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The ESB-MACC building is currently closed to the public. For information on the building expansion and renovation, visit MaccPhase2. Our programs are taking places at Recreation Centers, Libraries, and other sites!

See a full calendar of Museums and Cultural programs! (at various locations)

Check our Facebook (@ESBMACC) for the most up-to-date event details. 

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 View the MACC Holistic Wellness Calendar in English/ Spanish.  

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PROGRAMS BY TYPE:

Holistic Wellness Program

**All classes are free & bilingual (English and Spanish) - Todas las clases son gratis y bilingües (inglès y español)** View the MACC Holistic Wellness Calendar in English/Spanish.  Contact Lorie Martinez at maccwellness@austintexas.gov

 

Yoga for All Levels and Family Yoga
with Aneika Perez

✨ Body, mind and soul will align as we move with intention through gentle movement guided by breath. We will incorporate meditation and sound to regulate the nervous system.

Cuerpo, mente y alma se alinearán a medida que nos movemos con intención a través de movimientos suaves guiados por la respiración. Incorporaremos meditación y sonido para regular el sistema nervioso.

⏰ Yoga for All Levels - Saturdays @ 10:30am 
⏰ Family Yoga - 1st Saturday of each month @ 12pm 
🏡 George Morales Dove Springs Recreation Center
📌 5801 Ainez Dr. Austin, Texas 78744
📝 FREE, no pre-registration or signup required! ¡GRATIS, no es necesario registrarse ni pre-registro! Questions, preguntas? Email Lorie Martinez at maccwellness@austintexas.gov

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Gentle Flow Yoga (8+) 
with Isabel Beltran Sabel 

✨ Body, mind and soul will align as we move with intention through gentle movement guided by breath. We will incorporate meditation and sound to regulate the nervous system.

Cuerpo, mente y alma se alinearán a medida que nos movemos con intención a través de movimientos suaves guiados por la respiración. Incorporaremos meditación y sonido para regular el sistema nervioso.

⏰  Gentle Flow Yoga (8+)
🏡 Windsor Park Library
📌 5833 Westminster Dr, Austin, TX 78723
📝 FREE, no pre-registration or signup required! For ages 8+ ¡GRATIS, no es necesario registrarse ni pre-registro! Para edades 8+ Questions, preguntas? Email Lorie Martinez at maccwellness@austintexas.gov

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Voice/ Guitar/ Songwriting Lessons with Javier Jara (15+)
at Windsor Park Library

✨Join award winning song-writer Javier Jara for voice, guitar and songwriting lessons. Skills addressed: left and right hand technique, chords, arpeggios, strumming patterns, vocal technique, and songwriting approaches. Please bring your own guitar.

Acompaña el premiado cantautor Javier Jara para voz, guitarra y lecciones de composición de canciones usando música popular de América Latina. Habilidades abordadas: técnica de mano izquierda y derecha, acordes, arpegios, patrones de rasgueo, técnica vocal y enfoques de composición de canciones. Por favor traiga su propia guitarra.

Mondays @ 4pm - Resumes January 22, 2024
🏡 Windsor Park Library
📌 5833 Westminster Dr, Austin, TX 78723

📝 FREE, Pre-registration required! Please email maccwellness@austintexas.gov to registerFor ages 15+. 
¡GRATIS, Se requiere pre-registro! Para edades 15+. Por registrarse, Por favor envíe un email a maccwellness@austintexas.gov

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Guitar Lessons with Mauricio Callejas (15+)
at Twin Oaks Library

✨Join accomplished musician Mauricio Callejas for guitar lessons for beginners (finger placement, strumming, sight-reading) and intermediate (chord progressions, ear training, reading sheet music) students. Please bring your own guitar.

Acompaña al logrado músico Mauricio Callejas para clases de guitarra para principiantes (colocación de dedos, rasgueo, lectura a primera vista) y intermedio (acorde progresiones, entrenamiento auditivo, lectura de partituras). Traiga su propia guitarra.

