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Valentines in Romantica Zone Puerto Vallarta

February 14 – Friendship Day (Día de Amistad – Valentine’s Day); in Mexico, is not just for lovers, but friendship, as well, and is celebrated on February 14. Special menus in most the local restaurants and live music to dance in different latino ambience night clubs.  I HIGHLY RECOMMEND to reserve in advance if you don’t want to wait for hours for a table  and get into a fight with your fiancee :-).

One of our favorite restaurants is right on the beach!   SI  Senor on the Beach.

What a wonderful way to spend the evening, dining on the beach! Their wonderful chef’s whip up fantastic  and fresh creations every day, breakfast, lunch and dinner. WE LOVE IT HERE!
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Everything about Puerto Vallarta lends itself to romance: The blue water and green mountains, the cobblestone streets and traditional architecture, the brilliant colors and music. So planning a romantic Valentine’s Day in Vallarta is amazingly simple.

Galleria Dante Artist Reception Jan 27th

Galleria Dante    Presents
                                                     Juan Carlos Navarro
                                                                                       Friday Jan. 27 2017, 6-10pm

 

Come meet this exciting artist!

Juan Carlos was born in Guadalajara, Jalisco in 1975. He graduated as an Engineer – Architect. A self-taught painter, he participated in exhibitions as early as 2006. For the artist, the search is given in the light, in the space and figure, in the balance that gives us his artistic vision, in the landscape that is formed through a discreet and bright language.

Juan Carlos plays with women’s faces, images of children, nostalgic trees, changing landscapes that are located in an area where the value is more tonal than thematic, where the color is amending the forms and composition. For the artist, the search is given in the light, in the space and figure, in the balance that gives us his artistic vision, in the landscape that is formed through a discreet and bright language.
In each of the works in this Pictorial Exhibition, Juan Carlos Navarro creates an expressive and aesthetic universe, a visual discourse, a powerful metaphor in which figurative, spiritual, ecological and mystical currents are intertwined. The paintings refer to a comprehensive and questioning worldview: contemporary, life, relationships between human, environment, rhythms of nature and attempts depth passing through the Earth, its existential journey.

Dinner in the Sky PUERTO VALLARTA 2017

Top Chefs Helm Dinner in the Sky Experience at Casa Velas in Puerto Vallarta, Feb 2017
Gourmet Dinner w/ Wine Pairing Held 150 Feet in the Air

One of the world’s exhilarating dining experiences, Dinner in the Sky comes to Casa Velas in Puerto Vallarta from January 28 – February 28, 2017. Groups of 22 adventurous guests will be lifted nearly 150 feet in the air by a crane, taking in breathtaking views of the property’s on-site golf course and beautifully polished grounds, Banderas Bay and Sierra Madre Mountains. Guests at Dinner in the Sky can mingle with fellow diners during a one-hour experience consisting of a three course gourmet dinner menu designed by top chefs, including Mikel Alonso and Bruno Oteiza, disciples of Spanish superstar Juan Arzak and owners of Biko in Mexico City, regularly among the top 50 restaurants in the world on the San Pellegrino list. A complimentary cocktail hour precedes the dinner. When staying three nights at Casa Velas or its sister properties in Vallarta-Nayarit, guests enjoy special discounted rates for the experience.

A celebration of gastronomic innovation and excitement, Puerto Vallarta’s Dinner in the Sky costs $50 USD a seat when staying at Casa Velas or the nearby AAA Five Diamond Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit and $80 USD when staying at Velas Vallarta. An exciting happening in the Puerto Vallarta area, outside guests can enjoy the dinner for $242 USD on site or $170 pre-order, pending availability. Guests can reserve their space for two dinners Wednesday through Friday (beginning at 6 p.m. and again at 8 p.m.); Saturday and Sunday features three dinners (beginning at 5, 7 and 9 p.m.). A vegetarian menu is also available on request.

For more information please call 1-888-407-4869 or visit www.hotelcasavelas.com.

