Arts and Entertainment Calendar

Around Town, Daily Music,Galleries and Ongoing.

~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 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. – 7 p.m. and on Saturdays from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. Please call ahead to be sure it’s open – 982 4444 ext. 103. Tickets for Casa Haas must be bought at the box office – even if an event is free. Unfortunately, tickets can still not be purchased online.]

Friday December 20 and Saturday December 21: La Gala Navideña, The Annual Christmas Concert  Nothing says Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays like Mazatlan’s annual concert – but this year it has a Latin American twist hence the name Navidad Latina. Don’t expect the traditional Christmas Carols; you’ll be treated to a completely difference performance and sound. The talented volunteers from the Angela Peralta Choral group will be on stage,[you may enjoy an short article on what it takes to be a member of the choir] as well as [these are all “maybes”] tenors Carlos Osuna, and Adán Pérez [both home for the holidays] plus Carla Muñoz, Georgina Valdez, Jesús Medina, Radha Murillo, Patricia Pérez and Fernando Martinez.  Plus the Camerata, the ballet school and Ballet Folclórico. $150 – $250, 8 p.m. AND Sunday December 22, at 7:00 p.m., $150-$250

Sunday January 5: Maestro Gordon Campbell’s 2020 Concert Series: Seeger A tribute with the words and music of Pete Seeger (Tributo a la poesía y música de Pete Seeger)  Written and performed by the talented Randy Noojin.   ‘Randy Noojin takes the stage as America’s beloved folksinger/activist Pete Seeger. Seeger is a multimedia, solo show that uses Seeger’s signature songs including: If I Had a Hammer, Turn, Turn, Turn, Where Have All the Flowers Gone, Bring ‘Em Home, We Shall Overcome, and Guantanamera, to tell the story of his personal struggles for free speech in America. Noojin disappears into Seeger’s persona and whisks us back and forward in time through the American 20th Century. Anybody who is a Seeger fan should make a bee-line for where this song-fest is humming.” – CurtainUp.com. Noon,  $350. Tickets on sale now, pesos only.

Sunday January 12: Maestro Gordon Campbell’s 2020 Concert Series: The Best of Bach “Magnificat” and the Coro de la Comunidad de Culiacán [often 200 choir members!] and the Camerata Campbell. The Maestro has this to say: “Bach was truly the first composer to really write for what is the beginning of a modern orchestra. This is highlighted by three works on our program but The beginning of the Cantata No. 11 to open the program and the beginning of the Magnificat display a brilliance – rarely if ever equaled in any other of his vast work. Hence my tittle Best of Bach” Noon, $350. Tickets go on sale now, pesos only.

Sunday January 19:  Maestro Gordon Campbell’s 2020 Concert Series: Mozart and His Women (Mozart y sus mujeres a través de sus cartas) featuring narrator Angélica Aragón [in English and in Spanish]and soprano Perla Orrantia plus the Camerata Campbell. Noon, $350. Tickets on sale now, pesos only.

Sunday January 26: Maestro Gordon Campbell’s 2020 Concert Series: Dvorák American Quartet/Marketo Quartet.  The Marketo String Quartet, based in Culiacan, interpret Dvořák ‘s American Quartet.” Dvorak composed the quartet in 1893 during a summer vacation from his position as director (1892–1895) of the National Conservatory in New York City. He spent his vacation in the town of Spillville, Iowa which was home to a Czech immigrant community. In that environment, and surrounded by beautiful nature, Dvořák felt very much at ease. Writing to a friend he described his state of mind, away from hectic New York: ‘I have been on vacation since 3 June here in the Czech village of Spillville and I won’t be returning to New York until the latter half of September. The children arrived safely from Europe and we’re all happy together. We like it very much here and, thank God, I am working hard and I’m healthy and in good spirits.’ He composed the quartet shortly after the New World Symphony – Dvořák sketched the quartet in three days and completed it in thirteen more days, finishing the score with the comment ‘Thank God! I am content. It was fast.’ ” Noon, $350. Tickets go on now, pesos only.

Sunday February 9: Maestro Gordon Campbell’s 2020 Concert Series: The Internationally Acclaimed Corky Siegel sings the Blues. Corky Siegel at 76: “Corky Siegel is one of the world’s great blues harmonica players. He is also a composer, pianist, singer, bandleader, teacher, and author whose curiosity about classical music and American blues has inspired much of his distinguished half-century career. In the good company of the groundbreaking Siegel Schwall Band, and in his ensemble Chamber Blues, Corky has created music inspired by Muddy Waters, Howlin’ Wolf, Roland Kirk, William Russo, Mozart, Indian Carnatic percussion, and virtuosity from many people and cultures. The ebullient musician, inveterate punster, and longtime friend of WFMT was born in Chicago on October 24, 1943.” Noon, $400. Tickets on sale now, pesos only.

Sunday March 1: Maestro Gordon Campbell’s 2020 Concert Series: Father and Son, Gordon y Alexander Campbell (Padre e hijo) The Maestro become very emotional when he announced this concert and said:this will be the first chamber music collaboration with my son in our lifetime. All my brothers will attend the concert together for the first time since I arrived in Mexico 40 years ago. My son at 25, is one of the most outstanding young violinist in Mexico, he has appeared frequently as a soloist and chamber player since the age of 12. At age 16 he won second prize in a national competition.” While son Alexander plays the violin and papa/Maestro plays the coronet with Laura Hauer on the piano. Noon, $350. Tickets on sale now, pesos only.

Sunday March 8: Maestro Gordon Campbell’s 2020 Concert Series: The romantic music of America featuring La Rondalla de Culiacan. “The Rondalla which we all admire from past performance will be presenting the results of their latest recordings.” Noon, $350. Tickets go on now, pesos only.

Sunday March 15: Maestro Gordon Campbell’s 2020 Concert Series: Looking out for Number 1 [“Symphony no.1 and Piano Concerto no.1 by Beethoven] with Camerata Campbell, Sinfonietta Juventus and Elias Manzo on the piano. The Maestro has this to say: “Looking out for No.1 will be the first collaboration between Camerata Campbell and my newly formed Sinfonietta Juventus. Young Hermann Valdés hails from El Fuerte, Sinaloa. He was one of Patronato Philomusica’s early success story identifying outstanding talent in Sinaloa and making sure that the get the best education possible. Hermann now has his Masters degree and is working full time in Germany. This will be his first presentation in Mazatlan since he left six years ago to study abroad.” Noon, $350. Tickets on sale now, pesos only.

~Around Town~

Singer Cousin Alice with her Disney friends in the Machado – Alice is singing at Pedro y Lola on Saturday at 5:45 p.m [have a listen] and at Water’s Edge on Sunday at 6 p.m.

