Arts & Entertainment Calendar

An Antonio López Saenz painting.

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~Angela Peralta Theater~

Signing off until the fall.

[The Angela Peralta is located on Carnaval, in the Plazuela Machado, Centro. The box office is open Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. and on Saturdays from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. For many events expect to pay in pesos, not a credit card. It’s best to call ahead – 982 4446, press #103. Even if an event is free, either in the Angela Peralta or at Casa Haas, you must get a ticket from the box office. Tickets are non-refundable; if you wish to exchange your ticket for an upgrade, it has to be on the same day as you bought it.]

~Around Town~

The CMA is the Centro Municipal de las Artes, the school beside the Angela Peralta Theatre. There are three inside spaces: Foro Experimental, Museo de la Música and the small movie theatre, Cinematógrafo, (seats about 50). Casa Haas is located on the corner of Heriberto Frias and Mariano Escobedo – all tickets for all events, even if they are free, must be obtained at the Angela Peralta box office. The Antonio Haas Theatre is located on the Avenida del Mar, across from the Fisherman’s Monument; it’s often referred to as the IMSS theatre and has its own box office.

Sunday July 29:Jamming Beach Festival: Diego’s Casa de Playa, $100 cover, starts at 6 p.m. The line-up: Ease Up [from San Diego]; Iron Deer [Mazatlan]; Los Guerrilleros [Mazatlan]. To buy tickets call: 669 159 0161.

Saturday August 4: Ha * Ash: Mazatlan International Center/MIC, 9 p.m., 669 989 6060

Saturday September 15: Independence Day, the evening. Mexico celebrates 208 years of independence, with a grand fiesta in the Plazuela República, Town Hall Square. El Grito, the cry of independence, is yelled across the square by all the people, and it’s led by acting mayor Joel Bouciéguez. The famous Grito de Dolores is a massive synchronized call that dates back to 1810, when Father Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla cried out to his parish in the small town of Dolores – cried out against the Spanish colonial rule after 300 years. Today, the mayor calls out something relevant to the history, and the crowd yells VIVA! If you decide to join this celebration you’ll be safe responding with two words: Viva Mexico! While the Grito starts close to midnight the music begins at 6 p.m. The program is always exciting with many musical acts and guest staring at 6 p.m . A glorious display of fireworks close the celebration. Sunday September 16th “is the real date of Mexican independence” and continues with more parties and the annual commemorative parade along the Malecon.

Saturday December 1 and Sunday December 2: Pacific Marathon/Gran Maratón Pacifico: this is the annual event that brings athletes from around the world to participate in the triathlon. There will be the usual road closures and detours. But the reward for this frustration is the awesome fireworks on Saturday December 1, in the Playa Norte bay, usually in front of the Olas Altas Inn. The fireworks are launched promptly at 8 p.m.

Thursday January 10, Friday January 11, Saturday January 12: Twisted Mama’s tribute shows are back! Almost always sold out, Mama recommends you buy your tickets now via e : twisted.ticket.booth Jeff Brewer is John Fogerty of Creedence Clearwater. ” John is a talented singer, guitar player and pianist and he does an incredible job of paying tribute to American legend John Fogerty”. Tickets are $850 and it includes the show, a buffet dinner and national drinks. CCR starts at 6 p.m.

Thursday January 31, Friday February 1, Saturday February 2: Twisted Mama’s tribute shows are back! Almost always sold out, Mama recommends you buy your tickets now via e : twisted.ticket.booth Amberley Beatty returns as Patsy Cline, she was a huge hit last year. ” When Amberley Beatty steps on stage, the very spirit, the very soul of one of the greatest singers in the history of pop and country music comes to life as the legendary Patsy Cline…expect to sing along, laugh, and at times be brought to tears by this very special performance.” Tickets are $850 and it includes the show, a buffet dinner and national drinks. Patsy starts at 6 p.m.

Sunday February 3: Super Bowl.

