martes, 8 de mayo de 2012

EVENTS 2012








APRIL-MAY 2012: This is a calendar of arts and cultural events in La Paz, México. Schedules can change, so if your heart is set on a particular event, best to double-check place and time. Expect to hear mainly Spanish spoken at most of these events. Go to the Venues page for information on event locations. And at the bottom of the Venues page, there’s list of useful links to other English-language sites for more information about La Paz and Baja California Sur. I welcome your input. To correct, comment or add to this site, e-mail rozinlapaz@yahoo.com 

CONTINUING

Until May 15, art show: U.S. artist Jill Casty’s exhibition of her glass art is at La Encantada gallery, Belisario Dominguez between 5 de Mayo and Constitución. A description from her website: Her work has been called “painterly” —  working in both America and Italy, she uses glass fusions as a painter uses a brush to create layered rhythms, textures, flowing fields and discrete shapes of color, brilliant or lyrically subdued, color that changes its tones and moods in the play of changing light.” The pieces are wall-hanging sculptures of fused glass and metal. The show of her work, which opened April 21, will be on display until at least May 15. For more information about the artist, visit her website at http://www.jillcastyglassart.com/

Continuing, poster exhibition: “Cine Mexicano de ayer,” an exhibition of posters, opened May 3 at Alianza Francesa de La Paz. Admission is free. No closing date is listed for the show. The centre is on Revolución 635 between Morelos and Guadalupe Victoria. It’s open Monday through Friday 5-9 pm; Sat 9:30 am-2 pm. Phone number: 122-28-88.

Continuing, photography show: This exhibition of beautiful photographs by Miguel Ángel de la Cueva has been on show for the past few months in the Centro de Artes, Tradiciones y Culturas Populares (the historic building facing Jardín Velazco on Madero between Independencia and 5 de Mayo). Closing date is not listed; catch it while you can. Ángel de la Cueva is a nature and conservation photographer. Visit his Facebook page to see more of his work athttp://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.322435681130439.76381.172400346133974&type=3

Continuing, classes and workshops: Courses continue this month at Centro Cultural La Paz (tango, aerial dance and salsa) and at Casa Parra (making jewelry with seeds). Other classes have started at Casa de Cultura del Estado, Casa de Cultura Municipal, the Instituto Technológico de La Paz, IMSS and the Universidad Mundial. See details on the Classes page. Recently listed courses are noted with the date they have been updated. Earlier listings may be out-of-date.

Continuing, exhibition of photography and video: The collective exhibitionHombre, Naturaleza y Cultura (man, nature and culture) in the CÓDEX Península salon of the Centro Cultural La Paz is a permanent photography show that highlights the special characteristics that make up the cultural identity of Baja California Sur. A video showcasing BCS complements the photographs. Photographers are Elizabeth Moreno Damm, Enrique Hambleton, Alejandro Rivas Sánchez, Carlos Navarro Serment, Carlos Aguilera Calderón, Miguel Ángel de la Cueva and Fernando Sánchez Bernal. Text is in English and Spanish. Admission is free.

Continuing, movie theatres in La Paz: There are now three multiplex movie theatres in the city: Cinépolis La Paz (in the original Soriana shopping centre), Cinépolis Paseo La Paz (near the new Soriana) and Cinemex (in the Mega shopping centre). To find out what’s playing at the two Cinépolis theatres, go to the websitehttp://www.cinepolis.com.mx/index.aspx and for Cinemex, go to the websitehttp://www.cinemex.com/. For both websites, follow the links to La Paz.

Continuing, youth painting project: Artist Rose Robin, who been painting murals with young people at the north end of the Malecón, is expanding her “Painting Pirates Club” project. You can learn more about her project, which is looking for financial support, at http://igg.me/p/65886?a=405066. And on the website you will find information about a series of fundraising dinners. You can learn more about the artist at http://roserobinart.com 

EVENTS CALENDAR

FRIDAY, MAY 4

La Paz founding festival through May 6 (events in magenta): The annualFiestas Culturales de Fundación de La Paz May 2-6 features a great mix of artists and cultural programs to celebrate the history of the region. Event highlights are listed in this day-by-day calendar. Also check out the founding festival’s Facebook page, http://www.facebook.com/fflapaz. The Agenda Cultural La Paz has a complete program schedule (in Spanish) at several locations around town, including the tourism offices. You can also find the Agenda Cultural online athttp://issuu.com/disenoisc/docs/agenda_cultural_mayo2012_issuu.

