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Ribera Arts Review - October 29, 2022

Bare Stage Theatre

Bare Stage Theatre presents “The Garage Sale,” Friday to Sunday, October 28 to 30, 4 p.m.

Roseann Wilshere directs Hayao Alejandro Ashida, Sharon Jarvis, Frank Lynch, Robbin Moore, Roxanne Rosenblatt, Maxanne Swanson, John Ward and Tony Wilshere in this hilarious slice-of-life comedy from David King, which takes place on a suburban street in Vancouver.

Tickets are 200 pesos. Reservations 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 Theatre is at Carretera 261 in Riberas del Pilar.

Double jazz band concert

La Cochera Cultural presents the Jazz and Improvised Music Residency concert, Friday, October 28, 5 p.m. This double concert features the Chocolate Smoke Gang and lakeside jazz quartet Trialago. The Chocolate Smoke Gang comprises Carlos Maldonado on double bass, Remi Alvarez on tenor saxophone, Santiago Von on alto saxophone and Gabriel Puentes on drums. Trialago consists of Sofia Ramirez on piano, Miguel Soto on drums, Gilberto Rios on double bass and Eleazar “Chuco” Soto on tenor saxophone. A cash bar, special tacos and Helados Bok ice cream will be on sale.

Tickets, 350 pesos, are available at Mia’s Boutique and La Cochera Cultural, Javier Mina 49, Ajijic. RSVP 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..

Art and crafts

Corazón Artesano has scheduled its next craft show and creativity festival for Saturday and Sunday, October 29 and 30, at Ajijic’s Jardín Casa Vieja, located along the service road to the east of Calle Rio Bravo between Yves Restaurant and Blue Rose Bistro. @Xepacali Ropa Etnica Artesanal will be part of the festival. Come to get the best pieces of art, jewelry, and taste unique food! Meet the creators and local producers in this pet friendly festival of creativity.

Gates are open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., with free access.

Oil painting class

Laura Villanueva will hold a master class, “Pintura alla prima” (Italian for “paint your first impression”), Saturday, October 29, at the Casa del Sol Inn in Ajijic. The focus is to rapidly paint with oils, wet over wet, with the painting always fresh and spontaneous. The idea is to synthesize form and color without worrying too much about the drawing, detail or the time to dry the layers that traditional oil paintings take.


Opera at CCA

Sunday, October 30, 5 p.m., tenor Ezequiel Ojeda will sing opera pieces at the Centro Cultural Ajijic. Tickets, 150 pesos, are available at the center.


Lakeside Little Theater’s production of “Twelfth Night” will run from November 4 to 13. David McIntosh directs David Ellison, Kimberly Levi, Mark Donaldson, Linda Gorman, Rebecca Byber, Mark Heaton, Greg Clarke, Marsha Heaton, Maloy Murdock, Jeff Kingsbury, Stan Rawson, Donna Burroughs, Gary Hassis and Harold Watts. Both Saturday and Sunday shows are 4 p.m. matinees. Weekday performances are at 7:30 p.m. Tickets, 350 pesos, are available at lakesidelittletheatre.com or at the box office, Wednesday and Thursday 10 a.m. to noon or one hour before curtain.

Benefit concert

Centro Educativo Jaltepec,  Mexico’s only technical university in hotel and hospitality management, is holding a concert to benefit their students Wednesday, November 9, in the gran salon of their campus, located on the hillside in Jaltepec, in the municipality of Jocotepec.

A no-host bar will open at 4:30 p.m. and complimentary hors d’oeuvres and a glass of wine will be served.

Jalisco Philharmonic Orchestra violinist Diego Rojas and pianist Timothy G.R. Welch will perform at 5:15 p.m.

Tickets are 750 pesos. RSVP before November 2 to Linda Buckthorp, email 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..

Auditions at Bare Stage

Bare Stage Theatre holds auditions for its December production of “Christmas at Pemberely,” by Lauren Gunderson, Wednesday, November 16, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Director Lynn Phelan is looking for five women and three men. Show dates are December 29, 30 and 31.

Auditions will be held at Bare Stage Theatre, Hidalgo 261 in Riberas del Pilar.

Arts Fall Art Show

Winners at the Ajijic Society of the Arts Fall Art Show held at the Centro Cultural Ajijic October 21 to 27 are: 1st Place: Tom Dailey, “Music and Emotion Emerging,” photograph; 2nd Place: Larry Orinovsky, “Midnight Mum,” photograph;  3rd place: Lorri Dobko, “Dance Myself Free” Fiber Art; Honorable Mention: Juan Antonio Pérez Ayala, “Soñé que Despertaba” (“I Dreamt I Woke Up”) mixed techniques; People’s Choice: Marcia Lavender, “Budding Life,” alcohol ink. The theme of the show was Emergence. About 120 people showed up for the opening night and enjoyed music by Jeffree White and sangria while they met the artists. Three pieces have sold as of press time.

Feria Maestros del Arte

The Feria Maestros del Arte will offer a variety of music and dance on its stage from the moment it opens at 9:30 a.m.  until it closes at 5:30 p.m., Friday to Sunday, November 11 to 13 at the Club de Yates in Chapala. The 80-peso entrance fee is probably the least expensive entertainment option at Lakeside that weekend. On Friday enjoy performances by Mariachi Nuevo Chapala, the Paul Lopez Trio, a ballet folklorico troupe, the Willy Savala Trio and the dance of the Tastoanes of Tonala.

Saturday begins with the Ajijic Trio, Ray Domenech, Mariachi Feminil, the dance of the Tastoanes of Tonala, MexiLatin, Mariachi Feminil, and the Nugget Jazz Trio. Wrapping things up Sunday are the Redes y Canto de Chapala, a ballet folklorico troupe and the Ajijic Trio.

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