Ways to Keep Moving Pa’lante this Holiday Season

✨ Plus, your weekend lineup!

Ways to Keep Moving Pa'lante this Holiday Season

✨ Plus, your weekend lineup!

Ways to Keep Moving Pa’lante this Holiday Season

Saludos! I’m so proud to publish a special column this month by Austin Vida contributor Magaly Arredondo Lopez centered on your mental health during this holiday season.

We’ve been listening to your requests for stories on mental health topics in our comunidad. We hear you and hope to bring you more in the new year.

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Nancy Flores, Austin Vida Editor & Publisher

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Mental Health Ofrenda: Ways to keep moving pa’lante during the holidays

What do the holidays bring up for you? What are you thinking about and experiencing right now? Quizás this is a time of celebración, champurrado, y de felicidad. Quizás this is a time of quebranto, tristeza, y estrés. Quizás it is a combination of mixed feelings. Get some tips on moving forward this holiday season. Read more

Sí se puede, Austin!

We’ve been compiling and highlighting your awesome achievements all year for our Sí Se Puede section. Check it out. It’s so inspiring. Did you or someone you know receive an honor we should know about? Hit reply and let us know. Read more.

Highlighting 5 Latino DJs in Austin

Austin Vida partnered with Latinitas to highlight some top DJs to watch. Read more.

Más Community Weekend Edition

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

Dec. 17: Celebrate all things Latinx at ¡Eso Es!, a fiesta featuring live music performances by Sofia Valdes, Victor Internet, Ariel & the Culture, and more. Visit their holiday market with local vendors such as Las Ofrendas, Barrio Vintage, and more. Head to The Mohawk starting at 3 p.m. Tickets are free, but donations are accepted and will benefit Latinitas.

Dec. 17-23: The Armadillo Christmas Bazaar, a shopping destination featuring art, gifts and live music is back in full swing at the Palmer Events Center. Gina Chavez, Del Castillo, and Rosie Flores are among the musical lineup for this year. The Bazaar opens daily from 11 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.. Tickets cost $12. See the music schedule here.

Dec. 17: ¡Escándalo – The Improvised Telenovela! Drama, shocking revelations, and laughter are all part of this improvised comedy show at the Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center. Don’t miss one of the last events at the MACC before it closes for construction. Doors open at 7:55 p.m. Tickets cost $13.

Dec. 17: Holiday Toy Drives benefit children in need. Consider dropping off a new toy at J. Colunga’s 4th Annual Christmas en el Barrio Toy Drive at Parque Zaragoza Recreation Center from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.


If you missed your free, instant download of the latest Cultura Guide, check it out now. Here’s some of what it features this month:

Top ways to get your holiday regalitos while supporting cultura.

️ Where to see the biggest Mexican nativity scene museum display in Texas.

Where to find New Year’s Eve pachangas and more!

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