Arts & Entertainment Calendar

Just scroll down to find your fun at: Angela Peralta Theatre, Around Town, Daily Music Notes, Fundraisers, Galleries, Movies and Weekly Activities.

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(The Angela Peralta is located on Carnaval, in the Plazuela Machado, Centro. The box office is open 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. For many events expect to pay in pesos, not a credit card. Organizers often announce events/concerts yet tickets are not always available at the box office so it’s wise to call ahead:  982 4446, press #103 to speak to a bilingual attendant. Even if an event is free, you must get a ticket from the box office.)

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 Maestro Enrique Patrón de Rueda the curtain will rise on the world premier opening of the opera composed by American, Roger Bourland and adapted in 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! Have a listen to Roger Bourland’s synopsis.


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 pick up 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.)

Tuesday August 19: Carlos Prieto in concert: Born in Mexico City, educated at MIT, Carlos Prieto is one of the most respected cellists in the world. Gabriel Garcia Márquez wrote; “From the time I was very young I’ve had a natural interest in music, but it was not revealed to me as a life’s driving passion until the miraculous night when I discovered the soul of the cello in Carlos Prieto’s hands. It was a revelation that left me infected forever after with the mysteries of music and the joy of a great friend.” Yo-Yo Ma says, “Like Rostropovich, Carlos Prieto is a true champion of the cello. A creative artist, scholar and storyteller, Carlos has been a prolific contributor o the flow of  music throughout the western hemisphere, premiering compositions of some of the greatest contemporary composers and helping to nurture and develop an entire generation of Latin America’s most talented musicians. I am privileged to know him as a colleague and honored to call him my friend.” The concert will under the direction of Maestro Pércival Alvarez. Antonio Haas Theater/IMSS, 7 p.m. free.

Saturday September 13: Chuy Lizárraga’s band, Tierra Sinaloense in concert: joining him on stage will also be – Banda Tierra Sin Nombre, Las Fieraz, Banda Cruz de Oro and Jorge Santacruz.  8 p.m., Salón Bacanora, (on Rafael Buelna, near the bull ring), tickets, tbd.

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

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“We’ll make you laugh”

All comedy shows take place in the Venados Showroom, Hotel Playa Mazatlan, at 6 p.m., the ticket is $500 pesos which include a buffet dinner and an open bar. Tickets go on sale October 1: Hotel Playa Mazatlan, Ave. Playa Gaviotas #202, 669 989 0555

Sunday November 30: Huck Flyn and Jim Summers. Huck Flyn has been a regular on the comedy circuit playing at places like the Punch Line, The Comedy Underground, and the Riviera Hotel in Vegas. He did a guest spot with his guitar on stage at an East Bay club and he was an instant hit, obtained the moniker, “The Rock n’ Roll comedian.” 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 Elliot. 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.

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

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Summer 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: Kannon(r&r) GusGus GZ, 8 p.m.

Tuesdays: Saxophone melodies,, El Capitano, 3 p.m. – 7 p.m. ♦Mazatlan Karaoke, El Shrimp Bucket, 6 p.m  ♦ Rumba Cubana, La Catrina, 7 p.m. ♦ Live music (varies) El Roots Cafe, 8 p.m.♦ Camaleon(r&r) GusGus GZ, 8 p.m. ♦ Mundo Sánchez, Torres Mazatlan, 9 p.m.

Wednesdays: Saxophone melodies, El Capitano, 3 p.m. – 7 p.m.  ♦ Mazatlan Karaoke, Por qué No, 7 p.m.♦ Tanya Aguirre, (guitar, keyboard, vocals, 70s,80s,90s rock), Copa de Leche, 7 p.m. ♦ ZAZ! (r&r) El Roots Cafe, 8 p.m ♦ Mariachi band, El Mil Amores, Marina, 8 p.m. ♦ Rafael Rodriquez (easy listening), GusGus Marina, 8 p.m. ♦ Live dance band, family atmosphere, La Fonda de Chalio, 8:30 p.m.♦ Lori Davidson and Dario,(easy listening)  Pedro & Lola, 9 p.m.