Galleria Dante Artist Reception Nov 18th

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Galleria Dante      Presents Marc Galipeau    Friday Nov. 18 2016, 6-10pm
Come meet this exciting artist!
Marc Galipeau is a Quebec painter born on September 17, 1967 in the Monteregie region.
Fascinated by the possibility to transpose life onto paper, he starts expressing himself artistically at a young age trying to emulate his older brother who was already mastering drawing as a child.  He studied to be a special education teacher, a profession he would practice until the age of 28, when he would finally make the jump to the uncertain world of professional art. He considers himself an artist by birth, self-taught, he gathered some experience along side professional artists and spent the next decade working and exhibiting throughout Quebec and France.
Thanks to his keen sense of self promotion and his undeniable talent, Marc soon found himself a place in art galleries in Montreal, Quebec city and the Eastern Townships.
Through his travels and connections, he built himself a network of contacts that allowed him to start showing his work throughout Canada, the United States and parts of Europe. Largely influenced by artists such as Claude Théberge, Paul Tex Lecor and Claude Bonneau, among others, his works reflects an idyllic vision of everyday life that is bathed in happiness, light and color.
Marc’s work is instantly recognizable by the soft, dreamlike atmospheres he is able to weave into his acrylic paintings.  His characters, often appearing as if out of a dream, are done in true colors rendered in shimmering tones.  His style could be said to have a folk art quality but the depth and the work that goes into its execution put him in a style all his own.
A serious and headstrong artist, Marc Galipeau’s career is on a rising curve and shows no sign of slowing down its rise. This is his third season at Galleria Dante! Come meet Marc at Galleria Dante on Basilio Badillo 269.  Or check out our website www.galleriadante.com

Puerto Vallarta Gay Mens Chorus Dec. 15

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Celebrate the holidays as PVGMC presents HALLELUJAH!

 

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

The PVGMC develops and shares the vocal skills of gay men from Mexico, the United States, Canada and around the world. They perform choral music that entertains, enlightens and unifies the audience, as well as its members, while building bridges of greater understanding, acceptance and love between communities, cultures, families, and friends. They are warmly embraced by the local Mexican and Ex-Pat communities, as well as tourists of both cultures.

This time of year brings back recollection of some of the most memorable times spent with family and friends. Buy your ticket today online at http://actiientertainment.com/PVGMC-Holiday-Concert.php or at the Act II Stages box office at Insurgentes 300 in the Romantic Zone (up the stairs on Basilio Badillo), telephone 322-222-1512. 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!

Puerto Vallarta Romantic Valentines Get Away

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Everything about Puerto Vallarta lends itself to romance: The blue water and green mountains, the cobblestone streets and traditional architecture, the brilliant colors and music. So planning a romantic Valentine’s Day in Vallarta is amazingly simple.

February 14 – Friendship Day (Día de Amistad – Valentine’s Day); in Mexico, not just love, but friendship, as well, is celebrated on February 14.

For great gifts for your special someone visit Xocodiva Artisan Chocolates in the Romantic Zone for sinfully delicious handmade treats, Jabonarte on Lazaro Cardenas for seductive massage and bath oils or Diamonds International for jewelry on the Puerto Vallarta Malecon.

Couple’s massages and spa treatments are another great way to enjoy Valentine’s Day in Puerto Vallarta with your sweetheart.  Ohtli Spa at CasaMagna Marriott is  certain to spark the romance.

Most of the restaurants in Puerto Vallarta will be offering special dinners for two for Valentine’s Day and some of the more famously romantic spots include:  The River Café, Trio, Le Kliff, Porto Bello, Café des Artistes, No Way Jose, Barcelona Tapas, Michel, and The Swedes. You need to reserve in advance if you don’t want to wait for ages!

And of course, no romantic evening in Puerto Vallarta is complete without a stroll along the Malecon watching the sunset and the fireworks lighting up the sky over Banderas Bay.

