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Ribera Arts Review - March 02, 2024


The Ixtlahuacan Ballet Folklorico celebrates its 37th anniversary with a performance Sunday, March 3, noon, at the Centro para la Cultura y las Artes de la Ribera. Tickets, 250 pesos center and 200 pesos side, are available via the ticket box office or voyalteatro.com.


pg17a• Lakeside Little Theatre presents “The Price” by Arthur Miller, directed by Monnie King and Peter King, March 1 to 10.

This gripping play by one of America’s greatest Tony award-winning playwrights is a trenchant study of family dynamics gone awry—two brothers with an equal start in life end up in very different places and with a strained relationship clouded by desire and history. The play witnesses the brothers’ reunion while they face their family secrets, their personal regrets, and their moral dilemmas. Ticket sales at lakesidelittletheatre.com.

• Bare Stage Theatre re-opens with a scintillating collection of three absurd and engaging sketches about relationships by playwrights Jules Feiffer, Shel Silverstein and Peter Manos.

The trio of short works are: “A Tale Of Two Spectators” by Manos, “One Tennis Shoe” by Silverstein and “Feiffer’s People: Sketches and Observations” by Feiffer.

Directed by Suki O’Brien, the cast includes M.A. Bruneau, Donna Burroughs, Jeff Kingsbury, Kristine Leigh, Maloy Murdock and Mark Nichols.

Shows are Friday to Sunday, March 1 to 3, 4 p.m. at their new location at St. Andrew’s Anglican Church, San Lucas 19,  in Riberas del Pilar.

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Art fairs

pg17b• The next monthly Art in the Plaza at Centro Laguna Mall — behind Black Coffee — is on Saturday, March 3, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Shop from over 70 vendors selling gourmet food, art work in all disciplines, textiles, jewelry, photography, skin care and much more.

• The Lake Chapala Society Art Fair will be held Friday and Saturday, March 8 and 9, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. with art and crafts from more than 70 local artists and artisans as well as art cards from the LCS Children’s Art Program.


• Eliseo Estrada teaches creation of Shamanic Drums Saturday, March 9, 3 to 7 p.m. at Diane Pearl Gallery Arts and Activity Center, Santa Margarita 23 in Riberas del Pilar. Cost is 2,200 pesos, including all materials. Reservations: 376-766-5683.

• Efren Gonzalez offers a watercolor workshop, Tuesday and Wednesday, March 12 and 13, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.  The cost is 8,000 pesos, all material included. Call 331-703-3942.

Live Music

• Joel Tallboy and Louie Pavao perform 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at La Bella Vida’s First Friday Fiesta in the garden, Constitucion 6, Ajijic.

• Martha and Javier are celebrating their Restaurant La Bodega de Ajijic’s 26th anniversary, Saturday, March 2, beginning 6 p.m. While you enjoy their new menu items, you can rock to music by The Beatles, Rolling Stones, Eagles, Creedence, Elvis, Hendrix, Tom Petty, Billy Joel and more, performed by Lago Rhythm. Reservations: 376-766-1002.

• Local jazz musicians Marc Fabbricatore, Diego Franco, Juan Castañon, Richye Vega and Rodrigo Barbosa perform a tribute concert to Bill Evens at Huerto Café in Riberas del Pilar, Monday, March 9, 1:30 p.m. Tickets, 200 pesos, are available at 376-108-0843.


pg17e• Gallery Nomad exhibits works by two talented local artists, brother and sister Leonardo and Zyanya González. Hidalgo 81 on the Carretera, Riberas del Pilar.

• Charlsie Kelly’s watercolors are on display as a celebration of her 18th leap year birthday at Galeria Sol Mexicano in Plaza Bugambilias, open 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

• The Lake Chapala Fine Artists Guild is holding an opening reception for their Spring Art Show Saturday, March 9 5 to 7 p.m. at Sol y Luna Hotel Botique . Gallery hours are daily, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Cochera Cultural

La Cochera Cultural celebrates its 10th anniversary with a first fundraising gala Saturday, March 2, 5 to 9 p.m. The 1,500-peso ticket price includes welcome cocktails and appetizers; a three-course dinner created by chef Oscar Perez (main course and desert preselection available); live performances by Juan Castañón, Eleazar Soto, Emilia Gálvez, Leonor Zertuche, Gilberto Ríos and Sergio Hernandez; a silent auction and a select live auction.

Proceeds will benefit the Festival de la Michi-Cihualli, (March 13 and 14, 2024) — La Cochera Cultural’s free annual festival to honor the traditions of Ajijic — and a scholarship program for community programming and education for neighborhood children and families. Reservations: 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..

Kids Summer Art Camp

From now until April 5 you can help support the kids in the LCS Children’s Art Program by buying a raffle ticket for a beautifully framed and matted original watercolour by Ricardo Sánchez Corona. The proceeds will help fund the annual LCS Children’s Art Program Summer Camp, where about 120 local children attend five days of workshops in various art mediums. The classes and all materials are provided to the children free of charge.

Sánchez Corona’s work is titled “La Vuelta del Jefe (sobre ejidos de Anenecuilco).” The size of the painting is 67 x 85 cm (26” x 33”) and it is valued at 30,000 pesos. Raffle tickets, 100 pesos each, or ten for 900 pesos, are on sale at LCS, inside the main entrance, Monday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to noon.

You can see a reproduction of this painting near where the raffle tickets are sold.


pg17cThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.." />“La Forza del Destino” shows Monday and Tuesday, March 18 and 19, 4 p.m. at Lakeside Little Theatre. In the Met’s first new presentation of this opera in almost 30 years, set in contemporary America, Verdi tells of the power of fate—where individuals make decision and choices that have repercussions. Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts with soprano Lise Davidsen as the Leonora, tenor Brian Jagde as Don Alvaro, baritone Igor Golovatenko as Don Carlo, mezzo-soprano Ekaterina Semenchuk as Preziosilla, bass-baritone Patrick Carfizzi as Fra Melitone, and bass Soloman Howard as both Leonora’s father and Padre Guardiano. 4 hours duration. Tickets, 330 pesos, available at tickets @lakesidelittletheatre.com and at the box office one hour before the show.


Bare Stage Theatre will hold an audition for two upcoming shows, and for shows during the rest of the season. There are parts for three men (45-70 years of age) and two women (70-90 years and 45-70 years) to be cast for the April and November shows: “Best Brothers” by Daniel MacIvor and “My Old Lady” by Israel Horovitz.

Select a time: 10 a.m. to noon, or noon to 2 p.m.  Send details to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., together with a recent theater resume if you have one, by noon on Friday, March 8. Bare Stage Theatre is at St. Andrew’s Anglican Church, San Lucas 19, Riberas del Pilar.

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