Arts & Entertainment Calendar


Please keep scrolling to find your fun at: Angela Peralta Theatre, Around Town, Daily Music Notes,
El Recreo,
 Galleries and Weekly Activities.

(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.)

Monday April 13,14,15,16,17,19: Festival José Limón./Jose Limon Festival The annual homage to Culiacan dancer, José Limón (1908-1972) takes place over six nights. He’s considered the pioneer of modern dance and choreography. Each night is a different dance program. $80 – $120, 8 p.m.

Thursday April 23: Gala Folclórica. Classic Mexican dances and music by both Ballet Folclórico de Instituto de Cultura Mazatlan and the Grupo Folclórico Juvenil del Insituto de Cultura de Mazatlan. $150-$200, 8 p.m.

Saturday April 25: Carmen, Leyendas y Pasiones: Maestra Zoila Fernández of the Compañia Ballet Clásico de Sinaloa along with choreographer Guillermo Carrillo are staging a ballet like you’ve “never seen before.” Portions of it have been adapted from Carmen Suite – a one-act ballet created in 1967 by Cuban choreographer Alberto Alonso with music written by Russian composer Rodion Shchedrin. Carmen is in a love triangle with Don José and the bullfighter Escamillo. Guillermo Carrillo has added his interpretations on pas de deux with guest Cuban dancer Irma Laura Osuna.  Legends and passions, it’s all happening under this duo’s creative hands. $150-$280. 8 p.m.  and again at noon on Sunday April 26.

Wednesday April 29: Encuentro de Academias: Wow! Dance groups, including Mazatlan’s award winning Delfos perform a variety of dances – from flamenco, to ballet, to salsa, to jazz it will be an eye-popping performance. $100-$150, 8 p.m.

Monday May 4: El Lago de los Cisnes. The dazzling Moscow Ballet company returns to perform Swan Lake. $300 – $400, 8 p.m.

Thursday May 7: Carl Orff3: Carmina Burana is a scenic cantata composed by Carl Orff in 1935 based on 24 poems from the medieval collection of Carmina Burana. It features the Angela Peralta choral singers, Coro Angela Peralta. $150-$250, 8 p.m.

Saturday May 23: Camerata Rocks!  Sting, Coldplay, U2, Journey, Queen and other pop music will be played under the direction of Maestro Percival Alvarez. $200, 8 p.m.

Friday June 12 and Saturday June 13: Alicia en el Pais de las Maravillas. Based on Lewis Carroll’s 1865 classic Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland our local ballet company (Escuela Municipal de Ballet) under the direction of Maestra Zoila Fernández, have set the words and tone to a wonderful light-hearted modern ballet. $100 – $200, 8 p.m.

Friday June 19: Fin de cursos de la Escuela Profesional de Danza de Mazatlan: students from the four year dance school, EPDM, perform out-of-the-box dances. Always creative. $100, 8 p.m.

Saturday July 4: Graduación de la EPDM: It’s graduating class’s turn from Escuela Profesional de Danza de Mazatlan to dance their most creative vignettes.The fourth year students never disappoint the audience. $100, 8 p.m.

Friday July 17: Carlos Osuna en concierto con la Camerata Mazatlan. Popular tenor, Carlos Osuna performs with the Camerata singing such classics as: Muñequita linda, Bésame mucho, Cuando veulva a tu lado, Dime que si, Júrame, Asi, Granda and Piensa en mi. $150-$200, 8 p.m.

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.)


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 begin at 10 a.m. and finish around 2 p.m. $700, please call to reserve: 136 0895, or e mail: The dates are: Monday April 6; Monday April 13; Monday April 20; Monday April 27.

Now until – Sunday April 5: Semana Santa ( The Paseo Claussen/ Olas Altas party, Bandódromo, is from Wednesday April 1 to Saturday April 4. 8 p.m. – 4 a.m. The street will be closed both ways from Zaragoza to Miguel Alemán during those hours. Free entrance. Banda bands will vary each night and the four stages are on: Sixto Osuna, Constitución, Deer monument, monumento del Venadito, opposite El Shrimp Bucket and between the two monuments José Angela Espinoza (opposite La Chuputeria) and La Mujer Mazatleca (tribute to women, opposite ‘the cave’.) Thursday April 2: 7 p.m., a parade from Av. Rafael Buelna to Rigoberto Lewis (behind the Freeman); Friday April 3: 10:30 p.m., fireworks on Olas Altas; Saturday April 4: 7 p.m., parade along Olas Altas.

