Arts & Entertainment Calendar

Keep scrolling for events at: Around Town,
Daily Music Notes, Galleries and Weekly Activities.

[The Angela Peralta is located on Carnaval, in the Plazuela , 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.]

Thursday April 12: 500 años Encuentro entre culturas  Choreographer Javier Dzul returns to Mazatlan with yet another contemporary dance performance[500 years, meeting of cultures]…”Dzul Dance fuses dance with aerial arts, contortion and acrobatics to communicate indigenous pre-Hispanic, Mexican and Latin culture and creates bridges between contemporary art and history…he grew up in the jungles of southern Mexico performing Myan ritual dance until the age of 16; he has since performed with Ballet Nacional de Mexico, Ballet Folkorico de Mexico, the Martha Graham Dance Company, Alvin Ailey Repertory Ensemble and American Indian Dance Theater.” $150-$300, 8 p.m.

Monday April 23-Sunday April 29th: Danza José Limón, the annual José Limón dance festival. Various dance companies from many countries have been invited to participate – all to be confirmed. The Festival is under the direction of its founder Héctor Chávez Fierro. Every year these dancers honour José Limón who was born in Culiacan in 1908 and went on to take the New York dance scene by storm and captivated audiences with his creativity wherever he performed.

Thursday May 3 and Thursday May 31: 30 años de literatura mazatleca: for Spanish speakers only, this conference will discuss 30 years of Mazatlan literature. Each evening will offer a different panel of writers. 7 p.m., entrance is free.

Monday May 7 – Saturday May 12: V Muestra de Teatro/5th annual theatre show. For Spanish speakers only, actor and organizer Javier Dia Dalannais has created many interesting theatre nights. They will be at the Angela Perlata and at Casa Haas, details to be confirmed.

Saturday May 12: Fuerza y encanto – a joyful Camerata Mazatlan concert [strength and charm] under the direction of Maestro Percival Alvarez. The Mazatlan musicians will play Beethoven’s symphony No. 5 and Joaquin Rodrigo’s “Concierto de Aranjuez”. The Camerata wishes to turn their talent towards these two works that have become icons of Western culture. $100 – $220, 8 p.m.

Saturday May 19 – Friday May 25: Delfos Danza celebrates 20 years! Claudia Lavista and Victor Ruiz have not only been dancing and choreographing and touring with their wildly popular [and famous] Delfos dancers but they also run the school known as EPDM – Escuela Profesional de Danza de Mazatlan. No doubt over the years you have seen creative performances from both Delfos and the students from EPDM. All dance details and times to be confirmed.

Saturday May 26: Los sonidos del Siglo XX/the sounds of the 20th century. Camerata Mazatlan will perform pieces from Gustav Holst, Peter Warlock, William Walton and Antonin Dvorak – all under the direction of Maestro Percival Alvarez. “The Camerata has prepared an acoustical arsenal to surprise the public!” $100-$220, 8 p.m.

Friday June 15 and Saturday June 16: La bella durmiente/Sleeping Beauty ballet. Maestra Zoila Fernández will be directing 112 ballerinas from the ballet school – Escuela de Ballet Clásico del Instituto de Cultura de Mazatlan – for this classical and beloved ballet. Maestro Percival Alvarez will be conducting the Camerata Mazatlan. A portion of this ballet was presented in 2014, but in this performance the complete work will be performed with new costumes and spectacular scenery. $100 – $200, 8 p.m.

Saturday July 7: Graduation dance of the XVII EPDM Dancers: gratuates of EPDM – Escuel Profesional de Danza de Mazatlan, under the direction of Claudia Lavista and Victor Ruiz always perform creative vignettes. Students from EPDM have won the National Dance Prize twice. $100, 8 p.m.

Saturday July 14: Cuatro sinaloenses de cuidado/four Sinaloans to be careful of. Get ready! What a line up: tenor Carlos Osuna; baritone José Adán Pérez; tenor José Manuel Chú and pianist Joel Juan Qui. The program will featuring everything from Nessun Dorma to Funiculi Funicula and of course much, much more, “music from around the world.” $180 – $350, 8 p.m.

