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~The Angela Peralta Theater~
(The Angela Peralta is located on Carnaval, in the Plazuela Machado, Centro. The box office is open Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. and on Saturdays from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. For many events expect to pay in pesos, not a credit card. It’s best to call ahead – 982 4446, press #103. Even if an event is free, either in the Angela Peralta or at Casa Haas, you must get a ticket from the box office. Tickets are non-refundable.)
Thursday September 10: Viva Mexico! A fantastic “pre-noche del grito” concert featuring Camerata Mazatlan, Mariachi Continental and special guest singer, Oscar Gómez plus the Ballet Folklórico. 8 p.m., $120-$200.
Friday September 11: Mentiras, el musical/Lies,the musical: These Mexicans musicians and singers have come together to celebrate popular artists spanning 80 years – Yuri, Daniela Romo, Amanda Miguel, Dulce, Lupita D’Alessio and Mijares y Emmanuel. With 2,200 performances under their belt, the stars – Lorena de la Garza, Dalilah Polanco, Alex Brizuela and Lolita Cortés are ready to entertain you with classics, pop, rock and little comedy. Two shows, 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Ticket prices are from $450 – $800.
Saturday September 12: Las calles corrian por las calles – a drama production by Teatro Ensalle starring Raquel Hernández, Artús Rei and Maria Costa. 8 p.m., $100.
Thursday September 24: Fiesta Mexicana! A “post-noche del Grito” extravaganza with Ballet Folkórico. 8 p.m., $120, general admission.
(The CMA is the Centro Municipal de las Artes, the school beside the Angela Peralta Theatre. There are three inside spaces: Foro Experimental, Museo de la Música and the small movie theatre, Cinematógrafo, (seats about 50). Casa Haas is located on the corner of Heriberto Frias and Mariano Escobedo. Even if it’s free, you must obtain your ticket at the Angela Peralta box office. The Antonio Haas Theatre is located on the Avenida del Mar, across from the Fisherman’s Monument; it’s often referred to as the IMSS theatre and has its own box office.)
On now until September 15: La Carretera: art exhibit by Marco Antonio Hernández Alvarez. Complete name of this new exhibit is: Una Maqueta a Escala del Puente Baluarte de la Carretera Mazatlan-Durango – a large mixed- media installation. Museo Arqueológico de Mazatlan.
Wednesday September 9: XV Años Compartiendo Imágenes: 15 years of sharing images…photo exhibit featuring the work of Culiacan artist, Miguel Angel Román, 7 p.m., Plazuela Machado. All free, everyone is welcome.
Thursday September 10: Mazatlan American Consulate Town Hall Meeting: noon, Playa Mazatlan Hotel, Salon Las Garzas. Meet the new Mazatlan Consular Agent, Noelle Flores. Guest speakers will include Lic. Roxana Navarro [Customer Service Manager, PROFECO] and Lic. Rodolfo Aguilera Colon [Administrator of Mexican Customs.] There will be a short Q&A session, please prepare any questions you may have.
Tuesday September 15: Independence Day, the evening. Mexico celebrates 205 years of independence, with a grand fiesta in the Plazuela República, Town Hall Square. It’s for you and it’s all free. El Grito, the cry of independence, is yelled across the square by all the people, and it’s led by mayor Carlos Felton González. The famous Grito de Dolores is a massive synchronized call that dates back to 1810, when Father Miguel Hidalgo cried out to his parish in the small town of Dolores – cried out against the Spanish colonial rule after 300 years. Today, the mayor calls out something relevant to the history, and the crowd yells VIVA! after each call out. If you decide to join this celebration you’ll be safe responding with two words: Viva Mexico! Depending on the city budget there could be fireworks too. The time? 10:30 p.m. on…However, the music begins at 5:30 p.m. with many special guests such as headliner Edith Márquez.
She’s a dramatic mezzo-soprano from Mexico City, who began her career by winning tv musical contests [Juguemos a cantar and Canta, Canta]. Other musical surprises include lots of local talent, Coro Angela Peralta [Maestro Antonio González], Ballet Folkórico,Fusion Groups [various musicians], Mariachi Continental, tenor Oscar Gómez and Camerata Mazatlan [Maestro Percival Alvarez]. Wednesday the 16th continues with more parties and the annual commemorative parade along the malecon.
