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Ribera Arts Review - August 6, 2016

Art Camp wrap-up

The Lake Chapala Society’s fourth annual Summer Art Camp concluded activities Saturday, July 30 with a graduation event. Ajijic Delegado Chuni Medeles and Centro Cultural Ajijic acting director Beto Muñoz were on hand to assist camp organizers in handing out diplomas to each of the 125 children who enrolled in the program.

The youngsters also received their share of proceeds from the sale of items they made in the acrylics, watercolor, drawing, collage, fabric art, jewelry making and papier maché workshops.

The art sale held on the previous Saturday netted almost 16,000 pesos. About half of each price tag put aside to fund the LCS Children’s Art program, with the rest split up among the young artists who sold their pieces. 

Impressed by the success of the art camp, Chapala Mayor Javier Degollado recently sent San Antonio town administrator Miguel Angel Espinosa, municipal development officer Francisco Beltrán and expat liaison Gloria Perales on an exploratory visit to explore possibilities of duplicating the workshop program next summer in San Antonio.

Disney Concert

The CREM children’s choir and orchestra and the Victor Manuel Medeles Orchestra will give a summer concert with homage to Disney Saturday, August 6, 7 p.m. at the Auditorio de la Ribera. Tickets are 150 pesos at the Auditorio.

LLT auditions

Lakeside Little Theater will conduct auditions for “Painting Churches,” Saturday, August 6 at the theater. Needed are one man and two women. Contact director Peggy Lord Chilton at 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..

Registration is at 9:30 a.m. and auditions start at 10 a.m. Production dates are September 23 to October 2.

Lakeside Little Theatre welcomes and encourages everyone interested in acting, new or experienced, to attend auditions for any of this season’s plays.

Naked Stage auditions

The Naked Stage Readers Theatre will audition for parts in “Tuesday’s with Morrie,” directed by Graham Miller, Wednesday, August 10, 10 a.m. at theater, at Hidalgo 261 in Riberas del Pilar. Needed are two men. Production dates are September 30, October 1 and 2. 

Contact Graham Miller at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for script and information.

Art auction 

Efren Gonzalez will wield the gavel at an art auction Friday, August 12, 4 p.m. at the Ajijic Plaza to help fund his skull mural project. 

The auction offers collectors an excellent opportunity to pick up deals on works by local artists. Buyers can enjoy drinks and snacks while bidding on the selection of oils, watercolors, pastels, drawings, sculptures and more.

A 30-percent cut of the sales will go toward financing the production and installation of dozens of skull memorials that Gonzalez is making to compose his new Dead of the Dead ceramic mural.

LLT playhouse

The next screening from the London’s Royal Opera House at the Lakeside Little Theatre’s Playhouse Series is Saturday August 13, 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, August 14, 3 p.m. 

Both “Cavalleria Rusticana” and “Pagliacci” will be featured at each showing. 

Betrayal, lust, love, jealousy and murder abound in The Royal Opera’s pairing of these heart-rending classics, which are both conducted by Antonio Pappano and directed by Damiano Michieletto. Eva-Maria Westbroek and Aleksandrs Antonenko lead the world-class cast. 

Cavalleria Rusticana is a tragedy of ancient codes and the illicit love of the peasant Turiddu for the married Lola. In a small southern Italian village where woman are objectified and men fight for their pride, the lovers’ betrayal ends in the ultimate duel. 

Pagliacci is the story of an acting troupe: the hunchback clown Tonio, the murderous Canio and his adulterous wife Nedda. Taking to the stage in the local community hall, their performance quickly unravels as the imaginary and reality merge together and Canio descends into a jealous rage murdering Nedda in front of the audience. 

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. 

Guitar recital

Eduardo Lara will give a concert Thursday, August 18, 7 p.m. at the Centro Cultural Gonzalez Gallo in Chapala. Works by M. Gangi (Italy), Eddie Lara (México), Joaquín Turina (Spain), J. K. Mertz (Hungary), David Gilmour, Roger Waters (England) and Federico Moreno Torroba (Spain). Entrance is 50 pesos.

Mariachi galas

Tickets for the International Mariachi Festival Gala Concert series are now available from the lakeside branch of the Guadalajara Chamber of Commerce (Conacao). Performances at the Degollado Theater are scheduled for August 26, 27, 30 and 31; September 1 and 2. Tickets cost from 470 to 2,170 pesos. 

The local Conaco office is located in downtown Chapala at Madero 230, second floor, a few doors north of Banamex. Hours are 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 3 to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday, phone 766-2784, email 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.. 

Stepping Out

Friday, August 5.  Frankie Dino will be at Roberto’s in West Ajijic from 6:30 p.m. Call 766-1616 for reservations.

La Bodega Ajijic presents Los Morales playing dancing favorites from 8 p.m.  Call 766-1002 for reservations.

Adelita’s Bar & Grill features Jonathan Guzman and Los Traficantes de Ritmo from 8:30 to 11 p.m. Call 766-0097 for reservations.

Asuntos Varios plays Cumbia, reggae and rock starting at 9 p.m. at The Iron Horse in Riberas del Pilar.

Saturday, August 6.  Frankie Dino plays again at Roberto’s from 6:30 p.m.

Ensemble Latino plays Latin music, 9 p.m. at Adelitas.

Mike and the Suspects are  the Iron Horse beginning 9 p.m.

Sunday, August 7. Daniel Cordero will be at The Iron Horse from 3 to 7 p.m.

Los Tr3bols featuring Victor and his magic violin entertain at Roberto’s from 5 to 7 p.m.

Ocampo 71 features the Jazz Duet playing standards and blues with Juan Castañón and Jesus Soto beginning 7 p.m.

Singer Jaramar Soto belts out Mexican and jazz tunes in a concert at El BarCo in Ajijic, starting  9:30 p.m.

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