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  • Upcoming Activities and Events Dec 7, 2019

    Upcoming for Dec 7, 2019:
    • What's Happening,
    • The Christmas Eve Fair Dec 6-25,
    • Culture of India in SMA Dec 6-7,
    • The lighting of Christmas trees Dec 7-8,
    • TOSMA Organic Market Dec 7,
    • Chess Saturday Oct Dec 7,
    • Christmas Bazaar December weekends,
    • Fábrica La Aurora Art Walk Dec 7,
    • Celebrate the Immaculate Conception Dec 8,
    • + 7th International Theater Festival Dec 1-7,
    • + The Roommate Dec 5-8;12-15,
    • + Organ Festival in SMA Oct 27-Dec 18,
    • + Art Exhibition: Rafael Coronel ...to mid Dec,
    • + Santa Ana Café Exhibit Nov 16-Jan 4,
    • + Art that produces sounds Nov 29-Mar 15,
    • Pam Ronald: The Future of Food Dec 12,
    • La Pulga Flea Market Dec 15,
    • Geek & Coffee Christmas Bazaar Dec 15,
    • Amigos de Animales Fundraiser Dec 18,
    • "AN ACT OF GOD" Dec 18-22,
    • Amigos de Animales Garage Sale Dec 20-21,
    • ETHIOPIAN DINNER: An Enchanting Night on La Playa Dec 27,
    • Scheduled Road Work and Closures.
    + = continuing activities.

    What's Happening

    The Christmas Eve Fair has a new venue: the Cardo parking lot
    #PorSiOcupas the Christmas Eve fair indicates tomorrow in San Miguel de Allende; This will be the 20th edition and will have a new headquarters.
    (Today) begins the Christmas Eve Fair in San Miguel de Allende, but with a new headquarters: the Cardo parking lot. As Juarez Park is being remodeled, the headquarters were changed and now 6 exhibitors will take their plants and Christmas Eve to the parking facilities that are currently operated ...
    The Christmas Eve Fair has a new venue: the Cardo parking lot (sp).

    A little of the culture of India will arrive this Friday in San Miguel de Allende Dec 6-7
    This weekend, the culture and traditions of India will arrive in San Miguel de Allende. On the 6th and 7th of December, the First Festival of India will be held in the Civic Square that will be a “little taste” of India in San Miguel de Allende, presenting the group “The Sun of ...
    A little of the culture of India will arrive this Friday in San Miguel de Allende

    The lighting of Christmas trees Dec 7-8
    Join us with your family this December 7 and 8 in the lighting of the Christmas tree at 6:30 p.m. Saturday in the Old Plaza de Armas and Sunday in the Atrium of the Parish of San Antonio.
    In the public squares of San Miguel de Allende the Christmas Trees are mounted, which this year 2019 will accompany the holidays in the historic center of the city, so that the inhabitants and tourists live with us the party. In the Civic Square is the Christmas tree again, it is the ...
    Christmas tree is mounted in the Civic Square and San Antonio; Hermes Arroyo will place the birth (sp).

    TOSMA Organic Market Dec 7
    The TOSMA market is located outside at Mercado Sano. Every Saturday 9 am - 4 pm.
    TOSMA Organic Market.

    Chess at Cafe Arab'ella Saturday Dec 7
    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.

    Christmas Bazaar December weekends
    On Saturdays and Sundays of December we invite you to #BazarNavideño , where the talent and dedication of the people of San Miguel are reflected in the products they have for you. We wait for you from 10 to 18 hrs. at El Cardo Parking in #SanMiguelDeLaGente

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

    The alborada returns to its origins, they will celebrate the Immaculate Conception this weekend
    After 95 years the alborada returns to its origins, celebrating the Immaculate Conception in the Temple of the Purest Conception better known as "The Nuns".

    The bells of the Temple of “Las Monjas” organize this tradition that they seek to recover, which is why they invite the citizens to accompany them at dawn on Sunday, December 8 at 4:30 am on the Calzada de la Aurora, at the height of the Old Factory "La Aurora".

    The alborada returns to its origins, they will celebrate the Immaculate Conception this weekend (sp).

    The 7th International Theater Festival arrives in December at SMA
    In the first days of #diciembre the seventh arrives in the city #Festival from #Teatro to #SanMigueldeAllende and here is all the information of the places where there will be works and all will be free.
    From December 1 to 7, the Municipal Government, in coordination with the Teatro en la Calle group, will hold the Seventh International Theater Festival. This year, the billboard includes theater companies from Colombia, Argentina, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Zacatecas, Querétaro, Tlaxcala, Veracruz and Guanajuato, which will be presented free of charge in different ...
    The 7th International Theater Festival arrives in December at SMA

    A Female Odd Couple Bring Hilarity to The Roommate, Dec 5-8,12-15
    In playwright Jen Silverman’s two-hander, The Roommate, Sharon, a divorced Iowa housewife in her fifties, is seeking a woman her age to share her spacious house. She gets her roommate and a lot more than she bargained for in Robyn, a lesbian vegan from the Bronx with a shady past and a ...
    A Female Odd Couple Bring Hilarity to The Roommate,.

    The 4th Organ Festival is held in San Miguel Oct 27-Dec 18
    From October 27 to December 18, the 4th Organ Festival will be held in San Miguel de Allende. This edition is dedicated to RP Socorro Govea, priest of the Temple of the Oratory and great organist, most events are free.

    The Festival was born in 2016, it is a 100% Sanmiguelense independent court event. The initiators are the Organist Masters, Josue Martinez and Ramiro Granados. In this edition Master Miguel Angel Espinosa is incorporated together with Master Ricardo Castro
    The 4th Organ Festival is held in San Miguel (sp).

    Art Exhibition of the Work of Rafael Coronel ...to Mid Dec
    For three months in San Miguel de Allende the work of Rafael Coronel will be exhibited.

    Lourdes Sosa, the director of the gallery of the same name and in charge of the work, said there are 29 works that will be exhibited in the halls of the Tourist Council / Office of Tourism across from the Parroquia. Enter the exhibition through the Office of Tourism.

    He said that there are unpublished works, which he did at the end of his life in this May of 2019, so a group of oil works, drawings, bronzes from the ages of 70, 80, 90 and more are presented.
    Art Exhibition of the Work of Rafael Coronel Inaugurated (sp).

    Santa Ana Café Exhibit Celebrates the Diversity Within Mexican Identity Nov 16-Jan 4
    On Saturday, November 16, the exhibit The Eyes of México, a series of large-format portraits, opens at the La Biblioteca in the Café Santa Ana. Self-taught artist Ana Ragá studied product design at Universidad Iberoamericana and textile design at the School of Design of Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes. But, she ...
    New Santa Ana Café Exhibit Celebrates the Diversity Within Mexican Identity.

    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

    Pam Ronald: The Future of Food Dec 12
    Join Pam as she leads us on a journey from the research labs to the fields, negotiating a tricky political, economic and cultural landscape in between. Along the way we’ll learn about groundbreaking advances in artificial breeding techniques and the real world challenges that farmers face every day.

    Dr. Pamela Ronald is a distinguished professor in the Department of Plant Pathology and the Genome Center at UC Davis. She also serves as director of the UC Davis Institute for Food and Agricultural Literacy, and is the recipient of awards and honors too numerous to mention here.

    Pam’s presentation will conclude with a Q&A session, followed by an informal reception with free botanas and beverages available for purchase. You won’t want to miss this!
    5 pm
    Pam Ronald: The Future of Food

    La Pulga Flea Market Dec 15
    Sunday Nov 24 , 11 am - 3 pm, Salón Los Pinos, Salida a Querétaro #145.
    Since 2011. Free admission.
    La Pulga Flea Market San Miguel.

    Geek & Coffee Christmas Bazaar Dec 15
    We join ecological awareness efforts, for a #NavidadSustentable , like the Geek & Coffee Christmas Bazaar that will take place this December 15 from 11:00 AM, where we will be present with the campaign #CeroPlásticoMásVida

    Amigos de Animales Fundraiser Dec 18
    Food, Drinks, Fashion & Fun Fundraiser in support of Amigos de Animales on December 18, from 6pm to be held at a beautiful colonial home in Centro. Address will be disclosed upon purchasing tickets. Come join fellow animal lovers for a fun evening where you can preview and purchase some of our Fabulous Designer Fashions collected for our upcoming Garage Sale on December 20 & 21.
    Amigos de Animales Fundraiser Dec 18.

    "AN ACT OF GOD" Back by popular command! Dec. 18-22
    Based on former Daily Show head writer David Javerbaum’s 2011 book that was heralded as “like the Bible, if the Bible were narrated by Mel Brooks on crack-laced manna,” AN ACT OF GOD features Erik Zavala as the Creator himself with a little help from two “Genesistants,” Rodrigo Demian and Sebastian Vallin, the archangels Gabriel and Michael.

    DECEMBER 18-19-20-21-22 FIVE MATINEES at 3 PM.
    "AN ACT OF GOD" Back by popular command! Dec. 18-22.

    Amigos de Animales Garage Sale Dec 20-21
    Huge Garage Sale to be held on December 20 & 21 from 9am at Calle Zacateros #79. All proceeds to go to Amigos de Animales.
    Amigos de Animales Garage Sale Dec 20-21.

    ETHIOPIAN DINNER: An Enchanting Night on La Playa Dec 27
    Join us for an Ethiopian feast / special menu on the Playa. $700 mxn per person if you reserve before Dec 21. Cocktails served at 7pm, Dinner at 8pm. Reservations Required and Limited space available.
    ETHIOPIAN DINNER: An Enchanting Night on La Playa Dec 27.

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    Scheduled Road 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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    ROAD ALERT
    Asphalt binder maintenance and conservation works continue in the José Zavala Libramiento by the
    @SCT_Guanajuato. Drive with caution. Use alternate ways. Traffic in both directions.

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    The Arcade of Guadalupe Avenue, the goodbye to the trees and the 'cooperacha' that the tenants ask for
    Derived from the application of the “Maintenance and conservation of streets” program that runs the infrastructure and public works management, Guadalupe Avenue will have partial closure of streets from September 21.
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    San Miguel public works project is 85% complete: mayor
    San Miguel de Allende Mayor Luis Alberto Villarreal said Sunday the public works project on the Avenida Guadalupe is 85% complete. ...

    The mayor repeated his promise to have the project completed in less than 90 days, and announced there will be an inauguration ceremony on December 12.
    San Miguel public works project is 85% complete: mayor.
    See also: Works supervised in San Miguel de Allende (sp).

    Problems finding the new urban and suburban route in the San Juan De Dios area? Check this out:
    Did you return to work Monday and realize that in the area of San Juan De Dios there are a lot of closed streets and others with opposite directions? Well, the rehabilitation work started on Guadalupe Avenue, so ...
    Problems finding the new urban and suburban route in the San Juan De Dios area? Check this out: (sp).

    As part of the dignification of this area, this Saturday, September 21 will begin the rehabilitation work of the stamped concrete pavement on Guadalupe Avenue, from the section that goes from the Station Road to the Avenue Independence.

    For this reason, there will be total closure of the section that goes from Calzada de la Estación to San Rafael street and the section of Antonio Villanueva to Insurgentes, during the first stage of this action.
    Rehabilitation Work In Avenida Guadalupe Begins (sp).

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    Traffic Light Project
    After almost 24 hours of maneuvering, the equestrian sculpture of General Don Ignacio Allende was removed, with the intention of completely restoring it. The works at the Glorieta Allende will continue. Take precautions!
    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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  • Brief News and Views Dec 6, 2019

    Dec 6, 2019:
    • Over 5 thousand Christmas Eve flowers placed in SMA,
    • In 8 months, nearly 12,000 domestic workers signed up with IMSS
    • Christmas Bazaar,
    • The Christmas Eve Fair has a new venue: the Cardo parking lot,
    • Culture of India in SMA,
    • Ana Daniela Vega's alleged feminicide captured,
    • Commando raids addictions treatment center and kidnaps 26 youths,
    • US Targets Wage-Repression Model in Mexico,
    • Inflation Is Coming?
    • Even 50-year-old climate models correctly predicted global warming.

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    Local News Sites
    Looking for more news? These are our top local news sites:
    San Miguel Times | Atención* | Noticias Con Valor (sp) | News San Miguel (sp).
    See our Links page for more news sites.
    * - The Atención website has not been working for over a week.
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    They place more than 5 thousand Christmas Eve flowers in Jardines de San Miguel
    More than 5 thousand Christmas Eve flowers will be placed by the Environment and Sustainability Directorate in different points of #SanMiguelDeAllende during this period of time.
    The director Francisco Peyret, informed that the placement began last Monday in the Civic Square, Plaza de la Soledad, San Francisco Garden, San Antonio Garden, as well as San Felipe Square and Glorieta World Heritage Site, among others, the which will be withdrawn in January 2020. ...

    Christmas Eve (La Nochebuena) is a flower native to Mexico. It is one of the most important products in the field of ornamental plants in the country. Its name in Nahuatl is 'Cuetlaxochitl' and means “Flower that withers”, although there are also other possible translations such as “leather flower”.
    They place more than 5 thousand Christmas Eve flowers in Jardines de San Miguel (sp).

    In 8 months, nearly 12,000 domestic workers signed up with IMSS
    Cleaners, cooks, live-in maids, babysitters and gardeners are among the employees eligible.

    Almost 12,000 domestic workers have been enrolled in the IMSS social security scheme since a pilot program began eight months ago, director Zoé Robledo said on Thursday. ...

    The Mexican Social Security Institute chief called for more employers to register their domestic workers for social security using the IMSS website trabajadorasdelhogar.gob.mx.
    In 8 months, nearly 12,000 domestic workers signed up with IMSS.
    See also: More than 11 thousand domestic workers have been affiliated with IMSS in eight months: Zoé Robledo (sp).

    Christmas Bazaar December weekends
    On Saturdays and Sundays of December we invite you to #BazarNavideño , where the talent and dedication of the people of San Miguel are reflected in the products they have for you. We wait for you from 10 to 18 hrs. at El Cardo Parking in #SanMiguelDeLaGente

    The Christmas Eve Fair has a new venue: the Cardo parking lot
    #PorSiOcupas the Christmas Eve fair indicates tomorrow in San Miguel de Allende; This will be the 20th edition and will have a new headquarters.
    (Today) begins the Christmas Eve Fair in San Miguel de Allende, but with a new headquarters: the Cardo parking lot. As Juarez Park is being remodeled, the headquarters were changed and now 6 exhibitors will take their plants and Christmas Eve to the parking facilities that are currently operated ...
    The Christmas Eve Fair has a new venue: the Cardo parking lot (sp).

    A little of the culture of India will arrive this Friday in San Miguel de Allende
    This weekend, the culture and traditions of India will arrive in San Miguel de Allende. On the 6th and 7th of December, the First Festival of India will be held in the Civic Square that will be a “little taste” of India in San Miguel de Allende, presenting the group “The Sun of ...
    A little of the culture of India will arrive this Friday in San Miguel de Allende.

    Ana Daniela Vega's alleged feminicide captured
    The @FGEGUANAJUATO announced the capture of Jonathan, originally from #Leon , alleged feminicide of Ana Daniela Vega, former student of the @UdeGuanajuato.
    The State Attorney General's Office reports on the progress in the investigation into the death of Ana Daniela, which occurred last Saturday, November 30, at her home in the city of Guanajuato, once the reports on genetics, chemistry have been held Forensic and criminalistics corroborates the participation of a third person in the death of the young woman.

    The Prosecutor's Office points out that with the technical, technological and field work that the Criminal Investigation Agency has been developing, and the collaboration of the Secretary of Public Security of the State, which through its surveillance cameras provided them with various images and combined with those that the expert analysts reviewed, it was possible to establish the presence of a male person on November 29 at night in the victim's house.

    In addition, it was possible to locate and identify a vehicle in which he arrived and leaves the place during the early morning this person, who has been identified as Jonathan, 29 years old, who had maintained a relationship with the girl, according to the testimonies of close friends, revealing itself in a certain way that it was this person who was the night of the crime in the house of the young Ana Daniela.
    Ana Daniela Vega's alleged feminicide captured (sp).

    Commando raids addictions treatment center, kidnaps 26 youths
    A commando of armed civilians broke into an addictions treatment center in Irapuato, Guanajuato, and kidnapped more than two dozen youths early Wednesday morning.

    Initial reports indicate that the attackers were looking for one patient in particular, but took at least 26 in the raid.
    Commando raids addictions treatment center, kidnaps 26 youths.
    See also: They send 150 elements of the FSPE to Irapuato, after kidnapping 20 young people from a Rehabilitation Center (sp).

    US Targets Wage-Repression Model in Mexico, Demands Inspections, Industry Has a Cow
    NAFTA 2.0 gets complicated for US & global manufacturers, particularly automakers.

    This week, an 11th-hour demand from Democrat members of the U.S. Congress concerning the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), the trade agreement to replace NAFTA, has put Mexico’s government and global manufacturers in a tight spot. The U.S. lawmakers are calling for a program of inspections to enforce the beefed up labor standards included in the new deal, along with meaningful penalties for companies that don’t comply — including the imposition of tariffs on the goods they manufacture.
    US Targets Wage-Repression Model in Mexico, Demands Inspections, Industry Has a Cow.

    Inflation Is Coming: All the Trends That Were Deflationary Are Slowly Going in Reverse
    But of all potential economic outcomes, the one least anticipated and least priced in, is an uptick in inflation.

    Investing is all about probabilities. If the perceived odds of an event are high, certain securities will be priced based on those expected probabilities. The corollary is that when an event is perceived as almost impossible, securities do not price in any chance of it occurring. If that event does occur, all sorts of securities need to re-price—often quite rapidly. I like to spend my time pondering what potential events the market completely ignores. Of all potential economic outcomes, the one that is least anticipated and least priced in, is an uptick in inflation.
    Inflation Is Coming: All the Trends That Were Deflationary Are Slowly Going in Reverse.

    Even 50-year-old climate models correctly predicted global warming
    Climate change doubters have a favorite target: climate models. They claim that computer simulations conducted decades ago didn’t accurately predict current warming, so the public should be wary of the predictive power of newer models. Now, the most sweeping evaluation of these older models—some half a century old—shows most of them were indeed accurate.

    “How much warming we are having today is pretty much right on where models have predicted,” says the study’s lead author, Zeke Hausfather, a graduate student at the University of California, Berkeley.
    Even 50-year-old climate models correctly predicted global warming.

    Thanks for reading!

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  • Upcoming Activities and Events Dec 6, 2019

    Upcoming for Dec 6, 2019:
    • What's Happening,
    • The Christmas Eve Fair Dec 6-25,
    • Culture of India in SMA Dec 6-7,
    • The lighting of Christmas trees Dec 7-8,
    • TOSMA Organic Market Dec 7,
    • Chess Saturday Oct Dec 7,
    • Christmas Bazaar December weekends,
    • Fábrica La Aurora Art Walk Dec 7,
    • + Scrap Pickup Dec 5-6,
    • + 7th International Theater Festival Dec 1-7,
    • + The Roommate Dec 5-8;12-15,
    • + Organ Festival in SMA Oct 27-Dec 18,
    • + Art Exhibition: Rafael Coronel ...to mid Dec,
    • + Santa Ana Café Exhibit Nov 16-Jan 4,
    • + Art that produces sounds Nov 29-Mar 15,
    • Pam Ronald: The Future of Food Dec 12,
    • La Pulga Flea Market Dec 15,
    • Amigos de Animales Fundraiser Dec 18,
    • "AN ACT OF GOD" Dec 18-22,
    • Amigos de Animales Garage Sale Dec 20-21,
    • Scheduled Road Work and Closures.
    + = continuing activities.

    What's Happening

    The Christmas Eve Fair has a new venue: the Cardo parking lot
    #PorSiOcupas the Christmas Eve fair indicates tomorrow in San Miguel de Allende; This will be the 20th edition and will have a new headquarters.
    (Today) begins the Christmas Eve Fair in San Miguel de Allende, but with a new headquarters: the Cardo parking lot. As Juarez Park is being remodeled, the headquarters were changed and now 6 exhibitors will take their plants and Christmas Eve to the parking facilities that are currently operated ...
    The Christmas Eve Fair has a new venue: the Cardo parking lot (sp).

    A little of the culture of India will arrive this Friday in San Miguel de Allende Dec 6-7
    This weekend, the culture and traditions of India will arrive in San Miguel de Allende. On the 6th and 7th of December, the First Festival of India will be held in the Civic Square that will be a “little taste” of India in San Miguel de Allende, presenting the group “The Sun of ...
    A little of the culture of India will arrive this Friday in San Miguel de Allende

    The lighting of Christmas trees Dec 7-8
    Join us with your family this December 7 and 8 in the lighting of the Christmas tree at 6:30 p.m. Saturday in the Old Plaza de Armas and Sunday in the Atrium of the Parish of San Antonio.
    In the public squares of San Miguel de Allende the Christmas Trees are mounted, which this year 2019 will accompany the holidays in the historic center of the city, so that the inhabitants and tourists live with us the party. In the Civic Square is the Christmas tree again, it is the ...
    Christmas tree is mounted in the Civic Square and San Antonio; Hermes Arroyo will place the birth (sp).

    TOSMA Organic Market Dec 7
    The TOSMA market is located outside at Mercado Sano. Every Saturday 9 am - 4 pm.
    TOSMA Organic Market.

    Chess at Cafe Arab'ella Saturday Dec 7
    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.

    Christmas Bazaar December weekends
    On Saturdays and Sundays of December we invite you to #BazarNavideño , where the talent and dedication of the people of San Miguel are reflected in the products they have for you. We wait for you from 10 to 18 hrs. at El Cardo Parking in #SanMiguelDeLaGente

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

    Scrap Pickup Dec 5-6
    Follow the path of our cleaning brigades as part of the 2nd Campaign of the Domestic Garbage, Electronic Waste and Special Management Waste Collection Program. For #SanMiguelDeLaGente clean, add yourself taking out your pots and cleaning the front of your house.

    The 7th International Theater Festival arrives in December at SMA
    In the first days of #diciembre the seventh arrives in the city #Festival from #Teatro to #SanMigueldeAllende and here is all the information of the places where there will be works and all will be free.
    From December 1 to 7, the Municipal Government, in coordination with the Teatro en la Calle group, will hold the Seventh International Theater Festival. This year, the billboard includes theater companies from Colombia, Argentina, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Zacatecas, Querétaro, Tlaxcala, Veracruz and Guanajuato, which will be presented free of charge in different ...
    The 7th International Theater Festival arrives in December at SMA

    A Female Odd Couple Bring Hilarity to The Roommate, Dec 5-8,12-15
    In playwright Jen Silverman’s two-hander, The Roommate, Sharon, a divorced Iowa housewife in her fifties, is seeking a woman her age to share her spacious house. She gets her roommate and a lot more than she bargained for in Robyn, a lesbian vegan from the Bronx with a shady past and a ...
    A Female Odd Couple Bring Hilarity to The Roommate,.

    The 4th Organ Festival is held in San Miguel Oct 27-Dec 18
    From October 27 to December 18, the 4th Organ Festival will be held in San Miguel de Allende. This edition is dedicated to RP Socorro Govea, priest of the Temple of the Oratory and great organist, most events are free.

    The Festival was born in 2016, it is a 100% Sanmiguelense independent court event. The initiators are the Organist Masters, Josue Martinez and Ramiro Granados. In this edition Master Miguel Angel Espinosa is incorporated together with Master Ricardo Castro
    The 4th Organ Festival is held in San Miguel (sp).

    Art Exhibition of the Work of Rafael Coronel ...to Mid Dec
    For three months in San Miguel de Allende the work of Rafael Coronel will be exhibited.

    Lourdes Sosa, the director of the gallery of the same name and in charge of the work, said there are 29 works that will be exhibited in the halls of the Tourist Council / Office of Tourism across from the Parroquia. Enter the exhibition through the Office of Tourism.

    He said that there are unpublished works, which he did at the end of his life in this May of 2019, so a group of oil works, drawings, bronzes from the ages of 70, 80, 90 and more are presented.
    Art Exhibition of the Work of Rafael Coronel Inaugurated (sp).

    Santa Ana Café Exhibit Celebrates the Diversity Within Mexican Identity Nov 16-Jan 4
    On Saturday, November 16, the exhibit The Eyes of México, a series of large-format portraits, opens at the La Biblioteca in the Café Santa Ana. Self-taught artist Ana Ragá studied product design at Universidad Iberoamericana and textile design at the School of Design of Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes. But, she ...
    New Santa Ana Café Exhibit Celebrates the Diversity Within Mexican Identity.

    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

    Pam Ronald: The Future of Food Dec 12
    Join Pam as she leads us on a journey from the research labs to the fields, negotiating a tricky political, economic and cultural landscape in between. Along the way we’ll learn about groundbreaking advances in artificial breeding techniques and the real world challenges that farmers face every day.

    Dr. Pamela Ronald is a distinguished professor in the Department of Plant Pathology and the Genome Center at UC Davis. She also serves as director of the UC Davis Institute for Food and Agricultural Literacy, and is the recipient of awards and honors too numerous to mention here.

    Pam’s presentation will conclude with a Q&A session, followed by an informal reception with free botanas and beverages available for purchase. You won’t want to miss this!
    5 pm
    Pam Ronald: The Future of Food

    La Pulga Flea Market Dec 15
    Sunday Nov 24 , 11 am - 3 pm, Salón Los Pinos, Salida a Querétaro #145.
    Since 2011. Free admission.
    La Pulga Flea Market San Miguel.

    Amigos de Animales Fundraiser Dec 18
    Food, Drinks, Fashion & Fun Fundraiser in support of Amigos de Animales on December 18, from 6pm to be held at a beautiful colonial home in Centro. Address will be disclosed upon purchasing tickets. Come join fellow animal lovers for a fun evening where you can preview and purchase some of our Fabulous Designer Fashions collected for our upcoming Garage Sale on December 20 & 21.
    Amigos de Animales Fundraiser Dec 18.

    "AN ACT OF GOD" Back by popular command! Dec. 18-22
    Based on former Daily Show head writer David Javerbaum’s 2011 book that was heralded as “like the Bible, if the Bible were narrated by Mel Brooks on crack-laced manna,” AN ACT OF GOD features Erik Zavala as the Creator himself with a little help from two “Genesistants,” Rodrigo Demian and Sebastian Vallin, the archangels Gabriel and Michael.

    DECEMBER 18-19-20-21-22 FIVE MATINEES at 3 PM.
    "AN ACT OF GOD" Back by popular command! Dec. 18-22.

    Amigos de Animales Garage Sale Dec 20-21
    Huge Garage Sale to be held on December 20 & 21 from 9am at Calle Zacateros #79. All proceeds to go to Amigos de Animales.
    Amigos de Animales Garage Sale Dec 20-21.

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    Scheduled Road 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.

    ~~~~~~~~~~

    The Arcade of Guadalupe Avenue, the goodbye to the trees and the 'cooperacha' that the tenants ask for
    Derived from the application of the “Maintenance and conservation of streets” program that runs the infrastructure and public works management, Guadalupe Avenue will have partial closure of streets from September 21.
    655ox0a1jdhtjjbg.png

    San Miguel public works project is 85% complete: mayor
    San Miguel de Allende Mayor Luis Alberto Villarreal said Sunday the public works project on the Avenida Guadalupe is 85% complete. ...

    The mayor repeated his promise to have the project completed in less than 90 days, and announced there will be an inauguration ceremony on December 12.
    San Miguel public works project is 85% complete: mayor.
    See also: Works supervised in San Miguel de Allende (sp).

    Problems finding the new urban and suburban route in the San Juan De Dios area? Check this out:
    Did you return to work Monday and realize that in the area of San Juan De Dios there are a lot of closed streets and others with opposite directions? Well, the rehabilitation work started on Guadalupe Avenue, so ...
    Problems finding the new urban and suburban route in the San Juan De Dios area? Check this out: (sp).

    As part of the dignification of this area, this Saturday, September 21 will begin the rehabilitation work of the stamped concrete pavement on Guadalupe Avenue, from the section that goes from the Station Road to the Avenue Independence.

    For this reason, there will be total closure of the section that goes from Calzada de la Estación to San Rafael street and the section of Antonio Villanueva to Insurgentes, during the first stage of this action.
    Rehabilitation Work In Avenida Guadalupe Begins (sp).

    ~~~~~~~~~~

    Traffic Light Project
    After almost 24 hours of maneuvering, the equestrian sculpture of General Don Ignacio Allende was removed, with the intention of completely restoring it. The works at the Glorieta Allende will continue. Take precautions!
    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 Dec 5, 2019

    Upcoming for Dec 5, 2019:
    • What's Happening,
    • Scrap Pickup Dec 5-6,
    • The Roommate Dec 5-8;12-15,
    • The lighting of Christmas trees Dec 7-8,
    • TOSMA Organic Market Dec 7,
    • Chess Saturday Oct Dec 7,
    • Fábrica La Aurora Art Walk Dec 7,
    • + 7th International Theater Festival Dec 1-7,
    • + Organ Festival in SMA Oct 27-Dec 18,
    • + Art Exhibition: Rafael Coronel ...to mid Dec,
    • + One-Woman Joan of Arc Play Nov 21-Dec 21,
    • + Santa Ana Café Exhibit Nov 16-Jan 4,
    • + Art that produces sounds Nov 29-Mar 15,
    • Pam Ronald: The Future of Food Dec 12,
    • La Pulga Flea Market Dec 15,
    • Amigos de Animales Fundraiser Dec 18,
    • "AN ACT OF GOD" Dec 18-22,
    • Amigos de Animales Garage Sale Dec 20-21,
    • Scheduled Road Work and Closures.
    + = continuing activities.

    What's Happening

    Scrap Pickup Dec 5-6
    Follow the path of our cleaning brigades as part of the 2nd Campaign of the Domestic Garbage, Electronic Waste and Special Management Waste Collection Program. For #SanMiguelDeLaGente clean, add yourself taking out your pots and cleaning the front of your house.

    A Female Odd Couple Bring Hilarity to The Roommate, Dec 5-8,12-15
    In playwright Jen Silverman’s two-hander, The Roommate, Sharon, a divorced Iowa housewife in her fifties, is seeking a woman her age to share her spacious house. She gets her roommate and a lot more than she bargained for in Robyn, a lesbian vegan from the Bronx with a shady past and a ...
    A Female Odd Couple Bring Hilarity to The Roommate,.

    The lighting of Christmas trees Dec 7-8
    Join us with your family this December 7 and 8 in the lighting of the Christmas tree at 6:30 p.m. Saturday in the Old Plaza de Armas and Sunday in the Atrium of the Parish of San Antonio.
    In the public squares of San Miguel de Allende the Christmas Trees are mounted, which this year 2019 will accompany the holidays in the historic center of the city, so that the inhabitants and tourists live with us the party. In the Civic Square is the Christmas tree again, it is the ...
    Christmas tree is mounted in the Civic Square and San Antonio; Hermes Arroyo will place the birth (sp).

    TOSMA Organic Market Dec 7
    The TOSMA market is located outside at Mercado Sano. Every Saturday 9 am - 4 pm.
    TOSMA Organic Market.

    Chess at Cafe Arab'ella Saturday Dec 7
    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.

