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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    

Oaxaca Spanish Magic
A Spanish language school where you will discover the magic and joy of learning Spanish in a personalized setting.
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.
Amigos Del Sol

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

We offer individual attention in classes of 3 or fewer.
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
MEZCAL
Educational Excursions

Visit Oaxaca's quaint distilleries and learn about mezcal and pulque with skilled professional
Alvin Starkman.
Day of the Dead
Photo Workshop Tour


Oct. 27-Nov. 4, 2014

Oaxaca Cultural Navigator

More Workshops, Too!
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 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
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


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

518 Colon

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

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! The season is April to August.

Niños Heroes and Vasconcelos
Click here for the schedule of games

Book Salon
3rd Thursday of the month at 11 am Free
Oaxaca Lending Library

Different topic each month. November: Hollywood in the 40s (a little before and a little after); December: Mysteries with a sense of place; Jan.: The Mexican American Experience; Feb.: Islamic Women

Pino Suárez 519
Click here for more information and reading lists

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

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

Pino Suarez 519

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.


Düdxa Tubi Tianguis
Sundays starting at 11 am Free
MUFI - the Stamp Museum

Market for locally made goods

Reforma 504

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 Oaxaca Garden Club is dedicated to: learning, sharing and education 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.


Click here for the Facebook page

Hiking
Weekly - Tuesday & Friday 9 am - November thru March Minimal cost for transportation
Oaxaca Lending Library

“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 Oaxaca Lending Library is the rendezvous point for all of the weekly hikes. All information and a full schedule of hikes is on the Hoofing In Oaxaca website. REservations required.

Pino Suárez 519
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
Mondays at 11 am (starts Nov. 10) Free
Oaxaca Lending Library

Presented by a full-time resident and member of library. They will answer questions and give their perspective on what's it's like to live in Oaxaca.

Pino Suárez 519

New Book Talk
1st Thursday of the Month at 11 am Free
Oaxaca Lending Library

Come see what’s new and exciting in the collection and share what you have been reading lately.

Pino Suárez 519

Oaxaca is More Beautiful on a Bicycle
Weekly - Wednesday and Friday - 9 to 10:30 pm; Sunday at 9 am Free
Meet in front of Santo Domingo Church

The Sunday morning ride is to Tule. 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!

M.Alcalá

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

In the Sala Juárez on the second floor

Morelos next to the Plaza de la Danza

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

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!

Pino Suárez 519

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

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.

Av. Juárez 909

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


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


Friday October 31  Free
Monumental Sand Tapestries

Plaza de la Danza
next to the Soledad Church on Morales
All Day and thru the 2nd of November

Margie's Pick

Friday October 31  Free
Exhibition of Muertos Altars from the various regions of Oaxaca

San Pablo Cultural Center
Hidalgo 907, Antiguo Callejón de San Pablo
All day and thru the 2nd of November

Friday October 31  1:00pm Free
Lecture: Gabo periodista y su Foundación

Museum of Contemporary Art (MACO)
M. Alcalá 202
International Book Fair of Oaxaca - Jaime Abello Banfi (Director General del al Fundación Gabriel García Márquez de Nuevo Periodismo Iberoamericano) y Jorge F. Hernández
Click here for more information

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Friday October 31  6:00pm Free
Poetry Reading: All Participants & Faculty read one poem each

Hub Oaxaca
Quintana Roo 211
Public part of the US Poets in Mexico Conference
Click here for more information

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Margie's Pick

Friday October 31  6:00pm Free
Comparsa (costume parade)

M. Alcalá (Andador Touristica)


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Friday October 31  7:00pm Free
Book Presentation: Formas de Ver el Mundo

IAGO- Graphic Arts Institute
M. Alcalá 507

Friday October 31  7:00pm Free
Movie: El vueldo de cangrejo


M. Alcalá 202
International Book Fair of Oaxaca - Jaime Abello Banfi (Director General del al Fundación Gabriel García Márquez de Nuevo Periodismo Iberoamericano) y Jorge F. Hernández
Click here for more information

