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Entertainment Guide - May 2, 2014

Guadalajara’s May Cultural Festival gets underway on Thursday with a concert by U.S. jazz great Gregory Porter at the Degollado Theater.

The state of California is the invited guest at this year’s festival, which runs until the end of the month. Free nightly concerts for a more youthful crowd (La Alternativa) will be held in the huge Plaza de la Liberacion on Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings throughout the festival. 

Spanning age groups, however, are the California Honeydrops (above), a blues and R&B band formed in 2007 playing in the subway stations of Oakland, whose sound is tied together by their instrumentation, vocal harmonies and New Orleans style. The Honeydrops’ more unusual instruments include a home-made gutbucket bass, jug, and washboard. Their rhythms are punctuated by trumpet, piano riffs, and bluesy vocals.

The Honeydrops perform Saturday, May 10, 9:30 p.m. and Sunday, May 11, 9 p.m. in the plaza facing the Degollado.


Live from the Met

The New York Metropolitan Opera season continues with a simulcast of Mozart’s classic “Cosi Fan Tutte.”

Teatro Diana, Saturday, May 3, noon. 100-250 pesos.


Guitar concert

Acclaimed Canadian guitarist Pavlo (Pavlo Simtikidis) joins the Jalisco Philharmonic Orchestra to perform 12 of his own compositions. The orchestra will interpret works by Rossini, de Falla, Chabrier and Ravel.

Teatro Degollado, Friday, May 2, 8:30 p.m. and Sunday, May 4, 12:30 p.m. 150-300 pesos.


Alejandro Fernandez

Mexican heartthrob gives five shows leading to Mother’s Day.

Auditorio Telmex, May 3, 8, 9 and 10, 9 p.m. 300-1,900 pesos.


Gregory Porter

U.S. jazz great Gregory Porter and band kick off the May Cultural Festival in Guadalajara.

Teatro Degollado, Thursday, May 8 and Friday, May 9, 8:30 p.m. 200-350 pesos.




Live from the Met

The New York Metropolitan Opera season continues with a simulcast of Rossini’s “Cinderella.”

Teatro Diana, Saturday, May 10, noon. 100-250 pesos.


Sursuat Company

Dance group from Canada performs for kids aged 4-12. 

Teatro Degollado, Sunday, May 11, 6 p.m.  100 pesos.


Baroque recital

Pieces by Handel, Purcell, Scarlatti, Monteverdi and Gagliano interpreted by U.S. countertenor Brian Asawa, mezzosoprano Diana Tash, harpsichordist Arthur Omura, violoncellist Frédéric Rosselet.

Teatro Degollado, Tuesday, May 13, 8:30 p.m.  150 pesos.


Avril Lavigne

Hugely successful Canadian pop singer in concert.

Auditorio Telmex, Wednesday, May 14, 9 p.m. 350-1,450 pesos.


Zapopan Symphony

Piano prodigy Daniela Liebman plays with the Orquesta Sinfonica de Zapopan.

Teatro Degollado, Friday, May 16, 8:30 p.m.  150 pesos.


Jose Feliciano

Blind Puerto Rican singer sings romantic classics.

Teatro Diana, Saturday, May 17, 8:30 p.m. 300-1,100 pesos.


Opera & Philharmonic

Opera gala with the Jalisco Philharmonic Orchestra directed by Marco Parissoto, featuring baritone José Adán Peréz and soprano Karen Gardeazabal.

Teatro Degollado, Sunday, May 18, 8:30 p.m.  100-250 pesos.


Swan Lake

The Russian Classical Ballet performs this much-loved work with unforgettable music by Tchaicovsky.

Teatro Diana, Wednesday, May 21, 8:30 p.m. 300-500 pesos.


Claire Désert

French pianist interprets works by Beethoven, Schumann, Wagner, Liszt and Chopin.

Teatro Degollado, Thursday, May 22, 8:30 p.m. 100 pesos.


Hollywood Afternoon

Famous movie themes played by the Jalisco Philharmonic Orchestra, directed by Yoav Talmi and accompanied by Chloë Hanslip on the violin.  

Teatro Degollado, Sunday, May 25, 12:45 p.m. 100-250 pesos.