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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

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8:50

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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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08:30am  yoga: Yoga with Jen Kagan, Atascadero Studio

08:30am-10:30am  
Cost: $110, $380/4, $720/8 $960/unlimited/mn, $500 private
Location: Atascadero
Contact: yoga.kagan@gmai​l.com, 415-149-9668
Website: www.jenkagan.ne​t

Jennifer is a certified Iyengar Instructor (Jr. 1) who trained at the Iyengar Institute of NY and regularly in India with the Iyengar family and with other top teachers. She now teaches and hosts retreats in her studio. Classes are fun & rigorous.

“I studied many styles before discovering the Iyengar method. Using what we know, the body in order to uncover and explore what we don’t know makes this method deeply profound. Yoga has affected me greatly and I enjoy bringing it to others and to witness them gain understanding and freedom in their lives. I like teaching those who think yoga isn’t for them. They Iyengar method is designed to include people of all physical levels. Students who are curious learners, intelligent thinkers and adventurous explorers are drawn to this method."

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08:30am  yoga: Yoga with Antonio Elugardo

08:30am-09:45am  
Cost: 100
Location: Life Path, Rinconada de la Aldea 29
Contact:
Website:

Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays, 8:30 – 10:00 AM Cost: 100 pesos, drop-ins welcome.

Do you feel stressed, stiff? Could you use more positive energy in your life? Would you like to find the key to lasting happiness? If your answer is yes, then Yoga Flow is for you.

Yoga Flow is yoga with visualization to create your best life. From your first class with Yoga Flow you’ll feel better than you have in years. You’ll transform your body and mind by reconnecting with YOURSELF. You’ll gain inner peace, positive energy, and flexibility in every class. The Yoga Flow method is rooted in knowing we have the power to create our world by choosing our thoughts, feelings, and emotions. That is our power.

In addition to receiving the amazing benefits of yoga, you’ll begin to attract positive energy into your life and create your own happiness from the inside out. Everyone is encouraged to go at their own pace and challenge yourself accordingly, no matter what your level. You will feel relaxed, peaceful, and stronger after every class. The more you do it, the more you receive the rewards and benefits of the Yoga Flow practice.

Yoga Flow classes have a duration of 1½ hours each. You will learn how to work and co-create with archangelic energies and powerful mantras.

Benefits of Yoga Flow These are just some of the benefits to practicing Yoga Flow on a regular basis. People often report feeling more immediate effects from the practice by committing to 3 or more classes per week:

Reduce and manage stress Renewed sense of purpose and improved relationships Able to manage emotions easier Eliminate bodily aches and pains Feeling of inner peace Able to handle life’s up and down’s more effectively Sleep better Become stronger , more toned Gain flexibility Feeling positive and more happiness on a regular basis Breathe better Reduced or eliminated emotional eating Greater appreciation for life Better body image and self talk Feeling relaxed Greater confidence Better posture (one client even reported growing 1/2 inch according to her doctor!) These are just some of the benefits of a regular practice and there are many more!

Private instruction also available. http://www.lifepathretreats.com/yoga-flow
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08:30am  yoga: Yoga with Antonio Elugardo

08:30am-09:45am  
Cost: 100
Location: LifePath, Rinconada de la Aldea 29
Contact:
Website:

Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays, 8:30 – 10:00 AM Cost: 100 pesos, drop-ins welcome.

Do you feel stressed, stiff? Could you use more positive energy in your life? Would you like to find the key to lasting happiness? If your answer is yes, then Yoga Flow is for you.

Yoga Flow is yoga with visualization to create your best life. From your first class with Yoga Flow you’ll feel better than you have in years. You’ll transform your body and mind by reconnecting with YOURSELF. You’ll gain inner peace, positive energy, and flexibility in every class. The Yoga Flow method is rooted in knowing we have the power to create our world by choosing our thoughts, feelings, and emotions. That is our power.

In addition to receiving the amazing benefits of yoga, you’ll begin to attract positive energy into your life and create your own happiness from the inside out. Everyone is encouraged to go at their own pace and challenge yourself accordingly, no matter what your level. You will feel relaxed, peaceful, and stronger after every class. The more you do it, the more you receive the rewards and benefits of the Yoga Flow practice.

Yoga Flow classes have a duration of 1½ hours each. You will learn how to work and co-create with archangelic energies and powerful mantras.

Benefits of Yoga Flow These are just some of the benefits to practicing Yoga Flow on a regular basis. People often report feeling more immediate effects from the practice by committing to 3 or more classes per week:

Reduce and manage stress Renewed sense of purpose and improved relationships Able to manage emotions easier Eliminate bodily aches and pains Feeling of inner peace Able to handle life’s up and down’s more effectively Sleep better Become stronger , more toned Gain flexibility Feeling positive and more happiness on a regular basis Breathe better Reduced or eliminated emotional eating Greater appreciation for life Better body image and self talk Feeling relaxed Greater confidence Better posture (one client even reported growing 1/2 inch according to her doctor!) These are just some of the benefits of a regular practice and there are many more!

Private instruction also available. http://www.lifepathretreats.com/yoga-flow
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09:00am  exercise: Tai Chi Mambo with Lydia Wong

09:00am-10:15am  
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
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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.

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10:15am  yoga: Restorative with Usha

10:15am-11:15am  
Cost:
Location: Centro Shakti, Potranca 6, Col. Guardiana
Contact: tanya@yogasanmiguel.com.mx, 044 415 113 7061
Website: www.yogasanmiguel.com.mx

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11:00am  yoga: Yoga at Shanti

11:00am-  
Cost:
Location: Shanti
Contact: 044 415 100 8396,info@shantisanmiguel.com
Website: www.shantisanmiguel.com

Yoga: Reward yourself. Do yourself good.

Experience yoga at Shanti, either on our roof deck, or on the poolside patio, and enjoy a cup of chai after your class. We offer yoga classes Wednesday through Sunday at 11 and 1. Since we never are sure of the composition of the class, our instructors are prepared to accommodate you in any way from gentle and restorative, to energizing and challenging.
Free shuttle from Mega

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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  meeting: Spanish-English conversation

12:00pm-01:00pm  
Cost: free
Location: San Pedro 3
Contact: 152-8621
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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
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01:00pm  yoga: Yoga at Shanti

01:00pm-  
Cost:
Location: Shanti
Contact: 044 415 100 8396,info@shantisanmiguel.com
Website: www.shantisanmiguel.com

Yoga: Reward yourself. Do yourself good.

Experience yoga at Shanti, either on our roof deck, or on the poolside patio, and enjoy a cup of chai after your class. We offer yoga classes Wednesday through Sunday at 11 and 1. Since we never are sure of the composition of the class, our instructors are prepared to accommodate you in any way from gentle and restorative, to energizing and challenging.
Free shuttle from Mega

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01:00pm  happy hr: 3x2 Black Pearls, La Choperia

01:00pm-01:00am  
Cost:
Location: Canal 21
Contact:
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This is as American of a sports bar as could be imagined in San Miguel - without the Americans. Big place, lots of screens, great food and friendly bartenders. The specials change monthly so don't get set on specifics, but know that it'll be something good.

Every Friday and Saturday Black Pearls are 3x2. That's Jagermeister and Boost energy drink. You also get free wings when you buy a bottle. (Bottles prices are $750 + up.)

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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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04:00pm  happy hr: 2x1 Happy Hour, Vivali

04:00pm-06:00pm  
Cost:
Location: Canal 19
Contact:
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2x1 Happy Hour at this lovely Italian restaurant includes wine and mixed drinks.
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04:00pm  happy hr: 2x1 Happy Hour 4-7pm, Cafe Monet

04:00pm-07:00pm  
Cost:
Location: Zacateros 83
Contact:
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Beer, wine, liquor are all 2x1.
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04:00pm  music: Latin American folklore, Los Garambullos

04:00pm-  
Cost:
Location: Mama Mias, Umaran 8
Contact:
Website:

Mama Mia

San Miguel's musical connection, a great place to dance rock, funk or salsa to live music. You can then go on to Leonardo's Bar, the ideal video bar, to get together with new and old friends. Leonardo's is one of the friendliest places in town where, sooner or later, everybody meets. La Terraza offers a spectacular view and, together with the music, a very sophisticated atmosphere.

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05:00pm  happy hr: 2x1 Rum Drinks 4-midnight, La Coronela

05:00pm-05:00pm  
Cost:
Location: San Francisco 2
Contact:
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Nice, dark, Mexican place on the Jardin with a jukebox and a pretty, classy bar. You get a fabulous bowl of jicama, carrots and cucumbers when you sit down and the staff is friendly and attentive. The drink special is different every day so check back.
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05:00pm  happy hr: 2x1 Margaritas & Sangria 5-10pm, La Brasserie

05:00pm-10:00pm  
Cost:
Location: Jesus 11
Contact:
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This is a restaurant with an inner courtyard and a surprisingly affordable menu ($90-140). All during dinner time margaritas and sangria are 2x1. The normal prices are $65 and $55, respectively, so this is a great dinner accompaniment!

It's closer than it might seem...from Umaran, turn left on the street after Mama Mia and it's just half a block down on the right. Very friendly staff.
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05:00pm  dinner: Via Organica Friday: Asian Organic

05:00pm-09:00pm  
Cost: 125
Location: Via Organica, Margarito Ledezma 2 Col. Guadalupe
Contact: Iliana Lanuza, 415 1210540, 1528042, Cel415 151 0673
Website: www.viaorganica.org

Friday: Asian Organic, $125
Miso soup
Kung Pao stir fry with choice of pasture-raised beef, chicken or tofu served on rice or udon noodles
Glass of wine or micro-brewed beer
Dessert

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05:00pm  happy hr: 2x1 Happy Hour 5-8pm, Hank's

05:00pm-08:00pm  
Cost:
Location: Hidalgo, just below Jardin
Contact:
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Best place to find someone interesting to talk to, coupled with wonderfully strong drinks at 2x1 and free cajun popcorn. Can't beat that!

TIP: Try to get Alberto the bartender to laugh.
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05:00pm  happy hr: Drink specials 5-7pm, Berlin

05:00pm-07:00pm  
Cost:
Location: Umaran 19
Contact:
Website:

Popular with English-speakers and its Happy Hour every day! The specials are something like this:

2x40 pesos beer
2x50 pesos bigger beer
2x60 pesos fish tacos
2x70 pesos house liquor drinks >br>
TIP: Carlos accepts the SMA VIP card (except during happy hour)

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05:00pm  happy hr: 2x1 Happy Hour 5-8pm, Sunset Bar

05:00pm-08:00pm  
Cost:
Location: Mesones 101
Contact:
Website:

It's hard to choose the best rooftop bar in San Miguel and this has to be on the list for consideration. Chic place with lounge music, looking at the front of Angela Peralta Museum (which is very pretty at the top), and the sides of the Parrochia and San Francisco. Go into the entrance of CasaLinda Hotel, past La Noche Piano Bar, through Bugambilia Restaurant, and up the stairs to the left.

Happy Hour is beer, rum, tequila.
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06:00pm  happy hr: 2x1 MEXICAN SUNSET Happy Hour 6-9, Terraza Nena

06:00pm-09:00pm  
Cost:
Location: Nemesio Diez 10
Contact: 415 152 1743
Website: https://www.facebook.com/barnenawinelounge?ref=br_tf

My new favorite rooftop terrace bar! Gorgeous view, excellent wine list (it's owned by a wine distributor), friendly staff, a blue-tiled pool, and the BEST SUNSET HAPPY HOUR in San Miguel!

Wine and cocktails are always 2x1 during HH, however on Thursday and Friday, they bring out the agave! Shots and cocktails with tequila and mezcal are all 2x1 as well. Woohoo! When in Mexico...

Conveniently, HH is later than the normal to take advantage of the perfect sunset view and evening heat lightning in the clouds. Check out pictures on Facebook to get a preview of how pretty it is: https://www.facebook.com/barnenawinelounge?ref=br_tf

TIP: Bottles of wine are 2x1 as well, so take a few friends and relax on the cozy couches or dangle your feet in the lovely pool.
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06:30pm  happy hr: Unlimited Twilight Tapas & Drinks, Bezzito

06:30pm-09:00pm  
Cost: 200
Location: 78 Hernandez Macias
Contact:
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My favorite dinner & drink deal in town!

Bezzito is a shi-shi restaurant and bar on Hernandez Macias, just down from Umaran with a GORGEOUS rooftop. During the summer they do a $200 all you can eat AND drink special on Thursdays and Fridays. They serve tapas like sliders, arrachera, artichoke or salmon tostadas, and pizza. They bring one of each for each person and you can re-order whatever you want. But the best part is unlimited drinks - Tradicional, Smirnoff, rum - as well! Seriously??

They creatively call it Brunch but don't let their sketchy English fool you. It is indeed in the evening and it's tapas and drinks.
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07:00pm  happy hr: 2x1 Tequila 7-10pm, Limerick

07:00pm-10:00pm  
Cost:
Location: Umaran 24
Contact:
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You can't go wrong with a late night Friday Happy Hour! Tequila is 2x1 until 10pm. Oh yeah.

By name this is an Irish pub, but by personality it's more of a big party. It has a younger crowd than most places and a good mix of Mexicans and expats.
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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  music: Latin Music, Hacienda Guadalupe

07:00pm-10:00pm  
Cost: No cover
Location: Hidalgo, just below Jardin
Contact:
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Live music 7-10pm-ish. Friday is much more chill than Thursday so there's more space to dance and fewer people watching. The band plays Salsa, Cumbia, Cha Cha, and Bachata. No cover for dancing.

Lazaro teaches a Salsa class at 5pm, then Bachata at 6pm. All levels welcome and don't be afraid to check it out if you're new! 50 pesos for both classes.

National drinks (beer, tequila, rum, vino) are 1/2 price at the bar EVERY DAY, ALL THE TIME!

