Arts & Entertainment Calendar

The church is located on Germán Evers between the streets of Cañonero Tampico and 16 de Septiembre. 8 p.m., $50 donation to the church.

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Around TownDaily 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 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. and on Saturdays from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. 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. The new Cultura team is “massaging” the website and the online feature. Currently, neither are working but the box office is!]

Thursday December 13 and Friday December 14: Un Sueno en Navidad/a Christmas dream in past years it has been known as Gala Navideña. Nothing says happy holidays like the annual Christmas Concert which closes the fall season at the Angela Peralta. Always a joyful production with a cast of thousands: Angela Pearlta Choral group [all volunteers], La Camerata Mazatlan under the baton of Pércival Alvarez, Ballet Folclórico directed by Javier Arcadia, and our local ballet school [Ballet Clásico de Mazatlan] directed by Zoila Fernández. “…music song and dance come together in an exceptional show…this concert will revive the value of the family and peace…”  Plus, there are always last minute guest surprises. 8 p.m. $200 – $350

[Gordon Campbell’s Sunday Concert series has been confirmed! Celebrating its 7th year of exciting and original concerts, tickets are available now at the Angela Peralta box office.]

Sunday January 6: A Gordon Campbell Concert: The Big Bang without the theory –  “of course this is a percussion ensemble banging on everything you can imagine from drums to cowbells and yet surprisingly melodious with marimbas, xylophones, bells, etc…Fernando Correa, principal percussionist of the Orquesta Sinfónica Sinaloa de las Artes, OSSLA has formed a young group, some of them very young; maybe you remember Pint Sized Percussion, of highly trained professionals with the idea to infuse melody and rhythm with a large dose of humor.” $350, noon.

January 13: A Gordon Campbell Concert: Coro de la Comunidad de Culiacan  -singing messiahs from George Friedrich Händel. The volunteer choral group now has over a 100 members. You’ll be treated to: Confort ye my people, tenor; Every valley shall be exalted, tenor;And the Glory of the Lord, choral;Thus saith the Lord, bass;who may abide the day of his coming?, bass; And He shall purify, choral; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, mezzo; O thou that tellest good tidings to Zion, mezzo y choral; For, behold, darkness shall cover the earth, bass;The people that walked in darkness, bass;For unto us a Child is born, choral; Pastoral Symphony-There were shepherds abiding in the field, soprano; And Lo! The angel of the Lord came upon them, soprano; And suddenly there was with the angel, soprano;Glory to God, choral; Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion, soprano; Then shall the eyes of the blind be opened, mezzo; He shall feed His flock like a shepherd, mezzo; Come unto him, soprano;His yoke is easy, and His burden is light, choral; Hallelujah, choral. $350, noon.

Sunday January 20:A Gordon Campbell Concert: Música Romántica Mexican Cuarteto Ventura. The Ventura Quartet returns with such wonderful songs as Bésame Mucho, La última noche, amor,amor, amor and perfume de gardenia – and there are 18 more! $350, noon.

Sunday January 27: A Gordon Campbell Concert:  Internationally acclaimed Corky Siegel and his Chamber Blues Ensemble. Maestro has this to say about Corky Siegel: “Along with the likes of John Cage, Steve Reich, Phillip Glass, and Meredith Monk, he is the recipient of a Meet the Composer/Reader’s Digest Commissioning Program for New American Music grant for chamber music composition resulting in his Chamber Blues ensemble’s popular Aunt Lila’s Suite; he has also been honored with the Illinois Arts Council Fellowship Award for Music Composition, the Chicago Music Awards’ Lifetime Achievement Award, and induction into the Chicago Blues Hall of Fame. …one of the world’s great blues harmonica players, and is a celebrated composer, blues pianist, singer, songwriter, band leader and author.” $350, noon.

Sunday February 3: A Gordon Campbell Concert: Cuarta Sinfonia de Gustav Mahler: featuring award-winning soprano Rosa Maria Dávila and Camerata Campbell [now up to 21 members]. $350, noon.

Sunday February 17: A Gordon Campbell Concert: Gordon’s String Favorites. Maestro has an interesting program with a wide and varied selection – along with the Camerata Campbell members. $350, noon.

Sunday February 24: A Gordon Campbell Concert: The Trout by Franz Schubert. “Schubert wrote his popular Trout Quintet when he was just 22. It got its name because the fourth movement is a set of variations on an earlier Schubert song called, funnily enough, The Trout. The song was originally a warning to young women against being ‘caught’ by ‘angling’ young men. But Schubert didn’t set the final lines of the poem, preferring to concentrate on evoking the image of the trout in water and the reaction to it being caught by a fisherman.” $350, noon.

