Arts & Entertainment Calendar

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

Sunday December 4: Es Medianoche…Variedades Nocturnas/It’s Midnight, night varieties. The performance is a collaboration between Delfos Danza Contemporánea and Foco Al Aire. If you think you are going to see a typical Delfos modern dance performance, forget it! You won’t, this is something completely different and with almost no dance.

Delfos entertains you with a sound track that  the dancers have had to lip- synch to. It’s funny, it’s political, it’s current, the variety of music is wonderful, it’s non-stop entertainment. The dancers completely immerse themselves in their different characters. 80% of the performance is in English with many songs, impersonations and skits in English. 6 p.m., $50 – $200

Friday December 9 and Saturday December 10: Tributo a los clásicos del rock/Héctor Ortiz provides a night of rock and roll! He’s Elvis, he’s Bryan Adams [r he’s Deep Purple, The Beach Boys, Billy Idol, Rolling Stones and tons more r n’ r stars. “Héctor Ortiz & The Classics is a show for the whole family” – it’s your night to rock it. 8 p.m., $100 – $450.

Sunday December 11: Estrenos de Invierno/Despierta tus sentidos! Two performances from the dance school EPDM [Escuela Profesional de Danza de Mazatlan.] delfosThe EPDM students always perform as professionals. They practice in small room in the school [next door to the Angela Peralta] and this is their opportunity to dance on a “real” stage. Always creative. 7 p.m., $100

Thursday December 15 and Friday December 16: Gala Navideña/ Christmas Concert. This is the night the stage is spilling over with joy, hope and holiday happiness. It is a cast of thousands: The Camerata Mazatlan, the Angela Peralta Choral group, ballet dancers, guest musicians and always more surprises. It’s says Merry Christmas and we’ll see you in the new year. 8 p.m., $100 – $350.

[Gordon Campbell’s Sunday Concerts. Now in it’s sixth year, Maestro Gordon Campbell, conductor of the Sinaloa Symphony Orchestra [OSSLA] carefully selects and arranges eight concerts to entertain you. He creates a different camerata every time and invites guest artists. The musicians enjoy the Mazatlan concerts as Maestro encourages them to play different pieces, many not heard before in Sinaloa.]

Sunday January 15: Gordon Campbell’s Sunday Concert: Gala Handel, with the choral group from Culiacan. Entrada de la Reina de Saba/The Queen of Sheba, featuring baritone José Manuel González Caro. Noon, $200 if you buy all seven concerts, $300 for one.

Sunday January 22: Gordon Campbell’s Sunday Concert: Multi-media Vivaldi. To a background of videos Maestro will conduct his camarata to Pachelbel’s Cannon featuring violinist Olena Bogaychuk. Noon, $300.

Sunday February 5: Gordon Campbell’s Sunday Concert: a trio of Bach, Handel and Copland. Handel’s concerto no 6; Bach’s CelloSuite No 2; Copland’s Appalachian Spring. Noon, $300.

Sunday February 12: Gordon Campbell’s Sunday Concert: Voz en punto, voice on point. This ensemble of Mexican voices captures “the voice of the country” or known as “The King’s Singers.” voice-en-puntoFounded in 1990 by director José Galván Castañeda the ensemble has perform around the world. Camarata not required this is all acapella. Noon, $300.

Sunday March 5: Gordon Campbell’s Sunday Concert: Pint Size Percussion. Well named, as the group consists of eight young boys between the ages of 11 and 14. They are anxious to entertain you with West Side Story, Mambo, Rumba and Samba as well as Rockin’ Rickie Rocket. A little Beethoven too. These kids are so excited to be on a big stage. Noon, $300.

Sunday March 12: Gordon Campbell’s Sunday Concert: Opera de las cuatro notas/The Four-Note Opera. “Contemporary American composer Tom Johnson is a minimalist…this is arguably the most famous example of this new mode of composition, using four notes, so varied and skillfully blended to appear infinite.” The soprano, mezzosoprano, tenor and baritone “compete with each other in a humorous parody of deadly rivalry between the egotistical singers.” Noon, $300.

~Around Town~

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

Thursday December 8: Art. Performance Art. The Art of Conversation. Artist Cecilia Sánchez Duarte is channeling the era of Gertrude Stein and her days of the 1920’s Paris Salons. Artists, musicians, dancers are all collaborating tonight to entertain you in the hopes that you’ll find a painting, a drawing, a sculpture you can’t live without. As in the Paris Salons, it is art appreciation but it’s also a Selling Art Exhibition. Joining Cecilia will be artists Martha Castillo, Manuel Alencaster, Vicky Almada, Ruth Béhar, Alfredo Kelly, Manuel Carlock, Renato González and Roberto Pérez Rubio. One of these artists will be chosen to hang with Cecilia tonight. The program: at 6 p.m. there will be a printmaking demonstration; at 8 p.m. there will be an art performance with Casa de Carteros, followed by music with Balanescue Quartet, and then of course to make it a real Salon experience you need the creative dancers from EPDM who will perform at 9 p.m. Add cocktails and Picasso just may drop by.new-china Galería de Autor Sánchez Duarte is located in El Cid, Don Julio Berdequé Aznar #318, and the evening is from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. RSVP is a must, please call Cecilia at 669 163 0248, or e mail, galeriasanchezdurate@gmail.com or message on FB Galeria de Autor Sánchez Duarte. A donation of $100 for all the artists is greatly appreciated. Please join the Selling Art Exhibition and immerse yourself in the culture of Mazatlan in a private setting and where the art of conversation is also appreciated.If you would like to watch a video of Cecilia and her printmaking process click here.[additional Salon dates are January 26, February 9 and March 6]

Saturday, December 10: Twisted Mama’s presents Durango’s Glorious 27’s rock the 3 Js – Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin and Jim Morrison. OMG, only at Twisted Mama’s, door open at 5:45, buffet dinner at 6 p.m., show time 7:30 p.m. 4f03ce6863280264819f1368658e72dfTickets are $750, and include dinner, drinks and the kick-ass rock LSD show. Reserve by sending an e mail to: twisted_mamas@hotmail.com or call 669 129-2021.

