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Ribera Arts Review - May 07, 2021

CORRECTION

Last week this column incorrectly stated the presentation date of “Turandot,” by Giacomo Puccini at Movie Space Cinema in Ajijic.

It is Saturday, May 7, 11:55 a.m. The next operas up at Movie Space, in conjunction with the Chapala Opera Guild ,are “Lucia di Lammermoor” by Gaetano Donizetti, May 21 and “Hamlet” by Brett Dean, June 4, both Saturdays at 11:55 a.m. English subtitles.

pg17aWorkshop this weekend

Kathie Karancz holds a stained glass workshop May 7 to 9, noon to 5 p.m. Decorate three lengths of glass using stained glass, which you can hang from a metal stake or hook in your yard or window. Contact her 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..

Bare Stage goes dark

The Bare Stage Theatre Company will be dark in May, but returns in June with a production of “Scenes from An American Life” by A.R. Gurney, directed by Rosann Balbontin. In July, Bernadette Jones will direct “The Truth” (“La Vérité”) by Florian Zeller, translated by Christopher Hampton.

Auditions for “The Truth” are set for May 24, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Keep abreast at Facebook/barestagetheatre2018.

Art

The Art Connection, The Root Side and Volcan are sponsoring Art in the Plaza Saturday, May 7, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Centro Laguna Mall. Clothes, textiles, gourmet and organic foods, art and crafts will be available.

Ajijic Society of the Arts

• The ASA Art Market runs Saturday, May 14, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Lake Chapala Society. All members are invited to participate as vendors. Cost to have a table is 100 pesos. To register, contact Kathie Karancz 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.. There is no fee to attend the Art Market. Stop by the Lake Chapala Society to see the work of local artisans and purchase something for home.

• ASA Third Thursdays will have its inaugural artist happy hour Thursday, May 19, 4 to 6 p.m., at La Bodega. No special programming, just an opportunity to get better acquainted.

pg17bJazz

Luis Shatter Quartet performs Sunday, May 15, 7:30 p.m. at La Cochera Cultural, Javier Mina 49, Ajijic. With Shatter on piano, Eleazar “Chuco” Soto on sax, Juan Manuel Ayala on electric bass and Armando Curiel on drums, playing original tunes, jazzhop, rock, blues and neo soul.

Tickets, 350 pesos, are available at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 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..

Photography enthusiasts

Lakeside Shutterbugs, a group for all photography enthusiasts, has scheduled its May excursion for Friday, May 20. Explore the dry, dusty saltbeds of Laguna de Sayula for a morning shoot.

A discussion group will be held Tuesday, May 31, 6 p.m. at  Galeria Sol y Luna. The topic of discussion will be juxtaposition. Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more details.

Music this week

SATURDAY

Los Romeos play el BarCo, 3 p.m.

Pilla Piano Jazz Trio plays Dharma, 6 p.m.

Los Malqueridos rock on at Camaleon Bar

King Pachuco rocks the surf at Pasta Trenta, 8:30 p.m.

Traficantes play Scallions Bistro, 7 p.m.

Joel Tallboy plays soft rock and classic pop at Casa Domenech, 6 p.m.

Black Sapphire Jazz performs at Emmanuel’s at 5:30 p.m. and at Cafe La Serenata at 8 p.m.

SUNDAY

Aloha Rock performs for a romantic Mother’s Day dinner at La Bodega, 4 p.m.

Pilla and Soto play free improv jazz at Dharma, 5 p.m.

TUESDAY

La Rondalla de Chapala performs 6 p.m. at Scallions Bistro in a dinner concert for moms.

LLT

Finally, after a two-year Covid hiatus, Lakeside Little Theatre will present the Mark Boyer 10-Minute Play Festival August 4-7 this year.

A panel of three experienced directors chose eight out of 36 plays submitted to compete in the festival. The play will be performed on each day and judged by a panel of adjudicators, as well as asking audiences to vote on a people’s choice.

LLT is looking for directors with experience—either here or at other theaters—or folks who want to try their hand at directing to put their hat in the ring to work magic with one or two of these eight plays.

To see a brief description of the plays go to 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.. The deadline to apply for a director’s chair is May 16.

Grand opening

Celebrating 100 years of art in Ajijic, the Ajijic Museo del Arte (AMA) is holding a grand opening Wednesday to Friday, June 1 to 3, 3 to 8 p.m.

The museum is at Calle Privado Flores Magón 3 in West Ajijic. Suggested donation for attendees is 40 pesos.

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