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What You're Doing this Weekend in Mexico City

Get ready for a weekend of good deeds

Volunteers unload a truck filled with aid items for victims of the 7.1 earthquake that hit September 19 in Toluca, State of Mexico, photo: Cuartoscuro/Artemio Guerra Baz
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3 weeks ago

THURSDAY

Mexico City and other states are still hurting from the two earthquakes that struck the country’s west coast and inner region in less than a month. Fortunately, the Mexican and international community have shown great solidarity with the victims of the quake. Yet, help is still needed. If you feel like helping, you can join the Cenas HG campaign, which will distribute food to families affected by the earthquake. The distribution will happen at Mexico’s General Hospital from 8:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. You can help by brining bread, milk, cookies, coffee and juice.

The city continues celebrating the 100th anniversary of lucha libre legend El Santo, one of Mexico’s greatest pop culture icons. Faro de Oriente will screen “El Santo vs the Wolf-Women” this Thursday at 4:00 p.m. If you can’t be there on Thursday, “Santo in the World of the Dead” will be screened 12:00 p.m. Saturday at Faro. There’s no cost for entry.

FRIDAY

Interested in getting some ink? Plaaash Tattoo will host a vintage cartoon tattoo party to honor the great animators of old. There’ll be drinks too, so that’s a plus. If you’re interested, you can browse Plaaash Tattoo’s Facebook page for designs that might call your attention. There’ll be no cost for access, but spots are limited.

If you feel like going out for some dinner but you’ve grown a bit bored of just sitting there and putting food in your mouth, check this out: Solovino Club offers the opportunity to live the Blind Dinner Experience this Friday 8:30 p.m. The experience consists of a four course meal to be tasted in the absolute dark. Picked your interest? Spots are very limited, so you might want to write an e-mail and send it to quiero@solovino.club. Also: if you’re attending, be on time.

SATURDAY

Carranza Cultural Center continues celebrating Japanese filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki. The center will cherish Miyazaki’s legacy screening six of his most beloved movies: “Princess Mononoke,” “Howl’s Moving Castle,” “Ponyo,” “Spirited Away,” “Grave of the Fireflies” and “My Neighbor Totoro.” The marathon starts at 10:00 a.m. There’ll also be games, Japanese food and other surprises. Entry is free, by the way.

In a mood for something more traditional? Restaurant El Silo will host a mole festival Saturday and Sunday. There’ll be seven different kinds of mole for you to taste in the restaurant’s buffet, all originating from Oaxaca and Puebla. El Silo is located within Xochitla Park, which means you’ll have to pay the park’s 80 pesos entry, plus the cost of the buffet: 195 pesos for breakfast and 235 for lunch and diner.  The restaurant opens its doors at 9:00 a.m.

Now, for something really different: Paradise Club will hold a beauty pageant this Saturday 9:00 p.m. A male beauty pageant. Judges have looked at all registered participants and narrowed them down to the 20 best looking guys. The winner will be crowned Mister Paradise 2017 that very night. Also, there’ll be drinks. Cost of entry is 150 pesos.

SUNDAY

There’s always somebody in need, especially now. You can be of help by attending the Reconstrucción aid campaign. People will gather at from 8:30 a.m to 5:30 p.m. at a Starbucks on Michoacán Avenue, west of Mexico Park. From there, they’ll travel to several neighborhoods in the city distributing blankets, sleeping bags, cladding shits and canvas.

There are other, less direct ways of helping, of course. You can attend Mexico, Te amo, an art and music festival organized to raise funds to benefit victims of the 7.1 earthquake. The festival will happen at Pan y Circo. Entry cost ranges from 100 to a 1,000 pesos, depending on how much you’re willing to donate. You can take a look at ticket costs here.

OTHER EVENTS

Still hoping to be of some help? The crew at bbmundo has set up a relief center geared towards items for children. They’ll be receiving colored pencils and crayons, stuffed toys, coloring books, sharpies and story books. The relief center is open Monday through Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

For something quite cerebral, you can attend Brick Cube’s Fifth Rubik’s Cube Tournament. You can participate on your own or with a partner. There’ll be up to six categories you can sign up to, all of them with varied difficulty levels. For more information on each category, look here. You can sign up at Brick Cube. There’s room for 30 participants only, so you better move if you’re interested. The tournament will take place Saturday and Sunday from 9:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

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