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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.)

Wednesday October 1: Almacenados: performed by the Mexican group, Puño de tierra, in Spanish. Written by David Desola starring Héctor Bonilla. Free with ticket 8 p.m.

Thursday October 2: De las historias privades de Dios: The Chivo company from Chile presents this family drama covering decades and the play offers different perspectives on life. In Spanish. $120, 8 p.m.

Friday October 3: No seré feliz, pero tengo Marido. This popular comedy show from Buenos Aires starring Sylvia Pasquel, has been amusing women for 14 years. The loose translation is: I’m not very happy, but at least I have a husband! Two shows, 7 p.m. and 9 p.m, $200 – $400.

Saturday October 11: Cats: Andrew Lloyd Webber’s famous musical based on T.S. Eliot’s “Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats”  will be performed for the first time in Mazatlan with a Mexican cast of 40 performers and the company’s orchestra -the first adaptation into Spanish was in 1991. Thirty-three years ago Cats debuted in London, ah memories!  Two shows, 6 p.m. and 9 p.m., $400 – $1000.

Saturday November 1: Carnaval de los Muertos: this event embraces life that celebrates death. Cultura has wrapped its arms around Dia de Muertos, Day of the Dead, and the third year promises to be the best yet. In past years there has been congestion and line-ups to get into the theatre. Organizers have resolved this by having FREE tickets available at 10 a.m. in the Plazuela Machado – look for the kiosk. Tickets are colour coded indicating the hour you can enter backstage. Four tickets per family. What will you experience? Twelve stages and 200 artists dying to entertain you. Everyone is in costume and character: 90 artists, 10 classical ballet dancers, 73 contemporary dancers, 30 actors, 26 musicians, 30 dancers from Ballet Folclórico  and 100 volunteers. It’s a night like no other, all behind the red velvet curtain. Depending on the colour of your ticket, the first group is admitted at 7 p.m.

Thursday November 6 and Friday November 7: Héctor Ortiz’s tribute band to The Doors:  you saw him as Elvis and now you can applaud him (and his cast of thousands) as Jim Morrison. The lead singer may have died 43 years ago but Ortiz continues to light his fire. 8 p.m., $100 – $450.

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Friday November 14 and Saturday November 15: La paloma y el ruiseñor opera- los últimos dias de Angela Peralta, the Dove and the Nightingale – the final days of Angela Peralta. Under the baton of American conductor Scott Dunn – the Associate Conductor of the LA Philharmonic’s Hollywood Bowl Orchestra – the curtain will rise on the world premier opening of the opera composed by American, Roger Bourland and adapted into Spanish by Plácido Domingo Jr.  It’s been 131 years since the soprano Angela Peralta graced the stage of the Angeal Peralta, but she returns on November 14!  Soprano Jéssica Loaiza has been cast as Angela, baritone Armando Piño as the lover Julián Montiel Duarte, and soprano Penélope Luna as Rosa, the other woman in the love triangle. Joining them on stage will be: El Coro Guillermo Sarabia, Camerata Mazatlan, Escuela Profesional de Danza de Mazatlan and Ballet Folclórico. 8 p.m., $100-$500.  Have a listen to Roger Bourland’s synopsis.  

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Thursday November 20 and Friday November 21: Sueño de una noche de Vernao ballet based on William Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”: La Compañia Nacional de Danza will dance this magical fantasy to Felix Mendelssohn’s classical music. For 50 years this dance company has received high praise in Mexico and throughout Latin America. James Kelly is the choreographer. 8 p.m., $50 – $350.

Tuesday November 25 and Wednesday November 26: Concierto para Niños/ musical concert for children. Popular musical selections that children adore have been chosen by Maestro Percival Alvarez and Monserrat Millán, all narrated by Ricardo David Orozco, “Caramelo”.  10 a.m. and noon, free with ticket.

Friday November 28 and Saturday November 29: Disney in concert, magical music from the movies: Lucas Richman is the music director of the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra and is perhaps best known for his finesse in presenting contemporary works. You’ll hear all the Disney favourites under his baton (Camerata Mazatlan): The Lion King, Mary Poppins, Beauty and the Beast, Pocahontas, Aladdin, Frozen… 8 p.m. $100-$400.

