Getting to Know David Gee and Kat Simmons

Playa Mazatlan Beach Hotel’s Playapalooza music and comedy festival is in full swing and scheduled to keep on rock all the way through 2016. Don’t worry if you have already missed out on an act or two, there is still plenty to see. Comedians David Gee and Kat Simmons will be playing to crowds at the Venados Show Room on November 15th. It is not too late to get your tickets! In addition to hours of comedy, a ticket will also give you access to an open bar, and all you can eat buffet from 6:00-9:00 PM. Food, drinks, and entertainment, what could be better than that!

Kat Simmons

Kat Simmons has been delighting comedy enthusiast around the globe for over 27 years. She has been featured on the Comedy Channel, Candid Camera, Fox’s Comedy Tonight, and Catch a Rising Star. Kat Simmons considers herself an inspirational humorist. Her uproarious brand of comedy blends inspiration and humor making her a perfect entertainer for a fun night out. Simmons engages audiences and brings them into her performance. Every set is personal and different because of her focus on audience participation. Her performances are also clean and family friendly, so feel free to bring out the kids!

David Gee

David Gee is a veteran comic who has spends the majority of every year touring at casinos, convention centers, and comedy clubs around America. His big break came when he started performing in the Las Vegas variety revue entitled “Playboy’s Girls of Rock n’ Roll.” He became an instant star. In fact, Gee was honored as the “Best Comedian in a Production Show,” an unprecedented three years in a row by the Las Vegas Review Journal for his performance. His resume grew even more impressive after he spend several years emceeing at the legendary Hollywood Improv.

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venadospretemporadaToday at 9:00 am started in the field of Teodoro Mariscal Stadium preseason for the baseball team Venados of Mazatlan (Mazatlan Deers) who will soon be participating in the Mexican Pacific League 2015-2016.

The Mexican Pacific League (LMP) is a professional baseball league where the highest level championship is played during the winter in Mexico. The regular season takes place between the months of October and December, leaving the month of January for the play-offs. Note that the champion team representing Mexico in the Caribbean Series to be held in the month of February with teams like Cuba, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic and Venezuela.

During this season, the team Venados of Mazatlan (Mazatlan Deers), led by its manager Miguel Ojeda, should make an excellent training and teamwork to raise their level of competence and get the title of Season 2015-2016 of the Mexican Pacific League.

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Good expectations is growing for the next winter season is about to begin since Mazatlan is positioned within the Mexican destinations with better deals on price and security, this was announced by Gaspar Pruneda, Vice President of the Association of Hotels and Tourism Companies Mazatlan.

The promotional work that has been conducted in the United States and Canada is showing good results such as airlines begin early the connecting flights, as the level of reservations is positive. Likewise, the devaluation of the peso against the dollar is a plus for Americans and for the port as it can compete against American destinations with more affordable prices.

Note that in recent days a delegation of Mazatlan headed by the Secretary of Tourism, Francisco Cordova Celaya, made a promotional tour in cities across the United States and Canada, such as Calgary, Edmonton, Vancouver, Winnipeg, among others, increasingly positioning Mazatlan as a beach, cultural, safe and familiar destination.


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Playapalooza comes to Mazatlan

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Lollapalooza is one of the most iconic and historical music festivals in America. It originated in 1991 as a farewell tour for the band Jane’s Addiction. It features music from almost every popular genre in the country, including EDM, hip hop, punk rock, and alternative rock.


Unlike most music festivals which remain in one single location, Lollapalooza toured the nation. From 1997-2004 the festival saw a decline in popularity, and was unfortunately held only once. In 2005, it became a one weekend event held at Grant Park, in Chicago. Since the move to become a single weekend, destination event, Lollapalooza has regained its status as one of the most important music festivals in the world.

Hotel Playa Mazatlán Beach Hotel is bringing the enthusiasm, energy, and entertainment of Lollapalooza to the Venados Showroom with Playapalooza.

The Venados Showroom is Hotel Playa’s very own Las Vegas style showroom nestled right here in the heart of Mazatlán.

Hotel Playa will not just be bringing musical entertainment to Playapalooza. Comedians from across the globe will be flown in to entertain and delight the guests of Hotel Playa, and the residents of Mazatlán alike. Musical performances include sets by Los Humans, The Pink Power Band, and The Headpins. Acts will include original performance, and tribute shows. Comedy acts are headlined by names like David Gee, Kat Simmons, Ritch Shydner, and Maureen Langan.


Entertainment won’t be the only thing available at Playapalooza. Tickets to each performance include access to an open bar, and all you can eat buffet from the hours of 6:00-9:00 PM. Events run all the way through March of 2016, so start setting your calendars now, you aren’t going to want to miss a thing!

Come out to the Venados Showroom for Playapalooza, and enjoy good food, great drinks, and incredible entertainment!

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The maximum party of the port is to start so the Institute of Culture, Tourism and Art of Mazatlan officially launched Calls for the reigns of the International Mazatlan’s Carnival 2016.

At a press conference the Director of the Institute Raul Rico Gonzalez, indicated that all candidates will have as the deadline to register on Tuesday November 17 and called to compete in good terms for the crown.

Aspiring Candidates Mazatlan Carnival

  • Being born in Mazatlan or have a minimum residency of three years in this city.
  • Single.
  • Not having been mothers, married, not pregnant and have between 17 and 25 years to the day of the election.

