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Ribera Arts Review - June 11, 2022


Sax jazz virtuoso Federico Hülsz performs at Casa Domenech Friday, June 10, 6 p.m.


Artists Octavio Perez, Monica Cardenas, Luci Williams, Isidro Xilotl, Claudia Nery, Abril Duran, Lola Pico, Cristina Cardenas, Xill Fessenden and Antonio Lopez Vega will show during the Festival de Cerveza in San Antonio Tlayacapan at Galeria Monica Cardenas, Saturday, June 11, 1 to 8 p.m.

Special prices will be on offer Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

ASA updates

The ASA June Art Market is Saturday, June 11, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Lake Chapala Society, when 40 members will  show and sell their work.

Expect to find a wide variety of media, including paintings, glass, photography, ceramics, fiber arts and more!  There is no entrance fee.

You will find the artists towards the back of the property  in the garden. ASA members who wish to be vendors should  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..

• ASA gathers once a month, purely as a social get-together. Called Third Thursdays, the meetings are held at La Bodega in Ajijic. This month’s event takes place on Thursday, June 16, 4 to 6 p.m. No agenda, just a great way to interact with local artists and patrons from throughout Lakeside. No need to RSVP. 

• The Ajijic Society of the Arts is holding a garage sale of art supplies and art books Saturday, June 25, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at NOMAD Furniture in Riberas del Pilar.

ASA has been gifted an entire studio of supplies and will be selling them as a fundraiser. If you have additional art supplies or art books you wish to contribute, contact Jodi Burke (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

Funds raised will benefit ASA and launch efforts to fund local arts programming and eventually art scholarships. 

Art Expo for Children

Children and teenagers between 7 and 18 years of age are invited to take part in the first Expo Arte Infantil Sunday, June 12, 9 a.m. to noon, on the Ajijic Plaza.

The aim of the event is to encourage young artists to pursue their interests by offering a venue where they can exhibit examples of their art work, show off their talents, compete for prizes and enjoy seeing works by other youngsters.

Due to limited space, those wishing to participate should sign up in advance, providing their name, age, phone number and the name of the adult who will accompany them. Registration is free of charge.

Organizers are also seeking donations of art supplies to be given out as prizes. Items may include canvases, sketch pads, different types of paint, brushes, pencils, charcoal, pastels and colored chalks.

To register or for more information call 331-968-4868, or 332-257-4689 for details in English. 

Music on the Malecon

Local bands will play on the Ajijic Malecon, Sunday, June 12, noon to 11 p.m. at the “Summer Sound” music fest.

Some of the performing bands are Mary’s Island, Alba Duo, Limbo Street, Historias Tensas and Elixir. No charge.


Flamenco dance artist Leonor Zertuche gives a free performance accompanied by Julio de la Isla, Carlos Ivan de Leon and Gil Rios Sunday, June 12, 12:30 p.m. at the Centro Cultural Gonzalez Gallo in Chapala.

LLT Auditions

ART (Ajijic Readers Theatre) will audition for “Four Dogs And a Bone” by John Patrick Shanley and directed by Rosann Balbontin, Thursday, June 16, and Friday, June 17. Registration at 9:30 a.m. and auditions at 10 a.m. at  LLT on the terrace.

The director is looking for two women and two men. Show dates are  July 15, 16, 17. For scripts and information contact Balbontin 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..

Lakeside Little Theatre

Lynn Gutstadt directs Shawn Sherwood, Mark Nichols, Linda Goman and Donna Burroughs in the next ART (Ajijic Readers Theatre) presentation, “Match,” by Stephen Belber. The show takes the stage Friday, June 17, 7:30 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday, June 18 and 19, 4 p.m.

The play is a portrait of Tobi Powel, a charming, garrulous, deeply sad and aging dancer, choreographer and teacher who loves to knit.                          Said the NY Daily News: “Uproariously funny; deeply moving, enthralling theater, ‘Match’ has great beauty and tenderness, and abounds in wit.”              “Prolific laughs and ear-to-ear smiles,” said NY Magazine.

Tickets, 200 pesos, are available at lakesidelittletheatre.com or check LLT’s website for box office hours.  Reserved seating in the McIntosh Auditorium.

Collective exhibition

The Galeria de Arte Axixic inaugurates a collective exhibit Saturday, June 18, 3 to 7 p.m. with a cocktail event at Rio Zula 1, corner of Ocampo, in West Ajijic. Exhibiting artists are De Paul Durham, Antonio Lopez Vega, Judy Miller, J.E. Lopez Garcia, Robert Valers, and Jesus V. Lopez Vega.

Bare Stage

Bare Stage Theatre’s next production is “Scenes From American Life” by A.R. Gurney (1930-2017).

Gurney was born in 1930, attended the Yale School of Drama and taught literature at M.I.T. He moved to New York in 1982 to devote more time to writing for the theater.

Gurney may be best known for his play “Love Letters,” but he regarded “Scenes” as the one that launched his professional career, winning him the 1971 Drama Desk Award for Most Promising Playwright. He was a member of the Theatre Hall of Fame

“Scenes from American Life” is a youthful look at the hypocrisy of adult life, told through a series of vignettes spanning four decades, ending in 1981 and involving over 100 characters in WASP-y New England. It journeys through the mid-century to a prophetic future, which, turns out to be today!

The view is wry and satiric, sometimes wistful and, eventually, mordant. Despite its often cheerful surface, in Gurneyland complacency is its own nemesis.

Rosann Balbontin directs Mark Donaldson, Sharon Jarvis, Kathleen Morris, Roxanne Rosenblatt, Tony Wilshere and Ken Yakiwchuk in interchanging roles playing adults and their own children … a “tour de force” for actors.

Shows are Friday, Saturday and Sunday, June 24, 25 and 26. Doors open 3 p.m., curtain is at 4 p.m.

Tickets, 200 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..

Bare Stage is located at Carretera 261 in Riberas del Pilar across from the Catholic church. Doors and bar open at 3 p.m. Seats are held until 3:50 p.m. We still request mask-wearing out of respect for our fellow audience members and our actors, and curtains will be open for air flow.

Information: Facebook/barestagetheatre2018.

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