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AUGUST 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 Aug. 10, summer activities for kids: Costa Baja summer courses for children aged 5-14, which started July 9, feature a golf clinic, tennis, paddle board, art workshop, climbing, yoga, organic gardening, swimming and soccer. For information, call 612-175-0100 ext. 6412.

Until Aug. 10, art show: An exhibition of work by Peruvian artist Jaime Romero is at the Centro de Artes, Tradiciones y Cultural Populares de BCS (the former governor’s house on Madero Street across from the Jardín Velasco). The title of the show is Litaniae Sanctorum (litany of the saints).

Until Aug. 15, sculpture show: Work by Homero Marínez Chairez is on exhibit in the lobby of Teatro de La Ciudad. Admission is free.

Until Aug. 31, folk art show extended: The Mexican folk art exhibition, Manos maestras de un pueblo, continues at the Centro de Estatal de Artes, Tradiciones y Culturas Populares de BCS, on Calle Madero between Independencia and 5 de Mayo, across the street from Jardín Velasco. This collection of the Parra family is on show at the centre, which is  open 9:00 to 20:00 Monday through Friday and 9:00 to 18:00 Saturdays and Sundays. Admission is free. 

Until Aug. 31, architecture exhibition: A display focusing on domestic architecture and urban scenery of the port of La Paz, which opened June 5, continues in the patio of Centro Cutural La Paz, 16 de Septiembre and Belisario Dominguez. Admission is free. The show is coordinated by Archivo histórico Pablo L. Martínez.

Opened July 27, art show: Arquetipos Sudcalifornianos (BCS archetypes), an exhibition of work by Daniel Amora, is in the hallways of Palacio Municipal de La Paz (cityhall), Carabineros and Av. de Los Deportistas. No information provided on closing date for this exhibition.

Opened Aug. 1, art showFlores, Paisajes y Desnudos is a show of work by Mexican artist Lucille Wong. The exhibition is in the Centro Cultural La Paz, 16 de Septiembre and Belisario Dominguez. Admission is free. No information provided on closing date for this exhibition.

Opened Aug. 4, visual artists exhibition: The show De lo popular a lo contemporáneo (from the popular to the contemporary) is open to the public at the Centro de Artes, Tradiciones y Culturas Populares de BCS, Madero between 5 de Mayo and Independencia across from Jardín Velasco. Participants: Norman Bardavid Nissm, Humberto Carrasco Velázquez, Antonio Luis Castellanos Basich, Mario Castro Gómez, Rafael Alejandro Cauduro Alcántara, Víctor Cauduro Rojas, David Leonardo Chávez Castañeda, Fidel Corpus Nava, Alejandro Fuentes Gil, Luis Nishizawa Flores, Marcelino Fernando Olivera Acevedo, Miguel Ángel Suárez Ruiz and invited artist Carlos César Diaz Castro. No closing date is listed for the exhibition.

August through October, Mexico Encantado road tripMexico Encantado(enchanting Mexico) is a documentary series that is the project of artists Lila Magallón and Rose Robin. They are scheduled to leave La Paz Aug. 16 on a 7,525-kilometer road trip, travelling in a motor home through Mexico to give free art workshops and promote tourism. You can watch a video explaining their project, for which they are seeking donations, at http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/161508?a=405066&i=emal and you can reach them by e-mail at rose@roserobinart.com.

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, or not: Weekly events are listed at the bottom of the calendar -- look for the titles in green print. Please note, however, that some activities may be on summer break, so check with the event organizer to find out the latest.

EVENTS CALENDAR

SUNDAY, AUG. 5

MONDAY, AUG. 6

TUESDAY, AUG. 7

No outdoor market at the postal park: There is no Tuesday market during August. Saturday’s market continues.

Palabra por Palabra book group: The group meets at the centrally located home of one of its members at 2 p.m. Sessions are generally the first Tuesday of the month. Please bring books you recommend for discussion. There is no assigned book during these summer sessions. For more information, contact Allende Books on Independencia #518, between Serdan and Prieto. Here’s the list of books for discussion at book group sessions beginning October 2012: Little Bee by Chris Cleave for October; The Secret Scripture by Sebastian Barry for November; Outliersby Malcolm Gladwell for December; The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery for January 2013; Jubilee by Margaret Walker for February; The Worst Hard Timeby Timothy Egan for March; The Fall of Giants by Ken Follett for April; The Book Thief by Marcus Zusak for May.

WEDNESDAY, AUG. 8

THURSDAY, AUG. 9

Photography exhibition opens: A show of photographs featuring sacred and mission art in BCS opens at 10:30 a.m. in the Pasillo Central at the La Paz campus of the Universidad de Tijuana. Admission is free. The show continues until Aug. 30.

