Arts & Entertainment Calendar

Delfos's Cuatro Cuartos/Four Rooms art performance returns on March 24 in the emblematic Casa Herrasti.

Delfos’s Cuatro Cuartos/Four Rooms art performance returns on March 24 in the emblematic Casa Herrasti.

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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.)

[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 seven more 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. Pesos only, and in person only, tickets can not be bought online. ]

Saturday January 21: Border Zones/Entre Nosotrous: this is a new contemporary dance performance that is a collaboration between Middlebury College in Vermont and Mazatlan’s EPDM – the professional school of contemporary dance. Omar Carrum and Claudia Lavista have choreographed some new dances and students from Middlebury have been here in Mazatlan training and learning with the students of EPDM.

delfosMiddlebury director Scotty Hardwig has created a new piece called “Sun Breaks Down”, as well as Carrum and Lavista have included “Dulce, Disonante, Entorno” plus an original work by Xitlali Piña Poujol. “This exchange also allows for the students of both schools to experience different processes of studying and training in dance, the different approaches of the two schools, as well as connecting to other international student dancers.” 8 p.m., $100

Sunday January 22: Gordon Campbell’s Sunday Concert: Multi-media Vivaldi. This afternoon features the famous Four Seasons; a video will be shown on a large screen taking you visually through all the four season. Truly pictures and music working together in concert.4-seasons-cropped Maestro will also conduct his camerata 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 Cello Suite No 2; Copland’s Appalachian Spring. Noon, $300.

Thursday February 9: Bitácora en Común, the first annual dance festival, presents Compañie Tres Hermanos y Coletivo Clá; five dance companies from Latin American are also joined by eight Mexican dancers for this unique collaboration. 8 p.m., price tbd

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 performed around the world. Camerata not required, as 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.”four-note-opera The soprano Arizbe de Barrera, mezzosoprano Isis Nefe, tenor Héctor Coyol Muñoz and baritone José Manuel Hernádez Caro “compete with each other in a humorous parody of deadly rivalry between the egotistical singers.” Noon, $300.

Thursday April  27: Compañia Los INnato: this contemporary dance company is from Costa Rica and is part of the First Annual Bitácora en Comun; five dance companies from Latin America along with eight Mexican dancers. The lead dancers, Marko Fonseca and Raúl Martinez search for interesting outdoor spaces and if not outdoors, they always deliver very creative dances on stage. 8 p.m., price tbd.

~Around Town~

watermellon-300(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.)

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elvisThursday January 19: Twisted Mama’s presents Elvis. Elvis is in the building! Gino Monopoli is Elvis and everyone agrees he’s one of the greatest living Elvis tribute artists. From Toronto, he’s played Elvis around the world. Tickets available at [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.

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Saturday January 21: Women’s March Mazatlan: “In solidarity with women around the world, we will gather at 4 p.m. at the Escudo [shield] Olas Altas and march peacefully along the Malecon to the cliff diver’s square/Glorieta Sánchez Taboada.” The reason, the background, the do’s and don’t’s are important, be sure to read them. For free registration and all the details.

Saturday January 21: Disco Party Fundraiser for Hope Animal Sanctuary: Kimberly Brown and her team are transforming the Shrimp Bucket into a disco club – kind of like a Studio 54 on Olas Altas. It all starts at 6 p.m. in the courtyard of El Shrimp Bucket. Your ticket of $200 [of which $50 goes to the Hope Animal Sanctuary] cropped-hustleincludes a taco bar, group dance instruction of “The Hustle”, and prizes for the best Disco Queen, Best Dancer, and Disco Couple; create or perhaps buy costumes for this “sexually suggestive dance!”. It wouldn’t be disco without a booze basket raffle. Get ready to dance as this night will be filled with the sounds of disco – funk, soul, pop and salsa. Hustle on over to the Shrimp Bucket the tickets are on  sale now, or contact Kimberly Brown at ktchrkb@yahoo.com, or Brenda at cal2luc@gmail.com or Susie at susiemzt@gmail.com [Shrimp Bucket is located at the north end of Olas Altas, at the “deer roundabout.” and is open every day at 7:30 a.m.]

