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Viva Mexico Sept 16 and 18

Viva Mexico 2021

The Emma S. Barrientos Mexican-American Cultural Center will host its 14th annual Viva México celebration on Saturday, September 18th (in person) from 5-9pm. This annual event showcases visual art, dance, and musical performances that explore Mexico’s history through cultural art traditions.

This event is free and open to the public. There are options to join from home by watching our Viva Mexico playlist streaming live on the MACC Facebook (@AustinESBMACC) on Sept 16, or to join in-person at the MACC (600 River St) on Saturday, Sept 18 from 5-10pm.

RSVP to the Sept 18 event on Facebook!
RSVP to the Sept 18 event on Eventbrite!
RSVP to the Sept 16 (digital) event on Facebook!

This year's lineup:

Mariachi Las Coronelas: Like nothing you've ever seen. It is an eleven-member, beautiful, all-female ensemble that performs a high-energy entertaining show from beginning to end. A mix of songs in English and Spanish that cater to every single person in the audience. From love songs, to dance songs to the Devil Went Down To Georgia, Las Coronelas are changing the way people perceive Mariachi Genre. Created and directed by Vanessa del Fierro, beauty, talent, high-energy and plenty of audience interaction are qualities that Las Coronelas bring. Don't let the dresses and high heels fool you, when these ladies put on a show, they truly make it a magical event and will leave the audience asking for more. Guaranteed to be something you've never seen and will definitely be an experience you will never forget!

Sunny Sauceda y Todo Eso: Two-time GRAMMY winner Sunny Sauceda y Todo Eso performing Tejano, Conjunto, Tex-Mex, Regional Mexican, Country and Rock. Entertaining diverse audiences with new and old sounds, high energized stage presence and stellar musicianship

Conjunto Los Pinkys: A Texas-style dance band from Austin, Texas that plays down-home conjunto music.
Dubbed by many as the Buena Vista Social Club of Austin's conjunto music scene, Conjunto Los Pinkys, like the music they create, are a multi-generational, cosmic hybrid of American, European, Mexican, Texan and Tejano musical cultures. The music includes a variety of traditional influences from the Texas-German brass melodies, Czech polka, Polish mazurka and oberek, Spanish pasodobles and poetic verses, plus the flavors of Northern Mexico norteno music, Colombian cumbia and popular American music. With a heavy mix of danceable, polka-beat rancheras, the older musical forms, like classic redovas, valses, shotis (shottische) are also played along side romantic boleros, tropical cumbias and whirling, 6/8 time huapangos.

Danza Azteca: Grupo con tradiciones desde San Luis de la Paz, Guanajuato! Actualmente localizados en Austin, TX! Group with traditions from San Luis de la Paz, Guanajuato! Currently located in Austin, TX!

Round Rock Ballet Folklorico: The Round Rock Ballet Folklorico was founded by Yolanda Sanchez in 1988. Yolanda Sanchez has been an educator for over 20 years and has been an instrumental influence in the development of many programs throughout the city. She founded the organization to offer everyone an opportunity that she wasn't provided with when growing up. By strongly believing in what she does, she has been able to provide many dancers an opportunity to give back to their community through expressing themselves through dance.

Bronze Band: A group of performance art musicians dedicated to the preservation of Mexican American cultural tradition and its transformation in modern society.

Hosted By:
Salwa Yordi (Farandula Texas): Salwa founded Farandula Texas in 2013 as one of the first Spanish-speaking entertainment reporters in Austin. Salwa has covered nationwide awards such as the Latin Grammy Awards, People en Español, Latin Billboards amongst others. She was able to build a reputation of her own in Austin, which opened new opportunities. Both El Mundo Newspaper and Telemundo Austin recruited her to cover local entertainment and events. She is one of the voices of El Mundo Newspaper radio show on Thursdays and the happy entertainment face of Telemundo Austin Friday nights.

RSVP now! Get your free ticket here: VivaMexico21.eventbrite.com 



We are proud to offer engaging digital programs and performances. For the most up to date information about our digital events, check out our Digital Programs Page and the MACC Facebook!

* For family-friendly/ youth activities and instructional videos, make sure to view our Education Digital Programs too!



La Mujer Festival
April 21-24
Watch the Digital event on Facebook or the Event Page!

La Mujer is our annual celebration of womxn in the arts, presented by the Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center. In its 10th year, this festival was originally inspired by Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz, who is considered the first feminist of the Americas. This year, we are highlighting the accomplishments of mujeres, of womxn, who inspire us.

This multi-disciplinary digital festival will span several days, including musical performances by 2020 Latin Grammy Nominee Gina Chavez (w/ full band!), a film screening by Cine Las Americas, panel discussions hosted by Chingona Fest Texas and Latino Studies at UT, a virtual exhibit curated by The Projecto’s Coka Trevino -- PLUS a stellar lineup of other musicians, poets, painters, and visual artists. Join us to honor and elevate Latinx womxn.

The event is free to watch on LaMujerATX.net and our social media channels!