Saturday December 10: Desayuno de los Pollos/Chicken Breakfast: now in it’s 26th year with over 150 volunteers you too can become part of this great event. It takes place at the APT Tourist dock at 8:30 a.m. No one explains it better than Dianne Hofner Saphiere on her blog VidaMaz, all the details are there. Last year the group delivered 2500 chickens and 1800 bags groceries to the poor. More help and donations are always welcome.

Saturday December 10: Artist Mark Jay dives deep for his Under the Sea series: Once again, LOOK Gallery and Gaia Bistrot are teaming up to bring you a colourful art show, tapas and a welcome cocktail. mj-fishAlways a winning combination – art, food, friends and laughter. Gaia Bistrot [Plazuela Machado] 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Saturday December 10: Ultimo trago con Chavela Vargas /Flor Estrada dons Chavela Vargas’s red jorongo. Isabel Vargas Lizano was born in Costa Rica and she went by the name Chavela, which is a pet name for Isabel. At 14, she sought refuge in the streets of Mexico often dressing as a man, smoking cigars,carrying a gun and always wearing a red jorongo. At 30 she became a professional singer and her success had her touring in Mexico, the US, France and Spain. She recorded more than 80 albums. Chavela died in 2012 but tonight the expressive and talented Flor Estrada brings her alive. Casa Haas, 7 p.m., $100

Sunday December 11: The Mazatlan Comedy Club presents Rick Pulido and Cheryl Anderson. rickRick is known for his energetic, prolific and profound and seemingly naïve observations. “My words are my amo my attitude is my weapon.” “I was not prepared for Cheryl ‘The Soccer Mom’ she was unexpectedly hilarious. I know she’s destined for greatness because she has a sweet delivery with a knockout punchline!” [Ramona Cutrer, Brickhouse Talk].cherylFor the past two years these hilarious nights have sold out quickly mostly because: the acts are terrific, there’s a delicious buffet, oh, there’s an open bar too – all in the wonderful venue of the Venado Showroom, Hotel Playa Mazatlan. Tickets are $600 and are on sale in the lobby of the Hotel Playa. Cash only. You can reserve by e mailing Elizabeth at: concierge@hotelplayamazatlan.com Show starts at 7 p.m., doors open at 5:30 p.m. Give producer Cheryl Gaudet a big round of applause for making you laugh a third year in a row! She certainly made us all laugh on November 13 with Jason Love and Maria Herman, get ready for lots of laughter. [Lance Vient is way more than a superb hotelier – he’s a cartoonist, and a terrific MC, you may enjoy his profile.]

Thursday December 15: El cuerpo del delito. A dance collaboration between La Intrusa de España and Delfos Danza Contemporánea. It’s an intense multi-media dance performance. Casa Haas, 7 p.m., $100.

Saturday December 17: Los Güeros Dice Roll Run: As always, everyone is welcome, it’s a $100 registry and starts at noon at Hoy Toca. Bet and bike [or walk or blade or bus, or taxi] and visit new restaurants and bars.

Wednesday December 21: Rob Lamonica’s Annual Christmas Sing-Along: this year, it’s at Surf’s Up and they are hosting a festive evening for $450. Drum roll, 50% of the proceeds go to the Salvation Army Children’s Home, and the children will be at Surf’s Up to perform. Your ticket will include dinner, you may choose from: chicken roulade stuffed with Brussel sprouts, walnuts and pecorino cheese, served with creamy mashed potatoes and grilled vegetables; or smoked bourbon glazed pork chops, served with creamy mashed potatoes and grilled vegetables. There will also be a silent auction and other festive surprises. Please call Surf’s Up at 988 0951 to reserve or go there to pick-up your ticket. Rob’s piano fires up at 5:30 p.m. “It’s not how much we give but how much love we put into giving”, Mother Teresa

Saturday December 24: An Intimate Christmas Eve with Brenster and Carrum: That is Brent McAthey from Diego’s Beach House and Tanya Carrum who performs at El Shrimp Bucket and La Catrina.This duo will preform Christmas carols, in English and in Spanish, various love songs, and just a wonderful evening filled with festive, holiday songs.Tickets available only at La Catrina, $500 and includes show and dinner – a choice of a traditional Christmas dinner, Mexican dinner or seafood dinner. Doors open at 5, dinner at 6 p.m.

brenster-coppedOnly room for 125 people, please reserve with full payment and select you dinner choice. [perhaps you’d like to read a profile on The Brenster and what it takes to put on a show] La Catrina is closed Mondays and opens at 5 p.m. on Av. Camarón Sabalo at the corner of Delfin.

Friday January 6: ArtWalk: Now in it’s 12th year, Centro artists fling open their studio doors and invite you to look at their work. It’s always varied – from oils, to watercolours, to prints, to jewellery to photographs. It’s a free self-guided tour around Centro and you have an opportunity to meet many artists in Mazatlan; yet there’s never any pressure to buy. 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Map is online

Sunday January 8: The Mazatlan Comedy Club presents Laura Hayden and Jeff Capri. lauraWith a PHD in physical therapy from Boston University Laura Hayden is not only killing her patients with laughter but she’s also killing it on stage as a stand-up comedian and inspirational speaker. The Dr. is crushing it and the “prognosis…terminal laughter.” “Jeff Capri’s ability, while not a priority, to work clean while keeping a caustic cynical edge is what makes this comedian truly unique…The Los Angeles Times calls him…consistently fun, spontaneous, smart and witty…jeffFor the past two years these hilarious nights have sold out quickly mostly because: the acts are terrific, there’s a delicious buffet, oh, there’s an open bar too – all in the wonderful venue of the Venado Showroom, Hotel Playa Mazatlan. Tickets are $600 and are on sale in the lobby of the Hotel Playa. Cash only. You can reserve by e mailing Elizabeth: concierge@hotelplayamazatlan.com Show starts at 7 p.m., doors open at 5:30 p.m. Give producer Cheryl Gaudet a big round of applause for making you laugh a third year in a row! [Lance Vient is way more than a great hotelier – he’s also a cartoonist and a terrific MC – perhaps you’d like to read his profile.]

