Calendar of Performing Events

June 8, 2020 Edition


Until June 15. The Night of Museums is an initiative of the Ministry of Culture of Mexico City that invites you to experience the museum spaces of the capital in a different way. On the last Wednesday of each month, the participating venues open their doors from 6 pm to 10 pm to transform the exhibition halls into artistic settings. Characterized guided tours, conferences, book presentations, concerts and stage interventions are part of the activities that make up the programming for the whole family. Get closer to the heritage at night and learn the stories kept by the representative buildings located in the 16 city halls. More info:

Until June 30. The National Theater of Japan joins the huge list of cultural institutions that, under the #Yomequedoencasa precept, share their scenic art via streaming. The Kabuki Theater is Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity, it is one of the most outstanding performing arts in Japan. His dramatic works often address history, mythology, epic battles, and passionate romances. It is characterized by a traditional Japanese aesthetic, its actors wear faces made up of white and wear elegant kimonos. More info:

Faro de Oriente Children’s Sundays. The Children's Sundays program of the Factory of Arts and Crafts East Lighthouse of Mexico City, has become a tradition among the user community, but this time it comes with the remote modality, all activities will broadcast through their official Facebook account. Some of the activities that make up the Children's Sundays program include recreational and community activities, cinema screening for children, puppet theater, clown skits and readings of The Little Prince, a short novel by the French writer Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, among other content. Spanish. More info:

Cabanas Cultural Institute Virtual Tour. The Cabañas Cultural Institute declared Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO in 1997 has 23 patios, 106 rooms, 78 corridors and two chapels, and mainly houses 57 frescoes by the Jalisco muralist José Clemente Orozco. During its history it has presented exhibitions by distinguished artists such as Diego Rivera , David Alfaro Siqueiros, María Izquierdo, José Luis Cuevas, George Baselitz, Marcel Duchamp, Joseph Beuys and Yoko Ono, to name a few. More info:

Guadalajara’s University Museum of Arts (MUSA) Virtual Tour. The virtual tour of The MUSA Consisting of more than 1,435 m2, it has 14 temporary exhibition rooms, a multipurpose room and two workshop rooms. Its collection consists of 155 pieces, consisting of works of different techniques and formats that were made, at the end of the 20th century and the beginning of the current one, by national and foreign creators, some of them born in Jalisco or living in the state, among which two murals by José Clemente Orozco stand out. More info:

Zapopan Art Museum Virtual Tour. The Zapopan Art Museum (MAZ) its exhibitions have the mission of creating experiences that encourage reflection and learning through contemporary art, as well as favoring that which fosters complex knowledge and self-thinking. On its virtual tour you can see 4 current exhibitions, where you can admire interventions by public spaces, creating an interaction between the works and the public.

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“XXI”,  HOFA (House of Fine Art) Gallery Virtual Art Exhibition. Enjoy this virtual exhibition from the HOFA Gallery that brings together the works of some of the most important contemporary artists. Now you can admire some of the most important works of the most influential contemporary artists of recent years, such as Banksy, Damien Hirst, Kaws, George Condo and Jeff Koons, from the comfort of your home. HOFA Gallery (House of Fine Art) in London, in collaboration with ARTCELS Virtual Gallery, launched a virtual art exhibition entitled “XXI”, a fully interactive, three-dimensional high-definition virtual experience. To access this exhibition, its exclusive features, virtual reality exhibits and immersive content, you just have to enter this link and send your email. More info:

Designer of Dreams Documentary and Ballet Workshop by Christian Dior. Dance and especially ballet have always been a source of inspiration for the French brand created by Christian Dior. In addition, during this health crisis, COVID-19 has tried to contribute a bit of entertainment for people in their homes, as it did a few weeks ago by releasing the documentary for the exhibition Christian Dior for free: Designer of Dreams. Dior teamed up with ballet dancers from the Paris Opera and the Stuttgart Ballet in Germany to teach ballet classes online for free! So this is the perfect time to learn this art from home and what better than from the hands of some of the best dancers in the world. The workshops are taught in videos of no more than 30 minutes and are available through the official channel of YouTube of the French fashion house. You will notice that they are in French, however, they have English subtitles

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Discover Google Arts & Culture. the application that offers you nature walks, museums, collections and more, without leaving home. Turn these days of confinement around with the help of technology. English. More info:

Museums and Archeological Sites of Mexico. The Secretary of Culture has prepared for you this space of digital culture and free access, where you will find tours of museums and archaeological sites, films, books, concerts, conferences, documentaries, plays, audios, applications and much more. Enjoy it! More info:

The Victoria & Albert Museum. Enjoy this exhibition of one of the most prestigious museums in the world of fashion and design. It currently has a wide variety of exhibitions on the platform, although definitely one of the favorites is the collection dedicated to the Basque designer Balenciaga. Don't miss out on this amazing journey through fashion history. English. More info:

The Salvatore Ferragamo Museum. Salvatore Ferragamo Museum has several exhibitions available to users of the Google website, but one of our favorites is "Marilyn Monroe and the power of her 4-inch stiletto heels." A sample that includes 30 pairs of shoes and more than 50 outfits that the well-known actress wore in some of her films and in her public appearances. More info:

The Palace of Versailles. The Palace of Versailles the former home of French royalty, located 20 kilometers from the center of Paris. It is one of the most famous historical places in the world, now we can get to know it in pajamas thanks to an initiative by Google Arts & Culture, which brings us closer to the corners of this place in: "Versailles: the palace is yours": it is a virtual tour by Versailles. With much of the 3D content, the visit can be structured into different chapters that show stories of the palace, the details of its main works of art and even virtual reality experiences. French and English More info:

