Multicultural Activities Weekly Highlights: June 17-23, 2018
Bilingual Storytimes at Round Rock Library
On Tuesday, June 19, visit the Round Rock Library for a weekly storytime featuring American Sign Language. Round Rock Library also features a rotating schedule of storytimes in Chinese, Spanish, and Hindi. Visit the community calendar for more times and a rotation schedule.
Austin Film Society presents Essential Cinema: Jungle Freaks – The Cinema Novo Of Joaquim Pedro de Andrade
On Wednesday, June 20, visit the AFS Cinema for a special presentation of Macunaima (aka Jungle Freaks): “Joaquim Pedro de Andrade is one of the most important figures of Brazil’s Cinema Novo period, and his film, Macunaima (aka Jungle Freaks), helped to set the tone for this style of film that, much like its musical analogue, Tropicalia, gave the psychedelic and countercultural movements that were then sweeping the world a uniquely Brazilian beat. If you love John Waters’ and Lina Wertmuller’s approach to film narrative, then you will enjoy these films.”
For more information, visit the community calendar.
Rhythm on Stage: Free Brazilian Dance Night
Visit the Long Center on Thursday, June 21, for a free night of Brazilian Dance with Rebekah and live drummers! This all-ages event welcomes the entire family for a night of FREE fun, featuring dance styles from around the world. Beginners, experts and all dance levels in between are invited. Visit the event page for more information.
12th Annual Austin African American Book Festival
The George Washington Carver Museum & Cultural Center will be hosting the 12th annual African American Book Festival on Friday, June 22, and Saturday, June 23. The event is free and open to the public.
Visit the community calendar for more information.
“Roy Lozano’s Ballet Folklórico de Texas (RLBFT), Austin’s premier company of Mexican folk dance, will perform FIESTA 2018! on Saturday, June 23rd 2018, at the Paramount Theatre – 8:00 PM. The event includes dances from several Mexican regions, and will be featuring new dances from Mazahua – Estado de Mexico & Hidalgo. Musical guest – Juan Diaz. Tickets are $15, $20, and $25 (plus service fee). Fiesta is RLBFT’s biggest show of the year.”
For more information about RLBFT or Fiesta, please call (512) 928-1111, or visit the website for tickets and event information.
Ongoing Events for June
Choose from many options for bilingual storytimes and cultural clubs ongoing at many libraries in and around the greater Austin area. You can find more information on the multicultural event calendar.