Thursday September 17 – Wednesday September 23: Ciniseptiembre 2015: It’s the 8th annual showing of Cineseptiembre – all free! Every year, brother and sister Sabrina and Roberto de los Santos, carefully select international movies, videos, and docs from around the world. The official unveiling of the selection takes place on September 17. Each day, around town [the streets of Centro, Casa Haas, Angela Peralta] will have different screenings. Some shorts have been selected from Canada and the U.S. but the majority of films will be in Spanish or have Spanish subtitles.
Friday September 18: Playa Palooza presents Los Human in a tribute to the best of Mexico’s Rock n’ Roll. Hotel Playa Mazatlan, Venado Show Room, 7 p.m. $500 ticket includes an open bar and all-you-can-eat buffet, tickets available at the hotel. This Mazatleco group perform and sing in Spanish.
Tuesday September 22: Garzart Expresiones: students of Maestra Patricia Inclán Garza display their artwork. Galeria Rubio [downstairs, beside the Angela Peralta Theatre], 6:30 p.m, free, everyone is welcome.
Thursday September 24: Trionfi – Carl Orff: selections from Carmina Burana featuring pianist Sergio Castellanoa. Casa Haas, 7 p.m., $100.
Friday October 16: Heidi and her band, Lo que Cantamos Las Mujeres, are preparing a special tribute night. Her tributes include Yuri, Pandora, Amanda Miguel, Alicia Villareal, Ana Gabriel, Jenni Rivera and Flans. Hotel Playa Mazatlan, Venado Show Room, 7 p.m. $500 ticket includes an open bar and all-you-can-eat buffet, tickets available at the hotel. This show is all in Spanish.
November 1: Callejoneada del Dia de Muertos, Day of the Dead parade: the celebration of this important night (research claims this day has been honoured for 3000 years in Mexico) begins in the Plazuela Machado, around 8 p.m. You’ll see people dressed as skulls, skeltons and Catrinas. Create a costume and join the parade! Donkeys pull a cart loaded with free beer that is tossed into the waiting crowds. The route is small and stays in the streets of Centro. It starts on Constitución in the Machado,(Casa del Caracol, Melville, El Recreo) turns left at Venus, then onto Sixto Osuna (Museo Arqueológico, then left again at Venustiano Carranza (Museo de Arte), then onto Romantia de la Peña (Colegio Sinaloense) left on Heriberto Frias and ends on Libertad at the Angela Peralta. Many of the shops and galleries in Centro remain open so you can honour and pay respect to the altars they have built. This is a night when everyone quietly utters, “we see you.” Following the pararde (around 9 p.m.) there is another huge celebration inside the Angela Peralta Theatre. Organizers are promising exciting and traditional backstage events that will include many students from the dance and ballet school, artists and musicians – everyone works hard (and dresses up) to give the audience entertaining performances. Closer to the date, free tickets will be issued in the Machado to avoid long line-ups and congestion backstage.
Friday November 6: Playa Palooza presents Patsy Cline and Buddy Holly with special guest Los Moustros. This impersonator night [ Patsy Cline/ Amberley Beatty; Buddy Holly/Jeff Scott] will be a mixture of Spanish and English. Hotel Playa Mazatlan, Venado Show Room, 6 p.m. $500 ticket includes an open bar and all-you-can-eat buffet. Tickets available at the Playa Mazatlan.
Sunday November 15: The Mazatlan Comedy Club presents: David Gee and Kat Simmons. “A highly entertaining night of clean stand-up comedy”. Venado Showroom, Hotel Playa Mazatlan, $500 (cash only in the lobby of Hotel Playa, tickets on sale NOW, ask for Elizabeth [concierge]), doors open at 5:30 p.m, show starts at 7 p.m. Your ticket includes an open bar and a buffet dinner. Just for laughs check out the acts
Friday December 4: Playa Palooza presents The Pink Power Band’s tribute to Pink Floyd. Hotel Playa Mazatlan, Venado Show Room, 6 p.m., $500 ticket includes an open bar and all-you-can-eat buffet. Tickets available at the Playa Mazatlan. This show is in English. [The Pink Power Band is a group of popular Mazatleco musicians who have come together to support the cause (and awareness of breast cancer.]
Sunday December 13: The Mazatlan Comedy Club presents Maureen Langan and Ritch Shydner. “A highly entertaining night of clean stand-up comedy”. Venado Showroom, Hotel Playa Mazatlan, $500 (cash only in the lobby of Hotel Playa, tickets on sale NOW, ask for Elizabeth [concierge]), doors open at 5:30 p.m, show starts at 7 p.m. Your ticket includes an open bar and a buffet dinner. Just for laughs check out the acts.
