February 3, 2017 12:58 am

February 5th – Super Bowl 51 Nearly every bar in Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo will be offering Super Bowl parties for vacationing guests and locals to enjoy. In the Cabo San Lucas downtown strip, the game will be available on a dizzying array of large plasma flat screen TV sets found at Desperados, Cabo Blue, Cabo Cantina, Hooliganz Corner Bar, Tanga Tanga, Jungle Bar, Rockstone, El Squid Roe, and Cabo Wabo. Along the Marina and at the beach, the Super Bowl can be seen at Solomon’s Landing, Captain Tony’s, Ecocat Bar, Tiki Bar, Baja Cantina, Mango Cantina, Baja Brewing, and Mango Deck. Every hotel in either city and those along the 24 mile corridor will offer the game at any one of the many bars on their beautiful resort grounds. In San Jose del Cabo, look for the game to be shown at Rock N Brews, The Barn Bar, Baja Brewing Company, Retro Burger Bar, Cuervo’s House, and Shooter’s Sports Bar. The world wide FOX sports broadcast of the National Football League Championship game from NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas, begins at 4:30 p.m. and features the always popular halftime entertainment show; which this year will be the Lady Gaga.

February 5th – Constitution Day

February 5, 2016 marks the national federal holiday and celebration of the country’s constitution, which was first drafted into law in 1917. On Monday, February 6th, banks, schools and government offices are closed in observance of this holiday. In Cabo San Lucas, families celebrate with picnics at Medano Beach, Santa Maria and Chileno beaches and small barbecue gatherings throughout the city. A small parade will also take place in San Jose del Cabo.

February 11th-12th – The Todos Santos Open Studios Tour

The 8th Annual Todos Santos Open Studio will be held on the weekend of February 11 & 12, from 10 am to 4 pm, with proceeds to benefit the children’s art program at the Palapa Society of Todos Santos. Advance ticket sales can be purchased at $10 USD each at the Tecolote Book Store located on Calle Juarez. Tickets can also be ordered online at ts.studiotour@gmail.com or www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2621609. Same day tickets can also be obtained at Tecolote Book Store, with a two day ticket purchase priced at $200 pesos. The Todos Santos Open Studio Tour draws hundreds of people who are curious to see working art studios, meet the artists and perhaps have a personal dialogue with them. Visitors are able to meet artists in their studios and purchase their art. Participating artists include painters, sculptors, photographers, muralists, plein air painters, encaustic artists, jewelers, printmakers, collage artists, potters and wood turners. There are 41 artists that are part of the Open Studio tour which includes painters; Penny Brozda, Azia Coffman, Michael Cope, Marshall Dahlquist, and Ezra Katz among others. Emanuela Gardner, Vic Kirby, are the two photographer’s displaying their work, while Benito Ortega Vargas is the sole sculpture whose art will be available. For more information please visit: facebook.com todossantosopenstudiotour.

February 12th – Los Cabos Half Marathon/5K

The Los Cabos Half Marathon takes place in downtown San Jose del Cabo’s historical central plaza, where the spectacular fitness event and long distance competition will start at 7:00 a.m. From downtown’s Historical Plaza Mijares, the mostly flat 13.1 mile race, will take runners over the bridge to the Puerto Los Cabos Marina and return along the same route; taking participants by the San Jose del Cabo Estuary to the finish. There are two challenging slopes in the race. Online registration is available until February 11th at the Palacio Municipal until 8:00 p.m. The half marathon cost is $60 US dollars, while fees for the 6.2 mile 10K and 3.1 mile 5K are just $25 USD. Plaza Mijares, will be the start and finish for every one of the three distance races. Last year’s 2016 half marathon winners consisted of men’s champion Elisha Korrir in one hour, ten minutes and 23 seconds (1:10:23) while the women’s gold medal winner Genoveva Jelagat Kigen clocked 1:20:21; ten minutes behind!. For the men, Luis Alejandro Garcia Rangel was 2nd (1:11:46) and Louis Moreau 3rd (1:16:50). In the women’s half, Alexa Roudayna de La Huerta Susilla was 2nd (1:24:21) with Lindsay Beaver 3rd in 1:32:49. The top three finishers of the Men’s and Women’s 5K were Abraham Noguez Eguizabal (16:39), Luis Fernando Garcia Gaona (17:09) and Jesus Murillo Marquez (17:37) for the guys and Daniella Gomez Lamadrid (19:55), Brenda Adeline Villazana Hilario (21:03) and Zayeptzy Garcia (21:29) for the ladies. There is a also an exciting, spectacular, fun and festive post race Mexican Fiesta. For complete event information and race schedule please call (619) 869-5995 or visit: www.loscaboshalfmarathon.com or www.mediomaratonloscabos.com