Tuesdays @ 2pm - Resumes January 23, 2024
       Beginner: 2-2:30pm
       Intermediate: 2:45-3:15
🏡 Twin Oaks Library
📌 1800 S 5th St, Austin, TX 78704

📝 FREE, Pre-registration required! Please email maccwellness@austintexas.gov to registerFor ages 15+. 
¡GRATIS, Se requiere pre-registro! Para edades 15+. Por registrarse, Por favor envíe un email a maccwellness@austintexas.gov

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Budgeting Workshop with Business & Community Lenders of Texas

What is your money personality and how does it affect your daily finances? Learn how to track your expenses and create a spending plan to start an emergency fund or prepare for large purchases. Facilitated by Business Community Lenders of Texas. Pre-registration required. Please email maccwellness@austintexas.gov

¿Cuál es su personalidad monetaria y cómo afecta a sus finanzas diarias? Aprenda a hacer un seguimiento de sus gastos y a crear un plan de gastos para tener un fondo de emergencia o prepararse para grandes compras. Se requiere pre-registro. Facilitado por Business Community Lenders of Texas.

⏰ Wednesday, February 21 ,2024 @ 6-7:30pm
🏡 Austin Public Library - Little Walnut Creek 
📌 835 W Rundberg Ln, Austin, TX 78758

📝 FREE! Pre-registration required. Please email maccwellness@austintexas.gov for registration. 
¡Gratis! Se requiere pre-registro. Por favor envíe un email a maccwellness@austintexas.gov

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Community Conversation on Identity through Writing 

Cartonera is a social, political and artistic publishing movement that began in Argentina in 2003 and has since spread to countries throughout Latin America.
 
Join us to socialize with guest artists and fellow community members. The artists will guide an interactive workshop to inspire your own cartonera, followed by a community conversation. A light meal will be offered. Event will be held in Spanish with English interpretation services available.
 
5pm: Socialize and Snack
5:30: Interactive Cartonera Workshop
6:45: Community Conversation
 
Cartonera es un movimiento editorial social, político y artístico que comenzó en Argentina en 2003 y que se ha extendido a países de toda Latinoamérica.
 
Acompáñanos en este evento cultural que le ofrecerá la oportunidad de socializar con artistas cartoneros, participar en un taller interactivo para crear su propia cartonera y unirse a una conversación comunitaria sobre el uso de este medio artístico como forma de expresión. Evento ofrecido en español con servicios de interpretación en inglés. Se servirá una comida ligera
 
5pm: Convivencia
5:30: Taller para Crear Cartoneras
6:45: Conversación Comunitaria 

⏰ Thursday, February 22 , 2024 @ 5-8:30pm
🏡 Austin Public Library - Southeast Branch
📌 5803 Nuckols Crossing Rd, Austin, TX 787443

📝 FREE! Pre-registration required. Please email maccwellness@austintexas.gov for registration. 
¡Gratis! Se requiere pre-registro. Por favor envíe un email a maccwellness@austintexas.gov

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Activities/Collaborations

 

Photo of a Viva Mexico 2022 attendee talking to a representative of the Tejano Genealogy Society of Austin

Tejano Genealogy Society of Austin

The purpose of TGSA is to foster excellence in genealogy through educational programs and projects that preserve, produce and disseminate knowledge of genealogical or historical value.Tejano Genealogy Society of Austin has monthly Saturday meetings and Thursday Study Group sessions at the Carver Genealogy Center.  The Genealogy Center is the little house facing the street.  On the right side of it is the Carver Library and behind it is the Carver Museum. It is a big complex. You will find parking in front and on the south and north sides of the complex.  If you park on the north side be prepared to do some climbing---lots of steps!  One more important thing---no food is allowed in the building, so there will be no coffee or pan dulce. - TGSA Staff

WHO: All Ages
WHEN: 1st Saturdays of the month from 10AM - 12PM
WHERE: G.W. Carver Museum & Cultural Center 1165 Angelina St, Austin, TX 78702

CONTACT: Lorie Martinez Lorie.Martinez@Austintexas.gov

The Bronze Community Band Project

The Bronze Community Band Project (BCBP) is a group of Austin musicians dedicated to preserving Mexican American music. Rooted in community-based practice, the project provides culturally relevant music education in the regional bajo-sexto conjunto and orquesta tradition of Mexican American heritage. The Bronze Community Band Project’s mission is to research, promote and preserve the bi-musical heritage of the Mexican American community.  