If you want a more in depth commentary on the dancing, feel free to email me at SalsaVictoria@yahoo.com.
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07:00pm  music: Latin Folk, Mama Mia Restaurant

07:00pm-11:00pm  
Cost:
Location: Umaran 8
Contact:
Website:

There's always something going on here, and except for Karaoke and Salsa, it's probably always subject to change. the different areas of Mama Mia have different atmospheres and different ages so don't let it get pigeon-holed in your mind... it can be old, young, chill or party.
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07:00pm  dance: Tango & Milonga lessons

07:00pm-  
Cost: 50
Location: Sierra Nevada Bar, Hospicio 35
Contact:
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07:00pm  music: Hanna Barakat, Sunset Bar

07:00pm-08:00pm  
Cost: No cover
Location: Mesones 101
Contact:
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The lovely and talented Hanna Barakat shares her powerful voice on Fridays at Sunset Bar. This may not be a forever-thing so confirm if you're going just to hear her.
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07:30pm  music: Jack and Frances, classical guitars

07:30pm-10:00pm  
Cost: free
Location: Reloj 17
Contact: 152-0097
Website: www.restaurantlosmilagros.com.mx

When you are in Los Milagros Restaurant-Bar, you know you are in the soul of Old México.
Step into a centuries-old colonial house vibrant with Mexican décor and featuring the "miracle-making" figurines called milagros, along with other colorful handicrafts in a beguiling and comfortable setting.

Live music nightly (except Sunday)—salsa, cumbia, trova and popular favorites.
Friendly bilingual service with attention to detail.
Televised sporting events on the big screen

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07:30pm  music: Live Trio, Hecho en Mexico

07:30pm-10:00pm  
Cost: 150 pesos min. consumption
Location: Ancha de San Antonio 8
Contact:
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Severo Varrera and his trio play a lovely blend of violin and guitar in this gringo-popular restaurant in the Instituto.
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07:30pm  music: Gil Gutierrez, Gabriel Hernandez Quartet

07:30pm-  
Cost: cover
Location: Mi Casa Restaurant, Instituto Allende, Ancha 20
Contact: reservations advised 154-5890
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07:30pm  music: Pedro Cartas & Severo Barrera

07:30pm-10:00pm  
Cost: 150 minimum consumption
Location: Hecho en Mexico, Ancha San Antonio 8
Contact: 154-6383
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07:30pm  music: Summer Piano Concert Series

07:30pm-  
Cost: 150
Location: Sala Quetzal, Biblioteca
Contact:
Website:

Summer Piano Concert Series

Fridays throughAugust 29
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07:30pm  music: Gil Gutierrez, Gabriel Hernandez Quartet

07:30pm-  
Cost: cover
Location: Mi Casa Restaurant, Instituto Allende, Ancha 20
Contact:
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08:00pm  music: Music on the Rooftop, Cielo

08:00pm-10:00pm  
Cost: No cover
Location: Correo & Sollano, next to the Jardin
Contact:
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Live Mexican music every Friday at Cielo with Oscar Cervantes, who brings his guitar, cowboy hat and huge smile every Friday and Saturday. No drink specials but the view of the Parrochia from their rooftop is fantastic!
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08:00pm  music: Jazz, Mi Vida Restaurant

08:00pm-11:00pm  
Cost: No cover
Location: Hernandez Macias 27
Contact:
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Lovely restaurant for dinner and live music on the weekends. No drink specials or dancing craziness; just nice music and food in a quiet atmosphere.
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08:00pm  music: Music, Cafe Baile, Arthur Murray

08:00pm-  
Cost: 50
Location: Arthur Murray, Hernandez Macias 68
Contact:
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08:00pm  music: Live Band Salsa Friday Nights

08:00pm-11:00pm  
Cost: Cost: $50 and includes one drink
Location: Bovedas - Tinajitas 24, Col. San Antonio
Contact:
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Smooth wooden dance floor and live music by Kimani Carrazana, Aarón Romo, Raul Franco and pianist Jorge.
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08:00pm  music: Classical Guitar Severo Barrera, Mama Mia Restaurant

08:00pm-09:00pm  
Cost:
Location: Umaran 8
Contact:
Website:

Mama Mia

San Miguel's musical connection, a great place to dance rock, funk or salsa to live music. You can then go on to Leonardo's Bar, the ideal video bar, to get together with new and old friends. Leonardo's is one of the friendliest places in town where, sooner or later, everybody meets. La Terraza offers a spectacular view and, together with the music, a very sophisticated atmosphere.

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08:30pm  music: Carlos Guzman, Little House of Blues

08:30pm-11:00pm  
Cost: No cover
Location: Hidalgo, between Mesones & Insurgentes
Contact:
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Great little blues bar where you always run into friends or make new ones.

Owner Kenny is a major sports fan so when it's not live music night, this is the place to watch the games in English. Voted Best Martinis in town!

Tip: If you order a martini by name of the Blues artist, it's half off.
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08:30pm  music: Swing Quartet, La Noche Piano Bar

08:30pm-01:00am  
Cost: No cover
Location: Mesones 101
Contact:
Website:

One of the jewels of San Miguel, this little piano bar on Mesones is run by Canadian Johnny Favourite, a wildly successful recording artist in the vein of Michael Buble (who was once a student of Johnny's). He's a regular performer on the stage, joined periodically by other talented artists. Red velvet seats, friendly servers, and a fun yet respectful atmosphere make this a Favourite for many in SMA.

On Fridays there's a Swing Quartet. (Subject to change, as is all of San Miguel.)

TIP: Tipping the band is always appreciated. :-)
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09:00pm  music: Jazz Quartet, Tio Lucas

09:00pm-02:00am  
Cost:
Location: Tio Lucas Restaurant, Mesones 103
Contact: (415) 152-4996, tiolucassma@hotmail.com
Website:

Jazz Quartet
Bobby Kaplan,Kenny Basmas, Toño Losoya, Victor Monterubia -------------

Live music daily:
3:00-5:00 and
9:00-11:00, Friday and Saturday 9:00-2:00am

There’s something about Tío Lucas that makes a night there feel like the epitome of a great vacation. The food is rich and flavorful, the open patio setting is charming, and the bar is a cozy alternative for those who just want to hang out and enjoy the music. And then there’s Max, the ever-present owner and manager who seems genuinely devoted to making sure everyone is having a good time. The beef, which gets top billing, is succulent and generously served; the fish and chicken are excellent, and the Caesar salad is something special.

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09:00pm  music: American Rock, Jazz & Blues, Santos Crudoteca

09:00pm-11:00pm  
Cost: No cover
Location: De Los Suspiros, just N of Nemesio Diez
Contact:
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Canadian owned (at least partly) place for classic hangover food and live music. Thursday is Ladies Night. They do theater once a month on various days.

From Ancha de San Antonio, turn onto Nemesio Diez and take the first left onto De Los Suspiros. It's just half a block up on the left.
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09:15pm  music: Latin American, Mama Mia, Los Garambullos

09:15pm-11:15pm  
Cost:
Location: Umaran 8
Contact: 415 152 2063
Website: www.mamamia.com.mx

Mama Mia

San Miguel's musical connection, a great place to dance rock, funk or salsa to live music. You can then go on to Leonardo's Bar, the ideal video bar, to get together with new and old friends. Leonardo's is one of the friendliest places in town where, sooner or later, everybody meets. La Terraza offers a spectacular view and, together with the music, a very sophisticated atmosphere.

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10:00pm  music: Pila Seca, Mama Mia Bar

10:00pm-12:00pm  
Cost: No cover
Location: Umaran 8
Contact:
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Mama Mia is the "always happening" spot in San Miguel, with live music, karaoke, late night entertainment or chill dinner music. There's the main restaurant (for adults), a side sports bar, a rooftop terrace, and another side crazy nightspot for those who are or want to be under 39. It's a place where you can start or end your night in San Miguel.

No Happy Hours or drink specials (because they're too cool and don't need it) but always something going on!

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Sunday's Weekly Events          click on titles for details
09:00am  brunch: Via Organ. Sun Organic Brunch all day

09:00am-09:00pm  
Cost: 125
Location: Via Organica, Margarito Ledezma 2 Col. Guadalupe
Contact: Iliana Lanuza, 415 1210540, 1528042, Cel415 151 0673
Website: www.viaorganica.org

Sunday Organic Brunch all day, $125
Fresh baked Cinnamon Roll
Fruit plate
Choice of :
Quiche with breakfast potatoes and salad or
Tamale (made with olive oil) with guacamole and beans or Omelette with spinach and mushrooms
Breakfast potatoes and salad
Coffee, tea or agua fresca
Mimosa

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10:30am  spirit: Antioch Community Outreach

10:30am-  
Cost:
Location: Hotel Imperio de Angeles
Contact: 415-103-3132, antiochsma@gmail.com, Scott Provins
Website:

English speaking worship service
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10:30am  spirit: Quaker Meeting

10:30am-11:30am  
Cost:
Location: LifePath, Rinconada de la Aldea 29
Contact:
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11:00am  yoga: Yoga at Shanti

11:00am-  
Cost:
Location: Shanti
Contact: 044 415 100 8396,info@shantisanmiguel.com
Website: www.shantisanmiguel.com

Yoga: Reward yourself. Do yourself good.

Experience yoga at Shanti, either on our roof deck, or on the poolside patio, and enjoy a cup of chai after your class. We offer yoga classes Wednesday through Sunday at 11 and 1. Since we never are sure of the composition of the class, our instructors are prepared to accommodate you in any way from gentle and restorative, to energizing and challenging.
Free shuttle from Mega

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12:00pm  tour: House and Garden Tour

12:00pm-  
Cost: 200 pesos, benefits Biblitoteca
Location: meet at Cafe Santa Ana, Biblioteca
Contact:
Website: www.bibliotecasma.com

Breakfast at Cafe Santa Ana, Biblioteca from 9:00am

tickets in advance

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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.

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01:00pm  yoga: Yoga at Shanti

01:00pm-  
Cost:
Location: Shanti
Contact: 044 415 100 8396,info@shantisanmiguel.com
Website: www.shantisanmiguel.com

Yoga: Reward yourself. Do yourself good.

Experience yoga at Shanti, either on our roof deck, or on the poolside patio, and enjoy a cup of chai after your class. We offer yoga classes Wednesday through Sunday at 11 and 1. Since we never are sure of the composition of the class, our instructors are prepared to accommodate you in any way from gentle and restorative, to energizing and challenging.
Free shuttle from Mega

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01:00pm  happy hr: 2x1 Clamachela, La Choperia

01:00pm-01:00am  
Cost:
Location: Canal 21
Contact: 415 154 4545
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One of the proud and few bars with Happy Hour on Sunday! Clamachelas are 2x1 AND every Sunday is Domingo de Paella... This Spanish rice delight is just $99.
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03:00pm  music: Jack and Frances, Classical Guitars, Los Milagros

03:00pm-05:00pm  
Cost: free
Location: Reloj 17
Contact: 152-0097
Website: www.restaurantlosmilagros.com.mx

When you are in Los Milagros Restaurant-Bar, you know you are in the soul of Old México.
Step into a centuries-old colonial house vibrant with Mexican décor and featuring the "miracle-making" figurines called milagros, along with other colorful handicrafts in a beguiling and comfortable setting.

Live music nightly (except Sunday)—salsa, cumbia, trova and popular favorites.
Friendly bilingual service with attention to detail.
Televised sporting events on the big screen

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03:00pm  happy hr: $25 Margaritas, Mexifran

03:00pm-10:00pm  
Cost:
Location: Zacateros 26
Contact:
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Actually, this is an all day, every day thing but I had to include it at least once as a Happy Hour so it got onto the calendar because it's an AMAZING price!

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03:00pm  readings: Poetry Share

03:00pm-04:30pm  
Cost: free
Location: Casa de la Noche, Organos 19
Contact:
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bring a poem to share, one of your own or one that inspires you
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03:00pm  music: Summer Piano Concert Series, Biblioteca

03:00pm-  
Cost: 150
Location: Sala Quetzal, Biblioteca
Contact:
Website:

Summer Piano Concert Series

Sundays 3pm, July 13-August 31
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04:00pm  happy hr: 2x1 Happy Hour, Vivali

04:00pm-06:00pm  
Cost:
Location: Canal 19
Contact:
Website:

2x1 Happy Hour at this lovely Italian restaurant includes wine and mixed drinks.

Note: Yes, they did change that one pesky little vowel in their name.
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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
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05:00pm  happy hr: 2x1 Happy Hour 5-8pm, Hank's

05:00pm-08:00pm  
Cost:
Location: Hidalgo, just below Jardin
Contact:
Website:

Best place to find someone interesting to talk to, coupled with wonderfully strong drinks at 2x1 and free cajun popcorn. Can't beat that!
TIPS: The strongest margaritas come from Jorge.
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05:00pm  happy hr: Drink specials 5-7pm, Berlin

05:00pm-07:00pm  
Cost:
Location: Umaran 19
Contact:
Website:

Popular with English-speakers and its Happy Hour every day! The specials are something like this:

2x40 pesos beer
2x50 pesos bigger beer
2x60 pesos fish tacos
2x70 pesos house liquor drinks >br>
TIP: Carlos accepts the SMA VIP card (except during happy hour)

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06:00pm  happy hr: 2x1 Happy Hour 6-8pm, Blue Bar

06:00pm-08:00pm  
Cost:
Location: Hospicio 35 (next to Andanza)
Contact:
Website:

2x1 House margaritas and cerveza at the lovely Blue Bar, next to Andanza on Hospicio.
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06:00pm  happy hr: 2x1 SUNSET Happy Hour 6-9pm, Terraza Nena

06:00pm-09:00pm  
Cost:
Location: Nemesio Diez 10
Contact: 415 152 1743
Website: https://www.facebook.com/barnenawinelounge?ref=br_tf

My new favorite rooftop terrace bar! Gorgeous view, excellent wine list (it's owned by a wine distributor), fun staff, a blue-tiled pool, and the BEST SUNSET HAPPY HOUR in San Miguel!