Thursdays:  Saxophone melodies, El Capitano, 3 p.m. – 7 p.m.  ♦ Mario Rojas and his guitar (trova/Cuban ballads), La Copa de Leche, 7 p.m. ♦  Rootsterford,(reggae) F.I.S.H. 7 p.m.♦ Lori Davidson live, Social, 7:30 p.m. ♦ Karaoke (Spanish), Puerto Viejo, 7:30 p.m. ♦  Cameleon,(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. ♦ Alexis Felix, The Jonathon, 9 p.m ♦ Spanish band, Suncai Gitano Group, Tertulia, 10:30 p.m.♦ Radio 3,  La Bohemia, 10:30 p.m.

Fridays:  Live music (groups vary), El Capitano, 3 p.m. – 7 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. ♦ Mundo Sánchez, guitar, Topolo, 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. ♦ Kannon (r&r), Puerto Viejo, 8 p.m. ♦ Live music (varies)  El Roots Cafe, 8 p.m. ♦ Cameleon,(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 ♦ Live music, varies, 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.

Saturdays:  Live music, (groups vary), El Capitano, 3 p.m. – 7 p.m. ♦ Mazatlan Karaoke, El Shrimp Bucket, 6 p.m ♦ Oscar and Javier Rojas (Spanish/English favourites), La Copa de Leche, 7 p.m. ♦ Mundo Sánchez on the guitar, Topolo, 7 p.m. ♦ Background live performers, El Presidio, 7 p.m.♦ Rootsterford,(reggae)  F.I.S.H., 7 p.m. ♦ Live bands (varies) El Roots Cafe, 8 p.m. ♦ Kannon (r&r) Puerto Viejo, 8 p.m. (have a listen) ♦ Canto Altano (classical Mexican trio, trova, boleros), Casa Loma, 8 p.m  ♦ Mariachi band, El Mil Amores, Marina, 8 p.m.♦ Cameleon,(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 ♦ The Lori Davidson Band, Pedro & Lola, 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, 3 p.m. – 7 p.m. ♦ Guest bands, Baja Style, 7 p.m.  ♦  Live music, (easy listening) 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


Saturday July 26: Antonio Otheo (Tony Disco), Diego’s Beach House/Casa de Playa, 11 p.m.

Saturday August 2: Banda Hermanos Romero, Epokaz Show Center, Olas Altas, 9 p.m.

Tuesday October 28: Brenster’s Beach Bash, Diego’s Beach House, 2 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’s show room 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. Movies, performances and playreadings will return in the fall.


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Monday August 4: It’s a rock ‘n’ roll fundraiser for  ZAZ lead guitarist Freddy Pinzon.  Freddy needs additional eye surgery and several bands will be rockin’ at Baja Style at 8 p.m. The tickets are $150 and will include a snack plate. So far, bands include: Adicción, La Regadera Eléctrica, Abraxas Blues, Pink Power Band and of course, ZAZ!


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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.

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 open Friday and  Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m; or by appointment only, please call manager Chris Davidson, 669 100 8793, she’ll be happy to assist you.

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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Here are the movies playing in the cinemas.

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Mondays: Zumba, free ( a small donation is appreciated), Plazuela Zaragoza, 8 a.m. – 10 p.m. ♦ Juegos de Mesa/board games, bring your favourite board game, share with others, free, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Plazuela Zaragoza
Tuesdays:  Yoga, free, please bring your own mat and water, Plazuela Zaragoza, 8 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. ♦
Wednesdays: Zumba, free (a small donation is appreciated), Plazuela Zaragoza, 8 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
Thursdays: Yoga, free,  Plazuela Zaragoza, 8:15 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 Citalilli Igelesias, free, 8 a.m. to 10 p.m., Plazuela Zaragoza - will return in the fall - ♦ 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.
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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