Arts and Entertainment Calendar

Mazatlan Entertains

Around Town Daily Music Galleries

~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 -if there is an event -on Sunday. Please call ahead to be sure – 982 4444 ext. 103.  Due to Covid-19, all the current Covid protocols will be followed: social distancing, proof of vaccinations and wearing face masks inside continue to be mandatory. Please arrive at the theater earlier than usual for temperature taking, hand sanitizer. Social distancing determines how many tickets will be for sale.Tickets for Casa Haas must be bought at the box office, – and only a certain number will be available. Casa Haas is located on Mariano Escobedo [across from Héctor’s Bistro] at the corner of Heriberto Frias. Unfortunately, tickets can still not be purchased online. 

Friday October 1: Ballet, El Despertar de las Artes,/ The Awakening of the Arts compañia Ballet de Mazatlan, 8 p.m. $100-$200.

Tuesday October 5: Play in Spanish, Cenizas, with actress Kathleen Tamayo. 8 p.m. $200.

Wednesday October 6: Play in Spanish, Caneros. 8 p.m. $200.

Thursday October 7: Play in Spanish, Radio Piporro. 8 p.m. $100-$200.

Friday October 8: Talk, dance, multi-media in Spanish, Las Cosas Simples under the direction of Delfos co-founder Claudia Lavista. There will be five stages, and the “investigation” will be in many creative formats. [Delfos danza contemporánea, founded in 1992 by Mexican choreographers Claudia Lavista and Victor Manuela Ruiz. Today it’s an award-winning dance company that has achieved world-wide recognition] 8 p.m. $100 – $200

Saturday October 9: Concert, Dos Generaciones, Two Generations: the “older” mazatleco baritone Armando Piña and the “younger” baritone Eduardo Martinez from the Sinaloa Opera, school perform a variety of songs. $100-$200, 8 p.m.

Friday October 15 and Sunday October 17: Opera, Elixir de Amor. Under the direction of maestro Enrique Patrón de Rueda with Sergio Freeman’s Angela Peralta’s orchestra. Gaetano Donizetti’s Elixir of Love – “No operatic hero is more endearing than Nemorino, who pines for the flirtatious Adina. She’s the owner of the town’s hotel, he’s her delightfully naive waiter. His only hope to win her is the “elixir” sold by the quack, Dr. Dulcamara — little does he know that it’s just Bordeaux wine! From start to finish we root for Nemorino, as Adina toys with him until she finally lets him know how she really feels. Elixir is opera’s most heartwarming comedy, filled with Donizetti’s delectable music that brings nonstop smiles.” Friday the opera starts at 8 p.m. and on Sunday it starts at 7 p.m. $100-$200.

Saturday October 23: Concert, Amorcito Corazón, tenor José Manuel Chu pays tribute to the great Mexican idol, Pedro Infante, with all musical styles – bolero, “ranchera”, huapango and guaracha. 8 p.m. $150-$250

Wednesday October 27: Concert: with the Ensamble Templum paying tribute to the “new” Mexican music/nuevas músicas Mexicanas. Templum will present music from composers: Wilfrido Terrazas [Ensenada]; Eduardo Caballero ]Monterrey], Hilda Paredes [London]; Erika Vega [Oxford], Victor Taboada [Culiacan]. The Ensamble Templum is a group of young musicians dedicated to presenting modern and exciting sounds for you. 8 p.m. $100-$200.

Saturday November 6: Contemporary dance, Pintura que se mueve, “paint moves”performed by the talented Delfos company.This new production, through dance, celebrates painters such as: Da Vinci, Edvard Munch, Frida Kahlo, Wiliam Turner, Salvador Dali, Remedios Varo, Toulouse Lautrec and Vincent Van Gogh. [Delfos danza contemporánea, founded in 1992 by Mexican choreographers Claudia Lavista and Victor Manuela Ruiz. Today it’s an award-winning dance company that has achieved world-wide recognition] 7:30 p.m. $100 – $200

Saturday November 13: Ballet, Gala X Aniversario, /10th Anniversary with Compañia Ballet de Mazatlan that was founded in 2011 by director Zoila Fernández.The founders like to integrate professional dancers with their students from the ballet school, la Escuela Municipal de Ballet Clásico de Mazatlan. 7:30 p.m. $100-$200.

Thursday November 18: Concert, Balada y Tango.featuring  baritone singer and actor Esteban Baltazar and Maestra Teresa Rodriquez and the musicians from the Angela Peralta orchestra. The multi-media presentation combined with “live action” will be magical – expect songs like bésame mucho, el dia que me quieras, volver, a mi manera, rojo tango, etc. etc. 8 p.m. $100-$200.

Saturday November 20: Dinner, gala show, art exhibit, Noche de Gala: this benefit is to raise funds to instal an elevator in the Angela Peralta Theatre. The art exhibit begins at 6:30 p.m., the gala show at 7:30 p.m. and the elegant dinner at 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $3000.

Wednesday November 24: Ballet Folclórico, Que me entierren con la banda, performed by the much beloved Ballet Folclórico joined this year by the Banda Sinaloense Municipal. This group has performed together for years under the direction of Javier Arcadia and they adore to show you all the regional dances and the various costume changes. It’s fun, energetic and always colourful. 8 p.m. $100-$200.

Friday December 3, and Saturday December 4: Ballet, El Cascanueces/The Nutcracker. Tchaikovsky’s music is always a crowd pleaser and organizers of La Compañia Ballet de Mazatlan make an extra effort to include students along with professional dancers. Every dancer gets a chance to be on stage. The Nutcrackers ushers in the Christmas season. On Friday it starts at 8 p.m. and on Saturday it starts at 7:30 p.m. $150-$250.

Saturday December 11: Concert, Cuba dentro de un piano. The Cuban pianists, Isir Almaguer and Joel Rodriquez, were inspired by the Cuban poet, Rafael Alberti [1902-1999]. These “four hands” offer music by Ernesto Lecuona, Samuel Barber, Aaron Copland, Allen Shawn, Ignacio Cervantes and George Gershwin – so not all Cuban! 7:30 p.m. $100-$200.

Friday December 17 and Saturday December 18: the adored annualGala Navideña/Christmas Concert. As always the stage will be bursting with talent, life and joy for the holiday season: Compañia Ballet de Mazatlan, Ballet Folclórico del Instituto de Cultura, EPDM[Escuela Profesional de Danza de Mazatlán, Coro Angela Peralta, Taller de Opera, and the Orquesta del Teatro Angela Peralta. On Friday the performance begins at 8 p.m. On Saturday it starts at 7:30 p.m. $150-$250.

~Around Town~ 

Friday September 24: Art Exhibit, Morir Amor Morir: a group art show with Patricia Carmona, Karen Reyes and Efrén Aguiñaga Vargas also featuring the poet Jesús Llanes Esquivel. Casa Haas, 7 p.m., free, everyone is welcome.

Friday September 24: Concert, Música de Cámara, Chamber Music, with Sergio Freeman’s Angela Peralta Theatre Orchestra.The evening will feature various composers – Debussy, Favre, Treviño and Psathas.There will be 17 musicians on stage just waiting to entertain you. Casa Haas, 7:30 p.m., $100 [please remember all the current Covid protocols will be followed and the tickets must be purchased at the Angela Peralta box office.]

Saturday September 25: Jose José tribute @ El Shrimp Bucket, 9 p.m. Also music by the Hollows.

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: Concert, Concierto Romance with the Adagio Trio: Victor Osuna, violin; Karen Cisneros Ramos violincello and Juan Pablo Garcia on the piano. “A magic night of romantic composers.” Casa Haas, 7:30 p.m. $100

Friday October 8, Saturday October 9, Sunday October 10:  The Mazatlan Jazz Festival. [ IF YOU LIVE IN MAZATLAN, TICKETS HAVE JUST BEEN RELEASED – SEE BELOW.] 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… However…

 

TICKETS HAVE BEEN RELEASED FOR JAZZ FANS IN MAZATLAN! For the three night package please click on this link for all the details. Please note all prices are in pesos, there’s a cash bar. Even though you’ve clicked on the US flag icon, the text starts in Spanish, scroll down for the English. For details on all the performers [US flag in top right corner] please click on this link . For VIP seating call the co-producer Simon Lynds, between 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. at 669 994 1872.

 

Thank you Harold and Gail for choosing Mazatlan. We can’t wait to join you and welcome you, your friends and all the musicians.

Monday October 11: Thanksgiving Dinner @ Twisted Mama’s: All you can eat turkey dinner [buffet style] with all the trimmings, $375 per person, from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. All the current Covid-19 protocols must be respected. Please reserve by calling 669 129 2021, 669 276 0677, or e mail twisted_mamas@hotmail.com.

Thursday October 14 and Friday October 15: Concert, with the popular tenor Oscar Gómez performing classic Mexican romantic songs. Casa Haas, 7:30 p.m. $200 Tickets are limited to 40 people.

Friday October 22: Art Exhibit, Uniendo Fronteras,  a group show presented by the Academy of Special Dreams and Baupres Gallery -at Galeria Angela Peralta and Galeria Rubio – over 57 pieces of art will be on display. [upstairs and downstairs at the theatre], 7 p.m., free, everyone is welcome.

Sunday October 31: Daylight Savings: fall back one hour.

Sunday October 31: Halloween Party @ Twisted Mama’s: live music by Phoenix, cash prizes for best costume – $2000, 1st prize; $1000, 2nd prize and 3rd prize is $500. $300 per person for “grazing buffet, the party starts at 7 p.m. All Covid protocols are followed and respected.Please reserve by calling 669 129 2021, 669 276 0677, or e mail twisted_mamas@hotmail.com.

Tuesday November 2: Callejoneada del Dia de Muertos, Day of the Dead paradethe 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 adults but it’s a more robust celebration, a joyous evening. Create a costume, apply that all-important make-up and join in tonight’s celebration. Due to Covid-19, the city officials are in a “wait and see” mode about the popular parade/ callejoneada. IF there is a parade the 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. Cultura’s theme of metamorphosis, myths and legends promises many surprises – usually in the Machado and around the Angela Peralta Theatre. Due to Covid, there will be less artists and musicians from Cultura performing but still an evening to people watch and pay your respects to those who have passed on.

[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.]

Friday November 5: The 16th 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. Face masks are required in all studios and spaces. Artists are thrilled to be displaying their works -be it paintings, photography, water colours, sculptures or jewellery  – lots for you to look at or perhaps buy. 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. It’s been a difficult time for the hospitality industry, 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. Printed maps with the artists and galleries will be available in November so you can plot your route.

Friday November 5: Dance, Antologia del Danzón – Danzon is a group of dancers from Mazatlan who enjoy experimenting – from country dance, Cuban street moves, to classical ballet – they do it all. Casa Haas. 7:30 p.m., $150.

Friday November 19: Theatre in Spanish, Can-Maradas. Casa Haas, 7 p.m., $50.

Friday December 3: The 16th 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. Face masks are required in all studios and spaces. Artists are thrilled to be displaying their works -be it paintings, photography, water colours, sculptures or jewellery  – lots for you to look at or perhaps buy. 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. It’s been a difficult time for the hospitality industry, 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. Printed maps with the artists and galleries are available throughout Centro, or check here online – so you can plot your route.

Friday December 3: The Christmas lights turn on in the Plazuela Machado, encendido de luces, around 6 p.m.

Thursday December 23:  Tanya Carrum’s Christmas Enchantment: SOLD OUT!! – however, do sign up to be waitlisted, you never know… 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! at 6 p.m. Club Britania is located on Ave.Universidad #301.

Friday January 7The 16th 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. Face masks are required in all studios and spaces. Artists are thrilled to be displaying their works -be it paintings, photography, water colours, sculptures or jewellery  – lots for you to look at or perhaps buy. 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. It’s been a difficult time for the hospitality industry, 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. Printed maps with the artists and galleries are available throughout Centro, or check here online – so you can plot your route.

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!

Friday February 4: The 16th 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. Face masks are required in all studios and spaces. Artists are thrilled to be displaying their works -be it paintings, photography, water colours, sculptures or jewellery  – lots for you to look at or perhaps buy. 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. It’s been a difficult time for the hospitality industry, 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. Printed maps with the artists and galleries are available throughout Centro, or check here online – so you can plot your route.

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!

Friday March 4: The 16th 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. Face masks are required in all studios and spaces. Artists are thrilled to be displaying their works -be it paintings, photography, water colours, sculptures or jewellery  – lots for you to look at or perhaps buy. 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. It’s been a difficult time for the hospitality industry, 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. Printed maps with the artists and galleries are available throughout Centro, or check here online – so you can plot your route.

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!

Friday March 25, and Saturday March 26 Fourth Annual Wine Festival/Tercer 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 in the elegant open-air event space, La Casona, located in the Plazuela Machado [Heriberto Frias and Sixto Osuna] from noon until 8 p.m. Although the tasting starts at noon, it’s best to arrive around 1:30 or 2 p.m. so merchants can chill their whites and open their reds to breath. This year, Justo is featuring wines from Bolivia plus many new wines from Mexican vineyards.  Tasting fee will be approximately $350 for one day or $500 for two days. Tickets are available at the La Casona on the day of and other locations will be announced closer to wine time.

There are proper “spitting/spilling” buckets throughout the space as well as food on the second floor [last year Rico’s provided the nibbles – to be confirmed.]. It’s a good idea to have a bite to eat before you sample all the wonderful wines – there will be about 16 booths. If you fancy a certain wine you can buy a bottle directly from the vendor. Please have pesos ready, credit cards are not accepted.  Justo has invited some of the best vineyards in Mexico so sip slowly and he’s very excited about the wines from Bolivia. It’s a beautifully organized wine festival complete with musical entertainment and interesting presentations from wine makers in English as well as in Spanish.  Salud!

Friday April 1: The 16th 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. Face masks are required in all studios and spaces. Artists are thrilled to be displaying their works -be it paintings, photography, water colours, sculptures or jewellery  – lots for you to look at or perhaps buy. 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. It’s been a difficult time for the hospitality industry, 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. Printed maps with the artists and galleries are available throughout Centro, or check here 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. 

It’s September! 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:  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 on November 2, 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 ‘n r] La Corriente, 2:30 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:   ♦ 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, 8 p.m.♦ Bojorquez, Los Zarapes, 8 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, Bar 15, Holiday Inn,  8 p.m.♦ Mandrake & The Magics [ska]. Pacific Food Park, 9 p.m. ♦ La Rezaka, [r ‘n r]Balché, 9 p.m. ♦ Don Gato [ r ‘n r], Simba Sport Bar, 10 p.m.♦ Heidi Herrera, German Garden, 10 p.m.Las Chelas

Fridays:  Rex Unplugged, Veintiocho Bar, 4 p.m.♦ Acústico Borjórquez, Barra al Mar [BAM], 6 P.M.♦ La Roots, Asi Es, 7 p.m. ♦ Live music, El Shrimp Bucket, 7 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.♦ Malavista SC, [Cuban and Latino quartet, have a listen]  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.♦ Los Bandits, [oldies but goodies] German Garden, 10 p.m.

Saturdays: Kraken,[r ‘n r] Barra al Mar, 4 p.m. – 9 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.♦ Orion [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. ♦ 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.♦Mauricio Rockdriquez [oldies, pop], El Presidio, 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.

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 and as of August 2, 2021 proof of vaccination must be shown. For information in English or French please call 669 163 0248. The Museo is open on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.and on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. 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,