Arts & Entertainment Calendar

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Soprano Maria Katzarava performs in the Velada de las Artes, February 6
 
It’s high season and the calendar is bursting! Please keep scrolling to find your fun at: Angela Peralta Theatre, Around Town,Daily Music Notes, El Recreo, Fundraisers, Galleries and Weekly Activities. Just keep on scrolling.

(The Angela Peralta is located on Carnaval, in the Plazuela Machado, Centro. The box office is open Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. and on Saturdays from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. For many events expect to pay in pesos, not a credit card. It’s best to call ahead – 982 4446, press #103. Even if an event is free, either in the Angela Peralta or at Casa Haas, you must get a ticket from the box office. Tickets are non-refundable.)

Thursday January 29: Oberturas, canciones y danzas: overtures, singing and dances, with violinist Héctor Olivera and pianist José Miguel Rivera plus other surprise guests. Part of the proceeds will benefit the Rotary Club. 8 p.m., $200

Sunday February 1: Camerata Gordon Campbell presents: La Serva Padrona – The servant turned mistress. This comic opera (opera buffa) was written in 1773 by Giovannia Battista Pergolesi and the libretto is by Gennaro Antonio Federico. The opera is 45 minutes long and was originally performed as an intermezzo between the acts of a serious opera. Starring soprano Karla Muñoz Arias and baritone Carlos Serrano who both sing in Italian with English subtitles, and actor Larik Huerta – he’s a mute. Maestro chose this for it’s comic side and the intimacy of two singers. Noon, $200

Friday February 6: Velada de las Artes/The evening of the Arts. Maestro Enrique Patrón de Rueda will be conducting OSSLA (Sinaloa Symphony Orchestra) and the show will star soprano Maria Katzarava. She’s from an Eastern-Europena/Mexican family and at age three Maria was already studying the violin and piano. From there she took voice lessons and has never stopped. She’s sung in many opera houses – Milan, Verona, Florida, Japan and has won a multitude of opera awards. She will be joined by Mazatleco tenor Andrés Carrillo, Carlos Arturo Galván and the choral group, Coro Guillermo Sarabia. (There will be a special presentation for the annual literature prize, Premio Mazatlan de Literatura 2015, – Gonzalo Celorio for his novel, El Metal y la Escoria.  Plan on listening to a few speeches. Be patient, the performance is worth the wait!)

Sunday February 22: Camerata Gordon Campbell presents: Randall Thompson y Vaughn Williams. Randall Thompson was an American composer (1899-1984) noted for his choral works. Ralph Vaughan Williams was an English composer (1872-1958) known for his symphonies, chamber music, opera, and choral music.The poems and writings of Robert Frost (“The Road not Taken”) and William Shakespeare are set to music and the Camerata is joined by the Coro de la Comunidad de Culiacan. All in English, Maestro says” this music is spiritual, this music feeds the soul and you should feel as if you are floating in outer space.” There are “seven country songs”  honouring Robert Frost, one set for Shakespeare and the final song featuring Thompson’s Alleluia. The Coro de la Comunidad de Culiacan is comprised of 100 members ranging in age from eight to 75 years old. Noon, $200

Sunday March 1: Camerata Gordon Campbell presents: Hot Jazz. This group of seven musicians come from Mexico, the EU, Poland and Spain. You’ll hear it all: Ragtime, Dixieland, New Orleans, Swing and Blues. There’s a reason the group is called Hot Jazz. Noon, $200

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

Saturday January 31: LOOK Gallery’s show, Cuatro Pintores. The four artists are: Lia Probst (if you like to watch an interview with this talented, young artist please click here), Mark Jay (Mark has six video on decor tips, click here to watch them), Sandi Vandiver, and Adi Rivera. LOOK Vintage and Modern Gallery is located on Sixto Osuna #59 and the opening is from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Everyone is welcome.

Saturday January 31: EPDM presents Hora 17. Students from the four year dance program are performing new contemporary dances at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. at Foro Experimental, inside the CMA.

Saturday January 31: Meet Sinatra for dinner at Delirium. SOLD OUT!

Monday February 2: My Big Fat Mexican Murder: SOLD OUT! 

Tuesday February 3: BINGO! Angelina’s Kitchen and volunteers from the Red Cross host this bingo party (Spanish by the numbers) – all proceeds are donated to the Red Cross to improve its ER room. Gone are the old-fashioned daubers and it’s in with the new boards that slide to cover your number. Volunteer Betty Lizarraga enthusiastically calls the numbers in English and in Spanish. AK is offering special drink prices, from 4 p.m until 5 p.m., $50 for five plays, please call to reserve, 910 1596 and please be on time – 4 p.m.! AK is located behind the Freeman on Venustiano Carranza #18.

Tuesday February 3: Kiss tribute band, Grupo Dynassty, two shows, 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m., Antonio Haas/IMSS Theatre, call 982 7516 for all the details.

Thursday February 5: Meet Sinatra for dinner at Delirium. This intimate dinner show features the singer Gabriella Vadillo and pianist Maestro Miguel Rivera. Your $350 ticket includes delicious Mexican tapas (like you’ve never tasted before), and two glasses of red wine, or two glasses of white wine depending on your preference. The wines are paired to the tapas. Dine in the art gallery to the songs of Sinatra. Reservations are required, 669 193, 1228, and it starts at 8 p.m. Delirum is located on Sixto Osuna #24. (If you would like to read a review of this restaurant, please click here.)

