Multicultural Activities Weekly Highlights: June 24-30, 2018
On Sunday, June 24, JASGA will present Kyudo, the Japanese martial arts of archery by Austin Kyudo and Emiko Kyudojo at Rising Sun Aikido Dojo. Kyudo, which literally means the “Way of the Bow”, is considered by many to be the purest of all the martial ways. In the past, In Japan, the bow was traditionally used for hunting, war, court ceremonies, games, and contests of skill. For more information, visit the community calendar event page.
American Gateways Recognizes Immigrant Heritage Month
On Sunday, June 24, join American Gateways for their annual party in celebration of Immigrant Heritage Month. Enjoy food, drinks, and music from around the world. All are welcome. More information can be found here.
On Sunday, June 24, come dance and sway with Kupira Marimba at the Austin Central Library. Let the music of Africa fill your hearts and souls! A full-sensory experience, Kupira Marimba’s high-energy joyful acoustic music is a foot stomping, heart pounding, hand clapping event for the whole family. For more information, visit the event page.
Echoes of Africa
On Tuesday, June 26, join the Twin Oaks Branch Library for a celebration of African culture. Included is Haitian-inspired dance, drum storytelling, and an Anansi shadow show. Free and open to the public. More information can be found here.
Bebe Social: A Bilingual Playdate for Babies and Toddlers
On Friday, June 29, visit Whole Foods at the Domain for an afternoon of meeting other families raising bilingual babies. All Spanish speaking levels welcome. RSVP to attend. Find more information and follow updates at the Facebook event page.
Austin Film Society presents The Complete Lone Wolf & Cub
On Saturday, June 30, visit the AFS Cinema for a presentation of The Complete Lone Wolf & Cub.
“Originating in a manga by writer Kazuo Koike and artist Goseki Kojima, the LONE WOLF & CUB series is one of the definitive Japanese genre creations. When the Shogun’s assassin Ogami Ittō is betrayed by his own clan, he and his only surviving relative, his one year old son, hit the road to revenge. The great success of the films ensured that it was a long road indeed. Here we present the entire original series, which captures many different variations in tone and attitude, but always remains satisfyingly action-packed and bloody.”
For showtimes and more information, visit the AFS website.
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.