Arts and Entertainment Calendar

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~Angela Peralta Theater~

[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 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. – 7 p.m. and on Saturdays from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Please call ahead to be sure it’s open – 982 4444 ext. 103. Tickets for Casa Haas must be bought at the box office – even if an event is free at Casa Haas, you still need to get your ticket at Angela Peralta 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. The new Cultura team is “massaging” the website and the online feature. Currently, neither are working but the box office is!]

Thursday March 21: The 6th annual Chilo Morán Jazz Festival: with the Gabriel Hernández Cuarteto and Maestro Amador Flores, [Cuban jazz quartet] 8 p.m., $100 – $300. [Chilo Morán, 1930-1999 was a famous Sinaloa trumpeter]

~Around Town~

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.]


On now until Saturday March 23: 6th Annual Jazz Festival Chilo Morán in Centro Historico: and musicians from Cuba are featured this year.[Chilo Morán, 1930-1999 was a famous Sinaloa trumpeter]

On Thursday March 21: a piano clinic/master class with Gabriel Hernández, noon @ the music school, CMA free.  The Gabriel Hernández Cuarteto will be also be playing the Angela Peralta Theatre at 8 p.m., tickets are from $100 – $300.

On Thursday March 21: Jazz Jam at Pedro y Lola – 10 p.m. and that’s always a blast, free!

On Friday March 22: a guitar clinic/master class with Julio Flores, noon @ the music school, CMA free!

On Friday March 22: two groups in the Plazuela Machado: Quarte trio [Durango] followed by Diego Maroto Cuarteto [Mexico], the music starts at 7 p.m. with a break between the groups. Free!

On Friday March 22: still more jazz at Life en Español Centro, The Truth and Bad Boys Band, starts around 8 p.m. until 11, no cover. To reserve call: 669 159 0161

On Friday March 22: and there’s more jazz on Héctor’s Bistro Roof Garden at 10 p.m. That went to the wee hours last year, all under the stars with stars playing. Free! [Not handicap accessible.]

On Saturday March 23: a discussion in Spanish, 11 a.m. @ Casa Haas, by Samuel A. Chiquete – on the influence of jazz and the tambora in Sinaloa. Also in Casa Haas the movie Nina Simone will be screened at 6 p.m. Free.

On Saturday March 23: two more jazz groups start around 7:30 p.m.: Mariana Pamplona Cuarteto [Sinaloa] followed by Julio Flores and José Palomeque [Chiapas]. Free!

On Saturday March 23: and there’s still more jazz at La Mona del Astillero -it’s a jazz jam that gets going around 10 p.m. Free! [Remember, La Mona has a new location on Vicente Guerrero #213 – go east on Constitución, south [right] on Carvajal, across from La Ruta Vegana.]

Thursday March 21: The 5th Annual Gumbo Fest!  CANCELLED. 

Thursday March 21: BBQ & Beer Fest Fundraiser @ Diego’s from noon until 6 p.m. So far: The Truth, Bad Blues Band and Kraken will be playing,,, It’s $199 which includes all-you-eat fish and chips, wings and bbq ribs. If you wish to other items on the menu, it’s still $199 plus your meal. Tickets are now available at Diego’s Casa de Playa. [a share of the profits will be donated to Adopta un amigo Mazatlan.]

Friday March 22 – Monday April 8: It’s the 9th annual Oaxaca Festival – Guelaguetza de Oaxaca and Festival Sinaloense. Under the tents outside Soriana [the old Mega] there will the 20 states[including Ecuador, Peru. Columbia, Turkey] featuring all their food ,dance, crafts, jewellery, clothes, shoes, pottery. The inauguration of Festival Sinaloense opens Sunday March 24 at 6 p.m. and Guelaguetza de Oaxaca opens on Sunday March 31 at 6 p.m. Typically when all the set-up is completed it’s open from 10 – 10. Organizers have just announced the event, more accurate details to follow.

