Arts & Entertainment Calendar

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Antonio López Saenz was born in Mazatlan in 1936. He’s perhaps Sinaloa’s most famous living artist and sculptor. If you’d like to watch an interview with this wonderful artist in Spanish,
please click here.  Scroll down – it’s the 11th profile.

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

~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 2 p.m. For many events expect to pay in pesos, not a credit card. It’s best to call ahead – 982 4446, press #103. Even if an event is free, either in the Angela Peralta or at Casa Haas, you must get a ticket from the box office. Tickets are non-refundable; if you wish to exchange your ticket for an upgrade, it has to be on the same day as you bought it.)

Saturday September 3: La Familia de Diez: Creator Jorge Ortiz de Pinedo brings this popular Mexican tv sitcom to life on the stage. 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. Price, tbd

Wednesday September 7: Códices. Opus Ballet, a Mexican ballet company founded in 2009, presents Códices under the artistic direction of Ricardo Domingo. Nine dancers take you through three eras of Mexico – from pre-Hispanic, to the conquest, ending in the 21st century. American composer John M. Koeing offers a fusion of classical and contemporary music. Free with ticket [general seating] from the box office. 8 p.m.

Monday September 19: Mi Amiga La Gorda: My Fat Friend is a comedy all in Spanish. Originally written by playwright and actor Charles Laurence [born Carlos Felipes in Tangiers, and he spoke French, Spanish and English] it was first performed in London, England in 1972 as a stage comedy.  Two shows, 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m., $200- $500

Tuesday October 4: Tres dias en Mayo: Three Days in May is based on UK’s Ben Brown’s play. It’s 1940 May 26th, Winston Churchill has only been prime minister for a couple of months and leaders are meeting to gather a vote to decide if they should capitulate to Hitler’s Germany. Researchers indicate that Churchill “wobbled” but, of course, he kept that out of his own history books. This version in Spanish, features Sergio Zurita as Churchill. 8 p.m. ticket prices tbd.

~Around Town~

(The CMA is the Centro Municipal de las Artes, the school beside the Angela Peralta Theatre. There are three inside spaces: Foro Experimental, Museo de la Música and the small movie theatre, Cinematógrafo, (seats about 50). Casa Haas is located on the corner of Heriberto Frias and Mariano Escobedo – 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.)

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Thursday September 1: Artist Daniel Ramirez Ordaz’s exhibit: El imperio de las piedras de color. “Empire of the coloured stones” is a varied mixed-media show – free, everyone is welcome. Galeria Rubio, [downstairs beside the Angela Peralta], 7 p.m.

Saturday September 3: Aleya and Grupo Tablas: a music and theatre concert in park concertthe new Parque Lineal [La Tranquilidad section] 7 p.m. [Av. Oscar Pérez Escobosa, between Real Pacifico and Cristobol Colon]. Aleya Valenzuela will perform traditional Mexican songs, while the talented Tablas theatre group has many surprises. Free, everyone is welcome

Saturday September 3: Rosa de dos Aromas/Two-scented Rose: drama/comedy by Mexican playwright Emilio Carballido is a story about two women who are seeking to bail their shared lover out of jail. This celebrated playwright, awarded the National Prize of Literature in Mexico in 1996, confronts the fallout of failed marriages, unsupported wives and unprotected illegitimated children. Casa Haas, in Spanish,  7 p.m., $100.

Saturday September 3: Tribute band [Los Guerreros de Sangre] to Caifanes: 9 p.m., Dos de Tres, call to reserve, 910 1632

Thursday September 8: Classical Guitar Concert: With Jesús Enriquez López [from El Forte, music graduate of UNAM] will celebrate composers Johann Kaspar Mertz, Luigi Legnani, Francisco Tárrega and others too. Casa Haas, 7 p.m., $100

Thursday September 8: Paco Show, besos en la mantecada: 9 p.m. at the Macacuyá Disco Club, tickets available at the Gran Plaza in front of Suburbia, $200 or $250. For more information call: 669 148 6375.

Friday September 9: Athenea Reyes in Concert: this mezzosoprano will offer a atheananight of arias, zarazuelas, tangos and boleros. Joining her will be: tenor Fernando Landeros, Pablo López on the piano, Nina Farvarshchuk on the violin and Carlos Martinez, percussions. Casa Haas, 7 p.m., $100

Saturday September 10: Oscar Gomez’s tribute show to Juan Gabriel. Dinner and Show, $250, 9 p.m., La Palapa del Mar, reservations a must, please call 914 1900 or 669 110 3126. Opening for Juan, is Karla Granados.