The beautiful heart artwork in the photo is just one of the amazing  Retablo’s Crafted by the world-famous Peruvian artists the Jiménez Quispe family. For them, the making of retablo art is a family tradition.  The third and fourth generations of this family, with are world-renowned artists with pieces in dozens of museums including the Smithsonian, Folk Art Museums in Sante Fe and San Francisco and many others.  This family is originally from Ayacucho, high in the mountains. Both Colecktika  and  Peyote People carry these  and  other  amazing pieces of affordable art!

Day of the Dead Week Puerto Vallarta

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¡Come and join us celebrate the Day of the dead Festival at Puerto Vallarta!

From October 28 to November 2 in Puerto Vallarta celebrates the most representative tradition of Mexico and has prepared a series of activities for you to learn more about this unique celebration which will be held in different venues around the city.

Enjoy a delicious Pan de Muerto while walking through art galleries and get to see the traditional altars and flower carpets.

Find below the program:

Wednesday October 28th 

5:30pm – Venue : OPC – Art Galleries Tour and welcome cocktail

Venue: Art Walk –  Tour no guiado de galerías de arte

Venue: Café Des Artistes y OPC -Live music, flower carpets, murals and visitors guide distribution.

 

Thursday October 29th

5:00pm – Venue: Del Refugio Church – Introducing the Camerata Orchestra School of Puerto Vallarta

6:00pm – Conference “The History of Death in Ancient Mexico”, Los Muertos film festival presents  “Macario”

7:00pm – Special menus at restaurants

9:30pm – Visitors guide distribution

 

Friday October 30th

9:30am – Venue: Different spots across the city

Flower, sawdust and sand carpet exhibit.

10:00am .-Venue: Lázaro Cárdenas Square – Interactive Altar Openning

Altar tour Downtown Vallarta

Altar tour Downtown Malecón

Restaurant altar tour

Decorated boats in honor of deceased captains

7:00pm – Venue: 5 de Diciembre Cementery- Music and Beer Festival

 

Saturday October 31st

10:00am – Venue: Cuale Island – Paint your Calaverita

12:00pm  -Screening “La Leyenda de la Nahuala”

4:00pm – Face painting for récord Guinness

5:30pm – Venue: 5 de Diciembre Cementery -Catrinas and giant puppets parade

6:30pm – Venue: Hidalgo Park – Mixcoatl folkloric ballet from Aguascalientes

7:00pm – Venue: Muelle Street – Silence walk  ” Catrinas y Catrines”

Music and Beer Festival

11:00pm –  “Catrinas” Post party – Prizes for the best costumes

 

Sunday November 1st

10:00am – Venue: 5 de Diciembr Cementery – Religious ceremony

4:00pm – Venue: Lázaro Cárdenas Square- Little angels party, Pan de muerto exhibit and gathering

7:00pm –  Xiutla folkloric ballet exhibit

Music and Beer Festival on Muelle Street

8:00pm – Screening “El libro de la vida”

 

Monday November 2nd

11:00am – Venue: Armas Square – Exhibit “Las Catrinas de Lupe” by Karla Moreno Producciones

11:30am – Venue:  5 de Diciembre Cementery – Parade “La Caravana de la Muerte”

7:00pm – Venue: Local Market – Gathering “Una noche de muertos en Puerto Vallarta”

7:30pm – Xiutla folkloric ballet exhibit ” Día de Muertos Special”

9:30pm – Catrinas contest award ceremony

10:00pm – Festival Closure

11:00pm – Fireworks

 

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White Party Puerto Vallarta LATIN FEVER

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BACK AND BIGGER  THAN  EVER!

Latin Fever 2015 / White Party Puerto Vallarta

 

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Day of the Dead Puerto Vallarta

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DIA DE LOS MUERTOS


DAY OF THE DEAD

 

Most people who are not from Mexico, think the Day of the Dead is a day full of sadness, freight, and other horrible feelings. It is not; Day of the Dead is a beautiful ritual that is performed happily and lovingly, to remember all the loved relatives and friends that are no longer with us, through festivals and lively celebrations. Assured that the dead would be insulted by mourning or sadness, Day of the Dead celebrates the lives of the deceased with food, drink, parties, and activities the dead enjoyed in life. On Day of the Dead, the dead are also a part of the community, awakened from their eternal sleep to share celebrations with their loved ones.