Artisans’ exhibition and sale begins: Jardín Velasco is the site of this three-day cultural event May 4, 5 and 6 from 17:30 to 22:00. The event is sponsored by the festivals office of Cultural Department of the Municipality of La Paz. The majority of tents will be on Independencia between Belisario Dominguez and Revolución and on Madero between Independencia and 5 of Mayo.

Flamenco dance performance: Zambra y Claudio present arte flamenco de Aguascalientes at 19:00 at Teatro Juárez, Belisario Dominguez between 16 de Septiembre and Independencia. This event is part of Fiestas Culturales de Fundación de La Paz.

Other founding festival events May 4: at Jardín Velasco (5 de Mayo and Revolución) Sudcaliforniana song festival at 19:00, multimedia presentation En voz de cronista de La Paz at the Cathedral de La Paz at 20:00, Callejoneada with the university UABCS student group at 20:30, contemporary dance performance by Brooklyn Dance academy at 21:30, Tribute to “Queen” with the groups Somos and La Orden Sagrada; at the Centro Cultural La Paz (16 de Septiembre and Belisario Dominguez) symphony orchestra concert by the Secretaría de Marina, Armada de México at 19:00.

Blúz Explozión: Sheft-hat Khnemu Ra and his group fill in this week for Laura and the Baja Boys from 7 to 11 p.m. at Tailhunter’s Bar and Restaurant, Obregón 755 (on the Malecón between Salvatierra and Iglesia). 

Salsa workshops begin: A new series of workshops for beginners starts at Centro Cultural La Paz, 16 de Septiembre near the corner of Belisario Dominguez. Classes with Agatino Rapisarda will be Tuesdays and Fridays, 20:00 to 22:00. For more information, call 612-157-7674.

Groove Azul performs: Groove Azul plays a fusion of styles, including jazz, blues, funk and Latin rhythms. It’s a duo featuring guitarist Dario Norzagaray and saxophonist and singer Leo Dann. You’ve probably heard their beautiful music as they play in other groups around La Paz. Groove Azul begins weekly Friday performances tonight from 10:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. at La Esquina bar, Independencia 201 on the corner of Belisario Dominguez.

In Loreto, Loreto Fest begins: The festival for the cruising fleet and landlubbers returns to Puerto Escondido May 4, 5 and 6. There will be dinghy races, a dinghy parade, a bay clean-up on Friday, swap meet on Saturday and lots of live music. For more information or to get involved as a volunteer, go tohttp://www.hiddenportyachtclub.com/loreto-fest

Friday’s repeating events: Details are at the bottom of Events calendar 
Live music - Groove Azul 
Live music - Laura and the Baja Boys
Live music - trovador at La Encantada
Music school - public rehearsals
Salsa classes

SATURDAY, MAY 5

Cinco de Mayo: This Mexican holiday celebrates the defeat of the French Army at the Battle of Puebla in 1861, but it is not a national holiday.

Medio Maratón Costero La Paz: 5k, 10k and 21k races begin and end on the Malecón in La Paz. For more information, visit the Facebook page of Dirección del Departe Municipal La Paz www.facebook.com/deportelapaz or e-maildeparte.lapaz@gmail.com.

Children’s workshop: AbraPalabra is a non-profit children’s library on the grounds of the Galería Galería art gallery on Revolución at the corner of Juárez. The "Library workshop” from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. every Saturday offers stories and crafts and the cost, including materials and light refreshments, is 80 pesos. This week, kids make gifts for Mother’s Day. The library has books in English, Spanish and French for newborns to children aged 12. It’s free and open Monday through Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. and Saturdays 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. For other scheduled activities, see the Classes page. For more information, call Cel. 612-108-9820, e-mail children’s library director Angela Rosales at angelarosalesm@gmail.com or visit Galería Galería. (updated May 2012).

Artisans’ exhibition and sale continues: Jardín Velasco is the site of this three-day cultural event May 4, 5 and 6 from 17:30 to 22:00. For details, see listing May 4.

