~Angela Peralta Theater~
The Angela Peralta is located on Carnaval, in the Plazuela Machado, Centro. The box office is open Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and open -if there is an event -on Sunday. Please call ahead to be sure it’s open – 982 4444 ext. 103. Due to Covid-19, 150 tickets will be available for sale and all Covid protocols will be followed – please arrive at the theater earlier than usual for temperature taking, hand sanitizer etc. etc. Face masks are mandatory inside the theater as well. Tickets for Casa Haas must be bought at the box office, – and only 50 tickets will be available. Casa Haas is located on Mariano Escobedo [across from Héctor’s Bistro] at the corner of Heriberto Frias. Casa Haas is also following all Covid-19 protocols. Unfortunately, tickets can still not be purchased online. Please remember that the Mazatlan calendar is updated daily…
Saturday June 26: Pride! Different artists will celebrate Gay Pride Day on the Angela Peralta stage, LGBTTQ+ – such as our very own ballet company, our very own contemporary dance company, Delfos and guest appearances from Beyoncé, Jenni Ribera, Gloria Trevi, Amanda Miguel, Lupita D’Alessio, Madona, Cher, +++ 8 p.m., $100 -$200.
Wednesday June 23: Concert, Por el gusto de un recorrido de las mejores canciones de todos lost tiempos: /for the pleasure of a tour of the best songs of all time [boleros, arias, Broadway hits, and classic Mexican favourites] with baritone Esteban Baltazar and on the piano Mario Cabuto. Casa Haas, 8 p.m, $200.
Thursday July 24: Art exhibit, El Color de la Esperanza/the colour of hope, Casa Haas, 7 p.m., free, everyone is welcome.
Friday June 25: Concert, Aires de Sinaloa/the winds of Sinaloa, featuring the group Kimú. This group from Oaxaca perform songs and melodies from Latin America [Peru, Colombia], Cuba, and Portugal. Casa Haas, 7:30 p.m. $200.
Friday June 25: Clarinet concert featuring Israel Aragón: Israel Aragon Peralta, principal clarinetist of the Orchestra Angela Peralta Theatre presents a concert with music from Almiro Gampieri, Gabriela Ortiz, Julio Baker, Heinrich Sutermeister, Willson Osborne, Michael Webster and Michael Mangoni. 8 p.m., Constitución #207, [beside El Recreo/Mazatlan Film and Theatre] $99, please reserve you ticket via WA, 669 186 5500.
“Originally from the municipality of Santa Maria Zoquitlán, Oaxaca, where he began his musical studies. In 2006 he entered the Institute of Music of the State of Veracruz and under the tutelage of Abel Pérez Python and was part of the Mexican saxophone quartet, generating five record productions. He has participated in the country’s best orchestras such as Veracruz State Youth Symphony Orchestra, Xalapa Symphony, State of Mexico Symphonic, Boca del Rio Philharmonic, Sinaloa Symphony of the Arts and Symphonic Band of the Americas. He has also collaborated with Susana Zavaleta, Natalia Lafourcade, Eugenia León, TEMPLUM assembly, on various recordings and concerts. Currently, he is Clarinetist of the Orchestra Angela Peralta Theatre.”
Saturday June 26: Gay Pride Parade, 12th Annual Marcha del Orgullo Gay y la Diversidad Sexual: starts at the aquarium at 5 p.m. and this year it finishes in the Plazuela Machado where the queen will be crowned.
Thursday July 1: Celebrate Canada @ Friends Diner – the popular singer Tanya Carrum will be performing. $150 includes two drinks, 5 p.m. Please call for reservations 669 913 6066. Friends is located at Av. Laguna #300.
Thursday July 1: Celebrate Canada Day @ Water’s Edge – it’s the annual end of season fiesta, and you most certainly do not need to be a Canadian to attend this fun event. As always, Chef Alastair creates a special menu and Jay Burns, Señor-One-Man-Band, is supplying the music. 6 p.m., reservations please, 136 0895, WE is located on Sixto Osuna #48.