Friday February 22, Saturday February 23, Sunday February 24: Twisted Mama’s tribute shows are back! Almost always sold out, Mama recommends you buy your tickets now via e : twisted.ticket.booth Will Chalmers returns as Neil Diamond.” Will returns with ” a fabulous vocal match and authentic look of Neil Diamond. Take a trip down memory lane with Crackling Rosie, I’m a Believer and Red Red Wine” Sweet Caroline! Tickets are $850 and it includes the show, a buffet dinner and national drinks. Neil starts at 6 p.m.

Thursday February 28 – Tuesday March 5, Carnaval 2019!

Friday March 1, Saturday March 2: Twisted Mama’s tribute shows are back! Almost always sold out, Mama recommends you buy your tickets now via e : twisted.ticket.booth Chris and Geoff Dahl return as ZZ Top. You may have seen the duo as the Blue Brothers but this year they don the trademark beards…”during the height of ZZ Top’s fame, Chris and Geoff Dahl were mastering their craft as bluesman. Learning every instrument they could their hands on…they have shared stages with the world’s top legends including Buddy Guy, BB King, Chicago Pete, and Jeff Healy…get ready for a night that will keep you rocking!” Tickets are $850 and it includes the show, a buffet dinner and national drinks. ZZ starts at 6 p.m.

Thursday March 14, Friday March 15, Saturday March 16: Twisted Mama’s tribute shows are back! Almost always sold out, Mama recommends you buy your tickets now via e : twisted.ticket.booth Once again, Doug Varty is Rod Stewart. “When my band and I used to play Rod Stewart covers in pubs, people would often ask me if I was lip-syncing to a track because of the striking similarity between myself and Mr. Stewart’s voices…when I assured them that it was really me [Doug Varty] they’d insist that me doing a Rod tribute show would be a big hit. Though a little reluctant at first to wear the wig and the shiny suits, I started out in the tribute biz about twenty years ago and quickly learned to embrace the opportunity to become someone else, just for awhile”. Forever Young! Tickets are $850 and it includes the show, a buffet dinner and national drinks. Rod starts at 6 p.m.

Friday March 29, Saturday March 30: Twisted Mama’s tribute shows are back! Almost always sold out, Mama recommends you buy your tickets now via e : twisted.ticket.booth Matt Cage is Elvis Presley and Cindy is keeping him in the building two nights! “Going from Matt to Elvis is hard work. Matt has curly blond, when he gets on The King’s duds he has to dye and straighten his own mop. It’s a balance of some of Elvis’ big hits, with a little bit of rock ‘n’ roll that people can shake a leg to.” Tickets are $850 and it includes the show, a buffet dinner and national drinks. The King starts at 6 p.m.

Friday March 29 and Saturday March 30: Mazatlan International Quilt Festival. The San Francisco Quilt Shop in Mazatlan is displaying over 300 quilts with the theme of The Magic of the Sea – and guest quilter Velda Newman from California. This special event takes place at El Cid Resort, and there will be classes, quilts for sale as well as art. Save the date, time tbc.



Mazatlan doesn’t have four seasons, it has two – the slow simmering summer season, moving into the high season which brings events and holidays such as: Day of the Dead, marathons, Christmas, Carnaval, Moto Week and Semana Santa/Easter. There are approximately 40 school and National holidays during the year which many Mazatlecos observe. The majority of them lead to”bridge holidays”/long weekends resulting in restaurants and bars that spontaneously close or open – always best to double check to avoid disappointment. All restaurants and bars are listed in The Directory, click here for address, opening hours and phone numbers – it’s fairly accurate! Or if you prefer, check out the venue’s FB page. Many of your groups are on The Bandstand, please click here to listen.

Mondays:  Rafael Rodriguez, (easy/mixed), Kelly’s Bar, Pueblo Bonito Emerald Bay, 7:00 p.m.(have a listen) Kannon [r ‘n r have a listen], GusGus GZ, 8:30 p.m.