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

    The 7th International Theater Festival arrives in December at SMA
    In the first days of #diciembre the seventh arrives in the city #Festival from #Teatro to #SanMigueldeAllende and here is all the information of the places where there will be works and all will be free.
    From December 1 to 7, the Municipal Government, in coordination with the Teatro en la Calle group, will hold the Seventh International Theater Festival. This year, the billboard includes theater companies from Colombia, Argentina, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Zacatecas, Querétaro, Tlaxcala, Veracruz and Guanajuato, which will be presented free of charge in different ...
    The 7th International Theater Festival arrives in December at SMA

    The 4th Organ Festival is held in San Miguel Oct 27-Dec 18
    From October 27 to December 18, the 4th Organ Festival will be held in San Miguel de Allende. This edition is dedicated to RP Socorro Govea, priest of the Temple of the Oratory and great organist, most events are free.

    The Festival was born in 2016, it is a 100% Sanmiguelense independent court event. The initiators are the Organist Masters, Josue Martinez and Ramiro Granados. In this edition Master Miguel Angel Espinosa is incorporated together with Master Ricardo Castro
    The 4th Organ Festival is held in San Miguel (sp).

    Art Exhibition of the Work of Rafael Coronel ...to Mid Dec
    For three months in San Miguel de Allende the work of Rafael Coronel will be exhibited.

    Lourdes Sosa, the director of the gallery of the same name and in charge of the work, said there are 29 works that will be exhibited in the halls of the Tourist Council / Office of Tourism across from the Parroquia. Enter the exhibition through the Office of Tourism.

    He said that there are unpublished works, which he did at the end of his life in this May of 2019, so a group of oil works, drawings, bronzes from the ages of 70, 80, 90 and more are presented.
    Art Exhibition of the Work of Rafael Coronel Inaugurated (sp).

    One-Woman Joan of Arc Play Has a Thirtieth Anniversary Revival at the San Miguel Playhouse Nov 21-Dec 21
    “Once in every four or five hundred years, a person comes from out of nowhere and changes the world. Joan of Arc was such a person.” So says John Morrow, whose play, Joan of Arc: A Vision Through Fire, opened in Los Angeles in 1989 and is about to have its thirtieth-anniversary ...
    One-Woman Joan of Arc Play Has a Thirtieth Anniversary Revival at the San Miguel Playhouse.

    Santa Ana Café Exhibit Celebrates the Diversity Within Mexican Identity Nov 16-Jan 4
    On Saturday, November 16, the exhibit The Eyes of México, a series of large-format portraits, opens at the La Biblioteca in the Café Santa Ana. Self-taught artist Ana Ragá studied product design at Universidad Iberoamericana and textile design at the School of Design of Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes. But, she ...
    New Santa Ana Café Exhibit Celebrates the Diversity Within Mexican Identity.

    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

    Pam Ronald: The Future of Food Dec 12
    Join Pam as she leads us on a journey from the research labs to the fields, negotiating a tricky political, economic and cultural landscape in between. Along the way we’ll learn about groundbreaking advances in artificial breeding techniques and the real world challenges that farmers face every day.

    Dr. Pamela Ronald is a distinguished professor in the Department of Plant Pathology and the Genome Center at UC Davis. She also serves as director of the UC Davis Institute for Food and Agricultural Literacy, and is the recipient of awards and honors too numerous to mention here.

    Pam’s presentation will conclude with a Q&A session, followed by an informal reception with free botanas and beverages available for purchase. You won’t want to miss this!
    5 pm
    Pam Ronald: The Future of Food

    La Pulga Flea Market Dec 15
    Sunday Nov 24 , 11 am - 3 pm, Salón Los Pinos, Salida a Querétaro #145.
    Since 2011. Free admission.
    La Pulga Flea Market San Miguel.

    Amigos de Animales Fundraiser Dec 18
    Food, Drinks, Fashion & Fun Fundraiser in support of Amigos de Animales on December 18, from 6pm to be held at a beautiful colonial home in Centro. Address will be disclosed upon purchasing tickets. Come join fellow animal lovers for a fun evening where you can preview and purchase some of our Fabulous Designer Fashions collected for our upcoming Garage Sale on December 20 & 21.
    Amigos de Animales Fundraiser Dec 18.

    "AN ACT OF GOD" Back by popular command! Dec. 18-22
    Based on former Daily Show head writer David Javerbaum’s 2011 book that was heralded as “like the Bible, if the Bible were narrated by Mel Brooks on crack-laced manna,” AN ACT OF GOD features Erik Zavala as the Creator himself with a little help from two “Genesistants,” Rodrigo Demian and Sebastian Vallin, the archangels Gabriel and Michael.

    DECEMBER 18-19-20-21-22 FIVE MATINEES at 3 PM.
    "AN ACT OF GOD" Back by popular command! Dec. 18-22.

    Amigos de Animales Garage Sale Dec 20-21
    Huge Garage Sale to be held on December 20 & 21 from 9am at Calle Zacateros #79. All proceeds to go to Amigos de Animales.
    Amigos de Animales Garage Sale Dec 20-21.

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    Scheduled Road 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.

    ~~~~~~~~~~

    The Arcade of Guadalupe Avenue, the goodbye to the trees and the 'cooperacha' that the tenants ask for
    Derived from the application of the “Maintenance and conservation of streets” program that runs the infrastructure and public works management, Guadalupe Avenue will have partial closure of streets from September 21.
    655ox0a1jdhtjjbg.png

    San Miguel public works project is 85% complete: mayor
    San Miguel de Allende Mayor Luis Alberto Villarreal said Sunday the public works project on the Avenida Guadalupe is 85% complete. ...

    The mayor repeated his promise to have the project completed in less than 90 days, and announced there will be an inauguration ceremony on December 12.
    San Miguel public works project is 85% complete: mayor.
    See also: Works supervised in San Miguel de Allende (sp).

    Problems finding the new urban and suburban route in the San Juan De Dios area? Check this out:
    Did you return to work Monday and realize that in the area of San Juan De Dios there are a lot of closed streets and others with opposite directions? Well, the rehabilitation work started on Guadalupe Avenue, so ...
    Problems finding the new urban and suburban route in the San Juan De Dios area? Check this out: (sp).

    As part of the dignification of this area, this Saturday, September 21 will begin the rehabilitation work of the stamped concrete pavement on Guadalupe Avenue, from the section that goes from the Station Road to the Avenue Independence.

    For this reason, there will be total closure of the section that goes from Calzada de la Estación to San Rafael street and the section of Antonio Villanueva to Insurgentes, during the first stage of this action.
    Rehabilitation Work In Avenida Guadalupe Begins (sp).

    ~~~~~~~~~~

    Traffic Light Project
    After almost 24 hours of maneuvering, the equestrian sculpture of General Don Ignacio Allende was removed, with the intention of completely restoring it. The works at the Glorieta Allende will continue. Take precautions!
    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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  • Brief News and Views Dec 4, 2019

    Dec 4, 2019:
    • Lighting of Christmas trees,
    • Young women commit suicide,
    • Lifeless young man found in his yard,
    • Ignacio Ramírez market: Christmas in full light!,
    • Large stores in SMA will work without plastics,
    • Parking meters in Playa del Carmen,
    • InSight Crime Conference: LatAm Organized Crime,
    • The Christmas Aguinaldo in Mexico,
    • Box of cats!

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    Local News Sites
    Looking for more news? These are our top local news sites:
    San Miguel Times | Atención* | Noticias Con Valor (sp) | News San Miguel (sp).
    See our Links page for more news sites.
    * - The Atención website has not been working for a few days.
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    This weekend will be the lighting of Christmas trees, this year there will be no ice rink
    A total of 1,227 Christmas series were placed in the historic center of the city by the Municipal Government. This weekend will be the lighting of Christmas trees. ,,,

    The lighting of the trees will be, on December 6, in the Old Plaza de Armas and a day later in Colonia San Antonio.
    This weekend will be the lighting of Christmas trees, this year there will be no ice rink (sp).

    Young girls commit suicide
    Two young women of 19 and 21 years of age respectively decided to take their lives at home. The first case was raised in Rancho Viejo and the second in Colonia Guadalupe in #SanMiguelDeAllende.
    Two young women of 19 and 21 years old respectively decided to take their lives at home. The first case was raised in Rancho Viejo and the second in Colonia Guadalupe.
    Young girls commit suicide (sp).

    They find a lifeless young man in the yard of his house
    A 21-year-old youth identified as Julio was found lifeless and with a gunshot in the head; So far the mechanics of the facts are unknown. The incident occurred in the Community of Jalpa in #SanMiguelDeAllende.
    A 21-year-old youth identified as Julio was found lifeless and with a gun shot in the head; So far the mechanics of the facts are unknown.
    They find a lifeless young man in the yard of his house (sp).

    And to receive Christmas in full light, let's go to the Ignacio Ramírez market!
    There is already the sale of Christmas Ornaments in the Ignacio Ramírez market, Alicia Bautista Oviedo, who already has more than 30 years as a merchant in this market, as every year already has its sale of Ornaments, so that at this time brighten the houses of. ..
    And to receive Christmas in full light, let's go to the Ignacio Ramírez market!

    Large stores in San Miguel de Allende will also work without plastics and sign an agreement
    La Comer, Bodega Aurrerá, Farmacias Guadalajara, AutoZone, Coppel, Plaza la Luciérnaga and Parisian fabrics signed the agreement to begin replacing the use of plastic with other materials that are friendly to the environment. Recall that by 2020, San Miguel de Allende will be declared a place free of ...
    Large stores in San Miguel de Allende will also work without plastics and sign an agreement (sp).

    Parking meters get a cool welcome in Playa del Carmen
    Parking meters are now in operation in the center of Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo, despite opposition from business owners and other residents.

    The meters began operating on Sunday but a number of motorists had trouble using them, according to a report by the newspaper Noticaribe.

    “It asks us for our license plate and other things but doesn’t accept them. We’ve been here 10 minutes already,” complained one man outside the Playa del Carmen market.
    Parking meters get a cool welcome in Playa del Carmen.

    InSight Crime Conference Talks Trends, Perspectives on LatAm Organized Crime
    ...Grillo touched on the very important political control that Mexico’s organized crime groups have today, as well as the diversification of their criminal activities outside of traditional economies like drug trafficking. ...

    “The conflict in Mexico is of such a magnitude that there are no words to define it. Organized crime groups and the security forces’ war against them has left more than 150,000 people dead,” Grillo explained.
    InSight Crime Conference Talks Trends, Perspectives on LatAm Organized Crime.

    The Christmas Aguinaldo in Mexico
    When the festive-season holiday approaches, workers in Mexico look forward to their annual Christmas bonus, known as el Aguinaldo.

    Mexican labor law stipulates that all formally-employed people must receive an Aguinaldo equivalent to at least 15 days of wages, and it must be paid before December 20. This is in addition to any regular pay or other benefits that the employer offers. In practice, many of the big companies in Mexico pay 30 days — effectively paying employees 13 months of salary per year— and some employers split this into two payments: one-half paid at Christmas and the other half in the summer.

    If you live in Mexico and hire any domestic staff informally it’s important to pay them an Aguinaldo in December. This may include maids, caretakers, care-givers, gardeners, pool maintenance people, etc.
    The Christmas Aguinaldo in Mexico.

    Box of cats!
    Thanks for reading!

    ~~~~~
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  • Upcoming Activities and Events Dec 4, 2019

    Upcoming for Dec 4, 2019:
    • What's Happening,
    • Rohr Jewish Learning Institute New Course on Coping Dec 4,
    • Scrap Pickup Dec 5-6,
    • The lighting of Christmas trees Dec 6-7,
    • + 7th International Theater Festival Dec 1-7,
    • + Organ Festival in SMA Oct 27-Dec 18,
    • + Art Exhibition: Rafael Coronel ...to mid Dec,
    • + One-Woman Joan of Arc Play Nov 21-Dec 21,
    • + Santa Ana Café Exhibit Nov 16-Jan 4,
    • + Art that produces sounds Nov 29-Mar 15,
    • The Roommate, Dec 5-8;12-15,
    • TOSMA Organic Market Dec 7,
    • Chess Saturday Oct Dec 7,
    • Fábrica La Aurora Art Walk Dec 7,
    • Pam Ronald: The Future of Food Dec 12,
    • La Pulga Flea Market Dec 15,
    • Amigos de Animales Fundraiser Dec 18,
    • "AN ACT OF GOD" Dec 18-22,
    • Amigos de Animales Garage Sale Dec 20-21,
    • Scheduled Road Work and Closures.
    + = continuing activities.

    What's Happening

    Rohr Jewish Learning Institute Debuts in San Miguel with New Course on Coping Starts Dec 4
    On December 4, the Rohr Jewish Learning Institute will open its doors in San Miguel de Allende with the course “Worrier to Warrior,” a new six-session course to help people deal with life challenges by accepting themselves and finding meaning in adversity. Participants will take on life’s challenges by examining factors that ...
    Rohr Jewish Learning Institute Debuts in San Miguel with New Course on Coping

    Scrap Pickup Dec 5-6
    Follow the path of our cleaning brigades as part of the 2nd Campaign of the Domestic Garbage, Electronic Waste and Special Management Waste Collection Program. For #SanMiguelDeLaGente clean, add yourself taking out your pots and cleaning the front of your house.

    The lighting of Christmas trees Dec 6-7
    A total of 1,227 Christmas series were placed in the historic center of the city by the Municipal Government. This weekend will be the lighting of Christmas trees. ,,,

    The lighting of the trees will be, on December 6, in the Old Plaza de Armas and a day later in Colonia San Antonio.
    This weekend will be the lighting of Christmas trees, this year there will be no ice rink (sp).

    The 7th International Theater Festival arrives in December at SMA
    In the first days of #diciembre the seventh arrives in the city #Festival from #Teatro to #SanMigueldeAllende and here is all the information of the places where there will be works and all will be free.
    From December 1 to 7, the Municipal Government, in coordination with the Teatro en la Calle group, will hold the Seventh International Theater Festival. This year, the billboard includes theater companies from Colombia, Argentina, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Zacatecas, Querétaro, Tlaxcala, Veracruz and Guanajuato, which will be presented free of charge in different ...
    The 7th International Theater Festival arrives in December at SMA

    The 4th Organ Festival is held in San Miguel Oct 27-Dec 18
    From October 27 to December 18, the 4th Organ Festival will be held in San Miguel de Allende. This edition is dedicated to RP Socorro Govea, priest of the Temple of the Oratory and great organist, most events are free.

    The Festival was born in 2016, it is a 100% Sanmiguelense independent court event. The initiators are the Organist Masters, Josue Martinez and Ramiro Granados. In this edition Master Miguel Angel Espinosa is incorporated together with Master Ricardo Castro
    The 4th Organ Festival is held in San Miguel (sp).

    Art Exhibition of the Work of Rafael Coronel ...to Mid Dec
    For three months in San Miguel de Allende the work of Rafael Coronel will be exhibited.

    Lourdes Sosa, the director of the gallery of the same name and in charge of the work, said there are 29 works that will be exhibited in the halls of the Tourist Council / Office of Tourism across from the Parroquia. Enter the exhibition through the Office of Tourism.

    He said that there are unpublished works, which he did at the end of his life in this May of 2019, so a group of oil works, drawings, bronzes from the ages of 70, 80, 90 and more are presented.
    Art Exhibition of the Work of Rafael Coronel Inaugurated (sp).

    One-Woman Joan of Arc Play Has a Thirtieth Anniversary Revival at the San Miguel Playhouse Nov 21-Dec 21
    “Once in every four or five hundred years, a person comes from out of nowhere and changes the world. Joan of Arc was such a person.” So says John Morrow, whose play, Joan of Arc: A Vision Through Fire, opened in Los Angeles in 1989 and is about to have its thirtieth-anniversary ...
    One-Woman Joan of Arc Play Has a Thirtieth Anniversary Revival at the San Miguel Playhouse.

    Santa Ana Café Exhibit Celebrates the Diversity Within Mexican Identity Nov 16-Jan 4
    On Saturday, November 16, the exhibit The Eyes of México, a series of large-format portraits, opens at the La Biblioteca in the Café Santa Ana. Self-taught artist Ana Ragá studied product design at Universidad Iberoamericana and textile design at the School of Design of Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes. But, she ...
    New Santa Ana Café Exhibit Celebrates the Diversity Within Mexican Identity.

    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

    A Female Odd Couple Bring Hilarity to The Roommate, Dec 5-8,12-15
    In playwright Jen Silverman’s two-hander, The Roommate, Sharon, a divorced Iowa housewife in her fifties, is seeking a woman her age to share her spacious house. She gets her roommate and a lot more than she bargained for in Robyn, a lesbian vegan from the Bronx with a shady past and a ...
    A Female Odd Couple Bring Hilarity to The Roommate,.

    TOSMA Organic Market Dec 7
    The TOSMA market is located outside at Mercado Sano. Every Saturday 9 am - 4 pm.
    TOSMA Organic Market.

    Chess at Cafe Arab'ella Saturday Dec 7
    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.

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

    Pam Ronald: The Future of Food Dec 12
    Join Pam as she leads us on a journey from the research labs to the fields, negotiating a tricky political, economic and cultural landscape in between. Along the way we’ll learn about groundbreaking advances in artificial breeding techniques and the real world challenges that farmers face every day.

    Dr. Pamela Ronald is a distinguished professor in the Department of Plant Pathology and the Genome Center at UC Davis. She also serves as director of the UC Davis Institute for Food and Agricultural Literacy, and is the recipient of awards and honors too numerous to mention here.

    Pam’s presentation will conclude with a Q&A session, followed by an informal reception with free botanas and beverages available for purchase. You won’t want to miss this!
    5 pm
    Pam Ronald: The Future of Food

    La Pulga Flea Market Dec 15
    Sunday Nov 24 , 11 am - 3 pm, Salón Los Pinos, Salida a Querétaro #145.
    Since 2011. Free admission.
    La Pulga Flea Market San Miguel.

    Amigos de Animales Fundraiser Dec 18
    Food, Drinks, Fashion & Fun Fundraiser in support of Amigos de Animales on December 18, from 6pm to be held at a beautiful colonial home in Centro. Address will be disclosed upon purchasing tickets. Come join fellow animal lovers for a fun evening where you can preview and purchase some of our Fabulous Designer Fashions collected for our upcoming Garage Sale on December 20 & 21.
    Amigos de Animales Fundraiser Dec 18.

    "AN ACT OF GOD" Back by popular command! Dec. 18-22
    Based on former Daily Show head writer David Javerbaum’s 2011 book that was heralded as “like the Bible, if the Bible were narrated by Mel Brooks on crack-laced manna,” AN ACT OF GOD features Erik Zavala as the Creator himself with a little help from two “Genesistants,” Rodrigo Demian and Sebastian Vallin, the archangels Gabriel and Michael.

    DECEMBER 18-19-20-21-22 FIVE MATINEES at 3 PM.
    "AN ACT OF GOD" Back by popular command! Dec. 18-22.

    Amigos de Animales Garage Sale Dec 20-21
    Huge Garage Sale to be held on December 20 & 21 from 9am at Calle Zacateros #79. All proceeds to go to Amigos de Animales.
    Amigos de Animales Garage Sale Dec 20-21.

    ~~~~~~~~~~

    Scheduled Road 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.

    ~~~~~~~~~~

    The Arcade of Guadalupe Avenue, the goodbye to the trees and the 'cooperacha' that the tenants ask for
    Derived from the application of the “Maintenance and conservation of streets” program that runs the infrastructure and public works management, Guadalupe Avenue will have partial closure of streets from September 21.
    655ox0a1jdhtjjbg.png

    San Miguel public works project is 85% complete: mayor
    San Miguel de Allende Mayor Luis Alberto Villarreal said Sunday the public works project on the Avenida Guadalupe is 85% complete. ...

    The mayor repeated his promise to have the project completed in less than 90 days, and announced there will be an inauguration ceremony on December 12.San Miguel public works project is 85% complete: mayor.
    See also: Works supervised in San Miguel de Allende (sp).

    Problems finding the new urban and suburban route in the San Juan De Dios area? Check this out:
    Did you return to work Monday and realize that in the area of San Juan De Dios there are a lot of closed streets and others with opposite directions? Well, the rehabilitation work started on Guadalupe Avenue, so ...
    Problems finding the new urban and suburban route in the San Juan De Dios area? Check this out: (sp).

    As part of the dignification of this area, this Saturday, September 21 will begin the rehabilitation work of the stamped concrete pavement on Guadalupe Avenue, from the section that goes from the Station Road to the Avenue Independence.

    For this reason, there will be total closure of the section that goes from Calzada de la Estación to San Rafael street and the section of Antonio Villanueva to Insurgentes, during the first stage of this action.
    Rehabilitation Work In Avenida Guadalupe Begins (sp).

    ~~~~~~~~~~

    Traffic Light Project
    After almost 24 hours of maneuvering, the equestrian sculpture of General Don Ignacio Allende was removed, with the intention of completely restoring it. The works at the Glorieta Allende will continue. Take precautions!
    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 Dec 3, 2019

    Upcoming for Dec 3, 2019:
    • What's Happening,
    • Rohr Jewish Learning Institute New Course on Coping Dec 4,
    • + 7th International Theater Festival Dec 1-7,
    • + Organ Festival in SMA Oct 27-Dec 18,
    • + Art Exhibition: Rafael Coronel ...to mid Dec,
    • + One-Woman Joan of Arc Play Nov 21-Dec 21,
    • + Santa Ana Café Exhibit Nov 16-Jan 4,
    • + Art that produces sounds Nov 29-Mar 15,
    • The Roommate, Dec 5-8;12-15,
    • TOSMA Organic Market Dec 7,
    • Chess Saturday Oct Dec 7,
    • Fábrica La Aurora Art Walk Dec 7,
    • Pam Ronald: The Future of Food Dec 12,
    • La Pulga Flea Market Dec 15,
    • "AN ACT OF GOD" Dec 18-22,
    • Scheduled Road Work and Closures.
    + = continuing activities.

    What's Happening

    Rohr Jewish Learning Institute Debuts in San Miguel with New Course on Coping Starts Dec 4
    On December 4, the Rohr Jewish Learning Institute will open its doors in San Miguel de Allende with the course “Worrier to Warrior,” a new six-session course to help people deal with life challenges by accepting themselves and finding meaning in adversity. Participants will take on life’s challenges by examining factors that ...
    Rohr Jewish Learning Institute Debuts in San Miguel with New Course on Coping

    The 7th International Theater Festival arrives in December at SMA
    In the first days of #diciembre the seventh arrives in the city #Festival from #Teatro to #SanMigueldeAllende and here is all the information of the places where there will be works and all will be free.
    From December 1 to 7, the Municipal Government, in coordination with the Teatro en la Calle group, will hold the Seventh International Theater Festival. This year, the billboard includes theater companies from Colombia, Argentina, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Zacatecas, Querétaro, Tlaxcala, Veracruz and Guanajuato, which will be presented free of charge in different ...
    The 7th International Theater Festival arrives in December at SMA

    The 4th Organ Festival is held in San Miguel Oct 27-Dec 18
    From October 27 to December 18, the 4th Organ Festival will be held in San Miguel de Allende. This edition is dedicated to RP Socorro Govea, priest of the Temple of the Oratory and great organist, most events are free.

    The Festival was born in 2016, it is a 100% Sanmiguelense independent court event. The initiators are the Organist Masters, Josue Martinez and Ramiro Granados. In this edition Master Miguel Angel Espinosa is incorporated together with Master Ricardo Castro
    The 4th Organ Festival is held in San Miguel (sp).

    Art Exhibition of the Work of Rafael Coronel ...to Mid Dec
    For three months in San Miguel de Allende the work of Rafael Coronel will be exhibited.

    Lourdes Sosa, the director of the gallery of the same name and in charge of the work, said there are 29 works that will be exhibited in the halls of the Tourist Council / Office of Tourism across from the Parroquia. Enter the exhibition through the Office of Tourism.

    He said that there are unpublished works, which he did at the end of his life in this May of 2019, so a group of oil works, drawings, bronzes from the ages of 70, 80, 90 and more are presented.
    Art Exhibition of the Work of Rafael Coronel Inaugurated (sp).

    One-Woman Joan of Arc Play Has a Thirtieth Anniversary Revival at the San Miguel Playhouse Nov 21-Dec 21
    “Once in every four or five hundred years, a person comes from out of nowhere and changes the world. Joan of Arc was such a person.” So says John Morrow, whose play, Joan of Arc: A Vision Through Fire, opened in Los Angeles in 1989 and is about to have its thirtieth-anniversary ...
    One-Woman Joan of Arc Play Has a Thirtieth Anniversary Revival at the San Miguel Playhouse.

    Santa Ana Café Exhibit Celebrates the Diversity Within Mexican Identity Nov 16-Jan 4
    On Saturday, November 16, the exhibit The Eyes of México, a series of large-format portraits, opens at the La Biblioteca in the Café Santa Ana. Self-taught artist Ana Ragá studied product design at Universidad Iberoamericana and textile design at the School of Design of Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes. But, she ...
    New Santa Ana Café Exhibit Celebrates the Diversity Within Mexican Identity.

    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

    A Female Odd Couple Bring Hilarity to The Roommate, Dec 5-8,12-15
    In playwright Jen Silverman’s two-hander, The Roommate, Sharon, a divorced Iowa housewife in her fifties, is seeking a woman her age to share her spacious house. She gets her roommate and a lot more than she bargained for in Robyn, a lesbian vegan from the Bronx with a shady past and a ...
    A Female Odd Couple Bring Hilarity to The Roommate,.

    TOSMA Organic Market Dec 7
    The TOSMA market is located outside at Mercado Sano. Every Saturday 9 am - 4 pm.
    TOSMA Organic Market.

    Chess at Cafe Arab'ella Saturday Dec 7
    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.

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

    Pam Ronald: The Future of Food Dec 12
    Join Pam as she leads us on a journey from the research labs to the fields, negotiating a tricky political, economic and cultural landscape in between. Along the way we’ll learn about groundbreaking advances in artificial breeding techniques and the real world challenges that farmers face every day.

    Dr. Pamela Ronald is a distinguished professor in the Department of Plant Pathology and the Genome Center at UC Davis. She also serves as director of the UC Davis Institute for Food and Agricultural Literacy, and is the recipient of awards and honors too numerous to mention here.

    Pam’s presentation will conclude with a Q&A session, followed by an informal reception with free botanas and beverages available for purchase. You won’t want to miss this!
    5 pm
    Pam Ronald: The Future of Food

    La Pulga Flea Market Dec 15
    Sunday Nov 24 , 11 am - 3 pm, Salón Los Pinos, Salida a Querétaro #145.
    Since 2011. Free admission.
    La Pulga Flea Market San Miguel.

    "AN ACT OF GOD" Back by popular command! Dec. 18-22
    Based on former Daily Show head writer David Javerbaum’s 2011 book that was heralded as “like the Bible, if the Bible were narrated by Mel Brooks on crack-laced manna,” AN ACT OF GOD features Erik Zavala as the Creator himself with a little help from two “Genesistants,” Rodrigo Demian and Sebastian Vallin, the archangels Gabriel and Michael.

    DECEMBER 18-19-20-21-22 FIVE MATINEES at 3 PM.
    "AN ACT OF GOD" Back by popular command! Dec. 18-22.

    ~~~~~~~~~~

    Scheduled Road 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.

    ~~~~~~~~~~

    The Arcade of Guadalupe Avenue, the goodbye to the trees and the 'cooperacha' that the tenants ask for
    Derived from the application of the “Maintenance and conservation of streets” program that runs the infrastructure and public works management, Guadalupe Avenue will have partial closure of streets from September 21.
    655ox0a1jdhtjjbg.png

    Problems finding the new urban and suburban route in the San Juan De Dios area? Check this out:
    Did you return to work Monday and realize that in the area of San Juan De Dios there are a lot of closed streets and others with opposite directions? Well, the rehabilitation work started on Guadalupe Avenue, so ...
    Problems finding the new urban and suburban route in the San Juan De Dios area? Check this out: (sp).

    As part of the dignification of this area, this Saturday, September 21 will begin the rehabilitation work of the stamped concrete pavement on Guadalupe Avenue, from the section that goes from the Station Road to the Avenue Independence.

    For this reason, there will be total closure of the section that goes from Calzada de la Estación to San Rafael street and the section of Antonio Villanueva to Insurgentes, during the first stage of this action.
    Rehabilitation Work In Avenida Guadalupe Begins (sp).

    ~~~~~~~~~~

    Traffic Light Project
    After almost 24 hours of maneuvering, the equestrian sculpture of General Don Ignacio Allende was removed, with the intention of completely restoring it. The works at the Glorieta Allende will continue. Take precautions!
    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 Dec 2, 2019

    Upcoming for Dec 2, 2019:
    • What's Happening,
    • Rohr Jewish Learning Institute New Course on Coping Dec 4,
    • + 7th International Theater Festival Dec 1-7,
    • + Organ Festival in SMA Oct 27-Dec 18,
    • + Art Exhibition: Rafael Coronel ...to mid Dec,
    • + One-Woman Joan of Arc Play Nov 21-Dec 21,
    • + Santa Ana Café Exhibit Nov 16-Jan 4,
    • + Art that produces sounds Nov 29-Mar 15,
    • The Roommate, Dec 5-8;12-15,
    • TOSMA Organic Market Dec 7,
    • Chess Saturday Oct Dec 7,
    • Fábrica La Aurora Art Walk Dec 7,
    • Pam Ronald: The Future of Food Dec 12,
    • La Pulga Flea Market Dec 15,
    • "AN ACT OF GOD" Dec 18-22,
    • Scheduled Road Work and Closures.
    + = continuing activities.

    What's Happening

    Rohr Jewish Learning Institute Debuts in San Miguel with New Course on Coping Starts Dec 4
    On December 4, the Rohr Jewish Learning Institute will open its doors in San Miguel de Allende with the course “Worrier to Warrior,” a new six-session course to help people deal with life challenges by accepting themselves and finding meaning in adversity. Participants will take on life’s challenges by examining factors that ...
    Rohr Jewish Learning Institute Debuts in San Miguel with New Course on Coping

    The 7th International Theater Festival arrives in December at SMA
    In the first days of #diciembre the seventh arrives in the city #Festival from #Teatro to #SanMigueldeAllende and here is all the information of the places where there will be works and all will be free.
    From December 1 to 7, the Municipal Government, in coordination with the Teatro en la Calle group, will hold the Seventh International Theater Festival. This year, the billboard includes theater companies from Colombia, Argentina, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Zacatecas, Querétaro, Tlaxcala, Veracruz and Guanajuato, which will be presented free of charge in different ...
    The 7th International Theater Festival arrives in December at SMA

    The 4th Organ Festival is held in San Miguel Oct 27-Dec 18
    From October 27 to December 18, the 4th Organ Festival will be held in San Miguel de Allende. This edition is dedicated to RP Socorro Govea, priest of the Temple of the Oratory and great organist, most events are free.

    The Festival was born in 2016, it is a 100% Sanmiguelense independent court event. The initiators are the Organist Masters, Josue Martinez and Ramiro Granados. In this edition Master Miguel Angel Espinosa is incorporated together with Master Ricardo Castro
    The 4th Organ Festival is held in San Miguel (sp).

    Art Exhibition of the Work of Rafael Coronel ...to Mid Dec
    For three months in San Miguel de Allende the work of Rafael Coronel will be exhibited.

    Lourdes Sosa, the director of the gallery of the same name and in charge of the work, said there are 29 works that will be exhibited in the halls of the Tourist Council / Office of Tourism across from the Parroquia. Enter the exhibition through the Office of Tourism.

