Arts and Entertainment Calendar

Around Town, Daily Music,Galleries and Ongoing.

~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 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. – 7 p.m. and on Saturdays from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. Please call ahead to be sure it’s open – 982 4444 ext. 103. Tickets for Casa Haas must be bought at the box office – 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.  On Friday September 6, the mayor announced that José Angel Tostado Quevedo is the new Director of Cultura. Unfortunately, tickets can still not be purchased online.]

Saturday November 23, Al Son de Mariachi, Director Javier Arcadia has brought together two popular groups to provide  you with an exciting evening of Mexican culture and music: Ballet Folclórico del Instituto de Cultura and Mariachi Continental.  8 p.m., $100 – $200

Friday November 29 and Sunday December 1: El Barbero de Sevilla, Barber of Seville opera or “The Useless Precaution is an opera buffa [Italian comic opera] in two acts by Gioachino Rossini with an Italian libretto by Cesare Sterbini. The libretto was based on Pierre Beaumarchais’s French comedy Le Barbier de Séville.The story follows the escapades of a barber, Figaro, as he assists Count Almaviva in prising the beautiful Rosina away from her lecherous guardian, Dr Bartolo.”  Maestro Enrique Patrón de Rueda conducts the Camerata Mazatlan.  8 p.m. $100-$200

Friday December 6 and Saturday December 7: El Cascaneuces, The Nutcracker Ballet. This seasonal ballet set to Tchaikovsky’s music has always been a Christmas favourite around the world. The Mazatlecos really embrace these performances – parents, aunts, uncles, sisters, brothers, grandparents all attend to watch their relatives perform – be they a twitching mouse or have the starring role of Clara. [if you are not familiar with the ballet…”The story of a young German girl who dreams of a Nutcracker Prince and his fierce battle against a Mouse King with seven heads. It is Christmas Eve 1830, in the home of a European city official, President Stahlbaum. He and his wife and children, Clara and Fritz, welcome their guests to the annual Christmas party…” ] 8 p.m. $100-$200 [this always sells out early – hola extended Mexican families!]

Wednesday December 11 and Thursday December 12: En Algún Lugar: Victor Ruiz co-director of Delfos, has created a contemporary dance performance especially for children. Delfos’ outreach program takes older dancers into the poorer communities and shows them through dance how they can achieve better communication, harmony and often problem solving with neighbours. Over the past 10 years dance has shown many of these people a way, a light, an alternative to being a victim. Victor has taken all these experiences and hopes to give the children in the audience, well, hope through dance. 10 a.m. free with ticket.

Friday December 20 and Saturday December 21: La Gala Navideña, The Annual Christmas Concert  Nothing says Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays like Mazatlan’s annual concert – it’s always full of surprises – elves swinging from the balconies, Santa doing an Elvis number – but we do know the talented volunteers from the Angela Peralta Choral group will be on stage,[you may enjoy an short article on what it takes to be a member of the choir] as well as tenors Carlos Osuna, and Adán Pérez [both home for the holidays] plus Carla Muñoz, Georgina Valdez, Jesús Medina, Radha Murillo, Patricia Pérez and Fernando Martinez. $150 – $250, AND Sunday December 22, 7:30 p.m., $150-$250

Sunday January 5: Maestro Gordon Campbell’s 2020 Concert Series: Seeger A tribute with the words and music of Pete Seeger (Tributo a la poesía y música de Pete Seeger)  Written and performed by the talented Randy Noojin. Noon, $350. Tickets go on sale December 2.

Sunday January 12: Maestro Gordon Campbell’s 2020 Concert Series: The Best of Bach “Magnificat” and the Coro de la Comunidad de Culiacán [often 200 choir members!] and the Camerata Campbell. Noon, $350. Tickets go on sale December 2.

Sunday January 19:  Maestro Gordon Campbell’s 2020 Concert Series: Mozart and His Women (Mozart y sus mujeres a través de sus cartas) featuring narrator Angélica Aragón and soprano Perla Orrantia plus the Camerata Campbell. Noon, $350. Tickets go on sale December 2.

Sunday January 26: Maestro Gordon Campbell’s 2020 Concert Series: Dvorák American Quartet/Marketo Quartet.Noon, $350. Tickets go on sale December 2.

Sunday February 9: Maestro Gordon Campbell’s 2020 Concert Series: The Internationally Acclaimed Corky Siegel sings the Blues. Noon, $400. Tickets go on sale December 2.

Sunday March 1: Maestro Gordon Campbell’s 2020 Concert Series: Father and Son, Gordon y Alexander Campbell (Padre e hijo) The Maestro become very emotional when he announced this concert – a dream come true. The son Alexander plays the violin and papa/Maestro plays the coronet wtwith Laura Hauer on the piano. Noon, $350. Tickets go on sale December 2.

Sunday March 8: Maestro Gordon Campbell’s 2020 Concert Series: The romantic music of America featuring La Rondalla de Culiacan. Noon, $350. Tickets go on sale December 2.

Sunday March 15: Maestro Gordon Campbell’s 2020 Concert Series: Looking out for Number 1 [“Symphony no.1 and Piano Concerto no.1 by Beethoven] with Camerata Campbell, Sinfonietta Juventus and Elias Manzo on the piano. Noon, $350. Tickets go on sale December 2.

~Around Town~

Tuesday November 19: Santana Tribute Show with Santamaz @ La Bohemia: Rob Lamonica has arranged for the three artists from the #1 US Santana Tribute Show, Santanaways, to entertain you right here in Mazatlan, in Centro! Benito is on the guitar, Barry is on the bass and the “world famous” percussionist Charlie Chavez. Adding to this dynamic show will be Rob Lamonica, Omar, Nacho and Alan – also on percussion – “it’s a really big project” says Lamonica and “we have a ton of fun.”  6:30 p.m., $150 cover.Reservations recommended, 136 0866.

Wednesday November 20:Santana Tribute Show with Santamaz @ La Mona del Astillero: Rob Lamonica has arranged for the three artists from the #1US Santana Tribute Show, Santanaways, to entertain you right here in Mazatlan, in Centro! Benito is on the guitar, Barry is on the bass and the “world famous” percussionist Charlie Chavez. Adding to this dynamic show will be Rob Lamonica, Omar, Nacho and Alan – also on percussion – “it’s a really big project” says Lamonica and “we have a ton of fun.”  7 p.m.,$150 cover. Reservations recommended, 669 981 5610.

