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Welcome to oaxacacalendar.com where you will find up-to-date information about the wonderful events happening in Oaxaca, Mexico. Contact Us    

MEZCAL
Educational Excursions

Visit Oaxaca's quaint distilleries and learn about mezcal and pulque with skilled professional
Alvin Starkman.
Amigos Del Sol

Learn Spanish and Oaxacan culture in an intimate family like setting.

We offer individual attention in classes of 3 or fewer.
Oaxaca Culinary Tours

Custom gastronomic food & drink tours for
groups of 4-16

Market Visits Cooking Classes Mole, Mezcal & Más

Quaint eateries to high end restaurants
ENGLISH SPEAKING DRIVER

Dependable, professional, courteous driver can take your group of up to 8
on tours of the Oaxaca valley

044-951-507-2383
Discount
Horseback Tours

Ride fit, trained horses on guided adventures in Valle de Tlacolula. Small groups personally guided by English speaking owners. In TripAdvisor & Lonely Planet

cel: 951-199-7026
Day of the Dead
Photo Workshop Tour


Oct. 27-Nov. 4, 2014

Oaxaca Cultural Navigator

More Workshops, Too!
Dr. Angel Gomez
is an english speaking dental specialist trained in the U.S. He has a modern clinic and onsite lab. Consider dental work during your next visit to Oaxaca.
Seasons of My Heart
Culinary Tours


Chef Susana Trilling invites you to join her and her staff for culinary tours in various parts of Oaxaca and Mexico

044.951.508.0469
Traditions Mexico

Cultural Journeys

Day Trips

Expedition Tours

Specialized
Private Tours

Small groups

52(951)-516-4202
Oaxaca Spanish Magic
A Spanish language school where you will discover the magic and joy of learning Spanish in a personalized setting.
Property For Sale
Located in Reyes Elta

7000 sq. meters, operational well, shed, magnificent mountain views

valentinacvx@
hotmail.com

Cell:
044-951-243-3511

Office:
044-951-515-5672
Place your Ad on the Oaxaca Calendar!

For more information
Contact us here

Recurring Events



AA Meeting (English)
Daily - Monday and Thursday - 7 pm Free

518 Colon

Also Saturday at 1 pm - All 12 step groups welcome.


Baseball: Guerreros de Oaxaca
7pm weekdays; 5pm weekends when in town $50 pesos for men in Centro, $25 pesos for women
Vasconcelos Stadium
Niños Heroes and Vasconcelos

Oaxaca's own AAA baseball team always includes a couple of players who had brief moments in the major league. Go for the baseball and/or go for the entertaining crowd. This is real Oaxaca!
Click here for the schedule of games


Bridge Group
Weekly - Tuesday - 2 to 5pm Donation
Oaxaca Lending Library
Pino Suarez 519

No partner necessary. Bridge lessons before starting at 1:15.


Danzón with the Marimba Band
Weekly - Wednesday - 6:30pm Free
Zócalo


A tradition imported from Cuba, the danzón is a stately dance with syncopation. The citizens of Oaxaca gather weekly to dance and watch the dancers.


Diidxa Lu bi Tianguis
Sundays starting at 11 am Free
MUFI - the Stamp Museum
Reforma 504

Market for locally made goods


Duplicate Bridge
Weekly - Friday - 12 noon $20 pesos
eMax Language School
Hidalgo 104 (between 5 de Mayo and Republica - Barrio Jalatlaco)

Come with a partner or without.
Click here for more information


Ethnobotanical Garden Tours in English
Weekly - Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday - 11 am $100 pesos
Entrance Reforma and Constitutión.


The only way to see this wonderful garden is on a tour. The tour is two hours long so come with water and sunscreen. There are also tours in Spanish which last one hour and cost 50 pesos daily at 10, 12 and 5pm. And a tour in French on Tuesdays at 5 pm. Arrive ten minutes before the tours to purchase tickets.


Garden Club
Monthly - 1st Wednesday Free



The Garden/Nature club is dedicated to : learning, sharing and deucation about gardening, agriculture and nature, primarily in Oaxaca. It is achieved by regular meetings, field trips, outreach to the community and by parties. To receive the monthly notices of activities, send an email to oaxaca.garden.club@gmail.com. The club also has a Facebook page.


