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Puerto Vallarta, Mexico News Brief & Weekend Events

May 13, 2016

From live music and theater to cultural festivals, sporting events, charitable efforts and special interest group meetings, there's always something fun happening in Puerto Vallarta and around Banderas Bay.

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico - There's always so much going on in Puerto Vallarta and around the Republic, it can be difficult to keep up with it all. Here's a look at some of this week's Mexico headlines, plus Puerto Vallarta news, community announcements and a couple of weekend events you won't want to miss.

Friday Market at the Marsol Hotel Continues

While many of the Banderas Bay area's weekly open-air and farmers' markets have folded up their tents for the summer, the Friday Market at the Marsol Hotel in Puerto Vallarta's Romantic Zone continues every Friday from 9:30 am to 1:30 pm. Browse in comfort as you choose from local vendors' organic vegetables, unique jewelry, unusual clothing, hand painted, Oaxaca embroidery, children's clothes, T shirts, home decor, accessories and more, while listening to live music and visiting with friends. We hope to see you every Friday at the Marsol Market, located at Francisca Rodriguez 103, the closed street that leads from Olas Altas to Los Muertos Pier, on the south side of Vallarta.

4.8 Magnitude Earthquake Shakes Guadalajara

An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 4.8 on the Richter scale shook the western Mexican state of Jalisco on Wednesday afternoon. There were no immediate reports of victims or major damage, federal and state officials said. The National Seismological Service reported on its website that the quake, which originated at a shallow depth of 15 kilometers and with its epicenter in Tesistan, northwest of Jalisco, was recorded at 17:35 local time. The tremor lasted only a few seconds but most of the metropolitan area of Guadalajara could feel the strong tremor, Civil Protection and State's Firefighter Unit told Efe. Authorities checked the public and private buildings in the affected area to rule out possible structural damages. Although the state government recorded no serious damages so far, inhabitants of several municipalities reported cracks on the facades of old buildings and houses. Luis Felipe Puente, national coordinator of Civil Protection warned residents to remain alert for the possibility of aftershocks.

Help Keep Vallarta Pride Alive for 2016

The Vallarta Pride Committee needs your help to promote and produce Puerto Vallarta's 4th Annual Gay Pride Festival. This year's theme is "We Are One Family." Main events are May 26-29, but the festival offers two full weeks of cultural events that include: movie screenings, a tea dance, fashion show, health fair, marches through the city and, for the first time, legal marriage between same sex persons in Puerto Vallarta. A shortfall of expected funds means organizers need this money NOW to ensure a great event will take place. They are counting on friends of Vallarta's LGBT community for support. Your donation will help the committee continue to promote the Festival internationally, produce great events and make Gay Vallarta shine as brilliantly as ever! The goal is $100,000 pesos or about $6000 USD, and every bit will be carefully invested by the Pride Committee to benefit our city and keep Puerto Vallarta in the forefront of leading LGBT destinations worldwide. Donations can be made at For more information, visit

Monday Night Classy-Oke Karaoke Party at Nacho Daddy

Karaoke: Sober enough to sing. Drunk enough to do it. Its a fine line... The one, the only, the original "Classy-Oke Karaoke Party," with show hosts David Guillmette and Catherine Beeghly, is now appearing at Nacho Daddy Mex Tex Restaurant and Bar, on Monday nights at 8:30 pm. This is your chance to play the fool, have some laughs, and hear some local talent in the air-conditioned comfort of Puerto Vallarta's only Real Texas Music Hall, but the fun starts with Happy Hour from 8-9 pm. No cover. Shirts and shoes required... that's what makes it "Classy." Open daily from 11 am to 12 am for lunch, dinner, live music on Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights (with no cover charge!) and lots of fun, Nacho Daddy Mexico Restaurant & Sports Bar is located at Basilio Badillo #287, only two blocks off the beach in the heart of the Romantic Zone. For more information, visit or become a fan on their Facebook Page for promotions, daily specials and more.

Weekend Events in Puerto Vallarta and Around Banderas Bay
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Laser Men's World Championship on Banderas Bay

Live Music Every Weekend at Daiquiri Dick's

5th Jarretaderas Surf Fishing Tournament, May 15

2016 Vallarta Restaurant Week Begins Sunday, May 15