Arts & Entertainment Calendar

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~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. and now for the first time you can buy your tickets online! Just enter www.culturamazatlan.mx and click the Cartelera section where you choose the event and seats you want. All credit cards are accepted except for American Express. Before you confirm your reservation, you must provide your e mail address and phone number/WhatsApp where the payment confirmation and the ticket will be sent to you. If you don’t have a printer, just show up a little early before the performance at the VIP door and show the payment on your phone [like a boarding pass] and Cultura will validate it through its code #somoscultura. Tickets for Casa Haas [at the moment] can not be bought online and you must go to the box office – this may change over time. Even if an event is free at Casa Haas, you still need to get your ticket at Angela Peralta 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.]

Thursday November 15: Coronar by dancer and choreographer Javier Basurto. “To Crown” will be a unique creative performance – very dramatic!Very strong and energetic. 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 November 17: A Delfos presentation Estado Latente/latent state.”Throughout 25 years the members of Delfos have shared dances, tours, seasons, collaborations and also, unions, separations, deaths, births, adventures and changes. We have experienced life and the world together through this life project. And we are celebrating it! So many years of movement deserve not only to be celebrated but also to share and for this we are preparing the Latent State program. It will include three works of different natures: “Concerto Barroco”, “Proa” and the premiere of “Manglar” with the collaboration of the set designer Fernando Feres. “Latent state” is a celebration of life that we decided to build an intimate ritual to begin the years that are to come.” $100 – $250, 8 p.m.

Thursday November 22: Billy Hart and Ethan Iverson: “Bill Hart and Ethan Iverson. Mark Turner, who found his own style after exhaustive study of the musical methodologies of Coltrane and Marsh, has become one of the most influential saxophonists of his generation. Ethan Iverson is well-known as a member of “avant-garde populist” group The Bad Plus, praised by New York magazine for its “alchemist’s blend of earnestness and wit”. He has also played with Lee Konitz, Dewey Redman, Tim Berne, Paul Motian and others.” 8 p.m., it’s free.

Saturday November 24: Estreno de Invierno EPDM – students from the dance school, EPDM, always entertain us with innovative dance performances. $100 – $250, 8 p.m.

Friday December 7 and Saturday December 8: El CascanuecesThe Nutcracker Ballet always ushers in the Christmas season. Always set to the background music of Tchaikovsky; Cultura has yet to announce who will participate in this holiday classic.  Every year ballet students look forward to performing on “the really big stage”, accompanied by seasoned professionals. 8 p.m.,$150- $300

Sunday December 9: Ser, from the Spanish theatre group, Tabula Rasa. A family drama [all in Spanish] centered around who has paternity rights. 8 p.m., free.

Thursday December 13 and Friday December 14: Un Sueno en Navidad/a Christmas dream in past years it has been known as Gala Navideña. Nothing says happy holidays like the annual Christmas Concert which closes the fall season at the Angela Peralta. Always a joyful production with a cast of thousands. Cultura will announce the “Christmas players” soon.  Plus, there are always last minute guest surprises. 8 p.m. $200 – $350

~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.

On now until 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.

Thursday November 15: Los Ovnis de las 3 Islas de Mazatlan: art exhibit by Arturo de la Vega, @ Museo de Arte, in the courtyard, 7 p.m., free, everyone is welcome. [Museo de Arte, Sixto Osuna and Venustiano Carranza] The show goes on until November 30.

Thursday November 15: Artist and writer Susan Carnes presents her historical novel Hotel Belmar, The Ghost Has the Key. Translation in Spanish by Joaquin López. Centro Cultural Multiversidad, 21 de Marzo #36, 7 p.m. Entrance is free.

Thursday November 15: Tribute to Caifanes with Alets Malafama and Los Guerreros de Sangre, Cheers, 9:45 p.m., $100 cover, please reserve at Cheers and buy your tickets there. [Av. Camarón Sábalo #204, 913 5814]

Friday November 16: Antonio López Saenz exhibit – this is one of Mazatlan’s most beloved [and talented] artists – from paintings to sculptures he continues to pour his love of Mazatlan into local scenes. Antonio is 83 years old and still paints every day. He also enjoys shopping at our local Centro market too! The creator of the Family Monument and the Venados Monument, he welcomes you to see his latest paintings. Museo de Arte [Sixto Osuna and Venustiano Carranza], 11 a.m.