Although Day of the Dead is usually a private holiday celebrated among family members, for example, Cemetery in the 5th of December Colonia is the site of traditional Day of the Dead observance for private celebrations,  it is also a celebration of the whole town, and therefore Asociación Vallarta Centro prepares an Annual Día de Los Muertos Festival, a celebration that promises to be magnificent. This celebration includes the display of conventional altars and Catrinas, pan de muerto tastings (a sweetened soft bread, often decorated with bone-like pieces, that’s traditionally baked during the days leading up to El Día de los Muertos), and other traditional Day of the Dead activities. It also includes folklore dancing dedicated to the dead, a parade, singing, dancing, Mariachi music, and a firework display. All in all, besides enjoying the natural beauty of Puerto Vallarta, it’s beach, sun, water activities, and tourist attractions, you will also be able to enjoy its cultural side through the famous Day of the Dead, one of the most important celebrations in the whole of Mexico.

OCTOBER 31 :: The souls of those that were killed or died of unnatural causes are remembered.
NOVEMBER 1 :: The souls of the children are honored with special designs in the altars, using the color white on flowers and candles
NOVEMBER 2 :: The souls of the adults are remembered. Schools and some offices and businesses are closed in Puerto Vallarta.

These are the days when art, religion, life, death, sadness and humor all come together in bright colors, tears and music. The dead are visited (or visit) and the living take the time to decorate and elaborate the past. The afterlife opens to the present. The graves are cleaned. The souls are refreshed.

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The City of Puerto Vallarta is also sponsoring an altar competition with the entrants to be displayed on November 1 & 2 at the City Square at the Presidencia.

Display of Altars and parade starting at the Malecon heading to the Rio Cuale Municipal Market, ending with a folk festival with Charros, Catrina contest and fireworks.

The festival will also include a film festival, a food tasting and a series of concerts, folkloric ballet and a presentation of a series of photos on the theme of death, as it is viewed by popular Mexican culture.

Organizers will also try to break the Guinness Book of World Records for the number of Catrinas in one place, the playful visualization of death was made famous by Jose Guadalupe Posada, and has received notoriety across the US and Canada as of recently.

When: October 27th – November 2nd, 2015
Place: Malecon and Municipal Market

Watch this short video about DAY OF THE DEAD.

 


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(left : Jose Guadalupe Posada’s original ‘La Calavera Catrina,’ circa 1910. Jose Guadalupe Posada’s original “La Calavera Catrina,” circa 1910. credit: Courtesy Mexican Museum)

La Calavera Catrina (‘Dapper Skeleton’, ‘Elegant Skull’) is a 1910–1913 zinc etching by famous Mexican printmaker, cartoon illustrator and lithographer José Guadalupe Posada. The image depicts a female skeleton dressed only in a hat befitting the upper class outfit of a European of her time. Her chapeau en attende is related to French and European styles of the early 20th century. She is offered as a satirical portrait of those Mexican natives who, Posada felt, were aspiring to adopt European aristocratic traditions in the pre-revolutionary era. She in particular has become an icon of the Mexican Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead.

 

Catrina has come to symbolize not only El Día de los Muertos and the Mexican willingness to laugh at death itself, but originally catrina was an elegant or well-dressed woman, so it refers to rich people. Death brings this neutralizing force; everyone is equal in the end. Sometimes people have to be reminded.

Many shops in Puerto Vallarta  sell various versions of Catrina.   Some  wonderful examples  of her can be found at Galeria Indigena. (See more  on the Gallery  HERE)

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And  Colecktika and Peyote People. Both the  same  owners,  both have  contemporary Mexican Folk Art  that will make you look a some very old traditions in a whole new way. Colecktika  has more fine art – while  Peyote People has a variety  of affordable  arts  and crafts.

One of their specialties  is  art by the Huichol Indians. Deep in the Sierra Madre Mountains of Western Mexico live the Huichol Indians. Very little is known about the exact origins of the Huichol, but today they are clinging to a set of customs and beliefs that make them one of the best preserved Pre-Columbian tribes in the Western Hemisphere.

