Rosarito Calendar of Events

ROSARITO

Every Sunday 4pm. Cultural Sundays in the park, featuring local Mexican and American dancers and musicians.  At the IMAC in Abelardo L. Rodriguez park, west of Banamex. Different themes every Sunday. Sometimes food booths, other times vendors with food carts. Facebook IMAC Rosarito. Free.

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.comEvery 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, 664-976-0613, U.S. 619-621-0292. wosiepena@yahoo.com

Every Wednesday. 1pm. Writer’s Workshop. Eden Restaurant, behind Waldo’s and Cruz Roja Thrift Shop in central Rosarito. Learning, sharing, supporting and networking. Bring samples of your work

Every Third Thursday. 9am. General Meeting for FRAO, Foreign Residents Assistance Office. Open to the public. Usually held at the Rosarito Beach Hotel, with parking validated. Sometimes held at other local sites. Breakfast occasionally provided, but always available. Different speakers brought in to inform or address issues of concern to foreigners living in Mexico. frao@rosarito.org

Every Friday. 4pm.  Spanish class main library, by IMAC, in Abelardo Rodriguez park behind BanaMex. Beginner level class with Sylvia. Free but donation appreciated.

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 Third Saturday. 1pm. USBC, United Society of Baja California, monthly Potluck dinner, held at La Maroma Sports Bar, across from Burger King. Different theme evey month. 50/50 raffle. Live entertainment at most events. Free for members and guests. Membership only $15 USD per year. Beverages ordered from the Bar at reduced Club prices.

Every single day. AA “Grupo Gringo” meets daily in their meeting hall, #16 Mar Meditteraneo (two blocks behind Hotel Brisas del Mar). Meetings: Saturday, 3:00; Sunday, Monday, Thursday: 10:00 am; Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday: 6:00 pm.  Additional meetings in Cantamar (just south of the footbridge) Tuesday and Friday, 10:00 am.. For more information, 661-614-1678.

July 20-27. Monday-Monday. Discover the Baja Peninsula week-long bus tour stops in Guerreo Negro, San Ignacio, Mulege, Loreto and LaPaz $580 USD 664-381-9046 and 664-202-2647July 23, Thursday, 11:00 am. Friends of the Library no Limit Texas hold ‘em. Doors open at 10:00 am. Club Marena Clubhouse. Buy-in: $30/Seat reservations are required; 48 player max. Rules and Information: www.friendsofthelibrary.com.mx. 40 mile race and 20 mile fun ride. Info www.rutadelvinobikeride.com

August 6. Thursday. 5-10 pm. Wateke Fiesta and Fundraiser #3 for Baja Sand. Location pending. Hear about opportunities to get involved, enjoy great food and great performers

August 7, Friday noon – 4:00 PM. Cruz Roja 40th Anniversary Fashion Show. Calafia ballroom. $20 donation, advance tickets. Mary Moreno, miquerdomx@yahoo.com. August 26, Saturday, 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm. Sabor de Baja White Attire Party and Culinary Competition at the Rosarito Beach Hotel garden. Showcasing Baja’s top chefs paired with fine Mexican wines and craft beers. $65. Tickets are limited, and all guests must wear white. Price includes all food and drink pairings, entertainment by Maryam Malak, and a commemorative wine glass. Available at Extreme Hair Salon (cash only), Rosarito Beach Hotel (cash or credit card), and the Mi Casa Supper Club, (cash, check or credit card), or through PayPal at Sabordebaja@gmail.com. Must be 21.  www.facebook.com/SaborDeBaja, 664-609-3459.

August 8. Saturday. 5pm. Summer of Love fashion celebration Castillos Del Mar Resort, Popotla Blvd. Km 28. General admission $10 dollars VIP $15.  664-381-7916 or cell 664-340-6615 Tickets at FRAO office in Rosarito City Hall.

August 9, Noon – 7:00 PM. Rosarito Sea Food Festival at Rosarito Beach Hotel. 15+ Rosarito area sea food restaurants represented.  Live music, folk dancers, singers, raffle. CANIRAC.Rosarito@gmail.com; www.rosarito.org. phone: 661-612-0396 or 612-0700.

