ART & CULTURE
Artalk Reopens Page 03
BUSING THE BAY
November is Movember
Live music around the Bay
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ALL INCLUSIVE NEWS AND ENTERTAINMENT GUIDE FOR VALLARTA AND RIVIERA NAYARIT
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MAP OF BANDERAS BAY
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EVENTS PAGES 24 - 25
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Artwalk reopens for its 23rd season
Historic Zone Art Walk opens Oct 31
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Galeria de Ollas, Galeria Uno, LOD, Galeria 108, One and Only Art for Wear, Mann Made Mexico and OPC. The galleries range from small to large, new to established, traditional to contemporary, and have a wide range of offerings from highly specialized to multifaceted. One can expect to see a huge overview of artistic creations ranging from paintings, sculptures, photography, ceramics, tapestry and designer jewelry and furniture. The Art Walk brochure 2018-2019 gives details on each gallery with photos as well as a map of the Historic Zone that facilitates this self-guided tour. It can be found in many leading restaurants, hotels and stores in Puerto Vallarta and surrounding communities as well as in each member gallery. This information is also available online at www.VallartaArtWalk.com and most of the member galleries have their own websites. The member galleries are listed on the edge of the adjacent map and numbered from north (1) to south (13,) but one can start anywhere, including in the middle. Many participants visit every gallery, others may only go to only one or a few, but the evening is a must for residents and visitors alike who enjoy art along with meeting new people and seeing old friends while combining the experience with a great meal or entertainment in the most exciting part of this beautiful city, the Historic Zone. The Wednesday Art Walks will continue through the last week of May, and although some galleries close or reduce their hours during the summer months, several maintain their regular schedule.
n Wednesday, October 31, the weekly Art Walk in the Historic Zone of downtown Puerto Vallarta began its 23rd season. The thirteen member galleries will have evening cocktail receptions from 6:00 to 10:00 pm for the talented Mexican and international artists that they represent. The Historic Centro, where the city was founded in 1851 includes the original stretch of the Malecon (ocean promenade) with its monumental bronze sculptures, as well as the famous Virgin de Guadalupe church with its spectacular crown as well as the the town square and city hall. It is also home to some of the most popular and highly rated restaurants in Vallarta, including Mexican, Italian, Indian, Mediterranean, Cuban and French cuisine. The perennial favourite, Cafe des Artistes, offers a special Art Walk Menu from 6:00 to 11:00 pm on Wednesdays. Several live music venues and discos reflect a similar diversity and the area is also the home of the Naval Historical Museum, the Anthropological Museum and the Office of Cultural Projects, OPC. The historic zone is quite compact, stretching from the Cuale River in the south to the northern end of the Malecon at 31 October Street, significant as the date of Vallarta being officially recognized as a municipality. All of the galleries are within one to three blocks from the Malecon in a north to south stretch of only eight blocks, so it's an easy walk and there are large public parking garages at either end. The participating galleries include: Colectika, Corsica I, Corsica II, Galeria Pacifico, The Loft, Caballito del Mar,
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Welcome to Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit
t the Tribune we want you to have the best experience possible while you explore Puerto Vallarta, the Bay of Banderas and Riviera Nayarit. Here are some helpful tips for traveling. TIME ZONE: The entire state of Jalisco is on Central Time, as is the southern part of the State of Nayarit starting from San Blas in the north. BUSES: A system of urban buses with different routes can bring you from one end of the bay to the other and all the spots in between. If you’re going further than San Pancho, head to the main bus terminal to catch a ‘Pacifico’ bus. Current fare is 10.00 pesos. TAXIS: There are set rates within defined zones of town. Do not enter a taxi without agreeing on the price with the driver first. Make a note of the taxi number in case you leave something behind. Drivers typically do not carry change.
UBER: New in 2017 to Puerto Vallarta, Uber is still experiencing some growing pains particularly in the state of Nayarit. Uber is about 25-50% cheaper than a taxi, but this is subject to change. The benefits of using Uber are set fares and the ability to follow up directly with your driver if there is an incident or you leave an item behind. MONEY EXCHANGE: Typically a bank will give you a higher rate of exchange than the exchange booths (Caja de Cambio). You will need your passport. Better yet, use your bank card to withdraw funds from any ATM. Note that ATM’s in the banks are the safest to use and charge lower fees. DRINKING WATER: While Puerto Vallarta’s water has been awarded a certification of purity for the past two decades, the quality
of the water tested at the source varies greatly from what comes out of the tap at the other end. So do be careful. If you want to be doubly sure, you can pick up bottled water just about anywhere. EXPORTING PETS: Falling in love with the street dog outside your hotel is easy to do and it’s also easy to bring them home with you too. The process is inexpensive and only takes a day or two. You need a certificate of health from a local vet among other things. For the most up-to-date information contact the Puerto Vallarta SPCA at spcapv@ gmail.com. COMMON SENSE: Just as you wouldn’t walk around your hometown drunk and belligerent, it is not acceptable to do that here. While Mexico is a tolerant culture, basic politeness is appreciated. Don’t pee in the streets. Don’t flash your money or expensive gadgets. Pay attention to your surroundings. Know where you are going. Pay your bills (and don’t forget to tip). And have fun! DRINKING AND DRIVING: First off – just don’t. The consequences are not worth it. Taxis or Ubers are cheap and plentiful. Fines are as much as 12,000 pesos. You can be taken to jail and your vehicle impounded. There are many checkstops on the weekends, and you will be asked to blow if they suspect you have been drinking. LEGAL SYSTEM: Not knowing the law is not a valid excuse in Mexico, or anywhere. If you find yourself caught in a legal situation be aware that guilt is presumed until your innocence can be proven. This is a very difficult lesson to learn if you are visiting from the United States or Canada. Immediately contact your consulate for assistance.
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CALLING IN MEXICO Calling phones in Mexico can be tricky. There are different codes you need to use depending if you are calling landlines or cellular phones and if they are local or long distance. LONG-DISTANCE CALLS FROM WITHIN MEXICO For national long-distance calls (within Mexico) the code is 01 plus the area code and phone number. For international long-distance calls, first dial 00, then the country code (U.S. and Canada country code is 1), so you would dial 00 + 1 + area code + 7 digit number. CALLING CELL PHONES (FROM A LAND LINE) If you are calling from a landline within the area code of the Mexican cell phone number dial 044, the 10 digit number. Outside of the area code (but still within Mexico) dial 045 and then the 10 digit phone number. Cell phone to cell phone only requires the 10 digit number. CALLING TOLL-FREE NUMBERS Some toll free numbers work from Mexico to the US and Canada, but many do not. Those that do work are often not toll-free. You need to dial a different prefix. To call the following toll free prefixes, dial as follows: 800 numbers Dial 001-880-then the number 866 numbers Dial 001-883-then the number 877 numbers Dial 001-882-then the number 888 numbers Dial 001-881-then the number
Emergencies: 911 Red Cross: 065
IMMIGRATION: 322.224.7719 CONSUMER PROTECTION: 01.800.468.8722
FIRE DEPARTMENT: 322.223.9476 AMBULANCE: 322.222.1533
TOURISM OFFICES Jalisco: 322.221.2676 Nayarit: 322.297.1006
CONSULATES American Consulate 24 hrs 01-332-268-2100 Canadian Consulate 322.293.0098 322.293.0099 24 hrs: 1.800.706.2900
In port this month
NORWEGIAN JEWEL EURODAM SOLSTICE NORWEGIAN BLISS VOLENDAM CARNIVAL SPLENDOR NORWEGIAN JEWEL EURODAM SOLSTICE GRAND PRINCESS CARNIVAL SPLENDOR NORWEGIAN JEWEL CARNIVAL SPLENDOR STAR PRINCESS NORWEGIAN JEWEL VISION OF THE SEAS
2,240 01/11/2018 2,104 01/11/2018 2,850 04/11/2018 4,004 06/11/2018 1,850 06/11/2018 3,200 07/11/2018 2,240 08/11/2018 2,104 08/11/2018 2,850 12/11/2018 2,600 12/11/2018 3,200 13/11/2018 2,240 15/11/2018 3,200 21/11/2018 2,600 21/10/2018 2,240 22/11/2018 2,435 25/11/2018
In the month of November Puerto Vallarta welcomes 51, 847 passengers! NAME
CARNIVAL SPLENDOR STAR PRINCESS NORWEGIAN JEWEL VOLENDAM
3,200 28/11/2018 2,600 28/11/2018 2,240 29/11/2018 1,850 30/11/2018
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Welcome back to Banderas Bay!
hile the energy on the streets has been rising over the past few weeks, I usually think of the first week of November as the true kick-off for ‘high-season.’ The number of events and expansion of live music as well as the growing list of fundraisers means that those who enjoy the paradise that is Banderas Bay have begun to flock back to the beaches. Welcome back friends, old and new! Of of the changes you’ll see in the Vallarta Tribune this season we have wider distribution north into Rincon de Guayabitos and Chacala. If you have a favorite spot that you think would make a perfect distribution point feel free to send me an email and if I can I’ll add it to our delivery. You can pick up the Tribune at over 250 points from Barcelo in Mismaloya to the Coldwell Banker offices in Guayabitos. All of our local advertisers receive copies each week. Some key points of distribution include Marina Night Market on Thursday evenings, Friday Marsol Market, Saturday Olas Altas Farmer’s Market and the Sunday La Cruz Market. You can also pick
it up at the various tourism offices. In Zona Romantica, you can find the newspaper at Incanto and Page in the Sun as well other 50+ restaurants, galleries, and shops. In Marina, pick up the paper at The Coffee Cup, and many of the restaurants and hotels along the boardwalk. In Nuevo Vallarta, we deliver to over 25 points with the concierge at Paradise Village receiving the most copies. In Bucerias, we deliver along Lazaro Cardenas to the shops and galleries as well as the always popular Yo-Yo Mo’s, The Lateral Cafe and Bienvenidos Real Estate in Las Moras. In La Cruz – head to the La Cruz Inn, the Marina or the Sunday market as well as about a dozen other restaurants and shops. Sayulita pick-up locations include the Punta Sayulita office, the Bookstore, Don Pedros and Choco Banana. Our mission this year is to improve the timely announcement of events and live music venues. To this end, we have created an online calendar that is free to use, and events listed on the calendar will be included in the newspaper and emailed to our readership. If you have a favorite live music venue or upcoming event you think could use more exposure, pass along this link: https://www.vallartatribune.com/list-event-free/ We are also launching our 2nd
Annual Reader’s Choice Awards. You’ll have the chance to vote for your favorite restaurants, hotels, tour operators, shops, galleries, spas and more. Watch these pages for all the information. We have a number of new contributors including Via Anderson. We will continue to publish news, event and entertainment information along with an editorial on life in Mexico, Real Estate, Health, Expat issues, Art and Culture, nature and more. If you think you would be interested in writing for the Tribune, send me an email, and we can discuss your ideas. A huge thank you to everyone who has supported me these past few difficult months and who have supported the Tribune with your advertising, writing and reading. This will be the sixth season I have overseen the trajectory of the Vallarta Tribune, and we have come a long way! It means the world to me, and I know it goes a long way to supporting our community. I hope you see you all out and about, enjoying the paradise we are lucky enough to call home, even if for only a few days. With much admiration and appreciation, here is to a fabulous season. Safe travels, Madeline
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DO YOU REALLY NEED
IF YOU DON’T NEED THAT STRAW, THEN THE NEXT TIME YOU ORDER A DRINK SAY -
Sin popote, por favor!
