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(The Angela Peralta is located on Carnaval, in the Plazuela Machado, Centro. The box office is open 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. For many events expect to pay in pesos, not a credit card. Call ahead, 982 4446, press #103 to speak to a bilingual attendant. Even if an event is free, you must get a ticket from the box office.)
Thursday December 5: Mai-Sho-Gaku, (dance, calligraphy, music) Japanese contemporary dance group. Only 150 tickets are being sold, so buy yours today! 8 p.m., $200
Friday December 6 and Saturday December 7: Classical Ballet, Mexico City’s premier ballet company, Compañia Nacional de Danza celebrate one the most influential ballet choreographers, Marius Patipa (1818-1910), with dances from Sleeping Beauty, and many other great ballets. 8 p.m. $120-$350
Thursday December 12:El Cascanueces, The Nutcracker by Tchaikovksy. It wouldn’t be Christmas without this performance. 6 p.m., and 8:30 p.m. $120-$300
Friday December 13: El Cascanueces, The Nutcracker by Tchaikovksy, 6 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Keeping tradition and the Christmas spirit alive. $120-$300
Saturday December 14: Maria del Sol in concert, El Regalo, a popular Mexican singer from Guanajuato “Maria has a world class voice, sings in English and Spanish, everything from opera to soul to jazz to Broadway tunes.” 8 p.m. $180-$400
Tuesday December 17, and Wednesday December 18: Gala Navideña, The Christmas Concert, featuring Camerata Mazatlan, Banda de Jazz, various soloists and the Angela Peralta Choral Group. Maestro Antonio González will conduct the choral group while Maestro Percival Alvarez will conduct the Camerata. 8 p.m. $180-$300
(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 pick up 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.)
Thursday December 5: Expo Bohemia Viejo Mazatlan/Photo exhibit of old Mazatlan. La Copa de Leche (on Olas Altas) is hosting this free photo event, only room for 100 people. Once again the group behind Museo Fotografico Viejo Mazatlan, all volunteers, want to bring the great history of Mazatlan alive. 8 p.m. Reserve your chair today on Facebook,Museo Fotografico Viejo, Mazatlan or drop by La Copa.
On Now until December 22: Hairspray, the Broadway musical, in Spanish. Thursdays and Saturdays at 7 p.m., Sundays at 6 p.m., Antonio Haas.
Friday December 6: Grand Opening of LOOK Gallery, 3 p.m. Experience Mark Jay’s exciting New York Gallery like space (third time’s a charm!) and then carry on and enjoy ArtWalk. LOOK is located on Sixto Osuna #59.
Friday December 6: First Friday ArtWalk. Artists open their studio doors and houses to the public on this free, self-guided tour through Centro. Now in it’s ninth year, artists and guests always look forward to this popular event – every first Friday of the month. A great opportunity to meet (and buy from) local artists, print makers, jewellery designers, potters, and anyone involved in the creative field. From 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. For map, artists and more info go to: www.artwalkmazatlan.com
Friday December 6: Carnaval is approaching its 116 year. The first two years did not have queens, but kings (!) – this will be the 114th year for queens to compete and display their grace and intelligence. Wanna-be queens will all be present at 6 p.m. at the restaurant/area La Puntilla at the docks complete with music and other surprises. This is just the very beginning of the selection process. Carnaval (tied to Ash Wednesday) is from February 27 – March 4, 2014.
Saturday December 7: El Shrimp Bucket’s 50 Aniversario! Celebrate this 50th anniversary, Voices and Guitars starring Oscar Gomez, with dinner, (shrimp or beef) open bar (wine, beer, margaritas) and dancing. Only $350, starts at 7 p.m. Call 981 6350 to reserve, ext. 20 or cell: 669 145 6463. Purchase tickets at El Shrimp Bucket.
Sunday December 8: Write on Maz., the annual Mazatlan Membership Library fundraiser. Once again it will be held at La Chupiteria (the old Canucks on Olas Altas), starting at 1 p.m. Your $250 ticket buys you some delicious food, a self serve bar, fantastic raffles and a silent auction. The guests this year are from the Mazatlan Writers Group, and there will be a lively panel discussion.
