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Ribera Arts Review - May 01, 2021

Art show and sale

An exhibition and sale of paintings by local artists and some children developing their talents will be held Friday, Saturday and Sunday, April 30, May 1 and 2, at the Hotel Real de Chapala, Paseo del Prado 20, La Floresta. The inauguration of the show is Friday, April 30, 5:30 p.m.

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LCS Concerts in the Park

The Lake Chapala Society Concerts in the Park Series continues this summer, serving up top quality and affordable outdoor entertainment in the LCS gardens, with social distancing.

Classically trained singer/songwriter Effie Passero performs two benefit concerts Sunday, May 16, 3:30 and 6 p.m. Tickets are 500 and 350 pesos.

The Lake Chapala Community Orchestra, under the baton of Michael Reason, presents “Back to Broadway” Sunday, May 30, 6 p.m. Hear songs from the musicals “Wicked,” “A Chorus Line,” “Kiss Me Kate” and “Follies,” featuring singers Amaranta Sangos, Laura Medina and Doug Voet. Tickets are 300 pesos.

The Three Tenors Vallarta perform Sunday, June 13, 3:30 and 6 p.m. Reminiscent of internationally popular vocal groups Il Divo and Il Volo, the trio comprises Freddy Otelo from Venezuela, Armando Chakam from Colima and Pedro Islas from Mexico City, who will interpret many familiar contemporary and operatic ballads in English, Spanish and Italian. Tickets are 500 and 350 pesos.

Limited seating available;  tickets online at lakechapalasociety.com.

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Lakeside art in GDL

As part of Guadalajara’s May Cultural festival, works by 100 artists from the Ribera de Chapala, Puerto Vallarta and Guadalajara will be on view May 5 to 30 at a digital exposition installed along Guadalajara’s Paseo Alcalde pedestrian walkway, between Calles Morelos and Pedro Moreno. View more than 700 artworks, consisting of paintings, photography, sculpture, graphic art and poetry. See page 6 for more May Festival information.

Taking and Giving Direction

A new workshop presented by the BRAVO! and Bare Stage Theatres, under the tutelage of Bernadette Jones, begins Friday, May 7 – and there is still room if you want to develop your craft.

Jones brings decades of professional experience to share with local actors and directors interested in furthering their theater arts endeavors. Her ability to communicate is almost magical, according to those who took her last workshop, which introduced acting techniques through monologue work.

Students routinely praise her skill and craft, and credit Jones with helping them develop as actors.

All funds will go to help keeping both theaters’ rents paid until live shows can begin again.

Information and costs at facebook.com/barestagetheatre2018.

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Live music this week

FRIDAY. Eduardo Lopez and Grupo 4.19 from Ixtlahuacan play at Scallion Bistro, 9 p.m.

Traficantes del Ritmo play a rock ‘n’ Latin jam at the Iron Horse Saloon, 7:30-10:30 p.m.

Los Amigos Big Band performs a tribute to Jimmy Barto at 4to Sentido, 3:30 p.m.

SATURDAY. Flashback plays El BarCo Skybar, 2:30 p.m.

A new band, Marble and Friends, plays the Iron Horse

SUNDAY. Griselda Pina sings along with Blue Jay Slim at El BarCo Skybar, 2 and 4 p.m.

Aloha rock is on stage at La Bodega, 4 to 7 p.m.

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