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X Vallarta I Madonnari Festival Winners Announced
Marie Callan

After three days of hard work on the part of the participants, the tenth edition of the Puerto Vallarta 'I Madonnari' Festival ended on Sunday, November 22, with awards given to the sidewalk chalk artists in the adults, teenagers and children's categories.

US Coast Guard Cutter 'Alert' Lends Vallarta a Hand

In conjunction with the Navy League of Puerto Vallarta, 22 crew members from the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Alert recently visited a recreation center, a community center and a preschool, where they cleaned and painted these spaces where the citizens of Puerto Vallarta come together.

Vallarta Gay Men's Chorus 'Festival of Lights' Concert

On December 16, 17 and 18, at 7:00 pm, the Puerto Vallarta Gay Men's Chorus will light up the holidays with its 'Festival of Lights' concert, featuring music in Spanish, English, Latin and French with songs of the season from various countries and faiths on Act II's Main Stage.

Campeonato Nacional de Caballos Bailadores, Nov 27-29

If you are a horse lover, then you are going to want to be in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico from November 27-29, 2015 for the '9° Campeonato Nacional de Caballos Bailadores.' This weekend full of excitement for equestrian lovers will begin Friday with a parade down the Malecón.

No Way José! Restaurant Fires up for Best Season Yet!
Banderas News Team

José Alfredo welcomes our friends and family back to No Way José! Restaurant for what will be our best season ever! Here is just a 'taste' of the many exciting events, dishes, music and fun that Tu Casa en Vallarta has in store for you this year.

Maggie Worsdale Puts The 'Broad' in Broadway at ACT II
Debbie White

Maggie Worsdale will be 'tramping it up' in Puerto Vallarta on November 25-27 at The Red Room Cabaret. In 'The Lady Is A Tramp,' Maggie opens with a powerhouse version of the song and radiates the sassy, brassy qualities of a true New York Cabaret singer throughout the show.

November 20 Banderas News Brief and Weekend Events
Banderas News Team

There's always so much going on in Puerto Vallarta and around the Republic, it can be difficult to keep up with it all. We've put together a brief overview of some of this week's Mexico headlines, plus Puerto Vallarta news and some of this weekend's events you won't want to miss.

Find Renters for Your Puerto Vallarta Condominium
Marie Callan

Good news for Puerto Vallarta vacation property owners! A new website was recently launched to make it easier for you to find renters for your condominium in PV. A unique new high exposure site,, will increase your property's exposure significantly.

Democrats Abroad Weekly Film Series Resumes Dec. 2
Tobe Jensen

The Costa Banderas Chapter of Democrats Abroad Mexico is launching its 6th Annual Film Series on December 2, 2015. The popular series features first-run films shown at the International Friendship Club in downtown Puerto Vallarta on Wednesday nights at 7 pm through April 6, 2016.

PVRPV's Vallarta Vacation Property of the Week
Plaza Marina Condo D-6

This week, PVRPV brings you Condominios Plaza Marina D-6, a 2 bedroom, 3 bathroom condo with a studio, and plenty of room to comfortably accommodate up to six guests. Conveniently located in Plaza Marina, this condo offers everything you need for your Puerto Vallarta vacation.

Blue Flag Inspections in Riviera Nayarit
Jorge Jiménez

Personnel from the Blue Flag Mexico National Organization inspected the Nuevo Vallarta Norte beach and the Marina Riviera Nayarit on November 9-10, 2015; with all the criteria necessary for this international certification being met, the results were positive and seamless.

Banderas Bay Women's Shelter November 2015 Newsletter
David Zude

Non disclosure of the location of the Banderas Bay Women's Shelter is imperative to provide abused women and their children in the greater Puerto Vallarta area with a safe refuge, but we can give you the latest news from the Compassion for the Family Mexico non-profit organization.

Fifth Annual 'Motomania' Starts Today in San Blas
Riviera Nayarit CVB

Over two thousand motorcycles and more than three thousand bikers from about 15 Mexican states will congregate in San Blas, Nayarit from November 19-22 for the 5th Annual 'Motomania' bike fest. Activities include a motorcycle parade, Mexican wrestling (lucha libre) & live rock music.