Friday March 22: Luces del Barroco – a fundraiser concert for the Orfanatorio Mazatlan. Under the direction of Maestro Pércival Alvarez the Camerata Mazatlan will entertain you with music from Corelli, Devienne, Vivaldi, Lully, Rameau, Pachelbel and Marcello. The guests soloists are: Vilma Dominguez, Carlos Enriquez and Arturo Romero. It takes place at 7 p.m. at the Orfanatorio [Zaragoza #227, Centro] and tickets can be bought at the box office of Angela Peralta Theatre for $500, or call the director of the Orfanatorio – Rafaela, 981 2214, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday. [round-trip transportation from Casa Club El Cid at 6:15 p.m. is also included.]

Friday March 22: Tenor Oscar Gómez and el Mariachi Continental have created a fundraiser concert for Fundación Down de Mazatlan. It takes place at the Antonio Haas Theatre [NOT Casa Haas] at the Fisherman’s Monument at 8 p.m. Tickets are $150 at the door, or you can purchase at Taboo Day Spa in the Gran Plaza or a the papeleria Veláquez in Centro on Morelos. Or call, 669 110 3126

Saturday March 23:The enchanting Dalú returns to Twisted Mama’s stage. Exclusive toTwisted Mama’s this is the season finale. She’s an up and coming talent that you really don’t want to miss []. Your $550 ticket includes a buffet dinner and two drinks. Reservations recommended, 669 129 2021,

Saturday March 23: Contemporary dance performance “Identidad Dilatada, by the talented students from EPDM. This super creative performance will take place at the Museo de Arte [Sixto Osuna and Venustiano Carranza] at 7 p.m. in the patio, $70 on the day of, $50 prior to the day. [please have exact pesos, the Museo had difficulty giving change.]

Monday March 25: Charlie Franks as Elvis @ Friends Diner, 7:30 p.m. $250 at the door, or $200 prior, call to reserve 913 6066.

Tuesday March 26: Sunset Melodies fundraiser with all proceeds going to the Red Cross. This elegant event takes place at Centro’s  La Quinta Echegueren [what?] – that’s the gorgeous space with the gorgeous view on Paseo del Centenario on Cierro del Viega near Colegio El Pacifico [the “blue college]. It has been converted to a divine event space and the evening will be filled with divine surprises such as: music by Cheryl Gaudet; opera singers and pianists too; wine and hors d’oeuvres by Chef Del Toro of Gaia Bistrot. For your $800 ticket [remember, all proceeds go to benefit The Red Cross] please call Wendy Hardouin’s office number, Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. at: 913 7320. Her team will deliver tickets to you if you can’t get to the consulate. Tickets are also for sale at: Gaia Bistrot in the Plazuela Machado, closed Mondays for lunch, but open from Monday night and all week after 1 p.m. 112 2525; Tippy Toes, Sixto Osuna #115, 10 a.m. 5 p.m. Monday to Saturday, 669 981 3463. Sunset Melodies starts at 5:30 p.m. and goes to 8 p.m – valet parking if you wish. 

Tuesday March 26 and Wednesday March 27: Rob Lamonica’s Concert Series brings a return engagement with singer Daline Jones and pianist and composer, Diego Ramirez. [have a listen] Other musical guests too! 7 p.m. @ La Bohemia, $150 cover, reservations a must 136 0866.

Friday March 29: Janet Blaser’s book presentation, Why We Left: An Anthology of American women Expats, at El Recreo is cancelled.

Friday March 29:Rob Lamonica’s Concert Series brings a return engagement with singer Daline Jones and pianist and composer,  Diego Ramirez. [have a listen] Other musical guests too! Noon @ Diego’s, $150 cover, reservations recommended 669 159 0160.

Friday March 29: Thai Night at La Olivia! A five course Thai dinner, and a welcome cocktail, 6:30 p.m. Chef Barbara is busy thinking about special Thai ingredients so this will be chef’s surprise! Limited seating, reservations a must, please drop by and leave a deposit [ or pay in full, it’s $650], at La Olivia on Belisario Dominquez #1216

