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What’s On in Mexico City in March

Picture of Lauren Cocking
Northern England Writer
Updated: 20 February 2017
Spring is right around the corner and there are still plenty of fabulous concerts, exhibitions and events to check out in Mexico City this March.

WEDNESDAY MARCH 1ST – SUNDAY MARCH 5TH

Metallica | © Phil King/Flickr / Huichol | © Dennis Hill/Flickr / Warhol | © Ian Burt/Flickr / Femicide | © Lauren Cocking
Metallica | © Phil King/Flickr / Huichol | © Dennis Hill/Flickr / Warhol | © Ian Burt/Flickr / Femicide | © Lauren Cocking

CULTURE | Feminicidio en México: ¡Ya Basta! is this month’s must-see exhibition

📅 All March – May 2017

The already excellent Museo Memoria y Tolerancia in Mexico City saw the arrival of a new temporary exhibition in January, and it remains a must-see and moving experience well into March. Paying homage to the horrific crime known as feminicidio, it makes for an educational visit.

Tickets: MXN$30

📍 Museo Memoria y Tolerancia, Av. Juárez 8, Cuauhtémoc, Centro, Ciudad de México, México +52 55 5130 5555

ART | Barbie and Friends are in town at the MUJAM

📅 All March

If you loved Barbie as a child, then the newest MUJAM exhibit could be of great interest. This extensive collection of some of the most iconic Barbie models of all time – as well as the famous Mexican equivalent Lili Ledy and her little sister Tutti – will run throughout the entire month; an ideal option for those looking for a nostalgic romp with a childhood icon.

Tickets: MXN$50-75

📍 MUJAM, Calle Dr. Olvera 15, Cuauhtémoc, Doctores, Ciudad de México, México +52 55 5588 2100

CULTURE | Check out Huichol culture at the Anthropology Museum

📅 All March

If you want something a little more Mexican in flavour, then head instead to the Anthropology Museum this month for an insight into Huichol culture. Caminos de luz: universos huicholes presents a number of colourful Huichol artworks, beaded or otherwise and will be running all month, so you’ve got plenty of time to stop by.

Tickets: MXN$65

📍 Museo Nacional de Antropología, Av Paseo de la Reforma & Calzada Gandhi S/N, Chapultepec Polanco, Miguel Hidalgo, Ciudad de México, México, +52 55 4040 5300

CINEMA | Head down to the Cineteca’s Stanley Kubrick exhibition

📅 All March – Sunday, April 30

The much anticipated Stanley Kubrick exhibition remains at the Cineteca Nacional throughout March and will run right through to April. Iconic costumes from Clockwork Orange will be on display, and there’ll be projections of some of his classic films too. This is your best chance to see many of these privately-owned Kubrick mementos in one place.

Tickets: MXN$65

📍 Cineteca Nacional, Avenida México Coyoacán 389, Colonia Xoco, Ciudad de México, México +52 55 4155 1201

ART | See some of Warhol’s best work this month

📅 All March – Sunday, April 30

Everyone is familiar with Andy Warhol’s work in one way or another, but this exhibition could be the perfect chance to become a little more au fait with some of his most well-known pieces, including the iconic Marilyn Monroe silk-screens. Alongside Warhol, San Ildefonso will also be exhibiting some other pop art pieces too.

Tickets: MXN$25, free entry on Tuesdays

📍 Antiguo Colegio de San Ildefonso, Justo Sierra 16, Centro Histórico, Centro, Ciudad de México, México +52 55 3602 0035

ART | Learn more about the technology we interact with daily

📅 Wednesday, March 29 – Thursday, March 9

If you’re interested in learning more about so called ‘Big Data’, then the Centro de Cultura Digital is the place to be this March. Their well-curated and fascinating exhibition will show you a new side to the technology we use on a daily basis, with sections dedicated to the cloud and the internet, amongst other things.

Tickets: Free

📍 Centro de Cultura Digital, Paseo de Reforma s/n Esquina Lieja, Cuauhtémoc, Juárez, Ciudad de México, México, +52 55 1000 2637

MUSIC | Metallica are Playing the Mexican Capital

📅 Wednesday, March 1 / Friday, March 3 / Sunday, March 5

Essential viewing for any heavy metal fan is this month’s Mexico City Metallica concert series, for which tickets are happily still available. They’ll be taking to the stage with some of their classic numbers like Enter Sandman and Fade To Black at Foro Sol, so be sure to grab your tickets while you still can.

Tickets: MXN$380-1680

📍 Foro Sol, Av. Viaducto Rio de la Piedad y Rio Churubusco S/N, Iztacalco, Granjas México, Ciudad de México, México, +52 55 5237 9999

CINEMA | Head to the lake for an open-air cinema experience

📅 Saturday, March 4

Mexico City’s favourite open air cinema experience is back, and hopefully won’t be ruined by the weather now we’re moving into spring. If you’re interested in the unique experience of watching a film from the comfort of a boat in the middle of a lake, then head to Chapultepec Park in good time to get a spot for Lanchacinema.

