Arts & Entertainment Calendar

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~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 2 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; if you wish to exchange your ticket for an upgrade, it has to be on the same day as you bought it.]

Saturday January 20: Pre-Carnaval event.

Sunday January 21: Water Music by G.F. Händel/Música acuática de Händel: The Water Music composed by George Händel, premiered in 1717 because it was a request from King George 1. The Camerata will interpret the first two suites. …”performed with brillance, elegance and joy…” Noon, $300, cash only. [A Gordon Campbell Sunday Concert Series]

Wednesday January 24: Help! The famous Mexican tribute band Help is returning to Mazatlan for two performances, 7 p.m. and 9:30. The groups have performed around the world and really have the Beatle’s Liverpool accent nailed! Tickets are on sale now at the box office, cash only, $200 – $400.

Sunday January 28: Come Sing with Us/Ven a cantar con nosotros – Mozart, Haydn y Händel: Today’s program features Regina Coeli K 276; “a bright joyful work by Mozart…Rejoice Queen of Heaven is traditionally sung from Easter Sunday through to the Saturday before Pentecost. The choral portion of the work is in Latin with each voice on a separate staff including solos, pianos and the orchestra.”  Te Deum Laudamus de Haydn; under pressure and a special request to Haydn, Empress Maria Therese [wife of Franz 1] pressed Haydn into writing “sacred pieces” for a popular soprano as the Empress deemed his voice to be “pleasant but weak!”. On stage will be: soprano Perla Azucena Orrantia Durán; mezzosoprano Lucia del Carmen Ramierez Casillas; tenor Jesús Miguel Holguin Blancas; bass Mario Vega; the impressive volunteer singers from Coro de la Comunidad de Culiacan and the talented Camerata Campbell. Noon, $300, cash only. [A Gordon Campbell Sunday Concert Series.]

Friday February 2: Velada de las Artes/ The evening of the Arts./ Embrujo y Seducción/ embitterment and seduction! Maestro Enrique Patrón de Rueda will be conducting Sinaloa’s Symphony Orchestra [OSSLA] and Camerata Mazatlan, with selected pieces from the operas Carmen and Scheherezade. Guest violinist is William Harvey. Angela Peralta, 8 p.m., $300 – $550 (Traditionally there will be a special presentation for the annual literature prize so plan on listening to a few speeches. Be patient, the show is worth the wait!) [A pre-Carnaval event]

Sunday February 18: The Soprano Virtuoso/La Soprano Virtuosa featuring soprano Scherezada Cruz: Gordon Campbell has this to say: “Scherezada Cruz was born in Sinaloa and is on the cusp of an international career in my estimation. I find her voice flexible and full. Although she works and studies in Germany, I took advantage of her visit to Sinaloa as I wanted to share her astounding virtuosity with our concert-goers in Mazatlan and show her and everyone else that she’s ready for the big leagues.” She’ll be featuring songs from composers Bach, Mozart, Vivaldi, Händel and Broschi. Noon, $300, cash only.[A Gordon Campbell Sunday Concert Series.]

Sunday February 25: The Great Serenades for Strings/Las mejores serenatas para cuerdas by/de Dvorak and/y Tchaikovsky: Dvorak’s The Serenade for Strings in E major, Op. 22 was composed in 1875. It remains one of the composer’s more popular orchestral works to this days. “There is so much pure goodness in it.” Tchaikovsky’s The Serenade for Strings in C major Op. 48 “is thrilling and was composed in 1880. The stirring 36 bar Andante introduction is marked ‘sempre marcatissimo’ – stopping in the violins and violas, forming towering chordal structures.” Noon, $300, cash only. [A Gordon Campbell Sunday Concert Series.]

Sunday March 4: The National Champion Rondalla/La mejor rondalla de Mexico: Gordon Campbell has this to say: “I discovered by chance in Culiacan this talented group that is named Rondalla. All the members are teachers in Culiacan but it turns out they have won every competition and award for their genre in Mexico for the last 20 years. It will be my honour to present this outstanding group of National Champions.” The group of 15 will perform homages to Pedro Infante, and variety of Huapangos and Mexican songs as well as Besame Mucho, Sh Boom and El Milagro de tus ojoa ++. Noon, $300, cash only. [The last concert in A Gordon Campbell Sunday Concert Series.]

~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 – 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.