Dia de Muertos PARADE NOVEMBER 2ND - 5PM - 6.45 FROM THE MUNICIPAL CEMENTERY ALONG THE MALECON EVERYONE IS WELCOME!
2018 Best of Banderas Bay Winners
ay back in January the Vallarta Tribune ran its first Reader’s Choice Awards, presenting over 300 businesses with their Pata Salada award for being recognized as the best in their category. As we ramp up for the coming winter season and you’re making plans on what to do and where to go, consider using this resource for all the best of the best in Banderas Bay. Here are just a few of the 100’s of categories and their winners:
Best Boutique hotel – Casa Karma Best Florist – Flowers to Go Best Fundraising Event – What a Drag Best Spa – Metamorfosis
Best Breakfast Restaurant – Fredy’s Tucan Best Coffee shop - Dee’s Coffee Company Starting in December 2018, the Vallarta Tribune will again run the Best of Banderas Bay Reader’s Choice Awards where you’ll be able to vote for your favourite bars, restaurants, tour companies, designers, entertainers and more. See all the winners online at www.vallartatribune.com/ best-vallarta-2018/
ADORABLE DOG IN THE SPOTLIGHT...DANNY BOY
is eyes are incredibly mesmerizing! Our Danny Boy is a gorgeous Irish Wolfhound mix about 1.5 years of age and weighing 55 pounds. He has a medium high energy level and is almost puppylike in his behavior. A most friendly boy, he would make a wonderful family dog. He gets along well with other dogs and enjoys playtime. With his humans, he is well behaved and good on leash. Our Danny Boy is afraid of cats, however. Danny Boy has been neutered, dewormed and vaccinated. If you are looking for a perfect addition to your family, contact us about adopting Danny Boy at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Medical Matters Pam Thompson
Pamela Thompson operates HealthCare Resources Puerto Vallarta, a multi-faceted, independent, resource network that is here for your total health and well-being. We offer assistance to help find a physician, hospital and diagnostic service for any healthcare needs. www.healthcareresourcespv.com
ctober was our Breast Cancer Awareness Month and we had a month jam-packed with events, well attended. A huge thank you to everyone who donated, parti-
cipated and attended! Now we move into November which we call “Movember” where we focus on Men’s Health. It is an annual event involving the growing of moustaches during the month of November to raise awareness of men’s health issues,
such as prostate cancer, testicular cancer, and men’s suicide. The goal of Movember is to “change the face of men’s health.
Since 2004, the Movember Foundation charity has run Movember events to raise awareness and funds for men’s health issues, such as prostate cancer and depression, in Australia and New Zealand. In 2007, events were launched in Ireland, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, El Salvador, Spain, the United Kingdom, Israel, South Africa, Taiwan and the United States. Locally, here in Puerto Vallarta we will have a great big Movember event on Saturday, November 10, 2018 from 1pm until approximately 6pm in the large parking lot of Diagnosti-K (Francisco Villa #1389) where we will have various booths featuring games, tacos, beer, live music, prizes, health information for the entire family (and NOT just
for men!). And a no charge event! Tacos and beer? You can’t beat that now can you? Please join in the fun and for further information, follow my Facebook page and our upcoming newsletter! As well, we will feature several programs in November where you can sit down and have a chat with our urologists and ask any questions you want to in a very informal setting. We are very proud to work with UroVallarta! I am late getting this to Madeline to this is going to be a very short article this week! Welcome back everyone who is returning for ‘the season’. It is great seeing everyone and we are off and running! Here’s to a stunning week!
Locally, here in Puerto Vallarta we will have a great big Movember event on Saturday, November 10, 2018 from 1pm until approximately 6pm in the large parking lot of Diagnosti-K (Francisco Villa #1389) where we will have various booths featuring games, tacos, beer, live music, prizes, health information for the entire family (and NOT just for men!)
Venecia 290 Col. Díaz Ordaz Fluent English Spoken Porcelain veneers, crowns and bridges. Dental implants, Dentures Go to www.pvsmile.com.mx for address and directions
Movement as Medicine By Via Anderson
Via Anderson, E-RYT 500, is a yoga and movement coach and teaches at Yoga Vallarta, online and private sessions at her studio. She believes that healthy movement is an elixir that can eliminate the aches and pains of aging and injury. A resident of Vallarta since 2012, this 76-year-old grandmother practices what she preaches and teaches. She is the author of “How to Move Out of Pain: A Compendium of Intelligent Movement,” to be released in 2019.
Slow down. Your body and your brain will love you
n a world where fast and hard is the norm for athletes and other movers, there are some very good reasons to slow down instead. Slowing down allows you to notice and change subtle patterns You may think that sweating and breathing hard is the only measure of a good exercise program. That your progress depends on it. Maybe this notion keeps you from moving much at all. If I can’t do a sweaty gym workout or run marathons, why bother? If this kind of thinking keeps you from moving, you may want to think again. Running a marathon. Lifting weights. A demanding yoga practice. All have their place. But slow
movement may be a better strategy for you. Science tells us that slow movement does something that fast movement cannot do. If you want to learn a new skill, heal your body. If you want to sit and stand better. If you want to improve your balance, mobility, and stability, slow down. Slowing down allows you to notice subtle movement patterns. Once you notice, you can change your movement for the better. This is the Weber-Fechner law applied to sensory perception. Smaller movements allow you to notice what needs to change. If you move too fast, you will miss this information. You can’t change what you don’t notice. Slowing down also allows you to reclaim a wider range of movements. As we age, we stop moving the way we did when we were younger. We move less to protect ourselves
from an old injury. Or because of a sedentary lifestyle. As a result, our movement options shrink and shrink and shrink some more. Become a student of your own body by slowing down when you move. Your awareness and curiosity will allow you to reclaim a wider range of movements. The act of slowing down helps you pay attention to how you are moving. Your attention enhances the brain’s ability to change and improve how you are moving. Your brain has an amazing power to re-wire itself again and again and again. World-renowned Neuroscientist Michael Merzenich calls this “neuroplasticity.” According to Merzenich, “brainless exercise is a lost opportunity for improvement”. When you move too fast, you lose the opportunity to improve or to add a new skill. Summing up: Slow down, pay attention, but don’t stop. If you move less than you used to because it hurts to move. Or because of habit or an old injury. Or for any other reason. Try slowing down when you move. In your daily life and at the gym or yoga studio. Pay attention to what you are doing. And then... notice the changes that you are creating for yourself. Medical Disclaimer: This article contains information intended to assist you in improving your health and well-being. However, the information presented is offered only as-is for informational and educational purposes. It is not a substitute for the professional judgment of a medical professional.
Blood Study Six Element Blood Chemestry (Cholesterol, Triglycerides, Glucose Test, Urea, Creatinine, BUN. General Urine Test General Coprologic Study Chest X-Ray Nutritional Assessment and Recomendations Physical Examination and Consult by G.P. EKG
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From Here Leza Warkentin
I am the preschool coordinator and nursery teacher at the American School of Puerto Vallarta. I am also both unsurprised and not a bit sorry that this list of my favorites is mostly about places to eat. If you can live in Vallarta without appreciating some of the good eatin’ around here, you have to be at least half Vulcan.
he skies are blue again, the sea calm, excess sand has been returned to the beach from the sidewalks and roadways, and if you were not aware that a week ago we were preparing for a devastating hurricane, nobody would be the wiser. The people of Vallarta owe a great deal of gratitude to our mayor, Arturo Davalos and to Head of Civil Protection, Adrian Bobadilla and to their staffs who kept everything and everybody out of harm’s way. I don’t know how many times our luck will hold, but our city knows what to do in a natural disaster and for those of you who were ‘incon-
I venienced for nothing,’ thanks for helping us learn more and develop strong strategies to deal with the unimaginable.
And, closer to us all on Facebook, are Pamela Thompson and Tricia Lyman who both fed us up-to-date information directly from government
Anglican Church Puerto Vallarta Formerly Christ Church by the Sea Worldwide Anglican Communion
“Celebrating conservative family values” Services Sunday 10:00 a.m. English-Traditional Holy Communion All faiths welcome-Casual Dress
How cool it is! Yes, we are now celebrating in our air-conditioned Chapel. Come join us! Fr. Jack continues to welcome people from all walks of life and denominations. Across from airport, northbound service road next to Sixt and Thrifty Car Rental Blvd Fco. Medina 7936, Puerto Vallarta Father Jack Wehrs/Lay-minister Fer Sandoval e mail: email@example.com Text 1 619 300 7377 Tel 044 322 130 5073
Web site: www.anglicanchurchpuertovallarta.org Complimentary parking at Sixt Rental Car
sources, keeping hysteria to zero. Thank you both from my heart. A brain-storming meeting with my favorite editor, Madeline Milne was held last week at BabelBar. We both chose breakfast for lunch; tropical pancakes, while sitting by the river. That great combination made better with live music by the genius duo of Moruno. Although it’s still early, tickets are on sale for one of the biggest soirees of the season at the sumptuous Casa Yvonneka. The number of tickets for “Frida IV Annual Fundraiser” will be cut back this year to a mere 120. Contact Matthias Vogt at Mat firstname.lastname@example.org for yours. It is a dress-up salute to Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera, and while not necessary, it certainly makes for a deliciously intriguing people-watch. And, the food is outstanding, of course. 100% of proceeds go to fund organizations that help Vallarta’s stray dogs and cats. See you December 15th at 7 pm. My sister Patrice arrives today, so I am excited and frantic trying to finish up everything I have to get done. Halloween will be a memory by the time you hold this paper in your hands; I hope you had fun. Season is upon us, the electricity in the air is caused by our dynamic visitors and not freaking lightening! Be kind to them and to all things that allow us to live in this amazing city, From Here.
