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Nine Day Festival Honors Patron Saint of Bucerías
Banderas News Team

The festival of Our Lady of Peace, the patron Saint of Bucerias, Nayarit, began January 16 and continues through the 24th. Besides a carnival in the town's main plaza, festivities include a boat parade, daily masses and processions, fireworks and entertainment nightly.

Act II is in Full Swing at the Height of the Season!
Daniel R. Mininni

Act II is in Full Swing at the height of the Puerto Vallarta entertainment season, with two of the season's most anticipated musicals opening this week. 'I Got Rhythm,' from the team that brought you 'Some Enchanted Evening' last season, and the iconic American musical, 'Chicago.'

Puerto Vallarta Medical Matters Conference, February 11
Pamela Thompson

The 2019 Puerto Vallarta Medical Matters Conference, a no charge community healthcare event featuring options for the Banderas Bay Community regarding day to day well-being and emergency healthcare needs, will be held at the Marriott Hotel on February 11 from 9 am to 3 pm.

Kaiser Maximilian Offers Vallarta Diners Oysters & More
Marie Callan

Though best-known for serving Puerto Vallarta residents and visitors exceptional Austrian fare, Kaiser Maximilian invites you to dive into the special 'Oysters and More' menu, which is being served, along with the restaurant's regular menu, through February 2nd.

Puerto Vallarta Can't Get Enough of 'Active Measures'
Democrats Abroad Costa Banderas

If you missed the Democrats Abroad Costa Banderas Chapter's first two showings of 'Active Measures' at Incanto, you can still see the sold-out movie everyone in Puerto Vallarta is talking about! A third screening & discussion of the film is scheduled for January 22 at 6 pm.

Vallarta IFC Supports Charitable & Community Projects
John Warren

Last season, the International Friendship Club gave over 1.2 million pesos to Puerto Vallarta charities and community programs. The IFC raised the funds by running their Vallarta Home Tours, and through fees for membership and social activities. Learn how you can help.

Five Reasons Why Mexico is a Fantastic Place to Live
MEXLend Mortgages for Mexico

Mexico very frequently tops 'best of' lists, like the 'Best Places to Honeymoon' or the 'Top 10 Beaches in the World,' etc. However, what many may not realize is that Mexico is much more than just the perfect place to vacation; it's also a marvelous place to live.

Sunday's Total Lunar Eclipse a 'Super Blood Wolf Moon'

This weekend the sky will be putting on a howlingly good show: 'a super blood wolf moon.' The cosmic event is the convergence of a few stellar lunar events - an eclipse coinciding with a supermoon turning an eerie blood red. Here's everything you need to know about the phenomenon.

2019 Vallarta Bird Festival at Vallarta Botanical Garden
Marie Callan

Vallarta Botanical Garden is home to over 200 different species of birds, and will be the site of the 2019 Vallarta Bird Festival, March 8-10. These three fun-filled days of birding tours and presentations will help fund the construction and installation of Military Macaw nest boxes.

$10,500 USD Donated to Vallarta Civil Protection Dept.
Ricardo Acerco

On Sunday, January 13, personnel of the Puerto Vallarta Subdirección de Protección Civil y Bomberos (Civil Protection and Fire Department), headed by Adrián Bobadilla García, received an important donation from members of the Marina Vallarta Rotary Club.

Branden & James Return to The Palm Cabaret January 19
Debbie White

Branden & James return to Puerto Vallarta for a 5-week residence at The Palm Cabaret, where they'll present their new show, 'The Phantom of The Greatest Showman.' In this show, the cello and vocal duo performs some of the beloved melodies from these two epic movie musicals.

Arena Vallarta to Host 8th Int'l Charro Championships
Diego Sancho

From January 30 to February 3, 2019, 18 of the best Charro teams in Mexico and 12 teams from the U.S. will gather at Arena Vallarta to compete in the Octavo Campeonato Internacional Charro Puerto Vallarta (Eighth Puerto Vallarta International Charro Championship).

Puerto Vallarta Premiere of 'Tribute to Leonard Cohen'
Virginia Fox

In a 'Tribute to Leonard Cohen,' opening at Puerto Vallarta's Boutique Theatre on January 31, Mark Zeller and Rafa Zermano join together for illuminating evenings of soul searching songs by Canadian singer songwriter, Leonard Cohen. Additional shows Feb. 1, 2, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15 & 16.

2019 Tourism Opportunities and Challenges for Vallarta
Lorena Sonrisas

2019 represents a series of challenges and opportunities for Puerto Vallarta to maintain the tourist bonanza that began in 2018 with high hotel occupancy rates, economic benefits, and the constant creation of direct and indirect jobs for the benefit of local families.

