~Angela Peralta Theater~
The Angela Peralta is located on Carnaval, in the Plazuela Machado, Centro. The box office is open Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and open -if there is an event -on Sunday. Please call ahead to be sure it’s open – 982 4444 ext. 103. Due to Covid-19, 150 tickets will be available for sale and all Covid protocols will be followed – please arrive at the theater earlier than usual for temperature taking, hand sanitizer etc. etc. Face masks are mandatory inside the theater as well. Tickets for Casa Haas must be bought at the box office, – and only 50 tickets will be available. Casa Haas is located on Mariano Escobedo [across from Héctor’s Bistro] at the corner of Heriberto Frias. Casa Haas is also following all Covid-19 protocols. Unfortunately, tickets can still not be purchased online.
Friday July 23: Concert Cornisimo: a piano and horn recital featuring Maestro Sergio Freeman on the piano, Victor Villalobos on the violin, and Alfredo Fenollosa on the horn. The program includes composers – Strauss, Holliger and Mozart. Casa Haas, 7:30 p.m., $100.
Wednesday, September 15: El Grito, Independence Day, the evening. Mexico celebrates 211 years of independence. In 2020, this important event was honoured virtually – as we were smack in the middle of the Covid pandemic. While the pandemic is far from over, the government has hinted that this year’s El Grito will be proceeding with “an abundance of caution.” The fiesta takes place 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 Mazatlan’s Mayor Luis Guillermo “El Quimico” Benitez Torres. 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 party you’ll be safe responding with two words: Viva Mexico! While the Grito starts close to midnight all the musical guests begin at 6 p.m. The program is always exciting with many musical acts – and often a famous headliner – and there’s always a glorious display of fireworks to close the celebration.
Thursday September 16th “is the real date of Mexican independence” – Thursday is a national holiday – banks, schools, government offices etc. will be closed.
Thursday September 30: Baseball! The Revenge of the Pickles: The Portland Pickles vs The Venados, game starts at 7 p.m, gates open at 5 p.m. It’s free! For all the details please click here.
Friday October 8, Saturday October 9, Sunday October 10: The Mazatlan Jazz Festival. You may never have heard of Harold G. Becks – a native of Los Angeles – but he has certainly heard of Mazatlan. Heard of it? He loves Mazatlan! Harold and his wife, Dr. Gail Jackson, have been holidaying in Mazatlan for many years at Pueblo Bonito, Emerald Bay. Harold and Gail are both jazz enthusiasts and they have attended many international outstanding jazz events as well as going on jazz cruises. And now finally, Harold has been able to combine his two greatest loves: jazz and his beloved vacation spot, Mazatlan.
Harold and his team have organized chartered planes out of LA, he’s designed the all-inclusive packages for this three-day jazz extravaganza, and booked the world’s finest jazz musicians. Becks did not choose Cabo, or PV oh no, he chose the destination and the hotel he knows his sophisticated friends and audience will appreciate.
Harold was savvy enough to collaborate with co-producer Simon Lynds, a full-time Mazatlan resident. Together, they will bring this exciting event to fruition. Together, they will be introducing Mazatlan to at least 400 Americans who are craving a beach destination and three nights of smooth jazz. Together, they will be shining a light on all the wonderful things [shopping, fishing, surfing, golfing, lounging, swimming, drinking, touring, eating] that Mazatlan has to offer.
The Mazatlan Jazz Festival is currently being sold exclusively out of the United States as all-inclusive packages. Sales are brisk as people are seeking what the industry is calling “revenge travel” – “I need to see and hear something new.” Simon and Harold are in constant communication regarding sales – if there are single tickets to be sold to jazz fans in Mazatlan, Lynds said that information should be available in August. Thank you Harold and Gail for choosing Mazatlan. We can’t wait to welcome you, your friends and all the musicians. [so far: Peter White, Euge Groove, Marion Meadows, Jackiem Joyner, DW3, Don “The 1” Bell, Johnny Britt, singer Rebecca Jones and sax player Eric Darius.]
Tuesday November 2: Callejoneada del Dia de Muertos, Day of the Dead parade: the celebrations of this important night [research claims this day has been honoured for 3000 years in Mexico] happen tonight. Monday November 1 is a day and night reserved to respect children who have died and families spend the time visiting them in the cemeteries or at personal altars. November 2 is to honour adult but it’s a more robust celebration, a joyous evening. Create a costume, apply that all-important make-up and follow the parade! The parade route will most likely start at 8 p.m. at the Plazuela Republica [Town Hall] and goes along Angel Flores, south on Olas Altas to Miguel Aleman, north on Venustiano Carranza [past the Museo de Arte] up Sixto Osuna and finishes in the Plazuela Machado. [to be confirmed.]
