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The ESB-MACC is open to the public until Sunday, December 18th. After December 18th, it will be closed to the public.

We have a directory of our programs that will be occuring at different locations all over Austin! www.MyMACC.org is a directory for 2023 MACC programs and events, in addition to the listings on this site. Find a program near you in 2023!

Also check our Facebook (@ESBMACC) for the most up-to-date event details. For the most up-to-date event details, including last-minute changes, please refer to our listings on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ESBMACC/events

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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 CalenderAustin Public Library Wellness Schedule! Contact Lorie Martinez at maccwellness@austintexas.gov

 

Photo of participants in a yoga pose at the ESB-MACC dance studio led by Sana Yoga

Yoga for All Levels (Ongoing)
Instructor: Aneika Perez

A practice that focuses on body awareness and deep relaxation. 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.

WHO: 15 years or older 
WHEN: Saturdays @ 10AM beginning January 14th, 2023
WHERE:George Morales Dove Springs Recreation Center 5801 Ainez Dr, Austin, TX 78744

Join the Facebook Event!
 

Adaptive Yoga (Ongoing) 
Instructor: Linda Natera

We will use props like blankets, straps, and chairs to make the poses open to more people. Adaptive yoga fits the movements to what you’re able to do rather than forcing your body into onesize-fits-all poses.

WHO: 15 years or older 
WHEN: Mondays @ 6:30PM beginning February 6th
WHERE: South Austin Recreation Center 1100 Cumberland Rd, Austin, TX 78704

*Except last Monday of every month and City holidays*
Join the Facebook Event! 
 

Chair Yoga
with Linda Natera 

A gentle form of yoga that can be done while seated in a chair. These modifications make yoga accessible to people with various physical abilities or those who find other types of yoga too challenging.

WHO: 15 years or older 
WHEN: Wednesdays @ 11AM on a monthly basis

Upcoming dates:

  • January 18th
  • February 1st *NEW DATE*
  • February 15th

WHERE: George Morales Dove Springs Recreation Center 5801 Ainez Dr, Austin, TX 78744

Join the Facebook Event! 
 

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Capoeira instructor Eric Salazar plays the drums in the Dance studio at the ESB-MACC

Adult Capoeira (Ongoing) 
with Eric Salazar 

Capoeira is an Afro-Brazilian Martial Arts + dance that incorporates music, movement and culture. Engage the body, mind and spirit.

WHO: 15 years or older 
WHEN: Thursdays @ 7PM beginning *UPDATE* January 12th, 2023 January 19th, 2023
WHERE: South Austin Recreation Center 1100 Cumberland Rd, Austin, TX 78704

Join the Facebook Event!
 

Kid's Capoeira (Ongoing)
with Eric Salazar 

WHO: Under 15 years old
WHEN: Saturdays @ 12PM beginning January 14th, 2023
WHERE: George Morales Dove Springs Recreation Center 5801 Ainez Dr, Austin, TX 78744

Join the Facebook Event!
 

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Budgeting Class 

with BCL of Texas

What is your money personality and how does it affect your day to day finances? Learn to track your expenses and create a spending plan to start an emergency fund or prepare for large purchases.

WHO: 18 years or older 
WHEN: January 11th, 2023 from 6 - 7:30PM
WHERE: Carver Branch, Austin Public Library 1161 Angelina St, Austin, TX 78702

Join the Facebook Event! 

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AFRO-LATIN FLOW
With Daniela Vargas

Afro-Latin Flow is a combination of West African dance, Latin dance, and contemporary movement. Participants learn steps by repeating them to the rhythm of live drums.

WHO: 15 years or older 
WHEN: Sunday @ 2PM January 22, 2023 & February 19th, 2023
WHERE: George Morales Dove Springs Recreation Center 5801 Ainez Dr, Austin, TX 78744

Join the Facebook Event!
 

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.