Tuesday March 31: Bingo for the Red Cross! It’s the wrap party for the Bingo Club! 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.

Wednesday April 8 -Sunday April 12: XX Aniversario Sema de la Moto, 20th Anniversary of Moto Week. The main parade takes place on Sunday April 12. Streets will be closed both ways. It begins at the Aquarium on Av De los Deportes, and goes along Av. del Mar/Paseo Claussen/Olas Altas, loops around the round-about at the Freeman, along Miguel Alemán, and returns to the Malecon, going north to finish at Valentino’s where Rafael Buelna intersects. The bikes  roar through Centro at about 5:30 p.m.

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:

Sunday April 12: 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. The rituals have become popular with non-Hindus in over 25 countries. Event organizer, Karina Bárcena is bringing the Holi Festival to Mazatlan for the very first time at the Convention Center (MIC). On the outside grounds in the ‘modern version’ (celebrated simultaneously in 14 cities across Mexico and U.S. ) everyone will be welcoming “spring, and the arrival of hope, joy, love and fraternity” by practicing  yoga, medication dancing and listening to music (DJ Julio Recinos, group Falsa Orquesta Cubana, drummer Dany Borrego) with friends and family. As with any group yoga, you are asked to your bring own mat and any other props you may require. The culmination of the festival is observed with the release of multi-coloured dry powders, dust – hence the festival of colours. Just add water and your skin becomes the palette of life. This is an alcohol -free zone. The event is outdoors and starts at 4:30 p.m. It’s free, but you must get  your wristband ahead of time, either at the MIC or at LOOK Gallery, Sixto Osuna #59, closed Sundays, open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.



Tuesday April 14: Our Natural Heritage/Nuestro Patrimonio Natural Event. Seven of Mazatlan’s star chefs are cooking under the stars at Casa Garcia. Combine chef Julian Portugal (El Parador), Luis Osuna (Panama), Héctor Peniche (Héctor’s Bistro), Diego Becerra (El Presidio), Marino Maganda (Pueblo Bonito) ,Ignacio Osuna (Panama) and Mariana Gomez Rubio (freelance) with the glorious space of El Presidio, stir in friendship, add a wonderful cause and you have yourself one heck of a fundraiser. By supporting this historic event with the launch of Our Natural Heritage (a new conservation initiative), you can help CONSELVA build a better world for future generations. Money from tonight’s fundraiser will go to the people who live in (and help protect) the area; many have dirt floors and cook on primitive wood- burning stoves that pollute the environment, their small homes and endanger their health. Organizers have located an award-winning design – a wood-burning stove, made from stone that is super efficient and environmentally friendly. Chef Diego said “these are so efficient I want one for my restaurant!” The goal is to provide 100 families with these stoves – they cost $1500 each.  To understand more about CONSELVA please go to This exciting event with Mazatlan’s top chefs begins at 8 p.m. at Casa Garcia (El Presidio/Compañia Minera), located on Niños Heroes #1511. Tickets are on sale now; $1000, cash only, at CONSELVA’s office, on Olas Altas #66, suite 202 open Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. – above Fonda’s restaurant or at Casa Garcia, open every day after 1 p.m, please ask for Beatriz, 910 2615

Tuesday April 14: Hard Travelin’ with Woody: A one-man multimedia play with the music and artworks of Woody Guthrie, written and performed by Randy Noojin. Hall of Fame director and Mazatlan resident, Marshall W. Mason, is bringing the popular cultural event to Mazatlan. “Hop a box car through the Dustbowl with Woody Guthrie and commune with the spirit and songs of America’s iconic folksinger.” Randy Noojin has acted in hundreds of plays in the US and holds an M.F.A. from The University of Iowa’s Playwrights Workshop. 7 p.m., Antonio Haas Theater, ( not to be confused with Casa Haas)  $250 – $300, call 981 4731 for more information. If you buy a $300 ticket it includes a reception and a chance to meet the talented Randy Noojin. Tickets will be sold on Saturdays at the Organic Market, Zaragoza Plaza, 9 a.m. – noon (just not on April 4); La Cocina de Ana, GZ, Fridays from noon to 3 p.m and Marshall Mason will also be selling tickets at Macaws, on Wednesdays from noon to 3 p.m.

