Arts & Entertainment Calendar

Please keep scrolling for events at: Around Town,
Daily Music Notes and Galleries.

~Angela Peralta Theater~

If you enjoy theatre in Spanish this festival is on from September 22-29. Tickets on sale at the Angela Peralta Box office.

[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.]

Wednesday September 19: Jorge Birrueta in concert: guitarist Jorge presents “Latin American Landscape with Guitar” – music from composers Cuba, Mexico, Brazil and Argentina. $100, 8 p.m.

Tuesday October 2: Alma Gitana/Gypsy Soul: this is a famous group from Spain “that brings you the passion of flamenco music and dance with an unforgettable show.” There are guitarists [one is very well-known, Tito Losada], two on percussion, one singer, two dancers and Fernando Rico on the violin.This show is part of the Festival Cultura Puro Sinaloa and it’s FREE. You may get your tickets four days before the show at the Angela Peralta box office [not at the Museo de Arte as in previous years] and you are allowed three tickets per person. 8 p.m.

Saturday October 6: Broadway Espectacular! This production is under the direction of Raúl Rico González, the current director of Cultura. Broadway tunes are near and dear to his heart. With the Coro Angela Peralta, Camerata Mazatlan and Escuela Profesional de Danaza de Mazatlan [EPDM, contemporary dancers] the theatre will be bursting with the sounds of music along with Cats, Jesus Christ Superstar, Les Miserable, Man from la Mancha and West Side Story. Mamma Mia! – yes, that too. $100 -$300. 8 p.m.

Thursday October 11: Khorumi “El fuego del Cáucaso”. The National Dance Company of Georgia will present an award winning performance [over 30 dancers] “the fire of Caucasus”. The energetic and unique performance represent the traditional dance of Adjarian, Georgia. $250 – $350, 8 p.m.

Friday October 12: Réquiem de Mozart, with Maestro Miguel del Real conducting OSSLA – Orquesta Sinfónica Sinaloa de las Artes. This show is part of the Festival Cultura Puro Sinaloa and it’s FREE. You may get your tickets four days before the show at the Angela Peralta box office [not at the Museo de Arte as in previous years] and you are allowed three tickets per person. 8 p.m.

Saturday October 13: Camerata Porteña: From Buenos Aires, Camerata Porteña ” had been heard in dance halls across Blackpool and Liverpool, tango, the most proud Argentine cultural manifestation, went global long before we could envision a globalized world – and in great part, to the compositions of Astor Piazzolla. Under the musical direction of founder Marcelo Rodriquez Scilla, the orchestra will interpret songs that span three decades, from his time in Paris during the 50s to the prolific 6os and 70s in Argentina.” Yo-Yo Ma called Piazzolla’s musical legacy ” a truly successful synthesis of tango and the contemporary.”This show is part of the Festival Cultura Puro Sinaloa and it’s FREE. You may get your tickets four days before the show at the Angela Peralta box office [not at the Museo de Arte as in previous years] and you are allowed three tickets per person. 8 p.m.

Sunday October 14: Ser, from the Spanish theatre group, Tábula Rasa. A family drama [all in Spanish] centred around who has paternity rights.This show is part of the Festival Cultura Puro Sinaloa and it’s FREE. You may get your tickets four days before the show at the Angela Peralta box office [not at the Museo de Arte as in previous years] and you are allowed three tickets per person. 6 p.m.

Thursday October 18: Un pasaje a Bollywood, A Passage to Bollywood – by the Navdhara India Dance Theatre group. ” The word Navdhara is a combination of two Sanskrit words – nav meaning new and dhara meaning flow or stream.” Their philosophy is very much like our very own Delfos dancers…” it was set up with the aim of helping out young dancers in India channel their creative energies and to give them a platform to reach out and communicate with an international audience.” Based in Mumbai [found by Indian-Australian choreographer, Ashley Lobo] – its mission..” to create dance and art that is honest and which focuses on the human connection through a style that is simple and narrative in nature, with an intention to share rather than tell, be felt rather than seen.” $100 – $350, 8 p.m.

Friday October 19: Emperador y Heroica: Percival Alvarez, the director of The Camerata Mazatlan  has invited pianist Jorge Federico Osorio [“one of the more elegant and accomplished pianists on the planet”] to play Beethoven’s piano Concerto No. 5 ,OP 73, popularly known as the Emperor Concerto. It was Beethoven’s last completed piano concert. It was composed between 1809 and 1811 in Vienna, and was dedicated to Archduke Rudolf, Beethoven’s patron and pupil. The Camerata is honoured to have such a prestigious pianist join them for this evening. $100 – $300, 8 p.m.

Sunday October 21: La gente del Presiente and La liga impro: Two different groups from Columbia. The first is a play about a corrupt president and the second group are improv group – all in Spanish.This show is part of the Festival Cultura Puro Sinaloa and it’s FREE. You may get your tickets four days before the show at the Angela Peralta box office [not at the Museo de Arte as in previous years] and you are allowed three tickets per person. Time to be confirmed.

