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Entertainment Guide - August 31, 2019

Monday recitals

Talented musicians of different genres showcased each Monday. September 2: Classical pianists Alejandro Pérez Cisneros and Gabriel Alejandro San Antonio Martínez.

September 9: The Juan Castañón jazz trio. September 16: Dans les Arbres, a French-Norwegian jazz/folk combo. September 23: Homage to three Latin American trova greats: Silvio Rodríguez, Pablo Milanés and Amaury Pérez.  Interpreted by Tapatia singer Marissa, along with invited musicians. September 30: Ensamble Supercluster (chamber music quintet).

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

Mariachi Festival


Closing open-air concert of the Guadalajara International Mariachi Festival.

Plaza Juan Pablo II Zapopan centro, facing the Basilica, Sunday, September 1, 6 p.m. Free

Gipsy Kings

by 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.

Chamber music

The Orquesta de Cámara Higinio Ruvacalaba of the Universidad de Guadalajara presents “Música del Continente Americano” (Music from the American Continent).

Conjunto Santander de Artes Escénicas, Sunday, September 8, 6 p.m. 250 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

British folk/rock band formed in 2007 shot to fame on both sides of the Atlantic after the release of their award winning first album Sigh No More (2009) that included favorites such as “Winter Winds” and “Little Lion Man.” Three more top-selling albums followed – Babel (2012), Wilder Mind (2015) and Delta (2018) – plus a string of more prizes.

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. 

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

Cirque du Soleil

“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.

VFG Arena, Wednesday to Sunday, September 25 to 29, with two shows daily Friday to Sunday,  various times. 950 to 4,500 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.


An instrumental music group from Toronto, Ontario known for their interpretations of hip hop tracks.

Conjunto Santander de las Artes, Wednesday and Thursday, October 2 and 3, 9 p.m. 700 pesos.

Swan Lake

Moscow State Ballet interprets the genre’s most celebrated work.

Conjunto Santander de las Artes, Saturday, October 5, 6:15 and 9 p.m. 450-850 pesos.


Puerto Rican pop star in concert.

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

Raul Di Blasio

Concert by Argentine pianist known for his catchy melodic tunes.

Palcco, Friday October 11, 8:30 p.m. 450-2,490 pesos.

Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal

One of Canada’s most beloved classical music groupings.

Conjunto Santander de las Artes, Sunday, October 13, 6:30 p.m. 200-500 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.

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