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.
Lady in Red Holiday Concert Thursday, December 5th
7:00pm-9:00pm Join the Event on Facebook!
This Christmas Showcase will feature Austin Highschool Small Jazz Ensemble who will uplift the audience with some fun holiday cheer!
Community Feedback Session
Wednesday, December 11th
The ESB-MACC is hiring a new manager. Come lend your voice during this open session to discuss the competencies you would like to see in our future ESB-MACC manager. Free and open to the public! Light refreshments will be served. *Translation services are available upon request- please call 512-974-3772.
Teatro Vivo Presents: Austin Puppet Incident
Friday, Dec 6 & Saturday, Dec. 7
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The Austin Puppet Incident, presented Friday, December 6th and Saturday, December 7th 2019 at 8pm at the Mexican American Cultural Center, 600 River St., Austin, TX 78701, features local and national puppet artists performing short, original puppet works for ADULT audiences. Funny, deep, enchanting, experimental: it's all here. Hosted by Jesus Valles, co-presented by Glass Half Full Theatre and Trouble Puppet Theater Company in coordination with Mexican American Cultural Center, and funded in part by The Puppet Slam Network, The Austin Puppet Incident is an annual event running since 2009. Advance tickets for this event are available at Brown Paper Tickets for $13 and tickets at the door are $15.
Chamacos Dance Presents: El Puente
Friday, December 6th
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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.
Opening Reception: La Lucha Sigue Thursday, December 12th 5:00- 7:00pm in the Community Gallery
7:00-9:00pm in the Sam Z Coronado Gallery Join the Facebook Event!
Inspired by local artists and community leaders that have fought La Lucha (the fight) for equality, civil justice, and culture perseverance. "La Lucha Sigue" is a collection of artworks curated by Bertha Delgado. Featured artists include: Gilbert Cortez Rivera, JE Colunga, Serena Tijerina, Ramon B Maldonado Sr., Mando Martinez, Shawn Rendon, Raymond Rage Mendoza, Filiberto Mendieta, Martin Coronado, Louie Trujillo, Victor Sepeda, Amado Castillo III and Monica Maldonado.
Teatro Vivo Presents: La Pastorela
Shows at 8:00pm and 2:00pm on Sundays Follow Teatro Vivo for updates!
La Pastorela returns to The ESB-MACC this December, under the direction of Rupert Reyes. This timeless tale of shepherds, angels, and devils is a family-friendly, time-honored tradition for the whole familia!
Mauricio Callejas Presents: Album Release, "La Crisis"
Saturday, December 14th
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Mauricio Callejas invites you to the exclusive unveiling of the 12 new songs that are part of his new album “Crisis”. A collection of songs that span more than two decades of songwriting, carefully handpicked as each one of them was created during troubled times, songs written to comfort after a personal loss, to make you laugh during sad times and songs to empower the community.
The album was recorded and produced by Mauricio himself and counts with the collaboration of many talented musicians like Esteban Alvarez on piano, Gabriel Gutierrez on drums and percussion, Mario Alvarez on bass, all from Costa Rica, and the Salvadorans Luis Mario Magaña on keyboards, Douglas Fagoaga on sax and trumpet, Jaime “Hulk” Varela on guitars and Teresita Ramos on vocals. The album was recorded during 2019 between Austin TX, El Salvador and Costa Rica.
Figúralo Youth Exhibit showcases the exploration of artistic mediums through figurines, figurative images, and figurative narratives. All young artists are highly encouraged to submit their wonderful creations. Opening reception Dec. 14 from 4:00-6:00pm in SZC Gallery. Exhibit ends on January 11th. For information on artwork submission, please visit our Education Page.
ESB-MACC Signature Events:
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
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.
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 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, 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.