Arts & Entertainment Calendar

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The jazz is everywhere! At the Angela Peralta,
Plazuela Machado, Casa Haas and Casa Garcia.

Please keep scrolling for events at: Around Town,
Daily Music Notes, El Recreo 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.)

Thursday May 5: Inauguration of the Mazatlan Jazz Fest Chilo 2016: paying tribute to the Concordia born trumpeter, Chilo Morán [1930 – 1999, he worked with Henry Mancini, Sergio Méndez and Frank Sinatra] are the Serge Lopez Trio [classical Flamenco guitar] and Mexican jazz singer Elizabeth Meza. 8 p.m, $100 – $200.

Friday May 6: Mazatlan Jazz Fest Chilo 2016 features the Alex Mercado Trio: “Pianist Alex Mercado is one of the finest jazz musicians that Mexico has produced.” 8 p.m. $100 – $200.

Saturday May 14: Gianni Schicchi: Maestro Enrique Patrón de Rueda conducts Puccini’s classic one-act comedy opera featuring the Camerata Mazatlan and the Coro Angela Peralta. $50 -$200, 8 p.m.

Wednesday May 15: Los Amantes No Mienten? Comedy by Spanish playwright Jorid Galcerán starring six popular comedy actors, in Spanish, 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m., $250 – $500.

Friday May 20: Tango bajo otra mirada: this popular recital of “tango in a different way” by Camerata Mazatlan, celebrates extraordinary musicians – Mario Lavista, Dmitri Shostakovich, Igor Stravinsky and Astor Piazzola. Please note, this is a musical journey, no dancers. 8 p.m., $100 – $220.

Friday June 10 and Saturday June 11: Student performance from the ballet school, Escuela de Ballet Clásico de Cultura, 8 p.m., $100 – $200.

Wednesday June 15: Student performance from the theatre school,Técnico en Teatro, 8 p.m. $100

Saturday June 18: Student performance from the contemporary dance school, EPDM, 8 p.m. $100

Friday July 1: Student performance, the graduating class, from the contemporary dance school, EPDM, 8 p.m., $100

~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.

Now until  May 28: La Música y las Artes: group show where 27 different artists – painters, printmakers, sculptors and photographers celebrate music in all forms. The show is in both the downstairs in the gallery Rubio and upstairs at the gallery Angela Peralta.

Wednesday May 4: Jazz Fest Chilo Kick-off Dinner, featuring Cuban Grammy award nominee pianist Ariacne Trujillo and Falsa Orquesta Cubana. Plazuela Machado, 8 p.m., $1000, call 669 994 9409 [Manrry Fuentevila] or 669 122 0649[Carolina González] for tickets and more info.

Friday May 6: ArtWalk. This is a free self-guided tour through streets of Centro and a terrific way to meet artists and see their studios.Over 40 artists happily display paintings, prints, photographs, tableaus, jewellery and all things creative. There’s never any pressure to buy, just enjoy, meet and greet. 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. To plot your route through Centro

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Friday May 6: Los Valses de Chopin: pianist José Miguel Rivera performs “exquisite pieces from Chopin”. Casa Haas, 7 p.m., $100.

Friday May 6: Mazatlan Jazz Fest Chilo 2016 features the Kingsmith Organ Trio: Omar Ramierz [“the best contemporary organist in Mexico”, from Guadalajara founded the band in 2010] and “Kingsmith recreates the classic organ jazz combos from the 50s and 60s through to their own compositions and versions of classic jazz, blues, funk, rock ‘n roll, surf and gospel.” Casa Garcia [El Presidio], 10 p.m. $50, call 669 994 9409 [Manrry Fuentevila] or 669 122 0649 [Carolina González] for tickets and more info. There are also two movies being screened at Centro Municipal de las Artes [inside the art school, beside the Angela Peralta], free, Jazz en celuloide and Whiplash.

Saturday May 7: Mazatlan Jazz Fest Chilo 2016 features the HM Project and Anthropos Cuarteto and Francisco Castañeda: The HM project [jazz fusion] is from Guadalajara, Plazuela Machado 7 p.m. followed by Anthropos Cuarteto, a jazz quartet from Chihuahua in the Machado, at 8:30 p.m. free, and moving on to:  Francisco Castañeda a vibraphone player [like a xylophone with a rotating disk] from Durango, performing at Casa Garcia [El Presidio], 10 p.m. $50, call 669 994 9409 [Manrry Fuentevila] or 669 122 0649 [Carolina González] for tickets and more info. There’s also the classic film starring Dexter Gordon, Round Midnight, being screen at the Centro Municipal de las Artes [inside the art school beside the Angela Peralta], at 6 p.m., it’s free.

