Rosarito Calendar of Events

October 19, 2015 Edition

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 Wednesday, 12:00 pm. Writer’s Workshop at Eden Restaurant, (next to Cruz Roja Thrift Store). Published and unpublished writers welcome! Bring samples (3-7 pages) of your work to share.   Marsh Cassady: marshcassady@yahoo.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, 664-976-0613, U.S. 619-621-0292. wosiepena@yahoo.com

Every Wednesday, 12:00 pm. Writer’s Workshop at Eden Restaurant, (next to Cruz Roja Thrift Store). Published and unpublished writers welcome! Bring samples (3-7 pages) of your work to share. For more information, contact Marsh Cassady: marshcassady@yahoo.com.

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.

October 23. Friday. International Music Festival Allegro at Rosarito Beach Hotel, free.

October 23 to 25. Friday to Sunday. International Music Festival Allegro at Rosarito Beach Hotel. Concerts, workshops and conferences.  Ensenada Antiqua, Vito Nicola Paradiso, Sinfónica Juvenil de playas and other artists. All concerts are free.

 

October 23, Friday, 1:00 pm. Baja Scholarship Foundation Food and Wine Pairing luncheon at Susanna’s Restaurant, with El Cielo. $40 per person includes the pairing, tax, tip and door prize ticket. Must be purchased in advance through PayPal, or  check (made to BSF) or cash may be delivered to Susanna’s. PO Box 439060, PMB 652, San Diego, 92143. RSVP: BSFStudents@aol.com. 100% of funds go to scholarships.

October 23 to 25. Friday to Sunday. International Music Festival Allegro at Rosarito Beach Hotel. Concerts, workshops and conferences. Ensenada Antiqua, Vito Nicola Paradiso, Sinfónica Juvenil de playas and other artists. All concerts free.

October 24, Baja Spay and Neuter Event. More later

October 24, Saturday, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm Christmas in October, Rosarito Beach Christian Church Fundraiser and Bazaar benefiting local outreach ministries including Los Angelitos Orphanage, Rey de Justica Church, RBCC Medical Clinic, and the Sister Guadalupe ministries in Primo Tapia. Km 42.6 on the free road. Activities include bake sale, cake walk, face painting and children’s activities.

October 25, Sunday, 12:00 – 7:00 pm. Steak and Lobster Festival at Rosarito Beach Hotel gardens.  live music, folk dancers. $20 per entrée/drink. Sponsored by CANIRAC. Information: 661-612-0700 or 612-0396. Email: CANIRAC.rosarito@gmail.com. Free.

ctober 25. Sunday. Deadline for ordering the 2016 Calendars of The Gorgeous Women of Baja at the reduced price of only $15 USD. Launch party dates, times and locations to be announced soon. For questions, or for placing your orders, contact Chuck Smith at 619-537-8929. email

October 28, Wednesday, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm. Theatrical directing class by Oswell Melton at Rosarito Theatre Guild (1 block south of Elektra on Benny Juraez.) Subjects include casting, blocking, lighting and much more. For ages 17 and above. Cost: $15, members; $20, non-members, and must be paid in advance. Fees refunded if minimum not met. Information: Oswell Melton, email: omelton@aol.com; phone: MX: 661-119-9214; US 1-619-356-6454.

October 31. Saturday. 6pm. Indian music concert at Tijuana CECUT, in the Sala Carlos Monsivais, featuring music from the northern areas of India. Come hear the rich, exotic sounds of the sitar, tabla and contrabajo. Tickets $10 USD. www.cecut.gob.mx

October 31. Saturday. 4pm. Zombie 5K Run, Run for your LIFE!!! — Parque Morales, Av Insurgentes 16000 Rio Tijuana 3rd Stage Tijuana, Mexico 01 664 900 0014 http://zombieruntj.masporti.tv/ 12 years old and under must be accompanied by an adult. Adults $200 pesos, Kids $180 pesos.