“Since 1997 we have been traveling up to the ancient Huichol Indian Ceremonial Center of San Andres Cohamiata where we have followed a number of Huichol families through their daily lives and have documented the ceremonies that set them apart from the rest of the world. Through this web site we will give you a never before seen look into the Huichol Indian ceremonial cycle and will be marketing their art for the money they need to host their traditional rituals and ceremonies.”

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Peyote People is a fair trade co-operative based in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico that provides most of the carvings to our artists as well as new iridescent glass beads that are imported exclusively by us into Mexico for our artists to use in their art. We have been recognized by the Huichol Indian Traditional Government of San Andres Cohamaita for not only promoting their artwork but also for our commitment to the preservation of their customs and traditions through what we call CULTURAL AUTHENTICITY:

“Cultural Authenticity may be an invisible quality but it is what separates the ‘urban’ Huichol from those who actually live in the Sierra and are actively involved in the preservation of their cultures traditions.”

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Final Days for KINSEY SICKS @ Palms

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FINAL  DAYS!   Last show is March 1st!

GET TICKETS  NOW!

Puerta Vallarta Gay Pride with Andrew Christian

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Andrew Christian will be attending the Puerto Vallarta Pride event this year and has announced his participation at the fashion show scheduled for Friday, May 22, 2015 at 9.00pm in Mantamar Beach Club Bar & Grill.

He also confirmed that the international models Topher Dimaggio, Pablo Hernández, Diego Sans and  Cheddy O will be wearing some of his best creations and his recent designs to delight the audience.

This is Puerto Vallarta’s third pride event with this year’s theme being “Unity” to represent the coming together of all lifestyles. The pride festival will be held from May 19 – 25, 2015, with events, movies, dance parties, beach parties, parades, and more scheduled throughout many of the city venues.

The fashion event will be complemented with the participation of Liquid Men and Amsterdam PV, two local boutiques, which will be presenting their own clothing lines and exclusive accessories during the catwalk.

General admission is $20USD ($ 290 pesos) and VIP admission, which includes preferred seating, a complimentary drink, waiter service and a meet & greet after the gateway, is $30USD ($435 pesos). Tickets can be purchased  NOW.

The Vallarta Pride 2015 Organizing Committee is thrilled to have Andrew Christian at the Pride Festival and is pleased to confirm that the participation of other celebrities, as well as the tentative schedule and venues for all events will be announced in the upcoming days.

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Puerto Vallarta Mardis Gras

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The glitter and glow of the 2015 Mardi Gras season has officially begun. The OFFICIAL city-sponsored glittery, bead-hurling parade hits the streets on Tuesday night, February 17th. 20,000 spectators and dozens of crowd-wowing entries are anticipated to revel in the fun along the world-famous malecon to ‘Old Town’. Puerto Vallarta Mardi Gras is our time as we come together to celebrate and showcase our diversity. facebook.com/events/593705484040374/

 The parade will start just south of the Sheraton (across from the Municipal Stadium) and will travel south along the malecon, through “Old Town” to Olas Altas.

Mardi Gras is a time for celebration and to show the city’s diversity. It is an occasion that unites the advanced with the conventional, the straight with the gay, gratification with religion, and the adolescent with the old. 20,000 spectators enjoyed last year’s parade which featured dozens of crowd-wowing entries. With your continued support, we anticipate even more participation this year.

ACT II’s Voice of Vallarta contestants will serve as the parade’s Grand Marshalls and kick-off the 3.5 kilometer route. Non-profit organizations are able to participate for free and businesses can take part for a nominal $200 peso entry fee. This year, we are offering a $5,000 peso cash prize to the most inventive parade entry so it is time to get creative.

