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Ribera Arts Review - May 14, 2016


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.

Family portraits show

Local photographer Xill Fessenden turned her lens on Ajijic clans and their livelihoods to create “Generaciones,” a collection of family portraits that will go on display Saturday, May 14, 5 p.m., in the open-air Galeria al Aire Libre Axixic at the town plaza. 

Nine selected 80x50 centimeter images will be exhibited over the next three months in metal frames installed in garden beds around the perimeter of the square. Another seven photos will be shown on opening day only.

LLT Playhouse series

The Lakeside Little Theatre (LLT) offers two special HD screening presentations via its affiliation with London’s Royal Opera House and National Theatre. 

May 14 and 15 sees 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, at 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.

Stepping Out

Friday, May 13

Daniel Tejeda and Sol y Luna will perform 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. at La Sima, located just above the curve past the seafood restaurants located a few blocks east of San Juan Cosala. Call (387) 761-0405 for reservations.

The Iron Horse features Mexican and U.S. rock and pop with Ricardo and Blanca starting 9 p.m. The bar is located in Riberas 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.

Lemon Suite with Moe and Sophie perform until 10 p.m. at La Mision Restaurant in West Ajijic. Call (376) 108-0887 for reservations.

Jimmy Barto and Noe Raygoza will be at Los Telares (Morelos 6, Ajijic) from 6 to 8 p.m. Call 766-0428 for reservations.

El Camaleón Bar hosts Peter Moore from 9 to 11 p.m. The bar is located at Constitution 29.

Saturday, May 14

Bobby invites you to party with him at his Roberto’s Restaurant, celebrating its 9th anniversary and his 75th birthday. Noe Raygoza and Jimmy Barto will provide the entertainment beginning 6:30 p.m. Complimentary margaritas, sangria and cake all evening. Call 766-1616 for reservations.

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 begin 8 p.m. at The Bistro at Ocampo 71 in Ajijic. Call (376) 108-0862 for more information. 

Morbida plays Spanish versions of American rock and roll and cumbia at the Iron Horse beginning 9 p.m.

Ricardo and Blanca play at La Bodega Ajijic from 8:30 p.m.

Sunday, May 15

Daniel Cordero will be at The Iron Horse 3 to 7 p.m. 

La Catrina playing Son Jarocho and Mexican folk music play from 7:30 p.m. at The Bistro at Ocampo 71. Call (376) 108-0862 or (331) 699-0446 for reservations and more information.

Mike Fortier and Jazz Lab play El Barco from 4:30 p.m.

Thursdays at the station

Sweet sounds will fill the central hall of Chapala’s former railway station as the Centro Cultural Gonzalez Gallo hosts a series of concerts on consecutive Thursdays during May, all starting at 7 p.m. Coro Son y Alma is on the bill for May 19 with a program of early era Mexican songs. May 26, Taller G. Verdi presents La Opera son Puros Cuentos, a selection of famous arias, admission 60 pesos.

Art auction

Oils, watercolors, photography, sculptures and more will be offered at affordable prices at an art auction, with the gavel held by Efren Gonzalez, Friday, May 27, 4 p.m. at the north side of the Ajijic Plaza. Refreshing drinks will be on hand.

Harp Fest returns

Chapala’s 14th Encuentro de Arpas, Salterios y Más begins Wednesday, June 8 at the Centro Cultural Gonzalez 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.

Cookbook art sought

The Culinary Arts Society of Ajijic (CASA) extends an invitation to lakeside artists to submit artistic proposals for the cover of the group’s 30th anniversary cookbook. The cookbook will be 7 inches wide by 9.5 inches high. All entries (only two per artist) must be submitted by Friday, June 10. 

The CASA board will select the top three entries and the membership will vote for their favorite at the group’s June 20 meeting. The winning artist will be rewarded with a four-course dinner for two. For more information, contact 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..

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