Arts & Entertainment Calendar

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 and Weekly Activities.

~The Angela Peralta Theater~

(The Angela Peralta is located on Carnaval, in the Plazuela Machado, Centro. The box office is open Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. and on Saturdays from 9 a.m. until 3 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.)

~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. Even if it’s free, you must obtain your ticket 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.)

The Continuity of Life Monument

The Continuity of Life Monument

Friday August 7: Mazatlan Summer Concert Series continues: at Calle de la Ostra #1313 in Sabalo country. [ host is Hollie Roth] Fairly Honest Jon and the Truth will be performing. Please bring something to drink, some food to share and $50 for the music. 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Saturday August 8: Hot August Night Block Party: The block party takes place again at Macaws Bistro, but tonight’s party is also a fundraiser for Desayuno de Pollos. Your $150 ticket will go towards paying the band and the street closure permit. There will be raffle prizes and a silent auction with the proceeds going to Desayuno de Pollos. The block/rock party is headlined by ZaZ 2.0, have a listen and kicks off at 6 p.m. Your ticket includes one hot dog and one burger or two hot dogs or two burgers. Veggie burgers available as well.Expect great drink specials – Cosmos, margaritas and wine $50 and beer and soft drinks $20. If your last name ends in A to M please bring a side dish to share; N to Z bring a dessert. You can purchase your ticket at: Centro area – Macaws [Venustiano Carranza #4] and Helen James, james.helen383@gmail.com, 669 152 8943; Cerritos area – Kimberly Brown, ktchrkb@yahoo.com, 669 123 3087; Golden Zone area – Brenda Millirons, cal2luc@gmail.com, 669 164 0125. This block party is shaping up to be as much fun as the July 4th fiesta, perhaps even better!

Tuesday September 15: Independence Day, the evening. Mexico celebrates 205 years of independence, with a grand fiesta in the Plazuela República, Town Hall Square. El Grito, the cry of independence, is yelled across the square by all the people, and it’s led by mayor Carlos Felton González. The famous Grito de Dolores is a massive synchronized call that dates back to 1810, when Father Miguel Hidalgo cried out to his parish in the small town of Dolores – cried out against the Spanish colonial rule after 300 years. Today, the mayor calls out something relevant to the history, and the crowd yells VIVA! after each call out. If you decide to join this celebration you’ll be safe responding with two words: Viva Mexico! Depending on the city budget there could be fireworks too. The time? 10:30 p.m. on…However, the music begins at 5:30 p.m. with many special guests. All tbd.  Wednesday the 16th continues with more parties and the annual commemorative parade along the malecon.

Old creased photoNovember 1: Callejoneada del Dia de Muertos, Day of the Dead parade: the celebration of this important night (research claims this day has been honoured for 3000 years in Mexico) begins in the Plazuela Machado, around 8 p.m. You’ll see people dressed as skulls, skeltons and Catrinas. Create a costume and join the parade! Donkeys pull a cart loaded with free beer that is tossed into the waiting crowds. The route is small and stays in the streets of Centro. It starts on Constitución in the Machado,(Casa del Caracol, Melville, El Recreo) turns left at Venus, then onto Sixto Osuna (Museo Arqueológico, then left again at Venustiano Carranza (Museo de Arte), then onto Romantia de la Peña (Colegio Sinaloense) left on Heriberto Frias and ends on Libertad at the Angela Peralta. Many of the shops and galleries in Centro remain open so you can honour and pay respect to the altars they have built. This is a night when everyone quietly utters, “we see you.” Following the pararde (around 9 p.m.) there is another huge celebration inside the Angela Peralta Theatre. Organizers are promising exciting and traditional backstage events that will include many students from the dance and ballet school, artists and musicians – everyone works hard (and dresses up) to give the audience entertaining performances. Closer to the date, free tickets will be issued in the Machado to avoid long line-ups and congestion backstage.

Sunday November 15: The Mazatlan Comedy Club presents: David Gee and Kat Simmons. “A highly entertaining night of clean stand-up comedy”. Venados Showroom, Hotel Playa Mazatlan, $500 (cash only in the lobby of Hotel Playa), doors open at 5:30 p.m, show starts at 7 p.m. Your ticket includes an open bar and a buffet dinner. Just for laughs check out the acts

Sunday December 13: The Mazatlan Comedy Club presents Maureen Langan and Ritch Shydner. A highly entertaining night of clean stand-up comedy”. Venados Showroom, Hotel Playa Mazatlan, $500 (cash only in the lobby of Hotel Playa), doors open at 5:30 p.m, show starts at 7 p.m. Your ticket includes an open bar and a buffet dinner. Just for laughs check out the acts.

