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Ribera Arts Review - July 13, 2019

Sultry singer

Mariana Vigueras, a talented singer with experience in classical, opera, jazz, rock, soul and Mexico’s many musical variations, entertains Friday, July 12, 6 to 9 p.m. at Los Telares Restaurant  in Ajijic. Reservations: (376) 766-0428.

Spotlight Club

Dirty Black Beans performs at the Spotlight Club Friday, July 12, 8 p.m. Enjoy their blend of rockabilly, blues and swing, and dance on Lakeside’s best and biggest dance floor. Tickets 200 pesos. Reservations: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 331-845-1523.

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Friday, July 19, dance to “I Wanna Be Loved By You,” “Can’t Take My Eyes Off Of You,” “Be My Baby,” “Lollipop,” “I Only Want To Be With You,” and more at the Twist and Shout concert. This is a dinner show with a meal at 6 p.m. and the show at 7 p.m.

Reservations: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 331-845-1523.

Bravo Theatre fundraiser

Mariachi Real Axixic and the Children’s Mariachi perform Sunday, July 14, 4 p.m. at a fundraiser for the Bravo Theatre lighting and sound system at its new location at Hidalgo 441 in Riberas del Pilar, just west of Have Hammers and Todo Bueno.

Celebrity bartender Timothy G. Ruff Welch will hold court at the cash bar from 3 p.m. Tickets, 400 pesos, are available at Diane Pearl, Mia’s Boutique and 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.. Anyone with construction skills or wanting to learn lighting, set building, costumes or any backstage work, should contact the above email.

Art show

La Floresta Jardin del Arte will host its second anniversary outdoor art show, Sunday, July 14, 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.  in the park next to the Castle in La Floresta.

Information: facebook/jardin del arte la florestal.

Guitar classes

Jimmy Galloway, who plays every Monday at Perry’s Pizza, 5:30 to 8 p.m., is also offering free guitar classes to Mexican students. A class for advanced students and also a focus on music gear will be held Tuesday, July 23, 6 to 8 p.m.  Galloway teaches at the Atlanta Institute of Music in Georgia.

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Donations will be given to a local charity focusing on children, according to Perry. Printouts for interested students are available at Perry’s.

Art exhibit

The works of Linda Kauffman will be on exhibit at the Teocintle Maiz restaurant, Constitucion 52, Ajijic, with an opening Wednesday, July 17, 4 to 6 pm.

Film Aficionados

Lake Chapala Society (LCS) members can take advantage of Film Aficionados screenings each Thursday, 2 p.m.

On July 18, “The Guilty” (2018, Denmark) will be screened. A police office  assigned to alarm dispatch duty enters a race against time when he answers an emergency call from a kidnapped woman. The film won the Audience Award at the Sundance Film Festival in 2018. (85 minutes.)

Rock Review

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In three separate shows, Louie Andrade performs an “All Rock Review” covering songs from groups such as Lynyrd Skynyrd, Led Zeppelin, The Who, AC/DC, The Beatles, David Bowie, The Rolling Stones, The Doors, Eagles and many more.

Friday, July 19, 6 to 9 p.m. at La Bodega Ajijic. Reservations: (376) 766-1002.

Monday, July 22, 5 to 8 p.m. at El Patio in Chapala. Reservations: (376) 765-4150.

Wednesday, August 7, 5 to 8 p.m. at Mama’s Musical Bar in Riberas del Pilar. Reservations: 108-2841.

ABBA fans

Abbi and Rocio perform ABBA’s “Mama Mia” at Bobby’s La Terraza Gourmet in Ajijic, Wednesday, July 24. Dinner-show reservations: 108-2309 or 331-771-1641.

Bare Stage Theatre

“The Men’s Foursome” by Norm Foster is next up at the Bare Stage, Friday to Sunday, July 26 to 28. Old friends, 18 holes of golf and five beers before 10 a.m. Rick, Ted, Donnie and Cameron are home for their fifteen-year college reunion; a great time to go out for a game of golf and catch up on each other’s lives. Unlike their college days, the conversation doesn’t include talk of beer and final exams, but of colonoscopies, home-security systems, alcoholism, Buddhism and more.

Directed by Don Chaloner, the cast is Jon De Young, Graham Miller, Ed Tasca and Tony Wilshere.

If you saw “The Women’s Foursome,” last month, don’t miss this chance to see the men and pick the better of the all-female and all-male casts fromthe parallel plays at the end of the production.The winning male or female cast will be announced at the Bare Stage performances scheduled for August. Prizes for the starring actors will be given out at the company’s first annual costume party planned for October.

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The Bare Stage playhouse is located in Riberas del Pilar on the mountain side of the Chapala-Ajijic Highway at #261, opposite the Catholic Church. Reservations for all performances may be made via email to 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.. Admission is set at 100 pesos. The box office and bar open at 3 p.m. on all dates, with reserved seats held until 3:50 p.m.

Piano recital

Carlos Velez will interpret the music of Beethoven, Chopin, Khachaturian and Ponce at the Centro Cultural Gonzalez Gallo in Chapala, Friday, July 26, 7 p.m. Tickets, 150 pesos, are available at the center. Information: 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..

Community Orchestra

The Lake Chapala Community Orchestra performs Sunday, July 28, 3 p.m., with Michael Reason conducting the 40-piece orchestra at the Lakeside Presbyterian Church in Riberas del Pilar.

Concert highlights include guest soloist, Victor Garcia, a talented local violinist, playing the Autumn Concerto from Vivaldi’s “The Four Seasons.”  Audience participation will also be requested during the performance of the famous “Toy Symphony” by Leopold Mozart (Wolfgang’s Dad!). Volunteers may be asked to play a cuckoo whistle, bird warbler, toy trumpet or a very obnoxious rattle. No experience is required, only the ability to have fun and play the instrument when the conductor points at you.

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Another famous piece to be featured will be Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony. Seating is limited.

Tickets, 200 pesos (100 for students) are available at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or from orchestra members. Information: Michael Reason, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 331-089-8338.

Fiber arts classes

Brad Mowers offers six fiber arts classes Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., beginning August 5 in Chapala.

A maximum of six students per class will allow you to get your hands on the essentials of fiber arts, working with a Mayan paddle and spinner to spin the fiber into yarn. Color them with traditional Mexican natural dyes and weave your yarn on a tapestry loom. Looms, tools and materials will be for sale after the last class. For costs, registration and information, see 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..

Talent Show

The School for Special Children is looking for contestants to participate in talent shows to be held at the Spotlight Club during the next high season.

Two shows per month, each featuring six contestants, will be held November through January. The six top contestants will vie for a 25,000-peso prize at the final talent show to be held at the Auditorio de la Ribera in February.

Auditions will be held Sunday, September 1 and Sunday, September 8, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Spotlight Club. Participants must supply a resume, recent photo and any music, props or other things needed for their performance. All ages and nationalities are welcome to apply. Information: 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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