Arts & Entertainment Calendar

The 2016 Cultural Festival is listed below, by location and by date.

Please keep scrolling for events at: Around Town,
Daily Music Notes and Weekly Activities.

~The Angela Peralta Theater~

(The Angela Peralta is located on Carnaval, in the Plazuela Machado, Centro. The box office is open Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. and on Saturdays from 9 a.m. until 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 September 24: Festival Escena Mazatlan – Las muchachas del club: a group of women comment on their husbands and other things in life that bother them. Starring Helen Rojo, Julissa, Norma Herrera, Benny Ibarra, Lucerno Lander and Elizabeth Guindi. Written by Iván Menchel and directed by Salvador Garcini.In Spanish. 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. $300 – $600.

Tuesday September 27: Festival Escena Mazatlan – Duran660, objetos para actualizar un acontecimiento histórico. A drama based on actions taken by a group of Durango students nearly 50 years ago. Directed by Jorge Vargas. In Spanish. 8 p.m. $100

Wednesday September 28: Festival Escena Mazatlan – Las chicas del 3 1/2 floppies: Written by Luis Enrique Gutiérrez Ortiz Monasterio, and a Grupo Iguana Roja Teatro presentation involving women – their difficulties, their choices [they are sex workers] and a glimmer of light with their humour. In Spanish. 8 p.m., $100.

Thursday September 29: Festival Escena Mazatlan – Wake up Woman. Is this a love story? Is this a story about domestic violence? Written and directed by Jorge Acebo, starring Fernanda Castillo and Erik Hayser. In Spanish. 7 p.m. and 9 p.m., $300 – $650.

Friday September 30: Festival Escena Mazatlan – Ligas Mayores: fun, friendly and witty, a child uses fantasy baseball as a metaphor for life. The performers are from Taller de Teatro de la Universidad Autónoma de Sinaloa, directed by Rodolfo Arriaga. In Spanish. 8 p.m., $100

Saturday October 1: Festival Escena Mazatlan – Wenses y Lala: an optimistic love story. In Spanish. 8 p.m., $100.

Tuesday October 4: Tres dias en Mayo: Three Days in May is based on UK’s Ben Brown’s play. It’s 1940 May 26th, Winston Churchill has only been prime minister for a couple of months and leaders are meeting to gather a vote to decide if they should capitulate to Hitler’s Germany. Researchers indicate that Churchill “wobbled” but, of course, he kept that out of his own history books. This version in Spanish, features Sergio Zurita as Churchill. Two shows, 6 p.m. and 9 p.m., $300-$600.

Thursday November 3: 15th Anniversary of OSSLA – under the baton of Maestro Gordon Campbell he will conduct Sinaloa’s Symphony Orchestra in a varied program. There will be music from Roger Bourland’s opera La Paloma y El Ruiseñor, plus four other original pieces the composer is dedicating to OSSLA. The Maestro will also celebrate the music of Leonard Bernstein’s operetta Candide and music from the French composer, Francis Poulenc. 8 p.m., $50-$300.

Thursday November 10 and Friday November 11: Fiesta sin frontera: La magia de la música: Maestro Patrón de Rueda knows no boundaries this evening! Conducting OSSLA [Sinaloa Symphony Orchestra] the conductor is showcasing Mazatleco tenor José Manuel Chu. The evening will offer pop tunes, musical favourites and a selection of arias. It will be a magical music night! 8 p.m., $100 – $350.

Friday November 18 and Saturday November 19: La Fille Mal Gardée Ballet – literally “the wayward daughter”. balletThis is one of the oldest and most important works of modern ballet – it premiered in 1789 in Bordeaux. Directing this two act comedic ballet are maestros Guillermo Carrillo and Zoila Fernández from our local La Compańia Ballet Clásico de Sinaloa. 8 p.m., $50 – $400.

Thursday November 24: La Camerata va al Cine/Mazatlan’s Camerata goes to the movies. Maestro Percival Alvarez takes great delight in conducing the Camerata with popular film tunes – from Star Wars to Harry Potter. This is a benefit for El Banco de Alimentos, therefore ticket prices are from $150 – $300.8 p.m.

Friday November 25: La Camerata va al Cine/Mazatlan’s Camerata goes to the movies. Maestro Percival Alvarez takes great delight in conducing the Camerata with popular film tunes – from Star Wars to Harry Potter.  8 p.m., $50 – $250.

Saturday November 26: Cuerdas, Trompeta y Gaita – del Barroco a los Celtas /strings, trumpet and pipe – from Baroque to the Celts. Once again Maestro Percival Alvarez has planned a varied program – a duo with a violin [Arturo Romero] and contrabass [Max Torres]; the baroque period will be celebrated with music from Handel and Bach and the Celts playing pieces from John Rutter with Maria Vakórina on the flute. 8 p.m., $50 -$250.

Sunday November 27: El Color de Mexico. Once again the Ballet Folklórico dance up a storm with their colourful costumes and enthusiasm. The dancers enjoy performing traditional dances from other states too: Sinaloa, Guerrero, Oaxaca, and Michoacán. 6 p.m., $120.