August 15, Saturday 4:00 pm. Eat, Drink, Dance, and Save Lives benefit for the Rosarito Cruz Roja at the home of Mr. Richard Nicholas in San Antonio del Mar. Enjoy gourmet hors d’oeuvres from top restaurants, wine from the Valle de Guadalupe, local craft beers; raffle; silent auction. Entertainment by Maryam Malak and Ed Jones. Tickets: $75. For tickets and information, contact: Richard Nicholas, email: Richard@tpanetwork.net or Rosie Pena @ wosiepena@yahoo.com.  Additional information is available at the Cruz Roja Voluntarios Americans del Rosarito Facebook page.

August 15.  M casino Tropical party starting at 6 pm, $25,000 pesos in prizes , free snack , drinks and live music , moré than 250 slot machines , sportsbook and bar  , bulevard Benito Juárez Plaza hacienda villa floresta

August 15. Saturday. Placido Domingo at Vinedos San Gabriel, Valle de Guadalupe

August 15. Saturday. 12pm-12am. Food Truck and Beer Fest Rosarito 2015 — Hotel Festival Plaza. Gourmet food trucks, craft beers and live music.

August 15-16. Saturday-Sunday. Rosarito Surf and Music Festival 2015 — by the pier. Need sponsors, need bands, need exhibitors and vendors of products. Free entry. Contact 619-581-7121 or 661-106-4812 or craigklein@onebox.com.

August 15-16. Saturday-Sunday. 11am-3pm. Latin Food Fest Broadway Pier, San Diego. The 3rd annual Latin Food Fest grande tasting is an all-inclusive Latin food, wine and spirits tasting journey to the Caribbean, Central and South America, Mexico, Portugal and Spain. Must be over 21

August 19 Wednesday 8:00 am – 12:30pm (adults); 1:30 – 5:30pm (ages 6-17) Introduction to Acting, part 1, with Oswell Melton. Rosarito theatre in Cines Rio building, one block south of Elektra, behind Comex. $15/members; $20 non-members; $10 for first child; $5. Reservations required; no purchases at the event. Information: Oswell Melton, email: omelton@aol.com; phone: MX: 661-119-9214; US 1-619-356-6454.

August 20. Thursday. 5pm to 9pm. Business and Social Mixer — Sunio Beach Club, inside Castillos Del Mar, Km 28.5 on free road $50 pesos admission. Free welcome cocktail and appetizers during first hour. Come rub elbows with business owners, residents and visitors. Bring your business cards. Entertainment, raffles, exhibitors.

August 21-23. Friday - Sunday. Baja Blues Fest — Rosarito Beach Hotel. Help support local charities. Beachfront gardens of Rosarito Beach Hotel. Ticket packages available, or single day tickets. Friday night and Sunday afternoon jams. Full line-up on Saturday. Outdoors, bring sunscreen, hat, jacket, etc.

August 21 – 23, Friday - Sunday;  Baja Blues Fest.  Friday, 7:00 – 11:00 pm; Saturday, 10:15 am – 8:00 pm; Sunday jam session. Six blues bands featuring Tommy Castro; vendors, food and drinks. 3 day ticket $35 in advance; Saturday only: $30 in advance or $25 at gate. Friday or Sunday tickets, $10 each day. Tickets online at www.bluesfest.org, or at Click-On.Com after June 1. Contact Jackie Alameda for more information or to volunteer. Admin@bajabluesfest.org;  phone: 1-800-520-5471 (US) OR 001-880-520-5471 (MX).

August 22 to 23. Saturday to Sunday. 10am to 7pm. Baja Reggae Camping. Papas & Beer Rosarito $150 pesos in advance, $200 pesos at the door. bajareggaecamping@gmail.com or feelsoundstudios@gmail.com Juan Pablo Rojas at (619) 765-9504.

August 26, Wednesday, 5:00 – 9:00 pm. Sabor de Baja White Attire Party and Culinary Competition at the Rosarito Beach Hotel garden. Showcasing Baja’s top chefs paired with Mexican wines and craft beers. $65, tickets are limited, and all guests MUST wear white. Price includes all food and drink pairings. entertainment by Maryam Malak. Tickets at Extreme Hair Salon (cash only), Rosarito Beach Hotel (cash or credit card), and the Mi Casa Supper Club during business hours (cash, check or credit card), or through PayPal at Sabordebaja@gmail.com. Must be 21 years of age. Information: www.facebook.com/SaborDeBaja, 664-609-3459.

