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Ribera Arts Review - October 31, 2020

Online art store

Although Covid-19 restrictions have curtailed evening art events just as the season unfolds, the Ajijic Society of the Arts (ASA) has put together a well-done website – ASA Art Store – where you can find some 70 works by 17 local artists, review them and claim them online.

pg21aYou can search by artist or by type of art and refine the search by a variety of details. Once selected, the artist will email the buyer to arrange payment and pick up.

This is not quite as fun as a gallery opening, but if you first open a bottle of wine and prepare some bocadillos, it could be a fun way to choose to decorate your abode.

See ajijicsocietyofthearts.com/store.

LLT’s third show

The next production in Lakeside Little Theatre’s Ajijic Reader’s Theatre (ART) is “Lunenburg,” with tentative dates of November 13-15 and 20-22 (Covid restrictions permitting). All shows are at 4 p.m.

The play, by Norm Foster, is a philosophical comedy about healing and coming to understand oneself. There are lots of laughs, but not through humor that shocks. Rather, it’s subtle comedy that envelops you in its warmth.

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American widow Iris Oulette has inherited a home in Nova Scotia from her recently-deceased husband. Surprisingly, it is a home Iris knew nothing about. So, she and her best friend Natalie travel up to Lunenburg to see the home and to find out as much as she can about her husband’s mysterious dealings in the lovely coastal village. What follows is a series of twists and turns, love and laughter... and a winsome neighbor named Charlie.

Georgette Richmond directs Darlene Sherwood as Iris, Tina Dawn Leonard as Natalie and Brian Fuqua as Charlie.

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Covid-19 precautions will be in place for all performances with open-air seating in LLT‘s Angel Terrace for approximately 40 individuals while maintaining a minimum of six feet social distancing.

Tickets, 150 pesos, are available by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  Include your choice of performance date. Tickets reserved via email must be paid for by Thursday, November 12 at the box office, open 10 a.m. to noon, Wednesday and Thursday (October 28 to November 12) and one hour before each show. Or call the LLT box office, 376-766-0954, during hours. Leave a message if there is no answer, and they will return the call.

Music?

While the Covid-19 restrictions definitely put a crimp on the music scene at Lakeside, it seems that live background music at restaurants before 7 p.m. may be allowed, although dancing is probably pushing the envelope. With that in mind, these live music events may still be on. Check with the venue before showing up.

Huerto Café hosts the Jazz Duet with Jan Castañon and David Perez, Friday, 11:30 a.m., and Monday, noon. Call 376-108-0843.

Dirty Black Beans have rescheduled their “Halloween” party at Ajijic Pub House for Friday, November 6, 3 to 6:30 p.m. Call 332-799-4019.

Jonathan Guzman plays La Cima de Copan in San Juan Cosala, Wednesday, 4:15 p.m. Call 387-761-0405. He also plays at Adelita Bar and Grill Thursdays, 4-6 p.m.

Live Black Strings with Victor and Nacho Garcia perform at El Ancla in West Ajijic, Wednesday, 5:30 to 7 p.m.

Aloha Rock features and Open Mic night at La Bodega, Wednesday, 5-7 p.m. Call 376-766-1002.

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