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A Tribute to Leonard Cohen

Leonard Cohen

By David Johansse “I took trip after trip, sitting on my terrace in Greece, waiting to see God,” Leonard Cohen once mused, “but generally, I just ended up with a bad hangover.” Please join some of San Miguel’s finest musicians for their tribute to this legendary singer-songwriter at Shelter Theater, Thursday, December 29 at 7pm. [...]

A Fascinating History of Christmas


By Jon Sievert Did you know that Christmas was once against the law in America? Or that the date we celebrate Christmas was chosen by Bishop Liberius of Rome in 354 CE? At this week’s Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Service, I’ll tell he fascinating story of how the Christmas holiday and traditions were established. UU Service, [...]

Hesitancy to Pageantry at Centro Infantil San Pablo


By Mireille Rita Grovier, photography by Jay Grovier “The best-laid plans of mice and men often go awry” is a saying adapted from a line in the poem “To A Mouse” by Robert Burns, a National Poet of Scotland. The saying readily applied to Centro Infantil’s Pastorela on Sunday, December 11 at St. Paul’s Anglican [...]

Three Kings Day Toy Drive


By Sharon Doherty The seventh annual toy drive for rural children is now underway! A group of friends are asking you to join in “the joy of giving to others” by purchasing a new toy for a boy or girl between the ages of 4 and 12 years who attends school in underserved San Miguel [...]

Oaxaca in San Miguel

By Lupita Meza Oaxaca is the birthplace of La Guelaguetza, an annual indigenous cultural event. This month, December 11–26, the “Oaxaca” exhibition will demonstrate Oaxaca’s ample creativity with an exceptional and vibrant commercial exhibition of its cultural heritage in the historic center of San Miguel de Allende. The exhibition can be viewed at Casa de [...]

A New Kind of Shabbat Service for the New Year: First Friday … Live!


By Mark Johaningsmeir Join us for a short, lively, and celebratory musical Shabbat service. We will honor the traditions of Judaism by using familiar and contemporary poetry, songs, stories, and other readings. You will be invited to join in the singing and share in the readings. Spiritual Community First Friday … Live! Fri, Jan 6, [...]

A Very Special Hanukah


By Carole Stone A very special Hanukah, the Jewish festival of lights, begins at sundown on December 24⎯another landmark in the Jewish presence in San Miguel. The blessing for the first candle on the eight-branch menorah will be chanted as its flame is kindled. Strains of “Who Can Retell?” and “Don’t Let the Lights Go [...]

Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner Meets Nanook of the North


By Bram Morrison As I was researching Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner in the context of the history of cinema, the film Nanook of the North kept popping up. I had since childhood thought of “Nanook” as the name you called your friend all dressed up in parka and boots, frolicking in the snow—a meme whose [...]

Soccer Star Ronaldo’s Tax Goals

Opinion By Orlando Gotay In recent days, we have learned that Spanish tax authorities are charging soccer superstar Cristiano Ronaldo with various counts of what amounts to be tax evasion. Potential penalties can be steep. Some talk mentions prison time of up to two years per year of the allegedly fraudulent conduct… give or take, [...]

Music, Munchies, and Margaritas Plus Tours of The Other Face of Mexico Mask Museum


By Donna Quathamer Want to get in the Christmas spirit? Start the holiday season helping Casa de los Ángeles. What better way than to spend a December afternoon in a beautiful setting, enjoying refreshments, and listening to wonderful music—and at the same time benefiting a worthy local charity. On Wednesday, December 14, Casa de la [...]

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