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Ribera Arts Review - December 10, 2022

Lakeside Little Theatre

Celebrate the season with “It’s a Wonderful Life,” a holiday favorite as you’ve never seen— or heard!—it before, December 16 to 18, Friday, 7:30 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday, 4 p.m.

pg17aThe timeless tale of George Bailey is given a clever twist when staged as a live, 1940’s radio broadcast. Greg Custer, Florette Schnelle, Graham Miller, Barbara Pruitt, Jeff Kingsbury and David Dennis give voice to all of Bedford Falls’ memorable residents, accompanied by sound effects created live onstage and more sound effects crated by J.E. Jack. Rosann Balbontin directs the show, which is adapted for the stage by Joe Landry. Relive this timeless tale of a likeable fellow down on his luck and ready to end it all—until an Angel Second Class shows him life’s true value.

Tickets, 250 pesos, are available at lakesidelittletheatre.com or at the box office one hour before the show.

ASA updates

• The ASA Art Market takes place Saturday, December 10, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Garden of Dreams Boutique Hotel (Calle Constitución 105) in Ajijic. 55 of our member artists will show and sell their work. Enjoy live music, delicious food, beverages in a beautiful garden setting. This will be ASA’s fifth month at this location. Stop by and support your local art community.

• ASA hosts a Third Thursday social every month. This month ASA members gather Thursday, December 15, 4 to 6 p.m. at La Bodega ( 16 de Septiembre 124). It is an opportunity to get acquainted, meet new members, talk about art and just have fun.  No agenda, no business. Just hoping to get to know you.

Ajijic Museo De Arte.

The Ajijic Museo del Arte is having a gala event Sunday, December 11, with a cocktail welcoming at 3 p.m. Maestro Israel Zepeda will open his new exhibition of paintings, “IntencionES”; the Urban Sketchers Ajijic present a new exhibition in memory of Peter Shandera; and Judy King presents her collection honoring the Virgin de Guadalupe.

Joco dance

The Estudio Ballet Olimia in coordination with the Jocotepec cultural department will present a free production of Cascanueces (The Nutcracker), Sunday, December 11, 7 p.m. on the main plaza.

Keep them singing!

pg17cSip, Sing and Savor is a fundraiser for the Music School of San Juan Cosala (SJC). The event is at Simply Joyful in Ajijic, Friday, December 16, with a “Sipping” cocktail hour at 5 p.m., “Singing” of holiday music by the children of SJC at 6 p.m. and “Savoring” a dinner of beef or chicken stroganoff at 6:30 p.m. The cost is 400 pesos per person (drinks and gratuity not included). To reserve go to Simply Joyful’s Facebook page, look for the posting for this event and send a message or 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..

Concerts in the Park

Victor Do Espirito presents two tribute to Bruno Mars concerts, Sunday, December 18, 2:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. at the Lake Chapala Society. Based on popular demand, from people who have seen this sell out show in Vallarta, LCS is excited to welcome to Concerts in the Park Victor Do Espirito with his high energy tribute to Bruno Mars. With his close resemblance and great voice, Victor will perform some of the most popular Bruno Mars songs such as “When I Was Your Man,” “Uptown Funk,” “Treasure,” “Just The Way You Are,” and many more crowd favorites.

This is a great feel good celebration of Bruno Mars that will have you out of your seats, dancing and shaking your booty. Tickets, 350 pesos general and 500 pesos VIP, are available at the LCS website or in the office.

Bravo Christmas concert

Anton Belov, Baritone and his new wife soprano Megan Joy Belov, are joined by Timothy G. Ruff Welch in two Christmas concerts of holiday standards in jazz arrangements. A selection of Ukrainian pieces that Anton has been performing in support of Ukraine will also be presented. The concerts are Sunday, December 18 and Wednesday, December 21, both at 4 p.m. at BRAVO! Theatre. Tickets, 400 pesos are available 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..

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