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NOTICE: Puerto Vallarta is desperately in need of blood, our Blood Bank is extremely low.
If you would consider leaving something here in Vallarta for the needy, please consider donating your blood. Hospital San Javier, Marina, 2nd floor Blood Bank.

Weekly Events

Sundays & Thursdays Municipal Band Concerts , 6 p.m. Main Plaza, Bandstand.
In front of City Hall
Sundays Ballroom Dance music is played for public dancing, 7 - 8 p.m. Main Plaza,
In front of City Hall
Sundays Live Music and Barbeque Buffet 1pm - 4pm El Rio BBQ Paso Ancho Map
Tue - Sun Museum of Anthropology,
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. & 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Isla Rio Cuale, bay side on your right towards Oscar's.
Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Voladores de Papantla. (Those guys that descend a long pole upside down with their feet tied to a rope.) 6 pm. Malecón at Pipila.
Mon. Wed
& Fridays
Karaoke at Cafe Roma 6-9 pm no cover. Upstairs at Encino #287 Map
Wednesdays Chris Kenny Blues 4:00pm El Rio BBQ Paso Ancho Map
Thursdays Viva Los Chuyz 4-6pm El Rio BBQ Paso Ancho Map
Thursdays Chris Kenny Blues 8:00pm

Nacho Daddy Map Site

Fridays Bobby Tansen & Gilberto 4-6pm El Rio BBQ Paso Ancho Map
Fridays The Texas Embassy Blues Band. The best R&R/Blues band in town, 8:00pm Nacho Daddy Map Site
Fridays No Talent Night 6pm
The Hoochie Coochie Men at 8PM.
Que?Pasa. Aquiles Serdan #625 Map Site
Saturdays The Zippers Great Rock & Roll 7:30pm Nacho Daddy Map Site
Saturdays Live Music,Viva Los Chuyz 8PM Que?Pasa. Aquiles Serdan #625 Map Site
Saturdays
Old Town Farmers' Market. A great street market with Live Entertainment 10am - 2pm Parque Lázaro Cárdenas  Map.
Tue & Wed IFC Home Tours. Busses leave at 10:30am return at 1pm. $500 pesos donation to charity, See Web Site. 322-222-5466. Sea Monkey.
Aquiles Serdan and the beach. Map
Tuesdays Free Sculpture Tour with Gary Thompson of Galeria Pacifico 9:30am Meet at the Millennium Sculpture next to the Hotel Rosita Map
Fridays Bridge. Enjoy a friendly bridge game. Free to members Non-members $50 pesos each. 2-5pm

IFC above the HSCB bank corner Miramar & Libertad, across from the Flea Market 222-5466 MAP.

Every Sunday Milonga/Salsa Sunset Dance Party. A milonga is a social dance party comprised of tandas (sets of music) alternating tango, tango vals and milonga (the fast tango). This milonga will mix sets of salsa, merengue, samba and cumbia throughout the milonga playlist. Free entrance, includes a free class. 4:30pm - 8pm Hotel Rosita at the north end of the Malecón.
More info. E-Mail Nanette antonietapv@gmail.com
Every Tue, Wed & Sat Free City Tour of our Historic Center. 9am plus 12pm Tue & Wed
Sat. @ 9am
Tourist Office on the outside corner of City Hall. MAP Info 222-0923
Tuesdays Weekly Get Togethers. I'll be there, with whoever else turns up, a lot of visitors via TripAdvisor at 5:30pm

Pour Favor Bar, Lázaro Cárdenas # 245.  Map.

 
 
