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Ribera Arts Review - January 21, 2023

Concerts in the Park

Steve Balfour’s Concerts in the Park series is in full season with four upcoming events at the Lake Chapala Society in the next five weeks. All performances are double with shows at 2:30 and 5:30 p.m.

pg17a• Christine Deaver plays the best of Bacharach in her Look of Love concert, Sunday, January 22.

• A tribute to Nina Simone, “Good Night Miss Nina,” by Diego Guerrero and a live band is Sunday, January 29.

• Todd Alsup performs “Freedom: The George Michael experience,” Monday, February 6.

• Debby Holiday presents Queens and Kings of Rock, Sunday, February 26.

Tickets for these shows, 500 pesos for VIP and 350 for general seating, are available at the LCS office or at lakechapalasociety.com.

Fine Artists Guild

The Lake Chapala Fine Artists Guild is holding an inaugural two-day exhibition beginning Friday, January 20, 2 to 6 p.m., with a special “Meet the Artists” event from 4 to 6 p.m. Exhibition hours are Saturday, January 21, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event is being held at a private home in Ajijic: Robina’s Art house, Carretera  128, Ajijic (in La Floresta, west of the new auditorium, on the opposite (north) side of the street. The house has a turquoise wall).

Admission is free, and there’s ample parking. More info at FineArtChapala.com.

pg17bASA art market

ASA will hold its monthly Art Market Saturday, January 21, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Garden of Dreams Boutique Hotel, Constitucion 105 in Ajijic. Meet some 50 plus local artists and artisans, enjoy live music, good food and drink and a beautiful garden setting. Info: ajijicsocietyofthearts.com.

Jazz at Cochera Cultural

The Eleazar Soto Quartet performs at La Cochera Cultural, Sunday, January 22. Eleazar Chuco Soto presents a repertoire of very special songs that reveal stories that invite the audience to immersion, deep listening and enjoyment of the senses. Sharing the stage with Sofía Ramírez on piano and vocals are Archie Salcedo on drums and Juan Manuel Ayala on bass. The evening is really interesting as the artists’ backgrounds are truly impressive, and the repertoire encompasses diverse jazz styles. Doors open 6 p.m. Concert at 6:30 p.m. Contribution: 350 pesos. Javier Mina 49. Reservations: 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..

Exhibit in Riberas

Claudia Nery will exhibit new work at Open Studio, Saturday, January 28, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. San Luis 305, Riberas del Pilar, corner of San Lucas. Special guest is Angel Ross.

Bare Stage Theatre

“Marion Bridge” is Bare Stage Theatre’s next production, with show dates Friday, January 27 to Sunday, January 29.

This is a fascinating version of Daniel MacIvor’s most successful play to date. It is a character-driven drama set in Cape Breton. Three deliciously different adult sisters gather together to await the death of their mother. Agnes “the unconventional one”, has returned from Toronto where she has found more disappointment than success as an actress. Theresa, “the good one,” still lives at home and has found religion to ease her bitterness, while Louise, “the strange one” and the only one of the three not to be named after a saint, lives her life through her favorite TV programs.

pg17cIn this humorous and touching story, the three sisters attempt to sort out their lives and to come to terms with what they wanted to be and what their mother wanted them to be.

Darlene Sherwood is making her directing debut with Bare Stage. Her cast, Linda Gorman, Sharon Jarvis and Gisele Phipps, have each performed with Bare Stage this season. Their dynamic as sisters promises fireworks as they work through old conflicts and reveal family secrets.

Show dates are Friday, to Sunday, January 27 to 29. Curtain at 4 p.m. Tickets are 200 pesos to join in the fun. Reserve at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Bare Stage Theatre is at Carretera 261 on the mountain side, across from the Catholic Church in Riberas del Pilar. Door and Bar open at 3 p.m.; seats are held till 3:50 p.m. Auditorium curtains will be open for air flow. Facebook/barestagetheatre2018.


La Bella Vida is holding art workshops in their garden next month. Friday, February 10, noon to 3 p.m. is Masks with Melody, where you will create two masks. Cost is 500 pesos. Friday and Saturday, February 24 and 25, Ken Gosh will give a watercolor workshop, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The cost is 1,200 pesos. Reserve at 376-766-5131 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..

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