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Alan Jordan Directs Religious Satire Play at Shelter Theater

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By John Wharton Based on the book by former Daily Show head writer David Javerbaum, An Act of God was heralded by one critic as “like the Bible narrated by Mel Brooks on crack-laced manna.” Acclaimed director Alan Jordan brings An Act of God to Shelter Theater, exploring religion’s influence on society’s most poignant prejudices. [...]

Security is his Business: Rotary Presents Manuel Zavala


By David Bossman “When we began Sirce Alarm Systems in 1995, we never thought that it would grow into such a big operation here in San Miguel de Allende. Who knew that house robberies would increase by so much in just a little more than two decades—here and almost everywhere?” Manuel Zavala Ortiz, owner and [...]

Rotary Midday to Hold a Superbowl Party to Fight Polio


By Skip Essick Help out a super cause on Superbowl Sunday: the fight against polio is the focus of the Midday Rotary Club’s annual Superbowl Party, happening this year at Tacos el Pata restaurant. You won’t miss any of the action as it plays out on the giant-screen TVs throughout the restaurant. Superbowl LIII promises [...]

Two Esteemed Guests to visit the Jewish Cultural and Community Center

By Carole J Stone The Comunidad Hebrea En San Miguel de Allende (CHESMA) is proud to announce the visit of Rabbi Felipe Yafe February 1–3. Rabbi Yafe will lead a weekend-long Shabbaton at the Jewish Cultural and Community Center (JC3). Yafe, who hails from Argentina, has been director and dean of the Marshall T. Meyer [...]

Jóvenes Adelante’s Annual Fundraiser Sold Out Six Weeks Ahead

Casa Riad Salons Event 2019

By Kate Greenaway By New Year’s Day 2019, Jóvenes Adelante’s (JA) event-of-the-year was sold out. The invitation-only gala will be held at a private home, Casa Riad Salons in Atotonilco. The program, God Bless the Child—a concert of jazz, spirituals, and standards—will feature countertenor Don Krim, pianist Alexander Pashkov, and scheduled special guest performers Lady [...]

First Friday…Live! Offers a Lively, Musical Kabbalat Shabbat Service Open to All


By Mark Johaningsmeir We invite you to join us for our once-a-month First Friday…Live Kabbalat Shabbat Service, this month held on the second Friday of February, Feb 8. Our FFL Shabbat celebrations are now in their third year. We welcome all to this lively, brief musical Shabbat service. We honor the traditions of Judaism by [...]

Two Hearts Mended, One Befriended: New Casa Hogar Program Teaches Residents to Train San Miguel’s Street Dogs


By Marie Abercrombie Hi everyone, my name is Jake! A kind man named Paul found me curled up in a ball, trying to keep warm! You know how cold nights get here in San Miguel de Allende. Paul took me into his warm home. He couldn’t keep me for long, but he was lucky enough [...]

Unitarian Universalists Speaker to Focus on Recognizing Personal Strength and Power


By Jon Sievert At this Sunday’s Unitarian Universalist Fellowship service, The Reverend Debra Faulk of the Unitarian Church of Calgary addresses how we limit ourselves by giving into fear without recognizing our own strength and power. Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate—our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It [...]

Shelter Theater’s Upcoming Schedule Features Play Readings, Storytelling and Anam Cara

Anam Cara

By John Wharton Anam Cara, (whose name in Celtic means “soul friends”) is San Miguel’s refreshing, new musical venture interpreting songs from the ’60s and ’70s as well as traditional folk tunes in deliciously updated arrangements with an Irish lilt. Members Catherine Bryne, Marc Taylor, Jordan Beslow, and Larry Dworksy draw from such unlikely sources [...]

Rotary Introduces American Expats to Their “Longtime Friend” in the US Consulate


By Skip Essick Ed Clancy has been a friend to many US expats for a number of years. Prior to coming to San Miguel de Allende in 2001, Mr Clancy was a corporate lawyer and a CFO. In 2006, he was appointed the United States Consular Agent in San Miguel de Allende, a position he [...]

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