February 17th-18th – SAN JOSE JAZZ WEEKEND

The 5th Annual free admission San Jose Jazz Festival Weekend will once again be held at Plaza del Pescador, along the Hotel Zone where the popular growing event attracts vacationing guests and tourists as well as jazz loving aficionados from local nearby cities of Cabo San Lucas, Todos Santos, and La Paz. The SJDC Jazz Fest Weekend entertains hundreds of local jazz, blues, jazz fusion and flamenco music enthusiasts from all over the world. Aside the from the harmonious sidewalk tunes, the San Jose del Cabo Jazz Fest, also features paintings from local artists and an array of succulent foods offered by Plaza del Pescador dining establishments and other chefs and restaurants from the SJDC area. The first performances begin at 6:00 p.m on Friday night. Groups perform at every top of the hour starting at 6:00 p.m., 7:00, 8:00, 9:00, 10:00 and closing acts at 11:00 at night. Featured musicians include Jonathan Rubalcava, Marco Tulio Lopez, Nahuel Bailo, Memo Ruiz, Diego Ramirez, Grupo Paxx, Jorge Tito Rodriguez, Javier Cantu, Carolina Vargas, Pepe Suarez, and Raul Carmona. Other artists include Javier ”Kukin” Carmona Jazz Band, Arturo Ramirez, `and Leopoldo Ladron de Guevara . For a complete program please visit www.sanjosejazzweekend.com/Joomla/ or call (624) 154-8510.

February 21st – 28th – Todos Santos Art Festival

The seven day long, 20th Annual Art Festival in Todos Santos, takes place this year from February 21 – 28. The magical city of Todos Santos, will host artists of every skill, musicians of various styles and even filmmakers, displaying their new projects at this fascinating spectacle that first began in 1997. Organized by Jose Barajas, The TS Art Festival will feature live music, dance and theater performances as well as the highly touted local artists showcasing traditional Mexican culture, as well as piano and poetry recitals. The festival offers painting and drawing exhibitions. Artisans from different areas of Baja California and Mexico set up next to the yellow-colored Catholic church, where they sell arts and crafts from this region and the mainland. The week-long celebration of Mexican culture that features live music, dance and theatre performances, painting and drawing exhibitions, lectures on local environmental and social issues, piano and poetry recitals is an event not to miss. Artisans from different parts of Mexico also set up shop next to the church to sell their crafts.

February 23rd – 28th – Carnaval La Paz

The Baja California State Capitol City of La Paz, will once again host their 17th annual Brazilian-style Carnaval from Thursday, February 23 until Fat Tuesday, February 28, 2016. This year’s theme will be “El Juego de la Vida” or “The Game of Life”. Since its inception, Carnaval has become the grandest event on the La Paz social calendar, drawing hundreds of thousands of people each year. Following Christian Easter Calendar tradition, Carnaval historically ends on Fat Tuesday, the day before Ash Wednesday. Carnaval La Paz is a family event, with modest parades, food booths and cultural events. Attended by a cross section of Baja California Sur, it is most popular with young people in their early twenties. The Baja Carnaval Queen visits the jail, orphanage and old folks home to bring the spirit of Carnaval to those that can’t attend. The parade nights always bring out the best crowds (Sunday, Monday and Tuesday, the last three nights) and the float costumes are about as racy as things get in this family town. The main stage is located near the kiosk (bandstand) on the Malecon at the foot of 16th of September Street.

February 26th – The Los Barriles Dog Show

The Los Barriles Dog Show, an event devised by Emma Nicholson – The Baja Kenel Club – and Tracey Lewis is expected to attract twice as many spectators and participants in heir second edition, building on the huge success of the 2015 show that saw over 150 dogs competing, and over $5,000 raised for spaying and neutering activities across the East Cape. Emma Nicholson, Baja Kennel Club, comments: “The success of the first show was beyond our expectations…The feedback from communities, from Cabo to La Paz, confirms that we can expect many more people in 2017. We hope the show will become one of the largest charity tourist events in Baja by uniting people through their love for their dogs.” The proceeds from the show will go to local East Cape charities ALMA, Amigos De Animales and SNAP to support essential spay and neuter clinics. Emma Nicholson continues: “We’re delighted that we have secured four times the amount of sponsorship for the 2017 event. Any interested sponsors can choose between platinum, gold, silver or bronze level sponsorship options. In return, every sponsor will be supported by a Sponsor Manager and a publicity plan to promote their brand’s involvement in the show before, during and after the event.” Interested vendors or sponsors contact: Emma Nicholson emma@bajakennelclub.com Facebook: Los Barriles Dog Show www.bajakennelclub.com]]>