Multicultural Activities Weekly Highlights: September 9-15, 2018
Teatro Vivo Presents Enfrascada
Teatro Vivo is excited to bring you Enfrascada, a dark comedy by renowned playwright and screenwriter Tanya Saracho, presented at the Emma S. Barrientos-Mexican American Cultural Center under the direction of Claudia M. Chávez.
Alicia is a successful art curator who seems to have her life together. But, when her world is turned upside down, she turns to her friends for support. Together they seek the guidance of wise señoras – and enter the realm of hoodoo, santeria, and curanderismo – to make things how they used to be. With an all-star cast including Karina Domínguez, Emily McDougall, Eva McQuade, Bárbara Mojica, JoJanie Segura Moreno, and Minerva Villa-Rivera, this hilarious and touching comedy about a group of modern-day Latinas explores the magic of friendship.
For tickets and showtimes, visit the calendar.
Bilingual Boogie – Lake Travis Community Library
On Thursday, September 13, join Sra. Garrett to learn basic Spanish vocabulary through singing, dancing, games, and more. For location information, visit the calendar.
Danzas Matlachines: Tesoros y Patrimonio Cultural, Las Tradiciónes Continúan
Mexic-Arte Museum is pleased to present Danzas Matlachines: Tesoros y Patrimonio Cultural, Las Tradiciónes Continúan (Matlachine Dances: Treasures and Cultural Patrimony, The Traditions Continue). The exhibition examines the Matachine dance traditions from the state of Coahuila in northern Mexico and highlights the continuing cultural practice in Austin, Texas. The exhibit includes elaborate dance costumes, headdresses, footwear, banners, accessories, photographs, and video documentary organized by El Instituto Municipal de Cultura de Saltillo and is curated by Ivan Ariel Marquez Morales and Maria Magdalena Davila Salinas. Photographs and objects from both artists and Matachine dance groups in Austin spotlight the tradition in Central Texas.
For more information, visit the calendar.
Viva la Vida: Celebrating 35 Years of Mexic-Arte Museum’s Día de los Muertos
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.
Central Market with Micah Shalom
On Friday, September 14, Micah Shalom & The Babylonians return to Central Market on N. Lamar bringing some afro beat, ska, reggae and afro Caribbean tunes to make you move and groove to the beat.
Free show and family friendly come on out and dance! Music starts at 6:30pm. For more information and updates, follow the Facebook event page.
Annual Fiesta de El Grito de Independencia
On Saturday, September 15, in collaboration with the Consulate General of Mexico, the Fiesta de Independencia Foundation, the City of Austin, Univision, the State Preservation Board, and the Mexican American Legislative Caucus, Austin’s annual Fiesta de El Grito de Independencia is a musical celebration and historical re-enactment of Mexico’s call for independence from Spain. The event takes place each year on the South Steps of the State Capitol.
For more information, visit the calendar.
Big Band Tejano – Live At Central Market
Visit Central Market on Saturday, September 15, for great food, family friendly atmosphere, and free music! For more information and updates, visit the Facebook event page.
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.