Global Climate March

Date: November 29, 2015
Time: 1:00 pm  to  3:00 pm

Citizens will advocate for meaningful action on climate change as world leaders meet in Paris for the United Nations Conference on Climate Change to negotiate the next global climate deal. More information online.

Location: Texas State Capitol, 11th and Congress, Austin

An Evening with “The Fabulous Beekman Boys”

Date: November 29, 2015
Time: 7:15 pm  to  9:00 pm

The Fabulous Beekman Boys,” the hit reality show on the Cooking Channel, is an amusing look at a couple who moved from New York City to an upstate farm. Josh Kilmer-Purcell and Brent Ridge left their urban lifestyles behind to buy the Beekman farm, where they raise goats, pigs, chickens, and a llama, and produce organic products such as goat milk soap and cheese.

The presentation will be followed by a “Pop-Up Farmers Market” in the theater lobby featuring local food and gift vendors.

Regular tickets are $30 ($20 for students). VIP tickets are $100, which includes a 6:15 pm reception with Kilmer-Purcell and Ridge before the show, featuring locally sourced food from Austin chefs, along with local wines, spirits and beer.

Information and tickets are available at the Paramount Theatre Box Office, online or (512) 474-1221.

The evening is part of Edible Austin’sEat/Drink Local Week,” with proceeds benefiting Mobile Loaves & Fishes.

Location: Paramount Theatre, 719 Congress Ave., Austin, 78701

“The Wanted 18” Screening and Discussion with Director Amer Shomali

Date: December 2, 2015
Time: 6:30 pm  to  9:00 pm

The Wanted 18” explores the power of mass mobilization and nonviolent resistance to the Israeli occupation during the First Intifada. The film tells the story of 18 dairy cows being brought to the West Bank town of Beit Sahour, as part of a self-sufficiency movement, which were then declared a threat to the security of the state of Israel. With stop-motion animation, archival footage, interviews, and graphic novel cartoons, the 75-minute film uses humor to discuss nation-building from the bottom up, by the people not the politicians.

This Austin premiere starts with a reception (food available for purchase) at 6:30 pm, followed by the film at 7 pm, and a discussion with the Ramallah-based co-director. The event is sponsored by the Interfaith Community for Palestinian Rights and the Asian American Resource Center.

Location: Asian American Resource Center, 8401 Cameron Road, Austin, 78754

“Bhopal: A Prayer for Rain” Film Screening and Discussion

Date: December 2, 2015
Time: 6:30 pm  to  9:00 pm

On the 31st anniversary of the Bhopal gas disaster, AID Austin will screen “Bhopal: A Prayer for Rain,” which tells the story of the disaster through the eyes of a rickshaw puller, a journalist, and the chief executive of one of the world’s largest corporations. Directed by Ravi Kumar, the film stars Martin Sheen, Kal Penn, Mischa Barton, Tannishtha Chatterjee, and Rajpal Yadav.

The catastrophic leak at the Union Carbide pesticide plant in Bhopal, India, was the deadliest industrial disaster in history. After 31 years and more than 20,000 deaths, the abandoned factory site remains heavily contaminated and Bhopal’s groundwater remains laced with toxins. Hundreds of thousands of people, including children born to parents who survived the disaster, suffer from exposure-related illnesses.

Association for India’s Development is a volunteer-run organization committed to furthering sustainable, equitable and just development in India.

Please RSVP on the event’s Facebook page.

Location: Parlin Hall (PAR 301), University of Texas, Austin