Sunday November 30: Despierta tus Sentidos – Estrenos de Invierno/ awaken your senses, winter’s opening: EPDM (the four year dance school, Escuela Profesional de Danza de Mazatlan) will once again perform this creative, imaginative contemporary dance. 7 p.m. $100.

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Friday December 5 and Saturday December 6: Enrique Patrón de Rueda: 35 Años Viviendo la Opera/Mazatleco conductor, Enrique Patrón celebrates 35 years of conducting. The concert name says opera but Maestro has done it all: from Porgy and Bess, to the Beatles, to Gershwin, to the most complex operas. Cultura is promising “lots of surprises” (Maestro has many friends) but so far: El Coro Angela Peralta, el Coro Guillermo Sarabia, los Coros de la Licenciatura, Danto de la Escuela Superior de Canto de Mazatlan, Camerata Mazatlan, Maestro Antonio González and Maestra Martha Félix. ” For me, opera is my life” says Maestro, so expect a very exciting evening. 8 p.m. , $50 – $350.

Sunday December 7: Mestizo, Ballet Folclórico: director Javier Arcadia has created an evening of Mestizo – a combination of traditional and contemporary – it’s a potpourri of national dance, pride, elegance, grace and happiness. 6 p.m., $120.

Friday December 12: El Cascanueces, ballet/The Nutcracker Ballet: under the direction of Zoila Fernández and choreographed by Guillermo Carrillo this classic Christmas ballet is set to Russian composer Tchaikovksy’s music.  It was first presented in St. Petersburg 100 years ago, and today it’s still a popular holiday tradition. Local talent (from mice to lead dancers) overflow the stage. 8 p.m., $50 -$300.

Saturday December 13: El Cascanueces, ballet/ The Nutcracker Ballet: under the direction of Zoila Fernández and choreographed by Guillermo Carrillo this classic Christmas ballet is set to Russian composer Tchaikovkysy’s music. It was first presented in St. Petersburg 100 years ago, and today it’s still a popular holiday tradition. Local talent (from mice to lead dancers) overflow the stage. 6 p.m. and 8:30 p.m., $50 – $300

Sunday December 14: Ellas, Ellos, Elles: directed by Javier Diaz Delannais, adapted by Teatro Los Hijos de Maria this play is inspired by Harvey Fierstein’s “Torch Song Trilogy”. It explores all forms of sexuality and organizers have requested that audience memebers must be 18 years of age to attend. Limited to 120 people, two shows – 6 p.m. and 8 p.m., $100.

Tuesday December 16: Delfos’s Voyeur Húmeda y La Vanidad: two different performances – Humidity and Vanity – choreographed by Victor Ruiz (Mazatlan) and Vladimir Rodriquez (Columbia) these presentations combines everything that Delfos is famous for: dance, drama, words, music, communication, imagination, and beauty. Delfos is an award winning contemporary dance company famous in Mexico, Latin America and the United States. Always insanely creative. 8 p.m, $50-$200.

Friday December 19 and Saturday 20: Gala Navideña/Christmas Concert: local talent and invited guests join together to make this an evening to remember. It’s one big joyful experience with people/groups such as: Camerata Mazatlan, Coro Angela Peralta, Coro Infantil  CMA, Orquesta Infantil a tocar Mazatlan, Marc Osterer’s Gringo Loco Brass Band, ballet dancers and you can rely on more surprise guests. Tis the season … 8 p.m., $100-$300.

Sunday January 11,18,25; February 1,8,22: Six Sunday noon concerts with Maestro Gordon Campbell

Around Town Arts & Entertainment Calendar(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.)

Wednesday October 1: La Amenaza Roja: presented by the Mexcian group, Carro de Comedias from UNAM; the red menace is about the world of wrestlers set to the sound tracks of CaféTacbva, La Sonora Santanera and La Maldita Vecindad, in Spanish, Plazuela República (town hall square), free, 6 p.m.

October 6 – 12: PGA Tour Latinoamerica, Mazatlan Open – Estrella del Mar.

Thursday October 9: Camerata Lounge: director Percival Alvarez has planned three classical variety performances, showcasing popular composers. Casa Haas, $100, 7 p.m.

Friday October 10: Manuel Alencaster’s solo art exhibit. Galeria Angela Peralta (upstairs in the Angela Peralta),  free, 7 p.m. To watch a video of this talented artist please click here.