Tuesday October 23: Ballet del Teatro Nacional de Eslovenia Maribor presents two ballets: Stabat Mater and La Consagración de la Primavera. Composers around the world are drawn to the 13th century Marian hymn, Stabat Mater and also to Stravinsky’s ‘s Rite of Spring. El Ballet de Maribor has performed around the world and is considered a word-class ballet company.This show is part of the Festival Cultura Puro Sinaloa and it’s FREE. You may get your tickets four days before the show at the Angela Peralta box office [not at the Museo de Arte as in previous years] and you are allowed three tickets per person. 8 p.m.

Friday October 26: Locos de Tango! The composer and director “Quasimodo Trio” will play in concert with Percival Alvarez’s Camerata. Daniel Ruggiero [Argentina] plays the bandoneon and Israel Torres Araiza [Mexico] plays the violin. For those of you who don’t know: the bandoneon is a type of concertina particularly popular in Argentina, Uruguay, and Lithuania. It is an essential instrument in most tango ensembles from the traditional orquesta típica of the 1910s onwards, and in folk music ensembles of Lithuania.[ when you hear the word “tango” you’d expect dancers, not in this case, music only.] $100 – $300, 8 p.m.

Sunday October 28: Somos Sinaloa – nothing says we are from Sinaloa like the Ballet Folkórico with their colourful costumes and traditional energetic dances. They adore to perform and show you the “old” ways. Percival Alvarez will be conducting the Camerata Mazatlan. $120, 6 p.m. [full name – Ballet Folklórico del Instituto de Cultura de Mazatlan and the director is Javier Arcadia.]

Sunday November 4: El cuarto de los espiritus by the Los Panolocs from Colombia: clowns join together to tell the dark story of Via and Veto[the room of the spirits]; they are seduced by a game of death. What will happen? All in Spanish.This show is part of the Festival Cultura Puro Sinaloa and it’s FREE. You may get your tickets four days before the show at the Angela Peralta box office [not at the Museo de Arte as in previous years] and you are allowed three tickets per person. 8 p.m.

Wednesday November 14: Coronar by dancer and choreographer Javier Basurto. “To Crown” will be a unique creative performance – very dramatic!This show is part of the Festival Cultura Puro Sinaloa and it’s FREE. You may get your tickets four days before the show at the Angela Peralta box office [not at the Museo de Arte as in previous years] and you are allowed three tickets per person. 8 p.m.

Sunday November 18: Raices de México with the Compañia Folclórica Sinaloense. Founded in 1983 the company has performed our regional dances all over the world – Portugal, Switzerland, Japan, Chile the US and they are welcomed and beloved by all audiences. The dance performances are literally the “roots” [raices] of Mexico.This show is part of the Festival Cultura Puro Sinaloa and it’s FREE. You may get your tickets four days before the show at the Angela Peralta box office [not at the Museo de Arte as in previous years] and you are allowed three tickets per person. 6 p.m.

~Around Town~

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

Thursday September 20: Concert, Los más vital “the most vital”by composer Terry Gilkyson [1916-1999, American folk singer, composer and lyricist] with the percussionist Max Carreón and members of the Camerata. Inspiration for this concert came from Gilykson’s most popular songs from the animated movie, “The Jungle Book”. The concert will also feature composers Menken, Kopetzki, Schmitt, Brubeck. Casa Haas, 7 p.m. $120.

Friday September 21: Logrando un sueño – “achieving your dream” stars soprano Marysol Calles. Born in Guadalajara, Marysol has performed in Spain, the US, Italy and of course, all over Mexico. She’ll be accompanied by pianist Sergio Castellanos and the violinist, Nina Farvarshchuk. The program promises a tribute to Broadway tunes. Casa Haas, 7 p.m. $150

Friday September 21: La Mazatleca is featuring a new show, Noches Mexicanas with Mariachi Juvenil de Mazatlan. This festive evening begins at 9 p.m. and please call 669 127 7650 to reserve.

Saturday September 22: Concert, Canto sin Fronteras: starring mezzosoprano Mariela Angulao, tenor Iván Valdez and bass José Manuel Valenzuela accompanied by Juan Pablo Garcia on the piano. The group have prepared Mexican songs and zarzuela [alternates between spoken and singing, from Spain] for your listening pleasure.

Saturday September 22: Tablao Flamenco: La Bohemia presents Tabla Flemenco: Dancers are Adelita Ibarra [CDMX], Cecilia Gómez [VER]; Maria Luisa Valdéz and Laura Niebla from the Coalición Flamenca; singer Mario Diaz [CDMX], guitar, Fernando Martinez [GDL], 8 p.m. $180 [includes a National drink], reservations a must at La Bohemia, 669 136 0866

.Friday September 28: Insistentes FEST V: music – Mr. Blaky, D. Krugga, Aze Aualos, El Pirer, Robo tattoos, art – Gustavo Lal, El Nava, Coco Domenico Bertolini and much, much more.  Diego’s 8:30 p.m.

Friday September 28: La Mazatleca is featuring a new show, Noches Mexicanas with Mariachi Juvenil de Mazatlan. This festive evening begins at 9 p.m. and please call 669 127 7650 to reserve.

