Bogotá-based musical ensemble from Colombia with an Afro-Colombian sound that mixes Latin and European flavors.
Teatro Diana, Thursday, November 22, 9 p.m. 250-650 pesos
Black Eyed Peas
Hugely popular U.S. rap band consisting of will.i.am, apl.de.ap and Taboo.
Auditorio Telmex, Friday, November 23, 9 p.m.
Elegantly staged professional opera with Jalisco Philharmonic Orchestra and Zapopan Municipal Choir.
Teatro Degollado, Saturday, November 24; Tuesday, November 27; Thursday, November 29, and Saturday, December 1, all at 8 p.m. 200-700 pesos.
Jazz singer and daughter of Nina Simone brings her Feeling Good world tour to Guadalajara. Nominated for a Grammy Award as a member of Liquid Soul, for their album “Here’s the Deal,” she has appeared in many Broadway musicals, including “Rent,” “Aida,” “Jesus Christ Superstar” and “The Lion King.” The tour supports her album “My World,” released in 2016.
Conjunto de Artes Escenicas, Saturday, November 24, 8:30 p.m. 250-850 pesos.
Ricardo Ribeiro & JPO
Ricardo Ribeiro, a well-known fado singer from Portugal, presents a concert titled “Toada de Portalegre,” the name of a famous poem by José Régio. He is joined by U.S. percussionist Jarrod Cagwin and the Jalisco Philharmonic Orchestra.
Conjunto de las Artes, Sunday, November 25, 6 p.m. 165-308 pesos.
Jose Manuel Neto
Jose Manuel Neto, one of the most celebrated exponents of the Portuguese guitar, gives a concert as part of the International Book Fair (FIL) cultural program.
Conjunto de Artes Escenicas, Monday, November 26, 8:30 p.m. 250 pesos.
Irish singer-songwriter in concert.
Teatro Diana, Tuesday, November 27, 9 p.m. 420-1,100 pesos.
Symphony for Our World
Combining stunning National Geographic natural history footage with an original symphony and theme, created by Emmy- and BAFTA-nominated Bleeding Fingers Music, featuring composers Austin Fray and Andrew Christie, Symphony for Our World is a breathtaking musical journey through some of the world’s most incredible wildlife spectacles. With a live orchestra and choir, the show brings viewers from the depths of the sea, up coastlines, over mountains and soaring into the sky.
Teatro Diana, Wednesday, November 28, 8:30 p.m. 550-1,200 pesos.
Acclaimed Portuguese singer in concert.
Conjunto de Artes, Friday, November 30, 9 p.m. 550-990 pesos.
Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlán, often referred to as “the best mariachi band in Mexico,” is joined by singer Alejandra Orozco for this special 120th anniversary concert.
Teatro Diana, Friday, November 30, 8:30 p.m. 250-850 pesos.
Moscow State Ballet
Famed troupe presents seasonal classic, “The Nutcracker.”
Conjunto de Artes, Saturday, December 1, 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, December 2, 5 p.m. 550-990 pesos.
Spanish music legend Plácido Domingo conducts the Jalisco Philharmonic Orchestra in a performance of Giuseppe Verdi’s “Requiem.” Featuring soloists Maria Katzarava, Nancy Fabiola Herrera, Arturo Chacón-Cruz and Nicholas Brownlee and the Coro Municipal de Zapopan.
Conjunto de Artes, Sunday, December 2, 8 p.m. 500-2,000 pesos.
Ex Pink Floyd brings his Us and Them tour to Guadalajara.
Arena V.F.G., Tuesday, December 4, 9 p.m. 680-3,980 pesos.
The University of Guadalajara’s modern dance troupe presents the show “Mexican Traditions.”
Teatro Experimental de Jalisco (entrance to Agua Azul Park), Thursday, December 6, 9 p.m. 150 pesos.
The Dalian Acrobatic Troupe from China gives several performances of “The Terracota Prince” – loosely based on the famous E.T.A. Hoffman tale. In this version, however, the prince is a Terracotta Warrior buried with China’s first emperor, Qin Shi Huang, and the story is told not through ballet, but dazzling acrobatics and circus magic performed by the 45-member troupe.
Teatro Diana, Friday, December 7, 8 p.m.; Saturday, December 8, 4 and 8 p.m,. and Sunday, December 9, 1 and 5 p.m. 300-1,000 pesos.
Ballet de Jalisco
Presentation by state-run classical ballet troupe of the perennial Christmas favorite, “The Nutcracker.”
Teatro Degollado, Thursday, December 13, and Friday, December 14, 8:30 p.m.; Saturday, December 15, 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, December 16, 12:30 p.m.
The Beatles Sinfónico
Music by the Fab Four courtesy of the Camerata Sinfónica de Guadalajara, along with Grupo El Amor.
Teatro Diana, Friday, December 14, 9 p.m. 350–660 pesos
Live from the Met
Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts Michael Mayer’s richly textured new production, featuring a dazzling 18th-century setting that changes with the seasons. Soprano Diana Damrau plays the tragic heroine, Violetta, and tenor Juan Diego Flórez the role of Alfredo, Violetta’s hapless lover.
Teatro Diana, Saturday, December 15, noon. 100-250 pesos.
A live orchestra and choir provide the musical background to a screening of the animated movie “The Polar Express.”
Teatro Diana, Saturday, December 15, 5 p.m. 250-750 pesos.
The Orquesta Sinfónica Juvenil de Guadalajara (Youth Orchestra) under the direction of Juan Tucán, presents a “Christmas Cinema Symphony” featuring tunes from seasonal movies across the ages.
Conjunto de las Artes, Sunday, December 16, 12:30 p.m. 250-450 pesos.
Celebrated Italian tenor in concert.
Auditorio Telmex, Thursday, December 20, 9 p.m. 1,000-9,500 pesos.
Commissioned by the Houston Grand Opera, “Cruzar la Cara de la Luna” tells the story of Mexican migrants chasing the “American Cream.” Written by Pepe Martínez y Leonard Foglia, the opera has more than 50 performers on stage, as well as the Mariachi Nuevo Tecalitlán and Mariachi Juvenil de mi Tierra.
Teatro Diana, Thursday, December 20, 8 p.m. 250-1,200 pesos.
GR RECOMMENDS : Portugal at the FIL
Portugal’s music program at the International Book Fair (FIL) will be held both at the Foro FIL (at the entrance to Exo Guadalajara) and other venues in the city. The Foro will host nine consecutive (free) nights of Portuguese musicians (Saturday, November 24 through Sunday, December 2, 9 p.m.), including shows by Ana Bacalhau, Gil do Carmo, Amor Electro, Camané, Capicua, Dead Combo, Luís Represas, Moonspell and Kátia Guerreiro. Some will be accompanied by Mexican musicians, including Lila Downs, Miguel Inzunza, the group Hello Seahorse, Paloma del Río, Ugo Rodríguez and Pascual Reyes from the band San Pascualito Rey. Additional shows in the Portuguese music program (see items on this page) include a concert by fado singer Ricardo Ribeiro, “Toada de Portalegre,” accompanied by Jalisco’s Philharmonic Orchestra; a guitar concert by José Manuel Neto and a concert by singer Teresa Salgueiro.