We are proud to produce annual signature events and collaborations with Latino arts organizations. Our four annual signature events are Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz: A Tribute to Mexican Women in April, Award of Excellence in May, Viva Mexico in September and Día de los Muertos in late October or early November. All events are free and open to the public.
The American Soldier
Thursday - Saturday May 25 & 26 | 8pm May 27 | 7pm
Douglas Taurel presents his powerful solo show based on actual letters written by veterans and their family members from the American Revolution all the way through to the current day conflict in Afghanistan.
THE AMERICAN SOLDIER, performed off Broadway, received 4 stars at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, was nominated for the international Amnesty Award in Theatre Excellence, and was recently preformed at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C.
3 SPECIAL PERFORMANCES NOT TO BE MISSED!
Las Cosas Insignificantes
Saturday June 3 | 8pm Auditorium
Alex Garza, who brought us Abuelita's Christmas last December, returns with another hilariously written play. Las Cosas Insignificantes (The Insignificant Things) is a parody of the Spanish Novelas that have been enjoyed by Latino households since the dawn of time. On this occasion, the variety of characters tells the tale of the Tres Leches family. They deal with a lot of drama, craziness and laughs. They are just a family about love.
Writing Workshop: Critique Sessions I & II | FREE
Conducted by Ire'ne Lara Silva
Ire'ne Lara Silva with her books Furia (2010), Flesh to Bone (2013), & Blood Sugar Canto (2016)
June 7 | 1-5pm
Session II | Raul Salinas Room
Requirements and Descriptions
Workshop registrants will be asked to submit a 10 page fiction mss ten days before each workshop session. Registrants will be sent the work of the other participants 9 days before the workshop session to allow them time to read, review, and write feedback. Ire'ne Lara Silva will email all registrants with suggestions/questions for the critique session, provide written feedback to each writer, and will guide 40-minute discussions on the work of each writer during the critique sessions. These workshops will be limited to 6 participants per session.
Ire’ne Lara Silva lives in Austin, TX, and is the author of furia, flesh to bone which won the 2013 Premio Aztlan, the digital chapbook, Enduring Azucares, and the forthcoming Blood Sugar Canto. Ire’ne is the recipient of the 2014 Alfredo Cisneros del Moral Award, the Fiction Finalist for AROHO’s 2013 Gift of Freedom Award, and the 2008 recipient of the Gloria Anzaldua Milagro Award, as well as a Macondo Workshop member and CantoMundo Inaugural Fellow. She and Moises S. L. Lara are currently co-coordinators for the Flor De Nopal Literary Festival since 2011 at ESB-MACC.
10 page fiction mss due May 10 for Session I
10 page fiction mss due June 7 for Session II
No extensions. To register, contact: email@example.com
Registrants for the second session are not required to attend the first session, but those participating in the first session will be given priority placement in the second session. For more information www.irenelarasilva.wordpress.com
ESB-MACC Signature Events
Ten Year Anniversary - September 16th To celebrate ten years of serving our Mexican-American and Latino community in this beautiful facility designed by Mexican renowned architect, Teodoro González de León, this year will have an extra special festival.
Día de los Muertos - October 21st A day to remember our loved ones who have passed with offerings, music, food, and kids activities.
Cine de Oro
Join us on the last Tuesday of each month at the Mexican American Cultural Center (600 River St.) for a special screening from the Golden Era of Mexico’s cinema. Seniors will enjoy a healthy lunch immediately following the film.
Please arrive by 9:15 am as screenings begins at 9:30 am. Admission is free. Please call to RSVP, as space is limited! 512-974-3789.
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.