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Entertainment Guide – July 18, 2014

UDG Ballet Folklorico

Summer season of famed Universidad de Guadalajara Ballet Folklorico troupe is on.

Teatro Degollado, Sunday, July 20, 10 a.m. Subsequently, July 27, August 17 ad 24, September 21 and 28 and October 5 and 12.  80-350 pesos.


Martes de Musica

Free classical performances by talented musicians are held each Tuesday at the Degollado Theater. No tickets are sold – just turn up. Early birds may get to sit in a semi-circle on the stage, in close proximity to the performers.  This month’s schedule: July 22: The ArsNova Quartet plays music by Mozart. July 29: Hortus Musicus.

Teatro Degollado, every Tuesday in July, 8:30 p.m. Free.


Casa Museo Lopez Portillo

The city’s furniture museum frequently offers free weekly classical recitals, usually on Tuesdays and often featuring up-and-coming pianists. July 22:  Jorge Alfonso González on piano; July 29: a recital by Jalisco Culture Department Art School piano students.

Casa Museo Lopez Portillo (Liceo 177, three blocks from Cathedral). Free


Wednesday Dance

Free dance recitals by accomplished troupes take place each Wednesday. This month’s schedule: July 23: Danza Butoh; July 30: Danza Experimental.

Teatro Alarife Martin Casillas (Prolongacion Alcalde 1351, one block from La Normal traffic circle), every Wednesday in July, 8 p.m., unless stated above. Free.


Thursday recitals

The Guadalajara council chamber opens its doors to Thursday recitals and concerts.

Palacio Municipal de Guadalajara (Hidalgo & Alcalde), Thursdays, 8:30 p.m. Free.


Jalisco Philharmonic Orchestra

JPO Musical Director Marco Parisotto returns for the final program of the summer season: the second homage to Richard Strauss. The orchestra plays waltzes from “The Knight of the Rose,” Op. 59 and “Thus Spoke Zarathustra,” Op. 30.  Israeli-born cellist Matt Haimovitz (right) is the invited guest for Schumann’s “Cello Concerto in A minor,” Op. 129.

Teatro Degollado, Friday, July 18, 8:30 p.m. and Sunday, July 20, 12:30 p.m.  110-200 pesos.


Lomas del Paraiso Orchestra

This youth orchestra founded eight years ago in one of Guadalajara’s most economically challenged neighborhoods has been going from strength to strength.  Now is their chance to perform on a prestigious stage in front of a full house.  Go support!

Teatro Degollado, Friday, July 25, 6 p.m.


Jazz, blues

Argentinean duo Facundo Guevara (piano) and Hernan Rios (percussion and vocals) play jazz and blues.

Teatro Degollado, Saturday, July 26, 8 p.m.



Professional performers from Mexico City bring this popular 1970s musical to the city.  The show is based on a series of parables, mostly from the Gospel of Matthew, which are interspersed with modern music set primarily to lyrics from traditional hymns. The passion of Christ is treated briefly near the end of the performance.

Teatro Diana, Saturday, July 26, 6 and 9 p.m. 200-600 pesos.


The Piano Guys

This U.S. musical group consists of Jon Schmidt, Steven Sharp Nelson, Paul Anderson and Al van der Beek. They gained popularity through YouTube, where they posted piano and cello renditions of popular songs and classical music.

Teatro Diana, Wednesday, July 30, 9 p.m. 280-850 pesos.


Rock Popera

A 50-piece symphony orchestra, rock band and choir pay tribute to some of the most famous names in pop and rock. Listen to the music of Madonna, Britney Spears, Michael Jackson, Abba, Adele, Beyonce, Lady Gaga, Queen, Coldplay, David Guetta and The Beatles.

Teatro Galerias (Lapizlazuli 3335, across from Plaza del Sol). Sunday, August 17, 6 p.m. 150-300 pesos.


Disney On Ice

No explanation required!

Tuesday, August 8, 7:30 p.m.;  Saturday, August 9, noon, 4 and 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, August 10, noon, 4 and 7:30 p.m.  200-600 pesos.


Roberto Carlos

Brazilian crooner Roberto Carlos returns to a city where he is guaranteed plenty of love.

Auditorio Telmex, Thursday, August 21, 9 p.m. 400-2,100 pesos.


Circus arts

Cirque du Soleil brings its Michael Jackson: The Immortal World Tour to Guadalajara.

Arena VFG, August 28-31. Tickets available from Ticketmaster.