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Barra de Navidad & Melaque Journal - January

Autographed guitar

Here’s an opportunity to win a Carlos Santana autographed guitar by supporting Tiopa Tlanextli (Sanctuary of Light), a community and health center in Autlan.

Since September 2006, Tiopa Tlanextli has been providing medical/dental care, education, telemedicine and community support at no charge to the residents of Autlán and its surrounding area.  Its mission is to provide its services with love, courtesy, humility and quality to the most vulnerable people in the community, including children, the elderly and the indigenous.

The center’s main benefactor is famed musician Carlos Santana, who was born in Autlan before moving to Tijuana and then California at the age of eight.

Various prizes – in addition to the guitar – are being raffled off to raise funds for this important labor.

The first prize of a PRS SE Santana Lion Model IV guitar, autographed by Santana himself, includes a cover and stand. Second prize consists of two VIP tickets to a Santana concert in 2018 (date and venue to be announced).  Third and fourth prizes are Palmer guitars donated by Hermes Music (not autographed) and fifth prize is a package of an autographed telemedicine shirt, CD and sticker.

Tickets can be purchased in Barra de Navidad from Froylan Velezquaz, of Sr. Froy’s Casa Mia, at Calle Filipinas 66, from now until the end of January. They cost 100 pesos each. The draw will be held on February 11

Tickets can also be purchased at www.TiopaTlanextli.org/boletos. Only 5,000 will be made available. Prizes will be delivered to the winners at their place of residence.

A concert, coordinated by Dr. Martín Sandoval Gómez, director of Tiopa Tlanextli, is scheduled for Sunday, January 21 on the Barra de Navidad Malecón featuring a Santana tribute band. Further details will be available at Sr. Froy’s.



Sock Hop, Silent Auction

The Costalegre Rotary Club is hosting a Sock Hop and Silent Auction on Thursday, January 25, 7 p.m. Dance to the sounds of H&R Rock, enjoy pulled pork on a bun with beans and coleslaw (served later in the evening), try your luck with the 50/50 draw and bid on a wide selection of items from the silent auction.

Admission is 300 pesos per person. Tickets are available from any Rotary Club member or call Teresa Linklater at (314) 125-0125. She is also accepting donations for the auction. The Rotary Club meets Wednesday mornings at 9 a.m. New members are always welcome.

January entertainment

Here is a current list of venues offering live music, spoken word and even a bit of cabaret. There is something for everyone on any given night of the week. Call the establishment directly to confirm their specific entertainment.


Backstage Bar and Bluewave Café, Av. Miguel López de Legazpi 200B. Cabaret: Tuesday 8 p.m.  Dance Night: Friday 8 p.m.  See Facebook for more info.

Besame Mucho, Calle Jalisco 13B, (315) 100-9362. Live music: nightly 7 p.m. Closed Wednesdays.

Cabo Blanco Hotel, Av. Armada and Av. Puerto de la Navidad. Jam by the Pool, Thursday, 1 p.m.

El Manglito’s Restaurant, Av. Veracruz 17, (315) 355-8128. Live music: Friday 7 p.m.

Marlena’s Restaurant, Av. Veracruz 167, (315) 355-8645. Live music: Monday, Thursday 7 p.m.

Sr. Froy’s La Casa Mia Restaurant, Calle Filipinas 66, (315) 109-4740. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 6:30 p.m.

Time Out Bar, Av. Miguel López de Legazpi 7. Live music: Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday 9:30 p.m.


Albatros Restaurant, Avenida Cabañas 36, (315) 355-5753. Live nusic: Wednesday, Friday, Sunday 7 p.m.

Alebrije Restaurant, Benito Juarez 43, 331-169-9975. Guitarist: Monday 6 p.m.; Pianist: Saturday 6 p.m.

Antiguo Bar Social (Jack and Ava’s), Calle Alvaro Obregón 5, (315) 355-5393. Live music: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 8 p.m.

Bistro Escondido, Las Palmitas 2, Melaque (near the earthquake hotel) (315) 355-6579. Live music: Thursday 6:30 p.m.; Sunday, 6 p.m.

Esmeralda’s Restaurant, Av. Gomez Farias 461, (315) 104-5647.  Open mic: Saturday 2 p.m.

Esquina Paraíso Bar (Styx), Calle Alvaro Obregón 13, (314) 162-4412. Live music: Wednesday 9 p.m.

La Oficina, Revolution 41, (315) 355-5982. Live nusic: Thursday, Saturday 8 p.m.; Open mic: Friday 8 p.m.

La Salamandra, Calle Abel Salgado 382, (315) 355-5530. Live music: Thursday, Friday, Saturday 7 p.m.; and Sunday 7:30 p.m.

Tito’s Place Restaurant Bar, Calle Las Palmas 27, (315) 109-9787. Live music: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 2 p.m.; Open mic: Wednesday 2 p.m.; Live music with Jorge: Sunday 4 p.m.

Vainilla Pimienta Restaurant, Calle Cabañas 4, (315) 110-3550. Live music: Friday, Saturday 7 p.m.

Viva Maria 1910 Restaurant, Calle Palmas 7, (315) 107-1973. Live music: Monday, Friday, Saturday 7 p.m.; Storytelling: Tuesday, Thursday 7 p.m.; Open mic: Wednesday 2 p.m.; H&R Rock: Sunday 2 p.m.