Monday January 23:Vecinos Con Cariño A.C. “Neighbors Who Care” “will hold their general meeting in the large meeting room at Las Flores Hotel starting at 10:00 am, come if you want breakfast at 9:00 am. Our guest speaker will be Suanna Gilman Ponce, she will tell us about the many activities at the Mazatlan Film and Theater. Suanna will also tell us about her experiences with the Mazatlan schools. Jeanean Falletti will show a video of the activities Vecinos Con Carino A.C. did over the past year. The Ducks are Coming!! Sue Parker will be selling tickets for the Lucky Ducky Derby to be held on March 15th. 2017.”

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 and musicians 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. Along with Cecilia there are four other artists who will display their work: Vicky Almada, Manuel Alencaster, Ruth Béhar and Alfredo Kelly. The program will always include: a printing making demonstration at 6 p.m., followed by a musical performance at 8 p.m. Add in a welcome cocktail and Picasso just may drop by. china-croppedGalería de Autor Sánchez Duarte is located in El Cid, Don Julio Berdequé Aznar #318, and the evening is from 6 p.m. to 9 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. Tonight’s entrance fee is free! 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.

Saturday January 28: Los Güeros Dice Roll Poker Run: starts at noon at Friends Diner and then you bike, walk, taxi, skateboard, blade, run to four other bars and restaurants. Everyone is welcome, entry fee $100 and you just buy a drink or a water at each establishment.

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 9:30 p.m. Tickets are $200 for general seating [this is an open air concert, just outside the MIC, so bring a jacket!] and $600 for VIP tickets which includes table service. Organizer Ray Wright wishes to bring more talented artists here such as tributes to Queen and Cold Play. Tickets are available now at Surf’s Up; Gran Plaza [ look for the kiosk]; Mazatlan International Center; Reason’s Hair Salon [Marina]; or call Ray Wright directly at 669 146 1626. Doors open at 6 p.m. with dj Nhas kicking it off, followed by warm-up band Beggars Banquet at 7:30 p.m. then Highway to Hell around 9:30 p.m.

Sunday January 29: Amigos de los Animales Annual Champagne Brunch: at the picturesque Aguamarina Hotel on the Malecon [Av. del Mar #110] overlooking the beautiful Sea of Cortez, starting at 9:30 a.m. “This annual event is not to be missed.  More than an ordinary brunch, our event features unlimited champagne and a Silent Auction with dozens of items to bid on. Additionally, there will be raffle baskets and 50/50 raffle draws. The cost of a ticket is $400 until December 31st and $450 thereafter. There are only 300 tickets available, so buy yours early.  All proceeds benefit Amigos de los Animales, Mazatlán’s Humane Society.”

cropped-champersTickets are available from:◊ Peggy Brackett – Wednesday Food and Craft Market at La Catrina restaurant in Sabalo Country from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. or call 669-163-9472; ◊ Valerie Moreau (El Cid area) – 669-913-3630; ◊ If you have any questions please call Mariell or drop by the ADLA Shelter during business hours- Monday- Friday – 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.; Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. 669-986-42-35.

Sunday January 29: Gordon Campbell’s Sunday Concert: Mahler and Shumann. Mahler – Piano quartet and strings in a minor; Shumann -piano quintet in E flat major, Op 44. The Shumann quintet features Vyacheslav Rynkevich and Vitali Khudovlyak on the violin, Octavio Hidalog on the cello, Jorge Gutiérrez on the viola and Zlatina Noklaeva Valkova Petkova on the piano. 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.

Sunday February 5: Super Bowl Sunday: is being celebrated at Macaws, seating starts at 3 p.m. game on at 4:30 p.m. $150 includes your choice of brat or cheeseburger, football squares, raffles and prizes. Reserve now – 669 981 6180

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.

Saturday February 11: LOOK Gallery is featuring artist Dory Perdomo: At Gaia Bistrot [Plazuela Machado on Heriberto Frias] from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Where “fine art and fine dining meet.” Free, everyone is invited.

Saturday February 11: The Annual Hospice Dinner Dance. SOLD OUT! If you wish to be put on the waitlist please contact Peggy Sieber at 669 941 3955. The tickets are $750, and the dance is at Casa Club in El Cid.