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.” [perhaps you’d like to read a more in-depth article on the history of Dia de Muertos.] [ there’s also a fascinating article on a group of women, “the paper flower artists”, who make divine paper flowers, only during Dia de Muertos.] There will be constant surprises on the streets, in the Machado, in the Angela Peralta Theatre and in the Museo de Arte. The Museo will be displaying its annual large woodcut banners on cloth and on paper at 9 p.m.
Thursday December 23: Tanya Carrum’s Christmas Enchantment: ONLY 8 TICKETS LEFT. One of Mazatlan’s most popular and versatile singers is inviting you to a very special Christmas evening at Club Britania. The event space has been transformed into a small Mexican village with fairy lights and like all Mexican villages, there is a dance floor! Stars will be on stage and in the sky – it’s an open air venue. Tanya has invited guest singers to accompany her on the stage. There will also be a contemporary dance performance featuring her brother – Omar Carrum and his dance troupe. This is an elegant affair so please dress accordingly – no t shirts, shorts or flip flops! You may have seen an earlier poster with VIP tables – they’ve already sold out! However, the design of the room allows all the tables to have a great view of the stage. Your $750 ticket includes the show, a divine dinner and an open bar. It is recommended that you reserve now: contact Tanya Carrum through her FB page, or via WhatsApp +52 669 925 7523 or e mail, firstname.lastname@example.org and Tanya will direct you to her PayPal account, or if you are in Mazatlan she will deliver your tickets and accept your pesos. The show starts at 6 p.m. Club Britania is located on Ave.Universidad #301.
Wednesday January 12 and Thursday January 13: Linda Ronstadt tribute show @ Twisted Mama’s. Save the date!
Wednesday January 19 and Thursday January 20: Johnny Cash [a younger version] tribute show @ Twisted Mama’s. Save the date!.
Saturday January 22: The Continentals are back with Sock Hop Saturday Night @ Spectaculare. The Continentals are excited to be performing the greatest hits from the 50s and 60s and this year the band features the incomparable Tanya Carrum singing many of the hits made popular by female artists from those years – such as the Shirelles, The Ronettes, The Vandellas and Dusty Springfield.The dine and dance times and prices will be announced closer to show dates.
Wednesday January 26 and Thursday January 27: Patsy Cline tribute show @ Twisted Mama’s. Save the date!
Wednesday February 2 and Thursday February 3: Rod Stewart tribute show @ Twisted Mama’s. Save the date!
Saturday February 12: The Continentals are back with Sock Hop Saturday Night @ Spectaculare. The Continentals are excited to be performing the greatest hits from the 50s and 60s and this year the band features the incomparable Tanya Carrum singing many of the hits made popular by female artists from those years – such as the Shirelles, The Ronettes, The Vandellas and Dusty Springfield.The dine and dance times and prices will be announced closer to show dates.
Wednesday February 16 and Thursday February 17: Bruce Springsteen tribute show @ Twisted Mama’s. Does The Boss know? OMG. Save the date!
Wednesday February 23 and Thursday February 24: Freddie Mercury tribute show @ Twisted Mama’s. Save the date!
Thursday February 24 – Tuesday March 1, Carnaval 2022, it’s back – bigger and better than ever! Please click here for the preliminary calendar.
Wednesday March 2 and Thursday March 3: Shania Twine tribute show @ Twisted Mama’s. Save the date!
Saturday March 5: The Continentals are back with Sock Hop Saturday Night @ Spectaculare. The Continentals are excited to be performing the greatest hits from the 50s and 60s and this year the band features the incomparable Tanya Carrum singing many of the hits made popular by female artists from those years – such as the Shirelles, The Ronettes, The Vandellas and Dusty Springfield.The dine and dance times and prices will be announced closer to show dates.
Wednesday March 9 and Thursday March 10: Tom Petty tribute show @ Twisted Mama’s. Save the date!
~DAILY MUSIC NOTES~
THE ALMOST ACCURATE MUSIC SCHEDULE
Due the coronavirus, the city is discouraging large social gatherings and is encouraging social distancing – it’s entirely up to the venues and how individuals feel about getting together.
It’s summer! The music is on and off – be sure to check out the venue’s FB page some of the bands take last-minute private gigs. Many of your groups are on The Bandstand, please click here to listen. To avoid disappointment call ahead to double check if your band is playing.
Mondays: Leslie [singer from Kraken] and Mr. Rio, Veintiocho Bar, 7 p.m. ♦ Cura Versátil [romantic duo], Gaia Bistrot and Casa de Cannobio, 8 p.m ♦ Kannon [hard r ‘n r heavy metal], GusGus GZ, 8:30 p.m.
Tuesdays: Dario Avila & Manuel Rosete[ guitars, “Collateral Manouche”‘gypsy sounds, haunting ballads], Mano Santa, 8 p.m. ♦ Cura Versátil[romantic duo],Gaia Bistrot and Casa de Cannobio, 8 p.m.♦ Kannon [ r ‘n r’], GusGus GZ, 8:30 p.m. [Brenster’s Beach Bash returns in November, if Brenster is new to you: have a listen, or read Brenster’s profile where you can hear his original jingle] $100 cover, drinks not included; $250, non- alcoholic drinks included; $400, all-you-can-drink- alcohol! Read all about the new and improved Diego’s Beach & Grill. Bloggers, Kashlee and Trevor who have attended the Bash many times have this to say ]
Wednesdays: Kannon [ r’nr], La Corriente, 2:30 p.m. ♦ Live music [varies] El Shrimp Bucket, 4 p.m. ♦ Rafael Rodriquez[to read more about Rafael -romantic ballads, English and Spanish, have a listen] La Palapa Restaurant , Hotel Torres, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. ♦Live music[varies] Veintiocho, 28, 7 p.m.♦ Live Music [varies] Lucky B’s, 7 p.m.♦ Live Music, [varies] Water’s Edge, 7 p.m. ♦ Live music, La Fabula, Centro, 7 p.m.♦Cura Versátil[romantic duo]Gaia Bistrot and Casa de Cannobio, 8 p.m. ♦ Kannon [hard r ‘n r], GusGus GZ, 8:30 p.m. ♦ Rex [ r ‘n r] Cheers Restobar, 9:30 p.m. ♦ Los Greentails [reggae], Simba Sport Bar, 9:30 p.m.
Thursdays: Mauricio Rockdriguez, [guitar and vocals], Balché, 3 p.m.- 5 p.m. ♦ Rafael Rodriquez, [to read more about Rafael – romantic ballads, English and Spanish, have a listen], Fishermans Mazatlan Seafood Restaurant [669 114 6022], 4 p.m. – 7 p.m.♦ Rafael Rodriquez[ to read more about Rafael -romantic ballads, English and Spanish, have a listen] Kelly’s, Hotel Pueblo Bonito Emerald Bay, 6:30 p.m.♦ Mauricio Rockdriquez [oldies, pop], El Presidio, 7p.m.♦ Los Cryps [r ‘n ‘r, oldies], Asi es [the new “market along Olas Altas], 7 p.m ♦Cura Versatil [English and Spanish ballads], Gaia Bistrot and Casa de Cannobio, 8 p.m. ♦ KraKen [rock,pop, have a listen], Pinup’s/Lucky B’s 7:30 p.m. ♦ Live music,[often Malavista S.C.] Pedro y Lola, 8:30 p.m.♦ Kannon, [r ‘n r] GusGus GZ, 8:30 p.m.♦ Live music, Cheers Restobar, 9 p.m. .♦ Las Chelas, Todos Santos Mariscos Bar, 9 p.m. ♦ La Rezaka, [r ‘n r]Balché, 9 p.m. ♦ Don Gato [ r ‘n r], Simba Sport Bar, 10 p.m.
Fridays: Rex Unplugged, Veintiocho Bar, 4 p.m. ♦Ignacio Chávez [Nacho, solo jazz guitar,] Gaia Bistrot, 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.♦ Acústico Borjórquez, Barra al Mar [BAM], 6 P.M.♦ Malavista SC, [Cuban and Latino quartet, have a listen] Belisario Brunch and Grill, 7 p.m. and a second gig at 9 p.m., La Fabula Centro♦ La Roots, Asi Es, 7 p.m. ♦ Las Chelas, [rock/pop] 28/Veintiocho, 8 p.m. ♦ Alets Malafama, El Shrimp Bucket, 8 p.m.♦ Rafael Rodriquez, [to read more about Rafael – romantic ballads, English and Spanish, have a listen] Gaia Bistrot and Casa de Cannobio, 8 p.m.♦ Live music – Don Gato “live rockfest”, Lucky B’s, 8 p.m.♦ Mandrake and the Magics, Balché, 8 p.m. ♦ Luis Enrique, Via Condotti, 8 p.m.♦ Live music, Pedro y Lola, 8:30 p.m.♦ Everardo Castro, [Mexican ballads, pop], Los Zarapes, 9 p.m.♦ La Rezaka, Cheers, Restobar 9 p.m. ♦ Kannon [r ‘n r, heavy metal], Simba Sport Bar, 9:30 p.m.♦ KraKen [ r n’r], La Catrina, 9:30 p.m.♦ Malavista SC, [Cuban and Latino quartet, have a listen] La Fábula Centro, 10 p.m.♦ Los Bandits, [oldies but goodies] German Garden, 10 p.m.
