Flamenco group Suncai Gitano’s performance of Café de Chinitas, May 8 and 9, Casa Haas
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(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 3 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.)
Saturday April 25: Carmen, Leyendas y Pasiones: Maestra Zoila Fernández of the Compañia Ballet Clásico de Sinaloa along with choreographer Guillermo Carrillo are staging a ballet like you’ve “never seen before.” Portions of it have been adapted from Carmen Suite – a one-act ballet created in 1967 by Cuban choreographer Alberto Alonso with music written by Russian composer Rodion Shchedrin. Carmen is in a love triangle with Don José and the bullfighter Escamillo. Guillermo Carrillo has added his interpretations on pas de deux with guest Cuban dancer Irma Laura Osuna. Legends and passions, it’s all happening under this duo’s creative hands. $150-$280. 8 p.m. and again at noon on Sunday April 26.
Monday April 27: Mocedades in Concert: this popular Spanish group (from Basque) returns to celebrate their 45th anniversary performing – together and apart. In 1973 they represented Spain in the Eurovision Song Contest with the hit song Eres Tú. 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. $350-$500.
Wednesday April 29: Encuentro de Academias: Wow! Twenty dance groups including Mazatlan’s award winning Delfos, perform a variety of creative dances – from flamenco, to ballet, to salsa, to jazz – it will be an eye-popping performance. $100-$150, 8 p.m.
Monday May 4: El Lago de los Cisnes. The dazzling Moscow Ballet company returns to perform Swan Lake. Classic ballet meets multimedia technology – meaning, for the first time in Mexico this company is introducing 3D graphics. The graphics are designed to develop the history and bring magic to the stage; you’ll see images of nature, medieval castles, as well as scenes from different countries. The modern devices are created to enhance the marvelous choreography. $300 – $400, 8 p.m.
Thursday May 7: Carl Orff3: Carmina Burana is a scenic cantata composed by Carl Orff in 1935 based on 24 poems from the medieval collection of Carmina Burana. This haunting composition was created for choral singers who sing about every-day happenings; the fickleness of fortune and wealth, the ephemeral nature of life, the joy of the return of Spring, and the pleasures and perils of drinking, gluttony, gambling and lust. As in other years, tonight’s performance features the Angela Peralta choral singers, Coro Angela Peralta. $150-$250, 8 p.m.
Saturday May 9: Concurso Internacionl de Canto de Sinaloa 2015: the 7th annual Opera Finals. This is an exciting evening fraught with tension and desire, as opera students compete for this prestigious cash prize. Many of the students are training with Maestro Enrique Patrón. Each student selects an aria – often up to 20 singers – and hope the judges will vote for them. If you haven’t experienced opera before, this is a wonderful introduction – different arias every 15 minutes. $150-$300, 8 p.m.
Saturday May 23: Camerata Rocks! Sting, Coldplay, U2, Journey, Queen and other pop music will be played under the direction of Maestro Percival Alvarez. $200, 8 p.m.
Friday June 12 and Saturday June 13: Alicia en el Pais de las Maravillas. Based on Lewis Carroll’s 1865 classic Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland our local ballet company (Escuela Municipal de Ballet) under the direction of Maestra Zoila Fernández, have set the words and tone to a wonderful light-hearted modern ballet. Carroll’s immortal story is an irresistible blend of whimsical, fantastical characters and choreographers around the world long to interpret this often hilarious narrative. Other productions, such as The National Ballet of Canada, yielded this review:…”four stars, delightful…irresistibly captivating…audiences responded with unbridled enthusiasm…’ Rave reviews also came from the performances by The Washington Ballet and the UK’s Royal Opera House. $100 – $200, both performances at 8 p.m.
Friday June 19: Fin de cursos de la Escuela Profesional de Danza de Mazatlan: students from the four year dance school, EPDM, perform out-of-the-box dances. Always creative. $100, 8 p.m.
