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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


Book Salon
Monthly - Third Thursday - 11 am Free
Oaxaca Lending Library
Pino Suárez 519


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


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


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


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


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


Garden Club
Monthly - 1st Wednesday Free



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


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


Introduction of Oaxaca by Stan Gotleib
Monday at 10 am Free
Restaurant Santo Sabor
Murguía 508
Click here for more information about Stan


New Book Talk
Monthly - First Thursday - 11 am Free
Oaxaca Lending Library
Pino Suárez 519


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


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


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


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


Sports: Guerreros de Oaxaca Baseball
Daily - - 7 weekdays; 5 weekends
Vasconcelos Stadium
Niños Heroes and Vasconcelos
Click here for more information


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


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


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

Upcoming Events


Wednesday April 16  7:00pm $80 pesos
Theater: Los parias de la modernidad

Teatro Juárez
Av. Juárez and LLano Park

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Wednesday April 16  7:00pm Free
Lecture: Becas Erasmus Mundus y Lernardo de Vinci

Biblioteca Henestrosa at the Casa de la Cuidad
Porfirio Díaz & Morelos
International Day of Art

Wednesday April 16  7:00pm Free
Choral Concert: Schola Cantorum Antequerensis

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

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Wednesday April 16  10:00pm Free
Music: Notrova - tapía & aristeo

Nueva Babel
Porfirio Díaz 224

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Thursday April 17  6:00pm Free
Art Opening: Fernando Armenghol

Zagache
5 de Mayo 412, interior #6

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Margie's Pick

Thursday April 17  8:00pm Free
Strolling Street concert: Tuna Real Universitaria

Santo Domingo Church
M. Alcalá & Constitución
Singing group in the Basque tradition complete with many varieties of guitars, capes, tambourines and castanets strolling on the Alcalá.

Thursday April 17  10:00pm Free
Music: The Exis present an evening of Beatles songs

Funky Cat
Belisario Domínguez 1001, Colonia Las Flores

Margie's Pick

Friday April 18  Free
Exhibit: Religious Items of Tibet

Museum of Oaxacan Painters (MUPO)
Independencia & García Vigil
Continues through the 27th of April

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Friday April 18  10:00am Free
ExpoVenta

San Pablo Cultural Center
Hidalgo 907, Antiguo Callejón de San Pablo
All Day, see poster for special activitites.

Friday April 18  8:00pm Free
Art Opening: Group Show

Ishuakara Casa Estudio
Cosijopi 208

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Margie's Pick

Friday April 18  8:00pm
Music-Poetry: Mexico City Blues (En Voz Alta y Bajo)

La Nueva Babel
Porfirio Díaz 224
En Voz Alta y Bajo perform excerpts from Jack Kerouac's 1959 book of poetry. Set to the music of Monk, Mingus, Coltrane and Davis. With guest vocalist Emilie-Claire Barlow

Friday April 18  9:00pm Free
Music: Sazán de María

Café Central
Hidalgo 302

Friday April 18  9:30pm Free
Music: Ornel Jímenez

Nueva Babel
Porfirio Díaz 224

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Saturday April 19 
Festival: Ice Cream, Mezcal & Good Food

Tlacolula


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Saturday April 19  10:00am Free
ExpoVenta

San Pablo Cultural Center
Hidalgo 907, Antiguo Callejón de San Pablo
All Day, see poster for special activitites.

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Saturday April 19  10:45am $100 pesos
Workshop: Journalism given by Juan Pablo Proal

Liberia Demetrio Vallera
La Noria 305
Call 951-188-0431 to sign up

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Saturday April 19  4:00pm $100 pesos
Book Paresentation: Voy a Morir by Juam Pablo Proal

Liberia Demetrio Vallera
La Noria 305

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Saturday April 19  6:00pm Free
Exhibit Opening: Ni pudor hombres bien vestidos no liviandad

Textile Museum
Hidalgo & Fiallo

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Saturday April 19  6:00pm Free
Exhibit Opening: Restauración de textiles

Textile Museum
Hidalgo & Fiallo

Saturday April 19  6:00pm Free
Art Opening: Un arbol que florece - textiles

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

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Margie's Pick

Saturday April 19  7:00pm Free
Music: Tuna Real Universitaria

Zócalo

Singing group in the Basque tradition complete with many varieties of guitars, capes, tambourines and castanets.

Saturday April 19  9:00pm Free
Music: Little Jesus

Café Central
Hidalgo 302

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Saturday April 19  9:30pm Free
Music: Meztli - folklore cumbia

Nueva Babel
Porfirio Díaz 224

Sunday April 20 
Easter Sunday




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Sunday April 20 
Festival: Ice Cream, Mezcal & Good Food

Tlacolula


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Sunday April 20  10:00am Free
ExpoVenta

San Pablo Cultural Center
Hidalgo 907, Antiguo Callejón de San Pablo
All Day, see poster for special activitites.

Monday April 21  4:00pm $1,300 pesos
5 Day Workshop: Construcción de cámaras estenopeicas by Citlalli González Ponce

Bravo Photography Center
M. Bravo & García Vigil

Click here for more information

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Monday April 21  9:00pm Free
Music: Musica Istmeña

Nueva Babel
Porfirio Díaz 224

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Wednesday April 23  $100 pesos per workshop
Workshops in Celebration of International Circus Day

Centro de Gestión Escénica Tierra Independiente
Av. Ferrocarrill #100, Colonia Granjas y Huertos Brenamiel, Munic. San Jacinto Amilpas
Workshops inAerials (Silks, Trapeze, Hoop); Poi (skills for manipulation of objects); Hula Hoop and Dance; Balancing and Inversions. See poster or call 951-240-3307 for more information.
Click here for a map showing the location

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Wednesday April 23  10:00pm Free
Music: Notrova - tapía & aristeo

Nueva Babel
Porfirio Díaz 224

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  7:00pm Free
Art Opening: Group Show

Ishuakara Casa Estudio
Cosijopi 208

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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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Margie's Pick

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

various


Click here for the schedule

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

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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

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

various


Click here for the schedule

Margie's Pick

Sunday April 27 
Ambulante Film Festival

many venues in Oaxaca

Continues to the 4th of May
Click here for more information

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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  7:00pm
Movie: Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer

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

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  7:00pm
Movie: Trances

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

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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  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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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

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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

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

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  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




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.



Recorrido de Concheros

Village of Zaachila


Traditional procession through the village with men blowing on conch shells.


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Renactment of the Last Supper

Teotitlan del Valle



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Free
Renactment of the Last Supper

Animas Trujano (near Xoxocotlan)



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Free
Renactment of the Crucifiction

In front of the church
Animas Trujano (near Xoxocotlan)

The morning is the judgement of Ponchas Pilate and the stations of the cross. Starting at 7 pm a procession of silence.

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Procession of Images of Jesus and Mary

Teotitlan del Valle




Procession of Silence

Alcalá and Garcia Vigil
Oaxaca

Moving procession of crosses and full sized devotional figures


Procession of the Virgin

Soledad Church
Independencia 6 blocks west of the zócalo

Will start later - maybe 9 - after a mass is celebrated.


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Carnival 2014

Teotitlan del Valle



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Carnival 2014

Teotitlan del Valle



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Carnival 2014

Teotitlan del Valle



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Carnival 2014

Teotitlan del Valle




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Carnival 2014

Teotitlan del Valle








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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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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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