Gala de Habaneras: Members of the Marina Mercante de México and the Banda de Música del Gobierno del Estado perform at 19:00 at Teatro Juárez, Belisario Dominguez between 16 de Septiembre and Independencia.

Folkloric dance performance: Mitote Folklórico performs at 19:30 at Centro Cultural La Paz, 16 de Septiembre near the corner of Belisario Dominguez. This event is part of Fiestas Culturales de Fundación de La Paz.

Jazz-flamenco performance: Hernán Romero performs at 21:00 at Jardín Velasco, 5 de Mayo between Madero and Revolución. A virtuoso guitarist, singer, and composer, his music is a fusion of flamenco-gypsy and classical jazz and Latin rhythms. He has worked with some of world’s finest guitarists, including Al Di Meola, Paco De Lucia and John McLaughlin. Visit his website to learn more and to sample his music at www.hernanromero.com. This free event is part of Fiestas Culturales de Fundación de La Paz.

Other founding festival events May 5: at Jardín Velasco (5 de Mayo and Revolución) dance performance by the Asociación de Academias de Danza at 18:00, multimedia presentation En voz de cronista de La Paz at the Cathedral de La Paz at 20:00, Callejoneada with the university UABCS student group at 20:30; at theCentro Cultural La Paz (16 de Septiembre and Belisario Dominguez) Flamenco dance with Cuadro Flamenco Sevilla de Los Cabos at 19:00, a full program of performances beginning 19:30 with Chula Angulo accompanied by Mariachi, folkloric ballet accompanied by La Cochi con Livais, the music band from DIF Municipal and a presentation of la Guelaguetza with the Association of Oaxaqueña Sudcaliforniana.

Saturday’s repeating events: Details are at the bottom of Events calendar
Children’s activity - AbraPalabra workshop “Shhh, It’s a present for mom!”
Farmers’ market at the postal park
Live music - classic rock at Pelicanos
Live music and tango classes - Café Corazón 
Live music - Johnny Angel Band 
Live music - NuJazz 
Tango classes

SUNDAY, MAY 6

Artisans’ exhibition and sale concludes: It’s the last day for the arts and crafts exhibition and sale at Jardín Velasco. Hours are 17:30 to 22:00. For details, see listing May 4.

Lunada: A monthly program that brings together literature, music and theatre begins at 20:00 at Casa de La Cultura. Admission is free.

Recital for voice and pianoLas Mujeres en la Música (women in music) is the title of this performance by soprano Loyda Vázquez and pianist Cruz de la Paz Garcia at 19:00 at Teatro Juárez. Admission is free. The program is sponsored by the founding festival and the school of music. For information, call 122-2286.

Baritone and mariachi performance: Baritone Alejandro Lazzarini performs with mariachi musicians at 21:00 at Jardín Velasco, 5 de Mayo between Madero and Revolución. This free event is part of Fiestas Culturales de Fundación de La Paz.

NSM PSM performs: They’re techno music DJs described this way online: “No Somos Machos Pero Somos Muchos or Non Stop Music Play Some Music are probably the coolest hosts for parties in Mexico City. The crowded city feels vibrant whenever they have a gig; their events turn out as a big encounter of hipsters, art, color and electrodance.” The duo performs at 22:00 at Centro Cultural La Paz, 16 de Septiembre near the corner of Belisario Dominguez. For samples of their techno music, go to YouTube. The most mellow video I found is Tiny Little ACID at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FC94qj489NM&feature=related

Other founding festival events May 6: at Jardín Velasco (5 de Mayo and Revolución) Irvin Cedeño performs at 18:30, Banda de Música del Estado performs at 19:00, multimedia presentation En voz de cronista de La Paz at the Cathedral de La Paz at 20:00, Callejoneada with the university UABCS student group at 20:30; at the Centro Cultural La Paz (16 de Septiembre and Belisario Dominguez) the dance group Carmen Taller de Baile performs at 19:30, rock groups Flip Ska, Bipolar and The House Band perform at 20:00.

