November 12th through January 31st, 2015 at the Mexican Cultural Institute


"Contemporary Identities/Invisible Gestures" showcases the immense cultural diversity of Iberoamerica through the art of photography. The exhibit, featuring work from artists from 18 countries of Latin America, Portugal and Spain, centers on the relationship between identity and the self in a digital world.

This project is presented in collaboration with the Iberoamerican Cultural Attachés Association (AACIA) and in conjunction with Fotoweek DC.

Participating Embassies: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Paraguay, Peru, Portugal, Spain, Uruguay, and Venezuela

Participating Artists: Alexis Mandujano, Ana Adarve, Ana de Orbegoso, Carlos Cánovas, César Quijada, Esteban García Obando, Fernando Carrera, Ilana Liechtenstein, José Rui Moreira Correia, José Luís Neto, Luis Chay, Mary Rosa Jiménez, Muriel Hasbun, Raúl Cañibano, Ricardo Migliorisi, Ricardo Rivera, Roberto Fernández Ibáñez, Roxana Nagygeller, Susana Carrié, and Yamina del Real

2829 16th St NW
Washington, DC 20009
November 12th through January 31st, 2015
Opening November 12th, 4:30 - 8 pm
Monday - Friday, 10 am - 6 pm
Saturdays 12 - 4 pm
Free Admission

November 17th - December 1st at the Mexican Cultural Institute


"Mexico Through Your Senses" showcases the artistic diversity of the different regions of Mexico. Chiapas - in the south of Mexico - has a vast artistic production and rich traditions that we can see, hear, touch, taste, and appreciate.

"Chiapas: Land Of Woven Colors" invites you to listen to the marimba group Na'rimbo (Monday November 17 at 6:45 pm). A magnificent exhibition of textiles, masks, hats and artistic and artisanal pieces from the various cultural regions of Chiapas will be on display from November 17 to December 1.

2829 16th Street NW DC
Washington, DC 20009
November 17th - December 1st
Free Admission

December 3 - 7 at the GALA Theater


This year's GALA theater film fest is "La Nueva Ola: Films from Mexico, Cuba, and Spain". The festival will showcase a variety of films, ranging from the old to the new, including the DC premiere of Los Insólitos Peces Gato (The Amazing Catfish) on December 5th.

Los Insólitos Peces Gato (The Amazing Catfish)
(2013) Directed by Claudia Sainte-Luce
December 5th | 7:30 pm

Winner of multiple awards at film festivals around the world, Los Insólitos Peces Gato is a heartwarming tale of two unique women who bond while recuperating in a hospital and whose lives become intertwined as one bonds with the other's children. The Mexican Cultural Institute will present a Q&A with lead actress Lisa Owen after the film, which will be followed by a reception. This is a night of cinema not to be missed!

(Still Image from Aventurera)

Other Mexican Films

Quebranto (Disrupted)
(2013) Directed by Roberto Fiesco
December 6th | 9:30 pm

Quebranto is a powerful documentary, the heart of which is a conversation between 70-year old actress Doña Lilia Ortega and her daughter, Coral Bonelli, a cabaret performer who started her career as a male child actor, Fernando Ortega ("Pinolito") in the 1970s Mexican film industry.

Aventurera (Adventress)
(1950) Directed by Alberto Gout
December 7th | 2:00 pm

One of the most popular Mexican films ever made and a stand out of Mexico's Golden Age of Cinema, this cult sensation is a cabareteras, a film noir and musical hybrid popular in Mexico in the '40s and '50s. Starring the immortal Ninón Sevilla, a cross between Rita Hayworth and Carmen Miranda, it follows the rise and fall of a nightclub star with a dark past.

Festival curated by Carlos Gutierrez of Cinema Tropical and sponsored by Embassy of Spain in Washington, SPAIN Arts & Culture, Embassy of Mexico in Washington, Mexican Cultural Institute, Cinema Tropical, and Cuban Interests Section in USA.

Festival Community Partners: AFI Silver Theatre & Cultural Center, DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities, Latin é, Smithsonian Latino Center, DC Independent Film Festival, and Women in Film & Video.

More Info

3333 14th Street NW DC
Washington, DC 20010
December 3 - 7
Suggested Donation | Register here

All Sessions 6:45pm at the Mexican Cultural Institute


The Mexican Cultural Institute is proud to announce the 2014 season of Mexican Table! The season kicks off on March 19th when Mexican Table returns with Diego Rivera's Table in conjunction with our Man at the Crossroads exhibition! Then, on on June 5th, Pati will present the engaging historical session True Fusion: Mexico of the 16th Century, followed by Yucatán: Mexico's Culinary Outlier on October 9th, featuring a guest chef from Yucatán! The season will end with the "AfroMexico: African Influences in the Mexican Table" session, highlighting the richly diverse heritage of Veracruz on December 4th.

Mexican Cultural Institute
2829 16th Street NW DC
More Info here

at the The Smithsonian Museum of Natural History Maryland Science Center


Flight of the Butterflies 3D follows the fascinating journey of the monarch butterfly. Weighing less than a penny, it makes one of the longest migrations on Earth across a continent to a place it has never known. Experience millions of them in the remote mountain peaks of Mexico, with breathtaking cinematography from an award-winning team including Oscar winner Peter Parks. Be captivated by the true and compelling story of an intrepid scientist's 40-year search to find their secret hideaway. Unravel the mysteries and experience the Flight of the Butterflies. For a trailer, click here.

The Maryland Science Center
601 Light Street
Baltimore, MD 21230
For tickets, click here