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Those Gypsy Blues

Nathan Rivera Jessie Smith

By David Johanssen

Hailing from the streets of New Orleans, the gypsy-folk musician friends of Nathan Rivera have traveled the world with him to share their gift of good-time music: “Spreading positivity and joy one note at a time!” The Nathan Rivera Band returns to San Miguel this weekend to share their music and perform their original “gypsy blues” live at Shelter Theater Friday, October 30, at 7:30pm and Saturday, October 31, at 7:30pm.

Nathan Rivera Band
Fri, Oct 30 & Sat, Oct 31, 7:30pm
150 pesos

Documentary and Discussion
Nondualism: Ravi Nathwani
Tue, Nov 3, 4pm
70 pesos

Live Music
Open Mic
Tue, Nov 3, 7:30pm
50 pesos (includes drink)

Documentary and Discussion
Skygate 9/11: Bush Lied
Fri, Nov 6, 5pm
50 pesos

Shelter Theater
Vicente Guerrero 4
154 7524

Californians Nathan Rivera, Jessie Andra Smith, Karl Kummerle, and Milly Racoon are sure to put a smile on your face with their upbeat tunes inspired by their travels around the world. Jessie’s jazz guitar and heartfelt singing have earned her a special place in the hearts of sanmiguelenses and, paired with Nathan Rivera’s eclectic accordion and fluent improvisation, they meld together to create a truly unique and exhilarating show. The group’s four-part vocal harmonies, deft fiddling, jazz guitar, and hilarious showmanship blend to make their show an unforgettable event. Buy tickets at La Biblioteca or online at, 150 pesos.

Starting Tuesday, November 3, at 4 pm, Ravi Nathwani will be hosting a Nondualism series at Shelter Theater. Come and learn about universal consciousness and the true fabric of reality. Everything is made of one nondual consciousness; this oneness points to the idea that the universe and all its multiplicity are ultimately expressions of one essential reality. The Nondualism series with Ravi will continue on November 3, 10, 17 and 24 at 4 pm, 50 pesos.

Friday, November 6, at 5 pm, Skygate 9/11 considers the events of 9/11 from the perspective of some aviation professionals, a group called Pilots for 9/11 Truth. Group member and 27-year CIA veteran Raymond McGovern asserts, “I think at simplest terms, there’s a cover-up. The 9/11 report is a joke; the only question is what are they covering up? It has long been clear that the Bush-Cheney administration exploited the attacks of 9/11 to promote its imperial designs.” After the documentary, we will have a balanced discussion on 9/11 conspiracies in general. 50 pesos.

Shelter Theater is part of the Shelter VG4 Cultural Center, located at Vicente Guerrero 4, a 10-minute walk from the Jardin down Insurgentes. Telephone 154 7524 or visit to see upcoming events. Taxi service available. Shelter VG4’s theater and class/performance space are available for rent. We welcome proposals for activities and events.


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