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  • Mexico City
  • Nightlife
  • 15 oct 2021
3 Spectacular Places To Listen To Live Jazz In Mexico City


Whisky with your office pals or a romantic date? These are some spectacular places to enjoy live jazz in Mexico City.

Whether you prefer relaxing to the rhythm of Billie Holiday or Louis Armstrong after a

hard working day, take an evening off and enjoy these unique places in the city.

In this list, you will find options for every budget of this uncomprehended music genre. 

From a soothing and relaxing cocktail with your colleagues after a stressful day to a night to remember full of romance and flirting with that special someone.

So prepare a screenshot of this article to share with your friends when they ask: “What’s the plan this weekend?”

 

1.   Jazzatlán Capital

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Jazzatlán has been open in Mexico for over 14 years; nevertheless, it has only been entertaining patrons in Mexico City for four years by nurturing and bringing happiness to the ears and mouths of jazz lovers in the area. Founded initially in Cholula, Puebla, under the same name, this space has a restaurant and a taproom.

Get your brew on with their ice-cold craft beer, traditional Mexican food, and magnificent live music. 

This place is a “must” for national musicians and practically any international jazz player that dares visit the city.

Something important you must know about Jazzatlán Capital is that they have a social program known as “#ACOMER” which donates part of their profits to feed impoverished people. 

 

Where: Guanajuato 239, Roma Norte, Cuauhtémoc 

Hours: Tuesday – Sunday 6:00 pm - 12:00 am 

 

2.   Zinco Jazz Club

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Zinco Jazz Club is one of the primary references to jazz in CDMX. Get ready to be immersed in a bar built in a breathtaking underground vault in what used to be the Bank of Mexico, located in the heart of downtown. The ambiance and decoration will transport you directly to the legendary Zinc Jazz Club in New York City or any speakeasy in New Orleans.

Their exact location makes driving and parking highly complex, so we recommend getting a taxi or private transportation. Cheers! This will give you full permission to enjoy 2 or 3 bourbons.

Where: Calle de Motolinia 20, Centro Histórico de la Ciudad de México, Centro, Cuauhtémoc

Hours: Wednesday - Saturday 09:00 pm to closing time

 

3.   El Convite

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This place feels like a quaint restaurant or diner more than a bar. It’s been around for more than 26 years, offering delicious desserts, outstanding Italian food, and authentic jazz for local or tourist music lovers. 

Take into account that it’s a pretty small place, so we recommend you get there early to secure a great spot to listen to and see the musicians at their best. 

Visitors can sign up for their special live jazz and dinner experience every Thursday and Friday. 

Their menu includes a comprehensive list of worldwide imported beer that will help you forget about the quenching summer heat. Remember that “El Convite” is not a club or a bar, so they close at 10 pm.

 

Where: Ajusco 79 Bis, Portales Sur, Benito Juárez, 03300 Ciudad de México, CDMX

Hours: Monday - Saturday 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

         Thursday - Friday 9:00 am to 10:00 pm 

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  • Mexico City
  • Travel Tips
  • 15 oct 2021
How To Use The Metrobus In Mexico City: A Step-By-Step Guide

Learn how to travel safely and effectively using the famous Metrobus in Mexico City. Here are seven tips to survive this public transport, you’re welcome! 


Known as one of the favorite public transport options in Mexico City, the Metrobus is a quick, safe and inexpensive way to get to different places. It has seven lines distinguished by colors and numbers, just like most subway systems. 

Covering more than 77 miles of territory through different routes and with 283 stops around the city, this transport is designed to move 160 people in each bus, being used by almost 2 million people on any given day. 


How to use the Metrobus in Mexico City? We’ve got seven important tips. 


1. Access 
The ticket to enter the Metrobus is an electronic plastic card. How to get it? The card can be purchased at vending machines located outside the subway and the Metrobus for $15 MXN. These electronic cards are reusable, so take good care of them. Their design changes regularly, so you can even collect them every time you travel to the city. The same card can be used to ride the subway, Metrobus, and other public transport systems. 


