Daily Music Notes, El Recreo, Fundraisers, Galleries and Weekly Activities.
(The Angela Peralta is located on Carnaval, in the Plazuela Machado, Centro. The box office is open Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. and on Saturdays from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. For many events expect to pay in pesos, not a credit card. It’s best to call ahead – 982 4446, press #103. Even if an event is free, either in the Angela Peralta or at Casa Haas, you must get a ticket from the box office. Tickets are non-refundable.)
Tuesday November 25 and Wednesday November 26: Concierto para Niños/ musical concert for children. Popular musical selections that children adore have been chosen by Maestro Percival Alvarez and Monserrat Millán, all narrated by Ricardo David Orozco, “Caramelo”. 10 a.m. and noon, free with ticket.
Friday November 28 and Saturday November 29: Disney in concert, magical music from the movies: Lucas Richman is the music director of the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra and is perhaps best known for his finesse in presenting contemporary works. You’ll hear all the Disney favourites under his baton (Camerata Mazatlan): The Lion King, Mary Poppins, Beauty and the Beast, Pocahontas, Aladdin, Frozen… 8 p.m. $100-$400.
Sunday November 30: Despierta tus Sentidos – Estrenos de Invierno/ awaken your senses, winter’s opening: EPDM (the four year dance school, Escuela Profesional de Danza de Mazatlan) will once again perform this creative, imaginative contemporary dance. 7 p.m. $100.
Friday December 5 and Saturday December 6: Enrique Patrón de Rueda: 35 Años Viviendo la Opera/Mazatleco conductor, Enrique Patrón celebrates 35 years of conducting. The concert name says opera but Maestro has done it all: from Porgy and Bess, to the Beatles, to Gershwin, to the most complex operas. Cultura is promising “lots of surprises” (Maestro has many friends) but so far: El Coro Angela Peralta, el Coro Guillermo Sarabia, los Coros de la Licenciatura, Danto de la Escuela Superior de Canto de Mazatlan, Camerata Mazatlan, Maestro Antonio González and Maestra Martha Félix. ” For me, opera is my life” says Maestro, so expect a very exciting evening. 8 p.m. , $50 – $350.
Sunday December 7: Mestizo, Ballet Folclórico: director Javier Arcadia has created an evening of Mestizo – a combination of traditional and contemporary – it’s a potpourri of national dance, pride, elegance, grace and happiness. 6 p.m., $120.
Friday December 12: El Cascanueces, ballet/The Nutcracker Ballet: under the direction of Zoila Fernández and choreographed by Guillermo Carrillo this classic Christmas ballet is set to Russian composer Tchaikovsky’s music. It was first presented in St. Petersburg 100 years ago, and today it’s still a popular holiday tradition. Local talent (from mice to lead dancers) overflow the stage. 8 p.m., $50 -$300.
Saturday December 13: El Cascanueces, ballet/ The Nutcracker Ballet: under the direction of Zoila Fernández and choreographed by Guillermo Carrillo this classic Christmas ballet is set to Russian composer Tchaikovsky’s music. It was first presented in St. Petersburg 100 years ago, and today it’s still a popular holiday tradition. Local talent (from mice to lead dancers) overflow the stage. 6 p.m. and 8:30 p.m., $50 – $300
Sunday December 14: Ellas, Ellos, Elles: directed by Javier Diaz Delannais, adapted by Teatro Los Hijos de Maria this play is inspired by Harvey Fierstein’s “Torch Song Trilogy”. It explores all forms of sexuality and organizers have requested that audience members must be 18 years of age to attend. Limited to 120 people, two shows – 6 p.m. and 8 p.m., $100.
Tuesday December 16: Delfos’s Voyeur Húmeda y La Vanidad: two different performances – Humidity and Vanity – choreographed by Victor Ruiz (Mazatlan) and Vladimir Rodriquez (Columbia) these presentations combines everything that Delfos is famous for: dance, drama, words, music, communication, imagination, and beauty. Delfos is an award winning contemporary dance company famous in Mexico, Latin America and the United States. Always insanely creative. 8 p.m, $50-$200.
Friday December 19 and Saturday 20: Gala Navideña/Christmas Concert: local talent and invited guests join together to make this an evening to remember. It’s one big joyful experience with people/groups such as: Camerata Mazatlan, Coro Angela Peralta, Coro Infantil CMA, Orquesta Infantil a tocar Mazatlan, Marc Osterer’s Gringo Loco Brass Band, ballet dancers and you can rely on more surprise guests. Tis the season … 8 p.m., $100-$300.
Sunday Janaury 4: Camerata Gordon Campbell presents: Daniela Libeman en concerto/pianist Daniela Liebman in concert. Daniela is only 12 years old, yet she has already played at Carnegie Hall. Now completing her studies in Texas, Gordon Campbell is simply bursting for you to hear this prodigy from Guadalajara. She’ll play the full recital from the Cervantino Fesitval: classics from Bach, Beethoven, Chopin and Rachmaninoff. Noon, $200 (or if you buy all 8 concerts, $150.)
Sunday January 11: Camerata Gordon Campbell presents: Mozart, sus mujeres su vida a través de su correspondencia privada/Mozart and the important women in his life revealed in private letters; narrated by famous Mexican actress Angélica Aragón in English with Spanish subtitles. Many women touched Mozart’s life – mother, sister, spouse – and these emotional letters will come to life through his music, and soprano Perla Orrantia who will sing in Italian and German. Noon, $200 (or if you buy all 8 concerts, $150.)