Wednesday January 17: Santana Ways joins Rob Lamonica’s Jazz Jam : “Latin rock from San Diego” A Santana Tribute with lead guitarist Benito plus bassist Barry and Tony Seville from New Orleans will be returning! Rob Lamonica, Howard Anderson, Omar Rios and Nacho Chavez. @ La Bohemia, 7 p.m. $150 at the door. Best to reserve, 669 136 0866

Wednesday January 17 and Thursday January 18: SOLD OUT for 17th and 18th! Friday January 19, there’s a third show! The Roy Orbison Tribute Show @ Twisted Mama’s. Starring Michael Danckert.  6 p.m., $850 and there’s the opportunity for upscale beer/liquor brands if you add $120 or even $200. Tickets are on sale now, please contact twisted.ticket.booth@gmail.com

Thursday January 18: Art exhibit by Gerardo Torres, entitled Exposición Muchedumbre, Galeria Angela Peralta [upstairs in the theatre], 7 p.m., free, everyone is welcome.

Friday January 19: Rob Lamonica and Santana Ways : “Latin rock from San Diego” @ Surf’s Up, noon, $150 at the door.  Best to reserve, sufsupmazatlan@gmail.com

Friday January 19: Ranch Fiesta! Once again the 150 year-old Rancho Los Limones is hosting this wonderful afternoon filled with: music by Kannon, food by El Presidio’s chef, Diego Becerra, plus a mariachi band, dancing horses and what’s an afternoon on a ranch without an open bar? The ticket is $1000 [non refundable] and please book asap with: Marcela 669 116 9798; Romi 669 176 1849; Manuel 669 116 0829. The bus leaves from Olas Altas at noon by the sea pool, Soriana [the old Mega], and Walmart in the Marina.

Friday January 19: Pre-Carnaval event.

Saturday January 20: Farmer’s Market 8 a.m. – noon, with Cacao Ceremony @ 9:30 with Sofia Vargas.

Saturday January 20: Los Güeros Crap Shoot: Everyone welcome,[cars, bikes, wheelchairs, walking, skateboards] $100 entry, and please buy a beverage in each place: noon @ Gringo Lingo; 1 p.m. @  La Palapa,del Mar; 2 p.m. @  Last Drop; 3 p.m. @ Alawa, finishing at Diego’s.

Saturday January 20: Blues Creek @ La Catrina, 4 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Saturday January 20:Romantic Candle Light Dinner Dance: The team at La Palapa del Mar have created this evening for couples who wish to have a romantic evening dancing – waltz, tango, two step, swing, fox trot, salsa and the big band sounds. Tables are set for two or four people, and your $400 ticket includes: open bar [beer, wine, and national drinks] from 6 – 8 p.m, plus you may select one of the eight house specialty dinners, even the tip is included. Music is provided by Sergio Avila, La Magia del Sax. [you may wish to read his profile] and Sergio is playing solely for your entertainment and he’ll happily accept requests. The candlelight dinner starts at 6 p.m. but please reserve by calling 669 914 1900. La Palapa del Mar is located on Av. Sabalo Camaron #6000. If you have missed a romantic restaurant for dinner and dancing this could be the night to make your moves.

Saturday January 20: Contemporary Dance – Componiendo el Plural – with dancers from Europe, Mexico and Guatemala, Museo de Arte, 8 p.m. $80 at the door [ Museo de Arte is located on Venustiano Carranza, across from Macaws.]

Saturday January 20: Guns ‘n Roses Tribute Show, by the group Bad Apples, Coco’s Beach Club, 9 p.m., $200 cover.

Sunday January 21 and a second show on Monday January 22: Mazatlan Comedy Club presents Dean Austin and Cynthia Levin. Sunday is SOLD OUT!!!  BUT, BUT, tickets are on sale NOW for Monday January 22 a second performance!  Dean Austin is an actor known for the 2011 “Balls to the Wall.” He traded the medical field [dreams of becoming a doctor] when a friend dared him to do stand up. ” It’s my fiber. It’s who I am. Comedy is my wife because comedy is my life.” Cynthia hails from Chicago where she trained at the famous Second City, at age 15! “When you watch her, you see an act that is distinguished by a palpable honesty. Her delivery is polished and she can weave in and out of characters with ease. This is a performer both self-assured and smart.” The Mazatlan Comedy Club’s home is the Venado Showroom at Hotel Playa Mazatlan. Your ticket of $600 includes a delicious buffet and an-all-you-can-drink open bar. Tickets are on sale now, cash only please but you can reserve by e mailing Elizabeth – concierge@hotelplayamazatlan.com. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and the laughs start at 7 p.m.