Hiking
Weekly - Friday 9 am - Free except for transportation costs, leaving from the Oaxaca Lendiing Library
Oaxaca Lending Library
Pino Suárez 519

“Hoofing It In Oaxaca” is a program of weekly hikes for adventurous gringos who hanker to explore this part of Mexico on foot. Individual outings fall into three categories: rambles through the open countryside in the Valles Centrales; visits to archeological sites in the area; and more vigorous hikes in the mountains surrounding Oaxaca City.The program runs November thru March, with a schedule of 23 different outings. Reservations required. All information and a full schedule of hikes is on the Hoofing In Oaxaca website.
Click here for more information


Holy Trinity Anglican Episcopal Church
Weekly - Sunday - 11 am -
Crespo 211 (between Morelos and Matamoros)


Liturgy followed by coffee hour. Information 951-514-3799


Introduction of Oaxaca by Stan Gotleib
Monday at 10 am Free
Restaurant Santo Sabor
Murguía 508

Stan Gotlieb, a 20-year resident, answers your questions. Information for tourists, newcomers, and residents.
Click here for more information about Stan


Oaxaca is More Beautiful on a Bicycle
Weekly - Wednesday and Friday - 9 to 10:30 pm Free
Meet in front of Santo Domingo Church
M.Alcalá

Free bicycles available at Mudo Ciebo, Qunitana Roo 2011 (between Humbolt and Gómez Farias) You must bring a passport or Oaxacan credentials. They have tandems, too!


Open Rehearsal: Chamber Orchestra of the Escuela de Bellas Artes
Daily - Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday - 8 to 10 am Free
Escuela de Bellas Artes UABJO
Morelos next to the Plaza de la Danza

In the Sala Juárez on the second floor


Religious Society of Quaker Friends Meeting
Weekly - Saturday - 10 am Free


This is the winter schedule. All are welcome. For more information and location contact Lorena Cassady at lcassady@gmail.com. Para informacion en espanol: Cara Smiley: csmiley@integratedorganic.com


Spanish English Intercambios
Weekly - Saturday - 10 to noon Free
Oaxaca Lending Library
Pino Suárez 519

Pino Suárez 519 - An opportunity to practice your Spanish and help a Oaxacan learn English. Just arrive at 10 and you will be paired with someone. All levels of Spanish accommodated - including beginners!


Sunday Tradition - Music and Food
Weekly - Sunday - 1 pm Free
San Pablo Cultural and Educational Center
Hidalgo 907, Antiguo Callejón de San Pablo



Textile Museum - Guided Visit in Spanish and English
Weekly - Wednesday - 5 pm $10 pesos
Textile Museum
Hidalgo and Fiallo



The Oaxacan State Band Concert
Weekly - Sunday - 12:30 Free
Zócalo


A wonderful tradition, sometimes other orchestras perform.


Tour to Teotitlan del Valle
Weekly - Thursday and Saturday - 9 to 5 pm $655 pesos
Instituto Cultural Oaxaca
Av. Juárez 909

Travel, Learn, Fight Poverty Fundación En Vía is a non-profit microfinance organization providing tours to communities around Oaxaca where participants visit women in need of small loans to improve their lives. 100% of the tour fees are given to the entrepreneurs as an interest-free micro loan.


Viernes Culturales (Cultural Friday)
Weekly - Friday - 6 pm Free
Zócalo


Various musical groups entertain


Walking Tour of Churches
Weekly - Tuesday & Saturday - 10am $100 pesos
meet in front of the Cathedral in the zócalo


A tour fror the devout, the lapsed and the never-were. Formore information or tours at other times write ridgecliff@hotmail.com


Walking tour of Churches
Weekly - Tuesday & Saturday - 10am $100 pesos
meet in front of the Cathedral in the zócalo


A tour fror the devout, the lapsed and the never-were. Formore information or tours at other times write ridgecliff@hotmail.com


Zumba
Weekly - Sunday - 9 to 11am $15 pesos
LLano Park (Parque Juárez) - southeast corner


Latin and International music with a fun and effective workout sysem.

