CATALYST WEEKLY


Your Event Guide and Directory to Medellín
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MONDAY APRIL 8TH
Yoga Mornings With Alvaro

Description
Hatha Yoga by Alvaro from Khanti YOGA
Every Monday morning, just to get that kick you need to start your week.
Where | When | How much?
PROYECTO PRIME | 7 a.m. | Not listed
Lunes de Ciudad: Between Victims & Conflict (Spanish)

Description
Lunes de Ciudad is a weekly event where people gather to talk about the city's state politically, culturally, socially...etc., It's frequented by hella smart people and dope for those who are looking to commit to Medellin long-term or know more about it. 
This week: the topic is "victims of the armed conflict". Medellin has a very victim-focused mentality toward the narration of our history, and this is a great opportunity to see more about it.
Don't know that much Spanish? Ask a Spanish tutor to come with you.

Where | When | How much?
 Plazuela de San Ignacio | 7 p.m. | Not listed
5 Steps and a Coffee

Description
Every Monday in April, head to Dulce Abril for a salsa lesson, a talk, and a dessert. Perfect for unwinding and learning something new. Message them to reserve your spot and choose the flavor of the dessert that awaits you.

Where | When | How much?
 Dulce Abril |6-7 p.m. | 25,000
TUESDAY APRIL 9TH
Astor Piazzolla Quintet

Description
Lovers of tango, lovers of all things new, lovers in general, go to this. Astor Piazzolla was a renowned Argentinian artist and this quintet is bringing his spirit to the Metropolitan Theatre.

Where | When | How much?
 Teatro Metropolitano |8 p.m. | tix start at 55,000 purchase here
Medellin Theatre: Macbeth (Spanish)

Description
One of Medellin's most emblematic theatres is putting on one of Shakespeare's most represented play, Macbeth.
An opportunity to dive into Medellin's cultural scene, practice some Spanish, learn something new, and have a night on the town. Take a date, have a drink, it'll be great. 

Where | When | How much?
Pequeño Teatro  |7:30 p.m. | unlisted, find out where to  buy here
Love in The Time of Cholera- First Book Club Meeting (Spanish)

Description
With Netflix releasing a Garcia Marquez-inspired series soon, you're thinking "I want to familiarize myself with this". Well, 100 Years of Solitude is dense, so try this instead. 

What to read: The first three parts.
Pressure level: Low
Potential for learning: High.

Where | When | How much?
Biblioteca Publica Piloto   |6:15 p.m. | Free
Free Illustration Workshop

Description
There's a lot o' good goin' here. 
1. Free illustration workshop taught by an illustrator
2. It's taught in the Contenedores de Memoria, the museum's shipping container workshop.
3. You need zero experience. 


Where | When | How much?
Museo Casa de La Memoria   |4-6 p.m. | Free with sign up
WEDNESDAY APRIL 10TH
Happy Birthday, Botero! Free Entry at Museo de Antioquia

Description
87 years of Fernando Botero, who's still very much alive, btw. Celebrate him and his beautiful, bootylicious art by going to see it for free. 
Stay at 5 p.m. for a new documentary which will be projected on the plaza, a viewing hosted by   Cine Colombia.

Where | When | How much?
Museo de Antioquia   | April 10th | Free
Arabic and Israeli Cooking Workshop

Description
Every Wednesday Dimeli Café transforms into a space of sharing different artistic and cultural events.

This time we will be joined by Joel Foighel who shares the food culture of his family from Yemen and Israel. He will make a presentation and share his recipes on how to make Falafel, Hummus, and Zhoug. Zhoug is a Yemenite chili paste that his grandfather always makes.
You will be able to taste a traditional Yemenite bread (Malawach) as his grandmother makes it and two types of Hummus.

- Price 16 mil. Includes Tastings, presentation, and dinner with Falafel, Hummus, Salad, and Pita Bread.

- 10 mil option without dinner, includes a tasting of Hummus and Yemenite bread (Malawach).