Friday October 31  7:00pm Free
Movie: El vueldo de cangrejo

Café Brújula - Centro Cultural el Venadito
Panorámica del Fortín 530
International Book Fair of Oaxaca -Cycle of Columbian filma
Click here for more information

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Friday October 31  7:00pm Free
Movie: Mutantes : Punk Porn Feminism

Museum of Contemporary Art (MACO)
M. Alcalá 202

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Friday October 31  7:00pm Free
Art Opening: Madriguera III

Taller Tamayo
Av. Juárez 514

Friday October 31  7:30pm $300 pesos
Bus Tour to Cemeteries - Xoxo & Atzompa

leaves from the Oaxaca Lending Library
Pino Suárez 519
Must sign up and pay in advance - Board tour buses/vans for a visit to the cemeteries in Xoxocotlan and Atzompa. Observe the vigils going on there on this “All Hallows Eve.” While almost every town and village in Mexico marks the “Day of the Dead,” few do it with the exuberance found in Xoxocotlan. We will visit XOXO first, then proceed to the hillside panteon in Atzompa where a similar but more restrained observance takes place.

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Friday October 31  8:00pm $50 pesos
Theater: La pasión de Elpidio

Teatro Juárez
Av. Juárez at LLano Park

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Margie's Pick

Friday October 31  8:00pm Free
Illumination of 2,355 Niches

Panteón de San Miguel
Vasconcelos & Refugio
until midnight

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Friday October 31  8:00pm Free
Music: Concierto Insturmenta

Panteón de San Miguel
Vasconcelos & Refugio

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Friday October 31  8:00pm Free
Music: Concert of Music by Deceased Oaxacans

Jardín del Pañuelito
5 de Mayo & Consitiucion

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Friday October 31  8:00pm Free
Art Opening: Arañando el olvido

Nueva Babel
Porfirio Díaz 224

Margie's Pick

Friday October 31  8:00pm Free
Video Illumination of Santo Domingo Church

M. Alcalá (Andador Touristica) and Constitución

Every hour until midnight

Margie's Pick

Friday October 31  8:30pm Free
Video Illumination of Soledad Church

Independencia west of the zócalo

Every half hour until 12:30

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Friday October 31  10:00pm Free
Music: Molcajete

Nueva Babel
Porfirio Díaz 224

Saturday November 01  Free
Lecture: International Book Fair Oaxaca 2014

various locations and times


Click here for the complete program

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Friday October 31  12:00pm Free
Music: Gustavo Delgado Parra, organ

Santo domingo Yanhuitaln
Yanhuitlan
22nd International Festival of Baroque Organ

Saturday November 01  Free
Monumental Sand Tapestries

Plaza de la Danza
next to the Soledad Church on Morales
All day and thru the 2nd of November

Margie's Pick

Saturday November 01  Free
Exhibition of Muertos Altars from the various regions of Oaxaca

San Pablo Cultural Center
Hidalgo 907, Antiguo Callejón de San Pablo
All day and thru the 2nd of November

Saturday November 01  2:00pm Free
Cemetery Walking tour to Panteon General

leaves from the Oaxaca Lending Library
Pino Suárez 519
Must sign up and pay in advance - Gather at the Library at 2:00 PM and walk (approximately 12 blocks) to Oaxaca’s principal cemetery to see the graves decorated for the “Day of the Dead.” The tour will include notes about the history of the panteon and those who are buried there.