Saturday July 4: Graduación de la EPDM: It’s graduating class’s turn from Escuela Profesional de Danza de Mazatlan to dance their most creative vignettes.The fourth year students never disappoint the audience. $100, 8 p.m.
Friday July 17: Carlos Osuna en concierto con la Camerata Mazatlan. Popular Mazatleco tenor, Carlos Osuna, performs with the Camerata singing such classics as: Muñequita linda, Bésame mucho, Cuando veulva a tu lado, Dime que si, Júrame, Asi, Granda and Piensa en mi. $150-$200, 8 p.m.
(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. Even if it’s free, you must obtain your ticket at the Angela Peralta box office. The Antonio Haas Theatre is located on the Avenida del Mar, across from the Fisherman’s Monument; it’s often referred to as the IMSS theatre and has its own box office.)
Saturday April 25: Sonata, Danza y Serenata: students, along with Camerata Mazatlan, offer delightful performances in the Museo de Música (on Constitutión), free. Two performances 7 p.m. and again on Sunday April 24, at noon.
Friday May 1: First Friday ArtWalk, 4 p.m. – 8 p.m. Free self-guided art tour in Centro. Mazatlan’s ArtWalk is in its tenth year and 46 artists in 23 locations happily display paintings, drawings, prints, photographs, jewellery and all things creative. There’s never any pressure to buy; it’s a wonderful way to see houses, studios and appreciate the variety of art that is being created. To plot your route:http://www.artwalkmazatlan.com
Friday May 8 and Saturday May 9: Café de Chinitas; presented by the fiery, fabulous Mazatlan flamenco group, Suncai Gitano. The popular company perform all over Mexico and are well-known for their Spanish music and flamenco dancing. In this performance they honour the Café de Chinitas – a building in Madrid designed by the painter Manuel Mampaso, designer Pinto Cohelo and architect Luis Carruncho. The trio turned the venue into a cafe for flamenco and today the restaurant is visited by politicians, royalty and people who love flamenco and “La Chunga”. Casa Haas, $150, 8 p.m.
Friday May 22: Mezza Notte. Plena. Mezzo soprano Mariela Angulo in concert. Accompanied on the piano by Héctor Acosta she will be offering a selection from Händle, Bach, Purcell and Pergolesi. Casa Haas, $100, 7 p.m.
Thursday May 28: Me llamo Hokusai. Poet Christian Peña presents his award winning Poem (Bellas Artes de Poesia Aquascalientes 2014), in Spanish. Casa Haas, free with ticket, 7 p.m.
Friday May 30: Pop Concert. No translation required! Creators, Ana Elena Morales, Mónica Osuna and Victor Osuna have assembled musicians and singers to pay tribute to: Metallica, Britney Spears, Robbie Williams, Adele, Guns n’ Roses, Madonna, Oasis, Whitney Houston, Boy Bands, Beatles, ColdPlay, Beyonce, Lady Gaga, Michael Jackson, and Queen. Casa Haas, $150, 8 p.m. And again on Sunday May 31 at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Saturday June 20: Soprano Penélope Luna in concert: Casa Haas, free with ticket, 7 p.m.
Thursday January 28: Cat’s ‘n Jammers Unplugged: The popular Dixieland jazz band returns to the intimate space inside the Shrimp Bucket – not the courtyard, but right inside the restaurant. The band has a BIG following from women in Culiacan – don’t wait too long to get your tickets! Details to follow.
Friday January 29 and Saturday January 30: The 7th Annual Mardi Gras Party! Cats ‘n Jammers Dixieland Jazz band is excited to be back and to get you up dancing to the irresistible sounds of New Orlean’s jazz. The Shrimp Bucket, 6 p.m., $500, details to follow, save the date.
Sunday January 31: The 3rd Annual Great Gatsby Party – takes place in the elegant Casa Garcia, El Presidio. Costumes, boas, cigarette holders, bring on the accessories (women and men) for this wonderful night of swing, blues, and a touch of Dixieland – brought to you by Cats ‘n Jammers. 6 p.m., details to follow.