    He said that there are unpublished works, which he did at the end of his life in this May of 2019, so a group of oil works, drawings, bronzes from the ages of 70, 80, 90 and more are presented.
    Art Exhibition of the Work of Rafael Coronel Inaugurated (sp).

    One-Woman Joan of Arc Play Has a Thirtieth Anniversary Revival at the San Miguel Playhouse Nov 21-Dec 21
    “Once in every four or five hundred years, a person comes from out of nowhere and changes the world. Joan of Arc was such a person.” So says John Morrow, whose play, Joan of Arc: A Vision Through Fire, opened in Los Angeles in 1989 and is about to have its thirtieth-anniversary ...
    One-Woman Joan of Arc Play Has a Thirtieth Anniversary Revival at the San Miguel Playhouse.

    Santa Ana Café Exhibit Celebrates the Diversity Within Mexican Identity Nov 16-Jan 4
    On Saturday, November 16, the exhibit The Eyes of México, a series of large-format portraits, opens at the La Biblioteca in the Café Santa Ana. Self-taught artist Ana Ragá studied product design at Universidad Iberoamericana and textile design at the School of Design of Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes. But, she ...
    New Santa Ana Café Exhibit Celebrates the Diversity Within Mexican Identity.

    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

    A Female Odd Couple Bring Hilarity to The Roommate, Dec 5-8,12-15
    In playwright Jen Silverman’s two-hander, The Roommate, Sharon, a divorced Iowa housewife in her fifties, is seeking a woman her age to share her spacious house. She gets her roommate and a lot more than she bargained for in Robyn, a lesbian vegan from the Bronx with a shady past and a ...
    A Female Odd Couple Bring Hilarity to The Roommate,.

    TOSMA Organic Market Dec 7
    The TOSMA market is located outside at Mercado Sano. Every Saturday 9 am - 4 pm.
    TOSMA Organic Market.

    Chess at Cafe Arab'ella Saturday Dec 7
    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.

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

    Pam Ronald: The Future of Food Dec 12
    Join Pam as she leads us on a journey from the research labs to the fields, negotiating a tricky political, economic and cultural landscape in between. Along the way we’ll learn about groundbreaking advances in artificial breeding techniques and the real world challenges that farmers face every day.

    Dr. Pamela Ronald is a distinguished professor in the Department of Plant Pathology and the Genome Center at UC Davis. She also serves as director of the UC Davis Institute for Food and Agricultural Literacy, and is the recipient of awards and honors too numerous to mention here.

    Pam’s presentation will conclude with a Q&A session, followed by an informal reception with free botanas and beverages available for purchase. You won’t want to miss this!
    5 pm
    Pam Ronald: The Future of Food

    La Pulga Flea Market Dec 15
    Sunday Nov 24 , 11 am - 3 pm, Salón Los Pinos, Salida a Querétaro #145.
    Since 2011. Free admission.
    La Pulga Flea Market San Miguel.

    "AN ACT OF GOD" Back by popular command! Dec. 18-22
    Based on former Daily Show head writer David Javerbaum’s 2011 book that was heralded as “like the Bible, if the Bible were narrated by Mel Brooks on crack-laced manna,” AN ACT OF GOD features Erik Zavala as the Creator himself with a little help from two “Genesistants,” Rodrigo Demian and Sebastian Vallin, the archangels Gabriel and Michael.

    DECEMBER 18-19-20-21-22 FIVE MATINEES at 3 PM.
    "AN ACT OF GOD" Back by popular command! Dec. 18-22.

    ~~~~~~~~~~

    Scheduled Road 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.

    ~~~~~~~~~~

    The Arcade of Guadalupe Avenue, the goodbye to the trees and the 'cooperacha' that the tenants ask for
    Derived from the application of the “Maintenance and conservation of streets” program that runs the infrastructure and public works management, Guadalupe Avenue will have partial closure of streets from September 21.
    655ox0a1jdhtjjbg.png

    Problems finding the new urban and suburban route in the San Juan De Dios area? Check this out:
    Did you return to work Monday and realize that in the area of San Juan De Dios there are a lot of closed streets and others with opposite directions? Well, the rehabilitation work started on Guadalupe Avenue, so ...
    Problems finding the new urban and suburban route in the San Juan De Dios area? Check this out: (sp).

    As part of the dignification of this area, this Saturday, September 21 will begin the rehabilitation work of the stamped concrete pavement on Guadalupe Avenue, from the section that goes from the Station Road to the Avenue Independence.

    For this reason, there will be total closure of the section that goes from Calzada de la Estación to San Rafael street and the section of Antonio Villanueva to Insurgentes, during the first stage of this action.
    Rehabilitation Work In Avenida Guadalupe Begins (sp).

    ~~~~~~~~~~

    Traffic Light Project
    After almost 24 hours of maneuvering, the equestrian sculpture of General Don Ignacio Allende was removed, with the intention of completely restoring it. The works at the Glorieta Allende will continue. Take precautions!
    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 Dec 1, 2019

    Upcoming for Dec 1, 2019:
    • What's Happening,
    • 7th International Theater Festival Dec 1-7,
    • + Organ Festival in SMA Oct 27-Dec 18,
    • + Art Exhibition: Rafael Coronel ...to mid Dec,
    • + One-Woman Joan of Arc Play Nov 21-Dec 21,
    • + Santa Ana Café Exhibit Nov 16-Jan 4,
    • + Art that produces sounds Nov 29-Mar 15,
    • Rohr Jewish Learning Institute New Course on Coping Starting Dec 4,
    • The Roommate, Dec 5-8;12-15,
    • TOSMA Organic Market Dec 7,
    • Chess Saturday Oct Dec 7,
    • Fábrica La Aurora Art Walk Dec 7,
    • Pam Ronald: The Future of Food Dec 12,
    • La Pulga Flea Market Dec 15,
    • Scheduled Road Work and Closures.
    + = continuing activities.

    What's Happening

    The 7th International Theater Festival arrives in December at SMA
    In the first days of #diciembre the seventh arrives in the city #Festival from #Teatro to #SanMigueldeAllende and here is all the information of the places where there will be works and all will be free.
    From December 1 to 7, the Municipal Government, in coordination with the Teatro en la Calle group, will hold the Seventh International Theater Festival. This year, the billboard includes theater companies from Colombia, Argentina, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Zacatecas, Querétaro, Tlaxcala, Veracruz and Guanajuato, which will be presented free of charge in different ...
    The 7th International Theater Festival arrives in December at SMA

    The 4th Organ Festival is held in San Miguel Oct 27-Dec 18
    From October 27 to December 18, the 4th Organ Festival will be held in San Miguel de Allende. This edition is dedicated to RP Socorro Govea, priest of the Temple of the Oratory and great organist, most events are free.

    The Festival was born in 2016, it is a 100% Sanmiguelense independent court event. The initiators are the Organist Masters, Josue Martinez and Ramiro Granados. In this edition Master Miguel Angel Espinosa is incorporated together with Master Ricardo Castro
    The 4th Organ Festival is held in San Miguel (sp).

    Art Exhibition of the Work of Rafael Coronel ...to Mid Dec
    For three months in San Miguel de Allende the work of Rafael Coronel will be exhibited.

    Lourdes Sosa, the director of the gallery of the same name and in charge of the work, said there are 29 works that will be exhibited in the halls of the Tourist Council / Office of Tourism across from the Parroquia. Enter the exhibition through the Office of Tourism.

    He said that there are unpublished works, which he did at the end of his life in this May of 2019, so a group of oil works, drawings, bronzes from the ages of 70, 80, 90 and more are presented.
    Art Exhibition of the Work of Rafael Coronel Inaugurated (sp).

    One-Woman Joan of Arc Play Has a Thirtieth Anniversary Revival at the San Miguel Playhouse Nov 21-Dec 21
    “Once in every four or five hundred years, a person comes from out of nowhere and changes the world. Joan of Arc was such a person.” So says John Morrow, whose play, Joan of Arc: A Vision Through Fire, opened in Los Angeles in 1989 and is about to have its thirtieth-anniversary ...
    One-Woman Joan of Arc Play Has a Thirtieth Anniversary Revival at the San Miguel Playhouse.

    Santa Ana Café Exhibit Celebrates the Diversity Within Mexican Identity Nov 16-Jan 4
    On Saturday, November 16, the exhibit The Eyes of México, a series of large-format portraits, opens at the La Biblioteca in the Café Santa Ana. Self-taught artist Ana Ragá studied product design at Universidad Iberoamericana and textile design at the School of Design of Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes. But, she ...
    New Santa Ana Café Exhibit Celebrates the Diversity Within Mexican Identity.

    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

    Rohr Jewish Learning Institute Debuts in San Miguel with New Course on Coping Starts Dec 4
    On December 4, the Rohr Jewish Learning Institute will open its doors in San Miguel de Allende with the course “Worrier to Warrior,” a new six-session course to help people deal with life challenges by accepting themselves and finding meaning in adversity. Participants will take on life’s challenges by examining factors that ...
    Rohr Jewish Learning Institute Debuts in San Miguel with New Course on Coping

    A Female Odd Couple Bring Hilarity to The Roommate, Dec 5-8,12-15
    In playwright Jen Silverman’s two-hander, The Roommate, Sharon, a divorced Iowa housewife in her fifties, is seeking a woman her age to share her spacious house. She gets her roommate and a lot more than she bargained for in Robyn, a lesbian vegan from the Bronx with a shady past and a ...
    A Female Odd Couple Bring Hilarity to The Roommate,.

    TOSMA Organic Market Dec 7
    The TOSMA market is located outside at Mercado Sano. Every Saturday 9 am - 4 pm.
    TOSMA Organic Market.

    Chess at Cafe Arab'ella Saturday Dec 7
    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.

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

    Pam Ronald: The Future of Food Dec 12
    Join Pam as she leads us on a journey from the research labs to the fields, negotiating a tricky political, economic and cultural landscape in between. Along the way we’ll learn about groundbreaking advances in artificial breeding techniques and the real world challenges that farmers face every day.

    Dr. Pamela Ronald is a distinguished professor in the Department of Plant Pathology and the Genome Center at UC Davis. She also serves as director of the UC Davis Institute for Food and Agricultural Literacy, and is the recipient of awards and honors too numerous to mention here.

    Pam’s presentation will conclude with a Q&A session, followed by an informal reception with free botanas and beverages available for purchase. You won’t want to miss this!
    5 pm
    Pam Ronald: The Future of Food

    La Pulga Flea Market Dec 15
    Sunday Nov 24 , 11 am - 3 pm, Salón Los Pinos, Salida a Querétaro #145.
    Since 2011. Free admission.
    La Pulga Flea Market San Miguel.

    ~~~~~~~~~~

    Scheduled Road 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.

    ... works in substitution of sanitary drainage network in Callejón de Landin street, to thereby ensure the conduction of wastewater to the Treatment Plant.
    ~~~~~~~~~~

    Handle with care, asphalt binder maintenance works by the @SCT_Guanajuato in the Caracol, reduction to a lane of Glorieta de El Pípila to exit to Querétaro and in sections in the opposite direction. Use alternate ways.

    ~~~~~~~~~~

    The Arcade of Guadalupe Avenue, the goodbye to the trees and the 'cooperacha' that the tenants ask for
    Derived from the application of the “Maintenance and conservation of streets” program that runs the infrastructure and public works management, Guadalupe Avenue will have partial closure of streets from September 21.
    655ox0a1jdhtjjbg.png

    Problems finding the new urban and suburban route in the San Juan De Dios area? Check this out:
    Did you return to work Monday and realize that in the area of San Juan De Dios there are a lot of closed streets and others with opposite directions? Well, the rehabilitation work started on Guadalupe Avenue, so ...
    Problems finding the new urban and suburban route in the San Juan De Dios area? Check this out: (sp).

    As part of the dignification of this area, this Saturday, September 21 will begin the rehabilitation work of the stamped concrete pavement on Guadalupe Avenue, from the section that goes from the Station Road to the Avenue Independence.

    For this reason, there will be total closure of the section that goes from Calzada de la Estación to San Rafael street and the section of Antonio Villanueva to Insurgentes, during the first stage of this action.
    Rehabilitation Work In Avenida Guadalupe Begins (sp).

    ~~~~~~~~~~

    Traffic Light Project
    After almost 24 hours of maneuvering, the equestrian sculpture of General Don Ignacio Allende was removed, with the intention of completely restoring it. The works at the Glorieta Allende will continue. Take precautions!
    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 Nov 30, 2019

    Upcoming for Nov 30, 2019:
    • What's Happening,
    • TOSMA Organic Market Nov 30,
    • Chess Saturday Oct Nov 30,
    • 7th International Theater Festival Dec 1-7,
    • + Organ Festival in SMA Oct 27-Dec 18,
    • + Art Exhibition: Rafael Coronel ...to mid Dec,
    • + One-Woman Joan of Arc Play Nov 21-Dec 21,
    • + Santa Ana Café Exhibit Nov 16-Jan 4,
    • + Art that produces sounds Nov 29-Mar 15,
    • Rohr Jewish Learning Institute New Course on Coping Starting Dec 4,
    • The Roommate, Dec 5-8;12-15,
    • Fábrica La Aurora Art Walk Dec 7,
    • Pam Ronald: The Future of Food Dec 12,
    • La Pulga Flea Market Dec 15,
    • Scheduled Road Work and Closures.
    + = continuing activities.

    What's Happening

    TOSMA Organic Market Nov 30
    The TOSMA market is located outside at Mercado Sano. Every Saturday 9 am - 4 pm.
    TOSMA Organic Market.

    Chess at Cafe Arab'ella Saturday Nov 30
    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.

    The 7th International Theater Festival arrives in December at SMA
    In the first days of #diciembre the seventh arrives in the city #Festival from #Teatro to #SanMigueldeAllende and here is all the information of the places where there will be works and all will be free.
    From December 1 to 7, the Municipal Government, in coordination with the Teatro en la Calle group, will hold the Seventh International Theater Festival. This year, the billboard includes theater companies from Colombia, Argentina, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Zacatecas, Querétaro, Tlaxcala, Veracruz and Guanajuato, which will be presented free of charge in different ...
    The 7th International Theater Festival arrives in December at SMA

    The 4th Organ Festival is held in San Miguel Oct 27-Dec 18
    From October 27 to December 18, the 4th Organ Festival will be held in San Miguel de Allende. This edition is dedicated to RP Socorro Govea, priest of the Temple of the Oratory and great organist, most events are free.

    The Festival was born in 2016, it is a 100% Sanmiguelense independent court event. The initiators are the Organist Masters, Josue Martinez and Ramiro Granados. In this edition Master Miguel Angel Espinosa is incorporated together with Master Ricardo Castro
    The 4th Organ Festival is held in San Miguel (sp).

    Art Exhibition of the Work of Rafael Coronel ...to Mid Dec
    For three months in San Miguel de Allende the work of Rafael Coronel will be exhibited.

    Lourdes Sosa, the director of the gallery of the same name and in charge of the work, said there are 29 works that will be exhibited in the halls of the Tourist Council / Office of Tourism across from the Parroquia. Enter the exhibition through the Office of Tourism.

    He said that there are unpublished works, which he did at the end of his life in this May of 2019, so a group of oil works, drawings, bronzes from the ages of 70, 80, 90 and more are presented.
    Art Exhibition of the Work of Rafael Coronel Inaugurated (sp).

    One-Woman Joan of Arc Play Has a Thirtieth Anniversary Revival at the San Miguel Playhouse Nov 21-Dec 21
    “Once in every four or five hundred years, a person comes from out of nowhere and changes the world. Joan of Arc was such a person.” So says John Morrow, whose play, Joan of Arc: A Vision Through Fire, opened in Los Angeles in 1989 and is about to have its thirtieth-anniversary ...
    One-Woman Joan of Arc Play Has a Thirtieth Anniversary Revival at the San Miguel Playhouse.

    Santa Ana Café Exhibit Celebrates the Diversity Within Mexican Identity Nov 16-Jan 4
    On Saturday, November 16, the exhibit The Eyes of México, a series of large-format portraits, opens at the La Biblioteca in the Café Santa Ana. Self-taught artist Ana Ragá studied product design at Universidad Iberoamericana and textile design at the School of Design of Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes. But, she ...
    New Santa Ana Café Exhibit Celebrates the Diversity Within Mexican Identity.

    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

    Rohr Jewish Learning Institute Debuts in San Miguel with New Course on Coping Starts Dec 4
    On December 4, the Rohr Jewish Learning Institute will open its doors in San Miguel de Allende with the course “Worrier to Warrior,” a new six-session course to help people deal with life challenges by accepting themselves and finding meaning in adversity. Participants will take on life’s challenges by examining factors that ...
    Rohr Jewish Learning Institute Debuts in San Miguel with New Course on Coping

    A Female Odd Couple Bring Hilarity to The Roommate, Dec 5-8,12-15
    In playwright Jen Silverman’s two-hander, The Roommate, Sharon, a divorced Iowa housewife in her fifties, is seeking a woman her age to share her spacious house. She gets her roommate and a lot more than she bargained for in Robyn, a lesbian vegan from the Bronx with a shady past and a ...
    A Female Odd Couple Bring Hilarity to The Roommate,.

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

    Pam Ronald: The Future of Food Dec 12
    Join Pam as she leads us on a journey from the research labs to the fields, negotiating a tricky political, economic and cultural landscape in between. Along the way we’ll learn about groundbreaking advances in artificial breeding techniques and the real world challenges that farmers face every day.

    Dr. Pamela Ronald is a distinguished professor in the Department of Plant Pathology and the Genome Center at UC Davis. She also serves as director of the UC Davis Institute for Food and Agricultural Literacy, and is the recipient of awards and honors too numerous to mention here.

    Pam’s presentation will conclude with a Q&A session, followed by an informal reception with free botanas and beverages available for purchase. You won’t want to miss this!
    5 pm
    Pam Ronald: The Future of Food

    La Pulga Flea Market Dec 15
    Sunday Nov 24 , 11 am - 3 pm, Salón Los Pinos, Salida a Querétaro #145.
    Since 2011. Free admission.
    La Pulga Flea Market San Miguel.

    ~~~~~~~~~~

    Scheduled Road 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.

    ... works in substitution of sanitary drainage network in Callejón de Landin street, to thereby ensure the conduction of wastewater to the Treatment Plant.
    ~~~~~~~~~~

    Handle with care, asphalt binder maintenance works by the @SCT_Guanajuato in the Caracol, reduction to a lane of Glorieta de El Pípila to exit to Querétaro and in sections in the opposite direction. Use alternate ways.

    ~~~~~~~~~~

    The Arcade of Guadalupe Avenue, the goodbye to the trees and the 'cooperacha' that the tenants ask for
    Derived from the application of the “Maintenance and conservation of streets” program that runs the infrastructure and public works management, Guadalupe Avenue will have partial closure of streets from September 21.
    655ox0a1jdhtjjbg.png

    Problems finding the new urban and suburban route in the San Juan De Dios area? Check this out:
    Did you return to work Monday and realize that in the area of San Juan De Dios there are a lot of closed streets and others with opposite directions? Well, the rehabilitation work started on Guadalupe Avenue, so ...
    Problems finding the new urban and suburban route in the San Juan De Dios area? Check this out: (sp).

    As part of the dignification of this area, this Saturday, September 21 will begin the rehabilitation work of the stamped concrete pavement on Guadalupe Avenue, from the section that goes from the Station Road to the Avenue Independence.

    For this reason, there will be total closure of the section that goes from Calzada de la Estación to San Rafael street and the section of Antonio Villanueva to Insurgentes, during the first stage of this action.
    Rehabilitation Work In Avenida Guadalupe Begins (sp).

    ~~~~~~~~~~

    Traffic Light Project
    After almost 24 hours of maneuvering, the equestrian sculpture of General Don Ignacio Allende was removed, with the intention of completely restoring it. The works at the Glorieta Allende will continue. Take precautions!
    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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  • Brief News and Views Nov 29, 2019

    Nov 29, 2019:
    • Store closed for selling fireworks,
    • Thanksgiving message from the Mayor,
    • The 7th International Theater Festival arrives in SMA,
    • Mazatlan underwater,
    • Study: Caffeine, Xanax Found In ‘Pure’ Blood Samples,
    • US: Coast-to-coast storm will dump more rain and snow during weekend travel rush,
    • UN: The world has backed itself into a treacherous corner on climate change,
    • Police Ask for 'Thoughts and Prayers' After Responding to Spilled Krispy Kreme Delivery.

    ~~~~~
    Local News Sites
    Looking for more news? These are our top local news sites:
    San Miguel Times | Atención | Noticias Con Valor (sp) | News San Miguel (sp).
    See our Links page for more news sites.
    ~~~~~

    Store closed for fireworks sale
    For selling fireworks without permission, a grocery store located on Emiliano Zapata street in the Miguel Hidalgo neighborhood was closed tonight.

    After a citizen report made to 911, the Civil Protection Department inspected the store, where they found 6 kg of pyrotechnic toys in different presentations. ...

    The Municipal Government announced on November 10 that there will be zero tolerance in the sale of pyrotechnics during the Christmas season, so it began an operation for the confiscation of 'cuetes'.
    Store closed for fireworks sale.

    Thanksgiving message from the Mayor

    The 7th International Theater Festival arrives in December at SMA
    In the first days of #diciembre the seventh arrives in the city #Festival from #Teatro to #SanMigueldeAllende and here is all the information of the places where there will be works and all will be free.
    From December 1 to 7, the Municipal Government, in coordination with the Teatro en la Calle group, will hold the Seventh International Theater Festival. This year, the billboard includes theater companies from Colombia, Argentina, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Zacatecas, Querétaro, Tlaxcala, Veracruz and Guanajuato, which will be presented free of charge in different ...
    The 7th International Theater Festival arrives in December at SMA.

    Mazatlan underwater
    After the heavy rains recorded today in the morning, caused by the 2nd winter storm in combination with the cold front # 19 Mazatlan was underwater.

    The main colonies and areas of the city were affected by rainfall that reached 97 mm. Among the flooded colonies are: Colonia Anáhuac, Jesús García, Francisco I. Madero, López Mateos, Colonia Centro, Jacarandas, El Toreó, Allende and November 20.
    Mazatlan underwater.

    Study: Caffeine, Xanax Found In ‘Pure’ Blood Samples Used For Transfusions
    There’s no denying it: Americans love their caffeine. Whether you’re a coffee lover, tea aficionado, soda supporter, or just a big fan of chocolate, chances are you’re consuming at least a little bit of caffeine each day. In fact, it’s estimated that roughly 80% of U.S. adults enjoy a dose of caffeine on a daily basis. Now, new research finds that caffeine consumption is so widespread, it was detected in 100% of supposedly pure analyzed blood samples provided by blood banks.

    These blood samples would normally be used in hospitals all over the U.S. for transfusions, meaning there is a potentially high likelihood that countless patients are being given blood that isn’t as pure as they are being led to believe. Furthermore, traces of alprazolam, better known as the anti-anxiety prescription drug Xanax, and cough medicine, were also discovered in a significant portion of analyzed blood bank samples.
    Study: Caffeine, Xanax Found In ‘Pure’ Blood Samples Used For Transfusions.

    Coast-to-coast storm will dump more rain and snow during weekend travel rush
    As millions of holiday travelers head back home over the weekend, rain and snow will sweep through the Midwest on Saturday then push into the Northeast on Sunday into Monday, CNN meteorologist Haley Brink said.

    The storm system will cause widespread weather-related hazards through the Thanksgiving weekend as it tracks west to east across the lower 48, the National Weather Service said.
    Coast-to-coast storm will dump more rain and snow during weekend travel rush.

    UN: The world has backed itself into a treacherous corner on climate change
    The world is further off course than ever from meeting the goals of the Paris climate agreement and averting climate catastrophe as the divide between countries’ pledges and actions continues to grow. ...

    Now global emissions have to fall by 7.6 percent a year between 2020 and 2030. But according to the new gap report, the current trajectory puts the world’s emissions to overshoot the 2030 target for 1.5 degrees Celsius by 38 percent. The current pace of emissions would lead to as much as 3.2 degrees Celsius (5.7 degrees Fahrenheit) of warming by 2100. This would be a world where millions more people would have to abandon coastal areas due to rising sea levels and vastly more dangerous periods of extreme heat.
    UN: The world has backed itself into a treacherous corner on climate change.

    Police Hilariously Ask for 'Thoughts and Prayers' After Responding to Spilled Krispy Kreme Delivery
    "The response time was stellar, but we couldn’t beat the 5 second rule," the Brookhaven Police Department in Georgia shared on Facebook Tuesday.

    The Brookhaven police department responded to a call shortly after 7:30 a.m., arriving on the scene to what authorities are calling “total carnage.”

    What responding officers found on arrival is every officer’s worst nightmare — dozens of glazed Krispy Kreme donuts, scattered neglectfully across the ground.
    Police Hilariously Ask for 'Thoughts and Prayers' After Responding to Spilled Krispy Kreme Delivery.

    Thanks for reading!
    ~~~~~
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  • Upcoming Activities and Events Nov 29, 2019

    Upcoming for Nov 29, 2019:
    • What's Happening,
    • Home, Studio, and Gallery Tour Nov 29,
    • Salon en Néctar: Holiday Open House Nov 29,
    • TOSMA Organic Market Nov 30,
    • Chess Saturday Oct Nov 30,
    • + Scrap Collection Schedule Nov 28-29,
    • + Organ Festival in SMA Oct 27-Dec 18,
    • + Art Exhibition: Rafael Coronel ...to mid Dec,
    • + One-Woman Joan of Arc Play Nov 21-Dec 21,
    • + Santa Ana Café Exhibit Nov 16-Jan 4,
    • 7th International Theater Festival Dec 1-7,
    • Rohr Jewish Learning Institute New Course on Coping Starting Dec 4,
    • The Roommate, Dec 5-8;12-15,
    • Fábrica La Aurora Art Walk Dec 7,
    • La Pulga Flea Market Dec 15,
    • Scheduled Road Work and Closures.
    + = continuing activities.

    What's Happening

    Home, Studio, and Gallery Tour Shows Off Some of San Miguel’s Top Art Sites Nov 29
    Bring your camera! The jaw-dropping homes and landscapes, studios and shops, and galleries we visit will create an unforgettable San Miguel experience. Stops highlight the genius of artists, architects, and designers. These properties and their owners have been profiled internationally from Montreal to Tokyo. This unique outing includes a personal tour of ...
    Home, Studio, and Gallery Tour Shows Off Some of San Miguel’s Top Art Sites.

    Salon en Néctar: Holiday Open House Nov 29
    Holiday Open House to Celebrate Six Months of Salóns at Néctar
    Traditional Christmas Foods, Drinks and Friends of Camino Silvestre
    and ...
    Introducing the New Collection of Clothing, Accessories, and Jewelry by Alfredo García-Lucio!
    5 - 7 pm
    Salon en Néctar: Holiday Open House.

    TOSMA Organic Market Nov 30
    The TOSMA market is located outside at Mercado Sano. Every Saturday 9 am - 4 pm.
    TOSMA Organic Market.

    Chess at Cafe Arab'ella Saturday Nov 30
    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.

    Scrap Collection Schedule Nov 28-29
    The 2nd Campaign for the Collection of domestic garbage, electronic waste and special handling waste program continues. Today and tomorrow follow the routes. #Todos_Juntos today and always #SanMiguelDeLaGente.

    The 4th Organ Festival is held in San Miguel Oct 27-Dec 18
    From October 27 to December 18, the 4th Organ Festival will be held in San Miguel de Allende. This edition is dedicated to RP Socorro Govea, priest of the Temple of the Oratory and great organist, most events are free.

    The Festival was born in 2016, it is a 100% Sanmiguelense independent court event. The initiators are the Organist Masters, Josue Martinez and Ramiro Granados. In this edition Master Miguel Angel Espinosa is incorporated together with Master Ricardo Castro
    The 4th Organ Festival is held in San Miguel (sp).

    Art Exhibition of the Work of Rafael Coronel ...to Mid Dec
    For three months in San Miguel de Allende the work of Rafael Coronel will be exhibited.

    Lourdes Sosa, the director of the gallery of the same name and in charge of the work, said there are 29 works that will be exhibited in the halls of the Tourist Council / Office of Tourism across from the Parroquia. Enter the exhibition through the Office of Tourism.

    He said that there are unpublished works, which he did at the end of his life in this May of 2019, so a group of oil works, drawings, bronzes from the ages of 70, 80, 90 and more are presented.
    Art Exhibition of the Work of Rafael Coronel Inaugurated (sp).

    One-Woman Joan of Arc Play Has a Thirtieth Anniversary Revival at the San Miguel Playhouse Nov 21-Dec 21
    “Once in every four or five hundred years, a person comes from out of nowhere and changes the world. Joan of Arc was such a person.” So says John Morrow, whose play, Joan of Arc: A Vision Through Fire, opened in Los Angeles in 1989 and is about to have its thirtieth-anniversary ...
    One-Woman Joan of Arc Play Has a Thirtieth Anniversary Revival at the San Miguel Playhouse.

    Santa Ana Café Exhibit Celebrates the Diversity Within Mexican Identity Nov 16-Jan 4
    On Saturday, November 16, the exhibit The Eyes of México, a series of large-format portraits, opens at the La Biblioteca in the Café Santa Ana. Self-taught artist Ana Ragá studied product design at Universidad Iberoamericana and textile design at the School of Design of Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes. But, she ...
    New Santa Ana Café Exhibit Celebrates the Diversity Within Mexican Identity.

    The 7th International Theater Festival arrives in December at SMA
    In the first days of #diciembre the seventh arrives in the city #Festival from #Teatro to #SanMigueldeAllende and here is all the information of the places where there will be works and all will be free.
    From December 1 to 7, the Municipal Government, in coordination with the Teatro en la Calle group, will hold the Seventh International Theater Festival. This year, the billboard includes theater companies from Colombia, Argentina, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Zacatecas, Querétaro, Tlaxcala, Veracruz and Guanajuato, which will be presented free of charge in different ...
    The 7th International Theater Festival arrives in December at SMA

    Rohr Jewish Learning Institute Debuts in San Miguel with New Course on Coping Starts Dec 4
    On December 4, the Rohr Jewish Learning Institute will open its doors in San Miguel de Allende with the course “Worrier to Warrior,” a new six-session course to help people deal with life challenges by accepting themselves and finding meaning in adversity. Participants will take on life’s challenges by examining factors that ...
    Rohr Jewish Learning Institute Debuts in San Miguel with New Course on Coping

    A Female Odd Couple Bring Hilarity to The Roommate, Dec 5-8,12-15
    In playwright Jen Silverman’s two-hander, The Roommate, Sharon, a divorced Iowa housewife in her fifties, is seeking a woman her age to share her spacious house. She gets her roommate and a lot more than she bargained for in Robyn, a lesbian vegan from the Bronx with a shady past and a ...
    A Female Odd Couple Bring Hilarity to The Roommate,.

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

    La Pulga Flea Market Dec 15
    Sunday Nov 24 , 11 am - 3 pm, Salón Los Pinos, Salida a Querétaro #145.
    Since 2011. Free admission.
    La Pulga Flea Market San Miguel.

    ~~~~~~~~~~

    Scheduled Road 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.

