Arts & Entertainment Calendar

Diamond Horseshoe
Resident Stella Bell reminisces about the halcyon days of Billy Rose’s nightclub, The Diamond Horseshoe.
She danced there! She has stories to tell! El Recreo, Wednesday March 11, 2 p.m.
It’s high season and the calendar is bursting! Please keep scrolling to find your fun at: Angela Peralta Theatre, Around Town,Daily Music Notes, El Recreo, Fundraisers, Galleries and Weekly Activities. Just keep on scrolling.

(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 3 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.)

Sunday March 1: Camerata Gordon Campbell presents: Hot Jazz. This group of seven musicians come from Mexico, the EU, Poland and Spain. You’ll hear it all: Ragtime, Dixieland, New Orleans, Swing and Blues. There’s a reason the group is called Hot Jazz. Noon, $200

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. Even if it’s free, you must obtain your ticket 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.)

Thursday February 26: Meet Sinatra for dinner at Delirium. This intimate dinner show features the singer Gabriella Vadillo and pianist Maestro Miguel Rivera. Your $350 ticket includes delicious Mexican tapas (like you’ve never tasted before), and a bottle of red wine, or white wine depending on your preference. Dine in the art gallery to the songs of Sinatra and other show tunes. Reservations are required, 669 193, 1228, and it starts at 8 p.m. Delirum is located on Sixto Osuna #24. (If you would like to read a review of this restaurant, please click here.) Also on Thursday March 5,12,19,26.

Thursday February 26: ProMexico annual House Tour: visit six private homes, the bus departs at 9:30 a.m. from El Cid Clubhouse. The tickets, $350 are available at: El Cid Clubhouse front desk; Kathi McCaw, 981 7855; Casa de Leyendas/Macaws, 981 6180; Pacific Pearl Office, 913 0117/913 4411

Friday February 27 and Saturday February 28: Gran Triatlón Pacifico Mazatlan 2015: expect street closures and detours. Friday – 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. the Malecon will be closed from the Fisherman’s Monument to Olas Altas Inn; Saturday, from 5:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. the Malecon to Insurgentes to Av. Reforma will be one way, and both lanes of Av. Leonismo Internacional will be closed.

Saturday February 28: LOOK Gallery presents Cathy Murphy’s photography show the Marching through History with Cesar Chavez. If you missed Cathy’s presentation at El Recreo on February 25, you still have the opportunity to view her haunting black and white photos of civil rights activist Cesar Chavez. Everyone is invited, the opening starts at 3 p.m.

Monday March 2: My Big Fat Mexican Murder, returns to Centro at El Fish Market. Murder and mayhem on Olas Altas! If you enjoy a whodunnit and mingling with the actors then this is the show for you. El Fish Market has created a delicious varied Mexican tapas menu, and your ticket of $415 includes two wines or two beers or two Margaritas and dessert is included too. Gather at 5 p.m. for a pre-murder drink and the show beings at 6 p.m. Reservations and pre-payment are essential – only room for 44 people. You can either make a cash payment ($395) at the murder office (or the lockbox, see below) – Aquila Callejon #6, between Calle Covarrubia and Calle Cruz, part way up Lookout Hill. Payments via internet are also being accepted. Please contact Wendy Kain on her land line, 180 2038 or her magicJack line 503 926 8164 or e mail her: There is another way to pay and reserve: El Fish Market has a murder- room with a lockbox. The employees will know very little (nor do they make change) but they will point out the lockbox and you simply mark down the number in your party, and provide cash in a sealed envelope and put it through the slot. If you need change (most likely 5 pesos because chances are you’ll have $400) and any change is returned to you the night of the show. You will receive an e mail or a phone call confirming your reservations. The Mistress of Murder, Wendy Kain, swings by every day to collect the lockbox contents. El Fish Market is located on the north end of Olas Altas  – beside El Shrimp Bucket, deer monument is in front, it opens at noon. Also on Monday March 9,16,23, 30.

Tuesday March 3: My Big Fat Mexican Murder at Casa Country! Residents Wendy Kain and Bodie Kellogg are now bringing murder and mayhem to the Golden Zone. If you enjoy a whodunnit and mingling with the actors then this is the show for you. Casa Country has developed a menu to die for and drink specials. Happy hour starts at 5 p.m.(the murder mystery starts at 6 p.m.) and the cost is $415 (or $395 cash payment at the murder office – Aquila Callejon #6, between Calle Covarrubia and Calle Cruz, part way up Lookout Hill. Payments via internet are also being accepted). Drink specials (part of your ticket price) include two beers or two house drinks (pina colada, margarita, daiquiri), a choice of three starters and a choice of six mains – five chicken dishes and one beef. Reservations are essential as is pre-payment. There is only room for 30 people in this private murder room. Please contact Wendy Kain on her land line, 180 2038, or her magicJack line 503 926 8164 or e mail her at (If you wish to play a part then please contact Wendy at the above numbers.) Casa Country is on Camarón Sábalo, beside Palapa del Mar. Please don’t ask employees of Casa Country about the tickets, go directly to Wendy Kain. Also on Tuesday March 10, 17,24,31.