Friday December 2: El Cascanueces/The Nutcracker Ballet. The magical Christmas ballet continues to delight families year after year. Tchaikovsky’s glorious music score is so adored. Once again, maestros Zoila Fernández and Guillermo Carillo are directing this treasured Christmas tradition. 8 p.m., $50 – $350.

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Saturday December 3: El Cascanueces/The Nutcracker Ballet. The magical Christmas ballet continues to delight families year after year. Tchaikovsky’s glorious music score is so adored. Once again, maestros Zoila Fernández and Guillermo Carillo are directing this treasured Christmas tradition. 6 p.m. and 8:30 p.m., $50 – $350.

Sunday December 4: Es Medianoche…Variedades Nocturnas/It’s Midnight, night varieties. The performance is a collaboration between Delfos Danza Contemporánea and Foco AlAire. If you think you are going to see a typical Delfos modern dance performance, forget it! You won’t, this is something completely different and with almost no dance.

Delfos entertains you with a sound track that  the dancers have had to lip- synch to. It’s funny, it’s political, it’s current, the variety of music is wonderful, it’s non-stop entertainment. The dancers completely immerse themselves in their different characters. 80% of the performance is in English with many songs, impersonations and skits in English. 6 p.m., $50 – $200

Friday December 9 and Saturday December 10: Tributo a los clásicos del rock/Héctor Ortiz provides a night of rock and roll! hector-ortizHe’s Elvis, he’s Bryan Adams [really?], he’s Deep Purple, The Beach Boys, Bill Idol, Rolling Stones and tons more r n’ r stars. “Héctor Ortiz & The Classics is a show for the whole family” – it’s your night to rock it. 8 p.m., $100 – $450.

Sunday December 11: Estrenos de Invierno/Despierta tus sentidos! Two performances from the dance school EPDM [Escuela Profesional de Danza de Mazatlan.] The EPDM students always perform as professionals. They practice in small room in the school [next door to the Angela Peralta] and this is their opportunity to dance on a “real” stage. Always creative. 7 p.m., $100

Friday December 16 and Saturday December 17: Gala Navideña/ Christmas Concert. This is the night the stage is spilling over with joy, hope and holiday happiness. xmasIt is a cast of thousands: The Camerata Mazatlan, the Angela Peralta Choral group, ballet dancers, guest musicians and always more surprises. It’s says Merry Christmas and we’ll see you in the new year. 8 p.m., $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.)

Thursday September 29: Exposición Colectiva Sinaloa: group art exhibit – Alejandro Alvarez, Arody Garcia, Carlos Z., Cecilia Sanchez Duarte, Cecilia Garcia, Dory Perdomo, Eduardo Esparza, Eduardo Sanchez Encinas, Manual V. Carlock, Pablo Martinez Corpus. Galeria Rubio [street level, beside the Angela Peralta], 7 p.m., free, everyone is welcome.

Thursday September 29: Franco Escamilla y la Diablo Squad: popular comedien, musician, is performing at the  Convention Centre, 9:30 p.m. Tickets are available at www.liveplay.mx or at the Gran Plaza; general seating $300, VIP $500 only available on line. All in Spanish.

Saturday October 1: Dance Inc: as part of the Festival Escena Mazatlan the dance company, Dance Inc. will perform “Circo Machado” – a combination of dance and theatre. Free, Plazuela Machado, 7 p.m.

Thursday October 6: In Situ: “Sinaloa artists intervention” -a group of Sinaloa artists have been selected for their diverse styles and vision. From Los Mochis: Alejandro Alvarez, Clemente Pérez, Eduardo Sánchez Encinas. From Mazatlan: Arody García, Carlos Z, Manuel V. Carlock. Galeria Angela Peralta, 7 p.m., free, everyone is welcome.

Friday October 7: Concert Dúo: Otoño Porteño: a violin [Nina Farvarshchuk] and a piano [Jesús Eduardo Pérez] duo will entertain you with music inspired by Manuel de Falla, Astor Piazzolla, José Nin, Pablo Sarasate, Fritz Kreisler and Aram Kachaturyan. Casa Haas, 7 p.m., $150

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Sunday October 9: Tribute to Juan Gabriel [all info above]. Phone numbers: 669 110 3930, 669 993 8160, follow on FB, Fussion Mazatlan Official. $140, 6 p.m. at UAS, University of Sinaloa.

Thursday October 13: Ballet – Historias en Puntas -Imaginación, fuerza y movimiento. Under the artistic direction of Guillermo Carrillo and Zoila Fernández [La Escuela Municipal de Ballet] dancers will perform scenes ‘stories on pointe’ from various popular ballets. Casa Haas, 7 p.m., free with ticket.

Friday October 14: José Miguel Rivera in concert: the piano recital will include composers Beethoven, Chopin, Schumann, Rachmaninoff and Liszt. Casa Haas, 7 p.m., $100.

Saturday October 22: Mea Culpa: a dramatic monologue in Spanish starring Ramón Gómez Polo, a member of our local theatre company, Compañia Iguana Roja. Casa Haas, 7 p.m., $100.

Rob-logo-phTuesday October 25: Rob Lamonica’s Jazz Jam: season opener with many special guests. La Bohemia, 7 p.m. Have a listen, or you may wish to read Rob’s profile.