Friday March 29: Artist Rafka González’s Exhibit. “Self-taught Chicano artist Ralfka Gonzalez was born in San Antonio, Texas in 1958 and now lives and works in Oakland, California. Gonzalez is also well known in Philadelphia, where he spent several years in the 1980s and 1990s, participating in exhibitions at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Arthur Ross Gallery, Taller Puertorriqueno, Indigo arts Gallery, Nexus Gallery, Afro-American Museum and The Painted Bride among other places. His mural, El Gran Conjunto del Fin del Mundo can be seen at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia.  Gonzalez has also worked for several periods in Chicago and in Oaxaca, Mexico.He co-wrote and illustrated the award-winning children’s book, My First Book of Proverbs/ Mi Primer Libro de Dichos, published by Children’s Book Press in 1995. Among his other diverse projects have been the interiors for restaurants in San Francisco and Chicago, graphics for a new label of Mexican mescal, postcard and notecard designs, and the cover art for Sandra Cisneros’ book Loose Women (Random House, 1994). His work was featured in Raw Vision magazine in 1994.” Wow! Museo de Arte, 7 p.m., in the Galeria Carlos Bueno, free everyone is welcome. The show goes on until April 30. [Museo de Art is located on Sixto Osuna and Venustiano Carranza].

Friday March 29: Concert, Serenata de un Cobarde with tenor Jorge Echeagaray and Los Hermanos Osuna. This concert takes place at the Antonio Haas Theatre [NOT Casa Haas,] at the Malecon and Fisherman’s Monument, at 8 p.m. For tickets [$150] call 669 179 7460.

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, Saturday March 30 and Sunday March 31:  Bier Fest – “food  music  beer  fun” at all the Mazatlan International Centre.  Thirteen countries [ some are Coratia, Netherlands, Germany, Belgium, Mexico, USA, Brazil ++] will be participating with beer and artisanal beers plus gourmet food from their region. Organizers promise 20 brewery companies with more than 200 kinds of beers! There will be a play area for children, and lots of entertainment. There’s even a raffle to win a new car ++ many more surprises. Friday’s music is Enanitos Verdes,[The Cured] 9 pm.; Saturday is A Flock of Seagulls,[The Duran Duran Experience + Falsa Orquestra Cubana] 9 p.m.  and Sunday is Mau y Ricky[Chucho Rivas + Alex Coppel] at 9 p.m. But remember the music does start at noon with a combo of djs and live music. Tickets available at Wing’s Army, and Bier & Garten. VIP for all 3 days is $1790; VIP for one day $660, General admission for 3 days is $970, General admission for one day is $360. The entry fee does not cover what you spend on beer and food – that’s all extra. But it’s extra special because it’s all such a unique choice. Doors open at noon and you can start drinking beer at noon – if you wish – and go until midnight! There’s music all day and the headliners start at 6 p.m.until midnight.  For more information call : 669 270 6213.

Saturday March 30: The Mazatlan Dance Academy performs “Ananda Rising Stars @ Museo de Arte, in the patio, at 7 p.m. Free! [Museo de Arte is located on Sixto Osuna and Venustiano Carranza.]

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 Ocean – and guest quilters Velda Newman, Jeanne Matysiak and Janet Mednick all from San Francisco, California. This special event takes place at El Cid Resort,[ El Moro Castillo Conference Room] and there will be classes, quilts for sale as well as art. “Our goal is to make Mazatlan the quilting capital of Mexico and establish a quilt museum.” says owner, founder, beyond -hard-dedicated -worker, Linda Hannawalt.  There will be 300 quilts on display and 25 of them are over 100 years old. There will also be a section of “Made in Mazatlan” items featuring independent local artists. Open from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m., $50 entry. [for more information contact the shop at 669 668 3247]. [Go here if you wish to read more details on the San Francisco Quilt Shop]

Saturday March 30: Festival de la Luz/fireworks! The  fireworks will begin at 8 p.m. on the Malecon from the Fisherman’s Monument to Valentino’s and will last about 25-30 minutes. [note, ad says 8:30 p.m. other sources say 8 p.m.]

Sunday March 31: Piano concert with Maestro José Miguel Rivera @ Museo de Arte, in the courtyard. $150, 7 p.m. [Museo de Arte is located on Sixto Osuna and Venustiano Carranza and please have exact peso change, the Museo has difficulty giving change.]

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Friday April 5: ArtWalk in Centro!  It’s the 12th annual and this afternoon over 45 artists in 28 locations in Centro are delighted to open their doors and studios so you can see [or buy] their latest creations. It such a great mix of photography, ceramics, printmaking, drawings, sculptures, pastels, water colours, oil paintings, and all kinds of digital art. Doors are open from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. Organizers are distributing maps and you’ll find them in restaurants, hotels, gift shops from Centro to Cerritos.

