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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.]
Thursday September 7: Oscar Gomez in concert: A mi tierra 25 años de trayectoria/ my 25 year career in my homeland. The tenor will be joined by Camerata Mazatlan and in the second half of the performance, Banda Mariachi Continental. Pianist Antonio González will be at the singer’s side all evening; Oscar will sing it all – from famous arias to popular songs $180 – $250, 8 p.m.
Wednesday September 13: Entre polkas y redovas: Always colourful, always entertaining the Ballet Folclórico del Instituo de Cultura de Mazatlan greets September with a new performance. 8 p.m. $100 – $150.
Saturday September 23: Todavia siempre; play in Spanish, by Teatro de Ciertos Habitantes,$100, 8 p.m.
Sunday September 24: Roma en el desierto, play in Spanish by Drama Red co and Facultad de Artes UABC, $100, 7 p.m.
Tuesday September 26: Conferencia sobre la lluvia, play in Spanish by Compañia Nacional de Teatro, $100, 8 p.m.
Wednesday September 27: Ajedrez, play in Spanish by Iguana Roja,$100, 8 p.m.
Thursday September 28: La Injusticia, play in Spanish by El Rinoceronte Enamorado,$100, 8 p.m.
Saturday September 30: Exceptions to gravity with Avner: ” I laughed for two solid hours. The show only lasted an hour and a half.—Joel Siegel, ABC-TV; “Avner Eisenberg in Exceptions to Gravity is a reminder of the theatrical power that can reside in a single charismatic performer who touches the heart. —Patriot Ledger”. Part clown, part mime Avner is an exceptional comedic performer. Ideal for children but adults adore his performances too. Almost no words.$100, 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 – 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.)
Friday August 18: Yuri in concert with herTan Cerquita Tour: this famous Mexican singer/actress and tv host returns once again to Mazatlan. Yuri’s last performance was during Carnaval and this time she’s at the International Centre [MIC], at 9 p.m. Call for tickets and more information, 669 989 6060
Saturday August 19: Jonaz DJ Set @ Diego’s, 10:30 p.m., $100 cover
Friday August 25: Sofia Niño de Rivera “No es el de Netflix”: Casa Comedy and Creativo Capital present an evening with standup comedian, Sofia Niño de Rivera – in Spanish, of course. She’s played at Gotham Comedy Club in New York, has been on Comedy Central and has delivered two TED Talks. Mazatlan Convention Centre, 9 p.m., tickets available at Hotel Olas Altas from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. For more information call: 982 7516.
Saturday September 2: Adiccion @ La Bohemia: celebrates 18 years! The band is also accompanied by Luis Corrales, cello; Ulisses Tavera, viola; Gabriel Dzie, violin; Alain Valencia, violin. 9 p.m. cover $80., please call to reserve, 669 136 0866
Sunday September 3: Quinta Kalavera Fiesta @ Diego’s. It’s a festival of bands – national and international, [Kinky, Caifanes, Panteón, Rococó, La Barranca, Celso Piña, El Gran Silencio, $50 cover, 6 p.m. to 1 p.m. Call to 669 159 0161 to reserve.
Sunday September 3: Martin Murano and Noah @ La Bohemia: 8 p.m., $80 cover, call to reserve, 669 136 0866.
Thursday September 7: Aurora Reyes’s paintings on exhibit. She was the first Mexican female muralist [1908-1985] and she was also an outspoken distinguished writer. Her powerful paintings [often of a political nature] are on display in the Galeria Roberto Pérez Rubio salon. Also opening tonight is the group exhibit 10 x 10 in Galeria Carlos Bueno salon. This miniature juried show, 10 cm x 10 cm [4″ x 4″] is celebrating its 8th annual year. Over 60 artists are participating and while the paintings are small they are bursting with big talent. The artists are from Los Mochis, Culiacán, Mazatlán, Pátzcuaro, Morelia and Acámbaro. Both openings are at 7 p.m., free, everyone is welcome. Museo de Arte is located on the corner of Sixto Osuna and Venustiano Carranza and is open from Tuesday to Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Friday September 8: El Corno Francés a través de la historia concert/ The French Horn through History: featuring Iván Rogelio, French horn; Rocio González, piano and Marysol Calles, soprano. The audience will be treated to the history of the French horn from the 18th, 19th and 20th century with various composers such as Mozart, Dvorak, Beethoven and Schubert. Casa Haas, 7 p.m., $100.
Thursday September 14: Puro Mazatlan! group art exhibit of Mazatleco artists. Thirty-two artists are participating, all with different medias. Galeria Angela Peralta, [upstairs], opening is at 7 p.m., free, everyone is welcome.