Sunday repeating events: Details are at the bottom of Events calendar
Live music - piano

MONDAY, MAY 7

Monday’s repeating events: Details are at the bottom of Events calendar
Live music - Café Corazón

TUESDAY, MAY 8

Tuesday’s repeating events: Details are at the bottom of Events calendar
Cultural presentation  - Se Habla La Paz El Tequila
Farmers’ market at the postal park
Film - Salsipuedes movie series
Music school - public rehearsals
Salsa classes

WEDNESDAY, MAY 9

Musical recitalUn canto a las mamás (a song for mothers) is the title of this day-before-Mother’s-Day choral performance at 18:00 at the school of music’s Sala de Conciertos La Paz. The recital is directed by Loyda Vázquez, Omar Ramirez and Pedro Peláez Morales and participants are the academic chorus of the school of music, Blancas Piccolo and Coro Temedéhua. Admission is 20 pesos. For information, call 122-2286.

Wednesday’s repeating events: Details are at the bottom of Events calendar
Art group
Film - Painting Pirates’ movie night in the arroyo 
Live music - Café Corazón 
Live music - Johnny Angel Band
Live music - Laura and the Baja Boys

THURSDAY, MAY 10

Mother’s Day in MexicoDía de las Madres is always celebrated May 10. Some employers give working mothers the day off, or at least treat them to lunch or flowers. If you’re planning to dine in a restaurant, you may want to make reservations in advance. To learn more about how Mother’s Day is celebrated here, go to http://www.bajainsider.com/baja-life/holidays/mothersdaymexico.html. Our northern neighbours celebrate Mother’s Day the second Sunday in May — this year in the U.S. and Canada, the date is May 13.

Thursday’s repeating events: Details are at the bottom of Events calendar
Live music - Café Corazón 
Live music - Baja South Band 
Writers’ group on holidays till next fall

FRIDAY, MAY 11

Documentary presentation: The film Oasis en Baja California Sur, directed by Ricardo Rodriguez Estrella, will be shown at 10:00 and 19:00 at Teatro de La Ciudad. For information, call 123-4848. Admission is free. 

Friday’s repeating events: Details are at the bottom of Events calendar 
Live music - Groove Azul 
Live music - Laura and the Baja Boys
Live music - trovador at La Encantada
Music school - public rehearsals
Salsa classes

SATURDAY, MAY 12

Mother’s Day event: You’re invited to participate in a Mother’s Day celebration at 18:00 in the open-air patio of the Centro Cultural La Paz, 16 de Septiembre near the corner of Belisario Dominguez. It’s your chance to express your love for mom in words and songs. For more information, e-mail centroculturallapaz2@live.com.mxor call 122-0065.

Saturday’s repeating events: Details are at the bottom of Events calendar
Children’s activity - AbraPalabra library workshop
Farmers’ market at the postal park
Live music - classic rock at Pelicanos
Live music and tango classes - Café Corazón 
Live music - Johnny Angel Band 
Live music - NuJazz 
Tango classes

SUNDAY, MAY 13

Sunday repeating events: Details are at the bottom of Events calendar
Live music - piano

MONDAY, MAY 14

Monday’s repeating events: Details are at the bottom of Events calendar
Live music - Café Corazón

TUESDAY, MAY 15

Tuesday’s repeating events: Details are at the bottom of Events calendar
Cultural presentation - Se Habla La Paz Aztec calendar (this presentation is at the Anthropology Museum)
Farmers’ market at the postal park
Film - Salsipuedes movie series
Music school - public rehearsals
Salsa classes

WEDNESDAY, MAY 16

Wednesday’s repeating events: Details are at the bottom of Events calendar
Art group
Film - Painting Pirates’ movie night in the arroyo 
Live music - Café Corazón 
Live music - Johnny Angel Band
Live music - Laura and the Baja Boys

THURSDAY, MAY 17

La Paz Ladies’ Networking Luncheon: Lunch is at Stella´s on the beach, on the Malecón at Marquéz de León. Cost per person is $150 pesos. All women are welcome — English-speakers and Spanish-speakers, boaters and landlubbers, Mexican and ex-pat. Women business owners are encouraged to come to promote their businesses. You’ll hear mainly English spoken at this event, which is held in a different restaurant each month. Starting time is 12:15 p.m.. For information and for reservations, e-mail luizalanoy@yahoo.

