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Entertainment Guide - December 9, 2017

Jalisco Philharmonic Orchestra

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 Jalisco Philharmonic 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.

The Nutcracker

The Russian State Ballet Voronezh presents seasonal favorite.

Teatro Diana, Friday, December 8, 7:30 p.m.  280-650 pesos.

Dance

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.

Monday concerts

December 11: The Christmas Big Band. December 18: The Coro Infantil San Luis Gonzaga, one of Guadalajara’s most celebrated children’s choirs for kids aged 7-14, interprets yuletide songs.

Palcco, Mondays, 8 p.m. 100 pesos.

Navidad Flamenca

A Christmas music and dance special depicting the events surrounding the birth of Jesus, all encompassed within the emotive Spanish tradition of flamenco.

Palcco, Wednesday, December 13, 8:30 p.m. 300-600 pesos.

Solo para mujeres

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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 Nutcracker

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.

Hogwarts

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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.

Cathedral Choir

The Guadalajara Cathedral children’s Choir presents a Christmas concert.

Teatro Diana, Sunday, December 17, 6 p.m.  200-400 pesos.

Extra Nutcracker

Due to four sold out shows  (see previous item), the Ballet de Jalisco reprises its performances of the holiday classic but  this time without the Jalisco Philharmonic Orchestra.

Teatro Degollado, Tuesday, December 19 and  Wednesday, December 20, 8:30 p.m.

Homage

“Así fue mi padre” (This was my father) is a tribute to famed Mexican composer/singer José Alfredo Jiménez (“El Rey”), presented by his son, José Alfredo Jiménez Medel. Featuring Mariachi Continental and invited guests.

Palcco, Saturday, January 20, 8:30 p.m.

Billy Elliot

Professional Spanish-language version – on tour from Mexico City – of West End/Broadway musical chronicling working-class English teen’s desire to learn ballet.    

Teatro Galerias (Avenida Lapizlazuli 3445, one block Plaza del Sol), Saturday, January 20, 5 and 8:30 p.m. and Sunday, January 21, 1 and 5 p.m. 550- 1,500 pesos.

Live from the Met

Sir David McVicar’s ravishing new production of “Tosca” offers a splendid backdrop for two extraordinary sopranos sharing the title role of the jealous prima donna: Sonya Yoncheva and Anna Netrebko. Music Director Emeritus James Levine conducts.

Teatro Diana, Saturday, January 27, noon. 100-250 pesos.

Martin Valverde

Popular religious singer from Costa Rica, naturalized Mexican, interprets “contemporary Catholic” music.

Teatro Diana, Friday, February 9, 8:30 p.m.

Joaquin Sabina

Acclaimed Argentine folk singer in concert.

Auditorio Telmex, Saturday, February 10, 9 p.m.  700-2,550 pesos.

GR RECOMMENDS: Snarky Puppy

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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.

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