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It is not every day we see waves crashing onto beaches hugging the shores of Puerto Peñasco. This is one of those days. Actually, May has made its presence felt with a number of such blustery moments. Maybe it’s because the wind generator is now on -ha! Rather than kayaks and jet-skis this weekend, you may catch a glimpse of a kite-surfer or two out there. Yet, those who offer spectacular sunset trips remark Saturday and Sunday trips should get the green light. Let’s get to it and run down the weekend and take a look at what’s coming up in Rocky Point!
Getting to and around town
– One lane on Blvd. Juarez when coming into town is OPEN. Remain alert at stop light as traffic is now more active at that intersection (linking Blvd. Juarez to Blvd. Josefa Ortiz and Blvd. Samuel Ocaña).
– IMPORTANT! Road work in front of City Hall is moving along quickly, though remain alert to detours in area. When heading to Old Port, access is available on Calle Luis Encinas (in front of movie theater – links up with Calle 13) and to get to Blvd. Fremont the detour takes vehicles on the dirt road behind Bancomer and the East side of Shrimp Plaza (spilling out near the Fire Department).
Thursday night Salsa @ Southside Jillz with Agua de Coco! 9:30 p.m.
Paella nights (Thursday) @ El Tapeo Wine Bar – Laos Mar Best Western (next to Playa Bonita)
Sol Night Sound band every Thursday @ Players Sports Bar 9 p.m. On Blvd. Juarez across from Plaza la Madre near baseball stadium
Tiburones Baseball – May home games! Tonight, May 14th, the Tiburones wrap up a 3 game series vs. Mexicali. May 15th – 17th vs. Ensenada May 22nd – 24th vs. San Luis May 26th – 28th vs. Hermosillo – Games start around 7 p.m.
May 15th – 16th Tequila 150 by Southern Arizona Desert Racing
Not racing? Chance to check out the cars Friday May 15th @ registration 1 p.m – 6 p.m. near Fire Department
- Bikes stage at 5:30 am behind the host hotels Sonoran Sea and Sonoran Spa
First bike off 6:15 am
- Cars stage at 8:15 am behind the host hotels Sonoran Sea and Sonoran Spa
Cars parade at 8:40 am / First car off at 9:30 am near Fire Department on Blvd. Fremont
- Awards will be at JJ s Cantina at 9:00 pm
May 16th – JJ’s One Club Open Info: www.jjscantina.com – Check the tide charts for low tide tee-offs.
This Saturday, May 16th, when the tides are way out in Cholla Bay, plan to hit the flats for JJ’s bi-annual One Club Open. JJ’s Cantina provides golf clubs and balls, plus the hula-hoop “holes” out on the coastal flats. Come out for a Bloody Mary and stay for One Club. $10 US Proceeds from the One Club Open go to the year-round efforts of the Santa Claus Club.
May 21st – The Black Moods @ Skullyz Cantina 7 p.m. (formerly Sunset near Peñasco del Sol Hotel)
May 21st – 23rd CBSC final round of 60th Annual Fishing Derby – Awards on May 24th!
May 22nd – Mark Mulligan in concert @ Caribbean Parrot @ 6 p.m.
May 22nd – 24th – Memorial Day Music Festival @ Banditos 3 days! 6 bands! 1 great weekend! Just $10 gives you access for all 3 days! Tickets will be available at Banditos Friday, May 22nd @6pm! Live Friday Night * Ghetto Cowgirl * Japhy’s Descent * Elvis Before Noon * Saturday Night * Harry Luge Band * Banana Gun * The Black Moods * Sunday – All the bands will play and guess who’s coming for a special performance?!!!
May 23rd – Dirty Beach Mud Run @ Rocky Point Speedway Register at: www.dirtybeachmudrun.com
May 23rd – Mermaids Arts Market @ Sonoran Spa Lobby 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. [Upcoming summer Mermaids Markets June 13th and Sept. 5th]
May 23rd – Brews & Brushes @ Colin’s Cantina inside Princesa de Peñasco – 4 p.m. – 6 p.m. $40 US includes art supplies Reserve your spot w/Jenny: 480 250 1364
May 23rd – 24th – Expo Peques @ EXPO Convention Center
May 24th – The Black Moods @ Boo Bar 4 – 8 p.m.
May 25th – 2nd Annual Old Fashioned Pancake Breakfast & Silent Auction @ Latitude 31 8 a.m. – 11 a.m. Fundraiser for Esperanza para Nueva Vida Community Center $6 US plus mimosas for $2
HEADING INTO SUMMER
Of interest around town: June 8th – 15th Utah Rotary District 5420 District Conference in Puerto Peñasco! Utahrotary.org
* June 7th * Election day in Mexico (note – dry law in effect all day – no alcohol sales)
June 11th – 14th RCPM Circus Mexicus! 2015 Circus Mexicus Line Up
Roger Clyne and the Peacemakers plus at least 14 other bands!
June 12th – @ Beach Bum on the malecón 1:30 p.m Doll Skin “rock chick band” 3 p.m. Moxy & the Influence “high energy rock & roll”
June 13th – @ Beach Bum on the malecón 12:30 p.m.DL Marble “country, Americana, Western soul” 3 p.m. Shurman out of Austin, TX – Americana rock country
June 14th – Charity Rubber Ducky Race – fundraiser for Adopt a Classroom Info and to become a ducky sponsor, contact Barb at: Mex: 383-4963 Cel: 044 638-114-2406 US: 602-324-9529 firstname.lastname@example.org
June 19th – 21st 9th Las Palomas Anniversary Golf Tournament – Info: email@example.com
June 19th – David Aguilar en concierto @ ITSPP 8 p.m. Boletos 150 pesos
CEDO Wet Feet Camp (English) June 11th – 15th / Bilingual Camp July 2nd – 6th Info: cedointercultural.org
July 4th – Annual Sonoran Resorts Las Vegas Night for Charity Tickets available as of May 10th by calling the Sonoran Resorts sales office at (from the U.S.): 602-476-7511; or from Mexico: 638-382-8187; Email Director of Sales and Marketing, Jim Ringquist at firstname.lastname@example.org
Boat trips (hmm, when the wind calms down)
EcoFun Rentals: email@example.com
Stand-Up Paddle Boards – hourly and daily rentals with Rocky Point SUP Rentals Tel: 638 384 4248
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!
Upcoming trips: May 16 – Tide Pools Tour, May 23 – Pinacate Tour
Free Natural History Talks @ CEDO: Tuesdays 2 p.m. (English) 4 p.m. (Español) & Saturdays 2 p.m. (Español) 4 p.m. (English)
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: firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com
CineMartes Tuesday Art Film Nights
8/8:30 p.m. on patio of Café Puerto Viejo in the Old Port – No cost, bring a chair
…into the Fall
Sept. 5th Mermaids Arts Market @ Sonoran Spa Lobby
Sept. 25th – 26th -Point to Point – Southern Arizona Desert Racing
Oct. 10th – 11th Hobie Cat Piñata Regatta (Fleet 66 & Fleet 514)
November 11th – 15th 15th Anniversary Rocky Point Rally www.rockypointrally.com
Dec. 4th – 5th Cholla 250 – Southern Arizona Desert Racing
Looking for upcoming events in Rocky Point? Check out our Event Calendar! If you have information you’d like to add, please let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org Office: 383 1804, cell: 638 380 8849, or from the US: 480-282-4226 For weekend rundown announcements, please get them to us one week in advance (preferably)…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