Calendar of Events

ROSARITO

 

Every First Saturday. 10am. United Society of Baja California (USBC) general meeting at Casa Blanca Restaurant, Rosarito Beach Hotel. Good info for the English speaking community of charitable, community service and social organizations. www.unitedsocietyofbaja.org. Judy Westphal, 661-614-1113. jawmem@msn.com

Every First Saturday. Noon-sundown. Open Studio Art Walk, a free tour of galleries in Rosarito Beach Hotel commercial center. Meet artists at work in their studios. pacothepainter@hotmail.com

Every Second Wednesday (except December). 2pm. Friends of the Library meeting at main library of IMAC building next to Abelardo Rodríguez park. Promotes reading and literacy in Rosarito. www.friendsofthelibrary.com.mx. Carmen Dominguez, 661-612-3659. friendsofthelibraryrb@gmail.com

Every Third Wednesday (except December). 10am. Flying Samaritans meeting at Villas del Mar clubhouse on free road 2 miles south of Rosarito. Volunteers provide free health services and clinics. www.flyingsamaritansrosarito.org. Susan Smith, 661-100-6066, U.S. 858-240-2360. susansmithz@hotmail.com

Every Third Wednesday (except December). 2-4pm. Bingo at Oceana Grill & Cafe, Blvd. Benito Juárez #907-24. Great prizes, 6 different games. Benefits Flying Samaritans. www.flyingsamaritansrosarito.org. Susan Smith, 661-100-6066, U.S. 858-240-2360. susansmithz@hotmail.com

Every Second Thursday. 10am. Cruz Roja volunteers general meeting at Rosarito Beach Hotel. Provides assistance in case of accidents or disasters. www.cruzrojarosarito.org.mx. Rosie Pena, U.S. 619-621-0292. wosiepena@yahoo.com

Every Day. Grupo Gringo English AA. Av. Mar Mediterraneo #16 (2 blocks east of Las Brisas Hotel). 10am Sun., Mon., & Thurs., 6pm Tues., Wed., & Fri., 3pm Sat. Closed women’s meeting 10am Wed. Al-Anon meeting 10am Tues. Info at 661-614-1678.

February 12-17. Thurs.-Tues. Carnaval Rosarito 2015 “Héroes Mitológicos (Mythological Heroes)” nightly at Plaza San Fernando, Blvd. Benito Juárez across from Smart & Final. Mexican Mardi Gras with foods, libations, rides, entertainment. Parades on Fri., Sun. & Tues. from southern Blvd. Benito Juárez to Plaza San Fernando. www.carnavalrosarito.com. Organizing Committee, 661-612-0700, cell 661-107-0651. rosarito.carnaval@gmail.com

Other Carnaval Highlights

Thurs. Burning of Bad Humor 8pm and Coronation of Carnaval Courts 9pm.

Fri. Carnaval Dance at Rosarito Beach Hotel 7pm.

Sat. More coronations and fireworks 10pm.

Mon. Award presentations.

Tues. Closing Ceremonies.

February 13, Friday. 7pm-1am. Carnaval Dance in Salón Mexicano of Rosarito Beach Hotel. $29 includes live music and show, buffet, mask, beads. 661-612-1126, U.S. toll free 866-ROSARITO. reservation@rosaritobeachhotel.com

February 14, Saturday. 7pm. Valentine’s Day Masquerade Dance in Salón Mexicano of Rosarito Beach Hotel. $39 includes live music and show, buffet, margarita, Carnaval mask. 661-612-1126, U.S. toll free 866-ROSARITO. reservation@rosaritobeachhotel.com

February 15, Sunday. 12K Walk from Rosarito Convention Center to central Rosarito. Achacosos Senderismo, 664-608-0111. achacosos.senderismo@hotmail.com

February 18, Wednesday. USBC Restaurant Tour at Victoria’s Café, Km 40.5 on east side of free road. Arrive 5-6pm. $10 includes 3-course set menu. www.unitedsocietyofbaja.org. RSVP Sandy Eddahbi, U.S. 213-787-5091. seddahbi@aol.com

February 21, Saturday. 1pm. United Society of Baja California (USBC) “Chinese New Year” Potluck at La Maroma on northern end of Blvd. Benito Juárez across from Burger King. Bring dish for 8. Members free, non-members $5. www.unitedsocietyofbaja.org. Milo & Cary Goehring, cell 661-108-8011. milocary@hotmail.com

February 25, Wednesday. 2pm. “Alice in Wonderland-style” Tea Party fundraiser at Gloria & Bill’s home in La Misión. $20 includes food, tea, wine, hat-making contest materials. Benefits La Misión trade school students. Limited seating. RSVP at 646-155-0869 or U.S. 714-953-5880.

