Tuesday, November 28, 2023

En Breve: Alicia Keys in Mexico, Kite Festival and the Mexico Open

Alicia Keys extends tour to Mexico and Latam

The 14-time Grammy winner is coming to Latin America for the first time, with three nights in Mexico. (@aliciakeys/Twitter)

Fourteen-time Grammy award winner Alicia Keys announced that she will perform in Mexico and Latin America for the first time ever.

“Latin America Fam! This is finally happening! I’ve been dreaming about this, and you’ve been asking me about this! We had to make it happen!” the artist said via social media. 

The Latin American leg of the Alicia + Keys World Tour will kick off on May 3 at Jeunesse Arena in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, before moving on to Argentina, Chile, and Colombia. In Mexico, she’ll appear in Mexico City, Monterrey and Guadalajara. 

Monterrey will see Keys performing at the CitiBanamex Arena on May 14, followed by the Auditorio Nacional in Mexico City (May 17) and the Auditorio Telmex in Guadalajara (May 19).

Tickets will be available via the HSBC Big Sale on Mar. 27 at 11 a.m. CST and for general sale on Mar. 28. at 11 a.m., through the official Ticketmaster website

Kite festival in Tequisquiapan, Querétaro

The kite festival is a perfect activity for the whole family. (Fiesta de los Papalotes Tequisquiapan/Facebook)

Let’s go fly a kite in the Magical Town of Tequisquiapan, in Querétaro.

On the weekends of March 25–26 and April 1–2, the Fiesta de los Papalotes kite festival (papalote, the Spanish word for “kite,” comes from a Náhuatl word meaning “butterfly”) invites you to bring your own kite — or build one onsite — to display in the air next to other kites of all shapes and sizes. 

Running each day from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., the event boasts live music, arts and crafts stations, food trucks, puppet shows, inflatable bounce houses and other entertainment options for the whole family.

Tequisquiapan is only two and a half hours away from Mexico City and is a popular destination due to its wine and cheese culture. 

The festival will take place at the Cava de Quesos Bocanegra winery, located at km 50.2 on the Tequisquiapan–Querétaro Highway (7 km from the city of Querétaro.) Tickets are available from the winery’s box office. The entrance fee is 100 pesos and children under 1.2 meters get in free. Find out more information at the festival’s Facebook page

Mexico Open at Vidanta 2023


Jon Rahm of Spain was the winner in 2022. (@Rolex/Twitter)

Featuring 144 professional players competing for a total purse valued at US $7.7 million and 500 FedEx Cup points, the Mexico Open at Vidanta, Nuevo Vallarta, will run from April 27–30.

World No. 2 Spaniard Jon Rahm, who is also the tournament’s defending champion, heads the list of confirmed players. In 2022, Rahm led the board from start to finish.

Rahm’s confirmation indicates the tournament’s relevance for the PGA Tour’s top stars.

“This international tournament demonstrates the riches of the Nayarit Riviera and Puerto Vallarta to the world and confirms that we have it all in Mexico: the best service, hospitality, beautiful landscapes, and the ability to operate at an incomparable quality,” said José Alonso, Director of Operations for Grupo Vidanta. 

Álvaro Ortiz from Guadalajara, winner of the 2021 edition of the Mexican Golf Open and the Latin America Amateur Championship (LAAC) in 2019, will also compete at the event. 

Last month, LIV Golf held its first-ever tournament in Latin America at the El Camaleón Mayakoba Golf course in the Riviera Maya.  

Tickets are on sale now from Ticketmaster Mexico.

With reports from Life and Style Expansión, México Desconocido, and Líder EmpresarialVisit Puerto Vallarta.

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