Arts and Entertainment Calendar

Around Town, Daily Music, Galleries and Ongoing.

Live transmission of the Dia de Muertos – Metamorphosis: Myths and Legends of Mexico – celebrations on FB, Cultura TV, 6 p.m., Monday November 2.

~Angela Peralta Theater~

The Angela Peralta is located on Carnaval, in the Plazuela Machado, Centro. The box office is open Monday to Saturday from noon to 7 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. Masks are mandatory inside the theater as well. Ticket prices are between $200 – $350. Tickets for Casa Haas must be bought at the box office, all performances are $100 – and only 50 tickets will be available. Casa Haas is also following all Covid-19 protocols. Unfortunately, tickets can still not be purchased online.

Friday November 6: Ballet Rehearsals, función de Ballet, “ensayos”, 8 p.m. [due to social distancing expect solos and duos vignettes.

Saturday November 14: Selected pieces from Donizetti’s opera, L’elisir d’amor, la opera Elixir de Amor by the opera student ensemble, 8 p.m.

Friday November 20: Devenir – dance performance from the students of EPDM,[ our contemporary dance company], 8 p.m.

Wednesday November 25: Cello and Jazz Concert, 8 p.m.

Friday November 27: Ballet Folclórico’s “sound of my land”/ al son de mi tierra – always colourful and full of energy with many costume changes that represent different state traditions and dances..8 p.m.

Thursday December 3: save the date, opera is on the way! Details to follow. 8 p.m.

Friday December 11, Saturday December 12, Sunday December 13: Christmas ballet performances, perhaps some pieces from the Nutcracker, more details to follow. [no full-on productions due to social distancing] 8 p.m.

Friday December 18, Saturday December 19, and Sunday December 20: Gala Navideña, annual Christmas Concert – most likely a scaled- back version due to social distancing but it’s bound to put you in the holiday spirit. It’s always a fun and joyous concert. 8 p.m.

~Around Town~ 

dogs with pink hat

 

On now until Wednesday October 28, – 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., and 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. The 8th Annual Steamroller Event.This is the time of year when artists come together and create giant woodblock prints that are steamrolled onto cloth and paper banners for Dia de Muertos. Due to the pandemic, you can see the gorgeous banners hanging inside and outside the Museo de Arte in small groups on Monday November 2 by sending an e mail to: museoartemazatlan@culturasinaloa.gob.mx. [By sending an e mail the Museo can control the number of people.]  steamroller eventThe image is carved into the wood, then heavy black ink is rolled on – artists not only have to be creative but they also have to be strong.Wood cutting isn’t for sissies!  The theme Anima, Animus, Animiso represents man, woman, our souls, we are all one and we share  a common problem and encourage respect for humanity.You can see the artists in action from October 23 to October 28, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and again from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. It all gets rolling [yes, there is real steamroller because that’s how you have to get the image onto cloth or paper.] in front of the Museo on Venustiano Carranza and Sixto Osuna.

Swing by when you can, to support this effort led by Cecilia Sánchez Duarte [director of the Museo de Arte] and a respected artist] and applaud all the 26 participating artists who are making this special night as memorable as possible. This year is different from all others but artists will never stop creating these stunning, haunting huge banners.[all Covid-19 protocols will be followed.]

Monday November 2: Dia de Muertos, Day of the Dead- virtual: On September 29, 2020 Cultura announced that the Dia de Muertos would be virtual. You will be able to watch the celebrations that Cultura creates online, at 6 p.m. [FB Cultura tv.] Many families are grieving and will build their altars in their homes and apartments. If public spaces are open, please do pay your respects to their altars.  Of all nights, this is a night when everyone quietly utters “we see you.” If you are new to Mazatlan perhaps you would like to read an in-depth article on the history of Dia de Muertos. There is also a fascinating article on a group of women, “the paper flower artists”, who create divine paper flowers, only for Dia de Muertos. Of all the traditions in Mexico, Dia de Muertos may offer some peace of mind to those celebrating the lives of their loved ones.  Don’t forget to visit the Museo de Arte [on Venustaniano Carranza and Sixto Osuna] and look at their gorgeous giant cloth and paper Dia de Muetros -themed banners. 

