Local artisans and artists will show their creations at the Expo Chapala Artesanal 33 in the plaza in Ajijic, through Sunday, August 18, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Auditions for Lakeside little Theatre’s first play of Season 55, “Lunenburg” by Norm Foster, will be held on Friday, August 16, and Saturday, August 17. The directors are looking for one man and two women.
“Lunenburg” is a philosophical comedy about healing and coming to understand oneself. There are lots of laughs, but not through humor that shocks. Rather, it is subtle comedy that envelops you in its warmth.
American widow Iris Oulette has inherited a home in Nova Scotia from her recently-deceased husband. Surprisingly, it is a home Iris knew nothing about. So, she and her best friend Natalie travel up to Lunenburg to see the home and to find out as much as she can about her husband’s mysterious dealings in the lovely coastal village. What follows is a series of twists and turns, love and laughter ... and a winsome neighbor named Charlie.
Because of renovations at LLT, the auditions will be held at the Hotel Perico on the Chapala-Ajijic Libramiento. Registration will be at 9:30 a.m. Auditions commence at 10 a.m.
Land of Courage
Mosaico Cultural de la Ribera de Chapala presents “En Los Terrenos del Valor” (In the Lands of Courage), a photographic exhibit by Mikele Diaz, on the second floor of the Chapala town hall. Kicking off Friday, August 16, 6 p.m.
The Centro Cultural Gonzalez Gallo in Chapala hosts a recital by pianist Ivan Hernandez Padilla, interpreting works by Scarlatti, Mozart, Chopin, Ivan Hernandez, Harold Arlen and Turner Layton, Friday, August 16, 7 p.m. Admission: 120 pesos.
La Ludoketa, Parroquia 1A in Ajijic, continues to offer free children’s movies in Spanish Saturday, August 17 and 24, 5:30 p.m. The films are by Japanese director, producer, animator and illustrator Hayao Miyazaki, who has been fêted in various film festivals throughout the world during five decades. The films are “Kiki, Entregas a Domicilio” (Kiki’s Delivery Service) on August 17 and “El Viaje de Chihiro” (Spirited Away) on August 24.
Join the sing-along
Lakeside Singers will sing at Casa Anastasia assisted living center Wednesday, August 21, 4:30 p.m. Come join them to bring joy to the residents there. Casa Anastasia is on the Carretera, Hidalgo 73B in Riberas del Pilar. Telephone: 376-765-5680. The group will eat out after the event at a place to be determined after the singing.
Lake Chapala Society (LCS) members can take advantage of Film Aficionados screenings each Thursday, 2 p.m.
On August 22, “Der Hauptmann” (“The Captain”), (Germany, 2017), will be screened. (116 minutes.) In the last moments of World War II, a young German soldier, fighting for survival, finds a Nazi captain’s uniform. Impersonating the officer, the man quickly takes on the monstrous identity of the perpetrators he is trying to escape from. Psychological dynamite here.
Drawing for kids
A free illustration workshop for children aged 10 to 15 will be held Friday, August 23, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 3 to 6 p.m. at the Centro Cultural Gonzalez Gallo. Sign up is 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday to Friday, or call 376-765-7424.
Sitar player Ravi Daniel Rangel and Guitarist Eddie Lara will give a concert at the Centro Cultural Gonzalez Gallo, Friday, August 23, 7 p.m. Voluntary donation.
Festival del Lago
Fifty talented students are studying under 11 top-name musician faculty members from around the world at a two-week summer music camp, Festival del Lago, at the home of Tony and Roseanne Wilshere.
The seven Rising Star concerts by these students at the Haus der Musik have already sold out. But there are still tickets available for two concerts by the instructors at the Auditorio del Lago.
On Saturday, August 17, Jacob Shaw, Jeremy Bell, Juan Miguel Hernandez, Keiko Tokunaga, Luke Fleming, Billie Smith and Benjamin Hopkins will perform Shostakovich’s Piano Trio No. 2 and Brahms Viola Quintet No. 2. On Friday, August 23, the Gryphon Trio plays Schubert’s B flat Major Piano Trio.
Bare Stage Theatre
“Old Wives’ Tales” by Kevin Riordan is the next production by Bare Stage Theatre, with curtain dates August 30, August 31 and September 1. All shows are at 4 p.m.
“Always listen to your mother but hold in your laughter.”
The play is a no-holds barred comic examination of a mother-daughter relationship – complete with squabbles, sarcasm and unsolicited motherly advice.
Three funny vignettes each highlighting a different stage in their lives – from the night before the daughter’s wedding, to the mother’s birthday luncheon years later and finally rewriting the mother’s will after her husband passes away.
Bare Stage Theatre is located at Hidalgo 261 on the mountain side of the Carretera in Riberas del Pillar across from Catholic Church. See facebook.com/barestagetheatre2018 for further details.
Cellist Yalissa Cruz Espino and pianist Rosa Maria Valdez present “XalCul Mexicano,” an emotive concert featuring well-known works by Mexican composers such as Mario Kuri Aldana, Manuel M. Ponce and Arturo Márquez, as well as arrangements of popular Mexican melodies by Jalisciense composer Abraham Calva, including “Cielito Lindo,” ‘La Llorona,’ “El Son de la Negra” and “El Jarabe Tapatio.” At the Centro Cultural Gonzalez Gallo in Chapala, Friday, August 30, 7 p.m. Cost: 200 pesos.
The 10th anniversary showing of Foto Septiembre Ajijic will be up at the Centro Cultural Ajijic, with an inauguration, Saturday, September 7, 5 p.m.
This program, coordinated by Alberto Muñoz “Betto Rock,” usually includes the participation of 25 to 30 photographers. Nationally, Fotoseptiembre began in 1993 under the coordination of the National Council for Culture and the Arts (Conaculta) in Mexico City, with some 3,000 expositions in the last 10 years throughout the country.
Some 400 artists throughout the country take part in more than 160 exhibitions. Since 2000, Fotoseptiembre has formed part of the Festival of Light, the most important group of photography festivals in the world. To participate in this event, see the fan page on Facebook/colectivolagogris or via the inbox of Facebook/bettorock.
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.