~Around Town~

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

 

Saturday December 15: Los Güeros Poker Run: as always everyone is welcome and today it starts at noon at La Palapa del Mar and moves to four other bars/restaurants after La Palapa. You must purchase one item at each place to roll the dice [water, coffee, beer].

Saturday December 15: Cultura is showing free movies at Casa Haas, tonight’s film is La La Land, 6 p.m., first come, first served.

Saturday December 15: Juan Cierol, and Alets Malafama, Shrimp Bucket, 9 p.m. $100

Saturday December 15: Sin Bandera, Una Ultima Vez: the name is loosely translated as flagless or without flag – as this Latin pop duo has been influenced by jazz, R&B, specifically Keith Jarrett, Bill Evans, Thelonious Monk and Charlie Parker. Noel Schajris is from Bueno Aires, and Leonel Garciá is from Mexico City. They are immensely popular award-winning duo. Mazatlan International Center, 669 989 6060, www.boletomovil.com, 9 p.m.

Sunday December 16: Artist and writer Susan Carnes will present her historical novel Hotel Belmar: The Ghost Has the Key. El Recreo 3 p.m.,[Constitución #209 entrance is free. Here’s a review by writer May Wong: “S.K. Carnes delivers again with her newest book, Hotel Belmar: The Ghost Has the Key. Fall into Carnes’ hypnotic telling of the history of Mazatlan, Mexico, known as the “Pearl of the Pacific.” Set in the historic Hotel Belmar, in the heart of Old Town Mazatlan, Carnes leads us through the winding hallways to meet the ghosts of political leaders, military heroes and rebels, authors and poets, stars of stage and film, and the rich and famous (and infamous) who lived in old world luxury. There, they loved, danced, created, were wined and dined, and some even died (or were murdered.) Well-researched, supported with details from the municipal archives and anecdotes from local historians and long-term residents, Carnes relates a sometimes complex and convoluted history in a unique and always entertaining way.”Joaquin Lopez Hernandez will join Susan in the presentation.  He is a “detective of history,” a professor and noted lecturer on the history of Mazatlan, Teacapan and Mexico

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

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

Thursday December 20: Noche de Luz: a magical musical concert in the historical observatory [1873] – than many of us have never seen – as its on private property. The special concert is brought to you by Vivace Productions [Raul Rico] and it’s a fundraiser for a new group wanting to rescue and greatly improve El Faro and Crestón Hill called Parque Natural Faro. But first the concert. It’s divided into three parts: opera, starring baritone José Adán Pérez, mezzosoprano Sarah Holcome, and soprano Rebeca de Rueda. On the piano is the world-famous Michiyo Morikawa. The second concert will be Mexican favourites and the third concert is Christmas music with many familiar Christmas Carols. Tickets for this magical fundraiser [hola, the view alone is worth it!] is$800, and they can be purchased at Deco Diseño, Camarón Sabalo #610, [669 916 5393, open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m] and in Centro at La Tramoya Restaurant in the Machado from Tuesdays to Sundays from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. Transportation to the observatory leaves at 4:30 p.m. from the old custom house [aduana] on Venustiano Carranza and Miguel Alemán. You can’t drive there on your own! There’s a welcome cocktail at 5 p.m. and the concert begins at 6 p.m.

Now more about this exciting and much-needed fundraiser: “This project has emerged as a local initiative with a participatory governance approach. Its objective is to generate a greater sense of collective ownership in our community for this valuable natural and cultural heritage and facilitate its long-term sustainability as well as to promote the well-being and quality of life of the mazatleco people. We are proud to announce the donation and installation of three webcams that will give a panoramic view from the lighthouse of the city’s breathtaking vistas and they will be transmitting simultaneously these beautiful landscapes that the Mazatlan Lighthouse offers, making it an accessible site for everyone. We also want to make public that the Lighthouse area has from now on free WiFi for everybody to enjoy, sponsored by “México Conectado” and promoted through the Secretary of Communications and Transportation (SCT). You may access these beautiful views from the Lighthouse by clicking on the following links:

https://video.nest.com/live/SYf6m7AMCG

https://video.nest.com/live/rQUtPOJEkF

https://video.nest.com/live/bVy3ilGNxV

Parque Natural Faro really hopes you’ll support this fundraiser/ concert with the purpose of cleaning up and eliminating all the garbage etc. in and around El Faro. This is a wonderful opportunity to see the view from the observatory and to hear an amazing concert!  [if you have questions or trouble obtaining tickets, please contact Veronica Rico at 669 148 4010 or e mail, veronica.rico@me.com.or call 669 916 5393]

December 20: Concierto Navideño – the 3rd anniversary of Kids Symphony – an orchestra comprised of children from Tlaxcala, Huamantla, Culiacan, CDMX and Mazatlan, 7:30 p.m., $50, at the Antonio Haas Theatre [NOT Casa Haas], at the Fisherman’s monument, for more information call 669 111 1789.