Friday September 15: Independence Day, the evening. Mexico celebrates 207 years of independence, with a grand fiesta in the Plazuela República, Town Hall Square. El Grito, the cry of independence, is yelled across the square by all the people, and it’s led by mayor Fernando Pucheta Sánchez. The famous Grito de Dolores is a massive synchronized call that dates back to 1810, when Father Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla cried out to his parish in the small town of Dolores – cried out against the Spanish colonial rule after 300 years. Today, the mayor calls out something relevant to the history, and the crowd yells VIVA! If you decide to join this celebration you’ll be safe responding with two words: Viva Mexico! While the Grito starts close to midnight the music begins at 6 p.m. There are always many musical and dance performances. The famous headliner this year is Lupita D’Alessio. She’s a Mexican pop singer and actress with the nickname of La Leona Dormida – the sleeping lioness – who will perform around 11:15 p.m. Most likely invitations will go out to: the colourful dancers from el Ballet Folklórico de Cultura, Escale de Percusiones, and Banda la Mazatleca and many more! The mayor’s balcony grito is at 11 p.m. and fireworks follow. Different artists have been invited to perform after 11:45 p.m. Saturday September 16th “is the real date of Mexican independence” and continues with more parties and the annual commemorative parade along the Malecon.
Saturday September 23: Toquines, sonatas y miniaturas” – a contemporary guitar recital featuring the Mazatleco award-winning Jorge Birrueta. Jorge pays homage to one of Mexico’s famous guitar composers, Armando Luna Ponce [1964-2015] in this delightful solo performance. Casa Haas, 7 p.m. $100
Saturday September 30: Pasacalles “Tin Tan y su carnal by Dance Inc, dance for the entire family, Plazuela Machado, 9:30 p.m.
Wednesday 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, skeletons and Catrinas. Create a costume, apply that all-important make-up and join the parade! In past years, free beer has been tossed into the waiting crowds. Due to all the construction on the streets of Centro the 2017 parade route has not been confirmed. Typically: the route starts on Constitución in the Machado,(La Tramoya, Casa del Caracol,Hotel Melville, El Recreo) turn left at Venus, then onto Sixto Osuna (Museo Arqueológico, then left again at Venustiano Carranza (Museo de Arte, Angelina’s Latin Kitchen), then onto Romantia de la Peña (Colegio Sinaloense) left on Heriberto Frias and ends on Libertad at the Angela Peralta. Many of the shops and galleries in Centro remain open so you can pay respect to the altars they have built. This is a night when everyone quietly utters, “we see you.”
Sunday November 12: Mazatlan Comedy Club presents Erin Foley and Paul Morrissey. Erin is a comedic actress who made her debut on Conan in 2013. “Foley is hot, with an hysterical take on life and spot-on humor and wit to boot.” Morrissey has been on Letterman’s Late Night many times, and he co-hosts the popular “Come to Papa” podcast. He’s a sports fanatic from the tiny town of Owego in upstate New York who’s become a famous stand up comedian – live, radio and tv. The Mazatlan Comedy Club’s home is the Venado Showroom at Hotel Playa Mazatlan. Your ticket of $600 includes a delicious buffet and an-all-you-can-drink open bar. Tickets go on sale October 1, cash only please but you can reserve by e mailing Elizabeth – firstname.lastname@example.org. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and the laughs start at 7 p.m.
Wednesday November 29 and Thursday November 30. The Elvis Tribute Show @ Twisted Mama’s.Starring Matt Cage who is the hip-swiveling twenty-one year old Elvis. Save the date! 6 p.m., $850 and there’s the opportunity for upscale beer/liquor brands if you add $120 or even $200. Tickets go on sale now please contact email@example.com
Saturday December 2 and Sunday December 3: Gran Pacifico Maratón, Marathon, fireworks, 8 p.m. on December 2, Playa Norte, Olas Altas Inn.
Sunday December 10: Mazatlan Comedy Club presents Danny Villalpando and Nancy Norton. Danny…”Wow. Clean and funny!… Working as a clean entertainer for over 16 years his comedy has taken him to Japan, Afghanistan, Panama, Greenland, Iraq, Italy…just to name a few!” Nancy is from Denver and is a comedian AND a professional speaker AND a nurse. “Nancy is passionate about spreading the word that HUMOR is actually a need that helps us lives our lives to the fullest and wants everyone to add a big slice of laughter to their personal pie chart!” The Mazatlan Comedy Club’s home is the Venado Showroom at Hotel Playa Mazatlan. Your ticket of $600 includes a delicious buffet and an-all-you-can-drink open bar. Tickets go on sale October 1, cash only please but you can reserve by e mailing Elizabeth – firstname.lastname@example.org. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and the laughs start at 7 p.m.