Saturday January 14: The Annual [always sold out!] Hospice 10th Annual Golf Tournament. For more information and to register: Jack Sieber, jack.sieber@yahoo.com; Dave Croly, dcroly2424@gmail.com; Terry Topf, terryt204@gmail.com Four person teams, scramble, shotgun start, best ball, no handicap – fun for all! “Funds received will be used for doctors, nurses, social workers, psychologists, hospital beds, wheel chairs, walkers, medications, bed linens and supplies.”

Monday January 16: Maz Rocks the Beach Concert: this popular rockin’-on –thebeach music fest returns! Six great rock bands from noon until six [doors open at 11:30 a.m.], advanced tickets will go on sale soon, $180, along with the band line-up. This rock-fest takes place once again at the Baraka Beach Club [next to the Riu Hotel]. Beer and soft drinks are $20, other alcoholic drinks, [“well drinks”] $40.

rock-n-roll

Food truck available with appropriate rock-concert nourishment. It’s all rock and roll baby [ bands will change every month] and where else do you get to hear six amazing bands in six hours for only $180? “Rock and roll is the hamburger that ate the world.”

Wednesday January 18 and Thursday January 19: Twisted Mama’s presents Elvis. Elvis is in the building! Gino Monopoli is Elvis and everyone agrees he’s elvisone of the greatest living Elvis tribute artists. From Toronto, he’s played Elvis around the world. Tickets on sale now [twisted_mamas@hotmail.com, or call 669 129 2021], only room for 100 people. Your $750 ticket includes a buffet dinner at 6 p.m.,  an open bar [National drinks, beer, house wine] and of course the amazing show. Plus, Rex Rocks opens for Elvis.

Wednesday January 25: Ranch Fiesta at the Rancho Limones: Always a popular event – this is a trip back in time to the 150 year-old ranch of Rancho Limones but with a very modern twist; your $750 ticket includes a sumptuous bbq prepared by renowned Chef Diego Becerra who will never reveal his secret sauce. Combine the fall-off-the-bone meat with all you can drink margaritas and beer, toss in some great live music and you’ll have a terrific afternoon. You may even see a magnificent Andalucía-style horse show. Bus transportation is provided and this fiesta goes from noon until 4 p.m. To book your ticket, and arrange for bus pick-up, please call owner and host Marcela de la Vega at 669 116 9798 or e mail her: marcela377@yahoo.com.mx

Thursday January 26: Art. Performance Art. The Art of Conversation. Artist Cecilia Sánchez Duarte is channeling the era of Gertrude Stein and her days of the 1920’s Paris Salons. Artists, musicians, dancers are all collaborating tonight to entertain you in the hopes that you’ll find a painting, a drawing, a sculpture you can’t live without. As in the Paris Salons, it is art appreciation but it’s also a Selling Art Exhibition. A new artist every month will hang out with Cecilia. The program will always include: a printing making demonstration at 6 p.m., followed by a musical performance, followed by dancers from EPDM. The performing artists change from salon to salon. Add cocktails and Picasso just may drop by. china-lGalería de Autor Sánchez Duarte is located in El Cid, Don Julio Berdequé Aznar #318, and the evening is from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. RSVP is a must, please call Cecilia at 669 163 0248, or e mail, galeriasanchezdurate@gmail.com or message on FB Galeria de Autor Sánchez Duarte. A donation of $100 for all the artists is greatly appreciated. Please join the Selling Art Exhibition and immerse yourself in the culture of Mazatlan in a private setting and where the art of conversation is also appreciated. If you would like to watch a video of Cecilia and her printmaking process, please click here. [additional Salon dates are February 9 and March 16.]

Saturday January 28:Highway to Hell, the ultimate AC/DC tribute band: Mazatlan International Centre [MIC]. This tribute band who is authorized by the original AC/DC band members gets rockin’ at 7 p.m. Tickets are $200 for general seating and $600 for VIP tickets which includes a table. Organizer Ray Wright wishes to bring more talented artists here such as tributes to Queen and Cold Play. Tickets are available at MIC and online at www.boletea.com, or if you speak/write Spanish contact: Hector Lizarraga, hector@mazatlsninteractivo.com.mx.

Sunday January 29: Gordon Campbell’s Sunday Concert: Mahler and Shumann. Mahler – quartet for piano and strings in a minor; Shumann -paino quintet in E flat major, Op 44. Casa Haas, noon and 5 p.m., $300 [reminder tickets must be obtained from the Angela Peralta box office.]

Friday February 3: ArtWalk: Now in it’s 12th year, Centro artists fling open their studio doors and invite you to look at their work. It’s always varied – from oils, to watercolours, to prints, to jewellery to photographs. It’s a free self-guided tour around Centro and you have an opportunity to meet many artists in Mazatlan; yet there’s never any pressure to buy. 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Map is online.

