Is there a music scene in Puerto Peñasco? Why, yes, there is! Each weekend a myriad of local groups make their way from one stage to another, livening up the night with everything from rock to salsa, and of course there’s the infamous banda groups strewn across the malecón. Along with our local musicians, the eyes and ears of traveling troubadours from both sides of the border have turned toward our shores and we often find ourselves tapping our toes to the familiar likes of Mark Mulligan’s trop-rock or desert rock lyrics and flow of Roger Clyne. Add to this a breadth of singer/songwriters from both Mexico and the U.S. who are making a point of dipping their toes into our scene every now and then, and you’ve got the makings of a great music collection. This weekend offers a great opportunity to get in a lot of these musical offerings! So, let’s get to it and run down the weekend.
6 p.m. Our favorite trop rocker Mark Mulligan @ Caribbean Parrot No cover, though donations are requested at door with proceeds for local charity groups.
8 p.m. Mauricio Díaz “Hueso” en concierto – ITSPP Auditorium 8 p.m. 100 pesos – cupo limitado
9 p.m. Aaron Beavers of the Austin, TX based group Shurman — on the stage @ Banditos
9 p.m. Los Muecas – “El Mejor Baile del Recuerdo” – Peñasco EXPO Convention Center 120 pesos
Mermaids Arts Market @ Plaza del Camarón (Shrimp Plaza) 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Only 5 more Mermaids Markets this season – all leading up to the April 18th Mermaid & Pirate Extravaganza with the music of The Bayou Brothers
4:30 p.m. Aaron Beavers of Shurman @ Beach Bum on the malecón
Local bands to look for!
- Agua de Coco – salsa rhythms frequently lighting up the night at Southside Jillz and at Banditos about once a month
- BooBoys – The stage may be little at Boo Bar in the malecón, but the fun is always grande!
- RoJo – 3 piece group that usually take the outdoor stage at El Tapeo Wine Bar Thursdays through Saturdays, Spanish and English rock on guitar, cajón, and bass
- Los Hijos de Mauricio – Spanish and English rock, Latin grooves plus a little salsa mixed in can be found at Beach Bum in the Malecón Friday and Saturday nights.
- La Merca – Usually found at Wrecked at the Reef over weekends. Spanish/English rock!
- 3 en punto – From soft melodies to latin grooves, and popular English songs
- Sol y Night Sound – Relaxing sounds of Luis Lugo and the band highlight Mexican trova and bohemian groove
- Mr. Lost – rock, rock, rock
- UNO MAS – ok, this is a place not a group but a spot for soft tunes at Las Palmas resort on Sandy Beach
Boat adventures and whale watching opportunities!
Be sure to check with the numerous local boat excursions for Whale Watching Adventures
EcoFun trips: Friday, Feb. 20th 4 pm, Saturday, Feb. 21st 12 pm & 4 pm, Sunday, Feb. 22nd, 12 pm & 4 pm email@example.com
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: firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com
Adventure with CEDO
NaturArte EcoTours of the Intercultural Center for the Study of Deserts and Oceans – Upcoming trips March 7th – Kayaking in Morua Estuary, April 3rd – Dunes Tour, April 4th – Kayking in Morua Estuary, April 5th – Tide Pools Tour 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)
CineMartes Tuesday Art Film Nights
8/8:30 p.m. on patio of Café Puerto Viejo
Feb. 26th –Tribute to the music of Joaquin Sabina – “Ni Tan Jovenes Ni tan Viejos” El Tapeo 9 p.m. 100 pesos
Feb. 27th – 28th Sandstorm 300 by Southern Arizona Desert Racing – upcoming 2015 dates May 15 – 16 Tequila 150; Sept. 25 – 26 Point to Point; Dec. 4 – 5 Cholla 250
Feb. 28th – Fundraising breakfast San Peregrino cancer care group @ Don Julio 8 a.m. – 11 p.m.
Feb. 28th – Rocio Banquells with Mariachi at Peñasco EXPO Convention Center 8 p.m. Tickets range from 200 – 400 pesos Tickets available at Convention Center
March 1st – “Frozen” Obra de Teatro Peñasco EXPO Convention Center
March 7th & 8th – Desert Dreams 6th EXPO Car Show at EXPO Convention Center
* Spring Break season begins *
SPRING BREAK * ASU March 7th – 15th * U of A / NAU March 15th – 22nd *
SEMANA SANTA * March 29 – April 5th * (class vacations March 29 – April 13)
March 28th – CBSC Diamond Jim Jubilee Game Night
CBSC 60th Annual Fishing Derby – April 9th – 12th; May 7th – 10th; May 21st – 23rd; Fish Fry and Awards May 24th More info at: firstname.lastname@example.org
April 11th – ATMC & Uncle Skate Fest @ the Malecón
April 12th – TOMA COLOR 2!! 5K and 10K fun run through town, doused in colors! Information: tomacolorpuertopenasco.org
April 18th CBSC Horseshoe Tournament More info at: email@example.com
April 18th Mermaids & Pirate Extravaganza at the Mermaids Arts Market with zydeco music by The Bayou Brothers!
April 25th – Rocky Point Triathlon www.rockypointtri.com
May 1st – 3rd Rocky Point Times’ El Golfo Run (Reservations firstname.lastname@example.org)
May 2nd – 3rd Cinco de Mayo Regatta (Fleet 66)
May 9th – Chili Cookoff @ JJ’s Cantina + Garage Sale
May 15th – 16th Tequila 150 by Southern Arizona Desert Racing
May 16th – JJ’s One club open
60th Annual CBSC Fishing Derby – May 7th – 10th; May 21st – 23rd; Fish Fry and Awards May 24th More info at: email@example.com
June 11th – 14th RCPM Circus Mexicus! www.circusmexicus.net
Oct. 10th – 11th Hobie Cat Piñata Regatta (Fleet 66 & Fleet 514)
November 11th – 15th 15th Anniversary Rocky Point Rally www.rockypointrally.com
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