Sunday January 25: Camerata Gordon Campbell presents: Estereofónico Renacentista (La música de al catedral de San Marcos) – the music from the cathedral of San Marcos, Venice. Camerata musicians are experimenting in spacial sound – just as musicians do in the Venice cathedral. The brass ensemble will be on stage, and in various balconies. Noon, $200 (or if you buy all 8 concerts, $150.)
Sunday February 1: Camerata Gordon Campbell presents: La Serva Padrona - The servant turned mistress. This comic opera (opera buffa) was written in 1773 by Giovannia Battista Pergolesi and the libretto is by Gennaro Antonio Federico. The opera is 45 minutes long and was originally performed as an intermezzo between the acts of a serious opera. Starring soprano Karla Muñoz Arias and baritone Carlos Serrano who both sing in Italian with English subtitles, and actor Larik Huerta – he’s a mute. Maestro chose this for it’s comic side and the intimacy of two singers. Noon, $200, (or if you buy all 8 concerts, $150.)
Sunday February 22: Camerata Gordon Campbell presents: Randall Thompson y Vaughn Williams. Randall Thompson was an American composer (1899-1984) noted for his choral works. Ralph Vaughan Williams was an English composer (1872-1958) known for his symphonies, chamber music, opera, and choral music.The poems and writings of Robert Frost (“The Road not Taken”) and William Shakespeare are set to music and the Camerata is joined by the Coro de la Comunidad de Culiacan. All in English, Maestro says” this music is spiritual, this music feeds the soul and you should feel as if you are floating in outer space.” There are “seven country songs” honouring Robert Frost, one set for Shakespeare and the final song featuring Thompson’s Alleluia. The Coro de la Comunidad de Culiacan is comprised of 100 members ranging in age from eight to 75 years old. Noon, $200, (or if you buy all 8 concerts, $150.)
Sunday March 1: Camerata Gordon Campbell presents: Hot Jazz. This group of seven musicians come from Mexico, the EU, Poland and Spain. You’ll hear it all: Ragtime, Dixieland, New Orleans, Swing and Blues. There’s a reason the group is called Hot Jazz. Noon, $200, (or if you buy all 8 concerts, $150.)
(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.)
Thursday November 27: Por Qué No is hosting an elegant sit down traditional Thanksgiving dinner: this will be lovingly catered by La Cocina Linda Lee. $200 includes a turkey dinner complete with sausage stuffing, mashed potatoes,gravy, green beans and bacon, cranberry sauce, rolls, pumpkin roll with real whipped cream and a glass of wine. The dinner starts at noon but you and your friends may choose the time you wish to eat. Call Patty or Bill at Por Qué No, 668 2247 to make your reservation.
Thursday November 27: Twisted Mama’s celebrates US Thanksgiving: with a buffet dinner ($260), with all the traditional foods . Here we go- turkey, bread and sage stuffing, ham, gravy, sweet potato with pecan topping, mashed potatoes, broccolli and cauliflower casserole, corn salad, cranberries, pumpkin pie and more, and seconds! There are three seatings; 2 p.m., 4:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. Please reserve early (and request your seating time) by calling 669 129 2021 or e at: twisted_mamas@hotmailcom.
More thanksgiving dinners (different hours and seatings) at The Water’s Edge, organic jazz (136 0895); The Saloon Sports Bar, Ebano (176 9827); Casa Lucila, (982 1100); Los Zarapes, jazz songs with Melissa Burridge,(913 9255); – reservations required for all.
Thursday November 27: Exposición de Joyeria/ Jazmin Villar presents her jewellery: Jazmin is a highly respected (and creative) jewellery designer. She’ll display 15 collections – such glamour! Casa Haas, free with ticket, 8 p.m.
Saturday November 29, and Sunday November 30: Maratón Pacifico – click on “English version” http:///www.maraton.org/ The gist: starts on Saturday, mostly on the Malecon at 6:30 a.m. with wheelchair, crutches and blind people doing 10K, and moves through the day with various races – waiters, female and male elite, let the turtles free. There are three more races on Sunday.
Saturday November 29: LOOK Gallery’s trio show featuring artists: Enrique Loza, Claudia Nery and Patricia Garcia, 3 p.m. – 6 p.m, Sixto Osuna #59.
