The ESB-MACC is proud to produce annual signature events such as Viva México, Día de los Muertos, La Mujer, and Awards of Excellence. We host events focused on Education, as well as a variety of event collaborations which can be viewed below.
Are you already planning your event at the ESB-MACC? Technical Requests for upcoming events can be filled out here and emailed to Jesus.Varela@austintexas.gov.
Click here for February 2020 Monthly Event Calendar!
From Chopin to Manzanero, with Daniel Herrera & Rolando Morejón
Wednesday, February 12th 6:30pm-9:30pm
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The Consulate General of Mexico in Austin and the Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center would like to invite you to our special event:
"From Chopin to Manzanero", a concert by Cuban-Mexican artists Daniel Herrera (piano) and Rolando Morejón (violin)"
El Consulado General de México en Austin y el Centro Cultural Mexicoamericano Emma S. Barrientos te invitan a este especial evento:
"De Chopin a Manzanero", un concierto ofrecido por los artistas mexicocubanos Daniel Herrera (piano) y Rolando Morejón (violín)
With a single phrase, you can give up your country. With a single signature, you can tear a family apart. With a single word, you can learn to transform. In their first original solo show, (Un)Documents, award-winning actor and poet Jesús I. Valles journeys across both sides of a river with two names, moving between languages to find their place as a child, a lover, a teacher, and a sibling in a nation that demands sacrifice at the altar of citizenship. In doing so, Valles creates a new kind of documentation written with anger, fierce love, and the knowledge that what makes us human can never be captured on a government questionnaire. This award-winning show received the 2018 B. Iden Payne awards for Outstanding Direction of a Drama, Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama, and Outstanding Original Script, as well as 5 Austin Critics Table Nominations and one win for Rudy Ramirez's direction.
A'lante Flamenco: Procesion
February 14, 15, 16
Friday & Saturday 8:00pm, Sunday 4:00pm
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When was the last time you laughed with a stranger? Or cried in public? Sang in a group? These days it’s harder than ever to connect with our fellow humans. A’lante Flamenco gives you a chance to do it in "Procession." Sing, chant, and march along with the dancers and musicians as they take you on a sensory experience that goes beyond flamenco, evoking Semana Santa in Sevilla, the Arabic culture of Granada, and the universal appeal of Mardi Gras in New Orleans. Or just sit back and take in the spectacle. Featuring guest artists Julie Slim Nassif, Oliver Steck, and as always, A’lante Flamenco’s rapid-fire footwork, piercing voices and heartbreaking guitar. This show is appropriate for all ages!
Come to a gallery talk with Nathan Nordstrom (Sloke). This talk will take place among the artworks in the exhibit Piecing it Together: Austin Graffiti Art 1984-2004. Sloke and other featured artists will be providing a gallery talk. Light refreshments will be served.
Caminos Teen Program Presents: Breaking Barriers/ Rompiendo Barreras- Event for Teens 13-19
Breaking Barriers Latinx Youth Conference is a day of art, music, and community dedicated to Latinx youth, presented by the teens of the ESB-MACC Caminos Teen Leadership program. On February 22nd, teens will collaborate with emerging artists and cultural activists to facilitate exploration and self-expression around the theme of “breaking barriers”.This year our teens have chosen to take a closer look at what 'Mental Health' means and how does it affect our many communities. Conference activities will include screen printing (bring something cool to print on), graffiti arts workshop, interactive art stations, we4lnness activities led by teens, music performances and much more. This event is uniquely created BY teens, FOR teens. This event is free for any teen age 13-19 who wants to connect with others through art and culture. Please RSVP on Eventbrite ( https://www.eventbrite.com/e/breaking-barriers-mental-health-conference-2020-tickets-86240201765 ) or Facebook. RSVP not required to attend, but those who RSVP will be guaranteed a spot.
What to bring: A blank t-shirt for screenprinting. Snacks are provided and it is recommended to bring $10 for lunch. Please come willing to share your voice. To participate in the open-mic, bring any needed instruments. Free parking is available on-site. Students may earn volunteer credit at their school for attending if they get pre-authorization from their school and bring any necessary documentation for a staff signature. Adults may contact the organizers to volunteer at the event.
