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City Living – March 16, 2019

American School race

Think green – the sixth annual Eco Race and Green Market are scheduled for Sunday, March 31 at Guadalajara’s American School Foundation. Everyone is welcomed to this event meant to raise awareness about conserving the planet’s resources. Expect to learn a lot about recycling and reuse techniques.

City Living - March 09, 2019


While not as beloved as tacos or tortas ahogadas, ramen is becoming increasingly popular in Guadalajara.

City Living - March 4, 2017

‘Empty Bowls’ at American School

The American School’s fourth “Tazones Vacíos” (Empty Bowls) event on Thursday, March 6 seeks to raise funds for the Organización de Nutrición Infantil (ONI), a Guadalajara-based NGO whose mission is to prevent malnutrition in children. 

City Living - February 18, 2017

El Clasico: Chivas vs. America

Bars will be packed the evening of Saturday, February 18 as local soccer favorites Chivas take on their huge Mexico City rivals America in the game referred to as El Clasico. After six games of the season, Chivas are in fourth place in the 18-team table.  Kick off at Chivas’s Omnilife Stadium is 9 p.m.  

City Living - February 11, 2017

Garden expo in Colonia Americana

Find all kinds of Jalisco-produced plants, flowers, planters, composts, fertilizers and other garden-related products at the Tianguis Botánico at Via Libertad (Colonias 221, between La Paz and Libertad, Colonia Americana) on Saturday, February 11, 2-8 p.m. This project encourages the development of a culture of environmental consciousness and focuses on locally-made products.

Esteban Arevalo: Like father, like son

Around 70 works created over the past two decades by Esteban Arevalo, the son of acclaimed Jalisco painter Javier Arevalo, are on view at the recently opened retrospective, “La Vida Asi,” at the Ex Convento del Carmen (Juarez 638) in downtown Guadalajara. 

City Living - December 2, 2016

Sunday Croqueton to help strays

Dog lovers should head over to the Parque Italia in Colonia Providencia along with their pooch/es Sunday, December 4 for the annual Croqueton Navideño.  

One of the main aims of the event, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., is to receive donations of dry food (croquetas) for abandoned dogs and cats. (Bags will be on sale for donation.)  As well as vendor booths with pet-related material, dogs will be up for adoption, a statue to the “Abandoned Dog” (Perro Abandonado) will be unveiled in the park at noon, 50 free sterilizations will be carried out (call 331-205-7546 for prior reservation) and talks on pet care will be held.  Skillful canines will give demonstrations their abilities, while an unusual “parade” of elderly and disabled dogs is also on the schedule. 

Parque Italia (also known as the Parque de los Perros), is at the corner of Montevideo and Milan.

Star gazing in city park

Amateur astronomers and interested parties are invited to participate in the “Night of the Stars” (Noche de las Estrellas) event in the Parque Metropolitano on Saturday, December 3. 

 More than 50 telescopes will be provided for the public to peer into the night sky, including two models with sufficient range to observe distant constellations and galaxies.  

The late afternoon/evening event, organized by the Sociedad Astronómica Guadalajara and the Alianza Francesa de Guadalajara, starts at 5 p.m. and will include a conference, a film showing and workshops for children and adolescents.  A large crowd is anticipated. 

Cabañas exhibits striking sculptures at 

Giant, brass medieval-style statues by Xavier Mascaró adorn several patios of the Instituto Cultural Cabañas in a new exhibit titled “Guerreros y Guardianes” (Warriors and Guardians). Open Tuesday to Sunday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. 

Jalisco, India strengthen ties

Jalisco and India have much in common, and many opportunities for shared cooperation, especially in the high-tech sector, Jalisco Governor Aristoteles Sandoval said Monday after meeting this week  with Indian Foreign Minister Vijay Kumr Singh (above left) in Guadalajara.  

The number of Indian citizens now living in the metropolitan area has grown substantially since the India’s largest conglomerate, Tata, set up an IT  business in the city.

New Degollado ticket option

Tickets for all shows at the Teatro Degollado may also be purchased at the Teatro Alarife Martin Casillas, a smaller venue operated by the Jalisco Secretariat of Culture, just off La Normal Glorieta. Their box office is open Monday through Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 4 to 7 p.m.


City Living - November 5, 2016

Students present ‘Wizard of Oz’

The Fine Arts & Technology Department of the American School Foundation of Guadalajara presents four performances of the musical “The Wizard of Oz” from November 4 to 6. 

More than 120 students, from elementary to high school, will participate in a production filled with singing, dancing and a lot of munchkins! 

