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.
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 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.
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
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, Sunday, December 3, 6 p.m. 200-400 pesos.
December 4: The Monica Zuloaga Christmas Quartet. December 11: The Christmas Big Band.
Palcco, Mondays, 8 p.m. 100 pesos.
Free dance performances by talented professional and amateur groups held weekly. December 7: Rojo Flamenco presented by Aire y Compás.
Teatro Alarife Martín Casillas, Thursday. Free
The Russian State Ballet Voronezh presents seasonal favorite.
Teatro Diana, Friday, December 8, 7:30 p.m. 280-650 pesos.
The Gala Show Fusión: Primera Llamada brings together talented Mexican dancers to explore different contemporary fusions deriving from oriental dance.
Estudio Diana (part of Teatro Diana), Sunday, December 10, 1 p.m. 200 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.
Mariachi Los Camperos
One of Mexico leading exponents of the mariachi genre presents a Christmas-themed concert.
Teatro Diana, Thursday, December 14, 8:30 p.m. 300-900 pesos.
Solo para mujeres
Show about male striptease artists that caused plenty of controversy when it debuted 17 years ago, returns to Guadalajara. Chance to see some of Mexico’s finest male bods!
Auditorio Telmex, Thursday, December 14, 9 p.m. 300-1,600 pesos.
The Orquesta Sinfónica Juvenil de Guadalajara presents a musical tour through the eight “Harry Potter” movies.
Conjunto de Artes Escenicas (Periferico and Prolongacion Laureles), Saturday, December 16, 7 p.m. 220-440 pesos.
The Guadalajara Cathedral children’s Choir presents a Christmas concert.
Teatro Diana, Sunday, December 17, 6 p.m. 200-400 pesos.
GR RECOMMENDS: Magic Christmas
To get you into the holiday spirit, “A Magic Christmas,” featuring the voices of tenor Cesar Delgado and baritone Carlos Lopez, two gifted young Jalisco talents, will light up the Degollado for three shows. Under the direction of guest conductor Jesus Medina, the orchestra will perform Leroy Anderson’s Christmas Festival, pieces from Handel’s Messiah and Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker Suite, Schubert and Bach, before launching into a medley of yuletide favorites: Christmas Rocks, Silent Night, Sleigh Ride, White Christmas, Christmas at the Movies, Cantique de Noel and the Bells of Christmas.
Teatro Degollado, Friday, December 8, 8:30 p.m.; Sunday, December 10, 12:30 p.m. and Sunday, December 10. 6 p.m. 200-400 pesos.