Arts & Entertainment Calendar

Delfos's Cuatro Cuartos/Four Rooms art performance returns on March 24 in the emblematic Casa Mayor.

Delfos’s Cuatro Cuartos/Four Rooms art performance returns on March 24 in the emblematic Casa Mayor.

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~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.)

Friday April 7: Olé Torero! Camerata Mazatlan under the baton of Percival Alvarez, will present three pieces: La oración del torero, composer Joaquin Turina; Tangata de agosto composer Máximo Diego Pujor; Serenta, composer Tchaikovsky. $100-$220, 8 p.m.

Monday April 24 – Saturday April 29: 31st Festival Internacional de Danza José Limón. Every year, Cultura celebrates the life of dancer and choreographer José Limón. He was born in Culiacan in 1908, and when he was 20 he moved to New York and become very successful in the New York dance scene with his Limón technique and his own company Limón Dance – which is still active today [he died in 1972]. Many guest dance companies are invited to Mazatlan and all will perform original pieces, all honouring José Limón. Times, dance companies and price to be confirmed.

Wednesday May 3: El cuento de los animales: Camerata Mazatlan and Escuela de Ballet Clásico de Cultura will perform two pieces all celebrating animals. Pedro y Lobo/Peter and the Wolf, composer Prokofiev and El carnaval de los animales, composer Camile Saint-Saëns. Music director is Percival Alvarez and ballet director is Zoila Fernández. $100, 8 p.m. [this performance was presented for free to various school children.]

Sunday May 7: Encuentro de Academias/performances between dance schools. This is a joyous festival of dance – from hip-hop, to ballet, to jazz, to slick contemporary – the schools all compete for your visual pleasure. $80-$150, 6 p.m.

Saturday May 13: Gala Folkórica. Javier Arcadia directs these hundreds of talented dancers who so enjoy sharing their regional dances, colourful costumes and regional traditions. $150-$200, 8 p.m.

Friday May 19: Crisantemos y Trompeta/Chrysanthemums and Trumpet: Tonight the Camerata Mazatlan will be conducted by guest Brazilian conductor, Lanfranco Marcelleti. Three pieces will be performed – I cristantemi, composer Puccini; Concierto para trompeta No. 1 in B flat, composer Johann Wilhelm Hertel; Stabat mater, composer Giovani Battista Pergolesi. $100 – $220, 8 p.m. 

Thursday May 25: Influencias del Barroco/Baroque influences. Cultura has invited Manuel Ramos Reynoso; he’s a famous violinist that reviewers say “he is both provocative and warmly communicative.” His program will be varied – from Bach to the Brandenburg Concerto no. 4.  $180-$220, 8 p.m.

Friday June 9 and Saturday June 10: Suite Paquita/Paquita Ballet. The graduating students from the Escuela Municipal de Ballet del Instituto de Cultura perform Paquita; this was choreographed in 1846 by Joseph Mazilier for the Paris Opera. The female lead, Paquita, has gypsy blood [or so she thinks] and ends up saving a life of an aristocrat. They fall in love. They discover that Paquita too has royal blood in her veins. They marry and it’s wonderful big wedding celebration. Maestra Zoila Fernández will be directing this happy ballet full of castles, counts and other surprises. $100-$200, 8 p.m.

Thursday June 15: Memorias de Mariposas/Memories of butterflies: graduates from the local theatre school, La Carrera Técnica en Teatro del Instituto de Cultura de Mazatlan, will perform this dramatic play intended to transform the human spirit. In Spanish. $100, 8 p.m.

Saturday July 1: Graduating students from EPDM present Brazos and Sparring Sky. The Escuela Profesional de Danza student live to dance and to perform and they always embrace the opportunity to be on the Angela Peratla stage. Two very different but creative pieces. $100, 8 p.m.

Friday July 14: Carlos Osuna en concierto. Mazatleco tenor Carlos Osuna returns to his home town every summer for a holiday; he gracefully agrees, almost year, to give a performance at the Angela Peralta. Currently Carlos is studying at the Vienna State Opera. Tonight’s program has not been decided yet, but it’s bound to be passionate and thrilling.8 p.m., $180-$250.

~Around Town~

red umbrella(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.)

A sample - bottom right corner are miniature spoon and fork silver earrings.

A sample – bottom right corner are miniature spoon and fork silver earrings.

