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Vallarta Vocalista Ensemble Announces 2018 Concerts
Banderas News Team

The Vallarta Vocalista Ensemble has announced its 2018 concert series, 'In Perfect Harmony: From Baroque to Broadway,' with six performances scheduled in February and March. The ensemble, founded in 2016, was the smash hit of the 2017 season, playing to sold-out houses.

Vallarta Men Make a Stand Against Domestic Violence
Marie Callan

On Sunday, February 18, some of Puerto Vallarta's finest men will take the stage at Teatro Vallarta to compete in 'What a Drag.' Tickets are on sale now for this hilarious drag competition for straight men that raises money and awareness for victims of domestic violence in the Banderas Bay area.

ACT II is Making Vallarta an Entertainment Destination
Danny Mininni

Between presenting over 25 high-quality theater productions, internationally-known cabaret acts, and musical performances every week; the dedication of the staff, and the three beautiful spaces designed for comfort, ACT II is making Vallarta an entertainment destination.

Film, Spirits, Music & Life at the 5th Festival Sayulita
Norma Hernández

The Magic Town of Sayulita invites you to participate in the 5th edition of Festival Sayulita, a fusion of some of the finer things in life: music, food, art, and sports - all set against the spectacular scenery of the Riviera Nayarit, from January 31 – February 4, 2018.

Israel Zzepda & Juan Carlos Navarro at Galleria Dante
Gena Guarniere

On Friday, January 26 from 6-10 pm, during this week's South Side Shuffle, a cocktail reception will open two special art exhibitions by artists Israel Zzepda and Juan Carlos Navarro at Galleria Dante, Basilio Badillo #269, in Puerto Vallarta's Romantic Zone. Come meet the artists!

Nothing Less Than Spectacular at The Palm Cabaret
The Palm Cabaret

As we move into the second half of The Palm Cabaret's entertainment season, the upcoming selection of shows promise to be nothing less than spectacular. Puerto Vallarta audiences will react with not only laughter and tears, but also gasps of absolute amazement.

The Heart-Touching Beauty of Mexican Cemeteries
Vic Pittman

Mexican cemeteries are like Mexican life... colorful, celebratory, unabashed and unrestricted. Their almost chaotic mosaic of structures, statues and flowers makes a beautiful whole, a delightful place-of-exit for those who have passed on, and a pleasant place for the living to visit them.

MexPup Fundraiser for Puerto Vallarta Street Dogs

The Spanish Experience Center will be hosting the 7th Annual MexPup Fundraiser on January 31st from 6:30-10 pm. The $300 Peso per person event will feature tasty tacos, live entertainment, raffles and a silent auction to help MexPup continue rescuing street dogs in Puerto Vallarta.

Registration is Open for Vallarta Restaurant Week 2018
Banderas News Team

Registration is now open for Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit restaurants interested in participating in Restaurant Week 2018, which will implement a few changes this year. First and most important, the festival will run from May 15-June 10, giving foodies 10 extra days to enjoy!

Democrats in Mexico Mobilize for 2018 U.S. Election
Kent Paterson

With the 2018 U.S. mid-terms in mind, Democrats Abroad held a mid-January forum in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico that examined U.S. political races and distributed information on how expats or visiting U.S. residents can register to vote and cast ballots either electronically or by mail from Mexico.

An Evening with Author Rosie Emery at Casa Karma
Barb Bremner

Georgia Darehshori is happy to announce that two-time Emmy Award winner and author, Rosie Emery, is in Puerto Vallarta and you can meet her at Casa Karma Boutique Resort on January 24 at 7:00 pm. There's no cover - but attendees will be asked to make a donation to Pasitos de Luz.

Digital Radios Delivered to Vallarta's First Responders

Thanks to the overwhelming success of the 2018 Heroes 9-1-1 calendar, 43 state-of-the-art Motorola digital radios were delivered to Puerto Vallarta's first-responders on January 22, 2018. Critical response time for 9-1-1 emergency calls will be reduced greatly with this equipment.

Lorena Peril and Ray Jon Narbaitz Return to Vallarta
Debbie White

The sensational headliner Lorena Peril, along with her husband, Ray Jon Narbaitz, whose brilliant show, 'Married and Looking,' debuted in The Red Room three years ago, returns to Puerto Vallarta in February and will be performing on the Act II Main Stage for 3 shows only on the 6, 7 & 8.

Excitement Builds for 7th Int'l Charro Championship
Puerto Vallarta Tourism Trust

Excitement is building for the 7th Int'l Charro Championship set to take place February 1-4 at Arena Vallarta. In addition to 4 days of hot rodeo action festivities include the 'Verbena de Tradiciones Mexicanas' at Los Arcos del Malecon in downtown Puerto Vallarta on January 31.

'The End of the Great Tale' Opens at Vallarta's OPC
Pilar Perez

An opening reception for 'The End of the Great Tale,' a contemporary art exhibition which investigates how Cuba is defined in 2018, will be held January 27 from 7-9 pm at the Oficina de Proyectos Culturales in El Centro. The expo, which includes a documentary film, continues through May 4.

Puerto Vallarta a Safe Place for Foreign Residents
Lorena Sonrisas

During a recent ceremony in which members of the foreign community were issued residence permits, U.S. Consular Kelly Trainor said Vallarta continues to be one of the safest destinations for international visitors as well as for expatriates who have made the city their home.

Grammy Award-Winner to Perform IAMPV Fundraisers
Mary MacLachlan

Grammy Award winning cellist, Don Moline, accompanied by the talented pianist, Jean-Guy Comeau, will perform fundraising concerts for IAMPV (Instituto de Artes Musicales Puerto Vallarta) on February 17 and 24 at Incanto. Both evenings will begin with cocktails at 6:00 pm.

Puerto Vallarta Ceviche & Aguachile Festival, January 28

On Sunday, January 28, visitors can try different recipes and styles of two of Mexico's traditional dishes, Ceviche & Aguachile, along with music and dance performances, at the 5th Annual Puerto Vallarta Festival del Ceviche y Aguachile at Lazaro Cardenas Park.

New Flavors of the World Menu at Daiquiri Dick's
Banderas News Team

If you like sunset dining, be sure to add Daiquiri Dick's on Playa Los Muertos to your 'must visit' list. The menu at this popular Puerto Vallarta restaurant is always evolving, and their bi-weekly, a la carte dinner specials are a great way to sample cuisines from all over the world.

Consistently Excellent Entertainment at Act II Stages
Danny Mininni

Act II has worked hard to present consistently excellent entertainment in an elegant, comfortable setting. Its performers are top-notch, comparable to those found in first-class venues around the world. If you've not yet experienced the Act II phenomenon, what are you waiting for?

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