domingo, 23 de enero de 2011

CALENDARIO 2011

This is a sample of what you’ll find on the website Roz in La Paz,  a calendar of arts and cultural events in La Paz, México. For updated listings and directions on how to find events, go to the website http://www.rozinlapaz.com/rozinlapaz/Home.html

Until Jan. 26, art exhibition: Paintings by Margarita Cecilia Clemente are on display at the Roger de Conynck cultural centre of Alianza Francesa de La Paz on Revolución 635, between Morelos and Guadalupe Victoria. This collective exhibition also features the work of three fellow painters: Carla Cecilia, Alejandra Lorena and Miguel Mateo Contreras Clemente. Admission is free.

Until Jan. 30, photography exhibition: A show of photographs by Tina Modotti is at the Centro de Artes y Culturas Populares de Baja California Sur, the old Casa de Gobierno del Territorio on Madero across from Jardín Velasco, between Independencia and 5 de Mayo..  Admission is free. The show continues until Jan. 31. Read more about her life and work on the FEATURES page.

Until Jan. 31, Francisco Toledo art showAn exhibition of engravings by Francisco Toledo is at Galería de Arte Carlos Olachea, the gallery adjoining Teatro de la Ciudad. Toledo is considered one of Mexico’s most important living artists. He’s a printmaker, painter and sculptor whose work depicts worlds of the spirit where animals and humans freely commingle. Admission is free.

Until Jan. 31, photography exhibition: archival photographs of 100 years of Sudcalifornia are on display in the esplanade of Unidad Cultural Profr. Jesús Castro Agúndez, on the grounds of Teatro de la Ciudad.

Until Feb. 21, in Todos Santos, juried photo show: Selected pieces submitted to this juried photography exhibition will be on display in Visions Gallery through Feb. 21. The show is presented by The Artists of Todos Santos (ARTS) and Visions Gallery. All Baja photographers, locals, part-time residents and visitors were eligible to enter up to five photos to the competition. For more informationon the exhibition, visit: http://elcalendario detodossantos. com/blog/ 2010/12/23/ arts-second- annual-juried- photo-show/

Continuing, Watercolours showPresencia is the title of this strikingly beautiful exhibition of work by the Sociedad Mexicana de Acuarelistas en BCS. in the recently restored Centro Cultural La Paz, on 16 de Septiembre near the corner of Belisario Dominguez. Admission is free. Hours listed are Tuesday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Exact closing date not available, but the show is listed on the cultural centre’s program for December and January.

Ongoing, exhibits at the Museo Regional de Antropología e Historia:Exhibitions include a reproduction of a panel of Altamira in Spain, one of the world’s best-known cave painting sites; and the new Sala de Independencia, Revolución y Siglo XX.  Admission to the museum is 31 pesos (free Sundays and holidays for the general public and free daily for students and senior citizens). Exhibit hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

EVENTS CALENDAR

Sunday, Jan. 16

Theatre: The theatre group La Hostería performs La Zapatera Prodigiosa (the shoemaker’s wonderful wife), by Federico García Lorca, at 7 p.m. in the open-air patio at Centro Cultural La Paz. The play is directed by Diego Barajas.  Admission is free. There are also performances Jan. 23 and 30.

No historic building tour: the San Antonio historic building tour, scheduled for today, has been cancelled.

Monday, Jan. 17

Five-day environmental event starts at Centro Cultural La Paz: The event focuses on the protection of natural areas. There will be exhibitions, videos and talks from Jan. 17 to 21 in the Sala de Usos Múltiples room and in the lobby of the cultural centre on 16 de Septiembre near Belisario Dominguez.

Lecture series on Noam Chomsky: The Monday night series at Alianza Francesa, Revolución 635, starts at 7 p.m.. Jan. 17: Rebelde sin Pausa (rebel without a pause).The series is coordinated by Silvia Yee. For more information, contact the French cultural centre at Revolución 635 between Morelos and Guadalupe Victoria. Phone number: 122-28-88.

Tuesday, Jan. 18

Weekly organic market: A fledgling sidewalk market of organic and natural foods is in business Tuesdays from about 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (but may sell out earlier). Look for venders on the stretch of Madero Street between 5 de Mayo and Constitución (you’ll see the organic Mexican foods store Sabores de México and Caprichos restaurant on that block). The market has expanded to Saturday on a trial basis at a different location -- see the listing under Saturday for details. For information, call 612-142-0725. 

Cultural presentation: There's a one-hour cultural talk in simple Spanish Tuesdays at 1:15 p.m. at Se Habla…La Paz Spanish Language school. For more information, call the school at 122-7763. The presentation, which includes handouts, is open to the public and is free. Walk-ins are welcome.

