Friday, June 2, from 5 to 7 p.m., the Garden of Dreams Boutique Hotel (Constitucion 105, Ajijic) hosts the second salon series of Artist Together, where visiting artists, writers and local residents affiliated with 360 Xochi Quetzal present their work and engage with attendees.
This Friday, meet Rosa Leff from Puerto Rico, who creates hand-cut paper art; Diana Leidel from Brooklyn, New York, a painter, writer, installation artist and photographer; and Kristina Ryan Tate from Portland, Oregon, a writer, traveler and photographer.
MarakuJazz, with Emilio Casillas on base, Joel Aguilar on guitar and Emilio Huerta on percussion, gives a free piano concert Sunday, June 4, 12:30 p.m. at the Centro Cultural Gonzalez Gallo in Chapala. Taking jazz as the main theme, this group explores and fuses songs and themes that are part of both the heritage that this music has left us, as well as the most current popular culture, including bolero and funk. They are a band with a more “acoustic” format, since they use percussion instead of drums, thus achieving a very intimate, warm and pleasant sound, with all the flavor and power of jazz.
Short film fest
The digital animation section of the Technologico Superior de Chapala (Tec Chapala high school) invites one and all to a presentation of 3D animated short films, “Look and Dev,” created by eighth semester students. Shows are at the Lake Chapala Society, Monday, June 5, 3 p.m.; Cine+Lago in Plaza Bugambilias, Wednesday, June 7, 4 p.m;. and the Antigua Presidencia Municipal de Chapala, Sala Miguel Miramontes, on the second floor, Thursday, June 8, 5 p.m. Free entry.
Concerts in the Park
Two very different shows are playing at the Lake Chapala Society, Friday, June 9. At 5 p.m., Enrique de Allende will give his Carnegie Hall preview show, singing in English, Spanish and Italian.
At 7 p.m., Boys on Fire International Edition present the sexiest male burlesque show ever. The performers are dancers, singers and acrobats from Argentina, Mexico, Venezuela and Colombia.
Tickets per show, 500 pesos for VIP table seating and 350 pesos for general admission, are available at the LCS office, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Casa del Sol Inn is hosting a flamenco performance/dinner, Friday, June 16. The dancers are Karla Guzman and Rodrigo Robles, while Santiago Maisterra sings, with Fernando Martinez on guitar and Emilia Galvez on cajon. Dinner is served from 5:30 to 7 p.m. and the performance begins at 7. See the menu on Facebook. To reserve seats and purchase tickets, stop by the Inn at Javier Mina 7 in Ajijic. Tel: 376-766-0050.