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Qi Gong - seminar
Saturday, Sunday, July 20, 21, 9:45am-4:45pm
Volcanic Conversations - opening
Friday, July 20, 6-8pm
In Corpus Triptico, from Colombia - dance
Thursday, Friday, July 19, 20 7pm
Social Cumbión Dance
Friday July 20, 9pm
Artist First, art/fashion show - opening
Jose Yañez Showroom
Saturday, July 21, 4-8pm
Alternative Design Bazaar
Saturday, Sunday, July 21, 22, 10am-6pm
Festival of Jesus of Nazareth
Sunday, July 22, All day
The UU Book of the Dead, UU - spirit
Sunday, July 22, 10:30am
Little Picasso art summer workshop
July 16 - August 10, 10am-1pm
Guanajuato International Film Festival
Friday-Tuesday, July 20-24
English/Spanish conversation lunch - mixed
Wednesday, July 25, 12-1pm
H+ Hospital Cardiac Team - talk
Wednesday, July 25, 5-7pm
Comida Tradiciónal con Las Rancheritas
Thursday, July 26, 2-4pm
Aprendamos a hacer el nixtamal - charla
Jueves, 26 de Julio, 4pm
Artemio Sepulveda - opening
Thursday, July 26, 5-7pm
Brazilian Music - concert
Thursday, July 26, 6pm
Full Moon Ceremony, El Charco
Friday, July 27, 7pm
2 Openings at Bellas Artes
Friday, July 27, 7pm
ALMA Sale, vintage, second-hand - benefit
Saturday, July 28, 10am-12:30pm
Campamento de Música
28 de julio - 4 de agosto
Azafrán Festival de Paella y Vino
Saturday, July 28, 11:00am-10:30pm
Jazz Meets Rock - concert
Saturday, July 28, 7pm
Bembe- Salsa Social - dance
Saturday, July 28, 9pm
Artisan Expo, Textures and Colors
Saturday, Sunday, 28, 29, 9am-7pm
Tribal Summer - workshop
Sundays, July 22, 29, 10am-3pm
Danzón y otros ritmos bailables - dance
workshop 4-5pm, social 5-7pm
Sunday, July 29, 4-7pm
3 Day Monotype Workshop with Glen Rogers
Monday - Wednesday, July 30 - Aug 1, 9am-1:30pm
Get Out The Vote Drive, Democrats Abroad
Saturday, Monday, Tuesday, July 28-31, 10am-4pm
Sketching Fast & Loose with Rhoda Draws
art classes
Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, 9:30-12:30
LifePath - events this week
Center for Learning, Healing and Retreat
TOSMA Farmers’ / Artisans' Market
Ancha San Antonio 123
Saturdays 9am-3:30pm
Calendar
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Friday, July 20

  08:00am  meditation: 8:50am, 5:30pm, Meditation Center

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

8:00

8:50

5:30

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   08:30am  sport: Pickleball

08:30am-  
Cost:
Location: in front of the entrance to Los Frailes
Contact: Victor, (713) 931-8646 US (415) 113-9631 MX
Website:

Monday, Wednesday and Friday morning at 8:30am
Sundays at 9am
We play at the diportiva just up from Mega, and in front of the entrance to Los Frailes.

A paddle sport created for all ages and skill levels. The rules are simple and the game is easy for beginners to learn, but can develop into a quick, fast-paced, competitive game for experienced players.

The Basics
1. A fun sport that combines many elements of tennis, badminton and ping-pong.
2. Played both indoors or outdoors on a badminton-sized court and a slightly modified tennis net.
3. Played with a paddle and a plastic ball.

A Game for Everyone
The USAPA currently estimates there are now over 400,000 players actively playing pickleball.


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09:45am  seminar: Qi Gong

09:45am-04:45pm  
Cost: $150 USD
Location: Los Frailes at Calle La Quemada 9
Contact:
Website:

Qi Gong - seminar

Saturday, Sunday, July 20, 21, 9:45am-4:45pm


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10:00am  festival: GIFF 2018

10:00am-  
Cost: Free
Location: San Miguel de Allende
Contact:
Website:

GIFF 2018

Friday-Tuesday, July 20-24


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10:00am  workshop: Healing from the Inside Out

10:00am-04:30pm  
Cost: see link below
Location: Los Frailes
Contact:
Website:

Healing from the Inside Out

Free talk Thursday 3-5pm. Friday, Saturday, July 20, 21


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   10:00am  tour: Historic Walking Tour of SMA

10:00am-12:00pm  
Cost: $300
Location: Meet in the Jardin across from the Parroquia
Contact:
Website: https://historicalwalkingtour.org/

English-speaking guides walk guests through San Miguel’s glorious past, showing them the city center, and its historic buildings and churches. The tour takes approximately two and one-half hours, covers a ten-block area and is mostly level walking. It is a definite “must” for any visitor to San Miguel! The Historical Walking tour has been awarded TripAdvisor’s Certificate of Excellence.

