The Fall of the Aztecs

By David Johanssen

The Spanish conquest of the Americas was one of the most cataclysmic events in history. Few stories in history match this for sheer drama, endurance, and distance covered. The Spanish had made several expeditions to the nearby Yucatán in 1517 and had returned with wondrous tales of gold and riches. The news of these discoveries made an electrifying impression on the Spanish colonists in Cuba. Among these was Hernán Cortés, Chief Magistrate of Santiago.

Live Concert
Rosa Guadalupe
Sat, Jan 24, 7pm
140 pesos

Documentary and Discussion
Conquistadors: The Fall of the Aztecs
Tue, Jan 27, 5pm
40 pesos

Presumed Innocent
Wed, Jan 28, 7pm
50 pesos

Live Concert
Daniel Torres and Cecilia Di Salvo
Fri, Jan 30, 7pm
140 pesos

All events at:
Shelter Theater
Vicente Guerrero 4
154 7524

Join us for a discussion on this compelling topic Tuesday, January 27, at 5pm, as we present Conquistadors: The Fall of the Aztecs. The documentary tells the story of Hernán Cortés, who brought down the Aztec empire, tracing the explorer’s journey from Spain to the Yucatán, the tropical forests of Tabasco and finally to Mexico City, revealing how Cortés toppled Montezuma and his people. 40 pesos.

Saturday, January 24, at 7pm, join us for a special live concert paying tribute to an icon of Cuban music: Dos Gardenias para ti. With Rosa Guadalupe, guitar and voice, accompanied by Remy Fenoy on guitar, Aaron Romo on bass, and Kimani Carrazana on percussion, the group presents a tribute to Omara Portuondo. 140 pesos.

Join us every Tuesday at 7:30pm for the Open Mic. It’s always a great show with a different line-up of amateurs and professionals week by week. 30 pesos (includes drink).

Wednesday, January 28, at 7pm, the Writers Center is hosting the film, Presumed Innocent. When the woman Rusty had an affair with is murdered, the prosecutor asks him to lead the investigation. When Rusty digs too deeply, he finds himself framed for the murder. 50 pesos.

Friday, January 30, at 7pm, we are excited to present a live concert with Daniel Torres and Cecilia Di Salvo: Finding Our Roots. They are a passionate duet with roots in Latin music combining sounds of the world, specializing in Tuvan throat singing. They mix Latin songs with overtone singing, which through a coordination of nasal cavities produces a harmonious and therapeutic sound. They offer a repertoire unforgettable compositions. 140 Pesos.

Shelter Theater is part of the Shelter VG4 Cultural Center, located at Vicente Guerrero 4, a 10-minute walk from the Jardin. We have the biggest screen in Centro. Telephone 154 7524 or visit to see upcoming films, and events. Taxi concierge service available to/from “Tetra Shelter.”


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