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Tis the season! Navidad is here once again. Traditionally in Mexico families gather for large Christmas meals on Christmas Eve and into the wee hours of the morning. That’s hardly enough time for Santa to sneak through amidst the tamales, turkey, ponche (hot fruit punch), and buñuelos (pastries). What’s that noise across the sea? Well, it’s music streaming out of local hot spots, not to mention opera filling the local city auditorium. It’s just about time to wrap up the year, so let’s run down this holiday weekend! ¡Feliz Navidad, amigos!
December 26th – 27th Live Music @ Banditos
December 28th – Red Hat Ladies Luncheon Contact Brenda for more info: 638 382 8611 / (702) 239-2054
December 30th – WINTER OPERA GALA! 8 p.m. Municipal Auditorium Returning soprano Rocio Olalde joins tenor Héctor Palacio and pianist Inna Leytush for an evening of opera classics along with Mexican and Italian favorites. Tickets 400 pesos (approximately $25 US) Proceeds to further the arts programs and facilities of the local Casa de la Cultura Tickets and reservations at: Puerto Viejo Café in the Old Port and the Casa de la Cultura (across from City Hall)
CARVIN JONES in Puerto Peñasco
Jan 1 – 2 Beach Bum @ 3 p.m – 6 p.m.
January 2nd – Mermaids Arts Market @ Shrimp Park
January 2nd – Mark Mulligan @ Caribbean Parrot 5 p.m.
January 2nd – Harry Luge @ Banditos 9 p.m.
January 8th – Matt Farris – rising Nashville country singer – @ Tekila Bar 8 p.m. – 11 p.m.
January 9th – Second Annual Kings Day “Toy Run” – part of the Rocky Point Rally™ Meet up spot 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. on the Malecón in the Old Port – Toy “parade” departs at noon to head to spot for toy distribution. TOY COLLECTION SPOTS (now through Jan. 6th!): Playa Bonita Resort, Max’s Jewelry, Rocky Point 360, Tekila Bar, Beach Bum, and Southside Jillz
January 9th – Matt Farris “after Toy Run fiesta” @ Beach Bum 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
January 16th – Mermaids Arts Market @ Shrimp Park
Live Music Weekend @ Beach Bum!
January 15th & 16th – Chili Cook-offs @ Playa de Oro & Santa Claus Club Yard Sale
January 23rd – Rocky Point JAM! So, RCPM may not be doing January Jam this year but the music will be playing @ Banditos with the likes of The Black Moods, Whiskey’s Quicker, and Black Bottom Lighters!
COMING IN FEBRUARY!
February 13th & 14th – Steps of Love Charity Golf Tournament – A benefit weekend for Steps of Love supporting children’s shelters in Puerto Peñasco and Sonoyta. Charity Golf Tournament at The Links at Las Palomas Feb. 13th 9 a.m. shotgun start Info at: www.stepsoflove.org (480) 420-8141
Whale Watching Season just around the corner!
Eco Fun Rentals: firstname.lastname@example.org Sunset cruises. Trips to Bird Island. City Tours. Pinacate tours. Contact them via email or visit offices inside Baja Cantina hotel in the Mirador
Del Mar Charters with Captain Oscar – Local 383 2802 US: (520) 407-6054 www.delmarcharters.com email@example.com Check with Captain Oscar for other adventures including parasailing, fishing trips, etc. he’s got you covered on the water!
Peñasco Recreation Co. – city tours, adventures around Puerto Peñasco and beyond! Contact Russ Black to plan your next round of exploration – from the Tequila Factory to oyster farms, taco stand favorites, and back again! firstname.lastname@example.org www.penascorecreation.com
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)
Visit the Pinacate (UNESCO World Heritage Site)
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
CineMartes Tuesday Art Film Night 8 p.m. on patio of Café Puerto Viejo in the Old Port – No cost, bring a chair
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