Sunday April 7: Daylight Savings, spring forward one hour.

Wednesday April 10:ArtWalk in the Golden Zone! What a marvellous way to spend a Wednesday afternoon wandering from art stall to art stall along Playa Gaviotas. The artists, designers, photographers, fabric makers, [plus many more] will be at their displays between the Holiday Inn to the Shrimp Factory from 2 p.m. until 6 p.m. You can easily walk it in 20 minutes, or take your time; stop at your favourite restaurant for a drink, a nibble, then shop for some unique gifts. Some restaurants will be displaying art, but it’s mostly on the street. Go with friends – mix, mingle, sip, shop, repeat -for a wonderful Wednesday afternoon delight. Brochures will be distributed in all the GZ cafes, bars during ArtWalk. And you can find them on FB.   

If you are an artist and would like to participate [or have questions] the organizers are: Lisa Burt –; Sandra Felix Donnadieu –; Irma Alicia Gastelum-; Yuliia Yushina –;

Sunday April 14 until Saturday April 20: Semana Santa/Easter Week.

Wednesday  April 17: Plastiko Concert @ Diego’s: Warm-up is Rootserford 8 p.m. followed by more reggae bands. $100, or $120 on the day of, tickets at Diego’s, Life en Español Centro & GZ, and The Shrimp Bucket on Olas Altas.

Sunday April 21: Easter Dinner @ Twisted Mama’s. And what a buffet for $240: baked ham, scalloped potatoes, green peas, carrots, salad and lemon meringue pie for dessert. Doors open at 5 p.m. Be sure to call for a reservation 669 129 2021 or e: twisted_mamas@gmailcom


Wednesday April 24 – Sunday April 28: Moto Week/La Semana Internacional de la Moto Mazatlan 2019

Sunday April 28: Holi Festival. This has been celebrated for hundreds of years in India, and is known as a spring festival, a festival of colours, a festival of love. Event organizer, Karina Bárcena is bringing the Holi Festival to Mazatlan for the 5th year. Once again it will be at the Convention Center (MIC) and theme this year is Todos Somos Uno – we are all one. On the outside grounds, in the ‘modern version’ (celebrated simultaneously in 19 cities across Mexico and U.S.) everyone will be welcoming “spring, and the arrival of hope, joy, love and fraternity” by practicing yoga, [six different classes] dancing and listening to music [tribute to Queen plus the Camerata Mazatlan] with friends and family. There’s even a Kaula Market for children with more than 50 stands.

The culmination of the festival is observed with the release of multi-coloured dry powders. The event starts at 3:00 p.m until 8 p.m. and the cost this year is $350. Karina Bárcena is the director of Karina Yoga and you can contact her for more information at 669 994 7238 or via e mail at:

The Holi Party starts earlier and lasts longer this year. On Saturday April 27 there’s a Holi Parry at the Club de Playa for $100 which includes music and drinks. On Monday April 29, is the Holi Adventure – which involves an opportunity to explore the three islands – either by snorkeling, kayaking, hiking or just relaxing. The cost is $799. More information to come, but you can always contact Karina – as there are different prices for all events, or single prices for solo events.


Friday May 3: Mon Laferte, La Gira de Norma. “Norma Monserrat Bustamante Laferte, better known by her stage name Mon Laferte, is a Chilean singer-songwriter and actress. Being currently the most listened to Chilean artist on Spotify worldwide, she has also been the Chilean artist with the most nominations in a single edition of the Latin Grammy Awards.”Mazatlan International Center, 9 p.m. Tickets available on boletomovil, Mazatlan International Center, 669 989 6060. $620 – $1,820. or e:

Sunday May 5: Cinco de Mayo day and Tanya Carrum will be performing at Friends Dinner.

Thursday February 20 – Tuesday February 25: Carnaval, 2020!