Monday December 9: Opera en Casa, Gala Americana: Pianists Maestro Andrés and Maestro Pablo López direct a talented young group of voices. The Gala Americana series will be at Casa Haas, 7 p.m. $100
Tuesday December 10: Friends of Mexico monthly meeting: La Palapa del Mar (next to Casa Country). Breakfast at 8:30 a.m., $100, meeting at 10 a.m. Guest speaker is Lic. Génesis Pineda Hernandez who represents the foreign community for Sinaloa Tourism. Please rsvp for breakfast and meeting to: email@example.com
Tuesday December 10: Onilikan is hosting a free artisan liqueurs and spirits tasting, 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. at Social Lounge, beside Costo de Oro. Everyone is invited!
Tuesday December 10 and Wednesday December 11: Triptico Americano,Three One Act Operas: A Hand of Bridge – stage Polo Gómez, piano, Andrés Sarré (Samuel Barber, 1959); The Telephone – stage Alfredo Vergara, piano Sergio Freeman (Gian Carlo Menotti, 1947) and The Medium – stage Javier Diaz Diaz, piano Sergio Freeman (Gian Carlo Menotti, 1946)/ El Télefono, A Hand of Bridge, y La Médium. There will be many guest surprise singers for this special evening. The Gala Americana series continues at Casa Haas, 7 p.m., $100
Wednesday December 11 and Monday December 23: La Canoa Craft and Food and Bake sale, La Canoa, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Pies, pickles, meatloaf, muffins, sausages and stews, it’s all being sold at this popular food and bake sale. These are just a few of the goodies being prepared. Stop in, buy local, buy fresh, buy homemade.
Wednesday December 11: Surf’s Up Cookie Exchange! Please bring 4-6 dozen cookies (plus the recipe to share) at 9 a.m. The voting begins at 10 a.m. and the tasting goes on all day. Donation boxes will be placed in front of your cookies. There will be prizes for the most creative, best tasting, most festive, most original, the craftiest cookie box and an all round best cookie treat!
Wednesday December 11: the 2011 French/German movie, Pina, directed by the legendary Wim Wenders. Pina is a tribute to the late German choreographer Pina Bausch. ” Dance, dance, otherwise we are lost.” The trailer teases: is it dance, is it theatre, or is just life? (very few words, French and German,with English subtitles).Plazuela Machado, 8 p.m.
Thursday December 14:Friends of Mexico Annual Christmas Party, Los Zarapes, 7 p.m. $300 ticket includes a buffet dinner, open bar (no blended drinks), music,dancing and prizes. Tickets available: from any board member; Dr. Steve Backman’s office, between 9-2/4-7 Monday to Friday, or on Saturdays from 9 a.m. -2 p.m. on Sabalo #204; December 10th FOM meeting; Rico’s in the GZ on Fridays from 10 a.m. until noon, and at Casa de Leyendes/Macaws on Monday December 2 between 10 a.m. to noon, OR please e mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuesday December 17: Democrats Abroad general meeting. Las Flores Hotel and Beach Resort, 4 p.m. $60 cover, includes ham and cheese sandwich, one beer or margarita. Guest speaker is Sally Ross who will be sharing her experiences in training dogs to assist diabetics, DAD – diabetes alert dog. To learn more about her DAD program, click here. Future dates for Demos are: Jan. 21, Feb. 18., March 18, April 18.
Tuesday December 17: Onilikan is hosting a free artisan liqueurs and spirits tasting, 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. at Social Lounge, beside Costo de Oro. Everyone is welcome!
Wednesday December 18:The Mazatlan Business Association meeting, Jungle Juice, 2 p.m. “If you have a business here or are interested in starting a business or investing, this group is for you.” Please rsvp to: email@example.com
Wednesday December 18: Cave of Forgotten Dreams (U.S.2010), La Cueva de los Sueños Olvidados, a doc film by Werner Herzog (in English,with Spanish subtitles) about the Chauvet Cave, a cavern in southern France that contains the oldest human-painted images – 32,000 years, yet discovered. Plazuela Machado, 8 p.m.
Friday December 20:Surf’s Up is hosting the 12 days of appetizers party! “This festive party features an assortment of food which is actually prepared in a healthy fashion to keep those waistlines in check!” For more info and to make a reservation please e mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday December 21: Rob Lamonica’s annual holiday singalong, Macaws, 7 p.m. First come, first hear.
