2016 Sor Juana Festival
September - November, 2016
The Sor Juana Festival is dedicated to Mexico’s Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz (1651-1695), a great poet and philosopher who was known as La Décima Musa, (the Tenth Muse) and is known as the first feminist of the Americas. Through the Sor Juana Festival, the National Museum of Mexican Art presents writers, musicians, dancers and performers from both sides of the border with a special emphasis on women in the arts.
To download the 2016 Sor Juana Festival brochure please click here.
This year's festival will take place September through November and will include these great events and performances:
- Chavela Vargas Tribute, Sept. 7th, 6:45 p.m.
- *Denise Chavez, Live from the Mil Recuerdos Lounge, Sept. 20th, 6:30 p.m
- Sandra Cisneros Book Signing, Sept. 24th, 2:00 p.m.
- Latino Book Fair, 30 de septiembre, 7:00 p.m. (in Spanish).
- Music of the Americas Ensemble, Oct. 2nd, 2:00 p.m.
- Cielito Lindo – Family Singing Group, Oct. 8th, 1:00 p.m.
- Chicago Sinfonietta's Dia de los Muertos Concert, Oct. 25th, 6:00 p.m.
- Sor Juana Achievement Award Reception, Oct. 26th, 6:00 p.m.
- *Lila Downs and Mariachi Los Camperos de Nati Cano, Oct. 28th, 8:00 p.m.
- A Tribute to the Orlando Pulse Victims, Oct. 29th, 6:00 p.m.
- *Romeo y Julieta, Aguijón Theater, Nov. 11th - December 18th
- *El Noa Noa: A Tribute party to Juan Gabriel, Nov. 12th, 6:00 p.m.
- *Sor Juana Legacy Award Reception, Nov.15th, 6:00 p.m.
- Vivian Mansur – Children’s Poet , Nov. 19th, 2:00 p.m.
- *Cuerdas Clasicas 40th Anniversary Concert with La Estudiantina de la Universidad de Guanajuato, Nov.19th, 7 :00 p.m.
While most of the events are free of charge, performances that require the purchase of a ticket are marked with an asterisk.