Friday October 5: Luis Brito’s photography exhibit, Exposición Paisajes Anónimos, @ Museo de Art, in the Galeria Carlos Bueno, 7 p.m., free, everyone is welcome. [Sixto Osuna and Venustiano Carranza]

Saturday October 6: Sonoro Visual – graphical mapping and electronic music/mapping & Música Electrónica with Renato VuCub and Carlock. Stunning computer visuals against the walls in two galleries of the Museo de Arte – all married up with electronic music – @ Museo de Arte, 8 p.m., $100. [Sixto Osuna and Venustiano Carranza]

Sunday October 7: Celso Piña y la OSSLA. It’s the official inauguration of Celso playing with Sinaloa’s symphony orchestra. “Celso Piña is a professional singer, composer, arranger, and accordionist mainly in the genre of musica norteña. Celso Piña is a pioneer in the mixture and fusion of tropical sounds with many of his works having elements of musica norteña, sonidero, ska, reggae, rap/hip-hop, R&B, etc. In 1980, Celso bought his first accordion and was introduced to the world of musica norteña” During the mid 80s Piña decided to switch into the genre of cumbia and launched “Celso Piña y su Ronda Bogotá”. Free, 8 p.m.,on Olas Altas at the woman’s monument, La Mujer Mazatleca with thanks from Festival Cultura Puro Sinaloa.

Monday October 8: Twisted Mama’s Canadian Thanksgiving dinner: the traditional buffet style turkey[with all the trimmings] dinner starts at 4 p.m. and goes to 8 p.m. Please make a reservation: 669 129 2021 or e mail: twisted_mamas@hotmail.com

Thursday October 11: Antigona from from the French company, Pitouch Company:”the Pitouch Company invitation: Our version of Antigone, is not the classic version of Sophocles, is a version completely adapted in our time. The foundation of the show is the essence of the myth of Antigone, a metaphor. We adapt to the history of each country.” It’s a combination of dance, music, and Pitouch’s ‘touch’.This show is part of the Festival Cultura Puro Sinaloa and it’s FREE. You may get your tickets four days before the show at the Angela Peralta box office [not at the Museo de Arte as in previous years] and you are allowed three tickets per person. 8 p.m. The courtyard of Museo de Arte, 8 p.m.

Friday October 12: Concert Duo/Dos para el Tango/Two for Tango – featuring violinist Nina Farvarshchuk and pianist Jesús Eduardo Pérez. They are playing/paying tribute to the great Astor Piazzolla. “Astor Pantaleón Piazzolla was an Argentine tango composer, bandoneon player, and arranger. His oeuvre revolutionized the traditional tango into a new style termed nuevo tango, incorporating elements from jazz and classical music.” Casa Haas, 7 p.m., $150.[For those of you who don’t know: the bandoneon is a type of concertina particularly popular in Argentina, Uruguay, and Lithuania. It is an essential instrument in most tango ensembles from the traditional orquesta típica of the 1910s onwards, and in folk music ensembles of Lithuania.Music only, no dancers.]

Friday October 19: Sabaiba Teatro presents the play Erase una vez la novia. In Spanish at Teatro Universitario UAS, 8 p.m..This show is part of the Festival Cultura Puro Sinaloa and it’s FREE. You may get your tickets four days before the show at the Angela Peralta box office [not at the Museo de Arte as in previous years] and you are allowed three tickets per person. 8 p.m.

Friday October 19 and Saturday October 20: Romántico with the great singer Oscar Gómez. He sings it all – arias to ballads and has an exciting romantic program planned – lots of variety!  Casa Haas, 7 p.m., $120.

Saturday October 20: La Mala Rodriquez!  From Seville, La Mala or La Mala Maria is a Latin Grammy awarding-winning Spanish hip- hop rapper. Her famous single “Volveré” is on the soundtrack of the film Fast and Furious. After a four-year hiatus, Mala released her latest single, “Gitanas” on July 6, 2018. Pitchfork says, “Her voice is bold and unflinching, when she boldly asks ‘Quien me protege?’ (“Who protects me?”) you can almost feel the ground quake beneath her feet. Mala already knows the answer to her question. Without missing a beat, she cries out, “Yo!” (“Me!”), daring anyone to doubt her.”  This is a Festival Cultural Puro Sinaloa concert and it’s free. Olas Altas, 8 p.m.

Saturday October 20: [Héctor] Ricardo Montaner in concert! This popular Venezuelan-Argentine singer songwriter [he’s sold over 23 million records] with his Latin pop style is coming to the Mazatlan International Centre, MIC. Tickets are on sale – from $620 to $2,520 – 669 989 6060 or www.boletomovil.com.

Thursday October 25: Al son de Mariachi with Mariachi Sinaloa and Jorge Echeagaray, Casa Haas, 8 p.m. $150.

