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More than Just Acting

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By Judy Sasson San Miguel de Allende is fortunate to have as many as 83 NGOs dedicated to improving social welfare through various initiatives, all of which have left their mark on the various sectors in which they are involved. One might think that these organizations, working together with government agencies, should be more than [...]

Spectators Become Participants at Fábrica la Aurora’s Art-Themed Day of the Dead Event

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By Edward Swift Fábrica la Aurora´s annual celebration of México’s Day of the Dead holiday will take place on Saturday, November 2, with galleries and shops open and altars dedicated to departed loved-ones or famous popular figures. In many galleries at this event, new exhibits will be on display, and music will welcome visitors as [...]

Master Weaver’s Vibrant Rugs at Mask Museum Event Reflect Their Creator’s Happiness

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By Barbara Erickson As part of Casa de la Cuesta’s Day of the Dead celebrations, Master Zapotec weaver Jacobo Mendoza returns to San Miguel de Allende to show and sell his masterpiece rugs and wall hangings October 30–November 1. At 1pm on each of those days, Heidi Levasseur will give an informative talk on Day [...]

Eco-Art Event Takes Aim at Disposable Fashion’s Environmental and Social Costs

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By Ileana Muñiz For the first time in San Miguel de Allende, eco-activist and artist Chía Ortegón presents an eco-fashion-art installation show entitled #ImEcoMuse “L’Amante de la Naturaleza.” #ImEcoMuse is an immersive art installation in which the staging is designed so that the audience members are not simply spectators but active participants in the program. [...]

New Chapel of Jimmy Ray Exhibit Celebrates the Joys of Idiosyncrasy

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By Richard Lorenz The nights are drawing in, the dead are preparing for their annual visit, and everyone needs something to distract them from the nonstop daily news onslaught. That something could be this exuberant celebrative art opening at the Chapel of Jimmy Ray Gallery on Saturday, October 26. Dancing mojigangas serving tasty bellinis and [...]

Ángela Peralta Brings the Met’s Live Movie-Theater Broadcasts to San Miguel

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By Fredric Dannen It is difficult to think of a more lavish and opulent production of an opera than Franco Zeffirelli’s staging of Giacomo Puccini’s Turandot, which the Italian director debuted at the Metropolitan Opera in New York in 1987. From the moment the curtain rises on China’s Imperial City, the setting for the opera, [...]

North Dakota Points the Way Out of States’ “Too Big to Fail” Banking Trap

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By Cliff DuRand When the big Wall Street banks crashed the economy a decade ago due to their financial speculation, many people began to ask, “Why should we put our money at risk with Wall Street?” Although the federal government bailed these banks out with billions of dollars at taxpayer expense, it was a clear [...]

Casa Europa Exhibit Encourages Viewers to Engage with the Sociopolitical

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By ML Levitan In Casa Europa México’s upcoming art exhibit, Sube y Baja / Up and Down, two local artists explore the concept of the seesaw nature of political, social, economic, and cultural issues occurring on both sides of the border today. This exciting work by artists Debra Thomson and Juan Carlos Cazares tackles the [...]

Stories of Time Travel, Leonardo da Vinci, and a Magic Carpet Give Storytelling Festival a Big Sendoff

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By Lee Harris The 2019 San Miguel International Storytelling Festival concludes with the Showcase Finale, which from the festival’s founding in 2013 has been the most popular storytelling event of the year. The Showcase presents the best stories that have been crafted and told throughout the festival’s events and workshops that year. For over six [...]

Prose Café Guest Authors Take On Difficult Issues of Race and Injustice

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By Rosaleen Bertolino Please join us on October 3, when Prose Café is honored to present three gifted local writers with work that tackles the challenging issues of race, injustice, and more. Before moving to San Miguel de Allende in 2005, Cynthia Simmons lived in Atlanta, New York City, and, briefly, in New Orleans. She [...]

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