~Around Town~

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

Tuesday March 20 and Wednesday March 21: Santana Ways returns! Benito and friends, La Bohemia, 7 p.m. $150 at the door.

Wednesday March 21: The Decadett’s! Back by popular demand this talented trio of Denis Walstead, Melanie Rosser and Gaby Lopez perform the songs and sounds of the 60s. Your $500 ticket includes the dinner and show, drinks are extra. Dinner at 6:15 p.m. and the show starts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available at Twisted Mama’s or:

Wednesday March 21: Piano concert with Eduardo Pérez: he will play a selection from Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Chopin and many more. You may have seen with Eduardo with violinist Nina Farvarschuk in the Concert Duo. Casa Haas, $150, 7 p.m.

Thursday March 22:Gaby Latina!  This brand-new exciting dinner show takes place at La Tramoya Restaurant Bar [in the Machado] – please be there at 5 p.m. and the show starts at 6 p.m. Your $350 ticket includes dinner and a complimentary drink and beautiful music by soprano Gaby. Please reserve by calling, 669 985 5033, as space is limited. 

Thursday March 22; Tenor Ezequiel Ojeda, Los Clasicos,  returns to the Museo de Arte! 7 p.m., $150 in the Galerja Roberto Pérez Rubio salon, limited seating. [Museo de Arte is on Sixto Osuna, across from Macaws.]

Thursday March 22: Canto entre Amigos/a night of music between friends, with Luis Garcia and Juan Fernando Martinez, Casa Haas, $100, 7 p.m.

Friday March 23: Santana Ways returns to Surf’s Up, noon., $150 at the door.

Friday March 23: Oscar Gomez’s presents Su Disco “Las Joyas del Principe”: Los Zarapes, dinner/show $200 9 p.m., call for reservations 669 110 3236

Saturday March 24: Farmers Market from 8 a.m. until noon, with cooking demo from Gustavo’s Kitchen at 9:30 a.m., Plaza Zaragoza.

Saturday March 24: A Rob Lamonica Production [RLP], special event at Chupiteria [old Canuck’s 3, p.m. to 6 p.m., $150 at the door.l

Sunday March 25 to Saturday March 31: Semana Santa 2018.

Monday March 26: Dick Damron is @ La Catrina, 7 p.m.

Wednesday March 28: Plastiko is @ Diego’s: this group from Guadalajara plays reggae, rock, funk and soul, 8 p.m., $100.

Thursday March 29: Gaby en Broadway!  This brand-new exciting dinner show takes place at La Tramoya Restaurant Bar [in the Machado] – please be there at 5 p.m. and the show starts at 6 p.m. Your $350 ticket includes dinner and a complimentary drink and beautiful music by soprano Gaby. Please reserve by calling, 669 985 5033, as space is limited.

Friday  March 30: Lineas Sonidos Desfiguras by artist Gilberto Hulse: is an homage to “El Pito Pérez” 7 p.m., free, everyone is welcome, Galeria Roberto Pérez Rubio, the show continues until May 11. [Museo de Arte is located on Sixto Osuna #71, across from Macaws.]

Saturday March 31: Farmers Market 8 a.m. until noon with Dalila Garcia from Indigo Dance Studio showing you a few tango moves at 10:00 a.m., Plaza Zaragoza.

Saturday March 31: La Santa Diabla, Barra al Mar [BAM], 5:30 p.m., $150 cover

Saturday March 31: Adiccion’s “Heavy Metal Sinfónica”, Coco’s Beach Club, 9 p.m., please reserve, 915 1515.

Wednesday April 4 – Sunday April 8: The 23rd Annual Moto Week! The parade is on Saturday April 7, 3 p.m. starting at the Olas Altas Inn Hotel and heads south to Paseo Claussen. Due to the upcoming Tianguis exact parade route will be confirmed.

Friday April 6: ArtWalk. Artists [48!] and studios[ 27!] in Centro invite you in to see their latest photographs, paintings, jewelry, all things creative. There’s never any pressure to buy and it’s a chance to see the creative side of Centro from 4 p.m. – 8 p.m. For map and participating artists check online

Friday April 6: Artist Gilberto Hulse’s exhibit: Lineas, sonidos, desfiguras [an homage to Roberto Pérez Rubio] @ Museo de Arte, 6 p.m., in the Galeria Roberto Pérez Rubio, free, everyone welcome. [Museo de Arte is on Sixto Osuna opposite Macaws.]

