Following is just an overview of all the events and festivities happening this week in Vallarta-Nayarit.
Paint the Town Red Dinner Theatre - Monday
Get ready for a new fun-filled tour great for both tourists and locals. Paint the Town Red is an easy way to enjoy the best Puerto Vallarta has to offer whether you are on-your-own tourist, local or want to meet new friends.
Paint the Town Red operates on Mondays and meets at 5:15 pm at Tre Piatti Italian Restaurant, Lazaro Cardenas 292. Tour Co-owner and escort Christie Selph stated “We are excited to be partnering with Act 2 entertainment and The Palm to offer their shows to our guests. This is a dinner theatre highlighting the many talented musical and entertainment performers coming to these venues.”
Mamas and the Papas California Dreamin' - Monday and Wednesday
The historical music of the Mamas and the Papas was presented by four singers: Jenny Allen, Stephanie Wright Watts, Joseph Dane and Elviz Martinez. Don Pope and Rhonda Podmos, who served as the group's vocal director and conductor, supplied background vocals. On drums and electric guitar were Jesus Estrada and Roberto Falcon. The singers executed four-part harmony with each taking a line or two, just as in the original song recordings. This quartet was phenomenal, resurrecting the smooth, rich and sweet but strong vocals of the renowned members.
California Dreamin' will be performed on the Main Stage of Act II Entertainment every Monday and Wednesday at 7:00 pm through January 27, 2016.
BeefDip Bear Week Celebrations - Monday through Sunday
This year's event of BeefDip Bear Week Mexico will take place in Sunny Puerto Vallarta Mexico from January 24th - 31st, 2016.
Our Host Hotels this year will be Torre De Oro (formerly The Abbey Hotel) and Blue Chairs Beach Resort.
We have planned exciting events for the week and have worked close with our travel partners to arrange for affordable air and hotel fares.
San Blas International Bird Festival - Monday through Sunday
The XII International Migratory Bird Festival (FIAM by its acronym in English) in San Blas is ready to take off January 24-31, 2016. The Riviera Nayarit will welcome hundreds of migratory birds, which will mix in with the endemic and resident species.
This year, the Green Kingfisher will be the FIAM’s commemorative bird.
Kitty Bingo at Margarita Grill - Wednesday
Come play bingo with us! We’re at Margarita Grill with great bingo prizes like $200-peso gift certificates for Di Vino Dante, PV Cupcakes, and Cork & Bottle Wine Store, Belgian chocolates, bottles of Bailey’s and wine, and mucho mas—plus our famous multiple-pull 50/50 raffle, and Margarita Grill’s food and drink specials just for us bingo players! Bring a bag of gently-used clothing for the PuRR Project account at Deja New Consignment and receive one additional bingo card free!
Get there early for a good seat ~ tickets go on sale at 4:30 pm; the fun starts at 5:00 pm.
Grab a friend, grab a table and join the fun!
Proceeds benefit the 150+ cats residing at PuRR Project, a no-kill feline sanctuary north of Puerto Vallarta.
Festival Sayulita - Wednesday through Sunday
Festival Sayulita 2016 is calling you to our paradise! The third annual Festival Sayulita is a unique gathering for all lovers of Mexico, Film, Spirits, Food, Music and Surf to be held January 27th-31st, 2016.
The idyllic coastal town of Sayulita provides a scenic, bohemian background perfect for this international festival. Creative and provocative films will be shown in various venues throughout the town.
Additional events include spirits and food pairings, master tastings, beach-front film venues, private screenings, surf competition, and live music.
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.
Punta Mita Gourmet & Golf Classic - Thursday through Sunday
Punta Mita Resorts, The St. Regis Punta Mita Resort, Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita and the Riviera Nayarit Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) invite one and all to the VI American Express Punta Mita Gourmet & Golf Classic, which runs from January 28 – 31, 2016.
“The Punta Mita Gourmet & Golf is a perfect example of what we want the Riviera Nayarit to present to the world: delicious gastronomy, impeccable golf courses, luxury surrounded by gorgeous natural surroundings and quality service for visitors, guests and friends who know how to appreciate these many pleasures,” commented Marc Murphy, Managing Director of the Riviera Nayarit CVB.
WidowSSS of Pancho Villa at Boutique - Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Find out the true and intimate story of the most famous of all the generals of the Mexican Revolution, Francisco "Pancho" Villa.
Join producer Mikki Prost in this fully costumed and staged Reader's Theatre at The Boutique. You will have the option of Dinner & Show or Show Only.
The three-course dinner begins at 5:00 pm and includes your choice of beef, chicken or vegetarian and a glass of wine.
You can opt for the Show Only which begins at 6:00 pm.
"WidowSSS of Pancho Villa" will be presented on January 28, 29 and 30; February 4, 5 and 6.
New Bazaar Bargains Tour - Saturday
In response to all you expats looking for deals on used/ recycled furniture, household items and such I have decided to conduct a tour promoting just that! As a bonus I am adding a consignment clothing store.
Tours will begin on Saturday, January 30, 2016 where we will meet at Farmacia Guadalajara on Insurgentes in Old Town Vallarta.
Tour hours are planned to be from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm (a little flexible with time if we are having fun shopping it can be extended!). If decided, Lunch is after the shopping.
Vallarta Cup Race Series - Saturday
The Riviera Nayarit is signaling the start of the sailing season with the traditional Vallarta Cup Race Series. Over two-dozen boats will be competing in this friendly and very festive event.
The Vallarta Yacht Club (VYC) in Nuevo Vallarta will be hosting this series, which will include the participation of the other marinas in the region, including the Marina Riviera Nayarit in La Cruz de Huanacaxtle and the Marina Vallarta.
Races start at noon every Saturday in January, with theme parties every evening. This year the activities will take place on January 9, 16, 23 and 30. Because this is a friendly competition, the boats can participate in one or all the races.
Voice of Vallarta at Act II - Sunday
The Voice of Vallarta competition has started the third season for 2015 - 2016 in looking for the best singer in the Bay of Banderas.
Act II Entertainment has spent the summer and after hundreds of auditions they have narrowed the field to 20 of the best.
The reality show competition season opener was on November 22 and will continue every Sunday at 8:00 pm until the big closing night scheduled for March 20, 2016.
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.