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Ribera Arts Review - November 13, 2021

ASA garden show

The Ajijic Society of the Arts holds a massive garden show at the Lake Chapala Society, Saturday, November 13, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Some 20 artists will be displaying their work. See Facebook/AjijicSocietyOfTheArts.

Bravo! Theatre

pg16b“Afterplay” is 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 being presented at The Bravo! Theatre starring Roseann and Anthony Wilshere, directed by Bernadette Jones

The next shows are Saturday, November 13, and Sunday, November 14 at 3 p.m.

Masks are mandatory. Tickets, 350 pesos, are available at It’s Kinda Bazar ... and Mia’s Boutique or by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

National Theatre Live

The Lakeside Little Theatre presents its second screening of a National Theatre Live production, “No Man’s Land,” directed by Sean Mathias, Saturday and Sunday, November 20 and 21, 4 p.m. Ian McKellan and Patrick Stewart star in this glorious revival of Harold Pinter’s classic comedy.

“One of the great pleasures of this National Theatre Live production is to see Pinter’s poetic, enigmatic, multi-layered text in the hands of two old pros: Patrick Stewart as Hirst and In McKellan as Spooner.” — Stage Whispers

Running time is approximately three hours, including interval. Available seating is limited to 60, and pre-spaced for patron separation.  Covid-19 precautions (mandatory masks, temperature checks at entry, use of gel stations, floor decals) will be in place. 

Reserved seat tickets, 250 pesos, are available at lakesidelittletheatre.com or at the LLT box office November 3, 4, 10 and 11, 10 a.m. to noon or one hour before screening.

Concerts in the Park

pg16dWendy Laurier performs Heat Wave, a tribute to Linda Ronstadt, Sunday, November 21, with two shows at 2:30 and 5 p.m. at the Lake Chapala Society. December 1, in a special tribute for World AIDS Day in collaboration with Ajijic Cares, the Queen Live Forever Band plays at 3:30 p.m. and Roy Gomez Cruz performs the Freddie Mercury Story at 6 p.m. Tickets, 350 pesos general and 500 VIP, are available at the LCS website using a credit card.

Latin tunes

Restaurant La Cima del Copan in San Juan Cosala will host Peruvian crooner Michel Angelo in a Latin American music show Friday, November 26, 3 p.m. Enjoy merengue, salsas, Caribbean and Cuban tunes, rancheras, boleros, waltzes, and  tangos in both English and Spanish. No cover.

Special thank you

Yves’ restaurant is holding a Christmas jazz concert with soprano Lolita Moreno Azpeitia and her group, Thursday, December 2. As a thank you to its patrons, there is no cover. Reservations: 376-766-3565.

Trio in concert

The Spirale Trio performs a cinema concert with video projection and live music, featuring Bruno Angeloni on sax, Steffen Roth on drums and Juan Castañon on guitar, Saturday, November 27, at the outdoor venue Aquiles Serdan 9 in Ajijic. The film projection Global Styxx, is of landscapes of water in movement. Tickets are 200 pesos. Info: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

ASA show registration

Ajijic Society of the Arts will conduct registration for their December show on Friday, December 3, 9:30 to 11 a.m., at the Cultural Center on the Ajijic Plaza. The show with the theme “Blue” will be hung the same day. The reception will be held December 4, 4 to 6 p.m., and remain up until December 17.

Art on the coast

Galeria La Manzanilla has reopened for the high season, Monday to Sunday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Luke J. Tornatzky will exhibit with a meet the artist event, Friday, December 10. See more at artinmexico.com or facebook/Galerialamanzanilla.

Community Orchestra


Lake Chapala Orchestra gives Christmas concerts December 9 and 10, 3 p.m., featuring a 15-piece chamber ensemble and the newly formed LCCO Brass Quintet.

Music Director Michael Reason has programmed a concert with the accent on variety, with traditional carols to Hallelujahs by both Leonard Cohen and Handel.

A special guest will be the acclaimed soprano Mariana Vigueras.

Performances are at the Lakeside Presbyterian Church, San Jorge 250, Riberas del Pilar.

All members of the ensemble are fully vaccinated and request that ticket holders have at least one Covid vaccination shot. Masks, temperature checks and socially distanced seating will be in effect.

Tickets, 250 pesos, can be reserved at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Due to Covid protocols, there are only 70 seats available for each concert.

Music this weekend


Jazz duet Juan Castañon and David Perez perform  at Huerto Café in Riberas del Pilar,  noon. Reservations: 376-108-0843.

Old Souls entertain at Scallion Ajijic Bistro, 7 p.m.

The Little Big Band with Christy, Elmo, Wayne Watson, Esteban Olveros, Chelo Gonzalez and Crhis Cuevas plays the Villa Monet Hotel on the Chapala Malecon, 7 to 9 p.m.



Black Sapphire Jazz Sounds is at Café La Serenata, 8 p.m. Reservations: 331-140-0901.

Marbles and the Quantum Casts rock out at the Iron Horse, 8 p.m.

Traficantes del Ritmo play Scallion Ajijic Bistro, 8 p.m.

Black Swan with Diamonds performs music in English, French and Spanish, 7:30 p.m.


Blue Jay Slim and the Blues Machine play at El Barco, 4 p.m.

Daniel Cordero is at the Iron Horse Saloon in Riberas, 3 to 6 p.m.

Juan Castañon plays at Pastra Trenta, 4 p.m.

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