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    Upcoming for Jan 14, 2020:
    • What's Happening,
    • PEN Lecture Series: Maximilian and Carlota: Europe’s Last Empire in Mexico Jan 14,
    • Maryn McKenna : antibiotic resistance- a global health threat Jan 14,
    • Jazz Across the Americas w/ Ulrike Flores Jan 15,
    • Architectural Walking Tour Jan 16,
    • Seminar: The SkyMed Difference Jan 17,
    • Caribbean Nights w/ Duane Forrest Jan 17-18,
    • 251 Anniversary Celebration of the Birth of Generalissimo Don Ignacio Allende Jan 17-31,
    • + Parque Municipal Zeferino Gutierrez Opening Events Jan 8-18,
    • + SAPASMA Water Bill Discount Jan 2 - Feb 28,
    • + Property Tax (Predial) Payment Discount Jan - Feb,
    • + Art that produces sounds Nov 29-Mar 15,
    • TOSMA Organic Market Jan 18,
    • Chess Saturday Jan 18,
    • Armando un Pancho Jan 21,
    • Experiential Evening About Global Migration Jan 23,
    • La Pulga Flea Market Jan 26,
    • Sam Donaldson to Speak in San Miguel Jan 29,
    • Fábrica La Aurora Art Walk Feb 1,
    • Writers’ Conference Keynote Feb 13,
    • Extraordinary Master Classes for Writers Feb 18-22,
    • 2020 SMA Pickleball Winter Rally Feb 20 - Mar 20,
    • Scheduled Work and Closures.
    + = continuing activities.

    What's Happening

    PEN Lecture Series: Maximilian and Carlota: Europe’s Last Empire in Mexico Jan 14
    Weekly on Tuesdays. All lectures except the February 25 one are at the Palacio De Bellas Artes, Calle del Dr. Ignacio Hernandez Macias 75, 6:30 PM.

    Tickets are 150 pesos, free to migrants and people under 25. Tickets available in the Tesoros shop in the Biblioteca or at the door. Season passes are available for 1,000 pesos.

    Tuesday, January 14: Maximilian and Carlota: Europe’s Last Empire in Mexico, M.M. McAllen.
    PEN Lecture Series: Maximilian and Carlota: Europe’s Last Empire in Mexico Jan 14

    Maryn McKenna : antibiotic resistance- a global health threat Jan 14
    Cancer touches us all, either directly or through the lives of loved ones. Antibiotic resistance, not so much—yet!

    Antibiotic resistant infections will claim the lives of 700,000 worldwide this year; expected to climb to 10 million by mid century. And unlike cancer, where a privileged few may access costly advanced therapies, income and advantage are no protection against superbugs.

    La Casona Event Center, 5pm
    Maryn McKenna : antibiotic resistance- a global health threat Jan 14.

    Jazz Across the Americas w/ Ulrike Flores Jan 15
    Ulrike brings along four of our town’s best musicians: Ruben García on flute, Israel Chávez (violin and drums), Francisco Hermosilla (guitar) and Sergio Carrillo on bass. Blending musical styles from tango, blues, bolero, bossa nova and afrosamba, she’ll take you on a tour of the continent with what one critic calls “nuanced interpretations and enormous depth.”

    Shelter Theater.
    Jazz Across the Americas w/ Ulrike Flores Jan 15.

    Architectural Walking Tour Jan 16
    A fascinating look at San Miguel's major architectural styles over 5 centuries.

    Meet at 9:45 am in the Jardin, across from the Parroquia, no reservations necessary, 350 peso donation taken on site.

    Benefits Patronato Pro Niños providing healthcare to local children. www.patronatoproninos.org
    Architectural Walking Tour Jan 16.

    Seminar: The SkyMed Difference Jan 17
    If, in a medical emergency, you would want to be evacuated to the home hospital of your choice in the USA, Canada or Mexico, then you need an affordable, flexible and comprehensive SkyMed Plan.

    SkyMed Small Group Free Brunch Seminar:

    When: Friday, January 17th at 11 am Sharp
    Where: Buen Dia Cafe, Hidalgo #42, Centro.
    Seminar: The SkyMed Difference Jan 17.

    Caribbean Nights w/ Duane Forrest Jan 17-18
    Toronto-based singer-songwriter, Duane Forrest lights up our stage with his heartfelt and haunting melodies.

    DJ Lamp at Radio Reverb raves, “Maravilloso! Good vibes. I love the way this music builds.”

    Shelter Theater.
    Caribbean Nights w/ Duane Forrest Jan 17-18.

    251 Anniversary Celebration of the Birth of Generalissimo Don Ignacio Allende Jan 17-31
    Know all the details here.
    It will be through art that the Municipal Government will honor Generalissimo Don Ignacio Allende 251 years after his birth.

    Among the shows highlights the presentation of the Symphonic Band of the Secretariat of National Defense; Cecilia García, voice of Profundo Canto and 'Armando un Pancho ”with Armando Manzanero and Francisco Cespedes, at the close of the American Capital of Culture.