Some highlights of the tour include: La Parroquia – San Miguel’s iconic landmark church. Casa Canal – the magnificent former home of San Miguel’s most prominent family. El Nigromante – originally a convent, then San Miguel’s first school of art, now a cultural center. Vida Obra de General Ignacio Allende – David Siqueiros’ famous unfinished mural and House of Conspiracies – where the war of independence was planned.

Tours take place every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Groups meet in the Jardin across from the Parrroquia at 9:45 AM and leave at 10:00 AM. Cost: 300 pesos.

Your donation supports the work of Patronato Pro Niños, a non-profit organization that has provided dental and medical care to the children of the neediest families within our community and outlying area, since 1970. Revenue from the tours makes a substantial financial contribution the organization.

Additional information can be obtained at our website: historicalwalkingtour.org .


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   11:00am  talk: San Miguel Philosophy Group

11:00am-01:00pm  
Cost: 35
Location: Hotel Quinta Loreto, tv room, Loreto 15
Contact: Dr Linda Sonna: lsonna@yahoo.com
Website: http://www.drsonna.org/


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   12:30pm  tour: Rancho Tour

12:30pm-04:30pm  
Cost: 550, transport & lunch included, children < 5 free
Location: see link below
Contact:
Website:

The Rancho Tour

Fridays


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   01:30pm  bridge: Duplicate Bridge

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

Games lessons, gifts, study aids.
Plaza Pueblito

Website

hike.


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06:00pm  opening: Volcanic Conversations

06:00pm-08:00pm  
Cost: Free
Location: La Huipilista Artspace, Julian Carrillo 1
Contact:
Website:

Volcanic Conversations - opening

Friday, July 20, 6-8pm


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07:00pm  dance: In Corpus Triptico

07:00pm-  
Cost: 100
Location: El Sindicato, Recreo 4
Contact:
Website:

In Corpus Triptico - dance

Thursday, Friday, July 19, 20 7pm


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07:00pm  dance: In Corpus Triptico

07:00pm-  
Cost: 100
Location: El Sindicato, Recreo 4
Contact:
Website:

In Corpus Triptico - dance

Thursday, Friday, July 19, 20 7pm


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09:00pm  social: Social Cumbión Dance

09:00pm-  
Cost: 70
Location: Fat Boy, 5 de Mayo 5
Contact:
Website:

Social Cumbión Dance

Friday July 20, 9pm


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Saturday, July 21

   09:00am  market: Organic Market, Tianguis Orgánico

09:00am-02:00pm  
Cost: free
Location: Mercado Sano, Ancha 123, (by Hotel REal de Minas)
Contact: info@tosma.org
Website:

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.shalomsanmiguel.org

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.

newsletter

Website.


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10:00am  selling: Alternative Design Bazaar

10:00am-06:00pm  
Cost: Free
Location: Centro Cultural Allende, Ancha de San Antonio 30
Contact:
Website:

Alternative Design Bazaar

Saturday, Sunday, July 21, 22, 10am-6pm


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10:00am  festival: GIFF 2018

10:00am-  
Cost: Free
Location: San Miguel de Allende
Contact:
Website:

GIFF 2018

Friday-Tuesday, July 20-24


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10:00am  taller: Elaboración de Microorganismos de Montaña

10:00am-01:00pm  
Cost: $200
Location: Vía Orgánica, Ledesma 2
Contact:
Website:

Elaboración de Microorganismos de Montaña - taller

Sábado, 21 de Julio, 10am-1pm


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

10:00am-03:00pm  
Cost: free
Location: near calle Aldama Parque Juarez
Contact:
Website:

Facebook .


