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
Discount
MEZCAL
Educational Excursions

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


January 30-Feb 6

any camera, all levels welcome

Mention Oaxaca Calendar
for a 30% discount
Traditions Mexico

Cultural Journeys

Day Trips

Expedition Tours

Specialized
Private Tours

Small groups

52(951)-516-4202
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
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 Donation
eMax Learning Center

No partner necessary. Bridge lessons before starting at 12:15.

Hidalgo 104, Barrio Jalatlaco

Danzón with the Marimba Band
Weekly - Wednesday - 6:30pm Free
with the teachers' protests the location varies - check back here for the latest information

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. 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 - 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 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


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


!! NEW PAGE !!

I've added a new page where you'll find restaurant listings, galleries and Internet resources.

To view it click the button at the top left of the page.

Enjoy!
Margie
Tuesday January 27  1:00pm $150 pesos, library members $120 pesos
Lecture: Soldiers, Beggare and Dogs: The 4 Great Religious Orders and Their Presence in Oaxaca by Mary Randall

Oaxaca Lending Library
Pino Suárez 519
This lecture will trace the history of the Dominicans, Augustinians, Franciscans, and Jesuits as they arrived in Oaxaca, built their churches, struggled through the centuries, and as their facilities are today. Mary Randall's two-hour lecture will include handouts and a Power Point presentation with photography by Robert Megard.

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Tuesday January 27  6:00pm Free
Music: Concert by the String Students of the Belles Artes

Escuela de Belles Artes
next to the Plaza de la Danza on Morelos (start down the steps and the school is the second door on the left, the performance area is on the second floor)
Classical Music

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Tuesday January 27  7:00pm $30 pesos
Movie: Sueño de Invierno

Teatro Macadonio Alcalá
Independencia & 5 de Mayo

Click here for more information

Wednesday January 28  5:00pm $100 pesos, $70 for library members
Lecture: Lucha Libre, a Fan's Point of View

Oaxaca Lending Library
Pino Suárez 519
Barth, an artist and passionate Lucha Libre fan, will present a talk and slideshow of his Lucha Libre experiences and his art. Masks and other Lucha Libre memorabilia will be displayed.

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Wednesday January 28  6:00pm Free
Music: Concert by the Wind Instrument Students of the Belles Artes

Escuela de Belles Artes
next to the Plaza de la Danza on Morelos (start down the steps and the school is the second door on the left, the performance area is on the second floor)
Classical Music

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Wednesday January 28  7:00pm
Sports: Alebrijes soccer game

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

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Wednesday January 28  7:00pm
Sports: Alebrijes soccer game

Benito Juárez Stadium
Cardenas & Cuidad de las Canteras
The Oaxaca soccer team - tickets two for the price of one - there is a booth selling tickets in LLano Park

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Margie's Pick

Wednesday January 28  9:00pm Free
Poetry & Jazz: Mexico City Blues with Kurt Hackbarth, Emilie-Claire Barlow & Steve Webster

Nueva Babel
Porfirio Díaz 224

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Wednesday January 28  9:30pm Free
Music: De Mar y Tierra canciones

Nueva Babel
Porfirio Díaz 224

Thursday January 29  1:00pm $150 pesos, library members $120 pesos
Lecture: The Women of Mexican History by Mary Randell

Oaxaca Lending Library
Pino Suárez 519
This class will explore the feminine figures in Mexican history from the pre-Columbian to the current era. Often obscure or unappreciated, these women, like multitudes of others, have contributed greatly to the country's rich cultural development. The program will be accompanied by a Power Point presentation.

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Thursday January 29  3:00pm $100 pesos
2 Day Workshop: Dyeing with Indigo

Textile Museum
Hidalgo & Fiallo
Second day is Friday, Jan. 30 - sign up in advance at the museum.

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Thursday January 29  6:00pm Free
Music: Concert by the Guitar Students of the Belles Artes

Escuela de Belles Artes
next to the Plaza de la Danza on Morelos (start down the steps and the school is the second door on the left, the performance area is on the second floor)
Classical Music

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Thursday January 29  7:00pm $60 pesos, Saturdays 2x1
Theater: Monologues by Dario Fo

La Casa de los Teatros
Murguía 406

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Thursday January 29  9:30pm Free
Music: Son 3 y Rumba

Nueva Babel
Porfirio Díaz 224

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Friday January 30  6:00pm Free
Lecture: Chat about Translating by Marie-Ange Brillaud & Victor Cata by

IAGO- Graphic Arts Institute
M. Alcalá 507

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Friday January 30  6:00pm Free
Music: Concert by the Piano and Voice Students of the Belles Artes

Escuela de Belles Artes
next to the Plaza de la Danza on Morelos (start down the steps and the school is the second door on the left, the performance area is on the second floor)
Classical Music

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Friday January 30  7:00pm $60 pesos, Saturdays 2x1
Theater: Monologues by Dario Fo

La Casa de los Teatros
Murguía 406

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Friday January 30  7:00pm Free
Poetry from the Permanent Workshop at CaSa

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

Friday January 30  12:00pm Free
Lecture: Healthcare in Oaxaca by Dr. Alberto Zamacona

Oaxaca Lending Library
Pino Suárez 519
Come to the Library and have your healthcare questions/concerns answered by an English speaking, U.S. trained physician who has been practicing in Oaxaca for many years.

