Monthly Archives: October 2017

Tropic of Cancer Concert Series Line Up Jan 2018 Todos Santos


Fun! The Tropic of Cancer Concert series, two weeks of live music in Todos Santos BCS, has announced the artist line up for the Jan 2018 fest.



The full 2018 TCCS lineup! Tickets:

Estamos emocionados de anunciar la lista completa del TCCS 2018! Entradas:

La Santa Cecilia
Nortec Collective Presents: Bostich+Fussible
Joan Osborne
The Autumn Defense
Julie Roberts
Denise Carlos of Las Cafeteras
La Victoria
Zane Carney
Daniel Donato
Tim Smith of Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds
Steve Poltz
Tunnel vision
Danny Masterson
Jim Oblon
Joe Firstman
Maria Carrelli
Andrew Leahey & the Homestead
Georgia English
Kenny Nelson Music
Ted Russell Kamp
Anthony D’Amato Music
Divier Guive
Rain and Left
Chris Paulson
Dead Man String Band
Steve Keys Band
Jenelle Aubade
Royal Johnson
Todos Santos the band
DJ Darling



Chez Laura French Restaurant Todos Santos Opens Oct 31st

Chez Laura French Restaurant Todos Santos Opens Oct 31st

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“Starting our Fourth Season!
Reopening this Tuesday, October 31.
Welcome!” –

Hidalgo entre Rangel y Cuauhtémoc
Todos Santos, Baja California Sur
Call 01 612 145 0847

La Esquina Artisan’s Market Opens Nov 1st 2017

La Esquina Artisan’s Market Opens Nov 1st 2017

The Farmer’s Market at La Esquina opens in Nov this year, and a new ‘Open Mic’ night debuts =) More details @


Rancho Buen Dia Veggie Stand Open for Season Todos Santos Organic Farm

Rancho Buen Dia Veggie Stand Open for Season Todos Santos Organic Farm

Rancho Buen Dia!



veggie stand is officially open for the season

Visit us from 9am-6pm 🍆🌱
We have:
– lettuce
– superfood greens mix
– arugula
– eggplant
– zucchini
– papaya
– cucumber

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Calle Topete
Todos Santos, Baja California Sur
Call 01 612 139 4017
Business Details
Parking Lot parking
Price Range
At Rancho Buen Día we are passionate about growing quality, organic food. Our specialties include mixed baby lettuce and a wide variety of the freshest veg

We are an organic farm located in Todos Santos, BCS, passionate about growing quality food that’s good for your body and the Earth.

Rancho Buen Día specializes in CSA memberships, the best baby lettuce mix and we also carry a wide variety of all organic vegetables as well as delicious pasture-raised chickens.


Music Heating Up Baja Surf Stomp Todos Santos

Music Heating Up Baja Surf Stomp Todos Santos


Surf Music Festy celebrates in Todos Santos at La Morena on Dec 8th


Catch Chris Paulson rocking in Todos Santos – next at La Morena Oct 20th

Join me for some of my performances too, next one is Oct 22nd at Todos Santos brewing

Get your tickets for the upcoming Tropic of Cancer Concert Series happening in January


and check out where to enjoy more stellar music in Todos Santos this season (Divier, Bill Levine, Zoe, Johnny Love, Pepe Sosa, Greg Kitchel, Johnny & Jewels Nation … & more more more) on the Facebook Feed @

El Legendario Fest Music Friday 13th October Todos Santos

El Legendario Fest Music Friday 13th October Todos Santos



Viva La Muerte……………..6:00 – 6:15
Divier Project………………..6:15 – 6:45
Bill Levine…………………….7:00 – 7:30
Johnny Love…………………7:45 – 8:15
Jenelle Aubade……………..8:30 – 9:00
Dimitri Kota…………………..9:15 – 9:45
Zoë & The Mischief………10:00 – 10:30


What are you doing this Friday the 13th?
In Todos Santos will be held in at the main square plaza, the first edition of “El Legendario Fest”
There will be music, cocktails, art and snacks.
The prices will be accessible so that you can donate freely in any purchase you make.

We hope that the community responds to this call and we can rebuff the collection goal, thus demonstrating our great gratitude for those who unconditionally risk their lives for us, so spread the word!

The fire department will accompany us and we will be glad to hear a little about their work, as well as invaluable safety tips!

The party starts at 6, this event benefits all of us!

Share your pics on instagram to be able to win gifts !
#somostodossantos #legendaryhelp #ellegendariofest


Qué harás este viernes 13?
En Todos Santos se realizará en La Plaza principal, la primera edición de “El Legendario Fest”
Habrá música, cócteles, arte y merienda.
Los precios serán accesibles con fines de que puedas donar libremente en cualquier compra que realices.

Esperamos que la comunidad responda a este llamado y podamos rebazar la meta de recaudación, demostrando así nuestro gran agradecimiento por aquellos que incondicionalmente ariesgan su vida por nosotros, así que pasa la voz!

