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 for the fall Cultura series are now also available in the Gran Plaza, every day from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. [near Carl’s Junior]. The Gran Plaza box office will not be selling “third-party” tickets – only Cultura events.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.]

Monday October 16: Jaramar & Cuarteto Latinoamericano: This is a grammy award winning musical quartet with the voice of Jaramar as lead. Saúl Bitrán, violin; Arón Bitrán, violin; Javier Montiel, viola and Alvaro Bitrán on the cello. 8 p.m.: This concert is free!  Tickets may be available at the Angela Peralta box office.

Thursday October 19 @ 5:30 p.m. and @ 8 p.m. Roseland Musical from Spain presents Pinocchio Siglo XX1: “Based on Carlo Collodi’s 19th century Pinocchio this performance presents an innovative staging using the latest image technology. They use the movement, choreography and music as a narrative bases and the visual image and technology as a backdrop. Between the tulle and the background screen, only two characters perform and interact with the virtual characters that are projected.”This concert is free! Tickets may be available at the Angela Peralta box office.

Friday October 20: Omara Portuondo & Diego “El Cigala” : set to Cuban rhythms the two protagonists, Omara Portuondo and Diego sing and interpret love letters to one another. Omara Portuondo is one of the most important female voices in Cuba and she will mix her emotion of lágrimas negras /”black tears” with Diego El Cigala. At the Hollywood Bowl in 2016 their concert of the Goodbye Tour of Buena Vista Social Club ignited a flame that has them touring all over Europe. Omara celebrates a career of 70 years at age 85. $250 – $600, 8 p.m.

Sunday October 22: Ricci/Forte – Still Life: Dance, for adults only! This production addresses bullying and supporting the LGBTQ community. Important issues expressed through dance and theatre. 7 p.m.This concert is free! Tickets are now available at the Angela Peralta box office. The Museo de Arte tickets are being distributed to people who signed up and you can pick them up now from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Museo, Monday to Friday.

Thursday October 26: 100 años: Luis Pérez Meza featuring Elisa Pérez Meza en Concierto:  Elisa Pérez Meza is the daughter of Luis Pérez Meza known as “El Trovador del Campo.” Elisa has sung her father’s songs for years in Mazatlan and returns to the Angela Peralta to celebrate his 100 years that was on May 22, 2017. Luis was very popular in the US and recorded hundreds of records. His daughter takes great pride and joy in singing his praises! Joining her for many of the famous songs is Mariachi Continental.  $50 – $2008 p.m.

Friday October 27: New York All Stars/Dizzy Latin Side:  Carlos Henriquez is the maestro of jazz at the New York Lincoln Centre. His US band is bringing you all things Dizzy Gillespie and slippin’ in some Chano Pozo and Kenny Barron. 8 p.m.This concert is free! Tickets may be available at the Angela Peralta box office.

Saturday November 4: Gala XXV años del Coro Angela Peralta: it’s the 25 year anniversary for the wonderful choral group who all volunteer – and their voices give us so much pleasure at so many special events. It will be quite the program with 25 different songs under the baton of Antonio González. $50-$300, 8 p.m.

Sunday November 5: Safa Ensamble de Percusiones, Drumming!  These four Mexicans have toured the world drumming up very successful gigs and concerts.  6 p.m.,This concert is free! Tickets may be available at the Angela Peralta box office.

Tuesday November 7 and Wednesday November 8: Disney Concert “Tale as Old as Time: Under the artistic direction of Andrés Franco “Broadway” soloists Lisa Livesay, Andrew Johnson, Stephanie Burkett Gerson and Anthony Apicella are accompanied by OSSLA [Orquesta Sinfónica Sinaloa de las Artes] who will play and sing all your Disney favourites: Beauty and the Beast, Frozen, Aladdin, Bambi, Fantasia and the Lady and the Tramp. $150 – $400, 8 p.m.

Friday November 10: El Poder de los Metales: Camerata Mazatlan under the direction of Percival Alvarez celebrates the power of metals! This will be a lively and varied concert. $50 – $250, 8 p.m.

