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Ribera Arts Review - April 17, 2021

LCS concerts

The Lake Chapala Society Concerts in the Park series showcases Keith Tynes from The Platters, Sunday, April 18, with shows at 2 and 4 p.m. Tickets are limited to 100 seats for each performance.

pg17aEnrique de Allende performs Wednesday, May 5, with shows at 3:30 and 6 p.m. Five musicians will accompany him performing flamenco and opera. This will be his first show before an upcoming world tour. Tickets are limited to 130 seats for each performance. Advance purchase only.

CREM

The Ajijic-based Centro Regional de Estudios Musicales (CREM) is facing a serious financial crisis due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Concerts have stopped, and this innovative music education organization is struggling to carry out its instrumental lessons, choral and ensemble training – activities that are of great benefit to local students.

Please consider helping keep this valuable organization alive through a donation via a GoFundMe campaign at gofundme.com/f/Keep-The-Music-Playing-in-Lake-Chapala.

LLT Readers Theatre

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The Ajijic Readers Theatre at Lakeside Little Theatre presents “Skylight” by David Hare, directed by Collette Clavadetscher. Show dates are Friday, April 23 through Sunday, April 25. All shows are at 4 p.m. on the Angel Terrace.

“Skylight” is a complex, thought-provoking and remarkably timeless drama about power, politics and passion. He is a successful restaurateur in late middle age. She, in her late 20s, is a math teacher at a money-starved East End (London) school. They were lovers for six years; she left him when his wife discovered their affair. Three years after his wife’s death, they come together – heatedly, in her freezing flat.

Tickets can be purchased and paid for by credit card at lakesidelittletheatre.com or by visiting LLT’s box office Wednesdays and Thursdays, 10 a.m. to noon or one hour before showtime on performance days.

Covid-19 protocols will be in place, including socially distanced seating on the Angel Terrace and mandatory masks.

Weekend festival

Ray Velvet is presenting a weekend of music at an outdoor venue at Aquiles Serdan 9 in Ajijic.

On Friday, April 23, On Fire plays R&B, jazz and funk, with Willy Zavala on keyboard, Armando Curiel on drums, “Malambres” on bass and Chuco Soto on sax.

On Saturday, April 24, Sagrey will perform soft rock in English and Spanish. The band includes Barbara Sagrey on vocals, Diego Casas on drums, Kevin Real on bass, Azael Medeles on keyboard, Ray Domenech on guitar and Kenji Matsui from Japan on lead guitar.

On Sunday, April 25, Mano Pa’Rriba plays Latin music with Venezuelan Freddy Adrian on stand-up bass, Giovanni Figueroa on drums, Ronald Rivero on keyboard and Jackie Jacks on vocals.

Get your tickets at paypal.me/rayvelvetpro, the Lake Chapala Society or Casa Domenech at Zaragoza 109. Doors open 6 p.m.

LLT auditions

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Ajijic Readers Theatre (ART), at Lakeside Little Theatre, will hold auditions for “Marjorie PRIME” by Jordan Harrison, Tuesday, April 27. Director Lynn Gutstadt is looking for two men and two women.

Registration is at 9:30 a.m. and auditions are at 10 a.m. on the Angel Terrace. All Covid-19 protocols will be in place.

“Marjorie PRIME” is an elegant, thoughtful, quietly unsettling drama. It’s the age of artificial intelligence, and 85-year-old Marjorie has a handsome new companion who’s “programmed” to feed the story of her life back to her.

For more information, email Gutstadt 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.. Show dates are May 21 to 23.

Maestros de Arte

The 2021 Feria Maestros del Arte has been cancelled, but organizers have teamed up with the Lake Chapala Society to assist the artisans it works with by holding “mini-ferias,” as well as Facebook and website sales throughout the year.

Celebrate Mother’s Day with the Feria scheduled at LCS, Friday and Saturday, April 30 and May 1, 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. You’ll find amazing textiles, hats and jewelry from Campeche, Chiapas, Chihuahua, Guanajuato, Hidalgo, Jalisco, Mexico, Michoacan, Puebla and Oaxaca.

Although the artists won’t be there, you can help them continue in their labor and support their families by finding that special gift for a friend, relative or yourself.

On Saturday, the entrance will be on Calle Ramon Corona. Masks are required and safe distancing will be observed. For more information see feriamaestros2.com.

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