Wine and cocktails are 2x1. Conveniently, HH is later than the normal to take advantage of the perfect sunset view and evening heat lightning in the clouds. Check out pictures on Facebook to get a preview of how pretty it is: https://www.facebook.com/barnenawinelounge?ref=br_tf

TIP: Bottles of wine are 2x1 as well, so take a few friends and relax on the cozy couches or dangle your feet in the lovely pool.
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07:00pm  happy hr: 2x1 Pacifico 4-midnight, La Coronela

07:00pm-12:00pm  
Cost:
Location: San Francisco 2
Contact:
Website:

Nice, dark, Mexican place on the Jardin with a jukebox and a pretty, classy bar. You get a fabulous bowl of jicama, carrots and cucumbers when you sit down and the staff is friendly and attentive. The drink special is different every day so check back.
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07:00pm  music: Salsa Night, La Chula

07:00pm-11:00pm  
Cost: No cover
Location: Umaran 10
Contact:
Website:

La Chula recently added a higher level to the roof, boosting them above Mama Mia and Azotea and making it an AMAZING rooftop view in the Centro.

Sundays are Salsa night! They say all day but supposedly the best dancing is 9-11pm. AND Rum, vodka, tequila drinks are 2x1, all day Sunday.

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08:00pm  music: Jazz Quartet, Mama Mia

08:00pm-10:00am  
Cost:
Location: Umaran 8
Contact: 415 152 2063
Website: www.mamamia.com.mx

Mama Mia

San Miguel's musical connection, a great place to dance rock, funk or salsa to live music. You can then go on to Leonardo's Bar, the ideal video bar, to get together with new and old friends. Leonardo's is one of the friendliest places in town where, sooner or later, everybody meets. La Terraza offers a spectacular view and, together with the music, a very sophisticated atmosphere.

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08:00pm  music: The Rabeats, Mi Vida Restaurant

08:00pm-11:00pm  
Cost: No cover
Location: Hernandez Macias 27
Contact:
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Lovely restaurant for dinner and live music on the weekends. No drink specials or dancing craziness; just nice music and food in a quiet atmosphere. These guys are extremely talented!
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08:30pm  music: Salsa Music, La Noche Piano Bar

08:30pm-01:00am  
Cost: No cover
Location: Mesones 101
Contact:
Website:

One of the jewels of San Miguel, this little piano bar on Mesones is run by Canadian Johnny Favourite, a wildly successful recording artist in the vein of Michael Buble (who was once a student of Johnny's). He's a regular performer on the stage, joined periodically by other talented artists. Red velvet seats, friendly servers, and a fun yet respectful atmosphere make this a Favourite for many in SMA.

TIP: Tipping the band is greatly appreciated as Johnny doesn't charge a cover. :-)
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09:00pm  music: Cuban, Tio Lucas

09:00pm-11:00pm  
Cost:
Location: Tio Lucas Restaurant, Mesones 103
Contact: (415) 152-4996, tiolucassma@hotmail.com
Website:

Gabriel Hernandez and Ruben Kimani- musica cubana -------------

Live music daily:
3:00-5:00 and
9:00-11:00, Friday and Saturday 9:00-2:00am

There’s something about Tío Lucas that makes a night there feel like the epitome of a great vacation. The food is rich and flavorful, the open patio setting is charming, and the bar is a cozy alternative for those who just want to hang out and enjoy the music. And then there’s Max, the ever-present owner and manager who seems genuinely devoted to making sure everyone is having a good time. The beef, which gets top billing, is succulent and generously served; the fish and chicken are excellent, and the Caesar salad is something special.

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Tuesday's Weekly Events          click on titles for details
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

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08:00am  yoga: Yoga with Alejandro, intermediate

08:00am-  
Cost: 50
Location: Bellas Artes, Hernandez Macias 75
Contact:
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08:15am  yoga: Hatha Vinyasa with Tanya Kawan

08:15am-09:15am  
Cost:
Location: Centro Shakti, Potranca 6, Col. Guardiana
Contact: tanya@yogasanmiguel.com.mx, 044 415 113 7061
Website: www.yogasanmiguel.com.mx

Private classes also available.
+52 (415) 152 53 95

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09:30am  yoga: Yoga with Alejandro, beginner & gentle

09:30am-  
Cost: 50
Location: Bellas Artes, Hernandez Macias 75
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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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12:30pm  meeting: Rotary Club

12:30pm-  
Cost:
Location: Hotel Real de Minas
Contact:
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01:00pm  happy hr: Drinks 1/2 Off 1-10pm, MX

01:00pm-10:00pm  
Cost:
Location: San Francisco 8
Contact:
Website:

On San Francisco, just seconds off the Jardin, MX is a pretty place for dinner, Happy Hour or Tango (Sunday & Tuesday).

Happy Hour consists of 1/2 off beer, wine, tequila, vodka drinks. Not top shelf, so be reasonable.

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01:00pm  happy hr: Karaoke & 2x1 Wine, La Choperia

01:00pm-01:00am  
Cost:
Location: Canal 21
Contact:
Website:

This is as American of a sports bar as could be imagined in San Miguel - without the Americans. Big place, lots of screens, great food and friendly bartenders. The specials change monthly so don't get set on specifics, but know that it'll be something good.

Tuesdays at the moment bring 2x1 wine and Karaoke.

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03:00pm  music: Harp, Sergio Basurto, Tio Lucas

03:00pm-05:00pm  
Cost:
Location: Tio Lucas Restaurant, Mesones 103
Contact: (415) 152-4996, tiolucassma@hotmail.com
Website:

Live music daily:
3:00-5:00 and
9:00-11:00, Friday and Saturday 9:00-2:00am

There’s something about Tío Lucas that makes a night there feel like the epitome of a great vacation. The food is rich and flavorful, the open patio setting is charming, and the bar is a cozy alternative for those who just want to hang out and enjoy the music. And then there’s Max, the ever-present owner and manager who seems genuinely devoted to making sure everyone is having a good time. The beef, which gets top billing, is succulent and generously served; the fish and chicken are excellent, and the Caesar salad is something special.

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04:00pm  happy hr: 2x1 Micheladas 4-midnight, La Coronela

04:00pm-12:00pm  
Cost:
Location: San Francisco 2
Contact:
Website:

Nice, dark, Mexican place on the Jardin with a jukebox and a pretty, classy bar. You get a fabulous bowl of jicama, carrots and cucumbers when you sit down and the staff is friendly and attentive. The drink special is different every day so check back.
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04:00pm  happy hr: Free Corkage, Mexifran

04:00pm-10:00pm  
Cost:
Location: Zacateros 26
Contact:
Website:

No corkage fee all day Tuesday, so grab a bottle of wine from home and check out dinner and live music from 8-9pm. AND margaritas are 25 pesos, all the time, every day!

Closed Monday
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04:00pm  happy hr: 3x2 National Beers 4-7pm, The Beer Company

04:00pm-07:00pm  
Cost:
Location: Ancha de San Antonio 17
Contact:
Website:

The Beer Company is a cozy, tiny place with the feel of a mini pub and has a great lineup of microbrews, although sadly, none from my home-beer-town of Bend, Oregon.

Happy Hour counts for national Mexican beers; not micros. Every day except Friday.
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04:00pm  happy hr: 2x1 Happy Hour, Vivali

04:00pm-06:00pm  
Cost:
Location: Canal 19
Contact:
Website:

2x1 Happy Hour at this lovely Italian restaurant includes wine and mixed drinks.
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04:00pm  happy hr: 2x1 Happy Hour 4-7pm, Cafe Monet

04:00pm-07:00pm  
Cost:
Location: Zacateros 83
Contact:
Website:

Beer, wine, liquor are all 2x1.
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04:30pm  yoga: Hot Yoga to Sacred Music, Melinda

04:30pm-05:45pm  
Cost: $100, $700/10, $550/unlimited/month
Location: Guardiana 29
Contact: 415-152-5421, Esencia Yoga Spa Retreat
Website:

"Hot Yoga" Yoga Alliance certified ERY-T500 instructor Melinda Marino Bi-lingual.
Towel and mat service $10 pesos each. Water Always free!
Friday class is open to students who have taken 10 hot yoga classes or more.
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05:00pm  happy hr: 2x1 Margaritas & Sangria 5-10pm, La Brasserie

05:00pm-10:00pm  
Cost:
Location: Jesus 11
Contact:
Website:

This is a restaurant and bar with an inner courtyard and a surprisingly affordable menu ($90-140). All during dinner time margaritas and sangria are 2x1. The normal prices are $65 and $55, respectively, so this is a great dinner accompaniment!

It's closer than it might seem...from Umaran, turn left on the street after Mama Mia and it's just half a block down on the right. Very friendly staff.
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05:00pm  happy hr: 2x1 Happy Hour 5-8pm & Taco Tuesday, Hank's

05:00pm-08:00pm  
Cost:
Location: Hidalgo, just below Jardin
Contact:
Website:

Best place to find someone interesting to talk to, coupled with wonderfully strong drinks at 2x1 and free cajun popcorn. Can't beat that!
TIPS: The strongest margaritas come from Jorge. Cuidado! Seriously.

On Tuesdays Margaritas are 2x1 all day 12pm-1am and it's Taco Tuesday! Crunchy ground beef tacos are $20; cheesy ground beef burritos are $30 until they're out.
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05:00pm  special: 2x1 Women's Night Out, All Welcome, El Meson

05:00pm-07:00pm  
Cost:
Location: El Meson
Contact: 415-154 5073
Website: www.hotelelmeson.com/

2 X 1 Tuesday
Margaritas, beer, sangria, wine

In the heart of San Miguel next to the Teatro Angela Peralta, enjoy a delight of flavors, good music and a lovely colonial patio. Breakfast, lunch and dinner.

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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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05:00pm  happy hr: Drink specials 5-7pm, Berlin

05:00pm-07:00pm  
Cost:
Location: Umaran 19
Contact:
Website:

Popular with English-speakers and its Happy Hour every day! The specials are something like this:

2x40 pesos beer
2x50 pesos bigger beer
2x60 pesos fish tacos
2x70 pesos house liquor drinks >br>
TIP: Carlos accepts the SMA VIP card (except during happy hour)

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05:00pm  happy hr: 2x1 Happy Hour 5-9pm, Adelita

05:00pm-09:00pm  
Cost:
Location: Umaran 30A
Contact:
Website:

Happy hour goes late at Francois' little bar. 2x1 cerveza (normal size, not grande), rum, vodka, house tequila and mezcal.
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05:00pm  dinner: Via Organica Tuesday: Mexican Organic

05:00pm-09:00pm  
Cost: 95
Location: Via Organica, Margarito Ledezma 2 Col. Guadalupe
Contact: Iliana Lanuza, 415 1210540, 1528042, Cel415 151 0673
Website: www.viaorganica.org

Tuesday: Mexican Organic, $95
Mixed greens salad
Burritos
Choice of filling: Chicken, beef or beans, cheese, and veggies
Chips, salsa, and guacamole
Glass of wine or micro-brewed beer
Dessert

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05:00pm  happy hr: 2x1 Happy Hour 5-7pm, Bugambilia

05:00pm-07:00pm  
Cost:
Location: Mesones 101
Contact:
Website:

This is one of the oldest restaurants in San Miguel, and for good reason. They've moved a few times but they're now on Mesones, just before Hernandez Macias with a pretty interior coutyard. Tuesdays are Happy Hour with 2x1 margaritas, wine and beer. The margaritas are STRONG!

TIP: Ask Candelaria how long she's worked at Bugambilia. (She's a doll!)
TIP#2: The specialty is Chile en Nogada
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05:00pm  happy hr: Singles' Happy Hour 5-9pm, Orquidea

05:00pm-09:00pm  
Cost: No cover
Location: Zacateros 83
Contact: Bekka
Website: https://www.facebook.com/bekka.h.fass

Get together every Tuesday with a fun group of people, live music and 2x1 happy hour for national drinks (cerveza, house wine, tequila, possibly others).

Here's the August schedule of entertainment:
Aug 5 Juan Nieto of Manix
Aug 12 Comedy with Sylvia Rogers & Billy Billie Rose Ulmer
Aug 19 Lili Bee
Aug 26 Juan Nieto of Manix

The new Orquidea location is next to Cafe Monet on Zacateros, down the secret stairs that lead below the street level.
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06:00pm  happy hr: 2x1 SUNSET Happy Hour 6-9pm, Terraza Nena

06:00pm-09:00pm  
Cost:
Location: Nemesio Diez 10
Contact: 415 152 1743
Website: https://www.facebook.com/barnenawinelounge?ref=br_tf

My new favorite rooftop terrace bar! Gorgeous view, excellent wine list (it's owned by a wine distributor), fun staff, a blue-tiled pool, and the BEST SUNSET HAPPY HOUR in San Miguel!

Wine and cocktails are 2x1. Conveniently, HH is later than the normal to take advantage of the perfect sunset view and evening heat lightning in the clouds. Check out pictures on Facebook to get a preview of how pretty it is: https://www.facebook.com/barnenawinelounge?ref=br_tf

TIP: Bottles of wine are 2x1 as well, so take a few friends and relax on the cozy couches or dangle your feet in the lovely pool.
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06:00pm  happy hr: 2x1 Beer & Drinks, 21 Unica

06:00pm-08:00pm  
Cost:
Location: Jesus 23 (and Cuadrante)
Contact:
Website:

Cute little place with an impressive wall of Tradicional bottles. National mixed drinks and cerveza (Corona & Victoria) are 2x1 Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday. It's not far off the normal track, so if you haven't been here, stop in for something new!
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06:00pm  music: Salsa & Bachata Classes, Hacienda Guadalupe

06:00pm-08:00pm  
Cost: 50 pesos for both
Location: Hidalgo, just below Jardin
Contact:
Website:

Lazaro teaches a Salsa class at 6pm, then Bachata at 7pm each week. All levels welcome and don't be afraid to check it out if you're new!

