martes, 29 de enero de 2013

EVENTOS 2013


JANUARY 2013: 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. This month you’ll find two new pages. The Ongoing Activities page is a directory of ongoing and repeating arts and cultural activities around La Paz (for example, regularly scheduled arts workshops, live music venues, Spanish schools and movie theatres are listed here). The Links page points you to other English-Language sites and sources for information about La Paz and Baja California Sur.  I welcome your input. To correct, comment or add to this site, please e-mail rozinlapaz@yahoo.com .

CURRENT EXHIBITIONS

Until Feb. 4, Carnaval mask exhibition: A display of masks and photographs of Carnaval de Venecia by Fulvio Roiter, Juan Francisco Picos and ArteDigital is at Alianza Francesa’s Centro Cultural Roger de Conynck. The centre is on Gomez Farias 525, between República and Guerrero.For more information, phone 12 228 88, visit www.alianzafrancesa.org.mx or go to Facebook at alianzafrancesalapaz EN LA FIESTA DE LA CARNE EL ARTE POR EL ARTE.

Until Feb. 13 (opens Feb. 1), Carnaval royal robes show: An exhibition of costumes of Carnaval kings and queens is in the Centro Cultural La Paz, 16 de Septiembre near Belisario Dominguez. Admission is free. 

Until Feb. 22, collective exhibition on the grey whale: Photographs, sculptures, paintings, talks and displays are part of this exhibition entitled La Ballena Gris at the Centro Cultural La Paz, on 16 de Septiembre near Belisario Dominguez. Admission is free.

Permanent, 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 that showcases 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 by donation.

ACTIVITIES THAT REPEAT: go to ‘ONGOING ACTIVITIES’ page for details

SUNDAYS

MONDAYS
MUSIC LIVE — Open stage at The Shack restaurant

TUESDAYS
BOOK GROUP — Palabra por Palabra book group (once a month) 
CULTURAL ACTIVITIES — Se Habla cultural presentation
MARKET — Madero Street
MUSIC LIVE — Escuela de Música del Estado rehearsals

WEDNESDAYS
MUSIC LIVE — rock at La Costa Restaurant
MUSIC LIVE — jam session at Ciao Molino restaurant

THURSDAYS
MARKET — Sabores de México 
ART WORKSHOP — Marina de La Paz 
ART WORKSHOP — Club de Dibujo con Model
FILM SERIES — Centro de Artes, Tradiciones y Cultural Popular
WRITERS’ GROUP — The Sea of Cortés Writers’ Group
MUSIC LIVE — Galería La Encantada
MUSIC LIVE — Blues with Mike O’Neill at The Shack restaurant

FRIDAYS
FILM SERIES — Galerías Pax
MUSIC LIVE — Escuela de Música del Estado rehearsals
MUSIC LIVE — Galería La Encantada
MUSIC LIVE — Music at The Shack restaurant

SATURDAYS
MARKET — Madero Street
CHILDREN’S ACTIVITIES — AbraPalabra library morning workshop
MUSIC LIVE — Galería La Encantada

EVENTS CALENDAR: UPDATED DAILY WITH NEWLY LISTED EVENTS

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 30

Artists’ and crafts market: Vendors will be selling their work from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Art House, 655 Revolucion  (between Morelos and Victoria). For more information or to reserve a spot, contact Sidne at Art House,http://www.facebook .com/Arthouselap az.

THURSDAY, JAN. 31

Book presentation: There is a presentation of the children’s book ¡Tortuga a la Vista! by Rocío Maceda Díaz at 5 p.m. at Centro Cultural La Paz, 16 de Septiembre near the corner of Belisario Domínguez. Mario Jaime and Christopher Amador will speak.

FRIDAY, FEB. 1

Carnaval royal robes show opens: An exhibition of costumes of Carnaval kings and queens opens at 6 p.m. in the Centro Cultural La Paz, 16 de Septiembre near Belisario Dominguez. Admission is free. The show continues until Feb. 13.

Film series begins: Galerias Pax, Guillermo Prieto 1250, is showing the film Chocolat at 6 p.m., the first of a series in February of Friday night films. The theme for the month is love. Admission is 20 pesos. For more information, visit Galerias Pax on Prieto or go to the gallery’s Facebook page.

