What’s happening in Mexico City? September 14-26, 2018

Here are four things you can do in Mexico City from September 14 to 26, 2018 — a little art, culture, music, and a lot of fun!

17 Sep 2018

1/ Celebrate “El Grito”

To celebrate El Grito de Dolores on September 15, the famous date marking the start of the Mexico War of Independence, make reservations at your favorite rooftop where you can drink and watch the fireworks in honor of the patria. If you need a push in the right direction, we recommend you to get dressed up in your favorite combination of red, white, and green, and head to Toledo Rooftop where the festivities will begin at 2pm. Music by Métrika.

If you rather have a more traditional September 15 in CDMX, go to the public esplanade in the Benito Juárez delegation to listen to (free!) cumbia music by Los Ángeles Azules, fill up on street food, and watch the fireworks light up the sky. Music starts at 7pm.

Toledo Rooftop
Toledo 39, col. Juárez 

6th floor 
T. 55 3251 3039

2/ Aire: MUAC exhibit on contamination

In a small room of the UNAM’s contemporary art museum, MUAC, you can find the sound installation, Aire, by the collectivity, Interspecies. The purpose of the installation is to allow the visitors to hear Mexico City’s pollution. That’s right, hear it. Using synthesizers, a different resonance is given to each component of the pollution depending on its flow in the environment. It is inspired by the complexity and the variation of contaminants in Mexico City. Don’t miss this unique exhibit that will leave you shocked by the pollution that surrounds us everyday. Ends October 12th.

Espacio de Experimentación Sonora (EES)
MUAC, Insurgentes 3000, Ciudad Universitario
T. 5622 6972


3/ Festival: Born in Mexico

Born in Mexico is an electronic music platform that works to promote Mexico’s musical talent within the genre. This September, Born in Mexico has organized #BIMWKND, a circuit of more than 34 events featuring over 17 Mexican musicians in 17 cities across Mexico. Two of their next events will take place in Mexico City on Friday, September 21, at Foro Normandie featuring Betoko and Balcazar, and at Terraza Regina featuring Paulor.

Tickets for Betoko and Balcazar at Foro Normandie: https://bimwknd18-betoko-balcazar.boletia.com 
#BIMWKND calendar: http://borninmexico.tv/artistas/calendario/

4/ Last days of Leonora Carrington @ Museo de Arte Moderno

Until Sunday, September 23, you still have the opportunity to appreciate approximately 150 pieces from different Leonora Carrington collections from the United States, Mexico, and Europe. The exhibit, entitled “Leonora Carrington. Cuentos Mágicos (Magic Stories)”, pays tribute to the artist’s sixty-year career as a painter, writer, and reader. Become engulfed by Carrington’s surrealist world as you discover her life-long influences as well as her works of art taking an impressive amount of forms.

Museo de Arte Moderno
Paseo de la Reforma & Gandhi s/n
Bosque de Chapultepec, I Sección
Open Tuesday to Sunday, from 10:15am to 5:30pm
Entrance fee: 65 pesos