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Event Highlights

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tree Orchestra of Exiles, JC3 Film Series
Tuesday, March 31, 4pm
tree Easter Celebration, food, drink, film, prayer fire & conversation
Tuesday, March 31, 5:30pm
tree Art Events for Holy Week
Friday-Tuesday, March 27-31, 7-10pm
tree Birdwalk in the Botanical Garden
Wednesday, April 1, 9-11:30am
tree Indigenous, European & American Heritage in SMA - talk
Wednesday, April 1, 3pm
tree Obra de Teatro: Como Edith
Presentada por la Universidad de Guanajuato
Miércoles 1 de abril, 7:30 pm
tree Dancing the Ecstatic Body - workshop
Thursday, April 2, 5-7pm
tree "Happy Hour" at Markoffe Cafe, music
Thursday, April 2, 7:00–9:00pm
tree South American Harp and Flamenco Guitar concert
Monday, March 30 and Thursday, April 2, 7:30pm
tree Native Religious Celebrations of Holy Week
Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
tree Easter Procession, other Easter activities - native
Friday April 3, 12:00pm
tree Corrida de Toros Mixta Semana Santa - bullfight
viernes 3 de abril, 8:00pm
tree Welcoming Eros: Living an Erotically Embodied Life
workshop
Saturday, April 4, 10am-8pm
tree Laughter Yoga - workshop
Saturday, April 4, 11am-2pm
tree Cuban Son Concert, This “Feeling”
Saturday, April 4 cocktail 6 pm concert 6:30 pm
tree dancer Instituto Allende Arts and Crafts Fair
Friday, Saturday, Sunday, April 3, 4, 5, 10am-6pm
tree Dinner & Music, Gil Gutierrez & Lobo
Rancho Zandunga
Sunday, April 5, 2-6pm
tree Mindful Living: Intro to Secular Mindfulness - workshop
Mondays and Thursday 11am-1pm, April 6-23
tree Sing-Along, Drew Massicot, San Diego pianist
Tuesday, April 7, 7-8:30pm
tree Taller de Canto
lunes y miercoles, inciamos 8 de abril
tree Haciendas and Infrastructure of the Camino Real - talk/slides
Wednesday, April 8, 3pm
tree Community meeting with Dept. of Ecology/Animals
Thursday, April 9, 11am
tree dancer Art Walk Fabrica la Aurora
Saturday, April 11, 5-8pm
tree The 5th Dimension, Love and Guts, Michael Pedziwiatr - opening
Saturday April 11, 6-8pm
tree Homage to Buena Vista Social Club w/ trumpeter Luis Gasca
Saturday, April 11, 7:30pm
tree Indigenous Ritual & Primitive Cooking Classes
Wednesdays in April, 11am-3pm
tree This Month at the Teatro Angela Peralta
theater schedule
tree This Week at Shelter Theater
tree LifePath - events this week
Center for Learning, Healing and Retreat
tree Amigos de la Presa - This Month
kayaking
tree This Week at the JCCC
films, classes, services, more
throughout the week
Calendar
    ★ = onetime        purple = free        click titles for details
Tuesday, March 31
   08:00am  meditation:  also 8:50am, 5:30pm, Meditation Center

08:00am-  
Cost: free, donation
Location: Meditation Center of San Miguel, Callejón Blanco 4
Contact:
Website: http://www.medi​tationsma.org

8:00

8:50

5:30

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   10:00am  tour: Guided Tours of Botanical Garden, Charco

10:00am-12:00pm  
Cost: $80pesos, members $50
Location: El Charco
Contact:
Website: www.elcharco.org.mx

Tuesdays and Thursdays
in English
Walk the beautiful paths of El Charco and enjoy the beautiful landscape it has to offer. Discover the textures and smells of the various areas of the Garden, visit the Conservatory of Mexican Plants, the Scent Garden, flowers, the canyon, archaeological ruins, and much more.

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   10:00am  meeting: Animales SMA

10:00am-  
Cost: free, gratis
Location: Jardin east corner near clock-tower
Contact:
Website: www.facebook.com/groups/AnimalMapSMA


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   03:30pm  dinner: Via Organica Tuesday: Mexican Organic

03:30pm-09:00pm  
Cost: 145
Location: Via Organica, Margarito Ledezma 2 Col. Guadalupe
Contact: 415 152 8042 / 415 121 0540
Website: www.viaorganica.org

03:30pm dinner: Vía Orgánica Tuesday - MEXICAN

Everyday we offer a daily special from Monday to Saturday includes Glass of wine or House brewed beer and Dessert and Sunday Brunch includes coffee, tea, fresh fruit water or mimosa

Tuesday - MEXICAN $145 • Burrito stuffed with rice, beans & veggies served with guacamole, tortilla chips & salsa (beef, chicken or vegetarian)
• Seasonal salad

All of our plates are prepared using fresh ingredients free of pesticides, chemicals and hormones.

Monday to Sunday 8 am - 9:00 pm Margarito Ledesma #2 Colonia Guadalupe. San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, México.
www.viaorganica.org info@viaorganica.org Tel 415 152 8042 / 415 121 0540


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04:00pm  film: Drug Lord: The Legend of El Chapo

04:00pm-  
Cost: 50
Location: Shelter Theater, Vicente Guerrero 4, San Rafael
Contact: 154-7524, sheltervg4@gmail.com
Website:

Join us for a documentary and discussion on the story of El Chapo Guzman Tuesday, March 31st at 4 pm. Drug Lord: The Legend of El Chapo is a documentary that chronicles the hunt for the notorious Mexican drug lord. Forbes Magazine called him the "biggest drug lord of all time" surpassing the infamy of Pablo Escobar. 50 pesos.

This Week at Shelter Theater


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04:00pm  film: Orchestra of Exiles

04:00pm-  
Cost: 50, members free
Location: JCCC, Las Moras 47, corner of 5 de Mayo
Contact:
Website:

Orchestra of Exiles, JC3 Film Series

Tuesday, March 31, 4pm


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   05:00pm  meeting: Language Practice

05:00pm-06:30pm  
Cost:
Location: Biblioteca
Contact:
Website:

Bilingual conversation with friends.

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05:30pm  spirit: Easter Celebration, food, drink, film, prayer fire

05:30pm-  
Cost: 150
Location: St. Paul’s Church, Cardo 6
Contact:
Website:

Easter Celebration, food, drink, film, prayer fire & conversation

Tuesday, March 31, 5:30pm


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   07:00pm  meeting: Social Newcomers Club

07:00pm-  
Cost:
Location: varies, call
Contact: 152-0934
Website:

All welcome

Happy Hour with dinner.


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   07:00pm  dance: Milonga lessons/social, Mario

07:00pm-10:00pm  
Cost:
Location: MX Restaurant, calle San Francisco 8
Contact: Mario 152 1732
Website:


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   07:30pm  varied: Open Mic, Shelter Theater

07:30pm-09:00pm  
Cost: 30 pesos, includes a beer
Location: Shelter Theater, Vicente Guerrero 4, San Rafael
Contact: 154-7524, sheltervg4@gmail.com
Website: www.sheltervg4.com

A friendly cave of creativity where unassuming yet talented artists (mostly expats but everyone is welcome!) step onto the stage to do a random assortment of whatever tickles their fancy that night; classical guitar, poetry, a martial arts kata, a song...

