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~The Angela Peralta Theater~
(The Angela Peralta is located on Carnaval, in the Plazuela Machado, Centro. The box office is open Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. and on Saturdays from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. For many events expect to pay in pesos, not a credit card. It’s best to call ahead – 982 4446, press #103. Even if an event is free, either in the Angela Peralta or at Casa Haas, you must get a ticket from the box office. Tickets are non-refundable; if you wish to exchange your ticket for an upgrade, it has to be on the same day as you bought it.)
Monday April 24 – Saturday April 29: 31st Festival Internacional de Danza José Limón – “Nacer dos veces. Danzar por siempre.” Every year, Cultura celebrates the life of dancer and choreographer José Limón. He was born in Culiacan in 1908, and when he was 20 he moved to New York and become very successful in the New York dance scene with his Limón technique and his own company Limón Dance – which is still active today [he died in 1972]. Many guest dance companies are invited to Mazatlan and all will perform original pieces, all honouring José Limón. Monday April 24: Delfos Contemporánea’s Es Media Noche, Show time! Brilliant performance and concept lip-synched to a sound and vocal track [85% is in English], simply unique [think a cabaret performance featuring Billy Holiday, Elvis, Nina Simone, Barbra] as only Delfos can perform. $80-$120, 8 p.m.
Tuesday April 25 – Impermanencia performed by Compañia Danza Joven de Sinaloa. The performance contemplates Buddhists, change, life and the universe. The dancers invite you to enjoy and observe all those feelings and thoughts. $80-$120. 8 p.m.
Wednesday April 26 – Vic’s Mix performed by the Montreal based dance company RubberBandDance Group [RBDG] RBDG is internationally recognized for its innovation and unique vision of contemporary dance theatre. They offer a delightful mix of hip hop, ballet and contemporary dance. $80 – $120, 8 p.m.
Thursday April 27 – Maybe “We are the mirror of everybody/ inside the body of performing arts”. Direction and choreography by Aladina R. Blanca this popular Mexican-German dance company explores life from a prism with a message that anything can be achieved through dance. $80 – $120, 8 p.m.
Friday April 28 – Hombres Trabajando Asalto Diario is a Mexico City dance company. Hombres Trabajando/working men celebrates the intense life of a construction worker – it’s hip, modern and edgy. 6 p.m. Plazuela Machado.
Saturday April 29 – Caida Libre/Free Fall EPDM, Escuela Profesional de Danza de Mazatlan, students perform this creative piece; it’s an emotional, visual collaboration between students and teachers[Delfos]. A portion of the award-winning Sparring Sky will also be performed. $80 – $120, 8 p.m.
Wednesday May 3: El cuento de los animales: Camerata Mazatlan and Escuela de Ballet Clásico de Cultura will perform two pieces all celebrating animals. Pedro y Lobo/Peter and the Wolf, composer Prokofiev and El carnaval de los animales, composer Camile Saint-Saëns. Music director is Percival Alvarez and ballet director is Zoila Fernández. $100, 8 p.m. [this performance was presented for free to various school children.]
Sunday May 7: Encuentro de Academias/performances between dance schools. This is a joyous festival of dance – from hip-hop, to ballet, to jazz, to slick contemporary – the schools all compete for your visual pleasure. $80-$150, 6 p.m.
Saturday May 13: Gala Folkórica. Javier Arcadia directs these hundreds of talented dancers who so enjoy sharing their regional dances, colourful costumes and regional traditions. $150-$200, 8 p.m.
Friday May 19: Crisantemos y Trompeta/Chrysanthemums and Trumpet: Tonight the Camerata Mazatlan will be conducted by guest Brazilian conductor, Lanfranco Marcelleti. Three pieces will be performed – I cristantemi, composer Puccini; Concierto para trompeta No. 1 in B flat, composer Johann Wilhelm Hertel; Stabat mater, composer Giovani Battista Pergolesi. $100 – $220, 8 p.m.
Thursday May 25: Influencias del Barroco/Baroque influences. Cultura has invited Manuel Ramos Reynoso; he’s a famous violinist that reviewers say “he is both provocative and warmly communicative.” His program will be varied – from Bach to the Brandenburg Concerto no. 4. $180-$220, 8 p.m.