Thursday February 4 – Tuesday February 9: Carnaval!
THE FAIRLY ACCURATE DAILY MUSIC SCHEDULE
All restaurants and bars are listed in The Directory, click here for address, opening hours and phone numbers – it’s fairly accurate! Some of the restaurants close for private events, some of the groups are hired away for private events, just call ahead. Many of your groups (21) are on The Bandstand, please click here to listen.
Mondays: Rafael Rodriguez, (easy/mixed), Kelly’s Bar, Pueblo Bonita Emerald Bay, 7 p.m.(have a listen) ♦ Ebano,(mixed) La Palapa del Mar, 7 p.m.
Tuesdays: Brenster’s Beach Bash, (mixed), Diego’s Beach House, (all you can drink $275 or cover of $70), 2 p.m. ♦ Salty Feet, The Last Drop, 5:30 p.m. ♦ Kamaleón,(with Leslie, vocals, and Carlos, guitar) La Catrina Restaurant, 6:30 p.m. ♦ Mundo Sánchez (romantic vocals and guitar), Topolo 7 p.m.(have a listen) ♦ Rafael Rodriquez,(easy/mixed) Torres Mazatlan, 7 p.m. ♦ Tertia (romantic instrumental) Angelina’s Kitchen, 7 p.m. ♦ Jazz Jam with Rob Lamonica ++, La Bohemia, 7:30 p.m.(have a listen)
Wednesdays: Fairly Honest Jon & The Truth (blues), Chill and Grill, 1 p.m. – 6 p.m ♦Kannon, (R&R), La Corriente, 3 p.m. – 6 p.m. ♦ Rob Lamonica (easy/mixed), Héctor’s Bistro, 7 p.m. ♦ Rafael Rodriquez,(easy/mixed) Sea Farer 7 p.m.♦ Mundo Sánchez, Angelina’s Kitchen, 7 p.m. ♦ Sergio Avila (smooth sax), Topolo, 7 p.m.♦ Lori Davidson (mixed/easy) Pedro & Lola, 8:30 p.m. ♦ Live dance band, family atmosphere, La Fonda de Chalio, 8:30 p.m.
Thursdays: Té para Dos, Surf’s Up, 1 p.m. ♦ Cheryl Gaudet (acoustic guitar, have a listen) Chill and Grill, 4 p.m. – 6 p.m. ♦ Wingin’ It, ( c & w have a listen, ) Social, 6:30 p.m. ♦ Ebano, (mixed, good dancing music), The Saloon Sports Bar, 6:30 p.m.♦ Sergio Avila, (smooth sax), Topolo, 7 p.m. ♦ Mario Rojas and his guitar (trova/Cuban ballads), La Copa de Leche, 7 p.m. ♦ Live music, varies, F.I.S.H. 7 p.m.♦ Rafael Rodriquez (easy/mixed) Kelly’s Bar Pueblo Bonito, 7 p.m. ♦ Kannon, (r &r), Gringo Lingo 7 p.m. (have a listen) ♦ Live music (varies) Baja Style, 8 p.m. ♦ Live music, Pedro y Lola , 8:30 p.m. ♦ Live dance band, family atmosphere, La Fonda de Chalio, 9 p.m. ♦ Lo que cantamos las mujeres (Heidi ++), La Bohemia, 10:30 p.m.
