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Ribera Arts Review - July 20, 2019

Rock Review

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.

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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.

Exhibition

A showing of popular art opens Saturday, July 20, 6:30 p.m. at Inspira Café Galeria, Madero 228, Chapala. Ceramics by Julian Gonzalez Elizalde, papier mache by Octavio Ignacio Perez and engravings by Jesus Calavera and Rafael Torres “el Crucito” will be on display.

Cowboy Boogie

Line dance with country videos and music, Sunday, July 21, 5 p.m. at La Bodega de Ajijic, 16 de Septiembre 124, Ajijic. Reservations: (376) 766-1002.

Art show

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Jardin del Arte La Floresta will host its second anniversary outdoor art show, Sunday, July 21, 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.  in the park next to the Castle in La Floresta.

Information: facebook/jardin del arte la floresta.

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.

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

Abba fans

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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.

Lakeside Singers

Lakeside Singers will perform at Ohana’s assisted living center, La Paz 6, in San Juan Cosala, Wednesday, July 24, 4:30 p.m. Join them to sing and later dine at Viva Mexico restaurant in San Juan Cosala.

Film Aficionados

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

On July 25, “Free Solo” (2018, United States) will be screened. This is a documentary about Alex Honnold as he attempts to become the first person to free solo climb El Capitan in Yosemite National Park. Academy Award winner for Best Documentary. (99 minutes.)

Spotlight Club

Lady Zen takes the stage with guest performer Lilia Garcelon in her Soul of a Lady concert, Friday, July 26, 7 p.m. Enjoy soul, R&B and original tunes. Tickets are 250 pesos.

Seasons – the voices of Marcela Mota, Fabian Mon, Marcelo Salazar and Ben Wak – take you on a journey through the 1960s, ‘70’s and ‘80s Saturday, July 27, 7 p.m. Tickets cost 300 pesos.

Banderas Bay’s favorite guitar duo, Zoe and Leon, with Alex Gonzalez on percussion, perform Stories on Strings Thursday, August 1 and Friday, August 2, 7 p.m. Tickets: 250 pesos.

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

Bare Stage Theatre

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“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 15-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 from the 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.

The Bare Stage playhouse is located at Highway 261, opposite the Catholic Church in Riberas del Pilar. Reservations: 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: 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’s concert on Sunday, July 28, with guest artist Victor Garcia is now sold out. Due to the unprecedented demand, the orchestra is opening up their dress rehearsal for those people who were unable to reserve tickets. The dress rehearsal is Saturday, July 27, 1 p.m. at the Lakeside Presbyterian Church, 250 San Jorge, Riberas del Pilar.

Admission is free, but donations to the orchestra will be gratefully received.

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Children’s Art Camp

Children who attend the Art Program’s Saturday classes will be given registration priority. The kids are offered a small snack at the end of each day.The Lake Chapala Society Children’s Art Program holds its 7th Annual Art Camp Monday, July 29 to Friday, August 2, 10 a.m. to noon. Workshops offered this year include acrylics, watercolor, abstract, mosaics, tissue paper flowers, projects with foam, drawing, painting, blankets, wind socks and alebrijes/papel maché.

A sale of art created by children during the workshops will be held in the LCS gazebo Saturday, August 3, from 10 a.m. to noon.

To help at the 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..

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..

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Woodstock reprised

Bar Camaleon, Calle Constitucion 29 in Ajijic, is holding a tribute to the 50th anniversary of Woodstock, August 17 and 18, 4 p.m. with Daniel Cordero, Los Bad Hombres and Los Tres Mosqueteros playing the music of Richie Havens, Arlo Guthrie, Country Joe McDonald, Credence Clearwater Revival, Janis Joplin, The Who, Joe Cocker, Jhonny Winter, Crosby Stills Nash and Young, Jimmy Hendrix, Carlos Santana, Ten Years After and more. Tomas “Bonny”Hernandez and Leonardo Gonzalez will paint a mural live during the event. Reservations: (376) 108-2588.

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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