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Ebola: Should We Worry?

By David Johanssen


Ebola virus imaging wide

How can a deadly virus spin so far out of control despite assurances from US officials and the World Health Organization? A Liberian man infected with the disease recently travelled to Dallas, Texas. Although at first sent home from the ER, he was quarantined and was in critical condition, and then died. The CDC has recently upgraded the number of people he had close contact with after becoming symptomatic from 12 to over 100. Does Ebola represent a real threat to the world or are fears being overblown by those with other agendas?

Join us for a discussion on this important topic Tuesday, October 21, at 5pm as Shelter Theater continues its weekly documentary series with Ebola: Inside the Deadly Outbreak. From the front lines in the hot zone, the film investigates how Ebola has emerged from the jungle and is now crossing international borders. It tells a story of human anguish and the race for science to control this deadly threat. 40 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 night of good times guaranteed! 120 pesos.

As part of our Theater on Screen series, on Sunday, October 19, at 5pm please join us for a presentation of A Man for all Seasons. Adapted from the play by Robert Bolt, this film won six  Oscars in 1966 including best picture, best actor, and best director. Sir Thomas More (poignantly portrayed by Paul Scofield) struggles to be true to both his faith and his monarch (the lusty and hearty King Henry VIII superbly played by Robert Shaw). Thomas More stands up to Henry VIII when the King rejects the Roman Catholic Church to obtain a divorce and remarriage. 50 pesos.

Wednesday, October 22, at 7pm Shelter’s Art on Film series continues with Nightwatching. Written and directed by Peter Greenaway, the film is an extravagant, exotic, and moving look at Rembrandt’s romantic and professional life, and the controversy he created by the identification of a murderer in the painting “The Night Watch.” 50 pesos.

Saturday October 25, at 7:30pm Shelter Theater presents Black Dice playing the blues live in concert. Richard Webb, the ‘Black Cat’ himself, joins with master guitarist Rolando Gotes to bring you some very funky sounds straight from the southern bayous. Come early to join us at 5:30 for an opening of Richard’s artwork, “Crying Guitars—Llorando Guitarras” in Café VG4. 100 pesos for the concert.

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—or just come enjoy the show. Let’s support our local talent! 30 pesos (includes a beverage).


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