Wednesday October 15: Recital with Maestro José Miguel Rivera: this will be a delightful evening of classical piano music – Maestro has invited surprise guest artists. Casa Haas, free with ticket, 7 p.m.

Thursday October 16 – Tuesday October 21: The 3rd Annual Steamroller Event. Once again, 15 artists have been given the theme; any image of their choosing from Dia de los Muertos, Day of the Dead. Artists take a 4′ x 5′ sheet of plywood and carve their image – it takes very strong hands! Then they ink their work in thick black printers ink, lay a 3′ x 4′ sheet of paper down, protect the paper with a blanket and then along comes a two ton steamroller driving over the plywood. These haunting images will be on display during Dia de los Muertos on November 1 in various locations. To watch artists in action the event takes place in the parking lot of the Farmacia Guadalajara (24/7) on the Aleman, (beside Oxxo) and the set-up begins at 8 a.m. This year Cultura has decided to make this  event into a workshop for schools and anyone who is interested in the process. You are welcome to drop by and meet the artists any time – 8 a.m. until 8 p.m.

Friday October 17: Romance Concierto/romantic concert: The concert will feature tenor Héctor Valle, baritone Omar Lara; sopranos Adriana Romero, Karla Centeno and mezzo-soprano Athenea Reyes. Performers will be accompanied on the piano by Maestro Pablo López. This promises to be an evening of passion- singing you through the romantic history of Mexican music. Casa Haas, $100, 7 p.m.

Saturday October 18: Por el Placer de Cantar – Concierto/ for the pleasure of singing: five young singers come together to give you the pleasure of hearing their magical voices. Soprano Gabriela Vadillo, contralto Flor Estrada, baritone Noel Osuna, and tenors Juan Colin and Jorge Echeagaray. Maestro José Miguel Rivera will accompany them on the piano. Casa Haas, free with ticket, 7 p.m.

Thursday October 23: Camerata Lounge: director Percival Alvarez has planned two classical variety performances, showcasing popular composers. Casa Haas, $100, 7 p.m.

Saturday October 25: Season opener of Los Güeros Poker Run with the Dice Roll Run: Starts at Casa del Camaron at noon and goes to four other restaurants/bars, all tbd. As always, $100 to enter , everyone is welcome, and please purchase one item in the establishment –  a beer, a water, or a coffee.

Saturday November 1: LOOK Gallery season opener/Dia de los Muertos group exhibit, 3 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Saturday 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, skeltons and Catrinas. Create a costume and join the parade! Donkeys pull a cart loaded with free beer that is tossed into the waiting crowds. The route is small and stays in the streets of Centro.  Many of the shops and galleries in Centro remain open so you can honour and pay respect to the altars they have built. This is a night when everyone quietly utters, “we see you.”

Friday November 7: 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 50 artists 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:

Tuesday November 11: Pro Mexico’s Bazar-Brunch Navideño, Christmas Bazar Brunch. This annual popular event is from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m and takes place in El Cid, Los Tapices room. Tickets are $230 and are available in the club house of El Cid.

Thursday November 20: Camerata Lounge: this is the final performance of director Percival Alvarez’s series featuring popular composers. Casa Haas, $100, 7 p.m.

Thursday November 27: Exposición de Joyeria/ Jazmin Villar presents her jewellery: Jazmin is a highly respected (and creative) jewellery designer. She’ll display 15 collections – such glamour! Casa Haas, free with ticket, 8 p.m.

Friday December 12: Navidad al piano: pianist Sergio Castellanos Garcia has prepared an evening of Christmas music. All your favourite Christmas carols will the played. Casa Haas, 7 p.m, $100.

Saturday December 13: Celso Piña, concierto/ Celso Piña in concert: Born in Monterrey, Celso Piña is a singer, composer, arranger and plays the accordion – cumbia style. This self-taught accordionist has been able to create unique sounds from the instrument which contributes to his cumbia sound. Olas Altas, free, 8 p.m.

