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Ribera Arts Review - October 24, 2015

Glossy mags needed

Participants in the Children’s Art Program of the Lake Chapala Society (LCS) need glossy magazines to clip images to make collages. 

Readers who have magazines with colorful images can drop them off at the LCS between 10 a.m. and noon at any Saturday class. They can also be left in a bag marked CAP in the LCS office. Those who cannot take magazines to the society can email Erin Blake Knox 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.. Reference “Magazine Request” in the subject line.

The students learned the technique of collage during their annual summer art camp. They decorated three sizes of craft paper bags that were a popular item at the July art camp sale. 

The Saturday art program now has a good supply of white paper wine bags on which the kids will draw, paint or create collage. The completed bags will be sold at upcoming events, with proceeds split between the young artists and the program.

ASA Themed Show

The Ajijic Society of the Arts (ASA) fall themed show opens at the Centro Cultural de Ajijic Saturday, October 24, 5 p.m. The artworks will remain in place at the center through Saturday, November 7. 

ASA members will display and sell additional pieces of their artwork on the Ajijic plaza on Sunday, October 25, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 


Los Cantantes del Lago will hit the stage with their sixth annual Showstoppers concert on Sunday, October 25, 4 p.m. at St. Andrew’s Anglican Church.

The annual concert costs 200 pesos and is a fundraiser to help the local choral group defray their ongoing expenses and stockpile money for their next international concert tour, says Music Director Tim Welch.

Call (33) 1346-1885 for details and tickets. 

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Joven Ballet

The excellent Joven Ballet of Jalisco will give two performances at the Auditorio de la Ribera in La Floresta on Saturday, October 24, 8 p.m. and Sunday, October 25, 1 p.m.  Classic ballet pieces as well as modern choreography will be performed. 

The Ballet Joven is the only fully professional company in Jalisco and sponsored by the state government.  Dancers work full time, with classes six days a week from 9:30 to 11:15 a.m. followed by rehearsals from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.   

Tickets for next weekend’s presentations are 200 pesos for center seats and 140 pesos for side seats, and are available at the auditorium.

Modern Classics

Armus Productions continues their 2015 autumn concert series “Music of the Heart in Ajijic” with a modern classics show featuring the music of Frank Sinatra, Broadway, Thriller, opera and more. The show is on Tuesday, October 27, 7 p.m. at the Auditorio de la Ribera. Tickets are 200 pesos at Diane Pearl Colecciones and the auditorium.

Estudiantina concert

Soprano Martha Lilia Hernandez will be accompanied by the professional estudiantina-style group, La Tuna de los Decanos de la UNAM, at a concert Friday, October 30, 8 p.m. at the Auditorio de la Ribera. The concert is a fundraiser for the 5 Lunas de Maluri Fundacion, a non-profit rehabilitation clinic located in El Chante, Jocotepec. Tickets are 250 pesos and available at the auditorium.

Ballet Folkloric Series

The acclaimed Ballet Folklorico Son de Mexico of San Juan Cosala has slated a series of four November performances at the Auditorio de la Ribera to help the group raise funds to compete in a folk dance competition scheduled later this year in Peru. The group also hopes to qualify for a similar event in Europe in 2017. 

Luis Guzman has been training the award-winning troupe of 22 dancers for ten years. The four performances will include the traditional pre-Hispanic danza de venado (deer dance) and a series of more modern favorites from various regions of Mexico. The dancers will be accompanied by a group of six musicians. 

The first three recitals are on Sundays, November 1, 8 and 15 and begin at noon. The Friday, November 20 performance starts at 6 p.m. General admission tickets are 150 pesos. They are available at the auditorium, Estetica de Yoli, Diane Pearl Colecciones and the Centro Cultural de Ajijic. 

Carmina Burana

Two regional choirs, an internationally acclaimed pianist and three top Mexican soloists will interpret “Carmina Burana” at the Auditorio de la Ribera on Wednesday, November 4, 7 p.m. 

The Coro Libertatem de Guadalajara and the Coro Locundum de Lagos de Moreno will be joined on stage by pianist Marco Rodriguez and soloists Gustavo Allfader, Florencia Nepate and Jorge Jimenez. 

Tickets for the all-star event are on sale at the auditorium and cost 200 pesos in advance and 280 pesos at the door. 

The Beatles Garden Fete

A fundraiser for cancer patients at lakeside and in other villages will feature Garden Fete, a Guadalajara group preforming a tribute to the Beatles at the Auditorio de la Ribera on Friday, November 6, 7 p.m.

Tickets for the center section are 200 pesos with side section seats priced at 150 pesos. They are available at the auditorium. For additional information about the concert or the cause, call (33) 1602-1420.

Paint Out Ajijic

The Lake Chapala Painting Guild is sponsoring the first Paint Out Ajijic on Saturday, November 14. The activity is open to all area artists, whether they are professionals, hobbyists or simply occasional dabblers.

With brushes, paints and paper or canvas in hand, artists can pay the entry fee of 50 pesos during the registration period from 9 to 10 a.m. at the Creperie (the annex of Restaurant Marie Isabel (formerly known as the Old Posada).

The artists can enjoy a fun day painting Ajijic’s historic or natural scenes until 2 p.m. when they return to the Creperie with their work to vie for the People’s Choice Award and an art sale. There will be specials on the Creperie menu and two for one margaritas, beer or wine. Judging will be completed by 3 p.m. After awards presented, a scramble will ensue to purchase the paintings.

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