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~Angela Peralta Theater~

The Angela Peralta Theater is located in Centro, on Carnaval in the Plazuela Machado. The box office is open Monday to Friday from 9 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 – 669 982 4446 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.] 

As of January 7, 2022, the municipal government has cancelled all events at the Angela Peralta Theatre and Casa Haas due to the pandemic. Concerts, events are postponed until February. If you have purchased tickets, a full refund will be offered at the Angela Peralta box office, Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Gordon Campbell’s Concert Series returns in February, the new dates are below.

Sunday February 6: Gordon Campbell’s Concert Series returns celebrating 11 years! This afternoon’s performance, Humor en la Música, features the Orquesta del Teatro Angela Peralta. For every concert Maestro takes the time to explain the background of the music, why he has selected this particular music and he shares the history of the performers as well as the composers – all in English and Spanish.” Mozart loved to make fun of all the bad musicians of his time, what he called raw notes or blue notes – you’ll be able to hear the “blue notes”. Following Mozart is American composer Leroy Anderson and I invite the audience to laugh out-loud. Anderson’s The Typewriter is very funny as he uses the typewriter as a percussion instrument; his The Waltzing Cat hilarious. I hope you enjoy this afternoon’s entertainment, especially with the Angela Peralta orchestra. The concert starts at noon, $150 – $350.

Sunday February 13: Gordon Campbell’s Concert Series returns celebrating 11 years! This afternoon’s performance, Del Caribe con Amor, features the quartet, Cuarteto Ventura.  For every concert Maestro takes the time to explain the background of the music, why he has selected this particular music and he shares the history of the performers as well as the composers – all in English and Spanish.” Back by popular demand! This is a beautiful blend of Mexican and Latin American voices. The group tours all summer and remain popular because of their versatility and talent.” The concert starts at noon, $150 – $350

.Sunday February 20: Gordon Campbell’s Concert Series returns celebrating 11 years! This afternoon’s performance, Locatelli e el Romanticismo de San Luis Potosi features  For every concert Maestro takes the time to explain the background of the music, why he has selected this particular music and he shares the history of the performers as well as the composers – all in English and Spanish. “Yikes, who would have thought there would be two conductors in the same family! I’m so excited and proud of my son Alexander and his work with the San Luis Potsi orchestra. These are truly classical romantic composers who composed in the 19th centurey – not modern like Juan Gabriel or José José. I’m knocked out by how dynamic Alexander is!”. The concert starts at noon, $150 – $350.

Sunday February 27: this date is subject to change Gordon Campbell’s Concert Series returns celebrating 11 years! This afternoon’s performance,Requiem de Faure features Orquesta del Teatro Angela Peralta el Coro del Teatro Angela Peralta – the talented volunteer choir singers. For every concert Maestro takes the time to explain the background of the music, why he has selected this particular music and he shares the history of the performers as well as the composers – all in English and Spanish. ” I chose this requiem because it celebrates life. We have lost so many great artists and musicians to Covid that I wanted this to be a celebration of their life and send an upbeat message.” The concert starts at noon, $150 – $350.

Sunday March 6: Gordon Campbell’s Concert Series returns celebrating 11 years! This afternoon’s performance, Bach, Bizet y Carmen, features Orquestra Teatro Angela Peralta and Trommer ensamble de percusiones. For every concert Maestro takes the time to explain the background of the music, why he has selected this particular music and he shares the history of the performers as well as the composers – all in English and Spanish. “Bach’s violin concerto features percussion instruments such as the xylophone and marimba. Tommer is a group of four young musicians all percussion players that delight in refreshing the composer’s work. This afternoon also features Roberto Valenzuela – only 17 years-old and I think he’s a once in a generation talent for a marimba soloist. We hope with these public performances, Roberto will be accepted into a conservatory to further his musical education.”The concert starts at noon, $150 – $350.

Sunday March 13: Gordon Campbell’s Concert Series returns celebrating 11 years! This afternoon’s performance Esencia Mexican.For every concert Maestro takes the time to explain the background of the music, why he has selected this particular music and he shares the history of the performers as well as the composers – all in English and Spanish.”The Rondalla is a group of 12 singers and instrument and our local Mexican players consistently win national competitions for this genre of music.” The rondalla genre – is an ensemble of stringed instruments played with the plectrum or pick and generally known as plectrum instruments. It originated in Medieval Spain,  The word rondalla is from the Spanish ronda, meaning “serenade.”  The concert starts at noon, $150 – $350.

Sunday March 20: Gordon Campbell’s Concert Series returns celebrating 11 years! This afternoon’s performance, Sinfonia Concertante KJ279 de Mozart, features the Orquesta del Teatro Angela Peralta and Sinfonietta Philomusica Juventus. For every concert Maestro takes the time to explain the background of the music, why he has selected this particular music and he shares the history of the performers as well as the composers – all in English and Spanish.” At the time this was revolutionary – with the four wind instruments – oboe, clarinet, horn and bassoon.” The concert starts at noon, $150 – $350.

Sunday March 13: Gordon Campbell’s Concert Series returns celebrating 11 years! This afternoon’s performance Esencia Mexican.For every concert Maestro takes the time to explain the background of the music, why he has selected this particular music and he shares the history of the performers as well as the composers – all in English and Spanish.”The Rondalla is a group of 12 singers and instrument and our local Mexican players consistently win national competitions for this genre of music.” The rondalla genre – is an ensemble of stringed instruments played with the plectrum or pick and generally known as plectrum instruments. It originated in Medieval Spain,  The word rondalla is from the Spanish ronda, meaning “serenade.”  The concert starts at noon, $150 – $350.

Sunday March 20: Gordon Campbell’s Concert Series returns celebrating 11 years! This afternoon’s performance, Sinfonia Concertante KJ279 de Mozart, features the Orquesta del Teatro Angela Peralta and Sinfonietta Philomusica Juventus. For every concert Maestro takes the time to explain the background of the music, why he has selected this particular music and he shares the history of the performers as well as the composers – all in English and Spanish.” At the time this was revolutionary – with the four wind instruments – oboe, clarinet, horn and bassoon.” The concert starts at noon, $150 – $350.

Sunday March 27:Gordon Campbell’s Concert Series returns celebrating 11 years! This afternoon’s performance ,Albinoni, Sibelius y Piazzola features Orquesta de Cámara Ars Sonui from Aguascalientes.For every concert Maestro takes the time to explain the background of the music, why he has selected this particular music and he shares the history of the performers as well as the composers – all in English and Spanish.” I had the honour of conducting this young orchestra for the Nutcracker performance – it was the first time they had ever had a “real” conductor! Jean Sibelius in my opinion, is one of the most spiritual composers who ever lived. He’s in my top ten favourites. I found it was “instant magic” conducting Cámara Ars Sonui and I hope you see and hear the magic too.”  The concert starts at noon, $150 – $350.

~Around Town~ 

Caveat: MazatlanLife does not dispense any medical advice regarding the current pandemic. It’s your responsibility to check all the venues you are planning to attend and understand if their Covid protocols meet with your own personal requirements.

 

Tuesday January 25: Mazazul, a musical love bomb with: Phil Nevile, [keyboard and vocals];  Omar Rios, drums and Ignacio Chavez, guitar. Patio Escobedo, 7 p.m.

Tuesday January 25: Marco’s Jazz Club @ La Molcajeteria – please welcome the only jazz club in Sinaloa and it’s here in Mazatlan. Marco Bernal is the owner, along with his wife Flor, of La Molcajeteria Cocina Mexican and his passion is vinyl. When he was 13 years-old he was djing disco parties in his Mexico City basement for friends and family. Because he has a large vinyl jazz collection, Marco thought an evening of classical jazz would appeal to any jazz lovers who are in Mazatlan. It has become a Tuesday favourite with both the foreign community and the Mexicans.The jazz starts at 7 p.m. but you may arrive earlier for your drinks or food. There is no cover charge. La Molcajeteria is an excellent space – the acoustics are wonderful and there is no outside music to interfere with the jazz. Marco will line-up all your favourites – Miles Davis, Charlie Parker, Thelonious Monk, Mingus, Coltrane etc. etc. You may choose your jazz or let Marco spin it for you. Please RSVP to Marco by calling or texting 667 198 5461. Marco’s Jazz Club is located on Constitución #250 [beside El Recreo, it’s handicap accessible.] Marco and his team are fully vaccinated and all Covid protocols will be followed. Drop in when you want [with your reservation] eat what you want, drink what you want, listen to what you want – this will be a smooth, easy jazz evening. [if you wish to learn more about Marco and La Molcajeteria please click here.]

Wednesday January 26: Sabalo Country Food Craft and Bake Sale @ La Catrina, 9 a.m. – noon [on Sabalo on the corner of Delfin, Golden Zone] – handicrafts, pies, cookies, fruits, vegetables, organic soups, shampoos, jewelry, woven bags, flan, rice pudding and photographs.

Thursday January 27: Book Talk, [in English] Arribada by Estela Gonzalez: she is a bilingual writer whose new novel ARRIBADA  is inspired in Mazatlán and covers LGBT love, beach conservation, and historic center restoration. She will have ordering information available.COVID protocols followed: masks required; limited attendance. Tickets for sale at El Recreo (Calle Constitución #209, Centro) on Tuesday, January 25, 2:30 – 3:30pm; Wednesday, January 26, 4:00 – 7:00pm; AT THE DOOR: Thursday, January 27, 2:30 – 4:00 p.m., $50.

Saturday January 29: MOM[Mercado Organico de Mazatlan]/Organic Market/Farmer’s Market [now 11 years-old!] is open from 8 a.m. until noon, in Centro, at Plaza Zaragoza. All protocols are still in place for Covid-19 – organizers  ask that everyone enter the square wearing a face mask, respect social distancing, carry cloth bags [no more plastic bags at the market] and have lots of change for the vendors. There are over 30 vendors [organic food, cheese, plants, vegetables, herbs, arts and crafts etc. etc.] participating and it’s still one of the best opportunities to meet friends, sample different products and reconnect with vendors who are selling new items. [over 30 vendors this season, please click here if you wish to see the list.

Monday January 31: Frank Sinatra tribute @ Balché, starring Carlos Salais Jr.[from Phoenix band], 7 p.m., $300. To reserve, please call, 669 239 1473

Tuesday February 1: Classical guitar concert, Un Camino al Sur, featuring Francisco Bibriesca.” One of Mexico’s top guitarists” – the Washington Post. Casa Haas, 7:30 p.m. $100. Tickets must be purchased at the Angela Peralta box office.

Tuesday February 1: Marco’s Jazz Club @ La Molcajeteria – please welcome the only jazz club in Sinaloa and it’s here in Mazatlan. Marco Bernal is the owner, along with his wife Flor, of La Molcajeteria Cocina Mexican and his passion is vinyl. When he was 13 years-old he was djing disco parties in his Mexico City basement for friends and family. Because he has a large vinyl jazz collection, Marco thought an evening of classical jazz would appeal to any jazz lovers who are in Mazatlan. It has become a Tuesday favourite with both the foreign community and the Mexicans.The jazz starts at 7 p.m. but you may arrive earlier for your drinks or food. There is no cover charge. La Molcajeteria is an excellent space – the acoustics are wonderful and there is no outside music to interfere with the jazz. Marco will line-up all your favourites – Miles Davis, Charlie Parker, Thelonious Monk, Mingus, Coltrane etc. etc. You may choose your jazz or let Marco spin it for you. Please RSVP to Marco by calling or texting 667 198 5461. Marco’s Jazz Club is located on Constitución #250 [beside El Recreo, it’s handicap accessible.] Marco and his team are fully vaccinated and all Covid protocols will be followed. Drop in when you want [with your reservation] eat what you want, drink what you want, listen to what you want – this will be a smooth, easy jazz evening. [if you wish to learn more about Marco and La Molcajeteria please click here.]

Wednesday February 2: Mazatlan Cares 22: City Hall invites all members of the foreign community to the second edition of “Mazatlan Cares.” This talk/event will be tailored especially for full-time residents, tourists, snowbirds – it’s a chance to ask questions and find out more about where to go for certain things. Such as does 911 work for an emergency call in English? Mayor, Quimico Benitez Torres, wants to welcome you all and make you feel comfortable. The mayor does not speak any English and may offer you an upbeat tourist-like speech highlighting all the attractions of Mazatlan – that you are familiar with – but, there will be several bilingual speakers and employees there to answer your questions. At least, that’s the idea. It takes place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., in the Parque Central [Av. Leonismo Internacional, behind the aquarium, in front of the baseball stadium.] For more information call 669 118 4256. CAPTA and MZTourist App will also be in attendance as well as consular authorities from United States, Canada and France.

Wednesday February 2: Sabalo Country Food Craft and Bake Sale @ La Catrina, 9 a.m. – noon [on Sabalo on the corner of Delfin, Golden Zone] – handicrafts, pies, cookies, fruits, vegetables, organic soups, shampoos, jewelry, woven bags, flan, rice pudding and photographs.

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 [24 places, about 40 artists] are now available around town or go online to plot your route. New this year: #12 Mind Your Head Gallery, #14 La Roosevelt, and remember #4, Casa Etnika has a new location on Benito Juarez.

Friday February 4: Los Cryps tribute to Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and the Big Bopper @ Balché Restaurants Bar Eventos, 7 p.m., $200 includes one drink, please reserve 669 239 1473/669 105 1124. Tickets for sales at Balché. [Laguna #411, Las Gaviotas].

Saturday February 5: MOM[Mercado Organico de Mazatlan]/Organic Market/Farmer’s Market [now 11 years-old!] is open from 8 a.m. until noon, in Centro, at Plaza Zaragoza. All protocols are still in place for Covid-19 – organizers  ask that everyone enter the square wearing a face mask, respect social distancing, carry cloth bags [no more plastic bags at the market] and have lots of change for the vendors. There are over 30 vendors [organic food, cheese, plants, vegetables, herbs, arts and crafts etc. etc.] participating and it’s still one of the best opportunities to meet friends, sample different products and reconnect with vendors who are selling new items. [over 30 vendors this season, please click here if you wish to see the list.

Monday February 7: National Holiday – celebrating the anniversary of the 1917 Mexican Constitution. [the real day is Saturday February 5] so this is another “bridge holiday” with banks and government offices closed.

Monday February 7: Jazz Trio @ El Recreo: 6 p.m., limited seating, $350 – includes wine, beer and appetizers. Ignacio Chavez guitar;Samuel Antonio bass; Omar Rios drums.Tickets can be purchased on Wednesday Jazz Jams from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. or :Terry Newall (tanewall@gmail.com) or Frank Stanchell (stanchef @gmail.com) [Constitucion #209]

Monday February 7: Mazatlan Rocks the Beach cancelled.. Owing to new and ever fluid government regulations regarding public events, venue capacity and related metrics (amid concerns over the current rise of covid cases) we have taken the sad decision to cancel MRB February 7, 2022! We are going to do our best to host the MRB March 7, 2022 event as planned, at Sumbawa, in the hope that things settle down. But of course if that is not possible we will let you know ASAP.
Meanwhile Tickets purchased for the Feb 7, 2022 MRB are valid for March 7, 2022 MRB! [scroll down to March 7] People who desire a refund on tickets purchased (either for one or both events) can easily get those from the original place that they bought them from!
We will continue to make tickets available for March 7, 2022 MRB from the same ticket sales locations, in the hope that we may still be able to have at least one fabulous MRB in 2022! We appreciate your support and understanding. Very best to all of you
Simon Lynds, promoter.”

Tuesday February 8: Friends of Mexico monthly meeting and membership drive: meet the new president Chuck Hall, at noon at Twisted Mama’s. There will be a membership drive at 12:00, followed by lunch, 12:30,  at Twisted Mamas, $200 with guest speaker Dr. Juan Barraza who is the foreign co-ordinator for Sharp Hospital. Dr. Barraza will talk about the the pandemic’s affect on Mazatlan and how it has impacted all the devoted staff at Sharp. [if you are curious about the history of Friends of Mexico, please click here.]

Tuesday February 8: Marco’s Jazz Club @ La Molcajeteria – please welcome the only jazz club in Sinaloa and it’s here in Mazatlan. Marco Bernal is the owner, along with his wife Flor, of La Molcajeteria Cocina Mexican and his passion is vinyl. When he was 13 years-old he was djing disco parties in his Mexico City basement for friends and family. Because he has a large vinyl jazz collection, Marco thought an evening of classical jazz would appeal to any jazz lovers who are in Mazatlan. It has become a Tuesday favourite with both the foreign community and the Mexicans.The jazz starts at 7 p.m. but you may arrive earlier for your drinks or food. There is no cover charge. La Molcajeteria is an excellent space – the acoustics are wonderful and there is no outside music to interfere with the jazz. Marco will line-up all your favourites – Miles Davis, Charlie Parker, Thelonious Monk, Mingus, Coltrane etc. etc. You may choose your jazz or let Marco spin it for you. Please RSVP to Marco by calling or texting 667 198 5461. Marco’s Jazz Club is located on Constitución #250 [beside El Recreo, it’s handicap accessible.] Marco and his team are fully vaccinated and all Covid protocols will be followed. Drop in when you want [with your reservation] eat what you want, drink what you want, listen to what you want – this will be a smooth, easy jazz evening. [if you wish to learn more about Marco and La Molcajeteria please click here.]

Wednesday February 9: Sabalo Country Food Craft and Bake Sale @ La Catrina, 9 a.m. – noon [on Sabalo on the corner of Delfin, Golden Zone] – handicrafts, pies, cookies, fruits, vegetables, organic soups, shampoos, jewelry, woven bags, flan, rice pudding and photographs.

Wednesday February 9 and Thursday February 10: The Eagles Tribute Show @ Twisted Mama’s. “Marty Jones and Ray Harvey pay tribute to Don Henley, Glenn Frey, a California Original.”Twisted Mama’s tribute show tickets are $875 and include dinner, National drinks and of course, the show. Doors open at 5:45 p.m., the music begins at 7 p.m. sharp. Please reserve your ticket by e mailing: twisted.ticket.booth@gmail.com.

Friday February 11: Playreading, Native Gardens, @ Mazatlan Film and Theater/El Recreo, Native Gardens, by Karen Zacarias, is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc., a Concord Theatrical Company. The gist: Pablo, a high-powered lawyer, and doctoral candidate Tania, his very pregnant wife, are realizing the American dream when they purchase a house next door to community stalwarts Virginia and Frank. But a disagreement over a long-standing fence line soon spirals into an all-out war of taste, class, privilege, and entitlement. The hilarious results guarantee no one comes out smelling like a rose. 7 p.m., $150. To reserve please send e mail to: ticketbooking.mftandt@gmail.com indicating your name, contact information, date and name of event and how many tickets you require. All Covid protocols are followed, including proof of vaccination for inside the theater. [Constitucion #209]

Sunday February 13: Playreading, Native Gardens, @ Mazatlan Film and Theater/El Recreo, Native Gardens, by Karen Zacarias, is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc., a Concord Theatrical Company. The gist: Pablo, a high-powered lawyer, and doctoral candidate Tania, his very pregnant wife, are realizing the American dream when they purchase a house next door to community stalwarts Virginia and Frank. But a disagreement over a long-standing fence line soon spirals into an all-out war of taste, class, privilege, and entitlement. The hilarious results guarantee no one comes out smelling like a rose. 3 p.m., $150. To reserve please send e mail to: ticketbooking.mftandt@gmail.com indicating your name, contact information, date and name of event and how many tickets you require. All Covid protocols are followed, including proof of vaccination for inside the theater. [Constitucion #209]

Monday February 14♥: Valentine’s Day dinners and music – from Cerritos to Centro, please check all their FB pages for menus, time, and costs. Surf’s Up; El Presidio; Gaia Bistrot; Belisario Brunch & Grill; 

Tuesday February 15: Marco’s Jazz Club @ La Molcajeteria – please welcome the only jazz club in Sinaloa and it’s here in Mazatlan. Marco Bernal is the owner, along with his wife Flor, of La Molcajeteria Cocina Mexican and his passion is vinyl. When he was 13 years-old he was djing disco parties in his Mexico City basement for friends and family. Because he has a large vinyl jazz collection, Marco thought an evening of classical jazz would appeal to any jazz lovers who are in Mazatlan. It has become a Tuesday favourite with both the foreign community and the Mexicans.The jazz starts at 7 p.m. but you may arrive earlier for your drinks or food. There is no cover charge. La Molcajeteria is an excellent space – the acoustics are wonderful and there is no outside music to interfere with the jazz. Marco will line-up all your favourites – Miles Davis, Charlie Parker, Thelonious Monk, Mingus, Coltrane etc. etc. You may choose your jazz or let Marco spin it for you. Please RSVP to Marco by calling or texting 667 198 5461. Marco’s Jazz Club is located on Constitución #250 [beside El Recreo, it’s handicap accessible.] Marco and his team are fully vaccinated and all Covid protocols will be followed. Drop in when you want [with your reservation] eat what you want, drink what you want, listen to what you want – this will be a smooth, easy jazz evening. [if you wish to learn more about Marco and La Molcajeteria please click here.]

Wednesday February 16: Sabalo Country Food Craft and Bake Sale @ La Catrina, 9 a.m. – noon [on Sabalo on the corner of Delfin, Golden Zone] – handicrafts, pies, cookies, fruits, vegetables, organic soups, shampoos, jewelry, woven bags, flan, rice pudding and photographs.

Wednesday February 16 and Thursday February 17: Alan Jackson’s tribute show “keeping it Country” @ Twisted Mama’s. Twisted Mama’s tribute show tickets are $875 and include dinner, National drinks and of course, the show. Doors open at 5:45 p.m., the music begins at 7 p.m. sharp. Please reserve your ticket by e mailing: twisted.ticket.booth@gmail.com.

Thursday February 17: Art Festival @ Mazatlan4Sale: from 12:00 until 4 p.m., free Margaritas! “Join us for some Live Music, Local Art Exposition, Oaxacan rugs, Glass Art, Jewelry, & Crafts.Don’t Forget to get one our Hand Painted Mugs with one of our famous Margaritas! 100% of all donations will go to a local non-profit organization. “The Gems of Mazatlán Education Fund” Location: Mazatan4Sale Office,Av. Playa Gaviotas 439A, Zona Dorado.” art festival is located on Ave. Playa Gaviotas 439.”

February 19: MOM[Mercado Organico de Mazatlan]/Organic Market/Farmer’s Market [now 11 years-old!] is open from 8 a.m. until noon, in Centro, at Plaza Zaragoza. All protocols are still in place for Covid-19 – organizers  ask that everyone enter the square wearing a face mask, respect social distancing, carry cloth bags [no more plastic bags at the market] and have lots of change for the vendors. There are over 30 vendors [organic food, cheese, plants, vegetables, herbs, arts and crafts etc. etc.] participating and it’s still one of the best opportunities to meet friends, sample different products and reconnect with vendors who are selling new items. [over 30 vendors this season, please click here if you wish to see the list.

Saturday February 19: 4thAnnual Isla Fiesta hosted by Chivos Restaurant: This is a wonderful fundraiser where the proceeds go towards children with special needs on Stone Island. Dallas Autery and Rocio Heredia, owners of the Chivos restaurant, request that you be there around noon and the party goes until 4 p.m. Please bring a cool item for the silent auction – [art pieces, golf equipment, fishing equipment and games as an example]- remember this money goes to children in need, so make it super special. A ticket is $250 and includes food [shrimp tostadas, beef tostadas and bean tostadas] a silent auction, a live auction, a 50/50 raffle AND live music – which is donated by a popular entertainer. You know you are in for a fun afternoon on La Isla and count on dancing in the sand – socially distanced of course! There is a cash bar and remember $100 of your $250 ticket goes directly to the children in need.

To reserve, please e mail Dallas: dallasyrocio@yahoo.com., or buy at Cerro los Chivo’s Restauant, or call 669 981 9525. The organizers say “all relevant Covid protocols will be adhered to so all workers will wear masks, and tables will be set for 6 people with spacing between each table. The surrounding restaurants are helping us with some space so we have room for 300 people. If we see a spike in Covid cases we will make the necessary adjustments.”

If you know the items you wish to donate now call the organizers and they will pick them up – so they can prepare the donation table. Remember that items for the raffles are also needed.

 

[Getting there: Take the Isla de la Piedra water taxi at the Playa Sur Embarcadero (near La Puntia Restaurant).  Take a pulmonia or walk along the jetty road to the right along the ship channel. Cerro Los Chivos is the palapa restaurant near the end of the road on the left.Please have small change for the “lancha”, about 30 pesos roundtrip.]

Tuesday February 22: Marco’s Jazz Club @ La Molcajeteria – please welcome the only jazz club in Sinaloa and it’s here in Mazatlan. Marco Bernal is the owner, along with his wife Flor, of La Molcajeteria Cocina Mexican and his passion is vinyl. When he was 13 years-old he was djing disco parties in his Mexico City basement for friends and family. Because he has a large vinyl jazz collection, Marco thought an evening of classical jazz would appeal to any jazz lovers who are in Mazatlan. It has become a Tuesday favourite with both the foreign community and the Mexicans.The jazz starts at 7 p.m. but you may arrive earlier for your drinks or food. There is no cover charge. La Molcajeteria is an excellent space – the acoustics are wonderful and there is no outside music to interfere with the jazz. Marco will line-up all your favourites – Miles Davis, Charlie Parker, Thelonious Monk, Mingus, Coltrane etc. etc. You may choose your jazz or let Marco spin it for you. Please RSVP to Marco by calling or texting 667 198 5461. Marco’s Jazz Club is located on Constitución #250 [beside El Recreo, it’s handicap accessible.] Marco and his team are fully vaccinated and all Covid protocols will be followed. Drop in when you want [with your reservation] eat what you want, drink what you want, listen to what you want – this will be a smooth, easy jazz evening. [if you wish to learn more about Marco and La Molcajeteria please click here.]

 

Wednesday February 23: Sabalo Country Food Craft and Bake Sale @ La Catrina, 9 a.m. – noon [on Sabalo on the corner of Delfin, Golden Zone] – handicrafts, pies, cookies, fruits, vegetables, organic soups, shampoos, jewelry, woven bags, flan, rice pudding and photographs.

Thursday February 24 – Tuesday March 1, Carnaval 2022, it’s back – bigger and better than ever! Please click here for the preliminary calendar.

Saturday February 26: MOM[Mercado Organico de Mazatlan]/Organic Market/Farmer’s Market [now 11 years-old!] is open from 8 a.m. until noon, in Centro, at Plaza Zaragoza. All protocols are still in place for Covid-19 – organizers  ask that everyone enter the square wearing a face mask, respect social distancing, carry cloth bags [no more plastic bags at the market] and have lots of change for the vendors. There are over 30 vendors [organic food, cheese, plants, vegetables, herbs, arts and crafts etc. etc.] participating and it’s still one of the best opportunities to meet friends, sample different products and reconnect with vendors who are selling new items. [over 30 vendors this season, please click here if you wish to see the list

.Wednesday March 2: Sabalo Country Food Craft and Bake Sale @ La Catrina, 9 a.m. – noon [on Sabalo on the corner of Delfin, Golden Zone] – handicrafts, pies, cookies, fruits, vegetables, organic soups, shampoos, jewelry, woven bags, flan, rice pudding and photographs.

Wednesday March 2 and Thursday March 3: Shania Twin tribute show @ Twisted Mama’s. “World famous artist Donna Huber does Shania”.Twisted Mama’s tribute show tickets are $875 and include dinner, National drinks and of course, the show. Doors open at 5:45 p.m., the music begins at 7 p.m. sharp. Please reserve your ticket by e mailing: twisted.ticket.booth@gmail.com.

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 [24 places, about 40 artists] are now available around town or go online to plot your route. New this year: #12 Mind Your Head Gallery, #14 La Roosevelt, and remember #4, Casa Etnika has a new location on Benito Juarez.

Monday March 7: Mazatlan Rocks the Beach returns.  THE BEST LOCAL BANDS IN CONCERT. One epic afternoon at Sumbawa Golden Zone [next to Valentino’s]  with blue skies, the sand between your toes and a few adult beverages. It’s always been one of the most popular and inexpensive events in Mazatlan. There’s no such thing as too much rockin’ and rollin’ – the six bands are Kannon, KraKen, Los Cryps, Phoenix, Rex and The Truth. If you are new to Mazatlan this is a great opportunity to hear some of our best local bands – all in one afternoon!

Tickets are $250 and are on sale now at: Veintiocho Food & Drink, Mazatlan Book Company [Playa Gaviotas, inside Las Margaritas, every Wednesday from 11 a.m.to 2 p.m, 669 994 5815], Leslie Lopez with KraKen Band and Chris Davidson in Centro via WhatsApp, 669 100 8793. For ticket holders doors open at 10 a.m. so you can select your seat and you also get a free Bloody Mary.  For people who buy their tickets the day of, doors open at 11 a.m. and the music starts are noon. This year, you’ll be buying your food from Veintiocho 28, cash bar. This concert is brought to you by promoter Simon Lynds.

Wednesday March 9 and Thursday March 10: Tom Petty tribute show @ Twisted Mama’s. “Martyn Jones captures the heart and soul of Tom Petty… the songs, the sound and the voice are all there”.Twisted Mama’s tribute show tickets are $875 and include dinner, National drinks and of course, the show. Doors open at 5:45 p.m., the music begins at 7 p.m. sharp. Please reserve your ticket by e mailing: twisted.ticket.booth@gmail.com.

Thursday March 10 – Sunday March 13: Tequila Rock ‘n Blues Explosion Events & Fests; Save the dates! The organizers of this rock fest have partnered with Water’s Edge Bistro and their winter tour “just got bigger, a new event for us…great music, fun and fundraising for The Street Animals of Mexico…the search for The Big Hearted headliner performers beings now!…we promise Mazatlan great talent who can rock a crowd by performers they haven’t seen in a long time, if at all…let’s get ready to rock – blues, rock, music loves animal lovers!” Venue and all bands a work in progress…

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Thursday March 17: Art Festival @ Mazatlan4Sale: from noon until 4 p.m., free Margaritas! “Join us for some Live Music, Local Art Exposition, Oaxacan rugs, Glass Art, Jewelry, & Crafts.Don’t Forget to get one our Hand Painted Mugs with one of our famous Margaritas! 100% of all donations will go to a local non-profit organization. “The Gems of Mazatlán Education Fund” Location: Mazatan4Sale Office,Av. Playa Gaviotas 439A, Zona Dorado.” 

Monday March 21: National Holiday, banks, government offices etc. closed. This holidays celebrates the birth of Benito Juarez.

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!

[Saturday March 26: MOM[Mercado Organico de Mazatlan]/Organic Market/Farmer’s Market [now 11 years-old!] is open from 8 a.m. until noon, in Centro, at Plaza Zaragoza. All protocols are still in place for Covid-19 – organizers  ask that everyone enter the square wearing a face mask, respect social distancing, carry cloth bags [no more plastic bags at the market] and have lots of change for the vendors. There are over 30 vendors [organic food, cheese, plants, vegetables, herbs, arts and crafts etc. etc.] participating and it’s still one of the best opportunities to meet friends, sample different products and reconnect with vendors who are selling new items. [over 30 vendors this season, please click here if you wish to see the list.

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 [24 places, about 40 artists] are now available around town or go online to plot your route. New this year: #12 Mind Your Head Gallery, #14 La Roosevelt, and remember #4, Casa Etnika has a new location on Benito Juarez.

Saturday April 2: MOM[Mercado Organico de Mazatlan]/Organic Market/Farmer’s Market [now 11 years-old!] is open from 8 a.m. until noon, in Centro, at Plaza Zaragoza. All protocols are still in place for Covid-19 – organizers  ask that everyone enter the square wearing a face mask, respect social distancing, carry cloth bags [no more plastic bags at the market] and have lots of change for the vendors. There are over 30 vendors [organic food, cheese, plants, vegetables, herbs, arts and crafts etc. etc.] participating and it’s still one of the best opportunities to meet friends, sample different products and reconnect with vendors who are selling new items. [over 30 vendors this season, please click here if you wish to see the list.

Thursday April 7: Art Festival @ Mazatlan4Sale: from noon until 4 p.m., free Margaritas! “Join us for some Live Music, Local Art Exposition, Oaxacan rugs, Glass Art, Jewelry, & Crafts.Don’t Forget to get one our Hand Painted Mugs with one of our famous Margaritas! 100% of all donations will go to a local non-profit organization. “The Gems of Mazatlán Education Fund” Location: Mazatan4Sale Office,Av. Playa Gaviotas 439A, Zona Dorado.” 

Sunday April 10 – Saturday April 16: Semana Santa, Holy Week, Easter Holidays. Depending on the pandemic, expect crowded beaches, and massive amounts of traffic, especially in the Golden Zone and beyond. Thousands of Mexican tourists flock to Mazatlan’s beaches. For some it’s a time to park your cars and stay at home to avoid the crowds!

Thursday April 14 and Friday April 15: National holidays, banks and government offices are closed.

Sunday May 1: National Holiday, Labour Day. In this case there will be NO “bridge holiday” on Monday May 2.

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Wednesday April 20 to Sunday April 24: Motoweek! International Moto Mazatlan Week. On December 22, 2021 the mayor announced that Motoweek would proceed. It’s the 26th anniversary – the main parade will most likely be on the Malecon on Saturday April 23; many events will take place behind Sam’s Club as usual.

~DAILY MUSIC NOTES~

THE ALMOST ACCURATE MUSIC SCHEDULE

Due the coronavirus and the variant Omicron, every venue is handling the pandemic protocols differently. Be sure to call ahead and establish what the venue’s rules are and confirm that your band is playing there – as musicians move around and some nights they are playing for private gigs. Many of your groups are on The Bandstand, please click here to listen

Mondays:

Phoenix Band, Lucky B’s, 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. ♦  Mr. Rio [Leslie, Carlos & Mario, soft rock], Lucky B’s, 6 p.m.♦ ShyNox Paz [good vibes], F.I.S.H., 6 p.m. ♦K&A [Kiki Dominguez and Arturo Garduño] Veintiocho Bar,/28, 7 p.m.♦ Hugo Gova, La Mona Pizza Bar Valentino’s, 6 p.m.♦ Phoenix, Balché, 7:30 p.m. ♦ Cura Versátil [romantic duo], Gaia tion’s,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[country, rock, pop, ballads], Diego’s Beach & Grill, doors open at 1 p.m. the show is at 2 p.m.[if Brenster is new to you: have a listen, or read Brenster’s profile where you can hear his original jingle] $150 cover, drinks not included; $275, non-alcoholic drinks included; $450, all-you-can-drink- alcohol!  Read all about the new and improved Diego’s Beach & Grill.Michelle, Lucky B’s, 3 p.m. – 6 p.m.♦ Lolos [Dario, Jimmy Powers, Enito Gregorio, Omar] or “Bluessy Tuesdays“,Shrimp Bucket, 4 p.m. – 7 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. ♦ KraKen, La Catrina, 6:30 p.m.♦ Mazazul, [a musical love bomb with]: Phil Nevile, [keyboard and vocals];  Omar Rios, drums and Ignacio Chavez, guitar. Patio Escobedo, 7 p.m.♦ Full Band [ r ‘n r], Lucky B’s, 7 p.m.♦ Lori Davidson Solo, Water’s Edge, 7 p.m.♦ Rex, Balché [starts Nov. 17], 7 p.m. Cura Versátil [romantic duo],Gaia Bistrot and Casa de Cannobio, 8 p.m.

Wednesdays:

Kannon, [r’n r], Del Mar 48 [in front of Hotel de Cima], 2:30 p.m.♦ KraKen, Balché, 3 p.m. – 6 p.m. ♦The Truth [“blues to sooth your soul”-Alexis Felix, Jose Luis, Chuck, Mario], Lucky B’s ,3 p.m.♦ Live music Jay Burns [one man band], or Barefoot Bob or Nanno Que Pasa, 3 p.m. – 6 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.♦ Barefoot Bob, Balche, 6 p.m..♦ Sergio Avila [sax, to read his profile], Topolo, 6 p.m.♦ Tanya Carrum [pop, ballads, rock, English and Spanish, have a listen], La Catrina, 6:30 p.m.♦ Lola Parks + Dave Oakey + Benito Meschoulam, Patio Escobedo, 7 p.m. ♦ Phoenix, Veintiocho, 28, 7 p.m. ♦ Los Bandits [oldies but goodies], Lucky B’s, 7 p.m.♦ Live music,[ often Las Chelas] varies, Macaws, 7 p.m.♦ Malavista S.C.[Cuban and Latino quartet, have a listen] Water’s Edge, 7:30 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 Full Band[ r ‘n r] Cheers Restobar, 9:00 p.m. 

Thursdays:

Jay Burns, [one man band] Shrimp Bucket, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.♦ BBE, [classic rock], Surf’s Up, 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.♦ Rex Unpluged, Veintiocho /28, 3 p.m. – 6 p.m.♦ Kannon, [r ‘n r], El Velero [Stone Island], 2:30p.m. – 5 p.m.♦ Lori Davidson Solo [English and Spanish, rock, pop, ballads], El Shrimp Bucket, 3 p.m.♦ Los Bandits, Lucky B’s, 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.♦ Darrell Barr, Que Pasa Catina, 3 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.♦ Ignacio Chavez, Nacho [solo guitar] Topolo, 6:30 p.m.♦On Jan 27th it’s Jorge Camberos then returns to Alexis Felix and Paloma Guerrero [acoustic sessions, have a listen to Alexis] [if you wish to read Alexis’s profile ]Water’s Edge, 7 p.m.♦ Rex Full Band [ r’n r], Balché, 7 p.m. ♦ Rocky Road [Greg, Javier, Daniel, Jimmy, Lola] La Catrina, 7 p.m.♦ Los Bandits [oldies but goodies], Lucky B’s, 7 p.m.  ♦ Las Chelas, [English and Spanish pop, rock], Bar 15 Rooftop Lounge, 8 p.m.♦ Sergio Avila [sax, to read his profile],  Agatha Kitchen Bar, 8 p.m.♦ Mauricio Rockdriquez [oldies, pop], El Presidio, 8 p.m.♦ Bojorquez, Los Zarapes, 8 p.m.♦ Jay Burns [one man band], Pedro y Lola, 8:30 p.m. ♦ Cura Versatil [English and Spanish ballads], Gaia Bistrot and Casa de Cannobio, 8 p.m. ♦ Live music, Pedro y Lola, 6:45 p.m.♦ Live music, Cheers Restobar, 9 p.m. ♦ Mandrake & The Magics [ska]. Pacific Food Park, 9 p.m. ♦ Grupo Aliado [if not them, other live music], Cheers Restobar, 9:30 p.m.♦ ShyNox Paz, Simba, 10 p.m.

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Fridays:  

Forrest Fiction [90s favourites], Surf’s Up, 1 p.m.♦ Shynox Paz, Lucky B’s, 3 p.m.- 6 p.m.♦ Rex Unplugged+ Michelle Nadia, Que Pasa Bar, 3 p.m. – 6 p.m.♦ Bob Marlin & The Walers, Barra al Mar, 5:30 p.m.♦ Lola Parks & Los Lolos [ Benito, Omar, Dario] Belisario, 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. ♦ Los Bandits [oldies but goodies], Friends Diner, 6 p.m.♦ Malavista SC, [Cuban and Latino quartet, have a listen]  Pedro y Lola, 8:30 p.m♦ Los Cryps [ r ‘n r, 50s/60s], Balché Restaurant Bar, 7 p.m.♦ Paty Villa, Macaws, 7 p.m. ♦ Alexis Felix & Paloma Guerrero [acoustic sessions],[or you may wish to read his profile] Water’s Edge, 7:30 p.m. Las Chelas, 28/Veinitocho, 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.♦ Rex Full Band [r ‘n r] Lucky B’s,  8 p.m.♦ Mandrake and the Magics, Balché, 8 p.m. ♦ Ignacio Chávez [Nacho, solo guitar], Casa Mayora, 8 p.m.♦ La Santa Frida, F.I.S.H., 8 p.m.♦Tremendo Mambo Dance Co. [salsa, bachata, cambia] La Mona Pizza del Centro, 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], Hotel Riu 9:30 p.m.♦ KraKen, La Catrina, 9:30 p.m.

Saturdays:

Sergio Avila [sax, to read his profile] Gaviana Resort, 9 a.m. – noon.♦ Los Brownies [reggae], Surf’s Up, 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. ♦ Barefoot Bob, Shrimp  Bucket, 3 p.m.♦ Rex Unplugged [acoustic classical rock], Lucky B’s, 4 p.m. – 7 p.m.♦ Kraken,[r ‘n r] Barra al Mar, 4 p.m. – 9 p.m.♦ Darrell Barr , Que Pasa, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. ♦Jay Burns [“one man band, have a listen] La Catrina, 5 p.m.♦ Las Chelas [“girl band, the best oldies”], Friends Diner, 6 p.m. ♦ Malavista SC, [Cuban and Latino quartet, have a listen]  Pedro y Lola, 6:45 p.m. 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..♦ Lola Parks & Los Lolos [ Dave Oakey,Benito, Omar, Dario] Macaws, 7 p.m.♦ Los Bandits [‘Oldies but goodies”], Veintiocho/28, 7 p.m.♦ Ignacio Chávez[Nacho] & Lori Davidson, [guitar and vocals], Water’s Edge, 7 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, Pinups,/Lucky B’s, 8 p.m.♦ Kraken, [r n’n r], Balachê 9 p.m.♦ Borjorquez, Los Zarapes, 9 p.m.♦ Kannon, [r ‘n r], Café Pacifico, 9 p.m. ♦ La Rezaka [r ‘n r], Cheers Restobar, 9 p.m. ♦ Alets Malafama, Tritón Sea Food, 9 p.m..♦ Live music [pop, rock, ballads, have a listen] Simba Sport Bar, 9:30 p.m.♦ Jackie [y su son de tres] La Catrina, 9:30 p.m.

Sundays:

Sergio Avila [sax, to read his profile] Gaviana Resort, 9 a.m. – noon. ♦ Jay Burns [one-man-band 50s to current rock, pop and country], Balaché, 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. ♦ Lola Parks Solo, Shrimp Bucket, 4 p.m.♦ Sergio Avila [sax, to read his profile] Vittore Terrazo, 2 p.m. – 5 p.m.♦Los Bandits [oldies but goodies], Que Pasa Catina, 3 p.m.  ♦ Rex Unplugged, Veintiocho Bar, 3 p.m. – 6 p.m. ♦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.♦ Kraken Sunday Funday [r ‘n r], Lucky B’s, 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.♦ Buen Trip [reggae], La Tostaderia del Mar, 4 p.m. – 7 p.m.♦ Rex Unplugged, Veintiocho Bar,/28 , 6 p.m. ♦ Malavista S.C. [Cuban and Latino quartet, have a listen] , Belisario Brunch and Grill, 6:30 p.m. ♦ Alexis Felix and Mario [soul good], Veintiocho Bar/28, 7 p.m.♦ Jorge Camberos, [vocals and guitar], Water’s Edge Bistro, 7 p.m.  ♦ Live music [varies, often it’s – Omar, Lola Parks, Greg Brady, Dave Oakey, Benito]  Pedro y Lola, 7 p.m.♦ Mauricio Rockdriquez [oldies, pop], El Presidio, 7 p.m.♦ Phoenix [r ‘n r], Lucky B’s, 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 .♦ 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: 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, Benito Juarez #1218, 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 Roosevelt: open every day from at 10 a.m. Stop by Mareé for French crépes and coffee, “love at first crépe”, also opens at 10 a.m. and then explore Baúl concept store. The art gallery is entire first floor. On Roosevelt #309 at Carnaval. To learn more about La Roosevelt please click here.

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: On January 7,2022 due to Covid the Museo is temporarily closed. The Museum is located on Sixto Osuna #71 and Venustiano Carranza, Centro. Call 669 985 3502 or 669 981 5592, the phone will be answered in Spanish.There is a new director’s name is Miguel Angel Ramirez Jardines.The Museo is open Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Nidart, Libertad #45, 985 5991, leather masks, ceramics, jewellery, and much, much more. Open Monday to Saturday at 10 a.m. #17 on ArtWalk

~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! For events in the theatre they are following Covid protocols: face masks; in the reception area face masks will also be required inside the screening room. – it’s all here.    Be sure to stay current by visiting http://mazact.com,

Monday and Thursday movies will be screened at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m., $50 suggested donation. Tuesday movies are at 3 p.m. only, $50. Please visit their website for all the details.