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Ribera Arts Review - November 26, 2022

Chamber music

Pianist Mario H. Bolio and the Jalisco Independent Chamber Orchestra give a free concert, Friday, November 25, 6 p.m. at the Centro Cultural Gonzalez Gallo in Chapala. The program includes works by Mozart and Haydn’s “Concerto for Piano” and “Symphony No. 82 L’ours”.

Bare Stage Theatre show

pg17aAnne, an aging thespian and English teacher, now in her mid-eighties and recently widowed, is determined to maintain her independence and stay in the house she shared with Poppy. Her daughter Katherine arrives with groceries and a determination to help, organize, be sensible, and plan for the future, only to find her less-than-reliable brother has been there before her. With a wry sense of humor, “Assisted Living,” by David Laing Dawson explores a few of the issues of family and aging that face us all.

“Assisted Living” is dramatic comedy at its best and promises to touch your heartstrings at the very least and raise your ire when betrayal is exposed.

Directed by Roxanne Rosenblatt. Cast includes Arleen Pace, Darlene Sherwood and Frank Lynch. Show dates are Friday, Saturday and Sunday, ,November 25 to 27. Curtain at 4 p.m. Tickets, 200 pesos, can be reserved 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.. Warning, strong language.

Bare Stage Theatre is at Carretera 261 on the mountain side in Riberas del Pilar across from the Catholic Church. Door and Bar open at 3 p.m. Seats are held till 3:50 p.m.

Rock for rights

Guadalajara-based rock cover band The Black Lions  will play a free concert Saturday, November 26, 3 p.m. on the Chapala Malecon, in conjunction with a cultural and educational fair promoting human rights in Jalisco, sponsored by the Comision Iberoamericana de Derechos Humanos.

Guitar recital

Eddie Lara will perform a free concert, Sunday, November 27, 12:30 p.m. at the Centro Cultural Gonzalez Gallo in Chapala

Concerts in the Park

• The Lake Chapala Society is holding two different shows Thursday, December 1.

• The 2:30 p.m. show is “British Invasion” with Max Prado, Nacho Granados and Chris Lopez singing your favorite British hits from The Beatles, David Bowie, and many more.

• The 5:30 p.m. show is A World AIDS benefit for the Ajijic Cares Foundation, titled “Songs of Our Lives,” featuring ten performers combining song, monologue, dance and video.

Reflect, remember and learn as you enjoy tunes from Broadway, theater and movies, including, “Rent,” “Les Miserables,” Sondheim, Freddie Mercury, Elton John, Annie Lennox, “Angels in America,” “And the Band Played On” and more.

Tickets, 350 pesos for general and VIP seating for 500 pesos, are available at LCS.

Christmas fairs

• LCS Fund Raising Events hosts a Christmas Fair, Friday and Saturday, December 2 and 3, noon to 5 p.m. Up to 70 vendors will display their festive gifts, decorations and artwork. The LCS children’s art program will again sell their inspiring Christmas cards. A food court will offer potato pancakes and German brats. Entrance is 50 pesos, children under 12 are free.

• La Bella Vida holds its 14th annual Fiesta de Navidad, Friday and Saturday, December 2 and 3, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Come enjoy the artists, music refreshments and shop for holiday gifts and decorations. Constitución 6, Ajijic.

LLT concert

pg17cDecember 4, “Romanza,” a concert by world-renowned vocalist Enrique de Allende, is a tribute to the music of Andrea Bocelli and Michael Bublé.

“The interpretations of Enrique bristle your skin. It is an experience that penetrates your ears and connects you with universal contemporary music, with a romantic, classical style, but with a youthful touch. It’s the new Julio Iglesias, with a sweet and powerful voice,” says music producer David Foster.

This concert is a benefit for Lakeside Little Theatre held at the McIntosh Auditorium at LLT. Performances are at 2:30 and 5:30 p.m. Tickets, 400 pe sos, are available from LLT’s website and the box office one hour before curtain time.

Auditions at Bare Stage

Bare Stage Theatre holds auditions for its January and February 2023 productions, Wednesday, December 7, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.  The plays are “Marion Bridge,” directed by Darlene Sherwood, and “Jonas and Barry in the Home,” directed by Sharon Jarvis. Show dates are the last full weekend of each month. Contact Roxanne at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to make an appointment time, request scripts/sides, or for more information.

Bare Stage is a reader’s theater. Acting and good pronunciation are required but no memorization. Auditions will be held at Bare Stage Theatre, Hidalgo 261 in Riberas del Pilar.

Auditions at LLT

Auditions for LLT’s “Side by Side by Lakeside,” directed by Ann Swiston, will be held Thursday, December 8, 10 a.m. at LLT on the terrace. Registration is 9:30 a.m. and auditions at 10 a.m. She is looking for six-plus men and six-plus women.

The production show dates are February 17 to 28, 2023. For the audition song list and more information, contact Ann 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..

Ajijic Museo De Arte.

The Ajijic Museo del Arte is having a gala event Sunday, December 11, with a cocktail welcoming at 3 p.m. Maestro Israel Zepeda will open his new exhibition of paintings, “IntencionES”; the Urban Sketchers Ajijic present a new exhibition in memory of Peter Shandera; and Judy King presents her collection honoring the Virgin de Guadalupe.

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