“La maleta mexicana”

Sunday, September 10, 2pm

Frye Art Museum, 704 Terry Ave

This event includes a screening of the film “La Maleta Mexicana” (The Mexican Suitcase) directed by Trisha Ziff and a panel of experts directly afterwards. The film focuses on a suitcase that disappeared in 1939 Europe, containing photographs of the Spanish Civil War. The suitcase resurfaced in 2007 Mexico, and the film explores themes of refuge and memory.

Panel members:

Michelle Dunn Marsh, Executive Director and Curator of Photographic Center Northwest

Maha Jahshan, City of Seattle Office of Immigrant and Refugee Affairs Language Access Policy Specialist

Ana García de Jalón, Education Advisor for the Consulate of Spain in Seattle

Aluel Cellars

Wine: Wine Tasting

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, September 11, 12, 13, 8PM

Aluel Cellars, 801A E Thomas St

Buy tickets for each day below:


The Wine off! A dream for wine lovers, this educational and fun event allows for participants to sample Washingtonian and Mexican wines on a side by side comparison. In an expertly designed by-national tasting, Aluel Cellars will showcase their signature vintages alongside remarkable wines from Mexico´s wine country in Valle de Guadalupe in Baja California.  

Ideas:                                Short Lectures & Inspiring Ideas

Tuesday, SEptember 12, 10AM - 2pm

ImpactHub, 220 2nd Ave S

The forum will include 15 guest speakers centered around the importance of cross-cultural exchange, separated into three blocks. Each block has an overarching theme promoting collaboration, understanding, and engagement between the United States and Mexico.

  • Block A: MEX + AM = ARTe focuses on connections between the two nations through art asking how the relationship between the US and Mexico affects the work of artists and how art can improve such relations
  • Block B: Extraordinary Women of México  highlights the achievements of Mexican and Mexican-American women in the United States and Mexico, considering what role obstacles and experiences play in identity
  • Block C: Remarkable Americans in Mexico explores the work of Americans who have made an impact in Mexico and been impacted themselves by such experiences.

Coffee MX:                                 A Unique Coffee Experience

Tuesday, September 12, 5pm

Starbucks Reserve Roastery, 1124 Pike St

Starbucks has a longstanding relationship with Mexican Coffee. In fact coffee from Chiapas has been part of the Starbucks family since 2002. 

This year Chiapas Coffee was features as part of the One Tree for Every Bag Commitment, which ensures that a coffee tree is planted for every bag of coffee purchased in a participating U.S. store. These coffee trees are distributed to farmers who have been most impacted by coffee rust, a plant fungus that damages coffee trees making it harder for them to produce high-quality coffee for the entire industry. 

This experience will showcase unique cold brewing techniques, a great documentary about fair trade and of course, delicious Mexican Coffee! 

Gastronomy:                             Dinner with a Gastronomic Ambassador

Wednesday, September 13, 8pm

The CarlileRoom, 820 Pine St


Mexican Celebrity Chef Marco Marin, from "Latitud 32" at the renowned "El Cielo" vineyards in Valle de Guadalupe will be cooking a special dinner at The Carlile Room, a Tom Douglas restaurant.

This unbelievable experience will include several courses and a glimpse into Marco Marín´s unique approach to Mexican contemporary cuisine. 

Tickets are very limited and going fast!

Music:                                         Las Cafeteras Concert

Wednesday, September 13, 8pm

Nectar Lounge, 412 N 36th St

Las Cafeteras return to Nectar Lounge in Seattle with their signature style from east LA, their unique take on a Mexican-American musical project focuses on Son Jarocho and Zapateado. Their work looks at issues like social justice, bi-national identity and immigration reform. They construct their music as a tool for creating positive change and inspiring others to do so.


Photography:                            “Indomitable” exhibit opening

Thursday, September 14, 6pm

City Hall, 601 5th Ave

An exceptional show of contemporary photographers from Chiapas, Mexico exploring a new wave of photography in 41 impressive images. This show will run from September 1st till the 18 th at Seattle City Hall and then will be shown at SEATAC airport fron September 20th till December 31 st.

Music:                             Ballard Civic Orchestra

Saturday, SEptember 16,2PM

Ballard Locks, 3015 NW 54th St


Superstar conductor Paula Nava Madrigal with the Ballard Civic Orchestra and Beloved Tenor José Iñiguez return with this now traditional concert.

An open air setting at the beautiful Hiram M. Chittenden Locks will make for the perfect celebration of Mexican music and of course the traditional “Grito de independencia.”



Mexican Independence Day & Latin American Cultural Celebration

Sunday, September 17, 11am - 8pm

Downtown Auburn, E Main St


This now traditional grand event hosted by Univision in Auburn will feature some of the best performers from the Latin American Community in Washington State. 

Join us for the traditional Grito de Independecia in this amazing community event!


Visual ARTS:                    "Mexican artists in Pacific northwest" Exhibit Opening

Sunday, September 17, 10AM-12pm

Sand Point Arts and Cultural Exchange,             7448 63rd Ave NE



Join us for a fun Sunday afternoon of music and art at the amazing artistic complex at Magnuson Park.

A collection of some of the finest and most well known names within the Artist Community in the Pacific Northwest are joined by some of the most promising visual artists exploring contemporary aesthetics and topics. 

A must see collection including works by: 

Jesus Mena

Fulgencio Lazo

Gabriel Márquez

José Luis Rodríguez

Marilyn Montufar

Alfredo Arreguín

Kristen  Ramirez

Art Exhibits


Visual ARTS:                    "Mexican artists in Pacific northwest"

September 8 - October 30

Sand Point Arts and Cultural Exchange,             7448 63rd Ave NE


Photography:               “Indomitable” Art Exhibit

September 1 - 18

Seattle City Hall, 601 5th Ave

September 20 - December 31

Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, 17801 International Blvd