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  • Upcoming Activities and Events Feb 4, 2020

    Upcoming for Feb 4, 2020:
    • What's Happening,
    • PEN: The Search for Home: Reflections of an Immigrant Writer, Ruth Behar Feb 4,
    • I3:ideas presents Hedrick Smith, Reforming Our Ailing Political System Feb 4,
    • Birdwalk in the Botanical Garden Feb 5,
    • Architectural Walking Tour Feb 6,
    • + Heavy / special trash pickup Jan 30-Feb 15,
    • + Zeferino Gutierrez Park will host Candelaria Fair Jan 30-Feb 16,
    • + 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 Feb 8,
    • Chess Saturday Feb 8,
    • Writers' Conference Feb 12-16,
    • Writers’ Conference Keynote Feb 13,
    • Shelter Theater: Staying Alive Feb 16,
    • Narrative 4 Story Exchange Workshop Feb 16,
    • Extraordinary Master Classes for Writers Feb 18-22,
    • Dinner and Wine Pairing with Chef Daniel Nates and La Doña Restaurant Feb 20,
    • 2020 SMA Pickleball Winter Rally Feb 20 - Mar 20,
    • 2020 Food and Film Festival San Miguel Feb 21-23,
    • La Pulga Flea Market Feb 23,
    • Four Churches Walk Feb 27,
    • Fábrica La Aurora Art Walk Mar 7,
    • Scheduled Work and Closures.
    + = continuing activities.

    What's Happening

    PEN: The Search for Home: Reflections of an Immigrant Writer, Ruth Behar Feb 4
    It’s fitting that Behar was named a “Great Immigrant” by the Carnegie Corporation. At the age of 5, she moved with her family from Cuba to New York City. In her years of travel as an anthropologist, she has immersed herself in the cultures of Spain, Mexico and Cuba. She has “returned to the theme of searching for home in many different guises,” even wondering whether “home is an expired concept in these times.”
    PEN: The Search for Home: Reflections of an Immigrant Writer, Ruth Behar Feb 4.

    I3:ideas presents Hedrick Smith, Reforming Our Ailing Political System Feb 4
    Hedrick Smith, award-winning journalist, bestselling author, celebrated PBS producer and documentarian
    Tuesday February 4th, 5pm at La Casona Event Center
    I3:ideas presents Hedrick Smith, Reforming Our Ailing Political System Feb 4.

    Birdwalk in the Botanical Garden Feb 5
    Join us on Wednesday, February 5 at 9am for a 2.5-hour birdwalk and exploration of San Miguel’s botanical garden, El Charco del Ingenio. See local and migratory songbirds, waterfowl, waders and raptors. Visit the conservatory and walk along the reservoir.
    Birdwalk in the Botanical Garden Feb 5.

    Architectural Walking Tour Feb 6
    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.
    Architectural Walking Tour Feb 20.

    Heavy / special trash pickup Jan 30-Feb 15
    Remember that on Thursday we restart the 2nd Campaign for the Collection Program for domestic garbage, electronic waste and special handling waste. Check the tour of the communities a day before in our social networks.

    Zeferino Gutierrez Park will host Candelaria Fair Jan 30-Feb 16
    Due to the remodeling work of Benito Juárez Park, this year the @GobSMA will carry out the 64th edition of the traditional 'Feria de la Candelaria' of SanMiguelDeAllende at the facilities of the Zeferino Gutiérrez park.
    Due to the remodeling work of the Benito Juárez Park, this year the Municipal Government will hold the 64th edition of the traditional 'Feria de la Candelaria' in the facilities of the Zeferino Gutiérrez park.

    This fair will offer the sale of plants, flowers, pots, fertilizer, humus and implants for gardening in more than 300 linear meters of tents. The schedule will be from 8 in the morning to 9 at night, while the inauguration will take place on Friday, January 31, at 5 in the afternoon, by the municipal president Luis Alberto Villarreal.
    Zeferino Gutierrez Park will host the 64th Candelaria Fair Jan 30-Feb 16.

    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.
    Pay in January for the largest discount.
    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).

    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.
    Art that produces sounds, the two exhibitions that from today you can appreciate in San Miguel de Allende.

    TOSMA Organic Market Feb 8
    The TOSMA market is located outside at Mercado Sano. Every Saturday 9 am - 4 pm.
    TOSMA Organic Market.

    Chess at Cafe Arab'ella Saturday Feb 8
    Chess. Players of all levels are welcome; from complete beginners to experts.
    Chess at Cafe Arab'ella Saturday.

    Writers' Conference Feb 12-16
    San Miguel Writers Conference and Literary Festival 15th Anniversary Celebration.

    Register now to insure your choice of events.
    Writers' Conference Feb 12-16.

    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.
    Writers’ Conference Keynote Feb 13.

    Shelter Theater: Staying Alive Feb 16
    HOW NOT TO DIE: The Role of Diet in Preventing, Arresting, & Reversing Our Top 15 Killers.
    In this “best-of” compilation of his last four year-in-review presentations, Dr. Greger explains what we can do about the #1 cause of death and disability: our diet.

    Speakers will be on hand to answer questions about the plant based diet and general health issues.
    Shelter Theater: Staying Alive Feb 16.

    Narrative 4 Story Exchange Workshop with Colum McCann Feb 16
    Story Exchange is a powerful tool that harnesses the power of story to equip and embolden young adults to improve their lives, communities, and the world. Story Exchange builds empathy, shatters stereotypes, and breaks down barriers of gender, wealth, race, and geographical borders with the goal of strengthening relationships and changing people’s lives. Everyone has a story to tell.
    Narrative 4 Story Exchange Workshop with Colum McCann Feb 16.

    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 ...
    Extraordinary Master Classes for Writers Feb 18-22.

    Dinner and Wine Pairing with Chef Daniel Nates and La Doña Restaurant Feb 20
    "COOKING NATURE” Thursday February 20th, 2020 at 6 o’clock.
    A spectacular culinary event, a tribute to “Deep Mexico” Based on the natural flavors of the land.
    Cocktails & 6 course dinner with wine pairing. Reserve in advance.
    Dinner and Wine Pairing with Chef Daniel Nates and La Doña Restaurant Feb 20.

    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.
    2020 SMA Pickleball Winter Rally Feb 20 - Mar 20.

    2020 Food and Film Festival San Miguel Feb 21-23
    This yearly festival unites foodies and film-lovers alike. During the 3 day festival we show six food-related films and three food-related lectures.Some of the best local chefs, restaurants and wine merchants sponsor the films. After each film, they will serve some delicious botanas and drinks.
    2020 Food and Film Festival San Miguel Feb 21-23.

    La Pulga Flea Market Feb 23
    Feb 23, 11 am - 3 pm, Salón Los Pinos, Salida a Querétaro #145.
    La Pulga Flea Market San Miguel.

    Four Churches Walk Feb 27
    Historical perspective of paintings, relics, and statuary of four downtown churches. Meet at 9:45 am in the Jardin, across from the Parroquia, no reservations necessary, 350 peso donation collected on site.
    Four Churches Walk Jan 23

    Fábrica La Aurora Art Walk Mar 7
    The first Saturday of every month Fábrica La Aurora hosts their open house and Art Walk.
    Fábrica La Aurora Art Walk.

    ~~~~~~~~~~

    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.

    ~~~~~~~~~~

    SAPASMA works in leak repair in the sanitary drainage network in Chiquitos street. PLEASE PROGRAM YOUR TRANSFER TIME AND CONSIDER ALTERNATE ROADS.

    ~~~~~~~~~~

    Quebrada Street drainage works and route changes
    From today until February 10, Sapasma will begin the work of replacing the sanitary drainage line on Quebrada Street, in the section that includes Insurgentes to Umarán. There will be change of routes, know the details here.
    From Monday, January 27 and until February 10, the Potable Water and Sewerage System (SAPASMA) will begin the work of replacing the sanitary sewer line on Quebrada Street, in the section that includes Insurgentes a Umarán, which will be closed to circulation. ...

    Due to these works, the Malanquín, San Luis Rey, Allende and San Antonio public transport route will be diverted through the streets of Mesones, Hernández Macías, Canal and Zacateros.

    In addition, a stop will be established on Canal Street next to the Temple of the Nuns, while the suburban routes of Cabras, Estancia de Canal and Pantoja will be diverted by Mesones, Relox, Insurgentes, Volanteros, Calzada de la Luz, Avenida Guadalupe, Calzada from the Station and Libramiento until El Pípila roundabout.

    SAPASMA work will begin to replace the sanitary sewer line, in Quebrada street, in the section that includes Insurgentes a Umarán.

    These works will start from Monday, January 27 to February 10, so the understanding of citizenship is requested.

    Quebrada Street drainage works and route changes (sp).

    ~~~~~~~~~~

    Road work: Ancha de San Antonio, San Francisco and Juárez.
    ROAD ALERT: To improve the conditions in the busiest roads of SanMiguelDeLaGente, we will carry out integral maintenance of the Ancha de San Antonio street, on the Orizaba to Cardo section, as well as in San Francisco and Juárez. We appreciate your understanding.
    Scheduled for Jan 21 - Feb 4.

    ~~~~~~~~~~

    Call to build overpass El Pípila in San Miguel de Allende, Gto
    The Infrastructure and Public Works Department has put together a PDF file for six alternate routes with maps for the overpass work in Glorieta El Pípila.
    SMAFAQ: Glorieta El Pípila alternate routes.

    LaObra the Depressed Pass El Pípila, which will come to change our life in SanMiguelDeLaGente, will contribute to fuel savings and travel time. Anticipate your transfer times and consider alternate routes.

    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).

    ~~~~~~~~~~
    Google translations. News sites and Facebook pages are on our Links page.

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  • Upcoming Activities and Events Feb 3, 2020

    Upcoming for Feb 3, 2020:
    • What's Happening,
    • Constitution Day (paid holiday) Feb 3,
    • PEN: The Search for Home: Reflections of an Immigrant Writer, Ruth Behar Feb 4,
    • I3:ideas presents Hedrick Smith, Reforming Our Ailing Political System Feb 4,
    • Birdwalk in the Botanical Garden Feb 5,
    • + Heavy / special trash pickup Jan 30-Feb 15,
    • + Zeferino Gutierrez Park will host Candelaria Fair Jan 30-Feb 16,
    • + SAPASMA Water Bill Discount Jan 2 - Feb 28,
    • + Property Tax (Predial) Payment Discount Jan - Feb,
    • + Art that produces sounds Nov 29-Mar 15,
    • Architectural Walking Tour Feb 6,
    • TOSMA Organic Market Feb 8,
    • Chess Saturday Feb 8,
    • Writers' Conference Feb 12-16,
    • Writers’ Conference Keynote Feb 13,
    • Shelter Theater: Staying Alive Feb 16,
    • Narrative 4 Story Exchange Workshop Feb 16,
    • Extraordinary Master Classes for Writers Feb 18-22,
    • Dinner and Wine Pairing with Chef Daniel Nates and La Doña Restaurant Feb 20,
    • 2020 SMA Pickleball Winter Rally Feb 20 - Mar 20,
    • 2020 Food and Film Festival San Miguel Feb 21-23,
    • La Pulga Flea Market Feb 23,
    • Four Churches Walk Feb 27,
    • Fábrica La Aurora Art Walk Mar 7,
    • Scheduled Work and Closures.
    + = continuing activities.

    What's Happening

    Constitution Day (paid holiday) Feb 3
    Monday, February 3, our offices will remain CERRADAS , you can make your PAGO online http://sapasma.gob.mx OXXO self-service stores, BBVA Bancomer Practi-Caja, or from your BBVA mobile application. On Tuesday we wait for you at our usual time.
    Expect banks and government offices to be closed.
    Constitution Day (paid holiday) Feb 3.

    PEN: The Search for Home: Reflections of an Immigrant Writer, Ruth Behar Feb 4
    It’s fitting that Behar was named a “Great Immigrant” by the Carnegie Corporation. At the age of 5, she moved with her family from Cuba to New York City. In her years of travel as an anthropologist, she has immersed herself in the cultures of Spain, Mexico and Cuba. She has “returned to the theme of searching for home in many different guises,” even wondering whether “home is an expired concept in these times.”
    PEN: The Search for Home: Reflections of an Immigrant Writer, Ruth Behar Feb 4.

    I3:ideas presents Hedrick Smith, Reforming Our Ailing Political System Feb 4
    Hedrick Smith, award-winning journalist, bestselling author, celebrated PBS producer and documentarian
    Tuesday February 4th, 5pm at La Casona Event Center
    I3:ideas presents Hedrick Smith, Reforming Our Ailing Political System Feb 4.

    Birdwalk in the Botanical Garden Feb 5
    Join us on Wednesday, February 5 at 9am for a 2.5-hour birdwalk and exploration of San Miguel’s botanical garden, El Charco del Ingenio. See local and migratory songbirds, waterfowl, waders and raptors. Visit the conservatory and walk along the reservoir.
    Birdwalk in the Botanical Garden Feb 5.

    Heavy / special trash pickup Jan 30-Feb 15
    Remember that on Thursday we restart the 2nd Campaign for the Collection Program for domestic garbage, electronic waste and special handling waste. Check the tour of the communities a day before in our social networks.

    Zeferino Gutierrez Park will host Candelaria Fair Jan 30-Feb 16
    Due to the remodeling work of Benito Juárez Park, this year the @GobSMA will carry out the 64th edition of the traditional 'Feria de la Candelaria' of SanMiguelDeAllende at the facilities of the Zeferino Gutiérrez park.
    Due to the remodeling work of the Benito Juárez Park, this year the Municipal Government will hold the 64th edition of the traditional 'Feria de la Candelaria' in the facilities of the Zeferino Gutiérrez park.

    This fair will offer the sale of plants, flowers, pots, fertilizer, humus and implants for gardening in more than 300 linear meters of tents. The schedule will be from 8 in the morning to 9 at night, while the inauguration will take place on Friday, January 31, at 5 in the afternoon, by the municipal president Luis Alberto Villarreal.
    Zeferino Gutierrez Park will host the 64th Candelaria Fair Jan 30-Feb 16.

    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.
    Pay in January for the largest discount.
    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).

    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.
    Art that produces sounds, the two exhibitions that from today you can appreciate in San Miguel de Allende.

    Architectural Walking Tour Feb 6
    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.
    Architectural Walking Tour Feb 20.

    TOSMA Organic Market Feb 8
    The TOSMA market is located outside at Mercado Sano. Every Saturday 9 am - 4 pm.
    TOSMA Organic Market.

    Chess at Cafe Arab'ella Saturday Feb 8
    Chess. Players of all levels are welcome; from complete beginners to experts.
    Chess at Cafe Arab'ella Saturday.

    Writers' Conference Feb 12-16
    San Miguel Writers Conference and Literary Festival 15th Anniversary Celebration.

    Register now to insure your choice of events.
    Writers' Conference Feb 12-16.

    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.
    Writers’ Conference Keynote Feb 13.

    Shelter Theater: Staying Alive Feb 16
    HOW NOT TO DIE: The Role of Diet in Preventing, Arresting, & Reversing Our Top 15 Killers.
    In this “best-of” compilation of his last four year-in-review presentations, Dr. Greger explains what we can do about the #1 cause of death and disability: our diet.

    Speakers will be on hand to answer questions about the plant based diet and general health issues.
    Shelter Theater: Staying Alive Feb 16.

    Narrative 4 Story Exchange Workshop with Colum McCann Feb 16
    Story Exchange is a powerful tool that harnesses the power of story to equip and embolden young adults to improve their lives, communities, and the world. Story Exchange builds empathy, shatters stereotypes, and breaks down barriers of gender, wealth, race, and geographical borders with the goal of strengthening relationships and changing people’s lives. Everyone has a story to tell.
    Narrative 4 Story Exchange Workshop with Colum McCann Feb 16.

    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 ...
    Extraordinary Master Classes for Writers Feb 18-22.

    Dinner and Wine Pairing with Chef Daniel Nates and La Doña Restaurant Feb 20
    "COOKING NATURE” Thursday February 20th, 2020 at 6 o’clock.
    A spectacular culinary event, a tribute to “Deep Mexico” Based on the natural flavors of the land.
    Cocktails & 6 course dinner with wine pairing. Reserve in advance.
    Dinner and Wine Pairing with Chef Daniel Nates and La Doña Restaurant Feb 20.

    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.
    2020 SMA Pickleball Winter Rally Feb 20 - Mar 20.

    2020 Food and Film Festival San Miguel Feb 21-23
    This yearly festival unites foodies and film-lovers alike. During the 3 day festival we show six food-related films and three food-related lectures.Some of the best local chefs, restaurants and wine merchants sponsor the films. After each film, they will serve some delicious botanas and drinks.
    2020 Food and Film Festival San Miguel Feb 21-23.

    La Pulga Flea Market Feb 23
    Feb 23, 11 am - 3 pm, Salón Los Pinos, Salida a Querétaro #145.
    La Pulga Flea Market San Miguel.

    Four Churches Walk Feb 27
    Historical perspective of paintings, relics, and statuary of four downtown churches. Meet at 9:45 am in the Jardin, across from the Parroquia, no reservations necessary, 350 peso donation collected on site.
    Four Churches Walk Jan 23

    Fábrica La Aurora Art Walk Mar 7
    The first Saturday of every month Fábrica La Aurora hosts their open house and Art Walk.
    Fábrica La Aurora Art Walk.

    ~~~~~~~~~~

    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.

    ~~~~~~~~~~

    SAPASMA works in leak repair in the sanitary drainage network in Chiquitos street. PLEASE PROGRAM YOUR TRANSFER TIME AND CONSIDER ALTERNATE ROADS.

    ~~~~~~~~~~

    Quebrada Street drainage works and route changes
    From today until February 10, Sapasma will begin the work of replacing the sanitary drainage line on Quebrada Street, in the section that includes Insurgentes to Umarán. There will be change of routes, know the details here.
    From Monday, January 27 and until February 10, the Potable Water and Sewerage System (SAPASMA) will begin the work of replacing the sanitary sewer line on Quebrada Street, in the section that includes Insurgentes a Umarán, which will be closed to circulation. ...

    Due to these works, the Malanquín, San Luis Rey, Allende and San Antonio public transport route will be diverted through the streets of Mesones, Hernández Macías, Canal and Zacateros.

    In addition, a stop will be established on Canal Street next to the Temple of the Nuns, while the suburban routes of Cabras, Estancia de Canal and Pantoja will be diverted by Mesones, Relox, Insurgentes, Volanteros, Calzada de la Luz, Avenida Guadalupe, Calzada from the Station and Libramiento until El Pípila roundabout.

    SAPASMA work will begin to replace the sanitary sewer line, in Quebrada street, in the section that includes Insurgentes a Umarán.

    These works will start from Monday, January 27 to February 10, so the understanding of citizenship is requested.

    Quebrada Street drainage works and route changes (sp).

    ~~~~~~~~~~

    Road work: Ancha de San Antonio, San Francisco and Juárez.
    ROAD ALERT: To improve the conditions in the busiest roads of SanMiguelDeLaGente, we will carry out integral maintenance of the Ancha de San Antonio street, on the Orizaba to Cardo section, as well as in San Francisco and Juárez. We appreciate your understanding.
    Scheduled for Jan 21 - Feb 4.

