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  • What You're Doing this Weekend in Mexico City

  • Cultural offerings this weekend include an extreme sports film tour and a night of electronic music with NAAFI

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04 of August 2016 14:02:52

On Thursday, visitors from the Banff Mountain Film Festival come to Mexico City for their annual Radical Reels Tour at the Cineteca Nacional in Coyoacán. The Radical Reels Tour is a collection of the most intense, adrenaline-rush-inducing footage of extreme sports collected this year at the Banff Mountain Festival in Banff, Alberta.

Also on Thursday, the International Film Series with a Gender Perspective MICGénero will open with a screening of the Argentine film La Patota (Paulina) at Teatro Fru Fru in the Historic Center. The series will last until Oct. 30.

Later Thursday night, Barba Azul Cabaret in the Obrera neighborhood will host a "ficheros" night. A spin on the classic "ficheras," female dance partners-for-hire, ficheros are male partners-for-hire. Live salsa bands La Nueva Nostalgia and Los Del Son will keep you dancing with your highly skilled partner.

On Friday at 9 p.m., Mexico City rap band the Guadaloops will release their new album Almanueva at Foro Indie Rocks in the Roma neighborhood.

Later on Friday night, iconic Mexico City electronic music collective NAAFI will bring together cutting-edge electronic dance music from all over the hemisphere, hosting Puerto Rican rap trio Fuete Billete, New York DJ TYGAPAW and Buenos Aires DJ Tahyana. Also performing will be Chilean-born Mexico City rapper Jamez Manuel and NAAFI DJ O.M.A.A.R. The event will take place at Foro Normandie in the Historic Center and costs 200 pesos at the door.

On Saturday, the Mami Slut party will celebrate sexual diversity at Bahia Bar in the Juárez neighborhood. DJs Rosa Pistola, Tetris, Mataputos and La Travieza will be spinning discs.

Also on Saturday, experimental hip hop collective Illuminari will host their first "Hip Hop Night" with DJ Selector Igor at Bucardón Bar on Avenida Bucareli, giving guests the opportunity to freestyle on the mic.

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