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Ribera Arts Review - September 09, 2023

Jocotepec events

• The Casa de la Cultura will inaugurate an exhibition of paintings and sculptures by the artist Chile de Joco, Friday, September 8, 7 p.m. at the Casa de la Cultura.

• Los Atomos will give a concert Sunday, September 10, 8 p.m. in the main plaza

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• Theatre company Teatro Fosil will present “Ciclo cuentos de la laguna” in the main plaza, 7 p.m.

• A lucha libre spectacle will be held in the main plaza, Tuesday, September 12, 6 p.m.

• The Chamber Orchestra of Zapopan will hold a free concert in the Parroquia del Señor del Monte, Wednesday, September 13, 7 p.m.

CCA Mexican Night

Tenor Ezequiel Ojeda and pianist Rafael Bucio share their interpretation of a selection of Mexican songs that will turn Centro Cultural Ajijic’s Mexican Night (Saturday, September 9, 5 p.m.) into something very special. Hear them perform “Regalame Esta Noche,” “Noche de Ronda,” “Besame Mucho,” “Mexico Lindo,” “Cielito Lindo” and a dozen more romantic Mexican tunes. Tickets, 150 pesos, are available at the CCA’s office. 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.. Whatsapp: 331-719-3331.  A cash bar opens at 4:30 p.m.

Dance and mariachi

La Barca ballet folkloric dance company Yolhua-Axcan and Mariachi Nuevo La Barca perform a homage to Jalisco’s 200 years, Saturday, September 9, 7 p.m. at the Centro Para La Cultura y las Artes de la Ribera. Tickets are 100 pesos at the door or at voyalteatro.com.

Ballet folklorico

The Ballet Folclorio of the Universidad de Guadalajara performs Saturdays 6 p.m. and Sundays, noon, September 9, 10, 24, 30 and October 1, at Conjunto Santander de Artes Esenicas in Zapopan, just off the Periferico. Tickets at the box office and at conjuntosantander.c°om.

Divas

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Well-known Panamanian singer Diana Villamonte performs “Soul Divas” at the Lake Chapala Society, Sunday, September 17, 5:30 p.m. Tickets, 350 pesos general, 500 pesos VIP, are available at lakechapalasociety.com.

Flamenco

Tablao Flamenco is the most intimate and spontaneous form of Flamenco. Two highly trained dancers, Sofia Arce and Rodrigo Robles, perform together for the first time at La Cochera Cultural, Sunday, September 17, 6:30 p.m.

Since childhood they started with ballet, Spanish classical and flamenco. With these diverse dance languages, they have continued to develop and perfect their technique. In this way they have also built their own style, their personal way of dancing. 
The duo will be accompanied by Fernando Martinez on flamenco guitar, Santiago Maiterra on vocals and Emilia Galvez on cajon.

Tickets, 350 pesos, can be reserved 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..

Lakeside Jazz

Huerto Café in Riberas del Pilar will hold a John Coltrane anniversary concert Sunday, September 23, 1:30 p.m. Musicians include Diego Franco on sax, Marc Fabricatore on piano, Juan Castañon on guitar, Freddy Adrian on bass and Giovanni Figueroa on drums. Tickets are 150 pesos. Reserva tions: 376-108-0843.

One man show

“The Shrink,” a drama/comedy about a psychiatrist who needs a psychiatrist, plays Saturday, September 23, 5 p.m. at the Centro para La Cultura y Las Artes. This one-man, seven-role, one-act show is a benefit for Mama Cleo’s Boys Home. Tickets, 300 pesos, are available at the door or at the theater, Wednesdays and Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. or 4 to 7 p.m.

Concerts in the Park

pg17cThe Jersey Boys, starring Marc Lopez, perform “Who Loves Ya Baby?,” “Sweet Caroline,” “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” and more, Tuesday, October 10, with shows at 2:30 and 5:30 p.m. at the Lake Chapala Society. Tickets, 350 general seating and 500 pesos VIP table seating, are available at the LCS office Monday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. or at lakechapalasociety.com

Exhibits

• The 12th edition of Foto Ajijic Septiembre 2023 continues at the Centro Cultural Ajijic through September 28, 5 p.m. Meet local photographers and see their art. 23 local photographers will be showcased.

• “San Antonio Tlayacapan un trocito de Mexico,” an exhibition of paintings by Victoria Corona Vega, is up at the Centro Cultural Antigua Presidencia in Chapala.

• The Ajijic Museo de Arte (AMA) continues with an exhibit of new paintings either on loan or acquired for the permanent collection.

The museum is also temporarily exhibiting works by several local artists, including  Isidro Xilonxochitl, Maloy Otis Murdock, and Elaines Frenett. AMA is located on the west end of the village at Calle Privada Flores Magon 3, between Calles Zaragoza and Ocampo. Open daily except Mondays.

The entry fee is 40 pesos.

Romantic Festival

pg17dThree local romantic instrumental and singing sensations, the Rondalla de Chapala, the Rondalla Femenil de Chapala and the Rondalla Generaciones, will perform at a romantic festival of music at the Auditorium of the Centro Cultural Antigua Presidencia in Chapala, Saturday, October 14, 6 p.m. Tickets, 200 pesos, are available at the venue. These concerts are always a sellout, so get your tickets early. Corner of Hidalgo and Madero; open 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Art in the Garden

The Lake Chapala Society’s popular art shows are returning this fall.

The first will be a massive two-day show on Friday and Saturday, October 13 and 14 (10 a.m. to 3 p.m.). There will not be a November show due to previous bookings at LCS.

LLT 59th season

Lakeside Little Theatre has season tickets on sale to see five plays in the 2023-2024 main stage theatre season.

• October 20-29, “Red” by Jon Logan, directed by Dave McIntosh.

• December 8-17, “The Little Dog Laughed” by Douglas Carter Beane, directed by Randy Warren.

• January 26 to February 6, “Jesus Christ Superstar,” with music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Tim Rice, directed by Ann Swiston and Dave McIntosh; with Gary Wayne Young as music director and Roy Haynes as choreographer.

• March 1 to 10, Monnie King and Peter King will direct “The Price” by Arthur Miller.

• April 5 to 14, Moliere’s “Tartuffe,” translated by Christopher Hampton, and directed by Lynn Phelan.

Evening shows are at 7:30 p.m. and matinees at 4 p.m. Season tickets are 1,600 pesos with a credit card at lakesidelittletheatre.com. Email: lakesidelittletheatre.com.

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