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What You're Doing This Weekend in Mexico City

Art shows, Transformer race and a movie on a lake. You choose

Display from Stanley Kubrick: The Exhibit at Los Angeles County Museum of Art in Los Angeles, California, photo: Wikimedia
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THURSDAY

We recommend that you head to Centro Cultural I in Cuahtémoc to watch the work of Daniele Finzi Pasca titled Per Te, a theater performance dedicated to Finzi Pasca’s wife who passed away while working on the play. It starts at 8:30 p.m. and tickets start at 350 pesos.

If you consider yourself a lover of poetry or literature in general, the International Poetry Fair at the San Carlos Academy in Condesa is a great opportunity to see some of the greatest talents from around the world like editor Eleonora Finkelstein from Argentina and Dimitris Angelís from Greece. The event starts at 6 p.m. and entrance is free.

FRIDAY

Each month, DEAR agency highlight’s one artist’s work in 1 Month 1 Artist, and June’s pick is Diego Narváez, who’s work titled “Traza Urbana,” which features depictions of landscapes in Mexico City, will be on display at cafe El 123 in the Historic Center. The event starts at 2 p.m. and entrance is free.

The Deutsches Fillmmuseum brings the Stanley Kubrick Exhibit to the Cineteca Nacional. The exhibit features various artifacts, props and scenes from Kubrick’s extensive and iconic world which are sure to fascinate his cult fans and movie lovers alike. The exhibit opens at 12 p.m. and entrance is 65 pesos.

SATURDAY

Mexico City is currently experiencing an ever growing number of dog owners, and Canfest is a great option to take classes, vaccinate your dog, support local shelters and meet other dog lovers. The event will take place in Francisco del Paso y Troncoso 219 in Venustiano Carranza. It starts at 10 a.m. and the event is free. The event organizers are asking that people bring 1 kilo of dog food for local shelters.

In order to commemorate the last installment of the Transformers franchise “Transformers: The Last Knight,” the Hipódromo de las Américas will host the Transformers Night Race, a 5 km race in which participants can choose to run in the Autobot or Decepticon team. The event is for the whole family. There will be separate categories for men and women and participants will receives gifts. The event starts at 8:30 p.m. and entrance is 545 pesos.

Due to the success of Chapultepec’s Lanchacinema, Bosque de Aragón presents Lagocinema, for movie lovers who are looking for a different experience. The film chosen for this showing is “The Wild Life,” an animated feature about the adventures of Robinson Crusoe. The movie starts at 8 p.m. and entrance is free. We recommend you get there early in order to secure a good place. The entrance is located in front of Metro Bosque de Aragón.

SUNDAY

The National Arts Museum presents the work of one of the most iconic Mexican artists of the 19th century, José María Velasco. The exhibit by the name Ideal Territory, features portrait of rural Mexico. The museum opens at 10 a.m. and admission is free on Sunday.

OTHER ACTIVITIES

Mexican Film Festival Durango: This festival’s mission is to showcase the best of Mexican cinema, with short films, documentaries, exhibits, workshops and roundtables. The event will take place in Teatro Victoria and Cineteca Municipal.

SMA Food Festival San Miguel de Allende: A total of 35 world class chefs will be present their dishes in San Miguel Allende’s biggest food festival along with music, local producers and restaurants that will showcase their products and dishes. The event will take place at Hacienda los Picachos.

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