Saturday November 01  4:00pm Free
Lecture: Politica de ungencia para cuidadnos by Fernando Savater

Teatro Macadonio Alcalá
Independencia & 5 de Mayo
International Book Fair Oaxaca 2014
Click here for more information

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Margie's Pick

Saturday November 01  5:00pm Free
Art Opening: Una Línea de Polval

La Curtiduria
5 de Mayo 307, Jalatlaco

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Margie's Pick

Saturday November 01  7:00pm Free
Art Opening: Una Línea de Polval

Taller Espacio Alternativo
Porfirio Díaz 413

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Saturday November 01  7:00pm Free
Movie: Two: The Story of Roman & Nyro

Museum of Contemporary Art (MACO)
M. Alcalá 202

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Saturday November 01  7:45pm Free
Music: José Martin Panting

Parroquia de la Axunción
Tlaxiaco
22nd International Festival of Baroque Organ

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Margie's Pick

Saturday November 01  8:00pm Free
4th Comparsa de Catrinas

Front of the Santo Domingo Church
M. Alcalá & Constitución
There are cash prizes for the best costumes so bring your cameras!

Margie's Pick

Saturday November 01  8:00pm Free
Comparsa "La Cuadra"

streets of Jalatlaco

One of many costume parades celebrating Dia de Muertos - but one of the best. Listen for the band.

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Saturday November 01  8:00pm Free
Music: Agustin Peñuela Cortés

Basilica de la Soledad
Independencia west of the zócalo
22nd International Festival of Baroque Organ

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Margie's Pick

Saturday November 01  8:00pm Free
Illumination of 2,355 Niches

Panteón de San Miguel
Vasconcelos & Refugio
until midnight

Margie's Pick

Saturday November 01  8:00pm Free
Video Illumination of Santo Domingo Church

M. Alcalá (Andador Touristica) and Constitución

Every hour until midnight

Margie's Pick

Saturday November 01  8:30pm Free
Video Illumination of Soledad Church

Independencia west of the zócalo

Every half hour until 12:30

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Saturday November 01  10:30pm Free
Music: La Bande - Son Imaginaire

Nueva Babel
Porfirio Díaz 224

Saturday November 01  12:00pm Free
Opening of the d34th International Book Fair, Oaxaca 2014 - Homage to Gabriel Barcía Márquez & Álvaro Mutis

Teatro Macadonio Alcalá
Independencia & 5 de Mayo

Click here for more information

Saturday November 01  12:00pm Free
Theater group "LAADÚ"

Foro FILO
Alameda de Leon, zócalo

Click here for more information

Saturday November 01  12:00pm Free
Lecture: Politica de ungencia para cuidadnos by Fernando Savater

Teatro Macadonio Alcalá
Independencia & 5 de Mayo
International Book Fair Oaxaca 2014
Click here for more information

Sunday November 02  Free
Lecture: International Book Fair Oaxaca 2014

various locations and times


Click here for the complete program

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Saturday November 01  12:00pm Free
Music: Ursula Teresia Wegela (Austria)

Santo domingo Yanhuitaln
Yanhuitlan
22nd International Festival of Baroque Organ

Sunday November 02  Free
Monumental Sand Tapestries

Plaza de la Danza
next to the Soledad Church on Morales
All day and thru the 2nd of November

Margie's Pick

Sunday November 02  Free
Exhibition of Muertos Altars from the various regions of Oaxaca

San Pablo Cultural Center
Hidalgo 907, Antiguo Callejón de San Pablo
All day and thru the 2nd of November

Saturday November 01  12:00pm
Music: Bizet’s Carmen

Teatro Macadonio Alcalá
Independencia & 5 de Mayo
CANCELLED - WILL BE SHOWN JANAURY 10th - New York Metropolitan Opera in High Definition: Richard Eyre’s mesmerizing production of Bizet’s steamy melodrama returns with mezzo-soprano Anita Rachvelishvili singing her signature role of the ill-fated gypsy temptress. Aleksandrs Antonenko plays her desperate lover, the soldier Don José, and Ildar Abdrazakov is the swaggering bullfighter, Escamillo, who comes between them. Pablo Heras-Casado conducts the irresistible score, which features one beloved and instantly recognizable melody after another.
Click here for more information

Sunday November 02  7:00pm Free unless transportation is provided
Visit to Cemetery in San Felipe del Agua

leaves from the Oaxaca Lending Library
Pino Suárez 519
Sign up in advance - Visit this charming old and local cemetery in a nearby suburb of Oaxaca Centro guided by Larry Ginzkey and friends.