Saturday November 11: La Vanidad: Delfos’s “Vanity”, choreographed by Victor Ruiz. This edgy performance explores the human condition is the most creative way – both musically, artistically and visually. $100-$200, 8 p.m.

Sunday November 12: Imágenes y Colores de Mexico; Ballet Folklórico and Camera Mazatlan have collaborated to bring you an exciting evening of regional dances and music. Everyone enjoys the enthusiastic dancing with colourful costumes. 7 p.m. $120

Thursday November 16: Ely Guerra: this is an intimate concert with Ely Guerra’s voice and pianist Nicolás Santella. Ely is a Mexican singer songwriter from Monterrey and she has shared the stage with Sting as well as playing in Palacio de Bellas Artes, Carnegie Hall and Walt Disney Concert Hall. 8 p.m.,This concert is free! Tickets may be available at the Angela Peralta box office.

Friday November 17 and Saturday November 18: Music of the Knights: Rich Ridenour is the artistic director and he’s chosen to celebrate the works of Sir Paul McCartney, Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber and Sir Elton John. All knighted! This music of night brings American soloists: John Boswell, Scott Coutler, Blaine Krauss, Kelli Rabke and Lorinda Lisitza accompanied by the Camerata Mazatlan. $100 – $500, 8 p.m.

Thursday November 23 and Friday November 24: Carmen – the opera! Enrique Patrón de Rueda is the artistic director of Georges Bizet’s classic opera Carmen. Maestro will be conducting OSSLA [Orquesta Sinfónica Sinaloa de las Artes] as well as Coro Guillermo Sarabia, Coro Taller de la Opera and Coro Infantil de Cultura. Invited soloists are Audrey Babcock, Lydia Rendón, Rebeca de Rueda, Jessika Arévalo, Mariana Sofia Garcias, Miguel Valenzuela, José Lora, José Manuel González, Ricardo Calderón and José Ortega. $100 – $600, 8 p.m.

Saturday November 25: La historia de un soldado: Conceived by Igor Stravinsky [1918] this “is a theatrical work to be read, played and danced.”  8 p.m.This concert is free! Tickets may be available at the Angela Peralta box office.

Sunday November 26: Despierta tus sentidos: Awaken your Senses! EPDM [Escuela Profesional de Danza de Mazatlan] once again performs this creative contemporary dance production. It’s always different, it always has a twist and the dancers and creativity never disappoint. $100, 7 p.m.

Friday December 1 @ 8 p.m. and Saturday December 2 @ 6 p.m. and 8:30: El Cascanueces: The Nutcracker always ushers in the Christmas season. Once again under the direction of Zoila Fernández she’s invited several ballet companies to dance to the music of Tchaikovsky. Every year ballet students look forward to performing on “the really big stage”, accompanied by seasoned professionals.  $50 – $350

Friday December 8 and Saturday 9: Dido y Eneas. Composed by the English Baroque composer Henry Purcell, and first performed in 1689, tonight’s version will be under several batons: Camerata Mazatlan, Delfos Danza Contemporánea and Coro Guillermo Sarabia. [“The story is based on Book IV of Virgil’s Aeneid. It recounts the love of Dido, Queen of Carthage, for the Trojan hero Aeneas, and her despair when he abandons her”]. Sarah Holcombe plays Dido; Andrés Carrillo plays Eneas; Oralia Castro [La hechicera/the sorceress] and Rebeca de Rueda as Belinda. $100 – $300, 8 p.m.

Thursday December 14, Friday December 15 and Saturday December 16 all @ 8 p.m. Gala Navideña, Nothing says happy holidays like the annual Christmas Concert which closes the fall season. Always a joyful production with a cast of thousands: Coro Angela Peralta, Camerata Mazatlan, Escuela Municipal de Ballet, and Compañia de Ballet de Mazatlan. Oh, there’s Santa too singing Jingle Bells, and Santa Claus is coming to Town. There are always last-minute guest surprises. $100 – $350.

~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 October 18: Todopoderoso Popular Marcial – this 14-member, “fanfare of metals” band is from Argentina. Plazuela República, 8 p.m.

