Arts & Entertainment Calendar

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~Angela Peralta Theater~

[The Angela Peralta is located on Carnaval, in the Plazuela Machado, Centro. The box office is open Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. and on Saturdays from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. and now for the first time you can buy your tickets online! Just enter www.culturamazatlan.mx and click the Cartelera section where you choose the event and seats you want. All credit cards are accepted except for American Express. Before you confirm your reservation, you must provide your e mail address and phone number/WhatsApp where the payment confirmation and the ticket will be sent to you. If you don’t have a printer, just show up a little early before the performance at the VIP door and show the payment on your phone [like a boarding pass] and Cultura will validate it through its code #somoscultura. Tickets for Casa Haas [at the moment] can not be bought online and you must go to the box office – this may change over time. Even if an event is free at Casa Haas, you still need to get your ticket at Angela Peralta box office. Tickets are non-refundable; if you wish to exchange your ticket for an upgrade, it has to be on the same day as you bought it.]

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

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

Sunday October 21: Siniestra Tango: This group of five is from Buenos Aires and they combines tango, rock, poetry and many other creative forms. It’s sponsored by Festival Cultura Puro Sinaloa and it’s  free. You may obtain your tickets four days ahead of the performance, and each person is allowed three tickets each. A trip to the box office will be necessary, these will not be available online. 6 p.m.

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

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

Sunday October 28: Somos Sinaloa – nothing says we are from Sinaloa like the Ballet Folkórico with their colourful costumes and traditional energetic dances. They adore to perform and show you the “old” ways. Percival Alvarez will be conducting the Camerata Mazatlan.Invited singers: Maria Elena Leal, Lipita Infanta and the great baritone José Adán Pérez who will be paying tribute to famous Mexican performers – Luis Pérez Meza, Lola Beltrán, Pedro Infante, Chayito Valdez, José Angel Espinos “Ferrusquilla” and Julio Preciado. $120, 6 p.m. [full name – Ballet Folklórico del Instituto de Cultura de Mazatlan and the director is Javier Arcadia.]

Monday October 29: Moscow State Ballet presents El Lago de los Cisnes/Swan Lake. No description required here: WOW! Moscow State Ballet, WOW! Swan Lake. Choreographed by Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov. It’s sponsored by Festival Cultura Puro Sinaloa and it’s  free. You may obtain your tickets four days ahead of the performance, and each person is allowed three tickets each. A trip to the box office will be necessary, these will not be available online. at 8 p.m.

Thursday November 15: Coronar by dancer and choreographer Javier Basurto. “To Crown” will be a unique creative performance – very dramatic!Very strong and energetic. This show is part of the Festival Cultura Puro Sinaloa and it’s FREE. You may get your tickets four days before the show at the Angela Peralta box office [not at the Museo de Arte as in previous years] and you are allowed three tickets per person. 8 p.m.

Thursday December 6: Ser, from the Spanish theatre group, Tábula Rasa. A family drama [all in Spanish] centred around who has paternity rights.This show is part of the Festival Cultura Puro Sinaloa and it’s FREE. You may get your tickets four days before the show at the Angela Peralta box office [not at the Museo de Arte as in previous years] and you are allowed three tickets per person. 8 p.m.

[You will notice there are no events or concerts announced for November and December at either Angela Peralta or Casa Haas. On November 1, Oscar Blancarte, becomes the new director of Cultura Mazatlan; it is unclear if he will make any announcements prior to this date. Stay on this page for more information.]

~Around Town~

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

Tuesday October 16 – Sunday October 21: It’s the 6th annual steamroller event! This is the time of year when artists come together and create giant woodblock prints and cloth banners for Dia de Muertos –  you’ll see the stark, vivid banner [cloth and paper] decorating spaces during Dia de Muertos.  It’s where the ink hits the wood and it’s when artists not only have to be creative but they also have to be strong. Wood cutting isn’t for sissies! [have a look at the video]

It takes place at the Museo de Arte [Sixto Osuna and Venustiano Carranza] from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. If you are interested in this process and want to know more there will be an explanation in English at 11 a.m. and again at 5 p.m.

Tuesday October 16: Twisted Mama’s is hosting a fundraiser for Asilo de Ancianos la Inmaculada [nursing home for the elderly] and 50% of your $250 tickets goes to Asilo de Ancianos. Also included in your ticket price is live music by The Truth and Friends [blues ++] , raffles, prizes and a choice of spaghetti with meatballs, fettuccini Alfredo with chicken or a vegetarian pasta. Tickets available at Twisted Mama’s, or call 669 129 2021 or e: twisted_mamas@hotmail.com. The party gets started at 6 p.m.

