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The ESB-MACC is currently open for outdoor events!
Check the MACC Facebook (@ESBMACC) for a full list of upcoming events. Guests visiting the MACC are asked to complete a short written health questionnaire when they arrive.
Mexamericon- Austin's Only Mexican American Comic Convention!
Saturday, November 13
11:00AM - 5:00PM
Free and open to the public, no ticket required
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This year MexAmeriCon 2021 will be held on Saturday, November 13th from 10am to 5pm outdoors on the Zócalo. FREE Admission! ALL ages welcome!
Doors open - 10:00 AM
Panel Discussions hosted by Kevin Garcia - 11:30 AM
Lotería with Emmanuel Valtierra - 12:30 PM
DJ Zetroc - 1:00 PM
Easy Compadre - 2:00 PM
Outlet Odyssey - 4:00 PM
The event will showcase Mexican American and Latinx artists who work through the medium of comic books, graphic novels, zines and other related media. There will be an artist alley, as well as interviews and panels exploring topics relating to comics and Latinx Culture. Attendees will have the opportunity to engage face to face with these talented creators!
MexAmeriCon 2021 is organized by a group of dedicated volunteers who grew up reading comic books and believe in the value of Latinx art and culture. Our focus at MexAmeriCon is to create a positive and inclusive environment for both artists and attendees to unite and share.
This event will be held in collaboration with LUPE Arte (lupearte.net) and the Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center. This project is supported in part by the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department.
Daniel Llanes Live Music on the Plaza
Sunday, Nov 14 2-4pm
Austin musician Daniel Llanes will host a free live perfomances outdoors on the Zocalo Plaza of the ESB Mexican American Cultural Center. Come enjoy good tunes and good vibes in the afternoon sun! Attendees do not have to register- this is an open event, outside, and appropriate for all ages. Dancing is encouraged!
* For family-friendly/ youth activities and instructional videos, make sure to view our Education Digital Programs too!
La Mujer is our annual celebration of womxn in the arts, presented by the Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center. In its 10th year, this festival was originally inspired by Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz, who is considered the first feminist of the Americas. This year, we are highlighting the accomplishments of mujeres, of womxn, who inspire us.
This multi-disciplinary digital festival spanned several days, including musical performances by 2020 Latin Grammy Nominee Gina Chavez (w/ full band!), a film screening by Cine Las Americas, panel discussions hosted by Chingona Fest Texas and Latino Studies at UT, a virtual exhibit curated by The Projecto’s Coka Trevino -- PLUS a stellar lineup of other musicians, poets, painters, and visual artists. Join us to honor and elevate Latinx womxn.
The event is free to watch on LaMujerATX.net and our social media channels.
Every Saturday at the MACC, free class for all ages. 12:00-1:30pm. Join instructor Erick Salazar for free instruction in the Brazilian art of Capoeira. Masks required. Free parking at the MACC- get a parking pass from our front office.
Select Sundays (Register to Volunteer)
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At the ESB-MACC Healing Garden we grow fruits, herbs, and vegetables that can be used for everyday meals and health. If you are interested in gardening or sharing in our harvest, join us for one of our workdays. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 512.974.3773. View the informational brochure in English or Spanish and our Garden webpage in English or Spanish!
These programs are available to anyone to view for free! For a complete list, remember to visit MACCDIGITAL.NET!
On Nov 1 & 2, 2020, the ESB Mexican American Cultural Center presented a virtual Día de Los Muertos. This celebration has been a tradition at the ESB-MACC for over a decade. View the event for free from a computer, tablet, or phone! Local artists and the community participated, making this a collective digital event.
Day of the Dead Digital Program
A series of musical performances by some of our favorite artists, from their living room to yours - FOR FREE! Watch all of the performances on the Desde La Sala Playlist, plus find more information on the Desde La Sala website!
Caminos Teen Leadership Program Presents: Vamonos
Every Other Friday
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The teens of the ESB_MACC Caminos program have created ¡VAMONOS!; an arts and veriety show by teens for teens. Featuring segments such as our Literary Collective; the Caminos Business Insight; our Cuarentelenovela and Caminos Art Club, we look forward to engage our community and have fun in the process. Tune in every other Friday at 6PM US Central
Viva Mexico 2020 Digital Program
ESB-MACC's Annual Signature Events
Learn more about our yearly events below!
A celebration of women inspired by the first feminist of the New World, Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz, with food, art, and performances by womxn.
Awards of Excellence
Award Ceremony recognizing remarkable Latinx for the highest artistic excellence they bring to the cultural arts of Austin, TX.
The day of Mexico's Independence from Spain is always remembered on the 16th of September. Our father of independence is Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla, who started the revolt on the eve of the 15th of September.
Día de los Muertos
A day to remember our loved ones who have passed with ofrendas/offerings, music, food, and kids activities. Part of Mexican culture is learning from our ancestors and learning where they came from to guide our future.
COLLABORATE WITH US!
The Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center is a vibrant arts center with 100,000 annual visitors. Since 2007, we have been offering countless cultural events and art classes focusing on performing arts, music, literature, film screenings, and the Latino Arts Residency Program. A collaboration is a one-time presentation that is co-produced with the ESB-MACC. It can be a panel discussion, music or theater presentation, film screenings or community engagement discussion. The ESB-MACC organizes year-round activities and also cooperates with a large number of partners who complete and strengthen programming through rentals and collaborations. For more information, download our collaboration request form.
Collaborators that we have worked with in the past are: AARP, ALMA (Austin Latino Music Association), Austin Community College Creative Writing, Austin History Center, Austin Museum Partnerships, The Austin Symphony, Ballet East, Bellas Artes Alliance, The Center for Mexican-American Cultural Arts (CMACA), Cine Las Americas, Conspire Theatre, Crossroads Events, Dan Guerrero, Daniel Llanes, El Corazón de Tejas, Flor de Nopal, Indigenous Cultures Institute San Marcos, KLRU-TV, Latinitas, LATINO Magazine & No Mas Hambre, Nuestro Grupo, PODER, Proyecto Teatro, Puerto Rican Folkloric Dance Company, Telemundo Austin, Texas Criminal Justice Coalition, Texas Folklife, Resistencia Bookstore, University of Texas at Austin CMAS, Univision