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Laguna Chapalac - December 26, 2020

Open Circle

Michael Warren presents “Shakespeare & Fermat: Two Fascinating Enigmas to Ponder” at Open Circle, Sunday, December 27, 10:30 a.m. at the Lake Chapala Society.

Warren will intrigue us with two enigmas from the 17th century. First he will discuss the dedication of Shakespeare’s Sonnets, published in 1609: “To the only begetter of these ensuing sonnets Mr. W.H. all happiness and that eternity promised by our ever-living poet wisheth the well-wishing adventurer in setting forth T.T.” All sorts of theories have been advanced as to the meaning of this dedication and as for the identity of Mr. W.H., Warren will proffer his own interpretation.

Second, he will discuss Fermat’s Last Theorem, a mathematical puzzle of historical importance first set out by Pierre Fermat in 1637. For 350 years it has defied solution and prompted extraordinary advances in mathematics.

Michael Warren is a poet, actor, and mathematician. For the last several years he has been writing the theater reviews for the Ojo del Lago.

Big Band debut, act II

The Los Amigos Big Band debut was quashed by the Covid lockdown in October but is back on for a “Good Riddance 2020” dinner show Wednesday, December 30, at Mama’s Musical Bar, Gonzalez Gallo 86 in San Antonio Tlayacapan.

The musicians hail from Chapala, Jocotepec, Guadalajara and Tonala – seven are expats, the rest are Mexicans. They will perform jazz, swing and contemporary classics. The music and dancing starts 4 p.m., dinner at 6 p.m. Only 100 tickets will be sold. All Covid protocols will be followed to a tee.

Reservations: American Legion Post 7, Chapala, Mia’s Boutique and Mamas: 331-570-0829.

Benefit show

A show to raise funds for the family of El Fogon de Charlotte restaurant will be held at La Bodega in Ajijic, Wednesday, December 30, 1:30 to 9 p.m. You can drop off a donation or card, and any band or musician that wishes to donate their time is welcome. Call 376-766-1002 for information.


The Lake Chapala Society is closed Friday, December 25; Thursday, December 31 and Friday, January 1. Most services reopen Monday, January 4.

Meditation training

Join mindfulness and meditation practice and instructions with Richard Clarke  Thursdays at 3 p.m. Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for the Zoom link


Jaltepec Hotel and Hospitality University received a certification from the Jalisco Education Secretariat to reopen their Jocotepec campus in January under strict protocols. Only eight students at a time will be allowed on campus for two months, in rotation, until all the students have had a chance. Presently, the students are all taking classes via Zoom and other platforms, but have not had the benefit of learning to use Jaltepec’s commercial kitchen and laundry equipment from home.

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New Year’s Eve

Chapala has been spared another lockdown (see page 1), but expect Tapatios to head to lakeside for New Year’s Eve celebrations. So if you’re of a mind to dine out that evening or New Year’s Day, call to make your reservations now.

Go Bistro: 333-502-6555

Janelle’s Garden: 376-766-1616

Manix: 376-766-0061

Min Wha: 376-766-0686

Armando’s: 333-598-6739

Bobby’s Gourmet: 331-771-1641

La Bodega: 376-766-1002.

Casa Linda: 376-108-0887

El Sombrero: 376-766-2662

El BarCo: 376-766-0452

Scallion Ajijic Bistro: 376-766-2301

Casa Domenech: 333-150-6940

A socially-distanced Santa


The Covid pandemic has disrupted many holiday plans this year but some parents were determined their little ones wouldn’t miss out on the fun. This mother made sure her brood got a yuletide memory to keep, having them photographed with a socially-distanced Santa in downtown Guadalajara.

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