Following is just an overview of all the events and festivities happening this week in Vallarta-Nayarit.
Tom Coster at Vallarta Yacht Club - Monday
On Monday February 22 the VYC is again honored to welcome celebrated keyboardist and award winning composer Tom Coster for a dinner show beginning at 5:00 pm.
During Tom's long and distinguished career he has played with some of the finest artists in rock and jazz, including Carlos Santana, Vital Information, Gabor Szabo, Third Eye Blind and Loading Zone. He has also produced an incredible number of solo projects.
Academy Awards Movie Screenings - Monday through Saturday
Join the Democrats Abroad Costa Banderas Chapter for the series of Academy Awards nominated movies to begin on February 20 and continuing until February 27.
There will be screenings each day at 2:00 and 7:00 pm.
The venue for the screenings will be ArtVallARTa in the San Franciscan Theatre where we have actual theater tiered seating in a cool (temp) location and it's on a quiet street at 213 Pilatas in Old Town Puerto Vallarta.
Ceviche & Aguachile Market at the Pier - Tuesday
Every Tuesday there is a Ceviche and Aguachile Market taking place on Francisca Rodriguez, the walk-street leading to the Los Muertos Pier in Old Town Puerto Vallarta.
Come and enjoy a variety of ceviche and aguachiles prepared by neighbors, merchants and restaurateurs of the region in this culinary and cultural weekly event.
Enjoy an amazing variety of culinary delights such as coconut shrimp ceviche and return each Tuesday throughout the season between 12:00 and 4:00 pm to sample all the delicious selections while being entertained by live music.
Girls Night Out Murder Mystery - Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday
Four women, on their way to an evening at the theatre, stop for dinner at the establishment owned by the ex-husband of one of them. Between the salad and entree, he ends up dead. Each has a reason to wish him dead; perhaps one did more than wish. Perhaps it was one of the other guests. Only unwinding the plot will tell which one is the murderer.
They all have a motive, they all have opportunity, but it is hard to figure out who could really do it....all and all a great little play, and dinner included.
Please join us at Philo's on Tuesday the 23rd of February or Wednesday, the 24th or Sunday the 28th or the final show on March the 1st. All shows will begin at 5:00 pm except the Sunday performance on February 28 which will be a matinee beginning at 11:00 am.
Downtown Vallarta Art Walk - Wednesday
Puerto Vallarta has established itself as a vibrant center of art creation, exhibition and promotion. An important contribution to the city´s art scene is Puerto Vallarta´s ArtWalk which this year will be held every Wednesday, 6:00 - 10:00 pm, from October 28, 2015 through May 25, 2016.
The participating galleries in Centro Historico offer works by important national and international artists. Remarkable paintings, exceptional sculptures, fine ceramics, blown glass and other types of noteworthly art are offered.
Vallarta-Nayarit Wine Fest - Wednesday through Sunday
The wine glasses are ready to be filled in Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit from February 24 to February 28 for the X Jalisco Nayarit Vallarta Wine Fest 2016 edition in 9 restaurants and 5 hotels in this region.
This year, Wine Festival includes a Keynote Lecture, the Third National Meeting of Winemakers & Sommeliers, the Wine Expo and Traditional Folk Festival.
The Organizing Committee headed by Ignacio Cadena Beraud reported that the tenth edition of Vallarta-Nayarit Wine Fest 2016 starts on Wednesday February 24 at 6:00 pm with a welcome to the participants, press, restaurants, hotels, winemakers and sommeliers at Casa Velas; the presence of more than a dozen experts in the process of winemaking is expected, how to serve and pairings.
Tango Lessons in La Cruz - Thursday
Every Thursday, Tango classes will be held at La Cruz' Octopus's Garden with Miriam and Froy.
Miriam Krashnan, originally from Mexico City, and Froyamel Corro, from Morelia, are both classically trained in ballet and modern dance. Their passion for Argentine Tango and their success at the World Tango Festival in Buenos Aires make them sought-after performers and teachers in competitions, festivals and workshops throughout Mexico.
Miriam and Froy are Tango world semi-finalists. They will be leading instruction in La Cruz de Huanacaxtle, Riviera Nayarit from 7:00 until 8:30 pm.
San Pancho Music Festival - Friday through Sunday
Last year’s 15th annual music festival had over 3000 in attendance, one of the largest crowds we have ever had!
Thanks to the efforts of volunteers, along with contributions from sponsors, and individual supporters, the Festival will continue to be free of charge again this year.
As always the Festival is held the last weekend of February; Three days of musical magic in “The Cultural Heart of Riviera Nayarit”… San Pancho!
The dates have been set for Friday February 26 through Sunday February 28. The entertainment and fun begins at 5:00 pm in Plaza del Sol, San Pancho.
Deja New Fashion Show Fundraiser - Saturday
On Saturday, February 27, 12:30 pm, at Oscar’s Restaurant on the Isla Cuale, Kathleen Palmer, owner of Deja New Consignment is at it again bringing great fashion, fun, good food, entertainment, fabulous make-up and hair by Alex Daoud, in a gorgeous venue together for one reason: to raise money!
This time Ms Palmer is giving back – with your help – to the Colina Spay and Neuter Clinic.
The three-course luncheon will be served while beautiful models meander through Oscar’s restaurant where the river meets the sea. Included in the show is the one and only Kim Kuzma who will be singing, accompanied by Eduardo Leon on guitar.
Wake-Up Radio Show in English - Saturday
The Saturday morning Wake Up Show hosted by Michael Nolen broadcast from the University of Guadalajara at Puerto Vallarta, set your radio dial to 104.3 fm every Saturday morning from 9:00 until 10:00 am. You can also tune in online.
This show is all in English and is a non-profit show paid for by the University.
The broadcast includes information about everything going on at the PV University of Guadalajara and how you, the English-speaking community, can become involved.
American Legion Charity Chili Cook-Off - Saturday
The 4th annual American Legion Charity Chili Cook-Off is set for Saturday, February 27, 1:00 - 5:00 pm at beautiful El Rio BBQ Bar and Grill.
It's an "all you can eat" chili feast, featuring 18 recipes from a broad range of sponsors, including many popular local restaurants. Also included is an order of El Rio's famous smoked riblets and an aguafresca. Cost is 200 pesos per person. Regular El Rio menu items are also available for purchase. This always popular event will benefit a number of worthwhile charities.
Musical entertainment will be provided by Mikki Prost, The Five Bones, Two Guys 4 Rock and the Texas Embassy Blues Band, featuring vocalist Sean Moore.
Legends of the 50s & 60s - Sunday
Returning to Act II Entertainment after a super successful run last 2014-15 season in a tribute to The 4 Seasons, which will be repeated often here, too, Paul Fracassi presents a new show featuring well-known great hits of the 1950's and 1960's. This was a super time in music history.
Paul will continue to demonstrate his vocal prowess every Sunday at 7:30 pm in the Red Room of Act II Entertainment until the end of March, 2016 in Puerto Vallarta and said he will be ever-changing his songbook so each return visit will feature songs not heard every night.
Farmers Markets in Vallarta-Nayarit - Every day of the week
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.
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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.