Ribera Arts Review - September 28, 2019

Calendar party

Artists Belva and Enrique Velazquez hold their 27th annual Our Beloved Mexico calendar party at the Arte Estudio Velazquez, Friday and Saturday, September 27 and 28, 4 to 8 p.m.

Original paintings for the 2020 Calendar will be on display and available for purchase. Enjoy refreshments, live music and have your calendar signed by the artists. See mymexicoart.com for more details.pg17a

Bare Stage Theatre

“Mrs. Warren’s Profession” by George Bernard Shaw is the next production of the Bare Stage Theatre, Friday to Sunday, September 27 to 29.

Shaw’s 1894 play about prostitution was deemed too scandalous for public performance in Great Britain until 1925 and the cast was arrested after its New York premiere.

Directed by Roseann Wilshere, the cast members are Emily Crocker, Mark Donaldson, Fred Koesling, Allen McGill, Barbara Pruitt and Michael Warren.

Tickets are 150 pesos. 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.. Box office and bar open 3 p.m. Seats are held until 3:50 p.m.

Bare Stage Theatre is located at Hidalgo 261 on the mountain side of the Carretera in Riberas del Pillar across from the Catholic Church. See facebook.com/barestagetheatre2018 for further details.

Rondalla fest

Four rondallas (groups of serenaders) perform at the Antigua Presidencia de Chapala as part of the Second Encuentro de Rondallas Guadalajara on Friday, September 27, 6 p.m. Tickets, 100 pesos, at 331-342-0097 or 331-246-6112.


Ajijic artist Jose Duran shows his watercolors and 2020 calendar at the Centro Cultural Ajijic, Friday, September 27, 5 to 8 p.m. Enjoy a welcome cocktail.

pg17bThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 331-845-1523." class="caption" style="float: right;" width="376" height="501" />The routes of rhythm

Hugo de Vroom presents “La Ruta de Los Ritmos” Saturday, September 28, 7 p.m. at the Centro Cultural Gonzalez Gallo in Chapala. Find out the origins of blues, rhythm & blues, rock & roll, jazz, soul, funk, hip hop, rap, cool jazz, Latin jazz, salsa, son Cubano, rumba, calypso, soca, mambo, merengue, cumbia, samba, bossa nova, reggae and many more rhythms/styles that emerged in the 20th century in the Americas. Tickets: 100 pesos.


A Weekend of Sculpture in the Garden is on at the Cochera Cultural Saturday, September 28, noon to 6 p.m., and Sunday, September 29, noon to 4 p.m. The exhibit includes artwork by more than a dozen local artists, featuring work in metal, wood, iron, papier mache, stone and various other materials. Snacks and beverages will be available along with live entertainment. Tickets are available at the door on the day of the event. Cochera Cultural is at Javier Mina 49 in Ajijic. This event is a fundraiser for the Civil Protection and Firefighter Brigade of the lakeside pueblo of San Pedro Itzican.

Poetry and paintings

As part of the worldwide event called “100 Thousand Poets for Change,” the Lake Chapala Painting Guild is hosting shows in two locations: one in Ajijic at the Studio of Pat Apt, 5B Ramon Corona, and the other in Riberas del Pilar at the Studio of Miguel Nunez, corner of San Diego and Los Angeles. Twelve poetry readers will be at the two events, both scheduled Sunday, September 29, 5 to 7 p.m. Information: 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..

LLT season tickets

Due to continuing renovations at the theater, Lakeside Little Theatre is holding season ticket renewals and new sales Wednesday, October 2, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Cantina Libertad, Chula Vista 122 in San Antonio Tlayacapan (across the highway from the Sunrise Café).

Don’t miss out on these five shows (four plays and one musical): “Lunenburg” by Norm Foster, November 8 to 17; “The Real Inspector Hound” and “After Magritte,” two comedies by Tom Stoppard, December 5 to 15; “20th Century Blues,” a comedy/drama by Susan Miller, January 17 to 26; “My Fair Lady,” a musical by Lerner and Loewe, February 21 to March 3; and “The Actress,” a romantic comedy by Peter Quilter, March 27 to April 5.


Zombie dance rehearsals

Rehearsals for Thrill the World Ajijic 2019 continue at the Cultural Center on the Ajijic Plaza Wednesdays, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., and Saturdays, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., until the show on Saturday, October 26.

Come and learn the dance. Information: facebook/TTWAjijic or ThrillTheWorldAjijic.com.

Film Aficionados

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

On September 26, “Women at War” (Iceland, 2019) will be screened. (120 minutes.)  Halla becomes a determined environmental activist. She risks all she has to protect the highlands of Iceland from industrial depredation, but there’s an unexpected complication (97 minutes).

Spotlight Club

Friday, October 4, Aunt and Uncle Jazz quartet presents a dinner/show at The Spotlight Club featuring their sultry take on jazz, bolero and bossanova. Aunt & Uncle Jazz began as a duo between bass player Alejandro Castro and pianist and vocalist Ana Sandoval. As a quartet with Daniel Benitez on saxophone and Carlos Villegas on drums, they have sold out all of their shows in Guadalajara. Dinner is 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.

pg18Take a casual stroll through the streets of Paris with French entertainer Michel Giglia performing music from Edith Piaf, Charles Trenet and more, at the Spotlight Club Friday, October 11. Accompaniment is from Jorge Hernandez on guitar and Leon Hernandez on accordion. The Friday performance inlcudes a dinner featuring Coq su vin and dessert by Abue Linada’s Cusine. The next night is a show only. Tickets are 500 pesos for the dinner/show and 300 pesos for the show only. Reservations: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 331-845-1523.

Romeo for kids

Romeo and Juliet is a free theater performance for children scheduled Friday, October 4, 7 p.m. at the Centro Cultural Gonzalez Gallo in Chapala.

Kids will also like “De Niños, Peces y Otros Monstruos Lunaticos” at the Foro Jesus Pescador malecon in Chapala on Saturday, October 12, 6 p.m.

Flamenco Weekend Axixic

A flamenco concert at the Auditorio de la Ribera on Saturday, October 5, is preceded by two events at the Cochera Cultural, Javier Mina 49 in Ajijic.

Thursday, October 3, 7 p.m., enjoy a flamenco behind-the-scenes workshop. Find out how to integrate flamenco singing, guitar playing and flamenco dancing, how to produce a flamenco show and learn more about the language of flamenco, the artists and the creative process. Open to non-performers. At the event will be vocalist Julio de la Isla, guitarist Dari Muñoz and dancer Elena Barbosa. Tickets are 100 pesos.

Friday, October 4, 8 p.m. gather for a flamenco tertulia at the Cochera Cultural to learn more about flamenco, drink wine, eat tapas and enjoy a performance by Isla, Muñoz and guest dancers. Tickets: 150 pesos.

The main concert is Saturday, October 5, 6 p.m. at the Auditorio. Dancers Aida Morales, Paulina Ruiz, Elena Barbosa and Leonor Zertuche move to the rhythms of Isla, Muñoz, bassist Gil Rios and percussionist Emilia Galvez.

General tickets are 250 pesos, center seating is 350 pesos and a VIP seat (500 pesos) in the first four rows includes a free drink and admission to the two previously mentioned events at Cochera Cultural

Tickets at Diane Pearl, Mia’s, the Auditorio, La Cochera Cultural and Casa Domenech.