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Ribera Arts Review – May 21, 2016

Stepping Out

Friday, May 20
Los Traficantes del Ritmo — Jonathan Guzman on vocals and guitar, Humberto Saucedo on drums and Sergio Casas on vocals and bass — play at Adelita’s Bar & Grill in San Antonio Tlayacapan. Call 766-0097 for reservations.
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, a few blocks east of San Juan Cosala. Call (387) 761-0405 for reservations.
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.
Saturday, May 21
Meson Don Quijote in Ajijic is featuring a trio playing instrumentals from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Call 766-5388 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 at (376) 108-0887.
Open mic and jam session for Lakeside musicians begin 8 p.m. at The Bistro at Ocampo 71 in Ajijic. The house band will include Galen on piano, Dale Hetler on drums, Juan Castañon on guitar and Gil Rios on bass. Call (376) 108-0862 for more information.
Mike and the Suspects rock at the Iron Horse beginning 9 p.m. The bar is located on the Carretera in Riberas del Pilar, across from Mom’s Restaurant.
Ricardo and Blanca play at La Bodega in Ajijic from 8:30 p.m.
Sunday, May 22
Daniel Cordero will be at The Iron Horse from 3 to 7 p.m.
La Catrina, playing Son Jarocho and Mexican folk music, are on stage 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.


Sweet sounds will fill the central hall of Chapala’s former railway station as the Centro Cultural Gonzalez Gallo finishes a series of Thursday concerts on May 26, 7 p.m. Taller de Opera Giuseppe Verdi presents La Opera son Puros Cuentos, a selection of famous arias. Admission is 50 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.

The Naked Stage

“Dangerous Corners,” written by J.B. Priestly and directed by Michael Warren, is the Reader’s Theatre’s next production.

The mystery is presented on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, May 27, 28 and 29.

“Dangerous Corner” is one of Priestley’s most popular plays. The idea is that life is full of dangerous corners –small, almost trivial, events which can lead to disastrous consequences. The truth can be hard to live with – perhaps the characters would be happier with their illusions. The author furnishes us with an ingenious situation, a clever resolution and an unexpected twist at the play’s climax.

The Naked Stage Theatre is located at Hidalgo 261 in Riberas del Pilar. Box office opens 3:15 p.m. and the show begins at 4 p.m.

The Dog House bar serves up cocktails, beer and soft drinks and benefits local animal shelters.

LLT Playhouse series

The Lakeside Little Theatre (LLT) offers a special HD screening presentation via its affiliation with London’s Royal Opera House and National Theatre of “Giselle,” Saturday and Sunday, May 28 and 29.

The greatest of all romantic ballets, Marius Petipas’ classic is a tale of betrayal, the supernatural and love that transcends death. It is produced by Peter Wright with music by Adolphe Adam.

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.

Zapopan Choir

The Municipal Choir of Zapopan, directed by Timothy G. Ruff Welch, will give a free concert in the auditorium at Chapala’s newly remodeled Centro Cultural Presidencia Antigua, Wednesday, June 1, 7 p.m.

The choir has been invited by Sergio Unzueta Flores, Director of Culture of Chapala. The 40-member group will present “Music of My Soul,”  consisting of Latino music from the America, including dance, poetry, love, revolutionary and pop pieces. The choir will sing a cappella and accompanied by piano, percussion, flute and ukulele.  

The Antigua Presidencia is at the corner of Hidalgo and Madero in Chapala.

Beastie ballets

Camille Saint-Saëns’ “Carnival of the Animals” and Sergei Prokofiev’s “Peter and the Wolf” will come to the stage of the Auditorio de la Ribera early next month in a collaborative production presented by the Centro Regional de Estudios Musicales (CREM) and the Ballet Clásico Chapala.

Back-to-back performances of the whimsical musical classics are scheduled for Friday, June 3 and Saturday, June 4, with curtain time at 7 p.m.  The show will feature 37 dancers, ages three to 22, from the BBC company, acting out the story line to the instrumental themes played by 25 CREM musicians. The 200 peso admission fee will help cover production costs. Tickets are now on sale at the Ballet Clásico studio, Avenida González Gallo 27-A, opposite Chapala’s Cristiania Park; the Dorika office, Marcos Castellanos 3, a half block below Ajijic’s San Andrés parish; and the auditorium lobby box office.

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.

Music and Dance

The Centro Cultural Gonzalez Gallo will present “Music and Dance Throughout Time,” Friday, June 17, 7 p.m. Free entrance.


A concert of piano and violin featuring David Borboli and Rosa Maria Valdez will be held Sunday, June 19, 4 p.m. at the Centro Cultural Gonzalez Gallo. Entrance: 100 pesos.

Young musicians

A recital by the INBA Chapala school will showcase young local talent on piano, violin, flute and guitar, at the Centro Cultural Gonzalez Gallo, Thursday, June 23, 7 p.m. Admission is 30 pesos.

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