was reminded of snow days last weekend. If you’re from Manitoba, you’ll know what I’m talking about. The weather would call for a big dump of snow, and you’d just wait for it. All you could do was cross your fingers and hope it came on a Sunday night, or even a Thursday (but never a Friday). When the flakes would start coming down, you’d just pray for a white out and -35 degrees Celsius so that MAYBE you wouldn’t have to go to school. The worst thing that could happen was if you were a town kid and they only canceled bus service. That meant all the farm kids could stay home with two marshmallows in their hot chocolate, and you’d be trudging to the high school against that biting, frostbite-bestowing wind. I was reminded of this because last weekend we had a hurricane
Paradise and Parenting
day. My kids reacted to the news of the possibility of a hurricane with one urgent question: will school be canceled? I was too busy engaged in frivolities such as buying batteries for flashlights and checking the drinking water supply to answer them, but I did check my cell phone for any messages from our school. Of course, as you know, the answer came back as a yes, and I shared the news with my children. The resulting fist pumps and shouts of YESSSSS brought me back to Manitoba, 1989 with a little nostalgic shiver. Hurricane Willa didn’t bring a lot of damage to Vallarta. This meant that
most families along the coast spent two days in our homes watching the drizzle for a couple of days. I know it was probably somewhat inconvenient to keep the kids home for two days, and (not probably) irritating sometimes. Not only were they not in school learning something useful, but they were under your feet, arguing over the flashlight that they didn’t need, asking for the one snack you actually forgot to buy (and rejecting the year’s supplies of the ones you did). But here’s the thing. I was here when Hurricane Kenna whipped her tail at us in 2002. I cowered in my bedroom all alone, watching the palm tree getting a good lashing outside my tiny window. I am nothing except grateful to those who decided to err on the side of safety. I’m impressed with the local government’s quick planning and efficiency, and I’m so glad they prioritize the people under their care. And here’s the other thing, and it’s a big one: Hurricane Willa wasn’t a no-show, as so many people are saying all over social media. She showed up in force just north of us, and in places where the infrastructure is much more basic. She poured herself into little towns that didn’t have a chance. We might have seen Willa as a wasted day off, but to many others she was a total, unprecedented disaster. There were people trapped in towns like Tuxplan and Tecuala. Many of their roads were obliterated under the rivers that burst their banks. We can certainly be grateful for our misfortune, and in that gratitude, we can reach out to help those whose school doors will most certainly be closed for longer than two days. We can lend a hand to people who wish their greatest inconvenience was a missing snack or a flashlight that needed AAA batteries when you bought only AA (true story). Happily, we live in a place surrounded by helpers, so you can find one that would be happy to take donations. My friends Victor (singer of the much beloved Gecko Band) and his wife Rosy have an amazing grassroots program you can find more about on Facebook called Brigada de Mano en Mano (@helpinghandtohand). There will be a fundraiser at the Drunken Duck in Bucerias on November 5 at 5pm, and they are also collecting donations and supplies any time. Let’s all lend a hand in gratitude to the people of this wonderful country. Together we can make things a little easier as families begin rebuilding their lives.
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Sustainably Yours Emily Magewski
EMILY MAJEWSKI was a sustainable landscape designer and consultant for 15 years prior to moving to Mexico in 2011. She and her husband live off grid and are dedicated to helping increase the sustainability of homes and gardens in our region.
t’s so interesting when seeds of manifestation you planted as a youngster germinate unexpectedly many years later. As a very dorky teenager, a question I always found intriguing was how to integrate nature with culture, two forces more often opposed than not. With conflict frequenting the headlines, one would have to wonder if terms like ‘green development’ were ultimately oxymorons. Growing up in the US, where subdivisions were the last century’s ultimate pledge of allegiance to cheap oil and the automobile, it was evident that this development style was outmoded against the awakening environmental consciousness. There have been many quips about cutting down trees and then naming the streets after them. And then there were the obvious patterns of these dormitory communities: waking up in a box, showering in a box, driving in a box, logging in 8 hours at a cubicle, then reversing the process back home. But early-twenties I was fasci-
nated by the proposed solutions of many turn-of-the-century urban planners like Ebeneezer Howard and even genius creatives like Goudi. The former was godfather of the ‘Garden City Movement’, a radical new vision for development born from the slums of 19th century industrial urbanism. The latter, while most famous for his zany organic architecture in Spain, was also inspired by the above mentioned movement. His project Parque Guell in Barcelona, was originally conceptualized as a subdivision! While its completion was derailed by the advent of World War 1, by today’s eco standards, Goudi was practicing cutting edge environmentalism over a century ago with his community planning.
For example, homeowners were heavily fined for any trees they sought to cut down. The community’s runoff water was even diverted into sand-filled columns, being filtered and cleansed through the columns supporting the community’s “subterranean” theater and festive gathering space. Most tourists snapping pictures at this destination fail to recognize the subtle and radical intentions of the mind behind it. Delving into these ‘radical minds’ inspired a college thesis on the topic. Despite my horticultural career’s focus on individual homeowners, the idea of community planning was always rattling around the noggin. Which boiled down to this: there are 3 interconnected webs that pertain to ‘green development’ and sustainability in general. These are the Community, the Ecology and the Economy. If one or two of the three are missing from focus, the whole project falls apart. In fact, I would even state that any development is only as good as the weakest link between the three. How many times have green projects stimulated a gentrification cycle that ultimately ousts the original population, leaving them clinging to unfortunate fringes? By the same token, how many noble projects unravel the moment funding is cut because they were never modeled to be economically viable? And it goes without saying how development that exhausts its ecology’s baseline resources is not long meant for this world (lookin’ at YOU, Vegas!). Well, I’m excited to say, that I’ve been invited to participate in crafting a development that will tackle all three Pillars of Sustainability. EcoBravo is a 15 lot space nestled in Lo de Marcos, Nayarit. We are at the beginnings of conceptualizing its brushstrokes – its architecture, environmental footprint, water management, gardens, symbiotic role in the community, investment benefits, etc. I won’t say much more now, other than – SPOILER ALERT!!! There will be Super Food Forests!!! Because EcoBravo represents a personal passion for mindful development, I will be profiling its progress regularly. If you have any personal questions about it, please write me at email@example.com. In the coming months, prepare to be wowed by a new vision for culture built with nature!
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ize Does Matter…when it comes to life longevity. All the buzz going on around age reversal and renewed sexual vigor suggests that the way to create youthful beauty and health is from a pill that you purchase on the internet. However, a big subject that has been coming up is the topic of Telomeres. What are Telomeres? Telomeres are specialized sequences of DNA that are located at the ends of a chromosome in each cell that serve as a buffer to protect the chromosome’s genetic information when a cell divides. For a visual on this, picture the small plastic that is on the ends our shoe
laces. Every time a cell divides the telomeres become sorter, and the cell experiences old age and eventually death. When the cell divides and the chromosomes are (known as replication), the copying only reads to a certain point along the DNA and this is where the telomeres come in. The Telomere is a buffer of additional code that appears AFTER the vital information of the chromosome. What this means, is when the copying stops, it stops in the telomeres, where an incomplete copy is harmless, rather than in the DNA itself. Telomeres take the brunt of the trauma, ensuring our genes are
copied completely, and cell information remains whole and intact. If this mechanism did not exist and copying stopped in the middle of an important instruction such as the immune system, the incomplete copy would be show as a genetic defect and could lead to disease. This is why the length of telomeres matters.
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At the time of our birth, the average telomere length is about 8,000 and 13,000 units (called basepairs). As we get older, they predictably become shorter. By age of 35 the average persons telomeres are reduced by 29%; 3000 units! At age 65, that number drops 50%. This is a typical length, and also describes what happens if we do nothing to support our telomere health. Wellness depends on life choices in each moment around diet, exercise, sleep and the use of drugs and alcohol, and the factors of emotional stress that can stem from issues of self-esteem and self-worth. In 2009, the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine was awarded to three scientists: Elizabeth H. Blackburn and Carol W. Greider from the University Berkeley, and Jack W. Szostak from Harvard Medical School. Their award was for the 1984 discovery of an enzyme that is directly linked to the telomeres in our bodies; specifically repairing rejuvenating and lengthening the telomeres, called Telomerase. This discovery of the special DNA sequence in the telomeres protects the chromosomes from degradation. If telomerase activity is high, telomere length is maintained and cellular decay is delayed, which is the sole purpose of the telomerase enzyme. A 2010 paper was published in the journal Nature that left no doubt in scientist’s minds. “Telomerase Reversed the Aging Process” describing the testing on mice first. One of the amazing things about this study is that when the mice were treated in a way that caused them to grow up without telomerase in their bodies they aged, developing the same conditions human aging has, like diabetes, osteopo-
rosis and neurological conditions. Mice were then specially treated to have their telomerase enzymes reactivated when they reached adulthood. After one month the evaluation results were described as “a near Ponce de Leon effect” which refers to the Spanish explorer’s quest for the fountain of youth. The age related conditions were halted and reversed! “Other organs such as the spleen, liver and intestines recuperated from their degenerated state. The one month pulse of telomerase also reversed effects of aging in the brain”. This study has now been replicated many, many times in humans. Telomere length is now a biological marker for how long a human can be expected to live. The longer telomeres are found in people with longer life spans. Telomerase is the enzyme that builds and regenerates lengthening the telomeres. By activating the body’s telomerase, this stops further destruction and repairs the telomeres that are already damaged. We can now influence and intentionally change that marker in positive ways. With that said, let’s be clear, this does not mean you can do this while damaging your DNA by indulging in a life of excess that include the chronic use of alcohol, recreational drugs and have a diet high in refined carbs, trans fats, sugar and fried foods. Reduce your stress, get regular exercise and take specific supplements are key strategies to successfully slow and reverse telomere damage and cellular aging. Thanks for reading. Take responsibility of YOU! Questions and comments to Cat@NewEnergyConsciousness.com
Vibes & Vices:
Art es’Vida Cultural Festival @ Plaza del Pitillal
AJ Freeman is an adventurous spirit, serial friendmaker, and general enthusiast. He lives his everyday life hoping to demonstrate the nearly infinite potential for discovery and wonder on this small wet rock orbiting a dim yellow star in the backwoods of the Milky
y favorite story for the origin of the michelada stems from the visionary drinking habits of a particular patron of a bar halfway across the country in San Luis Potosi, where one Michel Ésper displayed bold individuality by ordering his beer with lime, salt, ice, and a straw. This preparation would become known in the watering hole as "Michel's Lemonada," which was eventually slurred into the present term one frosty mug at a time. As well as in bars, restaurants, and roadside stands nationwide, the story of Mexico's most popular beer cocktail continues at Pinkcheladas on Avenida Francisco Villa in the city's Las Gaviotas section.