    ~~~~~~~~~~

    Call to build overpass El Pípila in San Miguel de Allende, Gto
    The Infrastructure and Public Works Department has put together a PDF file for six alternate routes with maps for the overpass work in Glorieta El Pípila.
    SMAFAQ: Glorieta El Pípila alternate routes.

    ROAD ALERT: Work continues on the construction of the Depressed Passage El Pípila, please take extreme precautions and follow the signs.

    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).

    ~~~~~~~~~~
    Google translations. News sites and Facebook pages are on our Links page.

    More in the category Activities and Events and News and Views.

    Register or sign up for our daily email digest.
  • Upcoming Activities and Events Feb 2, 2020

    Upcoming for Feb 2, 2020:
    • What's Happening,
    • Galería Izamal opens a new Location in Centro Feb 2,
    • Constitution Day (paid holiday) Feb 3,
    • PEN: The Search for Home: Reflections of an Immigrant Writer, Ruth Behar Feb 4,
    • I3:ideas presents Hedrick Smith, Reforming Our Ailing Political System Feb 4,
    • + Heavy / special trash pickup Jan 30-Feb 15,
    • + Zeferino Gutierrez Park will host Candelaria Fair Jan 30-Feb 16,
    • + SAPASMA Water Bill Discount Jan 2 - Feb 28,
    • + Property Tax (Predial) Payment Discount Jan - Feb,
    • + Art that produces sounds Nov 29-Mar 15,
    • Birdwalk in the Botanical Garden Feb 5,
    • Architectural Walking Tour Feb 6,
    • TOSMA Organic Market Feb 8,
    • Chess Saturday Feb 8,
    • Writers' Conference Feb 12-16,
    • Writers’ Conference Keynote Feb 13,
    • Shelter Theater: Staying Alive Feb 16,
    • Narrative 4 Story Exchange Workshop Feb 16,
    • Extraordinary Master Classes for Writers Feb 18-22,
    • Dinner and Wine Pairing with Chef Daniel Nates and La Doña Restaurant Feb 20,
    • 2020 SMA Pickleball Winter Rally Feb 20 - Mar 20,
    • 2020 Food and Film Festival San Miguel Feb 21-23,
    • La Pulga Flea Market Feb 23,
    • Four Churches Walk Feb 27,
    • Fábrica La Aurora Art Walk Mar 7,
    • Scheduled Work and Closures.
    + = continuing activities.

    What's Happening

    Galería Izamal opens a new Location in Centro Feb 2
    Galería Izamal is one of the longest running art galleries in SMA. It is opening its new location on February 2 on Jesus #25.
    Galería Izamal opens a new Location in Centro Feb 2.

    Constitution Day (paid holiday) Feb 3
    Monday, February 3, our offices will remain CERRADAS , you can make your PAGO online http://sapasma.gob.mx OXXO self-service stores, BBVA Bancomer Practi-Caja, or from your BBVA mobile application. On Tuesday we wait for you at our usual time.
    Expect banks and government offices to be closed.
    Constitution Day (paid holiday) Feb 3.

    PEN: The Search for Home: Reflections of an Immigrant Writer, Ruth Behar Feb 4
    It’s fitting that Behar was named a “Great Immigrant” by the Carnegie Corporation. At the age of 5, she moved with her family from Cuba to New York City. In her years of travel as an anthropologist, she has immersed herself in the cultures of Spain, Mexico and Cuba. She has “returned to the theme of searching for home in many different guises,” even wondering whether “home is an expired concept in these times.”
    PEN: The Search for Home: Reflections of an Immigrant Writer, Ruth Behar Feb 4.

    I3:ideas presents Hedrick Smith, Reforming Our Ailing Political System Feb 4
    Hedrick Smith, award-winning journalist, bestselling author, celebrated PBS producer and documentarian
    Tuesday February 4th, 5pm at La Casona Event Center
    I3:ideas presents Hedrick Smith, Reforming Our Ailing Political System Feb 4.

    Heavy / special trash pickup Jan 30-Feb 15
    Remember that on Thursday we restart the 2nd Campaign for the Collection Program for domestic garbage, electronic waste and special handling waste. Check the tour of the communities a day before in our social networks.

    Zeferino Gutierrez Park will host Candelaria Fair Jan 30-Feb 16
    Due to the remodeling work of Benito Juárez Park, this year the @GobSMA will carry out the 64th edition of the traditional 'Feria de la Candelaria' of SanMiguelDeAllende at the facilities of the Zeferino Gutiérrez park.
    Due to the remodeling work of the Benito Juárez Park, this year the Municipal Government will hold the 64th edition of the traditional 'Feria de la Candelaria' in the facilities of the Zeferino Gutiérrez park.

    This fair will offer the sale of plants, flowers, pots, fertilizer, humus and implants for gardening in more than 300 linear meters of tents. The schedule will be from 8 in the morning to 9 at night, while the inauguration will take place on Friday, January 31, at 5 in the afternoon, by the municipal president Luis Alberto Villarreal.
    Zeferino Gutierrez Park will host the 64th Candelaria Fair Jan 30-Feb 16.

    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.
    Pay in January for the largest discount.
    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).

    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.
    Art that produces sounds, the two exhibitions that from today you can appreciate in San Miguel de Allende.

    Birdwalk in the Botanical Garden Feb 5
    Join us on Wednesday, February 5 at 9am for a 2.5-hour birdwalk and exploration of San Miguel’s botanical garden, El Charco del Ingenio. See local and migratory songbirds, waterfowl, waders and raptors. Visit the conservatory and walk along the reservoir.
    Birdwalk in the Botanical Garden Feb 5.

    Architectural Walking Tour Feb 6
    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.
    Architectural Walking Tour Feb 20.

    TOSMA Organic Market Feb 8
    The TOSMA market is located outside at Mercado Sano. Every Saturday 9 am - 4 pm.
    TOSMA Organic Market.

    Chess at Cafe Arab'ella Saturday Feb 8
    Chess. Players of all levels are welcome; from complete beginners to experts.
    Chess at Cafe Arab'ella Saturday.

    Writers' Conference Feb 12-16
    San Miguel Writers Conference and Literary Festival 15th Anniversary Celebration.

    Register now to insure your choice of events.
    Writers' Conference Feb 12-16.

    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.
    Writers’ Conference Keynote Feb 13.

    Shelter Theater: Staying Alive Feb 16
    HOW NOT TO DIE: The Role of Diet in Preventing, Arresting, & Reversing Our Top 15 Killers.
    In this “best-of” compilation of his last four year-in-review presentations, Dr. Greger explains what we can do about the #1 cause of death and disability: our diet.

    Speakers will be on hand to answer questions about the plant based diet and general health issues.
    Shelter Theater: Staying Alive Feb 16.

    Narrative 4 Story Exchange Workshop with Colum McCann Feb 16
    Story Exchange is a powerful tool that harnesses the power of story to equip and embolden young adults to improve their lives, communities, and the world. Story Exchange builds empathy, shatters stereotypes, and breaks down barriers of gender, wealth, race, and geographical borders with the goal of strengthening relationships and changing people’s lives. Everyone has a story to tell.
    Narrative 4 Story Exchange Workshop with Colum McCann Feb 16.

    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 ...
    Extraordinary Master Classes for Writers Feb 18-22.

    Dinner and Wine Pairing with Chef Daniel Nates and La Doña Restaurant Feb 20
    "COOKING NATURE” Thursday February 20th, 2020 at 6 o’clock.
    A spectacular culinary event, a tribute to “Deep Mexico” Based on the natural flavors of the land.
    Cocktails & 6 course dinner with wine pairing. Reserve in advance.
    Dinner and Wine Pairing with Chef Daniel Nates and La Doña Restaurant Feb 20.

    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.
    2020 SMA Pickleball Winter Rally Feb 20 - Mar 20.

    2020 Food and Film Festival San Miguel Feb 21-23
    This yearly festival unites foodies and film-lovers alike. During the 3 day festival we show six food-related films and three food-related lectures.Some of the best local chefs, restaurants and wine merchants sponsor the films. After each film, they will serve some delicious botanas and drinks.
    2020 Food and Film Festival San Miguel Feb 21-23.

    La Pulga Flea Market Feb 23
    Feb 23, 11 am - 3 pm, Salón Los Pinos, Salida a Querétaro #145.
    La Pulga Flea Market San Miguel.

    Four Churches Walk Feb 27
    Historical perspective of paintings, relics, and statuary of four downtown churches. Meet at 9:45 am in the Jardin, across from the Parroquia, no reservations necessary, 350 peso donation collected on site.
    Four Churches Walk Jan 23

    Fábrica La Aurora Art Walk Mar 7
    The first Saturday of every month Fábrica La Aurora hosts their open house and Art Walk.
    Fábrica La Aurora Art Walk.

    ~~~~~~~~~~

    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.

    ~~~~~~~~~~

    SAPASMA works in leak repair in the sanitary drainage network in Chiquitos street. PLEASE PROGRAM YOUR TRANSFER TIME AND CONSIDER ALTERNATE ROADS.

    ~~~~~~~~~~

    Quebrada Street drainage works and route changes
    From today until February 10, Sapasma will begin the work of replacing the sanitary drainage line on Quebrada Street, in the section that includes Insurgentes to Umarán. There will be change of routes, know the details here.
    From Monday, January 27 and until February 10, the Potable Water and Sewerage System (SAPASMA) will begin the work of replacing the sanitary sewer line on Quebrada Street, in the section that includes Insurgentes a Umarán, which will be closed to circulation. ...

    Due to these works, the Malanquín, San Luis Rey, Allende and San Antonio public transport route will be diverted through the streets of Mesones, Hernández Macías, Canal and Zacateros.

    In addition, a stop will be established on Canal Street next to the Temple of the Nuns, while the suburban routes of Cabras, Estancia de Canal and Pantoja will be diverted by Mesones, Relox, Insurgentes, Volanteros, Calzada de la Luz, Avenida Guadalupe, Calzada from the Station and Libramiento until El Pípila roundabout.

    SAPASMA work will begin to replace the sanitary sewer line, in Quebrada street, in the section that includes Insurgentes a Umarán.

    These works will start from Monday, January 27 to February 10, so the understanding of citizenship is requested.

    Quebrada Street drainage works and route changes (sp).

    ~~~~~~~~~~

    Road work: Ancha de San Antonio, San Francisco and Juárez.
    ROAD ALERT: To improve the conditions in the busiest roads of SanMiguelDeLaGente, we will carry out integral maintenance of the Ancha de San Antonio street, on the Orizaba to Cardo section, as well as in San Francisco and Juárez. We appreciate your understanding.
    Scheduled for Jan 21 - Feb 4.

    ~~~~~~~~~~

    Call to build overpass El Pípila in San Miguel de Allende, Gto
    The Infrastructure and Public Works Department has put together a PDF file for six alternate routes with maps for the overpass work in Glorieta El Pípila.
    SMAFAQ: Glorieta El Pípila alternate routes.

    ROAD ALERT: Work continues on the construction of the Depressed Passage El Pípila, please take extreme precautions and follow the signs.

    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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  • Upcoming Activities and Events Feb 1, 2020

    Upcoming for Feb 1, 2020:
    • What's Happening,
    • Fábrica La Aurora Art Walk Feb 1,
    • TOSMA Organic Market Feb 1,
    • Chess Saturday Feb 1,
    • Galería Izamal opens a new Location in Centro Feb 2,
    • Constitution Day (paid holiday) Feb 3,
    • + Heavy / special trash pickup Jan 30-Feb 15,
    • + Zeferino Gutierrez Park will host Candelaria Fair Jan 30-Feb 16,
    • + SAPASMA Water Bill Discount Jan 2 - Feb 28,
    • + Property Tax (Predial) Payment Discount Jan - Feb,
    • + Art that produces sounds Nov 29-Mar 15,
    • PEN: The Search for Home: Reflections of an Immigrant Writer, Ruth Behar Feb 4,
    • Birdwalk in the Botanical Garden Feb 5,
    • Architectural Walking Tour Feb 6,
    • Writers' Conference Feb 12-16,
    • Writers’ Conference Keynote Feb 13,
    • Shelter Theater: Staying Alive Feb 16,
    • Narrative 4 Story Exchange Workshop Feb 16,
    • Extraordinary Master Classes for Writers Feb 18-22,
    • Dinner and Wine Pairing with Chef Daniel Nates and La Doña Restaurant Feb 20,
    • 2020 SMA Pickleball Winter Rally Feb 20 - Mar 20,
    • 2020 Food and Film Festival San Miguel Feb 21-23,
    • Four Churches Walk Feb 27,
    • La Pulga Flea Market Feb ??,
    • Scheduled Work and Closures.
    + = continuing activities.

    What's Happening

    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.

    TOSMA Organic Market Feb 1
    The TOSMA market is located outside at Mercado Sano. Every Saturday 9 am - 4 pm.
    TOSMA Organic Market.

    Chess at Cafe Arab'ella Saturday Feb 1
    Chess. Players of all levels are welcome; from complete beginners to experts.
    Chess at Cafe Arab'ella Saturday.

    Galería Izamal opens a new Location in Centro Feb 2
    Galería Izamal is one of the longest running art galleries in SMA. It is opening its new location on February 2 on Jesus #25.
    Galería Izamal opens a new Location in Centro Feb 2.

    Constitution Day (paid holiday) Feb 3
    Monday, February 3, our offices will remain CERRADAS , you can make your PAGO online http://sapasma.gob.mx OXXO self-service stores, BBVA Bancomer Practi-Caja, or from your BBVA mobile application. On Tuesday we wait for you at our usual time.
    Expect banks and government offices to be closed.
    Constitution Day (paid holiday) Feb 3.

    Heavy / special trash pickup Jan 30-Feb 15
    Remember that on Thursday we restart the 2nd Campaign for the Collection Program for domestic garbage, electronic waste and special handling waste. Check the tour of the communities a day before in our social networks.

    Zeferino Gutierrez Park will host Candelaria Fair Jan 30-Feb 16
    Due to the remodeling work of Benito Juárez Park, this year the @GobSMA will carry out the 64th edition of the traditional 'Feria de la Candelaria' of SanMiguelDeAllende at the facilities of the Zeferino Gutiérrez park.
    Due to the remodeling work of the Benito Juárez Park, this year the Municipal Government will hold the 64th edition of the traditional 'Feria de la Candelaria' in the facilities of the Zeferino Gutiérrez park.

    This fair will offer the sale of plants, flowers, pots, fertilizer, humus and implants for gardening in more than 300 linear meters of tents. The schedule will be from 8 in the morning to 9 at night, while the inauguration will take place on Friday, January 31, at 5 in the afternoon, by the municipal president Luis Alberto Villarreal.
    Zeferino Gutierrez Park will host the 64th Candelaria Fair Jan 30-Feb 16.

    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.
    Pay in January for the largest discount.
    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).

    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.
    Art that produces sounds, the two exhibitions that from today you can appreciate in San Miguel de Allende.

    PEN: The Search for Home: Reflections of an Immigrant Writer, Ruth Behar Feb 4
    It’s fitting that Behar was named a “Great Immigrant” by the Carnegie Corporation. At the age of 5, she moved with her family from Cuba to New York City. In her years of travel as an anthropologist, she has immersed herself in the cultures of Spain, Mexico and Cuba. She has “returned to the theme of searching for home in many different guises,” even wondering whether “home is an expired concept in these times.”
    PEN: The Search for Home: Reflections of an Immigrant Writer, Ruth Behar Feb 4.

    Birdwalk in the Botanical Garden Feb 5
    Join us on Wednesday, February 5 at 9am for a 2.5-hour birdwalk and exploration of San Miguel’s botanical garden, El Charco del Ingenio. See local and migratory songbirds, waterfowl, waders and raptors. Visit the conservatory and walk along the reservoir.
    Birdwalk in the Botanical Garden Feb 5.

    Architectural Walking Tour Feb 6
    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.
    Architectural Walking Tour Feb 20.

    Writers' Conference Feb 12-16
    San Miguel Writers Conference and Literary Festival 15th Anniversary Celebration.

    Register now to insure your choice of events.
    Writers' Conference Feb 12-16.

    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.
    Writers’ Conference Keynote Feb 13.

    Shelter Theater: Staying Alive Feb 16
    HOW NOT TO DIE: The Role of Diet in Preventing, Arresting, & Reversing Our Top 15 Killers.
    In this “best-of” compilation of his last four year-in-review presentations, Dr. Greger explains what we can do about the #1 cause of death and disability: our diet.

    Speakers will be on hand to answer questions about the plant based diet and general health issues.
    Shelter Theater: Staying Alive Feb 16.

    Narrative 4 Story Exchange Workshop with Colum McCann Feb 16
    Story Exchange is a powerful tool that harnesses the power of story to equip and embolden young adults to improve their lives, communities, and the world. Story Exchange builds empathy, shatters stereotypes, and breaks down barriers of gender, wealth, race, and geographical borders with the goal of strengthening relationships and changing people’s lives. Everyone has a story to tell.
    Narrative 4 Story Exchange Workshop with Colum McCann Feb 16.

    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 ...
    Extraordinary Master Classes for Writers Feb 18-22.

    Dinner and Wine Pairing with Chef Daniel Nates and La Doña Restaurant Feb 20
    "COOKING NATURE” Thursday February 20th, 2020 at 6 o’clock.
    A spectacular culinary event, a tribute to “Deep Mexico” Based on the natural flavors of the land.
    Cocktails & 6 course dinner with wine pairing. Reserve in advance.
    Dinner and Wine Pairing with Chef Daniel Nates and La Doña Restaurant Feb 20.

    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.
    2020 SMA Pickleball Winter Rally Feb 20 - Mar 20.

    2020 Food and Film Festival San Miguel Feb 21-23
    This yearly festival unites foodies and film-lovers alike. During the 3 day festival we show six food-related films and three food-related lectures.Some of the best local chefs, restaurants and wine merchants sponsor the films. After each film, they will serve some delicious botanas and drinks.
    2020 Food and Film Festival San Miguel Feb 21-23.

    Four Churches Walk Feb 27
    Historical perspective of paintings, relics, and statuary of four downtown churches. Meet at 9:45 am in the Jardin, across from the Parroquia, no reservations necessary, 350 peso donation collected on site.
    Four Churches Walk Jan 23

    La Pulga Flea Market Feb ??
    Feb ??, 11 am - 3 pm, Salón Los Pinos, Salida a Querétaro #145.
    La Pulga Flea Market San Miguel.


    ~~~~~~~~~~

    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.

    ~~~~~~~~~~

    SAPASMA works in leak repair in the sanitary drainage network in Chiquitos street. PLEASE PROGRAM YOUR TRANSFER TIME AND CONSIDER ALTERNATE ROADS.

    ~~~~~~~~~~

    Quebrada Street drainage works and route changes
    From today until February 10, Sapasma will begin the work of replacing the sanitary drainage line on Quebrada Street, in the section that includes Insurgentes to Umarán. There will be change of routes, know the details here.
    From Monday, January 27 and until February 10, the Potable Water and Sewerage System (SAPASMA) will begin the work of replacing the sanitary sewer line on Quebrada Street, in the section that includes Insurgentes a Umarán, which will be closed to circulation. ...

    Due to these works, the Malanquín, San Luis Rey, Allende and San Antonio public transport route will be diverted through the streets of Mesones, Hernández Macías, Canal and Zacateros.

    In addition, a stop will be established on Canal Street next to the Temple of the Nuns, while the suburban routes of Cabras, Estancia de Canal and Pantoja will be diverted by Mesones, Relox, Insurgentes, Volanteros, Calzada de la Luz, Avenida Guadalupe, Calzada from the Station and Libramiento until El Pípila roundabout.

