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Ribera Arts Review - January 11, 2020

Lip Sync

The 12th annual Lip Sync show continues at the Auditorio de la Ribera Friday, January 10, 6 p.m. and Sunday, January 12, 2 p.m. The bar opens one hour before each show.

Tickets, 300 pesos, are available at Diane Pearl, Mia’s Boutique, online at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and the Auditorio box office, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., as of January 8, or at the door prior to the show.

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Under the direction of Michael McLaughlin, the Lip Sync show is a benefit to raise money for improvements to the Auditorio.

Flamenco

Tenor Jorge Taddeo, classical guitarist Eddie Lara and ballet dancer Argelia Garcia star in “Asturiana,” an evening featuring compositions by Falla, Dowland, Purcell, Britten, Brahms and Schubert, at the Auditorio de la Ribera, Saturday, January 11, 6 p.m. Tickets are 200 pesos.

Talent shows

The Chapala Talent Show, a benefit for the School for Special Children, will hold performances Sundays at 7 p.m. on January 12 and 26 at the Spotlight Club in San Antonio Tlayacapan. First prize is 25,000 pesos. A finale will be held February 16.

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Watercolor class

A free watercolor painting class for beginners is offered at the Jardin del Arte La Floresta Sunday, January 12, 1 p.m. The Jardin is located at the park in front of the castle on the Chapala-Jocotepec highway in La Floresta.

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Ukulele sing

Sing! Play! Enjoy! Ukulele! Always free, always casual, always fun. Every Wednesday, 2 to 4 p.m. at The Cocktail Bar, Constitution 32 in Ajijic.  Singers, uke players, string instrument players welcome. Come for the music, stay for the food, drinks and fun.

Bravo! Theatre

“Lettice and Lovage” by Peter Shaffer opens at Bravo! Theatre January 16, and runs Thursdays to Sundays through January 26. Cast members are Venessa McCaffrey, Monnie King, Peggy Lord Chilton and Peter King.

Bravo Theatre is at Hidalgo 441 (on the Carretera) in Riberas del Pilar, Tickets, 300 pesos, are available at Mia’s Boutique or via 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..

Spotlight Club

• Branden and James perform “Rock the Opera,” in a benefit for the Lake Chapala Society, with three shows Thursday and Friday, January 16 and 17, 7 p.m. and Saturday, January 18, 2 p.m. Local band Linaje Bohemio opens each set. VIP tickets, 500 pesos; and side seating, 400 pesos; are available at the Lake Chapala Society front office, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday to Friday.

• Levi Kreis returns with a new show, “Broadway at the Keys,” with two performances on Tuesday, January 28 and Thursday, January 30, 7 p.m. VIP tickets, 500 pesos; side seating, 400 pesos.

• Jason Antone sings the music of Andrea Bocelli, Luis Miguel, Josh Groban and others, Wednesday, January 29 and Friday, January 31, 7 p.m. Tickets 350 pesos.

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

Film Aficionados

Lake Chapala Society (LCS) members can take advantage of Film Aficionados screenings. Thursday, January 16, 2 p.m. “The Peanut Butter Falcon” (2019, United States) will be shown.

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Zak, with Down Syndrome, runs away from his care home to try to make his dreams come true. An unusual friendship develops. (91 minutes.)

LCS members only.

LLT main stage event

“20th Century Blues” by Susan Miller is the next production of the Lakeside Little Theatre, set for January 17 to 26.

Director Kevin Cook and Assistant Director Russell Mack lead the cast of Chris L’Ecluse, Debra Bowers, Georgette Richmond, Collette Clavadetscher, Connie Davis and Nicholás Cumplido in this smart, funny and touching ode to friendship and aging.

“20th Century Blues” follows four 60-something friends as they confront the downsides of being an adult, primarily aging and ageism. This is the story of a group of four women whose annual photo shoot ritual keeps them together, until it threatens to tear them apart.

The first Saturday and both Sundays are matinees, 4 p.m., and the evening shows begin at 7:30 p.m. Tickets, 300 pesos, are available at the LLT box office, 10 a.m. to noon, every Wednesday and Thursday and every day during the run of the show one hour before curtain – except Sunday. Email 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..

LCS mariachi fest

The Lake Chapala Society presents its fifth annual international mariachi festival, Saturday, January 18, 3 to 6 p.m.  The program features the debut of Mariachi Torres and return performances from Mariachi Estrellas de Chula Vista and Grupo Bella. All are award-winning groups from the United States. Tickets, 250 pesos in advance and 300 pesos at the door, are available at the LCS ticket office or at TheLakeChapalaSociety.com.