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“We’ll make you laugh”

All comedy shows take place in The Venado Showroom, Hotel Playa Mazatlan, at 7 p.m., the ticket is $500 pesos which includes a buffet dinner and an open bar. Tickets go on sale October 1: Hotel Playa Mazatlan, Ave. Playa Gaviotas #202, 669 989 0555. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. so you can enjoy your dinner prior to the comedy performance. Visit the website for more details and bios:

Sunday November 30: Kenny Bob Davis and Jim Summers.  Sometime in the last 35 years you’ve probably seen Kenny Davis perform- perhaps his stand-up comic show, perhaps as an actor on tv, (Murder She Wrote) as musician and singer (just released his fourth cd A Vegas Souvenir). He’s a veteran comedian guaranteed to make you laugh. Jim’s show is a combination of “Oz” meets “Married with Children.” He takes you on an hilarious journey from his youth (growing up as a white kid in a culturally diverse neighborhood) to fifteen years as a prison guard in some of California’s roughest prisons. He’s raised four kids and is now divorced. He boldly expresses his view on marriage, children and what it’s like to be a prison guard.

Sunday December 21: Bobbie Shropshire and Larry Elliott. Bobbie has lived for years in LA and she was a paid regular at the World Famous Comedy Store as well as a regular at the Improve on Melrose appearing along side comedy legends including Andrew Dice Clay, George Carlin and Richard Pryor. She also spent hours shooting some of the most memorable moments for “Dr. Phil” episodes. Currently, Bobbie is an artist working on a Zen Ocean series that is popular with maritime art collectors. For seven years Larry was the Hollywood Christmas Parade Santa Claus and 25 years later he still delights in entertaining families and children. He’s a successful opener and a favourite family headliner. Larry Elliott brings a joy and offbeat goofiness that is so welcome in today’s world.

Sunday January 25: Al Ducharme and Bernadette Pauley. Al thrives on playing to sold-out expat crowds in – Paris, Amsterdam, Hong Kong and Beijiing. He also has loads of film credits and his first comedy dvd “Spineless and Loving it” was produced by National Lampoon. Based in LA he works all the major clubs; from Heineken commercials to comedy festivals he’s one undeniably funny man. Bernadette is awash in high praise from the Huffington Post and the New York Post – “her jokes are among the funniest of 2010… the best of new York City Live comedy.” She co-hosted the tv series “The Gossip Queens” and appeared regularly as a panelist on “The Joy Behar Show.” Between television appearances she headlines colleges, casinos and comedy clubs throughout the US.

Sunday February 22: Kat Simmons and Marc Yaffee. Kat has the unique talent for combing physical comedy with real life situations. The 27 year veteran is often compared to Lucille Ball, Carol Burnett and Red Skelton. The audience is her BFF and she delights in sharing her secrets. From The Improv, to Catch a Rising Star to the Comedy Channel, Kat speaks the truth making it easier for the rest of us to be honest with ourselves. Marc is an award-winning comedian who founded the Pow Wow Comedy Jam. He was featured on the Showtime special, “Going Native: The American Indian Comedy Slam” plus PBS’s special, “Crossing the Line.” He won the Ventura Comedy Festival’s Funniest Person Contest in 2012. Clubs, colleges, casinos and corporations all want Marc because he leaves a trail of laughs that are funny, not filthy.

Sunday March 29: Rocky Whatule and Bubba Bradley. Rocky is the current host of “Hollywood Rockin Wrap Up” and this 16 year accomplished comedian lives by his motto – “you have to mature; you don’t have to grow up.” The youngest of five in an Italian family he’s fine tuned the “look-at-me-complex.” No matter his subject – friends, family, marriage or animals, you’ll find his observations hilarious. Bubba was voted class clown in high school. He’s still proud of that honour and draws upon his dysfunctional, nomadic family for material. He has been a metal factory worker, a security guard at Yellowstone and a bar bouncer. You can imagine the material this talented comedian has gathered over the years. You’ll never forget is down-to-earth story telling.

Thursday February 12 – Tuesday February 17: Carnaval!

Wednesday April 8 -Sunday April 12: XX Aniversario Sema de la Moto, 20th Anniversary of Moto Week

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September is here – musicians travel around, restaurants close, the scene changes. Please call ahead. Many of your groups are on The Bandstand, please click here to listen.  To find out more about  The Mazatlan Music Lovers Club, and  its CD, Mazatlan Sampler, click here

Mondays:  Romantic Mexican music for dancing, bar area,Playa Mazatlan, 6:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. ♦Kannon(r&r) GusGus GZ, 8 p.m.

