Arts and Entertainment Calendar

Around Town, Daily Live Music,  Galleries and Saturday Farmer’s Market.

~Angela Peralta Theater~

The Angela Peralta is located on Carnaval, in the Plazuela Machado, Centro. The box office is open Monday to Saturday from noon to 7 p.m. and open -if there is an event on Sunday. Please call ahead to be sure it’s open – 982 4444 ext. 103.  Due to Covid-19, 150 tickets will be available for sale and all Covid protocols will be followed – please arrive at the theater earlier than usual for temperature taking, hand sanitizer etc. etc. Masks are mandatory inside the theater as well. Ticket prices are between $200 – $350. Tickets for Casa Haas must be bought at the box office, all performances are $100 – and only 50 tickets will be available. Casa Haas is also following all Covid-19 protocols. Unfortunately, tickets can still not be purchased online.

Wednesday November 25: Cello and Jazz Concert, the concert features Orlando Idrovo, cello; Maximiliano Torres, double bass; José Miguel Rivera, piano; and Héctor Estavillo, drums. 8 p.m. $200.

Friday November 27: Ballet Folclórico’s “sound of my land”/ al son de mi tierra. The Ballet Folclórico, under the direction of Javier Arcadia, has danced together for years – always with pride and great emotion in their performances. You’ll see many costume changes as well as traditional dances from Veracruz, Jalisco and Sinaloa. .8 p.m. $200

Saturday November 28: Templum experimental, a music concert, 8 p.m., free, first come, first seated.

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

Friday December 11[ 8 p.m.], Saturday December 12 [8 p.m.], Sunday December 13,7 p.m.]: Suite Cascanueces/Christmas ballet performances from the Nutcracker Ballet  [no full-on production due to social distancing] 8 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Sunday December 13.  $200-$250.

Friday December 18, Saturday December 19, and Sunday December 20: Gala Navideña, annual Christmas Concert – most likely a scaled- back version due to social distancing but it’s bound to put you in the holiday spirit. It’s always a fun and joyous concert. Confirmed!  There will be singers from the Angela Peralta volunteer choral group. 8 p.m.

~Around Town~ 

dogs at the beach

Thursday November 26: American Thanksgiving – for the restaurant’s full menu visit their FB page.

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

& Thanksgiving dinner @ Water’s Edge, 5 p.m.. $450 per person, Live music with Wingin’ It, reservations a must, 669 136 0895

& Thanksgiving dinner @ Macaws, 5 p.m – 9 p.m., table service, or to-go; $350 per person, please reserve, 669 194 5977

& Thanksgiving dinner @ Gaia Bistrot, 5 p.m. – 9 p.m., three course dinner, $550, please reserve, 669 912 2525

& Thanksgiving dinner @ La Marea Mazatlan, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. p.m, with live music by the talented singer Tanya Carrum [6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.] and your ticket price includes a three course dinner, and all you can drink – red and white wine, margaritas, martinis and beer – pre-sale $900, day of $1,335, please reserve, 669 158 5064. Sunset is at 5:25 p.m.!

& Thanksgiving dinner @ Angelina’s Kitchen, $425, 669 9101596 to reserve.

Thursday November 26: Brenster  presents “The Stories Behind the Songs.” @ Diego’s Beach & Grill. What better way to celebrate Thanksgiving than with Canadian award-winning singer-songwriter Brent McAthey, The Brenster, who shares his stories, his inspirations and the reason his songs were written. This intimate dinner show is a chance to see Brenster up-close and personal [kind of like “Springsteen on Broadway”] and it’s also a CD release party for A Simpler Life. People who attended a similar show in August had this to say; “We loved the intimacy of this show at Diego’s. We love the Beach Bash too, but this was really something special, we’ll be going to every one he does like this in the future”… “a first-class evening, great service, food, atmosphere with a fantastic sunset on top of some great stories and songs…” “so cool to hear Brenster tell us what inspired his songs, I’ll be listening to them differently from now on.” It wouldn’t be a traditional Thanksgiving without Chef Diego Becerra’s gourmet turkey dinner as only Diego can prepare it: salad – fresh spinach, mixed lettuce, roasted walnut brittle, sliced apples, with a blue cheese and balsamic vinaigrette dressing; the main event – roast turkey with gravy, cranberries, bread stuffing sweet potato mash or mashed potatoes and sautéed vegetables and, of course, pumpkin pie for dessert. Your $750 peso ticket includes this unique show with original songs, a delicious turkey dinner, four drinks [beer, wine, domestic alcohol or soft drinks] and $50 pesos of your ticket is donated to the Mazatlan Food Bank. You’ll have the time of your life AND be giving back to a worthy cause. One catch – there are only 40 seats left [60 have already been sold], and your ticket can be purchased now at Diego’s Beach & Grill, La Florida #100 Sabalo – from Tuesday to Sunday, 9 -9. The Stories behind the Songs starts at 4:30 p.m. All Covid-19 protocols are followed, and it’s a maximum of six people per table. [if you’d like to learn more about Chef Diego Becerra and his restaurant, please click here.]

