Mexican American Cultural Center Grand-Opening Ceremony
Sept. 15, 600 River St.
On the Zócalo/Plaza
10:30am: Aztec Dancers, Rosas de Castilla's Escaramusas Charro, classic car show
11am: Official ribbon-cutting ceremony, emceed by Gloria Pennington
1pm: "One Dance," featuring Mariachi Jalisco and ballet folklórico from Austin High, the Oswaldo A.B. Cantu Pan American Recreation Center in Round Rock, Roy Lozano's Ballet Folklórico de Texas, Viva Danza, and St. Edward's University
1:45pm: Welcome to the MACC, with Amparo Garcia-Crow and "16 Historical Characters: Where Imagination Knows No Borders"
2-5:45pm: Dance and music featuring Urban-15, Ballet East, Sharon Marroquin, and others
On the Grass Theater
3pm: Johnny Degollado y Su Conjunto
4pm: Music Cartel (rap)
5pm: Son y No Son (eclectic)
6pm: O Positivo (salsa)
7pm: Haydn Vitera (Latin rock)
2pm: Navajo Weavers exhibit
3pm: Teatro de la Rosa's Conejito Verde
4pm: Latino Comedy Project
5pm: Proyecto Teatro
5:45pm: Teatro Vivo, La Víctima
6:45pm: Rodney Garza, "El Chulo y la Che"
Performance Studio (second level)
2pm: Puppet show, Alejandro Diaz Jr.
3pm: Native American storytelling, Mario Garza
4pm: The Abuelita Show, Alex Garza
5pm: Native American storytelling, Binah McCloud
6pm: Canciones de Antepasados, Leticia Rodriguez
Gallery Talks (second level)
2pm: Carlos Pineda, featured artist, "Hacia la Vida" exhibit
3pm: Ishmael Soto, sculptor
4pm: Sam Coronado, the Serie Project
5pm: Benito Huerta, Art in Public Places
6pm: Angel Quesada, curator for Young Latino Artists Exhibition, "Embracing Chaos"
7pm: Sylvia Orozco, executive director, Mexic-Arte Museum, "The Past and the Future"
Readings from writers including: Teresa Paloma Acosta, David Rice, Rupert Reyes, Carmen Tafolla, Rene Valdez, Martha Cotera, Celeste Guzman Mendoza, Rolando Hinojosa-Smith, and others.
Sundown: Outdoor screening by Cine las Americas