Tuesday March 3: Bingo for the Red Cross! Angelina’s Kitchen and volunteers from the Red Cross host this bingo party (Spanish by the numbers) – all proceeds are donated to the Red Cross to improve its ER room.(every Tuesday the Red Cross nets about $1500 from the Bingo Club,  little by little…)  Volunteer Betty Lizarraga enthusiastically calls the numbers in English and in Spanish. AK is offering special drink prices, from 4 p.m until 5 p.m., $50 for five plays and please be on time – 4 p.m. sharp! AK is located behind the Freeman on Venustiano Carranza #18. Also on Tuesday March 10,17,24,31

Tuesday March 3: ArtWalk’s 10th Year Anniversary Exhibition and Celebration. Please join Glen Rogers (the woman behind ArtWalk) in this special event of art, music, and hors d’oeuvres.  Organizers are also promising a surprise guest. This is a group exhibit featuring artists who have participated in ArtWalk for the past ten years. An art fiesta! Hors d’oeuvres provided by Angelina’s Kitchen, Delirium, Pedro & Lola, Topolo, Water’s Edge, El Aljibe, and Panama.  Casa Haas, free,  7 p.m. (The exhibit will be on until March 26, Monday to Friday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.)

Friday March 6: First Friday ArtWalk, 4 p.m. – 8 p.m. Free self-guided art tour in Centro. Mazatlan’s ArtWalk is in its tenth year and 46 artists in 23 locations happily display paintings, drawings, prints, photographs, jewellery and all things creative. There’s never any pressure to buy; it’s a wonderful way to see houses, studios and appreciate the variety of art that is being created. To plot your route:

diego and the pigChef Diego Becerra cooking up a Gourmet Body for Delfos

Tuesday March 10 and Wednesday March 11:  Gourmet Body: dance, food, drink and music; Delfos Dance company in collaboration with Chef Diego will be holding eight live installations in Casa Garcia (El Presidio). You can only see four in a night, which is why the event is on for two evenings – just in case you want to see all eight performances. You’ll be greeted with a drink and a bite that matches the theme of the various dance performances. Music is also paired to dance and food. It’s an entirely new way to experience dance, music, and friends. Omar Carrum and Claudia Lavista (co-directors of Delfos) said “it’s going to be super wild.” $500, 8 p.m., limited to 180 per night.If you wish to make an early reservation, call the Delfos office at 981 4869. Tickets will go on sale “soon” at LOOK Gallery (Sixto Osuna #59), the box office at the Angela Peralta Theatre, El Presidio (Niños Heroes and Mariano Escobado) and El Cid Hotel.

Thursday March 12: Pink Floyd tribute band, Beyond the Wall/Más allá de la Pared, with  the Sinaloa Symphony Orchestra (OSSLA), Convention Centre (MIC), 8 p.m. Tickets range from $150-$600, buy at Gran Plaza or MIC.

Saturday March 14: Ojalá Live Auction: It takes place in the courtyard of El Shrimp Bucket, La Siesta Patio, from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Please bring a “to die for” item for auctioneer Bill Demmer – he’s a veritable treasure himself!  The ticket is $100, and you will be served the famous Ojalá sangria and finger food. Funds from last year’s auction went to: clothing children whose mother had died of cancer; assisted a family in danger of losing their business; funds for two women to graduate from beauty school. Ojalá has always helped people who have slipped between the cracks. Each year the woman of Ojalá earmark the money for worthy families – be it educational, medical, or just basic needs. Auctioneer Bill needs to do some planning – please indicate your item and perhaps drop it off to one of the volunteers. Tickets are on sale: Saturday Feb. 21, Saturday Feb. 28 and Saturday March 7 at – Organic Market, Plaza Zaragoza, 9 a.m – noon; Rico’s Coffee Shop, GZ, from 10 a.m. – noon; Casa Etnika (Sixto Osuna), from 10 a.m. until noon.  If you wish to arrange tickets by phone, or drop off your treasure please call Jacque Demmer on her land line 981 2286, or cell 669 101 3902; or call Sharon Fannin on her cell: 669 216 1586.

International Week 2015

The idea of the 4th Annual International Week is to bridge the two cultures so we can all share, through various fun events, the joys of living together in Mazatlan.

Monday March 16: Street Fiesta! Ebano rocks the streets of Las Garzas – between Camaron Sabalo and Playa Gaviotas. This event is designed to introduce you to all the terrific restaurants, bars and all the great spaces in the Golden Zone. It’s free entrance and all the dancing you can swing. Suki will show you the moves. While you rock away the afternoon you are invited to purchase beer, wine, water, tequila and different foods from the restaurants. Full access, no ticket required, 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Tuesday March 17: Global Art Project (GAP) Exhibit. This international group of artists (mixed media, textile, photography and collage) have been invited to display their work during International Week. Organizer, Glen Rogers, has included six artists: Lorna Crane, Australia (absent);Chaewon Laura Oh, South Korea (absent);  Joan Stennick US; Carl Heyward, US; Vered Gerztenjorn, Israel (absent); Akiko Suziki, Japan. Everyone is invited to meet the three of the artists at the free inauguration exhibit – Museo de Arte in the Carlos Buelna Gallery, 7 p.m.

ranch fiesta banner

Wednesday March 18: Ranch Fiesta! This is an authentic Mexican fiesta that takes place at the Mexican ranch, Rancho Los Limones, 20 minutes from Mazatlan. The Vega family bought the land in 1850 and slowly added a mezcal factory and a beautiful hacienda. It’s now been owned by the Vegas for over 100 years.  Your $450 ticket includes transportation to the ranch (pick-up at La Chupiteria, the old Canucks, on Olas Altas at 12:30 p.m., returns by 4:30 p.m); beer, Margaritas, and a fabulous ranch bbq cooked by Chef Diego (El Presidio). There will be live music, dancing horses and so much more! This is a true Mazatleco experience you don’t want to miss. Last year was a sell-out so be sure to call Marcella de la Vega, 669 116 9798, to reserve your ticket, or call Simon Lynds, 669 994 1872.

