Last updateFri, 22 Jun 2018 8am

Carmen spectacular pleases artists and crowd

“I can’t believe it actually came off!” exulted one delighted musician who was among the 190 involved in a marathon opera and ballet production of “Carmen” at Guadalajara’s Nuevo Progreso bullring October 20.

Packing pistols for peace

Imagine one billion faces for peace. This is the goal of the Non-Violence Tour, which has brought its “Pistols for Peace” urban exhibition to Guadalajara.

Opera, ballet fuse in truly epic work

One of the highlights of the Pan American Games cultural festival looks certain to be the production of “Carmen” on Thursday, October 20, 8 p.m. at the Plaza de Toros Nuevo Progreso (Guadalajara’s main bullring).

October Fiestas offer quality cultural fare

Never mind the kid’s games, themed pavilions, skating rink, vendors’ booths and food stands, Guadalajara’s annual Fiestas de Octubre fairground (open daily October 7 to November 7) also provides plenty of Mexican-style entertainment  with free nightly shows in the main auditorium (around 7 p.m.) featuring pop stars, bandas and even some mature artists (Enrique Guzman, Paquita la del Barrio, for example), as well as late-night performances by ranchero singers following the rather gruesome cockfights.

Tequila train adds more rides

The Tequila Express tourist train will add extra days to its regular schedule during the Pan American Games to cater to the large number of visitors expected for the event, the Guadalajara Chamber of Commerce has announced.