Tuesdays: Brenster’s Beach Bash, [have a listen, or read Brenster’s profile where you can hear his original jingle]  returns on October 30th.] Kraken, Diego’s, 6 p.m.   Kannon (r ‘n r, have a listen) GusGus GZ, 8:30 p.m.  Malavista SC [Social Chuy], Barra el Mar [BAM], 9 P.M. ♦ Te Para Dos, Vancouver Wings GZ, 9:30 p.m

Wednesdays: Kannon, La Corriente, 3 p.m.The Truth,[various blues musicians change it up every week] Diego’s, 3 p.m. La magia del Sax, Sergio Avila,[have a listen and/or read his profileTopolo, 6:30 p.m.   Kannon, GusGus GZ, 8:30 p.m. (r ‘n r, have a listen) Live music, often Malavista SC, Pedro y Lola, 8:30 p.m.  Live music, La Fonda de Chalio, 8:30 p.m KraKen, Diego’s, 9 p.m. Los Brownies, Simba Sport Bar, 9:30 p.m.

Thursdays: Noche de Karaoke, La Fábula, 6 p.m. Rafael Rodriquez [easy, have a listen], Kelly’s Bar at Pueblo Bonito Emerald Bay, 7 p.m.  La magia del Sax, Sergio Avila,[ have a listen and/or read his profile.] Agatha’s, 8 p.m. Live music, Cheers The Pub, 8 p.m. ZaZ, BAM [Barra al Mar], 8 pm. Te Para Dos, Sirena Cocina Latina, 9 p.m. Live music, La Fonda de Chalio, 9 p.m.♦  KraKen, Simba Sport Bar, 9:30 p.m. Lo que Cantamos Las Mujeres [Heidi Herrera’s band], La Bohemia, 10:30 p.m.

Fridays:  Kannon, Palapa la Tortuga, 3 p.m. – 6 p.m.Noche Mexicana,[ free Mexican fiesta show, mariachi, regional dancers, fireworks!] Aca Los Charros, 5 p.m  Live music, Cheers, 6 p.m.♦Rafael Rodriquez [easy, have a listen], Kelly’s Bar, Pueblo Bonito Emerald Bay, 7 p.m  KraKen Las Flores Hotel, 8:30 p.m.  Live music, La Fonda de Chalio, 8:30 p.m. Everardo Castro [classic Mexican ballads and pop], Los Zarapas, 9 p.m.  Malavista SC, La Fábula, 9 p.m.  Live music, Barracruda’s ♦ Live music, Coco’s, 9:30 p.m.  Adiccion, Simba Sport Bar, 10 p.m.

Saturdays: KraKen,[ r’nr, have a listen ] Diego’s Beach House, 4 p.m  Live music,  La Fábula,  6:30 p.m. ♦ Rafael Rodriquez, [easy, have a listen], Kelly’s Bar at Pueblo Bonito Emerald Bay, 7 p.m. Mr. Rio, 28/veintiocho, 7 p.m. La Rezaka, Cheers, 7:30 p.m.  ZaZ, Speedy Hot Wings, 9 p.m. Canto Altano (classical Mexican trio, trova, boleros), Casa Loma, 8 p.m KraKen,[have a listen] Las Flores Hotel,8:30 p.m.Te Para Dos, Sirena Cocina Latina, 9:00 p.m. Grupo Versátil, Los Zarapes, 9 p.m.  Live music Hoy Toca Sport Bar, 9:30 p.m.  Live music,  Simba Sport Bar, 9:30 p.m.

Sundays:.Kraken, La Tortuga, 2 p.m. – 6 p.m. La Rezaka, 7:30 p.m. Cheers, 6 p.m. Rafael Rodriquez, Heriberto Frias, between Gaia Bistrot and Casa Canobbio, 8 p.m. [have a listenReggae, Diego’s Beach House, 6 p.m. Live music,  Pedro & Lola, 6:30 p.m. Rootsterford, El Pata Latino, 7 p.m. ♦ Jazz and Blues, La Fábula, 7:30 p.m Live music La Fonda de Chalio, 8:30 p.m. Live music, 28/Veintiocho, 8:30 p.m.  KraKen [have a listen], Diego’s Beach House, 8:30 p.m.  Los Brownies, Hoy Toca Sport Bar, 9:30 p.m.  Te Para Dos, Vancouver Wings GZ, 9:30 p.m. ♦ Alets Malafama, Simba Sport Bar, 9:30 p.m.


