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.
The Latino Arts Residency Program (LARP) is for Latino arts organizations and artists in all disciplines that provide arts and cultural programming to the Austin community. ESB-MACC is proud to promote the events and programs of these talented artists. Learn more about the artists currently in the Latino Arts Resident Program.
Cuicacalli/ House of Song Book Release & Reception
Saturday, March 23, 2019 7pm | Black Box Theater Free
Renowned author ire'ne lara silva presents her latest work of poetry: Cuicacalli/ House of Song (Saddle Road Press). This live reading and commentary with ire'ne lara silva will be moderated by Natalia Sylvester, author of Chasing the Sun and Everyone Knows You Go Home. Music for the event will be provided by Jen Mendoza. Books will be available for purchase and signing.
"Part song, part grito, part wail, part lullaby, and part hymn, Cuicacalli / House of Song is a multi-vocal exploration of time, place, and history. Song lives within and without the poet’s physical and spiritual experience of body, of desire, of art, of loss, and of grief on an individual and communal level. Cuicacalli / House of Song sings survival, sings indigeneity, sings some part of the tattered world back together." ire’ne lara silva is the author of two poetry collections, furia (Mouthfeel Press, 2010) and Blood Sugar Canto (Saddle Road Press, 2016), which were both finalists for the International Latino Book Award in Poetry. Her short story collection, flesh to bone won the Premio Aztlán in 2013.
Latino Artist Residency Program Review Community Meeting
Monday, March 25, 2019 6-8pm Free
We are inviting all artists in the community to join us at the Latino Arts Residency Program (LARP) Review Community Meeting. This is a unique opportunity to learn about LARP and to lend your voice to strengthen the Latino artist community in Austin. We are looking for your thoughts on: Mission of the Program, Application and Selection Process, Program Contract, and Guidelines and Procedures. We welcome your feedback and look forward to seeing you in March! Please join the Facebook event. To learn more about the current LARP program, please visit: http://austintexas.gov/page/latino-arts-residency-program.
Music on the Plaza with Daniel Llanes
Saturday, March 30 with Aztlan Dance
2-4pm | Zocalo
Free | All Ages
Daniel Llanes and Melanie Rose perform ChicAztlan Jazz / World Beat music on the plaza. Enjoy good tunes and good vibes in the afternoon sun! This family-friendly concert is part of an ongoing music series that coincides with Saturday programs at the MACC. Dancing is encouraged! http://www.earthculturedancer.com/events/
Si Se Puede Cesar Chavez Awards Ceremony by P.O.D.E.R.
Sunday, March 31, 2019 7pm | Auditorium Free | open to the public
Award Ceremony will present distinguished members of the community with the “Si Se Puede” award. These individuals continue to advocate for human rights, and the rights of the future of Austin for the underserved and disenfranchised. This year Mayor Steve Adler will be recognized.
Cine de Oro
9:30am | Auditorium | Free Admission
Join us on the last Tuesday of each month for a special screening from the Golden Era of Mexico’s cinema. Seniors will enjoy a healthy lunch provided by AARP immediately following the film. Please call to RSVP, as space is limited! 512-974-3789. For special screenings and additional information contact: email@example.com
Join us to celebrate local artist and community members in their efforts to make the Hispanic and Latino community grow and have a voice. Click Here to see past winners.
September 15, 2019
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
November 2nd 2019
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.
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.