SATURDAY, FEB. 2

Chocolate cooking class: Buen Provecho La Paz is holding a class devoted to chocolate: tasting, discussion of the history and production of chocolate, demonstration of chocolate techniques and hands-on production of chocolate creations. The class, which is in English, is from 2 to 5 p.m. at the cooking school,  Revolución 555, between República and Guerrero (behind Se Habla … La Paz Spanish language school). For more information about cost and to register, call 122-6409, e-mail info@BuenProvechoLaPaz.com or visitwww.BuenProvechoLaPaz.com.

Jazz trio at Tonantzin: Emanuel Carrera (drums and percussion), Darío Norzagaray (guitar) and Sergio Martínez (bass) perform at 8:30 p.m. in the courtyard of Galería Tonantzin at Constitución 320 (between Aquiles Serdán and Revolución), the same block as the post office. There will be guest performers, new pieces and original work. Admission is 70 pesos. For information and reservations, call 122 76 25 or 612 154 81 36.

In Todos Santos, arts festival begins: the XVI Festival del Arte Todos Santos Feb. 2-9 features art and regional crafts exhibits, theatre and performances in the Plaza Marquez de Leon. There will be food, public dances and other entertainment.

MONDAY, FEB. 4

French classes begin: Alianza Francesa offers classes in French at its cultural centre, Centro Cultural Roger de Conynck. New session starts Feb. 4, 2013. Classes are offered for more than one level; there are also groups for reading, conversation and seminars. The French cultural centre is at Gomez Farias 525, between República and Guerrero. Hours of the centre are listed as Monday to Friday, 10:00 to 13:00 and 17:00 to 21:00. Phone number is 612-122-2888. E-mail address is alianzafrancesalapaz@yahoo.com.mx. Website iswww.alianzafrancesa.org.mx.

THURSDAY, FEB. 7

CARNAVAL de La Paz 2013 begins: The city’s biggest annual street party and entertainment festival begins today and continues through Tuesday, Feb. 12. Calle Obregón is blocked off to traffic for late afternoon and evening festivities. Most events take place along the Malecón (although the entertainment program and queen coronation Feb. 8 is at a different location). The parades with floats along the Malecón are scheduled for Feb. 10,  Feb. 11 and Feb. 12. Get in the mood with a two-minute promotional video on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=DX4cUzfFFq8. You’ll find a tentative schedule and more information on the Baja Insider website at http://www.bajainsider.com/baja-life/events/carnival/carnival-la-paz.htm
Today’s events:
18:00 artistic program from Baja Sur artists
20:00 coronation of the Queen of Carnaval and presentation of the Royal Court, a presentation by the  Association of dance instructors of BCS, coronation of The King de la Alegría 2013 and Witness, Testament and Burning of Bad Humor in Effigy.
21:00 presentation of Gilberto Gless. 
24:00 dancing with the Banda Sinaloense.
Photography exhibition opening: An exchange of art between Loveland, Colorado, U.S.A. and La Paz, B.C.S. features photographs of Colorado by international photographer Gary Batha at 7 p.m. at Alianza Francesa de La Paz, Gomez Farias 525, between República and Guerrero.

FRIDAY, FEB. 8

CARNAVAL: The main activity tonight is at the stadium Guaycura de La Paz, which is located on Calle 5 de Mayo next to the stadium Estadio Arturo C Nahl (Estadio Nahl is at Constitución and Lic. Verdad near Ley’s supermarket).
18:00 Artistic program from Baja Sur Artists
20:00 Coronation Ceremony with live entertainment, coronation of Reina de la Poesía 2013 and the Princess de la Poesía and reading by the winner of the Poeta Laureate of La Paz and Value of Culture 2013.
21:00 Gloria Trevi in Concert.
24:00 Dancing with the Banda Sinaloense.

CARNAVAL Beatlemania performance: The show is a highlight of the festivities accompanying the coronation of the Carnaval Queen. This extravaganza features 135 musicians, singers and dancers. Among those participating are members of the state’s symphony orchestra and band. The show is a tribute to the legendary band The Beatles and includes "Imagine", "Let it be", “Yesterday”, and many other hits. The show is at the stadium Guaycura de La Paz. Admission is free. Starting time TBA.

