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What You're Doing This Weekend in Mexico City

Mexico City Gallery Weekend offers a massive program of exhibitions and openings this weekend
By The News · 22 of September 2016 15:02:09
This weekend is Gallery Weekend Mexico, so head on down and support your local artists, No available, photo: Wikimedia Foundation

Shh. Quiet. Put your ear to the ground! Can you hear it, the rumble in the distance? It’s heading straight towards us! But what is it? That, my child, is the sound the weekend approaching, and it’s nearly there. Here’s a hand from The News to help guide you through.


Thursday night is the inaugural opening of Portfolio’s International Photography and Video Festival. Hosted by the Museo Tamayo, the opening runs from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. On Friday, the main body of the festival starts, as projections are shown from Berlin collective Neuer Berliner Kunstverein (n.b.k.), Miriam Bajtala and Peter Campus among others. Entry is free and the full program can be seen here.


This weekend is officially Gallery Weekend in Mexico City. We’ll include some of our own suggestions, but for an entire list of what’s on offer, click here to view the full program.

Yautepec Gallery in San Rafael is showing Spanish artist Natalia Ibáñez Lario’s new exhibition, Internet Famous, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. The exhibition explores people’s unwitting participation in an alternative economy of likes, views, and hits, in which actors turn themselves into commodities in order to attain fame. The exhibit will be showed throughout the weekend.

Continuing the Dual German-Mexico year, the Goethe-Institut, ROCKETS and ENSAMBLE have brought renowned Berlin label PAN to the city. Bill Kouligas and M.E.S.H headline but there’s Mexican support from local soundsmith Miguel Herrera Vega (MHV), Tijuana’s HideHawk, and Hexorcismos adding to the mix. The night takes place at Pasagüero in Centro and tickets can be found here.


The Gallery Weekend continues apace at the Museo de Arte Moderno, where the second edition of PaperWorks opens at 10 a.m. The art book fair aims to open up a dialogue between art and publications, through a series of lectures and presentations that challenge contemporary publishing approaches to narrative and aesthetics. Want more info? You got it!

There’s more pulque to be gulped at the third edition of the Fiesta del Pulque in Buenavista. The festival kicks off at 11 a.m. and goes on until 9 p.m., so you’ve got more than enough time to drink your fill. Tickets and further information over this way.

For Saturday night, there’s an eclectic event of artists, poets, and performers, brought together by the Spanish Cultural Centre in Mexico and the Laboratory of Digital Citizenship to celebrate the life and history of Tlatelolco. Jam de Mapping is sure to be an audio and visual feast, and it takes place at the Plaza de las Tres Culturas, Tlatelolco from 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.


There’s horror to be had at the Teatro de La Ciudad Esperanza Iris, as the chilango band, Santa Sabina, channel their gothic rock to provide the score to the famous 1922 motion picture, Nosferatu. Tickets range from 120 to 450 pesos and the show begins at 6 p.m. Here’s The News’ preview to the show.

Have a few laughs before Monday morning calls with a comical look-back at the week’s news events in the Cine Tonalá. Félix De Valdivia hosts the show that promises some giggles on a lazy Sunday evening. For more info, simply click here.