The Vibes: It probably will not come as a surprise to know that the inside of Pickcheladas upholds a certain chromatic scheme. Flowers and flamingos run rampant in the brightly lit space while refreshing AC washed over me like the first run through a sprinkler. The smell of fresh popcorn filled the air. Taking immediate notice of the 39 peso special on 1L micheladas I had just missed, I consoled myself by claiming one of the seats at the bar with a USB charger. A quick scan of the room always gives me a feel for my fellow patron. A guy parked on a couch forked at his botana as his girlfriend bobbed happily to the newest jam from Jennifer Lopez, who is apparently still popular down here. A group of 4 teens took advantage of the 4
michelada for 99 pesos deal, and I'm not sure they were 21 or 18 or whatever the drinking age is 'round these parts, but as long as we're talking numbers here the promotion goes from 12-6, now let's just move on. The Vices: Looking over the menu, I decided to take the suggestion of a friend, going for the mango michelada with all the accoutrements. The crown of the drink had shrimp as a star, and featured standbys such as carrots and jicama sticks along with pineapples and cucumber, nearly qualifying as a salad. The bartop was lined with all manner of sauces and seasonings, including a strange blue raspberry sugar powder that matched well with the jicama´s distinct taste of
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nothing. One sip of the drink itself and I knew I had made a good decision. What was either Corona or Pacifico (could you really tell them apart in a blind taste test challenge?) blended appealingly with the fruit flavor for a new twist on the drink that I can see becoming a regular thing for me. Licking the last traces of chamoy from the sides of the cup, I found the entire experience well worth the price of admission...I just wish I had gotten there about 15 minutes earlier. The Verdict: If you, like me, thoroughly dig micheladas, you might just find a place in your heart for this slick little spot as well. With an extensive lineup of flavors along with an enjoyable atmosphere, I´ll certainly find time to make my way
to Pinkcheladas in the near future. Maybe I´ll catch you there. Info: Av. Francisco Villa 895/c, Las Gaviotas facebook.com/pages/The-Pinkchelada-Bar/662627507082024
Welcome Home Sheryl Novak
Sheryl Novak is an expat Canadian who has owned a home in Mexico for over ten years. She is the owner of SOLutions Mexico and The Furniture Store by SOLutions Mexico. She is an expert on sourcing all styles of furniture for all sizes of budgets, in Mexico.
Interminable Termites, part 2
his week’s article is a continuation of information about termites. Did you know that the queen from the Termitidae family can produce 10 million eggs per year? Here are some more tips to keep them at bay! When inspecting your home for termites, there are some telltale signs to look out for. Some termites leave a tunnel like an elongated cave that sits on the surface of walls. Others leave small piles of what looks like sawdust. This detritus is really termite excrement. If you are not sure, sweep it up and then check again within 4 to 6 hours. If small piles or tunnels reoccur in the same place, call your exterminator immediately. Sometimes you cannot see the damage so knock on every wood surface and wall. This includes furniture, door jams, doors, and even your
kitchen and bathroom cabinetry. The areas where termites have eaten will sound hollow. You should be able to see indentations and even be able to push your finger right through the surface. Termites like to crawl between the walls and along pipes. It’s always a good idea to seal any open spaces they can crawl through as a preventative measure. Some kitchen and bathroom cabinetry in newer condos and casas are prone to attract termites due to the materials from which they are constructed. Termites have been known to eat cabinetry made from untreated particle board starting from behind the walls, through the boxes and inside the doors. Make sure to remove all items in your cabinetry and inspect all the way to the back. Many door jams and mirrors are affixed with plywood or untreated pine blocks. These and shims are also very attractive to termites.
Regularly seal all your countertop seams. Water seeps into the particle board beneath the countertop making it damp - an ideal location for termites. Be wary of any furniture you purchase. Lower cost furniture, also known as fast furniture, is made from untreated softwoods such as Mexican pine (often available at roadside bodegas) and low-grade particle board (like what you might purchase back home in a well-known Swedish furniture store or in most department and big box stores). Termites may have already embedded themselves inside the item at the carpenter’s shop or in the warehouse. Paying more up front for hardwood or treated higher grade softwoods often saves you a headache and money in the long run. Once a piece of furniture is infested, your best defense of future problems is to get rid of it. Since no insurance covers termite damage, it’s a good idea to spray your home regularly as a cautionary measure. There are no guarantees, but regular inspections and proactive measures can reduce your risk. A whole house spray for a two-bedroom, two-bathroom home is comparatively inexpensive and can be completed in less than one hour. For those with allergies and sensitivities to sprays, ask your exterminator for alternatives. Have you recently purchased a new home in Mexico? Get your home furnished for free! Contact me at email@example.com for information.
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How Best to File Your Return Orlando Gotay, Tax Attorney firstname.lastname@example.org
Orlando Gotay is a California licensed tax attorney (with a Master of Laws in Taxation) admitted to practice before the IRS, the U.S. Tax Court and other taxing agencies. His love of things Mexican has led him to devote part of his practice to the federal and state tax matters of U.S. expats in Mexico. He can be reached at email@example.com or Facebook: GotayTaxLawyer. This is just a most general outline, and is of course, informational only and not meant as legal advice.
very now and then I hear the question: how best to file one’s tax return? I hear this often uttered with the enthusiasm of someone facing a root canal. For most of us, unpleasant as it may be, is a necessary task. There are various options, each with advantages and drawbacks. I think the choices (and cost) depend on the simplicity of your tax situation. Before I go further, I will tell you outright: most underestimate the complexity of their tax situation. Among my readers, folks that live, work and play in Mexico, I can see more complex tax scenarios. International taxpayers in general, just have more to mind when it comes to federal and state taxes. Do it yourself tax software: Allows you to e-file, knowing when returns have been accepted. Software is also good at cutting keystrokes, reducing math errors. What I find tedious of consumer software: Questionnaires seem endless because they have to cover every possibility. Sometimes I’ve misunderstood what a question really asks for-- and my answer has led to error. I know what to look for as I review and detect the ‘error’, but I suspect many can’t. Bottom line: you may catch some but not all mistakes. Lastly: there are
free file IRS approved programs for folks that meet certain income parameters. Do it yourself paper file: How much time do you have? There’s a lot of reading to do, most of which may not be relevant to you. The catch: you don’t really know if it’s relevant until you’ve read it. Definitely harder than the NYT crossword puzzle. Tax Preparers: They take most of the sting away, but not all. You still need to provide information and answer questions. The true issue: is your preparer trained and up to date on the latest changes? Not all have equal levels of training or competency in all areas of tax. Inquire about professional credentials and up to date training. ‘Unenrolled’ preparers, lowest on the totem pole, are not bound by federal ethics rules and some may not be able to represent you before the IRS. CPAs, Enrolled Agents and Attorneys have unlimited representation privileges, comply with educational requirements and observe ethical obligations. Technology allows you to work effortlessly with preparers independent of location, that’s a plus. You get more choices in providers. So many choices! Surely, there’s one for you!
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Busing Banderas Bay Bruce Howells
Bruce is a retired Canadian, who along with his wife Velma, took a “mulligan” on life and escaped the cold of Canada and settled in the Vallarta area. Fulfilling a retirement dream of not driving anymore, Bruce will use public transportation to tour the bay and tell his tales here. Tips and itineraries welcome.
Rocking the Beaches and Streets of Bucerias
day trip to Bucerias, where there is a string of beachfront restaurants offering great food, beverages, and beach chairs is a must. Several places provide afternoon music. Swim, bodysurf, build sandcastles, and dance barefoot in the sand! The beaches in Bucerias are some of the best in the area. Usually a gentle undertow, waves to play in, and no shortage of non-aggressive vendors; massages, food, clothes,
jewelry, cigars, everything you can think of. And rock and roll on the beach. How to Get There: From the Vallarta Walmart by the cruise ship terminal, board a “Punta de Mita” or a “Sayulita” bus to Bucerias. The cost is seventeen pesos, with the ride lasting thirty to forty minutes. Exit the bus at “Centro” in Bucerias, cross the highway, and walk to the local flea market and the public beach. Get ready for an amazing season of music in Bucerias, with many of the top Vallarta bands performing. I am sure there are additional places along the beach that provide music;
the following are the places I am aware of. Wouldn’t it be great if there was a source for all music venues? Hugh and the MexPats are expected to be back at Buzzos on Fridays from 3 pm – 6 pm performing a variety of Mexican and American rock covers. The Gecko band will entertain Saturday from 3 pm – 6 pm at El Chivero. I have not heard from Breakers, but expect they would have afternoon beach music. In years past you could find “David” at El Gordo’s restaurant on the beach by the flea market, playing his one-man rock covers. No mention of Bucerias and music would be complete without mentioning the evening music scene. The Gecko band plays twice a week at the Drunken Duck (DD). The DD has released their music lineup and will have Soul Trip returning this season on Thursday night
as well as a full line up of music all week, with two bands on many nights. Next door to the DD, Jax amplifies the rock with Tres Cuartos two nights a week along with a lineup of bands that have not been confirmed yet. Perhaps, Tequila Rush, they would fit right in. Down the street from Jax, you encounter the SunShine Bar, with their street side stage and live music. Across the street is the Luna Lounge, the oftensold out dinnertheatre that provides musical and diverse entertainment. Across the street from the DD, you encounter Yo Yo Mo’s sports bar that can erupt in cheers at any time, adding to the noise level in this amazing one block stretch. There are additional locations
for music in town, don’t be a rock junkie like me, get out and expand your horizons. Wouldn’t it be great if there were a source for all musical venues? The Vallarta Tribune publishes a “Live Music Calendar” every week; ask your local venues to submit their music listings. https://www.vallartatribune.com/ list-event-free/ to be added to the newspaper and emailed to their online readers. I have recently rediscovered the Banderas Bay Live Music FB page that also contains music listings. There is something magical about enjoying a cold beverage in a tropical setting while listening to music. Get out and explore all the music options in the Bay. Or, follow my musical travels as I hope to explore Rock music of the Bay.
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Top-Notch Entertainment and a Five-Star Dinner!
ambinos Trattoria takes Los Bambinos show to another level. During thirteen years producing shows in PV, Los Bambinos musical productions “wow” and enchant listeners. Their music has become synonymous with Puerto Vallarta’s friendly and warm community, literally transporting fans to another era, captured succinctly through their music. Now, food and drink allow an even more complete concert experience, as the flavors and colors of the exquisite meal bring the music alive for happy fans as they enjoy a fivestar quality dinner.
The featured dish of the week: Bambinos Trattoria Beef CarpaccioTender and carefully selected cuts, thin sliced and perfectly seasoned. This melt-in your mouth dish is perfectly seasoned balancing tart and salty, garnished with fresh parmesan cheese. Pairs perfectly a nice glass of Malbec-Shiraz from Mendoza, Argentina.
Los Bambinos concerts this week The Beatles Monday night, 8pm keeps the good times rolling. As
always, the brothers add their unique spin on the International rock selections, setting the wellloved songs into the Mexican
musical landscape… for an exciting and upbeat show. ELVIS on Wednesday night, 8pm Announcing special guest Jorge Acosta for the. Jorge’s vocal style and intonation is naturally Elvis-like, with tasteful accentuation by Los Bambinos vocal harmonies, the show is a WOW! “It felt like I was really hearing Elvis Presley. Excellent!” -Commented Israel Gomez, a veteran musician
here in PV. Join the group for a touching and fun evening while you dine, drink, dance and relive this emblematic musical era. Fiesta Latina Friday, 8pm lights up the stage! This is the show for an exquisite mix of rhythms and beautiful vocals. It is a show just as spicy as it is sweet. Each song sweeps you away to a Brazilian Carnival or a romantic evening in an Old Mexican town square. Don’t be surprised if you hear your favorite Mexican tune set in a foot-tapping Cuban rhythm! Let Los Bambinos awaken your senses with vibrant music, and inspiring four-part harmonies. Take a break from the beach and come to Bambinos Trattoria for Happy Hour from 3-6pm! Mention this article for 20% off your food tab, for a limited time. **Only applies on seated meals** Bambinos Trattoria is a great place to enjoy fresh Italian Food, prepared by a team of talented Chefs. Opening for full Monday through Saturday service on October 8th, Bambinos Trattoria is located at Aguacate #314, on the corner of Carranza street in Old Town Puerto Vallarta (just before Mundo de Azulejos on Carranza.) Information and tickets at www. losbambinosmusic.com or call for a reservation (322) 222-4357, English spoken. See you for Dinner & Show!
