Antonio Cabrero will present a concert at the Auditorio de la Ribera, Friday, March 18, 6:30 p.m. Cabrero, who has played many times at lakeside, is director of the San Miguel International Symphony Orchestra.
This concert will consist of colorful piano pieces by Debussey, Ravel, Scheherezade and other composers.
VIP tickets are 300 pesos and general tickets 200 pesos, available at the auditorium.
The Instituto Cubano de la Música is lined up for a one-night appearance Saturday, March 19, 8 p.m., at Chapala’s Centro Cultural Antigua Presidencia, Avenida Madero at Hidalgo. Admission to the lively music and dance variety show coming all the way from Havana is priced at 150 pesos. Advance tickets are on sale at the cultural center’s office just off the entryway.
Mexicoelective, a group of local and expat artists, is holding its fourth exhibit and sale Saturday, March 19, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Parque El Castillo in La Floresta.
A raffle of art donated by each artist will be held for the benefit of the Facharte program to promote creation of murals in the area.
The featured artists are Victor Alcazar, painting; Jaime Barbiery, artistic photography; Heber Barajas, jewelry; Dana Douin, paper maché/mixed media; Ricky Granna, painting; Cesar Alfonso Mendoza Perez, bonsai; Rafael Piñeda, terra cotta; Rafael Piñeda, clay art; and Karen Spencer photography.
Parque El Castillo de la Floresta is on the Carretera just east of the Sculpture Glorieta. Plenty of parking. For more information, call 766-1537 or 333-474-1192.
Ajijic Poster Signing
Local artist Nancy Gray will be signing her Ajijic art poster “Beautiful Ajijic” at Galeria Sol Mexicano Thursday, March 24, 2-5 p.m. The poster depicts some Ajijic treasures and beautiful sights.
The poster can be rolled with tubes for travel. Also, available are notecards, magnets, puzzles and t-shirts, created from the art poster.
A percentage of the profits from sales will be contributed to the LCS children’s art program.
LLT Season Continues
Lakeside Little Theatre (LLT) presents “Other Desert Cities” from March 25 to April 3 (no show on Monday, March 28). The play was written by Jon Robin Baitz and is directed by Russell Mack. Cast members are Collette Clavadetscher, Peter Luciano, Candace Luciano, Debra Bowers and Damyn Young.
In this critically acclaimed Broadway hit, the truth crackles with wit, razor sharp one-liners, a fierce cast of characters, and a story line that grabs you from the opening scene to the riveting conclusion. The fragile harmony of Christmas at the affluent Wyeth home is shattered when daughter Brooke arrives bearing a soon-to-be-published memoir full of family secrets.
In the Naked Stage reader’s theater production of “Broadway Bound,” written by Neil Simon, once again we meet up with the Jerome family with whom we laughed and cried with a few years ago in Simon’s “Brighton Beach Memoirs.” It is now about ten years later and the brothers are grown and trying to establish careers as comedy writers. The show runs Friday, April 1 to Sunday, April 3 at the new theater location at Hidalgo 261 in Riberas del Pilar, across from the Catholic Church and in front of the Baptist Church.
Bass and Piano Recital
A recital of music for double bass and piano will take place Tuesday, March 29, 6 p.m., at the Centro Cultural Gonzalez Gallo (former Chapala railway station at Avenida Gonzalez Gallo 1500). The program features compositions by Hans Fryba, Carl Ditters von Dittersdorf, Lars Erik Larsson and Giovanni Bottesini, performed by Joshua Chávez Márquez and Arnoldo Valladares Ortiz on bass with piano accompaniment by Rodrigo Martin Leal. Admission will cost 50 pesos.
Colonial Era Tunes
The Pan de Jarabe sextet will appear at the Centro Cultural Gonzalez Gallo on Thursday, March 31, 7 p.m. The troupe is dedicated to the research, preservation and performance of baroque instrumental and vocal music of Mexico’s Colonial era. The entrance fee for the concert is set at 50 pesos.
“Visiting Mr. Green” is next up at The Bravo! Theatre. Starring Roger Larson and Ken Yakiwchuk, this show is directed by Jayme Littlejohn.