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The ESB-MACC is open to the public. Check our Facebook (@ESBMACC) for the most up-to-date event details.

The listings below are updated weekly. For the most up-to-date event details, including last-minute changes, please refer to our listings on Facebook:


Masks are recommended in indoor spaces at the ESB MACC. You will find that many MACC programs and events are also currently taking place outdoors. For indoor programs and events, capacities and mask recommendations may be adjusted for your safety as COVID risk levels change. Ponte la Mascara, Austin! (video courtesy of Guateque Son).

* Please do not attend in-person programming if you are ill, have been diagnosed with COVID recently, or exposed to COVID.

* Get your parking pass at the MACC Main Office when attending events! 


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Text reads: Now available on MACCDIGITAL.net

Digital Programs

In addition to our in-person programs, the ESB MACC offers engaging digital programs and performances. These can be viewed for free on MaccDigital.net

* For family-friendly/ youth activities make sure to view our Education Digital Programs too!

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Weekly Wellness Programs

Text reads Sana Yoga Bilingual Yoga Saturdays 10am to 11am

Yoga with Sana Yoga

Every Saturday 10:00am-11:00am
Dance Studio at the MACC

(NOTE: Please follow the Facebook event for upcoming classes!)

Join the Facebook Event!

FREE Bilingual Yoga returns to the MACC on every Saturday 10am! 🧘🏽‍♀️

Sana Yoga provides a pathway for healing with equitable and accessible programming, while organizing to reduce systemic factors that negatively impact mental health, physical health and social well-being amongst our Latinx community and other marginalized communities.

You can get pick up a parking pass from the MACC Main Office!


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Text reads Capoeira Saturday 12pm to 1:30pm


Every Saturday 12:00-1:30pm
Dance Studio at the MACC

(NOTE: Please follow the Facebook event for upcoming classes!)

Join the Facebook Event!

Capoeira with Eric Salazar meets every Saturday at the ESB-MACC. This class is held for all levels and all ages in the Dance Studio. Especially suited to children and families. Instructors are bilingual- English/Spanish.

Come learn more about and experience the cultural tradition of Brazilian martial art, Capoeira, which combines elements of dance, acrobatics, and music!

The event and parking are absolutely FREE. Pick up your parking passes at the MACC main office!

Upcoming Events


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Photo of the Austin Studio tour group exhibit opening

Austin Studio Tours Exhibit Opening
Tuesday, Nov 1, 2022
Sam Z. Coronado Gallery

This year Big Medium celebrates 20 years and 29 iterations of the Austin Studio Tour, the now combined East and West Austin Studio Tours.

From Nov. 5-20, a massive 520 artists, collaboratives, art spaces and pop-up happenings will be featured.

The tour started in 2002 with just 28 East Austin studios on a one-afternoon-long tour. Big Medium started the West Austin Studio Tour in 2012.

Now, the free, self-guided tour is staggered geographically over three weekends:

  • Nov. 5-6: West Austin
  • Nov. 12-13: West Austin and East Austin
  • Nov. 19-20: East Austin


This year’s group exhibition will be held at the Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center, also the site of the Nov. 1 Austin Studio Tour kick-off celebration. Both events are co-sponsored by Origin Studio House, an enterprise working to elevate artists of color and champion local artists. Kick-off celebration details are to come.

In the meantime, you can start perusing the lengthy list of artists which, like in years past, is maddeningly alphabetized by first name: bigmedium.org/austinstudiotour

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Photograph of musician Daniel Llanes performing on the MACC Zocalo

Music On The Plaza
with Daniel Llanes 

November 26th, 2022
@ 12-2PM on the Zocalo 

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!

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Figuralo 2022 Call for entries deadline November 28th at 6pm

Figúralo 2022 
Digital Youth Exhibition: Call For Entries 

Deadline To Submit: Monday, November 28th, 2022 at 6pm
Ages: 6 - 19 years old
Information on how submission guidelines and registration form can be found below: 

The Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center (ESB-MACC) in affiliation with the Smithsonian Institute are proud to present the 2022 Figúralo. The 2022 Figúralo, Youth Exhibit will showcase the exploration of artistic mediums through figurines, figurative images and figurative narratives. Figúralo 2022 will be virtual this year, and all works will be exhibited on the Smithsonian Learning Lab (SLL). This means that our young artists will have the opportunity to have their artworks exhibited in the Smithsonian Institute’s digital learning gallery! This is a wonderful opportunity to have the young artist featured in a major gallery. All young artists are highly encouraged to submit their wonderful creations. Details regarding submissions are below. For more information, please visit our website at MACCaustin.org or contact Lori Navarrete, Culture & Arts Education Specialist at lori.navarrete@austintexas.gov.   

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Members of the Escandalo improv group in San Antonio

¡Escándalo! — The Improvised Telenovela!
Satuday, December 17th
8pm - 9:30pm

Join the cast of the B. Iden Payne Award-winning ¡Escándalo! for an evening of comedy and drama as they weave together a brand new, never-before-seen, never-to-be-seen-again passion-filled telenovela based on audience suggestions.

No two shows are ever the same!

Shows may contain adult themes, adult language, and prop weapons. The primary language will be English with some Spanish peppered throughout.

Featured on Austin-American Statesman and Austin Monthly.

Find tickets on Eventbrite!


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La Pastorela- an interactive theater experience

Teatro Vivo Presents: La Pastorela

December 8-18, 2022
La Pastorela Tickets

Teatro Vivo is proud to present La Pastorela 2022: An Interactive Theatre Experience! This year’s production of La Pastorela will be unlike any you have seen before! Join us as we center our comunidad, and uplift your gifts. This bilingual production opens with a welcome from our featured actor/facilitators, representing the shepherds, angeles, y diablitos. Actors will offer a history of the Pastorela tradition, and invite audiences to use their talents to create gifts to offer during the performance. Audiences will have a chance to participate in a dance, song, spoken word, or create a work of visual art. Audiences opting to observe are also welcome. This production will allow families and the community as a whole to let their talents shine, as they work collaboratively with whatever level of participation they are comfortable with. There will be plenty of humor and heart as we turn the lights on YOU, nuestra comunidad, and celebrate the warmth of the holidays as they were meant to be: together, juntos.


December 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 17 @ 7 PM

December 10, 11, 17, 18 @ 2 PM

Ticket Reservations Here: La Pastorela 2022

Signature Events

Each year the ESB-MACC hosts four signature events organized for the community to honor, share, and celebrate our culture and hertiage. Always free to attend and participate. Learn more about our yearly events below!

Photo of a member of Ballet Folklorico de Austin in front of a photo backdrop at Lu Mujer 2022

La Mujer

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.


Attendees at the 2021 Awards of Excellence Event

Awards of Excellence

Award Ceremony recognizing remarkable Latinx for the highest artistic excellence they bring to the cultural arts of Austin, TX. 


Attendee of the Viva Mexico Celebration in 2021

Viva Mexico

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.


Children attending the 2021 Day of the Dead Celebration in skull-like face paint

Dia 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.

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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, Frida Friday ATX, Mexamericon, L.A.C.E (Latino, Arts, Culture & Education), The Latino Comedy Project. 


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Free parking is available to those attending our programs, galleries and special events. A temporary parking pass is available in the main office.