El brillo y el resplandor de la temporada 2015 del carnaval Mardi Gras han comenzado oficialmente. El brillante, desfile de perlas OFICIALMENTE patrocinado por la ciudad sale a la calle la noche del martes, 17 de febrero. 20.000 espectadores y docenas de entradas de multitudes-espectaculares se anticipan para deleitarse con la diversión a lo largo del malecón de fama mundial para “Viejo Vallarta “. El Desfile de Carnaval Mardi Gras es nuestro momento de brillar como nos reunimos para celebrar y mostrar nuestra diversidad.

Coco Peru Coming to the Palm

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LIVE! AT THE PALM

 

 The Palm Cabaret and Bar is excited to announce the return of popular comedienne, monologist and film and television personality, Miss Coco Peru, in Coco Peru Live!, February 2 -15.

 

Recognizable by her trademark copper-toned flip hairdo, Miss Coco is the iconic drag persona of American actor and comedian Clinton Leupp. He is a native of City Island, New York and a 1983 graduate of Cardinal Spellman High School in the Bronx, New York.

For more than twenty years, Miss Coco Peru has starred in various one-woman shows across the U.S. and other countries, including Puerto Vallarta, where audiences fell in love with her last season. Coco has also hosted numerous LGBT events, and is well-known for her many hilarious movie roles and her series of live theater performances. She starred in Richard Day’s ‘Girls Will Be Girls’ and was one of six performers featured in the Logo original stand-up comedy series, Wisecrack.

Coco has also appeared in a number of other supporting and guest-starring roles in film and television, including a memorable and hilarious appearance in the 1999 independent film, Trick. Other supporting and guest-starring roles include Will & Grace, Arrested Development, and Twins. She also appeared in the Bravo network’s reality series Boy Meets Boy, Welcome to the Parker, Wigstock, and the very successful film To Wong Foo – Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar with Hollywood heavyweights Patrick Swayze, Wesley Snipes and John Leguizamo. Coco also voiced the role of ‘Mama Hippo’ in the 2006 Disney animated feature The Wild, and appeared in an Orbitz TV commercial that was later nominated for a GLAAD Media Award. Since 2005, Coco has hosted the ‘Conversations with Coco’ series in which she interviews and celebrates the lives and careers of some of the LGBT community’s favorite icons including Bea Arthur, Lesley Ann Warren, Karen Black, Lily Tomlin, Liza Minnelli and Jane Fonda.

In Coco Peru Live!, she performs some of her favorite monologues and songs spanning her long career, as well as some new material. Whether you’ve heard all or some of these stories, or if you’re a Coco virgin, come see why Lily Tomlin called Coco “one of the last great storytellers” and experience the trailblazing Queen who elevated drag, whilst still wearing sensible heels. It’s sure to be hysterical! Online tickets may be purchased at The Palm’s website, please see link below.

Also playing at The Palm is Vallarta favorite Spencer Day, who is back for a second engagement beginning Jan. 30 – Feb. 8. Hot Argentinian duo Bohemia Viva! is also appearing through Feb.3rd, along with popular strings and vocals quartet Well-Strung, now playing through Feb. 6th.

Returning in February to The Palm is Dragapella QuartetThe Kinsey Sicks with two new shows beginning Feb 9 – Mar. 1st., and making her Palm debut will be drag comedienne Miss Richfield 1981, Feb. 11 – 24 (see calendar for more information and showtimes).

 

The Palm is well-known for bringing top notch, cutting-edge entertainment to Vallarta. Inside you’ll find an intimate, completely refurbished 90-seat cabaret with outstanding sound and lighting, creating the ambiance of cabarets from days gone by. Shows are scheduled seven days per week with two different shows nightly through April, 2015. The Palm also offers matinees at 4:00 p.m. on selected shows.

The Palm is non-smoking (a patio is provided for smokers) and is located at Olas Altas #508, in Zona Romantica. Tickets may be purchased online 24 hours a day, and at The Palm’s Box Office, open at 11:00 a.m. daily. A full calendar of performances, information and online tickets are available at www.ThePalmPV.com. Box Office opens at 11:00 a.m. daily. You can also find the Palm on Facebook at The Palm Cabaret and Bar.

November is Gay Gay Gay in Puerto Vallarta!