Friday June 9 and Saturday June 10: Suite Paquita/Paquita Ballet. The graduating students from the Escuela Municipal de Ballet del Instituto de Cultura perform Paquita; this was choreographed in 1846 by Joseph Mazilier for the Paris Opera. The female lead, Paquita, has gypsy blood [or so she thinks] and ends up saving a life of an aristocrat. They fall in love. They discover that Paquita too has royal blood in her veins. They marry and it’s wonderful big wedding celebration. Maestra Zoila Fernández will be directing this happy ballet full of castles, counts and other surprises. $100-$200, 8 p.m.
Thursday June 15: Memorias de Mariposas/Memories of butterflies: graduates from the local theatre school, La Carrera Técnica en Teatro del Instituto de Cultura de Mazatlan, will perform this dramatic play intended to transform the human spirit. In Spanish. $100, 8 p.m.
Saturday July 1: Graduating students from EPDM present Brazos and Sparring Sky. The Escuela Profesional de Danza student live to dance and to perform and they always embrace the opportunity to be on the Angela Peratla stage. Two very different but creative pieces. $100, 8 p.m.
Friday July 14: Carlos Osuna en concierto. Mazatleco tenor Carlos Osuna returns to his home town every summer for a holiday; he gracefully agrees, almost every year, to give a performance at the Angela Peralta. Currently Carlos is studying at the Vienna State Opera. Tonight’s program has not been decided yet, but it’s bound to be passionate and thrilling.8 p.m., $180-$250.
(The CMA is the Centro Municipal de las Artes, the school beside the Angela Peralta Theatre. There are three inside spaces: Foro Experimental, Museo de la Música and the small movie theatre, Cinematógrafo, (seats about 50). Casa Haas is located on the corner of Heriberto Frias and Mariano Escobedo – all tickets for all events, even if they are free, must be obtained at the Angela Peralta box office. The Antonio Haas Theatre is located on the Avenida del Mar, across from the Fisherman’s Monument; it’s often referred to as the IMSS theatre and has its own box office.)
Friday April 28 – Hombres Trabajando Asalto Diario is a Mexico City dance company. Hombres Trabajando/ working men celebrates the intense life of a construction worker – it’s hip, modern and edgy. It’s part of the José Limón dance festival. 6 p.m. Plazuela Machado.
Friday April 28: José Miguel Rivera’s piano concert, featuring mezzo soprano Mariela Angulo. Vocals and piano keys celebrate composers Von Weber, Chopin and Schumann. Casa Haas, 7 p.m., $100
Saturday April 29: Jhonny Gunshots live Caligrafitti – on recycled wood, at the Organic Market, 9:30 a.m., Plazuela Zaragoza, the market opens at 8 a.m. Season finale, the market will close for the summer.
Saturday April 29: Mazatlan Baila – dia internacional de la danza/day of dance: Cultura wants to bring dance closer to the people. The dance companies are: EPDM, Star Jazz, Ballet Folklórico, Tango amor, Sick Toys, Astros Academy, Tremendo mambo, Crew Mazatlan and Zum Dance.The “flash mob dancers” will be performing on stages in front of the Museo de Arte,[between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m.] Casa del Marino/Paseo Claussen [4 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.] Angel Flores and Olas Altas [between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m.] and the Pino Suárez market, [noon]. The music of Danny ELB will be the Plazuela Machado from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. He’s a popular Mexican R&B and reggae recording artist.
Friday May 12 and Saturday May 13: Noche de Tablao, Cafe de Chinitas: it’s Suncai Gitano’s 10th anniversary. If you are not familiar with this musical group they play romantic Spanish ballads and singer Ana Elena Morales has such a powerful yet haunting voice. Dario, Manuel and Johann join her on stage. Museo de Arte [Venustiano Carranza], time and price tbc.
Wednesday May 17: Friends Diner is going Hawaiian! Bring your leis and tropical accessories for this fundraiser that will benefit Perros de Auxilio/Casa Nika Foundation. Dance to the music of Ebano and dine on pork sliders, wings, nachos, vegetable kabobs, guacamole and more Hawaiian treats. There will be contests, a “demonstration”,raffles ++.Tickets are $200 of which $50 will go directly to Casa Nika Foundation which is based out of the U.S. and supports diabetic needs including medical, service dogs and anything related for diabetics in Mexico. Perros de Auxillo is a Mexican registered charity that trains street dogs to work as diabetic alert dogs also for diabetics in Mexico. Please rsvp and buy tickets at: Friends Diner [Laguana #300, opens at 11 a.m.], Kimberly Brown, firstname.lastname@example.org, Brenda Millirons, email@example.com. This luau gets started at 6 p.m.!