Thursday April 16: Amigos sin Voz fundraiser: money raised will go towards the neutering and spaying of cats and dogs. The event takes place at the restaurant Dock 7 and your $200 ticket includes dinner, door prizes, a silent auction and a 50/50 raffle. Live music is performed by local talent. You can buy your tickets at Dock 7, LOOK Gallery (Sixto Osuna #59, open Monday – Saturday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m) and Estética Canina La Jungla (Av. Camáron Sábalo #310, call for office hours, 669 913 1631). If you would like to know more about Amigos sin Voz, please call 980 0754 – the foundation was created in  2012 and is dedicated to preventative care.

Friday April 17: Cuaderno de las apariencias. Poet, Francisco Meza reads and discusses his latest poem. In Spanish. Galeria Angela Peralta, $100, 7 p.m.

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:

Friday May 8 and Saturday May 8: Café de Chinitas; presented by the fiery, fabulous Mazatlan flamenco group, Suncai Gitano. Casa Haas, $150, 8 p.m.

Friday May 22: Mezza Notte. Plena. Mezzo soprano Mariela Angulo in concert. Accompanied on the piano by Héctor Acosta she will be offering a selection from Händle, Bach, Purcell and Pergolesi. Casa Haas, $100, 7 p.m.

Thursday May 28: Me llamo Hokusai. Poet Christian Peña presents his award winning Poem (Bellas Artes de Poesia Aquascalientes 2014), in Spanish. Casa Haas, free with ticket, 7 p.m.

Friday May 30: Pop Concert. No translation required! Creators, Ana Elena Morales, Mónica Osuna and Victor Osun have assembled musicins and singers to pay tribute to: Metallica, Britney Spears, Robbie Williams, Adele, Guns n’ Roses, Madonna, Oasis, Whitney Houston, Boy Bands, Beatles, ColdPlay, Beyonce, Lady Gaga, Michael Jackson, and Queen. Casa Haas,  $150, 8 p.m. And again on Sunday May 31 at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m.

Saturday June 20: Soprano Penélope Luna in concert: Casa Haas, free with ticket, 7 p.m.

Carnaval 2016: Thursday February 4 – Tuesday February 9, 2016

Daily Music Notes


 April 1 – 4 is Semana Santa. Centro will be blasting banda bands with the Bandódromo festival, the Plazuela Machado has special acts booked in the kiosk and all of Mazatlan will be packed with tourists. Call ahead to confirm your music of the night. 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: 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)

Tuesdays: Brenster’s Beach Bash, (mixed), Diego’s Beach House, (all you can drink $275 or cover of $70), 2 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)

Wednesdays: Fairly Honest Jon & The Truth (blues), Chill and Grill, 1 p.m. – 6 p.m ZAZ, Twisted Mama’s, 2 p.m. ♦Kannon, (R&R), La Corriente, 3 p.m. – 6 p.m. ♦ Lina’s Party Time Karoake, GusGus, Marina, 6 p.m. ♦ ZAZ, 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 ♦ Jazz Duo, El Presidio, 7 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. ♦ Cheryl Gaudet (acoustic guitar,  have a listen) Chill and Grill, 4 p.m. – 6 p.m. ♦ ZAZ, (r n’ r), Twisted Mama’s, 6:30 p.m. ♦ Wingin’ It, ( 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.  ♦ 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. ♦ Kannon, (r &r), Gringo Lingo 7 p.m. (have a listen) ♦ Jazz Duo, Water’s Edge, 7 p.m.♦ Karaoke (Spanish), Puerto Viejo, 7:30 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: 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 ♦ Wingin’ It,  (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.  ♦ Salty Feet (r&r), Puerto Viejo, 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.(reservations recommended) ♦ 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. ♦ 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), kiosk Plazuela Machado, 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.  ♦ 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) ♦ 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 Bruja, 4:30 p.m. ♦ Lina’s Party Time Karaoke, El Shrimp Bucket, 6 p.m.♦ Classic Jazz,  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 ♦ Los Albureros (Sinaloa sounds), El Albur, 8:30 p.m. ♦ Adiccion, Baja Style, 8:30 p.m.

