Multicultural Activities Weekly Highlights: September 16-22, 2018
Viva la Vida: Celebrating 35 Years of Mexic-Arte Museum’s Día de los Muertos
The Mexic-Arte Museum continues this week with the Viva la Vida exhibition:
Viva la Vida: Celebrating 35 Years of Mexic-Arte Museum’s Día de los Muertos is an exhibition presenting the Museum’s 35 year quest to educate the public about the Day of the Dead’s significance. Through the presentation of art, ofrendas, and archival materials from the past 35 years, the exhibition highlights Mexic-Arte Museum’s impact on the Austin community. Viva la Vida: Celebrating 35 Years of Mexic-Arte Museum’s Día de los Muertos examines the Museum’s role in shaping the holiday in Central Texas by combining seemingly disparate elements in the celebration: popular with traditional materials, sacred with secular objects, personal with social issues, and popular art with contemporary expressions. The exhibition not only represents a historical survey of the Museum’s efforts to bring Dia de los Muertos to Austin, but serves as a testament to the holiday’s unique character in the region.
For more information, visit the website.
Jonas Alvarez Band – Live at Central Market
On Sunday, September 16, Latin group Jonas Alvarez will be performing at Central Market. For more information and updates, follow the Jonas Alvarez Facebook page.
Culture and Fashion Workshop: Indonesia
On Saturday, September 22, explore Indonesian culture through a fashion lens! The Indonesian Diaspora Network – Austin presents the rich history and significance of Indonesia’s traditional clothing. Opportunity to learn how to wear the kebaya and more.
Limited seats available. Please RSVP on Eventbrite to reserve your seat. Free and open to the public. For more information, visit the calendar.
Native American History Walk – McKinney Falls State Park
On Saturday, September 22, learn about the lives of America’s first inhabitants at McKinney Falls State Park’s Native American History Walk. Join in for a walk back in time to explore the lives of the Native American people that lived right here in the park for thousands of years. For more information, visit the calendar.
Ongoing Events for September
Choose from many options for bilingual storytimes and cultural clubs ongoing at many libraries in and around the greater Austin area. You can find more information on the multicultural event calendar.