Sunday 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 [bus transportation is an extra $150] and the tickets are now available at Water’s Edge Bistro – open Tuesday to Sunday, from 4 p.m., Sixto Osuna #48. All the details for 2017 are here, thanks to Dianne Hofner Saphier. 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. Sunday is sold out! But hang onto your blue suede shoes – a second show has been added on Monday February 13. Same time, same place, book now! 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:  Five-hundred rock/beach/music fans adored the last concert. And today’s line-up is bound to rock your world. The line-up, get ready!: 1 p.m., Kraken; 2 p.m., Los Cryps; 3 p.m., Adiccion; 4 p.m., Beggars Banquet, back by popular demand!; 5 p.m., Kannon. Five great rock bands from one until six [doors open at noon], advanced tickets go on sale at Twisted Mama’s, $180, [closed Mondays, opens at 4 p.m.] 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.

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Food truck available with appropriate rock-concert nourishment. It’s all rock and roll baby [ bands will change next month] and where else do you get to hear five amazing bands in five 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 jazz 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. The jazz starts at 6 p.m., and the price is $650 which includes all the beer, wine and margaritas you can drink – plus there’s food too – a choice of cajun shrimp with pasta or cajun chicken fusilli.

mardi-gras-croppedTickets are on sale now at the Shrimp Bucket which is open every day from 7:30 a.m. on, on Olas Altas at the “deer roundabout.” Or call, 981 6350, ext. 2 to reserve. There’s no better way to kick-off the Carnaval week than with the Cats ‘n’ Jammers!

 

Sunday February 19: The Big Easy Brunch at Gaia Bistrot: the Dixieland jazz band, Cats ‘n Jammers, carries on into the streets of the Plazuela Machado. Gaia is hosting a New Orlean’s style brunch from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.; expect mint juleps, gin fizzes and Bloody Marys and a food pairing of jambalaya, and three other choices, plus dessert and coffee. The cost is $600 and that includes everything! Chef Gilberto del Toro dishes out some of the best food in Mazatlan and combine that with only Dixieland jazz band in Mazatlan and you’ll have an afternoon to remember. Please reserve soon, Gaia Bistrot, Plazuela Machado, Heriberto Frias [closed Mondays] opens at 12:30 a.m. or call to reserve 112 2525. [ if you are torn between the brunch and Gordon Campbell’s Schubert concert …you can always attend the 5 p.m. concert at Casa Haas, or arrive a “little late” for the brunch – you can have your jambalaya and eat it too!]

Saturday February 18: New York Salsa Night at Coco’s – presenting the Tremendo Mambo Dance Company plus many more musical and dance surprises such as dj Juanjo, and other dance invited companies. $150 cover, 9 p.m. reservations a must, call 669 213 1370 or 669 240 3640 [Coco’s Beach Club, Av. Camarón Sábalo in front of Farmacia Guadalajara]

Sunday February 19: Gordon Campbell’s Sunday Concert: Schubert – Octet in F major D. “The Octet boasts the largest scale for any chamber work by Schubert, composed in 1824, commissioned by the renowned clarinetist Ferdinand Troyer. It is scored for a clarinet, a bassoon, a horn, two violins, a viola, a cello and a double base.” 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 all 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 at the elegant Water’s Edge Bistro from 5 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. rescue-2Tickets are $350 and the evening will feature a delicious hors d’oeuvres buffet, door prizes, a silent auction and a live bidding auction to buy artful canines [terracotta dogs donated by Mark Jay, LOOK Gallery] painted and dolled-up by 20 of Mazatlan’s finest artists. Tickets are available at Water’s Edge, Sixto Osuna #48,[closed Mondays, opens at 4 p.m., call 136 0895] or every Saturday in the Mazatlan Animal Rescue tent in the organic market [8 a.m. until noon, Plaza Zaragoza.]

Saturday March 11: Ojalá Live Auction:  Once again the auction will take place in the courtyard of El Shrimp Bucket, La Siesta patio; you are invited for Ojalá’s famous sangria and finger food at 3 p.m. giving you the opportunity to view the items that will be auctioned at 3:30 p.m. This year, Canadian Larry Eller will be wielding the gavel. He’s well-known in Ontario for his Larry Eller Auctions. Tickets are $100, plus your donation of a “to-die-for” item. You may purchase your ticket and give your auction item to organizers on Saturday February 18, Saturday February 25, and Saturday March 4 at the Organic Market, Plaza Zaragoza, from 9 a.m. until noon.On Saturday February 18, you can also purchase your ticket at Rico’s in Golden Zone from 9 a.m. until noon. Auctioneer Larry Eller does require advance notice on your donated items – so he can whip the crowd into a buying frenzy – please have your item ready when you buy your ticket.gavel-cropped  Ojalá is comprised of a dedicated team who ensure funds raised go right to the heart of the problem. For instance, last year cancer patients needed transportation to Culiacan and the money was given directly to the transportation company. Hospice is very aware of families who need financial assistance and they frequently forward referrals to Ojalá. It’s a fun and lively afternoon – please join the dedicated Ojalá team this afternoon and help make a difference.

