Arts & Entertainment Calendar

Glen Rogers - Allegory of the Spirit smPassages, by artist Glen Rogers, a solo show at Baupres Gallery, Thursday March 3, 6:30 p.m.

 

Please keep scrolling for events at: Around Town,
Daily Music Notes, El Recreo 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. You can also buy tickets at Rico’s Cafe, Golden Zone, Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 8 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.)

 Sunday February 14: Gordon Campbell’s Sunday Noon Concerts, El mundo del la percusión de la OSSLA/ The world of Percussion with the musicians from the Sinaloa Symphony Orchestra [OSSLA]. The Maestro’s personal comments and observations will be bilingual. Musicians play on a box or a garbage can with everything including kitchen utensils creating a “musical stinking garbage.” It’s a diverse program featuring the debut of 12 year-old drummer, Roberto Carlos Juárez Valenzuela. $200, noon.

Sunday February 21: Gordon Campbell’s Sunday Noon Concerts, Carmina Burana. The large choral group from Culiacán [almost 200 singers – children, adults, sopranos, mezzosopranos, tenors and baritones] have selected highlights from Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana. The Maestro’s personal comments and observations on this haunting choral presentation will be bilingual. $200, noon.

Sunday February 28: Gordon Campbell’s Sunday Noon Concerts, Sopla un lindo viento/ A Beautiful Wind Blows. The Sunday series ends with Camerata Campbell; 12 musicians playing oboes, clarinets, flutes, bassoons and horns. Light and lovely like a beautiful wind. The Maestro’s personal comments and observations on his beloved Camerata will be bilingual. $200, noon.

~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.

Friday February 12: ArtWalk. This is a free self-guided tour through streets of Centro and a terrific way to meet artists and see their studios. Over 40 artists happily display paintings, prints, photographs, tableaus, jewellery and all things creative. There’s never any pressure to buy, just enjoy, meet and greet. 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. To plot your route through Centro

Friday February 12: Playa Palooza presents The Joan Kennedy Band with special guest Cheryl Gaudet. Canadian singer Joan Kennedy is delighted to return to the Venado show room; she’s an award winning singer and songwriter, not to mention she’s a highly entertaining performer. Hotel Playa Mazatlan, Venando Show Room, 6 p.m., $500 ticket includes an open bar and all-you-can-eat buffet. This show is all in English. Tickets available at the Playa Mazatlan.

Saturday February 13: The Annual Hearts for Hospice Dinner Dance. SOLD OUT! If you wish to add your name to the wait list please call Peggy Sieber, 985 2346.

Sunday February 14: The Mazatlan Comedy Club presents Corny Rempel [as Elvis] & Cathy Ladman. SOLD OUT!

Friday February 19: Ranch Fiesta! Experience the beauty of Rancho Los Limones, a 150 year-old family owned ranch. Experience magnificent Spanish show horses from Andalusia. Experience a sumptuous bbq with internationally famous Chef Diego Becerra [El Presidio fame] stirring the coals and the secret sauce. Experience all you can drink margaritas and beer. Experience wonderful live music. Experience this event for $750 that also includes transportation; busses leave from La Chupiteria [on Olas Altas, across from the sea pool] at 11:30 a.m. Reservations a must, please call Marcela de la Vega at 669 116 9798.

Saturday February 20: Escencia en Libertad: Citlali Iglesias’s Mirabrás Flamenco studio presents a new performance for its 10th anniversary. Aldo Bonilla and Manuel Rosete on guitars, and singer Ana E. Morales. 8 p.m., $150 at Teatro UAS [on Avenida de los Deportes, behind the aquarium]. To buy tickets: call the school at 669 129 8703; e mail: mirabrasflamenco@hotmail.com; Libreria Educal beside the Museo de Arte.

Sunday February 21: Mazatlán Rocks the Beach with: Rex Rock, KraKen, Kannon, Rock Creek, Fairly Honest Jon & the Truth and ZaZ 2.0. Melissa Burridge is your MC inviting you to join “the best live rock concert of the season” – it starts at noon and goes until 7 p.m. at Baraka Beach Club [next to the Riu Hotel]. Cover is $165 pesos at the door; food,beer, wine, soft drinks are available for purchase, thanks Cindy Bieber owner of Twisted Mama’s. Six bands, seven hours, sand, sun, sea and sunset. Rock your world this afternoon! [Organizers are requesting that you RSVP early so they can properly plan for food and beverages: Marcela de la Vega, 669 116 9798; Cindy Bieber 669 129 2021.Pay at the door, day of.]