Fridays: Mundo Sánchez (romantic vocals and guitar), Topolo, 7 p.m. ♦ Marianna, (romantic vocals), Angelina’s Kitchen, 7 p.m. ♦ Jesus Mario Gonzalez (sax), Water’s Edge, 7 p.m. ♦Rafael Rodriguez (easy, mixed), Kelly’s Bar, Pueblo Bonito Emerald Bay, 7 p.m. ♦ Oscar and Javier Rojas (Spanish/English favourites), La Copa de Leche, 7 p.m ♦ Wingin’ It, (mixed) Macaws, 7 p.m. (have a listen) ♦ Lina’s Party Time Karaoke, El Cid, Marina, 7:30 p.m. ♦ Arsenio, (romantic), Casa Loma, 7:30 p.m. ♦ Los Stanley F.I.S.H. ( r & r) 7 p.m. ♦ Salty Feet (r&r), Puerto Viejo, 8 p.m. ♦ Live dance band, family atmosphere, La Fonda de Chalio, 8:30 p.m.. ♦ Jazz band, Pedro & Lola, 8:30 p.m.♦ Live music (varies), El Shrimp Bucket, 8 p.m.♦ KraKen, (r ‘n r, vocals Leslie, guitar Carlos) Las Flores Hotel, 8 p.m. ♦ Karaoke, La Catrina, 8 p.m.♦ Mexican mixed, La Chupiteria, 8:30 p.m. ♦ ZAZ! (r&r) Baja Style, 9:30 p.m
Saturdays: Rootsterford Reggae,(have a listen) Surf’s Up, 1 p.m.(reservations recommended, group returns May 9) ♦ The Troubadours, (C&W)) Dave Oakey, Myron (fiddle) and Rob Lamonica, Macaws,(have a listen) 7 p.m.♦ Jesus Mario Gonzalez (sax), Water’s Edge, 7 p.m. ♦ Marianna, (romantic vocals), Angelina’s Kitchen, 7 p.m. ♦ Oscar and Javier Rojas (Spanish/English favourites), La Copa de Leche, 7 p.m.♦ Mundo Sánchez, (romantic vocals and guitar), Topolo, 7 p.m. ♦ Los Cryps (Beatles, oldies), kiosk Plazuela Machado, 7 p.m. (have a listen) ♦ Live bands, varies, F.I.S.H., 7 p.m. ♦ Canto Altano (classical Mexican trio, trova, boleros), Casa Loma, 8 p.m ♦ Mariachi band, El Mil Amores, Marina, 8 p.m.♦ Salty Feet (r&r), Puerto Viejo, 8 p.m.♦ KraKen, (r ‘n r, vocals – Leslie, guitar – Carlos), Las Flores Hotel, 8 p.m. ♦ Guest bands, Machado Kiosk, 8 p.m. ♦ Live dance band, family atmosphere, La Fonda de Chalio, 8:30 ♦ Lori Davidson + Dario Avila (mixed/easy) Pedro & Lola, 9 p.m.(have a listen)♦ ZAZ, (r&r) Baja Style, 9:30 p.m. ♦ Live music (varies) La Catrina, 9 p.m.
Sundays: Ebano, “Mr. Lionso” Playa Bruja, 4:30 p.m. ♦ Lina’s Party Time Karaoke, El Shrimp Bucket, 6 p.m.♦ Classic Jazz, Macaws, 6:30 p.m. ♦ The Troubadours (Rob Lamonica and Dave Oakey)mixed/easy, have a listen), Pedro & Lola, 6:30 p.m. ♦ Mundo Sánchez,(romantic guitar and vocals) Angelina’s Kitchen, 7 p.m. ♦ Live music, (easy listening, often Rafael Rodriquez) kiosk in the Plazuela Machado, 7:30 p.m ♦ Kannon, Las Flores Hotel, 8 p.m. ♦ Live dance band, family atmosphere, La Fonda de Chalio, 8:30 ♦ Adiccion, Baja Style, 8:30 p.m.
IN CONCERT (DJs and late-night groups)
Saturday April 25: Josh, Diego’s Casa de Playa, 10 p.m.
Saturday May 2: Berna Barranqui, Diego’s Casa de Playa, 10 p.m.
Saturday May 9: White Resonance, Diego’s Casa de Playa, 10 p.m.
