“To celebrate Austin’s sister city of Angers, France, the French American Business Council of Austin, Inc. and Austin Angers Creative are pleased to announce the first annual “Angers Day,” a day of activities to highlight Angers’ influence in the Live Music Capital of the World,” announced the French American Business Council of Austin (FABCA) and the nonprofit brand representing sistership building between Angers and Austin around an innovative technologies and creative projects in a press release.
“On Saturday, November 14, a variety of venues throughout East Austin will showcase French music, film, food, technology and culture. (…)
In addition to recognizing the rich cultural aspects of the sister city relationship, the day also represents the grand finale of an official visit by an important delegation from Angers traveling to visit with the City of Austin and Mayor Steve Adler, among others. The Angers delegation is led by Mayor Christophe Béchu and includes high-ranking business leaders and other experts to discuss economic development initiatives, Austin’s tech ecosystems, and Austin’s and Angers’ technology solutions to climate change. The City of Austin will also make an official proclamation that November 14, 2015 is “Angers Day.”
“Angers Day is produced by Samantha Phelps and Susan Parras of Austin Angers Creatives’ Austin branch, and Liz Wiley of the French American Business Council of Austin.”
“The goal of Angers Day is to educate and inspire Austinites about the growing economic and cultural partnerships and exchanges between Austin and Angers.”
“Partnering with ATX Safer Streets, Angers Day encourages all attendees to walk, bike or use alternative forms of transportation to get from one venue to the next. Events are scheduled to follow one another with little-to-no-overlap and gradually move from West to East.”
- From 12 to 4pm at the French Legation Museum, 802 San Marcos Street:
“Enjoy live music from Angers artist Cherry Plum & Austin-based French DJ Eric Débris Aka Doctor Mix, bread & cheese from food vendors, as well as wine, pétanque with the Heart of Texas Pétanque Club, tours of the museum, and explore local French social clubs, schools, meetups, publications and language classes.” “Bring a blanket to fully experience the French “pique-nique”.” FREE (Limit 2 drink tickets / adult) “In the event of inclement weather, this event will be relocated. Rain venue to be defined.”
- From 4 to 7pm at Wonderland, 1104 E 6th Street:
“Network with representatives of Austin’s own Capital Factory and Music Meets Video” and “enjoy a bite from Chef Lynzy Moran’s pop-up Baton Creole restaurant.” FREE (Food & drink not included) “This event is 21+.”
- From 7 to 10pm at Rio Rita, 1308 E 6th Street:
“Austin Film Society and Angers’ Premiers Plans Film Festival present an evening of curated short films highlighting some of the most innovative French directors.” FREE (Food & drink not included) “This event is 21+.”
- From 9pm to 2am at Stay Gold, 1910 E Cesar Chavez:“Live musical performances from Lou Rebecca (Paris / Austin), Paul Hazan (Paris), and Cherry Plum (Angers).” COVER: $5 “This event is 21+.”
- From 10pm to 2am at Justine’s Brasserie, 4710 E 5th Street:
“Grab a bite from Justine’s infamous kitchen and Executive Chef Casey Wilcox, listen to live music from Continental Graffiti (Austin, ex-Paris) on the patio, and enjoy a unique Fernet-Branca cocktail.” FREE (Food & drink not included) “This event is 21+.”
Angers Day also includes a preparty at Hole in the Wall on Friday November 13 from 7 to 9pm. Dubbed France VS Hole in the Wall, the event features Cherry Plum from Angers and Paul Hazan from Paris.
As well as an afterparty on Sunday 15 from 9pm at Sahara Lounge, 1413 Webberville Road:
“Enjoy one last hurrah with our visiting French artists!” COVER: $3 “This event is 21+.”
This latest event is coupled with a French-African party organized by the Austin group of Francais du Monde South Central USA from 6 to 9pm. It will include a freed meatballs, rice and vegetables dinner, as well as a kora show by Sahara Lounge co-owner Ibrahim Aminou. More on Francais du Monde South Central USA’s website.
For more detailed event information, updates, artists’ videos, indications on how to pronounce Angers, and more, please visit www.angersday.com.