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Ribera Arts Review - May 20, 2023

Musical spectacular

Various musicians will be performing at a free concert at the Foro de La Vela at the west end of the Chapala Malecon, Saturday, May 20, beginning 2 p.m.

Invited artists are: Angela Torres, Armando Godinez “BF”, Chio Mercado, La Bikina, Tello el Locutor, Paloma Ortega and Osvaldo Cedillo.

Concerts in the Park

Five-piece band Monico plays music to dance to, Sunday, May 21, 6 p.m. at the Lake Chapala Society. Tickets are available at LCS office, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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Bare Stage audition

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Calling all actors for Bare Stage Theatre’s August production, “Chapter Two by Neil Simon,” based on the playwright’s own life experiences. Director Sharen Jarvis is looking for two men and two women to play ages 40-60: George, a recently widowed novelist, Jennie, a level-headed actress, Leo, George’s garrulous but loving younger brother and Faye, Jennie’s utterly clueless but enchanting friend.

Show dates are August 25, 26 and 27. Auditions to be held at Bare Stage Theatre May 24, 11 a.m. To register, contact Sharon 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.. Sides will be provided at the theater. Come at least 15 minutes early to fill out paperwork. Digital version of script and sides available upon request. The theater is located at 261 on the mountain side of the Carretera in Riberas del Pilar across from the Catholic Church.

Summer Sound Fest

Sunday, May 28, from noon on, the Ajijic Malecon will host local bands, including Babas Tutsipop, Mary’s Island, Mardel, Alemeda, Johnny Guzman, La Sopa, Traffic Tulish, Alba Duo and more.

Bare Stage Theatre is Dark the Month of May

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Every year Bare Stage theatre goes dark in May. Why? Well, the answer is that it can get pretty hot on that outdoor patio and the audience and volunteer staff deserve a rest. Otherwise, on the last full weekend of every month, actors stage a rehearsed and dramatized reading of a play, from comedies to dramas and classics. There are no costumes, props or set, just great acting and directing. Our plays, although read in the true spirit of the genre, will usually cause our audience to forget this fact as they get caught up in the performances and their own imaginations.

Upcoming shows for the summer season are very exciting, starting with “Exit Laughing,” June 23, 24 and 25, a comedy by Paul Elliott. As its name suggests, you will exit laughing and continue long after the curtain call. The show is directed by Roxanne Rosenblatt.

July 28 to 30, Bare Stage brings to life the Norm Foster comedy “Here on the Flight Path.” This will be Kathleen Morris’s second turn at directing with Bare Stage. She has a unique comedic edge and Foster is known to all as that crazy Canadian comedian with heart.

The August 25 to 27 production will be “Chapter Two” by the great Neil Simon, directed by Sharon Jarvis. September 22 to 24, Bare Stage offers a special production of “Murder on the Orient Express” by Agatha Christie, directed by Artistic Director Roseann Wilshere.

Tickets are 200 pesos. Bare Stage is located at 261 on the mountain side of the Carretera in Riberas del Pilar across from the Catholic Church.

Please Like, Follow and Share their Facebook Page: facebook.com/barestagetheatre2018.

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Ajijic Society of the Arts

Julia Margaret Brigham’s fabric collage, “Rolling on the River,” is one of the many works by some 20 artists on display at the Ajijic Society of the Arts judged Spring Show on the theme of water at Casa del Sol Inn, Javier Mina 13, Ajijic. An opening reception will be held Friday, May 19, 4 to 6 p.m. ASA members’ acrylics, pastels, textiles, watercolors, photographs, fiber art and more will be judged anonymously and awarded prizes for first, second, third place and People’s Choice. Wine is served (100 pesos for two glasses). One ASA featured artist will be on hand at Casa del Sol Inn’s happy hours (Tuesday to Saturday, 4 to 8 p.m.) and Sunday Brunch (9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.). The show runs through June 4.

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