Friday November 16 – Monday November 19: Buen Fin! These are days of great savings all throughout Mazatlan and Mexico. A chance to save between 20% and 50% off almost everything, depending on the store – available and advertised in most stores.

Friday November 16: Me llamo Lola y no soy Sola – a play in Spanish by Manuel Rochin with the Café MolleréTeatro,  Museo de Arte [Sixto Osuna across from Macaws], 7 p.m. $80.

Friday November 16: Al Son del Mariachi -Jorge Echeagaray and Mariachi Sinaloa’s benefit concert for Asilo de Ancianos [home for the elderly], $150, 8 p.m.,5 de Mayo and Miguel Hidalgo.

Saturday November 17: The Organic Market season opener! Farmers Market/Mercado Orgánico, Plazuela Zaragoza, in Centro from 8 a.m. until noon.

Saturday November 17: Ensamble Liera: A play in Spanish about the work and life of Sinaloa writer, Inés Arredondo. Casa Haas, 8 p.m., free!

Saturday November 17: Suncai Gitano/ Gypsy thoughts/ Garlochi Centro de Arte Flamenco present Tablao Flamenco Vol. II – starring the haunting voice of Ana Elena Morales. The group plays a selection of old and new Spanish ballads with their own brand of Mexican fire. Always, always a memorable performance.Fernando Martinez, guitar; Victor Osuna, violin; Johann Abitia, cajón. $200. Museo de Arte courtyard [Sixto Osuna and Venustiano Carranza] 8 p.m.

Saturday November 17: dj Michelle Castellan, celebrates the 9th anniversary of Diego’s Casa de Playa, 10 p.m., please reserve, 669 159 0161

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] -on sale now – 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

Sunday November 18: 9th Anniversary of Karlos Paez with Rootsterford Band and Guerrilleros Band, Diego’s, 6 p.m.

Tuesday November 20: Dia de la Revolución. It’s a national holiday – banks, schools, government offices etc. will all be closed. It’s difficult to predict where the parade will be this year due to the construction along the Malecon. Last year, the parade lasted for 3 1/2 hours with over 6,000 performers. Plans have not been revealed for this year – yet. [Fast facts: The day of the revolution also known as the Mexican Civil War took place in the years leading up to 1910. The dictator, Porfirio Diaz had been in power for 35 years and the people said “enough” leading to a political rebellion. A wealthy landowner, Francisco Madero [along with Pancho Villa and others] challenged Diaz and became the next president in 1911; he was elected in a free and fair election. It didn’t last long as he was assassinated in 1913. There continued to be many, many more battles always physical and political – but Mexicans choose to celebrate La Dia de la Revolución on November 20 to honour the original men who ousted Diaz.]

Thursday November 22: US Thanksgiving. Parties and special dinners from Centro to Cerritos. Tanya Carrum will be preforming at Friends Dinner.

Thursday November 22: Festival de Rock, at the Parque Ciudades Hermanas. [Zaragoza and The Malecon]. The  park “opens” [plastic chairs] at 3 p.m. The line-up:  5 p.m. – No Mas Por Que Si; 5:50 p.m. – Cxtxrsis, 6:40 p.m. – No Somos Marineros; 7:50 – DFMK;  9 p.m. Division Minuscula. All free!

Friday November 23: The 2019 Carnaval theme is presented! This year it takes place in the Parque Ciudades Hermanas [Zaragoza and the Malecon] at 7 p.m., free!

Friday November 23: La Zurda Teatro/the “left-handed lady” a play in Spanish. It has been described as ” cabaret fluff”. “In the show we combine music, dance, puppets of diverse bill and clown in an atmosphere of good humor, moving to reflection but also to healthy fun but, in this singular cabaret, where the charro and the Chinese poblana dance a singular de la Negra, and the Magician does his sleight of hand”. Museo de Arte [Sixto Osuna and Venustiano Carranza], 6 p.m. free!