Tuesdays: Mazatlan Karaoke, El Shrimp Bucket, 6 p.m  ♦ Romantic Mexican music for dancing, bar area, Playa Mazatlan, 6:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. ♦ Rumba Cubana, La Catrina, 7 p.m. ♦ Live music (varies) El Roots Cafe, 8 p.m.♦ Kannon, GusGus GZ, 8 p.m.

Wednesdays: Romantic Mexican music for dancing, bar area, Playa Mazatlan, 6:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.  ♦ ZAZ! (r&r) El Roots Cafe, 8 p.m ♦ Mariachi band, El Mil Amores, Marina, 8 p.m. ♦ Kannon, GusGus GZ, 8 p.m.  ♦ Live dance band, family atmosphere, La Fonda de Chalio, 8:30 p.m.♦ Live music, (easy listening)  Pedro & Lola, 9 p.m.

Thursdays:  Live music (varies)  El Capitano, 3 p.m. – 7 p.m. ♦ Romantic Mexican music for dancing, bar area, Playa Mazatlan, 6:30 p.m. – 10;30 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. ♦ Karaoke (Spanish), Puerto Viejo, 7:30 p.m. ♦  Kameleon,(r&r) GusGus GZ, 8 p.m ♦Live band, varies, El Roots Cafe, 8 p.m. ♦ Live music (varies) Baja Style, 8 p.m.♦ Everardo Castro, El Shrimp Bucket, 8 p.m. ♦ Live music,  Pedro y Lola , 8:30 p.m. ♦ Live dance band, family atmosphere, La Fonda de Chalio, 9  p.m. ♦ Los Albureros (Sinaloa sounds), El Albur, 9 p.m.

Fridays:  Live music (groups vary), El Capitano, 2 p.m. ♦ Romantic Mexican music for dancing, bar area, Playa Mazatlan, 6:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. ♦ Oscar and Javier Rojas (Spanish/English favourites), La Copa de Leche, 7 p.m ♦ Live music,  (alt. rock) Diego’s Beach House, 7 p.m. ♦ Mazatlan Karaoke, El Cid Marina, 7:30 p.m. ♦ Arsenio, (romantic), Casa Loma, 7:30 p.m. ♦ Los Stanley F.I.S.H. ( r’n’ r) 7 p.m.  ♦ Live music (varies)  El Roots Cafe, 8 p.m. ♦ Salty Feet (r&r), Puerto Viejo, 8 p.m. ♦Kameleon,(r&r) GusGus GZ, 8 p.m  ♦ Live dance band, family atmosphere, La Fonda de Chalio, 8:30 p.m.. ♦ Live music, Pedro & Lola, 8:30 p.m.♦ Live music (varies),  El Shrimp Bucket, 8 p.m. ♦ Karaoke, La Catrina, 8 p.m.♦ Mexican mixed, La Chupiteria, 8:30 p.m. ♦ ZAZ! (r&r) Baja Style, 9 p.m ♦ Kannon, El Mesón del Camino, 9 p.m.  (rock n’ roll, have a listen) ♦ Gonzalo, The Jonathon’s Roof, 9 p.m. ♦  Karaoke with a Mariachi band, El Mil Amores Centro, 10 p.m. ♦ Live band (mixed), Vintage retro-bar, 10 p.m.♦ Mariachi on the Beach, La Mazatleca, 10 p.m.

Saturdays:  Live music, (groups vary), El Capitano, 2 p.m. ♦ Romantic Mexican music, bar area, Playa Mazatlan, 6:30 p.m. – 10 p.m.♦ Oscar and Javier Rojas (Spanish/English favourites), La Copa de Leche, 7 p.m. ♦ Live bands, varies, F.I.S.H., 7 p.m. ♦ Live bands (varies) El Roots Cafe, 8 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. ♦ Kameleon,(r&r) GusGus GZ, 8 p.m.♦ Guest bands, Machado Kiosk, 8 p.m. ♦ ZAZ! (r ‘n’r), Baja Style, 9 p.m.  ♦ Live dance band, family atmosphere, La Fonda de Chalio, 8:30 ♦ Live music (easy listening)  Pedro & Lola, 9 p.m.♦ Kannon, El Mesón del Camino, 9 p.m.  Alexis Felix, The Jonathon, 10 p.m.  ♦ Live music (varies) La Catrina, 9 p.m. ♦ Mariachi Continental, El Mil Amores Centro, 10 p.m. ♦ Live band (mixed) Vintage retro-bar,  10 p.m.

