Multicultural Activities Weekly Highlights: June 3-9, 2018
Sangre de un Ángel – Teatro Vivo
On Sunday, June 3, visit the Oswaldo A.B. Cantú Panamerican Recreation Center for the final performance of Sangre de un Ángel “Sangre de un Ángel is inspired by the true story of Adam L. Chapa Sr., who was shot in his driveway by a teen gang member in East Austin on March 25, 1998. ‘This play is especially important for young adults,’ says Emmett, who is also a cousin of Adam Chapa. ‘Teenagers, teenagers of color most importantly, don’t often see themselves represented in professional theater in a way where we can see the multiple elements of their lives influencing their decisions. Their stories are important.'”
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Echoes of Africa – Carver Library Branch
Visit the Carver Library Branch on Monday, June 4, for a celebration of African culture. Included is Haitian-inspired dance, drum storytelling, and an Anansi shadow show. Recommended for ages 5-10. Find more information and presentations at other branches on the community calendar.
Don’t Know Much About History – The Gates of Europe
On Tuesday, June 5, join Joe & Merrilee at 7pm in the BookPeople Cafe to discuss The Gates of Europe. Find more information on the calendar.
On Tuesday, June 5, Austin Public Library’s performance troupe, Literature LIVE, presents King Midas at the St John Branch Library.Based on the Greek myth, this puppet show tells the story of King Midas, who believes he will achieve true happiness when he is given the golden touch. Find showtimes and dates for this performance and more presentations at other branches on the community calendar.
Visit BookPeople on Saturday, June 9, at 10:30am for a special storytime in honor of Ramadan, the month of fasting. Learn more about this annual event and share stories and activities along with a special guest.
Celebrando 2018 – Festival de Salsa y Bomba de Loíza
On Saturday, June 9, join the Puerto Rican Cultural Center as they celebrate the 20th anniversary of Puerto Rican Folkloric Dance in Austin. Celebrando 2018 brings together Orquesta Trabuko, the hottest Salsa band in Central Texas, and the high energy of Bomba music and dance from Loíza Puerto Rico led by patriarchs Raúl Ayala and Marcos Peñaloza Pica of Los Hermanos Ayala. Special youth performances by Guayili de Boriken (Killeen) and PRFDance students. Vendors offering handcrafted artesenia, jewelry, Puerto Rican souvenirs, artwork and more. Food and beverages available for purchase. Find more information on the community calendar.
ProjecTango Music Concert – Free Event
On Saturday, June 9, the Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center will be hosting a free night of Tango performances from Carlos Gardel, Francisco Canaro, Juan D’Arienzo, Carlos Di Sarli, and Osvaldo Pugliese. Seating is limited. Find more information on the calendar.
Ongoing Events for May
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.