Summer issue!

The summer issue of El Calendario is on the streets.

This issue features art by Vincent Lamote and stories about Agro-biodiversity in Baja California Sur, Fiestas Tradicionales de Todos Santos, the Hogar del Niño and the Legend of the Hummingbird. Don’t worry–we still have your favorite articles like Baja Biology, El Cielo, and Tiny Town as well maps of Todos Santos, La Paz and area beaches.

Pickup a copy today in Todos Santos, Pescadero or La Paz.

Next week, you’ll be able to find us in Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo too!

When you pick up your issue, please thank the local business where you pick it up. Can’t find a copy? Tell ‘em about us!

And don’t forget–we’ll be keeping the events up to date all summer long.

Ciao~

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Live music, zumba and more!

Jazz at La Encantada

We’ve been busy here at “El Calendario” getting the last issue of the season to the printers. That doesn’t mean that things aren’t still happening now!

There’s lots of live music this weekend…
If you’re in La Paz, catch live jazz and bossanova with “7 clouds to heaven” at La Encantada galeria, deli y cava.

Spending the weekend in Todos Santos? No worries. “Riddim Forz” will be heating up the dance floor at Hotel California with their reggae music. The fun starts at 8 pm. No Cover.

Or enjoy dancing under the stars to salsa, rumba, cumbia and more live cuban music with Noralys Cantero on the Guaycura Hotel Sky Deck. Music starts at 7:30 p.m.

But we’re not just about music and dancing here. We’ve also been busy updating the info on Farmer’s Markets and Zumba classes.

Click on “Events,” “Weekly” and “Group Activities” for all the latest on these events and more!

Ciao!

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Events!

Do you know when the 15th Festival del Arte Todos Santos takes place? Waiting to catch the next Festival de Cine Todos Santos?

How about the next Home and Garden, Artists’ Studios or Historic Home Tour?

~ ART ~ MUSIC ~ TOURS ~ GRAND OPENINGS ~

All the BIG upcoming events for Fall 2011 and Winter/Spring 2012 are right HERE and we’re updating all the time.

Bookmark our Blog in your favorites and click on “Events” for all the details.

~Ciao

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Renowned tenor Alberto Angel comes to La Paz!

Internationally renowned Mexican tenor Alberto Angel “El Cuervo” will be performing an intimate piano concert one night only at La Encantada galeria / cava / deli in La Paz on May 27. Alberto Angel will be opening a show of his art along with performing in the beautiful garden setting. Tickets are $600 pesos and include wine and a delicious platter of imported cheeses, fruits and crusty bread. Reserve your tickets early for this special event!

Click on the link to see Alberto Angelo in a 1995 performance: Alberto Angel El Cuervo -NO NIEGUES QUE ME QUISISTE

Click on “Events” for more information. For reservations call: 612 140 0391 or email: laencantada.galeriacavadeli@gmail.com

Ciao~

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The end of April

There’s still lots to do in the few days left this month…

If you missed ‘Abel’ during the 8th annual Festival de Cine or would like to see it again, now’s your chance to catch it–Thursday night at La Esquina.

Celebrate International Dance Day this Friday night with “Traveling The World Through Dance.” A magnificent dance show with spectacular costumes by Ballet Libertadores. The show is a tribute to Profra. Rosa María Rolland Beltrán for her 33 years of promoting culture and dance in Todos Santos and starts at the plaza and then goes to the theater.

Saturday, all day and all night, is the 3rd annual San Jose del Cabo Organic Festival with live music, performances, workshops and beer!

You can also catch live music Saturday night at the Hotel Guaycura and Hotel California.

Hotel Guaycura is featuring Rumba-pop by “Los Pulpos en su tinta” and appetizers on the Sky Deck.
Hotel California will have live music by “Agua Luz,” Margaritas, Beers, and Dancing!

If your in La Paz Saturday night, don’t miss La Pazion de La Pazta’s 20th Anniversary Celebration featuring an Eclectic Buffet “Vieje Culinario” and piano concert by the super talent Rodolfo Henkel from Cabo, Fernando Ruan, and special guest Geneviève Bergold.

End your weekend and start the new month with an Indian Curry Night at Hotelito. Five different curries, Cucumber raita, Dahl, Basmati rice, mango chutney, and desert!

Click on ‘Events’ for more details on all of the above and much, much more!

~Ciao

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Charles C. Stewart 1922-2011

Charles at his 85th Birthday party.

Charles Stewart, may he rest in peace.

Artist Charles Stewart was known as the “founding father” of the Todos Santos artist’s community. He and his wife Mary Lou Stewart moved to Todos Santos in 1985.

“Painting is life: it is for the artist to make paint and canvas live. It does not matter whether it be recognizable in concept but in execution, the work must come alive. On this plane everyone can understand, can feel. To me theories, paint and brushes, canvas textures are a mere means, not the end.” — Charles Stewart.

To talk with Charles about color was to be totally immersed in a vibrancy of feeling that could carry you through an ordinary day totally absorbed by the life around you. But, on the other hand, you really didn’t want him to get started on the subject of “The War.” His art has been cataloged by the Smithsonian and collected by many in the US, Canada, and Europe.

