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Archive for: December, 2015

Mala of the Heart, 108 Sacred Poems: A Book Presentation

By Marie Moebius Mala of the Heart is an inspirational convergence of great saints, prophets, and poets who have walked the Earth before us. This beautifully edited book contains 108 poems, as the 108 prayer beads of the mala are used by the Buddhists to connect the body with the sacred. Similar to prayers, poetry [...]

It’s PEN Time Again

By Pat Hirschl The 2016 Winter Series marks 30 years of San Miguel PEN events supporting freedom of expression around the world. Distinguished writers donate their time and talent; all proceeds go to PEN’s work internationally and in San Miguel. PEN 2016 Winter Series Tuesdays, 6pm Bellas Artes 100 pesos Jennifer Clement was president [...]

San Miguel Poetry Week

By Kathy Snodgrass Once again, San Miguel Poetry Week, now in its 19th year, invites the general public to nightly 7pm poetry readings at Teatro Santa Ana. Admission is free. For more information about San Miguel Poetry Week, go to This year’s faculty and guest poets come from Great Britain, the US, and Mexico. [...]

Waltzes, Overtures, and Polkas

By Antonio Cabrero The great musicians of Johann Strauss Jr.’s time appreciated and enjoyed his music. Brahms, appearing with him in a rare photograph, above, was a personal friend and mentor. Wagner used to say he particularly loved his waltz, “Wine, Women, and Song,” but then again, that was the perfect subject for Wagner. Tchaikovsky, [...]

Classic Russian Technique Meets Intense Passion, Pianist Pashkov plays San Miguel

By Mittie Roger Pianist Alexander Pashkov, who played with the Kirov Orchestra under Gergiev, returns to San Miguel after his superb concerts for us last season. With a classical Russian technique paired with the intense passion of his playing, Pashkov leaves audiences entranced, not wanting his recitals to end. He will play two entirely new [...]

San Miguel Writers Winter Showcase at Teatro Santa Ana

By David Temple San Miguel Playwrights is pleased to present its second annual Winter Showcase of original works for the stage in the Teatro Santa Ana at La Biblioteca. This year three performance nights are Friday and Saturday, February 5 and 6, at 7pm, and Sunday, February 7, at 6pm. Reserved seat tickets, priced at [...]

A San Miguel Playwright’s Journey

By Marthe Fraser In the mid-eighties, I was captivated with the San Miguel Playreaders. It’s a wonderful group for many reasons but especially because they considered me young at the ripe old age of 40. There I was being cast in roles of young 20s! So the bug bit me, and I adored being thought [...]

Traditional New Year’s Eve Bullfight at Plaza Oriente

By Henry Vermillion After months of absence, bullfighting returns on December 31 at 4pm with the festive traditional New Year’s Eve corrida de toros in the Plaza Oriente on Recreo in downtown San Miguel. Bullfight Thu, Dec 31, 4pm With matadors Rogelio Treviño and Ignacio Garibay Plaza de Toros Oriente The featured matadors are Rogelio [...]

Unblock Your Hearts for Peace

By Ella Olivares Powell Do you realize that everything in the world is connected? Unfortunately, most people don’t think of themselves as connected to everything. Right now on this planet, there are a lot of people with anger and fear in their hearts. They believe they are alone. They don’t feel connected. They think they [...]

Van Doren Metal Art Workshop Opens Its Doors to the Public

By Rita DeBrito Eight months ago, Lane Van Doren, a well-known artist here in San Miguel de Allende, was joined by his son and fellow artist, Alexander, in Van Doren Studio. For the first time Lane and Alex are opening their commercial metal art studio for those interested in learning to produce works of metal [...]

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