Saturday December 14: Johnny O is @ La Fábula, 6 p.m., reservations recommended – 910 5399.

Sunday December 15: Maureen Langan and Bobby Tessel are at the Mazatlan Comedy Club. It’s season six and the laughs just keep getting bigger and better every year. Cheryl Gaudet and her team at Playa Mazatlan have created another hilarious season for you in the Venado Salon.Jerry Stiller says “Maureen is to comedy what James Brown was to soul.” She’s an award-winning standup comic and radio talk show host known for her quick wit and honest rants on life’s absurdities. Bobby doesn’t boast about it, but he’s one of the few comedians to appear on both The Late Show with David Letterman and The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. Thirty years of experience brought four “yes” votes from the judges on American’s got Talent. How lucky are we to see “the most like-able comic” here in Mazatlan. Tickets are on sale now, please reserve via e mail with Ana Ramos: website@hotelplayamazatlan.com, or call 989 0555, or outside of Mexico call, 01 152 669 989 0555. Tickets this season are $700 pesos which include the delicious buffet that the Playa always serves up, an open bar, and of course, the comedy show. Doors open at 5:30 the laughs begin at 7 p.m. [Hotel Playa Mazatlan is located in the Golden Zone on Av. Playa Gaviotas #202, lots of parking, handicap accessible.]

Sunday December 15: Una Estrella de Navidad – the star of Christmas is a joyful combination of music, arias, even comedic performances, and lots of Christmas music to warm your heart. Enrique Patrón de Rueda is directing this extravaganza so expect the very best and many special guests. Plazuela República, 7 p.m. free.

Tuesday December 17: Rob Lamonica and Friends Concert Series + RIO feature the children from the Salvation Army – costume changes, holiday music, traditional Mexican music – these children love to entertain during the holiday season, donations are most welcome. Following their performance, Rob and RIO will play Christmas songs, Macaws, 4:30 p.m. [please note, this year this will not be song sheets, Rob and his friends will be just be playing for your holiday pleasure.]

Thursday December 19: ArtWalk in the Golden Zone! Once again, Av. Playa Gaviotas comes alive with artists who are displaying [and selling] photography, ceramics, jewellery, paintings and so much more. From noon until 4 p.m. “The Shopping and Dining District” on Playa Gaviotas also becomes a lively street art festival. It’s an afternoon delight – meet your friends, stop to have a cocktail, sample some food and perhaps buy a bauble or two! You’ll discover Oaxaca handmade items in Mazatlan4Sale [and while you are there, be sure to buy your margarita hand painted jarrito – 100% of the proceeds go the Back-to-Back Charity, drinking has never felt so good!] fascinating art at Casa Maya, and on it goes with the promise of over 30 artists.

Thursday December 19: Noche de Luz: a magical musical Christmassy concert in the historical observatory – Research says Observatorio Histórico  was built around 1873 and is perched on Cerro del Vigía, overlooking the lighthouse, El Faro, on Cerro del Crestón. As it’s private property and by invitation only, many of us have never seen the building or manicured grounds before. This special concert is brought to you by Vivace Productions [Raul Rico]. It’s divided into four parts: opera, starring baritone José Adán Pérez, mezzosoprano Sarah Holcombe, and soprano Marysol Calles singing arias from the Barber of Seville, Carmen and Don Giovanni. On the piano is the world-famous Michiyo Morikawa.

“We will have a wonderful event filled with beautiful music, and the natural scenery surrounding us will create the magic for a unforgettable night.”
Baritone José Adán Pérez.

The second part will be the talented trio singing” Broadway and Hollywood” with such favourites as Night and Day, I Could Have Danced All Night, Memory, I’ve Got you Under My Skin, I Dreamed a Dream. The third concert is Boleros with Adán, Marysol and Sarah. The final program celebrates Christmas with traditional carols such as Adeste Fideles, Peace on Earth, Jingle Bells, Santa Baby and of course, White Christmas. Tickets for this magical evening are $800 – pesos or credit cards and they can be purchased at Deco Diseño, Camarón Sabalo #610, [669 916 5393, open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.] and in Centro at La Tramoya Restaurant in the Machado from Tuesdays to Sundays from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. If this is your first time to the observatory you can’t drive up there! Transportation is provided by Vivace to the observatory and the busses leaves at 4:30 p.m. from the old custom house [aduana] on Venustiano Carranza and Miguel Alemán. The Vivace team is super organized and the busses do leave exactly at 4:30. There’s a welcome cocktail and canapés at 5 p.m. and the concert begins at 6 p.m. sharp. It’s a beyond gorgeous venue but it can be windy – bring a jacket or shawl. Feliz Navidad!

[Adán Perez is from Mazatlan and currently lives in New York with his wife Michiyo Morikawa. If you would like to read a profile on Adán please click here. Marysol Calles is originally from Guadalajara and currently lives and studies in Madrid. Sarah Holcombe, is an award-winning mezzosoprano from Mazatlan.]

Thursday December 19: Los Cryps’ Tribute show to the Beach Boys @ Friends Diner, 7 p.m.

Saturday December 21: MOM, organic market, Plaza Zaragoza, 8 a.m. until noon. Today, MOM celebrates the traditional posada [click here if you are unfamiliar with a posada] and the children from the Salvation Army, as they do every year, will be performing – singing, dancing – just spreading holiday joy all around – at  9 a.m. ish. To read more about MOM [31 vendors] please click here.

 Saturday December 21:  Los Güeros Poker Run, starts at noon at Barra al Mar, then Mariscos El Torito, Pinup’s, Diego’s Bach House and Casa dl Carmarón. As always, everyone is welcome – bikes, motorcycles, skateboards, taxis, cars, wheelchairs, walking, do it YOUR way – $100 entry and a purchase at each establishment is a must for a roll of the dice – a bottle of water will do it, or something stronger if you desire. Help support the host restaurants, plus there’s a 50/50 raffle.

Monday December 23: Festejando en Navidad: Mexicans love to celebrate Christmas and Cultura is spreading that Christmas cheer with a free event – many musicians, dancers, artists ++ will perform – all created to bring joy to Mexican families. Plazuela Machado, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday December 28: MOM, organic market, Plaza Zaragoza, 8 a.m. until noon. Today, chef Christian Guzman from the popular Kua restaurant gives a cooking demo around 9:30 a.m.  To read more about MOM [31 vendors] please click here.

Tuesday December 31: Festejo de Fin de Año: New Year’s Eve on Olas Altas – join the party on the Malecon and ring in the new year overlooking the Pacific. Last year tables and chairs were provided [for a small fee] and people brought their food, more details to come.