October 31 to November 1. Saturday to Sunday. 12am to 11pm. KatrinaFest — IMAC at Abelardo L. Rodriguez Park, next to the main library, behind the Banamex, central Rosarito. Parade of Katrinas , music, Mexican food, craft beer , pulque , tequila , games, dancing, altars, skeletons , contests , art exhibition, tradition, party and more . http://www.katrinafestart.com/

October 31, Saturday, 2:00 pm, Halloween costume party at El Pescador Restaurant and Bar (Km 44 on the free road). Entertainment includes music by Julio Acosta and karaoke. Information: 661-614-0854

October 31. Saturday. 4pm. Zombie 5K run for your life!!! — Parque Morales, Av Insurgentes 16000 Rio Tijuana 3rd Stage Tijuana, Mexico 01 664 900 0014 http://zombieruntj.masporti.tv/ 12 years old and under must be accompanied by an adult. Adults $200 pesos, Kids $180 pesos.

October 31 – November 1, Saturday and Sunday,  noon to 10:00 pm: Katrina Fest 2015 at IMAC park (near the main library, behind Banamex bank) in Rosarito. Traditional food, dancing, music, and Katrina/Katrine costumes. Free.

November 1 Sunday. 2am. Set clocks back one hour.

November 7. Saturday. BajaPalooza at the Lighthouse Sports Bar and Restaurant, km 58.8 on free road, at exit for La Mision. 4th Anniversary of the bar. Confirmed bands include Pachuco Blues, Maryam Malak (El Angel de la Cancion), KidNoise, Tita Ghoz y La Noche, Tijuana Jazz Collective, Boomerang, Young Blood, and more. Roasted Pig Buffet.

November 14, Saturday, 7:00pm – 1:00 am. Dinner with mariachi at the Rosarito Beach Hotel Salon Mexicano. Celebrate Mexico’s revolution. Tickets $275 pesos (about $18.00) includes Mexican dinner buffet, music and activities for children. Mexican Attire contest, raffles and prizes. Information: phone: 01-800-265-2322 or 661-612-1126; www.rosaritobeachhotel.com.

November 19, Thursday, 11:00 am, Friends of the Library No Limit Texas Hold ‘Em Tournament.  Club Marena Clubhouse.  Doors open at 10:00 am. Reservations required; 48 person max. $30 buy-in. Prizes! 50% of pot goes to Friends of the Library. Information: Friendsofthelibrary.com.mx or Dave Merino: 664-904-3106 or 1-629-800-7941.

November 19 to 22. Thursday to Sunday. Baja Writers Retreat.

November 21 Saturday, 1:00 pm USBC Thanksgiving dinner at La Maroma Bar (at north end of Rosarito). Members: $12; Guests: $15.  Dave Eliot: dave.eliot@gmail.com, or 661-100-6240 or 1-619-488-3303. Of course there will be turkey! The bad news: sautéed brussels sprouts. No pumpkin pie for you until you eat your Brussel sprouts.

October TBD. Battle of the Bands. Prizes will include: Recording Studio Time, Custom CD Replication, Musical Instruments, Cash and prizes provided by sponsors.

November 20 & 21, Cruz Roja Damas Christmas Bazaar. More later

November 27, 28, 29, Friday – Sunday, holiday theatrical performance of “This Wonderful Life!” at the Rosarito Theatre Guild. Friday: 7:00 pm; Saturday and Sunday, 2:00 pm. Reservations online with credit card or PayPal at www.rosaritotheatre.org. Phone 664-609-3451, email: rosaritotheatreboxoffice@gmail.com.

December 2, Flying Sams monthly luncheon, White Elephant Gift Exchange. More later

December 3. Thursday. Cruz Roja Damas Christmas Bazar

December 4. Friday. Cruz Roja Monte Carlo Night — Mi Casa Supper Club

December 5. Saturday. Cruz Roja Thrift Store Holiday Sale, behind Waldo’s in central Rosarito.

December 5, Friends of the Library Holiday Home Tour. More later

December 5 Saturday, 6:00 pm USBC Holiday Ball at Rosarito Beach Hotel. $30 per person (tables of 8 or 10 available). Music by Pachuco Blues. Rose Dillon: 661-120-4491. 2015holidayball@gmail.com; Annie Saravera: anastasiia.mx@gmail.com.

December 12. Saturday. 8pm. Gran Conciert de Gala de Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlan with a

Bi-National symphony orchestra in the Baja California Center, Rosarito Beach. 01 664 609 7900 contacto@bccenter.mx. $60 dlls, $100 dlls, VIP gala dinner: $350 dlls per person.

February 28 to March 1. Friday to Sunday. Rosarito Theater Guild presents: Ladies Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill. 664- 609-3451 Box Office.