ABOVE: Nicho Hinojosa, Lila Downs May 3 at La Paz founding festival
Welcome to Rozinlapaz – This website is devoted to arts and cultural happenings in La Paz, BCS, México. The listings on this page are updated as new information comes in, so check back often. 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.
La Paz has so many good musicians playing in bars and clubs around town, I can’t list them all on this website. However, on the LiveMusic page of this website, there is a directory of bars and restaurants that feature live music. And on my Rozinlapaz Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/rozinlapaz, I share musicians’ posts on their current club dates.
For directions on how to find event venues, go to the Venues page. The Ongoing Activities page is a directory of ongoing and repeating arts and cultural activities around La Paz (for example, regularly scheduled drawing and writing groups, live music venues, Spanish schools and movie theatres are listed here). The LiveMusic page is a directory of bars and restaurants that feature live music. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or through the Rozinlapaz page on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/rozinlapaz.
CONTINUING EVENTS: Art exhibitions and other continuing events are listed at the bottom of the page.
FRIDAY, APRIL 20
Beach volleyball tournament begins: The NORCECA beach volleyball continental tour is April 20–22 on sand courts along the Malecón near the kiosko. There are a dozen countries represented at the games, which are sponsored by The North and Central America and Caribbean sanctioning body for all types of volleyball. Here’s some background, from a 2017 article by Russ Ham in The Baja Citizen: “Beach volleyball is a specialized version of the indoor game. It is played barefoot in the sand by teams of two, rather than six, on a slightly smaller court (each side is 8 square meters rather than nine). Each set is played to a score of 21, or to 15 for the deciding set in best-of-three matches. No substitutions are allowed and no coaching can take place during the match. The teams swap sides after every 7 points (or in a deciding set, after every 5 points).” The game schedule is posted on the Facebook page of the Instituto Sudcaliforniano del Deporte at https://www.facebook.com/Instituto-Sudcaliforniano-del-Deporte-175148485896022/
Photography exhibition opens: An exhibition of photos by 10-year-old Verne Piñeda Castro is a tour of the city of La Paz “then and now”. The opening is 10 a.m. at Centro Cultural La Paz, 16 de Septiembre at the corner of Belisario Dominguez. Closing date is not known.
Original Fest LPZ: The festival features a dozen all-local bands playing a wide variety of music. The show is 6 p.m. to 1 a.m. at Marea La Paz, the beach at the foot of Calle Sinaloa. Musicians in the line-up: Yolyo, Normal, Divier, Armajeron, Kike Camacho, Ubaldo, Moho, Duna and Damiana Conde, Beliar, Soul Sister and Nepo. Advance tickets are on sale at The Bagel Shop, Belisario Dominguez between 5 de Mayo and Constitución. For more information about the festival, visit the Facebook page Original Fest LPZ.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 25
Jazz performance: Jazz 101performs a tribute to Dave Brubeck and Paul Desmond at 8:30 p.m. at El Centro Cultural Roger de Conyck, the French Cultural Centre on on Gomez Farias 525, between República and Guerrero. Musicians are Luis Daniel Fiol Castro (alto and soprano sax), Miguel Bañuelos Corona (flute), Gerardo Rodas Arellano (piano), José Dariel Geraldo Saiza (electric bass) and Isaim Rafael Murillo Amador (drums). Cost is 80 pesos. Wine and cheese served afterwards.
THURSDAY, APRIL 26
Calligraphy workshop: Gloria Emma Pavlovich leads this workshop from 9 a.m. to noon or from 5 to 8 p.m. at Hotel Catedral, Constitución between Revolución and Serdán. Cost is 950 pesos. For more information, contact Sandra Flores at 612-117-5677.
SATURDAY, APRIL 28
Padma Khandro performs: It’s a night of ukulele and song at 7 p.m. at Casa Cultural El Huevo, Calle Belisario Dominguez between 5 de Mayo and Constitución. She is a Mexican singer and composer with roots in cumbia and son Jarocho. She performs her songs with the ukulele. Sample her music on video by visiting her website at http://www.padmakhandro.com/videos.html. Wine, bread and cheese will be served.
