Art in the plaza
Centro Laguna will hold a presentation of music, art, gourmet food, woven items, crafts, paper crafts, including Christmas cards, Saturday, September 3, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The Jalisco Society of Watercolorists will present a collective exhibition at the Centro Cultural Ajijic, opening Saturday, September 3, 4 p.m. Exhibiting will be Beatriz Larlos Salas, Alicia Cendejas Guzmán, Luis Arturo Romero Gutiérrez, Tomás Herón Espinosa Avilés, Miguel Nuñez Flores, Emilio Galindo Rodriguez, Luis Eduardo González, Jesus Monroy Padilla Efrén González Hernández, Emilio Galindo Daudun, Jorge Monroy Padilla, Rafael Barragán Maldonado and Valería Sabad Cueto Calvi.
Time to grab your uke (or whatever) and come play with the Ajijic Ukulele Sing every Wednesday, 2 to 4 p.m. at Casita Cantarina, Guadalupe Victoria 27 near the Zocalo. Plenty of chairs and an open, breezy setting. The group is refining their playlists and would particularly like ideas for Mexican songs.
The group is continuing to polish our arrangements to keep the chords on the basic chords list whenever possible. There will extra copies of the Sirius Song Sheet Simplification Scheme available at the event.
Son del Lago, a group of Lakeside musicians, presents a concert of son jarocho and traditional Mexican music, as well as their own compositions, Sunday, September 4, 12:30 p.m. at the Centro Cultural Gonzalez Gallo.
Over the top shows
LCS Concerts in the Park is hosting entertainers who have graced the stage before.
Diana Villamonte, Queen of the entertainment scene in Puerto Vallarta, presents “Soul Divas” Sunday, September 11, with shows at 3 and 6 p.m. Villamonte will celebrate the music of the most famous female soul music legends of all time: Aretha Franklin, Etta James, Nina Simone, Barbra Streisand, Whitney Houston, Diana Ross, Gloria Gaynor, Tina Turner, Donna Summer and many more!
“I recently enjoyed a show about Donna Summer while in New England, and all through that show (bound for Broadway), I could not stop thinking about Diana Villamonte - she would be perfect for that show, but see her here in Ajijic before she shoots for the stars,” says Steve Balfour.
Sunday, September 18, Roy Gomez presents a tribute to Freddie Mercury, and in the same show Daniel Celis sings Elton John numbers, with shows at 3 and 6 p.m. A strong attribute of this duo is the use of live vocals, as well as their ability to become the performer and their compassion for what they do.
They will each sing their favorites from both legends and collaborate on some amazing duets. This will be the first time this show has played, as the duo prepares for future collaborations in PV and across Mexico.
Tickets for both shows: VIP seating, 500 pesos; general seating, 350 pesos, available on the LCS website or at the LCS office.
Deborah Kruger art talks
Centro Cultural González Gallo (CCGG) invites you to a serries of three free artist talks by Deborah Kruger each Saturday, 12:30 p.m., beginning September 3. Each talk will cover a different aspect of her artwork. The first talk will focus on her art practice, art philosophy and specific techniques.
Kruger’s AVIANTO, exhibit up at the CCGG addresses pressing concerns about declining Mexican bird populations and the loss of indigenous languages across the country. Between the pieces you will be able to appreciate Fragmentation, a three-section mural-sized piece based on the map of San Luis Potosi, a state where rainforest clear-cutting is threatening many bird species and ancient indigenous cultures. The feathers are made from plastic recycled bags screen printed with images of endangered birds and overprinted with text in endangered Mayan languages like Yakme, Cho’lol and Tzotsil.
This exhibit will run through September 30. It will then travel around Jalisco, landing in three other museums, the final location being the Government Palace in Guadalajara. CCGG is open Tuesday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sundays, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.