Saturday May 7: Rosa de dos aromas: A rose with two scents is a drama about infidelity – two women, one a wife, discovers her husband is seeing another woman. This Mexican play by Emilio Carballido has been popular for 30 years. Casa Haas, 7 p.m. $100.

Wednesday May 11: La Reina de su Casa: this popular Mexican comedy returns to the Antonio Haas Theatre/IMSS for two shows, 7 p.m. and 9;30 p.m. Tickets at the box office, call 669 160 4024 for more information.

Friday May 13: La Serva Padrona:  The Servant turned Mistress is a comic opera by Giovannia Battista Pergolesi [1710 -1736] featuring Eimy Sánchez as Serpina and José Miguel Valenzuela as Uberto, with pianist Sergio Freeman. It’s only 45 minutes and was originally created as an intermezzo between a more serious opera. Casa Haas, 7 p.m., free with ticket.

Sunday May 15: Abracadabra!: A magical fundraiser for Refugio San Pablo
Water’s Edge Bistro is hosting a three course dinner where all the proceeds will be donated to Refugio San Pablo. In addition to the gourmet dinner, there will be an exciting magic show featuring Mazatlan’s Magnetic Magician, Johnnie Horsley. Ticket price is $600 [there’s a cash bar], reservations a must, please call 136 0895. The evening starts at 5:30 p.m. Refugio San Pablo just opened in April and it’s a free home for boys between 10 -17 years old with addiction issues – “rehabilitation with love.” If you are unable to attend this dinner but wish to donate to this foundation call 669 193 2301 or for more information please visit their website .

Saturday May 21: Suncai Gitano’s Copla Mia: this local popular group sings haunting, romantic ballads. This evening promises a homage to all the great Spanish ballads. Not to be missed. Casa Haas, 8 p.m.,$100.

Thursday May 26: Concert in the Church: students from the music school, Escuela de Música and the Orquesta Sinfónica will perform pieces from Carmen and other popular operas/musicals. 8 p.m., Iglesia San Carlos Borromeo [Rio Baluatre], free.

Saturday May 28: Líricamente Concierto: a varied musical concert – featuring poems set to music [Schubert, Schumann, Wolf] and Zarazuela – the Spanish style of operetta which combines songs and spoken passages, plus classical Mexican songs featuring: soprano Karla Arce; mezzosoprano Mariela Angula, tenor Eduardo Tapia, on the bass José Miguel Valenzuela, and Sergio Freeman on the piano. Casa Haas, 7 p.m., free with ticket.

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From GloboFest León 2015

Saturday May 28 and Sunday May 29: GloboFest! Hot Air Balloon Festival It’s the first year in Mazatlan and organizers are promising hot air balloons galore, music stages, food trucks, zip lines,and many more surprises – “Estelar Sorpresa”. This event does not take passengers on a high trip [insurance, waivers etc. etc.], but they invite you to enjoy the process of prepping the balloons to be air born. The Saturday program takes off at 3 p.m. and goes until midnight. Sunday activities are still being resolved. The festival takes place on Av. Cerritos [at Del Palmar], call 669 137 3263, or visit: Ticket prices vary from $180 to all-acces- VIP at $500.

Saturday June 4: Los tenores del norte: the three tenors featured are: Jorge Echeagaray, Carlos Velázquez and Héctor Coyol. Their arias [Nessum dorma] will be accompanied on the bass by Ezequiel Cervantes and on the piano by Pablo López. Casa Haas, 7 p.m., $100.

Saturday June 11: Juan Gabriel in Concert: Juan Gabriel is a prolific Mexican singer [Parácuaro, Michoacán] songwriter, producer and performer. Born in 1950 he came to attention of RCA in 1970 with his hit No Tengo Dinero. He also enjoys singing other artists’s songs. Juan Gabriel has recorded 50 studio albums, selling over 100 million copies, and has six Grammy nominations. He’s toured in Mexico City, Los Angeles, Chicago, and the Bay Area. His concerts usually last two and half hours and feature an extravagant 30 member band. [ His concerts sell moe tickets in Mexico than Justin Bieber!]Time, price and location tbd.