Wednesday December 13 and Thursday December 14: The Buddy Holly Tribute Show @ Twisted Mama’s. Starring Jeff Scott “the spirit of Buddy Holly.” Save the date! 6 p.m., $850 and there’s the opportunity for upscale beer/liquor brands if you add $120 or even $200. Tickets on sale now, please contact email@example.com
Wednesday January 3 and Thursday January 4: The Jimmy Buffett Tribute Show @ Twisted Mama’s. Starring the King of Margaritaville, Will Chalmers. Save the date! 6 p.m.,$850 and there’s the opportunity for upscale beer/liquor brands if you add $120 or even $200. Tickets on sale now, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Wednesday January 17 and Thursday January 18: The Roy Oribson Tribute Show @ Twisted Mama’s. Starring Michael Danckert. Save the date! 6 p.m., $850 and there’s the opportunity for upscale beer/liquor brands if you add $120 or even $200. Tickets on sale now, please contact email@example.com
Sunday January 21: Mazatlan Comedy Club presents Dean Austin and Cynthia Levin. Dean Austin is an actor known for the 2011 “Balls to the Wall.” He traded the medical field [dreams of becoming a doctor] when his a friend dared him to do stand up. ” It’s my fiber. It’s who I am. Comedy is my wife because comedy is my life.” Cynthia hails from Chicago where she trained at the famous Second City, at age 15! “When you watch her, you see an act that is distinguished by a palpable honesty. Her delivery is polished and she can weave in and out of characters with easy. This is a performer both self-assured and smart.” The Mazatlan Comedy Club’s home is the Venado Showroom at Hotel Playa Mazatlan. Your ticket of $600 includes a delicious buffet and an-all-you-can-drink open bar. Tickets go on sale October 1, cash only please but you can reserve by e mailing Elizabeth – firstname.lastname@example.org. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and the laughs start at 7 p.m.
Wednesday February 7 and Thursday February 8: The Neil Diamond Tribute Show @ Twisted Mama’s. “Will Chalmers is proof that for many Neil Diamond is forever.” Save the date! 6 p.m., $850 and there’s the opportunity for upscale beer/liquor brands if you add $120 or even $200. Tickets on sale now, please contact email@example.com
Thursday February 8 to Tuesday February 13: Carnaval 2018! “Save the dates” are all here.
Wednesday February 21 and Thursday February 22: The Blues Brothers Tribute Show @ Twisted Mama’s. Back by popular demand it’s the real-life soul brothers, Geoff and Chris Dahl. Save the date! 6 p.m.,$850 and there’s the opportunity for upscale beer/liquor brands if you add $120 or even $200.Tickets go on sale now, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Wednesday March 7 and Thursday March 8: The Patsy Cline Tribute Show@ Twisted Mama’s. Save the date! 6 p.m., price,$850 and there’s the opportunity for upscale beer/liquor brands if you add $120 or even $200.Tickets on sale now, please contact email@example.com.
Sunday March 18: Mazatlan Comedy Clubs presents Diane Nichols and Keith Ross Nelson. Diane is from San Francisco and Newsweek Magazine called her “the heroine fo the 9 to 5 crowd.” She’s famous for her HBO performance of Women of the Night plus she’s toured in America, Canada, Denmark and Sweden. As a Haight Ashbury flower child Diane uses her comedy to chronicle their adventures and struggles to accept growing older. “Keith Ross Nelson has been headlining rooms for 20 years. He has appeared in the films Mobsters and Mormons, The R.N and Jack and Cocaine. He’s a former winner of the Portland Comedy Competition. He is a former World record holder in Masters High Jump and he had a second degree Black Belt in Kung Fu.” The Mazatlan Comedy Club’s home is the Venado Showroom at Hotel Playa Mazatlan. Your ticket of $600 includes a delicious buffet and an-all-you-can-drink open bar. Tickets go on sale October 1, cash only please but you can reserve by e mailing Elizabeth – firstname.lastname@example.org. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and the laughs start at 7 p.m.
Sunday March 25 to Saturday March 31: Semana Santa 2018
Monday April 16 to Thursday April 19: El Tianguis Turistico. The city is expecting 10,000 visitors [tour operators, travel agents, airlines, journalists] with a spend of 40 million pesos. This is in addition to remodeling spend of El Faro, Centro and Playa Norte.