Environmental activities for childrenJueves Ambientales para Niños is a weekly children’s program focused on the ecosystem. It features music, theatre, dance and magic Thursdays at 6 p.m. at Casa de la Cultura del Estado. For more information, call 122-9040 or visit the Casa de la Cultura del Estado, Madero 825, between Salvatierra y Torre Iglesias.

Live music - Baja South Band: Fernando, Alfonso and the guys play classic rock Thursdays 6:30-10 p.m. at Pelicanos restaurant at about Kilometer 14 in El Centenario.

FRIDAY, AUG. 10

History on displayExtranjeros en el Districto Sur de la Baja California (foreigners in BCS) is the title of this exhibit in the lobby of the Archivo Histórico (the archives), which is open from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.. Admission is free. The show continues until Aug. 30. The archives is in the same block as Teatro de la Ciudad.

Cultural event for familiesLa cultura es contigo (culture is with you) features music, dance and theatre. Participants are Eduardo Companioni, Ollin Grupo de Teatro, Valeria Polanco and — direct from Cuba — "Swing del Caribe.” The event starts at 19:00 at Centro Cultural La Paz, 16 de Septiembre and Belisario Dominguez.

Guitar and lute concert: Tomás Malagamba Jasis presents the musical journey Entre Cuerdas, in collaboration with lute player Yudany Pino Gutierrez, at 20:00 at Restaurante Mis Amores, Márquez de León and Serdán. For information and reservations, call the restaurant at (612)121-3340.

Live music at Tailhunter’s: "Benny and the Jets" are rockin the third floor, starting 7 p.m. at Tailhunter’s Bar and Restaurant, Obregón 755 (on the Malecón between Salvatierra and Iglesia).

SATURDAY, AUG. 11

Outdoor market at the postal park: The market continues during the summer at the park on the corner of Constitución and Revolución across from the post office and Corazón Café. Selling officially gets underway at 9:30 a.m.. Shoppers are asked to bring small change when making purchases and to take along a tote bag or cooler.

Classic rock and oldies: Proyecto Triada with band members Henry Korol (keyboard and voice), Alfonso “Poncho” Rojas (drums), Benny (lead guitar) and Hector play 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. at Pelicanos Restaurant, Carr. Norte KM. 14, El Centenario.

SUNDAY, AUG. 12

MONDAY, AUG. 13

Musical theatre: Performances of the work Acce Homo, coordinated by the Diocese of La Paz, are at 17:00 and 20:00 at Teatro de La Ciudad. Admission is 100 pesos.

TUESDAY, AUG. 14

No outdoor market at the postal park: There is no Tuesday market during August. Saturday’s market continues.

History on display: An exhibit of historic images of María Auxiliadora from the municipality of Comondú opens at 19:30 in the central patio of Centro Cultural La Paz. Admission is free. The show, coordinated by  Archivo Histórico Pablo L. Martínez, continues until Aug. 31. 

WEDNESDAY, AUG. 15

THURSDAY, AUG. 16

Environmental activities for childrenJueves Ambientales para Niños is a weekly children’s program focused on the ecosystem. It features music, theatre, dance and magic Thursdays at 6 p.m. at Casa de la Cultura del Estado. For more information, call 122-9040 or visit the Casa de la Cultura del Estado, Madero 825, between Salvatierra y Torre Iglesias.

Fashion bazaar: Fashion, art and entertainment are on the billing of this event at 7 p.m. at Café Corazón, on Revolución at the corner of Constitución.

Live music - Baja South Band: Fernando, Alfonso and the guys play classic rock Thursdays 6:30-10 p.m. at Pelicanos restaurant at about Kilometer 14 in El Centenario.

FRIDAY, AUG. 17

Live music at Tailhunter’s: "Benny and the Jets" are rockin the third floor, starting 7 p.m. at Tailhunter’s Bar and Restaurant, Obregón 755 (on the Malecón between Salvatierra and Iglesia).

SATURDAY, AUG. 18

Outdoor market at the postal park: The market continues during the summer at the park on the corner of Constitución and Revolución across from the post office and Corazón Café. Selling officially gets underway at 9:30 a.m.. Shoppers are asked to bring small change when making purchases and to take along a tote bag or cooler.

Poetry reading and guitar recitalTardes Poéticas begins at 18:00 at Centro Cultural La Paz. Partiicipants are Amado Malváez, Raúl Carmona and Diego Avilés. Admission is free.

