Entertainment in Guadalajara Region

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    Arena Coliseo

    Watching masked luchadores (wrestlers) with names like El Terrible and Blue Panther gut-punching each other makes for a memorable night out. Expect scantily clad women, insult-hurling crowds and screaming doughnut vendors: it’s all part of the fun of this classic Mexican pastime. The neighborhood surrounding the beloved coliseum can be a bit dodgy; take the usual precautions. Tuseday night events are typically called ' Martes de Glamour ' (Glamour Tuesdays), a tongue-in-cheek reference to the extra raunchiness of the show and crowds.

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    Campo Charro Jalisco

    Charreadas (or charrerías), similar to rodeos, are held at noon most Sundays in this ring just behind Parque Agua Azul south of the city center. Charros (cowboys) come from all over Jalisco and the rest of Mexico; escaramuza charra (female stunt riding) teams perform as well.

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    El Parián

    A rambling 19th century complex in Tlaquepaque made up of dozens of small cantinas that all share one huge courtyard occupied by droves of mariachi. From Thursday to Monday, bands battle and jockey for your ears, applause and cash in the central bandstand for about an hour from 3:30pm and then again from 9:30pm

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    Ex Convento del Carmen

    This erstwhile 17th-century church and monastery (which mostly now dates from the 1860s) is home to a well-respected cultural center hosting a wide range of dance, music and theater performances; one wing serves as a contemporary art gallery too.

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    1er Piso Jazz Club

    This retro glam jazz club – table cloths, chandeliers, martinis – on the 1er piso (1st floor, not ground floor) of a downtown city building has sets most nights from 9pm and excellent cocktails.

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    Teatro Diana

    The hippest venue in town hosting a wide range of range of drama, dance and music performances. It stages traveling Broadway shows, concerts with local and international artists and art installations.

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    Teatro Degollado

    This historic theater is a downtown cultural center that hosts a range of drama, dance and music performances.

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    Estadio Omnilife

    You’ll have to trek out to Zapopan if you want to see the beloved ‘Chivas’ (ie Guadalajara’s fútbol team) juggle footballs and – hopefully – make their opponent’s goal net ripple. The deluxe 49,850-capacity Estadio Omnilife, which opened in 2010 and is Mexico's fourth largest stadium, is home to Guadalajara’s most revered soccer team. To get to the stadium take bus 400 run by Sistecozone from Parque Revolución.