David Bowie and the Story of Ziggy Stardust

David Bowie

By David Johanssen

He was the British rock legend who combined mime and rock-theater for a spectacular effect, especially during the glam rock era with his flamboyant, bi-sexual alter ego “Ziggy Stardust.” David Bowie died last week at age 69 after fighting liver cancer for two years. When asked about his passing, Paul McCartney said he had “a huge influence on people all around the world. His star will shine in the sky forever.”

Documentary and
The Hero’s Journey:
Joseph Campbell
Fri, Jan 22, 5pm
50 pesos

Documentary and
David Bowie and the Story of Ziggy Stardust
Sat, Jan 23, 5pm
50 pesos

Documentary and
David Bowie: Cracked Actor
Tue, Jan 26, 5pm
50 pesos

Live Music
Open Mic
Tues, Jan 26, 7:30 pm
50 pesos (includes drink)

Wed, Jan 27, 5pm
50 pesos
Benefit Variety Concert
Children, the Heart of Mexico
Fri, Jan 29, 5pm
100 pesos

Shelter Theater
Vicente Guerrero 4
154 7524

Join us for a tribute to David Bowie this week at Shelter Theater. On Saturday, January 23, at 5pm we present David Bowie and the Story of Ziggy Stardust, a visual flashback and a telling of the life and birth of the alter ego that was David Bowie’s “Ziggy Stardust.” Author Jonathan Lethem reminisces, “He transcended everything: culture, gender, borders…” 50 pesos.

Tuesday, January 26, at 5pm, we present the highly acclaimed documentary David Bowie: Cracked Actor. At the time he was a cocaine addict and the documentary shows Bowie’s fragile mental state during this period. Bowie later reflected about his state of mind “I was so blocked … so stoned … I cannot believe I survived it.” 50 pesos.

On Wednesday, January 27, at 5pm, join us for one of the most romantic movies of all time: Casablanca. Don’t miss this chance to see Casablanca on the big screen, the way it was meant to be seen. According to the Chicago Tribune, “The reason Casablanca endures is that it’s a timeless love story wrapped inside a gripping wartime thriller, written with such wit and meaning that it’s still quoted decades later.” 50 pesos

Shelter Theater is part of the Shelter VG4 Cultural Center, located at Vicente Guerrero 4, a 10-minute walk from the Jardín down Insurgentes. Telephone 154 7524 or visit sheltervg4.com to see upcoming events. Taxi service available. Shelter VG4’s theater and class/performance space are available for rent. We are the home of the San Miguel Table Tennis Club. Come play with us!

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