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Saturday 13 of April 2024

What You're Doing This Weekend in Mexico City

Weekends are happy time,photo: Pexels
Weekends are happy time,photo: Pexels
Books, cumbia, gore and big data


Visit Mexico’s oldest book fair at the Palace of Mining (Palacio de Minería). Find inspiration and food for thought in the many conferences, workshops and round tables on a vast amount of topics. Doors open at 11 a.m. and entrance starts at 15 pesos.

Following the success of the documentary Bellas de Noche, Foto Museo Cuatro Caminos offers an exhibition adequately titled “Las Fabulosas” devoted to the vedettes of yesteryear. The show harbors the archive accumulated over 10 years that led to the creation of the documentary. Foto Museo opens at 11 a.m. and entrance costs 30 pesos.


To shake the week’s weight off, head to El Taconazo in Pasagüero for a night of cumbia, cabaret and electronic beats. With a line-up full of heavy-weight entertainers and musicians like Camilo Lara, Los Master Plus, Astros de Mendoza, Ali Gua Gua and Las Luz y Fuerza, this party has all the potential to keep you either dancing, laughing or hopefully both. You can get tickets ahead from Ticketmaster for 200 pesos or at the door for 280 pesos. Doors open at 9 p.m.


Explore your darker side in Noctambulante, the film campsite specialized in terror, gore and explicit genres. Make sure to bring along outdoor essentials and someone to hold on to (tickets for couples are available) and pick your favorite movies out of 10 screenings. The festival starts at 8 p.m. and runs until the small hours of the morning, this year’s edition will take place in Deportivo Villa Coapa.

Yes to outdoors, but no to gore? Then try Bosquecinema at Parque Nacional Bosque de Tlalpan, where a more family-oriented selection is available. This week Rango will be playing. Don’t forget to wear warm clothes or bring blankets, the woods get chilly at night. Screening starts at 8 p.m. Entrance is free.


Ever heard of big data? How does it work? What does it do? To get a better grasp of the so-called “new oil,” catch the exhibition Big Bang Data in Centro de Cultura Digital. The show, comprised of works of 18 artists, offers a multi-systemic approach to explore every aspect of this phenomenon from numerous perspectives. Entrance is free.