The Centro Cultural Ajijic will offer an introduction to theater workshop in Spanish starting Saturday, May 12, running each Saturday from 2 to 4 p.m.
Edgar Cueto will present the course, which will cover theory, history, acting methods, methodology, body, voice and emotion, concentration, relaxation before the scene and improvisation.
Cueto has a degree in Artes Escenicas para la Expresion Teatral from the University of Guadalajara, as well as six years’ experience in theater as a dramaturgist, producer, director and actor. For more information, call the center at (376) 766-2373.
Lake Chapala Society members can take advantage of Film Aficionados screenings each Thursday at 2 p.m.
On May 17, “In The Fade” (Auf Dem Nichts) from Germany will be shown. Katja’s life collapses after the death of her husband and son in a bomb attack. After a time of mourning and injustice, she seeks revenge. Academy Award nominee for Best Foreign Language Film. (101 minutes).
INBA course at CCGG
The Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes will hold a course on artistic disciplines for children and young people ages 6 to 21 at the Centro Cultural Gonzalez Gallo (CCGG). The program will include music, dance, theater and both plastic and visual arts.
To sign up or get more information, stop into the CCGG Tuesday to Friday, 4-6 p.m. or call 765-7424. Documents needed to enter are birth certificate, copy of curp, recent school documents and one photograph (tamaño infantil).
The Ballet Raqs Sharqui from Ixtlahuacan de los Membrillos together with the Ballet Atequiza, Ballet Raqs Yumeria and Tribu Prismata offer a festival of belly dance at the Auditorio de la Ribera, Saturday, May 19, 5 p.m. Special guests include Tracy Rhaj and Sandra Cuevas.
Tickets, 150 or 200 pesos, are available at 331-310-9937 and 331-723-3440.
A Mexican fiesta with music for listening and dancing by El Michoacano Miguel Alonso, Lupita Jimenez, Lucha y Gorge, Elbert Moguel and Strwek and Mike Luna and his 039 Group will celebrate dads the night before Fathers Day, Saturday, June 9, 7 p.m. at the Salon de Eventos La Huerta in West Ajijic.
Tickets, 150 pesos, are available atVinateria El Barrilito (in front of Bancomer Ajijic, Armando’s Restaurant and via Lupita Jimenez at 330-131-0566.
Piano and music theory professor Mauricio Allera gives a piano recital together with the Chapala Chamber Orchestra, entitled Piano Nostalgia, Saturday, May 19, 8 p.m. at the Centro Cultural Gonzalez Gallo. Tickets are 100 pesos.
Allera has studied at the Academia Yamaha, Academia de Acapella, the Escuela Superior de Musica Sagrada, the Conserviatorio de las Rosas in Morelia, Michocacan and last year in France at the University of Rennes and the Rennes Conservatory. He has a degree in Gregorian Chants and has taught piano and music theory at the Centro Cultural Gonzalez Gallo for two years.
Enjoy great music at some of Lakeside’s best eateries and night spots this weekend.
Friday, May 11
The Jazz Duet gets an early start at Huerto Cafe in Riberas del Pilar from 11:30 a.m.
Golden Hill plays classic rock 9:30 p.m. at Iron Horse Saloon in Riberas del Pilar.
Jonathan and Los Traficantes de Ritmo keep the tunes flowing at Adelita’s Bar and Grill from 8:30-11 p.m.
Aztaveria will get you dancing at Funky Finn’s in San Antonio from 8-10 pm.
Daniel Tejada tinkles the ivories at Roberto’s on the Carretera from 6-9 p.m.
Rodrigo Leal is at the piano at St. Remy du Lac in West Ajijic from 7-9 p.m.
Saturday, May 12
Los Bufones de la Tristeza from Estado de Mexico play trova, bossa and blues 9 p.m. at La Peña de Santos Rico, Constitucion 16 in Ajijic.
Beto Moreno is at Los Telares in Ajijic from 4-6 p.m.
Noe Raygoza and the Classics play Perry’s Pizza 6:30-10 p.m.
The Lucas Cover band play at Funky Finn’s in San Antonio 8-10 p.m.
Los Tres Amigos are featured at Roberto’s playing cumbias from 7-10 p.m.
Time Machine plays both old and new rock at the Iron Horse from 9:30 p.m.
Sunday, May 6
Listen to romantic violin music at Food Lake Container in Ribera del Pilar every Sunday, 4 p.m.
The Jazz Prophets with Mike Fortier on vocals is up at El Bar-Co beginning 5 p.m.
Daniel Cordero gets you in the mood early at the Iron Horse, 3 p.m.