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Entertainment Guide - October 24, 2015

Contemporary Dance 

The 18th Festival Internacional de Danza Contemporánea Onésimo González kicks off 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. The festival includes more than 100 presentations across the city.  To see full program go to sc.jalisco.gob.mx.

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

Contemporary music

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

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

Martes de Musica y Opera

Opera, Mexico y el Mundo with Mauro Calderon (tenor). Viviana Baez (soprano) and Aldo Delgadillo (organ).

Teatro Alarife Martin Casillas, Tuesday, October 27, 8 p.m. Free

Free Thursday dance

Free dance presentations by accomplished groups.  

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

Silvia Villaú

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

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

Lila Downs

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

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

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.

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

Alternative Wednesdays

Secret Sun Sessions with local singer Sara Valenzuela and Jesse Harris, a guitarist and singer from New York.

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

Jazz at Lincoln Center

Mexican jazz drummer Antonio Sanchez performs in in the Jazz at Lincoln Center series sponsored by the University of Guadalajara. Sanchez composed the original music for “Birdman,” last year’s winner of the Oscar for Best Picture.  Sanchez has toured with Dizzy Gillespie’s United Nations Orchestra, been part of the Pat Metheny Group and recorded three well-received solo albums. He has lived in New York since 1999.

Teatro Vivian Blumenthal (Tomas V. Gomez 125), Thursday, November 5, 9 p.m. 250 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.


Leonor Montijo (piano) and Alfonso Gonzalez (violoncello) play works by Shostakovich, Lobato, Prokofiev and Rachmaninov.

Paraninfo Enrique Diaz de Leon (Juarez 975), Thursday, November 5, 8:30 p.m. 120 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.


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.

Swan Lake

The Moscow State Ballet presents the world’s most popular ballet.

Auditorio Telmex, Thursday, November 19, 8:30 p.m.  300-600 pesos.

Live from the Met

Alban Berg’s “Lulu” continues the season of New York Met live simulcasts. Soprano Marlis Petersen has excited audiences around the world with her portrayal of the tour-de-force title role. 

Teatro Diana, Saturday, November 21, 11:30 a.m. 100-250 pesos.

GR RECOMMENDS:‘Rigoletto’ & ‘Madame Butterfly’

November sees eight performances of two of the world’s most famous operas staged at Guadalajara’s stately Degollado Theater – Giuseppe Verdi’s “Rigoletto” and Giacomo Puccini’s “Madame Butterfly.”  Ragnar Conde is the stage director and Marco Parisotto directs the Jalisco Philharmonic Orchestra in both works, which will feature top-class international and Mexican performers.  The Jalisco State Choir also features in both operas. 

Notable artists include U.S. baritone Michael Chioldi as Rigoletto and Russian soprano Svetlana Aksenova as Cio-Cio San in “Madame Butterfly.”

Staging full operas are  an expensive undertaking but the Jalisco Culture Department is keeping ticket prices down to a reasonable level to ensure full houses at all the shows.  

“Rigoletto”: Teatro Degollado, Sunday, November 1, 6 p.m.; Wednesday, November 4, 8 p.m.; Friday, November 6, 8 p.m. and Sunday, November 8, 6 p.m. “Madame Butterfly”: Sunday, November 22, 6 p.m.; Wednesday, November 25, 8 p.m.; Friday, November 27, 8 p.m. and Sunday, November 29, 6 p.m.  Tickets 100-600 pesos.

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