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French Crooner Michel Giglia and Steven Brinberg’s ‘Simply Barbra’ At Incanto
ichel Giglia is a French vocalist who sings French, Latin and contemporary music with an upbeat, youthful twist. His voice is velvety smooth and his stage presence is mesmerizing. Michel graduated from the École Superieure de Comédie Musicale in Paris, where he refined his vocal, dance and performance skills. He has performed in musical theatre in some of the most recognized venues in Paris, including the Olympia theatre, garnering the recognition of the French press for his performance in Entrée d’artistes, where he sang duets with other notable music artists. He recently relocated to Puerto Vallarta and will be joined by pianist Dennis Crow in the piano bar on Thursdays from 5-7pm beginning Nov. 8. No cover charge.
Making his Incanto debut in December is Vallarta favorite Steven Brinberg starring in his international award-winning hit ‘Simply Barbra’. Steven’s uncanny ability to look and sound just like music icon Barbra Streisand, and other special guest celebrities, has won over audiences for several seasons in Vallarta in the past several years. A two-time MAC and Bistro Award-winner, Steven Brinberg performed with the late Marvin Hamlisch, and for Stephen Sondheim’s birthday concert at the Library of Congress. He has also performed at numerous other venues including Carnegie Hall, and on Broadway in the concert version of Funny Girl with Whoopi Goldberg. ‘Simply Barbra’ has twice toured Australia, New Zealand,
and England, ending in a West End run at the Arts and Playhouse Theatres. His CD, ‘Simply Barbra Live in London’, is available on Jay Records. Performances begin December 10-28. Visit Incanto’s website for more information and online tickets available soon. Naked Boys Singing! Conceived and directed by Robert Schrock, this hit musical comedy revue had its New York premier twenty years ago and ran for over twelve years to become the second longest-running musical in off-Broadway history. This year also marks the 20th anniversary of the world premiere in Los Angeles in 1998. It stars six talented guys who sing and dance au-natural, with music direction by Bob Bruneau and Jean-Guy Comeau. The all-Latino ensemble features actors/singers
Max Albertos, Mitchell Guzman, Joby Hernandez, Fidel Rebolledo, Renzo Sotelo, and Luis Villanueva. Visit Incanto’s all-new website for tickets. Now playing in Incanto’s theater, internationally known vocalist Hannah Brady takes you on a musical journey featuring classic jazz, swing, and a dash of Broadway in ‘A Golden Era Evening’. Familiar favorites include I’ll Be Seeing You, Lost and Found, People, and a few other musical comedy gems, accompanied by Andres Piedra on piano. Saturdays at 7pm. Cheko Ruiz presents The Music of the Gipsy Kings’ on Sundays in the theatre at 8pm. Many of your favorites by the iconic Grammy Award-winning group featuring many of Vallarta’s premier
musicians. Incanto’s riverside breakfast/brunch service resumes on Tuesday, Nov. 6 at 9am. Returning favorites include Aunt Pearl’s Eggs Benedict, biscuits and gravy, as well as some new delicious choices. A full bar is also available with Happy Hour 2x1 house cocktails and beer 2-6pm. Live entertainment most mornings starting about 10am. Reservations are not required but are recommended for large groups. Current hours 4pm-11:30pm. Monday hours return starting at 9am Nov. 5. Visit Incanto’s all-new website www.IncantoVallarta.com. Voted “Best Live Music Venue” in Vallarta in 2018. No cover charge in the piano bar. Located at Insurgentes 109 at the Rio Cuale. Phone: 322-223-9756.
Boutique Theatre Showcases Movies, Talks, Plays By Catherine Caldera Publicity Director
he 1997 film “Contact” will kick off the new season of “Dinner and a Movie” presentations by Paco Ojeda. Ojeda is a local editor, writer, photographer and musicologist. What makes these evenings more enriching than watching movies at home? Ojeda gives informative, insightful, 15-minute introductions before each movie. Showing clips from the movie, Ojeda helps the audience understand each film’s historical and cultural significance. He also points out what makes audiences love each film, and why they’ve stood up over time. Movie-goers can ask Ojeda questions. “Contact” stars Jodi Foster and Matthew McConaughey. It is directed by Robert Zemeckis, based on a novel by Carl Sagan. The film will be presented in English, with Spanish subtitles. The evening begins at 5 p.m. Monday, Nov. 5. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. “Chocolat” is the movie for Nov. 12, and “The Devil Wears Prada” will be enjoyed Nov. 19. Honky-tonk singer and guitarist Tom Ben Lindley is booked for a concert at 8 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 4. The show is sponsored by Nacho Daddy. Lindley is noted for his performances, creating music in the classic styles of Merle Haggard and Willie Nelson. Check out some of his tunes on www.youtube.com. Making her directorial debut at The Boutique is the multi-talented Barbara Ann Renee, a popular PV personality, and veteran show-biz diva. “Heir to a Misfortune” is the show she has chosen. Renee describes the show as “a completely hilarious farce about a zany group of greedy, quirky characters. The show is something the audience will relate to, and laugh at. A couple of surprising twists will definitely make the audience roar … Get ready, Vallarta!” The cast of local actors is Hans
Jonasson, Carlo Gagliano, Ellie Frank, Bonnie Cretzman, Deb Barton, Candace Kepley, Ed Munoz, and Alice Averett Domeniconi. Playing Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays for three consecutive weeks, starting at 6 p.m. Nov. 8. TED-Type Talks return Nov. 20, expanding to every Tuesday, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Launching the season will be Paco Ojeda, who recently came on board with the Boutique team. His topic will be “On Curiosity, Music and Mindfulness.” Ojeda is from Monterrey, Mexico. As a teenager he moved to Mexico City to study at the National Conservatory of Music. He has a bachelor’s degree in Music Production & Engineering from the Berklee College of Music, and studied further at the New England Conservatory. Find out more about him at www.paco-ojeda.com. Transformational coach Nathan Segal is the second TED speaker, on Nov. 27. “How to Overcome Self-Sabotage” will be his topic. On Dec. 4, a husband-and-wife team of immigration facilitators will be the speakers. Bill and Amy Triplett will share “Myths and Truths About Residency in Mexico.” TED-Type Talks are presented by PV people who are experts in a variety of thought-provoking fields. Each session includes opportunities for the audience to ask questions, and join in the discussions. Food and drinks are available to order. To suggest a speaker with an educational, inspirational topic, email catherinecalderapv@gmail. com The Boutique Community Theatre offers exciting evenings of dinner-and-a-show options. The theatre is located upstairs at Nacho Daddy, 287 Basilio Badillo. Tickets are available online at btpv.org. For information call 322-728-6878.
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Don’t mean a thing if you ain’t got that swing... Christie Seeley
From Oakland, California to Puerto Vallarta…lured by music of guitars and sounds of the sea. vallartasounds.com
rom Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga to Ella Fitzgerald and Duke Ellington the message is powerful. “Makes no difference if it’s sweet or hot, just give that rhythm all you got!” Great advice for life as well as for music. The people of Puerto Vallarta understand this well and that is one of the things that attracts so many tourists and expats to the shores of Banderas Bay. Music, food, the genuine friendliness and creativity of the people of the area are in full swing on our wonderful farmers market days. Market days begin again in November at the park at Olas Altas and Lázaro Cárdenas in the Zona Romantica home of the beautiful mosaic project created by Natasha Moraga with the participation of Vallarta visitors and residents. Market day is Saturday beginning Nov. 3. La Cruz de Huanacaxtle’s beautiful Marina holds their market on Sunday’s beginning November 4. They both begin at 9:00 in the morning and last until 2:00 in the afternoon. Stalls filled with incredible locally made and grown foods including cheeses, honey, breads and produce; gorgeous fresh flowers to cheer up your tables at home; stylish frocks of cheerful colors
and prints to sport around town; jewelry made of natural materials and inspired designs are just a few of what you can choose from. Artisans from all around display baskets, traditional Mexican Milagros, handcrafted vases and objete d’art that will thrill your friends and families as holiday gifts as well as decorate your homes. As if that weren’t enough, you can enjoy all varieties of good foods prepared right on the spot by local chefs. The traditional soup of hominy and chicken or pork called Pozole, Spanish Paella, fresh tamales, super hot dogs and many other dishes will tempt you as you shop. Talented local musicians present a wonderful variety of music from the flamenco guitar music of Tatewari (kicking off the new market season November 3 at Olas Altas and November 4 at La Cruz) to show music from offerings by our many outstanding entertainment venues. Grab your market basket and start your day with the tradition of sharing joy with your neighbors and stocking up on natural, locally produced items made with love and dedication. Doo wah, doo wah, doo wah, doo wah!
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Viva la Vida A glimpse to everyday life in the Bay Florelisa Hernandez
Florelisa Hernandez is an artist, empath, counselor, teacher with 25 years of experience. Her workshops are tailored to provide well being solutions, awaken creativity and higher self, heal emotional wounds and blockages, or simply learn a new hobby. www.artsvallarta.com
Casa Rosita Bucerias: A Healing garden of friendship and peace
very Wednesday afternoon a group of people will gather outside Casa Rosita in Bucerias. Locals wondered what went on inside the house, as people at the entrance showed a stern look, stiff
posture, and would shyly say hello to the person next to them while waiting for the door to open. A few hours later, the same people came out with sparkling eyes, a huge smile and a refreshed and more relaxed look. How mysterious! I was lucky to participate in the group, whose primary goal was to reach a healthy state of consciousness through self-growth lectures, workshops, and talks, and part of the donations collected went to local social causes, such as the John Ozzello Memorial Food Bank.