►Schedule Of Events◄

֎Saturday, April 24th֍
Musical Performances 7:00 PM
♪ Gina Chavez (w/ full band!)
♪ Y La Bamba
♪ Mariachi Las Coronelas
♪ Irene Diaz
♪ Lesly Reynaga
♪ Cecilia + the Broken Hearts

Platicas 5:00 PM
Soy Fuerte: panel discussion about intergenerational social movements in the Latinx community. Presented by Chingona Fest Texas

La Chicana then and now 50 years of teaching. Presented in collaboration with CMAS 50th Anniversary Celebration

҉֎Friday April, 23rd 7:00 PM֍
Virtual Premiere of "Yana Wana’s Legend of the Bluebonnet". Presented by Indigenous Cultures Institute and Teatro Vivo (Live Q&A following the premiere)

֎Thursday, April 22nd 7:00 PM֍
Special Presentation of "Juana: First (I) Dream". Presented by A’lante Flamenco (Live Q&A following the special presentation)

֎Mujeres Poderosas֍
The ESB-MACC is collecting profiles of womxn that inspire the Austin community to be featured during our La Mujer event. Who is eligible to be highlighted as a mujer poderosa?

Any Latinx woman/ womxn who demonstrates bravery, empowerment, equity, intersectionality, and/or resiliency. Simply tell us their name, how they inspire you, and send us a photo.

Help us build this collection of inspiring mujeres by filling out a “Mujeres Poderosas” Submission Form (https://forms.gle/Lg7vGUGaJPkay8NZ6) or emailing maccevents@austintexas.gov.


BoCCA Presents: Voices, Voces, Voix Youth Festival

Saturday, May 1
Join this online event on Facebook!

Voices, Voces, Voix Youth Festival is accepting submissions for its annual digital storytelling/film festival! Voices, Voces, Voix Youth (VVVY) Festival is a digital storytelling festival that aims to showcase digital stories of all types to the community that are produced by youth artists in any language. Submissions will be accepted until April 17th and will be showcased virtually on our digital platforms on May 1, 2021.

Attention young creators: If YOU or someone you know are GREAT at creating digital stories, we want to showcase your talent! Digital stories can be in any language and 2-10 minute in length. This festival is open to all youth (5-18 years old). Digital stories can be live-action, documentary, short, animated and stop motion. Make sure you follow the theme: I AM: My Language, My Culture, My Identity.

Submit your entry at boccaaustin.org/vvvy-festival

VVVY Festival is supported in part by the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department. VVVY Festival is produced by BoCCa (Biliteracy Club Communities of Austin). BoCCa is a sponsored project of Austin Creative Alliance, a 501(c)3 non-profit arts organization.


Caminos Teen Leadership Program Presents: Vamonos

Every Other Friday
Join this online event on Facebook!

The teens of the ESB_MACC Caminos program have created ¡VAMONOS!; an arts and veriety show by teens for teens. Featuring segments such as our Literary Collective; the Caminos Business Insight; our Cuarentelenovela and Caminos Art Club, we look forward to engage our community and have fun in the process. Tune in every other Friday at 6PM US Central.

Live on the @ATXCAMINOS IGTV : https://www.instagram.com/atxcaminos/
Live on the ESB-MACC Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/AustinESBMACC/
¡VAMONOS! Page: https://bit.ly/atxvamonos
Caminos Teen Leadership Program information: www.austintexas.gov/caminos


Community Healing Garden 

Select Sundays (Register to Volunteer)
Register on Givepulse!

At the ESB-MACC Healing Garden we grow fruits, herbs, and vegetables that can be used for everyday meals and health. If you are interested in gardening or sharing in our harvest, join us for one of our workdays. Contact us at maccgarden@austintexas.gov or call 512.974.3773. View the informational brochure in English or Spanish and our Garden webpage in English or Spanish!



These programs from 2020 are still available to view for free! For a complete list, remember to visit MACCDIGITAL.NET!

Dia de Muertos

On Nov 1 & 2, the ESB Mexican American Cultural Center is proud to present Día de Los Muertos. This celebration has been a tradition at the ESB-MACC for over a decade. This year for the first time, we will present a digital event that anyone can view for free from a computer, tablet, or phone! Local artists and the community can participate, making this a collective digital event.

To view the program, please visit www.DayoftheDeadATX.net.

DividerDesde La Sala Virtual Concert Series WebsiteDesde la Sala Virtual Concert Series

A series of musical performances by some of our favorite artists, from their living room to yours - FOR FREE! Watch all of the performances on the Desde La Sala Playlist, plus find more information on the Desde La Sala website!


Viva Mexico 2020

Visit www.vivamexico2020.net to watch! The Emma S. Barrientos Mexican-American Cultural Center hosted its annual Viva México celebration on Wednesday, September 16th from 6-9pm. This lively celebration is still offered virtually, free of charge, live streamed on Youtube, Facebook, and Twitter. 


ESB-MACC's Annual Signature Events

Learn more about our yearly events below!

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.

Awards of Excellence

Awards of Excellence

Award Ceremony recognizing remarkable Latinx for the highest artistic excellence they bring to the cultural arts of Austin, TX. 

Viva Mexico

¡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.

Dia De Los Muertos

Día de los Muertos

A day to remember our loved ones who have passed with ofrendas/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.



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