Mary Lou and Charles Stewart

Mary Lou is now living in Taos, New Mexico at an elder care residence. When spoken with last Sunday, she was in good spirits and said that Charles was ready to go. Charles had had a couple of bad days with indigestion and was always very tired. He passed on Saturday, April 8th, sometime after noon as the nurse had gone to check on him and see if he wanted any lunch and he sent her away saying he just wanted to sleep. On checking in a few hours later, he was gone. He would have turned 90 on May 22nd. For many in Todos Santos, he was the founding father of the “extranjero” community and will always be remembered fondly.

Charles is survived by his wife, Marylou, and his son.

The last time that “El Calendario” featured Charles’ work was May 2007. For a look at this issue, click here.

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abcs Photographic Dictionary of Sudcalifornia

“ABCS” is a photographic dictionary which strives to spread the culture, the natural environment and identity of Baja California Sur. It contains our everyday words, for example playa, chinolear, maleconear or ¡puchi! ABCS invites photographers to choose one or several of the 900 words which exist in “ABCS” and illustrate them with photos which you have taken.

Anyone from Baja California Sur, México, may participate, including individuals who are not currently residing in the State.
The photo(s) should describe or represent the State of Baja California Sur, its people and activities in everyday context, included in the list of regional vocabulary.

Photos will be accepted only via Web submission in .jpg format from 3 to 10 megabytes, color or black and white. Submissions must not have been previously published. In case of printed photos, they should be scanned following the aforementioned characteristics. Submitted photos may not include any signatures, seals or other form of digital marking. Studio photos will not be eligible or considered by the Selection Committee, nor will photos which have previously won other photo competitions.

Each participant may upload a maximum of two photos per vocabulary term; the number of terms for which one can contribute, is unlimited. Upon close of the submission period, the photos will be selected for publication in the book ABCS, Diccionario Fotográfico de Sudcalifornia.

Hurry! You have only until May 14th to enter your photos!

For more information, visit their website at: http://www.abcs.com.mx

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Blue Ocean Film Festival & Wild Sea

Coming this next week…

The largest collection of films about the ocean and a presentation of Serge Dedina PhD’s new book “Wild Sea” Eco Wars and Surf Stories from both coast of the Californias. Presented by Wildcoast / CostaSalvaje International Community Foundation and Code Blue Foundation. Admission is free. Don’t miss it!
In English
- April 2nd at the San Jose Organic Market in San Jose del Cabo
- April 3rd at the Los Barriles Art Festival in Los Barriles
- April 4th at Dreams Spa & Resort in Los Cabos
- April 6th at Galeria Galeria, Revolucion #590 & Juarez in La Paz
- April 7th at La Esquina on the Otro Lado in Todos Santos.
For more information: contacto@costasalvaje.com 613 104 3578
Location: La Paz at: Galeria Galeria, Revolucion #590 y Juarez
For show times (in English and Spanish) click on ‘Events.’
Ciao~
http://www.costasalvaje.com

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Todos Santos House and Garden tour

by Victoria Sepulveda
The vibrant community of Todos Santos is looking forward to the return of the popular Home and Garden Tour to be held on Saturday, April 9th. We are excited to share 8 beautiful homes and gardens with docents and owners on the premises to guide you and answer questions. Registration will begin at 10 AM at La Esquina Restaurant north of town (directional arrows will be posted) and shuttle vans will take you to the homes, which will be accessed through moderate walking. Selected restaurants in town will be offering 15 % discount for participants with the tour wristband.

The lovely oasis town of Todos Santos provides a perfect environment to grow a wide variety of plants, from palms to desert species to tropicals. For the garden lover it provides an opportunity to enjoy beautiful gardens and to pick up ideas that may apply your own garden. The new list of homes will be a delight to share since our Baja life style allows us to create unique and truly personal “casas.”

The House and Garden Tour costs $150 pesos. This unique experience is sponsored by Escuela Pacifica, Todos Santos’ SEP certified (Mexican Federal Education System certified) bi-lingual elementary school that offers quality education from second to sixth grade to local children.

EP is attended by both Spanish and English native speakers with a varied level of language abilities. EP’s current student body reflects its mission statement of integrating the community and is composed of 12 Mexican born and three American born students. Teachers Serena Saltzman and Jaqueline Pavia bring years of high quality educational experience to this school, enabling local and foreign born students to create strong bonds and friendships and enhance their life-long educational skills. This non-profit school offers scholarships, sponsorships and work-in-trade programs. For more information, visit their website at: http://www.escuelapacifica.org

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Todos Santos Artist’s Studio Tour

27 Artists in Todos Santos are opening their Studios for YOU on Sunday March 20th, from 10 am – 5 pm. Don’t miss it!

You will be able to visit with each artist in their own environment, see them at work and converse with them about their individual techniques and subject matter of what they create.

Tickets are $100 pesos and will be sold at Cafelix: Thursday 3/17, Friday 3/18 and Saturday 3/19 from 10 am – 1 pm and on Sunday 3/20 from 9 am – 3 pm. (proceeds will be donated to the Children’s Art Program of The Palapa Society).

With the purchase of your ticket you will get a “red bracelet” and a map with all the artists locations. This bracelet will also give you a 20% discount at 18 restaurants in town the day of the tour.

Purchase your tickets ahead so that you will have all day to visit the artists.

Check out their video interview: http://www.gringogazette.tv/featured/todos_santos_art_studio_tour.html

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