POSTPONED - Due to inclement weather, the Elisabet Ney Museum has postponed The Polkapocalypse to a later date. The festival was scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 23 from noon to 5 p.m.
Despite the warm hearts and bright smiles that an outdoor Polka festival would create, Saturday’s forecasted high of 45 with a 40% chance of rain simply was too daunting to overcome.
A new date will be announced soon, and it will be promoted widely. Keep your ears open and your toes tapping.
Elisabet Ney Museum and Texas Folklife present POLKAPOCALYPSE!
• A family friendly POLKA EXTRAVAGANZA, from noon to 5PM, Saturday November 23, 2013
• Featuring live music from Brian Marshall, Polkasonics, Los Pinkys, Mark Halata, and The Flying Balalaika Brothers!
• 304 E 44th Street
• Free admission
• Bring a blanket and picnic gear, listen to great polka music and dance!
• Polkapocalypse is produced by The Elisabet Ney Museum and Texas Folklife, and Funded in part by the Texas Commission on the Arts
• Food trucks include The Best Wurst and Jim Jim’s Ice
• The First Annual Polkapocalypse Pan-Ethnic Polka festival will showcase a Texas cultural tradition in Austin – Polka music—drawing on the diverse ethnic cultures that helped build the current Texas cultural landscape. Tap your feet to Czech, Polish, Slavic, Mexican-American and Ukranian Polka beat!
• In 1892, Elisabet Ney, a German classically-trained sculptor, moved to Austin and built “Formosa,” a remarkable Neoclassical and Gothic Revival studio. Two famous pieces—statues of Sam Houston and Stephen F. Austin, now in the entry hall of the Texas State Capitol—were created in this massive castle-like structure. Much of her German-era oeuvre, including portraits of great philosophers, composers, and royalty, is also housed here. A designated historic landmark, the museum is dedicated to her art and legacy, and contains the largest collection of her works in the world.
• Phone: 512-458-2255