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:  Five great rock bands from one until six [doors open at noon], 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.

 

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Food truck available with appropriate rock-concert nourishment. It’s all rock and roll baby and where else do you get to hear five amazing bands in five 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.

[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 March 24: Ariel Soto Solo: this talented Mexican musician returns to sing at Copa de Leche, at 9:30 p.m. He was around the music scene alot in 2011 and is back singing and playing popular Spanish ballads. 9:30 p.m., $30 cover.

Friday March 24, Saturday March 25, Sunday March 26: Cuatro Cuartos /Four Rooms: There are no words to describe this art performance by Delfos. Really, there are no words, no one speaks. The November production was probably the most innovative, memorable, creative installation that has ever been staged in Mazatlan. Delfos takes over the emblematic Casa Herrasti [on Venustiano Carranza, just past the Museo de Arte] and you’ll travel through hallways and stairs to the four performance rooms: The Letter, Drought, Looking Glasses, Shipwrecked.cuarto-cuartos-horse Although inspired by painter Edward Hopper and a collaboration between Delfos and poet Belén López don’t be overly concerned about the origins – love letters, poems, star-crossed lovers, babies born, and always the light from the Pacific –  just absorb this amazing visual experience. Limited to only 80 people [20 people per room] and based on last year there could be two performances a night, and the cost will be approximately $200. Everyone who was lucky enough to have seen it in November wanted to see it again; you can’t drink in all the details in one go, so it’s highly recommended that you buy a ticket for another night! Cuatro Cuartos was created for Casa Herrasti – it will never be performed in any other space, it belongs there. [closer to the date, tickets will go on sale at the box office of The Angela Peralta Theater.]

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: Sunday April 9 – Sunday April 16, 2017

Moto Week: Wednesday April 19 to Sunday April 23. The “big, noisy” parade takes place on Saturday April 22.

~DAILY MUSIC NOTES~

THE FAIRLY ACCURATE DAILY MUSIC SCHEDULE

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

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Mondays: Grind Stone Cal, La Mazatleca, 5 p.m. 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. Lina y su fiesta Karaoke, El Cid Castilla Hotel, 7 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. Aries Rising [country], El 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   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: Té para Dos,[classic rock], Surf’s Up, 1 p.m. Kannon, Diego’s, 3 p.m. Kannon, Lucky B’s, 6:30 p.m.Rock Creek [rock, mixed, have a listen] La Palapa, 6:30  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.  Live music,  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: Daniel San Project, [jazz, blues, funk], El Verlero, Stone Island, 3:30 p.m.♦ ZaZ 2.0, [rock,pop, have a listen] Gringo Lingo GZ, 6 p.m. Lina y su Fiesta Karaoke, Margarita’s Restaurant, 5 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. KraKen Las Flores Hotel, 8 p.m. ZaZ 2.0, Gringo Lingo, 7 p.m. Alets Malafama [acoustic blues], Water’s Edge, 7:30 Tanya Carrum [ Spanish pop and ballads, have a listen], El Shrimp Bucket, 8:30 p.m.  Kamaleón, [r ‘n r] GusGus GZ, 8:30 p.m.The Ease [eclectic world music], La Bohemia, 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. Live music,  El Shrimp Bucket, 8:30 p.m. Kathia y Alexis Espinoza [acoustic rock/pop], 28 Veintiocho, 9 p.m.   Los Cryps [oldies, r ‘n r have a listenDos de Tres, 9 p.m. Live music, 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.  Los Rollcks [alternative rock] 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. Blues Creek [blues, rock with Gerry Perkin, Rob Lamonica  ++] , La Catrina, 4 p.m. [only on Jan. 21, Feb. 18, March 4, April 1]  KraKen,[ 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.  Rafael Rodriquez, [easy, have a listen], Kelly’s Bar at Pueblo Bonito Emerald Bay, 7 p.m. Alets Malafama [acoustic blues] Water’s Edge Bistro, 7:30  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.