Sundays:  Live music (groups vary) El Capitano, 2 p.m. ♦ Romantic Mexican music for dancing, bar area, Playa Mazatlan, 6:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. ♦ Mazatlan Karaoke, El Shrimp Bucket, 6:30 p.m. ♦    Live music, (easy listening, often Rafael Rodriquez) kiosk in the Plazuela Machado, 7:30 p.m ♦ Live music, (Mexican mixed) La Chupiteria, 8:30 p.m. ♦ Live dance band, family atmosphere, La Fonda de Chalio, 8:30 ♦ Kamaleon, GusGus GZ, 8:30 p.m.♦ Los Albureros (Sinaloa sounds), El Albur, 8:30 p.m. ♦ Adiccion, Baja Style, 8:30 p.m.


Friday October 10: Shem (from DF), La Corriente, 10 p.m.

Thursday October 16: Heidi Herrera’s Lo que cantamos las mujeres returns! La Bohemia, 10 p.m.

Friday October 17: Mike Montano (Playa del Carmen), La Corriente, 10 p.m.

Friday October  24: Kire Vc (from Juarez), La Corriente, 10 p.m.

Tuesday October 28: Brenster’s Beach Bash, Diego’s Beach House, 2 p.m.

Friday October 31: Aimes (from NY), a fiesta Dia de Muertos, La Corriente, 10 p.m.

The Brenster & Carrum Show Country Concert Series

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Spoiler alert! Last season all the shows sold out – to avoid disappointment buy your tickets early, they go on sale October 1: Hotel Playa Mazatlan, Ave. Playa Gaviotas #202, 669 989 0555 or e mail: All the concerts take place in The Venado Showroom at 6 p.m. and your ticket price includes a buffet dinner and open bar. Fans can follow this exciting series on

Friday November 21: Tiller’s Folly; “ is the Pacific Northwest’s critically acclaimed, internationally travelled acoustic power trio, planted at the forefront of a bold new movement in progressive roots music. A highly regarded Canadian Celtic group, turned historians, this award-winning ensemble has shifted to what might be more aptly termed Acoustic Roots Music.” Bruce Coughlan – songwriter, vocals guitar; Nolan Murray – fiddle, mandolin, mandocaster; Laurence Knight – bass, vocals $500

Friday December 19: Brenster & Tanya, Songs of the Season.  A huge hit last year, fans adore this   couple on and off stage. They bring true love to the holiday season and sing duets from all genres, in English and in Spanish. $500

Friday January 16: The 3 Amigas: Patricia Conroy, Michelle Wright and Beverley Mahood. Patricia dazzled the audience last year with her French-Canadian country Nashville sound. She’s looking forward to returning and performing again – “all I can say is Mazatlan is a fabulous place, and just enjoy the beauty and friendly people!” Michelle is a Canadian country music artist. She is one of the country’s most widely recognized and awarded female country singers of the 1990s, winning the Canadian Country Music Association’s Fan’s Choice Award twice. Beverley was born in Ireland, emigrated to Canada and now resides in Nashville. She is a successful country music singer-songwriter and television host (2004-2005, Citytv Vancouver). She is also formerly part of the all-female trio Lace, produced by Canadian LA producer David Foster. $600

Friday February 13: The Good Brothers: Brian, Bruce and Larry Good. As Brenster predicted: “it will be obvious to our audience here in Mazatlan, that this is one of the best country groups of all time.” And it was obvious – the brothers from Richmond Hill rocked the room with their country, bluegrass and folk music. They had never been to Mexico and now can’t wait to return to Mazatlan and warm-up in the Las Vegas- style Venados Show room. $500

Friday March 13: Joan Kennedy Band. Joan is an award winning country artist and “has taken her unique crossover country pop and blues sound all over the world, touring extensively throughout Canada and Europe” writes Jody Sanderson in The March issue of Pacific Pearl. Brenster added, “ she is an amazing entertainer, with great songs and an incredible voice and personality that makes every person in the audience feel special.” $500

Friday April 10: Duane Steele. Another great Canadian country performer. Duane has had many hits including the Number One hit Anita Got Married, plus he’s also released five studio albums. “Duane’s pure voice and natural stage presence makes his lives shows a must-see. Fans relate to his lyrics and song writing styles.” $500


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:  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.