Friday February 6: First Friday ArtWalk, 4 p.m. – 8 p.m. Free self-guided tour in Centro. Mazatlan’s ArtWalk is in its tenth year and 46 artists in 23 locations happily display paintings, drawings, prints, photographs, jewellery and all things creative. There’s never any pressure to buy; it’s a wonderful way to see houses, studios and appreciate the variety of art that is being created. To plot your route: http://www.artwalkmazatlan.com

Saturday February 7 (10 tickets left): Mardi Gras Party #6/seis. The Dixieland band, Cats’nJammers, is back and brassier than ever! This popular night of dancing, drinking and Dixieland jazz starts at 6 p.m at El Shrimp Bucket. Your $500 ticket includes an open bar with a choice of Cajun chicken fusilli or Cajun shrimp with pasta for dinner. Please drop by The Shrimp Bucket and reserve your table and your main course. Friday night has sold out and there are a few tickets left for Saturday. Organizer Ken Woods says “…plus there will be surprise guest artist you won’t want to miss.” To watch an interview with Ken Woods please click here.

CaravanGirl FBFriday February 6 and Saturday February 7: 1st Anniversary of Jinetes de Hierro: bikers and friends gather together for this fun free fiesta where there will be great music and food. DJ El Vampiro will be the emcee co-ordinating all the live music. There will be 50/50 raffle where 50% will go to Caravana de Salud (if you wish to know more about this charity – doctors treating children for free in poor communities outside Mazatlan, please click here) and the 50% to the winner.  Friday night takes place at El Doghouse, Constitución #1116 in Centro and on Saturday night at Playa Brujas/Mr. Lionso. Both start at 6 p.m.

Sunday February 8: Camerate Gordon Campbell presents: El arte del corno - the art of the horn. This trio – Olenga Bogaychuk, violin, Aigul Kulvoa, piano and Maestro Gordon Campbell, horn, celebrate the works of Robert Cummings, Mozart and Brahms. It’s also the world premier of Robert Cummings work in the first half. Noon, Casa Haas, $200

great gatsby

Sunday February 8: The Great Gatsby evening returns to El Presidio with the Cats ‘n Jammers band: The sounds of West Egg, Jay Gatsby and Daisy Buchanan come alive on this roaring 20’s night with the Cats ‘ Jammer’s jazz band. Your $120 ticket includes a welcome drink and all the music you can dance to. El Presidio is offering its à la carte menu; dine on appetizers or have a main, or eat both! There are tables for two, four, six, eight, ten people – just drop in at El Presidio (after 1 p.m., open every day) and choose your table and the number of people in your group. The staff at El Presidio is willing to accommodate your configuration but you must get there soon, as tables are selling quickly. You can also call to reserve: 910 2615. “And I like large parties. They’re so intimate. At small parties there isn’t any privacy.” F.S.F. This large party gets started at 6 p.m.

Monday February 9: My Big Fat Mexican Murder: Residents, Wendy Kain and Bodie Kellogg are bringing murder and mayhem to Mazatlan! They have planned a dinner theatre designed to involve you and the plot just keeps thickening. Enjoy this innovative, intimate (only room for 40 people) evening where you may well be having dinner with the murderer. If you enjoy a whodunnit and mingling with the actors – you are encouraged to ask questions, then this is a show for you. It takes place in the courtyard of the historic Casa de Leyendas and your ticket ($395) includes a choice of three mains (fried chicken, seafood or pasta), plus two glass of ‘good’ wine and two beers. Reservations are essential (all shows have been a sell-out) please contact Wendy Kain on her land line, 180 2038, or her magicJack line 503 926 8164, or e mail her at: wendy@murderinmexico.com. The evening begins at 6 p.m. (If you wish to play a part in one of these murder mysteries then please contact Wendy at the above numbers.)

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“We’ll make you laugh”

All comedy shows take place in The Venado Showroom, Hotel Playa Mazatlan, at 7 p.m., the ticket is $500 pesos which includes a buffet dinner and an open bar. Tickets on sale at: Hotel Playa Mazatlan, Ave. Playa Gaviotas #202, 669 989 0555. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. so you can enjoy your dinner prior to the comedy performance. Visit the website for more details and bios: http://mazatlancomedyclub.com

Sunday February 22: Kat Simmons and Marc Yaffee. Kat has the unique talent for combining physical comedy with real life situations. The 27 year veteran is often compared to Lucille Ball, Carol Burnett and Red Skelton. The audience is her BFF and she delights in sharing her secrets. From The Improv, to Catch a Rising Star to the Comedy Channel, Kat speaks the truth making it easier for the rest of us to be honest with ourselves. Marc is an award-winning comedian who founded the Pow Wow Comedy Jam. He was featured on the Showtime special, “Going Native: The American Indian Comedy Slam” plus PBS’s special, “Crossing the Line.” He won the Ventura Comedy Festival’s Funniest Person Contest in 2012. Clubs, colleges, casinos and corporations all want Marc because he leaves a trail of laughs that are funny, not filthy.

Sunday March 29: Rocky Whatule and Bubba Bradley. Rocky is the current host of “Hollywood Rockin Wrap Up” and this 16 year accomplished comedian lives by his motto – “you have to mature; you don’t have to grow up.” The youngest of five in an Italian family he’s fine tuned the “look-at-me-complex.” No matter his subject – friends, family, marriage or animals, you’ll find his observations hilarious. Bubba was voted class clown in high school. He’s still proud of that honour and draws upon his dysfunctional, nomadic family for material. He has been a metal factory worker, a security guard at Yellowstone and a bar bouncer. You can imagine the material this talented comedian has gathered over the years. You’ll never forget his down-to-earth story telling.

