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Ribera Arts Review - November 20, 2021

Concerts in the Park

Wendy Laurier performs Heat Wave, a tribute to Linda Ronstadt, Sunday, November 21, with two shows: 2:30 and 5 p.m. at the Lake Chapala Society.

pg17aDecember 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. (see story page 15). Tickets, 350 general and 500 pesos VIP, are available at the LCS website using a credit card.

Art at Casa del Sol Inn

Meet artist Luci Williams, check out her exhibit and enjoy complimentary wine Saturday, November 20, 4 to 6 p.m., at Casa del Sol Inn, Javier Mina 7 in Ajijic.

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.

Running time is approximately three hours including intemission. Available seating is limited to 60, and pre-spaced for patron separation. Covid-19 precautions will be in place.

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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.

Picnic concert

The Gul Rios Quartet and Marea Fandanguyera will play son and jazz at the garden of the Ajijic malecon, Saturday, September 20, 6 p.m.

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.

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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, which has the theme “Blue,” will be hung the same day and a reception will be held Saturday, December 4, 4 to 6 p.m. The exhibit will remain up until December 17.

Los Cantantes del Lago

Lakeside’s premier choral group is back from Covid seclusion and ready to sing.

Their next series of concerts, titled Christmas Gingerbread, takes place Tuesdays, December 7 and 14, 7 p.m. and Wednesdays, December 8 and 15, 4 p.m. at Bravo! Theatre in Riberas del Pilar.

Music Director Tim Welch has selected Christmas favorites with gorgeous arrangements accompanied by piano, harp, flute and clarinet. You will delight in over-the-top Christmas decorations, lots of lights, a variety of traditional and non-traditional Christmas trees, and garlands and glitz galore.

Hot cocoa (with piquete if you wish) will be available, along with Christmas cookies and other goodies for sale, as well as a full bar to celebrate before the concert begins.

pg20bMasks will be required. Tickets, 350 pesos, are available from It’s Kinda Bazaar, Mia’s Boutique or via Tim Welch and any Cantantes member.

Community Orchestra

The Lake Chapala Orchestra will give Christmas concerts on Thursday, December 9, and Friday, December 10, featuring their 15-piece chamber ensemble and the newly formed LCCO Brass Quintet.

Michael Reason, the orchestra’s music director, has programmed a concert with the accent on variety. “From traditional carols to Hallelujah’s by both Leonard Cohen and Handel, we have something for everyone to enjoy,” he says.

The special guest will be acclaimed soprano Mariana Vigueras, who is very popular with audiences in both Guadalajara and Lakeside.

pg20cThe performances are at the Lakeside Presbyterian Church, San Jorge 250, Riberas del Pilar, both at 3 p.m.

The orchestra is taking full pandemic precautions. All members of the ensemble are fully vaccinated and they respectfully request that ticket holders have at least one Covid vaccination shot. Audience members will be required to wear masks and 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.. Remember to state how many seats you require and to which performance.

Due to Covid protocols, there are only 70 seats available for each concert.

Opera Guild

Buy season tickets for the Lake Chapala Opera Guild’s schedule of 10 MET Opera Live screenings at Movie Space Cinemas in Ajijic. The first screening is “Eurydice” Saturday, December 4, followed by Mozart’s “The Magic Flute” on Saturday, December 18. The transmissions begin at 11:55 a.m. For more information, and details on how to become a member of the Guild, see chapalaoperaguild.org.

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