Arts & Entertainment Calendar


One of the 11 los gigantes/monigotes, the giant paper mache sculptures that announce the arrival of Carnaval. You’ll see them dotted along the Malecon For all Carnaval details.

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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 two 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 March 4: Veindidós Veintidós/22 22 starring Odin Dupeyron and Erika Blenher. This drama has had six years of success throughout Mexico [and in Houston] and deals with life, death and suicide. The performance is all in Spanish, call 982 4446 ext. 103 for ticket prices. 8 p.m.

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.

Tuesday March 7: Grupo Help! Beatlemania the Tribute. “Because you ask for it! One more time!”  Superb tribute band from Mexico City. Two shows, 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m., price tbd, call 982 4446.

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.” Maestro says ” if you hate opera, you’ll love this performance.” Noon, $300.

Thursday April 6 : Compañia Los INnato: Two contemporary dance companies El Salvador, Costa Rica, [Colectivo Clá, Compañia Tres Hermanos] and El Salvador [Los INnato] [all funded by a grant from the National Fund for Culture and Arts] are performing. Organizer, Elisa Media, describes the type of dance you’ll be seeing as “contemporary dance, expressive dance that combines elements of several dance genres, some of them closely linked to music – such as jazz, rock and roll and hip hop, you’ll even notice some martial arts.” 8 p.m., $100.

~Around Town~

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.)

On now until mid March: The Gerardo Santamarina Art Exhibit: Born in Mexico City in 1962, Gerardo Santamarina Lagunes is an award – winning painter, and sculptor who has had many successful shows in Zacatecas, Culiacan and Los Mochis. For the past ten years he has been creating what he calls Unidades Macro-Esfericas – a fusion of painting, sculpture, drawings and found objects. This exhibit will be a combination of paintings, drawings, and sculptures. Just take a look at how he frames his work, so different, so creative. Gerardo’s degree in architecture is always reflected in his work in terms of space, movement and depth.


He describes himself as an abstract artist and Gerardo uses such expressions as: ” the bubble will be revealed…how can one aspire to utopia with the practice of art…to access those dimensions that extend beyond time, beyond personality…” and he ends his summation with ! “Buen viaje” /good trip. We hope you enjoy his “good trip” in the Roberto Perez Rubio salon, immediately to your left, before the courtyard, Museo Arte. Museo de Arte is located across from Macaws on Venustiano Carranza, open Monday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and on weekends from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. [the Museo will be closed during Carnaval, February 23-28 and re-opens on March 1.]

On now until Sunday March 12: Ecléctico: 26 artists in a varied group art show at the Gran Plaza – from photography, to paintings to sculptures.

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:

Thursday February 23: Classic Rock, Te para Dos plus Beggars Banquet, Surf’s Up, 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Thursday February 23: 2 Expresiones: inauguration of two artists,  Xosé Lamas and Roel Sánchez, Centro Cultural Multiversidad [21 de Marzo #36], 7:30 p.m., free, everyone is welcome.

Thursday February 23 – Tuesday February 28: Carnaval! 


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. 

Friday February 24: Beer Tasting! Naipe is a new micro-brewery and is being introduced at Surf’s Up, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Musicians wanting to jam on the beach please contact Surf’s Up. DJ Dakota Doug will host this open mic. Just bring your instrument or your voice! Reservations are recommended:, or call Leanne at 988 0951.

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 [, 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.

Wednesday March 1: Attention all Canadians living or travelling Sinaloa! “The Consul of Canada to Mexico, Ms. Rachelle Dalton, and the Senior Consular officer for the Consular Agency in Mazatlán, Wendy Hardouin, would like to invite all Canadians living or travelling in the state of Sinaloa to an information session on consular services available to Canadians in Mexico. The presentation will take place on March 1st, 2017 from 4:00-5:00pm. At the end of the presentation, from 5:00 – 6:00 p.m., the Minister of Tourism for Sinaloa, Marco Antonio Garcia Castro, will offer a cocktail open to all attendees.Venue:Tourism office on the Malecon [just past Pardadise Bay condos] -SECTUR – Secretaría de Turismo Avenida del Mar # 882.  Please respond to if you plan on attending this event. [it’s an e mail address] We would also be grateful if you could share this message with other Canadians living or travelling in your area. We look forward to meeting you.”

Wednesday March 1: Wingin’ It, Lori Davidson & Rob Lamonica @ Surf’s Up, 1 p.m. – 4.p.m.  Reservations recommended:, or call Leanne at 988 0951.

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.