Thursday March 19: Little Nell and the Mortgage Foreclosure. This delightful melodrama is presented by the Mazatlan Film and Theatre Group and is designed for all ages. You are invited to boo the villain and cheer the hero; Nell Pureheart and her wise old Auntie Nora are about to lose the family homestead to unscrupulous banker Wiley Whiplash. The mortgage will be forgiven if Nell marries Wiley. Will Nell marry Wiley? The family prevails upon the heroic (but not too bright) Casey Cleandeed to save the day.  The play follows a side-splitting trail of intrigue and deception until the truth about the homestead is finally revealed. Although it takes place at Casa Haas, (note, not at El Recreo) there is room for only 80 people. Please reserve online   and pick up your ticket at Casa Haas on the night of. It’s free, but you must have a ticket, it starts at 7 p.m. (closer to the date, the box office of the Angela Peralta will have some tickets available too.)

Friday March 20: Art Workshop with three artists from the Global Art Project, GAP – Carl Heyward, US; Joan Stennick, US; Akiko Suziki, Japan. This is a free hands-on demo for people interested in mixed-media, collage, painting, quilt making. It starts at 10 a.m. in the Museo de Arte patio. Workshop finishes at 2 p.m. Space is limited, please e mail Glen Rogers to reserve your place:

Saturday March 21: The annual celebration of the spring equinox at Las Labradas. Explore the 4000 year-old petroglyphs of this interesting archeological site. Organizers have requested you wear white and the buses depart from La Chupiteria (the old Canucks) on Olas Altas at 8:30 a.m. There are two prices: $225 includes transportation, a co-ordinator and entrance into the sacred area. This tour departs the area around 1 p.m. $390 is the “deluxe” package offering transportation, entrance, a tour guide and a special lunch. This group leaves Las Labradas at 3:30 p.m. Both packages will experience typical ancient Sinaloa dances. To celebrate the sun, the energy and this spiritual ground you will be expected to form a circle holding hands – a kumbaya moment. Phone the experienced tour guides at Sinaloa Adventures -191 2005 to make your reservation and to confirm pricing. This does sell out early.

Saturday March 21: Collage/Mixed Media Art Workshop on Fabric and Paper. Artist Glen Rogers is hosting the workshop in her Centro studio, Izaguirre Rojo #23, from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. You’ll be learning from the three visiting artists: Carl Heyward, Joan Stennick, and Akiko Suzuki. The cost is $1500, and pre-sign-up is essential, just call Glen Rogers at 669 933 8005.

Sunday March 22: The Annual Beach Fest! -is taking place this year at the Baraka Beach Club, next to the RIU, Marina Mazatlan from 1 p.m. until 6 p.m. Your all access ticket, $150,  buys you listening rights to five top bands: Sky, Kameleon, Salty Feet, Rock Creek and Kannon. Drink tickets will also be provided: dollar drafts, $25 Margaritas, $25 glass of wine, $20 for soft drinks.  Hungry? You’ll want to bite into one of the many sausages the European Sausage Kitchen is cooking up – it’s not included in your ticket, but the price is right and these dogs and sausages taste soooo good.

(if you have any questions regarding International Week please contact Simon Lynds at 669 994 1872)

Cooking classes with Chef Alastair Porteous, Water’s Edge Bistro: spend four hours learning about the life of a chef and exploring the evolution of food. This is a market to table experience and there’s only room for six people. You’ll shop together, cook, and enjoy the fruits of your labour with a wine pairing. The classes begins at 10 a.m. and finish around 2 p.m. $700, please call to reserve: 136 0895, or e mail: The dates are: Monday March 9; Monday March 23; Monday March 30; Monday April 6; Monday April 13; Monday April 20; Monday April 27.

Saturday March 21: Los Güeros Dice Roll Run. It starts a noon at Social, other restaurants and bars to follow. As always, everyone is invited, $100 entry, and you are expected to buy a beverage in each establishment to roll the dice.

Sunday March 29 – Monday April 6: Semana Santa ( The Olas Altas party, Bandódromo, is from Thursday April 2 to Saturday April 4. 8 p.m. – 4 a.m.)