Saturday November 24: Christmas Bazar Brunch: this annual event is always popular and there is terrific shopping at over 30 stands, almost sold out every year. Tickets are $300, and the bazar begins at 9 a.m. and goes until 4 p.m. Brunch is served around 11 a.m. Tickets can be bought at the club house in El Cid or at the offices of The Pacific Pearl from Monday to Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Av. Camarón Sábalo #2601, 913 0117,

Saturday November 24: Los Güeros Poker Run: begins at noon at Friends Diner and there will be four more stops at various restaurants and bars – Sinaloenese, Todo Santos, Roy’s Restaurant, Nasha’s de Rincon. Everyone is welcome [bikes, taxies, walkers, cars, do it your way] as long as you buy one bottle of water, beer, any beverage at each participating establishment.

Saturday November 24: Mayra Amezcua y Compañia present a play in Spanish featuring the struggles and challenges of Petit Pierre. 6 p.m., free @ Museo de Arte [Sixto Osuna across from Macaws.]

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 available now – $500 – $1800 at MIC [669 989 6060], Gran Plaza [669 262 5253], MaxSi [669 264 4848] or www.boletomovil.com

Sunday November 25:  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], 6 p.m., free with thanks to Festival Cultural Puro Sinaloa.

Monday November 26: Ajedrez/chess! A play in Spanish. “Chess symbolizes a father’s fight to protect his son…from what? Of himself? Of life? Presented by the Roja Teatro del Instituto de Cultura. Casa Haas, 8 p.m. free!.

Tuesday November 27 and Wednesday November 28: Rob&How present Santanaways: “…electrifying Latin and blues rock band…world’s top Santana tribute…!”  Featuring Benito Mescholulam [as Carlos],; Barry Brown bass and vocals; Rob Lamonica, keyboard; Howard Anderson, sax and vocals; Omar Rios, drum; Nacho Chávez, guitar. $150 cover, reservations a must, 669 136 0866 @ La Bohemia @ 7 p.m.

Friday November 30: Art exhibit by Luis Rochin, @ Museo de Arte, in the Galeria Carlos Bueno, 7 p.m, free, everyone is welcome. The Museo is located on Sixto Osuna across from Macaws.

Friday November 30: Angeles del Sol y Luna/ Angels of the Sun and Moon: “It is a work of dance and corporal expression of a great color, whose choreographic composition allows us to imagine diverse meanings. Part of the idea is that each person comes to the show with his own “luggage”, also with humor. Thus the movement of the dancers with their fabrics and structures, can suggest magical, harmonious and aesthetic presences of great diversity. Angels: a giant caterpillar; Moon; a waning quarter; a lunar or solar eclipse; maybe a goblin within a circular universe; the infinity of time and space; successive metamorphoses; or simply an insect. Creation and direction: Sergio Ruelas Pérez.” 8 p.m. free in the Parque Ciudades Hermanas [Zaragoza and the Malecon]

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. [the event is pending – due to the construction on Av. del Mar.]

Saturday December 1: Los Zarapes Restaurant presents: Suki & Everardo, ++, FamBa, Mariachi Continental, and special guest Jesus Mario on the sax. Dinner and show is $250, and the music starts at 9 p.m. Please reserve 913 1400 or drop by Los Zarapes on Camarón Sabalo # 2601

Saturday December 4: Breakfast at the Park: “With the event, Conselva seeks to raise funds that will help in the conservation, restoration and maintenance of 900 hectares of the Presidio and Baluarte basins, which at the same time will provide direct employment to more than 100 people living in the commons and communities of the area.

