Mexican American Cultural Center Grand-Opening Ceremony

Sept. 15, 600 River St.

All events and participants are subject to change:

On the Zócalo/Plaza

Courtesy of Diva Imaging/Casabella Architects
Courtesy of Diva Imaging/Casabella Architects

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

6pm: LupeArte

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"

Author's Den

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

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