Upcoming Events


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Thursday April 24  10:00am Free
ExpoSale: Articles from Yalalag

San Pablo Cultural Center
Hidalgo 907, Antiguo Callejón de San Pablo
until 8:30 pm

Thursday April 24  4:00pm $1,000 pesos
3 Day Workshop: Portrait Photography

Workshop of Marcela Taboada
1era. Priv. de Sabinos # 103 esq. Av. de las Etnias, Col. Olimpica, San Felipe del Agua
Thursday, Friday, Saturday - sign up at the Bravo Photography Center, M. Bravo & Garcia Vigil

Thursday April 24  6:15pm $30 pesos
Circus: Circo de Pekin

Behind Sam's Club
Shopping Center Area
Also at 8:30pm - clowns, acrobats, animals with a Chinese point-of-view

Thursday April 24  7:00pm Free
Art Opening: Group Show

Ishuakara Casa Estudio
Cosijopi 208

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Thursday April 24  7:00pm Free
Art Opening: Safari Fotográfico

Casa de la Cultura Oaxaqueña
González Ortega 403

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Thursday April 24  8:00pm Free
Movie: Los Ultimos Días

Ishuakara Casa Estudio
Cosijopi 208

Click here for more information

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Margie's Pick

Friday April 25  Free
7th International Festival of Stories for Children

various


Click here for the schedule

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Friday April 25 
Ambulante Documentary Film Festival

all over - click the link to see the schedule


Click here for more Ambulante schedule

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Friday April 25  10:00am Free
ExpoSale: Articles from Yalalag

San Pablo Cultural Center
Hidalgo 907, Antiguo Callejón de San Pablo
until 8:30 pm

Friday April 25  4:30pm Free
Converstaion about Art and Literature

Governor's Palace Museum
south side of the zócalo
Part of the 482nd Anniversary of the founding of Oaxaca City.

Friday April 25  6:00pm Free
Jazz by Liquido-Música

Governor's Palace Museum
south side of the zócalo
Part of the 482nd Anniversary of the founding of Oaxaca City.

Friday April 25  6:15pm $30 pesos
Circus: Circo de Pekin

Behind Sam's Club
Shopping Center Area
Also at 8:30pm - clowns, acrobats, animals with a Chinese point-of-view

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Friday April 25  6:30pm $25 pesos
Movie: Her

Casa del Angel
Jacobo Dalevuelta 200

Friday April 25  7:00pm Free
Lecture: Introduction to the Opera Cosi Fan Tutti by Sergio Vela

San Pablo Cultural Center
Hidalgo 907, Antiguo Callejón de San Pablo

Friday April 25  7:00pm Free
Photography Opening: Citalli Gonalez Ponce

Bravo Photography Center
M. Bravo & García Vigil

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Friday April 25  7:00pm Free
Photography Opening: Citlalli González

Bravo Photography Center
M. Bravo & García Vigil

Friday April 25  7:30pm Free
Art Opening: Nuncio Casanova

El Foco Rojo
García Vigil 613

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Friday April 25  7:30pm Free
Theater: Teatro Tacuate

San Pablo Cultural Center
Hidalgo 907, Antiguo Callejón de San Pablo

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Friday April 25  8:00pm Free
Music: Ana Díaz

Biblioteca Henestrosa at the Casa de la Cuidad
Porfirio Díaz & Morelos

Friday April 25  8:00pm Free
Music: Anniversary Concert with 482 Musicians followed by fireworks

Plaza de la Danza
next to the Soledad Church on Morelos
Part of the 482nd Anniversary of the founding of Oaxaca City.

Friday April 25  9:30pm Free
Music: Los Niños Heroes

Nueva Babel
Porfirio Díaz 224

Friday April 25  10:00pm Free
Music: Los Aguas Aguas

Café Central
Hidalgo 302

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Margie's Pick

Saturday April 26  Free
7th International Festival of Stories for Children

various


Click here for the schedule

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Saturday April 26 
Ambulante Documentary Film Festival

all over - click the link to see the schedule


Click here for more Ambulante schedule

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Saturday April 26  10:00am Free
ExpoSale: Articles from Yalalag

San Pablo Cultural Center
Hidalgo 907, Antiguo Callejón de San Pablo
until 8:30 pm