    Through the Directorate of Culture and Traditions, the Municipal Government will pay tribute to Generalissimo Don Ignacio Allende y Unzaga, 'Favorite Son of Guanajuato', for the 251 anniversary of his birth through a series of artistic activities that will take place on the 17th as of January 31.
    List the cultural week to commemorate the 251 Anniversary of the Birth of Generalissimo Don Ignacio Allende (sp).

    Parque Municipal Zeferino Gutierrez Opening Events Jan 8-18
    From today until January 18, the Park #ZeferinoGutiérrez located in the Obraje neighborhood of #SanMiguelDeLaGente You will have music and theater shows, check the billboard and attend with your family to know this great place.
    Click the tweet and scroll down to see the schedule.
    The park is about a six minute walk north from Fabrica la Aurora.
    Location on Google Maps.

    Art that produces sounds, the two exhibitions that from today you can appreciate in San Miguel de Allende Nov 29-Mar 15
    Free exhibition in @bellasartessma Where art becomes sounds. In San Miguel de Allende From today until March.
    "The Encounter with Sound Produces Images" and "Vibrations", the two exhibitions that you cannot miss going to see in Fine Arts of San Miguel de Allende. Today, the Ignacio Ramírez Cultural Center will open 2 exhibitions that will remain for the next few weeks ...
    Art that produces sounds, the two exhibitions that from today you can appreciate in San Miguel de Allende

    SAPASMA Water Bill Discount Jan 2 - Feb 28
    Pay Your Estimated Water 2020, valid from January 2 to February 28. Only in our offices.

    Property Tax (Predial) Payment Discount
    Enjoy 15% discount this January when paying your property. #SanMiguelDeLaGente More accomplished and more aware. Check your receipt here.
    Instructions for the payment of the property.
    1.- Identify your property account, if you have your property receipt or know your account.
    2.- Once your property account has been identified, remove the first two digits from the left and start with the letter, thus only the 10 digits remain.
    ...
    5.- Any questions please send mail to .
    Click the PAGAR / PAY link at the bottom of the instructions page to go to the page to make the online payment. US credit cards accepted.
    Property Tax (Predial) Payment Instructions (sp).

    TOSMA Organic Market Jan 18
    The TOSMA market is located outside at Mercado Sano. Every Saturday 9 am - 4 pm.
    TOSMA Organic Market.

    Chess at Cafe Arab'ella Saturday Jan 18
    What: Chess. Players of all levels are welcome; from complete beginners to experts.
    When: Every Saturday at Cafe Arab'ella, New time from 11am - 1pm.
    Where: Cafe Arab'ella.
    Chess at Cafe Arab'ella Saturday.

    Armando un Pancho Jan 21
    This next January 21, #SanMiguelDeAllende It will close its cycle as 'American Capital of Culture 2019', with the stellar presentation of two great icons of romantic music in Spanish...
    It is next January 21, the Municipality will close its cycle as 'American Capital of Culture 2019', with the stellar presentation of two great icons of romantic music in Spanish: Armando Manzanero and Francisco Céspedes.

    The composers of "Somos Novios" and "Vida Loca" respectively, will once again unite their talent in the show entitled "Armando un Pancho", which will be presented free of charge in the Main Garden.
    Armando Manzanero and Francisco Céspedes will arrive in San Miguel to present their show “Armando un Pancho” (sp).

    Experiential Evening About Global Migration Jan 23
    ... a most unusual, multi-media, audience participation special event about the global migration crisis. This experiential evening, inspired by this year’s Big Read selection, Lost Children Archive by Valeria Luiselli, will be held at the Instituto Allende.
    Experiential Evening About Global Migration.

    La Pulga Flea Market Jan 26
    Jan 26, 11 am - 3 pm, Salón Los Pinos, Salida a Querétaro #145.
    Since 2011. Free admission.
    La Pulga Flea Market San Miguel.

    Sam Donaldson to Speak in San Miguel Jan 29
    Sam Donaldson, ABC Journalist
    “Rambling Through Washington: 52 Years of the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly”

    and

    Alison Wright, National Geographic Photo Journalist
    “Learning to Breath: One Woman’s Journey of Spirit and Survival”

    5:00 to 7:00 PM, Real de Minas Hotel Ballroom.
    Sam Donaldson to Speak in San Miguel Jan 29.

    Fábrica La Aurora Art Walk Feb 1
    The first Saturday of every month Fábrica La Aurora hosts their open house and Art Walk.
    Fábrica La Aurora Art Walk.

    Writers’ Conference Keynote Feb 13
    Colum McCann is the founder of an international Story Exchange project called Narrative 4 that is making an impact on communities all over the world. The topic of his talk, which promises to be thoroughly engaging, will be, “Story Telling Across the Divides: How Story Telling (and Listening) Can Heal our Tired Hearts.” He believes we can expand our sense of what the world is by listening to others, and can bring about real action on the ground through the exchange of stories.

    6:30 pm, Real de Minas Ballroom.
    Writers’ Conference Keynote Feb 13.

