August Cultura Guide: Sabroso summer

? Plus, check out Sí Se Puede and Más Community news

August Cultura Guide: Sabroso summer

? Plus, check out Sí Se Puede and Más Community news

Summer sabroso filled with Selena, fests, markets y más

¡Saludos y qué calor! Lawns are crunchy and temps are sizzling pero ánimo mi gente. August cultural arts are equally as hot.

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Nancy Flores, Austin Vida Editor & Publisher

August Newsletter Highlights:

Más Community: From volunteer opportunities to presentations about Austin’s cultural future, we share it all in the Más Community section below.

?Sí Se Puede: We see y’all making moves and it gives us hope in tough times. Checa some inspiring folks in this section below. Did you or someone you know receive an honor or recognition? Let us know by emailing us at for newsletter consideration.

? Austin Vida Chisme: We loved leading personal storytelling workshops recently. Learn how your group can be involved! Plus, more behind-the-scenes Austin Vida happenings at the bottom of this newsletter.

Over the years, artist Federico Archuleta has honored The Queen of Tejano with various murals around town. The 1997 ‘Selena’ movie will soon show on the big screen. Check the August Cultura Guide for details.Photo by Nancy Flores

What’s in August’s Cultura Guide?

?? How to celebrate National Latina Day in Austin.

? Where to catch the 1997 "Selena" movie in the big screen.

? Where to find two powerful solo exhibits by Tejanos.

? How a Salvadoran singer-songwriter’s music has become part of Austin’s cultural fabric.

? Which can’t-miss touring artists are coming to Austin.

? How to make this un August sabroso with tardeadas, fests y más.


CommUNITY + Cultura News

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How Puerto Rican Cultural Center helped put island’s cultura on Central Texas map

Austin’s Puerto Rican Cultural Center turns 25 this year. What started as a dream and three dancers has transformed into a hub, bringing together the area’s Puerto Rican community through diverse cultural arts programming. From navigating the pandemic to temporary closures, the center hopes to keep moving pa’lante. Read more.

Más Community

Got a September community event you’d like to submit for consideration? Hit reply or send to

? Join the Tejano Genealogy of Austin for a special presentation by esteemed civil rights activist Martha P. Cotera on Aug. 13 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Black Box Theater at the Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center. Cotera, who is part of a local task force working to establish a museum and heritage institute, will present "Sharing the Dream: World Class Museum/Heritage Institute at Palm School/Park Sites."

?️ Want to help register folks to vote? HABLA Y VOTA will have a voter registration drive at Joe’s Bakery every Thursday in August. If you’re interested in volunteering, email

? Did you receive your free mail-order COVID-19 test kits yet? A third round is now available to the public. Locally, you can pick up free rapid antigen tests at Austin Public Health’s testing site – Metz Elementary (84 Robert T. Martinez Jr. St.) Tuesdays-Saturdays 11 a.m.-7 p.m.

? Jolt Action, an organization that mobilizes young Latino voters, will host a benefit concert Aug. 6 at Sagebrush featuring music by Sir Woman, Kalu James, David Ramirez and more. Tickets here.

Sí Se Puede

Did you or someone you know receive an honor? Let us know by emailing us at for newsletter consideration.

✨ Muchas felicidades to vocalist, musician, actress and filmmaker Patricia Vonne. ? The animation music video for her duet "Las Posadas" with Latin music icon Rubén Blades is an official selection to the Madrid International Film Festival. The song is from Vonne’s Christmas album "My Favorite Holiday."

Austin Vida Chisme

? Austin Vida is helping the next generation of Latina writers tell their stories! We believe that our stories deserve to be told. 

That’s why Austin Vida Editor & Publisher Nancy Flores earlier this summer led a storytelling workshop for Latinitas’ Media Chica Day at Del Valle High School. We were so inspired by the students who share their stories so authentically. 

Gracias to Del Valle staffers, Latinitas, volunteers y más who helped make this possible. ?

We are hoping to collaborate with more community organizations that want to hold storytelling workshops. Interested? Email

? Austin Vida is a proud media partner for Latina Day ATX. Look for our table at the Aug. 20 event. More details in the August Cultura Guide.

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