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

Friday October 19: Erase una vez la novia, a dramatic play in Spanish by the Sabaiba Teatro. It’s free and part of theFestival Cultura Puro Sinaloa and take place at the IMSS theatre, near the Fisherman’s Monument, 8 p.m.

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

Saturday October 20: [Héctor] Ricardo Montaner in concert! This popular Venezuelan-Argentine singer songwriter [he’s sold over 23 million records] with his Latin pop style is coming to the Mazatlan International Centre, MIC. 9:30 p.m. Tickets are on sale – from $620 to $2,520 – 669 989 6060 or www.boletomovil.com.

Tuesday October 23: Cambia tu vida; sculptures by Rodrigo Miguel Martinez Betancourt,  Galeria Rubio [street level, beside the Angela Peralta], 7 p.m, free, everyone is welcome.

Tuesday October 23: Linea y Color Taller de Opera: Maestro Enrique Patrón de Rueda is giving a master class in opera with 10 singers, and Juan Pablo Garcia on the piano. Casa Haas, 7 p.m. $150.

Wednesday October 24: Concierto Mexico Mixto: A concert devoted to popular Mexican songs Casa Haas, 7 p.m. $120.


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

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

Saturday October 27: Los Güeros Poker Run: everyone welcome, starts at noon at Margaritas and travels to four additional bars/ restaurants. $100 entry, please purchase a soft drink, a bottle of water, whatever you wish at each place. Choose your own way – bike, taxi, motorcycle, wheelchair, and walking.

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

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

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

Wednesday October 31: The Tanya Carrum Show and Halloween Party! Wear your catrina costume or the scariest one you have and come join the party at La Catrina. Please make a reservation, 913 2618, as this popular singer almost always sells out. Tanya is launching her season at La Catrina with a Dia de Muertos theme at 6:30 p.m.

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

Friday November 2: Dia De Muertos/Day of the Dead. On November 1, Oscar Blancarte accepts the position of  the new director of Cultura – which is why Dia de Muertos is being celebrated on November 2 and not on November 1 – as November 1 will be a day of inaugurations and various other activities.  One assumes he will follow the traditional parade route, but nothing has been announced yet. There could be some back stage events in the Angela Peralta, but we will have to wait for his agenda and more news on Dia de Muertos. You can count on all the places on the map having altars and paying their respect and celebrating the lives of loved ones. Regardless of what Cultura does or doesn’t do, it’s always and exciting evening to be in Centro and see all the costumes and how people celebrate this night in vary different ways. You’ll find interesting background reading on the history of the Day of the Dead here.

Friday November 9: ArtWalk in Centro!  It’s the 12th annual year and this afternoon artists in Centro open their doors and studios so you can see [or buy] their latest creations. It usually is open from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. but organizers are still confirming time, artists and the map is being printed and will also be online soon. Save the date, as this is a very fun way to experience Centro and new works of art.

Saturday November 10: Sin Norte by Teatro Sin Espacio – theatre without space – there will be music by Los Alegres del Palmito, and actors – a musical history of the north. Outside Pedro y Lola [Plazuela Machado], free with thanks to Festival Cultural Puro Sinaloa, 8 p.m.

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

Wednesday November 14: ArtWalk in the Golden Zone! What a marvellous way to spend a Wednesday afternoon wandering from art stall to art stall along Playa Gaviotas. The artists, designers, photographers, fabric makers, [plus many more] will be at their displays between the Holiday Inn to the Shrimp Factory from 2 p.m. until 6 p.m. You can easily walk it in 20 minutes, or take your time; stop at your favourite restaurant for a drink, a nibble, then shop for some unique gifts. Some restaurants will be displaying art, but it’s mostly on the street. Go with friends – mix, mingle, sip, shop, repeat -for a wonderful Wednesday afternoon delight. Brochures will be distributed in all the GZ cafes, bars during ArtWalk. And you can find them on FB.   

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

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

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

Saturday November 17: Inés – entre cuentos y pasiones – a play in Spanish by Ensamble Liera Teatro & Colectivo Brújula. This follows the life of Sinaloa artist Inés. Casa Haas, 8 p.m., free, part of the Festival Cultural Puro Sinaloa.

