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The Blues Brothers of San Miguel

By David Johanssen

Blues-masters Tom Driscoll and Dave Bingham have been performing in San Miguel since their impromptu local jam in 2014. This week, on February 15, they take to the Shelter stage. They have over 45 years in the biz, including with bands which opened for The Rolling Stones, The Animals, and The Beach Boys. Tickets are available at Biblioteca and online at

The Tricky Part: Starring Don Krim
Fri and Sat, Feb 10 and 11, 7pm
Sun, Feb 12, 3pm
200 pesos advance/250 pesos at door

Tom Driscoll & Dave Bingham
Wed, Feb 15, 7pm
150 pesos

A Day Without A Mexican
Fri, Feb 17, 5pm
100 pesos (Includes drink)

Frans Bloem: Kabarett Above and Beyond
Sat, Feb 18, 7pm
200 pesos

Live Concert
The Better Halves
Sun, Feb 19, 7pm
200 pesos

All events are in Shelter Theater, Vicente Guerrero 4

San Miguel’s newest theater company, Caja Negra, launches its premier production at Shelter with a powerful one-man play from 2005, The Tricky Part, by Martin Moran, from February 10-12. The monologue stars the incomparable Don Krim and is directed by Alan Jordan. The challenging work is described by Variety as “detailing the complicated sexual relationship with a counselor at a Catholic boys’ camp … confession doesn’t get more personal, real or heartfelt.”

Build a wall? “No guey,” we say! Join us February 17 as we imagine a US without our Mexican friends to do the work Americans refuse. “A Day Without a Mexican” is the 2004 fantasy film that looks at what an America without Mexicans might look like as it quickly falls into chaos and ruin. Show your support for your ‘distant neighbor’ with the timely comedy, today more relevant than ever.

New York award-winning cabaret performer and recording artist Frans Bloem returns to Shelter with his LGBT benefit show “Kabarett Above and Beyond.” Having sung in five languages across 52 countries from Paris to Shanghai, Cabaret Scenes calls Frans’ performance, “ … a riveting show with a passion that binds the audience to him.” February 18, 24, and 25.

Austin’s The Better Halves will remind you of the heart-warming chemistry between June Carter and Johnny Cash. Jimmy Joe and Chrissie always get toes tapping with their upbeat and cheerful music that feels just right thanks to clever lyrics and the kind of boy-girl banter that is hard to find these days. The Better Halves for one show only, February 19.


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