Thursday October 27: En busca de Frida: Looking for Frida is a book written by Martha Zamora where she explores 22 of Frida’s friends and their relationships. This book presentation will be in Spanish. Galeria Angela Peralta [upstairs], 7 p.m. free, everyone is welcome.

Friday October 28 and Saturday October 29: Mazatlan Beer Fest/Festival de Cerveza Artesanal – Convention Centre, 7 p.m. to 2 a.m. You can buy tickets at the door on the day of, for $120. To buy online, go to urboz.com, click on the icon showing “expos y festivales’ and scroll to Oct. 28 and 29.

Tuesday 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. Create a costume, put on that all-important make-up and join the parade! Donkeys pull a cart loaded with free beer that is tossed into the waiting crowds. dodThe route is small and stays in the streets of Centro. It starts on Constitución in the Machado,(La Tramoya, Casa del Caracol,Hotel Melville, El Recreo) turn left at Venus, then onto Sixto Osuna (Museo Arqueológico, then left again at Venustiano Carranza (Museo de Arte, Angelina’s Latin Kitchen), then onto Romantia de la Peña (Colegio Sinaloense) left on Heriberto Frias and ends on Libertad at the Angela Peralta. 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.” Before the parade (around 7 p.m.) there is another huge celebration inside the Angela Peralta Theatre. This year’s theme is La Revolución de los Muertos. Organizers are promising 300 artists [Delfos, EPDM, artists, actors and musicians] on 20 different multi-tiered stages. On October 31 two free tickets per person, will be issued at the Angela Peralta box office starting at 10 a.m.   [Cultura has experienced some budget cuts this year. The director of Dia de Muertos, Cecilia Sánchez Duarte, invites you to read her newsletter on workshops, upcoming interviews and how to make a donation. All donations are administered by Instituto de Cultura, please click here if you wish to help or learn more.]

FullSizeRender-9Friday November 4: ArtWalk. Now in it’s 12th year, Centro artists fling open their studio doors and invite you to look at their work. It’s always varied – from oils, to watercolours, to prints, to jewellery to photographs. It’s a free self-guided tour around Centro and you have an opportunity to meet many artists in Mazatlan; yet there’s never any pressure to buy.  4 p.m. to 8 p.m. A map will be provided online mid October.

Friday November 4: Las chicas del 3 1/2 floppies: Written by Luis Enrique Gutiérrez Ortiz Monasterio, and a Grupo Iguana Roja Teatro presentation involves women – their difficulties, their choices [they are sex workers] and a glimmer of light with their humour. In Spanish. Casa Haas, 7 p.m. $100.

Sunday November 13: The Mazatlan Comedy Club presents Jason Love and Maria Herman.
You’ll love Love; he’s a California veteran of comedy – standup, a humour columnist and the daily creator the cartoon Snapshots. He’s known for his “clean style of comedy and quirky spirit.”

Jason Love

USA Today says this about Maria: “ her keen observations and friendly Aussie style make her a favourite with audiences and give her global comedic appeal…fun to watch and simply hilarious…”

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For the past two years these hilarious nights have sold out quickly mostly because: the acts are terrific, there’s a delicious buffet, oh, there’s an open bar too – all in the wonderful venue of the Venado Showroom, Hotel Playa Mazatlan. Tickets are $600 and go on sale October 1 in the lobby of the Hotel Playa. Cash only. You can reserve from Mazatlan by calling 913 5320 or call from outside of Mexico: 01 152 669 989 0555. Show starts at 7 p.m., doors open at 5:30 p.m. Give producer Cheryl Gaudet a big round of applause for making you laugh a third year in a row!

Monday November 14: Maz Rocks the Beach Concert: this popular rockin’-on –the-beach music fest returns! Six great rock bands from noon until six [doors open at 11:30 a.m.], pay $180 on the day of [no advanced ticket sales], and it takes place once again at the Baraka Beach Club [next to the Riu Hotel]. Beer and soft drinks are $20, other alcoholic drinks [“well drinks] $40.

beach festCindy Bieber from Twisted Mama’s is providing the food and the menu will be available on the day of. Please save this date; organizers are busy confirming and negotiating with the rock bands. Where else do you get to hear six amazing bands in six hours for only $180?

Friday November 18 and Saturday November 19: Cuatro Cuartos: Delfos Danza Contemporánea takes to the streets, “four rooms”, in Centro Historico. If it’s Delfos it’s creative, it’s engaging and always a surprise. Although it takes place on the street you must obtain your $200 ticket from the box office of Angela Peralta. Two street times, 6 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.

Friday November 18: Tablao Café Chinitas: An evening of haunting ballads and dance by Suncai Gitano’s group is not to be missed. The voice of Ana Elena Morales will move you to tears.flamenco Dancers include Citlali Iglesias, Laura Yoko Fernández and Soledad Sánchez. Musicians are: Dario Avila [guitar], Manuel Rosete [guitar], Johann Abitia [cajón] and Victor Osuna on the violin. Casa Haas, 8 p.m., $150.