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   10:00am  meditation: meditation and instruction

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


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   11:00am  social: Social Photo-graphic Coffee

11:00am-  
Cost: free, gratis
Location: Photo-graphic Galeria, Mesones 57
Contact: 415-154-5366, photographicsma@yahoo.com
Website:

not saturday, june 30

all levels photography

inside, in the patio


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   01:00pm  class: A Course in Miracles

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

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

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

Games lessons, gifts, study aids.
Plaza Pueblito

Website

hike.


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04:00pm  opening: Artist First

04:00pm-08:00pm  
Cost: Free
Location: Jose Yanez’s showroom & gallery Nemesio Diez 20
Contact:
Website:

Artist First - opening

Saturday, July 21, 4-8pm


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07:00pm  concert: Hector Gamaliel

07:00pm-  
Cost: $150
Location: El Sindicato, Recreo 4, San Miguel de Allende
Contact:
Website:

Hector Gamaliel - concert

Saturday, July 21, 7pm


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Sunday, July 22

   09:00am  spirit: Eucharist

09:00am-  
Cost: free
Location: St. Paul's Church, Cardo 6
Contact: (415) 152-0387
Website: http://stpaulsma.com

9am and 10:30am- Eucharist every Sunday - two services
Bishop William Gregg followed by our new rector April 1st
English speaking worship service with translation


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   09:00am  sport: Pickleball

09:00am-  
Cost:
Location: in front of the entrance to Los Frailes
Contact: Victor, (713) 931-8646 US (415) 113-9631 MX
Website:

Monday, Wednesday and Friday morning at 8:30am
Sundays at 9am
We play at the diportiva just up from Mega, and in front of the entrance to Los Frailes.

A paddle sport created for all ages and skill levels. The rules are simple and the game is easy for beginners to learn, but can develop into a quick, fast-paced, competitive game for experienced players.

The Basics
1. A fun sport that combines many elements of tennis, badminton and ping-pong.
2. Played both indoors or outdoors on a badminton-sized court and a slightly modified tennis net.
3. Played with a paddle and a plastic ball.

A Game for Everyone
The USAPA currently estimates there are now over 400,000 players actively playing pickleball.


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   09:30am  spirit: Roman Catholic Mass in English

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

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


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   09:30am  spirit: Community Church of SMA, lay-led

09:30am-  
Cost: free, gratis
Location: Smart Space Events Room, Salida a Celaya 34
Contact: ccsmamx@gmail.com for more info
Website:

Community Church of San Miguel every Sunday:
9:30 lay-led service in the round with Wisdom Offering, music and discussion.
11:00 Traditional service led by clergy with music.


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10:00am  selling: Alternative Design Bazaar

10:00am-06:00pm  
Cost: free
Location: Centro Cultural Allende, Ancha de San Antonio 30
Contact:
Website:

Alternative Design Bazaar

Saturday, Sunday, July 21, 22, 10am-6pm


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10:00am  festival: GIFF 2018

10:00am-  
Cost: Free
Location: Santos Crudoteca, Suspiros 7
Contact:
Website:

GIFF 2018

Friday-Tuesday, July 20-24


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10:00am  fiesta: Festival of Jesus of Nazareth

10:00am-  
Cost: Free
Location: Jardin Principal San Miguel de Allende
Contact:
Website:

Festival of Jesus of Nazareth

Sunday, July 22, All day


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10:00am  workshop: Guedra

10:00am-03:00pm  
Cost: $750
Location: Libelula, Striling Dickinson 15
Contact:
Website:

Tribal Summer - workshop

Sundays, July 22, 29, 10am-3pm


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

10:00am-03:00pm  
Cost: free, gratis
Location: near calle Aldama Parque Juarez
Contact:
Website:

Facebook

park
Drawing by Aleda O’Connor. See more of her outstanding work at
www.aledaoconnor.wordpress.com/
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10:30am  spirit: The UU Book of the Dead, UU

10:30am-  
Cost: free
Location: Hotel Aldea, Ancha San Antonio 15
Contact:
Website:

The UU Book of the Dead, UU - spirit

Sunday, July 22, 10:30am


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   10:30am  spirit: Antioch Community Outreach

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

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

Pastor Scott Provins

English speaking worship service with translation


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   10:30am  spirit: Eucharist

10:30am-  
Cost: Free
Location: St. Paul's Church, Cardo 6
Contact: (415) 152-0387
Website: http://stpaulsma.com