National drinks (beer, tequila, rum) are 1/2 price at the bar, ALL THE TIME!
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07:00pm  music: Tango Class & Milonga, MX

07:00pm-10:00pm  
Cost: No cover
Location: San Francisco 8
Contact:
Website:

Eleazar/Mario (same guy, different name) does an Argentine Tango class at 7pm, followed by a chill Milonga at 8pm. It's an easy place for beginners as it's not overly crowded and you can dance or just sit back with a glass of wine. Or both!
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07:00pm  music: Gypsy Music, Mama Mia

07:00pm-09:00pm  
Cost:
Location: Umaran 8
Contact:
Website:

There's always something going on here, and except for Karaoke and Salsa, it's probably always subject to change. the different areas of Mama Mia have different atmospheres and different ages so don't let it get pigeon-holed in your mind... it can be old, young, chill or party.
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07:00pm  happy hr: 2x1 Guinness 7-11pm, Limerick

07:00pm-11:00pm  
Cost:
Location: Umaran 24
Contact:
Website:

This is one of the few late night Happy Hours in San Miguel, so when you stumble out of an afternoon HH and you're looking for the place to continue... Limerick might be for you!

Party atmosphere with a long bar and plenty of seating. It might not be the most Irish of the Irish pubs I've encountered, but heck; Guinness is 2x1 until 11pm!
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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
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08:00pm  special: Open Mic, Shelter Theater

08:00pm-09:00pm  
Cost: 30 pesos, includes a beer
Location: Vicente Guerrero 4, San Rafael
Contact: Yaya, 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...

Yaya says they're scheduling other days now so bring any ideas! They also have a studio space for rent.
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08:00pm  music: Latin American Music, Mama Mia

08:00pm-10:00pm  
Cost:
Location: Umaran 8
Contact: 415 152 2063
Website: www.mamamia.com.mx

Mama Mia

San Miguel's musical connection; a great place to dance rock, funk or salsa to live music. There's often music in the main restaurant straight back from the front door, which attracts a crowd anywhere from 25-75. Leonardo's, the friendly bar on the left has big couches and a horseshoe bar made for meeting people. The Mama Mia Bar on the right is the hip, dark, crowded bar with live bands or karaoke Wed - Sat. La Terraza on the roof offers a spectacular view and plenty of shade, even during hot months.

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08:00pm  varied: Open Mic

08:00pm-  
Cost: 30pesos minimum consumption
Location: Shelter Theater, Vincente Guerrero 4
Contact: 152-6243, sheltervg4@gmail.com
Website: www.sheltervg4.com

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09:00pm  music: Jazz Quartet, Tio Lucas

09:00pm-11:00pm  
Cost:
Location: Tio Lucas Restaurant, Mesones 103
Contact: (415) 152-4996, tiolucassma@hotmail.com
Website:

Jazz Quartet
Bobby Kaplan,Kenny Basmas, Toño Losoya, Victor Monterubia -------------

Live music daily:
3:00-5:00 and
9:00-11:00, Friday and Saturday 9:00-2:00am

There’s something about Tío Lucas that makes a night there feel like the epitome of a great vacation. The food is rich and flavorful, the open patio setting is charming, and the bar is a cozy alternative for those who just want to hang out and enjoy the music. And then there’s Max, the ever-present owner and manager who seems genuinely devoted to making sure everyone is having a good time. The beef, which gets top billing, is succulent and generously served; the fish and chicken are excellent, and the Caesar salad is something special.

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Thursday's Weekly Events          click on titles for details
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

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08:00am  yoga: Yoga with Alejandro, intermediate

08:00am-  
Cost: 50
Location: Bellas Artes, Hernandez Macias 75
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08:15am  yoga: Hatha Vinyasa with Tanya Kawan

08:15am-09:15am  
Cost:
Location: Centro Shakti, Potranca 6, Col. Guardiana
Contact: tanya@yogasanmiguel.com.mx, 044 415 113 7061
Website: www.yogasanmiguel.com.mx

Private classes also available.
+52 (415) 152 53 95

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09:00am  yoga: Hatha Yoga with Anabel

09:00am-10:30am  
Cost: .
Location: Cardo 10, Hotel Casa Bonita
Contact: yogana40@yahoo.​com.mx
Website:

Bilingual
All levels / Todos los niveles

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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:

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09:30am  game: Duplicate Bridge

09:30am-  
Cost: 50
Location: Organos 19
Contact: 152-5024
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09:30am  yoga: Yoga with Alejandro, beginner & gentle

09:30am-  
Cost: 50
Location: Bellas Artes, Hernandez Macias 75
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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.

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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
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11:00am  yoga: Yoga at Shanti

11:00am-  
Cost:
Location: Shanti
Contact: 044 415 100 8396,info@shantisanmiguel.com
Website: www.shantisanmiguel.com

Yoga: Reward yourself. Do yourself good.

Experience yoga at Shanti, either on our roof deck, or on the poolside patio, and enjoy a cup of chai after your class. We offer yoga classes Wednesday through Sunday at 11 and 1. Since we never are sure of the composition of the class, our instructors are prepared to accommodate you in any way from gentle and restorative, to energizing and challenging.
Free shuttle from Mega

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11:00am  meeting: Open Discussion Group

11:00am-  
Cost: free, gratis
Location: Sala Quetzal, Biblioteca
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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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12:00pm  happy hr: Ladies Day, Santos Crudoteca

12:00pm-12:00pm  
Cost:
Location: De Los Suspiros, just N of Nemesio Diez
Contact:
Website:

Ladies Night all day! The special drink is Cerveza con Mezcal (Beer & Mezcal) for 48 pesos. I can't give a recommendation on it yet because I was cruda (ironically) when I went there and didn't try it.

Live music from 9-11pm.

From Ancha de San Antonio, turn onto Nemesio Diez and take the first left onto De Los Suspiros. It's just half a block up on the left.
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12:15pm  discuss.:  Intellectual Conversation Group

12:15pm-02:15pm  
Cost: free, gratis
Location: El Cielito Lindo, Ancha S. Antonio 32, at Bayonetta
Contact:
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Two intellectual conversation groups started up in San Miguel in mid-January 2014 – one at Hecho en Mexico (now at El Cielito Lindo), and the other at the Biblioteca. The basic idea behind the two groups was to allow people to meet in a relatively small group (about a dozen on average) and discuss any topic that the group wants to consider. This could include such diverse topics as feminism, overpopulation, equality, sustainable development and environmental degradation, abortion laws, same sex marriage, immigration, and the like. Usually, there are several topics discussed. The rules of the groups permit everyone to participate and comment. The Biblioteca group unfortunately dissolved, but the one at El Cielito Lindo is still going and is looking for more participants. There is usually a core group that attends, but new people with new ideas are always welcome, and the conversation moves on briskly. If you enjoy a good conversation, you can participate – and you can suggest topics as well. If you are interested in attending, contact Michael Hertz (mmmickey55@yahoo.com for the El Cielito Lindo meeting) and he'll put you on the mailing list for future meetings.
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01:00pm  yoga: Yoga at Shanti

01:00pm-  
Cost:
Location: Shanti
Contact: 044 415 100 8396,info@shantisanmiguel.com
Website: www.shantisanmiguel.com

Yoga: Reward yourself. Do yourself good.

Experience yoga at Shanti, either on our roof deck, or on the poolside patio, and enjoy a cup of chai after your class. We offer yoga classes Wednesday through Sunday at 11 and 1. Since we never are sure of the composition of the class, our instructors are prepared to accommodate you in any way from gentle and restorative, to energizing and challenging.
Free shuttle from Mega

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01:00pm  happy hr: Drinks 1/2 Off 1-10pm, MX

01:00pm-10:00pm  
Cost:
Location: San Francisco 8
Contact:
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On San Francisco, just seconds off the Jardin, MX is a pretty place for dinner, Happy Hour or Tango (Sunday & Tuesday).

Happy Hour consists of 1/2 off beer, wine, tequila, vodka drinks. Not top shelf, so be reasonable.

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01:00pm  happy hr: 2x1 Martinis & Music, La Choperia

01:00pm-01:00am  
Cost:
Location: Canal 21
Contact:
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ALL DAY 2x1 Martinis and live music at night.

This is a sports bar with multiple big screens, lots of space, great service and a different special every day.
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01:30pm  game: Scrabble

01:30pm-  
Cost: free
Location: Hotel Quinta Loreto
Contact: reneklassen@hotmail.com
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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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04:00pm  happy hr: 2x1 Margaritas 4-9pm, Don Taco Tequila

04:00pm-09:00pm  
Cost:
Location: Hernandez Macias 83
Contact:
Website:

Happy Hour only happens once a week at this trendy, Belgian-owned place in the Centro, so don't miss it! Their margaritas are au-natural and cervezas join the 2x1 party as well. They have some fabulous salsas that come to your table when your order food. Closed Tuesdays.

TIP: They have a Drink of the Day, which is ever-changing and worth checking out.
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04:00pm  happy hr: 2x1 Johnny Walker Red 4-midnight, La Coronela

04:00pm-12:00pm  
Cost:
Location: San Francisco 2
Contact:
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Nice, dark, Mexican place on the Jardin with a jukebox and a pretty, classy bar. You get a fabulous bowl of jicama, carrots and cucumbers when you sit down and the staff is friendly and attentive. The drink special is different every day so check back.
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04:00pm  happy hr: 2x1 Happy Hour, Vivali

04:00pm-06:00pm  
Cost:
Location: Canal 19
Contact:
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2x1 Happy Hour at this lovely Italian restaurant includes wine and mixed drinks.

Note: Yes, they did change that one pesky little vowel in their name.
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04:00pm  happy hr: 2x1 Happy Hour 4-7pm, Cafe Monet

04:00pm-07:00pm  
Cost:
Location: Zacateros 83
Contact:
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Beer, wine, liquor are all 2x1.
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04:00pm  happy hr: 3x2 National Beers 4-7pm, The Beer Company

04:00pm-07:00pm  
Cost:
Location: Ancha de San Antonio 17
Contact:
Website:

The Beer Company is a cozy, tiny place with the feel of a mini pub and has a great lineup of microbrews, although sadly, none from my home-beer-town of Bend, Oregon.

Happy Hour counts for national Mexican beers; not micros. Every day except Friday.
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04:00pm  game: Backgammon

04:00pm-08:00pm  
Cost: free
Location: Ten Ten Pie Al Carbon, Stirling Dickenson 5
Contact:
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04:00pm  meeting: Newcomers' Informational

04:00pm-05:00pm  
Cost:
Location: La Conexion, Aldama 3
Contact:
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Q&A presented by Richard Simeone
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04:30pm  yoga: Hot Yoga to Sacred Music, Melinda

04:30pm-05:45pm  
Cost: $100, $700/10, $550/unlimited/month
Location: Guardiana 29
Contact: 415-152-5421, Esencia Yoga Spa Retreat
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"Hot Yoga" Yoga Alliance certified ERY-T500 instructor Melinda Marino Bi-lingual.
Towel and mat service $10 pesos each. Water Always free!
Friday class is open to students who have taken 10 hot yoga classes or more.
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05:00pm  happy hr: Drink specials 5-7pm, Berlin

05:00pm-07:00pm  
Cost:
Location: Umaran 19
Contact:
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Popular with English-speakers and its Happy Hour every day! The specials are something like this:

2x40 pesos beer
2x50 pesos bigger beer
2x60 pesos fish tacos
2x70 pesos house liquor drinks >br>
TIP: Carlos accepts the SMA VIP card (except during happy hour)

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05:00pm  happy hr: 2x1, 5-8pm & Hurricane Thursday, Hank's

05:00pm-08:00pm  
Cost:
Location: Hidalgo, just below Jardin
Contact:
Website:

Great place to find someone interesting to talk to, coupled with wonderfully strong drinks at 2x1. Sounds like an ideal Thursday afternoon to me!
TIP: Ask for Cajun popcorn if it's not out yet.

Tall, pretty Hurricanes are 2x1 all day 12pm-1am. Woohoo!
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05:00pm  happy hr: 2x1 Happy Hour 5-9pm, Adelita

05:00pm-09:00pm  
Cost:
Location: Umaran 30A
Contact:
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Happy hour goes late at Francois' little bar. 2x1 cerveza (normal size, not grande), rum, vodka, house tequila and mezcal.
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05:00pm  dinner: Via Organ. Thurs Organic Thanksgiving

05:00pm-09:00pm  
Cost: 150
Location: Via Organica, Margarito Ledezma 2 Col. Guadalupe
Contact: Iliana Lanuza, 415 1210540, 1528042, Cel415 151 0673
Website: www.viaorganica.org

Thursday: Organic Thanksgiving, $150
Mixed greens salad
Roast turkey
Stuffing
Mashed Potatoes
Sweet Potatoes
Seasonal Green Veggie
Glass of wine or micro-brewed beer
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05:00pm  happy hr: 2x1 Happy Hour 5-8pm, Sunset Bar

05:00pm-08:00pm  
Cost:
Location: Mesones 101
Contact:
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It's hard to choose the best rooftop bar in San Miguel and this has to be on the list for consideration. Chic place with lounge music, looking at the front of Angela Peralta Museum (which is very pretty at the top), and the sides of the Parrochia and San Francisco. Go into the entrance of CasaLinda Hotel, past La Noche Piano Bar, through Bugambilia Restaurant, and up the stairs to the left.

Happy Hour is beer, rum, tequila.
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05:00pm  happy hr: 2x1 Margaritas & Sangria 5-10pm, La Brasserie

05:00pm-10:00pm  
Cost:
Location: Jesus 11
Contact:
Website:

This is a restaurant and bar with an inner courtyard and a surprisingly affordable menu ($90-140). All during dinner time margaritas and sangria are 2x1. The normal prices are $65 and $55, respectively, so this is a great dinner accompaniment!