    ... works in substitution of sanitary drainage network in Callejón de Landin street, to thereby ensure the conduction of wastewater to the Treatment Plant.
    ~~~~~~~~~~

    Handle with care, asphalt binder maintenance works by the @SCT_Guanajuato in the Caracol, reduction to a lane of Glorieta de El Pípila to exit to Querétaro and in sections in the opposite direction. Use alternate ways.

    ~~~~~~~~~~

    The Arcade of Guadalupe Avenue, the goodbye to the trees and the 'cooperacha' that the tenants ask for
    Derived from the application of the “Maintenance and conservation of streets” program that runs the infrastructure and public works management, Guadalupe Avenue will have partial closure of streets from September 21.
    655ox0a1jdhtjjbg.png

    Problems finding the new urban and suburban route in the San Juan De Dios area? Check this out:
    Did you return to work Monday and realize that in the area of San Juan De Dios there are a lot of closed streets and others with opposite directions? Well, the rehabilitation work started on Guadalupe Avenue, so ...
    Problems finding the new urban and suburban route in the San Juan De Dios area? Check this out: (sp).

    As part of the dignification of this area, this Saturday, September 21 will begin the rehabilitation work of the stamped concrete pavement on Guadalupe Avenue, from the section that goes from the Station Road to the Avenue Independence.

    For this reason, there will be total closure of the section that goes from Calzada de la Estación to San Rafael street and the section of Antonio Villanueva to Insurgentes, during the first stage of this action.
    Rehabilitation Work In Avenida Guadalupe Begins (sp).

    ~~~~~~~~~~

    Traffic Light Project
    After almost 24 hours of maneuvering, the equestrian sculpture of General Don Ignacio Allende was removed, with the intention of completely restoring it. The works at the Glorieta Allende will continue. Take precautions!
    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 Nov 27, 2019

    Upcoming for Nov 27, 2019:
    • What's Happening,
    • Municipal Youth Day / Parade in SMA Nov 27-28,
    • St Veronica and Four Churches Walk Nov 28,
    • + Organ Festival in SMA Oct 27-Dec 18,
    • + Art Exhibition: Rafael Coronel ...to mid Dec,
    • + One-Woman Joan of Arc Play Nov 21-Dec 21,
    • + Santa Ana Café Exhibit Nov 16-Jan 4,
    • Home, Studio, and Gallery Tour Nov 29,
    • TOSMA Organic Market Nov 30,
    • Chess Saturday Oct Nov 30,
    • Rohr Jewish Learning Institute New Course on Coping Starting Dec 4,
    • The Roommate, Dec 5-8;12-15,
    • Fábrica La Aurora Art Walk Dec 7,
    • La Pulga Flea Market Dec 15,
    • Scheduled Road Work and Closures.

    What's Happening

    They present at a press conference the Municipal Youth Day in SMA
    We invite you to the Municipal Youth Day in #SanMiguelDeLaGente Pro Valores parade 10:30 hrs from El Cardo. @AaronDiazMX , 4 influencers and 15 National Youth Awards will work 5 actions at Angela Peralta Theater 15 hrs.
    They promote in San Miguel de Allende 'Municipal Youth Day. "With this program the authorities seek to encourage young people by motivating them to be the ones who generate change.
    With a Parade and Round Tables on November 27 and 28, they will celebrate this 2019 the Municipal Youth Day of San Miguel de Allende where 15 National Youth Awards and 5 Influencers will participate. The parade will be made through the main streets ...
    They present at a press conference the Municipal Youth Day in SMA (sp).

    Image of St Veronica in San Miguel’s Parroquia Was Erased Due to Controversy Nov 28
    In the National Gallery of Art in Washington DC, there is an oil on wood painting by the German Hans Memling, one of the leading portrait artists of the Renaissance period. In this work, set against a scene of rolling Tuscan hills with a medieval castle in the distance, a richly attired ...
    Image of St Veronica in San Miguel’s Parroquia Was Erased Due to Controversy.

    The 4th Organ Festival is held in San Miguel Oct 27-Dec 18
    From October 27 to December 18, the 4th Organ Festival will be held in San Miguel de Allende. This edition is dedicated to RP Socorro Govea, priest of the Temple of the Oratory and great organist, most events are free.

    The Festival was born in 2016, it is a 100% Sanmiguelense independent court event. The initiators are the Organist Masters, Josue Martinez and Ramiro Granados. In this edition Master Miguel Angel Espinosa is incorporated together with Master Ricardo Castro
    The 4th Organ Festival is held in San Miguel (sp).

    Art Exhibition of the Work of Rafael Coronel ...to Mid Dec
    For three months in San Miguel de Allende the work of Rafael Coronel will be exhibited.

    Lourdes Sosa, the director of the gallery of the same name and in charge of the work, said there are 29 works that will be exhibited in the halls of the Tourist Council / Office of Tourism across from the Parroquia. Enter the exhibition through the Office of Tourism.

    He said that there are unpublished works, which he did at the end of his life in this May of 2019, so a group of oil works, drawings, bronzes from the ages of 70, 80, 90 and more are presented.
    Art Exhibition of the Work of Rafael Coronel Inaugurated (sp).

    One-Woman Joan of Arc Play Has a Thirtieth Anniversary Revival at the San Miguel Playhouse Nov 21-Dec 21
    “Once in every four or five hundred years, a person comes from out of nowhere and changes the world. Joan of Arc was such a person.” So says John Morrow, whose play, Joan of Arc: A Vision Through Fire, opened in Los Angeles in 1989 and is about to have its thirtieth-anniversary ...
    One-Woman Joan of Arc Play Has a Thirtieth Anniversary Revival at the San Miguel Playhouse.

    Santa Ana Café Exhibit Celebrates the Diversity Within Mexican Identity Nov 16-Jan 4
    On Saturday, November 16, the exhibit The Eyes of México, a series of large-format portraits, opens at the La Biblioteca in the Café Santa Ana. Self-taught artist Ana Ragá studied product design at Universidad Iberoamericana and textile design at the School of Design of Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes. But, she ...
    New Santa Ana Café Exhibit Celebrates the Diversity Within Mexican Identity.

    Home, Studio, and Gallery Tour Shows Off Some of San Miguel’s Top Art Sites Nov 29
    Bring your camera! The jaw-dropping homes and landscapes, studios and shops, and galleries we visit will create an unforgettable San Miguel experience. Stops highlight the genius of artists, architects, and designers. These properties and their owners have been profiled internationally from Montreal to Tokyo. This unique outing includes a personal tour of ...
    Home, Studio, and Gallery Tour Shows Off Some of San Miguel’s Top Art Sites.

    TOSMA Organic Market Nov 30
    The TOSMA market is located outside at Mercado Sano. Every Saturday 9 am - 4 pm.
    TOSMA Organic Market.

    Chess at Cafe Arab'ella Saturday Nov 30
    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.

    Rohr Jewish Learning Institute Debuts in San Miguel with New Course on Coping Starts Dec 4
    On December 4, the Rohr Jewish Learning Institute will open its doors in San Miguel de Allende with the course “Worrier to Warrior,” a new six-session course to help people deal with life challenges by accepting themselves and finding meaning in adversity. Participants will take on life’s challenges by examining factors that ...
    Rohr Jewish Learning Institute Debuts in San Miguel with New Course on Coping

    A Female Odd Couple Bring Hilarity to The Roommate, Dec 5-8,12-15
    In playwright Jen Silverman’s two-hander, The Roommate, Sharon, a divorced Iowa housewife in her fifties, is seeking a woman her age to share her spacious house. She gets her roommate and a lot more than she bargained for in Robyn, a lesbian vegan from the Bronx with a shady past and a ...
    A Female Odd Couple Bring Hilarity to The Roommate,.

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

    La Pulga Flea Market Dec 15
    Sunday Nov 24 , 11 am - 3 pm, Salón Los Pinos, Salida a Querétaro #145.
    Since 2011. Free admission.
    La Pulga Flea Market San Miguel.

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    Scheduled Road 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.

    ~~~~~~~~~~

    Handle with care, asphalt binder maintenance works by the @SCT_Guanajuato in the Caracol, reduction to a lane of Glorieta de El Pípila to exit to Querétaro and in sections in the opposite direction. Use alternate ways.

    ~~~~~~~~~~

    We continue #Todos_Juntos working for our #SanMiguelDeLaGente . Therefore, we inform you of the closures and evictions in the maintenance and conservation works of streets in #SanMigueldeAllende.

    ~~~~~~~~~~

    We continue with the work of replacing the drinking water line in Ancha de San Antonio street, in order to ensure the supply of drinking water in our homes. PLEASE DRIVE WITH CAUTION AND CONSIDER ALTERNATE ROADS.

    IMPORTANT NOTICE Monday, October 7 to November 25.

    CLOSURE OF STREETS:
    Street: Zacateros, section: Hernández Macías to Orizaba.

    Rehabilitation work in the drinking water network and tap replacement.

    PLEASE PROGRAM YOUR TRANSIT TIMES AND CONSIDER ALTERNATE ROADS.
    bg69jw4tpl2nkzv1.png

    ~~~~~~~~~~

    The Arcade of Guadalupe Avenue, the goodbye to the trees and the 'cooperacha' that the tenants ask for
    Derived from the application of the “Maintenance and conservation of streets” program that runs the infrastructure and public works management, Guadalupe Avenue will have partial closure of streets from September 21.
    655ox0a1jdhtjjbg.png

    Problems finding the new urban and suburban route in the San Juan De Dios area? Check this out:
    Did you return to work Monday and realize that in the area of San Juan De Dios there are a lot of closed streets and others with opposite directions? Well, the rehabilitation work started on Guadalupe Avenue, so ...
    Problems finding the new urban and suburban route in the San Juan De Dios area? Check this out: (sp).

    As part of the dignification of this area, this Saturday, September 21 will begin the rehabilitation work of the stamped concrete pavement on Guadalupe Avenue, from the section that goes from the Station Road to the Avenue Independence.

    For this reason, there will be total closure of the section that goes from Calzada de la Estación to San Rafael street and the section of Antonio Villanueva to Insurgentes, during the first stage of this action.
    Rehabilitation Work In Avenida Guadalupe Begins (sp).

    ~~~~~~~~~~

    Traffic Light Project
    After almost 24 hours of maneuvering, the equestrian sculpture of General Don Ignacio Allende was removed, with the intention of completely restoring it. The works at the Glorieta Allende will continue. Take precautions!
    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
    ROAD ALERT We will protect and rehabilitate the sculpture of Don Ignacio Allende, today we begin the work to facilitate the maneuver of his retirement that will be tomorrow at 8 hrs. With this action the road circuit begins and traffic lights.

    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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  • Brief News and Views Nov 26, 2019

    Nov 26, 2019:
    • Check Property Tax Online,
    • The Kings Fair 2020,
    • Study SICOM Silao-SMA-Highway 57 highway route,
    • More than 8 thousand signatures request the revocation of mandate of mayor of Celaya,
    • Mexican Coffee Shops,
    • Don’t Make Mistakes That Will Cost You Your Residency in Mexico,
    • Bogotá Raid Shows Importance of Mexico Cartels for Colombian Coca,
    • UN: Countries not doing enough to keep Earth's temperature from rising to near-catastrophic levels,
    • Why Apocalyptic Claims About Climate Change Are Wrong,
    • Are electric vehicles really so climate friendly?,
    • Yes, electric vehicles really are better than fossil fuel burners.

    ~~~~~
    Local News Sites
    Looking for more news? These are our top local news sites:
    San Miguel Times | Atención | Noticias Con Valor (sp) | News San Miguel (sp).
    See our Links page for more news sites.
    ~~~~~


    Check Property Tax Online
    Last days to enjoy 80% discount this November in surcharges and fines when paying your property. #SanMiguelDeLaGente More accomplished and more aware. Check your receipt here.
    Owe SMA property tax from previous years? Check your current balance online.
    Instructions: Property Payment (sp).
    Check Property Tax Online (sp).

    Present the Kings Fair 2020
    The traditional sale of #ReyesMagos in #SanMigueldeAllende it will no longer be held on Guadalupe Avenue, now the kings and merchants will be in the #Planchas of the #Tianguis Municipal on Tuesdays, this was announced at a press conference.
    At a press conference, the director of Public Services and Quality of Life, Rubén González and the leaders of the different unions of merchants, gave the last details of the ' Kings 'Fair 2020' to be held from January 1 to 6 on the planchas del tianguis de los martes.. ...

    The leader of the union of merchants 'Benito Juárez' of Plaza Guadalupe, Irinea Ramírez, stressed that one of the great benefits will be access to parking, since it was one of the main conflicts for customers to be located on Guadalupe Avenue.

    The 'Feria de Reyes 2020' will take place from January 1 to 4 at a time of 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. and day 5 from 8:00 a.m. to the same time the next day
    Present the Kings Fair 2020 (sp).
    This 2020 the Magi from San Miguel de Allende will have a new space to make their purchases a safe, clean place, with services and to live with family. While your children can choose what toys they will order.
    New place for the Tianguis of the Magi in SMA (sp).

    Study SICOM Silao-SMA-Highway 57 highway route
    The Ministry of Infrastructure, Connectivity and Mobility (SICOM) conducts a study to choose the line, verify the capacity and base the financial analysis that will demonstrate the social profitability of the project in order to carry out the tender and construction of the Silao-San highway Miguel de Allende-Federal Highway 57.
    Study SICOM Silao-SMA-Highway 57 highway route (sp).

    They present in the Congress of the State more than 8 thousand signatures to request the revocation of mandate of mayor of Celaya
    On November 25 of this year, the Celayense Citizen Alliance Organization was in the Honorable Congress of the Union, with the purpose of submitting the request for the revocation of the mandate of the citizen Elvira Paniagua Rodríguez, delivered the petition based on ungovernability which manifests itself in the lack of prevention of crime and violence suffered today by the Celayans.
    They present in the Congress of the State more than 8 thousand signatures to request the revocation of mandate of mayor of Celaya (sp).

    Mexican Coffee Shops
    Coffee is among Mexico’s important crops, with the country producing around 240,000 metric tons a year of the beans, of which it exports about three quarters and consumes the rest. Along with its wide variety of coffees, Mexico offers an ample choice of places to drink them in.
    Mexican Coffee Shops.

    Don’t Make Mistakes That Will Cost You Your Residency in Mexico
    We receive many inquiries from foreigners who have accidentally canceled their residency visas because they are unaware or did not follow the proper procedure when leaving and entering Mexico. These mistakes will result in having to initiate the residency process again and possibly explaining to INM why you attempted to mislead them.
    Don’t Make Mistakes That Will Cost You Your Residency in Mexico.

    Bogotá Raid Shows Importance of Mexico Cartels for Colombian Coca
    The dismantling of an international drug trafficking ring led by a powerful Mexican cartel is yet another example of how their money fuels much of Colombia’s drug business.
    Bogotá Raid Shows Importance of Mexico Cartels for Colombian Coca.

    Countries are not doing enough to keep Earth's temperature from rising to near-catastrophic levels, a UN report says.
    A new United Nations report paints a bleak picture: The commitments countries pledged to limit the climate crisis are nowhere near enough to stave off record-high temperatures. Delaying change any further will make it impossible to reach desired temperature goals.

    The time for "rapid and transformational" change to limit global warming is now, the report says. ...

    Current measures will not keep global temperature increases within the 1.5-to-2-degree Celsius range (a "safe" level to which temperatures can rise and not cause devastation, though 1.5 degrees is preferable), according to the report issued Tuesday.
    Countries are not doing enough to keep Earth's temperature from rising to near-catastrophic levels, a UN report says.

    Why Apocalyptic Claims About Climate Change Are Wrong
    Environmental journalists and advocates have in recent weeks made a number of apocalyptic predictions about the impact of climate change. Bill McKibben suggested climate-driven fires in Australia had made koalas “functionally extinct.” Extinction Rebellion said “Billions will die” and “Life on Earth is dying.” Vice claimed the “collapse of civilization may have already begun.”
    Why Apocalyptic Claims About Climate Change Are Wrong.

    Are electric vehicles really so climate friendly?
    EVs produce more CO2 than say diesel – it’s just they emit via the power plant not the exhaust pipe.
    Are electric vehicles really so climate friendly?.

    Yes, electric vehicles really are better than fossil fuel burners
    In fact, whenever you read a newspaper article claiming EVs are worse than diesel or petrol cars, that article will be based on a report that deliberately makes EVs look worse than they are.
    Yes, electric vehicles really are better than fossil fuel burners.

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  • Upcoming Activities and Events Nov 26, 2019

    Upcoming for Nov 26, 2019:
    • What's Happening,
    • Behind the Scenes: Patronato Pro Niños Nov 26,
    • Municipal Youth Day in SMA Nov 27-28,
    • + Organ Festival in SMA Oct 27-Dec 18,
    • + Art Exhibition: Rafael Coronel ...to mid Dec,
    • + One-Woman Joan of Arc Play Nov 21-Dec 21,
    • + Santa Ana Café Exhibit Nov 16-Jan 4,
    • St Veronica and Four Churches Walk Nov 28,
    • Home, Studio, and Gallery Tour Nov 29,
    • TOSMA Organic Market Nov 30,
    • Chess Saturday Oct Nov 30,
    • Rohr Jewish Learning Institute New Course on Coping Starting Dec 4,
    • The Roommate, Dec 5-8;12-15,
    • Fábrica La Aurora Art Walk Dec 7,
    • La Pulga Flea Market Dec 15,
    • Scheduled Road Work and Closures with Overpass Update.

    What's Happening

    Patronato Pro Niños Director to Take Rotary Audiences Behind the Scenes of a 50-Year-Old NGO Nov 26
    Children in the rural areas of the San Miguel de Allende municipality are more likely to face challenges to their health and have less access to care than children in the urban areas. Although San Miguel was named the best city in the world in 2019 by Travel + Leisure magazine, there ...
    Patronato Pro Niños Director to Take Rotary Audiences Behind the Scenes of a 50-Year-Old NGO.

    They present at a press conference the Municipal Youth Day in SMA
    They promote in San Miguel de Allende 'Municipal Youth Day. "With this program the authorities seek to encourage young people by motivating them to be the ones who generate change.
    With a Parade and Round Tables on November 27 and 28, they will celebrate this 2019 the Municipal Youth Day of San Miguel de Allende where 15 National Youth Awards and 5 Influencers will participate. The parade will be made through the main streets ...
    They present at a press conference the Municipal Youth Day in SMA (sp).

    The 4th Organ Festival is held in San Miguel Oct 27-Dec 18
    From October 27 to December 18, the 4th Organ Festival will be held in San Miguel de Allende. This edition is dedicated to RP Socorro Govea, priest of the Temple of the Oratory and great organist, most events are free.

    The Festival was born in 2016, it is a 100% Sanmiguelense independent court event. The initiators are the Organist Masters, Josue Martinez and Ramiro Granados. In this edition Master Miguel Angel Espinosa is incorporated together with Master Ricardo Castro
    The 4th Organ Festival is held in San Miguel (sp).

    Art Exhibition of the Work of Rafael Coronel ...to Mid Dec
    For three months in San Miguel de Allende the work of Rafael Coronel will be exhibited.

    Lourdes Sosa, the director of the gallery of the same name and in charge of the work, said there are 29 works that will be exhibited in the halls of the Tourist Council / Office of Tourism across from the Parroquia. Enter the exhibition through the Office of Tourism.

    He said that there are unpublished works, which he did at the end of his life in this May of 2019, so a group of oil works, drawings, bronzes from the ages of 70, 80, 90 and more are presented.
    Art Exhibition of the Work of Rafael Coronel Inaugurated (sp).

    One-Woman Joan of Arc Play Has a Thirtieth Anniversary Revival at the San Miguel Playhouse Nov 21-Dec 21
    “Once in every four or five hundred years, a person comes from out of nowhere and changes the world. Joan of Arc was such a person.” So says John Morrow, whose play, Joan of Arc: A Vision Through Fire, opened in Los Angeles in 1989 and is about to have its thirtieth-anniversary ...
    One-Woman Joan of Arc Play Has a Thirtieth Anniversary Revival at the San Miguel Playhouse.

    Santa Ana Café Exhibit Celebrates the Diversity Within Mexican Identity Nov 16-Jan 4
    On Saturday, November 16, the exhibit The Eyes of México, a series of large-format portraits, opens at the La Biblioteca in the Café Santa Ana. Self-taught artist Ana Ragá studied product design at Universidad Iberoamericana and textile design at the School of Design of Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes. But, she ...
    New Santa Ana Café Exhibit Celebrates the Diversity Within Mexican Identity.

    Image of St Veronica in San Miguel’s Parroquia Was Erased Due to Controversy Nov 28
    In the National Gallery of Art in Washington DC, there is an oil on wood painting by the German Hans Memling, one of the leading portrait artists of the Renaissance period. In this work, set against a scene of rolling Tuscan hills with a medieval castle in the distance, a richly attired ...
    Image of St Veronica in San Miguel’s Parroquia Was Erased Due to Controversy.

    Home, Studio, and Gallery Tour Shows Off Some of San Miguel’s Top Art Sites Nov 29
    Bring your camera! The jaw-dropping homes and landscapes, studios and shops, and galleries we visit will create an unforgettable San Miguel experience. Stops highlight the genius of artists, architects, and designers. These properties and their owners have been profiled internationally from Montreal to Tokyo. This unique outing includes a personal tour of ...
    Home, Studio, and Gallery Tour Shows Off Some of San Miguel’s Top Art Sites.

    TOSMA Organic Market Nov 30
    The TOSMA market is located outside at Mercado Sano. Every Saturday 9 am - 4 pm.
    TOSMA Organic Market.

    Chess at Cafe Arab'ella Saturday Nov 30
    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.

    Rohr Jewish Learning Institute Debuts in San Miguel with New Course on Coping Starts Dec 4
    On December 4, the Rohr Jewish Learning Institute will open its doors in San Miguel de Allende with the course “Worrier to Warrior,” a new six-session course to help people deal with life challenges by accepting themselves and finding meaning in adversity. Participants will take on life’s challenges by examining factors that ...
    Rohr Jewish Learning Institute Debuts in San Miguel with New Course on Coping

    A Female Odd Couple Bring Hilarity to The Roommate, Dec 5-8,12-15
    In playwright Jen Silverman’s two-hander, The Roommate, Sharon, a divorced Iowa housewife in her fifties, is seeking a woman her age to share her spacious house. She gets her roommate and a lot more than she bargained for in Robyn, a lesbian vegan from the Bronx with a shady past and a ...
    A Female Odd Couple Bring Hilarity to The Roommate,.

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

    La Pulga Flea Market Dec 15
    Sunday Nov 24 , 11 am - 3 pm, Salón Los Pinos, Salida a Querétaro #145.
    Since 2011. Free admission.
    La Pulga Flea Market San Miguel.

    ~~~~~~~~~~

    Scheduled Road 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.

    ~~~~~~~~~~

    Handle with care, asphalt binder maintenance works by the @SCT_Guanajuato in the Caracol, reduction to a lane of Glorieta de El Pípila to exit to Querétaro and in sections in the opposite direction. Use alternate ways.

    ~~~~~~~~~~

    We continue #Todos_Juntos working for our #SanMiguelDeLaGente . Therefore, we inform you of the closures and evictions in the maintenance and conservation works of streets in #SanMigueldeAllende.

    ~~~~~~~~~~

    We continue with the work of replacing the drinking water line in Ancha de San Antonio street, in order to ensure the supply of drinking water in our homes. PLEASE DRIVE WITH CAUTION AND CONSIDER ALTERNATE ROADS.

    IMPORTANT NOTICE Monday, October 7 to November 25.

    CLOSURE OF STREETS:
    Street: Zacateros, section: Hernández Macías to Orizaba.

    Rehabilitation work in the drinking water network and tap replacement.

    PLEASE PROGRAM YOUR TRANSIT TIMES AND CONSIDER ALTERNATE ROADS.
    bg69jw4tpl2nkzv1.png

    ~~~~~~~~~~

    The Arcade of Guadalupe Avenue, the goodbye to the trees and the 'cooperacha' that the tenants ask for
    Derived from the application of the “Maintenance and conservation of streets” program that runs the infrastructure and public works management, Guadalupe Avenue will have partial closure of streets from September 21.
    655ox0a1jdhtjjbg.png

    Problems finding the new urban and suburban route in the San Juan De Dios area? Check this out:
    Did you return to work Monday and realize that in the area of San Juan De Dios there are a lot of closed streets and others with opposite directions? Well, the rehabilitation work started on Guadalupe Avenue, so ...
    Problems finding the new urban and suburban route in the San Juan De Dios area? Check this out: (sp).

    As part of the dignification of this area, this Saturday, September 21 will begin the rehabilitation work of the stamped concrete pavement on Guadalupe Avenue, from the section that goes from the Station Road to the Avenue Independence.

    For this reason, there will be total closure of the section that goes from Calzada de la Estación to San Rafael street and the section of Antonio Villanueva to Insurgentes, during the first stage of this action.
    Rehabilitation Work In Avenida Guadalupe Begins (sp).

    ~~~~~~~~~~

    Traffic Light Project
    After almost 24 hours of maneuvering, the equestrian sculpture of General Don Ignacio Allende was removed, with the intention of completely restoring it. The works at the Glorieta Allende will continue. Take precautions!
    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
    ROAD ALERT We will protect and rehabilitate the sculpture of Don Ignacio Allende, today we begin the work to facilitate the maneuver of his retirement that will be tomorrow at 8 hrs. With this action the road circuit begins and traffic lights.

    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 Nov 25, 2019

    Upcoming for Nov 25, 2019:
    • What's Happening,
    • Recast Notion that Humanity is Hardwired for Greed Nov 25,
    • Behind the Scenes: Patronato Pro Niños Nov 26,
    • + Organ Festival in SMA Oct 27-Dec 18,
    • + Art Exhibition: Rafael Coronel ...to mid Dec,
    • + One-Woman Joan of Arc Play Nov 21-Dec 21,
    • + Santa Ana Café Exhibit Nov 16-Jan 4,
    • Municipal Youth Day in SMA Nov 27-28,
    • St Veronica and Four Churches Walk Nov 28,
    • Home, Studio, and Gallery Tour Nov 29,
    • TOSMA Organic Market Nov 30,
    • Chess Saturday Oct Nov 30,
    • Rohr Jewish Learning Institute New Course on Coping Starting Dec 4,
    • The Roommate, Dec 5-8;12-15,
    • Fábrica La Aurora Art Walk Dec 7,
    • La Pulga Flea Market Dec 15,
    • Scheduled Road Work and Closures with Overpass Update.

    What's Happening

    Environmental Author Seeks to Recast Notion That Humanity Is Hardwired for Greed Nov 25
    Let’s face it: we are waist-deep in a global quagmire. I suspect we all have days when no matter how hard we struggle to pull ourselves out of the morass, trying to grab onto familiar uplifting handholds, we still feel stuck at the end of the day. To get out of the ...
    Environmental Author Seeks to Recast Notion That Humanity Is Hardwired for Greed.

    Patronato Pro Niños Director to Take Rotary Audiences Behind the Scenes of a 50-Year-Old NGO Nov 26
    Children in the rural areas of the San Miguel de Allende municipality are more likely to face challenges to their health and have less access to care than children in the urban areas. Although San Miguel was named the best city in the world in 2019 by Travel + Leisure magazine, there ...
    Patronato Pro Niños Director to Take Rotary Audiences Behind the Scenes of a 50-Year-Old NGO.

    The 4th Organ Festival is held in San Miguel Oct 27-Dec 18
    From October 27 to December 18, the 4th Organ Festival will be held in San Miguel de Allende. This edition is dedicated to RP Socorro Govea, priest of the Temple of the Oratory and great organist, most events are free.

    The Festival was born in 2016, it is a 100% Sanmiguelense independent court event. The initiators are the Organist Masters, Josue Martinez and Ramiro Granados. In this edition Master Miguel Angel Espinosa is incorporated together with Master Ricardo Castro
    The 4th Organ Festival is held in San Miguel (sp).

    Art Exhibition of the Work of Rafael Coronel ...to Mid Dec
    For three months in San Miguel de Allende the work of Rafael Coronel will be exhibited.

    Lourdes Sosa, the director of the gallery of the same name and in charge of the work, said there are 29 works that will be exhibited in the halls of the Tourist Council / Office of Tourism across from the Parroquia. Enter the exhibition through the Office of Tourism.

    He said that there are unpublished works, which he did at the end of his life in this May of 2019, so a group of oil works, drawings, bronzes from the ages of 70, 80, 90 and more are presented.
    Art Exhibition of the Work of Rafael Coronel Inaugurated (sp).

    One-Woman Joan of Arc Play Has a Thirtieth Anniversary Revival at the San Miguel Playhouse Nov 21-Dec 21
    “Once in every four or five hundred years, a person comes from out of nowhere and changes the world. Joan of Arc was such a person.” So says John Morrow, whose play, Joan of Arc: A Vision Through Fire, opened in Los Angeles in 1989 and is about to have its thirtieth-anniversary ...
    One-Woman Joan of Arc Play Has a Thirtieth Anniversary Revival at the San Miguel Playhouse.

    Santa Ana Café Exhibit Celebrates the Diversity Within Mexican Identity Nov 16-Jan 4
    On Saturday, November 16, the exhibit The Eyes of México, a series of large-format portraits, opens at the La Biblioteca in the Café Santa Ana. Self-taught artist Ana Ragá studied product design at Universidad Iberoamericana and textile design at the School of Design of Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes. But, she ...
    New Santa Ana Café Exhibit Celebrates the Diversity Within Mexican Identity.

    They present at a press conference the Municipal Youth Day in SMA
    They promote in San Miguel de Allende 'Municipal Youth Day. "With this program the authorities seek to encourage young people by motivating them to be the ones who generate change.
    With a Parade and Round Tables on November 27 and 28, they will celebrate this 2019 the Municipal Youth Day of San Miguel de Allende where 15 National Youth Awards and 5 Influencers will participate. The parade will be made through the main streets ...
    They present at a press conference the Municipal Youth Day in SMA (sp).

    Image of St Veronica in San Miguel’s Parroquia Was Erased Due to Controversy Nov 28
    In the National Gallery of Art in Washington DC, there is an oil on wood painting by the German Hans Memling, one of the leading portrait artists of the Renaissance period. In this work, set against a scene of rolling Tuscan hills with a medieval castle in the distance, a richly attired ...
    Image of St Veronica in San Miguel’s Parroquia Was Erased Due to Controversy.

    Home, Studio, and Gallery Tour Shows Off Some of San Miguel’s Top Art Sites Nov 29
    Bring your camera! The jaw-dropping homes and landscapes, studios and shops, and galleries we visit will create an unforgettable San Miguel experience. Stops highlight the genius of artists, architects, and designers. These properties and their owners have been profiled internationally from Montreal to Tokyo. This unique outing includes a personal tour of ...
    Home, Studio, and Gallery Tour Shows Off Some of San Miguel’s Top Art Sites.

    TOSMA Organic Market Nov 30
    The TOSMA market is located outside at Mercado Sano. Every Saturday 9 am - 4 pm.
    TOSMA Organic Market.

    Chess at Cafe Arab'ella Saturday Nov 30
    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.

