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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
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MEZCAL
Educational Excursions

Visit Oaxaca's quaint distilleries and learn about mezcal and pulque with skilled professional
Alvin Starkman.
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
CANFRO

Canadians in Oaxaca financially assisting local NGO's.
CRA tax receipts are available for your donations.
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. Opening Day in 2015 will be April 5th.

Niños Heroes and Vasconcelos
Click here for the schedule of games

Birder's Group
Weekly - Wednesday - 8 am Free


Participants meet on Wednesday mornings at 8am at the South-West corner on Llano Park, at which time we determine where to go either by shared vehicle/taxi/bus/on foot. It is a self-directed group with no expectations of expert birders being present, although expert birders are especially welcomed! Some places visited have included San Felipe, Monte Alban, Tecquio Park, and any other areas suggested by participants. All are welcome.


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 $20 pesos
eMax Learning Center

No partner necessary. Chicago scoring with a new partner every four hands. Bridge lessons before starting at 12:15.

Hidalgo 104, Barrio Jalatlaco

Margie's Pick

Danzón
Weekly - Wednesday - 12:00 pm Free
Alameda de Leon (front of the Cathedral)

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.


Domingo tradición
Every Sunday at 1pm Free
San Pablo Cultural Center

A different music group every week.

Hidalgo 907, Antiguo Callejón de San Pablo

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. There is a tour in French on Tuesdays at 5 pm and one in German on Wednesdays at 5pm.. 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 to Oaxaca
Mondays at 11 am Free
Oaxaca Lending Library

Presented by a full-time resident and member of library. They will answer questions and give their perspective on what 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, Friday, Saturday & Sunday - 9 to 10:30 pm Free
Meet in front of Santo Domingo Church

Rental 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

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

Sustainable Living Roundtable
4th Friday of every month - 10 to 11:30 Free
Oaxaca Lending Library



Pino Suárez 519

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


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
Sunday March 01  1:00pm $150-250
Theater: Malifica

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

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Monday March 02  4:00pm $550 pesos
5 Day Workshop: Backstrap Weaving

Textile Museum
Hidalgo & Fiallo

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Tuesday March 03  10:00 Free
4 Part Seminar: Interdisciplinary Studies About the Mixteca

San Pablo Cultural Center
Hidalgo 907, Antiguo Callejón de San Pablo
Continues on March 10, 17 & 24

Tuesday March 03  2:00pm $1250 pesos
6 Session Class: How to Speak Like a Mexican By Daniel Brena

Impact Hub Oaxaca
Quintana Roo 211
Calss goes from 2 to 4 on Tuesdays and Thursdays - Brena uses his knowledge of english and spanish phonetics to point out easy and effective ways to improve your Mexican-Spanish pronunciation. Includes weekly audio assignments and one 20 minute individual session. Sign up at danielbrena@gmail.com

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Wednesday March 04  6:00 Free
Movie: Un toke de roc

IAGO- Graphic Arts Institute
M. Alcalá 507

Click here for more information

Wednesday March 04  11:00am Free
Oaxaca Garden Club Meeting

Las Golondrinas Hotel
Tinoco y Palacios 411
This popular family owned and operated hotel started as a rooming house for families many years ago, and features several gorgeous patio gardens, combining plantings directly into the soil, and in numerous macetas (pots). Owners and operators, Guillermina Hernandez and Jorge Velasco will be there to show us the gardens and describe how they have developed and nurtured these gardens over many years.

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Wednesday March 04  7:00pm
Sports: Alebrijes soccer game

Benito Juárez Stadium
Cardenas & Cuidad de las Canteras
The Oaxaca soccer team

Thursday March 05  8:00pm $50 pesos
Music: The Cheap Seats - Soul, Rock, R&B

La Salvadora
Calle de Vicente Guerrero 413

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Friday March 06  6:00pm Free
Music: Úrsula Topete, piano

Belles Artes School of UABJO
Morelos & Plaza del la Danza (second left as you go down the stairs from Morelos)

Saturday March 07  5:00pm Free
Oaxacan International Dance Festival: Rosario Ordoñez (Oaxaca)

Teatro Juárez
Av. Juárez at LLano Park

Saturday March 07  5:00pm $100 pesos
Benefit: Save the Wild Agave

La Salvadora
Guerrero 413
The Flower of Life Project is an organization that works with mezcaleros to start wild agave nurseries around Oaxaca. The event includes: a mezcal lover's gift pack; wild agave mezcal tasting; project presentation; live music; botanas mexicanas; door raffle; live auction; cocktail presentation - mezcal mixing. And don't forget to stay for the funk jam with Job & The Jam Fam, right after the benefit; admission free to benefit attendees. (Admission to the funk jam only: 25 pesos.)