~DAILY MUSIC NOTES~
THE FAIRLY ACCURATE DAILY MUSIC SCHEDULE
Due to the streets of Centro being dug-up [it started in April] many restaurants and bars have closed temporarily – so you may not find your music – this situation changes from day-to-day – call ahead! 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. 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.
Wednesdays: Kannon, La Corriente, 3 p.m. ♦ Rafael Rodriquez [easy, have a listen], Hotel Torres’s La Palapa, 6 p.m.♦ Kannon, GusGus GZ, 8:30 p.m. (r ‘n r, have a listen) ♦ Live music, La Fonda de Chalio, 8:30 p.m.
Thursdays: Kannon, Diego’s, 3:30 p.m.♦ Rafael Rodriquez [easy, h ave a listen], Kelly’s Bar at Pueblo Bonito Emerald Bay, 7 p.m.♦Live music, Cheers The Pub, 8 p.m.♦ KraKen, [r ‘n r mixed have a listen], Diego’s, 8 p.m. ♦ Live music, Pedro y Lola ,8:30 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. ♦ Lo que Cantamos Las Mujeres [Heidi Herrera’s band], La Bohemia, 10:30 p.m.
Fridays: Mundo Sanchez, Kafe-Denda, 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.♦ 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. ♦ Live music, Pedro & Lola, 8:30 p.m.♦ Kathia y Alexis Espinoza [acoustic rock/pop], 28 Veintiocho, 9 p.m ♦ Everardo Castro [classic Mexican ballads and pop], Los Zarapas, 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. ♦ ZaZ, Baja Style, 9:30 p.m. ♦ Nissa Acustico Trio,[have a listen] Diego’s, 10 p.m. ♦ Alets Malafama, Copa de Leche, 10 p.m.
Saturdays: KraKen,[ r’nr, have a listen ] Diego’s Beach House, 4 p.m.♦Rafael Rodriquez, [easy, have a listen], Kelly’s Bar at Pueblo Bonito Emerald Bay, 7 p.m.♦ Canto Altano (classical Mexican trio, trova, boleros), Casa Loma, 8 p.m ♦ KraKen,[have a listen] Las Flores Hotel, 8:30 p.m ♦ Live music [easy, mixed], Pedro & Lola, 9 p.m.♦ ZaZ, Baja Style, 9:30 p.m. ♦ Corvus Rock Band, Copa De Leche, 10 p.m.
Sundays: Tanya Carrum, [have a listen], Pacific Park Food Truck, 4 p.m. ♦Reggae, Diego’s Beach House, 6 p.m. ♦ Nissa [have a listen], Shrimp Bucket, 7 p.m. ♦ Live music La Fonda de Chalio, 8:30 p.m. ♦ KraKen [have a listen], Diego’s Beach House, 9 p.m. ♦ Alets Malafama, Copa de Leche, 9 p.m. ♦ ZaZ + Te Para Dos = fusion, Baja Style, 9:30 p.m.
Angela Peralta Theatre Galleries: There are two galleries; the upstairs gallery above the theatre is referred to as the Galeria Angela Peralta 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.
September 14 until October 21: Puro Mazatlan! More than 20 Mazatleco artists are participating in this exciting group show. Galeria Angela Peralta [upstairs].
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.
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.
Galeria Nautilus: An art gallery, a gift shop, have various seasonal exhibits. Constitución, #77. Exhibits change every month.
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.
Gandarva Bazar, Constitución #616, 136 0665, open Monday to Saturday at 10 a.m.
La Guerencia, Belisario Dominguez #1502B, 981 1036, open Monday to Saturday at 10 a.m.
LOOK Vintage and Modern Gallery: If you wish to a Mark Jay 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. [LOOK closes on April 8 for the summer season. Look for a new LOOK location in November.]
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 and in just a few short months this wonderful space has come alive. [to view Cecilia’s own artwork]
On now: Vótrices
The gallery is open Tuesday to Sunday from 10 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~
Mazatlan Film and Theater at El Recreo is a not -for- profit community centre, located in Centro on Constitución #209. It’s closed until the fall; for “winter” events look for their calendar in October – such as movies, playreadings, special presentations and weekly activities it’s all here.
Fridays: AA meeting, closed meeting of Alcoholics Anonymous, every Friday at noon, Melville Hotel, contact 981 0149, or 669 107 6931 or e mail: email@example.com for more information.
Saturdays: Organic Farmers Market, Saturdays from 8 a.m. to noon, in the Plaza Zaragoza, 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.