SUNDAY, APRIL 29
Piano concert: Katrina Angela Zanevsky (Ekaterina Gumenyuk), winner of 33 international competitions, performs at 7 p.m. at Baja Music and Piano Studio, Melitón Albañez #1730 between Ocampo and Degollado. Cocktails and tapas will be served. Admission is $150 pesos. For information, call 125-0465.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 2
Exhibition and sale of hand-painted crafts: “Arte para Mamá” offers hand-painted accessories By G Pintado a Mano from 5 to 8 p.m. at Centro Cultural La Paz, 16 de Septiembre at Belisario Dominguez. Designs are by local artists Laura and Gabriela Flores. Mother’s Day in Mexico is May 10.
THURSDAY, MAY 3: Fiestas de Fundación La Paz begins, continuing through May 5.
THURSDAY, MAY 3
La Paz Founding festival: Singers Nicho Hinojosa (10:15 p.m.) and Lila Downs (9:30 p.m.) are the star performers at the 483rd Aniversario de Fundación de La Paz, marking the founding of the city of La Paz. The venue is the Kiosko on the Malecón at the foot of 16 de Septiembre. Learn more about award-winning Mexican-American singer-songwriter Lila Downs and sample her music on her website at http://www.liladowns.com/?lang=en. You can hear several songs of Monterrey-born singer Nicho Hinojosa on YouTube.
FRIDAY, MAY 4
Gourmet food festival: “La Pazión por el Sabor”, the restaurant association CANIRAC’s gala gourmet food festival, begins at 7 p.m. at Playa Marea, at the foot of Calle Sinaloa. Featured performer is Mexican singer-songwriter Paty Cantú. The $800-peso ticket includes food from participating restaurants from Mulege to Cabo San Lucas and drink (wine, tequila and beer), as well as the music. If you buy your ticket from FANLAP’s children’s charity, $400 pesos will go to the FANLAP scholarship and learning centre fund. For more information and tickets, contact Judith Peterson at email@example.com or Susan Ross at firstname.lastname@example.org
La Paz Founding festival continues: Arrítmico performs at 8 p.m. The venue is the Kiosko on the Malecón at the foot of 16 de Septiembre. Festivities mark the 483rd Aniversario de Fundación de La Paz, marking the founding of the city of La Paz.
SATURDAY, MAY 5
La Paz Founding festival concludes: La China Sonidera performs at 9 p.m. The venue is the Kiosko on the Malecón at the foot of 16 de Septiembre. Festivities mark the 483rd Aniversario de Fundación de La Paz, marking the founding of the city of La Paz.
Opened April 26, collective art show: “Cabo 8 – Art in Motion” is an exhibition of work by eight artists from Lost Cabos at Galería de arte carlos olachea boucsiéguez, Antonio Navarro between Ignacio Manuel Altamirano and Héroes de Independencia, next door to Teatro de la Ciudad. Participating artists: Hugo Aguilar, Edgar Zamora, Fernando Nafarrate, Mamanchatte, Leo de Albarracín, Marco Bejarano, Alfredo Sosa and Enrique Ortega. Admission is free. The show continues until April 28. From the artists: “Cabo 8 is more than a collective of creative minds, it is already a cultural movement that promotes and shares its vision in an introspective way to society….We do what we love and because we love what we do.”
Opened April 12, art show: Artist Anne Pivron’s art show, Imágenes Oníricas (dreamlike images), features a series of moons. It’s at Casa de Cultura del Estado de BCS, Calle Madero 825 between Salvatiera and Torre Iglesia. Closing date unknown.
Opened March 15, art show: Fusion, an exhibition of art work by Anne Pivron, is at the restaurant Nim, Revolución 1110 at the corner of Hidalgo. Closing date unknown.
