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.
Saturday, April 27 11:00am-1:00pm Conference Room (Upstairs) Join the Facebook Event!
Calling all Austin Musicians! How will the City of Austin make use of $12 Million for Austin venues that are used for the arts, theater, and music? The City of Austin's Economic Development Department and Entertainment Division wants your input. Attend a meeting of musicians to help the City of Austin help you. Hear from City of Austin staff and give them your thoughts on what is needed at Austin venues for Austin musicians and for the Austin community. City of Austin's Economic Development Department and Entertainment Division Staff will be in attendance: Frank Rodriguez, EQ Austin. Gavin Garcia, EQ Austin/ Austin Music Commission Chair. Contact Person: Robert Rivera Ojeda. Coordinated by the Bronze Community Band Project.
Join us in our Community Garden! This is a volunteer opportunity occurring on Sunday, April 28th from 11:30-1:30pm. Please sign up on GivePulse: https://www.givepulse.com/recurring/382307?event=Community+Healing+Garden+Workday
Join us on the last Tuesday of each month for a special screening from the Golden Era of Mexico’s cinema. Doors Open at 9:15am, film screens at 9:30am. Seniors will enjoy a healthy lunch provided by AARP immediately following the film. Please call to RSVP, as space is limited! 512-974-3789. For special screenings and additional information contact: email@example.com.
Angelitos Negros with Pedro Infante will be screened on Tuesday, April 30th. Film Synopsis: Ana Luisa is a beautiful blonde. Jose Carlos, a famous singer. Both consider themselves caucasian, but the product of their love is a beautiful black little girl. Ana blames her husband and rejects the love of her daughter, who suffers racial injustice. The housekeeper hides the life-changing secret. Featuring famous Mexican actor Pedro Infante.
BoCCa is looking for young talent (ages 5-18) to submit digital stories for BoCCa’s Voices, Voces, Voix Youth (VVVY) Festival. Selected producers and their digital stories will be showcased at VVVY Festival on May 4, 2019 at the Mexican American Cultural Center. Digital stories can be live-action, documentary, short, animated, and stop-motion. Digital stories must be directed and produced by youth, and adult supervision must be limited to an advisory capacity only. Entries can be 2-10 minutes in length. Bilingual productions are encouraged, and any language is accepted (English, Spanish, French, Arabic, Vietnamese, etc). Entries in languages other than English must have English subtitles. Submissions will be accepted from March 1 -April 10, 2019 on BoCCa’s website www.boccaaustin.org/vvvy-festival only. Selected digital stories will be showcased at the VVVY Festival, on BoCCa’s website and social media platforms. Prizes for the winning productions will be announced on boccaaustin.org
Austin Texas premiere of "Singing Our Way to Freedom" chronicling the life and music of Ramon “Chunky” Sanchez from his humble beginnings as a farmworker in Blythe, California to the dramatic moment when he received one of his nation’s highest musical honors at the Library of Congress in Washington DC. Followed by Q&A with Filmmaker Paul Espinosa. Free and open to the public. For a full list of screenings at the MACC and other locations around Austin, visit https://cinelasamericas.org/film-festival/claiff22/schedule
Come join Roots & Rhythms Cultural Arts Program at the Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center, for our third annual, free, family interactive!! This year we’ll be joined by three time Austin Music Award winners, Hardproof Afrobeat, along with acclaimed Latin band, El Tule, playing a mix of cumbia, salsa, and reggaeton. We’ll be moving, shaking, laughing and shouting, at this family friendly interactive for the whole family…seats are first come, first served, so get there early!
Daniel Llanes will perform ChicAztlan Jazz / World Beat music on the plaza at the ESB-MACC. Come enjoy good tunes and good vibes in the afternoon sun! This free event is part of an ongoing music series at the ESB-MACC. The music is free, outside, and appropriate for all ages. Dancing is encouraged!
Superfónicos and KUTX invite you to a night of Cumbia and community at the MACC, to celebrate the release of the new single "Cumbéalo". Celebrate the release of Superfónicos new single, "Cumbéalo" with a special musical celebration highlighting the roots of Cumbia from Africa to Texas . Special guest musicians from Africa, Colombia, Mexico and Texas will be joining the band through out the evening.7" vinyl copies of the new single will be available for purchase as well as T shirts and CD's of the band's EP "Suelta".
Canciones Para Mi Madre
Sunday, May 12
3:00pm More Info Coming Soon!
On Sunday, May 12 at 3pm, the Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center will present Canciones para Mi Madre, (Songs for my Mother) a music concert performed by Trio Los Vigilantes with special guest Julie Slim. Celebrate Mother’s Day by bringing together music and culture to honor our loved ones; our mothers, grandmothers, and all the special Mom’s that are in our lives.Trio Los Vigilantes have been delighting audiences for over a decade and continue to create magic with classic bolero songs from yester-year. This event is free and open to the public. Parking is free. Doors open at 2:30pm!
Los Bohemios Perdidos Present: Así Mero
Saturday, May 18
Tickets $10 plus online fees
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Los Bohemios Perdidos present a very special concert honoring the diverse music of Mexico. Joined by percussionist Carmelo Torres, Violinists Camille Schiess and Christabel Lin, Upright bassist Alex Browne, Son Jarocho Dancer Joanna Saucedo, and Mariachi ensemble Mariachi Capital, they will play Son Jarocho, Boleros, Mariachi classics, Son Jaliscience, and Latin Pop Rock. It should be a night to remember. For tickets and information, please visit the facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2269136429990561/
A Tribute to Aida Barrera and Carrascolendas
Thursday, May 23
4:30pm | Auditorium Free | All Ages
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Join us to celebrate filmmaker Aida Barrera's many contributions to bilingual education and cultural heritage, such as the first national bilingual TV program for children "Carrascolendas." Please RSVP on Eventbrite to attend; this event is FREE. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. People who RSVP will have priority seating; others will be admitted at 4:55 p.m. The auditorium has a capacity of 175 people. RSVP does not guarantee admittance; please arrive early. For more information, write an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 512-471-1924. Hosts: Voces Oral History Project, KLRU-TV, City of Austin, Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center. Sponsors: IBC Bank Austin, School of Journalism -- UT Austin, Moody College of Communication -- UT Austin, College of Education -- UT Austin, Department of Curriculum and Instruction -- UT Austin, Division of Diversity and Community Engagement -- UT Austin, Department of Educational Leadership and Policy -- UT Austin, Department of American Studies -- UT Austin
Awards of Excellence
Saturday, June 1
7:00pm | Sam Z. Coronado Gallery Free Event
Established in 2009 by the MACC Advisory Board, this award recognizes remarkable Latinx for the highest artistic excellence they bring to the cultural arts of Austin, TX. Individuals or groups from any artistic discipline who have demonstrated distinguished service, leadership, dedication, outstanding performance and a lasting contribution to the arts can be considered for this honor.
Join us for this event to celebrate the Awardees! The ceremony will begin at 7:00pm. To see past awardees, please click here.
Cine de Oro
9:30am | Auditorium | Free Admission
Join us on the last Tuesday of each month for a special screening from the Golden Era of Mexico’s cinema. Seniors will enjoy a healthy lunch provided by AARP immediately following the film. Please call to RSVP, as space is limited! 512-974-3789. For special screenings and additional information contact: email@example.com
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.
September 15, 2019
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
November 2nd 2019
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.
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
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.