Monday January 22: Vecinos con Cariño monthly meeting: Las Flores Hotel, breakfast at 9 a.m. meeting at 10 p.m. The guest speaker is from the volunteer group “The Blue Shirts”; they will discuss the volunteer opportunities available to help tourists navigate Mazatlan. “We are also asking people to clean out their closets and bring clean, used clothing to the meeting – the clothes will be distributed to the needy at a school in a poor Colonia.

Tuesday January 23 and Wednesday January 24: Johnny O is in the house with the best of the blues, @ La Bohemia, 7 p.m. $150 at the door.

Thursday January 25: The Decadette’s present the sound of the 60s: Denise Walstead, Melanie Rosser and Gaby Lopez will rock it at Twisted Mama’s with 33 songs! You’ll travel back to the sounds of Connie Francis, The Supremes, Petula Clark and Dionne Warwick. The tickets are $500 which include dinner and show, but not your drinks. Dinner at 6:15 p.m. and show at 7:30 p.m. Please reserve at: twisted.ticket.booth@gmail.com or drop by Twisted Mama’s.

Friday January 26: Rob Lamonica and Johnny O with the best of the blues, @ Surf’s Up, noon.

Tuesday January 30 and Wednesday January 31: Johnny O is in the house with the best of the blues @ La Bohemia, 7 p.m., $150 at the door.

New Orleans Dixieland Jazz Weekend!

Friday January 26 and Saturday January 27: 9th Annual Mardi Gras Party featuring Cats ‘n Jammers: It’s that time of year for foot- stomping, joyous, New Orleans Dixieland jazz. The popular group, Cats ‘n Jammers, [have a listen] will once again be rockin’ it at the Shrimp Bucket. Some say it’s the party of the year! Your $650 ticket includes dinner [a choice between Cajun shrimp with pasta or Cajun chicken fusilli] and all-you-can-drink: beer, wine and margaritas. And just drink in all that jazz. The band starts exactly at 6 p.m. and you won’t want to miss a single dance number. Tickets on sale now at the Shrimp Bucket [at the north end of Olas Altas, open every day from 7 a.m. on.] and ask for Marco Polo – he’s the new manager. For the past eight years Cats ‘n Jammers has always sold out, so don’t miss out this year! It’s not every day Mazatlan gets to hear great Dixieland jazz!

Sunday January 28: New Orleans Dixieland Jazz  @ Gaia Bistrot! The Cats ‘n Jammers Dixieland Jazz band is travellin’ to Gaia in the Plazuela Machado where you’ll be treated to all that jazz [have a listen] and a four course New Orleans style lunch from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

What’s for lunch? OMG it’s full-on New Orleans: starting with a traditional jambalaya followed by a seafood gumbo, then a sumptuous shrimp creole dish finishing with a New Orleans favourite – warm beignets. All this for $650 including unlimited glasses of red or white wine. It could be the wine, or it could be the divine food but everyone whooped- it -up last year [just look at the short video above] and they were dancing in the street in true Mardi Gras style. Expect more whoopin’- it- up but reservations are essential: 112 2525., Gaia is open every day from 1 p.m. on.  [for those you that were planning on the Gordon Campbell concert, “Come sing with Us”, you can do both, as the New Orleans/Gumbo/Mardi Gras event does not begin until 2 p.m. ]

Sunday January 28: The 4th Annual Farm to Table Event: “A culinary celebration of organic harvest” at Chuy Lizarraga’s farm. Tickets on sale now at Water’s Edge Bistro [Sixto Osuna #48 and Niños Héroes, 136 0894 , closed Mondays, opens at 4 p.m.; and also at F.I.S.H. Calle Gabriel Ruiz, next to Rico’s 669 916 3474, closed Tuesdays, opens at 1 p.m.]- $1600, and if you require bus transportation it’s another $200. The bus leaves from Plazuela Zaragoza at noon and Rico’s Cafe Marina at 12:30 p.m. One of the best descriptions of this elegant event is written by Dianne Hofner Saphiere. on her VidaMaz blog.