Saturday December 28: Los Güeros Craps Shoot Run: everyone is welcome – bikes, skateboards, taxis, wheelchairs, go your way, just buy one drink (water is ok!) at each place, $100 entry. It starts at noon at Yoopers, and moves to three more bars/restaurants. Details to follow.
Friday January 3: First Friday ArtWalk. Artists open their studio doors and houses to the public on this free, self-guided tour through Centro. Now in it’s ninth year, artists and guests always look forward to this popular event – every first Friday of the month. A great opportunity to meet (and buy from) local artists, print makers, jewellery designers, potters, and anyone involved in the creative field. From 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. For map, artists and more info go to: www.artwalkmazatlan.com
February 27 – March 4, 2014, Carnaval
Monday March 24 – Sunday March 30: International Week III. Organizers, many of which are expat community stakeholders, always plan a fun filled week with music, walks, and lots of beach activities. Some drinking is involved too! The idea is to bring the foreign community together with Mexicans – to play together and share the joys of living in Mazatlan together.
THE FAIRLY ACCURATE DAILY MUSIC SCHEDULE
Mondays: Kannon, (r&r), La Canoa, 2 p.m. – 6 p.m.♦ Ebano (pop, ballads) The Saloon Sports Bar, 6 p.m. ♦ All Stars dance band, Rob Lamonica, Gerry Perkin, Lori Davidson, Chris, Sergio, La Chupiteria, 7 p.m. ♦ Rubye + Danile (easy listening) Pedro & Lola, 7 p.m.♦ Rafael Rodriquez (easy listening) Kelly’s Bar, Pueblo Bonito, 7 p.m. ♦ Cameleon,(r&r) GusGus GZ, 8 p.m.
Tuesdays: Brenster’s Beach Bash, Diego’s Beach House, 2 p.m ($250 all you can drink, or $70 cover) ♦ Fairly Honest Jon and the Truth (FHJ, blues, mixed), La Catrina, 6 p.m ♦ Mazatlan Karaoke, El Shrimp Bucket, 6 p.m. ♦ Ebano(pop, ballads)The Saloon Sports Bar, 6 p.m. ♦ ZAZ!(r&r) Twisted Mama’s, 6:30 p.m. ♦ Jazz Jam with Rob, Dario, Chris,++ La Bohemia, 7:30 p.m.♦ Rafael Rodriquez (easy listening), Topolo, 7:30 p.m. ♦ El Roots Cafe, (different bands) 8 p.m.♦ Cameleon,(r&r) GusGus GZ, 8 p.m.
Wednesdays: Fairly Honest Jon (FHJ, blues, mixed)) and the Truth, Baja Style, 2 p.m. – 6 p.m. ♦ Cheryl Gaudet, (easy listening) Lauren’s, The Jonathon, 6 p.m. ♦Ebano, (pop) TwistedMama’s, 6:30 p.m. ♦ Rafael Rodriquez,(easy listening) GusGus Marina, 6:30 p.m.♦ Blue Rose Quartet (blues, boogie), La Palapa del Mar, 6:30 p.m.♦ Tanya Carrum,( easy listening) La Catrina, 7 p.m. ♦ Sway with Jock, Macaws, 6:30 p.m. ♦ Sergio on sax, Topolo, 7 p.m.♦ ZAZ! (r&r) El Roots Cafe, 8 p.m. ♦ Radio 3 Ensemble,(pop, r&r) La Bohemia, 8 p.m ♦ Lori Davidson with Dario Avila, (blues, ballads), Pedro & Lola, 8:30 p.m. ♦ Mariachi band, El Mil Amores, Marina, 8 p.m. ♦ Cameleon,(r&r) GusGus GZ, 8 p.m. ♦ Live dance band, family atmosphere, La Fonda de Chalio, 8:30 p.m.