Thursday’s repeating events: Details are at the bottom of Events calendar
Live music - Café Corazón 
Live music - Baja South Band 
Writers’ group on holidays till next fall

FRIDAY, MAY 18

Friday’s repeating events: Details are at the bottom of Events calendar 
Live music - Groove Azul 
Live music - Laura and the Baja Boys
Live music - trovador at La Encantada
Music school - public rehearsals
Salsa classes

SATURDAY, MAY 19

Saturday’s repeating events: Details are at the bottom of Events calendar
Children’s activity - AbraPalabra library workshop
Farmers’ market at the postal park
Live music - classic rock at Pelicanos
Live music and tango classes - Café Corazón 
Live music - Johnny Angel Band
Live music - NuJazz 
Tango classes

SUNDAY, MAY 20

Sunday repeating events: Details are at the bottom of Events calendar
Live music - piano

MONDAY, MAY 21

Monday’s repeating events: Details are at the bottom of Events calendar
Live music - Café Corazón

TUESDAY, MAY 22

Tuesday’s repeating events: Details are at the bottom of Events calendar
Cultural presentation  - Se Habla La Paz Estado de Guerrero
Farmers’ market at the postal park
Film - Salsipuedes movie series
Music school - public rehearsals
Salsa classes

WEDNESDAY, MAY 23

Wednesday’s repeating events: Details are at the bottom of Events calendar
Art group
Film - Painting Pirates’ movie night in the arroyo 
Live music - Café Corazón 
Live music - Johnny Angel Band
Live music - Laura and the Baja Boys

THURSDAY, MAY 24

Thursday’s repeating events: Details are at the bottom of Events calendar
Live music - Café Corazón 
Live music - Baja South Band 
Writers’ group on holidays till next fall

FRIDAY, MAY 25

Friday’s repeating events: Details are at the bottom of Events calendar 
Live music - Groove Azul 
Live music - Laura and the Baja Boys
Live music - trovador at La Encantada
Music school - public rehearsals
Salsa classes

SATURDAY, MAY 26

Saturday’s repeating events: Details are at the bottom of Events calendar
Children’s activity - AbraPalabra library workshop
Farmers’ market at the postal park
Live music - classic rock at Pelicanos
Live music and tango classes - Café Corazón 
Live music - Johnny Angel Band
Live music - NuJazz 
Tango classes

SUNDAY, MAY 27

Sunday repeating events: Details are at the bottom of Events calendar
Live music - piano

MONDAY, MAY 28

Monday’s repeating events: Details are at the bottom of Events calendar
Live music - Café Corazón

TUESDAY, MAY 29

Tuesday’s repeating events: Details are at the bottom of Events calendar
Cultural presentation  - Se Habla La Paz El Chocolate
Farmers’ market at the postal park
Film - Salsipuedes movie series
Music school - public rehearsals
Salsa classes

WEDNESDAY, MAY 30

Wednesday’s repeating events: Details are at the bottom of Events calendar
Art group
Film - Painting Pirates’ movie night in the arroyo 
Live music - Café Corazón 
Live music - Johnny Angel Band
Live music - Laura and the Baja Boys

THURSDAY, MAY 31

State song festival: The Festival de la Canción Sudcaliforniana at the state level of competition begins at 18:00 at the Teatro de la Ciudad. Participants will be judged on music (melody, musical arrangement, rhythm and originality), lyrics (poetic structure and theme) and performance. For more information, contact the Centro Estatal de Artes, Tradiciones y Culturas Populares de BCS, F. Madero between 5 de Mayo and Independencia (in front of Jardín Velasco), phone and fax 612-122-8980.

Thursday’s repeating events: Details are at the bottom of Events calendar
Live music - Café Corazón 
Live music - Baja South Band 
Writers’ group on holidays till next fall

LOOKING AHEAD

June 2-8, Festival Marearte: For more information, visit www.marearte.com

June 16-17, Expo Tattoo: The second annual tattoo festival in La Paz features entertainment, live music, and, of course, tattoo artists and everything related to tattoos. Tickets will be available through the Rock Shop KM 64 on Belisario Dominguez at the corner of 5 de Mayo. For more information, call 612-122-3339.

July 5-7, marine show in Cabo San Lucas: The third annual Cabo Marine Show, which is at IGY Marina Cabo San Lucas docks K through M, will host more than 50 local and foreign vendors. The general public is welcome. For more information, e-mail info@maaseventos.com

Nov. 18, East Cape Music Festival in Los Barriles: It will start on Sunday afternoon at the Los Palmas de Cortez and rock into the evening. This is a benefit concert for the local Asociación de Artes del Marde Cortez A.C. to promote the love of art and music in the schools in the East Cape.

