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Ribera Arts Review - September 9, 2017

LLT playhouse series

Gino is a drifter, down-at-heel and magnetically handsome. At a roadside restaurant, he encounters husband and wife, Giuseppe and Giovanna. Irresistibly attracted to each other, Gino and Giovanna begin a fiery affair and plot to murder her husband.


Ribera Arts Review - September 2, 2017

Cabaret show

Christine Deaver presents her female cabaret show, “Christine Deaver – Hot and Spankless,” at The Cave, located next to Fenix Realty in San Antonio Tlayacapan, Friday, September 1, 4 p.m. and Saturday, September 2, 7 p.m.

Ribera Arts Review - August 26, 2017

Patriotic dancing

A “Gran Baile” to help fund Ajijic’s Fiestas Patrias will be held Saturday, August 26, 8:30 p.m. at the Huerta de Serna events hall in West Ajijic. Music will be by Sonora Primavera and Mariachi Real Axixic. A Mexican cena and botanas will be available.

Tickets, 80 pesos, are available at the Centro Cultural Ajijic and the Ajjic Delegacion office.

Naked Stage

“Opening Night,” a comedy by Norm Foster and directed by Roseann Wilshere, is the next offering at The Naked Stage Readers’ Theatre Friday, August 25 through Sunday, August 27.

Jack and Ruth Tisdale celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary with an evening at the theater. It’s a dream come true for Ruth and an imposition for Jack, who would rather be at home watching the World Series. However, after the events both on and off the stage that fateful night, their lives and those of all involved are irreparably altered.

The Naked Stage is located at Hidalgo 261 on the Carretera in Riberas del Pilar. Donation: 100 pesos. Box office and bar open at 3 p.m. Reservations recommended 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..

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Cartonería workshops

Learn to make traditional Day of the Dead papier maché figurines at a series of workshops that will be held every Thursday, 11 to 2 p.m., August 24 through October 24 at Café-Galería La 133, located at Independencia 133, opposite the plaza in San Antonio Tlayacapan.

Participants will practice the technique by fashioning models of elegantly attired lady and gentlemen skeletons. A fee of 120 pesos per session includes materials. Space is limited. For further information call 766-2033, 333-178-3672, or 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..

Sincrónico II

Chapala’s second annual Sincrónico contemporary arts festival continues through September 23.

Friday, August 25: Poetry festival, readings and independent publishers book fair, 6 p.m., Chapala plaza.

Thursday, August 31: Presentation of the poetry collection “Remanso de Mil Aguas” (Oasis of a Thousand Waters), by Berónica Palacios, 7:30 p.m., Centro Cultural Antigua Presidencia (CCAP) in Chapala.

Find additional information on the festival program at CCAP office and the Dirección de Cultura Chapala Facebook page.

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LLT playhouse series

The Lakeside Little Theatre (LLT) presents a screening of the National Theatre Live performance of “Obsession” Saturday, September 9, 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, September 10, 3 p.m. The play is directed by Ivo van Hove and stars Jude Law.

Tickets, 250 pesos, are available at the LLT box office, Wednesdays and Thursdays, 10 a.m. to noon.

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Viva bus trips

Viva La Musica is sponsoring bus trips to Jalisco Philharmonic Orchestra concerts and a ballet performance at the Teatro Degollado in Guadalajara. Except for the ballet performance, the bus leaves at 4:30 p.m. with a stop at a good restaurant. Tickets (premium orchestra seats), 450 pesos (550 for non-members), are available at the LCS ticket booth on Thursdays and Fridays, 10 a.m. to noon, or by calling Rosemary Keeling at 766-1801.

Thursday, September 14: “Mexico Sinfonico,” conducted by Marco Parisotto, features “Mariachitlan” by Contreras, “Huapango” by Moncayo, a cello concerto by Marquez with soloist Carlos Prieto and “La Noche de las Mayas” by Revueltas.

Friday, September 22: The talented Ballet de Jalisco performs “Romeo and Juliet” by Sergei Prokofiev. The bus leaves at 6 p.m. Tickets for this trip are 650 pesos (750 pesos for non-members).

Wednesday, October 18: “Hungarian Impressions,” conducted by Marco Parisotto, features “Suite” by Kodaly, “Piano Concerto No.1” by Liszt, with Daniela Liebman on piano, “Hungarian Dances” by Brahms and “Mandarin Suite” by Bartok.

Thursday, October 26: Saint-Saens’ “Organ Symphony No. 3,” conducted by Marco Parisotto.

Ribera Arts Review - August 12, 2017

Actor’s Showcase

Two more showcase presentations of Roseann Wilshere’s Actor’s Studio are scheduled at Bravo Theatre on Friday, August 11, 4 p.m. and Saturday, August 12, 7:30 p.m.

Ribera Arts Review - July 29, 2017

The Naked Stage

The female version of “The Odd Couple,” by Neil Simon, is the next production of The Naked Stage Readers’ Theatre to be presented Friday to Sunday, July 28 to 30.

Ribera Arts Review - July 22, 2017

Art Auction

Efren Gonzalez is holding an art auction, Friday, July 21, 4 p.m. on the north side of the Ajijic Plaza. For more information, call (331) 703-3942.