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City Living - August 10, 2013

Junior charro championship

Mexico’s most accomplished young equestrians are gathered in Guadalajara for the 21st annual Campeonato Nacional Charro y Juvenil that wraps up this weekend with final rounds of competition at the Lienzo Miguel Aceves Galindo, located at Av. Dr. R. Michel 577, a block south of Calzada González Gallo near the Agua Azul park.

Contenders for the charro completo all round individual championship will duke it out Saturday, August  10, with boys ages 10 to 12 appearing at 11 a.m. and 13 to 14 year olds following at 2 p.m. Team competition in the youth category, ages 15 to 17, starts at 5 p.m.

Team finals continue Sunday, August 11, with the category A (age 10-12) contest set for 11 a.m., category B (age 13-14) at 2 p.m., and the Dientes de Leche (milk teeth) category, ages 10 and under, closing the competition at 5 p.m.

Jalisco’s next big event for adult charros and female escaramuza drill teams will be the Campeonato Millonario Tequila Hacienda Vieja, set for August 28 through September 1 at the Rancho Santa Maria arena in Tlajomulco de Zuñiga.

The 2013 National Charro Championship will be held in Tepec, Nayarit during early November.

Upcoming soccer matches

Estudiantes vs. Lobos BUAP (Tres de Marzo) Friday, August 9, 7.30p.m.

Atlas vs. Pachuca Leon (Estadio Jalisco) Saturday, August 10, 9 p.m.

Leones Negros vs. Dorados de Sinaloa (Estadio Jalisco) Friday, August 16, 8.30 p.m.

Chivas vs. Puebla (Estadio Omnilife) Sunday, August 18, 5 p.m.

Electric eels

A new attraction at the excellent Guadalajara Zoo is the introduction of a pair of electric eels in the aquarium, which celebrates its 25th anniversary this year.  The eels, most prevalent in the Amazon and Orinoco River basins in South America, are capable of generating powerful electric shocks of up to 600 volts, which they use for hunting and self-defense. These elongated, cylindrical fish measure around two meters in length and weigh on average 20 kilograms.

The Guadalajara Zoo is located at Paseo del Zoologico 600 in Colonia Huentitan el Alto, just north of the intersection of Calzada Independencia Norte and the Periferico.  During the school vacation period the zoo is open seven days a week (otherwise closed on Mondays and Tuesdays) from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Adults 63 pesos, children aged 3 to 12, 37 pesos.  A ride on the sky zoo cable car costs 36 pesos extra. The entry cost is slightly higher (90-100 pesos) for additional access to the Panoramic Train, Safari Park and Aquarium. Parking available.

Mexpat meets

Guadalajara’s monthly Mexpat social gathering takes place Thursday, August 15 at the C. Madero Restaurant, Madero 635, corner of Federalismo in the Guadalajara Centro. Mexpat brings together a wide range of expatriates from diverse countries each month to chew the fat and get acquainted with new and old friends.

Mexpat describes itself as having two purposes: to serve as a cultural support group for expatriates trying to make sense of what it means to live in Mexico and for expatriates to form their own tribe of business and social networking.

The action starts at around 6 p.m. and runs until 11 p.m. Call 1556-1948 for more information about Mexpat. Mexpat also runs a lively and informative Facebook page. Just type in Mexpat Guadalajara.

Ecuador celebrates

On its second year serving in Guadalajara, The Ecuador Consulate offers an artistic program to celebrate the 204th anniversary of the country’s Independence, August 10.

It starts with Rosalinda Preciado’s piano recital on Friday August 9. Art exhibits by Leonardo Alvarez and Judith Gutierrez will be held also at Casa Museo Lopez Portillo from August 10 to September 6.

Alvarez, a respected sculptor of sacred art will show nine pieces of saints, virgins and angels carved in cedar with natural finish.On her side, Gutierrez will display 15 oils and printings, in which color and bodies are essential. “Is about the paradises in our dreams, is kind of naive; a good example of what being Ecuadorian is”, the artists says.

Saturday at noon in Plaza Liberacion, Gahdiel Andrade will be telling classical and contemporary legends from Ecuador, for kids and grown ups, in Spanish.

According to Consul German Ortega, as many as 300 Ecuadorians live in Guadalajara. Ecuador has four Consulates in México: Monterrey, Tapachula, México City and Guadalajara.

Casa Museo Lopez Portillo, Liceo No. 177, Centro.


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