Open Circle has suspended its weekly program on the patio at Lake Chapala Society.
Each week it highlights a different video of a past presentation. This week, Carlos Martínez, Bryan Clark and John Pint present “You need to See to Believe Mexico.” It will be available for viewing on Sunday, August 23, 10:30 a.m. at opencircleajijic.org.
More than 1,000 years of Meso-American cultures define México in so many ways, but the sudden influence of Spain transformed everything. New cultures emerged through a mishmash of religion and traditions. Life as it was known before changed for the inhabitants of the New Spain. Forty million people visit Mexico every year but little do they fathom its secrets. This Sunday, three experts will introduce you to what is out there only a stone’s throw away, untouched and barely on the map – natural, man-made, cultural, and culinary experiences unknown to most locals. They will reveal some of the fantastic secrets of Mexico.
Pint is a writer, professor, passionate speleologist and nature lover who has dedicated his life to exploring. Clark has always been a helping hand in more than a dozen countries. Martínez is a writer, professor and speleologist who is curious about everything.
U.S. Voter Assistance
Live U.S. voter assistance via Zoom will be offered by www.VoteFromAbroad.org on Sunday, August 23, from midnight to midnight Eastern Daylight Time. On the home page of www.DemocratsAbroad.org, click on the “Drop By For Live Voter Help” image for more information. (www.DemocratsAbroad.org/zoom_voter_assistance). The next Democrats Abroad-Mexico live registration and absentee ballot tutorial via Zoom will be held Saturday, August 29, 1 to 3 p.m. RSVP to attend online: www.DemocratsAbroad.org/mx.
American Legion Post 7 in Chapala is hosting Labor Day on September 7. There will be two outdoor seatings: 1 to 3 p.m., followed by a second seating 4 to 6 p.m. The menu includes pulled pork, baked beans, and coleslaw. A vegetarian meal is also available. Seatings are limited to 50 people. Music is provided by the fabulous Wesley Fields. Tickets available at the Legion, Morelos 114 in Chapala, tel. 376-765-2259.
Saturdays: The Latinitos Lounge Trio plays 3 p.m. at Argentine restaurant Garufu, Colon 43 in Ajijic; father-son duo Black Strings perform instrumentals, 5:30 p.m., at Casa Linda in West Ajijic; Eddie Bob Allen sings country tunes 7 p.m., at the Iron Horse Saloon in Riberas del Pilar; and Pacholo, accompanied by a keyboard, sings Mexican ballads, 7:30 p.m. at La Bodega in Ajijic.
Sundays: Mike Fortier and Thomas Banks sing the blues and more, noon to 3 p.m. at Oui Oui restaurant; Diane Cordero plays acoustic guitar at the Iron Horse Saloon, 3 p.m.
Mondays: The Jazz Duet with Juan Castañon and David Calvario is on at Huerto Café in Riberas del Pilar, noon.
Tuesdays: Old Souls brings their harmonious sound to the Iron Horse Saloon, 5:30 p.m.
Wednesdays: Jonathan Guzman plays 4:15 p.m. at La Cima del Copal in San Juan Cosala; Black Strings plays 5:30 p.m. at El Ancla in West Ajijic; The Juan Castañon Trio performs blues, jazz, bona nova and pop at the new Maraki bistro, Ocampo 20C in Ajijic 6 p.m.; Aloha Rock in on 6:30 p.m. at La Bodega.
Thursdays: Tommy Banks plays with No Borders Band at El BarCo, 7 p.m.; Daniel Cordero rocks out at Oui Oui, 7:30 p.m.
Fridays: Old Souls plays country and folk, 6 p.m. at Scallion Ajijic Bistro; The Jazz duet is on at Huerto Café, 11:30 a.m.