Culture

Carnaval – A fiesta for the body!

By MoKa Hammeken February is a month filled with festivities. From the moment it starts there’s one celebration after another, yet definitely the most anticipated one (despite the lovers and desire for flowers, chocolate and other signs of affection) is Carnaval and its pernicious pleasures. Lights, colors, crowds, parade floats and fiesta, mucha fiesta! In many parts […]

Vive la Fiesta! Puerto Peñasco 2012 Carnaval Feb. 17 – 21

It’s almost time for feathers, masks, and colorful floats parading down the middle of Blvd. Benito Juarez. Rocky Point is preparing for it’s 2012 Carnaval!  This year’s VIVE LA FIESTA!  Live the Fiesta!!  Carnaval activities will take place from Feb. 17 – 21 and include various artistic performances by the likes of Grupo Laberinto, Adán Romero, Chico Elizalde, Banda Sierreño “La […]

The magnificent 14th of February!! Did you know….?

By MoKa Hammeken There are hearts everywhere you go, roses bursting to and fro, people stirring up sweetness and chocolate flooding the streets. Here in Mexico, February 14th is not solely known as Valentine’s Day among lovers but as the “Day of Love and Friendship” (Dia del Amor y de la Amistad). People seem to be […]

A Mayan Love Story

A young Mayan princess who was promised to a prince from another kingdom found herself in love with another man, a young warrior. When her father found out about the clandestine affair, he wanted to have the warrior killed but the princess begged for his life. The King decided instead to turn the warrior into a […]

Film Workshop 18 feb – 31 marzo

There will be a 7 week Film Workshop (in Spanish) on Saturdays beginning Feb. 18 through March 31, sponsored by the local Primera Toma (First Take) Film Club. Topics to include: introduction to the seventh artform, aesthetics, audiovisual language, film, production, characters, the making of short-films, and projection. Cost: $100 pesos registration + 1000 pesos for […]

Mexican Moonshine

A weekend with RCPM in Rocky Point Part II Our “weekend with Mexican Moonshine and RCPM” wasn’t just about Saturday night at JJ’s Cantina in Cholla Bay. It all started on Thursday evening, Jan. 26, when RCPM and Mexican Moonshine promoters Greg, Dan, and Keara brought the band to Latitude 31 in town where owners Mike […]

RCPM: January Jam

A weekend with RCPM in Rocky Point Part I Roger Clyne describes his Mexican Moonshine tequila, Reposado and now Silver, as having a “glow”, a term used by aficionados of the agave nectar. Yet, it is more than clear that the Mexican Moonshine glow expands beyond the carefully crafted bottles (perfect size for attaching a CD below) […]

Chef Mickey’s Cooking Classes to resume Jan. 21

Not being what you would call an expert in the kichen myself, though I can make a mean guacamole with my husband’s recipe, I was pleased to learn that Chef Mickey will be starting up his Saturday Cooking Classes again on Jan. 21.  For those who have followed Mickey around town over the past few […]

and for lunch… tortas!

The other day, after running around all morning we decided to search out a simple lunch spot so we could eat, run, and get on our way. We thought about two or three of our regular selections, and finally decided to try out a new spot…which brought us to El Infiernillo Toluca style Tortas. This […]

RCPM headed to Rocky Point!

Ok, I’ll admit it. Though I’ve enjoyed bits of their music streaming out of Puerto Peñasco drinking holes for at least the past ten years, I have never been to one of the local Roger Clyne and the Peacemakers concerts. Gasp! I know, I know…   When some friends of ours had a little spot called “Around ‘d Corner” down […]

A New Year’s Ponche!

Looking for a tasty hot drink to help ring in the New Year?  Try out this traditional Mexican ponche recipe. You’ll find many of the ingredients at local Fruterías y Verdurías (like the new spot of the Sinaloan Fruit shop on Blvd. Sinaloa). Ingredients: piloncillo cone (dark sugar molded into cone shapes) 15 guayabas 25 tejocotes  (pronunciation: tay-ho-coat-tay […]

Dia de los Inocentes – Mexico’s “April Fools Day”

Did you hear the Fiesta Cruiser has been turned into a 24-hour disco on the beach?  How about news of all the streets in the Old Port being paved with used rubber tires?  What’s even more exciting than that…well, all development projects in Rocky Point are slotted to be finished by summer of 2012 and Rocky Point doctors […]

Holiday Posadas at Casa Hogar

The annual posadas leading up to Christmas day have begun all across Mexico, and of course here in Rocky Point. Traditionally, within the Catholic community the nightly posadas (from about Dec. 16 – 24) represent the journey of Mary and Joseph as they sought shelter on Christmas Eve, and were turned away from inns before […]