Monday February 22: The Bow Wow Meow fundraiser: tapas, music, silent auction and most of you know that 100% of the funds raised goes to caring for the street animals of Mazatlan. Tickets are $350 and are available at Water’s Edge [Sixto Osuna and Niños Héroes], Organic Market [Saturdays from 8 a.m. until noon in the Plaza Zaragoza, the Golden Zone Art Fiesta [Wednesday Jan. 20 and Wednesday February 17 on De Las Garzas street] and La Catrina Market on Wednesdays.

Wednesday February 24: Rock ‘n Roll Dance Party: another joint production with Rob Lamonica, Cocina de Paulina y Linda Lee and Club Muralla. Rob provides the music, the Cocina provides the food and beverages and Club Muralla [across the street on Sixto Osuna] provide tables, the stage and dance floor. On Jan. 27, Centro’s got the Blues, was a sell-out, so buy your tickets early, and arrive early to grab your table up front. There is no assigned seating. Tickets are not on sale yet, but when they are, please buy them from Cocina de Paulina and Linda Lee’s restaurant, Sixto Osuna, #61, closed Sundays, open from noon on.

Friday February 26: ProMexico Annual House Tour. Six houses have been selected for your viewing pleasure. $300, includes a snack, tickets are available at El Cid clubhouse, front desk, 913 3333 or at Pacific Pearl offices: 913 0117, 913 4411.

Friday February 26: Surf’s Up Cafe presents Johnny Cash Birthday Bash: SOLD OUT!

Saturday February 27: Horacio Palencia/Un Concierto Acústico: Popular Mexican [born in Rosario, lives in Mazatlan] grammy-winner songwriter and recording artist is performing for two shows – 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. at the Teatro UAS [on Avenida de los Deportes, behind the aquarium]. You can buy tickets at  UAS, or call 982 2589, or 990 1806, or at the Plazuela Machado’s restaurant Pedro & Lola [open every day after 5 p.m.]. $200, VIP table for four is $1200. Price is higher because it’s up close and personal. Click here if you’d like to read a short interview with Horacio.

Thursday March 3: Glen Rogers’s solo show, Passages: Baupres Gallery [Heriberto Frias #1506,] opening reception 6:30 p.m., show on until April 23.

Friday March 4: ArtWalk. This is a free self-guided tour through streets of Centro and a terrific way to meet artists and see their studios. Over 40 artists happily display paintings, prints, photographs, tableaus, jewellery and all things creative. There’s never any pressure to buy, just enjoy, meet and greet. 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. To plot your route through Centro

Friday March 4: Playa Palooza presents the Los Human’s tribute to the best of U2. Hotel Playa Mazatlan, Venado Show Room, 6 p.m. $500 ticket includes an open bar and all-you-can-eat buffet. This show is all in English. Tickets are available at the Hotel Playa Mazatlan.

Sunday March 6: The Ducks are Coming, the Ducks are Coming! Vecinos Con Cariño AC “Neighbors Who Care” are proud to present LUCKY DUCKY DERBY II  at the Las Flores Hotel from 2 until 5 pm. “We have 500 little yellow rubber ducks that will go over the waterfall, through a maze and race to the finish line for charity, the first 100 ducks win a prize. For only $300 you receive entrance to the event, delicious food, music by “Magic of Sax” play Chicken Shit Bingo, silent auction and sponsor one duck. Extra ducks are $100 each. (remember there are 100 winners, the more ducks you sponsor the more chances you have to win) If you can not attend – sponsor a duck for $100, you do not need to be present to win. All profits goes towards our charities. Inscription Fund, to pay for inscription for poor children to attend primary school, last year we paid inscription for 86 students and Teacapan Fund, which pays emergency medical expenses for migrant farm workers children, treating everything from pneumonia, scorpion bites, fungus infections and emergency operations. Please plan to attend, ask a friend to join you, plan a table of friends.” For tickets or more information call Sue Parker at 913-4532 or e-mail at: suedavidparker@yahoo.com.
Check out the web site www.vecinosconcarinoac.com