Monday January 29: Mazatlan Rocks the Beach final REALLY BIG BASH! This time it will take place at Sumbawa [next to Valentino’s] and once again you’ll hear the best six local bands in one concert – doors open at 11:45 a.m. , music from 1 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. The talented cabaret singer, Melissa Burridge is your MC and she kicks it off at 12:30 p.m. It’s an epic line-up, here we go: 1 p.m. Cloakas; 2 p.m. KraKen; 3 p.m. ZaZ; 4 p.m. Beggars Banquet; 5 p.m. Adiccion; 6 p.m. Finale super-jam session.   Drinks and food are available at Sumbawa so please don’t bring food or drinks inside the venue. You will also have access to the swimming pool. Free parking next door. Advance tickets are $200 and are on sale now :@ Twisted Mama’s, closed Mondays; Macaws, the corner of Venustiano Carranza and Sixto Osuna, closed Tuesdays; the office of the Pacific Pearl, Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Camarón Sábalo #2601L-11; Reasons Salon Spa, Marina Mazatlan, closed Sundays’ Surf’s Up, closed Mondays and Tuesdays, open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. – or $230 at the door on the day of.

Wednesday January 31: Up on the Roof with Cheryl Gaudet. This concert is at Susan Bishop’s house and you are asked to bring a dish to share, your drinks and a $100. Please RSVP [cheryl@cherylgaudet.com] and please let Cheryl know if you have to cancel. It’s an intimate setting and an accurate head count is important. Susan’s house is located on Calle Antonio Rosales #1217, and the concert is from 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Friday February 2: ArtWalk. Artists [48!] and studios[ 27!] in Centro invite you in to see their latest photographs, paintings, jewelry, all things creative. There’s never any pressure to buy and it’s a chance to see the creative side of Centro from 4 p.m. – 8 p.m. For map and participating artists check online:

Saturday February 3: Romantic Candle Light Dinner Dance: The team at La Palapa del Mar have created this evening for couples who wish to have a romantic evening dancing – waltz, tango, two step, swing, fox trot, salsa and the big band sounds. Tables are set for two or four people, and your $400 ticket includes: open bar [beer, wine, and national drinks] from 6 – 9 p.m, plus you may select one of the eight house specialty dinners, even the tip is included. Music is provided by Sergio Avila, La Magia del Sax. [you may wish to read his profile] and Sergio is playing solely for your entertainment and he’ll happily accept requests. The candlelight dinner starts at 6 p.m. but please reserve by calling 669 914 1900. La Palapa del Mar is located on Av. Sabalo Camaron #6000. If you have missed a romantic restaurant for dinner and dancing this could be the night to make your moves.

Sunday February 4: Death and the Maiden de Schubert/La Muerte y la Doncella: “Composed in 1824, after Schubert suffered a serious illness and realized he was dying, it’s considered not only his testament to death but one of the pillars of chamber music repertoire.” On stage: Olena Bogaychuck, concertino; Olga Khodoblayak, violin; Virna Cornejo, viola; Octavio Hidalgo, viola. Casa Haas, noon and 5 p.m., $300, cash only. [A Gordon Campbell Sunday Concert Series.]

Wednesday February 7 and Thursday February 8: The Neil Diamond Tribute Show @ Twisted Mama’s. “Will Chalmers is proof that for many Neil Diamond is forever.” 6 p.m., $850 and there’s the opportunity for upscale beer/liquor brands if you add $120 or even $200. Tickets are on sale now, please contact twisted.ticket.booth@gmail.com

Thursday February 8 to Tuesday February 13: Carnaval 2018!  The headliners are booked: Il Divo, Miguel Bosé, CD9, Banada Carnaval, Banada MS, prices and times all confirmed. The party this year will NOT be on Olas Altas; the Carnaval Zone is from the deer monument at Angel Flores to Casa del Marino on Paseo Claussen.

Friday February 16: Ranch Fiesta! Once again the 150 year-old Rancho Los Limones is hosting this wonderful afternoon filled with: music by Kannon, food by El Presidio’s chef, Diego Becerra, plus a mariachi band, dancing horses and what’s an afternoon on a ranch without an open bar? The ticket is $1000 [non refundable] and please book asap with: Marcela 669 116 9798; Romi 669 176 1849; Manuel 669 116 0829. The bus leaves from Olas Altas at noon by the sea pool, Soriana [the old Mega], and Walmart in the Marina.

Saturday February 17: Art exhibit by Carlos Z,  A 25-year retrospective, Museo de Arte, 7 p.m., free, everyone is welcome.

Saturday February 17: Hearts for Hospice Dinner Dance: once again the elegant sit-down dinner takes place at Casa Club, El Cid. Tickets are $800 and include dinner [beer and wine] and music by Ebano. There’s a silent auction [accepting credit cards] with a big ticket raffle [$200] of two round-trip West Jet airlines tickets – to anywhere they fly in the world! [and you do not need to be at the dance to win this raffle!] Please reserve with Carla Albano at 669 446 3756.

