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Ribera Arts Review - June 18, 2022

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 to 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 a charming, garrulous and deeply sad Tobi Powell, aging dancer, choreographer and teacher who loves to knit.

“Uproariously funny; deeply moving, enthralling theater, MATCH has great beauty and tenderness, and abounds in wit.” – NY Daily News.                        “Prolific laughs and ear-to-ear smiles.” - NY Magazine.

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Tickets, 200 pesos,are available online at lakesidelittletheatre.com or check LLT website for box office hours.  Reserved seating in 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.

Jazz

• Daniel Lopez Jazz Quartet” performs a free concert at the Centro Cultural Gonzalez Gallo, Sunday, June 19, 12:30 p.m. Lopez, on guitar, plays with Juan Ayala on bass, Guillermo Valadez on tenor sax and Erik Hernandez on drums. They will interpret contemporary and mainstream jazz and also play compositions from their album “New Home.”

• Jose Chacon Belandria gives an exclusive concert at Casa Domenech, Saturday, June 25, 6 p.m. This Argentinean guitarist has participated in jazz festivals throughout Mexico and Latin America, and produced and recorded diverse artists on the Jalisco jazz scene, as well as music for Spanish, Venezuelan and Mexican films.

• Trialogo gives an intimate  concert at La Cochera Cultural, Sunday, June 26, 7:30 p.m.

Sunday serenades

Nuestras Alas offers a free concert featuring ballads, boleros and Latin rhythms, Sunday, June 19, 8 p.m. on the Jocotepec Plaza.

ASA garage sale

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The Ajijic Society of the Arts holds 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. 

Bare Stage

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

“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..

Information: Facebook/barestagetheatre2018.

Axixic Music Festival

A classical music festival consisting of five concerts will be held at Haus Der Music, Constitucion 112, in Ajijic, July 1 to 7.

• Cello and piano, Friday, July 1, 7 p.m. Musicians Carlo Maynez and Saul Ibarra will perform works by Beethoven and Manuel M. Ponce.

• Voice and piano, Sunday, July 3, noon. Rosario Armas and Jose Manuel Cruz will perform works by Mahler, Burleigh, Vivaldi, Verdi, Respighi, Weill and De Falla.

• Piano recital “Claro-Oscuro,” Monday, July 4, 7 p.m. Luciana Muraira, Luis Villa Roa and Jose Manuel Cruz will perform works by Bach, Schumann, Chopin, Rachmaninoff and Scriabin.

• Violin and piano, Wednesday, July 6, 7 p.m. Carlos Martinez and Saul Ibarra  interpret pieces by Stravinsky, Debussy, Schubert and Bartok.

• “Metamorphosis—New Voices in Mexican Music,” with active involvement of the composers Lilia Vazquez Kuntze, Angel Gomez Ramos and Horacio Fernandez, Thursday, July 7, 7 p.m. Gabriel Mendez Alarcon, Rosario Armas, Carlos Martinez, Saul Ibarra and Carlo Maynez perform.

pg20bTickets, 500 pesos per concert or 2,000 pesos for all five concerts, are available at Carr. Oriente 33c (above Multiva Bank) Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Information: 333-490-0340, 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..

Exhibition

Alejandra Zuñiga will show her illustrations inspired by a letter from Frida Kahlo to Diego Rivera, in “Solo Tu,” an homage to love with its lights and shadows, at the Galeria Monica Cardenas in San Antonio Tlayacapan. The inauguration is Saturday, July 9, 4 to 7 p.m. An illustration workshop is also planned for Saturday, July 16. Information: 333-178-3672.

LCS music fest

The Lake Chapala Society holds it fifth annual Music Festival Saturday, July 9, 2:30 to 6:30 p.m. with dancing to Traficantes Rock ‘N Latin and Gargamel covers band. Food and drink from top-of-the-line Lakeside  restaurants, dessert and beverage providers. Tickets, 300 pesos members, 400 pesos non-members, available at the LCS office or website.

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