Saturdays: Los Brownies [reggae], Surf’s Up, 1 p.m. ♦ Live music [varies], Que Pasa Catina, 2 p.m. – 5 p.m. ♦Kraken,[r ‘n r] Barra al Mar, 4 p.m. – 7 p.m.♦Live music, [varies] El Shrimp Bucket, 4 p.m. on.♦ Rafael Rodriquez [ to read more about Rafael -romantic ballads, English and Spanish, have a listen] Kelly’s, Hotel Pueblo Bonito Emerald Bay, 7 p.m.♦ Don Gato Rock Band, Asi Es, 7 p.m.♦ Phoenix, Veintiocho Bar,/28 7 p.m.♦ Arsenio [Mazatlan’s Frank Sinatra, bilingual crooner], Casa Loma, 7 p.m.♦ Los Cryps [oldies, Beatles, have a listen] Gaia Bistrot and Casa Cannobio, 8 p.m.♦ Las Chelas, El Cid, Castilla, 8 p.m.♦ Kannon [hard rock heavy metal] Plazuela Machado, 8 p.m. ♦ Mandrake & The Magics [SKA/rock], Pinups,/Lucky B’s, 8 p.m.♦ Kraken, [r n’n r], Balché, 9 p.m.♦ Borjorquez, Los Zarapes, 9 p.m. ♦ Live Music [often Pacific Beat ++], La Fabula Centro, 9 p.m.♦ La Rezaka [r ‘n r], Cheers Restobar, 9 p.m. ♦ Alets Malafama, Tritón Sea Food, 9 p.m..♦ KraKen,[ r ‘n r] Balché, 9;30 p.m.♦ ZaZ, [pop, rock, ballads, have a listen] Simba Sport Bar, 9:30 p.m. ♦
Sundays:Everardo Castro, [Mexican ballads, pop], Los Zarapes,3 p.m., – 7 p.m.♦ Live music, El Shrimp Bucket, noon – 4 p.m. ♦ KraKen [r ‘n roll, have a listen], Que Pasa Catina, 3 p.m. – 6 p.m.♦ La Roots Band, [reggae] Barra al Mar [BAM], 3 p.m. – 6 p.m.♦ Rex Unplugged, Veintiocho Bar,/28 , 4 p.m. ♦ Rootsterford/Los Brownies [reggae], Shrimp Bucket, 7 p.m. ♦ La Roots, Asi Es, 7 p.m.♦ Live music, Pedro y Lola, 7 p.m.♦ Live music, usually Rootsterford [reggae], El Shrimp Bucket, 7 p.m. ♦ Rafael Rodriquez [to read more about Rafael – troubadour, ballads, romantic songs in English and Spanish, have a listen], Gaia Bistrot and Casa de Cannobio, 8 p.m ♦ Malavista SC, [Cuban and Latino quartet, have a listen] Via Condotti, 8 p.m.♦ Mr. Rio & Hirman, Veintiocho, 8 p.m.♦La Rezaka [hard r ‘n r], Cheers Restobar, 9 p.m. ♦ Live music, La Catedral, 9 p.m ♦
~ GALLERIES ~
Angela Peralta Theatre Galleries: [re-opened on October 16, social distancing and masks required.] 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.
Gaia Bistrot Gallery: Plazuela Machado, Heriberto Frias and Sixto Osuna, open every day at 4 p.m.
Galeria Baupres: Heriberto Frias #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.
Mind Your Head Gallery, [opened in July 2021], also known as, Región Trópico, on Carnaval #1511 [just north of Angle Flores], a contemporary art gallery. With the pandemic the gallery MAY be open Thursdays and Friday from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. and on Saturdays from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. You are invited to call 669 148 0898 to make an appointment – some Spanish will be required.
Museo Arqueológico de Mazatlan/MUSAM: CLOSED until further notice… 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: As of February 2021 small groups are allowed in the Museo to see the exhibits. All Covid protocols must be followed please – face masks and social distancing. For information in English or French please call 669 163 0248. The Museo is open on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Museo will be closed from July 17 until August 9 for summer holidays. 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] 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 will return in November 2021 – it’s all here. Be sure to stay current by visiting http://mazact.com,