Thursday November 24: El Venado y el Cuervo/ dos pueblos, una raiz/ The Deer and the Crow, two countries, one root. This a multi-cultural artistic event will last three days – Friday 25th and Saturday 26th. Tonight is the inauguration and everyone is invited at 7 p.m. to Casa Haas, free. Please attend and meet artists Santos de la Torre, Sandra Price, Eduardo Guzmán and Jenny Cross.

Friday November 25: Exposición “Alforja de recuerdos” / memories knapsack. This event honours the many contributions of artist Jorge González Neri; for 25 years he worked with Cultura and Carnaval creating all the “los gigantes” – the giant paper mache, whimsical sculptures that dot the Malecon every year. Galeria Angela Peralta [upstairs], 7:30 p.m., free, everyone is welcome.

Friday November 25: Art3. Trayectoria: this is a photography exhibit featuring the many important and ground-breaking cultural events that Mazatlan has experienced over the years. Galeria Rubio [downstairs, beside the Angela Peralta], 7 p.m., free, everyone is welcome.

Saturday November 26 and Sunday November 27: 18th Annual Gran Maratón Pacifico 2016. Expect the best fireworks on Saturday night, 8 p.m.[north on the Malecon, around Playa Norte] and traffic detours all weekend long. For more information.

Friday December 2: ArtWalk: Now in it’s 12th year, Centro artists fling open their studio doors and invite you to look at their work. It’s always varied – from oils, to watercolours, to prints, to jewellery to photographs. It’s a free self-guided tour around Centro and you have an opportunity to meet many artists in Mazatlan; yet there’s never any pressure to buy. 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Saturday December 3: Highway to Hell, the ultimate AC/DC tribute band: Mazatlan International Centre [MIC], time and price tbd.

Saturday December 3: Poema para tres/poem for three. A story of love, conflict, separation and everything else. Does love exist? Serious questions, humourous questions flow through this play, in Spanish. Casa Haas, 7 p.m., $100.

Saturday December 10: Ultimo trago con Chavela Vargas /Flor Estrada dons Chavela Vargas’s red jorongo. Isabel Vargas Lizano was born in Costa Rica and she went by the name Chavela, which is a pet name for Isabel.flor-chavella At 14, she sought refuge in the streets of Mexico often dressing as a man, smoking cigars,carrying a gun and always wearing a red jorongo. At 30 she became a professional singer and her success had her touring in Mexico, the US, France and Spain. She recorded more than 80 albums. Chavela died in 2012 but tonight the expressive and talented Flor Estrada brings her alive. Casa Haas, 7 p.m., $100

Sunday December 11: The Mazatlan Comedy Club presents Rick Pulido and Cheryl Anderson. rickRick is known for his energetic, prolific and profound and seemingly naïve observations. “My words are my amo my attitude is my weapon.” “I was not prepared for Cheryl ‘The Soccer Mom’ she was unexpectedly hilarious. I know she’s destined for greatness because she has a sweet delivery with a knockout punchline!” [Ramona Cutrer, Brickhouse Talk].cherylFor the past two years these hilarious nights have sold out quickly mostly because: the acts are terrific, there’s a delicious buffet, oh, there’s an open bar too – all in the wonderful venue of the Venado Showroom, Hotel Playa Mazatlan. Tickets are $600 and go on sale October 1 in the lobby of the Hotel Playa. Cash only. You can reserve from Mazatlan by calling 913 5320 or call from outside of Mexico: 01 152 669 989 0555. Show starts at 7 p.m., doors open at 5:30 p.m. Give producer Cheryl Gaudet a big round of applause for making you laugh a third year in a row!

Monday December 12: Maz Rocks the Beach Concert: this popular rockin’-on the-beach music fest returns! Six great rock bands from noon until six [doors open at 11:30 a.m.], pay $180 on the day of [no advanced ticket sales], and it takes place once again at the Baraka Beach Club [next to the Riu Hotel]. Beer and soft drinks are $20, other alcoholic drinks[“well drinks”] $40.beach fest Cindy Bieber from Twisted Mama’s is providing the food and the menu will be available on the day of. Please save this date; organizers are busy confirming and negotiating with the rock bands. Where else do you get to hear six amazing bands in six hours for only $180?

Thursday December 15: El cuerpo del delito. A dance collaboration between La Intrusa de España and Delfos Danza Contemporánea. It’s an intense multi-media dance performance. Casa Haas, 7 p.m., $100.

Friday January 6: ArtWalk: Now in it’s 12th year, Centro artists fling open their studio doors and invite you to look at their work. It’s always varied – from oils, to watercolours, to prints, to jewellery to photographs. It’s a free self-guided tour around Centro and you have an opportunity to meet many artists in Mazatlan; yet there’s never any pressure to buy. 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Sunday January 8: The Mazatlan Comedy Club presents Laura Hayden and Jeff Capri. lauraWith a PHD in physical therapy from Boston University Laura Hayden is not only killing her patients with laughter but she’s also killing it on stage as a stand-up comedian and inspirational speaker. The Dr. is crushing it and the “prognosis…terminal laughter.” “Jeff Capri’s ability, while not a priority, to work clean while keeping a caustic cynical edge is what makes this comedian truly unique…The Los Angeles Times calls him…consistently fun, spontaneous, smart and witty…jeffFor the past two years these hilarious nights have sold out quickly mostly because: the acts are terrific, there’s a delicious buffet, oh, there’s an open bar too – all in the wonderful venue of the Venado Showroom, Hotel Playa Mazatlan. Tickets are $600 and go on sale October 1 in the lobby of the Hotel Playa. Cash only. You can reserve from Mazatlan by calling 913 5320 or call from outside of Mexico: 01 152 669 989 0555. Show starts at 7 p.m., doors open at 5:30 p.m. Give producer Cheryl Gaudet a big round of applause for making you laugh a third year in a row!

