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Ribera Arts Review - April 24, 2021

LCS concert

Enrique de Allende gives two performances at a Cinco de Mayo celebration, scheduled Wednesday, May 5, in the garden of the Lake Chapala Society (LCS). Shows are 3:30 and 6 p.m. and limited to 130 people.

Five musicians will accompany this tour de force show by De Allende, which will include flamenco dancing.

Tickets, 600 pesos VIP and 400 pesos general admission, are available at the LCS office. This is part of the LCS’ Concert in the Park series to benefit the community organization.

Art auction

Santiago Baeza holds the gavel for an outdoor art auction presented by the Women in the Arts at the Lake collective, Saturday, April 24, 6 to 9 p.m., at the Hotel and Spa Sol y Luna, Rio Bravo 10A in Ajijic.

pg17eA cocktail opening will include live music from 6 to 7 p.m.  Covid-19 protocols will be respected and masks are required.

Art to be auctioned includes works by Abril Duran, Aida Ruvalcaba Jimenez, Ana Romo, Aurora Martinez, Cathy Chalvignac, Claudia Nery, Dianiela Alcaraz Padilla, Elaine Falvey, Gore Ch, Guadalupe Augilar, Jocelyne Cardenas Arreguin, Kany Garcia Villalobos, Lois Schroff, Lucy Williams, Monica Cardenas, Monique Asselbergs, Rebecca Ford, Rocio Vera, Silvia Gonzalez Amuezcua, Siliva Murillo Reding, Stephanie Morgan and Xill Fessenden.

New artist

The works of Larry Orinovsky will be up at Casa del Sol Inn, Javier Mina 7, in Ajijic, at an opening set for Friday, April 23, 4 to 6 p.m. Complementary wine will be served. Dinner is available afterwards. Reservations: 333-964-5320.

Still up

Works by 19 artists over the age of 60 are showing at the Centro Cultural Gonzalez Gallo in Chapala. This exhibit opened on March 28 and celebrates the center’s 15th anniversary.

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Ajijic Readers Theatre (ART) at Lakeside Little Theatre presents “Skylight” by David Hare, Friday, April 23 through Sunday, April 25.

The director is Collette Clavadetscher. 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 in a money-starved school in London’s East End. 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; and apart; heatedly, in her freezing flat.

This amateur production of “Skylight” is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals Ltd. on behalf of Samuel French Ltd.

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 and mandatory masks.

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Maestros de Arte

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

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Celebrate Mother’s Day with the Feria at LCS, Friday and Saturday, April 30 and May 1, 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Find amazing textiles, hats and jewelry from Campeche, Chiapas, Chihuahua, Guanajuato, Hidalgo, Jalisco, Estado de 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.

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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LLT auditions

Ajijic Readers Theatre (ART) at Lakeside Little Theatre holds 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 LLT’s 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.

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