Thursdays: Kannon (r&r), Diego’s Beach House, (no cover) 5 p.m.♦ Fairly Honest Jon (FHJ,blues, mixed) El Capitano, 5 p.m.♦ Ebano,(pop) The Saloon Sport’s Bar, 6 p.m. ♦ Wingin’ It with Lori Davidson and Rob Lamonica, (pop, ballads) Social, 6:30 p.m. (reservations recommended, 669 176 7144 ♦ ZAZ!(r&r) Twisted Mama’s, 6:30 p.m.♦ Rock Creek, (r&r, country) La Palapa del Mar, 6:30 p.m. ♦ FHJ, La Catrina, 6:30 p.m.♦ Rubye + Daniel, (easy listening), El Presidio, 7 p.m. ♦ Mazatlan Karaoke, GringoLingo, 7 p.m. ♦ Sergio on the sax, Topolo, 7 p.m.♦ Mario Rojas and his guitar (trova/Cuban ballads), La Copa de Leche, 7 p.m. ♦ Rootsterford, (reggae, mixed) F.I.S.H. 7 p.m.♦ Cameleon,(r&r) GusGus GZ, 8 p.m ♦Live band, vary, El Roots Cafe, 8 p.m. ♦ Live music, Pedro y Lola’s , 8:30 p.m. ♦ Live dance band, family atmosphere, La Fonda de Chalio, 9 p.m. ♦ Spanish band, Suncai Gitano Group, Tertulia, 10:30 p.m.♦ Lo que cantamos las mujeres (Heidi + David Zumo, r&r, mixed) La Bohemia, 10:30 p.m.
Fridays: Jazz with Rob, Macaws, 4 p.m.♦ Rubye + Daniel, The Saloon, 4:30 p.m. ♦Ebano,(pop) Twisted Mama’s, 6:30 p.m. ♦ Wingin’ It with Lori Davidson and Rob Lamonica ++(pop, mixed) Macaws, 6:30 p.m.♦ Oscar and Javier Rojas (Spanish/English favourites), La Copa de Leche, 7 p.m♦ Santo Fabian (guitar), Lucila’s, 7 p.m..♦ Rafael Rodriquez (troubador, easy listening) Kelly’s Bar, Pueblo Bonito, 7 p.m.♦ Live music, alt. rock, Diego’s Beach House, 7 p.m. ♦ Mundo Sánchez, guitar, Topolo, 7 p.m.♦ Mazatlan Karaoke, El Cid Marina, 7 p.m. ♦Kannon (r&r), Puerto Viejo, 7:30 p.m. ♦ Fairly Honest Jon (FHJ, blues, mixed) El Roots Cafe, 8 p.m. ♦ Cameleon,(r&r) GusGus GZ, 8 p.m♦ Live dance band, family atmosphere, La Fonda de Chalio, 8:30 p.m.. ♦ Live music, Pedro & Lola, 8:30 p.m.♦ Live music (varies), El Shrimp Bucket, 8 p.m. ♦ Karaoke, La Catrina, 8 p.m.♦ Los Fuerneños, (Mexican mixed)La Chupiteria, 8:30 p.m. ♦ ZAZ! (r&r) Baja Style, 9 p.m ♦ Karaoke with a Mariachi band, El Mil Amores Centro, 10 p.m. ♦ Live band (mixed), Vintage retro-bar, 10 p.m.
Saturdays: Rootsterford Reggae, Surf’s Up, 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. ♦ Mazatlan Karaoke, El Shrimp Bucket, 6 p.m followed by Los 4 de la Habana (Mexican mixed)♦ Frijoles Malos (funky swing jazz, F.H. Jon and Daniel), Social, 6:30 p.m. ♦ZAZ!(r&r) Twisted Mama’s, 6:30 p.m, ♦ Oscar and Javier Rojas (Spanish/English favourites), La Copa de Leche, 7 p.m. ♦ Mundo Sánchez on the guitar, Topolo, 7 p.m.♦ Lori Davidson Quartet + Rob Lamonica +Dario Avila, (blues, ballads), Pedro & Lola, 7 p.m.♦ Jonny Tarr, sax, El Presidio, 7 p.m.♦ Live bands (varies) El Roots Cafe, 8 p.m. ♦ Kannon (r&r) Puerto Viejo, 8 p.m. ♦ Canto Altano (classical Mexican trio, trova, boleros), Casa Loma, 8 p.m ♦ Mariachi band, El Mil Amores, Marina, 8 p.m.♦ Cameleon,(r&r) GusGus GZ, 8 p.m. ♦ Live dance band, family atmosphere, La Fonda de Chalio, 8:30 ♦ Live music (varies) La Catrina, 9 p.m. ♦ Mariachi Continental, El Mil Amores Centro, 10 p.m. ♦ Live band (mixed) Vintage retro-bar, 10 p.m.