SATURDAY, FEB. 9
CARNAVAL10:00 Coronation Ceremony with a presentation by the  Assoc. de Dance Instructors of BCS and Coronation of the Children's King and Queen 2013.
10:30 Artistic Presentation
18:00 Artistic Presentation
20:00 Coronation Ceremony with a presentation by the  Assoc. de Dance Instructors of BCS, coronation of the Royal Princesses and Duchesses of Carnaval with the Mayor of La Paz and the governor of the state of Baja California Sur. 
21:00 Grupo Canaveral in Concert
24:00 Dancing with the Banda Sinaloense.

SUNDAY, FEB. 10

CARNAVAL: Parade (start time and parade direction TBA)
19:00 Artistic program from Baja Sur Artists
21:00 Presentation Maria Jose
24:00 Dancing with the Banda Sinaloense.
In Todos Santos, art studio tour: Thirty-six artists will be part of this year’s Artists of Todos Santos Open Studio Tour. Tickets, available starting February 2 at Cafelix Coffee & Kitchen and Tecolote Book Store, are 150 pesos. Proceeds benefit the Palapa Society children's art programs. You can buy tickets the day of the event only at Cafelix. For more information, contact Mike Mcallister, heronsneststudio@gmail.com or call 044-612-152-6166, Todos Santos.

MONDAY, FEB. 11

CARNAVAL: Official visits of the Royal Court of Carnaval to the jail, Children's Home and Retirement
Carnaval Parade (start time and parade direction TBA
19:00 Artistic program from Baja Sur Artists
21:00 Motel in concert.
24:00 Dancing with the Banda Sinaloense.

TUESDAY, FEB. 12

CARNAVAL: Parade (start time and parade direction TBA 
19:30 Artistic program from Baja Sur Artists
21:00 Banda San Jose de Masillas in Concert
23:00 Dancing with the Banda Sinaloense.

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 20

Festival de Cine de Todos Santos begins: The 10th annual film festival Feb. 20 to 26 features the best in Latin films. All films in Spanish with English subtitles. Location in Todos Santos is the Teatro Marquez de Leon. For more details, visit the website http://www.todossantoscinefest.com/ or go to Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/TodosSantosCineFest?ref=ts&fref=ts

FRIDAY, FEB. 22

Jazz performance: Khnemu Jazz Ensemble — with singer Sheft-hat Khnemu Ra,  guitarrist Darío Norzagaray and guests — performs at 8 p.m. at Trocadero restaurant, Morelos 965 between Revolución and Madero. For reservations, call 123-2967; for information, call 612-151-2481.

SATURDAY, FEB. 23

English-language theatre: The Naked Acting Company, La Paz’s new English language theatre company, presents an encore of the group’s second performance by popular demand — it’s no frills, just good acting and an after-show get-together with the players.  The performance, hosted by Art House at 655 Revolucion (between Morelos and Victoria), begins at 7 p.m. The presentation includes the scenes “Vampire Lesbians of Sodom” by Charles Busch, “The Book of Liz” by David and Amy Sedaris, “The House of Bernarda Alba” by Fredrico Garcia Lorca and “The Year of Magical Thinking” by Joan Didion. For more information or to make your reservation, please call 612-125-9114 Monday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. or e-mailcindycrane090@gmail.com. Admission is free; duration is one hour plus.

LOOKING AHEAD

March 15, jazz performance: Khnemu Jazz Ensemble — with singer Sheft-hat Khnemu Ra,  guitarrist Darío Norzagaray and guests — performs at 8 p.m. at Trocadero restaurant, Morelos 965 between Revolución and Madero. For reservations, call 123-2967; for information, call 612-151-2481.

May 1 in Cabo San Lucas, boat show begins: The fourth annual Cabo Marine Show begins at the IGY Cabo San Lucas Marina and the Wyndham Cabo San Lucas hotel (located Blvd. Marina s/n, Lots 9 & 10, downtown Cabo San Lucas). For details, visit the website at cabomarineshow.com. For information on sponsorship, booth pricing and fees for in-water exhibitors, e-mail info@maaseventos.com. Facebook page iswww.facebook.com/CaboMarineShow

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 find the current edition of this excellent publication, published in Spanish, online athttp://issuu.com/disenoisc/docs/acbcsdicenero. You may also be able to pick up a copy at a tourism office or cultural centre.

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