Saturday April 26  11:00am
Opera: Mozart's Così fan tutte

Teatro Macedonio Alcalá
Independencia & 5 de Mayo
Music Director James Levine conducts Mozart’s beloved opera about testing the ties of love. The cast is filled with youthful Met stars: Susanna Phillips and Isabel Leonard are the sisters Fiordiligi and Dorabella, Matthew Polenzani and Rodion Pogossov are their lovers, with Danielle de Niese as the scheming Despina.
Click here for more information

Saturday April 26  4:00pm $30 pesos
Circus: Circo de Pekin

Behind Sam's Club
Shopping Center Area
Also at 6:30 and 8:45 - clowns, acrobats, animals with a Chinese point-of-view

Saturday April 26  5:00pm Free
Music: Recital by Cesar Bourget, cello, & Héctor Cruz, piano

Santo Domingo Cultural Center
to the left of the Santo Domingo Church on the Alcalá
482 Anniversary of the Founding of Oaxaca

Saturday April 26  6:00pm Free
Music: Bloqueo Cultural (Cultural Blockade)

all over the city

482 Anniversary of the Founding of Oaxaca - An invasion of artists

Saturday April 26  6:00pm Free
Birthday Party for Oaxaca - food fair, sculpture exhibit, rock band, and a guelaguetza

Jardín El Pañuelito
Constitución and 5 de Mayo
482 Anniversary of the Founding of Oaxaca

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Saturday April 26  7:00pm Free or donation
Circus Variety Show

Centro de Gestión Escénica Tierra Independiente
Av. Ferrocarrill #100, Colonia Granjas y Huertos Brenamiel, Munic. San Jacinto Amilpas

Click here for a map showing the location

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Margie's Pick

Saturday April 26  8:30pm Free
Storytelling for Adults

Biblioteca Henestrosa at the Casa de la Cuidad
Porfirio Díaz & Morelos
Storytellers from Cuba, Brazil, Spain and Mexico

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Margie's Pick

Sunday April 27  Free
7th International Festival of Stories for Children

various


Click here for the schedule

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Sunday April 27 
Ambulante Documentary Film Festival

all over - click the link to see the schedule


Click here for more Ambulante schedule

Sunday April 27  10:00am Free
Lectures: 1st Oaxacan Festival of Amphibians

Biblioteca Henestrosa at the Casa de la Cuidad
Porfirio Díaz & Morelos

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Sunday April 27  10:00am Free
ExpoSale: Articles from Yalalag

San Pablo Cultural Center
Hidalgo 907, Antiguo Callejón de San Pablo
until 8:30 pm

Sunday April 27  11:00am Free
Music: Recital by Faustina Díaz, tuba, trombone and trumpet, &Hector Cruz, piano

Santo Domingo Cultural Center
to the left of the Santo Domingo Church on the Alcalá
482 Anniversary of the Founding of Oaxaca

Sunday April 27  4:00pm $30 pesos
Circus: Circo de Pekin

Behind Sam's Club
Shopping Center Area
Also at 6:30 and 8:45 - clowns, acrobats, animals with a Chinese point-of-view

Sunday April 27  5:00pm Free
Music: Recital by Hector Cruz, piano, & Erica Dobosiewicz, violin

Santo Domingo Cultural Center
to the left of the Santo Domingo Church on the Alcalá
482 Anniversary of the Founding of Oaxaca

Sunday April 27  6:00pm Free
Dance: Folkloric Dancing

Jardín El Pañuelito
Constitución and 5 de Mayo
482 Anniversary of the Founding of Oaxaca

Sunday April 27  6:00pm Free
Music: Bloqueo Cultural (Cultural Blockade)

all over the city

482 Anniversary of the Founding of Oaxaca - An invasion of artists

Sunday April 27  7:00pm Free
Music: Symphony Orchestra of Oaxaca

Teatro Macedonio Alcalá
Independencia & 5 de Mayo
482 Anniversary of the Founding of Oaxaca

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Margie's Pick

Sunday April 27  8:30pm Free
Storytelling for Adults

Biblioteca Henestrosa at the Casa de la Cuidad
Porfirio Díaz & Morelos
Storytellers from Cameron, Costa Rica and Mexico

