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Entertainment Guide - August 11, 2018


The Ballet de Jalisco present “La Fille mal gardée” (The Wayward Daughter), a comic ballet in two acts, inspired by Pierre-Antoine Baudouin’s 1789 painting, La réprimande/Une jeune fille querellée par sa mère.

Teatro Degollado, Friday, August 10, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, August 11, 6:30 p.m., and Sunday, August 12, 12:30 p.m.  

Disney on Ice

All those lovable cartoon characters will be sliding, twirling and jumping around a frozen block of water at another summer vacation presentation of Disney on Ice.

Auditorio Telmex, Friday, August 10, noon, 4 and 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, August 11, noon, 4 and 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, August 12, noon, 4 and 7:30 p.m. 150-1,350 pesos.

Monday concerts

Free concerts by contemporary pop and rock artists of various genres –  local, national and, sometimes, international. August 13: Cian (jazz, rock, contemporary classic). August 20: Jose Meyer y los Bravos de Occidente  (fusion of folk, country, americana and classic rock). August 27: Soulvivors (blues).

Teatro Alarife Martín Casillas, Mondays, 8 p.m. Free.

More on Mondays

Monday concerts of differing genres. August 13: Mexicanto. August 20: Ensamble Scherzy.

Palcco, Mondays, 8:30 p.m. 100 pesos.

Tuesday recitals


The Jalisco Culture Secretariat’s “Martes de Musica y Opera” series showcases talented classical musicians at free-of-charge Tuesday evening recitals. August 14: Yalissa Cruz Espino (cello), Rosa María Valdez (piano) and special invited guest Sergio Emilio Parra (piano). August 21: Operatic favorites with Alan Hernandez (tenor), Gabriela Florez (mezzosoprano), Hector Miguel Ocampo (piano), Erick Lopez (flute). August 28: Ancient music with Volta, a  nine-member group.

Teatro Alarife Martín Casillas, Tuesdays, 8 p.m. Free.

Rock Pack: The Legends of Rock

A concert experience featuring the lead vocalists, past and present from bands such as Chicago (Bill Champlin), Journey (Kevin Chalfant), Boston (Fran Cosmo), Santana (Alex Lingergood) and Toto (Bobby Kimball). and more.

Teatro Diana, Wednesday, August 22, 9 p.m.

God Save the Queen

One of the most highly-rated Queen tribute bands in concert.

Palcco, Thursday, August 23, 9 p.m. 250-350 pesos.

Marquis Hill Quartet

Award-winning trumpeter, composer, and bandleader Marquis Hill is a highly skilled jazz musician with a bent toward soulful post-bop. A native of Chicago, Hill won first place in both the 2012 International Trumpet Guild’s Jazz Improvisation Competition and the 2013 Carmine Caruso International Jazz Trumpet Solo Competition. He has performed with a wide array of artists including Benny Golson, Rodney Whitaker, Steve Turre, and others.

Conjunto de Artes Escénicas, Thursday, August 23, 9 p.m.

Mariachi galas

The gala concerts at the majestic Teatro Degollado are among the high points of the International Mariachi Festival in Guadalajara, scheduled August 22 to September 2.  On six evenings during the festival, the country’s top mariachi groups perform alongside the Jalisco Philharmonic Orchestra in lively and emotional performances.

Teatro Degollado, Friday, August 24; Saturday, August 25; Tuesday, August 28; Wednesday, August 29; Thursday, August 30 and Friday, August 31. All at 8:30 p.m. 550-2,300 pesos, available from Ticketmaster and Chamber of Commerce (Camara de Comercio) box offices (3880-9043).

Cirque du Soleil


The famed Montreal-based troupe brings its Mexican-themed show, Luzia, to Guadalajara for a series of presentations. Luzia is  inspired by the richness of the Mexican culture, its name fusing the sound of luz (light in Spanish) and lluvia (rain), two elements at the core of the show’s creation.  The show features a cast of 44 artists from 15 countries and is Cirque du Soleil’s 38th production since 1984. Its promoters in this country describe the show as “a sumptuous journey through an imaginary Mexico – a surreal world suspended between dreams and real life.”