Friday November 27: Ezequiel Ojeda in concert/ Noche de Ronda – this amazing tenor was discovered by Cultura as he used to sing to cruise ship passengers as they arrived on the” blue line” – that was a few years ago of course. Now he performs around Sinaloa on a proper stage with proper sound equipment. Juan Pablo Garcia will accompany Ezequiel on the piano. Casa Haas, 7:30 p.m., $150 [remember, your ticket must be purchased at the Angela Peralta box office.]

Saturday November 28: Organic Market/Farmer’s Market, 8 a.m. until noon, Centro’s, Plaza Zaragoza.

Beach Seekers logo

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

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

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

 

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

Friday December 4: The 14th /15th Annual ArtWalk in Centro! In January 2021 it will be the 15th year for Centro’s popular ArtWalk. Every year we look forward to this monthly event; this year will be no exception, except of course, everyone must follow the Covid-19 protocols. Masks are required in all studios and spaces. Artists are thrilled to be displaying their works -be it paintings, photography, water colours, sculptures or jewllery – please respect their health and yours by wearing a mask. There are 23 participating galleries and studios – 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. After this covid summer the bars and restaurants would so welcome your support – they are all prepped and ready to serve you – safely. Artists will give you virtual hugs for taking the time to see their latest creations. Printed maps with the artists and galleries are available – and the map is online – so you can plot your route.

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

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

Friday December 11: Annual Toy Drive with the Beach Seekers Band @ Pinup’s Fun n’ Grill, 4:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. This toy drive is for children of all ages. Please bring unwrapped toys that do NOT include batteries or look like weapons.

“Mazatlan’s Integral Family Development and Social Services System (DIF) will be doing the distribution of toys to the children that need them here in Mazatlan and in neighbouring communities. DIF has programs and projects that provide care for families and people who are in disadvantaged situations, with the purpose of providing assistance to girls, boys and adults of all ages with disabilities. The local Director will be in attendance at the event to say a few words about their programs. A special thank you to Lisa Lankins for helping to coordinate the charity drive with the City of Mazatlan.” Organizer Jan Oster said “last year we filled up a pickup truck with toys and games and there were many very happy children who would not have received anything. DIF was elated with the turnout and outpouring of support from the expat community.” Let’s all make this Christmas the best ever for the children of Mazatlan.To read more about this generous band, please click here.

Thursday December 17: ArtWalk in the Golden Zone from noon until 4 p.m.: hosted by Mazatlan4Sale – start your art walk at the Margarita Bar with Lionne and Kristen Decker pouring margaritas into hand-painted mugs. “During these last months artistic life in Mazatlan has suffered an economic crises. We wanted to give a small support to our beloved painters and make it special for you. From every painter’s mug that your purchase, half of the money goes to the artist and the other half for charity causes. Choose the artist you like and get a piece of original art with the signature on it.” Enjoy Mazatlan4Sale’s gallery and then visit all the participating artists that you’ll see on the street outside – most of the artists will not be inside a building so it’s safe and socially distanced! Visit the artists, mingle with friends and there is always time to have an adult beverage in your favourite bar or restaurant. After the Covid summer your support will be really appreciated – and you’ll get to enjoy professional painters, exquisite photography, original ceramics, jewellery and so much more. What a win-win: a charity event, a free Margarita and art. [Mazatlan4Sale is located on Ave. Playa Gaviotas #439]

Thursday December 31 New Year’s Eve.