Thursday October 19: Art Exhibit, A Cielo Abierto: open to the sky, a group show, Parque Lineal [Av. Oscar Pérez Escobosa], 6 p.m., free, everyone is welcome.

Friday October 20 – Monday November 6: 7 Encuentro Nacional de Artesanos Mazatlan 2017: the 7th Annual Artisans Collective [200 Mexican artists from 20 different states] fair: music, dance, food, arts and crafts, clothes, jewellery, shoes, all in front of Soriana hiper Mega on Rafael Buelna, open from 10 – 10. Free entry!

Friday October 20 and Saturday October 21: Alexis Felix is back @ Water’s Edge. His free falling acoustic night starts around 7 p.m. If you wish to hear him, or if you wish to read a profile on Alexis.

Saturday October 21: Concert Duo: featuring violinist Nina Farvarshchuk and pianist Eduardo Pérez Franco. It will be a joyful evening with music from Beethoven, John Williams, Oskar Schindler and Arvo Pärt. Casa Haas, $150, 8 p.m.

Saturday October 21: Pachacamac: “rivers of music” from Peru. This musical group adopted the name from the ancient site of the Temple of Pachacamac. Olas Altas, 8 p.m.

Friday October 27: José Miguel Rivera in Concert:  this beloved and talented pianist will perform another outstanding show featuring soprano Ana Lucia Rivera.  He’s also the maestro of La Escuela Música del Instituto de Cultura de Mazatlan and a member of the Camerata Mazatlan. Casa Haas, 7 p.m., $130.

Saturday October 28: Halloweeen Night @ La Palapa del Mar: live music, a scary atmosphere ++, 9 p.m., call to reserve 669 106 0913.

Sunday October 29: Sunday Flamenco @ Gaia Bistrot: Put Spain on your plate! Gaia is hosting a Spanish lunch in a big way: the afternoon will feature a special four course lunch, a welcome Clericot cocktail [ a British version of sangria] PLUS you’ll be entertained by dancer Citali Iglesias, and musician Laura Yoko Fernandez . It starts at 2 p.m., the cost is $450 [alcoholic and nonalcoholic beverages are extra], reservations a must – 112 2525,

Wednesday November 1: Callejoneada del Dia de Muertos, Day of the Dead parade: the celebration of this important night (research claims this day has been honoured for 3000 years in Mexico) begins in the Plazuela Machado, around 8 p.m. You’ll see people dressed as skulls, skeletons and Catrinas and giant puppets. Create a costume, apply that all-important make-up and join the parade! In past years, free beer has been tossed into the waiting crowds.The parade [callejoneada] route has been confirmed and it starts around 8 p.m. Many of the shops and galleries in Centro remain open so you can pay respect to the altars they have built. This is a night when everyone quietly utters, “we see you.” [perhaps you’d like to read a more in-depth article on the history of Dia de Muertos.]


This year Cultura is paying homage with altars to actor and singer Pedro Infante.
Both galleries at the Angela Peralta Theatre [upstairs and downstairs at Galeria Rubio] will have special shows starting at 7 p.m. Last year there was much action inside the theatre, this year it will be outside around the theatre and in the Machado. Count on music, dance, and all things connected to Dia de Muertos. All free but “with control” – meaning that Cultura will announce when you may line-up for your tickets.

Friday November 3: ArtWalk. Artists and studios 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. The map and artists are still a work in progress but very soon, check online: 

Friday November 3 and Saturday November 4: Alexis Felix is back @ Water’s Edge. His free falling acoustic night starts around 7 p.m. If you wish to hear him or if you wish to read a profile on Alexis.

Saturday November 4: Mono Blanco: this musical group celebrates “son jarocho” – the regional music from Veracruz. They just celebrated their 40th year anniversary. Plazuela Republica 8 p.m.

Saturday November 4: Alets Malafama’s tribute to Enrique Bunbury, Dos de Tres, $50 cover, 8 p.m., please reserve, 669 910 1632.