This Week at Shelter Theater


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08:00pm  art: Art Events for Holy Week

08:00pm-  
Cost: free, gratis
Location: centro
Contact:
Website:

Art Events for Holy Week

Friday-Tuesday, March 27-31, 7-10pm


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music   happy hours   films   fitness
Wednesday, April 1
   08:00am  meditation:  also 8:50am, 5:30pm, Meditation Center

08:00am-  
Cost: free, donation
Location: Meditation Center of San Miguel, Callejón Blanco 4
Contact:
Website: http://www.medi​tationsma.org

8:00

8:50

5:30

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   08:00am  classes: Tai Chi and Qui Jung

08:00am-  
Cost: donation, donación
Location: Instituto Allende, back patio
Contact: call for details 152 5762
Website:

Mary Jane Miller is offering classes in Tai Chi and Qui Jung.
For many years classes in tai chi have been offered on the back patio in the Instituto Allende. As a matter of fact, I began there 18 years ago with Kelly Hecktman.
So join us, Monday, Wednesday, Friday 8am
by donation
come as you like when you like
call for details 152 5762
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09:00am  birding: Birdwalk in the Botanical Garden

09:00am-11:30am  
Cost: 100 pesos (60 El Charco or Audubon MX members)
Location: Meets inside main entrance, El Charco del Ingenio
Contact:
Website:

Birdwalk in the Botanical Garden

Wednesday, April 1, 9-11:30am


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   09:30am  exercise: Tai Chi Mambo with Lydia Wong

09:30am-10:30am  
Cost:
Location: Parque Juarez Inner Fountain
Contact: 415 152 5558, info@lydiawong88.net
Website: www.lydiawong88.net

Tai Chi Mambo
Energize with Lydia in The Park
Parque Juarez Inner Fountain.
9am - 10:15am

www.lydiawong88.net
www.lydiawong.net (espanol)
email: taichimambo@hotmail.com
tel 152 5558


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   09:30am  exercise: Pilates

09:30am-10:30am  
Cost: 120
Location: Rosewood Hotel Nemesio Diez 11
Contact: 415.11.14.92.3, l.midrano@yahoo.com
Website:

Offering Pilates, YogaLates, and Gyrotonic privates on equipment in Sense Spa
in the Rosewood Hotel Nemesio Diez 11

Classes are taught by Lori Midrano and the class times are:
Pilates classes are Monday and Wednesday from 9:30-10:30 a.m.
Yogalates classes are Monday and Wednesday from 10:30-11:30-a.m.
Private sessions on mat or equipment are by request. To make and appointment contact Lori Midrano

The body that practices Pilates is the same one used for all of our daily activities (working on the computer, driving a car or even just walking down the street). By understanding this concept, you become more autonomous and awaken yourself to your own potential.

Contact Lori at: 415.11.14.92.3
or by email at: l.midrano@yahoo.com


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10:00am  native: Holy Wednesday

10:00am-  
Cost: free, gratis
Location: .
Contact:
Website:

Time?

Native Religious Celebrations of Holy Week

Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday


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   10:00am  meditation: w/ the SMA Meditation Community

10:00am-11:00am  
Cost: free, donation
Location: LifePath, Rinconada de la Aldea 29
Contact: jermer@hotmail.com, 154-0877
Website: www.lifepathretreats.com

The practice of meditation gathers, centers, and calms the mind. It allows one to see through the mind’s conditioning and thereby live more fully in the present moment.

The SMA Meditation Community is an open, flowing collection of people from different traditions (including various Buddhist lineages) who share a love of sitting in silence. We also share a love of spiritual community free of doctrine or belief, based in equality and mutual respect. Everyone is welcome. Because friendships with like-minded people support the inner path, we usually meet informally after sittings to share ideas and come to know one another.

Although the forty-minute silent meditations begin at 10:10 and end at 10:50, please feel free to come and go quietly at any time. Meditation assistance is available before or after the sit.

For more in-depth meditation instruction, ask Ann Barden (Vipassana) or Jerry Steward (general) at jermer@hotmail.com, 154-0877.

All offerings are free, donations welcome. For more information or to be on our mailing list, contact: SMAMC@lifepathretreats.com


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   10:00am  service: Make mattresses volunteers needed

10:00am-12:00pm  
Cost: free
Location: St. Paul's Church, Calle Cardo 6
Contact: kamkat1013@yahoo.com, 415 121 1325
Website:

H.O.S.T, Helping Others Sleep Tonight, recycles plastic bags to make mattresses for local children. Bags may be white, black or clear (no bubble wrap.) Must be clean. Drop-off bags at St. Paul's Church, La Conexion, Solutions, The Bagel Cafe. Donations for buying fabric may be made at Natura.

Just show up whenever you can and join the fun.
Kameron Tyler

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   10:00am  tour: Historic Walking Tour of SMA

10:00am-12:00pm  
Cost: $150 pesos ($15 USD)
Location: Meet in the Jardin across from the Parroquia
Contact:
Website: www.patronatoproninos.org

Patronato Pro Niños conducts a walking tour of historic San Miguel.

On this tour, English-speaking guides walk participants through San Miguel's glorious past, showing them the city center, its historical buildings and many churches. The tour, which includes an in-depth look at the interior of the Parroquia, takes approximately two hours and covers a ten-block area. It's a definite "must" for any visitor to San Miguel!

Regularly scheduled tours take place every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Groups form in the Jardin across from the Parroquia (large church) at 9:45 AM, and leave promptly at 10:00 AM.

Fee benefits the Patronato Pro Niños, a non-profit foundation, which provides medical and dental care for the needy children of SMA.

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11:00am  class: Indigenous Ritual & Primitive Cooking

11:00am-03:00pm  
Cost: 750
Location: Salsabor Prehispanic Delicatessen, see map in link
Contact:
Website:

Indigenous Ritual & Primitive Cooking Classes

Wednesdays in April, 11am-3pm


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   11:00am  open: studio, Tomlinson Gallery, Handmade Paper Art

11:00am-03:00pm  
Cost: free, gratis
Location: Terraplen 29 ( between Jesus and Aldama)
Contact: 152 2616
Website:

Meet the artist 11am-3pm and by appointment

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   11:00am  outdoor: Weekly Paddle, Amigos de la Presa

11:00am-  
Cost: 150
Location: Amigos de la Presa boat house
Contact:
Website:

10 boats available to rent for 150 pesos each, reservations required at: kayakingplussma@gmail.com.


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   11:00am  meeting: Secular Humanists

11:00am-  
Cost: free, gratis
Location:
Contact: 415-152-8621
Website:

smahumanist-subscribe@yahoogroups.com
ronpaulson1@yahoo.com


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   11:30am  qigong: Qi-Gong with Christian Surier

11:30am-12:30pm  
Cost:
Location: LifePath, Rinconada de la Aldea 29
Contact:
Website:

Qi Gong - A gentle movement practice for everybody -- and every body. Learn this easy way to calm the mind and heal your body.

Qi Gong, pronounced “Tchi Kong”, is a cousin of Tai Chi Chuan and is also part of one of the five branches of Traditional Chinese Medicine. It means “control (or work) of the energy".The practice consists of slow and non-violent movements, combined with breath exercises and concentration of the mind. Thanks to the breath work, this thousand-year-old discipline helps the circulation of energy through the body.The regular practice of Qi Gong calms and relaxes the mind. It reinforces the neuromuscular system and makes it more flexible. It optimizes the functions of the organism and sustains the strength of self-recovery. It guarantees good health and vitality.A practice for everybody, regardless of sex, religion, age or physical condition.Drop-ins welcome

http://www.lifepathretreats.com/qi-gong-with-christian-surier


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   12:30pm  bridge: Rubber Bridge for kid's glasses

12:30pm-03:30pm  
Cost: 10 pesos, for children's glasses
Location: Cafe, Vivali, Hernandez Macias 66
Contact: 152-0934
Website:

by the Lions Club
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   01:15pm  service: So Others May Eat, Food for Elderly

01:15pm-02:30pm  
Cost:
Location: atrium of the Parroquia
Contact: 152-8666, 154-8344, 154-5467
Website: www.soothersmayeatmexico.org

Volunteers needed

To provide spiritual strength to alleviate the feeling of isolation and loneliness by means of providing social interaction in their weekly lunch serving physical and spiritual food.

We value their belief and respect their human dignity and help restore hope in the last portion of their life.

Is a charitable organization founded in February 1989 . Each Wednesday for the past 23 years something very unique and empowering takes place in the sunny courtyard behind the Parroquia. Long tables covered with red and white checkered tablecloths are set up under laurel trees.

The tables are numbered according to age 65-95; the elders will be served fírst. Before the food is served, their thin old voices are lifted in a song of gratitude...

