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Even Bigger than Groucho!

Karl Marx

By David Johanssen

Wrought from the Industrial Revolution, Karl Marx’s socialist teachings continue to inspire, challenge, and scandalize people throughout the world. Appalled by evidence of deplorable working conditions in large-scale factories, Marx suggested that it was only a matter of time before the working class mounted a revolt against the capitalist system. This week, we examine the life of the still much-beloved German philosopher and explore why his controversial theories continue to resonate to this day.

Wednesday, June 13, 5pm: the new documentary, Who Was Karl Marx?, examining both Marx’s personal journey and and the popularity of his philosophy today, the film spotlights how this influential philsopher’s work has been perceived in contradictory ways throughout the world: some believe the working class must forever contend with capitalism while others attempt to redefine Marxism for a modern age. Who Was Karl Marx? provides well-reasoned insights into an often vilified subject. Discussion to follow.

Friday, June 8, 5pm: Dr Strangelove. Stanley Kubrick’s blackest of black comedies. Originally intended as yet another terrifying Cold War thriller, the puckish Kubrick instead spun a tale of an insane general purposely trying to trigger a nuclear holocaust that a war room full of leaders frantically try to stop—or enjoy. The Chicago Reader raves, “Kubrick’s brilliant Cold War satire remains as funny and razor-sharp today as it was in 1964.” It’s Peter Sellers’ tour-de-force!

Saturday, June 9, 6pm: Van Morrison Live at BBC Radio Theater. Come check out the “Belfast Cowboy” with his just-released live concert film. In an up-close and personal show described as “sublime” by Radio Times, “Morrison’s rich oaky voice brings musical healing.” With a set list spanning his iconic catalog, including classic hits like “Brown Eyed Girl,” “Wild Night,” “Cleaning Windows,” and a new track called “Keep Me Singing,” this live performance celebrates the Celtic soul troubadour’s 53 years as a musical innovator. With this high-def, surround-sound version, you’ll feel immersed in the magic too!

Open Mic is your chance to have 10 minutes of fame onstage—or just watch the fun. Every Tuesday at 7:30pm.

Shelter Theater is an easy 10-minute walk down from the Jardín. See our calendar at for dates and online tickets. Find our logo on the Que Pasa map in the upper left-hand corner. We reserve the right to refuse service due to our limited handicapped access. Write for details.



Dr. Strangelove

Fri, Jun 8, 5pm

100 pesos


Concert on Screen

Van Morrison Live at BBC Radio Theater

Sat, Jun 9, 6pm

120 pesos


Live Music/Variety

Open Mic

Tue, Jun 12, 7:30pm

70 pesos (inc drink)

Documentary and Discussion

Who Was Karl Marx?

Wed, Jun 13, 5pm

70 pesos



Frida with Salma Hayak

Fri, Jun 15, 5pm

100 pesos


All events are in Shelter Theater, Vicente Guerrero 4


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