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Ribera Arts Review - May 19, 2018

Rondalla de Chapala

Ajijic’s La Bodega restaurant will host a romantic dinner with live entertainment by La Rondalla de Chapala Friday, May 18, 6 p.m., as a fundraiser for local pilot-in-training Julio Raygoza Villanueva.

La Rondalla de Chapala is an all-male vocal and acoustic instrumental group renowned for its repertoire of traditional Mexican music. Tickets, 250 pesos, are on sale at the Página office, upstairs at Avenida Madero 415-A, next door to the OXXO store at Chapala’s main intersection.

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African rhythms

Enjoy learning traditional African dance rhythms with live drums at a workshop offered by Efrain Kasin and Nicole Belinne, Saturday, May 19 through Monday, May 21, 6-7:30 p.m. The cost is 500 pesos for all three days or 200 pesos per day. The workshop is held at La Cochera Cultural, Javier Mina 49 in Ajijic. For more information, see facebook/La-Cochera-Cultural.

Belly Dance

The Ballet Raqs Sharqui from Ixtlahuacan de los Membrillos, together with 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.

Piano nostalgia concert

Piano and music theory professor Mauricio Allera will give 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.

pg18bAllera has studied at the Academia Yamaha, Academia de Acapella, the Escuela Superior de Musica Sagrada, the Conservatorio 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.

Film Aficionados

Lake Chapala Society members can take advantage of Film Aficionados screenings each Thursday at 2 p.m.

On May 24, “The Meyerowitz Stories” will be shown. An estranged family gathers together in New York for an event celebrating the artistic work of their father, played by Dustin Hoffman.  Also featuring Adam Sandler and Emma Thompson. (110 minutes).

INBA course

The Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes will hold a course on artistic disciplines for children and young people aged 6 to 21 at the Centro Cultural Gonzalez Gallo. The program will include music, dance, theater and both plastic and visual arts.

To sign up or get more information, stop into the cultural center Tuesday to Friday, 4-6 p.m. or call 765-7424. Documents needed to enter are a birth certificate, copy of Curp, recent school documents and one photograph (tamaño infantil).

Dad’s Day

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 at Vinateria El Barrilito (in front of Bancomer Ajijic, Armando’s Restaurant and via Lupita Jimenez at 330-131-0566.pg18c

Stepping Out

Enjoy great music at some of Lakeside’s best eateries and night spots this weekend.

Friday, May 18

The Jazz Duet gets an early start at Huerto Cafe in Riberas del Pilar from 11:30 a.m.

Aztevera 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.

Time Machine plays dance music from 6:30-10:30 p.m. at Perry’s Pizza in West Ajijic.

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 19

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.

Los Tres Amigos are featured at Roberto’s playing cumbias from 7-10 p.m.

Rockumbieros will be at the Iron Horse from 9:30 p.m.

Sign up for Art Camp

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Now is time to get your favorite young person to sign up for the 6th Annual Art Camp, sponsored by the Lake Chapala Society’s Children’s Art program. The camp will run from Monday, July 30 to Friday, August 3, 10 a.m. to noon daily. Registration has already begun and runs through July 28, but there are only 130 spaces available. Children who attend the program’s classes on Saturdays during the year are given priority. This annual project wouldn’t be possible without the generous financial support of the Ajijic Society of the Arts (ASA) and the dedication of its members, who come every day to help with the workshops. This year, the workshops consist of activities with acrylics, watercolor, clay modeling, kite-making and mosaics, drawing, daily projects for the little ones. The kids are offered a small snack at the end of each day. If you would like to help at Art Camp, make a small financial contribution or donate materials, email Danielle Pagé 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..

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