Thursday September 15: Tribute band to Illya Kuryaki and the Valderramas [a musical duo from Buenos Aires popular in the 90s.], Baja Style, 8 p.m.

Thursday September 15: Noche de Independencia at La Palapa del Mar: Blanca Esthela and her Norteño band, dinner [Azteca soup, and Mexican platter], $250, 9 p.m.

Viva Mexico

Thursday September 15: Independence Day, the evening. Mexico celebrates 206 years of independence, with a grand fiesta in the Plazuela República, Town Hall Square. 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 y Costilla 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! 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. Friday September 16th “is the real date of Mexican independence” and continues with more parties and the annual commemorative parade along the Malecon.

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Sunday September 18: La Pata Salada en Concierto: Baja Style, 9 p.m. [“rock Latino”].

Friday October 28 and Saturday October 29: Mazatlan Beer Fest/Festival de Cerveza Artesanal – Convention Centre, 7 p.m. to 2 a.m.

Tuesday November 1: Dia de Muertos, Day of the Dead: Celebrated throughout chinaMazatlan [and Mexico] especially in Centro with the parade [callejoneada] and the 200 artists and organizers who create an unforgettable evening back-stage at the Angela Peralta.

FullSizeRender-2Friday November 4: ArtWalk. Now in it’s 12th year, Centro artists fling open their studio doors and invite you to look at their work. It’s always varied – from oils, to watercolours, to prints, to jewellery to photographs. It’s a free self-guided tour around Centro and you have an opportunity to meet many artists in Mazatlan; yet there’s never any pressure to buy.  4 p.m. to 8 p.m. A map will be provided online mid October.

Monday November 14: Maz Rocks the Beach Concert: this popular rockin’-on –beach festthe-beach music fest returns! Six great rock bands from noon until six [doors open at 11:30 a.m.], pay $180 on the day of [no advanced ticket sales], and it takes place once again at the Baraka Beach Club [next to the Riu Hotel]. Beer and soft drinks are $20, other alcoholic drinks $40. Cindy Bieber from Twisted Mama’s is providing the food and the menu will be available on the day of. Please save this date; organizers are busy confirming and negotiating with the rock bands. Where else do you get to hear six amazing bands in six hours for only $180?

Monday December 12: Maz Rocks the Beach Concert: this popular rockin’-on –beach festthe-beach music fest returns! Six great rock bands from noon until six [doors open at 11:30 a.m.], pay $180 on the day of [no advanced ticket sales], and it takes place once again at the Baraka Beach Club [next to the Riu Hotel]. Beer and soft drinks are $20, other alcoholic drinks $40. Cindy Bieber from Twisted Mama’s is providing the food and the menu will be available on the day of. Please save this date; organizers are busy confirming and negotiating with the rock bands. Where else do you get to hear six amazing bands in six hours for only $180?

Saturday January 14: The Annual [always sold out!] Hospice Golf Tournament. Save the date please.

Monday January 16: Maz Rocks the Beach Concert: this popular rockin’-on –the-beach festbeach music fest returns! Six great rock bands from noon until six [doors open at 11:30 a.m.], pay $180 on the day of [no advanced ticket sales], and it takes place once again at the Baraka Beach Club [next to the Riu Hotel]. Beer and soft drinks are $20, other alcoholic drinks $40. Cindy Bieber from Twisted Mama’s is providing the food and the menu will be available on the day of. Please save this date; organizers are busy confirming and negotiating with the rock bands. Where else do you get to hear six amazing bands in six hours for only $180?

Wednesday January 18 and Thursday January 19: Twisted Mama’s presents Elvis. Elvis is in the building! Gino Monopoli is Elvis and everyone agrees he’s elvisone of the greatest living Elvis tribute artists. From Toronto, he’s played Elvis around the world. Tickets go on sale October 1 [twisted_mamas@hotmail.com, or call 669 129 2021], only room for 100 people. Your $750 ticket includes a buffet dinner at 6 p.m.,  an open bar [National drinks, beer, house wine] and of course the amazing show. Plus, Rex Rocks opens for Elvis.

Tuesday February 7 and Wednesday February 8: Twisted Mama’s presents Rod Stewart. From London Ontario, Doug Varty has shared the stage with Tina Turner Rod Stewartand Rush but for tonight’s exciting live show he has decided to be Forever Young. Tickets go on sale October 1 [twisted_mamas@hotmail.com, or call 669 129 2021], only room for 100 people. Your $750 ticket includes a buffet dinner at 6 p.m.,  an open bar [National drinks, beer, house wine] and of course the amazing show. Plus, Rex Rocks opens for Rod.

farmtotableSaturday February 11: The 3rd Annual Farm to Table Gourmet Event: Once again the “lunch” takes place at Chuy Lizarraga’s Kilometer 21 farm. Delicious organic food, course after course, lots of shade, and a fair amount of alcohol is served. Please save the date. [if you would like to read how Chuy got his start in organic farming, please click here.]