Sunday February 18: Mazatlan Comedy Club presents the one and only Corny Rempel as Elvis! Corny is an award-winning Elvis tribute artist. He’s back in Mazatlan 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!”.The Mazatlan Comedy Club’s home is the Venado Showroom at Hotel Playa Mazatlan. Your ticket of $600 includes a delicious buffet and an-all-you-can-drink open bar. Tickets are on sale now, cash only please but you can reserve by e mailing Elizabeth – concierge@hotelplayamazatlan.com. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and the laughs start at 7 p.m.

Wednesday February 21 and Thursday February 22: The Blues Brothers Tribute Show @ Twisted Mama’s. Back by popular demand it’s the real-life soul brothers, Geoff and Chris Dahl. 6 p.m.,$850 and there’s the opportunity for upscale beer/liquor brands if you add $120 or even $200.Tickets are on sale now, please contact twisted.ticket.booth@gmail.com

Sunday February 25: The Joan Kennedy Band in Concert! Playa Mazatlan is proud to host this award-wining Canadian singer in the Vendado Showroom. Tickets are $600, and as always, include a delicious buffet and open bar. Tickets on sale with the concierge at the Playa. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., the show is from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Friday March 2: ArtWalk. Artists [48!] and studios[ 27!] in Centro invite you in to see their latest photographs, paintings, jewelry, all things creative. There’s never any pressure to buy and it’s a chance to see the creative side of Centro from 4 p.m. – 8 p.m. For map and participating artists check online:

Saturday March 3: 4th Annual Gumbo Fest! Please save the date: so far: starts at noon at Casa del Marino/Fort 31 de Marzo, $700 per person, catered by Gustavo’s Kitchen. If you wish to reserve now please call Gustavo Gama at 669 205 7946 or email: gustavogamaorda@outlook.com

 Saturday March 3: Romantic Candle Light Dinner Dance: The team at La Palapa del Mar have created this evening for couples who wish to have a romantic evening dancing – waltz, tango, two step, swing, fox trot, salsa and the big band sounds. Tables are set for two or four people, and your $400 ticket includes: open bar [beer, wine, and national drinks] from 6 – 9 p.m, plus you may select one of the eight house specialty dinners, even the tip is included. Music is provided by Sergio Avila, La Magia del Sax. [you may wish to read his profile] and Sergio is playing solely for your entertainment and he’ll happily accept requests. The candlelight dinner starts at 6 p.m. but please reserve by calling 669 914 1900. La Palapa del Mar is located on Av. Sabalo Camaron #6000. If you have missed a romantic restaurant for dinner and dancing this could be the night to make your moves.

Wednesday March 7 and Thursday March 8: The Patsy Cline Tribute Show@ Twisted Mama’s.  6 p.m., price,$850 and there’s the opportunity for upscale beer/liquor brands if you add $120 or even $200.Tickets are on sale now, please contact twisted.ticket.booth@gmail.com.

Saturday March 10: Ojalá’s Live Auction: Once again, this lively and fun auction will take place in the courtyard of El Shrimp Bucket, La Siesta patio; you are invited for Ojalá’s famous sangria and finger food at 3 p.m. giving you the opportunity to view the items that will be auctioned at 3:30 p.m. Back by popular demand is auctioneer Bill Demmer.  When you buy your ticket please have your item available too so Bill can plan his “play list” – it’s all about getting the crowd excited! Tickets are available through Ojalá members, please just give them a call: Linda Ittner, 669 199 1643; Nancy Goldstein, 669 446 5243; Jacque Demmer, 981 2286. You can reserve with them and they will deliver tickets to your door. Ojalá’s mission: “is to bring hope to families in immediate crises as screened and selected by the dedicated team. Through your generous donations of auction items and cash we can provide services to those in desperate need. All auction proceeds, 100%, are utilized to meet the needs of our neighbours. We thank you for your support.”

 

Friday March 16: Ranch Fiesta! Once again the 150 year-old Rancho Los Limones is hosting this wonderful afternoon filled with: music by Kannon, food by El Presidio’s chef, Diego Becerra, plus a mariachi band, dancing horses and what’s an afternoon on a ranch without an open bar? The ticket is $1000 [non refundable] and please book asap with: Marcela 669 116 9798; Romi 669 176 1849; Manuel 669 116 0829. The bus leaves from Olas Altas at noon by the sea pool, Soriana [the old Mega], and Walmart in the Marina.