Saturday November 29: Festival de la Luz/ light festival: All part of the Maratón Pacifico -organizers are advertising a spectacular “Disneyland style” show including fireworks, a water acrobatic performance, plus an amazing light show. On the Malecon, in front of the Olas Altas Inn Hotel & Spa, from 5 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. (The hotel is taking reservations for your table – 981 3192)
Friday December 5: First Friday ArtWalk, 4 p.m. – 8 p.m. Free self-guided art tour in Centro. Mazatlan’s ArtWalk is in its tenth year and 46 artists in 23 locations happily display paintings, drawings, prints, photographs, jewellery and all things creative. There’s never any pressure to buy; it’s a wonderful way to see houses, studios and appreciate the variety of art that is being created. To plot your route: http://www.artwalkmazatlan.com
Thursday December 11: La Cena Secreta. The last secret dinner was held at LOOK gallery; it’s a four course dinner and costs $395, includes a glass of wine or a beer (more wine, beer and beverages can easily be bought by the glass/bottle), here’s what people had to say: “… a beautiful venue, great food and good conversation, just the best” “.. it was a fun evening for sure, the game was a great added touch. The food was outstanding and we were in great company…I laughed until my makeup was running! Can’t wait to do it again.” “… fantastic food and an exciting gallery.” Catered by Cocina Linda Lee the location and the dinner menu is a secret until you make a reservation. This time, La Cena Secreta has room for 24 guests and there will be a scavenger hunt where 12 people can win great prizes. To ensure your place at the table, reservations must be made by Monday December 8th and you must pay the $395 in full. Please make chef aware of any food allergies. Reserve with either Arlene Johnson, e: firstname.lastname@example.org, cell: 669 929 1277, land: 988 1051 or leave a Facebook message or contact Linda Lee, e:email@example.com, cell: 669 146 6610, land: 981 6099 or leave a Facebook message. Perhaps you too will be saying “thank you my amazing Linda Lee for a memorable evening.”
Friday December 12: Navidad al piano: pianist Sergio Castellanos Garcia has prepared an evening of Christmas music. All your favourite Christmas carols will the played. Casa Haas, 7 p.m, $100.
Saturday December 13: Celso Piña, concierto/ Celso Piña in concert: Born in Monterrey, Celso Piña is a singer, composer, arranger and plays the accordion – cumbia style. This self-taught accordionist has been able to create unique sounds from the instrument which contributes to his cumbia sound. Olas Altas, free, 8 p.m.
Wednesday December 31: NYE parties from Cerritos to Centro, so far (reservations are recommended for all, all the details on the restaurant’s Facebook): Christy’s Sports Bar, Rock Creek; Twisted Mama’s, Los Cryps;
Friday January 2: First Friday ArtWalk, 4 p.m. – 8 p.m. Free self-guided art tour in Centro. Mazatlan’s ArtWalk is in its tenth year and 46 artists in 23 locations happily display paintings, drawings, prints, photographs, jewellery and all things creative. There’s never any pressure to buy; it’s a wonderful way to see houses, studios and appreciate the variety of art that is being created. To plot your route: http://www.artwalkmazatlan.com
Sunday Janaury 18: Camerate Gordon Campbell presents: The virtuoso trumpet, Héctor Tomás Jiménez. Joining Héctor will be: Laura Elizabeth Hauer, piano; Fernando Correa, percussion; Luis Alfredo Anguis, contra bass. Program features French jazz pianist Claude Bolling’s Toot Suite with multiple movements. This is concert music written in a jazz idiom. Noon, Casa Haas, $200 (or if you buy all 8 concerts, $150.)
Sunday February 8: Camerate Gordon Campbell presents: El arte del corno - the art of the horn. This trio – Olenga Bogaychuk, violin, Aigul Kulvoa, piano and Maestro Gordon Campbell, horn, celebrate the works of Robert Cummings, Mozart and Brahms. It’s also the world premier of Robert Cummings work in the first half. Noon, Casa Haas, $200 (or if you buy all 8 concerts, $150.)
“We’ll make you laugh”
All comedy shows take place in The Venado Showroom, Hotel Playa Mazatlan, at 7 p.m., the ticket is $500 pesos which includes a buffet dinner and an open bar. Tickets on sale now: Hotel Playa Mazatlan, Ave. Playa Gaviotas #202, 669 989 0555. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. so you can enjoy your dinner prior to the comedy performance. Visit the website for more details and bios: http://mazatlancomedyclub.com
Sunday November 30: Kenny Bob Davis and Jim Summers. Sometime in the last 35 years you’ve probably seen Kenny Davis perform- perhaps his stand-up comic show, perhaps as an actor on tv, (Murder She Wrote) as musician and singer (just released his fourth cd AVegas Souvenir). He’s a veteran comedian guaranteed to make you laugh. Jim’s show is a combination of “Oz” meets “Married with Children.” He takes you on an hilarious journey from his youth (growing up as a white kid in a culturally diverse neighborhood) to fifteen years as a prison guard in some of California’s roughest prisons. He’s raised four kids and is now divorced. He boldly expresses his view on marriage, children and what it’s like to be a prison guard.
Sunday December 21: Bobbie Shropshire and Larry Elliott. Bobbie has lived for years in LA and she was a paid regular at the World Famous Comedy Store as well as a regular at the Improve on Melrose appearing along side comedy legends including Andrew Dice Clay, George Carlin and Richard Pryor. She also spent hours shooting some of the most memorable moments for “Dr. Phil” episodes. Currently, Bobbie is an artist working on a Zen Ocean series that is popular with maritime art collectors. For seven years Larry was the Hollywood Christmas Parade Santa Claus and 25 years later he still delights in entertaining families and children. He’s a successful opener and a favourite family headliner. Larry Elliott brings a joy and offbeat goofiness that is so welcome in today’s world.
Sunday January 25: Al Ducharme and Bernadette Pauley. 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.
