Let’s Jam! Rocky Point Weekend Rundown

banditosThis weekend’s rundown sponsored by Banditos

Warning! If you travel to Mexico, you may have the time of your life and find it somewhat challenging to return to the daily grind anywhere north of the border. kayak-penascoI say this as yes, it’s that time of year again when the US State Department updates information and advice on traveling to Mexico and here’s what they say specifically about Puerto Peñasco. “U.S. citizens visiting Puerto Peñasco should use the Lukeville, Arizona/Sonoyta, Sonora border crossing, and limit driving to daylight hours.” Note: the Lukeville/Sonoyta border crossing is open from 6 a.m. – midnight (yes, it closes at midnight on the dot…ask me about that travel story some time). The sun is rising these days around 7:30 a.m. and setting somewhere around 6 p.m. When traveling along the Sonoyta – Peñasco highway, DO keep an eye out for dips and small pot holes around KM 30 (just south of Sonoyta). Safe travels to you! Now, let’s see what’s up in Rocky Point! Oh yes, did we mention weekend temperatures in town are expected to hover around the low 70s during the day and mid-50s at night? Warning – wear sunscreen and drink lots…of water!

Frida-enero2016Thursdays – hey, it’s Paella night at El Tapeo Wine Bar

Jan. 21st – Teatro “Frida Kahlo ¡Viva la Vida!” 7:30 pm @ Municipal Auditorium 50 pesos / proceeds for the theater group TAIDE directed by Randy Vega

Jan. 22nd and every Friday! Craft Classes with Naomi @ SeaDebris 12 p.m. – 5 p.m. Information: mexiconaomi@gmail.com

Jan. 22nd – SAAAAAALSAAAA night @ Beach Bum with Hijos de Mauricio & Agua de Coco!!

Jan. 22nd – Roger Clyne @ Banditos 9 p.m. on the inside stage

January 23rd – Rocky Point JAM @ Banditos! $10 US cover at door  – things to get started around 7:30/8 pm Black Bottom Lighters – Roger Clyne – The Black Moods

Jan. 25 – Red Hat Ladies luncheon For info, contact Brenda 638 382 8611 or (701) 239-2054

YSF-5thMjrLge (14)Jan. 30th – Annual Major League Coaches’ Baseball Clinic – Youth Sports Foundation For information on donating sports equipment or helping out, please contact Rick Busa at 480-463-3412, 638-105-5250 or email rbusa1972@gmail.com. If you are in the Phoenix area, or anywhere else, and would like to help sponsor the baseball clinic, please contact Pete Hartmann at 602-705-5698.

Jan. 30th – The Annual Eddie Awards 6 p.m. @ Peñasco EXPO Convention Center – recognizing local and visiting artists and talent.   Nominations and voting open through Jan. 29th at Global Artefacts by Eddie Wharez – Puerto Peñasco – Rocky Point, Son., Mex.

COMING UP! ***NOTE***CHANGE IN “CARNAVAL” FESTIVAL DATES***

Feb 1 [Bank Holiday] in honor of Mexican Constitution Day (Feb 5)boobar-poker-run-poster

February 6th & 20th Mermaids Arts Market 10 am – 3 pm @ Shrimp Plaza   *Every 1st and 3rd Saturday now through April 16th*

February 8th – 2nd Annual BooBar 4 x 4 Poker Run Check with José @ Boo for more info and to sign up! Starting and ending point is at the Boo Feb 8th at 9am. T-shirts with route map!

Angler of the Year @ JJ’s Cantina – Phase I  February 12 – 14   Phase II  Oct. 21 – 23

February 13th – RioRoma en concierto @ Peñasco Expo Convention Center Tickets available at Convention Center Info: 638 382 8121

Amores Benefit Tournament FlierFebruary 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

February 20th – 8th Annual Cholla Bay Sportsmen’s Club Golf Tournament   8:30 a.m. $85 US Info @ JJ’s Cantina

February 26th – 27th Tequila 150 by Southern Arizona Desert Racing racesadr.com

February 26TH – 28TH ¡FIESTA VIVA PEÑASCO, CELEBRAR EL PUERTO! NOTE: Though Carnaval is traditionally celebrated just days before “Ash Wednesday” – or rather getting it all out before heading into Lent – this year’s festivities are making a move to allow for a little more planning, and perhaps a bit warmer weather …. So rather than Carnaval (just so we don’t get mixed up with the religous calendar), let’s just call it a grand fiesta set in a carnavalesque atmosphere. We’ll keep you updated as we’re able.

Still waiting for the whales!

Eco Fun Rentals: ecofunrentals@gmail.com   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 ChartersDel Mar Charters with Captain Oscar – Local 383 2802 US: (520) 407-6054   www.delmarcharters.com oscar@delmarcharters.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! mexicoruss@gmail.com www.penascorecreation.com

About Time of Pacifica Charters with Captain Adolfo Perez – cel: 638 386 4345 www.pacificacharters.com   reservations@PacificaCharters.com  Facebook: Captain Adolfo Perez

Adventure with CEDO

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-44Visit 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: pinacate@conanp.gob.mx; fgodinez@conanp.gob.mx

CineMartes Tuesday Art Film Night

8 p.m. on patio of Café Puerto Viejo in the Old Port – No cost, bring a chair

Save the dates!

March

CBSC Game Night

SPRING BREAK SEASON March 5th-12th (ASU) March 13th – 19th (UA / NAU)

SEMANA SANTA holiday break March 20th – April 2nd [Easter – April 27th]

April

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2nd – Mermaid & Pirate Extravaganza at the Mermaids Arts Market!

2nd – Over the Line Softball (info @ JJ’s Cantina) upcoming dates June 11 and Oct. 22

rockypointtri-april20169th – CBSC Horseshoe Tournament

9th – JJ’s 1 Club Open  (upcoming date Oct. 15)

23rd – Jazz Festival

30th – Rocky Point Triathlon @ Las Palomas

30th – May 1st – Hobie Cat Cinco de Mayo Regatta

May

7th – JJ’s Chili Cookoff event + Garage Sale

June

CIRCUS MEXICUS – June 9th – 12th

Rocky Point Times 40th El Golfo Run June 3rd – 5th

Hobie16-03-Green-page-001October

Hobie Cat Rocky Point Challenge – Oct 8th & 9th

2016 Hobie 16/18 NORTH AMERICAN CHAMPIONSHIP – Oct. 10th – 14th

November

16th Annual Rocky Point Rally! Nov. 10th – 13th

If you have information you’d like to add, please let us know at info@rockypoint360.com Office: 383 1804, cell:  638 380 8849, or from the US: 480-282-4226   For weekend rundown announcements, please get them to us one week in advance (preferably)…though the earlier the better!  Don’t forget to subscribe to RockyPoint360.com to get all our articles and announcements and/or Like us on Facebook at Rocky Point 360

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