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.”
Culinary and Art Festival - Tuesday
We are proud of our excellent restaurants and creative artists in Puerto Vallarta so we invite you to attend the Culinary and Art Festival on Tuesday, February 16 from 3:00 to 7:00 pm in the lobby of the Marsol Hotel next to Los Muertos Pier.
Admission is free and you can buy tickets at the door to use for purchase of food from a number of local restaurants: pulled pork sandwiches from El Rio BBQ, seafood treats from Melissa’s Restaurant, Italian specialties from Sapori di Sicilia, Mexican food from Andale’s, chili and pastries from Aroma Deli, blue corn treats from Gaby’s and more.
Local painters, sculptors and jewelry artists will present their creations for show and sale.
Amy Armstrong will come by to sing and there will be live music during the event.
Becas Breakfast Fundraiser - Wednesday
Becas Vallarta holds five breakfasts a season at popular Vallarta restaurants. Apart from good food and a chance to meet friends, old and new, the breakfasts offer many raffle prizes, silent auction and gift bags. These popular events are usually sold out, so contact one of the Becas volunteers to reserve tickets for the next Becas breakfast scheduled for February 17th at River Cafe, 9:30 am.
The final fundraiser breakfast of the season will be on Wednesday, April 13 at Coco's Kitchen.
American School Art Auction - Wednesday
The American School of Puerto Vallarta would like to invite you to attend our Third Annual Art Auction!
This year’s event will take place on Wednesday, February 17th, 2016 in the Astor Ballroom of the St. Regis Punta Mita Resort.
The Auction will feature works from international artists, among them three mothers and seven students from our school.
Tickets are $25 USD per person and includes cocktail and appetizers at 6:00 and a bidding pallet and catalog for the auction, set for 7:00 pm.
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.
What a Drag Beauty Pageant - Friday
Get ready for a jam packed night full of laughs, garish makeup and straight men parading around in high heels like Bambi on ice!
Come to Act II Entertainment's Main Stage on Friday, February 19, 2016 at 7:00 pm, where about 10 straight men in town will endure humiliation and ridicule because they're "another man against violence against women," all in support of Banderas Bay Women's Shelter.
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 19, March 4 & 18; and April 1 from 6:00 to 10:00 pm.
Mexi Log Fest in Sayulita - Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Some of the best traditional longboard riders in the United States, Australia, the United Kingdom, Brazil, Mexico, France and Hawaii hang out for some heavy surfing for four days in the Riviera Nayarit’s Capital of Surf.
Thanks to the success of the previous year’s event, the Sayulita surf will once again welcome the II Mexi Log Fest (MXLF) from February 19-21, 2016, reinforcing its status as the Surf Capital of the Riviera Nayarit. According to Israel Preciado, founder of MXLF, “the philosophy of the festival is to promote logging and leave behind something positive for the community.”
Log, or logging, also known as traditional longboarding, is the art of surfing with style, grace and precision on boards no shorter than nine feet long, without a leash and weighing over 12 pounds, with just one center keep at least nine inches in length. Basically, these are the same boards used back in the 60s.
Vallarta Real Estate Fair - Saturday
The Fourth Annual Vallarta Real Estate Fair is the perfect opportunity to get the important information Buyers, Sellers, and Homeowners need to make the most of their real estate investments.
The 2016 Fair will include important information regarding home ownership, taxation, medical care and include local businesses and service providers, such as accountants, mortgage brokers, home and health insurance brokers, interior designers and more.
Admittance is free so don’t miss this engaging event from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm on Saturday, February 20th, 2016 hosted by Timothy Real Estate Group.
Sunset Market at Marina Riviera Nayarit - Saturday
Spend a special sunset afternoon at Marina Riviera Nayarit with the true heart of businesses along the North Shore of Banderas Bay who support and love our community of La Cruz de Huanacaxtle.
The Marina Malecon will come to life with this free admission event on Saturday, February 20 from 4:00 until sunset, approximately 7:30 pm.
Live music at the stage, food samples from restaurants, local vendors, artists and much more!
Everybody is invited to share in the fun so we hope you'll join us with your family and friends.
Taste of Lo de Marcos - Sunday
Sunday, the 21st of February 2016 will see a Kermes (a neighborhood party to raise funds) from 3:00 until 8:00 pm at the Centro de Fiestas Los Delfines, Luis Echeverria #9, Lo de Marcos, Bahia de Banderas, Nayarit (just east of the town plaza).
The Centro de Fiestas will be transformed on Sunday the 21st of February into - The 3rd Annual Taste of Lo de Marcos!
In addition to live music and a special performance, the event will feature foods from many restaurants from the Pueblo of Lo de Marcos with goodies ranging from casual to Five Star Dining and several Artisanal Booths with unique handcrafted items for purchase.
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.