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What You're Doing This Weekend in Mexico City

The Zócalo International Book Fair and Cocktail Week Mexico both kick off this Friday

See jazz funk band Los Bronces play at Cenart, photo: Pexels
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Biergarten Roma‘s third annual Oktoberfest celebration begins on Thursday, and continues through the weekend. There will be a live band playing traditional German music and German beer will be served.


The 16th annual Zócalo International Book Fair begins on Friday. In addition to massive tent sales by independent and major publishers at the Zócalo, many events will take place between Friday and Oct. 23. On Friday, the book fair’s Bertolt Brecht forum, hosted by Paco Ignacio Taibo II, will be the seat of lectures by Mexican novelist Juan Villoro (at 5 p.m.) and Hugo and Nebula award-winning U.S. science fiction writer John Haldeman (at 7 p.m.). A full schedule of events can be found at the book fair’s website.

On Friday, Cocktail Week Mexico kicks off with a jazz & punch event at Parker & Lenox in Juárez and a cocktail class at Balmori Roofbar in Roma. Cocktail Week will put on a variety of events to promote fine drinking culture between Oct. 14 and 23.

The Goethe Institute hosts a night of Mexican-German electronic music Friday on the corner of Calle Gutiérrez Najera and Avenida De La Viga, in Transito. Entrance is 250 pesos.


“Andrea Fraser. L’1%, c’est moi,” an exhibit about U.S. performance artist and practitioner of institutional critique Andrea Fraser, opens on Saturday at the University Contemporary Art Museum (MUAC). The exhibit is curated by Cuauhtémoc Medina and Hiuwai Chu.

The V Festival Jazz-Mex ends on Saturday, Oct. 15. See jazz funk band Los Bronces play at National Center for the Arts (Cenart) at 5 p.m. The concert is free and will take place outside in Cenart’s green area.


On Sunday at 2 p.m., Andrés Ruiz and Luis Hernández Navarro will present a new Spanish edition of Upton Sinclair’s “The Jungle,” a foundational work of investigative journalism, at the Zócalo Book Fair’s Bertolt Brecht forum. Free copies of the book will be given away to book fair attendees.

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