No doubt about it, 2020 has been one hell of a year! If you are in the mood to ring in 2021 there will be celebrations from Centro to Cerritos. All the venues hosting New Year’s Eve parties are following the Covid-19 protocols; social distancing will be respected which means less tickets are available. It’s recommended that as soon as you see an event you wish to attend – reserve now! Please wear your most glamorous face mask to enter the party.

2020/2021

Brenster is hosting “Adios Old Year” @ La Catrina. The evening includes his energetic live show filled with passion- including many new songs, a four course dinner, all you can drink for five hours, party favours, and a glass of bubbly at midnight for $1,100 pesos per person. The show starts at 8:30 p.m., the drinking at 7:30 p.m., doors open at 7:15 p.m. There are only 120 tickets available- on sale now at La Catrina, Tuesdays to Sundays, opens at noon on Camarón Sabalo at the corner of Delfin. Brenster invites to say adios to 2020 and to ring in a new and better year!

2020/2021

Friday January 8: The 15th Annual ArtWalk in Centro!  Every year we look forward to this monthly event; this year will be no exception, except of course, everyone must follow the Covid-19 protocols. Masks are required in all studios and spaces. Artists are thrilled to be displaying their works -be it paintings, photography, water colours, sculptures or jewellery – please respect their health and yours by wearing a mask. There are 23 participating galleries and studios – 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. After this covid summer the bars and restaurants would so welcome your support – they are all prepped and ready to serve you – safely. Artists will give you virtual hugs for taking the time to see their latest creations. Printed maps with the artists and galleries are available – and the map is online – so you can plot your route.

Thursday January 21: ArtWalk in the Golden Zone from noon until 4 p.m.: hosted by Mazatlan4Sale – start your art walk at the Margarita Bar with Lionne and Kristen Decker pouring margaritas into hand-painted mugs. “During these last months artistic life in Mazatlan has suffered an economic crises. We wanted to give a small support to our beloved painters and make it special for you. From every painter’s mug that your purchase, half of the money goes to the artist and the other half for charity causes. Choose the artist you like and get a piece of original art with the signature on it.” Enjoy Mazatlan4Sale’s gallery and then visit all the participating artists that you’ll see on the street outside – most of the artists will not be inside a building so it’s safe and socially distanced! Visit the artists, mingle with friends and there is always time to have an adult beverage in your favourite bar or restaurant. After the Covid summer your support will be really appreciated – and you’ll get to enjoy professional painters, exquisite photography, original ceramics, jewellery and so much more. What a win-win: a charity event, a free Margarita and art. [Mazatlan4Sale is located on Ave. Playa Gaviotas #439]

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

Friday February 5: The 15th Annual ArtWalk in Centro!  Every year we look forward to this monthly event; this year will be no exception, except of course, everyone must follow the Covid-19 protocols. Masks are required in all studios and spaces. Artists are thrilled to be displaying their works -be it paintings, photography, water colours, sculptures or jewllery – please respect their health and yours by wearing a mask. There are 23 participating galleries and studios – 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. After this covid summer the bars and restaurants would so welcome your support – they are all prepped and ready to serve you – safely. Artists will give you virtual hugs for taking the time to see their latest creations. Printed maps with the artists and galleries are available – and the map is online – so you can plot your route.

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

Thursday February 18: ArtWalk in the Golden Zone from noon until 4 p.m.: hosted by Mazatlan4Sale – start your art walk at the Margarita Bar with Lionne and Kristen Decker pouring margaritas into hand-painted mugs. “During these last months artistic life in Mazatlan has suffered an economic crises. We wanted to give a small support to our beloved painters and make it special for you. From every painter’s mug that your purchase, half of the money goes to the artist and the other half for charity causes. Choose the artist you like and get a piece of original art with the signature on it.” Enjoy Mazatlan4Sale’s gallery and then visit all the participating artists that you’ll see on the street outside – most of the artists will not be inside a building so it’s safe and socially distanced! Visit the artists, mingle with friends and there is always time to have an adult beverage in your favourite bar or restaurant. After the Covid summer your support will be really appreciated – and you’ll get to enjoy professional painters, exquisite photography, original ceramics, jewellery and so much more. What a win-win: a charity event, a free Margarita and art. [Mazatlan4Sale is located on Ave. Playa Gaviotas #439]

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

Friday March 5: The 15th Annual ArtWalk in Centro!  Every year we look forward to this monthly event; this year will be no exception, except of course, everyone must follow the Covid-19 protocols. Masks are required in all studios and spaces. Artists are thrilled to be displaying their works -be it paintings, photography, water colours, sculptures or jewllery – please respect their health and yours by wearing a mask. There are 23 participating galleries and studios – 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. After this covid summer the bars and restaurants would so welcome your support – they are all prepped and ready to serve you – safely. Artists will give you virtual hugs for taking the time to see their latest creations.Printed maps with the artists and galleries are available – and the map is online – so you can plot your route.

Thursday March 18:ArtWalk in the Golden Zone from noon until 4 p.m.: hosted by Mazatlan4Sale – start your art walk at the Margarita Bar with Lionne and Kristen Decker pouring margaritas into hand-painted mugs. “During these last months artistic life in Mazatlan has suffered an economic crises. We wanted to give a small support to our beloved painters and make it special for you. From every painter’s mug that your purchase, half of the money goes to the artist and the other half for charity causes. Choose the artist you like and get a piece of original art with the signature on it.” Enjoy Mazatlan4Sale’s gallery and then visit all the participating artists that you’ll see on the street outside – most of the artists will not be inside a building so it’s safe and socially distanced! Visit the artists, mingle with friends and there is always time to have an adult beverage in your favourite bar or restaurant. After the Covid summer your support will be really appreciated – and you’ll get to enjoy professional painters, exquisite photography, original ceramics, jewellery and so much more. What a win-win: a charity event, a free Margarita and art. [Mazatlan4Sale is located on Ave. Playa Gaviotas #439]

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

Friday April 9: The 15th Annual ArtWalk in Centro!  Every year we look forward to this monthly event; this year will be no exception, except of course, everyone must follow the Covid-19 protocols. Masks are required in all studios and spaces. Artists are thrilled to be displaying their works -be it paintings, photography, water colours, sculptures or jewllery – please respect their health and yours by wearing a mask. There are 23 participating galleries and studios – 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. After this covid summer the bars and restaurants would so welcome your support – they are all prepped and ready to serve you – safely. Artists will give you virtual hugs for taking the time to see their latest creations.Printed maps with the artists and galleries are available – and the map is 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.Las Chelas

 Most of the restaurants and bars are listed in The Directory, click here for address, opening hours and phone numbers – or, if you prefer, check out the venue’s FB page. Many of your groups are on The Bandstand, please click here to listen. To avoid disappointment call ahead to double check if your band is playing.

Mondays: Leslie [singer from Kraken] and Mr. Rio, Veintiocho Bar, 6:30 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.

Brenster Beach Bash

Tuesdays:  Brenster’s Beach Bash – Reservations are a must and please do via: Brenster’s Facebook page  OR you may e mail your reservation request to: brensterinmexico@hotmail.com. Doors open at 1 p.m, the show is from 2:15 to 6 p.m. Because of social distancing = less tables, you must be at your table by 2:30 or risk losing your reservation. [If Brenster is new to you: have a listen, or read Brenster’s profile where you can hear his original jingle] $100 cover, drinks not included; $250, non- alcoholic drinks included; $400, all-you-can-drink- alcohol!  Read all about the new and improved Diego’s Beach & Grill. Bloggers, Kashlee and Trevor who have attended the Bash four times have this to say Kannon [ r ‘n r], Twisted Mama’s, 3 p.m. – 6 p.m. ♦ Rex Unplugged [“the best of classic rock”], Lucky B’s, 5 p.m.♦ Rob Lamonica & Friends, Shrimp Bucket, 5:30 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.♦Ignacio Chavez [solo jazz guitar], El Presidio Restaurant, 6:30 p.m.♦ Canvas [Armando Coronel Guerra, acoustic guitar, English & Spanish pop and ballads, Water’s Edge, 7 p.m.♦ KraKen [rock ‘n roll], La Catrina, 7 p.m.♦ Pedro Sarabia [soft sax], Gaia Bistrot and Casa de Cannobio, 8 p.m. ♦ Kannon, [hard rock heavy metal], GusGusGZ, 8:30 p.m.

