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Down on the farm: Annual Livestock Fair opens Thursday

The 46th Expo Ganadera Jalisco, considered to be one of Mexico’s best livestock fairs, will open Wednesday, October 10 for a 25-day run that should rope in thousands of visitors keen on having a look at top-breed farm animals as well as enjoying a jam-packed schedule of special events.

Cabañas showcases two artists and their mid-20th century milieu

The friendship and work of Tamara Lempicka and Victor Manuel Contrerasis the focus of the “Un encuentro de dos culturas” show at the Instituto Cultural Cabañas.

Music venue planned in train station

Commuters will soon be able to watch live musical performances while waiting to catch the Tren Ligero. The Urban Electric Train System (Siteur) is building a small space for concerts in the Avila Camacho station of Guadalajara’s light-rail network.

US luminary to lead state orchestra in season opener

Patrons attending the opening concerts of the Jalisco Philharmonic Orchestra autumn season next month will get the opportunity to appreciate the skills of one of the United States’ most prominent conductors.

Mariachi Festival puts Guadalajara in the limelight

It comes around once a year, and when it does, it brings a whole lot of noise and celebration to Greater Guadalajara, laced up in trajes de charro and gently swelling strings, belting brass and rhythmic guitar. A small army of Mariachis will descend on the city this August 29 for the International Mariachi Festival, bringing with them all the prestige and flair of centuries of tradition paired with a well-oiled cultural event.

Composer joins illustrious list

Renowned composer and musician Jose Pablo Moncayo Garcia has become the latest person to earn a place in the Rotunda of Illustrious Jalisco Citizens.  Born in Guadalajara in 1912, Moncayo is best known as the author of the classical piece  “Huapango.” He died in 1958.

After more than a century, State Band is more in tune than ever

Every Thursday and Sunday La Banda de Música del Estado plays for free in the Plaza de Armas.

Nothing German about city’s Octoberfest

The Fiestas de Octubre is approaching and if you’ve been to a state fair in the United States, you’ll know roughly what to expect, although this city’s version has a distinctly Mexican  flavor.

Jalisco cultural festival Saturday

The state’s fourth annual cultural festival is held Saturday, August 11 with various free performances in downtown Guadalajara beginning at 11 a.m.

Special concerts

The Jalisco Philharmonic Orchestra presents two end-of-summer concerts under the baton of new musical director Alondra de la Parra.

Mariachi Film Fest

The Jalisco Cultural Secretariat is presenting a series of films at the Guillermo del Toro Theater in the Instituto Cultural Cabañas and the Video Sala of the Ex Convento del Carmen during the month of August from Wednesday to Sunday.

Uniformed beauties light up downtown parade

The annual mariachi parade took place along Avenida 16 de Septiembre/Alcalde last Sunday.

Mariachi festival update

Guadalajara’s 19th International Mariachi and Charreria Festival takes place from August 29 until September 9.

Color, emotion, fun to the fore as annual mariachi bash kicks off

The 19th Guadalajara International Mariachi Festival is now underway. See the full schedule here.

Ballet dancer back in town

Back from his second year studying at London’s Royal School of Ballet, Tapatio dancer Esteban Hernandez will perform in Guadalajara at the Foro de Arte y Cultura (Fray Antonio Alcalde 1451, Miraflores) on August 2.

Traditional Mariachis lead off the festival this week

August 27 will see the start of a miniature festival within the impending International Mariachi Festival.

Rising US singing talent to debut with state orchestra

Soprano Megan Rose Williams will sing the soprano solo in Mahler’s “Symphony No. 2,  Resurrection,” in this weekend’s concerts given by the Jalisco Philharmonic Orchestra.

Music lover, businessman steps in as orchestra’s general manager

Now that the delay-plagued search for a musical director has been concluded with the selection of Alondra de la Parra, the Jalisco Philharmonic Orchestra is changing the face of its administrative leadership too.

What's on in Guadalajara

JPO 4th Program
Alondra de la Parra leads the Jalisco Philharmonic Orchestra (JPO) in two classics: Beethoven’s “Concert for Piano and Orchestra, No. 4,” and Brahms’ “Symphony No. 1.” The guest pianist is Jan Lisiceki from Canada.
Teatro Degollado, Friday, June 29, 8:30 p.m. and Sunday July 1, 12:30 p.m. 90-170 pesos.

Sport? Art? or Brutality? The season’s here

The new bull-fighting season is underway at Guadalajara’s Nuevo Progreso Plaza de Toros.

Ballet star to grace Degollado

On July 7 and 8, Guadalajara ballet fans will get a second chance to marvel at the talents of Elisa Carrillo Cabrera, the Mexican-born first ballerina at the Berlin Opera Ballet (Staatsballett Berlin).

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