After Ups and Downs, Mama Mia Prepares for an Upswing

After Ups and Downs, Mama Mia Prepares for an Upswing

In a historical building, with a current staff of 150, Mama Mia restaurant is preparing to reopen, and hopes for success once again. The restaurant’s history started with Adriano’s, a small restaurant located in the Posada La Fuente hotel. The patio was filthy, and some of the hotel’s clients, unable to pay their bills and perhaps harboring stolen goods, would flee through a window on Calle Jesús. The hotel was awful and the restaurant was a failure.

How to Use Your Face Mask Correctly

How to Use Your Face Mask Correctly

On April 30 the City Council of San Miguel de Allende voted to make an official decree that the use of face masks, intended to help to stop the spread of COVID-19, is obligatory in all public spaces, on public transportation, in the streets, at businesses, and in government buildings. These are the steps recommended by the health authorities for...

Jóvenes Adelante Minicongress 1.0 Opens 2020 Application Period

Jóvenes Adelante Minicongress 1.0 Opens 2020 Application Period

By Don Krim On January 18, 2020, more than 80 aspiring new applicants for the class of 2020 arrived bright and early for their first, in-person experience with Jóvenes Adelante (JA). Some came with their parents and spent 30 minutes at our coffee open house with a mix of current students, graduates, and mentors. After a 90-minute orientation to JA...

San Miguel de Allende 2020 Food in Film Festival

San Miguel de Allende 2020 Food in Film Festival

Film 2020 Food in Film FestivalSix movies and three lecturesFri–Sun, Feb 21–23Bellas ArtesHernandez Macías 75Tickets 300 pesos per movie50 pesos per lecture1600 pesos for three-day universal passBoleto City, Mercado SanoE-tickets: boletocity.com By Lauren Sevrin Get in on the ground floor to support and welcome Chef Daniel Nates who won the coveted Food and Wine Magazine Award for 2019 Best New...

Los viernes son para compartir

Los viernes son para compartir

Por Jesús Aguado Febrero es también la época de compartir lo que somos, lo que sentimos, lo que sabemos; un programa de mujeres ayudando a mujeres inicia este día, y se llevará a cabo cada viernes. Viernes de Compartir, es un programa del Instituto Municipal de Atención a la Mujer—encabezado por Cinthya Sifuentes. Con este programa, cada una de las...

Traffic Lights in Flux

Traffic Lights in Flux

By Jesús Aguado After the new traffic lights were installed in San Miguel de Allende doubts increased about their efficiency and operation, according to authorities who we questioned. Samuel Mercadillo, the Comisario de Tránsito y Movilidad (Commissioner of Transit and Mobility), said he did not know who decided to put them in. Mercadillo is responsible for traffic safety in the...

The World Is Waiting for 100 Young Men and Women

The World Is Waiting for 100 Young Men and Women

By Jesús Aguado The Institute for San Miguel Youth published an open call to send 100 Sanmiguelenses to 100 countries on six continents. They will learn about culture, get involved in community activities, and promote Mexican culture. The secretary of the institute of Jóvenes de Clase Mundial (World Class Youth), Ricardo Trujillo, made the announcement last week. He said that...

Let UUFSMA’s World Class Music Enliven Your Soul

Let UUFSMA’s World Class Music Enliven Your Soul

While current events mitigate against the usual plethora of musical options in San Miguel’s arts scene, there is still one place we can hear SMA’s diverse, outstanding music every week, and it is music for the soul. Our Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of San Miguel de Allende curates and orchestrates performances featuring musicians from all over and from all times, free for anyone

How Mercado Sano is Coping with COVID

How Mercado Sano is Coping with COVID

The market had shut its doors early last year as the seriousness of the pandemic became known, and had gradually reopened, amid rumors that the administration was having difficulty enforcing the use of face coverings, which the Centers for Disease Control has been recommending since last spring for all public gatherings.