Fondo de Cultura Economica Library. More than 40 free titles were made available by the Economic Culture Fund, on its website, to be delivered for reading in these weeks of staying at home. There are from stories by Rudyard Kipling and Edmundo Valadés, to an essay on the Mexican Revolution by Ignacio Solares; In addition, children's works and the complete works of Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz to enjoy the running of the bulls, on the computer screen. Mostly in Spanish. More info:

Museum of Modern Art (MoMA). During this season The MoMa offers various free programs on learning, understanding and enjoying art on its website. Among the classes available is What is contemporary art?, ideal for beginners interested in delving into the subject theoretically, and then moving on to practice studying more than 70 works created from 1980 to the present day. These and more are some of the programs available to the public, which you can choose by entering their website. English. More info:

Giverny Virtual Tour. A unique virtual tour that transports you to Giverny, home of one of the world's leading painters, Claude Monet, to see the gardens that inspired his great work. Known as one of the creators of Impressionism, Claude Monet is a fundamental figure in the history of art. The French painter created a large part of his pieces between Paris and Giverny, where he settled with his family and where he was inspired to create his famous paintings of gardens. French and English. More info:

The Battles On The Desert- Radio Soap Opera. The Battles On The Desert- Radio Soap Opera showed by Radio Educacion as a tribute to the author through “the Contigo en la Distancia” (with you at distance) Mexican government online program. The Battles on the Desert by Jose Emilio Pacheco was published in June 1980 in the supplement "Saturday," of the national newspaper Unomásuno. The text was an immediate success, as it generated a strong sense of identity by portraying the youth of Mexico City in the early 1950s, who lived under the promise of modernization in a context of inherent corruption. José Emilio Pacheco is one of the fundamental figures of Mexican literature and culture. He stood out as a poet, novelist, short story writer, essayist, translator and cultural chronicler. For this reason, Radio Educación made this radio soap opera. Spanish. More info:

The Scala of Milan. To celebrate the theater's past and present, 92 musicians and singers from five countries have come together to create the first La Scala opera presented during the quarantine. Enjoy Verdi's “Simon Boccanegra,” which appropriately portrays a story about the people's resilience. Go even further, behind the scenes, and explore the more than 250,000 digitized images in the theater archive. You can flip through the pages of an edition of Turandot's quirky hand-painted edition of the music score, Verdi's first libretto for Nabucco, or learn about the variety of different artists whose work has graced the La Scala stage, including artists David Hockney and De Chirico. Italian and English. More info:

Palace of Fine Arts and the National Museum of Architecture 360° Virtual Tour. The Palace of Fine Arts of Mexico City offers a 360º virtual tour for you to discover each of its corners. Inside you can see the halls of the Museum of Fine Arts and the National Museum of Architecture, as well as its terraces and its Main Room that has a glass curtain. Inside you can see works by different Mexican muralists such as Diego Rivera, José Clemente Orozco, David Alfaro Siqueiros, Rufino Tamayo, Jorge González Camarena, among many others. 

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Visit The Cabo San Lucas Natural History Museum. Through a 3D Virtual Tour, explore the Cabo San Lucas Natural History Museum. Visit and discover the Cabo San Lucas through the archeology area and another exhibition rooms where the remains of the skeleton of a Pericú woman, the ethnic groups on the Baja peninsula, its biodiversity and information about the migration of dolphins and whales as well as the preservation of the sea turtle. The astronomy, geology paleontology and the temporary exhibition room. Visit the site to see the Museum: 

Latino Films Platform. Filminlatino. Enjoy this online transmission platform of the Mexican Institute of Cinematography (IMCINE), in which you will be able to appreciate 1,600 Latin American cinema titles, weekly premieres. An incredible catalog of children's movies, in addition to complete international film festivals and a section of Mexican Cinema without Cost. All is in Spanish so you may practice and comeback speaking Spanish like a Mexie. Visit the site:

The Casa del Cine MX (The MX Films House). The Casa del Cine MX, with the aim of sharing and inviting reflection, during these complex days that many will spend at home, brings some Mexican and international films for free. It’s time to think, talk, reflect and act. That is why in collaboration and thanks to the support of Mantarraya Distribución, Viento del Norte Cine, Cacerola Films, Albricias Producción, Cineteca Nacional, Caguama Films, Chamaca Films, Menuma Narrativa a la Deriva, Gato and Mancha Audiovisual, they offer this list of films open to all audiences. Visit the site:

UNESCO World Library. The United Nations Organization for Education, Science and Culture have enabled public access to the World Library via the Internet. Visit the site:

Louvre 3D Tour. Don't miss the virtual tour of the Louvre museum in Paris through its website:

The British Museum Virtual Tour. The British Museum in London offers virtual tours for free. More info:

Washington's National Gallery of Art Virtual Tours. Washington's National Gallery of Art offers virtual tours of its facilities for free to the general public. More info:

The Paris’ Catacombs Virtual Reality Tour. The Catacombs of Paris are among the darkest and most chilling tourist attractions in the entire world. Created in the 18th century, taking advantage of the Parisian subsoil in the face of overcrowding in cemeteries, this place has been the inspiration for multiple horror stories and has had a great impact on the film industry. Due to their history and appearance, they were taken as the location of various horror films, including Catacombs (2007) and As Above, So Below (2014). The official website has published its tour in virtual reality. Users will be able to experience firsthand the exploration of this skeleton maze. Visit the site: