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Entertainment Guide - June 5, 2015

Joe Sanders Infinity

The Jazz at Lincoln Center series continues with a concert featuring one of the most sought-after bass players of his generation. Sanders has played, recorded and toured with many great musicians, including Ravi Coltrane, Herbie Hancock and Dave Brubeck, among others. A graduate of the Thelonious Monk Institute, his Infinity band plays in jazz clubs in New York City, and he tours frequently in Europe with the Gerald Clayton Trio.

Teatro Vivian Blumenthal (Tomas V. Gomez 125), Thursday, June 11, 9 p.m. 200 pesos.

Joven Ballet de Jalisco

Experience the passion and drama of Shakespeare’s classic tale of star-crossed lovers in Joven Ballet de Jalisco’s premiere of “Romeo and Juliet,” set to Sergei Prokofiev’s enthralling music and choreographed by the company’s Artistic Director Dariusz Blajer.  Let the dancing, music and sets transport you to Renaissance-era Italy. 

Teatro Degollado, Friday, June 12, 8:30 p.m.; Saturday, June 13, 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, June 14, 12:30 p.m. 50-300 pesos.


The Moscow State Ballet presents “Cinderella,” composed by Sergei Prokofiev.

Auditorio Telmex, Sunday, June 14, 6 p.m. 500-600 pesos.

Tuesday recitals

The Degollado Theater opens its doors each Tuesday for the free classical music series Martes de Musica y Opera. No tickets are sold nor is there numbered seating. Just turn up before the performance and grab a seat. The quality is always high, and the theater will often fill up. 

June 16: Tenor Manuel Castillo and friends.  With Cliff Jackson on piano.  Accomplished singers interpret works by Puccini, Dvorak, Rossini, Bernstein, Rodgers and Hammerstein, and others.  Songs from shows such as “West Side Story,” “Les Miserables,” “Chess” and “Carousel.”  Arias from operas, including “The Barber of Seville,” “La Boheme.”  Also “Granada” by Agustin Lara and “O Sole Mio” by Eduardo di Capua.

June 23: Masterworks from Russia, France and Mexico. Featuring Konstantin Ziumbilov on violin and Lorenzo Sanchez on piano. Composers include Shostakovich, Lobato, Ravel and Saint-Saens.

June 30: Cliff Jackson returns to accompany singers interpreting more works from famous operas and Broadway shows. Bernstein, Verdi, Donizetti, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Ponce, Bizet, Massenet, Gounod, Handel, Puccini, among others.

Teatro Degollado, Tuesdays, 8 p.m. Free

Dance on Wednesdays

Free modern dance shows put on by talented groups on Thursday evenings. 

Teatro Alarife Martin Casillas, Wednesdays, 8 p.m. Free

Thursdays at the Palace

Instead of politicians arguing, see free recitals in Guadalajara city hall’s council chamber. 

Palacio Municipal de Guadalajara (next to Guadalajara cathedral), Thursdays, 8 p.m. Free.

Rebel Cats

Rockabilly group from Mexico City have strong pedigree and promise to serve up loads of fun.

Teatro Vivian Blumenthal (Tomas V. Gomez 125),  Wednesday, June 17, 8:30 p.m. 150 pesos.

Ricky Martin

The Puerto Rican singer, songwriter, actor and author has a big fan base in Mexico. Many still remember the sensational start of his career at the age of 12 with the all-boy pop group Menudo. He has sold over 85 million albums, had 95 platinum records, 11 Number One hit songs and won countless awards.

Auditorio Telmex, Thursday, June 18, 8 p.m. 

Unity: the Latin Tribute to Michael Jackson

A tribute show whose creator Tony Succar says combines the soul of Michael Jackson with the essence of Latin sound. Featuring Cuban American singer and songwriter Jon Secada.

Auditorio Telmex, Saturday, June 20, 8 p.m.

Jalisco Philharmonic Orchestra


Summer season kicks off with the fifth installment of the 2015 Tchaikovsky cycle, overseen by orchestra director Marco Parisotto. Alexandre Da Costa returns to perform on violin. 

Teatro Degollado, Friday, June 19, 8:30 p.m. and Sunday, June 21, 12:30 p.m. 110-200 pesos.

Backstreet Boys

Hard to believe this boy band was formed 22 years ago,

Auditorio Telmex, Saturday, June 27, 8 p.m.

Natalia Lafourcade

Popular Mexican singer in  concert.

Teatro Diana, Saturday, June 27, 8 p.m. 250-650 pesos.

Young Folk Dancers

A performance by the Ballet Folclorico Infantil de la Universidad de Guadalajara – the folk dance stars of tomorrow. You’ll be amazed how good they are!  Some kids started dancing at age five.

Teatro Diana, Sunday, June 28, 6 p.m.

Jalisco Philharmonic Orchestra

In a concert titled “Russian Brillance,” acclaimed Russian pianist Alexei Volodin interprets Prokofiev’s concerts numbers 1 and 3. The concert will close with “Petrouchka” by Igor Stravinski, a work famed for its energy and inventiveness. 

Teatro Degollado, Friday, July 3, 8:30 p.m. and Sunday, July 5, 12:30 p.m. 110-200 pesos.

Rock of Ages

Stylish 1980s glam rock show from Mexico City returns for two encore performances.

Teatro Diana, Friday, July 3, 7 and 9:45 p.m. 200-600 pesos.

The Beatles

The Orquesta Sinfonia Juvenil de Guadalajara performs music by the Fab Four.

Auditorio Telmex, Saturday, July 4, 8 p.m.

All You Need is Love

Tribute to The Beatles by local bands, headed by Azul Violeta. A benefit for the Nariz Roja children’s charity.

Teatro Diana, Thursday, July 23, 7 p.m.

Jalisco Philharmonic Orchestra 

Marco Parisotto will conduct “Rhythms of Mexico and the Spain of Albeniz,” featuring Korean Wonny Song on piano. The concert will later be performed at the prestigious Musica Maru festival in Busan, South Korea. 

Teatro Degollado, Friday, July 17, 8:30 p.m. and Sunday, July 19, 12:30 p.m. 110-200 pesos.

Disney On Ice: Frozen

Another Disney epic brought to the stage and interpreted by professional skaters/dancers.  

Teatro Diana, August 7, 4 and 7:30 p.m.; August 8, noon, 4 and 7:30 p.m.; August 9, noon, 4 and 7:30 p.m. 250-750 pesos.

Entertainment Guide

Teatro Degollado (far end of Plaza de la Liberacion, Guadalajara city center) Tickets available at the theater box office Wed. to Sun. 10 a.m.-8 p.m. or through Ticketmaster at (33) 3818-3800 and www.ticketmaster.com.mx. For more information call (33) 3614-4773. 

Teatro Diana (Avenida 16 de Septiembre 710, two blocks from Guadalajara’s Parque Agua Azul) Tickets available at the theater box office Mon. to Sun. 11 a.m.-8 p.m. or from Ticketmaster (see above). For more information call (33) 3614-7072 or visit www.teatrodiana.com.

Auditorio Telmex (Periferico and Parres Arias, Los Belenes, Zapopan) Tickets available at the theater box office Mon. to Sat. 11 a.m.-7 p.m. or from Ticketmaster (see above). For more information call (33) 3636-5200 or visit www.auditoriotelmex.com. 

Teatro Alarife Martin Casillas (Prolongacion Alcalde 1351) Tickets available at the Jalisco Direccion de Danza at the Foro de Arte y Cultura, just next door. For more information call (33) 3942-1200 ext. 47859 and 47853.

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