2. Cost 
The cost of each trip on the Metrobus is only $6 MXN (approximately 30 cents USD), this includes one-way trips only. Refill it at the same vending machines. Take into account that the maximum amount of money they can have as credit is $120 MXN (5.90 USD). The machines only accept change and small bills, however, they are slowly being upgraded and soon you’ll be able to pay with your credit card. Recharge at least once a week and avoid doing it during rush hour. 


3. Routes 
Check the route you’re supposed to take beforehand. Even though you’ll find maps with images and names inside every bus and station, it may be a little overwhelming if you’re a first-timer. Loudspeakers will announce the next stop, so we don’t recommend you to have headphones on until you’re an expert. Check out the routes here. 

 

4. Safe Spaces 
If you’re a female traveler, you will love this. On the first floor of every bus, just behind the driver, you’ll find exclusive seats for women and minors (up to 12 years old). These were created to prevent sexual harassment. If any male user sits down on these reserved seats by mistake, policemen will ask them nicely to move at every stop. 


5. Charge Your Phone
If your battery is running low, take advantage of the perks the Metrobus offers its users and recharge your phone at any of the USB slots located on some of the handrails inside the buses. Don’t forget your charger when you get off! 


6. Don’t get pushed 
The doors open and close with mechanical arms that can hit you if you stand too close then the bus arrives at each stop. To prevent these accidents (and unwanted bruises) lines 1, 2, 5, and 7 have updated their buses and changed the mechanical arms for retractile doors. 


7. Updates 
The Metrobus is attracting younger users with some of its updates. For example, the government announced that users of lines one, two, and three, will be able to pay for their rides using their bank cards, smartphones, and even smartwatches that have contactless payment systems.

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  • Mexico City
  • Entertainment
  • 15 oct 2021
Everything You Need To Know About The Luis Enrique Erro Planetarium

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No plans for the weekend? Do something different and visit the Luis Enrique Erro Planetarium. Here’s everything you need to know before heading over. 


Luis Enrique Erro Soler was a famous Mexican astronomer and writer, the son of Spanish immigrants Luis Erro and Filomena Soler de Erro. Throughout his life, he was a crucial figure in the creation of the university Instituto Politécnico Nacional (IPN) and the National Astrophysical Observatory of Tonantzintla, the predecessor of the new Institute of Astrophysics, Optics, and Electronics. 


In honor of his memory, the IPN opened a planetarium in the Gustavo A. Madero area in Mexico City to share astronomy and its perks with all Mexicans and tourists more dynamically. Inside it, you’ll be able to observe the sun's natural position, the moon, different planets, the stars, and the Milky Way. Prepare to be surprised with their beauty!. During your educational visit, you’ll feel as if you can touch the stars with your bare hands. 


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These are the halls you can’t miss while visiting the Luis Enrique Erro Planetarium
Digital Immersion Dome 
Its software and hardware allow real-time visualization of observations with large optical telescopes. Their system also creates models through animations of physical, biological, and chemical phenomena. 


3D Productions 
This hall has a state-of-the-art infrastructure that allows models to be created in 2D and 3D and exhibited in the dome or even in other planetariums. 


Constellations Building 
This building is an auditorium with a capacity of 60 people, where visitors can enjoy the multimedia equipment and a terrace with telescopes. 


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Astronomy Graphic Mural 
Don’t leave without seeing this bright mural! This hall has scale models explaining man's steps to travel to the moon and the importance of different space projects such as “Endeavour” in science. 


Note: At this time, the planetarium is temporarily closed until further notice. However, we will keep you posted so you can make plans to go as soon as it reopens. 


Admission: The ticket ranges from $39 MXN to $77 MXN depending on your age, if you have a student ID and if you’re purchasing a package with a guided visit or a workshop. 

Where: Av. Wilfrido Massieu, Nueva Industrial Vallejo, Gustavo A. Madero

Hours: Tuesday - Sunday 10:00am-5:00pm

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  • Mexico City
  • Culture
  • 15 oct 2021
Urs Fischer: Lovers, The Exhibition You Need To See At Museo Jumex

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The art exhibition by Urs Fischer, called Lovers, is in Mexico City for the first time, and it's now open for visitors at the Museo Jumex of Contemporary Art. 

