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What You're Doing This Weekend in Mexico City

Food, photography, Japanese culture, more food, free doughnuts and more food

Krispy Kreme glazed doughnuts, photo: Wikimedia
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THURSDAY

The work of renowned Italian photographer Massimo Listri will be on display at the Museo Nacional San Carlos. The exhibit, entitled Splendors of Papal Rome, features images from across the Vatican by Listri who was granted access to areas usually reserved for clergy. The exhibit opens at 10 a.m. and entrance is 45 pesos.

If you are in the mood for a full and happy belly this Thursday, head over to Food Truck House at Miguel Ángel de Quevedo 673 in Coyoacán. It is one of the best food truck experiences in the city and is open from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m.

FRIDAY

For Lovers of Japanese films, Monchis Club presents Japanese Movie Night, with the presentation of the film “Howl’s Moving Castle” (Howl no Ugoko Shiro). The club is located at Medicina 27 in Coyoacán. The event starts at 5 p.m. and entrance is free, but the space is not very big so you should get there early to secure a spot.

If you are in the mood for a cocktail and a view, the terrace at Hotel Cortés provides a great combination of good views, drinks and atmosphere. The hotel is located at Hidalgo 85 in the Historic Center and is open from 6 p.m. until 2 a.m.

SATURDAY

The Franz Mayer Museum will host the Japan Festival, which will celebrate the 120th anniversary of the Japanese migration to Mexico. The festival will offer lectures, exhibits and of course the popular Japanese cuisine.

Mexican wine brands are on the rise, and producers will be showcasing their best harvests at the 2017 Tinto MX Wine Festival at the Huerto Roma Verde located at Jalapa 234. The event starts at 1 p.m. and tickets are 150 pesos for a weekend pass.

Mexico Food Week gives people the opportunity to enjoy upscale dining at an affordable price. A series of restaurants across the city have partnered with Mexico Food Week in order to offer a great and affordable menu. More info here.

SUNDAY

For early birds (or really hungry ones), Krispy Kreme will celebrate its 80th anniversary with a cake composed of 36,000 free glazed doughnuts. The event will take place in front of the Torre Mayor from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Candida Hoffer is known as a revolutionary in the world of photography. She has captured some of the most emblematic sites in the world and during her time in Mexico. In 2015, she took 20 photographs that are on display at the Antiguo Colegio San Ildefonso Museum. The exhibit opens at 10 a.m. and tickets are 45 pesos.

OTHER ACTIVITIES

The 3rd National Temazcal Fair in Texcoco: A temazcal is a type of sauna used by native cultures for medicinal purposes. This festival will gather experts in this ancient practice, who will impart knowledge on the use of natural elements as medicine. The event will take place Thursday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Instituto Tzapin de Medicinas Complementarias at Nogales 5 in Salitrería, Texcoco. Tickets are 750 pesos per person for two days.

Gómez Palacio Expo Fair Durango: The most traditional fair in Durango, this event is above all for families. It offers a wide variety of activities and the traditional “palenque” experience. The fair will include huge acts like Alejandro Fernández and Miguel Bosé. If you’re looking for a traditional Mexican experience, this is it. The festival will take place in Gómez Palacio in Ciudad Lerdo, Guanajuato. More info here.

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