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Entertainment Guide - August 24, 2019

Cabaret Tropicana

Colorful and animated spectacle from Cuba, based on the show offered at the famous Havana club over almost eight decades.

The Club Tropicana was once known as the most sumptuous night club in the world and this show, featuring more than 60 dancers, singers and a glitzy montage, is a perfect reflection of this, many reviewers of the show say.

Conjunto Santander de Artes Escénicas, Saturday, August 24, 8 p.m. 500-1,900 pesos.

Mariachi Festival galas

A highlight of the annual International Mariachi Festival are the emotive galas featuring some of the most renowned bands of the genre, together with the Jalisco
Philharmonic Orchestra (OFJ). Tickets are not cheap, but the galas are crucial in helping fund the event.  The atmosphere at the galas is usually electric and a good time is guaranteed.   

Saturday, August 24, 8:30 p.m., Teatro Degollado: OFJ, Los Camperos, Nuevo Tecalitlán and  Mariachi De América de Don Jesús Rodríguez Hijar.

Monday, August 26, 8:30 p.m.,  Conjunto Santander de Artes Escénicas: OFJ, Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlán and Los Camperos.

Tuesday, August 27, 8:30 p.m. Teatro Degollado: OFJ, Vargas de Tecalitlán and Nuevo Tecalitlán.

Wednesday, August 28, 8:30 p.m., Teatro Degollado: OFJ, Vargas de Tecalitlán and Sol de America.

Thursday, August 29, 8:30 p.m., Teatro Degollado: OFJ and Vargas de Tecalitlán.

Friday, August 30,  8:30 p.m., Teatro Degollado: OFJ, Nuevo Tecalitlán, Sol de America and De América.

Ticket price for Degollado shows: 700-2,500 pesos; for Conjunto, 700-2,100 pesos.

King Crimson

The 50th anniversary tour of famed English rock band, known primarily for their acclaimed debut album “In the Court of the Crimson King,” which fused elements of jazz, classical and experimental music. Original  band member Robert Fripp remains, along with Mel Collins, who joined the band in 1970, a year after its formation.

Teatro Diana, Monday, August 26, 8:30 p.m. and Tuesday, August 27, 8:30 p.m. 480-1,980 pesos.

Monday recitals

Talented musicians of different genres showcased each Monday. August 26: Janus Quartet.

Palcco, Mondays, 8:30 p.m. 100-150 pesos.

Mariachi gala

Singers Yuri, Natalia Jiménez and Filippa Giordiano perform with top mariachi bands in a gala concert of the International Mariachi Festival.

Auditorio Telmex, Saturday, August 31, 9 p.m. 750-1,900 pesos.

Gipsy Kingsby André Reyes

Revamped group features one of the original sibling founders of the south-of-France band that captured the world’s imagination half a century ago.

Auditorio Telmex, Thursday, September 5, 9 p.m. 380-1,680 pesos.

Gypsy jazz

Be transported to Paris for a night of gypsy jazz courtesy of Mónica Zuloaga and Oh La Lá! Manouche.

Conjunto Santander de Artes Escénicas, Thursday, September 12, 9 p.m. 200 pesos.

Mumford & Sons

From their beginnings using bluegrass and folk instrumentation, with the core instruments of acoustic guitar, banjo, piano and a double bass, the band began to change its sound, swapping the banjo for electric guitar. This the band’s first tour of Mexico.

Auditorio Telmex, Tuesday, September 24, 9 p.m. 460-1,280 pesos.

Jerome Jennings Quartet

The Jazz At Lincoln Center series continues with a performance by a quartet led by drummer Jerome Jennings who has played every major jazz club in New York City from The Village Vanguard, Birdland and The BlueNote, to Dizzy’s Club Coca Cola. Internationally he’s performed in over 45 countries. In the fall of 2017, Jennings accepted the position as resident director of The Juilliard Jazz Orchestra. 

Conjunto Santander de las Artes, Thursday, September 26, 9 p.m. 250-400 pesos.

National Ballet of Cuba

Renowned Caribbean dance troupe present “Giselle,” one of the world’s most-often performed classical ballets but also one of its most challenging to dance.

Conjunto Santander de las Artes, Sunday, September 29, 6 p.m. 380-900 pesos.

Dave Matthews Band

U.S. rock band formed in Charlottesville, Virginia in 1991 in concert.

Auditorio Telmex, Thursday, October 3, 9 p.m. 1,150-2,550 pesos.



Puerto Rican pop star in concert.

Auditorio Telmex, October 11, 12, 16, 17, all at 9 p.m. 5000-3,000 pesos.

Hungarian National Ballet

One of Eastern Europe’s most celebrated dance troupes comes to Guadalajara, performing a double bill: Carmina Burana and Don Juan.

Teatro Diana, Sunday, October 20. 6 p.m. 300-700 pesos.

GR RECOMMENDS: Cirque du Soleil: Crystal


Crystal is a Cirque du Soleil production that combines theatrics and acrobatics with ice-skating for the first time. Crystal, the main character, is a young woman who falls through the ice and discovers her own creativity.

The show features 43 artists, including 19 figure skaters, 20 acrobats, aerialists and gymnasts, three musicians, a juggler and a comic combining multiple disciplines. 

Directed by Shana Carroll and Sebastien Soldevila, Crystal is Cirque du Soleil’s 42nd production.

Arena V.F.G., Wednesday, to Sunday, September 25 to 29, with two shows daily Friday to Sunday,  various times. 950 to 4,500 pesos.

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