Sunday January 10: The Mazatlan Comedy Club presents Leland Klassen and Matt Falk. “A highly entertaining night of clean stand-up comedy”. Venado Showroom, Hotel Playa Mazatlan, $500 (cash only in the lobby of Hotel Playa, tickets on sale NOW, ask for Elizabeth [concierge]), doors open at 5:30 p.m, show starts at 7 p.m. Your ticket includes an open bar and a buffet dinner. Just for laughs check out the acts.
Thursday January 14: Playa Palooza presents The Headpins with special guest Rex Rock. This Canadian rock n’ roll group sing in English! Playa Mazatlan, Venado Show Room, 6 p.m. $500 ticket includes open bar and all-you-can-eat buffet. Tickets available at the Hotel Playa Mazatlan.
Sunday January 17: Farm to Table 2016: This long- awaited gourmet event is returning – bigger and better than ever! Participating restaurants are: El Caprichito (Culiacan); Cayenna (Panama Group, Culiacan); Water’s Edge Bistro (Mazatlan); Raggio Cocina Casual (Mazatlan); Ricco’s Coffee Shop (Mazatlan); and F.I.S.H. (Fresh International Seafood House, Mazatlan). Event planner Sarah Emerson along with her team, is busy organizing all details. So far – you can expect a five course lunch, complete with shade, quiet music, white linens, china, crystal and silver. Kind of like a Mexican Downton Abbey in Chuy Lizárraga’s farm, Tropic of Cancer.
A elegant farm to table experience with fresh, new taste sensations for you. Bus transportation will be provided (slight extra cost) departing from key points in Mazatlan and Culiacan. Most likely the event will begin around 12:30 p.m. and ticket price is still being firmed up [the 2014 event was $1000, somewhere in that ballpark]. There is only room for 200 guests and you can reserve today just by e mailing Tracey Grantham: firstname.lastname@example.org. All the details will be resolved by November.
Thursday January 28: Cat’s ‘n Jammers Unplugged: The popular Dixieland jazz band returns to the intimate space inside the Shrimp Bucket – not the courtyard, but right inside the restaurant. The band has a BIG following from women in Culiacan – don’t wait too long to get your tickets! (have a listen) Details to follow.
Friday January 29 and Saturday January 30: The 7th Annual Mardi Gras Party! Cats ‘n Jammers Dixieland Jazz band is excited to be back and to get you up dancing to the irresistible sounds of New Orlean’s jazz. (have a listen) The Shrimp Bucket, 6 p.m., $500, details to follow, save the date.
Sunday January 31: The 3rd Annual Great Gatsby Party – takes place in the elegant Casa Garcia, El Presidio. Costumes, boas, cigarette holders, bring on the accessories (women and men) for this wonderful night of swing, blues, and a touch of Dixieland – brought to you by Cats ‘n Jammers. 6 p.m., details to follow.
Thursday February 4 – Tuesday February 9:
This is the 118th year for Carnaval in Mazatlan. Cultura is working behind the scenes deciding on the theme and a thousand other details that make this Mardi Gras fiesta such a success. By mid November all the entertainment, pricing and events will be announced. In the meantime, this is a guide to events [based on previous years] and please note the pricing is based on 2015 – for your budgeting purposes. All subject to change!
Usually, there are ten candidates for queens (Reina del Carnaval), five candidates for kings (Rey de La Alegria) and two for child queen (Reina Infantial). Candidates, friends and family spend months (and money) on the campaigns. You may find this video below interesting. It’s an interview with two ex –queens; mother, Lupita Bernal and daughter, Lissy Bernal.
The street party in Centro begins on Thursday February 4 and goes for six nights, with the final night being Tuesday February 9. Music stages compete for your listening and dancing pleasure. The beer is flowing, the Malecon is jam packed, so travel lightly. Starting in early January: tickets for all events are purchased at the Angela Peralta box office, even for the baseball stadium. Box office hours will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., and 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. The kiosk, outside the theatre, is open from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tickets are also available at the Gran Plaza, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Entrance fee to the party on Olas Altas is around $40.
Friday January 15: Carnaval Parade Preview: this is not the full parade, it’s designed to create excitement and give you a taste for the “really big parade” on February 7. The Mexican children adore this preview. The parade route is along the “back streets” – it starts at the Aquarium, goes along Ejercito Mexicano, then Juan Carrasco, Aquiles Serdán, to Miguel Alemán, a brief appearance on Olas Altas and turns on Angel Flores to the Town Hall Square, Plazuela República. Start time is around 4 p.m.