Sunday April 8: Holi Festival. This has been celebrated for hundreds of years in India, and is known as a spring festival, a festival of colours, a festival of love. Event organizer, Karina Bárcena is bringing the Holi Festival to Mazatlan for the 4th year at the Convention Center (MIC). On the outside grounds, in the ‘modern version’ (celebrated simultaneously in 14 cities across Mexico and U.S.) everyone will be welcoming “spring, and the arrival of hope, joy, love and fraternity” by practicing yoga, dancing and listening to music with friends and family.

The culmination of the festival is observed with the release of multi-coloured dry powders. The event starts at 3:00 p.m., it’s free. Karina Bárcena is the director of Karina Yoga and you can contact her for your free wristband at 669 994 7238 or via e mail at:

Thursday April 12: La magia de la Materia, this travelling art show, The Magic of Matter,  [for two years it was displayed at Bellas Artes in Mexico City] pays homage to the famous painter and sculptor Adriano Silva [born in Querétaro 1925 – 2016]. Galeria Rubio, [street level, beside the Angela Peralta], 7 p.m., free, everyone is welcome. The show continues until May 12.

Friday April 13: Alwin Van der Heiden’s photography exhibit, La Cuenca:el origen del agua/the basin, the origin of water, @ Museo de Arte, 7 p.m. in the courtyard, free, everyone is welcome.

Monday April 16: Poética de la tierra a Juan Rulfo: an art exhibit. Artist, Aliria Morales pays homage to the popular Mexican poet/writer and photographer Jaun Rulfo[ Juan Nepomuceno Carlos Pérez Rulfo Voizcaino, 1917-1986]. He is best known for two literary works, El Llano en llmas a collection of short stories and his novel Pedro Páramo. Galeria Angela Peralta [upstairs], 7 p.m. – the show continues until May 19.

Monday April 16 to Thursday April 19: El Tianguis Turistico. The city is expecting 10,000 visitors [tour operators, travel agents, airlines, journalists] with a spend of 40 million pesos. This is in addition to remodeling spend of El Faro, Centro and Playa Norte.

Tuesday April 17: Popular tenor, Ezequiel Ojeda is @ Museo de Arte, 7 p.m., in the Galeria Roberto Pérez Rubio salon [limited seating]. $150 at the door.[Museo de Arte is on Sixto Osuna, across from Macaws].

Thursday April 19: Contemporary dance performance by Karen Vilghis, Migrantes Plataforma de investigaciones Escénica, is @ Museo de Arte, 7 p.m. courtyard. [Museo de Arte is on Sixto Osuna, across from Macaws.]

Saturday April 28: Pasión Latina, Alma Mexicana: with baritone Manuel Bernal Dávalos, Casa Haas, 7 p.m., $150.

Saturday April 28: Combo “Lo mejor del Rock en Español @ Coco’s Beach Club. Taking the best of rock, The Combo Group: César López “El Vampiro” + Jorge Guevara + Mauricio Claveria. 8 p.m. Please reserve, 913 1515.

Wednesday May 2 – Sunday May 6: La carpa, encuentro de artes escénico/ the meeting [the big top]of the scenic arts. Cultura and Plataforma Colmena have brought together in this 3rd anniversary artists from Czechoslovakia, Costa Rica, Columbia, Ecuador, Spain and Mexico who will be performing in various places – Casa Haas and Olas Altas. This “hive” of artists will consist of musicians, circus dancers and actors who will not only perform but will also offer workshops. More details to follow.

Sunday May 27: Miedo come todo…Sueños al vuelo: dance [fear eats everything, dreams can fly] by the group Flores Teatro Danza. Casa Haas, $100, 1 p.m.

Thursday May 31: Sonidos de Mexico y España/Sounds of Mexico and Spain: Mezzo soprano Mariela Angulo was born and raised in Sinaloa and tonight she’ll be accompanied by Slovakian violinist Róbert Márkus and Mexican pianist, Rosa Maria Valdez. Mariela is described as a “dramatic mezzo soprano” and promises to perform the best music of Mexico and Spain. Casa Haas, $120, 7 p.m.

