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Entertainment Guide - August 20, 2016

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. August 23: Bosques Umbrosos Quartet, featuring baritone Rami Martínez, playing early music, mainly 15-17th century Spanish.  August 30: Piano recital by Elena Camarena. September 13: Tlalipac chamber orchestra with soprano Natalia Ramos, including well-known pieces by Puccini and Rossini. 

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

Thursday Dance

Free presentations by contemporary dance groups. August 25: Bailes de salón (son Cubano, danzón, bolero, cha cha cha, mambo, cumbia, salsa).

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

Mariachi galas

As in past years, the International Mariachi Festival stages nightly galas featuring some of the country’s top mariachi bands: Vargas de Tecalitlán, Nuevo Tecalitlán, Sol de América and América de Don Jesús Rodríguez de Hijar. Accompanied by the Jalisco Philharmonic Orchestra, these evenings, while expensive, are emotional experiences and full of color. 

Teatro Degollado, Friday, August 26; Saturday, August 27; Tuesday, August 30; Wednesday, August 31; Thursday, September 1; Friday, September 2. All at 8 p.m.470-2,170 pesos.

Sin Bandera 

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

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

Jazz concert

The 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.”

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

Ballet folklorico

Two 50th anniversary shows given by the famed Universidad de Guadalajara troupe.  Should be a blast!

Teatro Degollado, Sundays, September 11 and 18, 6 p.m.

Homage to Consuelo Velázquez

Various artists will be on stage to remember the work of Consuelo Velázquez, the Mexican concert pianist, songwriter and recording artist who died in 2005 at the age of 88. She wrote such hits as “Amar y vivir,” “Verdad amarga,” “Franqueza,” “Cachito,” “Enamorada” and the enduring 1940s-era standard “Bésame mucho,” a romantic ballad that was recorded by artists around the globe.

Teatro Degollado, Tuesday, September 13, 8 p.m.

Ballet de Jalisco 

The state’s only full-time professional dance troupe presents “Don Quijote,” based on the famous work by Miguel de Cervantes.

Teatro Degollado, Friday, September 23, 8:30 p.m.; Saturday, September 24, 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, September 25, 12;30 p.m. 55-350 pesos.

Glenn Miller Orchestra

Turn back the clock to hear swing dance melodies from yesteryear.  The present Glenn Miller Orchestra was formed in 1956 and has been touring consistently since, playing an average of 300 live dates a year all over the world.

Teatro Diana, Thursday, September 29, 9 p.m. 500-1,400 pesos

Swan Lake

Famed Moscow State Ballet performs arguably the world’s most famous classical work.

Auditorio Telmex, Friday, September 30, 9 p.m. 300-650 pesos.


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.

Roberto Carlos

Brazilian pop singer still treading the boards at the age of 75.

Auditorio Telmex, Sunday, September 25, 9 p.m. 375-1,500 pesos. 


Mexican debut for British theatrical sensation that has become a global phenomenon. The performers use their body and everyday objects as percussion instruments to create a physical theatrical experience. Stomp’s New York production passed its 5,000th performance mark in 2006.

Teatro Diana, Saturday, October 1, 6 and 9  p.m. 500-1,250 pesos.

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