On now until April 3: Sexto Encuentro Artesanal 2017/ 6th Annual Art Fair/Guelaguetza: on Rafael Buelna [between the Honda dealership and Home Depot across from Soriana], open 10-10. Organizers claim there are 900 artists displaying all types of arts and crafts – dresses, food, and goods relevant to such states as Oaxaca, Chiapas, Puebla, Hidalgo plus the fair includes arts from Ecuador, Peru, Columbia and Turkey.

Friday March 24: Dolce Primavera/Sweet Spring:  “singing recital” [Gounod, Liszt, Rachmaninoff] featuring Mexican-born tenor César Delgado. Joining him on stage for this romantic evening of ballads are pianist Andrés Sarre, and sopranos Cecilia Valdés and Karla Arce. [in 2015 César was chosen to participate in Plácido Domingo’s master class.] Casa Haas, 7 p.m., $120.

Friday March 24: Ariel Soto Solo: this talented Mexican musician returns to sing at Copa de Leche, at 9:30 p.m. He was around the music scene alot in 2011 and is back singing and playing popular Spanish ballads. 9:30 p.m., $30 cover.

Friday March 24, Saturday March 25, Sunday March 26: Cuatro Cuartos /Four Rooms: There are no words to describe this art performance by Delfos. Really, there are no words, no one speaks. The November production was probably the most innovative, memorable, creative installation that has ever been staged in Mazatlan. Delfos takes over the emblematic Casa Herrasti [on Venustiano Carranza, just past the Museo de Arte] and you’ll travel through hallways and stairs to the four performance rooms: The Letter, Drought, Looking Glasses, Shipwrecked.woman-on-sofa-cuatro-cuartos Although inspired by painter Edward Hopper and a collaboration between Delfos and poet Belén López don’t be overly concerned about the origins – love letters, poems, star-crossed lovers, babies born, and always the light from the Pacific –  just absorb this amazing visual experience. Limited to only 80 people [20 people per room] and based on last year there could be two performances a night, and the cost is confirmed at $200. Everyone who was lucky enough to have seen it in November wanted to see it again; you can’t drink in all the details in one go, so it’s highly recommended that you buy a ticket for another night! Cuatro Cuartos was created for Casa Major [it was known as Casa Herrasti but owners have since changed the name] – it will never be performed in any other space, it belongs Casa Major. March 24, 8:30 p.m.; March 25, [6 p.m.- a few tickets are still available] and 8:30 p.m. and March 26 is 8:30 p.m. Tickets on sale now at the box office of The Angela Peralta Theater.

Saturday March 25: Estampado de Playeras/T shirt printing: Organic Market, Plaza Zaragoza, 9:30 a.m. Artist David Bacse is creating a Mazatlan/Organic Market inspired design. You are invited to bring a T shirt for him to imprint on. T shirt should be light in colour to best showcase his original design. The market does open at 8 a.m.

Saturday March 25: The Cuarteto Ventura concert returns to El Recreo! SOLD OUT.

Sunday March 26: Gustavo’s Kitchen is hosting a tour to Las Labradas and lunch at Rosa de las Barras: $950, all included, a trip to the Labradas petroglyphs and delicious lunch by Gail Blackburn at her osasis on the beach, Rosa de las Barras. Gail says “I’ll be showcasing all my products – from the garden plus my spices and sauces.”Call Gustavo to book: 669 200 8700 or stop by his kitchen on Carnaval #807. The trip departs at 8 a.m.

Friday March 31 and Saturday April 1: Twisted Mama’s presents the Triple J Tribute Show: Jim Morrison, Janis Joplin and Jimmy Hendrix tribute band by the Glorious 27’s.jj sized Tickets are available now at Twisted Mama’s, for $750 and include a buffet dinner, and open bar. To reserve please call 669 129 2021 or e mail:

Saturday April 1: Thai Chi demo: at the Organic Market, Plazuela Zaragoza, 9:30 a.m. [market opens at 8 a.m.] hosted by Instituto Desarollo Humano.

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. Map is online.

Saturday April 8: Rico’s is hosting a cooking and coffee bean demo. Organic Market, Plazuela Zaragoza, 9:30 a.m., market opens at 8 a.m.

Semana Santa: Sunday April 9 – Sunday April 16, 2017 [ there is no Bandódromo this year on Olas Altas, cancelled!]

