? May Cultura Guide: Cinco de Mayo festivities to ¡Estar Guars!

Plus, community news and our birthday fundraiser!

? May Cultura Guide: Cinco de Mayo festivities to ¡Estar Guars!

Plus, community news and our birthday fundraiser!

Cinco de Mayo festivities,¡Estar Guars! and more

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P.S. This May newsletter includes:

Más Community: Learn how you can be a part of preserving Parque Zaragoza’s cultural legacy; find out how youth can learn about advocacy; discover ways to support border issues via art and get caught up on Election Day!

?Sí Se Puede: Let’s recognize inspiring local folks pushing our comunidad forward. Check out who got nominated for a James Beard award plus which teen leadership program is making moves!

Y claro, we want to help you stay in-the-know with your FREE Cultura Guide. Click below ????

The Latino Comedy Project presents ‘Estar Guars’ from now through May 8. Check out the May Cultura Guide for more details. Photo by Steve Rogers

What’s in May’s Cultura Guide?

? Where to celebrate Cinco de Mayo in Austin.

?Find out what Star Wars would have been like if George Lucas was Jorge Lucas!

? From Conjunto to Cajun music, check out how you can see accordionists compete in a squeezebox battle.

? Muchos Latin Grammy winners are descending on Austin in May! Plus, where to catch the Latin King of Soul.

? How La Mujer Festival can help poderosas level up.

And much more! ?????

Más Community

Got a June community event you’d like to submit for consideration? Hit reply or send to news@austinvida.com.

  • ? Parque Zaragoza in East Austin celebrates its 90th anniversary with festivities on May 14 from 1-5 p.m. In the park’s heyday, it served as a Mexican American community hub and hosted some of the city’s largest Cinco de Mayo and Mexican Independence Day celebrations. Conjunto and Tejano music concerts would draw the crowds as well as parades and Mexican baseball league games. Now, as the area faces rapid change and displacement, efforts are being made to preserve the park’s customs and cultural significance.
  • ??‍♀️ Know a student in grades 6-12 who wants to help create change?Spark Change Day on May 14 will offer a free day of civic engagement training for girls and non-binary students at the Texas Capitol. It will focus on community advocacy. Guest speakers include Travis County Attorney Delia Garza. Check out the agenda and sign up here.
  • ?️ Election Day is May 7! Polls are open from 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Learn what’s on the ballot in the League of Women’s Voters Guide available in English and Spanish.
  • ? Interested in supporting border issues? Here’s a creative way to do it. Head to the Artists for the Betterment of Kids at the Border group exhibition on May 14 at 5 p.m. featuring artists from both Texas and California. Proceeds benefit the Angry Tias and Abuelas of the Rio Grande Valley, which provides basic necessities for health, safety and support on the border.

Sí Se Puede

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

  • ✨ Felicidades to the Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center’s ATX Caminos teen leadership program for celebrating its 5th anniversary. Swing by the center”s Community Gallery to check out art from the program’s five-year trajectory. The program is also currently hiring teens ages 15-18. Apply here. ?
  • ✨ Kudos to El Naranjo owner Iliana de la Vega for being a finalist for best chef in Texas by the James Beard Foundation and Mando Rayo for his nomination in the Commercial/Sponsored Visual Media category by the foundation for the "Made Right Here Road Trip" series on YouTube.

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