We provide a curated list of weekly Medellin events if you are looking for something fun to do in Medellín. Also, we update our Medellín events list weekly.
This article covers Medellín events during the period from January 21, 2021 to January 27, 2021. In addition, this article will be updated weekly with current weekly Medellín events. So, bookmark this page and never miss the best events in Medellín.
In our weekly Medellín events calendar we include events that are primarily of interest to foreigners. Many Medellin Guru readers asked us to start publishing information about other Medellín events. So, we started 60 weeks ago to publish a popular weekly events calendar with Medellín events from Thursday to the following Wednesday each week.
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, most weekly Medellín events in the next week are canceled.
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In this week’s events calendar most in-person events have been canceled. But OLSA International normally hosts a virtual language exchange online each Wednesday and Dancefree also hosts a virtual language exchange online.
We decided to include in our calendar this week the regular weekly events that are canceled so readers will know which weekly events have been canceled. We clearly identify below that all these weekly events are canceled.
Why Medellín Events Are Canceled
Colombia exceeded 1,939,000 cases of coronavirus on January 20. At this point anything can happen with coronavirus in Colombia. We were previously under a nationwide quarantine in Colombia and there were no in-person events permitted anywhere in the country.
But this national quarantine ended on September 1 and there may be more events in January or February.
CANCELED – January 21 and 22 and 23 – Dancefree Free Salsa Class and Language Exchange – El Poblado
Where: Dancefree, Calle 10A #50-28, El Poblado
When: Thursday, Friday and Saturday – January 21, 22 and 23, Free dance class: 8 pm to 9:30 pm, Free language exchange: 8 pm to 9:30 pm. Live music until 10 pm, Bar: 8 pm to 4 am. – EVENT IS CANCELED
But Dancefree now has Language Exchanges online:
Event Link: Dancefree Language Exchange on Friday, October 2- https://www.facebook.com/events/3540422089324194/
DanceFree has been hosting free dance classes and language exchanges weekly at its dance school in El Poblado. This dance class is for all levels from beginners to experts. Also, you do not need to bring a partner, register or make a reservation. In addition, there was no cover if you enter before 9 pm.
CANCELED – January 21 – Elefun Language Exchange – Laureles
Where: Elefun Spanish School, Calle 45F # 70A-48, Laureles
When: Thursday, January 21, 6 pm to 8 pm – EVENT IS CANCELED
Elefun Spanish School hosted a language exchange every Thursday night at its Spanish School in Laureles. Hang out for a couple hours and meet other foreigners and some locals.
Have a good time with good drinks, snacks and to meet a lot of new people in the search of new experiences. It’s a free event and they have beers for only 2,000 pesos. And a free beer is available for the first 10 people who arrive
CANCELED – January 22 – Free Dance Classes: Salsa, Tango, Porro at Teatro Pablo Tobón Uribe – El Centro
Where: Teatro Pablo Tobón Uribe, Carrera 40 # 51-24, El Centro, Medellín
When: Saturday, January 22, Porro – 1:00 p.m, Tango – 2:00 p.m, Salsa – 3:00 p.m. – EVENT IS CANCELED
The theater hall became a dance floor to move the body to the rhythm of Salsa, Tango and Porro every Saturday. The theater becomes a space to enjoy music while dancing.
Also, before or after dancing go to Mercado De La Playa, the newest gastronomic market in Medellín with over 25 restaurants and bars, which is located next to Teatro Pablo Tobón Uribe.
CANCELED – January 26 – Barrio Central Language Exchange – Laureles
Where: Barrio Central Café Bar, Circular 2 # 68-123, Laureles
When: Tuesday, January 26, 7 pm to 10 pm – EVENT IS CANCELED
Barrio Central Café Bar normally hosts a weekly language exchange in Laureles on Tuesdays.
This is an opportunity for a free language exchange with locals from Medellín over a few drinks and some food. Whether you’re just starting out in your Spanish/English journey or looking to perfect your fluency, you’ll walk away the event with new phrases and vocabulary and possibly new friends to practice and enjoy Medellin with.
No need to prepare and they typically have activities such as games, trivia, various discussion topics and some surprises.
CANCELED – January 26 – Language Exchange at Dimeli Café
Where: Dimeli Café , Calle 42 # 70-39
When: Tuesday, January 26, 7:00 pm – EVENT IS CANCELED
Cost: Free, but minimum consumption of 5,000 pesos
On Tuesdays Dimeli Café normally hosts a language exchange. Be part of their popular language exchange (English & Spanish). Through cool games they help make sure that you learn, have a great time and meet lots of great people in a nice environment. Minimum consumption 5,000 pesos.
CANCELED – January 27 – Language Exchange at OLSA International – Estadio
Where: OLSA International, Calle 49B # 76A-05, Estadio
When: Wednesday, January 27, 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm – in person EVENT IS CANCELED but is now held online.
Every Wednesday, OLSA International hosts a free language exchange (Spanish/English) with a different creative theme. On March 25, the theme was Dance Night. Join this free language exchange with locals from Medellín with activities, fun, drinks and some food.
Note that OLSA International’s language exchange tends to have a higher percentage of local Colombians than some of the other language exchanges in Medellín, as this school has both Spanish and English classes.
Event Link: However, OLSA International has started a weekly virtual language exchange that is held online.
CANCELED – January 27 – Barrio Sur Language Exchange – Envigado
Where: Barrio Sur Café Bar, Calle 30 Sur # 43A-23, Envigado
When: Wednesday, January 27, 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm – EVENT IS CANCELED
Barrio Sur Café Bar typically hosts a weekly language exchange in Envigado on Wednesdays. Similar to the Barrio Central language exchange in Laureles, this is an opportunity for a free language exchange with locals from Medellín over a few drinks and some food.
No need to prepare. And like the Barrio Central events in Laureles, they typically have activities such as games, trivia, various discussion topics and some surprises.
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The Bottom Line: Medellín Events – Weekly Medellín Events Calendar with Top Events
There are many weekly Medellín events of interest to foreigners visiting the city or living in Medellín. Unfortunately many of the Medellín events are typically promoted only in Spanish. So, we plan to find these events for you and publish updates to this weekly Medellín Events Calendar in English.
This week most Medellín events are canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic but we may see some events starting later in January or February.
Each week we plan to cover the best events in Medellín and the Aburrá Valley including expat events, language exchanges, concerts, plays, conferences, festivals, sports and other types of events in the city.
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Editors note: updated on January 20, 2021 with Medellín events from January 21, 2021 to January 27, 2021.