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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 (starts at 4).

Niños Heroes and Vasconcelos
Click here for the schedule of games

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 - 6:30 pm Free
Alcalá and Constitución

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.

next to the Pañuelta

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

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
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Tuesday March 31  5:00pm Free
Music: Orquestra Sinfónica de Oaxaca

Plazuela del Carmen Alto
M. Alcalá & Jesús Carranza
Followed at 6 by the Banda de Música de San Andres Zaulta

Tuesday March 31  7:30pm Free
Movie: Edificio Master

La Jicara
Porfirio Díaz 1105

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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

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Wednesday April 01  5:00pm Free
Music: Orquestra Primavera de Oaxaca

Plazuela del Carmen Alto
M. Alcalá & Jesús Carranza
Followed at 6 by Miercoles de Danzón with the State Marimba Band

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Wednesday April 01  7:00pm Free
Baseball: Presentation of the Guerreros Team

San Pablo Cultural Center
Hidalgo 907, Antiguo Callejón de San Pablo
They will be giving away calendars and rosters.

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Wednesday April 01  9:30pm Free
Music: De Mar y Tierra - canciones

Nueva Babel
Porfirio Díaz 224

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Thursday April 02  8:00pm Free
Music: Tuna Real Universitaria

in front of the Santo Domingo Church
M. Alcalá
Tunas are singing groups in the Basque tradition complete with capes, guitars and tambourines. This will be a "Traditional Callejonada" a stroll through the streets of Centro.

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Thursday April 02  10:00pm Free
Music: Pablo Ahman and his tango-rock quartet

Nueva Babel
Porfirio Díaz 224

Margie's Pick

Friday April 03  7:30pm Free
Art Opening: Michele Gibbs & Edith Lewis

Calle José López Alvarez 1355
Barrio Xochimilco

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Saturday April 04  10:00am Free
Workshop: Alebrijes

San Pablo Cultural Center
Hidalgo 907, Antiguo Callejón de San Pablo
Goes until 2 pm

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Saturday April 04  5:00pm Free
Music: Banda Sinfónica Macedonio Alcalá

San Pablo Cultural Center
Hi

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Saturday April 04  5:00pm Free
Music: Orquestra Primavera de Oaxaca

Plazuela del Carmen Alto
M. Alcalá & Jesús Carranza
Followed at 6 by the Banda Filamónica Infantil de Santa Cruz Xoxocotlán

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

Benito Juárez Stadium
Cardenas & Cuidad de las Canteras

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Saturday April 04  7:30pm Free
Music: Sonic 0/1 - música electroacústica

Biblioteca Henestrosa
Porfirio Díaz & Morelos

Sunday April 05  2:00am
Daylight Savings Time Begins

move clocks forward one hour


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Sunday April 05  10:00am Free
Workshop: Alebrijes

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

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Sunday April 05  1:00pm Free
Music: Banda de Música de Ayutla

San Pablo Cultural Center
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Sunday April 05  4:00pm
Baseball: Opening Day

Vasconcelos Stadium
Niños Heroes and Vasconcelos
Oaxaca's own minor league team starts its 2015 season. Tickets are now on sale - see the poster for details.

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Sunday April 05  5:00pm Free
Music: Marimba de Tlalixtac de Cabrera

Plazuela del Carmen Alto
M. Alcalá & Jesús Carranza
Followed at 6 by the State Marimba Band with participation of the danzóneros and at 7 the State Folkloric Dance Group.

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Monday April 06  10:00am Free
5 Day Workshop: Black Pottery

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

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Monday April 06  5:00pm Free
Music: Banda de Música de Viento de San Pedro Apostal, Ocotlán

Plazuela del Carmen Alto
M. Alcalá & Jesús Carranza
Followed at 6 by the Compañia Esatatal de Danza Costumbrista de Oaxaca

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Tuesday April 07  5:00pm Free
Music: Orchestra

Plazuela del Carmen Alto
M. Alcalá & Jesús Carranza
Followed at 6 by the Banda Filarmónica Infantil y Juvenil "Resplandor Zaachileño" and at 7 the Banda de Música dl Estado de Oaxaca

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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

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Margie's Pick

Wednesday April 08  6:30pm Free
Dance: Miercoles de Danzón

Plazuela del Carmen Alto
M. Alcalá & Jesús Carranza

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Thursday April 09  5:00pm Free
Music: Orquestra Primavera de Oaxaca

Plazuela del Carmen Alto
M. Alcalá & Jesús Carranza
Followed at 6 by the Marimba de Tlalixtac de Cabrera and at 7 the State Band

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Thursday April 09  7:00pm Free
Art Opening: Eumir Irving Martinez Cruz

Taller Rufino Tamayo
Av. Juárez 514

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

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

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Thursday April 09  10:00pm Free
Music: Son y Rumba

Nueva Babel
Porfirio Díaz 224

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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

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Saturday April 11  10:00am Free
4th Festival of Ice Cream, Mezcal & Gastronomy

Tlacolula de Matamoros

All Day

Saturday April 11  10:00pm $1,800 pesos
Weekend Workshop: Basic Intensive

Bravo Photography Center (CFMAB)
M. Bravo & García Vigil
SAturdays and Sundays - 10 to 2 pm - Sign up in advance at the Center.
Click here for more information

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Sunday April 12  10:00am Free
4th Festival of Ice Cream, Mezcal & Gastronomy

Tlacolula de Matamoros

All Day

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Thursday April 16  10:00pm Free
Music: Son y Rumba

Nueva Babel
Porfirio Díaz 224

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Thursday April 23  10:00pm Free
Music: Son y Rumba

Nueva Babel
Porfirio Díaz 224

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

Monday April 27  4:30pm $1,800 pesos
2 Week Workshop: Basic Intensive

Bravo Photography Center (CFMAB)
M. Bravo & García Vigil
Monday to Friday - 4:30 to 7:30 pm - Sign up in advance at the Center.
Click here for more information

Monday May 18  4:00pm $2,200 pesos
5 Session Workshop: Illumination

Bravo Photography Center (CFMAB)
M. Bravo & García Vigil
Mondays - 4 to 7 pm - Sign up in advance at the Center.
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

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Wednesday May 27  4:00pm Free
Inauguration of the Altar of the Virgin de Dolores

Libería Grañen Forrúa
M. Alcalá 104
With the Band of Snadrés Huayapam and fireworks at 8:30.

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

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Monday July 06  9:00am $10,000 pesos
2 Week Workshop: Slumping and Casting Glass

Xaquixe
Magdelana Apasco, Etla
Monday to Friday from 9 to 5pm - Sign up at their store 5 de Mayo 412

Sunday October 25  2:00am
Daylight Savings Time ends

move clocks back one hour


Friday November 27  7:00pm Free
Music: Orchestra Primavera Delebrates Its 30th Anniversary

Teatro Macadonio Alcalá
Independencia & 5 de Mayo

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.


Holy Tuesday - Procession with Estandartes
the streets of Xochimilco



Margie's Pick


Margie's Pick


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.


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.


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.

Margie's Pick






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