Tickets: Free

📍 Bosque de Chapultepec, Bosque de Chapultepec I Secc, Ciudad de México, México

CINEMA | Enjoy Some Cinema in the open air

📅 Saturday, March 4

If the idea of being in a boat makes you nauseous, then you can instead check out Bosquecinema, which is a similarly open air event that takes place on terra firma. March’s Bosquecinema will take place in the sprawling and scenic Tlalpan forest, and entry is free. This month’s film is Rango.

Tickets: Free

📍 Parque Nacional Bosque de Tlalpan, Camino a Santa Teresa S/N, Tlalpan, Parque del Pedregal, Ciudad de México, México, +52 55 5606 3980

SPORT | Run to the top floor of the Torre Latinoamericana

📅 Sunday, March 5

To get the heart racing and the blood pumping this month, you can take part in a rather unique event – a race to the top floor of the towering Torre Latinoamericana. For the small fee of MXN$350 you’ll get the chance to conquer the 720 stairs that connect the 42 floors of this Mexico City emblem.

Tickets: MXN$350

📍 Torre Latinoamericana, Eje Central Lázaro Cárdenas 2, Centro, Ciudad de México, México +52 55 5518 7423

MONDAY MARCH 6TH – SUNDAY MARCH 12TH

Lego Chewwie | © Fernando Bueno/Flickr / Mexico City | © Lui_piquee/Flickr / Mexico | © iivangm/Flickr / Museo Tamayo | © Diego L. Cuevas/Flickr
Lego Chewwie | © Fernando Bueno/Flickr / Mexico City | © Lui_piquee/Flickr / Mexico | © iivangm/Flickr / Museo Tamayo | © Diego L. Cuevas/Flickr

CULTURE | Get Cultured at the Festival de México

📅 Saturday, March 11 – Tuesday, March 28

If you fancy learning a little more about Mexico, then March is the ideal time to do so in Mexico City. For the middle two weeks of the month, the historic centre will play host to a number of spectacular events that celebrate the rich cultural tapestry of the country; from dance to theatre and everything in between.

Tickets: MXN$170-340

📍 Centro Histórico, Ciudad de México, Méxic

FESTIVAL | Festival Nrmal is back for another year

📅 Saturday, March 11 and Sunday, March 12

One of the capital’s most celebrated festivals will also be taking place on the second weekend in March. Festival Nrmal celebrates and showcases rising talent from across the world, so for anyone who loves to stay ahead of the curve and hear new music, there’s no better event to grab tickets to.

Tickets: MXN$999

📍 Deportivo EMP, Av. Constituyentes 851, Álvaro Obregón, Lomas Altas, Ciudad de México, México +52 55 5570 1073

CINEMA | The Film Cycle continues in Museo Tamayo

📅 Saturday, March 11

Museo Tamayo continues its free film cycle of films made by women through Match with a screening of 2014’s Edén, a US drama flick – although take note that this will be the last in the Rayo Verde series. The best part is that it’s completely free!

Tickets: Free

📍 Museo Tamayo, Paseo de la Reforma 51, Bosque de Chapultepec, Ciudad de México, México +52 55 4122 8200

CINEMA | Star Wars Collectors Expo

📅 Sunday, March 12

Mexico City will host a must-visit expo for those who consider themselves legit Star Wars fans this March. Taking place in the historic centre, this event will see some of the most avid Star Wars memorabilia collectors come together under one roof to sell unique, one-off products related to the franchise, as well as host chats with special guests.

Tickets: Free

📍 Eje Central 130, Segundo Piso, Cuauhtémoc, Centro, Ciudad de México, México

MONDAY MARCH 13TH – SUNDAY MARCH 19TH

Beer | © Steve Parker/Flickr / Natalia Lafourcade | © Feast of Music/Flickr / Vive Latino | © vladimix/Flickr / Cosplay | © Giorgio Montesino/Flickr
Beer | © Steve Parker/Flickr / Natalia Lafourcade | © Feast of Music/Flickr / Vive Latino | © vladimix/Flickr / Cosplay | © Giorgio Montesino/Flickr

FESTIVAL | Vive Latino is back in the capital

📅 Saturday, March 18 – Sunday, March 19

Along with Corona Capital, Vive Latino is one of Mexico City’s finest and most world-renowned music festivals. If you’re lucky, you can still grab tickets on the official website and check out the stellar line-up of acts when you’re in Mexico City this March. Expect to see names such as Mexican reggae classics Antidoping and Argentine Dread Mar I.