Sunday January 10: The Mazatlan Comedy Club presents Leland Klassen and Matt Falk.  A highly entertaining night of clean stand-up comedy”. Venados Showroom, Hotel Playa Mazatlan, $500 (cash only in the lobby of Hotel Playa), doors open at 5:30 p.m, show starts at 7 p.m. Your ticket includes an open bar and a buffet dinner. Just for laughs check out the acts.

Sunday January 17: Farm to Table 2016: This long- awaited gourmet event is returning – bigger and better than ever! Participating restaurants are: El Caprichito (Culiacan); Cayenna (Panama Group, Culiacan); Water’s Edge Bistro (Mazatlan); Raggio Cocina Casual (Mazatlan); Ricco’s Coffee Shop (Mazatlan); and F.I.S.H. (Fresh International Seafood House, Mazatlan). Event planner Sarah Emerson along with her team, is busy organizing all details. So far – you can expect a five course lunch, complete with shade, quiet music, white linens, china, crystal and silver. Kind of like a Mexican Downton Abbey in Chuy Lizárraga’s farm, Tropic of Cancer. A elegant farm to table experience with fresh, new taste sensations for you. Bus transportation will be provided (slight extra cost) departing from key points in Mazatlan and Culiacan.  Most likely the event will begin around 12:30 p.m. and ticket price is still being firmed up [the 2014 event was $1000, somewhere in that ballpark]. There is only room for 200 guests and you can reserve today just by e mailing Tracey Grantham: tracey@thewatersedgemaz.com. All the details will be resolved by November.

Thursday January 28: Cat’s ‘n Jammers Unplugged: The popular Dixieland jazz band returns to the intimate space inside the Shrimp Bucket – not the courtyard, but right inside the restaurant. The band has a BIG following from women in Culiacan – don’t wait too long to get your tickets! (have a listen) Details to follow.

Friday January 29 and Saturday January 30: The 7th Annual Mardi Gras Party! Cats ‘n Jammers Dixieland Jazz band is excited to be back and to get you up dancing to the irresistible sounds of New Orlean’s jazz. (have a listenThe Shrimp Bucket, 6 p.m., $500, details to follow, save the date.

Sunday January 31: The 3rd Annual Great Gatsby Party – takes place in the elegant Casa Garcia, El Presidio. Costumes, boas, cigarette holders, bring on the accessories (women and men) for this wonderful night of swing, blues, and a touch of Dixieland – brought to you by Cats ‘n Jammers. 6 p.m., details to follow.

Thursday February 4 – Tuesday February 9:mask1
Carnaval!

This is the 118th year for Carnaval in Mazatlan. Cultura is working behind the scenes deciding on the theme and a thousand other details that make this Mardi Gras fiesta such a success. By mid November all the entertainment, pricing and events will be announced. In the meantime, this is a guide to events [based on previous years] and please note the pricing is based on 2015 – for your budgeting purposes. All subject to change!

Usually, there are ten candidates for queens (Reina del Carnaval), five candidates for kings (Rey de La Alegria) and two for child queen (Reina Infantial). Candidates, friends and family spend months (and money) on the campaigns. You may find this video below interesting. It’s an interview with two ex –queens; mother, Lupita Bernal and daughter, Lissy Bernal.

 

 

The street party in Centro begins on Thursday February 4 and goes for six nights, with the final night being Tuesday February 9. Music stages compete for your listening and dancing pleasure. The beer is flowing, the Malecon is jam packed, so travel lightly. Starting in early January: tickets for all events are purchased at the Angela Peralta box office, even for the baseball stadium. Box office hours will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., and 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. The kiosk, outside the theatre, is open from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tickets are also available at the Gran Plaza, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Entrance fee to the party on Olas Altas is around $40.

