‘Noche de Gitanos’ Brings Gypsy Passion to Shelter Theater

By John Wharton


Joana Gea celebration

Get ready for all the fire and passion of Romany tomorrow, Saturday, September 6, at 7pm, as Joana Gea whirls her way across the Shelter stage with her ‘Gypsy Dance.’ Hailing from Granada, Spain, Joanna is a celebrated performer of ethnic dances from throughout the world. You can see a sample of her work on YouTube as she performs “Bienvenida Tzigana.” Make plans now to join her at Shelter for a fiery night of live gypsy dance! 100 pesos.

Gypsy Dance
By Joana Gea
Sat, Sep 6, 7pm
100 pesos

Classical Theater
At Liberty
With Elaine Stritch
Sun, Sep 7, 5pm
50 pesos

Tue, Sep 9, 5pm
War By Other Means
40 pesos

Monty Python team’s The Life of Brian
Wed, Sep 10, 7pm
50 pesos

Recorded live rock concert
The Rolling Stones
Fri, Sep 12, 8pm
50 pesos

All events at The Shelter Theater
Vicente Guerrero 4
Col. Santa Julia

Sunday at 5pm, Shelter continues its classic theater presentations with At Liberty with Elaine Stritch. While she never became a household name for her film and television work, Stritch was one of the true living legends of the New York stage, with a career that spanned a remarkable seven decades, and who worked side by side with some of the greatest names in the American theater. In this award-winning one-woman show, Stritch shares the ups and downs of her private and professional life, talks about her partners on-stage (Ethel Merman) and off-stage (Marlon Brando, Ben Gazzara), and recounts her long battle with alcoholism. 50 pesos.

Documentary Tuesday this week revisits the 1992 award-winning film War By Other Means which examines the policy of First World banks making loans with Third World countries, who are then unable to meet the crippling interest charges. Said one critic, “An outstanding piece of historical reportage when viewed today.” 5pm, 40 pesos.

Wednesday, September 10, at 7pm, Shelter welcomes the incomparable Monty Python comedy team who explain as only the lads can The Life of Brian, an irreverent look at a ‘wholly-man’ of yesteryear. We dare you to stop laughing at their non-stop wit and merciless skewering of what passes for modern wisdom. 50 pesos.

Friday, September 12, at 8 pm, start your weekend right with one of the greatest nights of live rock ever recorded. On November 22, 1981, in the middle of their mammoth American tour, the Rolling Stones arrived in Chicago. Long influenced by the Chicago blues, the band paid a visit to Muddy Waters’ club, the Checkerboard Lounge, to see the legendary bluesman perform. It didn’t take long before Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Ronnie Wood and Ian Stewart joined in on stage. It was a unique occasion that was fortunately captured on camera, now restored and with sound mixed and mastered. This amazing blues night is yours for the watching on San Miguel’s biggest screen at Shelter Theater. 50 pesos.

And of course, don’t forget to support the fabulous local talent of San Miguel with Open Mic, your evening of who knows what! You might hear folk singers try out their latest ballad or belly dancers their latest wiggle. Poets and actors abound with monologues and personal commentary. Never a dull moment when San Miguel’s performing artists take the stage. 30 pesos includes your first drink. Doors open and sign up is at 6:30 for the 7pm start time.


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