Category archives for: Centrales

Dancers conquered by the Lord of the Conquest

By Jesús Ibarra, photos by Jade Arroyo Dancers, dressed in the pre-Hispanic Indian way, with colorful plumes and seed pod rattles,  danced from sunset to sunrise on Friday, March 7, to celebrate the venerated Lord of the Conquest, a figure representing Christ crucified, in a festivity with an old tradition in San Miguel. While the [...]

Third folk-art toy competition

By Jade Arroyo The Mexican folk-art toy museum, “La Esquina” (The Corner), in conjunction with FONART (National Fund to Promote Handicrafts), has organized a contest to seek out the best Mexican folk-art toy makers. This year, it celebrates its third edition. Last week the call for this year’s competition was publicized. La Esquina has the [...]

Kastenbaum’s “Light and Shadow” at Bellas Artes

By Magdiel Pérez, translated by Cati Demme To reproduce an object in its surroundings upon the surface of a sheet of paper, the creator makes use of the basic principles of drawing, the placement of light and shadow, the building of foreshortening to create a realistic image that can seduce the eye of the viewer. [...]

World Music Day June 21

By Antonio de Jesús Aguado On June 21, World Music Day is celebrated. In this event anyone can play music in any place, but always following the simple rule that the music must be free. World Music Day was the idea of Jack Lang, the French Minister of Culture in 1981. June 21 was selected [...]

Traditional Cooks Meeting at the Charco del Ingenio

By Karina Marquez In order to promote the conservation of traditional Mexican cuisine within the San Miguel Festival Gourmet, on 7 and 8 June, there will be the first meeting of Michoacan Traditional Cooks in San Miguel de Allende, which will take place in El Charco del Ingenio and will include the participation of Chef [...]

Are You Missing Something?

Text and photos by Richard Cretcher Possibly, if you haven’t visited El Charco recently. The presa and the wild flowers are waiting for the rainy season, but the Cacti don’t care. These plants are in full bloom now providing a spectacular show of color and design. An easy walk from the entrance will reward the [...]

Adios Támbula

By Atención staff Photos by Russel Monk, Gabriela Villareal For 32 years he sold Atención and other newspapers and magazines at the Jardín. He inherited the job from his father, who was a newspaper delivery man, but he settled down by getting a permit to sell in the Jardín. He was Bernabé González Silva, better [...]

East/West Cultures Clash in León “Butterfly”

By John Bills The Teatro del Bicentenario in León opened its 2013 opera season on April 14th with an innovative production of Puccini’s Madame Butterfly, designed and directed by Juliana Faesler. Based on the play by David Belasco, Puccini tells the story of a Japanese geisha whose love for an American sailor leads to tragic [...]

101 children artists at the Consejo Turístico

By Karina Marquez As part of the activities of the Festival San Miguel Arte,  the exhibition “101 children artists”, opened in rooms 1 and 2 of the Tourist Council, with paintings by children from the Children’s Art Foundation of San Miguel, CAF, led by local artist Hannah Jarmain, which encourages children to express themselves through [...]

Spring equinox concert at El Charco

By Jesús Ibarra The nature reserve and botanical garden El Charco del Ingenio celebrated the spring equinox last Sunday, March 23, at 5:30pm, with an open-air concert performed in the beautiful natural setting of El Charco’s canyon. The concert was given by Mexican flautist Horacio Franco and cellist Asaf Kolerstein, from Israel. The concert included [...]

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