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.”
CarnavalPV Festivities - Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday
CarnavalPV is more than a parade! We have added a jazz and beer festival, movie screenings, pet parade, mask making workshop and more.
Everyone will be in a dancing mood as the CarnavalPV floats get set to coast over the cobblestone streets pumping music into the air on Tuesday night, February 9th starting from the Sheraton Hotel at 8:00 pm.
Children and adults will snap up beads, toys and candy as parade entries hurl goodies to more than 30,000 spectators lining the three-kilometer route.
Event organizers will combine the party spirit with the competitive spirit as judges tally votes for the most creative entry to award the anxiously-awaited 5,000 peso cash prize.
Miss Richfield 1981 'Red Lips to the White House' at The Palm Cabaret - Tuesday, Friday and Saturday
Miss Richfield 1981 is announcing her candidacy in an all-new show “Red Lips to the White House!”
Proving she will be the best commander in chiffon, Miss R will lay out her platform with songs, videos, and audience participation. Come join the campaign.
We can’t wait to have the fabulous and talented Miss Richfield 1981 on our stage again at The Palm Cabaret with performances of “Red Lips to the White House” opening on Tuesday, February 2 through February 15.
Charity Bingo at Nacho Daddy - Wednesday
Do you like pampering massages and stunning jewelry; live shows; a free night in a hotel; free drinks and delicious food or a free hair make over? You can win these and more at Bingo at Nacho Daddy on Wednesday, January 20!
Come and enjoy Bingo and, once again, live entertainment by "Stolie." She will play a mix of acoustic rock, jazz, oldies covers and originals from 3:00 to 4:00 pm and at the break.
Cards go on sale at 3:00 pm and bingo starts at 4:00 pm. We have a final cash blackout game with the winner taking home half the pot in pesos. Last week's winner won 2600 pesos!
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.
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.
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 February 4, 5 and 6.
Southside Shuffle - Friday
Take a stroll down Basilio Badillo every other Friday evening beginning on November 20 for art, jewelry, fashion, collectibles, restaurants, food, drinks, live music and fun.
This is one of Vallarta's more festive events and the party runs from 6:00 to 10:00 pm and features live music, cocktails and all kinds of great stuff.
Southside Shuffle dates are February 5 & 19, March 4 & 18; and April 1 from 6:00 to 10:00 pm
Dinner Auction Benefit for RISE - Saturday
Please plan to join us at our "Celebracion de Los Ninos" to benefit the children at Refugio Infantil Santa Esperanza (RISE).
Save the date of Saturday, February 6, 2016 from 5:00 until 9:00 pm in the Gran Salon shared by resorts SECRETS Vallarta Bay and NOW Amber, Calle David Alfaro Siquentos 164 (behind the Coppel on Medina Ascencio).
Share in the great food, plenty of beer & wine, excellent entertainment, amazing live and silent auctions, and much more!
Dinner-Show to Honor Rafael Zamarripa - Saturday
Join the Cultural Foundation of Puerto Vallarta on Saturday, February 6 for a Gala Dinner-Show at 6:30 pm to honor Rafael Zamarripa: sculptor, painter, dancer, and choreographer born in Puerto Vallarta.
This is a unique opportunity for locals and visitors to honor the great talent of the first artist who installed a sculpture on the Malecon of Puerto Vallarta: “The Boy on the Seahorse,” also known as “El Caballito” (The Little Horse), which has now become an icon of Puerto Vallarta with international recognition.
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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