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I’m Here for San Miguel

Bram Morrison, photo by Lisa Macintosh

By Bram Morrison They say that when you come to San Miguel, you can become whatever you want. So, I’m here and have given myself the opportunity to revive and grow the solo artist I started out as back in the ’60s. A folksinger with young beard, jeans, and boots, of coffee houses and folk [...]

Food Films Festival to Aid Biblioteca Publica Scholarship Fund

By Ruth Milikin Generosity is the hallmark of San Miguel, and the festival is tremendously grateful to our sponsor restaurants and culinary purveyors. Each film will be followed by a courtyard reception at which botanas and beverages from Corona will be offered. The reception offerings are included with your film ticket. Each film’s sponsor will [...]

Events Sponsored by the Center for Global Justice

John Perkins

By Cliff DuRand Lecture The Center for Global Justice and Caminos de Agua present: “Conversation with John Perkins: Social and Environmental Justice” Tue, Feb 9, 1pm Teatro Santa Ana La Biblioteca Reloj 50A 200 pesos Lecture “NATO: The Bananazation of Europe” By Dr. Joan Roleofs Wed, Feb 10, 11am Sala Quetzal La Biblioteca Reloj 50A [...]

Benefit Concert for Biblioteca Scholarships


By Jaci Winters Whether mining the depths of human emotion or pleading the case for social and environmental justice, veteran Canadian folk singer-songwriter Ken Dunn has provoked, inspired, and warmed the hearts of audiences both large and small across Canada, the US, and Central America. Concert A Benefit for La Biblioteca Scholarship Fund with Ken [...]

Rural Ed Looking for Children’s Books in Spanish

By Maureen Radl Reading is one of the key skills for a full life, including employment. Children living in the campo have limited access to books other than the textbooks used in the schools, and literacy levels are lower than their urban counterparts—as low as fewer than two books per year. Some classrooms may have [...]

Wild Murals in Guadalupe


By Jan Baross Once again it’s mural season in San Miguel de Allende. Artists from all over the world have come to paint the walls of Guadalupe, an arty barrio of San Miguel. Residents stand in small groups and gaze skyward watching the progress on second- and third-story walls. This year’s crop of young artists [...]

San Miguel’s Official Youth Orchestra

Minerva, Tim and Arq. Gustavo Vargas

By Tania Noriz In an attempt to provide more and better spaces for the children and youth of San Miguel, Pro Musica has teamed up with the Department of Education and Culture to create the Pro Musica San Miguel Youth Orchestra. Children and adolescents ages 12­20 are welcome to join the Orchestra. Rehearsals are Thursdays, [...]

Fidel Castro—The Making of a Leader

Fidel Castro

By David Johanssen Fidel Castro transformed his Cuba from a corrupt fiefdom of the mighty USA to a Communist thorn in Uncle Sam’s side. But who is this charismatic figure who burst onto the Latin American scene to confront the young American president, JFK? Documentary and Discussion Spirits of the Jaguar: Forests of the Maya [...]

Granny Power in Africa and Canada

By Jon Sievert At this week’s Unitarian Universalist Fellowship service, activist Peggy Edwards discusses how older women in Africa and Canada are working in solidarity to turn the tide on HIV/AIDS in Africa and enable grandmothers there to raise millions of young people orphaned by the pandemic. UU Service With Peggy Edwards “Granny Power in [...]

Food Film Festival to Benefit La Biblioteca Scholarship Fund

By Ruth Milikin The Food Film Festival is launching this February as a perfect pairing of public service and culinary art to benefit La Biblioteca Publica’s Educational Scholarship Fund for local students. Ticket sales begin February 1. Food Film Festival Feb 16-18 Screenings at 11am and 6pm Teatro Santa Ana La Biblioteca 3-day festival pass: [...]

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