Thursday November 21: BBQ & Beer Fest @ Diegos: it’s the annual all-you-can-eat for $199 [fish and chips, wings, bbq ribs] fest with Diego’s house bands [The Truth, The Bandits, KraKen] providing all their great music. Noon to 6 p.m.

Thursday November 21: ArtWalk returns to the Golden Zone! Once again, Av. Playa Gaviotas comes alive with artists who are displaying [and selling] photography, ceramics, jewellery, paintings and so much more. From noon until 4 p.m. “The Shopping and Dining District” on Playa Gaviotas also becomes a lively street art festival. It’s an afternoon delight – meet your friends, stop to have a cocktail, sample some food and perhaps buy a bauble or two! You’ll discover Oaxaca handmade items in Mazatlan4Sale [and while you are there, be sure to buy your margarita hand painted jarrito – 100% of the proceeds go the Back-to-Back Charity, drinking has never felt so good!] fascinating art at Casa Maya, and on it goes with the promise of over 30 artists.

Thursday November 21: The Decadette’s!  rock the house with songs of the 60s, La Juana. $250, 7 p.m. Let’s get this party started! https://www.facebook.com/decadettes/paypal.me/thedecadettes for tickets.

Thursday November 21: Guitar Recital with Felipe Celis, Museo de Arte, 8 p.m., $150 [Museo de Arte is located on Venustanio Carranza and Sixto Osuna]

Friday November 22: Book reading @ El Recreo/Mazatlan Film & Theatre, 3 p.m. – 5 p.m., $50, reservations essential: ticketbooking.mfandt@gmail.com or online at: http://mazact.com. Janet Blaser presents her book, Why we Left: An Anthology of American Women Expats and several of the contributors will be live and in person reading from their chapters.“This book is full of practical, humourous and encouraging words of wisdom from 27 women who moved to Mexico and couldn’t be happier.” Janet moved to Mazatlan 14 years ago, where she founded an organic farmer’s market and published M! Magazine, an English monthly publication. Her book is available in paperback and on Amazon and Janet will have copies for sale at El Recreo. [located in Centro on Constitución #209.]

Friday November 22: The Magic of Black and White: photography collective – Alwin Van Der Heiden, Marcopolo Amarillas, Lucila Santiago, Chirstian Lizarrága, Dianne Hofner Saphier – @ Baupres Gallery, 6:30 p.m. [,on Heriberto Frias, across from Héctor’s Bistro, beside Casa Haas]

Friday November 22: Concert, Espejos de Humo, with Raúl Buelna, @ Museo de Arte, 7 p.m., $100, in the courtyard.”Greetings! It is a pleasure to invite you to this native-Electronic concert, with music by your server, where you can appreciate a combination of electronic sounds, and pre-Hispanic instruments, such as mud flutes, ocarinas [ancient musical instrument] and whistles among others.” [Museo is located on Venustanio Carranza and Sixto Osuna]

Monday November 25: Rock and Roll Charity Event @ La Catrina,6 p.m. for New Beginnings: “Beach Seekers is playing good old rock and roll dance music at La Catrina for a charity event in support of New Beginnings Women’s Facility. It is a home for abused girls and women, a half way house for those recovering from substance abuse, and a home for young women without families who need job skills. They need many items in this facility such as money to pay the light bill; and food products to help their daily needs such as dried pasta, fresh chicken (a cooler will be at the event), dried beans and lentils, tinned tuna in oil, rice, and soap for bathing. We hope everyone will donate.” Please reserve, 669 913 2618. [ there is no cover charge, just please donate what you can – New Beginnings currently has an outstanding light bill, CFE, for 14,000mx – every little peso will certainly help.]

 

Monday November 25: Cats! You know the story, you know the music, perhaps you’d enjoy this Spanish version. Pop singer Yuri stars as Grizabella. MIC [Mazatlan International Centre] 6 p.m., 9 p.m. tickets available at: www.boletomovil.com, call 669 989 6060, 669 262 5253.

Tuesday November 26: Rob Lamonica and Friends feature Lola Parks along with house band RIO @ La Bohemia, 6:30 p.m. Lola headed south from Victoria, British Columbia and here’s what people are saying. “Boho chic SOUL FOLK carried by dangerous lyrics, hypnotic grooves and a seductive voice. Lola Parks has been turning heads for years. A multi-award winner, including “Most Outstanding Musicianship” and “Female Songwriter of the Year…
Adjectives used to describe Parks’ music include evocative, dangerous, sultry, organic, natural, jazz-infused, smooth, soulful, genuine, honest and fun
Sounds like: Ellie Goulding, Alessia Cara, Norah Jones, Bonnie Raitt, Sara Bareilles, Colbie Caillat, Asa, Grace Potter, Bonnie Raitt, Morcheeba, Brandi Carlile, Ani Difranco, PJ Harvey, Natalie Merchant.” $150 cover, reservations recommended, 136 0866

Wednesday November 27: Rob Lamonica and Friends feature Lola Parks along with house band RIO @ La Mona del Astillero, 7 p.m. Lola headed south from Victoria, British Columbia and here’s what people are saying. “Boho chic SOUL FOLK carried by dangerous lyrics, hypnotic grooves and a seductive voice. Lola Parks has been turning heads for years. A multi-award winner, including “Most Outstanding Musicianship” and “Female Songwriter of the Year…
Adjectives used to describe Parks’ music include evocative, dangerous, sultry, organic, natural, jazz-infused, smooth, soulful, genuine, honest and fun
Sounds like: Ellie Goulding, Alessia Cara, Norah Jones, Bonnie Raitt, Sara Bareilles, Colbie Caillat, Asa, Grace Potter, Bonnie Raitt, Morcheeba, Brandi Carlile, Ani Difranco, PJ Harvey, Natalie Merchant.” $150 cover, reservations recommended, 669 981 5610

Thursday November 28: American Thanksgiving: special celebrations and delicious dinners from Cerritos to Centro. Twisted Mama’s, La Olivia[ $650 pp, roasted sweet potato salad, bacon corn bread, traditional turkey dinner, pumpkin brûlée or pecan pie, please reserve, 669 985 0642], Macaws, Friend’s Diner, Gaia Bistrot [$520 pp – full harvest salad, traditional roasted turkey dinner, pumpkin pie, please reserve 112, 2525] and there are many more…

Thursday November 28: Guitar Recital with Lucas Correia @ Museo de Arte, 8 p.m. $150,[Museo de Arte, Venustanio Carranza and Sixto Osuna].