Saturday March 17: Romantic Candle Light Dinner Dance: The team at La Palapa del Mar have created this evening for couples who wish to have a romantic evening dancing – waltz, tango, two step, swing, fox trot, salsa and the big band sounds. Tables are set for two or four people, and your $400 ticket includes: open bar [beer, wine, and national drinks] from 6 – 9 p.m, plus you may select one of the eight house specialty dinners, even the tip is included. Music is provided by Sergio Avila, La Magia del Sax. [you may wish to read his profile] and Sergio is playing solely for your entertainment and he’ll happily accept requests. The candlelight dinner starts at 6 p.m. but please reserve by calling 669 914 1900. La Palapa del Mar is located on Av. Sabalo Camaron #6000. If you have missed a romantic restaurant for dinner and dancing this could be the night to make your moves.

Saturday March 17: Festival de la Luz/Fireworks: postponed twice the organizers are now promising this date is for real! It’s a spectacular displays that takes place at 8 p.m. on Playa Norte – between the Playa Marina and Don Pelayo hotels. Hosted by Pacific Marathon it almost rivals Carnaval/

Sunday March 18: Mazatlan Comedy Clubs presents Diane Nichols and Keith Ross Nelson. Diane is from San Francisco and Newsweek Magazine called her “the heroine fo the 9 to 5 crowd.” She’s famous for her HBO performance of Women of the Night plus she’s toured in America, Canada, Denmark and Sweden. As a Haight Ashbury flower child Diane uses her comedy to chronicle their adventures and struggles to accept growing older. “Keith Ross Nelson has been headlining rooms for 20 years. He has appeared in the films Mobsters and Mormons, The R.N and Jack and Cocaine. He’s a former winner of the Portland Comedy Competition. He is a former World record holder in Masters High Jump and he had a second degree Black Belt in Kung Fu.” The Mazatlan Comedy Club’s home is the Venado Showroom at Hotel Playa Mazatlan. Your ticket of $600 includes a delicious buffet and an-all-you-can-drink open bar. Tickets are on sale now, cash only please but you can reserve by e mailing Elizabeth – concierge@hotelplayamazatlan.com. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and the laughs start at 7 p.m.

Sunday March 25 to Saturday March 31: Semana Santa 2018. 

Wednesday April 4 – Sunday April 8: The 23rd Annual Moto Week! The parade is on Saturday April 7, 3 p.m. starting at the Olas Altas Inn Hotel and heads south to Paseo Claussen. Due to the upcoming Tianguis exact parade route will be confirmed.

Friday April 6: ArtWalk. Artists [48!] and studios[ 27!] in Centro invite you in to see their latest photographs, paintings, jewelry, all things creative. There’s never any pressure to buy and it’s a chance to see the creative side of Centro from 4 p.m. – 8 p.m. For map and participating artists check online:

Monday April 16 to Thursday April 19: El Tianguis Turistico. The city is expecting 10,000 visitors [tour operators, travel agents, airlines, journalists] with a spend of 40 million pesos. This is in addition to remodeling spend of El Faro, Centro and Playa Norte.

~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. 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:  GrindStone Cal [classic country], La Mazatleca, 5 p.m.   Wingin’ It, [Rob Lamonica and Lori Davidson [have a listen], Via Condotti, 6 p.m. Rafael Rodriguez, (easy/mixed), Kelly’s Bar, Pueblo Bonito Emerald Bay, 7:00 p.m.(have a listen) Dualgorhythm [“genuine live jazz with Nacho on the guitar and Howard Anderson on the sax], La Fábula, 7 p.m. Kannon [r ‘n r have a listen], GusGus GZ, 8:30 p.m.

Tuesdays: Brenster’s Beach Bash, doors open at 1 p.m, the show is at 2 p.m.[have a listen, or read Brenster’s profile where you can hear his original jingle] [$300 all you can drink or $80 cover] Rafael Rodriquez, [easy, have a listen], La Palapa at Hotel Torres, 6 p.m ♦ La magia del Sax, Sergio Avila,[have a listen and/or read his profile.] Emerald Bay, Pueblo Bonito, 6 p.m. for “steak” night Kraken, Diego’s, 6 p.m.  ZaZ, [ have a listen]Twisted Mama’s, 7 p.m. Rezaka [ r ‘n r], La Catrina, 7 p.m. Adiccion, Lucky B’s, 7 p.m. Rob Lamonica’s Jazz Jam, La Bohemia, 7:00 p.m.  Kannon (r ‘n r, have a listen) GusGus GZ, 8:30 p.m.