Friday January 22: Cómputo final, the final computer tally for queens. Music and celebration in the Plazuela República (Town Hall Square) around 6 p.m. Tonight the candidates, via votes, are narrowed down to a precious few. All free with tons of music and guest singers.
Saturday January 23: Elección de reinas, the election of the queens. Always an exciting evening at the Angela Peralta. It has great musical numbers and the candidates have many costume changes (in sky-high heels) as well as answering important questions from the judges. It’s a serious process and like all beauty pageants, tension and excitement is in the air. Angela Peralta, 7 p.m., $250-$450
Saturday January 31: Velada de las Artes/ The evening of the Arts. Cultura always offers a star-studded evening with special guest artists. Angela Peralta, 8 p.m., $250-$500. (Traditionally there will be a special presentation for the annual literature prize so plan on listening to a few speeches. Be patient, the show is worth the wait!)
Thursday February 4: Inauguración de la muestra gatronónmica/gourmet food exhibition in Plazuela Machado. Mingle with kings and queens and sample special foods prepared by restaurants surrounding the square. There will be regional dishes and delicious desserts served every day during Carnaval starting at 2 p.m. Lots of activities will also take place in the bandstand for children.
Thursday February 4: Coronation of the King of Happiness/ Coronación Rey de la Alegria, Always set to a backdrop popular regional music and often rock stars of banda groups make special appearances. Free. 7:30 p.m. along Olas Altas.
Thursday February 4: 4th Annual Masquerade/ Baile de Fantasia. The costume ball is a parade of gorgeous ambassador queens from around the world. Winners of the contest will get a chance to ride on one of the floats in the Carnaval parade. You’ll be dancing to live music and eating delicious food. The event is held at Terraza Las Pargos on Chamelta #230 in Playa Sur (behind Farmacia Guadalajara on Carnaval, lots of parking). Doors open at 7:30. Your $500 ticket includes all the entertainment and food, but there is a cash bar. Tickets will be available at the Angela Peralta box office, the kiosk in the Machado and at the kiosk at the Gran Plaza.
Friday February 5: Coronation pageant for Queen of the flower games/Coronación Reina de los Juegos Florales: always features a popular singer or group and sometimes the Sinaloa Symphony Orchestra, OSSLA performs. Estadio Teodoro Mariscal/ Baseball Stadium. 8:30 p.m., $300 – $700.
Saturday February 6: Coronation pageant for the Queen of Carnaval/ Coronación Reina del Carnaval. Cultura usually books super-stars or Grammy award winners for this special night. Depending on how famous the person/group is the prices can vary; in 2015 there were six categories ranging from general admission – $200 to the zona dorada (gold zone) $1,500.(Children’s prices are from $100 – $400) Estadio Teodoro Mariscal/ Baseball Stadium, 6:30 p.m.
Saturday February 6: Burning of the Bad Humour/Quema del mal humor; each year political or “outspoken” people are in the running, and the Mexicans always wonder who will be chosen to burn in effigy. The choice is always a surprise! Olas Altas, 9 p.m. Free.
Saturday February 6: Naval battle fought on the water (and the shore) with fireworks/Combate Naval, Olas Altas, 10:30 p.m. In December think about reserving your viewing spot- Casa Lucila’s, The Freeman, a friend’s condo – any place high up, these choreographed fireworks to music are not to be missed. Free.
Sunday February 7: First Carnaval Parade/Primer Desfile de Carnaval, starts at 5:30 p.m. at the Fisherman’s Monument/Monumento al Pescador and goes north to Valentino’s on Rafael Buelna. Themed floats and loads of live music. Unlike any other parade you have ever seen – party like a Mazatleco! Free.
Monday February 8: Children’s Costume Ball/Baile Infantil, Salón Espectaculare, 10:30 a.m., on Av. Camaron Sabalo in front of the Hotel Quijote Inn.
Monday February 8: Coronation of the Child Queen of Carnaval/Coronación Reina Infantil – featuring a popular Mexican duo, or group, or band. It changes every year, and every year the people are thrilled with the acts. Estadio Teodoro Mariscal/ Baseball Stadium, 6:30 p.m. $100 – $400.
Monday February 8: A light parade/desfile nocturno y luces en Puerto Viejo; parade of light in Centro on the Avenida del Mar, 9:30 p.m. Free. All weather permitting.
