Following is just an overview of all the events and festivities happening this week in Vallarta-Nayarit.
Mark Alan Smith at Red Room - Monday & Thursday
The amazing Mark Alan Smith will perform shows on December 1, 4, 8, 9 & 12 at 9:30 pm.
Mark is a world renowned impressionist and comedian... "Hysterical! Amazing! I was blown away with his genius performance."
Garden Club Work Party - Tuesday
Tuesday Morning, December 2, 2014 we will be meeting at the corner of Basilio Badillo and Olas Altas at 9:00 am for our first Garden Club Work Party.
If you want to come at 8:30 for coffee at the coffee shop on the SE corner, please do! We'll be there to greet you.
We hope to get Basilio Badillo cleaned up and pruned, and if enough show up do Olas Altas also.
PuRR Project Kitty Bingo with Greater Tuna - Wednesday
Get this one on your social calendar for Wednesday, December 3 at 5:00 pm ~ the church ladies from 'Greater Tuna' will take over the microphone and show us how they play bingo in this small Texas town 'where the Lion's Club is too liberal and Patsy Cline never dies'.
Vera Carp and Aunt Pearl (Chaz Weathers and Tracy Parks) have generously offered their time in this PuRR Project fundraiser.
Our muy excelente bingo prizes include gift certificates to some of Vallarta's best shops and restaurants, bottles of adult beverages, beautiful jewelry, and mucho mucho mas.
Get there early for a good seat ~ cards go on sale at 4:30 pm; the fun starts at 5:00 pm.
Democrats Abroad Movie Screening - Wednesday
The Costa Banderas Democrats Abroad continue their weekly film series for the 2014-2015 season with the change to Wednesday night (instead of Tuesday) and the move from Paradise Community Center to the International Friendship Club.
Join us every Wednesday at 7:00 pm at the IFC clubhouse for screenings of popular current movies.
December 3 - Twenty Feet from Stardom
December 10 - Citizen Koch
December 17 - Too Big to Fail
PV Men's Chorus Winter Concert - Thursday
Puerto Vallarta Men’s Chorus is celebrating the continued growth of the Chorus with our Winter Concert, Higher and Higher, Mucho Más Alto.
PVMC’s Winter Concert will present a musical picture of the progress of the Chorus, a “coming of age” metaphor in song. The concert represents a parallel struggle: the Chorus as it matures through its first few years of existence, and gay youth learning to surmount obstacles, find their identity and mature to adulthood.
The Winter Concert is the concept of PVMC’s new Artistic Director, Alfonso López. “Higher and Higher is about overcoming difficulties to the point where you believe in yourself, about growing our hearts and building our dreams. It’s a process in which we all participate.”
Enjoy our Higher and Higher concerts at Act II Stages – Main Stage, Insurgentes 300 (entrance on Basilio Badillo) in the Romantic Zone at 8:00 pm on Thursday, December 4; Friday, December 12; and Saturday, December 13.
Vallarta Open Tennis Tournament - Thursday through Sunday
Puerto Vallarta will welcome players of all Mexican Republic for the first edition of Professional Tennis Tournament "Vallarta Open 2014" which will be held from December 4-7 in this destination.
The Dreams Hotel Puerto Vallarta Resort will host the event which awaits the best players in the country for the men's singles competition giving them the chance to win up 30,000 pesos.
Note that the tennis tournament for Parents and Children will be held in Hotel Canto del Sol, which will consist of four groups of four couples and Round Robin system will be played in open and amateur mode.
Chicago at Nuevo Vallarta Stage - Friday
Set in the legendary city during the roaring “jazz hot” 20s, Chicago tells the story of two rival vaudevillian murderesses locked up in Cook County Jail.
Nightclub star Velma is serving time for killing her husband and sister after finding the two in bed together.
Chicago performances are on Fridays at 7:30 pm beginning on December 5 until March 27 (except December 19 & 26). Tickets are available at Vallarta Tickets.
Pet Picnic Benefit for PEACEAnimals - Saturday
Daiquiri Dick's and PEACEAnimals invite you to bring your furry friends for the annual Pet Picnic to take place this year on Saturday, December 6 at 11:00 am until around 2:00 pm.
We'll have a box lunch; costume and obedience contests (only for dogs, not cats or humans); raffle prizes; a short live auction; and other surprises.
Proceeds will benefit PEACEAnimals free mobile spay and neuter clinics that travel around Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit.
Taste of Nuevo Vallarta & Chili Cook-off - Saturday
On December 6, from 4:00 - 8:00 pm, the Marina Nuevo Vallarta malecon will be the location of the 2nd year of this great event.
Last year, over 400 people attended to sample the wonderful sample dishes provided by the participating restaurants and also tasting fantastic chili made by professional and non-professional contributors.
Toys for Tots Golf Scramble and Dinner Dance - Saturday and Sunday
We are closing-in on our two primary fundraisers for Toys for Tots: the Golf Scramble and the Gala Dinner/Dance!
We have your tickets for both events and we’re awaiting your orders!
Join us for our Golf Scramble on Saturday, December 6 at 11:00 am at La Vista Weiskopf Course.
Our Gala Dinner/Dance will be on Sunday, December 7 at 6:30 pm at the Marriott CasaMagna Resort and Spa.
Farmers Markets in Vallarta-Nayarit - Every day of the week
You'll see on our Events Calendar that there is at least one Farmers Market every day of the week in different locations around the Bay.
There's a lot more going on in Vallarta-Nayarit this week, so check out our Events Calendar.
Another way to spend some very worthwhile time in Vallarta-Nayarit is to volunteer at one of the Banderas Bay non-profits that will welcome you with open arms. It will make you feel good too! You will see the tabs above for all the categories.
We invite you to add your charity or supporting organizations' news stories and coming events to PVAngels so we can share them with the world. Do it now!
If you would like to donate directly to the non-profits in Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit, here are some suggestions you may want to consider to help our local communities in this time of greatest need.