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What You’re Doing This Weekend in Mexico City

Get ready for the holidays with free events this weekend

Arechological site and church of Santiago Tlatelolco, photo: Wikimedia/Diego Delso
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10 months ago


Looking for some romance to lift up a drab week. Make your way over to see Alexander Acha sing in Voila Acoustique in Polanco. Doors open at 9 p.m. and tickets start at 700 pesos.


Head over to the jazz festival in Teatro Ángela Peralta, which will have outdoor concerts all weekend. Tickets run between 250 and 350 pesos and the opening event will be Friday night at 6 p.m.

In Cabaretito Fusión in Zona Rosa, a beer festival will give another option to Zona Rosa’s club-centered queer nightlife. Rock, ska, and reggae band Cannival Muppets will be playing and you can get caguamas for 50 pesos. There is no cover.


If you’re interested in countering the colonial roots of Christmas, you can participate in a free Holiday Workshop in Tlatelolco and learn about pre-Hispanic traditions and the history of the archeological site. In addition to lectures and a tour, you’ll be able to make a guiñol doll (a puppet-like doll). If you’re interested in bringing your little ones, make sure you call ahead to reserve them a spot. The workshop starts at 10 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

Get your stain-remover ready for Holi, which returns to Mexico City this weekend at Six Flags in Ajusco. Also known as the Festival of Colors, the festival in Mexico City will feature artists and DJs who will be leading the celebration. Tickets start at 600 pesos and can be found online.

In the evening, make your way over to Dinamos Park for A Night Under the Stars. You’ll be able to observe the moon and stars from the privacy of the wooded park. Bring your tent or reserve one to rent at the park. There will be coffee served and campfires lit all night so you can stay awake until sunrise.


Bellas Artes will be hosting the National Symphony Orchestra for a holiday-themed concert. There are shows at 8:15 p.m. on Friday and Sunday evening and tickets run between 80-160 pesos.

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