Saturday January 14: The Annual [always sold out!] Hospice Golf Tournament. Save the date please.

Monday January 16: Maz Rocks the Beach Concert: this popular rockin’-on –thebeach music fest returns! Six great rock bands from noon until six [doors open at 11:30 a.m.], pay $180 on the day of [no advanced ticket sales], and it takes place once again at the Baraka Beach Club [next to the Riu Hotel]. Beer and soft drinks are $20, other alcoholic drinks, [“well drinks”] $40.beach fest Cindy Bieber from Twisted Mama’s is providing the food and the menu will be available on the day of. Please save this date; organizers are busy confirming and negotiating with the rock bands. Where else do you get to hear six amazing bands in six hours for only $180?

Wednesday January 18 and Thursday January 19: Twisted Mama’s presents Elvis. Elvis is in the building! Gino Monopoli is Elvis and everyone agrees he’s elvisone of the greatest living Elvis tribute artists. From Toronto, he’s played Elvis around the world. Tickets go on sale October 1 [twisted_mamas@hotmail.com, or call 669 129 2021], only room for 100 people. Your $750 ticket includes a buffet dinner at 6 p.m.,  an open bar [National drinks, beer, house wine] and of course the amazing show. Plus, Rex Rocks opens for Elvis.

Friday February 3: ArtWalk: Now in it’s 12th year, Centro artists fling open their studio doors and invite you to look at their work. It’s always varied – from oils, to watercolours, to prints, to jewellery to photographs. It’s a free self-guided tour around Centro and you have an opportunity to meet many artists in Mazatlan; yet there’s never any pressure to buy. 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Tuesday February 7 and Wednesday February 8: Twisted Mama’s presents Rod Stewart. From London Ontario, Doug Varty has shared the stage with Tina Turner Rod Stewartand Rush but for tonight’s exciting live show he has decided to be Forever Young. Tickets go on sale October 1 [twisted_mamas@hotmail.com, or call 669 129 2021], only room for 100 people. Your $750 ticket includes a buffet dinner at 6 p.m.,  an open bar [National drinks, beer, house wine] and of course the amazing show. Plus, Rex Rocks opens for Rod.

farmtotableSaturday February 11: The 3rd Annual Farm to Table Gourmet Event: Once again the “lunch” takes place at Chuy Lizarraga’s Kilometer 21 farm. Delicious organic food, course after course, lots of shade, and a fair amount of alcohol is served. Please save the date. [if you would like to read how Chuy got his start in organic farming, please click here.]

Saturday February 11: The Annual Hospice Dinner Dance. Save the date please for this always sold-out elegant sit-down dinner dance.

Sunday February 12: The Mazatlan Comedy Club presents Corny Rempel as Elvis and Johnny Cash. Corny’s back in Mazatlan [not difficult to leave his radio show in Steinback Manitoba in February] and he returns with his award winning tributes to Elvis and Johnny. “He loves entertaining and it shows in his non-stop, elvishighly energized, hilarious performances.” For the past two years these hilarious nights have sold out quickly mostly because: the acts are terrific, there’s a delicious buffet, oh, there’s an open bar too – all in the wonderful venue of the Venado Showroom, Hotel Playa Mazatlan. Tickets are $600 and go on sale October 1 in the lobby of the Hotel Playa. Cash only. You can reserve from Mazatlan by calling 913 5320 or call from outside of Mexico: 01 152 669 989 0555. Show starts at 7 p.m., doors open at 5:30 p.m. Give producer Cheryl Gaudet a big round of applause for making you laugh a third year in a row!

Monday February 13: Maz Rocks the Beach Concert: this popular rockin’-on the-beach music fest returns! Six great rock bands from noon until six [doors open at 11:30 a.m.], pay $180 on the day of [no advanced ticket sales], and it takes place once again at the Baraka Beach Club [next to the Riu Hotel]. Beer and soft drinks are $20, other alcoholic drinks,[“well drinks”] $40.beach fest Cindy Bieber from Twisted Mama’s is providing the food and the menu will be available on the day of. Please save this date; organizers are busy confirming and negotiating with the rock bands. Where else do you get to hear six amazing bands in six hours for only $180?

Friday February 17 and Saturday February 18: 8th Annual Mardi Gras Party featuring the Cats ‘n’ Jammers’s Jazz Band. Get ready for a night of New Orleans Cats09 010 Monet-ishjazz right here in El Shrimp Bucket patio. It’s definitely a night to eat, drink and dance like a person who’s drunk on the sounds of Dixieland jazz. Price tbd, but it will most likely be around $600, and will most likely begin at 6 p.m. with: an open bar, two choices of mains and a show to remember.  Please save the night, tickets go on sale in mid December. There’s no better way to kick-off the Carnaval week than with the Cats ‘n’ Jammers!