Wednesday March 9: Gerard Koldyk and Rob Lamonica present: Rob and Phil Together Again, Two Pianos, Twenty Fingers. Gerard is a Canadian business man and an investor in Mazatlan [The Culinary Market, for instance] who has been nostalgic for the Open Mic nights at Canucks. He’s especially nostalgic for the duelling pianos of Rob and Phil Nevile – who played [and organized many events, such as over 400 musicians at Monday’s Open Mic nights at Canucks] from 2003 until 2009. Remember Phil’s smoky, sexy version of “Georgia”? If you do, you’ll want to attend this special Mazatlan reunion of Rob and Phil, and if you are not familiar with the duo,then welcome to a fabulous evening! It takes place on the terrace of The Culinary Market, Terrace at Hacienda SolAmigo, the cost is $25 US and includes an open bar and a delicious dessert from BredHaus [formerly called Molika]. There’s a large stage, and a dance floor and the baños are upstairs as well. You must pay and reserve online just click on the tab “an evening with Phil”. As food is not included, except the dessert, you may want to consider: dining at Héctor’s Bistro or Via Condotti before 7 p.m., or pizza can be delivered to your table during the three hour show. Doors open for reserved seating at 6:50 p.m. Enter The Culinary Market/Terrace from Heriberto Frias, at Mariano Escobedo. Unfortunately it’s not handicap friendly, there is a staircase to the stars…

Saturday March 12: Ojalá Live Auction: It takes place in the courtyard of El Shrimp Bucket, La Siesta Patio, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Please bring a “to die for” item for auctioneer Bill Demmer – he’s a veritable treasure himself!  The ticket is $100, and you will be served the famous Ojalá sangria and finger food. Ojalá has always helped people who have slipped between the cracks. Each year the woman of Ojalá earmark the money for worthy families – be it educational, medical, or just basic needs. Auctioneer Bill needs to do some planning – please indicate your item and perhaps drop it off to one of the volunteers. Save the date, tickets go on sale soon! If you wish to arrange tickets by phone, or drop off your treasure please call Jacques Demmer on her land line 981 2286, or cell 669 101 3902

Sunday March 13: The Mazatlan Comedy Club presents Michael Mancini and Frances Dilorinzo.“A highly entertaining night of clean stand-up comedy”. Venado Showroom, Hotel Playa Mazatlan, $500 (cash only in the lobby of Hotel Playa, tickets on sale NOW, ask for Elizabeth [concierge]), 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.

Thursday March 17: Twisted Mama’s All-Day St. Patrick’s Day Party! Starts at 2 p.m. with corn beef and cabbage [$240], or Guinness beef stew [$210]. Live music, call 669 129 2021 or FB a message.

Friday March 18: Ranch Fiesta! Experience the beauty of Rancho Los Limones, a 150 year-old family owned ranch. Experience magnificent Spanish show horses from Andalusia. Experience a sumptuous bbq with internationally famous Chef Diego Becerra [El Presidio fame] stirring the coals and the secret sauce. Experience all you can drink margaritas and beer. Experience wonderful live music. Experience this event for $750 that also includes transportation; busses leave from La Chupiteria [on Olas Altas, across from the sea pool] at 11:30 a.m. Reservations a must, please call Marcela de la Vega at 669 116 9798.

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.

Sunday March 27: Twisted Mama’s Annual Easter Buffet Dinner. Starts at 4 p.m., $240, call 669 129 2021, or FB a message.

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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.

Friday April 8: ArtWalk. This is a free self-guided tour through streets of Centro and a terrific way to meet artists and see their studios.Over 40 artists happily display paintings, prints, photographs, tableaus, jewellery and all things creative. There’s never any pressure to buy, just enjoy, meet and greet. 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. To plot your route through Centro

Thursday May 5: Twisted Mama’s Annual Cinco de Mayo Party!  Save the date, details to follow.