Sunday February 22: Kat Simmons and Marc Yaffee. Kat has the unique talent for combing physical comedy with real life situations. The 27 year veteran is often compared to Lucille Ball, Carol Burnett and Red Skelton. The audience is her BFF and she delights in sharing her secrets. From The Improv, to Catch a Rising Star to the Comedy Channel, Kat speaks the truth making it easier for the rest of us to be honest with ourselves. Marc is an award-winning comedian who founded the Pow Wow Comedy Jam. He was featured on the Showtime special, “Going Native: The American Indian Comedy Slam” plus PBS’s special, “Crossing the Line.” He won the Ventura Comedy Festival’s Funniest Person Contest in 2012. Clubs, colleges, casinos and corporations all want Marc because he leaves a trail of laughs that are funny, not filthy.
Sunday March 29: Rocky Whatule and Bubba Bradley. Rocky is the current host of “Hollywood Rockin Wrap Up” and this 16 year accomplished comedian lives by his motto – “you have to mature; you don’t have to grow up.” The youngest of five in an Italian family he’s fine tuned the “look-at-me-complex.” No matter his subject – friends, family, marriage or animals, you’ll find his observations hilarious. Bubba was voted class clown in high school. He’s still proud of that honour and draws upon his dysfunctional, nomadic family for material. He has been a metal factory worker, a security guard at Yellowstone and a bar bouncer. You can imagine the material this talented comedian has gathered over the years. You’ll never forget his down-to-earth story telling.
Friday February 6: First Friday ArtWalk, 4 p.m. – 8 p.m. Free self-guided art tour in Centro. Mazatlan’s ArtWalk is in its tenth year and 50 artists happily display paintings, drawings, prints, photographs, jewellery and all things creative. There’s never any pressure to buy; it’s a wonderful way to see houses, studios and appreciate the variety of art that is being created. To plot your route: http://www.artwalkmazatlan.com
Thursday February 12 – Tuesday February 17: Carnaval!
Friday March 6: First Friday ArtWalk, 4 p.m. – 8 p.m. Free self-guided art tour in Centro. Mazatlan’s ArtWalk is in its tenth year and 46 artists in 23 locations happily display paintings, drawings, prints, photographs, jewellery and all things creative. There’s never any pressure to buy; it’s a wonderful way to see houses, studios and appreciate the variety of art that is being created. To plot your route: http://www.artwalkmazatlan.com
Wednesday April 8 -Sunday April 12: XX Aniversario Sema de la Moto, 20th Anniversary of Moto Week.
Friday April 10: First Friday ArtWalk, 4 p.m. – 8 p.m. Free self-guided art tour in Centro. Mazatlan’s ArtWalk is in its tenth year and 46 artists in 23 locations happily display paintings, drawings, prints, photographs, jewellery and all things creative. There’s never any pressure to buy; it’s a wonderful way to see houses, studios and appreciate the variety of art that is being created. To plot your route: http://www.artwalkmazatlan.com
Friday May 1: First Friday ArtWalk, 4 p.m. – 8 p.m. Free self-guided art tour in Centro. Mazatlan’s ArtWalk is in its tenth year and 46 artists in 23 locations happily display paintings, drawings, prints, photographs, jewellery and all things creative. There’s never any pressure to buy; it’s a wonderful way to see houses, studios and appreciate the variety of art that is being created. To plot your route: http://www.artwalkmazatlan.com
THE FAIRLY ACCURATE DAILY MUSIC SCHEDULE
All restaurants and bars are listed in The Directory, click here for address, opening hours and phone numbers – it’s fairly accurate! Some of the restaurants close for private events, some of groups are hired away for private events, just call ahead. Many of your groups are on The Bandstand, please click here to listen. To find out more about The Mazatlan Music Lovers Club, and its CD, Mazatlan Sampler, click here
Mondays: Melissa Mondays (Melissa Burridge), Los Zarapes ($250 includes dinner + 2 drinks, reserve via e: firstname.lastname@example.org)), 6 p.m. ♦ Romantic Mexican music for dancing, bar area,Playa Mazatlan, 6:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. ♦ Rafael Rodriguez, (easy/mixed), Kelly’s Bar, Pueblo Bonita Emerald Bay, 7 p.m.♦ Ebano,(mixed) La Palapa del Mar, 7 p.m. ♦ Dance + R ‘n R, with Rob Lamonica, Dave Oakey, Lori Davidson, Chris Henderson, Omar Rios ++, La Chupiteria, 7 p.m. (have a listen) ♦ Kannon(r&r) GusGus GZ, 8 p.m. (have a listen)
Tuesdays: Brenster’s Beach Bash, (mixed), Diego’s Beach House, (all you can drink $275 or cover of $70), 2 p.m. ♦ Mazatlan Karaoke, El Shrimp Bucket, 6 p.m ♦ Romantic Mexican music for dancing, bar area, Playa Mazatlan, 6:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.♦ ZAZ, (r ‘n’ r), Twisted Mama’s, 6:30 p.m.♦ Mundo Sánchez (romantic vocals and guitar), Topolo 7 p.m.♦ Rafael Rodriquez,(easy/mixed) Torres Mazatlan, 7 p.m. ♦ Jazz Jam with Rob Lamonica ++, La Bohemia, 7:30 p.m.(have a listen) ♦ Kannon, (r&r), GusGus GZ, 8 p.m. ♦ Live music (varies) El Roots Cafe, 8 p.m.
