Ribera Arts Review - April 13, 2019

Art in Jocotepec

Works by artists El Chile de Jocotepec and Claudia Larissa Lopez will be up at the Sala de Cultural Jose Vaca Flores Saturday, April 13. A cocktail reception with live music by Braulio Jacob is set for 7:30 p.m. All welcome.


Guitar and piano

Stefania M. Ponce de Leon (piano) and Leopoldo Villarruel (guitar) give a free recital of classical music, Saturday, April 13, 7 p.m., at the Centro Cultural Gonzalez Gallo in Chapala.

Spotlight Club

If Saturday Night Fever is your kind of dance music, make a bee line for “Staying Alive,” a fundraiser put on by the entire King and Queen court to fix local potholes. The event takes place Saturday, April 13, 6 p.m. There will be videos and drinks. Tickets available from King and Queen nominees or at the door.

The Bad Hombres & The Nasty Ladies play rock in Spanish Saturday, April 20, 8 p.m. Cover: 200 pesos. Cassie’s country kitchen will be open.

Tickets are available at the club daily from 2 to 5 p.m. Reservations: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 331-845-1523.

Son de las Olas fest

The fourth annual Son de las Olas music festival is held April 14-20 at Inspira Coffee Shop-Gallery, Avenida Madero 228, Chapala. The fun starts Sunday, April 14, 7 p.m. with an exhibit, “Agua: Emociones Sólida,” featuring pictorial art and sculptures by Ernesto Barba, Jael Cabledes, David Mata and Antonio Loza, and traditional Mexican music performed  by Mariachi Infantil of El Salto and Son del Coamil. Information: facebook/Inspiracafegaleria.


San Juan waterfront event

Ballet Coxala hosts a music and dance program Sunday, April 14, on the malecón in San Juan Cosalá. Rondalla Femenil de Chapala plays 4:30 p.m.; Ballet Folclórico Raíces de Mi Tierra from Zimatl’an de Alvarez in Oaxaca performs, 5:30 p.m.; Rimalu Música para tus Sentidos closes the event, 7:45 p.m.

Film Aficionados

Lake Chapala Society members can take advantage of Film Aficionados screenings each Thursday, 2 p.m.

On April 18, “A Simple Favor” (2018 United States) will be screened. Stephanie, a single mother with a parenting blog befriends Emily, a secretive upper-class woman who has a child at the same school Emily’s child attends. When Emily goes missing, Stephanie takes it upon herself to find her. Comedy? Mystery? Drama? Cautionary tale? All of the above. (112 minutes).

April 25 sees “The Invisibles” (2017 Germany). In 1943, Josef Goebbels declared Berlin to be “free of Jews” in 1943. Yet 1,700 managed to survive in the Nazi capital through to the end of the war. This is their story. (105 minutes).


Chamber music

Two free chamber music groups play at the Auditorio de la Ribera in “Peregrina Ciclos de música de cámara.” Orquesta Sonora Barroca, Saturday, April 20, 8 p.m. Cuarteto Janus, a string quartet featuring young Jalisco musicians performing under the baton of Christopher Wilshere, performs Sunday, April 21, 12:30 p.m.

Bare Stage Theatre

“Parlor Games” by Ed Tasca is the next production of the Bare Stage Theatre, Friday to Sunday, April 26 to 28.

The play is billed as a comical, high-stakes, over-the-top family feud. What happens when two unrelated families turn up at a funeral parlor to say their last good byes to their beloved? A very funny dispute as to whom the wrongly cremated body belongs to in this quirky comedy of mistaken identity and greed. Come and see which family wins the day. Directed by Roseann Wilshere with assistance from Pierre Blackburn, the cast includes Rosann Balbontin, Emily Crocker, Jayme Littlejohn, Alisdair McFarlane, Michael McLaughlin, Amaranta Santos, John Ward and Tony Wilshere.

All shows are at 4 p.m. Bar and office open 3 p.m. Tickets, 100 pesos, are available at the box office on the day of the show. 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.. The theater is at Carretera 261 on the mountain side in Riberas del Pillar.

Art auction


Jose Duran will wield the gavel at an art auction Saturday, April 27, 4 p.m. on the esplanade of the Ajijic Cultural Center (CCA). This is a fundraiser to put a roof on the CCA’s rooftop terrace so that art workshops can be held there. The artworks on the block will be exhibited Friday, April 26, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Ojos Tapatios songfest

Four female vocalists appear Thursday, May 2, 4 p.m., at the Auditorio de la Ribera in a benefit concert for Niños Incapacitados. Divas Paloma del Rio, Lorena Aguilar, Gaby Rizo and Liputa Jimenez will be accompanied by the Amaral chorus and the International Viva Mexico Mariach Band under the direction of Francisco Aguilar for a two-hour concert of Mexican music.

A no-host bar opens 3 p.m. and after the concert from 6 to 7 p.m. This will allow  guests to mingle with the musicians and singers.

Tickets, 400 pesos, are available at the Auditoio Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.