Saturday March 4: Gumbo Fest 2017 – brought to you by the super- talented and organized team of Gustavo’s Kitchen Catering, Kahlo’s Kitchen and Amigos de Mazatlan. Location is once again at Casa del Marino, on the ocean, opposite the Lido condos. Welcome and registration starts promptly at noon. The menu will flow something like this, there could be a few tweaks: always a fresh salad bar, an oyster bar [1 p.m.] – fresh oysters on the half shell with a variety of topping sauces; shrimp bucket [1:30] –  shrimp, sauces, a salad bar with greens, and fresh vegetables; New Orleans Gumbo [2 p.m.] –  rice and onions; dessert – sorbet and cakes.gumbo 2017 For drinks [12:30p.m.] you’ll have a choice of beer [Pacifico], sangria, margaritas, tea, lemonade and water. There will be a brief history of “El Fuerte 31 de Marzo” at 2:45 p.m. and live music and dance throughout the event.Tickets are $650 and are available at Cosmo’s Rosticeria [Carnaval #807, Playa Sur, next to the laundry, closed Sundays, open from 8-8] and LOOK Gallery [ Romanita de la Peña, at Venus, open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.on Fridays and Saturdays] or call Gustavo at 669  211 0185 and he will deliver your tickets. Gumbo Fest starts at noon [until 4 p.m.] and Gustavo is asking everyone to buy their tickets ahead of time, not at the door on the day of, so they can properly plan the food.  As last year, proceeds will be donated to El Rancho de los Niños.

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.]

Wednesday March 8: Sunset Dreams Pizza Jazz Night @ Surf’s Up, with Rob Lamonica and guests AND wood-fired pizza! 6 p.m. – 10 p.m., reservations a must: 988 0951 or e mail:

Thursday March 9: De España vengo: an exciting program starring: Athenea Reyes, Mezzosoprano, Jose Manuel Gonzales Caro, baritone and Pablo López on the piano. Casa Haas, 7 p.m. $100.

Friday March 10: Phil Nevile Blues Jam with Rob Lamonica and the Centro Jazz players @ Surf’s Up: two piano players and the smoky voice of Phil. From 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. reservations a must:, or call Leanne at 988 0951.

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 25, and Saturday March 4 at the Organic Market, Plaza Zaragoza, from 9 a.m. until noon.If you can’t get to either of these places please call Sharon Fannin at 981-0209 and she will arrange delivery.gavel-cropped

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. 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:  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.


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  [, 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 15: Community Potluck Dinner/Fundraiser – all to benefit Hogar San Pablo A.C. [boy’s home] for the monthly purchases of their laundry, cleaning, bathroom and hygiene supplies. Once again it takes place at La Cupiteria [across from the sea pool] and the evening follow the same successful format: entry fee is $50 and please bring a potluck dish promptly at 5 p.m. Dinner will start as soon as the food is set-up; cash bar; raffle to follow with lots of prizes [and please feel free to donate]. RSVP is not necessary, but if you have questions please contact Lena Brown, 136 0667 or e mail at “Come enjoy the delicious food, the company of friends old and new and help a worth cause.” [Hogar San Pablo is a home for 30 disadvantaged boys ages five and up who are referred to by DIF, churches and neighbours. Father Horacio Robelo is the current priest and he oversees nuns, a social worker, a psychologist and other volunteers. The boys attend public school and all their medical needs are donated by doctors and dentists. The older boys have migrated to Refugio San Pablo under the care of Nicola and Guy Lansdown.]

Friday March 17: St.Patrick’s Day Dinner Fundraiser to benefit the O’Neil McGean Scholarship Fund. Founders of Refugio San Pablo, Nicola and Guy Lansdown will be hosting a dinner for the newly establish O’Neil McGean Scholarship Fund. “We want everyone to come and enjoy a traditional homemade Irish Corned Beef and cabbage dinner, surrounded by a spectacular ocean view. Our hope is that enough money will be raised to cover the entire cost of higher education [university or trade school] for one young man. We hope to provide a scholarship annually to a new recipient.” The event takes place in the home of Nicola and Guy [it’s not wheelchair accessible] at 6 p.m. on Paseo del Centenario #4, Cerro del Vigia. Tickets are $600 are on sale now and will be available at: LOOK Gallery, Tippy Toes, Water’s Edge Bistro and Gaby’s Salon in the Golden Zone – please check their FB pages for operating hours. You won’t want to miss the Blarney Bingo or the 50/50 raffle! You can’t have a St. Patrick’s Day party without booze, can you? Drink tickets will be on sale on the night of, but please remember it’s not included in your $600.croped saintIf you would like more information about the event please contact Renee Domeier by e mailing [ Refugio San Pablo’s mission statement: “to provide opportunities for disadvantaged boys so that they can become self-sufficient and successful, through loving care, spirituality and quality education.” Currently there are 16 boys in the home, and the “home” means it’s for disadvantaged teens in middle or high school – some have parents, others do not. If you contributed to the GoFundMe fund for O’Neil it’s important to note that this was a separate initiative by O’Neil’s friends and family members and the Refugio have not received any donations from this fund.]

