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Entertainment Guide - May 1, 2015

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.  

Teatro Degollado, Tuesdays, 8 p.m. Free

Swan Lake

The world’s first production of the ballet “Swan Lake” accompanied by 3D animated graphics is presented by the Talarium et Lux Theatre of Russian Ballet.

Teatro Diana, Tuesday, May 5, 8:30 p.m. 300-500 pesos. 

Joaquim Sabina

Acclaimed Spanish singer, songwriter and poet, now aged 66, swings through Guadalajara as part of his “500 noches para una crisis” tour.

Auditorio Telmex, Wednesday, May 6, 9 p.m. 300-1,600 pesos.

Thursdays at the Palace

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

Palacio Municipal de Guadalajara, Thursdays. Free.

Rock of Ages

A professional Mexico City production of the musical built around classic rock hits from the 1980s, especially from the famous glam metal bands of the decade. The show ran for 2,328 performances until January of this year, becoming the 27th-longest running show in Broadway history.

Teatro Diana, Saturday, May 9, 7 and 9:45 p.m. 200-600 pesos. 

The Classic Buskers 

+ Neil Henry

MAY CULTURAL FESTIVAL A witty and highly engaging classical music-versus-magic show for children (and adults) from the United Kingdom.

Teatro Degollado, Sunday, May 10, 6 p.m. The Classic Buskers + Neil Henry. 150 pesos.

Llŷr Williams

MAY CULTURAL FESTIVAL Welsh pianist interprets works by  Beethoven, Wagner and Liszt.

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

Michael Nyman Band

MAY CULTURAL FESTIVAL Innovative British band plays contemporary classical music, minimalist music and film scores.

Teatro Degollado, Saturday, May 16, 8:30 p.m. 100-250 pesos.

Jose Jose

Veteran Mexican crooner Jose Jose comes to town.

Teatro Diana, Saturday, May 16, 9 p.m. 200-600 pesos. 

Jalisco Philharmonic Orchestra

MAY CULTURAL FESTIVAL Opera gala with Jalisco Philharmonic Orchestra and acclaimed Mexican tenor Javier Camarena.

Teatro Degollado, Sunday, May 17, 6:30 p.m.  300-600 pesos.

Cri Cri special

The Jalisco Philharmonic Orchestra plays the much-loved children’s compositions written by Francisco Gabilondo Soler (Cri Cri). Also featuring two sopranos, two tenors, a baritone and a mezzo-soprano.

Auditorio Telmex, Tuesday, May 19, 8 p.m. 150-400 pesos.

Finzi Pasca

Italian acrobatic theatrical company formed in 2011 that develops artistic projects which broaden the “Theatre of the Caress” spectrum, a theatrical technique based on the invisible gesture and the state of lightness. In its Guadalajara debut, called La Verità, Finzi Pasca will offer a homage to surrealist painter Salvador Dali.

Teatro Diana, Wednesday, May 20 and Thursday, May 21, 9 p.m. 200-900 pesos. 

Air Supply

Australian soft rock duo celebrates it’s 40th anniversary in the music business with a special anniversary concert in a city that has always made them feel welcome.

Auditorio Telmex, Wednesday, May 20, 9 p.m. 450-1,000 peso

Gecko Theater Company

MAY CULTURAL FESTIVAL A contemporary “physical dance” theater company from the United Kingdom presents “Missing,” described as an “exploration and reflection on the impact our early lives and memories have on us.”

Teatro Degollado, Wednesday, May 20 & Thursday, May 21, 8:30 p.m. 100-200 pesos. 

City of London Sinfonia

MAY CULTURAL FESTIVAL Well-known British orchestra in concert.

Teatro Degollado, Friday, May 22, 8:30 p.m. 100-300 pesos

Akram Khan Company

MAY CULTURAL FESTIVAL  The 14-year-old Akram Khan Company, one of the foremost innovative dance outfits in the United Kingdom, present the show “Kaash.” A milestone in this company’s trajectory was the creation of a section of the London Olympic Games opening ceremony in 2012.   Kaash (the Hindi word for “if only”) continues Khan’s quest to “build bridges between the worlds of contemporary dance and Indian classical dance.”

Teatro Degollado,Friday, May 29 & Saturday, May 30, 8:30 p.m.  100-250 pesos.

Fernando Delgadillo

Well-known Mexican folk singer celebrates his quarter century in the businesses. 

Teatro Diana, Saturday, May 30, 9 p.m. 250-600 pesos. 

Jalisco Philharmonic Orchestra

MAY CULTURAL FESTIVAL  The festival closes May 31 with a performance by the Jalisco Philharmonic Orchestra of Sir William Walton’s score from the 1944 Oscar-winning movie “Henry V” (starring Laurence Olivier), conducted by Garry Walker, the director of the Edinburgh Youth Orchestra. Narration is by Mario Ivan Martinez.

Teatro Degollado, Sunday, May 31, 6:30 p.m. 100-250 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.