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Ribera Arts Review - May 04, 2024

Sounds from Syria

Arablab, a band that blends Arabic music with experimental psychedelic sounds and subtle Latin improvisations, performs Saturday, May 4, 6 p.m. at the Centro para la Cultura y las Artes de la Ribera.

Tickets are 200 pesos presale and 250 pesos on the day of the event, available at the box office, via WhatsApp: 331-432-2577 or voyalteatro.com. Cocktail hour begins 5 p.m.

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Art in the Plaza

The monthly Art in the Plaza at Centro Laguna Mall -- behind Black Coffee & across from Walmart -- is Saturday, May 4 from 10-3. Enjoy live music while shopping under shaded tents from over 70 vendors selling gourmet food, art work in all disciplines, textiles, jewelry, photography, skin care and much more.

CREM concert

A concert by the local music school CREM Chorus and Children’s Chorus to benefit the music studio of the Centro de la Cultura y la Artes de la Ribera (CCAR) will be held Saturday, May 11, 7 p.m. at CCAR. Tickets, 200 pesos, are available at the CCAR box office.

Choral music at LLT

• The Mayahuel Women’s Choir will perform “Between the Sacred and the Profane,” an eclectic program of choral song under director Wilmia Verrier Quiñones, Sunday, May 12, 4 p.m.

• The Chamber Choir of the Universidad de Guadalajara Music Department will perform “Habaneras and Polyphonies,” excerpts from their program for a Spanish competition in July of this year, Sunday, May 12, 6:30 p.m.

Tickets for either concert, 250 pesos, are available at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or one hour before the show at the LLT box office.

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Song and dance

A Night at the Opera on Broadway is the theme of two shows to be held at La Estacion Sourdough Pizza and Bakery performance space above Panchos Market in Riberas del Pilar, Saturday, May 11 from 6 to 8 p.m. and Sunday, May 12, 4 to 6 p.m. The show features opera, Broadway and ballet. Singers are Douglas Voet, Victor Valdes and Brian Mathers (also on piano) and musicians Cesar Castro on piano, Gio Real on violin and Kristine Leigh as director. Four ballet performances from the students of Joven Ballet HH will also be included in the show. A portion of the proceeds will go toward this ballet company to help establish free ballet classes to lakeside children. Tickets, 300 pesos, are available at Huerto Café, Mia’s Boutique and La Estacion.

Summer Sounds

A free concert will be held on the Ajijic Malecon, Sunday, May 12, beginning 1 p.m. Performing will be Ave Paradiso, Los Delicados, Sobredosis Power Roots, La Sopa, Mary’s Island, Montnegro, LYXR, Pluma Vieja, Bahia Colores, and DJ Jhonny Guzman.

LLT auditions

The Lakeside Little Theatre is auditioning for three women (soprano, mezzo and alto) and two men (strong tenor and baritone) for “The World Goes Round” (The songs of  John Kander and Fred Ebb) with music. Auditions are Thursday and Friday, May 16 and 17, 1 to 4 p.m. (times by appointment). The show is scheduled for September 27 to October 6. Director is Tim Johnson, For appointments and audition info email 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..

Concerts in the park

“On the Radio,” a show by Nacho Granados and Chris Lopez, features the tunes from the radio that are in our memories, Sunday, May 19, 5:30 p.m. in the Lake Chapala Society gardens as part of Steve Balfour’s Concerts in the Park series. Tickets, 500 pesos VIP table seating and 350 pesos general seating, are available at the LCS offices 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday to Saturday and via lakechapalasociety.com.

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