Tuesday February 9: Second Carnaval Parade/Segundo Desfile de Carnaval, 4:30 p.m. from the Aquarium south along the Malecon to Miguel Aleman. It’s a mini version of the Sunday parade, but still has many floats and musical groups. Free.
Sunday February 7: Super Bowl 50/Golden Super Bowl
Friday February 12: Playa Palooza presents The Joan Kennedy Band with special guest Cheryl Gaudet. Canadian singer Joan Kennedy is delighted to return to the Venado show room; she’s an award winning singer and songwriter, not to mention she’s a highly entertaining performer. Hotel Playa Mazatlan, Venando Show Room, 6 p.m., $500 ticket includes an open bar and all-you-can-eat buffet. This show is all in English. Tickets available at the Playa Mazatlan.
Sunday February 14: The Mazatlan Comedy Club presents Corny Rempel [as Elvis] & Cathy Ladman. “A highly entertaining night of clean stand-up comedy”. Venado Showroom, Hotel Playa Mazatlan, $500 (cash only in the lobby of Hotel Playa,tickets on sale NOW, ask for Elizabeth [concierge), doors open at 5:30 p.m, show starts at 7 p.m. Your ticket includes an open bar and a buffet dinner. Just for laughs check out the acts.
Friday March 4: Playa Palooza presents the Los Human’s tribute to the best of U2. Hotel Playa Mazatlan, Venado Show Room, 6 p.m. $500 ticket includes an open bar and all-you-can-eat buffet. This show is all in English. Tickets are available at the Hotel Playa Mazatlan.
Sunday March 13: The Mazatlan Comedy Club presents Michael Mancini and Frances Dilorinzo.“A highly entertaining night of clean stand-up comedy”. Venado Showroom, Hotel Playa Mazatlan, $500 (cash only in the lobby of Hotel Playa, tickets on sale NOW, ask for Elizabeth [concierge]), doors open at 5:30 p.m, show starts at 7 p.m. Your ticket includes an open bar and a buffet dinner. Just for laughs check out the acts.
Sunday March 20 – March 26: Semana Santa During the day the party is in the Golden Zone and beyond. At night it moves to Centro; in 2014 the city introduced Bandódromo and it proved to be popular with the Mexicans. There are four music stations along Olas Altas and the banda music goes from 8 p.m. until 4 a.m -mostly likely on March 24,25 and 26. The streets are packed with everyone dancing to the Sinaloa banda music. If a street fiesta with loud music does not appeal to you, best to depart Centro before 7:30 p.m. on those days.
Wednesday March 30 – April 3: The International Motorcycle Week/Moto Week/Semana Internacional de la Moto Mazatlan. In time, details will be listed here The big Moto Week parade takes place on Saturday April 2 – leaves the Aquarium area around 5 p.m. and lands in Centro close to 6:30 p.m.
~DAILY MUSIC NOTES~
THE FAIRLY ACCURATE DAILY MUSIC SCHEDULE
Please confirm if your band is playing – call ahead! All restaurants and bars are listed in The Directory, click here for address, opening hours and phone numbers – it’s fairly accurate! Many of your groups (24) are on The Bandstand, please click here to listen.
Mondays: Rafael Rodriguez, (easy/mixed), Kelly’s Bar, Pueblo Bonita Emerald Bay, 7:30 p.m.(have a listen) ♦ Kannon (r ‘n r, have a listen) GusGus GZ, 8:30 p.m. ♦ Live music, Pedro & Lola, often Tecomate Jazz Trio, 8 ish
Tuesdays: Mazatlan Karaoke, El Shrimp Bucket, 6 p.m. ♦ Kannon (r ‘n r, have a listen) GusGus GZ, 8:30 p.m. ♦ Live music, Pedro & Lola, often Tecomate Jazz Trio, 8 ish ♦ Rafael Rodriquez (easy listening) Torres Mazatlan, 9 p.m.
Wednesdays: Kannon, La Corriente, 3 p.m. ♦ Kannon (r ‘n r, have a listen) GusGus GZ, 8:30 p.m. ♦ Live music. La Fonda de Chalio, 8:30 p.m.♦ Live music, Pedro y Lola, 9 p.m.
