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Entertainment Guide - June 01, 2024

OFJ season

The second program of the Jalisco Philharmonic Orchestra (OFJ) summer season welcomes guest director Chelsea Gallo and saxophonist Rodrigo Garibay.

The works are: Rapsodia Latinoamericana by Manuel Enríquez, Fantasía para saxofón by Heitor Villa-Lobos, Scaramouche by Darius Milhaud, and Symphony No. 3 by Florence Price.

Teatro Degollado, Thursday, June 6, 8:30 p.m. and Sunday, June 9, 12:30 p.m. 90-250 pesos. Tickets at box office and boletia.com.

Comedic ballet

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Catch one of two performances of the ultimate send-up of classical and contemporary ballet, “Men in Pink Tights.” This show combines brilliant dancing technique, tongue in cheek and blatant humor with intentional foibles, dancing mishaps and, of course, hissy fits by men playing both male and female roles, creating great entertainment. (Also in Ajijic June 8, see page 13.)

Teatro Degollado, Friday, June 7, 5 and 8 p.m. 270-620 pesos. Tickets at box office and boletia.com.

OFJ season

The Jalisco Philharmonic Orchestra performs works by Olivier Messiaen and Hector Berlioz. OFJ musical director José Luis Castillo conducts, Carlos Gutiérrez is the invited pianist.

Teatro Degollado, Thursday, June 13, 8:30 p.m. and Sunday, June 16, 12:30 p.m. 90-250 pesos.



A full-blown, top-quality performance of Puccini’s masterwork.  Featuring Maria Katzarava (as Floria Tosca), one of Mexico’s most talented opera singers, who achieved international fame by winning first place in the Operalia competition in 2008.

Palcco, Friday, June 14, 8:30 p.m.; Saturday, June 15, 8:30 p.m. and Sunday, June 16, 6 p.m.  450-1,000 pesos. Tickets at box office or boletia.com.

The Magnificat

The Orquesta de Cámara Higinio Ruvalcaba presents one of the fundamental works of Antonio Vivaldi’s sacred repertoire, the Magnificat, a beautiful and powerful piece that picks up a passage from the Gospel according to St. Luke. Accompanied by two choirs and four soloists: Dolores González, soprano; Diana Medeles, mezzosoprano; Nicole Gálvez, contralto; and Jorge Perez, tenor.

Conjunto Santander de las Artes, Saturday, June 15, 7:30 p.m. 100-200 pesos.

OFJ season 

Rebecca Miller, a Californian-born conductor who has earned an international reputation for her compelling, insightful and energetic presence on the podium, takes the baton for the fourth program of the summer season. Two works by Antonín Dvorak will be performed: Symphony No. 7 and Concert for Cello. Cellist Christian Jiménez is the soloist.

Teatro Degollado, Thursday, June 20, 8:30 p.m. and Sunday, June 23, 12:30 p.m. 90-250 pesos.

Mean Girls (in English)


The Broadway musical written by Tina Fey will be performed by its original cast in English, with Spanish subtitles projected on several screens. Eight shows are scheduled over six days, with 60 artists on stage.

Conjunto Santander de las Artes, Tuesday, June 18 to Sunday, June 23. 1,300-4,000 pesos.

NY Jazz All-Stars

Joe Farnsworth, one of the most highly regarded jazz drummers on the scene today, brings a quartet to Guadalajara for an evening of great music.

Conjunto Santander de las Artes, Thursday, June 27, 9 p.m. 400-550 pesos.


Beethoven’s Symphony No. 1 performed by the Orquesta Solistas de América.

Conjunto Santander de las Artes, Saturday, June 29, 7:30 p.m. 300-450 pesos.

Festival Peace & Love

An audio-visual spectacle dedicated to the music of local hero Carlos Santana.

Teatro Diana, June 30, 6 p.m. 385-635 pesos.

OFJ season

José Luis Castillo returns to the podium for program number five, showcasing composers Carl Maria von Weber and Paul Hindemith.

Teatro Degollado, Thursday, June 27, 8:30 p.m. and Sunday, June 30, 12:30 p.m. 90-250 pesos.

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