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North Korea: the Great Illusion

By David Johanssen

The North Korean military warned the US last week to expect retaliations for their joint military drill with South Korea. Tensions on the Korean Peninsula are at their highest level in more than 20 years and now that North Korea has the capability to reach the United States with nuclear weapons, or even EMP weapons, US commanders are becoming increasingly uneasy. The North Korean leader Kim Jong-un recently stated that “if we thought the survival of our regime was challenged, we would use WMDs.”

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

Documentary and Discussion
Cuban Missile Crisis
Tue, Mar 15, 5pm
50 pesos

Live Music
Son of Open Mic
Thu, Mar 17, 7:30pm
50 pesos (includes drink)

Live Concert
Frans Bloem: Paris Cabaret
Fri and Sat, Mar 18 and 19, 7pm
150 pesos

All events at: Shelter Theater
Vicente Guerrero 4
154 7524

On Friday, March 11, at 5pm, Shelter Theater presents the documentary North Korea, the Great Illusion. Filmmakers travel into the hermit kingdom to see through the propaganda of how the North Korean people really live. They also go to South Korea where they meet escaped North Korean refugees who are ready to share their testimonies. After the documentary, we will discuss the current geopolitical implications of North Korea’s nuclear capabilities. 50 pesos.

Frans Bloem brings his world famous cabaret back to Shelter Theater for four shows on March 18, 19, 25, and 26 at 7pm. Bloem is famed for his excellent interpretation of chansonnier Charles Aznavour, who personally allows him to sing his songs. Bloem has traveled to more than 50 countries, entertaining audiences with great success. His exceptional quality as an entertainer not only makes him “that singer with a beautiful voice” but also gives his performance an extra dimension that allows him to communicate in an intense way with his public. Tickets available at La Biblioteca and online at 150 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 come out! 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 Jardín 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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