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

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

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

Sunday November 25:  El David Aguilar & Leiden: this a well-known talented duo. David Aguilar is from Culiacán and plays rock, pop, hip-hop, really everything. Leiden is a Cuban/Mexican her voice is famous in Latin America. Solo or duo they make beautiful music. Parque Ciudades Hermanas [Zaragoza and the Malecon], 6 p.m., free with thanks to Festival Cultural Puro Sinaloa.

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

Friday December 7: Angeles de sol y luna: Angles of the sun and moon are a creative contemporary dance group, free with thanks to Festival Cultura Puro Sinaloa, in the Parque Ciudades Hermanas, [Zaragoza and the Malecon], 8 p.m.

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

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

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

Monday December 31:  New Years Eve – with parties from Centro to Cerritos – impossible to capture them all, but The Brenster has announced his special concert at La Catrina, $900 includes a three course dinner with choices, all- you- can drink for five hours, party favours and world-class entertainment by The Brenster. Reserve today [only 200 tickets and 180 have already been sold as of October 5] by e mailing: sugheyvg@hotmail.com. That is the e mail for La Catrina’s management. Tanya Carrum will be performing at Water’s Edge.

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

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

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

Sunday January 20: Al Ducharme and Bernadette Pauley.The Mazatlan Comedy Club proudly celebrates its 5th year, bringing you world-class, clean stand-up comedy in the state of the art, The Venado Showroom, Hotel Playa Mazatlan. Welcome back Al and Bernadette! Al thrives on playing to sold-out expat crowds in – Paris, Amsterdam, Hong Kong and Beijiing. He also has loads of film credits and his first comedy dvd “Spineless and Loving it” was produced by National Lampoon. Based in LA he works all the major clubs; from Heineken commercials to comedy festivals he’s one undeniably funny man. Bernadette is awash in high praise from the Huffington Post and the New York Post – “her jokes are among the funniest of 2010… the best of new York City Live comedy.” She co-hosted the tv series “The Gossip Queens” and appeared regularly as a panelist on “The Joy Behar Show.” Between television appearances she headlines colleges, casinos and comedy clubs throughout the US. Tickets for all shows are $700 pesos [cash only] – on sale now –  in the lobby of the Hotel Playa Mazatlan. To reserve on line e mail Marie: concierge@hotel playamazatlan.com. If you are in Mazatlan you can call 913 5320, or if you reside outside of Mexico please call: 01 152 669 989 0555. As always, doors open at 5:30 p.m. and the laughs start at 7 p.m. It all takes place in The Venado showroom and your ticket includes a delicious buffet dinner and an open bar. If you wish more details and bios of the comedians visit http://mazatlancomedyclub.com

Sunday February 3: Super Bowl.

Thursday February 7,Friday February 8 and Saturday February 9: Twisted Mama’s tribute shows are back! Almost always sold out, Mama recommends you buy your tickets now via e : twisted.ticket.booth @gmail.com. Amberley Beatty returns as Patsy Cline, she was a huge hit last year. ” When Amberley Beatty steps on stage, the very spirit, the very soul of one of the greatest singers in the history of pop and country music comes to life as the legendary Patsy Cline…expect to sing along, laugh, and at times be brought to tears by this very special performance.” Tickets are $850 and it includes the show, a buffet dinner and national drinks. Patsy starts at 6 p.m.

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

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

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

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

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

Thursday February 21, Friday February 22, Saturday February 23: Twisted Mama’s tribute shows are back! Almost always sold out, Mama recommends you buy your tickets now via e : twisted.ticket.booth @gmail.com. Will Chalmers returns as Neil Diamond.” Will returns with ” a fabulous vocal match and authentic look of Neil Diamond. Take a trip down memory lane with Crackling Rosie, I’m a Believer and Red Red Wine” Sweet Caroline! Tickets are $850 and it includes the show, a buffet dinner and national drinks. Neil starts at 6 p.m.

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

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

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

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

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

Sunday March 17: St. Patrick’s Day: Tanya Carrum will be performing at Friends Dinner.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

~DAILY MUSIC NOTES~

THE FAIRLY ACCURATE DAILY MUSIC SCHEDULE

Mazatlan doesn’t have four seasons, it has two – the slow simmering summer season, moving into the high season which brings events and holidays such as: Day of the Dead, marathons, Christmas, Carnaval, Moto Week and Semana Santa/Easter. There are approximately 40 school and National holidays during the year which many Mazatlecos observe. The majority of them lead to”bridge holidays”/long weekends resulting in restaurants and bars that spontaneously close or open – always best to double check to avoid disappointment. When you phone ask the restaurant ” a qué hora comienza tu musica? – what time does your music start, as that seems to change too!. All restaurants and bars are listed in The Directory, click here for address, opening hours and phone numbers – it’s fairly accurate! Or if you prefer, check out the venue’s FB page. Many of your groups are on The Bandstand, please click here to listen.