Wednesdays: The Truth [ r ‘n r, “a little of everything” – with Chuck on the bass, Jose Luis on the drums, Nancho lead guitar , Mark Dodson vocals and guitar], Diego’s, 3 p.m. ♦ Kannon,  La Corriente, 3 p.m. Mong Dog, Barra al Mar, 5 p.m.  Rafael Rodriquez [easy, have a listen], Hotel Torres’s La Palapa, 6 p.m Suki & Ebano [mixed], Friends Diner La magia del Sax, Sergio Avila,[have a listen and/or read his profileTopolo, 6:30 p.m.  Tanya Carrum, [have a listenLa Catrina, 6:30 p.m.♦ Mundo Sánchez, Kafe-Denda,[have a listen] 7 p.m. ZaZ, [have a listenTwisted Mama’s, 7 p.m. Rex Rocks, Lucky B’s, 7 p.m. RIO – Rob Lamonica, Nacho [Ignacio Chavez] and Omar Rios,[have a listen] La Bohemia, 7 p.m.Tanya Twain, 28, 7 p.m. Smooth Jazz with Alexander, La Fábula, 8 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 KraKen, Diego’s, 9 p.m. . Los Brownies, Hoy Toca Sport Bar, 9:30  p.m.

Thursdays: Beggars Banquet, Surf’s Up Cafe, 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. El Grave [rock and pop], Coco’s Beach Club, 2 p.m. – 6 p.m. Kannon, El Velero [Stone Island] 3 – 7 p.m.  Noche de Karaoke, La Fábula, 6 p.m. Rock Creek [have a listen, ]La Palapa del Mar, 6 p.m.  Wingin’ It [Rob Lamonica and Lori Davidson], Water’s Edge 6:30 p.m. 2/4Jazz, [Scotty Auble on the flute and sax, Richard Eager on the guitar], El Presidio, 7 p.m. Adiccion, Twisted Mama’s, 7 p.m.  Rafael Rodriquez [easy, have a listen], Kelly’s Bar at Pueblo Bonito Emerald Bay, 7 p.m. Rex Rocks, Lucky B’s, 7 p.m.♦ Chain Michael Blues, 28, 7 p.m.  Los Cryps [oldies, r ‘n r], La Catrina, 7 p.m. Alexander Halim’s sax, La Barra Gourmet, 7:30 p.m La magia del Sax, Sergio Avila,[ have a listen and/or read his profile.] Agatha’s, 8 p.m.  Grupo Versátil, Time Machine, 8 p.m. Live music, Cheers The Pub, 8 p.m. KraKen, [r ‘n r mixed have a listen], Diego’s, 9 p.m. Roosterford [reggae have a listen] F.I.S.H., 9 p.m. Live music, La Fonda de Chalio, 9 p.m. Lo que Cantamos Las Mujeres [Heidi Herrera’s band], La Bohemia, 10:30 p.m.

Fridays: “Taco about Friday’s” with Rob Lamonica + friends, [different show, different sounds each week] Surf’s Up,noon – 3 p.m.Los Cryps, Coco’s Beach Club, 2 p.m. ♦ Noche Mexicana,[ free Mexican fiesta show, mariachi, regional dancers, fireworks!] Aca Los Charros, 5 p.m  La Rezaka, Cheers, 6 p.m.♦ Los Cryps, Friend’s Diner, 6 p.m. Maricruz and Chava [romantic bilingual singers], El Rincón de Nasha, 6 p.m. ♦ Mundo Sanchez, Kafe-Denda, 6:30 p.m.Rafael Rodriquez [easy, have a listen], Kelly’s Bar, Pueblo Bonito Emerald Bay, 7 p.m  Wingin’ It, [Rob Lamonica and Lori Davidson, have a listen], La Fábula, 6:30 p.m. Los Cryps, Friend’s Diner, 6 p.m. Retro, Twisted Mama’s, 6 p.m.  Kannon, Lucky B’s, 7 p.m. Chain Michael Blues, 28, 7 p.m. Alexander Halim’s sax, La Barra Gourmet, 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. Te Para Dos, F.I.S.H., 8 p.m Malavista SC, La Fábula, 9 p.m. Alex Malafama, Barra Al Mar, 9 p.m. Rootsterford [reggae have a listen], Barracruda’s, 9 p.m.Salty Feet, La Palapa del Mar, 9 p.m.  Rex Rocks, Coco’s, 9:30 p.m. Nissa Acustico Trio,[have a listen] Diego’s, 10 p.m. 