Friday February 6: First Friday ArtWalk, 4 p.m. – 8 p.m. Free self-guided art tour in Centro. Mazatlan’s ArtWalk is in its tenth year and 50 artists happily display paintings, drawings, prints, photographs, jewellery and all things creative. There’s never any pressure to buy; it’s a wonderful way to see houses, studios and appreciate the variety of art that is being created. To plot your route: http://www.artwalkmazatlan.com 

Tuesday February 10: BINGO! Angelina’s Kitchen and volunteers from the Red Cross host this bingo party (Spanish by the numbers) – all proceeds are donated to the Red Cross to improve its ER room. Gone are the old-fashioned daubers and it’s in with the new boards that slide to cover your number. Volunteer Betty Lizarraga enthusiastically calls the numbers in English and in Spanish. AK is offering special drink prices, from 4 p.m until 5 p.m., $50 for five plays, please call to reserve, 910 1596 and please be on time – 4 p.m.! AK is located behind the Freeman on Venustiano Carranza #18.

Thursday February 12 – Tuesday February 17: Carnaval!  For a list of all the events please click here.

Thursday February 19: Meet Sinatra for dinner at Delirium. This intimate dinner show features the singer Gabriella Vadillo and pianist Maestro Miguel Rivera. Your $350 ticket includes delicious Mexican tapas (like you’ve never tasted before), and two glasses of red wine, or two glasses of white wine depending on your preference. The wines are paired to the tapas. Dine in the art gallery to the songs of Sinatra. Reservations are required, 669 193, 1228, and it starts at 8 p.m. Delirum is located on Sixto Osuna #24. (If you would like to read a review of the restaurant, please click here.)

Monday February 23: La Cena Secreta. This not-so-secret dinner is a smash hit and once again it will take place at LOOK Gallery. Only room for 16 people. The $395 ticket includes two drinks, and a four course dinner – now that is a secret as are other surprises. To reserve, please e mail Linda Lee: lindalee3169@hotmail.com, or call her land line: 981 6099.

Thursday February 26: Meet Sinatra for dinner at Delirium. This intimate dinner show features the singer Gabriella Vadillo and pianist Maestro Miguel Rivera. Your $350 ticket includes delicious Mexican tapas (like you’ve never tasted before), and two glasses of red wine, or two glasses of white wine depending on your preference. The wines are paired to the tapas. Dine in the art gallery to the songs of Sinatra. Reservations are required, 669 193, 1228, and it starts at 8 p.m. Delirum is located on Sixto Osuna #24.

Friday March 6: First Friday ArtWalk, 4 p.m. – 8 p.m. Free self-guided art tour in Centro. Mazatlan’s ArtWalk is in its tenth year and 46 artists in 23 locations happily display paintings, drawings, prints, photographs, jewellery and all things creative. There’s never any pressure to buy; it’s a wonderful way to see houses, studios and appreciate the variety of art that is being created. To plot your route: http://www.artwalkmazatlan.com

diego and the pigChef Diego Becerra cooking up a Gourmet Body for Delfos

Tuesday March 10 and Wednesday March 11:  Gourmet Body: dance, food, drink and music; Delfos Dance company in collaboration with Chef Diego will be holding eight live installations in Casa Garcia (El Presidio). You can only see four in a night, which is why the event is on for two evenings – just in case you want to see all eight performances. You’ll be greeted with a drink and a bite that matches the theme of the various dance performances. Music is also paired to dance and food. It’s a gourmet food and dance celebration! Omar Carrum and Claudia Lavista (co-directors of Delfos) said “it’s going to be super wild.” $500, 8 p.m., limited to 180 per night.If you wish to make an early reservation, call the Delfos office at 981 4869.

Saturday March 14: Ojalá Live Auction: It takes place in the courtyard of El Shrimp Bucket, La Siesta Patio, from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Please bring a “to die for” item for auctioneer Bill Demmer – he’s a veritable treasure himself!  The ticket is $100, and you will be served the famous Ojalá sangria and finger food. Funds from last year’s auction went to: clothing children whose mother had died of cancer; assisted a family in danger of losing their business; funds for two women to graduate from beauty school. Ojalá has always helped people who have slipped between the cracks. Each year the woman of Ojalá earmark the money for worthy families – be it educational, medical, or just basic needs. Auctioneer Bill needs to do some planning – please indicate your item and perhaps drop it off to one of the volunteers. Tickets are on sale: Saturday Feb. 21, Saturday Feb. 28 and Saturday March 7 at – Organic Market, Plaza Zaragoza, 8 a.m – noon; Rico’s Coffee Shop, GZ, from 10 a.m. – noon; Casa Etnika (Sixto Osuna), from 10 a.m. until noon.  If you wish to arrange tickets by phone, or drop off your treasure please call Jacque Demmer on her land line 981 2286, or cell 669 101 3902; or call Sharon Fannin on her cell: 669 216 1586.

Monday March 16: Cooking classes with Chef Alastair Porteous, Water’s Edge Bistro: spend four hours learning about the life of a chef and exploring the evolution of food. This is a market to table experience and there’s only room for six people. You’ll shop together, cook, and enjoy the fruits of your labour with a wine pairing. The classes begins at 10 a.m. and finish around 2 p.m. $700, please call to reserve: 136 0895, or e mail: tracey@thewatersedgemaz.com (There is one more class on April 13.)

Friday March 27 – Monday April 6: Semana Santa

Wednesday April 8 -Sunday April 12: XX Aniversario Sema de la Moto, 20th Anniversary of Moto Week.