    Rohr Jewish Learning Institute Debuts in San Miguel with New Course on Coping Starts Dec 4
    On December 4, the Rohr Jewish Learning Institute will open its doors in San Miguel de Allende with the course “Worrier to Warrior,” a new six-session course to help people deal with life challenges by accepting themselves and finding meaning in adversity. Participants will take on life’s challenges by examining factors that ...
    Rohr Jewish Learning Institute Debuts in San Miguel with New Course on Coping

    A Female Odd Couple Bring Hilarity to The Roommate, Dec 5-8,12-15
    In playwright Jen Silverman’s two-hander, The Roommate, Sharon, a divorced Iowa housewife in her fifties, is seeking a woman her age to share her spacious house. She gets her roommate and a lot more than she bargained for in Robyn, a lesbian vegan from the Bronx with a shady past and a ...
    A Female Odd Couple Bring Hilarity to The Roommate,.

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

    La Pulga Flea Market Dec 15
    Sunday Nov 24 , 11 am - 3 pm, Salón Los Pinos, Salida a Querétaro #145.
    Since 2011. Free admission.
    La Pulga Flea Market San Miguel.

    ~~~~~~~~~~

    Scheduled Road 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.

    ~~~~~~~~~~

    Handle with care, asphalt binder maintenance works by the @SCT_Guanajuato in the Caracol, reduction to a lane of Glorieta de El Pípila to exit to Querétaro and in sections in the opposite direction. Use alternate ways.

    ~~~~~~~~~~

    We continue #Todos_Juntos working for our #SanMiguelDeLaGente . Therefore, we inform you of the closures and evictions in the maintenance and conservation works of streets in #SanMigueldeAllende.

    ~~~~~~~~~~

    We continue with the work of replacing the drinking water line in Ancha de San Antonio street, in order to ensure the supply of drinking water in our homes. PLEASE DRIVE WITH CAUTION AND CONSIDER ALTERNATE ROADS.

    IMPORTANT NOTICE Monday, October 7 to November 25.

    CLOSURE OF STREETS:
    Street: Zacateros, section: Hernández Macías to Orizaba.

    Rehabilitation work in the drinking water network and tap replacement.

    PLEASE PROGRAM YOUR TRANSIT TIMES AND CONSIDER ALTERNATE ROADS.
    bg69jw4tpl2nkzv1.png

    ~~~~~~~~~~

    The Arcade of Guadalupe Avenue, the goodbye to the trees and the 'cooperacha' that the tenants ask for
    Derived from the application of the “Maintenance and conservation of streets” program that runs the infrastructure and public works management, Guadalupe Avenue will have partial closure of streets from September 21.
    655ox0a1jdhtjjbg.png

    Problems finding the new urban and suburban route in the San Juan De Dios area? Check this out:
    Did you return to work Monday and realize that in the area of San Juan De Dios there are a lot of closed streets and others with opposite directions? Well, the rehabilitation work started on Guadalupe Avenue, so ...
    Problems finding the new urban and suburban route in the San Juan De Dios area? Check this out: (sp).

    As part of the dignification of this area, this Saturday, September 21 will begin the rehabilitation work of the stamped concrete pavement on Guadalupe Avenue, from the section that goes from the Station Road to the Avenue Independence.

    For this reason, there will be total closure of the section that goes from Calzada de la Estación to San Rafael street and the section of Antonio Villanueva to Insurgentes, during the first stage of this action.
    Rehabilitation Work In Avenida Guadalupe Begins (sp).

    ~~~~~~~~~~

    Traffic Light Project
    After almost 24 hours of maneuvering, the equestrian sculpture of General Don Ignacio Allende was removed, with the intention of completely restoring it. The works at the Glorieta Allende will continue. Take precautions!
    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
    ROAD ALERT We will protect and rehabilitate the sculpture of Don Ignacio Allende, today we begin the work to facilitate the maneuver of his retirement that will be tomorrow at 8 hrs. With this action the road circuit begins and traffic lights.

    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 Nov 24, 2019

    Upcoming for Nov 24, 2019:
    • What's Happening,
    • Discussion of Love for Others Nov 24,
    • La Pulga Flea Market Nov 24,
    • Recast Notion that Humanity is Hardwired for Greed Nov 25,
    • Behind the Scenes: Patronato Pro Niños Nov 26,
    • + Scrap Collection Schedule Nov 14-24,
    • + Organ Festival in SMA Oct 27-Dec 18,
    • + Art Exhibition: Rafael Coronel ...to mid Dec,
    • + One-Woman Joan of Arc Play Nov 21-Dec 21,
    • + Santa Ana Café Exhibit Nov 16-Jan 4,
    • Municipal Youth Day in SMA Nov 27-28,
    • St Veronica and Four Churches Walk Nov 28,
    • Home, Studio, and Gallery Tour Nov 29,
    • TOSMA Organic Market Nov 30,
    • Chess Saturday Oct Nov 30,
    • Rohr Jewish Learning Institute New Course on Coping Starting Dec 4,
    • The Roommate, Dec 5-8;12-15,
    • Fábrica La Aurora Art Walk Dec 7,
    • Scheduled Road Work and Closures with Overpass Update.

    What's Happening

    Unitarians Speaker’s Discussion of Love for Others Shifts Focus from Giver to Receiver Nov 24
    The Rev Patrice Curtis of the Unitarian Universalists of Clearwater, Florida, explores why and how it is important to go beyond the idea of love and become practitioners at this Sunday’s Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Service. Drawing on the work of author Gary Chapman, Curtis will amplify different ways of expressing love—not in ...
    CASA y sus Grandes Aliados ...
    Unitarians Speaker’s Discussion of Love for Others Shifts Focus from Giver to Receiver.

    La Pulga Flea Market Nov 24
    Sunday Nov 24 , 11 am - 3 pm, Salón Los Pinos, Salida a Querétaro #145.
    Since 2011. Free admission.
    La Pulga Flea Market San Miguel.

    Environmental Author Seeks to Recast Notion That Humanity Is Hardwired for Greed Nov 25
    Let’s face it: we are waist-deep in a global quagmire. I suspect we all have days when no matter how hard we struggle to pull ourselves out of the morass, trying to grab onto familiar uplifting handholds, we still feel stuck at the end of the day. To get out of the ...
    Environmental Author Seeks to Recast Notion That Humanity Is Hardwired for Greed.

    Patronato Pro Niños Director to Take Rotary Audiences Behind the Scenes of a 50-Year-Old NGO Nov 26
    Children in the rural areas of the San Miguel de Allende municipality are more likely to face challenges to their health and have less access to care than children in the urban areas. Although San Miguel was named the best city in the world in 2019 by Travel + Leisure magazine, there ...
    Patronato Pro Niños Director to Take Rotary Audiences Behind the Scenes of a 50-Year-Old NGO.

    Scrap Collection Schedule
    This Thursday, the 14th, we will start the 2nd Campaign for the Collection of domestic garbage, electronic waste and special handling waste. The route starts 8 am from Col. Guadalupe to Infonavit Aurora. #SanMiguelDeLaGente.
    On Thursday, November 14, the second stage of the 'Domestic Garbage Collection, Electronic Waste and Special Management Waste' program will begin, which are obsolete electronic items or for scrap and scrap.

    This campaign will be weekly and will start this Thursday at 10 am in Calzada de la Aurora, in the Guadalupe neighborhood.

    With the intention of boosting the culture of sustainability, brigades will participate in this campaign to collect disused or discarded electronic items, such as televisions, VCRs, radios, screens and computers, among others.
    Scrap Collection Program starts in SMA (sp).

    The 4th Organ Festival is held in San Miguel Oct 27-Dec 18
    From October 27 to December 18, the 4th Organ Festival will be held in San Miguel de Allende. This edition is dedicated to RP Socorro Govea, priest of the Temple of the Oratory and great organist, most events are free.

    The Festival was born in 2016, it is a 100% Sanmiguelense independent court event. The initiators are the Organist Masters, Josue Martinez and Ramiro Granados. In this edition Master Miguel Angel Espinosa is incorporated together with Master Ricardo Castro
    The 4th Organ Festival is held in San Miguel (sp).

    Art Exhibition of the Work of Rafael Coronel ...to Mid Dec
    For three months in San Miguel de Allende the work of Rafael Coronel will be exhibited.

    Lourdes Sosa, the director of the gallery of the same name and in charge of the work, said there are 29 works that will be exhibited in the halls of the Tourist Council / Office of Tourism across from the Parroquia. Enter the exhibition through the Office of Tourism.

    He said that there are unpublished works, which he did at the end of his life in this May of 2019, so a group of oil works, drawings, bronzes from the ages of 70, 80, 90 and more are presented.
    Art Exhibition of the Work of Rafael Coronel Inaugurated (sp).

    One-Woman Joan of Arc Play Has a Thirtieth Anniversary Revival at the San Miguel Playhouse Nov 21-Dec 21
    “Once in every four or five hundred years, a person comes from out of nowhere and changes the world. Joan of Arc was such a person.” So says John Morrow, whose play, Joan of Arc: A Vision Through Fire, opened in Los Angeles in 1989 and is about to have its thirtieth-anniversary ...
    One-Woman Joan of Arc Play Has a Thirtieth Anniversary Revival at the San Miguel Playhouse.

    Santa Ana Café Exhibit Celebrates the Diversity Within Mexican Identity Nov 16-Jan 4
    On Saturday, November 16, the exhibit The Eyes of México, a series of large-format portraits, opens at the La Biblioteca in the Café Santa Ana. Self-taught artist Ana Ragá studied product design at Universidad Iberoamericana and textile design at the School of Design of Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes. But, she ...
    New Santa Ana Café Exhibit Celebrates the Diversity Within Mexican Identity.

    They present at a press conference the Municipal Youth Day in SMA
    They promote in San Miguel de Allende 'Municipal Youth Day. "With this program the authorities seek to encourage young people by motivating them to be the ones who generate change.
    With a Parade and Round Tables on November 27 and 28, they will celebrate this 2019 the Municipal Youth Day of San Miguel de Allende where 15 National Youth Awards and 5 Influencers will participate. The parade will be made through the main streets ...
    They present at a press conference the Municipal Youth Day in SMA (sp).

    Image of St Veronica in San Miguel’s Parroquia Was Erased Due to Controversy Nov 28
    In the National Gallery of Art in Washington DC, there is an oil on wood painting by the German Hans Memling, one of the leading portrait artists of the Renaissance period. In this work, set against a scene of rolling Tuscan hills with a medieval castle in the distance, a richly attired ...
    Image of St Veronica in San Miguel’s Parroquia Was Erased Due to Controversy.

    Home, Studio, and Gallery Tour Shows Off Some of San Miguel’s Top Art Sites Nov 29
    Bring your camera! The jaw-dropping homes and landscapes, studios and shops, and galleries we visit will create an unforgettable San Miguel experience. Stops highlight the genius of artists, architects, and designers. These properties and their owners have been profiled internationally from Montreal to Tokyo. This unique outing includes a personal tour of ...
    Home, Studio, and Gallery Tour Shows Off Some of San Miguel’s Top Art Sites.

    TOSMA Organic Market Nov 30
    The TOSMA market is located outside at Mercado Sano. Every Saturday 9 am - 4 pm.
    TOSMA Organic Market.

    Chess at Cafe Arab'ella Saturday Nov 30
    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.

    Rohr Jewish Learning Institute Debuts in San Miguel with New Course on Coping Starts Dec 4
    On December 4, the Rohr Jewish Learning Institute will open its doors in San Miguel de Allende with the course “Worrier to Warrior,” a new six-session course to help people deal with life challenges by accepting themselves and finding meaning in adversity. Participants will take on life’s challenges by examining factors that ...
    Rohr Jewish Learning Institute Debuts in San Miguel with New Course on Coping

    A Female Odd Couple Bring Hilarity to The Roommate, Dec 5-8,12-15
    In playwright Jen Silverman’s two-hander, The Roommate, Sharon, a divorced Iowa housewife in her fifties, is seeking a woman her age to share her spacious house. She gets her roommate and a lot more than she bargained for in Robyn, a lesbian vegan from the Bronx with a shady past and a ...
    A Female Odd Couple Bring Hilarity to The Roommate,.

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

    ~~~~~~~~~~

    Scheduled Road 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.

    ~~~~~~~~~~

    Handle with care, asphalt binder maintenance works by the @SCT_Guanajuato in the Caracol, reduction to a lane of Glorieta de El Pípila to exit to Querétaro and in sections in the opposite direction. Use alternate ways.

    ~~~~~~~~~~

    We continue #Todos_Juntos working for our #SanMiguelDeLaGente . Therefore, we inform you of the closures and evictions in the maintenance and conservation works of streets in #SanMigueldeAllende.

    ~~~~~~~~~~

    We continue with the work of replacing the drinking water line in Ancha de San Antonio street, in order to ensure the supply of drinking water in our homes. PLEASE DRIVE WITH CAUTION AND CONSIDER ALTERNATE ROADS.

    IMPORTANT NOTICE Monday, October 7 to November 25.

    CLOSURE OF STREETS:
    Street: Zacateros, section: Hernández Macías to Orizaba.

    Rehabilitation work in the drinking water network and tap replacement.

    PLEASE PROGRAM YOUR TRANSIT TIMES AND CONSIDER ALTERNATE ROADS.
    bg69jw4tpl2nkzv1.png

    ~~~~~~~~~~

    The Arcade of Guadalupe Avenue, the goodbye to the trees and the 'cooperacha' that the tenants ask for
    Derived from the application of the “Maintenance and conservation of streets” program that runs the infrastructure and public works management, Guadalupe Avenue will have partial closure of streets from September 21.
    655ox0a1jdhtjjbg.png

    Problems finding the new urban and suburban route in the San Juan De Dios area? Check this out:
    Did you return to work Monday and realize that in the area of San Juan De Dios there are a lot of closed streets and others with opposite directions? Well, the rehabilitation work started on Guadalupe Avenue, so ...
    Problems finding the new urban and suburban route in the San Juan De Dios area? Check this out: (sp).

    As part of the dignification of this area, this Saturday, September 21 will begin the rehabilitation work of the stamped concrete pavement on Guadalupe Avenue, from the section that goes from the Station Road to the Avenue Independence.

    For this reason, there will be total closure of the section that goes from Calzada de la Estación to San Rafael street and the section of Antonio Villanueva to Insurgentes, during the first stage of this action.
    Rehabilitation Work In Avenida Guadalupe Begins (sp).

    ~~~~~~~~~~

    Traffic Light Project
    After almost 24 hours of maneuvering, the equestrian sculpture of General Don Ignacio Allende was removed, with the intention of completely restoring it. The works at the Glorieta Allende will continue. Take precautions!
    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
    ROAD ALERT We will protect and rehabilitate the sculpture of Don Ignacio Allende, today we begin the work to facilitate the maneuver of his retirement that will be tomorrow at 8 hrs. With this action the road circuit begins and traffic lights.

    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 Nov 23, 2019

    Upcoming for Nov 23, 2019:
    • What's Happening,
    • Traditional cooks exhibition to be held in San Miguel de Allende Nov 23,
    • TOSMA Organic Market Nov 23,
    • Chess Saturday Oct Nov 23,
    • Anniversary Sale Galeria Izamal Nov 23,
    • Documentary: Context to the LeBaron Family Murders Nov 23,
    • Discussion of Love Nov 24,
    • La Pulga Flea Market Nov 24,
    • Recast Notion That Humanity Is Hardwired for Greed Nov 25,
    • Behind the Scenes: Patronato Pro Niños Nov 26,
    • Scrap Collection Schedule Nov 14-24,
    • Municipal Youth Day in SMA Nov 27-28,
    • St Veronica and Four Churches Walk Nov 28,
    • Home, Studio, and Gallery Tour Nov 29,
    • Organ Festival in SMA Oct 27-Dec 18,
    • Art Exhibition: Rafael Coronel ...to mid Dec,
    • One-Woman Joan of Arc Play Nov 21-Dec 21,
    • Santa Ana Café Exhibit Nov 16-Jan 4,
    • Rohr Jewish Learning Institute New Course on Coping Starting Dec 4,
    • The Roommate, Dec 5-8;12-15,
    • Fábrica La Aurora Art Walk Dec 7,
    • Scheduled Road Work and Closures with Overpass Update.

    What's Happening

    Traditional cooks exhibition to be held in San Miguel de Allende Nov 23
    For the first time, the Festival of Traditional Cooks of the State of Guanajuato will be held in San Miguel de Allende.

    It is important to highlight that in the event that will take place on November 23rd, in the “El Cardo”parking lot, from 11:00 to 18:00 hours, there will be 11 chefs from San Miguel and 10 invited from other municipalities, offering a great diversity of dishes and drinks.
    Traditional cooks exhibition to be held in San Miguel de Allende.

    TOSMA Organic Market Nov 23
    The TOSMA market is located outside at Mercado Sano. Every Saturday 9 am - 4 pm.
    TOSMA Organic Market.

    Chess at Cafe Arab'ella Saturday Nov 23
    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.

    Upcoming Twenty-Seventh Anniversary Sale Also a Moving Party for Galeria Izamal Nov 23
    Who woudda thunk it? I was one of a handful of painters having coffee in the patio of the old Meson San Jose restaurant on Mesones in 1992, commiserating with each other about how the three art galleries in town were not selling much of our work, how they stuck our beautiful ...
    Upcoming Twenty-Seventh Anniversary Sale Also a Moving Party for Galeria Izamal.

    Documentary Promises to Give Decades of Context to the Recent LeBaron Family Murders Nov 23
    Residents of San Miguel de Allende were shocked to hear that nine Americans were murdered in northern México last week. Although the incident first appeared to be a case of mistaken identity, recent coroner’s reports revealed that the women and children were shot at point-blank range, deliberate executions in a decades-old conflict ...
    Documentary Promises to Give Decades of Context to the Recent LeBaron Family Murders

    Unitarians Speaker’s Discussion of Love for Others Shifts Focus from Giver to Receiver Nov 24
    The Rev Patrice Curtis of the Unitarian Universalists of Clearwater, Florida, explores why and how it is important to go beyond the idea of love and become practitioners at this Sunday’s Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Service. Drawing on the work of author Gary Chapman, Curtis will amplify different ways of expressing love—not in ...
    CASA y sus Grandes Aliados ...
    Unitarians Speaker’s Discussion of Love for Others Shifts Focus from Giver to Receiver.

    La Pulga Flea Market Nov 24
    Sunday Nov 24 , 11 am - 3 pm, Salón Los Pinos, Salida a Querétaro #145.
    Since 2011. Free admission.
    La Pulga Flea Market San Miguel.

    Environmental Author Seeks to Recast Notion That Humanity Is Hardwired for Greed Nov 25
    Let’s face it: we are waist-deep in a global quagmire. I suspect we all have days when no matter how hard we struggle to pull ourselves out of the morass, trying to grab onto familiar uplifting handholds, we still feel stuck at the end of the day. To get out of the ...
    Environmental Author Seeks to Recast Notion That Humanity Is Hardwired for Greed.

    Patronato Pro Niños Director to Take Rotary Audiences Behind the Scenes of a 50-Year-Old NGO Nov 26
    Children in the rural areas of the San Miguel de Allende municipality are more likely to face challenges to their health and have less access to care than children in the urban areas. Although San Miguel was named the best city in the world in 2019 by Travel + Leisure magazine, there ...
    Patronato Pro Niños Director to Take Rotary Audiences Behind the Scenes of a 50-Year-Old NGO.

    Scrap Collection Schedule
    This Thursday, the 14th, we will start the 2nd Campaign for the Collection of domestic garbage, electronic waste and special handling waste. The route starts 8 am from Col. Guadalupe to Infonavit Aurora. #SanMiguelDeLaGente.
    On Thursday, November 14, the second stage of the 'Domestic Garbage Collection, Electronic Waste and Special Management Waste' program will begin, which are obsolete electronic items or for scrap and scrap.

    This campaign will be weekly and will start this Thursday at 10 am in Calzada de la Aurora, in the Guadalupe neighborhood.

    With the intention of boosting the culture of sustainability, brigades will participate in this campaign to collect disused or discarded electronic items, such as televisions, VCRs, radios, screens and computers, among others.
    Scrap Collection Program starts in SMA (sp).

    They present at a press conference the Municipal Youth Day in SMA
    They promote in San Miguel de Allende 'Municipal Youth Day. "With this program the authorities seek to encourage young people by motivating them to be the ones who generate change.
    With a Parade and Round Tables on November 27 and 28, they will celebrate this 2019 the Municipal Youth Day of San Miguel de Allende where 15 National Youth Awards and 5 Influencers will participate. The parade will be made through the main streets ...
    They present at a press conference the Municipal Youth Day in SMA (sp).

    Image of St Veronica in San Miguel’s Parroquia Was Erased Due to Controversy Nov 28
    In the National Gallery of Art in Washington DC, there is an oil on wood painting by the German Hans Memling, one of the leading portrait artists of the Renaissance period. In this work, set against a scene of rolling Tuscan hills with a medieval castle in the distance, a richly attired ...
    Image of St Veronica in San Miguel’s Parroquia Was Erased Due to Controversy.

    Home, Studio, and Gallery Tour Shows Off Some of San Miguel’s Top Art Sites Nov 29
    Bring your camera! The jaw-dropping homes and landscapes, studios and shops, and galleries we visit will create an unforgettable San Miguel experience. Stops highlight the genius of artists, architects, and designers. These properties and their owners have been profiled internationally from Montreal to Tokyo. This unique outing includes a personal tour of ...
    Home, Studio, and Gallery Tour Shows Off Some of San Miguel’s Top Art Sites.

    The 4th Organ Festival is held in San Miguel Oct 27-Dec 18
    From October 27 to December 18, the 4th Organ Festival will be held in San Miguel de Allende. This edition is dedicated to RP Socorro Govea, priest of the Temple of the Oratory and great organist, most events are free.

    The Festival was born in 2016, it is a 100% Sanmiguelense independent court event. The initiators are the Organist Masters, Josue Martinez and Ramiro Granados. In this edition Master Miguel Angel Espinosa is incorporated together with Master Ricardo Castro
    The 4th Organ Festival is held in San Miguel (sp).

    Art Exhibition of the Work of Rafael Coronel ...to Mid Dec
    For three months in San Miguel de Allende the work of Rafael Coronel will be exhibited.

    Lourdes Sosa, the director of the gallery of the same name and in charge of the work, said there are 29 works that will be exhibited in the halls of the Tourist Council / Office of Tourism across from the Parroquia. Enter the exhibition through the Office of Tourism.

    He said that there are unpublished works, which he did at the end of his life in this May of 2019, so a group of oil works, drawings, bronzes from the ages of 70, 80, 90 and more are presented.
    Art Exhibition of the Work of Rafael Coronel Inaugurated (sp).

    One-Woman Joan of Arc Play Has a Thirtieth Anniversary Revival at the San Miguel Playhouse Nov 21-Dec 21
    “Once in every four or five hundred years, a person comes from out of nowhere and changes the world. Joan of Arc was such a person.” So says John Morrow, whose play, Joan of Arc: A Vision Through Fire, opened in Los Angeles in 1989 and is about to have its thirtieth-anniversary ...
    One-Woman Joan of Arc Play Has a Thirtieth Anniversary Revival at the San Miguel Playhouse.

    Santa Ana Café Exhibit Celebrates the Diversity Within Mexican Identity Nov 16-Jan 4
    On Saturday, November 16, the exhibit The Eyes of México, a series of large-format portraits, opens at the La Biblioteca in the Café Santa Ana. Self-taught artist Ana Ragá studied product design at Universidad Iberoamericana and textile design at the School of Design of Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes. But, she ...
    New Santa Ana Café Exhibit Celebrates the Diversity Within Mexican Identity.

    Rohr Jewish Learning Institute Debuts in San Miguel with New Course on Coping Starts Dec 4
    On December 4, the Rohr Jewish Learning Institute will open its doors in San Miguel de Allende with the course “Worrier to Warrior,” a new six-session course to help people deal with life challenges by accepting themselves and finding meaning in adversity. Participants will take on life’s challenges by examining factors that ...
    Rohr Jewish Learning Institute Debuts in San Miguel with New Course on Coping

    A Female Odd Couple Bring Hilarity to The Roommate, Dec 5-8,12-15
    In playwright Jen Silverman’s two-hander, The Roommate, Sharon, a divorced Iowa housewife in her fifties, is seeking a woman her age to share her spacious house. She gets her roommate and a lot more than she bargained for in Robyn, a lesbian vegan from the Bronx with a shady past and a ...
    A Female Odd Couple Bring Hilarity to The Roommate,.

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

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    Scheduled Road 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.

    ~~~~~~~~~~

    Handle with care, asphalt binder maintenance works by the @SCT_Guanajuato in the Caracol, reduction to a lane of Glorieta de El Pípila to exit to Querétaro and in sections in the opposite direction. Use alternate ways.

    ~~~~~~~~~~

    We continue #Todos_Juntos working for our #SanMiguelDeLaGente . Therefore, we inform you of the closures and evictions in the maintenance and conservation works of streets in #SanMigueldeAllende.

    ~~~~~~~~~~

    We continue with the work of replacing the drinking water line in Ancha de San Antonio street, in order to ensure the supply of drinking water in our homes. PLEASE DRIVE WITH CAUTION AND CONSIDER ALTERNATE ROADS.

    IMPORTANT NOTICE Monday, October 7 to November 25.

    CLOSURE OF STREETS:
    Street: Zacateros, section: Hernández Macías to Orizaba.

    Rehabilitation work in the drinking water network and tap replacement.

    PLEASE PROGRAM YOUR TRANSIT TIMES AND CONSIDER ALTERNATE ROADS.
    bg69jw4tpl2nkzv1.png

    ~~~~~~~~~~

    The Arcade of Guadalupe Avenue, the goodbye to the trees and the 'cooperacha' that the tenants ask for
    Derived from the application of the “Maintenance and conservation of streets” program that runs the infrastructure and public works management, Guadalupe Avenue will have partial closure of streets from September 21.
    655ox0a1jdhtjjbg.png

    Problems finding the new urban and suburban route in the San Juan De Dios area? Check this out:
    Did you return to work Monday and realize that in the area of San Juan De Dios there are a lot of closed streets and others with opposite directions? Well, the rehabilitation work started on Guadalupe Avenue, so ...
    Problems finding the new urban and suburban route in the San Juan De Dios area? Check this out: (sp).

    As part of the dignification of this area, this Saturday, September 21 will begin the rehabilitation work of the stamped concrete pavement on Guadalupe Avenue, from the section that goes from the Station Road to the Avenue Independence.

    For this reason, there will be total closure of the section that goes from Calzada de la Estación to San Rafael street and the section of Antonio Villanueva to Insurgentes, during the first stage of this action.
    Rehabilitation Work In Avenida Guadalupe Begins (sp).

    ~~~~~~~~~~

    Traffic Light Project
    After almost 24 hours of maneuvering, the equestrian sculpture of General Don Ignacio Allende was removed, with the intention of completely restoring it. The works at the Glorieta Allende will continue. Take precautions!
    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
    ROAD ALERT We will protect and rehabilitate the sculpture of Don Ignacio Allende, today we begin the work to facilitate the maneuver of his retirement that will be tomorrow at 8 hrs. With this action the road circuit begins and traffic lights.

    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 Nov 22, 2019

    Upcoming for Nov 22, 2019:
    • What's Happening,
    • Salon en Néctar: Understanding Our Universe Nov 22,
    • Actress Gabriela Goldsmith lecture Nov 22,
    • Traditional cooks exhibition to be held in San Miguel de Allende Nov 23,
    • TOSMA Organic Market Nov 23,
    • Chess Saturday Oct Nov 23,
    • La Pulga Flea Market Nov 24,
    • Wool and brass masters Nov 18-22,
    • Scrap Collection Schedule Nov 14-24,
    • Municipal Youth Day in SMA Nov 27-28,
    • Organ Festival in SMA Oct 27-Dec 18,
    • Art Exhibition: Rafael Coronel ...to mid Dec,
    • One-Woman Joan of Arc Play Nov 21-Dec 21,
    • Santa Ana Café Exhibit Nov 16-Jan 4,
    • Fábrica La Aurora Art Walk Dec 7,
    • Scheduled Road Work and Closures with Overpass Update.

    What's Happening

    Salon en Néctar: Understanding Our Universe Nov 22
    Phyllis Pitluga, Astronomer Emeritus
    Adler Planetarium & Astronomy Museum,Chicago
    • Planets, moons, & comets in our Solar System
    • Stars, and star evolution in our Milky Way Galaxy
    • Galaxies and the history of our Universe
    The presentation will conclude with identifying visible planets and constellations in our current night sky and highlighting upcoming celestial events.
    5 - 6:30 pm
    Salon en Néctar: Understanding Our Universe.

    Actress Gabriela Goldsmith will lecture in San Miguel de Allende
    Are you part or do you want to have an NGO attend the Keynote Social Responsibility Conference: Commitment of All, given by @GabyGoldsmith. This November 22 from 18 to 20 hrs. at the Santa María del Obraje Cultural Center. #SanMiguelDeLaGente
    Within the framework of International Philanthropy Day, the Directorate of Economic Development, International Relations and NGOs will offer the keynote conference "Social Responsibility: Commitment of All" given by actress Gabriela Goldsmith. The event is completely free and will take place on Friday, November 22, ...
    Actress Gabriela Goldsmith will lecture in San Miguel de Allende

    Traditional cooks exhibition to be held in San Miguel de Allende Nov 23
    For the first time, the Festival of Traditional Cooks of the State of Guanajuato will be held in San Miguel de Allende.

    It is important to highlight that in the event that will take place on November 23rd, in the “El Cardo”parking lot, from 11:00 to 18:00 hours, there will be 11 chefs from San Miguel and 10 invited from other municipalities, offering a great diversity of dishes and drinks.
    Traditional cooks exhibition to be held in San Miguel de Allende.

    TOSMA Organic Market Nov 23
    The TOSMA market is located outside at Mercado Sano. Every Saturday 9 am - 4 pm.
    TOSMA Organic Market.

    Chess at Cafe Arab'ella Saturday Nov 23
    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 Nov 24
    Sunday Nov 24 , 11 am - 3 pm, Salón Los Pinos, Salida a Querétaro #145.
    Since 2011. Free admission.
    La Pulga Flea Market San Miguel.

    Wool and brass masters at the SMA Necromancer Cultural Center Nov 18-22
    Discover the talent of our artisans of #SanMigueldeAllende Attend the XLI National Wool and Brass Fair 2019 at the Ignacio Ramirez Cultural Center “El Nigromante” in #SanMiguelDeLaGente.
    From November 18 to 22, the Wool and Brass Fair takes place at the Necromancer Cultural Center. In this edition, more than 80 exhibitors participate, mostly from San Miguel and Guanajuato, who are joined by others from Oaxaca, Michoacán and Guerrero, who exhibit and sell handicrafts on the ground floor of the ...
    Wool and brass masters at the SMA Necromancer Cultural Center (sp).

    Scrap Collection Schedule
    This Thursday, the 14th, we will start the 2nd Campaign for the Collection of domestic garbage, electronic waste and special handling waste. The route starts 8 am from Col. Guadalupe to Infonavit Aurora. #SanMiguelDeLaGente.
    On Thursday, November 14, the second stage of the 'Domestic Garbage Collection, Electronic Waste and Special Management Waste' program will begin, which are obsolete electronic items or for scrap and scrap.

    This campaign will be weekly and will start this Thursday at 10 am in Calzada de la Aurora, in the Guadalupe neighborhood.

    With the intention of boosting the culture of sustainability, brigades will participate in this campaign to collect disused or discarded electronic items, such as televisions, VCRs, radios, screens and computers, among others.
    Scrap Collection Program starts in SMA (sp).