Wednesday November 8: Alexis Felix & The Truth are @ Diego’s. Time tbd.

Thursday November 9: Alexis Felix & The Truth are @ The Shrimp Bucket. Time tbd.

Thursday November 9: Bad Boy Blues: The trio is from Mexico and they combine traditional jazz and New Orlean’s blues. Plazuela Machado, 8 p.m.

Saturday November 11; Mazatlan Farmers Market reopens at 8 a.m.! Plaza Zaragoza.

Saturday November 11: Viva la Opera! Back by popular demand, one visual experience after another in four rooms. Casa Haas, 7 p.m. free with ticket from the Angela Peralta box office.

Saturday November 11: Bad Boy Blues: The trio is from Mexico and they combine traditional jazz and New Orlean’s blues. Plazuela Machado, 8 p.m.

Saturday November 11: La Esfera Colectivo: musical concert with Victor Taboada, Sinaloa; Edmar Soria, Mexico City, and Jorge Alba, Aquascalientes. 7 p.m. @ Museo de Arte, free, everyone is welcome. Museo de Arte is located on Sixto osuna #71 and Venustiano Carranza].

Sunday November 12: Pistache, rock para niños: rock for kids complete with clowns jugglers, reggae, funk, Pistache was designed to entertain and get kids excited about music. Olas Altas, 6 p.m.

Sunday November 12: Mazatlan Comedy Club presents Jann Karam and Paul Morrissey.  Jann is a comedian, actor, writer and artist. She’s been a girlfriend on Seinfeld [Jerry’s], and has made numerous appearances on the Tonight Show and Letterman. Under the Big Muu-Muu is an award-winner short film she wrote and starred in. Jann often tours with Dana Carvey and the Mazatlan Comedy Club is excited to welcome this popular comedian. Morrissey has been on Letterman’s Late Night many times, and he co-hosts the popular “Come to Papa” podcast. He’s a sports fanatic from the tiny town of Owego in upstate New York who’s become a famous stand up comedian – live, radio and tv. 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 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 November 15: Mazatlan Farmers Market reopens at 8 a.m. at Baja Style!

Wednesday November 15: Jularias: La voz y el canto del poeta. Music and poetry, Casa Haas, 8 p.m. [tickets may be available at the Angela Perata box office.]

Thursday November 16: Entretiempos – an art exhibition by Cecilia Sánchez Duarte. Cecilia is not only a member of the prestigious Salón de la Plastica Mexicana in Mexico City but she’s also the new director of the Museo de Arte in Mazatlan. In addition, she’s a creative, outstanding printmaker. You’ll love her colourful fanciful prints or her black and white nudes. This exhibit has something for everyone and is not to be missed. If you would like to watch a video of her work and her printmaking press have a look. It’s not for sissies!  [it’s the second video from the top.] Galeria Rubio [downstairs beside the Angela Peralta], 7 p.m., free, everyone is welcome.

Thursday November 16: Juglarias: La voz y el canto del poeta: playing with poems and songs in Spanish. Time and place, tbd.

Friday November 17: Concierto Oriental Lágrimas de una Mariposa “Chō no namida:  “Butterfly Tears” – an Asian concert featuring pianist Sergio Castellano; soprano Gabriela Vadillo; mezzosoprano Mariela Angulo and violinist Adriana Aramburo. Casa Haas, 7 p.m., $100.

Saturday November 18: The Decadett’s: Denise, Melanie and Palomia will entertain you with songs from the 60s. It’s all happening at Twisted Mamas, show and buffet [drinks not include] are $500. Dinner at 6:15 p.m. and the show at 7:30 p.m. Please reserve: 669 129 2021, or e: twisted_mamas @hotmail.com

Sunday November 19: Yo soy Pedro Infante: a tribute to one of Mexico’s favourite actors, Pedro Infante, with the music of OSSLA [Culiacan’s symphony orchestra]  and La Escuela de Música. Five guest singers, five guest actors and three Pedro Infante actors have been invited. Plazuela República, 6 p.m.

Tuesday November 21: José Miguel Rivera in concert: Iglesia Cristiana, 8 p.m.