Tuesday December 31: New Year’s Eve: celebrations from Centro to Cerritos and beyond. The Brenster, La Catrina; Rob Lamonica and Friends @ Water’s Edge; Diego’s Beach House with KraKen; Macaws; Gaia Bistrot; Topolo; Twisted Mama’s;

Friday January 3: The 14th Annual ArtWalk in Centro! Every year people look forward to meeting and greeting artists and being invited inside their art studios. As always, it’s in Centro, from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. and you can easily walk from gallery to gallery. Or split it up and have a drink in your favourite bar. The artists are thrilled to meet you,[as many as 40 artists, 28 galleries] but there is never any pressure to buy. You’ll see all types of media – oil, acrylic, water colours, photography, sculptures, jewellery, local crafts – it’s all about the art and an easy walk – and meeting friends along the way and getting to know our resident artists. Printed maps listing all the galleries are available throughout Centro or please read online.

Saturday January 4: MOM, organic market, Plaza Zaragoza, 8 a.m. until noon. Today, Lori Callahan will be giving a demo on the uses and benefits of essential oils. To read more about MOM [31 vendors] please click here.

Wednesday January 8 and Thursday January 9: Twisted Mama’s Tribute Show – featuring John Fogerty, starring Jeff Brewer. Tribute shows have never been more popular and Cindy and her team have worked hard to bring you the very best. Tickets are $850 and included a tasty buffet, open bar and of course, the show – the bar opens at 5:45 p.m. There are package deals being offered – so to reserve and ask about a possible savings, it’s best to e mail Ocean at: twisted.ticket.booth@gmail.com

Friday January 10: Tribute to Zoë by Maverik’s Band, La Juana, 9 p.m., $100 cover

Saturday January 11: MOM, organic market, Plaza Zaragoza, 8 a.m. until noon. Today, Mervin  Vega a MOM vendor La Bella, will be giving a cooking demo around 9:30 a.m. To read more about MOM and its 31 vendors please click here.

Saturday January 11: The Continentals are @ Spectaculare Event Center . Tonight you return to the 50s and 60s with music from Buddy Holly, Bobby Darin, Jerry Lee Lewis, Elvis – get out [ha!] your poodle skirts and put on your best socks to hop, swivel and submerse yourself in a night of rock and roll.

Tickets are $600which include a chicken dinner, open bar – wine too and the band, the r ‘n r starts at 6 p.m. [more details to follow] The Continentals: A tribute to early rock & roll – with Mazatlan’s premiere old-time rock ‘n roll band. Your band: Gerry Perkin [lead guitar and vocals]; Chris Buzan [guitar and vocals]; Howard Anderson [keyboard, sax and vocals], Charles Viada [bass]; Tyler Mercant [drums]  Save the date and message Tyler Merchant on FB to reserve your ticket, or you can buy them on the night of at the door – but better to reserve so organizers can plan the food etc. [Spectaculare is located on Av. Camarón Sabalo #1302 and tickets will be available there [Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.] as well as at Rico’s in the GZ on December 17,19, January 6,7 from 10 a.m. until noon.]

Thursday January 16: ArtWalk in the Golden Zone! Once again, Av. Playa Gaviotas comes alive with artists who are displaying [and selling] photography, ceramics, jewellery, paintings and so much more. From noon until 4 p.m. “The Shopping and Dining District” on Playa Gaviotas also becomes a lively street art festival. It’s an afternoon delight – meet your friends, stop to have a cocktail, sample some food and perhaps buy a bauble or two! You’ll discover Oaxaca handmade items in Mazatlan4Sale [and while you are there, be sure to buy your margarita hand painted jarrito – 100% of the proceeds go the Back-to-Back Charity, drinking has never felt so good!] fascinating art at Casa Maya, and on it goes with the promise of over 30 artists.

Thursday January 16: Classical guitar recital with Antonio Laguna @ Museo de Arte, 8 p.m., $150, [Museo de Arte is located on Venustanio Carranza and Sixto Osuna, ticket purchase available from Monday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.] Presented by the Sociedad de la Guitarra Mazaltan.

Saturday January 18: MOM, organic market, Plaza Zaragoza, 8 a.m. until noon. Today, the Indigo dance company will surprise with a variety of different dances, around 9:30 a.m. To read more about MOM and its 31 vendors please click here.

Saturday January 18: Los Güeros Poker Run, starts at noon, followed by four other bars/restaurants. As always, everyone is welcome – bikes, motorcycles, skateboards, taxis, cars, wheelchairs, walking, do it YOUR way – $100 entry and a purchase at each establishment is a must for a roll of the dice – a bottle of water will do it, or something stronger if you desire. Help support the host restaurants, plus there’s a 50/50 raffle.alert]

Sunday January 19: Jeff Capri and Julie Kidd are at the Mazatlan Comedy Club.It’s season six and the laughs just keep getting bigger and better every year. Cheryl Gaudet and her team at Playa Mazatlan have created another hilarious season for you in the Venado Salon. This is a return engagement for Jeff. With over 18 years of experience Capri “has sparkling takes on pop -culture, political twists”…the Los Angeles Times calls him “consistently fun, spontaneous, smart and witty”.Just ask Ellen DeGeneres, Joy Behar and Bill Burr, they’ve all worked with Jeff. Julie Kidd was recently crowned the Hilarious Housewife on The View. Besides standup; Julie is involved in a musical [Single Mom] and has written a cookbook, Time for a Quickie. Julie was/is also a tap dancer, so get ready for a loving, funny look at life and children.Tickets go on now, please reserve via e mail with Ana Ramos: website@hotelplayamazatlan.com, or call 989 0555, or outside of Mexico call, 01 152 669 989 0555. Tickets this season are $700 pesos which include the delicious buffet that the Playa always serves up, an open bar, and of course, the comedy show. Doors open at 5:30 the laughs begin at 7 p.m. [Hotel Playa Mazatlan is located in the Golden Zone on Av. Playa Gaviotas #202, lots of parking, handicap accessible.] [/alert]

Wednesday January 22, Thursday January 23 and Friday January 24: Twisted Mama’s Tribute show – featuring Soul Brothers starring Chris and Geoff Dahl.Tribute shows have never been more popular and Cindy and her team have worked hard to bring you the very best. Tickets are $850 and included a tasty buffet, open bar and of course, the show – the bar opens at 5:45 p.m. There are package deals being offered – so to reserve and ask about a possible savings, it’s best to e mail Ocean at: twisted.ticket.booth@gmail.com

Saturday January 25: MOM, organic market, Plaza Zaragoza, 8 a.m. until noon. Today, Liliana Espinozaafro will demo her passion – African dancing – around 9:30 a.m. To read more about MOM and its 31 vendors please click here.