    They present at a press conference the Municipal Youth Day in SMA
    They promote in San Miguel de Allende 'Municipal Youth Day. "With this program the authorities seek to encourage young people by motivating them to be the ones who generate change.
    With a Parade and Round Tables on November 27 and 28, they will celebrate this 2019 the Municipal Youth Day of San Miguel de Allende where 15 National Youth Awards and 5 Influencers will participate. The parade will be made through the main streets ...
    They present at a press conference the Municipal Youth Day in SMA (sp).

    The 4th Organ Festival is held in San Miguel Oct 27-Dec 18
    From October 27 to December 18, the 4th Organ Festival will be held in San Miguel de Allende. This edition is dedicated to RP Socorro Govea, priest of the Temple of the Oratory and great organist, most events are free.

    The Festival was born in 2016, it is a 100% Sanmiguelense independent court event. The initiators are the Organist Masters, Josue Martinez and Ramiro Granados. In this edition Master Miguel Angel Espinosa is incorporated together with Master Ricardo Castro
    The 4th Organ Festival is held in San Miguel (sp).

    Art Exhibition of the Work of Rafael Coronel ...to Mid Dec
    For three months in San Miguel de Allende the work of Rafael Coronel will be exhibited.

    Lourdes Sosa, the director of the gallery of the same name and in charge of the work, said there are 29 works that will be exhibited in the halls of the Tourist Council / Office of Tourism across from the Parroquia. Enter the exhibition through the Office of Tourism.

    He said that there are unpublished works, which he did at the end of his life in this May of 2019, so a group of oil works, drawings, bronzes from the ages of 70, 80, 90 and more are presented.
    Art Exhibition of the Work of Rafael Coronel Inaugurated (sp).

    One-Woman Joan of Arc Play Has a Thirtieth Anniversary Revival at the San Miguel Playhouse Nov 21-Dec 21
    “Once in every four or five hundred years, a person comes from out of nowhere and changes the world. Joan of Arc was such a person.” So says John Morrow, whose play, Joan of Arc: A Vision Through Fire, opened in Los Angeles in 1989 and is about to have its thirtieth-anniversary ...
    One-Woman Joan of Arc Play Has a Thirtieth Anniversary Revival at the San Miguel Playhouse.

    Santa Ana Café Exhibit Celebrates the Diversity Within Mexican Identity Nov 16-Jan 4
    On Saturday, November 16, the exhibit The Eyes of México, a series of large-format portraits, opens at the La Biblioteca in the Café Santa Ana. Self-taught artist Ana Ragá studied product design at Universidad Iberoamericana and textile design at the School of Design of Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes. But, she ...
    New Santa Ana Café Exhibit Celebrates the Diversity Within Mexican Identity.

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

    ~~~~~~~~~~

    Scheduled Road 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.

    ~~~~~~~~~~

    Handle with care, asphalt binder maintenance works by the @SCT_Guanajuato in the Caracol, reduction to a lane of Glorieta de El Pípila to exit to Querétaro and in sections in the opposite direction. Use alternate ways.

    ~~~~~~~~~~

    We continue #Todos_Juntos working for our #SanMiguelDeLaGente . Therefore, we inform you of the closures and evictions in the maintenance and conservation works of streets in #SanMigueldeAllende.

    ~~~~~~~~~~

    We continue with the work of replacing the drinking water line in Ancha de San Antonio street, in order to ensure the supply of drinking water in our homes. PLEASE DRIVE WITH CAUTION AND CONSIDER ALTERNATE ROADS.

    IMPORTANT NOTICE Monday, October 7 to November 25.

    CLOSURE OF STREETS:
    Street: Zacateros, section: Hernández Macías to Orizaba.

    Rehabilitation work in the drinking water network and tap replacement.

    PLEASE PROGRAM YOUR TRANSIT TIMES AND CONSIDER ALTERNATE ROADS.
    bg69jw4tpl2nkzv1.png

    ~~~~~~~~~~

    The Arcade of Guadalupe Avenue, the goodbye to the trees and the 'cooperacha' that the tenants ask for
    Derived from the application of the “Maintenance and conservation of streets” program that runs the infrastructure and public works management, Guadalupe Avenue will have partial closure of streets from September 21.
    655ox0a1jdhtjjbg.png

    Problems finding the new urban and suburban route in the San Juan De Dios area? Check this out:
    Did you return to work Monday and realize that in the area of San Juan De Dios there are a lot of closed streets and others with opposite directions? Well, the rehabilitation work started on Guadalupe Avenue, so ...
    Problems finding the new urban and suburban route in the San Juan De Dios area? Check this out: (sp).

    As part of the dignification of this area, this Saturday, September 21 will begin the rehabilitation work of the stamped concrete pavement on Guadalupe Avenue, from the section that goes from the Station Road to the Avenue Independence.

    For this reason, there will be total closure of the section that goes from Calzada de la Estación to San Rafael street and the section of Antonio Villanueva to Insurgentes, during the first stage of this action.
    Rehabilitation Work In Avenida Guadalupe Begins (sp).

    ~~~~~~~~~~

    Traffic Light Project
    After almost 24 hours of maneuvering, the equestrian sculpture of General Don Ignacio Allende was removed, with the intention of completely restoring it. The works at the Glorieta Allende will continue. Take precautions!
    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
    ROAD ALERT We will protect and rehabilitate the sculpture of Don Ignacio Allende, today we begin the work to facilitate the maneuver of his retirement that will be tomorrow at 8 hrs. With this action the road circuit begins and traffic lights.

    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 Nov 21, 2019

    Upcoming for Nov 21, 2019:
    • What's Happening,
    • From Convicted Felon to Model Citizen Nov 21,
    • Learn how to save a life with your hands: CPR Nov 21,
    • Isabelle Mahnes' Spectacle of Fashion Nov 21,
    • One-Woman Joan of Arc Play Nov 21-Dec 21,
    • San Miguel DIF collecting toys and blankets Nov 14-21,
    • Salon en Néctar: Understanding Our Universe Nov 22,
    • Wool and brass masters Nov 18-22,
    • Santa Ana Café Exhibit Nov 16-Jan 4,
    • Scrap Collection Schedule Nov 14-24,
    • Organ Festival in SMA Oct 27-Dec 18,
    • Art Exhibition: Rafael Coronel ...to mid Dec,
    • Traditional cooks exhibition to be held in San Miguel de Allende Nov 23,
    • TOSMA Organic Market Nov 23,
    • Chess Saturday Oct Nov 23,
    • La Pulga Flea Market Nov 24,
    • Fábrica La Aurora Art Walk Dec 7,
    • Scheduled Road Work and Closures with Overpass Update.

    What's Happening

    From Convicted Felon to Model Citizen: Insights on How to Think Like a Thief—By Henry David Flores Nov 21
    SANMIGUELENSES UNIDOS, a citywide security organization, invites all San Miguel de Allende residents to its next public meeting.

    TIME: 6:00-7:30 p.m.
    PLACE: Hotel Posada de La Aldea, Ancha de San Antonio #15

    GUEST SPEAKER: Henry David Flores — “From Convicted Felon to Model Citizen: Insights on How to Think Like a Thief”
    From Convicted Felon to Model Citizen: Insights on How to Think Like a Thief—By Henry David Flores.

    On November 21, everyone will learn how to save a life with your hands, in the CPR course at SMA
    From children to grandparents, it was time to learn how to revive the heart of a person in danger through the CPR course in San Miguel de Allende; the experts are going to train.
    On November 21, elements of the Red Cross, Civil Protection and Firefighters will meet to teach you how to apply first aid and help a person with heart problems, stay alive while specialists arrive. THE COURSE IS FREE Children, girls, dads, moms, grandparents, businessmen and representatives ...
    On November 21, everyone will learn how to save a life with your hands, in the CPR course at SMA (sp).

    Isabelle Mahnes' Spectacle of Fashion Nov 21
    Show/Performance/Sale
    4:30-8pm, Mixta, Pila Seca 3, $180, including catering
    Isabelle Mahnes' Spectacle of Fashion Nov 21.

    One-Woman Joan of Arc Play Has a Thirtieth Anniversary Revival at the San Miguel Playhouse Nov 21-Dec 21
    “Once in every four or five hundred years, a person comes from out of nowhere and changes the world. Joan of Arc was such a person.” So says John Morrow, whose play, Joan of Arc: A Vision Through Fire, opened in Los Angeles in 1989 and is about to have its thirtieth-anniversary ...
    One-Woman Joan of Arc Play Has a Thirtieth Anniversary Revival at the San Miguel Playhouse.

    San Miguel DIF collecting toys and blankets Nov 14-21
    Today we start Playing Hearts by the @difsanmiguel where we will collect donations of blankets and new toys or in good condition for those who need it most. They will be received until November 21 at DIF facilities in San Antonio Abad.

    Salon en Néctar: Understanding Our Universe Nov 22
    Phyllis Pitluga, Astronomer Emeritus
    Adler Planetarium & Astronomy Museum,Chicago
    • Planets, moons, & comets in our Solar System
    • Stars, and star evolution in our Milky Way Galaxy
    • Galaxies and the history of our Universe
    The presentation will conclude with identifying visible planets and constellations in our current night sky and highlighting upcoming celestial events.
    5 - 6:30 pm
    Salon en Néctar: Understanding Our Universe.

    Wool and brass masters at the SMA Necromancer Cultural Center Nov 18-22
    Discover the talent of our artisans of #SanMigueldeAllende Attend the XLI National Wool and Brass Fair 2019 at the Ignacio Ramirez Cultural Center “El Nigromante” in #SanMiguelDeLaGente.
    From November 18 to 22, the Wool and Brass Fair takes place at the Necromancer Cultural Center. In this edition, more than 80 exhibitors participate, mostly from San Miguel and Guanajuato, who are joined by others from Oaxaca, Michoacán and Guerrero, who exhibit and sell handicrafts on the ground floor of the ...
    Wool and brass masters at the SMA Necromancer Cultural Center (sp).

    Santa Ana Café Exhibit Celebrates the Diversity Within Mexican Identity Nov 16-Jan 4
    On Saturday, November 16, the exhibit The Eyes of México, a series of large-format portraits, opens at the La Biblioteca in the Café Santa Ana. Self-taught artist Ana Ragá studied product design at Universidad Iberoamericana and textile design at the School of Design of Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes. But, she ...
    New Santa Ana Café Exhibit Celebrates the Diversity Within Mexican Identity.

    Scrap Collection Schedule
    This Thursday, the 14th, we will start the 2nd Campaign for the Collection of domestic garbage, electronic waste and special handling waste. The route starts 8 am from Col. Guadalupe to Infonavit Aurora. #SanMiguelDeLaGente.
    On Thursday, November 14, the second stage of the 'Domestic Garbage Collection, Electronic Waste and Special Management Waste' program will begin, which are obsolete electronic items or for scrap and scrap.

    This campaign will be weekly and will start this Thursday at 10 am in Calzada de la Aurora, in the Guadalupe neighborhood.

    With the intention of boosting the culture of sustainability, brigades will participate in this campaign to collect disused or discarded electronic items, such as televisions, VCRs, radios, screens and computers, among others.
    Scrap Collection Program starts in SMA (sp).

    The 4th Organ Festival is held in San Miguel Oct 27-Dec 18
    From October 27 to December 18, the 4th Organ Festival will be held in San Miguel de Allende. This edition is dedicated to RP Socorro Govea, priest of the Temple of the Oratory and great organist, most events are free.

    The Festival was born in 2016, it is a 100% Sanmiguelense independent court event. The initiators are the Organist Masters, Josue Martinez and Ramiro Granados. In this edition Master Miguel Angel Espinosa is incorporated together with Master Ricardo Castro
    The 4th Organ Festival is held in San Miguel (sp).

    Art Exhibition of the Work of Rafael Coronel ...to Mid Dec
    For three months in San Miguel de Allende the work of Rafael Coronel will be exhibited.

    Lourdes Sosa, the director of the gallery of the same name and in charge of the work, said there are 29 works that will be exhibited in the halls of the Tourist Council / Office of Tourism across from the Parroquia. Enter the exhibition through the Office of Tourism.

    He said that there are unpublished works, which he did at the end of his life in this May of 2019, so a group of oil works, drawings, bronzes from the ages of 70, 80, 90 and more are presented.
    Art Exhibition of the Work of Rafael Coronel Inaugurated (sp).

    Traditional cooks exhibition to be held in San Miguel de Allende Nov 23
    For the first time, the Festival of Traditional Cooks of the State of Guanajuato will be held in San Miguel de Allende.

    It is important to highlight that in the event that will take place on November 23rd, in the “El Cardo”parking lot, from 11:00 to 18:00 hours, there will be 11 chefs from San Miguel and 10 invited from other municipalities, offering a great diversity of dishes and drinks.
    Traditional cooks exhibition to be held in San Miguel de Allende.

    TOSMA Organic Market Nov 23
    The TOSMA market is located outside at Mercado Sano. Every Saturday 9 am - 4 pm.
    TOSMA Organic Market.

    Chess at Cafe Arab'ella Saturday Nov 23
    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 Nov 24
    Sunday Nov 24 , 11 am - 3 pm, Salón Los Pinos, Salida a Querétaro #145.
    Since 2011. Free admission.
    La Pulga Flea Market San Miguel.

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

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    Scheduled Road 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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    We continue #Todos_Juntos working for our #SanMiguelDeLaGente . Therefore, we inform you of the closures and evictions in the maintenance and conservation works of streets in #SanMigueldeAllende.

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    We continue with the work of replacing the drinking water line in Ancha de San Antonio street, in order to ensure the supply of drinking water in our homes. PLEASE DRIVE WITH CAUTION AND CONSIDER ALTERNATE ROADS.

    IMPORTANT NOTICE Monday, October 7 to November 25.

    CLOSURE OF STREETS:
    Street: Zacateros, section: Hernández Macías to Orizaba.

    Rehabilitation work in the drinking water network and tap replacement.

    PLEASE PROGRAM YOUR TRANSIT TIMES AND CONSIDER ALTERNATE ROADS.
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    The Arcade of Guadalupe Avenue, the goodbye to the trees and the 'cooperacha' that the tenants ask for
    Derived from the application of the “Maintenance and conservation of streets” program that runs the infrastructure and public works management, Guadalupe Avenue will have partial closure of streets from September 21.
    655ox0a1jdhtjjbg.png

    Problems finding the new urban and suburban route in the San Juan De Dios area? Check this out:
    Did you return to work Monday and realize that in the area of San Juan De Dios there are a lot of closed streets and others with opposite directions? Well, the rehabilitation work started on Guadalupe Avenue, so ...
    Problems finding the new urban and suburban route in the San Juan De Dios area? Check this out: (sp).

    As part of the dignification of this area, this Saturday, September 21 will begin the rehabilitation work of the stamped concrete pavement on Guadalupe Avenue, from the section that goes from the Station Road to the Avenue Independence.

    For this reason, there will be total closure of the section that goes from Calzada de la Estación to San Rafael street and the section of Antonio Villanueva to Insurgentes, during the first stage of this action.
    Rehabilitation Work In Avenida Guadalupe Begins (sp).

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    Traffic Light Project
    After almost 24 hours of maneuvering, the equestrian sculpture of General Don Ignacio Allende was removed, with the intention of completely restoring it. The works at the Glorieta Allende will continue. Take precautions!
    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
    ROAD ALERT We will protect and rehabilitate the sculpture of Don Ignacio Allende, today we begin the work to facilitate the maneuver of his retirement that will be tomorrow at 8 hrs. With this action the road circuit begins and traffic lights.

    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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  • Brief News and Views Nov 20, 2019

    Nov 20, 2019:
    • Charco del Ingenio asks the city council to dismiss Fox's request,
    • Mexican Revolution Parade Nov 20,
    • Street closures for Revolution Parade Nov 20,
    • Deeds delivered to San Miguel families,
    • Pitbull owner refuses to take responsibility for attack,
    • Golwen, of the K9 Canine Unit, finds drugs,
    • The Beaches of the Riviera Maya Continue to Be Sargassum-Free,
    • Miami Professor, Crime Expert Charged with Money Laundering,
    • The Woman Who Can Smell Parkinson's.

    ~~~~~
    Local News Sites
    Looking for more news? These are our top local news sites:
    San Miguel Times | Atención | Noticias Con Valor (sp) | News San Miguel (sp).
    See our Links page for more news sites.
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    Charco del Ingenio asks the city council to dismiss Fox's request
    El Charco del Ingenio issued a statement asking the city council to dismiss Vicente Fox's request to build an ecological reserve area, 60 apartments and an amusement park

    In the statement they state “On behalf of” El Charco del Ingenio AC ”, I want to make public our rejection of the intention of Mr. Vicente Fox, representative of the Vamos México Foundation, expressed to Governor Sinhué Rodríguez and Mayor Luis Alberto Villarreal last 5 November, that 20 hectares of the Bicentennial Park be donated for the creation of an “inclusive” amusement park. "A Disneyland" (Fox dixit). His request includes the construction of 60 apartments to cover the expenses of CRISMA, a rehabilitation center that already occupies 2 hectares of the park, which were donated by the municipality to Vamos México in 2017.

    They point out Bicentennial Park was created in 2009 as a green area and today has more than 10,000 trees, offering an important environmental service to the city. Most of this park is located within the Ecological Preservation Zone El Charco del Ingenio and Surrounding Areas, effective since 2006 and recognized in the urban development programs that govern us until today. The Declaration of this protected area orders restricted land uses: ecological conservation, environmental education, scientific research and low impact recreation.
    Charco del Ingenio asks the city council to dismiss Fox's request (sp).

    They invite you to enjoy the Commemorative Parade for the 109th Anniversary of the Beginning of the Mexican Revolution
    More than 60 contingents with almost 4 thousand participants will be part of the revolutionary parade, with a gala of various sports, martial arts, rhythmic, choreographic tables and dances that will be seen by thousands of spectators who will meet in the main streets of the city.

    The tour begins in the Cardo, crossing the Broad Street of San Antonio, Zacateros, Canal, Hernández Macías, Mesones, Núñez, San Francisco, Plaza Principal Norte, Plaza Principal Oeste (Portal Guadalupe), Plaza Principal Sur, Correo and deploying by Sollano (secondary) and Recreation (primary, baccalaureate and universities) to Benito Juárez Park.
    They invite you to enjoy the Commemorative Parade for the 109th Anniversary of the Beginning of the Mexican Revolution (sp).

    Evictions for traditional revolutionary parade in SMA
    The day flew away and tomorrow there is a parade of the revolution! Do not forget to check the evictions so that they do not catch surprises and let's go to rest that early tomorrow to work! Dream of many little angels!
    On the occasion of the commemoration of the 109 years of the Mexican Revolution, the Municipal Transit Directorate will make closures and evictions along the route that the contingents will follow; In addition, public transport will not reach the Historic Center. The eviction of the roads will be from 6 in the morning of this ...
    Evictions for traditional revolutionary parade in SMA (sp).

    They deliver deeds to San Miguel families
    Today we deliver 156 deeds to our San Miguel families. And we will continue working #Todos_Juntos to be able to build that #SanMigueldeAllende that we all want, but above all, that our children deserve.
    "This house, this land is mine" is what 156 San Miguel families can now say that they already have the deed of their home. This was achieved today by the support of the Land Tendency Directorate and the Human Settlement Regularization Directorate ...
    They deliver deeds to San Miguel families (sp).

    The owner of the Pitbull who attacked a man on Calzada La Estación refuses to take responsibility
    A few weeks ago we published that a Pitbull dog attacked a man and his puppy while they walk on the Calzada La Estación and after several weeks of seeking justice for the pet and its owner, now the owner refuses to take responsibility for what his dog did . As we will remember, it was the ...
    The owner of the Pitbull who attacked a man on Calzada La Estación refuses to take responsibility (sp).

    Golwen, of the K9 Canine Unit of the FSPE, succeeded in arresting a man who was in possession of drugs
    On his first day at work as a canine binomial #policía , the puppy Golwen detected an individual with #droga in Salamanca and thanks to him they were able to stop him!
    On his first day of patrolling and surveillance in this city, the police dog of the K9 Canine Unit of the State Public Security Forces, the Golwen police dog, managed to arrest a man who was in possession of 45 doses of the drug With the characteristics of the crystal.
    Golwen, of the K9 Canine Unit of the FSPE, succeeded in arresting a man who was in possession of drugs (sp).

    The Beaches of the Riviera Maya Continue to Be Sargassum-Free
    A few months ago, it seemed like the Sargassum would never stop rolling in.

    For you folks who don’t know what Sargassum is, it’s a type of seaweed that has been showing up throughout the Caribbean in massive and unprecedented quantities since 2011. It piles up on the beaches, chokes the bays and smells absolutely terrible.
    The Beaches of the Riviera Maya Continue to Be Sargassum-Free. More #QrooPaul.

    Miami Professor, Crime Expert Charged with Money Laundering
    A University of Miami professor and expert on organized crime in Latin America has been charged with laundering millions of dollars of illicit proceeds from Venezuela, causing both shock and consternation in his circle and beyond.
    Miami Professor, Crime Expert Charged with Money Laundering.

    The Woman Who Can Smell Parkinson's
    On St. Andrews beach on Scotland's east coast, you might run across a solitary woman on occasion, walking close to the water where the sand is wet and firm. The North Sea wind blows her gray hair over her ears as the woman closes her eyes and holds her nose into the wind. Her nose quivers and lifts, as though she's about to sneeze.

    The woman's name is Joy Milne. She spent 26 years working as a nurse, raised three sons and cared for her ailing husband. Now, she is widowed. She spends her time traveling and enjoys taking long walks. She is 69 years old.

    Her nose is a bit crooked perhaps, neither particularly big nor particularly small, and when she takes her glasses off, which she does to look out at the sea, you can see two dimples where they usually rest. But Milne's nose is special: She has a much better sense of smell than most people.
    The Woman Who Can Smell Parkinson's.

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  • Upcoming Activities and Events Nov 20, 2019

    Upcoming for Nov 20, 2019:
    • What's Happening,
    • Mexican Revolution Parade Nov 20,
    • Street closures for Revolution Parade Nov 20,
    • ROB DUNN: Unseen Life: In Us, On Us, and All Around Us Nov 20,
    • From Convicted Felon to Model Citizen Nov 21,
    • Learn how to save a life with your hands: CPR Nov 21,
    • Isabelle Mahnes' Spectacle of Fashion Nov 21,
    • One-Woman Joan of Arc Play Nov 21-Dec 21,
    • Salon en Néctar: Understanding Our Universe Nov 22,
    • Wool and brass masters Nov 18-22,
    • Santa Ana Café Exhibit Nov 16-Jan 4,
    • San Miguel DIF collecting toys and blankets Nov 14-21,
    • Scrap Collection Schedule Nov 14-24,
    • Organ Festival in SMA Oct 27-Dec 18,
    • Art Exhibition: Rafael Coronel ...to mid Dec,
    • Traditional cooks exhibition to be held in San Miguel de Allende Nov 23,
    • TOSMA Organic Market Nov 23,
    • Chess Saturday Oct Nov 23,
    • La Pulga Flea Market Nov 24,
    • Fábrica La Aurora Art Walk Dec 7,
    • Scheduled Road Work and Closures with Overpass Update.

    What's Happening

    They invite you to enjoy the Commemorative Parade for the 109th Anniversary of the Beginning of the Mexican Revolution
    More than 60 contingents with almost 4 thousand participants will be part of the revolutionary parade, with a gala of various sports, martial arts, rhythmic, choreographic tables and dances that will be seen by thousands of spectators who will meet in the main streets of the city.

    The tour begins in the Cardo, crossing the Broad Street of San Antonio, Zacateros, Canal, Hernández Macías, Mesones, Núñez, San Francisco, Plaza Principal Norte, Plaza Principal Oeste (Portal Guadalupe), Plaza Principal Sur, Correo and deploying by Sollano (secondary) and Recreation (primary, baccalaureate and universities) to Benito Juárez Park.
    They invite you to enjoy the Commemorative Parade for the 109th Anniversary of the Beginning of the Mexican Revolution (sp).

    Evictions for traditional revolutionary parade in SMA
    The day flew away and tomorrow there is a parade of the revolution! Do not forget to check the evictions so that they do not catch surprises and let's go to rest that early tomorrow to work! Dream of many little angels!
    On the occasion of the commemoration of the 109 years of the Mexican Revolution, the Municipal Transit Directorate will make closures and evictions along the route that the contingents will follow; In addition, public transport will not reach the Historic Center. The eviction of the roads will be from 6 in the morning of this ...
    Evictions for traditional revolutionary parade in SMA (sp).

    ROB DUNN: Unseen Life: In Us, On Us, and All Around Us Nov 20
    Microbes get a bad rap. Sure, some of them cause diseases, and for millennia before antibiotics, had been the scourge of humanity. But most that we encounter in our daily lives are benign, or even beneficial to our health. Recent advances have enabled us to detect the genetic signatures of this unseen underworld, revealing microbial life that is far more diverse, abundant—and stranger—than previously imagined.

    La Casona Convention Center, 5pm
    ROB DUNN: Unseen Life: In Us, On Us, and All Around Us.

    From Convicted Felon to Model Citizen: Insights on How to Think Like a Thief—By Henry David Flores Nov 21
    SANMIGUELENSES UNIDOS, a citywide security organization, invites all San Miguel de Allende residents to its next public meeting.

    TIME: 6:00-7:30 p.m.
    PLACE: Hotel Posada de La Aldea, Ancha de San Antonio #15

    GUEST SPEAKER: Henry David Flores — “From Convicted Felon to Model Citizen: Insights on How to Think Like a Thief”
    From Convicted Felon to Model Citizen: Insights on How to Think Like a Thief—By Henry David Flores.

    On November 21, everyone will learn how to save a life with your hands, in the CPR course at SMA
    From children to grandparents, it was time to learn how to revive the heart of a person in danger through the CPR course in San Miguel de Allende; the experts are going to train.
    On November 21, elements of the Red Cross, Civil Protection and Firefighters will meet to teach you how to apply first aid and help a person with heart problems, stay alive while specialists arrive. THE COURSE IS FREE Children, girls, dads, moms, grandparents, businessmen and representatives ...
    On November 21, everyone will learn how to save a life with your hands, in the CPR course at SMA (sp).

    Isabelle Mahnes' Spectacle of Fashion Nov 21
    Show/Performance/Sale
    4:30-8pm, Mixta, Pila Seca 3, $180, including catering
    Isabelle Mahnes' Spectacle of Fashion Nov 21.

    One-Woman Joan of Arc Play Has a Thirtieth Anniversary Revival at the San Miguel Playhouse Nov 21-Dec 21
    “Once in every four or five hundred years, a person comes from out of nowhere and changes the world. Joan of Arc was such a person.” So says John Morrow, whose play, Joan of Arc: A Vision Through Fire, opened in Los Angeles in 1989 and is about to have its thirtieth-anniversary ...
    One-Woman Joan of Arc Play Has a Thirtieth Anniversary Revival at the San Miguel Playhouse.

    Salon en Néctar: Understanding Our Universe Nov 22
    Phyllis Pitluga, Astronomer Emeritus
    Adler Planetarium & Astronomy Museum,Chicago
    • Planets, moons, & comets in our Solar System
    • Stars, and star evolution in our Milky Way Galaxy
    • Galaxies and the history of our Universe
    The presentation will conclude with identifying visible planets and constellations in our current night sky and highlighting upcoming celestial events.
    5 - 6:30 pm
    Salon en Néctar: Understanding Our Universe.

    Wool and brass masters at the SMA Necromancer Cultural Center Nov 18-22
    Discover the talent of our artisans of #SanMigueldeAllende Attend the XLI National Wool and Brass Fair 2019 at the Ignacio Ramirez Cultural Center “El Nigromante” in #SanMiguelDeLaGente.
    From November 18 to 22, the Wool and Brass Fair takes place at the Necromancer Cultural Center. In this edition, more than 80 exhibitors participate, mostly from San Miguel and Guanajuato, who are joined by others from Oaxaca, Michoacán and Guerrero, who exhibit and sell handicrafts on the ground floor of the ...
    Wool and brass masters at the SMA Necromancer Cultural Center (sp).

    Santa Ana Café Exhibit Celebrates the Diversity Within Mexican Identity Nov 16-Jan 4
    On Saturday, November 16, the exhibit The Eyes of México, a series of large-format portraits, opens at the La Biblioteca in the Café Santa Ana. Self-taught artist Ana Ragá studied product design at Universidad Iberoamericana and textile design at the School of Design of Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes. But, she ...
    New Santa Ana Café Exhibit Celebrates the Diversity Within Mexican Identity.

    San Miguel DIF collecting toys and blankets Nov 14-21
    Today we start Playing Hearts by the @difsanmiguel where we will collect donations of blankets and new toys or in good condition for those who need it most. They will be received until November 21 at DIF facilities in San Antonio Abad.

    Scrap Collection Schedule
    This Thursday, the 14th, we will start the 2nd Campaign for the Collection of domestic garbage, electronic waste and special handling waste. The route starts 8 am from Col. Guadalupe to Infonavit Aurora. #SanMiguelDeLaGente.
    On Thursday, November 14, the second stage of the 'Domestic Garbage Collection, Electronic Waste and Special Management Waste' program will begin, which are obsolete electronic items or for scrap and scrap.

    This campaign will be weekly and will start this Thursday at 10 am in Calzada de la Aurora, in the Guadalupe neighborhood.

    With the intention of boosting the culture of sustainability, brigades will participate in this campaign to collect disused or discarded electronic items, such as televisions, VCRs, radios, screens and computers, among others.
    Scrap Collection Program starts in SMA (sp).

    The 4th Organ Festival is held in San Miguel Oct 27-Dec 18
    From October 27 to December 18, the 4th Organ Festival will be held in San Miguel de Allende. This edition is dedicated to RP Socorro Govea, priest of the Temple of the Oratory and great organist, most events are free.

    The Festival was born in 2016, it is a 100% Sanmiguelense independent court event. The initiators are the Organist Masters, Josue Martinez and Ramiro Granados. In this edition Master Miguel Angel Espinosa is incorporated together with Master Ricardo Castro
    The 4th Organ Festival is held in San Miguel (sp).

    Art Exhibition of the Work of Rafael Coronel ...to Mid Dec
    For three months in San Miguel de Allende the work of Rafael Coronel will be exhibited.

    Lourdes Sosa, the director of the gallery of the same name and in charge of the work, said there are 29 works that will be exhibited in the halls of the Tourist Council / Office of Tourism across from the Parroquia. Enter the exhibition through the Office of Tourism.

    He said that there are unpublished works, which he did at the end of his life in this May of 2019, so a group of oil works, drawings, bronzes from the ages of 70, 80, 90 and more are presented.
    Art Exhibition of the Work of Rafael Coronel Inaugurated (sp).

    Traditional cooks exhibition to be held in San Miguel de Allende Nov 23
    For the first time, the Festival of Traditional Cooks of the State of Guanajuato will be held in San Miguel de Allende.

    It is important to highlight that in the event that will take place on November 23rd, in the “El Cardo”parking lot, from 11:00 to 18:00 hours, there will be 11 chefs from San Miguel and 10 invited from other municipalities, offering a great diversity of dishes and drinks.
    Traditional cooks exhibition to be held in San Miguel de Allende.