    SAPASMA work will begin to replace the sanitary sewer line, in Quebrada street, in the section that includes Insurgentes a Umarán.

    These works will start from Monday, January 27 to February 10, so the understanding of citizenship is requested.

    Quebrada Street drainage works and route changes (sp).

    ~~~~~~~~~~

    Road work: Ancha de San Antonio, San Francisco and Juárez.
    ROAD ALERT: To improve the conditions in the busiest roads of SanMiguelDeLaGente, we will carry out integral maintenance of the Ancha de San Antonio street, on the Orizaba to Cardo section, as well as in San Francisco and Juárez. We appreciate your understanding.
    Scheduled for Jan 21 - Feb 4.

    ~~~~~~~~~~

    Call to build overpass El Pípila in San Miguel de Allende, Gto
    The Infrastructure and Public Works Department has put together a PDF file for six alternate routes with maps for the overpass work in Glorieta El Pípila.
    SMAFAQ: Glorieta El Pípila alternate routes.

    ROAD ALERT: Work continues on the construction of the Depressed Passage El Pípila, please take extreme precautions and follow the signs.

    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).

    ~~~~~~~~~~
    Google translations. News sites and Facebook pages are on our Links page.

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  • Upcoming Activities and Events Jan 31, 2020

    Upcoming for Jan 31, 2020:
    • What's Happening,
    • Astrology evening to benefit of Santuario Felino Rey Ashoka Jan 31,
    • Fábrica La Aurora Art Walk Feb 1,
    • TOSMA Organic Market Feb 1,
    • Chess Saturday Feb 1,
    • Galería Izamal opens a new Location in Centro Feb 2,
    • + 251 Anniversary Celebration of the Birth of Generalissimo Don Ignacio Allende Jan 17-31,
    • + Heavy / special trash pickup Jan 30-Feb 15,
    • + Zeferino Gutierrez Park will host Candelaria Fair Jan 30-Feb 16,
    • + SAPASMA Water Bill Discount Jan 2 - Feb 28,
    • + Property Tax (Predial) Payment Discount Jan - Feb,
    • + Art that produces sounds Nov 29-Mar 15,
    • PEN: The Search for Home: Reflections of an Immigrant Writer, Ruth Behar Feb 4,
    • Birdwalk in the Botanical Garden Feb 5,
    • Architectural Walking Tour Feb 6,
    • Writers' Conference Feb 12-16,
    • Writers’ Conference Keynote Feb 13,
    • Shelter Theater: Staying Alive Feb 16,
    • Narrative 4 Story Exchange Workshop Feb 16,
    • Extraordinary Master Classes for Writers Feb 18-22,
    • Dinner and Wine Pairing with Chef Daniel Nates and La Doña Restaurant Feb 20,
    • 2020 SMA Pickleball Winter Rally Feb 20 - Mar 20,
    • 2020 Food and Film Festival San Miguel Feb 21-23,
    • Four Churches Walk Feb 27,
    • La Pulga Flea Market Feb ??,
    • Scheduled Work and Closures.
    + = continuing activities.

    What's Happening

    Thematic Evening!! Friday, Jan 31. Astrology on benefit of Santuario Felino Rey Ashoka, A.C
    Our Thematic Evening Fundraising Monthly Cultural & Gourmet Event, will be on ASTROLOGY. Lecture by the professional Astrologer Lola Cortina (Since 1987). Paintings on Zodiacal Cats by Sofie Engstrom von Alten on sale, 10% of profits will go to our earthly cats! Maye Cordova and Jimena Tamayo from Garambullo will prepare a delicious, extraordinary dinner: Spiral Galaxies of vegetables with meteorites of meat balls. Moon phases of goat cheese, potatoes and sweet potatoes with salad. Lavender cake with Stars. Wine and coffee.
    Thematic Evening!! Friday, Jan 31. Astrology on benefit of Santuario Felino Rey Ashoka, A.C.

    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.

    TOSMA Organic Market Feb 1
    The TOSMA market is located outside at Mercado Sano. Every Saturday 9 am - 4 pm.
    TOSMA Organic Market.

    Chess at Cafe Arab'ella Saturday Feb 1
    Chess. Players of all levels are welcome; from complete beginners to experts.
    Chess at Cafe Arab'ella Saturday.

    Galería Izamal opens a new Location in Centro Feb 2
    Galería Izamal is one of the longest running art galleries in SMA. It is opening its new location on February 2 on Jesus #25.
    Galería Izamal opens a new Location in Centro Feb 2.

    251 Anniversary Celebration of the Birth of Generalissimo Don Ignacio Allende Jan 17-31
    Know all the details here.
    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).

    Heavy / special trash pickup Jan 30-Feb 15
    Remember that on Thursday we restart the 2nd Campaign for the Collection Program for domestic garbage, electronic waste and special handling waste. Check the tour of the communities a day before in our social networks.

    Zeferino Gutierrez Park will host Candelaria Fair Jan 30-Feb 16
    Due to the remodeling work of Benito Juárez Park, this year the @GobSMA will carry out the 64th edition of the traditional 'Feria de la Candelaria' of SanMiguelDeAllende at the facilities of the Zeferino Gutiérrez park.
    Due to the remodeling work of the Benito Juárez Park, this year the Municipal Government will hold the 64th edition of the traditional 'Feria de la Candelaria' in the facilities of the Zeferino Gutiérrez park.

    This fair will offer the sale of plants, flowers, pots, fertilizer, humus and implants for gardening in more than 300 linear meters of tents. The schedule will be from 8 in the morning to 9 at night, while the inauguration will take place on Friday, January 31, at 5 in the afternoon, by the municipal president Luis Alberto Villarreal.
    Zeferino Gutierrez Park will host the 64th Candelaria Fair Jan 30-Feb 16.

    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.
    Pay in January for the largest discount.
    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).

    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.
    Art that produces sounds, the two exhibitions that from today you can appreciate in San Miguel de Allende.

    PEN: The Search for Home: Reflections of an Immigrant Writer, Ruth Behar Feb 4
    It’s fitting that Behar was named a “Great Immigrant” by the Carnegie Corporation. At the age of 5, she moved with her family from Cuba to New York City. In her years of travel as an anthropologist, she has immersed herself in the cultures of Spain, Mexico and Cuba. She has “returned to the theme of searching for home in many different guises,” even wondering whether “home is an expired concept in these times.”
    PEN: The Search for Home: Reflections of an Immigrant Writer, Ruth Behar Feb 4.

    Birdwalk in the Botanical Garden Feb 5
    Join us on Wednesday, February 5 at 9am for a 2.5-hour birdwalk and exploration of San Miguel’s botanical garden, El Charco del Ingenio. See local and migratory songbirds, waterfowl, waders and raptors. Visit the conservatory and walk along the reservoir.
    Birdwalk in the Botanical Garden Feb 5.

    Architectural Walking Tour Feb 6
    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.
    Architectural Walking Tour Feb 20.

    Writers' Conference Feb 12-16
    San Miguel Writers Conference and Literary Festival 15th Anniversary Celebration.

    Register now to insure your choice of events.
    Writers' Conference Feb 12-16.

    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.
    Writers’ Conference Keynote Feb 13.

    Shelter Theater: Staying Alive Feb 16
    HOW NOT TO DIE: The Role of Diet in Preventing, Arresting, & Reversing Our Top 15 Killers.
    In this “best-of” compilation of his last four year-in-review presentations, Dr. Greger explains what we can do about the #1 cause of death and disability: our diet.

    Speakers will be on hand to answer questions about the plant based diet and general health issues.
    Shelter Theater: Staying Alive Feb 16.

    Narrative 4 Story Exchange Workshop with Colum McCann Feb 16
    Story Exchange is a powerful tool that harnesses the power of story to equip and embolden young adults to improve their lives, communities, and the world. Story Exchange builds empathy, shatters stereotypes, and breaks down barriers of gender, wealth, race, and geographical borders with the goal of strengthening relationships and changing people’s lives. Everyone has a story to tell.
    Narrative 4 Story Exchange Workshop with Colum McCann Feb 16.

    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 ...
    Extraordinary Master Classes for Writers Feb 18-22.

    Dinner and Wine Pairing with Chef Daniel Nates and La Doña Restaurant Feb 20
    "COOKING NATURE” Thursday February 20th, 2020 at 6 o’clock.
    A spectacular culinary event, a tribute to “Deep Mexico” Based on the natural flavors of the land.
    Cocktails & 6 course dinner with wine pairing. Reserve in advance.
    Dinner and Wine Pairing with Chef Daniel Nates and La Doña Restaurant Feb 20.

    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.
    2020 SMA Pickleball Winter Rally Feb 20 - Mar 20.

    2020 Food and Film Festival San Miguel Feb 21-23
    This yearly festival unites foodies and film-lovers alike. During the 3 day festival we show six food-related films and three food-related lectures.Some of the best local chefs, restaurants and wine merchants sponsor the films. After each film, they will serve some delicious botanas and drinks.
    2020 Food and Film Festival San Miguel Feb 21-23.

    Four Churches Walk Feb 27
    Historical perspective of paintings, relics, and statuary of four downtown churches. Meet at 9:45 am in the Jardin, across from the Parroquia, no reservations necessary, 350 peso donation collected on site.
    Four Churches Walk Jan 23

    La Pulga Flea Market Feb ??
    Feb ??, 11 am - 3 pm, Salón Los Pinos, Salida a Querétaro #145.
    La Pulga Flea Market San Miguel.


    ~~~~~~~~~~

    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.

    ~~~~~~~~~~

    SAPASMA works in leak repair in the sanitary drainage network in Chiquitos street. PLEASE PROGRAM YOUR TRANSFER TIME AND CONSIDER ALTERNATE ROADS.

    ~~~~~~~~~~

    Quebrada Street drainage works and route changes
    From today until February 10, Sapasma will begin the work of replacing the sanitary drainage line on Quebrada Street, in the section that includes Insurgentes to Umarán. There will be change of routes, know the details here.
    From Monday, January 27 and until February 10, the Potable Water and Sewerage System (SAPASMA) will begin the work of replacing the sanitary sewer line on Quebrada Street, in the section that includes Insurgentes a Umarán, which will be closed to circulation. ...

    Due to these works, the Malanquín, San Luis Rey, Allende and San Antonio public transport route will be diverted through the streets of Mesones, Hernández Macías, Canal and Zacateros.

    In addition, a stop will be established on Canal Street next to the Temple of the Nuns, while the suburban routes of Cabras, Estancia de Canal and Pantoja will be diverted by Mesones, Relox, Insurgentes, Volanteros, Calzada de la Luz, Avenida Guadalupe, Calzada from the Station and Libramiento until El Pípila roundabout.

    SAPASMA work will begin to replace the sanitary sewer line, in Quebrada street, in the section that includes Insurgentes a Umarán.

    These works will start from Monday, January 27 to February 10, so the understanding of citizenship is requested.

    Quebrada Street drainage works and route changes (sp).

    ~~~~~~~~~~

    Road work: Ancha de San Antonio, San Francisco and Juárez.
    ROAD ALERT: To improve the conditions in the busiest roads of SanMiguelDeLaGente, we will carry out integral maintenance of the Ancha de San Antonio street, on the Orizaba to Cardo section, as well as in San Francisco and Juárez. We appreciate your understanding.
    Scheduled for Jan 21 - Feb 4.

    ~~~~~~~~~~

    Call to build overpass El Pípila in San Miguel de Allende, Gto
    The Infrastructure and Public Works Department has put together a PDF file for six alternate routes with maps for the overpass work in Glorieta El Pípila.
    SMAFAQ: Glorieta El Pípila alternate routes.

    ROAD ALERT: Work continues on the construction of the Depressed Passage El Pípila, please take extreme precautions and follow the signs.

    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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  • Upcoming Activities and Events Jan 30, 2020

    Upcoming for Jan 30, 2020:
    • What's Happening,
    • Intimate Brunch with ABC Journalist Sam Donaldson Jan 30,
    • Zeferino Gutierrez Park will host Candelaria Fair Jan 30-Feb 16,
    • Heavy / special trash pickup Jan 30-Feb 15,
    • Thematic Evening!! Friday, Jan 31. Astrology on benefit of Santuario Felino Rey Ashoka, A.C,
    • + 251 Anniversary Celebration of the Birth of Generalissimo Don Ignacio Allende Jan 17-31,
    • + SAPASMA Water Bill Discount Jan 2 - Feb 28,
    • + Property Tax (Predial) Payment Discount Jan - Feb,
    • + Art that produces sounds Nov 29-Mar 15,
    • Fábrica La Aurora Art Walk Feb 1,
    • TOSMA Organic Market Feb 1,
    • Chess Saturday Feb 1,
    • Galería Izamal opens a new Location in Centro Feb 2,
    • Birdwalk in the Botanical Garden Feb 5,
    • Architectural Walking Tour Feb 6,
    • Writers' Conference Feb 12-16,
    • Writers’ Conference Keynote Feb 13,
    • Shelter Theater: Staying Alive Feb 16,
    • Narrative 4 Story Exchange Workshop Feb 16,
    • Extraordinary Master Classes for Writers Feb 18-22,
    • Dinner and Wine Pairing with Chef Daniel Nates and La Doña Restaurant Feb 20,
    • 2020 SMA Pickleball Winter Rally Feb 20 - Mar 20,
    • 2020 Food and Film Festival San Miguel Feb 21-23,
    • Four Churches Walk Feb 27,
    • La Pulga Flea Market Feb ??,
    • Scheduled Work and Closures.
    + = continuing activities.

    What's Happening

    Intimate Brunch with ABC Journalist Sam Donaldson Jan 30
    Thursday, January 30 11:00
    Rosewood Hotel
    $75 usd
    Intimate Brunch with ABC Journalist Sam Donaldson Jan 30.

    Zeferino Gutierrez Park will host Candelaria Fair Jan 30-Feb 16
    Due to the remodeling work of Benito Juárez Park, this year the @GobSMA will carry out the 64th edition of the traditional 'Feria de la Candelaria' of SanMiguelDeAllende at the facilities of the Zeferino Gutiérrez park.
    Due to the remodeling work of the Benito Juárez Park, this year the Municipal Government will hold the 64th edition of the traditional 'Feria de la Candelaria' in the facilities of the Zeferino Gutiérrez park.

    This fair will offer the sale of plants, flowers, pots, fertilizer, humus and implants for gardening in more than 300 linear meters of tents. The schedule will be from 8 in the morning to 9 at night, while the inauguration will take place on Friday, January 31, at 5 in the afternoon, by the municipal president Luis Alberto Villarreal.
    Zeferino Gutierrez Park will host the 64th Candelaria Fair Jan 30-Feb 16.

    Heavy / special trash pickup Jan 30-Feb 15
    Remember that on Thursday we restart the 2nd Campaign for the Collection Program for domestic garbage, electronic waste and special handling waste. Check the tour of the communities a day before in our social networks.

    Thematic Evening!! Friday, Jan 31. Astrology on benefit of Santuario Felino Rey Ashoka, A.C
    Our Thematic Evening Fundraising Monthly Cultural & Gourmet Event, will be on ASTROLOGY. Lecture by the professional Astrologer Lola Cortina (Since 1987). Paintings on Zodiacal Cats by Sofie Engstrom von Alten on sale, 10% of profits will go to our earthly cats! Maye Cordova and Jimena Tamayo from Garambullo will prepare a delicious, extraordinary dinner: Spiral Galaxies of vegetables with meteorites of meat balls. Moon phases of goat cheese, potatoes and sweet potatoes with salad. Lavender cake with Stars. Wine and coffee.
    Thematic Evening!! Friday, Jan 31. Astrology on benefit of Santuario Felino Rey Ashoka, A.C.

    251 Anniversary Celebration of the Birth of Generalissimo Don Ignacio Allende Jan 17-31
    Know all the details here.
    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).

    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.
    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.
    Pay in January for the largest discount.
    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).

    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.

    TOSMA Organic Market Feb 1
    The TOSMA market is located outside at Mercado Sano. Every Saturday 9 am - 4 pm.
    TOSMA Organic Market.

    Chess at Cafe Arab'ella Saturday Feb 1
    Chess. Players of all levels are welcome; from complete beginners to experts.
    Chess at Cafe Arab'ella Saturday.

    Galería Izamal opens a new Location in Centro Feb 2
    Galería Izamal is one of the longest running art galleries in SMA. It is opening its new location on February 2 on Jesus #25.
    Galería Izamal opens a new Location in Centro Feb 2.

    Birdwalk in the Botanical Garden Feb 5
    Join us on Wednesday, February 5 at 9am for a 2.5-hour birdwalk and exploration of San Miguel’s botanical garden, El Charco del Ingenio. See local and migratory songbirds, waterfowl, waders and raptors. Visit the conservatory and walk along the reservoir.
    Birdwalk in the Botanical Garden Feb 5.

    Architectural Walking Tour Feb 6
    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.
    Architectural Walking Tour Feb 20.

    Writers' Conference Feb 12-16
    San Miguel Writers Conference and Literary Festival 15th Anniversary Celebration.

    Register now to insure your choice of events.
    Writers' Conference Feb 12-16.

    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.
    Writers’ Conference Keynote Feb 13.

    Shelter Theater: Staying Alive Feb 16
    HOW NOT TO DIE: The Role of Diet in Preventing, Arresting, & Reversing Our Top 15 Killers.
    In this “best-of” compilation of his last four year-in-review presentations, Dr. Greger explains what we can do about the #1 cause of death and disability: our diet.

    Speakers will be on hand to answer questions about the plant based diet and general health issues.
    Shelter Theater: Staying Alive Feb 16.

    Narrative 4 Story Exchange Workshop with Colum McCann Feb 16
    Story Exchange is a powerful tool that harnesses the power of story to equip and embolden young adults to improve their lives, communities, and the world. Story Exchange builds empathy, shatters stereotypes, and breaks down barriers of gender, wealth, race, and geographical borders with the goal of strengthening relationships and changing people’s lives. Everyone has a story to tell.
    Narrative 4 Story Exchange Workshop with Colum McCann Feb 16.

    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 ...
    Extraordinary Master Classes for Writers Feb 18-22.

    Dinner and Wine Pairing with Chef Daniel Nates and La Doña Restaurant Feb 20
    "COOKING NATURE” Thursday February 20th, 2020 at 6 o’clock.
    A spectacular culinary event, a tribute to “Deep Mexico” Based on the natural flavors of the land.
    Cocktails & 6 course dinner with wine pairing. Reserve in advance.
    Dinner and Wine Pairing with Chef Daniel Nates and La Doña Restaurant Feb 20.

    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.
    2020 SMA Pickleball Winter Rally Feb 20 - Mar 20.

    2020 Food and Film Festival San Miguel Feb 21-23
    This yearly festival unites foodies and film-lovers alike. During the 3 day festival we show six food-related films and three food-related lectures.Some of the best local chefs, restaurants and wine merchants sponsor the films. After each film, they will serve some delicious botanas and drinks.
    2020 Food and Film Festival San Miguel Feb 21-23.

    Four Churches Walk Feb 27
    Historical perspective of paintings, relics, and statuary of four downtown churches. Meet at 9:45 am in the Jardin, across from the Parroquia, no reservations necessary, 350 peso donation collected on site.
    Four Churches Walk Jan 23

    La Pulga Flea Market Feb ??
    Feb ??, 11 am - 3 pm, Salón Los Pinos, Salida a Querétaro #145.
    La Pulga Flea Market San Miguel.