Sundays: Cheryl Gaudet (pop/ballad/folk), La Isla Marina, 3:30-6:30 p.m.♦ Rootsterford (reggae), Diego’s Beach House, 6 p.m. ♦ Mazatlan Karaoke, The Saloon Sports Bar, 6 p.m. ♦ Our Gang, (r&r oldies) La Palapa del Mar, 6:30 p.m. ♦ Jazz Jam, Honest Jon and various guests, El Roots Café, 7 p.m.♦ Sway (easy listening) Water’s Edge Bistro,(WEB) 7 p.m.♦ Ebano, (pop) Twisted Mama’s, 6:30 p.m. ♦ Guest bands, Baja Style, 7 p.m. ♦ Rafael Rodriquez (easy listening), kiosk in the Plazuela Machado, 7:30 p.m.♦ Kannon (r&r) GusGus GZ, 8 p.m.♦ Los Fuereños,(Mexican mixed) La Chupiteria, 8:30 p.m. ♦ Live dance band, family atmosphere, La Fonda de Chalio, 8:30
Thursday December 5: Festival de Rock: Haikú, Adhual, El Cuadrante Morado, Gravy Indie Union and The Seamus, Museo de Arte, 5 p.m.
Saturday December 7: Tribute to Jenni Rivera, Amanda Flores & Grupo Vertebra, Superpool Sport Bar, 8 p.m., reservations a must, 193 1411
Sunday December 8: Tribute to Lennon & Harrison, Plazuela Machado in front of the Vintage retro bar, all free, 8 p.m.
Monday December 9: Dick Damron, La Catrina, 7:30 p.m. “The legend and the legacy is back!”
Tuesday December 10: Reggae Festival/ Prefiesta Solsticio, Six bands: Los Salvavidas, Los Guerrilleros, Zion Roots, Tabaco Turco, Rootsterford, Angel de Filadelfia, El Roots Cafe, 2 p.m. ALL FREE. Call to reserve, 916 2914
Friday December 20: The Brenster and Carrum Show Christmas Edition, featuring “songs of the season.” Venado’s show room, Hotel Playa Mazatlan, 6 p.m. $400 per person, buffet dinner and open bar. Tickets on sale now Hotel Playa Mazatlan front desk, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (ask for Elizabeth, ext. 34) or call 669 985 0555, ext. 34. Toll free from Canada – 1 866 547 5447. Toll free from U.S. – 1 866 400 5862
Friday January 17: The Brenster and Carrum Show with special guest, The Good Brothers. Venado’s show room, Hotel Playa Mazatlan, 6 p.m. $500 per person, buffet dinner and open bar. Tickets on sale now Hotel Playa Mazatlan front desk, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (ask for Elizabeth, ext. 34) or call 669 985 0555, ext. 34. Toll free from Canada – 1 866 547 5447. Toll free from U.S. – 1 866 400 5862
Friday February 14: The Brenster and Carrum show with special guest, Gary Fjellgaard. Venado’s show room, Hotel Playa Mazatlan, 6 p.m. $500 per person, buffet dinner and open bar. Tickets on sale now Hotel Playa Mazatlan front desk, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (ask for Elizabeth, ext. 34) or call 669 985 0555, ext. 34. Toll free from Canada – 1 866 547 5447. Toll free from U.S. – 1 866 400 5862
Friday March 14: The Brenster and Carrum show with special guest, Joan Kennedy. Venado’s show room, Hotel Playa Mazatlan, 6 p.m. $500 per person, buffet dinner and open bar. Tickets on sale now Hotel Playa Mazatlan front desk, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (ask for Elizabeth, ext. 34) or call 669 985 0555, ext. 34. Toll free from Canada – 1 866 547 5447. Toll free from U.S. – 1 866 400 5862
Monday March 24: Spectacular III Concert. This year’s theme is Blues ‘n BBQ, and it kicks off the International Week III. Steve Hall and his merry band of volunteers are firming up all the details. Way more info to come for this blues concert.
