The Return of “El Juan”
By David Johanssen
The incomparable Zoë Lewis performs one final concert on Friday, March 10, at 7pm, as she uses vintage jazz, gypsy swing, Latin grooves, and funk originals to show why she won the Colorado Rocky Mountain Folk Festival and the 2003 “Troubadour Award,” as well as being named the “New Folk Winner” at the 2002 Kerrville Festival in Texas. “Probably the most charismatic performance I’ve ever seen” (Accesline, Ia).
Fri, Mar 10, 7pm
El Juan & Tom Driscoll Return Tour
Sat, Mar 11, 7pm
Frans Bloem: Kabarett Above and Beyond
Sun, Mar 12, 5pm
Virginia Woolf: A Room of One’s Own
Thur–Sat, Mar 16–18, 7pm
Sun, Mar 19, 3pm
All events are in Shelter Theater, Vicente Guerrero 4
“The music sizzles with emotion,” says El Juan. “It will touch your heart and soul and haul you to your feet.” The Vancouver musician says of his sobriquet that the diversity of the SMA musical scene has been key to his musical evolution. You’ll see what he means on Saturday, March 11, at 7pm, as El Juan & Tom Driscoll Return Tour once again lights up the Shelter stage with other local musicians also helping to benefit the boys’ orphanage of Mexiquito. Tickets are available at La Biblioteca and online at sheltervg4.com.
Back by popular demand after a sold-out run, New York award-winning cabaret performer and recording artist Frans Bloem returns to Shelter on Sunday, March 12, at 5pm, with an unforgettable evening of authentic European cabaret: Kabarett, Above and Beyond. Cabaret. Scenes calls the master showman’s performance “…a riveting show with a passion that binds the audience to him.”
Virginia Woolf’s A Room of One’s Own opens Thursday, March 16. The monologue, an elegant defense from 1929 of a woman’s right to self-expression and the means to achieve it, has been an internationally acclaimed success by its performer, Catherine Bryne, who spent more than a year researching the famed author’s life and her frustrations in a man’s world. Bryne has performed the show in venues from Florida to Vermont, as well as at San Miguel de Allende’s “Virginia Woolf Festival.” Don’t miss this powerful classic cry for equality and justice in pre-war America!