Tuesday February 7 and Wednesday February 8: Twisted Mama’s presents Rod Stewart. From London Ontario, Doug Varty has shared the stage with Tina Turner Rod Stewartand Rush but for tonight’s exciting live show he has decided to be Forever Young. Tickets on sale now  [twisted_mamas@hotmail.com, or call 669 129 2021], only room for 100 people. Your $750 ticket includes a buffet dinner at 6 p.m.,  an open bar [National drinks, beer, house wine] and of course the amazing show. Plus, Rex Rocks opens for Rod.

Thursday February 9: Art. Performance Art. The Art of Conversation. Artist Cecilia Sánchez Duarte is channeling the era of Gertrude Stein and her days of the 1920’s Paris Salons. Artists, musicians, dancers are all collaborating tonight to entertain you in the hopes that you’ll find a painting, a drawing, a sculpture you can’t live without. As in the Paris Salons, it is art appreciation but it’s also a Selling Art Exhibition. A new artist will hang out every month with Cecilia. The program will always include: a printing making demonstration at 6 p.m., followed by a musical performance, followed by dancers from EPDM. The performing artists change from salon to salon. Add cocktails and Picasso just may drop by. china-l Galería de Autor Sánchez Duarte is located in El Cid, Don Julio Berdequé Aznar #318, and the evening is from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. RSVP is a must, please call Cecilia at 669 163 0248, or e mail, galeriasanchezdurate@gmail.com or message on FB Galeria de Autor Sánchez Duarte. A donation of $100 for all the artists is greatly appreciated. Please join the Selling Art Exhibition and immerse yourself in the culture of Mazatlan in a private setting and where the art of conversation is also appreciated.If you would like to watch a video of Cecilia and her printmaking process, please click here.[the last Salon date will be on March 16.]

Saturday February 11: The Annual Hospice Dinner Dance. Save the date please for this always sold-out elegant sit-down dinner dance.

farmtotableSunday February 12: The 3rd Annual Farm to Table Gourmet Event: Once again the “lunch” takes place at Chuy Lizarraga’s Kilometer 21 farm. Delicious organic food, course after course, lots of shade, and a fair amount of alcohol is served. The price this year is $1400.  Dianne Hofner Saphiere writes about her “unbelievable” 2016 experience on her blog, VidaMaz.  [if you would like to read a profile on Chuy and how he got his start in organic farming, please click here.]

Sunday February 12: The Mazatlan Comedy Club presents Corny Rempel as Elvis and Johnny Cash. Corny’s back in Mazatlan [not difficult to leave his radio show in Steinback Manitoba in February] and he returns with his award winning tributes to Elvis and Johnny. “He loves entertaining and it shows in his non-stop, elvishighly energized, hilarious performances.” For the past two years these hilarious nights have sold out quickly mostly because: the acts are terrific, there’s a delicious buffet, oh, there’s an open bar too – all in the wonderful venue of the Venado Showroom, Hotel Playa Mazatlan. Tickets are $600 and are on sale in the lobby of the Hotel Playa. Cash only. You can reserve by e mailing Elizabeth at: concierge@hotelplayamazatlan.com.  Show starts at 7 p.m., doors open at 5:30 p.m. Give producer Cheryl Gaudet a big round of applause for making you laugh a third year in a row! [Lance Vient is way more than a superb hotelier – he’s a cartoonist, and a terrific MC, you may enjoy his profile.]

Monday February 13: Maz Rocks the Beach Concert: this popular rockin’-on the-beach music fest returns! Six great rock bands from noon until six [doors open at 11:30 a.m.], advanced tickets go on sale soon, $180, along with the band line-up. The rock-fest takes place once again at the Baraka Beach Club [next to the Riu Hotel]. Beer and soft drinks are $20, other alcoholic drinks,[“well drinks”] $40.

rock-n-roll

Food truck available with appropriate rock-concert nourishment. It’s all rock and roll baby [ bands will change every month] and where else do you get to hear six amazing bands in six hours for only $180? “Rock and roll music, if you like it, if you feel it, you can’t help but move to it. That’s what happens to me. I can’t help it.” Elvis Presley.

Friday February 17 and Saturday February 18: 8th Annual Mardi Gras Party featuring the Cats ‘n’ Jammers’s Jazz Band. Get ready for a night of New Orleans Cats09 010 Monet-ishjazz right here in El Shrimp Bucket patio. It’s definitely a night to eat, drink and dance like a person who’s drunk on the sounds of Dixieland jazz. Price tbd, but it will most likely be around $600, and will most likely begin at 6 p.m. with: an open bar, two choices of mains and a show to remember.  Please save the night, tickets go on sale in mid December. There’s no better way to kick-off the Carnaval week than with the Cats ‘n’ Jammers!

Sunday February 19: Gordon Campbell’s Sunday Concert: Shubert – Octet in F major. Casa Haas, noon and 5 p.m. $300. [reminder the tickets must be purchased that Angela Peralta box office.]

Wednesday February 22: Ranch Fiesta at the Rancho Limones: Always a popular event – this is a trip back in time to the 150 year-old ranch of Rancho Limones but with a very modern twist; your $750 ticket includes a sumptuous bbq prepared by renowned Chef Diego Becerra who will never reveal his secret sauce. Combine the fall-off-the-bone meat with all you can drink margaritas and beer, toss in some great live music and you’ll have a terrific afternoon. You may even see a magnificent Andalucía-style horse show. Bus transportation is provided and this fiesta goes from noon until 4 p.m. To book your ticket, and arrange for bus pick-up, please call owner and host Marcela de la Vega at 669 116 9798 or e mail her: marcela377@yahoo.com.mx

Thursday February 23 – Tuesday February 28: Carnaval! 

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This is a typical alebrijes; a folk-art sculpture from Oaxaca.

Please click here for many of the details. This year’s theme is dragones/dragons and alebrijes. 