Opened March 10, Collective photography exhibition: ”Nuestra Tierra” (our land) features work by 10 photographers. The show is at the café/gallery The Coffee House, Altamirano on the corner of 5 de Febrero, Local 11. Participating photographers: Andrés Meza, Iselda Cuevas, Diana Arcigas, Jorge Aguirre, Denise Núñez, Jorge Bengoa, Eduardo Lara, J.R. Fernández, Héctor Antuna and Omar Rodríguez. Closing date unknown.
Opened in March, photography exhibition: Mikel Archila Martínez’s photo show and installation, ¡No me olvides, por favor! (don’t forget me, please), is at Centro Cultural La Paz, 16 de Septiembre at the corner of Belisario Dominguez. Content is not appropriate for children. Closing date unknown.
Opened March 8, collective art show: “Desde Adentro”, an exhibition by women artists, is at El Faro coffee shop and art gallery, Navarro 511 between Ramirez and G.Prieto. Participating artists include Liliana Kleiner, Marcia María, Elizabeth Moreno, Socorro Paura, Gabriela Jiménez, Lissania Saskia. Closing date unknown.
Opened March 9, art show: Paisaje Mar y Color, an exhibition of work by artist Mario Fonseca, is at Casa de Cultura del Estado de BCS, Calle Madero #825 between Manuel Torre y Iglesias and Salvatierra. Closing date unknown.
Opened Feb. 9, wood sculpture show: A retrospective of work by wood sculptor Homero Martinez Chairez is at Galería de Arte Carlos Olachea. Entitled Desiertos Mares, it features old woods and new. Closing date unknown.
Opened Feb. 8, photography show: An exhibition of photos from La Paz’s past is in the “Galería La Pintada” at the Casa de Cultura del Estado de BCS, Calle Madero 825 between Salvatierra and Torre Iglesias. Title of the show is “La Paz en retrospectiva, una mirada al pasado” (La Paz in retrospect, a look at the past). Admission is free. For more information, call (612) 122 90 40. Closing date unknown.
Opened Feb. 8, photography show: “Salvajes” is the title of an exhibition of photos by Patricia Del Valle in the upstairs gallery of the Bagel Shop La Paz, Belisario Dominguez between 5 de Mayo and Constitución. The photographs are striking and beautiful. Closing date unknown.
Opened Feb. 8, art exhibition: A show of work by Fernando Arrabal is at Centro Cultural Roger de Conynk, the cultural centre of Alianza Francesa. The centre is on Gomez Farias 525, between República and Guerrero. Admission is free. Closing date unknown.
On permanent display, cultural display: The collective exhibition, “Hombre, 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.
CATCH BEFORE CLOSING
Below are exhibitions that opened awhile ago with no posted closing date or shows that may have been extended beyond their closing date. Check with the venue on whether the exhibition is still happening.
Opened in February, exhibition on corn: La Milpa Tiempo and Espacio Sagrados (the cycle of the cornfield and sacred space) is the title of this exhibition of grains of corn, texts about planting and harvesting, pieces of art and products. The exhibition shows the importance of corn to Mexico. The display is at the Centro de Artes, Tradiciones y Culturas Populares de BCS in the Antigua Casa de Gobierno, across the street from Jardín Velasco on Calle Madero between Independencia and 5 de Mayo. Scheduled closing date: March 31.
Opened Jan. 12, art show: An exhibition of paintings by Arturo Medillín at Galería Carlos Olachea, next door to Teatro de la Ciudad. Closing date unknown.
Opened Jan. 11, art show: Novum, a solo exhibition of printmaking and paintings by Daniel Amora, at NIM Restaurant, Calle Hidalgo on the corner of Revolución. Closing date unknown.
Opened in January, Mexican cinema through movie posters: An exhibition of posters from 1939 to 1992 is at Centro Cultural La Paz, 16 de Septiembre near the corner of Belisario Dominguez. Admission is free. Scheduled closing date was Feb. 7.
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