By Justine Schock, your guide to the Cabo Social Scene

There’s never a dull moment in Los Cabos! Get an insider look at Cabo’s vibrant social scene and busy calendar of exciting and extravagant events.

The Spazmatics

On Saturday, November 17, The Spazmatics from Los Angeles rocked the Koral Center with an energetic and entertaining performance of cover songs from the 1980’s. Band members included “The Kevin” on vocals, “Ruben” on guitar, “Syd Sonic” on drums and “Mr. Wilkinson” on bass. The concept of the band is a throwback to Revenge of the Nerds, and members comically perform wearing neck braces, bowties, suspenders, pocket protectors, taped glasses and a whole lot of plaid. This special presentation was the first time The Spazmatics have come to Los Cabos and was a breath of fresh air for Cabo locals who are accustomed to the same Cabo nightlife and activities for tourists. The event was sponsored by Boardwalk Productions (who bring us the Los Cabos Open of Surf every June), Koral Shops, Koral Center, Koral Concierge, and El Merkado. The Koral Center is a one stop shop for everything including a shopping plaza, a hotel, business center, medical services, concierge agency, children’s area, spa, and a wide variety of dining options. Their location on the tourist corridor is easily accessed from Cabo and San José. @KoralCenter

Sabor A Cabo Rural

Sabor A Cabo Rural focuses on showing the authentic regional cuisine of the Baja in a family friendly atmosphere. On November 18, more than 250 people descended on Los Tamarindos organic farm-to-table restaurant in the quiet neighborhood of Animas Bajas. The yearly event aims to boost the economy of local farms and restaurants. Guests were invited to spend the day meandering through a field of food and drink booths while watching traditional Mexican dancing and live entertainment on the main stage. Enrique Silva, Event Director and Chef & Owner of Los Tamarindos announced this year’s revenues will be used by the new municipal DIF to improve dining rooms in and around Los Cabos. Participating restaurants and sponsors included: Los Tamarindos, Aleta Seafood Bar & Grill, Edith´s, The Office, La Pintada, Tres Sirenas, Restaurante Tequila, Nicksan, DOC, Casa San Jose 23400, La Galeria, Los Tres Gallos, Sigma Food Service, Doña Pame, Brasa Viva, Laurus/Sunset Monalisa, La Terminal de Cabo, Mi Cocina, Chileno Bay, DIF, Mezcal La Venia, Café La Vikina, Tequila Cabo Unico, Baja Wines, The Beer Shop, Baja Brewing Co., Packgreen, and Beverage World.

Bazar Navideño

On December 5 and 6, the Koral Shops hosted Bazar Navideño, a festive holiday themed market full of unique Christmas gifts and services. Shop offerings included handmade jewelry, a mix of high fashion and artisan clothing, home décor, handbags, children’s clothing accessories, flavored Mezcal, shoes, makeup, spa services, and more! Ladera San José also had a booth set up to explain their new residential housing project located in Cerro Colorado (behind the Koral Center) with houses starting at $399K and condos starting at $165K. If you missed the event, don’t worry! The Koral Shops are open daily with plenty of brands, products, and services for tourists, businessmen and locals. You are sure to find a treasure any time of year! @KoralShops

Carmina Burana

Carmina Burana is a collection of poems from the 11th-13th century. In 1936, German composer Carl Orf set 24 of these poems to music, including the vastly popular song “O Fortuna.” On November 17, the Rotary Club of Los Cabos brought a selection of Carl Orf’s music to life with more than 100 artists including a live orchestra, singers, and ballet dancers at the Cultural Pavilion in Cabo. Director Karen Lynne, along with soprano Carla Acosta, and baritones Luis Castillo and Daniel Cerón, put on a wonderful performance that captivated the audience and led to multiple standing ovations and encores. The performance benefited SMILES Los Cabos, who provide twice yearly surgical services to children afflicted with facial cleft deformities in and around Los Cabos. For me, this was a very special and nostalgic performance. After 18 years dancing ballet, Carmina Burana remains my favorite piece of music I ever had the opportunity to dance to.

Grand Opening of Mar del Cabo Boutique Hotel

On December 5, Mar del Cabo debuted their new boutique hotel located halfway between San José del Cabo and Cabo San Lucas. The evening included a cocktail reception and ribbon cutting ceremony, followed by room tours and party with live music on the beach. Formerly Marbella Suites, this is the sixth Velas Resort property, and the only property offering a European plan (not All-Inclusive). After a four-million-dollar renovation, Mar del Cabo opened its doors with 46 one- and two-bedroom suites and two penthouses. The property features stylish Mexico inspired decor and includes Encanto Restaurant serving local Baja dishes and coastal Mediterranean favorites, a bar, oceanfront spa and pool, and outdoor spaces to hold private events. Room rates start around $191 USD per night.

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