    ~~~~~~~~~~

    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.

    ~~~~~~~~~~

    Alternate construction routes
    The Infrastructure and Public Works Department has put together a PDF file for six alternate routes with maps for the overpass work in Glorieta El Pípila.
    SMAFAQ: Glorieta El Pípila alternate routes.

    ~~~~~~~~~~

    The works of the Depressed Pass El Pípila continue. Be careful and follow the signs. Anticipate your transfer times.

    ~~~~~~~~~~

    Quebrada Street drainage works and route changes
    From today until February 10, Sapasma will begin the work of replacing the sanitary drainage line on Quebrada Street, in the section that includes Insurgentes to Umarán. There will be change of routes, know the details here.
    From Monday, January 27 and until February 10, the Potable Water and Sewerage System (SAPASMA) will begin the work of replacing the sanitary sewer line on Quebrada Street, in the section that includes Insurgentes a Umarán, which will be closed to circulation. ...

    Due to these works, the Malanquín, San Luis Rey, Allende and San Antonio public transport route will be diverted through the streets of Mesones, Hernández Macías, Canal and Zacateros.

    In addition, a stop will be established on Canal Street next to the Temple of the Nuns, while the suburban routes of Cabras, Estancia de Canal and Pantoja will be diverted by Mesones, Relox, Insurgentes, Volanteros, Calzada de la Luz, Avenida Guadalupe, Calzada from the Station and Libramiento until El Pípila roundabout.

    SAPASMA work will begin to replace the sanitary sewer line, in Quebrada street, in the section that includes Insurgentes a Umarán.

    These works will start from Monday, January 27 to February 10, so the understanding of citizenship is requested.

    Quebrada Street drainage works and route changes (sp).

    ~~~~~~~~~~

    Road work: Ancha de San Antonio, San Francisco and Juárez.
    ROAD ALERT: To improve the conditions in the busiest roads of SanMiguelDeLaGente, we will carry out integral maintenance of the Ancha de San Antonio street, on the Orizaba to Cardo section, as well as in San Francisco and Juárez. We appreciate your understanding.
    Scheduled for Jan 21 - Feb 4.

    ~~~~~~~~~~

    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).

    ~~~~~~~~~~
    Google translations. News sites and Facebook pages are on our Links page.

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  • Upcoming Activities and Events Jan 29, 2020

    Upcoming for Jan 29, 2020:
    • What's Happening,
    • Sam Donaldson to Speak in San Miguel Jan 29,
    • Zeferino Gutierrez Park will host Candelaria Fair Jan 30-Feb 16,
    • Heavy / special trash pickup Jan 30-Feb 15,
    • Thematic Evening!! Friday, Jan 31. Astrology on benefit of Santuario Felino Rey Ashoka, A.C,
    • + 251 Anniversary Celebration of the Birth of Generalissimo Don Ignacio Allende Jan 17-31,
    • + SAPASMA Water Bill Discount Jan 2 - Feb 28,
    • + Property Tax (Predial) Payment Discount Jan - Feb,
    • + Art that produces sounds Nov 29-Mar 15,
    • Fábrica La Aurora Art Walk Feb 1,
    • TOSMA Organic Market Feb 1,
    • Chess Saturday Feb 1,
    • Galería Izamal opens a new Location in Centro Feb 2,
    • Birdwalk in the Botanical Garden Feb 5,
    • Architectural Walking Tour Feb 6,
    • Writers' Conference Feb 12-16,
    • Writers’ Conference Keynote Feb 13,
    • Shelter Theater: Staying Alive Feb 16,
    • Narrative 4 Story Exchange Workshop Feb 16,
    • Extraordinary Master Classes for Writers Feb 18-22,
    • 2020 SMA Pickleball Winter Rally Feb 20 - Mar 20,
    • 2020 Food and Film Festival San Miguel Feb 21-23,
    • Four Churches Walk Feb 27,
    • La Pulga Flea Market Feb ??,
    • Scheduled Work and Closures.
    + = continuing activities.

    What's Happening

    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.

    Zeferino Gutierrez Park will host Candelaria Fair Jan 30-Feb 16
    Due to the remodeling work of Benito Juárez Park, this year the @GobSMA will carry out the 64th edition of the traditional 'Feria de la Candelaria' of SanMiguelDeAllende at the facilities of the Zeferino Gutiérrez park.
    Due to the remodeling work of the Benito Juárez Park, this year the Municipal Government will hold the 64th edition of the traditional 'Feria de la Candelaria' in the facilities of the Zeferino Gutiérrez park.

    This fair will offer the sale of plants, flowers, pots, fertilizer, humus and implants for gardening in more than 300 linear meters of tents. The schedule will be from 8 in the morning to 9 at night, while the inauguration will take place on Friday, January 31, at 5 in the afternoon, by the municipal president Luis Alberto Villarreal.
    Zeferino Gutierrez Park will host the 64th Candelaria Fair Jan 30-Feb 16.

    Heavy / special trash pickup Jan 30-Feb 15
    Remember that on Thursday we restart the 2nd Campaign for the Collection Program for domestic garbage, electronic waste and special handling waste. Check the tour of the communities a day before in our social networks.

    Thematic Evening!! Friday, Jan 31. Astrology on benefit of Santuario Felino Rey Ashoka, A.C
    Our Thematic Evening Fundraising Monthly Cultural & Gourmet Event, will be on ASTROLOGY. Lecture by the professional Astrologer Lola Cortina (Since 1987). Paintings on Zodiacal Cats by Sofie Engstrom von Alten on sale, 10% of profits will go to our earthly cats! Maye Cordova and Jimena Tamayo from Garambullo will prepare a delicious, extraordinary dinner: Spiral Galaxies of vegetables with meteorites of meat balls. Moon phases of goat cheese, potatoes and sweet potatoes with salad. Lavender cake with Stars. Wine and coffee.
    Thematic Evening!! Friday, Jan 31. Astrology on benefit of Santuario Felino Rey Ashoka, A.C.

    251 Anniversary Celebration of the Birth of Generalissimo Don Ignacio Allende Jan 17-31
    Know all the details here.
    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).

    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.
    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.
    Pay in January for the largest discount.
    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).

    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.

    TOSMA Organic Market Feb 1
    The TOSMA market is located outside at Mercado Sano. Every Saturday 9 am - 4 pm.
    TOSMA Organic Market.

    Chess at Cafe Arab'ella Saturday Feb 1
    Chess. Players of all levels are welcome; from complete beginners to experts.
    Chess at Cafe Arab'ella Saturday.

    Galería Izamal opens a new Location in Centro Feb 2
    Galería Izamal is one of the longest running art galleries in SMA. It is opening its new location on February 2 on Jesus #25.
    Galería Izamal opens a new Location in Centro Feb 2.

    Birdwalk in the Botanical Garden Feb 5
    Join us on Wednesday, February 5 at 9am for a 2.5-hour birdwalk and exploration of San Miguel’s botanical garden, El Charco del Ingenio. See local and migratory songbirds, waterfowl, waders and raptors. Visit the conservatory and walk along the reservoir.
    Birdwalk in the Botanical Garden Feb 5.

    Architectural Walking Tour Feb 6
    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.
    Architectural Walking Tour Feb 20.

    Writers' Conference Feb 12-16
    San Miguel Writers Conference and Literary Festival 15th Anniversary Celebration.

    Register now to insure your choice of events.
    Writers' Conference Feb 12-16.

    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.
    Writers’ Conference Keynote Feb 13.

    Shelter Theater: Staying Alive Feb 16
    HOW NOT TO DIE: The Role of Diet in Preventing, Arresting, & Reversing Our Top 15 Killers.
    In this “best-of” compilation of his last four year-in-review presentations, Dr. Greger explains what we can do about the #1 cause of death and disability: our diet.

    Speakers will be on hand to answer questions about the plant based diet and general health issues.
    Shelter Theater: Staying Alive Feb 16.

    Narrative 4 Story Exchange Workshop with Colum McCann Feb 16
    Story Exchange is a powerful tool that harnesses the power of story to equip and embolden young adults to improve their lives, communities, and the world. Story Exchange builds empathy, shatters stereotypes, and breaks down barriers of gender, wealth, race, and geographical borders with the goal of strengthening relationships and changing people’s lives. Everyone has a story to tell.
    Narrative 4 Story Exchange Workshop with Colum McCann Feb 16.

    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 ...
    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.
    2020 SMA Pickleball Winter Rally Feb 20 - Mar 20.

    2020 Food and Film Festival San Miguel Feb 21-23
    This yearly festival unites foodies and film-lovers alike. During the 3 day festival we show six food-related films and three food-related lectures.Some of the best local chefs, restaurants and wine merchants sponsor the films. After each film, they will serve some delicious botanas and drinks.
    2020 Food and Film Festival San Miguel Feb 21-23.

    Four Churches Walk Feb 27
    Historical perspective of paintings, relics, and statuary of four downtown churches. Meet at 9:45 am in the Jardin, across from the Parroquia, no reservations necessary, 350 peso donation collected on site.
    Four Churches Walk Jan 23

    La Pulga Flea Market Feb ??
    Feb ??, 11 am - 3 pm, Salón Los Pinos, Salida a Querétaro #145.
    La Pulga Flea Market San Miguel.


    ~~~~~~~~~~

    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.

    ~~~~~~~~~~

    Alternate construction routes
    The Infrastructure and Public Works Department has put together a PDF file for six alternate routes with maps for the overpass work in Glorieta El Pípila.
    SMAFAQ: Glorieta El Pípila alternate routes.

    ~~~~~~~~~~

    The works of the Depressed Pass El Pípila continue. Be careful and follow the signs. Anticipate your transfer times.

    ~~~~~~~~~~

    Quebrada Street drainage works and route changes
    From today until February 10, Sapasma will begin the work of replacing the sanitary drainage line on Quebrada Street, in the section that includes Insurgentes to Umarán. There will be change of routes, know the details here.
    From Monday, January 27 and until February 10, the Potable Water and Sewerage System (SAPASMA) will begin the work of replacing the sanitary sewer line on Quebrada Street, in the section that includes Insurgentes a Umarán, which will be closed to circulation. ...

    Due to these works, the Malanquín, San Luis Rey, Allende and San Antonio public transport route will be diverted through the streets of Mesones, Hernández Macías, Canal and Zacateros.

    In addition, a stop will be established on Canal Street next to the Temple of the Nuns, while the suburban routes of Cabras, Estancia de Canal and Pantoja will be diverted by Mesones, Relox, Insurgentes, Volanteros, Calzada de la Luz, Avenida Guadalupe, Calzada from the Station and Libramiento until El Pípila roundabout.

    SAPASMA work will begin to replace the sanitary sewer line, in Quebrada street, in the section that includes Insurgentes a Umarán.

    These works will start from Monday, January 27 to February 10, so the understanding of citizenship is requested.

    Quebrada Street drainage works and route changes (sp).

    ~~~~~~~~~~

    Road work: Ancha de San Antonio, San Francisco and Juárez.
    ROAD ALERT: To improve the conditions in the busiest roads of SanMiguelDeLaGente, we will carry out integral maintenance of the Ancha de San Antonio street, on the Orizaba to Cardo section, as well as in San Francisco and Juárez. We appreciate your understanding.
    Scheduled for Jan 21 - Feb 4.

    ~~~~~~~~~~

    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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  • Upcoming Activities and Events Jan 28, 2020

    Upcoming for Jan 28, 2020:
    • What's Happening,
    • PEN Lecture Series: The Two Sides of Betty Friedan: Feminist Icon & Complicated Woman, Betty Londergan Jan 28,
    • Sam Donaldson to Speak in San Miguel Jan 29,
    • Zeferino Gutierrez Park will host Candelaria Fair Jan 30-Feb 16,
    • Thematic Evening!! Friday, Jan 31. Astrology on benefit of Santuario Felino Rey Ashoka, A.C,
    • + 251 Anniversary Celebration of the Birth of Generalissimo Don Ignacio Allende Jan 17-31,
    • + SAPASMA Water Bill Discount Jan 2 - Feb 28,
    • + Property Tax (Predial) Payment Discount Jan - Feb,
    • + Art that produces sounds Nov 29-Mar 15,
    • Fábrica La Aurora Art Walk Feb 1,
    • TOSMA Organic Market Feb 1,
    • Chess Saturday Feb 1,
    • Birdwalk in the Botanical Garden Feb 5,
    • Architectural Walking Tour Feb 6,
    • Writers' Conference Feb 12-16,
    • Writers’ Conference Keynote Feb 13,
    • Narrative 4 Story Exchange Workshop Feb 16,
    • Extraordinary Master Classes for Writers Feb 18-22,
    • 2020 SMA Pickleball Winter Rally Feb 20 - Mar 20,
    • 2020 Food and Film Festival San Miguel Feb 21-23,
    • Four Churches Walk Feb 27,
    • La Pulga Flea Market Feb ??,
    • Scheduled Work and Closures.
    + = continuing activities.

    What's Happening

    PEN Lecture Series: The Two Sides of Betty Friedan: Feminist Icon & Complicated Woman, Betty Londergan Jan 28
    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.
    PEN Lecture Series.

    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.

    Zeferino Gutierrez Park will host Candelaria Fair Jan 30-Feb 16
    Due to the remodeling work of Benito Juárez Park, this year the @GobSMA will carry out the 64th edition of the traditional 'Feria de la Candelaria' of SanMiguelDeAllende at the facilities of the Zeferino Gutiérrez park.
    Due to the remodeling work of the Benito Juárez Park, this year the Municipal Government will hold the 64th edition of the traditional 'Feria de la Candelaria' in the facilities of the Zeferino Gutiérrez park.

    This fair will offer the sale of plants, flowers, pots, fertilizer, humus and implants for gardening in more than 300 linear meters of tents. The schedule will be from 8 in the morning to 9 at night, while the inauguration will take place on Friday, January 31, at 5 in the afternoon, by the municipal president Luis Alberto Villarreal.
    Zeferino Gutierrez Park will host the 64th Candelaria Fair Jan 30-Feb 16.

    Thematic Evening!! Friday, Jan 31. Astrology on benefit of Santuario Felino Rey Ashoka, A.C
    Our Thematic Evening Fundraising Monthly Cultural & Gourmet Event, will be on ASTROLOGY. Lecture by the professional Astrologer Lola Cortina (Since 1987). Paintings on Zodiacal Cats by Sofie Engstrom von Alten on sale, 10% of profits will go to our earthly cats! Maye Cordova and Jimena Tamayo from Garambullo will prepare a delicious, extraordinary dinner: Spiral Galaxies of vegetables with meteorites of meat balls. Moon phases of goat cheese, potatoes and sweet potatoes with salad. Lavender cake with Stars. Wine and coffee.
    Thematic Evening!! Friday, Jan 31. Astrology on benefit of Santuario Felino Rey Ashoka, A.C.

    251 Anniversary Celebration of the Birth of Generalissimo Don Ignacio Allende Jan 17-31
    Know all the details here.
    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).

    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.
    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.
    Pay in January for the largest discount.
    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).

    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.

    TOSMA Organic Market Feb 1
    The TOSMA market is located outside at Mercado Sano. Every Saturday 9 am - 4 pm.
    TOSMA Organic Market.

    Chess at Cafe Arab'ella Saturday Feb 1
    Chess. Players of all levels are welcome; from complete beginners to experts.
    Chess at Cafe Arab'ella Saturday.

    Birdwalk in the Botanical Garden Feb 5
    Join us on Wednesday, February 5 at 9am for a 2.5-hour birdwalk and exploration of San Miguel’s botanical garden, El Charco del Ingenio. See local and migratory songbirds, waterfowl, waders and raptors. Visit the conservatory and walk along the reservoir.
    Birdwalk in the Botanical Garden Feb 5.

    Architectural Walking Tour Feb 6
    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.
    Architectural Walking Tour Feb 20.

    Writers' Conference Feb 12-16
    San Miguel Writers Conference and Literary Festival 15th Anniversary Celebration.

    Register now to insure your choice of events.
    Writers' Conference Feb 12-16.

    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.
    Writers’ Conference Keynote Feb 13.

    Narrative 4 Story Exchange Workshop with Colum McCann Feb 16
    Story Exchange is a powerful tool that harnesses the power of story to equip and embolden young adults to improve their lives, communities, and the world. Story Exchange builds empathy, shatters stereotypes, and breaks down barriers of gender, wealth, race, and geographical borders with the goal of strengthening relationships and changing people’s lives. Everyone has a story to tell.
    Narrative 4 Story Exchange Workshop with Colum McCann Feb 16.

    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 ...
    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.
    2020 SMA Pickleball Winter Rally Feb 20 - Mar 20.

    2020 Food and Film Festival San Miguel Feb 21-23
    This yearly festival unites foodies and film-lovers alike. During the 3 day festival we show six food-related films and three food-related lectures.Some of the best local chefs, restaurants and wine merchants sponsor the films. After each film, they will serve some delicious botanas and drinks.
    2020 Food and Film Festival San Miguel Feb 21-23.

    Four Churches Walk Feb 27
    Historical perspective of paintings, relics, and statuary of four downtown churches. Meet at 9:45 am in the Jardin, across from the Parroquia, no reservations necessary, 350 peso donation collected on site.
    Four Churches Walk Jan 23

    La Pulga Flea Market Feb ??
    Feb ??, 11 am - 3 pm, Salón Los Pinos, Salida a Querétaro #145.
    La Pulga Flea Market San Miguel.


    ~~~~~~~~~~

    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.

    ~~~~~~~~~~

    Alternate construction routes
    The Infrastructure and Public Works Department has put together a PDF file for six alternate routes with maps for the overpass work in Glorieta El Pípila.
    SMAFAQ: Glorieta El Pípila alternate routes.

    ~~~~~~~~~~

    The works of the Depressed Pass El Pípila continue. Be careful and follow the signs. Anticipate your transfer times.

    ~~~~~~~~~~

    Quebrada Street drainage works and route changes
    From today until February 10, Sapasma will begin the work of replacing the sanitary drainage line on Quebrada Street, in the section that includes Insurgentes to Umarán. There will be change of routes, know the details here.
    From Monday, January 27 and until February 10, the Potable Water and Sewerage System (SAPASMA) will begin the work of replacing the sanitary sewer line on Quebrada Street, in the section that includes Insurgentes a Umarán, which will be closed to circulation. ...

    Due to these works, the Malanquín, San Luis Rey, Allende and San Antonio public transport route will be diverted through the streets of Mesones, Hernández Macías, Canal and Zacateros.

    In addition, a stop will be established on Canal Street next to the Temple of the Nuns, while the suburban routes of Cabras, Estancia de Canal and Pantoja will be diverted by Mesones, Relox, Insurgentes, Volanteros, Calzada de la Luz, Avenida Guadalupe, Calzada from the Station and Libramiento until El Pípila roundabout.

    SAPASMA work will begin to replace the sanitary sewer line, in Quebrada street, in the section that includes Insurgentes a Umarán.

    These works will start from Monday, January 27 to February 10, so the understanding of citizenship is requested.

    Quebrada Street drainage works and route changes (sp).

