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Ribera Arts Review - June 22, 2019

Scholarship fund concert

The renowned CREM music school at Lakeside presents a concert to raise funds for music scholarships for local youth at the Presbyterian Church, Avenida San Jorge 250 in Riberas del Pilar, Friday, June 21, 7 p.m. Tickets for this worthy event are 200 pesos.

Spotlight Club

Aunt & Uncle Jazz began as a duo between bass player Alejandro Castro and pianist and vocalist Ana Sandoval. As a quintet with Ronaldo Rivero on piano, Daniel Benitez on saxophone and Carlos Villegas on drums, they have sold out all of their shows in Guadalajara. Enjoy their dinner show, Friday, June 21. You get a choice of chicken Florentine with red rice and salad or pork tenderloin, smashed garlic potatoes and glazed carrots (by Abuelita). Dinner is at 6 p.m. The show starts at 7 p.m. Tickets are 500 pesos with dinner, 300 for the show only.

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Ladies Night, Friday, June 28, 7 p.m. features Cesar Ledon performing his summer sizzle numbers and Guadalajara’s hottest male entertainment will be strutting their stuff as well. Wilde’s sensual products will be available for sale. Door prizes will be offered and Cassie’s kitchen will be open. Tickets  are 300 pesos.

Daniel and Noemi of Us Two returns for intimate acoustic nights Friday and Saturday, July 5 and 6, 7 p.m.

Reservations for all shows: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 331-845-1523.

Guitar concert

World-famous Peruvian guitarist Alfredo Muro will play a concert at the Centro Cultural Gonzalez Gallo in Chapala, Friday, June 21, 7 p.m. On the docket is music by Agustin Barrios, Bach, A.C. Jobim, Piazzolla, Alfredo Montes, Sebastiao Tapajos and Muros’ own compositions. Hear Brazilian choro and samba, Argentine mela milonga and tango, Paraguayan guarania, Spanish classical and flamenco, jazz and more.  Tickets, 150 pesos, are available at the cultural center.

Los Telares

Thomas Banks and the Soul Investors will get the crowd up to dance at Los Telares Friday, June 21, 6 to 9 p.m. and the Gargamel covers band is on June 28.

Dance

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Sakura is Japanese for cherry blossom, which is a metaphor for life. The short lifespan of the blossom represents the brevity of existence and the incessant passing of time. Buddhists see celebration of the cherry blossom as representing the cycle of human life and a symbol of transformation. The Experimental Dance Company is presenting its celebration of cherry blossoms with a performance at the Auditorio de la Ribera, Saturday, June 22, 8 p.m. See this company’s take on the Sakura by director/choreographer Velvet Ramirez. Tickets are 80 pesos at the door on the day of the event.

Guitar classes

Jimmy Galloway, who plays every Monday at Perry’s Pizza, 5:30 to 8 p.m., is also offering free guitar classes to Mexican students. A class for beginners and intermediate students will be held Tuesday, June 25, 6 to 8 p.m. and a class for advanced students and also a focus on music gear will be held Tuesday, July 23, also 6 to 8 p.m.

Galloway teaches at the Atlanta Institute of Music in Georgia. Donations will be given to a local charity focusing on children, according to Perry. Printouts for interested students are available at Perry’s.

Rebozos

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Stephanie Schneiderman gives a talk on the historic and present-day expressions of the ubiquitous Mexican rebozo on Wednesday, June 26, 4 to 6 p.m. at Casa Libertad restaurant (next to Century 21) in San Antonio Tlayacapan. She will review the present-day rebozo weaving centers of Mexico and discuss the special technique known as ikat  – in Mexico known as jaspe – a highly specialized dye technique that gives the rebozo its distinctive speckled look. Schneiderman will bring rebozos for the audience’s perusal, and will review an upcoming travel opportunity to visit one of the rebozo centers of Mexico during its annual festival.  Schneiderman has lived and traveled throughout Mexico for more than 40 years. She has scoured the towns, communities and villages learning about Mexico’s rich and diverse ethnographic landscape and in particular its expressions through textiles and dress. If you’re interested in Mexican culture, history and textile traditions, RSVP to 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..