Thursday May 18: El origen de la vida/the origin of life. Ali Chumacero Hermenegildo Sosa is a Mexican painter and art professor known for his colourful Mexican rural landscapes – especially from Tlaxcala. Through his paintings he pays tribute to the light, the silence, the sky, to all elements of nature.Casa Haas, 7 p.m., free, everyone is welcome.
Saturday May 27: Preparando el viaje/preparing to travel: contemporary dance performance created by the graduating students of EPDM [Escuela Profesional de Danza]. Always innovative, always creative. Casa Haas, $50, 7 p.m.
Friday June 2: Summer Time Concert: the third in a series, starring violinist Nina Farvarshchuk and pianist Jesús Eduardo Pérez Franco. The program is summer -light with music from An American in Paris, Porgy and Bess and many other Gershwin and Lerner songs. Casa Haas, $150, 7 p.m.
Saturday June 17: Dia de la Música/ the day of music. It’s really the evening of the music, with at least five stages in Centro, and organizers carefully book very different groups – from classical, to jazz, to pop, to traditional Mexican banda. Stages, time [usually starts at 7 p.m.], and invited list of musicians to follow.
Thursday June 22: Tres pasiones/three passions. Mezzosoprano Sarah Holcombe, dramatic mezzosoprano Mariela Angulo and soprano Karla Arce have prepared a passionate evening filled with songs from Germany, Italy and Mexico. Casa Haas, $120, 7 p.m.
Tuesday July 10 – Wednesday July 12: II Festival de Danza y Arte Urbano Mazatlan – this is the second year where organizers Augstin Martinez and Aura Patrón bring dance – in all forms – to Centro Historico. It will be diverse and entertaining on various stages in Centro. Times to be confirmed.
Carnaval 2018: Thursday February 8 to Tuesday February 13.
Semana Santa 2018: Sunday March 25 to Saturday March 31.
~DAILY MUSIC NOTES~
THE FAIRLY ACCURATE DAILY MUSIC SCHEDULE
Please call ahead to confirm your music. 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. Gigs at Surf’s Up, and the duo of Wingin It often sell out, as do other events. Call, call! 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: Rex, Lucky B’s, 6 p.m. ♦ Wingin’ It [Lori Davidson and Rob Lamonica, have a listen, ]Via Condotti [beside Héctor’s Bistro, best to make a reservation.] ♦ Rafael Rodriguez, (easy/mixed), Kelly’s Bar, Pueblo Bonita Emerald Bay, 7:00 p.m.(have a listen) ♦ Kannon [r ‘n r have a listen], GusGus GZ, 8:30 p.m.
Tuesdays: Brenster’s Beach Bash, Diego’s Beach House, 2 p.m.[ $300-open bar, or $80 cover, have a listen, if you’d like to read a profile on The Brenster] followed by Kannon from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.♦ Adiccion, Twisted Mama’s, 6 p.m. ♦ Rex Classic Rock, Lucky B’s, 7 p.m. ♦ Rob Lamonica’s Jazz Jam [ have a listen, and read a profile on Rob],[sells out, best to make a reservation.] La Bohemia, 7 p.m. ♦ KraKen [pop, rock, have a listen], La Catrina, 7 p.m. ♦Rafael Rodriquez, [easy, have a listen], La Palapa at Hotel Torres, 6 p.m. ♦ Kannon (r ‘n r, have a listen) GusGus GZ, 8:30 p.m.
Wednesdays: Kannon, La Corriente, 3 p.m. ♦ Adiccion, Twisted Mama’s, 6 p.m.♦ Rex Classic Rock, Lucky B’s, 7 p.m.♦ Suki & Ebano, Friends Diner, 6 p.m.♦ Rafael Rodriquez [easy, have a listen], Hotel Torres’s La Palapa, 6 p.m.♦ Kannon, GusGus GZ, 8:30 p.m. (r ‘n r, have a listen) ♦ Live music, La Fonda de Chalio, 8:30 p.m.