Wednesday April 12 – Wednesday April 26: Diamond Gallery is hosting an art show: from Diamond’s jewellery store on Playa Gaviotas #409, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Participating artists are: Blas Nayar, Jane Saborio, Charly Picasso, Natasha Pilipo, Chemeleon Amour and Guadalupe Monreal. Meet and greet the artist while sipping a wonderful cocktail prepared by Onilikan.

April 19 – Sunday April 23: Moto Week: The “big, noisy” parade takes place on Saturday April 22.
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Friday April 28: José Miguel Rivera’s piano concert, Casa Haas, 7 p.m., $100

Saturday April 29: Jhonny Gunshots live Caligrafitti – on recycled wood, at the Organic Market, 9:30 a.m., Plazuela Zaragoza, the market opens at 8 a.m. Season finale, the market will close for the summer.

Saturday April 29: Mazatlan Baila – dia internacional de la danza/day of dance: Cultura wants to bring dance closer to the people. There will be stages on the Malecon, in front of the Museo de Arte, in the Pino Suárez market, in a mall and in the Plazuela Machado. It starts at noon and the dance times and stages will be confirmed.

Thursday May 18: El origen de la vida/the origin of life. Ali Chumacero Hermenegildo Sosa is a Mexican painter and art professor known for his colourful Mexican rural landscapes – especially from Tlaxcala. Through his paintings he pays tribute to the light, the silence, the sky, to all elements of nature.Casa Haas, 7 p.m., free, everyone is welcome.

Saturday May 27: Preparando el viaje/preparing to travel: contemporary dance performance created by the graduating students of EPDM [Escula Profesional de Danza]. Always innovative, always creative. Casa Haas, $50, 7 p.m.

Friday June 2: Summer Time Concert: the third in a series, starring violinist Nina Farvarshchuk and pianist Jesús Eduardo Pérez Franco. The program is summer -light with music from An American in Paris, Porgy and Bess and many other Gershwin and Lerner songs. Casa Haas, $150, 7 p.m.

Saturday June 17: Dia de la Música/ the day of music. It’s really the evening of the music, with at least five stages in Centro, and organizers carefully book very different groups – from classical, to jazz, to pop, to traditional Mexican banda. Stages, time [usually starts at 7 p.m.], and invited list of musicians to follow.

Thursday June 22: Tres pasiones/three passions. Mezzosoprano Sarah Holcombe, dramatic mezzosoprano Mariela Angulo and soprano Karla Arce have prepared a passionate evening filled with songs from Germany, Italy and Mexico. Casa Haas, $120, 7 p.m.

Tuesday July 10 – Wednesday July 12: II Festival de Danza y Arte Urbano Mazatlan – this is the second year where organizers Augstin Martinez and Aura Patrón bring dance – in all forms – to Centro Historico. It will be diverse and entertaining on various stages in Centro. Times to be confirmed.

Carnaval 2018: Thursday February 8 to Tuesday February 13.



Please call ahead to confirm your music. Mazatlan doesn’t have four seasons, it has two – the slow simmering summer season, moving into the high season which brings events and holidays such as: Day of the Dead, marathons, Christmas, Carnaval, Moto Week and Semana Santa/Easter. There are approximately 40 school and National holidays during the year which many Mazatlecos observe. The majority of them lead to”bridge holidays”/long weekends resulting in restaurants and bars that spontaneously close or open – always best to double check to avoid disappointment. Gigs at Surf’s Up, and the duo of Wingin It often sell out, as do other events. Call, call! 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: Grind Stone Cal, La Mazatleca, 5 p.m. Rex, Lucky B’s,  6 p.m. Wingin’ It [Lori Davidson and Rob Lamonica, have a listen, ]Via Condotti [beside Héctor’s Bistro, best to make a reservation.]  Aries Rising, The Saloon, 6:30 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.[ $300-open bar, or $80 cover,  have a listen, if you’d like to read a profile on The Brenster] followed by Kannon from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.  La Resaka, Lucky B’s, 6 p.m. ♦ Rob Lamonica’s Jazz Jam [ have a listen, and read a profile on Rob],[sells out, best to make a reservation.] La Bohemia, 7 p.m.  KraKen [pop, rock, have a listen], La Catrina, 7 p.m. Rex Rock, Twisted Mama’s, 6:30 p.m. Rafael Rodriquez, [easy, have a listen], La Palapa at Hotel Torres, 6 p.m.  Kannon (r ‘n r, have a listen) GusGus GZ, 8:30 p.m. 

