We are proud to produce annual signature events and collaborations with Latino arts organizations. Our four annual signature events are La Mujer: A Tribute to Women in April, Awards of Excellence in May, Viva Mexico in September, and Día de los Muertos in November. All events are free and open to the public. Check out the fun!
The Latino Arts Residency Program (LARP) is our developmental program for Latino arts organizations and artists in all disciplines that provide arts and cultural programming to the Austin community. ESB-MACC is proud to promote the events and programs of these talented artist. Learn more about the artists currently in the Latino Arts Resident Program.
Thursdays-Sundays, August 3, 4, 5, 9, 10, 11, 12, 16, 17, 18, 19 Thursday, Friday, Saturday 8:00pm, Sunday matinee 2:00pm Auditorium | Please purchase tickets at teatrovivo.org ($20-$25)
Teatro Vivo is proud to present Real Women Have Curves, a play by Josefina López, directed by Claudia M. Chávez. While they work in a tiny sewing factory, a group of women talk about their husbands and lovers, their children, and their dreams for the future. Ana, the youngest among them, just graduated from high school and dreams of going off to college, and becoming a famous writer. Although she needs the money, Ana doesn’t like working at the factory and has little respect for her coworkers, who make fun of her. But she keeps going to work and slowly gains an understanding and appreciation of the work and the women. From the perspective of the Latina immigrant experience, this story celebrates real women, their power, and the incredible bond that happens when women work together. Featuring Eva McQuade, Martinique Duchene-Phillips, Minerva Villa, Ana Laura de Santiago, and Gina Hinojosa.
Los Bohemios Perdidos Present: Orígines with Diana Naranjo
Friday, August 17 7:30pm-9:00pm Black Box | Please purchase tickets on Eventbrite ($15) All Ages
"Orígenes" takes the audience through different musical genres and paths traveled by singer-songwriter Diana Naranjo that have influenced the creation of her songs, in each song accompanied by Los Bohemios Perdidos who have invited the singer to share the stage with them under the Latino Art Residency Program, She will have the opportunity to tell us how her Latin American roots have been able to prevail in her lyrics by merging them with other rhythms and we will be able to enjoy the most emblematic songs that have been part of her musical journey in some way and that all We have surely heard.
Hakla, a short film by Tania Romero
Friday, August 31
7:00pm | Welcome and introductions
7:15 PM | Screenings of:
8:00 PM | Q&A by Tania Romero and Music Performance by Humberto Vargas (Costa Rica)
8:20 PM | Intermission
8:30 PM | Feature screening
Black Box | Free Admission
Two films by Tania Romero (Nicaragua), Hakla and SOS Nicaragua. Hakla tells the story of Ish, a teenager with a stammer who dreams of being a Bollywood dancer but must overcome his father’s stern personality. This Bolly-Latino fusion short film was shot entirely in Austin with the participation of local non-actors in the community. The film also includes a final dance number that involves the participation of various dance schools/ groups in the community: Monsoon Dance Company, Narvus Dance School, Go Dance, and Corazon Latino Dance Studio. Part of Centroamericanto Fest 3rd Central American Film Screening.
S.O.S. Nicaragua is a short film about current social issues of Nicaragua and the persecution young activists are suffering for their political views and claims. Based on interviews of people that has fled from Nicaragua to the US due to the current political environment and Nicaraguans in the US that are following the convulsion from the distance.
About Tania Romero
Director Bio Nicaraguan filmmaker Tania Romero is an award winning director, scholar, and National Board certified media educator.
Saturday, Sept 15 5:00pm-8:00pm Auditorium | Free All Ages
On Saturday, September 15th the ESB-MACC Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center will be presenting the Roy Lozano Ballet Folklorico Dancers, the up and coming ranchera singer, and recipient of the 2018 Awards of Excellence Emerging Artist Award, Lesly Reynaga. Also performing will be the Ortiz Family: Mariachi Corbetas playing some of the late Anthony Ortiz Jr.’s favorite Mexican songs with special performance by Eric Ortiz, the ten year old accordionist following in this late brothers’ footsteps. There will be parking on the premises and also shuttle bus service from 5-9pm at Sanchez Elementary and Martin Middle School.
ESB-MACC Signature Events
Awards of Excellence - May 2019 Join us to celebrate local artist and community members in their efforts to make the Hispanic and Latino community grow and have a voice. Click Here to see past winners.
¡Viva Mexico! - September 15, 2018
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 2, 2018
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.
La Mujer - April 2019 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 25th October 30th
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. Cine De Oro Fall dates will be September 25th, October 30th, and November 27th. For special screenings and additional information contact: email@example.com
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.