Friday April 10: First Friday ArtWalk, 4 p.m. – 8 p.m. Free self-guided art tour in Centro. Mazatlan’s ArtWalk is in its tenth year and 46 artists in 23 locations happily display paintings, drawings, prints, photographs, jewellery and all things creative. There’s never any pressure to buy; it’s a wonderful way to see houses, studios and appreciate the variety of art that is being created. To plot your route: http://www.artwalkmazatlan.com

Monday April 13: Cooking classes with Chef Alastair Porteous, Water’s Edge Bistro: spend four hours learning about the life of a chef and exploring the evolution of food. This is a market to table experience and there’s only room for six people. You’ll shop together, cook, and enjoy the fruits of your labour with a wine pairing. The classes begins at 10 a.m. and finish around 2 p.m. $700, please call to reserve: 136 0895, or e mail: tracey@thewatersedgemaz.com

Friday May 1: First Friday ArtWalk, 4 p.m. – 8 p.m. Free self-guided art tour in Centro. Mazatlan’s ArtWalk is in its tenth year and 46 artists in 23 locations happily display paintings, drawings, prints, photographs, jewellery and all things creative. There’s never any pressure to buy; it’s a wonderful way to see houses, studios and appreciate the variety of art that is being created. To plot your route:http://www.artwalkmazatlan.com

Daily Music Notes

THE FAIRLY ACCURATE DAILY MUSIC SCHEDULE

All restaurants and bars are listed in The Directory, click here for address, opening hours and phone numbers – it’s fairly accurate! Some of the restaurants close for private events, some of the groups are hired away for private events, just call ahead.  Many of your groups (21) are on The Bandstand, please click here to listen.  To find out more about The Mazatlan Music Lovers Club, and  its CD, Mazatlan Sampler, click here

Mondays: Alexis Felix, Chill and Grill, 6 p.m. (have a listen) ♦ Melissa Mondays (Melissa Burridge – have a listen), Los Zarapes ($250 includes dinner + 2 drinks, reserve via e: slsongbird@yahoo.com)), 6 p.m. ♦ Rafael Rodriguez, (easy/mixed), Kelly’s Bar, Pueblo Bonita Emerald Bay, 7 p.m.(have a listen) ♦ Ebano,(mixed) La Palapa del Mar, 7 p.m. ♦ Dance + R ‘n R, with Rob Lamonica, Dave Oakey, Chris Henderson, Omar Rios ++, La Chupiteria, 7 p.m. (have a listen) ♦ Kannon(r&r) GusGus GZ, 8: 30 p.m. (have a listen)

Tuesdays: Brenster’s Beach Bash, (mixed), Diego’s Beach House, (all you can drink $275 or cover of $70), 2 p.m. ♦ Alexis Felix, Lucky B’s, 6 p.m. ♦ Mazatlan Karaoke, El Shrimp Bucket, 6 p.m ♦ ZAZ, (r ‘n’ r), Twisted Mama’s, 6:30 p.m.♦ Kamaleón,(with Leslie, vocals, and Carlos, guitar) La Catrina Restaurant, 6:30 p.m. ♦ Mundo Sánchez (romantic vocals and guitar), Topolo 7 p.m.(have a listen) ♦ Rafael Rodriquez,(easy/mixed) Torres Mazatlan, 7 p.m. ♦ Tertia (romantic instrumental) Angelina’s Kitchen, 7 p.m. ♦ Jazz Jam with Rob Lamonica ++, La Bohemia, 7:30 p.m.(have a listen) ♦ Kannon, (r&r), GusGus GZ, 8 p.m.  ♦ Live music (varies) El Roots Cafe, 8 p.m.

Wednesdays: Fairly Honest Jon & The Truth (blues), Chill and Grill, 2 p.m. – 6 p.m ♦Kannon, (R&R), La Corriente, 3 p.m. – 6 p.m. ♦ Cheryl Gaudet (easy listening), The Jonathon Hotel, 6 p.m. (have a listen) ♦ 2/4 Jazz (Richard + Scotty, guitar flute), El Presidio, 6 p.m. ♦ Los Cryps, Lucky B’s, 6:30 p.m. ♦ Ebano, (salsa, cumbia, mixed), Twisted Mama’s, 6:30 p.m. ♦ Rob Lamonica (easy/mixed), Héctor’s Bistro, 7 p.m. ♦ Rafael Rodriquez,(easy/mixed) Sea Farer 7 p.m.♦ Mundo Sánchez, Angelina’s Kitchen, 7 p.m. ♦ Sergio Avila (smooth sax), Topolo, 7 p.m.♦  Tanya Carrum (easy/mixed), La Catrina, 7 p.m ♦ Kannon, (r &r) GusGus GZ, 8 p.m. ♦ Live music, varies, often KraKen,( r’n r, Leslie vocals, Carlos guitar)El Roots Cafe, 8 p.m ♦ Mariachi band, El Mil Amores, Marina, 8 p.m. ♦ Lori Davidson and Dario Avila, (mixed/easy) Pedro & Lola, 8:30 p.m. ♦ Live dance band, family atmosphere, La Fonda de Chalio, 8:30 p.m.

Thursdays:  Té para Dos, Surf’s Up, 1 p.m. ♦ Alexis Felix, (easy, have a listen) Chill and Grill, 6 p.m.♦  ZAZ, (r n’ r), Twisted Mama’s, 6:30 p.m. ♦ Wingin’ It (Lori Davidson/Rob Lamonica, (mixed, easy, have a listen, ) Social, 6:30 p.m. ♦ Ebano, (mixed, good dancing music), The Saloon Sports Bar, 6:30 p.m.♦ Sergio Avila, (smooth sax), Topolo, 7 p.m. ♦ Mazatlan Karaoke, Las Flores, 7 p.m.♦ Rock Creek ( mixed), La Palapa del Mar, 7 p.m.(have a listen)  ♦ Organic jazz (Richard Eager, guitar; Scotty Auble, flute) Water’s Edge, 7 p.m.♦ Mario Rojas and his guitar (trova/Cuban ballads), La Copa de Leche, 7 p.m. ♦ Live music, varies, F.I.S.H. 7 p.m.♦ Rafael Rodriquez (easy/mixed) Kelly’s Bar Pueblo Bonito, 7 p.m.♦ Los Cryps, Christy’s Sports Bar, 8 p.m. ♦ Kannon, (r &r), Lucky B’s, 7 p.m. (have a listen) ♦ Karaoke (Spanish), Puerto Viejo, 7:30 p.m. ♦  Kameleon,(r&r) GusGus GZ, 8 p.m ♦ Live music, varies, often KraKen,( vocals – Leslie, guitar- Carlos) El Roots Cafe, 8 p.m. ♦ Live music (varies) Baja Style, 8 p.m. ♦ Live music,  Pedro y Lola , 8:30 p.m. ♦ Live dance band, family atmosphere, La Fonda de Chalio, 9  p.m. ♦ Los Albureros (Sinaloa sounds), El Albur, 9 p.m. ♦ Ladies night, (live, mixed Mexican), La Camelia Show Centre, 9 p.m. ♦ Lo que cantamos las mujeres (Heidi ++), La Bohemia, 10:30 p.m.