Thursday February 23 – Tuesday February 28: Carnaval! Click for many of the details.

Tuesday February 28 and Wednesday March 1: Twisted Mama’s presents Johnny Cash: From Oklahoma Philip Bauer is an award winning entertainer. johnny cashJohnny Cash’s only drummer W.S.”Fluke” Holland says ” It was spooky. Philip is the best I have ever seen.” Tickets go on sale October 1 [twisted_mamas@hotmail.com, or call 669 129 2021], only room for 100 people. Your $750 ticket includes a buffet dinner at 6 p.m., an open bar [National drinks, beer, house wine] and of course the amazing show. Plus, Rex Rocks opens for Johnny.

Friday March 3: ArtWalk: Now in it’s 12th year, Centro artists fling open their studio doors and invite you to look at their work. It’s always varied – from oils, to watercolours, to prints, to jewellery to photographs. It’s a free self-guided tour around Centro and you have an opportunity to meet many artists in Mazatlan; yet there’s never any pressure to buy. 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Sunday March 12: The Mazatlan Comedy Club presents Mrs. Hughes and Jack Mayberry.

mrs hughes“What’s a nice lady like Mrs. Hughes doing in a Comedy Club?” The answer is “cracking people up.” A grandmother who hit the comedy circuit when she was 40 and her act is punctuated with pithy observations on parenting, hot flashes and husbands – “they’re like brassieres. Sometimes you just want to be rid of them and go free. But you can’t ‘cause you need the support.” jackJack Mayberry, Comedius Erectus – on radio, on tv , on stage, he’s just on. He closed the comedy season in 2015 and has been invited back to close this season finale. “This guy goes into a bar and order twelve shots of Tequila. The bartender pours him twelve shots and the guy starts drinking them one right after the other. The bartender says. “Man, you’re drinking those awfully fast!” The guy says, “You’d drink fast too if you had what I’ve got.!” “The bartender says “What have you got?” And the guy says, “Seventy-five cents.!” For the past two years these hilarious nights have sold out quickly mostly because: the acts are terrific, there’s a delicious buffet, oh, there’s an open bar too – all in the wonderful venue of the Venado Showroom, Hotel Playa Mazatlan. Tickets are $600 and go on sale October 1 in the lobby of the Hotel Playa. Cash only. You can reserve from Mazatlan by calling 913 5320 or call from outside of Mexico: 01 152 669 989 0555. Show starts at 7 p.m., doors open at 5:30 p.m. Give producer Cheryl Gaudet a big round of applause for making you laugh a third year in a row!

Monday March 13: Maz Rocks the Beach Concert: this popular rockin’-on –the-beach music fest returns! Six great rock bands from noon until six [doors open at 11:30 a.m.], pay $180 on the day of [no advanced ticket sales], and it takes place once again at the Baraka Beach Club [next to the Riu Hotel]. Beer and soft drinks are $20, other alcoholic drinks, [“well drinks”] $40.

beach festCindy Bieber from Twisted Mama’s is providing the food and the menu will be available on the day of. Please save this date; organizers are busy confirming and negotiating with the rock bands. Where else do you get to hear six amazing bands in six hours for only $180?

Friday April 7: ArtWalk: Now in it’s 12th year, Centro artists fling open their studio doors and invite you to look at their work. It’s always varied – from oils, to watercolours, to prints, to jewellery to photographs. It’s a free self-guided tour around Centro and you have an opportunity to meet many artists in Mazatlan; yet there’s never any pressure to buy. 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Semana Santa 2017 – Sunday April 9 – Sunday April 16, 2017

Friday May 5: ArtWalk: Now in it’s 12th year, Centro artists fling open their studio doors and invite you to look at their work. It’s always varied – from oils, to watercolours, to prints, to jewellery to photographs. It’s a free self-guided tour around Centro and you have an opportunity to meet many artists in Mazatlan; yet there’s never any pressure to buy. 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

~DAILY MUSIC NOTES~

FAIRLY ACCURATE DAILY MUSIC SCHEDULE

 Please confirm if your band is playing – call ahead – musicians move around, gigs get cancelled… All restaurants and bars are listed in The Directory, click here for address, opening hours and phone numbers – it’s fairly accurate!  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 [Lori Davidson and Rob Lamonica, have a listen, return on Oct. 10], Via Condotti [beside Héctor’s Bistro], 7 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:  Brenster’s Beach Bash, Diego’s Beach House, 2 p.m. [ returns October 25, $300-open bar, or $80 cover,  have a listen, if you’d like to read a profile on The Brenster] Lina’s y su Fiesta Karaoke, El Shrimp Bucket, 6 p.m.♦ Rob Lamonica’s Jazz Jam [season opener October 25, have a listen, and read a profile on Rob Rafael Rodriquez, [easy, have a listen], La Palapa at Hotel Torres, 9 p.m.  Kannon (r ‘n r, have a listen) GusGus GZ, 8:30 p.m.  KraKen,[have a listenBaja Style, 9 p.m.

