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January 19, 2020

Culture

Reflections on the beginning of Spring 2012

Slacks and a sweater for Spring For days now, the change of season could already be perceived in the air. The typical warmth of  this time of year was beginning to be felt. I was already prepared for a change of wardrobe, and to let myself be seduced by the sun’s rays; nevertheless, this past […]

Film Workshop welcomes Horacio Castelo / Taller de Cine

The ongoing Film Workshop, which has been meeting with various presenters locally since mid-February, will welcome actor Horacio Castelo for its 4th course this Saturday, March 17.  The workshop, entitled “Introduction to the Seventh Art” is held on Saturdays from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., and this week will include a showing of one of […]

Sonora Reads: Commemorating Padre Kino

On the morning of March 15th at Plaza del Camarón, as part of the “Sonora Reads” program, a reading event took place in commemoration of the 301 years since the passing of Father Francisco Eusebio Kino. Participants included those from the City administration, the Cultural Institute, and musicians, alongside students from local jr. high and […]

Countdown to Spring Break: Dining on a budget

In the March issue of JoinUs, RockyPoint360.com shared some ideas about dining options around Rocky Point on a Spring Break budget….no, carbohydrates do not just come from beer! Check it out!  Plus, be sure to check out the Drink and Dine  part of RockyPoint360 for more dining ideas!! Rocky Point a la carte! By Shandra […]

CEDO announces 18th Environmental Contest

For just over 30 years the Intercultural Center for the Study of Deserts and Oceans (CEDO) in Puerto Peñasco has striven to fulfill its mission “…to advance and share knowledge about the Upper Gulf of California and surrounding Sonoran Desert and promote conservation and sustainable use of its natural resources” (cedointercultural.org).  Among CEDO’s many activities, […]

Las Conchas Home Tour / CEDO Benefit 3/3

Want to peak inside some lovely homes in Las Conchas?  Several homeowners will open their elegant beach casas on Saturday, March 3 for viewing.  Admission to the Home Tour is $15 US, with ALL of these revenues to benefit the ongoing work of CEDO (Intercultural Center for the Study of Deserts and Oceans). Organizers tell […]

Art & Music @ Peñasco del Sol 2/29

Art and music will take center stage on Wednesday evening, Feb. 29th at Peñasco del Sol Hotel with an 8 p.m. piano concert recital by German Esquer Delgado, local musician and one of the instructors with the Puerto Peñasco Youth Orchestra, as well as an exhibit of the International Photography Festival from Alamos, Sonora. The piano concert, which […]

Piano Recital German Esquer Delgado 2/29

German Esquer Delgado, a talented pianist and one of the instructors of the evolving Puerto Peñasco Youth Orchestra will have a concert recital on Feb. 29 at the Gran Salon Peñasco of Peñasco del Sol Hotel at 8 p.m. Proceeds from the concert will go to Pro Asilo de Ancianos (Pro – Casa Hogar Home for the Elderly). Entrance is 100 […]

Memuco takes on LA through The White Canvas Project!

It’s that beautiful feeling you get when you start a new project…  – Memuco This is the heading of Rocky Point artist Guillermo Munro Colosio’s (Memuco) site that displays his wide breadth of art talents, which are now part of a show “LA Jam” put on as part of the White Canvas Project of the […]

Alan Munro concert Feb. 25

Fresh off his appearance at the 2012 FAOT (Alfonso Ortiz Tirade Cultural Festival) in Alamos, Sonora, local musician Alan Munro will be performing at Chango’s on Saturday, Feb. 25th. This is doubly exciting as in addition to getting to hear an up-and-coming musician from right here in Puerto Peñasco, we will get a taste of the music Alan […]

Wine Tasting in Rocky Point / La Cava Antigua Ruta de Vinos

In addition to Carnaval parades, markets, and sand drags, among other activities, this past weekend (Feb 17th & 18th) here in Rocky Point there was even the chance to taste delicious wines from vineyards near Ensenada in Baja California. The “chamacos” (young men – as defined by the senior member of the group) set up […]

2012 Vive la Fiesta! Carnaval Queens & Parades

The Puerto Peñasco 2012 Vive la Fiesta! Carnaval activities got off to a great start on Friday, Feb. 17th, with the parading of Carnaval Royalty candidates through the city. The Royalty candidates, including those up for Carnaval Queen and “Rey Feo” (the Ugly King) sat atop their chariots…or rather, trucks….and began their procession at the Baseball Stadium (No Reeleccion  […]

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 […]