9am and 10:30am- Eucharist every Sunday - two services
Bishop William Gregg followed by our new rector April 1st
English speaking worship service with translation


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   10:30am  spirit: Quaker Meeting

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


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   10:30am  bridge: Duplicate Bridge for scholarships

10:30am-01:45pm  
Cost: 70
Location: Casa de la Noche, Organos 19
Contact: 152-5024, phylculp@mac.com
Website:


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   10:30am  dance: Danza del Alma

10:30am-12:00pm  
Cost: 70
Location: Bellas Artes, Hernandez Macias 75, Dance Studio
Contact:
Website:


Wednesdays, 6PM-7:30PM
& Sundays, 10:30AM-Noon
All Welcome, No Experience or Registration Required

Danza del Alma is an unguided, free expression form of dance where the music, and hence the body, follows an arch of rhythm from slow and fluid for warm up, to fast and uninhibited in the middle, to calm and meditative for warm down. Danza del Alma is based on Gabriel Roth’s “5 Rhythms”: This dance is “a soul journey… by moving the body, releasing the heart, and freeing the mind, one can connect to the essence of the soul, the source of inspiration in which an individual has unlimited possibility and potential.” – Gabriel Roth

Class etiquette:

o No outside shoes permitted. Special shoes for dancing inside only may be used.

o No perfume or other scents permitted. Some dancers are allergic.

o No talking permitted on the dance floor during class.

o Wear comfortable clothing. Shirts are required.

o Bring your own towel and drinking water.

o Doors to the dance salon are kept closed for privacy during class.

o No photos without consent of dancers.

Danza del Alma was founded in San Miguel de Allende in 1996. Our mission is to provide a safe and sacred space for all people wishing to explore their spirituality through music and movement.


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   10:30am  spirit: Catholic Mass in English

10:30am-  
Cost: free, gratis
Location: San Juan de Dios Church
Contact:
Website:

10:30 AM Sunday: Roman Catholic Mass in English
10:00 AM Sunday or by appointment: Confessions in English
San Juan de Dios Church
Father Dante
www.SMAMXCatholics.shutterfly.com
Corner of San Antonio Abad & San Rafael
Canal to San Antonio Abad, turn right (north), go two blocks to church
FREE PARKING along San Antonio Abad on Sundays


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   11:00am  spirit: Community Church of SMA, clergy-led

11:00am-  
Cost: free, gratis
Location: Smart Space Events Room, Salida a Celaya 34
Contact: ccsmamx@gmail.com for more info
Website:

Community Church of San Miguel every Sunday:
9:30 lay-led service in the round with Wisdom Offering, music and discussion.
11:00 Traditional service led by clergy with music.


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    12:00pm  tour: House and Garden Tour

12:00pm-  
Cost: 250 in advanced (Mon-Sat), 270 pesos on Sunday
Location: Library courtyard, Insurgentes 25
Contact: Magdalena Hrnándz. houseandgardentour2015@gmail.com
Website: www.bibliotecasma.com

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

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


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   03:00pm  readings: Poetry Share

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

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


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Monday, July 23

   08:00am  meditation: 8:50am, 5:30pm, Meditation Center

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

8:00
8:40
5:30

Website.


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   08:30am  sport: Pickleball

08:30am-  
Cost:
Location: in front of the entrance to Los Frailes
Contact: Victor, (713) 931-8646 US (415) 113-9631 MX
Website:

Monday, Wednesday and Friday morning at 8:30am
Sundays at 9am
We play at the diportiva just up from Mega, and in front of the entrance to Los Frailes.

A paddle sport created for all ages and skill levels. The rules are simple and the game is easy for beginners to learn, but can develop into a quick, fast-paced, competitive game for experienced players.

The Basics
1. A fun sport that combines many elements of tennis, badminton and ping-pong.
2. Played both indoors or outdoors on a badminton-sized court and a slightly modified tennis net.
3. Played with a paddle and a plastic ball.

A Game for Everyone
The USAPA currently estimates there are now over 400,000 players actively playing pickleball.


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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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10:00am  festival: GIFF 2018

10:00am-  
Cost: Free
Location: San Miguel de Allende
Contact:
Website:

GIFF 2018

Friday-Tuesday, July 20-24


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   10:00am  tour: Historic Walking Tour of SMA

10:00am-12:00pm  
Cost: $300
Location: Meet in the Jardin across from the Parroquia
Contact:
Website: https://historicalwalkingtour.org/

English-speaking guides walk guests through San Miguel’s glorious past, showing them the city center, and its historic buildings and churches. The tour takes approximately two and one-half hours, covers a ten-block area and is mostly level walking. It is a definite “must” for any visitor to San Miguel! The Historical Walking tour has been awarded TripAdvisor’s Certificate of Excellence.

