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Ribera Arts Review - February 19, 2022

St. Andrew’s concerts

St. Andrew’s Anglican Church and the Opera de Axixic are offering five concerts featuring top artists from Guadalajara. The concerts are held Saturdays, 7 p.m., at the church, Calle San Lucas 19, in Riberas del Pilar.

pg17aFebruary 19, violinist Cecilia Gomez (OFJ), baritone Carlos Lopez and pianist Rodrigo Leal perform a variety of pieces, including opera, tango, “Les Miserables,” and more.

• February 26, mezzo soprano Mireya Ruvalcaba (Coro de Zapopan), tenor Jorge Jimenez and pianist Rodrigo Leal perform music by Agustin Lara, Mario Ruiz Aermengol, Mexican boleros and other Latin rhythms.

• March 5, double bass players Abraham Bolivar and Diana Carolina Atay, together with pianist Rodrigo Leal, play music by Giovanni Bottesini: “Gran Duetto No. 3,” “Gran duo Concertante,” and “Reverie.”

• March 12 is an opera gala with soprano Marichuy Cardenas, mezzo soprano Teresa Banderas, tenor Ynior Medrano, baritone Ricardo Lavin and pianist Rodrigo Leal performing arias from “Don Giovanni,” “La Traviata,” “Carmen,” “Boheme,” and others.

Tickets, 270 peso and 300 pesos, available at St. Andrew’s, Monday to Friday, 8-11 a.m.; INK at Ocampo 32 in Ajijic, Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.; and Art Coffee on the Ajijic Plaza, Monday to Thursday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Friday and Saturday, until 9 p.m.

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Concerts in the Park

The Lake Chapala Society (LCS) Concerts in the Park series presents:

• Branden and James with their Best of Broadway concert Sunday, February 20, with shows at 2:30 and 5 p.m.

• Us Two show of decades of music from the 50s to the 90s, Tuesday, March 15, 3 p.m.

• Us Two tribute to Elton John and Abba, Tuesday, March 15, 5:30 p.m.

Tickets are available at the LCS office or via the LCS website.

LLT main stage

Lakeside Little Theatre’s annual musical, “A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Theatre,” runs through March 1, with evening shows at 7:30 p.m. and weekend matinees at 4 p.m.

Dave McIntosh directs; Robert Thieme is the music director; and Val Jones is choreographer.

The cast includes Tanya Beede, Doug Botnick, Donna Burroughs, Greg Custer, Allyson DeJong, Judi Edelen, Maritza Freyslinger, Lynn Gutstadt, Kristine Leigh, Roy Haynes, Alexis Hoff, Heather Hunter, Pamela Johnson, Paula Johnson, Olga Kaplounenko, Dave McIntosh, Laura Medina, Mary Neill, Patteye Simpson, Ken Turner, and Christine Wysock.

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They will perform songs from “Chicago,” “My Fair Lady,” “Sweet Charity,” and “Fiddler on The Roof,” and solos and duets from “Man of La Mancha,” “Kiss Me Kate,” “Music Man,” “Guys and Dolls,” “Sweeney Todd,” “Les Miserables” and more.

Jazz trioTickets, 350 pesos, are on sale now at lakesidelittletheatre.com.

The Kotori Jazz Trio plays a free concert Sunday, February 20, 12:30 p.m. at the Centro Cultural Gonzalez Gallo in Chapala. Masks are obligatory during the event.

Joco show

The Sixth Annual Invitational Art Exhibition at Jocotepec’s Centro Cultural runs Monday to Friday through February 25, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. A show and sale of art by 15 invited artists and crafts folk includes pastel and ink, photography, pen and ink, copper, oils, acrylics, wood-working, mandalas, jewelry, watercolors and glass art.

Bare Stage

Bare Stage Theatre’s February production is “The Savannah Sipping Society” by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope and Jamie Wooten, Friday to Saturday, February 25, 26 and 27. Roxanne Rosenblatt directs Linda Goman, Kathleen Morris, Kathleen Pharis and Barbara Pruitt.

Tickets, 200 pesos, can be reserved at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Facebook/barestagetheatre2018.

Fiesta Latina

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Los Amigos Big Band have added an additional performance of their Fiesta Latina show Thursday, March 3, 4 p.m. at the Lake Chapala Society.

The 18-piece Los Amigos Big Band features some of Guadalajara and Lake Chapala’s finest musicians. New music director Michael Reason has put together a program of sambas, salsas, bossa novas and other Latin styles. Joining the band will be vocalist Doug Voet.

Seating is limited to 100. All ticket holders must show proof of Covid vaccination.

Tickets, 350 pesos (beverage extra), must be reserved in advance by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Art Auction

Casa del Sol Inn will hold an art auction of curated investment quality art from the galleries Estudio Libertad and Art Mafia, Saturday, February 26, 2 to 6 p.m. The event is to support young Mexican artists. Complementary wine and margaritas. Limited space; reservations necessary: 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..

Abstract art exhibit

Works by Stevieji will be on exhibit at Casa del Sol Inn, beginning Saturday, March 5, with a meet the artist event from 4 to 6 p.m. including complementary wine. Dinner afterward, 450 pesos. By reservation: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Concerts in the Park

• Seth Sikes, me and my gals show, in a benefit for Food Bank Lakeside, Sunday, March 20, with shows 2:30 and 5 p.m. 

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