Feria Maestros del Arte
The Feria Maestros del Arte kicks off Friday, November 9 and runs through Sunday, November 11, at the Chapala Yacht Club, just a half block east of the Malecon.
Doors open each day at 9:30 a.m. More than 80 Mexican artisans from around the country will present their crafts and many will be creating during the show.
Jacob Mendoza from Oaxaca will present his rug weaving techniques Friday, 2:30 to 3:30 p.m.
On Saturday, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., the Dreamweavers, a group of weavers and dyers from Oaxaca, will be featured and Marta Turok will give a talk,
The talk “Rebozos and serapes at risk” is held Sunday, 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Also on Sunday, Turok will speak on sustainability and natural dyes, 10:30-11:30 a.m.; and Jalisco craftsman Cilau Valdez Navarro will present Huichol yarn painting, 2:30 -3:30 p.m.
Fashion shows are scheduled Friday, 12:30 p.m.; Saturday, 1:30 p.m. and Sunday, noon.
Entertainment will include father and son duo Black String and Marimba Bahia each day; Mariachi Mujar Latino, Saturday, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., and the Ballet Folklorico Ixtlahuacan de los Membrillos, Sunday, 2 to 2:45 p.m.
ASA Fall Show
Ajijic Society of the Arts (ASA) will hold the opening reception of their Annual Fall Themed Show Saturday, November 10, 4 to 6 p.m., at the Ajijic Cultural Center.
ASA has a membership of 160 artists, many of whom will have their work on display using the theme “Light and Dark.” The show will be up through Wednesday, November 21. ASA artists will be on hand to assist visitors from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily.
Also, ASA holds a Garden Show at the Lake Chapala Society Saturday, November 17, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Garden shows will be held every third Saturday of the month through April 2019. This is a great opportunity to see original art by local artists in a beautiful garden setting. Not only will ASA artists be there, but young artists from the Children’s Art Program will paint and sell their work.
Latin Grammy Award winner Jaramar Soto presents “Toda Mi Vida Os Amé,” love songs of the Middle Ages and the Renaissance with Luis Javier Ochoa on guitar and Alex Fernández Figueroa on violin.
The show brings together the personal interpretations of three brilliant performers whose work spans different genres, exploring this beautiful repertoire in acoustic, minimalist versions. Don’t miss this amazing vocalist Saturday, November 10, at the Spotlight Club.
Singer-songwriter-producer Dwight Blake returns to the Spotlight with his “Memories of Motown” show, Wednesday, November 14, 7 p.m. Blake pays tribute to the Temptations, Four Tops, Stevie Wonder and more.
Guadalajara Illusionist Zuno takes the stage Saturday, November 16, 7 p.m. for a night of mystery, magic and illusions.
Put on your boots and Stetson and dance to the Ol’ Country Boys Saturday, November 17, 8 p.m.
Lake Chapala Society members can take advantage of Film Aficionados screenings each Thursday, 2 p.m. November 15, “Departures” (2009, Japan) will be screened. A cellist finds himself unemployed after his orchestra disbands. This film follows his profound and sometimes comic journey as he uncovers the wonder, joy and meaning of life.
Mariachi benefit concert
Mariachi Femenil Nuevo Tecalitlan will perform with a ballet folklorico troupe Sunday, November 18, 6 p.m., at the Auditorio de la Ribera in a fundraiser for the Niños de San Antonio and the Cruz Roja Chapala, sponsored by the Chapala Camera de Comercio (Chamber of Commerce). Tickets, 250 pesos, are available at Yoly’s Salon, Ishop & Mail, Diane Pearl and the Camara de Comercio office, Madero 230, second floor, in Chapala 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 3 to 6 p.m. Call (376) 765-2784 or 331-564-9620 for free home delivery.
Ajijic through time
Centro Cultural Ajijic, in coordination with the Chapala municipal government, invites resident artists to submit paintings, drawings, photographs and work in other media for inclusion in the collective exhibit “Ajijic a Través del Tiempo,” to be displayed Saturday, November 24, through Thursday, December 6. Selected participants will be eligible to show one or two pieces reflecting themes of Ajijic, its people, customs, traditions or transformation through time. Information: visit the center on the plaza.
The Bare Stage Theatre presents “She Stoops to Conquer” (or Mistakes of the Night) by Oliver Goldsmith, Friday to Sunday, November 23 to 25.
First performed in London in 1773, the play is a favorite of theater classes in the English-speaking world. It is one of the few plays from the 18th century to have retained its appeal and performed regularly. It melds a romantic comedy with satire and farce.
Roseann Wilshere directs the reading and the cast includes Don Chaloner, Emily Crocker, Jayme Littlejohn, Alistair McFarlane, James Viers, John Ward, Lila Wells and Daymn Young.
The Bare Stage Theatre is located at Hidalgo 261 on the mountain side of the Carretera in Riberas del Pilar.
Mac Morison benefit
“You Gotta Have Heart!,” a Barbara Clippenger production to benefit Lakeside crooner Mac Morison, will be presented at the Spotlight Club Tuesday and Wednesday, November 27 and 28, 4 p.m. Directed by Val Jones and Kristine Moily, the show includes dance, song and comedy.
The band is comprised of Jimmy Barto, Tim Tillman, Miguel Soto, Bob Steadman and Christine Philipson. The Mac-Ettes dancers feature Val Jones, D’Le Tobias, Allyson de Jong, Heather Hunter, Maritza Freyslinger, Kristine Moily, Joanne Stuart, Olga Kaplounenko, Graciella Ducet and Leigh Christiansen. Also performing are Wendy Petersen, Dana Douin, Cindy Paul, John Ward, Patrick DuMouchel, Patteye Simpson, Alexis Hoff, Jayme Littlejohn, Peggy Lord Chilton, Don Chaloner, Ricardo Gomez and Mike Fortier.
Bar opens 3 p.m. Tickets, 400 pesos general seating, 500 pesos VIP, are available at Diane Pearl, Mia’s Boutique and the Spotlight Club.
Fall Viva bus trips
Viva la Musica sponsors trips to performances by the Jalisco Philharmonic Orchestra (JPO), the Ballet de Jalisco and a live opera presentation.
November 27: Live opera, “Turandot” by Puccini, featuring Oksana Kramereva, Riccardo Massi and the Zapopan Municipal Choir and JPO.
December 9: JPO puts on a Baroque Fest with music by Vivaldi, Geminiani, Gabrieli, Bach and Lully.
December 13: Ballet de Jalisco performs the “Nutcracker.”
Information on times and ticket prices available at LCS ticket area, Thursday and Friday, 10 a.m. to noon; or call Rosemary Keeling, (376) 766-1801.
Sherele Klezmer Jazz band presents a concert Sunday, December 2, 4 p.m., at El Jardin Restaurant on the Ajijic Plaza. This concert is sponsored by the Lake Chapala Jewish Congregation.
Tickets, 350 pesos, general admission, and 550 pesos, patron seating, are available at Diane Pearl and at the door.
The Lake Chapala Society will hold its annual Holiday Fair November 30 to December 1, 1 to 5 p.m. on its grounds. More than 50 local Lakeside artists will present their arts, crafts and speciality foods. A cash bar and snacks will also be available. Admission is 20 pesos; children under 12 enter free.