Friday, May 6
The Iron Horse features Mike and the Suspects starting at 9 p.m. The bar is located in Ribaras del Pilar across the carretera from Mom’s Restaurant.
La Bodega Ajijic presents Trobaderias with Moises Ramirez and Virgilio Silva at 7:30 p.m. For reservations call 766-1002.
At Adelita’s Bar & Grill in San Antonio, Sergio Casas and his group will enterain you starting 8 p.m. Call 766-0097 for reservations.
Saturday, May 7
Violinist Victor, accompanied by his father, Ignacio will be featured at La Mision Restaurant, in West Ajijic, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Reservations: (376)108-0887.
Open Mic and Jam session for Lakeside musicians begins 8 p.m. at The Bistro at Ocampo 71 in Ajijic. Call (376)108-0862, for more information.
Time Machine rocks at the Iron Horse beginning 9 p.m.
Sunday, May 8
Noe Raygoza and the Men in Black will be at The Iron Horse 3 to 7 p.m.
La Catrina playing Son Jarocho and Mexican folk music, will play beginning 7 p.m. at The Bistro at Ocampo 71. Call (376)108-0862 or (331)699-0446 for reservations and more information.
Tuesday, May 10
La Bodega is hosting a new trio called The Lovers featuring Jonathan Guzman on vocals and guitar, Sergio Casas on vocals and bass and Diego on drums for Mexican Mothers’ Day. Call 766-1002 for reservations. The music starts at 7:30 p.m.
The Cuarteto Naó string quartet will appear at the Centro Cultural González Gallo Sunday, May 8, 4 p.m., to perform a repertoire of Mexican music, including arrangements of traditional songs of the region and pieces by renowned composers. Admission is set at 100 pesos.
Thursdays at the station
Sweet sounds will fill the central hall of Chapala’s former railway station as the Centro Cultural González Gallo hosts a series of concerts on consecutive Thursdays during May, all starting at 7 p.m. Pianist Rosa Navarro is on the bill for May 12 to perform compositions by Bach, Mozart, Schubert, Grieg, Debussy and Ponce. Coro Son y Alma follows on May 19, with a program of early era Mexican songs. Finally, on May 26, Taller G. Verdi presents La Opera son Puros Cuentos, a selection of famous arias, admission 60 pesos.
Sculpture in the limelight
Luz y Sombra (Light and Shadow) an exhibit of sculptures made from wood, clay and recycled materials opens Friday, May 13, 5 p.m., at Casa Luna, Ocampo 22, Ajijic. The show includes three-dimensional creations by Rigoberto Navarro, Betto Rock and other lakeside artists.
GALA focus on families
Generaciones, a collection of portraits of Ajijic families created by photographer Xill Fessenden, will be featured in the second exhibit of the Galeria al Aire Libre Axixic (GALA), set to open Saturday, May 14, 5 p.m., at the town square. The large format images-displayed in metal frames set in the garden areas around the plaza-will remain on view for about two months.
LLT Playhouse series
The Lakeside Little Theatre offers two special HD screening presentations via its affiliation with London’s Royal Opera House and the National Theatre. May 14 and 15, features the National Theatre Live’s HD screening of “Everyman,” with Chiwetel Ejiofor in the title role. One of the great primal, spiritual myths, Everyman asks whether it is only in death that we can understand our lives. A cornerstone of English drama since the 15th century, it now explodes onto the stage in a startling production with words by Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy and movement by Javier De Frutos.
May 28 and 29 the Royal Opera House and the Royal Ballet’s HD screening of “Giselle,” produced by Peter Wright with music by Adolphe Adam is offered. The greatest of all Romantic ballets, Marius Petipas classic is a tale of betrayal, the supernatural and love that transcends death.
Show times are Saturday, 7:30 p.m. and Sunday: 3 p.m. Tickets, 200 pesos, are available at the LLT box office Wednesday and Thursday, 10 a.m. to noon or one hour before curtain. Seats can be reserved at time of purchase. The Angel Terrace Bar is open one hour before show time and during intermission.
Harp Fest returns
Mark your calendar for the main event of Chapala’s 14th Encuentro de Arpas, Salterios y Más, to be held Wednesday, June 8 at the Centro Cultural González Gallo. The extended Harp Fest program will encompass additional performances by musicians coming from different parts of Mexico to be scheduled throughout the second week of the month at various venues, details to be announced.
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