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Your Guide to Mexican Independence Day: Lo Más Chingón de Las Fiestas Patrias

BY Remezcla Estaff | PUBLISHED: Tuesday, September 11th, 2012
Your Guide to Mexican Independence Day: Lo Más Chingón de Las Fiestas Patrias

On September 16, 1810 Father Miguel Hidalgo from Dolores, Mexico along with several conspirators – including Iganacio Allende and Doña Josefa Ortiz de Domínguez- rang the bell of his little church, calling everyone to rise up against the Spanish and cast off the 300 years of mostly devastating colonial rule (deadly epidemics that demolished the indigenous population, strict racial stratification, economic exploitation, etc.) This was the beginning of the Mexican Independence War, which lasted 10 years, and was pretty much a total downer. However! The end result – Mexican Independence – not only paved the way for Mexico’s self-determination, it also paved the way for an annual reventón of epic proportions. So it’s really the gift that keeps on giving. Here at Remezcla we want you to celebrate Mexican Independence in true Mexican style – con una corrida de juerga – so we’ve put together a guide for where to Eat/Drink/Party/Scream/Then Drunkenly Eat Some More in your city. ¡Qué viva México, carajo!

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Chicago

Charros and Cholas of Chicago, Mexican independence week kicks off our Fall season of anti-colonizing experiences… too dramatic? A bit, but the hype level of the week ahead in honor of the Paisa liberation merits it all. Join El Grito downtown, new literature by Junot Diaz, workshops with accordions and tons of drama on stage at our local museums. Tequila not mandatory but always encouraged. This is a great week to justify eating at all the Comales locations across the city and screaming out loud at the office with the excuse you are simply practicing your Grito for the 15th at midnight.

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South Chicago Mexican Independence Day Parade

Sunday, September 16th at 2:00pm at
Vibrant floats, mariachi bands, flamenco dancers and families will line Commercial Avenue in South Chicago to celebrate Mexican Independence...
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Pilsen Mexican Independence Day Parade

Saturday, September 15th at 12:00pm at
Chicago is ready to celebrate Mexican Independence Day all weekend long! You can come to Pilsen and start waving your flags before heading out to...
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El Grito at Millenium Park

Saturday, September 15th from 9:00pm to 10:00pm at Millennium Park
Excuse the display of local politicians and enjoy the Mariachi and euphoria of Mexicans outdoors celebrating the 201th anniversary of their flag's...
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Los Cuatro Vientos Jam

Saturday, September 15th from 3:00pm to 5:00pm at Museum of Contemporary Art
Tucson meets Chicago in a guitarrón and accordion workshop with Los Cuatro Vientos ensemble.
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Junot Diaz @ Printer’s Row Live

Wednesday, September 12th from 7:00pm to 9:00pm at Chase Auditorium
Junot in Chicago a day after the release of the much anticipated new book, "This is How You Lose Her"- enough said.
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Imperial Silence: Una Ópera Muerta

Friday, September 14th from 7:30pm to 9:00pm at Museum of Contemporary Art
Cultural taboos around silence, death, and dissent are presented through a multimedia performance that fuses dark, humored animation with Mexican...
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Victor Montañez’ Open Studio

Saturday, September 15th from 1:00pm to 8:00pm at Known Art Studio
See the freedom only art and music can bring when Victor Montañez hosts several of the best local independent band alongside his current works.
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Stephanie Salas @ Sor Juana Festival

Sunday, September 16th from 2:00pm to 4:00pm at National Museum of Mexican Art
For the first time in Chicago, Stephanie Salas forms part of the Sor Juana Festival and returns to the stage with her new album titled, "Soy Lo Que...
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Watch Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. vs. Sergio Martinez

Saturday, September 15th at 8:00pm at
Mexican boxer Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. is a “chicken” who avoided tough fights — despite being a world champion — to wait, to improve, to get...
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El Grito Comedy Jam

Sunday, September 16th at 7:30pm at Joe's Bar
Celebrate the start of Mexican Independence Day with a trio of Latin joke makers including L.A. comedian Jorge "DJ Cooch" Aldama and local stand-ups...
Curated by: Adriana Gallardo


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