It's closer than it might seem...from Umaran, turn left on the street after Mama Mia and it's just half a block down on the right. Very friendly staff.
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05:30pm  dance: Danzon Dance Classes

05:30pm-07:00pm  
Cost: free
Location: Juan Manuel Fajardo Sala, La Biblioteca
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05:45pm  yoga: Yoga Classes for All Levels with Anabel

05:45pm-07:00pm  
Cost: 100 pesos
Location: LifePath, Rinconada de la Aldea 29
Contact: anabel@lifepathretreats.com
Website: www.lifepathretreats.com

drop-ins welcome

Anabel Cardenas Dugal teaches Hatha Yoga for all levels from beginner to advanced in a group setting. She incorporates standing, sitting, and laying down yoga asanas with emphasis on the breathing process. She always tries to lead and encourage her students to move within a safe range of motion and to know and respect his or her limits and honor that we all go and grow at our own pace. Pranayama and breathing techniques are a essential component of her yoga classes. Her yoga classes address the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual life of a human being. Grand Sala.

http://www.lifepathretreats.com/yoga-classes-for-all-levels-taught-by-anabel-cardenas-dugal

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06:00pm  happy hr: 2x1 MEXICAN SUNSET Happy Hour 6-9, Terraza Nena

06:00pm-09:00pm  
Cost:
Location: Nemesio Diez 10
Contact: 415 152 1743
Website: https://www.facebook.com/barnenawinelounge?ref=br_tf

My new favorite rooftop terrace bar! Gorgeous view, excellent wine list (it's owned by a wine distributor), friendly staff, a blue-tiled pool, and the BEST SUNSET HAPPY HOUR in San Miguel!

Wine and cocktails are always 2x1 during HH, however on Thursday and Friday, they bring out the agave! Shots and cocktails with tequila and mezcal are all 2x1 as well. Woohoo! When in Mexico...

Conveniently, HH is later than the normal to take advantage of the perfect sunset view and evening heat lightning in the clouds. Check out pictures on Facebook to get a preview of how pretty it is: https://www.facebook.com/barnenawinelounge?ref=br_tf

TIP: Bottles of wine are 2x1 as well, so take a few friends and relax on the cozy couches or dangle your feet in the lovely pool.
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06:00pm  happy hr: 2x1 Happy Hour 6-8pm, Blue Bar

06:00pm-08:00pm  
Cost:
Location: Hospicio 35 (next to Andanza)
Contact:
Website:

Happy Hour at Blue Bar means 2x1 margaritas and cerveza. Part of Sierra Nevada, so you know it's good!
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06:00pm  special: Happy Jueves, Shelter Theater

06:00pm-09:00pm  
Cost: 40 pesos
Location: Vicente Guerrero 4, San Rafael
Contact: Yaya, sheltervg4@gmail.com
Website: www.sheltervg4.com

Happy Jueves is a combination art exhibit, DJ, and movie.
Doors open at 6pm for art, music and drinks.
Movie starts at 7pm - usually comedy or drama, and usually in English (sometimes Spanish) but it will always have subtitles in the opposite language as the script.

Cover includes a beer. Indio beers are 2x1 all night.
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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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06:00pm  happy hr: 2x1 Beer & Drinks, 21 Unica

06:00pm-08:00pm  
Cost:
Location: Jesus 23 (and Cuadrante)
Contact:
Website:

Cute little place with an impressive wall of Tradicional bottles. National mixed drinks and cerveza (Corona & Victoria) are 2x1 Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday. It's not far off the normal track, so if you haven't been here, stop in for something new!
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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

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06:30pm  happy hr: Unlimited Twilight Tapas & Drinks, Bezzito

06:30pm-09:00pm  
Cost: 200
Location: 78 Hernandez Macias
Contact:
Website:

My favorite dinner & drink deal in town!

Bezzito is a shi-shi restaurant and bar on Hernandez Macias, just down from Umaran with a GORGEOUS rooftop. During the summer they do a $200 all you can eat AND drink special on Thursdays and Fridays. They serve tapas like sliders, arrachera, artichoke or salmon tostadas, and pizza. They bring one of each for each person and you can re-order whatever you want. But the best part is unlimited drinks - Tradicional, Smirnoff, rum - as well! Seriously??

They creatively call it Brunch but don't let their sketchy English fool you. It is indeed in the evening and it's tapas and drinks.
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07:00pm  happy hr: 2x1 Beer & Drinks 7-10pm, Limerick

07:00pm-10:00pm  
Cost:
Location: Umaran 24
Contact:
Website:

This is one of the few late night Happy Hours in San Miguel, so when you stumble out of an afternoon HH and you're looking for the place to continue... Limerick is the place for you! It's a party atmosphere with a long bar and plenty of seating.

National beers and mixed drinks are 2x1 on Thursdays. "National" meaning Mexican, not Irish. I think you'd be hard pressed to find a leprechaun in here anyway...
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07:00pm  music: Miguel Favero & Kike, La Mesa Grande

07:00pm-09:00pm  
Cost:
Location: Zacateros 49
Contact:
Website:

Every Thursday La Mesa Grande stays open late for live music and 2x1 Heinekens.
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07:30pm  music: Gil Gutierrez, Gabriel Hernandez Quartet

07:30pm-  
Cost: cover
Location: Mi Casa Restaurant, Instituto Allende, Ancha 20
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07:30pm  music: Folkloric Harp & Flamenco Guitar

07:30pm-  
Cost: donation 150 pesos
Location: Sala Quetzal, Biblioteca
Contact:
Website:

Traditional Folkloric Harp and Flamenco Guitar
with Sergio Basurto

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07:30pm  music: Jack and Frances, Classical Guitars, Biblioteca

07:30pm-  
Cost: No cover
Location: Los Milagros, Reloj 17
Contact: 152-0097
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07:30pm  music: Gil Gutierrez, Gabriel Hernandez Quartet

07:30pm-  
Cost: cover
Location: Mi Casa Restaurant, Instituto Allende, Ancha 20
Contact: reservations advised 154-5890
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08:00pm  yoga: Hatha Yoga with Anabel

08:00pm-09:15pm  
Cost: .
Location: Cardo 10, Hotel Casa Bonita
Contact: yogana40@yahoo.​com.mx
Website:

Bilingual
All levels / Todos los niveles

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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.

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10:00am  yoga: Yoga with Jen Kagan, Atascadero Studio

10:00am-11:00am  
Cost: $110, $380/4, $720/8 $960/unlimited/mn, $500 private
Location: Atascadero
Contact: yoga.kagan@gmai​l.com, 415-149-9668
Website: www.jenkagan.ne​t

Jennifer is a certified Iyengar Instructor (Jr. 1) who trained at the Iyengar Institute of NY and regularly in India with the Iyengar family and with other top teachers. She now teaches and hosts retreats in her studio. Classes are fun & rigorous.

“I studied many styles before discovering the Iyengar method. Using what we know, the body in order to uncover and explore what we don’t know makes this method deeply profound. Yoga has affected me greatly and I enjoy bringing it to others and to witness them gain understanding and freedom in their lives. I like teaching those who think yoga isn’t for them. They Iyengar method is designed to include people of all physical levels. Students who are curious learners, intelligent thinkers and adventurous explorers are drawn to this method."

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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:

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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:

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10:00am  meditation: meditation and instruction

10:00am-  
Cost: free, gratis
Location: Meditation Center, Callejon Blanco 4
Contact:
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10:00am  yoga : Yoga in the Streets, free, Parque Juarez

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

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10:00am  yoga: Restorative with Props

10:00am-11:15am  
Cost: 100
Location: LifePath, Rinconada de la Aldea 29
Contact:
Website:

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11:00am  music: Harp, Sergio Basurto, Mama Mia

11:00am-01:00pm  
Cost:
Location: Umaran 8
Contact:
Website:

Mama Mia

San Miguel's musical connection, a great place to dance rock, funk or salsa to live music. You can then go on to Leonardo's Bar, the ideal video bar, to get together with new and old friends. Leonardo's is one of the friendliest places in town where, sooner or later, everybody meets. La Terraza offers a spectacular view and, together with the music, a very sophisticated atmosphere.

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11:00am  yoga: Yoga at Shanti

11:00am-  
Cost:
Location: Shanti
Contact: 044 415 100 8396,info@shantisanmiguel.com
Website: www.shantisanmiguel.com

Yoga: Reward yourself. Do yourself good.

Experience yoga at Shanti, either on our roof deck, or on the poolside patio, and enjoy a cup of chai after your class. We offer yoga classes Wednesday through Sunday at 11 and 1. Since we never are sure of the composition of the class, our instructors are prepared to accommodate you in any way from gentle and restorative, to energizing and challenging.
Free shuttle from Mega

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01:00pm  yoga: Yoga at Shanti

01:00pm-  
Cost:
Location: Shanti
Contact: 044 415 100 8396,info@shantisanmiguel.com
Website: www.shantisanmiguel.com

Yoga: Reward yourself. Do yourself good.

Experience yoga at Shanti, either on our roof deck, or on the poolside patio, and enjoy a cup of chai after your class. We offer yoga classes Wednesday through Sunday at 11 and 1. Since we never are sure of the composition of the class, our instructors are prepared to accommodate you in any way from gentle and restorative, to energizing and challenging.
Free shuttle from Mega

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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
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Workbook, free discussion class
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01:00pm  happy hr: 3x2 Perlas Negras, La Choperia

01:00pm-01:00am  
Cost:
Location: Canal 21
Contact:
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Big sports bar, lots of screens, great food and friendly bartenders.

Every Friday and Saturday Black Pearls are 3x2. That's Jagermeister and Boost energy drink.
You also get free wings when you buy a bottle. (Bacardi $750, Tradicional $850, etc)
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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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02:00pm  music: Severo Barrera, Classical Guitar, Mama Mias

02:00pm-04:00pm  
Cost:
Location: Umaran 8
Contact:
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Mama Mia

San Miguel's musical connection, a great place to dance rock, funk or salsa to live music. You can then go on to Leonardo's Bar, the ideal video bar, to get together with new and old friends. Leonardo's is one of the friendliest places in town where, sooner or later, everybody meets. La Terraza offers a spectacular view and, together with the music, a very sophisticated atmosphere.

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03:00pm  music: Jack and Frances, classical guitars

03:00pm-05:00pm  
Cost: free
Location: Reloj 17
Contact: 152-0097
Website: www.restaurantlosmilagros.com.mx

When you are in Los Milagros Restaurant-Bar, you know you are in the soul of Old México.
Step into a centuries-old colonial house vibrant with Mexican décor and featuring the "miracle-making" figurines called milagros, along with other colorful handicrafts in a beguiling and comfortable setting.

Live music nightly (except Sunday)—salsa, cumbia, trova and popular favorites.
Friendly bilingual service with attention to detail.
Televised sporting events on the big screen

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03:00pm  music: Lalo and Juan Duet, Tio Lucas

03:00pm-05:00pm  
Cost:
Location: Tio Lucas Restaurant, Mesones 103
Contact: (415) 152-4996, tiolucassma@hotmail.com
Website:

Live music daily:
3:00-5:00 and
9:00-11:00, Friday and Saturday 9:00-2:00am

There’s something about Tío Lucas that makes a night there feel like the epitome of a great vacation. The food is rich and flavorful, the open patio setting is charming, and the bar is a cozy alternative for those who just want to hang out and enjoy the music. And then there’s Max, the ever-present owner and manager who seems genuinely devoted to making sure everyone is having a good time. The beef, which gets top billing, is succulent and generously served; the fish and chicken are excellent, and the Caesar salad is something special.

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04:00pm  music: Latin American folklore, Los Garambullos

04:00pm-06:00pm  
Cost:
Location: Umaran 8
Contact:
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Mama Mia

San Miguel's musical connection, a great place to dance rock, funk or salsa to live music. You can then go on to Leonardo's Bar, the ideal video bar, to get together with new and old friends. Leonardo's is one of the friendliest places in town where, sooner or later, everybody meets. La Terraza offers a spectacular view and, together with the music, a very sophisticated atmosphere.

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04:00pm  happy hr: 2x1 Happy Hour 4-7pm, Cafe Monet

04:00pm-07:00pm  
Cost:
Location: Zacateros 83
Contact:
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Beer, wine, liquor are all 2x1.
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04:00pm  happy hr: 2x1 Happy Hour, Vivali

04:00pm-06:00pm  
Cost:
Location: Canal 19
Contact:
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2x1 Happy Hour at this lovely Italian restaurant includes wine and mixed drinks.
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04:00pm  happy hr: 3x2 National Beers 4-7pm, The Beer Company

04:00pm-07:00pm  
Cost:
Location: Ancha de San Antonio 17
Contact:
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The Beer Company is a cozy, tiny place with the feel of a mini pub and has a great lineup of microbrews, although sadly, none from my home-beer-town of Bend, Oregon.

Happy Hour counts for national Mexican beers; not micros. Every day except Friday.
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05:00pm  happy hr: 2x1 Margaritas & Sangria 5-10pm, La Brasserie

05:00pm-10:00pm  
Cost:
Location: Jesus 11
Contact:
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This is a restaurant with an inner courtyard and a surprisingly affordable menu ($90-140). All during dinner time margaritas and sangria are 2x1. The normal prices are $65 and $55, respectively, so this is a great dinner accompaniment!

