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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 such as the Carver, DAC, AARC, etc)

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.  

Holistic Wellness Calendar of events June- August 2024

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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




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Cooking Demo: Healthy Snacks (15+) Wed, July 17th @ 6-7:30pm

Cooking Demo: Healthy Snacks (15+) with Common Threads

⏰Wednesday, July 17 at 6-7:30pm
📍Austin Central Library: 710 W Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX 78701
Learn how to make delicious and nutritious sweet n’ salty snacks - Chili Lime Popcorn, Sweet Plantain Chips and Watermelon Agua Fresca - using products found at your local grocery store. Tastings included!
Pre-registration required by Fri, July 12. Please email maccwellness@austintexas.gov
⏰ Miércoles, 17 de julio a 6-7:30pm
📍Austin Central Library: 710 W Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX 78701
Aprende a preparar deliciosos y nutritivos bocadillos de verano - Palomitas con Chile y Limon, Chips de Plátano Dulce y Agua Fresca de Sandía - usando productos que se encuentran en su supermercado local. ¡Las degustaciones estan incluidas!
Se requiere pre-registro antes de viernes,12 de julio. Por favor, envie un email a maccwellness@austintexas.gov.

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Road to Leadville Film Screening: Sunday July 21st  at 2pm-4:30pm  Dougherty Arts Center - 1110 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78704

Si Se Puede: Road to Leadville 100 Film Screening

Sunday July 21st  at 2pm-4:30pm
📍Dougherty Arts Center - 1110 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78704
Road to Leadville 100 - Si Se Puede is an inspirational documentary about Daniel Flores’ journey to complete the Leadville Trail 100, one of the most difficult 100 mile ultra-marathons in the world, due to its high elevation and difficult terrain. The film reveals how we are more capable than we think to shoot for the seemingly impossible and make it happen - Si Se Puede! Flores says, “The cool thing about the documentary is that it tells a story. It’s not just about a race. It shares my journey as a Mexican immigrant coming to the U.S.
Film in English. Screening will be followed by a bilingual (SPN/ENG) talk back with Daniel Flores and the film's director, Ramon Morales.
2pm: Welcome and Introduction
2:30pm: Film Screening
4pm: Q & A with Daniel Flores and Ramon Morales

Questions? Please contact Lorie Martinez at maccwellness@austintexas.gov
Domingo, 21 de julio a 2pm-4:30pm
📍 Dougherty Arts Center - 1110 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78704

Road to Leadville 100 - Si Se Puede es un documentario inspirador sobre el viaje de Daniel Flores para completar la Leadville Trail 100, una de las ultramaratones de 100 millas más difíciles del mundo, debido a su gran altitud y a la dificultad del terreno. La película revela cómo somos más capaces de lo que pensamos de aspirar a lo aparentemente imposible y hacerlo realidad - ¡Si Se Puede! Flores afirma: "Lo bueno del documentario es que cuenta una historia. No trata sólo de una carrera. Comparte mi viaje como inmigrante mexicana que llega a Estados Unidos.
Película en inglés. La proyección irá seguida de un plática bilingüe (español/inglés) con Daniel Flores y el director de la película, Ramón Morales.
2pm: Bienvenida y introducción
2:30pm: Proyección de la película
4pm: Plática con Daniel Flores y Ramón Morales

¿Preguntas? Envie un email a Lorie Martinez a maccwellness@austintexas.gov


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Community Conversation with Exhibiting Artists: Thursday, August 8th at 5:30-7:30pm

Community Conversation with Exhibiting Artists

Thursday, August 8 at 5:30-7:30pm
📍 Location: Ruiz Branch Library 1600 Grove Blvd 78741
(Exhibit Open: June 27- August 11)
All people can harness their Diosa (goddess) Energy. Join us in discussion with exhibiting artists from our Community Exhibit: The Diosa Energy Within. Artists will share insight about their work and experiences, and you are invited to participate in the roundtable! We will reflect about the Diosas in our lives who have made an impact.
The roundtable will be facilitated by Maribel Falcon, Librarian for U.S. Latina/o/x Studies at Nettie Lee Benson Latin American Collection- UT Austin. All artists and art-lovers are welcome!
Refreshments will be provided. Please arrive early to explore the community exhibit prior to the event.
Questions? Please email maccwellness@austintexas.gov

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Questions? Please email at maccwellness@austintexas.gov



⏰ Jueves 8 de agosto de 5:30 a 7:30 p. m.
📍 Ruiz Library: 1600 Grove Blvd 78741
(En Exhibición del 27 de junio al 11 de agosto)

Todas las personas pueden aprovechar su energía Diosa. Participa en un plática con los artistas de nuestra exhibición comunitaria: La Diosa Energía Interior. Los artistas hablarán de sus obras y experiencias, y tú estás invitado a participar. Reflexionaremos sobre las Diosas que nos han marcado en nuestras vidas.
La plática será moderada por Maribel Falcón, Bibliotecaria de Estudios de Latina/o/x en la Nettie Lee Benson Latin American Collection- UT Austin. Todos los artistas y amantes del arte son bienvenidos.
Se servirán refrescos. Por favor, llegue temprano para explorar la exhibición de la comunidad antes del evento.
¿Preguntas? Envíe un email a maccwellness@austintexas.gov


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 Band

The Bronze Community Band Project

Join us for this FREE music workshop every Saturday from July 20 to Aug 31!


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”.)


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

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Academia Cuauhtli Dancers

Academia Cuauhtli:

Academia Cuauhtli is made up of a coalition of educators and community advocates helping families explore their cultural heritage through an inclusive curriculum centering the language, art, and history of Latinx/a/o/e and Indigenous cultures. Academia Cuauhtli provides a range of free extracurricular programs, including its Saturday bilingual arts program and summer coding camp, offered in partnership with Aztech Kidz Code.

Do you want to table at this event? Fill out this form and tell us about your organization: Partner Interest Form.

Questions? Email katya.guzman@austintexas.gov

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

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!

MACC Las Mujer

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

All details for the 2024 La Mujer can be found at https://www.austintexas.gov/MACCLaMujer

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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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, email Estrella.DeLeon@austintexas.gov.

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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