March 31st marked 20 years since the world lost Selena Quintanilla Pérez, but the legacy of this Tejano superstar — who was on the brink of crossing over to the English-language music market — lives on. In an Austin American-Statesman story last week, I took a look at Selena’s legacy, and how she’s impacted everything from pop culture to style.
Selena fans will honor her memory with tributes throughout the year, and especially during her birthday month in April when the Queen of Tejano would have turned 44 years old.
Here’s a look at some Austin-area events. Know of more upcoming Selena tributes? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
April 10:Puro Chingón Collective will present an interactive screening of the film “Selena” at 8 p.m. at thinkEAST on 1036 Jain Lane. Guests will receive a bag of props to be used during key points throughout the movie.
April 14:TheGlitoris’ third annual TuezGayz Selena tribute party at Barbarella (611 Red River St.) Doors open at 10 p.m. Small Selena tributes at 11 p.m., midnight and 1 a.m. $5 cover
April 16: Bidi Bidi Banda Presents: A Selena Birthday Celebration concert at the ABGB at 9 p.m. (Sold-out show.)
Austin American-Statesman videographer Kelly West recently chatted with Selena tribute band Bidi Bidi Banda lead singer Stephanie Bergara about how she interprets Selena.
April 16: Alamo Drafthouse presents a Selena Sing-Along movie screening at South Lamar and Alamo Drafthouse Village at 7 p.m.
April 17-18: Although this is in Corpus Christi, we thought you’d like to know about the highly anticipated Fiesta de la Flor festival featuring music by artists such as Los Lobos, Nina Diaz (of Girl in a Coma), AB Quintanilla y Los Kumbia King AllStarz and more.