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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.
Portrait Photography
Workshop


January 30-Feb 6

any camera, all levels welcome

Mention Oaxaca Calendar
for a 30% discount
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 - 1 to 4 pm Donation
eMax Learning Center

No partner necessary. Bridge lessons before starting at 12:15.

Hidalgo 104, Barrio Jalatlaco

Danzón with the Marimba Band
Weekly - Wednesday - 6:30pm Free
Now taking place on the Alcalá at Morelos

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.


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


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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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Wednesday November 26  7:00pm Free
Music: Canción para Omecihuatl by Valentina Ortiz

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

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Wednesday November 26  7:00pm Free
Documentary: Raíces de nuestra justicia

La Jicara
Porfirio Díaz 1105

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Wednesday November 26  7:30pm Free
Movie: Los Chebabs de Yarmouk

Biblioteca Henestrosa
Porfirio Díaz & Morelos
Cycle of French Documentaries
Click here for more information

Wednesday November 26  8:00pm $30 pesos
Movie: La oscuras primaveras

Teatro Macadonio Alcalá
Independencia & 5 de Mayo

Click here for more information

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Wednesday November 26  10:00pm Free
Music: Omar Alí

Nueva Babel
Porfirio Díaz 224

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Thursday November 27  7:00pm Free
Book Presentation: Élitros

Biblioteca Francisco de Burgoa
Santo Domingo Cultural Center, next to the Santo Domingo Church

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Thursday November 27  7:30pm Free
Movie: La voz del cuerpo

Museum of Contemporary Art (MACO)
M. Alcalá 202

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Thursday November 27  7:30pm Free
Movie: La LLave del Cuarto de Lavado

Biblioteca Henestrosa
Porfirio Díaz & Morelos
Cycle of French Documentaries
Click here for more information

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Thursday November 27  8:00pm $30 pesos
Movie: Charlie's Country

Teatro Macadonio Alcalá
Independencia & 5 de Mayo

Click here for more information

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Margie's Pick

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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Friday November 28 
Food Festival: El Saber del Sabor

various restaurants

goes to December 2nd - restaurants offer 6 course tasting menus for $1,500 pesos including paired wines, tax and tip created by celebrity chefs from Mexico and the US. Also mezcal tastings and other events.
Click here for more information

Friday November 28  10:00am $600 pesos
Oaxaca Pottery Tour

Innovando la Tradisión's Shop
Cruz de Piedra Plaza, Xoloti 206
Join the nonprofit, Innovando la Tradición, on a half day trip exploring the ancient pottery traditions of Oaxaca. A small group will visit the studio of a master potter and learn about the rich and complex heritage of pottery making in the Oaxaca area. The master potter will give a demonstration of traditional techniques and share their story. Participants will also have the opportunity to experiment with clay and make your own piece. By participating in this experience you are directly supporting the artisan you visit. The artisan will receive 50% of the cost of the tour to improve their workshop space, the other 50% is to cover operational costs.
Click here to reserve

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Friday November 28  11:00am Free
Sale: Textiles from Chiapas

El Diablo y la Sandia B&B
Libres 205
Goes from 11 to 6pm

Friday November 28  4:00pm Free
Music: Children's Opera- La muete pies ligeros

Teatro Macadonio Alcalá
Independencia & 5 de Mayo
Festval Eduardo Mata

Friday November 28  5:00pm
Music: Encuentro de Rondallas

Teatro Álvaro Carrillo
Calzada Madero at Av. Technológico
Romantic songs accompanied by guitar - Another show at 9 pm

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Friday November 28  6:00pm $30 pesos
Theater: La Dama Fantasma

Hub Oaxaca
Quintana Roo 211
Another show at 8 pm

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Friday November 28  7:00pm Free
Dance: students of a Dance Workshop

Teatro Macadonio Alcalá
Independencia & 5 de Mayo

Friday November 28  7:30pm Free
Lecture: About the Portugese composer Mendes de Jesús Nelson Daniel

IAGO- Graphic Arts Institute
M. Alcalá 507
Festval Eduardo Mata

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Friday November 28  8:00pm $30 pesos
Movie: Carmín Tropical

Teatro Macadonio Alcalá
Independencia & 5 de Mayo

Click here for more information

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Friday November 28  8:00pm Free
Theater: Luz

411 Espacio/Fotográfico
Boulevard Eduardo Vasconcelos 411

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Friday November 28  8:00pm Free
Music: Fret Jeffries and friends

La Jicara
Porfirio Díaz 1105

Saturday November 29  11:00am Free
Music: Children's Opera- La muerte pies ligeros

Teatro Macadonio Alcalá
Independencia & 5 de Mayo
duardo Mata Festval - another performance at 1 pm.

