Fotoseptiembre Ajijic 2016 kicks off Saturday, September 3 with a showing of works by 27 photographers at the Centro Cultural Ajijic. The inauguration is from 5 to 8 p.m. and the works hang through September 21.
The Ajijic Society of the Arts (ASA) will host artist and muralist Javier Zaragoza (see story page 11), who will talk about watercolors, at its meeting Monday, September 5, 10 a.m. at La Bodega (16 de Septiembre 124, Ajijic).
Zaragoza paints, teaches and exhibits at his Galeria Zaragoza on Constitucion 50 in Ajijic. Two Puerto Vallarta galleries also exhibit his work.
ASA globo update
Ajijic Society of the Arts members are finishing up their large tissue paper balloons this week for the Saturday, September 10 Ajijic Regatta de Globos. President Marica Lavender says the group will have a tent set up at the southeast corner of the soccer field. ASA member Gravy Graves spearheaded and organized the project, in which members design their balloons, which are then built by globo expert Lalo Palma.
Palma has spent lifetime perfecting the delicate skill of gluing the balloons’ tissue paper layered seams. Kerosene soaked rags provide the fire power to heat the air that allows the balloons to take to the sky. Palma says that he has lifted up to 50 balloons each year, all without setting himself or a crew member on fire. Go watch them fly and burn at around 3 p.m.!
Utopia, an ensemble made up of six music teachers from the Youth Orchestra of San Juan Cosala, will be performing jazz manouche at St. Andrew’s Anglican Church on Thursday, September 8, 7- 9 p.m. Jazz manouche, also known as gypsy jazz, was conceived by Django Reinhardt in Paris in the 1930s. Under the leadership of Daniel Medeles, the ensemble will consist of a violin, guitar, double bass, drums and piano. The concert is free but donations are welcome.
Train station rock
Latino and mestizo rock group Yarumo plays at the Centro Cultural Gonzalez Gallo Wednesday, September 7, 6 p.m., Admission is 50 pesos.
Piano virtusoso Marco Antonio Rodríguez presents a recital of works by top Mexican composers of the 20th century, including Manuel M. Ponce, Alfredo Carrasco, José Rolón and Ricardo Castro, Sunday, September 4, 4 p.m. at the Centro Cultural Gonzalez Gallo in Chapala. Admission is 100 pesos.
Mezzosoprano Elizabeth Viayra gives a recital of opera arias and early era Italian songs at the Centro Cultural Gonzalez Gallo Thursday, September 8, 7 p.m. Grupo Galatea performs at the same venue Sunday, September 11, 4 p.m. Admission for both shows: 50 pesos.
The Photography Club of Ajijic meets Tuesday, September 13, 2-4 p.m. at the Ajijic Cultural Center. Photographer and graphic designer Luis Mancera McCormick will discuss how his photos are enhanced through manually adjusting his camera and through Photoshop, and also of the influences of his graphic design work on his images.
This month’s theme is “Night” and all participants are invited to bring their photos, whether new or existing, for review, either in print or in a flash drive or on a camera memory card. Mancera will show everyone’s photos and then conduct a constructive critique of them.
Monthly fees (100 pesos) are assessed to members attending the meeting and a percentage of that is paid for the venue.
Art on the Lake
An art, antiques and collectables show and auction is scehduled Sunday, September 10, 5 p.m. at La Peña de Santos Rico, Constitucion 16, Ajijic. Call 766-0281 for more information. Works by 28 leading national and regional artists will be exhibited.
Friday, September 2.
Perry’s Pizza in West Ajijic features violinist Victor accompanied by his father Ignacio from 5:30 to 8 p.m.
La Mesa Restaurant & Bar features Coro Dinamico playing old Mexican tunes on violin, guitar, harpoon from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Located at Carretera Poniente 19A in Ajijic. Call 766-2948 for more information.
Frankie Dino will be at Roberto’s in West Ajijic from 6:30 p.m. Call 766-1616 for reservations.
La Bodega presents Ricardo and Blanca from 8:30 p.m. Call 766-1002 for reservations.
Lemon Suite with Moe and Sophie plays La Mision in West Ajijic until 10 p.m. Call 108-0887 for reservations.
Adelita’s Bar & Grill features Jonathan Guzman and Los Traficantes del Ritmo 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.
Saturday, September 3.
Tropical Heat with the best in Latino and standards begins at 8:30 p.m. at Adelita’s Bar & Grill.
Darwin FX with electronic rhythms by Jason Taylor, Gil Rios on bass and jazz soloing by Juan Castañón on guitar begins at 10 p.m. at La Mezcaleria, Morelos 12 in Ajijic.
Frankie Dino is back at Roberto’s in West Ajijic from 6:30 p.m.
American Ramblers, a Guadalajara rock and roll band, plays The Iron Horse beginning 9 p.m.
Sunday, September 4.
Daniel Cordero plays at La Bodega during a Tarahumara educational fundraiser from 1 p.m. and then heads over to the Iron Horse and plays at 3 p.m.
Los Tr3bols featuring Victor and his magic violin from 5 to 7 p.m. at Robertos.
The Jazz Duet appears 7 p.m. at Ocampo 71 in Ajijic with everything from smooth jazz to standards and blues.
Monday, September 5.
Daniel Cordero will play at the American Legion Post 7 Labor Day BBQ. The fun starts at 2 p.m. at the Legion, located at
Texan Tony Villanueva plays Mexican and American favorites on his piano from 3 to 7 p.m. at Maria Isabel’s Labor Day bash just off the Malecon in Ajijic. Enjoy happy hour all day and BBQ on the deck.