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City Government and NGO Coalition Form Commission on Preserving Water Supplies


By Bruce Janklow On the eve of World Water Day 2019, San Miguel de Allende’s municipal government and a coalition of 13 San Miguel NGOs signed an agreement to work together to create a planning document for the municipality’s water supplies. The two groups, which have formed a joint commission whose mission is to complete [...]

Vistas de San Miguel


Vistas de San Miguel is a graphic reportage of scenes and events in San Miguel de Allende by Susan Dorf, a local artist who has an eye for noticing and capturing the unusual moments and details in everyday scenes. You can view the series and purchase prints on her website, as well as find information [...]

The 12-Kilometer Journey of the Bloody Christ

By Jesús Aguado The Lord of the Column arrives at San Juan de Dios Church the morning of Sunday, April 2. The tradition dates from 1823 when, according to the chronicles, a plague infested the Village of San Miguel el Grande and the Christ was brought out in hope of a miracle. The sculpture of [...]

Facing Eviction, San Miguel Playhouse Begins Fundraising for a Permanent Home

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By Henry Vermillion Ah, the good old days! Can we be nostalgic about something that happened only four years ago? Of course. I remember the opening of the San Miguel Playhouse on October 15, 2014, and its staging of its first play, Moonlight and Magnolias, like it was yesterday. Local actors Jim Newell, Ken Albanese, [...]

Benefit Party Raising Money to Save Guadiana Park’s Trees


By Signe Hammer After five years of restoration, Guadiana Park is now one of the most beautiful parks in San Miguel de Allende. Everyone—whether sitting, strolling, playing, or walking their dogs—loves the park’s trees for their beauty and their shade. But many of those trees are infested with la plaga—ball moss and mistletoe. If not [...]

Deaf Students Selling High-End Handmade Items at Special Education School Sale


By Sharon Doherty The older students of Escuela de Educación Especial de San Miguel de Allende (the San Miguel de Allende School for Special Education), known as EEESMA, will again be showcasing their handmade creations at a craft fair taking place at the school on April 3. Several students of this school for the deaf [...]

How Hip-Hop Could Help Save San Miguel’s Disenfranchised Youth

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By Guadalupe Apoderado San Miguel de Allende is undergoing a massive economic and social transformation that is changing the city’s identity. Each day there are more golf courses, condominiums, and five-star restaurants and fewer opportunities and places where Sanmiguelenses can express themselves. Thanks to the booming tourism industry, money pours into the center of town [...]

Hello Springtime! Bazaar of Alternative Design Is Back at Centro Cultural Allende

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By Jade Arroyo Meet young Mexican talent this weekend in the spring edition of the Bazaar of Alternative Design, featuring an abundance of handmade items, including fashion, art, designer jewelry, textiles, and handmade mezcal. For five years, the bazaar has been a venue for young Mexican designers and entrepreneurs to introduce their innovative products in [...]

Sunday’s Unitarian Universalist Service Goes Back to Basics

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By Jon Sievert At this week’s Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Service of San Miguel de Allende (UUFSMA), Affiliate Minister Tom Rosiello explores what defines Unitarian Universalism (UU) and what distinguishes it from other religions. According to Rev Rosiello, there are many misunderstandings about UU. Even longtime members often have a difficult time articulating the core of [...]

Musician Zoe Lewis Brings a Bit of Provincetown to Shelter Theater

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By John Wharton One of Shelter Theater’s favorite musicians is back with the most feel-good show ever! Musician Zoe Lewis’s style ranges from vintage jazz, gypsy swing, Latin grooves, international folk, and funk originals, all played on everything from the piano to musical spoons. Winner of the Colorado Rocky Mountain Folks “Festival Troubadour” award in [...]

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