Friday November 29: Rob Lamonica and Friends feature Lola Parks along with house band RIO @ Diego’s Beach House noon. Lola headed south from Victoria, British Columbia and here’s what people are saying. “Boho chic SOUL FOLK carried by dangerous lyrics, hypnotic grooves and a seductive voice. Lola Parks has been turning heads for years. A multi-award winner, including “Most Outstanding Musicianship” and “Female Songwriter of the Year…
Adjectives used to describe Parks’ music include evocative, dangerous, sultry, organic, natural, jazz-infused, smooth, soulful, genuine, honest and fun
Sounds like: Ellie Goulding, Alessia Cara, Norah Jones, Bonnie Raitt, Sara Bareilles, Colbie Caillat, Asa, Grace Potter, Bonnie Raitt, Morcheeba, Brandi Carlile, Ani Difranco, PJ Harvey, Natalie Merchant.” $150 cover.

Friday November 29: Amanda & Diego with the Mariachi Orchestra: MIC [Mazatlan International Centre] 9 p.m. tickets available at: www.boletomovil.com, call 669 989 6060, 669 262 5253.

Thursday November 28: Tribute to Red Hot Chilli Peppers by The Maverick’s Band, Life en Español GZ, 10 p.m.

Saturday November 30: Piano Recital, Mexico de mis recuerdes, Museo de Arte in the Roberto Pérez Rubio Salon, 7 p.m. [Museo is located on Venustanio Carranza and Sixto Osuna], price tbc.

Saturday November 30: Tenor Oscar Gómez’s tribute to José José, @ Belisario, $270 [includes show, dinner and one drink] 9 p.m. call to reserve 668 3515.

Saturday November 30: Adiccion’s tribute to the German band, Rammstein, Dugout Sport Bar, 9 p.m., $100

Saturday November 30 and Sunday December 1: Pacific Marathon/Gran Maraton Pacifico. It’s rated as one of the top ten marathons in the world due to our landscape and climate. Running routes have not been established but expect road closures and detours. Usually there is an amazing fire works displays at 8 p.m.on Saturday. Some years it’s on the Malecon, last year it was inland at Parque Central, all tbd.

Wednesday December 4: 20th Anniversary Gala Party Friends of Mexico: @ Twisted Mama’s. For full details e mail: president@friendsofmexicoac.org or phone Wendy de Graaf, 669 446 0236. Price per ticket is $550 and the evening starts at 6 p.m. Perhaps you’d enjoy a profile on Wendy and all the great contributions Friends of Mexico devotes its time to.

Thursday December 5: Totally Tami’s Christmas Fashion Show @ Los Zarapes Restaurant, $300 per ticket which benefits Rancho de los Niños. The annual event is always a sell-out and doors open at 9 a.m., event starts at 11 a.m. Your ticket includes: lunch, bingo, entertainment, fashion show, door prizes, and vendors selling shoes purses etc. etc. Tickets available after 4 p.m. at Las Zarapes, or from Helga: 669 988 0184; Tami: 316 304 9249; Holly: 669 441 6301.

Thursday December 5: Guitar Recital with Emmanuel Sowicz @ Museo de Arte, 8 p.m., $150, [Museo de Arte is located on Venustanio Carranza and Sixto Osuna.]

Friday December 6: Rob Lamonica and Friends Concert Series + RIO feature the children from the Salvation Army – costume changes, holiday music, traditional Mexican music – these children love to entertain during the holiday season, donations are most welcome. Diego’s Beach House, 3 p.m.

Friday December 6: The 14th Annual ArtWalk in Centro! Every year people look forward to meeting and greeting artists and being invited inside their art studios. As always, it’s in Centro, from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. and you can easily walk from gallery to gallery. Or split it up and have a drink in your favourite bar. The artists are thrilled to meet you,[as many as 40 artists, 28 galleries] but there is never any pressure to buy. You’ll see all types of media – oil, acrylic, water colours, photography, sculptures, jewellery, local crafts – it’s all about the art and an easy walk – and meeting friends along the way and getting to know our resident artists. Printed maps listing all the galleries are available throughout Centro or please read online.

Friday December 6: Gaia Bistrot cordially invites you to its first art show of the season, on Friday December 6, at 4 p.m. We are thrilled to present Lenny Wollitz’s solo debut photography show – Corazón de Mazatlán. This is a joyous exhibit as Lenny displays his affection and respect for the people and culture of Mazatlan. Please join us for welcome cocktails and canapés that will be available from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m and say hello Lenny – his lens certainly captures the very heart of Mazatlan. [Gaia Bistrot is located in the heart of the Machado, on Heriberto Frias and Sixto Osuna and is open Mondays to Saturdays at noon and on Sundays at 1 p.m. For reservations call, 112 2525.]

Friday December 6: Encendido de Luz; the Christmas lights turn on the Plazuela Machado: at 7 p.m. the square is turned into a Christmas fairly land. Always so pretty and always the decorations are a surprise. This ceremony ushers in the holiday spirit and families smile the evening away. Plazuela Machado, 7 p.m.

Friday December 13: Alika is @ Diego’s Beach House, 8 p.m.

Sunday December 15: Maureen Langan and Bobby Tessel are at the Mazatlan Comedy Club. It’s season six and the laughs just keep getting bigger and better every year. Cheryl Gaudet and her team at Playa Mazatlan have created another hilarious season for you in the Venado Salon.Jerry Stiller says “Maureen is to comedy what James Brown was to soul.” She’s an award-winning standup comic and radio talk show host known for her quick wit and honest rants on life’s absurdities. Bobby doesn’t boast about it, but he’s one of the few comedians to appear on both The Late Show with David Letterman and The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. Thirty years of experience brought four “yes” votes from the judges on American’s got Talent. How lucky are we to see “the most like-able comic” here in Mazatlan. Tickets are on sale now, please reserve via e mail with Ana Ramos: website@hotelplayamazatlan.com, or call 989 0555, or outside of Mexico call, 01 152 669 989 0555. Tickets this season are $700 pesos which include the delicious buffet that the Playa always serves up, an open bar, and of course, the comedy show. Doors open at 5:30 the laughs begin at 7 p.m. [Hotel Playa Mazatlan is located in the Golden Zone on Av. Playa Gaviotas #202, lots of parking, handicap accessible.]