Sunday March 29: Mazatlan Comedy Club presents Rocky Whatule and Bubba Bradley. Rocky is the current host of “Hollywood Rockin Wrap Up” and this 16 year accomplished comedian lives by his motto – “you have to mature; you don’t have to grow up.” The youngest of five in an Italian family he’s fine tuned the “look-at-me-complex.” No matter his subject – friends, family, marriage or animals, you’ll find his observations hilarious. Bubba was voted class clown in high school. He’s still proud of that honour and draws upon his dysfunctional, nomadic family for material. He has been a metal factory worker, a security guard at Yellowstone and a bar bouncer. You can imagine the material this talented comedian has gathered over the years. You’ll never forget his down-to-earth story telling.The Venado Showroom, Hotel Playa Mazatlan, 7 p.m. (doors open at 5:30 p.m.), $500 includes a buffet, open bar and the show. Tickets can be purchased at the Playa Mazatlan, Playa Gaviotas #202, 669 989 0555. Visit the website for more details and bios:

Wednesday April 8 -Sunday April 12: XX Aniversario Sema de la Moto, 20th Anniversary of Moto Week.

Friday April 10: First Friday ArtWalk, 4 p.m. – 8 p.m. Free self-guided art tour in Centro. Mazatlan’s ArtWalk is in its tenth year and 46 artists in 23 locations happily display paintings, drawings, prints, photographs, jewellery and all things creative. There’s never any pressure to buy; it’s a wonderful way to see houses, studios and appreciate the variety of art that is being created. To plot your route:

Friday May 1: First Friday ArtWalk, 4 p.m. – 8 p.m. Free self-guided art tour in Centro. Mazatlan’s ArtWalk is in its tenth year and 46 artists in 23 locations happily display paintings, drawings, prints, photographs, jewellery and all things creative. There’s never any pressure to buy; it’s a wonderful way to see houses, studios and appreciate the variety of art that is being created. To plot your route:

Daily Music Notes


All restaurants and bars are listed in The Directory, click here for address, opening hours and phone numbers – it’s fairly accurate! Some of the restaurants close for private events, some of the groups are hired away for private events, just call ahead.  Many of your groups (21) are on The Bandstand, please click here to listen

Mondays: Alexis Felix, Chill and Grill, 6 p.m. (have a listen) ♦ Melissa Mondays (Melissa Burridge – have a listen), Los Zarapes ($250 includes dinner + 2 drinks, reserve via e:, 6 p.m. ♦Mazatlan Karaoke, Gringo Lingo, 7 p.m. ♦ Rafael Rodriguez, (easy/mixed), Kelly’s Bar, Pueblo Bonita Emerald Bay, 7 p.m.(have a listen) ♦ Ebano,(mixed) La Palapa del Mar, 7 p.m. ♦ The All Stars, with Rob Lamonica ++, blues morphing into r ‘n r,  La Chupiteria, 7 p.m. (have a listen) ♦ Kannon(r&r) GusGus GZ, 8: 30 p.m. (have a listen)

Tuesdays: Brenster’s Beach Bash, (mixed), Diego’s Beach House, (all you can drink $275 or cover of $70), 2 p.m.♦ Cheryl Gaudet (acoustic rock + blues), Chill & Grill, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.♦ Salty Feet, The Last Drop, 5:30 p.m. ♦ Alexis Felix, Lucky B’s, 6 p.m. ♦ Mazatlan Karaoke, El Shrimp Bucket, 6 p.m ♦ ZAZ, (r ‘n’ r), Twisted Mama’s, 6:30 p.m.♦ Kamaleón,(with Leslie, vocals, and Carlos, guitar) La Catrina Restaurant, 6:30 p.m. ♦ Mundo Sánchez (romantic vocals and guitar), Topolo 7 p.m.(have a listen) ♦ Rafael Rodriquez,(easy/mixed) Torres Mazatlan, 7 p.m. ♦ Tertia (romantic instrumental) Angelina’s Kitchen, 7 p.m. ♦ Jazz Jam with Rob Lamonica ++, La Bohemia, 7:30 p.m.(have a listen) ♦ Kannon, (r&r), GusGus GZ, 8 p.m.  ♦ Live music (varies) El Roots Cafe, 8 p.m.

Wednesdays: Fairly Honest Jon & The Truth (blues), Chill and Grill, 2 p.m. – 6 p.m ♦Kannon, (R&R), La Corriente, 3 p.m. – 6 p.m. ♦ Cheryl Gaudet (easy listening), The Jonathon Hotel, 6 p.m. (have a listen) (returns March 4) ♦ 2/4 Jazz (Richard + Scotty, guitar flute), El Presidio, 6 p.m. ♦ Lina’s Party Time Karoake, GusGus, Marina, 6 p.m. ♦ ZAZ,  Lucky B’s, 6:30 p.m. ♦ Ebano, (salsa, cumbia, mixed), Twisted Mama’s, 6:30 p.m. ♦ Rob Lamonica (easy/mixed), Héctor’s Bistro, 7 p.m. ♦ Rafael Rodriquez,(easy/mixed) Sea Farer 7 p.m.♦ Mundo Sánchez, Angelina’s Kitchen, 7 p.m. ♦ Sergio Avila (smooth sax), Topolo, 7 p.m.♦  Tanya Carrum (easy/mixed), La Catrina, 7 p.m  ♦ Kannon, (r &r) GusGus GZ, 8 p.m. ♦ Live music, varies, often KraKen,( r’n r, Leslie vocals, Carlos guitar)El Roots Cafe, 8 p.m ♦ Mariachi band, El Mil Amores, Marina, 8 p.m. ♦ Lori Davidson and Dario Avila, (mixed/easy) Pedro & Lola, 8:30 p.m. ♦ Live dance band, family atmosphere, La Fonda de Chalio, 8:30 p.m.