Wednesdays: Fairly Honest Jon & The Truth (blues), Chill and Grill, 2 p.m. – 6 p.m ♦Kannon, (R&R), La Corriente, 3 p.m. – 6 p.m. ♦ Cheryl Gaudet (easy listening), The Jonathon Hotel, 6 p.m. ♦Romantic Mexican music for dancing, bar area, Playa Mazatlan, 6:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m♦ Ebano, (salsa, cumbia, mixed), Twisted Mama’s, 6:30 p.m. ♦ Rob Lamonica (easy/mixed), Héctor’s Bistro, 7 p.m. ♦ Rafael Rodriquez,(easy/mixed) Crazy Beach, 7 p.m. ♦ Sergio Avila (smooth sax), Topolo, 7 p.m.♦ Tanya Carrum (easy/mixed), La Catrina, 7 p.m. ♦Mazatlan Karaoke, Por Qué No, 7 p.m. ♦ Kannon, (r &r) GusGus GZ, 8 p.m. ♦ ZAZ! (r&r) El Roots Cafe, 8 p.m ♦ Mariachi band, El Mil Amores, Marina, 8 p.m. ♦ Lori Davidson and Dario Avila, (mixed/easy) Pedro & Lola, 8:30 p.m. ♦ Live dance band, family atmosphere, La Fonda de Chalio, 8:30 p.m.
Thursdays: Alexis Felix, (easy, have a listen) Chill and Grill, 6 p.m.♦ ZAZ, (r n’ r), Twisted Mama’s, 6:30 p.m. ♦ Wingin’ It (Lori Davidson/Rob Lamonica, (mixed, easy, have a listen, ) Social, 6:30 p.m.♦ Romantic Mexican music for dancing, bar area, Playa Mazatlan, 6:30 p.m. – 10;30 p.m♦ Ebano, (mixed, good dancing music), The Saloon Sports Bar, 6:30 p.m.♦ Sergio Avila, (smooth sax), Topolo, 7 p.m. ♦ Mazatlan Karaoke, Las Flores, 7 p.m.♦Rock Creek ( mixed), La Palapa del Mar, 7 p.m. (starts Dec. 4) ♦ Organic jazz (Richard Eager, guitar; Scotty Auble, flute) Water’s Edge, 7 p.m.♦ Mario Rojas and his guitar (trova/Cuban ballads), La Copa de Leche, 7 p.m. ♦ Live music, varies, F.I.S.H. 7 p.m.♦ Rafael Rodriquez (easy/mixed) Kelly’s Bar Pueblo Bonito, 7 p.m. ♦ Kannon, (r &r), Lucky B’s, 7:30 p.m. (have a listen) ♦ Karaoke (Spanish), Puerto Viejo, 7:30 p.m. ♦ Kameleon,(r&r) GusGus GZ, 8 p.m ♦ Live band, varies, El Roots Cafe, 8 p.m. ♦ Live music (varies) Baja Style, 8 p.m. ♦ Live music, Pedro y Lola , 8:30 p.m. ♦ Live dance band, family atmosphere, La Fonda de Chalio, 9 p.m. ♦ Los Albureros (Sinaloa sounds), El Albur, 9 p.m. ♦ Ladies night, (live, mixed Mexican), La Camelia Show Centre, 9 p.m. ♦ Lo que cantamos las mujeres (Heidi ++), La Bohemia, 10:30 p.m.
Fridays: Cheryl Gaudet,(easy listening) The Jonathon Hotel, 6 p.m. ♦ Live music (groups vary), El Capitano, 2 p.m. ♦ Romantic Mexican music for dancing, bar area, Playa Mazatlan, 6:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. ♦ Los Cryps (Beatles, oldies, have a listen) Twisted Mama’s, 6:30 p.m. ♦ Mundo Sánchez (romantic vocals and guitar), Topolo, 7 p.m. ♦Rafael Rodriguez (easy, mixed), Kelly’s Bar, Pueblo Bonito Emerald Bay, 7 p.m. ♦ Kannon, (r&r), Lucky B’s, 7:30 p.m. ♦ Oscar and Javier Rojas (Spanish/English favourites), La Copa de Leche, 7 p.m ♦ Live music, (alt. rock) Diego’s Beach House, 7 p.m.♦ Wingin’ It, Lori Davidson, Rob Lamonica + guests, (mixed/country) Macaws, 7 p.m. (have a listen) ♦ Arsenio, (romantic), Casa Loma, 7:30 p.m. ♦ Los Stanley F.I.S.H. ( r & r) 7 p.m. ♦ Live music (varies) El Roots Cafe, 8 p.m. ♦ Salty Feet (r&r), Puerto Viejo, 8 p.m. ♦Kameleon,(r&r) GusGus GZ, 8 p.m ♦ Live dance band, family atmosphere, La Fonda de Chalio, 8:30 p.m.. ♦ Jazz band, Pedro & Lola, 8:30 p.m.♦ Live music (varies), El Shrimp Bucket, 8 p.m. ♦ Karaoke, La Catrina, 8 p.m.♦ Mexican mixed, La Chupiteria, 8:30 p.m. ♦ ZAZ! (r&r) Baja Style, 9 p.m ♦ Karaoke with a Mariachi band, El Mil Amores Centro, 10 p.m. ♦ Live band (mixed), Vintage retro-bar, 10 p.m.♦ Live band (mixed Mexican), La Camelia Show Center, 10 p.m.♦ Los Pedro’s (Alexis Felix, E.G.Brady) blues, jazz, mixed) Pedro & Lola, 10 p.m.♦ Live music (varies) La Corriente, 10 p.m. ♦ La GuaGua Rumbera, (salsa ++), Mangos, 11 p.m.