Friday March 17 and Saturday March 18: Triatlón Pacifico

Saturday March 18: Concierto with José Miguel Rivera and singer Carlos Hurtado: Casa Haas, 7p.m. $100.

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:

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.woman-on-sofa-cuatro-cuartos 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 is confirmed at $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. March 24, 8 p.m.; March 25, 6 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. and March 26 is 6 p.m. [closer to the date, tickets will go on sale at the box office of The Angela Peralta Theater.]

Wednesday March 29 – Saturday April 1: Mazatlan Jazz Fest, 2017 – at least nine jazz bands! – [save the date, details, costs -some are free- are all being confirmed] on the Wednesday: a gala dinner in the Plazuela Machado, 8 p.m.,

Louise Phelan, originally from Limerick Ireland but a regular on the Mexican jazz scene. She's famous for her respect of intellectual jazz.

Louise Phelan, originally from Limerick Ireland but now a regular on the Mexican jazz scene. She’s famous for her respect of intellectual jazz.

followed by Louise Phelan. The dinner is a necessary fundraiser, at $1000 per person. On the Thursday: a jazz clinic by the New York Jazz Trio, Casa Haas, noon ♦ Pianist Ken Woods and sax player Jock Buddelman will be honoured in the Angela Peralta Theatre, at 8 p.m. followed by an homage to Chilo Morán who was a famous Sinaloa trumpet player.

The New York Jazz Trio: "specialize in recording classic standards in a straight forward post-bop style".

The New York Jazz Trio: “specialize in recording classic standards in a straight forward post-bop style”.

by the New York Jazz Trio. There will be a cost for this. And that will be followed by a jazz jam at Pedro y Lola restaurant. On the Friday, there will be a jazz clinic at Casa Haas, noon, followed by a movie in the CMA [inside the art school] “Amy” a doc. on the UK singer-songwriter,  Amy Winehouse free at 6 p.m. ♦ in the Plazuela Machado, Mexico City’s Adrián Oropeza Trio at 6 p.m. followed by another Mexico City jazz band, Alan González Cuarteto at 8 p.m. –  then you can move on to Casa Garcia [El Presidio] for more jazz by

Cienfuegos from Guadalajara: progressive jazz rock.

Cienfuegos from Guadalajara: progressive jazz rock.

The Cienfuegos, 10:30 p.m. On Saturday: book presentation in the Angela Peralta for Antonio Malacara’s book, “El atlas del jazz mexicano”, noon; followed by a free movie, “Born to be Blue” with Ethan Hawk as trumpeter Chet Baker at CMA [inside the art school] at 6 p.m.; followed by in the Plazuela Machado jazz by Sr. Buho at 6 p.m.,

Sr. Búho Band from Guadalajara: swing, funk, hip hop, reggae.

Sr. Búho Band from Guadalajara: swing, funk, hip hop, reggae.


followed by Mexico City’s jazz band

The Javier Rodriguez Quinteto from the Mexico City Tabacalera Jazz Club: swing, groove bebop.

The Javier Rodriguez Quinteto from the Mexico City Tabacalera Jazz Club: swing, groove bebop.

Javier Rodriquez Quinteto at 8 p.m; wait there’s more! – at Casa Garcia, Mazatlan Jazz Friends, 10 p.m.

Friday March 31 and Saturday April 1: Twisted Mama’s presents the Triple J Tribute Show: Jim Morrison, Janis Joplin and Jimmy Hendrix tribute band by the Glorious 27’s.jj sized Tickets are available now at Twisted Mama’s, for $750 and include a buffet dinner, and open bar. To reserve please call 669 129 2021 or e mail:

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 [ there is no Bandódromo this year on Olas Altas, cancelled!

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



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


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]  Aries Rising, The Saloon, 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.


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] followed by Kannon from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.  La Resaka, Lucky B’s, 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, 6 p.m.  Kannon (r ‘n r, have a listen) GusGus GZ, 8:30 p.m. 