Thursdays: Té para Dos,[classic rock – often sells out, best to make a reservation], Surf’s Up, 1 p.m.♦ Kannon, Diego’s, 3:30 p.m.♦ KraKen,[rock, pop, have a listen] El Shrimp Bucket, 6 p.m.♦ Adiccion, Twisted Mama’s, 6 p.m. ♦ Wingin’ It [Lori Davidson, Rob Lamonica, have a listen], La Tramoya, 6:30 p.m. ♦ Rafael Rodriquez [easy, h ave a listen], Kelly’s Bar at Pueblo Bonito Emerald Bay, 7 p.m.♦ Live music, Cheers The Pub, 8 p.m. ♦ Live music, Pedro y Lola ,8:30 p.m.♦ Kannon, [have a listen, r ‘n r], Barracrudas, 9 p.m. ♦ ZaZ 2.0,[have a listen], Baja Style, 9:30 p.m.♦ Kamaleón [ r ‘n’r have a listen], GusGus GZ, 8:30 p.m. ♦ Roosterford [reggae have a listen] F.I.S.H., 9 p.m.♦ Live music, La Fonda de Chalio, 9 p.m. ♦ Lo que Cantamos Las Mujeres [Heidi Herrera’s band], La Bohemia, 10:30 p.m.
Fridays: Alex Jazz/Blues, Friends Diner, 6 p.m.♦ Kannon, Lucky B’s, 7 p.m.♦ Wingin’ It [Lori Davidson and Rob Lamonica, have a listen, ] Twisted Mama’s, 6:30 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.♦ ZaZ 2.0, Gringo Lingo, 7 p.m. ♦ Jazz Fussion [Manuel Cazares piano; Nacho Chávez guitar; Omar Rios percussion and bass], Cafe Pacifico, 8:30 p.m.♦ Live music, La Fonda de Chalio, 8:30 p.m. ♦ Live music, Pedro & Lola, 8:30 p.m.♦ Live music, El Shrimp Bucket, 8:30 p.m. ♦ Kathia y Alexis Espinoza [acoustic rock/pop], 28 Veintiocho, 9 p.m. ♦ Rex Rocks, Baja Style, 9:45 p.m. ♦ Live music, Cheers, 9:30 p.m.♦ Iron Deer [reggae], F.I.S.H., 9 p.m.♦ Rootsterford [reggae have a listen], Barracruda’s, 9 p.m.♦ Live music, Coco’s, 9:30 p.m. ♦
Saturdays: Rootsterford, [ reggae, have a listen],[often sells out, best to make a reservation] Surf’s Up, 1 p.m.♦ KraKen,[ r’nr, have a listen ] Diego’s Beach House, 4 p.m. ♦ Rob Lamonica and Dave Oakey [country, mixed], Macaws, 4:30 – 7:30 ♦ Los Cryps, Friends Diner, 6 p.m.♦ Adiccion, Twisted Mama’s, 6:30 p.m.♦ Kannon,[rock, have a listen] Lucky B’s, 7 p.m. ♦ Mundo Sanchez [romantic background music, have a listen] La Bohemia, 8 p.m. ♦ Rafael Rodriquez, [easy, have a listen], Kelly’s Bar at Pueblo Bonito Emerald Bay, 7 p.m.♦ Live music, El Shrimp Bucket, 8 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.♦ Rob Lamonica’s musical variety show, always changing, Machado Kiosk, 8 p.m. ♦ Live music La Fonda de Chalio, 8:30 ♦ Live music [easy, mixed], Pedro & Lola, 9 p.m.♦ Rex, ( r ‘n r) Baja Style, 9:30 p.m ♦ Corvus Rock Band, Copa De Leche, 10 p.m.
Sundays: Adiccion, Twisted Mama’s, 6 p.m.♦ Reggae, Diego’s Beach House, 6 p.m. ♦ The Troubadours Rob Lamonica, Dave Oakey ++ [have a listen], Pedro y Lola, 6:30 p.m. ♦ Rafael Rodriquez, [easy, have a listen], kiosk in the Plazuela Machado, 7 p.m ♦ Live music La Fonda de Chalio, 8:30 ♦ Alets Malafama, Copa de Leche, 9 p.m. ♦ KraKen [have a listen], Diego’s Beach House, 9 p.m.
Angela Peralta Theatre Galleries: There are two galleries; the upstairs gallery above the theatre is referred to as the Galeria, and hosts revolving shows as does the downstairs in the gallery, Galeria Rubio. Open week days from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. but sometimes can be closed due to private events.