Sunday December 15: Una Estrella de Navidad – the star of Christmas is a joyful combination of music, arias, even comedic performances, and lots of Christmas music to warm your heart. Enrique Patrón de Rueda is directing this extravaganza so expect the very best and many special guests. Plazuela República, 7 p.m. free.

Tuesday December 17: Rob Lamonica and Friends Concert Series + RIO feature the children from the Salvation Army – costume changes, holiday music, traditional Mexican music – these children love to entertain during the holiday season, donations are most welcome. Following their performance, Rob and RIO will play Christmas songs, Macaws, 4:30 p.m.

Wednesday December 18: Rob Lamonica and Friends Concert Series + RIO feature the children from the Salvation Army – costume changes, holiday music, traditional Mexican music – these children love to entertain during the holiday season, donations are most welcome.  La Mona in Centro, 7 p.m.

Thursday December 19: ArtWalk in the Golden Zone! Once again, Av. Playa Gaviotas comes alive with artists who are displaying [and selling] photography, ceramics, jewellery, paintings and so much more. From noon until 4 p.m. “The Shopping and Dining District” on Playa Gaviotas also becomes a lively street art festival. It’s an afternoon delight – meet your friends, stop to have a cocktail, sample some food and perhaps buy a bauble or two! You’ll discover Oaxaca handmade items in Mazatlan4Sale [and while you are there, be sure to buy your margarita hand painted jarrito – 100% of the proceeds go the Back-to-Back Charity, drinking has never felt so good!] fascinating art at Casa Maya, and on it goes with the promise of over 30 artists.

 Saturday December 21:   Los Güeros Poker Run, starts at noon, followed by four other bars/restaurants. As always, everyone is welcome – bikes, motorcycles, skateboards, taxis, cars, wheelchairs, walking, do it YOUR way – $100 entry and a purchase at each establishment is a must for a roll of the dice – a bottle of water will do it, or something stronger if you desire. Help support the host restaurants, plus there’s a 50/50 raffle.

Monday December 23: Festejando en Navidad: Mexicans love to celebrate Christmas and Cultura is spreading that Christmas cheer with a free event – many musicians, dancers, artists ++ will perform – all created to bring joy to Mexican families. Plazuela Machado, 7:30 p.m.

Tuesday December 31: Festejo de Fin de Año: New Year’s Eve on Olas Altas – join the party on the Malecon and ring in the new year overlooking the Pacific. Last year tables and chairs were provided [for a small fee] and people brought their food, more details to come.

Tuesday December 31: New Year’s Eve: celebrations from Centro to Cerritos and beyond. It’s never too early to book the Brenster at La Catrina [only 200 tickets, it sells out every year]; this year it costs $975 pesos and that includes a choice of three different entrees, all-you-can-drink, party favours, midnight champagne and the Brenster’s show – the award-winning singer/songwriter will perform new songs from 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 p.m. To reserve stop by La Catrina or e mail: sugheyvg@hotmail.com. Reservations must be made and paid for by December 10. Practically sold out…

Friday January 3: The 14th Annual ArtWalk in Centro! Every year people look forward to meeting and greeting artists and being invited inside their art studios. As always, it’s in Centro, from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. and you can easily walk from gallery to gallery. Or split it up and have a drink in your favourite bar. The artists are thrilled to meet you,[as many as 40 artists, 28 galleries] but there is never any pressure to buy. You’ll see all types of media – oil, acrylic, water colours, photography, sculptures, jewellery, local crafts – it’s all about the art and an easy walk – and meeting friends along the way and getting to know our resident artists. Printed maps listing all the galleries are available throughout Centro or please read online.

Wednesday January 8 and Thursday January 9: Twisted Mama’s Tribute Show – featuring John Fogerty, starring Jeff Brewer. Tribute shows have never been more popular and Cindy and her team have worked hard to bring you the very best. Tickets are $850 and included a tasty buffet, open bar and of course, the show – the bar opens at 5:45 p.m. There are package deals being offered – so to reserve and ask about a possible savings, it’s best to e mail Ocean at: twisted.ticket.booth@gmail.com

Friday January 10: Tribute to Zoë by Maverik’s Band, La Juana, 9 p.m., $100 cover

Thursday January 16: ArtWalk in the Golden Zone! Once again, Av. Playa Gaviotas comes alive with artists who are displaying [and selling] photography, ceramics, jewellery, paintings and so much more. From noon until 4 p.m. “The Shopping and Dining District” on Playa Gaviotas also becomes a lively street art festival. It’s an afternoon delight – meet your friends, stop to have a cocktail, sample some food and perhaps buy a bauble or two! You’ll discover Oaxaca handmade items in Mazatlan4Sale [and while you are there, be sure to buy your margarita hand painted jarrito – 100% of the proceeds go the Back-to-Back Charity, drinking has never felt so good!] fascinating art at Casa Maya, and on it goes with the promise of over 30 artists.

Saturday January 18: Los Güeros Poker Run, starts at noon, followed by four other bars/restaurants. As always, everyone is welcome – bikes, motorcycles, skateboards, taxis, cars, wheelchairs, walking, do it YOUR way – $100 entry and a purchase at each establishment is a must for a roll of the dice – a bottle of water will do it, or something stronger if you desire. Help support the host restaurants, plus there’s a 50/50 raffle.alert]

Sunday January 19: Jeff Capri and Julie Kidd are at the Mazatlan Comedy Club.It’s season six and the laughs just keep getting bigger and better every year. Cheryl Gaudet and her team at Playa Mazatlan have created another hilarious season for you in the Venado Salon. This is a return engagement for Jeff. With over 18 years of experience Capri “has sparkling takes on pop -culture, political twists”…the Los Angeles Times calls him “consistently fun, spontaneous, smart and witty”.Just ask Ellen DeGeneres, Joy Behar and Bill Burr, they’ve all worked with Jeff. Julie Kidd was recently crowned the Hilarious Housewife on The View. Besides standup; Julie is involved in a musical [Single Mom] and has written a cookbook, Time for a Quickie. Julie was/is also a tap dancer, so get ready for a loving, funny look at life and children.Tickets go on now, please reserve via e mail with Ana Ramos: website@hotelplayamazatlan.com, or call 989 0555, or outside of Mexico call, 01 152 669 989 0555. Tickets this season are $700 pesos which include the delicious buffet that the Playa always serves up, an open bar, and of course, the comedy show. Doors open at 5:30 the laughs begin at 7 p.m. [Hotel Playa Mazatlan is located in the Golden Zone on Av. Playa Gaviotas #202, lots of parking, handicap accessible.] [/alert]