French film series: The Tuesday night series at Alianza Francesa, Revolución 635, starts at 6 p.m. and admission is free. Jan. 18: Cada Uno su Película, by Theo Angelopoulos. For more information, contact the French cultural centre at Revolución 635 between Morelos and Guadalupe Victoria. Phone number: 122-28-88.


Theatre: Entre Cruces y Pitahayas is the title of this performance by Grupo Ollín, directed by Guillermina Sainz, at 8 p.m. at Teatro de la Ciudad. Admission is 50 pesos.

Wednesday, Jan. 19

Poster exhibition opens: This photography exhibition of posters in 29 indigenous languages of Mexico focuses on the electoral process in indigenous communities and the prevention of electoral irregularities. Opening is at 6 p.m. in the Centro Cultural La Paz.

International film series: The Wednesday night series at Alianza Francesa, Revolución 635, starts at 6 p.m. and admission is free. This month, there is a presentation of the series Berlin Alexanderplatz, adapted from the Alfred Doblin novel of the same name and directed by Rainer Werner Fasbinder for German television. The series continues through February. For more information, contact the French cultural centre at Revolución 635 between Morelos and Guadalupe Victoria. Phone number: 122-28-88.


Thursday, Jan. 20

Writers’ group: The Sea of Cortés Writers’ Group meets at 10 a.m. Thursdays to read aloud from their work (poetry, prose, fiction or nonfiction pieces) and get feedback from other writers. The group meets until about noon. New members are welcome. For more information, call George at 612-123-4669, e-mailgeorge_potvin@yahoo.com

Friday, Jan. 21

Piano recitalNicolás Carrillo presents a concert of classical music at 8:30 p.m. at Alianza Francesa’s Teatro-Espacio Angular Esterito. Cheese, bread and wine will be served afterwards. Admission is free. This is the kickoff of Alianza Francesa’s 2011 concert series. The theatre is at Valentín Gómez-Farías 525, between República and Guerrero in Colonia Esterito.

Writing contest deadline: 2 p.m. is the deadline for entries to the Premios Estatales de Poesía, Cuento, Novela, Ensayo y Dramaturgia “Ciudad de La Paz 2011.”  Entries in the categories of story, poetry, novel, essay and drama must be in Spanish and there’s a residency requirement. For more information contact Coordinación de Vinculación y Fomento Editorial, Colonia Centro, C. P. 23000, La Paz, B.C.S. Para mayores informes al teléfono 01(612)122-11-16, de 9 a 15 horas, de lunes a viernes ó al correo electrónico: vinculacionyfomento@gmail.com  

Saturday, Jan. 22

Outdoor market: The Tuesday sidewalk market of organic and natural foods was expanded to Saturday on a trial basis. Look for vendors at 10 a.m. in the park at the corner of Revolución and Constitución (across the street from the post office and Corazón restaurant). The Tuesday market is still at 10 a.m. on Madero Street between 5 de Mayo and Constitución. For information, call 612-142-0725. 

Children’s library workshop: The "Library workshop” from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. offers stories and crafts and the cost, including materials and light refreshments, is 80 pesos. It’s one of several activities at AbraPalabraa non-profit children’s library on the grounds of the Galería Galería art gallery on Revolución at the corner of Juárez. The library is free and open Monday through Friday from 3 to 7 p.m. and Saturdays 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. See the CLASSES page for a full list of activities at AbraPalabra.

Photo show opensThe gallery Casa Parra presents a show of photographs by Alexandre Robertson Dufour at the gallery’s new café, which is inside Casa Parra, on Madero Street between Independencia and 16 de Septiembre. The show, which opens at 6:30 p.m., is entitled “La Ciudad donde no Pasa Nada” (the city where nothing happens). The gallery’s cafe is named La Envidia de Dali café (the envy of Dali). This lovely gallery, which specializes in the work of Mexican artists and artisans, is definitely worth a visit. Gallery phone number is 612 124-2528.

CineClub at Centro Cultural La PazLos Nuevos Comienzos (new beginnings) is the theme of this month’s film series. This week: Whale Rider, a contemporary story of love, rejection and triumph as a young Maori girl fights to fulfill a destiny her grandfather refuses to recognize. The movie starts at 6:30 p.m. at the cultural centre on 16 de Septiembre near Belisario Dominguez. Admission is free.

La Encantada Galeria opens: The opening is 8 to 11 p.m. The new gallery features exhibitions of paintings and sculpture, as well as a wine bar, deli and live acoustic music in the courtyard. Location is Belisario Dominguez 1245 (between 5 de Mayo and Callejón Constitución). Artist Lila Magallón and her partner, Massimiliano Zingaro, have renovated a century-old house in the heart of La Paz’s historic district to create a gallery that is, itself, a work of art. For more information, e-mail laenantadalapaz@gmail.com You can read more about this new gallery on the FEATURES page. Hours for La Encantada after the opening: Tuesday through Saturday, gallery open 9 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. (closed 2 - 4 p.m.); café and wine bar open 5 to 10:30 p.m.