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Sunday November 02  7:00pm Free
Movie: Programa de Cortos Internacionales 2

Museum of Contemporary Art (MACO)
M. Alcalá 202

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Sunday November 02  8:00pm Free
Music: Young Oaxacan Organists

Basilica de la Soledad
Independencia west of the zócalo
22nd International Festival of Baroque Organ

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Margie's Pick

Sunday November 02  8:00pm Free
Illumination of 2,355 Niches

Panteón de San Miguel
Vasconcelos & Refugio
until midnight

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Sunday November 02  8:00pm Free
Music: Acustic Concert "Fabulas"

Jardín del Pañuelito
5 de Mayo & Consitiucion

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Sunday November 02  10:00pm $100 pesos minimum
Music: El Mostruerzo

Nueva Babel
Porfirio Díaz 224

Monday November 03  Free
Lecture: International Book Fair Oaxaca 2014

various locations and times


Click here for the complete program

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Sunday November 02  12:00pm Free
Music: Felipe Adrián Rojero Herrera

Santo Domingo Yanhuitaln
Yanhuitlan
22nd International Festival of Baroque Organ

Monday November 03  1:00pm $$250 pesos plus cost of lunch
Bus Tour to San Antonino Cemetery with Lunch

leaves from the Oaxaca Lending Library
Pino Suárez 519
Sign up in advance - We will visit the charming pueblo of San Antonino where many of the flowers that are sold during Muertos season are grown. The village is also known for its tepetes made from flowers…a great photo opportunity. This tour will include a visit to Jacobo and Maria Angeles’ Feria de Muertos and comida at their lovely restaurant Azucena Zapoteco in San Martin Tilcajete.

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Monday November 03  7:00pm Free
Movie: Brief History of Columbian Cinema & movie Garras de Oro

Biblioteca Henestrosa
Porfirio Díaz & Morelos

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Monday November 03  7:00pm Free
Movie: Teatro Penitenciario - Libertad de la Sombra

Museum of Contemporary Art (MACO)
M. Alcalá 202

Tuesday November 04  Free
Lecture: International Book Fair Oaxaca 2014

various locations and times


Click here for the complete program

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Tuesday November 04  7:00pm Free
Movie: Lecture and then 4 short films

Biblioteca Henestrosa
Porfirio Díaz & Morelos
Cycle of Columbian Films

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Tuesday November 04  7:00pm Free
Movie: El Albergue

Museum of Contemporary Art (MACO)
M. Alcalá 202

Wednesday November 05  Free
Lecture: International Book Fair Oaxaca 2014

various locations and times


Click here for the complete program

Wednesday November 05  4:00pm $130 pesos, $100 pesos for library members
Workshop: Cartooning and the Graphic Novel by Steve Lafler

Oaxaca Lending Library
Pino Suárez 519
This is a hands on workshop, with attendees bringing paper, pencil, eraser and drawing pen. Steve will have a supply of these items on hands too, as needed. Areas covered include: • Character design, visual and personality traits. • Plot/theme/story arc. • Writing dialog. • Drawing techniques and tools. • Page layout: Graphic narrative technique. Examples will be given in each area, with exercises after each. The workshop runs 90 minutes, the second half being a free draw with attendees creating a comic page under Steve's advice. Goes to 5:30 pm. Sign up in advance at the library.

