Casa del Sol Inn is organizing an art auction in support of young Mexican artists, Saturday, October 30, 3 to 7 p.m., with the auction beginning 4 p.m.
Artist Guillermo Gill Gonzalez will exhibit his oil paintings, Friday to Sunday, October 29 to 31, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Yves’ Restaurant, Carr. Poniente 493 in Ajijic.
“Día de Muertos Art,” a collective show featuring ten local artists, opens at Galeria de Arte Axixic, November 2, 4 to 7 p.m. Artists in the collective are Antonio Lopez Vega, Judy Dykstra-Brown, Chava Rodriguez, Robert Vallem, Jesus Eduardo Lopez, Gabriel Mariscal, Jesus Lopez Vega, De Paul Durham, Xun Lopez and Donicio Morales.
Lakeside Little Theatre presents “The Madres,” by Stephanie Alison Walker and directed by Dave McIntosh, November 5-14.
Said one reviewer: “This play has it all – great drama, gripping dialogue, beautiful theatricality. Above all, it reveals the tragedy ideals bring to the innocent, ideals that ignore compassion. A message we need to hear over and over, Walker’s play shows simple people caught up in complex times.”
The cast is Liz O’Neill, Marsha Heaton, Jeff Kingsbury, Nicolas Cumplido and Angelica Guerra.
The curtain rises 7:30 p.m. on weekdays; Saturdays and Sundays are matinees at 4 p.m. There is no show on the Monday after opening night.
Tickets, 300 pesos, available at lakesidelittletheatre.com, and the LLT box office, 10 a.m. to noon on Wednesdays and Thursdays during the week before and the week of the show, as well as one hour before curtain for each show.
State mandated Covid-19 precautions will be in effect.
Art on the plaza
A spectacular display of photographic art by Jill Flyer, Luis Mancera McCormick and Karen Spencer will be up at the Ajijic Cultural Center on the plaza from Saturday, November 5 through November 16.
These photographers, who are well known in both Mexico and the United States, have exhibited their work in many galleries, including the Ex Convento del Carmen in Guadalajara, and been published in major magazines.
Expect to see different styles of photography that include abstracts, portraits and landscapes, in color and black and white.
Meet the artists at the opening reception Friday, November 5, 5 p.m. All three will be happy to discuss their work and the techniques and tools they use.
“Afterplay” is Irish dramatist Brian Friel’s brilliantly droll take on what would happen if two characters from different plays meet in a cafe by chance some 20 years later for what becomes another play entirely!
This one-act play is directed by Bernadette Jones, and stars Roseann and Anthony Wilshere.
It will be presented at The BRAVO! Theatre starting Friday, November 5. Shows are November 5, 7, 12, 13, 14 at 3 p.m., with one evening performance on Saturday, November 6, at 7 p.m.
Nancy Jordan-Zanot is the featured artist at the first Friday fiesta at La Bella Vida, November 5, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jordan-Zanot was a woodworker and teacher of woodworking before retiring in Chapala in 2015. She has taught herself the process of mask-making from paper, and also the making of waxed linen coil baskets. She now teaches that process to others. Her “whimzes” were inspired from a trip to San Cristobal Chiapas, where she saw “a delightful mobile made of dancing girls…that was flowing with life.” Refreshments and music in the garden. Constitucion 6, Ajijic.
Mozart and more
La Estacion pizza and bakery, located above Pancho’s Market in Riberas del Pilar, presents the Vivaldy Orquesta y Coro in a fall gala, Saturday, November 13, 5 to 7 p.m. Reservations: 332-623-9841, 376-688-1359.