Fridays:  Cheryl Gaudet,(easy listening) The Jonathon Hotel, 6 p.m. ♦ Alexis Felix, Christy’s Sport’s Bar, 6 p.m.  ♦ Los Cryps (Beatles, oldies, have a listen) Twisted Mama’s, 6:30 p.m. ♦ Mundo Sánchez (romantic vocals and guitar), Topolo, 7 p.m. ♦ Marianna, (romantic vocals), Angelina’s Kitchen, 7 p.m. ♦ Jesus Mario Gonzalez (sax), Water’s Edge, 7 p.m. ♦Rafael Rodriguez (easy, mixed), Kelly’s Bar, Pueblo Bonito Emerald Bay, 7 p.m. ♦ Kannon, (r&r), Lucky B’s, 7 p.m. ♦ Oscar and Javier Rojas (Spanish/English favourites), La Copa de Leche, 7 p.m ♦ Live music,  (alt. rock) Diego’s Beach House, 7 p.m.♦ Wingin’ It, Lori Davidson, Rob Lamonica + guests, (mixed/country) Macaws, 7 p.m. (have a listen)  ♦ Arsenio, (romantic), Casa Loma, 7:30 p.m. ♦ Los Stanley F.I.S.H. ( r & r) 7 p.m.  ♦ Live music (varies)  El Roots Cafe, 8 p.m. ♦ Salty Feet (r&r), Puerto Viejo, 8 p.m.♦  ♦Kameleon,(r&r) GusGus GZ, 8 p.m  ♦ Live dance band, family atmosphere, La Fonda de Chalio, 8:30 p.m.. ♦ Jazz band, Pedro & Lola, 8:30 p.m.♦ Live music (varies),  El Shrimp Bucket, 8 p.m.♦ KraKen, (r ‘n r, vocals Leslie, guitar Carlos) Las Flores Hotel, 8 p.m. ♦ Karaoke, La Catrina, 8 p.m.♦ Mexican mixed, La Chupiteria, 8:30 p.m. ♦ ZAZ! (r&r) Baja Style, 9:30 p.m  ♦ Karaoke with a Mariachi band, El Mil Amores Centro, 10 p.m. ♦ Live band (mixed Mexican), La Camelia Show Center, 10 p.m.♦ Babel Acoustic live with lead singer Elisa Carrum, (mixed), Wine & Sushi, 10 p.m. ♦ Los Blue Boys, Pedro & Lola, 10 p.m.ish

Saturdays:  Rootsterford Reggae,(have a listenSurf’s Up, 1 p.m.♦ Alexis Felix,(guitar/easy, have a listen) The Jonathon, 6 p.m. ♦ Mexican Mariachi Party ($200 includes buffet and show) Twisted Mama’s, 6:30 p.m. ♦ The Troubadours, (C&W)) Dave Oakey, Myron (fiddle) and Rob Lamonica, Macaws,(have a listen) 7 p.m.♦ Jesus Mario Gonzalez (sax), Water’s Edge, 7 p.m. ♦ Marianna, (romantic vocals), Angelina’s Kitchen, 7 p.m. ♦ Mazatlan Karaoke, The Saloon Sports Bar, 7 p.m. ♦ Oscar and Javier Rojas (Spanish/English favourites), La Copa de Leche, 7 p.m.♦ Mundo Sánchez, (romantic vocals and guitar), Topolo, 7 p.m. ♦ Los Cryps (Beatles, oldies), La Bohemia, 7 p.m. (have a listen) ♦ Live bands, varies, F.I.S.H., 7 p.m.♦ Kannon, (r&r), Lucky B’s, 7 p.m. ♦ Live bands (varies) El Roots Cafe, 8 p.m.  ♦ Canto Altano (classical Mexican trio, trova, boleros), Casa Loma, 8 p.m  ♦ Mariachi band, El Mil Amores, Marina, 8 p.m.♦ Salty Feet (r&r), Puerto Viejo, 8 p.m.♦ KraKen, (r ‘n r, vocals – Leslie, guitar – Carlos), Las Flores Hotel, 8 p.m. ♦ Kameleon,(r&r) GusGus GZ, 8 p.m.♦ Guest bands, Machado Kiosk, 8 p.m. ♦ Live dance band, family atmosphere, La Fonda de Chalio, 8:30 ♦ Lori Davidson + Dario Avila (mixed/easy)  Pedro & Lola, 9 p.m.(have a listen)♦ ZAZ, (r&r) Baja Style, 9:30 p.m. ♦ Live music (varies) La Catrina, 9 p.m.

