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What You're Doing This Weekend in Mexico City

Graffiti art, free theater, and urban farming workshops are just a few of the offerings this weekend around Mexico City
By The News · 11 of August 2016 13:53:35
Street art in Oaxaca, one of the states to be featured in the upcoming Mexican Stencil Graffiti Gathering, No available, photo: Wikipedia

Summer vacation is wrapping up, but here at The News we want to make sure your weekend is anything but boring.

On Thursday, Aug. 11, the 15th Annual German Film Week, hosted by the Germany-Mexico Dual Year, kicks off with Fritz Lang’s “Der müde Tod” (The Three Lights), a silent film that will be accompanied by the Cinema Orchestra of Oaxaca, at the Teatro de la Ciudad in the Historic Center.

The German Film Week continues through Sept. 4 in Mexico City and runs from Aug. 19 to 25 in Guadalajara and Aug. 30 to Sept. 10. in Monterrey. Look for more coverage soon from The News.

MICGénero, which we wrote about last week in The News, is ongoing, and Thursday night the “Islas” at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) will become an outdoor movie theater at 8 p.m. for projections of “Club Amazonas,” a 2015 documentary by Mexican Roberto Fiesco Trejo about two trans Honduran migrants, and “Ovarian Psycos” (2016), directed by Kate Trumball-LaValle and Joanna Sokolowski, which portrays an all-women, Latina biker gang in Los Angeles.

Friday at 7:30 p.m. the Museo Nacional de la Estampa in the Historic Center will be hosting a discussion with five stencil graffiti artists from around the country. The event is in the lead-up to the Segundo Encuentro de Esténcil Mexico (Second Mexican Stencil Gathering), which will take place at multiple locales around Mexico City.

For theater-philes, the Muestra de Teatro de la Ciudad de México (The Mexico City Theater Showcase) wraps up on Friday night, after a two-week run. “Dos personas se tocan brevemente” (Two People Touch Briefly) goes on at 5 p.m. and “La comuna: revolución o futuro. Recapitulación” (The Commune: Revolution or Future. Recapitulation) goes on at 8 p.m., both at Foro A Poco No in the Historic Center. Both shows are free.

When Saturday rolls around you may want to indulge your early-2000s nostalgia and head to the main plaza in Coyoacán, where the classic film Mean Girls will be projected at 8 p.m.

The Tamayo Museum in Bosque de Chapultepec hosts “TEOCINTLE” over Saturday and Sunday, a gathering on sustainable food, which aims to “sensitize the residents of Mexico City to the importance of agro-biodiversity for food security.” The event includes discussions, film screenings and urban farming workshops. On Saturday afternoon, the documentaries “In Defense of Food” and “This Changes Everything,” based on Naomi Klein’s new book, will be screened at 12 p.m. and 4 p.m., respectively.