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Margie's Pick

Monday April 28  Free
7th International Festival of Stories for Children

various


Click here for the schedule

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Monday April 28 
Ambulante Documentary Film Festival

all over - click the link to see the schedule


Click here for more Ambulante schedule

Monday April 28  4:00pm Free
Music: Recital by Juan Manuel Solis, clarinet, & Hector Cruz, piano

Teatro Macedonio Alcalá
Independencia & 5 de Mayo
482 Anniversary of the Founding of Oaxaca

Monday April 28  6:00pm Free
Music: Bloqueo Cultural (Cultural Blockade)

all over the city

482 Anniversary of the Founding of Oaxaca - An invasion of artists

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Monday April 28  7:00pm
Movie: Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer

Teatro Macedonio Alcalá
Independencia & 5 de Mayo
Part of Ambulante 2014
Click here for more information

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Monday April 28  7:00pm Free
Art Opening: Ionita Radu Georgescu

Casa de la Cultura Oaxaqueña
González Ortega 403

Monday April 28  9:00pm Free
Music: Musica Istmeña

Nueva Babel
Porfirio Díaz 224

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Margie's Pick

Tuesday April 29  Free
7th International Festival of Stories for Children

various


Click here for the schedule

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Tuesday April 29 
Ambulante Documentary Film Festival

all over - click the link to see the schedule


Click here for more Ambulante schedule

Tuesday April 29  6:00pm Free
Music: Bloqueo Cultural (Cultural Blockade)

all over the city

482 Anniversary of the Founding of Oaxaca - An invasion of artists

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Tuesday April 29  7:00pm
Movie: Trances

Teatro Macedonio Alcalá
Independencia & 5 de Mayo
Part of Ambulante 2014

Tuesday April 29  7:00pm Free
Music: Orchestra Primavera

Zócalo

482 Anniversary of the Founding of Oaxaca - An invasion of artists

Tuesday April 29  7:00pm Free
Music: State Music Band

Zócalo

482 Anniversary of the Founding of Oaxaca - An invasion of artists

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Margie's Pick

Wednesday April 30  Free
7th International Festival of Stories for Children

various


Click here for the schedule

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Wednesday April 30 
Ambulante Documentary Film Festival

all over - click the link to see the schedule


Click here for more Ambulante schedule

Wednesday April 30  6:00pm Free
Music: Bloqueo Cultural (Cultural Blockade)

all over the city

482 Anniversary of the Founding of Oaxaca - An invasion of artists

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Wednesday April 30  7:00pm
Movie: Cutie and the Boxer

Teatro Macedonio Alcalá
Independencia & 5 de Mayo
Part of Ambulante 2014
Click here for more information

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Wednesday April 30  8:00pm Free
Movie: Nymphomaniac Vol. 2

Café Central
Hidalgo 302

Click here for more information

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Wednesday April 30  9:00pm Free
Movie: Tesis

Ishuakara Casa Estudio
Cosijopi 208

Click here for more information

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Thursday May 01 
Ambulante Documentary Film Festival

all over - click the link to see the schedule


Click here for more Ambulante schedule

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Thursday May 01  7:00pm
Movie: First Cousin Once Removed

Teatro Macedonio Alcalá
Independencia & 5 de Mayo
Part of Ambulante 2014
Click here for more information

Thursday May 01  8:00pm Free
Music: The Blues with Victor Martinez

Governor's Palace Museum
south side of the zócalo
482 Anniversary of the Founding of Oaxaca

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Friday May 02  $2,750 pesos
3 Day Workshop: Cultivating Mushrooms

Benito Juárez Pueblos Mancomunados
Sierra Juárez
See poster for all the details: includes transportation from Centro, accommodations, meals and the seminar.