Thursdays:  Té para Dos, Surf’s Up, 1 p.m. ♦ Alexis Felix, (easy, have a listen) Chill and Grill, 6 p.m.♦  ZAZ, (r n’ r), Twisted Mama’s, 6:30 p.m. ♦ The Troubadours, ( c & w have a listen, ) Social, 6:30 p.m. ♦ Ebano, (mixed, good dancing music), The Saloon Sports Bar, 6:30 p.m.♦ Sergio Avila, (smooth sax), Topolo, 7 p.m. ♦ Rock Creek ( mixed), La Palapa del Mar, 7 p.m.(have a listen)  ♦ Organic jazz (Richard Eager, guitar; Scotty Auble, flute) Water’s Edge, 7 p.m.♦ Mario Rojas and his guitar (trova/Cuban ballads), La Copa de Leche, 7 p.m. ♦ Live music, varies, F.I.S.H. 7 p.m.♦ Rafael Rodriquez (easy/mixed) Kelly’s Bar Pueblo Bonito, 7 p.m.♦ Los Cryps, Christy’s Sports Bar, 8 p.m. ♦ Kannon, (r &r), Lucky B’s, 7 p.m. (have a listen) ♦ Karaoke (Spanish), Puerto Viejo, 7:30 p.m. ♦  Kameleon,(r&r) GusGus GZ, 8 p.m ♦ Live music, varies, often KraKen,( vocals – Leslie, guitar- Carlos) El Roots Cafe, 8 p.m. ♦ Live music (varies) Baja Style, 8 p.m. ♦ Live music,  Pedro y Lola , 8:30 p.m. ♦ Live dance band, family atmosphere, La Fonda de Chalio, 9  p.m. ♦ Los Albureros (Sinaloa sounds), El Albur, 9 p.m. ♦ Ladies night, (live, mixed Mexican), La Camelia Show Centre, 9 p.m. ♦ Lo que cantamos las mujeres (Heidi ++), La Bohemia, 10:30 p.m.

Fridays:  Cheryl Gaudet,(easy listening) The Jonathon Hotel, 6 p.m. ♦ Alexis Felix, Christy’s Sport’s Bar, 6 p.m.  ♦ Los Cryps (Beatles, oldies, have a listen) Twisted Mama’s, 6:30 p.m. ♦ Mundo Sánchez (romantic vocals and guitar), Topolo, 7 p.m. ♦ Marianna, (romantic vocals), Angelina’s Kitchen, 7 p.m. ♦ Jesus Mario Gonzalez (sax), Water’s Edge, 7 p.m. ♦Rafael Rodriguez (easy, mixed), Kelly’s Bar, Pueblo Bonito Emerald Bay, 7 p.m. ♦ Kannon, (r&r), Lucky B’s, 7 p.m. ♦ Oscar and Javier Rojas (Spanish/English favourites), La Copa de Leche, 7 p.m ♦ The Troubadours, (c & w) Macaws, 7 p.m. (have a listen) ♦ Lina’s Party Time Karaoke, El Cid, Marina, 7 p.m. ♦ Arsenio, (romantic), Casa Loma, 7:30 p.m. ♦ Los Stanley F.I.S.H. ( r & r) 7 p.m.  ♦ Live music (varies)  El Roots Cafe, 8 p.m. ♦ Salty Feet (r&r), Puerto Viejo, 8 p.m.♦ Kameleon,(r&r) GusGus GZ, 8 p.m  ♦ Live dance band, family atmosphere, La Fonda de Chalio, 8:30 p.m.. ♦ Jazz band, Pedro & Lola, 8:30 p.m.♦ Live music (varies),  El Shrimp Bucket, 8 p.m.♦ KraKen, (r ‘n r, vocals Leslie, guitar Carlos) Las Flores Hotel, 8 p.m. ♦ Karaoke, La Catrina, 8 p.m.♦ Mexican mixed, La Chupiteria, 8:30 p.m. ♦ ZAZ! (r&r) Baja Style, 9:30 p.m