Wednesdays:  Kannon [r ‘n r] La Corriente, 2:30 p.m.♦ Rex Unplugged, Twisted Mama’s,  4 p.m.♦ Ingacio Chávez/Nancho [jazz guitar], Ruiseñor, [Constitución #77] 6 p.m.♦ Alexander [smooth sax]. El Presdio, 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.♦ Sergio Avila [soft sax, have a listen,  to learn more about Sergio click here], Topolo Mexican Restaurant & Wine Bar, 6:30 p.m.Tanya Carrum [pop, ballads, English and Spanish, have a listen, ] La Catrina, 7 p.m.♦ The Roots Three [reggae], Veintiocho, 28, 7 p.m.♦ Mari Dove, Veintiocho/28, 7 p.m.♦ Malavista [Latin/ Cuban quartet, have a listen], Water’s Edge, 7 p.m. ♦ Pedro Sarabia [soft sax], Gaia Bistrot and Casa de Cannobio, 8 p.m.♦ Rex [full band, full-on r ‘n r], Lucky B’s, 8 p.m. ♦ Kannon [hard r ‘n r], GusGus GZ, 8:30 p.m. ♦ Alets Malafama [“love and heartbreak” Spanish pop and ballads], Cheers Restobar, 9:30 p.m.

Thursdays: BBE [ rock + have a listen ], Surf’s Up, 1 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.♦ Rex Unplugged, Pinup’s/Lucky B’s, 4:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.♦ Phoenix [ r ‘n r], Twisted Mama’s, 5 p.m.♦ Jay Burns [“one man band” have listen] Shrimp Bucket, 5:30 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.  Ignacio Chavez [solo jazz guitar], Topolo Restaurant, 6:30 p.m. Hugo Gova, [guitar] El Shrimp Bucket, 7 p.m.♦ ShyNoxPaz, [rock, pop] Lucky B’s, 7 p.m. ♦ Wingin’ It -Rob Lamonica and Lori Davidson [ [ have a listen, here’s a profile on Lori, here’s a profile on Rob],, Water’s Edge, 7 p.m  Mundo Sanchez [romantic troubadour ballads, have a listen ], La Fabula GZ, 7:30 p.m. ♦Mario Acosta [acoustic guitar], Gaia Bistrot and Casa de Cannobio, 8 p.m. ♦ KraKen [rock,pop, have a listen], Pinup’s/Lucky B’s  8 p.m. ♦ Malavista [Cuban/Latina quartet, have a listen], Pedro y Lola, 8:30 p.m.♦ Kannon, [r ‘n r] GusGus GZ, 8:30 p.m.♦ César Valay [rock acoustic], Ruiseñor, 9 p.m.♦ Buen Triip, Cheers Restobar, 9 p.m. ♦ Cloakas [r ‘n r], Simba Sport Bar, 9 p.m. ♦ Adiccion [rock, heavy metal], La Catedral [in the old La Bohemia space in the Machado], 9 p.m.♦ Heidi Herrera, [rock ballads, English & Spanish], La Mazatleca, 9 p.m.

Fridays: Gringo Locos [ r ‘n r], Que Pasa, 4 p.m. – 7 p.m. ♦ KraKen,[rock, pop, have a listen] Fisherman’s, Landing, 4 p.m.♦ Beach Seekers Band [r ‘n r, pop], Pinup’s,/Lucky B’s, 4 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. ♦ Phoenix Band, [ r ‘n r], Twisted Mama’s, 6 p.m.♦ Mr. Rio, Margarita’s Bar & Grill, 6 p.m. ♦ Wingin’ It, Rob Lamonica & Lori Davidson [ have a listen, here’s a profile on Lori, here’s a profile on Rob], La Fabula Centro 6 p.m.♦ Los Cryps [rock, oldies], Friends Diner, 6:30 p.m. ♦ Danielsan Project, La Fabula GZ, 7 p.m.♦ Paloma Guerro & Luisso, [jazzy Amy Winehouse style], Water’s Edge, 7:30 p.m ♦ Las Chelas, [rock/pop] 28/Veintiocho, 7 p.m.♦ Jackie y su Son de Tres, La Catrina, 8 p.m. ♦ Rex  [full band, full-on r ‘n r], Lucky B’s/ Pinups, 8 p.m. ♦ Rootsterford, [reggae] 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.♦ Goodfellows, F.I.S.H., 8 p.m.♦ Luis Enrique, Via Condotti, 8 p.m.♦ Mandrake & Magics, Trition 8 p.m.♦ Alets Malafama, [Spanish pop, ballads] Pinups, 8:30 p.m. ♦ Los Cryps [oldies, r ‘n r] Tritón Sea Food, 9 p.m.♦ Everardo Castro, [Mexican ballads, pop], Los Zarapes, 9 p.m.♦ La Rezaka, Cheers, Restobar 9 p.m.♦ Evelyn Torrescano, La Catedral, 9 p.m. ♦ Malavista [Cuban and Latino quartet, have a listen], La Fabula, Centro, 9 p.m.♦ Alets Malafama, La Catedral, 9 p.m. ♦ El Mal Tercio, La Fabula GZ, 9:30 p.m.♦ Adiccion [r ‘n r, heavy metal], Simba Sport Bar, 9:30 p.m.

