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Entertainment Guide - October 17, 2015

Contemporary music

Local bands offer free “jam sessions” in these new Monday evening presentations.

Teatro Alarife Martin Casillas, Mondays, October 19, 26, 8 p.m. Free

Tuesday opera

The free classical music series Martes de Musica y Opera continues through October at the Teatro Alarife Martin Casillas. No tickets are sold, just turn up.  October 20: Concierto a Piano Solo with Jose Luis Altamirano (piano). October 27: Opera, Mexico y el Mundo with Mauro Calderon (tenor). Viviana Baez (soprano) and Aldo Delgadillo (organ).

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

Free Thursday dance

Free dance presentations by accomplished groups are held each Thursday.  

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

Jalisco Philharmonic Orchestra

Eckart Preu of Germany conducts Ferde Grofe’s Grand Canyon Suite, William Schuman’s American Festival Overture, Bela Bartok’s Piano Concerto No. 1 and Jose Pablo Moncayo’s Cumbres. Canadian Sheng Cai is the invited pianist.

Teatro Degollado, Friday, October 16, 8:30 p.m. and Sunday October 18, 12:30 p.m. 110-200 pesos.

Liaoning Ballet of China

China’s only northern ballet presents “Spartacus,” a ballet by Aram Khachaturian that follows the exploits of the leader of the slave uprising against the Romans known as the Third Servile War.

Auditorio Telmex, Saturday, October 17, 8:30 p.m.

Live from the Met

The live simulcast from New York Metropolitan Opera is Verdi’s “Othello” with Aleksandr Antonenko in the leading role and Sonya Yoncheva as Desdemona.

Teatro Diana, Saturday, October 17, 11:55 a.m. 100-250 pesos.


Spanish singing group formed in 1968 still enjoy a large following in Mexico.

Teatro Diana, Sunday, October 18, 6 p.m. 250-800 pesos.

Pokemon Symphonic Evolutions

The Jalisco Philharmonic Orchestra presents orchestrated music from Pokemon games over the years and other popular songs from the world of Pokemon. 

Auditorio Telmex, Wednesday, October 21, 9 p.m. 550-1,300 pesos.

Bad Boy Blues

Popular local blues band in concert.

Teatro Guadalajara IMSS (16 de Septiembre 868), Wednesday, October 21, 7 p.m. Free.

Live from the Met

The third New York Met live simulcast of the season is Wagner’s “Tannhäuser” with Johan Botha and soprano Eva-Maria Westbroek.

Teatro Diana, Saturday, October 31, 10 a.m. 100-250 pesos.

Alan Parsons Live Project 

A giant of the music industry, British-born audio engineer, songwriter, musician and record producer brings his Greatest Hits Tour to town. Perhaps best known for engineering the classic Pink Floyd album “The Dark Side of the Moon,” Parsons also had a number of important hits, including “Games People Play.”

Teatro Diana, Tuesday, November 3, 9 p.m. 250-1,000 pesos.

Fito Paez

Argentine rock and roll pianist, lyricist, singer-songwriter in concert.

Teatro Diana, Thursday, November 5, 9 p.m. 350-1,200 pesos.


Mexico’s most popular rock band, natives of Guadalajara, are sure to sell out.

Auditorio Telmex, Friday, November 13, 9 p.m. and Saturday, November 14, 9 p.m.  550-1,900 pesos.

Contemporary Dance 

The 18th Festival Internacional de Danza Contemporánea Onésimo González kicks off next week with two shows: “Touching Time” by the Shin Eunju Dance Company from South Korea on October 23 and “Ballenas, historias de Gigantes,” by Larumbe Danza (Spain) on October 25.

Teatro Degollado, Friday, October 23, 8 p.m. and Sunday, October 25, 6 p.m. 20 pesos.

Silvia Villaú

Talented Spanish singer and actress now based in Mexico presents “Canciones inolvidables,” showcasing ballads, flamenco, pop and rock music. 

Teatro Vivian Blumental (Tomas V. Gómez 125),  Thursday, October 29, 8 p.m. 250 pesos. 

Alternative Wednesdays

The Secret Sun Sessions features local singer Sara Valenzuela with Jesse Harris, a guitarist, singer and composer from New York who won a Grammy in 2003 for his song “Don’t Know Why” performed by Nora Jones.

Teatro Vivian Blumenthal (Tomas V. Gomez 125), Wednesday, November 4, 8:30 p.m. Advance sale: 100 pesos; day of concert: 160 pesos.

Dark Side of the Rainbow

A sound and visual spectacle featuring a tribute band and dancers that fuses the Pink Floyd album “Dark Side of the Moon” with the classic movie “The Wizard of Oz.”

Teatro Diana, Friday, November 6, 9 p.m. 150-400 pesos.

Blue Man Group

High-tech vaudeville, performance art group has blossomed into an international organization with 60 “blue men” in the troupe.  Addictive viewing, just to see what novelties they will come up with next. Eight shows are scheduled over five days.

Teatro Diana, Wednesday, November 18 and Thursday, November 19, 9 p.m.; Friday, November 20, 6:30 and 9:30 p.m.; Saturday, November 21, 6 and 9 p.m.; Sunday, November 22, 5 and 8 p.m. 350-1,400 pesos.


Mexican-American singer and humanitarian presents her latest studio work: “Balas y Chocolate,” a homage to the Mexican festival of Day of the Dead. 

Born and raised in Oaxaca, Downs’ career has been is influenced by musical legends such as Chavela Vargas, Mercedes Sosa and Lucha Villa.  Performing her own compositions, as well as traditional and popular Mexican music, she incorporates indigenous Mexican influences into her performances, often singing in native languages and using authentic costumes. 

Has won a Grammy and two Latin Grammy awards.

Teatro Diana, Friday, October 30, 9 p.m. 280-950 pesos.

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