Wednesday, September 15: El Grito, Independence Day, the evening. Mexico celebrates 211 years of independence. In 2020, this important event was honoured virtually – as we were smack in the middle of the Covid pandemic. While the pandemic is far from over, the government has hinted that this year’s El Grito will be proceeding with “an abundance of caution.” The fiesta takes place in the Plazuela República, Town Hall Square. El Grito, the cry of independence, is yelled across the square by all the people, and it’s led by Mazatlan’s Mayor Luis Guillermo “El Quimico” Benitez Torres. The famous Grito de Dolores is a massive synchronized call that dates back to 1810, when Father Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla cried out to his parish in the small town of Dolores – cried out against the Spanish colonial rule after 300 years. Today, the mayor calls out something relevant to the history, and the crowd yells VIVA! If you decide to join this party you’ll be safe responding with two words: Viva Mexico! While the Grito starts close to midnight all the musical guests begin at 6 p.m. The program is always exciting with many musical acts – and often a famous headliner – and there’s always a glorious display of fireworks to close the celebration.
Thursday September 16th “is the real date of Mexican independence” – Thursday is a national holiday – banks, schools, government offices etc. will be closed.
Tuesday November 2: Callejoneada del Dia de Muertos, Day of the Dead parade: the celebrations of this important night [research claims this day has been honoured for 3000 years in Mexico] happen tonight. Monday November 1 is a day and night reserved to respect children who have died and families spend the time visiting them in the cemeteries or at personal altars. November 2 is to honour adult but it’s a more robust celebration, a joyous evening. Create a costume, apply that all-important make-up and follow the parade! The parade route will most likely start at 8 p.m. at the Plazuela Republica [Town Hall] and goes along Angel Flores, south on Olas Altas to Miguel Aleman, north on Venustiano Carranza [past the Museo de Arte] up Sixto Osuna and finishes in the Plazuela Machado. [to be confirmed.]
Many of the shops and galleries in Centro remain open so you can pay respect to the altars they have built. This is a night when everyone quietly utters, “we see you.” [perhaps you’d like to read a more in-depth article on the history of Dia de Muertos.] [ there’s also a fascinating article on a group of women, “the paper flower artists”, who make divine paper flowers, only during Dia de Muertos.] There will be constant surprises on the streets, in the Machado, in the Angela Peralta Theatre and in the Museo de Arte. The Museo will be displaying its annual large woodcut banners on cloth and on paper at 9 p.m.
Thursday December 23: Tanya Carrum’s Christmas Enchantment: ONLY 30 TICKETS LEFT. One of Mazatlan’s most popular and versatile singers is inviting you to a very special Christmas evening at Club Britania. The event space has been transformed into a small Mexican village with fairy lights and like all Mexican villages, there is a dance floor! Stars will be on stage and in the sky – it’s an open air venue. Tanya has invited guest singers to accompany her on the stage. There will also be a contemporary dance performance featuring her brother – Omar Carrum and his dance troupe. This is an elegant affair so please dress accordingly – no t shirts, shorts or flip flops! You may have seen an earlier poster with VIP tables – they’ve already sold out! However, the design of the room allows all the tables to have a great view of the stage. Your $750 ticket includes the show, a divine dinner and an open bar. It is recommended that you reserve now: contact Tanya Carrum through her FB page, or via WhatsApp +52 669 925 7523 or e mail, firstname.lastname@example.org and Tanya will direct you to her PayPal account, or if you are in Mazatlan she will deliver your tickets and accept your pesos. The show starts at 6 p.m. Club Britania is located on Ave.Universidad #301.
Wednesday January 12 and Thursday January 13: Linda Ronstadt tribute show @ Twisted Mama’s. Save the date!
Wednesday January 19 and Thursday January 20: Johnny Cash [a younger version] tribute show @ Twisted Mama’s. Save the date!.
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!
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!
Wednesday March 9 and Thursday March 10: Tom Petty tribute show @ Twisted Mama’s. Save the date!
~DAILY MUSIC NOTES~
THE ALMOST ACCURATE MUSIC SCHEDULE
Due the coronavirus, the city is discouraging large social gatherings and is encouraging social distancing – it’s entirely up to the venues and how individuals feel about getting together.