    TOSMA Organic Market Nov 23
    The TOSMA market is located outside at Mercado Sano. Every Saturday 9 am - 4 pm.
    TOSMA Organic Market.

    Chess at Cafe Arab'ella Saturday Nov 23
    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 Nov 24
    Sunday Nov 24 , 11 am - 3 pm, Salón Los Pinos, Salida a Querétaro #145.
    Since 2011. Free admission.
    La Pulga Flea Market San Miguel.

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

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    Scheduled Road 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.

    ~~~~~~~~~~

    We continue #Todos_Juntos working for our #SanMiguelDeLaGente . Therefore, we inform you of the closures and evictions in the maintenance and conservation works of streets in #SanMigueldeAllende.

    ~~~~~~~~~~

    We continue with the work of replacing the drinking water line in Ancha de San Antonio street, in order to ensure the supply of drinking water in our homes. PLEASE DRIVE WITH CAUTION AND CONSIDER ALTERNATE ROADS.

    IMPORTANT NOTICE Monday, October 7 to November 25.

    CLOSURE OF STREETS:
    Street: Zacateros, section: Hernández Macías to Orizaba.

    Rehabilitation work in the drinking water network and tap replacement.

    PLEASE PROGRAM YOUR TRANSIT TIMES AND CONSIDER ALTERNATE ROADS.
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    The Arcade of Guadalupe Avenue, the goodbye to the trees and the 'cooperacha' that the tenants ask for
    Derived from the application of the “Maintenance and conservation of streets” program that runs the infrastructure and public works management, Guadalupe Avenue will have partial closure of streets from September 21.
    655ox0a1jdhtjjbg.png

    Problems finding the new urban and suburban route in the San Juan De Dios area? Check this out:
    Did you return to work Monday and realize that in the area of San Juan De Dios there are a lot of closed streets and others with opposite directions? Well, the rehabilitation work started on Guadalupe Avenue, so ...
    Problems finding the new urban and suburban route in the San Juan De Dios area? Check this out: (sp).

    As part of the dignification of this area, this Saturday, September 21 will begin the rehabilitation work of the stamped concrete pavement on Guadalupe Avenue, from the section that goes from the Station Road to the Avenue Independence.

    For this reason, there will be total closure of the section that goes from Calzada de la Estación to San Rafael street and the section of Antonio Villanueva to Insurgentes, during the first stage of this action.
    Rehabilitation Work In Avenida Guadalupe Begins (sp).

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    Traffic Light Project
    After almost 24 hours of maneuvering, the equestrian sculpture of General Don Ignacio Allende was removed, with the intention of completely restoring it. The works at the Glorieta Allende will continue. Take precautions!
    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
    ROAD ALERT We will protect and rehabilitate the sculpture of Don Ignacio Allende, today we begin the work to facilitate the maneuver of his retirement that will be tomorrow at 8 hrs. With this action the road circuit begins and traffic lights.

    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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  • Brief News and Views Nov 19, 2019

    Nov 19, 2019:
    • Wool and brass masters in SMA,
    • Ground cleared to start building the SMA UNAM,
    • SMA's first festival of traditional cooks,
    • The Mythic Nopal Cactus Is Our New Favorite Edible Green,
    • Mexico City's 'Walking Fish',
    • Saving the blue parrots of South America.

    ~~~~~
    Local News Sites
    Looking for more news? These are our top local news sites:
    San Miguel Times | Atención | Noticias Con Valor (sp) | News San Miguel (sp).
    See our Links page for more news sites.
    ~~~~~

    Wool and brass masters at the SMA Necromancer Cultural Center
    Discover the talent of our artisans of #SanMigueldeAllende Attend the XLI National Wool and Brass Fair 2019 at the Ignacio Ramirez Cultural Center “El Nigromante” in #SanMiguelDeLaGente.
    From November 18 to 22, the Wool and Brass Fair takes place at the Necromancer Cultural Center. In this edition, more than 80 exhibitors participate, mostly from San Miguel and Guanajuato, who are joined by others from Oaxaca, Michoacán and Guerrero, who exhibit and sell handicrafts on the ground floor of the ...
    Wool and brass masters at the SMA Necromancer Cultural Center (sp).

    Clean the ground to start building the SMA UNAM
    The lands were already clean and ready for the construction of the new Campus of the @UNAM_MX in #SanMigueldeAllende and this is how the groundwork was ...
    Since last July, the Directorate of Infrastructure and Public Works set to work in the preparation and cleaning of the land of 4.5 hectares that will house the facilities of the UNAM campus in San Miguel de Allende. Today they are ready to start the construction of the buildings ...
    Clean the ground to start building the SMA UNAM (sp).

    San Miguel prepares its first festival of traditional cooks
    This weekend you can enjoy dishes such as gorditas, mole de güilotas, Tres Marías enchiladas, Tequila chicken, viper broth, as well as ceremonial drinks that will prepare more than 20 traditional cooks. Check the information.
    San Miguel de Allende will hold the first Traditional Cooks Festival on November 23, in El Cardo parking lot.

    The event is organized by the World Heritage City in coordination with the Secretariat of Tourism of the State of Guanajuato, Ministry of Culture, Municipal DIF and the Tourist Council of San Miguel de Allende.

    From 11:00 in the morning to 6:00 in the afternoon, Guanajuato and visitors will enjoy dishes such as gorditas, mole de güilotas, Tres Marías enchiladas, Tequila chicken, snake broth, as well as ceremonial drinks that will prepare more than 20 traditional cooks.
    San Miguel prepares its first festival of traditional cooks (sp).

    The Mythic Nopal Cactus Is Our New Favorite Edible Green
    Though it’s often used in high-end beauty products to combat aging, prickly pear still grows as a weed in much of the Southwest, materializing unexpectedly along roadsides and in front yards. Its spiny pads make it difficult to eradicate and so it is foten left mostly to itself, to grow as and where ever it wishes. Today, Prickly Pear– also known as Nopal– can be found across deserts in the Southwest, Mexico, and South America– and it also grows invasively in Australia, the Indo-Pacific, and East Africa.

    The term “prickly pear” is something of a misnomer, as it refers to both the plant itself, and the plant’s fruit. In Spanish, nopal refers to the plant in general, while cladodes identifies the pads of the plant–green, flat, and with thin white spikes. Prickly pear (tuna in Spanish) specifically invokes the rounded fruit, which can be yellow, red, or purple, and bears the same thin white spikes. The term ‘prickly pear’ in English additionally refers to a number of species within the Opuntia genus. In general, when people refer to prickly pear, they are speaking of the plant officially known as Indian fig opuntia.
    The Mythic Nopal Cactus Is Our New Favorite Edible Green.

    Mexico City's 'Walking Fish'
    Frankie was missing half his face. A fungal infection had come over the little axolotl, a native amphibian of the waterways of Mexico City.

    But Frankie, along with other axolotls, have a special talent. Veterinarian and axolotl researcher Erika Servín Zamora, who was also Frankie’s caregiver, said she was astounded to see the animal’s remarkable regeneration abilities that she’d read about in her studies. Within two months, Frankie had grown a new, fully functional eye, and life was back to normal in his tank at the city’s Chapultepec Zoo.

    Frankie might not have been so lucky in his native habitat, just about 30km south of the zoo. The axolotl, though gaining traction as a symbol of Mexico City, and specifically of the southern borough of Xochimilco, a Unesco World Heritage site, is nearly extinct in the wild due to increases in invasive fish species and water pollution in the city’s troubled canals. Making things worse, Frankie is an albino axolotl, which means he’s light pink with frilly, pink gills coming off his head – he’d be easy prey for Xochimilco’s invasive tilapia in the dark, murky waters.
    Mexico City's 'Walking Fish'.

    Saving the blue parrots of South America
    Mario Cohn-Haft remembers the sinking feeling he had when he realised the parrot he had come to see would probably not appear before him, ever again.

    He had taken a bird-watching tour to the area where the very last wild Spix’s macaw, a beautiful blue parrot native to the forests of Brazil, was known to show itself. But that tour was the first he had led that couldn’t spot it.

    “I was one of the first people to experience it being extinct in the wild,” says Cohn-Haft, an ornithologist at the National Institute of Amazonian Research.

    That was 20 years ago. No verified wild specimens have been seen since. The Spix’s macaw was first described in 1638 and is named after the German naturalist, Johann Baptist Ritter von Spix, who collected a specimen in 1819. It’s small for a macaw, but has distinctive blue feathers, often fading to pale grey around the head. South America has many exotically coloured parrots, but the sophisticated blue plumage sets the Spix’s apart from many other species on the continent.
    Saving the blue parrots of South America.

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  • Upcoming Activities and Events Nov 19, 2019

    Upcoming for Nov 19, 2019:
    • What's Happening,
    • On PACE with Better Health Nov 19,
    • Wool and brass masters Nov 18-22,
    • ROB DUNN: Unseen Life: In Us, On Us, and All Around Us Nov 20,
    • Santa Ana Café Exhibit Nov 16-Jan 4,
    • San Miguel DIF collecting toys and blankets Nov 14-21,
    • Scrap Collection Schedule Nov 14-24,
    • From Convicted Felon to Model Citizen Nov 21,
    • Learn how to save a life with your hands: CPR Nov 21,
    • Isabelle Mahnes' Spectacle of Fashion Nov 21,
    • One-Woman Joan of Arc Play Nov 21-Dec 21,
    • Organ Festival in SMA Oct 27-Dec 18,
    • Art Exhibition: Rafael Coronel ...to mid Dec,
    • Salon en Néctar: Understanding Our Universe Nov 22,
    • Traditional cooks exhibition to be held in San Miguel de Allende Nov 23,
    • TOSMA Organic Market Nov 23,
    • Chess Saturday Oct Nov 23,
    • La Pulga Flea Market Nov 24,
    • Fábrica La Aurora Art Walk Dec 7,
    • Scheduled Road Work and Closures with Overpass Update.

    What's Happening

    On PACE with Better Health Nov 19
    Mr. Haywood Hall provides training in about ten different areas of emergency medicine, including American Heart Association training. Since January of this year, he has trained 1300 campesinos in emergency medicine as it can be applied in rural areas. He is responsible for putting defibrillators in San Miguel and training many citizens in CPR.

    Join the Midday Club of San Miguel de Allende this Tuesday, November 19th, to hear a fascinating success story by Haywood Hall. Doors open at 9 AM, the meeting begins at 9:30 AM with the speaker scheduled between 9:45 and 10:15 AM. We’re located at Los Arcos at #27 Stirling Dickinson
    On PACE with Better Health.

    Wool and brass masters at the SMA Necromancer Cultural Center Nov 18-22
    Discover the talent of our artisans of #SanMigueldeAllende Attend the XLI National Wool and Brass Fair 2019 at the Ignacio Ramirez Cultural Center “El Nigromante” in #SanMiguelDeLaGente.
    From November 18 to 22, the Wool and Brass Fair takes place at the Necromancer Cultural Center. In this edition, more than 80 exhibitors participate, mostly from San Miguel and Guanajuato, who are joined by others from Oaxaca, Michoacán and Guerrero, who exhibit and sell handicrafts on the ground floor of the ...
    Wool and brass masters at the SMA Necromancer Cultural Center (sp).

    ROB DUNN: Unseen Life: In Us, On Us, and All Around Us Nov 20
    Microbes get a bad rap. Sure, some of them cause diseases, and for millennia before antibiotics, had been the scourge of humanity. But most that we encounter in our daily lives are benign, or even beneficial to our health. Recent advances have enabled us to detect the genetic signatures of this unseen underworld, revealing microbial life that is far more diverse, abundant—and stranger—than previously imagined.

    La Casona Convention Center, 5pm
    ROB DUNN: Unseen Life: In Us, On Us, and All Around Us.

    Santa Ana Café Exhibit Celebrates the Diversity Within Mexican Identity Nov 16-Jan 4
    On Saturday, November 16, the exhibit The Eyes of México, a series of large-format portraits, opens at the La Biblioteca in the Café Santa Ana. Self-taught artist Ana Ragá studied product design at Universidad Iberoamericana and textile design at the School of Design of Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes. But, she ...
    New Santa Ana Café Exhibit Celebrates the Diversity Within Mexican Identity.

    San Miguel DIF collecting toys and blankets Nov 14-21
    Today we start Playing Hearts by the @difsanmiguel where we will collect donations of blankets and new toys or in good condition for those who need it most. They will be received until November 21 at DIF facilities in San Antonio Abad.

    Scrap Collection Schedule
    This Thursday, the 14th, we will start the 2nd Campaign for the Collection of domestic garbage, electronic waste and special handling waste. The route starts 8 am from Col. Guadalupe to Infonavit Aurora. #SanMiguelDeLaGente.
    On Thursday, November 14, the second stage of the 'Domestic Garbage Collection, Electronic Waste and Special Management Waste' program will begin, which are obsolete electronic items or for scrap and scrap.

    This campaign will be weekly and will start this Thursday at 10 am in Calzada de la Aurora, in the Guadalupe neighborhood.

    With the intention of boosting the culture of sustainability, brigades will participate in this campaign to collect disused or discarded electronic items, such as televisions, VCRs, radios, screens and computers, among others.
    Scrap Collection Program starts in SMA (sp).

    From Convicted Felon to Model Citizen: Insights on How to Think Like a Thief—By Henry David Flores Nov 21
    SANMIGUELENSES UNIDOS, a citywide security organization, invites all San Miguel de Allende residents to its next public meeting.

    TIME: 6:00-7:30 p.m.
    PLACE: Hotel Posada de La Aldea, Ancha de San Antonio #15

    GUEST SPEAKER: Henry David Flores — “From Convicted Felon to Model Citizen: Insights on How to Think Like a Thief”
    From Convicted Felon to Model Citizen: Insights on How to Think Like a Thief—By Henry David Flores.

    On November 21, everyone will learn how to save a life with your hands, in the CPR course at SMA
    From children to grandparents, it was time to learn how to revive the heart of a person in danger through the CPR course in San Miguel de Allende; the experts are going to train.
    On November 21, elements of the Red Cross, Civil Protection and Firefighters will meet to teach you how to apply first aid and help a person with heart problems, stay alive while specialists arrive. THE COURSE IS FREE Children, girls, dads, moms, grandparents, businessmen and representatives ...
    On November 21, everyone will learn how to save a life with your hands, in the CPR course at SMA (sp).

    Isabelle Mahnes' Spectacle of Fashion Nov 21
    Show/Performance/Sale
    4:30-8pm, Mixta, Pila Seca 3, $180, including catering
    Isabelle Mahnes' Spectacle of Fashion Nov 21.

    One-Woman Joan of Arc Play Has a Thirtieth Anniversary Revival at the San Miguel Playhouse Nov 21-Dec 21
    “Once in every four or five hundred years, a person comes from out of nowhere and changes the world. Joan of Arc was such a person.” So says John Morrow, whose play, Joan of Arc: A Vision Through Fire, opened in Los Angeles in 1989 and is about to have its thirtieth-anniversary ...
    One-Woman Joan of Arc Play Has a Thirtieth Anniversary Revival at the San Miguel Playhouse.

    The 4th Organ Festival is held in San Miguel Oct 27-Dec 18
    From October 27 to December 18, the 4th Organ Festival will be held in San Miguel de Allende. This edition is dedicated to RP Socorro Govea, priest of the Temple of the Oratory and great organist, most events are free.

    The Festival was born in 2016, it is a 100% Sanmiguelense independent court event. The initiators are the Organist Masters, Josue Martinez and Ramiro Granados. In this edition Master Miguel Angel Espinosa is incorporated together with Master Ricardo Castro
    The 4th Organ Festival is held in San Miguel (sp).

    Art Exhibition of the Work of Rafael Coronel ...to Mid Dec
    For three months in San Miguel de Allende the work of Rafael Coronel will be exhibited.

    Lourdes Sosa, the director of the gallery of the same name and in charge of the work, said there are 29 works that will be exhibited in the halls of the Tourist Council / Office of Tourism across from the Parroquia. Enter the exhibition through the Office of Tourism.

    He said that there are unpublished works, which he did at the end of his life in this May of 2019, so a group of oil works, drawings, bronzes from the ages of 70, 80, 90 and more are presented.
    Art Exhibition of the Work of Rafael Coronel Inaugurated (sp).

    Salon en Néctar: Understanding Our Universe Nov 22
    Phyllis Pitluga, Astronomer Emeritus
    Adler Planetarium & Astronomy Museum,Chicago
    • Planets, moons, & comets in our Solar System
    • Stars, and star evolution in our Milky Way Galaxy
    • Galaxies and the history of our Universe
    The presentation will conclude with identifying visible planets and constellations in our current night sky and highlighting upcoming celestial events.
    5 - 6:30 pm
    Salon en Néctar: Understanding Our Universe.

    Traditional cooks exhibition to be held in San Miguel de Allende Nov 23
    For the first time, the Festival of Traditional Cooks of the State of Guanajuato will be held in San Miguel de Allende.

    It is important to highlight that in the event that will take place on November 23rd, in the “El Cardo”parking lot, from 11:00 to 18:00 hours, there will be 11 chefs from San Miguel and 10 invited from other municipalities, offering a great diversity of dishes and drinks.
    Traditional cooks exhibition to be held in San Miguel de Allende.

    TOSMA Organic Market Nov 23
    The TOSMA market is located outside at Mercado Sano. Every Saturday 9 am - 4 pm.
    TOSMA Organic Market.

    Chess at Cafe Arab'ella Saturday Nov 23
    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 Nov 24
    Sunday Nov 24 , 11 am - 3 pm, Salón Los Pinos, Salida a Querétaro #145.
    Since 2011. Free admission.
    La Pulga Flea Market San Miguel.

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

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    Scheduled Road 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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    We continue #Todos_Juntos working for our #SanMiguelDeLaGente . Therefore, we inform you of the closures and evictions in the maintenance and conservation works of streets in #SanMigueldeAllende.

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    We continue with the work of replacing the drinking water line in Ancha de San Antonio street, in order to ensure the supply of drinking water in our homes. PLEASE DRIVE WITH CAUTION AND CONSIDER ALTERNATE ROADS.

    IMPORTANT NOTICE Monday, October 7 to November 25.

    CLOSURE OF STREETS:
    Street: Zacateros, section: Hernández Macías to Orizaba.

    Rehabilitation work in the drinking water network and tap replacement.

    PLEASE PROGRAM YOUR TRANSIT TIMES AND CONSIDER ALTERNATE ROADS.
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    The Arcade of Guadalupe Avenue, the goodbye to the trees and the 'cooperacha' that the tenants ask for
    Derived from the application of the “Maintenance and conservation of streets” program that runs the infrastructure and public works management, Guadalupe Avenue will have partial closure of streets from September 21.
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    Problems finding the new urban and suburban route in the San Juan De Dios area? Check this out:
    Did you return to work Monday and realize that in the area of San Juan De Dios there are a lot of closed streets and others with opposite directions? Well, the rehabilitation work started on Guadalupe Avenue, so ...
    Problems finding the new urban and suburban route in the San Juan De Dios area? Check this out: (sp).

    As part of the dignification of this area, this Saturday, September 21 will begin the rehabilitation work of the stamped concrete pavement on Guadalupe Avenue, from the section that goes from the Station Road to the Avenue Independence.

    For this reason, there will be total closure of the section that goes from Calzada de la Estación to San Rafael street and the section of Antonio Villanueva to Insurgentes, during the first stage of this action.
    Rehabilitation Work In Avenida Guadalupe Begins (sp).

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    Traffic Light Project
    After almost 24 hours of maneuvering, the equestrian sculpture of General Don Ignacio Allende was removed, with the intention of completely restoring it. The works at the Glorieta Allende will continue. Take precautions!
    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
    ROAD ALERT We will protect and rehabilitate the sculpture of Don Ignacio Allende, today we begin the work to facilitate the maneuver of his retirement that will be tomorrow at 8 hrs. With this action the road circuit begins and traffic lights.

    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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  • Brief News and Views Nov 13, 2019

    Nov 13, 2019:
    • Scrap Collection Starts in SMA,
    • Four Mexicans selected for MET Opera contest,
    • Areas studied for vine planting in GTO,
    • Blade the police dog,
    • Whitney Shay blues and jazz,
    • Extortion attempts in bars and canteens in GTO,
    • Walmart says grocery baggers are not employees,
    • Mexico certified free of dog-transmitted rabies,
    • Hackers demanded $ 4.9 million from Pemex to release their information,
    • Alarming homicide figures,
    • Man dies in Venice's worst floods for 50 years as city calls for state of emergency,
    • A US federal court finds suspicionless searches of phones at the border is illegal.

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    Local News Sites
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    Atención | Noticias Con Valor (sp) | News San Miguel (sp).
    See our Links page for more news sites.
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    Scrap Collection Program Starts in SMA
    This Thursday, the 14th, we will start the 2nd Campaign for the Collection of domestic garbage, electronic waste and special handling waste. The route starts 8 am from Col. Guadalupe to Infonavit Aurora. #SanMiguelDeLaGente.
    On Thursday, November 14, the second stage of the 'Domestic Garbage Collection, Electronic Waste and Special Management Waste' program will begin, which are obsolete electronic items or for scrap and scrap.

    This campaign will be weekly and will start this Thursday at 10 am in Calzada de la Aurora, in the Guadalupe neighborhood.

    With the intention of boosting the culture of sustainability, brigades will participate in this campaign to collect disused or discarded electronic items, such as televisions, VCRs, radios, screens and computers, among others.
    Scrap Collection Program starts in SMA (sp).

    San Miguel de Allende was the headquarters to choose 4 Mexicans towards the MET Opera in New York
    Last Thursday, the Church of San Pablo was the venue to receive opera singers from Mexico who among its goals is to be part of the Metropolitan Opera House in New York (Met Opera). After listening to 46 applicants at the end 4 Mexicans managed to reach the goal ...
    San Miguel de Allende was the headquarters to choose 4 Mexicans towards the MET Opera in New York (sp).

    Study areas for vine planting in Guanajuato
    In #SanMigueldeAllende they talked about the study to determine which areas of #Guanajuato they are more viable for vine planting #Comonfort #SanMigueldeAllende #SanDiegodelaUnión #DoloresHidalgo #SanFelipe Y #Ocampo It is where there is more presence of vineyards.
    "We are going to make a study, precisely of the aptitude of the land to be able to understand what we have in that strip ( San Miguel de Allende, San Diego de la Unión, Dolores Hidalgo, San Felipe and Ocampo ) comparing it with the different varieties that they already have "said Juan José Alvarez Brunel.
    Study areas for vine planting in Guanajuato (sp).

    Blade the police dog that helped the FSPE find drugs in a car
    #Estatal Blade, the police dog of the new canine unit K9 of the @FSPE_Gto , achieved his first arrest of a narcomenudist by tracking 33 doses of drugs in San José de los Naranjos street in Salamanca.
    Blade is the name of the police dog that is part of the new Canine Unit (K9) of the State Public Security Forces. His specialized training for drug detection, allowed him to achieve the first arrest in this city of a man who was in possession of 33 doses of drugs known as ...
    Blade the police dog that helped the FSPE find drugs in a car (sp).

    Whitney Shay blues and jazz will arrive at the Juárez Theater in Guanajuato
    The State Institute of Culture in collaboration with the International Jazz & Blues Festival, presents on November 14, at the majestic Juarez Theater, the four-time winner of the "San Diego Music Award", Whitney Shay, Blues Band. The singer with a trajectory of more than 6 years, will interpret songs ...
    Whitney Shay blues and jazz will arrive at the Juárez Theater in Guanajuato.

    They also extort money from bars and canteens in Guanajuato
    Owners of bars and canteens in Celaya, Salamanca and municipalities that border on Michoacán, have been victims of attempted face-to-face extortion, so the guild organized a forum where they will be advised on how to act in these cases.

    This was announced by the president of the Confederation of Bars and Canteens of Guanajuato, Javier Quiroga López, who said that, in the last two months, three of the members of the said municipalities reported that criminals appeared in their establishments for the purpose of extorting them, although in no case was money given and only one decided to file a formal complaint.
    They also extort money from bars and canteens in Guanajuato (sp).

    Grocery baggers are not Walmart employees, company says
    Walmart Mexico has clarified that senior citizens who bag groceries are not company employees.

    The statement came in response to President López Obrador’s call last week for an investigation into what the grocery baggers are paid.

    The retired senior citizens are engaged through an agreement with the National Institute for the Elderly (Inapam) which states that they are volunteers.
    Grocery baggers are not Walmart employees, company says.
    See also: Walmart washes its hands on senior packers (sp).

    Of all Mexico’s dangers, dog-transmitted rabies is not among them
    Mexico has become the first country in the world to be certified by the World Health Organization (WHO) as free from human rabies transmitted by dogs.

    The WHO and the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) said in a joint statement that the last cases of rabies in the country were those of two people in México state who were attacked by dogs in 2005 and presented symptoms in 2006.

    Mexico began the process to obtain rabies-free certification in December 2016.
    Of all Mexico’s dangers, dog-transmitted rabies is not among them.
    See also: Mexico, the first country free of human rabies transmitted by dogs in the world: WHO (sp).

    Hackers claimed $ 4.9 million from Pemex to release their information
    Pemex suffered a computer attack on November 10, and now hackers are asking for a ransom in exchange for releasing their information.

    The computer forensics team MalwareHunter Team tracked the screenshots shared by the company's employees on social networks, and revealed that they managed to open a negotiation and payment window, where cyber attackers requested 565 bitcoins, or 4.9 million dollars, to release the affected computers of the oil company. ...

    The hackers gave Pemex 48 hours to make the payment. However, MalwareHunter Team warns that this negotiation window is empty, indicating that the payment was not made.
    Hackers claimed $ 4.9 million from Pemex to release their information (sp).

    Homicide figures are alarmed, but deeper analysis would reveal that they are worse
    Interview with Edgar Vielma, general director of Sociodemographic Statistics of INEGI; announces the creation of a death section classified as "events of undetermined intention". ...

    The main causes of death, in general, are those related to age, due to the aging of the population currently living in the country, and the epidemiological transition. The highest mortality burden has been in chronic degenerative diseases for at least a decade, displacing communicable diseases.

    Regarding accidental and violent deaths, which is the central issue of your interest for this interview, it should be noted that those who die from these causes are mostly men whose age is between 15 and 44, and This figure triples the number of deaths of women in this age range for the same reasons.
    Homicide figures are alarmed, but deeper analysis would reveal that they are worse (sp).

    Man dies in Venice's worst floods for 50 years as city calls for state of emergency
    An elderly man has died in the worst floods to hit Venice in more than 50 years, as local authorities in the Italian lagoon city called for a state of emergency to be imposed.

    The unnamed man was killed on Tuesday night while he was trying to run electric pumps at his home on the island of Pellestrina, Alessandro Bertasi, spokesman for Venice's mayor, told CNN.
    The popular tourist destination was struck by an exceptionally high tide on Tuesday night, which peaked at 187 centimeters (73.6 inches), according to a statement by Venice's government Wednesday morning.

    The historic crypt of St. Mark's Basilica was inundated for just the sixth time in 1,200 years.
    Man dies in Venice's worst floods for 50 years as city calls for state of emergency.

    A US federal court finds suspicionless searches of phones at the border is illegal
    A federal court in Boston has ruled that the government is not allowed to search travelers’ phones or other electronic devices at the U.S. border without first having reasonable suspicion of a crime.
    A US federal court finds suspicionless searches of phones at the border is illegal.

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  • Brief News and Views Nov 12, 2019

    Nov 12, 2019:
    • Cold front in SMA,
    • SMA DIF will start collecting toys and blankets,
    • Operation For Clandestine Sale Of Pirotecnia In SMA,
    • Suspects arrested in LeBarón massacre,
    • World's first recycled plastic road in GTO,
    • Murky Business of Chinese Merchandise on Amazon’s US Site,
    • U.S.: Arctic blast brings cold,
    • The NSW mega fires,
    • Mikoto has a hoot.

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    Cold front in SMA: Low temperatures are forecast this Tuesday in San Miguel
    Low temperatures of up to 10 degrees Celsius are forecast for the early hours of Tuesday, November 12 in #SanMiguelDeAllende , due to the entry of #FrenteFrio12.
    Low temperatures of up to 10 degrees Celsius (50 Fahrenheit) are forecast for the first hours of Tuesday, November 12 in the municipality of San Miguel de Allende, due to the entry of the cold front number 12.

    In Guanajuato, the cold front will interact with a cold core vortex, which is forecast to arrive over the northwest of the national territory, giving rise to the first winter storm of the season.

    This will cause a sharp decrease in temperature for San Miguel de Allende accompanied by winds with gusts of more than 50 km / h with intervals of showers (5.1 to 25 liters per square meter) and temperatures that will oscillate maximum of 27 degrees and minimum of 10 grades.
    Low temperatures are forecast this Tuesday in San Miguel (sp).

    San Miguel DIF will start collecting toys and blankets
    Join to touch the hearts of those who need us these December dates.We are waiting for you this Thursday at Plaza de Los Insurgentes from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM!

    Next Thursday, November 14, from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., in the Plaza de los Insurgentes, the System for the Integral Development of the Family of San Miguel de Allende will be receiving donations of blankets or toys new or in good condition to deliver them to the most vulnerable communities.
    San Miguel DIF will start collecting toys and blankets (sp).

    Perform Operation For Clandestine Sale Of Pirotecnia In San Miguel De Allende
    The Municipal Government will have zero tolerance in the sale of pyrotechnics during the Christmas season, for which it announced that as of November the operation for the confiscation of 'cuetes' begins.

    Through the Ministry of Public Security and the Directorate of Civil Protection, the authorities seek to control the clandestine pyrotechnics trade, so only the maximum sale of up to 5 kilos will be allowed in regulated establishments and nothing more will be able to provide flares in short and large stick, as well as inn candles (pastry).

    They stressed that to those who detect selling or storing pyrotechnics, the fine will amount to 10,000 pesos or up to 900 minimum wages and jail, so if they fail to comply with the measures set forth in federal, state and municipal regulations, the alleged perpetrators will be brought available to the Federal Public Ministry, as cited by the Federal Law on the Use of Firearms and Explosives, the General Law on Civil Protection and the Municipal regulations.
    Perform Operation For Clandestine Sale Of Pirotecnia In San Miguel De Allende (sp).

    Suspects arrested in LeBarón massacre; FBI agents join investigation
    Suspects have been arrested in connection with the massacre of nine members of the LeBarón family in Sonora last week, Security Secretary Alfonso Durazo said on Monday, but declined to reveal the name of the criminal organization to which the alleged perpetrators belong. ...

    He also said the United States Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is in Mexico and working with Mexican investigators. The three women and six children killed were all United States citizens.
    Suspects arrested in LeBarón massacre; FBI agents join investigation.
    See also: There are already arrested for attack on LeBarón family, says Durazo, and, The FBI is already in Mexico to investigate the LeBarón case, but the government conditioned its presence.

    They build the first road in the world with recycled plastic in Guanajuato
    Guanajuato.- To contribute to the care of the environment, several companies together with the Ministry of Communications and Transportation (SCT) joined together to build the first road modified with post-consumer recycled plastic and Elvaloy in the world.
    They build the first road in the world with recycled plastic in Guanajuato (sp).

    Murky Business of Chinese Merchandise on Amazon’s US Site
    Everybody who buys enough on Amazon has noticed this: Buyer beware!

