Tis The Season

No, not Christmas, high season! And along with it come the seasonal events.
BY: SONNY DAY

Although, by most accounts, there really wasn’t any low season in Los Cabos this year, many events were still put on hold for the sweltering summer months. Now, with the start of fall and Cabo’s official high season, things are getting up and running again. Here’s a rundown of some of your seasonal favorites that are coming back this month.

Mexico Tuesday Music Open now. Every Tuesday, 7:00 p.m. This is a newer weekly event in San Jose, having just started earlier this year. The streets are filled with music, starting with the mariachi band that parades through downtown (about a five block route). You can also enjoy other live music, dancing, and even some local artists selling their wares. For more information, find them on Facebook at facebook.com/MexicoTuesdayMusic. Actually, we’re talking about the art district, behind the church, not the part that is downtown where the tiangus, (local handicrafts), is usually set up, because that is torn up for construction.

Art Walk in San Jose Opening Thursday, Nov. 2. Every Thursday from 5:00 to 9:00 pm. This is one of the main weekly events during high season, drawing throngs of tourists to the Gallery District in downtown San Jose. You can visit the art galleries, which stay open late. Sip free wine while you take in their newest exhibitions. They close down the streets for it and there is often live music.

The Gallery District is also kicking off the season with a Day of the Dead celebration. Several galleries are setting up a Day of the Dead altar, but there will also be a contest for students and anyone who stumbles in.

For more information, visit their website at www.artcabo.com.

Organic/artisans market in Todos Santos Opening Wednesday, Nov. 1. Every Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Head over to La Esquina restaurant and you’ll find this market, featuring organic eggs, honey, locally made jewelry, beauty products, traditional baskets and more. You can also enjoy the sounds of Antonio Castillo Vargas playing classic Mexican guitar solos.

For more information, find them on Facebook at facebook.com/laesquinats.

Shoppes at Palmilla farmers market Opening Friday, Nov. 3. Every Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. This market offers some of the best fresh food you can find, including: locally grown fruits and vegetables, freshly baked artisan breads and pastries, fish so fresh they’re still toweling off, free-range/grass-fed meats and eggs, dairy products, jams and jellies, and prepared food, with organic, vegan and/or gluten free options available.

You can also find fresh-cut flowers and arts and crafts. It’s also a good chance to browse the Palmilla shops and galleries. Check out the booth with the home made chile, it’s really really good, and it’s hard to find chile in this country, it’s not a Mexican food. For more information, call 624-144-6999 or visit their website, www.theshoppesatpalmilla.com.

San Jose organic market Opening Nov. 4. Every Saturday, all day. This is the granddaddy of our armers markets. In addition to a vast array of organic produce, you can find handicrafts, books, critters to adopt, food to eat, live music and more, more, more!

Organizers tell us that this year will be some exciting new changes to the market, including a potential new location (the market has been just outside of downtown San Jose). Check their Facebook page for new updates, facebook.com/Sanjomo.

Liga Mac bookstore and thrift shop Opening in November. Every Tuesday and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. In addition to new and used books, you can find Liga Mac cookbooks, calendars and note cards, T-shirts, and seasonal items. The thrift store has donated clothing and household items, all in good condition (and feel free to drop off items you don’t want to be sold at the thrift store). Remember, all the money you spend goes towards supporting Liga Mac, which helps needy families in Los Cabos, so go with a full wallet.

You can find the bookstore/thrift shop in a converted house in San Jose, on Paseo de los Marinos in the Colonia Chamizal neighborhood. For more information, visit their website at www.ligamac.org.

If you’re looking for more events (seasonal or otherwise), be sure to check out our events and performing arts calendars – they’re in every issue! There’s plenty to keep you from getting bored.