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: Frederico Geib at frederico.geib@austintexas.gov

UPCOMING MEETINGS:

Text reads Tejano Genealogy Society of Austin Saturday January 14th at Carver Genealogy Center 1165 Angelina Street Austin Texas 78702

Topic: Genealogical Research and Family Secrets -- Secrets We Learned Through Our Research About Our Families That Our Ancestors Would Only Whisper About

Saturday, January 14th, 2023 @ 10AM
Carver Genealogy Center 
1165 Angelina Street Austin, TX 78702

The New Year will see us having our regular 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

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Taller Abierto: Free Community Art Class
with Miguel Angel Santana

Taller Abierto, or 'Open Workshop' is a series of painting workshops offered by art instructor Miguel Angel Santana. Classes take place once a month, two sessions per month. Taller is currently on break for the month of January, but will return in February 2023 in a brand new location! Stay tuned for updates. 

Learn more about Taller Abierto & Miguel Angel Santana!
 

MACC Education Department

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SIEMBRA: YOUTH SPRING CAMP
with the MACC Education Department

We are proud to offer dual-language cultural arts camps during Spring break 2023! This program will be held online and NOT be in-person or at any city site.

WHERE: Virtual, Online Sessions
WHO: 5 - 12 years old
WHEN: June 5th - August 11th 12PM - 3PM

CONTACT: Lorie Navarrete at lori.navarrete@austintexas.gov

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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.

WHERE: Asian American Resource Center 8401 Cameron Rd, Austin, TX 78754
WHO: Ages 5 - 12 years old
WHEN: June 5th - August 11th 7:30AM - 6PM

CONTACT: Lorie Navarrete @ lori.navarrete@austintexas.gov
 

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Kids attending the Day of the Dead celebration in 2021 showing off their sugar skulls

DAY OF THE DEAD: SUGAR SKULL WORKSHOPS
with the MACC Education Department

Every fall, the ESB-MACC puts on sugar skull workshops. These workshops have been offered virtually, with free sugar skull kits available for pickup, or in-person at the ESB-MACC. The kits include supplies to adorn your own calaveras in preparation for our Día de los Muertos celebration every November.

WHO: All Ages
WHEN: October 14th, 2023 from 11AM - 1PM
WHERE: Dougherty Arts Center 1110 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78704
 

CONTACT: Lori Navarrete at lori.navarrete@austintexas.gov

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PUPPETRY WORKSHOP
With Glass Half-Full

Glass Half Full in collaboration with the ESB-MACC is proud to offer pupperty workshop for teens.

WHO: Teens
WHEN: November 11th, 2023 from 12PM - 4PM
WHERE: Dougherty Arts Center 1110 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78704

CONTACT: Lori Navarrete at lori.navarrete@austintexas.gov

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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
WHO: Ages 6 - 19 years old can submit
WHEN: December 9th, 2023

CONTACT: Lori Navarrete at lori.navarrete@austintexas.gov

Check out the current digital exhibit on the Smithsonian Learning Lab! 
 

Caminos Teen Leadership Program

Caminos and breaking barriers attendees listening to a guest speaker in the Black Box

BREAKING BARRIERS
with ATX Caminos 

Breaking Barriers is a Latinx Youth Conference where teens from all over Austin come together to embody mental wellness practices through Art. It is a powerful day for our youth to share thoughts, ideas, art, and music.

WHERE: TBD
WHO: Teens 13 - 19 years old
WHEN: March 4th, 2023

CONTACT: Frederico Geib at frederico.geib@austintexas.gov
 

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Caminos working on paintings for their upcoming exhibit in 2021

ART SHOWCASE
with ATX Caminos

Caminos 2022/23 Art Reception and Showcase! Details to come. 

WHERE: Central Branch Austin Public Library 710 W Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX 78701
WHO: Caminos Class of 2022/2023
WHEN: TBD

CONTACT: Frederico Geib at frederico.geib@austintexas.gov

 

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. 

 

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 activties, local markets, food trucks, community altar exhibits, music, & dance performances. 

PROGRAMS BY LOCATION:

Asian American Resource Center

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.

WHERE: Asian American Resource Center 8401 Cameron Rd, Austin, TX 78754
WHO: Ages 5 - 12 years old
WHEN: June 5th - August 11th 7:30AM - 6PM

CONTACT: Lorie Navarrete @ lori.navarrete@austintexas.gov

George Washington Carver Museum & Cultural Center

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.