Sunday January 26: Amigos de los Animale Annual Champagne Brunch: “Amigos de los Animales is pleased to announce that our annual Champagne Brunch will be held on Sunday, January 26, 2020, starting at 9:00 a.m., at the beautiful Marina El Cid Beach Club overlooking the Sea of Cortez. More than an ordinary brunch, our event features unlimited mimosas and a Silent Auction with dozens of items to bid on. Additionally, there will be raffle baskets and a 50/50 raffle draw. The cost of a ticket is $500 pesos until December 31st and $550 pesos thereafter. There are only 230 tickets available, so buy yours early. All proceeds benefit Amigos de los Animales, Mazatlán’s Humane Society.

Tickets are available from: Peggy – Wednesday Food and Craft Market at La Catrina restaurant in Sabalo Country from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. – OR – at our weekly BINGO games at Friends Diner in the Golden Zone, Mondays from 3:30 to 5:00 p.m. – OR -email peggybrackett@gmail.com; Valerie (El Cid area) – 669-913-3630; Lila (El Centro area) – 669-441-7798 or emaillilamclean6@gmail.com; Nancy (El Centro area) – 669-446-5243; [ADLA Animal Shelter during business hours – telephone 669-986-4235. Monday- Friday – 11 to 2 and 4 to 7; Saturday from 11 to 2. Bicentenario Juarez #3,Colonia Francisco Villa .

Monday January 27: Mazatlan Rocks the Beach Returns! It really never left because people can’t get enough of the rock n’roll line-up that Simon Lynds offers you – so many great local bands at one low price. Save the dates, still at Sumbawa. [Simon Lynds is the founder, creator and organizer of this popular event and he’s busy talking to and negotiating with bands that will rock you.]

Wednesday January 29, Thursday January 30 and Friday January 31: Twisted Mama’s Tribute show – featuring The Eagles starring The Danckert Jones. Tribute shows have never been more popular and Cindy and her team have worked hard to bring you the very best. People say this duo is “the definitive California sound…vocals and guitar playing that are right on the money.”Tickets are $850 and included a tasty buffet, open bar and of course, the show – the bar opens at 5:45 p.m. There are package deals being offered – so to reserve and ask about a possible savings, it’s best to e mail Ocean at: twisted.ticket.booth@gmail.com

Saturday February 1: MOM, organic market, Plaza Zaragoza, 8 a.m. until noon. Today, chef Miguel Angel Alvarez of Agatha Kitchen’s fame will give a cooking demo around 9:30 a.m. To read more about MOM and its 31 vendors please click here.

Sunday February 2: Maestro Gordon Campbell’s 2020 Concert Series: Wind Music of Mozart Gran Partita featuring Sinfonietta Juventus, Casa Hass, two shows, noon and 5 p.m. $350 [please remember even though the performance is at Casa Haas, you must buy your ticket at the Angela Peralta box office.] Tickets on sale now, pesos only.

Friday February 7: The 14th Annual ArtWalk in Centro! Every year people look forward to meeting and greeting artists and being invited inside their art studios. As always, it’s in Centro, from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. and you can easily walk from gallery to gallery. Or split it up and have a drink in your favourite bar. The artists are thrilled to meet you,[as many as 40 artists, 28 galleries] but there is never any pressure to buy. You’ll see all types of media – oil, acrylic, water colours, photography, sculptures, jewellery, local crafts – it’s all about the art and an easy walk – and meeting friends along the way and getting to know our resident artists. Printed maps listing all the galleries are available throughout Centro or please read online.

Friday February 7 and Saturday February 8: Second Annual Wine Festival/Segundo Festival del Noroeste de Vinos. Once again, organizer Justo Molachino has gathered together many of the best wine merchants and wineries of Mexico. This two day wine fest takes place at the Museo de Arte [on Venustiano Carranza and Sixto Osuna] from noon until 8 p.m. Although the tasting starts at noon, it’s best to arrive around around 1:30 or 2 p.m. so merchants can chill their wine and open their reds to breath. Entry fee is $300 or $200 for the two days and you can buy tickets at the door of the Museo. You’ll be given the option of a plastic tasting glass for $50 or “real” stemware for $100 that you carry with you from booth to booth. There are proper “spitting/spilling” buckets throughout the space as well as a cheese table; probably ideal to have a bite to eat before you sample all the wonderful wines – there could be more than 25 booths. If you fancy a certain wine you can buy a bottle at the back of the Museo in its conference room. Please have pesos ready, credit cards are not accepted. It was the opinion of many tasters last year that the winners were the wines from Chihuahua, but who knows which will be your favourites this year? It’s a beautifully organized wine festival complete with musical entertainment. Salud!

Saturday February 8: MOM, organic market, Plaza Zaragoza, 8 a.m. until noon. Today, Lori Callahan will give her second class on the uses and benefits of essential oils, around 9:30 a.m. To read more about MOM and its 31 vendors please click here.

Saturday February 8: The Continentals are @ Spectaculare Event Center . Tonight you return to the 50s and 60s with music from Buddy Holly, Bobby Darin, Jerry Lee Lewis, Elvis – get out [ha!] your poodle skirts and put on your best socks to hop, swivel and submerse yourself in a night of rock and roll.

Tickets are $600 which includes a chicken dinner, open bar – wine too, and the band, the r ‘n r starts at 6 p.m. [more details to follow] The Continentals: A tribute to early rock & roll – with Mazatlan’s premiere old-time rock ‘n roll band. Your band: Gerry Perkin [lead guitar and vocals]; Chris Buzan [guitar and vocals]; Howard Anderson [keyboard, sax and vocals], Charles Viada [bass]; Tyler Mercant [drums]  Save the date and message Tyler Merchant on FB to reserve your ticket, or you can buy them on the night of at the door – but better to reserve so organizers can plan the food etc. [Spectaculare is located on Av. Camarón Sabalo #1302 and tickets will be available there [Monday to Friday 9 a.m to 6 p.m.] as well as at Rico’s in the GZ on December 17,19, January 6,7 – from 10 a.m. until noon.]

Wednesday February 12, Thursday February 13 and Friday February 14: Twisted Mama’s Tribute show – featuring The Rocket Man starring Jeffery Scott.Tribute shows have never been more popular and Cindy and her team have worked hard to bring you the very best. Tickets are $850 and included a tasty buffet, open bar and of course, the show – the bar opens at 5:45 p.m. There are package deals being offered – so to reserve and ask about a possible savings, it’s best to e mail Ocean at: twisted.ticket.booth@gmail.com

Thursday February 13: Classical guitar recital with Jaun Pablo Orozco @ Museo de Arte, 8 p.m., $150, [Museo de Arte is located on Venustanio Carranza and Sixto Osuna, ticket purchase available from Monday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.] Presented by the Sociedad de la Guitarra Mazaltan.

Saturday February 15: MOM, organic market, Plaza Zaragoza, 8 a.m. until noon. Today, chef Daniel Luna from Alameda 335 restaurant will give a cooking demo around 9:30 a.m. To read more about MOM and its 31 vendors please click here.

Saturday February 15: Los Güeros Poker Run, starts at noon, followed by four other bars/restaurants. As always, everyone is welcome – bikes, motorcycles, skateboards, taxis, cars, wheelchairs, walking, do it YOUR way – $100 entry and a purchase at each establishment is a must for a roll of the dice – a bottle of water will do it, or something stronger if you desire. Help support the host restaurants, plus there’s a 50/50 raffle.

Sunday February 16: Maestro Gordon Campbell’s 2020 Concert Series: Three Centuries of Chamber Music featuring Sinfonietta Juventus. The Maestro has this to say :”Three centuries features woks by Handel 17th Arensky18th and Holst, Warlok and Bartok from the 20th century. This will be the debut of this talented young group Sinfonieta Philomusica Juventus under my direction. ” Casa Haas, two shows, noon and 5 p.m. $350. [please remember even though the performance is at Casa Haas, you must buy your ticket at the Angela Peralta box office.] Tickets on sale now, pesos only.

Sunday February 16: Corny Rempel, aka ELVIS, is back and in the house at the Mazatlan Comedy Club.It’s season six and the laughs just keep getting bigger and better every year. Cheryl Gaudet and her team at Playa Mazatlan have created another hilarious season for you in the Venado Salon. Corny’s fans never tire of his first-class performance and his show usually sells out VERY fast – reserve soon because Corny continues to wow the audience. Let’s face it, one can never get enough of Elvis! Tickets are on sale now, please reserve via e mail with Ana Ramos: website@hotelplayamazatlan.com, or call 989 0555, or outside of Mexico call, 01 152 669 989 0555. Tickets this season are $700 pesos which include the delicious buffet that the Playa always serves up, an open bar, and of course, the comedy show. Doors open at 5:30 the laughs begin at 7 p.m. [Hotel Playa Mazatlan is located in the Golden Zone on Av. Playa Gaviotas #202, lots of parking, handicap accessible.]

Thursday February 20:ArtWalk in the Golden Zone! Once again, Av. Playa Gaviotas comes alive with artists who are displaying [and selling] photography, ceramics, jewellery, paintings and so much more. From noon until 4 p.m. “The Shopping and Dining District” on Playa Gaviotas also becomes a lively street art festival. It’s an afternoon delight – meet your friends, stop to have a cocktail, sample some food and perhaps buy a bauble or two! You’ll discover Oaxaca handmade items in Mazatlan4Sale [and while you are there, be sure to buy your margarita hand painted jarrito – 100% of the proceeds go the Back-to-Back Charity, drinking has never felt so good!] fascinating art at Casa Maya, and on it goes with the promise of over 30 artists.

Thursday February 20 – Tuesday February 25: Carnaval, 2020!  Tickets go on sale Friday December 6 [Angela Peralta box office], prices and headliners all confirmed. Details are here. The theme for 2020 was announced on October 12: “Somos América: Pasión, Alegria y Esperanza” – we are America, passion, joy [happiness] and hope.

Saturday February 22: MOM, organic market, Plaza Zaragoza, 8 a.m. until noon. Although today is smack in the middle of Carnaval, MOM is open and has invited the dancers and chefs from Salsa y Salsa for yes, a cooking and dancing demo, around 9:30 a.m. To read more about MOM and its 31 vendors please click here.

Thursday February 27 and Friday February 28: Twisted Mama’s Tribute show – featuring Shania Twain starring Annette Lafond.Tribute shows have never been more popular and Cindy and her team have worked hard to bring you the very best. Tickets are $850 and included a tasty buffet, open bar and of course, the show – the bar opens at 5:45 p.m. There are package deals being offered – so to reserve and ask about a possible savings, it’s best to e mail Ocean at: twisted.ticket.booth@gmail.com

Saturday February 29: MOM, organic market, Plaza Zaragoza, 8 a.m. until noon. Today, it’s a return visit from chef Christian Guzman from the popular Kua restaurant who will give a cooking demo around 9:30 a.m.  To read more about MOM [31 vendors] please click here.

Monday March 2: Mazatlan Rocks the Beach Returns!  It really never left because people can’t get enough of the rock n’roll line-up that Simon Lynds offers you – so many great local bands at one low price. Save the dates, still at Sumbawa. [Simon Lynds is the founder, creator and organizer of this popular event and he’s busy talking to and negotiating with bands that will rock you.]

Friday March 6: The 14th Annual ArtWalk in Centro! Every year people look forward to meeting and greeting artists and being invited inside their art studios. As always, it’s in Centro, from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. and you can easily walk from gallery to gallery. Or split it up and have a drink in your favourite bar. The artists are thrilled to meet you,[as many as 40 artists, 28 galleries] but there is never any pressure to buy. You’ll see all types of media – oil, acrylic, water colours, photography, sculptures, jewellery, local crafts – it’s all about the art and an easy walk – and meeting friends along the way and getting to know our resident artists. Printed maps listing all the galleries are available throughout Centro or please read online.

Friday March 6, Saturday March 7, and Sunday March 8: The Second Annual San Francisco Quilt Shop Festival/Art Craft and Quilt Festival/ International Quilt Festival!  Call it what you will, last year’s festival was a great success and this year promises to be bigger and better. It takes place in Venados baseball stadium – lots of parking, handicap accessible, and a wonderful space to display all the gorgeous quilts that Linda Hannawalt and her team [plus invited guests] will be displaying. Many will be for sale too. Save the dates! [ to read all about the origins of the Quilt Shop, please click here.]

Saturday March 7: MOM, organic market, Plaza Zaragoza, 8 a.m. until noon. Today, MOM vendor Marcela de la Vega, shares her organic recipes and sauces at around 9:30 a.m. To read more about MOM and its 31 vendors please click here.

Saturday March 7: The Continentals are @ Spectaculare Event Center . Tonight you return to the 50s and 60s with music from Buddy Holly, Bobby Darin, Jerry Lee Lewis, Elvis – get out [ha!] your poodle skirts and put on your best socks to hop, swivel and submerse yourself in a night of rock and roll.

Tickets are $600 which includes a chicken dinner, an open bar – wine too, and the band, the r ‘n r starts at 6 p.m. [more details to follow] The Continentals: A tribute to early rock & roll – with Mazatlan’s premiere old-time rock ‘n roll band. Your band: Gerry Perkin [lead guitar and vocals]; Chris Buzan [guitar and vocals]; Howard Anderson [keyboard, sax and vocals], Charles Viada [bass]; Tyler Mercant [drums]  Save the date and message Tyler Merchant on FB to reserve your ticket, or you can buy them on the night of at the door – but better to reserve so organizers can plan the food etc. [Spectaculare is located on Av. Camarón Sabalo #1302 and tickets will be available there [Monday to Friday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.] as well as at Rico’s in the GZ on December 17,19, January 6,7 from 10 a.m. until noon.]

Wednesday March 11 and Thursday March 12: Twisted Mama’s Tribute show – featuring Elvis 1956 starring Matt Cage.Tribute shows have never been more popular and Cindy and her team have worked hard to bring you the very best. Tickets are $850 and included a tasty buffet, open bar and of course, the show – the bar opens at 5:45 p.m. There are package deals being offered – so to reserve and ask about a possible savings, it’s best to e mail Ocean at: twisted.ticket.booth@gmail.com

Saturday March 14: MOM, organic market, Plaza Zaragoza, 8 a.m. until noon. Today, Laura Graeff from the Marina Marmol Steakhouse will give a cooking demo around 9:30 a.m. To read more about MOM and its 31 vendors please click here.

Saturday March 14: Los Güeros Poker Run, starts at noon, followed by four other bars/restaurants. As always, everyone is welcome – bikes, motorcycles, skateboards, taxis, cars, wheelchairs, walking, do it YOUR way – $100 entry and a purchase at each establishment is a must for a roll of the dice – a bottle of water will do it, or something stronger if you desire. Help support the host restaurants, plus there’s a 50/50 raffle.

Sunday March 15: Michael Mancini and Christine Little are at the Mazatlan Comedy Club. It’s season six and the laughs just keep getting bigger and better every year. Cheryl Gaudet and her team at Playa Mazatlan have created another hilarious season for you in the Venado Salon. Our favourite ex-cop returns to Comedy Club stage; Michael Mancini is billed as the “world’s funniest cop.” With a background in law enforcement Michaels serves up a high energy, action packed show full of real life experience.”If you want a hug …call a fireman.” Christine Little says [from Voyage LA] ” … I would describe my comedy as easy-going, animated, and authentic. I’m playful with an edge. I’m pretty silly, but can say things that catch you off-guard. I’m not sure how other people would describe it, hopefully as “funny” “. Comedy festivals all over the US keep asking her to perform so her assessment must be true! Tickets are on sale now, please reserve via e mail with Ana Ramos: website@hotelplayamazatlan.com, or call 989 0555, or outside of Mexico call, 01 152 669 989 0555. Tickets this season are $700 pesos which include the delicious buffet that the Playa always serves up, an open bar, and of course, the comedy show. Doors open at 5:30 the laughs begin at 7 p.m. [Hotel Playa Mazatlan is located in the Golden Zone on Av. Playa Gaviotas #202, lots of parking, handicap accessible.]

Thursday March 19: ArtWalk in the Golden Zone! Once again, Av. Playa Gaviotas comes alive with artists who are displaying [and selling] photography, ceramics, jewellery, paintings and so much more. From noon until 4 p.m. “The Shopping and Dining District” on Playa Gaviotas also becomes a lively street art festival. It’s an afternoon delight – meet your friends, stop to have a cocktail, sample some food and perhaps buy a bauble or two! You’ll discover Oaxaca handmade items in Mazatlan4Sale [and while you are there, be sure to buy your margarita hand painted jarrito – 100% of the proceeds go the Back-to-Back Charity, drinking has never felt so good!] fascinating art at Casa Maya, and on it goes with the promise of over 30 artists.

Thursday March 19: Classical guitar recital with Marina Tomei @ Museo de Arte, 8 p.m., $150, [Museo de Arte is located on Venustanio Carranza and Sixto Osuna, ticket purchase available from Monday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.] Presented by the Sociedad de la Guitarra Mazaltan.

 

Thursday March 19 and Friday March 20: Twisted Mama’s Tribute show – featuring ABBA starring Jackie and Adrianne.Tribute shows have never been more popular and Cindy and her team have worked hard to bring you the very best. Tickets are $850 and included a tasty buffet, open bar and of course, the show – the bar opens at 5:45 p.m. There are package deals being offered – so to reserve and ask about a possible savings, it’s best to e mail Ocean at: twisted.ticket.booth@gmail.com

Saturday March 21: MOM, organic market, Plaza Zaragoza, 8 a.m. until noon. Today, it’s Lori Callahan 3rd class on the uses and benefits of essential oils at around 9:30 a.m. To read more about MOM and its 31 vendors please click here.

Friday April 3: The 14th Annual ArtWalk in Centro! Every year people look forward to meeting and greeting artists and being invited inside their art studios. As always, it’s in Centro, from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. and you can easily walk from gallery to gallery. Or split it up and have a drink in your favourite bar. The artists are thrilled to meet you,[as many as 40 artists, 28 galleries] but there is never any pressure to buy. You’ll see all types of media – oil, acrylic, water colours, photography, sculptures, jewellery, local crafts – it’s all about the art and an easy walk – and meeting friends along the way and getting to know our resident artists. Printed maps listing all the galleries are available throughout Centro or please read online.

Saturday April 9: Los Güeros Poker Run, starts at noon, followed by four other bars/restaurants. As always, everyone is welcome – bikes, motorcycles, skateboards, taxis, cars, wheelchairs, walking, do it YOUR way – $100 entry and a purchase at each establishment is a must for a roll of the dice – a bottle of water will do it, or something stronger if you desire. Help support the host restaurants, plus there’s a 50/50 raffle.

Thursday April 16:ArtWalk in the Golden Zone! Once again, Av. Playa Gaviotas comes alive with artists who are displaying [and selling] photography, ceramics, jewellery, paintings and so much more. From noon until 4 p.m. “The Shopping and Dining District” on Playa Gaviotas also becomes a lively street art festival. It’s an afternoon delight – meet your friends, stop to have a cocktail, sample some food and perhaps buy a bauble or two! You’ll discover Oaxaca handmade items in Mazatlan4Sale [and while you are there, be sure to buy your margarita hand painted jarrito – 100% of the proceeds go the Back-to-Back Charity, drinking has never felt so good!] fascinating art at Casa Maya, and on it goes with the promise of over 30 artists.

