Category archives for: ARTS

Playreaders Is Back!

By Marthe Fraser We’re kicking off the SMA Playreaders’ season with a comedy to soften the blow of raising the admission price from 20 to 30 pesos. Even so, as I enjoy pointing out to folks, it’s still the best bargain in town. Canada’s and my favorite playwright, Norm Foster, has written another fun and [...]

El Circo Fantasma-Show

Por Ya Ya Silva En San Miguel Allende la actividad teatral continua, destellos por aquí y por allá de talento que se dispersa en los diferentes foros que ofrece la ciudad, pequeños, grandes, formales e improvisados. Este verano hay que poner atención a la cartelera que se prepara en estos espacios escénicos, entre ellos está [...]

The Phantom Circus Show

By Paul Drouin San Miguel de Allende has an active theater scene with local talent showcased in various venues around town. This summer season is shaping up to be an interesting one with, among others, the production at the Angela Peralta Theater of El Circo Fantasma (The Phantom Circus), a one-man performance by Christian Baumgartner. [...]

Musician Pascal Monzis Discuses Upcoming Concert

By Isela Cano   Isela Cano (I): Hello Pascal! How is it going? Such a pleasure to be here today with you talking about this great project that you have. Tell us, how do you feel about this concert? Pascal Monzies (P): Great! It feels nice to finally be able to share my work here [...]

Jazz Concert Is Tribute to Louis Armstrong and Billie Holiday

By Antonio Lozoya As part of the extraordinary concerts of the 24th edition of the International Jazz and Blues Festival, there will be a tribute concert for two jazz legends, Louis Armstrong and Billie Holiday, this Saturday, June 30, at the Angela Peralta Theater. Louis Daniel Armstrong (1901–1971), nicknamed “Satchmo,” “Satch,” and “Pops,” was an [...]

Your Deceptive Mind: Part 1, The Necessity of Thinking about Thinking

By Frank Simons Developing critical thinking skills is empowering and liberating, and it is a defense mechanism against the world that we live in. In this introductory lecture, the concept of metacognition will be introduced and you will learn why it is necessary. In addition, an overview of the purpose of this course will be [...]

Danzón? Never Heard Of It!

By Leonardo Rosen Since danzón virtually doesn’t exist outside Cuba and Mexico, the response “Danzón? Never heard of it!” from people not from those countries is not uncommon. Even San Miguel de Allende, a Mexican city, doesn’t have danzón as a tradition, or if it did, it disappeared long ago. However, this dance has a [...]

Folk Art Open House Sure to Dazzle


By Susan Page If you love Mexico, you will not want to miss Galería Atotonilco’s Open House, where you will see, “without doubt, the finest exhibition and sale of Mexican folk art in the entire country”, according to the editor of the magazine Artes de México, Alberto Ruy Sanchez. The finest exhibition of folk art [...]

Literary Sala Presents Works in Progress Readings By 10 Authors

By Susan Page One of the Literary Sala’s perennially popular events will occur on June 21 from 5 to 7 PM at the Aldea Hotel, when ten San Miguel de Allende writers will read from their works. You will hear a sampling of some of the best writers working here today, including fiction, nonfiction, memoir, [...]

Final Installment of Mind-Body Philosophy series at Meditation Center

By Frank Simons The Meditation Center presents the 24th and final part of the Great Courses series Mind-Body Philosophy this June 21. The title is “A Philosophical Science of Consciousness?” This lecture tackles the question of how to integrate a better philosophy of consciousness and a better science of mind. Throughout this series, in addition [...]

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