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   01:30pm  bridge: Duplicate Bridge

01:30pm-  
Cost:
Location: Bridge Studio, Plaza Pueblito, Stirling Dickenson 28
Contact: 154-6439, pjarnold@hotmail.com
Website: www.smabridge.com

Games lessons, gifts, study aids.
Plaza Pueblito

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03:00pm  talk: Indigenous, European & American Heritage SMA

03:00pm-  
Cost: 100
Location: Sala Quetzal, Biblioteca, Relox 50 A
Contact:
Website:

Cultural key, Indigenous, European & American Heritage in SMA - talk

Wednesday, April 1, 3pm


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   03:30pm  dinner: Via Organica Wednesday. Greek Organic

03:30pm-09:00pm  
Cost: 145
Location: Via Organica, Margarito Ledezma 2 Col. Guadalupe
Contact: 415 152 8042 / 415 121 0540
Website: www.viaorganica.org

03:30pm dinner: Vía Orgánica Wednesday - GREEK

Everyday we offer a daily special from Monday to Saturday includes Glass of wine or House brewed beer and Dessert and Sunday Brunch includes coffee, tea, fresh fruit water or mimosa

Wednesday - GREEK $145 • Falafel • Hummus • Greek salad • Feta cheese • Olives • Pecan lentil pate • Toasted bread

All of our plates are prepared using fresh ingredients free of pesticides, chemicals and hormones.

Monday to Sunday 8 am - 9:00 pm Margarito Ledesma #2 Colonia Guadalupe. San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, México.
www.viaorganica.org info@viaorganica.org Tel 415 152 8042 / 415 121 0540


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   04:30pm  group: Transformations Discussion Group

04:30pm-06:00pm  
Cost: by donation
Location: LifePath, Rinconada de la Aldea 29
Contact:
Website:

Transformations Discussion Group

coordinated by Frank Thoms and Kathleen Cammarata
Wednesdays, 4:30-6pm


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   05:00pm  spirit: A Course in Miracles

05:00pm-06:00pm  
Cost: free
Location: call for directions
Contact: Marta 154-5516
Website:

Text, free discussion in a private home
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   05:30pm  class: Inner Self Development

05:30pm-  
Cost:
Location: 2nd floor, Biblioteca
Contact:
Website:

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06:00pm  art open: Zachary Selig

06:00pm-  
Cost: free, gratis
Location: Sollan 16
Contact:
Website:


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   06:00pm  language: French Conversation

06:00pm-08:00pm  
Cost:
Location: Bacco, Hernandez Macias 59, Hotel Sautto
Contact:
Website:


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   07:00pm  music.: Joan Yonkler w/ Ken Basman, Antonio Lozoya

07:00pm-  
Cost: 25 pesos symbolic cover
Location: Paprika Restaurant, Ancha de San Antonio 9A
Contact:
Website:


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   07:00pm  meditation: Sitting, Shambhala Buddhist Center

07:00pm-08:00pm  
Cost: free, donation
Location: Teraplen 34
Contact: US:310-945-5238, jperkins23@mac.com
Website: www.sanmigueldeallende.shambhala.org/

We are part of an international community of urban meditation and rural retreat centers founded by Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche and further developed by his son and lineage holder Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche.

Our center, located two blocks behind the Parroquia in the heart of San Miguel Centro, offers a variety of weekly meditation programs and occassional weekend events.

Throughout the year we offer various programs of Buddhist and Shambhala teachings, as well as advanced meditation practices.

Shambhala vision is rooted in the contemplative teachings of Buddhism, yet is a fresh expression of the spiritual journey for our time. We invite you to explore our diverse programs designed to help people of all traditions discover their inherent sanity, gentleness and humor.

Website

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07:30pm  teatro: Obra de Teatro: Como Edith

07:30pm-  
Cost: Cooperación Voluntaria sugerida 50 pesos
Location: Teatro Santa Ana, Biblioteca, Relox 50 A
Contact:
Website:

Obra de Teatro: Como Edith

Presentada por la Universidad de Guanajuato
Miércoles 1 de abril, 7:30 pm


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Thursday, April 2
   08:00am  meditation:  also 8:50am, 5:30pm, Meditation Center

08:00am-  
Cost: free, donation
Location: Meditation Center of San Miguel, Callejón Blanco 4
Contact:
Website: http://www.medi​tationsma.org

8:00

8:50

5:30

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   09:30am  art exhibit: outdoor, Parque Juarez

09:30am-12:30pm  
Cost:
Location: Parque Juarez uphill side near stairway
Contact:
Website:

park
Drawing by Aleda O’Connor. See more of her outstanding work at
www.aledaoconnor.wordpress.com/
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   09:30am  game: Duplicate Bridge

09:30am-  
Cost: 50
Location: Organos 19
Contact: 152-5024
Website:


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10:00am  native: Holy Thursday

10:00am-  
Cost: free, gratis
Location: .
Contact:
Website:

Native Religious Celebrations of Holy Week

Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday


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   10:00am  tour: Guided Tour of Botanical Garden, Charco

10:00am-12:00pm  
Cost: $80pesos, members $50
Location: El Charco
Contact:
Website: www.elcharco.org.mx

Tuesdays and Thursdays
in English
Walk the beautiful paths of El Charco and enjoy the beautiful landscape it has to offer. Discover the textures and smells of the various areas of the Garden, visit the Conservatory of Mexican Plants, the Scent Garden, flowers, the canyon, archaeological ruins, and much more.

website

cliff
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   10:00am  sale: Bodega de Sopresas

10:00am-01:00pm  
Cost:
Location: Biblioteca
Contact:
Website: www.bibliotecasma.com

Sale of various items, used books
The library`s weekly sale on Thursdays at the Bodega de Sorpresas helps support the Biblioteca's scholarship program.

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   10:00am  meeting: Friends of Unity

10:00am-  
Cost: free, gratis
Location: Cafe Etc, Reloj 37
Contact:
Website:


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   11:00am  meeting: Open Discussion Group

11:00am-  
Cost: free, gratis
Location: Sala Quetzal, Biblioteca
Contact:
Website:


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   11:00am  open studio: Visit the Artists, Fabrica La Aurora

11:00am-04:00pm  
Cost: free
Location: Calzada de la Aurora, Colonia Aurora
Contact:
Website: www.fabricalaaurora.com

Visit the artists
Every Thursday:
Working Artists
Open Studios

One of San Miguel's most unique destinations, a beautiful art and design center housed in a former textile factory from the turn-of-the century.

Come to La Fabrica La Aurora to enjoy a meal or a cup of coffee, take an art class, attend a gallery opening, or simply to wander through one of Mexico's finest collections of art, galleries, design, furniture...

With over 30 specialty stores, galleries, studios, workshops, offices, and eafeteries, there is always something going on in the Aurora!

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   01:30pm  game: Scrabble

01:30pm-  
Cost: free
Location: Hotel Quinta Loreto
Contact: reneklassen@hotmail.com
Website:


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   03:15pm  therapy: Enneagram Group Therapy

03:15pm-05:15pm  
Cost:
Location: LifePath, Rinconada de la Aldea 29
Contact:
Website:

Use your knowledge of the Enneagram to guide you through your life. http://www.lifepathretreats.com/enneagram-group-therapy


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   03:30pm  dinner: Via Organica: Organic Thanksgiving

03:30pm-09:00pm  
Cost: 195
Location: Via Organica, Margarito Ledezma 2 Col. Guadalupe
Contact: 415 152 8042 / 415 121 0540
Website: www.viaorganica.org

03:30pm dinner: Vía Orgánica Thursday - THANKSGIVING

Everyday we offer a daily special from Monday to Saturday includes Glass of wine or House brewed beer and Dessert and Sunday Brunch includes coffee, tea, fresh fruit water or mimosa

Thursday - “THANKSGIVING” $195 • Oven roasted turkey • Mixed seasonal vegetables • Mashed potatoes & sweet potato purée • Stuffing • Mixed Salad

All of our plates are prepared using fresh ingredients free of pesticides, chemicals and hormones.