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Wednesdays: Kannon, La Corriente, 3 p.m. La Resaka, Lucky B’s, 6 p.m. Suki & Ebano, Friends Diner 6 p.m. Rafael Rodriquez [easy, have a listen], Hotel Torres’s La Palapa, 6 p.m. Tanya Carrum [pop, ballads, have a listen] La Catrina, 6:30 p.m.  Rex Rocks, Twisted Mama’s, 6:30   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.


Thursdays: Té para Dos,[classic rock – often sells out, best to make a reservation], Surf’s Up, 1 p.m. Kannon, Diego’s, 3:30 p.m. KraKen,[rock, pop, have a listen] El Shrimp Bucket, 6 p.m..Rock Creek [rock, mixed, have a listen] La Palapa, 6 p.m.[season finale March 30]  Rex Rocks, Twisted Mama’s, 6:30 p.m. Wingin’ It [Lori Davidson, Rob Lamonica, have a listen], La Tramoya, 6:30 p.m. Rafael Rodriquez [easy, h ave a listen], Kelly’s Bar at Pueblo Bonito Emerald Bay, 7 p.m. Los Cryps, [have a listen], La Catrina, 7 p.m.  Gin and Jazz, Santanna Kitchen Bar, 8 p.m.  Live music, varies Mil Amores Marina, 8 p.m. Live music, Cheers The Pub, 8 p.m.  Live music,  Pedro y Lola ,8:30 p.m. Kannon, [have a listen, r ‘n r], Barracrudas, 9 p.m.  ZaZ 2.0,[have a listen], Baja Style, 9:30 p.m. Kamaleón [ r ‘n’r have a listen], GusGus GZ, 8:30 p.m.Roosterford [reggae have a listen] F.I.S.H., 9 p.m. Live music, La Fonda de Chalio, 9  p.m. ♦ Complot, Copa de Leche, 9 p.m.  Lo que Cantamos Las Mujeres [Heidi Herrera’s band], La Bohemia, 10:30 p.m.


Fridays: Los Cryps, [r n r, have a listen], Coco’s Beach Club, 2 -6 p.m. ZaZ 2.0, [rock,pop, have a listen] Gringo Lingo GZ, 6 p.m. Lina y su Fiesta Karaoke. Kannon, Lucky B’s, 7 p.m. Wingin’ It [Lori Davidson and Rob Lamonica, have a listen, ] Twisted Mama’s, 6:30 p.m.Rafael Rodriquez [easy, have a listen], Kelly’s Bar, Pueblo Bonito Emerald Bay, 7 p.m. KraKen Las Flores Hotel, 8:30 p.m. ZaZ 2.0, Gringo Lingo, 7 p.m. Tanya Carrum [ Spanish pop and ballads, have a listen], El Shrimp Bucket, 8:30 p.m.  Kamaleón, [r ‘n r] GusGus GZ, 8:30 p.m.The Ease [eclectic world music], La Bohemia, 8:30 p.m.  Jazz Fussion [Manuel Cazares piano; Nacho Chávez guitar; Omar Rios percussion and bass], Cafe Pacifico, 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. Live music,  El Shrimp Bucket, 8:30 p.m. Kathia y Alexis Espinoza [acoustic rock/pop], 28 Veintiocho, 9 p.m.   Los Cryps [oldies, r ‘n r have a listen] Kiosk, Plazuela Machado 9 p.m. Live music, Copa de Leche, 9 p.m.  Live music, Cheers, 9:30 p.m. Iron Deer [reggae], F.I.S.H., 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.  Los Rollcks [alternative rock] Diego’s, 10 p.m. Te Para Dos,[rock, oldies, funk, ballads] Rhino Wings, 10 p.m.  Iron Deer, Hoy Toca, 10 p.m.