Saturdays: Rootsterford Reggae,(have a listen) Surf’s Up, 1 p.m.♦ Live music, (groups vary), El Capitano, 2 p.m. ♦ Alexis Felix,(guitar/easy, have a listen) The Jonathon, 6 p.m. ♦ Romantic Mexican music, bar area, Playa Mazatlan, 6:30 p.m. – 10 p.m ♦The Blues Boys (E.G. Brady, Kevin Lysaght (have a listen), Twisted Mama’s, 6:30 p.m. ♦The Troubadours, (easy/country) Dave Oakey and Rob Lamonica, Macaws,(have a listen) 7 p.m. ♦ Mazatlan Karaoke, The Saloon Sports Bar, 7 p.m. ♦ Oscar and Javier Rojas (Spanish/English favourites), La Copa de Leche, 7 p.m.♦ Mundo Sánchez, (romantic vocals and guitar), Topolo, 7 p.m. ♦ Los Cryps (Beatles, oldies), La Bohemia, 7 p.m. (have a listen) ♦ Live bands, varies, F.I.S.H., 7 p.m.♦ Kannon, (r&r), Lucky B’s, 7:30 p.m. ♦ Live bands (varies) El Roots Cafe, 8 p.m. ♦ Canto Altano (classical Mexican trio, trova, boleros), Casa Loma, 8 p.m ♦ Mariachi band, El Mil Amores, Marina, 8 p.m.♦ Salty Feet (r&r), Puerto Viejo, 8 p.m. ♦ Kameleon,(r&r) GusGus GZ, 8 p.m.♦ Guest bands, Machado Kiosk, 8 p.m. ♦ ZAZ! (r & r), Baja Style, 9 p.m. ♦ Live dance band, family atmosphere, La Fonda de Chalio, 8:30 ♦ Lori Davidson + Dario Avila (mixed/easy) Pedro & Lola, 9 p.m.(have a listen)♦ ZAZ, (r&r) Baja Style, 9 p.m. ♦ Live music (varies) La Catrina, 9 p.m.♦ Live bands (vary, mixed Mexican), La Camelia Show Center, 9 p.m. ♦ Mariachi Continental, El Mil Amores Centro, 10 p.m. ♦ Live band (mixed) Vintage retro-bar, 10 p.m.
Sundays: Live music (groups vary) El Capitano, 2 p.m.♦ Reggae Sundays (often Rootsterford), Diego’s Beach House, 5 p.m.♦ Ebano, (salsa, cumbia r & r, mixed), Twisted Mama’s, 6:30 p.m. ♦ The Troubadours (Rob Lamonica and Dave Oakey)mixed/easy, have a listen), Pedro & Lola, 6:30 p.m. ♦ ZAZ, (r&r), Lucky B’s, 6:30 p.m. ♦ Romantic Mexican music for dancing, bar area, Playa Mazatlan, 6:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. ♦ Mazatlan Karaoke, El Shrimp Bucket, 6:30 p.m. ♦ Mundo Sánchez,(romantic guitar and vocals) Angelina’s Kitchen, 7 p.m. ♦ Live music, (easy listening, often Rafael Rodriquez) kiosk in the Plazuela Machado, 7:30 p.m ♦ Live music, (Mexican mixed) La Chupiteria, 8:30 p.m. ♦ Live dance band, family atmosphere, La Fonda de Chalio, 8:30 ♦ Kamaleon, (r&r) GusGus GZ, 8:30 p.m.♦ Los Albureros (Sinaloa sounds), El Albur, 8:30 p.m. ♦ Adiccion, Baja Style, 8:30 p.m.
Monday November 24, Dick Damron, La Catrina, 7 p.m., reservations recommended, 913 2618
Friday November 28: Quiñones, La Corriente, 10 p.m.
Friday November 28: Suncai Gitano’s 8th Anniversary, La Tertulia Cantina Retro, 10 p.m.
Friday November 28: Tribute to Jamiroquai: (British funk/acid jazz band) with La Regadera, Dieog’s Beach House, 10 p.m.
Monday December 1: Melissa Burridge in concert with a Cabaret Night: ‘Un gran voz’ (El Debate’s compliment, the big voice) will perform (complete with costume changes) songs from Sweet Charity, Wicked, My Fair Lady, Funny Girl, Cabaret, The Sound of Music, Oliver and West Side Story. Welcome, bienvenido,bienvenue, willkommen! Los Zarapes, 6 p.m. $250 includes a choice chicken breast Florentina or Cobb salad and two drinks. Reserve via e:email@example.com
Friday December 5: SAKRO, La Corriente, 10 p.m.
Saturday December 6: John Ugalde, Diego’s Casa de Playa, Diego’s Beach House, 11 p.m.
Friday December 12: Rubinskee, La Corriente, 10 p.m.
