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Entertainment Guide – July 18, 2015


Local exponents of the circus arts showcase a variety of skills (juggling, acrobacy, puppetry, etc.). They will present their new CD, “Porky Style.”

Teatro Diana, Friday, July 17, 9 p.m. 150-350 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 exceptional, and the theater will often fill up. 

July 21:  Nova Duo featuring Valentina and Noemi Gasparini (violins) and Blandine Tricot (piano).  Works by Bartok, Shostakovich, Prokofiev, Haydn, Bach, Locatelli, Ysaye.

July 28:  Anniversary Concert by the Orquesta Sinfonica de Zapopan, directed by Guillermo Salvador, and the Zapopan Municipal Choir, directed by Santiago Cumplido.  “Overture to Candide” by Leonard Bernstein, Cantatas BWV 131 by Bach, Concerto in F Major for Three Pianos and Orchestra by Mozart and The Polovetsian Dances by Borodin.

Teatro Degollado, Tuesdays, 8 p.m. Free


Thursday dance

Free dance presentations by accomplished groups are held each Thursday. Coming up on July 23: Amanzi presents “La magia de bailar.” 

Teatro Alarife Martin Casillas, Thursdays, 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.



Mexican-American pop duo composed of sisters Hanna Nicole Pérez Mosa, 20, and Ashley Grace Pérez Mosa, 18. Combining a mixture of commercial Latin pop and country rhythms, the Mexican-based duo has become very successful, especially in their hometown of Lake Charles, Louisiana.

Teatro Diana, Saturday, July 18, 9 p.m. and Sunday, July 19, 8 p.m. 250-950 pesos.


Alternative Wednesdays

Drummer and percussionist Billy Martin (of jazz funk band Medeski, Martin & Wood fame) is joined by guitarist Todd Clouser (above), a U.S. musician and writer now living in Mexico City, for a concert in the Alternative Wednesday (Miercoles Alternativo) series on July 22.  Clouser returns on July 29 with jazz drummer Bob  Moses (Mingus Big Band, Pastorius) for a second show.

Teatro Vivian Blumenthal (Tomas V. Gomez 125), Wednesday, July 22, 8:30 p.m. and Wednesday, July 29, 8:30  p.m. 150 pesos.


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. 250-450 pesos.



The Orquesta Sinfonica de Zapopan directed by Guillermo Salvador gives a gala concert in a homage to maestro Vicente Garrido.

Teatro Degollado, Thursday, July 23, 8:30 p.m. Free


70s rock

Three local bands interpret rock, mostly heavy, from the 1970s – La Revolución de Emiliano Zapata, Spiders and 39.4. 

Teatro Galerias, Friday, July 24, 8 p.m. 200-300 pesos.


Folk dance

With a slightly revised schedule (read dates and times carefully below), the renowned Ballet Folklorico de la Universidad de Guadalajara is back for its summer/fall season, performing 11 Sunday shows through October 11. This troupe’s repertoire takes in dances from the states of Veracruz, Michoacan, Guerrero and, of course, Jalisco, with its breathtaking “La Negra,” “La Culebra” and “Jarabe Tapatio” finales. Those who has never seen this pulsating and colorful show should not give it a miss. Repeat viewing is also recommended, as the program is updated each year. Value for money guaranteed! 

Teatro Degollado, Sundays, July 26; August 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; September 6, 10 a.m. September 13, 20; October 4, 11, 6 p.m. 80-350 pesos.



The magic of Canadian-based circus arts troupe Cirque du Soleil returns to Guadalajara with “Corteo,” a show that debuted in Montreal in 2005 and has subsequently been seen by eight million people in 19 countries. 

Gran Carpa Blanca (Avenida Lopez Mateos, corner of Cubilete),  From July 30 to August 16.   Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays: 9 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays: 5 and 9 p.m. Sundays: 1 and 5 p.m.  800-3,400 pesos (VIP seating). Tickets available at Ticketmaster and www.cirquedusoleil.com/corte. 


More folk dance

Guadalajara city hall’s Ballet Folclorico Guadalajara began its annual series of Thursday evening summer/fall shows on July 2. The theme of their season is “Cielito Lindo.”

Teatro Degollado, Thursdays, July 30; September 17; October 1 and 15, 8 p.m. 80-200 pesos.


Jazz Festival 

The Jalisco Jazz Festival kicks off with an exclusive opening gala at the Teatro Degollado for “members” only on Friday, July 31, 8 p.m.  Five-hour “Fiesta de Jazz” sessions at the Teatro Diana are scheduled Saturday, August 1 and Sunday, August 2, 6-11 p.m. Shows at the Degollado continue on Wednesday, August 5, 8 p.m. with trumpeter Dave Douglas and the Klaus Mayer Big Band, Thursday, August 6, 8 p.m. with Brian Lynch and the Frost Jazz Sextet from the University of Miami,  and Friday, August 7, 8 p.m. with an all-star closing gala. 

Teatro Degollado and Teatro Diana. Tickets available from Ticketmaster and the theater box offices. For more details go to festival.fundaciontonica.org.