Following is just an overview of all the events and festivities happening this week in Vallarta-Nayarit.
Bucerias Gourmet Mexican Market - Monday
Not just another Farmer's Market, The Bucerias Gourmet Mexican Monday Market offers ONLY Mexican Specialties from the Mexicans of Bucerias. If you are looking for frozen lasagna and beaded in America jewelry, this is not the place for you.
The Bucerias Gourmet Mexican Monday Market is located at The Bucerias Art Walk Plaza, 62 Lazaro Cardenas and the doors open at 10:00 am until around 2:00 pm.
Amigos Med Assist Jamboree Benefit - Tuesday
The Amigos de La Cruz are ready to party again!
Join us at Philo’s on January 13 at 6:00 pm for an evening of All-You-Can-Eat-Ribs and fixin’s, great music, dancing and raffle prizes!
And what could be better than knowing that your ticket purchase supports the Amigos Medical Program in its efforts to meet the medical needs of our friends and neighbors?
Roots Gourmet Festival in Bucerias - Wednesday
Save the date of the January 14 because we are going to stage "ROOTS" a Special Event which incorporates gourmet food, classy artesans, live crafts and entertainment and many of your best loved vendors from the Wednesday Forever Spring market.
Join us from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm...come hungry and support the cause.
Local charities will also be represented so if you wish to volunteer your services this season, you will have every chance to meet many of the deserving organizations in our beautiful town.
Premier Mix, Mingle & Munch Event - Wednesday
The MMM Event (Mix, Mingle and Munch) is a unique opportunity to enjoy appetizers and socialize with the entertainers of the Red Room Cabaret before the show.
Our premiere event of MMM will feature our Guest Star Dame Edna (celebrity impersonator Michael L. Walters) on Wednesday, January 14.
Join us at 5:30 at Boccon di Vino Trattoria for some great assorted Italian appetizers and canapes where you can rub elbows with Dame Edna.
We'll walk the 1/2 block to the Red Room Cabaret just in time for the 7:30 show where they will be waiting for our party.
Dame Edna delivers a 90-minute laugh fest with fabulous musical numbers.
Musical Comedy Murder at ACT II - Wednesday through Saturday
The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940 will hit the Main Stage of ACT II Entertainment in Puerto Vallarta for the closing performances.
An hilarious whodunit...set in the mansion library of Elsa von Grossenkneuten in Chappaqua NY in 1940. She has invited the crew of a musical that had a series of murders associated with it to her home to consider a new show which she will produce. This is actually a ruse to reopen the cold case of the Stage Door Slasher. To tell you any more would spoil the fun.
Festival Sayulita - Wednesday through Sunday
The second annual Festival Sayulita is a unique gathering for all lovers of Mexico, Film, Spirits, Food, Music and Surf to be held January 14th – 18th, 2015.
PV Garden Club Meeting - Thursday
Join us at No Way Jose! for our Puerto Vallarta Garden Club Meeting on Thursday, January 15 at 11:00 am.
Our guest speaker will be Leslie Korn. PhD, MPH. Dr. Korn has lived in the Bahia since 1973 conducting traditional medicine and ethnobotanical research and directing a public health clinic serving comunidades indigenas in Cabo Corrientes.
Dr. Korn's topic will be "Banana peels for hemorrhoids and other fun medicines from tropical fruits, vegetables and plants."
Amy and Freddy at The Palm - Friday and Sunday
After 18+ years of working together, Amy & Freddy have their entertaining musical-comedy cabaret act down pat, which makes seeing one of their performances a special treat thanks to their one-of-a-kind wit and impressive musical prowess.
Amy and Freddy will be appearing at the Palm Cabaret and Bar on January 16 - 29, February 28 and March 1 - 8.
Fashion Show Fundraiser for Special Needs Children - Saturday
Kathleen Palmer will be presenting the Deja New Fashion Show for this season on Saturday, January 17 at 12:30 pm, at the River Cafe in Old Town Vallarta.
Enjoy a three-course luncheon prepared by the amazing staff of the River Cafe kitchen and a parade of fine fashions along with great raffle prizes and a silent auction.
Fashions will be presented by men and women models of all sizes and shapes.
Proceeds will benefit the Pasitos de Luz special needs children.
Voice of Vallarta Competition - Sunday
Act II Entertainment has spent the summer and after hundreds of auditions they have narrowed the field to 24 of the best.
The reality show competition season opener was on December 7 and will continue every Sunday at 8:00 pm until the big closing night on April 19, 2015 hosted once again by Juan Pablo Hernandez who turns SPANGLISH into an art form!
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.