Local Events in Austin, Texas

The Felix Longoria Affair: A Turning Point in the Latino Movement
Wed, 20 Feb 2019 18:30:00 +0000

You are invited to join us for a conversation on how the death of Army Private Felix Z. Longoria, a Mexican-American soldier killed in action in World War II, and the dispute over his burial in Three Rivers, Texas, sparked a turning point in the Latino movement.   Our panelists include: Dr. Vicki L. Ruiz, Professor Emeritus of History and Chicano/Latino Studies in the School of Social Sciences at the University of California, Irvine Dr. Maggie Rivas-Rodriguez, founder of the Voces Oral History Project, and professor in the School of Journalism at the Moody College of Communication at The University of Texas at Austin Dr. Patrick J. Carroll, author of Felix Longoria's Wake: Bereavement, Racism, and the Rise of Mexican American Activism, and Professor Emeritus of History at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Moderator: Dr. Kyle Longley, director of the LBJ Presidential Library This event is free and open to the public. A reception in the Great Hall of the LBJ Library will follow the program. Please register to attend.   Location and Parking The LBJ Auditorium is located on the lower level of the LBJ complex at 2313 Red River St. Access to the auditorium will be through the lobby of the LBJ School of Public Affairs. Parking details will be posted soon.   Historical Background Army Private Felix Z. Longoria was a Mexican-American soldier killed in action in 1945 while serving in the Philippines in World War II.   Four years later, in January 1949, Longoria’s widow, Beatriz, tried arranging a funeral for her husband whose body was being returned by the U.S. Army. When she was met with resistance over holding the wake at the only funeral home in the small town of Three Rivers, Texas, she reached out to American GI Forum leader, Dr. Hector P. Garcia, a prominent physician and civil rights leader from nearby Corpus Christi, Texas, for assistance.   Dr. Hector P. Garcia reached out to then-Senator Lyndon B. Johnson directly and over the following month, debates played out in the national news over the dispute. Ultimately, with Johnson’s assistance, the family buried Longoria at Arlington National Cemetery with full military honors.   This event has caused many analysts to look at the Longoria affair as sparking a turning point in the country’s Latino movement.   - - - This event is co-sponsored by Humanities Texas.   The LBJ Presidential Library is one of 14 presidential libraries administered by the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA).

When: Feb 20, 2019 6:30:00 PM in Austin, Texas

Hip Hop Mini Series - Nice For What
Fri, 08 Feb 2019 19:00:00 +0000

"Everybody Get Your MothaFuckin' Roll On!"  It is time for a specifically designed Hip-Hop Performance routine. It's what you asked for, and Rendi and Serese are here to deliver. Along with the help of Drake pumping us up, and Big Freedia bringing us that bounce. Let's get that energy up and give the crowd a reason to get hype AF to Drake's "Nice For What" AKA the Woman Anthem We will be meeting for 4 sessions -- with Choreography and Direction led by your favorite Juke Jams collaborators: Rendi Nutt and Serese Brown 4 weeks of training - February 8th, 15th, 22nd and March 1st Costumed to fit everyone's needs Dress reheartsal at Venue Live Performance at our Winter Showcase March 3rd ***And you get a bonus -- because your first session (February 8th) will be combined with our monthly Juke Jams event, with drinks included. This session will be the only one to run from 7-9pm This Series does have a performer limit and will likely sell out. For additional payment Options or Questions contact sassnstrut@gmail.com

When: Feb 8, 2019 7:00:00 PM in Austin, Texas

A Second Life
Sat, 09 Mar 2019 20:00:00 +0000

When: Mar 9, 2019 8:00:00 PM in Austin, Texas

Mean Motor Scooter
Fri, 22 Feb 2019 20:00:00 +0000

When: Feb 22, 2019 8:00:00 PM in Austin, Texas

Suburban Whiskey
Fri, 03 May 2019 21:30:00 +0000

9:30 to 01:45

When: May 3, 2019 9:30:00 PM in Austin, Texas

Suburban Whiskey
Fri, 12 Apr 2019 20:00:00 +0000

8:00 to 12:00

When: Apr 12, 2019 8:00:00 PM in Georgetown, Texas

Paula Held- Monte Mann
Wed, 20 Mar 2019 19:00:00 +0000

7 - 9 pm with Monte Mann "a curiously addictive marriage of folk, pop and jazz influences." Arthur Wood, Maverick Mag, UK

When: Mar 20, 2019 7:00:00 PM in Austin, Texas

BOTTOMLESS BUBBLY, bingo, and Boss Babe Vendor Brunch!
Sun, 03 Mar 2019 12:00:00 +0000

Join us for Beachside Brunch, Boss Babes Businesses, AND free mimosas! Support local female entrepreneurs. Shop awesome products with a gorgeous view. Come out for a relaxing Sunday, and you can feel like a champ knowing any purchase you make goes to supporting local ladies and their families! 

When: Mar 3, 2019 12:00:00 PM in New Braunfels, Texas

Paula Held- Monte Mann
Thu, 28 Feb 2019 18:30:00 +0000

6:30 - 9 pm with Monte Mann "a curiously addictive marriage of folk, pop and jazz influences." Arthur Wood, Maverick Mag, UK

When: Feb 28, 2019 6:30:00 PM in Wimberley, Texas

Will Dunlap Music- Rockin' Gospel Project- Shelly Knight
Sun, 03 Feb 2019 12:00:00 +0000

Hippie church! What an amazing adventure! Music, dancing, food and drinks all served with Love!

When: Feb 3, 2019 12:00:00 PM in Austin, Texas