With your donation, the organization will help guarantee natural long-term water production and the conservation of ecosystems, thus contributing to the economic development of southern Sinaloa. If you wish to support us beyond the breakfast, feel free to donate via bank transfer or on the website www.conselva.org”

Thursday December 6: Totally Tami’s Christmas Fashion Show: Los Zarapes opens its doors at 930 a.m and it all starts at 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. Please note there are no reserved tables. This popular event, as always offers door prizes, entertainment, lunch, drink specials, and many vendors offering clothing, jewelry, shoes, home decor items and food times. Tickets are $300 [which will benefit Rancho de los Niños] and are available by calling: Helga, 988 0184; Tami 316 304 9249 or 669 123 5155 or Holly  at 669 441 6301.

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Friday December 7: ArtWalk in Centro!  It’s the 12th annual and this afternoon over 45 artists in 28 locations in Centro are delighted to open their doors and studios so you can see [or buy] their latest creations. It such a great mix of photography, ceramics, printmaking, drawings, sculptures, pastels, water colours, oil paintings, and all kinds of digital art. Doors are open from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. Organizers are distributing maps and you’ll find them in restaurants, hotels, gift shops from Centro to Cerritos.

Friday December 7: Encendido de Luz/the annual light festival. Plazuela Machado, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday December 15: Sin Bandera, Una Ultima Vez: the name is loosely translated as flagless or without flag – as this Latin pop duo has been influenced by jazz, R&B, specifically Keith Jarrett, Bill Evans, Thelonious Monk and Charlie Parker. Noel Schajris is from Bueno Aires, and Leonel Garciá is from Mexico City. They are immensely popular award-winning duo. Mazatlan International Center, 669 989 6060, www.boletomovil.com, 9 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] – on sale now – 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

Wednesday December 19: ArtWalk in the Golden Zone! What a marvellous way to spend a Wednesday afternoon wandering from art stall to art stall along Playa Gaviotas. The artists, designers, photographers, fabric makers, [plus many more] will be at their displays between the Holiday Inn to the Shrimp Factory from 2 p.m. until 6 p.m. You can easily walk it in 20 minutes, or take your time; stop at your favourite restaurant for a drink, a nibble, then shop for some unique gifts. Some restaurants will be displaying art, but it’s mostly on the street. Go with friends – mix, mingle, sip, shop, repeat -for a wonderful Wednesday afternoon delight. Brochures will be distributed in all the GZ cafes, bars during ArtWalk. And you can find them on FB.   

If you are an artist and would like to participate [or have questions] the organizers are: Lisa Burt – lisa@mazatlan4sale.com; Sandra Felix Donnadieu – sandradonna@hotmail.com; Irma Alicia Gastelum- irmaaliciagastelum@gmail.com; Yuliia Yushina – yuliia@mazatlan4rent.com;

Monday December 31:  New Years Eve – with parties from Centro to Cerritos – impossible to capture them all, but The Brenster has announced his special concert at La Catrina, $900 – SOLD OUT but add your name to the wait list by e mailing: sugheyvg@hotmail.com. That is the e mail for La Catrina’s management. Tanya Carrum will be performing at Water’s Edge.

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Friday Janaury 4:ArtWalk in Centro!  It’s the 12th annual and this afternoon over 45 artists in 28 locations in Centro are delighted to open their doors and studios so you can see [or buy] their latest creations. It such a great mix of photography, ceramics, printmaking, drawings, sculptures, pastels, water colours, oil paintings, and all kinds of digital art. Doors are open from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. Organizers are distributing maps and you’ll find them in restaurants, hotels, gift shops from Centro to Cerritos.

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.

Wednesday January 16: ArtWalk in the Golden Zone! What a marvellous way to spend a Wednesday afternoon wandering from art stall to art stall along Playa Gaviotas. The artists, designers, photographers, fabric makers, [plus many more] will be at their displays between the Holiday Inn to the Shrimp Factory from 2 p.m. until 6 p.m. You can easily walk it in 20 minutes, or take your time; stop at your favourite restaurant for a drink, a nibble, then shop for some unique gifts. Some restaurants will be displaying art, but it’s mostly on the street. Go with friends – mix, mingle, sip, shop, repeat -for a wonderful Wednesday afternoon delight. Brochures will be distributed in all the GZ cafes, bars during ArtWalk. And you can find them on FB.   