Saturdays:  Rootsterford, [ reggae, have a listen],[often sells out, best to make a reservation] Surf’s Up, 1 p.m. Blues Creek [blues, rock with Gerry Perkin, Rob Lamonica  ++] , La Catrina 4 p.m. [ April 1]  The Continentals -a tribute to early rock and roll [Gerry Perkin, Howard Anderson, Rob Lamonica, Chris Buzan, Sean Hennessey, Tyler Merchant] La Palapa Del Mar, 4 p.m. – 7 p.m. [only March 25]  KraKen,[ r’nr, have a listen ] Diego’s Beach House, 4 p.m. Rob Lamonica and Dave Oakey [country, mixed], Macaws, 4:30 – 7:30 [just not on March 25]  Los Cryps, Friends Diner, 6 p.m. Adiccion, Twisted Mama’s, 6:30 p.m. Kannon,[rock, have a listenLucky B’s, 7 p.m.  Mundo Sanchez [romantic background music, have a listen] La Bohemia, 6:30 p.m.  Rafael Rodriquez, [easy, have a listen], Kelly’s Bar at Pueblo Bonito Emerald Bay, 7 p.m. Live music,  El Shrimp Bucket, 8 p.m. ♦ Canto Altano (classical Mexican trio, trova, boleros), Casa Loma, 8 p.m KraKen,[have a listenLas Flores Hotel, 8:30 p.m. Rob Lamonica’s musical variety show, always changing, 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  Rootsterford [reggae have a listen], F.I.S.H., 9 p.m. Live music [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. Los Stanley, Hoy Toca, 10 p.m.


Sundays: Aries Rising, Friend’s Diner, 4 p.m. Reggae, Diego’s Beach House, 6 p.m.  Rex Rocks, Twisted Mama’s, 6:30 p.m. ♦The Troubadours Rob Lamonica, Dave Oakey  ++ [have a listen], 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.



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. 

On now until Saturday April 22: Mosaicos de Agua y Viento/ Mosaics of Water and Wind: Nancy Franco from Culiacan returns with another wonderful exhibit of mosaics, full of colour and texture. Galeria Rubio.

Thursday March 30 – Saturday April 29: Paisaje Nacional/ National Landscapes. The opening is on Thursday March 30, Galeria Angela Peralta, 7 p.m. everyone is welcome. Over 12 artists are participating in this group show.

Thursday April 27 – Saturday June 17: Dualidades/Dualities: mixed media group art exhibit. Galeria Rubio. Opening night is April 27, 7 p.m. free, everyone is welcome.

Thursday May 4 – Monday June 19: El desnudo en las artes visuals/a group exhibit with a nude theme. This exhibit will be featuring a collection of 40 works – sculpture, photography and paintings all celebrating the human body. Galeria Angela Peralta, opening is on May 4, 7 p.m., free, everyone is welcome.

Casa Etnika, Sixto Osuna #50, 136 0139, open Monday to Saturday from 10 a.m to 5 p.m. Filled with clothes, toys, handicrafts, original art, glass, jewellery, they have it all. #8 on ArtWalk.

Centro Cultural Univeristario: it’s on Rosales, between Melchor Ocampo and Leandro Valle. A huge white building, with many rooms, patios and outdoor spaces. The famous Mazatleco artist, Antonio López Saenz has his own exhibit room there, filled with drawings, paintings and a few sculptures. It’s open to the public, Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and is part of the Universidad Autónoma de Sinaloa. It’s a little out of the way but the space and the views of the city are worth seeing as well as Antonio’s wonderful work.

Galeria Baupres: HeribertoFrias #1506 – hours vary [maybe 10 a.m. -2 p.m. and then 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.] call 669 113 0941. GAP V, Global Art Project is on now until the end of April. The show features mixed media paintings, drawings, collages and fiber arts.[GAP began as an experiment in 2014 in Venice. Today there are over 30 artists in 12 countries involved, all sharing the same goals: to explore the connective thread that unites us all as creative beings regardless of national origin or political orientation. GAP embraces the similarities and the differences of artists giving them unrestricted access to a working process that has produced hundreds of compelling works of art. “Join us as we prepare for the collaborative future: of necessity.”]

Galeria Nautilus: An art gallery, a gift shop, have various seasonal exhibits. Constitución, #77. Exhibits change every month. #9 on ArtWalk.

Gallery Uno: “discover the magic”, on Mariano Escobedo #405, between Athina Spa and Héctor’s Bistro. Opening hours are Tuesday to Saturdays from  11 a.m. until 7 p.m. – or by appointment with the owner, JonJuan at 669 120 0239. #22 on ArtWalk, although the map printed Athina’s, it Gallery Uno.