Saturday February 11: The Annual Hospice Dinner Dance. Save the date please for this always sold-out elegant sit-down dinner dance.

Monday February 13: Maz Rocks the Beach Concert: this popular rockin’-on –beach festthe-beach music fest returns! Six great rock bands from noon until six [doors open at 11:30 a.m.], pay $180 on the day of [no advanced ticket sales], and it takes place once again at the Baraka Beach Club [next to the Riu Hotel]. Beer and soft drinks are $20, other alcoholic drinks $40. Cindy Bieber from Twisted Mama’s is providing the food and the menu will be available on the day of. Please save this date; organizers are busy confirming and negotiating with the rock bands. Where else do you get to hear six amazing bands in six hours for only $180?

Friday February 17 and Saturday February 18: 8th Annual Mardi Gras Party featuring the Cats ‘n’ Jammers’s Jazz Band. Get ready for a night of New Orleans Cats09 010 Monet-ishjazz right here in El Shrimp Bucket patio. It’s definitely a night to eat, drink and dance like a person who’s drunk on the sounds of Dixieland jazz. Price tbd, but it will most likely be around $600, and will most likely begin at 6 p.m. with: an open bar, two choices of mains and a show to remember.  Please save the night, tickets go on sale in mid December. There’s no better way to kick-off the Carnaval week than with the Cats ‘n’ Jammers!

 

CARNAVAL 2017

Thursday February 23 – Tuesday February 28: Carnaval!
This is the 119th year for Carnaval in Mazatlan. The 2017 theme will be unveiled in mid December. Based on previous years, below is a guideline for all the events. Times may vary, even some dates may change, and prices are purely for your budgeting purposes. All will be confirmed in December. Usually, there are ten candidates for queens (Reina del Carnaval), and the rules are: born in Mazatlan or lived in Mazatlan for three years, can’t be a mother, nor pregnant, nor married and you must be between the ages of 17 – 25 on the day of the election; 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 23 and goes for six nights, with the final night being Tuesday February 28. Music stages compete for your listening and dancing pleasure. The beer is flowing, the Malecon is jam packed, so travel lightly. 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 $40. In 2016, the line-ups at serveral entrances were long, some people waited two hours to enter the Malecon/Olas Altas, plan ahead!

 Friday January 27: Manifestación de Mazatlan/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 26. The Mexican children adore this preview. The parade route is along the “back streets” – it starts at the Aquarium, goes along Ejército 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 February 3: Cómputo final, the final computer tally for queens. Music and celebration in the Plazuela República (Town Hall Square) around 6 p.m. Tonight all the candidates, via votes, are narrowed down to a precious few. All free with tons of music and guest singers.

Saturday February 11: 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

Friday February 17: Velada de las Artes/ The evening of the Arts. Cultura always offers a star-studded evening with special guest artists. Often Maestro Enrique Patrón conducts the la Orquesta Sinfónica Sinaloa [OSSLA].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 23: Inauguración de la muestra gastronónmica/food fair 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 23: Coronation of the King of Happiness/ Coronación del Rey de la Alegria, Always set to a backdrop popular regional music. Free. 7:00 p.m. along Olas Altas. Around 11:30 p.m.

Thursday February 23: 5th Annual MasqueradeBall / Baile de Fantasia.  This event was created for the expat community; to give them a chance to dress up, to be kings and queens. Men and women from the foreign community spend days planning their costumes and everyone happily competes for various prizes. 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 [price to be confirmed] includes all the entertainment and food, but there is a cash bar. Tickets are available at the Angela Peralta box office, the kiosk in the Machado and at the kiosk at the Gran Plaza when the tickets go on sale, typically in early January.

Friday February 24: Coronation pageant for Queen of the flower games/Coronación Reina de los Juegos Florales: There’s always popular groups booked, and frequently la Orquesta Sinfónica Sinaloa de las Artes [OSSLA] and Coro Angela Peralta/ the amazing Angela Peralta choral group join the various bands. Last year the contemporary dance company EPDM, Ballet Folclórico and classical ballet [La Escuela Municipal de Ballet Clásico] were on stage. Estadio Teodoro Mariscal/ Baseball Stadium. 8:30 p.m., $100 – $700.

