Coming of age
La Bodega Restaurant celebrates its 18th anniversary with music by Los Pios from Guadalajara Friday, June 10. Enjoy a night of dining and dancing with hosts Javier and Martha beginning 7:30 p.m. Call 766-1002 for reservations.
San Antonio Fiestas
Fiestas patronales in San Antonio Tlayacapan continue through Monday, June 13 with a program of free live entertainment in the central plaza each evening from 8 p.m.
The schedule includes Academia D’esperanto and Ballet Folklórico Ixtlacateotl, Friday, June 10; Ballet Folklórico Chapala, Saturday, June 11; Rondalla Voces del Alma, Sunday, June 12; and the play “Me quieres a pesar de los que dices” by the Grupo de Teatro Independiente de Chapala, Monday, June 13.
Typical dance bands take the stage nightly, 9:30 p.m., to keep the crowds jumping until the wee hours.
Nights of Magic
Noche Mágica, a multi-genre show encompassing dance, instrumental music and a touch of circus fun, comes to two lakeside venues this month. The program features jazz dance instructor Andrea Sarahí Ulloa and students of the Academia Danza Contemporánea, Guadalajara tango pair Joel de la O. and Güera Ascencio, along with a demonstration of Argentine gaucho malambo dance, acts by the Circo Greca company and live music by a dozen young musicians from the Academia Musa.
The show debuts Friday, June 17, 7 p.m., at Chapala’s Centro Cultural González Gallo, with free admittance to limited seating space.
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.
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.
The Lakeside Little Theatre offers two HD screening presentations via its affiliation with London’s Royal Opera House and the National Theatre. Saturday, June 18 and Sunday, June 19 features the National Theatre Live’s HD screening of Shakespeare’s glorious comedy of love and change: “As You Like It,” with Rosalie Craig as Rosalind.
With her father the Duke banished and in exile, Rosalind and her cousin Celia leave their lives in the court behind them and journey into the Forest of Arden. There, released from convention, Rosalind experiences the liberating rush of transformation. Disguising herself as a boy, she embraces a different way of living and falls spectacularly in love.
On Saturday, July 16 and Sunday, July 17, LLT showcase presents the Royal Opera House’s HD screening of Gaetano Donizetti’s tragic masterpiece “Lucia di Lammermoor.”
Acclaimed director Katie Mitchell’s production of Donizetti’s tragedy relates the descent of Lucia, compelled by her brother to abandon her betrothed, and tricked into a loveless marriage, into grief, madness and murder.
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.
Galen in concert
Pianist Galen will perform two “Concert By Candlelight” shows Monday, June 20 and Tuesday, June 21, 6 p.m. in his home. The food, service, wine, entertainment and desserts are all top notch. Reservations are 400 pesos and must be purchased in advance. Contact Wendy Hamblin at (376) 766-4835 for reservations. See www.concertsbycandlelight.com for more information.
Viva la Musica presents Belle Epoque, an evening of turn-of-the-century French Art Song (referred to as “melodies”), featuring Portuguese soprano Laeticia Grimaldi, accompanied by South African pianist Ammiel Bushakevitz. The performance is Thursday, July 28, 5 p.m. at Villa Lucerna. The evening will begin with a champagne reception served in the beautiful garden of this private estate, followed by a concert in the elegant salon of the lakefront home. Attendance is limited to 60 people.
Tickets (advance only) are available at the LCS box office on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 10 a.m. to noon. Cost is 450 pesos for Viva Members and 500 pesos for non-members.