Friday May 6: ArtWalk. This is a free self-guided tour through streets of Centro and a terrific way to meet artists and see their studios.Over 40 artists happily display paintings, prints, photographs, tableaus, jewellery and all things creative. There’s never any pressure to buy, just enjoy, meet and greet. 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. To plot your route through Centro

~DAILY MUSIC NOTES~

THE FAIRLY ACCURATE DAILY MUSIC SCHEDULE

  Please confirm if your band is playing – call ahead – musicians move around, gigs get cancelled… 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: Cheryl Gaudet, Punta Pacifico, 6 p.m. ♦Wingin’ It [Rob Lamonica and Lori Davidson,[ have a listen,Social Cafe, 6:30 p.m.♦ Mazatlan Karaoke, The Last Drop, 6:30 p.m. ♦ Rafael Rodriguez, (easy/mixed), Kelly’s Bar, Pueblo Bonita Emerald Bay, 7:00 p.m.(have a listen) ♦ Kannon (r ‘n r, have a listen) GusGus GZ, 8:30 p.m. ♦ Live music, Pedro & Lola, often Tecomate Jazz Trio, 8 ish

Tuesdays:  Brenster’s Beach Bash, Diego’s Beach House, 2 p.m. [ $275 for all-you-can-drink, or $70 cover, have a listen, if you’d like to read a profile on The Brenster] stay for the post beach bash with Kannon at 6 p.m.♦ Lina’s y su Fiesta Karaoke, El Shrimp Bucket, 6 p.m.♦ Rafael Rodriquez, [easy, have a listen], La Palapa at Hotel Torres, 6 p.m. ♦ Rex Rock, Twisted Mama’s, 6:30 p.m. ♦ KraKen, [r n r] La Catrina, 6:30 p.m.♦ Kanta Karaoke, The Saloon, 6:30 p.m. ♦ Rob Lamonica’s Jazz Jam, La Bohemia, 7 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

Wednesdays: Fairly Honest Jon and the Truth, Chill & Grill, 2 p.m. – 6 p.m. [ have a listen, ] ♦ Kannon, La Corriente, 3:30 p.m.♦ Rex Rocks, Lucky B’s, 6 p.m.♦ Rafael Rodriquez, [easy, have a listen], La Palapa at Hotel Torres, 6 p.m.♦ Lina’s y su Fiesta Karaoke, La Ruleta Snackbar, 6 p.m. ♦ ZaZ 2.0, Twisted Mama’s, 6:30 p.m. ♦ Tanya Carrum, La Catrina, 6:30 p.m. [have a listen,] ♦ Mazatlan Karaoke, Gringo Lingo, 7 p.m.♦ Los Cryps, Por Qué No, 7 p.m. ♦ Kanta Karaoke, La Mazatleca, 7 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.♦ Live music, Pedro y Lola, 9 p.m. often Tecomate Jazz Trio ♦ The Walrus, [r’nr], La Copa de Leche, 9 p.m.

Thursdays:  Te para Dos, Surf’s Up, 1 p.m. ♦Cheryl Gaudet, La Mazatleca, 4 p.m. ♦ Lina’s y su Fiesta Karaoke, Gringo Longo, 6 p.m.♦ Wingin’ It,[Lori Davidson, Rob Lamonica, have a listenSocial, 6:30 p.m.♦ Kraken,Twisted Mama’s, 6:30 p.m.♦ Ebano [mixed, r ‘nr], The Saloon Sport’s Bar, 6:30 p.m.♦ Lina y su Fiesta Karaoke, Gringo Lingo, 6:30 p.m.♦ Rock Creek, La Palapa del Mar,  6:30 p.m.♦ KraKen, Twisted Mama’s, 6:30 p.m. ♦ Rex Rocks, Lucky B’s, 6:30 p.m.♦ Dani Borrego’s Cuban night, Macaws, 6:30 p.m.♦ 2/4 Jazz [Scotty and Richard Eager], El Presidio, 7 p.m♦ Rafael Rodriquez [easy, have a listen], Kelly’s Bar at Pueblo Bonito Emerald Bay, 7 p.m.♦ Alexis Felix (have a listen), Water’s Edge 7:30 p.m.♦ Jueves de Cantina, 24 Siete, Mil Amores Marina, 8 p.m.♦ Kannon [have a listen], Las Flores, 8 p.m. ♦ Live music, Tecomate Jazz Trio, Pedro y Lola , 8:30 p.m.♦ ZaZ 2.0,[have a listen], Baja Style, 8:30 p.m. ♦ Live music, La Fonda de Chalio, 9  p.m.♦ Los Cryps, La Copa de Leche, 9 p.m ♦ Lo que Cantamos Las Mujeres [Heidi Herrera’s band], La Bohemia, 10:30 p.m. 