Saturdays:  Rootsterford Reggae,(have a listenSurf’s Up, 1 p.m.♦ Alexis Felix,(guitar/easy, have a listen) The Jonathon, 6 p.m.♦ Lina’s Party Time Karaoke, La Palapa del Mar, 6 p.m. ♦ Mexican Mariachi Party ($200 includes buffet and show) Twisted Mama’s, 6:30 p.m. ♦ The Troubadours, (C&W)) Dave Oakey, Myron (fiddle) and Rob Lamonica, Macaws,(have a listen) 7 p.m.♦ Jesus Mario Gonzalez (sax), Water’s Edge, 7 p.m. ♦ Marianna, (romantic vocals), Angelina’s Kitchen, 7 p.m. ♦ Mazatlan Karaoke, The Saloon Sports Bar, 7 p.m. ♦ Oscar and Javier Rojas (Spanish/English favourites), La Copa de Leche, 7 p.m.♦ Mundo Sánchez, (romantic vocals and guitar), Topolo, 7 p.m. ♦ Los Cryps (Beatles, oldies), La Bohemia, 7 p.m. (have a listen) ♦ Live bands, varies, F.I.S.H., 7 p.m.♦ Kannon, (r&r), Lucky B’s, 7 p.m. ♦ Live bands (varies) El Roots Cafe, 8 p.m.  ♦ Canto Altano (classical Mexican trio, trova, boleros), Casa Loma, 8 p.m  ♦ Mariachi band, El Mil Amores, Marina, 8 p.m.♦ Salty Feet (r&r), Puerto Viejo, 8 p.m.♦ KraKen, (r ‘n r, vocals – Leslie, guitar – Carlos), Las Flores Hotel, 8 p.m. ♦ Kameleon,(r&r) GusGus GZ, 8 p.m.♦ Guest bands, Machado Kiosk, 8 p.m. ♦ Live dance band, family atmosphere, La Fonda de Chalio, 8:30 ♦ Lori Davidson + Dario Avila (mixed/easy)  Pedro & Lola, 9 p.m.(have a listen)♦ ZAZ, (r&r) Baja Style, 9:30 p.m. ♦ Live music (varies) La Catrina, 9 p.m.

Sundays:  Ebano, “Mr. Lionso” Playa Brujas, 4:30 p.m. ♦ Lina’s Party Time Karaoke, El Shrimp Bucket, 6 p.m.♦ Swing Set (Richard Eager, Jock, guitar, sax, flute), Macaws, 6:30 p.m.♦ Los Cryps (salsa, cumbia r & r, mixed), Twisted Mama’s, 6:30 p.m. ♦ The Troubadours (Rob Lamonica and Dave Oakey)mixed/easy, have a listen), Pedro & Lola, 6:30 p.m. ♦ ZAZ, (r&r), Lucky B’s, 6:30 p.m. ♦ Mundo Sánchez,(romantic guitar and vocals) Angelina’s Kitchen, 7 p.m. ♦ Live music, (easy listening, often Rafael Rodriquez) kiosk in the Plazuela Machado, 7:30 p.m ♦ Kannon, Las Flores Hotel, 8 p.m. ♦ Live dance band, family atmosphere, La Fonda de Chalio, 8:30 ♦ Kamaleon, (r&r) GusGus GZ, 8:30 p.m.♦ Los Albureros (Sinaloa sounds), El Albur, 8:30 p.m. ♦ Adiccion, Baja Style, 8:30 p.m.


Saturday February 28: Hummingbird Hotel,  Diego’s Casa de Playa, 9 p.m.

Saturday March 7: Xerpent, Diego’s Casa de Playa, 11 p.m.

Saturday March 14: Jos Rdz, Diego’s Casa de Playa, 11 p.m.

Saturday March 21: Emanuel Rueda, Diego’s Casa de Playa, 11 p.m.

Saturday March 28: David Arevalo, Diego’s Casa de Playa, 11 p.m.

The Brenster & Carrum Show Country Concert Series
2015 in Mazatlan

Spoiler alert! Last season all the shows sold out – to avoid disappointment buy your tickets early at the Hotel Playa Mazatlan, Ave. Playa Gaviotas #202, 669 989 0555 or e mail: All the concerts take place in The Venado Showroom at 6 p.m. and your ticket price includes a buffet dinner and open bar. Fans can follow this exciting series on

Friday March 13: Joan Kennedy Band. Joan is an award winning country artist and “has taken her unique crossover country pop and blues sound all over the world, touring extensively throughout Canada and Europe” writes Jody Sanderson in The March issue of Pacific Pearl. Brenster added, “ she is an amazing entertainer, with great songs and an incredible voice and personality that makes every person in the audience feel special.” $500

Friday April 10: Duane Steele. Another great Canadian country performer. Duane has had many hits including the Number One hit Anita Got Married, plus he’s also released five studio albums. “Duane’s pure voice and natural stage presence makes his lives shows a must-see. Fans relate to his lyrics and song writing styles.” $500

Tanya Carrum

(If you are not familiar with The Brenster & Carrum Show (Brent McAthey and Tanya Carrum) then be prepared to have your socks knocked off. This duo is electric with excitement. Excitement to perform just for you, excitement to give you your money’s worth, they are alive with the sound of music. Their hour and half is filled with duos and solos. Together they perform classics such as “I won’t dance, don’t ask me”, “The lady is a tramp”, “He drinks tequila and she talks dirty in Spanish”, and they close the show with their signature song, “I like you so much.”

As for the solos, wow! Brent has eight costume changes and performs everything from Tom Jones’s “She’s a lady”, to Leonard Cohen’s “I’m your man” to “Tie a yellow ribbon round the old oak tree”. Brent’s colourful shirts  just can’t compete with Tanya’s sexy corsets, tight jeans or velvet skirts. She’s all woman, singing in English, Spanish and Italian. She easily belts out “Don’t cry for me Argentina” in Spanish, of course, and switches to Italian and sings Caruso’s “Lucio Dalla.” She’s so passionate about her singing, it will bring tears to your eyes. Then she’ll vamp it up in a mariachi outfit (talk about an eye-popper) and a glam sombrero that only Tanya could wear. It’s a glorious show, it’s genuine and generous. They give the gift of an electric energy. And this gift keeps on giving.)