Lovers aims to pay tribute to Fischer’s career. In this exhibition, the plastic artist delights us with a collection put together over more than 30 years, in which he tries to transmit his own creativity, depth, humor, and skill. It features a mix of pieces made by himself, old and new, as well as other works he’s collected over time from private and public collections. 


Divided into several museum halls, each one has a different theme that hopes to offer viewers a unique experience. 


The Art Pieces 
Among the most notable pieces on display, you’ll find The Lovers #2, made specifically for the Jumex Museum, which is more than 10 meters tall. Forged from stainless steel, cast aluminum, and gold leaf, it shows two bodies, one on top of the other in perfect harmony. It’s impossible to miss, just look for it on the main esplanade of the museum! 


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Our favorite pieces from the exhibition were definitely the two impressive life-size busts. They were made out of an unusual material, wax, since the objective Is to keep them lit like candles throughout their stay in the city. Candles represent our invisible enemy: time. 


Lovers will be open to the public from April 2 to September 18, 2022, so start organizing your schedule and set aside a day for this magnificent exhibition. 


Tip: The third Thursday of every month, a free guided tour is carried out, and visitors can ask questions about the works on display. 


Who is Urs Fischer? 
Fischer is a contemporary plastic artist born in Switzerland. He is 49 years old and has become one of the most recognized artists worldwide. He specialized in sculpture, photography, painting, drawing, and editing, and typically focuses on creating interactive and immersive spaces based on unique materials and processes. 

Eugenio López Alonso, President of the Jumex Foundation, describes him as “one of the most fascinating artists of our time,” so what are you waiting for to visit the museum? 


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Where: Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra 303, Colonia Granada 

Hours: Tuesday - Friday 10:00am-5:00pm 

Saturday 10:00am-7:00pm 

Sunday 10:00am-5:00pm 

Closed Monday 

Free admission

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  • Mexico City
  • Food
  • 15 oct 2021
Estación Cereal: The Restaurant In Condesa For All Milk and Cereal Fans

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We’ve all heard about space stations and the Milky Way, but if you’re looking for an out-of-this-world experience, you have to go to “Estación Cereal” a unique restaurant for all fans of milk and cereal. 


This unique spot has more than 150 varieties of cereals waiting to be eaten, a proper breakfast paradise with an extensive menu of local, regional, national, and international cereals. 

The staff will make you feel at home! They will offer you traditional Mexican brands and international flavors like Oreo Coconut and Reese Puffs (small chocolates filled with peanut butter). We’re sure you will be transported back to your favorite childhood movies and tv shows. 


All cereals are the same price, and they will charge you depending on the size of your portion; Fat (large), Fit (small), or Child (smallest). If you just can’t decide which cereal you want to try, just ask for several to be mixed in the same bowl. 


Customize your breakfast with different toppings. They have more than 50 options to choose from, including ice cream, granola, or crazier alternatives like gummy bears and cake. There’s an option for every degree of hunger in existence! 


Finally, make a crucial decision: regular milk, coconut, or almond? It all depends on you and your level of lactose tolerance and diet. The cherry on top of the cake is a selection of colored milk. Have fun adding blue, green, yellow, pink, and even purple milk. Remember that they use vegetable dye, and it will not change the flavor of your cereal.


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Other surprises on the menu 
If you’re still thirsty after your cereal, you can order from various hand-made milkshakes with ingredients like M&M’s and cookies & cream or traditional ones like chocolate and vanilla. These can also be personalized with toppings. 

If cereal is just not your cup of tea, you can order some colored or bubble waffles (filled with whatever you want). 


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Remember to take a selfie inside the restaurant, which is decorated with dozens of cereal boxes. It’ll look amazing on your Instagram feed! 


Where: Cuernavaca 44, Colonia Condesa, Cuauhtémoc 

They also have a restaurant at Xicoténcatl 173, Coyoacán, inside Plaza Callejón San José Coyoacán 

Hours: 10:00am-7:00pm

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