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With the month of May beginning to wind down, temperatures in Puerto Peñaso are hovering around the low to mid 80s, the sea is once again calm, and we’re ready for summer! As we enter June, Puerto Peñasco will set its eyes to sea in honoring Día de la Marina (June 1st) and then we’re headed toward elections (June 7th). Following a particularly busy Memorial Day weekend, and a month of some crazy wind, we welcome the change in pace…for a week or so…right before the city welcomes Roger Clyne & the Peacemakers XXIV Circus Mexicus! Let’s run down the weekend and plan to take in some tunes over the sea – don’t miss troprocker Brittany Kingery on Sunday @ Beach Bum!
Getting to and around town
– Road work in front of City Hall is moving along quickly with the recent opening up of Blvd. Juarez and Calle Luis Encinas (near movie theater) toward the Old Port.
– Movement has begun just north of town at the “intersection” of the Sonoyta-Peñasco Highway and turn off toward Laguna del Mar/Laguna Shores and Mayan Palace. Work in this area is focusing on an overpass to help increase safety along this stretch.
– Part of Blvd. Juarez when coming into town is OPEN. Remain alert at stop light as traffic is now more active at that intersection and that particular spot has seen better days (linking Blvd. Juarez to Blvd. Josefa Ortiz and Blvd. Samuel Ocaña).
Thursday night Salsa @ Southside Jillz with Agua de Coco! 9:30 p.m.
Latin Thursdays @ Mi Casa Nueva (intersection of No Reelección & Calle Luis Encinas [on way toward Sandy Beach from baseball stadium]) – presented by John “Shotcaller” Monteiro
Paella nights (Thursday) @ El Tapeo Wine Bar – Laos Mar Best Western (next to Playa Bonita)
Hijos de Mauricio @ Beach Bum – Latin Rock and salsa
Grupo Rojo @ El Tapeo Wine Bar (Laos Mar/Best Western) – Spanish & English acoustic rock
La Merca @ Wrecked
BooBoys @ BooBar on the malecón
Agua de Coco at the bungalow of Bella Sirena (open to public) 3 – 6 p.m., and then later catch them at Banditos 9:30 to midnight
Hijos de Mauricio @ Beach Bum
La Merca @ Wrecked
BooBoys @ BooBar on the malecón
Tiburones Baseball: May 28th final game in series against Hermosillo June 2nd – 4th vs. San Quintin, June 16th – 18th vs. Mexicali, June 19th – 21st vs. Tijuana, June 30th – July 2nd vs. Rosarito games start around 7 p.m. 45 pesos
June 1st – Día de la Marina – commemorative honors begin @ malecón 9 a.m., boats out to sea around 11:30 a.m.
Of interest around town: June 8th – 13th Utah Rotary District 5420 District Conference in Puerto Peñasco! Utahrotary.org
June 5th – 6th Destiny Dance Academy – New York New York – summer show! Pre-sale 90 pesos /100 pesos @ the door June 5th @ 8 p.m. June 6th @ 7 p.m. Municipal Auditorium
June 6th – Playbacks Night @ Puerto Peñasco Expo Convention Center * red carpet 5 – 7 p.m. * show @ 7 p.m. 60 pesos
* June 7th * Election day in Mexico (note – dry law in effect all day – no alcohol sales starting at midnight)
June 11th – 14th RCPM Circus Mexicus! 2015 Circus Mexicus Line Up
June 12th – @ Beach Bum on the malecón 1:30 p.m Doll Skin “rock chick band” 3 p.m. Moxy & the Influence “high energy rock & roll”
June 13th – Over the Line Softball Info – contact John Fowler 620-840-1528 OTL Fall coming October 24
June 13th – Mermaids Market Summer session @ Sonoran Spa Lobby 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
June 13th – Happy 5th Anniversary to Aló magazine! Rock Tribute @ El Tapeo Wine Bar 9 p.m. with proceeds from tickets to benefit Academia de Música de Puerto Peñasco
June 14th – Charity Rubber Ducky Race – fundraiser for Adopt a Classroom Info and to become a ducky sponsor, contact Barb at: Mex: 383-4963 Cel: 044 638-114-2406 US: 602-324-9529 firstname.lastname@example.org
June 14th – 80KM Bike Race from City Hall to Pinacate Visitors Center departs 7:30 a.m. from in front of City Hall – mountan bikes, racing bikes, all welcome (bring a helmet!) XIV Bike Race celebrating World Environment Day & Pinacate Biosphere Reserve
June 19th – David Aguilar en concierto @ ITSPP auditorium 8 p.m. 150 pesos
CEDO Wet Feet Camp (English) June 11th – 15th / Bilingual Camp July 2nd – 6th Info: cedointercultural.org Sign up or help sponsor a scholarship for local kids! Info & Registration: http://www.cedointercultural.org/content/view/105/104/lang,en/
4th of July! – 4th Annual Sonoran Resorts Las Vegas Night for Charity Tickets available beginning May 10th: by calling the Sonoran Resorts sales office at (from the U.S.): 602-476-7511; or from Mexico: 638-382-8187; Email Director of Sales and Marketing, Jim Ringquist at email@example.com.
EcoFun Rentals: firstname.lastname@example.org This weekend: sunset trips depart from docks @ 6 p.m. Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday plus Trips to Bird Island (Isla San Jorge) Saturday, May 30th & Sunday, May 31st departure @ 6:30 a.m. *BUCKET LIST ITEM FOR SURE* Visit their offices inside Baja Cantina hotel in the Mirador
NaturArte EcoTours of the Intercultural Center for the Study of Deserts and Oceans – See the CEDO Events Calendar for more info. Be sure to email them early to reserve your spot!
Free Natural History Talks @ CEDO: Tuesdays 2 p.m. (English) 4 p.m. (Español) & Saturdays 2 p.m. (Español) 4 p.m. (English)
Pinacate Schuk Toak Visitors Center of the Pinacate and Grand Desert of Altar Biosphere Reserve –The self-sustaining Visitors Center of the UNESCO World Heritage Site Pinacate Biosphere Reserve offers ample parking, AC, informative museum, and terrific AV hall showing videos about this expansive, magical, wondrous area filled with moving dunes, ancient lava flows, and maar craters. Km. 52 Carretera Federal Sonoyta – Puerto Peñasco
Biology Station Tel: (638) 383-1433 y 105 80 16 Schuk Toak Visitors Center Tel: (638) 108-0011 E-mail: email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org
8/8:30 p.m. on patio of Café Puerto Viejo in the Old Port – No cost, bring a chair
Car races – Sept. 25th – 26th Point to Point by Southern Arizona Desert Racing racesadr.com
Hobie Cat Piñata Regatta – Oct. 10th – 11th (Fleet 66 & Fleet 514)
39th El Golfo Run w/Rocky Point Times – Oct. 24th – 25th EMAIL RESERVATIONS ONLY PLEASE. ROCKYPOINTTIMES@YAHOO.COM
Beach Volleyball! Nov. 7th Funkalicious Volleyball
15th Anniversary Rocky Point Rally™ – November 11th – 15th The Greatest Motorcycle Fiesta Just South of the Border! www.rockypointrally.com
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