Thursday December 20: Tribute to Joaquin Sabina by Alets Malafama, Shrimp Bucket, 9 p.m., $80.

Saturday December 22: Concierto Navideño in the Church Parroquia Cristo Rey [located on Germán Evers between the streets of Cañonero Tampico and 16 de Septiembre. This concert will feature the amazing voices of: Jorge Echeagary, tenor; Gabriela Vadillo, soprano; Mariela Angulo, mezzosoprano, and Pablo López on the piano. It starts a 8 p.m. with a $50 to the church.

Tuesday December 25: Christmas Day. Many restaurants are closed giving their staff time to spend with their families. However, Twisted Mama’s is serving her usual wonderful Christmas dinner buffet, $390 for adults, $235 for children under 12. Turkey, ham, all the trimmings ++. Reserve by calling 669 129 202, or e: twisted_mamas@hotmail.com. Brenster’s Beach Bash at Diego’s, is having Christmas Dinner too!

Friday December 28: Thai Night at La Olivia. Chef Barbara Gutierrez [who took cooking classes in Thailand] is offering a five course dinner for $650. Real Thai flavours! To reserve: call Barbara at 669 240 5840 or e: laolivia216@gmail.com [La Olivia has only been open for two months and is located on Belisario Dominguez #1216 at Libertad.

Monday December 31:  New Years Eve – with parties from Centro to Cerritos – impossible to capture them all, but The Brenster has announced his special concert at La Catrina, $900 – SOLD OUT but add your name to the wait list by e mailing: sugheyvg@hotmail.com. That is the e mail for La Catrina’s management. Tanya Carrum will be performing at Water’s Edge. Gaia Bistrot is celebrating an elegant dinner with La Falsa Orquestra Cubana. Twisted Mama’s has a wonderful dinner planned with music by Rex. Lucky B’s, with ZaZ.

PHOTOGRAPHY SCAVENGER HUNT AND FUNDRAISER.
[This invitation is open to one and all and is from Lenny Wollitz. MazatlanLife is delighted to help him spread the word.]

WHO: People of all skill levels who would like to have a fun afternoon with their camera and other photographers. Any camera from cell phones to professional equipment.
What: The scavenger hunt. This is not a contest, it’s just for fun. Each shooter will get a list of 10 items to capture within 90 minutes. Every list will be the same so the challenge is to be creative and compose photos that will be different from the others. Think outside of the box! The nice people at MazatlanLife will provide a place for us to post photos by category to view online.
The fundraiser is for the Floreser home for Girls. Heather Wanless (the pie lady) who teaches the girls how to sew and they make coasters, hot pads, etc. to sell at the organic market on Saturdays at Plaza Zaragoza. The minimum donation will be 100 pesos per person and Heather will be there on Tuesday January 22 to collect. 100% of the funds collected will be used to buy material for the girls to sew.https://www.facebook.com/pages/category/Nonprofit-Organization/FLORESER-IAP-94578749932/

When and WhereTuesday, January 22:  meet at the Plazuela Machado in front of Pedro and Lola’s at 2:30, you’ll be given your “10” categories and you’ll shoot from 2:30 to 4 p.m. Professional photographer Darlene Perkin and myself will be on hand at 2 p.m. to assist people with basic photography tips.We will then meet at Puerto Viejo on Olas Altas, from 4:00 p.m. on, for sharing photos and socializing – cash bar.
RSVP: by January 17, please to Lenny Wollitz @ mazlenny01@gmail.com so I can let PV know how much space to set aside.

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Friday Janaury 4:ArtWalk in Centro!  It’s the 12th annual and this afternoon over 45 artists in 28 locations in Centro are delighted to open their doors and studios so you can see [or buy] their latest creations. It such a great mix of photography, ceramics, printmaking, drawings, sculptures, pastels, water colours, oil paintings, and all kinds of digital art. Doors are open from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. Organizers are distributing maps and you’ll find them in restaurants, hotels, gift shops from Centro to Cerritos.

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

Saturday January 12: 12th Annual Hospice Golf Tournament Fundraiser at Estrella del Mar. Please register early, this even always sells out. Bob Terel: 669 198 6519, e: boband trudi@yahoo.com; Hector Treviño, 669 101 4200, e: hector@trevitel.com

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

Friday January 18: Ranch Fiesta! You’ll go back in time to the 150 year-old ranch of Rancho Limones but with a very modern twist; your $1000 ticket includes a sumptuous bbq prepared by renowned Chef Diego Becerra from El Presidio- who will never reveal his secret sauce. Combine the fall-off-the-bone meat with all you can drink margaritas and beer, toss in some great live music [Kannon and a Mariachi band] and you’ll have a terrific afternoon. You will even see a magnificent Andalucía-style horse show. Bus transportation is provided [in Centro the bus will be across from the sea pool on Olas Altas at 11:30 a.m. and then goes north to Soriana, the old Mega and at Walmart in Marina] and this fiesta parties from noon until 4 p.m. To book your ticket, and arrange for bus pick-up, please call owner and host Marcela de la Vega at 669 116 9798 or e mail her: marcela377@yahoo.com.mx or you may contact Romi at 669 176 1849 or Manuel at 669 116 0829.