Friday June 1: A las flores de mi vida: concert, “to the flowers in my life” with the talented tenor Jorge Echeagaray and pianist Sergio Castellanos, Bryan Correa, guitar and Aldo Gutiérrez, percussion. Expect a romantic evening where Jorge pays tribute through love songs to all the “flowers” in his life. Casa Haas, $150, 8 p.m.

Saturday June 2: Sólo Boleros with Flor Estrada: Flor does it all from opera to Cole Porter, she’s a dynamo on stage. Through boleros she’s explore the different genres [Spain, Cuba, Vietnam] of bolero music. Flor will bring back the golden age of the bolero when it was played on every radio, film and tv in Mexico. Casa Haas, $120, 7 p.m.

Friday June 8: Cada Cosa en su Lugar/Everything in its Place” : a play in Spanish where actor and teacher Giovani Amenta directs six actors – all students of the first year of the Theater Workshop of the School of Arts of Cultura. It’s a fun play about a entanglement between an experienced thief, a clueless housewife and a group of people who will make a simple robbery a difficult feat – a farce in other words! Casa Haas, $70, 7 p.m.

Saturday June 9: Dia de la Música! Cancelled last year due to all the street construction in Centro and it’s back and we can’t wait! It will be six hours of all kinds of music – jazz, flamenco, classic, pop, opera, rock, funk, banda, bolero, trova, reggae and salsa to name a few! Stages and invited musicians to be confirmed but it usually starts around 7 p.m. All free!

Friday June 29: Dios es un Bicho: for Spanish speakers only, [God is a Bug], actor and theatre director Giovani Armenta presents this drama. Casa Haas, 7 p.m., $70.

Carnaval 2019! Thursday February 28 – Tuesday March 5, 2019.



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. 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:  GrindStone Cal [classic country], La Mazatleca, 5 p.m.   Wingin’ It, [Rob Lamonica and Lori Davidson [have a listen], Via Condotti, 6 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, doors open at 1 p.m, the show is at 2 p.m.[have a listen, or read Brenster’s profile where you can hear his original jingle] [$300 all you can drink or $80 cover] Rafael Rodriquez, [easy, have a listen], La Palapa at Hotel Torres, 6 p.m ♦ La magia del Sax, Sergio Avila,[have a listen and/or read his profile.] Emerald Bay, Pueblo Bonito, 6 p.m. for “steak” night Kraken, Diego’s, 6 p.m.  ZaZ, [ have a listen]Twisted Mama’s, 7 p.m. Rezaka [ r ‘n r], La Catrina, 7 p.m. Adiccion, Lucky B’s, 7 p.m. Rob Lamonica’s Jazz Jam, La Bohemia, 7:00 p.m.  Kannon (r ‘n r, have a listen) GusGus GZ, 8:30 p.m.

Wednesdays: Marco & The Truth, Diego’s, 3 p.m. Kannon,  La Corriente, 3 p.m. Mong Dog, Barra al Mar, 5 p.m.  Rafael Rodriquez [easy, have a listen], Hotel Torres’s La Palapa, 6 p.m Suki & Ebano [mixed], Friends Diner, 6 p.m. La magia del Sax, Sergio Avila,[have a listen and/or read his profileTopolo, 6:30 p.m.  Tanya Carrum, [have a listenLa Catrina, 6:30 p.m.♦ Mundo Sánchez, Kafe-Denda,[have a listen] 7 p.m. ZaZ, [have a listenTwisted Mama’s, 7 p.m. Rex Rocks, Lucky B’s, 7 p.m. RIO – Rob Lamonica, Nacho [Ignacio Chavez] and Omar Rios,[have a listen] La Bohemia, 7 p.m.Tanya Twain, 28, 7 p.m. Smooth Jazz with Alexander, La Fábula, 8 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 KraKen, Diego’s, 9 p.m. . Los Brownies, Hoy Toca Sport Bar, 9:30  p.m.