Monday to Sunday 8 am - 9:00 pm Margarito Ledesma #2 Colonia Guadalupe. San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, México.
www.viaorganica.org info@viaorganica.org Tel 415 152 8042 / 415 121 0540


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04:00pm  film: Under the Dome - Banned in China

04:00pm-  
Cost: 50
Location: Shelter Theater, Vicente Guerrero 4, San Rafael
Contact: 154-7524, sheltervg4@gmail.com
Website:

Banned in China

By David Johanssen

The documentary about air pollution that went viral in China, and around the world, went offline as of last Saturday. The independently produced documentary, Under the Dome, attracted hundreds of millions of views after being released. The video follows the personal investigation of Chai Jing, who confronts the issues of smog as a new mother. The initial release of the video appeared to be tolerated by the Chinese government, and was even hailed as a sign of the government’s willingness to tackle the pollution problem. But about a week after the film’s release, the video has been banned.

Join us for a documentary and discussion Thursday, April 2nd at 4 pm as Shelter presents Under the Dome. The documentary has been hailed as a watershed for China’s air pollution problem, and has been compared to “An Inconvenient Truth” and Rachel Carson’s “Silent Spring.” 50 pesos.

This Week at Shelter Theater


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   04:00pm  game: Backgammon

04:00pm-08:00pm  
Cost: free
Location: Ten Ten Pie Al Carbon, Stirling Dickenson 5
Contact:
Website:

bring your set

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   04:00pm  meeting: Newcomers' Informational

04:00pm-05:00pm  
Cost:
Location: La Conexion, Aldama 3
Contact:
Website:

Q&A presented by Richard Simeone


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05:00pm  workshop: Dancing the Ecstatic Body

05:00pm-07:00pm  
Cost: 100
Location: Nautilus Chamber, 1 km past the train station, Rt 72
Contact:
Website:

Dancing the Ecstatic Body - workshop

Thursday, April 2, 5-7pm


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   05:30pm  dance: Danzon Dance Classes

05:30pm-07:00pm  
Cost: free
Location: Juan Manuel Fajardo Sala, La Biblioteca
Contact:
Website:


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   06:00pm  meeting: Animal Map SMA

06:00pm-  
Cost: free, gratis
Location: Jardin, east corner near clock-tower
Contact:
Website: www.facebook.com/groups/AnimalMapSMA


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   06:30pm  language: Italian Conversation Group

06:30pm-  
Cost:
Location: Mi Vida Restaurant, Hernandez Macias 97
Contact: 152-7482
Website: www.mividarestaurant.com

All levels of Italian are spoken

Please RSVP 152-7482

Website

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07:00pm  food: "Happy Hour" at Markoffe Cafe

07:00pm-09:00pm  
Cost: 200
Location: Markoffe Caferia, Mesones 56A
Contact:
Website:

"Happy Hour" at Markoffe Cafe, music

Thursday, April 2, 7:00–9:00pm


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   07:00pm  music-: Vudu Chile Band with David Garza

07:00pm-09:00pm  
Cost:
Location: Paprika Restaurant, Ancha de San Antonio 9A
Contact:
Website:

Lynx Bigtooth Maple & Vudu Chile Band with David Garza band , dance


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07:30pm  music: South American Harp and Flamenco Guitar

07:30pm-  
Cost: 150
Location: Sala Quetzal, la Biblioteca, Relox 50a
Contact:
Website:

South American Harp and Flamenco Guitar concert

Monday, March 30 and Thursday, April 2, 7:30pm


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Friday, April 3
   08:00am  meditation:  also 8:50am, 5:30pm, Meditation Center

08:00am-  
Cost: free, donation
Location: Meditation Center of San Miguel, Callejón Blanco 4
Contact:
Website: http://www.medi​tationsma.org

8:00

8:50

5:30

Website

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   08:00am  classes: Tai Chi and Qui Jung

08:00am-  
Cost: donation, donación
Location: Instituto Allende, back patio
Contact: call for details 152 5762
Website:

Mary Jane Miller is offering classes in Tai Chi and Qui Jung.
For many years classes in tai chi have been offered on the back patio in the Instituto Allende. As a matter of fact, I began there 18 years ago with Kelly Hecktman.
So join us, Monday, Wednesday, Friday 8am
by donation
come as you like when you like
call for details 152 5762
peace


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   09:30am  exercise: Tai Chi Mambo with Lydia Wong

09:30am-10:30am  
Cost:
Location: Parque Juarez Inner Fountain
Contact: 415 152 5558, info@lydiawong88.net
Website: www.lydiawong88.net

Tai Chi Mambo
Energize with Lydia in The Park
Parque Juarez Inner Fountain.
9am - 10:15am

www.lydiawong88.net
www.lydiawong.net (espanol)
email: taichimambo@hotmail.com
tel 152 5558


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10:00am  fair: Instituto Allende Arts and Crafts Fair

10:00am-06:00pm  
Cost: free, gratis
Location: Instituto Allende, Ancha San Antonio 20
Contact:
Website:

dancer

Instituto Allende Arts and Crafts Fair

Friday, Saturday, Sunday, April 3, 4, 5, 10am-6pm


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10:00am  native: Good Friday

10:00am-  
Cost: free, gratis
Location: .
Contact:
Website:

Time?

Native Religious Celebrations of Holy Week

Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday


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   10:00am  meditation: w/ the SMA Meditation Community

10:00am-10:50am  
Cost: free, donation
Location: LifePath, Rinconada de la Aldea 29
Contact: jermer@hotmail.com, 154-0877
Website: www.lifepathretreats.com

The practice of meditation gathers, centers, and calms the mind. It allows one to see through the mind’s conditioning and thereby live more fully in the present moment.

The SMA Meditation Community is an open, flowing collection of people from different traditions (including various Buddhist lineages) who share a love of sitting in silence. We also share a love of spiritual community free of doctrine or belief, based in equality and mutual respect. Everyone is welcome. Because friendships with like-minded people support the inner path, we usually meet informally after sittings to share ideas and come to know one another.

Although the forty-minute silent meditations begin at 10:10 and end at 10:50, please feel free to come and go quietly at any time. Meditation assistance is available before or after the sit.

For more in-depth meditation instruction, ask Ann Barden (Vipassana) or Jerry Steward (general) at jermer@hotmail.com, 154-0877.

All offerings are free, donations welcome. For more information or to be on our mailing list, contact: SMAMC@lifepathretreats.com


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   10:00am  tour: Historic Walking Tour of SMA

10:00am-12:00pm  
Cost: $150 pesos ($15 USD)
Location: Meet in the Jardin across from the Parroquia
Contact:
Website: www.patronatoproninos.org

Patronato Pro Niños conducts a walking tour of historic San Miguel.

On this tour, English-speaking guides walk participants through San Miguel's glorious past, showing them the city center, its historical buildings and many churches. The tour, which includes an in-depth look at the interior of the Parroquia, takes approximately two hours and covers a ten-block area. It's a definite "must" for any visitor to San Miguel!

Regularly scheduled tours take place every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Groups form in the Jardin across from the Parroquia (large church) at 9:45 AM, and leave promptly at 10:00 AM.

Fee benefits the Patronato Pro Niños, a non-profit foundation, which provides medical and dental care for the needy children of SMA.

Website

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   11:00am  outdoor: Kayaking the Presa

11:00am-  
Cost: kayak rental 150
Location: Amigos de la Presa Boathouse
Contact:
Website:

Join us kayaking the Presa Fridays at 11:00 and then have lunch at De Temporada restaurant nearby. Amigos de la Presa sponsors weekly kayaking trips on Fridays (excluding December 26) leaving from our Boat House. You may rent a kayak for 150 pesos per trip. To register for the trip (renting a kayak or not) please email beverlyvz@gmail.com or susienace@gmail.com. Rides to the Boat House are available.


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   11:30am  qigong: Qi-Gong with Christian Surier

11:30am-12:30pm  
Cost: 80 pesos
Location: LifePath, Rinconada de la Aldea 29
Contact: 415.100.2675, christian@lifepathretreats.com
Website: http://www.lifepathretreats.com/learning/classes

Qi Gong - A gentle movement practice for everybody -- and every body. Learn this easy way to calm the mind and heal your body.

