May Cultura Guide: Ways to celebrate Cinco de Mayo y más

Plus, listen to our new radio show!

May Cultura Guide: Ways to celebrate Cinco de Mayo y más

Plus, listen to our new radio show!

Accordions, Cinco de Mayo, new murals y más


Check out our May newsletter highlights:

Sí Se Puede: Find out about the new Latin American Cultural Center in Austin!

CommUNITY + Cultura News: Get the scoop on all our latest stories, from how a nonprofit has boosted Latina graduation rates to where you can find the newest César Chávez mural.

Austin Vida Chisme: Austin Vida has hit the radio waves with our amigos and partners at KUT 90.5. We’re muy excited about the launch of a radio segment uplifting cultura. Get the details in the chisme section below.

As always, I hope you can find community in the curated cultural happenings we bring you via our monthly Cultura Guides.

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The Big Squeeze youth accordion competition takes places in Austin in May. Photo by Charlie Solorzano/ Unsplash

What’s in the May Cultura Guide?

Top ways to celebrate Cinco de Mayo.

How you can support Texas’ best young accordion players.

Where to check out the family-friendly Brazilian cultural festival.

️ Find cultura at the Blanton Museum’s grand reopening.

Where to catch Grammy-winning artists Rodrigo y Gabriela, La Santa Cecilia plus Latin music superstars Eladio Carrión and Feid and more this month.

Where to find the best micheladas in one place.

CommUNITY + Cultura News

Catch up on the latest Austin Vida articles. Got a news tip? Is there a story you’d like to see in Austin Vida? Email

New East Austin mural celebrates César Chávez

Arte Texas – a group that works to preserve and restore East Austin murals as well as create new ones – gave a deteriorating mural on 1204 E. César Chávez St. new life with an updated César Chávez design for future generations. Read more.

The passing of an icon; Austin boxing legend Joe Vela leaves a legacy of empowerment

Beloved local boxer and coach Joe E. Vela, Jr. passed away at 87. He helped uplift generations of Austin youth and beyond through his boxing programs and community advocacy. Read more.

How Con Mi MADRE empowers young Latinas and their mothers

The nonprofit organization Con Mi MADRE turns 15. Our Q&A with Executive Director Johanna Moya Fábregas gives us a glimpse into the challenges, evolution and future plans to keep pushing Latinas forward. Read more.

Sí Se Puede

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Photo by René Rentería /Special to Austin Vida

Felicidades to the Austin Community College community. In April, the college celebrated the grand reopening of the ACC Latin American Cultural Center, known as El Centro, at the Riverside Campus.

The new space aims to provide a safe and inclusive space for students to explore and celebrate their cultural heritage. Employees and the Austin community can also gather there to increase their understanding of cultural history and contributions of Latin Americans, according to ACC. It offers mentoring, training and activities to support the student academic journey.

A new mural by local artist and former ACC student Carmen Rangel was unveiled at the ceremony. It depicts a Latina woman on her first day of class. Rangel’s murals can be found throughout Austin including at places like Tacorrido on Riverside Drive and Juan in a Million on Cesar Chavez Street.

Austin Vida Chisme

Austin Vida Editor & Publisher Nancy Flores and KUT co-host Juan Garcia at Austin’s NPR radio station.

️ Austin Vida is now on the air! In April, we announced a muy cool partnership with our friends at KUT 90.5. Tune in every first Friday of the month during the "Here and Now" show for a new segment where I’ll be chatting with co-host Juan Garcia about all things cultura.

Listen live on May 5 at 1:50 p.m.! You can also find the segments online here.

Check it out, familia!

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