Fridays: Ebano, Gringo Lingo, 6 p.m. ♦ Wingin’ It, [Lori Davidson and Rob Lamonica] Macaws, 6:30 p.m. ♦ ZaZ 2.0, Twisted Mama’s, 6:30 p.m. ♦ Los Cryps [have a listen], The Saloon Sports Bar, 7 p.m.♦ Mundo Sanchez, [quiet romantic, have a listen], Topolo, 7 p.m.♦ Rafael Rodriquez [easy, have a listen], Kelly’s Bar, Pueblo Bonito Emerald Bay, 7 p.m.♦ Kanta Karaoke [Gaby & Denise], La Bohemia, 7 p.m.♦ Kannon, Lucky B’s [have a listen], 7 p.m.  ♦ Arsenio, (romantic), Casa Loma, 7:30 p.m.♦ Alexis Felix,[mixed, have a listen], Water’s Edge, 7:30 p.m.♦ KraKen, Las Flores Hotel Bar, 8 p.m. ♦ Live music, La Fonda de Chalio, 8:30 p.m. ♦ Tecomate Jazz Trio, Pedro & Lola, 8:30 p.m.♦ Live music (varies),  El Shrimp Bucket, 8 p.m ♦ Karaoke, La Catrina, 8 p.m.♦ Shifty Jones [blues and jazz], Chill and Grill, 8 p.m. ♦ Mazatlan Karaoke, El Cid, 8 p.m.[twice a month, first and third Friday]♦ Mexican mixed, La Chupiteria, 8:30 p.m.  ♦ Rex Rocks, Baja Style, 9:30 p.m.

Saturdays:  Often Rootsterford [reggae, have a listen, ], Surf’s Up, 1 p.m.♦ KraKen, Diego’s Beach House, 4 p.m. ♦ Mazatlan Karaoke, Salon Sports Bar, 6 p.m. ♦ ZaZ 2.0, Twisted Mama’s, 6:30 p.m. ♦ The Troubadours,[mixed, C&W, have a listen, ] Macaws, 6:30 p.m.♦ La Regadera Eléctrica [funk], Barracruda’s, 7 p.m.♦ Mundo Sanchez, [quiet romantic, have a listen], Topolo, 7 p.m.♦ Kannon, Lucky B’s [have a listen], 7 p.m. ♦ Rafael Rodriquez, [easy, have a listen], Kelly’s Bar at Pueblo Bonito Emerald Bay, 7 p.m. ♦ Alexis Felix, [mixed, have a listen], Water’s Edge, 7:30 p.m ♦ KraKen, Las Flores Hotel Bar, 8 p.m. ♦Canto Altano (classical Mexican trio, trova, boleros), Casa Loma, 8 p.m ♦ Mariachi band, El Mil Amores, Marina, 8 p.m.♦ Guest bands, Machado Kiosk, 8 p.m. ♦ Live music La Fonda de Chalio, 8:30 ♦ Lori Davidson and Dario Avila [easy, mixed], Pedro & Lola, 8:30 p.m.♦ Live music (varies) La Catrina, 9 p.m.♦ Rex, ( r ‘n r) Baja Style, 9:30 p.m. ♦ Corvus Rock Band, Copa De Leche, 10 p.m. 

Sundays: Fairly Honest Jon & the Truth [have a listen], Lucky B’s, 2 p.m. ♦ Lina y su Fiesta Karaoke, El Shrimp Bucket, 6 p.m.♦ Los Cryps, La Copa de Leche, 6 p.m.♦ Rex Rock, Twisted Mama’s, 6:30 p.m.♦ Live music,  Pedro & Lola, 7 p.m.♦ Rafael Rodriquez, [easy, have a listen], Kelly’s Bar at Hotel Pueblo Bonito Emerald Bay, 7 p.m. ♦ Rafael Rodriquez, kiosk in the Plazuela Machado, 7:30 p.m.♦ Cumbia music, Puerto Viejo’s, 8 p.m. ♦ Live music La Fonda de Chalio, 8:30  ♦ Live music, varies Baja Style, 8:30 p.m.