Tuesday February 28 and Wednesday March 1: Twisted Mama’s presents Johnny Cash: From Oklahoma Philip Bauer is an award winning entertainer. johnny cashJohnny Cash’s only drummer W.S.”Fluke” Holland says ” It was spooky. Philip is the best I have ever seen.” Tickets on sale now [twisted_mamas@hotmail.com, or call 669 129 2021], only room for 100 people. Your $750 ticket includes a buffet dinner at 6 p.m., an open bar [National drinks, beer, house wine] and of course the amazing show. Plus, Rex Rocks opens for Johnny.

Friday March 3: ArtWalk: Now in it’s 12th year, Centro artists fling open their studio doors and invite you to look at their work. It’s always varied – from oils, to watercolours, to prints, to jewellery to photographs. It’s a free self-guided tour around Centro and you have an opportunity to meet many artists in Mazatlan; yet there’s never any pressure to buy. 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Map is online.

Monday March 6: Bow Wow Meow: Mazatlan’s Annual Animal Rescue fundraiser takes place once again at the elegant Water’s Edge Bistro. Please save the date and time, 5 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Sunday March 12: The Mazatlan Comedy Club presents Mrs. Hughes and Jack Mayberry.

mrs hughes“What’s a nice lady like Mrs. Hughes doing in a Comedy Club?” The answer is “cracking people up.” A grandmother who hit the comedy circuit when she was 40 and her act is punctuated with pithy observations on parenting, hot flashes and husbands – “they’re like brassieres. Sometimes you just want to be rid of them and go free. But you can’t ‘cause you need the support.” jackJack Mayberry, Comedius Erectus – on radio, on tv , on stage, he’s just on. He closed the comedy season in 2015 and has been invited back to close this season finale. “This guy goes into a bar and order twelve shots of Tequila. The bartender pours him twelve shots and the guy starts drinking them one right after the other. The bartender says. “Man, you’re drinking those awfully fast!” The guy says, “You’d drink fast too if you had what I’ve got.!” “The bartender says “What have you got?” And the guy says, “Seventy-five cents.!” For the past two years these hilarious nights have sold out quickly mostly because: the acts are terrific, there’s a delicious buffet, oh, there’s an open bar too – all in the wonderful venue of the Venado Showroom, Hotel Playa Mazatlan. Tickets are $600 and go on sale now in the lobby of the Hotel Playa. Cash only. You can reserve by e mailing Elizabeth: concierge@hotelplayamazatlan.com.  Show starts at 7 p.m., doors open at 5:30 p.m. Give producer Cheryl Gaudet a big round of applause for making you laugh a third year in a row!  [Lance Vient is way more than a superb hotelier – he’s a cartoonist, and a terrific MC, you may enjoy his profile.]

Monday March 13: Maz Rocks the Beach Concert: this popular rockin’-on –the-beach music fest returns! Six great rock bands from noon until six [doors open at 11:30 a.m.], advanced tickets go on sale soon, $180, along with the band line-up. This rock-fest takes place once again at the Baraka Beach Club [next to the Riu Hotel]. Beer and soft drinks are $20, other alcoholic drinks, [“well drinks”] $40.

 

rock-n-roll

Food truck available with appropriate rock-concert nourishment. It’s all rock and roll baby and where else do you get to hear six amazing bands in six hours for only $180? “You see, rock and roll isn’t a career or hobby – it’s a life force. It’s something very essential.” The Edge.

Tuesday March 14 and Wednesday March 15: Twisted Mama’s presents The Blues Brothers: “real life Canadian brothers, Chris and Geoff Dahl bring the magic of the blues to the stage in a big way with all the songs you know and love from the movies and from the world of The Blues Brothers.” blues-brothers-croppedTickets on sale now  [twisted_mamas@hotmail.com, or call 669 129 2021], only room for 100 people. Your $750 ticket includes a buffet dinner at 6 p.m., an open bar [National drinks, beer, house wine] and of course the amazing show.

Thursday March 16: Art. Performance Art. The Art of Conversation. Artist Cecilia Sánchez Duarte is channeling the era of Gertrude Stein and her days of the 1920’s Paris Salons. Artists, musicians, dancers are all collaborating tonight to entertain you in the hopes that you’ll find a painting, a drawing, a sculpture you can’t live without. As in the Paris Salons, it is art appreciation but it’s also a Selling Art Exhibition. A new artist will hang out every month with Cecilia. The program will always include: a printing making demonstration at 6 p.m., followed by a musical performance, followed by dancers from EPDM. The performing artists change from salon to salon. Add cocktails and Picasso just may drop by.  china-lGalería de Autor Sánchez Duarte is located in El Cid, Don Julio Berdequé Aznar #318, and the evening is from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. RSVP is a must, please call Cecilia at 669 163 0248, or e mail, galeriasanchezdurate@gmail.com or message on FB Galeria de Autor Sánchez Duarte. A donation of $100 for all the artists is greatly appreciated. Please join the Selling Art Exhibition and immerse yourself in the culture of Mazatlan in a private setting and where the art of conversation is also appreciated. If you would like to watch a video of Cecilia and her printmaking process, please click here.

Wednesday March 22: Ranch Fiesta at the Rancho Limones: Always a popular event – this is a trip back in time to the 150 year-old ranch of Rancho Limones but with a very modern twist; your $750 ticket includes a sumptuous bbq prepared by renowned Chef Diego Becerra who will never reveal his secret sauce. Combine the fall-off-the-bone meat with all you can drink margaritas and beer, toss in some great live music and you’ll have a terrific afternoon. You may even see a magnificent Andalucía-style horse show. Bus transportation is provided and this fiesta goes from noon until 4 p.m. To book your ticket, and arrange for bus pick-up, please call owner and host Marcela de la Vega at 669 116 9798 or e mail her: marcela377@yahoo.com.mx

Friday April 7: ArtWalk: Now in it’s 12th year, Centro artists fling open their studio doors and invite you to look at their work. It’s always varied – from oils, to watercolours, to prints, to jewellery to photographs. It’s a free self-guided tour around Centro and you have an opportunity to meet many artists in Mazatlan; yet there’s never any pressure to buy. 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Map is online.

