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Thursday 01 of December 2022

What You're Doing This Weekend in Mexico City


A Ferrari goes down the track at the Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez in Mexico City, Mexico, December 4, 2015,photo: Cuartoscuro/Adolfo Vladimir
A Ferrari goes down the track at the Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez in Mexico City, Mexico, December 4, 2015,photo: Cuartoscuro/Adolfo Vladimir
How about a classic car race?

THURSDAY

If you’re looking to break out of the usual weekend activity box, TOM Live Games Mexico is the perfect option. Located in the neighborhood of San Pedro de los Pinos, TOM Live Games offers a unique experience where you and a group of friends can take part in a live action game, the first of its kind in Mexico. The name of this game is “Death in Space,” it opens at 2:50 p.m. and the cost is 350 pesos per person or 1500 pesos for each group of five people. Tickets and info are available here.

FRIDAY

The Second Aniversary of Barrio Alameda awaits everybody. Activities started on Wednesday and there are events all weekend. On Friday, attend the grand opening of the “Hijo del Santo” store will take place, and then stay for the anniversary of Mezcalería Mundana with music by the resident DJs.

AleMANÍA Fest is a cultural exchange between Germany and Mexico that has brought us different events throughout the year, and this weekend it comes to an end with a concert at the Monument to the Revolution square that will feature German act DJ Schlachthofbronx as well as Mexican performer Celso Piña and Bostich + Fusible of Nortec Collective. The event will also include customized trailers housing libraries, virtual reality tours, German lessons and technology classes. The concert starts at 6 p.m. and entire festival is free!

SATURDAY

June is LGBTQ pride month and there are various activities across the city to celebrate, and what better way to celebrate than attending a music festival?

It’s festival season all across the world and Mexico City offers its own version with the first edition of Diversa Festival, a festival that looks to promote inclusion and diversity. The festival was born out of a Kickstarter campaign by the Live Mexico Foundation and it will take place at El Plaza Condesa, a once movie theater and later casino that was converted to a concert venue located. Acts include singer Russell and the band Flat Heels Crew.

The festival starts at 8:30 p.m. and tickets are available here.

SUNDAY

This weekend you have the perfect excuse to indulge in your automotive passion and drag your (unwilling) family to the the 7th Historic Grand Prix CDMX at the Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez that once again opens its door to gearheads across the country. The event includes a classic car show, races from brands like Porsche and careers with Italian and U.S. classic cars like Corvettes, Camaros and Mustangs. The event starts at 10 a.m. and tickets are 150 pesos.

If your not a car fanatic, head over to Nuevo León 80 in Condesa and dive into Capital Urbano, a bazar that wants to highlight Mexican producers and their products. Clothing brands like Bamboo Life Co. and Hustle Swim will be available. You’ll also be able to try artisanal cocktails and various gastronomic options.

OTHER ACTIVITIES

Mercado Independencia: Located at 40 Independencia Avenue in the Historic Center, this market offers a variety of dining options like Jalisco style food locale Vida Chula and a first class Mezcal rooftop bar called La Barra del Patrón where you can drink and dine with a panoramic view of downtown.

Get Out: If you want to broaden your horizons or if Wonder Woman is sold out, try comedian Jordan Peele’s (from Key and Peele) director debut, that has a 99 percent score by Rotten Tomatoes, tells the story of Chris and Rose, an interracial couple that head upstate for the weekend to meet Rose’s parents. The intrigue grows scene by scene with a series of mysterious events that make for an exciting, terrifying and all-around great weekend movie.

And don’t worry … Wonder Woman will still be in theaters next weekend.

International Gastronomy Summit Guanajuato: If you want to experience Mexican traditional food and other cuisines in all their glory and get out of the city, head to Guanajuato were 30 world class and Michelin star chefs will showcase their talents along with 40 traditional Mexican cooks. A foodie paradise!