Reserve your spot now!
+3059432014
Where | When | How much?
Dimeli Cafe | 6:30p.m. | 10,000- 16,000
Theatre Workshop for Language

Description
#TheatreWorkshop for Language
Theater techniques to improve fluency
Have you wanted to try a new methodology to improve your fluency?
We have for you this fluency workshop in English and Spanish so you can talk with more confidence in your second language. We will use theater and storytelling techniques to achieve emotional integration in the dialogues and expressions. It's about having fun while using the language. The workshop is open to all levels, we will have situations and roles prepared for each level. Come and enjoy a fun and judgment-free space, where mistakes are part of the game.

Where | When | How much?
Naturalia Cafe   | 6:30p.m. | 15,000
Sandra Moore: Bodega Records "De Mi Para Ella"- Live Music

Description
Jazz night - an homage to Ella Fitzgerald by Sandra Moore. All Fitzgerald songs, all night!

Where | When | How much?
Bodega/Comfama  | 7 p.m. | Free
Fun House Comedy Night (Spanish)

Description
Stand-up Comedy in Spanish this week at Barrio Central.
The first ten people to arrive get a free beer thanks to   KeepTalking
Hosted by the superbly talented Chris Cisneros and with a hilarious line up of comedians from Colombia.

Where | When | How much?
Barrio Central | 8 p.m. | 5,000
THURSDAY APRIL 11TH
Creative Writing Workshop (Spanish)

Description
Another great workshop by Museo Casa de la Memoria.
No requirements, no cost, no pressure. 

Where | When | How much?
Museo Casa de la Memoria | 4-6 p.m. | Free
La Juerga With Federico Gómez Live

Description
Salallena's La Juerga is an event where art, flavors, and senses come together for a unique experience. 
Flavors: Honey from Passiflora
Design by Aggua Brand
Music y Federico Gómez (we'd link to him, but he has kind of a common name so ����‍♀️I guess we'll all be surprised.

Where | When | How much?
Casa de la Luna | 8 p.m. | 30,000 buy here
Barrio Chronicles: Numbers and Santería

Description
Francisco Vallejo lives on the 92, in Aranjuez. They call him Pacho and he can mix numbers with religious systems of the Yaruba culture. He's a mathematician, but also a santero. Photojournalist Adrián Franco Jaramillo tells us about his Barrio Chronicles.

Come ready to be surprised. 

Where | When | How much?
Comfama Aranjuez | 5 p.m. | Free
FRIDAY APRIL 12TH
Afro Dance Workshop

Description
Afro-Colombian heritage is a real thing, where bodies take on memory through movement. Casa Tumac is hosting a workshop on movement, memory and Afro-Colombian dance.

 
Where | When | How much?
Museo Casa de la Memoria | 6 p.m. | sign up here 
Yuri's Night Medellin: Space Party at the Planetarium 

Description
World Space Festival. 
DJ Merino, Helmet making workshops, russian-style spaceship workshops, artistic showings in the dome, food, drink and more. 
 
Where | When | How much?
Planetarium  | 7:30 p .m.- 12 a.m. |30,000 - includes 1 beer. buy here
Tres Tristes DJs: La Pascasia 3rd Anniversary

Description
A 1096 day-old baby (La Pascasia) and Three DJs throwing a good party. 
Lineup:
Rivas / Alejo / Gordo
 
Where | When | How much?
La Pascasia  | 10 p.m. |10,000
SATURDAY APRIL13TH
Conscious Market

Description
The Conscious Market is a place where you can find brands with a positive impact on the planet. You'll find clothing brands with beautiful pieces made ethically, with conscious materials and processes, natural /vegan soaps, accessories, coffee grown by women, second-hand clothing and much more!
 
Where | When | How much?
Naturalia Cafe    | 12-4 p.m. |Free
Pablo Alzate Jazz

Description
You can often catch Pablo Alzate playing Jazz downtown at El Acontista on Mondays. But if you haven't before, or you have and you love him, as most do, check him out this weekend in Laureles.
 
Where | When | How much?
Barrio Central  | 8.30 p.m. |5,000
SUNDAY MARCH 14TH
Free Yoga

Description
Free class in Poblado by the experts from Conzentido. 
 
Where | When | How much?
La Estrada | 10 a.m. |Free
Collaborative Market

Description
Local talent, local products, local errthing. 

Where | When | How much?
Restaurante El Aguacate  | 9 a.m. |Free
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