Friday December 12: Los Human’s tribute band to U2, Señor Frogs, 10 p.m., reserve 985 1110
Monday December 15: Melissa Burridge’s tribute to Linda Ronstadt: back by popular demand this show almost sold out last month, get your tickets now! Enjoy ‘un gran voz’ (El Debate’s description of Melissa’s performance) and you do need a big voice to sing Ronstadt’s songs. Los Zarapes, 6 p.m, $250 includes a dinner with two choices and two drinks. Reserve via e: firstname.lastname@example.org
Friday December 19: Zombies in Miami, La Corriente, 10 p.m.
Thursday December 25: Pacific Pearl Music Vol. 5, La Corriente, 10 p.m.
Friday December 26: Dan Solo, La Corriente, 10 p.m.
The Brenster & Carrum Show Country Concert Series
2014-2015 in Mazatlan
Spoiler alert! Last season all the shows sold out – to avoid disappointment buy your tickets early, they are on sale now; Hotel Playa Mazatlan, Ave. Playa Gaviotas #202, 669 989 0555 or e mail: email@example.com. All the concerts take place in The Venado Showroom at 6 p.m. and your ticket price includes a buffet dinner and open bar. Fans can follow this exciting series on http://countryinmazatlan.com/
Friday December 19: Brenster & Tanya, Songs of the Season. A huge hit last year, fans adore this couple on and off stage. They bring true love to the holiday season and sing duets from all genres, in English and in Spanish. $500
Friday January 16: The 3 Amigas: Patricia Conroy, Michelle Wright and Beverley Mahood. Patricia dazzled the audience last year with her French-Canadian country Nashville sound. She’s looking forward to returning and performing again – “all I can say is Mazatlan is a fabulous place, and just enjoy the beauty and friendly people!” Michelle is a Canadian country music artist. She is one of the country’s most widely recognized and awarded female country singers of the 1990s, winning the Canadian Country Music Association’s Fan’s Choice Award twice. Beverley was born in Ireland, emigrated to Canada and now resides in Nashville. She is a successful country music singer-songwriter and television host (2004-2005, Citytv Vancouver). She is also formerly part of the all-female trio Lace, produced by Canadian LA producer David Foster. $600
Friday February 13: The Good Brothers: Brian, Bruce and Larry Good. As Brenster predicted: “it will be obvious to our audience here in Mazatlan, that this is one of the best country groups of all time.” And it was obvious – the brothers from Richmond Hill rocked the room with their country, bluegrass and folk music. They had never been to Mexico and now can’t wait to return to Mazatlan and warm-up in the Las Vegas- style Venados Show room. $500
Friday March 13: Joan Kennedy Band. Joan is an award winning country artist and “has taken her unique crossover country pop and blues sound all over the world, touring extensively throughout Canada and Europe” writes Jody Sanderson in The March issue of Pacific Pearl. Brenster added, “ she is an amazing entertainer, with great songs and an incredible voice and personality that makes every person in the audience feel special.” $500
Friday April 10: Duane Steele. Another great Canadian country performer. Duane has had many hits including the Number One hit Anita Got Married, plus he’s also released five studio albums. “Duane’s pure voice and natural stage presence makes his lives shows a must-see. Fans relate to his lyrics and song writing styles.” $500
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.
Monday November 24: Le Week-End (2013), 3 p.m. (The 5:30 Gater Boys show is sold out!)
Monday December 1: Musical Mondays – featuring trumpet player Allen Fannin and his group of musical friends. Musicians drop-in and join the jam, audience drop-in and enjoy a midday break. 1 p.m. – 3 p.m, free.
Monday December 1: The Two Faces of January (2014), 3 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.
Wednesday December 3: Book Chats with author Susan Carnes: Susan is writing her third book Epiphany, and will chat about that and her first two books – My Champion (includes 21 illustrations) and The Way Back. My Champion is about a ten year-old girl who doesn’t appreciate what she has and The Way Back’s focuses on a WWI vet who struggles with PTSD. This talented author and artist is ready for your questions! 2 p.m., $80, reservations recommended.
Thursday December 4: The Trip (2010), 3 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.
Monday December 8: Musical Mondays – featuring trumpet player Allen Fannin and his group of musical friends. Musicians drop-in and join the jam, audience drop-in and enjoy a midday break. 1 p.m. – 3 p.m, free.
Monday December 8: Ida (2013), Polish with English subtitles, 3 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.
Wednesday December 10: Book Chats with author Glen Rogers: local artist Glen Rogers has travelled the world seeking places that resonate with spiritual intensity such as Stonehenge and Monte Albán. Art & Sacred Sites: Connecting with the Spirit of Place combines photos and text of these iconic sites with pictures of the artwork they inspired. 2 p.m., $80, reservations recommended.
Thursday December 11: Get on Up (2014), 139 minutes; it’s the monthly feature film, note that the second show starts later… 3 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.
Sunday December 14: Holiday Sing-Along. Piano player Ken Woods and singer Cheryl Gaudet team up again and lead you in singing all your holiday favourites. Organizers are also holding a cookie contest – bring a dozen + one (for the judges) and share, the tastiest, most seasonally inspired cookie will win “a fabulous prize.” The fun doesn’t stop there. Wear your craziest, wackiest holiday T-shirt, or sweatshirt, or sweater, or vest, and “the most unique will win a prize.” 3:30 p.m., $80, reservations recommended.
Monday December 15: Musical Mondays – featuring trumpet player Allen Fannin and his group of musical friends. Musicians drop-in and join the jam, audience drop-in and enjoy a midday break. 1 – 3 p.m, free.
