Events Not to Miss This Week in Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit
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December 12, 2016

Following is just an overview of all the events and festivities happening this week in Vallarta-Nayarit.

There's a lot more going on in Vallarta-Nayarit this week, so check out our Events Calendar.

Adult Bingo at The Palm - Monday

Batten down the hatches and lock up the kids — Adult Bingo is back at The Palm!

Come play Adult Bingo with PuRR Project on Monday, December 12 at The Palm as the always amazing Amy Armstrong will call the numbers and blow you away with her incredible singing voice.

Bingo cards go on sale at 3:30 pm and the fun starts at 4:00.

Christmas Concert 2016 - Monday
The Puerto Vallarta Chamber Orchestra invites you to their Christmas Concert 2016 with Mozart's Horn Concerto No. 1, Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker Suite and the Christmas favorites everybody loves!

The Puerta Vallarta Chamber Orchestra will be performing their two annual Christmas Concerts on December 11th and 12th at 8:00 pm.

The venue for Monday, December 12 will be the Paraiso Salon of Paradise Village in Nuevo Vallarta.

Free Malecon Sculpture Walking Tour - Tuesday

Gary Thompson, owner of Galeria Pacifico, conducts a FREE Malecon Sculpture Walking Tour in downtown Puerto Vallarta every Tuesday morning from mid-November through mid-April.

The tour begins promptly at 9:30 am at the north end of the Malecon in front of the Millennium sculpture which is next to the Hotel Rosita.

The 2-hour tour usually commences with artist Mathis Lidice describing and discussing his inspiration for the massive landmark sculpture Millennium. After about 15 minutes the art walk continues on to the next sculpture with interesting discussion taking place in front of each bronze statue.

Connect with Mexico at ART VallARTa - Tuesday

Confused about Mexico? Let’s talk about it!
What is Connect with Mexico?

It is a series of conversations supported by an effective and fun method of learning about Mexican culture, geography, history, literature, art, government, and its many peoples.

It is a tool for English-speaking individuals living in or visiting Puerto Vallarta to expand their understanding of their adopted country, Mexico.

Join us every Tuesday from 10:30 until Noon at ART VallARTa.

Charity Bingo at Nacho Daddy - Wednesday

We are back with Bingo at Nacho Daddy's and they have made fantastic changes to their venue with more room and comfort!!

We hope to see you every other Wednesday starting Wednesday, November 16!  

Cards go on sale at 3:00 and the Bingo games start at 4:00.

And imagine winning a luxury yacht cruise, a free night in a boutique hotel with a panoramic view, massages, jewelry, live shows, free drinks, delicious food, tequila or wine with glasses, a free bingo package, or cold hard cash!

Sayulita Ranchero Fundraiser - Wednesday

Pro Sayulita’s third annual Ranchero fiesta, La Granja, is quickly approaching and will take place on Wednesday, December 14th at 4:30 pm.

This fundraiser, which benefits the community of Sayulita, always sells out and is sure to be a great time.

Jack Jones, President of Pro Sayulita, tells El Sayulero more about this not to be missed fundraiser.

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 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.

Garden Club Wine Reception - Thursday

Join us in the Oficina de Proyectos Culturales (OPC) Garden on Thursday, December 15th from  5:00 – 7:00 pm where we'll be serving compimentary wine and appetizers.

Bring your friends and join the Vallarta Garden Club for our December membership meeting and wine reception.

OPC and Vallarta Garden Club share a common interest in "Beautifying Vallarta" and improving the quality of life in our city.

Hallelujah by PV Gay Mens Chorus - Thursday, Friday and Saturday

The Puerto Vallarta Gay Men’s Chorus (PVGMC), directed by Alfonso López, presents its annual holiday musical celebration at 8:00 pm on December 15 and 16 and at 4:00 and 8:00 pm on December 17 at Act II Stages Main Stage!

The chorus (and selected ensembles) will present a merry mixture of traditional Mexican, American, and Canadian carols, "Light the Candles of Hanukkah", as well as some beloved sacred music and fun pop songs.

Celebrate the most magical season of the year with the PVGMC, and you might want to brush up on some of your favorites so that you can sing along!

South Side Shuffle - Friday

Take a stroll down Basilio Badillo every other Friday evening beginning on November 18 for art, jewelry, fashion, collectibles, restaurants, food, drinks, live music and fun.

Over seventeen Shops, Galleries & Restaurants open their doors for the return of the Friday evening Southside Shuffle in Old Town Vallarta.

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 December 16 & 30; January 13 & 27, February 10 & 24, March 10 & 24; and April 7 & 21.
Dog Adoption Walks on the Malecon - Friday

Join the volunteers from Vallarta Adventures as they parade the pups and adult dogs that are available for adoption up and down the Malecon.

The fun and healthy walk begins every Friday at 7:00 pm and the two hour walk begins at Hotel Rosita at the north end of Vallarta's oceanfront Boardwalk.

These rescue dogs will be all ages, all sizes and various breeds and mixed breeds. They will all be sterilized and be wearing neon green "Adopt Me" jackets.

Good Morning Wake-Up Radio Show - 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.
Holiday Party at June Rosen Gallery - Saturday and Sunday

For jewelry lovers in Puerto Vallarta, the June Rosen Lopez Gallery will hold its usual Annual Celebration on Saturday, December 17 and Sunday, December 18.

Those who are interested in learning about June’s new jewelry designer collection, as well as observing pieces handmade by other artists, this party is for you.

Both days, June’s house gallery doors will be open from 1:00 to 8:00 pm.

It's time to have fun! Have a nosh, stop thinking about politics and enjoy the holiday season! Hope you can come up and join me!

The Voice of Vallarta - Sunday

The Voice of Vallarta will be held every Sunday evening through April 9. (*Christmas Day and New Year’s Day are dark.) A Voice of Vallarta Season Pass is now available online at Act II. This discounted pass will allow you to attend all shows with V.I.P seats in the first three rows, one cocktail per show, and seats for the big closing night. Check it out!

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.

  Learn about PuRR Project No Kill Feline Shelter/Adoption

  Learn about Puerto Vallarta Garden Club

  Learn about Puerto Vallarta Gay Men’s Chorus

  Learn about Pasitos de Luz Day Care for Children

  Learn about Colina Spay and Neuter Clinic for Dogs & Cats

  Learn about Grupo Pro Sayulita

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