    You get a mix of Amazon’s own merchandise and the third-party market place, which accounts for over half of Amazon’s physical gross merchandise sales. You’re surrounded by good merchandise, fakes, and dangerous products made overseas. There are legit sellers, legit manufacturers, and dubious sellers and manufacturers. You don’t know who or where the seller or manufacturer is because they don’t have to disclose it, including many sellers in China. It’s all there, the good, the bad, and the ugly, and buyers have to sort it out on their own. Even many of the product reviews are fake.

    We’ve had good experiences too: We bought a set of cotton sheets via the Amazon platform from the manufacturer in India. Because it cut out all the middlemen, except the Amazon platform, the price was a fraction of the price of similar-quality sheets – also made in India – at a big-name US department store. And we got it a couple of days after ordering it. That’s one end of the spectrum.
    Murky Business of Chinese Merchandise on Amazon’s US Site.

    Arctic blast could bring record-breaking temperatures across the U.S.
    An arctic blast could shatter more than 300 records across the U.S. as it brings freezing temperatures to nearly 222 million Americans. The dangerous weather on Monday caused accidents and travel delays in the Midwest.

    Nearly 6 inches of snow fell in Chicago, where a plane slid off the runway at O'Hare International Airport. None of the passengers or crew members were injured, officials said.
    Arctic blast could bring record-breaking temperatures across the U.S..

    This is not normal: what's different about the NSW mega fires
    I write this piece reluctantly, because there are still possible fire victims unaccounted for; people have lost loved ones; and hundreds of families have lost their homes. My heart goes out to them. I don’t want to detract in any way from the vital safety messages that our fire commissioners and Premier will be making about Tuesday’s fire potential.
    This is not normal: what's different about the NSW mega fires.

    Mikoto has a hoot

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    Nov 11, 2019:
    • USA Security Alert: City of Chihuahua,
    • National alert for stolen chlorine gas tank,
    • Zero tolerance for pyrotechnics sales,
    • Majority of SMA homicide victims are young,
    • 319 street signs changing in SMA,
    • SMA Writers’ Conference 2020,
    • Crimes break record figures,
    • SMA Merchant seized; later found injured,
    • Merchants don't report extortion to avoid risks,
    • SMA Holy Week 2020 Security Operations,
    • Mexico invites U.S. to join investigation of ambush,
    • A Slippery Slope.

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    USA Security Alert: Increased Criminal Activity in the City of Chihuahua
    U.S. Consulate General Ciudad Juarez (November 8, 2019)

    Location: Chihuahua, Chihuahua, Mexico

    Event: Because of a marked increase in criminal activity throughout the city of Chihuahua, U.S. government personnel are restricted from traveling to the city of Chihuahua until further notice.

    The U.S. Consulate will continue to monitor the security situation and will update the Travel Advisory accordingly.

    Actions to Take ...
    USA Security Alert: Increased Criminal Activity in the City of Chihuahua.
    See also: Mexico Travel Advisory, and, Alerts and Messages.

    National alert for theft of chlorine gas tank
    Issues the National Civil Protection Coordination Alert for the theft of a chlorine gas tank from a well in Jumapa in #Celaya.
    #ALERTA The Municipal Civil Protection Coordination of #Celaya , Gto. issues a statement to the State Coordination of @PC_GTO for him #robo of a #tanque of chlorine gas in the facilities of the water operator of @municipiocelaya.
    November 10, 2019.- In accordance with the established protocols, the National Civil Protection Coordination issued an Alert Bulletin after being duly informed by the State Secretariat of Public Security, through the State Coordination of Civil Protection, on the illegal theft of a chlorine gas cylinder from the Municipal Board of Drinking Water and Sewerage of Celaya. ...
    See also: Alert for tank of stolen chlorine gas (sp).

    According to the Alert Bulletin, it is established that the simple act of handling this tank is high risk and very toxic, and can be fatal if inhaled or absorbed through the skin.

    Therefore, the population is requested to report any data on the whereabouts of this chlorine gas tank, before the 911 Emergency System, or before the public security corporations and the Municipal Civil Protection Units, as well as before the Coordination State Civil Protection at 01 800 7147 911.
    National alert for theft of chlorine gas tank (sp).

    There will be zero tolerance for pyrotechnics sales
    The @GobSMA will have zero tolerance in the sale of pyrotechnics during the Christmas season, for which he announced that from November the operation for the confiscation of 'cuetes' begins.
    Through the Ministry of Public Security and the Directorate of Civil Protection, the authorities seek to control the clandestine pyrotechnics trade, so only the maximum sale of up to 5 kilos will be allowed in regulated establishments and nothing more will be able to provide flares in short and large stick, as well as inn candles (pastry).

    They stressed that to those who detect selling or storing pyrotechnics, the fine will amount to 10,000 pesos or up to 900 minimum wages and jail, ...
    There will be zero tolerance for pyrotechnics sales (sp).

    Of the more than 104 homicides in San Miguel, the majority of the victims are young: Ranchero Pandillero Project
    As of October 28, this year, in San Miguel de Allende, 104 wrongful killings had been recorded in San Miguel de Allende and in them, the majority of the victims of bullets and violence have been young.
    Of the more than 104 homicides in San Miguel, the majority of the victims are young: Ranchero Pandillero Project (sp).

    319 street signs changing in San Miguel
    A total of 319 naming announcements will be changed before December 15 at the Historic Center of #SanMiguelDeAllende.
    A total of 319 nomenclature announcements will be changed before December 15 at the Historic Center of San Miguel de Allende

    This action respects the main features that include the old and current street name, block number, barracks number and current zip code. In addition, 197 new announcements will be made to be installed in areas adjacent to the Center such as the Guadalupe neighborhood and the San Juan de Dios neighborhood.
    319 billboards changed in San Miguel (sp).

    Crimes break record figures
    Crimes break record figures in the world heritage city #inseguridad #SanMigueldeallende.
    2019 is already the most violent year in the World Heritage City and recently named for a period as the American Capital of Culture. During the January-September period, the Attorney General's Office of the state of Guanajuato reported 70 homicides, three times those recorded in previous years, an unprecedented figure even when the state only reports the number of investigation folders and not the victims.

    According to the monthly report of criminal incidence of the common jurisdiction prepared by the Executive Secretariat of the National Public Security System, from January 1, 2019 to September 30 of the same year, 70 homicide investigation folders were reported, however the figure exceeds the 100 victims because in many cases more than one victim was registered in each act of violence.
    Crimes break record figures (sp).

    San Miguel Writers’ Conference 2020 Guest List Brings Many Highly Lauded Authors
    As it reaches its fifteenth anniversary in 2020, the San Miguel Writer’s Conference celebrates with a number of keynote speakers who are bright lights on the North American literary scene, including a New York Times bestseller, a MacArthur Grant winner, a former US poet laureate, and an American Book Award winner. Keynote ...
    San Miguel Writers’ Conference 2020 Guest List Brings Many Highly Lauded Authors.

    They 'raise' a merchant in SMA and find him injured on a road
    A merchant was "lifted" by several hooded men and hours later he was located with a gunshot wound on a dirt road.

    The young man was located on the road that leads to the community of La Huerta , near the Allende Dam .

    The Municipal Police announced that at 4:40 p.m., the 911 Emergency System received a report indicating that on Stirling Dickinson Street in the San Antonio neighborhood , two hooded men arrived at a business to force a person into A red truck.
    They 'raise' a merchant in SAM and find him injured on a road (sp).
    See also: They raise it in business of Colonia San Antonio, it is located in a ravine of the La Huerta Community (sp), and, They raise him in the San Antonio neighborhood, shoot him and leave him abandoned on a road to La Huerta (sp).

    Merchants avoid reporting extortion so as not to take risks: business leaders
    Business leaders from Celaya and Salamanca warned that the problem of extortion persists, and pointed out that victims in many cases do not report it so as not to put themselves at risk, given the possibility that there are officials within the State Attorney General's office that filter information of whistleblowers to criminal groups. ...

    “What happens is that at the time of filing a complaint you have to identify yourself, identify yourself and give place where the event was, more where they can find you, so that was what happened last time (with tortillerías): there were those extortion, the complaint came and retaliation came, ”he said.
    Merchants avoid reporting extortion so as not to take risks: business leaders (sp).

    SMA Holy Week 2020 Security Operations
    For weeks, the Ministry of Security draws up the strategies in this area, where they converge: emergency bodies, Municipal Police and Traffic, Federal and State Police, Public Services and Quality of Life, Transportation and Civil Protection, with the objective of safeguarding and protect locals and visitors during Holy Week, April 14-21. ...

    From the 15th and until the 21st of April, the 64 streets of the Heritage Zone will be closed for the vehicular passage, except for those that carry the identifiers that they issue in the Tourist Council.

    Residents will have free access to their vehicles, but must carry their identifier; while, for businesses, the supply of products will be from 6 to 10 in the morning and for the supply of LP gas only from 6 to 9 in the morning.
    (GW: I think these dates are off for Holy Week 2020.)
    “San Cristóbal” Secretary Of Operational Security (sp).

    Mexico invites U.S. to join investigation of ambush that killed mothers and children
    The Mexican government has invited the FBI to participate in the investigation into the attack on three carloads of women and children from an isolated community just south of the Arizona border.

    In a joint statement Sunday, Mexico’s Security and Citizen Protection Secretariat and Foreign Relations Secretariat said the FBI would be invited to "accompany" investigators from the federal prosecutor’s office examining the shootings that killed nine people Monday.

    Authorities have said gunmen opened fire on the families from a fundamentalist community as they drove through a remote and rugged region — killing three women and six children. All held U.S. and Mexican citizenship, relatives said.

    Officials at the FBI confirmed that they would be "providing assistance at the invitation of the Mexican government with the investigation into the recent attack against American citizens."
    Mexico invites U.S. to join investigation of ambush that killed mothers and children.

    A Slippery Slope


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  • Upcoming Activities and Events Nov 11, 2019

    Upcoming for Nov 11, 2019:
    • What's Happening,
    • Remembrance Day at St Paul's Nov 11,
    • Rotary - Caminos de Agua - Fighting the Water Crisis Nov 12,
    • Anderson and Jones Joint Art Exhibit Nov 14,
    • One-Woman Joan of Arc Play Nov 21-Dec 21,
    • Organ Festival in SMA Oct 27-Dec 18,
    • Art Exhibition: Rafael Coronel ...to mid Dec,
    • TOSMA Organic Market Nov 16,
    • Chess Saturday Oct Nov 16,
    • ROB DUNN: Unseen Life: In Us, On Us, and All Around Us Nov 20,
    • La Pulga Flea Market Nov 24,
    • Fábrica La Aurora Art Walk Dec 7,
    • Scheduled Road Work and Closures with Overpass Update.

    What's Happening

    Remembrance Day at St Paul's Nov 11
    For the sixth year in a row at St Paul’s Church, on Calzada del Cardo #6, there will be a service to commemorate Remembrance Day with a Memorial Service ...
    10:30 am.
    Remembrance Day at St Paul's Nov 11.

    Rotary - THIS WEEK'S SPEAKER: Caminos de Agua - Fighting the Water Crisis
    Today, one billion people have no easy access to water and a quarter of the global population faces extreme water stress conditions, according to a 2019 study by the World Resources Institute. Here in San Miguel de Allende, agriculture is responsible for using more than 92 percent of available water—what can citizens ...
    Rotary - THIS WEEK'S SPEAKER: Caminos de Agua - Fighting the Water Crisis.
    Speaker to Discuss Low-Cost Solutions for a San Miguel Running Short on Water.

    Anderson and Jones Joint Art Exhibit Nov 14
    Symbolism is one aspect that joins the disparate works of Ri Anderson and Bryan Jones, two artists who will be opening a joint exhibit of their latest works at an art space on calle Hernández Macías. In many ways, the two artists’ work couldn’t be more different: Anderson’s medium is photography, while ...
    Iconic Symbols and the Bewitchment of Childhood Infuse Artists’ Joint Exhibit.

    One-Woman Joan of Arc Play Has a Thirtieth Anniversary Revival at the San Miguel Playhouse Nov 21-Dec 21
    “Once in every four or five hundred years, a person comes from out of nowhere and changes the world. Joan of Arc was such a person.” So says John Morrow, whose play, Joan of Arc: A Vision Through Fire, opened in Los Angeles in 1989 and is about to have its thirtieth-anniversary ...
    One-Woman Joan of Arc Play Has a Thirtieth Anniversary Revival at the San Miguel Playhouse.

    The 4th Organ Festival is held in San Miguel Oct 27-Dec 18
    From October 27 to December 18, the 4th Organ Festival will be held in San Miguel de Allende. This edition is dedicated to RP Socorro Govea, priest of the Temple of the Oratory and great organist, most events are free.

    The Festival was born in 2016, it is a 100% Sanmiguelense independent court event. The initiators are the Organist Masters, Josue Martinez and Ramiro Granados. In this edition Master Miguel Angel Espinosa is incorporated together with Master Ricardo Castro
    The 4th Organ Festival is held in San Miguel (sp).

    Art Exhibition of the Work of Rafael Coronel ...to Mid Dec
    For three months in San Miguel de Allende the work of Rafael Coronel will be exhibited.

    Lourdes Sosa, the director of the gallery of the same name and in charge of the work, said there are 29 works that will be exhibited in the halls of the Tourist Council / Office of Tourism across from the Parroquia. Enter the exhibition through the Office of Tourism.

    He said that there are unpublished works, which he did at the end of his life in this May of 2019, so a group of oil works, drawings, bronzes from the ages of 70, 80, 90 and more are presented.
    Art Exhibition of the Work of Rafael Coronel Inaugurated (sp).

    TOSMA Organic Market Nov 16
    The TOSMA market is located outside at Mercado Sano. Every Saturday 9 am - 4 pm.
    TOSMA Organic Market.

    Chess at Cafe Arab'ella Saturday Nov 16
    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.

    ROB DUNN: Unseen Life: In Us, On Us, and All Around Us Nov 20
    Microbes get a bad rap. Sure, some of them cause diseases, and for millennia before antibiotics, had been the scourge of humanity. But most that we encounter in our daily lives are benign, or even beneficial to our health. Recent advances have enabled us to detect the genetic signatures of this unseen underworld, revealing microbial life that is far more diverse, abundant—and stranger—than previously imagined.

    La Casona Convention Center, 5pm
    ROB DUNN: Unseen Life: In Us, On Us, and All Around Us.

    La Pulga Flea Market Nov 24
    Sunday Oct 27, 11 am - 3 pm, Salón Los Pinos, Salida a Querétaro #145.
    Since 2011. Free admission.
    La Pulga Flea Market San Miguel.

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

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    Scheduled Road 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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    #Todos_Juntos we improve our #SanMigueldeAllende with works for the benefit of all. Schedule your transfer times and consider alternate routes.
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    We continue with the work of replacing the drinking water line in Ancha de San Antonio street, in order to ensure the supply of drinking water in our homes. PLEASE DRIVE WITH CAUTION AND CONSIDER ALTERNATE ROADS.

    IMPORTANT NOTICE Monday, October 7 to November 25.

    CLOSURE OF STREETS:
    Street: Zacateros, section: Hernández Macías to Orizaba.

    Rehabilitation work in the drinking water network and tap replacement.

    PLEASE PROGRAM YOUR TRANSIT TIMES AND CONSIDER ALTERNATE ROADS.
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    The Arcade of Guadalupe Avenue, the goodbye to the trees and the 'cooperacha' that the tenants ask for
    Derived from the application of the “Maintenance and conservation of streets” program that runs the infrastructure and public works management, Guadalupe Avenue will have partial closure of streets from September 21.
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    Problems finding the new urban and suburban route in the San Juan De Dios area? Check this out:
    Did you return to work Monday and realize that in the area of San Juan De Dios there are a lot of closed streets and others with opposite directions? Well, the rehabilitation work started on Guadalupe Avenue, so ...
    Problems finding the new urban and suburban route in the San Juan De Dios area? Check this out: (sp).

    As part of the dignification of this area, this Saturday, September 21 will begin the rehabilitation work of the stamped concrete pavement on Guadalupe Avenue, from the section that goes from the Station Road to the Avenue Independence.

    For this reason, there will be total closure of the section that goes from Calzada de la Estación to San Rafael street and the section of Antonio Villanueva to Insurgentes, during the first stage of this action.
    Rehabilitation Work In Avenida Guadalupe Begins (sp).

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    Traffic Light Project
    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 Nov 10, 2019

    Upcoming for Nov 10, 2019:
    • What's Happening,
    • Photofest Nov 7-10,
    • Galería Atotonilco Open House Nov 9-10,
    • Living and Writing a Migrant’s Life Nov 10,
    • Assemblage Artist in Casa Europa Oct 10-Nov 10,
    • Remembrance Day at St Paul's Nov 11,
    • Low-Cost Solutions for an SMA Running Short on Water Nov 12,
    • Anderson and Jones Joint Art Exhibit Nov 14,
    • One-Woman Joan of Arc Play Nov 21-Dec 21,
    • Organ Festival in SMA Oct 27-Dec 18,
    • Art Exhibition: Rafael Coronel ...to mid Dec,
    • TOSMA Organic Market Nov 16,
    • Chess Saturday Oct Nov 16,
    • ROB DUNN: Unseen Life: In Us, On Us, and All Around Us Nov 20,
    • La Pulga Flea Market Nov 24,
    • Fábrica La Aurora Art Walk Dec 7,
    • Scheduled Road Work and Closures with Overpass Update.

    What's Happening

    Photofest Nov 7-10
    From November 7 to 10, San Miguel de Allende will host PHOTOFEST, a meeting point to find renowned personalities of photography that seeks Mexican talent. EVERYTHING WILL BE COMPLETELY FREE With special guests who will hold workshops, forums, conferences and classes where you can listen, learn and live together ...
    Photofest Nov 7-10 (sp).

    Galería Atotonilco Open House Nov 9-10
    Galería Atotonilco.
    In the 1930s, Pedro Linares invented both the term “alebrije,” which came to him in a dream, and the fanciful monsters that this word describes.

    Many Linares family members still create the colorful, captivating paper maché sculptures, superb examples of high quality Mexican folk art.
    Day Of The Dead Open House Nov 9-10.

    Living and Writing a Migrant’s Life Nov 10
    Education activist, author, and professor Francisco Jiménez relates his experiences as an undocumented immigrant to the US as a child, and the transformative power of education at a Unitarian service on November 10. A prolific, multi-award-winning author born in San Pedro, Tlaquepaque, México, Jiménez will describe his family’s life as migrant farmworkers ...
    Living and Writing a Migrant’s Life.

    Assemblage Artist in Casa Europa Exhibit Doesn’t Shy Away from Challenging Issues Oct 10 - Nov 10
    It can delight the senses. It can fill us with wonder. Art can also be opinionated and so persuasive that it wakes us up and forces us to think about how we see and experience the world. I recently had the opportunity to view the renowned Chinese artist Ai Weiwei’s Restore Memories [...]
    Assemblage Artist in Casa Europa Exhibit Doesn’t Shy Away from Challenging Issues.
    Casa Europa Exhibit Encourages Viewers to Engage with the Sociopolitical.

    Remembrance Day at St Paul's Nov 11
    For the sixth year in a row at St Paul’s Church, on Calzada del Cardo #6, there will be a service to commemorate Remembrance Day with a Memorial Service ...
    10:30 am.
    Remembrance Day at St Paul's Nov 11.

    Low-Cost Solutions for a San Miguel Running Short on Water Nov 12
    Today, one billion people have no easy access to water and a quarter of the global population faces extreme water stress conditions, according to a 2019 study by the World Resources Institute. Here in San Miguel de Allende, agriculture is responsible for using more than 92 percent of available water—what can citizens ...
    Speaker to Discuss Low-Cost Solutions for a San Miguel Running Short on Water.

    Anderson and Jones Joint Art Exhibit Nov 14
    Symbolism is one aspect that joins the disparate works of Ri Anderson and Bryan Jones, two artists who will be opening a joint exhibit of their latest works at an art space on calle Hernández Macías. In many ways, the two artists’ work couldn’t be more different: Anderson’s medium is photography, while ...
    Iconic Symbols and the Bewitchment of Childhood Infuse Artists’ Joint Exhibit.

    One-Woman Joan of Arc Play Has a Thirtieth Anniversary Revival at the San Miguel Playhouse Nov 21-Dec 21
    “Once in every four or five hundred years, a person comes from out of nowhere and changes the world. Joan of Arc was such a person.” So says John Morrow, whose play, Joan of Arc: A Vision Through Fire, opened in Los Angeles in 1989 and is about to have its thirtieth-anniversary ...
    One-Woman Joan of Arc Play Has a Thirtieth Anniversary Revival at the San Miguel Playhouse.

    The 4th Organ Festival is held in San Miguel Oct 27-Dec 18
    From October 27 to December 18, the 4th Organ Festival will be held in San Miguel de Allende. This edition is dedicated to RP Socorro Govea, priest of the Temple of the Oratory and great organist, most events are free.

    The Festival was born in 2016, it is a 100% Sanmiguelense independent court event. The initiators are the Organist Masters, Josue Martinez and Ramiro Granados. In this edition Master Miguel Angel Espinosa is incorporated together with Master Ricardo Castro
    The 4th Organ Festival is held in San Miguel (sp).

    Art Exhibition of the Work of Rafael Coronel ...to Mid Dec
    For three months in San Miguel de Allende the work of Rafael Coronel will be exhibited.

    Lourdes Sosa, the director of the gallery of the same name and in charge of the work, said there are 29 works that will be exhibited in the halls of the Tourist Council / Office of Tourism across from the Parroquia. Enter the exhibition through the Office of Tourism.

    He said that there are unpublished works, which he did at the end of his life in this May of 2019, so a group of oil works, drawings, bronzes from the ages of 70, 80, 90 and more are presented.
    Art Exhibition of the Work of Rafael Coronel Inaugurated (sp).

    TOSMA Organic Market Nov 16
    The TOSMA market is located outside at Mercado Sano. Every Saturday 9 am - 4 pm.
    TOSMA Organic Market.

    Chess at Cafe Arab'ella Saturday Nov 16
    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.

    ROB DUNN: Unseen Life: In Us, On Us, and All Around Us Nov 20
    Microbes get a bad rap. Sure, some of them cause diseases, and for millennia before antibiotics, had been the scourge of humanity. But most that we encounter in our daily lives are benign, or even beneficial to our health. Recent advances have enabled us to detect the genetic signatures of this unseen underworld, revealing microbial life that is far more diverse, abundant—and stranger—than previously imagined.

    La Casona Convention Center, 5pm
    ROB DUNN: Unseen Life: In Us, On Us, and All Around Us.

    La Pulga Flea Market Nov 24
    Sunday Oct 27, 11 am - 3 pm, Salón Los Pinos, Salida a Querétaro #145.
    Since 2011. Free admission.
    La Pulga Flea Market San Miguel.

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

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    Scheduled Road Work and Closures
    If you know of updates, corrections or additions to this list please let us know.

    ~~~~~~~~~~

    #Todos_Juntos we improve our #SanMigueldeAllende with works for the benefit of all. Schedule your transfer times and consider alternate routes.
    ~~~~~~~~~~

    We continue with the work of replacing the drinking water line in Ancha de San Antonio street, in order to ensure the supply of drinking water in our homes. PLEASE DRIVE WITH CAUTION AND CONSIDER ALTERNATE ROADS.

    IMPORTANT NOTICE Monday, October 7 to November 25.

    CLOSURE OF STREETS:
    Street: Zacateros, section: Hernández Macías to Orizaba.

    Rehabilitation work in the drinking water network and tap replacement.

    PLEASE PROGRAM YOUR TRANSIT TIMES AND CONSIDER ALTERNATE ROADS.
    bg69jw4tpl2nkzv1.png

    ~~~~~~~~~~

    The Arcade of Guadalupe Avenue, the goodbye to the trees and the 'cooperacha' that the tenants ask for
    Derived from the application of the “Maintenance and conservation of streets” program that runs the infrastructure and public works management, Guadalupe Avenue will have partial closure of streets from September 21.
    655ox0a1jdhtjjbg.png

    Problems finding the new urban and suburban route in the San Juan De Dios area? Check this out:
    Did you return to work Monday and realize that in the area of San Juan De Dios there are a lot of closed streets and others with opposite directions? Well, the rehabilitation work started on Guadalupe Avenue, so ...
    Problems finding the new urban and suburban route in the San Juan De Dios area? Check this out: (sp).

    As part of the dignification of this area, this Saturday, September 21 will begin the rehabilitation work of the stamped concrete pavement on Guadalupe Avenue, from the section that goes from the Station Road to the Avenue Independence.

    For this reason, there will be total closure of the section that goes from Calzada de la Estación to San Rafael street and the section of Antonio Villanueva to Insurgentes, during the first stage of this action.
    Rehabilitation Work In Avenida Guadalupe Begins (sp).

    ~~~~~~~~~~

    Traffic Light Project
    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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  • Brief News and Views Nov 9, 2019

    Nov 9, 2019:
    • Increase of 3.5% for services, charge for parking meters and a new tax,
    • Mauricio Mercadillo commits suicide in municipal separations,
    • MORENA regrets the death of Mauricio Mercadillo and demands to clarify the case,
    • More than 52 thousand people will travel to the sanctuary of San Martín de Terreros,
    • Anderson and Jones Joint Art Exhibit,
    • Hundreds in San Miguel Enjoy a Free Meal on World Food Day,
    • Living and Writing a Migrant’s Life,
    • Speaker to Discuss Low-Cost Solutions for a San Miguel Running Short on Water,
    • The release of Ovidio Guzmán and retreat of security forces elucidate Mexico’s need for a coherent strategy to fight violence.

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    Increase of 3.5% for services, charge for parking on public roads and a new tax for tourists staying
    New taxes and a general increase of 3.5% for services and permits, such as the Revenue Law approved by a majority by the Cabildo de #SanMigueldeAllende.
    As we have already informed you, last Wednesday the members of the Cabildo de San Miguel de Allende voted for the new Income Law for 2020, that is, they sent to the State Congress the proposal of tax increases and the creation of 2 New taxes...
    (GW: Includes 2% tax on lodgings through platforms like Airbnb, $10,500 peso annual fee for farms that host tourists, fee for dividing land into lots, raises other fees and sets the fee for parking meters.)
    Increase of 3.5% for services, charge for parking on public roads and a new tax for tourists staying (sp).

    Man commits suicide in municipal separations
    Family of Traffic Director of #SanMigueldeAllende He takes his life in police separations. Use your shirt to suffocate. His fellow detainees notified managers that he had hung up .
    A man was located lifeless inside the municipal separations, he was hanging from the bars with his own shirt. The deceased entered the railing for a report of attacks made by his relatives.
    A man who hours before was arrested by elements of the Preventive Police for allegedly physically assaulting his mother and brother, took his own life in the municipal separations.

    Mauricio's death was reported at 05:55 hours, when they notified the Separos area that a detainee was suspended in the air held by his own shirt in the bars of the cell.
    Man commits suicide in municipal separations (sp).
    See also: Family of Traffic Director took his own life in the separate San Miguel de Allende Police (sp).

    MORENA regrets the death of Mauricio Mercadillo and demands to clarify the case
    He sent his condolences to the family of Mauricio Castro Mercadillo and demanded that the authorities clarify his death, in addition they emphasized they will not allow his name to be stained.
    Through a statement published on social networks, Morena Guanajuato sent his condolences to the family of Mauricio Castro Mercadillo and demanded that the authorities clarify his death, also emphasized they will not allow his name to be stained.
    MORENA regrets the death of Mauricio Mercadillo and demands to clarify the case (sp).
    Deputy @Neto_Prieto comes to #SanMigueldeAllende to find out what happened to the suicide of one of his collaborators within the Police separations; points out that there was omission.
    See also: Deputy Ernesto Prieto notes omission of surveillance in Separos after the death of his partner Mauricio Castro Mercadillo (sp).

    More than 52 thousand people will travel to the sanctuary of San Martín de Terreros
    #BuenViernes All this weekend will be San Miguel de Allende, he was forced from thousands of riders and processions that are heading to San Martín de Terreros, he asked for a lot of vehicle caution.
    There will be more than 52 thousand people on foot and on horseback who will pass through San Miguel de Allende, heading to the San Martín de Terreros sanctuary for their 2019 holiday, one of the most great is the "Cavalry of the Shoal"

    Tomorrow Friday November 8, San Miguel de Allende, will be the passage of 15 thousand horse riders, heading to San Martín de Terreros, and they will spend the night in the Cieneguita, from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. the horses will be seen through the downtown area and roads, the processions will continue on Saturday November 9 with the passage of 16 thousand horsemen and 21 thousand people on foot of the Cavalry of Bajío.
    More than 52 thousand people will travel to the sanctuary of San Martín de Terreros (sp).

    Anderson and Jones Joint Art Exhibit Nov 14
    Symbolism is one aspect that joins the disparate works of Ri Anderson and Bryan Jones, two artists who will be opening a joint exhibit of their latest works at an art space on calle Hernández Macías. In many ways, the two artists’ work couldn’t be more different: Anderson’s medium is photography, while ...
    Iconic Symbols and the Bewitchment of Childhood Infuse Artists’ Joint Exhibit.

    Hundreds in San Miguel Enjoy a Free Meal on World Food Day
    To celebrate World Food Day, the Food Bank of San Miguel de Allende (BASMA) invited more than 500 Sanmiguelenses to a free community meal. During the celebration, which took place in the municipal parking lot on calle Cardo, people of all ages enjoyed dishes like picadillo, beef steak, and white rice, accompanied ...
    Hundreds in San Miguel Enjoy a Free Meal on World Food Day.

    Living and Writing a Migrant’s Life
    Education activist, author, and professor Francisco Jiménez relates his experiences as an undocumented immigrant to the US as a child, and the transformative power of education at a Unitarian service on November 10. A prolific, multi-award-winning author born in San Pedro, Tlaquepaque, México, Jiménez will describe his family’s life as migrant farmworkers ...
    Living and Writing a Migrant’s Life.

    Speaker to Discuss Low-Cost Solutions for a San Miguel Running Short on Water
    Today, one billion people have no easy access to water and a quarter of the global population faces extreme water stress conditions, according to a 2019 study by the World Resources Institute. Here in San Miguel de Allende, agriculture is responsible for using more than 92 percent of available water—what can citizens ...
    Speaker to Discuss Low-Cost Solutions for a San Miguel Running Short on Water.

    The release of Ovidio Guzmán and retreat of security forces elucidate Mexico’s need for a coherent strategy to fight violence
    On October 17th, heavy fighting erupted in the Mexican city of Culiacán, Sinaloa after security forces detained Ovidio Guzmán López, the son of the jailed drug lord Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán. According to El País, authorities initially reported that they found Guzmán during a routine search and arrested him due to the significant role he has played in his father’s illicit activities. However, as noted by the Los Angeles Times, the story evolved rapidly. Mexican officials later acknowledged that the operation had been planned, but suggested that it was physically carried out by rogue security forces without proper authorization. In either case, authorities lacked a search warrant upon entering Guzmán’s property, calling the legality of the mission into question from the beginning. Following this blunder, the cartel launched a large attack in retaliation. As videos and pictures of dead bodies and families scrambling for shelter surfaced and subsequently flooded the media, the public watched as the death toll gradually rose in the days following the violence. Univision later confirmed on October 21st that at least 13 people were killed and dozens more were injured.
    The release of Ovidio Guzmán and retreat of security forces elucidate Mexico’s need for a coherent strategy to fight violence.

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