Wednesday January 22, Thursday January 23 and Friday January 24: Twisted Mama’s Tribute show – featuring Soul Brothers starring Chris and Geoff Dahl.Tribute shows have never been more popular and Cindy and her team have worked hard to bring you the very best. Tickets are $850 and included a tasty buffet, open bar and of course, the show – the bar opens at 5:45 p.m. There are package deals being offered – so to reserve and ask about a possible savings, it’s best to e mail Ocean at: twisted.ticket.booth@gmail.com

Monday January 27: Mazatlan Rocks the Beach Returns! It really never left because people can’t get enough of the rock n’roll line-up that Simon Lynds offers you – so many great local bands at one low price. Save the dates, still at Sumbawa. [Simon Lynds is the founder, creator and organizer of this popular event and he’s busy talking to and negotiating with bands that will rock you.]

Wednesday January 29, Thursday January 30 and Friday January 31: Twisted Mama’s Tribute show – featuring The Eagles starring The Danckert Jones. Tribute shows have never been more popular and Cindy and her team have worked hard to bring you the very best. People say this duo is “the definitive California sound…vocals and guitar playing that are right on the money.”Tickets are $850 and included a tasty buffet, open bar and of course, the show – the bar opens at 5:45 p.m. There are package deals being offered – so to reserve and ask about a possible savings, it’s best to e mail Ocean at: twisted.ticket.booth@gmail.com

Sunday February 2: Maestro Gordon Campbell’s 2020 Concert Series: Wind Music of Mozart Gran Partita featuring Sinfonietta Juventus, Casa Hass, two shows, noon and 5 p.m. $350 [please remember even though the performance is at Casa Haas, you must buy your ticket at the Angela Peralta box office.] Tickets go on sale December 2.

Friday February 7: The 14th Annual ArtWalk in Centro! Every year people look forward to meeting and greeting artists and being invited inside their art studios. As always, it’s in Centro, from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. and you can easily walk from gallery to gallery. Or split it up and have a drink in your favourite bar. The artists are thrilled to meet you,[as many as 40 artists, 28 galleries] but there is never any pressure to buy. You’ll see all types of media – oil, acrylic, water colours, photography, sculptures, jewellery, local crafts – it’s all about the art and an easy walk – and meeting friends along the way and getting to know our resident artists. Printed maps listing all the galleries are available throughout Centro or please read online.

Friday February 7 and Saturday February 8: Second Annual Wine Festival/Segundo Festival del Noroeste de Vinos. Once again, organizer Justo Molachino has gathered together many of the best wine merchants and wineries of Mexico. This two day wine fest takes place at the Museo de Arte [on Venustiano Carranza and Sixto Osuna] from noon until 8 p.m. Although the tasting starts at noon, it’s best to arrive around around 1:30 or 2 p.m. so merchants can chill their wine and open their reds to breath. Entry fee is $300 or $200 for the two days and you can buy tickets at the door of the Museo. You’ll be given the option of a plastic tasting glass for $50 or “real” stemware for $100 that you carry with you from booth to booth. There are proper “spitting/spilling” buckets throughout the space as well as a cheese table; probably ideal to have a bite to eat before you sample all the wonderful wines – there could be more than 25 booths. If you fancy a certain wine you can buy a bottle at the back of the Museo in its conference room. Please have pesos ready, credit cards are not accepted. It was the opinion of many tasters last year that the winners were the wines from Chihuahua, but who knows which will be your favourites this year? It’s a beautifully organized wine festival complete with musical entertainment. Salud!

Wednesday February 12, Thursday February 13 and Friday February 14: Twisted Mama’s Tribute show – featuring The Rocket Man starring Jeffery Scott.Tribute shows have never been more popular and Cindy and her team have worked hard to bring you the very best. Tickets are $850 and included a tasty buffet, open bar and of course, the show – the bar opens at 5:45 p.m. There are package deals being offered – so to reserve and ask about a possible savings, it’s best to e mail Ocean at: twisted.ticket.booth@gmail.com

Saturday February 15: Los Güeros Poker Run, starts at noon, followed by four other bars/restaurants. As always, everyone is welcome – bikes, motorcycles, skateboards, taxis, cars, wheelchairs, walking, do it YOUR way – $100 entry and a purchase at each establishment is a must for a roll of the dice – a bottle of water will do it, or something stronger if you desire. Help support the host restaurants, plus there’s a 50/50 raffle.

Sunday February 16: Maestro Gordon Campbell’s 2020 Concert Series: Three Centuries of Chamber Music featuring Sinfonietta Juventus. Casa Haas, two shows, noon and 5 p.m. $350. [please remember even though the performance is at Casa Haas, you must buy your ticket at the Angela Peralta box office.] Tickets go on sale December 2.

Sunday February 16: Corny Rempel, aka ELVIS, is back and in the house at the Mazatlan Comedy Club.It’s season six and the laughs just keep getting bigger and better every year. Cheryl Gaudet and her team at Playa Mazatlan have created another hilarious season for you in the Venado Salon. Corny’s fans never tire of his first-class performance and his show usually sells out VERY fast – reserve soon because Corny continues to wow the audience. Let’s face it, one can never get enough of Elvis! Tickets are on sale now, please reserve via e mail with Ana Ramos: website@hotelplayamazatlan.com, or call 989 0555, or outside of Mexico call, 01 152 669 989 0555. Tickets this season are $700 pesos which include the delicious buffet that the Playa always serves up, an open bar, and of course, the comedy show. Doors open at 5:30 the laughs begin at 7 p.m. [Hotel Playa Mazatlan is located in the Golden Zone on Av. Playa Gaviotas #202, lots of parking, handicap accessible.]