Friday October 26: Into the Sun – this folk group hails from Kansas City, [Miss.] and specializes in the folk songs from Ireland, Scotland and the U.S. Molly McLaughlin – flute, whistle and vocals; David Agee – violin, mandolin, guitar and vocals; Gordon Bearss – guitar, mandocello and vocals; Mike Lunoe, bodhrán [an Irish frame drum] and vocals. Plazuela Machado, 8 p.m. With thanks to Festival Cultural Puro Sinaloa.

Saturday October 27: Una velada con Edgar Allan Poe: enter the eerie world of Edgar Allan Poe where Flor Estrada will recite four poems [The Black Cat, etc.] and Sergio Castellanos will accompany her on the piano. These poems will be recited in Spanish. Casa Haas, 7 p.m., $150.

Sunday October 28: Daylight savings, fall back one hour.

Monday October 29: Moscow State Ballet presents El Lago de los Cisnes/Swan Lake. No description required here: Moscow State Ballet, Swan Lake, all free at 8 p.m. in Parque Ciudades Hermanas [Zaragoza and the Malecon] with thanks to Festival Cultura Puro Sinaloa.

Tuesday October 30: Pasión por la Música, Notas de Luz: This free concert will take place in the new Parque de las Ciudades Hermanas [Zaragoza and the Malecon]. Maestro Percival Alvarez has created a beautiful concert with his Camerata – there will be pop, rock and classical music. 8 p.m.

Wednesday October 31: The Dhol Drummers of Rajasthan – Desert Pulse Percussions. “Conformed by a group of drummers from the Big Indian, or Thar, Desert, from the Manganiar community at the border of Pakistan. These musicians preserve as ancestral heritage using various instruments, in particular the dhol, a big-dimensioned, two-faced drum that is usually played by two people. Many of the Rajasthan drummers begin their learning at a young age, but only few of them achieve to master and play it at a consistent and certain speed during a long period, or to innovate and quickly change rhythmic patterns. To overcome both difficulties is a distinctive mark of a superior mastery, and such domain of the rhythm is a distinctive characteristic of the Dhol Drummers.” Free, Parque de las Ciudades Hermanas [Zaragoza and Malecon], 8 p.m.

Thursday November 1: Dia De Muertos/Day of the Dead. Today, Oscar Balancort is now the new director of Cultura. One assumes he will follow the traditional parade route, but nothing has been announced yet. There could be some back stage events in the Angela Peralta, but we will have to wait for his agenda and more news on Dia de Muertos. You can count on all the places on the map having altars and paying their respect and celebrating the lives of loved ones. Regardless of what Cultura does or doesn’t do, it’s always and exciting evening to be in Centro and see all the costumes and how people celebrate this night in vary different ways. You’ll find interesting background reading on the history of the Day of the Dead here.

Saturday November 3: Teatro Cuerdas [from Sinaloa] presents Angeles de sol y luna. “Angels of the sun and moon” is a contemporary dance performance created by Sergio Ruelas Pérez. It promises imaginative choreography depicting the pull between the sun and the moon. Parque Ciudades Hermanas, [Zaragoza and the Malecon] 8 p.m. with thanks to Festival Cultural Puro Sinaloa.

Thursday November 8: Grupo Sinalojazz – just as it sounds, banda from Sinaloa with jazz and regional music plus other musical surprises. Plazuela Machado, 8 p.m, with thanks from Festival Cultural Puro Sinaloa.

Sunday November 11: La Cruz de Tijuana & Javier y Baby Bátiz. This rock group was formed in Tijuana in 1972 and continues to please audiences with blues and rock with nods to Black Sabbath, James Gang and Led Zeppelin. Free, 6 p.m. Parque Ciudades Hermanas, [Zaragoza and Malecon] with thanks to Festival Cultural Puro Sinaloa.

Wednesday November 14 – Monday December 10: La Expo Feria Canaco Mazatlan 2018: you may read or hear about this – Canaco is like Mazatlan’s Chamber of Commerce and is geared towards businesses. There will be a 150 booths and organizers are promising “mechanical games”, dance, artists, and music.It all takes place outside Sam’s Club and the entrance fee is $60. The headliner for music is Carlos Rivera and his Guerra Tour on Saturday December 1.Tickets range from $440 [general] to VIP zones at $1,485 and they can be bought at Canaco’s office on Av. Miguel Alemán #914,669 981 3700,  or at the Ocean Grill Restaurant on Av. del Mar, 669 983 2299.

Friday November 16: Guitarist Edgar Nequiz Quinteto: studied in Mexico City and does it all – classical, jazz, blues, rock, funk and metal. Plazuela Machado, time tbc, free with thanks to Festival Cultural Puro Sinaloa.

Saturday November 17: El David Aguilar & Leiden: this a well-known talented duo. David Aguilar is from Culiacán and plays rock, pop, hip-hop, really everything. Leiden is a Cuban/Mexican her voice is famous in Latin America. Solo or duo they make beautiful music. Parque Ciudades Hermanas [Zaragoza and the Malecon], 8 p.m., free with thanks to Festival Cultural Puro Sinaloa.