Gandarva Bazar, Constitución #616, 136 0665, open Monday to Saturday at 10 a.m. #15 on ArtWalk.

La Guerencia, Belisario Dominguez #1502B, 981 1036, open Monday to Saturday at 10 a.m. #10 on ArtWalk

LOOK Vintage and Modern Gallery: returns to its original roots on Romanita de la Peña [at Venus] #29, open Fridays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Followers of the Mark Jay look, will not be disappointed with his new merchandise, his revolving art shows and the new trends he’s selling for this season. Mark Jay’s design office is now located here too, so please call if you wish to have a consultation – 669 149 3911 – “I do it all, I’ll do your garden, your office, your house, your bedroom.” Perhaps you’d enjoy Mark’s six videos on decor tips. #7 on ArtWalk.

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 – one collection is in the Sala Antonio López Saenz. Changing exhibits are in both the Sala Roberto Perez Rubio, and Sala Carlos Bueno galleries. Cecilia Sánchez Duarte was appointed the new director in January 2017. Under her artistic direction this wonderful space will come alive – it will just take a little time.

Currently, until the end of March there’s a very interesting exhibit in the main salon, Robert Perez Rubio, by Mazatleco artist, Gerardo Santamarina. An exciting combination of drawings, paintings, and sculptures. Be sure to look at the frames; they are as much as part of the art as is the work.

On until April 17: Corpus Libri – a group exhibition of unique artist books by artists and writers from Sinaloa. These are visual art books, each one handmade, and highly imaginative. You don’t need to understand Spanish to understand this rare and unusual exhibit. Some of the participating artists are: Glen Rogers, Guadalupe Aquilar, Gerardo Santamarina, Yolanda Lopez, Lucila Santiago, Dory Perdomo, Lenin Márquez, Cy Rendon, Cecilia Garcia, Pedro Cervantes, Delia Guerrero and Sandra Robles. Museo de Arte, Carlos Bueno Salon.

On now until April 1: Perspectivas, a group photography show presented by Colectivo Efe. In the courtyard.

You may wish to enjoy the sounds of Museo de Arte with pianist Ken Woods – he plays every Tuesday and Friday from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. and naturally it’s all free. See, hear, relax.[limited seating for the disabled.]

 For now, the gallery is open Monday to Friday, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Weekend hours are from 11 a.m to 5 p.m. The Museum is located on Sixto Osuna #71 and Venustiano Carranza, Centro. Call 985 3502 or 981 5592, the phone will be answered in Spanish. [ Cecilia has hosted many videos on Artists Studios, have a look, you’d be surprised by the talent!] 

Nidart, Libertad #45, 985 5991, leather masks, ceramics, jewellery, and much, much more. Open Monday to Saturday at 10 a.m. #17 on ArtWalk

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.


Mazatlan Film and Theater at El Recreo is a not -for- profit community centre, located in Centro on Constitución #209. To see the full calendar – such as movies, playreadings, special presentations and weekly activities it’s all here. 


Wednesdays:  Mercado Organico de Mazatlan/Mazaltan Farmers Market, Baja Style Restaurant 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.[on Camarón Sábalo #2601, next to Los Zarapes – 16 vendors and growing – honey, cheese, dairy chicken and eggs, Rico’s coffee, chocolates and Baja serves breakfast.] ♦Mercado Organico y Artesanal, Pacific Park – Food Truck and Golf,  Av. de la Marina #5191, 4 p.m. – 8 p.m. Fresh Boutique is the organizer and everyone is welcome. Just bring a table and $150 on the day of.
Thursdays: Banda Thursdays! From noon until 2 p.m. different banda musicians will entertain – for free – tourists and locals, Plazuela Republica/Town Hall Square. ♦ Bailes de Salón/ ballroom dancing, really any type of dancing, Plaza Zaragoza, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., music provided, everyone is welcome.

Fridays:  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.

Saturdays: Organic Farmers Market, Saturdays from 8 a.m. to noon, in the Plaza Zaragoza, a break for Christmas and returns on December 31. ♦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:Mercado Organico y Artesanal, Pacific Park – Food Truck and Golf,  Av. de la Marina #5191, 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.  Fresh Boutique is the organizer and everyone is welcome. Just bring a table and $150 on the day of.