What if the Lights Went Out—for Good?

By David Johanssen

Rigolleto smoking

Recent studies by the US government point to the dire threat of electro-magnetic pulse weapons (EMP). Rogue nations such as North Korea and Iran have the ability to launch simple ballistic missiles from off-shore freighters or use low-earth-orbit satellites to detonate simple low-yield nuclear weapons that can generate massive gamma rays. Such weapons are cheap, easily concealed, and utterly devastating to developed societies like ours, which depend on high technology for even basic services. How can the West defend itself against this growing threat?

Recorded concert
Sacred Fire: Santana Live in Mexico, 1993
Fri, Oct 10, 8pm
50 pesos
American Blackout
Tue, Oct, 14, 5pm
40 pesos
Recorded opera
Sun, Oct 12, 5pm
50 pesos
The Mill and the Cross
Wed, Oct 15, 7pm
50 pesos
Nathan Rivera Band
Fri, Oct 17, and Sat, Oct 18, 7pm
120 pesos
All events at The Shelter Theater
Vicente Guerrero 4
Col. Santa Julia

Shelter Theater will hold a documentary and discussion on this important topic Tuesday, October 14, at 5pm with American Blackout, the National Geographic documentary of what a national power failure in the United States caused by a cyberattack would look like. An EMP terrorist attack preventing the lights to ever come back on would be even worse, a possibility the discussion will address. 40 pesos.

Friday, October 10, at 8pm Shelter presents Santana Live in Mexico, 1993. “A truly brilliant performance,” said one reviewer, while an avid fan praises Santana for “playing with such enthusiasm in his native Mexico. The call of blood is very strong in him and Carlos gives all he has for his people.” In high-definition. 50 pesos.

Sunday, October 12, at 5pm, please join us for an unforgettable presentation of Rigoletto. Says one reviewer, “Pavarotti and the entire cast are superb in this beautifully filmed opera by Giuseppe Verdi, the world’s finest composer of operas. A masterpiece of cinematography!” 50 pesos.

Wednesday, October 15, at 7pm Shelter’s Art on Film series continues with The Mill and the Cross starring Rutger Hauer as the Flemish renaissance painter Pieter Bruegel. The film’s theme of Christ’s suffering is set against religious persecution in Flanders in 1564 and focuses on a dozen characters depicted in the famous painting. Critic Roger Ebert commented, “If you see no more than the opening shots, you will never forget them.” 50 pesos.

Friday, October 17, and Saturday, October 18, Shelter is again happy to host the Nathan Rivera Band with their happy, gypsy vagabond tunes for a live concert at 7pm. Fresh from their successful tour of southern California, Nathan and the gang will be filling Shelter with lots of feel-good vibes that will have you humming. A good night of good times guaranteed! 120 pesos.

Join us every Tuesday at 7:30pm for the Open Mic. It is always a great show with a different line-up of amateurs and professionals week by week. We want you to bring your act to the Open Mic, so come and get your 10 minutes of fame in front of a live audience. Come out and support our local talent. 30 pesos (includes drink).


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