Thursdays: Wingin’ It, Social, 6:30 p.m. (returns October 15) ♦ Alexis Felix (have a listen), Wine Bar Bodega los Amigos, 8 p.m.♦ Rafael Rodriquez (easy/mixed) Kelly’s Bar Pueblo Bonito, 7:30 p.m.♦ ZaZ 2.0, Baja Style, 8 p.m. ♦ Live music, Tecomate Jazz Trio, Pedro y Lola , 8:30 p.m. ♦ Live music, La Fonda de Chalio, 9 p.m.♦ Los Cryps, La Copa de Leche, 9 p.m ♦Live music (varies) Raizc3s, 9 p.m.
Fridays:Rafael Rodriguez (easy, mixed), Kelly’s Bar, Pueblo Bonito Emerald Bay, 7:30 p.m. ♦ Oscar and Javier Rojas (Spanish/English favourites), La Copa de Leche, 7 p.m ♦ Arsenio, (romantic), Casa Loma, 7:30 p.m. ♦ Salty Feet (r&r), Puerto Viejo, 8 p.m. ♦ Live music, La Fonda de Chalio, 8:30 p.m. ♦ Jazz band, Pedro & Lola, 8:30 p.m.♦ Live music (varies), El Shrimp Bucket, 8 p.m ♦ Karaoke, La Catrina, 8 p.m.♦ Mexican mixed, La Chupiteria, 8:30 p.m ♦ Rex, Baja Style, 9:30 p.m.♦ Kanta Karaoke (with Denise and Gaby), La Bohemia, 9:30 p.m.
Saturdays: Live music, La Copa de Leche, 7 p.m.♦ Live music, varies, kiosk Plazuela Machado, 7 p.m. ♦ Rafael Rodriquez, Kelly’s Bar, Emerald Bay, 7:30 p.m. ♦ Canto Altano (classical Mexican trio, trova, boleros), Casa Loma, 8 p.m ♦ Mariachi band, El Mil Amores, Marina, 8 p.m.♦ Salty Feet (r&r), Puerto Viejo, 8 p.m.♦ Guest bands, Machado Kiosk, 8 p.m. ♦ Live music La Fonda de Chalio, 8:30 ♦ Live music, Pedro & Lola, 9 p.m.♦ Live music (varies) La Catrina, 9 p.m.♦ Rex, ( r ‘n r) Baja Style, 9 p.m.
Sundays: Los Cryps, La Copa de Leche, 6 p.m. ♦ Lina’s Party-Time Karaoke, El Shrimp Bucket, 6 p.m. ♦ Live music, (often Rafael Rodriquez) kiosk in the Plazuela Machado, 7:30 p.m ♦ Live music La Fonda de Chalio, 8:30 ♦ Live music, varies Baja Style, 8:30 p.m.
IN CONCERT (DJs and late-night groups)
Thursday September 3: Luis Alfonso Partida, “El Yaki”, El Mil Amores Marina, 8 p.m.
Saturday September 12: Doc, Diego’s Casa de Playa, 11 p.m.
Saturday September 19: Xerpent, Diego’s Casa de Playa, 11 p.m.
Saturday October 3: Ron-E, Diego’s Casa de Playa, 11 p.m.
The Brenster & Carrum Show Country Concert Series
2015/2016 in Mazatlan
The concerts will take place in a new venue – La Pergola Show Room in the El Cid Resorts at 6 p.m. This season promises lots of new music, more superstars and world-class entertainment in this state- of -the- art showroom than can seat 900 fans. Your ticket price of $600 includes an elaborate buffet dinner and open bar (with top brands). Tickets on sale NOW, and you’ll have a variety of options/places to buy them from: call from anywhere in Canada or the U.S. – 1 -888 733 7308, or locally in Mazatlan, Pronatours, 669 916 7720. Either of these phone numbers give you access to early-bird VIP tickets, priced at $42 US. State the VIP code – BPR20152016 – there are only 200 seats going for this reduced price. Fans can follow the singers, their bios, their awards, by going to http://countryinmazatlan.com/
SPECIAL GUESTS INCLUDE
Friday November 20: The Good Brothers – “Country Legends”
Friday December 18: Gary Fjellgaard and Valdy – “The Contenders”
Friday January 22: Michelle Wright, Patricia Conroy, Beverley Mahood – “The 3 Amigas”
Friday February 19: Gil Grand, Duane Steele, Jake Mathews – “The 3 Amigos”
Friday March 18: Kenny Shaw – “Canada’s #1 Musical Comedian”
(If you are not familiar with The Brenster & Carrum Show (Brent McAthey and Tanya Carrum) then be prepared to have your socks knocked off. This duo is electric with excitement. Excitement to perform just for you, excitement to give you your money’s worth, they are alive with the sound of music. Their hour and half is filled with duos and solos. Together they perform classics such as “I won’t dance, don’t ask me”, “The lady is a tramp”, “He drinks tequila and she talks dirty in Spanish”, and they close the show with their signature song, “I like you so much.”
