Film, Fishing and Fun! Weekend Rundown 4/12 – 4/14

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.

cine-desierto-festival-403x620 Film, Fishing and Fun! Weekend Rundown 4/12 - 4/14April 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).

dia-danza-2013-403x620 Film, Fishing and Fun! Weekend Rundown 4/12 - 4/14April 19th  III International Day of Dance Celebration  tickets $50 pesos available at the Casa de la Cultura (across from City Hall)

Around town:

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!  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

April 26  Cine Club Primera Toma, A.C. and Rocky Point 360 present a 2nd Day with a Director (more info coming soon!)

RockyPointTriLogo Film, Fishing and Fun! Weekend Rundown 4/12 - 4/14April 27  Las Palomas Triathlon  (Register online! Rocky Point 360 readers! For special discounts, use the code RPT360 when registering!)

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

II-concurso-internacional-de-castillos-de-Arena-620x238 Film, Fishing and Fun! Weekend Rundown 4/12 - 4/14April 27  Sandcastle competition on Playa Bonita

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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