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Ribera Arts Review - June 05, 2021

Red Cross concert

Since last week’s edition, some changes in talent have been made to the Red Cross “Sponsor a Brick” concert scheduled Wednesday, June 9, 4 to 7 p.m. at the Lake Chapala Society.

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Tickets, 500 pesos, include two great drinks and botanas from local restaurants.

But, most importantly, you will be supporting the vital efforts of the Chapala Cruz Roja.

Tickets are available at the Lake Chapala Society office Monday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., or at Yoli’s Salon in Plaza Bugambilias.

Big Band

Andrea Perez performs with Christy Caldwell, Elmo Adam, Wanda White and the 16-piece Los Amigos Big Band for their first ever Tea Dance, Sunday, June 13 at 4tro Sentido restaurant in Riberas del Pilar.

In a new twist, the Chapala Swing dance group will perform with the band and give dance lessons from 11 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. before the noon to 2 p.m. concert.

Tickets, 300 pesos, are available at 333-029-7723. All Covid safety protocols will be in place.

LLT

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“Dinner with Friends” is the next offering by the Lakeside Little Theatre’s Ajijic Readers Theatre, with show dates Friday to Sunday, June 18-20.

“Dinner …” is a funny yet bittersweet examination of the married lives of two couples who have been extremely close for dozens of years. A fabulous dinner at the home of food writers Gabe and Karen proves hard to swallow when Beth drops the bomb that husband Tom wants out of their 12-year marriage. Suddenly, both couples find themselves grappling with questions of loyalty, individuality, and commitment in Donald Margulies’ deliciously funny, sharply observed Pulitzer Prize winning drama, delivering the time-tested flavor and richness of a classic dish.

Brian Fuqua will direct the cast of Daymn Young, Kathy Cody, Meridith Miller and Ken Yakiwchuk. All shows are at 4 p.m.

Tickets, 150 pesos, can be purchased and paid for by credit card at lakesidelittletheatre.com or at 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.

Three Tenors Vallarta

The Three Tenors Vallarta perform Sunday, June 13, at 3:30 and 6 p.m. in the garden of the Lake Chapala Society.

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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, and available at lakechapalasociety.com. Limited seating available.

Ukulele class

The Ukulele School of Ajijic is forming a new beginner’s class starting Friday, July 2, 1 p.m.

You will be able to play songs from the first lesson (seven weekly lessons of one hour) and classic rock and pop tunes by the end of the sessions. Ukulele rentals are available from the instructor.

Only fully vaccinated persons will be accepted in the class. Contact Jan Luistig at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information or to register.

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