Live Music in Puerto Vallarta and Around Banderas Bay

Puerto Vallarta is home to a thriving music scene with a variety of venues showcasing everything from Latin jazz to good old-fashioned rock n’ roll. Each week, we will list live music events in PV and around Banderas Bay with a little help from our friend, local musician Randall Scott.

South Side Shuffle Offers Fun and Friendly Shopping
Banderas News Team

Every other Friday from 6 to 10 pm, Puerto Vallarta's Zona Romantica is bustling with activity, as locals and tourists alike head over to Basilio Badillo to do the South Side Shuffle. Now in its 6th year, the South Side Shuffle offers cocktails, music and the perfect excuse to shop!

7th Half Marathon & 10K in The Riviera Nayarit
Riviera Nayarit CVB

The 7th Riviera Nayarit Half Marathon & 10K is set to take place in Nuevo Vallarta on Saturday, November 21, 2015. This destination anchor event has shown the most growth out of the many activities taking place here, with 1,300 runners participating in this year's race.

Purr Project's November News and Upcoming Events
Shannon Campbell

The latest news and upcoming events for Purr Project, a non-profit, no-kill feline shelter just north of Puerto Vallarta, that provides homeless cats and kittens a recuperative stay with the ultimate goal of adopting them out to loving homes sterilized, vaccinated and disease free.

Puerto Vallarta Jewish Community Chanukah Dinner, Dec 6
Donna Feldman

On Sunday, December 6, 2015, the Puerto Vallarta Jewish Community is sponsoring a Chanukah Party at The River Café at 6:30 pm. This is the Holiday of Lights, a joyous time. The evening will consist of a fantastic dinner served family-style with lots of latkes. Reservations requested.

XXI Festival Gourmet Theme Night at Kaiser Maximilian
Laura Gelezunas

It's a feast for all the senses and you can take part in this experience by attending the Puerto Vallarta Festival Gourmet Theme Night at Kaiser Maximilian Restaurant, where you'll enjoy a 6-course dinner of New American Cuisine with wine pairings on Wednesday, November 18 at 8 pm.

Timothy Real Estate Group Hosts Casa Chickie Open House
Carl Timothy

On Tuesday, December 1st from 6-8 pm, Timothy Real Estate Group will be hosting a delightful Open House at Casa Chickie in the prestigious gated community of The Ridge, where you will find some of Puerto Vallarta's most stunning homes. The event will be catered by Café des Artistes.

'Siente Frida' to Benefit Pasitos de Luz's Casa Connor
Barb Bremner

Don't miss 'Siente Frida,' an interactive live art show that focuses on the life, hardships and successes of Mexican artist Frida Kahlo. Scheduled to be held at the Sheraton Buganvilias Resort Dec. 4, the dinner theater event will raise funds for building Casa Connor at Pasitos de Luz.

'RisingHop 2015' Microbrew Festival in Puerto Vallarta
Mexico Premier

On November 20 and 21 Mexico's Craft beer producers will hold the first 'RisingHop 2015' microbrew festival at Puerto de Luna's Parota Park in Puerto Vallarta, where you will enjoy a variety of craft beers made by Mexican brewers, delicious food, live music, art & family fun.

Recipes & Real Estate: Getting 'Fruity' at Casa Gloria
Banderas News Team

Recipes and Real Estate, because it's the kitchen that sells the house. In this episode, Laura Gelezunas and the Kitchenettes show us how to make a sweet salsa and a tangy margarita from the kitchen of Casa Gloria, a condo on Punta Negra Beach, just south of downtown Puerto Vallarta.

Grand Fiesta Americana Puerto Vallarta Accepted into ALHI
Hospitality Net

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico's brand-new resort Grand Fiesta Americana Puerto Vallarta - All Inclusive Adults Only, which just opened in September 2015, has been accepted into the prestigious Membership portfolio of Associated Luxury Hotels International (ALHI).

Thanksgiving in PV? Let Daiquiri Dick's Do the Cooking!
Media Diva International

There are those of us who enjoy the eating part of Thanksgiving more than the cooking part. If you don't feel like turning on the oven and heating up the house, especially here in Puerto Vallarta, you can get your turkey fix at Daiquiri Dick’s Restaurant - or order it to go!

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