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Saturday January 31  5:00pm
Sports: Alebrijes soccer game

Benito Juárez Stadium
Cardenas & Cuidad de las Canteras

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Saturday January 31  7:00pm $60 pesos, Saturdays 2x1
Theater: Monologues by Dario Fo

La Casa de los Teatros
Murguía 406

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Saturday January 31  7:30pm Free
Music: Ensamble Kafka

Biblioteca Henestrosa
Porfirio Díaz & Morelos

Saturday January 31  12:00pm
Music: Offenbach's Les Contes d'Hoffmann

Teatro Macadonio Alcalá
Independencia & 5 de Mayo
New York Metropolitan Opera in High Definition: The magnetic tenor Vittorio Grigolo takes on the tortured poet and unwitting adventurer of the title of Offenbach’s operatic masterpiece, in the Met’s wild, kaleidoscopic production. Hibla Gerzmava, Erin Morley, and Christine Rice sing the three heroines—each an idealized embodiment of some aspect of Hoffmann’s desire. Thomas Hampson portrays the shadowy Four Villains, and Yves Abel conducts the sparkling score.
Click here for more information

Sunday February 01  4:00pm $80 pesos at the purple door
Music: Blues, Soul and Rock 'n Roll from Job, Kazt, Bill & Dr. Z

Casa Colonial
Miguel Negrete 105

Tuesday February 03  1:00pm $150 pesos, library members $120 pesos
Lecture: History of Mexico - Part One of Two

Oaxaca Lending Library
Pino Suárez 519
A perennial sell-out, Mary Randall's overview series on Mexico from the Conquest through the Revolution is a college-level, two-part series lecture. It includes a bibliography, maps, handouts, and encourages your participation. The program will be accompanied by a Power Point presentation. Will be repeated on Tuesday, February 3 and Thursday, February 5, 1 PM.

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Tuesday February 03  5:00pm Free
5 Day Workshop: Art and Poetry in Chile by Rodrigo Arroyo

Biblioteca Henestrosa
Porfirio Díaz & Morelos
From 5 to 7pm - in Spanish - sign up in advance

Tuesday February 03  5:00pm $100 pesos, $70 for library members
Lecture: Oaxaca - The Valley of My Dreams by Bill Pumphrey

Oaxaca Lending Library
Pino Suárez 519
Bill Pumphrey follows up his SE Asia and Europe photography shows from the past two years with a destination we all know: My Oaxaca, Valley of Dreams. Drawing from his collection of thousands of photos, the hour long presentation features a soundtrack and will be available to attendees to download from Dropbox. All proceeds will be donated to the Library.

Wednesday February 04  5:00pm $130 pesos, $100 pesos for library members
Lecture: Haciendas by Linda Martin

Oaxaca Lending Library
Pino Suárez 519
The biggest adventure to be had in Oaxaca and it's not yet in any guidebook! Haciendas, hundreds of yeas old, still standing in farmlands in a beautiful state of decay. See Mexico's once grand plantations. Includes: How to find a hacienda The aesthetics of disintegrating, abandoned places Restored haciendas of the Yucatan, now 5 Star Resorts 50 million acres of hacienda lands given in 1934 to the people who farmed them Oaxaca's few restored haciendas and their cordial cash-strapped owners with their boxes of old family photos.

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Wednesday February 04  9:00pm
Sports: Alebrijes soccer game

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

Thursday February 05  1:00pm $150 pesos, library members $120 pesos
Lecture: History of Mexico - Part Two of Two

Oaxaca Lending Library
Pino Suárez 519
A perennial sell-out, Mary Randall's overview series on Mexico from the Conquest through the Revolution is a college-level, two-part series lecture. It includes a bibliography, maps, handouts, and encourages your participation. The program will be accompanied by a Power Point presentation. Will be repeated on Tuesday, February 3 and Thursday, February 5, 1 PM.

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Friday February 06  10:00am $500 pesos
2 Day Workshop: Dyeing Silk with Cochinilla & Cempasúchi

Textile Museum
Hidalgo & Fiallo
Goes from 10 to 2 pm on the 6th and the 7th. Sign up in advance at the Museum.