Friday January 15: Carnaval Parade Preview: this is not the full parade, it’s designed to create excitement and give you a taste for the “really big parade” on February 7. The Mexican children adore this preview. The parade route is along the “back streets” – it starts at the Aquarium, goes along Ejercito Mexicano, then Juan Carrasco, Aquiles Serdán, to Miguel Alemán, a brief appearance on Olas Altas and turns on Angel Flores to the Town Hall Square, Plazuela República. Start time is around 4 p.m.

Friday January 22: Cómputo final, the final computer tally for queens. Music and celebration in the Plazuela República (Town Hall Square) around 6 p.m. Tonight the candidates, via votes, are narrowed down to a precious few. All free with tons of music and guest singers.

Saturday January 23: Elección de reinas, the election of the queens. Always an exciting evening at the Angela Peralta. It has great musical numbers and the candidates have many costume changes (in sky-high heels) as well as answering important questions from the judges. It’s a serious process and like all beauty pageants, tension and excitement is in the air. Angela Peralta, 7 p.m., $250-$450

Saturday January 31: Velada de las Artes/ The evening of the Arts. Cultura always offers a star-studded evening with special guest artists. Angela Peralta, 8 p.m., $250-$500. (Traditionally there will be a special presentation for the annual literature prize so plan on listening to a few speeches. Be patient, the show is worth the wait!)

Thursday February 4: Inauguración de la muestra gatronónmica/gourmet food exhibition in Plazuela Machado. Mingle with kings and queens and sample special foods prepared by restaurants surrounding the square. There will be regional dishes and delicious desserts served every day during Carnaval starting at 2 p.m. Lots of activities will also take place in the bandstand for children.

Thursday February 4: Coronation of the King of Happiness/ Coronación Rey de la Alegria, Always set to a backdrop popular regional music and often rock stars of banda groups make special appearances. Free. 7:30 p.m. along Olas Altas.

Thursday February 4: 4th Annual Masquerade/ Baile de Fantasia.  The costume ball is a parade of gorgeous ambassador queens from around the world. Winners of the contest will get a chance to ride on one of the floats in the Carnaval parade. You’ll be dancing to live music and eating delicious food. The event is held at Terraza Las Pargos on Chamelta #230 in Playa Sur (behind Farmacia Guadalajara on Carnaval, lots of parking). Doors open at 7:30. Your $500 ticket includes all the entertainment and food, but there is a cash bar. Tickets will be available at the Angela Peralta box office, the kiosk in the Machado and at the kiosk at the Gran Plaza.

Friday February 5: Coronation pageant for Queen of the flower games/Coronación Reina de los Juegos Florales: always features a popular singer or group and sometimes the Sinaloa Symphony Orchestra, OSSLA performs. Estadio Teodoro Mariscal/ Baseball Stadium. 8:30 p.m., $300 – $700.

Saturday February 6: Coronation pageant for the Queen of Carnaval/ Coronación Reina del Carnaval. Cultura usually books super-stars or Grammy award winners for this special night. Depending on how famous the person/group is the prices can vary; in 2015 there were six categories ranging from general admission – $200 to the zona dorada (gold zone) $1,500.(Children’s prices are from $100 – $400) Estadio Teodoro Mariscal/ Baseball Stadium, 6:30 p.m.

Saturday February 6: Burning of the Bad Humour/Quema del mal humor; each year political or “outspoken” people are in the running, and the Mexicans always wonder who will be chosen to burn in effigy. The choice is always a surprise! Olas Altas, 9 p.m. Free.

Saturday February 6: Naval battle fought on the water (and the shore) with fireworks/Combate Naval, Olas Altas, 10:30 p.m. In December think about reserving your viewing spot- Casa Lucila’s, The Freeman, a friend’s condo – any place high up, these choreographed fireworks to music are not to be missed. Free.

Sunday February 7: First Carnaval Parade/Primer Desfile de Carnaval, starts at 5:30 p.m. at the Fisherman’s Monument/Monumento al Pescador and goes north to Valentino’s on Rafael Buelna. Themed floats and loads of live music. Unlike any other parade you have ever seen – party like a Mazatleco! Free.

Monday February 8: Children’s Costume Ball/Baile Infantil, Salón Espectaculare, 10:30 a.m., on Av. Camaron Sabalo in front of the Hotel Quijote Inn.