    Extraordinary Master Classes for Writers Feb 18-22
    February 18 through 22, 2020, you have the opportunity work in a small group with a teacher who will give your project personal attention and focus. This year, we are offering the following five-day Master Classes:
    • Fiction—Vision Re-Vision: The Building Blocks of Writing and Revising Fiction
    • Fiction—James Joyce Meets Judith Krantz: The Literary Blockbuster
    • Nonfiction—Writing the Self and Others: Memoir and Creative Nonfiction
    • All Genres—Wild Writing Adventures in San Miguel: Let’s Get Vivid
    • Poetry—Poetry of Witness: A Flower in a Graveyard
    Extraordinary Master Classes for Writers Feb 18-22.

    2020 SMA Pickleball Winter Rally Feb 20 - Mar 20
    The SMA Pickleball Club is hosting a fun tournament this winter for men and women of all skill levels.

    There will be two men’s and two women’s divisions, sign up per your skill level. 10 players in each division, 2 USAPA professional paddles as prizes per division.
    Cost is 1000 pesos (proceeds go towards the new courts fund).
    2020 SMA Pickleball Winter Rally Feb 20 - Mar 20.

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    Scheduled Work and Closures
    If you know of updates, corrections or additions to this list please let us know. We often keep road work notices up a few days beyond their planned completion date because there are not always announcements of schedule delays or completions.

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    Sapasma works in repair of online escape of drinking water, located in Calle Federico Montes, Col. Saint Louis King. Reported Jan 13 12:43 pm.
    Sapasma Facebook.

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    December 19 starts construction of El Pípila ("La Comer roundabout") overpass
    El Pípila ("La Comer") Roundabout Road Work
    ROAD ALERT
    By maneuvers for the start of the overpass El Pípila, road safety elements help in the roundabout. Take precautions and anticipate your transfer times.

    This Thursday, the president @VillarrealGTO and the governor @diegosinhue they start the Depressed Pass El Pípila with the removal of the sculpture. From 7 to 15 hrs., The roundabout will be reconfigured, since when arriving at Plaza Alhóndiga, it will advance until the 1st round in “u” towards Celaya.

    This Thursday begins the construction of the overpass in the Glorieta el Pipila of San Miguel de Allende. Know the alternate ways.
    On December 19, the Municipal Government, in coordination with the State Government, will begin the construction of the overpass in the El Pípila Roundabout.

    For this action, it is not considered to close this important crossing completely, informed the Director of Public Works, Antonio Soria. In addition, alternate routes will be enabled to expedite vehicular traffic at the exit to Celaya. ...

    It is important to highlight that in the El Pípila roundabout there will also be no traffic lights, as some publications have erroneously cited.
    December 19 starts construction of overpass (sp).

    Traffic Light Project
    We start the traffic light of the José Manuel Zavala Libramiento. Know the operation scheme of the first traffic lights of the road belt...
    With the aim of helping to control the vehicular flow of the José Manuel Zavala Libramiento, tomorrow, December 10, the placement of traffic lights will begin for the development of the road belt.
    Likewise, semaforized pedestrian crossings will be implemented at ground level to guarantee the safety of people who will be able to cross at certain times and in a responsible manner, in order to avoid fatal accidents.

    It is important to highlight that the traffic lights are intelligent, that is, their operation will depend on the vehicular flow coming from the other points to manage traffic along the route.

    In addition, this project will increase safety in San Miguel de Allende, as it will have a camera system with license plate recognition to control the arrival and departure of vehicles from the city; At the same time, traffic light synchronization will help to optimize the movement of emergency vehicles throughout the period.

    The system will be monitored by more than seventy cameras that will allow to program the traffic lights, at the same time that the city will be monitored to deal with situations that require the intervention of the security forces thanks to its link with the C4.
    Start This Tuesday The Placement Of Semáforos In The Libramiento José Manuel Zavala (sp).

    The Municipal Government, headed by the mayor, Luis Alberto Villarreal García, announced the traffic light project that will be executed during the next few days; Only in the “José Manuel Zavala” Libramiento, the historic center and the main streets of the city will not be intervened.

    With installation, supply and commissioning of 91 devices, San Miguel de Allende will have this new tool to regulate traffic and pedestrian traffic.
    They present a traffic light project (sp).
    See also: Traffic lights arrived in SMA (sp).

    With the overpass in El Pípila, traffic lights will also arrive at San Miguel de Allende
    September 25 is the tentative date to begin the construction works of the overpass in the Glorieta El Pípila where a project will be included that will include the first traffic lights that San Miguel de Allende will have. The traffic lights will go from the building ...
    With the overpass in El Pípila, traffic lights will also arrive at San Miguel de Allende (sp).

    Call to build overpass El Pípila in San Miguel de Allende, Gto
    The overpass of the Exit to Celaya (Pipila) will be the most important work in our history. Today we formally begin the process. 18 Dec 2019 started. 11 Nov 2020 finished work. Elevated price contest. Thank you @diegosinhue For your commitment and support.
    The project will consist of the construction of a vehicular underpass with a length of 524.82 m, with 2 lanes per direction in two bodies and a road width of 13.60 m.includes urbanization, lateral roads and services.
    Estimated start of work: December 18, 2019.
    Estimated work termination: November 11, 2020.
    Call to build overpass El Pípila in San Miguel de Allende, Gto (sp).

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