Saturday February 25: Coronation pageant for the Queen of Carnaval/ Coronación Reina del Carnaval.  Usually a famous pop group is booked, Pricing: general admission – $200 – $350 to the zona dorada (gold zone) $1,200. Estadio Teodoro Mariscal/ Baseball Stadium, 6:30 p.m.

Saturday February 25: 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. Last year it was Donald Trump! Olas Altas, 9 p.m. Free.

Saturday February 25: Combate NavalNaval battle fought on the water (and the shore) with fireworks, Olas Altas, 10:30 p.m. Start thinking 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 26: 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. Here’s the route with approximate times: 5:30, Av. Rotarismo; 6, Hotel de Cima; 7, Lola Betrán; 7:30 Hotel de Sol; 7:45 Tourism; 8, El Toro Bravo; 8:30 Valentino’s.

Monday February 27: Children’s Costume Ball/Baile Infantil, Salón Spectaculare, 10:00 a.m., on Av. Camaron Sabalo in front of the Hotel Quijote Inn.

Monday February 27: Coronation of the Child Queen of Carnaval/Coronación de la Reina Infantil – Another popular Mexican band will be booked. Estadio Teodoro Mariscal/ Baseball Stadium, 6:30 p.m. $100 – $700.

Monday February 27: Gran Espectáculo de lunes de en Puerto Viejo/Great performances on Monday;  A variety of musicians will entertain you beginning at 11:30 p.m Free.

Tuesday February 28: 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. Here’s the route and the approximate times: 4:30, Av. Universidad; 5, Lola Beltrán; 5:45, Hotel de Cima; 6, Hotel Plaza Marina; 7:15, Av. Zaragoza; and then along Olas Altas. The parade is followed with lots of live music that usually starts at 10 p.m.

Tuesday February 28 and Wednesday March 1: Twisted Mama’s presents Johnny Cash: From Oklahoma Philip Bauer is an award winning entertainer. johnny cashJohnny Cash’s only drummer W.S.”Fluke” Holland says ” It was spooky. Philip is the best I have ever seen.” Tickets go on sale October 1 [twisted_mamas@hotmail.com, or call 669 129 2021], only room for 100 people. Your $750 ticket includes a buffet dinner at 6 p.m., an open bar [National drinks, beer, house wine] and of course the amazing show. Plus, Rex Rocks opens for Johnny.

Monday March 13: Maz Rocks the Beach Concert: this popular rockin’-on –the-beach festbeach music fest returns! Six great rock bands from noon until six [doors open at 11:30 a.m.], pay $180 on the day of [no advanced ticket sales], and it takes place once again at the Baraka Beach Club [next to the Riu Hotel]. Beer and soft drinks are $20, other alcoholic drinks $40. Cindy Bieber from Twisted Mama’s is providing the food and the menu will be available on the day of. Please save this date; organizers are busy confirming and negotiating with the rock bands. Where else do you get to hear six amazing bands in six hours for only $180?

Semana Santa 2017 – Sunday April 9 – Sunday April 16, 2017

~DAILY MUSIC NOTES~

THE FAIRLY ACCURATE DAILY MUSIC SCHEDULE

  Please confirm if your band is playing – call ahead – musicians move around, gigs get cancelled… All restaurants and bars are listed in The Directory, click here for address, opening hours and phone numbers – it’s fairly accurate!  Or if you prefer, check out the venue’s FB page. Many of your groups are on The Bandstand, please click here to listen

Mondays: Rafael Rodriguez, (easy/mixed), Kelly’s Bar, Pueblo Bonita 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, Diego’s Beach House, 2 p.m. [ returns Tuesday October 25, $300-open bar, or $80 cover,  have a listen, if you’d like to read a profile on The Brenster] Lina’s y su Fiesta Karaoke, El Shrimp Bucket, 6 p.m. Rafael Rodriquez, [easy, have a listen], La Palapa at Hotel Torres, 9 p.m. Sergio Coppel,[pop, ballads] Barracrudas, 8 p.m.  Kannon (r ‘n r, have a listen) GusGus GZ, 8:30 p.m.  KraKen,[have a listenBaja Style, 9 p.m.

Wednesdays: Kannon, La Corriente, 3:30 p.m. Fairly Honest Jon and The Truth,[blues, rock, have a listenEl Shrimp Bucket, 6 ish p.m. Kanta Karaoke, La Mazatleca, 7 p.m. Kannon, GusGus GZ, 8:30 p.m. (r ‘n r, have a listen)   Live music, La Fonda de Chalio, 8:30 p.m.  The Walrus, [ r’nr have a listen], La Copa de Leche, 9:30 p.m. KraKen,[have a listenBaja Style, 9:30 p.m.   Rezaka, La Sabina, 10:30 p.m.

