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La Biblioteca


75 years of Foreigners in San Miguel de Allende

By Arturo Morales

Wed, Jun 22, 3pm

Sala Quetzal

100 pesos

San Miguel de Allende has always been a physiographic and cultural border since the first agricultural communities of the ethnic “chupícuaro” groups populated the valleys and flood plains on the margins of the river Laja, San Damián, El Canelo, La Virgen, and others of the San Miguel de Allende municipality and its surroundings. Contemporary life in our territory has been influenced by the presence of the foreigners since 1939, the year when the Centro Cultural Ignacio Ramirez “El Nigromante”, commonly known as Bellas Artes, was inaugurated.

Since then, San Miguel de Allende and the surrounding countryside have gladly welcomed foreigners from more than 60 countries that for 75 years influenced four generations of native-born in the middle of changes in the world and Mexico.



The San Francisco All Star Cabaret Singers

Thu, Jun 23, 2pm

250 pesos

Fri and Sat, Jun 24 and 25, 7:30pm

200 Pesos

Teatro Santa Ana

The San Francisco Cabaret All Stars will present a show that includes a repertoire of songs from jazz to international pop, opera, and cabaret, in English, French, Spanish, and Italian. This cast of professional performers from California entertains in several venues throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. The Friday and Saturday evening shows will also include a local guest, the popular Blues singer, JK O’Donnell, and musicians Miguel Favero and Ruben Olvera.


Flamenco Guitar and South American Harp Concert

Mon, Jun 20, and Thu, Jun 23, 7:30 pm

Sala Quetzal

150 pesos

No matter how many times you listen to Sergio Basurto, you will always find new brio in his flamenco guitar and a new nostalgic thought about the places visited in Latin America. This unassuming musician—who very clearly belongs to a greater hall, let’s say Carnegie—prefers to delight his audiences in San Miguel, where he has found his niche among the international visitors who brighten San Miguel’s landscape daily.



Mexico Gold, God and Glory

English language

Spanish subtitles

Sun, Jun 26, 2pm

60 pesos

Tens of thousands of years ago, several groups of nomadic hunters crossed a geological bridge between Siberia and Alaska formed in the Bering Strait. The groups slowly spread southward over the lands of North America. About 22,000 years ago, these nomadic hunters entered the untamed territory of what is now known as Mexico. Before the arrival of Cortes in 1519, the land that would become Mexico had already seen some of the greatest leaders and warriors in the history of man. However, in the collision between the Old and the New World, its future was forged. The history of ancient empires that inhabited the high valleys and rugged mountains, the impressive ruins of Teotihuacan and Palenque, as well as relics of the Mayan and Toltec, the mysteries of the most sophisticated civilizations that have existed, including the practice of human sacrifice, made the Aztecs in the most powerful people in the New World.



Sat, Jun 25, 2pm

English Language

Spanish Subtitles

60 pesos

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McFarland, USA (also known as McFarland) is a 2015 American sports drama film directed by Niki Caro, produced by Mark Ciardi and Gordon Gray, written by Christopher Cleveland, Bettina Gilois, and Grant Thompson, with music composed by Antonio Pinto. The film was co-produced by Walt Disney Pictures and Mayhem Pictures. Based on the true story of a 1987 cross country team from a mainly Latino high school in McFarland, California, the film stars Kevin Costner as Jim White, the school’s coach, who leads the team to win a state championship. The film also stars Maria Bello and Morgan Saylor.


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