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Ribera Arts Review - May 28, 2016

Art auction

Oils, watercolors, photographs, sculptures and more will be offered at affordable prices at an art auction Friday, May 27, 4 p.m. at the north side of the Ajijic Plaza. Efren Gonzalez will hold the gavel. 

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. 

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. 

Show times are Saturday, 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, 3 p.m. Tickets, at 200 pesos, are available at the LLT box 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 27. Adelita’s in San Antonio Tlayacapan features Chelo Gonzalez on percussion, Sergio Casas on vocals and bass and Ernesto on flamenco guitar and vocals. Call 766-0097 for reservations. 

Morbida, playing rock cumbia, starts 9 p.m. at The Iron Horse in Riberas del Pilar. The bar is located across the Carretera from Mom’s Restaurant. 

Daniel Tejeda and Sol y Luna play a sunset set, 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. at La Sima, located above Restaurant Row on the Ajijic-Jocotepec highway just west of San Juan Cosala. Call (387) 761-0405 for reservations. 

La Bodega Ajijic presents Trobaderias with Moises Ramirez and Virgilio Silva beginning 7:30 p.m. For reservations call 766-1002. 

Jimmy Barto and Noe Raygoza will be at Los Telares from 6 to 8 p.m. 

Saturday, May 28. Ocampo 71 will rock to their house band, including new singer Lara Gallardo, beginning 7:30 p.m. Karen Procter, Amaranta Santos, Olga Kaploumenko and Francis Dryden will also join the band this week. Reservations at (376) 108 0862.

The Iron Horse in Riberas features Time Machine playing classic rock starting 9 p.m. 

Sunday, May 29. 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 Ocampo 71. Call (376) 108-0862 for reservations.

Three art exhibits

The Centro Cultural Ajijic will open three colorful painting exhibits Saturday, May 28, 5 p.m. They are: “Catarsis” by Jose Antonio Loza Hecht, “Linea y Punto” by Andrea Anaya and “Numeros Entre el Agua” by Eduardo Xilonzochitl. 

For the young at heart

The Centro Regional de Estudios Musicales (CREM) and the Ballet Clásico Chapala will present the Saint-Saëns suite “Carnival of the Animals” and Prokofiev’s “Peter and the Wolf” in performances set for Friday, June 3 and Saturday, June 4, 7 p.m. at the Auditorio de la Ribera, La Floresta. 

The program will feature 37 costumed dancers on the boards, with 25 musicians playing in an improvised orchestra pit at the front of the stage. 

Tickets priced at 200 pesos are available at the Ballet Clásico studio, Avenida Gonzalez Gallo 27-A, opposite Chapala’s Cristiania Park; the Dorika office, Marcos Castellanos 3, a half-block below Ajijic’s San Andres parish; and the auditorium lobby box office. 

LLT actors’ studio

Building Character, LLT’s three-part, highly interactive workshop with L.B. Hamilton, scheduled for June 6, 13 and 20 (Mondays), will give insights to aid participants in how to fully and authentically embody a character, and monologue work. 

Each participant will be expected to submit via e-mail a monologue (absolutely no longer than two minutes, editing permitted) by a character she or he would like to play on stage. 

The monologue must be submitted by June 1 and be memorized by the first session. Success in a participant’s progress requires that she/he park their ego at the door, be fearless, flexible and willing to embrace the journey. 

The number of participants is limited to 16, and confirmed reservations are required. 

E-mail confirmation to 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.. This program is for LLT members only and is offered at no charge. Those who are not already Season 52 members or season ticket holders, may purchase a membership on the first night for 100 pesos.

Scene study class

Roseann Wilshere and Jayme Littlejohn teach a scene study class on Mondays from 3 to 5:30 p.m. at Bravo Theatre. Contact Littlejohn at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

Valerie Jones teaches tap dance Mondays and Thursdays from 11 a.m. and beginners tap on Saturdays from 1 to 2 p.m. Classes cost 50 pesos. Just show up.

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 & dance

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

Tallboys say goodbye

The Tallboys farewell appearance in Ajijic will be at the Lake Chapala Society Summer Picnic, Saturday, June 18 from 2:30 to 6 p.m. Advance tickets are 100 pesos for members, 150 pesos for non-members and 180 pesos at the door.

The menu includes hamburgers, hot dogs, corn-on-the-cob and all the trimmings. A pie and cake sale, 50/50 raffle, and a watermelon seed spitting contest are also in the works. 


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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