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El Arrayán Announces Seasonal Cooking Classes
: Aug 27, 2014
Acclaimed restaurant El Arrayán has just announced that the will resume their popular traditional Mexican cooking classes on October 6. Owner/Chef Carmen Porras and Chef Alfonso Corona have planned over 35 recipes from diverse regions throughout Mexico for classes this season.
San Pancho’s Sinergiarte Announces Festival, Fundraising Campaign
: Aug 22, 2014
Sinergiarte, the annual San Pancho art festival organized every December by Colectivo San Pancho (their art collective) has launched a fundraising campaign to ensure that their upcoming festival will take place successfully. This year’s dates are December 20 - 28.
Two Popular Puerto Vallarta Street Parties Announce 2014-15 Dates
: Aug 20, 2014
Looking to set the upcoming Fall/Winter season in motion, organizers of the South Side Shuffle and the Historic Center Art Walk have announced their dates for the coming months. Both event provide excellent reasons to explore their surrounding neighborhoods on foot.
Corazón de Niña Benefit Announced
: Aug 13, 2014
ACT II Entertainment has announced an evening of music, entertainment, fun and friendship to benefit Corazón de Niña, a local, non-profit children’s shelter. The event will take place Friday, August 15, at 6 pm
at the ACT II’s Stages.
Villa Mandarinas Announces Los Mangos Library Fundraiser
: Aug 6, 2014
A summer benefit for Los Mangos Public Library has just been announced, to take place Sunday, August 24, noon - 8 pm, at Villa Mandarinas, one of the many spectacular oceanfront villas in Puerto Vallarta’s scenic South Shore.
Riviera Nayarit Organizes Latin Fest
: Jul 30, 2014
After two successful Salsa-Mambo annual events, Riviera Nayarit decided to complement with a new event, the first ever Latin Fest Riviera Nayarit, to take place this weekend, August 1-2, in the Nuevo Vallarta Marina.
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.