Later, the Institute will realize a casting to select between 6 and 12 candidates for Queen of Carnival and Queen of the Floral Games, which will be presented on Thursday 19 November at 18:30 in the Angela Peralta Theater.

The choice of the Queens will take place on Saturday January 16 at the Angela Peralta Theater, where through a contest a jury will value the beauty and criteria of the candidates.

Also aspiring Queen Children must be aged between 7-12 years, they will be presented along with the candidates for King of Happiness on Thursday November 19. In both cases the election shall be by economic vote and the minimum amount to gather to not be disqualified will be $50,000 mexican pesos.

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As part of its 35th Anniversary which will soon be celebrating, Mazatlan Aquarium prepares great promotions and surprises for all visitors in return for their loyalty and preference; this was announced by its CEO, Jorge Gomez Llanos.

According to data obtained from a study realized in the enclosure, the counselors of Mazatlan Aquarium agreed to encourage the public of Mazatlan to visit its facilities, as only 2% of visitors live in this beautiful port; by which Aquarium will celebrate in a big way by giving free entry to all children who come accompanied by an adult, who will have to verify with his identification that lives in Mazatlan (for every adult who pays his ticket, enter a child completely free).


This promotion will run the rest of September and the entire month of October.

So now you know, celebrate with Mazatlan Aquarium its 35th Anniversary!

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Hotel Playa Mazatlan Beach Hotel’s ongoing Playapalooza music and Comedy Festival is in full swing. The Venados showroom has been rocking. Incredible music and comedy performances have been delighting hotel guests and residents of Mazatlan alike. The celebration is about to reach a whole new level.

On Friday, September the 18th, Los Humans will be playing Mexican Rock N’ Roll in the Venados showroom to celebrate Mexican Independence. It is going to be a night like no other. Come enjoy a night of food, drinks, music, and national pride.


Los Humans

loshumanLos Humans combines the unparalleled talents of singer/bass player Hugo Gonzalez, heaving hitting drummer Javo Ortega, songwriter Juanjo Ruiz, and talented guitar player “Panchito” Lizarraga. The unique and individual skills of each band member have been seamlessly brought together through endless hours of rehearsal at an old glove factory turned rehearsal studio titled “ASILO 3.” The Los Humans style combines heart pounding rock n’roll with unparalleled skill and passion. Their songs are evocative, hard hitting and transporting. As natives of Mexico, Los Humans are extremely excited to rock the night away celebrating Mexican Independence.

Celebrating Mexican Independence

cry_independenceSeptember 16th, or Grito de Dolores is Mexican Independence Day. It was first celebrated in 1825, and has been one of the most important days on the Mexican calendar ever since. The Grito or “cry” was proclaimed by Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla. Hidalgo was involved in plans for revolt against the Spanish colonial government which held control of Mexico. On September 16th, 1810, Hidalgo addressed a gathering in front of a church near Guanajuato, calling them to revolution. The Siege of Guanajuato began 4 days later, marking the first battle of the Mexican War for Independence.

Hotel Playa Mazatlan Beach Hotel and Los Humans, honor Hidalgo, and all the brave souls who lost their life in battle.

Come out on September 18th to celebrate Mexican Independence!

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The Secretary of Tourism of Sinaloa, Francisco Cordova Celaya, reported that during the next weekend as part of the Strategy for the International Promotion of Mazatlan for the winter season 2015-2016, the tourism and hotel industry with the Secretary of State, will undertake promotional activities, twinning, activations, seminars and organization and participation in Trade Shows in the cities of Los Angeles, California and Vancouver, Canada.

As well as confirming the coverage of major broadcast networks like Telemundo and radio channels, the Secretary announced that in Vancouver will be held meetings with more than 100 wholesalers, where it will work in conjunction with authorities of the state of Durango and the Promotion Tourism Board of Mexico (CPTM).


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carlosfelton_goldenzoneYesterday morning, the Mayor of Mazatlan, Carlos Felton Gonzalez, accompanied by the Secretary of Tourism of Sinaloa, Francisco Cordova Celaya, had started the second phase of the Project of Regeneration and Improvement of the Urban and Tourism Image of the Golden Zone, which will invest 15 million.

During his speech the Mayor thanked the support given by the Ministry of Tourism of the State to rescue one of the most emblematic places and Mazatlan and mentioned that they have more projects in door, “more good things come to Mazatlan.”

This work includes the ordering of Rafael Buelna Avenue which will be expanded to four lanes, will be modified the roundabout located in front of the Valentinos, there will be realized the regeneration of sidewalks and installation of furniture and lighting.


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With an attractive billboard and with the mission to bring to the local public to other cultures and visions of the world, the International Independent Film Festival “CINESEPTIEMBRE 2015″ is back in Mazatlan celebrating its eighth edition.

From 17 to 23 September the brothers Roberto and Sabrina de los Santos with the logistic support of the Institute of Culture, Tourism and Art of Mazatlan will bring to you a cinematographic offer of great quality, since more than a thousand registered works (all are they worthy of being displayed) through a committed and exhaustive selection were chosen which will comprise the Official Selection of Cineseptiembre Film Fest.

Completely free, CINESEPTIEMBRE 2015 will be exhibited in venues such as Casa Haas Museum, Archaeological Museum of Mazatlan, Plazuela Machado, Angela Peralta Theater, Venustiano Carranza street next to the Museum of Art.

We look forward to your visit!

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