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Ribera Arts Review - July 09, 2022

Music at LCS

• 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 the LCS website.

• The Three Tenors Vallarta Show brings a romantic touch to LLT’s Concerts in the Park with two shows at 3 and 6 p.m. July 17. Ballads in English, Spanish and Italian. Tickets: LCS offices, Monday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and via lakechapalasociety.com.

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“Solo Tú,” an exhibit of illustrations by Alejandra Zúñiga Cárdenas opens Saturday, July 9, 4 to 8 p.m. at the Galeria MC on the plaza in San Antonio Tlayacapan. Her art is a homage to love with its lights and shades, exalting women who show passion and do not fear to show their feelings.

Zúñiga’s work is inspired by a letter from Frida Kahlo to Diego Rivera, and invites reflection on falling in love: yearning, desire, vulnerability, plentitude, interpreted according to her personal universe and vital experience.

Zuñiga is a freelance illustrator and artist, trained in traditional techniques—figurative drawing and oil painting. Her artwork has been published in Chinese, English, Dutch, Spanish and Catalan, in paper and digital formats. She says she’s inspired by form, diversity in cultural expressions and children’s curiosity.

Zúñiga holds a bachelor of art degree from the University of Arizona, a postgraduate degree in contemporary art theory from the Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona and completed professional courses in illustration at the Escola Professional de la Dona, in Barcelona, Spain.

She was born in Mexico, raised in the United States and has been living in Spain since 2003, where she continues to work and pursue her passion for the arts. This is Zúñiga’s first showing in Mexico.

Choral auditions

Los Cantantes del Lago, under the direction of Timothy G. Ruff Welch, will be holding auditions for tenors, basses and one soprano/mezzo position for this concert season. People with choral experience and/or can read music and enjoy working toward excellence in performance are preferred. Auditions will be by appointment only during July. 

Rehearsals for the 2022 holiday season concerts begin in October.

If you enjoy the camaraderie of choral singing and are interested in performing some wonderful Christmas music, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with name, voice part, and cell number or go to loscantantesdellago.com and complete the “JOIN US” form and send it, to schedule an audition during July. Audition requests must be received by July 10. Those who have auditioned before, do not need to audition again. 

Ajijic Readers Theatre

pg17bThe next production of LLT’s Ajijic Readers Theatre is “Four Dogs And A Bone” by John Patrick Shanley. Rosann Balbontin directs Donna Burroughs, Collette Clavadetscher, Kristine Handgen and John Ward.

This is a witty satire of the movie business. Though biting and cruelly critical, it is also very funny – and that’s probably why it ran for 230 performances when it premiered in New York in 1993.

“’Four Dogs And A Bone’ is the funniest play in town, and the neatest, if kinda affectionate, evisceration of that ol’ dream factory you will encounter in years.” — NY Post

Show dates and time: Friday, Saturday and Sunday, July 14, 15 and 16, all at 4 p.m.

Tickets, 200 pesos, are available at lakesidelittletheatre.com or check our website for Box office hours for this show. Reserved seating in McIntosh Auditorium.

Jocotepec Cultural Expo

The Association of Empowered Women of the Ribera  holds a sale of organic, artistic and handmade goods every Friday, 5 to 9 p.m., at the Paulino Navarro Primary School, Calle González Ortega Sur 263, Jocotepec.

LLT auditions

LLT’s Ajijic Readers Theatre (ART) will hold auditions for “6 RMS RIV VU” Thursday, July 14, and Friday, July 15. Registration is at 9:30 a.m. and auditions at 10 a.m., on the LLT terrace.

The play, by Bob Randall, is a romantic comedy about a rent-controlled apartment for rent in New York City in the 1970s. Anne and Paul vie for the apartment and get locked in overnight. 6 RMS RIV VU derives its title from shorthand used by real estate agents in classified advertising. In this case, a six-room apartment with a view of the Hudson River, located on Manhattan’s Riverside Drive.

Director Graham Miller   is looking for three women and three men. LLT welcomes and encourages everyone interested in acting, new or experienced, to attend auditions. For scripts and info, contact the director 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..

Show dates are Friday, Saturday and Sunday, August 19, 20, 21 2022. (All at 4 p.m.)

Kid stuff

“Animal Acordeón” is an illustration workshop for children at the Galeria Monica Cardenas in San Antonio Tlayacapan, Saturday, July 16, 10:30 a.m. Cotton paper, watercolors and brushes are included in the 150-peso fee. Information: 333-178-3672, 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..

CCA Guitar recital

Esteban Peña and Israel Olea give the first in a series of concerts to be scheduled in conjunction with the  anniversary of the Centro Cultural Ajijic, Sunday, July 17, 5 p.m. Admission is a voluntary donation.

ASA social events

• Ajijic Society of the Arts (ASA) invites you to join them for  their third Thursday social. It takes place at La Bodega restaurant on July 21 from 4-6 p.m.

This is purely a social gathering with no agenda or itinerary. Artist members, patron members and friends of the arts will hang out and get acquainted. No need to RSVP, just arrive and introduce yourself to the other members. It is a fun group and La Bodega usually has live music starting at 5:30 or 6 p.m.

• ASA is hosting a summer potluck picnic on Saturday, July 23, noon to 3 p.m. The society is instituting a quarterly new member event and will combine it with the picnic for this month. Artist members, patron members, anyone considering joining ASA and especially new members are welcome to attend and bring a dish to pass. ASA will provide grilled chicken sandwiches and non-alcoholic beverages. Attendees are asked to bring anything else they would like to drink.

The event is held at Jardin Casa Vieja at Carretera Poniente 218 (just west of Yves and the location of the recent Corazón Artesano festival). Please RSVP with the potluck item you will be bringing to Jacqueline Collin 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.. 

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