rozinlapaz is on holiday

Welcome to rozinlapaz.com — information on arts and cultural events in La Paz, BCS, México. It’s summertime, which means there will be no updates to this arts and cultural events calendar until the end of October 2016. During this break, I’ll post some event highlights on my Facebook page, Rozinlapaz. The full URL of that page is https://www.facebook.com/rozinlapaz?ref=hl.

You can still find useful information on rozinlapaz.com. Go to the Venues page for directions to event venues. The Ongoing Activities page is a directory of ongoing and repeating arts and cultural activities around La Paz (for example, regularly scheduled drawing workshops, live music venues, Spanish schools and movie theatres are listed here). The Links page points you to other English-language sites and sources of information about La Paz and Baja California Sur. The website’s  Features archives have several stories from past years about artists and musicians.

I welcome your feedback. You can reach me by e-mail with your comments, corrections and calendar additions at rozinlapaz@yahoo.com or through the Rozinlapaz page on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/rozinlapaz.

CONTINUING: last updated May 1, 2016

Centro Cultural La Paz: The old city hall on 16 de Septiembre at the corner of Belisario Dominguez is a venue for art exhibitions, theatre performances, films and other cultural events. Posted hours for Centro Cultural La Paz: Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.. Phone number is (612) 122-0065. E-mail address is centroculturallapaz@live.com and Facebook page is http://www.facebook.com/centro.c.lapaz?ref=ts&fref=ts. The collective photography exhibition Hombre, Naturaleza y Cultura (man, nature and culture) is on permanent display in the CÓDEX Península salon. The photo and video exhibition highlights the special characteristics that make up the cultural identity of Baja California Sur. Text is in English and Spanish. Admission is free.

Centro Cultural Roger de Conynck: There are exhibitions, French classes and special events at the cultural centre of Alianza Francesa on Gómez Farias 525 between República and Guerrero. Visiting hours: Monday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 5 to 9 p.m.; Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.. Phone number is 612-122-2888 or 612-122-1514. Website is http://www.alianzafrancesa.org.mx/La-Paz. Check with the centre for up-to-date information.

Centro de Artes, Tradiciones y Culturas Populares del Estado: You will find exhibitions and some special events at the state’s Centre for Arts, Traditions and Popular Culture. Address is Francisco Madero and 5 de Mayo, across the street from Jardín Velasco. Centre hours: Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. and weekends 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Check with the centre for up-to-date information.

Escuela de Música del Estado: The state music school is at 1055 Morelos on the corner of Marcelo Rubio. It’s a major site of concerts at the Sala de Conciertos and student rehearsals, which are open to the public. Spring schedule for student rehearsals: Tuesdays and Thursdays at at 6 p.m. in the Sala de Conciertos La Paz. Check with the school for more up-to-date information.The school’s phone number is (612) 125-55-19 and the e-mail address is serv_escolares@escuelademusicabcs.com The office is open 9 a.m. to noon and 4 to 7 p.m. (best to call to confirm there’s been no change).

Galería de Arte Carlos Olachea: Exhibits change monthly at this major gallery, which is next to Teatro de la Ciudad at Unidad Cultural, Navarro and Héroes de Independencia. Admission is free. Phone number: 122-9196. Hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and weekends 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Also check out the vestibule of Teatro de la Ciudad for other changing exhibits.

Public archives: Documents and photographs about the history of Baja California Sur are on display at the public archives, Archivo Histórico Pablo L. Martínez. Hours are from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.. The archives is on Ignacio Manuel Altamirano between Miguel L. de Legaspi and Héroes de Independencia. Admission is free. Check with the archives for up-to-date information.

Se Habla La Paz language school: The language school has weekly cultural talks Tuesdays 1:15 to 2 p.m. in simple Spanish. Topics for June: June 7, Los Muralistas de México (The Mexican Muralists); June 14, Mitos Mexicanos (The Myths of Mexico); June 21, La Lucha Libre de México; June 28, Los Estatúes del Malecon (The Statues of the Malecon). There are handouts available for each presentation. Admission is free. The school is at Francisco Madero #540, between República and Guerrero. Check with the school for more up-to-date information. Call 122-7763 or e-mail info@sehablalapaz.com.

Visit the Venues page of this website: There are several other places around La Paz that feature concerts and/or exhibitions. On the Venues page, for example, you will find contact information for La Morante Art Bar, Galería de Arte Tonantzin, Museo de la Ballena (whale museum), Museo Regional de Antropología e Historia (anthropology museum), Teatro de la Ciudad and Teatro Juárez.

SUNDAY, JUNE 5

Half-marathon: The third annual PazLove half-marathon starts at 7 a.m. on the Malecón. There are categories for different ages and distances. The event is sponsored by PazLove Baja Lifestyle Magazine. For more information, try the magazine’s Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/PazloveBajaLifestyleMagazine.

FRIDAY, SEPT. 16

Mexican Independence Day: Día de la Independencia is a national holiday in Mexico to mark the start of the 1810 revolt against the Spaniards. The day is celebrated with parades, fireworks, fiestas, food, dance and music. On the night of Sept. 15, Mexicans re-enact El Grito de Dolores (the cry of independence), shouted out in 1810 in the town of Dolores, Guanajuato, by Miguel Hidalgo, a leader in the nation’s fight for independence. Banks, government offices and many businesses are closed today.

SUNDAY, OCT. 30

Daylight Savings Time ends in La Paz: It’s “Spring forward, fall back,” so enjoy an extra hour of sleep as the clock rolls back from 2 a.m. to 1 a.m. this morning in most parts of Mexico. Most of the U.S. and Canada, along with Mexican communities that border the U.S., change their clocks one week later on Sunday, Nov. 6.