Akram Khan Dance Company
The penultimate presentations in the May Cultural Festival feature the 14-year-old Akram Khan Company, one of the foremost innovative dance outfits in the United Kingdom, present the show “Kaash.” Danced by a strong international cast of performers, Kaash (the Hindi word for “if only”) continues Khan’s quest to build bridges between the worlds of contemporary dance and the Indian classical dance form Kathak, which traces its origins to the nomadic bards of ancient northern India, known as Kathakars or storytellers.
Teatro Degollado, Friday, May 29 & Saturday, May 30, 8:30 p.m. 100-250 pesos.
Casa Museo Lopez Portillo
Guadalajara’s furniture museum offers free recitals for classical musical enthusiasts, featuring up-and-coming and established performers. Saturday, May 30, 6:30 p.m.: flute students of professor Cuauhtemoc Garcia.
Casa Museo Lopez Portillo (Liceo 177). All shows at 8 p.m., unless stated. Free
A dance gala featuring the Ensamble de Ballet Clasico de Zapopan. directed by Jaime Camarena.
Museo de Arte de Zapopan, Saturday, May 30, 8:30 p.m. Free.
Legendary late 60s and 70s British rock band reprise hits such as “Smoke on the Water” and “Highway Star,” as well as some newer sounds.
Auditorio Telmex, Saturday, May 30, 9 p.m. 500-1,250 pesos.
Dance on Thursdays
Free modern dance shows put on by talented groups on Thursday evenings.
Teatro Alarife Martin Casillas, Thursdays, Free
Thursdays at the Palace
Instead of politicians arguing, see free recitals in Guadalajara city hall’s council chamber.
Palacio Municipal de Guadalajara (next to Guadalajara cathedral), Thursdays. Free.
Joe Sanders Infinity
The Jazz at Lincoln Center series continues with a concert featuring one of the most sought-after bass players of his generation. Sanders has played, recorded and toured with many great musicians, including Ravi Coltrane, Herbie Hancock and Dave Brubeck, among others. A graduate of the Thelonious Monk Institute, his Infinity band plays in jazz clubs in New York City, and he tours frequently in Europe with the Gerald Clayton Trio.
Teatro Vivian Blumenthal (Tomas V. Gomez 125), Thursday, June 11, 9 p.m. 200 pesos.
Joven Ballet de Jalisco
Experience the passion and drama of Shakespeare’s classic tale of star-crossed lovers in Joven Ballet de Jalisco’s premiere of “Romeo and Juliet,” set to Sergei Prokofiev’s enthralling music and choreographed by the company’s Artistic Director Dariusz Blajer. Let the dancing, music and sets transport you to Renaissance-era Italy.
Teatro Degollado, Friday, June 12, 8:30 p.m.; Saturday, June 13, 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, June 14, 12:30 p.m. 50-300 pesos.
The Moscow State Ballet presents “Cinderella,” composed by Sergei Prokofiev.
Auditorio Telmex, Sunday, June 14, 6 p.m. 500-600 pesos.
Puerto Rican singer, songwriter, actor and author has big fan base in Mexico. Many still remember the sensational start of his career at the age of 12 with the all-boy pop group Menudo. Has sold over 85 million albums, had 95 platinum records, 11 Number One hit songs and won countless awards.
Auditorio Telmex, Thursday, June 18, 8 p.m.
Unity: the Latin Tribute to Michael Jackson
A tribute show whose creator Tony Succar says combines the soul of Michael Jackson with the essence of Latin sound.
Auditorio Telmex, Saturday, June 20, 8 p.m.
Hard to believe this boy band was formed 22 years ago,
Auditorio Telmex, Saturday, June 27, 8 p.m.
Young Folk Dancers
A performance by the Ballet Folclorico Infantil de la Universidad de Guadalajara – the folk dance stars of tomorrow. You’ll be amazed how good they are! Some kids started dancing at age five.
Teatro Diana, Sunday, June 28, 6 p.m.
The Orquesta Sinfonia Juvenil de Guadalajara performs music by the Fab Four.
Auditorio Telmex, Saturday, July 4, 8 p.m.
All You Need is Love
Tribute to The Beatles by local bands, headed by Azul Violeta. A benefit for the Nariz Roja children’s charity.
Teatro Diana, Thursday, July 23, 7 p.m.
Teatro Degollado (far end of Plaza de la Liberacion, Guadalajara city center) Tickets available at the theater box office Wed. to Sun. 10 a.m.-8 p.m. or through Ticketmaster at (33) 3818-3800 and www.ticketmaster.com.mx. For more information call (33) 3614-4773.
Teatro Diana (Avenida 16 de Septiembre 710, two blocks from Guadalajara’s Parque Agua Azul) Tickets available at the theater box office Mon. to Sun. 11 a.m.-8 p.m. or from Ticketmaster (see above). For more information call (33) 3614-7072 or visit www.teatrodiana.com.
Auditorio Telmex (Periferico and Parres Arias, Los Belenes, Zapopan) Tickets available at the theater box office Mon. to Sat. 11 a.m.-7 p.m. or from Ticketmaster (see above). For more information call (33) 3636-5200 or visit www.auditoriotelmex.com.
Teatro Alarife Martin Casillas (Prolongacion Alcalde 1351) Tickets available at the Jalisco Direccion de Danza at the Foro de Arte y Cultura, just next door. For more information call (33) 3942-1200 ext. 47859 and 47853.