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Viva El Amor

MECA’s Annual Valentine’s Day serenade returns to the TBH Center. Beloved MECA alumni and mariachi music star, Vanessa Alonzo will share the stage with Jazz songstress, Ermelinda Cuellar. Alonzo will be accompanied by Trio Chapultepec of San Antonio, TX and Cuellar by pianist Bob Henschen and Thomas Helton on Bass. The evening will culminate in a collaboration that blends the two genres of music in an original adaption of “Cucurrucucú Paloma,” a Mexican huapango-style song written by Tomás Méndez Sosa in 1954 and made popular by music greats like Pedro Infante and Lola Beltrán.


Viva El Amor is funded in part by the City of Houston through Houston Arts Alliance.

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Our MECA Ballet Folklórico prepares for the upcoming Bailes de mi Tierra Competencia Folklórica in Cedar Creek, Texas this weekend!

Thank you to those that came to the showcase and helped fundraise for this competition with your support!

Meet the Ballet Folklorico team on MECA’s Instagram!
The 18th Annual Frida Festival Call for Artists!
Apply For Viva Frida! Call For Artists 
Since 2005 we have been celebrating the legacy and inspiration of Frida Kahlo. The visual exhibit will be held at MECA at TBH in the East End starting on April 8th. Please read the application thoroughly. Contact Lizbeth Ortiz at curator@meca-houston.org for any questions.

Upcoming MECA Presents Events

Primavera Party

Saturday, March 4th | 1:00 PM

Celebrate spring with MECA! Featuring a performance from Charlie Y La Tribu Cubana, an array of artisan vendors, yummy food, and refreshing drinks!


Charlie y La Tribu Cubana plays Latin music indigenous to Cuba. Dance floor available, let the music move you!

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Homenaje A La Mujer:

An Alice Valdez Tribute

Friday, March 24th | 7:30 PM

Join us for Homenaje A La Mujer: An Alice Valdez Tribute, a performance featuring an all female cast of Mariachi MECA Alumni and MECA Ballet Folklorico dancers as we celebrate Alice Valdez’s contribution to the arts in Houston.

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Riyaaz Qawwali

Friday, April 14th | 7:30 PM

Riyaaz Qawwali performs the gripping music style called Qawwali. The qawwali musicians represent the diversity and plurality of South Asia. The ensemble’s musicians, who are settled in the United States, hail from India, Pakistan, Nepal, and Bangladesh and represent multiple religious and spiritual backgrounds.

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18th Annual Frida Festival

Saturday, April 29th | 11AM – 7PM

Join us in celebrating the 18th Annual Frida Festival curated by Lizbeth Ortiz and this year hosted at MECA Historic Dow School!

The Festival was established as a celebration of the birthday of Frida and her life, art and passions. Apply for Viva Frida! Art Exhibit call for artists here: bit.ly/CallForFrida

Festival is FREE to attend

MECA Visual Art Exhibits


2 – 28


TBH Center

Mon – Fri: 1 PM – 9 PM

Sat – Sun: 10 AM – 2 PM




TBH Center

Mon – Fri: 1 PM – 9 PM

Sat – Sun: 10 AM – 2 PM

Reception: March 4th, 6 PM

RSVP for Opening Reception



Viva Frida!

TBH Center

Mon – Fri: 1 PM – 9 PM

Sat – Sun: 10 AM – 2 PM

Reception: Saturday, April 8th

6 PM – 9 PM

RSVP for Opening Reception

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MECA’s work to provide year-round, high quality arts education, social services and vigorous academic support is made possible by generous contributions from the following donors: