The weekend rundown sponsored by Banditos
Spring! Ah yes, in case you’ve had your head buried in the sand recently, everyone seems to be on Spring Break these days and actual Spring starts Monday. By the way, plan ahead as Monday (March 21) will be a holiday honoring Benito Juárez, one of Mexico’s most iconic presidents in the mid 1800s. Speaking of holidays, next week also marks the beginning of Semana Santa (Holy Week) and you can expect area beaches and the malecón to be PACKED with colorful bandas, beach goers, and families particularly starting from about Thursday night. IMPORTANT: OFFICIAL HOLIDAYS WILL BE March 21st AND March 24th and 25th (NO Banks, etc.). Ok, let’s run down the weekend!
Salsa (the dance) night 9:30 p.m. @ Pikaros on the way to the Mirador with Agua de Coco
Paella (the food) night @ El Tapeo Wine Bar at Laos Mar Best Western (next to Playa Bonita)
Banditos 2nd Anniversary Weekend!
Friday 9 pm w/SYNERGY
Saturday 9 pm Roger Clyne + Jim Dalton and The Jons
Sunday Borracho Brunch with music and drinks around noon
FRIDAYS! 12 p.m. – 1 p.m. In town? Tune into 106.1 FM to hear Sami on air with host Felix Rincón to chat about what’s coming up in Rocky Point as they count down the top 5 stories and hits! Online: http://www.player.audiorama.mx/stream/penasco/ [Click on 40 Principales]
DONATE! Red Cross Annual Collection runs March 7th – May 7th. Collection spots in Sonoyta on southern side of town, and in Puerto Peñasco along Blvd. Juárez and Blvd. Fremont
- Spring Break @ Baja Cantina in the Mirador – nightly starting at 8 p.m.
- Spring Break parties @ Tropics Beach in the Mirador (March 4 – 20)
- Ice House Spring Break in the Mirador (March 4 – 27)
- Spring Break @ Elixir dance club in the Mirador (March 4 – 19)
- Banditos 2nd Anniversary Weekend! SYNERGY 9 p.m.
- 10th Annual “Caminos de Kino” trek to the Pinacate (March 19th – 20th) Space is limited, information and registration at the Municipal Library
- Race Car Experience! Rocky Point Speedway 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Drive or Ride Along! (entrance near Wrecked / The Reef)
- Mermaids Market @ Shrimp Park 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
- OBSC St. Patrick’s Day Dinner in Cholla Bay @ 6 p.m.
- Banditos 2nd Anniversary Weekend! Roger Clyne + Jim Dalton with The Jons 9 p.m.
SEMANA SANTA holiday break March 20th – April 2nd [Easter – April 27th]
BANK HOLIDAYS: MARCH 21, 24, 25
- Good Friday – Living Stations of the Cross 10 a.m. in the malecón (Old Port)
- DJ Party Fest on Playa Hermosa @ noon by 106.1 FM & 96.5 FM
March 28 – Red Hat Ladies Luncheon Info: Brenda 638 382 8611
Tuesdays – Natural History Talk [English 2 pm] / Plática de Historia Natural [español 4 pm] @ CEDO
Saturdays – Plática de Historia Natural [español 2 pm] / Natural History Talk [English 4 pm] / @ CEDO
Thursdays – 4 p.m. Connection Club happy hour on the patio at Puesta del Restaurant @ Playa Bonita
- Fridays Noon – 5 p.m. with Naomi Black @ Off the Beach Studio Info: email@example.com
- 2nd & 4th Saturdays of the month – Mary Lou Wilhelm conducting water color classes at Plaza Fabiola on “Rodeo Drive” Info: MAREASDELMAR@aol.com
Eco Fun Rentals: firstname.lastname@example.org Sunset cruises. Trips to Bird Island. City Tours. Pinacate tours. Contact them via email or visit offices inside Baja Cantina hotel in the Mirador
Del Mar Charters with Captain Oscar – Local 383 2802 US: (520) 407-6054 www.delmarcharters.com email@example.com Check with Captain Oscar for other adventures including parasailing, fishing trips, etc. he’s got you covered on the water!