El Recreo is a not -for- profit community centre, located in Centro on Constitución #209. For full movie synopsis, or to make a reservation for a special presentation, please go to:  Reserving just got easier with MF&T’s new online booking system. All movies are $35, payable at the door and the tickets go on sale 30 minutes before the screening. Often you’ll see the words “sold out”; sometimes ticket holders can’t make it, so you may be able to buy a ticket minutes before the performance.

Argentine Tango Salsa and Bachata

burlingame-salsa-dancing-nbInstructor Ajay Watts is a professional dance instructor specializing in Latin dancing. He’s visiting Mazatlan from Reno, where he teaches at the Starlite Dance Center. There is one session of four lessons, $400, or $125 for drop in. If you have a dance preference please e mail him at:, enrollment is limited to 20 people, both singles and couples are welcome. Please register with Mazatlan Film & Theater – not with Ajay – he’s for dance choices only.

The four sessions, from 7:15 p.m. – 8:15 p.m., are: Tuesday March 3, 10,17 and 24.

Monday March 2: Musical Mondays – featuring trumpet player Allen Fannin and his group of musical friends. Musicians drop-in and join the jam, audience drop-in and enjoy a midday break. 1 – 3 p.m.

Monday March 2: My Old Lady (2014); 3 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.

Thursday March 5: Pride (2014); 3 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.

Monday March 9: Musical Mondays - featuring trumpet player Allen Fannin and his group of musical friends. Musicians drop-in and join the jam, audience drop-in and enjoy a midday break. 1 – 3 p.m.

Monday March 9: Begin Again (2013); 3 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.

Wednesday March 11: Explorations presents The Diamond Horseshoe – hosted by retired dancer and choreographer Stella Bell. This doc is about Billy Rose’s Diamond Horseshoe night club in Manhattan where Stella Bell once danced. She will talk about the making of the documentary and its importance in recording the history of cabaret entertainment. Stella will also share backstage anecdotes on working with stars like Franck Sinatra, Sugar Ray Robinson, Martin and Lewis, and Sammy Davis, Jnr. 2 p.m., $80, reserve online and or buy 30 minutes prior to performance.

Thursday March 12: Belle (2013); 3 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.

Sunday March 15: Latinoamerica a Vuelo del Canto/Latin America on the Wings of Song. The trio Canto Altano explores Latin American countries through their musical heritage. The group formed in 2007 to promote latin music and South American folklore, Cuban poem/songs and traditional Mexican and Spanish music. Canto Altano have invited guest musicians – Paulina Mejia Bertoldi, Jesús Garcia and Raúl Gil. There will be some musical notes on the unique instruments being used. Two shows, 3 p.m., and 5:30 p.m., $130, reserve online or buy 30 minutes prior to performance.

Monday March 16: Musical Mondays - featuring trumpet player Allen Fannin and his group of musical friends. Musicians drop-in and join the jam, audience drop-in and enjoy a midday break. 1 – 3 p.m.

Monday March 16: Big Eyes (2014); 3 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.

Thursday March 19: Mar Adentro/The Sea Inside (2004); in Spanish with English subtitles. Once again host Glenn Clavier will lead a discussion after the film. 3 p.m., please note, one showing only.

Sunday March 22 and Monday March 23: Playreading, Occupant. Edward Albee’s play, Occupant, is a touching, honest and humorous tribute to a woman who was a pioneer for free-thinking women everywhere – the flamboyant New York sculptor, Louise Nevelson. “MF&T has approached this play in a slightly unorthodox way – the results should be most interesting.” Actor Danny Irvine is involved as well as director Anne Murphy. Sunday’s performance is at 3 p.m., and Monday’s is at 7 p.m. $130. Reservations are essential,, playreadings are always a sell out!

Wednesday March 25: Explorations presents Art & Sacred Sites. Artist Glenn Rogers is back by popular demand to share what many ancient sites (Stonehenge, Monte Alban) mean to her, her art and her life. She has incorporated nature’s purest forms into her artwork – the spiral, the circle and the crescent. Meet this talented artist and enjoy her beautiful coffee table art book. 2 p.m., $80 reserve online, or buy 30 minutes prior to the performance.

Thursday March 26: Birdman (2014); 3 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.

Friday March 27: Birdman (2014), 3 p.m., please note, one showing only

Monday March 30: Musical Mondays - featuring trumpet player Allen Fannin and his group of musical friends. Musicians drop-in and join the jam, audience drop-in and enjoy a midday break. 1 – 3 p.m.


Saturday February 28: Red Cross breakfast fundraiser. Organizer Betty Lizagarra is promising many surprises but she won’t reveal them. There could even be bingo! Your $120 ticket (at the door) goes towards building a new ER room for the Red Cross. La Puntilla Restaurant, Paseo Vista Hermoza,   8:30 a.m.

Saturday February 28: Hospice’s Annual Dinner Dance: this much anticipated evening will once again serve up gourmet food and the wonderful music of Rafael Rodriquez. (If you would like to hear Rafael’s voice just click here.) This elegant sit-down dinner will also have a silent auction and other terrific prizes/raffles. It takes place in the El Cid ballroom, and starts at 6:30 p.m. For tickets ($550) please call Peggy Sieber: her land line is 985 2346 and her cell is: 669 153 4592. (Please remember that Hospice is a non-profit organization providing palliative care to 182 patients.” You matter to the last moment of your life, and we will do all we can, not only to help you die peacefully, but to live until you die.”)