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Saturday November 29  11:00am Free
Sale: Textiles from Chiapas

El Diablo y la Sandia B&B
Libres 205
Goes from 11 to 6pm

Saturday November 29  6:00pm Free
Exhibit Opening: Grana - Añil - Caracol

Textile Museum
Hidalgo & Fiallo

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Saturday November 29  6:00pm $30 pesos
Theater: La Dama Fantasma

Hub Oaxaca
Quintana Roo 211
Another show at 8 pm

Saturday November 29  7:00pm Free
Music: Award Ceremony & Concert for the 1st Ibeoamerican Composition Contest with the Banda Sinfonica

Teatro Macadonio Alcalá
Independencia & 5 de Mayo
Eduardo Mata Festival

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Saturday November 29  8:00pm Free
Theater: Luz

411 Espacio/Fotográfico
Boulevard Eduardo Vasconcelos 411

Saturday November 29  10:00pm Free
Music: The Exis present an evening of Beatles songs

Funky Cat
Belisario Domínguez 1001, Colonia Las Flores

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Saturday November 29  12:00pm Free
Art Opening: Beatriz Russek

CaSa - San Agustin Art Center
Vista Hermosa, San Agustin Etla

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Sunday November 30  11:00am Free
Sale: Textiles from Chiapas

El Diablo y la Sandia B&B
Libres 205
Goes from 11 to 6pm

Sunday November 30  4:00pm $80 pesos at the purple door
Music: Blues, Soul and Rock 'n Roll from Job, Kazt, Bill & Dr. Z

Casa Colonial
Miguel Negrete 105

Sunday November 30  5:00pm Free
Music: Cello & Flute Duet

San Pablo Cultural Center
Hidalgo 907, Antiguo Callejón de San Pablo
Eduardo Mata Festival

Sunday November 30  12:00pm Free
Music: Música y Número

CaSa - San Agustin Art Center
Vista Hermosa, San Agustin Etla
Eduardo Mata Festival

Sunday November 30  12:00pm
Children's theater: Frozen

Teatro Álvaro Carrillo
Calzada Madero at Av. Technológico
Another show at 4 pm

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

IAGO- Graphic Arts Institute
M. Alcalá 507

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Monday December 01  10:00pm Free
Music: Rolas con Navarro

Nueva Babel
Porfirio Díaz 1105

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Tuesday December 02  7:30pm Free
Movie: Der Räuber

La Jicara
Porfirio Díaz 1105

Wednesday December 03  11:00am Free
Roundtable: Permaculture

Oaxaca Lending Library
Pino Suárez 519

Margie's Pick

Wednesday December 03  6:00pm Free
Music: Chamber Orchestra of Escuela de Belles Artes UABJO

Escuela de Belles Artes
next to the Plaza de la Danza on Morelos (start down the steps and the school is the second door on the left, the performance area is on the second floor)

Margie's Pick

Thursday December 04  8:00pm Free
Music: Chamber Orchestra of Escuela de Belles Artes UABJO

Biblioteca Henestrosa
Porfirio Díaz & Morelos

Margie's Pick

Friday December 05  8:00pm Free
Music: Chamber Orchestra of Escuela de Belles Artes UABJO

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

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Saturday December 06  10:00am
3 Day Workshoop: Batik

Textile Museum
Hidalgo & Fiallo
Three Saturdays from 10 to 2 pm - enroll in advance at the museum

Monday December 08  10:00am $600 pesos
Oaxaca Pottery Tour

Innovando la Tradisión's Shop
Cruz de Piedra Plaza, Xoloti 206
Join the nonprofit, Innovando la Tradición, on a half day trip exploring the ancient pottery traditions of Oaxaca. A small group will visit the studio of a master potter and learn about the rich and complex heritage of pottery making in the Oaxaca area. The master potter will give a demonstration of traditional techniques and share their story. Participants will also have the opportunity to experiment with clay and make your own piece. By participating in this experience you are directly supporting the artisan you visit. The artisan will receive 50% of the cost of the tour to improve their workshop space, the other 50% is to cover operational costs.
Click here for more to reserve