Some highlights of the tour include: La Parroquia – San Miguel’s iconic landmark church. Casa Canal – the magnificent former home of San Miguel’s most prominent family. El Nigromante – originally a convent, then San Miguel’s first school of art, now a cultural center. Vida Obra de General Ignacio Allende – David Siqueiros’ famous unfinished mural and House of Conspiracies – where the war of independence was planned.

Tours take place every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Groups meet in the Jardin across from the Parrroquia at 9:45 AM and leave at 10:00 AM. Cost: 300 pesos.

Your donation supports the work of Patronato Pro Niños, a non-profit organization that has provided dental and medical care to the children of the neediest families within our community and outlying area, since 1970. Revenue from the tours makes a substantial financial contribution the organization.

Additional information can be obtained at our website: historicalwalkingtour.org .


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   01:30pm  bridge: Duplicate Bridge

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

Games lessons, gifts, study aids.
Plaza Pueblito

Website.


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Tuesday, July 24

   08:00am  meditation:  8:50am, 5:30pm, Meditation Center

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

8:00

8:50

5:30

Website.


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10:00am  festival: GIFF 2018

10:00am-  
Cost: Free
Location: San Miguel de Allende
Contact:
Website:

GIFF 2018

Friday-Tuesday, July 20-24


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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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   07:00pm  musica: Classical guitar

07:00pm-  
Cost: 200
Location: Sala Quetzal
Contact:
Website:

La Biblioteca
Sala Quetzal
Reloj 50- A
Miguel Angel Omaña, is a guitar player, studied at the National Conservatory of Music of Mexico. He won many beginner, intermediate and advanced level internal guitar contests, from the third place, up to the first one in various national festivals.
The capacity of the artist to transmit through music any kind of feeling which comprises from compassion, excitement, happiness, love, heartbreak, anger, madness up to frustration, are mental or emotional states of well and/or bad being that we can understand as a "feeling". On the other hand, a physical expertise to execute a clean and fast performance when playing a musical instrument, is what we can understand as a "virtuosity", in order to convey the technic to the highest level as possible in accordance to the interpreter capacity
Miguel , has developed unique skills according to his personal talents, and therefore, he is very glad to offer an special recital.


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Wednesday, July 25

   08:00am  meditation: 8:50am, 5:30pm, Meditation Center

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

8:00
8:50
5:30

Website.


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   08:30am  sport: Pickleball

08:30am-  
Cost:
Location: in front of the entrance to Los Frailes
Contact: Victor, (713) 931-8646 US (415) 113-9631 MX
Website:

Monday, Wednesday and Friday morning at 8:30am
Sundays at 9am
We play at the diportiva just up from Mega, and in front of the entrance to Los Frailes.

A paddle sport created for all ages and skill levels. The rules are simple and the game is easy for beginners to learn, but can develop into a quick, fast-paced, competitive game for experienced players.

The Basics
1. A fun sport that combines many elements of tennis, badminton and ping-pong.
2. Played both indoors or outdoors on a badminton-sized court and a slightly modified tennis net.
3. Played with a paddle and a plastic ball.

A Game for Everyone
The USAPA currently estimates there are now over 400,000 players actively playing pickleball.


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   09:30am  other: Wednesday on the Water, kayak

09:30am-11:30am  
Cost: $200
Location: Presa de Allende
Contact: presaamigos@gmail.com
Website: http://www.amigosdelapresa.org/

Once a week Amigos offers an ‘open’ paddle. These paddles are designed for kayakers of all skill levels. Beginners are encouraged to sign up for lessons on the first Wednesday of the month. Lessons are given for those interested in learning some basic techniques which will enhance your paddling experience. We will reserve a kayak for you on a first-come-first-serve basis. Be sure to include your telephone number in the email. Kayaks are 200 pesos.