Thursday February 20:ArtWalk in the Golden Zone! Once again, Av. Playa Gaviotas comes alive with artists who are displaying [and selling] photography, ceramics, jewellery, paintings and so much more. From noon until 4 p.m. “The Shopping and Dining District” on Playa Gaviotas also becomes a lively street art festival. It’s an afternoon delight – meet your friends, stop to have a cocktail, sample some food and perhaps buy a bauble or two! You’ll discover Oaxaca handmade items in Mazatlan4Sale [and while you are there, be sure to buy your margarita hand painted jarrito – 100% of the proceeds go the Back-to-Back Charity, drinking has never felt so good!] fascinating art at Casa Maya, and on it goes with the promise of over 30 artists.

Thursday February 20 – Tuesday February 25: Carnaval, 2020! Here are some early details for your budgeting and planning purposes. The theme for 2020 was announced on October 12: “Somos América: Pasión, Alegria y Esperanza” – we are America, passion, joy [happiness] and hope.

Thursday February 27 and Friday February 28: Twisted Mama’s Tribute show – featuring Shania Twain starring Annette Lafond.Tribute shows have never been more popular and Cindy and her team have worked hard to bring you the very best. Tickets are $850 and included a tasty buffet, open bar and of course, the show – the bar opens at 5:45 p.m. There are package deals being offered – so to reserve and ask about a possible savings, it’s best to e mail Ocean at: twisted.ticket.booth@gmail.com

Monday March 2: Mazatlan Rocks the Beach Returns!  It really never left because people can’t get enough of the rock n’roll line-up that Simon Lynds offers you – so many great local bands at one low price. Save the dates, still at Sumbawa. [Simon Lynds is the founder, creator and organizer of this popular event and he’s busy talking to and negotiating with bands that will rock you.]

Friday March 6: The 14th Annual ArtWalk in Centro! Every year people look forward to meeting and greeting artists and being invited inside their art studios. As always, it’s in Centro, from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. and you can easily walk from gallery to gallery. Or split it up and have a drink in your favourite bar. The artists are thrilled to meet you,[as many as 40 artists, 28 galleries] but there is never any pressure to buy. You’ll see all types of media – oil, acrylic, water colours, photography, sculptures, jewellery, local crafts – it’s all about the art and an easy walk – and meeting friends along the way and getting to know our resident artists. Printed maps listing all the galleries are available throughout Centro or please read online.

Friday March 6, Saturday March 7, and Sunday March 8: The Second Annual San Francisco Quilt Shop Festival/Art Craft and Quilt Festival/ International Quilt Festival!  Call it what you will, last year’s festival was a great success and this year promises to be bigger and better. It takes place in Venados baseball stadium – lots of parking, handicap accessible, and a wonderful space to display all the gorgeous quilts that Linda Hannawalt and her team [plus invited guests] will be displaying. Many will be for sale too. Save the dates!

Wednesday March 11 and Thursday March 12: Twisted Mama’s Tribute show – featuring Elvis 1956 starring Matt Cage.Tribute shows have never been more popular and Cindy and her team have worked hard to bring you the very best. Tickets are $850 and included a tasty buffet, open bar and of course, the show – the bar opens at 5:45 p.m. There are package deals being offered – so to reserve and ask about a possible savings, it’s best to e mail Ocean at: twisted.ticket.booth@gmail.com

Saturday March 14: Los Güeros Poker Run, starts at noon, followed by four other bars/restaurants. As always, everyone is welcome – bikes, motorcycles, skateboards, taxis, cars, wheelchairs, walking, do it YOUR way – $100 entry and a purchase at each establishment is a must for a roll of the dice – a bottle of water will do it, or something stronger if you desire. Help support the host restaurants, plus there’s a 50/50 raffle.

Sunday March 15: Michael Mancini and Christine Little are at the Mazatlan Comedy Club. It’s season six and the laughs just keep getting bigger and better every year. Cheryl Gaudet and her team at Playa Mazatlan have created another hilarious season for you in the Venado Salon. Our favourite ex-cop returns to Comedy Club stage; Michael Mancini is billed as the “world’s funniest cop.” With a background in law enforcement Michaels serves up a high energy, action packed show full of real life experience.”If you want a hug …call a fireman.” Christine Little says [from Voyage LA] ” … I would describe my comedy as easy-going, animated, and authentic. I’m playful with an edge. I’m pretty silly, but can say things that catch you off-guard. I’m not sure how other people would describe it, hopefully as “funny” “. Comedy festivals all over the US keep asking her to perform so her assessment must be true! Tickets are on sale now, please reserve via e mail with Ana Ramos: website@hotelplayamazatlan.com, or call 989 0555, or outside of Mexico call, 01 152 669 989 0555. Tickets this season are $700 pesos which include the delicious buffet that the Playa always serves up, an open bar, and of course, the comedy show. Doors open at 5:30 the laughs begin at 7 p.m. [Hotel Playa Mazatlan is located in the Golden Zone on Av. Playa Gaviotas #202, lots of parking, handicap accessible.]

Thursday March 19: ArtWalk in the Golden Zone! Once again, Av. Playa Gaviotas comes alive with artists who are displaying [and selling] photography, ceramics, jewellery, paintings and so much more. From noon until 4 p.m. “The Shopping and Dining District” on Playa Gaviotas also becomes a lively street art festival. It’s an afternoon delight – meet your friends, stop to have a cocktail, sample some food and perhaps buy a bauble or two! You’ll discover Oaxaca handmade items in Mazatlan4Sale [and while you are there, be sure to buy your margarita hand painted jarrito – 100% of the proceeds go the Back-to-Back Charity, drinking has never felt so good!] fascinating art at Casa Maya, and on it goes with the promise of over 30 artists.

Thursday March 19 and Friday March 20: Twisted Mama’s Tribute show – featuring ABBA starring Jackie and Adrianne.Tribute shows have never been more popular and Cindy and her team have worked hard to bring you the very best. Tickets are $850 and included a tasty buffet, open bar and of course, the show – the bar opens at 5:45 p.m. There are package deals being offered – so to reserve and ask about a possible savings, it’s best to e mail Ocean at: twisted.ticket.booth@gmail.com

Friday April 3: The 14th Annual ArtWalk in Centro! Every year people look forward to meeting and greeting artists and being invited inside their art studios. As always, it’s in Centro, from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. and you can easily walk from gallery to gallery. Or split it up and have a drink in your favourite bar. The artists are thrilled to meet you,[as many as 40 artists, 28 galleries] but there is never any pressure to buy. You’ll see all types of media – oil, acrylic, water colours, photography, sculptures, jewellery, local crafts – it’s all about the art and an easy walk – and meeting friends along the way and getting to know our resident artists. Printed maps listing all the galleries are available throughout Centro or please read online.

