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Texas Folklife

Folk and Traditional Arts of Texas


Sengelmann Hall

At Momma's at Sengelmann's Restaurant, Garrett Pettit and his team  take pride in offering handmade pizza, inspired by his Momma's recipes, Angus beef burgers, Czech and Texas cuisine, amazing atmosphere, culture and music. We combine down-home goodness with innovative flavors and an unmistakable Texas taste.

Papercuts Holiday Party

"Papercuts" exhibit by Bradley Jaye Williams was a huge success, thanks to his inspired papercut art, his music and his friends!  Texas Folklife fans enjoyed an evening of Polish-American art, music and food, without escaping the Tex-Mex flavors of Austin, of course.  A special feature of the night was home-prepared krupnik (honey-infused vodka) by none other than Bradley Williams himself!

The Big Squeeze Accordion Contest: coming to a city near you!

It's that time again! We are searching for the best young accordion players in Texas from the categories conjunto, zydeco and polka for our annual Big Squeeze contest. To be eligible, you must be 21 and under and enter by April 7th. Participants may be asked to perform in our finals in Austin on April 26th. You could also win a cash prize.

2014 Entry Form

Texas Dance Hall Preservation, Inc.

Texas Folklife and TDHP are partnering to produce the Texas Polka Music Festival and Symposium in Schulenburg on March 1, 2014.

Down in Houston Exhibit

Event Date: 
Tuesday, February 25, 2014 - 06:00 to Monday, March 31, 2014 - 05:00
Event Category: 
Texas Folklife Event

We will be exhibiting the work of James Fraher at the Houston 2014 FotoFest. It will be on display at the Art Department Gallery of Houston Community College Central from Feb 25th until March 30th.

Big Squeeze Talent Showcase in Los Fresnos

Event Date: 
Saturday, March 29, 2014 - 22:00 to Sunday, March 30, 2014 - 00:00
Event Category: 
Texas Folklife Event

Join us as we travel across Texas to find yound accordion players for our annual Big Squeeze program. We will be holding one of our talent showcases at Los Fresnos High school with accordion instructor and past Big Squeeze champ, Juan Longoria Jr.

Boricua Spirit with Puerto Rican Folkloric Dance Center

Event Date: 
Sunday, December 8, 2013 - 06:00
Event Category: 
Non-Texas-Folklife Event

Each year, Sembrando Herencia combines live music, dance, and theater to raise awareness of often-forgotten elements from Puerto Rico's rich heritage.