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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: $300
Location: Meet in the Jardin across from the Parroquia
Contact:
Website: historicalwalkingtour.org

English-speaking guides walk guests through San Miguel’s glorious past, showing them the city center, and its historic buildings and churches. The tour takes approximately two and one-half hours, covers a ten-block area and is mostly level walking. It is a definite “must” for any visitor to San Miguel! The Historical Walking tour has been awarded TripAdvisor’s Certificate of Excellence.

Some highlights of the tour include: La Parroquia – San Miguel’s iconic landmark church. Casa Canal – the magnificent former home of San Miguel’s most prominent family. El Nigromante – originally a convent, then San Miguel’s first school of art, now a cultural center. Vida Obra de General Ignacio Allende – David Siqueiros’ famous unfinished mural and House of Conspiracies – where the war of independence was planned.

Tours take place every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Groups meet in the Jardin across from the Parrroquia at 9:45 AM and leave at 10:00 AM. Cost: 300 pesos.

Your donation supports the work of Patronato Pro Niños, a non-profit organization that has provided dental and medical care to the children of the neediest families within our community and outlying area, since 1970. Revenue from the tours makes a substantial financial contribution the organization.

Additional information can be obtained at our website: historicalwalkingtour.org .


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12:00pm  mixed: English/Spanish conversation lunch

12:00pm-01:00pm  
Cost: Free
Location: Hecho en Mexico, Ancha de San Antonio 8
Contact:
Website:

English/Spanish conversation lunch - mixed

Wednesday, July 25, 12-1pm


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

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

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

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

Volunteers needed

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

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

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

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

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   01:30pm  bridge: Duplicate Bridge

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

Games lessons, gifts, study aids.
Plaza Pueblito

Website

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05:00pm  talk: H+ Hospital Cardiac Team

05:00pm-07:00pm  
Cost: Free
Location: La Casona, Salida a Celaya 77
Contact:
Website:

H+ Hospital Cardiac Team - talk

Wednesday, July 25, 5-7pm


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   05:00pm  spirit: A Course in Miracles

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

Text, free discussion in a private home
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   06:00pm  dance: Danza del Alma

06:00pm-07:00pm  
Cost: 70
Location: Bellas Artes, Hernandez Macias 75, Dance Studio
Contact:
Website:

Wednesdays, 6PM-7:30PM
& Sundays, 10:30AM-Noon
All Welcome, No Experience or Registration Required

Danza del Alma is an unguided, free expression form of dance where the music, and hence the body, follows an arch of rhythm from slow and fluid for warm up, to fast and uninhibited in the middle, to calm and meditative for warm down. Danza del Alma is based on Gabriel Roth’s “5 Rhythms”: This dance is “a soul journey… by moving the body, releasing the heart, and freeing the mind, one can connect to the essence of the soul, the source of inspiration in which an individual has unlimited possibility and potential.” – Gabriel Roth

Class etiquette:

o No outside shoes permitted. Special shoes for dancing inside only may be used.

o No perfume or other scents permitted. Some dancers are allergic.

o No talking permitted on the dance floor during class.

o Wear comfortable clothing. Shirts are required.

o Bring your own towel and drinking water.

o Doors to the dance salon are kept closed for privacy during class.

o No photos without consent of dancers.

Danza del Alma was founded in San Miguel de Allende in 1996. Our mission is to provide a safe and sacred space for all people wishing to explore their spirituality through music and movement.


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   06:30pm  spirit: Bible Study, Antioch Community Outreach

06:30pm-  
Cost: free
Location: Jacarandas 52, La Lejona diagonal from the Mega
Contact: 415-103-3132, antiochsma@gmail.com, Scott Provins
Website: www.antiochcommunityoutreach.com

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


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Thursday, July 26

   08:00am  meditation: 8:50am, 5:30pm, Meditation Center

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

8:00
8:50
5:30

Website


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   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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   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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   01:30pm  mixed: Scrabble games

01:30pm-  
Cost: free
Location: Quinta Loreto, Loreto 15
Contact: Rene Klassen, reneklassen@hotmail.com
Website:


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02:00pm  benefit: Comida Tradiciónal con Las Rancheritas

02:00pm-04:00pm  
Cost: $500
Location: Agustin Gonzalez, Guanajuato
Contact:
Website:

Comida Tradiciónal con Las Rancheritas

Comida Thursday, July 26, 2-4pm


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04:00pm  charla: Aprendamos a hacer el nixtamal

04:00pm-  
Cost: Gratis
Location: Vía Orgánica, Ledesma 2
Contact:
Website:

