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Grimm’s Fairy Tales gone erotic

A big collection of small drawings and a smattering of other works by celebrated Oaxacan artist Francisco Toledo are on display at the University of Guadalajara’s Museo de las Artes until September 2.

US Consulate unveils painting

The official unveiling of the painting “Festival de Uniones” by Veronica Yazmin took place at the United States Consulate in Guadalajara on Thursday.

Expo to host 2nd International Music Fair

For the second year running, the University of Guadalajara has organized the International Music Fair (FIM) to take place at Expo Guadalajara from Thursday, May 31 to Sunday, June 3.

2 cool weekend things to do

Here’s one idea that won’t cost you a dime and another that will set you back a pretty penny but is likely to be a memorable experience.

Private collection goes public in new Guadalajara museum

Around 200 quirky, stylized clay figurines have been assembled into an impressive exhibit in the city’s newest public museum.

The Illusionists

Seven renowned magicians – Dan Sperry, Brett Daniels, Jeff McBride, Mark Kalin, Jinger Leigh, Andrew Basso and Mexico’s Joaquin Kotkin – come together for a series of spectacular shows.

Quirky Quebec art shows drawing big crowds

Two highly enjoyable art exhibitions from the Canadian province of Quebec are on display in the Cabañas Cultural Institute as part of the May Cultural Festival: “Dominique Lemieux’s Imagining Characters,” a magical collection of costumes, props and artwork from the world famous Cirque de Soleil; and “Candid,” a  satire of human nature comprised of 35 installations, videos, photographs and paintings.

New orchestra director to make official debut

Having previously worked with the Jalisco Philharmonic Orchestra (JPO) as a guest conductor, Alondra de la Parra makes her official debut as artistic director at the Teatro Degollado this weekend.

Quebec street stars enthrall Tapatios

The Lol Brothers, one of acts taking part in the May Cultural Festival, entertained an enthusiastic crowd at the Revolucion Tren Ligero station this week.

Folkloric dance troupe whirls into 46th season

The group that many hail as Mexico’s best folk dancers is set to kick off its 2012 summer season, back in the Teatro Degollado.

Classical recital series to run through November

Since 2009 the Nino Vallin Society has been working to promote chamber music in Guadalajara and showcase established and emerging talent. Under the direction of maestro Claudio Sotelo the society has programmed 14 concerts for 2012, all on Wednesday evenings and all at the Teatro Jaime Torres Bodet (España 2020, by the Niños Heroes monument).

Canadian fun and games

The Guadalajara media get a taste of what’s to come from Cirque Eloize this weekend at the Teatro Diana. The acclaimed Quebec-based nouveau cirque (contemporary circus) troupe, founded in 1993, has given more than 3,000 performances in some 30 countries.

Quebec’s fine art talents on display

Aside from an array of live performances, this year’s May Cultural Festival will also host three exhibitions of Quebec art.

US violin prodigy is growing up

U.S. violinist Chad Hoopes, who performs with the Jalisco Philharmonic Orchestra in June, has appeared with numerous ensembles throughout the world since winning first prize at the Young Artists Division of the Yehudi Menuhin International Violin Competition.

May Festival ready to roll

The 15th Festival Cultural de Mayo kicks off Friday, May 11 and runs for the next 17 days.

Small art space an undiscovered jewel

For art lovers who have never visited Casa Vallarta on Avenida Vallarta in midtown Guadalajara, now is a good time to do so.

Sixties flashback as city rocks to sounds from a not-too-distant past

Music fans of all ages lapped up concerts given by two legends of 1960s rock and pop: Sir Paul McCartney and the freewheelin’ Bob Dylan.

Students perform on big stage in birthday bash

The Music Department of the Universidad de Guadalajara marks its 60th anniversary with a special concert Sunday kicking off the Jalisco Philharmonic  Orchestra’s summer season of concerts.

Analco barrio hosts photo exhibit

To get an idea of the horror caused by the April 22, 1992 explosions in Guadalajara, head over to the Centro Cultural Patio Los Angeles (Cuautla and 28 de enero) in the Analco neighborhood of the city, near the old bus station (Central Viejo).

Ballet star returns home

Isaac Hernandez returned to his home city last week to give a master class to some 40 students at the Foro de Arte y Cultura.

May Festival Performing Arts schedule

There will be more than 50 free open-air presentations by some of Quebec’s finest street circus artists and performers.

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