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Entertainment Guide - August 17, 2019

Folk dance

The acclaimed Ballet Folclórico de la Universidad de Guadalajara continues its summer season at the majestic Teatro Degollado – its spiritual home.

Take a journey from pre-Hispanic times, through various states, including Michoacan and Veracruz, to the epic and emotive Jalisco finale.

Teatro Degollado, Sunday, August 18, noon. 220-400 pesos.

Monday recitals

Talented musicians of different genres showcased each Monday. August 19: Pianist Eduardo Preciado Becerra. August 26: Janus Quartet.

Palcco, Mondays, 8:30 p.m. 100-150 pesos.

Fernando Delgadillo

Popular Mexican folk singer performs his greatest hits in a concert marking 20 years since a landmark gig in the Parque Naucalli in Mexico City, which was later remastered into two albums.

Teatro Diana, Saturday, August 17, 8 p.m. 400-800 pesos.

Cabaret Tropicana

Colorful and animated spectacle from Cuba, based on the show offered at the famous Havana club over almost eight decades. The Club Tropicana was once known as the most sumptuous night club in the world and this show, featuring more than 60 dancers, singers and a glitzy montage, is a perfect reflection of this, many reviewers of the show say.

Conjunto Santander de Artes Escénicas, Thursday, August 22 and Friday, August 23, 9 p.m.; and Saturday, August 24, 8 p.m. 500-1,900 pesos.

Enrique Iglesias

Spanish pop singer in concert.

Auditorio Telmex, Friday, August 23, 9 p.m. 850-3,350 pesos.

Mariachi Festival galas

A highlight of the annual International Mariachi Festival are the emotive galas featuring some of the most renowned bands of the genre, together with the Jalisco
Philharmonic Orchestra (OFJ). Tickets are not cheap, but the galas are crucial in helping fund the event.  The atmosphere at the galas is usually electric and a good time is guaranteed.   

Friday, August 23, 8:30 p.m., Teatro Degollado: OFJ, Mariachi Los Camperos de Nati Cano, Mariachi Nuevo Tecalitlán, Mariachi Sol de America.

Saturday, August 24, 8:30 p.m., Teatro Degollado: OFJ, Los Camperos, Nuevo Tecalitlán and  Mariachi De América de Don Jesús Rodríguez Hijar.

Monday, August 27, 8:30 p.m.,  Conjunto Santander de Artes Escénicas: OFJ, Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlán and Los Camperos.

Tuesday, August 27, 8:30 p.m. Teatro Degollado: OFJ, Vargas de Tecalitlán and Nuevo Tecalitlán.

Wednesday, August 28, 8:30 p.m., Teatro Degollado: OFJ, Vargas de Tecalitlán and Sol de America.

Thursday, August 29, 8:30 p.m., Teatro Degollado: OFJ and Vargas de Tecalitlán.

Friday, August 30,  8:30 p.m., Teatro Degollado: OFJ, Nuevo Tecalitlán, Sol de America and De América.

Ticket price for Degollado shows: 700-2,500 pesos; for Conjunto, 700-2,100 pesos.

King Crimson

The 50th anniversary tour of famed English rock band, known primarily for their acclaimed debut album “In the Court of the Crimson King,” which fused elements of jazz, classical and experimental music. Original  band member Robert Fripp remains, along with Mel Collins, who joined the band in 1970, a year after its formation.

Teatro Diana, Monday, August 26, 8:30 p.m. and Tuesday, August 27, 8:30 p.m. 480-1,980 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.

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.

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.  From their beginnings using bluegrass and folk instrumentation, with the core instruments of acoustic guitar, banjo, piano and a double bass, the band began to change its sound, swapping the banjo for electric guitar. This the band’s first tour of Mexico.

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. In the fall of 2017, Jennings accepted the position as resident director of The Juilliard Jazz Orchestra. 

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



Puerto Rican pop star in concert.

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

GR RECOMMENDS: Higinio Ruvalcaba Orchestra


The Orquesta de Cámara Higinio Ruvacalaba of the Universidad de Guadalajara (UdG) – founded in 2007 – presents “Música del Continente Americano” (Music from the American Continent). Featuring piano soloist Alla Milchtein of Mexico, and Uruguayan violinist Nicolás Giordano.  This is a high-quality outfit, comprised of the cream of the crop of former and current UdG music students.

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

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