If you are an artist and would like to participate [or have questions] the organizers are: Lisa Burt – lisa@mazatlan4sale.com; Sandra Felix Donnadieu – sandradonna@hotmail.com; Irma Alicia Gastelum- irmaaliciagastelum@gmail.com; Yuliia Yushina – yuliia@mazatlan4rent.com;

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] – on sale now –  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

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Friday February 1: ArtWalk in Centro!  It’s the 12th annual and this afternoon over 45 artists in 28 locations in Centro are delighted to open their doors and studios so you can see [or buy] their latest creations. It such a great mix of photography, ceramics, printmaking, drawings, sculptures, pastels, water colours, oil paintings, and all kinds of digital art. Doors are open from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. Organizers are distributing maps and you’ll find them in restaurants, hotels, gift shops from Centro to Cerritos.

Sunday February 3: Super Bowl.

Thursday February 7,Friday February 8 and Saturday February 9: 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 10: Farm to Table!  6th Annual event…”One of the most popular events in Mazatlan. A culinary celebration of Organic Harvest. Chef Alastair Porteous and regional chefs invite you to celebrate the flavors of our local, organic harvest with a gala lunch sitting amongst the most beautiful natural restaurant, the fields of Mr. Jesús Lizárraga: “Chuy’s” just 20 minutes outside Mazatlan where our Chefs prepare and cook haute cuisine dishes before our eyes right after selecting and cutting their own ingredients in this large garden. Enjoy a beautiful 6 course lunch served family style while enjoying a craft beer pairing as well as some wonderful wine. A one-of-a-kind experience! Tickets are $ 1800 per person. Bus transportation available for additional $200 Tickets available at Water’s Edge Bistro. 669 101 6651 on Sixto Osuna #48 or e mail: tracey @thewatersedgebistro.com. Tickets are selling fast! Check out the website https://farmtotablemaz.wordpress.com/ “

Wednesday February 13: ArtWalk in the Golden Zone! What a marvellous way to spend a Wednesday afternoon wandering from art stall to art stall along Playa Gaviotas. The artists, designers, photographers, fabric makers, [plus many more] will be at their displays between the Holiday Inn to the Shrimp Factory from 2 p.m. until 6 p.m. You can easily walk it in 20 minutes, or take your time; stop at your favourite restaurant for a drink, a nibble, then shop for some unique gifts. Some restaurants will be displaying art, but it’s mostly on the street. Go with friends – mix, mingle, sip, shop, repeat -for a wonderful Wednesday afternoon delight. Brochures will be distributed in all the GZ cafes, bars during ArtWalk. And you can find them on FB.   

If you are an artist and would like to participate [or have questions] the organizers are: Lisa Burt – lisa@mazatlan4sale.com; Sandra Felix Donnadieu – sandradonna@hotmail.com; Irma Alicia Gastelum- irmaaliciagastelum@gmail.com; Yuliia Yushina – yuliia@mazatlan4rent.com;  Lina Heimpel – lina@mazatlan4sale.com

Thursday February 14: Valentine’s Day. Tanya Carrum will be performing at Water’s Edge.

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

Thursday February 21, Friday February 22, Saturday February 23: 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.

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Friday March 8: ArtWalk in Centro!  It’s the 12th annual and this afternoon over 45 artists in 28 locations in Centro are delighted to open their doors and studios so you can see [or buy] their latest creations. It such a great mix of photography, ceramics, printmaking, drawings, sculptures, pastels, water colours, oil paintings, and all kinds of digital art. Doors are open from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. Organizers are distributing maps and you’ll find them in restaurants, hotels, gift shops from Centro to Cerritos.

Wednesday March 13: ArtWalk in the Golden Zone! What a marvellous way to spend a Wednesday afternoon wandering from art stall to art stall along Playa Gaviotas. The artists, designers, photographers, fabric makers, [plus many more] will be at their displays between the Holiday Inn to the Shrimp Factory from 2 p.m. until 6 p.m. You can easily walk it in 20 minutes, or take your time; stop at your favourite restaurant for a drink, a nibble, then shop for some unique gifts. Some restaurants will be displaying art, but it’s mostly on the street. Go with friends – mix, mingle, sip, shop, repeat -for a wonderful Wednesday afternoon delight. Brochures will be distributed in all the GZ cafes, bars during ArtWalk. And you can find them on FB.   