Aprendamos a hacer el nixtamal - charla

Jueves, 26 de Julio, 4pm


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   04:00pm  meeting: Newcomers' Informational

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

Q&A presented by Richard Simeone


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   04:00pm  spirit: Prayer and Contemplation Group

04:00pm-  
Cost: 50
Location: St Paul's Church, Cardo 6
Contact:
Website:

Mary Jane Miller is organizing an 8 week directed group for prayer and and contemplation at St Paul's Anglican Church . The focus will be on Advent first and conclude with the Christmas season. We will ask what it means to come into the world, and the spiritual life which is activated as a result. Centering prayer, contemplative prayer and the prayer of quiet are all going to be explored in an effort to open ourselves to listening to God and remembering whose we are.
Beginning December1st and January 19th at St Paul's Church
The format will be simple, 20 minutes of quiet, 20 minutes of conversation, discussion observation, etc and finalize the time with another 20 minutes of quiet. 4 weeks in Advent and 4 weeks following Christmas, 50 pesos donation per session and there is no requirement you come to them all.
Every Thursdays 4 PM
IDEAS to be EXPLORED
Advent tells us Christ is near and
Christmas tells us Christ is here.

Christmas represents God's brilliant idea to become human and walk among us! Why do such a thing? Because we need an image of love for it to grow within us, to show us the way and to have a reference point for what is true, good and lasting love.
Come and prepare a place within yourself. Epiphany is the Christian celebration of what other religions call enlightenment. Enlightenment is the inward realization and consciousness of being identified with who we really are. We are individual expressions or manifestations of God, a wave of energy, light and purpose which flows through us.
"All great spirituality teaches about letting go of what you don't need and who you are not. Then, when you can get little enough and naked enough and poor enough, you'll find that the little place where you really are is ironically more than enough and is all that you need. At that place, you will have nothing to prove to anybody and nothing to protect.
All are welcome to share tier insights and experiences. Peace


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05:00pm  opening: Artemio Sepulveda

05:00pm-07:00pm  
Cost: Free
Location: Casa Diana, Recreo 48
Contact:
Website:

Artemio Sepulveda - opening

Thursday, July 26, 5-7pm


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   05:00pm  group: Writers' Group

05:00pm-07:00pm  
Cost: 100
Location: Hotel Quinta Loreto, restaurant, Loreto 15
Contact: Dr Linda Sonna: lsonna@yahoo.com
Website: www.drsonna.org


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   05:30pm  dance: Milonga: "En tus Brazos" (Tango)

05:30pm-08:30pm  
Cost: $50 for DJ
Location: Casa Don Quijote, Pila Seca # 55. Centro
Contact: enriquehg@yahoo.com
Website:

Milonga "En tus Brazos" is three hours of dancing, in Pila Seca #55, Centro, San Miguel de Allende, Hotel Boutique "Don Quijote"

$50 MXN for 3 hours Milonga only

The music at the milonga you will enjoy the best tradicional Tango, Milonga and Vals of the Golden Age.
We play only two different tandas of non traditional tango.

° No dance experience or partner is necessary,

Our approach is to help people to discover their own tango, and to explore tango dance possibilities.

Come join us for an evening of fun and dancing.
Drinks (2x1) and food will be available.


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06:00pm  concert: Brazilian Music

06:00pm-  
Cost: $350, $200
Location: Teatro Ángela Peralta, Mesones 82
Contact:
Website:

Brazilian Music - concert

Thursday, July 26, 6pm


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Upcoming

Fri. 27 spirit: Full Moon Ceremony, El Charco

07:00pm-  
Cost: 40
Location: El Charco / Botanical Garden
Contact:
Website:

dancer

Full Moon Ceremony, El Charco

Friday, July 27, 7pm


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Fri. 27 spirit: Sacred Cacao Ceremony

07:00pm-  
Cost: $200
Location: Lifepath, Rinconada de La Aldea 29
Contact:
Website:

Sacred Cacao Ceremony and Heart Opening Meditation

Friday, July 27, 7pm


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Fri. 27 opening: 2 Openings at Bellas Artes

07:00pm-  
Cost: Free
Location: Bellas Artes, Hernández Macías 75
Contact:
Website:

Animismo - opening

Friday, July 27, 7pm


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Sat. 28 mixed: Artisan Expo, Textures and Colors

09:00am-07:00pm  
Cost: Free
Location: Ancha de San Antonio 30
Contact:
Website:

Artisan Expo, Textures and Colors

Saturday, Sunday, 28, 29, 9am-7pm


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Sat. 28 sale: Alma Warehouse Sale

10:00am-12:30pm  
Cost: free, gratis
Location: Camina Casas 69, La Lejona
Contact:
Website:

ALMA Sale, vintage, second-hand - benefit

Saturday, July 28, 10am-12:30pm

transport from Codo at the Ancha San Antonio near Cafe monet every half hour

clothing (including designer), household items, electronics, books, misc. (etc.) Prices starting at 5 pesos.