Pitching Off Slopes Around the Green Tom Stickney
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Bruce Taylor was in charge of the weekday self-growth workshops; a lovely master, with sweet glances and a soft voice that strongly stated wake up words into the group’s consciousness. Saturday mornings, the Westbys did Shambala Meditation; an adorable couple that shared their meditation technique and reflections about living life in a mindful way. Thom Crohnkite and Caroline Cottom were also invited to give lectures and share knowledge and Ayurveda practices; great masters deeply involved with enlightenment practices, past lives, and wellbeing, all to live in a state of heightened awareness. Of course, not everything was peaches and cream, a wide array of emotions and reactions emanated during our sessions, and there were many emotional moments, as life often seemed like the song says. “Life can be wishy-washy, sometimes black, sometimes pink in color, sometimes it gives you everything, sometimes it takes it all away….[ Asi es la Vida, by Mexican Pop Band Elefante) Once we crossed the door, the
Downhill Sidehill Lie
ne of the hardest things about golf is that we play on uneven surfaces thus no shot is ever the same. In fact, the severity of the slope can have dramatic effects on the shots you hit and can cause you to miss the ball in directions you didn’t think were possible. In this video series I will show you the four different lies you will find when you play and how to adjust for them so you can find the ball closer to the pin next time around. This lie is the easiest one to lose your balance on because people tend to fall forward into their toes and the hosel comes out towards the ball and a shank can occur very easily. The key is to set up with your weight on your heels and a touch more knee bend to keep your center of gravity stable. If you do so, you will hit the center of the blade, if not, look for the shank! Watch my video series on YouTube ‘fore’ an example on this pro tip and others. https:// youtu.be/pyTDdBauL-s
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environment was transformed. In the beautiful jungle-like garden, the host, Rose Marie diligently arranged our seats and welcomed us with fresh tamarindo or jamaica water. She was always kind, friendly and service oriented. The environment was relaxed and welcoming, and once we were settled in our places, Bruce would encourage us to look into each other’s eyes and salute them with joy from within. It was amazing to experience and a big difference between
my everyday shy “hello” to this profound way of saluting (honouring) the other, looking at him/her in the eye and smiling with the whole body, right from the heart. A wonderful experience that will remain in my heart and the active link and connection I feel with each and all the lucky souls that had the privilege to attend to those joyful moments of clarity, brother/sisterhood, love, and unspoken truth.
SPCA of Puerto Vallarta By Janice Gonzalez
ou can feel the excitement in the air. Soon all of our friends will have returned for the season. Let the parties begin. Speaking of which, Wendy Urban and I will be there on opening day, November 3, at the Old Town Farmers Market staffing the SPCA table by the gazebo. We will have tickets to our annual fundraiser available for sale. Tickets are 2950 pesos each. Be sure to stop by and say hello. We will also have available for donation our brand new 2019 calendar and some new fun merchandise…new t-shirts, ball caps and shopping bags. You can also catch our stellar volunteer Amanda Orlowski at the Marina market on Thursday evenings. Our annual fundraiser “Evening Under the Stars” will be held on Saturday, November 24, in The Iguana Restaurant & Tequila Bar in the stunning boutique hotel Casa Kimberly. Remember 100% of the proceeds go to the animals as Janice Chatterton underwrites the entire evening. The mission of SPCA de PV is to help fund and promote sterili-
zation, adoption and healthcare efforts for companion animals in the Puerto Vallarta area, with the goal of eliminating the euthanasia of healthy and adoptable animals. To see our animals available for adoption, visit our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/ spcapv. There are photos as well as individual albums of our rescues which include a bit of their background. Please be aware that our adoption fee within Mexico is $2,000 pesos. Contact us at email@example.com to obtain an adoption application. To make donations via PayPal, select the “Donate” option on our Facebook page www.facebook. com/spcapv or on our website at http://spcapv.com/donate/. You can drop off any donations for the SPCA at Hacienda San Angel located at Calle Miramar 336, above Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in El Centro. Get involved…rescue, adopt, foster, volunteer, donate or educate. You can learn more about the SPCA Puerto Vallarta by checking us out at www.spcapv. com/home or on Facebook.
Life in la Cruz Cindy Bouchard
Cindy Bouchard, an expat Canadian runs a Boutique Inn, Villa Amor del Mar in La Cruz de Huanacaxtle. She and her husband Chris are living and lovin’ in Vallarta–Nayarit. If you want more info on La Cruz or desire… A very special vacation contact cindy@VillaAmordelMar.com
Tequila Dudley creates art from wood, stone
earning and writing about those who make up La Cruz is a gift I covet. It was a delight to learn more about Dudley Douglas. In 1967 Dudley came to Mexico to surf. His mission in life was to surf, and work became a means to an end… which always included… surfing! Dudley spends ‘his other time’ on the California/Oregon border. That’s where the story begins of life in La Cruz; his friends asked him to be their tour guide to Puerto Vallarta and he agreed. Eager to get them out of the city, Dudley was taking them on an excursion to Punta de Mita when they saw signs for a development project in La Cruz. They decided to check it out and his friends bought. Dudley helped them settle all the details and even met their first renters when his friends couldn’t make it. That was about twenty-five years ago and Dudley has been visiting every year since. A helper by nature, between surfing and his carving and painting projects Dudley has helped others with construction projects. When his son was young he could only visit for two months or so a year. Now as a ‘seasonal resident’ he’s loved his six months a year here for decades. Recently he bought a plot of land and built himself a home and studio where he plans to supplement his retirement funds creating, selling and teaching art. Dudley’s carving all began when he watched a man with a chain saw create a tobacco store Indian in Oregon. He says he was flat broke but was so inspired he got a job to pay for a chain saw, grinders and carving tools and his career began. He says, “This was the perfect job to support my surfing lifestyle. When carving I work from the outside in taking off just the right
amount. When sculpting I work from the inside out adding just the right amount“. Dudley’s larger than life La Cruz creations include a Jesus Christ monument he carved that resides next to the Alamar development and a grand Buddha that lives in a friend’s garden and is looking for a home. He also does smaller driftwood carvings.. He creates in wood, stone and concrete. One of his most recent gifts to the community is in honour of Philo; it’s a replica of Philo’s guitar that he created so kids could rock and roll into the future! Folks who appreciate his style commission many of his pieces and the rest are ‘just what he wants to do’. Painting has become a more recent passion preferring painting ladies, nudes and abstracts. Some Mexican friends gave Dudley his nickname ‘Tequila’ during a drinking contest when they were surprised he could drink as much tequila, or more, as them. Lucky to see La Cruz as it was before it grew Dudley told me he still loves the beautiful people; all who work so hard, singing, happy and “good with what they have” delights him. He says the Marina seemed to bring an extra pride to the community, folks cleaned up the plaza and it seems like all is going smoothly for most. What’s he most proud of is that he’s still living a great life. “I couldn’t think of a better place to live within four to five blocks of everything I need.” A wonderful day for Dudley is sipping tequila with great music in the background and creating his art. Salud
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Live It To Believe It: 10 World-Class Golf Courses
ver the past few years, Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit have become one of the best golf destinations in Mexico, increasing its fame among players by offering the best courses and the most celebrated tournaments. This is golfing at its highest level, not only because of the impeccable courses designed by the likes of Jack Nicklaus, Greg Norman, Jim Lipe, Robert Von Hagge & Baril and Percy Clifford, but also thanks to the magnificent mountain landscapes, the tropical jungle, and the beach, delighting golfers from around the world. Most of the courses are PGA certified—the top North American professional golf circuit for men— and have every high-end service. And you don’t have to be an expert to enjoy a good round of golf! There are currently eight world-class golf courses ready to welcome players in the Riviera Nayarit area: El Tigre, Flamingos, Litibú, Campo Nayar, Campo Norman Signature and The Lakes en Vidanta Golf; Punta Mita Bahía and Punta Mita Pacífico, as well as two small 9-hole courses, Las Huertas in San Pancho and Campo de Ensueño Golf Club. There are two golf courses in the Puerto Vallarta area, Marina Vallarta Golf Course, located along the bay in Marina Vallarta and the Vista Golf Course, overlooking the city with exceptional views across Banderas Bay.
The longest golf cart bridge: The Riviera Nayarit has the longest hanging bridge for golf carts in the world. It’s 402 meters (a quarter of a mile) long and connects the Greg Norman and Jack Nicklaus courses over the Ameca River. Both courses lie within the Vidanta Nuevo Vallarta complex. The bridge was built to ease the flow of players between the two courses. The most original green: Hole 3B, known as “Tale of the Whale,” is the only green in the world on a natural island and is part of the Pacífico golf course in the exclusive Punta Mita development. This place is so spectacular that even Jack Nicklaus, the prestigious
ex-golfer and course designer, has described it as the best Par 3 he’s ever designed. Las Huertas in San Pancho Las Huertas is an unusual golf course immersed in the exotic landscape of San Pancho, a pictu-
resque fishing community. The course is a 9-hole, par 32, and is surrounded by colorful fruit trees ripe with mango, grapefruit, tamarind, pepper, and soursop, presenting a challenge to visiting players. It extends along 1,953 yards in the town of San Pancho.
Campo de Ensueño Golf Club The Campo de Ensueño is a 9-hole, par 29 course with 1,700 yards, located along Federal Highway 200, north of the town of El Monteón, just 5 minutes from Rincón de Guayabitos.
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24 Artisan and Farmer’s Markets in Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit
very year at the end of October through the first week of November we welcome back the many artisan and farmer’s markets that pop-up around the bay and north through the towns of Riviera Nayarit. These markets represent local producers, artisans and entrepreneurs selling homemade food, organic products, arts and crafts, jewelry and more. They are an excellent resource for fresh baked treats, hard to find items and unique souvenirs. Here is an up to date list for most markets, if you know of another please email and we’ll add it to the list. Editor@vallartatribune.com
Marsol Friday Market by the Pier - 9:30 am -1:30 pm Open every Friday all year located on Francisca Rodriguez street Sayulita Mercado del Pueblo - 9am -2 pm – (Open Nov. 2) On Calle Revolucion before the bridge
Olas Altas Farmer’s Market - 9:30 am - 2 pm (Open Nov. 3) at Lazaro Cardenas Parks, Old Town Three Hens & a Rooster Market 9 am - 1:00 pm (Open Oct. 27) at the Lions Club, Madero # 280 Old Town Tianguis Lo de Marcos – (Opens Nov. 3) Located at Main plaza
Huanacaxtle Farmer’s Market - 9am -3pm (Open Nov.4) Located at La Cruz Marina
Riviera Market 9am - 2 pm (Open Nov. 6) Located in Nuevo Vallarta in the parking lot behind the Casino.
Bucerias Forever Spring Market - 9am - 1pm (Open Nov. 7) Lazaro Cardenas / Javier Mina - Opposite La Vida condos Vallarta ArtWalk - 6 pm - 10 pm (Open Oct. 31) Various locations.