Saturdays: Rootsterford, Surf’s Up, 1 p.m. Los Cryps, [oldies, r ‘ r], Coco’s Beach Club, 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. La Rezaka, Cheers, 6 p.m.♦ KraKen,[ r’nr, have a listen ] Diego’s Beach House, 4 p.m Patricio Salas [romantic bilingual singer], Restaurant El Rincón de Nasha, 6 p.m. The Troubadours,[Rob Lamonica, Dave Oakey] La Fábula,  6:30 p.m. Adiccion, Twisted Mama’s, 7 p.m. Tanya Carrum, [have a listenWater’s Edge Bistro, 7 p.m. ♦ Rafael Rodriquez, [easy, have a listen], Kelly’s Bar at Pueblo Bonito Emerald Bay, 7 p.m Kannon, Lucky B’s, 7 p.m.♦ Tanya Twain, 28, 7 p.m.   Alexander Halim’s sax, La Bohemia, 7 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 Rex Rocks, Coco’s Beach, 9 p.m. Buen Trio, Barra Al Mar, 9 p.m.  Cloakas, Hoy Toca Sport Bar, 9:30 p.m.  Te Para Dos, Cafe Pacifico, 9 p.m.

Sundays: La Magia del Sax, Sergio Avila, [have a listen and/or read his profile] Torres, La Palapa, 9 a.m. and then at Vittorio’s, 2 p.m. Buen Trio, Barra Al Mar, 5 p.m.  La Rezaka, Cheers, 6 p.m. Rafael Rodriquez, Heriberto Frias, between Gaia Bistrot and Casa Canobbio, 6 p.m. [have a listenReggae, Diego’s Beach House, 6 p.m. The Troubadours [ Rob Lamonica, Dave Oakey and often special musical guests – country, rock a little of everything] Pedro & Lola, 6:30 p.m.♦ Adiccion, Twisted Mama’s, 7 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, 9 p.m.   Los Brownies, Hoy Toca Sport Bar, 9:30 p.m.  Te Para Dos, Vancouver Wings GZ, 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: Art exhibit by Carlos Z entitled “Sintomas y descomposición erótica de un dibujo, Galerio Rubio.

On Now:: Art exhibit by Gerardo Torres entitled Exposición Muchedumbre, Galeria 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 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.

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.

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

Gallery Uno: “discover the magic”, on Mariano Escobedo #405, between Athina Spa and Héctor’s Bistro. Opening hours are Tuesday to Saturdays from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m. – or by appointment with the owner, JonJuan at 669 120 0239.

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.

LOOK Vintage and Modern Gallery: If you wish to a Mark Jay consultation – 669 149 3911 – “I do it all, I’ll do your garden, your office, your house, your bedroom.” Perhaps you’d enjoy Mark’s six videos on decor tips. [LOOK will be open for ArtWalk, on Romanita de la Peña #29. Mark is available by appointment only.]

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 in just a few short months this wonderful space has come alive. [to view Cecilia’s own artwork]

On Now until mid January: Puntos Cardinales features the work of artists Sandra Robles, Antonio Rembao, Martha Romero and Mayra Zazueta in the Galeria Roberto Pérez Rubio. Manuel Alencaster’s solo show, Bosque Cósmico y otros Cuentos. in Galeria Carlos Bueno.

On Now:Antonio López Saenz’s art exhibit Cuadernos de Viajethis show reflects all of Maestro’s early work, and all his thoughts when he was painting. As always, it’s joyful exhibit and it reflects Antonio’s love of Mazatlan. Showing in the salon named after this famous artist.

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 ha 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. their calendar just went live! – look for movies, playreadings, special presentations it’s all here.

~WEEKLY ACTIVITIES~

Mondays and Tuesdays: Cooking classes with Chef Alastair of Water’s Edge. Each class cost $1200 per person, and is limited to only eight people. In the intimate setting Chef will take you through the farm-to-table experience creating great meals with a wine pairing with each course. Classes are from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. “Learn the secrets of chef inspired meals.” Please call 136 0895 to reserve, or e mail: traceygrantham@hotmail.com
Wednesdays:Organic and Artisan Market, Pacific Food Park, 5 p.m. – 9 p.m. ♦  Mercado Organico de Mazatlan/Mazaltan Farmers Market: looking for a new space, stay tuned.

Thursdays:
Water’s Edge Taco Tour, for reservations [in the evening], e mail: traceygrantham@hotmail.com

Fridays:
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.

Saturdays: Organic Farmers Market, Saturdays from 8 a.m. to noon, in the Plaza Zaragoza ♦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.