Thursdays: Beggars Banquet, Surf’s Up Cafe, 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. [last show is April 19] El Grave [rock and pop], Coco’s Beach Club, 2 p.m. – 6 p.m. Kannon, El Velero [Stone Island] 3 – 7 p.m.  Noche de Karaoke, La Fábula, 6 p.m. Rock Creek [have a listen, ]La Palapa del Mar, 6 p.m.  Wingin’ It [Rob Lamonica and Lori Davidson], Water’s Edge 6:30 p.m. Adiccion, Twisted Mama’s, 7 p.m.  Rafael Rodriquez [easy, have a listen], Kelly’s Bar at Pueblo Bonito Emerald Bay, 7 p.m. Rex Rocks, Lucky B’s, 7 p.m.♦ Chain Michael Blues, 28, 7 p.m.  Los Cryps [oldies, r ‘n r], La Catrina, 7 p.m. Alexander Halim’s sax, La Barra Gourmet, 7:30 p.m La magia del Sax, Sergio Avila,[ have a listen and/or read his profile.] Agatha’s, 8 p.m.  Grupo Versátil, Time Machine, 8 p.m. Live music, Cheers The Pub, 8 p.m. KraKen, [r ‘n r mixed have a listen], Diego’s, 9 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: “Taco about Fridays” with Rob Lamonica + friends, [different show, different sounds each week] Surf’s Up,noon – 3 p.m.Los Cryps, Coco’s Beach Club, 2 p.m. ♦ Kannon, Cafe Pacificio [Machado] 4:40 p.m. Noche Mexicana,[ free Mexican fiesta show, mariachi, regional dancers, fireworks!] Aca Los Charros, 5 p.m  La Rezaka, Cheers, 6 p.m.♦ Maricruz and Chava [romantic bilingual singers], El Rincón de Nasha, 6 p.m. ♦ Mundo Sanchez, Kafe-Denda, 6:30 p.m.Rafael Rodriquez [easy, have a listen], Kelly’s Bar, Pueblo Bonito Emerald Bay, 7 p.m  Wingin’ It, [Rob Lamonica and Lori Davidson, have a listen], La Fábula, 6:30 p.m. Los Cryps, Friend’s Diner, 6 p.m. Retro, Twisted Mama’s, 6 p.m.  Kannon, Lucky B’s, 7 p.m. Chain Michael Blues, 28, 7 p.m. Alexander Halim’s sax, La Barra Gourmet, 7:30 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. Te Para Dos, F.I.S.H., 8 p.m Malavista SC, La Fábula, 9 p.m. Alex Malafama, Barra Al Mar, 9 p.m. Rootsterford [reggae have a listen], Barracruda’s, 9 p.m.  Rex Rocks, Coco’s, 9:30 p.m. Nissa Acustico Trio,[have a listen] Diego’s, 10 p.m. 

Saturdays: Beggars Banquet Surf’s Up, 1 p.m Los Cryps, [oldies, r ‘ r], Coco’s Beach Club, 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. La Rezaka, Cheers, 6 p.m.♦ KraKen,[ r’nr, have a listen ] Diego’s Beach House, 4 p.m Patricio Salas [romantic bilingual singer], Restaurant El Rincón de Nasha, 6 p.m. The Troubadours,[Rob Lamonica, Dave Oakey] La Fábula,  6:30 p.m. Adiccion, Twisted Mama’s, 7 p.m. Tanya Carrum, [have a listenWater’s Edge Bistro, 7 p.m. ♦ Rafael Rodriquez, [easy, have a listen], Kelly’s Bar at Pueblo Bonito Emerald Bay, 7 p.m Kannon, Lucky B’s, 7 p.m.♦ Tanya Twain, 28, 7 p.m.   Alexander Halim’s sax, La Bohemia, 7 p.m. Canto Altano (classical Mexican trio, trova, boleros), Casa Loma, 8 p.m KraKen,[have a listen] Las Flores Hotel, Buen Trio, Barra Al Mar, 9 p.m.  Cloakas, Hoy Toca Sport Bar, 9:30 p.m.  Te Para Dos, Cafe Pacifico, 9 p.m.