Monday February 8: Coronation of the Child Queen of Carnaval/Coronación Reina Infantil – featuring a popular Mexican duo, or group, or band. It changes every year, and every year the people are thrilled with the acts. Estadio Teodoro Mariscal/ Baseball Stadium, 6:30 p.m. $100 – $400.

Monday February 8: A light parade/desfile nocturno y luces en Puerto Viejo; parade of light in Centro on the Avenida del Mar, 9:30 p.m. Free. All weather permitting.

Tuesday February 9: Second Carnaval Parade/Segundo Desfile de Carnaval, 4:30 p.m. from the Aquarium south along the Malecon to Miguel Aleman. It’s a mini version of the Sunday parade, but still has many floats and musical groups. Free.

Sunday February 7: Super Bowl 50/Golden Super Bowl

Sunday February 14: The Mazatlan Comedy Club presents Corny Rempel & Cathy Ladman. “A highly entertaining night of clean stand-up comedy”. Venados Showroom, Hotel Playa Mazatlan, $500 (cash only in the lobby of Hotel Playa), doors open at 5:30 p.m, show starts at 7 p.m. Your ticket includes an open bar and a buffet dinner. Just for laughs check out the acts.

Sunday March 13: The Mazatlan Comedy Club presents Michael Mancini and Frances Dilorinzo.“A highly entertaining night of clean stand-up comedy”. Venados Showroom, Hotel Playa Mazatlan, $500 (cash only in the lobby of Hotel Playa), doors open at 5:30 p.m, show starts at 7 p.m. Your ticket includes an open bar and a buffet dinner. Just for laughs check out the acts.

Sunday March 20 – March 26: Semana Santa During the day the party is in the Golden Zone and beyond. At night it moves to Centro; in 2014 the city introduced Bandódromo and it proved to be popular with the Mexicans. There are four music stations along Olas Altas and the banda music goes from 8 p.m. until 4 a.m -mostly likely on March 24,25 and 26. The streets are packed with everyone dancing to the Sinaloa banda music. If a street fiesta with loud music does not appeal to you, best to depart Centro before 7:30 p.m. on those days.

Wednesday March 30 – April 3: The International Motorcycle Week/Moto Week/Semana Internacional de la Moto Mazatlan. In time, details will be listed here  The big Moto Week parade takes place on Saturday April 2 – leaves the Aquarium area around 5 p.m. and lands in Centro close to 6:30 p.m.

~DAILY MUSIC NOTES~

THE FAIRLY ACCURATE DAILY MUSIC SCHEDULE

  Please confirm if your band is playing – call ahead! All restaurants and bars are listed in The Directory, click here for address, opening hours and phone numbers – it’s fairly accurate!   Many of your groups (24) are on The Bandstand, please click here to listen

Mondays: Rafael Rodriguez, (easy/mixed), Kelly’s Bar, Pueblo Bonita Emerald Bay, 7:30 p.m.(have a listen) ♦ Kannon (r ‘n r, have a listen) GusGus GZ, 8:30 p.m. ♦ Live music, Pedro & Lola, often Tecomate Jazz Trio, 8 ish

Tuesdays:  Mazatlan Karaoke, El Shrimp Bucket, 6 p.m. ♦ Kannon (r ‘n r, have a listen) GusGus GZ, 8:30 p.m. ♦ Live music, Pedro & Lola, often Tecomate Jazz Trio, 8 ish ♦ Rafael Rodriquez (easy listening) Torres Mazatlan, 9 p.m.

Wednesdays: Kannon, La Corriente, 5 p.m. ♦ Mundo Sánchez, Angelina’s Kitchen, 7 p.m.♦ Kannon (r ‘n r, have a listen) GusGus GZ, 8:30 p.m. ♦ Live dance band, family atmosphere, La Fonda de Chalio, 8:30 p.m.♦ Lori Davidson +1, Pedro y Lola, 9 p.m.

Thursdays:  Lori Davidson Solo,  Social, 6:30 p.m. ♦ Sergio Avila, (smooth sax), Topolo, 7 p.m. ♦ Los Brownies, F.I.S.H. 8 p.m ♦ Alexis Felix (have a listen), Wine Bar Bodega los Amigos, 8 p.m.♦ Rafael Rodriquez (easy/mixed) Kelly’s Bar Pueblo Bonito, 7:30 p.m.♦ ZaZ 2.0,  Baja Style, 8 p.m. ♦ Live music, Tecomate Jazz Trio, Pedro y Lola , 8:30 p.m. ♦ Live dance band, family atmosphere, La Fonda de Chalio, 9  p.m.♦ Los Cryps, La Copa de Leche, 9 p.m ♦Live music (varies) Raizc3s, 9 p.m. ♦ Lo que cantamos las mujeres (Heidi ++), La Bohemia, 10:30 p.m.