Saturday April 9: Los Güeros Poker Run, starts at noon, followed by four other bars/restaurants. As always, everyone is welcome – bikes, motorcycles, skateboards, taxis, cars, wheelchairs, walking, do it YOUR way – $100 entry and a purchase at each establishment is a must for a roll of the dice – a bottle of water will do it, or something stronger if you desire. Help support the host restaurants, plus there’s a 50/50 raffle.

Thursday April 16:ArtWalk in the Golden Zone! Once again, Av. Playa Gaviotas comes alive with artists who are displaying [and selling] photography, ceramics, jewellery, paintings and so much more. From noon until 4 p.m. “The Shopping and Dining District” on Playa Gaviotas also becomes a lively street art festival. It’s an afternoon delight – meet your friends, stop to have a cocktail, sample some food and perhaps buy a bauble or two! You’ll discover Oaxaca handmade items in Mazatlan4Sale [and while you are there, be sure to buy your margarita hand painted jarrito – 100% of the proceeds go the Back-to-Back Charity, drinking has never felt so good!] fascinating art at Casa Maya, and on it goes with the promise of over 30 artists.

~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!. Most of the 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:  Wingin’ It [Rob Lamonica, Lori Davidson, rock, soft jazzy music pop, ballads, English and Spanish, have a listen], Via Condotti, 6 p.m. Los Cryps, [pop, oldies, Beatles, have a listen], Lucky B’s, 7 p.m. ♦ Mr. Rio, 28/Ventiocho, 7 p.m ♦ Rafael Rodriguez, (easy/mixed, have a listen), 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] [$80 cover, drinks not included; $200, non- alcoholic drinks included;  $340, all-you-can-drink.] Diego’s, 2 p.m.  Kannon,[r ‘n r, have a listen] LM Restobar, 4:30 p.m.♦ Phoenix,[country, blues, rock] Twisted Mama’s, 6 p.m. Rob Lamonica and Friends Concert Series [Rob Lamonica, Ignacio Chavez, Omar Rios – jazz, pop, ballads, varies every week have a listen] La Bohemia, 6:30 p.m. Rex, [r ‘n r], Lucky B’s,/Pinup’s 7 p.m.♦ Malavista S.C.,[Cuban, Latino, have a listen.] Water’s Edge, 7 p.m.  KraKen, La Catrina, 7 p.m.Kannon, GusGus GZ, 8:30 p.m. Cloakas Rock, La Cevicheria, 8:30 p.m. Alets Malafama, Cheers, 9:30 p.m. 

Wednesdays: The Truth and Friends,[various blues musicians change it up every week] Diego’s, 1 p.m.♦ Kannon,  La Corriente, [r’n’r, have a listen]2 p.m. Phoenix [country, blues rock], Twisted Mama’s, 6 p.m. Michael & Diane, La Fábula, 6 p.m.♦ Suki & Ebano [pop, rock, ballads], Friend’s Diner, 6:30 p.m. Tanya Carrum [pop, rock, ballads, English and Spanish, have a listen], La Catrina, 6:30 p.m.♦ Rob Lamonica and Friend’s Concert Series [various every night], La Mona del Astillero[on Vicente Guerrero], 7 p.m. KraKen, [pop, r’n r, have a listen] Lucky B’s, 7 p.m. 80s Band, Macaws, 7 p.m.♦ Mari Dove Band, Veintocho/28, 7 p.m. ♦ Kannon, GusGus GZ, 8:30 p.m. (r ‘n r, have a listen) Don Cumbia, La Cevicheria, 8:30 p.m. Live music, Pedro y Lola, 8:30 p.m. Live music, La Fonda de Chalio, 8:30 p.m Alets Malafama, Cheers, 9:30 p.m.

Thursday: BBE [Beggars Banquet] Surf’s Up, 1 p.m.  have a listen] Los Cryps [oldies, Beatles, pop], Barra al Mar [BAM], 2 p.m.♦ Kannon, El Velero [Stone Island], 2:30 p.m. RIO [Rob Lamonica, Ignacio Chavez, Omar Rios – jazz, pop, ballads, “all-of-it” have a listen], La Corriente, 3 p.m. and an evening performance at Water’s Edge at 6:30 p.m.♦ Phoenix,[country, blues, rock] Twisted Mama’s, 6:30 p.m. Rafael Rodriquez [easy, have a listen], Kelly’s Bar at Pueblo Bonito Emerald Bay, 7 p.m.♦ Daniel Garcia [dinner music] Gaia Bistro, 7:30 p.m.♦ Rex [r ‘n r], Lucky B’s, 8 p.m.♦ Zumo Band, La Cevicheria, 8:30 p.m. Malavista S.C.,[Cuban, Latino, have a listen.] Pedro y Lola, 8:30 p.m. Live music, La Fonda de Chalio, 9 p.m.♦ Kannon, [r ‘n roll]  LM Restobar, 9 p.m.   KraKen, Simba Sport Bar, 10 p.m. Lo que Cantamos Las Mujeres [Heidi Herrera’s band], La Bohemia, 10:30 p.m.