Saturday March 07  6:30pm Free
Oaxacan International Dance Festival:Quemerina Ballet Calssico "punto Cero," Danza Contemporánea, Compañía de Danza Folklorica de CCO

Stone Cross Plaza
north end of the M. Alcalá

Saturday March 07  8:15pm Free
Oaxacan International Dance Festival:Compañía Foramen M Baller (Mexico City)

Teatro Macadonio Alcalá
Independencia & 5 de Mayo

Saturday March 07  12:00pm Free
Oaxacan International Dance Festival: Compañia Mandinga Mar (Oaxaca)

Casa de la Cultura Oaxaqueña
González Ortega No. 403

Saturday March 07  12:30pm Free
Photography Opening: Mujeres que inspiran

Governor's Palace Museum
south side of the zócalo
Photos by the scholarship winners of the Fondo Guadalupe Musalem A.C.

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Sunday March 08  1:30pm $500 pesos
Benefit: Dim Sum Lunch

Private Home
reserve at enidlynn47@gmail.com
A 10 course dim sum menu. Another seating at 4:30 pm. Benefit for Libros Para Pueblos, an NGO that establishes children's libraries in Oaxacan villages.
Click here for more information about Libros Para Pueblos

Sunday March 08  5:15pm Free
Oaxacan International Dance Festival: Quimerina Balle Classico

Teatro Juárez
Av. Juárez at LLano Park

Sunday March 08  5:45pm Free
Oaxacan International Dance Festival: Ballet Internacional del Gobierno del Estado de Veracruz

Jardin el Panuelito
Constitución y 5 de Mayo

Sunday March 08  8:15pm Free
Oaxacan International Dance Festival: Compañía Opus Ballet (Mexico City)

Teatro Macadonio Alcalá
Independencia & 5 de Mayo

Sunday March 08  12:00pm Free
Oaxacan International Dance Festival: Compañia Mandinga Mar (Oaxaca)

Casa de la Cultura Oaxaqueña
González Ortega No. 403

Monday March 09  5:45pm Free
Oaxacan International Dance Festival: Ballet InternacionGrupo Folklórico de Santa Catarina Juquila, Oaxaca

Jardin el Panuelito
Constitución y 5 de Mayo

Monday March 09  8:15pm Free
Oaxacan International Dance Festival: Colectivo Pausa en moviemiento (Mexico City)

Teatro Juárez
Av. Juárez at LLano Park

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Tuesday March 10 
Book Fair (FLIA)



Goes to the 16th.

Tuesday March 10  5:45pm Free
Dance: Oaxacan International Dance Festival: Compañía de Danza Folklorica Yolihuani (Oaxaca)

Jardin el Panuelito
Constitución y 5 de Mayo

Tuesday March 10  8:15pm Free
Dance: Oaxacan International Dance Festival:Compañía Danza Concierto (Columbia)

Teatro Juárez
Av. Juárez at LLano Park

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Wednesday March 11  6:00 Free
Movie: SLC Punk

IAGO- Graphic Arts Institute
M. Alcalá 507

Click here for more information

Margie's Pick

Wednesday March 11  9:00am $600 pesos
Libro Para Pueblos Tour

leaves from the Oaxaca Lending Library
Pino Suárez 519
This tour benefits LPP which places children's libraries in Oaxacan communities. The tour will visit a LPP library in a rural community, the ex-Convento in Cuilapan including a visit to the INAH workshop with archeologist, Marcus Winter and a buffet lunch (cost not included). Returns to the OLL about 4pm. Sign up at the Oaxaca Lending Library or email tours@librosparapueblos.org
Click here for more information about Libros Para Pueblos

Wednesday March 11  5:00pm Free
Dance: Oaxacan International Dance Festival:Schools of Ballroom Dancing

Jardin el Panuelito
Constitución y 5 de Mayo

Wednesday March 11  6:30pm Free
Music: Chamber Orchestra of UABJO (OCEBA)

Escuela de Ballas Artes
Morelos next to the Plaza de la Danza.