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Wednesday November 05  6:00pm Free
Poetry Reading: Ángel Morales & Victor Amando Cruz Chávez

IAGO- Graphic Arts Institute
M. Alcalá 507

Margie's Pick

Wednesday November 05  6:30pm Free
Music: Chamber Orchestra of Escuela de Belles Artes UABJO

Escuela de Belles Artes
next to the Plaza de la Danza on Morelos

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Wednesday November 05  7:00pm Free
Movie: La Gente de la universal

Biblioteca Henestrosa
Porfirio Díaz & Morelos
Cycle of Columbian Films
Click here for more information

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Wednesday November 05  7:00pm Free
Movie: Alien Was Wir Wollen

Museum of Contemporary Art (MACO)
M. Alcalá 202

Thursday November 06  Free
Lecture: International Book Fair Oaxaca 2014

various locations and times


Click here for the complete program

Thursday November 06  4:00pm $1,500 pesos
Month-long Workshop: Intermediate Photography

Bravo Photography Center
M. Bravo & García Vigil
Every Thursday and Friday thru Dec. 5 from 4 to 7 pm

Thursday November 06  5:00pm Free
Music: Organ Concert

Santo Domingo Church
M. Alcalá & Constitución
Instrumenta 2014
Click here for more information

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Thursday November 06  6:00pm $100, 800
Theater: Cats

Teatro Avaro Carrillo
Calzada Madero at Av. Technológico
Tickets at Ahorro (Llano Park, Niños Heroes at the ADO & Hidalgo near the zocalo)

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Thursday November 06  7:00pm Free
Movie: Kuma Hima, A Hawaiian Model for Gender Model

Museum of Contemporary Art (MACO)
M. Alcalá 202

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Margie's Pick

Thursday November 06  8:00pm Free
Music: Chamber Orchestra of Escuela de Belles Artes UABJO

Biblioteca Henestrosa
Porfirio Díaz & Morelos

Friday November 07  Free
Lecture: International Book Fair Oaxaca 2014

various locations and times


Click here for the complete program

Friday November 07  5:00pm Free
Music: Organ Concert

San Jerónimo Church
Tlacochahuya
Instrumenta 2014
Click here for more information

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Friday November 07  7:00pm Free
Book presentation: Más allá del feminismo: caminos para andar

La Jicara
Porfirio Díaz 1105

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Friday November 07  7:00pm Free
Movie: Atempa - Sueños a Orilla a del Rio

Museum of Contemporary Art (MACO)
M. Alcalá 202

Saturday November 08  Free
Lecture: International Book Fair Oaxaca 2014

various locations and times


Click here for the complete program

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Saturday November 08  4:00pm Free
Music: Ofelía Gómez Castellanos

Basilica de la Soledad
Independencia west of the zócalo
22nd International Festival of Baroque Organ

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Saturday November 08  4:00pm $50 pesos in Central, less elsewhere
Baseball: Home Run Derby and exhibition game between the Big Leagers

Vascconselos Stadium
Vasconcelos & Niños Heroes

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Saturday November 08  7:00pm Free
Movie: El Cañaveral

Museum of Contemporary Art (MACO)
M. Alcalá 202

Saturday November 08  10:00pm Free
Music: The Exis present an evening of Beatles songs

Funky Cat
Belisario Domínguez 1001, Colonia Las Flores

Saturday November 08  12:00pm Free
Music: Organ Concert

Sto Domingo Church
Yanhuitlan
Instrumenta 2014
Click here for more information

Sunday November 09  Free
Lecture: International Book Fair Oaxaca 2014

various locations and times


Click here for the complete program

Sunday November 09  4:00pm $60 pesos at the purple door
Music: Blues, Soul and Rock 'n Roll

Casa Colonial
Miguel Negrete 105

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Sunday November 09  7:00pm Free
Movie: Tuntey o el Rumor del las Piedras

Museum of Contemporary Art (MACO)
M. Alcalá 202

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Sunday November 09  12:00pm Free
Music: Ofelía Gómez Castellanos

Santo Domingo Yanhuitaln
Yanhuitlan
22nd International Festival of Baroque Organ

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Sunday November 09  12:00pm Free
Music: Gustavo Delgado Parra

San Jerónimo Church
Tlacochahuya
22nd International Festival of Baroque Organ

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Monday November 10  10:00am $350 pesos
5 Day Workshop: Backstrap Weaving

Textile Museum
Hidalgo 907, Antiguo Callejón de San Pablo
limited to 5 people.