Saturday May 16: Doc, Diego’s Casa de Playa, 10 p.m.
Saturday May 30: Pavel St. Chez, Diego’s Casa de Playa, 10 p.m.
The Brenster & Carrum Show Country Concert Series
2015/2016 in Mazatlan
The popular duo returns in November. The concerts will take place in The Venado Showroom, Hotel Playa Mazatlan at 6 p.m. and your ticket price (around $500) includes a buffet dinner and open bar. Fans can follow the singers by going to http://countryinmazatlan.com/
(If you are not familiar with The Brenster & Carrum Show (Brent McAthey and Tanya Carrum) then be prepared to have your socks knocked off. This duo is electric with excitement. Excitement to perform just for you, excitement to give you your money’s worth, they are alive with the sound of music. Their hour and half is filled with duos and solos. Together they perform classics such as “I won’t dance, don’t ask me”, “The lady is a tramp”, “He drinks tequila and she talks dirty in Spanish”, and they close the show with their signature song, “I like you so much.”
As for the solos, wow! Brent has eight costume changes and performs everything from Tom Jones’s “She’s a lady”, to Leonard Cohen’s “I’m your man” to “Tie a yellow ribbon round the old oak tree”. Brent’s colourful shirts just can’t compete with Tanya’s sexy corsets, tight jeans or velvet skirts. She’s all woman, singing in English, Spanish and Italian. She easily belts out “Don’t cry for me Argentina” in Spanish, of course, and switches to Italian and sings Caruso’s “Lucio Dalla.” She’s so passionate about her singing, it will bring tears to your eyes. Then she’ll vamp it up in a mariachi outfit (talk about an eye-popper) and a glam sombrero that only Tanya could wear. It’s a glorious show, it’s genuine and generous. They give the gift of an electric energy. And this gift keeps on giving.)
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 Reserving just got easier with MF&T’s new online booking system. All movies are $35, payable at the door and the tickets go on sale 30 minutes before the screening. Often you’ll see the words “sold out”; sometimes ticket holders can’t make it, so you may be able to buy a ticket minutes before the performance.
Monday April 27: Foxcatcher (2014), 3 p.m, and 5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday April 29: Explorations presents The Pirate Ship Forward in Teacapán. Mazatleco Joaquin López is a naval historian as well as an English professor/translator at the University of Sinaloa. While growing up in Teacapán he heard fantastic family stories of pirates, treasures and the U.S. Navy facing off in the 1870 battle of Teacapán. Joaquin is an expert on the marine history of Sinaloa and his talk about the Mexican desire to regain their treasure will be spellbinding. 2 p.m., $80, book online mazact.com tickets available at 1:30 p.m.
Thursday April 30: The Boxtrolls (2014), 3 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.
Monday May 4: Trumpeter Allen Fannin – and his band of merry musical friends – are offering a free drop-in concert, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Monday May 4: The Water Diviner (2014), 3 p.m. (note, one screening only)
Thursday May 7: Muscle Shoals (2013), 3 p.m., (note, one screening only)
Monday May 11: Trumpeter Allen Fannin – and his band of merry musical friends – are offering a free drop-in concert, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Monday May 11: The Imitation Game (2014), 3 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. (note this movie has two screening times
Thursday May 14: Downfall (2004), 3 p.m. (note, one screening only)
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. The
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, open from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. and again from 4 p.m. – 6 p.m. Please be aware that these hours can vary and are not accurate!
LOOK Vintage and Modern Gallery: A New York- style gallery and art shop. Owner Mark Jay has been in retail and merchandising all of his life. He’s very annoying – he constantly purchases items you can’t resist buying. He knows what you want before you do. LOOK is on Sixto Osuna #59; Open Monday to Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. If you wish to watch videos of Mark’s Decor Tips please click here. Note: LOOK is closed from May until October, by appointment only: Mark Jay – 669 149 3911; Rosemary Hunter – 669 147 6158
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.