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Ribera Arts Review - October 05, 2019

Flamenco Weekend Axixic

A flamenco concert at the Auditorio de la Ribera on Saturday, October 5, 6 p.m. features dancers Aida Morales, Paulina Ruiz, Elena Barbosa and Leonor Zertuche moving to the rhythms of Isla, Muñoz, bassist Gil Rios and percussionist Emilia Galvez.

General tickets are 250 pesos, center seating is 350 pesos and a VIP seat (500 pesos) in the first four rows includes a free drink.

Tickets at Diane Pearl, Mia’s, the Auditorio, La Cochera Cultural and Casa Domenech.

Artists meet

Lakeside artist Richard Royce is the speaker at the next meeting of the Ajijic Society of the Arts Monday, October 7, 10 a.m. at La Bodega Ajijic.

Zombie dance rehearsals

Rehearsals for Thrill the World Ajijic 2019 continue at the Cultural Center on the Ajijic Plaza Wednesdays, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., and Saturdays, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., until the show on Saturday, October 26.

Come and learn the dance. Information: facebook/TTWAjijic or ThrillTheWorldAjijic.com.

Film Aficionados

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

On October 10, the film Umberto D (Italy, 1952) will be screened. An elderly man and his dog struggle to survive on his government pension in Rome. Nominated for an Oscar, the movies stars Carlo Battisti, Maria Pia Casilio and Lina Gennari. (89 minutes.)

Spotlight Club

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Celebrate John Lennon’s birthday with a concert by Gary Lanz, who preforms his one-man tribute to the late Beatle Wednesday, October 9, 7-9 p.m. at the Spotlight Club. Lanz has performed previously in two Beatles tribute bands and accompanies himself on guitar and piano. Hear “Strawberry Fields,” “Love,” “Glass Onion,” “Working Class Hero,” “Norwegian Wood,” “Revolution,” and a dozen more of Lennon’s compositions. Tickets are 250 pesos.

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

Theater for kids

Kids will also enjoy the theatre production of “De Niños, Peces y Otros Monstruos Lunaticos” at the Foro Jesus Pescador malecon in Chapala on Saturday, October 12, 6 p.m.

Met Opera in Ajijic

The Chapala Opera Guild, an informal non-profit association, that together with interest from local opera fans and in conjunction with Movie Space Cinemas, will screen this season’s ten live MET transmissions in Ajijic.

Movie Space Cinema has agreed to show the live Met transmissions in two theaters, one with English subtitles and one sith Spanish subtitltes.

Season tickets and individual performance tickets are for sale on the Guild’s website at chapalaoperaguild.org and, beginning in early October, at Movie Space Cinemas. Email Willis at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more details.

The MET simulcasts begin Saturday, October 12, 11:55 a.m. with Giacomo Puccini’s “Turandot.” Thrilling dramatic soprano Christine Goerke brings her fierce portrayal of the title princess to the cinema, with Yannick Nézet-Séguin on the podium for Franco Zeffirelli’s dazzling production of Puccini’s final masterpiece. Tenor Roberto Aronica is the mysterious prince Calàf, alongside soprano Eleonora Buratto as Liù and bass-baritone James Morris as Timur.

The other nine performances are “Manon” October 26;  “Madama Butterfly” November 9; “Akhnaten” November 23; “Wozzeck” January 11; “Porgy and Bess,” February 1; “Agrippina” February 29; “Der Fliegende Holländer” March 14; “Tosca” April 11 and “Maria Stuarda” May 9.

Disco fever

Relive the disco era with a set of songs interpreted by Abby y Rocia at Janelle’s Garden, Wednesday, October 16, and Thursday, October 17, 6-9 p.m.  This exciting dinner/dance evening will also include line dancing.

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Gallery opening

Penthouse Gallery, formerly Aztec Studios, will host the opening of their recently transformed space on Thursday, October 24, from 3-6 p.m.

Janice Kimball, an accomplished abstract artist, and Francisco Urzua, master weaver, are taking Mexican weaving in a radical new direction. Urzua turns Kimball’s very non-traditional, free-form designs into stunning works of abstract fabric art on ancient looms. Watching him is akin to hearing a very talented jazz musician transform a traditional melody into something familiar and yet utterly new. They are masters of rhythm, in execution and visual results, collaborating at a level at which they become one creator.

There is no charge for this event. Everyone is cordially invited to the opening of  of the gallery located in West Ajijic, Carretera Pte. 232, near Yves Restaurant and Dental Express. Wine and botanas will be served. A slide/video presentation of Kimball and Urzua’s collaborative weaving process, produced by documentary filmmaker Allan MacGregor, will play in the sala. See janicekimball.com for more information.

Frank Sinatra

Support the General Scholarship Fund of the Centro Educativo Jaltepec, lakeside’s hospitality university, by attending another Frank Sinatra event planned for Sunday, November 3.

Timothy G. Ruff Welch will provide a piano prelude to a cocktail hour with alumni serving hors d’oeuvres and bottomless glasses of wine, followed by a three-course sit-down lunch and Bill Dingwall’s presentation of Frank Sinatra’s 12 favorite songs and the stories that explain their significance.

Seating is limited to 30 guests an the donation is 1,200 pesos.  Contact Linda Buckthorp at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call her at 376-766-1631.

Rock legends

Bar El Camaleon, Constitución 25, Ajijic, hosts a “Rock Legends” evening Saturday, November 2, 9 p.m., featuring the music of the Doors, Janice Joplin and others. Prizes for the best three Day of the Dead disguises.

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