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Ribera Arts Review - August 30, 2016

Naked Stage Theatre

Georgette Richmond directs “Glorious,” written by Peter Quilter, running Friday, August 19 through Sunday, August 21. 

Set in 1940s New York, the play centers on Florence Foster Jenkins, an enthusiastic soprano who was known as “the first lady of the sliding scale” and warbled and screeched her way through performances to an audience who mostly fell about with laughter. 

The Naked Stage Readers 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. 

Modern dance

The Sincronico Modern Arts Festival in Chapala is hosting a presentation by the renowned Rafael Carlín Contemporary Dance Company from Guadalajara at the Centro Cultural Antigua Presidencia in Chapala Friday, August 19. Tickets are 80 pesos.

Photo exhibit

Galeria de Aire Libre Axixic will present the exhibition “We Exist!: The Flora and Fauna of Ajijic” in the garden area of the Ajijic Plaza Saturday, August 20, 5 p.m.  

Xill Fessenden is working with photographs from the project E- Mammel, in which cameras in the mountains above Lakeside capture images of local animals, in coordination with the Museo de Paleontologia in Guadalajara. 

Photographs by local documented local birds and butterflies by photographer Paul Hart are also presented. Fessenden also has imagery depicting insects and mushrooms endemic to the area. The inauguration on Saturday will include a conference with biologists from the lepidoptera (butterfly enclosure) in the Parque Agua Azul in Guadalajara, as well as a performance by local artists who have created masks and imagery of animals to protest the destruction of our local mountains and lake. 

Avante garde music

Guadalajara based Project Caos will entertain lakesiders with a concert of its modern compositions of chamber music Saturday, August 20, 7:30 p.m. as part of the Chapala Sincronico Contemporary Arts Festival at the Centro Cultural Antigua Presidencia (former town hall). Admission is 100 pesos.

Strumming away

Club Ukulele de Laguna presents their Sizzling Summer Singalong Monday, August 22, 5 p.m. at Restaurant Maria Isabel.  

The song lineup about summer fun includes “Under The Boardwalk,” “Happy Together,” Breaking Up Is Hard To Do,” “I Heard It Through The Grapevine,” “Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow,” and lots of tested songs from the group’s growing repertoire. 

The Singalong is held without charge and any donations collected during intermission will go to benefit the 40 children who learn music while playing ukuleles in the club’s sponsored Academia de Ukuleles de la Ribera. 

Mark Twain

Lakeside Little Theatre presents “Mark Twain, Uncensored” written by Ed Tasca – who also has the title role – and directed by Barbara Clippinger, Tuesday, August 23 through Sunday, August 28. 

Tasca has purposely attempted to create a realistic Mark Twain, noting little-known events from the great author’s life, and including whimsical interruptions from real-life associates and Twain’s fictional characters to give his lecture presentation a rich theatrical scope. The result is a memoir of Twain, mostly invention, but derived from the writer’s biography, favorite subjects and irritants.

Curtain time is 7:30 p.m. evenings and 3 p.m. for Sunday’s matinee. Tickets can be purchased at the LLT box office, 10 a.m. to noon, Wednesdays and Thursdays and the same hours every day during the show, except Sunday. Call 766-0954 or 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..

LLT Auditions

The Lakeside Little Theater (LLT) holds auditions for “Outside Mullingar” written by John Patrick Shanley and directed by Ann Swiston. 

The play is a heartbreaking, funny and deeply moving Irish love story about how it’s never too late to take a chance on love.

A cast of three men and two women are needed. Auditions are Friday, August 26 and Saturday, August 27. Show dates are October 21-30. Contact Swiston 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..

Season tickets

Lakeside Little Theatre season tickets go on sale August 31 and September 1, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The cost is 1,100 pesos for six shows.  Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 766-0954 to make reservations. Leave a message and LLT will get back to you.

Vintage photographs

Chapala’s Archivo Histórico is exhibiting a display of around 80 vintage photographs. 

The collection includes images captured between the late 1800’s and the 1970’s showing lake and village scenes, vacation mansions, local people and famous personalities who lived and visited the area. 

Although many of the pictures are not dated, a walk through the gallery gives the viewer an excellent sense of how Chapala and the lake have evolved over the past century and a quarter. 

The Archivo is located on Avenida Madero, on the ground floor of Chapala city hall’s north wing. Hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays; morning hours only on weekends and holidays.

Stepping Out

Friday, August 19.  Perry’s Pizza in West Ajijic features violinist Victor accompanied by his father Ignacio from 5:30 to 8 p.m.

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

La Bodega presents Los Morales playing music for dancing, 8 to 10 p.m. Call 766-1002 for reservations.

Adelita’s Bar & Grill has Ernesto Hernandez and guests from 8:30 to 1 p.m. Call 766-0097 for reservations. 

Asuntos Various plays cumbia, reggae and rock from 9 p.m. at the Iron Horse on the Carretera in Riberas del Pilar. 

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

Saturday, August 20. Frankie Dino is at Roberto’s from 6:30 p.m. Call 766-1616 for reservations.

The Outsiders Quartet with Sara Valenzuela from La Dosis plays at Adelita’s from 9 p.m. Call 766-0097 for reservations. 

The Iron Horse presents Psyhcostasia with lots of old and new rock, 9 p.m. 

Sunday, August 21. 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 beginning 7 p.m.

Tuesday, Augusrt 23. Enrique Ibarra on saxophone plays jazz, blues, pop and modern music at Los Telares from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.

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