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Ribera Arts Review - May 29, 2021

Art exhibit

The students of Javier Ramos and some invited artists will open a collective art exhibit at the Centro Cultural Ajijic Friday, June 4, 5:30 p.m. The exhibit will remain up through June 15. Hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Dance & Movement

pg17aDanzando(nos) is an exploration of our creativity and an energy recharge event. It involves a new program of dance and movement classes, encompassing corporal expression, dance therapy, physical conditioning, honing cognitive abilities, and learning dance techniques.

Starting June 8, regular sessions are held Monday through Wednesday, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., at Restaurante Jonhy’s Place, Paseo Ramòn Corona 2 in Chapala. The cost is 40 pesos per class.

Participants should wear comfortable clothing, take a yoga mat or blanket and a cushion, notebook and pen, and drinking water.

Information: contact Verónica at 332-506-8818.

LLT audition

• Lakeside Little Theatre will hold auditions for “Dinner With Friends,” by Donald Margulies on Monday, May 31, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Director Brian Fuqua is looking for two men and two women.

“Dinner With Friends” is a funny yet bittersweet examination of the married lives of two couples who have been extremely close for dozens of years.

Show dates are June 18 to 20.

For scripts, info and audition sides, contact Brian at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Registration is at 10 a.m. at the theater. Auditions will take place outside on the Angel Terrace. Covid-19 protocols will be in force: temperature check, social distancing of two meters, sanitizer and masks must be worn at all times.pg17b

More information at lakesidelittletheatre.com.



Concerts in the Park

• Michael Reason, the conductor of the Lake Chapala Community Orchestra, presents “Back to Broadway” with Amaranta Santos, Laura Medina and Doug Voet, in a show featuring songs from hit musicals such as “A Chorus Line,” “Kiss Me Kate,” “Wicked” and “Follies,” with virtual orchestra backup, Sunday, May 30, 6 p.m.


Tickets are 300 pesos.

• Cruz Roja Chapala and the Lake Chapala Society (LCS) team up to present the “Sponsor a Brick” fundraiser concert featuring a variety of local talent Wednesday, June 9, 4-7 p.m.  (See separate story on page 16.)

To obtain a ticket, you must make a minimum donation to the Cruz Roja of 500 pesos, either at the LCS or Yoly’s Salon in Plaza Bugambilias.

• The two Three Tenors Vallarta shows are on Sunday, June 13, 3:30 and 6 p.m. This trio sings exquisite interpretations of many familiar contemporary pop and operatic ballads in English, Spanish and Italian.

Tickets are 350 and 500 pesos.

Tickets can be purchased at the Lake Chapala Society offices, Monday to Saturday 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., or on the LCS website.

Readers Theatre

Lakeside Little Theatre’s Ajijic Readers Theatre (ART) presents “Marjorie Prime” by Jordan Harrison, Friday to Sunday, May 28 to 30, on The Angel Terrace. All shows are at 4 p.m.

Lynn Gutstadt directs Mark Donaldson, Peggy Lord Chilton, Debra Bowers and Brian Fuqua in this futuristic story surrounding the love and tragedy of a deeply committed family and the themes of loss and memory – a human drama about the fear of aging and obsolescence, and our inability to let go of the past.

Tickets, 150 pesos, 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 show time on performance days. Covid-19 protocols will be in place, including socially distanced seating and mandatory masks.

Music this week

FRIDAY: Traficantes del Ritmo play the Iron Horse Saloon, 7:30 p.m.


Wesley Fields plays classic rock to reggae, at the Lucky Bar, Carr. Ponte. 25E in Ajijic, 7 p.m.

Electric Louis presents Karaoke at La Bodega, 5 to 8 p.m.

The Brothers Aloha are at Casa Domenech, 7 p.m.

Paco Planetas Casas performs at Pasta Trenta, 7 p.m.

Charle Cook Band plays Ajijic Pub House, 7 p.m.

Gary Lanz Band is at La Paceña, 6 to 8 p.m.

SATURDAY: King Pachuco plays surf rock at the Changada Bar, Calle Hidalgo 17 in Ajijic, 8 p.m.

Flashback with Polanco, Steadman, Friend and Jones, plays El BarCo rooftop, 2:30 p.m.

La Sopa de Piedra rocks El BarCo, 9 p.m.

Tequila Blues play the Camaleon Bar, in Ajijic, 9 p.m.

Barbara Sagrey is at Casa Domenech, 7 p.m.

SUNDAY: Daniel Cordero is unplugged at the Iron Horse, 3 p.m.

MONDAY: Charlie Cook Band performs at American Legion Post 7 Chapala’s Memorial Day celebration. 2-5 p.m.

Abby Rivera sings at Manix, 6 to 8 p.m.

Traficantes del Ritmo perform at Adelita’s Bar and Grill, 6 to 8 p.m.

Juan Castañon, Rocio Meillon and Gilberto Rios play Huerto Café in Riberas del Pilar, noon.

TUESDAY, JUNE 1: Arpa de Chapala with Jose Armando Rivera on bass, Jose Antonio Marquez on violin, Jared Jimenez Encarnacion on guitar and Javier Raygoza on harp play at Go Bistro, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 2: Jevi and Smith play rock and soul at Baja Norte Food Bar, 5 to 8 p.m.

Black String is at Scallion Ajijic Bistro, 6:30 p.m.

THURSDAY, JUNE 3: The Grrobeaners play at Hotel Villa del Angel, Calle Hidalgo, corner of Juarez, 7 to 10 p.m. in a “Fall in Love with Music Night” sponsored by the Eternal Loving Innocense Project. Cover: 150 pesos.

Gargamel Cover Band plays Ajijic Pub House, 7 p.m.

Jim Nus plays mostly country tunes at La Bodega, 6:30 p.m.

Bones is at Scallion Ajijic Bistro, 7 p.m.

Katie Mae plays original music from her album Hazy Angel, at Bogarts Bar in Hotel Casa Blanca in Ajijic, 7 to 9 p.m.

FRIDAY, JUNE 4: The Gil Rios Quartet with Yoshi Acevedo on trumpet, Christian Jimenez on keyboards, Miguel Soto on drums and special guest Tzintzuni Varela play at Dharma, Del Paseo 18, on the Malecon in Ajijic, 6 p.m.

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