Arts and Entertainment Calendar

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 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. – 7 p.m. and on Saturdays from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Please call ahead to be sure it’s open – 982 4444 ext. 103. 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. On April 23, 2019 the new Director of Cultura, Marsol Quiñónez Castro, was announced. The press receives details for concerts and events via a WhatsApp group and often details are lacking such as prices, backgrounds – please be patient until the Cultura team problems are resolved.

~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 May 25, Museo de Arte, 7 p.m., free!

Monday May 27: Memorial Day event, sponsored by Democrats Abroad. This event is not a fundraiser but is strictly a non-partisan social event – everyone from every party and country is more than welcome to this party.  It takes place at Roca Mar Restaurant, [on Ave. Del Mar, across the street from Paradise Bay Grand] and your $450 ticket includes: a sit-down “botana” banquet at 7 p.m – chicken brochettes, guacamole, American style chili beans, cheese quesadillas and flautas – open bar [wine, beer, vodka tequila and rum drinks],your tip and music by The Truth. You must reserve by May 22, by e mailing: to reserve your place – no need to pay in advance – this is run on the honour system, but please include your name, contact info and your drink preference.  There will also be ac, plenty of parking and it’s wheel chair accessible. 5:30 p.m. – 9 p.m. [organizers have said “regardless of your political affiliation you are encouraged to register to vote, we will have information available to you.”]

Tuesday May 28: Art exhibit by students from Colegio Andes, Museo de Arte patio, 5 p.m. free, everyone is welcome. [Museo de Arte is located on Sixto Osuna and Venustiano Carranza.]

Thursday May 30: Art exhibit from the towns of Trópico Sur,[Rosario, Escuinapa, Condordia, San Ignacio] at Museo de Arte, Sala Roberto Pérez Rubio, 7 p.m., free, everyone is welcome. The show goes on until August 5. Also an art exhibit curated by Marysol Galván, Vida,/ Exposición de Mujeres Artistas – an exhibition of female artists, 22, celebrating life!  7 p.m. free. [Museo de Arte is located on Sixto Osuna and Venustiano Carranza.]

Friday May 31: Concert, Concierto de Percusión Cubana, with Maestro Ernestro Duchesne Valdés, in the patio of Museo de Arte, 8 p.m. $100 [ Museo de Arte is located on Sixto Osuna and Venustiano Carranza, you can purchase tickets from Tuesday to Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 the lobby.]

Friday May 31: Rob Lamonica’s musical birthday bash at La Fábula! Save the date.

Friday May 31: Tribute to Chavela Vargas by Flor Estrada [vocals] and Luis Ornelas [guitar], @ Centro Cultural Multiversidad [31 de Mayo], 7 p.m., call to reserve 669 993 6230[ Isabel Vargas Lizano, aka Chavela Vargas, [1919-2012] was born in Costa Rica but she went on to become a popular Mexican singer famous for her rendition of Mexican rancheras. At 14 Chavela [a pet name for Isabel] left Costa Rica and took refuge in Mexico where the entertainment industry was booming. In her youth she dressed as a man, smoked cigars, drank heavily, carried a gun and was known for her characteristic red jorongo which she continued to wear during her performances. Vargas debuted at Carnegie Hall in 2003 at the age of 83 thanks to her admirer Spanish director, Pedro Almodóvar.]

Friday May 31: Tribute to Chavela Vargas by Karla Granados, Life en Español, 9 p.m., no cover. [see mini bio on Vargas above.]

Friday May 31: Tribute to Pearl Jam by D1Auno, @ La Juana, 9 p.m., $100, reserve 669 159 0161

Saturday June 1: La Marcha del Orgullo Gay y la Diversidad Sexual 2019/LGBTQ parade. According to Cultura, this year it starts at the Glorieta Sánchez Taboada square/cliff divers square and ends at Valentino’s. The parade starts around 3:30-4 p.m.

Friday June 7 and Saturday June 8: Diá de la Música! It’s the 15th Anniversary and this year it will be over two nights, most likely five stages in Centro Historico each night and it will start around 7 p.m. More info to follow, save the dates. All free. Always has been.

Saturday June 15: La Guzmán tour 2019, beloved Alejandra Guzmán does rock, pop, Latin, “Gabriela Alejandra Guzmán Pinal, known professionally as Alejandra Guzmán, is a Mexican singer-songwriter, actress, and musician. She has sold over 30 million albums throughout her career.”  Convention Centre, $550 – 2200,8 p.m. Tickets available in the Gran Plaza, and the Convention Centre, or

Saturday July 27: Reik in Concert: this famous Mexican band [Mexicali, Baja] will perform their hit standards all pop, rock and Latin pop, MIC [Mazatlan International Center], 8:30 p.m.Tickets available at MIC 669 989 6060 or $520- $8,500.

