The ESB-MACC is proud to produce annual signature events such as Viva México, Día de los Muertos, La Mujer, and Awards of Excellence. We host events focused on Education, as well as a variety of event collaborations which can be viewed below.
Are you already planning your event at the ESB-MACC? Technical Requests for upcoming events can be filled out here and emailed to Jesus.Varela@austintexas.gov.
Click here for January 2020 Monthly Event Calendar!
Cine De Oro is back!
January 24th "Pepe el Toro" (1953)
Febuary 25th "Todos Queremos A Alguien" (2017)
March 31st "Cesar Chavez" (2014)
Admissions is Free! Breakfast and lunch provided.
For more info click HERE.
ESCANDALO! PRESENTS! A NIGHT OF IMPROVISED COMEDY!
Saturdays 8PM - 10PM
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For tickets visit eventbrite.com
Melodrama knows no limits in this improvised tale of back-stabbing, drama and longing glances. Inspired by television shows like “Jane the Virgin”, “Teresa” and “La Reina del Sur”, ¡ESCÁNDALO! will present a brand new, never-before-seen, never-to-be-seen-again passion-filled telenovela based on audience suggestions. Join us at the Mexican-American Cultural Center as we explore themes of nail-biting intrigue, star-crossed love, strong women, dastardly villains and breaking the fourth wall in ¡ESCÁNDALO! Note that our show may have adult themes, adult language and prop weapons. The primary language will be English with Spanish and Spanglish peppered throughout.
Piecing It Together: Austin Graffiti 1984-2004 Opening Reception: January 24, 2020 7pm-10pm
For more info click here.
Javier Jara & The ESB MACC present: A Night of Caribbean Music
Featuring: Felipe "El Tiburon" Borrero, Jose Manuel Tejeda & Javier Jara Friday, January 24th, 2020 7:30 PM
Tickets can be purchased here. Go to Facebookfor more details!
Teatro Vivo Presents: Yana Wana and the Legend of the Bluebonnet Saturday, January 25th, 2020
Join the Event on Facebook!
Written by Maria Rocha and Roxanne Schroeder-Arce
Directed by Rudy Ramirez
Commissioned by Dallas Children's Theater
Thirteen-year-old María is having trouble in school, so her mom sends her to stay with her Coahuiltecan grandmother in distant Laredo for discipline and perspective. There, María is told an ancient story of young Yana Wana who followed a revered deer to find water to save her people. Yana Wana’s story exposes an amazing and unknown ancestral connection to the bluebonnet that gives María a renewed sense of self and family pride. You may have read one version in school; now we invite you to come see the legend through the eyes of Yana Wana in this world premiere. A beautiful, original play that illustrates the power of heritage and the value of one’s own story – especially one as ancient as the petroglyphs of Texas.
ESB-MACC Signature Events:
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.
Awards of Excellence
Award Ceremony recognizing remarkable Latinx for the highest artistic excellence they bring to the cultural arts of Austin, TX. To see past awardees, please click here.
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
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. Join the Facebook Event!
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.