Explanda Lopez Mateos (Avenida Lopez Mateos and Las Rosas). 890-2,290 pesos, available from Ticketmaster.  Thursday, August 30, 9 p.m.; Friday, August 31. 9 p.m.; Saturday, September 1, 5 and 9 p.m.; Sunday, September 2, 1 and 5 p.m.; Tuesday, September 4, 9 p.m.; Wednesday, September 5, 9 p.m.; Thursday, September 6, 9 p.m.; Friday, September 7, 9 p.m.; Saturday, September 8, 5 and 9 p.m.; Sunday, September 9, 1 and 5 p.m.; Tuesday, September 11, 9 p.m.; Wednesday, September 12, 9 p.m.; Thursday, September 13, 9 p.m.; Friday, September 14, 9 p.m.; Saturday, September 15, 5 and 9 p.m.; Sunday, September 16, 1 and 5 p.m.



Alaska-born mezzosoprano Vivica Genaux in concert, accompanied by baroque musical group Antiqva Metropoli, directed by Luca Giardini, also an accomplished violinist.

Conjunto de las Artes Escénicas, Saturday, September 1, 8:30 p.m.

Catherine Russell Quartet

U.S. vocalist whose father, the late Luis Russell, was Louis Armstrong’s long-time musical director. Her mother, the late Carline Ray, held degrees from both Juilliard and the Manhattan School of Music and performed with the International Sweethearts of Rhythm during World War II.

Conjunto de Artes Escenicas, Thursday, September 20, 9 p.m. 200-350 pesos.


Depeche Mode tribute band, Strangelove, in concert. Despite being a British band, this outfit is composed of four musicians from Los Angeles.

Teatro Diana, Thursday, September 20, 9 p.m. 400-800 pesos.

Carmen, Bolero

The Ballet de Jalisco, the state’s only full-time professional classical dance troupe, presents an adaptation of this famed Spanish piece, accompanied by the Jalisco Philharmonic Orchestra. With music by Rodión Schedrin, based on Bizet’s original score, this will be a world premiere featuring new choreography by Mark Godden. Also, a performance of Ravel’s Bolero, with choreography by  Ballet de Jalisco director Dariusz Blajer.

Teatro Degollado, Friday, September 21, 8:30 p.m., Saturday, September 22, 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, September 23, 12:30 p.m.

Les Balletde Montecarlo

Premier European dance troupe presents “Swan Lake.”  Thirty dancers are expected in Guadalajara to perform ballet’s most famous and adored work. Established in 1985, the troupe is the official company of the Principality of Monaco.

Conjunto de Artes Escenicas, Friday, October 5, 9 p.m.; Saturday. October 6, 8 p.m. and Sunday, October 7, 6 p.m. 500-1,100 pesos.

Georgia National Ballet


Prestigious dance troupe from Eastern Europe presents “Khorumi,” a traditional war dance.

Conjunto de las Artes Escénicas, Wednesday, October 24, 8:30 p.m.

Academy of St. Martin in the Fields

World-famous chamber orchestra, founded by Sir Neville Marriner in 1958, makes a side trip to Guadalajara after headlining the Cervantino Festival in Guanajuato.

Conjunto de las Artes Escénicas, Thursday, October 25, 8:30 p.m.

GR RECOMMENDS: Orquesta Tipica de Guadalajara


A concert marks the 39th anniversary of the founding of this local group that performs traditional Mexican tunes, waltzes and polkas.  Invited artists include the Amaral Chorus, the Ballet Ciudad de Guadalajara, Dina Buendia and Alberto Angel “El Cuervo.”

Teatro Degollado, Tuesday, August 21, 8 p.m. 40-100 pesos.

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