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The Lost City of Gold: El Dorado

By David Johanssen

In 1540, Gonzalo Pizarro, the half-brother of the conquistador Francisco Pizarro, was made the governor of the province of Quito in northern Ecuador. The natives told stories of a valley far to the east, rich in gold. He banded together 340 soldiers and 4,000 natives in 1541 and led them across the Andes and into the Amazon basin. “What hardships, what bodily suffering, and what extraordinary dangers we passed through,” Friar Carvajal wrote.

Live Concert
Cuban Rhythms by Saoco
Fri, Feb 13, 7:30pm
140 pesos
Live Concert

As Love Goes By
Sat, Feb 14, 7pm
140 pesos

Quantum Consciousness: What Is Reality?
Mon, Feb 16, 4pm
50 pesos
Documentary and Discussion
Conquistadors: The Search for El Dorado
Tue, Feb 17, 5pm
50 pesos

Los Olvidados
Wed, Feb 18, 5pm
50 pesos
Top Chef in San Miguel
Fri, Feb 20, 5pm
100 pesos

All events at:
Shelter Theater
Vicente Guerrero 4
154 7524

Join us for a discussion on this compelling topic Tuesday, February 17, at 5pm as we present Conquistadors: The Search for El Dorado. This documentary explores the ill-fated 1541 expeditions of Gonzalo and Orellano that took them to modern-day Ecuador and deep into the Amazon in their search for the mythical lost city of gold, El Dorado. 50 pesos.

Friday, February 13, at 7:30pm, Shelter Theater presents a live concert of traditional Cuban music by Saoco, including Cuban rhythms such as guaracha, chachacha and Cuban trova. 140 pesos.

Saturday, February 14, at 7pm, As Time Goes By. Rosa Guadalupe will be sharing the stage with Lorelei Capell on piano in a musical program filled with romance and nostalgia to warm lovers’ hearts. 140 pesos.

Monday, February 16, at 4pm join us for a discussion with Michael Latriano on Quantum Consciousness. Can Buddha’s teachings that everything is connected now be explained through quantum entanglement? 50 pesos.

Wednesday, February 18, at 5pm: the 1950 classic from Mexico’s golden age of cinema, Los Olvidados. Directed by Luis Buñuel: “It’s a masterpiece that tangles individual and social ills rousing a sickening sense of injustice,” San Francisco Chronicle. 50 pesos.

Friday, February 20, at 5pm, Top Chef in San Miguel. Top Chef contestants are joined by local San Miguel artists Artemio Sepulveda, Leonardo Díaz, Bea Aaronson, and Merry Calderoni. We will be displaying the artists’ work at Shelter Theater, as well as screening the complete three-program finale that was recently filmed in San Miguel. 100 pesos.


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