Wednesday March 11  8:15pm Free
Oaxacan International Dance Festival: Compañía de Danza Tierra Independente (Oaxaca)

Teatro Juárez
Av. Juárez at LLano Park

Thursday March 12  5:45pm Free
Dance: Oaxacan International Dance Festival: Compañía Folklórica Ritmo de mi raza (Oaxaca)

Jardin el Panuelito
Constitución y 5 de Mayo

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Thursday March 12  6:00pm Free
Lecture: Alternative Medicine - Stress

IAGO- Graphic Arts Institute
M. Alcalá 507

Thursday March 12  8:15pm Free
Oaxacan International Dance Festival: Ballet Cantemporaneo Laure Vera (Oaxaca)

Teatro Juárez
Av. Juárez at LLano Park

Margie's Pick

Thursday March 12  8:30pm Free
Music: Chamber Orchestra of the Belles Artes of UABJO (OCEBA)

Biblioteca Henestrosa
Porferio Diáz & Morelos
Soloists: Jascha Gonzales, tiolin, & Tonathií Bazán, violin

Thursday March 12  10:00pm Free
Music: The Cheap Seats - Soul, Rock, R&B

Coronte Bar
Constitución 207

Friday March 13  5:45pm Free
Dance: Oaxacan International Dance Festival: Compañía de Baile Flamenco Guillermo Correa y su cuadro de baile Español (Mexico City)

Jardin el Panuelito
Constitución y 5 de Mayo

Margie's Pick

Friday March 13  7:30pm Free
Music: Chamber Orchestra of the Belles Artes of UABJO (OCEBA)

San Pablo Cultural Center
Hidalgo 907, Antiguo Callejón de San Pablo
Soloists: Jascha Gonzales, tiolin, & Tonathií Bazán, violin

Friday March 13  8:15pm Free
Oaxacan International Dance Festival: Compañía de Danza Martin Inthamoussu (Uruguay)

Teatro Juárez
Av. Juárez at LLano Park

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Saturday March 14  5:00pm
Sports: Alebrijes soccer game

Benito Juárez Stadium
Cardenas & Cuidad de las Canteras

Saturday March 14  5:00pm Free
Oaxacan International Dance Festival: Compañía de Danza Escénica Nemain (Mexico City)

Teatro Juárez
Av. Juárez at LLano Park

Saturday March 14  5:45pm Free
Oaxacan International Dance Festival: Compañía de Danza Folklorica de CCO (Oaxaca)

Jardin el Panuelito
Constitución y 5 de Mayo

Saturday March 14  8:15pm Free
Oaxacan International Dance Festival: Tandem Compañía de Danza (Mexico City)

Teatro Macadonio Alcalá
Independencia & 5 de Mayo

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

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Monday March 16 
Oaxaca Sabe Restaurant Week - March 16-23



$250 three course meal including a drink and the tip at: Gourmand Delicatessen, Toscana, El Cuche, Cantina Espino, Mezquite, Azucena Zapoteca, Zandunga, Quince Letras, Azul, Catedral, Asador Vasco Plaza Parque, Tres Bistro 13, La Olla, Casa Crespo, Sabina Sabe, Zicanda, Sirilo, Origen, Pitiona, Casa Oaxaca Café, Danzantes, Expendio Tradición.
Click here for more information

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Tuesday March 17 
Oaxaca Sabe Restaurant Week - March 16-23



$250 three course meal including a drink and the tip at: Gourmand Delicatessen, Toscana, El Cuche, Cantina Espino, Mezquite, Azucena Zapoteca, Zandunga, Quince Letras, Azul, Catedral, Asador Vasco Plaza Parque, Tres Bistro 13, La Olla, Casa Crespo, Sabina Sabe, Zicanda, Sirilo, Origen, Pitiona, Casa Oaxaca Café, Danzantes, Expendio Tradición.
Click here for more information