Friday April 11: The Brenster and Carrum show, last show of the season. Venado’s show room, Hotel Playa Mazatlan, 6 p.m. $400 per person, buffet dinner and open bar. Tickets on sale now Hotel Playa Mazatlan front desk, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (ask for Elizabeth, ext. 34) or call 669 985 0555, ext. 34. Toll free from Canada – 1 866 547 5447. Toll free from U.S. – 1 866 400 5862 (El Recreo and The Mazatlan Film and Theater is on Constitucion #209, between Venus and Niños Heroes.
All movies are $30 and are screened at 5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available at the door 30 minutes before. For the full film synopsis please go to: www.mazact.com El Recreo is a not for profit community centre. Sugarpops is El Recreo’s cafe, open from 8 to 8)
Thursday December 5: The Last Seduction (Australian 1994); An updated film noir centering around a seductive femme fatale (Linda Fiorentino) and her gullible doctor-husband (Bill Pullman) – do they pull off a $700,000 drug deal to pay his gambling debts? Directed by John Dahl.
Sunday December 8: Festival Mirabras Flamenco 2013. School owner and flamenco dancer extraordinaire, Citlali Iglesias, says: “ it is very important to me that people know flamenco is not only for young or thin persons. Mirabras Flamenco teaches the oldest rhythms to the modern flamenco styles. In this student presentation they will work with concentration, co-ordination, memory and feelings in a friendly and happy atmosphere.” $100, 5 p.m. and 7 p.m., tickets on sale at: Museo de Arte book shop (Libreria Educal) on Sixto Osuna, or call the dancer Citlali 669 933 3447, to reserve or, some tickets will be available at the door on the day of the performances.
Monday December 9: Renoir (France 2012, with English subtitles); Set on the French Riviera in the summer of 1915 this drama tells the story of painter Pierre Auguste Renoir in declining health at age 74. Son Jean returns home, and both father and son fall under the spell of a beautiful young model Andrée.
Thursday December 12: Il Divo: Live in London (UK 2011) Simon Cowell created this multinational operatic pop vocal group who have gone on to sell 26 million albums. Performed in the London Coliseum, with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra these four singers Sébastien Izambard (French, pop); Carlos Marin (Spanish, baritone); David Miller (US, tenor) and Urs Buhler (Swiss, tenor) all have voices to live for.
Monday December 16: The Secret Garden (UK 1993); Based on the classic family novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett. Ten-year old orphan Mary Dixon is sent to live on her uncle’s decrepit estate. He ignores her, she explores and discovers a secret garden full of delights. Mary also finds a disabled cousin who has never left the house. Mary brings joy and life to all, as did the original book.
Thursday December 19: The Three Tenors Christmas (2000); Plácido Domingo,(born in Spain, but came to Mexico when he was eight years old – he debuted in Mexico City at age 19, Mexicans proudly claim ownership of his talent!) José Carreras and the late Luciano Pavarotti, in this heart warming Christmas concert.
Monday December 23: The Ed Sullivan Show, The Best of Broadway Musicals and The Rock and Roll Classics. This nostalgic compilation down memory lane will surely get you in the Christmas mood. Spoiler alert! The Beatles debut…
Tuesday January 7: open audition for playreading performances at 2 p.m. You will be given a short monologue to read for the directors. Remember these are playreadings, the script is in front of you, no memorizing required.
Sunday January 12, 2014: Author Mike Curtis talks about his new book El Pescador, The Fisherman in the second Book Chat Series. $100, includes food and beverages, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Classic Movie Lover’s Club – new for 2014! See them again for the very first time on a large screen and with a state-of-art sound system. $150 for three classics every Wednesday at 4 p.m. (all three must be purchased, not one at a time!)
Wednesday January 15: Gone with the Wind Wednesday January 22: Casablanca Wednesday January 29: South Pacific.
Sunday February 9, 2014: Best selling author Deborah Rodriquez discusses her new book, The House on Carnaval Street: from Kabul to a home on the Mexican sea. The third in the Book Chat Series, $100, Deb starts her interesting chat at 2 p.m.