Saturdays:Los Brownies [reggae], Surf’s Up, 1 p.m.♦ Chino & Paloma [ r ‘n r], Que Pasa Catina, 4 p.m. – 7 p.m.♦ Heidi Herrera [rock, pop, ballads, English & Spanish], Fisherman’s Landing, 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.♦ Rex Unplugged [“the best of the classic rock”] Pinup’s/Lucky B’s, 4:30 p.m.♦ Jay Burns [“one man band, have a listen], La Catrina, 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. ♦ Las Chelas, Cerveza Bichola, 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.Rob Lamonica and Friends, Macaws, 6:30 p.m. ♦ Leslie [singer from Kraken] and Mr. Rio, Veintiocho Bar,/28 7 p.m.♦ Arsenio [Mazatlan’s Frank Sinatra, bilingual crooner], Casa Loma, 7 p.m.♦Tanya Carrum [pop, ballads, English and Spanish, have a listen, ] Water’s EdgeJackie y su Son de Tres, La Catrina, 8 p.m.♦ Live music [often reggae with Los Greentails,or Rootsterford], El Shrimp Bucket, 8 p.m. ♦ Los Cryps [oldies, Beatles, have a listen] Gaia Bistrot and Casa Cannobio, 8 p.m.♦ Kannon [hard rock heavy metal] Plazuela Machado, 8 p.m. ♦ Mandrake & The Magics [SKA/rock], Pinups,/Lucky B’s, 8 p.m.♦ Los Brownies, F.I.S.H., 8 p.m.♦ Alets Malafama, [“love and heartbreak”, Spanish pop and ballads].Tritón, 8:30 p.m.♦ Everardo Castro, [Mexican ballads, pop,] Los Zarapes, 9 p.m. ♦ La Rezaka [r ‘n r], Cheers Restobar, 9 p.m. ♦ Malavista [Cuban and Latino quartet, have a listen], La Fabula, GZ, 9 p.m.♦ ZaZ, [pop, rock, ballads, have a listen] Simba Sport Bar, 9:30 p.m. ♦ Adiccion [r ‘n r, heavy metal], Dugout Sport’s Bar, 10 p.m.

Sundays: KraKen [r ‘n roll, have a listen], Que Pasa Catina, 3 p.m. – 6 p.m.♦ Buen Triip, Spanish rock/pop/ballads] Barra al Mar [BAM], 4 p.m. – 7 p.m.♦ Phoenix Band, [r ‘n r] Twisted Mama’s, 5 p.m.♦ Rex Unplugged, [“the best of classic rock”], Veintiocho Bar,/28 , 6 p.m. ♦ Las Chelas, Lucky B’s, 6 p.m. ♦ Rob Lamonica and Friends, Pedro y Lola, 6:30 p.m.♦ Malavista [Cuban, Latino quartet, have a listen] , Via Condotti, 7 p.m.♦ Live music, usually Rootsterford [reggae], El Shrimp Bucket, 7 p.m.♦ Mandrake & Magics, Lucky B’s,/Pinup’s, 8 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 ♦ La Rezaka [hard r ‘n r], Cheers Restobar, 9 p.m. ♦ Alets Malafama [season opener Nov. 1], La Catedral, 9 p.m.