Qi Gong, pronounced “Tchi Kong”, is a cousin of Tai Chi Chuan and is also part of one of the five branches of Traditional Chinese Medicine. It means “control (or work) of the energy".The practice consists of slow and non-violent movements, combined with breath exercises and concentration of the mind. Thanks to the breath work, this thousand-year-old discipline helps the circulation of energy through the body.The regular practice of Qi Gong calms and relaxes the mind. It reinforces the neuromuscular system and makes it more flexible. It optimizes the functions of the organism and sustains the strength of self-recovery. It guarantees good health and vitality.A practice for everybody, regardless of sex, religion, age or physical condition.Drop-ins welcome

http://www.lifepathretreats.com/qi-gong-with-christian-surier


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12:00pm  native: Easter Procession, other Easter activities

12:00pm-  
Cost: free
Location: Jardin
Contact:
Website:

Easter Procession, other Easter activities - native

Friday April 3, 12:00pm


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   12:00pm  meeting: Spanish-English conversation

12:00pm-01:00pm  
Cost: free
Location: San Pedro 3
Contact: 152-8621
Website:

La Michoacan Ice Cream Shop
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   12:30pm  game: Rubber Bridge for kid's glasses

12:30pm-03:30pm  
Cost: 10
Location: Vivoli Restaurant, Hernandez Macias 66
Contact: Jean Schickel 152-0934
Website:


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   12:30pm  tour: Rancho Tour

12:30pm-04:30pm  
Cost: 500, transport and lunch included
Location: see link below
Contact:
Website:

The Rancho Tour

Fridays


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   01:30pm  bridge: Duplicate Bridge

01:30pm-  
Cost:
Location: Bridge Studio, Plaza Pueblito, Stirling Dickenson 28
Contact: 154-6439, pjarnold@hotmail.com
Website: www.smabridge.com

Games lessons, gifts, study aids.
Plaza Pueblito

Website

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   03:30pm  dinner: Via Organica Friday: Asian Organic

03:30pm-09:00pm  
Cost: 150
Location: Via Organica, Margarito Ledezma 2 Col. Guadalupe
Contact: 415 152 8042 / 415 121 0540
Website: www.viaorganica.org

03:30pm dinner: Vía Orgánica Friday - ASIAN

Everyday we offer a daily special from Monday to Saturday includes Glass of wine or House brewed beer and Dessert and Sunday Brunch includes coffee, tea, fresh fruit water or mimosa

Friday - ASIAN $150 • Kung Pao, beef or chicken and mixed vegetables seasoned with soy sauce, served on a bed of rice • Ginger soup

All of our plates are prepared using fresh ingredients free of pesticides, chemicals and hormones.

Monday to Sunday 8 am - 9:00 pm Margarito Ledesma #2 Colonia Guadalupe. San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, México.
www.viaorganica.org info@viaorganica.org Tel 415 152 8042 / 415 121 0540


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07:00pm  film: Paul Robeson, James Earl Jones

07:00pm-  
Cost: 100, includes a glass of bubbly
Location: Shelter Theater, Vicente Guerrero 4, San Rafael
Contact: 154-7524, sheltervg4@gmail.com
Website:

Friday, April 3rd at 7 pm join us for ‘Champagne Cinema’ and James Earl Jones’ classic one man show: Paul Robeson. We remember Robeson for his haunting bass baritone, singing “Ol’ Man River” and for his pro-Communist political stances, which got him blacklisted during the McCarthy era. 100 pesos, includes a glass of bubbly.

This Week at Shelter Theater


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   07:00pm  music.: Vishnu Wood Jazz Trio

07:00pm-09:00pm  
Cost: free, gratis
Location: Paprika Restaurant, Ancha de San Antonio 9A
Contact:
Website:


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   07:00pm  karaoke: Karaoke Annie (At The Beer Company)

07:00pm-12:00pm  
Cost: No Cover (Tips Appreciated)
Location: Ancha De San Antonio #17, Next To Natura
Contact: 415-100-2005, karaokeani@earthlink.net
Website: http://karaokeani.com

Largest English/Spanish Songbook In San Miguel


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   07:00pm  dance: Tango class and events

07:00pm-  
Cost: 50... drinks two for one
Location: Plaza San Antonio 2, next to Iglesia San Antonio
Contact: Mario (415) 152 1732
Website:

second floor 'SKYBAR' Plaza San Antonio 2, next to Iglesia San Antonio

class at 7:00pm
dancing from 8:00-11:00pm


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08:00pm  bullfigh: Corrida de Toros Mixta Semana Santa

08:00pm-  
Cost: ?
Location: Plaza de Toros Oriente, Recreo
Contact:
Website:

Corrida de Toros Mixta Semana Santa - bullfight

viernes 3 de abril, 8:00pm


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Saturday, April 4
   09:00am  market: Organic Market, Tianguis Orgánico

09:00am-02:00pm  
Cost: free
Location: Rosewood, Ancha de San Antonio near Cardo
Contact: info@tosma.org
Website:

Rosewood San Miguel de Allende
Enter from Ancha de San Antonio, near Cardo

The Tianguis Orgánico San Miguel de Allende (TOSMA) features a wide variety of certified organic products, products from local producers that are currently transitioning to organic methods and other artisanal products from San Miguel and the surrounding area. Consumers have the opportunity to buy healthy, delicious foods directly from producers and to learn more about the food they eat, where it comes from and how it is grown. Enjoy live music and activities for children in beautiful a beautiful setting while supporting our local farmers.

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   09:00am  jewish: Shabbat services

09:00am-  
Cost: free, donation
Location: Moras 47 (corner of 5 de Mayo) Col. Guadiana
Contact:
Website: www.shalomsma.com/

Join us for a joyous song-filled worship service in a traditional yet non-sexist style.

Shalom SMA builds a warm and stimulating Jewish environment where Jews of all denominations and their families can gather under an umbrella of diversity to experience a Judaism that speaks to their hearts, souls and minds.

Shalom SMA strives to fulfill the secular and religious needs of Jews of all ages and varying denominations by providing classes, programs and learning opportunities of all kinds, and a support network for Jews of all backgrounds and stages of life to meet their spiritual, cultural, educational, social and life-cycle needs. We provide Jewish religious services and Torah Study on a regular basis.

We are based on the three pillars of Judaism:
- Torah,
- Avodah / Service,
- Gemilut Chasidim / Acts of Loving-Kindness.

Website

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   09:45am  dance: DANCemotion, free form participatory dance

09:45am-10:45am  
Cost: 50, donation, benefits Mujeres en Cambio
Location: Homobono 17A, corner of Nunez, above the gym
Contact:
Website:

DANCemotion, free form participatory dance

Saturdays 9:45-10:45am


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10:00am  workshop: Living an Erotically Embodied Life

10:00am-08:00pm  
Cost: 650
Location: see link below
Contact:
Website:

Welcoming Eros: Living an Erotically Embodied Life

workshop
Saturday, April 4, 10am-8pm


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10:00am  fair: Instituto Allende Arts and Crafts Fair

10:00am-06:00pm  
Cost: free, gratis
Location: Instituto Allende, Ancha San Antonio 20
Contact:
Website:

dancer

Instituto Allende Arts and Crafts Fair

Friday, Saturday, Sunday, April 3, 4, 5, 10am-6pm


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   10:00am  art: Show and sale of Art, Parque Juarez

10:00am-  
Cost: free
Location: Los Lavenderos, Parque Juarez
Contact:
Website:

park
Drawing by Aleda O’Connor. See more of her outstanding work at
www.aledaoconnor.wordpress.com/
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   10:00am  social: Social Photo-graphic Coffee

10:00am-  
Cost: free, gratis
Location: Photo-graphic Galeria, Mesones 57
Contact: 415-154-5366, photographicsma@yahoo.com
Website:

all levels photography


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   10:00am  meditation: meditation and instruction

10:00am-  
Cost: free, gratis
Location: Meditation Center, Callejon Blanco 4
Contact:
Website:


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11:00am  work: Laughter Yoga / Yoga de la Risa

11:00am-03:00pm  
Cost: 350
Location: Nautilus Chamber, 1 km past the train station, Rt 72
Contact:
Website:

Laughter Yoga - workshop

Saturday, April 4, 11am-2pm


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   12:00pm  sports: Climbing Wall Open

12:00pm-03:00pm  
Cost: 100
Location: Santa Fe Learning Centers, Los Senderos
Contact:
Website:

16 meter wall


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   01:00pm  class: A Course in Miracles

01:00pm-02:00pm  
Cost: free
Location: Juan's Cafe Etc, Reloj, across from Biblioteca
Contact:
Website:

Workbook, free discussion class
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   01:30pm  bridge: Duplicate Bridge

01:30pm-  
Cost:
Location: Bridge Studio, Plaza Pueblito, Stirling Dickenson 28
Contact: 154-6439, pjarnold@hotmail.com
Website: www.smabridge.com

Games lessons, gifts, study aids.
Plaza Pueblito

Website

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   03:30pm  dinner: Via Organica Saturday: Beef Hamburger

03:30pm-09:00pm  
Cost: 150
Location: Via Organica, Margarito Ledesma 2
Contact: 415 152 8042 / 415 121 0540
Website: www.viaorganica.org

03:30pm dinner: Vía Orgánica Saturday - HAMBURGER

Everyday we offer a daily special from Monday to Saturday includes Glass of wine or House brewed beer and Dessert and Sunday Brunch includes coffee, tea, fresh fruit water or mimosa

Saturday - HAMBURGUER $150 • Beef Hamburger • Mixed Salad

All of our plates are prepared using fresh ingredients free of pesticides, chemicals and hormones.

