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Cuba: the Accidental Eden

Cuba the accidental eden

By David Johanssen

Cuba has been restricted economically for the past 50 years, but its relative isolation has left its island wildlife untouched. While much of the Caribbean has poisoned its ecological riches in pursuit of tourism and development, Cuba has remained a safe haven for rare and fascinating indigenous animals.

Live Concert
Wendy and the Lost Boys
Fri and Sat, Mar 4 and 5, 7pm
150 pesos

Documentary and Discussion
Cuba, the Accidental Eden
Tues, Mar 8, 5pm
50 pesos

Readers Theater: Sight Unseen
Wed, Mar 9, 7pm
50 pesos

Live Music
Son of Open Mic
Thu, Mar 10, 7:30pm
50 pesos (includes drink)

Documentary and Discussion
North Korea: The Great Illusion
Fri, Mar 11, 5pm
50 pesos

All events at Shelter Theater
Vicente Guerrero 4
154 7524

On Tuesday, March 8, at 5pm Shelter Theater presents the documentary Cuba, the Accidental Eden, which studies how the lifting of the US trade embargo likely will result in changes that may threaten Cuba’s ecological riches. How will Cuba change as it rejoins the West? Discussion to follow. 50 pesos.

Wendy and the Lost Boys rock the rafters Friday, March 4, and Saturday, March 5, at 7pm with local legends Wendy Sievert, Wade Ashley, Tom Driscoll, and Ron Incontro. The acoustic band draws its sound from the many roots of American music. Tickets available at the Biblioteca or at It’s likely to sell out, so buy your tickets pronto! 150 pesos.

Wednesday, March 9, at 7pm Reader’s Theater: Sight Unseen. New York director Sherry Asch presents a reading by local actors of this award-winning play about love, anti-Semitism, and the vagaries of the art world by Donald Margulies. According to The New York Times, “You can tell when a play has gripped its audience, for no one seems to breathe … a smart, sad comedy ….” 50 pesos

You asked for more cheers; we listened! Now Open Mic happens two days a week on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7:30pm. With so much talent in San Miguel, once just wasn’t enough, so now you’ll have twice the chance to either perform or just watch our rising stars! 50 pesos (30 pesos for performers), includes drink.

Shelter Theater is part of the Shelter VG4 Cultural Center, located at Vicente Guerrero 4, a short 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 are the home of the San Miguel Table Tennis Club!


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