El cuerpo de bomberos nos acompañará y tendremos el gusto de escuchar un poco sobre su labor, así como invaluables consejos de seguridad!

La cita es a partir de las 6, este evento es en beneficio de todos!

En el escenario:

Viva La Muerte……………..6:00 – 6:15
Divier Project………………..6:15 – 6:45
Bill Levine…………………….7:00 – 7:30
Johnny Love…………………7:45 – 8:15
Jenelle Aubade……………..8:30 – 9:00
Dimitri Kota…………………..9:15 – 9:45
Zoë & The Mischief………10:00 – 10:30

Durante el evento :

Permormance, danza con fuego, y más !

Comparte tus fotos y podrás participar en rifas y más!
#somostodossantos #ayudalegendaria #ellegendariofest



Day of the Dead Todos Santos 2017

Day of the Dead  Todos Santos 2017


Fiesta Día de Muertos – Todos Santos BCS Mexico 2017

“From November 1 to 4, patronage activities will be carried out to raise awareness of Todos Santos in its day and preserve the tradition of the day of the dead (through the exhibition and contest of altars, the parade and contest of catrinas, legends, the traditional bread fair and calaveritas and the offering of flowers to the sea); these activities will be complemented by artistic and cultural activities (such as the musical night and recital of Todos Santos, the gastronomic fair, the fashion show with catrinas, alternative poetry activities and the exhibition and photography contest)”

“Del 1 al 4 de Noviembre se llavarán a cabo actividades patronales para celebrar a Todos Santos en su día y preservar la tradición del Día de Muertos (mediante la exhibición y concurso de altares, el desfile y concurso de catrinas, los recorridos con personajes históricos y leyendas, la feria de pan tradicional y calaveritas y la ofrenda de flores al mar); estas actividades serán complementadas con actividades artísticas y culturales (como la noche musical y recital de Todos Santos, la feria gastronómica, el fashion show con catrinas, actividades alternas de poesía y la exhibición y concurso de fotografía)”

Info courtesy @Patricia Shipman

Patricia Echenique de Shipman

Jenelle Aubade Music Todos Santos Performance Schedule Fall 2017

Jenelle Aubade Music Todos Santos Performance Schedule Fall 2017

For my music fans, music loving friends, and enjoyers of a good evening out on the town in Todos Santos: my Season performance dates so far

Oct 22nd Sunday Sessions Todos Santos Brewing
Nov 2nd Thursday La Morena
Nov 9th Thursday La Morena
Nov 16th Thursday La Morena
Nov 23rd T-day Thursday La Morena
Nov 30th Thursday La Morena
Dec 7th Thursday La Morena
Dec 14th Thursday La Morena

Todos Santos Writer’s Workshop 2018

Todos Santos Writer’s Workshop 2018

Time to sign up!

“The 2018 Todos Santos Writers Workshop runs January 27 thru Feb 3. Award-winning poet, translator, and journalist Christopher Merrill (link – ) inaugurates TSWW’s poetry workshop, joining the faculty alongside Jeanne McCulloch (Memoir); Gordon Chaplin (Fiction); Rex Weiner (Nonfiction); Merrill Feitell (Short story) plus guest writers and public events to be announced, including a special seminar featuring Writing Ranch founder and poet Ellen Waterston together with Christopher Merrill in conversation about “Inner and Outer Landscapes: Writing Personally About Nature.” More info at link – #LitHappens”


Sat, Jan 27:     Arrival day, 6- 8PM evening tamale welcome

Sun, Jan 28:    8:30 AM First day of workshop/3PM afternoon Jonathan Penner craft lecture /free evening

Mon, Jan 29:   9AM Workshop/free afternoon/7PM Faculty reading


Tues, Jan 30:   9AM Workshop/free afternoon/free evening

Weds, Jan 31:  9AM Workshop/free afternoon/free evening

Thurs, Feb 1:   9AM Workshop/3PM Writers Roundtable/free evening

Fri, Feb 2:          9AM Workshop/free afternoon/evening traditional music fiesta

Sat, Feb 3:        9AM – 5PM Last day of workshop “office hours”—one-on-one meetings with workshop instructors by appt/ 7PM evening open mic and pot luck dinner

Sun, Feb 4:       Travel day

Note: All events subject to change

ABOUT The Annual TS Writer’s Workshop

The Todos Santos Writers Workshop at Casa Dracula is led by a team of creative writers, editors, and publishing experts dedicated to inspiring and furthering the art of the written word. Established in 2014 in the pueblo magico of Todos Santos, Baja California Sur, Mexico, the Todos Santos Writers Workshop offers courses for writers at all levels. Workshops and seminars are based at the historic Casa Dracula, a 19th Century hacienda renowned in local legend and myth. The Todos Santos Writers Workshop  partners with local businesses, educational institutions, and non-profit organizations to support the community.