Thursday February 20 – Tuesday February 25: Carnaval, 2020!



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. Mr. Rio, 28/Ventiocho, 7 p.m. Rezaka, Lucky B’s, 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] returns in November, Diego’s, 2 p.m.[ if you book your hotel at Star Palace, Pacific Palace, Oceano Palace or Luna Palace whisper the secret word, “Brenstervip” and you’ll receive a special VIP hotel rate and a free ticket to Brenster’s Beach Bash.]  Kannon (r ‘n r, have a listen) LM Restobar, 4:30 – 7:30 ♦ Live music [varies], Diego’s, 6 p.m.Kraken, La Catrina, 7 p.m. Rex, Lucky B’s/Pinups, 7 p.m.  ♦ Malavista S.C. Water’s Edge, 7:00 p.m. Kannon, GusGus GZ, 8:30 p.m.   Alets Malafama, Cheers, 9:30 p.m. 

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.Kamaleón, 28, 6:30 p.m. Live music, 28/Veintiocho, 7 p.m. ♦ ZaZ,  Lucky B’s, 7 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 Alets Malafama, Cheers, 9:30 p.m.  Los Brownies, Simba Sport Bar, 9:30 p.m.

Break [ pop, acoustic rock with cello]

Noche de Karaoke, La Fábula, 6 p.m.♦ Live jazz, Casa Loma, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Rafael Rodriquez [easy, have a listen], Kelly’s Bar at Pueblo Bonito Emerald Bay, 7 p.m. ♦ Rezaka, La Catrina, 8 p.m Malavista S.C., Pedro y Lola, 8:30 p.m. Live music, La Fonda de Chalio, 9 p.m BuenTrip, Cheers, 9:30 p.m..♦  KraKen, Simba Sport Bar, 10 p.m. Lo que Cantamos Las Mujeres [Heidi Herrera’s band], La Bohemia, 10:30 p.m.

Fridays:Los Bandits [“blues and other bad habits”], Diego’s, 3:30 – 5:30 p.m. 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.mLive music,  Life en Español, 6 p.m. Wingin’ It, La Fábula, 6 p.m.[season finale, May 3]  ZaZ,  Lucky B’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  ♦ KraKen, [have a listen] Las Flores Hotel, 8:30 p.m.  Live music, La Fonda de Chalio, 8:30 p.m.  Break [pop, rock acoustic with cello] Via Condotti, 8:30 p.m.Everardo Castro [classic Mexican ballads and pop], Los Zarapas, 9 p.m.  La Rezaka, Cheers, 9 p.m.  Live music, Barracruda’s . Malavista, La Fábula, 9:30 p.m.  Live music Simba Sport Bar, 10 p.m.

Saturdays: Malavista S.C., Malquerido Rocking Cantina, 4:30 -7:30  Rex Rocks,Lucky B’s/Pinups, 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. 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.♦ Malavista S.C., Via Condotti, 8:30 p.m Cloakas Rock, Simba Sport Bar, 9:30 p.m.♦ Son de Tres,[“music to dance to”] La Catrina, 9:30 p.m.  La Rezaka, Cheers, 10 p.m.

Sundays: Break [pop, rock acoustic with cello] Cafe Pacifico [Plazuela Machado], 7:30 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, 7 p.m ♦ Live music La Fonda de Chalio, 8:30 p.m. KraKen [have a listen], Diego’s Beach House, 8:30 p.m.♦ Karaoke, La Catrina, 9 p.m. ♦ La Rezaka, Cheers, 9:30 p.m. ♦ Alets Malafama, Simba Sport Bar, 9:30 p.m.


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

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 Querencia, 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.

On Now: Rafka González’s Exhibit – the goes on until April 30 in Galeria Carlos Bueno

Art exhibition by del Acervo, Sala Antonio López Sáenz, 7 p.m., free, everyone is welcome. The show goes on until July 25.

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 is a not -for- profit community centre, located in Centro on Constitución #209.  MF&T returns in October with many exciting events [movies, house tours, Spanish lessons, special presentations etc. etc. ] – it’s all here.


[“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.

Learn to tango with Dalila Garcia. Please give Dalila a call [she speaks English] for more information – 644 420 4044.or e mail:

Dalila is giving lessons at Zoila Danaz, Angel Flores #408 across from the park de Los Leones, Tuesdays and Thursdays at 4 p.m. [as of March 2019].

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.