Peñasco Recreation Co. – city tours, adventures around Puerto Peñasco and beyond! Contact Russ Black to plan your next round of exploration – from the Tequila Factory to oyster farms, taco stand favorites, and back again! firstname.lastname@example.org www.penascorecreation.com
Adventure with CEDO
NaturArte EcoTours of the Intercultural Center for the Study of Deserts and Oceans – See the CEDO Events Calendar for more info. Be sure to email them early to reserve your spot!
Visit the Pinacate (UNESCO World Heritage Site)
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: email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org
CineMartes Tuesday Art Film Night
8 p.m. on patio of Café Puerto Viejo in the Old Port – No cost, bring a chair
2nd – Mermaid & Pirate Extravaganza at the Mermaids Arts Market!
2nd – Over the Line Softball (Check for Info @ JJ’s Cantina / John Fowler) upcoming dates June 11 / Oct 22
2nd – Race Car Experience! Rocky Point Speedway 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Drive or Ride Along! (entrance near Wrecked / The Reef)
3rd – 7th SONORA RALLY (San Luis Rio Colorado – Puerto Peñasco) www.sonorarally.com
9th – CBSC Horseshoe / Cornhole Tournament @ Cholla Bay Clubhouse!
9th – JJ’s 1 Club Open (info @ JJ’s Cantina) upcoming date Oct 15
15th – 17th CBSC 61st Fishing Derby
16th – Mermaids Arts Market @ Shrimp Park
16th – Beer Olympics Info & Registration: www.outtatownproductions.com
16th – Funkalicious Beach Volleyball @ Las Palomas www.funkaliciousbeachball.com
16th – Race Car Experience! Rocky Point Speedway 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Drive or Ride Along! (entrance near Wrecked / The Reef)
22nd & 23rd – International Jazz Day Festival * Featuring Nayo Jones, along with other international and local artists *
23rd – 24th – Cabalgata Costera & Turística – Annual Horseback ride featuring regional horse clubs! They’ll be riding through town on April 24th and end with a grand fiesta on the explanade just off Calle 13!
24th – TOMA COLOR – 3rd annual color run in Puerto Peñasco (registration open March 9th – April 9th @ Puerto Viejo Café in the Old Port)
30th – Rocky Point Triathlon @ Las Palomas www.rockypointtri.com
30th – May 1st – Hobie Cat Cinco de Mayo Regatta
7th – JJ’s Chili Cook-off event & Garage Sale (Santa Claus Club)
7th – Race Car Experience! Rocky Point Speedway 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Drive or Ride Along! (entrance near Wrecked / The Reef)
7th – Kentucky Derby day @ Beach Bum (fundraiser)
12th – 15th CBSC 61st Annual Fishing Derby
13th – 15th Las Palomas 10th Anniversary Golf Tournament @ The Links More than $24K in prizes! Info and registration: email@example.com
13th – 14th – SandStorm 300 [Southern Arizona Desert Racing]
21st – OBSC 5th Off Road Poker Run
21st – Race Car Experience! Rocky Point Speedway 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Drive or Ride Along! (entrance near Wrecked / The Reef)
26th – 29th – CBSC 61st Annual Fishing Derby & final awards Fish Fry
28th – Mark Mulligan @ Caribbean Parrot
30th – Pancake Breakfast & Silent Auction fundraiser @ Latitude 31 8 am – 11 a.m. Proceeds for Esperanza para Nueva Vida Community Center and Equinoterapia (Horse Therapy program for children with disabilities)
June 3rd – 5th – Rocky Point Times 40th El Golfo Run Info and to reserve a spot: firstname.lastname@example.org
June 9th – 12th – Roger Clyne & the Peacemakers CIRCUS MEXICUS www.circusmexicus.net
June 11th – Over the Line Softball (info at JJ’s Cantina)
CEDO Wet Feet Ocean Camp July 2nd – 6th (ages 10-14)
Oct 8th & 9th – Hobie Cat Rocky Point Challenge
Oct. 10th – 14th – 2016 Hobie 16/18 NORTH AMERICAN CHAMPIONSHIP
Oct. 21st – 23 Angler of the Year Phase II (JJ’s Cantina)
Oct. 22nd – Over the Line Softball
16th Annual Rocky Point Rally! Nov. 10th – 13th
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