Wednesdays: Kannon, La Corriente, 3:30 p.m. Fairly Honest Jon and The Truth,[blues, rock, have a listenEl Shrimp Bucket, 6 ish p.m. Kanta Karaoke, La Mazatleca, 7 p.m. Kannon, GusGus GZ, 8:30 p.m. (r ‘n r, have a listen)   Live music, La Fonda de Chalio, 8:30 p.m.  The Walrus, [ r’nr have a listen], La Copa de Leche, 9:30 p.m. KraKen,[have a listenBaja Style, 9:30 p.m.

Thursdays: Lina’s y su Fiesta Karaoke, Gringo Longo, 6 p.m.  Rafael Rodriquez [easy, have a listen], Kelly’s Bar at Pueblo Bonito Emerald Bay, 7 p.m. Tanya Carrum [returns in November, rock, pop,oldies, country, have a listen], La Catrina, 7 p.m.  Live music, varies Mil Amores Marina, 8 p.m. Live music, Cheers The Pub, 8 p.m. Tecomate jazz trio, [have a listenPedro y Lola , 8p.m. ZaZ 2.0,[have a listen], Baja Style, 8:30 p.m. Kamaleón [ r ‘n’r have a listen], GusGus GZ, 8:30 p.m. Live music, La Fonda de Chalio, 9  p.m.♦ Los Cryps, La Copa de Leche, 9 p.m  Lo que Cantamos Las Mujeres [Heidi Herrera’s band], La Bohemia, 10:30 p.m.

Fridays: KraKen, [have a listenDiego’s Beach House, 4 p.m. Rafael Rodriquez [easy, have a listen], Kelly’s Bar, Pueblo Bonito Emerald Bay, 7 p.m. Lina y su Fiesta Karaoke, El Cid Marina, 7 p.m.KraKen Las Flores Hotel, 8 p.m. ZaZ 2.0, Barra al Mar, 8 p.m.  Kamaleón, [r ‘n r] GusGus GZ, 8:30 p.m. Jazz Fussion [Manuel Cazares piano; Nacho Chávez guitar; Julio Hernanez percussion and bass], Hotel Cima’s Del Mar 48, 8:30 p.m.   Live music, La Fonda de Chalio, 8:30 p.m. Tecomate jazz trio,[have a listen]  Pedro & Lola, 8:30 p.m. Dani Borrego’s Rumba Kings [have a listenEl Shrimp Bucket, 8 p.m  Los Cryps [oldies, r ‘n r have a listenDos de Tres, 9 p.m. Live music [r ‘n r have a listenCheers, 9 p.m. Rootsterford [reggae have a listen], Barracruda’s, 9 p.m. Live music, Coco’s, 9:30 p.m.  Rex Rocks, Baja Style, 9:30 p.m.  La Regadera Electrica, Diego’s, 10 p.m.

Saturdays:  KraKen,[ r’nr, have a listen ] Diego’s Beach House, 4 p.m. Lina y Su Fiesta Karaoke, Mr. Lionso, Playa Bruja, 5 p.m.  Rafael Rodriquez, [easy, have a listen], Kelly’s Bar at Pueblo Bonito Emerald Bay, 7 p.m. Tanya Carrum, [pop, rock, oldies, have a listen] El Shrimp Bucket, 7:30 p.m. ♦ Canto Altano (classical Mexican trio, trova, boleros), Casa Loma, 8 p.m KraKen,[have a listenLas Flores Hotel, 8 p.m. Mariachi band, El Mil Amores, Marina, 8 p.m. Guest bands, Machado Kiosk, 8 p.m. ♦ Kamaleón [ r n’ r have a listen], GusGus GZ, 8:30 p.m. Live music La Fonda de Chalio, 8:30  Dani Borrego’s Rumba Kings, [have a listen], La Sabina 9:30 p.m. Los Cryps, [oldies, rock, have a listen] Barracruda’s, 9 p.m. Live music [easy, mixed], Pedro & Lola, 9 p.m. Rezaka [classic rock], Cheers, 9 p.m.♦ Rex, ( r ‘n r) Baja Style, 9:30 p.m  Corvus Rock Band, Copa De Leche, 10 p.m. 

Sundays: Reggae, Diego’s Beach House, 6 p.m. Lina y su Fiesta Karaoke, El Shrimp Bucket, 6 p.m. Los Cryps, La Copa de Leche, 6 p.m. Rob Lamonica and guests, Pedro y Lola, 6:30 p.m.  Rafael Rodriquez, [easy, have a listen],  kiosk in the Plazuela Machado, 7 p.m  Kamaleón [r ‘n r, have a listen], GusGus GZ, 8:30 p.m. Live music La Fonda de Chalio, 8:30  Alets Malafama, Copa de Leche, 9 p.m.  KraKen [have a listen], Diego’s Beach House, 9 p.m.

~EL RECREO – MAZATLAN FILM AND THEATER~

El Recreo is a not -for- profit community centre, located in Centro on Constitución #209. For full movie synopsis, or to make a reservation for a special presentation, please go to: http://mazact.com  El Recreo returns in high season.

~GALLERIES~

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

Galeria Baupres: Angel Flores #1506 – hours vary call 669 113 0941. Closed until September.

