Lakeside Living – June 2021


Carol D. Bradley

Phone: 33-2506-7525

June 2021


“I was a late bloomer. But anyone who blooms at all, ever, is very lucky.” 

Sharon Olds

The Lake Chapala Society hosts Open Circle every Sunday at 10AM, a popular community gathering in Ajijic, to enjoy a diverse range of presentations.

For more information and to make reservations, see their website:

The Lake Chapala Society

In order to follow State of Jalisco safety precautions, the presentations will be on the south lawn, close to the gazebo, the entrance will be by the side door on Ramón Corona, chairs will be socially distanced. Gate opens at 9:30.

During this period, we recommend bringing a hat and bottled water, and please remove containers upon departure. Attendance is limited to 80 persons, please make your reservation if you want to attend

Use of masks and temperature checks on entry is mandatory.

Drops of pride. // Gotas de orgullo.

Carrying a message of love for Lakeside.

June 10 to June 30, 2021

Three venues: Chapala, Ajijic, and Jocotepec.

Drops of Pride are a series of activities planned to celebrate LGBTIQ+ Pride Month, with the objective of raising awareness through art for a culture of inclusion and non-discrimination, organized by the González Gallo Cultural Center of the Network of Museums Exhibitions and Galleries of Jalisco (MEG), The Lake Chapala Society AC, the Government of Jocotepec through the Directorate of Culture and the cultural producer Robsmx. In alliance with civil society organizations such as Codise AC, Escucha Mi Voz AC, Guadalajara Pride, Ajijic Cares and Democrats Abroad, Charter Chapala.

15 days of activities, 3 venues, 1 human rights talk, 2 film screenings and 11 public, private and AC institutions in alliance to spread Drops of Pride along Lakeside.

Every year the month of June is called LGBTIQ+ Pride Month, in commemoration of the struggle for the rights of people of sexual diversity, taking as a banner the Stonewall riots in New York in 1969. Since then, every June, activities are carried out to raise awareness and promote a culture of non-discrimination.

Drops of Pride is the alliance of public institutions, collectives and civil associations to bring a message of inclusive love to two municipalities of the Chapala Lakeside. Through an exhibition of traveling posters, talks on human rights of people of sexual diversity and the exhibition of the documentary “Cónyuges” (Spouses), we seek to generate spaces for dialogue, reflection and coexistence to learn about the current problems of people of sexual diversity, as well as the progress that has been made in the State of Jalisco.

Drops of pride

Drops of Pride exhibit in Guadalajara

Activities of Gotas de Orgullo.

Itinerant exhibition of the Amor+ poster collection.

A collection initiative of Robsmx and the civil association Escucha mi voz, in which 21 designers from Mexico, Venezuela and Ecuador participate, where through the design of posters, they create visual messages that create a space for reflection on diverse and inclusive love. With the objective of “splashing” more people with the message of love of the posters, they will be exhibited for three weekends in different venues of the municipalities of Lakeside.

Venue 01 – González Gallo Cultural Center 

Address: Av. González Gallo 1500, Chapala, Jalisco.

Exhibition dates: June 10th to 13th.

Hours: Tuesday to Saturday 11:00 – 17:00 hrs. and Sundays from 11:00 to 14:00 hrs.

Venue 02 – The Lake Chapala Society – Ajijic 

Address: Calle 16 de Septiembre #16A, Ajijic Centro.

Exhibition Dates: June 18 to 20

Schedule: Monday to Friday from 8:30 to 14:50 hrs. // Saturday from 10:00 to 14:00 hrs. // Sunday from 9:30 to 12:00 hrs.

Venue 03 – House of Culture of Jocotepec “José Vaca Flores”. 

Address: Calle Hidalgo Eje Sur 38, Jocotepec Centro, 45800 Jocotepec, Jal. 

Exhibition Dates: June 23rd to June 30th

Hours: Monday to Friday from 9:00 to 21:00 hrs. // Saturday 11:00 to 15:00 hrs.


Open Circle Talk: Culture and human rights for sexual diversity

How to generate more inclusive environments and support social groups.
We can all be part of the movement to support a cultural change in our environment, to gradually become an increasingly inclusive society without discrimination; we do not necessarily have to be activists and demonstrate to support groups that promote social change from civil society.

Rob Hernandez

Rob Hernández

Open Circle Talk: Join to support by Rob Hernandez

Date: June 20

Time: 10:30 am

Venue: The Lake Chapala Society AC, Calle 16 de Septiembre #16A, Ajijic Centro.

Screenings of the documentary Cónyuges.

With the objective of creating a synergy between civil society and the population of Lakeside, to raise awareness of the current problems and progress in the recognition of the human rights of people of sexual diversity in Jalisco, the documentary “Cónyuges” by Rob Hernández will be screened and there will be a talk with the director and some of the activists who participate in the documentary. Each of the screenings will be led by a local civil association.


Friday, June 18 – 20:30 hrs.

Venue: The Lake Chapala Society AC, Calle 16 de Septiembre #16A, Ajijic 

Free admission

Friday, June 25 – 20:00 hrs.

Venue: Casa de cultura de Jocotepec “José Vaca F”.

Free admission

For more information and interviews

Rob Hernández, Robsmx – // 3315110310

Gabriela Serrano, González Gallo Cultural Center – 333677 6006

Ballet Metropolitano de Guadalajara presents:


Two very brave dancers from the Ballet de Jalisco have formed a new company, Ballet Metropolitano de Guadalajara, both to give professional dancers from not only the Ballet de Jalisco, but other companies and dancers as well, an opportunity to perform and to be able to purchase much needed group health insurance. 

Tickets will be available at the Lake Chapala Society every Tuesday from 10-12 to the right of their main entrance.

The two performances will be held on July 3 at 5:30 and 7:30 at the Ignacio Lopez Tarso Theater (either formally the Diana Theater or an adjacent one.)

If there are enough requests, a van or bus may be available for the 5:30 performance.

For additional information, contact:

Suzanne Salimbene

Tel (011 52) 376 108 1621

Cell 33 3150 6814

El gato feo café will once again, be hosting readings by local writers and have a bookcase for book purchases of many local authors. Watch this space for re-opening and readings.

el gato feo


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