Monday to Sunday 8 am - 9:00 pm Margarito Ledesma #2 Colonia Guadalupe. San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, México.
www.viaorganica.org info@viaorganica.org Tel 415 152 8042 / 415 121 0540


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   05:30pm  class: conversation Spanish-English

05:30pm-06:30pm  
Cost: free
Location: La Michoacan Ice Cream Shop, San Pedro 3
Contact: 152-8621
Website:

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06:00pm  concert: Cuban Son Concert, This Feeling

06:00pm-  
Cost: 200
Location: Teatro Santa Ana, Biblioteca, Relox 50 A
Contact:
Website:

Cuban Son Concert, This “Feeling”

Saturday, April 4 cocktail 6 pm concert 6:30 pm


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   07:00pm  music-: Bobby Kaap Jazz Trio

07:00pm-09:00pm  
Cost:
Location: Paprika Restaurant, Ancha de San Antonio 9A
Contact:
Website:


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07:30pm  music: JazzMiguel Project

07:30pm-  
Cost: 150
Location: Shelter Theater, Vicente Guerrero 4, San Rafael
Contact: 154-7524, sheltervg4@gmail.com
Website:

Saturday April 4th at 7:30 pm, Shelter Theater presents live and in concert, JazzMiguel Project. It will be a night of Latin, European and American jazz with Alex Camarena and Rolando on Guitar with special guest Chucho Israel on violin and percussion. 150 pesos.

This Week at Shelter Theater


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Sunday, April 5
   09:00am  brunch: Via Organica Sunday: Organic Brunch

09:00am-02:00pm  
Cost: 125
Location: Via Organica, Margarito Ledezma 2 Col. Guadalupe
Contact: 415 152 8042 / 415 121 0540
Website: www.viaorganica.org

03:30pm dinner: Vía Orgánica Sunday - BRUNCH

Everyday we offer a daily special from Monday to Saturday includes Glass of wine or House brewed beer and Dessert and Sunday Brunch includes coffee, tea, fresh fruit water or mimosa

Sunday - BRUNCH 9am to 2pm $125 Start with plate of seasonal fruit & choose one of the below plates: • Quiche with potatoes & salad • Tamales (made with olive oil) served with beans • Chilaquiles with eggs • Coffee, Tea, Fresh fruit water or Mimosa

All of our plates are prepared using fresh ingredients free of pesticides, chemicals and hormones.

Monday to Sunday 8 am - 9:00 pm Margarito Ledesma #2 Colonia Guadalupe. San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, México.
www.viaorganica.org info@viaorganica.org Tel 415 152 8042 / 415 121 0540


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   09:30am  spirit: Roman Catholic Mass in English

09:30am-  
Cost:
Location: Las Monjas Chapel, corner Hernandez Macias and Canal
Contact:
Website:

Confession available after Mass
Hospitality room after Mass, with coffee, tamales, cake and cookies provided by the nuns


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10:00am  fair: Instituto Allende Arts and Crafts Fair

10:00am-06:00pm  
Cost: free, gratis
Location: Instituto Allende, Ancha San Antonio 20
Contact:
Website:

dancer

Instituto Allende Arts and Crafts Fair

Friday, Saturday, Sunday, April 3, 4, 5, 10am-6pm


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   10:30am  spirit: Antioch Community Outreach

10:30am-  
Cost: free
Location: Jacarandas 52, La Lejona diagonal from the Mega
Contact: 415-103-3132, antiochsma@gmail.com, Scott Provins
Website: www.antiochcommunityoutreach.com

Jacarandas 52, La Lejona Diagonal from the Mega and one street up from the Pollo Feliz.

Pastor Scott Provins

English speaking worship service with translation


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   10:30am  spirit: Quaker Meeting

10:30am-11:30am  
Cost:
Location: LifePath, Rinconada de la Aldea 29
Contact:
Website:


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   10:30am  spirit: Catholic Mass in English

10:30am-  
Cost: free, gratis
Location: Parroquia courtyard, to the left of the Parroquia
Contact:
Website:

Catholic Mass in English
Sundays 10:30 AM (Confession in English Sundays, 10:00AM)
St Rafael Chapel (Santa Escuela), Parroquia courtyard, to the left of the Parroquia Church


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   12:00pm  tour: House and Garden Tour

12:00pm-  
Cost: 250 pesos, benefits Biblitoteca
Location: meet at Cafe Santa Ana, Biblioteca
Contact:
Website: www.bibliotecasma.com

House & Garden Tour, since 1960. Funds educational projects and scholarships for local children

Leaves at noon from La Biblioteca, Insurgentes 25, Centro.
Tickets in advance or at the door between 10:30am and 11:30am.
Cost: 250 pesos or $20 USD, benefits Biblioteca educational programs.
Breakfast at Cafe Santa Ana, Biblioteca from 9:30am.
Music in the courtyard at 11 am
Contact: tours@bibliotecasma.com or Tel 127-0450
www.bibliotecasma.com


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   12:30pm  meditation: Sitting, Shambhala Buddhist Center

12:30pm-02:00pm  
Cost: free, donation
Location: Teraplen 34
Contact: US:310-945-5238, jperkins23@mac.com
Website: www.sanmigueldeallende.shambhala.org/

We are part of an international community of urban meditation and rural retreat centers founded by Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche and further developed by his son and lineage holder Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche.

Our center, located two blocks behind the Parroquia in the heart of San Miguel Centro, offers a variety of weekly meditation programs and occassional weekend events.

Throughout the year we offer various programs of Buddhist and Shambhala teachings, as well as advanced meditation practices.

Shambhala vision is rooted in the contemplative teachings of Buddhism, yet is a fresh expression of the spiritual journey for our time. We invite you to explore our diverse programs designed to help people of all traditions discover their inherent sanity, gentleness and humor.

