~Angela Peralta Theater~
The Angela Peralta is located on Carnaval, in the Plazuela Machado, Centro. The box office is open Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. – 7 p.m. and on Saturdays from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. Please call ahead to be sure it’s open – 982 4444 ext. 103. Tickets for Casa Haas must be bought at the box office – even if an event is free. Unfortunately, tickets can still not be purchased online.
Thursday May 21:POSSIBLY: an intimate evening with José Manuel Chú/ Intimo: this award-winning Mexican tenor soars between opera arias and pop. Mexicans and audiences around the world love to hear him perform the classics as well as yes, songs by Elvis and Sinatra. The evening is brought to you by Vivace Producciones and tickets will go on sale soon. 8 p.m. Price, tbc.
The Mexican government extends the quarantine [“stay at home”] until April 30, 2020.
Sunday May 10: Mother’s Day.
Saturday June 6: POSSIBLY: Dia de la Música – Day of the Music. All free, usually six or seven stages in Centro celebrating all types of music – from banda to jazz to choral groups. Usually starts around 7 p.m.
~DAILY MUSIC NOTES~
THE NOT-AT-ALL ACCURATE MUSIC SCHEDULE
Due the coronavirus the city is discouraging any kind of social gatherings and has now extended the quarantine [“stay at home”] until April 30, 2020. Most likely, your group may NOT be playing, please call ahead. Fans of Rob Lamonica and Surf’s Up can find them live streaming – to connect, check their FB page. Mostly likely, the bands will return to their regular gigs once the “all clear” has been given. Most of the restaurants and bars are listed in The Directory, click here for address, opening hours and phone numbers – or, if you prefer, check out the venue’s FB page. Many of your groups are on The Bandstand, please click here to listen.
[Brenster’s Beach Bash, RETURNS IN NOVEMBER. have a listen, or read Brenster’s profile where you can hear his original jingle] [$80 cover, drinks not included; $200, non- alcoholic drinks included; $340, all-you-can-drink. Bloggers, Kashlee and Trevor who have attended the Bash four times have this to say]
~ GALLERIES ~
Angela Peralta Theatre Galleries: CLOSED UNTIL APRIL 30.There are two galleries; the upstairs gallery above the theatre is referred to as the Galeria Angela Peralta and hosts revolving shows as does the downstairs in the gallery, Galeria Rubio. Open week days from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. but sometimes can be closed due to private events.
Casa Etnika, Sixto Osuna #50, 136 0139, open Monday to Saturday from 10 a.m to 5 p.m. Filled with clothes, toys, handicrafts, original art, glass, jewellery, they have it all.
Centro Cultural Made, Miquel Aleman #927 [almost at the docks], open Monday to Saturday from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. The hours reflect this is a not-for-profit gallery. Made is owned and operated by three artists: Cristiano Gabrielli [he has the Italian influence], Vanya Saavedra [dancer for Delfos] and Germán Torres. Call 669 129 1683.
Centro Cultural Univeristario: it’s on Rosales, between Melchor Ocampo and Leandro Valle. A huge white building, with many rooms, patios and outdoor spaces. The famous Mazatleco artist, Antonio López Saenz has his own exhibit room there, filled with drawings, paintings and a few sculptures. It’s open to the public, Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and is part of the Universidad Autónoma de Sinaloa. It’s a little out of the way but the space and the views of the city are worth seeing as well as Antonio’s wonderful work.
Gaia Bistrot Gallery: Plazuela Machado, Heriberto Frias and Sixto Osuna, open every day at noon.
Galeria Baupres: Heriberto Frias #1506 – hours vary [maybe 10 a.m. -2 p.m. and then 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.] call 669 113 0941.
Gandarva Bazar, Constitución #616, 136 0665, open Monday to Saturday at 10 a.m.
La Querencia, Belisario Dominguez #1502B, 981 1036, open Monday to Saturday at 10 a.m.