Wednesday November 22: Camerata Mazatlan in concert: Sagrada Familia, 8 p.m.

Thursday November 23: Camerata Mazatlan in concert: San Carlos Borromeo, 8 p.m.

Wednesday November 29 and Thursday November 30. The Elvis Tribute Show @ Twisted Mama’s.Starring Matt Cage who is the hip-swiveling twenty-one year old Elvis. Save the date! 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

Friday December 1: La Sonora Santanera in concert: This “Mexican tropical” band was formed in 1955 by Carlos Colorado and has remained one of the most popular bands playing regional Mexican music. The stage is on Olas Altas, free, 8 p.m.

Saturday December 2: Flor Estrada in concert with Música para una noche de Café: Flor is a highly entertaining and talented singer. She was born to perform. And perform she does – everything from pop, to bolero to jazz to arias. She may even slip a little Gershwin in.Joining her on stage will be soprano Gabriela Vadillo and Sergio Castellanos on the piano. Casa Haas, 7 p.m. $120.

Saturday December 2 and Sunday December 3: Gran Pacifico Maratón, Marathon, fireworks, 8 p.m. on December 2, Playa Norte, Olas Altas Inn.

Sunday December 3: Mon Laferte, Olas Altas, 8 p.m. She’s a Chilean singer-songwriter and actress and Mon Laferte influenced by all types of music – rock, pop, blues, ballads.

Saturday December 9: Pastorela Mexicana: a theatre workshop, in Spanish with maestro Ramón Gómez Polo. Casa Haas, $100, 7 p.m.

Sunday December 10: Mazatlan Comedy Club presents Danny Villalpando and Nancy Norton. Danny…”Wow. Clean and funny!… Working as a clean entertainer for over 16 years his comedy has taken him to Japan, Afghanistan, Panama, Greenland, Iraq, Italy…just to name a few!” Nancy is from Denver and is a comedian AND a professional speaker AND a nurse. “Nancy is passionate about spreading the word that HUMOR is actually a need that helps us lives our lives to the fullest and wants everyone to add a big slice of laughter to their personal pie chart!” 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 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 December 13 and Thursday December 14: The Buddy Holly Tribute Show @ Twisted Mama’s. Starring Jeff Scott “the spirit of Buddy Holly.” Save the date! 6 p.m., $850 and there’s the opportunity for upscale beer/liquor brands if you add $120 or even $200. Tickets on sale now, please contact twisted.ticket.booth@gmail.com

Wednesday January 3 and Thursday January 4: The Jimmy Buffett Tribute Show @ Twisted Mama’s. Starring the King of Margaritaville, Will Chalmers. Save the date! 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

The Sunday Gordon Campbell Concert Series returns for the 5th year starting in January!

The maestro is taking a break from OSSLA [ Culiacan’s symphony orchestra, Orquesta Sinfónica Sinaloa] and passing the baton, for now, to maestro Miguel Salmón del Real.

Wednesday January 17 and Thursday January 18: The Roy Oribson Tribute Show @ Twisted Mama’s. Starring Michael Danckert. Save the date! 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 January 21: Mazatlan Comedy Club presents Dean Austin and Cynthia Levin. Dean Austin is an actor known for the 2011 “Balls to the Wall.” He traded the medical field [dreams of becoming a doctor] when his 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 easy. 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 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 7 and Thursday February 8: The Neil Diamond Tribute Show @ Twisted Mama’s. “Will Chalmers is proof that for many Neil Diamond is forever.” Save the date! 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! “Save the dates” are all here.

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 go on sale October 1, 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. Save the date! 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

Wednesday March 7 and Thursday March 8: The Patsy Cline Tribute Show@ Twisted Mama’s. Save the date! 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.

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 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

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: Wingin’ It, [Rob Lamonica and Lori Davidson [have a listen], Via Condotti, 6 p.m. Rafael Rodriguez, (easy/mixed), Kelly’s Bar, Pueblo Bonita Emerald Bay, 7:00 p.m.(have a listen) Kannon [r ‘n r have a listen], GusGus GZ, 8:30 p.m.