Website

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02:00pm  music: Dinner & Music, Gil Gutierrez & Lobo

02:00pm-06:00pm  
Cost: 400
Location: Rancho Zandunga, road to Jalapa 10.5 km
Contact:
Website:

Dinner & Music, Gil Gutierrez & Friends

Rancho Zandunga
Sunday, April 5, 2-6pm


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   03:00pm  readings: Poetry Share

03:00pm-04:30pm  
Cost: free
Location: Casa de la Noche, Organos 19
Contact:
Website:

bring a poem to share, one of your own or one that inspires you


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   05:00pm  dance: Argentine Tango, Mario

05:00pm-08:00pm  
Cost: free, gratis
Location: MX Restaurant, calle San Francisco 8
Contact: Mario 152 1732
Website:

social dance


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Monday, April 6
   08:00am  meditation:  also 8:50am, 5:30pm, Meditation Center

08:00am-  
Cost: free, donation
Location: Meditation Center of San Miguel, Callejón Blanco 4
Contact:
Website: http://www.medi​tationsma.org

8:00

8:40

5:30

Website

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   08:00am  classes: Tai Chi and Qui Jung

08:00am-  
Cost: donation, donación
Location: Instituto Allende, back patio
Contact: call for details 152 5762
Website:

Mary Jane Miller is offering classes in Tai Chi and Qui Jung.
For many years classes in tai chi have been offered on the back patio in the Instituto Allende. As a matter of fact, I began there 18 years ago with Kelly Hecktman.
So join us, Monday, Wednesday, Friday 8am
by donation
come as you like when you like
call for details 152 5762
peace


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   09:30am  exercise: Tai Chi Mambo with Lydia Wong

09:30am-10:30am  
Cost:
Location: Parque Juarez Inner Fountain
Contact: 415 152 5558, info@lydiawong88.net
Website: www.lydiawong88.net

Tai Chi Mambo
Energize with Lydia in The Park
Parque Juarez Inner Fountain.
9am - 10:15am

www.lydiawong88.net
www.lydiawong.net (espanol)
email: taichimambo@hotmail.com
tel 152 5558


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   09:30am  art: outdoor exhibit, Parque Juarez

09:30am-12:30pm  
Cost:
Location: Parque Juarez uphill side near stairway
Contact:
Website:

park
Drawing by Aleda O’Connor. See more of her outstanding work at
www.aledaoconnor.wordpress.com/
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   10:00am  meditation: w/ the SMA Meditation Community

10:00am-11:00am  
Cost: free, donation
Location: LifePath, Rinconada de la Aldea 29
Contact: jermer@hotmail.com, 154-0877
Website: www.lifepathretreats.com

The practice of meditation gathers, centers, and calms the mind. It allows one to see through the mind’s conditioning and thereby live more fully in the present moment.

The SMA Meditation Community is an open, flowing collection of people from different traditions (including various Buddhist lineages) who share a love of sitting in silence. We also share a love of spiritual community free of doctrine or belief, based in equality and mutual respect. Everyone is welcome. Because friendships with like-minded people support the inner path, we usually meet informally after sittings to share ideas and come to know one another.

Although the forty-minute silent meditations begin at 10:10 and end at 10:50, please feel free to come and go quietly at any time. Meditation assistance is available before or after the sit.

For more in-depth meditation instruction, ask Ann Barden (Vipassana) or Jerry Steward (general) at jermer@hotmail.com, 154-0877.

All offerings are free, donations welcome. For more information or to be on our mailing list, contact: SMAMC@lifepathretreats.com


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   10:00am  tour: Historic Walking Tour of SMA

10:00am-12:00pm  
Cost: $150 pesos ($15 USD)
Location: Meet in the Jardin across from the Parroquia
Contact:
Website: www.patronatoproninos.org

Patronato Pro Niños conducts a walking tour of historic San Miguel.

On this tour, English-speaking guides walk participants through San Miguel's glorious past, showing them the city center, its historical buildings and many churches. The tour, which includes an in-depth look at the interior of the Parroquia, takes approximately two hours and covers a ten-block area. It's a definite "must" for any visitor to San Miguel!

Regularly scheduled tours take place every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Groups form in the Jardin across from the Parroquia (large church) at 9:45 AM, and leave promptly at 10:00 AM.

Fee benefits the Patronato Pro Niños, a non-profit foundation, which provides medical and dental care for the needy children of SMA.

Website

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11:00am  workshop: Mindful Living: Intro to Secular Mindfulness

11:00am-06:00pm  
Cost: 450
Location: St. Paul’s Church, Cardo 6
Contact:
Website:

Mindful Living: Intro to Secular Mindfulness - workshop

ondays and Thursday 11am-1pm, April 6-23


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   11:30am  qigong: Qi-Gong with Christian Surier

11:30am-12:30pm  
Cost:
Location: LifePath, Rinconada de la Aldea 29
Contact: 415.100.2675, christian@lifepathretreats.com
Website:

Qi Gong - A gentle movement practice for everybody -- and every body. Learn this easy way to calm the mind and heal your body.

Qi Gong, pronounced “Tchi Kong”, is a cousin of Tai Chi Chuan and is also part of one of the five branches of Traditional Chinese Medicine. It means “control (or work) of the energy".The practice consists of slow and non-violent movements, combined with breath exercises and concentration of the mind. Thanks to the breath work, this thousand-year-old discipline helps the circulation of energy through the body.The regular practice of Qi Gong calms and relaxes the mind. It reinforces the neuromuscular system and makes it more flexible. It optimizes the functions of the organism and sustains the strength of self-recovery. It guarantees good health and vitality.A practice for everybody, regardless of sex, religion, age or physical condition.Drop-ins welcome

http://www.lifepathretreats.com/qi-gong-with-christian-surier


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   01:30pm  bridge: Duplicate Bridge

01:30pm-  
Cost:
Location: Bridge Studio, Plaza Pueblito, Stirling Dickenson 28
Contact: 154-6439, pjarnold@hotmail.com
Website: www.smabridge.com

Games lessons, gifts, study aids.
Plaza Pueblito

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   03:30pm  dinner: Via Organica Monday: Italian Organic

03:30pm-09:00pm  
Cost: 145
Location: Via Organica, Margarito Ledezma 2 Col. Guadalupe
Contact: 415 152 8042 / 415 121 0540
Website: www.viaorganica.org

03:30pm dinner: Vía Orgánica Monday - ITALIAN

Everyday we offer a daily special from Monday to Saturday includes Glass of wine or House brewed beer and Dessert and Sunday Brunch includes coffee, tea, fresh fruit water or mimosa

Monday - ITALIAN $145 • Pizza or Pasta with pesto or bolognese • Mixed salad

All of our plates are prepared using fresh ingredients free of pesticides, chemicals and hormones.

Monday to Sunday 8 am - 9:00 pm Margarito Ledesma #2 Colonia Guadalupe. San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, México.
www.viaorganica.org info@viaorganica.org Tel 415 152 8042 / 415 121 0540


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   05:00pm  spirit: Buddhist meditation

05:00pm-06:30pm  
Cost: 50
Location: Gloria Grant Room, la Biblioteca
Contact:
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Buddhist meditation
Facilitator: Kelsang Sangshe
Every Monday from 5 to 6:30 pm
Gloria Grant Room
Biblioteca de San Miguel
Donation $ 50 pesos

By Verónica Montaño
We have always wanted to be happy. All of us, animals and humans.
We have sought happiness in rest, our couple, beaches, money, family, possessions, occasional solitude, entertainment, rituals, study, health, sports, parties, friends, work and ... we have found very enjoyable moments, but unfortunately impermanent. They disappear suddenly or are interrupted by problems and disappointments continually.
Buddha explains the secret of happiness as something more internal and something we can control, because the outside world is impossible to control permanently. His practical tips are deep and suitable for everyone, Buddhist and non-Buddhist, youth, adults, men, women, old, rich and poor ... Come to the Biblioteca de San Miguel to listen to a Mexican Buddhist nun Kelsang Sangshe, simple, cheerful and clearly explains weekly the secret to discover and maintain the complete happiness for yourself and others.
Join us every Monday at Gloria Grant Room from 5 to 6:30 pm. Donation: $ 50 pesos.

Meditación Budista
Facilitadora: Kelsang Sangshe
Todos los Lunes de 5 a 6:30 pm
Sala Gloria Grant
Biblioteca de San Miguel
Donativo $ 50 pesos


Por Verónica Montaño
Por Desde siempre hemos querido ser felices. Todos, animales y humanos.
Hemos buscado la felicidad en el descanso, la pareja, las playas, el dinero, la familia, las posesiones, la soledad ocasional, las diversiones, los ritos, el estudio, la salud, el deporte, la fiesta, los amigos, el trabajo... Y hemos encontrado momentos muy gratos, pero lamentablemente inpermanentes y que desaparecen pronto, o que se ven interrumpidos por problemas y sinsabores sin cesar.
Buda explica el secreto de la felicidad como algo más interno y que podemos controlar, porque el mundo externo es imposible de controlar de forma definitiva. Sus consejos prácticos y muy profundos son adecuados para todos, budistas y no budistas, jóvenes, adultos, hombres, mujeres, ancianos, pobres y ricos... Ven a la Biblioteca Pública, aquí en San Miguel, a escuchar a una monja budista mexicana, Kelsang Sangshe, sencilla, alegre y clara, nos explica semanalmente el secreto para descubrir y mantener la felicidad completa, para ti y los demás.
Te esperamos. Todos los lunes en la sala Gloria Grant de 5 a 6:30 pm. Donativo: $50 pesos.