February 27, 28 and March 1. Fri. & Sat. at 7pm, Sun. at 2pm. “Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill” at Rosarito Theatre in Cines Río building, Blvd. Benito Juárez #76. Broadway musical play based on life of Billie Holiday. Admission $25, Preferred Patron $20. Tickets online at www.rosaritotheatre.org. Box office, 664-609-3451. rosaritotheatreboxoffice@gmail.com

February 28, Saturday. 6-10pm. International Triple Treat Benefit Concert in Salón Mexicano of Rosarito Beach Hotel. Irish, Spanish and Mexico/U.S. music and dance groups. Admission $25 & $35 benefits Club de Niños y Niñas de Rosarito. www.clubrosarito.org. Rosy Torres, 661-850-1773. rosymtorres@hotmail.com

March 6, Friday. 1:30pm. Baja Scholarship Foundation (BSF) Wine Pairing Luncheon Fundraiser at Susanna’s in Pueblo Plaza. Ticket $40 (pre-paid only) includes wines paired with 4-course meal. Limited seating. www.bajascholarshipfoundation.org. BSFStudents@aol.com

 

ENSENADA COUNTY

 

Every Monday. 7pm. CEART Cine Club. See Julie Delpy’s “Before Sunrise” February 9, “Before Sunset” February 16, “Before Midnight” February 23. English with Spanish subtitles. Foro Experimental of Centro Estatal de las Artes (CEART) on Blvd. Costero (Lázaro Cárdenas) & Av. Club Rotario. Free. CEART, 646-173-4307.

Every First & Third Wednesday. 10:30am. Club Compañeros de Baja Norte general meeting at clubhouse on Calle Mazatlán #256 in Fracc. Acapulco, 1 mile south of Ensenada. Lunch $6 donation. Multicultural, multilingual, nonprofit service and social club. Nancy McKee, 646-174-5011, U.S. 619-207-4325. cdbcnm@gmail.com

Every Third Thursday. Red Hat Society lunch at different local restaurants. Tillie Foster, cell 646-171-5292. bajaqueentillie@gmail.com

Every Friday. 7:30-9:30pm. Live world and cultural music at El Callejón Colectivo Culinario, Floresta #320 near southern Blvd. Costero extension, Fracc. Acapulco, 1 1/2 miles south of Ensenada. Free. Performer schedule with Alex O., cell 646-101-0812. anlof9@gmail.com

Now through February 14. 9am-8pm Mon.-Fri., 10am-3pm Sat. “Kinderwunsch” feminist photo exposition by Mexico City’s Ana Casa Broda at Galería 184, Av. Blancarte #184 near Calle 2. Free. Galería 184, 646-178-2031. chocorrol_@hotmail.com

Now through February 18. By appointment. Collective Art Show of live figure drawings at La Covacha Foro/Galería, Calle 3 #350 int. 5A, Pasaje Romero between Av. Ruíz & Obregón. Free. La Covacha, cell 646-108-8926. lacovachagaleria@gmail.com

Now through mid-March. 8am-8pm Mon.-Sat., noon-6pm Sun. Visual arts exposition of award-winning works by Baja artists in Galería Internacional of Centro Estatal de las Artes (CEART), Blvd. Costero (Lázaro Cárdenas) & Av. Club Rotario. Free. CEART, 646-173-4307.

Now through March 20. 8am-8pm Mon.-Sat., noon-6pm Sun. Works by Franco Marrocco in Galería Ernesto Muñoz Acosta of Centro Estatal de las Artes (CEART), Blvd. Costero (Lázaro Cárdenas) & Av. Club Rotario. Free. CEART, 646-173-4307.

Now through mid-April. 4-hour guided Gray Whale Watching Tours departing daily from Ensenada sportfishing docks. View magnificent mammals in open waters outside of Todos Santos Bay during annual migration south to warm breeding grounds. Ticket $25 adult, $18 kid under age 11. Baja California State Tourism Secretariat, 646-172-5444 or 646-172-5372. gshimomoto@baja.gob.mx

February 11, Wednesday. Noon. Club Compañeros de Baja Norte Lunch Out at Pancake Place, Blvd. Costero (Lázaro Cárdenas) near Av. Sangines across from Pemex station. Special menu or discounts. RSVP Jaime Casarin, 646-120-8981. minagui123@hotmail.com

February 12-17, Thurs.-Tues. Carnaval Ensenada 2015 “Historias y Estrellas de Hollywood (Stories and Stars of Hollywood)” nightly at beachfront festival zone along southern extension of Blvd. Costero (Lázaro Cárdenas) in Playa Hermosa. Mexican Mardi Gras with foods, libations, rides, entertainment. Street parades 2pm on Sat., Sun., & Tues. start at northern Blvd. Costero (Lázaro Cárdenas). Lighted boat parades of pirates 6pm on Fri., Sat. & Sun. in Ensenada port area. www.carnavalensenada.com. Ensenada Festival Committee, 646-156-5257 or cell 646-196-2308. carnavalensenada2015@gmail.com

Other Carnaval Highlights

Thurs. Burning of Bad Humor 9pm.