On now until Saturday April 29: Paisaje Nacional/ National Landscapes. The opening is on Thursday March 30, Galeria Angela Peralta, 7 p.m. everyone is welcome. Over 12 artists are participating in this group show.
Thursday April 27 – Saturday June 17: Dualidades/Dualities: mixed media group art exhibit. Galeria Rubio. Opening night is April 27, 7 p.m. free, everyone is welcome.
Thursday May 4 – Monday June 19: El desnudo en las artes visuals/a group exhibit with a nude theme. This exhibit will be featuring a collection of 40 works – sculpture, photography and paintings all celebrating the human body. The artists are registered with the prestigious gallery in Mexico City – Salón de la Plástica Mexicana – which is dedicated to promoting contemporary Mexican art. Galeria Angela Peralta, opening is on May 4, 7 p.m., free, everyone is welcome.
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.
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.
Gallery Uno: “discover the magic”, on Mariano Escobedo #405, between Athina Spa and Héctor’s Bistro. Opening hours are Tuesday to Saturdays from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m. – or by appointment with the owner, JonJuan at 669 120 0239.
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.
LOOK Vintage and Modern Gallery: If you wish to a Mark Jay consultation – 669 149 3911 – “I do it all, I’ll do your garden, your office, your house, your bedroom.” Perhaps you’d enjoy Mark’s six videos on decor tips. [LOOK closes on April 8 for the summer season. Look for a new LOOK location in November.]
Museo Arqueológico de Mazatlan: During the year this space (indoors and outdoors) hosts many different art exhibits and workshops. Located on Sixto Osuna# 76, kitty corner to Macaws. Closed Mondays, open from 9 a.m. 6 p.m. If you wish to call ahead, 669 981 1455
Museo de Arte: There are three galleries – 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. Under her artistic direction this wonderful space will come alive – it will just take a little time.
On now until mid-May: “Recto-Verso: Paris-México” by Sergio Valadez. Based in Paris, this Mexican-born internationally famous artist celebrates everyday life in his “realist” and “expressionist” paintings. This multi-talented painter, sculptor and musician doesn’t paint the Eiffel Tower; he looks at life from a different angle often drawing from his experiences in Paris bars, dance halls and clubs. Similar to Toulouse Lautrec, he introduces you to the busy, joyous and often the sensual side of street life. Valadez’s urban scenes also maintain his Mexican perspective, showing the influence of such artists as José Clemente Orozco.
In 1965 he was inducted into the prestigious Salón de la Plástica Mexicana. Formed in 1949, the Salón in Mexico City is dedicated to the promotion of Mexican contemporary art and currently has over 400 registered artists.
On now until mid-May: Yolanda López’s Ir y Quedarse/to leave but stay exhibit. Yolanda López has a degree in graphic design [from Universidad Iberoamericana] and has spent her career freelancing for important magazines as well as creating her beloved artists’ books, exploring photography and mastering her watercolors. Yolanda believes that if you leave your native home for an unknown territory, you will carry with you “the aromas, the flavors, colors and forms that inhabit our skin…to arrive in another land is to leave but stay, to cut and to remake, to spin and sew and to weave; it’s to find and to love…it’s to live between two abysses, in black and white, duotones and sepia”. Yolanda continues to explore and travel through her art- only to return again and again to find herself.
You may wish to enjoy the sounds of Museo de Arte with pianist Ken Woods – he plays every Tuesday and Friday from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. and naturally it’s all free. See, hear, relax.[limited seating for the disabled.]
For now, the gallery is open Monday to Friday, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Weekend hours are from 11 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. It’s closed until the fall; for “winter” events look for their calendar in October – such as movies, playreadings, special presentations and weekly activities it’s all here.
Fridays: AA meeting, closed meeting of Alcoholics Anonymous, every Friday at noon, Melville Hotel, contact 981 0149, or 669 107 6931 or e mail: firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Saturdays: Organic Farmers Market, Saturdays from 8 a.m. to noon, in the Plaza Zaragoza, a break for Christmas and returns on December 31. ♦The arts and crafts bazaar in the Plazuela Machado. Original designs,jewellery, purses, – it’s a super shopping spot from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Sundays:Mercado Organico y Artesanal, Pacific Park – Food Truck and Golf, Av. de la Marina #5191, 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Fresh Boutique is the organizer and everyone is welcome. Just bring a table and $150 on the day of.