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Ribera Arts Review - June 29, 2019

Special event

Jaramar Soto and the Cuarteto Latinoamericano (winners of the 2016 Latin Grammy for Classical Music) perform pieces from “El Hilo Invisible,” an album of Sephardic songs, at the beautiful Teatro de Atequiza (about 40 minutes from Ajijic), just off the highway to La Barca. The free concert is Saturday, June 29, 8:30 p.m.

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Eddie Lara will play works by Joaquin Rodrigo, Joaquin Turina, Edino Krieger, Guilio Regoni and his own compositions Saturday, June 29, 8 p.m. at the Cochera Cultural, Javier Mina 49, 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 perform at the Auditiorio de la Ribera, Sunday, June 30, 12:30 p.m. Tickets, 50 pesos, are available at the Auditorio box office, Diane Pearl and with Hilda Alvarez at 331-895-6316.

Parrot Heads unite!

La Bodega Ajijic is sponsoring a night of Jimmy Buffett music and videos, Sunday, June 30, 5 p.m. No cover charge. La Bodega is at 16 de Septiembre 124, Ajijic.

Canadian artists

A Canada Day video dance party featuring all Canadian artists is on at The Spotlight Club, Monday, July 1, 7 p.m. with an optional dinner at 6 p.m. Dance to the music of Tom Cochrane, Bryan Adams and many more. Admission, 100 pesos, goes to the playground project at the Villa Infantil Orphanage. All welcome.

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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 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.

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.

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Spotlight Club

Dirty Black Beans performs at the Spotlight Club Friday, July 12, 8 p.m. Enjoy their blend of rockabilly, blues and swing and dance on Lakeside’s best and biggest dance floor. Tickets, 200 pesos. Reservations: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 331-845-1523.

Bare Stage

The Bare Stage Theatre pits ladies versus gents in its summer doubleheader featuring readings of two closely matched comedies penned by playwright Norm Foster which highlight different gender perspectives of life revealed during a round of golf. For a special twist on the June and July performances, the group will hold a vote allowing audiences to pick the better of the all-female and all-male casts of the parallel plays.

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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.

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“The Men’s Foursome” plays July 26, 27 and 28, with Jon de Young, Ed Tasca, Graham Miller and Tony Wilshere taking the parts of old pals brought together for the first time in decades at a school reunion.

Tickets are 100 pesos. The theater is at 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.

Bravo Theatre fundraiser

Mariachi Real Axixic and the Children’s Mariachi perform Sunday, July 14, 4 p.m. at a fundraiser for the Bravo Theatre lighting and sound system at its new location at Hidalgo 441 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.

Community Orchestra

The Lake Chapala Community Orchestra will give a concert at Lakeside Presbyterian Church (San Jorge 250, Riberas del Pilar), Sunday, July 28, 3 p.m.  Tickets, 200 pesos (100 pesos for students), go on sale July 1. Reserve tickets 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.. Request the number of tickets with your name and phone number to receive a confirmation email and details of where you can collect and pay for the tickets.

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