Bucerias ArtWalk - 7-9pm - along Lazaro Cardenas (Open Nov. 8) Marina Vallarta Night Market- 6 pm -10 pm (Open Oct. 25) along the marina boardwalk
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6TH ANNUAL FIESTA EN LA CALLE - The 6th Annual Fiesta en la calle is right around the corner. Join everyone at Los Muertos Brewing Company on Saturday November 3rd from 1-11 for good times and live music all day long. Lazaro Cardenas 302, Emiliano Zapata. Free admission. THIS WEEK PUERTO VALLARTA DIA DE MUERTOS – City sponsored celebrations for Halloween and Dia de Muertos began on October 28 and will run until November 4. Parades, contests for the best costumes, altars and traditional performances of dance, music and art abound across the city. A full list of events can be found in this week’s Vallarta Tribune. CORAZON DE NINA HUMANITARIAN TOUR AND BRUNCH— Corazon de Nina is a non profit, registered charity in Mexico and the U.S. We are a sanctuary for boys and girls who have been victims of violence, exploitation and neglect. Our mission is to provide a nurturing family environment for at-risk girls and boys of all ages. We receive no Government support so our Humanitarian Tour and Brunch is a major fundraising event throughout the winter months. For a donation of $250 pesos, you will receive a nice brunch, a tour of the home and interaction with the children. More info through facebook.com/CorazonDeNinaPv. Tuesdays through April from 9:30 to 11:30 am in Colonial Primera de Mayo, Calle San Luis Potosi #355, Puerto Vallarta. CHARITY BINGO AT NACHO DADDY— Win big and support local causes. A new season of Nacho Daddy Charity Bingo will be played every other Wednesday at 4:00 pm throughout the Winter/Spring to raise money for two fantastic local charities: Pasitos de Luz and the Colina Spay & Neuter Clinic. More info at nachodaddypv.com XV MEDIO MARATÓN Y 5K PUERTO VALLARTA 2018— Run the XV Half Marathon and 5K Puerto Vallarta 2018 and be surprised with this party that we have prepared for you in addition to the beautiful scenery during the route, without a doubt the best race in Puerto Vallarta. Sunday Nov 4 at 6:50 am at the Unidad Deportiva Agustín Flores Contreras. More info at maratonvallarta.com FIESTA - DIA DE LOS MUERTOS - The annual Dia de Los Muertos Fiesta is easily our favorite fiesta of the year. Celebrate at No Way Jose! as we honor the memories of departed loved ones on Friday, November 2, 2018. This year our Dia de Los Muertos Fiesta will benefit our good friends at S.E.T.A.C. and the wonderful work they are doing in the community. The new Piel Canela will provide the evening’s entertainment and our annual Catrina contest brings out the best painted faces in la Zona Romantica. If you would like a picture of a departed loved one on the No Way José! Altar de Muertos, do not hesitate to swing by
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ONGOING EVENTS ART LIFE DRAWING’ ART WORKSHOP: LOCAL ARTIST ARMANDO REYES— Join us on a new night, Wednesdays at 8pm in the theater. More information and online tickets. More info at IncantoVallarta.com. MALECON SCULPTURES 101— Enjoy a relaxed walk by the ocean while chatting about the sculptures on the Malecon and the local art scene, plus a delicious Mexican brunch or snack at a charming and very unique spot. A fantastic cultural experience with a local friend. Wed, Thu and Fri at 9:00am. Make reservations through Vallarta101 (facebook.com/welovevallarta | 01 322 100 2253) HANDBUILDING WITH CLAY AT ART VALLARTA— This class will take the beginner student through each step of coil and slab building. The instructor will familiarize you with terms ,tools and processes, supporting your creative vision. You will build simple projects from choosing your idea, applying techniques you learn, finishing with firing and glazing. Monday and Friday from 10:00am to 1:00pm and 1:30pm to 4:30pm; Tuesday and Thursday from 1:30pm to 4:30pm. 350 pesos plus Clay Kit (462 pesos). Art Vallarta Gallery (Calle Pilitas 213 | facebook.com/ artvallarta) INTRODUCTION TO WHEEL THROWING AT ART VALLARTA— This is the next step after fundamental building with clay. You will be guided in interactive instruction on the electric potter’s wheel; learning basic techniques, necessary for progressing as an artist in clay using the potter’s wheel. Basic finishing techniques in high – fire clay, glazing, firing and loading the kiln. 350.00 pesos plus clay (462 pesos). Monday and Friday from 10:00am to 1:00pm and 1:30pm to 4:30pm; Tuesday and Thursday from 1:30pm to 4:30pm. 350 pesos plus Clay Kit (462 pesos). Art Vallarta Gallery (Calle Pilitas 213 | facebook.com/ artvallarta) OPEN CLAY STUDIO AT ART VALLARTA— Have a project you want to work on independently? Come take part working side by side with student’s from all classes and artists currently in the studio. No instruction is provided, but Rob will be present and available to help you out with equipment and basic needs. 350.00 pesos plus Clay Kit (if you need one). Monday and Friday from 10:00am to 1:00pm and 1:30pm to 4:30pm; Tuesday and Thursday from 1:30pm to 4:30pm. 350 pesos plus Clay Kit (462 pesos). Art Vallarta Gallery (Calle Pilitas 213 | facebook.com/ artvallarta) HARNESS THE POWER OF PAINTING WITH DOUGLAS SIMONSON— This class is for both beginning and experienced acrylic painters. Painter Douglas Simonson has 35 years of experience painting in acrylics and he will work with you in whatever area of painting you want to focus on, or he can help you decide on your focus. Class is every Friday from 1:30 PM to 4:30PM. Cost is $350 pesos per class. Easels, paints and brushes are available but bring your own brushes if you have your preferences. Bring your own canvas or purchase one at the ART VallARTa Art Supply Store located on the first floor. Drop-ins are welcome (based on space availability) or you can attend several classes for more in-depth study, or if you’re working on a more involved project. Art Vallarta Gallery (Calle Pilitas 213 | facebook. com/artvallarta)
FOOD MEXICAN WINE & CHEESE TASTING NIGHT— Our most
25 popular wine tasting: a selection of five boutique Mexican wines paired with five artisan Mexican cheeses. All wines are premium bottles and the cheeses are sourced from a local producer from Atotonilco El Alto, in the state of Jalisco. All cheeses are made using European techniques (think Camembert, Morbier, and Gruyere) but produced locally with a Mexican twist. This is an intimate event capped at only 9 seats. Secure your spot(s) as soon as possible, as they sell out quickly! For more info, please email email@example.com or visit our website: www.uncormexico.com. Tuesday at 6 pm at Petit Hotel Villa Mercedes (Amapas 175)
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Live Music Calendar This listing features ongoing acts and events at bars, restaurants and venues.
CHEF RUBEN’S MAGICAL MEXICAN SALSAS— Chef Ruben introduces a journey of different sauces of Mexico. Taking classic Mexican ingredients and by doing a variety of cooking techniques, he will show how you can get many different flavors, textures, and options for other dishes. You will help in the preparation and eat different salsas as we prepare them. Also learn how to make classic sopes with a filling and test all the salsas that we have made to have some wonderful flavors. Beer, wine, local spirits and jugos are included. $45 USD per person. Wed. at 6 pm at ART Vallarta (213 Calle Pilitas | artvallarta.com)
Bambinos Trattoria (Aguacate #314) The Beatles Tribute on Mon at 8 pm ELV1S on Wed at 8 pm Fiesta Latina! On Fri at 8 pm
Captain Don’s (Honduras 126) Tequila Rush on Fri from 9 pm to 12 am Da Crew on Sat from 9 pm to 12 am
LA CRUZ MARINA FREE MOVIE NIGHT— In the VIP room at Marina Riviera Nayarit every Thursday at 8:00pm. CINEMA CUC— Free. 1:00 pm on Wednesdays and Fridays in the main auditorium at Centro Universitario de la Costa (Av. Universidad 203, Ixtapa | 322.222.1512 | www.cuc.udg.mx) CINE CLUB EL MUÉGANO: MARTES DE CINE— Enjoy movies at the Los Mangos Library Martes de Clássicos Cultural Center, Tuesdays at 7pm. 20 pesos. (Av. Francisco Villa No. 1001 | bibliotecalosmangos.com) CINE CLUB EL MUÉGANO: FRIDAY CINEMA CYCLE ON SOCIAL NETWORKS— Enjoy movies about Social Networks at the Los Mangos Library Martes de Clássicos Cultural Center, Fridays at 7pm. 20 pesos. (Av. Francisco Villa No. 1001 | bibliotecalosmangos.com) HEALTH & WELLNESS BEACH YOGA— Bring your mat down to the beach for a gentle morning flow, every Wednesday at 9am at playa los camarones, in front of Barracuda restaurant. 70 pesos per person and children under 12 are free when accompanying an adult. Barracuda (Calle Paraguay 1290) SPIRITUAL & METAPHYSICAL LECTURE— Journey of self discovery at the Center For Spiritual Living Puerto Vallarta. Each week offers inspirational talk using spiritual tools for personal growth, along with discussion and fellowship afterwards. An open and inclusive spiritual community, all are welcome. Saturdays from 12:00 - 1:00 pm at Centro Cultural Cuale (Aquiles Serdan #437) SPIRITUAL LIVING CIRCLE— Join the Center For Spiritual Living Puerto Vallarta (www.cslpv.org) for weekly discussions based on articles in the Science of Mind magazine. It’s a new discussion each week. Enjoy a great cup of coffee, great discussions in the comfort of air conditioning and stay for the sunset on the beach after wards. Love offerings welcomed and appreciated. Tuesdays from 7 to 8 pm.
OTHER BINGO WITH PEARL— Saturdays at 4pm. Drink specials, gift certificates, and cash prizes. Special guests Ballet Folklorico Tradiciones will perform. Incanto Vallarta (Insurgentes 109, Old Town Puerto Vallarta | 322.223.9756 | www.incantovallarta.com) FURNITURE SHOPPING TOUR— Looking for an easy way to get around Vallarta and/or Guadalajara to check out furniture offerings for your new home or condo in Mexico? Save time, money and stress with this tour. Call, email, or sign up on the “Tours” tab on our website. (044 329 298 6399 | furniture@ solutionsmexico.com | solutionsmexico.com)
Babel Bar (Aquiles Serdán 437, Isla del Cuale) Zoe and Leónides on Sat from 1 to 3 pm Suite Sound (Magalí Uribe and Nacho Flores) on Sun from 1 to 3 pm
Cuates y Cuetes (Francisca Rodriquez 101) Fiery Flamenco Group Tatewari on Wed from 8 to 10 pm Devils Bar Live (527 Morelos) The Zippers on Fri from 8 to 11 pm Soul Trip on Sat from 11:30 pm to 1:30 am El Bar at Food Park PV The Black Tequila on Sat at 9:00 pm Incanto (Insurgentes 109) Zen Hour is Tue - Sun at 4:00pm Red Suitcase Band on Sun and Wed at 7:30pm Zoe Wood & Eduardo Leon on Thu at 5:00pm Open Mic on Thu at 7:30pm Joan Houston on Fri at 5:00pm Luis & Fernando on Fri at 7:30pm Dennis Crow on Fri-Sun and Tue-Wed at 9:30pm
George Gracia on Sun at 5:00pm Cheko Ruiz Gypsy Kings on Sun at 8:00pm Tongo on Tue at 5:00pm Edgar Roxha on Tue at 7:00pm Joby Hernandez on Wed at 5:00pm More @ incantovallarta.com Kelekai’s (Liberdad 516, Col. Playa Grande ) The Bay Roots on Sun from 2 to 5 pm Kelly’s Pour Favor (Lazaro Cardenas 245) The Change on Tue at 7:00pm 3:Tones on Fri at 7:00pm Soul Trip on Sat at 7:00pm Warique (Aquiles Serdan 280) Live Music on Fri and Sun from 7:00 to 10:00pm Que?Pasa (625 Aquiles Serdan) Bob Tandem & Friends on Mon from 7-9 pm Revolution Restaurant & Bar (Matamoros #235 Col. Centro) The Sunset Raiders on Sat at 8 pm
BUCERIAS Bucerias Buzzos (In front of Bungalows Princess) Hugh and the MexPats Fridays at 3pm El Chivero (Avenida Pacifico 9, Centro) The Gecko Band Saturday at 3pm Drunken Duck (Avenida Mexico, Centro) LaBandra Tuesday at 9pm The Gecko Band Wed at 9pm, Sun at 5pm Da Crew Sunday at 9pm
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ExPats In Vallarta
LOCAL FOOD. LOCAL PLACES. LOCAL PEOPLE
November 2018 Event Schedule
Enjoy a Culinary & Cultural Journey though Old Town, Pitillal & Downtown Neighborhoods of Puerto Vallarta!