REPEATING EVENTS: weekly (or semi-weekly) activities are listed below

Art group, Wednesdays: The group meets from 9 a.m. to noon, usually in the Vista Room at Marina de la Paz.  With prior arrangements the group will sometimes meet elsewhere.  For more information, contact Roger Wise at rdwisesr@gmail.comor Pat Solem at patencasa117@yahoo.com; or on the VHF call "Avalon" or "Victory." 

Children’s activity - AbraPalabra library workshop, Saturdays: 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. See the CLASSES page for other activities at AbraPalabra such as free story hours and free activities for babies and toddlers.

Cultural presentation - Se Habla La Paz language school, Tuesdays: The language school presents a cultural talk in simple Spanish Tuesdays from 1:15 to 2 p.m. Handouts are included. Unless otherwise noted, presentations are at the school. This year, Se Habla is also offering some fieldtrips. Presentations are open to the public and are free. Walk-ins are welcome. The school is at Francisco I. Madero #540, between Republica and Guerrero. Phone number is (612) 122-7763. E-mail info@sehablalapaz.com  www.sehablalapaz.com Office Hours: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. (Updated for Oct. 1)

Farmers’ market at CostaBaja, every second Sunday: Marina CostaBaja hosts a Mercado Orgánico y de Artesanías (organic market and crafts fair) from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. every second Sunday.

Farmers’ market at the postal park, Tuesdays and Saturdays: Location is the park on the corner of Constitución and Revolución across from the post office and Corazón Café. Watch for a possible change later in May for the Tuesday market, which may move to a smaller, shaded venue for the summer. There are no plans to switch location for the Saturday market. Selling officially gets underway at 9:30 a.m. You’ll find fresh greens and seasonal offerings, organic eggs, jams, sauces, German sausages and baked goods, including Sharon's goodies and Pan D'Les artisan breads. There are also handicrafts, works of art and, say the organizers, “items for mind, body and spirit.” Shoppers are asked to bring small change when making purchases and to take along a tote bag or cooler. You may find more vendors on Saturdays than Tuesdays. (updated April 24) 

Film - Painting Pirates’ movie night in the arroyo, Wednesdays: The Painting Pirates club presents features and documentaries Wednesday nights at 7:30 p.m. in the arroyo at Betty's sea food restaurant, which is the last house on the arroyo before the bridge with the windmill. Admission is free. The Painting Pirates club is a youth painting project of artist Rose Robin. For more information, contact her atrose@roserobinart.com or paintingpirates@gmail.com. You can learn more about her project at at http://igg.me/p/65886?a=405066 and learn more about the artist at http://roserobinart.com and you can watch a three-minute video filmed by the pirates at  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5tluGk3n2j4

Film - Salsipuedes movie series, Tuesdays: Salsipuedes bar and restaurant on the Malecón (Obregón 2130 between Allende and Juárez) shows movies most Tuesday nights at about 8:30 p.m. on its patio. Many of the films are prize-winners or recent releases, and there’s no cover charge. For more information, visit Bar Salsipuedes on Facebook or drop by the bar.

Live music - Baja South Band, Thursdays: Fernando, Alfonso and the guys play classic rock Thursdays 6:30-10 p.m. at Pelicanos restaurant at about Kilometer 14 in El Centenario. Laura and Henry are now part of a different band called “Laura and the Baja Boys.” For more information about Pelicanos, see listing on Live Musicpage. (updated December 2011)

Live music - Café Corazón, Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays: boleros and romantic ballads with Trío Los Caporales Mondays; romantic music with Daniel y Andrea Wednesdays; Latin rhythms, trova and original compositions with Demián Arcadia Thursdays; Grupo Eva Wendy y Olaf Saturdays. Music starts at 20:30 (except for Saturdays, 21:00) at Corazón on Revolución at the corner of Constitución. There is no cover charge.

Live music - classic rock night, Saturdays: There’s live music 6:30-10 p.m. at Pelicanos restaurant at about Kilometer 14 in El Centenario. For more information about Pelicanos, see listing on Live Music page.