Semana Santa 2017 – Sunday April 9 – Sunday April 16, 2017

 

~DAILY MUSIC NOTES~

FAIRLY ACCURATE DAILY MUSIC SCHEDULE

 Please confirm if your band is playing – call ahead – musicians move around, gigs get cancelled… 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

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Mondays: Rex, Lucky B’s,  6 p.m. Wingin’ It [Lori Davidson and Rob Lamonica, have a listen, ]Via Condotti [beside Héctor’s Bistro], 6 p.m.♦Tanya Carrum, [pop, rock, oldies, ballads, have a listen], Shrimp Bucket, 6:30 p.m. ♦  Rafael Rodriguez, (easy/mixed), Kelly’s Bar, Pueblo Bonita Emerald Bay, 7:00 p.m.(have a listen)  Kannon [r ‘n r have a listen], GusGus GZ, 8:30 p.m.

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Tuesdays:  Brenster’s Beach Bash, Diego’s Beach House, 2 p.m.[ $300-open bar, or $80 cover,  have a listen, if you’d like to read a profile on The Brenster]  La Resaka, Lucky B’s, 6 p.m.  Lina’s y su Fiesta Karaoke, El Shrimp Bucket, 6 p.m.♦ Rob Lamonica’s Jazz Jam [ have a listen, and read a profile on Rob], La Bohemia, 7 p.m.  KraKen [pop, rock, have a listen], La Catrina, 7 p.m. Rex Rock, Twisted Mama’s, 6:30 p.m. Rafael Rodriquez, [easy, have a listen], La Palapa at Hotel Torres, 9 p.m.  Kannon (r ‘n r, have a listen) GusGus GZ, 8:30 p.m. 

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Wednesdays: Kannon, La Corriente, 3:30 p.m. Fairly Honest Jon and the Truth [blues, rock have  a listenEl Shrimp Bucket, 6 p.m.  La Resaka, Lucky B’s, 6 p.m.  Lina y su Fiesta Karaoke, Terrace of El Cid Marina, 6 p.m. Suki & Ebano, Friends Diner 6 p.m. Tanya Carrum [pop, ballads, have a listen] La Catrina, 6:30 p.m.  Rex Rocks, Twisted Mama’s, 6:30  Aries Rising [country], La Bohemia, 6:30  Kannon, GusGus GZ, 8:30 p.m. (r ‘n r, have a listen)   Live music, La Fonda de Chalio, 8:30 p.m.  The Walrus, [ r’nr have a listen], La Copa de Leche, 9:30 p.m.

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Thursdays: Fairly Honest Jon and the Truth [rock, blues, have a listen], Diego’s Beach House, 3 p.m. -7 p.m. Kannon, Lucky B’s, 6:30 p.m. Lina y su fiesta karaoke, Friends Diner Restaurant, 6 p.m. Rex Rocks, Twisted Mama’s, 6:30 p.m. Wingin’ It [Lori Davidson, Rob Lamonica, have a listen], La Tramoya, 6:30 p.m. Rafael Rodriquez [easy, h ave a listen], Kelly’s Bar at Pueblo Bonito Emerald Bay, 7 p.m. Los Cryps, [have a listen], La Catrina, 7 p.m.  Gin and Jazz, Santanna Kitchen Bar, 8 p.m.   Complot [rock, acoustic], Barracruda’s, 8 p.m.  Live music, varies Mil Amores Marina, 8 p.m. Live music, Cheers The Pub, 8 p.m.  Dani Borrego and the Rumba Kings, [Latina American, have a listen]  Pedro y Lola , 8:30 p.m. KraKen [rock have a listen] Hoy Toca, 9 p.m. ZaZ 2.0,[have a listen], Baja Style, 9:30 p.m. Kamaleón [ r ‘n’r have a listen], GusGus GZ, 8:30 p.m.Roosterford [reggae have a listen] F.I.S.H., 9 p.m. Live music, La Fonda de Chalio, 9  p.m.  Lo que Cantamos Las Mujeres [Heidi Herrera’s band], La Bohemia, 10:30 p.m.

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Fridays: ZaZ 2.0, [rock,pop, have a listen] Gringo Lingo GZ, 6 p.m. Lina y su Fiesta Karaoke, Margarita’s Restaurant, 6 p.m. Kannon, Lucky B’s, 6:30 p.m. Cheryl Gaudet [acoustic nights] Casa Lucila, 6 p.m. Wingin’ It [Lori Davidson and Rob Lamonica, have a listen, ] Twisted Mama’s, 6:30 p.m.  Aries Rising, [country], Friends Diner 6:30 p.m.Rafael Rodriquez [easy, have a listen], Kelly’s Bar, Pueblo Bonito Emerald Bay, 7 p.m. Alexis Felix [have a listen, ] Water’s Edge, 7 p.m.KraKen Las Flores Hotel, 8 p.m. ZaZ 2.0, Gringo Lingo, 7 p.m.  Kamaleón, [r ‘n r] GusGus GZ, 8:30 p.m. Jazz Fussion [Manuel Cazares piano; Nacho Chávez guitar; Omar Rios percussion and bass], Cafe Pacifico, 8:30 p.m. Live music, La Fonda de Chalio, 8:30 p.m. Tecomate jazz trio,[have a listen]  Pedro & Lola, 8:30 p.m. Dani Borrego’s Rumba Kings [have a listenEl Shrimp Bucket, 8:30 p.m  Los Cryps [oldies, r ‘n r have a listenDos de Tres, 9 p.m. Elisa Carrum [mixed Mexican and English ballads] Cheers, 9:30 p.m. Iron Deer [reggae], F.I.S.H., 9 p.m. Rootsterford [reggae have a listen], Barracruda’s, 9 p.m. Live music, Coco’s, 9:30 p.m.  Rex Rocks, Baja Style, 9:30 p.m.  La Regadera Electrica, Diego’s, 10 p.m. Te Para Dos,[rock, oldies, funk, ballads] Rhino Wings, 10 p.m.  Iron Deer, Hoy Toca, 10 p.m.