It's closer than it might seem...from Umaran, turn left on the street after Mama Mia and it's just half a block down on the right. Very friendly staff.
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05:00pm  happy hr: 2x1 Happy Hour 5-8pm, Hank's

05:00pm-08:00pm  
Cost:
Location: Hidalgo, just below Jardin
Contact:
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Best place to find someone interesting to talk to, coupled with wonderfully strong drinks at 2x1 and free cajun popcorn. Can't beat that!
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05:00pm  dinner: Via Organica, Pastured Filet Mingon

05:00pm-09:00pm  
Cost: 150
Location: Via Organica, Margarito Ledezma 2 Col. Guadalupe
Contact: Iliana Lanuza, 415 1210540, 1528042, Cel415 151 0673
Website: www.viaorganica.org

Saturday: Pasture Raised Beef, Filet Mignon, $150
Peppered Filet Mignon with Mushroom
Wine Sauce
Wild Rice pilaf, seasonal greens
Salad, artisan breads
Glass of wine or micro-brewed beer
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05:00pm  happy hr: Drink specials 5-7pm, Berlin

05:00pm-07:00pm  
Cost:
Location: Umaran 19
Contact:
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Popular with English-speakers and its Happy Hour every day! The specials are something like this:

2x40 pesos beer
2x50 pesos bigger beer
2x60 pesos fish tacos
2x70 pesos house liquor drinks >br>
TIP: Carlos accepts the SMA VIP card (except during happy hour)

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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
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06:00pm  happy hr: 2x1 Corona Light, 4-midnight, La Coronela

06:00pm-07:00pm  
Cost:
Location: San Francisco 2
Contact:
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Nice, dark, Mexican place on the Jardin with a jukebox and a pretty, classy bar. You get a fabulous bowl of jicama, carrots and cucumbers when you sit down and the staff is friendly and attentive. The drink special is different every day so check back.
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06:00pm  happy hr: 2x1 SUNSET Happy Hour 6-9pm, Terraza Nena

06:00pm-09:00pm  
Cost:
Location: Nemesio Diez 10
Contact: 415 152 1743
Website: https://www.facebook.com/barnenawinelounge?ref=br_tf

My new favorite rooftop terrace bar! Gorgeous view, excellent wine list (it's owned by a wine distributor), friendly staff, a blue-tiled pool, and the BEST SUNSET HAPPY HOUR in San Miguel!

Wine and cocktails are 2x1. Conveniently, HH is later than the normal to take advantage of the perfect sunset view and evening heat lightning in the clouds. Check out pictures on Facebook to get a preview of how pretty it is: https://www.facebook.com/barnenawinelounge?ref=br_tf

TIP: Bottles of wine are 2x1 as well, so take a few friends and relax on the cozy couches or dangle your feet in the lovely pool.
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07:00pm  music: Latin Folk, Mama Mia

07:00pm-11:00pm  
Cost:
Location: Umaran 8
Contact:
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There's always something going on here, and except for Karaoke and Salsa, it's probably always subject to change. the different areas of Mama Mia have different atmospheres and different ages so don't let it get pigeon-holed in your mind... it can be old, young, chill or party.
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07:00pm  happy hr: 2x1 Tequila 7-10pm, Limerick

07:00pm-10:00pm  
Cost:
Location: Umaran 24
Contact:
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You can't go wrong with a late night Saturday Happy Hour! Tequila is 2x1 until 10pm. Oh yeah.

By name this is an Irish pub, but by personality it's more of a big party. It has a younger crowd than most places and a good mix of Mexicans and expats. If the green lights are on; Limerick is open!
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08:00pm  music: classical guitar, El Tomato

08:00pm-  
Cost: $200 pesos minimum
Location: Mesones 62
Contact: 154-6390
Website: www.eltomato.com

El Tomato Restaurant

Our Concept and Philosophy
The concept of El Tomato, since Mariano Alvarez took over in December 2008, is an Argentine Italian Fusion, where rustic comfort food meets authentic argentine flavors and traditional italian dishes, using local ingredients & family recipes. Some items you may find on the menu are argentine cuts, steaks, sausages, empanadas, provoleta, pastas, ravioli, risotto, gnocci, lasagna, abundant salads. There is also a wide selection of wines, specializing in varieties from Argentina and Italy. Ask about the monthly wine tastings with food pairing. You’ll find this cooking approach will leave you delightfully surprised and wanting to come back soon for some more.

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08:00pm  music: Music on the Rooftop, Cielo

08:00pm-10:00pm  
Cost: No cover
Location: Correo & Sollano, next to the Jardin
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Live Mexican music every Friday at Cielo with Oscar Cervantes, who brings his guitar, cowboy hat and huge smile every Friday and Saturday. No drink specials but the view of the Parrochia from their rooftop is fantastic!
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08:00pm  music: Cuban Pianist, Mi Vida Restaurant

08:00pm-11:00pm  
Cost: No cover
Location: Hernandez Macias 27
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Lovely restaurant for dinner and live music on the weekends. No drink specials or dancing craziness; just nice music and food in a quiet atmosphere.
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08:30pm  music: Live Blues, Little House of Blues

08:30pm-11:00pm  
Cost: Free
Location: Dean Martini's Little House of Blues (Hidalgo)
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Carlos Guzman plays every Saturday at the Little House of Blues - voted Best Martinis in SMA!

TIP: Order your martini by the namesake Blues artist and it's half off. If there's a big sports game on or anything hockey, Kenny's playing it.
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08:30pm  music: Rock & Roll, La Noche Piano Bar

08:30pm-01:00am  
Cost: No cover
Location: Mesones 101
Contact:
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One of the jewels of San Miguel, this little piano bar on Mesones is run by Canadian Johnny Favourite, a wildly successful recording artist in the vein of Michael Buble (who was once a student of Johnny's). He's a regular performer on the stage, joined periodically by other talented artists. Red velvet seats, friendly servers, and a fun, classy atmosphere make this a Favourite for many in SMA.

Saturdays are R&R; more jazzy than raucous. Great place for wine and please feel free to get up and dance if there's space!

TIP: Tipping the band is greatly appreciated, as there's no cover. :-)
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08:30pm  music: Carlos Guzman, Little House of Blues

08:30pm-11:00pm  
Cost: No cover
Location: Hidalgo, between Mesones & Insurgentes
Contact:
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Great little blues bar where you always run into friends or make new ones.

Voted Best Martinis in town!

Tip: If you order a martini by name of the Blues artist, it's half off.
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09:00pm  music: Suave Mexican Trio, Don Taco Tequila

09:00pm-11:00pm  
Cost: No cover
Location: Hernandez Macias 83
Contact:
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Usually on Saturdays a Mexican Trio comes to play chill Mexican music with a guitar, violin and upright bass.

Happy Hour only happens on Thursdays with au-natural margaritas and cervezas at 2x1 party. They have some fabulous salsas that come to your table when your order food. Closed Tuesdays.

TIP: They have a Drink of the Day, which is ever-changing and worth checking out.
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09:00pm  dance: Latin Dancing, music

09:00pm-  
Cost: 50 pesos with live band
Location: Arthur Murray, Hernandez Macias 68
Contact: 152-0095
Website: www.arthurmurraysanmiguel.com

Arthur Murray/Baile Cafe
152-0095 for reservations

Arthur Murray Dance Studio

Not your father's Arthur Murray

The Arthur Murray dance syllabus is modern and updated for today's dancer! Newest additions and revisions include: Argentine Tango (+ Milonga and Tango Vals), Bachata, West Coast Swing, and Club Salsa.

We fully understand and appreciate the difference between social and competitive dancing and can provide either.

There are reasons Arthur Murray has been in existence for almost 100 years...our teaching methods work and good dancing is always in style!

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09:00pm  music: Jazz Quartet, Tio Lucas

09:00pm-02:00am  
Cost:
Location: Tio Lucas Restaurant, Mesones 103
Contact: (415) 152-4996, tiolucassma@hotmail.com
Website:

Jazz Quartet
Bobby Kaplan,Kenny Basmas, Toño Losoya, Victor Monterubia -------------

Live music daily:
3:00-5:00 and
9:00-11:00, Friday and Saturday 9:00-2:00am

There’s something about Tío Lucas that makes a night there feel like the epitome of a great vacation. The food is rich and flavorful, the open patio setting is charming, and the bar is a cozy alternative for those who just want to hang out and enjoy the music. And then there’s Max, the ever-present owner and manager who seems genuinely devoted to making sure everyone is having a good time. The beef, which gets top billing, is succulent and generously served; the fish and chicken are excellent, and the Caesar salad is something special.

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09:00pm  music: American Rock, Jazz & Blues, Santos Crudoteca

09:00pm-11:00pm  
Cost: No cover
Location: De Los Suspiros, just N of Nemesio Diez
Contact:
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Canadian owned (at least partly) place for classic hangover food and live music. Thursday is Ladies Night. They do theater once a month on various days.

From Ancha de San Antonio, turn onto Nemesio Diez and take the first left onto De Los Suspiros. It's just half a block up on the left.
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09:15pm  music: Latin American folklore, Los Garambullos

09:15pm-11:15pm  
Cost:
Location: Umaran 8
Contact: 415 152 2063
Website: www.mamamia.com.mx

Mama Mia

San Miguel's musical connection, a great place to dance rock, funk or salsa to live music. You can then go on to Leonardo's Bar, the ideal video bar, to get together with new and old friends. Leonardo's is one of the friendliest places in town where, sooner or later, everybody meets. La Terraza offers a spectacular view and, together with the music, a very sophisticated atmosphere.

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10:00pm  music: Pila Seca, Mama Mia Bar

10:00pm-12:00pm  
Cost: No cover
Location: Umaran 8
Contact:
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Mama Mia is the "always happening" spot in San Miguel, with live music, karaoke, late night entertainment or chill dinner music. There's the main restaurant (for adults), a side sports bar, a rooftop terrace, and another side crazy nightspot for those who are or want to be under 39. It's a place where you can start or end your night in San Miguel.

No Happy Hours or drink specials (because they're too cool and don't need it) but always something going on!

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10:00pm  music: The Fantastic Peques, Los Milagros

10:00pm-  
Cost:
Location: Relox 17
Contact: 152-0097
Website: www.restaurantlosmilagros.com.mx

The Fantastic Peques

Fridays and Saturdays from 10:00
Dancing, ballad, romantic, bohemian...

When you are in Los Milagros Restaurant-Bar, you know you are in the soul of Old México.
Step into a centuries-old colonial house vibrant with Mexican décor and featuring the "miracle-making" figurines called milagros, along with other colorful handicrafts in a beguiling and comfortable setting.

Live music nightly (except Sunday)— salsa, cumbia, trova and popular favorites.
Friendly bilingual service with attention to detail.
Televised sporting events on the big screen

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10:30pm  music: Maria Live Music, VC & Friends

10:30pm-03:00am  
Cost: $100
Location: Hernandez Macias 83
Contact:
Website:

Only open Fridays and Saturdays, this is a big music venue in the Centro. There's always a cover but on Fridays women are exempt. From time to time there are special events and it's hard to know in advance so I think you have to be on Facebook or ask around. All information is subject to change. :-)
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12:00pm  music: Salsa & Latin Music, Mama Mia Restaurant

12:00pm-02:45am  
Cost: No cover
Location: Umaran 8
Contact:
Website:

Salsa Night at Mama Mia has been going on a long time and is a very nice, chill, all ages atmosphere to come dance with a significant other. If you arrive after 12:30am you my have to wait outside the ropes for a free table. There's no bar within the dance area and drinks are at very full price.

If you're flying solo, it's certainly possible to find someone to dance with (I've done it) but know that it's not a "Salsa Club" feel. The music and dancing are a mix of Cumbia, Salsa, Bachata and Cha Cha. If you're a long-time Salsa dancer and want a more discerning valuation of the scene, feel free to email me at SalsaVictoria@yahoo.com.
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12:30pm  music: Fullbreakers, Mama Mia Bar

12:30pm-04:00am  
Cost: No cover
Location: Umaran 8
Contact:
Website:

Mama Mia is the "always happening" spot in San Miguel, with live music, karaoke, late night entertainment or chill dinner music. There's the main restaurant (for adults), a side sports bar, a rooftop terrace, and another side crazy nightspot for those who are or want to be under 39. It's a place where you can start or end your night in San Miguel.

No Happy Hours or drink specials (because they're too cool and don't need it) but always something going on!

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Monday's Weekly Events          click on titles for details
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

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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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08:00am  yoga: Yoga with Alejandro, intermediate

08:00am-  
Cost: 50
Location: Bellas Artes, Hernandez Macias 75
Contact:
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08:30am  yoga: Yoga with Antonio Elugardo

08:30am-09:45am  
Cost: 100
Location: LifePath, Rinconada de la Aldea 29
Contact:
Website:

Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays, 8:30 – 10:00 AM Cost: 100 pesos, drop-ins welcome.

Do you feel stressed, stiff? Could you use more positive energy in your life? Would you like to find the key to lasting happiness? If your answer is yes, then Yoga Flow is for you.

Yoga Flow is yoga with visualization to create your best life. From your first class with Yoga Flow you’ll feel better than you have in years. You’ll transform your body and mind by reconnecting with YOURSELF. You’ll gain inner peace, positive energy, and flexibility in every class. The Yoga Flow method is rooted in knowing we have the power to create our world by choosing our thoughts, feelings, and emotions. That is our power.

In addition to receiving the amazing benefits of yoga, you’ll begin to attract positive energy into your life and create your own happiness from the inside out. Everyone is encouraged to go at their own pace and challenge yourself accordingly, no matter what your level. You will feel relaxed, peaceful, and stronger after every class. The more you do it, the more you receive the rewards and benefits of the Yoga Flow practice.

Yoga Flow classes have a duration of 1½ hours each. You will learn how to work and co-create with archangelic energies and powerful mantras.

Benefits of Yoga Flow These are just some of the benefits to practicing Yoga Flow on a regular basis. People often report feeling more immediate effects from the practice by committing to 3 or more classes per week:

Reduce and manage stress Renewed sense of purpose and improved relationships Able to manage emotions easier Eliminate bodily aches and pains Feeling of inner peace Able to handle life’s up and down’s more effectively Sleep better Become stronger , more toned Gain flexibility Feeling positive and more happiness on a regular basis Breathe better Reduced or eliminated emotional eating Greater appreciation for life Better body image and self talk Feeling relaxed Greater confidence Better posture (one client even reported growing 1/2 inch according to her doctor!) These are just some of the benefits of a regular practice and there are many more!

Private instruction also available. http://www.lifepathretreats.com/yoga-flow
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09:00am  exercise: Tai Chi Mambo with Lydia Wong

09:00am-10:15am  
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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09:00am  yoga: Hatha Yoga with Anabel

09:00am-10:30am  
Cost: .
Location: Cardo 10, Hotel Casa Bonita
Contact: yogana40@yahoo.​com.mx
Website: http://www.lifepathretreats.com/learning/classes

Bilingual
All levels / Todos los niveles

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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:

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Drawing by Aleda O’Connor. See more of her outstanding work at
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09:30am  yoga: Yoga with Alejandro, beginner & gentle

09:30am-  
Cost: 50
Location: Bellas Artes, Hernandez Macias 75
Contact:
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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.