If you are an artist and would like to participate [or have questions] the organizers are: Lisa Burt – lisa@mazatlan4sale.com; Sandra Felix Donnadieu – sandradonna@hotmail.com; Irma Alicia Gastelum- irmaaliciagastelum@gmail.com; Yuliia Yushina – yuliia@mazatlan4rent.com;

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: St. Patrick’s Day: Tanya Carrum will be performing at Friends Dinner.

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]- on sale now – 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]. [Go here if you wish to read more details on the San Francisco Quilt Shop]

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Friday April 5: ArtWalk in Centro!  It’s the 12th annual and this afternoon over 45 artists in 28 locations in Centro are delighted to open their doors and studios so you can see [or buy] their latest creations. It such a great mix of photography, ceramics, printmaking, drawings, sculptures, pastels, water colours, oil paintings, and all kinds of digital art. Doors are open from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. Organizers are distributing maps and you’ll find them in restaurants, hotels, gift shops from Centro to Cerritos.

Wednesday April 10:ArtWalk in the Golden Zone! What a marvellous way to spend a Wednesday afternoon wandering from art stall to art stall along Playa Gaviotas. The artists, designers, photographers, fabric makers, [plus many more] will be at their displays between the Holiday Inn to the Shrimp Factory from 2 p.m. until 6 p.m. You can easily walk it in 20 minutes, or take your time; stop at your favourite restaurant for a drink, a nibble, then shop for some unique gifts. Some restaurants will be displaying art, but it’s mostly on the street. Go with friends – mix, mingle, sip, shop, repeat -for a wonderful Wednesday afternoon delight. Brochures will be distributed in all the GZ cafes, bars during ArtWalk. And you can find them on FB.   

If you are an artist and would like to participate [or have questions] the organizers are: Lisa Burt – lisa@mazatlan4sale.com; Sandra Felix Donnadieu – sandradonna@hotmail.com; Irma Alicia Gastelum- irmaaliciagastelum@gmail.com; Yuliia Yushina – yuliia@mazatlan4rent.com;

Sunday May 5: Cinco de Mayo day and Tanya Carrum will be performing at Friends Dinner.

~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: Mr. Rio, 28/Ventiocho, 7 p.m. Rezaka, [starts Nov.12] Lucky B’s, 7 p.m.♦ Dick Damron [Nov.19, Dec.3, 17, Jan. 7, 21, Feb. 4, 18, March. 11, 25] La Catrina, 7 p.m.  ♦ 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]  wait for his 10th Anniversary new song “I live for Tuesdays”,  $80 cover, or $340 all you can drink.] Kannon (r ‘n r, have a listen) El Malquerida, 4:30 – 7:30 Los Cryps, Diego’s, 6 p.m.Kraken, La Catrina, 7 p.m. ZaZ, rock ‘n roll]  Twisted Mama’s  7 p.m.  Rex, Lucky B’s, 7 p.m.♦ Kannon, GusGus GZ, 8:30 p.m.   Alets Malafama, Cheers, 9:30 p.m. 

The Truth and Friends

Wednesdays: Kannon, La Corriente, 2:30 p.m.The Truth and Friends,[various blues musicians change it up every week] Diego’s, 3 p.m.♦ Suki & Ebano, Friend’s Diner, 6 p.m.♦ Tanya Carrum, La Catrina,  6;30 p.m.♦ Adiccion, [rock ‘n roll],Twisted Mama’s  7 p.m. ♦ ZaZ,  Lucky B’s, 7 p.m.  Te para Dos, El Malquerido Sport Bar, 8 p.m.  Kannon, GusGus GZ, 8:30 p.m. (r ‘n r, have a listen Live music,  Pedro y Lola, 8:30 p.m.  Live music, La Fonda de Chalio, 8:30 p.m KraKen, Diego’s, 8p.m. Alets Malafama, Cheers, 9:30 p.m.  Los Brownies, Simba Sport Bar, 9:30 p.m.

