Children’s Art Sale
Saturday, August 4, the Lake Chapala Society (LCS) holds its Children’s Art Sale 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., with a portion of the proceeds going to the artist and the remainder to support the program. All of the art was created during the summer art camp that ended August 3.
Lake Chapala Society members can take advantage of Film Aficionados screenings each Thursday, 2 p.m. On August 10, “White” (Blanc) (1994, France-Poland) will be shown. This is the second of Polish director Krzysztof Kieslowski’s trilogy on France’s national motto – Liberty, Equality, Fraternity. Karol (Polish) marries Dominique (French) and moves to Paris. The marriage breaks down forcing Karol to return to Poland. He never forgets Dominique and, while starting a new life in Warsaw, he begins to plot his next moves. (105 minutes.) The third film in the trilogy will be shown August 17.
Theater at LCS
Potter Productions presents a staged reading of “The Sisters Rosensweig,” written by Wendy Wasserstein and directed by Rosann Balbontin. The cast features Don Beaudreault, Anne Drake, Maryanne Gibbard, Barbara Pruitt, Ed Tasca and Sharon Lowry.
Sara Goode, an enormously successful American woman working as the British representative of a major Hong Kong bank, is about to celebrate her 54th birthday. Firmly ensconced in her lovely London home, she leads a quiet, almost cold, expatriate life with her daughter, Tess. For the birthday celebration, her two sisters, Gorgeous Teitelbaum and Pfeni Rosensweig, arrive. As if this weren’t causing Sara enough stress, Mervyn Kant, a furrier, and a friend of Geoffrey Duncan, prominent theater director and on-again, off-again, bisexual lover of Pfeni, shows up at her door. All of this comedic confusion adds up to unexpected romance, suspected partings, recriminations, reconciliations and, above all, newfound love and acceptance.
Festival del Lago concerts
The Festival del Lago music fest will run August 11-26, with a focus on the training and development of advanced classical music students.
During the August festival, four one-hour “Master Series” concerts will be held at the Auditorio de la Ribera, featuring the faculty members of the festival. The concerts start at 8 p.m.
Monday, August 13, The Gryphon Trio will perform. Wednesday, August 15, Schubert, Dvorak and Brahms are on the menu. Saturday, August 18, The Harp Quartet performs works by Beethoven and Friday, August 24, The Dvorak Piano Quintet will wrap up the series.
There will also be evening student recitals and masterclasses held at the beautiful Haus Der Musik. All performances are at 8 p.m. Performance dates are August 16, 17, 19, 20, 22, 23 and 25.
Expo EnArt bus trip
Big Band dancing
Dance to the sound of Big Band Rafael Terriquez, a lakeside group of 18 musicians – Mexicans and expats – that bring a big band style sound to the Chapala area. Musical director Rafael Terriquez, “El Pili,” a talented trombonist from Jalisco, has backed up such artists as Celia Cruz, Vincente and Alejandro Fernandez, Juan Gabriel, Eugenia Leon, Lupita D”Alessio, Ricardo Montaner and Paulina Rubio. His passion for the grand bands of the past gave rise to the formation of this group.
Mariachi Festival bus trip
LCS will take a bus to the 22nd annual International Mariachi Festival, Thursday, August 30 when a free concert will be held at the Forum Mall in Tlaquepaque. The bus leaves the sculpture at La Floresta at 4 p.m. Tickets are 370 pesos for LCS members and 470 pesos for non-members.
Viva summer concerts
This summer, Viva la Musica continues with the “Romance in the Village” concert series held in private homes and small concert halls at lakeside.
The “Opera Romance” gala on Thursday, August 30, features soprano Jessica Alcala, mezzosoprano Mayela Lou and baritone Jose Manuel Gonzalez, with piano accompanist Rodrigo Sierra Moncayo. Romantic music by Donizetti, Rossini, Wagner and Lehar will be performed.
Friday, September 21, Sergio Parra, a Viva scholarship student, will play a program of Chopin, Messiaen, Iberia and Debussy in St. Andrew’s Anglican Church in Riberas del Pilar.
Tickets cost 500 pesos and include champagne and canapes served at 3:30 p.m. before the 4 p.m. concerts.
The location is disclosed on the back of each ticket, which are available at Diane Pearl, Mia’s Boutique and the Lake Chapala Society ticket booth, Thursday and Friday, 10 a.m. to noon.