It’s summer! The music is on and off – be sure to check out the venue’s FB page some of the bands take last-minute private gigs. Many of your groups are on The Bandstand, please click here to listen. To avoid disappointment call ahead to double check if your band is playing.
Mondays: Leslie [singer from Kraken] and Mr. Rio, Veintiocho Bar, 7 p.m. ♦ 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.
Wednesdays: Jay Burns, Barra al Mar, 2 p.m.♦ Kannon [ r’nr], La Corriente, 2:30 p.m. ♦ Live music [varies] El Shrimp Bucket, 4 p.m. ♦ Ezequiel Ojeda [amazing tenor] F.I.S.H. 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. ♦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. Pedro Sarabia [soft sax], 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: Kannon, [ r ‘n r], El Velero Stone Island, 2:30 p.m. ♦ Mauricio Rockdriguez, [guitar and vocals], Balché, 3 p.m.- 5 p.m. ♦ Rafael Rodriquez, [to read more about Rafael – romantic ballads, English and Spanish, have a listen], Fishermans Mazatlan Seafood Restaurant [669 114 6022], 4 p.m. – 7 p.m. ♦ Rob Lamonica & Friends, Patio Escobedo, 6:30 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. ♦ Live music, varies, Water’s Edge, 7 p.m.♦ Mauricio Rockdriquez [oldies, pop], El Presidio, 7p.m.♦ Los Cryps [r ‘n ‘r, oldies], Asi es [the new “market along Olas Altas], 7 p.m ♦Cura Versatil [English and Spanish ballads], Gaia Bistrot and Casa de Cannobio, 8 p.m. ♦ KraKen [rock,pop, have a listen], Pinup’s/Lucky B’s 7 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. ♦ Don Gato Rock Band [r ‘n r], Simba Sport Bar, 9 p.m. ♦ La Rezaka, [r ‘n r]Balché, 9 p.m. ♦ Heidi Herrera, The German Garden, 10 p.m.
Fridays: ♦ Rob Lamonica & Friends, Shrimp Bucket, 5 p.m. ♦Ignacio Chávez [Nacho, solo guitar,] Gaia Bistrot, 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.♦ Acústico Borjórquez, Barra al Mar [BAM], 6 P.M.♦ Ezequiel, [amazing tenor] Water’s Edge, 7 p.m.♦ Malavista SC, [Cuban and Latino quartet, have a listen] Belisario Brunch and Grill, 7 p.m. and a second gig at 9 p.m., La Fabula Centro♦ La Roots, Asi Es, 7 p.m..♦ Live music, Water’s Edge, 7:30 p.m ♦ Las Chelas, [rock/pop] 28/Veintiocho, 7:30 p.m. ♦ Alets Malafama, El Shrimp Bucket, 8 p.m.♦ Rafael Rodriquez, [to read more about Rafael – romantic ballads, English and Spanish, have a listen] Gaia Bistrot and Casa de Cannobio, 8 p.m.♦ Live music, Lucky B’s, 8 p.m.♦ Mandrake and the Magics, Balché, 8 p.m. ♦ Luis Enrique, Via Condotti, 8 p.m.♦ Rob Lamonica & Friends, Pedro y Lola, 8:30 p.m.♦ Everardo Castro, [Mexican ballads, pop], Los Zarapes, 9 p.m.♦ La Rezaka, Cheers, Restobar 9 p.m. ♦ Kannon [r ‘n r, heavy metal], Simba Sport Bar, 9:30 p.m.♦ KraKen [ r n’r], La Catrina, 9:30 p.m.♦ Malavista SC, [Cuban and Latino quartet, have a listen] La Fábula Centro, 10 p.m.
Saturdays: Los Brownies [reggae], Surf’s Up, 1 p.m. ♦ Live music [varies], Que Pasa Catina, 2 p.m. – 5 p.m. ♦Kraken,[r ‘n r] Barra al Mar, 4 p.m. – 7 p.m.♦Live music, [varies] El Shrimp Bucket, 4 p.m. on. ♦ Live Music, Water’s Edge Bistro, 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, 7 p.m.♦ Don Gato Rock Band, Asi Es, 7 p.m.♦ Rob Lamonica & Friends, Belisario, 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.♦ Everardo Castro, [Mexican ballads, pop,] 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.♦ KraKen,[ r ‘n r] Balché, 9 p.m.♦ ZaZ, [pop, rock, ballads, have a listen] Simba Sport Bar, 9:30 p.m. ♦ Adiccion [r ‘n r, heavy metal], Dugout Sport’s Bar, 10 p.m.