Fridays: Mundo Sánchez (romantic vocals and guitar), Topolo, 7 p.m. (have a listen) ♦Rafael Rodriguez (easy, mixed), Kelly’s Bar, Pueblo Bonito Emerald Bay, 7:30  p.m. ♦ Oscar and Javier Rojas (Spanish/English favourites), La Copa de Leche, 7 p.m ♦ Lina’s Party-Time Karaoke, El Cid Marina, 7 p.m. ♦ Arsenio, (romantic), Casa Loma, 7:30 p.m.  ♦ Salty Feet (r&r), Puerto Viejo, 8 p.m. ♦ Live dance band, family atmosphere, La Fonda de Chalio, 8:30 p.m. ♦ Jazz band, Pedro & Lola, 8:30 p.m.♦ Live music (varies),  El Shrimp Bucket, 8 p.m ♦ Karaoke, La Catrina, 8 p.m.♦ Mexican mixed, La Chupiteria, 8:30 p.m ♦ Alexis Felix, Water’s Edge, 9 p.m. ♦ Rex, Baja Style, 9:30 p.m.♦ Kanta Karaoke (with Denise and Gaby), La Bohemia, 9:30 p.m.

Saturdays:  Oscar and Javier Rojas (Spanish/English favourites), La Copa de Leche, 7 p.m.♦ Mundo Sánchez, (romantic vocals and guitar, have a listen), Topolo, 7 p.m. ♦ Live music, varies, kiosk Plazuela Machado, 7 p.m. ♦ Los Brownies, F.I.S.H., 7 p.m. ♦ Rafael Rodriquez, Kelly’s Bar, Emerald Bay, 7:30 p.m. ♦ Canto Altano (classical Mexican trio, trova, boleros), Casa Loma, 8 p.m  ♦ Mariachi band, El Mil Amores, Marina, 8 p.m.♦ Salty Feet (r&r), Puerto Viejo, 8 p.m.♦ Guest bands, Machado Kiosk, 8 p.m. ♦ Live dance band, family atmosphere, La Fonda de Chalio, 8:30 ♦ Lori Davidson +1 (mixed/easy)  Pedro & Lola, 9 p.m.(have a listen)♦ Alexis Felix (acoustic guitar, have a listen), Water’s Edge, 9 p.m. ♦ Live music (varies) La Catrina, 9 p.m.♦ Rex, ( r ‘n r) Baja Style, 9 p.m.

Sundays:  Los Cryps, La Copa de Leche, 6 p.m. ♦ Lina’s Party-Time Karaoke, El Shrimp Bucket, 6 p.m. ♦ Live music, (often Rafael Rodriquez) kiosk in the Plazuela Machado, 7:30 p.m ♦ Live dance band, family atmosphere, La Fonda de Chalio, 8:30  ♦ Live music, varies Baja Style, 8:30 p.m.

IN CONCERT (DJs and late-night groups)

Thursday July 30: El Mimoso in Concert, El Mil Amores Marina, 8 p.m.

Friday July 31: Heidi Herrera in Concert, El Mil Amores Marina, 8 p.m.

Friday July 31: Noche Bohemia with Alberto Zamudio, El Shrimp Bucket, 9 p.m.

Saturday August 1: Miguel Ramirez [El Negro], Diego’s Casa de Playa, 11 p.m.

Saturday August 8: Eyes of Sheila [Tepic]; LV Secret Society [Mazatlan]; Sriracha [Culiacan], La Bohemia, 9 p.m.

Saturday August 8: Enrique Kwen, Diego’s Casa de Playa, 11 p.m.

Saturday August 15: Kawas, Diego’s Casa de Playa, 11 p.m.

Saturday August 22: Ce Ceña, Diego’s Casa de Playa, 11 p.m.

Saturday August 29: Emanuel Rueda, Diego’s Casa de Playa, 11 p.m.