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

Monday January 28: Mazatlan Rocks the Beach: It’s all rock and roll baby with the best five local bands ending with jumpin’ jazz jam. That’s six hours of music for $250. It takes place at Sumbawa [next to Valentino’s] and your MC, Leslie Eilsel Lopez kicks it off at noonish [doors open at 11:a.m.] The participating bands are: Kannon, ZaZ, KraKen, Adiccion and the Beggars Banquet Experience [BBE]. Line-up of who’s playing when is to be confirmed. This year, $50 pesos of your ticket are donated to two worthy causes: Refugio Mazatlan and Amigos de las Animales. There will also be a 50/50 raffle benefiting both those causes. This event is swimming in good news: there’s a lovely pool you will have use of and all drinks and food can be bought from Sumbawa plus there’s free parking next door. Tickets are on sale for this epic event at: Pacific Pearl office, Monday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Camarón Sábalo #2601L-11; The Looney Bean in Centro on Olas Altas, Monday and Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.; La Catrina’s Food and Craft Market, patio of La Catrina in the GZ, Wednesday 8:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m.; Organic Food Market, Centro’s Plaza Zaragoza, Saturdays from 8 a.m. until noon; Venados’ Store, Hotel Flores GZ, Tuesday and Thursday 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.; Rico’s in the Marina [Subway seating area] on Thursdays from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. And if you can’t get to any of these places you can call Marcela at 669 116 9798; or Simon Lynds at 669 994 8721.

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Friday February 1: ArtWalk in Centro!  It’s the 12th annual and this afternoon over 45 artists in 28 locations in Centro are delighted to open their doors and studios so you can see [or buy] their latest creations. It such a great mix of photography, ceramics, printmaking, drawings, sculptures, pastels, water colours, oil paintings, and all kinds of digital art. Doors are open from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. Organizers are distributing maps and you’ll find them in restaurants, hotels, gift shops from Centro to Cerritos.

Sunday February 3: Super Bowl.

Sunday February 3 A Gordon Campbell Concert: The Best of Beethoven, Marketo String Quartet – this group is from The Ukraine, Spain, Ecuador and Mexico and they plan to play pieces from: Mozart, Beethoven, Haydn, Schubert, Mendelssohn, Dvorak, Ravel, Debussy and Borodin. Olga Khudoblyak, violin; Xavier Tortosa, vilion; Carlos Guadarrama, viola; Octavio Hidalgo, cello. Casa Haas, noon, $350.

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

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

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

Friday February 15 and Saturday February 16: Wine Festival! Justo Molachino Amaro has organized one of the first wine festivals in Mazatlan. He’s invited several wineries from around Mexico – maybe as many as 15 and you’ll have a chance to sip and to buy them. It all takes place at Museo de Arte from noon until 8 p.m. on both days. The best part? It only costs $200, or if you buy for both days it is $300. Justo really wants us to sample other wines, he’s passionate about it! Drop in, pay at the door.

Friday February 15: Ranch Fiesta! You’ll go back in time to the 150 year-old ranch of Rancho Limones but with a very modern twist; your $1000 ticket includes a sumptuous bbq prepared by renowned Chef Diego Becerra from El Presidio- who will never reveal his secret sauce. Combine the fall-off-the-bone meat with all you can drink margaritas and beer, toss in some great live music [Kannon and a Mariachi band] and you’ll have a terrific afternoon. You will even see a magnificent Andalucía-style horse show. Bus transportation is provided [in Centro the bus will be across from the sea pool on Olas Altas at 11:30 a.m. and then goes north to Soriana, the old Mega and at Walmart in Marina] and this fiesta parties from noon until 4 p.m. To book your ticket, and arrange for bus pick-up, please call owner and host Marcela de la Vega at 669 116 9798 or e mail her: marcela377@yahoo.com.mx or you may contact Romi at 669 176 1849 or Manuel at 669 116 0829.