Wednesday December 18: Una Luz Hacia El Mundo/School for the Blind annual Christmas breakfast. Sumbawa, 9 a.m., $150, raffles ++, and a Christmas choral performance from the children.
Saturday January 11: The annual Hospice Golf Tournament at Estrella del Mar, Shotgun starts at 9:30 a.m. This is always a sell out, BUT you may wish the info: entry fee is $1500, includes a full buffet breakfast, and bbq lunch following the tournament. This is a best ball scramble so the emphasis is on fun (that’s what all golfers say). Organizers claim you can win a car for a hole- in- one on hole # 8 – but they don’t mention the type of car! Hospice has fewer government funds this year – your ticket buy will be so appreciated. Here’s where to go: Macaws in Centro, or call: Jack Sieber, 669 941 3955; Dave Croly, 982-5472; Terry Topf, 176 6364; Jack Moreau, 913 3630. Be a star on the course and help a person die with dignity.
Tuesday January 21: Annual fundraiser for Rancho de Los Niños, Art & Soup Tour. Nauticlub, Isla Mazatlan, 1 p.m. – 4 p.m., for $100 tickets please contact: Cranda 669 988 0608, or Jackie at 669 154 7321. The theme, art and soup was created by Jackie and Captain George Krakie. The idea is that different restaurants will donate pots of soup (such as Sr. Burrito with Mexican soup Monterray style) and artists from around Mazatlan will be showing (and selling) their art or crafts. All of the proceeds will be donated to Rancho de Los Niños orphanage. Drinks (adult beverages) can be purchased from the Nauticlub which is donating its facilities; pool area, grounds and tables for artists to display. If you wish more info- the brains behind this fundraiser is Jackie, give her a call!
Saturday February 15: The annual Hearts for Hospice dinner dance and popular silence auction. This year the dance will be held at the Hotel Playa. Lots of time to look for treasures in your house to donate to this important cause – more info to follow.
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.
Delirium Galeria: This gallery and bistro has revolving exhibits, always worth stopping in, Sixto Osuna #24, open from 1 p.m., closed Sundays.
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. Hours vary, call 981 1455, open Tuesday to Sundays.
Museo de Arte:. There are three galleries – the permanent collection is in the Sala Antonio López Sáenz. Changing exhibits are in both the Sala Roberto Perez Rubio, and Sala Carlos Bueno galleries. Closed Sundays, open from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. and again from 4 p.m. – 6 p.m. Tuesday December 3: five artists have created a new exhibit entitled ” Sin Agua, Sin Vida”. Gala opening is in the Sala Roberto Pérez Rubio, at 7 p.m. Artists are: Erin Goodwin-Guerroro, Tim Craighead, Don Fritz, Stand Welsh and Margitta Dietrick-Welsh.
LOOK Vintage and Modern Gallery: New location ( Sixto Osuna, #59), new merchandise. The grand opening of LOOK takes place on Friday December 6, at 3 p.m. Opening features exciting artists: Adan Navallez; a series of vintage prints by various female artists on display thanks to Cecilia Sánchez Duarte (only two will be for sale); Manuel Alencaster’s eclectic mix ++ . Take a good look before ArtWalk! LOOK is open from Monday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., pesos only, at the moment.
Luna Arte Contemporáneo: Wednesday December 4: Drawings: Line and Form – featuring works in characoal, pencil, oil pastel and ink by artists: Cynthia Handel, Wendy León Garcias, Yolanda Lopez, Elina Chauvet, Claudia Gallardo, Rafael Avila Tirado, Manuel Carlock, David Robb, Glen Rogers, Lucila Santiago and Carlos Z. There’s a Christmas bonus at Luna – “small works for the holiday season.” Small works, big surprise! Opening is from 6 – 8 p.m. Monday December 30: (yes Monday!) Masks and Magic of Mexico – featuring art by Lanny Garland, Julián Gerrero Calderón, and Elizabeth Gomez. Opening from 6 – 8 p.m. The gallery is open from Wednesday to Saturday from noon until 5 p.m. For more information go to www.lunacontempo.com or for an appointment please call: 669 933 8005.
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.