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What You're Doing This Weekend in Mexico City

It starts with Stanley Kubrick and ends with Tequila history

Jaguar beaded Huichol art, photo: Wikimedia
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THURSDAY

Mexico City has some of the best movie theaters in the world (word!) and Cinépolis is topping this with a Stanley Kubrick Festival that will give movie lovers yet another reason to head to the box office. The festival will run through August 17. You can check schedules, locations and prices here.

Far be it for us to point you towards the direction of heavy drinking, but if you had a stressful week or just want to have a good time, join the Mexican Pub Crawl that will take you to the best spots in the city. The meeting point is Nuevo León 135, Condesa. Tickets are 250 pesos and it starts at 9:30 p.m.

FRIDAY

Every Month DEAR agency picks an artist to be featured in 1 Month, 1 Artist, showcased in cafe El 123. Oaxaca artists Jaime Ruiz is the chosen artists for August. His exhibit titled Manual del Periurbano features drawings, murals and objects that reflect the relation between individuals and urban spaces. The venue is located at Artículo 123 123 in the Historic Center. It opens at 9 a.m. and entrance is free.

Most people are unaware of the number of indigenous tongues that are spoken in Mexico, and this is why a visit to the first edition of the Feria de Las Lenguas Indígenas will help to make us more aware of the great cultural heritage in Mexico. The fair will take place at the National Center for the Arts (Cenart) located at Río Churubusco 79. It is open all weekend starting at 10 a.m. and entrance is free.

SATURDAY

Talk about a good time with a cause, the Festival Xaveri will benefit the Huichol indigenous community with artists like DJ Sonido San Francisco and Andre VII and stand up acts like Carlos Ballarta and Eduardo Talavera. The festival will take place in Foro Indie Rocks on Saturday and Sunday from 1 p.m. to 2 a.m. Info and ticket prices here.

While many people don’t think green when they think about Mexico City, the botanical gardens in the Bosque de Chapultepec offer the perfect setting for a Moonlight Picnic. The gardens will be open to the public starting at 7 p.m. so pack your picnic basket and head over to Primera Sección in Chapultepec. Entrance is free, so try to get there early!

SUNDAY

After a weekend of drinking tequila and mezcal, it would be nice to learn more about their origins and of other traditional Mexican beverages. So head over to the Museo del Objeto del Objeto for the Mexican Drinks Exhibit in which you will find everything related to the history, use, development and consumption of our favorites drinks both alcoholic and non. Located at Colima 145, the museum opens at 10 a.m., admission is 50 pesos.

OTHER ACTIVITIES 

A Day in San Ángel: Start your day at the Museo de El Carmen, a monastic school built around 488 years ago. Head to the Saturday’s bazaar which as its name indicates happens every Saturday at San Jacinto 11. Artists gather to showcase their best and original works. In the afternoon, head to the restaurant Mesón del Carmen for a taste of authentic Mexican churros and a hot chocolate and finish your day with a visit to the Mercado del Carmen for a couple of drinks and dinner.

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