Last updateMon, 21 Jan 2019 12pm

First season of JPO anniversary year promises array of talent

It is daunting to try to select the highlights of the Jalisco Philharmonic Orchestra’s (OFJ) first temporada of 2015 — its big 100th anniversary year — because, as OFJ staffer Julia Gonzalez puts it, the season, which lasts until April 26, is “muy saturado” (very saturated). In other words, chock full. 

American School has largest US history class in Latin America

This year the College Board in the United States revised the Advanced Placement (AP) U.S. history course in order to imitate the process a historian goes through to explore the past. This is why insightful analysis of documents is required, as well as research and critical thinking, which will culminate in a three-hour and 15-minute exam to be held in May.

Ajijic hosts Purépecha festival

Native folk from 13 communities in the state of Michoacan will showcase their crafts, customs and regional cuisine at the Ajijic Plaza during the Union de Pueblos Purépecha Festival to be held next weekend, kicking off on Friday, December 12around 5 p.m.

The event will offer holiday shoppers a perfect opportunity to pick up great deals on hand-embroidered clothing, rebozo shawls, hats and choice artesanias fashioned from pottery, copper, straw and wood.

Entertainment highlights will include performances by the masked Diablo dancers from Tocuaro and the ancient Juego de Pelota (warriors’ ball game) demonstrated by a group from Tzintzuntzan.













At the Movies: Annabelle

More grist for the halloween market. The demonic doll from gets her very own feature in this spin-off in this prequel to “The Conjuring”. Director: John R. Leonetti.

Cast: Annabelle Wallis, Ward Horton, Alfre Woodard, Tony Amendola, Kerry O’Malley. Rated: R. Time: 1:38

Lakesiders honor veterans

Several hundred Chapala area expats paused this week to honor veterans of the armed services at ceremonies commemorating the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918, when the Armistice ended the bloody hostilities of World War I.

Mexico ready to splurge during El Buen Fin

Dozens of businesses in the Guadalajara metro area will be offering discounts of between 10 to 50 percent throughout the fourth edition of El Buen Fin, Mexico’s equivalent to Black Friday, which takes place from Friday, November  14 to Monday, November 17 (a holiday marking the Mexican Revolution).