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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!

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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

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 - Friday 9 am - Free except for transportation costs, leaving from the Oaxaca Lendiing Library
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 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.

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 by Stan Gotleib
Monday at 10 am Free
Restaurant Santo Sabor

Stan Gotlieb, a 20-year resident, answers your questions. Information for tourists, newcomers, and residents.

Murguía 508
Click here for more information about Stan

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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Margie
Tuesday September 02  6:00pm Free
Discussion: History of Music

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

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Wednesday September 03  7:00pm Free
Art Opening: Sabino Guisu

Belber Jiménez Museum
Matamoros 307

Thursday September 04  1:00pm Free
Lecture: Educational and Cultural Exchange Opportunities for Oaxacans

Oaxaca Lending Library
Pino Suárez 519
Learn about a free advising program in Oaxaca called EducationUSA. One of over 400 advising centers worldwide supported by the US Dept of State, EducationUSA Oaxaca is dedicated to providing impartial, accurate and comprehensive information about educational and cultural exchange opportunities between the US and Oaxaca.
Click here for more information

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Thursday September 04  6:00pm Free
Movie: El Rey Gaila (The King Dances)

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

Click here for more information

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Thursday September 04  7:00pm Free
Poetry Reading

Biblioteca Henestrosa
Porfirio Díaz & Morelos

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Friday September 05  7:00pm Free
Art Opening: Rafael Toledo, Daniel Orozco & Painter Moreno

Gallery of the Law School of UABJO
Independencia & M. Alcalá

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Saturday September 06  7:30pm Free
Installation/Performance: Si Te Dan Una blusa Impresa

Biblioteca Henestrosa
Porfirio Díaz & Morelos

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Monday September 08  11:00am $70 pesos
Private Tour: Centro Fotográfico Manuel Álvarez Bravo

Bravo Photography Center
M. Bravo & García Vigil
Daniel Brena, director of the Centro Fotográfico Manuel Álvarez Bravo will lead a group tour of the current exhibitions. He will also talk about the exciting history of the museum. You must sign up and pay in advance at the Oaxaca Lending Library, Pino Suárez 519

Wednesday September 10  10:00am Free
Oaxaca Garden Club Meeting

Casa Pavo Real
San Jose la Noria
The Cahllenge of Gardening in Small Urban Spaces
Click here for more information

Margie's Pick

Tuesday September 23  5:00pm $60 pesos at the purple door
Music: Beatles and Blues in a Tropical Garden

Casa Colonial
Miguel Negrete 105
Kazt, Bill, AND DrZ with Job on harmonica

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Friday September 26  12:00pm Free
Lecture: Author Victor Villaseñor

Oaxaca Lending Library
Pino Suárez 519
Victor Villaseñor is a Mexican-American writer, best known for the New York Times bestseller novel Rain of Gold. His books are used in schools and college-level classes, and his children’s books teach life lessons for people of all ages. Villaseñor is an engaging speaker who focuses on universal themes as he shares his life experience and Mexican heritage through the spoken word.

Margie's Pick

Saturday October 04 
Movie: Oaxaca Filmfest 5



Through October 11
Click here for more information

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Friday October 17  9:00am
Conference: 1st Encounter with Mesoamerican Textiles

Textile Museum
Hidalgo & Fiallo
Irmgard Weitlaner Johnson

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Saturday October 18  9:00am
Conference: 1st Encounter with Mesoamerican Textiles

Textile Museum
Hidalgo & Fiallo
Irmgard Weitlaner Johnson

Sunday October 26 
Mexican Daylight Savings Time Ends




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Monday October 27  10:00 $10,000 pesos
Workshop: Basic Glassmaking

Xaquixe Studio
Magdalena Apasco Etla

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Monday October 27  7:30pm Free
Poetry Reading: Laure-Anne Bosselaar, Guadalupe Angela, Feliciano Sanchez Chan (Yucatan Mayan/Eng.) & Jonathan Harrington

Biblioteca Henestrosa
Porfirio Díaz & Morelos
Public part of the US Poets in Mexico Conference
Click here for more information

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Monday October 27  7:30pm $600 US dollars
5 Day Poetry Conference

Biblioteca Henestrosa
Porfirio Díaz & Morelos

Click here for more information

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Tuesday October 28  7:30pm Free
Poetry Reading: Anselm Berrigan, Natalia Toledo, Clare Sullivan (Zapotec/Eng.)

Biblioteca Henestrosa
Porfirio Díaz & Morelos
Public part of the US Poets in Mexico Conference
Click here for more information

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Wednesday October 29  7:30pm Free
Poetry Reading: Leah Silvieus (Fellowship Award), Ron Silliman, Larry Fagin

Biblioteca Henestrosa
Porfirio Díaz & Morelos
Public part of the US Poets in Mexico Conference
Click here for more information

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Thursday October 30  7:30pm Free
Poetry Reading: Andrei Codrescu, Rocio Gonzalez, Catherine Wagner

Biblioteca Henestrosa
Porfirio Díaz & Morelos
Public part of the US Poets in Mexico Conference
Click here for more information

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Friday October 31  7:30pm Free
Poetry Reading: All Participants & Faculty read one poem each

Biblioteca Henestrosa
Porfirio Díaz & Morelos
Public part of the US Poets in Mexico Conference
Click here for more information

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Wednesday November 12  9:00am
Instrumenta Oaxaca



Through to the 23rd
Click here for more information

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Friday November 28 
Food Festival: El Saber del Sabor

various restaurants

goes to December 2nd

Festivals & Holidays


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



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


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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




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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.