Rosarito Calendar of Events

November 16, 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 Published and unpublished writers welcome!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 Published and unpublished writers welcome!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 16-30. Monday to Monday. Voting continues for Best of Baja Awards.

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 21. Saturday. 7pm. 8th Anniversary of Blanca Madrigal Productions and Models, Red Carpet begins at 6pm. Salon America in Rosarito Beach Hotel. Parade of models, live music, entertainment, and much more. Info: Blanca Madrigal 661- 123-6750. Dress to impress.

November 19 to 22. Thursday to Sunday. Baja Writers Retreat. To make reservations or for more information contact John at 949 645-5100 or email

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 19, Thursday, 8:00 pm. VIP Casino Night to benefit the International Network of Hearts and La Casa del Jardin shelter. Donation: $30. Caliente Casino Hipodrome, 12027 Agua Caliente Blvd, Tijuana. Information: 664-380-0922; email:

November 21, Saturday, 12:11pm (Yes, that’s right). Sinking of Mexican warship Uribe 121 off the shore of Puerto Nuevo, to form new diving reef.  Parking along the street OK.  Boats may be rented to go out for a closer view, or you may take your boat out there for free. Or you can watch at the park Abelardo L . Rodríguez (behind BanaMex in central Rosarito) where screens will be placed to transmit the event live. Both entrances are free.

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 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 1. Tuesday. Early-bird deadline for guided tour to the Heartland in Tequila, Jalisco. $550 USD PP. 3 nights luxury accomodations from April 28 to May1, 2016. Includes  private tour of Tequila Fortaleza Distillery, walking tour of Guadalajara, ground transportation, some meals, gallons of good”tequila and tons of fun. (Airfare not included). 619-300-9102 or

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. 430pm. Cruz Roja Monte Carlo Night Mi Casa Supper Club, San Antonio del Mar (to the left before you turn to the guard shack).To benefit the Cruz Roja. $50 dlls per person (prepaid only). Includes welcome cocktail, appetizers and $200 dollars in gambling chips. Maryam Malak will perform. Contact Rose Peña 619/621-0292 or See the event page here and click “Going” if you are :

December 5. Saturday. Ugly Christmas Sweater Bar Crawl. Sign-up sheet is at Paradise Cove Tiki Bar. Seating is limited. $20 USD. Chris, Herbie, Breezy and Beau will be back in Baja for this annual classic.

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

December 5, Saturday, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm. Friends of the Library Holiday House Tour. The north tour will cover Real del Mar to Jolla Real (km 25) and the south tour will cover Vintage Furniture (km 29) to Plaza del Mar. Tickets at PayPal, International Mail Center, and Extreme Beauty. $18 & $30 for members; $20 & $35 for non-members.;

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 10. Thursday. 6pm to 12am. “People Helping People” Posada at Popotla Restaurant. $20 USD. Includes Sabor de Mexico buffet and entertainment, with live music performance by Maryam Malak. 661-614-9625 x1080 or email

December 11, Friday, 8:00 pm – 2:00 am. Corona Hotel. Yo Amo Rosarito Black and White Christmas Ball to benefit Catherine’s Kids orphanage. $22. Entertainment provided by Sonora Dinamita International Orchestra. Traditional Black and White attire, please. 661-116-2636.

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

December 12, Saturday, 8:00 pm. El Gran Concierto at Baja Convention Center. World famous mariachi symphony. Recording live for CD & DVD. Profits to benefit Rosarito’s Boys and Girls Club, the Baja and Queretaro Youth Orchestras, and San Diego State University’s Love Library. $64.29; or at a table $106.49; or VIP table $370.24.

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.

May 7, 2016. Saturday. 10am. Rosarito to Ensenada 50 mile Bike Ride.