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El Buen Fin, Mexico's Version of Black Friday, Nov 15-18

Tens of thousands of businesses throughout Mexico will be offering discounts from November 15-18 during El Buen Fin, a nationwide shopping event inspired by Black Friday in the US. Over these 4 days, special promotions, discounts & payment plans, will be offered in-store and online.

Christie's Art Auction Features Works by Frida Kahlo

Christie's, the world's leading auction house, announces the fall season of Latin American Art with a live auction taking place Nov. 20-21 and an online auction running Nov. 16-26, 2019. Leading the sale are two works by Frida Kahlo, 'The Flower Basket' and 'Portrait of a Lady in White.'

Mexico Passes Reforms Aimed at Combatting Obesity

Mexico's Senate has passed changes to the health law aimed at reducing the country's obesity crisis. The bill, which requires processed foods with high levels of sugar, saturated fat, sodium and calories to have warnings on their labels, was approved Tuesday with only two abstentions.

Second Gold Leaf Smoke Shop Opens in Puerto Vallarta
Samara Alpern

As Mexico prepares to vote to legalize cannabis this October, Gold Leaf Smoke Shop, the first store of its kind in Puerto Vallarta, opens a second location in Plaza Caracol. To celebrate the opening, both stores are offering deep discounts on all merchandise through the end of October.

Puerto Vallarta South Side Shuffle Every Other Friday
Banderas News Team

On Friday, November 29, 2019, and every other Friday from 6:00 to 10:00 pm through April 3, 2020, La Zona Romantica will come to life as locals and tourists alike head over to Basilio Badillo to do the South Side Shuffle, the only ongoing party of its kind in all of Puerto Vallarta.

Parota Center: A New Place to Shop in Puerto Vallarta
Paco Ojeda

If you are anything like me, chances are you've driven by Parota Center, the new shopping center on Francisco Villa, and thought, 'I'll stop by and explore once enough shops are open.' Well, curiosity got the best of me, so I decided to stop by and check it out.

Ready to Shop? Tianguis Lo de Marcos Every Saturday
Armando Contreras

The Tianguis Lo de Marcos will reopen its doors for its sixth season on November 2, 2019. Held every Saturday from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm, this weekly event expects to continue its growth and history of drawing shoppers from around Banderas Bay to this small town on the Riviera Nayarit.

Bank of Mexico Launches CoDi: Say Adios to Your Wallet

Say goodbye to your wallet! Now you can make purchases from your cell phone with the help of CoDi. Officially launched last week by the Bank of Mexico, the Digital Collections platform (CoDi), offers a secure, fast and efficient means of payment and purchase through mobile devices.

'La Calavera Catrina,' Mexico's Lady of the Dead

In some of the artisan shops here in Puerto Vallarta, you'll find curious porcelain or ceramic sculptures of skeleton ladies. Called 'Catrinas,' they're created by various artists and inspired by the works of Mexican printmaker and lithographer, José Guadalupe Posada.

Mexican Women Personify La Catrina in 'Entre Catrinas'
María Francesca

'La Catrina,' is the subject of a new book by Fine Art Photographer Jonathan Klip. Set to be released in October, 'Entre Catrinas,' features photographs of 100 powerful Mexican women personifying one of the most recognizable symbols of Mexico's Day of the Dead celebrations.

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