“MEX I AM” Free Mexican Cultural Festival
“MEX I AM” is the first festival of its kind in the Bay Area, showcasing the best performing arts, culture, and ideas from Mexico.
This multi-disciplinary festival will feature some of the best Mexican performers from various genres and traditions, as well as presentations from some of the most influential Mexicans in their fields of expertise around the world.
MEX I AM 2015 | Mexican Cultural Festival
July 19 – 26, 2015
All over San Francisco
Most events FREE with RSVP
WINE: Mexican Vineyards Wine Tastings
July 19th to 26th, 10am to 5pm | Napa Valley | Info
The Mexican-American Vintners of Napa Valley will be offering free wine tasting throughout the MEX I AM festival in addition to 15% off purchases. Wineries include Encanto, Justicia Wines, Maldonado, Ceja Vineyards, Mi Sueño Winery, Mario Bazán and Honrama Cellars
ART: Sculpture from The Mexican Museum
Sun., July 19th at 12:30pm | Jessie Square Plaza | FREE with RSVP
See an exhibition of Mexican Sculptures curated from The Mexican Museum Collection
FILM: MEX I AM Film Night
Sun., July 19th at 5pm | Brava Theater | FREE with RSVP
Buen día, Ramón tells the story of Ramón (Kristyan Ferrer, 18), a young man from a small northern Mexican town who has tried, unsuccessfully, to cross the US border five times.
FOOD: Mexican Food Bus Tour of SF
Mon., July 20th at 4:30pm & 8:30pm | 532 Folsom St. | FREE with RSVP
Visit the best Mexican restaurants of San Francisco on a bus tour sponsored by the Mexican Consulate. Each restaurant will offer a complimentary drink and appetizer, representing a State of Mexico including Colibri (Yucatan), South (Veracruz), La Urbana (Oaxaca), Nopalito (Puebla) and Lolo (Jalisco).
ART: Award-Winning Mexican Cartoons
Mon., July 20th at 5:30pm | 532 Folsom St. | FREE with RSVP
Luis Carreño is a Mexican Cartoonist who studied drawing at the Academy of Art in Paris, France. He is well known around the world because he has received on several occasions the National Journalism Prize for caricature. Luis will present an exhibition in San Francisco to show some of his most relevant cartoon art works.
ART: “Syncopated Dialogues” by Jazzamoart
Mon, July 20th at 5:30pm | 532 Folsom St. | FREE with RSVP
An exhibition consisting of a body of 20 oil paintings on canvas, small and medium format, through an expressionist figurative language, full of gestural and color, it has a conversion of emotion and sounds, strokes and textures.
ART: Silence in Surrealism
Tue., July 21st at 5:30pm | 161 Jessie St. | FREE with RSVP
“Science in surrealism” marks the first exhibition devoted to surrealist artists interested in the investigation of the scientific progress of the first half of the twentieth century, especially those related to quantum physics and the theory of relativity. The exhibition includes paintings and drawings and seminal drawings that show the ways in which these artists responded to the scientific writing and the thinking of their time.
TECH: Speakers of ¡IDEAS! Festival
Wed., July 22nd at 10:00am | Palace of Fine Arts | FREE with RSVP
Like an awesome Mexican-themed TED event, Speakers of ¡IDEAS! will deliver a talk on a topic of their expertise ranging from neuroscience, cuisine, film-making, physics, music and more. The presentations are short, to the point and easy to understand. No technical knowledge on any field is required (so no two hour mathematical conferences here). The speakers are all Mexican, and the talks will be all in English (with a sexy accent, of course).
GALA: Mexican Ballet & Opera
Wed., July 22nd at 7:30pm | Palace of Fine Arts | FREE with RSVP
In this gala evening we will be presenting Isaac Hernández, principal dancer of The Royal Ballet of London and his brother Esteban Hernández, promising young star of national and international ballet, who is part of the San Francisco Ballet. The evening presentation will showcase, as well, one of the recipients of the Plácido Domingo’s scholarship, Mexico’s most prominent young artist award, Mario Rojas who will delight us with his voice with an opera presentation.
ART: Our Silences by Rivelino
Thu., July 23nd at 6pm | Ferry Building Marketplace | FREE with RSVP
Nuestros Silencios is ten monumental bronze busts with covered mouths and the so called tactile box for the blind, are a project designed to travel around the world.