Last updateFri, 16 Mar 2018 10am

Traditional observances bring Easter story to life

Easter, the most important holiday on the Christian calendar, will be celebrated throughout the coming week with a series of traditional activities that literally bring religious doctrine to life.

Viva presents trio of virtuoso musicians

Rising star cellist Jose Gregorio Nieto will perform with pianist Marita Zimmer and clarinetist Charles Nath in a Viva la Musica concert Friday, March 3, 4:30 p.m. 

Hilarity guaranteed at Bravo Theatre’s ‘play within a play’

“Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike” opened Thursday afternoon at the Bravo Theatre.  This is the kind of play that ultimately scores humorous points while simultaneously commenting on our society.  If you are a fan of theater you will recognize the characters’ names from works by Chekhov.  In this play, the writer Christopher Durang has taken a blender and whipped up a story that includes themes from “The Cherry Orchard” and “The Three Sisters.”    Uncle Vanya’s play within a play becomes a commentary on global warming and the shallowness of our electronic communications. 

Free Chapala Jazz Fest brings big name artists to town

Distinguished musicians from Mexico, the United States, Costa Rica and France are listed in the line-up for  Chapala’s International Jazz Festival, to be held Friday, March 17 through Sunday, March 19 at the open-air stage located on the eastern leg of the city’s waterfront Malecón.

Friday’s opening night program, set to run for four hours starting at 7 p.m., begins with a 45-minute set by the hometown’s Big Band de Rafael Terríquez, followed by Las Billies, an all-girl a capella vocal sextet from Guadalajara.