November is an exciting month in Oaxaca as we celebrate local and international music, literature, art and film with the NOVO festival. During the month-long celebration you can expect to see exhibitions, concerts, markets, book presentations, films, conferences and more at venues all around the city.
We’ll be featuring selected events on our calendar or for a full program you can check the individual event websites.
35 Feria Internacional del Libro de Oaxaca
24 October – 1 November
The Oaxacan International Book Fair is a huge event that in itself will feature around 300 activities. This year’s theme is Freedom of Expression. There will be book presentations, conferences, talks, concerts, art, theatre, and a range of workshops for both adults and children. All events are free.
11 – 22 November
‘Fantasieren: ghosts of the past, echoes of the future’ is the theme for this year’s festival. Held over 14 venues the program includes 23 concerts, two conferences, three world premieres, and a photographic and sound installation. Special guests include Canada’s Nouvel Ensemble Moderne, pianists Cecilia Winter (USA) and Pierre-Arnaud Le Guérinel (France), the Cuarteto Latinoamericano and Mexican guitarists Jaime Márquez, Pablo Garibay, Carlos Martínez Larrauri, Oman Kaminsky and Iván Trinidad Sánchez. All events are free.
3 – 10 November
OaxacaCine will be celebrating it’s fourth anniversary with a series of seven projections in the Teatro Macedonio Alcalá. We’ll be posting the program shortly. General entry is $30 or $20 concession.
21 Festival de Eduardo Mata
20 – 29 November
This year’s festival is themed ‘Music and Musicians of Oaxaca’ and will feature the premiere of more than 15 works by Oaxacan composers. The New Oaxacan Symphonic Orchestra and the State Music Band will be participating along with three new ensembles. All events are free.