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City Living - May 9, 2014

Street circus/theater presentations are now part and parcel of the May Cultural Festival, which got underway this week with concerts at the Degollado Theater. Among artists and groups appearing this year – many of them from the Canadian province of Quebec – are Throw2Catch, Caberlion Cirque, Les Buffalo Girls, Le Cirque des Curiosité, Satellite Theatre, Makadam Kanibal and Cirque et Productions.

You can catch these talented and humorous performers at the following locations and times May 15 through 18.

Thursday, May 15. Parque Revolution, 5 and 7 p.m.; Jardin del Carmen 6:30 p.m.

Friday, May 16. Parque Revolution, 6 p.m.; Estación Juárez/Tren Ligero, 4 p.m.; Plaza Fundadores, 6:30 p.m.; Jardín del Carmen, 7 p.m.; Teatro Degollado Explande, 7:30 p.m.;

Saturday, May 17. Plaza Juárez/Tianguis Cultural, 11 a.m., 1 p.m.; Trompo Magico, noon, 1 p.m.; Plaza Andares, 6 p.m., 7:30 p.m.; Plaza Universidad, 6 p.m.; Plaza Fundadores, 8 p.m.

Sunday. May 18. Parque Revolución, 11 a.m., 12:30 p.m.; Plaza de la Liberación, 7 & 8 p.m.


More May Festival Performances

Monday, May 26: Piano recital by Antonio Manzo. Templo de San Agustín, 8:45 p.m. Free.

Tuesday, May 27: Recital by guitarists Alejandro Lazo from Mexico and John Paul Gladwell from the United States. Teatro Degollado, 8:30 p.m. 100 pesos.

Wednesday, May 28: Piano recital by Antonio Manzo. Templo de San Agustín, 8:45 p.m. Free.

Friday, May 30, & Saturday, May 31: Diavolo Dance Theater from California. Teatro Degollado, 8:30 p.m. 200-350 pesos.

Sunday, June 1: Diavolo Dance Theater from California. Teatro Degollado, 12:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. 200-350 pesos.



Fancy Gourmet

Zapopan’s upmarket Plaza Andares hosts a gastronomic festival and fair on Friday, May 16 through Sunday, May 18 on its Terraza Vip.

Fancy Gourmet is a three-day event that will feature a “food area” with invited chefs from restaurants such as Sabina Bandera, Mariscos La Guerrerense from Baja California, Olio Bistro, Ofelia Bistro and Hemingway’s. There will also be cooking classes, demonstrations, wine tastings and conferences.

The festival will kick off on Thursday, May 15 with a special dinner at the plaza’s Olio Bistro cooked by noted chef Javier Plascencia, owner of Finca Altozano in Baja California. Reservations can be made at the restaurant and, possibly, next week via Ticketmaster.

Plaza Andares hugs the corner of Avenida Patria and Aceuducto. Underground parking is available.


Day Against Homophobia

Like last year, International Day Against Homophobia will be marked with a silent march in the Guadalajara city center on Saturday, May 17, 10 a.m.


New eateries

Two well-known U.S. restaurant chains will open later this year in the Unicenter Plaza at the corner of Patria and Acueducto in Zapopan. Seafood eatery Red Lobster and Italian specialists Olive Garden are expected to invest around two million dollars in their new Guadalajara outlets.