Sundays: Live music, El Shrimp Bucket, noon – 4 p.m. ♦ KraKen [r ‘n roll, have a listen], Que Pasa Catina, 3 p.m. – 6 p.m.♦ La Roots Band, [reggae] Barra al Mar [BAM], 3 p.m. – 6 p.m.♦ Rex Rocks, Veintiocho Bar,/28 , 4 p.m. ♦ Rootsterford/Los Brownies [reggae], Shrimp Bucket, 7 p.m. ♦ La Roots, Asi Es, 7 p.m.♦ Rob Lamonica & Friends, Pedro y Lola, 7 p.m.♦ Live music, usually Rootsterford [reggae], El Shrimp Bucket, 7 p.m. ♦ Rafael Rodriquez [to read more about Rafael – troubadour, ballads, romantic songs in English and Spanish, have a listen], Gaia Bistrot and Casa de Cannobio, 8 p.m ♦ Malavista SC, [Cuban and Latino quartet, have a listen] Via Condotti, 8 p.m.♦La Rezaka [hard r ‘n r], Cheers Restobar, 9 p.m. ♦ Live music, La Catedral, 9 p.m ♦ Sergio Avila [the magical sax], Restaurant Beach Grill in the Faviana Resort, 9 p.m.
~ GALLERIES ~
Angela Peralta Theatre Galleries: [re-opened on October 16, social distancing and masks required.] There are two galleries; the upstairs gallery above the theatre is referred to as the Galeria Angela Peralta and hosts revolving shows as does the downstairs in the gallery, Galeria Rubio. Open week days from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. but sometimes can be closed due to private events.
Casa Etnika, Sixto Osuna #50, 136 0139, open Monday to Saturday from 10 a.m to 5 p.m. Filled with clothes, toys, handicrafts, original art, glass, jewellery, they have it all.
Centro Cultural Made, Miquel Aleman #927 [almost at the docks], open Monday to Saturday from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. The hours reflect this is a not-for-profit gallery. Made is owned and operated by three artists: Cristiano Gabrielli [he has the Italian influence], Vanya Saavedra [dancer for Delfos] and Germán Torres. Call 669 129 1683.
Centro Cultural Univeristario: it’s on Rosales, between Melchor Ocampo and Leandro Valle. A huge white building, with many rooms, patios and outdoor spaces. The famous Mazatleco artist, Antonio López Saenz has his own exhibit room there, filled with drawings, paintings and a few sculptures. It’s open to the public, Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and is part of the Universidad Autónoma de Sinaloa. It’s a little out of the way but the space and the views of the city are worth seeing as well as Antonio’s wonderful work.
Gaia Bistrot Gallery: Plazuela Machado, Heriberto Frias and Sixto Osuna, open every day at 4 p.m.
Galeria Baupres: Heriberto Frias #1506 – hours vary [maybe 10 a.m. -2 p.m. and then 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.] call 669 113 0941.
Gandarva Bazar, Constitución #616, 136 0665, open Monday to Saturday at 10 a.m.
La Querencia, Belisario Dominguez #1502B, 981 1036, open Monday to Saturday at 10 a.m.
Museo Arqueológico de Mazatlan/MUSAM: CLOSED until further notice… During the year this space (indoors and outdoors) hosts many different art exhibits and workshops. Located on Sixto Osuna# 76, kitty corner to Macaws. Closed Mondays, open from 9 a.m. 6 p.m. If you wish to call ahead, 669 981 1455
Museo de Arte: As of February 2021 small groups are allowed in the Museo to see the exhibits. All Covid protocols must be followed please – face masks and social distancing. For information in English or French please call 669 163 0248. The Museo is open on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 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. April 30 – June 27 bring three new exciting exhibits. 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,