Last updateFri, 17 Nov 2017 11am

Tapatio filmmaker honored at Venice Festival

Guadalajara film director Guillermo del Toro has won the coveted Venice Film Festival’s Golden Lion for his latest film, “The Shape of Water,” an other-worldly fairy tale, set against the backdrop of Cold War era America circa 1962.

Planetarium in line for comeback

Jalisco Governor Aristoteles Sandoval has announced that Guadalajara’s planetarium will return to the city after several years of absence.

Celebrating Jalisco’s equines & riders

Horsemen and women from all over Jalisco took their charges onto the streets of Guadalajara Thursday morning for the annual parade marking Dia del Charro.

Mariachi lights up the Plaza Liberacion

Two weeks ago, I covered the Traditional Mariachi Festival and was impressed by its participants’ adherence to an older – and less popular – tradition of mariachi.  

September 13 & 14 are important, too

There are two significant dates to note prior to the September 15/16 independence celebrations.

When national pride unites country

Patriotic fever will engulf downtown Guadalajara from early afternoon on Friday, September 15, when Mexicans of all ages and backgrounds turn out in large numbers to celebrate their national day, waving flags, wearing giant sombreros, blowing horns, munching traditional foods and reveling in the unique, festive atmosphere.