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Entertainment Guide - July 23, 2016


The final of Placido Domingo’s international opera competition will take place inside a sold-out Teatro Degollado.

A live, free broadcast of the program will be shown on a large screen in front of the theater in the Plaza de la Liberation. The Teatro Diana also opens its doors to allow the public to view the transmission, with tickets from 100-300 pesos.

Sunday, July 24, 6 p.m.

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. July 26: Melodies from La Belle Epoque with Laetitia Grimaldi Spitzer (soprano) and Ammiel Bushakevitz (piano). August 9: Carlos López (baritone), Jorge Jiménez (tenor), Vanessa Jara (mezzosoprano) and Lorena Flores (soprano) are joined by pianist Andrés Sarre to perform famous operatic pieces by Puccini, Verdi, Rossini, Massenet, Mozart, Cilea and Ponchielli. August 16: Sopranos Cecilia Ledesma Díaz and Mónica Barbosa Ibarra with pianist Juan Pablo García. August 30: Piano recital by Elena Camarena.

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

Thursday Dance

Free presentations by contemporary dance groups. July 28: flamenco. August 11: tango, August 18: Irish dance, August 25: Bailes de salón (son Cubano, danzón, bolero, cha cha cha, mambo, cumbia, salsa).

Teatro Alarife Martin Casillas, Thursdays, 6 p.m. Free.

Alberto Cortez

One of Argentina’s most famous crooners in concert. Still going strong at 76 years of age.

Teatro Diana, Thursday, July 28 and Friday, July 29, 9 p.m. 250-1,200 pesos.

Jazz & art

Opening gala of the Jalisco Jazz Festival 2016, organized by the Instituto de Jazz Tónica, features a visual art performance by “Jazzamoart” (jazz, amor y arte), the pseudonym of Guanajuato artist Javier Vázquez Estupiñán (above). He will create a painting on stage while being inspired and motivated by music from the Federico Sánchez Quartet. 

Palacio de la Cultura y la Comunicación (Palcco), Friday, July 29, 8 p.m.  500-650 pesos.



“Amadeus,” the play written by Peter Shaffer that was turned into a movie by Milos Forman and won eight Oscars in 1985, will be staged in all its glory at the Teatro Degollado on July 29 and 30.  The acclaimed stage work relates the story of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, as told by his peer and secret rival Antonio Salieri, who is confined to an insane asylum.  The production, part of the Mexico-Germany Dual Year program, features more than 40 artists and include pieces from Mozart classics such as “The Magic Flute,” “The Marriage of Figaro,” “Cosi Fan Tutte” and “Requiem.”

Teatro Degollado, Friday, July 29 8:30 p.m., and Saturday, July 30, 5 and 8:30 p.m. 250-450 pesos.

U.S. jazz

Jazz guitarist Charlie Hunter (above) and drummer Scott Amendola, both from the United States, in concert as part of the Jalisco Jazz Festival 2016.

Palcco, Thursday, August 4, 8 p.m. 500-650 pesos.

Tonica All-Stars

Jalisco Jazz Festival 2016 closing concert features the “Tonica All-Stars”: Beasley, Hunter and Amendola, as well as Brian Lynch, Ernesto Ramos, Victor Correa, Michael Blake, Ben Shephard, David Leon, Keena Dimick, Lowell Ringel, Kyle Swan. Alexander Alfred, Jonah Udall and Chuck Bergeron.

Palcco, Saturday, August 6, 8 p.m. 500-650 pesos.

Folk dance

The Ballet Folclórico troupe sponsored by Guadalajara city hall gives the second of two summer performances. 

Teatro Degollado, Friday, August 12, 8 p.m. 100-250 pesos.

Laura Pausini

Italian pop singer has a large following in Mexico.

Auditorio Telmex, Sunday, August 14, 8:30 p.m. 650-2,300 pesos.

Sin Bandera 

Popular Latino pop duo is made up of Mexico’s Leonel García and Argentinean Noel Schajris.

Saturday, August 27, 9 p.m. 300-1,700 pesos.

Jazz concert

New York Jazz All Stars series, sponsored by the Universidad de Guadalajara and Jazz at Lincoln Center, presents Marcus Printup Quintet. 

Teatro Vivian Blumenthal (Tomás V. Gómez 125, Colonia Ladron de Guevara), Thursday, September 1, 9 p.m. 200 pesos in advance or 350 pesos at the door.

Alejandro Fernandez

Ranchero singer and heartthrob is the son of legendary crooner Vicente Fernandez, but is fast becoming as popular as his “old man.”

Saturday, September 3, 9 p.m. and Sunday, September 4, 8 p.m.


Concert by hugely successful U.S.-Scottish alternative rock band, formed in 1993 in Madison, Wisconsin.

Teatro Diana, Sunday, September 4, 8 p.m.  250-2,100 pesos.

GR RECOMMENDS: Fiesta de Jazz

Jalisco Jazz Festival 2016, organized by the Instituto de Jazz Tónica, continues with a “Fiesta de Jazz” featuring a slew of well-known domestic and international artists, including pianist John Beasley, one time accompanist to Freddie Hubbard and Miles Davis, as well as Toktli, Frost Ensemble, Federico Sanchez Quartet, Carlos Corona Quartet.

Palcco, Sunday, July 31, 5 p.m. 200-300 pesos.

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