Last piano concert

The Universidad de Guadalajara School of Music presents Susana Bueno in the last of six free piano recitals performed by promising music students, Thursday, June 27, 7 p.m. at the Centro Cultural Gonzalez Gallo in Chapala.

Film Aficionados

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

On June 27, “The Children Act” (2017, UK) will be screened. A judge (Emma Thompson) must decide the case of a dying young boy who is refusing a blood transfusion that could save his life due to religious beliefs. Based on an Ian McEwan novel. (100 minutes.)

The Bare Stage Theatre

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“A funny, fast paced story about camaraderie, confessions and competition” is what “The Ladies Foursome” by Norm Foster brings to the stage.

The day after their friend Catherine’s funeral, Margot, Tate and Connie gather for a round of golf in honor of their recently departed fourth. At the golf course they are joined by another woman, an old friend of Catherine’s they’d never met. Over the course of 18 holes, secrets and confessions unravel as the women discuss love, sex, children and everything in between.

Directed by Don Chaloner, the cast comprises Peggy Chilton, Anne Drake, Kathleen Morris and Lila Wells. Curtains rise 4 p.m. Show dates:

Friday, June 28 to Sunday, June 30. Tickets are 100 pesos. Hidalgo 261, Riberas del Pilar. 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.. Facebook/barestagetheatre2018.

Guitar concert

Eddie Lara will play works by Joaquin Rodrigo, Joaquin Turina, Edino Krieger, Guilio Regoni and his own compositions at a performance, Saturday, June 29, 8 p.m. at the Cochera Cultural, Javier Mina 49 in Ajijic. Tickets, 200 pesos (including your first drink) are available at La Chochera Cultural.

Ballet

The Classic Ballet and Contemporary Dance School of the Auditorio de la Ribera will perform, Sunday, June 30, 12:30 p.m. at the Auditiorio.  Tickets, 50 pesos, are available at the Auditorio box office, Diane Pearl and with Hilda Alvarez at 331-895-6316.

LCS Music Fest

Thomas Banks with No Borders and the Gargamel Covers Band will play at the Lake Chapala Society Music Fest, Saturday, July 6, 2:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Food will be supplied by The Smoke House and La Pacena and ice cream from HelaBok. Cash bars with wine, beer and soft drinks, as well as LCS’ famous margaritas, will be available. Come and dance the day away.

Advance sale tickets are 150 pesos for LCS members, 200 for non-members and 250 pesos at the gate on the day of the event.

Theater buffs

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Lakeside Little Theatre’s board of directors is looking for member volunteers to serve on the Play Reading Committee, which is responsible for selecting and recommending to the board the plays to be produced in Season 56 (2020-2021). Members who are interested in reading plays,  have past theatrical experience and would like to have input into this process, are asked to contact committee chair Georgette Richmond by July 1 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..

Kid’s photography classes

Getting in sync with modern times, the Lake Chapala Society (LCS) is expanding the longstanding Children’s Art Program with the introduction of classes in digital photography.

The new program was created on the premise that visual literacy, allied with technical ability, allows young people to communicate experiences quickly and effectively in ways that can broaden their possibilities in adult life.

The project is geared for local teenagers interested in self-expression through the lens and intends to tap into the knowledge and experience of the community’s many talented photographers for broader guidance in theory, practice and critique. A collection of donated point-and-shoot digital cameras has been acquired for the students.

The first 12-week course started Saturday, June 8 with eight eager youngsters, who will be prepped to become mentors in future courses.

For further information, contact Michael Searles via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call (376) 766-0826.

Bravo Theatre fundraiser

Mariachi Real Axixic and the Children’s Mariachi will perform Sunday, July 14, 4 p.m. at a fundraiser for the Bravo Theatre lighting and sound system at its new location at 441 Hidalgo in Riberas del Pilar, just west of Have Hammers and Todo Bueno.

Celebrity bartender Timothy G. Ruff Welch will hold court at the cash bar from 3 p.m. Tickets, 400 pesos, are available at Diane Pearl, Mia’s Boutique and 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.. Anyone with construction skills or wanting to learn lighting, set building, costumes or any backstage work,should contact the above email.

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