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Ribera Arts Review - March 26, 2022

Bare Stage

Bare Stage Theatre’s next production is “These Shining Lives,” a drama by Melanie Mamich, directed by Phyllis Silverman.

The cast includes Linda Goman, Frank Lynch, Graham Miller, Gisele Phipps, Louise Ritchie and Darlene Sherwood. Show dates are Friday to Sunday, March 25, 26 and 27 with all show times 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.. Information: Facebook/barestagetheatre2018.

Joint art showing

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Judy Dykstra-Brown and Jesus Lopez Vega will hold a joint art showing titled “The Poet’s Eye, the Artist’s Tongue: Art and Words,” March 26, 3 to 7 p.m. at Lopez Vega Gallery, Rio Zula 1, corner of Ocampo. The exhibition will include retablos, paintings, jewelry, sculpture, poems and books.

An opening reception will include a brief reading, music and refreshments. Masks required.

The show is open for viewing Monday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. through April 30.

LLT

“Cake Walk” is Lakeside Little Theatre’s final play of the season, performing March 25 through April 3 (except Monday, March 28). Collette Clavadetscher directs the cast of Barbara Pruitt, Maloy Murdock, Pamela Johnson, Georgette Richmond, Tracy Foy, Glen Kay and Sofia Randall. Light fare to end the season, “Cake Walk” is set in a small Canadian town, where contestants in a baking competition vie for coveted prizes, on July 1, 1984 (Canada Day)—a time before cell phones, social media, and Covid!

Tickets, 300 pesos, are available at the box office Wednesday and Thursday, March 30 and 31 from 10 a.m. to noon, as well as one hour before each performance or at lakesidelittletheatre.com.

Exhibit closure

Galeria Monica Cardenas in the central plaza of San Antonio invites you to the closure of the 3 Dimenciones exhibition Saturday, March 26, 4 to 7 p.m. Photographer Monica Cardenas presents photos of locals, who are welcome to pick up their photo. Also view paintings by Luci Williams and sculpture by Silvia Murillo. A discount of 10 to 15 percent is offered, as well as complementary wine.

Handcrafted bazaar

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Lukamar holds a bazaar including drink,  food and live music by Rousy Jau and Chris Cuevas, Saturday, March 26, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. in front of the nursery Rancho Viejo at Carretera Pte. 218 in Ajijic. Find artesian bread, natural cosmetics, jams, red wine, organic coffee, honey, décor, jewelry, art, macramé and more.

BRAVO!

In BRAVO! Theatre’s production of “Freud’s Last Session,” an imaginary conversation between Freud and writer C.S. Lewis provides some thoughtful and humorous observations on the meaning of life and the existence of God. Directed by Monnie King, with a cast of Peter King and Stan Rawson, the play has performances March 25, 26, 27 at 4 p.m. Tickets, 350 pesos, are available at Mia’s Boutique and It’s Kinda Bazar. 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.. Proof of vaccination or a negative Covid test, plus masks, are mandatory. 

Concerts in the Park

The Lake Chapala Society (LCS) Concerts in the Park series presents:

• Spencer Day and his musicians performing  “Here Comes The Sun” concert Sunday, March 27, with shows at 3:30 and 6 p.m.

Tickets are available at the LCS office or via the LCS website.

Blues

Blue Jay Slim and The Blues Machine will play El BarCo roof top bar Sunday, March 27, 3 p.m. Their last show for the season will be Sunday, April 3, 5 p.m. at Jorge’s Place at Fonda Doña Lola across from Casa del Waffle in West Ajijic.

Acting class

Bernadette Jones offers acting classes at BRAVO! Theatre. Six sessions of two hours over six weeks run Thursdays 10 a.m. to noon, starting March 31 and ending May 5, including two weeks of monologue work and four weeks of scene work. To register or for more information, see 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.. All proceeds support BRAVO! Theatre.

Meet the Artist

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Stevieji’ will be at Casa del Sol Inn, Friday, April 1, 4 to 6:30 p.m. His abstract art on display will be offered at a discount, for the benefit of the School for Special Children in Jocotepec.

Art tour

Information: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.." style="font-size: 12pt; letter-spacing: 0.1px;">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..Ajijic artist Efren Gonzalez leads an art tour to the  Jalisco town of Lagos de Moreno Friday and Saturday, April 1 and 2. The two day tour includes round-trip van travel from Ajijic, a visit to the Casa Museo Carlos Terres, the opening of an exhibition of art by sculptor Daria Gonzalez and painter Efren Gonzalez at the museum, and a visit to the center of Lagos.

Spring gala

The Orquesta y Coro Vivaldi present a spring music gala playing Ennio Morricone, Nino Rota, Hanz Zimmer, Gleene, John Barry, John Williams, Viruma, Louis Armstrong and more Saturday, April 2, 6 to 8 p.m., at La Estacion Pizza and Bakery in Riberas del Pilar. Reservations: 376-688-1359.

JPO concerts

Reserved seats for the last three concerts of this season are available by calling local coordinator Joyce Noriega at 376- 766-1804. Performance dates are April 3 and 10. Reserve by Monday or Tuesday before each concert. Pick up and pay at box office on day of concert.

Chapel restoration

Javier Ramos, Cathy Chalvignac, Antonio Lopez Vega and Efrén González are among the distinguished local artists who have donated work that will be up for sale Sunday, March 27, at the benefit for the Capilla del Rosario restoration project. The 18th century chapel standing at the northwest corner of the Ajijic plaza is one of the town’s historic architectural treasures. The local volunteer support group is collecting funds to repair structural damages that include a major transversal crack running across the ceiling and down through the walls on either side. The art sale will take place on the esplanade outside the chapel, starting at 10 a.m., where prospective buyers will be treated to musical entertainment and the sampling of cocktails and aperitifs.

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