Theatre: The monologue ¡Soy Frida, Soy Libre! begins at 20:00 in Teatro de la Ciudad. Admission is free, but only with a ticket. For more information, contact Casa de Cultura Municipal, Independencia 807 between Gómez Farias and Altamirano, tel. 122-8784. The production is by Tomás Urtusastegui, directed by María Muro and performed by Martha Aura. The performance features songs by Chavela Vargas.

Classic rock and oldies: Proyecto Triada with band members Henry Korol (keyboard and voice), Alfonso “Poncho” Rojas (drums), Benny (lead guitar) and Hector play 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. at Pelicanos Restaurant, Carr. Norte KM. 14, El Centenario.

SUNDAY, AUG. 19

MONDAY, AUG. 20

TUESDAY, AUG. 21

No outdoor market at the postal park: There is no Tuesday market during August. Saturday’s market continues.

Art show opens: An exhibition of work by Socorro Paura opens at 20:00 in the lobby of Teatro de La Ciudad. The show continues ntil Sept. 4. Admission is free.

WEDNESDAY, AUG. 22

THURSDAY, AUG. 23

La Paz Ladies’ Networking Luncheon: Lunch is at the Apostolis Greek Restaurant on Madero near the corner of Morales. Cost per person, excluding tip, 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. For information and for reservations, e-mail luizalanoy@yahoo.

Environmental activities for childrenJueves Ambientales para Niños is a weekly children’s program focused on the ecosystem. It features music, theatre, dance and magic Thursdays at 6 p.m. at Casa de la Cultura del Estado. For more information, call 122-9040 or visit the Casa de la Cultura del Estado, Madero 825, between Salvatierra y Torre Iglesias.

Live music - Baja South Band: Fernando, Alfonso and the guys play classic rock Thursdays 6:30-10 p.m. at Pelicanos restaurant at about Kilometer 14 in El Centenario.

FRIDAY, AUG. 24

Live music at Tailhunter’s: "Benny and the Jets" are rockin the third floor, starting 7 p.m. at Tailhunter’s Bar and Restaurant, Obregón 755 (on the Malecón between Salvatierra and Iglesia).

SATURDAY, AUG. 25

Outdoor market at the postal park: The market continues during the summer at the park on the corner of Constitución and Revolución across from the post office and Corazón Café. Selling officially gets underway at 9:30 a.m.. Shoppers are asked to bring small change when making purchases and to take along a tote bag or cooler.

Classic rock and oldies: Proyecto Triada with band members Henry Korol (keyboard and voice), Alfonso “Poncho” Rojas (drums), Benny (lead guitar) and Hector play 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. at Pelicanos Restaurant, Carr. Norte KM. 14, El Centenario.

SUNDAY, AUG. 26

MONDAY, AUG. 27

TUESDAY, AUG. 28

No outdoor market at the postal park: There is no Tuesday market during August. Saturday’s market continues.

Audiovisual workshop starts: Karina Mosqueda of Guanajuato, Mexico, leads this workshop, Taller de Medios Audio Visuales, specializing in motion graphics, 16:00 to 20:00, Aug. 28-30. To enrol, contact Galería de Arte Carlos Olachea, 122-9196. Admission is free.

WEDNESDAY, AUG. 29

THURSDAY, AUG. 30

Environmental activities for childrenJueves Ambientales para Niños is a weekly children’s program focused on the ecosystem. It features music, theatre, dance and magic Thursdays at 6 p.m. at Casa de la Cultura del Estado. For more information, call 122-9040 or visit the Casa de la Cultura del Estado, Madero 825, between Salvatierra y Torre Iglesias.

Live music - Baja South Band: Fernando, Alfonso and the guys play classic rock Thursdays 6:30-10 p.m. at Pelicanos restaurant at about Kilometer 14 in El Centenario.

FRIDAY, AUG. 31

Recital for cello and piano: Javier A. Mercado Bellato (cello) and Antonio Colunga Green (Piano) perform at 19:00 in the Centro Cultural La Paz, 16 de Septiembre near Belisario Dominguez. Admission is free.

Live music at Tailhunter’s: "Benny and the Jets" are rockin the third floor, starting 7 p.m. at Tailhunter’s Bar and Restaurant, Obregón 755 (on the Malecón between Salvatierra and Iglesia).

LOOKING AHEAD

Sept. 13, La Paz Gold Cup fishing tournament: Winners of the Torneo de Pesca Marlin Azul y Negro (Black and Blue Marlin Tournament) will net $3,000,000 pesos in prizes. Tournament profits go to four charities. For more information, visit the website at www.lapazgoldcup.com, e-mail info@lapazgoldcup.com or call 612 128 6831.