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

Monday February 18: Mazatlan Rocks the Beach: It’s all rock and roll baby with the best five local bands ending with a jumpin’ jazz jam. That’s six hours of music for $250. It takes place at Sumbawa [next to Valentino’s] and your MC, Leslie Eilsel Lopez kicks it off at noonish [doors open at 11:a.m.] The participating bands are: Kannon, ZaZ, KraKen, Adiccion and the Beggars Banquet Experience [BBE]. Line-up of who’s playing when is to be confirmed. This year, $50 pesos of your ticket are donated to two worthy causes: Refugio Mazatlan and Amigos de las Animales. There will also be a 50/50 raffle benefiting both those causes. This event is swimming in good news: there’s a lovely pool you will have use of and all drinks and food can be bought from Sumbawa plus there’s free parking next door.Tickets for this epic event are available at: Pacific Pearl office, Monday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Camarón Sábalo #2601L-11; The Looney Bean in Centro on Olas Altas, Monday and Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.; La Catrina’s Food and Craft Market, patio of La Catrina in the GZ, Wednesday 8:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m.; Organic Food Market, Centro’s Plaza Zaragoza, Saturdays from 8 a.m. until noon; Venados’ Store, Hotel Flores GZ, Tuesday and Thursday 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.; Rico’s in the Marina [Subway seating area] on Thursdays from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. And if you can’t get to any of these places you can call Marcela at 669 116 9798; or Simon Lynds at 669 994 8721.

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

Sunday February 24: 10th Anniversary of the Dixieland Jazz Band, Cats ‘n Jammers! The guys are back, the tuba is polished and they are ready to play their classic New Orleans jazz. Often referred to as hot jazz or traditional jazz it’s a style of jazz that was developed in New Orleans at the start of the 20th century. In the 1940s swing and bebop sounds were added making this a toe- tapping- dancing-never- want to-sit down experience. It’s the 10th year organizer Ken Woods has brought the band to Mazatlan and no one does it better than Cats ‘n Jammers.

It all takes place at Gaia Bistrot in the Plazuela Machado at 2 p.m. with a special New Orleans- themed menu by Chef Del Toro.  2 p.m. There will be fabulous food and dancing in the street that afternoon!  Menu and price to follow – but it’s not too early to make a reservation, 112 2525, or e: gdeltoro@yahoo.com – as Cats ‘n Jammers sells out every year.

 Wednesday February 27 – Tuesday March 5, Carnaval 2019! It is starting one day early this year and the 27 will be a surprise!. The theme is Equinox – the rebirth of the senses/ Equinoccio – el renacer de los sentidos. Just beginning to take shape and now the three headliner acts have been confirmed.

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

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Friday March 8: ArtWalk in Centro!  It’s the 12th annual and this afternoon over 45 artists in 28 locations in Centro are delighted to open their doors and studios so you can see [or buy] their latest creations. It such a great mix of photography, ceramics, printmaking, drawings, sculptures, pastels, water colours, oil paintings, and all kinds of digital art. Doors are open from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. Organizers are distributing maps and you’ll find them in restaurants, hotels, gift shops from Centro to Cerritos.

Monday March 11: Mazatlan Rocks the Beach: It’s all rock and roll baby with the best five local bands ending with a jumpin’ jazz jam. That’s six hours of music for $250. It takes place at Sumbawa [next to Valentino’s] and your MC, Leslie Eilsel Lopez kicks it off at noonish [doors open at 11:a.m.] The participating bands are: Kannon, ZaZ, KraKen, Adiccion and the Beggars Banquet Experience [BBE]. Line-up of who’s playing when is to be confirmed. This year, $50 pesos of your ticket are donated to two worthy causes: Refugio Mazatlan and Amigos de las Animales. There will also be a 50/50 raffle benefiting both those causes. This event is swimming in good news: there’s a lovely pool you will have use of and all drinks and food can be bought from Sumbawa plus there’s free parking next door.Tickets for this epic event are available at: Pacific Pearl office, Monday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Camarón Sábalo #2601L-11; The Looney Bean in Centro on Olas Altas, Monday and Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.; La Catrina’s Food and Craft Market, patio of La Catrina in the GZ, Wednesday 8:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m.; Organic Food Market, Centro’s Plaza Zaragoza, Saturdays from 8 a.m. until noon; Venados’ Store, Hotel Flores GZ, Tuesday and Thursday 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.; Rico’s in the Marina [Subway seating area] on Thursdays from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. And if you can’t get to any of these places you can call Marcela at 669 116 9798; or Simon Lynds at 669 994 8721.