Museo Arqueológico de Mazatlan/MUSAM: CLOSED UNTIL APRIL 30. 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: CLOSED UNTIL APRIL 30.There are three galleries – one collection is in the Sala Antonio López Saenz. Changing exhibits are in both the Sala Roberto Perez Rubio, and Sala Carlos Bueno galleries. Cecilia Sánchez Duarte was appointed the new director in January 2017 and slowly this wonderful space has come alive. [to view Cecilia’s own artwork] [During Semana Santa/Easter/Holy Week and other National holidays] the Museo is open by appointment only – please call 669 163 0248. Due to misuse and disrespect of the bathrooms, they are no longer open to the public. You may wish to read a detailed profile on the Museo de Arte.
The galleries are open Tuesday to Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Museum is located on Sixto Osuna #71 and Venustiano Carranza, Centro. Call 985 3502 or 981 5592, the phone will be answered in Spanish. [ Cecilia has hosted many videos on Artists Studios, have a look, you’d be surprised by the talent!]
In April: Puentes de Papel, – five artists from Quebec, Canada – Mano Coté, Karine Landerman, Marie-Eve Lontin, Hélèn Raymond Amyot and Cluade Aimée Villenueve and five from Mazatlan – Cecilia Sánchez Duarte, Cecilia Garcia Morales, Manuel Velásquez Carlock, Marysol Galvan Pelayo and Carlos Zazueta. This takes place in the Galeria Roberto Pérez Rubio. In the Galeria Atonio López Saenz gallery there will be a photographic exhibit by Eunice Adorno, Casa estudiantil octubre rojo.
Nidart, Libertad #45, 985 5991, leather masks, ceramics, jewellery, and much, much more. Open Monday to Saturday at 10 a.m. #17 on ArtWalk
Valladolid Gallery: It’s inside the Valladolid College, on Belisario Dominguez #53. Every month there is a different show – it ranges from group art shows, art installations to poetry readings. The gallery is open from Monday to Friday from 9 a.m to 6 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
~MAZATLAN FILM AND THEATER AT EL RECREO~
Mazatlan Film and Theater at El Recreo is a not -for- profit community centre, located in Centro on Constitución #209. MF&T is closed for the season and returns in the fall. – it will all be here.
~ ONGOING ~
[“Ongoing” covers events, tours, special stores, that don’t have dates, but days – hence they are ongoing during the season.]
Monday to Friday: Flavor Teller Street Food Tours. Tour leader Maaike Hoekstra will take you on a unique journey of Mazatlan street flavours. [“all safe and clean!” so say all of the participants]. “The Flavor Teller gave us the gift of seeing a side of Mazatlan that not many tourists get to see.” Flavor Teller is approaching its second year and is currently #1 on Trip Advisor in this category. The tour leaves the Plazuela Machado at 10 a.m. and returns around 1 p.m. Be sure to visit the website.Dalila is giving lessons all year round. The venues change, give her a call!
La Catrina Food and Craft Market – RETURNS IN NOVEMBER. every Wednesday from 9 a.m. to noon, Camarón Sábalo #2024, 669 916 0116.
Organic Market: every Saturday until April, Plaza Zaragoza, 8 a.m. until noon. Please bring cloth bags to carry your produce home and small change for the vendors. RETURNS IN NOVEMBER.
La Beth’s Bazaar & Bohemian Boutique, – open now in Centro on the Corner of Constitución and Benito Juarez [kitty-corner to Topolo Restaurant.]. The hours: Tuesday – Thursday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Fridays – 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.[ So what is so special about LaBeth’s Bazaar and Bohemian Boutique? “Besides all the gorgeous new clothes that are as colorful as Mexico, and fun to wear even in warm weather, vintage purses that are all the rage, short kaftans, long kaftans, jeweled kaftans, Palazzo pants that are breezy colorful and ohhh so light, brightly colored wrap skirts that are reversible, ruffled skirts, cotton skirts, wonderful manta crop tops and short jackets… all these things are wonderful, but what makes LaBeth’s really special is the fact that 20% of proceeds go to Hogar San Pablo Boys Home.There was a need to assist the Boys’ Home when the bingo and various pot- luck events ended. I offered to take up the slack and help provide toiletries that are in constant need with 37 boys. My lovely boutique is in its 3rd year – and fortunately, it has provided the Boys’ Home with much needed items. Please come by and shop and donate at the same time; I truly offer feel good shopping!”] RETURNS IN DECEMBER.