Celebrating the Arrival of Spring With Many Events and Festivals!
CUBANFEST OF SAN MIGUEL
The CubaFest of San Miguel de Allende will be celebrating it's 17th anniversary.. Presenting an ideal mixture of theater, dance exhibitions, cinema, gastronomy, literature, record releases, art, cocktails, concerts – dance. Alicia Alonso (1920-2020), who was a professional dancer and Cuban choreographer. Famous for her representations of Giselle and Carmen, in addition to other great works of the classical and romantic repertoire will be honored for this year's edition The venue is the main plaza where the traditional Cuban cultural, literary, discographic and artisanal exhibition will be installed. This year, CubaFest will have some performances in the city of Guanajuato. See complete program .
THE LORD OF THE CONQUEST
Celebrations for El Señor de La Conquista (The Lord of the Conquest) completely fill the main plaza. Hundreds of colourful conchero or "Chichimeca" dancers dressed in pre-Hispanic style outfits arrive from the surrounding towns, representing different styles of dance and dress. Flashes of colour. Hypnotic drum beats. The shake, shake, shake of rattling shells on the legs of the dancers and the scent of burning copal are sensory treats that go along with this high-energy event.
This annual festival takes place on the first Friday of March in honor of "Christ of the Conquest," a highly revered statue made out of corn stalks and orchid bulbs. According to legend, the image was originally made in the 16th century to represent the acceptance of Christ by the indigenous people. It now holds a place of honor inside the Parroquia church.
ARTIST HOME, STUDIO AND GALLERY TOUR
10:30 AM until 2:30 PM.
Tickets: $1,250.00 pesos.
Pick up information is provided when buying your ticket.
Bring your camera! The jaw-dropping homes and landscapes, studios and shops, and galleries visited, will create an unforgettable San Miguel experience. Stops highlight the genius of artists, architects, and designers. These properties and their owners have been profiled internationally, from Montreal to Tokyo. This unique outing includes a personal tour of the most unusual home and gallery in all of Mexico, Made by Anado, where the owners share the stories behind the memorable buildings, walls, and art installations. The artist and his partner are as colorful as the place they call home.
Light snacks and bottled water are included. You are welcome to bring additional food items and beverages. This tour often sells out, please purchase your ticket ASAP by e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
TOUR DE TORTILLA CEREMONIAL OTOMI
10:00 am departure
Meeting point is provided when booking
Would you like to explore the surroundings of San Miguel? Experience an Otomi ceremonial tortilla tour. Consuelo Venancio is an Otomí woman and she will be happy to share her knowledge after 3 generations. She will explain the traditions of the origin of ceremonial tortillas. Beautiful decorated tortillas used in Otomi parties as special celebrations. You will also have the opportunity to prepare your own. Consuelo awaits for you for a delicious three-course meal. Traditional Otomi food with endemic elements such as nopales and Creole tomatoes. A totally organic meal.
The whole experience includes; round trip transportation, visit of a museum, tortilla ceremony, three course meal, red cotton scarf, an mulet, bottled water available during the trip. Book your seat at: email@example.com (Meeting point is provided when booking)
EXPO ARTESANAL : TEXTURAS AND COLORES
March 7 and 8
Centro Cultural Allende
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Texturas and Colores Expo invites you to it's third month edition of the year with an Art and Culture exhibition with a concept of "Gallery al Fresco". More than sixty artists exhibit and sell their art work for most of the day. Local artists invite you to enjoy the day surrounded by color art and friends. You can buy original works or place a special order. There will be live music, live painting and lots of fun.
$ 2,500.00 pesos donation
Place, provided when purchasing your ticket
A stunning evening's entertainment. This benefit is now in its third year and it will be celebrated in great style as Pro Musica’s celebrates as well its 21st anniversary! This year Pro Musica will honor the centenary of the birth of Leonard Bernstein; a towering musical genius of the 20th century; as the central theme of our Musical Extravaganza. Pro Musica will be honored by the presence of Leonard's daughter Jamie Bernstein and she, together with much loved pianist Michael Boriskin (Artistic Director of Music at Copland House), will present a program of what Leonard called his ‘musical snapshots’, brief portraits of his friends and family.