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

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

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

Friday March 15: Ranch Fiesta! You’ll go back in time to the 150 year-old ranch of Rancho Limones but with a very modern twist; your $1000 ticket includes a sumptuous bbq prepared by renowned Chef Diego Becerra from El Presidio- who will never reveal his secret sauce. Combine the fall-off-the-bone meat with all you can drink margaritas and beer, toss in some great live music [Kannon and a Mariachi band] and you’ll have a terrific afternoon. You will even see a magnificent Andalucía-style horse show. Bus transportation is provided [in Centro the bus will be across from the sea pool on Olas Altas at 11:30 a.m. and then goes north to Soriana, the old Mega and at Walmart in Marina] and this fiesta parties from noon until 4 p.m. To book your ticket, and arrange for bus pick-up, please call owner and host Marcela de la Vega at 669 116 9798 or e mail her: marcela377@yahoo.com.mx or you may contact Romi at 669 176 1849 or Manuel at 669 116 0829.

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

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

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

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

Friday March 29 and Saturday March 30: Mazatlan International Quilt Festival. The San Francisco Quilt Shop in Mazatlan is displaying over 300 quilts with the theme of The Magic of the Sea – and guest quilters Velda Newman, Jeanne Matysiak and Janet Mednick all from San Francisco, California. This special event takes place at El Cid Resort,[ Moro Castillo location] and there will be classes, quilts for sale as well as art. “Our goal is to make Mazatlan the quilting capital of Mexico and establish a quilt museum.” There will be 300 quilts on display and 25 of them are over 100 years old. There will also be a section of “Made in Mazatlan” items featuring independent local artists. Save the date, time tbc. [for more information contact the shop at 669 668 3247]. [Go here if you wish to read more details on the San Francisco Quilt Shop]

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Friday April 5: ArtWalk in Centro!  It’s the 12th annual and this afternoon over 45 artists in 28 locations in Centro are delighted to open their doors and studios so you can see [or buy] their latest creations. It such a great mix of photography, ceramics, printmaking, drawings, sculptures, pastels, water colours, oil paintings, and all kinds of digital art. Doors are open from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. Organizers are distributing maps and you’ll find them in restaurants, hotels, gift shops from Centro to Cerritos.

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

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

Friday April 12: Ranch Fiesta! You’ll go back in time to the 150 year-old ranch of Rancho Limones but with a very modern twist; your $1000 ticket includes a sumptuous bbq prepared by renowned Chef Diego Becerra from El Presidio- who will never reveal his secret sauce. Combine the fall-off-the-bone meat with all you can drink margaritas and beer, toss in some great live music [Kannon and a Mariachi band] and you’ll have a terrific afternoon. You will even see a magnificent Andalucía-style horse show. Bus transportation is provided [in Centro the bus will be across from the sea pool on Olas Altas at 11:30 a.m. and then goes north to Soriana, the old Mega and at Walmart in Marina] and this fiesta parties from noon until 4 p.m. To book your ticket, and arrange for bus pick-up, please call owner and host Marcela de la Vega at 669 116 9798 or e mail her: marcela377@yahoo.com.mx or you may contact Romi at 669 176 1849 or Manuel at 669 116 0829.

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

~DAILY MUSIC NOTES~

THE FAIRLY ACCURATE DAILY MUSIC SCHEDULE

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

Mondays: Kannon, La Mona del Astillero, 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. ♦ Wingin’ It, Via Condotti,reservations necessary, 910 2085] 6 p.m. Mr. Rio, 28/Ventiocho, 7 p.m. Rezaka, Lucky B’s, 7 p.m.♦ Dick Damron [ Dec. 17, Jan. 7, 21, Feb. 4, 18, March. 11, 25] La Catrina, 7 p.m.  ♦ Rafael Rodriguez, (easy/mixed), Kelly’s Bar, Pueblo Bonito Emerald Bay, 7:00 p.m.(have a listen) Kannon [r ‘n r have a listen], GusGus GZ, 8:30 p.m.

Tuesdays: Brenster’s Beach Bash, [have a listen, or read Brenster’s profile where you can hear his original jingle  $80 cover, or $340 all you can drink, Diego’s, 2 p.m. Alert! “There will be a beach bash on Christmas day, Dec.25th. Not only will Santa be there, but we are offering a full turkey dinner with all the fixins for an extra 299 pesos. (you can pre-purchase the Christmas dinner tickets at the Beach Bash on Dec. 18th or stop by Diegos at your convenience.)There will also be a Beach Bash on New Years Day, Jan.1st.
Please make your reservations ASAP You can send a message to…
Brensters Beach Bash facebook page or stop by Diegos. Wishing you all a wonderful and happy holiday season. Brenster” 
Kannon (r ‘n r, have a listen) El Malquerida, 4:30 – 7:30 Los Cryps, Diego’s, 6 p.m.Kraken, La Catrina, 7 p.m. ZaZ, rock ‘n roll]  Twisted Mama’s  7 p.m.  Rex, Lucky B’s, 7 p.m Jazz Jam, La Bohemia, 7 p.m. Kannon, GusGus GZ, 8:30 p.m.   Alets Malafama, Cheers, 9:30 p.m. 