Saturday September 12: Doc, Diego’s Casa de Playa, 11 p.m.

Saturday September 19: Xerpent, Diego’s Casa de Playa, 11 p.m.

Saturday October 3: Ron-E, Diego’s Casa de Playa, 11 p.m.

The Brenster & Carrum Show Country Concert Series
2015/2016 in Mazatlan

The concerts will take place in a new venue – La Pergola Show Room in the El Cid Resorts at 6 p.m. This season promises lots of new music, more superstars and world-class entertainment in this state of the art showroom than can seat 840 fans. Your ticket price of $600 includes an elaborate buffet dinner and open bar (with top brands). Tickets go on sale September 1 and you’ll have a variety of options/places to buy them from. Fans can follow the singers, their bios, their awards, by going to http://countryinmazatlan.com/

 

SPECIAL GUESTS INCLUDE

Friday November 20: The Good Brothers – “Country Legends”

Friday December 18: Gary Fjellgaard and Valdy – “The Contenders”

Friday January 22: Michelle Wright, Patricia Conroy, Beverley Mahood – “The 3 Amigas”

Friday February 19: Gil Grand, Duane Steele, Jake Mathews – “The 3 Amigos”

Friday March 18: Kenny Shaw – “Canada’s #1 Musical Comedian”

Tanya Carrum

(If you are not familiar with The Brenster & Carrum Show (Brent McAthey and Tanya Carrum) then be prepared to have your socks knocked off. This duo is electric with excitement. Excitement to perform just for you, excitement to give you your money’s worth, they are alive with the sound of music. Their hour and half is filled with duos and solos. Together they perform classics such as “I won’t dance, don’t ask me”, “The lady is a tramp”, “He drinks tequila and she talks dirty in Spanish”, and they close the show with their signature song, “I like you so much.”
As for the solos, wow! Brent has eight costume changes and performs everything from Tom Jones’s “She’s a lady”, to Leonard Cohen’s “I’m your man” to “Tie a yellow ribbon round the old oak tree”. Brent’s colourful shirts  just can’t compete with Tanya’s sexy corsets, tight jeans or velvet skirts. She’s all woman, singing in English, Spanish and Italian. She easily belts out “Don’t cry for me Argentina” in Spanish, of course, and switches to Italian and sings Caruso’s “Lucio Dalla.” She’s so passionate about her singing, it will bring tears to your eyes. Then she’ll vamp it up in a mariachi outfit (talk about an eye-popper) and a glam sombrero that only Tanya could wear. It’s a glorious show, it’s genuine and generous. They give the gift of an electric energy. And this gift keeps on giving.)

 

~EL RECREO – MAZATLAN FILM AND THEATER~

El Recreo is a not -for- profit community centre, located in Centro on Constitución #209. For full movie synopsis, or to make a reservation for a special presentation, please go to: http://mazact.com  Reserving just got easier with MF&T’s new online booking system. All movies are $35, payable at the door and the tickets go on sale 30 minutes before the screening. Often you’ll see the words “sold out”; sometimes ticket holders can’t make it, so you may be able to buy a ticket minutes before the performance. El Recreo activities/movies resume in October.

~GALLERIES~

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

Delirium Galeria: This gallery and bistro has revolving exhibits, always worth stopping in, Sixto Osuna #24, open from 1 p.m., closed Sundays.

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

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

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

Museo de Arte:  There are three galleries – the permanent collection is in the Sala Antonio López Saenz. Changing exhibits are in both the Sala Roberto Perez Rubio, and Sala Carlos Bueno galleries. Closed Sundays. Monday to Friday open from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. and again from 4 p.m. – 6 p.m. and on Saturdays from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. Please be aware that these hours can vary and are not always accurate!

LOOK Vintage and Modern Gallery:  A New York- style gallery and art shop.  Owner Mark Jay  has been in retail and merchandising all of his life. He’s very annoying – he constantly purchases items you can’t resist buying. He knows what you want before you do. LOOK is on Sixto Osuna #59; Open Monday to Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. If you wish to watch videos of Mark’s Decor Tips please click here.  Note: LOOK is closed from May until October, by appointment only: Mark Jay – 669 149 3911; Rosemary Hunter – 669 147 6158

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

 ~WEEKLY ACTIVITIES~

 (Many of the events in Plazuela Zaragoza are hosted by DIF – Desarrollo Integral de la Familia – a community service that enhances the lives and well-being of Mexicans. Everyone is invited to participate.  To read more about DIF and their good work, please click here.)

