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Entertainment Guide – March 5, 2016

Contemporary Sounds

Popular contemporary music sessions continue each Monday with folk-rock band Leiden on March 7; and acoustic duet Espumas y Terciopelo on March 14.

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

Tuesday concerts

The Martes de Música y Ópera series sponsored by the Jalisco Culture Department attracts some truly stellar classical performers and it’s all free!  March 8: “Four hands” piano recital with Blandine Tricot and Marita Zimmer, featuring works by Mozart, Debussy, Dvořák and Poulenc. March 15: Recital with tenor Hector Valle and baritone Jorge Rubalcava, accompanied by pianist Andrés Sarre. Pieces by Puccini, Donizetti, Rossini, Bizet, Bach, Mozart and others.

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


Noel Gallagher’s   High Flying Birds 

One of the brothers from famed U.K. band Oasis (disbanded 2009) hits town with his new outfit, High Flying Birds. With a name inspired by a Jefferson Airplane song, the band has won multiple awards in the United Kingdom since its creation in 2011, many of them for the quality and intensity of their live performances.

Teatro Diana, Tuesday, March 8, 9 p.m.  500-1,900 pesos.


Jalisco Philharmonic Orchestra

“Haydn Plus – Cello Extravaganza.”  Conductor Seikyo Kim, plus six violoncello soloists from the JPO. Works by Galindo, Popper, Tchaikovsky, Popper, Faure, Saint-Saens, Paganini and Haydn. 

Teatro Degollado, Thursday, March 10, 8:30 p.m. and Sunday, March 13, 12:30 p.m. 110-200 pesos.


Folk Dance

Acclaimed Ballet Folklorico de Mexico puts on a special show full of color and vitality.

Teatro Diana, Saturday, March 12, 8:30 p.m.  200-990 pesos.



Highly rated Hungarian troupe presents a unique blend of authentic Irish step and modern dance.   Their family oriented show, “Twelve Dancing Princesses,” is based on a classic story by Grimm, to Guadalajara.

Teatro Diana, Sunday, March 13, 6 p.m. 200-400 pesos.


Mexican Rock

The next Alternative Wednesday concert features Playa Magenta on March 16.

Teatro Vivian Blumenthal (Tomas V. Gomez 125), 8:30 p.m.  160 pesos.


Jalisco Philharmonic Orchestra

“Shostakovich 19: Stalin Code.”   Conductor Marco Parisotto, soloist Iván Pérez (violin).  Paganini’s Violin Concerto No.1 and Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 10. 

Teatro Degollado, Thursday, March 17, 8:30 p.m. and Sunday, March 20, 6 p.m. 110-200 pesos.


Live from the Met

Live HD transmissions continue from the Metropolitan Opera House in New York. Richard Eyre’s new production of Puccini’s “Manon Lescaut” stars Kristine Opolais in the title role and Roberto Alagna as des Grieux.

Teatro Diana, Saturday, March 19, 11:55 a.m.  100-250 pesos.


Thursday Dance

Free Thursday contemporary dance recitals featuring talented troupes and performers continue with “El Libro que no tenia Letras” for children on March 10 and the troupe Biguidibela on March 17. 

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


Sleeping Beauty

For the third consecutive year, the Ballet de Jalisco, the state’s only professional troupe, presents this stunning work by Charles Perrault in the glorious setting of the famed Cabañas Institute.  Enhancing the piece will be a multi-media show and fireworks.

Instituto Cultural Cabañas, Friday, April 1; Saturday, April 2; and Sunday, April 3, 8 p.m.  


Pablo Escobar

Highly acclaimed Mexican folk singer in concert.

Teatro Diana, Wednesday, April 6, 9 p.m.  300-500 pesos.


Jalisco Philharmonic Orchestra

“Jalisco Talents I.”  Conductor Jose Kamuel Zepeda, soloist Santiago Lomelin (piano).  Works by Schubert, Gomezanda and Ponce.

Teatro Degollado, Thursday, April 7, 8:30 p.m. and Sunday, April 10, 6 p.m. 110-200 pesos.


Live from the Met

Live HD transmissions continue from the Metropolitan Opera House in New York. with one of the defining roles in opera. “Madama Butterfly” is a young geisha who believes that her marriage of convenience to an American navy officer is real love.   Unknown to her, however, her husband intends to leave her as soon as he finds an American wife, as Japanese divorce laws are very lax. He leaves shortly after their wedding, and Butterfly patiently waits years for his return.  Kristine Opolais reprises her acclaimed portrayal of Madama Butterfly in Anthony Minghella’s stunning production, which has been hugely popular with audiences since its premiere in 2006. 

Teatro Diana, Saturday, April 9, 10:55 a.m.  100-250 pesos.



Spanish singer whose album La Noche Mas Larga was nominated for Best Latin Jazz Album at the 56th Annual Grammy Awards in 2014.

Teatro Diana, Sunday, April 10, 6 p.m.  275-1090 pesos.


Jalisco Philharmonic Orchestra

“The Art of Mendelssohn.” Soloist Leticia Moreno (violin).  Works by Mendelssohn and Revueltas.

Teatro Degollado, Thursday, April 14, 8:30 p.m. and Sunday, April 17, 6 p.m. 110-200 pesos.


Jalisco Philharmonic Orchestra

“A Faustian Symphony.” Conductor Marco Parisotto, soloist Cesar Delgado (tenor), with the Coro Varonil.  Works by Mozart and Liszt.

Teatro Degollado, Thursday, April 21, 8:30 p.m. and Sunday, April 24, 6 p.m. 110-200 pesos.


Isaac Hernandez

World-renowned Tapatio comes home with an all-star cast for ballet gala.

Auditorio Telmex, Saturday, July 30, 8:30 p.m. 250-850 pesos.

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