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Entertainment Guide – April 8, 2016

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 8; Saturday, April 9; and Sunday, April 10, 8:15 p.m.  



Spanish singer whose album “La Noche Mas Larga” was nominated for Best Latin Jazz Album at the 56th Annual Grammy Awards in 2014. The daughter of Equatoguinean parents, Buika currently lives in Miami and has performed all over the globe in the last 12 months. She has been compared to Nina Simone, Chavela Vargas, Cesaria Evora, Billie Holiday, Edith Piaf and Amy Winehouse. 

Teatro Diana, Sunday, April 10, 6 p.m.  275-1,090 pesos.


Contemporary Sounds

Popular contemporary music sessions continue each Monday with reggae/ska band MonteBong on April 11 and the Daniel López Jazz Trío on April 18.  

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


Thursday Dance

Free Thursday contemporary dance recitals continue in April with a series of works for children featuring local troupes.  “Las Danzas del Mundo con Cri-Cri” on April 14, “Érase una vez” on April 21, “El Hombre Que Solo Sabía Amar” on April 28.

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


Live from the Met

Live HD transmissions continue from the Metropolitan Opera House in New York, with one of the defining roles in opera. “Madame Butterfly” is a young geisha who believes that her marriage of convenience to an American navy officer is real love.  Anthony Minghella’s stunning production has been hugely popular with audiences since its premiere in 2006. 

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


Jalisco Philharmonic Orchestra

“Jalisco Talents I.”  Guest conductor Alejandro Hernández-Valdez with piano soloists Jose Kamuel Zepeda and Daniel Ochoa Gaxiola.  Also featuring the Guadalajara Youth Orchestra, directed by Juan Tucán Franco. Works by Schubert, Gomezanda and Ponce.

Teatro Degollado, Sunday, April 10, 6 p.m. 110-200 pesos.


Les Luthiers

Argentine comedy-musical group noted for their use of home-made musical instruments (hence the name luthiers, French for “musical instrument maker”).

Auditorio Telmex, Monday, April 11, 9 p.m. 300-1,400 pesos.


Jalisco Philharmonic Orchestra

“The Art of Mendelssohn.” Soloist is acclaimed Spanish violinist Leticia Moreno.  Works by Mendelssohn and Revueltas.

Teatro Degollado, Thursday, April 14, 8:30 p.m. and Sunday, April 17, 12:30 p.m. 110-200 pesos.


Jazz concert

The New York Jazz All Stars series, sponsored by the Universidad de Guadalajara in conjunction with Jazz at Lincoln Center, presents the Sharel Cassity Quintet.

Teatro Vivian Blumenthal (Tomás V. Gómez 125, Colonia Ladron de Guevara), Thursday, April 14, 8:30 p.m.


Live from the Met

Metropolitan Opera House live transmission of the company’s premiere of Donizetti’s “Roberto Devereux,” conducted by Maurizio Benini and directed by David McVicar.

Teatro Diana, Saturday, April 16, 11:55 a.m.  100-250 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.


The Prodigy

Multiple award winning English electronic music group credited as pioneers of the big beat genre.

Auditorio Telmex, Friday, April 22, 8:30 p.m. 350-1,180 pesos.


Progressive folk/rock

The next Alternative Wednesday concert features local band Pumcayo and Kanaku y el Tigre from Peru. 

Teatro Vivian Blumenthal (Tomas V. Gomez 125), Wednesday, April 27, 8:30 p.m.  160 pesos.

Romeo & Juliet

In honor of the 400th anniversary of the death of English literary great William Shakespeare and International Dance Day, the Ballet Joven de Jalisco and the Jalisco Philharmonic Orchestra team up for a special presentation of this famous classical dance work telling the familiar tale of two young lovers at the mercy of powerful families and their own hearts, set to Prokofiev’s soaring score.

Teatro Degollado, Thursday, April 28, 8:30 p.m.; Friday, April 29, 8:30 p.m. and Saturday, April 30, 7:30 p.m.


Live from the Met

The Metropolitan Opera House season ends with live transmission of Richard Strauss’s “Elektra,” conducted by Esa-Pekka Salonen

Teatro Diana, Saturday, April 30, 11:55 a.m.  100-250 pesos.

The Legend of Zelda

The latest edition of The Legend of Zelda symphony will add brand-new music and visuals from the new The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes game for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems. These scores and game play images from the new game will join the show’s classic repertoire from seasons past, maintaining the beloved experience fans have come to expect.

Teatro Diana, Wednesday, May 11, 8:30 p.m.  450-1,300 pesos.


Jazz concert

The New York Jazz All Stars series features Clarence Pen and Penn Station.

Teatro Vivian Blumenthal (Tomás V. Gómez 125, Colonia Ladron de Guevara), Thursday, May 12, 8:30 p.m.


Glen Miller Orchestra

Nostalgic concert of 1940s music and wartime chart toppers. Featuring classic hits such as “Moonlight Serenade,” “Chattanooga Choo Choo,” and “Pennsylvania 6500.”

Teatro Diana, Wednesday, May 18, 9 p.m.  500-1,400 pesos.


Dance from Russia

The St. Petersburg Classic Ballet presents “Giselle,” considered one of the finest works in classical dance. 

Teatro Diana, Sunday, May 22, 6 p.m.  250-500 pesos.


God Save the Queen

Top tribute band to British rockers Queen in concert.

Auditorio Telmex, Friday, May 27, 9 p.m. 400-800 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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