Mondays:  Resaka, [starts Nov.12] Lucky B’s, 7 p.m. Rafael Rodriguez, (easy/mixed), Kelly’s Bar, Pueblo Bonito Emerald Bay, 7:00 p.m.(have a listen) Kannon [r ‘n r have a listen], GusGus GZ, 8:30 p.m.

Tuesdays: Brenster’s Beach Bash, [have a listen, or read Brenster’s profile where you can hear his original jingle]  returns on October 30th.]  Kannon (r ‘n r, have a listen) El Malquerido, 4:30 – 7:30 then GusGus GZ, 8:30 p.m. ZaZ, rock ‘n roll]  Twisted Mama’s [starting Nov. 6], 7 p.m.  Rex,[starts Oct. 30] Lucky B’s, 7 p.m. ♦ Te Para Dos, Vancouver Wings GZ, 9:30 p.m

Wednesdays: Kannon, La Corriente, 2:30 p.m.The Truth and Friends,[various blues musicians change it up every week] Diego’s, 3 p.m.♦ Tanya Carrum, [returns on Oct. 31 for a Halloween Party], 6;30 p.m.♦ Adiccion, [rock ‘n roll],Twisted Mama’s [starting Nov. 7], 7 p.m. ♦ ZaZ, [starts Nov. 7], Lucky B’s, 7 p.m.  Kannon, GusGus GZ, 8:30 p.m. (r ‘n r, have a listen Live music,  Pedro y Lola, 8:30 p.m.  Live music, La Fonda de Chalio, 8:30 p.m KraKen, Diego’s, 8p.m. Los Brownies, Simba Sport Bar, 9:30 p.m.

Thursdays: Noche de Karaoke, La Fábula, 6 p.m The Truth and Friends, [“keeping the blues alive”][starts Nov.8] Twisted Mama’s, 7 p.m. Rafael Rodriquez [easy, have a listen], Kelly’s Bar at Pueblo Bonito Emerald Bay, 7 p.m. Rex [starts Thursday Nov. 15], Lucky B’s, 7 p.m. Te Para Dos, Sirena Cocina Latina, 9 p.m. Live music, La Fonda de Chalio, 9 p.m.♦  KraKen, Simba Sport Bar, 9:30 p.m. Lo que Cantamos Las Mujeres [Heidi Herrera’s band], La Bohemia, 10:30 p.m.

Fridays:  Kannon, Palapa la Tortuga, 3 p.m. – 6 p.m.Noche Mexicana,[ free Mexican fiesta show, mariachi, regional dancers, fireworks!] Aca Los Charros, 5 p.m ZaZ, [starts Nov. 9], Lucky B’s, 7p.m.  Retro, [salsa, cumbia, classic rock ‘ roll], Twisted Mama’s, 7 p.m.Rafael Rodriquez [easy, have a listen], Kelly’s Bar, Pueblo Bonito Emerald Bay, 7 p.m  KraKen Las Flores Hotel, 8:30 p.m.  Live music, La Fonda de Chalio, 8:30 p.m. Everardo Castro [classic Mexican ballads and pop], Los Zarapas, 9 p.m.  Live Music, La Fábula, 9 p.m.  Live music, Barracruda’s ♦ Live music, Coco’s, 9:30 p.m.  Live music Simba Sport Bar, 10 p.m.

Saturdays: KraKen,[ r’nr, have a listen ] La Mona del Astillero, 3 p.m. – 6 p.m., then Café Pacifico 9 p.m. on  Live music,  La Fábula,  6:30 p.m. Adiccion, Twisted Mama’s, 7 p.m.♦ Rex, [starts Nov. 10], Lucky B’s, 7 p.m. ♦ Tanya Carrum [season opener October 27] Water’s Edge, 7 p.m. Son de Tres, La Catrina, 7 p.m.♦ Rafael Rodriquez, [easy, have a listen], Kelly’s Bar at Pueblo Bonito Emerald Bay, 7 p.m. Mr. Rio, 28/veintiocho, 7 p.m. La Rezaka, Cheers, 10 p.m.  ZaZ, Speedy Hot Wings, 9 p.m. Canto Altano (classical Mexican trio, trova, boleros), Casa Loma, 8 p.m KraKen,[have a listen] Las Flores Hotel,8:30 p.m. Grupo Versátil, Los Zarapes, 9 p.m.  Live music Hoy Toca Sport Bar, 9:30 p.m.  Live music, Simba Sport Bar, 9:30 p.m.