~ GALLERIES ~

Angela Peralta Theatre Galleries: [re-opened on October 16, social distancing and masks required.] There are two galleries; the upstairs gallery above the theatre is referred to as the Galeria Angela Peralta and hosts revolving shows as does the downstairs in the gallery, Galeria Rubio. Open week days from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. but sometimes can be closed due to private events.

Casa Etnika, Sixto Osuna #50, 136 0139, open Monday to Saturday from 10 a.m to 5 p.m. Filled with clothes, toys, handicrafts, original art, glass, jewellery, they have it all.

Centro Cultural Made, Miquel Aleman #927 [almost at the docks], open Monday to Saturday from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. The hours reflect this is a not-for-profit gallery. Made is owned and operated by three artists: Cristiano Gabrielli [he has the Italian influence], Vanya Saavedra [dancer for Delfos] and Germán Torres. Call 669 129 1683.

Centro Cultural Univeristario: it’s on Rosales, between Melchor Ocampo and Leandro Valle. A huge white building, with many rooms, patios and outdoor spaces. The famous Mazatleco artist, Antonio López Saenz has his own exhibit room there, filled with drawings, paintings and a few sculptures. It’s open to the public, Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and is part of the Universidad Autónoma de Sinaloa. It’s a little out of the way but the space and the views of the city are worth seeing as well as Antonio’s wonderful work.

Gaia Bistrot Gallery: Plazuela Machado, Heriberto Frias and Sixto Osuna, open every day at noon.

Galeria Baupres: Heriberto Frias #1506 – hours vary [maybe 10 a.m. -2 p.m. and then 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.] call 669 113 0941.
Gandarva Bazar, Constitución #616, 136 0665, open Monday to Saturday at 10 a.m.

La Querencia, Belisario Dominguez #1502B, 981 1036, open Monday to Saturday at 10 a.m.

Museo Arqueológico de Mazatlan/MUSAM: CLOSED until further notice… During the year this space (indoors and outdoors) hosts many different art exhibits and workshops. Located on Sixto Osuna# 76, kitty corner to Macaws. Closed Mondays, open from 9 a.m. 6 p.m. If you wish to call ahead, 669 981 1455

Museo de Arte: As of October 14,2020 small groups are allowed in the Museo to see the exhibits –please pre-register via e mail: museoartemazatla@culturasinaloa.gob.mx . There are three galleries – one collection is in the Sala Antonio López Saenz. Changing exhibits are in both the Sala Roberto Perez Rubio, and Sala Carlos Bueno galleries. Cecilia Sánchez Duarte was appointed the new director in January 2017 and slowly this wonderful space has come alive. [to view Cecilia’s own artwork] [During Semana Santa/Easter/Holy Week and other National holidays] the Museo is open by appointment only – please call 669 985 3502. Due to misuse and disrespect of the bathrooms, they are no longer open to the public. You may wish to read a detailed  profile on the Museo de Arte.

The galleries are open Tuesday to Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Museum is located on Sixto Osuna #71 and Venustiano Carranza, Centro. Call 985 3502 or 981 5592, the phone will be answered in Spanish. [ Cecilia has hosted many videos on Artists Studios, have a look, you’d be surprised by the talent!]

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

Valladolid Gallery: It’s inside the Valladolid College, on Belisario Dominguez #53. Every month there is a different show – it ranges from group art shows, art installations to poetry readings. The gallery is open from Monday to Friday from 9 a.m to 6 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

~MAZATLAN FILM AND THEATER AT EL RECREO~

Mazatlan Film and Theater at El Recreo is a not -for- profit community centre, located in Centro on Constitución #209.  MF&T is closed for the season and returns in January  – it will all be here. 

Saturday Farmer’s Market

POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.Every Saturday, November 21, the Farmer’s Market is open from 8 a.m. until noon, in Centro, at Plaza Zaragoza. It will be a little different this year due to Covid-19 – but so far there are more than 24 vendors confirmed!  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. All vendors are welcome – including artists!  There will be no cooking demos because of Covid-19, but still a great opportunity to meet friends, see different products and reconnect with vendors who are selling new items. Obviously, the market will be closed on holidays such as December 25th. Stay on this page for the latest updates.[if you would like to read about the history of the market, now in its 10th year, or if you are interested in becoming a vendor – please click here.]