Sundays:  Ebano, “Mr. Lionso” Playa Brujas, 4:30 p.m. ♦ Abraxas (Alexis Felix) and Cheryl Gaudet, The Jonathon, 6 p.m. (Feb. 8) ♦ Swing Set (Richard Eager, Jock, guitar, sax, flute), Macaws, 6:30 p.m.(they play Feb. 1, and then return on Feb. 22)♦ Los Cryps (salsa, cumbia r & r, mixed), Twisted Mama’s, 6:30 p.m. ♦ The Troubadours (Rob Lamonica and Dave Oakey)mixed/easy, have a listen), Pedro & Lola, 6:30 p.m. ♦ ZAZ, (r&r), Lucky B’s, 6:30 p.m.  ♦ Mazatlan Karaoke, El Shrimp Bucket, 6:30 p.m. ♦ Mundo Sánchez,(romantic guitar and vocals) Angelina’s Kitchen, 7 p.m. ♦ Live music, (easy listening, often Rafael Rodriquez) kiosk in the Plazuela Machado, 7:30 p.m ♦ Kannon, Las Flores Hotel, 8 p.m. ♦Live music, (Mexican mixed) La Chupiteria, 8:30 p.m. ♦ Live dance band, family atmosphere, La Fonda de Chalio, 8:30 ♦ Kamaleon, (r&r) GusGus GZ, 8:30 p.m.♦ Los Albureros (Sinaloa sounds), El Albur, 8:30 p.m. ♦ Adiccion, Baja Style, 8:30 p.m.

IN CONCERT

Friday January 30: 1st anniversary of Pacific Pearl Music featuring Illusive Man, La Corriente, 10 p.m.

Saturday January 31 and Sunday February 1: Rico from Ease Up, Jason J and on Sunday it’s Moi from Tomorrow’s Bad Seeds,  Diego’s Beach House, 11 p.m.

Saturday February 7: Kawas, Diego’s Beach House, Casa de Playa, 11 p.m.

Saturday February 14: San Valentin, Diego’s Casa de Playa, 11 p.m.

The Brenster & Carrum Show Country Concert Series
2015 in Mazatlan

Spoiler alert! Last season all the shows sold out – to avoid disappointment buy your tickets early at the Hotel Playa Mazatlan, Ave. Playa Gaviotas #202, 669 989 0555 or e mail: tickets@mazatlancountry.com. All the concerts take place in The Venado Showroom at 6 p.m. and your ticket price includes a buffet dinner and open bar. Fans can follow this exciting series on http://countryinmazatlan.com/

Friday February 13: The Good Brothers: Brian, Bruce and Larry Good. SOLD OUT! but, but, organizers have released 30 more tickets (as of Jan. 23, 2015). As Brenster predicted: “it will be obvious to our audience here in Mazatlan, that this is one of the best country groups of all time.” And it was obvious – the brothers from Richmond Hill rocked the room with their country, bluegrass and folk music. They had never been to Mexico and now can’t wait to return to Mazatlan and warm-up in the Las Vegas- style Venados Show room. $500

Friday March 13: Joan Kennedy Band. Joan is an award winning country artist and “has taken her unique crossover country pop and blues sound all over the world, touring extensively throughout Canada and Europe” writes Jody Sanderson in The March issue of Pacific Pearl. Brenster added, “ she is an amazing entertainer, with great songs and an incredible voice and personality that makes every person in the audience feel special.” $500

Friday April 10: Duane Steele. Another great Canadian country performer. Duane has had many hits including the Number One hit Anita Got Married, plus he’s also released five studio albums. “Duane’s pure voice and natural stage presence makes his lives shows a must-see. Fans relate to his lyrics and song writing styles.” $500

Tanya Carrum

(If you are not familiar with The Brenster & Carrum Show (Brent McAthey and Tanya Carrum) then be prepared to have your socks knocked off. This duo is electric with excitement. Excitement to perform just for you, excitement to give you your money’s worth, they are alive with the sound of music. Their hour and half is filled with duos and solos. Together they perform classics such as “I won’t dance, don’t ask me”, “The lady is a tramp”, “He drinks tequila and she talks dirty in Spanish”, and they close the show with their signature song, “I like you so much.”

As for the solos, wow! Brent has eight costume changes and performs everything from Tom Jones’s “She’s a lady”, to Leonard Cohen’s “I’m your man” to “Tie a yellow ribbon round the old oak tree”. Brent’s colourful shirts  just can’t compete with Tanya’s sexy corsets, tight jeans or velvet skirts. She’s all woman, singing in English, Spanish and Italian. She easily belts out “Don’t cry for me Argentina” in Spanish, of course, and switches to Italian and sings Caruso’s “Lucio Dalla.” She’s so passionate about her singing, it will bring tears to your eyes. Then she’ll vamp it up in a mariachi outfit (talk about an eye-popper) and a glam sombrero that only Tanya could wear. It’s a glorious show, it’s genuine and generous. They give the gift of an electric energy. And this gift keeps on giving.)

El Recreo is a not -for- profit community centre, located in Centro on Constitución #209. For full movie synopsis, or to make a reservation for a special presentation, please go to: http://mazact.com  Reserving just got easier with MF&T’s new online booking system. All movies are $35, payable at the door and the tickets go on sale 30 minutes before the screening.

Monday February 2: Musical Mondays – featuring trumpet player Allen Fannin and his group of musical friends. Musicians drop-in and join the jam, audience drop-in and enjoy a midday break. 1 – 3 p.m.

Monday February 2: The Interview (2014), 3 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.

Wednesday February 4: Explorations presents The Wings of Wonder – Robert McAlpine is a Canadian poet (Excalibur of Spirit) and will read poems from his new volume, The Wings of Wonder. This writer/poet and blogger is “a great fan and a huge sponsor of the art of reading poems aloud. To hear a poem ready by the author opens you to the inspiration that moved the writer to create the poem or the story.” McAlpine will be assisted by guest reader William Bennet, singer and guitarist Majid and flautist Scotty Auble. 2 p.m., $80 at the door, and reservations are suggested through the website, www.mazact.com.

Thursday February 5: Elsa and Fred (2014), 3 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.

