Performing Arts and Fine Arts
Many Oaxaca institutions, such as the Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Oaxaca, the Teatro Macedonio Alcalá, the Instituto de Artes Graficos de Oaxaca, and the art-film Cinema El Pochote (Garcia Vigil 817, tel. 951/514-1194, films at 6 and 8 p.m. Tues.–Sat.), sponsor first-rate cultural events.
Local sources of events information include the weekly El Grito events newsletter of the Oaxaca State Secretary of Culture (www.cultura.oaxaca.gob.mx), the Oaxaca state tourist information office (Murguia 206, between Cinco de Mayo and Reforma, tel. 951/516-0123, 951/502-1200), and possibly the English-language newspapers Oaxaca Times and Go-Oaxaca.
© Bruce Whipperman from Moon Oaxaca, 5th edition