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Thursday 30 of May 2024

What You’re Doing This Weekend in Mexico City

Runners in Parque Chapultepec, one of the Green Sunday locations,photo: Cuartoscuro/Isaac Esquivel
Runners in Parque Chapultepec, one of the Green Sunday locations,photo: Cuartoscuro/Isaac Esquivel
Spend some time outside while the weather is nice


The Lion King opens this Thursday in Teatro Telcel in Polanco. Julie Taymor is leading Disney Theatrical Group and OCESA in a show with music composed by Armando Manzanero and Alex Syntek and starring actors Fela Domínguez, Alfonso Borbolla and Sergio Carranza, among others. The team is sure to put on a show for the ages, so make sure you family doesn’t miss it. Tickets start at 890 pesos and you can find them here.


Another show that shouldn’t be missed is “Don Juan” which will run until late February in Teatro Helénico. Juan José Tagle is directing the play based on the classic text by José Zorilla. The show begins at 8:30 p.m. and tickets start at 350 pesos.

The vogue house House of Queens will be hosting a picnic in Cárcamo de Dolores to celebrate King’s Day and get voguers ready for the next season. The picnic kicks off at 1 p.m. but the dance party won’t get started until 5 p.m. Entrance is 20 pesos.


At Museo de la Ciudad, you can take part in a multi-sensory workshop and interact with pieces by Tupac Martir y Paolo Montiel. The workshop will explore light and allow visitors to experiment and manipulate the pieces. The workshop takes place at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday and entrance is free.

This year’s “Lanchacinema” film season kicks off this Saturday in Bosque Chapultepec. Watch films, which are projected onto a screen, from the comfort of a boat on Lago Mayor. This week’s feature will be “Beasts of the Southern Wild” directed by Benh Zeitlin (2012). The show starts at 8 p.m. and entrance is free, but make sure to get there early as space is limited.


If you’re looking to wind down after a long week, head over to the Film Club Café in Satélite for Spielberg’s “The BFG,” based on one of Roald Dahl’s novels. If you head over at noon and grab a meal in the cafeteria, the film is free.