Saturday February 7: Max Carreón and MARIMBAtlán. Maestro Max Carreón Aguilar (Municipal Arts Center/CMA) and his student group MARIMBAtlán introduce you to the marimba; an instrument extremely popular in the south of Mexico and is quickly gaining fans here. You’ll hear about the history of the instrument, it’s range of music – from classics, to traditional songs to contemporary ballads. Foot-tapping good! 3 p.m, $130, reservations recommended, www.mazact.com

Monday February 9: Musical Mondays – featuring trumpet player Allen Fannin and his group of musical friends. Musicians drop-in and join the jam, audience drop-in and enjoy a midday break. 1 – 3 p.m.

Monday February 9: Maria Full of Grace (Columbia 2004), Spanish with English subtitles. One showing only at 3 p.m. Host Glenn Calvier will introudce the film and lead a discussion afterwards. Clavier is a French/Spanish to English translator and who is a consultant for major banks and the National Film Board of Canada. Films gave him a window into other cultures and languages and he enjoys telling the many stories behind the film.

Thursday February 12: The Drop (2014), 3 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.

Monday February 16: Musical Mondays – featuring trumpet player Allen Fannin and his group of musical friends. Musicians drop-in and join the jam, audience drop-in and enjoy a midday break. 1 – 3 p.m.

Monday February 16: The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared (2013), Swedish with English subtitles. 3 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.

Thursday February 19: Gone Girl (2014). 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. **note the start time of the second screening is at 6 p.m.

Sunday February 22: Melissa Burridge’s Cabaret! This talented singer is a cross between Ethel Merman and Bette Midler; she belts out all your favourite show tunes, in costume and in character. And she’ll make you cry with her version of The Impossible Dream (have a listen). Melissa grew up in the theatre, and she took voice and music lessons – it wasn’t long before she had sell-out Cabaret shows. Now you can see her perform in this intimate atmosphere. 3 p.m, $130, reservations recommended, www.mazact.com

Monday February 16: Musical Mondays – featuring trumpet player Allen Fannin and his group of musical friends. Musicians drop-in and join the jam, audience drop-in and enjoy a midday break. 1 – 3 p.m.

Tuesday February 24: Melissa Burridge’s Cabaret! This talented singer is a cross between Ethel Merman and Bette Midler; she belts out all your favourite show tunes, in costume and in character. And she’ll make you cry with her version of The Impossible Dream (have a listen). Melissa grew up in the theatre, and she took voice and music lessons – it wasn’t long before she had sell-out Cabaret shows. Now you can see her perform in this intimate atmosphere. 7 p.m, $130, reservations recommended, www.mazact.com

 

“Marching through History with Cesar Chavez and the Farm Workers”
Wednesday February 25: Explorations presents My Life with Cesar Chavez. In conjunction with LOOK Gallery, photographer Cathy Murphy will share her powerful story of the Thousand Mile March in California through photographs and personal anecdotes. As a staff photographer for the United Farm Workers Union (UFW) she was assigned the task of documenting Cesar Chavez; he dedicated his life to improving treatment, pay and working condition for farm workers. The Mexican American became a civil rights activist and employed nonviolent means to bring attention to the plight of farm workers. He led marches, called for boycotts and went on several hunger strikes. Chavez is also famous for popularizing the slogan “si, se puede”, Spanish for “yes, we can” which Barack Obama adopted in 2008. Chavez died in 1993,(some believe his hunger strikes contributed to his death) but for 20 years Cathy photographed him (Marching through History with Cesar Chavez and the Farm Workers) and they became close friends. Her stark and poignant black and white photographs will convey this journey of giving workers a better life. $80 at the door, there will be two shows, 3 p.m. and 5:30 p.m., reservations are recommended, www.mazact.com (Cathy’s photographs will be on display- for- sale at LOOK Gallery (Sixto Osuna #59) on February 28, for one month.) (Netflix now is streaming his biopic, Cesar Chavez, a must watch, English and Spanish subtitles.)

Thursday February 26: The Hundred-Foot Journey (2014), 3 p.m. only, there is no second screening.

Argentine Tango Salsa and Bachata


burlingame-salsa-dancing-nbInstructor Ajay Watts is a professional dance instructor specializing in Latin dancing. He’s visiting Mazatlan from Reno, where he teaches at the Starlite Dance Center. There are two sessions of four lessons, $400, or $125 for drop in. If you have a dance preference please e mail him at: ajwats836@earthlink.net, enrollment is limited to 20 people, both singles and couples are welcome. Please register with Mazatlan Film & Theater – not with Ajay – he’s for dance choices only.

The first four sessions, from 7:15 p.m. – 8:15 p.m., are: Tuesday Feb. 3, 10, 17 and Wednesday Feb. 25.

The second four sessions, from 7:15 p.m. – 8:15 p.m., are: Tuesday March 3, 10,17 and 24.

 

Saturday January 31: 6th Annual Las Jaibas RV Park Chili Cook-Off: a 100% of your $100 ticket goes to Las Hogar de Los Ninos La Mission, remember “it’s all for the kids.” The cook-off starts at 1 p.m. and your ticket includes the chile tastings, a live band, beer, water, 50/50, raffles and everything continues until the chili is gone and the band packs up. The RV park is in Sabalo Cerritos, north of the Marina and across from Torres Mazatlan. If you require additional information (and if you want to cook) please e mail Frank Teale at lasjaibaschili@yahoo.com

Saturday February 28: Hospice’s Annual Dinner Dance: this much anticipated evening will once again serve up gourmet food and the wonderful music of Rafael Rodriquez. (If you would like to hear Rafael’s voice just click here.) This elegant sit-down dinner will also have a silent auction and other terrific prizes/raffles. It takes place in the El Cid ballroom, and starts at 6:30 p.m. For tickets ($550) please call Peggy Sieber: her land line is 985 2346 and her cell is: 669 153 4592. (Please remember that Hospice is a non-profit organization providing palliative care to 155 patients.” You matter to the last moment of your life, and we will do all we can, not only to help you die peacefully, but to live until you die.”)