Sundays: La Magia del Sax, Sergio Avila, [have a listen and/or read his profile] Torres, La Palapa, 9 a.m. and then at Vittorio’s, 2 p.m. Buen Trio, Barra Al Mar, 5 p.m.  La Rezaka, Cheers, 6 p.m. Rafael Rodriquez, Heriberto Frias, between Gaia Bistrot and Casa Canobbio, 6 p.m. [have a listenReggae, Diego’s Beach House, 6 p.m. The Troubadours [ Rob Lamonica, Dave Oakey and often special musical guests – country, rock a little of everything] Pedro & Lola, 6:30 p.m.♦ Adiccion, Twisted Mama’s, 7 p.m. Rootsterford, El Pata Latino, 7 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, 9 p.m.   Los Brownies, Hoy Toca Sport Bar, 9:30 p.m.  Te Para Dos, Vancouver Wings GZ, 9:30 p.m.


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.

On Now: Photo exhibit by Keith Dannemiller and Antonio Tovar, Dos Miradas sobre un instante, over 40 photographs in various formats by these two American photographers. Galeria Rubio.

March 1 – April 14: Dianne Hofner Saphiere’s photo exhibit: Yo Soy Fuereña Naci de Aqui Muy Lejos/ I am a foreigner, born far away from here. 32 photographs based on the theme of El Corrido de Mazatlan, written by José Alfredo Jiménez. Galeria Angela Peralta.  

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. ON NOW: Gerardo Santamarina’s “From the Beginning” “is composed of twelve new works of art in different formats, and various techniques such as oils, drawings and mixed media. The show ends Thursday March 15.

Galeria Nautilus: An art gallery, a gift shop, have various seasonal exhibits. Constitución, #77. Exhibits change every month.

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:  Perhaps you’d enjoy Mark’s six videos on decor tips. [LOOK will be open for ArtWalk only, on Romanita de la Peña #29.]

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 in just a few short months this wonderful space has come alive. [to view Cecilia’s own artwork]

March 2 – May 11: Manon Côté’s Memorias del Tiempo in the Galeria Carlos Bueno. French Canadian artist Manon Côté’s exhibit is a mixture of textiles, prints and murals.

On Now: Art exhibit by Carlos Z, Hibridos: A 20-year retrospective, Museo de Arte, Galeria Roberto Pérez Rubio. 7 p.m. Carlos is one of Mazatlan’s most talented artists; it’s never the same style, he’s always challenging himself!On Now:Antonio López Saenz’s art exhibit Cuadernos de Viajethis show reflects all of Maestro’s early work, and all his thoughts when he was painting. As always, it’s joyful exhibit and it reflects Antonio’s love of Mazatlan. Showing in the salon named after this famous artist.

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 ha 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 is a not -for- profit community centre, located in Centro on Constitución #209. their calendar just went live! – look for movies, playreadings, special presentations it’s all here.


Mondays and Tuesdays: Cooking classes with Chef Alastair of Water’s Edge. Each class cost $1200 per person, and is limited to only eight people. In the intimate setting Chef will take you through the farm-to-table experience creating great meals with a wine pairing with each course. Classes are from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. “Learn the secrets of chef inspired meals.” Please call 136 0895 to reserve, or e mail:
Wednesdays:Organic and Artisan Market, Pacific Food Park, 5 p.m. – 9 p.m. ♦  Mercado Organico de Mazatlan/Mazaltan Farmers Market: looking for a new space, stay tuned.

Thursdays: NEW!
Cultura cooking classes with Paola Osuna, Culinary Curator. “Indulge yourself for an in-depth adventure to learn true ingredients, techniques and the history behind traditional and contemporary Mexican Food.” Limited to 8 people per class, $850, starts at 10 a.m. for four hours. Please rsvp  by 669 171 4800 or e:[p.s. you may remember Paola when she owned the restaurant Delirium on Sixto Osuna – a wonderful, dedicated, enthusiastic and highly educated teacher. Classes will be in Centro, location revealed upon your confirmation.] ♦ Water’s Edge Taco Tour, for reservations [in the evening], e mail:

AA meeting, closed meeting of Alcoholics Anonymous, every Friday at noon, Melville Hotel, contact 981 0149, or 669 107 6931 or e mail: for more information.

Saturdays: Organic Farmers Market, Saturdays from 8 a.m. to noon, in the Plaza Zaragoza ♦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.