Fri. Coronation of Carnaval Courts 8pm.

Sat. Provino Masked Costume Ball at Riviera Cultural Center 7pm.

Mon. Waiter’s Race along Av. López Mateos 10am.

Tues. Award presentations and Closing Ceremonies.

February 14, Saturday. 2pm. A.R. Gurney’s play “Love Letters” at Gertrude Pearlman Theatre, Campo La Jolla in Punta Banda. Donation $9 pre-sale, $10 at door. Benefits CAME women’s crisis center. www.gertrudepearlmantheatre.org. Leslie Allingham, 646-154-2773. balloonpro1@hotmail.com

February 14, Saturday. 7pm-midnight. Provino’s Carnaval Masked Costume Ball in Riviera Cultural Center, Blvd. Costero (Lázaro Cardenas). $23 includes samplings of 70 wines from 36 Baja wineries from 7-9pm, live Latin music, costume contest with prizes from 9pm-12am. Food and beverages for sale. Tickets with Baja California Winemakers (Provino), 646-178-3038 or 646-178-2949. comiteprovino@gmail.com

February 18, Wednesday. 6-9pm. “Ruta del Arte” art walk/drive with simultaneous exhibitions at Galería 184 on Av. Blancarte #184, Proarte on Calle 4 #916-A, and La Covacha Foro/Galería, Calle 3 #350. Free. Galería 184, 646-178-2031. chocorrol_@hotmail.com

February 19, Thursday. 8pm. Classical guitar concert in Galería Ernesto Muñoz Acosta of Centro Estatal de las Artes (CEART), Blvd. Costero (Lázaro Cárdenas) & Av. Club Rotario. Modern Latin-American music. Admission $7, senior & student discounts. CEART, 646-173-4307.

February 20, Friday. 9pm. Palomazo Cósmico in concert at La Covacha Foro/Galería, Calle 3 #350 int. 5A, Pasaje Romero between Av. Ruíz & Obregón. Admission $3. La Covacha, cell 646-108-8926. lacovachagaleria@gmail.com

February 21, Saturday. 1-4pm. Club Compañeros de Baja Norte Pre-Oscar Party at clubhouse on Calle Mazatlán #256 in Fracc. Acapulco, 1 mile south of Ensenada. Special meal, raffles, Oscar nominee prizes. Donation $12. Benefits club charities. Mary Jane Boone, 646-177-6953. bajagringa@yahoo.com

February 21, Saturday. 8pm. “Mexican from the Heart” concert in Galería Ernesto Muñoz Acosta of Centro Estatal de las Artes (CEART), Blvd. Costero (Lázaro Cárdenas) & Av. Club Rotario. Admission $14, 50% senior & student discounts. CEART, 646-173-4307.

February 22, Sunday. 4pm. Sociedad de Los Amigos Punta Banda Oscar Party at Campo La Jolla salon, 16 miles south of Ensenada in Punta Banda. Red Carpet interviews and photography by local talent, potluck dinner (BYOB). Formal attire encouraged. Kathy Hibbard, 646-154-2833.

February 23-27, Mon.-Fri. 8pm, 10pm & midnight. Nocturnal tours of historic Riviera Cultural Center, Blvd. Costero (Lázaro Cardenas). Donation $7 includes special effects. Limited space, advance tickets suggested. Riviera Cultural Center at 646-176-4310.

February 25, Wednesday. 8pm. Official CD Release Party for local fusion band Botánika in Foro Experimental of Centro Estatal de las Artes (CEART), Blvd. Costero (Lázaro Cárdenas) & Av. Club Rotario. Free admission passes available. CEART, 646-173-4307.

February 26, Thursday. 8pm. Contemporary dance performance in Foro Experimental of Centro Estatal de las Artes (CEART), Blvd. Costero (Lázaro Cárdenas) & Av. Club Rotario. Admission $4. CEART, 646-173-4307.

February 26, Thursday & March 18, Wednesday. 6pm. Photo exposition by Ramón Tamayo at La Covacha Foro/Galería, Calle 3 #350 int. 5A, Pasaje Romero between Av. Ruíz & Obregón. Free showings by appointment through mid-April. La Covacha, cell 646-108-8926. lacovachagaleria@gmail.com

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