Austin Samba flat out rocks! The Brazilian percussion and dance team is so full of energy. If you can find them at an event, then please check them out. You will not be disappointed.
Did you know that you need Classical Indian Dance in your life? It turns out that you do. Anuradha Naimpally is mesmerizing on stage. Thanks to the Our World Family Music Festival for bringing her to the event!
There was a World Music Festival at Zilker Park today, and this was one of my favorite dance teams. Oaxaca, arte en movimiento, was an impressive team. Not to mention the pineapple dance! Yay!
The Zilker Kite Festival was as crazy as ever! The weather was a perfect overcast, cloudy, and windy day. There were tons of people, dogs, kites everywhere, bubbles, a biplane buzzing by, food trucks, beverages, kettle corn, free ice water, t-shirt sales, and art. I met the artist who submitted the design for the official t-shirt, Aileen Fitzgerald, and she was super nice. I thought her artwork really captured the spirit of Austin. All in all, it was a most successful Kite Festival.
It is good to know that some parts of Austin haven’t changed as the city continues to grow. Tonight was the Full Moon Swim at Barton Springs Pool. It is difficult to find this party on any official calendar, but it happens at every full moon. The entrance to the pool is free after 9:00 pm, so everyone jumps into the cold water and howls at the moon. Pretty cool party, huh?
Wow, that was a lot of fun! The hillside was probably as packed as I have ever seen it, and everyone was there to see Ballet Folklórico de Texas.
On this sunny Saturday, I took a walk through Zilker Botanical Garden. There were flowers, trees, bamboo, fish, dinosaurs, waterfalls, and other things wanting to be photographed.
The Summer Musical at the Zilker Hillside Theater this year is Hairspray. As usual, they do an awesome job. In this one, they sing, dance, fall in love, protest, and end up in jail among other things. Check it out if you find yourself in Austin.