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City Living - February 18, 2017

El Clasico: Chivas vs. America

Bars will be packed the evening of Saturday, February 18 as local soccer favorites Chivas take on their huge Mexico City rivals America in the game referred to as El Clasico. After six games of the season, Chivas are in fourth place in the 18-team table.  Kick off at Chivas’s Omnilife Stadium is 9 p.m.  

Medieval festival at Lienzo Charro


After ten years successfully thrilling audiences in Mexico City, the first medieval festival is coming to town.  The Festival y Torneo Medieval en Guadalajara takes place Sunday, February 19, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Lienzo Charro Ignacio Zermeño.

As well as a tournament and demonstrations of medieval warfare, there will be music, dance and theater to enjoy. Festival goers can get hands-on experience of sword fighting and archery, and sample medieval cuisine, including roasted turkey and jabali.  Also on the bill are falconry, jugglers, bagpipers, Vikings and a “fantasy” area. 

Cost of entry is 150 pesos for adults and 100 pesos for children.

 The Lienzo Charro Ignacio Zermeño is at Manuel Cambre 1963 in Colonia Chapultepec Country, one block from the glorieta at Avenida de los Maestros and Andres Teran. 

Coffee, gourmet food at Expo GDL

Expo Café & Gourmet Guadalajara, scheduled Thursday, February 23 through Sunday, February 25 at Expo Guadalajara, brings dozens of players in the coffee and specialized food sectors together under one roof.   Last year’s edition attracted 120 exhibitors and 12,000 visitors.

An important space that allows providers and local businesses to seal deals, the show is also of great interest to the general public, say organizers, with  new tendencies and products showcased. A wide range of coffee-related (and tea) exhibitors will be on hand to promote their products and services. Meanwhile, food and drink producers will feature wines, beer, liquors, fish, seafood, meat, patés, cheeses, dressings, sauces, dips, condiments, jams, jellies, breads, biscuits, organics and much more.

Sunday fun for kids at Palcco 

The Palacio de la Cultura y la Communication (Palcco) in Zapopan is putting on special activities for kids each Sunday morning.  PalccoFest is open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and utilizes most areas of this modern cultural complex. 

Visitors can expect to find a range of theatrical, dance, musical and sporting/games activities, many of them allowing for interactivity.  Children will also be able to make their own video recordings in Palcco’s museum, a space that is dedicated to the radio and television industry in Mexico.  

The cost is 120 pesos for adults and 80 pesos for children.  Palcco is at Avenida Central Guillermo Gonzalez Camarena 375, Zapopan.

Professionals attending the show will include banqueters, representatives from specialist stores, chefs, gastronomy schools, gift store owners and importers and exporters, among others.  Some of Mexico’s leading baristas will face off in fierce competition.

The expo is open to the public at a cost of 80 pesos each day, or 150 pesos for a three-day ticket. Open 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily. Expo Guadalajara is at Avenida Mariano Otero and Las Rosas.  Plenty of parking.  For more information, see tradex.mx/CyGGuadalajara.


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