LLT auditions

Peggy Lord Chilton will direct LLT’s production of “The Actress” by Peter Quilter, with show dates March 27 to April 5. Auditions are Friday, and Saturday, January 17 to 18, 9:30 a.m. at Lakeside Little Theatre. Two men and five women are needed.

The dressing room of a theatrical star is as full of conflicting emotions as exist on stage. In this delightful and light-hearted play, the famous Lydia Martin sweeps in for the final performance of her long and glittering career. Around her are her dresser, her agent, her daughter, her ex-husband, her new fiancé and the company manager, bringing with them a flurry of goodbyes, tears, insults, laughs, recriminations, kisses and regrets. On stage she takes her final bow to storms of applause before returning to the dressing room to make a final decision on her future.

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After an initial presentation in August, Art Battle returns to the Hotel Real de Chapala Saturday, January 18, 6 to 10 p.m. for a live painting competition with both local and regional artists painting live in front of an audience that is allowed to rate their work and determine who wins the prize. Art Battle invites culture enthusiasts, painters, art collectors, art party lovers, and the entire Chapala community to join the experience and vote for the next Art Battle Champion.

Acrylic painting workshop

Zoe Armiger will conduct a “Paint Your Heart Out” acrylic painting workshop at her studio in Ajijic, January 20 to 31, with classes 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday to Thursday in the first week, and Monday to Friday in the second week. Class size is limited to five. Information and reservations: 333-452-4894, 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..

Cantantes del Lago

Los Cantantes del Lago, a premier, multi-cultural community choir, is looking for choral singers for its upcoming Spring Concert, titled “Hispanic Roots: Music of Latin Composers.” They are looking for all voice parts – with a special welcome to tenors and basses. Experience in choral singing and reading music is helpful. The first rehearsal is Tuesday, January 21. 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..

Tango Show

Anita and Juan Rosa will perform a special Tango amid a dinner show at Manix Restaurant, Wednesday, January 22, 6 to 9 p.m. Reservations: 376-766-0061 or 331-065-0725.

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Bare Stage Theatre

Bare Stage Theatre presents “Maggie’s Getting Married” by Norm Foster, directed by Roseann Wilshere, Friday to Sunday, January 24 to 26.

The Duncan family prepare for the wedding of their daughter, Maggie, but things go haywire and the dream begins to crumble. It’s the night before her wedding to Russell, a realtor who wooed her in a whirlwind romance. Unfortunately, she’s the only one excited about it! Her father is afraid that his baby girl may be marrying the wrong man for the wrong reasons. Her bombshell sister, Wanda, is home for the big day with her latest boy toy. And her mother is pondering the future (post-wedding) as part of a couple whose passion has diminished from a forest fire to a small grass fire. Will Maggie get cold feet when she learns that her sister knows the groom all too well?

The cast is Greg Custer, Mark Donaldson, Tina Leonard, Alison Palmer, Roxanne Rosenblatt and Ed Tasca.

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Box office and bar open at 3 p.m. Showtime is 4 p.m. Seats are held till 3:50 p.m.

The Bare Stage Theatre is located on the mountain side of the Carretera Chapala-Ajijic 261 in Riberas del Pilar, across from the Catholic Church.

Oil workshop

Efren Gonzalez offers an oil painting workshop at his studio, Tuesday, January 28 to 31, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. All supplies are included and the goal is one painting each day. Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 331-703-3943.

Art, design & gourmet food

Some 60 artists, designers, artisans and chefs will come together for a bazaar at La Huerta Serna events center is West Ajjic January 31 and February 1, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Anton Belov

A Bravissimo! classical concert of voice and piano with Russian baritone Anton Belov and Timothy G. Ruff Welch as collaborative pianist takes place Sunday, February 2, 4 p.m. at St Andrew’s Anglican Church. The concert is presented by the Bravo! Theatre.

Belov’s voice has been called “rich and mellifluous” by the New York Times. He will sing pieces by Mozart, Rachmaninoff and Santoliquido in Russian, Italian, Spanish and English.

Those who saw Belov the last time he performed at Lakeside know he is a consummate and passionate performer. Belov and Welch join forces again to create a magical and memorable concert.

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Master class

Belov will offer a master class in voice at St. Andrew’s Anglican Church Monday, February 3, 4 p.m. The class is limited to six to eight students with whom Anton will work directly, plus an audience of others who want to learn from this master of voice by watching him work with others. If you are interested in being one of the featured students or an auditor, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for an audition.

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