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Ribera Arts Review - July 16, 2022

Schubert

The festival del Lago and the Northern Lights Music Festival present Schubert’s iconic “Trout” quintet written for violin, viola, cello piano and double bass, Saturday, July 16, at Nicolas Bravo 35, Ajijic. The concerts are at 2 and 6 p.m.

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Featured musicians are festival artistic director and violinist Christopher Wilshere and Jalisco Philharmonic Orchestra members David Toth, Carlos Gutierez, Christopher Ibarra and Oscar Luque.

The concert lasts one hour and includes a glass of wine and light hors d’oeuvres at the pre-concert mingle. All proceeds benefit young Mexican musicians attending the Festival del Lago academy. Tickets are 500 pesos. Reservations: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Ajijic Readers Theatre

The next production of Lakeside Little Theatre’s Ajijic Readers Theatre, “Four Dogs And A Bone” by John Patrick Shanley, runs  Friday, Saturday and Sunday, July 15, 16 and 17, all at 4 p.m. 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, the play 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

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

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.

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Piano concert

Emilio Galindo performs “Musica a traves del tiempo” (Music through the ages), with pieces from the Baroque to the current era, at the Centro Cultural González Gallo Sunday, July 17, 12:30 p.m. The concert is free.

JPO concert trip to GDL

Lake Chapala Society members and friends are invited to attend a rehearsal of the Orquesta Filarmonica de Jalisco (OFJ), Thursday, July 21, 9:30 a.m. in the Teatro Degollado in Guadalajara. The concert program, “Prelude to Act 3 of Lohengrin” and “The Wesendonock Songs,” both by Richard Wagner, and “Symphony No. 3” by Anton Bruckner, will be conducted by Jose Luis Castillo featuring soprano Lorena Flores.

A bus will leave at 7:45 a.m. from the sculpture in La Floresta. After the rehearsal, lunch will be enjoyed at Karnes Garabaldi in the Santa Tere neighborhood. The cost for the bus is 550 pesos for LCS members and 715 pesos for non-members. There is no cost for the concert rehearsal. Lunch is not included in the price. Tickets are available at the LCS office or the LCS website.

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• Ajijic Society of the Arts (ASA) holds its third Thursday social July 21, 4 to 6 p.m. at La Bodega. This is a social gathering with no agenda or itinerary, where artist members, patron members and friends of the arts will hang out and get acquainted. No need to RSVP.

• ASA hosts a summer potluck picnic Saturday, July 23, noon to 3 p.m., 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..

Classical concert

The Vivaldi Choir and Orchestra presents a classical music concert Saturday, July 23, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at La Estacion Pizza and Bakery in Riberas del Pilar. Cover is 500 pesos. Reservations: 332-623-9841, 376-688-1359.

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LLT special event

Concerts at the Lake presents “My Way” with Nacho Granados in a benefit for Lakeside Little Theatre, Sunday, July 24, with shows at 3 and 6 p.m.

Granados was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and recently performed in Puerta Vallarta.

“Nacho Granados absolutely astonished his audience with his masterful delivery of songs made famous by some of music’s greatest performers.” — La Bandera

Socialize at the Angel Terrace Bar, open starting one hour before show time. Following the performance, meet Granados on the Terrace. Tickets, 400 pesos, are available at lakesidelittletheatre.com or at the LLT box office July 15, 16 and 17, 3 to 4 p.m. or on the day of the performance, one hour before curtain.

International Jazz

Cochera Cultural has sold out the Gerry Lopez jazz concert scheduled at 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, July 31, and has added another performance at 5 p.m.

Lopez is touring the U.S., Mexico and Costa Rica with Shaun Mahoney on guitar, David Rodriguez on bass and Reynier Lomota on drums.

This acclaimed Mexican saxophonist lives in Switzerland and has performed all over the world in the last decade.  Lopez is also the founder and former artistic director of the National Jazz Orchestra of Mexico.

Reservations are limited to 50 people (under a covered terrace) and available 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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