“A spectacular ride!”—Time Out New York Step right up ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, to the Cirque Mechanics world of gears and canvas, pulleys and sawdust! At the center of every circus rests a 42-foot ring full of thrills, laughs, and excitement. Cirque Mechanics, inspired by modern circus, finds its roots in the mechanical and its heart in the stories of American industrial ingenuity. Strongmen, aerialists, acrobats, a galloping mechanical metal horse, and some clowning around await. FRIDAY, OCTOBER 26 7:30 PM | LAXSON AUDITORIUM $48 PREMIUM | $40 ADULT | $38 SENIOR $30 YOUTH | $15 CHICO STATE STUDENT Next Generation Mariachi MARIACHIHERENCIA DEMÉXICO “ThisensembleofstudentsfromChicago’simmigrantbarrioshasscoredasurprise hitwiththeirdebutalbumoftraditionalMexicanmusic.”—ChicagoTribune In 2017, Mariachi Herencia de Mexico’s debut album of traditional Mexican music, Nuestra Herencia (Our Heritage) ranked No. 2 in its first week on iTunes’ Latin chart and received a coveted Grammy nomination. Pretty good for this ensemble of students, ages 10 to 18, from Chicago’s immigrant barrios, who are reinventing how we see and hear Mariachi music. This group has captured the hearts and respect of the Mariachi world, and, with a debut concert at The Kennedy Center, they embark on their first-ever US tour. SUNDAY, OCTOBER 28 7:30 PM | LAXSON AUDITORIUM $36 PREMIUM | $28 ADULT | $26 SENIOR $18 YOUTH | $15 CHICO STATE STUDENT 8 CHICO PERFORMANCES 2018–2019