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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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12:00pm  happy hr: 2x1 Beer & Wine Every Day w/ Meal, Fenicia

12:00pm-06:00pm  
Cost:
Location: Zacateros 73
Contact:
Website:

Lebanese restaurant on Zacateros that offers 2x1 beers and wine very day (closed Sunday) with purchase of food, which I hear is good. Send me a report if you have one, as I haven't been there. They also have a Lebanese, anise flavored licor called Arak.
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01:00pm  meeting: Occupy Wall Street

01:00pm-  
Cost: free
Location: Hotel Quinto Loreto TV Salon, Loreto 15
Contact: occupywallstreetsma@gmail.com
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01:00pm  happy hr: Drinks 1/2 Off 1-10pm, MX

01:00pm-10:00pm  
Cost:
Location: San Francisco 8
Contact:
Website:

On San Francisco, just seconds off the Jardin, MX is a pretty place for dinner, Happy Hour or Tango (Sunday & Tuesday).

Happy Hour consists of 1/2 off beer, wine, tequila, vodka drinks. Not top shelf, so be reasonable. There's a large, pretty terrace with up close views of cool, old, rocky church walls.

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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.
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04:00pm  happy hr: 2x1 Corona, 4-midnight, La Coronela

04:00pm-12:00pm  
Cost:
Location: San Francisco 2
Contact:
Website:

Nice, dark, Mexican place on the Jardin with a jukebox and a pretty, classy bar. You get a fabulous bowl of jicama, carrots and cucumbers when you sit down and the staff is friendly and attentive. The drink special is different every day so check back.
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04:00pm  happy hr: 3x2 National Beers 4-7pm, The Beer Company

04:00pm-07:00pm  
Cost:
Location: Ancha de San Antonio 17
Contact:
Website:

The Beer Company is a cozy, tiny place with the feel of a mini pub and has a great lineup of microbrews, although sadly, none from my home-beer-town of Bend, Oregon.

Happy Hour counts for national Mexican beers; not micros. Every day except Friday.
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04:00pm  happy hr: 2x1 Happy Hour, Vivali

04:00pm-06:00pm  
Cost:
Location: Hernandez Macias 66
Contact:
Website:

2x1 Happy Hour includes wine and mixed drinks every day at Vivali.
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05:00pm  happy hr: Spanish Discussion Happy Hour, Mansion Virreyes

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

Happy Hour and improving your Spanish, all rolled into one evening. Sweet. This is a weekly intermediate Spanish discussion group usually led by Mexican culture and language teacher, Javier Reyes Escobedo. He teaches about something like San Miguel festivals or a political situation and people are encouraged to ask questions and use their blooming Spanish skills. The gathering is way in the back, so just keep going through courtyards till you find them.

2x1 Wine, beer (Victoria & Corona only), and mixed drinks
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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:

Diana Cuevas, Harvard educated international lawyer, will be hosting a discussion of women's roles in Mexico and how things may or may not be changing for them.

Here are the details:

Women's Roles in Mexico
Spanish Discussion
Monday, September 1st
5:00pm--6:30pm
Mansion Virreyes
Canal 19
50 pesos
Restaurant will offer 2 for 1 drinks

Space is limited so please rsvp for this fun and interesting evening asap!

oin 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  happy hr: 2x1 Happy Hour 5-8pm & Mojito Monday, Hank's

05:00pm-08:00pm  
Cost:
Location: Hidalgo, just below Jardin
Contact:
Website:

Best place to find someone interesting to talk to, coupled with wonderfully strong drinks at 2x1 and free cajun popcorn. Can't beat that!
TIP: Say Hi to new bartender, Ana, who studied in Seattle.

It's Mojito Monday! 2x1 Mojitos all day 12pm-1am. Mini Marlin Wraps are 4x$25 at the bar until they're out.
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05:00pm  dance: Tango Dance Classes

05:00pm-07:00pm  
Cost: 40
Location: Juan Manuel Fajardo Sala, La Biblioteca
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05:00pm  happy hr: Drink specials 5-7pm, Berlin

05:00pm-07:00pm  
Cost:
Location: Umaran 19
Contact:
Website:

Popular with English-speakers and its Happy Hour every day! The specials are something like this:

2x40 pesos beer
2x50 pesos bigger beer
2x60 pesos fish tacos
2x70 pesos house liquor drinks >br>
TIP: Carlos accepts the SMA VIP card (except during happy hour)

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05:00pm  happy hr: 2x1 Happy Hour 5-9pm, Adelita

05:00pm-09:00pm  
Cost:
Location: Umaran 30A
Contact:
Website:

Happy hour goes late at Francois' little bar. 2x1 cerveza (normal size, not grande), rum, vodka, house tequila and mezcal.

TIP: The tequila is one of the best tequilas I've had and placed 2nd in a very unofficial blind tequila tasting of 20 excellent bottles. You can buy it by the bottle. I have.
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05:00pm  dinner: Via Organica Monday: Italian Organic

05:00pm-09:00pm  
Cost: 98
Location: Via Organica, Margarito Ledezma 2 Col. Guadalupe
Contact: Iliana Lanuza, 415 1210540, 1528042, Cel415 151 0673
Website: www.viaorganica.org

Monday: Italian Organic, $98
Mixed greens salad
Choice of pizza or pasta with pesto or bolognese
Glass of wine or micro-brewed beer
Dessert

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05:45pm  yoga: Yoga Classes for All Levels with Anabel

05:45pm-07:00pm  
Cost: 100 pesos
Location: LifePath, Rinconada de la Aldea 29
Contact: anabel@lifepathretreats.com
Website: http://www.lifepathretreats.com/learning/classes

drop-ins welcome

Anabel Cardenas Dugal teaches Hatha Yoga for all levels from beginner to advanced in a group setting. She incorporates standing, sitting, and laying down yoga asanas with emphasis on the breathing process. She always tries to lead and encourage her students to move within a safe range of motion and to know and respect his or her limits and honor that we all go and grow at our own pace. Pranayama and breathing techniques are a essential component of her yoga classes. Her yoga classes address the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual life of a human being. Grand Sala.

Quaker Meeting at LifePath Center every Sunday from 10:30 to 11:30.

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06:00pm  happy hr: 2x1 Happy Hour 6-8pm, Blue Bar

06:00pm-08:00pm  
Cost:
Location: Hospicio 35 (next to Andanza)
Contact:
Website:

2x1 Happy Hour at Blue Bar, next to Andanza, connected to Sierra Nevada. House margaritas and cerveza!
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06:00pm  happy hr: 2x1 SUNSET Happy Hour 6-9pm, Terraza Nena

06:00pm-09:00pm  
Cost:
Location: Nemesio Diez 10
Contact: 415 152 1743
Website: https://www.facebook.com/barnenawinelounge?ref=br_tf

My new favorite rooftop terrace bar! Gorgeous view, excellent wine list (it's owned by a wine distributor), fun staff, a blue-tiled pool, and the BEST SUNSET HAPPY HOUR in San Miguel!

Wine and cocktails are 2x1. Conveniently, HH is later than the normal to take advantage of the perfect sunset view and evening heat lightning in the clouds. Check out pictures on Facebook to get a preview of how pretty it is: https://www.facebook.com/barnenawinelounge?ref=br_tf

TIP: Bottles of wine are 2x1 as well, so take a few friends and relax on the cozy couches or dangle your feet in the lovely pool.
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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.

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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

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06:30pm  meditation: Meditation in the Bon Tradition

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

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07:30pm  music: Folkloric Harp & Flamenco Guitar, Biblioteca

07:30pm-  
Cost: donation 150 pesos
Location: Sala Quetzal, Biblioteca
Contact:
Website:

Traditional Folkloric Harp and Flamenco Guitar
with Sergio Basurto

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08:00pm  music: Latin Jazz, Mama Mia

08:00pm-10:00pm  
Cost:
Location: Umaran 8
Contact:
Website:

There's always something going on here, and except for Karaoke and Salsa, it's probably always subject to change. the different areas of Mama Mia have different atmospheres and different ages so don't let it get pigeon-holed in your mind... it can be old, young, chill or party.
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09:00pm  music: Jazz Quartet, Tio Lucas

09:00pm-11:00pm  
Cost:
Location: Tio Lucas Restaurant, Mesones 103
Contact: (415) 152-4996, tiolucassma@hotmail.com
Website:

Jazz Quartet
Bobby Kaplan, Kenny Basmas, Toño Losoya, Victor Monterubia -------------

Live music daily:
3:00-5:00 and
9:00-11:00, Friday and Saturday 9:00-2:00am

There’s something about Tío Lucas that makes a night there feel like the epitome of a great vacation. The food is rich and flavorful, the open patio setting is charming, and the bar is a cozy alternative for those who just want to hang out and enjoy the music. And then there’s Max, the ever-present owner and manager who seems genuinely devoted to making sure everyone is having a good time. The beef, which gets top billing, is succulent and generously served; the fish and chicken are excellent, and the Caesar salad is something special.

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Wednesday's Weekly Events          click on titles for details
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

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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
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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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08:30am  yoga: Hot Yoga to Sacred Music, Melinda

08:30am-09:45am  
Cost: $100, $700/10, $550/unlimited/month
Location: Guardiana 29
Contact: 415-152-5421, Esencia Yoga Spa Retreat
Website:

"Hot Yoga" Yoga Alliance certified ERY-T500 instructor Melinda Marino Bi-lingual.
Towel and mat service $10 pesos each. Water Always free!
Friday class is open to students who have taken 10 hot yoga classes or more.
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08:30am  yoga: Yoga with Antonio Elugardo

08:30am-09:45am  
Cost: 100
Location: LifePath, Rinconada de la Aldea 29
Contact:
Website:

Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays, 8:30 – 10:00 AM Cost: 100 pesos, drop-ins welcome.

Do you feel stressed, stiff? Could you use more positive energy in your life? Would you like to find the key to lasting happiness? If your answer is yes, then Yoga Flow is for you.

Yoga Flow is yoga with visualization to create your best life. From your first class with Yoga Flow you’ll feel better than you have in years. You’ll transform your body and mind by reconnecting with YOURSELF. You’ll gain inner peace, positive energy, and flexibility in every class. The Yoga Flow method is rooted in knowing we have the power to create our world by choosing our thoughts, feelings, and emotions. That is our power.

In addition to receiving the amazing benefits of yoga, you’ll begin to attract positive energy into your life and create your own happiness from the inside out. Everyone is encouraged to go at their own pace and challenge yourself accordingly, no matter what your level. You will feel relaxed, peaceful, and stronger after every class. The more you do it, the more you receive the rewards and benefits of the Yoga Flow practice.

Yoga Flow classes have a duration of 1½ hours each. You will learn how to work and co-create with archangelic energies and powerful mantras.

Benefits of Yoga Flow These are just some of the benefits to practicing Yoga Flow on a regular basis. People often report feeling more immediate effects from the practice by committing to 3 or more classes per week:

Reduce and manage stress Renewed sense of purpose and improved relationships Able to manage emotions easier Eliminate bodily aches and pains Feeling of inner peace Able to handle life’s up and down’s more effectively Sleep better Become stronger , more toned Gain flexibility Feeling positive and more happiness on a regular basis Breathe better Reduced or eliminated emotional eating Greater appreciation for life Better body image and self talk Feeling relaxed Greater confidence Better posture (one client even reported growing 1/2 inch according to her doctor!) These are just some of the benefits of a regular practice and there are many more!

Private instruction also available. http://www.lifepathretreats.com/yoga-flow
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09:00am  exercise: Tai Chi Mambo with Lydia Wong

09:00am-10:15am  
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
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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  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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10:30am  yoga: Yoga with Jen Kagan, Atascadero Studio

10:30am-12:00pm  
Cost: $110, $380/4, $720/8 $960/unlimited/mn, $500 private
Location: Atascadero
Contact: yoga.kagan@gmai​l.com, 415-149-9668
Website: www.jenkagan.ne​t

Jennifer is a certified Iyengar Instructor (Jr. 1) who trained at the Iyengar Institute of NY and regularly in India with the Iyengar family and with other top teachers. She now teaches and hosts retreats in her studio. Classes are fun & rigorous.

“I studied many styles before discovering the Iyengar method. Using what we know, the body in order to uncover and explore what we don’t know makes this method deeply profound. Yoga has affected me greatly and I enjoy bringing it to others and to witness them gain understanding and freedom in their lives. I like teaching those who think yoga isn’t for them. They Iyengar method is designed to include people of all physical levels. Students who are curious learners, intelligent thinkers and adventurous explorers are drawn to this method."

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10:30am  exercise: YogaLates

10:30am-11:30am  
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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11:00am  yoga: Yoga at Shanti

11:00am-  
Cost:
Location: Shanti
Contact: 044 415 100 8396,info@shantisanmiguel.com
Website: www.shantisanmiguel.com

Yoga: Reward yourself. Do yourself good.

Experience yoga at Shanti, either on our roof deck, or on the poolside patio, and enjoy a cup of chai after your class. We offer yoga classes Wednesday through Sunday at 11 and 1. Since we never are sure of the composition of the class, our instructors are prepared to accommodate you in any way from gentle and restorative, to energizing and challenging.
Free shuttle from Mega

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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  meeting: Secular Humanists

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

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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:

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01:00pm  yoga: Yoga at Shanti

01:00pm-  
Cost:
Location: Shanti
Contact: 044 415 100 8396,info@shantisanmiguel.com
Website: www.shantisanmiguel.com

Yoga: Reward yourself. Do yourself good.

