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From Mexican electronica to the joy of clowns and puppetry, this festival celebrates modern Mexico. Over three days we showcase the vibrancy, warmth and humour of the Mexican people. Generously supported by Consulate General of Mexico in Toronto.

 

Part of Hot Spot Summer 2011, a series of festivals and cultural events that run from Victoria Day weekend through to Thanksgiving!

Events will be added to this schedule as they are confirmed.

Day of the Dead Sculptures of the Linares Family

5:00pm –11:00pm

The most famous papier-mâché works in Mexico are the work of the renowned Linares family of artists. Come see their revered creations!

Visual Arts

Family

SoundClash Shortlisted Artist: Kids & Explosions

7:00pm – 7:30pm

A critically acclaimed sample-based mash-up project by Josh Raskin. His short film, I Met The Walrus, was nominated for an Oscar in 2008.

Music

Sugar Heat

7:30pm – 8:30pm

With a repertoire that includes the hot grooves of the Latin Top 40, Sugar Heat delivers a high-energy performance that will have you dancing from start to finish!

Music

Celso Piña

8:30pm –10:30pm

Celso Piña, also known as "The Accordion Rebel," has risen to be one of the most notable figures in cumbia music, and one of the best musicians from Mexico and Latin America!

Music

Lucha Libre Film Fest featuring El Santo and Blue Demon

9:00pm

Two nights of films featuring the greatest Lucha Libre (Mexican Free Wresting) artists of all time: El Santo and Blue Demon!

Film

Day of the Dead Sculptures of the Linares Family

12:00pm –11:00pm

The most famous papier-mâché works in Mexico are the work of the renowned Linares family of artists. Come see their revered creations!

Visual Arts

Family

Ballet Folklorico Puro Mexico

1:00pm – 1:30pm

Immerse yourself in Mexican culture through folkloric dance!

Dance

Mexican Kids Crafts

1:30pm – 7:00pm

The Mexican Social & Cultural Foundation teach children how to make a variety of Mexican family crafts.

Craft & Design

Family

The Escuela de Gastronomía Mexicana with Chefs Edmundo Escamilla and Yuri de Gortari

2:00pm – 3:00pm

Going beyond the clichés of tacos and burritos, chefs Edmundo Escamilla and Yuri de Gortari introduce and teach you the authentic tastes of Mexico.

Food

Clowntime in Mexico

2:00pm

Join Double Double Mime & Clown’s artistic director Oscar Ortiz for an afternoon of clowning around!

Family

Theatre

Tastes of Mexico: Chef Francisco Alejandri

3:00pm – 4:00pm

Chef Francisco Alejandri teaches you how to make Tinga Mini Tostadas (chicken) with lime and Chia Agua Fresca.

Food

Marionetas de la Esquina

3:00pm – 4:00pm

One of Mexico’s leading puppet companies bring joy and imagination to the young and young at heart.

Family

Theatre

Mexico Today

3:00pm – 4:00pm

Go behind the headlines and tourist brochures to discover the complexity of modern Mexico during this enriching lecture.

Lectures

The Escuela de Gastronomía Mexicana with Chefs Edmundo Escamilla and Yuri de Gortari

4:00pm – 5:00pm

Going beyond the clichés of tacos and burritos, chefs Edmundo Escamilla and Yuri de Gortari introduce and teach you the authentic tastes of Mexico.

Food

Clowntime in Mexico

4:00pm

Join Double Double Mime & Clown’s artistic director Oscar Ortiz for an afternoon of clowning around!

Family

Theatre

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