Sunday, Jan. 23

Theatre: The theatre group La Hostería performs La Zapatera Prodigiosa (the shoemaker’s wonderful wife), by Federico García Lorca, at 7 p.m. in the open-air patio at Centro Cultural La Paz. The play is directed by Diego Barajas.  Admission is free. There is also a performance Jan. 30.

Monday, Jan. 24

Lecture series on Noam Chomsky: The Monday night series at Alianza Francesa, Revolución 635, starts at 7 p.m.. Jan. 24: Moralidad Contradictoria(contradictory reality). The series is coordinated by Silvia Yee. For more information, contact the French cultural centre at Revolución 635 between Morelos and Guadalupe Victoria. Phone number: 122-28-88.

Tuesday, Jan. 25

Weekly organic market: A fledgling sidewalk market of organic and natural foods is in business Tuesdays from about 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (but may sell out earlier). Look for venders on the stretch of Madero Street between 5 de Mayo and Constitución (you’ll see the organic Mexican foods store Sabores de México and Caprichos restaurant on that block). The market has expanded to Saturday on a trial basis at a different location -- see the listing under Saturday for details. For information, call 612-142-0725. 

Cultural presentation: There's a one-hour cultural talk in simple Spanish Tuesdays at 1:15 p.m. at Se Habla…La Paz Spanish Language school. For more information, call the school at 122-7763. The presentation, which includes handouts, is open to the public and is free. Walk-ins are welcome.

French film series: The Tuesday night series at Alianza Francesa, Revolución 635, starts at 6 p.m. and admission is free. Jan. 25: La Comedia de la Inocencia, by Raoul Ruiz. For more information, contact the French cultural centre at Revolución 635 between Morelos and Guadalupe Victoria. Phone number: 122-28-88.


Dance performance: The dance academy Jussad presents this performance under the direction of Adela Juárez Salcedo at 8 p.m. at Teatro de la Ciudad. Admission is 50 pesos.

Wednesday, Jan. 26

International film series: The Wednesday night series at Alianza Francesa, Revolución 635, starts at 6 p.m. and admission is free. This month, there is a presentation of the series Berlin Alexanderplatz, adapted from the Alfred Doblin novel of the same name and directed by Rainer Werner Fasbinder for German television. The series continues through February. For more information, contact the French cultural centre at Revolución 635 between Morelos and Guadalupe Victoria. Phone number: 122-28-88.

Thursday, Jan. 27

Artist group: The informal artist group with Frank Hills and Pat Solem that used to meet Tuesdays at La Concha has a new meeting time and place: join Frank and Pat Thursdays, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the new space over the bathrooms at Marina de La Paz.  The room is large, with folding tables and chairs, running water and a nice view of the marina.  It's free, a chance to network and to create.  

Writers’ group: The Sea of Cortés Writers’ Group meets at 10 a.m. Thursdays to read aloud from their work (poetry, prose, fiction or nonfiction pieces) and get feedback from other writers. The group meets until about noon. New members are welcome. This week, the group meets at a different location; for more information, call Allende Books at (612)125 9114, drop by the bookstore at Independencia #518, between Serdan and G. Prieto ,call “Shorebird” on VHF radio at 8:30 a.m. or e-mail george_potvin@yahoo.com

Historical photograph show opens:  “La Paz Black & White, Exhibition of Historical Photographs from the 20th Century” opens at 7 p.m. near the fountain at Marina CostaBaja. There will be live music, cocktails, a book sale and presentation by state archive director Elizabeth Acosta Mendia and Luis Alberto Rochin. Admission is free. The exhibition will be on display until Feb. 27.

“Jam Literario” at Centro Cultural La Paz: The program describes this literary event as “literature en vivo.” It’s at 7 p.m. in the open-air patio of the cultural centre on 16 de Septiembre near Belisario Dominguez.

Art show opens: An exhibition of drawings by Diego Avilés opens at 8:30 p.m. at the Roger de Conynck cultural centre of Alianza Francesa de La Paz on Revolución 635, between Morelos and Guadalupe Victoria. The show continues until Feb. 9. Admission is free.