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Friday February 06  8:00pm Free
Ediciones inubicalistas: Edición Artesanal e Independiente

Biblioteca Henestrosa
Porfirio Díaz & Morelos

Saturday February 07  9:00am $600 pesos
Tour: Visit a Libros Para Pueblos Library

see poster for details

Contact Enid Lynn at edinlynn47@gmailcom for more information or to reserve
Click here for more information about the program

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Saturday February 07  7:30pm Free
Music: Chifladas Tango

Biblioteca Henestrosa
Porfirio Díaz & Morelos

Click here for more information

Monday February 09  5:00pm $100 pesos, $70 for library members
Lecture: Tecuichpo/Isabel Moctezuma: The Last Aztec Princess by Rose Anna Mueller

Oaxaca Lending Library
Pino Suárez 519
Tecuichpo (1510- 1550), later baptized Isabel Moctezuma, was the sole heir of Moctezuma II. Living during the Spanish conquest of Mexico, she was married to several relatives to keep the dynasty alive, bore Cortes a daughter, and later married three Spanish husbands. The presentation examines her life through historical and popular culture sources.

Wednesday February 11  5:00pm $100 pesos, $70 for library members
Lecture: Organs of Oaxaca by Cicely Winter

Oaxaca Lending Library
Pino Suárez 519
This presentation will focus on a little-known aspect of Oaxaca’s rich cultural heritage, the fascinating and idiosyncratic group of 72 historic pipe organs built according to Spanish models from the late 17th to late 19th centuries. It will also describe the work of the Instituto de Organos Históricos de Oaxaca to protect, conserve, and promote the organs at the local, national, and international level.
Click here for more information

Friday February 13  8:00pm $100 pesos
Music: Daniel Cruz, violin, & Dula Cedillo, piano

Sala Cuicacalli
Guerrero 606
Music by Bach, Beethoven, Stravinsky & Tapia Colman

Saturday February 14  11:30am
Music: Tchaikovsky’s Iolanta / Bartok's Bluebeard's Castle—New Production

Teatro Macadonio Alcalá
Independencia & 5 de Mayo
New York Metropolitan Opera in High Definition: On the heels of her triumphant Met performances in Eugene Onegin, soprano Anna Netrebko takes on another Tchaikovsky heroine in the first opera of this intriguing double bill, consisting of an enchanting fairy tale (Iolanta) followed by an erotic psychological thriller (Duke Bluebeard’s Castle). Netrebko stars as the beautiful blind girl who experiences love for the first time in Iolanta, while Nadja Michael is the unwitting victim of the diabolical Bluebeard, played by Mikhail Petrenko. Both operas are directed by Mariusz Trelinski, who was inspired by classic noir films of the 1940s. Iolanta also stars Piotr Beczala, and Valery Gergiev conducts both operas.
Click here for more information

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

Benito Juárez Stadium
Cardenas & Cuidad de las Canteras

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Saturday February 14  7:00pm $150-500 pesos
Music: Ximena Sariorana

Guelaguetza Stadium
Cerro del Fortin
Tickets at Ahorro Pharmacies
Click here to see a video

Sunday February 15  10:00am Free
Flea Market

Oaxaca Lending Library
Pino Suárez 519

Monday February 16  5:00pm $100 pesos, $70 for library members
Lecture: The Secret Jewish Community in Colonial Mexico Presented by Linda Davidson and David Gitlitz

Oaxaca Lending Library
Pino Suárez 519
Who were the first Jews in Mexico? Where did they come from and why did they come here? What was their religion like, and what happened to them? And how is it that we know so much about them? David Gitlitz will explore these and other related questions about 16th-century Mexico.

Tuesday February 17  1:00pm $150 pesos, library members $120 pesos
Lecture: Soldiers, Beggars and Dogs: The Four Great Religious Orders & Their Presence in Oaxaca Presented by Mary Randall

Oaxaca Lending Library
Pino Suárez 519
This lecture will trace the history of the Dominicans, Augustinians, Franciscans, and Jesuits as they arrived in Oaxaca, built their churches, struggled through the centuries, and as their facilities are today. Mary Randall's two-hour lecture will include handouts and a Power Point presentation with photography by Robert Megard.

Tuesday February 17  5:00pm $150 pesos, library members $120 pesos
Lecture: Oaxacan Textiles: A fiber-lover talks about her passion Presented by Rebecca Severeide

Oaxaca Lending Library
Pino Suárez 519
Oaxaca is the textile capital of Mexico – rugs, back strap weaving, shuttle race weaving, embroidery, hand spinning, even nature’s own colored cotton as well as natural and commercial dyes. The presen-tation will use slides and items out of personal collections to showcase some of the wonders of this ancient art. Suggestions for museums and villages to visit will be highlighted as well as comparisons to textiles of other places.

