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Entertainment Guide – May 21, 2015

Tuesday recitals
The Martes de Música y Ópera series sponsored by the Jalisco Culture Department attracts some truly stellar classical performers and it’s all free!  Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. On May 24: Songs from Spain with Teresa Banderas (mezzosoprano) and Jose Guadalupe Lopez Luevano (guitar). May 31: Recital with Brandon Sulbaran (violin) and Rosa Maria Valdez (piano).
Teatro Alarife Martin Casillas. Tuesdays, 8 p.m. Free.

Thursday Dance
Free Thursday contemporary dance groups featured this month are Bruja Danza on May 26.
Teatro Alarife Martin Casillas, Thursdays, 8 p.m. Free.

Zara McFarlane
MAY CULTURAL FESTIVAL.   British jazz singer Zara McFarlane shows off her fine voice at the May Cultural Festival in Guadalajara. She released her debut album, “Until Tomorrow,” in 2011. Named one of Los Angeles Times’ “Faces to Watch” in 2013,  she has already shared stages with greats such as Gregory Porter and Dianne Reeves.
Teatro Degollado, Saturday, May 21, 8:30 p.m. 200-350 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.

MAY CULTURAL FESTIVAL.   Internationally acclaimed Mexican baritone Alfredo Daza accompanies the Jalisco Philharmonic Orchestra (with invited conductor Ivan Lopez Reynoso) in pieces by composers Ruggero Leoncavallo, Gioachino Rossini, Vincenzo Bellini, Ricardo Castro and Maria Grever.
Teatro Degollado, Sunday, May 22, 6:30 p.m. 300-450 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.

The next Alternative Wednesday concert features U.S. musician David Aguilar and his band.
Teatro Vivian Blumenthal (Tomas V. Gomez 125), Wednesday, June 1, 8:30 p.m.  160 pesos.

Slava’s Snow Show
Stunning show put on by legendary Russian clown Slava Polunin is an indescribable blend of comedy, spectacle and poignant fantastical images.  Great entertainment for both adults and kids.
Teatro Diana, Thursday, June 2, 8:30 p.m.; Friday, June 3,   6:30 and 10 p.m.; Saturday, June 4, 5 and 9 p.m.; Sunday, June 5, 1 and 5 p.m.; Monday, June 6, 8:30 p.m.

Pied Piper
The Ballet Jalisco, the state’s only professional dance troupe, presents “The Pied Piper of Hamelin,” based on the version of the famous legend penned by Jakob and Wilhelm Grimm in 1816.
Teatro Degollado, Friday, June 3, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, June 4, 5 and 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, June 5, 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Jazz concert
The New York Jazz All Stars series, sponsored by the Universidad de Guadalajara in conjunction with Jazz at Lincoln Center, presents the Edward Simon Trio. Simon, a Venezuelan pianist and composer, has played with many jazz greats and on several Grammy-nominated jazz albums.
Teatro Vivian Blumenthal (Tomás V. Gómez 125, Colonia Ladron de Guevara), Thursday, June 9, 9 p.m. 200 pesos in advance (at theater) or 350 pesos at the door.

Russian Classical Ballet
One of the most prestigious ballet companies in Russia presents “Sleeping Beauty.”
Teatro Diana, Sunday, June 12, 6 p.m. 250-500 pesos.

Greek composer, keyboardist, pianist in concert.
Auditorio Telmex, Sunday, June 26, 8 p.m. 300-1,500 pesos.

Culture Club
British band led by Boy George reached heights in the 1980s, but still going strong despite several break ups. Known for hits “Do You Really Want To Hurt Me” and “Karma Chameleon.”
Auditorio Telmex, Wednesday, June 29, 9 p.m. 600-2,200 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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