    ~~~~~~~~~~

    Road work: Ancha de San Antonio, San Francisco and Juárez.
    ROAD ALERT: To improve the conditions in the busiest roads of SanMiguelDeLaGente, we will carry out integral maintenance of the Ancha de San Antonio street, on the Orizaba to Cardo section, as well as in San Francisco and Juárez. We appreciate your understanding.
    Scheduled for Jan 21 - Feb 4.

    ~~~~~~~~~~

    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).

    ~~~~~~~~~~
    Google translations. News sites and Facebook pages are on our Links page.

    More in the category Activities and Events and News and Views.

    Register or sign up for our daily email digest.
  • Upcoming Activities and Events Jan 27, 2020

    Upcoming for Jan 27, 2020:
    • What's Happening,
    • PEN Lecture Series: The Two Sides of Betty Friedan: Feminist Icon & Complicated Woman, Betty Londergan Jan 28,
    • Sam Donaldson to Speak in San Miguel Jan 29,
    • Zeferino Gutierrez Park will host Candelaria Fair Jan 30-Feb 16,
    • + 251 Anniversary Celebration of the Birth of Generalissimo Don Ignacio Allende Jan 17-31,
    • + SAPASMA Water Bill Discount Jan 2 - Feb 28,
    • + Property Tax (Predial) Payment Discount Jan - Feb,
    • + Art that produces sounds Nov 29-Mar 15,
    • Thematic Evening!! Friday, Jan 31. Astrology on benefit of Santuario Felino Rey Ashoka, A.C,
    • Fábrica La Aurora Art Walk Feb 1,
    • TOSMA Organic Market Feb 1,
    • Chess Saturday Feb 1,
    • Birdwalk in the Botanical Garden Feb 5,
    • Architectural Walking Tour Feb 6,
    • Writers' Conference Feb 12-16,
    • Writers’ Conference Keynote Feb 13,
    • Narrative 4 Story Exchange Workshop Feb 16,
    • Extraordinary Master Classes for Writers Feb 18-22,
    • 2020 SMA Pickleball Winter Rally Feb 20 - Mar 20,
    • 2020 Food and Film Festival San Miguel Feb 21-23,
    • Four Churches Walk Feb 27,
    • La Pulga Flea Market Feb ??,
    • Scheduled Work and Closures.
    + = continuing activities.

    What's Happening

    PEN Lecture Series: The Two Sides of Betty Friedan: Feminist Icon & Complicated Woman, Betty Londergan Jan 28
    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.
    PEN Lecture Series.

    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.

    Zeferino Gutierrez Park will host Candelaria Fair Jan 30-Feb 16
    Due to the remodeling work of Benito Juárez Park, this year the @GobSMA will carry out the 64th edition of the traditional 'Feria de la Candelaria' of SanMiguelDeAllende at the facilities of the Zeferino Gutiérrez park.
    Due to the remodeling work of the Benito Juárez Park, this year the Municipal Government will hold the 64th edition of the traditional 'Feria de la Candelaria' in the facilities of the Zeferino Gutiérrez park.

    This fair will offer the sale of plants, flowers, pots, fertilizer, humus and implants for gardening in more than 300 linear meters of tents. The schedule will be from 8 in the morning to 9 at night, while the inauguration will take place on Friday, January 31, at 5 in the afternoon, by the municipal president Luis Alberto Villarreal.
    Municipal Zeferino Gutierrez Park on Google Maps.
    Zeferino Gutierrez Park will host Candelaria Fair (sp).
    See also: Zeferino Gutiérrez park will host Candelaria Fair (sp).

    251 Anniversary Celebration of the Birth of Generalissimo Don Ignacio Allende Jan 17-31
    Know all the details here.
    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).

    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.
    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.
    Pay in January for the largest discount.
    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).

    Thematic Evening!! Friday, Jan 31. Astrology on benefit of Santuario Felino Rey Ashoka, A.C
    Our Thematic Evening Fundraising Monthly Cultural & Gourmet Event, will be on ASTROLOGY. Lecture by the professional Astrologer Lola Cortina (Since 1987). Paintings on Zodiacal Cats by Sofie Engstrom von Alten on sale, 10% of profits will go to our earthly cats! Maye Cordova and Jimena Tamayo from Garambullo will prepare a delicious, extraordinary dinner: Spiral Galaxies of vegetables with meteorites of meat balls. Moon phases of goat cheese, potatoes and sweet potatoes with salad. Lavender cake with Stars. Wine and coffee.
    Thematic Evening!! Friday, Jan 31. Astrology on benefit of Santuario Felino Rey Ashoka, A.C.

    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.

    TOSMA Organic Market Feb 1
    The TOSMA market is located outside at Mercado Sano. Every Saturday 9 am - 4 pm.
    TOSMA Organic Market.

    Chess at Cafe Arab'ella Saturday Feb 1
    Chess. Players of all levels are welcome; from complete beginners to experts.
    Chess at Cafe Arab'ella Saturday.

    Birdwalk in the Botanical Garden Feb 5
    Join us on Wednesday, February 5 at 9am for a 2.5-hour birdwalk and exploration of San Miguel’s botanical garden, El Charco del Ingenio. See local and migratory songbirds, waterfowl, waders and raptors. Visit the conservatory and walk along the reservoir.
    Birdwalk in the Botanical Garden Feb 5.

    Architectural Walking Tour Feb 6
    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.
    Architectural Walking Tour Feb 20.

    Writers' Conference Feb 12-16
    San Miguel Writers Conference and Literary Festival 15th Anniversary Celebration.

    Register now to insure your choice of events.
    Writers' Conference Feb 12-16.

    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.
    Writers’ Conference Keynote Feb 13.

    Narrative 4 Story Exchange Workshop with Colum McCann Feb 16
    Story Exchange is a powerful tool that harnesses the power of story to equip and embolden young adults to improve their lives, communities, and the world. Story Exchange builds empathy, shatters stereotypes, and breaks down barriers of gender, wealth, race, and geographical borders with the goal of strengthening relationships and changing people’s lives. Everyone has a story to tell.
    Narrative 4 Story Exchange Workshop with Colum McCann Feb 16.

    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 ...
    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.
    2020 SMA Pickleball Winter Rally Feb 20 - Mar 20.

    2020 Food and Film Festival San Miguel Feb 21-23
    This yearly festival unites foodies and film-lovers alike. During the 3 day festival we show six food-related films and three food-related lectures.Some of the best local chefs, restaurants and wine merchants sponsor the films. After each film, they will serve some delicious botanas and drinks.
    2020 Food and Film Festival San Miguel Feb 21-23.

    Four Churches Walk Feb 27
    Historical perspective of paintings, relics, and statuary of four downtown churches. Meet at 9:45 am in the Jardin, across from the Parroquia, no reservations necessary, 350 peso donation collected on site.
    Four Churches Walk Jan 23

    La Pulga Flea Market Feb ??
    Feb ??, 11 am - 3 pm, Salón Los Pinos, Salida a Querétaro #145.
    La Pulga Flea Market San Miguel.


    ~~~~~~~~~~

    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.

    ~~~~~~~~~~

    Alternate construction routes
    The Infrastructure and Public Works Department has put together a PDF file for six alternate routes with maps for the overpass work in Glorieta El Pípila.
    SMAFAQ: Glorieta El Pípila alternate routes.

    ~~~~~~~~~~

    The works of the Depressed Pass El Pípila continue. Be careful and follow the signs. Anticipate your transfer times.

    ~~~~~~~~~~

    SAPASMA work will begin to replace the sanitary sewer line, in Quebrada street, in the section that includes Insurgentes a Umarán.

    These works will start from Monday, January 27 to February 10, so the understanding of citizenship is requested.

    ~~~~~~~~~~

    Road work: Ancha de San Antonio, San Francisco and Juárez.
    ROAD ALERT: To improve the conditions in the busiest roads of SanMiguelDeLaGente, we will carry out integral maintenance of the Ancha de San Antonio street, on the Orizaba to Cardo section, as well as in San Francisco and Juárez. We appreciate your understanding.
    Scheduled for Jan 21 - Feb 4.

    ~~~~~~~~~~

    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).

    ~~~~~~~~~~
    Google translations. News sites and Facebook pages are on our Links page.

    More in the category Activities and Events and News and Views.

    Register or sign up for our daily email digest.
  • Upcoming Activities and Events Jan 26, 2020

    Upcoming for Jan 26, 2020:
    • What's Happening,
    • La Pulga Flea Market Jan 26,
    • PEN Lecture Series: The Two Sides of Betty Friedan: Feminist Icon & Complicated Woman, Betty Londergan Jan 28,
    • Sam Donaldson to Speak in San Miguel Jan 29,
    • + 251 Anniversary Celebration of the Birth of Generalissimo Don Ignacio Allende Jan 17-31,
    • + SAPASMA Water Bill Discount Jan 2 - Feb 28,
    • + Property Tax (Predial) Payment Discount Jan - Feb,
    • + Art that produces sounds Nov 29-Mar 15,
    • Zeferino Gutierrez Park will host Candelaria Fair Jan 30-Feb 16,
    • Thematic Evening!! Friday, Jan 31. Astrology on benefit of Santuario Felino Rey Ashoka, A.C
    • Fábrica La Aurora Art Walk Feb 1,
    • TOSMA Organic Market Feb 1,
    • Chess Saturday Feb 1,
    • Birdwalk in the Botanical Garden Feb 5,
    • Architectural Walking Tour Feb 6,
    • Writers' Conference Feb 12-16,
    • Writers’ Conference Keynote Feb 13,
    • Narrative 4 Story Exchange Workshop Feb 16,
    • Extraordinary Master Classes for Writers Feb 18-22,
    • 2020 SMA Pickleball Winter Rally Feb 20 - Mar 20,
    • 2020 Food and Film Festival San Miguel Feb 21-23,
    • Four Churches Walk Feb 27,
    • Scheduled Work and Closures.
    + = continuing activities.

    What's Happening

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

    PEN Lecture Series: The Two Sides of Betty Friedan: Feminist Icon & Complicated Woman, Betty Londergan Jan 28
    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.
    PEN Lecture Series.

    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.

    251 Anniversary Celebration of the Birth of Generalissimo Don Ignacio Allende Jan 17-31
    Know all the details here.
    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).

    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.
    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.
    Pay in January for the largest discount.
    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).

    Zeferino Gutierrez Park will host Candelaria Fair Jan 30-Feb 16
    Due to the remodeling work of Benito Juárez Park, this year the @GobSMA will carry out the 64th edition of the traditional 'Feria de la Candelaria' of SanMiguelDeAllende at the facilities of the Zeferino Gutiérrez park.
    Due to the remodeling work of the Benito Juárez Park, this year the Municipal Government will hold the 64th edition of the traditional 'Feria de la Candelaria' in the facilities of the Zeferino Gutiérrez park.

    This fair will offer the sale of plants, flowers, pots, fertilizer, humus and implants for gardening in more than 300 linear meters of tents. The schedule will be from 8 in the morning to 9 at night, while the inauguration will take place on Friday, January 31, at 5 in the afternoon, by the municipal president Luis Alberto Villarreal.
    Municipal Zeferino Gutierrez Park on Google Maps.
    Zeferino Gutierrez Park will host Candelaria Fair (sp).
    See also: Zeferino Gutiérrez park will host Candelaria Fair (sp).

    Thematic Evening!! Friday, Jan 31. Astrology on benefit of Santuario Felino Rey Ashoka, A.C
    Our Thematic Evening Fundraising Monthly Cultural & Gourmet Event, will be on ASTROLOGY. Lecture by the professional Astrologer Lola Cortina (Since 1987). Paintings on Zodiacal Cats by Sofie Engstrom von Alten on sale, 10% of profits will go to our earthly cats! Maye Cordova and Jimena Tamayo from Garambullo will prepare a delicious, extraordinary dinner: Spiral Galaxies of vegetables with meteorites of meat balls. Moon phases of goat cheese, potatoes and sweet potatoes with salad. Lavender cake with Stars. Wine and coffee.
    Thematic Evening!! Friday, Jan 31. Astrology on benefit of Santuario Felino Rey Ashoka, A.C.

    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.

    TOSMA Organic Market Feb 1
    The TOSMA market is located outside at Mercado Sano. Every Saturday 9 am - 4 pm.
    TOSMA Organic Market.

    Chess at Cafe Arab'ella Saturday Feb 1
    Chess. Players of all levels are welcome; from complete beginners to experts.
    Chess at Cafe Arab'ella Saturday.

    Birdwalk in the Botanical Garden Feb 5
    Join us on Wednesday, February 5 at 9am for a 2.5-hour birdwalk and exploration of San Miguel’s botanical garden, El Charco del Ingenio. See local and migratory songbirds, waterfowl, waders and raptors. Visit the conservatory and walk along the reservoir.
    Birdwalk in the Botanical Garden Feb 5.

    Architectural Walking Tour Feb 6
    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.
    Architectural Walking Tour Feb 20.

    Writers' Conference Feb 12-16
    San Miguel Writers Conference and Literary Festival 15th Anniversary Celebration.

    Register now to insure your choice of events.
    Writers' Conference Feb 12-16.

    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.
    Writers’ Conference Keynote Feb 13.

    Narrative 4 Story Exchange Workshop with Colum McCann Feb 16
    Story Exchange is a powerful tool that harnesses the power of story to equip and embolden young adults to improve their lives, communities, and the world. Story Exchange builds empathy, shatters stereotypes, and breaks down barriers of gender, wealth, race, and geographical borders with the goal of strengthening relationships and changing people’s lives. Everyone has a story to tell.
    Narrative 4 Story Exchange Workshop with Colum McCann Feb 16.

    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 ...
    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.
    2020 SMA Pickleball Winter Rally Feb 20 - Mar 20.

    2020 Food and Film Festival San Miguel Feb 21-23
    This yearly festival unites foodies and film-lovers alike. During the 3 day festival we show six food-related films and three food-related lectures.Some of the best local chefs, restaurants and wine merchants sponsor the films. After each film, they will serve some delicious botanas and drinks.
    2020 Food and Film Festival San Miguel Feb 21-23.

    Four Churches Walk Feb 27
    Historical perspective of paintings, relics, and statuary of four downtown churches. Meet at 9:45 am in the Jardin, across from the Parroquia, no reservations necessary, 350 peso donation collected on site.
    Four Churches Walk Jan 23

    ~~~~~~~~~~

    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.

    ~~~~~~~~~~

    Alternate construction routes
    The Infrastructure and Public Works Department has put together a PDF file for six alternate routes with maps for the overpass work in Glorieta El Pípila.
    SMAFAQ: Glorieta El Pípila alternate routes.

    ~~~~~~~~~~

    The works of the Depressed Pass El Pípila continue. Be careful and follow the signs. Anticipate your transfer times.

    ~~~~~~~~~~

    SAPASMA work will begin to replace the sanitary sewer line, in Quebrada street, in the section that includes Insurgentes a Umarán.

    These works will start from Monday, January 27 to February 10, so the understanding of citizenship is requested.

    ~~~~~~~~~~

    Road work: Ancha de San Antonio, San Francisco and Juárez.
    ROAD ALERT: To improve the conditions in the busiest roads of SanMiguelDeLaGente, we will carry out integral maintenance of the Ancha de San Antonio street, on the Orizaba to Cardo section, as well as in San Francisco and Juárez. We appreciate your understanding.
    Scheduled for Jan 21 - Feb 4.

    ~~~~~~~~~~

    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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  • Upcoming Activities and Events Jan 25, 2020

    Upcoming for Jan 25, 2020:
    • What's Happening,
    • TOSMA Organic Market Jan 25,
    • Chess Saturday Jan 25,
    • La Pulga Flea Market Jan 26,
    • + 251 Anniversary Celebration of the Birth of Generalissimo Don Ignacio Allende Jan 17-31,
    • + SAPASMA Water Bill Discount Jan 2 - Feb 28,
    • + Property Tax (Predial) Payment Discount Jan - Feb,
    • + Art that produces sounds Nov 29-Mar 15,
    • PEN Lecture Series: The Two Sides of Betty Friedan: Feminist Icon & Complicated Woman, Betty Londergan Jan 28,
    • Sam Donaldson to Speak in San Miguel Jan 29,
    • Zeferino Gutierrez Park will host Candelaria Fair Jan 30-Feb 16,
    • Fábrica La Aurora Art Walk Feb 1,
    • Birdwalk in the Botanical Garden Feb 5,
    • Architectural Walking Tour Feb 6,
    • Writers' Conference Feb 12-16,
    • Writers’ Conference Keynote Feb 13,
    • Narrative 4 Story Exchange Workshop Feb 16,
    • Extraordinary Master Classes for Writers Feb 18-22,
    • 2020 SMA Pickleball Winter Rally Feb 20 - Mar 20,
    • 2020 Food and Film Festival San Miguel Feb 21-23,
    • Four Churches Walk Feb 27,
    • Scheduled Work and Closures.
    + = continuing activities.

    What's Happening

    TOSMA Organic Market Jan 25
    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 25
    Chess. Players of all levels are welcome; from complete beginners to experts.
    Chess at Cafe Arab'ella Saturday.

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

    251 Anniversary Celebration of the Birth of Generalissimo Don Ignacio Allende Jan 17-31
    Know all the details here.
    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).

    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.
    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.
    Pay in January for the largest discount.
    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).

    PEN Lecture Series: The Two Sides of Betty Friedan: Feminist Icon & Complicated Woman, Betty Londergan Jan 28
    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.
    PEN Lecture Series.

    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.

    Zeferino Gutierrez Park will host Candelaria Fair Jan 30-Feb 16
    Due to the remodeling work of Benito Juárez Park, this year the @GobSMA will carry out the 64th edition of the traditional 'Feria de la Candelaria' of SanMiguelDeAllende at the facilities of the Zeferino Gutiérrez park.
    Due to the remodeling work of the Benito Juárez Park, this year the Municipal Government will hold the 64th edition of the traditional 'Feria de la Candelaria' in the facilities of the Zeferino Gutiérrez park.

    This fair will offer the sale of plants, flowers, pots, fertilizer, humus and implants for gardening in more than 300 linear meters of tents. The schedule will be from 8 in the morning to 9 at night, while the inauguration will take place on Friday, January 31, at 5 in the afternoon, by the municipal president Luis Alberto Villarreal.
    Municipal Zeferino Gutierrez Park on Google Maps.
    Zeferino Gutierrez Park will host Candelaria Fair (sp).
    See also: Zeferino Gutiérrez park will host Candelaria Fair (sp).

    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.

    Birdwalk in the Botanical Garden Feb 5
    Join us on Wednesday, February 5 at 9am for a 2.5-hour birdwalk and exploration of San Miguel’s botanical garden, El Charco del Ingenio. See local and migratory songbirds, waterfowl, waders and raptors. Visit the conservatory and walk along the reservoir.
    Birdwalk in the Botanical Garden Feb 5.

    Architectural Walking Tour Feb 6
    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.
    Architectural Walking Tour Feb 20.

    Writers' Conference Feb 12-16
    San Miguel Writers Conference and Literary Festival 15th Anniversary Celebration.

    Register now to insure your choice of events.
    Writers' Conference Feb 12-16.

    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.
    Writers’ Conference Keynote Feb 13.

    Narrative 4 Story Exchange Workshop with Colum McCann Feb 16
    Story Exchange is a powerful tool that harnesses the power of story to equip and embolden young adults to improve their lives, communities, and the world. Story Exchange builds empathy, shatters stereotypes, and breaks down barriers of gender, wealth, race, and geographical borders with the goal of strengthening relationships and changing people’s lives. Everyone has a story to tell.
    Narrative 4 Story Exchange Workshop with Colum McCann Feb 16.

