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Nice times in the City

Coming up Saturday is one of our favorite events of the summer here – Dia de la Musica.  It is actually at night, and there are 21 groups performing at six stages around Centro with live music for more than five hours. The event is free.  Below is the lineup: Programa del Día de la Música 2011: Escenario Machado (calle heriberto frías, en la plazuela) Coro Guillermo Sarabia Camerata Mazatlán Pumcayó (guadalajara) Thesconek t (df) watch video Klezmerson (df) watch...

Mazatlán’s artistic side…

If you are visiting Mazatlán in the winter, you owe it to yourself to spend the first Friday of each month visiting open artist studios in Centro Historico.  First Friday Art Walk is from 4-8 pm, and you can amble from one studio to another using the maps & artist profiles that are available all over town (and on the website link above).  This month the First Friday art walk is actually taking place on the second  Friday, the 11th,...

Flamenco!

Last Saturday we went to the Angela Peralta theater for Romance de Tablao, a flamenco performance by Compañia Profesional Miura Expresión Flamenca, a Méxican dance company. This was our first visit to the theater, and it almost wasn’t.  Paul had gone into the ticket office and inquired about tickets a couple of days before, and was told that they were sold out.  Lucky for us, our friends also inquired – the same morning – and were able to get tickets...

Magical December evening…

It was a magical night last night.  Friends came over…they brought quiche, we made salad and bought crusty bread and wine.  Laughing, good food, interesting conversation…made for an excellent evening. Then, after dinner and coffee we ambled over to the malecon for the free outdoor concert –  Mariachi Vargas with mariachi band Continental and the Mazatlán Symphony Orchestra. We got there after it had already started so the several hundred seats were filled, but we stood on the malecon with...

This life is good!

Of course, we knew it would be, but we never thought it would be this good! Although, Friday when Paul and I went out for Day of the Dead festivities, Henry (the dog) got into the room with the sand the salitre repair guys are using and tracked it all over the house! So a fair bit of time Saturday was spent vacuuming and mopping. But the house gleamed afterwards, which is amazing given the amount of dust that gets...