THOUSANDS will flock to Puerto Vallarta in November to catch some Latin Fever! What is know known as Vallarta Fever, will happen 21 – 25 Nov 2012.


Vallarta Fever is Puerto Vallarta’s incredible gay  party week.
Vallarta Fever is the ONLY fever party that includes Club Mañana and the
famous White Party of Puerto Vallarta.
 Besides the main events listed at Vallarta Fever, there will beach partys happening as well.  Men Men Men from all over Mexico come in, plus a large contingency of men from Europe and the US! This is a great event week, and we’re glad to see it come back.

The Rocky Horror Show opens live, on stage at The Palm on Halloween at midnight!

Act II Entertainment, Vallarta’s new theatrical troupe, opens their season with THE ROCKY
HORROR SHOW, directed by David Restivo, with musical direction by Rhonda
Padmos, vocal coaching by Elizabeth Ensor and choreography by Alejandro Balcazar.
The stage version of the cinema cult classic opens at midnight on Halloween at The
Palm Cabaret and Bar on Olas Altas 508 in the Zona Romantica and will run through
the end of December on weekends at 7:30. Exact performance dates are listed at
thepalmpv.com.
The musical follows the misadventures of two Vallarta kids, Brad Martinez and Janet
Weiss, who seek refuge in a strange villa by the sea after their car breaks down on a
rainy night. The inhabitants of the villa are a bizarre group of aliens led by the sweet
transvestite, Dr. Frank N. Furter. Brad and Janet are swept up into Frank’s luscious
decadence on a night that they would remember for a very long time.
The talented cast of American and Canadian expats and locals include Alain Perreault
(Dr. Frank N. Furter), Alberto Mejia (Riff Raff), Joan Houston (Magenta), Linsi Gomez
(Columbia), Aggie Unda (Janet), Jesus Salcedo (Brad), Roger Uscila (Dr. Scott), Juan
Pablo Hernández (Eddie), Danny Mininni (Criminologist) and Elizabeth Ensor
(Usherette). Chorus members include Juan Carlos Ramírez, Catalina Medina, Esteisy
Enriquez, Jaime Coates and Alejandro Lamas.
The 4-piece live band, The Sonic Transducers, include Rhonda Padmos (piano and
bass) Don Pope (electric guitar), Jesus Estrada (drums) and Oscar Terrazas
(saxophone).
Tickets are $250 pesos and can be purchased at No Way, José! Restaurant at 5 de
Febrero 260, on-line at thepalmpv.com or through the Act II Entertainment box
office, 322.200.9461.
ACT II ENTERTAINMENT invites the public to LIKE their Facebook Page to stay
up to date with information on upcoming productions.

Best Restaurant Puerto Vallarta – Cafe des Artistes

In a century-old home on the hill overlooking the Malecon in the heart
of Puerto Vallarta, Cafe des Artistes not only offers fine dining at its
most elegant, but has also earned a distinguished reputation as one of
the best Restaurants in Puerto Vallarta and Mexico.  For 20 years, Chef Thierry Blouet has set the standard for exquisite dining in PV. And he continues to raise the bar of excellence!

 Blouet’s immense energy and enthusiasm for excellence is
reflected in his cuisine, which highlights both his own intuitive
ability to prepare mouth-watering dishes and a uniquely personal gift:
an intense sense of art and beauty.

The daily menu offers an interesting combination of choices including
the innovative bistro menu, where three courses are served for one very reasonable 
price. In addition, over 350 labels (YES!  350!)  of fine wines and other aperitifs
are available in a relaxed atmosphere where the service is always
personal and professional.

First, lets look at the building and the rooms and the views! With artful décor in its outdoor and indoor settings, I have seen this restaurant grow and expand plenty over the last 10 years since I have been coming here.   The outdoor
partition makes for a very intimate and lush ambiance, with lighted
trees covering almost every inch of the ground, dangling white orchards
that occasionally drop in your lap, and violinists that treat you to a
private song. Try the flower pot salad and the prawn and seasonal pumpkin cream
soup.