    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 ...
    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.
    2020 SMA Pickleball Winter Rally Feb 20 - Mar 20.

    2020 Food and Film Festival San Miguel Feb 21-23
    This yearly festival unites foodies and film-lovers alike. During the 3 day festival we show six food-related films and three food-related lectures.Some of the best local chefs, restaurants and wine merchants sponsor the films. After each film, they will serve some delicious botanas and drinks.
    2020 Food and Film Festival San Miguel Feb 21-23.

    Four Churches Walk Feb 27
    Historical perspective of paintings, relics, and statuary of four downtown churches. Meet at 9:45 am in the Jardin, across from the Parroquia, no reservations necessary, 350 peso donation collected on site.
    Four Churches Walk Jan 23

    ~~~~~~~~~~

    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.

    ~~~~~~~~~~

    Alternate construction routes
    The Infrastructure and Public Works Department has put together a PDF file for six alternate routes with maps for the overpass work in Glorieta El Pípila.
    SMAFAQ: Glorieta El Pípila alternate routes.

    ~~~~~~~~~~

    The works of the Depressed Pass El Pípila continue. Be careful and follow the signs. Anticipate your transfer times.

    ~~~~~~~~~~

    SAPASMA work will begin to replace the sanitary sewer line, in Quebrada street, in the section that includes Insurgentes a Umarán.

    These works will start from Monday, January 27 to February 10, so the understanding of citizenship is requested.

    ~~~~~~~~~~

    Road work: Ancha de San Antonio, San Francisco and Juárez.
    ROAD ALERT: To improve the conditions in the busiest roads of SanMiguelDeLaGente, we will carry out integral maintenance of the Ancha de San Antonio street, on the Orizaba to Cardo section, as well as in San Francisco and Juárez. We appreciate your understanding.
    Scheduled for Jan 21 - Feb 4.

    ~~~~~~~~~~

    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).


    ~~~~~~~~~~
    Google translations. News sites and Facebook pages are on our Links page.

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  • Upcoming Activities and Events Jan 24, 2020

    Upcoming for Jan 24, 2020:
    • What's Happening,
    • U.S. Consular Agency Town Hall Jan 24,
    • TOSMA Organic Market Jan 25,
    • Chess Saturday Jan 25,
    • La Pulga Flea Market Jan 26,
    • + 251 Anniversary Celebration of the Birth of Generalissimo Don Ignacio Allende Jan 17-31,
    • + SAPASMA Water Bill Discount Jan 2 - Feb 28,
    • + Property Tax (Predial) Payment Discount Jan - Feb,
    • + Art that produces sounds Nov 29-Mar 15,
    • PEN Lecture Series: The Two Sides of Betty Friedan: Feminist Icon & Complicated Woman, Betty Londergan Jan 28,
    • Sam Donaldson to Speak in San Miguel Jan 29,
    • Zeferino Gutierrez Park will host Candelaria Fair Jan 30-Feb 16,
    • Fábrica La Aurora Art Walk Feb 1,
    • Birdwalk in the Botanical Garden Feb 5,
    • Architectural Walking Tour Feb 6,
    • Writers' Conference Feb 12-16,
    • Writers’ Conference Keynote Feb 13,
    • Narrative 4 Story Exchange Workshop Feb 16,
    • Extraordinary Master Classes for Writers Feb 18-22,
    • 2020 SMA Pickleball Winter Rally Feb 20 - Mar 20,
    • 2020 Food and Film Festival San Miguel Feb 21-23,
    • Four Churches Walk Feb 27,
    • Scheduled Work and Closures.
    + = continuing activities.

    What's Happening

    SMA U.S. Consular Agency Town Hall Jan 24
    *** MEETING FULL / NOW WAITLISTED ***
    (I believe there are plans to post youtube video after the event. If so, we will post that when available.)
    Posada de la Aldea / Ancha de San Antonio 15 / 4:30 PM
    Topics: Voting and Security Concerns. There will be speakers from the Embassy coming to address these topics. Please RSVP to so they can add you to the wait list in case someone else cancels.

    TOSMA Organic Market Jan 25
    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 25
    Chess. Players of all levels are welcome; from complete beginners to experts.
    Chess at Cafe Arab'ella Saturday.

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

    251 Anniversary Celebration of the Birth of Generalissimo Don Ignacio Allende Jan 17-31
    Know all the details here.
    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).

    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.
    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.
    Pay in January for the largest discount.
    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).

    PEN Lecture Series: The Two Sides of Betty Friedan: Feminist Icon & Complicated Woman, Betty Londergan Jan 28
    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.
    PEN Lecture Series.

    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.

    Zeferino Gutierrez Park will host Candelaria Fair Jan 30-Feb 16
    Due to the remodeling work of Benito Juárez Park, this year the @GobSMA will carry out the 64th edition of the traditional 'Feria de la Candelaria' of SanMiguelDeAllende at the facilities of the Zeferino Gutiérrez park.
    Due to the remodeling work of the Benito Juárez Park, this year the Municipal Government will hold the 64th edition of the traditional 'Feria de la Candelaria' in the facilities of the Zeferino Gutiérrez park.

    This fair will offer the sale of plants, flowers, pots, fertilizer, humus and implants for gardening in more than 300 linear meters of tents. The schedule will be from 8 in the morning to 9 at night, while the inauguration will take place on Friday, January 31, at 5 in the afternoon, by the municipal president Luis Alberto Villarreal.
    Municipal Zeferino Gutierrez Park on Google Maps.
    Zeferino Gutierrez Park will host Candelaria Fair (sp).
    See also: Zeferino Gutiérrez park will host Candelaria Fair (sp).

    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.

    Birdwalk in the Botanical Garden Feb 5
    Join us on Wednesday, February 5 at 9am for a 2.5-hour birdwalk and exploration of San Miguel’s botanical garden, El Charco del Ingenio. See local and migratory songbirds, waterfowl, waders and raptors. Visit the conservatory and walk along the reservoir.
    Birdwalk in the Botanical Garden Feb 5.

    Architectural Walking Tour Feb 6
    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.
    Architectural Walking Tour Feb 20.

    Writers' Conference Feb 12-16
    San Miguel Writers Conference and Literary Festival 15th Anniversary Celebration.

    Register now to insure your choice of events.
    Writers' Conference Feb 12-16.

    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.
    Writers’ Conference Keynote Feb 13.

    Narrative 4 Story Exchange Workshop with Colum McCann Feb 16
    Story Exchange is a powerful tool that harnesses the power of story to equip and embolden young adults to improve their lives, communities, and the world. Story Exchange builds empathy, shatters stereotypes, and breaks down barriers of gender, wealth, race, and geographical borders with the goal of strengthening relationships and changing people’s lives. Everyone has a story to tell.
    Narrative 4 Story Exchange Workshop with Colum McCann Feb 16.

    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 ...
    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.
    2020 SMA Pickleball Winter Rally Feb 20 - Mar 20.

    2020 Food and Film Festival San Miguel Feb 21-23
    This yearly festival unites foodies and film-lovers alike. During the 3 day festival we show six food-related films and three food-related lectures.Some of the best local chefs, restaurants and wine merchants sponsor the films. After each film, they will serve some delicious botanas and drinks.
    2020 Food and Film Festival San Miguel Feb 21-23.

    Four Churches Walk Feb 27
    Historical perspective of paintings, relics, and statuary of four downtown churches. Meet at 9:45 am in the Jardin, across from the Parroquia, no reservations necessary, 350 peso donation collected on site.
    Four Churches Walk Jan 23

    ~~~~~~~~~~

    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.

    ~~~~~~~~~~

    Road work: Ancha de San Antonio, San Francisco and Juárez.
    ROAD ALERT: To improve the conditions in the busiest roads of SanMiguelDeLaGente, we will carry out integral maintenance of the Ancha de San Antonio street, on the Orizaba to Cardo section, as well as in San Francisco and Juárez. We appreciate your understanding.
    Scheduled for Jan 21 - Feb 4.

    ~~~~~~~~~~

    December 19 starts construction of El Pípila ("La Comer roundabout") overpass
    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.
    December 19 starts construction of overpass (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).

    ~~~~~~~~~~
    Google translations. News sites and Facebook pages are on our Links page.

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  • Upcoming Activities and Events Jan 23, 2020

    Upcoming for Jan 23, 2020:
    • What's Happening,
    • Four Churches Walk Jan 23,
    • Experiential Evening About Global Migration Jan 23,
    • U.S. Consular Agency Town Hall Jan 24,
    • TOSMA Organic Market Jan 25,
    • Chess Saturday Jan 25,
    • La Pulga Flea Market Jan 26,
    • + 251 Anniversary Celebration of the Birth of Generalissimo Don Ignacio Allende Jan 17-31,
    • + SAPASMA Water Bill Discount Jan 2 - Feb 28,
    • + Property Tax (Predial) Payment Discount Jan - Feb,
    • + Art that produces sounds Nov 29-Mar 15,
    • PEN Lecture Series: The Two Sides of Betty Friedan: Feminist Icon & Complicated Woman, Betty Londergan Jan 28,
    • Sam Donaldson to Speak in San Miguel Jan 29,
    • Zeferino Gutierrez Park will host Candelaria Fair Jan 30-Feb 16,
    • Fábrica La Aurora Art Walk Feb 1,
    • Birdwalk in the Botanical Garden Feb 5,
    • Architectural Walking Tour Feb 6,
    • Writers' Conference Feb 12-16,
    • Writers’ Conference Keynote Feb 13,
    • Narrative 4 Story Exchange Workshop Feb 16,
    • Extraordinary Master Classes for Writers Feb 18-22,
    • 2020 SMA Pickleball Winter Rally Feb 20 - Mar 20,
    • 2020 Food and Film Festival San Miguel Feb 21-23,
    • Scheduled Work and Closures.
    + = continuing activities.

    What's Happening

    Four Churches Walk Jan 23
    Historical perspective of paintings, relics, and statuary of four downtown churches. Meet at 9:45 am in the Jardin, across from the Parroquia, no reservations necessary, 350 peso donation collected on site.
    Four Churches Walk Jan 23

    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.

    SMA U.S. Consular Agency Town Hall Jan 24
    *** MEETING FULL / NOW WAITLISTED ***
    (I believe there are plans to post youtube video after the event. If so, we will post that when available.)
    Posada de la Aldea / Ancha de San Antonio 15 / 4:30 PM
    Topics: Voting and Security Concerns. There will be speakers from the Embassy coming to address these topics. Please RSVP to so they can add you to the wait list in case someone else cancels.

    TOSMA Organic Market Jan 25
    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 25
    Chess. Players of all levels are welcome; from complete beginners to experts.
    Chess at Cafe Arab'ella Saturday.

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

    251 Anniversary Celebration of the Birth of Generalissimo Don Ignacio Allende Jan 17-31
    Know all the details here.
    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).

    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.
    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.
    Pay in January for the largest discount.
    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).

    PEN Lecture Series: The Two Sides of Betty Friedan: Feminist Icon & Complicated Woman, Betty Londergan Jan 28
    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.
    PEN Lecture Series.

    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.

    Zeferino Gutierrez Park will host Candelaria Fair Jan 30-Feb 16
    Due to the remodeling work of Benito Juárez Park, this year the @GobSMA will carry out the 64th edition of the traditional 'Feria de la Candelaria' of SanMiguelDeAllende at the facilities of the Zeferino Gutiérrez park.
    Due to the remodeling work of the Benito Juárez Park, this year the Municipal Government will hold the 64th edition of the traditional 'Feria de la Candelaria' in the facilities of the Zeferino Gutiérrez park.

    This fair will offer the sale of plants, flowers, pots, fertilizer, humus and implants for gardening in more than 300 linear meters of tents. The schedule will be from 8 in the morning to 9 at night, while the inauguration will take place on Friday, January 31, at 5 in the afternoon, by the municipal president Luis Alberto Villarreal.
    Municipal Zeferino Gutierrez Park on Google Maps.
    Zeferino Gutierrez Park will host Candelaria Fair (sp).
    See also: Zeferino Gutiérrez park will host Candelaria Fair (sp).

    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.

    Birdwalk in the Botanical Garden Feb 5
    Join us on Wednesday, February 5 at 9am for a 2.5-hour birdwalk and exploration of San Miguel’s botanical garden, El Charco del Ingenio. See local and migratory songbirds, waterfowl, waders and raptors. Visit the conservatory and walk along the reservoir.
    Birdwalk in the Botanical Garden Feb 5.

    Architectural Walking Tour Feb 6
    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.
    Architectural Walking Tour Feb 20.

    Writers' Conference Feb 12-16
    San Miguel Writers Conference and Literary Festival
    15th Anniversary Celebration

    February 12 to 16, 2020

    Register now to insure your choice of events
    Writers' Conference Feb 12-16.

    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.
    Writers’ Conference Keynote Feb 13.

    Narrative 4 Story Exchange Workshop with Colum McCann Feb 16
    Story Exchange is a powerful tool that harnesses the power of story to equip and embolden young adults to improve their lives, communities, and the world. Story Exchange builds empathy, shatters stereotypes, and breaks down barriers of gender, wealth, race, and geographical borders with the goal of strengthening relationships and changing people’s lives. Everyone has a story to tell.
    Narrative 4 Story Exchange Workshop with Colum McCann Feb 16.

    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 ...
    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.
    2020 SMA Pickleball Winter Rally Feb 20 - Mar 20.

    2020 Food and Film Festival San Miguel Feb 21-23
    This yearly festival unites foodies and film-lovers alike. During the 3 day festival we show six food-related films and three food-related lectures.Some of the best local chefs, restaurants and wine merchants sponsor the films. After each film, they will serve some delicious botanas and drinks.
    2020 Food and Film Festival San Miguel Feb 21-23.

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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.

    ~~~~~~~~~~

    Road work: Ancha de San Antonio, San Francisco and Juárez.
    ROAD ALERT: To improve the conditions in the busiest roads of SanMiguelDeLaGente, we will carry out integral maintenance of the Ancha de San Antonio street, on the Orizaba to Cardo section, as well as in San Francisco and Juárez. We appreciate your understanding.
    Scheduled for Jan 21 - Feb 4.

    ~~~~~~~~~~

    December 19 starts construction of El Pípila ("La Comer roundabout") overpass
    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.
    December 19 starts construction of overpass (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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  • Upcoming Activities and Events Jan 22, 2020

    Upcoming for Jan 22, 2020:
    • What's Happening,
    • Four Churches Walk Jan 23,
    • Experiential Evening About Global Migration Jan 23,
    • U.S. Consular Agency Town Hall Jan 24,
    • TOSMA Organic Market Jan 25,
    • Chess Saturday Jan 25,
    • La Pulga Flea Market Jan 26,
    • + 251 Anniversary Celebration of the Birth of Generalissimo Don Ignacio Allende Jan 17-31,
    • + SAPASMA Water Bill Discount Jan 2 - Feb 28,
    • + Property Tax (Predial) Payment Discount Jan - Feb,
    • + Art that produces sounds Nov 29-Mar 15,
    • PEN Lecture Series: The Two Sides of Betty Friedan: Feminist Icon & Complicated Woman, Betty Londergan Jan 28,
    • Sam Donaldson to Speak in San Miguel Jan 29,
    • Zeferino Gutierrez Park will host Candelaria Fair Jan 30-Feb 16,
    • Fábrica La Aurora Art Walk Feb 1,
    • Birdwalk in the Botanical Garden Feb 5,
    • Architectural Walking Tour Feb 6,
    • Writers' Conference Feb 12-16,
    • Writers’ Conference Keynote Feb 13,
    • Narrative 4 Story Exchange Workshop Feb 16,
    • Extraordinary Master Classes for Writers Feb 18-22,
    • 2020 SMA Pickleball Winter Rally Feb 20 - Mar 20,
    • 2020 Food and Film Festival San Miguel Feb 21-23,
    • Scheduled Work and Closures.
    + = continuing activities.

    What's Happening

    Four Churches Walk Jan 23
    Historical perspective of paintings, relics, and statuary of four downtown churches. Meet at 9:45 am in the Jardin, across from the Parroquia, no reservations necessary, 350 peso donation collected on site.
    Every 4th Thursday of each month.
    Benefits Patronato Pro Niños providing healthcare to local children www.patronatoproninos.org.
    Four Churches Walk Jan 23

    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.

    SMA U.S. Consular Agency Town Hall Jan 24
    *** MEETING FULL / NOW WAITLISTED ***
    (I believe there are plans to post youtube video after the event. If so, we will post that when available.)
    Posada de la Aldea
    Ancha de San Antonio 15
    4:30 PM

    Topics: Voting and Security Concerns. There will be speakers from the Embassy coming to address these topics. Please RSVP to so they can add you to the wait list in case someone else cancels.

    TOSMA Organic Market Jan 25
    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 25
    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.

    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.

    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).

    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.
    Pay in January for the largest discount.
    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).

    PEN Lecture Series: The Two Sides of Betty Friedan: Feminist Icon & Complicated Woman, Betty Londergan Jan 28
    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 28: The Two Sides of Betty Friedan: Feminist Icon & Complicated Woman, Betty Londergan.
    PEN Lecture Series.

    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.

    Zeferino Gutierrez Park will host Candelaria Fair Jan 30-Feb 16
    Due to the remodeling work of Benito Juárez Park, this year the @GobSMA will carry out the 64th edition of the traditional 'Feria de la Candelaria' of SanMiguelDeAllende at the facilities of the Zeferino Gutiérrez park.
    Due to the remodeling work of the Benito Juárez Park, this year the Municipal Government will hold the 64th edition of the traditional 'Feria de la Candelaria' in the facilities of the Zeferino Gutiérrez park.

    The Candelaria Fair will take place from January 30 to February 16, 2020, where more than 110 nurseries from different municipalities and states of the Mexican Republic will participate, in addition to more than 28 cultural events, workshops and concerts coordinated by the Directorate of Culture and Traditions.

    This fair will offer the sale of plants, flowers, pots, fertilizer, humus and implants for gardening in more than 300 linear meters of tents. The schedule will be from 8 in the morning to 9 at night, while the inauguration will take place on Friday, January 31, at 5 in the afternoon, by the municipal president Luis Alberto Villarreal.
    Municipal Zeferino Gutierrez Park on Google Maps.
    Zeferino Gutierrez Park will host Candelaria Fair (sp).
    See also: Zeferino Gutiérrez park will host Candelaria Fair (sp).

    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.

    Birdwalk in the Botanical Garden Feb 5
    Join us on Wednesday, February 5 at 9am for a 2.5-hour birdwalk and exploration of San Miguel’s botanical garden, El Charco del Ingenio. See local and migratory songbirds, waterfowl, waders and raptors. Visit the conservatory and walk along the reservoir.
    Birdwalk in the Botanical Garden Feb 5.

    Architectural Walking Tour Feb 6
    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 Feb 20.

    Writers' Conference Feb 12-16
    San Miguel Writers Conference and Literary Festival
    15th Anniversary Celebration

    February 12 to 16, 2020

    Register now to insure your choice of events
    Writers' Conference Feb 12-16.

    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.

    Narrative 4 Story Exchange Workshop with Colum McCann Feb 16
    Story Exchange is a powerful tool that harnesses the power of story to equip and embolden young adults to improve their lives, communities, and the world. Story Exchange builds empathy, shatters stereotypes, and breaks down barriers of gender, wealth, race, and geographical borders with the goal of strengthening relationships and changing people’s lives. Everyone has a story to tell.