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Wednesday November 12  9:00am
Instrumenta Oaxaca



Through to the 23rd
Click here for more information

Wednesday November 12  5:00pm $130 pesos, $100 pesos for library members
Lecture: Trains, Trams, Villa and the Mexican Revolution by Alan Goodin

Oaxaca Lending Library
Pino Suárez 519
See and hear about the trains, trams and tracks of Oaxaca as well as how the notorious bandit and unarguably the most successful Mexican General Pancho Villa changed U.S. and Mexican history forever. Based on “true stories”, factual myths, numerous legends and some of Villa´s own propaganda.

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Wednesday November 12  6:00pm Free
Poetry Reading: Charly A. Secas & Ramiro Pablo Velasco

IAGO- Graphic Arts Institute
M. Alcalá 507

Wednesday November 12  8:00pm Free
Music: Pushing the Limits - Belgian Brass

Teatro Macadonio Alcalá
Independencia & 5 de Mayo
Instrumenta 2014
Click here for more information

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Thursday November 13  8:00pm Free
Music: Rythm & Texture - Brodsky Quartet

Teatro Macadonio Alcalá
Independencia & 5 de Mayo
Instrumenta 2014
Click here for more information

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Friday November 14  8:00pm Free
Music: Resonances nocturnal

Teatro Macadonio Alcalá
Independencia & 5 de Mayo
Instrumenta 2014 - chamber music with guitar and flute with the Brodsky Quartet
Click here for more information

Saturday November 15  5:30pm Free
Music: Brodsky Quartet plus organ

Church of Tlacalula

Instrumenta 2014
Click here for more information

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Saturday November 15  12:00pm Free
Music: Espacio Experomental

Teatro Macadonio Alcalá
Independencia & 5 de Mayo
Instrumenta 2014
Click here for more information

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Sunday November 16  6:00pm Free
Music: Shostakovich #1 - Brodsky Quartet

Museum of Contemporary Art (MACO)
Macedonio Alcalá 202
Instrumenta 2014
Click here for more information

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Sunday November 16  12:00pm Free
Music: Celebracion Iberoamerica (trumpet, trombone & piano)

CaSa - San Agustin Art Center
Vista Hermosa, San Agustin Etla
Instrumenta 2014
Click here for more information

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Monday November 17  6:00pm Free
Music: Students of Instrumenta

Andador Touristica - M. Alcalá

Instrumenta 2014
Click here for more information

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Monday November 17  8:00pm Free
Music: Discovering Bolling - Jazz

Teatro Macadonio Alcalá
Independencia & 5 de Mayo
Instrumenta 2014
Click here for more information

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Monday November 17  8:00pm Free
Music: Shostakovich #2

Museum of Contemporary Art (MACO)
M. Alcalá 202
Instrumenta 2014
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Wednesday November 19  4:00pm $1,500 pesos
Month-long Workshop: Basic Photography

Bravo Photography Center
M. Bravo & García Vigil
Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday until 10 December from 4 to 7 pm

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Wednesday November 19  6:00pm Free
Book Reading: Enrique Arnaud & Alejandro Guzmán

IAGO- Graphic Arts Institute
M. Alcalá 507

Margie's Pick

Thursday November 20  8:00pm Free
Music: Cuarteto Juárez (string quartet)

