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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

Dependable, professional, courteous driver can take your group of up to 8
on tours of the Oaxaca valley

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

Traditions Mexico

Cultural Journeys

Day Trips

Expedition Tours

Private Tours

Small groups

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



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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!

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

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 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.

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!


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

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!

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

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

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

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 July 30  8:00pm Free
Movie: Only Lovers Left Alive

Cinema Central
Hidalgo 302

Click here for more information

Thursday July 31  6:00pm Free
Lecture: Cacaluta:modelo de despojo y degradación de los humedales en Oaxaca

IAGO- Graphic Arts Institute
M. Alcalá 507


Margie's Pick

Thursday July 31  8:00pm Free
The Quest- Visiting Oaxaca

La Jicara
Porfirio Díaz 1105
Live projection of illustration and annimation

Friday August 01  6:30pm $250-450 pesos
Theater: ¿Por qué las mujeres aman a los pendejos?

Teatro Avaro Carrillo
Calzada Madero at Av. Technológico
Another show at 8:30

Friday August 01  7:00pm Free
Movie: Festival of Arte Sonoro

Museum of Contemporary Art
M. Alcalá 202

Friday August 01  7:00pm Free
Theater: Alberto Stanley, Clown

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

Saturday August 02  7:00pm $4-600 pesos
Music: Benefit Concert

Teatro Macadonio Alcalá
Independencia & 5 de Mayo
For the Instituto Cultural Calmecac


Margie's Pick

Saturday August 02  7:00pm $50-120 pesos
Sports: Alebrijes vs Atlante (soccer)

Benito Juárez Stadium
Cardenas & Cuidad de las Canteras

Saturday August 02  10:30pm Free
Music: Grooviciosos - jazz

Nueva Babel
Porfirio Díaz 224

Margie's Pick

Saturday August 02  12:00pm
Art Opening: Posada Toledo

CaSa - San Agustin Art Center


Margie's Pick

Saturday August 02  12:00pm Free
Art Opening: Posada Toledo

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

Sunday August 03  10:00pm
Music: Son

Nueva Babel
Porfirio Díaz 224
Every Thursday

Tuesday August 05  10:00am Free
Workshop: Mask Making

San Pablo Cultural Center
Independencia 904
From 10 to 2 pm


Margie's Pick

Thursday August 07  8:00pm Free
Reading: Sinfonía #1 by Kurt Hackbarth

La Jicara
Porfirio Díaz 1105
American author now writing in Spanish presents a reading from his new manuscript, four stories in the form of a symphony. In Spanish.

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

Sunday August 10  10:00pm
Music: Son

Nueva Babel
Porfirio Díaz 224
Every Thursday

Monday August 11  10:00am
3 Day workshop: Shibori by Kachina Martin

Textile Museum
Hidalgo & Fiallo
Rgister in advance at the museum

Tuesday August 19  7:00pm Free
Art Opening: Mujer de encaja de dela y sol

Huizache Gallery
Murguía 101

Margie's Pick

Saturday October 04 
Movie: Oaxaca Filmfest 5

Through October 11
Click here for more information

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

Textile Museum
Hidalgo & Fiallo
Irmgard Weitlaner Johnson

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

Monday October 27 
5 Day Poetry Conference

Click here for more information

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

Xaquixe Studio
Magdalena Apasco Etla

Wednesday November 12  9:00am
Instrumenta Oaxaca

Through to the 23rd
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.

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

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


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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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

Moving procession of crosses and full sized devotional figures