The Lake Chapala Society hosts a Blues Fest featuring Blue Jay Slim, the Blues Machine and the Dirty Black Beans Saturday, November 19, 2:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Slim is a member of the Blues Hall of Fame and a favorite with Lakeside fans. Food is by La Paceña. Tickets, 400 pesos general, 350 pesos LCS members, available at LCS.
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.
Theatre on screen at LLT
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.
Bare Stage Theatre show
Anne, an aging thespian and English teacher, now in her mid-eighties and recently widowed, is determined to maintain her independence and stay in the house she shared with Poppy. Her daughter Katherine arrives with groceries and a determination to help, organize, be sensible, and plan for the future, only to find her less-than-reliable brother has been there before her. With a wry sense of humor, “Assisted Living,” by David Laing Dawson explores a few of the issues of family and aging that face us all.
“Assisted Living” is dramatic comedy at its best and promises to touch your heartstrings at the very least and raise your ire when betrayal is exposed.
Bare Stage Theatre is at Carretera 261 on the mountain side in Riberas del Pilar across from the Catholic Church. Door and Bar open at 3 p.m. Seats are held till 3:50 p.m. Auditorium curtains will be open for air flow.
Gliding on air
A ballroom dance performance, including Viennese Waltz, foxtrot, salsa, chacha cha and more, will be presented by professional dancer, choreographer and teacher Alex Ortiz and his students from Ocotlan and Ajijic at Manix Restaurant, Friday, November 25, 6 p.m. The gourmet dinner and show will be followed by dancing for all. Tickets, 600 pesos, are available Tuesdays and Thursdays from noon to 4:30 p.m. in the Auditorium of the Ajijic Cultural Center.
Concerts in the Park
• The Lake Chapala Society is holding two different shows Thursday, December 1.
• The 2:30 p.m. show is “British Invasion” with Max Prado, Nacho Granados and Chris Lopez singing your favorite British hits from the Beatles, David Bowie, and many more.
• The 5:30 p.m. show is A World AIDS benefit for the Ajijic Cares Foundation, titled “Songs of Our Lives,” featuring ten performers combining song, monologue, dance and video.
Reflect, remember and learn as you enjoy tunes from Broadway, theater and movies, including, Rent, Les Miserables, Sondheim, Freddie Mercury, Elton John, Annie Lennox, Angels in America, And the Band Played On and more.
Tickets, 350 pesos for general and VIP seating for 500 pesos, are available at LCS.
• La Bella Vida holds its 14th annual Fiesta de Navidad, Friday and Saturday, December 2 and 3, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Come enjoy the artists, music refreshments and shop for holiday gifts and decorations. Constitución 6, Ajijic.
• LCS Fund Raising Events will hold a Christmas Fair, Friday and Saturday, December 2 and 3, noon to 5 p.m. Up to 70 vendors will display their festive gifts, decorations and artwork. The LCS children’s art program will again sell their inspiring Xmas Cards. A food court will offer potato pancakes and German brats. Entrance is 50 pesos, children under 12 are free.
December 4, “Romanza,” a concert by world-renowned vocalist Enrique de Allende, is a tribute to the music of Andrea Bocelli and Michael Bublé.
“The interpretations of Enrique bristle your skin. It is an experience that penetrates your ears and connects you with universal contemporary music, with a romantic, classical style, but with a youthful touch. It’s the new Julio Iglesias, with a sweet and powerful voice,” says music producer David Foster.
This concert is a benefit for Lakeside Little Theatre held at the McIntosh Auditorium at LLT. Performances are at 2:30 and 5:30 p.m. Tickets, 400 pesos, are available at LLT’s website and Box office one hour before curtain time.
Los Cantantes del Lago’s final concert will be a Christmas “barn burner”! Razzle Dazzle Ring-a-Lingle will start your holiday season off with a bang. It will also be the local choir’s farewell concert, so make sure to get your tickets early to have fun and say good-bye! Concerts are Tuesday, December 6 and Sunday, December 11 at 4 p.m. and Wednesday, December 7, 7 p.m. at BRAVO! Theatre. Tickets, 350 pesos, are available from www.loscantantesdellago.com or every Tuesday and Thursday, 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. at BRAVO!
Auditions at Bare Stage
Bare Stage is a reader’s theater. Acting and good pronunciation are required but no memorization. Auditions will be held at Bare Stage Theatre, Hidalgo 261 in Riberas del Pilar.
La Casita Cantarina holds a weekly Ajijic Ukulele Sing combining ukes, bass, singer, guitar, banjo, autoharp, cajon and more, every Wednesday, 2 to 4 p.m. Bring your uke or other instrument to play or just come to sing along. Guadalupe Victoria 27. Free. Everyone welcome.