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Friday May 02 
Ambulante Documentary Film Festival

all over - click the link to see the schedule


Click here for more Ambulante schedule

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Margie's Pick

Friday May 02  $120 pesos/day
Festival de Vino

San Pablo Cultural Center
Hidalgo 907, Antiguo Callejón de San Pablo
Purchase tickets at El Asador Vasco, Tr3s 3istro, Pitiona, Malasaña, Mezquite y Luvina.
Click here for more information

Friday May 02  7:00pm Free
Music: Music/Dance: Mexico, A Salute to thecity of Oaxaca

Jardín El Pañuelito
Constitución and 5 de Mayo
482 Anniversary of the Founding of Oaxaca - An invasion of artists

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Saturday May 03 
Ambulante Documentary Film Festival

all over - click the link to see the schedule


Click here for more Ambulante schedule

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Margie's Pick

Saturday May 03  $120 pesos/day
Festival de Vino

San Pablo Cultural Center
Hidalgo 907, Antiguo Callejón de San Pablo
Purchase tickets at El Asador Vasco, Tr3s 3istro, Pitiona, Malasaña, Mezquite y Luvina.
Click here for more information

Saturday May 03  6:00pm 2, 3
Theater: La Dama de Negro

Teatro Macedonio Alcalá
Independencia & 5 de Mayo
A benefit for the Casa Hogar Municipal

Saturday May 03  6:00pm Free
Dance: Nómada Cuerpo

Governor's Palace Museum
south side of the zócalo
482 Anniversary of the Founding of Oaxaca

Saturday May 03  7:30pm Free
Music: Singers of Oaxaca

Plaza de la Danza
next to the Soledad Church on Morelos
482 Anniversary of the Founding of Oaxaca - Including Ana Dáz, Paulina y el Buscapie, Hector Díaz, Manuel Bustaments, Uriel Torres...

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Margie's Pick

Sunday May 04  $120 pesos/day
Festival de Vino

San Pablo Cultural Center
Hidalgo 907, Antiguo Callejón de San Pablo
Purchase tickets at El Asador Vasco, Tr3s 3istro, Pitiona, Malasaña, Mezquite y Luvina.
Click here for more information

Sunday May 04  7:30pm Free
Music: Singers of Oaxaca

Plaza de la Danza
next to the Soledad Church on Morelos
482 Anniversary of the Founding of Oaxaca - Including Ana Dáz, Paulina y el Buscapie, Hector Díaz, Manuel Bustaments, Uriel Torres...

Sunday May 04  8:30pm Free
Music: Concert Salute to Oaxaca

Santo Domingo Cultural Center
to the left of the Santo Domingo Church on the Alcalá
482 Anniversary of the Founding of Oaxaca - Synphony Orchestra of Oaxaca and the Oaxaca State Band

Monday May 05  7:00pm Free
Dance: Teatro de Salvador Reyes & Ballet contemporáneo Cascanueces

Governor's Palace Museum
south side of the zócalo
482 Anniversary of the Founding of Oaxaca

Friday May 09  7:00pm
Music: Jaime Varela

Teatro Álvaro Carrillo
Calzada Madero & Av. Technologico
Also a show at 9:30pm

Friday May 09  9:00pm $200 pesos
Vela Tehuantepec

Convention Center "Monte Alban"
Calzada Madero & Av. Technologico
Wear tehuana attire - reserve at 502-5921 - although it's announced to start at 9 expect nothing much to happen until midnight

Saturday May 10  10:00pm Free
Music: The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy

Funky Cat
Belisario Domínguez 1001, Colonia Las Flores

Saturday May 10  12:00pm
Opera: Rossini's La Cenerentola

Teatro Macedonio Alcalá
Independencia & 5 de Mayo
A peerless pair of Rossini virtuosos joins forces in La Cenerentola—a vocal tour de force for mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato, singing her first Met performances of the Cinderella title role, and the high-flying tenor Juan Diego Flórez, as her Prince Charming. Alessandro Corbelli and Luca Pisaroni complete the cast, with Met Principal Conductor Fabio Luisi leading the effervescent score.
Click here for more information

Sunday May 18  1:00pm $150-250 pesos
Theater: El Show de Cepillín

Teatro Álvaro Carrillo
Calzada Madero & Av. Technologico
Also a show at 5 pm. Famous clown. Tickets available at the Teatro Macedonio Alcalá, Independencia & 5 de Mayo
Click here for more information

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Wednesday May 21  Free
Music: Chamber Orchestra of the Bellas Artes (UABJO)