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. When you phone ask the restaurant ” a qué hora comienza tu musica? – what time does your music start, as that seems to change too!. 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:  Kannon, La Mona del Astillero, 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. ♦ Wingin’ It,[have listen]Via Condotti, reservations necessary, 910 2085] 6 p.m. Mr. Rio, 28/Ventiocho, 7 p.m. Rezaka, Lucky B’s, 7 p.m. ♦ 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. Paco Hugar, Cheers, 8:30 p.m.

Tuesdays: Brenster’s Beach Bash, [have a listen, or read Brenster’s profile where you can hear his original jingle]  $80 cover, or $340 all you can drink, Diego’s, 2 p.m.[this just in: if you book your hotel at Star Palace, Pacific Palace, Oceano Palace or Luna Palace whisper the secret word, “Brenstervip” and you’ll receive a special VIP hotel rate and a free ticket to Brenster’s Beach Bash.]  Kannon (r ‘n r, have a listen) El Malquerida, 4:30 – 7:30 Kamaleon,[have a listen] Road House, 5:30 p.m. ♦ Live music [varies], Diego’s, 6 p.m.Kraken, La Catrina, 7 p.m. ZaZ, [rock ‘n roll, have a listenTwisted Mama’s  7 p.m.  Rex, Lucky B’s/Pinups, 7 p.m Jazz with RIO [Rob, Nacho, Omar, and often special shows] La Bohemia, 7 p.m Malavista S.C. Water’s Edge, 7:00 p.m. Kannon, GusGus GZ, 8:30 p.m.   Alets Malafama, Cheers, 9:30 p.m. 

The Truth and Friends

Wednesdays: Kannon, La Corriente, 2:30 p.m.The Truth and Friends,[various blues musicians change it up every week] Diego’s, 3 p.m.♦ Suki & Ebano, Friend’s Diner, 6 p.m.♦ Kamaleón, 28, 6:30 p.m. Tanya Carrum,[mixed, have a listen] La Catrina,  6;30 p.m Canvas [acoustic guitar] Water’s Edge, 7 p.m. Rex Rocks [rock ‘n roll],Twisted Mama’s  7 p.m.♦ Live music, 28/Veintiocho, 7 p.m. ♦ ZaZ,  Lucky B’s, 7 p.m. KraKen, Margarita’s Restaurant, 7 p.m..♦ Jazz Jam, La Bohemia, 7:30   Te para Dos, El Malquerido Sport Bar, 8 p.m.  Kannon, GusGus GZ, 8:30 p.m. (r ‘n r, have a listen Live music,  Pedro y Lola, 8:30 p.m.  Live music, La Fonda de Chalio, 8:30 p.m KraKen, Diego’s, 8p.m. Alets Malafama, Cheers, 9:30 p.m.  Los Brownies, Simba Sport Bar, 9:30 p.m.

BBE @ Surf’s Up.

Thursdays: Beggars Banquet Experience [BBE, have listen], Surf’s Up,[reserve –] 1 p.m.♦ Kannon, El Velero [Stone Island], 2:30 p.m. – 6 p.m.♦ Jay Burns [country, rock he does it all, have a listen], Friends Diner, 6 p.m. ♦ Rock Creek [rock and dance music], La Palapa del Mar, 6 p.m. ♦ Noche de Karaoke, La Fábula, 6 p.m.♦ The Grave, Road House, 6 p.m. Richard Eager and Scotty Auble, light jazz to enhance your dining, El Presidio, 6:30 p.m.♦ Live jazz, Casa Loma, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. ♦ Wingin’ It, Water’s Edge, 6:30 p.m. Tanya Twain, 28, 6:30 p.m. Bandera [country rock] Twisted Mama’s, 7 p.m.  Rafael Rodriquez [easy, have a listen], Kelly’s Bar at Pueblo Bonito Emerald Bay, 7 p.m. Rex , Lucky B’s/Pinups, 8 p.m. ♦ Rezaka, La Catrina, 8 p.m Malavista S.C., Pedro y Lola, 8:30 p.m. Live music, La Fonda de Chalio, 9 p.m BuenTrip, Cheers, 9:30 p.m..♦  KraKen, Simba Sport Bar, 10 p.m. Lo que Cantamos Las Mujeres [Heidi Herrera’s band], La Bohemia, 10:30 p.m.