~DAILY MUSIC NOTES~

THE FAIRLY ACCURATE DAILY MUSIC SCHEDULE

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. When you phone, ask the restaurant ” a qué hora comienza tu musica? – what time does your music start, as that seems to change too!. Most of the 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:  Wingin’ It [Rob Lamonica, Lori Davidson, rock, soft jazzy music pop, ballads, English and Spanish, have a listen], Via Condotti, 6 p.m. Los Cryps, [pop, oldies, Beatles, have a listen], Lucky B’s, 7 p.m. ♦ Mr. Rio, 28/Ventiocho, 7 p.m ♦ Rafael Rodriguez, (easy/mixed, have a listen), Kelly’s Bar, Pueblo Bonito 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, [NO BASH ON DEC.31]have a listen, or read Brenster’s profile where you can hear his original jingle] [$80 cover, drinks not included; $200, non- alcoholic drinks included;  $340, all-you-can-drink.] Diego’s, 2 p.m.  Kannon,[r ‘n r, have a listen] LM Restobar, 4:30 p.m.♦ Phoenix,[country, blues, rock] Twisted Mama’s, 6 p.m. Rob Lamonica and Friends Concert Series [Rob Lamonica, Ignacio Chavez, Omar Rios – jazz, pop, ballads, varies every week have a listen] La Bohemia, 7 p.m. Rex, [r ‘n r], Lucky B’s,/Pinup’s 7 p.m.♦ Malavista S.C.,[Cuban, Latino, have a listen.] Water’s Edge, 7 p.m.  KraKen, La Catrina, 7 p.m.Kannon, GusGus GZ, 8:30 p.m. Cloakas Rock, La Cevicheria, 8:30 p.m. Alets Malafama, Cheers, 9:30 p.m. 

Wednesdays: The Truth and Friends,[oldies and goodies, Beatles, CCR, pop ++] Diego’s, 3  p.m.♦ Kannon,  La Corriente, [r’n’r, have a listen]2 p.m.♦ Rex Unplugged, Lucky B’s, 4 p.m. – 7 p.m. Phoenix [country, blues rock], Twisted Mama’s, 6 p.m. Michael & Diane, La Fábula, 6 p.m Sergio Avila [the best sax ever], Topolo, 6:30 p.m..♦ Suki & Ebano [pop, rock, ballads], Friend’s Diner, 6:30 p.m. Tanya Carrum [pop, rock, ballads, English and Spanish, have a listen], La Catrina, 6:30 p.m.♦ Rob Lamonica and Friend’s Concert Series [various every night], La Mona del Astillero[on Vicente Guerrero], 7 p.m. KraKen, [pop, r’n r, have a listen] Lucky B’s, 7 p.m. 80s Band, Macaws, 7 p.m.♦ Mari Dove Band, Veintocho/28, 7 p.m. ♦ Kannon, GusGus GZ, 8:30 p.m. (r ‘n r, have a listen) Don Cumbia, La Cevicheria, 8:30 p.m. Live music, Pedro y Lola, 8:30 p.m. Live music, La Fonda de Chalio, 8:30 p.m Alets Malafama, Cheers, 9:30 p.m.

Thursday: BBE [Beggars Banquet] Surf’s Up, 1 p.m.  have a listen] Los Cryps [oldies, Beatles, pop], Barra al Mar [BAM], 2 p.m.♦ Kannon, El Velero [Stone Island], 2:30 p.m. RIO [Rob Lamonica, Ignacio Chavez, Omar Rios – jazz, pop, ballads, “all-of-it” have a listen], La Corriente, 2 p.m. and an evening performance at Water’s Edge at 6:30 p.m.♦ Rex Unplugged, Lucky B’s, 4 p.m. – 7 p.m. Phoenix,[country, blues, rock] Twisted Mama’s, 6:30 p.m. Rafael Rodriquez [easy, have a listen], Kelly’s Bar at Pueblo Bonito Emerald Bay, 7 p.m.♦ Sergio Avila [the best sax ever], Agatha, 7 p.m. Daniel Garcia [dinner music] Gaia Bistro, 7:30 p.m.♦ Rex [r ‘n r], Lucky B’s, 8 p.m.♦ Zumo Band, La Cevicheria, 8:30 p.m. Malavista S.C.,[Cuban, Latino, have a listen.] Pedro y Lola, 8:30 p.m. Live music, La Fonda de Chalio, 9 p.m.♦ Adiccion [r ‘n roll]  LM Restobar, 9 p.m.   KraKen, Simba Sport Bar, 10 p.m. Lo que Cantamos Las Mujeres [Heidi Herrera’s band], La Bohemia, 10:30 p.m.

Fridays:  Sergio Avila [the best sax ever], El Cid Resort, La Choncha, 9 a.m. until noonRob Lamonica and Friend’s Concert Series [always varied, different talent], Diego’s, noon Los Bandits [blues, soul, funk, oldies with Lyra Curiel, vocals; Jose Luis Felix, drums; Gabriel Gaxiola Peraza, guitar; Luis Félix, bass, Diego’s, 3 p.m. Kannon, Fisherman’s Landing [was La Tortuga], 3 p.m.Reencuentros [ r’nr] LM Restobar, 6 p.m. Lori Davidson & Rob Lamonica, Wingin’ It,[ballads, soft jazzy music, Spanish and English, have a listen], La Fábula, 6 p.m. Phoenix [country, blues,rock] Twisted Mama’s, 6 p.m.♦ Los Cryps,[oldies, Beatles, have a listen] Friend’s Diner, 6 p.m. Mr. Rio, Veintiocho/28, 7 p.m. ♦ Rafael Rodriquez [easy, have a listen], Kelly’s Bar, Pueblo Bonito Emerald Bay, 7 p.m La Cura [dinner music], Gaia Bistrot, 7:30 p.m.♦ Suncai Gitano [haunting romantic beautiful Spanish ballads, have a listen], Water’s Edge, 7:30 p.m. Mandrake & The Magics, Lucky B’s, 8 p.m. ♦ KraKen, [have a listen] Las Flores Hotel, 8:30 p.m.  Live music, La Fonda de Chalio, 8:30 p.m. The GoodFellas, F.I.S.H., 8:30 p.m.♦ Fatyma y sus Karaperros, La Cevicheria, 8:30 p.m. Break, Via Condotti, 8:30 p.m.Everardo Castro [classic Mexican ballads and pop], Los Zarapas, 9 p.m.  Rex Rocks, Dugout, 9 p.m. La Rezaka, Cheers, 9:30 p.m.  Malavista SC, [Cuban, Latino, have a listen] La Fábula, 9:30 p.m. Te Para Dos /T-42 – Ruido Bar, 9:30 p.m. Adiccion [ r ‘n roll] Simba Sport Bar, 10 p.m. Vilanova, Diego’s, 10 p.m.