Angela Peralta Theatre Galleries: There are two galleries; the upstairs gallery above the theatre is referred to as the Galeria Angela Peralta and hosts revolving shows as does the downstairs in the gallery, Galeria Rubio. Open week days from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. but sometimes can be closed due to private events.

Casa Etnika, Sixto Osuna #50, 136 0139, open Monday to Saturday from 10 a.m to 5 p.m. Filled with clothes, toys, handicrafts, original art, glass, jewellery, they have it all.

Centro Cultural Univeristario: it’s on Rosales, between Melchor Ocampo and Leandro Valle. A huge white building, with many rooms, patios and outdoor spaces. The famous Mazatleco artist, Antonio López Saenz has his own exhibit room there, filled with drawings, paintings and a few sculptures. It’s open to the public, Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and is part of the Universidad Autónoma de Sinaloa. It’s a little out of the way but the space and the views of the city are worth seeing as well as Antonio’s wonderful work.

Escarabajo Azul, Belisario Dominguez #1809, open from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Closed Sundays. It’s an eclectic gallery with jewellery, and many works of art by the talented and quirky Agustin Castillo. Agustin represents other artists as well.

Galeria Baupres: HeribertoFrias #1506 – hours vary [maybe 10 a.m. -2 p.m. and then 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.] call 669 113 0941.
Gandarva Bazar, Constitución #616, 136 0665, open Monday to Saturday at 10 a.m.

La Guerencia, Belisario Dominguez #1502B, 981 1036, open Monday to Saturday at 10 a.m.

Museo Arqueológico de Mazatlan/MUSAM: During the year this space (indoors and outdoors) hosts many different art exhibits and workshops. Located on Sixto Osuna# 76, kitty corner to Macaws. Closed Mondays, open from 9 a.m. 6 p.m. If you wish to call ahead, 669 981 1455

Museo de Arte: There are three galleries – one collection is in the Sala Antonio López Saenz. Changing exhibits are in both the Sala Roberto Perez Rubio, and Sala Carlos Bueno galleries. Cecilia Sánchez Duarte was appointed the new director in January 2017 and in just one year this wonderful space has come alive. [to view Cecilia’s own artwork] [During Semana Santa/Easter/Holy Week [dates vary each year] the Museo is open by appointment only – please call 669 163 0248. Due to misuse and disrespect of the bathrooms, they are no longer open to the public.

On Now : Photo Exhibition by Rafael Villalua, El Regazo de Delfos, @ Museo de Arte, 7 p.m.,Sala Carlos Bueno.

On Now:  Artist Gilberto Hulse’s exhibit: Lineas, sonidos, desfiguras [an homage to Roberto Pérez Rubio] ,in the Galeria Roberto Pérez Rubio.

On Now: Artist Carlos Loaiza’s exhibit, Cristomorfosis, @ Museo de Arte, in the Galeria Antonio López Saenz Salon, 7 p.m, AND artist Cy Rendón’s exhibit, Medidas de lo Posible, in the Galeria Roberto Pérez Rubio Salon 7 p,m.

The galleries are open Tuesday to Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Museum is located on Sixto Osuna #71 and Venustiano Carranza, Centro. Call 985 3502 or 981 5592, the phone will be answered in Spanish. [ Cecilia ha hosted many videos on Artists Studios, have a look, you’d be surprised by the talent!]

Nidart, Libertad #45, 985 5991, leather masks, ceramics, jewellery, and much, much more. Open Monday to Saturday at 10 a.m. #17 on ArtWalk

Valladolid Gallery: It’s inside the Valladolid College, on Belisario Dominguez #53. Every month there is a different show – it ranges from group art shows, art installations to poetry readings. The gallery is open from Monday to Friday from 9 a.m to 6 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.


Mazatlan Film and Theater at El Recreo is a not -for- profit community centre, located in Centro on Constitución #209. MF&T returns in the fall. Look for its calendar – it’s all here.