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Monday 06 of February 2023

What You're Doing This Weekend in Mexico City

This weekend you can try pulque in all its varieties at the Fiesta Pulquera in Doctores,photo: Flickr
This weekend you can try pulque in all its varieties at the Fiesta Pulquera in Doctores,photo: Flickr
This weekend pulque and tortas are on the menu

Tonight the Casa Maauad art gallery in the San Rafael neighborhood opens a new show, featuring Adam Milner and Javier Velázquez Cabrero. The opening is from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Calle Ignacio Manuel Altamirano 20. The show runs through September 14th.

The Casa del Cine at República de Uruguay 52 in the historic center is hosting “Pertinencias” (Pertinences) tonight, as part of the “Ambulante más allá” (Traveling Beyond) film series. They will be showing three short Mexican films, all set in the Yucatan Peninsula. The function starts at 8 p.m. and is free.

Friday it is Imperial Night at the El Imperial night club in Roma Norte. DJ Sorpresa and Kara-Exotíq will be spinning and the cover is 100 pesos. The party gets started at 10 p.m.

If you didn’t get your fill at the Feria de la Torta last month, this weekend is the Vegan Torta (Sandwich) festival in Parque de los Venados, in the Narvarte neighborhood. The festival is organized by Bazar La Veganería and runs Friday from 12:30 to 7 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Semana de las Juventudes (Youth Week) is already underway, organized by the Mexico City government’s Youth Institute (Injuve). Friday through Sunday the Zócalo and the Santo Domingo Plaza in the historic center will have a host of performers lined up. On Friday, Tijuana crooner Carla Morrison plays, along with Fobia and Esteman. Saturday groups including Enjambre and La Lupita take the stage. Sunday, the festival wraps up with cumbia classic El Gran Silencio, and tropical electronic group Salón Acapulco. The full schedule is on the Injuve website.

Saturday night, VICE will be presenting a selection of the “Miscelánea Mexicana” short documentaries at the Cineteca in the Xoco neighborhood. The shorts will be at 8:30 p.m. and admission is free. The night is titled “Sangre, Sudor y Sapo” (Blood, Sweat and Toad), so it is sure to be interesting in VICE’s distinct style.

If you have been wanting to get to know the pre-hispanic agave-based drink pulque, Sunday afternoon is your chance. At the Cosa Nostra Bar, at Dr. Lavista 190 in the Doctores neighborhood, the Fiesta Pulquera will feature five different pulque-producing ranches and 10 pulquerías, or pulque bars. There will also be a ska band, Pino Estrambótico playing. Entrance is 20 pesos.