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USS San Diego Visiting Puerto Vallarta This Week
Chris Jennewein

The amphibious transport dock ship USS San Diego arrived in Puerto Vallarta last weekend for a regularly scheduled port visit. While in port this week, the crew will work with the Mexican Navy and participate in a community relations project, helping to re-paint a local library.

The 'Queen of Green,' Hedda Lettuce, in The Red Room
Debbie White

Back for a third season in Puerto Vallarta, Hedda Lettuce has a reputation of being outrageously funny, and last Friday night's show was a rollercoaster ride of laughs and crazy surprises! Don't miss the 'Queen of Green' on Thursdays & Fridays at 9:30 pm in The Red Room at Act II Stages.

A Festival of Comedy, Circus & Street Arts, with a Cause
Yuliana García López

Vida Fest, a Festival of International Comedy, Circus and Street Arts, is set to take place April 13-15 at Los Arcos de Malecon in downtown Puerto Vallarta. The festival is a non-profit event which seeks to generate social awareness about the problem of suicide through cultural activities.

Guayafest Brings Volkswagen Lovers to Riviera Nayarit
Banderas News Team

On April 21 & 22, 2018, the Main Plaza in Rincón de Guayabitos, Nayarit will be transformed into a playground for hundreds of Volkswagen vehicles from all over Mexico, as the TPC Bugs Club hosts the 19th edition of Guayafest, a family-friendly expo for lovers of these classic cars.

Kim Kuzma & Piel Canela Dinner Show at Coco's Kitchen
Debbie White

Coco's Kitchen will present 'Dinner & Evening With Kim Kuzma' on Saturday, April 14. Piel Canela, one of the most renowned bands in Puerto Vallarta, will accompany Kim for this magical night of music under the stars. The delicious 4-course dinner begins at 7 pm & the show starts at 8 pm.

Ruta Turistica Vallarta Bike Ride Hits the Road April 28
Ricardo Acerco

On May 31, 2018, Puerto Vallarta will celebrate its 100th anniversary as a municipality, which presents a unique opportunity to host some very special events. One such event is the Ruta Turistica Vallarta - Bahía de Banderas 30-100k bike ride, set to hit the road on April 28.

RHA Festival Announces Full Lineup for 2018 Edition
Grant Gilmore

More than 20 DJs from around the world will spin their house music at La Cruz de Huanacaxtle Marina this Memorial Day Weekend, as the RHA Electronic Music Festival returns to Riviera Nayarit for its second edition, May 25-26. Once you see the lineup, you won't want to miss it!

Spring Garage Sale to Benefit PuRR Project, April 21
Marilyn Khan

PuRR Project's Spring Garage Sale will be held in Marina Vallarta on Saturday, April 21, 2018 from 9:00 am until 3:00 pm. All proceeds will help keep the 180+ furry residents at Puerto Vallarta's non-profit, no-kill, feline shelter fed and cared for through the long summer months.

14th Annual Vallarta Altruism Festival Set for May 6th
Banderas News Team

Scheduled to be held in the beachfront garden at the Marriott CasaMagna Resort on May 6, 2018, the 14th Annual International Altruism Festival promises to deliver a wonderful mix of charity, culture, entertainment, delicious food, and good energy to Vallarta residents and visitors.

Act II Launches its First Spring Entertainment Season
Marie Callan

While many other cabarets and theaters around Banderas Bay have 'closed the curtain' for the season, Act II STAGES realizes that there are still a lot of people in Puerto Vallarta who are looking for entertaining things to do, so they've launched their first-ever Spring Entertainment Season!

Spending Time at the Beach Benefits Mental Health

We all know that spending time outdoors is good for you on both a physical and mental level, but the benefits of spending time specifically at the beach have just been revealed. The combination of soothing smells and sounds of water reduces stress and depression while boosting creativity.

Mark Your Calendars for the First-Ever Expat Info Fair
Kelly Trainor

The U.S. Consulate General of Guadalajara and the Vallarta Consular Agency invite all English speaking expats to the first-ever 'Expat Info Fair.' Come and meet with US, Mexican and Canadian authorities; ask questions and voice concerns, at Salon Paradise in Nuevo Vallarta on April 13.

Online Auction Benefits PV's Free Spay/Neuter Clinic
Gretchen DeWitt

PEACEAnimals is raising money for the continuation of our mobile free spay/neuter clinics in Puerto Vallarta via an online auction. From art and collectibles to gift certificates for hotels, restaurants, tours and salon services, approximately 50 items are being auctioned off.

Bucerías Oyster Festival Celebrates 18 Years April 8
Banderas News Team

Since oyster harvesting is the mainstay of the economy in Bucerias, Nayarit, every year after Easter this laid-back seaside community hosts an Oyster Festival - a celebration filled with music, food and fun. This year's celebration is set to take place on April 8, 2018 at Playa El Punto.

New Flavors of the World Menu at Daiquiri Dick's
Laura Gelezunas

World cuisines offer a great variety in terms of flavors, tastes and combinations. The chefs at Daiquiri Dick's have selected the top international cuisines to feature on their April 1-15 special dinner menu, so you don't have to leave Puerto Vallarta to savor the flavors of the world.

Financial Forum at The Jazz Foundation on April 17
Democrats Abroad Costa Banderas

The Costa Banderas Chapter of Democrats Abroad Mexico invites everyone to attend a Financial Forum on Tuesday, April 17 at The Jazz Foundation. Bryant Palma, an international financial manager for Monex here in Puerto Vallarta, will speak about investments in Mexico in the coming years.

Vallarta Restaurant Week 2018 Bigger & Better Than Ever!
Juan Pablo Hernandez

Fifty-nine Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit restaurants will be participating in Restaurant Week 2018, which will implement a few changes this year. Most importantly, the festival will run from May 15-June 10, giving foodies 10 extra days to enjoy exquisite menus at reduced prices.

40 Graduate from the IFC's English Outreach Program
John Warren

From January to March, the Puerto Vallarta International Friendship Club provided free English classes, twice a week for ten weeks, to any Mexican who wanted to learn English. Ten young kids and thirty teenagers/adults made up the Class of 2018, and they all graduated last week.

Puerto Vallarta Garden Club April Events & Activities

The PV Garden Club's mission is to beautify and protect the environment through civic planting projects and education and horticultural programs for the enjoyment of our residents and visitors. Here's the latest PVGC news and some upcoming events you won't want to miss.

'Best Places' Expat Study Examines Healthcare in Mexico

Best Places in The World To Retire has released its 3rd research study of 1,129 expats living in Mexico, 'Healthcare in Mexico.' Respondents reported that access to quality healthcare was almost 4 times better than in their home country, and costs much less than in the US or Canada.

Act II Presents Renee Armand & Paul Aleman in 'Timeless'
Debbie White

For four seasons, Renee Armand and Paul Aleman have been coming to Puerto Vallarta to perform their hit shows, 'Rocky Mountain High' and 'Laurel Canyon,' in The Red Room Cabaret. This year, they are presenting a new show, 'Timeless,' which will make its debut at Act II STAGES April 3.

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