Sunday March 22: Vecinos Con Cariño Lucky Ducky Derby: save the date for the first annual Lucky Ducky Derby. All proceeds go to an Inscription Fund to help poor children afford primary school. The proceeds will also start a day-care centre for children of migrant farm workers. Ticket prices, entertainment, food and time all to follow. If you would like to read about the great work Vecinos Con Cariño is doing please click here. (it’s the second article from the top.)

Angela Peralta Theatre Galleries:  There are two galleries; the upstairs gallery above the theatre is referred to as the Galeria, and hosts revolving shows as does the downstairs in the gallery, Galeria Rubio. Open week days from 9 a.m. to  6 p.m. but sometimes can be closed due to private events. The

Delirium Galeria: This gallery and bistro has revolving exhibits, always worth stopping in, Sixto Osuna #24, open from 1 p.m., closed Sundays.

Galeria Baupres: Angel Flores #1506 – hours vary call 669 113 0941.

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

Museo Arqueológico de Mazatlan: During the year this space (indoors and outdoors) hosts many different art exhibits and workshops.  Located on Sixto Osuna# 76, kitty corner to Macaws. Closed Mondays, open from 9 a.m. 6 p.m. If you wish to call ahead, 669 981 1455

Museo de Arte:  There are three galleries – the permanent collection is in the Sala Antonio López Saenz. Changing exhibits are in both the Sala Roberto Perez Rubio, and Sala Carlos Bueno galleries. Closed Sundays, open from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. and again from 4 p.m. – 6 p.m. Please be aware that these hours can vary and are not accurate!

LOOK Vintage and Modern Gallery:  A New York- style gallery and art shop.  Owner Mark Jay  has been in retail and merchandising all of his life. He’s very annoying – he constantly purchases items you can’t resist buying. He knows what you want before you do. LOOK is on Sixto Osuna #59; Mark is available by appointment so please call his cell: 669 149 3911 or drop in – Monday to Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. If you wish to watch videos of Mark’s Decor Tips please click here.

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

 (Many of the events in Plazuela Zaragoza are hosted by DIF – Desarrollo Integral de la Familia – a community service that enhances the lives and well-being of Mexicans. Everyone is invited to participate.  To read more about DIF and their good work, please click here.)
Mondays: Cardio aerobics free ( a small donation is appreciated), Plazuela Zaragoza, 8 a.m. – 10 p.m. ♦ Monday night market (food ++) at La Chupiteria, 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. Vendors, including Cocina Linda Lee, are registered with the tax department.
Tuesdays:  Yoga, free, please bring your own mat and water, Plazuela Zaragoza, 8:30 a.m. – 10 a.m. ♦ Cocina Linda Lee will be at the Saloon market from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. This business is registered with the tax department.  ♦Al-Anon meeting from 11:15 a.m. for one hour, at La Mision, Camaron Sabolo #306, between the DQ and OXXO store, last door on the left (called Pam at 669 139 8116 to check meeting hours.)♦ Taller de Teatro para ninos, 5 p.m. – 6 p.m. Plazuela Zaragoza and English Conversation Club, 5 p.m – 6 p.m.  ♦ BE BILINGUAL! SE BILINGUE! – here’s a chance to practice your Spanish and English in a social easy going setting for free. Light one-on-one conversations for seven minutes, then you switch languages. Rico’s Cafe in the GZ, 6 p.m. For more details and to sign up on line, please click here.
Wednesdays: Cardio Aerobics, free (a small donation is appreciated), Plazuela Zaragoza, 8 a.m. – 10 p.m.♦ Twisted Mama’s Market, noon – 3 p.m. Food glorious food, pies of all kinds and many other delicious dishes. Rotisserie chickens too! Call ahead, 669 129 202 to make a request or to reserve your favourite apple/blackberry/blueberry pie, or e: twisted_mamas@hotmail.com . Twisted Mama’s is registered with the tax department. ♦ Cocina Linda Lee will be at the Por Qué No Market from noon until 3:30 p.m. This business is registered with the tax department. ♦ Taller de Pintura y Dibujo/ painting and drawing lessons. Teachers are devoting their time to instruct, please bring materials – pencils, pens, water colours, it’s free but a small donation is welcome – 4 p.m. – 6 p.m. Plazuela Zaragoza
Thursdays: Yoga, free,  Plazuela Zaragoza, 8:30  a.m.  (bring water, mat) ♦ Al-Anon meeting from 10 a.m. for one hour, at La Mision , Camaron Sabolo #306, between the DQ and OXXO store, last door on the left.(call Pa.m t 669 139 8116 to check meeting hours.) ♦ Tardes de Danzón/dancing evenings) learn, or just dance, free, 5 -7 p.m., Plazuela Zaragoza
Fridays:  Latinos y Flamenco/ Flamenco and “latin” dances taught by  guest dancers or by Citalilli Igelesias, free, 8 a.m. to 10 p.m., Plazuela Zaragoza  ♦ AA meeting, closed meeting of Alcoholics Anonymous, every Friday at noon, Melville Hotel, contact 981 0149, or 669 107 6931 or e mail: maltese@shaw.ca for more information.
Saturdays:  Mazatlan’s Farmer’s Market/Mercado Orgánico, in Centro’s Zaragoza Park/Square, 8 a.m. – noon ♦ The arts and crafts bazaar in the Plazuela Machado. Original designs,jewellery, purses,  – it’s a super shopping spot from  5 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Sundays: Atardecer Musical/Musical afternoons, Plazuela Zaragoza, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. (singers bring back-up music) you’ll hear some “amazing voices.”  Small donation for the chairs.

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