Sunday March 22: Vecinos Con Cariño Lucky Ducky Derby: The first annual Lucky Ducky Derby takes place at Las Flores Hotel, from 2 p.m. until 5 p.m. All proceeds go to an Inscription Fund to help poor children afford primary school. The proceeds will also start a day-care centre for children of migrant farm workers. Tickets are $300 which include admission, one duck, food, music by “Magic of Sax”, silent auction, World’s Famous Chicken Sh**t Bingo!  You can purchase tickets – Centro: The English Library, Looney Bean; GZ:  The Saloon, Looney Bean (Cerritos) and by calling Sue Parker 913 4532.  If you would like to read about the great work Vecinos Con Cariño is doing please click here. (it’s the second article from the top.)

Angela Peralta Theatre Galleries:  There are two galleries; the upstairs gallery above the theatre is referred to as the Galeria, 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. The

Delirium Galeria: This gallery and bistro has revolving exhibits, always worth stopping in, Sixto Osuna #24, open from 1 p.m., closed Sundays.

Galeria Baupres: Angel Flores #1506 – hours vary call 669 113 0941.

Galeria Nautilus: An art gallery, a gift shop, have various seasonal exhibits. Constitución, #77. Exhibits change every month.

Museo Arqueológico de Mazatlan: 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 – the permanent collection is in the Sala Antonio López Saenz. Changing exhibits are in both the Sala Roberto Perez Rubio, and Sala Carlos Bueno galleries. Closed Sundays, open from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. and again from 4 p.m. – 6 p.m. Please be aware that these hours can vary and are not accurate!

LOOK Vintage and Modern Gallery:  A New York- style gallery and art shop.  Owner Mark Jay  has been in retail and merchandising all of his life. He’s very annoying – he constantly purchases items you can’t resist buying. He knows what you want before you do. LOOK is on Sixto Osuna #59; Mark is available by appointment so please call his cell: 669 149 3911 or drop in – Monday to Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. If you wish to watch videos of Mark’s Decor Tips please click here.

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.

 (Many of the events in Plazuela Zaragoza are hosted by DIF – Desarrollo Integral de la Familia – a community service that enhances the lives and well-being of Mexicans. Everyone is invited to participate.  To read more about DIF and their good work, please click here.)
Mondays: Cardio aerobics free ( a small donation is appreciated), Plazuela Zaragoza, 8 a.m. – 9 p.m. also yoga from 8 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Tuesdays:  Yoga, free, please bring your own mat and water, Plazuela Zaragoza, 8 a.m. – 9 a.m. also cardio aerobics from 8 a.m. – 9 p.m. and zumba from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.  ♦ English Conversation Club, Plazuela Zaragoza, 5 p.m. – 6 p.m.♦ BE BILINGUAL! SE BILINGUE! – here’s a chance to practice your Spanish and English in a social easy going setting for free. Light one-on-one conversations for seven minutes, then you switch languages. Rico’s Cafe in the GZ, 6 p.m. For more details and to sign up on line, please click here.
Wednesdays: Cardio Aerobics, free (a small donation is appreciated), Plazuela Zaragoza, 8 a.m. – 9 a.m. and yoga from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. ♦Mercado Orgánico, Sabalo Country (in the park next to San Judas Tadeo Church, between Del Atun and Av. del Mero), 3 p.m. – 6 p.m. Taller de Pintura y Dibujo/ painting and drawing lessons. Teachers are devoting their time to instruct, please bring materials – pencils, pens, water colours, it’s free but a small donation is welcome – 4 p.m. – 6 p.m. Plazuela Zaragoza
Thursdays: Yoga, free,  Plazuela Zaragoza, 8:00  a.m – 9 a.m. and cardio aerobics from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.  (bring water, mat) ♦ Al-Anon meeting from 10 a.m. for one hour, at La Mision , Camaron Sabolo #306, between the DQ and OXXO store, last door on the left.(call Pam at  669 139 8116 to check meeting hours.) ♦ Singers from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. followed by  Tardes de Danzón/dancing evenings) learn, or just dance, free, 5 -8 p.m., Plazuela Zaragoza
Fridays:  Yoga from 8 a.m. – 9 p.m. and cardio aerobic from 8 a.m. – 9 p.m.Plazuela Zaragoza  ♦ AA meeting, closed meeting of Alcoholics Anonymous, every Friday at noon, Melville Hotel, contact 981 0149, or 669 107 6931 or e mail: for more information.
Saturdays:  Mazatlan’s Farmer’s Market/Mercado Orgánico, in Centro’s Zaragoza Park/Square, 8 a.m. – noon ♦ The arts and crafts bazaar in the Plazuela Machado. Original designs,jewellery, purses,  – it’s a super shopping spot from  5 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Sundays: Atardecer Musical/Musical afternoons, Plazuela Zaragoza, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. (singers bring back-up music) you’ll hear some “amazing voices.”  Small donation for the chairs.

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