Friday, Jan. 28

Caravan and concert: Music, drama, displays and information are part of this event at the kiosko of the Malecón at about 4 p.m. The gathering is the last of a day of events that includes a caravan from Cabo San Lucas to La Paz and a boat regatta in the bay to protest mining in BCS. Expect traffic congestion along the caravan route from Forjadores and UABCS (at 2 p.m.) to the Palacio del Gobierno and down Bravo Street to the Malecón. For more information, go to the websitehttp://www.paredonesamarillosno.com or e-mail info@aguavalemasqueoro.com

Concert: The group Jazz-tazz Bus-ban, under the direction of Rubén Barranco, performs at 8:30 p.m. at Teatro-Espacio Angular Esterito on Valentín Gómez-Farías 525, between República and Guerrero in Colonia Esterito. Admission is 75 pesos. Refreshments will be served.

Saturday, Jan. 29

Children’s library workshop: The "Library workshop” from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. offers stories and crafts and the cost, including materials and light refreshments, is 80 pesos. It’s one of several activities at AbraPalabraa non-profit children’s library on the grounds of the Galería Galería art gallery on Revolución at the corner of Juárez. The library is free and open Monday through Friday from 3 to 7 p.m. and Saturdays 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. See the CLASSES page for a full list of activities at AbraPalabra.

CineClub at Centro Cultural La PazLos Nuevos Comienzos (new beginnings) is the theme of this month’s film series. This week: Elsa and Fred, a Spanish-Argentine film about two people who, at the end of the road, discover that it's never too late to love or to dream. The movie starts at 6:30 p.m. at the cultural centre on 16 de Septiembre near Belisario Dominguez. Admission is free.

Sunday, Jan. 30

Theatre: The theatre group La Hostería performs La Zapatera Prodigiosa (the shoemaker’s wonderful wife), by Federico García Lorca, at 7 p.m. in the open-air patio at Centro Cultural La Paz. The play is directed by Diego Barajas.  Admission is free.

Monday, Jan. 31

LOOKING AHEAD

Feb. 1La Paz book group: The group gets together the first Tuesday of each month at the home of one of its members. This month, the meeting starts at 1 p.m., one hour earlier than usual. The group discusses La Lacuna by Barbara Kingsolver. Everyone is welcome. For more more information contact Allende Books of La Paz at Independencia #518, between Serdan and G. Prieto, (612) 125 9114.

Feb. 6, Voting day and SuperBowl Sunday: Citizens of Baja California Sur vote today for a new governor and municipal mayors, which means the sale of alcohol Feb. 4-6 likely will be restricted. It’s also the Super Tazón, so if you want to buy booze for game day, you may want to plan in advance. Check with your favourite sports bar about the liquor policy.

Feb. 12−19, Todos Santos Arts Festival: The festival features folkloric ballet, a classical guitar concert, musical theatre and more. For more information, go to the website www.todossantoscultura.com or e-mail Heriberto Parra Hake,hparra@prodigy.net.mx

Feb. 13, Heart-nourishing activities at La Duna: Centro Ecológico at La Duna offers a  variety of activities to do the heart good for Valentine’s Day. The morning session includes yoga, lunch and a workshop in reflexology; the evening session includes dinner, tango and star gazing. Cost is 350 pesos per person or 650 pesos per couple for either morning or evening program; it’s 600 pesos per person for both sessions. For information, visit the website at http://www.ecobaja.com/, e-mail Gabriela Flores at ecobaja@roadrunner.com or call Mariana Ledesma at Cel. 612011903278 or e-mail noche.estelar@gmail.com

Feb. 27, Baja Love Ride is in La Paz: This 1,000-mile bicycle ride from Rosarito to Cabo San Lucas, scheduled to last 15 days, will be in La Paz Feb. 27. The goal is to raise money for children’s charities. For more information, contact "Mexico Living" john@theprintsupplier.com 

Feb. 27, tour of historic houses in Todos Santos: This is the 17th year for the tour. All proceeds go directly to support educational and medical programs for children, so the organizers are asking sponsors, volunteers and attendees to mark their calendars to reserve that weekend. For information, contact Sharon Morris, 612-108-3502 or 612-178-0104. 

March 4-13, film festival: The 8th Annual Festival de Cine de Todos Santos is March 4-6 at Teatro de La Cuidad in La Paz and March 11-13 at Teatro Manuel Marquez de Leon in Todos Santos.

April 9, Home and Garden Tour in Todos Santos: The tour will feature La Cachora Norte. Escuela Pacifica, will be hosting the event. Date has been changed from March 12.  For information, contact Michele Campbell at 612-178-0107 in Todos Santos or e-mail aboutmichele@gmail.com 

GRACIAS to the Instituto Sudcaliforniano de Cultura, Centro Cultural La Paz the Dirección de Cultura, the Asociación de Empresas Hoteleras Y Turisticas, Acción Cívica y Festivales of the city of La Paz, Alianza Francesa de La Paz and other cultural organizations for contributions to this website.

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