Monday October 13: The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014), 3 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.

Wednesday October 15: Inside the Actors Studio: The Craft of Theater and Film: The famous and hilarious interview between host James Lipton and recently deceased actor/comedian Robin Williams. 3 p.m.

Thursday October 16: Good Morning Vietnam (1987), 3 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.

Monday October 20: Grand Piano (2013), 3 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.

Wednesday October 22: Alwin, Alwin, Alwin: photographer and naturalist Alwin van der Heiden returns to share more of his award-winning photographs and wow you with his knowledge and charm. Alwin will be available to answer your questions and he’ll have some of his dramatic photography for sale too. Always a sell out, reserve early. 2 p.m., $80

Thursday October 23: The Fisher King (1991), 3 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.

Monday October 27: The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014), 3 p.m. (no showing at 5:30 p.m.)

Thursday October 30: Little Shop of Horrors launches the season opening of Mazatlan Film & Theater. The welcome back reception begins at 6 p.m. and the classic Frank Oz movie will be screened at 7 p.m. Once again, organizers (Kimberly Brown and Linett Stewart) encourage you to wear costumes – but what costume will satisfy the foul-mouthed flesh-eating plant? It’s a popular night, reservations suggested, but tickets will be available at the door. 6 p.m. reception, 7 p.m. movie, $120.


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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. Hours vary, call 981 1455, open Tuesday to Sundays.

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, and during the summer is Mark is available by appointment only, please call his cell: 669 149 3911.LOOK will be open Friday and Saturdays during September from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. If you wish to watch videos of Mark’s Decor Tips please click here.

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.

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 (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 free ( a small donation is appreciated), Plazuela Zaragoza, 8:15 a.m. – 10 p.m. ♦ and again at 6:30 p.m.
Tuesdays:  Yoga, free, please bring your own mat and water, Plazuela Zaragoza, 8:30 a.m. – 10 a.m. ♦Al-Anon meeting from 11:15 a.m. for one hour, at La Mision, Camaron Sabolo #306, between the DQ and OXXO store, last door on the left. ♦ Children’s Theatre Workshop, Plazuela Zaragoz, 5 p.m. ♦ BE BILINGUAL! SE BILINGUE! – here’s a chance to practice your Spanish and English in a social easy going setting for free. Light one-on-one conversations for seven minutes, then you switch languages. Rico’s Cafe in the GZ, 6 p.m. For more details and to sign up on line, please click here.
Wednesdays: Cardio Aerobics, free (a small donation is appreciated), Plazuela Zaragoza, 8:15 a.m. – 10 p.m. ♦ Taller de Pintura y Dibujo/ painting and drawing lessons. Teachers are devoting their time to instruct, please bring materials – pencils, pens, water colours, it’s free but a small donation is welcome – 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. Plazuela Zaragoza ♦ Cardio aerobics, Plazuela Zaragoza, 6:30 p.m.
Thursdays: Yoga, free,  Plazuela Zaragoza, 8  a.m.  (bring water, mat) ♦ Al-Anon meeting from 11:15 a.m. for one hour, at La Mision , Camaron Sabolo #306, between the DQ and OXXO store, last door on the left. ♦ Tardes de Danzón/dancing evenings) learn, or just dance, free, 5 -7 p.m., Plazuela Zaragoza
Fridays:  Latinos y Flamenco/ Flamenco and “latin” dances taught by  guest dancers, (Citalilli Igelesias returns in the fall), free, 8 a.m. to 10 p.m., 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: for more information. ♦ Crónicas y Leyendas/chronicals,history and legends, historians and other professors lend their time and share their knowledge with you, free, 5 p.m. – 7 p.m., Plazuela Zaragoza
Saturdays:  Mazatlan’s Farmer’s Market/Mercado Orgánico, in Centro’s Zaragoza Park/Square, 8 a.m. – noon, returns in November. ♦ 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. ♦ Chess league, Plazuela  Zaragoza, 5 p.m.
Sundays: Musical afternoons, Plazuela Zaragoza, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. (singers bring back-up music) you’ll hear some “amazing voices.”  Small donation for the chairs.

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