As for the solos, wow! Brent has eight costume changes and performs everything from Tom Jones’s “She’s a lady”, to Leonard Cohen’s “I’m your man” to “Tie a yellow ribbon round the old oak tree”. Brent’s colourful shirts just can’t compete with Tanya’s sexy corsets, tight jeans or velvet skirts. She’s all woman, singing in English, Spanish and Italian. She easily belts out “Don’t cry for me Argentina” in Spanish, of course, and switches to Italian and sings Caruso’s “Lucio Dalla.” She’s so passionate about her singing, it will bring tears to your eyes. Then she’ll vamp it up in a mariachi outfit (talk about an eye-popper) and a glam sombrero that only Tanya could wear. It’s a glorious show, it’s genuine and generous. They give the gift of an electric energy. And this gift keeps on giving.)
~EL RECREO – MAZATLAN FILM AND THEATER~
El Recreo is a not -for- profit community centre, located in Centro on Constitución #209. For full movie synopsis, or to make a reservation for a special presentation, please go to: http://mazact.com Reserving just got easier with MF&T’s new online booking system. All movies are $35, payable at the door and the tickets go on sale 30 minutes before the screening. Often you’ll see the words “sold out”; sometimes ticket holders can’t make it, so you may be able to buy a ticket minutes before the performance. El Recreo activities/movies resume in October.
Angela Peralta Theatre Galleries: There are two galleries; the upstairs gallery above the theatre is referred to as the Galeria, and hosts revolving shows as does the downstairs in the gallery, Galeria Rubio. Open week days from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. but sometimes can be closed due to private events. The
Delirium Galeria: This gallery and bistro has revolving exhibits, always worth stopping in, Sixto Osuna #24, open from 1 p.m., closed Sundays.
Galeria Baupres: Angel Flores #1506 – hours vary call 669 113 0941.
Galeria Nautilus: An art gallery, a gift shop, have various seasonal exhibits. Constitución, #77. Exhibits change every month.
Museo Arqueológico de Mazatlan: During the year this space (indoors and outdoors) hosts many different art exhibits and workshops. Located on Sixto Osuna# 76, kitty corner to Macaws. Closed Mondays, open from 9 a.m. 6 p.m. If you wish to call ahead, 669 981 1455
Museo de Arte: There are three galleries – the permanent collection is in the Sala Antonio López Saenz. Changing exhibits are in both the Sala Roberto Perez Rubio, and Sala Carlos Bueno galleries. Closed Sundays. Monday to Friday open from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. and again from 4 p.m. – 6 p.m. and on Saturdays from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. Please be aware that these hours can vary and are not always accurate!
LOOK Vintage and Modern Gallery: A New York- style gallery and art shop. Owner Mark Jay has been in retail and merchandising all of his life. He’s very annoying – he constantly purchases items you can’t resist buying. He knows what you want before you do. LOOK is on Sixto Osuna #59; Open Monday to Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. If you wish to watch videos of Mark’s Decor Tips please click here. Note: LOOK is closed from May until October, by appointment only: Mark Jay – 669 149 3911; Rosemary Hunter – 669 147 6158
Valladolid Gallery: It’s inside the Valladolid College, on Belisario Dominguez #53. Every month there is a different show – it ranges from group art shows, art installations to poetry readings. The gallery is open from Monday to Friday from 9 a.m to 6 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
(Many of the events in Plazuela Zaragoza are hosted by DIF – Desarrollo Integral de la Familia – a community service that enhances the lives and well-being of Mexicans. Everyone is invited to participate. To read more about DIF and their good work, please click here.)
Mondays: Cardio aerobics, Plazuela Zaragoza, 8:15 a.m. – 9:15 a.m, $15; yoga,
Plazuela Zaragoza, from 8 a.m. – 9 a.m., $20 ♦ Attention to Citizens is run by Lisa Lankins who works for DIF. If you have city complaints such as noise, street lights, garbage (or positive suggestions) Lisa will take your complaint/observation and co-ordinate with various departments. She does not handle CFE reports or problems with private businesses. All free, from 8:30 a.m to noon, Plazuela Zaragoza. ♦ Salsa and Salsa, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., Hotel Royal Villas, $48 US. Learn to make many salsas, learn to dance the salsa and apparently you learn to drink different margaritas. “It’s a three hour hoot.” You must book 24 hours in advance as all ingredients are freshly prepared for guests. Book via e: email@example.com or at the desk of Royal Villas [deposit and 24 hour notice is required] or call the Salsa Hotline, 669 173 4989. There’s a reason this is the #1 tour in Mazatlan on Trip Advisor. Here are two reviews to read.
