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The week started off with a gush of wind, blowing sand into each and every crevice in town. We’ve all but gotten sand out of parts unknown, and patio chairs are back in place, so it’s time for the Weekend Rundown.
April 12th & 13th Puerto Peñasco has been selected this year as one of the hosts of the 3rd International Desert Film Festival, with invited country Bosnia and Herzogovina. There will be FREE screenings Fri. (12th) and Sat. (13th) at the Municipal Auditorium, closing out Saturday night at CitiCinemas.
Children’s functions will open up each day of the Festival, Friday at 10 a.m., and Saturday at 11 a.m., with films showing throughout the afternoon and into the evening. The official inauguration of the two day fest, led by Peñasco mayor Prof. Gerardo Figueroa Zazueta, is on Friday evening (4/12), 7 p.m. at the Municipal Auditorium (across from City Hall) though there are functions earlier in the day. Saturday, from 5 p.m. – 6 p.m. there will also be a Jazz presentation as the Fest transitions from the auditorium over to CitiCinemas.
April 11 – 14 CBSC Fishing Derby (Phase II)
April 13th – 14th Camino del Padre Kino: Camping at El Pinacate (Group limited to 150..last we heard there were only a few spots left).
Pinacate! Hours for the Visitors Center and Pinacate entrance are 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., and recommendations are for morning visitors to stop by the Visitors Center first (with its newly installed museum pieces) and take in their interpretative trails and spectacular views over ancient lava flows. Then, continue along with a visit to the Pinacate craters (entry pass is valid for both spots). Cost $50 pesos visitors, $25 pesos Peñasco residents.
Movies! www.citicinemas.com Select city, and once in Puerto Peñasco select “cartelera” (movie times) *subject to change*. Sub = subtitled (generally with Spanish subtitles) Dob = Dubbed in Spanish. INTERNATIONAL DESERT FILM FEST SATURDAY screenings (4/13) starting with Jazz concert 5 – 6 p.m.
CEDO! The Intercultural Center for the Study of Deserts and Oceans in Las Conchas offers unique ways to explore the desert and Sea of Cortez with ecotours like kayaking, a tour through the Morua estuary, and tidepool tours.
April 20 Funkalicious Volleyball in front of Las Palomas, Mermaid’s Arts Market at Shrimp Plaza, Castaways Foundation children’s event and Gala dinner DIF fundraiser
April 26 Thunder on the Beach Poker Run – Open to any 4 x 4 vehicles For more info contact Tim Jones 602-763-4635 www.thunderonthebeach.mx
April 26 Cine Club Primera Toma, A.C. and Rocky Point 360 present a 2nd Day with a Director (more info coming soon!)
April 27 Thunder on the Beach Desert Race (by the Reef) Free admission! Races starting at 9 a.m., and 1 p.m.
April 27 JJ’s One club Open
April 27 – 28 Arizona MultiHull Fleet 42 Sailing “Cinco de Mayo” – Playa Bonita R.V. Park, Rocky Point, Mexico.
April 30 – Children’s Day
May 1 Labor Day in Mexico (bank holiday)
May 3 – 5 El Golfo Run (Contact the Rocky Point Times for info and to sign up)
May 3 – 5 Rocky Point Riders Beach Biker Fest (did someone say Spring bike rally?)
May 4 Mariachi and Tequila Fest
May 10 – Mother’s Day in Mexico
May 15 – 19 Uniting Nations Cup at Peninsula course of Mayan Palace
May 18 Tequila 125 Off Road racing (SADR)
May 25 Sonoran Resorts 2nd Las Vegas Charity Night!
June 1 Día de la Marina
Roger Clyne and the Peacemakers Circus Mexicus XXII June 6 – 9, 2013
Father’s Day weekend – Fishing Tournament!
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