August 26 Wednesday The culinary event of the year is always Sabor de Baja, held at the beachfront gardens of the Rosarito Beach Hotel. This annual event always sells out, so get you tickets early. (661) 100 6066 or (858) 240 2360.  $65. www.sabordebaja.com

August 27, Thursday all day. A day at Del Mar horse track. Bus leaves from Rene’s parking lot. $42, includes reserved seating in shade. Required to make $15 in refreshment purchases. Money must be to Dorothy Southern by July 11. Information: email: bdbaja@gmail.com; phone: 1-619-370-6285.

August 27 to 31. Thursday to Monday. Papas and Beer, Rosarito Beach. Paulo Mac will sing.  1-707-756-7464 Kizomba @ ZNL Music & Dance Festival features Kizomba artists. http://zouknightlove.com.

August 28, Friday,  7:00 pm – 1:00 am. DIF (Family oriented charity) dinner/fundraiser at Castillos del Mar (KM 29.5). Tickets: $100. Pesos? Dollars? Who knows, it’s not noted but they are available at the FRAO Office in City Hall, first floor. FRAO: 661-614-9600.

Aug 29. Saturday. 1pm. Arts and Trees 2015 — Revolution Ave., between 9th and 10th, Tijuana. An Urban Festival of music and art, with a focus on DIY (Do It Yourself) creations being displayed and sold. Family friendly and Pet friendly.  No cover.

Aug 29. Saturday. 1pm. Arts and Trees 2015 — Revolution Ave., between 9th and 10th, Tijuana. An Urban Festival of music and art, with a focus on DIY (do it yourself) creations being displayed and sold. Family friendly and pet friendly. No cover.

August 29-30 Saturday and Sunday. Baja Sand. Build sand castles to raise money for local charities. Sand sculptures, food, entertainment.Rosarito Beach, north of the Pier.Also beach games: soccer, basketball, volleyball, surfing and a bike fun ride. Nighttime entertainment. 50 pesos. www.facebook.com/Wateke Baja Sand. www.flysams4thjulybbq.com or flysams4thjulybbq@gmail.com Reserve a table to guarantee seating in the shade.

August 29 and 30. M casino  lets celebrate first aniversary  $ 150,000 pesos in prizes , free snack , drinks and live music , mire than 250 slot machines , sportsbook and bar , bulevard Benito Juárez plaza Hacienda villa floresta.

August 30, Sunday, 9:00 am. “Wateke” Baja Sand and Social. At Rosarito Beach Hotel. Culmination of the sand castle contest and beach games: futbol, basketball, volleyball, surfing and a bike fun ride. Nighttime entertainment, 5:00 pm– 10:00 pm. Donation 50 pesos. www.facebook.com/Wateke Baja Sand.

September 25. Friday. San Diego Padres Fiesta at the Park at Petco Park, San Diego. Presentation of Mexican culture with mariachis, folklorico and flamenco dancers, Lucha Libre Exhibition (yes Luche Libre!!!), Live DJ, and food & drink. Watch the presentation and then stay for the Padres game.

September 26. Saturday. 10 am. Rosarito to Ensenada Bicycle Ride starts on Benito Juarez Blvd, in front of Rosarito Beach Hotel. This family-friendly bike ride is held twice a year. Some ride to compete, but most ride for fun. Big end-of-ride-party in Ensenada.

September 30 to October 3. Wednesday to Saturday. 6th Annual Mariachi & Ballet Folklorico Festival, people’s choice competition and workshops, held at the Rosarito Beach Hotel. The two time Grammy Award winning mariachi divas, workshops, and cocktails with the stars.

October 1-3. 8am. Mariachi y Ballet Folklorico Festival/Workshops. Rosarito Beach Hotel.  6th Annual

October 2-4. Friday-Sunday. EnTijuanaArte Art Event — Cecut, Tijuana  and competitions between U.S. and Mexican mariachis, singing and dancing.  (661) 100 6066 or (858) 240 2360 or Facebook it again.

Oct 8-12 Baja Culinary Fest — Tijuana, stay tuned for more info.

Oct 14-18 Tijuana Tequila Expo Festival — Tijuana, stay tuned for more info.

October 1 November. Saturday-Sunday. KatrinaFest — IMAC Park, Rosarito