Singer/Songwriter/Guitarist Gabe Hizer
Tue, Dec 27, 7pm
Gabe Hizer is a singer, songwriter, and guitarist. At the age of 16, Gabe won a DownBeat magazine scholarship for summer study at the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston, from which he later graduated with a degree in jazz composition. As a professional guitar teacher for 12 years, he developed great technique in finger-picking, flat-picking, and jazz harmony (as well as much patience). After leading several rock and blues bands in New England, he moved to Nashville, Tennessee, where he spent 18 years honing his songwriting skills, co-writing with other songwriters, and recording his first CD of original songs, Persistence of Memory.
Since moving permanently to San Miguel de Allende in 2014, Gabe has collaborated with many of the wonderful musicians also residing in this magical town. (Perhaps one or more of them will show up at some of the upcoming concerts!)
If you like James Taylor, Joni Mitchel, Jackson Browne, blues, country, and some romantic bossa nova tunes, you’ll love this intimate concert of original songs (and great guitar playing and singing).
All of the net proceeds will be donated to Sociedad Protectora de Animales de San Miguel de Allende, the only no-kill shelter for cats and dogs in San Miguel.
Felix and Meira
Sat, Dec 31, 3pm
Teatro Santa Ana
Félix and Meira is a story of an unconventional romance between two people living vastly different realities mere blocks apart. Each lost in their everyday lives, Meira (Hadas Yaron), a Hasidic Jewish wife and mother, and Félix (Martin Dubreuil), a secular loner mourning the recent death of his estranged father, unexpectedly meet in a local bakery in Montreal’s Mile End district. What starts as an innocent friendship becomes more serious as the two wayward strangers find comfort in one another. As Félix opens Meira’s eyes to the world outside of her tight-knit Orthodox community, her desire for change becomes harder for her to ignore, ultimately forcing her to choose: remain in the life that she knows or give it all up to be with Félix. Maxime Giroux’s film is a poignant and touching tale of self-discovery set against the backdrops of Montreal, Brooklyn, and Venice, Italy.