Monday December 15: Boyhood (2014), 165 minutes, 3 p.m. only
Thursday December 18: Mazatlan Film & Theater and Casa de Caracol Liberia 1st annual Posada: the traditional Mexican Posada celebrates the re-creation of the pilgrimage of Mary and Joseph seeking lodging a various inns (posadas) in Bethlehem and being turned away. “Our posada will include a candle-lit pilgrimage through the El Recreo building singing villancicos in English and Spanish, followed by the customary meal of tamales and the trimmings, holiday punch, refrescos and a piñata.” 5 p.m. until 8 p.m, $300, reservations recommended.
Monday December 22: Musical Mondays - featuring trumpet player Allen Fannin and his group of musical friends. Musicians drop-in and join the jam, audience drop-in and enjoy a midday break. 1 – 3 p.m.
Monday December 22: Still Mine, 3 p.m. only
Sunday January 18, Monday January 19, and Thursday January 22: Playreading, The Red Hot Lovers. Actors from Mazatlan Film & Theater have been busy reading and preparing their parts from Neil Simon’s popular 1969 Broadway comedy. The protagonist, Barney, has a very nice wife and is leading a very nice but uneventful life -he’s determined to have one memorable romantic episode before he dies. But with three separate women? Sunday January 18, 3 p.m.; Monday January 19 and Thursday Janaury 22, 7 p.m. $120, reservations recommended.
Saturday November 29: Desayuno de los Pollos, Comparte tu Navidad, Family Christmas Charity – tickets are $150, 8:30 a.m. and it takes place in the warehouse of API, Ave. Emilio Barragán, where the cruise ships arrive. This is the 24 annual year for this wonderful project that distributes over 2000 chickens, and 1000 dry-goods to Mazatlan’s most needy people; it benefits approximately 10,000 people. Breakfast is served and each ticket is entered in a raffle for many gifts that are donated by both generous individuals and by local businesses. The Medina Osuna families say: “we think it’s important to spread the word of this family project, so as to motivate those that sincerely wish to help the under-privledged without expecting anything in return. This is a time for giving and sharing. If you feel fortunate for having all your basic needs covered, share your Christmas with others.” Tickets are available at: Las Quince Letras Herreria, Francisco Villa # 2309, in Centro open week days from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., please ask for Jorge, husband of one of the organizer’s Isabel Hudgins Osuna, or ask for Elsa – as a bonus, Jorge will deliver your tickets, please call 669 110 0744. Dianne Hoffner will be selling them, as well as the Pacific Pearl office which is located below Los Zarapes on Camaron Sabalo #2601, call first please – 913 0117. Tickets are always available at the door, the morning of.
Saturday January 10: The 8th annual Hospice Mazatlan Golf Tournament: this very successful fundraiser will once again be held at Estrella del Mar with a shotgun start at 9:30 a.m. This year organizers are accepting 144 golfers for a day of “competitive fun”; four person teams will play “no handicap”, “best ball” and “scramble” for 18 holes. You do not have to be a star player, it’s all about supporting the worthwhile cause of Hospice, which now has 155 patients. The entrance fee is $1,500 and you’ll have a chance to win a VW Bug, a Weber grill, and many other great gifts. As per tradition, golfers will be served a delicious buffet breakfast. Your bbq lunch by Chef Digeo Becerra is well worth the entrance fee! He’s one of Mazatlan’s best chefs (owner of El Presidio and the new upscale cantina, Compañia Minera) and he excels with ribs and he may even smoke/bbq a half pig for the players. If you want additional information, or to register early please contact these volunteers: Gordon Wainwright, 913 3683, e: firstname.lastname@example.org; Jack Sieber, 985 2346, e: email@example.com; Dave Croly, 982 5472, e: firstname.lastname@example.org; Terry Topf, 176 6364, e: email@example.com
Saturday January 25: Amigos de los Animales champagne brunch – El Cid Marina Convention Centre, ocean view from every table. All details to follow, save the date.
Angela Peralta Theatre Galleries: There are two galleries; the upstairs gallery above the theatre is referred to as the Galeria, and hosts revolving shows as does the downstairs in the gallery, Galeria Rubio. Open week days from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. but sometimes can be closed due to private events. The
Delirium Galeria: This gallery and bistro has revolving exhibits, always worth stopping in, Sixto Osuna #24, open from 1 p.m., closed Sundays.
Galeria Baupres: Angel Flores #1506 – hours vary call 669 113 0941.
Galeria Nautilus: An art gallery, a gift shop, have various seasonal exhibits. Constitución, #77. Exhibits change every month.
Museo Arqueológico de Mazatlan: During the year this space (indoors and outdoors) hosts many different art exhibits and workshops. Located on Sixto Osuna# 76, kitty corner to Macaws. Hours vary, call 981 1455, open Tuesday to Sundays.
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, open from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. and again from 4 p.m. – 6 p.m. Please be aware that these hours can vary and are not accurate!
LOOK Vintage and Modern Gallery: A New York- style gallery and art shop. Owner Mark Jay has been in retail and merchandising all of his life. He’s very annoying – he constantly purchases items you can’t resist buying. He knows what you want before you do. LOOK is on Sixto Osuna #59; Mark is available by appointment so please call his cell: 669 149 3911 or drop in – 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.