Friday July 1: Student Performance, graduating class from the music school,Técnico en Música, Casa Haas, 6 p.m., $100

Carnaval 2017 – Thursday February 23 – Tuesday February 28, 2017

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

~DAILY MUSIC NOTES~

THE 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!   Many of your groups (24) are on The Bandstand, please click here to listen

Mondays: Rafael Rodriguez, (easy/mixed), Kelly’s Bar, Pueblo Bonita Emerald Bay, 7:00 p.m.(have a listen)  ♦ Live music, Pedro & Lola, often Tecomate Jazz Trio, 8 ish ♦ 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 November 1,  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.♦ Rafael Rodriquez, [easy, have a listen], La Palapa at Hotel Torres, 6 p.m. ♦ Rob Lamonica’s Jazz Jam, La Bohemia, 7 p.m. ♦ Kannon (r ‘n r, have a listen) GusGus GZ, 8:30 p.m. ♦ Live music, Pedro & Lola, often Tecomate Jazz Trio, 8 ish

Wednesdays: Fairly Honest Jon and the Truth, Chill & Grill, 2 p.m. – 6 p.m. [ have a listen, ] ♦ Rafael Rodriquez, [easy, have a listen], La Palapa at Hotel Torres, 6 p.m ♦ Dani Borrego [have a listen] El Shrimp Bucket, 7 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.♦ Live music, Pedro y Lola, 9 p.m. often Tecomate Jazz Trio ♦ The Walrus, [r’nr], La Copa de Leche, 9 p.m.

Thursdays: Lina’s y su Fiesta Karaoke, Gringo Longo, 6 p.m.♦ Wingin’ It,[Lori Davidson, Rob Lamonica, have a listenSocial, 6:30 p.m.[reservations recommended, 176 7144] ♦ Rex Rocks,Twisted Mama’s, 6:30 p.m.♦ Rafael Rodriquez [easy, have a listen], Kelly’s Bar at Pueblo Bonito Emerald Bay, 7 p.m.♦ Alexis Felix (have a listen), Water’s Edge 7:30 p.m.♦ Live music, varies Mil Amores Marina, 8 p.m. ♦ Live music, Tecomate Jazz Trio, Pedro y Lola , 8:30 p.m.♦ ZaZ 2.0,[have a listen], Baja Style, 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: Kannon, Twisted Mama’s, 6:30 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. ♦Alexis Felix,[mixed, have a listen], Water’s Edge, 7:30 p.m.♦ Live music, La Fonda de Chalio, 8:30 p.m. ♦ Tecomate Jazz Trio, Pedro & Lola, 8:30 p.m.♦ Dani Borrego [have a listenEl Shrimp Bucket, 8 p.m ♦ Rex Rocks, Baja Style, 9:30 p.m.

Saturdays:  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. ♦ Alexis Felix, [mixed, have a listen], Water’s Edge, 7:30 p.m ♦Canto Altano (classical Mexican trio, trova, boleros), Casa Loma, 8 p.m ♦ Mariachi band, El Mil Amores, Marina, 8 p.m.♦ Guest bands, Machado Kiosk, 8 p.m. ♦ Live music La Fonda de Chalio, 8:30 ♦ Lori Davidson and Dario Avila [easy, mixed], Pedro & Lola, 9 p.m.♦ Rex, ( r ‘n r) Baja Style, 9:30 p.m ♦ Corvus Rock Band, Copa De Leche, 10 p.m. 

Sundays: Lina y su Fiesta Karaoke, El Shrimp Bucket, 6 p.m.♦ Los Cryps, La Copa de Leche, 6 p.m.♦ Rex Rock, Twisted Mama’s, 6:30 p.m.♦ Rafael Rodriquez, [easy, have a listen],  kiosk in the Plazuela Machado, 7:30 p.m ♦ Live music La Fonda de Chalio, 8:30 ♦ Alets Malafama, Copa de Leche, 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  

Thursday May 5: Straight Outta Compton [2015], 4:30 p.m.

Monday May 9: Timbuktu [2014], 4:30 p.m.

Thursday May 12: Wild Tales [2014], 4:30 p.m.

~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.

Delirium Galeria: This gallery and bistro has revolving exhibits, always worth stopping in, Sixto Osuna #24, open from 1 p.m., closed Sundays.

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

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

Museo Arqueológico de Mazatlan: During the year this space (indoors and outdoors) hosts many different art exhibits and workshops.  Located on Sixto Osuna# 76, kitty corner to Macaws. 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.