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Monday December 08  10:00pm Free
Music: Rolas con Navarro

Nueva Babel
Porfirio Díaz 1105

Tuesday December 09  10:00am $600 pesos
Oaxaca Pottery Tour

Innovando la Tradisión's Shop
Cruz de Piedra Plaza, Xoloti 206
Join the nonprofit, Innovando la Tradición, on a half day trip exploring the ancient pottery traditions of Oaxaca. A small group will visit the studio of a master potter and learn about the rich and complex heritage of pottery making in the Oaxaca area. The master potter will give a demonstration of traditional techniques and share their story. Participants will also have the opportunity to experiment with clay and make your own piece. By participating in this experience you are directly supporting the artisan you visit. The artisan will receive 50% of the cost of the tour to improve their workshop space, the other 50% is to cover operational costs.
Click here for more to reserve

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Tuesday December 09  7:30pm Free
Movie: Ácratas

La Jicara
Porfirio Díaz 1105

Friday December 12  10:00am Free with small fee for the Guadalupe form
Virgin Play Day

private home in San Andres Huayapam

A Women only pot luck event. The morning is spent creating Guadalupe forms with craft materials and then a pot luck lunch is shared. A convivial, creative and fun day now in its ninth? year. Hosted by Linda Hanna. Email her to respond and get directions linda@folkartfantasy.com

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.
Click here for more information

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Monday December 15  10:00am $400 pesos
5 Day Workshop: Creative Costume Design

Textile Museum
Hidalgo & Fiallo
Classes go from 10 to 3 pm. Enroll in advance at the museum

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Monday December 15  10:00pm Free
Music: Rolas con Navarro

Nueva Babel
Porfirio Díaz 1105

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Friday December 19  Free
Graphics Fair

Taller Espacio Alternativo
Porfirio Díaz 413
See poster for workshop information

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Friday December 19  11:00am Free
Printmaking Fair

Taller Espacio Alternativo
Porfirio Díaz 413
Hours 11 to 8pm

Margie's Pick

Friday December 19  5:00pm $150-200 pesos
Children's Theater: Christmas Stories

Teatro Macadonio Alcalá
Independencia & 5 de Mayo
Staring Mario Iván Martínez, a beloved Mexican performer. It's a kid;s show but charming. He's a gifted storyteller.

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Saturday December 20  Free
Graphics Fair

Taller Espacio Alternativo
Porfirio Díaz 413
See poster for workshop information

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Saturday December 20  11:00am Free
Printmaking Fair

Taller Espacio Alternativo
Porfirio Díaz 413
Hours 11 to 8pm

Sunday December 21  4:00pm $80 pesos at the purple door
Music: Blues, Soul and Rock 'n Roll from Job, Kazt, Bill & Dr. Z

Casa Colonial
Miguel Negrete 105

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Monday December 22  10:00pm Free
Music: Rolas con Navarro

Nueva Babel
Porfirio Díaz 1105

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Monday December 29  10:00pm Free
Music: Rolas con Navarro

Nueva Babel
Porfirio Díaz 1105

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.
Click here for more information

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.
Click here for more information

Tuesday January 20  10:00am $600 pesos
Oaxaca Pottery Tour

Innovando la Tradisión's Shop
Cruz de Piedra Plaza, Xoloti 206
Join the nonprofit, Innovando la Tradición, on a half day trip exploring the ancient pottery traditions of Oaxaca. A small group will visit the studio of a master potter and learn about the rich and complex heritage of pottery making in the Oaxaca area. The master potter will give a demonstration of traditional techniques and share their story. Participants will also have the opportunity to experiment with clay and make your own piece. By participating in this experience you are directly supporting the artisan you visit. The artisan will receive 50% of the cost of the tour to improve their workshop space, the other 50% is to cover operational costs.
Click here for more to reserve

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.
Click here for more information

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.
Click here for more information

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.
Click here for more information

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.
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
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.


Margie's Pick


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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.

Margie's Pick


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.