    N4 has become one of the world’s most impactful organizations in the fields of empathy and education. It is now operating in four continents, twelve countries, and 18 US states.

    Come meet the founder of Narrative 4, Colum McCann. Learn about the astonishing spread and success of Narrative 4 across the globe and hear moving stories about its impact on the lives of people and communities.
    Narrative 4 Story Exchange Workshop with Colum McCann Feb 16.

    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.

    2020 Food and Film Festival San Miguel Feb 21-23
    This yearly festival unites foodies and film-lovers alike. During the 3 day festival we show six food-related films and three food-related lectures.Some of the best local chefs, restaurants and wine merchants sponsor the films. After each film, they will serve some delicious botanas and drinks.
    2020 Food and Film Festival San Miguel Feb 21-23.

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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.

    ~~~~~~~~~~

    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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  • Upcoming Activities and Events Jan 21, 2020

    Upcoming for Jan 21, 2020:
    • What's Happening,
    • SMA Municipal Offices Closed; SAPASMA Open Jan 21,
    • Armando un Pancho Jan 21,
    • PEN Lecture Series: Revelations of a Missionary: My Itinerant Life, Padre Alejandro Solalinde Jan 21,
    • Four Churches Walk Jan 23,
    • Experiential Evening About Global Migration Jan 23,
    • U.S. Consular Agency Town Hall Jan 24,
    • TOSMA Organic Market Jan 25,
    • Chess Saturday Jan 25,
    • La Pulga Flea Market Jan 26,
    • + 251 Anniversary Celebration of the Birth of Generalissimo Don Ignacio Allende Jan 17-31,
    • + SAPASMA Water Bill Discount Jan 2 - Feb 28,
    • + Property Tax (Predial) Payment Discount Jan - Feb,
    • + Art that produces sounds Nov 29-Mar 15,
    • Sam Donaldson to Speak in San Miguel Jan 29,
    • Zeferino Gutierrez Park will host Candelaria Fair Jan 30-Feb 16,
    • Fábrica La Aurora Art Walk Feb 1,
    • Architectural Walking Tour Feb 6,
    • Writers' Conference Feb 12-16,
    • 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

    SMA Municipal Offices Closed; SAPASMA Open Jan 21
    ATTENTION NOTICE. ... January 21, the Municipal Administration offices will remain closed on the occasion of the 251 Anniversary of the birth of Generalissimo Ignacio Allende and Unzaga. Thanks for your attention.
    On Tuesday, January 21, we are waiting for you at our usual schedule from 8:00 AM to 3:15 PM To complete your paperwork and payments.

    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).

    PEN Lecture Series:Revelations of a Missionary: My Itinerant Life, Padre Alejandro Solalinde Jan 21
    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:Revelations of a Missionary: My Itinerant Life, Padre Alejandro Solalinde Jan 21.

    Four Churches Walk Jan 23
    Historical perspective of paintings, relics, and statuary of four downtown churches. Meet at 9:45 am in the Jardin, across from the Parroquia, no reservations necessary, 350 peso donation collected on site.
    Every 4th Thursday of each month.
    Benefits Patronato Pro Niños providing healthcare to local children www.patronatoproninos.org.
    Four Churches Walk Jan 23

    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.

    SMA U.S. Consular Agency Town Hall Jan 24
    *** MEETING FULL / NOW WAITLISTED ***
    Posada de la Aldea
    Ancha de San Antonio 15
    4:30 PM

    Topics: Voting and Security Concerns. There will be speakers from the Embassy coming to address these topics. Please RSVP to so they can add you to the wait list.

    TOSMA Organic Market Jan 25
    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 25
    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.

    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.

    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).

    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).


    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.

    Zeferino Gutierrez Park will host Candelaria Fair Jan 30-Feb 16
    Due to the remodeling work of Benito Juárez Park, this year the @GobSMA will carry out the 64th edition of the traditional 'Feria de la Candelaria' of SanMiguelDeAllende at the facilities of the Zeferino Gutiérrez park.
    Due to the remodeling work of the Benito Juárez Park, this year the Municipal Government will hold the 64th edition of the traditional 'Feria de la Candelaria' in the facilities of the Zeferino Gutiérrez park.

    The Candelaria Fair will take place from January 30 to February 16, 2020, where more than 110 nurseries from different municipalities and states of the Mexican Republic will participate, in addition to more than 28 cultural events, workshops and concerts coordinated by the Directorate of Culture and Traditions.

    This fair will offer the sale of plants, flowers, pots, fertilizer, humus and implants for gardening in more than 300 linear meters of tents. The schedule will be from 8 in the morning to 9 at night, while the inauguration will take place on Friday, January 31, at 5 in the afternoon, by the municipal president Luis Alberto Villarreal.
    Municipal Zeferino Gutierrez Park on Google Maps.
    Zeferino Gutierrez Park will host Candelaria Fair (sp).
    See also: Zeferino Gutiérrez park will host Candelaria Fair (sp).

    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.

    Architectural Walking Tour Feb 6
    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 Feb 20.

    Writers' Conference Feb 12-16
    San Miguel Writers Conference and Literary Festival
    15th Anniversary Celebration

    February 12 to 16, 2020

    Register now to insure your choice of events
    Writers' Conference Feb 12-16.

    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.

    ~~~~~~~~~~

    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.

    ~~~~~~~~~~

    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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  • Upcoming Activities and Events Jan 20, 2020

    Upcoming for Jan 20, 2020:
    • What's Happening,
    • Generalissimo Don Ignacio Allende Parade and Concert Jan 20,
    • Armando un Pancho Jan 21,
    • PEN Lecture Series: Revelations of a Missionary: My Itinerant Life, Padre Alejandro Solalinde Jan 21,
    • Four Churches Walk Jan 23,
    • Experiential Evening About Global Migration Jan 23,
    • U.S. Consular Agency Town Hall Jan 24,
    • TOSMA Organic Market Jan 25,
    • Chess Saturday Jan 25,
    • La Pulga Flea Market Jan 26,
    • + 251 Anniversary Celebration of the Birth of Generalissimo Don Ignacio Allende Jan 17-31,
    • + SAPASMA Water Bill Discount Jan 2 - Feb 28,
    • + Property Tax (Predial) Payment Discount Jan - Feb,
    • + Art that produces sounds Nov 29-Mar 15,
    • Sam Donaldson to Speak in San Miguel Jan 29,
    • Zeferino Gutierrez Park will host Candelaria Fair Jan 30-Feb 16,
    • Fábrica La Aurora Art Walk Feb 1,
    • Architectural Walking Tour Feb 6,
    • Writers' Conference Feb 12-16,
    • 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

    Generalissimo Don Ignacio Allende Parade and Concert Jan 20
    It will be through the different forms of art that the Municipal Government will honor Generalissimo Don Ignacio de Allende, starting with a concert by the Symphony Orchestra of the Secretariat of National Defense (SEDENA) on Monday, January 20, in the Garden Main, at 6 in the afternoon.

    That same day, at 7:30 at night, the Torch Parade will take place, which starts from the viewpoint located in Exit Real to Querétaro and continues until you reach Calvario, go down the street of San Francisco, pass in front to the Municipal Palace and you will arrive at the esplanade of the Main Garden.
    Generalissimo Don Ignacio Allende Parade and Concert Jan 20 (sp).

    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).

    PEN Lecture Series:Revelations of a Missionary: My Itinerant Life, Padre Alejandro Solalinde Jan 21
    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:Revelations of a Missionary: My Itinerant Life, Padre Alejandro Solalinde Jan 21.

    Four Churches Walk Jan 23
    Historical perspective of paintings, relics, and statuary of four downtown churches. Meet at 9:45 am in the Jardin, across from the Parroquia, no reservations necessary, 350 peso donation collected on site.
    Every 4th Thursday of each month.
    Benefits Patronato Pro Niños providing healthcare to local children www.patronatoproninos.org.
    Four Churches Walk Jan 23

    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.

    SMA U.S. Consular Agency Town Hall Jan 24
    *** MEETING FULL / NOW WAITLISTED ***
    Posada de la Aldea
    Ancha de San Antonio 15
    4:30 PM

    Topics: Voting and Security Concerns. There will be speakers from the Embassy coming to address these topics. Please RSVP to so they can add you to the wait list.

    TOSMA Organic Market Jan 25
    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 25
    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.

    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.

    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).

    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).


    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.

    Zeferino Gutierrez Park will host Candelaria Fair Jan 30-Feb 16
    Due to the remodeling work of Benito Juárez Park, this year the @GobSMA will carry out the 64th edition of the traditional 'Feria de la Candelaria' of SanMiguelDeAllende at the facilities of the Zeferino Gutiérrez park.
    Due to the remodeling work of the Benito Juárez Park, this year the Municipal Government will hold the 64th edition of the traditional 'Feria de la Candelaria' in the facilities of the Zeferino Gutiérrez park.

    The Candelaria Fair will take place from January 30 to February 16, 2020, where more than 110 nurseries from different municipalities and states of the Mexican Republic will participate, in addition to more than 28 cultural events, workshops and concerts coordinated by the Directorate of Culture and Traditions.

    This fair will offer the sale of plants, flowers, pots, fertilizer, humus and implants for gardening in more than 300 linear meters of tents. The schedule will be from 8 in the morning to 9 at night, while the inauguration will take place on Friday, January 31, at 5 in the afternoon, by the municipal president Luis Alberto Villarreal.
    Municipal Zeferino Gutierrez Park on Google Maps.
    Zeferino Gutierrez Park will host Candelaria Fair (sp).
    See also: Zeferino Gutiérrez park will host Candelaria Fair (sp).

    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.

    Architectural Walking Tour Feb 6
    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 Feb 20.

    Writers' Conference Feb 12-16
    San Miguel Writers Conference and Literary Festival
    15th Anniversary Celebration

    February 12 to 16, 2020

    Register now to insure your choice of events
    Writers' Conference Feb 12-16.

    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.

    ~~~~~~~~~~

    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.

    ~~~~~~~~~~

    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).

    ~~~~~~~~~~
    Google translations. News sites and Facebook pages are on our Links page.

    More in the category Activities and Events and News and Views.

    Register or sign up for our daily email digest.
  • Upcoming Activities and Events Jan 19, 2020

    Upcoming for Jan 19, 2020:
    • What's Happening,
    • + 251 Anniversary Celebration of the Birth of Generalissimo Don Ignacio Allende Jan 17-31,
    • + SAPASMA Water Bill Discount Jan 2 - Feb 28,
    • + Property Tax (Predial) Payment Discount Jan - Feb,
    • + Art that produces sounds Nov 29-Mar 15,
    • Armando un Pancho Jan 21,
    • PEN Lecture Series: Revelations of a Missionary: My Itinerant Life, Padre Alejandro Solalinde Jan 21,
    • Four Churches Walk Jan 23,
    • Experiential Evening About Global Migration Jan 23,
    • TOSMA Organic Market Jan 25,
    • Chess Saturday Jan 25,
    • La Pulga Flea Market Jan 26,
    • Sam Donaldson to Speak in San Miguel Jan 29,
    • Zeferino Gutierrez Park will host Candelaria Fair Jan 30-Feb 16,
    • Fábrica La Aurora Art Walk Feb 1,
    • Architectural Walking Tour Feb 6,
    • Writers' Conference Feb 12-16,
    • 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

    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).

    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).

    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).

    PEN Lecture Series:Revelations of a Missionary: My Itinerant Life, Padre Alejandro Solalinde Jan 21
    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:Revelations of a Missionary: My Itinerant Life, Padre Alejandro Solalinde Jan 21.

    Four Churches Walk Jan 23
    Historical perspective of paintings, relics, and statuary of four downtown churches. Meet at 9:45 am in the Jardin, across from the Parroquia, no reservations necessary, 350 peso donation collected on site.
    Every 4th Thursday of each month.
    Benefits Patronato Pro Niños providing healthcare to local children www.patronatoproninos.org.
    Four Churches Walk Jan 23

    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.

    TOSMA Organic Market Jan 25
    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 25
    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.

    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.

    Zeferino Gutierrez Park will host Candelaria Fair Jan 30-Feb 16
    Due to the remodeling work of Benito Juárez Park, this year the @GobSMA will carry out the 64th edition of the traditional 'Feria de la Candelaria' of SanMiguelDeAllende at the facilities of the Zeferino Gutiérrez park.
    Due to the remodeling work of the Benito Juárez Park, this year the Municipal Government will hold the 64th edition of the traditional 'Feria de la Candelaria' in the facilities of the Zeferino Gutiérrez park.

    The Candelaria Fair will take place from January 30 to February 16, 2020, where more than 110 nurseries from different municipalities and states of the Mexican Republic will participate, in addition to more than 28 cultural events, workshops and concerts coordinated by the Directorate of Culture and Traditions.

    This fair will offer the sale of plants, flowers, pots, fertilizer, humus and implants for gardening in more than 300 linear meters of tents. The schedule will be from 8 in the morning to 9 at night, while the inauguration will take place on Friday, January 31, at 5 in the afternoon, by the municipal president Luis Alberto Villarreal.
    Municipal Zeferino Gutierrez Park on Google Maps.
    Zeferino Gutierrez Park will host Candelaria Fair (sp).
    See also: Zeferino Gutiérrez park will host Candelaria Fair (sp).

    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.

    Architectural Walking Tour Feb 6
    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 Feb 20.

    Writers' Conference Feb 12-16
    San Miguel Writers Conference and Literary Festival
    15th Anniversary Celebration

    February 12 to 16, 2020

    Register now to insure your choice of events
    Writers' Conference Feb 12-16.

    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.

    ~~~~~~~~~~

    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.

    ~~~~~~~~~~

    IMPORTANT: SAPASMA reports: due to leak repair work in calle Acamapixtle, vehicular traffic will be affected after 9:00 PM of the section: Calzada de la Presa to Cuauhtémoc and section: Huitzilopoztli to Cuauhtémoc.

    ~~~~~~~~~~

    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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  • Upcoming Activities and Events Jan 18, 2020

    Upcoming for Jan 18, 2020:
    • What's Happening,
    • Caribbean Nights w/ Duane Forrest Jan 17-18,
    • 251 Anniversary Celebration of the Birth of Generalissimo Don Ignacio Allende Jan 17-31,
    • Beatles Tribute Concert Zeferino Park Jan 18,
    • + 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,
    • PEN Lecture Series: Revelations of a Missionary: My Itinerant Life, Padre Alejandro Solalinde Jan 21,
    • Four Churches Walk Jan 23,
    • Experiential Evening About Global Migration Jan 23,
    • La Pulga Flea Market Jan 26,
    • Sam Donaldson to Speak in San Miguel Jan 29,
    • Zeferino Gutierrez Park will host Candelaria Fair Jan 30-Feb 16,
    • Fábrica La Aurora Art Walk Feb 1,
    • Architectural Walking Tour Feb 6,
    • Writers' Conference Feb 12-16,
    • 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

    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).

    Beatles Tribute Concert Zeferino Park Jan 18
    The Municipal Government, through the Directorate of Culture and Traditions, invites the population to enjoy a symphonic concert in tribute to the Beatles.

    This concert will take place on Saturday, January 18 at 6 pm in the Zeferino Gutierrez Park, with the presentation of a quintet and the pianist Hernán Miranda, admission will be free.

    The pianist Herman Miranda, graduated from the Bachelor of Music of the University of Guanajuato, at 25 years of age, is one of the most recognized pianists nationwide, who currently perfects his technique at the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in Warsaw, Poland, a prestigious institution in the field of music.
    Municipal Zeferino Gutierrez Park on Google Maps.
    Beatles Tribute Concert Zeferino Park Jan 18 (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).

    PEN Lecture Series:Revelations of a Missionary: My Itinerant Life, Padre Alejandro Solalinde Jan 21
    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:Revelations of a Missionary: My Itinerant Life, Padre Alejandro Solalinde Jan 21.

    Four Churches Walk Jan 23
    Historical perspective of paintings, relics, and statuary of four downtown churches. Meet at 9:45 am in the Jardin, across from the Parroquia, no reservations necessary, 350 peso donation collected on site.
    Every 4th Thursday of each month.
    Benefits Patronato Pro Niños providing healthcare to local children www.patronatoproninos.org.
    Four Churches Walk Jan 23

    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.

    Zeferino Gutierrez Park will host Candelaria Fair Jan 30-Feb 16
    Due to the remodeling work of Benito Juárez Park, this year the @GobSMA will carry out the 64th edition of the traditional 'Feria de la Candelaria' of SanMiguelDeAllende at the facilities of the Zeferino Gutiérrez park.
    Due to the remodeling work of the Benito Juárez Park, this year the Municipal Government will hold the 64th edition of the traditional 'Feria de la Candelaria' in the facilities of the Zeferino Gutiérrez park.

    The Candelaria Fair will take place from January 30 to February 16, 2020, where more than 110 nurseries from different municipalities and states of the Mexican Republic will participate, in addition to more than 28 cultural events, workshops and concerts coordinated by the Directorate of Culture and Traditions.

    This fair will offer the sale of plants, flowers, pots, fertilizer, humus and implants for gardening in more than 300 linear meters of tents. The schedule will be from 8 in the morning to 9 at night, while the inauguration will take place on Friday, January 31, at 5 in the afternoon, by the municipal president Luis Alberto Villarreal.
    Municipal Zeferino Gutierrez Park on Google Maps.
    Zeferino Gutierrez Park will host Candelaria Fair (sp).
    See also: Zeferino Gutiérrez park will host Candelaria Fair (sp).

    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.

    Architectural Walking Tour Feb 6
    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 Feb 20.

    Writers' Conference Feb 12-16
    San Miguel Writers Conference and Literary Festival
    15th Anniversary Celebration

    February 12 to 16, 2020

    Register now to insure your choice of events
    Writers' Conference Feb 12-16.

    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.

    ~~~~~~~~~~

    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.

    ~~~~~~~~~~

    IMPORTANT: SAPASMA reports: due to leak repair work in calle Acamapixtle, vehicular traffic will be affected after 9:00 PM of the section: Calzada de la Presa to Cuauhtémoc and section: Huitzilopoztli to Cuauhtémoc.

    ~~~~~~~~~~

    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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  • Upcoming Activities and Events Jan 17, 2020

    Upcoming for Jan 17, 2020:
    • What's Happening,
    • 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,
    • Beatles Tribute Concert Zeferino Park Jan 18,
    • + 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,
    • PEN Lecture Series: Revelations of a Missionary: My Itinerant Life, Padre Alejandro Solalinde Jan 21,
    • Experiential Evening About Global Migration Jan 23,
    • La Pulga Flea Market Jan 26,
    • Sam Donaldson to Speak in San Miguel Jan 29,
    • Zeferino Gutierrez Park will host Candelaria Fair Jan 30-Feb 16,
    • Fábrica La Aurora Art Walk Feb 1,
    • Architectural Walking Tour Feb 6,
    • Writers' Conference Feb 12-16,
    • 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

    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).

    Beatles Tribute Concert Zeferino Park Jan 18
    The Municipal Government, through the Directorate of Culture and Traditions, invites the population to enjoy a symphonic concert in tribute to the Beatles.

    This concert will take place on Saturday, January 18 at 6 pm in the Zeferino Gutierrez Park, with the presentation of a quintet and the pianist Hernán Miranda, admission will be free.