Live music - Groove Azul, Fridays: Groove Azul plays a fusion of styles, including jazz, blues, funk and Latin rhythms. It’s a duo featuring guitarist Dario Norzagaray and saxophonist and singer Leo Dann. You’ve probably heard their beautiful music as they play in other groups around La Paz. Groove Azul plays from 10:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. at La Esquina bar, Independencia 201 on the corner of Belisario Dominguez.

Live music - Johnny Angel Band, Wednesdays and Saturdays: Band members are Angel, Rego, Johnnie the drummer, Pepe and Blue.  They play classic rock ’n’ roll and blues from 1830 until 2200 Wednesdays and Saturdays at Club Marlin in El Centenario at km 14. 

Live music - Laura and the Baja Boys, Wednesdays and Fridays: This rollickin’ and tuneful rock-and-roll band plays from 6:30 to 10 p.m. Wednesdays at La Costa Restaurant, at Rangel and Navarro near Marina de La Paz. On Fridays, the band plays from 7 to 11 p.m. at Tailhunter’s Bar and Restaurant, Obregón 755 (on the Malecón between Salvatierra and Iglesia). Band members are Henry Korol, Laura Lothian, Alfonso Rojo and Benny Nuñez.

Live music - NuJazz, Saturdays: The duo NuJazz performs at 8 p.m. at La Encantada gallery and wine bar, 1245 Belisario Dominguez between 5 de Mayo and Constitución. Darío Norzagaray plays guitar and James Wilson plays sax, synthesizer and keyboards. Their repertoire includes tasteful and familiar jazz standards, upbeat Latin rhythms, and a number of original compositions written by Nu Jazz members.

Live music - piano, Sundays: KB Morrissey plays Sundays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. during brunch at Palermo's Ristorante, on the Malecón between Hidalgo and Morelos Streets. KB has been called the most versatile pianist in La Paz: she covers jazz, ragtime, classical, ballads, and blues. You're sure to hear a favorite or two.

Live music - trovador at La Encantada, Fridays:: You can listen to trova music by Demian Medina at Galería La Encantada, Belisario Dominguez 1245 (between 5 de Mayo and Callejón Constitución) most Fridays, starting about 8:30 p.m.. A trovador, traditionally, is a singer accompanied by guitar.

Music school - public rehearsals, Tuesdays and Fridays: Rehearsals of the Orquesta Juvenil de la Escuela de Música del Estado, 1055 Morelos on the corner of Marcelo Rubio, are free and open to the public at Sala de Conciertos La Paz. Public rehearsals start at 17:00 Fridays and at 18:00 Tuesdays. You may wish to double-check with the school that there’s a rehearsal on a particular evening. The school’s phone number is (612) 125-55-19 and the e-mail address isserv_escolares@escuelademusicabcs.com (updated Feb. 1, 2012)

Salsa classes, Tuesdays and Fridays: A new series of workshops for beginners begins May 4 at Centro Cultural La Paz, 16 de Septiembre near the corner of Belisario Dominguez. Classes with Agatino Rapisarda are Tuesdays and Fridays, 20:00 to 22:00. For more information, call 612-157-7674.

Tango classes, Saturday: Classes are 18:30 a 19:30 at Café Corazón on Revolución at the corner of Constitución. Cost is 50 pesos.

Theatre - Centro Cultural La Paz, Sundays: Performances start at 6 p.m. in the open-air patio. Admission is free. Centro Cultural La Paz is on 16 de Septiembre near the corner of Belisario Dominguez, across from Sears. (updated Jan. 31, 2012)

Writers’ group on holidays till next fallThe Sea of Cortés Writers’ Group is on a summer break. For more information, call 612-123-4669 or e-mailgeorge_potvin@yahoo.com or drop by the bookstore at Independencia #518, between Serdan and G. Prieto or call Allende Books at (612)125 9114. (updated April 19, 2012)

GRACIAS to the Instituto Sudcaliforniano de Cultura, Centro Cultural La Paz, the Dirección de Cultura de La Paz, 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. Much of this events calendar is material translated from the Agenda Cultural, published by the state’s Instituto Sudcaliforniano de Cultura. You can pick up a copy of this excellent publication, published in Spanish, at a tourism office or cultural centre.  You can also find the Agenda Cultural online athttp://issuu.com/disenoisc/docs/agenda_cultural_mayo2012_issuu

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