Sunday November 18: Chris Strait and Denise Williamson. The Mazatlan Comedy Club proudly celebrates its 5th year, bringing you world-class, clean stand-up comedy in the state of the art, The Venado Showroom, Hotel Playa Mazatlan. Besides being a freelance boxing writer, Strait has also been a live commentator and ring announcer for professional boxing shows. Does that make him funny? You bet it does. He’s headlined in all 50 states, as well as six continents and 21 countries. “In addition his contributions on TRU-TV …he has performed stand-up comedy on Fox’s “Laughs”. Strait is extremely nearsighted preventing him from obtaining a professional boxing license; his new/old ring is comedy, lucky us. Denise Williamson has started her third chapter with a bang! At 61 years old she has begun careers in stand-up comedy, ventriloquism and voice over; and has started producing her own comedy shows.  She has survived breast cancer (though her hair didn’t) and she’s looking forward to the next 60+ years.  Denise is one of “The Three Amigas” that produce the Comedy and Meatballs Show.  She is part of the Fried Rice Comedy Troupe.  And she produces and performs with The Uptight Senior Citizens Brigade.
Tickets for all shows are $700 pesos [cash only] and they go on sale October 1, in the lobby of the Hotel Playa Mazatlan. To reserve on line e mail Marie: concierge@hotel playamazatlan.com. If you are in Mazatlan you can call 913 5320, or if you reside outside of Mexico please call: 01 152 669 989 0555. As always, doors open at 5:30 p.m. and the laughs start at 7 p.m. It all takes place in The Venado showroom and your ticket includes a delicious buffet dinner and an open bar. If you wish more details and bios of the comedians visit http://mazatlancomedyclub.com

Saturday November 24: Sebastián Yatra in concert: only 23 years-old this singer/songwriter from Columbia has captivated all of Latin America. Music will be a mix of Latin pop, Reggaeton and anything else that fascinates this talented young artist. Mazatlan International Centre, MIC, 9 p.m., tickets on sale on Sept. 6, – $500 – $1800 at MIC [669 989 6060], Gran Plaza [669 262 5253], MaxSi [669 264 4848] or www.boletomovil.com

Saturday December 1 and Sunday December 2: Pacific Marathon/Gran Maratón Pacifico: this is the annual event that brings athletes from around the world to participate in the triathlon. There will be the usual road closures and detours. But the reward for this frustration is the awesome fireworks on Saturday December 1, in the Playa Norte bay, usually in front of the Olas Altas Inn. The fireworks are launched promptly at 8 p.m.

Sunday December 16: Steve Mazan and Frances Dilorinzo. The Mazatlan Comedy Club proudly celebrates its 5th year, bringing you world-class, clean stand-up comedy in the state of the art, The Venado Showroom, Hotel Playa Mazatlan. In 2005, Steve Mazan was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer in his intestines and liver. He immediately had surgery and was given five years to live. Upon being diagnosed, Steve decided to dedicate himself to reaching his longtime dream of performing on The Late Show with David Letterman. Steve’s inspiring story of battling cancer while trying to reach his ultimate dream of performing on The Late Show with David Letterman lead to an award-winning documentary entitled “Dying to Do Letterman,” which aired country-wide and is available on iTunes and Amazon. Steve won an Emmy award for his writing on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. Of all the performances Steve has done, he is most proud of his eight trips to Iraq and Afghanistan to perform for our troops. Thirteen years after his diagnosis, Steve likes to think that he’s been too busy chasing all of his dreams for cancer to catch up with him. Comedian Frances Dilorinzo is a spontaneous and relatable professional comedian who proves intelligent women don’t have to be stuffy. She delivers a thought provoking joke one moment and then an uninhibited physical punchline the next! Her comedy has taken her from one continent to another as a top performer on cruises lines including Celebrity, Norwegian, Royal Caribbean, Holland America and more! Her corporate performances are in high demand, and what better recommendation can you get than from the Oracle himself: “Frances delivers comedy that is edgy, without being offensive…just my type!” [Warren Buffett].
Tickets for all shows are $700 pesos [cash only] and they go on sale October 1, in the lobby of the Hotel Playa Mazatlan. To reserve on line e mail Marie: concierge@hotel playamazatlan.com. If you are in Mazatlan you can call 913 5320, or if you reside outside of Mexico please call: 01 152 669 989 0555. As always, doors open at 5:30 p.m. and the laughs start at 7 p.m. It all takes place in The Venado showroom and your ticket includes a delicious buffet dinner and an open bar. If you wish more details and bios of the comedians visit http://mazatlancomedyclub.com

Thursday January 10, Friday January 11, Saturday January 12: Twisted Mama’s tribute shows are back! Almost always sold out, Mama recommends you buy your tickets now via e : twisted.ticket.booth @gmail.com. Jeff Brewer is John Fogerty of Creedence Clearwater. ” John is a talented singer, guitar player and pianist and he does an incredible job of paying tribute to American legend John Fogerty”. Tickets are $850 and it includes the show, a buffet dinner and national drinks. CCR starts at 6 p.m.