Mon 1st Cooking Class. Join Carmen Porras for a traditional Mexican breakfast, visit local purveyors, hands-on cooking instructions and then enjoying what you've cooked which will include Mole Poblano. US$115 incl. lunch, recipes, embroidered apron & tips. 9:30 am El Arrayan, Allende #344 Map Space is limited, call 222-7195.
Mon 1st
Fri 12th
Los Peregrinaciones La Virgen de Guadalupe. The patron saint of Mexico. Pilgrimages will come from many areas of Puerto Vallarta converging on our church Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe. They will get larger daily fulfill the 12th. Some main street may be closed and at times busses will not go through Downtown.
Wed 3rd
- Fri 5th
"Nunsense" on Vacation in Vallarta. 6:00pm Dinner Show, Show only at 7pm Tickets call 322-728-6878 Boutique Theatre, upstairs at
Nacho Daddy Map Site
Thu 4th Cooking Class. Join Carmen Porras for a traditional Mexican breakfast, visit local purveyors, hands-on cooking instructions and then enjoying what you've cooked which will include Cochinita Pibil, Aguachile Camaron. US$85 incl. lunch, recipes, embroidered apron & tips. 11 am El Arrayan, Allende #344 Map Space is limited, call 222-7195.
Sat 6th Cooking Class. Join Carmen Porras for a traditional Mexican breakfast, visit local purveyors, hands-on cooking instructions and then enjoying what you've cooked which will include Tamales de Cerdo Enchilado. US$85 incl. lunch, recipes, embroidered apron & tips. 11 am El Arrayan, Allende #344 Map Space is limited, call 222-7195.
Mon 8th Start of the Official Whale Watching season. The whales have been here a while, but now, properly licensed, vessels can approach them. Sailboat Whale Watching
Whale Watching Center
Mon 8th Cooking Class. Join Carmen Porras for a traditional Mexican breakfast, visit local purveyors, hands-on cooking instructions and then enjoying what you've cooked which will include Mole Negro w/Chicken. US$115 incl. shopping tour, breakfast, lunch, recipes, embroidered apron & tips. 9:30 am El Arrayan, Allende #344 Map Space is limited, call 222-7195.
Thu 11th Cooking Class. Join Carmen Porras for a traditional Mexican breakfast, visit local purveyors, hands-on cooking instructions and then enjoying what you've cooked which will include Pescado Veracruz. US$85 incl. lunch, recipes, embroidered apron & tips. 11 am El Arrayan, Allende #344 Map Space is limited, call 222-7195.
Fri 12th The last day of Los Peregrinaciones La Virgen de Guadalupe. Downtown will be very crowded with many street closures, the pilgrimages will continue all night. Much dancing, music, fireworks and food stands. It's also a Public Holiday. The Plaza downtown. Here's a VIDEO
Thu 6th Cooking Class. Join Carmen Porras for a traditional Mexican breakfast, visit local purveyors, hands-on cooking instructions and then enjoying what you've cooked which will include Pescado Veracruz. US$85 incl. lunch, recipes, embroidered apron & tips. 11 am El Arrayan, Allende #344 Map Space is limited, call 222-7195.
Mon 10th Cooking Class. Join Carmen Porras for a traditional Mexican breakfast, visit local purveyors, hands-on cooking instructions and then enjoying what you've cooked which will include Almond Mole with Pork. US$115 incl. shopping tour, breakfast, lunch, recipes, embroidered apron & tips. 9:30am El Arrayan, Allende #344 Map Space is limited, call 222-7195.
Thu 11th -
Sun 14th
Vallarta-Nayarit Classic Rock Festival. Several surviving members from the classic Rock & Roll era. Hard Rock Resort Nuevo Vallarta. Site
Fri 12th Southside Shuffle, many stores and art galleries have a party every other Friday, with live music and free wine/cocktails. 6-10pm Basilio Badillo, from Constitución to Pino Swarez. Map
Sat 13th Cooking Class. Join Carmen Porras for a traditional Mexican breakfast, visit local purveyors, hands-on cooking instructions and then enjoying what you've cooked which will include Tamales Oaxaqueños. US$85 incl. lunch, recipes, embroidered apron & tips. 11 am El Arrayan, Allende #344 Map Space is limited, call 222-7195.
Thu 13th Cooking Class. Join Carmen Porras for a traditional Mexican breakfast, visit local purveyors, hands-on cooking instructions and then enjoying what you've cooked which will include Stuffed Pepper with Nut Sauce. US$85 incl. lunch, recipes, embroidered apron & tips. 11 am El Arrayan, Allende #344 Map Space is limited, call 222-7195.
Mon 15th Cooking Class. Join Carmen Porras for a traditional Mexican breakfast, visit local purveyors, hands-on cooking instructions and then enjoying what you've cooked which will include Manchamanteles. US$115 incl. shopping tour, breakfast, lunch, recipes, embroidered apron & tips. 11`:00am El Arrayan, Allende #344 Map Space is limited, call 222-7195.
Tue 16th
- Wed 24th
Posadas. Re-enactment of Josef & Mary's search for accommodation (which is Posada in Spanish), the leader of the group holding a candle, will approach and sing asking for a place to stay, the resident of the house will at first refuse, but the relent and the group will enter, kneel and pray. No known locations, you will find these groups in the evenings, especially on the 24th.
Thu 18th Cooking Class. Join Carmen Porras for a traditional Mexican breakfast, visit local purveyors, hands-on cooking instructions and then enjoying what you've cooked which will include Pescado Zarandeado. US$85 incl. lunch, recipes, embroidered apron & tips. 11 am El Arrayan, Allende #344 Map Space is limited, call 222-7195.
Sat 20th Cooking Class. Join Carmen Porras for a traditional Mexican breakfast, visit local purveyors, hands-on cooking instructions and then enjoying what you've cooked which will include Tamales de Pollo Enchilado. US$85 incl. shopping tour, breakfast, lunch, recipes, embroidered apron & tips. 9:30am El Arrayan, Allende #344 Map Space is limited, call 222-7195.
Sat 20th
- Wed 31st
International Fireworks Festival including Italy, USA, Canada, Spain; and five states of the Mexican Republic: Jalisco, Puebla, Zacatecas, Sonora and Mexico State. More details later - with luck :)) 3 areas: Los Muertos Pier Map, the Malecón Map, and the Peninsula Map
Mon 22nd Cooking Class. Join Carmen Porras for a traditional Mexican breakfast, visit local purveyors, hands-on cooking instructions and then enjoying what you've cooked which will include Peanut Mole with Chicken. US$115 incl. shopping tour, breakfast, lunch, recipes, embroidered apron & tips. 9:30am El Arrayan, Allende #344 Map Space is limited, call 222-7195.
Wed 24th Last night of the Posadas, see Tue 16th above Residential areas.
Thu 25th Christmas Day. Celebrations are mostly at church. Some places may open a little late in the morning, as the celebration here is the night before.
Fri 26th Southside Shuffle, many stores and art galleries have a party every other Friday, with live music and free wine/cocktails. 6-10pm Basilio Badillo, from Constitución to Pino Swarez. Map