In addition to the Oscar Gomez concert in the Angela Peralta Theater and the semi-professional play reading (in English) in the Center for the Arts, both already noted in the Pacific Pearl's cultural calendar, two big free events_are happening Tuesday (Nov. 15) evening in and around the Plazuela Machado
First off, the Canadian artist Peter von Tiesenhausen will begin to create a mammoth ice sculpture that he figures will take him six hours to complete. So any time between 5:00 and 11:00 p.m. you can wander past the end of the Machado closest to the Center for the Arts (in front of Fish Taco and _Pedro y Lola's) and watch Peter__s creation come to life. The sculptor is here as Grand Prairie, Alberta, Canada__s contribution to the Mazatlan Cultural Festival. Grand Prairie is Mazatlan__s newest sister city.
Then, after checking out the sculpture-in-progress, you can stroll one block up Heriberto Frias (the arches side of the plazuela) towards Angel Flores to the Casa Haas, to take in a big free jam session. This event, which is supposed to start at 8:00 p.m., is being offered by Julio Recinos, leader of the False Cuban Band, to celebrate the anniversary of his radio show, Club de Jazz. The program airs Sundays on Radio Cultura. 90.5 FM. Julia says Ken Wood, Malamecha and other musicos will participate in the jazz blast-out And he is extending a special invitation to the American and Canadian people in Mazatlan. Remember, like the ice sculpture, it__s free.
By the way, the Casa Haas is destined to become the city__s Carnaval Museum. But until the organizers get that set up, the mansion is serving as a temporary studio for Danza Ballet de Mazatlan, our new professional ballet company, and for a variety of worthy events.