Thursday April 2: Doc, Diego’s Casa de Playa, 11 p.m.

Friday April 3: Suncai Gitano en Concierto, La Tertulia Cantina Retro, 10 p.m.

The Brenster & Carrum Show Country Concert Series
2015 in Mazatlan

This  season all the shows sold out – to avoid disappointment buy your tickets for April 10 early at the Hotel Playa Mazatlan, Ave. Playa Gaviotas #202, 669 989 0555 or e mail: The concert 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 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.

Tuesday March 31: Painting Uncorked – Sharon Fannin leads this fun workshop that is suited for people “who can’t draw a single line and never painted. You’ll get personalized step by step guidance in completing the project. We guarantee you’ll have fun painting as well as chatting and trading ideas with fellow students. Simply bring an old shirt or apron, pencil, rag and your favourite adult beverage.” $400, all proceeds go to Hospice. Please reserve with Sharon via e mail:

Thursday April 2: Wild (2014), 3 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.

Monday April 6: Mary and Martha (2013), 3 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.

Wednesday April 8: Explorations presents Alive Inside: A Story of Music and Memory (2014) with hosts Sharon Fannin and Christine Welch. This moving documentary explores how the magic of music improves memory and brings life to patients with Alzheimer’s and dementia. Sharon has worked for 23 years with Alzheimer’s patients helping them connect memories through art, music and family photographs. Christine has extensive experience is grieving families where she used storytelling, puppetry and music in her end of life therapy sessions. 2 p.m. $80, book online, and tickets are available at 1:30 p.m.

Thursday April 9: The Judge (2014), 3 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.

Sunday April 12: Contratiempos with Citalali Iglesias and Mirabras Flamenco Dance Studio.  This favourite flamenco dance troupe returns to present Contratiempos – a creative peek inside the intimate world of dance as Maestra Citalali guides her students in a demonstration of a dance rehearsal. Their passionate and strong renditions of flamenco dance classics are interspersed with amusing interchanges among dancers and their teachers as they work together to create a show right in front of you. Dancers are accompanied by live musicians and singers, including flamenco guitarist Aldo Bonilla, percussionist Ricardo Montes Silva and castanets, songs and hand rhythms by Ana E. Morales and Citalali Iglesias herself. There are two shows, 3 p.m. and 5 p.m., $130, book online, tickets available 30 minutes prior to the performance.

Monday April 13: Citizen Four (2014), 3 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.

Thursday April 16: Interstellar (2014), 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. (note later time for second show)

Friday April 17: Interstellar (2014), 3 p.m. screening only

Sunday April 19 (3 p.m.) and Monday April 20 (7 p.m.): Playreading, Fox on the Fairway.  Ken Ludwig’s play “takes audiences on a hilarious romp which pulls the rug out from underneath the stuffy denizens of a private golf club. Filled with mistaken identities, slamming doors, and over-the-top romantic shenanigans, it’s a furiously paced comedy that recalls the Marx Brothers’ classics. A charmingly madcap adventure about love, life and man’s eternal love with…golf.” $130, book online, tickets available 30 minutes before the performance.

Monday April 27: Foxcatcher (2014), 3 p.m, and 5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday April 29: Explorations presents The Pirate Ship Forward in Teacapán. Mazatleco Joaquin López is a naval historian as well as an English professor/translator at the University of Sinaloa. While growing up in Teacapán he heard fantastic family stories of pirates, treasures and the U.S. Navy facing off in the 1870 battle of Teacapán.  Joaquin is an expert on the marine history of Sinaloa and his talk about the Mexican desire to regain their treasure will be spellbinding. 2 p.m., $80, book online tickets available at 1:30 p.m.

Thursday April 30: The Boxtrolls (2014), 3 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.

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
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. ♦ 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 (just not on April 4) ♦ 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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