Friday November 6 : The 14th /15th Annual ArtWalk in Centro! In January 2021 it will be the 15th year for Centro’s popular ArtWalk. Every year we look forward to this monthly event; this year will be no exception, except of course, everyone must follow the Covid-19 protocols. Masks are required in all studios and spaces. Artists are thrilled to be displaying their works -be it paintings, photography, water colours, sculptures or jewllery – please respect their health and yours by wearing a mask. As always, it’s a free self-guided tour 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. After this covid summer the bars and restaurants would so welcome your support – they are all prepped and ready to serve you – safely. Artists will give you virtual hugs for taking the time to see their latest creations. In late October printed maps with the artists and galleries will be available – and will be online – so you can plot your route.

Monday November 9 – Friday November 20: Buen Fin!  This is annual 12-day sale that retailers offer customers. Often there are deep discounts on appliances, electronics and stores offer from 10% to 50% off on clothes, mattresses, bedding, housewares, shoes -just about everything. It was created to kick- start the Christmas season and to give Mexicans a chance to buy items at a less expensive price.This year, with Covid-19, it has a double meaning and retailers hope to lure customers back into the stores [masks are mandatory as is social distancing in the smaller stores] and to begin shopping once more.

Thursday November 12: Homage to José Alfredo Jiménez – a Mexican singer songwriter [1926 -1973], free at the cliff divers square/Sánchez Taboada, 6:30 p.m.

Wednesday November 18: Piano and clarinet recital with the talented Sergio Freeman, Casa Haas, 8 p.m. $100

Thursday November 19: Guitar Recital with Omán Kaminsky. The concert will take place in the new  working co-op space, Socixl.colab [beside El Recreo], on Constitución #207. Face masks and social distancing are mandatory. Get your tickets at www.guitarramazatlan.org/en/tickets-2/.  Live ticket price is $149.Or chose to buy your ticket online and listen to the concert from the comfort of your home. Digital ticket price is $59 and it’s streaming from tv.guitarramazatlan.org. Or buy your ticket at the box office at Socixl, Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Or e mail: hola@guitarramazatlan.org. The performance begins at 8 p.m. Omán will also perform this concert on Sunday November 26 at noon.

Thursday November 26: American Thanksgiving 

& Thanksgiving dinner @ Twisted Mama’s: five seatings available – 2 p.m., 3:30 p.m, 5 p.m., 6:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. $365, table service but it’s still all you can eat turkey dinner with all the trimmings. Please reserve: 669 129 2021, 669 276 0677 or e mail: twisted_mamas@hotmail.com

Thursday November 26: Brenster  presents “The Stories Behind the Songs.” @ Diego’s Beach & Grill. What better way to celebrate Thanksgiving than with Canadian award-winning singer-songwriter Brent McAthey, The Brenster, who shares his stories, his inspirations and the reason his songs were written. This intimate dinner show is a chance to see Brenster up-close and personal [kind of like “Springsteen on Broadway”] and it’s also a CD release party for A Simpler Life. People who attended a similar show in August had this to say; “We loved the intimacy of this show at Diego’s. We love the Beach Bash too, but this was really something special, we’ll be going to every one he does like this in the future”… “a first-class evening, great service, food, atmosphere with a fantastic sunset on top of some great stories and songs…” “so cool to hear Brenster tell us what inspired his songs, I’ll be listening to them differently from now on.” It wouldn’t be a traditional Thanksgiving without Chef Diego Becerra’s gourmet turkey dinner as only Diego can prepare it: salad – fresh spinach, mixed lettuce, roasted walnut brittle, sliced apples, with a blue cheese and balsamic vinaigrette dressing; the main event – roast turkey with gravy, cranberries, bread stuffing sweet potato mash or mashed potatoes and sautéed vegetables and, of course, pumpkin pie for dessert. Your $750 peso ticket includes this unique show with original songs, a delicious turkey dinner, four drinks [beer, wine, domestic alcohol or soft drinks] and $50 pesos of your ticket is donated to the Mazatlan Food Bank. You’ll have the time of your life AND be giving back to a worthy cause. One catch – there are only 100 seats available, and your ticket can be purchased now at Diego’s Beach & Grill, La Florida #100 Sabalo – from Tuesday to Sunday, 9 -9. The Stories behind the Songs starts at 4:30 p.m. All Covid-19 protocols are followed, and it’s a maximum of six people per table. [if you’d like to learn more about Chef Diego Becerra and his restaurant, please click here.]

Beach Seekers logo

Thursday December 3: Charity Event for Refugio Mazatlan, sponsored by Friends Diner, Venados Booster Club and Beach Seekers Band. This rock ‘n roll party gets started at 2 p.m. and goes until 5 p.m. You certainly don’t want to miss out on a chance to have a blast and help out the young boys of Refugio. The Venados Booster Club and Friends Diner hope this fundraiser will encourage you to donate some much needed items for Refugio Mazatlán.Refugio Mazatlan Refugio Mazatlán is a free home for boys ages 12-17 who are homeless, orphaned, neglected, abused or live in poverty. Refugio provides support for boys who might not otherwise be able to attend school. The boys are in need of lots of soap, cleaning products [Fabuloso, bleach, powdered laundry detergent], personal hygiene products [toothpaste, deodorant, hand soaps, shaving cream, etc], and toilet paper. Cash donations are welcomed too! [Please visit refugiomazatlan.org for more information.]

The fabulous Beach Seekers Band [who donate their time and enthusiasm] will have you singing Venados booster Clubalong to all your favourite rock and roll tunes plus the Venados Booster Club have an exciting afternoon planned for you as well. There will be some surprise guests and a Venados player’s jersey will be raffled off to a lucky fan [you must be present to win], along with a 50/50 cash raffle draw.

Because of social distancing tables for the event are limited, so please reserve early by contacting Friends Diner via Facebook Messenger or via WhatsApp: 669 101 3868.

 

[Friends Diner is located on Laguna #300, and is open every day from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. If you are unable to attend this wonderful event, but want to donate money or items, Friends will gladly accept your donation. If you are in Centro, or passing through and not wishing to attend a public event – Refugio suggests this for donations:If people would like to drop off donations at Refugio someone is there 24/7.  Weekdays are better than weekends. The address is Calle Antonio Rosales #1105, Col. Centro.  This is the link to their list of current needs:   https://www.refugiomazatlan.org/current-needs  Monetary donations (credit card/PayPal) can be made via their website:  https://www.refugiomazatlan.org/sponsor .We can provide a tax receipt for US donors.  We are also able to accept donations with Canadian or Mexican tax receipts – donors should contact: nicole.refugiomazatlan@gmail.com. if you wish to donate that way.]

 

Friday December 4: The 14th /15th Annual ArtWalk in Centro! In January 2021 it will be the 15th year for Centro’s popular ArtWalk. Every year we look forward to this monthly event; this year will be no exception, except of course, everyone must follow the Covid-19 protocols. Masks are required in all studios and spaces. Artists are thrilled to be displaying their works -be it paintings, photography, water colours, sculptures or jewllery – please respect their health and yours by wearing a mask. As always, it’s a free self-guided tour 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. After this covid summer the bars and restaurants would so welcome your support – they are all prepped and ready to serve you – safely. Artists will give you virtual hugs for taking the time to see their latest creations. In late October printed maps with the artists and galleries will be available – and will be online – so you can plot your route.

The annual Pacific Marathon/gran maratón: usually held in late November has been cancelled due to Covid-19. It would have been the 22nd year. The sponsor, Venados say “we hope to see you in 2021.”

Thursday December 10: Guitar Recital with Marina Tomei – Marina is back by popular demand! The concert will take place in the new  working co-op space, Socixl.colab [beside El Recreo], on Constitución #207. Face masks and social distancing are mandatory. Get your tickets at www.guitarramazatlan.org/en/tickets-2/.  Live ticket price is $149.Or chose to buy your ticket online and listen to the concert from the comfort of your home. Digital ticket price is $59 and it’s streaming from tv.guitarramazatlan.org. Or buy your ticket at the box office at Socixl, Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Or e mail: hola@guitarramazatlan.org. The performance begins at 8 p.m.  Marina will also perform this concert on Sunday December 13 at noon.

Friday January 8: The 15th Annual ArtWalk in Centro!  Every year we look forward to this monthly event; this year will be no exception, except of course, everyone must follow the Covid-19 protocols. Masks are required in all studios and spaces. Artists are thrilled to be displaying their works -be it paintings, photography, water colours, sculptures or jewllery – please respect their health and yours by wearing a mask. As always, it’s a free self-guided tour 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. After this covid summer the bars and restaurants would so welcome your support – they are all prepped and ready to serve you – safely. Artists will give you virtual hugs for taking the time to see their latest creations. In late October printed maps with the artists and galleries will be available – and will be online – so you can plot your route.

Thursday January 21: Guitar Recital with Alberto Quintanilla.The concert will take place in the new  working co-op space, Socixl.colab [beside El Recreo], on Constitución #207. Face masks and social distancing are mandatory. Get your tickets at www.guitarramazatlan.org/en/tickets-2/.  Live ticket price is $149.Or chose to buy your ticket online and listen to the concert from the comfort of your home. Digital ticket price is $59 and it’s streaming from tv.guitarramazatlan.org. Or buy your ticket at the box office at Socixl, Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Or e mail: hola@guitarramazatlan.org. The performance begins at 8 p.m. Alberto will also perform this concert on Sunday January 24 at noon.

Friday February 5: The 15th Annual ArtWalk in Centro!  Every year we look forward to this monthly event; this year will be no exception, except of course, everyone must follow the Covid-19 protocols. Masks are required in all studios and spaces. Artists are thrilled to be displaying their works -be it paintings, photography, water colours, sculptures or jewllery – please respect their health and yours by wearing a mask. As always, it’s a free self-guided tour 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. After this covid summer the bars and restaurants would so welcome your support – they are all prepped and ready to serve you – safely. Artists will give you virtual hugs for taking the time to see their latest creations. In late October printed maps with the artists and galleries will be available – and will be online – so you can plot your route.

Thursday February 11 to Tuesday February 16: Carnaval 2021.  Click here for early details.

Thursday February 18: Guitar Recital with Mariana Argueta. The concert will take place in the new  working co-op space, Socixl.colab [beside El Recreo], on Constitución #207. Face masks and social distancing are mandatory. Get your tickets at www.guitarramazatlan.org/en/tickets-2/.  Live ticket price is $149.Or chose to buy your ticket online and listen to the concert from the comfort of your home. Digital ticket price is $59 and it’s streaming from tv.guitarramazatlan.org. Or buy your ticket at the box office at Socixl, Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Or e mail: hola@guitarramazatlan.org. The performance begins at 8 p.m. Mariana will also perform this concert on Sunday February 21 at noon.

Friday March 5: The 15th Annual ArtWalk in Centro!  Every year we look forward to this monthly event; this year will be no exception, except of course, everyone must follow the Covid-19 protocols. Masks are required in all studios and spaces. Artists are thrilled to be displaying their works -be it paintings, photography, water colours, sculptures or jewllery – please respect their health and yours by wearing a mask. As always, it’s a free self-guided tour 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. After this covid summer the bars and restaurants would so welcome your support – they are all prepped and ready to serve you – safely. Artists will give you virtual hugs for taking the time to see their latest creations. In late October printed maps with the artists and galleries will be available – and will be online – so you can plot your route.

Thursday March 18: Guitar Recital with Daniel Torres.The concert will take place in the new  working co-op space, Socixl.colab [beside El Recreo], on Constitución #207. Face masks and social distancing are mandatory. Get your tickets at www.guitarramazatlan.org/en/tickets-2/.  Live ticket price is $149.Or chose to buy your ticket online and listen to the concert from the comfort of your home. Digital ticket price is $59 and it’s streaming from tv.guitarramazatlan.org. Or buy your ticket at the box office at Socixl, Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Or e mail: hola@guitarramazatlan.org. The performance begins at 8 p.m. Daniel will also perform this concert on Sunday March 21 at noon.

Friday April 2: The 15th Annual ArtWalk in Centro!  Every year we look forward to this monthly event; this year will be no exception, except of course, everyone must follow the Covid-19 protocols. Masks are required in all studios and spaces. Artists are thrilled to be displaying their works -be it paintings, photography, water colours, sculptures or jewllery – please respect their health and yours by wearing a mask. As always, it’s a free self-guided tour 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. After this covid summer the bars and restaurants would so welcome your support – they are all prepped and ready to serve you – safely. Artists will give you virtual hugs for taking the time to see their latest creations. In late October printed maps with the artists and galleries will be available – and will be online – so you can plot your route.

~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.

 

 Most of the restaurants and bars are listed in The Directory, click here for address, opening hours and phone numbers – or, if you prefer, check out the venue’s FB page. 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, 6 p.m. ♦ Pedro Sarabia [soft sax], Gaia Bistrot and Casa de Cannobio, 8 p.m. ♦ Kannon [hard r ‘n r heavy metal], GusGus GZ, 8:30 p.m.

Tuesdays:  Brenster’s Beach Bash returns November 3. Reservations are a must and please do via: Brenster’s Facebook page  OR you may e mail your reservation request to: brensterinmexico@hotmail.com. Doors open at 1 p.m, the show is from 2:15 to 6 p.m. Because of social distancing = less tables, you must be at your table by 2:30 or risk losing your reservation. [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 four times have this to say Pedro Sarabia [soft sax], Gaia Bistrot and Casa de Cannobio, 8 p.m. ♦ Kannon, [hard rock heavy metal], GusGusGZ, 8:30 p.m.

Wednesdays:  Kannon [r ‘n r] La Corriente, 3:30 p.m.♦ Ingacio Chávez/Nancho [jazz guitar], Ruiseñor, [Constitución #77] 6 p.m. ♦ Tanya Carrum [pop, ballads, English and Spanish, have a listen, ]season opener Nov. 4, La Catrina, 7 p.m.♦ Mari Dove, Veintiocho/28, 7 p.m. ♦ Pedro Sarabia [soft sax], Gaia Bistrot and Casa de Cannobio, 8 p.m. ♦ Kannon [hard r ‘n r], GusGus GZ, 8:30 p.m. ♦ Alets Malafama [“love and heartbreak”], Cheers Restobar, 9:30 p.m.

Thursdays: BBE [ rock], Surf’s Up, 1 p.m. ♦ Rafael Rodriquez, [ romantic ballads, English and Spanish, have a listen], Fishermans Mazatlan Seafood Restaurant [669 114 6022], 4 p.m. – 7 p.m.  Hugo Gova, [guitar] El Shrimp Bucket, 7 p.m.♦ ShyNoxPaz, Lucky B’s, 7 p.m. ♦ Mundo Sanchez [romantic troubadour ballads, have a listen ], La Fabula GZ, 7:30 p.m. ♦Mario Acosta [acoustic guitar], Gaia Bistrot and Casa de Cannobio, 8 p.m. ♦ Los Bownies [reggae] F.I.S.H.  8 p.m♦ Malavista [Cuban/Latina quartet, have a listen], Pedro y Lola, 8:30 p.m.♦ Kannon, [r ‘n r] GusGus GZ, 8:30 p.m.♦ Buen Triip, Cheers Restobar, 9 p.m. ♦ Cloakas [r ‘n r], Simba Sport Bar, 9 p.m. ♦ Adiccion [rock, heavy metal], La Catedral [in the old La Bohemia space in the Machado], 9 p.m.

Fridays: Beach Seekers Band [r ‘n r, pop], Pinup’s,/Lucky B’s, 4:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Alets Malafama, Barra al Mar [BAM], 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. ♦ Las Chelas, 28/Veintiocho, 7 p.m.♦ Jackie y su Son de Tres, La Catrina, 8 p.m. ♦ZaZ [rock ‘n roll, have a listen], Pinups, 8 p.m. ♦ Rootsterford, [reggae] El Shrimp Bucket, 8 p.m.♦ Rafael Rodriquez, [ romantic ballads, English and Spanish, have a listen] Gaia Bistrot and Casa de Cannobio, 8 p.m.♦ Goodfellows, F.I.S.H., 8 p.m.♦ Luis Enrique, Via Condotti, 8 p.m.♦ Mandrake & Magics, Al Som Que Me Toquen, 8 p.m.♦ Alets Malafama, Pinups, 8:30 p.m. ♦ Los Cryps [oldies, r ‘n r] Tritón Sea Food, 9 p.m.♦ Everardo Castro, [Mexican ballads, pop], Los Zarapes, 9 p.m.♦ La Rezaka, Cheers, Restobar 9 p.m.♦ Evelyn Torrescano, La Catedral, 9 p.m. ♦ Malavista [Cuban and Latino quartet, have a listen], La Fabula, Centro, 9 p.m.♦ Melina, La Catedral, 9 p.m. ♦ El Mal Tercio, La Fabula GZ, 9:30 p.m.♦ Adiccion [r ‘n r, heavy metal], Simba Sport Bar, 9:30 p.m.

Saturdays: Arsenio [Mazatlan’s Frank Sinatra, bilingual crooner], Casa Loma, 7 p.m.♦Tanya Carrum [pop, ballads, English and Spanish, have a listen, ]season opener Nov.7, Water’s EdgeJackie y su Son de Tres, La Catrina, 8 p.m.♦ Live music [often reggae with Los Greentails, Rootsterford], El Shrimp Bucket, 8 p.m. ♦ Los Cryps [oldies, Beatles, have a listen] Gaia Bistrot and Casa Cannobio, 8 p.m.♦ Kannon [hard rock heavy metal] Plazuela Machado, 8 p.m. ♦ Mandrake & The Magics [SKA/rock], Pinups, 8 p.m.♦ Los Brownies, F.I.S.H., 8 p.m.♦ Alets Malafama, Tritón, 8:30 p.m.♦ Everardo Castro, [Mexican ballads, pop,] Los Zarapes, 9 p.m. ♦ La Rezaka [r ‘n r], Cheers Restobar, 9 p.m. ♦ Malavista [Cuban and Latino quartet, have a listen], La Fabula, GZ, 9 p.m.♦ ZaZ, [pop, rock, ballads, have a listen] Simba Sport Bar, 10 p.m. ♦ Adiccion [r ‘n r, heavy metal], Dugout Sport’s Bar, 10 p.m.

Sundays: KraKen [r ‘n roll], Que Pasa Catina, 3 p.m. – 6 p.m.♦ Buen Triip, Barra al Mar [BAM], 4 p.m. – 7 p.m.♦ Las Chelas, Lucky B’s, 6 p.m. ♦ Malavista [Cuban, Latino quartet, have a listen] , Via Condotti, 6 p.m.♦ Live music, usually Rootsterford [reggae], El Shrimp Bucket, 7 p.m.♦ Mandrake & Magics, Tritón, 7 p.m. ♦ Rafael Rodriquez [ troubadour, ballads, romantic songs in English and Spanish, have a listen], Gaia Bistrot and Casa de Cannobio, 8 p.m ♦ La Rezaka [hard r ‘n r], Cheers Restobar, 9 p.m. ♦ Alets Malafama [season opener Nov. 1], 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 noon.

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.

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 October 14,2020 small groups are allowed in the Museo to see the exhibits –please pre-register via e mail: museoartemazatla@culturasinaloa.gob.mx . 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 669 985 3502. 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 is closed for the season and returns in January  – it will all be here. 

~ ONGOING ~

[“Ongoing” covers events, tours, special stores, that don’t have dates, but days – hence they are ongoing during the season when the stay at home for the coronavirus is over.]

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.

La Catrina Food and Craft Market – RETURNS IN NOVEMBER if the city grants permission for permits and gatherings and if vendors feel comfortable with people approaching their table/booth – 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. RETURNS IN NOVEMBER if the city grants a permit for outdoor gatherings and IF vendors feel comfortable with people [really strangers] approaching their booth.

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!”] RETURNS IN DECEMBER.