Saturdays: Sergio Avila [the best sax ever], El Cid Resort, La Choncha, 9 a.m. until noon Kannon, Hotel Riu,  1 p.m.♦ Rob Lamonica’s Troubadours [+Dave Oakey] +RIO [a touch of country, ballads], LM Restobar, 2:30 p.m. KraKen, Diego’s, 3 p.m. Phoenix [country, blues, rock], Twisted Mama’s, 6 p.m. Rob Lamonica’s Troubadours [+ Dave Oakey][a touch of country ++ have a listen], Macaws, 6:30 p.m.♦ Arsenio [romantic, smooth, wonderful ballads], Casa Loma, 7 p.m.Tanya Twain, Veintiocho/28, 7 p.m.♦ Tanya Carrum [ballads, pop, rock, have a listen, English and Spanish, have a listen], Water’s Edge, 7 p.m.♦ Kannon, Café Pacifico [Machado], 7:30 p.m. Rex, Lucky B’s/Pinups, 8 p.m.♦ Rafael Rodriquez, [easy, have a listen], Kelly’s Bar at Pueblo Bonito Emerald Bay, 7 p.m. Rex [ r ‘n r], Lucky B’s, 8 p.m.♦ Los Cryps,[rock n’ roll] Gaia Bistrot, 8 p.m ♦ Break, Holiday Inn Rooftop, 8 p.m. KraKen,[have a listen] Las Flores Hotel, 8:30 p.m.♦ Malavista S.C.,[Cuban, Latino, have a listen] Via Condotti, 8:30 p.m.♦ Alets Malafama, La Cevicheria, 8:30 p.m. Son de Tres,[“music to dance to”] La Catrina, 9:30 p.m.♦ ZaZ, Simba Sport Bar, 9:30 p.m. Live music [La Rezaka/Buen Trip] Cheers, 9:30 p.m.♦ Adiccion, Dugout, 10 p.m.

Sundays:  Sergio Avila [ the best sax ever], La Palapa in Torres Mazatlan, 9 a.m. until noon KraKen, Fisherman’s Landing [was La Tortuga], 2 p.m. Sergio Avila [the best sax ever], Vittore’s [Ramada Inn], 2 p.m. until 5 p.m.Marimba, Gaia Bistro, 2:30 p.m. Los Brownies, La Tostaderia del Mar, 4 p.m.♦ Reggae, Diego’s Beach House,  5 p.m.♦ Los Cryps, Barracrudas OA, 5 p.m. Gringo Locos =Sergio on the sax+ Jeff [laid-back dinner music], Twisted Mama’s, 6 p.m.♦ Rex Acoustic [Freddy, Freddy Jr, Brandon], Veintiocho Bar/28, 6 p.m. 80s Band, Macaws, 7 p.m. ♦ Rob Lamonica and Friend The Troubadours,+ Dave Oakey + RIO [have a listen] Pedro & Lola, 7 p.m. Rafael Rodriquez, Heriberto Frias, between Gaia Bistrot and Casa Canobbio, 8 p.m. [have a listen ♦ Live music La Fonda de Chalio, 8:30 p.m. Mandrake & The Magics, La Cevicheria, 8:30 p.m. La Rezaka, Cheers, 9:30 p.m. 

~ GALLERIES ~

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.

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 Made, Miquel Aleman #927 [almost at the docks], open Monday to Saturday from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. The hours reflect this is a not-for-profit gallery. Made is owned and operated by three artists: Cristiano Gabrielli [he has the Italian influence], Vanya Saavedra [dancer for Delfos] and Germán Torres. Call 669 129 1683.

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.

Escarabajo Azul, Mariana Escobedo #405 [between Athina Spa and Héctor’s Bistro] open from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Closed Sundays. It’s an eclectic gallery with jewellery, and works of art by the talented owner and [sometimes] quirky artist Agustin Castillo.

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

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

Museo Arqueológico de Mazatlan/MUSAM: 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 slowly this wonderful space has come alive. [to view Cecilia’s own artwork] [During Semana Santa/Easter/Holy Week and other National holidays] the Museo is open by appointment only – please call 669 163 0248. Due to misuse and disrespect of the bathrooms, they are no longer open to the public. You may wish to read a detailed  profile on the Museo de Arte.

The galleries are 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.  MF&T has returned with many exciting events [movies, house tours, Spanish lessons, special presentations etc. etc. ] – it’s all here.

~ ONGOING ~

[“Ongoing” covers events, tours, special stores, that don’t have dates, but days – hence they are ongoing during the season.]

Monday to Friday: Flavor Teller Street Food Tours. Tour leader Maaike Hoekstra will take you on a unique journey of Mazatlan street flavours. [“all safe and clean!” so say all of the participants]. “The Flavor Teller gave us the gift of seeing a side of Mazatlan that not many tourists get to see.” Flavor Teller is approaching its second year and is currently #1 on Trip Advisor in this category. The tour leaves the Plazuela Machado at 10 a.m. and returns around 1 p.m.  Be sure to visit the website.

Learn the Tango in Mazatlan

Learn to tango with Dalila Garcia. Please give Dalila a call [she speaks English] for more information – 644 420 4044.or e mail: d76lila@hotmail.com

Dalila is giving lessons all year round. The venues change, give her a call!

Poster about English Spanish conversation club.

Conversational English and Spanish. English speakers help Spanish speakers and vice-versa. Fun conversation at Rico’s in GZ, every Tuesday. All free, please buy a drink, a small dinner, at a 20% discount.

Music Circle Jam: 3 p.m. – 5 pm @ El Recreo. ” A free event – Announcing the return of the music circle jam Sunday afternoons. Bring your acoustic instrument to play & sing folk/country/blues/popular songs with others who are musically inclined. Pros and hobby musicians both, song sheets to share are welcome but not necessary. Bring your favorite beverage, alcohol or non.  See you then! For info contact: Jack Singer via email singerjack@hotmail.com”

La Catrina Food and Craft Market – every Wednesday from 9 a.m. to noon, Camarón Sábalo #2024, 669 916 0116.Mazatlan Organic Market Logo

Organic Market: every Saturday until April, Plaza Zaragoza, 8 a.m. until noon. Please bring cloth bags to carry your produce home and small change for the vendors.

La Beth’s Bazaar & Bohemian Boutique,  – open now in Centro on the Corner of Constitución and Benito Juarez [kitty-corner to Topolo Restaurant.]. The hours: Tuesday – Thursday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Fridays – 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.[ So what is so special about LaBeth’s Bazaar and Bohemian Boutique? “Besides all the gorgeous new clothes that are as colorful as Mexico, and fun to wear even in warm weather, vintage purses that are all the rage, short kaftans, long kaftans, jeweled kaftans, Palazzo pants that are breezy colorful and ohhh so light, brightly colored wrap skirts that are reversible, ruffled skirts, cotton skirts, wonderful manta crop tops and short jackets… all these things are wonderful, but what makes LaBeth’s really special is the fact that 20% of proceeds go to Hogar San Pablo Boys Home.There was a need to assist the Boys’ Home when the bingo and various pot- luck events ended. I offered to take up the slack and help provide toiletries that are in constant need with 37 boys. My lovely boutique is in its 3rd year – and fortunately, it has provided the Boys’ Home with much needed items. Please come by and shop and donate at the same time; I truly offer feel good shopping!”]