Fridays:  Rob Lamonica and Friend’s  Concert Series [always varied, different talent], Diego’s, noon Los Bandits [blues, soul, funk, oldies with Lyra Curiel, vocals; Jose Luis Felix, drums; Gabriel Gaxiola Peraza, guitar; Luis Félix, bass, Diego’s, 3 p.m. [starts Nov. 22] Kannon, Fisherman’s Landing [was La Tortuga], 3 p.m. Lori Davidson & Rob Lamonica, Wingin’ It,[ballads, soft jazzy music, Spanish and English, have a listen], La Fábula, 6 p.m. Phoenix [country, blues,rock] Twisted Mama’s, 6 p.m.♦ Los Cryps,[oldies, Beatles, have a listen] Friend’s Diner, 6 p.m. Mr. Rio, Veintiocho/28, 7 p.m. ♦ Rafael Rodriquez [easy, have a listen], Kelly’s Bar, Pueblo Bonito Emerald Bay, 7 p.m La Cura [dinner music], Gaia Bistrot, 7:30 p.m. Mandrake & The Magics, Lucky B’s, 8 p.m. ♦ KraKen, [have a listen] Las Flores Hotel, 8:30 p.m.  Live music, La Fonda de Chalio, 8:30 p.m. The GoodFellas, F.I.S.H., 8:30 p.m.♦ Fatyma y sus Karaperros, La Cevicheria, 8:30 p.m. Break, Via Condotti, 8:30 p.m.Everardo Castro [classic Mexican ballads and pop], Los Zarapas, 9 p.m.  Rex Rocks, Dugout, 9 p.m. La Rezaka, Cheers, 9:30 p.m.  Malavista SC, [Cuban, Latino, have a listen] La Fábula, 9:30 p.m. Te Para Dos /T-42 – Ruido Bar, 9:30 p.m. Adiccion [ r ‘n roll] Simba Sport Bar, 10 p.m. Vilanova, Diego’s, 10 p.m.

Saturdays: Kannon, Fisherman’s Landing [was La Tortuga], 2 p.m.♦ Rob Lamonica’s Troubadours [+Dave Oakey] +RIO [a touch of country, ballads], LM Restobar, 3 p.m. KraKen, Diego’s, 3 p.m. Phoenix [country, blues, rock], Twisted Mama’s, 6 p.m. Rob Lamonica’s Troubadours [+ Dave Oakey][a touch of country ++ have a listen], Macaws, 6:30 p.m.♦ Arsenio [romantic, smooth, wonderful ballads], Casa Loma, 7 p.m.Tanya Twain, Veintiocho/28, 7 p.m.♦ Tanya Carrum [ballads, pop, rock, have a listen, English and Spanish, have a listen], Water’s Edge, 7 p.m.♦ Kannon, Café Pacifico [Machado], 7:30 p.m. Rex, Lucky B’s/Pinups, 8 p.m.♦ Rafael Rodriquez, [easy, have a listen], Kelly’s Bar at Pueblo Bonito Emerald Bay, 7 p.m. Rex [ r ‘n r], Lucky B’s, 8 p.m.♦ Los Cryps,[rock n’ roll] Gaia Bistrot, 8 p.m  KraKen,[have a listen] Las Flores Hotel, 8:30 p.m.♦ Malavista S.C.,[Cuban, Latino, have a listen] Via Condotti, 8:30 p.m.♦ Alets Malafama, La Cevicheria, 8:30 p.m. Son de Tres,[“music to dance to”] La Catrina, 9:30 p.m.  La Rezaka, Cheers, 9:30 p.m.

Sundays:  KraKen, Fisherman’s Landing [was La Tortuga], 2 p.m. Marimba, Gaia Bistro, 2:30 p.m. Los Brownies, La Tostaderia del Mar, 4 p.m.♦ Reggae, Diego’s Beach House,  5 p.m. Gringo Locos =Sergio on the sax+ Jeff [laid-back dinner music], Twisted Mama’s, 6 p.m.♦ Rex Acoustic [Freddy, Freddy Jr, Brandon], Veintiocho Bar/28, 6 p.m. 80s Band, Macaws, 7 p.m. ♦ Rob Lamonica and Friend The Troubadours,+ Dave Oakey + RIO [have a listen] Pedro & Lola, 7 p.m. Rafael Rodriquez, Heriberto Frias, between Gaia Bistrot and Casa Canobbio, 8 p.m. [have a listen ♦ Live music La Fonda de Chalio, 8:30 p.m. Mandrake & The Magics, La Cevicheria, 8:30 p.m. La Rezaka, Cheers, 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.

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 Made, Miquel Aleman #927 [almost at the docks], open Monday to Saturday from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. The hours reflect this is a not-for-profit gallery. Made is owned and operated by three artists: Cristiano Gabrielli [he has the Italian influence], Vanya Saavedra [dancer for Delfos] and Germán Torres. Call 669 129 1683.

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, Mariana Escobedo #405 [between Athina Spa and Héctor’s Bistro] open from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Closed Sundays. It’s an eclectic gallery with jewellery, and works of art by the talented owner and [sometimes] quirky artist Agustin Castillo.

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 Querencia, 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.

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

~ ONGOING ~

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

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

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

Dalila is giving lessons all year round. The venues change, give her a call!

Music Circle Jam: 3 p.m. – 5 pm @ El Recreo. ” A free event – Announcing the return of the music circle jam Sunday afternoons. Bring your acoustic instrument to play & sing folk/country/blues/popular songs with others who are musically inclined. Pros and hobby musicians both, song sheets to share are welcome but not necessary. Bring your favorite beverage, alcohol or non.  See you then! For info contact: Jack Singer via email singerjack@hotmail.com”

La Catrina Food and Craft Market – every Wednesday from 9 a.m. to noon, Camarón Sábalo #2024, 669 916 0116.

Organic Market: every Saturday until April, Plaza Zaragoza, 8 a.m. until noon. Please bring cloth bags to carry your produce home and small change for the vendors.

La Beth’s Bazaar & Bohemian Boutique,  – open now in Centro on the Corner of Constitución and Benito Juarez [kitty-corner to Topolo Restaurant.]. The hours: Tuesday – Thursday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Fridays – 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.[ So what is so special about LaBeth’s Bazaar and Bohemian Boutique? “Besides all the gorgeous new clothes that are as colorful as Mexico, and fun to wear even in warm weather, vintage purses that are all the rage, short kaftans, long kaftans, jeweled kaftans, Palazzo pants that are breezy colorful and ohhh so light, brightly colored wrap skirts that are reversible, ruffled skirts, cotton skirts, wonderful manta crop tops and short jackets… all these things are wonderful, but what makes LaBeth’s really special is the fact that 20% of proceeds go to Hogar San Pablo Boys Home.There was a need to assist the Boys’ Home when the bingo and various pot- luck events ended. I offered to take up the slack and help provide toiletries that are in constant need with 37 boys. My lovely boutique is in its 3rd year – and fortunately, it has provided the Boys’ Home with much needed items. Please come by and shop and donate at the same time; I truly offer feel good shopping!”]