Fridays:  Rob Lamonica’s Concert Series [always changing], Diego’s, noon ♦Los Bandits [“blues and other bad habits”], Diego’s, 3:30 – 5:30 p.m. 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 Reecuentros [rock ‘n roll], El Malquerido Sport Bar, 6 p.m.♦ Live music,  Life en Español, 6 p.m. Wingin’ It, La Fábula, 6 p.m.  ZaZ,  Lucky B’s, 7 p.m.  Mr. Rio, Veintiocho/28, 7 p.m. ♦ Rafael Rodriquez [easy, have a listen], Kelly’s Bar, Pueblo Bonito Emerald Bay, 7 p.m Los Cryps, Friends Diner, 7 p.m. Live music,  Belisario, 7:30 p.m.  KraKen, [have a listen] 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.  La Rezaka, Cheers, 9 p.m.  Rex, Speedy Hot Wings , 9 p.m. Live music, Barracruda’s ♦ Live music, Coco’s, 9:30 p.m. Malavista, La Fábula, 9:30 p.m.♦ Alets Malafama, Shrimp Bucket, 9:30 p.m.  Live music Simba Sport Bar, 10 p.m.

Saturdays: Beggars Banquet Experience, BBE [have a listen], Surf’s Up, 1 p.m. The Truth and Friends [keeping the blues alive], La Tortuga, 3 p.m.♦ Malavista S.C., Malquerido Rocking Cantina, 4:30 -7:30 Shaman Blues Band, Bier Garten, [have a listen] 5 p.m.♦ Keith Catfish Woodrow, La Fábula, 6 p.m.The Troubadours [have a listen] Macaws, 6 p.m.♦ Lou Paul [country], El Rincón de Nasha, 6 p.m.♦ Cloakas, Road House, 6 p.m.♦ Jay Burns [country, pop, rock, ballads, Jay does it all, have a listen] La Catrina, 5 p.m. Live music. Twisted Mama’s, 7 p.m.♦ Rex Rocks,Lucky B’s/Pinups, 8 p.m. ♦ Tanya Carrum,  Water’s Edge, 7 p.m.♦ Live music,  Belisario, 8 p.m. ♦ Son de Tres, La Catrina, 7 p.m.♦ Rafael Rodriquez, [easy, have a listen], Kelly’s Bar at Pueblo Bonito Emerald Bay, 7 p.m. ♦ Los Cryps, Gaia Bistrot, 8 p.m.♦ Bar Trio Jazz, La Fábula, 8:30 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.♦ Malavista S.C., Via Condotti, 8:30 p.m♦ Kannon, Cafe Pacifico, 9 p.m. Grupo Versátil, Los Zarapes, 9 p.m. ♦ Mariachi Jalisciense, El Malquerido Sport Bar, 8;30 p.m.♦Bar Trio Jazz, La Fábula, 8:30 p.m.  Live music Hoy Toca Sport Bar, 9:30 p.m. Alets Malafama, Dos de Tres, 9:30 p.m.  Cloakas Rock, Simba Sport Bar, 9:30 p.m.♦ Son de Tres,[“music to dance to”] La Catrina, 9:30 p.m.  La Rezaka, Cheers, 10 p.m.

Sundays:.Kraken, [classic rock] La Tortuga, 2 p.m. – 6 p.m Shaman Blues Band,[have listen] Bier Garten, 2:30 p.m.  Rex,[rock ‘n roll] Twisted Mama’s,  7 p.m.  Live music, Belisario, 7:30 p.m. La Rezaka, 8 p.m. Cheers, 10 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 ♦ 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.♦ Karaoke, La Catrina, 9 p.m.  Los Brownies, Hoy Toca Sport Bar, 9:30 p.m. ♦ La Rezaka, Cheers, 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 Made, Miquel Aleman #927 [almost at the docks], open Monday to Saturday from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. The hours reflect this is a not-for-profit gallery. Made is owned and operated by three artists: Cristiano Gabrielli [he has the Italian influence], Vanya Saavedra [dancer for Delfos] and Germán Torres. Call 669 129 1683.

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 slowly this wonderful space has come alive. [to view Cecilia’s own artwork] [During Semana Santa/Easter/Holy Week and other National holidays] 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. You may wish to read a detailed  profile on the Museo de Arte.

