Last updateFri, 31 Jul 2020 1pm

Climbing Mexico’s highest peak

At 3 p.m. October 19, Roberto David Barrios Alamillo and his wife Rut Castro Medina arrived to get a few hours sleep at a shelter that, at 4,300 meters (14,107 feet) altitude, is the staging ground for those hardy souls preparing to climb the northwest slope of Pico de Orizaba, which towers at 5,636 meters.

Hypnotic abstract art on show in Pinar de la Venta

The Center for Non-Figurative Art (CIANF), an abstract art gallery and school located eight kilometers west of Guadalajara in Pinar de la Venta, recently opened “Abstract/Fusión,” an exhibit showcasing the work of four artists from Jalisco and four from Oaxaca.

Sunday afternoon at Guachimontones: Two harp concerts on the same day!

Visitors to the Phil Weigand Guachimontones Interactive Museum got a special treat last Sunday. Beside an altar created for the Day of the Dead, they found four large harps set up, and, at noon, they were able to enjoy a concert by harpist Santiago Di Morales and five of his students from the Suzuki Centro de Artes in Guadalajara.