The interior has several different rooms, each with its own unique feel. And you can choose to dine in the signature Cafe des Artistes restaurant with it’s many intimate rooms, the Pyote Lounge or the amazing and intimate  Thierry Blouet Cocina de Autor, an intimate 40 seat venue,
includes a demonstration kitchen. There, at one seating each evening, he
serves a prix-fixe chef’s signature wine-pairing menu. For after dinner
entertainment, he has converted another dimly lit space into a private
Cognac and Cigar Room with a piano bar. You will be AMAZED at the food you

With the momentum of the vanguard and the renovation P’yote Lounge
arrives to Café des Artistes. A new concept of artistic origins and
ancestries created under the inspiration of the artistic communion of
the famous designer Cristina Cobalin and Studio 3.14.

His name comes from indigenous shamanic traditions of healing and
spiritual, with a ritual that starts from the crop and ends as a tool
for the soul and the body. Hicuri is “the window through which man comes
in contact with the universe.”

Every corner of our new P’yote Lounge is an expression of life and
art huichol, from its structure and furniture to the mystical snack
menu, centerpieces and mezcal that wrap you in a ritual of pleasure.From crafted drinks to mouth watering tapas and to share plates, it’s a perfect way to start your evening.

Within, it is worth mentioning that P´yote Lounge customers will be
able to transport to the Huichol world to appreciate the masterpiece
that houses, “Tatei Aramara”, muse for the creation of the most
beautiful waterfront of Mexico, the waterfront of Puerto Vallarta.

Thierry Blouet, chef owner of Café des Artistes, was – as they say – born to the business. His
paternal grandfather, Max Blouet, spent 30 years as General Manager of
the ultra-elegant George V in Paris. Chef Blouet was born in Puerto
Rico, in 1964, and his French parents educated him in France and Mexico
where haute cuisine is an integral ingredient of the good life.

An extremely visual chef, his dishes are sensual compositions. In
addition to colors that enliven the visual, there’s a harmony of aromas
that tempt the nostrils, subtle textures that excite the mouth feel and
concentrated flavors that enhance the taste. No one will argue with you; this is the best and most romantic restaurant in all of Puerto Vallarta.  They have too many awards to name here, but just read the reviews. Four and Five stars from everyone.

In addition to his own business, Blouet, who is also a member of the
Académie Culinaire de France, brings together chefs from France, Mexico,
Canada and the United States to share and enrich their cooking
techniques while maintaining traditionally high standards. He also
devotes himself to promoting important cultural and “foodie” fiestas in
Puerto Vallarta and Mexico.

CAFE DES ARTISTES
Make your reservation today for an
 evening of pure indulgence!

Located in the heart of the art gallery district.

NOVEMBER 8-18th, 2012  FESTIVAL  GOURMET

“The Gourmet Tradition of Puerto Vallarta” becomes a reality on the
“Festival Gourmet 2012″, event which flood of celebration and allegory
to the “Grupo Café des Artistes”. As every year, Chef Thierry and his
team await the arrival of Chef invited to work together in the culinary
creations that come to the tables of the guests at the Gourmet Festival.
For 10 days, during the “Festival gourmet”, the festive spirit is mixed
with the aromas, colors and flavors, leading to each dish a unique
dining experience.

In Puerto Vallarta and Banderas Bay there are few long-awaited and
memorable events, the Vallartenses and visitors stand waiting. It is
part of the region’s history from conception of the festival in the
hands of Chef Thierry Blouet of Café des Artistes, Heinz Reize and Chef
Roland Menetrey and is an excellent gastronomy window, where every year
discusses important issues of current gastronomy area, such as
biodiversity, identity and sustainability in the kitchen.

So then, verbena, wining and dining make their way to events, that no one who has good taste, can miss.

It is important to note that most events require reservations and
prepayment. For sales and information make contact: 2223228, ext 120.
This “Gourmet Festival 2012″ is for all our guests, we hope to
experience the joy and ecstasy of taste in the “Gourmet Tradition of
Puerto Vallarta”: Café des Artistes!