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.
Ajijic 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.
A 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!
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.
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.
Renowned 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.
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.