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

Museo Arqueológico de Mazatlan: During the year this space (indoors and outdoors) hosts many different art exhibits and workshops.  Located on Sixto Osuna# 76, kitty corner to Macaws. Closed Mondays, open from 9 a.m. 6 p.m. If you wish to call ahead, 669 981 1455

Museo de Arte:  There are three galleries – the permanent collection is in the Sala Antonio López Saenz. Changing exhibits are in both the Sala Roberto Perez Rubio, and Sala Carlos Bueno galleries. Closed Sundays. Monday to Friday open from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. and again from 4 p.m. – 6 p.m. and on Saturdays from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. Please be aware that these hours can vary and are not always accurate! Sixto Osuna #71 and Venustiano Carranza, Centro.

Valladolid Gallery: It’s inside the Valladolid College, on Belisario Dominguez #53. Every month there is a different show – it ranges from group art shows, art installations to poetry readings. The gallery is open from Monday to Friday from 9 a.m to 6 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

 ~WEEKLY ACTIVITIES~

 (Many of the events in Plazuela Zaragoza are hosted by DIF – Desarrollo Integral de la Familia – a community service that enhances the lives and well-being of Mexicans. Everyone is invited to participate.  To read more about DIF and their good work, please click here. 

Mondays: Cardio aerobics, Plazuela Zaragoza, 8:15 a.m. – 9:15 a.m, $15;  yoga,
Plazuela Zaragoza, from 8 a.m. – 9 a.m., $20 ♦ Attention to Citizens is run by Lisa Lankins who works for DIF. If you have city complaints such as noise, street lights, garbage (or positive suggestions) Lisa will take your complaint/observation and co-ordinate with various departments. She does not handle CFE reports or problems with private businesses. All free, from 8:30 a.m to noon, Plazuela Zaragoza. 

Tuesdays:  Cardio aerobics, Plazuela Zaragoza, 8:15 a.m. – 9:15 a.m, $15; Plazuela Zaragoza ♦ Attention to Citizens is run by Lisa Lankins who works for DIF. If you have city complaints such as noise, street lights, garbage (or positive suggestions) Lisa will take your complaint/observation and co-ordinate with various departments. She does not handle CFE reports or problems with private businesses. All free, from 8:30 a.m to noon, Plazuela Zaragoza.♦ English Conversation Club – free and for everyone who wishes to practice English. All ages and stages are most welcome, Plazuela Zaragoza, 5 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Wednesdays: Cardio aerobics, Plazuela Zaragoza, 8:15 a.m. – 9:15 a.m, $15; yoga, Plazuela Zaragoza, from 8 a.m. – 9 a.m., $20 ♦ Attention to Citizens is run by Lisa Lankins who works for DIF. If you have city complaints such as noise, street lights, garbage (or positive suggestions) Lisa will take your complaint/observation and co-ordinate with various departments. She does not handle CFE reports or problems with private businesses. All free, from 8:30 a.m to noon, Plazuela Zaragoza. ♦ Taller de Pintura y Dibujo/ painting and drawing lessons. Teachers are devoting their time to instruct children and adults. Please bring materials – pencils, pens, water colours, $5 for the materials – 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. Plazuela Zaragoza

Thursdays: Cardio aerobics, Plazuela Zaragoza, 8:15 a.m. – 9:15 a.m, $15, Plazuela Zaragoza ♦ Attention to Citizens is run by Lisa Lankins who works for DIF. If you have city complaints such as noise, street lights, garbage (or positive suggestions) Lisa will take your complaint/observation and co-ordinate with various departments. She does not handle CFE reports or problems with private businesses. All free, from 8:30 a.m to noon, Plazuela Zaragoza ♦ Al-Anon meeting from 10 a.m. for one hour, at La Mision ,Camaron Sabolo #306, between the DQ and OXXO store, last door on the left.(call Pam at  669 139 8116 to check meeting hours.) ♦ Singers from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. followed by  Tardes de Danzón/dancing evenings) learn, or just dance, free, 5:30 -9 p.m., Plazuela Zaragoza. $7 to rent a chair.

Fridays: Cardio aerobics, 8:15 a.m. – 9:15 a.m, $15; yoga, Plazuela Zaragoza, Yogafrom 8 a.m. – 9 a.m. also at Plazuela Zaragoza $20 ♦ Attention to Citizens is run by Lisa Lankins who works for DIF. If you have city complaints such as noise, street lights, garbage (or positive suggestions) Lisa will take your complaint/observation and co-ordinate with various departments. She does not handle CFE reports or problems with private businesses. All free, from 8:30 a.m to noon, Plazuela Zaragoza ♦ AA meeting, closed meeting of Alcoholics Anonymous, every Friday at noon, Melville Hotel, contact 981 0149, or 669 107 6931 or e mail: maltese@shaw.ca for more information.

Saturdays: The arts and crafts bazaar in the Plazuela Machado. Original designs,jewellery, purses,  – it’s a super shopping spot from  5 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Sundays: Atardecer Musical/Musical afternoons, Plazuela Zaragoza, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. (singers bring back-up music) you’ll hear some “amazing voices.”  $7 to rent a chair.