    The pianist Herman Miranda, graduated from the Bachelor of Music of the University of Guanajuato, at 25 years of age, is one of the most recognized pianists nationwide, who currently perfects his technique at the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in Warsaw, Poland, a prestigious institution in the field of music.
    Municipal Zeferino Gutierrez Park on Google Maps.
    Beatles Tribute Concert Zeferino Park Jan 18 (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).

    PEN Lecture Series:Revelations of a Missionary: My Itinerant Life, Padre Alejandro Solalinde Jan 21
    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:Revelations of a Missionary: My Itinerant Life, Padre Alejandro Solalinde Jan 21.

    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.

    Zeferino Gutierrez Park will host Candelaria Fair Jan 30-Feb 16
    Due to the remodeling work of Benito Juárez Park, this year the @GobSMA will carry out the 64th edition of the traditional 'Feria de la Candelaria' of SanMiguelDeAllende at the facilities of the Zeferino Gutiérrez park.
    Due to the remodeling work of the Benito Juárez Park, this year the Municipal Government will hold the 64th edition of the traditional 'Feria de la Candelaria' in the facilities of the Zeferino Gutiérrez park.

    The Candelaria Fair will take place from January 30 to February 16, 2020, where more than 110 nurseries from different municipalities and states of the Mexican Republic will participate, in addition to more than 28 cultural events, workshops and concerts coordinated by the Directorate of Culture and Traditions.

    This fair will offer the sale of plants, flowers, pots, fertilizer, humus and implants for gardening in more than 300 linear meters of tents. The schedule will be from 8 in the morning to 9 at night, while the inauguration will take place on Friday, January 31, at 5 in the afternoon, by the municipal president Luis Alberto Villarreal.
    Municipal Zeferino Gutierrez Park on Google Maps.
    Zeferino Gutierrez Park will host Candelaria Fair (sp).
    See also: Zeferino Gutiérrez park will host Candelaria Fair (sp).

    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.

    Architectural Walking Tour Feb 6
    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 Feb 20.

    Writers' Conference Feb 12-16
    San Miguel Writers Conference and Literary Festival
    15th Anniversary Celebration

    February 12 to 16, 2020

    Register now to insure your choice of events
    Writers' Conference Feb 12-16.

    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.

    ~~~~~~~~~~

    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.

    ~~~~~~~~~~

    IMPORTANT: SAPASMA reports: due to leak repair work in calle Acamapixtle, vehicular traffic will be affected after 9:00 PM of the section: Calzada de la Presa to Cuauhtémoc and section: Huitzilopoztli to Cuauhtémoc.

    ~~~~~~~~~~

    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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  • Upcoming Activities and Events Jan 16, 2020

    Upcoming for Jan 16, 2020:
    • What's Happening,
    • 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,
    • Beatles Tribute Concert Zeferino Park Jan 18,
    • + 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,
    • PEN Lecture Series: Revelations of a Missionary: My Itinerant Life, Padre Alejandro Solalinde Jan 21,
    • Experiential Evening About Global Migration Jan 23,
    • La Pulga Flea Market Jan 26,
    • Sam Donaldson to Speak in San Miguel Jan 29,
    • Zeferino Gutierrez Park will host Candelaria Fair Jan 30-Feb 16,
    • Fábrica La Aurora Art Walk Feb 1,
    • Writers' Conference Feb 12-16,
    • 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

    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).

    Beatles Tribute Concert Zeferino Park Jan 18
    The Municipal Government, through the Directorate of Culture and Traditions, invites the population to enjoy a symphonic concert in tribute to the Beatles.

    This concert will take place on Saturday, January 18 at 6 pm in the Zeferino Gutierrez Park, with the presentation of a quintet and the pianist Hernán Miranda, admission will be free.

    The pianist Herman Miranda, graduated from the Bachelor of Music of the University of Guanajuato, at 25 years of age, is one of the most recognized pianists nationwide, who currently perfects his technique at the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in Warsaw, Poland, a prestigious institution in the field of music.
    Municipal Zeferino Gutierrez Park on Google Maps.
    Beatles Tribute Concert Zeferino Park Jan 18 (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).

    PEN Lecture Series:Revelations of a Missionary: My Itinerant Life, Padre Alejandro Solalinde Jan 21
    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:Revelations of a Missionary: My Itinerant Life, Padre Alejandro Solalinde Jan 21.

    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.

    Zeferino Gutierrez Park will host Candelaria Fair Jan 30-Feb 16
    Due to the remodeling work of Benito Juárez Park, this year the @GobSMA will carry out the 64th edition of the traditional 'Feria de la Candelaria' of SanMiguelDeAllende at the facilities of the Zeferino Gutiérrez park.
    Due to the remodeling work of the Benito Juárez Park, this year the Municipal Government will hold the 64th edition of the traditional 'Feria de la Candelaria' in the facilities of the Zeferino Gutiérrez park.

    The Candelaria Fair will take place from January 30 to February 16, 2020, where more than 110 nurseries from different municipalities and states of the Mexican Republic will participate, in addition to more than 28 cultural events, workshops and concerts coordinated by the Directorate of Culture and Traditions.

    This fair will offer the sale of plants, flowers, pots, fertilizer, humus and implants for gardening in more than 300 linear meters of tents. The schedule will be from 8 in the morning to 9 at night, while the inauguration will take place on Friday, January 31, at 5 in the afternoon, by the municipal president Luis Alberto Villarreal.
    Municipal Zeferino Gutierrez Park on Google Maps.
    Zeferino Gutierrez Park will host Candelaria Fair (sp).
    See also: Zeferino Gutiérrez park will host Candelaria Fair (sp).

    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 Feb 12-16
    San Miguel Writers Conference and Literary Festival
    15th Anniversary Celebration

    February 12 to 16, 2020

    Register now to insure your choice of events
    Writers' Conference Feb 12-16.

    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.

    ~~~~~~~~~~

    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.

    ~~~~~~~~~~

    IMPORTANT: SAPASMA reports: due to leak repair work in calle Acamapixtle, vehicular traffic will be affected after 9:00 PM of the section: Calzada de la Presa to Cuauhtémoc and section: Huitzilopoztli to Cuauhtémoc.

    ~~~~~~~~~~

    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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  • Upcoming Activities and Events Jan 15, 2020

    Upcoming for Jan 15, 2020:
    • What's Happening,
    • 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,
    • PEN Lecture Series: Revelations of a Missionary: My Itinerant Life, Padre Alejandro Solalinde 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 Feb 12-16,
    • 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

    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).

    PEN Lecture Series:Revelations of a Missionary: My Itinerant Life, Padre Alejandro Solalinde Jan 21
    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:Revelations of a Missionary: My Itinerant Life, Padre Alejandro Solalinde Jan 21.

    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 Feb 12-16
    San Miguel Writers Conference and Literary Festival
    15th Anniversary Celebration

    February 12 to 16, 2020

    Register now to insure your choice of events
    Writers' Conference Feb 12-16.

    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.

    ~~~~~~~~~~

    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.

    ~~~~~~~~~~

    Glorieta de Allende Road Work
    ATTENTION Citizens are informed, that at the moment there is work personnel carrying out caring work in the Glorieta de Allende, it is recommended that drivers traveling through the area take precautions, since there is heavy vehicular traffic.

    ~~~~~~~~~~

    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).

    ~~~~~~~~~~
    Google translations. News sites and Facebook pages are on our Links page.

    More in the category Activities and Events and News and Views.

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  • Upcoming Activities and Events Jan 14, 2020

    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.

    ~~~~~~~~~~

    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.

    ~~~~~~~~~~

    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.

    ~~~~~~~~~~

    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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  • Upcoming Activities and Events Jan 13, 2020

    Upcoming for Jan 13, 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.

    ~~~~~~~~~~

    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.

    ~~~~~~~~~~

    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).

    ~~~~~~~~~~
    Google translations. News sites and Facebook pages are on our Links page.

    More in the category Activities and Events and News and Views.

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  • Upcoming Activities and Events Jan 12, 2020

    Upcoming for Jan 12, 2020:
    • What's Happening,
    • Poetry Reading & Book Publishing Party for Gaia Schilke Jan 12,
    • + 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,
    • 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,
    • 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

    Poetry Reading & Book Publishing Party for Gaia Schilke Jan 12
    Please join us for a poetry reading & celebration party for Gaia Schilke's new collection of poetry & illustrations, A Coney Island of the Mind, 4-6pm @ Paprika on Sunday, January 12. Gaia, a performance poet, will read at 5pm. All are welcome!
    Poetry Reading & Book Publishing Party for Gaia Schilke Jan 12.

    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).

    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.

    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.

    ~~~~~~~~~~

    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.

    ~~~~~~~~~~

    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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  • Upcoming Activities and Events Jan 11, 2020

    Upcoming for Jan 11, 2020:
    • What's Happening,
    • TOSMA Organic Market Jan 11,
    • Chess Saturday Jan 11,
    • Poetry Reading & Book Publishing Party for Gaia Schilke Jan 12,
    • + 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,
    • Maryn McKenna : antibiotic resistance- a global health threat Jan 14,
    • Architectural Walking Tour Jan 16,
    • Seminar: The SkyMed Difference Jan 17,
    • 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

    TOSMA Organic Market Jan 11
    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 11
    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.

    Poetry Reading & Book Publishing Party for Gaia Schilke Jan 12
    Please join us for a poetry reading & celebration party for Gaia Schilke's new collection of poetry & illustrations, A Coney Island of the Mind, 4-6pm @ Paprika on Sunday, January 12. Gaia, a performance poet, will read at 5pm. All are welcome!
    Poetry Reading & Book Publishing Party for Gaia Schilke Jan 12.

    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).

    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.

    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.

    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.

    ~~~~~~~~~~

    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.

    ~~~~~~~~~~

    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).

    ~~~~~~~~~~
    Google translations. News sites and Facebook pages are on our Links page.

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  • Upcoming Activities and Events Jan 10, 2020

    Upcoming for Jan 10, 2020:
    • What's Happening,
    • + 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 11,
    • Chess Saturday Jan 11,
    • Poetry Reading & Book Publishing Party for Gaia Schilke Jan 12,
    • Maryn McKenna : antibiotic resistance- a global health threat Jan 14,
    • 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,
    • Scheduled Work and Closures.
    + = continuing activities.

    What's Happening

    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 11
    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 11
    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.

    Poetry Reading & Book Publishing Party for Gaia Schilke Jan 12
    Please join us for a poetry reading & celebration party for Gaia Schilke's new collection of poetry & illustrations, A Coney Island of the Mind, 4-6pm @ Paprika on Sunday, January 12. Gaia, a performance poet, will read at 5pm. All are welcome!
    Poetry Reading & Book Publishing Party for Gaia Schilke Jan 12.

    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.

    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.

    ~~~~~~~~~~

    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.

    ~~~~~~~~~~

    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).

    ~~~~~~~~~~
    Google translations. News sites and Facebook pages are on our Links page.

    More in the category Activities and Events and News and Views.

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  • Upcoming Activities and Events Jan 9, 2020

    Upcoming for Jan 9, 2020:
    • What's Happening,
    • The Game Changers Jan 9,
    • + 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 11,
    • Chess Saturday Jan 11,
    • Poetry Reading & Book Publishing Party for Gaia Schilke Jan 12,
    • Maryn McKenna : antibiotic resistance- a global health threat Jan 14,
    • 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,
    • Scheduled Work and Closures.
    + = continuing activities.

    What's Happening

    The Game Changers - Documentary on Vegan Life Jan 9
    3:00 pm - 4:30 pm. 100 pesos. Shelter Theater.
    Advance tickets not available. Tickets available at the door 1/2 hour before the event.
    The Game Changers - Documentary on Vegan Life Jan 9.

    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
    Pay the 2020 tax in January for a 15% discount. 10% discount if paid in February.
    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 11
    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 11
    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.

    Poetry Reading & Book Publishing Party for Gaia Schilke Jan 12
    Please join us for a poetry reading & celebration party for Gaia Schilke's new collection of poetry & illustrations, A Coney Island of the Mind, 4-6pm @ Paprika on Sunday, January 12. Gaia, a performance poet, will read at 5pm. All are welcome!
    Poetry Reading & Book Publishing Party for Gaia Schilke Jan 12.

    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.

    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.

    ~~~~~~~~~~

    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.

    ~~~~~~~~~~

    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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  • Upcoming Activities and Events Jan 8, 2020

    Upcoming for Jan 8, 2020:
    • What's Happening,
    • Caravan of Kings Jan 8,
    • The Game Changers Jan 9,
    • + 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 11,
    • Chess Saturday Jan 11,
    • Poetry Reading & Book Publishing Party for Gaia Schilke Jan 12,
    • Maryn McKenna : antibiotic resistance- a global health threat Jan 14,
    • 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,
    • Scheduled Work and Closures.
    + = continuing activities.

    What's Happening

    Caravan of Kings Jan 8
    Come with your family to the traditional Caravan of Kings from #SanMiguelDeLaGente . Wednesday, January 8, 3:30 p.m. We start from Fábrica La Aurora towards a new space for San Miguel residents: the Zeferino Gutierrez Park.
    Behind the La Aurora factory, at the entrance to popular colonies such as San Luis Rey, Pancho Villa, among others.
    With an investment of 34 million 620 thousand pesos, the municipal president @VillarrealGTO accompanied by the governor of the State, @diegosinhue, will inaugurate the Zeferino Gutierrez park on January 8, 2020.
    This space that is located in the Barrio del Obraje will benefit more than 3,600 San Miguel residents, who will enjoy a recreational and amusement public park, with an extension greater than that of the “Benito Juárez” park. ...

    Throughout 19 thousand 406 square meters, the integral plan of the work was from the leveling of the land, compaction of the hydraulic concrete pavement, the installation of drainage and drinking water, as well as the trimmings and sidewalks.
    Zeferino Gutierrez Park will open (sp).

    The Game Changers - Documentary on Vegan Life Jan 9
    3:00 pm - 4:30 pm. 100 pesos. Shelter Theater.
    Advance tickets not available. Tickets available at the door 1/2 hour before the event.
    The Game Changers - Documentary on Vegan Life Jan 9.

    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
    Pay the 2020 tax in January for a 15% discount. 10% discount if paid in February.
    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 11
    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 11
    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.

    Poetry Reading & Book Publishing Party for Gaia Schilke Jan 12
    Please join us for a poetry reading & celebration party for Gaia Schilke's new collection of poetry & illustrations, A Coney Island of the Mind, 4-6pm @ Paprika on Sunday, January 12. Gaia, a performance poet, will read at 5pm. All are welcome!
    Poetry Reading & Book Publishing Party for Gaia Schilke Jan 12.

    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.

    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.

    ~~~~~~~~~~

    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.

    ~~~~~~~~~~

    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).

    ~~~~~~~~~~
    Google translations. News sites and Facebook pages are on our Links page.

    More in the category Activities and Events and News and Views.

    Register or sign up for our daily email digest.
  • Upcoming Activities and Events Jan 7, 2020

    Upcoming for Jan 7, 2020:
    • What's Happening,
    • Caravan of Kings Jan 8,
    • The Game Changers Jan 9,
    • + 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 11,
    • Chess Saturday Jan 11,
    • Poetry Reading & Book Publishing Party for Gaia Schilke Jan 12,
    • Maryn McKenna : antibiotic resistance- a global health threat Jan 14,
    • 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,
    • Scheduled Work and Closures.
    + = continuing activities.

    What's Happening

    Caravan of Kings Jan 8
    Come with your family to the traditional Caravan of Kings from #SanMiguelDeLaGente . Wednesday, January 8, 3:30 p.m. We start from Fábrica La Aurora towards a new space for San Miguel residents: the Zeferino Gutierrez Park.
    Behind the La Aurora factory, at the entrance to popular colonies such as San Luis Rey, Pancho Villa, among others.
    With an investment of 34 million 620 thousand pesos, the municipal president @VillarrealGTO accompanied by the governor of the State, @diegosinhue, will inaugurate the Zeferino Gutierrez park on January 8, 2020.
    This space that is located in the Barrio del Obraje will benefit more than 3,600 San Miguel residents, who will enjoy a recreational and amusement public park, with an extension greater than that of the “Benito Juárez” park. ...

    Throughout 19 thousand 406 square meters, the integral plan of the work was from the leveling of the land, compaction of the hydraulic concrete pavement, the installation of drainage and drinking water, as well as the trimmings and sidewalks.
    Zeferino Gutierrez Park will open (sp).

    The Game Changers - Documentary on Vegan Life Jan 9
    3:00 pm - 4:30 pm. 100 pesos. Shelter Theater.
    Advance tickets not available. Tickets available at the door 1/2 hour before the event.
    The Game Changers - Documentary on Vegan Life Jan 9.

    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
    Pay the 2020 tax in January for a 15% discount. 10% discount if paid in February.
    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 11
    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 11
    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.

    Poetry Reading & Book Publishing Party for Gaia Schilke Jan 12
    Please join us for a poetry reading & celebration party for Gaia Schilke's new collection of poetry & illustrations, A Coney Island of the Mind, 4-6pm @ Paprika on Sunday, January 12. Gaia, a performance poet, will read at 5pm. All are welcome!
    Poetry Reading & Book Publishing Party for Gaia Schilke Jan 12.

    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.

    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.

    ~~~~~~~~~~

    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.

    ~~~~~~~~~~

    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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  • Upcoming Activities and Events Jan 5, 2020

    Upcoming for Jan 5, 2020:
    • What's Happening,
    • RAFFLE, will be drawn Monday Jan 6,
    • + Feria De Reyes Jan 1-5,
    • + SAPASMA Water Bill Discount Jan 2 - Feb 28,
    • + Property Tax (Predial) Payment Discount Jan - Feb,
    • + Art that produces sounds Nov 29-Mar 15,
    • The Game Changers Jan 9,
    • TOSMA Organic Market Jan 11,
    • Chess Saturday Jan 11,
    • Maryn McKenna : antibiotic resistance- a global health threat Jan 14,
    • 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,
    • Scheduled Work and Closures.
    + = continuing activities.

    What's Happening

    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

    Feria De Reyes Jan 1-5
    The #FeriaDeReyes2020 in the new location: Tianguis plates from Tuesday #SanMiguelDeLaGente , from January 1 to 5, personally deliver your letter to the Magi. Remember that we will raffle 10 bicycles.

    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
    Pay the 2020 tax in January for a 15% discount. 10% discount if paid in February.
    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).

    Santuario Felino Rey Ashoka, A.C. RAFFLE, will be drawn Monday Jan 6
    Monday 6th at 8.30am our Raffle will be drawn. We still need to sell numbers, you can get them at Cafe La Ventana, Sollano 11, or paypal
    We need your support to take care of our cats Santuario Felino Rey Ashoka, A.C.
    Cost: 10 pesos/number. 1st prize 1,250 pesos. 2nd pirce 750 pesos. Thanks!!!
    Santuario Felino Rey Ashoka, A.C. RAFFLE, will be drawn Monday Jan 6.

    The Game Changers - Documentary on Vegan Life Jan 9
    3:00 pm - 4:30 pm. 100 pesos. Shelter Theater.
    Advance tickets not available. Tickets available at the door 1/2 hour before the event.
    The Game Changers - Documentary on Vegan Life Jan 9.

    TOSMA Organic Market Jan 11
    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 11
    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.

    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.

    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.

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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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    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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