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Ribera Arts Review - November 05, 2022

Mariachi benefit

Efren Gonzalez will hold the gavel at an art auction to benefit the new Mariachi School Pedro Rey in Ajijic, Monday, November 7, 3:30 p.m. on the north side of the Ajiic Plaza. Live mariachi music and tequila.


pg17aAjijic Society of the Arts (ASA) holds its monthly membership meeting Monday, November 7, 10 a.m. at La Huerta Salon de Serna (next to the SmokeHouse) in West Ajijic. Local artists are welcome to join the ASA to learn about upcoming events and activities.

Third Thursday is the monthly social for the society, which meets at La Bodega Restaurant November 17, 4 to 6 p.m. This is a time to get acquainted and meet other artists in a social setting. No agenda or itinerary. Just fun.

The next ASA Art Market is Saturday, November 19 at the Garden of Dreams Boutique Hotel at Calle Constitución 105. The market takes place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and features more than 50 artists.  Stop by for delicious food, drinks and live music in a lovely garden setting. The holidays are approaching, shop local and support Lakeside’s vibrant art scene.


pg17bA photography workshop with cellphone or camera will be held Monday, November 7, 6 to 7:30 p.m. by Antonio Velazco and Monica Cardenas at MC Galley in Riberas del Pilar.

More information: galeriamonicacardenas.com. Cost: 100 pesos. RSVP: 333178-3672.

Fun at BRAVO!

“Moonlight and Magnolias” is about the making of the blockbuster movie “Gone with the Wind,” when David O. Selznick decides to stop production and re-write the screenplay with screenplay “doctor” Ben Hecht, who not only hasn’t read the epic novel, but also has political objections to the themes of the movie. It falls to Selznick and Victor Fleming to “act out” scenes from the iconic best seller to help get this epic job done. Let the comedy begin!

The show stars Ken Yakiwchuk as Selznick, Randy Warren as Hecht, Fred Koesling as Fleming and Linda Freeman as Selznick’s beleaguered secretary. Suki O’Brien directs this talented cast. Performances are November 10 to 13, and 17 to 20; Thursdays and Fridays at 7:30 p.m., Saturdays and Sundays at 4 p.m. Tickets at Mia’s Boutique, It’s Kinda Bazar or 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.


Actors will be seen in small groups to read together on the hour and the half hour.  Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for an appointment and scripts and the sections from which we will be reading.  Directors of future shows will observe this audition. For those interested but not yet in town, there will be auditions again in December. Dates will be advertised.

Bare Stage is a reader’s theater. Acting and good pronunciation is required but no memorization. Auditions will be held at Bare Stage Theatre, Hidalgo 261 in Riberas del Pilar.

If you cannot make it on November 16, the director will consider seeing you at a private time but you will need to make this request ahead of the auditions.


Lakeside Little Theatre offers up a National Theatre Live performance of “Prima Facie,” featuring Jodie Comer, written by Suzie Miller and directed by Justin Martin. The screened showings are on Saturday, November 19 and Sunday, November 20, 4 p.m. Tickets with reserved seating, 300 pesos, from lakesidelittletheatre.com or the box office one hour before the show.

Piano solo

pg17dRenowned pianist and composer Jose Luis Altamirano offers a classical piano concert to benefit the continuing construction of the new facilities at Jaltepec Hotelery and Hospitality University at Lakeside. Altamirano has a professional career spanning 25 years and has played concerts in 55 cities and 15 countries around the world. On four occasions he gave private concerts for the imperial family of Japan. He has recorded four albums.

The concert is Thursday, November 25, 8:30 p.m. at the Panamerican University in Guadalajara. VIP tickets, 2,500 pesos, include an after concert party with Altamirano. Regular tickets are 1,400 pesos. Tickets are available at Multiva Bank in Ajijic. For more information contact Linda Buckthorp at 333-407-8193 or 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..

Winter Opera Gala

The Orquesta y Coro Vivaldi will present a performance of Verdi and Bizet Saturday, November 19, 6 to 8 p.m. at La Estacion in Riberas del Pilar. Tickets are 600 pesos. Reservations: 376-688-1359.

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