Sundays:.Kraken, La Tortuga, 2 p.m. – 6 p.m Rex, Twisted Mama’s, starting Nov. 4], 7 p.m..♦ Rex, Twisted Mama’s [starts Nov. 4], 7 p.m. La Rezaka, 7:30 p.m. Cheers, 10 p.m. Rafael Rodriquez, Heriberto Frias, between Gaia Bistrot and Casa Canobbio, 8 p.m. [have a listenReggae, Diego’s Beach House, 6 p.m. Live music,  Pedro & Lola, 6:30 p.m ♦ Jazz and Blues, La Fábula, 7:30 p.m Live music La Fonda de Chalio, 8:30 p.m. Live music, 28/Veintiocho, 8:30 p.m.  KraKen [have a listen], Diego’s Beach House, 8:30 p.m.  Los Brownies, Hoy Toca Sport Bar, 9:30 p.m.  Te Para Dos, Vancouver Wings GZ, 9:30 p.m. ♦ Alets Malafama, Simba Sport Bar, 9:30 p.m.

~GALLERIES~

Angela Peralta Theatre Galleries: There are two galleries; the upstairs gallery above the theatre is referred to as the Galeria Angela Peralta and hosts revolving shows as does the downstairs in the gallery, Galeria Rubio. Open week days from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. but sometimes can be closed due to private events.

Paulina Ortega

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

Casa Etnika, Sixto Osuna #50, 136 0139, open Monday to Saturday from 10 a.m to 5 p.m. Filled with clothes, toys, handicrafts, original art, glass, jewellery, they have it all.

Centro Cultural Univeristario: it’s on Rosales, between Melchor Ocampo and Leandro Valle. A huge white building, with many rooms, patios and outdoor spaces. The famous Mazatleco artist, Antonio López Saenz has his own exhibit room there, filled with drawings, paintings and a few sculptures. It’s open to the public, Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and is part of the Universidad Autónoma de Sinaloa. It’s a little out of the way but the space and the views of the city are worth seeing as well as Antonio’s wonderful work.

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

Galeria Baupres: HeribertoFrias #1506 – hours vary [maybe 10 a.m. -2 p.m. and then 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.] call 669 113 0941.
Gandarva Bazar, Constitución #616, 136 0665, open Monday to Saturday at 10 a.m.

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

Museo Arqueológico de Mazatlan/MUSAM: During the year this space (indoors and outdoors) hosts many different art exhibits and workshops. Located on Sixto Osuna# 76, kitty corner to Macaws. Closed Mondays, open from 9 a.m. 6 p.m. If you wish to call ahead, 669 981 1455

Museo de Arte: There are three galleries – one collection is in the Sala Antonio López Saenz. Changing exhibits are in both the Sala Roberto Perez Rubio, and Sala Carlos Bueno galleries. Cecilia Sánchez Duarte was appointed the new director in January 2017 and slowly this wonderful space has come alive. [to view Cecilia’s own artwork] [During Semana Santa/Easter/Holy Week and other National holidays] the Museo is open by appointment only – please call 669 163 0248. Due to misuse and disrespect of the bathrooms, they are no longer open to the public. You may wish to read a detailed  profile on the Museo de Arte.

On Now : Photo Exhibition by Rafael Villalua, El Regazo de Delfos, @ Museo de Arte, 7 p.m.,Sala Carlos Bueno.

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

The galleries are open Tuesday to Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Museum is located on Sixto Osuna #71 and Venustiano Carranza, Centro. Call 985 3502 or 981 5592, the phone will be answered in Spanish. [ Cecilia has hosted many videos on Artists Studios, have a look, you’d be surprised by the talent!]

Nidart, Libertad #45, 985 5991, leather masks, ceramics, jewellery, and much, much more. Open Monday to Saturday at 10 a.m. #17 on ArtWalk

Valladolid Gallery: It’s inside the Valladolid College, on Belisario Dominguez #53. Every month there is a different show – it ranges from group art shows, art installations to poetry readings. The gallery is open from Monday to Friday from 9 a.m to 6 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

~MAZATLAN FILM AND THEATER AT EL RECREO~

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