“Bon Temps” New Orleans on the way!

By John Johanssen

Good times are a-coming as the Nathan Rivera Band returns to San Miguel this weekend! These California minstrels will fill our stage with their happy “gypsy blues” live, Friday, November 25, at 7pm and Saturday, November 26, at 7pm. Hailing from the streets of New Orleans, the gypsy-folk friends of Nathan Rivera have traveled the world sharing their gift of music to make audiences smile and sway, “spreading positivity and joy one note at a time!”

Live Concert
Nathan Rivera Band
Fri, Nov 25, 7pm
150 pesos

Live Concert
Nathan Rivera Band
Sat, Nov 26, 7pm
150 pesos

Open Mic
Tue, Nov 29, 7:30pm
50 pesos (includes drink)

Documentary and Discussion
The Fantastic Richard Feynman
Wed, Nov 30, 5pm
60 pesos

Live Concert
Performance Art Persia
Fri, Dec 2, 7pm
Free admission

All events are at Shelter Theater, Vicente Guerrero 4

Working with jazz guitarist Jessie Smith and Nathan Rivera’s eclectic accordion and fluent improvisation, they meld together to create a truly unique and exhilarating feel-good show. Tickets are available at the Biblioteca or online at sheltervg4.com.

Don’t miss a free performance from Iran on Friday, December 2, at 7pm, “Performance Art Persia.” For more than 20 years, performance artists Ellin Krinsly and Arie van Duijn have collaborated interculturally with diverse cultures to create performances in nature and art houses. Now they bring one of their most intriguing shows from the ancient Iranian island of Hormuz in the Persian Gulf to San Miguel. Based on the story of a mermaid with scythes for fins, a poetic blind musician plays his double flute among salt pillars while traditional actors of the island transform into mythical elves. You’ve never seen anything like it! With a performance history stretching from Indonesia to Mongolia and New York, Ellin and Arie are delighted to be sharing their amazing dance visions with our Shelter audience. Discussion to follow.

Wednesday, November 30, at 5pm: The Fantastic Richard Feynman. Come and learn about the most popular physicist in American history. Feynman, an American theoretical physicist, was considered one of the most influential scientists of the 20th century. He received the Nobel Prize in physics, pioneered quantum computing, and introduced the concept of nanotechnology. In this film, we learn the captivating story of Mr. Feynman, the “everyman” of advanced physics. 50 pesos. Discussion of this beloved genius to follow.

Every Tuesday at 7:30pm we hold an Open Mic. If you want your 10 minutes of fame, then this is the place for you! Regulars call it the “Cheers Bar” of San Miguel. Get on the stage and strut your stuff: music, dance, acting, comedy—you can do anything you like—or just sit back and enjoy the fun. 50 pesos audience/30 pesos for performers (includes drink).


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