Wednesdays: Kannon, La Corriente, 3 p.m. La Resaka, Lucky B’s, 6 p.m. Suki & Ebano, Friends Diner 6 p.m. Rafael Rodriquez [easy, have a listen], Hotel Torres’s La Palapa, 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.


Thursdays: Té para Dos,[classic rock], Surf’s Up, 1 p.m. Kannon, Diego’s, 4 p.m. KraKen,[rock, pop, have a listen] El Shrimp Bucket, 6 p.m. Kannon, Lucky B’s, 6:30 p.m.Rock Creek [rock, mixed, have a listen] La Palapa, 6:00. 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. 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.


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. Kannon, Lucky B’s, 7 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.Rafael Rodriquez [easy, have a listen], Kelly’s Bar, Pueblo Bonito Emerald Bay, 7 p.m. KraKen Las Flores Hotel, 8:30 p.m. ZaZ 2.0, Gringo Lingo, 7 p.m. 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 listen] Kiosk, Plazuela Machado 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.


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 Feb. 18, March 4, April 1]  The Continentals -a tribute to early rock and roll [Gerry Perkin, Howard Anderson, Rob Lamonica, Chris Buzan, Sean Hennessey, Tyler Merchant] La Palapa Del Mar, 4 p.m. – 7 p.m. [only on March 11, March 25]  KraKen,[ r’nr, have a listen ] Diego’s Beach House, 4 p.m.  Los Cryps, Friends Diner, 6 p.m. Adiccion, Twisted Mama’s, 6:30 p.m. Kannon,[rock, have a listenLucky B’s, 7 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. 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, 8:30 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.


Sundays: Aries Rising, Friend’s Diner, 4 p.m. Reggae, Diego’s Beach House, 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.


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.

Centro Cultural Univeristario: it’s on Rosales, between Melchor Ocampo and Leandro Valle. A huge white building, with many rooms, patios and outdoor spaces. The famous Mazatleco artist, Antonio López Saenz has his own exhibit room there, filled with drawings, paintings and a few sculptures. It’s open to the public, Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and is part of the Universidad Autónoma de Sinaloa. It’s a little out of the way but the space and the views of the city are worth seeing as well as Antonio’s wonderful work.

Galeria Baupres: HeribertoFrias #1506 – hours vary [maybe 10 a.m. -2 p.m. and then 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.] call 669 113 0941.

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 – one 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. Currrently, until mid March there’s a very interesting exhibit in the main salon, Robert Perez Rubio, by Mazatleco artist, Gerardo Santamarina. An exciting combination of drawings, paintings, and sculptures.Donald Duck1 Be sure to look at the frames; they are as much as part of the art as is the work. For now, the gallery is open Monday to Friday, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Weekend hours are from 11 a.m to 5 p.m. The Museum is located on Sixto Osuna #71 and Venustiano Carranza, Centro. Call 985 3502 or 981 5592, the phone will be answered in Spanish. [ Cecilia has hosted many videos on Artists Studios, have a look, you’d be surprised by the talent!] The Museo is closed during Carnaval – Feb. 23-28 and re-opens on Wednesday March 1.

Tuesday February 21, and Tuesday March 7: free Spanish movies are at the Museo de Arte!. The screening is at 5 p.m., limited seating so please be on time. There are no English subtitles but the organizers, Plataforma Cinema México have selected interesting films for your viewing pleasure. There is air conditioning in the theatre.  “El lugar más Pequeño” [documentary, 2011] Feb. 21 ;  “Perfume de Violetas”, [drama, 2000] March 7.

Nidart, Libertad #45, 985 5991, leather masks, ceramics, jewellery, and much, much more. Open Monday to Saturday at 10 a.m. #17 on ArtWalk

Valladolid Gallery: It’s inside the Valladolid College, on Belisario Dominguez #53. Every month there is a different show – it ranges from group art shows, art installations to poetry readings. The gallery is open from Monday to Friday from 9 a.m to 6 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.


Mazatlan Film and Theater at El Recreo is a not -for- profit community centre, located in Centro on Constitución #209. To see the full calendar – such as movies, playreadings, special presentations and weekly activities it’s all here. 


Wednesdays:  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.
Thursdays: Banda Thursdays! From noon until 2 p.m. different banda musicians will entertain – for free – tourists and locals, Plazuela Republica/Town Hall Square. ♦ Bailes de Salón/ ballroom dancing, really any type of dancing, Plaza Zaragoza, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., music provided, everyone is welcome.

Fridays:  AA meeting, closed meeting of Alcoholics Anonymous, every Friday at noon, Melville Hotel, contact 981 0149, or 669 107 6931 or e mail: for more information.

Saturdays: 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.