Biblioteca Henestrosa
Porfirio Díaz & Morelos

Saturday November 22  12:00pm
Music: Rossini’s Il Barbiere di Siviglia

Teatro Macadonio Alcalá
Independencia & 5 de Mayo
New York Metropolitan Opera in High Definition: The Met’s effervescent production of Rossini’s classic comedy—featuring some of the most instantly recognizable melodies in all of opera—stars Isabel Leonard as the feisty Rosina, Lawrence Brownlee as her conspiring flame, and Christopher Maltman as the endlessly resourceful and charming barber, himself. Michele Mariotti conducts the vivid and tuneful score.
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Monday November 24  10:00am $350 pesos
5 Day Workshop: Backstrap Weaving

Textile Museum
Hidalgo 907, Antiguo Callejón de San Pablo
limited to 5 people.

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Wednesday November 26  6:00pm Free
Poetry Reading: Efraín Belasco Sosa & Oscar Sandoval

IAGO- Graphic Arts Institute
M. Alcalá 507

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Friday November 28 
Food Festival: El Saber del Sabor

various restaurants

goes to December 2nd

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Friday November 28  $300 pesos
Inaugural Dinner of El Saber del Sabor

Plaza de la Danza
next to the Soledad Church on Morales
See poster for where to get tickets

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Monday December 01  6:00pm Free
Book Reading: Didier López & Guilermo Santos

IAGO- Graphic Arts Institute
M. Alcalá 507

Saturday December 13  11:00am
Music: Wagner’s Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg

Teatro Macadonio Alcalá
Independencia & 5 de Mayo
New York Metropolitan Opera in High Definition: James Levine returns to one of his signature Wagner works conducting this epic comedy—back at the Met for the first time in eight years—about a group of Renaissance “master singers” whose song contest unites a city. Johan Reuter, Johan Botha, and Annette Dasch lead the superb international cast in this charming and magisterial celebration of the power of music and art.
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Saturday January 10  11:00am
Music: Bizet’s Carmen

Teatro Macadonio Alcalá
Independencia & 5 de Mayo
New York Metropolitan Opera in High Definition: Richard Eyre’s mesmerizing production of Bizet’s steamy melodrama returns with mezzo-soprano Anita Rachvelishvili singing her signature role of the ill-fated gypsy temptress. Aleksandrs Antonenko plays her desperate lover, the soldier Don José, and Ildar Abdrazakov is the swaggering bullfighter, Escamillo, who comes between them. Pablo Heras-Casado conducts the irresistible score, which features one beloved and instantly recognizable melody after another.
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Saturday January 17  12:00pm
Music: Lehár’s The Merry Widow—New Production

Teatro Macadonio Alcalá
Independencia & 5 de Mayo
New York Metropolitan Opera in High Definition: The great Renée Fleming stars as the beguiling femme fatale who captivates all Paris in Lehár’s enchanting operetta, seen in a new staging by Broadway virtuoso director and choreographer Susan Stroman (The Producers, Oklahoma!, Contact). Stroman and her design team of Julian Crouch (Satyagraha, The Enchanted Island) and costume designer William Ivey Long (Cinderella, Grey Gardens, Hairspray) have created an art-nouveau setting that climaxes with singing and dancing grisettes at the legendary Maxim’s. Nathan Gunn co-stars as Danilo and Kelli O’Hara is Valencienne. Andrew Davis conducts.
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Saturday January 31  12:00pm
Music: Offenbach's Les Contes d'Hoffmann

Teatro Macadonio Alcalá
Independencia & 5 de Mayo
New York Metropolitan Opera in High Definition: The magnetic tenor Vittorio Grigolo takes on the tortured poet and unwitting adventurer of the title of Offenbach’s operatic masterpiece, in the Met’s wild, kaleidoscopic production. Hibla Gerzmava, Erin Morley, and Christine Rice sing the three heroines—each an idealized embodiment of some aspect of Hoffmann’s desire. Thomas Hampson portrays the shadowy Four Villains, and Yves Abel conducts the sparkling score.
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Saturday February 14  11:30am
Music: Tchaikovsky’s Iolanta / Bartok's Bluebeard's Castle—New Production