More about Caminos: CAMINOS is an immersive paid internship empowering Austin-area Teens to carve their own path in the creative arts. Students apply and are accepted into the program for one year, during which they are actively engaged in the various elements of the program which include working with ESB-MACC professional staff; artist mentorships, community engagement, special workshops and cultural events. Contact: Caminos@austintexas.gov
Schedule: 12:00am - Arrival and Greetings.12:20 Program Starts. 01:30-3PM- Art Workshops. 3PM- Snack Break (on-site). 3:30- 5PM Session 2. 5:00-6:00PM- Musical Performances; Art Stations and Conclusion
Cine De Oro Senior Film Series
Febuary 25: "Todos Queremos A Alguien" (2017)
March 31: "Cesar Chavez" (2014)
Admission is Free! Breakfast and lunch provided.
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Community Conversations with the MACC: Public Programming Brainstorm
Thursday, February 27
Black Box Theater
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Join us in a dialogue to gather ideas & feedback regarding the direction we should take our adult programming! We are seeking to collect input from artists, elders, parents, young adults, leaders, and other community members to help us determine the direction of the ESB-MACCs adult programming. Find out more about our adult programming and let us know what type of programming you would like to see more of at the MACC. Discover how you can get more involved in our programming at the MACC (Volunteer Opportunities)
The City of Austin is committed to compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Reasonable modifications and equal access to communications will be provided upon request. For assistance please contact (512) 974-3914 or Relay Texas 7-1-1. La Ciudad de Austin se compromete a cumplir lo establecido en la Ley de Estadounidenses con Discapacidades (ADA). A solicitud de los interesados, se proveerán modificaciones razonables y acceso equitativo a las comunicaciones. Para obtener ayuda, por favor llame al (512) 974-3914 o al número de Relay Texas, 7-1-1.
Chamacos Dance Company Presents:
March 6th, April 3rd, May 1st, June 5th
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El Puente is a free monthly event that provides a platform for the artistic community of Austin to showcase their works in a informal setting. Its purpose is to connect artists of different cultural backgrounds and art disciplines as well as provide opportunity to network and share information about any upcoming performances. El Puente is a space where each voice is heard and where all voices become one!
Come to enjoy an evening of dance, music, theater, films, free expression and connection.
7-8pm Cuban Salsa Class
8-9pm Artists showcases
9-9:30pm Guided Improv Jam
Amy Diane Morrow
Sandie donzica, Dancer/Choreographer/DanceTeacher
Bloom and Lacrimosa by Yelena Konetchy
Melodrama knows no limits in this improvised tale of back-stabbing, drama and longing glances. Inspired by television shows like “Jane the Virgin”, “Teresa” and “La Reina del Sur”, ¡ESCÁNDALO! will present a brand new, never-before-seen, never-to-be-seen-again passion-filled telenovela based on audience suggestions. Join us at the Mexican-American Cultural Center as we explore themes of nail-biting intrigue, star-crossed love, strong women, dastardly villains and breaking the fourth wall in ¡ESCÁNDALO! A few lucky audience members will win prizes during this Valentine’s-themed show :) Note that our show may have adult themes, adult language and prop weapons. The primary language will be English with Spanish and Spanglish peppered throughout. We will have dashboard signs available for free parking at the MACC as of 7:30pm. Box office opens at 7:45pm. Doors open at 7:55pm.
A note that we will have a limited number of free seats for those bringing an abuela, tía, or mamá to this show - email us at EscandaloImprov@gmail.com for more details and availability.
About our Guest Performers: Crockett High School's Mariachi de Oro will perform a 20-30 minute set of love-themed mariachi music. For more than 15 years, they have been the premiere high school Mariachi ensemble in Austin, TX. Since 2014 the program has been under the direction of Ron Hare. They maintain a very busy performance schedule with upwards of forty formal and informal performances each year. Mariachi de Oro have performed for/with two gubernatorial inaugurations, local television stations, a Latin Grammy winner and numerous national conferences. Donate to this awesome program now!
ESB-MACC Signature Events:
La Mujer, April 18, 2020
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 women.
Awards of Excellence, June 6, 2020
Award Ceremony recognizing remarkable Latinx for the highest artistic excellence they bring to the cultural arts of Austin, TX. To see past awardees, please click here.
¡Viva Mexico!, September 14, 2020
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, Oct 31, 2020
A day to remember our loved ones who have passed with 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. Join the Facebook Event!
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, and Univision.
All of our events and programming are free and open to the public!
The ESB-MACC is located at 600 River Street in Austin, Texas along Lady Bird Lake.
Free parking is available to those attending our programs, galleries and special events. A temporary parking pass is available in the main office.