Rosarito Calendar of Events

November 2, 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. Carmen Dominguez, 661-612-3659.

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. Susan Smith, 661-100-6066, U.S. 858-240-2360.

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 Published and unpublished writers welcome!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:

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. Susan Smith, 661-100-6066, U.S. 858-240-2360.

Every Second Thursday. 10am. Cruz Roja volunteers general meeting at Rosarito Beach Hotel. Provides assistance in case of accidents or disasters. Rosie Pena, 664-976-0613, U.S. 619-621-0292.

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 Published and unpublished writers welcome!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:

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.

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. Judy Westphal, 661-614-1113.

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.

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.

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

November 6. Friday. 4 to 8pm. 4th Festival del Huesos with Son de la Baja, featuring catrina contest, altar contest, skeleton contest. Live music, traditional food. 20 pesos, or 15 in advance. At Secundaria. Tecnica 13, in Primotapia, parte alta.

Nov 6. Friday. 9pm. Special Appearance of Charles Burton with the JL Blues Project in Playas de Tijuana, at the Artist BBQ Lounge, across from WalMart. Use underground parking. Gregory James 664-609-9755.

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 9. Monday. 1pm. Cruz Roja Primotapia Awareness Day with an open community meeting at Splash. Meeting regarding the proposed thrift store to open in Primo Tapia, to help fund an ambulance to be positioned in Primotapia. Reminder, in Rosarito, ambulance rides are free to the community.

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;

November 14, Sunday, 12:00 - 4:00 pm. Launch Party for the Gorgeous Women of Baja Calendar 2016 at Sunio Bar and Restaurant at Castillos del Mar. New and returning models will be present to sign calendars. 20% of profits to benefit local charities: USBC, C.A.M.E., and St. Paco’s. Information:; phone: MX: 664-609-3321; U.S: 1-619-537-8929.

November 15. Sunday. 8am. Low-cost pet sterilization clinic in Tijuana. Various areas, call for more information. Gabriela Esquivel at 664-609-2269, or Gabriel Rios at 664-115-1417.

November 19. Thursday. 11am. Friends of the Library No Limit Texas Hold ‘em Poker Tournament at Club Marena, $30 buy-in, 48 players maximum. David Merino at 664-904-3106 or 619-800-7941.

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

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: or Dave Merino: 664-904-3106 or 1-629-800-7941.

November 21 Saturday, 1:00 pm USBC Thanksgiving dinner at La Maroma Bar (at north end of Rosarito). Members: $12; Guests: $15.  Dave Eliot:, 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.

November 22. Sunday. 9am. 2nd Annual Car Show at The Lighthouse Sports Bar Km 58.8 in La Mision. For more information, or to enter a car, contact 646-227-4301.

November 21, Saturday. Sinking of the vessel Uribe to form Baja’s first artificial reef, off the coast of Puerto Nuevo. More information to follow.

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 Phone 664-609-3451, email:

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

December 3. Thursday. Cruz Roja Damas Christmas Bazar

December 3, Thursday, 6:00 – 8:00 pm. Meet award-winning author Viola Canales. Appetizers and no host bar, sponsored by the Friends of the Library, at John Hall Furnishings, on the Boulevard, south of the Pemex/7-11.  Book-signing with this year’s Rosarito Lee selection, The Tequila Worm, available in English and Spanish. For more information: Free.

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.; Annie Saravera:

December 11. Friday. 8pm to 2am. Gala Posada at the Corona Plaza Hotel for the benefit of Catherine’s Kids Orphanage. C$350 pesos. Live music. 664-408-5893.

December 12. Saturday. Night Market at FoodGarden in Tijuana, Zona Rio. Live music, different band every hour. Line-up TBD.

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 $60 dlls, $100 dlls, VIP gala dinner: $350 dlls per person.

December 12. Third annual campout at the Kumiai Indian Reserve. Adopt a Kumiai family with a Christmas food box costing $30, including blankets, toys, clothes, and food. Non-perishable foods may also be donated at KaBaCo by the Sea and Charly’s Taqueria. For more information:; phone: 661-116-3050.

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.