Margie's Pick

Tuesday March 17  11:00am $600 pesos
Libro Para Pueblos Tour

leaves from the Oaxaca Lending Library
Pino Suárez 519
This tour benefits LPP which places children's libraries in Oaxacan communities. The tour will visit the first LPP library in the Vincente Guerrero Primary School, a woodcarver's workshop in San Martin Tilcajete and the LPP library collection in the municipal library of San Antonino Castillo Velasvo. There will be a stop for lunch (additional cost). Returns to the OLL about 6pm. Sign up at the Oaxaca Lending Library or email tours@librosparapueblos.org
Click here for more information about Libros Para Pueblos

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Wednesday March 18 
Oaxaca Sabe Restaurant Week - March 16-23



$250 three course meal including a drink and the tip at: Gourmand Delicatessen, Toscana, El Cuche, Cantina Espino, Mezquite, Azucena Zapoteca, Zandunga, Quince Letras, Azul, Catedral, Asador Vasco Plaza Parque, Tres Bistro 13, La Olla, Casa Crespo, Sabina Sabe, Zicanda, Sirilo, Origen, Pitiona, Casa Oaxaca Café, Danzantes, Expendio Tradición.
Click here for more information

Wednesday March 18  7:00pm
Theater: 5 Horas con Mario, a monologue presented by Maria Victoria Peña

Teatro Macadonio Alcalá
Independencia & 5 de Mayo
'Five Hours with Mario' pays homage to Miguel Delibes, one of Spain’s leading modern writers who died in 2010. In this solo performance by Spanish actress María Victoria Peña, Carmen engages in a candid and witty conversation over the body of her husband Mario after his sudden death. Her reflections shed a humorous light on their marriage and its conflicts, and poke fun at the narrow-minded petty bourgeoisie of the 1960s in Spain. The performance is in Spanish.

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Thursday March 19 
Oaxaca Sabe Restaurant Week - March 16-23



$250 three course meal including a drink and the tip at: Gourmand Delicatessen, Toscana, El Cuche, Cantina Espino, Mezquite, Azucena Zapoteca, Zandunga, Quince Letras, Azul, Catedral, Asador Vasco Plaza Parque, Tres Bistro 13, La Olla, Casa Crespo, Sabina Sabe, Zicanda, Sirilo, Origen, Pitiona, Casa Oaxaca Café, Danzantes, Expendio Tradición.
Click here for more information

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Friday March 20 
Oaxaca Sabe Restaurant Week - March 16-23



$250 three course meal including a drink and the tip at: Gourmand Delicatessen, Toscana, El Cuche, Cantina Espino, Mezquite, Azucena Zapoteca, Zandunga, Quince Letras, Azul, Catedral, Asador Vasco Plaza Parque, Tres Bistro 13, La Olla, Casa Crespo, Sabina Sabe, Zicanda, Sirilo, Origen, Pitiona, Casa Oaxaca Café, Danzantes, Expendio Tradición.
Click here for more information

Friday March 20  7:30pm $50 pesos
Music: The Cheap Seats - Soul, Rock, R&B

La Salvadora
Calle de Vicente Guerrero 413

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Saturday March 21 
Oaxaca Sabe Restaurant Week - March 16-23



$250 three course meal including a drink and the tip at: Gourmand Delicatessen, Toscana, El Cuche, Cantina Espino, Mezquite, Azucena Zapoteca, Zandunga, Quince Letras, Azul, Catedral, Asador Vasco Plaza Parque, Tres Bistro 13, La Olla, Casa Crespo, Sabina Sabe, Zicanda, Sirilo, Origen, Pitiona, Casa Oaxaca Café, Danzantes, Expendio Tradición.
Click here for more information

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Saturday March 21  3:00 Free
Festival: 3rd Encounter of the Dance of the Plumas

Municipal Esplanade
San Jerónimo Tlacochahuaya

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Sunday March 22 
Oaxaca Sabe Restaurant Week - March 16-23