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

The concerts, “The Best of Country in Paradise”, 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 [jazz, blues,and classic Mexican tunes] more superstars and world-class entertainment in this state- of -the- art showroom than can seat 900 fans. And put on your dancin’ shoes – there are two dance floors! Your ticket price of $50 US includes a deluxe buffet dinner and open bar (with top brands). Tickets on sale NOW, and you’ll have a variety of options/places to buy them from: call from anywhere in Canada or the U.S. – 1 -888 733 7308, or locally in Mazatlan, Pronatours, 669 916 7720. Fans can follow the singers, their bios, their awards, by going to http://countryinmazatlan.com/ If you would like to read a profile on Brenster and what it takes to bring this production to stage, please click here.

SPECIAL GUESTS INCLUDE

Friday February 19: Gil Grand, Duane Steele, Jake Mathews – “The 3 Amigos” [including the group’s full live band. The January 22 show [The 3 Amigas] was a sell-out, don’t wait too long to buy your ticket…]

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. 

Wednesdays in February: 17,24 from 5:00 to 7:00 pm it’s Jammin’ & Jivin’ :Allen Fannin and his talented musical guests perform free happy hour jazz concerts every Wednesday. “We’ll have the mixers, corkscrews and bottle openers…you bring the rest.”

Thursday February 11: Trainwreck [2015], 2 p.m, 4:30 p.m., 7 p.m.

Monday February 15: The Martian [2015], 2 p.m, 4:30 p.m, 7 p.m.

Wednesday February 17: Artist Glen Rogers’s presents: A Magical Journey to Peru. Glen shares her recent journey to Peru with beautiful photographs and personal insights from an artist’s perspective. $80, 3 p.m., to reserve and learn more please go here.

Thursday February 18: Love and Mercy [2014], 2 p.m, 4:30 p.m., 7 p.m.

Saturday February 20: Singer Melissa Burridge presents: An Elegant Musical Afternoon. Melissa will entertain you with American standards – jazz, Broadway, film, plus a selection from The Great American Songbook. $150, 3 p.m., please reserve online.

Monday February 22: Sicario [2015], 2 p.m, 4:30 p.m., 7 p.m.

Wednesday February 24: Canadian author, T.E. Wilson presents Mezcalero. A new a book about a bilcultural [Canadian/Mexican] transgender detective. $80, 3 p.m, to reserve and to learn more, please go here.

Thursday February 25: Talent Show: Free to participate, $100 to attend, 7 p.m. Do you want to: sing, dance, juggle, make magic, play an instrument, act a scene, paint? Please go here to reserve and read about all details of how you can be on stage.

Saturday February 27: Host Wendy Kain [Second Time Around: Movie Remakes] presents King Kong and King Kong. Both movies $50, reserve and find the details here.

Monday February 29: Grandma [2015], 2 p.m, 4:30 p.m., 7 p.m.

 

~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.

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! Sixto Osuna #71 and Venustiano Carranza, Centro.

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.  

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. ♦ Salsa and Salsa, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., Hotel Royal Villas, $48 US. Learn to make many salsas, learn to dance the salsa and apparently you learn to drink different margaritas. “It’s a three hour hoot.” You must book 24 hours in advance as all ingredients are freshly prepared for guests. Book via e: salsamazatlan@gmail.com or at the desk of Royal Villas [deposit and 24 hour notice is required] or call the Salsa Hotline, 669 173 4989. There’s a reason this is the #1 tour in Mazatlan on Trip Advisor. Here are two reviews to read.

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.♦ Salsa and Salsa, 5 p.m. – 8 p.m., Hotel Royal Villas, $48 US. Learn to make many salsas, learn to dance the salsa and apparently you learn to drink different margaritas. “It’s a three hour hoot.” You must book 24 hours in advance as all ingredients are freshly prepared for guests. Book via e: salsamazatlan@gmail.com or at the desk of Royal Villas [deposit and 24 hour notice is required] or call the Salsa Hotline, 669 173 4989. There’s a reason this is the #1 tour in Mazatlan on Trip Advisor. Here are two reviews to read.♦ 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:   Mercado Organico, Mazatlan’s Farmers Market, Plazuela Zaragoza,  8 a.m. noon ♦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.