Tickets: MXN$802+ depending on the ticket type

📍 Foro Sol, Av. Viaducto Rio de la Piedad y Rio Churubusco S/N, Iztacalco, Granjas México, Ciudad de México, México, +52 55 5237 9999

CONVENTION | Get your geek on at La Mole Comicon

📅 Friday, March 17 – Sunday, March 19

If you’re more interested in comics than concerts, the same weekend as Vive Latino also sees the La Mole Comicon in Mexico City’s World Trade Center. For any fan of comic book culture looking for an excuse to bust out their cosplay costumes, then this 3-day event might be just the ticket.

Tickets: MXN$1174 (3-day pass)

📍 World Trade Center, Montecito 38, Nápoles, Benito Juárez, Ciudad de México, México +52 55 9000 6000

FOOD & DRINK | Head to Xochimilco for the Cervefest

📅 Friday, March 17 – Sunday, March 19

Beer lovers unite this month in Xochimilco (final location yet to be confirmed) for the Cervefest. There’ll be a range of artisanal Mexican beers sharing centre stage alongside more international brands and breweries – the Czech Republic is the honorary invitee this year. Either way it’s a great excuse for some daytime drinking in one of Mexico City’s best barrios mágicos.

Tickets: MXN$150 adults, MXN$75 children

📍 Xochimilco, Ciudad de México, México

MUSIC | Watch the excellent Natalia Lafourcade live

📅 Friday, March 17

For fans of Natalia Lafourcade, March is a great month as she’ll be putting on a number of concerts at the iconic Teatro Metropolitano in the historic centre of the capital. Known for her upbeat pop and signature sound, this indie singer should definitely be on your radar.

Tickets: MXN$250-2500

📍 Teatro Metropolitano, Avenida Independencia No. 90, Cuauhtémoc, Colonia Centro, Ciudad de México, México +52 55 5474 0197

MUSIC | The legendary Los Ángeles Azules are coming to Mexico City

📅 Saturday, March 18

If the sounds of Natalia aren’t up your street, then perhaps the perennially popular Los Ángeles Azules will be more to your taste. Known for songs such as Mis sentimientos, El Listón de tu pelo and, most famously, Como te voy a olvidar, don’t miss this chance to see them live.

Tickets: MXN$110-1420

📍 Auditorio Nacional, Av Paseo de la Reforma 50, Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla, Ciudad de México, México +52 55 9138 1350

MONDAY MARCH 20TH – SUNDAY MARCH 26TH

Sausage Dog | © Morning theft/Flickr / Wizard of Oz | © Insomnia Cured Here/Flickr / Good Witch| © Insomnia Cured Here/Flickr / Chapultepec park | © Jay Walt/Flickr
Sausage Dog | © Morning theft/Flickr / Wizard of Oz | © Insomnia Cured Here/Flickr / Good Witch| © Insomnia Cured Here/Flickr / Chapultepec park | © Jay Walt/Flickr

THEATRE | See the stage classic The Wizard Of Oz in Spanish

📅 Saturday, March 25

The Wizard of Oz has long been a stage and screen favourite and it’s easy to see the enduring appeal of this family-friendly tale. If you’re travelling with kids this March in Mexico City, then you might fancy stopping by the Teatro Tepeyac for a stage adaptation (in Spanish, of course) of the Mago de Oz.

Tickets: MXN$275

📍 Teatro Tepeyac, Calzada de Guadalupe 497, Gustavo A. Madero, Col. Estrella, Ciudad de México, México +52 55 5517 6560

DOGS | Attend a Sausage Dog meetup in Chapultepec

📅 Sunday, March 26

If you can’t get enough of dogs, make your way to the Bosque de Chapultepec on the final sunny Sunday of March, as there’ll be a sausage dog meetup taking place. These adorable Daschunds will be there to celebrate the Day of the Sausage Dog and rumour has it there’ll even be a race. Unmissable.

Tickets: Free

📍 Bosque de Chapultepec, Bosque de Chapultepec I Secc, Ciudad de México, México

MONDAY MARCH 27TH – FRIDAY MARCH 31ST

Roma | © Alejandro/Flickr / Mexico City | © Blok 70/Flickr / Love | © Victor U/Flickr / Roma | © Alejandro/Flickr
Roma | © Alejandro/Flickr / Mexico City | © Blok 70/Flickr / Love | © Victor U/Flickr / Roma | © Alejandro/Flickr

THEATRE | See Sucia y muy chingona historia de amor in Roma

📅 Wednesday, March 29

Finally, to round out the month, go and see a stage production written by Ana González Bello and Manuel Calderón. The excellently titled Sucia y muy chingona historia de amor will be showing at Roma’s La Teatrería and details the messy, realistic love life of Rich and Moni.

Tickets: MXN$170-340

📍 La Teatrería, Tabasco 152, Colonia Roma Norte, Ciudad de México, México +52 55 5207 3234