The International Book Fair (FIL) presents free nightly shows in the Foro Expo, in front of the entrance to the Expo Guadalajara, all at 9 p.m. The line-up is a mix of artists from Madrid, this year’s invited guest at FIL, and Mexico.
Saturday, November 25: Vetsua Morla + Porter
Sunday, November 26: Xoel López + Siddartha
Monday, November 27: Juan Perro + Depredo
Tuesday, November 28: De la Puríssima + Sonido Gallo Negro
Wednesday, November 29: Leiva + Natalia Lafourcade
Thursday, November 30: León Benavente + Amaral
Friday, December 1: Carla Morrison + Dani Martin
Saturday, December 2: Neon Indian + Nortec Collective Presents: Bostich + Fussible
Sunday, December 3: El Guincho + Instituto Mexicano del Sonido
Concerts/recitals are held on Mondays at this cultural complex to the north of the city. November 27: Tridente Jazz Trio interpret pieces by Scott Joplin, Duke Ellington, Cole Porter, Gershwin, Claude Bolling. December 4: The Monica Zuloaga Christmas Quartet.
Palcco, Mondays, 8 p.m. 100 pesos.
The Jalisco Culture Secretariat’s “Martes de Música y Ópera” series showcases talented classical musicians at free-of-charge Tuesday evening recitals. November 28: Zapopan Municipal Choir directed by Timothy G. Ruff Welch.
Teatro Alarife Martín Casillas, Tuesdays, 8 p.m. Free.
Jalisco Philharmonic Orchestra
Opera gala with pieces by Bellini, Bizet, Puccini, Leoncavallo, Massenet, Mascagni, von Reznicek and Tchaikovsky. Marco Parisotto conducts, with U.S. soprano Lauren Michelle and Italian tenor Lorenzo Decaro.
Teatro Degollado, Thursday, November 23, 8:30 p.m. and Sunday, November 26, 12:30 p.m. 200-400 pesos.
Jalisco Philharmonic Orchestra
Tenor Rame Lahaj is the invited artist as the state orchestra presents Neapolitan songs and arias under the baton of Marco Parisotto. Pieces by Verdi, Puccini, Rossini and Respighi, among others.
Teatro Degollado, Thursday, November 30, 8:30 p.m. and Sunday, December 3, 6 p.m. 200-400 pesos.
Celebrated Peruvian folk singer in concert.
Conjunto de Artes Escenicas (Periferico and Prolongacion Laureles), Friday, December 1, 9 p.m. 605-1,100 pesos.
The Gerardo Pontierr Symphony and Rock Tour includes 20 musicians on stage, as well as invited artists. Pontierr has previously enjoyed a decade-long career as a violinist.
Teatro Diana, Friday, December 1, 8:30 p.m. 190-490 pesos.
The Russian State Ballet Voronezh presents seasonal favorite.
Teatro Diana, Friday, December 8, 7:30 p.m. 280-650 pesos.
Jazz ensemble led by bassist, composer and producer Michael League. Known as a fusion-influenced jam band that makes exploratory jazz, rock, and funk music.
Teatro Diana, Wednesday, December 13, 9 p.m. 400-1,100 pesos.
The Ballet de Jalisco and the Jalisco Philharmonic Orchestra team up for this production of the holiday classic. Jesus Medina is the invited conductor, while Dariusz Blajer directs the ballet troupe, the only full-time professional outfit in Jalisco.
Teatro Degollado, Thursday, December 14 and Friday, December 15, 8:30 p.m.; Saturday, December 16, 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, December 17, 12:30 p.m. 100-400 pesos.
The Guadalajara Cathedral children’s Choir presents a Christmas concert.
Teatro Diana, Sunday, December 17, 6 p.m. 200-400 pesos.
GR RECOMMENDS: Acrobatic Nutcracker
Founded in 1951, the Dalian Acrobatic Troupe is one of the most well known acrobatic troupes in China. In its debut tour to Mexico, the outfit will present a mix of acrobatics, ballet and pantomime in an ingenious version of “The Nutcracker,” with music by Tchaikovsky.
Conjunto de Artes Escenicas (Periferico and Prolongacion Laureles), Friday, December 1, 9 p.m.; Saturday, December 2, 7 p.m. and Sunday, December 3, 7 p.m. 440-1,100 pesos.