Thursdays: Notes at Noon with Rob Lamonica, Via Condotti, noon Beggars Banquet Experience [BBE], Surf’s Up,[reserve – surfsupmazatlan@gmail.com] 1 p.m. ♦ Noche de Karaoke, La Fábula, 6 p.m The Truth and Friends, [“keeping the blues alive”] Twisted Mama’s, 7 p.m.  Rafael Rodriquez [easy, have a listen], Kelly’s Bar at Pueblo Bonito Emerald Bay, 7 p.m. Rex , Lucky B’s, 7 p.m. ♦ Rezeka, La Catrina, 8 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 Reecuentros [rock ‘n roll], El Malquerido Sport Bar, 6 p.m.  ZaZ,  Lucky B’s, 7 p.m.  Retro, [salsa, cumbia, classic rock ‘ roll, starts Nov.9], Twisted Mama’s, 7 p.m. Mr. Rio, Veintiocho/28, 7 p.m. ♦ Rafael Rodriquez [easy, have a listen], Kelly’s Bar, Pueblo Bonito Emerald Bay, 7 p.m Los Cryps, Friends Diner, 7 p.m. Mundo Sánchez, Belisario, 7:30 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.  La Rezaka, Cheers, 9 p.m.  Rex, Speedy Hot Wings , 9 p.m. Live music, Barracruda’s ♦ Live music, Coco’s, 9:30 p.m. Mala Vista, La Fábula, 9:30 p.m.♦ Aletas Malafama, Shrimp Bucket, 9:30 p.m.  Live music Simba Sport Bar, 10 p.m.

Saturdays: Kannon[ r’nr, have a listen ] La Mona del Astillero, 3 p.m. – 6 p.m. The Troubadours [have a listen] Macaws, 6 p.m.♦ Patricio Salas [soft Mexican ballads], El Rincón de Nasha, 6 p.m.  Live music,  La Fábula,  6:30 p.m. Adiccion, Twisted Mama’s, 7 p.m.♦ Rex,Lucky B’s, 7 p.m. ♦ Tanya Carrum,  Water’s Edge, 7 p.m.♦ Ramón Ramirez, Belisario, 8 p.m. ♦ Son de Tres, La Catrina, 7 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. Los Cryps, Gaia Bistrot, 8 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. Grupo Versátil, Los Zarapes, 9 p.m. ♦ Mariachi Jalisciense, El Malquerido Sport Bar, 8;30 p.m.♦Bar Trio Jazz, La Fábula, 8:30 p.m.  Live music Hoy Toca Sport Bar, 9:30 p.m. Alets Malafama, Dos de Tres, 9:30 p.m.  Cloakas Rock, Simba Sport Bar, 9:30 p.m.♦ Son de Tres, La Catrina, 9:30 p.m.  La Rezaka, Cheers, 10 p.m.

Sundays:.Kraken, [classic rock] La Tortuga, 2 p.m. – 6 p.m  Rex,[rock ‘n roll] Twisted Mama’s, , 7 p.m. Live music, Pedro y Lola, 7 p.m.  Julián Franco, Belisario, 7:30 p.m. La Rezaka, 8 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.♦ Karaoke, La Catrina, 9 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: Cambia tu vida; sculptures by Rodrigo Miguel Martinez Betancourt,  Galeria Rubio [street level, beside the Angela Peralta],

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. You may wish to read a detailed  profile on the Museo de Arte.

Left is the wood block, then the steamroller runs over it with paper [protected by blankets].

On Now: Group art exhibit 15 stunning of woodcut banners from Day of the Dead. Museo de Arte, Sala Roberto Pérez Rubio   The show will go on until November 30.

Thursday November 15: Los Ovnis de las 3 Islas de Mazatlan: art exhibit by Arturo de la Vega, @ Museo de Arte, in the courtyard. The show goes on until November 30.