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   05:00pm  language: Spanish Discussion Group

05:00pm-06:30pm  
Cost: 50
Location: Mansion Virreyes, Canal 19
Contact: bsexton2009@me.com
Website:

Spanish Discussion
Monday, September 1st
5:00pm--6:30pm
Mansion Virreyes
Canal 19
50 pesos
Restaurant will offer 2 for 1 drinks
Join this weekly intermediate Spanish discussion group led by Mexican culture and language teacher, Javier Reyes Escobedo. Javier introduces a new subject weekly and creates a lively group discussion--all in Spanish. Since the restaurant offers 2 for 1 on drinks, wine and beer, it's all a lot of fun too!

For more information contact : bsexton2009@me.com


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   05:00pm  dance: Tango Dance Classes

05:00pm-07:00pm  
Cost: 40
Location: Juan Manuel Fajardo Sala, La Biblioteca
Contact:
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   06:00pm  dance: Danzlibre - participatory dance

06:00pm-  
Cost: by donation
Location: Nautilus Chamber, 1 km past the train station, Rt 72
Contact:
Website:

Join us for a meditative freeform dance journey into the aspects and experience of your very unique individuality

Ven con nosotros a un baile libre para viajar adentro los aspectos y experiencias de tu único individualidad.

The Nautilus Chamber Carretera 72 1 km pasado el Estacion Ferrocarril


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   06:30pm  meditation: Sitting & Dharma Talk, Shambhala

06:30pm-08:00pm  
Cost: free, donation
Location: Teraplen 34, Shambhala Buddhist Center
Contact: US:310-945-5238, jperkins23@mac.com
Website: www.sanmigueldeallende.shambhala.org/

We are part of an international community of urban meditation and rural retreat centers founded by Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche and further developed by his son and lineage holder Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche.

Our center, located two blocks behind the Parroquia in the heart of San Miguel Centro, offers a variety of weekly meditation programs and occassional weekend events.

Throughout the year we offer various programs of Buddhist and Shambhala teachings, as well as advanced meditation practices.

Shambhala vision is rooted in the contemplative teachings of Buddhism, yet is a fresh expression of the spiritual journey for our time. We invite you to explore our diverse programs designed to help people of all traditions discover their inherent sanity, gentleness and humor.

Website

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   06:30pm  game: Gringo Bingo

06:30pm-  
Cost: 100/10 games benefits great charities
Location: Los Milagros Restaurant, Relox 17
Contact:
Website:

Benefiting School for Deaf Kids, Mexiquito Boys' Home and Feline Rescue

Great prizes.
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   06:30pm  meditation: Meditation in the Bon Tradition

06:30pm-  
Cost: free
Location:
Contact: 120-0877
Website:

beginners, instructor


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Upcoming
Tue. 07 film: Secrets in the Dust: Aztecs Sacrifice & Science

05:00pm-  
Cost: 50
Location: Shelter Theater, Vicente Guerrero 4, San Rafael
Contact: 154-7524, sheltervg4@gmail.com
Website:

Uncovering the Mysteries of the Aztecs

By David Johanssen

The ruins and fragments that remained of the Aztec civilization led archeologists to dream and marvel at the achievements of the past. Eduard Seler was a prominent German anthropologist who made extensive contributions to the study of Mesoamerican cultures in the late 1800’s. He was a poor man of ailing health, but he was supported for decades by his wife Cecillia: physically, intellectually and financially. Her curiosity and drive, coupled with Eduard's intellectual passion took them on a journey from Berlin to Mexico to decipher the codices of the Aztecs.

Join us for a documentary and discussion Tuesday, April 7th at 5 pm as Shelter presents Secrets in the Dust: Aztecs Sacrifice and Science. The story of how Seler cracked the code of the Aztec calendar, which revealed a great deal about their sacrificial rituals and temple-building cycles. 50 pesos.

This Week at Shelter Theater


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Tue. 07 music: Sing-Along, Drew Massicot, San Diego pianist

07:00pm-  
Cost: free, gratis
Location: Cafe Monet, Zacateros 83
Contact:
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Sing-Along, Drew Massicot, San Diego pianist

Tuesday, April 7, 7-8:30pm


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Wed. 08 taller: Taller de Canto

09:00am-10:00am  
Cost: 600/mes
Location: El Sindicato, Recreo 4
Contact:
Website:

Taller de Canto

lunes y miercoles, inciamos 8 de abril


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Wed. 08 class: Indigenous Ritual & Primitive Cooking

11:00am-03:00pm  
Cost: 750
Location: Salsabor Prehispanic Delicatessen, see map in link
Contact:
Website:

Indigenous Ritual & Primitive Cooking Classes

Wednesdays in April, 11am-3pm


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Wed. 08 talk: Haciendas & Infrastructure of Camino Real, slides

03:00pm-  
Cost: 60
Location: Sala Quetzal, la Biblioteca, Relox 50a
Contact:
Website:

Haciendas and Infrastructure of the Camino Real - talk/slides

Wednesday, April 8, 3pm


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Thu. 09 activist: Community meeting with Dept. of Ecology/Animals

11:00am-  
Cost: free, gratis
Location: Dept of Ecologia
Contact:
Website:

Community meeting with Dept. of Ecology/Animals

Thursday, April 9, 11am


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Thu. 09 film: The Bilderberg Group- The lluminati

04:00pm-  
Cost: 50
Location: Shelter Theater, Vicente Guerrero 4, San Rafael
Contact: 154-7524, sheltervg4@gmail.com
Website:

Thursday, April 9th at 4 pm join us for a documentary and discussion of the The Bilderberg Group- The lluminati. The Bilderberg Club is a private conference that is held annually and exclusive to only the most influential political leaders, business men and experts in fields such as finance, academia and the media. 50 pesos.

This Week at Shelter Theater


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Fri. 10 film: Clarence Darrow, Champagne Cine, Henry Fonda

07:00pm-  
Cost: 100
Location: Shelter Theater, Vicente Guerrero 4, San Rafael
Contact: 154-7524, sheltervg4@gmail.com
Website:

Friday, April 10th at 7 pm join us for ‘Champagne Cinema’ and Henry Fonda’s classic one man show from 1974: Clarence Darrow. “Just plain wonderful. I urge every man woman and child interested in justice and America to see it.” – Clive Barnes, New York Times. 100 pesos, includes a glass of bubbly.

This Week at Shelter Theater


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Sat. 11 art open: Art Walk Fabrica la Aurora

05:00pm-08:00pm  
Cost: free, gratis
Location: Fabrica la Aurora, Calzada de la Aurora
Contact:
Website:

dancer

Art Walk Fabrica la Aurora

Saturday, April 11, 5-8pm


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Sat. 11 art open: The 5th Dimension, Love and Guts

06:00pm-08:00pm  
Cost: free, gratis
Location: Bordello Gallery, Organos 19
Contact:
Website:

The 5th Dimension, Love and Guts, Michael Pedziwiatr - opening

Saturday April 11, 6-8pm


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Sat. 11 music: Buena Vista Social Club Homage, Luis Gasca

07:30pm-  
Cost: 150, students/teachers 80 (only 20 discount ticket)
Location: El Sindicato, Recreo 4
Contact:
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Homage to Buena Vista Social Club w/ trumpeter Luis Gasca

Saturday, April 11, 7:30pm


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Wed. 15 class: Indigenous Ritual & Primitive Cooking

11:00am-03:00pm  
Cost: 750
Location: Salsabor Prehispanic Delicatessen, see map in link
Contact:
Website:

Indigenous Ritual & Primitive Cooking Classes

Wednesdays in April, 11am-3pm


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Wed. 22 class: Indigenous Ritual & Primitive Cooking

11:00am-03:00pm  
Cost: 750
Location: Salsabor Prehispanic Delicatessen, see map in link
Contact:
Website:

Indigenous Ritual & Primitive Cooking Classes

Wednesdays in April, 11am-3pm


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