This weekend we celebrate Life and Death in Puerto Peñasco! Nov. 1st and 2nd mark traditional Day of the Dead events throughout Mexico, and in spots across town (and individual homes) you may come across elaborate altars celebrating the life of a loved one who has passed on. In further celebrating life, or preserving the life around us, the Pinacate Biosphere Reserve and the Schuk Toak Visitors Center are wrapping up their annual National Conservation Week with photo tours and film.
Here is our Day of the Dead weekend rundown:
Nov. 2nd is a Bank Holiday! If you have the opportunity to go by any of the city’s three cemeteries on Fri., Nov. 2nd, this is certainly a moving experience as families flock to visit the departed while cleaning up graves, decorating them with flowers, often times accompanied with music, balloons, and food.
Nov. 2nd 5 p.m. Continuing with the celebration of Day of the Dead at Casa Juarez (Casa de la Cultura – across from City Hall) the City office of Cultural and Civic Affairs is sponsoring an evening of events, with music, a processional, films, and contests for altars and literary Calaveras. Look for Catrinas, calacas, and Calaveras!
Nov. 2nd – 4th Away from the celebrations of the Day of the Dead, there is also golf this weekend in Puerto Peñasco, and more specifically the Rocky Point Open at The Links golf course at Las Palomas. The event has a tremendous prize package, and really – who wouldn’t want to golf in Rocky Point during November? More information and registration at The Links with Ubi: email@example.com Toll-Free from US: 1-866-286-5053 Local: 638 107 1076
National Conservation Week: This past week, the Pinacate Biosphere Reserve and the Schuk Toak Visitors Center have had a host of tours, conferences, and talks about conserving the flora and fauna of the region. Events wrap-up this weekend with:
2 Nov 10 a.m. Schuk Toak Visitors Center – Presentation/Talk “Surprising Animals” Animales Asombrosos / Plática presentación Centro de Visitantes Schuck Toak 10:00 am
3 Nov 9 a.m. Photo Safari through the Pinacate – departing from entrance to Pinacate Reserve / Safari Fotográfico por la Ruta Interna del Pinacate Estación Biológica 9:00 am
For more info: Schuk Toak Centro de Visitantes: Carretera Federal No. 8 (Sonoyta-Peñasco) Km 72 Tel: (638) 108-0011 Estación Biológica: Carretera Federal No. 8 (Sonoyta-Peñasco) Km 52 Tel: (638) 105-8016
The Pinacate Biosphere Reserve, along with the Film clubs of ITSPP and Primera Toma, and the Fire Department are also offering films as part of National Conservation Week with showings at the audiovisual hall of the Fire Dept. on Blvd. Juarez Nov. 3 11 a.m. Hombre Oso by Werner Herzog and 1 p.m. La Cueva de los Sueños Olvidados by Werner Herzog. On Nov. 4 11 a.m. the Ocean Oasis documentary film will be shown at the Schuk Toak Visitors Center of the Pinacate Biosphere Reserve
Nov. 3 9 p.m. An evening with author William C. Gordon La Cava Music Bar presents William Gordon for an evening of conversation about his work, including the published novels of King of the Bottom, The Chinese Jars, and The Ugly Dwarf, among others. Gordon, husband to renowned Chilean author Isabel Allende, will be speaking of his work and enjoying an evening at La Cava. La Cava is located just about The Lighthouse on the hill.
Moving into next week, on Monday, Nov. 5th Re-creating and repurposed fashion will take over Wrecked at the Reef at the Fall Fashion Fiesta featuring Naomi Black and Casa Turquesa. The show is at 1 p.m. and is Free, donations accepted to go toward La Esperanza Women’s Rehabilitation Center and the local group Women and Children First (cash, canned goods, or useable items)
**Just in** Los Juanes Restaurant in the Mirador area of town will be having its Fall Opening this Saturday, Nov. 3rd! One of the greatest Mexican style buffets in town (we think), plus they are adding in both a breakfast and lunch menu. Hours 7 a.m. – 2 p.m. Closed Wednesday (Located above American Legion)
Upcoming this Fall
Nov. 10th – Harley bike raffle at Latitude 31 Tickets $25 US (available at Latitude and ProAlliance Insurance office above Tequila Factory) *Drawing during after concert party at Lat 31!!*
Nov. 15th – 18th Mystical Arts of Tibet Conferences, meditation, Tibet store, photo exhibit, mandala creation, and more
Nov. 17th 7 p.m. Sacred Music and Sacred Dance: part of the Mystical Arts of Tibet tour through Puerto Peñasco. Open to public beyond conference goers. Advanced ticket sales at Temazcal Spa (entering the Old Port)
Nov. 19th (Bank holiday) – Parade through town honoring Mexico’s Revolution Day (Nov. 20th)
Nov. 22nd & 23rd – Santa Claus Club fundraiser Garage Sale @ JJ’s Cantina in Cholla Bay
Nov 24th – Patti Springer Art in the Park in Las Conchas, Santa Claus Club Auction at JJ’s Cantina in Cholla Bay
Nov. 24th – DIF Fundraiser Traditional Black & White Ball
Upcoming events? Check out our Event Calendar! If you have information you’d like to add, please let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org cell: 638 380 8849, or from the US: 480-282-4226 For weekend rundown announcements, please get them to us at least by Monday-ish of that week…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.