he local group of Expats In Vallarta is open to all residents, visitors and investors from other countries. The purpose of the group is informal fellowship and assistance for ExPats around Vallarta or those considering moving to the area. There is no membership fee or requirement; everyone pays for only what they use or consume.
MX: 322-222-6117 US: 1888-360-9847
NEX T TOU R DEPARTS SOO N!
During the month of November, ExPats in Vallarta will be having four Happy Hours from 5 to 7pm. Tuesday, November 6th at El Andariego Restaurant Tuesday, November 13th at Pancho Villa Tuesday, November 20th at Champions Sports Bar Tuesday, November 27th at El Andariego Restaurant There is no charge for Happy Hours. Just pay for what you order. Special Dinners are scheduled for Thursday, November 8th at Las Adelitas Restaurant on Calle Fluvial and Thursday, November 15th at Tinos Laguna Restaurant in Nuevo Vallarta To make reservations for the Dinners firstname.lastname@example.org
MARSOL FRIDAY MARKET BY THE PIER CADA VIERNES 9:30 am - 1:30 pm ART ARTE JEWELRY JOYERÍA CRAFTS ARTESANÍA CLOTHING ROPA PASTRY PASTELES HOME DECOR MUEBLES HERBALIST HERBALISTA FOOD COMIDA MUSIC MÚSICA HOTEL MARSOL 103 FRANCISCA RODRIGUEZ OLAS ALTAS
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Marsol Friday Market by the Pier
MURPHY’S IRISH PUB Located on the Historic Malecon across from the lighthouse statue (El Faro) beautiful sunset views every night!
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Delicious traditional pub menu. Live Rock Music - Wed - Sat @10:30pm Watch all sports w 2 satellites. Pool Table.
o, you come from NOTB (North of the Border) having had your fair share of tequila shots in Canadian and U.S. bars. You’ve done the lime/ salt/lick, chug. Yum. Forget all that and try some real TEQUILA at the Marsol Friday Market by the Pier. Freddy and his gorgeous wife will be pouring samples of their artisanal “El Fogonero” tequila. A taste of their Extra Añejo (aged) tequila will make you swear off other lesser brands forever. The subtle, smoky smoothness of this tequila does not even require a single ice cube. A comfortable chair in front of a winter fire and a Baccarat crystal brandy snifter, maybe. Besides this heaven in a bottle, Freddy has many different blends of flavored tequilas including a peanut butter- chocolate. Even their bottles are fabulous with the corks concealing a full shot glass for
484 Morelos - 2nd floor - Centro Vallarta Open daily 11 am
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when your bottle runs dry. Sherry Vallarta is back for our Winter Market Opening offering her home décor experience. To all you newbies out there, make an appointment with Sherry and learn where to shop and why. Don’t waste valuable
beach time trying to figure it out yourself; go, enjoy, and let her work her magic in your home. She buys and sells entire houses full of furniture, can renovate a closet or your entire property and help you reinvent your wardrobe.
Enjoy our expanded, happy marketplace. Greetings to all our old and dear friends returning and for those who are new to Vallarta, welcome! The Marsol Friday Market by the Pier is open from 9:30 am to 1:30 pm year-round.
Sherry Vallarta HOME DE’COR
Buy & Sell ~ Anything & Everything
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FEBRUARY 02-07-2019 Valle de Bravo/Mexico City Butterfly tour of magical wonder An utterly breathtaking natural spectacle DECEMBER 10-17-2019 Merida/Uxmal/Chichen Itza/Becal “Experience the Archaeological Wonders of the Yucatan” DECEMBER 20-2018 Mascota/Talpa 1 Day Tour 7:am-7:00pm To benefit “Purr Project” A touching spiritual encounter JANUARY 09-11-2019 Tonala Original Special “Shop Till You Drop” Tour
APRIL 06-13-2019 Cuba/Havana/Varadero Beach A nostalgic journey into the past APRIL 16-19-2019 Wine and Food Adventure Explore the best wineries Mexico has to offer MAY 12-17-2019 Mexico City Spa Getaway Retreat Rejuvenate & Revitalize your Body & Soul
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Costume and makeup Contest Catrinas & Catrines (Male and Female Catrinas) inspired in Jose Guadalup
Opening of “El Paseo de las Palmeras más Catrinas” (Spectacular Palm trees dressed as Catrinas) “Raiz Jaliciense” Children Mariachi performance Musical Concert played by the natives of the region the Huicholes.
Huateque de Calaveras Joyful presentation with Music, Dance, Jokes, Songs a By Centro Cultural Vallartense Traditional Dia de Muertos Pan de Muerto bread tastin Prehispanic Dancers- Universidad Arkos
Ballet Tradiciones Presentation “Dance of the Muertito
Grand Opening of the Main Altar of Dia de Muertos at Center All day exhibition from the November 1-4
DIA DE MUERTOS SCHEDULE OFDia EVENTS - PUERTO VALLARTA de Muertos 2018 – Puerto Vallarta 28 – November 4 OctoberOctober 28 - November 4
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Night of the Jugglers - Poetry teller performed by the li “El Tintero” Xiutla Folkloric Ballet performance Presentation inspired in the traditions of the Dia de Mu
Huateque de Calaveras Joyful presentation with Music and Art Expressions by Centro Cultural Vallartense
Sunday, October 28 Catrinas Show Dance show with Mexican theme "The dance of the Catrina" - 2 sets of Ponce’s Duet Coco Musical Show -Sing and dance with Coco's characters Costume and makeup Contest Catrinas & Catrines
1:00 pm Plaza Caracol (Mall) 3:00 pm Plaza Caracol (Mall) 4:00 pm Plaza Caracol (Mall) 5:00 pm Plaza Caracol (Mall)
Free Guided Tour on the Cemetery. Review & explana traditions of the Dia de Muertos.
Free Guided Tour on the Cemetery. Review & explana traditions of the Dia de Muertos Mariachi Children’s Performance Traditional Dia de Los Muertos Parade – Theme “The
Monday, October 29 Exhibition: Vallarta Local Legends with stories and illustrations – Until November 3
11:00 to 9:00 pm Galerías Vallarta
Día de Muertos Altars Exhibition CEMBAB (Conservation of local animal species. Private Organization)
11:00 to 9:00 pm Galerías Vallarta
Wednesday, October 31 Dia de Muertos Costume and Makeup Contest "The Living Death", Vallarta stories and legends of the dead. Literary Workshop "El Tintero” Opening of Dia de Muertos Altars - Exhibition in City Hall Exterior Hallways “The Living Catrinas” by the E.S.T. #3 students Art Vallarta Gallery “La Muerte se pinta y baila sola” Traditional Party on the Pilitas Street Art, music, dance, mariachi and more. Maleconeada “La Muerte Charra” Charro Parade along the Malecon in accompanied by the Tambora Traditional Mexican Music (Mexican Charros) Huateque de Calaveras - Joyful presentation with Music, Dance, Jokes, Songs and Art Expressions by Centro Cultural Vallartense
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6:00 pm Galerías Vallarta
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5:00 - 6:00 pm Inside Patio of the City Hall 6:00 pm City Hall 6:00 -9:00 pm Los Arcos Malecon 6:00 – 9:00 pm Pilitas Street, Amapas
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7:30 pm Malecón (Main Promenade) 7:30 pm City Hall Main Square
Artistic presentation in celebration of the Dia de Los Muertos Universidad Arkos Kermes “La Catrina Mexicana” Popular open-air party where there are food stands, fair and amusements
7 pm Hidalgo Park 6-8pm Municipal Market
Costume and makeup Contest Catrinas & Catrines (Male and Female Catrinas) inspired in Jose Guadalupe Posadas
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Piano Melodies “The Catrin in love” Ivan Zamorano interpreter.
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ALIKA SCHOOL singers, Ballet
Kermés “La Catrina Mexicana” Artistic presentation of singers, Ballet Folclórico, Charros and more. Wandering around the Island. The enigmatic catrinas and catrines (roam the village giving joy and sweets to all visitors. Ballet Mexicanisimo presents its show "The dancing skeletons" Free Tours through Centro "What People tell in Dia de Muertos"
1 – 11 pm At the corner of Constitucion and Lazaro Cárdenas 6 – 8 pm Hidalgo Park 7 pm Calle Francisca Rodríguez 7 pm Los Arcos Malecón 7 pm Los Arcos Malecón 8 – 9 pm Los Arcos Malecón 6 – 10 pm Mercado Municipal Calle Agustín Rodríguez 7pm La Isla Shopping Center 8 – 9 pm Hidalgo Park Tours every hour from 8:30 pm – Midnight at Río Cuale Municipal Market
Sunday, November 4 Vallarta Azteca Mexican Ballet “La Muerte baila al son de Mexico” Artistic Presentations alluding to Dia de Los Muertos - ALIKA SCHOOL Prehispanic Dancers “Atemoxtli” Huateque de Calaveras - Joyful presentation with Music, Dance, Jokes, Songs and Art Expressions by Centro Cultural Vallartense
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Exhibition “Las Palmeras más Catrinas” Dia de los Muertos Altars Exhibition
“La Catrina Mexicana” Kermes Popular open-air party where there are food stands, fair and amusements “Las Catrinas de Terrones” - Magnifcent Paper Sculptures
Malecón Malecon and City Hall, tourism offices, Park hidalgo and Park Lazaro Cardenas
6 pm - 10 pm Main Municipal Square Every day at the City Hall
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Published on Oct 31, 2018
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico The Vallarta Tribune is the longest running free English language newspaper in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. We publish w...