Artistic Director Robert Rivera Ojeda developed the project to give young adult to elder instrumentalists and vocalists an opportunity to: 1) increase their musicianship skills through basic music reading literacy, 2) showcase their talent, and 3) capture Mexican American music (normally passed down by oral tradition) in written notated form. 

BCBP have repeatedly taught and performed at ESB-MACC in their commitment to music preservation and community education, bridging the young and older generations. It has also collaborated with other esteemed City of Austin partners like the Oakwood Cemetery and Austin Central Library in dedication to keeping Mexican American music alive and flourishing in Austin! 

Examples of past collaborations with the Bronze Community Band Project include:

2018 - First showcase of the “Tribute To La Musica Chicana”at the Oswaldo Cantu Pan American Recreation Center.  

2019 - Received the Raza Award at the 34th Annual Dia de la Raza Celebration presented by ESB-MACC

2019 - Second showcase of the “Tribute To La Musica Chicana” at the Austin Central Library. Partly funded by the Austin Central Library, Austin Cultural Arts Division, and ESB-MACC.

2020 -  Historical presentation of Old California and Texas music (1769-1850) at the Austin Oakwood Cemetery (as part of a program called “Sacrificios”.)


FOR MORE INFORMATION:

Contact Robert Ojeda: robertojeda937@gmail.com
Contact Marie Ortiz marie.ortiz@austintexas.gov

Video (Below)  The BCBP presented Old California and Texas music (1769-1850) at the Austin Oakwood Cemetery as part of their program called “Sacrificios". Their music can also be found at Reverb Nation.

MACC Education Department

Sabados en Familia at Austin Central Library
2nd Saturday of the Month
10:00am-12:00pm
*FREE

Join the ESB MACC Education team at Austin Central Library in downtown Austin.

Sábados en Familia provides free cultural art activities created by the Mexican American Cultural Center. Participants will engage in a bilingual storytime and hands-on activities.

All details on Sabados en Familia programs can also be found on Austin Public Library's website, in their event calendar.

Students of the Cosecha summer camp sit with an instructor on a bench inside the Community Gallery

COSECHA: YOUTH SUMMER CAMP
with the MACC Education Department

We are proud to offer dual-language cultural arts camps during Spring and Summer breaks. In these camps, youth explore the themes of Social and Environmental Justice as they rotate through curriculum in music, dance, visual art, theatre, and puppetry. Students learn the history of social movements throughout Latinx communities while learning the importance of caring for people, the environment, and the world around us.

Details for 2024 Camps will be posted at AustinTexas.gov/SummerCamps

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Photo of an artists during the opening of the Figuralo Youth Exhibit in 2021

Figúralo: Youth Exhibit 
with the MACC Education Department 

The Youth Exhibit, Figúralo is the annual youth exhibit featuring artwork from young artists from across central Texas. Figúralo showcases the exploration of artistic mediums through figurines, figurative images and figurative narratives. This winter exhibit asks the question, where can my imagination take me?

WHERE: Virtual Exhibition through the Smithsonian Learning Lab

Check out the last year's digital exhibit on the Smithsonian Learning Lab! 
 

Signature Events

Each year the ESB-MACC hosts four signature events organized for the community to honor, share, and celebrate our culture and heritage. 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.  The Awards took place on July 29, 2023 at the Long Center.

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

This beloved tradition brings family and community together to celebreate the lives of our ancestors, family, and friends, veterans, and public figures. This multi-day celebration and festival includes kid's activities, local markets, food trucks, community altar exhibits, music, & dance performances. 

In 2023, the MACC's Day of the Dead celebrations will take place on November 2nd at Oakwod Cemetery and November 4th at the Pan American Recreation Center.

Read more about our Day of the Dead 2023 Events!

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

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