Tuesdays: Brentster’s Beach Bash, season opener, October 24, 2 p.m.[have a listen, or read Brenster’s profile]♦ Rafael Rodriquez, [easy, have a listen], La Palapa at Hotel Torres, 6 p.m. Tanya Carrum, La Fábula, [have a listen], 7 p.m. Rob Lamonica’s Jazz Jam, La Bohemia, 7:30 p.m. Gonzalo’s trovas, Baja Style, 8 p.m.  Kannon (r ‘n r, have a listen) GusGus GZ, 8:30 p.m.

Wednesdays: Kannon, La Corriente, 3 p.m. Rafael Rodriquez [easy, have a listen], Hotel Torres’s La Palapa, 6 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. Los Brownies, Hoy Toca Sport Bar, 9:30 p.m.

Thursdays: Kannon, Diego’s, 3:30 p.m Noche de Karaoke, La Fábula, 6 p.m.  Rafael Rodriquez [easy, h ave a listen], Kelly’s Bar at Pueblo Bonito Emerald Bay, 7 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: La Rezaka, Cheers, 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. KraKen Las Flores Hotel, 8:30 p.m. Malavista SC, La Fábula, 8 p.m.  Live music, La Fonda de Chalio, 8:30 p.m. Everardo Castro [classic Mexican ballads and pop], Los Zarapas, 9 p.m. Live music, Cheers, 9:30 p.m. Iron Deer [reggae], F.I.S.H., 9 p.m. Rootsterford [reggae have a listen], Barracruda’s, 9 p.m. Kathia & Alexis [rock, pop], 28/Venitiocho, 9:30 p.m. Live music, Coco’s, 9:30 p.m. ZaZ, Baja Style, 9:30 p.m. Nissa Acustico Trio,[have a listen] Diego’s, 10 p.m. 

Saturdays: KraKen,[ r’nr, have a listen ] Diego’s Beach House, 4 p.m. ♦ La Rezaka, Cheers, 9:30 p.m. Rafael Rodriquez, [easy, have a listen], Kelly’s Bar at Pueblo Bonito Emerald Bay, 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 Los Cryps, [starting Oct. 21], La Palapa del Mar, 9 p.m. ZaZ, Baja Style, 9:30 p.m. La Rezaka, Cheers, 9:30 p.m. 

Sundays: La Rezaka, Cheers, 6 p.m. Reggae, Diego’s Beach House, 6 p.m. Rob Lamonica’s Machado show, various guests, Pedro & Lola, 7 p.m. ♦ Jazz and Blues, La Fábula, 7:30 p.m Live music La Fonda de Chalio, 8:30 p.m. Mural 12, 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.

~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 until October 21: Puro Mazatlan! More than 20 Mazatleco artists are participating in this exciting group show. Galeria Angela Peralta [upstairs].

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 October: Aurora Reyes’s paintings on exhibit. She was the first Mexican female muralist [1908-1985] and she was also an outspoken distinguished writer. Her powerful paintings [often of a political nature] are on display in the Galeria Roberto Pérez Rubio salon. And 10 x 10 in Galeria Carlos Bueno salon. This miniature juried show, 10 cm x 10 cm [4″ x 4″] is celebrating its 8th annual year. Over 66 artists are participating and while the paintings are small they are bursting with big talent. The artists are from Los Mochis, Culiacán, Mazatlán, Pátzcuaro, Morelia and Acámbaro.

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~

Wednesdays: Mercado Organico de Mazatlan/Mazaltan Farmers Market, Baja Style Restaurant 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.[on Camarón Sábalo #2601, next to Los Zarapes – 16 vendors and growing – honey, cheese, dairy chicken and eggs, Rico’s coffee, chocolates and Baja serves breakfast.] RETURNS ON NOVEMBER 15.
Thursdays: Bailes de Salón/ ballroom dancing, really any type of dancing, Plaza Zaragoza, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., music provided, everyone is welcome.

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, RETURNS NOVEMBER 11. ♦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.