$250 three course meal including a drink and the tip at: Gourmand Delicatessen, Toscana, El Cuche, Cantina Espino, Mezquite, Azucena Zapoteca, Zandunga, Quince Letras, Azul, Catedral, Asador Vasco Plaza Parque, Tres Bistro 13, La Olla, Casa Crespo, Sabina Sabe, Zicanda, Sirilo, Origen, Pitiona, Casa Oaxaca Café, Danzantes, Expendio Tradición.
Click here for more information

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Monday March 23 
Oaxaca Sabe Restaurant Week - March 16-23



$250 three course meal including a drink and the tip at: Gourmand Delicatessen, Toscana, El Cuche, Cantina Espino, Mezquite, Azucena Zapoteca, Zandunga, Quince Letras, Azul, Catedral, Asador Vasco Plaza Parque, Tres Bistro 13, La Olla, Casa Crespo, Sabina Sabe, Zicanda, Sirilo, Origen, Pitiona, Casa Oaxaca Café, Danzantes, Expendio Tradición.
Click here for more information

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Thursday March 26  6:00pm Free
Lecture: Alternative Medicine

IAGO- Graphic Arts Institute
M. Alcalá 507

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Wednesday April 01  10:00am Free
3 Day Workshop: Rock y Filosofia

Central Public Library
M. alcala & Morelos
more information at info@museomaco.com

Friday April 03  7:30pm $50 pesos
Music: The Cheap Seats - Soul, Rock, R&B

La Salvadora
Calle de Vicente Guerrero 413

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Saturday April 04  5:00pm
Sports: Alebrijes soccer game

Benito Juárez Stadium
Cardenas & Cuidad de las Canteras

Wednesday April 08  6:30pm
Music: Chamber Orchestra of the Belles Artes (UABJO)

Belles


Wednesday April 08  6:30pm Free
Music: Chamber Orchestra of the Belles Artes (UABJO)

Belles Artes School
Morelos next to the Plaza de la Danza

Thursday April 09  8:30pm Free
Music: Chamber Orchestra of the Belles Artes (UABJO)

Biblioteca Henestrosa
Porferio Diáz & Morelos
Soloist: Omar Martínez, violin

Friday April 10  7:30pm Free
Music: Chamber Orchestra of the Belles Artes (UABJO)

San Pablo Cultural Center
Hidalgo 907, Antiguo Callejón de San Pablo
Soloist: Omar Martínez, violin

Friday April 24 
Ambulante Documentary Film Festival



Until May 4th
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

Tuesday May 19  6:30pm Free
Music: Chamber Orchestra of the Belles Artes (OCEBA)

Law School of USBJO
Independencia & M. Alcalá

Wednesday May 20  6:30pm Free
Music: Chamber Orchestra of the Belles Artes (OCEBA)

Belles Artes School of UABJO
Morelos & Plaza del la Danza (second left as you go down the stairs from Morelos)

Thursday May 21  8:00pm Free
Music: Chamber Orchestra of the Belles Artes (OCEBA)

Biblioteca Henestrosa
Porfirio Díaz & Morelos

Friday May 22  7:00pm Free
Music: Chamber Orchestra of the Belles Artes (OCEBA)

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

Wednesday June 17  6:30pm Free
Music: Chamber Orchestra of the Belles Artes (OCEBA)

Belles Artes School of UABJO
Morelos & Plaza del la Danza (second left as you go down the stairs from Morelos)

Thursday June 18  8:00pm Free
Music: Chamber Orchestra of the Belles Artes (OCEBA)

Biblioteca Henestrosa
Porfirio Díaz & Morelos

Friday June 19  7:00pm Free
Music: Chamber Orchestra of the Belles Artes (OCEBA)

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

Festivals & Holidays


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


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.

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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
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.


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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
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.


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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.



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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.


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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 one 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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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.


Holy Tuesday - Procession with Estandartes
the streets of Xochimilco



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Procession of Silence
Alcalá and Garcia Vigil
Oaxaca

Moving procession of crosses and full sized devotional figures


Free
Dance of the Old Men
Courtyard of the Municipal Palace
Teotitlan del Valle

Continues through Friday
Click here for Norma Hawthorne's blog about this event





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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.
Click here for the promotional video

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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.


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

National Holiday - most stores and all offices are closed. Parades in the morning.

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