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: Frederico Geib at frederico.geib@austintexas.gov

Dougherty Arts Center

DAY OF THE DEAD: SUGAR SKULL WORKSHOPS
with the MACC Education Department

Every fall, the ESB-MACC puts on sugar skull workshops. These workshops have been offered virtually, with free sugar skull kits available for pickup, or in-person at the ESB-MACC. The kits include supplies to adorn your own calaveras in preparation for our Día de los Muertos celebration every November.

WHO: All Ages
WHEN: October 14th, 2023 from 11AM - 1PM
WHERE: Dougherty Arts Center 1110 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78704
 

CONTACT: Lori Navarrete at lori.navarrete@austintexas.gov

 

PUPPETRY WORKSHOP
With Glass Half-Full

Glass Half Full in collaboration with the ESB-MACC is proud to offer pupperty workshop for teens.

WHO: Teens
WHEN: November 11th, 2023 from 12PM - 4PM
WHERE: Dougherty Arts Center 1110 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78704

CONTACT: Lori Navarrete at lori.navarrete@austintexas.gov

 

Central Branch (APL)

ART SHOWCASE
with ATX Caminos

Caminos 2022/23 Art Reception and Showcase! Details to come. 

WHERE: Central Branch Austin Public Library 710 W Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX 78701
WHO: Caminos Class of 2022/2023
WHEN: TBD

CONTACT: Frederico Geib at frederico.geib@austintexas.gov

Carver Branch (APL)

Budgeting Class 
with BCL of Texas

What is your money personality and how does it affect your day to day finances? Learn to track your expenses and create a spending plan to start an emergency fund or prepare for large purchases.

WHO: 18 years or older 
WHEN: January 11th, 2023 from 6 - 7:30PM
WHERE: Carver Branch, Austin Public Library 1161 Angelina St, Austin, TX 78702

Join the Facebook Event! 

George Morales Dove Springs Recreation Center

Kid's Capoeira (Ongoing) 
with Erick Salazar 

Capoeira is an Afro-Brazilian Martial Arts + dance that incorporates music, movement and culture. Engage the body, mind and spirit.

WHO: Under 15 years old
WHEN: Saturdays @ 12PM beginning January 14th, 2023
WHERE: George Morales Dove Springs Recreation Center 5801 Ainez Dr, Austin, TX 78744

Join the Facebook Event!

 

Yoga for All Levels (Ongoing)
Instructor: Aneika Perez

A practice that focuses on body awareness and deep relaxation. 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.

WHO: 15 years or older 
WHEN: Saturdays @ 10AM beginning January 14th, 2023
WHERE:George Morales Dove Springs Recreation Center 5801 Ainez Dr, Austin, TX 78744

 

Chair Yoga
with Linda Natera 

A gentle form of yoga that can be done while seated in a chair. These modifications make yoga accessible to people with various physical abilities or those who find other types of yoga too challenging.

WHO: 15 years or older 
WHEN: Wednesdays @ 11AM on a monthly basis - upcoming dates are January 18th & February 15th, 2023
WHERE: George Morales Dove Springs Recreation Center 5801 Ainez Dr, Austin, TX 78744

Join the Facebook Event! 

 

AFRO-LATIN FLOW
With Daniela Vargas

Afro-Latin Flow is a combination of West African dance, Latin dance, and contemporary movement. Participants learn steps by repeating them to the rhythm of live drums.

WHO: 15 years or older 
WHEN: Sunday @ 2PM January 22, 2023 & February 19th, 2023
WHERE: George Morales Dove Springs Recreation Center 5801 Ainez Dr, Austin, TX 78744

Join the Facebook Event!

South Austin Recreation Center

Adult Capoeira (Ongoing) 
with Eric Salazar 

Capoeira is an Afro-Brazilian Martial Arts + dance that incorporates music, movement and culture. Engage the body, mind and spirit.

WHO: 15 years or older 
WHEN: Thursdays @ 7PM beginning January 12th, 2023
WHERE: South Austin Recreation Center 1100 Cumberland Rd, Austin, TX 78704

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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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