The Truth and Friends

Wednesdays: Kannon, La Corriente, 2:30 p.m.The Truth and Friends,[various blues musicians change it up every week] Diego’s, 3 p.m.♦ Suki & Ebano, Friend’s Diner, 6 p.m.♦ Kamaleón, 28, 6:30 p.m. Tanya Carrum, La Catrina,  6;30 p.m Canvas [acoustic guitar] Water’s Edge, 7 p.m..♦ Adiccion, [rock ‘n roll],Twisted Mama’s  7 p.m. ♦ ZaZ,  Lucky B’s, 7 p.m.♦ Jazz Jam, La Bohemia, 7:30   Te para Dos, El Malquerido Sport Bar, 8 p.m.  Kannon, GusGus GZ, 8:30 p.m. (r ‘n r, have a listen Live music,  Pedro y Lola, 8:30 p.m.  Live music, La Fonda de Chalio, 8:30 p.m KraKen, Diego’s, 8p.m. Alets Malafama, Cheers, 9:30 p.m.  Los Brownies, Simba Sport Bar, 9:30 p.m.

Thursdays: Notes at Noon with Rob Lamonica, Via Condotti, noon Beggars Banquet Experience [BBE], Surf’s Up,[reserve – surfsupmazatlan@gmail.com] 1 p.m.♦ Kannon, El Velero [Stone Island], 2:30 p.m. – 6 p.m. ♦ Rock Creek [rock and dance music], La Palapa del Mar, 6 p.m. [season opener is Thursday, January 3.] ♦ Noche de Karaoke, La Fábula, 6 p.m. Wingin’ It, Water’s Edge, 6:30 p.m. Tanya Twain, 28, 6:30 p.m. The Truth and Friends, [“keeping the blues alive”] Twisted Mama’s, 7 p.m.  Rafael Rodriquez [easy, have a listen], Kelly’s Bar at Pueblo Bonito Emerald Bay, 7 p.m. Rex , Lucky B’s, 8 p.m. ♦ Rezeka, La Catrina, 8 p.m. Live music, La Fonda de Chalio, 9 p.m.♦  KraKen, Simba Sport Bar, 9:30 p.m. Lo que Cantamos Las Mujeres [Heidi Herrera’s band], La Bohemia, 10:30 p.m.

Fridays:  Kannon, Palapa la Tortuga, 3 p.m. – 6 p.m.Noche Mexicana,[ free Mexican fiesta show, mariachi, regional dancers, fireworks!] Aca Los Charros, 5 p.m Reecuentros [rock ‘n roll], El Malquerido Sport Bar, 6 p.m.♦ Wingin’ It,  La Fábula, 6 p.m.  ZaZ,  Lucky B’s, 7 p.m.  Retro, [salsa, cumbia, classic rock ‘ roll,] Twisted Mama’s, 7 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 Los Cryps, Friends Diner, 7 p.m. Live music,  Belisario, 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.  La Rezaka, Cheers, 9 p.m.  Rex, Speedy Hot Wings , 9 p.m. Live music, Barracruda’s ♦ Live music, Coco’s, 9:30 p.m. Mala Vista, La Fábula, 9:30 p.m.♦ Aletas Malafama, Shrimp Bucket, 9:30 p.m.  Live music Simba Sport Bar, 10 p.m.

Saturdays: The Truth and Friends [keeping the blues alive], La Tortuga, 3 p.m. ♦The Troubadours [have a listen] Macaws, 6 p.m.♦ Patricio Salas [soft Mexican ballads], El Rincón de Nasha, 6 p.m.  Adiccion, Twisted Mama’s, 7 p.m.♦ Rex,Lucky B’s, 8 p.m. ♦ Tanya Carrum,  Water’s Edge, 7 p.m.♦ Live music,  Belisario, 8 p.m. ♦ Son de Tres, La Catrina, 7 p.m.♦ Rafael Rodriquez, [easy, have a listen], Kelly’s Bar at Pueblo Bonito Emerald Bay, 7 p.m. ♦ Los Cryps, Gaia Bistrot, 8 p.m.♦ Bar Trio Jazz, La Fábula, 8:30 p.m.  ZaZ, Speedy Hot Wings, 9 p.m. Canto Altano (classical Mexican trio, trova, boleros), Casa Loma, 8 p.m KraKen,[have a listen] Las Flores Hotel,8:30 p.m. Kannon, Cafe Pacifico, 9 p.m. Grupo Versátil, Los Zarapes, 9 p.m. ♦ Mariachi Jalisciense, El Malquerido Sport Bar, 8;30 p.m.♦Bar Trio Jazz, La Fábula, 8:30 p.m.  Live music Hoy Toca Sport Bar, 9:30 p.m. Alets Malafama, Dos de Tres, 9:30 p.m.  Cloakas Rock, Simba Sport Bar, 9:30 p.m.♦ Son de Tres, La Catrina, 9:30 p.m.  La Rezaka, Cheers, 10 p.m.