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Tuesday February 17  6:00pm Free
Workshop: Italian Literature

Biblioteca Henestrosa
Porfirio Díaz & Morelos
Every Tuesday and Friday until June 5th. given by Kurt Hackbarth in Spanish.

Margie's Pick

Wednesday February 18  5:00pm $100 pesos, $70 for library members
Lecture: Paris Climat 2015 by Larry Gussin

Oaxaca Lending Library
Pino Suárez 519
In January, 2014 his climate solutions slide presentation at OLL drew a packed house. This year he will focus on the latest scientific assessments of climate change, on the “all hands on deck” efforts to get an international agreement on climate solutions at the UN meeting in Paris in November 2015, and on what citizens of every country can do. Larry Gussin, formerly principle original investigator at Nest Labs, is a volunteer climate solutions activist with Sierra Club and Climate Reality Project. His Gussin Climate Action Fund is a donor-advised fund at The Sierra Club Foundation. This is his third visit to Oaxaca.

Thursday February 19  5:00pm $150 pesos, library members $120 pesos
Lecture: The Women of Mexican History Presented by Mary Randall

Oaxaca Lending Library
Pino Suárez 519
This new class will explore the feminine figures in Mexican history from the pre-Columbian to the current era. Often obscure or unappreciated, these women, like multitudes of others, have contributed greatly to the country's rich cultural development. The program will be accompanied by a Power Point presentation.

Sunday February 22  4:00pm $80 pesos at the purple door
Music: Jazz and Mexican Melodies with Marta Saenz

Casa Colonial
Miguel Negrete 105

Monday February 23  5:00pm $100 pesos, $70 for library members
Lecture: Islamic Architectural Influence on Oaxaca City Presented by Tom Mounkhall

Oaxaca Lending Library
Pino Suárez 519
Islamic Architectural Influence on Oaxaca City will focus on the diffusion of Ancient Persian, Medieval Arabic, North African and Andalucian architectural elements to Spanish Anteguerra.

Tuesday February 24  5:00pm Free
POETRY READING Birds on a Wire: Local Poets Read their Work Caroline Cottom, Jim Breedlove, and friends

Oaxaca Lending Library
Pino Suárez 519
We will read for those who love poetry and those who would like to understand and love poetry more. Poets will discuss their poems and will read poems twice so that listeners can savor the words. We will also bring copies of poems that are longer or more complex, so the audience can follow along.

Tuesday February 24  5:00pm Free
Presentation by Author: Death in Oaxaca Presented by Graphic Novelist Steve Lafler

Oaxaca Lending Library
Pino Suárez 519
Cartoonist Steve Lafler presents his latest work Death in Oaxaca with a slide show and lecture. The book portrays the expat life in Oaxaca, brimming with delicious food, cultural wonders, new friends and uncanny experience ranging from the sublime to comic confusion. Throw in a 2000-year old Zapotec vampire who prefers chicken (he's far too polite to drink human blood), and things get really interesting.

Wednesday February 25  5:00pm $130 pesos, $100 pesos for library members
Lecture: The Zaachila and Cuilapan Kingdoms in the Valley of Oaxaca in the 15th century

Oaxaca Lending Library
Pino Suárez 519
Cuilapan de Guerrero and la Villa de Zaachila are two neighboring towns located in the countryside 10 and 12 kilometers to the south of Oaxaca City. Learn about lords 9 and 5 flower of Zaachila, consider the treasures found in their family tombs and find out about the war with Cuilapan that appears to have sent the Zaachila ruling dynasty fleeing to the Isthmus.

Thursday February 26  9:00am $300 pesos
Tour: Zaachila and Cuilapan

leaving from the Oaxaca Lending Library
Pino Suárez 519
We will visit the Dominican Ex Convent of Santiago Apóstol at Cuilapan, the archaeological laboratories of the Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia housed in the ex-convent and a tour of the Zaachila archaeological zone. We will also stop at Hacienda Cuilapam for a buffet lunch with live music and over 50 dishes to choose from. Cost for buffet MX$130/per person plus drinks and tips, is in addition to the transportation costs stated above.

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Friday February 27  6:00pm Free
Book Presentation: Dark Matter by Enriketta Luissi

IAGO- Graphic Arts Institute
M. Alcalá 507

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Saturday February 28  5:00pm
Sports: Alebrijes soccer game

Benito Juárez Stadium
Cardenas & Cuidad de las Canteras

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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

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

Benito Juárez Stadium
Cardenas & Cuidad de las Canteras

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

Benito Juárez Stadium
Cardenas & Cuidad de las Canteras

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

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.

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
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
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.

Margie's Pick


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.


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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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Free
Witches’ Tuesday
Zócalo
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.