Friday November 16: Antonio López Saenz exhibit – this is one of Mazatlan’s most beloved [and talented] artists – from paintings to sculptures he continues to pour his love of Mazatlan into local scenes. Antonio is 83 years old and still paints every day. He also enjoys shopping at our local Centro market too! The creator of the Family Monument and the Venados Monument, he welcomes you to see his latest paintings and drawings displayed in the salon named after him – Galeria Antonio López Saenz.

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 is back with many exciting events [movies, house tours, Spanish lessons, special presentations etc. etc. ] – it’s all here.

~ ONGOING ~

[“Ongoing” covers events, tours, special stores, that don’t have dates, but days – hence they are ongoing during the season.]

Monday to Friday: Flavor Teller Street Food Tours. Tour leader Maaike Hoekstra will take you on a unique journey of Mazatlan street flavours. [“all safe and clean!” so say all of the participants]. “The Flavor Teller gave us the gift of seeing a side of Mazatlan that not many tourists get to see.” Flavor Teller is approaching its second year and is currently #1 on Trip Advisor in this category. The tour leaves the Plazuela Machado at 10 a.m. and returns around 1 p.m.  Be sure to visit the website.

Every Wednesday to Saturday: La Beth’s Bazaar. The Bazaar will be open from Wednesday to Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. It really is an upscale consignment and charity shop. Many friends found great clothing and treasures last year. A large portion of the proceeds go to charities that Elizabeth has researched and deemed worthy. The store is located in Centro on the corner of Benito Juarez and Constitución, across from Topolo. She’s promising “new unique clothing designed exclusively for the bazaar.”

Learn to tango with Dalila Garcia. Please give Dalila a call [she speaks English] for more information – 644 420 4044.or e mail: d76lila@hotmail.com

Learn to Tango: Currently every Tuesday and Thursday at the Museo de Arte [Sixto Osuna across from Macaws] from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. $200 pesos to register, $500 pesos for 8 classes = about $87 pesos per class. Not too late to register, just give Dalila a call – her number is in the above poster.

Every Saturday : The Organic Market : Farmers Market/Mercado Orgánico, Plazuela Zaragoza, in Centro from 8 a.m. until noon. Every Saturday this square celebrates with all types of fresh greens, cheeses, breads, fruits, vegetables, cooking demos and there are even some crafts. Early birds get there at 8 a.m.so if you decide to arrive later you may find your favourite herbs are sold out!  It’s a real Saturday community event and many people enjoy starting their day here – especially with Rico’s coffee.

Every Wednesday:[starting Nov. 28] Music Jam Session, El Recreo, Constitución #209, 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., all musicians are welcome, audience please BYOB.

Every Wednesday: Taco Tour with Chef Alastair from Water’s Edge,[Sixto Osuna # 48] 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., $900. Call 136 0895 to reserve or e: tracey@watersedgebistro.com

Spanish classes with art! At the Museo de Arte [Sixto Osuna across from Macaws], every Tuesday and Thursday from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. $200 to register, $800 for the month with Maestro Ignacio Osuna.

Every Monday and Tuesdays: Cooking classes with Chef Alastair from Water’s Edge [Sixto Osuna #48]  from 10 am. until after lunch;  $1200 , cash only please. “The class is a small-hands on class. In the class, you prepare three micro plates using fresh local ingredients. After you sit down and enjoy your meals along with wine pairings. Over the last six years we have had over 2000 people take our classes and loved them.” Call 136 0895 to reserve or e: tracey@watersedgebistro.com

Every Wednesday [until about the end of March]: Mazatlan Market Place on La Catrina Restaurant’s patio…”pies, sausages, desserts, cookies, muffins, pickles, jewelry, Kombucha, won tons and much much more” from 9 a.m. until noon.

Culinary creator, Paola Osuna recently launched Tomatl – food tours [tacos and mezcal and  Pata Salada] and cooking classes. “Authentic and compelling experiences with local guides”. For days, times and location contact Paola at 669 171 4800, or visit her website.