Jeanne McCulloch, co-founder/faculty 

An editor at The Paris Review, Tin House, writer in the Features department at Vogue magazine, McCulloch’s work has appeared in Vogue, Tin House, Elle, Allure, O Magazine, and The New York Times Book Review, among other publications. Her interviews with writers have appeared in the legendary Writers at Work series at The Paris Review, and in Tin House.  She is the founding Editorial Director of Tin House Books. McCulloch has taught fiction and non-fiction at The New School for Social Research and at numerous summer writers conferences.  She is currently completing a memoir to be published by Harper Collins.

Rex Weiner, co-founder/faculty
Journalist, publisher, author and editor, Weiner’s articles have appeared in Vanity Fair, Los Angeles Times Sunday Magazine, The New Yorker, New York Observer and The Paris Review, among others. Weiner co-authored The Woodstock Census, a widely-hailed survey of the Sixties Generation’s impact on American society. As staff reporter for Variety from 1994-97 he covered the movie industry and is an investigative reporter for Capital & Main. He serves on the Board of Trustees of Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center in Venice, CA. Pioneering print-on-demand publishing for books of fine art photography, Weiner  conducts workshops on independent publishing. He is a co-owner of Casa Dracula since 1985.

GORDON-PHOTO-300x199Gordon Chaplin, co-founder/faculty
A former journalist (Washington Post, Newsweek, Baltimore Sun), Chaplin has written two novels and three memoirs, including the acclaimed memoir Full Fathom Five. He is a research associate at the Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia and a consultant with Niparaja, a non-profit marine conservation organization based in La Paz, Baja California Sur.  He first visited Todos Santos in 1981 and is a co-owner of Casa Dracula since 1985. His latest novel, Paraíso, is available on Amazon. Gordon’s website –

Christopher Merrill/Faculty Christopher Merrill is the director of the International Writing Program at the University of Iowa. He has published six collections of poetry, including Brilliant Water, and Watch Fire, for which he received the Lavan Younger Poets Award from the Academy of American Poets; translations of Aleš Debeljak’s Anxious Moments and The City and the Child; several edited volumes, among them, The Forgotten Language: Contemporary Poets and Nature and From the Faraway Nearby: Georgia O’Keeffe as Icon; and five books of nonfiction, The Grass of Another Country: A Journey Through the World of SoccerThe Old Bridge: The Third Balkan War and the Age of the RefugeeOnly the Nails Remain: Scenes from the Balkan WarsThings of the Hidden God: Journey to the Holy Mountain, and The Tree of the Doves: Ceremony, Expedition, War.

His work has been translated into twenty-five languages, his journalism appears in many publications, and his awards include a knighthood in arts and letters from the French government. He has held the William H. Jenks Chair in Contemporary Letters at the College of the Holy Cross, and now directs the International Writing Program at The University of Iowa. He serves on the U.S. National Commission for UNESCO, he has conducted cultural diplomacy missions in over thirty countries for the U.S. State Department, and in April 2012 President Obama appointed Merrill to the National Council on the Humanities.



Jonathan Penner/faculty
Jonathan Penner is the author of two novels, Going Blind and Natural Order, and two story collections, Private Parties and This Is My Voice. His fiction has appeared in Harper’s, Paris Review, and many other magazines. He has held writing fellowships from the Guggenheim and Fulbright Foundations and the National Endowment for the Arts, and his many honors include the Drue Heinz Literature Prize. Penner has taught fiction writing at the University of Arizona, the University of Hawaii, and Vanderbilt University, and has given lectures and readings abroad under the auspices of the U. S. State Department.


bioshot2-300x200Nick Triolo/faculty
Nick Triolo is a writer, long-distance runner, and activist living in Missoula, Montana. Nick holds a M.S. in Environmental Studies (Focus Area: Creative Nonfiction.) His writing has been featured in Orion Magazine,, Trail Runner Magazine, Whitefish Review, Clackamas Review, and others. Nick has lived and visited Todos Santos for the past decade, and in 2014 he directed the documentary “The Crossing,” about resisting open-pit gold mining in Southern Baja. He’s currently at work on his first book. Learn more: The Jasmine Dialogues.

IMG_5268Merrill Feitell/Faculty                                                    Merrill Feitell’s first book, Here Beneath Low-Flying Planes, won the Iowa Short Fiction Award. In addition to serving on MFA faculty in the creative writing programs at University of Maryland and Cal State San Bernardino, she has also taught fiction workshops at Pratt Institute, SUNY Purchase, Colorado College, and Columbia University. She is currently at work on a novel and a series of multi-media essays and she’s also fiction editor at Forklift, Ohio: A Journal of Poetry, Fiction, and Light Industrial SafetyShe lives on the edge of Los Angeles. Her website is