Sunday January 20: Al Ducharme and Bernadette Pauley.The Mazatlan Comedy Club proudly celebrates its 5th year, bringing you world-class, clean stand-up comedy in the state of the art, The Venado Showroom, Hotel Playa Mazatlan. Welcome back Al and Bernadette! Al thrives on playing to sold-out expat crowds in – Paris, Amsterdam, Hong Kong and Beijiing. He also has loads of film credits and his first comedy dvd “Spineless and Loving it” was produced by National Lampoon. Based in LA he works all the major clubs; from Heineken commercials to comedy festivals he’s one undeniably funny man. Bernadette is awash in high praise from the Huffington Post and the New York Post – “her jokes are among the funniest of 2010… the best of new York City Live comedy.” She co-hosted the tv series “The Gossip Queens” and appeared regularly as a panelist on “The Joy Behar Show.” Between television appearances she headlines colleges, casinos and comedy clubs throughout the US.

Tickets for all shows are $700 pesos [cash only] and they go on sale October 1, in the lobby of the Hotel Playa Mazatlan. To reserve on line e mail Marie: concierge@hotel playamazatlan.com. If you are in Mazatlan you can call 913 5320, or if you reside outside of Mexico please call: 01 152 669 989 0555. As always, doors open at 5:30 p.m. and the laughs start at 7 p.m. It all takes place in The Venado showroom and your ticket includes a delicious buffet dinner and an open bar. If you wish more details and bios of the comedians visit http://mazatlancomedyclub.com

Thursday January 31, Friday February 1, Saturday February 2: Twisted Mama’s tribute shows are back! Almost always sold out, Mama recommends you buy your tickets now via e : twisted.ticket.booth @gmail.com. Amberley Beatty returns as Patsy Cline, she was a huge hit last year. ” When Amberley Beatty steps on stage, the very spirit, the very soul of one of the greatest singers in the history of pop and country music comes to life as the legendary Patsy Cline…expect to sing along, laugh, and at times be brought to tears by this very special performance.” Tickets are $850 and it includes the show, a buffet dinner and national drinks. Patsy starts at 6 p.m.

Sunday February 3: Super Bowl.

Sunday February 17: Corny Rempel. The Mazatlan Comedy Club proudly celebrates its 5th year, bringing you world-class, clean stand-up comedy in the state of the art, The Venado Showroom, Hotel Playa Mazatlan. “You can’t help falling in love” with Corny. He’s an award winning Elvis tribute artist. He’s back in Mazatlan[perhaps he never left the Venado showroom] by popular demand. “The thing that makes his show unique is Corny’s humorous twist. He loves entertaining and it shows in his non-stop, highly energized, hilarious performances!” As Elvis said “truth is like the sun. You can shut it for a time but it ain’t goin’ away”…and neither is Corny.
Tickets for all shows are $700 pesos [cash only] and they go on sale October 1, in the lobby of the Hotel Playa Mazatlan. To reserve on line e mail Marie: concierge@hotel playamazatlan.com. If you are in Mazatlan you can call 913 5320, or if you reside outside of Mexico please call: 01 152 669 989 0555. As always, doors open at 5:30 p.m. and the laughs start at 7 p.m. It all takes place in The Venado showroom and your ticket includes a delicious buffet dinner and an open bar. If you wish more details and bios of the comedians visit http://mazatlancomedyclub.com

Friday February 22, Saturday February 23, Sunday February 24: Twisted Mama’s tribute shows are back! Almost always sold out, Mama recommends you buy your tickets now via e : twisted.ticket.booth @gmail.com. Will Chalmers returns as Neil Diamond.” Will returns with ” a fabulous vocal match and authentic look of Neil Diamond. Take a trip down memory lane with Crackling Rosie, I’m a Believer and Red Red Wine” Sweet Caroline! Tickets are $850 and it includes the show, a buffet dinner and national drinks. Neil starts at 6 p.m.

Thursday February 28 – Tuesday March 5, Carnaval 2019!  Just beginning to take shape.

Friday March 1, Saturday March 2: Twisted Mama’s tribute shows are back! Almost always sold out, Mama recommends you buy your tickets now via e : twisted.ticket.booth @gmail.com. Chris and Geoff Dahl return as ZZ Top. You may have seen the duo as the Blue Brothers but this year they don the trademark beards…”during the height of ZZ Top’s fame, Chris and Geoff Dahl were mastering their craft as bluesman. Learning every instrument they could their hands on…they have shared stages with the world’s top legends including Buddy Guy, BB King, Chicago Pete, and Jeff Healy…get ready for a night that will keep you rocking!” Tickets are $850 and it includes the show, a buffet dinner and national drinks. ZZ starts at 6 p.m.

Thursday March 14, Friday March 15, Saturday March 16: Twisted Mama’s tribute shows are back! Almost always sold out, Mama recommends you buy your tickets now via e : twisted.ticket.booth @gmail.com. Once again, Doug Varty is Rod Stewart. “When my band and I used to play Rod Stewart covers in pubs, people would often ask me if I was lip-syncing to a track because of the striking similarity between myself and Mr. Stewart’s voices…when I assured them that it was really me [Doug Varty] they’d insist that me doing a Rod tribute show would be a big hit. Though a little reluctant at first to wear the wig and the shiny suits, I started out in the tribute biz about twenty years ago and quickly learned to embrace the opportunity to become someone else, just for awhile”. Forever Young! Tickets are $850 and it includes the show, a buffet dinner and national drinks. Rod starts at 6 p.m.

