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Cartelera Escénica Announces Contemporary Dance Premiere
: Jul 22, 2014
Three years in the making, local choreographer Melissa Castillo premieres Escudriñando el Cielo
(or scouting the sky), a contemporary dance montage for two dancers, music and voice, this Saturday, July 26 at 8 pm at CECATUR Auditorium.
Vallarta Botanical Gardens Stairway Dedication Announced
: Jul 22, 2014
Saturday, July 26, will be a special day at the Vallarta Botanical Gardens, with the dedication of the main stairway of the soon-to-be opened Vallarta Conservatory of Mexican Orchids, in memory of Mexican orchid researcher Roberto González Tamayo (1940-2014).
International Sailors Compete in Nuevo Vallarta
: Jul 1, 2014
The Vallarta Yacht Club will host the International Optimist Dinghy Association (IODA) North American Championships. Teams from 19 countries will meet in Nuevo Vallarta. The North American Championships, called “OptiNAM”, is one of the most important regattas in the world for this class.
First Traditional Mexican Food Festival Announced
: Jun 25, 2014
The first ever Traditional Mexican Food Festival will take place in Puerto Vallarta on Sunday, June 29 starting at 10 am in Plaza Lázaro Cárdenas in Colonia Emiliano Zapata. Its goal is to preserve the knowledge and enjoyment of local traditional foods and beverages.
Princesas Desesperadas Relocates
: Jun 18, 2014
Princesas Desesperadas, the smash play of the season about four Disney princesses’ journey to “happily ever after,” is switching venues from The Boutique Theatre to The Palm Cabaret and Bar. Upcoming performances will take place at The Palm June 20, 21, 27, 28 and July 4 and 5 at 8:30 PM.
Puerto Vallarta to Host International Fireworks Festival
: Jun 10, 2014
Preparations are now underway for the first International Fireworks Festival to take place in Puerto Vallarta during the month of december, according to Department of Culture Director, Sergio Zepeda.
The River Cafe Announces Annual Mango Fest
: Jun 4, 2014
As in years past, The River Cafe has just announced the seventh edition of their annual Garlic and Mango Summer Festival, to take place June 1 - July 31. During this time, the restaurant will feature a special menu with choice items in which garlic and mango are prominently used.
Vallarta Botanical Gardens Move Forward With Summer Projects
: May 28, 2014
From improving their bilingual signage to hosting environmental celebrations, not to mention the completion of its new orchid conservatory, the Vallarta Botanical Gardens are using the Summer months to their fullest advantage. Here are some of their latest updates.
Puerto Vallarta Youth Orchestra Announces End-of-Season Concert
: May 19, 2014
The Puerto Vallarta Youth Orchestra has just announced their end of season concert, which will be performed free of charge at the Centro Universitario de la Costa (CUC) on Wednesday, May 28 at 5 pm, and again the following day at Act II’s Stages at 8 pm.
Restaurant Week - Tenth Anniversary Edition is Here
: May 14, 2014
Thirty-six restaurants in Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit are set to participate in the tenth anniversary edition of Restaurant Week. Produced by Vallarta Lifestyles Publishing Group, the event takes place May 15 - 31 every year.
Festival Sayulita To Return in 2015
: May 7, 2014
The first annual Festival Sayulita was a huge success, creating a unique gathering for all lovers of Mexico, film, tequila, food, music & surf. Festival Sayulita, 2015 is already set for January 14-18th and promises an even broader variety of international films, spirit tastings, live music, surf events and local cuisine.
Restaurant Week Introduces New JPG Menus
: Apr 30, 2014
Individual Restaurant Week menus are now available for the first time in JPG format! Help promote your favorite restaurant by sharing their special, Restaurant Week menu through email, Facebook, Twitter, or your favorite social media outlet.
The Restaurant Week 2014 Menu Guide is Here
: Apr 23, 2014
Vallarta Lifestyles’ Restaurant Week is proud to present this year’s Restaurant Week Menu Guide. Restaurant Week has positioned itself as one of our destination’s preferred culinary events with many visitors and locals making special plans to spend time in Vallarta Nayarit May 15 - 31, year after year.
Teatro Vallarta Announces Remaining Opera Season
: Apr 22, 2014
Two more screenings from The Met, Live in HD remain in the current season. On Saturday, April 26, The Met will present Mozart’s Così fan tutte
and on Saturday, May 10, the featured opera will be Rossini’s La Cenerentola
. Both performances will commence at noon and will feature English subtitles.
The Bugambilia Festival Returns
: Apr 9, 2014
Aiming to develop Puerto Vallarta into a floral and cultural festival destination, the Bugambilia Festival returns for its sophomore edition May 9 - 11. Not only are local bougainvilleas in full blossom at this time, the festival also ties in with Mother’s Day weekend.
Restaurant Week Releases Preliminary Participant List
: Mar 12, 2014
Vallarta Lifestyles’ Restaurant Week has just revealed a preliminary list of participating restaurants for the 10th anniversary edition of this popular annual event that takes place May 15-31. Organizers anticipate a few additional restaurant inquiries between now and the beginning of next week.
Los Bambinos Continue Drawing Crowds
: Feb 12, 2014
Puerto Vallarta’s favorite four-brother band Los Bambinos
continues with its successful performance run at Roxy Rock House every Tuesday, 8-10 pm. Brothers Carlos, Lázzaro, Immer and Giorgio have been performing for several years in Puerto Vallarta, charming tourists and locals.
Visiting Musicians Contribute to the Puerto Vallarta Youth Orchestra Community
: Feb 11, 2014
Several artists performing in Puerto Vallarta in the next few weeks, including jazz singer Jaramar Soto and her trio, and Well Strung, a singing string quartet, will donate some of their personal time offering masterclasses for members of Puerto Vallarta’s Youth Orchestra, at their Pitillal-based campus.
Circo de los Niños Returns to San Pancho
: Jan 31, 2014
Since their inaugural sold out show in 2011, everyone in the Riviera Nayarit has been waiting for the return of Circo de Los Niños
. Now, after two years of workshops and training 50 kids will once again bring the circus to San Pancho in a 2 day event, March 21 and 22 in San Francisco, Riviera Nayarit.
Christine Kenny Announces Ongoing Performances
: Jan 22, 2014Blues vocalist Chris Kenny is performing on a regular basis every Wednesday afternoon, 4-6 pm, at El Rio BBQ in Paso Ancho, a wonderful hideaway by the river just five minutes from Emiliano Zapata.