PV Chamber Orchestra & Ruach Singers Present Spirited!
Patricia Silver

The Ruach Singers, an eight-voice professional Jewish a cappella group from Toronto, Canada, joins forces with the PV Chamber Orchestra for one night only, Friday, February 8, 2019, 8 pm, for the 'Spirited!' concert at the Paradise Village auditorium in Nuevo Vallarta, Nayarit.

ASPV to Host Parenting in the Digital Era Conference
Amanda González Moreno

On Friday, January 18 from 7:00-9:00 pm, the American School of Puerto Vallarta will host a bilingual conference about parenting in the digital era, the importance of technology in innovation, and digital citizenship in today's world, at the Javadpour Arts Center.

Bohemia Viva Debuts 'Reflections' at The Palm Cabaret
María Francesca

The fiery Argentine musical duo, Bohemia Viva has returned to the Banderas Bay area for another great season of entertainment. Their new show, 'Reflections,' will debut in Mexico on January 16th at 6:30 and 9:30 pm at The Palm Cabaret & Bar in Puerto Vallarta.

Puerto Vallarta Welcomes New Service by Swoop Airlines

Canadians in Hamilton and Abbotsford will have an easier way to reach Puerto Vallarta, Mexico this winter as Swoop, Canada's leading ultra-low-cost airline, has announced service into PV's Gustavo Díaz Ordaz International Airport (PVR) with the addition of two new routes.

Entertainment Season is in Full Swing at Act II STAGES
Daniel R. Mininni

As the only 5-Star venue in Puerto Vallarta, Act II Entertainment is celebrating its biggest and best season ever! A record-breaking box office made 2018 its best year ever, and 2019 is already showing signs it will be better, with sold out houses and new shows opening every week.

Service Learning for Sustainability in Puerto Vallarta
Nicole Swedlow

From recycling to volunteering, the American School of Puerto Vallarta is committed to sustainable new practices that encourage students to change their behaviors, develop their passions, express their creativity, and nurture their capacity for compassion - both on and off campus.

Democrats Abroad Present 'Active Measures' Encore
Democrats Abroad Costa Banderas

If you missed the Jan. 7 screening of the documentary 'Active Measures,' you can still see the sold-out movie everyone is talking about! Democrats Abroad Costa Banderas will present a second screening & discussion of the film on Jan. 14 from 3-6 pm at Incanto in downtown Vallarta.

Puerto Vallarta Bomberos Pancake Breakfast, Feb. 24th
Gary Green

Although our first-responders don't seek recognition for their devotion to the community, from time to time we have the opportunity to express our appreciation. You can show your support by attending the PV Bomberos Pancake Breakfast on February 24 at Lazaro Cardenas Park.

Daiquiri Dick's Does Brunch With PuRR-fect Style
Banderas News Team

On Tuesday, January 29, Daiquiri Dick's Restaurant is hosting an elegant brunch and fashion show to benefit PuRR Project, a non-profit feline shelter in Puerto Vallarta. Join us for a 3-course brunch with mimosas, original fashions and jewelry, and a raffle for fabulous prizes.

Two Artist Exhibit Opens Friday at Galleria Dante
Claire Guarniere

Exhibitions by artists Israel Zzepda and Manuel Adria open at Galleria Dante on Friday, January 11, as part of this week's South Side Shuffle. Stop by Puerto Vallarta's largest and most eclectic art gallery to meet the artists and enjoy complimentary cocktails from 6:00-10:00 pm.

2019 Bear Weekend in Puerto Vallarta Supports SETAC
Christian Serrano

A brand-new three day Bear Weekend is set to take place in Puerto Vallarta from January 31 through February 2, 2019. This series of events will be so hot that you won't want to miss them - especially since you'll be supporting SETAC, PV's LGBT Wellness & Community Center.

Act II's 'The Foreigner' Opens to Rave Reviews

Directed by Danny Mininni, Act II Entertainment's newest show, 'The Foreigner,' is a huge success! Everyone in the audience was thrilled with Saturday night's opener! Funny, fabulous, fiery, flawless, and filled with laughs, if you are in Puerto Vallarta, this a show not to be missed!

Los Mangos Library 19th Annual Art Auction, January 24
Lorena Sonrisas

Get ready folks! It's time for the yearly 'Subasta de Arte' at Puerto Vallarta's Public Library, Biblioteca Los Mangos. Set to take place on January 24 from 6:00 to 10:00 pm, this will be the 19th annual art auction & sale - and the library's biggest fund raising event of the year.

January's Fantastic Line-up of Shows at The Palm Cabaret
Alex Bourgeau

While 2018 was a good year, 2019 brings new beginnings, friendships, and exciting new talent to the Palm Cabaret. Up until now, the venue has undergone many changes, now it's time to bring back some of PV's favorite entertainers and introduce some new faces to Puerto Vallarta.

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