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.
Teatro Vivo Presents: Aftershock/ La Réplica: A New Stage Play
November 14th, 15th, 16th, 21st, 22nd, 23rd at 8:00PM
November 17th, 24th a 2:00PM Get Tickets Here
Drawing on first-person narratives, interviews, archival sources, Latinx poetry, veteran writings, rumors, legends, and some of the best ATX imaginations. Thinkery & Verse, Teatro Vivo, Canopy Theatre, and ArtSpark are proud to be a part of the inaugural Austin Veteran Arts Festival (AVA Fest).
Music on the Plaza with Daniel Llanes
Saturday, Nov 16
2:00 - 4:00pm
All Ages, Free
Free music concert on the plaza with Daniel Llanes. Dancing encouraged!
Escándalo Presents: A Night of Comedy
Saturday, November 16
Adults Only; Tickets on Eventbrite
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Melodrama knows no limits in this improvised tale of back-stabbing, drama and longing glances ¡ESCÁNDALO! will present a brand new, never-before-seen, never-to-be-seen-again passion-filled telenovela based on audience suggestions. Join us as we explore themes of nail-biting intrigue, star-crossed love, strong women, dastardly villains & breaking the fourth wall. Show may have adult themes/ language/ props
Cine De Oro Senior Film Series
Tuesday, November 26
“The Longoria Affair” is a PBS documentary about a small town funeral home in Three Rivers, Texas that refused to hold a wake for Felix Longoria, who was a decorated WWII soldier, simply because he was Mexican-American and “the whites wouldn’t like it”. It shows how the incident sparked national outrage. English language film. Screening of this film for seniors is followed by lunch. For more information or to reserve a spot, call 512-974-3772.
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.