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Sat. 28 mixed: Campamento de Música

10:00am-  
Cost: $8,950
Location: Los Silos, San Miguel de Allende
Contact:
Website:

Campamento de Música

28 de julio - 4 de agosto


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Sat. 28 mixed: Get Out The Vote Drive, Democrats Abroad

10:00am-04:00pm  
Cost: Free
Location: San Miguel de Allende
Contact:
Website:

Get Out The Vote Drive, Democrats Abroad

Saturday, Monday, Tuesday, July 28-31, 10am-4pm


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Sat. 28 fest: Azafrán Festival de Paella y Vino

11:00am-10:30pm  
Cost: $2500
Location: Nuevo Libramiento San Miguel KM 10.2
Contact:
Website:

Azafrán Festival de Paella y Vino

Saturday, July 28, 11:00am-10:30pm


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Sat. 28 concert: Jazz Meets Rock

07:00pm-  
Cost: $350, $300, $250, $200
Location: Teatro Ángela Peralta, Mesones 82
Contact:
Website:

Jazz Meets Rock - concert

Saturday, July 28, 7pm


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Sat. 28 theater: Backstory, The Improve People

07:00pm-  
Cost: $200
Location: Teatro Santa Ana, Relox 50A
Contact:
Website:

Backstory, The Improve People - theater

Saturday, July 28, 7pm


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Sat. 28 dance: Bembe- Salsa Social

09:00pm-  
Cost: Taller y Social $150, Social $80
Location: Fat Boy, 5 Cindo de Mayo
Contact:
Website:

Bembe- Salsa Social

Saturday, July 28, 9pm


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Sun. 29 mixed: Artisan Expo, Textures and Colors

09:00am-07:00pm  
Cost: Free
Location: Ancha de San Antonio 30
Contact:
Website:

Artisan Expo, Textures and Colors

Saturday, Sunday, 28, 29, 9am-7pm


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Sun. 29 workshop: Faldeo

10:00am-03:00pm  
Cost: $750
Location: Libelula, Striling Dickinson 15
Contact:
Website:

Tribal Summer - workshop

Sundays, July 22, 29, 10am-3pm


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Sun. 29 benefit: Concert at the Country to benefit Ojala Niños

02:00pm-04:00pm  
Cost: Free
Location: Iglesia de San Miguel Viejo
Contact:
Website:

Concert at the Country to benefit Ojala Niños

Sunday, July 29, 2-4pm


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Sun. 29 dance: Danzón y otros ritmos bailables

04:00pm-07:00pm  
Cost: donation
Location: El Sindicato, Recreo 4
Contact:
Website:

Danzón y otros ritmos bailables

workshop 4-5pm, social 5-7pm
Sunday, July 29, 4-7pm


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Mon. 30 workshop: 3 Day Monotype Workshop with Glen Rogers

09:00am-  
Cost: $300usd includes materials
Location: 3 Day Monotype Workshop with Glen Rogers
Contact:
Website:

3 Day Monotype Workshop with Glen Rogers

Monday - Wednesday, July 30 - Aug 1, 9am-1:30pm


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Mon. 30 mixed: Get Out The Vote Drive, Democrats Abroad

10:00am-04:00pm  
Cost: Free
Location: San Miguel de Allende
Contact:
Website:

Get Out The Vote Drive, Democrats Abroad

Saturday, Monday, Tuesday, July 28-31, 10am-4pm


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Tue. 31 mixed: Get Out The Vote Drive, Democrats Abroad

10:00am-04:00pm  
Cost: Free
Location: San Miguel de Allende
Contact:
Website:

Get Out The Vote Drive, Democrats Abroad

Saturday, Monday, Tuesday, July 28-31, 10am-4pm


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