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Saturdays:  Rootsterford, [ reggae, have a listen], Surf’s Up, 1 p.m. ,[ r’nr, have a listen ] Diego’s Beach House, 4:30 p.m. Lina y Su Fiesta Karaoke, Mr. Lionso, Playa Bruja, 5 p.m. Los Cryps, Friends Diner, 6 p.m. ZaZ 2.0,[rock, have a listenLucky B’s, 7:30 p.m.  Mundo Sanchez [romantic background music, have a listen] La Bohemia, 6:30 p.m. Dani Borrego’s Rumba Kings, [have a listen, ] Twisted Mama’s, 6:30   Rafael Rodriquez, [easy, have a listen], Kelly’s Bar at Pueblo Bonito Emerald Bay, 7 p.m. Alexis Felix, [have a listen,] Water’s Edge, 7 p.m.  Live music,  El Shrimp Bucket, 8 p.m. ♦ Canto Altano (classical Mexican trio, trova, boleros), Casa Loma, 8 p.m KraKen,[have a listenLas Flores Hotel, 8 p.m. Rob Lamonica’s musical variety show, always changing, Machado Kiosk, 8 p.m. ♦ Kamaleón [ r n’ r have a listen], GusGus GZ, 8:30 p.m. Live music La Fonda de Chalio, 8:30  Rootsterford [reggae have a listen], F.I.S.H., 9 p.m. Live music [easy, mixed], Pedro & Lola, 9 p.m. Rex, ( r ‘n r) Baja Style, 9:30 p.m  Corvus Rock Band, Copa De Leche, 10 p.m. Los Stanley, Hoy Toca, 10 p.m.  Dani Borrego and the Rumba Kings,[have a listenLa Sabina, 11 p.m.

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Sundays: Reggae, Diego’s Beach House, 6 p.m. Lina y su Fiesta Karaoke, El Shrimp Bucket, 6 p.m. Rex Rocks, Twisted Mama’s, 6:30 p.m. ♦The Troubadours Rob Lamonica, Dave Oakey  ++ [have a listen], Pedro y Lola, 6:30 p.m.  Rafael Rodriquez, [easy, have a listen],  kiosk in the Plazuela Machado, 7 p.m  Kamaleón [r ‘n r, have a listen], GusGus GZ, 8:30 p.m. Live music La Fonda de Chalio, 8:30  Alets Malafama, Copa de Leche, 9 p.m.  KraKen [have a listen], Diego’s Beach House, 9 p.m.

~MAZATLAN FILM AND THEATER AT EL RECREO~

Mazatlan Film and Theater at 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: http://mazact.com  
Every Wednesday –  it’s Allen Fannin’s popular jazz jam from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Experienced musicians are welcome to jam for a song or two. If you find your groove with our group, wonderful!  Drinks and snacks for sale, you are invited to bring an adult beverage to enjoy.

Every Tuesday it’s the Richard and Alana Eager’s sing-along. “Good voice, not so good voice, come anyway!” 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.]

Films will be screened at 2 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Thursdays and Mondays – until May! [suggested donation is $35.]

Thursday December 8: The playreading of Rome at the End of the Railroad Tracks:we reprise the engaging play about two life-long friends who yearn to leave their small town and travel to Rome.This is an original Mexican play by Daniel Serrano, presented in English and with Eva Audelo directing. Eva also stars as Evangelina and Estela Alanis plays Emilia, and the guitarist is Jesus Garcia.  $150 by reservation, bkreut@yahoo.com. Only 49 tickets per show, 7:00 p.m. [please consider your e mail a solid pre-sale booking and you may pick up your tickets: Monday December 5 at MF&T from 1:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. and at Allegro Centro from 10 a.m. to noon; Tuesday December 6 at MF&T from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. and Rico’s GZ, from 10 a.m. to noon; Wednesday December 7 at MF&T from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.; Thursday December 8 at MF&T from 6 p.m. to 6:45 p.m.]

Sunday December 11: Nothing to Dust – live auction fundraiser from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. This fundraiser is to help pay for equipment, please RSVP, only 49 tickets available, to bkreut@yahoo.com  You’ll be bidding on items such as: dinnera, pet sitting, rent-a-husband, mosaic class, property management, motorcycle ride and lunch in El Quelite, Spanish class, photo lessons etc. etc.

Tuesday December 13:The playreading of Rome at the End of the Railroad Tracks:we reprise the engaging play about two life-long friends who yearn to leave their small town and travel to Rome.This is an original Mexican play by Daniel Serrano, presented in English and with Eva Audelo directing. Eva also stars as Evangelina and Estela Alanis plays Emilia, and the guitarist is Jesus Garcia.  $150 by reservation,bkreut@yahoo.com. Only 49 tickets per show, 7:00 p.m. [please consider your e mail a solid pre-sale booking and you may pick up your tickets: Monday December 5 at MF&T from 1:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. and at Allegro Centro from 10 a.m. to noon; Tuesday December 6 at MF&T from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. and Rico’s GZ, from 10 a.m. to noon; Wednesday December 7 at MF&T from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.; Thursday December 8 at MF&T from 6 p.m. to 6:45 p.m.]