Sept. 22, collective art exhibition opens: The show, entitled Azul Manríque, commemorates the birthdate of professor, artist and friend Armando Manríquez. It’s at Galería Luna California on Constitución between Revolución ant Serdan. 

Oct. 21, Por Ellas benefit swim: This invitational swim of el Mar de Cortés is to raise funds to fight cancer. This year’s donations support men, as well as women, in the group’s anti-cancer campaign. For more information, visit the websitewww.porellasmexico.org.

Nov. 17, East Cape Music Festival in Los Barriles: It will start on Saturday 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. Originally set for Nov. 18, the dates has been changed to Nov. 17.

Dec. 2, Subasta charity event: The date has been set for the annual charity auction, and donations of clothing and household goods are being accepted. The purpose of the auction is to raise funds to support Fundación Ayuda Niños La Paz, A.C.. You may bring your donations to the Marina de La Paz at Legaspy and Topete. The proceeds of the auction are used for a lunch program for children of an impoverished area, and scholarships for junior and senior high school. For more information, visit Fanlap’s newly updated website at www.fanlapsubasta.com

REPEATING EVENTSweekly (or semi-weekly) activities are listed below, butplease note that in the summer season, many may be on break. Check with the event organizer to find out the latest.

Art group, Wednesdays: The group is on summer recess till October. For more information, contact Roger Wise at rdwisesr@gmail.com or Pat Solem atpatencasa117@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 reopens Aug. 20 and, after that, will resume its weekly cultural talk in simple Spanish Tuesdays from 1:15 to 2 p.m. Se Habla is at Francisco I. Madero #540, between Republica and Guerrero. Phone number is (612) 122-7763. E-mailinfo@sehablalapaz.com and the website is www.sehablalapaz.com Office Hours: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. (Updated July 31, 2012)

Environmental activities for children, ThursdaysJueves Ambientales para Niños is a weekly children’s program focused on the ecosystem. It features music, theatre, dance and magic Thursdays at 6 p.m. at Casa de la Cultura del Estado. For more information, call 122-9040 or visit the Casa de la Cultura del Estado, Madero 825, between Salvatierra y Torre Iglesias. (updated August 4, 2012)

Farmers’ market at CostaBaja, every second Sunday: Marina CostaBaja hosts aMercado Orgánico y de Artesanías (organic market and crafts fair) from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. every second Sunday. (Updated March 2012)

Farmers’ market, Tuesdays and Saturdays: The market continues Saturday during the summer at the park on the corner of Constitución and Revolución across from the post office and Corazón Café. Tuesday market goes on summer recess in August. Selling officially gets underway at 9:30 a.m.. Shoppers are asked to bring small change when making purchases and to take along a tote bag or cooler.(updated July 29, 2012) 

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. For more information about Pelicanos, see listing on Live Musicpage. (updated August 2012)

Live music - Café Corazón, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays: boleros and romantic ballads with Trío Los Caporales Wednesdays; Latin rhythms, trova and original compositions with Demián Arcadia Thursdays; Daniel Nolasco Fridays; 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. (updated May 13, 2012)

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 - trio, Wednesdays and Saturdays: The group plays light rock, Mexican ballads and Latino music, great for dancing and listening, Wednesday and Saturday evenings at Club Marlin in El Centenario at km 14.(updated July 21, 2012)

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.

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 are from 18:00 to 20:30 Tuesdays and from 17:00 to 20:00 Fridays. 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 is serv_escolares@escuelademusicabcs.com (updated July 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 8 to 9 p.m. every Saturday at Café Corazón on Revolución at the corner of Constitución. Cost is 50 pesos, 40 pesos with a reservation. There is ballroom dancing afterwards. (updated July 14, 2012)

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’ groupThe Sea of Cortez Writers' Group meets from 10 a.m. to noon Thursdays at El Corazon Restaurant, on the SW corner of Revolución and Constitución, diagonally across the intersection from the La Paz Post Office. Please bring 8 copies of material you wish to have reviewed and of course there are no restrictions on subject matter. Members of writers' groups from other communities are welcome to attend. For more information, drop by the bookstore at Independencia #518, between Serdan and G. Prieto or call Allende Books at (612)125 9114. (updated July 2, 2012)

Yoga classes with Ayesha Estrada, ongoing: Instruction includes a wide range of levels, including yoga for children and parents. For more information on Ayesha’s yoga classes, visit the Centro Holístico, Melchor Ocampo #714-A (across from Telmex), contact Ayesha at 612-128-6712 or go to her website at  www.escuelasoloYOga.com 

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_agosto_2012

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