Teatro Macadonio Alcalá
Independencia & 5 de Mayo
New York Metropolitan Opera in High Definition: On the heels of her triumphant Met performances in Eugene Onegin, soprano Anna Netrebko takes on another Tchaikovsky heroine in the first opera of this intriguing double bill, consisting of an enchanting fairy tale (Iolanta) followed by an erotic psychological thriller (Duke Bluebeard’s Castle). Netrebko stars as the beautiful blind girl who experiences love for the first time in Iolanta, while Nadja Michael is the unwitting victim of the diabolical Bluebeard, played by Mikhail Petrenko. Both operas are directed by Mariusz Trelinski, who was inspired by classic noir films of the 1940s. Iolanta also stars Piotr Beczala, and Valery Gergiev conducts both operas.
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Saturday March 14  12:00pm
Music: Rossini’s La Donna del Lago—Met Premiere

Teatro Macadonio Alcalá
Independencia & 5 de Mayo
New York Metropolitan Opera in High Definition:Bel canto superstars Joyce DiDonato and Juan Diego Flórez join forces for this Rossini showcase of vocal virtuosity, set in the medieval Scottish highlands and based on a beloved novel by Sir Walter Scott. DiDonato is the “lady of the lake” of the title, and Flórez is the king who relentlessly pursues her, their vocal fireworks embellishing the romantic plot in this Met premiere production conducted by Michele Mariotti.
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Saturday April 25  11:30am
Music: Mascagni’s Cavalleria Rusticana / Leoncavallo's Pagliacci—New Production

Teatro Macadonio Alcalá
Independencia & 5 de Mayo
New York Metropolitan Opera in High Definition:Opera’s most enduring tragic double bill returns in an evocative new production from Sir David McVicar, who sets the action across two time periods but in the same Sicilian village. Marcelo Álvarez rises to the challenge of playing the dual tenor roles of Turiddu in Cavalleria Rusticana and Canio in Pagliacci. Rae Smith (War Horse) has designed the moodily atmospheric 1900 village square setting of Cavalleria, which transforms to a 1948 truck stop for the doomed vaudeville troupe of Pagliacci. Eva-Maria Westbroek (Cav) and Patricia Racette (Pag) sing the unlucky heroines, and Met Principal Conductor Fabio Luisi is on the podium.
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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
Festival: Witches’ Tuesday
Zocaló
Xoxocotlán

Every Tuesday during Lent the people of Xoxocotlán celebrate the miracle of witches bringing food and light during the building of their church. In the central plaza, lit only by oil lamps, enjoy eating tamales and drinking atole. Live entertainment.

Free
Ceremony: Paseos de los Veirnes de Cuaresma
Llano Park
Oaxaca

Students accompanied by a band or Tuna give flowers to their favorites. She with the most flowers is declared queen. A longtime Oaxacan tradition of unknown origin.

Free
Ceremony: Paseos de los Veirnes de Cuaresma
Llano Park
Oaxaca

Students accompanied by a band or Tuna give flowers to their favorites. She with the most flowers is declared queen. A longtime Oaxacan tradition of unknown origin.




Free
Ceremony: Paseos de los Veirnes de Cuaresma
Llano Park
Oaxaca

Students accompanied by a band or Tuna give flowers to their favorites. She with the most flowers is declared queen. A longtime Oaxacan tradition of unknown origin.

Margie's Pick


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




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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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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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Ceremony: The Blessing of the Animals
Merced Church
Independencia & Miguel Doblado

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. Expect to see many pets in costumes.

Free
Witches’ Tuesday
Zócalo
Xoxocotlán

Every Tuesday during Lent the people of Xoxocotlán celebrate the miracle of witches bringing food and light during the building of their church. In the central plaza, lit only by oil lamps, enjoy eating tamales and drinking atole. Live entertainment.