Tuesdays: Cardio aerobics, Plazuela Zaragoza, 8:15 a.m. – 9:15 a.m, $15; Plazuela Zaragoza ♦ Attention to Citizens is run by Lisa Lankins who works for DIF. If you have city complaints such as noise, street lights, garbage (or positive suggestions) Lisa will take your complaint/observation and co-ordinate with various departments. She does not handle CFE reports or problems with private businesses. All free, from 8:30 a.m to noon, Plazuela Zaragoza.♦ English Conversation Club – free and for everyone who wishes to practice English. All ages and stages are most welcome, Plazuela Zaragoza, 5 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Wednesdays: Cardio aerobics, Plazuela Zaragoza, 8:15 a.m. – 9:15 a.m, $15; yoga, Plazuela Zaragoza, from 8 a.m. – 9 a.m., $20 ♦ Attention to Citizens is run by Lisa Lankins who works for DIF. If you have city complaints such as noise, street lights, garbage (or positive suggestions) Lisa will take your complaint/observation and co-ordinate with various departments. She does not handle CFE reports or problems with private businesses. All free, from 8:30 a.m to noon, Plazuela Zaragoza. ♦ Taller de Pintura y Dibujo/ painting and drawing lessons. Teachers are devoting their time to instruct children and adults. Please bring materials – pencils, pens, water colours, $5 for the materials – 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. Plazuela Zaragoza
Thursdays: Cardio aerobics, Plazuela Zaragoza, 8:15 a.m. – 9:15 a.m, $15, Plazuela Zaragoza ♦ Attention to Citizens is run by Lisa Lankins who works for DIF. If you have city complaints such as noise, street lights, garbage (or positive suggestions) Lisa will take your complaint/observation and co-ordinate with various departments. She does not handle CFE reports or problems with private businesses. All free, from 8:30 a.m to noon, Plazuela Zaragoza ♦ Al-Anon meeting from 10 a.m. for one hour, at La Mision ,Camaron Sabolo #306, between the DQ and OXXO store, last door on the left.(call Pam at 669 139 8116 to check meeting hours.) ♦ Singers from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. followed by Tardes de Danzón/dancing evenings) learn, or just dance, free, 5:30 -9 p.m., Plazuela Zaragoza. $7 to rent a chair.
Fridays: Cardio aerobics, 8:15 a.m. – 9:15 a.m, $15; yoga, Plazuela Zaragoza, Yogafrom 8 a.m. – 9 a.m. also at Plazuela Zaragoza $20 ♦ Attention to Citizens is run by Lisa Lankins who works for DIF. If you have city complaints such as noise, street lights, garbage (or positive suggestions) Lisa will take your complaint/observation and co-ordinate with various departments. She does not handle CFE reports or problems with private businesses. All free, from 8:30 a.m to noon, Plazuela Zaragoza ♦ AA meeting, closed meeting of Alcoholics Anonymous, every Friday at noon, Melville Hotel, contact 981 0149, or 669 107 6931 or e mail: firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.♦ Salsa and Salsa, 5 p.m. – 8 p.m., Hotel Royal Villas, $48 US. Learn to make many salsas, learn to dance the salsa and apparently you learn to drink different margaritas. “It’s a three hour hoot.” You must book 24 hours in advance as all ingredients are freshly prepared for guests. Book via e: email@example.com or at the desk of Royal Villas [deposit and 24 hour notice is required] or call the Salsa Hotline, 669 173 4989. There’s a reason this is the #1 tour in Mazatlan on Trip Advisor. Here are two reviews to read.♦ Historia de Mazatlan/History of Mazatlan – professors and people from all walks of life enjoy sharing the history of Mazatlan, in Spanish, free from 6 p.m. 8 p.m.
Saturdays: The arts and crafts bazaar in the Plazuela Machado. Original designs,jewellery, purses, – it’s a super shopping spot from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Sundays: Atardecer Musical/Musical afternoons, Plazuela Zaragoza, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. (singers bring back-up music) you’ll hear some “amazing voices.” $7 to rent a chair.