Escuela de Bellas Artes UABJO
Morelos & Plaza de la Danza

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Thursday May 22  8:00pm Free
Music: Chamber Orchestra of the Bellas Artes (UABJO)

Biblioteca Henestrosa at the Casa de la Cuidad
Porfirio Díaz & Morelos

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Friday May 23  8:00pm Free
Music: Chamber Orchestra of the Bellas Artes (UABJO)

San Pablo Cultural Center
Hidalgo, Antiguo Callejón de San Pablo

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Wednesday June 18  Free
Music: Chamber Orchestra of the Bellas Artes (UABJO)

Escuela de Bellas Artes UABJO
Morelos & Plaza de la Danza

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Thursday June 19  8:00pm Free
Music: Chamber Orchestra of the Bellas Artes (UABJO)

Biblioteca Henestrosa at the Casa de la Cuidad
Porfirio Díaz & Morelos

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Friday June 20  8:00pm Free
Music: Chamber Orchestra of the Bellas Artes (UABJO)

San Pablo Cultural Center
Hidalgo, Antiguo Callejón de San Pablo

Sunday July 20 
Mezcal Fair

Llano Park
Oaxaca Center
Through to the 30th

Friday August 08  7:00pm
Music: Aracely Arámbula, Gabriel Soto & Jessica Coch

Teatro Álvaro Carrillo
Calzada Madero & Av. Technologico
Purchase tickets in advance at Murguía 101, info at 501-1282
Click here for more information

Margie's Pick

Saturday October 04 
Movie: Oaxaca Filmfest 5



Through October 11
Click here for more information

Friday October 17 
Encounter with Mezoamerican Textiles




Click here for more information

Sunday October 26 
Mexican Daylight Savings Time Ends




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Monday October 27 
5 Day Poetry Conference




Click here for more information

Festivals & Holidays


I do my best to be accurate but festival dates are subject to change from year to year.


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Free
Dance of the Old Men

Teotitlan del Valle



Click here for Norma Hawthorne's blog about this event


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Free
Dance of the Old Men

Teotitlan del Valle



Click here for Norma Hawthorne's blog about this event






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Margie's Pick


Guelaguetza

Guelaguetza Stadium
Oaxaca

Another performance at 5 pm. Presentation of the traditional dances of the villages of Oaxaca danced by delegations from each village. There is an alternate Guelaguetza and other events during this period.

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Margie's Pick


Guelaguetza

Guelaguetza Stadium
Oaxaca

Another performance at 5 pm. Presentation of the traditional dances of the villages of Oaxaca danced by delegations from each village. There is an alternate Guelaguetza and other events during this period.


Margie's Pick


Ceremony: The Blessing of the Animals

Merced Church
Oaxaca Center

Animals and their human keepers are there to celebrate the feast day of San Ramón de Nonato, patron saint of women in labor, persons falsely accused and keeper of animals.


Ceremony: El Señor de la Navidad


Teotitlan del Valle

Through to Septenber 9th.


Ceremony: El Grito de Dolores

Zócalo
Oaxaca

The governor of Oaxaca shouts the traditional ‘grito’ from the balcony of the Governor’s palace in commemoration of Independence Day. Massive fireworks follow. No alcohol is sold so the crowd is very family friendly.


Holiday: Independence Day


Mexico

Parades


Margie's Pick






The Virgin of the Rosary

Santo Tómas Church
Xochimilco, Oaxaca

Procession and then fireworks with a huge castillo.

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Procession: The Virgin of the Rosary

Church of San Tomás
Xochimilco, Oaxaca

After mass a procession of estandartes (large red velvet banners covered with silver ornaments) and then fireworks including a castillo (tower)



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Procession of Offerings - Palm Sunday

begins at the cemetery and goes to the church
San Antonino Castillo Velasco (near Ocotlan)

An opulent procession of offerings and a reenactment of Christ’s entry into Jerusalem – Also many processions including on leaving from the Santo Domingo Church at 9 am and another leaving from the Templo de San Francisco at 10 am. In front of all churches in the city and village look for woven crosses and other ornaments made of palm being sold.


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Procession of Silence

Alcalá and Garcia Vigil
Oaxaca

Moving procession of crosses and full sized devotional figures