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What You're Doing This Weekend in Mexico City

Pink Floyd's Roger Waters is in town, as is El Muertho de Tijuana. And don't forget to celebrate International Coffee Day

Roger Waters of Pink Floyd plays a free show Saturday night in the Zócalo, photo: Wikipedia
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Fall is officially here, but the chilly weather is no reason to stay in this weekend. The News has been on the hunt for events to heat up your weekend.

THURSDAY

This evening a new outdoor installation at the Tamayo Museum is being inagurated. The “Walkable Cube” is a wood and metal construction on the Museum grounds, designed by Teodoro González de León, and part of the celebration for the architect’s 90th birthday. González de León designed the museum with Abraham Zabludovsky. Tonight’s inauguration is at 7 p.m. and the six meter cube will be open to the public in the coming weeks. The museum is on the north side of Paseo de la Reforma, at the corner with Ghandi in Bosque de Chapultepec.

Also Thursday night, a poetry slam will take place in a unique venue, the Barba Azul Cabaret and salsa club. The First Arrabalero Poetry Slam starts at 7:30 p.m. at Barba Azul, which is located at Bolivar 291 in the Obrera neighborhood. The event is free and the poetry slam will be followed by live salsa music. More information can be found on Facebook.

FRIDAY

Monday was the second anniversary of the Ayotzinapa disappearances in Iguala, Guerrero. The documentary “Mirar Morir” (Watching Them Die) by journalist Témoris Grecko recounts the role of the army in the killings and disappearances the night of September 26, 2014. Café Buscapié in the Roma Norte neighborhood will be screening the documentary on Friday night. Entrance is donation-based and will be donated to the parents of the disappeared students. Buscapié is on Monterrey 225. The screening, advertised on Facebook, starts at 6 p.m.

Friday night is your chance to see the (in)famous El Muertho de Tijuana at the concert venue and bar Caradura. Watch one of El Muertho’s videos and you’ll see why he has taken Tijuana and now Mexico City by storm with his unique act. The concert starts at 9 p.m. and costs 100 pesos. Caradura is on Nuevo León 73 in Condesa.

SATURDAY

On Saturday, the Friendstival festival of independent Mexican and Latin American music comes to Niza 40 in the Juárez neighborhood. Groups such as Sotomayor from Mexico City and Grenda from Tijuana are on the bill. Pre-sale tickets are 250 pesos and 350 pesos the day of the festival. Tickets are available on Boletia.com.

Saturday night, rock icon Roger Waters is playing a free concert in the Zócalo. The Pink Floyd band-member started his visit to Mexico City with a bang on Wednesday night at Foro Sol. The out-spoken British musician, known for hits such as “The Wall,” called out both Donald Trump and Enrique Peña Nieto during the concert. Saturday’s show starts at 8 p.m. but city authorities recommend arriving several hours early because large crowds are expected.

SUNDAY

International Coffee Day falls on Thursday September 29 but it will be celebrated all weekend in Mexico City. On Saturday Oct. 1 and Sunday Oct. 2, go to one of 25 participating cafes to receive special deals. The deals, such as two for one coffee, depend on each establishment. The Facebook event lists the cafes, which include BUNA and Cardinal in Roma Norte, Avellaneda which has locations in the Coyoacán and Juárez neighborhoods and Bajo Sombra and Café Fuerte, both located in the Narvarte neighborhood.

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