Mondays: Cardio aerobics, Plazuela Zaragoza, 8:15 a.m. – 9:15 a.m, $15;  yoga,
Plazuela Zaragoza, from 8 a.m. – 9 a.m., $20 ♦ Attention to Citizens is run by Lisa Lankins who works for DIF. If you have city complaints such as noise, street lights, garbage (or positive suggestions) Lisa will take your complaint/observation and co-ordinate with various departments. She does not handle CFE reports or problems with private businesses. All free, from 8:30 a.m to noon, Plazuela Zaragoza.

Tuesdays:  Cardio aerobics, Plazuela Zaragoza, 8:15 a.m. – 9:15 a.m, $15; Plazuela Zaragoza ♦ Attention to Citizens is run by Lisa Lankins who works for DIF. If you have city complaints such as noise, street lights, garbage (or positive suggestions) Lisa will take your complaint/observation and co-ordinate with various departments. She does not handle CFE reports or problems with private businesses. All free, from 8:30 a.m to noon, Plazuela Zaragoza.♦ English Conversation Club – free and for everyone who wishes to practice English. All ages and stages are most welcome, Plazuela Zaragoza, 5 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Wednesdays: Cardio aerobics, Plazuela Zaragoza, 8:15 a.m. – 9:15 a.m, $15; yoga, Plazuela Zaragoza, from 8 a.m. – 9 a.m., $20 ♦ Attention to Citizens is run by Lisa Lankins who works for DIF. If you have city complaints such as noise, street lights, garbage (or positive suggestions) Lisa will take your complaint/observation and co-ordinate with various departments. She does not handle CFE reports or problems with private businesses. All free, from 8:30 a.m to noon, Plazuela Zaragoza. ♦ Taller de Pintura y Dibujo/ painting and drawing lessons. Teachers are devoting their time to instruct children and adults. Please bring materials – pencils, pens, water colours, $5 for the materials – 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. Plazuela Zaragoza

Thursdays: Cardio aerobics, Plazuela Zaragoza, 8:15 a.m. – 9:15 a.m, $15, Plazuela Zaragoza ♦ Attention to Citizens is run by Lisa Lankins who works for DIF. If you have city complaints such as noise, street lights, garbage (or positive suggestions) Lisa will take your complaint/observation and co-ordinate with various departments. She does not handle CFE reports or problems with private businesses. All free, from 8:30 a.m to noon, Plazuela Zaragoza ♦ Al-Anon meeting from 10 a.m. for one hour, at La Mision ,Camaron Sabolo #306, between the DQ and OXXO store, last door on the left.(call Pam at  669 139 8116 to check meeting hours.) ♦ Singers from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. followed by  Tardes de Danzón/dancing evenings) learn, or just dance, free, 5:30 -9 p.m., Plazuela Zaragoza. $7 to rent a chair.

Fridays: Cardio aerobics, 8:15 a.m. – 9:15 a.m, $15; yoga, Plazuela Zaragoza, Yogafrom 8 a.m. – 9 a.m. also at Plazuela Zaragoza $20 ♦ Attention to Citizens is run by Lisa Lankins who works for DIF. If you have city complaints such as noise, street lights, garbage (or positive suggestions) Lisa will take your complaint/observation and co-ordinate with various departments. She does not handle CFE reports or problems with private businesses. All free, from 8:30 a.m to noon, Plazuela Zaragoza ♦ AA meeting, closed meeting of Alcoholics Anonymous, every Friday at noon, Melville Hotel, contact 981 0149, or 669 107 6931 or e mail: maltese@shaw.ca for more information. ♦ Historia de Mazatlan/History of Mazatlan – professors and people from all walks of life enjoy sharing the history of Mazatlan, in Spanish, free from 6 p.m. 8 p.m.

Saturdays:   The arts and crafts bazaar in the Plazuela Machado. Original designs,jewellery, purses,  – it’s a super shopping spot from  5 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Sundays: Atardecer Musical/Musical afternoons, Plazuela Zaragoza, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. (singers bring back-up music) you’ll hear some “amazing voices.”  $7 to rent a chair.