The Wizard of Oz is based on the 20th century iconic book by Frank Baum and tells the story of Dorothy, a girl from Kansas who dreams of faraway places where “dreams do come true.” One day, she gets caught in a powerful tornado which takes her, and her house, to the magical Land of Oz. However, when Dorothy’s house lands on the Wicked Witch of the East, her sister, the Wicked Witch of the West, vows to avenge her death! Frightened, Dorothy embarks on a journey to find the wonderful Wizard of Oz so he can help her. On her way, she meets a Scarecrow, who only wants a brain, a Tinman who is eager for a heart, and a cowardly Lion who yearns for courage. 

Performances are Friday November 4: 7 p.m.;  Saturday, November 5: 7 p.m. and Sunday November 6, 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. Tickets, at 80 pesos for students and 100 pesos for adults, can be purchased at the door.  For more information see http://asfgwizardofoz.weebly.com. 

The American School is at Colomos 2100, Colonia Providencia.

Amsoc: Election watch, Book Club

The American Society (Amsoc) invites everyone to come and cheer or cry in their beer Tuesday, November 8, 7:30 p.m., as U.S. election night news programs are shown on the big screen.

Bring a tasty dish or snack to share. Enjoy a beverage from the cash bar. Amsoc asks for a 20-peso donation.

For those who don’t come in cars, attendees can help each other summon a taxi or Uber, utilize an impromptu “ride board” or walk as a group the three blocks to Lazaro Cardenas where there are passing taxis.

The American Society of Guadalajara is located a few blocks from the glorieta with the “Estampida” sculpture, at Avenida San Francisco 3332 between Juan Bernardino and Federico Javier Clavijero. (33) 3121-2395.

Discussion at the Amsoc Book Club to be held on Thursday, November 17 will center on “The Inheritance of Loss” by Kiran Desai (2006).  Although it focuses on the fate of a few powerless individuals [in India], Kiran Desai’s extraordinary new novel manages to explore, with intimacy and insight, just about  every contemporary international issue: globalization, multiculturalism, economic inequality, fundamentalism and terrorist violence. The meeting starts at 10 a.m.

Film showing: ‘The Great Debaters’

The screening at the Democrats Abroad “Sunday at the Movies” event on November 13 will be “The Great Debaters,” about a black underdog debate team in the heart of Jim Crow Texas during the 1930s that wins a national championship. The film is directed by Denzel Washington, who also stars along with Forest Whitaker.

The movie will be shown at the American Society in Guadalajara during the lunch hour. The kitchen will be closed, so attendees are asked to bring something to share to eat and drink. Paper plates, cups, flatware and napkins will be provided. A donation of 20 pesos will go toward the use the salon and the big screen.

The American Society is located at Av. San Francisco 3332 between Juan Bernardino and Fco. Javier Clavijero. 

RSVP to Jude Wallesen at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you plan to attend.

Bullfight season underway

The fall season of bullfights at the Plaza de Toros Nuevo Progreso ring in Guadalajara got underway last weekend.  

The next three corridas will be held on Sunday, November 6, 13 and 20, all starting at 4:30 p.m.

Some of the world’s most skilled matadors will be in action over the next three weeks.  On November 6, the bill features Miguel Angel Perera, Octavio Garcia “El Payo” and Diego Silveti. Ignacio Garibay, Fermin Rivera. Francis and Ureña are up on November 13 and Eulalio Lopez Zotoluco, Joselito Adame and Andres Roca Rey close out the series on November 20.

While bullfighting is classified as cruelty by animal rights groups, the activity enjoys a long cultural tradition in Mexico and corridas here are usually well attended. 

Supporters of the activity argue that bulls placed in a bullfighting program enjoy longer and more fulfilling lives than those that are exploited for meat. 

Tickets for bullfights run from 150 to 1,200 pesos. They are available at the door, or through Ticketmaster.

The Plaza de Toros Nuevo Progreso is at Pirineos 1930, Colonia Monumental, across from theEstadio Jalisco.

Pink beer with prickly pear

A collaboration between microbreweries in Guadalajara and Portland, Oregon – the “beer capital” of the United States – has led to the elaboration of “Sueño Rosa,” a batch of 1,800 liters of rose-colored beer made using prickly pear, guayaba and orange blossom.

Following a connection made through the Guadalajara-Portland sister cities agreement, local microbrewery Loba teamed up with “craft beer lab” Labrewatory  to produce a gose-style craft beer that coincides with the annual campaign to promote breast cancer awareness.    

Portland Kettle Works, the parent company of Labrewatory, supplied the hand-crafted kettles and tanks required to produce Sueño Rosa.

Gose is an ancient wheat beer style with a sour finish that hails from Goslar, Germany. It includes a lemon tartness, an herbal characteristic, and a strong saltiness (the result of either local water sources or added salt).

Ten percent of the profits from Sueño Rosa will be donated to the breast cancer awareness campaign.

Loba currently produces four craft beers: Sport, Alteña, Negra and Alfa, which retail for around 39 pesos for a 355-milliliter bottle.

For more information, call Loba at (33) 3641-0019.