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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. To read the full movie synopsis, and now there’s  a new online reservation system

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 January 19: The Second Mother

Monday January 23: Me Before You

Tuesday January 24: Celebrate Anger with Angela Jackson: ” Do you ever seethe with resentments? Blame others? Say things you later regret? What about dealing with the anger of others – do you fight back or run away and feel victimized…Celebrate Anger will help you deal with this strong emotion in a positive manner, and give you tools to handle anger – yours and theirs.” 2 p.m., $100 Reservations a must.

Wednesday January 25: Ghosts in Stone, Art in the Eye of the Beholder, presented by Fraser Bannerman: Fraser’s entertaining presentation will include story telling, photo images, beat poetry with rhythm tracks and a dynamic interactive drumming experience. 2 p.m. $100 Reservations a must

Thursday January 26: La Famille Belier, in French with English subtitles

Saturday January 28 and Sunday January 29: Mosaic Weekend Workshop with Caroline Wagenaar: the workshop is suitable for beginner and intermediate mosaic artists. All material is supplied. $800, please register via e: carolinewagenaar16@gmail.com

Sunday January 29 and Monday January 30: Playreading of Crees in Caribbean: ” Drew Hayden Taylor’s beautiful play presents us with a Cree couple on their first vacation and first trip outside of their Saskatchewan homeland. The cultural experiences are familiar to us but this couple has a unique, touching time at their Mexican resort.” The first act was performed last year, and on these nights you’ll see the full play. 7 p.m., $150, reservations essential, http://mazact.com/crees/

~GALLERIES~

Angela Peralta Theatre Galleries:  On now until mid February: Plastic Madness Art Exhibition/ Locura del Plástico:  Upstairs at the Angela Peralta GalleryOrganized by our local Mazatlan artist,Glen Rogers, and the Anti-Plastic Project, 25 artists from the U.S. and Mexico express their concern for the planet with this 2D Art Exhibit. From these unique and compelling works of art created from plastic found in our daily lives – straws, bags, bottles, etc – the artists hope to raise awareness of this world-wide problem.Organizers say: “plastic is one of the biggest threats to our planet,  clogging our neighborhoods, highways, soil, beaches and oceans. Ocean plastic pollution is killing more than 100,000 marine animals and birds each year…plastic doesn’t decompose, it never goes away, and enters our food chain and water supply…the goal of this exhibition is to help educate the public about our destructive relationship with plastic…learn to say NO to ever-present plastic bags, bottles, straws and cups…”

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: On now until mid February: Grabados Solars Group Art Exhibit – original prints utilizing solarplate etching:  Nine artists have contributed to this innovative printmaking method: Evelyn Klein, California; Helen MacKinlay, California; Robynn Smith, California; Liz Mapelli, Guanajuato; Glen Rogers, Mazatlan; Dory Perdomo, Mazatlan; Lucila Santiago, Mazatlan; Cristina Dueñas, Lima and Dan Welden, New York. Solarplate etching was pioneered by Dan Welden and images are created with light sensitive plates and developed in water – as a safe alternative to traditional printing techniques using acids. Each print is hand pulled and you’ll be delighted seeing all the delicates images these artists have created. HeribertoFrias #1506 – hours vary [maybe 10 a.m. -2 p.m. and then 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.] call 669 113 0941.

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 Tuesday to Friday, noon until 5 p.m. and on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. or by 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. chinaCecilia Sánchez Duarte was appointed the new director in January 2017. Under her artistic direction this wonderful space will come alive – it will just take a little time. For now, the gallery is open Monday to Friday, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Weekend hours are pending. The Museum is located on  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~

 (Updated January 2017: with the change in the city government DIF has a new president, Tere Gallo de Gill; until MazatlanLife contacts her the activities listed below may not be accurate. 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, 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 

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♦ NEW! Mercado Organico y Artesanal, Pacific Park – Food Truck and Golf,  Av. de la Marina #5191, 4 p.m. – 8 p.m. Fresh B outique 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 ♦ 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 ♦ 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, in the Plaza Zaragoza, a break for Christmas and returns on December 31. ♦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.