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

~ GALLERIES ~

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

On Now: Cambia tu vida; sculptures by Rodrigo Miguel Martinez Betancourt,  Galeria Rubio [street level, beside the 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 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, Belisario Dominguez #1809, open from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Closed Sundays. It’s an eclectic gallery with jewellery, and many works of art by the talented and quirky Agustin Castillo. Agustin represents other artists as well.

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

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

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

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

Left is the wood block, then the steamroller runs over it with paper [protected by blankets].

On Now: Group art exhibit 15 stunning of woodcut banners from Day of the Dead. Museo de Arte, Sala Roberto Pérez Rubio. The show will go on until November 30.

On Now: Antonio López Saenz exhibit – this is one of Mazatlan’s most beloved [and talented] artists – from paintings to sculptures he continues to pour his love of Mazatlan into local scenes. Antonio is 83 years old and still paints every day. He also enjoys shopping at our local Centro market too! The creator of the Family Monument and the Venados Monument, he welcomes you to see his latest paintings and drawings displayed in the salon named after him – Galeria Antonio López Saenz.

On Now:  Art exhibit by Luis Rochin, @ Museo de Arte, in the Galeria Carlos Bueno. The show goes on until February 7

On NowNaturaleza – an art exhibit by Lucinda Martinez, in the courtyard of Museo de Arte on the portable walls. The show goes on until January 28.

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 is back 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.

Every Wednesday to Saturday: La Beth’s Bazaar.The Bazaar will be open from Wednesday to Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. It really is an upscale consignment and charity shop. Many friends found great clothing and treasures last year. A large portion of the proceeds go to charities that Elizabeth has researched and deemed worthy. The store is located in Centro on the corner of Benito Juarez and Constitución, across from Topolo. She’s promising “new unique clothing designed exclusively for the bazaar.”

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

Learn to Tango: Currently every Tuesday and Thursday at the Museo de Arte [Sixto Osuna across from Macaws] from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. $200 pesos to register, $500 pesos for 8 classes = about $87 pesos per class. Not too late to register, just give Dalila a call – her number is in the above poster.

Every Saturday : The Organic Market : Farmers Market/Mercado Orgánico, Plazuela Zaragoza, in Centro from 8 a.m. until noon. Every Saturday this square celebrates with all types of fresh greens, cheeses, breads, fruits, vegetables, cooking demos and there are even some crafts. Early birds get there at 8 a.m.so if you decide to arrive later you may find your favourite herbs are sold out!  It’s a real Saturday community event and many people enjoy starting their day here – especially with Rico’s coffee.

Every Wednesday: Music Jam Session, El Recreo, Constitución #209, 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., all musicians are welcome, audience please BYOB.

Every Wednesday: Taco Tour with Chef Alastair from Water’s Edge,[Sixto Osuna # 48] 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., $900. Call 136 0895 to reserve or e: tracey@watersedgebistro.com

Spanish classes with art! At the Museo de Arte [Sixto Osuna across from Macaws], every Tuesday and Thursday from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. $200 to register, $800 for the month with Maestro Ignacio Osuna.

Every Monday and Tuesdays: Cooking classes with Chef Alastair from Water’s Edge [Sixto Osuna #48]  from 10 am. until after lunch;  $1200 , cash only please. “The class is a small-hands on class. In the class, you prepare three micro plates using fresh local ingredients. After you sit down and enjoy your meals along with wine pairings. Over the last six years we have had over 2000 people take our classes and loved them.” Call 136 0895 to reserve or e: tracey@watersedgebistro.com

Every Wednesday [until about the end of March]: Mazatlan Market Place on La Catrina Restaurant’s patio…”pies, sausages, desserts, cookies, muffins, pickles, jewelry, Kombucha, won tons and much much more” from 9 a.m. until noon.

Culinary creator, Paola Osuna recently launched Tomatl – food tours [tacos and mezcal and  Pata Salada] and cooking classes. “Authentic and compelling experiences with local guides”. For days, times and location contact Paola at 669 171 4800, or visit her website.

Every Saturday: The Cerrito’s Bazar Market, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Ave. Del Yugo 2 [same location as last spring.] ” We will be selling an array of food and dessert items, jewelry, cards, art, coffee and much moe, as new vendors are joining the market weekly.”

Every Monday: Monday Bingo at Friends Diner, 3 p.m. with net proceeds benefiting Amigos de los Animales animal shelter. Bingo card is $50 pesos. Friends Diner is in the GZ, Laguna #300, 913 6066.