Come channel your inner Julie Andrews or Gretl or Rolf and join us for the sing-a-long showing of The Sound of Music at BRAVO! Theatre this weekend!
LLT main stage
Dave Mcintosh directs Brian Fuqua and Wayne Waterman in “Red,” a play by John Logan opening at the Lakeside Little Theatre October 20 and running through October 29.
Winner of six Tony Awards, “Red” is a compelling bio-drama of one of the most influential artists of the 20th Century—the abstract American expressionist, Mark Rothko. The play takes you inside Rothko’s studio where as he works on a series of murals for a prestigious restaurant, he faces a challenge from his young assistant, who questions his artistic choices and motives.
This is a fascinating, compelling study of a man who has become arrogant in his success and has discovered, from a most unlikely source, that he has grown much further from himself than he realized. This brilliant play is the story of Rothko’s struggle back, of the contest between the vitality and energy of Red and the annihilation of Black.
A night of jazz and musical improvisation is on at La Cochera Cultural, Sunday, October 22, 6 p.m. The band consists of Eleazar Soto on sax, Cienfuegos band member Paco Perez-Rul on guitar, Remi Barrios on drums and Gilberto Rios on bass. These four extraordinary musicians—performing together for the first time—will immerse you in a musical journey that spans various styles of jazz, from classical to new horizons, as they explore new musical territories in their original compositions. Notes and melodies will intertwine in an improvised dance, merging elements of swing, bebop, and contemporary jazz.
With the rhythm and depth of Ríos on bass, you will witness the virtuosity of Pérez-Rul on guitar, who will explore different textures and nuances in every note. Barrios will set the pulse with his drumming skills, creating a captivating rhythmic environment. And finally, Soto breathes life into the saxophone through his emotional and skillful solos.
The Neill James Artist Legacy presents an expo-art auction to benefit the restoration of the Capilla del Rosario in Ajijic, Sunday, October 29, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on the plaza. The parish group “Sumando Voluntades” bill offer typical Mexican food at the event.
• Son de Jazz, a night of jazz and mariachi, is a free concert offered at the Centro para la Cultura y las Artes de la Ribera, Friday, October 13, 7 p.m. Tickets at the box office.
• The Rondalla de Chapala, the Rondalla Femenil de Chapala and the Rondalla Generaciones will perform at the Centro Cultural Antigua Presidencia in Chapala, Saturday, October 14, 6 p.m. Tickets, 200 pesos, are available at the venue. Corner of Hidalgo and Madero; open 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
• Tapatio singer Jaramar Soto performs Saturday, October 21, 7 p.m. at the Centro Para la Cultura y las Artes de la Ribera. Tickets, 100 pesos presale and 150 pesos at the door, are available at the box office.
• Kate Unger will perform classic jazz at Casa Domenech Saturday, October 21, 6 p.m. Tickets, 250 pesos or 550 pesos including an all-you-can-eat-Mexican fusion gourmet buffet, are available at the restaurant at Zaragoza 109 in West Ajijic.
• Saxophonist Marcos Diaz plays with Ronald Rivero, Juan Castañon, Freddy Adrian and Alex Medeles at Huerto Café, Saturday, October 21, 1:30 p.m. Tickets, 150 pesos, available at 376-108-0843.
• Region Rock, an acoustic rock band, plays at Chatterley’s Sunday, October 15, 6 p.m. Enjoy 2x1 happy hour on beer, mimosas and margaritas. Zaragoza 307B, Chapala.
• The Original Tall Boys play at Pancho’s Deli Market in West Ajijic in the upstairs bar, Monday, October 16, 5:30 p.m.
• Soprano Estefania Aviles and mezzo-soprano Vanessa Jara join with pianist Rodrigo Leal and violinist Esmiralda Mironova for an Opera Gala at the Centro para la Cultura y las Artes de la Ribera, November 25, 6 p.m. Advanced purchased tickets are 220 pesos at the box office Wednesday and Thursday, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 4 to 7 p.m.
The Centro Cultural Ajijic is sponsoring its second painting contest, “Dia de Muertos: Devotion, Tradition and Symbolism.” Both nationals and expats can participate with up to three framed artworks not previously exhibited in a free technique and size with a Day of the Dead theme, ready to hang. A 200-peso fee per painting is charged and the deadline to deliver the artwork to the CCA office at Jardin Norte 6 next to the plaza is October 26. Exhibition of the art will be from October 28 to November 15. Prizes are 3,000 pesos for first place, 2,000 pesos for second place and 1,000 pesos for third place. An awards ceremony will take place Saturday, October 28, 5 p.m. at the CCA.