The 80’s Video Night Dance Party, Friday, May 31, 6 p.m., is a benefit for the Villa Infantil Orphanage playground. Cover: 50 pesos.
Mariachi Femenil Innovación Mexicana performs Saturday, June 1 in a dinner concert catered by Chef AbueLinda. Her beef birria recipe showcasing chiles, garlic, sesame, spices and a tad of chocolate has delighted generations of locals. Or try her chicken pipian – a local version of a delectable sauce based on peanuts, almonds, sesame and tomato all melded into a delightful sauce to smother a moist piece of chicken. Tickets are 500 pesos with dinner, 300 pesos for show only.
Luis Villanueva performs his Revival show, featuring Fernando Uribe on piano Friday and Saturday, June 14 and 15, 7 p.m.. Music by Journey, Air Supply, Barry Manilow, Toto, James Brown, Bread and more will be featured. Cover: 200 pesos.
Los Bad Hombres and The Gypsy Ladies perform together at Blue Moon in Ajijic, Saturday, June 1, 8 p.m. Cover: 50 pesos.
La Avenida del Blues were a success at the LCS Blues Fest and they return to Ajijic, Saturday, June 1, 9 p.m. at El Camaleon, Constitucion 29.
Lake Chapala Society (LCS) members can take advantage of Film Aficionados screenings each Thursday, 2 p.m. On June 6, “The Vanishing” (2018, Scotland) will be screened. This is the story of the Flannan Isle Mystery. Three lighthouse keepers mysteriously disappear, and since no one knows what actually happened to them, the movie proposes a scenario. It’s an old story, but the excellent cast tells it well. (101 minutes.)
Photography for kids
The Lake Chapala Society sponsors a 12-week photography program for children beginning June 8, 10 a.m. to noon. The program is based on Listen to My Pictures (LTMP), a comprehensive course used to teach kids from many parts of the developing world to tell their stories. The LTMP module to be used was taught in Rwanda, and successfully adapted by internationally awarded NGO photographer Josh Meltzer for use in Guadalajara at The Collective for the Rights of Children (CODENI) to teach the children of street vendors who were enrolled in CODENI programs.
Donated cameras will be solicited from local photographers, some of whom have already donated or agreed to donate digital point-and-shoot cameras.
Serious and proficient students may be able to keep their borrowed cameras when they graduate from the course in recognition of high achievement, such as winning prizes in the program photo exhibitions.
In its early stages the program will be open to children 12 years of age and older and will initially be limited to eight students. Once the program has a stable enrollment of eight students who are capable of helping to teach other kids more students will be admitted.
The Universidad de Guadalajara School of Music presents free piano recitals performed by promising music students, 7 p.m. each Thursday over the next few weeks at the Centro Cultural Gonzalez Gallo in Chapala. The schedule is: June 6, Antonio Quiroz; June 13, Silvia Avila; June 20, Johanna Gonzalez and Roberto Contreras and June 27: Susana Bueno.