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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

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


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

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


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


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


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

Market for locally made goods


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

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


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


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


Garden Club
Monthly - 1st Wednesday Free



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


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

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


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


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


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

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


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

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


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

In the Sala Juárez on the second floor


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


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


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

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


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


A wonderful tradition, sometimes other orchestras perform.


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

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


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


Various musical groups entertain


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


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


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


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


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


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

Upcoming Events


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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.

Sunday April 20  5:00pm Free
Music: Coro de la Cuidad de Oaxaca & organists Joel Vésquez & Cecilia Winter

Templo Sta. María de la Asunción Tlacolula
Tlacolula
The organ has recently been restored.

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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

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Thursday April 24  Free
Ambulante Documentary Film Festival

Cinépolis Oaxaca
Plaza Oaxaca Shopping Center
Inauguration - get your free tickets in advance.
Click here for more Ambulante schedule

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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Friday April 25 
Ambulante Documentary Film Festival

all over - click the link to see the schedule


Click here for more Ambulante schedule

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

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

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Margie's Pick

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

various


Click here for the schedule

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Saturday April 26 
Ambulante Documentary Film Festival

all over - click the link to see the schedule


Click here for more Ambulante schedule

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

Saturday April 26  8:30pm Free
Storytelling for Adults

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

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Margie's Pick

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

various


Click here for the schedule

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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Sunday April 27 
Ambulante Documentary Film Festival

all over - click the link to see the schedule


Click here for more Ambulante schedule

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Margie's Pick

Sunday April 27  8:30pm Free
Storytelling for Adults

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

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Margie's Pick

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

various


Click here for the schedule

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Monday April 28 
Ambulante Documentary Film Festival

all over - click the link to see the schedule


Click here for more Ambulante schedule

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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 
Ambulante Documentary Film Festival

all over - click the link to see the schedule


Click here for more Ambulante 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 
Ambulante Documentary Film Festival

all over - click the link to see the schedule


Click here for more Ambulante 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 
Ambulante Documentary Film Festival

all over - click the link to see the schedule


Click here for more Ambulante schedule

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

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

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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

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

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

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Friday May 02 
Ambulante Documentary Film Festival

all over - click the link to see the schedule


Click here for more Ambulante schedule

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Saturday May 03 
Ambulante Documentary Film Festival

all over - click the link to see the schedule


Click here for more Ambulante schedule

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  7:00pm
Music: Jaime Varela

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

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

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

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

Funky Cat
Belisario Domínguez 1001, Colonia Las Flores

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

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

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

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

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

Escuela de Bellas Artes UABJO
Morelos & Plaza de la Danza

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

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

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

San Pablo Cultural Center
Hidalgo, Antiguo Callejón de San Pablo

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

Escuela de Bellas Artes UABJO
Morelos & Plaza de la Danza

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

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

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

San Pablo Cultural Center
Hidalgo, Antiguo Callejón de San Pablo

Sunday July 20 
Mezcal Fair

Llano Park
Oaxaca Center
Through to the 30th

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

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

Margie's Pick

Saturday October 04 
Movie: Oaxaca Filmfest 5



Through October 11
Click here for more information

Friday October 17 
Encounter with Mezoamerican Textiles




Click here for more information

Sunday October 26 
Mexican Daylight Savings Time Ends




Monday October 27 
5 Day Poetry Conference




Click here for more information

Festivals & Holidays


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



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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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Margie's Pick


Guelaguetza

Guelaguetza Stadium
Oaxaca

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


Margie's Pick


Ceremony: The Blessing of the Animals

Merced Church
Oaxaca Center

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


Ceremony: El Señor de la Navidad


Teotitlan del Valle

Through to Septenber 9th.


Ceremony: El Grito de Dolores

Zócalo
Oaxaca

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


Holiday: Independence Day


Mexico

Parades


Margie's Pick






The Virgin of the Rosary

Santo Tómas Church
Xochimilco, Oaxaca

Procession and then fireworks with a huge castillo.

Margie's Pick



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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