Experience yoga at Shanti, either on our roof deck, or on the poolside patio, and enjoy a cup of chai after your class. We offer yoga classes Wednesday through Sunday at 11 and 1. Since we never are sure of the composition of the class, our instructors are prepared to accommodate you in any way from gentle and restorative, to energizing and challenging.
Free shuttle from Mega

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01:00pm  happy hr: Drinks 1/2 Off 1-10pm, MX

01:00pm-10:00pm  
Cost:
Location: San Francisco 8
Contact:
Website:

On San Francisco, just seconds off the Jardin, MX is a pretty place for dinner, Happy Hour or Tango (Sunday & Tuesday).

Happy Hour consists of 1/2 off beer, wine, tequila, vodka drinks. Not top shelf, so be reasonable.

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01:00pm  happy hr: 3x1 Mojitos, 2x1 Burgers, La Choperia

01:00pm-01:00am  
Cost:
Location: Canal 21
Contact: 415 154 4545
Website:

Yep, ALL DAY 3x1 Mojitos. You get them all at once in a big plastic, liter-sized cup. Burgers are 2x1 from 1-5pm, and although I haven't tried one, what I have ordered here has been excellent.

This is as American of a sports bar as could be imagined in San Miguel - without the Americans. Big place, lots of screens, great food and friendly bartenders. The specials change monthly so don't get set on specifics, but know that it'll be something good.

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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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01:30pm  happy hr: Infused Mezcals 35 pesos, Andariega

01:30pm-12:00pm  
Cost:
Location: Zacatero 13, corner of Umaran
Contact:
Website:

This little gem of Mezcal goodness has a lovely lineup of infused Mezcals with flavors such as strawberry, coconut, mango (yum!), cinnamon, mamey, pepper, and plenty more. They also have frozen mezcalillas if you want to add variety to your margarita habit.

Every Tuesday and Wednesday the price is 35 pesos (normally 50). Ask Manager Augustin for a tour of their Mezcals.
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03:00pm  music: Harp, Sergio Basurto, Tio Lucas

03:00pm-05:00pm  
Cost:
Location: Tio Lucas Restaurant, Mesones 103
Contact: (415) 152-4996, tiolucassma@hotmail.com
Website:

Live music daily:
3:00-5:00 and
9:00-11:00, Friday and Saturday 9:00-2:00am

There’s something about Tío Lucas that makes a night there feel like the epitome of a great vacation. The food is rich and flavorful, the open patio setting is charming, and the bar is a cozy alternative for those who just want to hang out and enjoy the music. And then there’s Max, the ever-present owner and manager who seems genuinely devoted to making sure everyone is having a good time. The beef, which gets top billing, is succulent and generously served; the fish and chicken are excellent, and the Caesar salad is something special.

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04:00pm  happy hr: 2x1 Happy Hour 4-7pm, Cafe Monet

04:00pm-07:00pm  
Cost:
Location: Zacateros 83
Contact:
Website:

Beer, wine, liquor are all 2x1.
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04:00pm  happy hr: 3x2 National Beers 4-7pm, The Beer Company

04:00pm-07:00pm  
Cost:
Location: Ancha de San Antonio 17
Contact:
Website:

The Beer Company is a cozy, tiny place with the feel of a mini pub and has a great lineup of microbrews, although sadly, none from my home-beer-town of Bend, Oregon.

Happy Hour counts for national Mexican beers; not micros. Every day except Friday.
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04:00pm  happy hr: 2x1 Beer on Tap 4-midnight, La Coronela

04:00pm-12:00pm  
Cost:
Location: San Francisco 2
Contact:
Website:

Nice, dark, Mexican place on the Jardin with a jukebox and a pretty, classy bar. You get a fabulous bowl of jicama, carrots and cucumbers when you sit down and the staff is friendly and attentive. The drink special is different every day so check back.
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04:00pm  special: Free Corkage & 2x1 Happy Hour, Vivali

04:00pm-06:00pm  
Cost:
Location: Hernandez Macias 66
Contact: 415 152 0045
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2x1 Happy Hour includes wine and mixed drinks.

Or bring your own wine for dinner on Wednesdays with free corkage at this fun Italian restaurant!

Tip: Pick up your favorite bottle of wine at CarneVino for 10% off 6-8pm Wednesdays, then head to Vivoli for dinner!
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04:30pm  group: Transformations Discussion Group

04:30pm-06:00pm  
Cost: by donation
Location: LifePath, Rinconada de la Aldea 29
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Transformations Discussion Group

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

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05:00pm  happy hr: 2x1 Margaritas & Sangria 5-10pm, La Brasserie

05:00pm-10:00pm  
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Location: Jesus 11
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This is a restaurant and bar with an inner courtyard and a surprisingly affordable menu ($90-140). All during dinner time margaritas and sangria are 2x1. The normal prices are $65 and $55, respectively, so this is a great dinner accompaniment!

It's closer than it might seem...from Umaran, turn left on the street after Mama Mia and it's just half a block down on the right. Very friendly staff.
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05:00pm  happy hr: 2x1 Happy Hour 5-8pm & Martini Wednesday, Hank's

05:00pm-08:00pm  
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Location: Hidalgo, just below Jardin
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Best place to find someone interesting to talk to, coupled with wonderfully strong drinks at 2x1 and free cajun popcorn. Can't beat that!
TIP: Try to get Alberto the bartender to laugh.

Martinis are 2x1 all day 12pm-1am.
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05:00pm  happy hr: Special: Infused Mezcals 5-12, Andariega

05:00pm-12:00pm  
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Location: Zacatero 13, corner of Umaran
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This little gem of Mezcal goodness has a lovely lineup of infused Mezcals with flavors such as strawberry, coconut, mango (yum!), cinnamon, mamey, pepper, and plenty more. They also have frozen mezcalillas if you want to add variety to your margarita habit.

Every Wednesday and Thursday the price is 40/shot from 5pm-12am. (They open at noon and also have a fantastic looking menu of artesenal pizzas and such.)
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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
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Text, free discussion in a private home
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05:00pm  meeting: MotoClassico de San Miguel

05:00pm-  
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Location: Longhorn Smokehouse, Salida a Celaya 6
Contact: 153-8983, Cel-109-8795, info@longhornsanmiguel.com
Website: www.longhornsanmiguel.com

The Longhorn Smokehouse Bar & Grill was started in 2006 by Keith Thompson, an Englishman with a love for Texas BBQ.

Keith moved to San Miguel after a 25+ year stint in Houston, Texas. Although cooking wasn't his profession while in Texas, he certainly had a knack for it...and for throwing a good party (it's true, just ask any of his friends). It was always his dream to open a bar and restaurant, and San Miguel offered him this opportunity.

Keith took his talents to San Miguel after falling in love with the town in 2005. An avid Texas Longhorns fan (daughter Kerri is a UT Austin alum), the name of the restaurant was a "no-brainer." His BBQ is the product of years of hard work -- the ribs are moist, the beef is top notch and the key lime pie is divine.

Keith's motto is "If you go away hungry or thirsty, it's your own fault"

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05:00pm  happy hr: Drink specials 5-7pm, Berlin

05:00pm-07:00pm  
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Location: Umaran 19
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Popular with English-speakers and its Happy Hour every day! The specials are something like this:

2x40 pesos beer
2x50 pesos bigger beer
2x60 pesos fish tacos
2x70 pesos house liquor drinks >br>
TIP: Carlos accepts the SMA VIP card (except during happy hour)

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05:00pm  happy hr: 2x1 Happy Hour 5-9pm, Adelita

05:00pm-09:00pm  
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Location: Umaran 30A
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Happy hour goes late at Francois' little bar. 2x1 cerveza (normal size, not grande), rum, vodka, house tequila and mezcal.

TIP: Buy a by the bottle of Francois' amazing house tequila.
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05:00pm  dinner: Via Organica Wednesday. Greek Organic

05:00pm-09:00pm  
Cost: 125
Location: Via Organica, Margarito Ledezma 2 Col. Guadalupe
Contact: Iliana Lanuza, 415 1210540, 1528042, Cel415 151 0673
Website: www.viaorganica.org

Wednesday. Greek Organic, $125
Greek salad with cucumber, tomato and spinach
Mediterranean plate:
Falafel, hummus, local feta cheese
Lentil-pecan pate, garlic olives served with crusty bread
Glass of wine or micro-brewed beer
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05:00pm  happy hr: 2x1 Happy Hour 5-8pm, Sunset Bar

05:00pm-08:00pm  
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Location: Mesones 101
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It's hard to choose the best rooftop bar in San Miguel and this has to be on the list for consideration. Chic place with lounge music, looking at the front of Angela Peralta Museum (which is very pretty at the top), and the sides of the Parrochia and San Francisco. Go into the entrance of CasaLinda Hotel, past La Noche Piano Bar, through Bugambilia Restaurant, and up the stairs to the left.

Happy Hour is beer, rum, tequila.
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05:30pm  class: Inner Self Development

05:30pm-  
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Location: 2nd floor, Biblioteca
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05:30pm  meeting: The Social Misfits

05:30pm-  
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Location: Salida a Celaya #59
Contact: bailecafe@arthurmurraysanmiguel.com, 152-0095
Website: www.arthurmurraysanmiguel.com

Cafe Baile in back of Arthur Murray
2x1 cocktails, and tasty botanas
everyone is welcome
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Arthur Murray Dance Studio

Not your father's Arthur Murray

The Arthur Murray dance syllabus is modern and updated for today's dancer! Newest additions and revisions include: Argentine Tango (+ Milonga and Tango Vals), Bachata, West Coast Swing, and Club Salsa.

We fully understand and appreciate the difference between social and competitive dancing and can provide either.

There are reasons Arthur Murray has been in existence for almost 100 years...our teaching methods work and good dancing is always in style!

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06:00pm  happy hr: 2x1 Happy Hour 6-8pm, Blue Bar

06:00pm-08:00pm  
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Location: Hospicio 35 (next to Andanza)
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Happy Hour at Blue Bar means 2x1 margaritas and cerveza. Part of Sierra Nevada, so you know it's good!
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06:00pm  happy hr: 2x1 Beer & Drinks, 21 Unica

06:00pm-08:00pm  
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Location: Jesus 23 (and Cuadrante)
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Cute little place with an impressive wall of Tradicional bottles. National mixed drinks and cerveza (Corona & Victoria) are 2x1 Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday. It's not far off the normal track, so if you haven't been here, stop in for something new!
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06:00pm  happy hr: 10% Off Everything 6-8pm, CarneVino

06:00pm-08:00pm  
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Location: Ancha de San Antonio 22
Contact:
Website: www.carnevino.com.mx

Great selection of wines and liquor, all at 10% off during Happy Hour. They also bring in winemakers for special events and tastings periodically (like Chuck Wagner of Caymus Vineyards!).

Next to Casa Armida in the Instituto.

Tip: Grab a bottle or two of wine here, then head to Vivoli Cafe for free corkage on Wednesdays!
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06:00pm  happy hr: 2x1 PINK SUNSET Happy Hour 6-9pm, Terraza Nena

06:00pm-09:00pm  
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Location: Nemesio Diez 10
Contact: 415 152 1743
Website: https://www.facebook.com/barnenawinelounge?ref=br_tf

My new favorite rooftop terrace bar! Gorgeous view, excellent wine list (it's owned by a wine distributor), fun staff, a blue-tiled pool, and the BEST SUNSET HAPPY HOUR in San Miguel!

Wine and cocktails are always 2x1 during HH, but on Wednesdays the emphasis is on rose and sparkling wines to match the pink San Miguel skies at sunset.

Conveniently, HH is later than the normal to take advantage of the perfect sunset view and evening heat lightning in the clouds. Check out pictures on Facebook to get a preview of how pretty it is: https://www.facebook.com/barnenawinelounge?ref=br_tf

TIP: Bottles of wine are 2x1 as well, so take a few friends and relax on the cozy couches or dangle your feet in the lovely pool.
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06:00pm  language: French Conversation

06:00pm-08:00pm  
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Location: Bacco, Hernandez Macias 59, Hotel Sautto
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06:30pm  yoga: Yoga with Jen Kagan, Atascadero Studio

06:30pm-08:00pm  
Cost: $110, $380/4, $720/8 $960/unlimited/mn, $500 private
Location: Atascadero
Contact: yoga.kagan@gmai​l.com, 415-149-9668
Website: www.jenkagan.ne​t

Jennifer is a certified Iyengar Instructor (Jr. 1) who trained at the Iyengar Institute of NY and regularly in India with the Iyengar family and with other top teachers. She now teaches and hosts retreats in her studio. Classes are fun & rigorous.

“I studied many styles before discovering the Iyengar method. Using what we know, the body in order to uncover and explore what we don’t know makes this method deeply profound. Yoga has affected me greatly and I enjoy bringing it to others and to witness them gain understanding and freedom in their lives. I like teaching those who think yoga isn’t for them. They Iyengar method is designed to include people of all physical levels. Students who are curious learners, intelligent thinkers and adventurous explorers are drawn to this method."

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07:00pm  happy hr: 2x1 Mezcal 7-11pm, Limerick

07:00pm-11:00pm  
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Location: Umaran 24
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This is one of the few late night Happy Hours in San Miguel, so when you stumble out of an afternoon HH and you're looking for the place to continue... Limerick might be for you! It's a party atmosphere with a long bar and plenty of seating.

Wednesdays are for those who are or would like to be Mexican Irish. That's right, grab your 2x1 liquid agave and gimme a jig!
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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.

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07:00pm  music: Tabu, Mexican Rock, Sunset Bar

07:00pm-08:00pm  
Cost: No cover
Location: Mesones 101
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Beautiful rooftop bar with a personal view of Teatro Angela Peralta. Music is only for one hour or so on Wednesdays... not long, but it's happy hour as well (5-8pm) so that plus the view makes it a great hour.
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07:30pm  music: Gil Gutierrez, Gabriel Hernandez Quartet

07:30pm-  
Cost: cover
Location: Mi Casa Restaurant, Instituto Allende, Ancha 20
Contact: reservations advised 154-5890
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07:30pm  music: Gil Gutierrez, Gabriel Hernandez Quartet

07:30pm-  
Cost: cover
Location: Mi Casa Restaurant, Instituto Allende, Ancha 20
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