~GALLERIES~

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.

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. #8 on ArtWalk.

Galeria Baupres: Heriberto Frias #1506 – hours vary [maybe 10 a.m. -2 p.m. and then 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.] call 669 113 0941. November is featuring the work of Lucila Santiago. [you may wish to read her profile.] #13 on ArtWalk.

Galeria Nautilus: An art gallery, a gift shop, have various seasonal exhibits. Constitución, #77. Exhibits change every month. #9 on ArtWalk.

Gallery Uno: “discover the magic”, on Mariano Escobedo #405, between Athina Spa and Héctor’s Bistro. Opening hours are planned for – from noon until 6 p.m. Monday to Saturday, but in these early stages it’s best to make an appointment with the owner, JonJuan at 669 120 0239. #22 on ArtWalk, although the map printed Athina’s, it Gallery Uno.

Gandarva Bazar, Constitución #616, 136 0665, open Monday to Saturday at 10 a.m. #15 on ArtWalk.

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

LOOK Vintage and Modern Gallery: returns to its original roots on Romanita de la Peña [at Venus] #29, open Fridays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Followers of the Mark Jay look, will not be disappointed with his new merchandise, his revolving art shows and the new trends he’s selling for this season. Mark Jay’s design office is now located here too, so please call if you wish to have a consultation – 669 149 3911 – “I do it all, I’ll do your garden, your office, your house, your bedroom.” Perhaps you’d enjoy Mark’s six videos on decor tips. #7 on ArtWalk.

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. Monday to Friday open from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. and again from 4 p.m. – 6 p.m. and on Saturdays from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. Please be aware that these hours can vary and are not always accurate! Sixto Osuna #71 and Venustiano Carranza, Centro.

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.

 ~WEEKLY ACTIVITIES~

 (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:

Chef Alastair Porteous’s Monday cooking classes involve a trip to the local market, food preparations in Water’s Edge commercial kitchen, wine pairing, interactive learning and laughs. Fills up fast, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.  $60 USD, call 136 0895 to reserve or e mail:alastair@thewatersedgemaz.com

Cardio aerobics, Plazuela Zaragoza, 8:15 a.m. – 9:15 a.m, $15;  yoga,
Plazuela Zaragoza, from 8 a.m. – 9 a.m., $20 ♦ Attention to Citizens is run by Lisa Lankins who works for DIF. If you have city complaints such as noise, street lights, garbage (or positive suggestions) Lisa will take your complaint/observation and co-ordinate with various departments. She does not handle CFE reports or problems with private businesses. All free, from 8:30 a.m to noon, Plazuela Zaragoza. 

Tuesdays:  Cardio aerobics, Plazuela Zaragoza, 8:15 a.m. – 9:15 a.m, $15; Plazuela Zaragoza ♦ Attention to Citizens is run by Lisa Lankins who works for DIF. If you have city complaints such as noise, street lights, garbage (or positive suggestions) Lisa will take your complaint/observation and co-ordinate with various departments. She does not handle CFE reports or problems with private businesses. All free, from 8:30 a.m to noon, Plazuela Zaragoza.♦ English Conversation Club – free and for everyone who wishes to practice English. All ages and stages are most welcome, Plazuela Zaragoza, 5 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Wednesdays: Cardio aerobics, Plazuela Zaragoza, 8:15 a.m. – 9:15 a.m, $15; yoga, Plazuela Zaragoza, from 8 a.m. – 9 a.m., $20 ♦ Attention to Citizens is run by Lisa Lankins who works for DIF. If you have city complaints such as noise, street lights, garbage (or positive suggestions) Lisa will take your complaint/observation and co-ordinate with various departments. She does not handle CFE reports or problems with private businesses. All free, from 8:30 a.m to noon, Plazuela Zaragoza.♦ NEW! Mercado Organico y Artesanal, Pacific Park – Food Truck and Golf,  Av. de la Marina #5191, 4 p.m. – 8 p.m. Fresh Boutique is the organizer and everyone is welcome. Just bring a table and $150 on the day of. ♦ Taller de Pintura y Dibujo/ painting and drawing lessons. Teachers are devoting their time to instruct children and adults. Please bring materials – pencils, pens, water colours, $5 for the materials – 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. Plazuela Zaragoza

Thursdays: Cardio aerobics, Plazuela Zaragoza, 8:15 a.m. – 9:15 a.m, $15, Plazuela Zaragoza ♦ Attention to Citizens is run by Lisa Lankins who works for DIF. If you have city complaints such as noise, street lights, garbage (or positive suggestions) Lisa will take your complaint/observation and co-ordinate with various departments. She does not handle CFE reports or problems with private businesses. All free, from 8:30 a.m to noon, Plazuela Zaragoza ♦ 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 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. followed by  Tardes de Danzón/dancing evenings) learn, or just dance, free, 5:30 -9 p.m., Plazuela Zaragoza. $7 to rent a chair.

Fridays: Cardio aerobics, 8:15 a.m. – 9:15 a.m, $15; yoga, Plazuela Zaragoza, Yogafrom 8 a.m. – 9 a.m. also at Plazuela Zaragoza $20 ♦ Attention to Citizens is run by Lisa Lankins who works for DIF. If you have city complaints such as noise, street lights, garbage (or positive suggestions) Lisa will take your complaint/observation and co-ordinate with various departments. She does not handle CFE reports or problems with private businesses. All free, from 8:30 a.m to noon, 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: maltese@shaw.ca for more information.

Saturdays: Organic Farmers Market, Saturdays from 8 a.m. to noon, starting November 12 in the Plaza Zaragoza ♦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.”  $7 to rent a chair.