Calendar of Events
December 7th, 2017 - Merry Merienda 3:30 PM in the Gordon-White Building Multi-Purpose Room | GWB 2.206 | The University of Texas at Austin. Featuring the launch of the US Latina & Latino Oral History Journal. For more information please call: (512) 471-4557

December 7th, 2017 - La Pastorela presented by TEATROVIVO from December 7th to the 17th, 2017 at the Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center 600 River Street Austin, Texas 78701. Thursdays through Saturdays at 8pm Saturdays and Sundays at 4pm. $15 General Admission; $20 Reserved Children under 12 FREE with a donation of two canned food items 

December 8th, 2017 - Mix ‘n’ Mash: Latina Legends opens with a festival party on Friday, December 8th from 6:00pm to 9:00pm at the Mexic-Arte Museum 419 Congress Ave. Austin, Texas 78701. Seasonal Cocktails, Antojitos Navideños, DJ Mazapan, Tax-Free Night For more information call: (512) 480-9373

December 8th and 9th, 2017 - 10th Annual Briscoe Ranch BBQ Cook-off at the Uvalde County Fairplex in Uvalde, Texas For more information visit the website:

December 9th, 2017 - Blessing and Ribbon Cutting for San Juan Diego Catholic High School. See page 11 for more details.

December 10th, 2017 - Family Day at Mexic-Arte Museum. In this free family workshop, guests will be invited to make Lotería cards based on “Latina Legends”, or women who have roots in a Latin American country and who have contributed greatly to the progress of Latinx people all over the world. Suggested “Latina Legends” include writers, activists, artists, performers, and more! Time: 1:00pm to 4:00pm at 419 Congress Ave. Austin, Texas 78701

December 10th, 2017 - La Gran Tamalada Market Square 11:00am-4:00pm Free Shuttle Service to and from the Guadalupe Theater and Market Square. This year’s event is larger than ever! We are moving the tamal-making workshop and festivities to Market Square. The Cortez Family, owners of the popular Mi Tierra restaurant, will share their love of family, tradition, and tamales. Participants take home both knowledge of and appreciation for the techniques that have been passed from generation to generation for many years. A free shuttle service will take visitors and community members to both locations throughout the day.

December 11th, 2017 - Deadline for filing for a spot on the Democratic Primary in March, 20 18

December 13th, 2017 - Viva Mi Cultura featuring the Guadalupe Dance Company Wednesday, December 13, 10:00am FREE for Schools by reservation, $5 General Admission | Guadalupe Theater A lecture demonstration celebrating traditional Mexican Folkloric Dance. For more information, contact Belinda Menchaca at or call 210.271.3151.

December 14th, 2017 - DDCE (Division of Diversity and Community Engagement) Campus and Community Holiday Celebration at the Connally Ballroom in the Etter-Harbin Alumni Center 2110 San Jacinto Blvd. on the campus of The University of Texas at Austin. Heavy hor d’eouvres, desserts, beverages and cash bar. Music and dancing Festive holiday attire.

December 19th, 2017 - Austin Tejano Democrats monthly meeting at Casa Maria, 4327 South First Street in Austin, Texas 78745. Meeting starts at 6:00pm.

December 22nd, 2017       Ruben Ramos & The Mexican Revolution at the Royal Palace in San Antionio, Texas

December 29th, 2017        Ruben Ramos & The Mexican Revolution at the Lucky Eagle Casino in Eagle Pass

December 30th, 2017         Little Joe y La Familia at the Boggus Ford Events Center in Pharr, Texas

December 30th, 2017         Ruben Ramos & The Mexican Revolution at Cuatecmoc Hall in San Marcos, Texas

December 31st, 2017        Little Joe y La Familia at the Heritage Plaza Civic Park in San Antonio, Texas

January 10th, 2018             Campaign Fundraiser for Maya Guerra Gamble, candidate for judge in the 459th District.
                                            Event location:  1206 W 38th St, Austin, TX 78705. Event starts at 5:00pm.

January 13th, 2018            Ruben Ramos and the Mexican Revolution at the San Antonio Event Center in San                                            Antonio, Texas

February 2nd, 2018 -         Little Joe y La Familia at The Westerner in Victoria, Texas

February 3rd, 2018            Ruben Ramos & The Mexican Revolution - Noche de Cabaret in Laredo, Texas. For                                             more information contact Jose Gonzales at 956-949-7685

February 4th, 2018             Little Joe y La Familia at Washington Park in Brownsville, Texas

February 5th, 2018            Last day to register to vote

February 13th, 2018          2018 LULAC National Legislative Conference & Awards Gala in Washington D.C.

February 20th, 2018 -        First day of early voting in Texas

February 28th - 
March 1st, 2018                43rd Annual Texas Association of Chicanos in Higher Education Conference in                                                                    Dallas,Texas. For more information visit:

March 2nd, 2018               Litttle Joe y La Familia at the Starr County Fair in Rio Grande City, Texas

March 2nd, 2018               Last day of early voting

March 6th, 2018                Primary Election Day in Texas

March 17th, 2018              Ruben Ramos & The Mexican Revolution with Johnny Hernandez in El Paso, Texas

April 4th - 7th. 2018          National Association of Chicano and Chicana Studies Annual Conference in                                                                              Minneapolis, Minnesota  Visit: for more information

May 16th - 20th, 2018       37th Annual Tejano Conjunto Festival in San Antonio, Texas For more information                                                                  visit:

July 7th - 10th, 2018          UNIDOS US Annual Conference in Washington, D.C. For more information visit:            

July 17th, 2018                  89th Annual LULAC National Convention and Exposition in Phoenix, Arizona