On Now: Homage to the famous artist from Los Mochis, Roberto Pérez Rubio-“Roads and Mysteries of Art”   in the salon named after him, Roberto Pérez Rubio. This versatile and beloved artist died in February 2018 – his art is described as “a man of the world, an icon of expressionism and abstraction a cultural pioneer as a painter, sculptor, installation artist, landscape architect, urbanist, teacher of teachers and young creators, cultural promoter and source of knowledge, illustration and experiences.” The show goes on until April 21.

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 has 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 is back with many exciting events [movies, house tours, Spanish lessons, special presentations etc. etc. ] – it’s all here.


[“Ongoing” covers events, tours, special stores, that don’t have dates, but days – hence they are ongoing during the season.]

Monday to Friday: Flavor Teller Street Food Tours. Tour leader Maaike Hoekstra will take you on a unique journey of Mazatlan street flavours. [“all safe and clean!” so say all of the participants]. “The Flavor Teller gave us the gift of seeing a side of Mazatlan that not many tourists get to see.” Flavor Teller is approaching its second year and is currently #1 on Trip Advisor in this category. The tour leaves the Plazuela Machado at 10 a.m. and returns around 1 p.m.  Be sure to visit the website.

Every Wednesday to Saturday: La Beth’s Bazaar.The Bazaar will be open from Wednesday to Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. It really is an upscale consignment and charity shop. Many friends found great clothing and treasures last year. A large portion of the proceeds go to charities that Elizabeth has researched and deemed worthy. The store is located in Centro on the corner of Benito Juarez and Constitución, across from Topolo. She’s promising “new unique clothing designed exclusively for the bazaar.”

Learn to tango with Dalila Garcia. Please give Dalila a call [she speaks English] for more information – 644 420 4044.or e mail:

Every Saturday : The Organic Market : Farmers Market/Mercado Orgánico, Plazuela Zaragoza, in Centro from 8 a.m. until noon. Every Saturday this square celebrates with all types of fresh greens, cheeses, breads, fruits, vegetables, cooking demos and there are even some crafts. Early birds get there at 8 if you decide to arrive later you may find your favourite herbs are sold out!  It’s a real Saturday community event and many people enjoy starting their day here – especially with Rico’s coffee.

Every Wednesday: Music Jam Session, El Recreo, Constitución #209, 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., “The Recreo Jazz Jam is intended for intermediate level musicians with the ability to reach chord charts of jazz standards.”…. audience please BYOB.

Every Wednesday: Taco Tour with Chef Alastair from Water’s Edge,[Sixto Osuna # 48] 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., $900. Call 136 0895 to reserve or e:

Spanish classes with art! At the Museo de Arte [Sixto Osuna across from Macaws], every Tuesday and Thursday from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. $200 to register, $800 for the month with Maestro Ignacio Osuna.

Every Monday and Tuesdays: Cooking classes with Chef Alastair from Water’s Edge [Sixto Osuna #48]  from 10 am. until after lunch;  $1200 , cash only please. “The class is a small-hands on class. In the class, you prepare three micro plates using fresh local ingredients. After you sit down and enjoy your meals along with wine pairings. Over the last six years we have had over 2000 people take our classes and loved them.” Call 136 0895 to reserve or e:

Every Wednesday [until about the end of March]: Mazatlan Market Place on La Catrina Restaurant’s patio…”pies, sausages, desserts, cookies, muffins, pickles, jewelry, Kombucha, won tons and much much more” from 9 a.m. until noon.

Culinary creator, Paola Osuna recently launched Tomatl – food tours [tacos and mezcal and  Pata Salada] and cooking classes. “Authentic and compelling experiences with local guides”. For days, times and location contact Paola at 669 171 4800, or visit her website.

Every Saturday: The Cerrito’s Bazar Market, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Ave. has moved to The Road House Restaurant [east side of Sabalo Cerritos, across from Villas del Mar] ” We will be selling an array of food and dessert items, jewelry, cards, art, coffee and much moe, as new vendors are joining the market weekly.”

Every Monday: Monday Bingo at Friends Diner, 3 p.m. with net proceeds benefiting Amigos de los Animales animal shelter. Bingo card is $50 pesos. Friends Diner is in the GZ, Laguna #300, 913 6066.