Sunday March 17: Marc Yaffee & David Gee The Mazatlan Comedy Club proudly celebrates its 5th year, bringing you world-class, clean stand-up comedy in the state of the art, The Venado Showroom, Hotel Playa Mazatlan. “Chucklelicious” is Marc’s original comedy recipe, specially prepared for non-stop laughs. Tasty topics, spicy premises and savory punch lines, are all served up with a dash of sarcasm and a grain of salt. Adopted at birth and confused ever since, Marc takes his audiences on a comedy joyride as he explores his multi-ethnic roots and the culture clashes that fill his world. Born in East L.A., Marc was adopted at birth by a Mexican mother and a Jewish father. As a young adult, contacted by his birth mother, Marc learned of his Mexican-Irish-Navajo heritage (“I’m a Mexi-jo”) that would inspire much of his standup. A former writer for George Carlin, Marc has toured five times entertaining U.S. Troops overseas. His national radio credits include NPR’s Weekend America, Sirius XM Radio and multiple appearances on the Bob & Tom Show.  Marc delivers his message that laughter can heal and unite people of all ages and backgrounds.
David Gee is a seasoned veteran of the comedy stage who has shared a microphone with luminaries from Bob Hope and Rodney Dangerfield to Louis C.K. and Chris Rock. At the start of his career he was both honored and encouraged when he was named “Best Comedian in a Production Show” by the Las Vegas Review Journal for an unprecedented 3 years in a row. He then went on to serve as house emcee at the venerable Hollywood Improv where he was witness to the rise of such notable talents as Ray Romano, Jimmy Fallon, Sarah Silverman and Zack Galifianakis. Mr. Gee spends a considerable part of each year performing at comedy clubs, casinos and convention centers as well as at golf tournaments and charity events across the country. Most recently, he was a semi-finalist on ABC’s “The Next Best Thing” and was prominently featured on the Showtime special “Rita Rudner and 3 Potential Ex-Husbands” which began airing in the Spring of 2012 and continues to do so.

Tickets for all shows are $700 pesos [cash only] and they go on sale October 1, in the lobby of the Hotel Playa Mazatlan. To reserve on line e mail Marie: concierge@hotel playamazatlan.com. If you are in Mazatlan you can call 913 5320, or if you reside outside of Mexico please call: 01 152 669 989 0555. As always, doors open at 5:30 p.m. and the laughs start at 7 p.m. It all takes place in The Venado showroom and your ticket includes a delicious buffet dinner and an open bar. If you wish more details and bios of the comedians visit http://mazatlancomedyclub.com

Friday March 29, Saturday March 30: Twisted Mama’s tribute shows are back! Almost always sold out, Mama recommends you buy your tickets now via e : twisted.ticket.booth @gmail.com. Matt Cage is Elvis Presley and Cindy is keeping him in the building two nights! “Going from Matt to Elvis is hard work. Matt has curly blond hair..so, when he gets on The King’s duds he has to dye and straighten his own mop. It’s a balance of some of Elvis’ big hits, with a little bit of rock ‘n’ roll that people can shake a leg to.” Tickets are $850 and it includes the show, a buffet dinner and national drinks. The King starts at 6 p.m.

Friday March 29 and Saturday March 30: Mazatlan International Quilt Festival. The San Francisco Quilt Shop in Mazatlan is displaying over 300 quilts with the theme of The Magic of the Sea – and guest quilters Velda Newman, Jeanne Matysiak and Janet Mednick all from San Francisco, California. This special event takes place at El Cid Resort, and there will be classes, quilts for sale as well as art. “Our goal is to make Mazatlan the quilting capital of Mexico and establish a quilt museum.Save the date, time tbc. [for more information contact the shop at 669 668 3247].

~DAILY MUSIC NOTES~

THE FAIRLY ACCURATE DAILY MUSIC SCHEDULE

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. When you phone ask the restaurant ” a qué hora comienza tu musica? – what time does your music start, as that seems to change too!. 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:  Rafael Rodriguez, (easy/mixed), Kelly’s Bar, Pueblo Bonito 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, [have a listen, or read Brenster’s profile where you can hear his original jingle]  returns on October 30th.]  Kannon (r ‘n r, have a listen) GusGus GZ, 8:30 p.m.  Malavista SC [Social Chuy], Barra el Mar [BAM], 9 P.M. ♦ Te Para Dos, Vancouver Wings GZ, 9:30 p.m

Wednesdays: Kannon, La Corriente, 3 p.m.The Truth and Friends,[various blues musicians change it up every week] Diego’s, 3 p.m.♦ Tanya Carrum, [returns on Oct. 31 for a Halloween Party], 6 p.m.   Kannon, GusGus GZ, 8:30 p.m. (r ‘n r, have a listen) Live music, often Malavista SC, Pedro y Lola, 8:30 p.m.  Live music, La Fonda de Chalio, 8:30 p.m KraKen, Diego’s, 8p.m. Los Brownies, Simba Sport Bar, 9:30 p.m.

