Enjoy “Compedio de Laberinto,” a night of Mexican songs from yesteryear, at the Centro Cultural Gonzalez Gallo in Chapala Saturday, October 7, 6 p.m.
Tenor Rogelio Velazquez Rodriguez and pianist Lynda Kim Arcila Aviles perform. Tickets are 100 pesos at the door. Proceeds benefit Juan Zuñiga.
A group of 16 artists from Zacatecas are presenting their work at the Centro Cultural Ajijic.
Showing in “Divergencias” is art by Pedro Valtierra, Luis Rolando Ortiz, Enrique Barajas Pro, Juan Carlos Villegas, Rogelio Aguilar, Gaby Marcial, Iván Leaños, Eduardo Santana, Adrián Ruiz, Ana Acevedo, Raúl Luna, José Pérez, Leopoldo Elías Smith, Rubén Rivera, Iván Medrano and Ulises Saucedo.
Lakeside Little Theatre hosts the National Theatre Live screening of “Peter Pan,” based on the works by J.M. Barrie, Saturday, October 14, 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, October 15, 3 p.m. Tickets, 250 pesos, are available at the LLT box office Wednesday and Thursday, 10 a.m. to noon.
Naked Stage audition
Director Michael Warren will open auditions for the Naked Stage Readers’ Theatre presentation of “Copenhagen” Wednesday, October 11, 10 a.m. at the Naked Stage Theatre. Warren is looking for two men and one woman for the play, with show dates November 24-26. “Copenhagen” focuses on a meeting in Nazi-occupied Denmark by Nobel Prize winning physicists Niels Bohr and Werner Heisenberg at Bohr’s home. They had collaborated on the Copenhagen Interpretation of quantum physics. Bohr was Danish and Heisenberg was German, so from Bohr’s point of view, Heisenberg was both a friend and an enemy. No one knows what they said to each other on that day in 1941. After the war, even they couldn’t agree on it. This dramatic play by Michael Frayn imagines that fateful meeting.
The Lake Chapala Society (LCS ) hosts a weekly film for members at the Sala, Thursdays 2 p.m.
October 12, the Austrian film “Farewell to Europe ” (2017) will be featured. This movie charts the years of exile in the life of the famous Jewish-Austrian writer, Stefan Zweig, his inner struggle for the “right attitude” toward the events in war-torn Europe, and his search for a new home. Based on actual events.
Opera bus trips
Viva La Musica hosts Saturday trips to HD live screenings of Live from the Met opera at the Teatro Diana in Guadalajara. Buses depart at 10:30 a.m.
Tickets, 450 pesos for members and 550 for non-members, are available at the LCS ticket booth on Thursdays and Fridays, 10 a.m. to noon, or by calling Rosemary Keeling at 766-1801.
October 14: “The Magic Flute” by Mozart with Golda Schultz as Pamina and Kathryn Lewek as Queen of the Night.
November 18: “The Exterminating Angel,” by British composer Thomas Ades, based on a famous surrealist movie, with Audrey Luna as Leticia Maynar and Amanda Echalaz as Lucia de Nobile.
Rehearsals for the Thrill the World Ajijic 2017 zombie dance fundraiser continue each Saturday, 1-3 p.m., and Wednesday, 5-7 p.m., at the Centro Cultural Ajijic through October 27. No zombie or dancing experience is necessary. This year, Tepehua Community Center and the School for Special Needs will be the recipients of the funds generated by this fun event.
Orchestra bus trips
Viva La Musica is sponsoring bus trips to Jalisco Philharmonic Orchestra concerts at the Teatro Degollado in Guadalajara. Tickets (premium orchestra seats), 450 pesos (550 for non-members), are available at the LCS ticket booth on Thursdays and Fridays, 10 a.m. to noon, or by calling Rosemary Keeling at 766-1801.
Thursday, October 19: “Hungarian Impressions,” conducted by Marco Parisotto, features “Suite” by Kodaly, “Piano Concerto No.1” by Liszt, with Daniela Liebman on piano, “Hungarian Dances” by Brahms and “Mandarin Suite” by Bartok. The bus leaves at 4:30 p.m. with a stop at a good restaurant.
Thursday, October 26: Saint-Saens’ “Organ Symphony No. 3,” conducted by Marco Parisotto. The bus leaves at 4:30 p.m. with a stop at a good restaurant.
Sunday November 19: Gustav Mahler, “Resurrection Symphony,” conducted by Marco Parisotto, with soprano Nicole Heaston, contralto Cassandra Zoe Velasco, and the Zapopan Municipal Choir directed by Timothy Ruff Welch. The bus leaves at 3:30 p.m. for the 6 p.m. concert. No dinner stop.
Sunday November 26: Operatic Gala directed by Marco Parisotto features pieces from Mozart’s Don Giovanni, Bellini’s Norma, Puccini’s La Boheme and Turandot. Nicole Heaston, soprano, and Lorenzo Decaro, tenor, perform. Bus departs 10:30 am.
Los Cantantes del Lago’s perennially popular concert Showstoppers 15 will be held Sunday, October 22, 4 p.m. (cash bar at 3 p.m.) at St. Andrew’s Anglican Church in Riberas del Pilar. This concert features members and friends of Los Cantantes performing solos, duets and small group numbers of Broadway and non-Broadway “showstoppers” with a bit of comedy, some drama and a lot of fun. The show features new and returning singers in all new songs. Emcee Barbara Pruitt will be on hand and the inimitable Maestro Timothy G. Ruff Welch will be accompanying the singers with style and wit. Tickets, 250 pesos, are available at Mia’s Boutique, Diane Pearl, from any choir member or at www.loscantantesdellago.com.