Thursdays: Lina’s y su Fiesta Karaoke, Gringo Longo, 6 p.m.  Rafael Rodriquez [easy, have a listen], Kelly’s Bar at Pueblo Bonito Emerald Bay, 7 p.m. Tanya Carrum [rock, pop,oldies, country, have a listen], La Catrina, 9 p.m.  Live music, varies Mil Amores Marina, 8 p.m. Rex Rocks, Cheers The Pub, 8 p.m. Tecomate jazz trio, [have a listenPedro y Lola , 8p.m. Hermanos Barraza [Pancho and Julio, pop, ballads, rock], Rhino Wings, 8 p.m. ZaZ 2.0,[have a listen], Baja Style, 8:30 p.m. Kamaleón [ r ‘n’r have a listen], GusGus GZ, 8:30 p.m. Live music, La Fonda de Chalio, 9  p.m.♦ Los Cryps, La Copa de Leche, 9 p.m  Lo que Cantamos Las Mujeres [Heidi Herrera’s band], La Bohemia, 10:30 p.m.

Fridays: KraKen, Diego’s Beach House, 4 p.m. Rafael Rodriquez [easy, have a listen], Kelly’s Bar, Pueblo Bonito Emerald Bay, 7 p.m. Lina y su Fiesta Karaoke, El Cid Marina, 7 p.m.  KraKen,[ have a listen.Las Flores Hotel, 8 p.m. Jazz Fusion, DM 48 [Hotel Cima], 8:30 p.m. ZaZ 2.0, Barra al Mar, 8 p.m.  Kamaleón, [r ‘n r] GusGus GZ, 8:30 p.m.  Live music, La Fonda de Chalio, 8:30 p.m. Tecomate jazz trio,[have a listen]  Pedro & Lola, 8:30 p.m. Dani Borrego’s Rumba Kings [have a listenEl Shrimp Bucket, 8 p.m  Los Cryps [oldies, r ‘n r have a listenDos de Tres, 9 p.m. Walrus, [r ‘n r have a listenCheers, 9 p.m. Rootsterford [reggae have a listen], Barracruda’s, 9 p.m. Rex Rocks, Baja Style, 9:30 p.m.  La Regadera Electrica, Diego’s, 10 p.m. Sergio Coppel, La Sabina, 10:30 p.m.

Saturdays:  KraKen,[ r’nr, have a listen ] Diego’s Beach House, 4 p.m. Lina y Su Fiesta Karaoke, Mr. Lionso, Playa Bruja, 5 p.m.  Rafael Rodriquez, [easy, have a listen], Kelly’s Bar at Pueblo Bonito Emerald Bay, 7 p.m. ♦ Canto Altano (classical Mexican trio, trova, boleros), Casa Loma, 8 p.m KraKen,[have a listenLas Flores Hotel, 8 p.m. Live music, El Shrimp Bucket, 8 p.m. Mariachi band, El Mil Amores, Marina, 8 p.m. Guest bands, Machado Kiosk, 8 p.m. ♦ Kamaleón [ r n’ r have a listen], GusGus GZ, 8:30 p.m. Live music La Fonda de Chalio, 8:30  Dani Borrego’s Rumba Kings, [have a listen], Papá Chuleta, 9 p.m. Los Cryps, [oldies, rock, have a listen] Barracruda’s, 9 p.m. Live music [easy, mixed], Pedro & Lola, 9 p.m. Rezaka [classic rock], Cheers, 9 p.m.♦ Rex, ( r ‘n r) Baja Style, 9:30 p.m  Corvus Rock Band, Copa De Leche, 10 p.m.  Group 28, La Sabina, 10:30 p.m.

Sundays: Lina y su Fiesta Karaoke, El Shrimp Bucket, 6 p.m. Los Cryps, La Copa de Leche, 6 p.m.  Rafael Rodriquez, [easy, have a listen],  kiosk in the Plazuela Machado, 7 p.m  Kamaleón [r ‘n r, have a listen], GusGus GZ, 8:30 p.m. Live music La Fonda de Chalio, 8:30  Alets Malafama, Copa de Leche, 9 p.m.  KraKen [have a listen], Diego’s Beach House, 9 p.m. 

~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  El Recreo returns in high season.

~GALLERIES~

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.

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

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! Sixto Osuna #71 and Venustiano Carranza, Centro.

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.

 ~WEEKLY ACTIVITIES~

 (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. 

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: maltese@shaw.ca for more information.

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.