Thursdays: Noche de Karaoke, La Fábula, 6 p.m. Rafael Rodriquez [easy, have a listen], Kelly’s Bar at Pueblo Bonito Emerald Bay, 7 p.m.  La magia del Sax, Sergio Avila,[ have a listen and/or read his profile.] Agatha’s, 8 p.m. Live music, Cheers The Pub, 10 p.m. ZaZ, BAM [Barra al Mar], 8 pm. Te Para Dos, Sirena Cocina Latina, 9 p.m. Live music, La Fonda de Chalio, 9 p.m.♦  KraKen, Simba Sport Bar, 9:30 p.m. Lo que Cantamos Las Mujeres [Heidi Herrera’s band], La Bohemia, 10:30 p.m.

Fridays:  Kannon, Palapa la Tortuga, 3 p.m. – 6 p.m.Noche Mexicana,[ free Mexican fiesta show, mariachi, regional dancers, fireworks!] Aca Los Charros, 5 p.m  Live music, Cheers, 10;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.  Live music, La Fonda de Chalio, 8:30 p.m. Everardo Castro [classic Mexican ballads and pop], Los Zarapas, 9 p.m.  Live Music, La Fábula, 9 p.m.  Live music, Barracruda’s ♦ Live music, Coco’s, 9:30 p.m.  Live music Simba Sport Bar, 10 p.m.

Saturdays: KraKen,[ r’nr, have a listen ] Diego’s Beach House, 4 p.m  Live music,  La Fábula,  6:30 p.m. ♦ Rafael Rodriquez, [easy, have a listen], Kelly’s Bar at Pueblo Bonito Emerald Bay, 7 p.m. Mr. Rio, 28/veintiocho, 7 p.m. La Rezaka, Cheers, 10 p.m.  ZaZ, Speedy Hot Wings, 9 p.m. Canto Altano (classical Mexican trio, trova, boleros), Casa Loma, 8 p.m KraKen,[have a listen] Las Flores Hotel,8:30 p.m.Te Para Dos, Sirena Cocina Latina, 9:00 p.m. Grupo Versátil, Los Zarapes, 9 p.m.  Live music Hoy Toca Sport Bar, 9:30 p.m.  Live music,  Simba Sport Bar, 9:30 p.m.

Sundays:.Kraken, La Tortuga, 2 p.m. – 6 p.m. La Rezaka, 7:30 p.m. Cheers, 10 p.m. Rafael Rodriquez, Heriberto Frias, between Gaia Bistrot and Casa Canobbio, 8 p.m. [have a listenReggae, Diego’s Beach House, 6 p.m. Live music,  Pedro & Lola, 6:30 p.m ♦ Jazz and Blues, La Fábula, 7:30 p.m Live music La Fonda de Chalio, 8:30 p.m. Live music, 28/Veintiocho, 8:30 p.m.  KraKen [have a listen], Diego’s Beach House, 8:30 p.m.  Los Brownies, Hoy Toca Sport Bar, 9:30 p.m.  Te Para Dos, Vancouver Wings GZ, 9:30 p.m. ♦ Alets Malafama, Simba Sport Bar, 9:30 p.m.

~GALLERIES~

Angela Peralta Theatre Galleries: There are two galleries; the upstairs gallery above the theatre is referred to as the Galeria Angela Peralta 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.

On Now: Group art exhibit, Predicando en el Desierto, [different works from Durango], Galeria Rubio, [street level, beside the Angela Peralta Theatre]

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.

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.

Escarabajo Azul, Belisario Dominguez #1809, open from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Closed Sundays. It’s an eclectic gallery with jewellery, and many works of art by the talented and quirky Agustin Castillo. Agustin represents other artists as well.

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

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

Museo Arqueológico de Mazatlan/MUSAM: 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. Cecilia Sánchez Duarte was appointed the new director in January 2017 and slowly this wonderful space has come alive. [to view Cecilia’s own artwork] [During Semana Santa/Easter/Holy Week and other National holidays] the Museo is open by appointment only – please call 669 163 0248. Due to misuse and disrespect of the bathrooms, they are no longer open to the public.

On Now : Photo Exhibition by Rafael Villalua, El Regazo de Delfos, @ Museo de Arte, 7 p.m.,Sala Carlos Bueno until September 22. From October 7 until November 18 will be Luis Brito’s photography exhibit, Exposición Paisajes Anónimos.

On Now: Group art exhibit, Tropico Sur: artists from Concordia, Mazatlan, San Ignacio, Escuinapa and Rosario display a variety of work. Museo de Arte, Galeria Antonio López Saenz,  7 p.m., free, everyone is welcome. The show will go on until October 18.

The galleries are open Tuesday to Sunday from 10 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!]

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~

Mazatlan Film and Theater at El Recreo is a not -for- profit community centre, located in Centro on Constitución #209. MF&T returns in the fall. Look for its calendar – it’s all here.