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Soul Friends

Anam Cara, Soul Friends

By David Johanssen

Anam Cara, Celtic for “soul friends,” is a new musical venture in San Miguel. The band, featuring Catherine Bryne, Marc Taylor, Jordan Beslow, and Larry Dworksy is known locally for reinterpreting songs from the sixties and seventies as well as traditional folk tunes in updated arrangements. Their repertoire draws from Crosby, Stills, and Nash; John Prine; Woody Guthrie, Cat Stevens, Gillian Welch, Peggy Lee, Bob Dylan, and many others.

Aside from such classics, they also toss an Irish lilt or two into songs from the American folk music canon. It’s a lively evening of good music and new friends! Catch them next Friday and Saturday only at Shelter. Tickets are available at the Biblioteca’s Tesoros shop and online at

On Friday–Sat, March 30–31, Readers Theater presents a live performance of Ripcord, the hilarious story of two widows determined to compete for queen of their retirement home with, as The New York Times tells it, “a series of increasingly elaborate practical jokes, some of which verge on the downright sadistic.”

Marjorie Burren directs some of San Miguel’s leading actors as well as others from the New York theater scene, making this one hoot you won’t want to miss!

This Wednesday, Shelter presents the video Human Nature and Politics, with a discussion afterward hosted by legal expert Judge Patrick Coony. To what extent can our political outcomes be explained by unconscious human desires? Patrick argues that the strength of these buried attitudes often defy logic and make reasoned compromises very difficult to achieve. They also can explain the popularity of demagogues.

There is a real possibility that such attitudes will undo the fabulous technological progress that humans have achieved in the past century and indeed lead to catastrophe. Can strategies be developed to diminish the popularity of the negative aspects of human nature? Join us for this important film, lecture, and discussion.

So, where the heck is Shelter Theater? Nearby—an easy 10-minute walk from the Jardín! Google us or find our logo on the Que Pasa map in the upper left-hand corner. See our calendar at for dates and online tickets.


Live Readers Theater

Ripcord, with local actors

Fri–Sat, Mar 30–31, 7pm

100 pesos (inc drink)


Live Music/Variety

Open Mic

Tue, Apr 3, 7:30pm

70 pesos (inc drink)


Video, Lecture, and Presentation

Human Nature and Politics

Wed, Apr 4, 5pm

100 pesos (inc drink)


Live Concert

Anam Cara

Fri–Sat, Apr 6–7, 7pm

200 pesos


All events are in: Shelter Theater, Vicente Guerrero 4




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