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ALL INCLUSIVE NEWS AND ENTERTAINMENT GUIDE FOR VALLARTA AND RIVIERA NAYARIT

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First Riviera Nayarit Jazz Festival Presents Karen Souza in Concert 30% of ticket sales will be donated to the rehabilitation efforts from the damages of Hurricane Willa aren Souza, one of the lead singers in the world of contemporary jazz, is headlining the first Riviera Nayarit Jazz Festival 2018 on November 16 with her Velvet Vault Tour, offering top hits from her musical repertoire and 30 percent of the concert ticket sales will be earmarked for the victims of hurricane Willa in the north of Nayarit, including the towns of Tuxpan, Tecuala, Acaponeta, and San Blas. The event will take place at the Jardín Palmeiras in Nuevo Vallarta, the ideal place for an intimate musical evening, sensual and classy, much like the concerts offered by the singer herself. Karen Souza was born in Argentina but established her career in the United States. Throughout her years onstage she concentrated on transforming rock and pop classics into more subtle, soft tones, easy on the ears, focusing on the bossa nova style with a low pitched voice that caresses the ear and slips into the unconscious. Although she’s known for her jazz hits from the 70s, 80s, and 90s, she has added her own repertoire including Paris, Break my Heart, and Lie To Me. Velvet Vault is the fourth studio

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album released by Souza within the jazz and bossa nova genres, produced by her in collaboration with Japanese musician, Toku. It includes versions of hits by Amy Winehouse (Valerie), Elton John (Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me), and 10cc (I’m Not in Love). In addition to Souza, two local artists will be part of the lineup: Santiago Venegas and the Blue Birds, represented by their singer, Lozana Díaz. Concert Details Karen Souza will be accompanied onstage by her musicians as well as the traditional jazz trio: piano, double bass, and saxophone. The concert begins at 8 p.m. and will last approximately 3 hours. It will open with Santiago Venegas and the Blue Birds. Tickets are on sale at Notaría Careaga in Paradise Village and Súper Colchones at Plaza Lago Real in Bahía de Banderas, as well as Plaza Galerías and Súper Colchones in Marina Vallarta. Cost: 1,500 pesos for general admission; 2,000 pesos for intermediate seating; and 3,000 pesos for preferred seating; all tickets include open international bar and hors d’oeuvres. Contact and ticket sales: (322) 104 3924. | jazzrivieranayarit@gmail.com


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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

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CONSULATES American Consulate 24 hrs 01-332-268-2100 Canadian Consulate 322.293.0098 322.293.0099 24 hrs: 1.800.706.2900

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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

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Hot dogs, Whales and Crocodiles, Oh My!

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ovember is Movember – which is a cute way of saying Men’s Health Month. UroVallarta is hosting a Men’s Health Fair this weekend on November 10 from 1pm-6pm at their new clinics on Francisco Villa. Pamela Thompson also has a line up of events over the month that you are all invited to attend. Check out her column this week – and remember to RSVP as spaces fill quickly. Most of the seasonal events have started or will be this weekend including all the farmer’s markets, the free Malecon tours and more. The events section of the paper has grown by another two pages because there is just too much going on! I don’t have enough space to list it all, so you’ll have to flip through the pages or check us out online at www.vallartatribune. com where you can browse at your leisure. Sign-up for our weekly emails and we will send you a calendar of upcoming events and a handy list of hotels that offer day passes. As the editor of this paper, I can’t play favourites, much, but I

have to say this weeks column by AJ Freeman on the ‘lowly hotdog’ had me smiling throughout. We welcome back Marcella Castellanos who has recently launched a new YouTube channel with friendly and informative videos on life in Mexico. This week she learns about the recent increase in crocodile encounters and what might be causing this disruption in their natural rhythm. (Hint: It has to do with over-development.) Please give her a read and check out her YouTube channel. A few more follows and she’ll be able to give it a much easier to type custom URL (!!). We are indeed blessed to have such a great crew of contributors who share their local wisdom with all of us. If you enjoy an article – feel free to reach out to them directly and let them know you appreciate the time they took to share with you this week. (I can assure you, none do it for the money!) I’m hesitant to say this ‘out loud’ but I am wearing pants again, and that has to be a strong indicator that the weather has cooled. I also slept under a blanket this week. I feel like the seasons have shifted. Or, not unlike the groundhog, I’ve now jinxed us with 6 more weeks of summer. We shall see. With the cooler weather, the humpback whales will start to return, in fact, a dive boat saw a couple in the past week out on the south tip of

the bay - it won't be long now. If you haven’t been whale watching, I strongly recommend getting out on the water to witness this spectacle of life. If you’re looking for a private sailboat charter for you and 9 of your closest friends (8, if you include me) – send Rick Taylor of Rock Star Sailor a message (facebook.com/RockStarSailor). He will show you a time that memories are made of. I also recommend Chica Locca (chicaloccatours.com) for a super fun time with a great crew and lots of water toys. If you’re on a budget, head to the pier in Vallarta’s Old Town and catch a panga to Yelapa. The trip takes approx. 45 minutes each way and often you’ll see whales, dolphins, and turtles. Return fare is 350 pesos. Plus you’ll have the day to explore one of the sweetest villages in the whole country – and that’s no hyperbole. Get a slice of coconut cream pie from the Yelapa Pie Lady and thank me later. I’m under the wire for completing the upcoming first edition of the Best of Banderas Bay Guide, so alas, I can only recommend things for others to do while I slave away over a hot laptop. But soon, I’ll be there with you, magazine in hand. Please leave your resorts, support the local businesses and tip generously. Safe travels, Madeline

2018 Best of Banderas Bay Winners

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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:

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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/

Hello! A couple of issues back you wrote about a “noise bylaw” coming into effect! Well so far as I can tell this bylaw has “no teeth” whatsoever.... There is a huge problem here in the Amapas area with the noise that is being emitted by one establishment. “Mantamar”.... it is so bad,  that you can’t even hear your TV when your doors are closed thight.   I cannot undestand why the city would issue a permit for such an establishment.    I went to the hotel to ask them to turn the noise down....their response “we have a business to run”... I asked the tourist police..their response “not our problem”.  I went to city hall to the Tourist Bureau, and they did file a complaint to no avail...next I went to the mayor’s office.  Again they filed a complaint and I was give a “complaint” reference number.  This also did no good. So what is going to be done about this noise coming from Montamar......are they waiting for the surrounding hotels and condos to go broke before this noise is reigned in.  Or are they waiting for tourists such as myself who will return home, not to come back and write to their newspapers over their bad experiences here in PVR?  I have visited here six times in the last two years, this six weeks of noise was my last.... Marcel Catellier

Hola Marcel, On August 24, the so-called Ley Anti-Ruido  (Anti-Noise Law) took effect in the state of Jalisco and municipalities were given a period of 180 days within which they must modify their local bylaws to meet its requirements. Puerto Vallarta has had noise bylaws in place for years. It’s the enforcement that is the issue. The new noise restrictions would apply to the hours between 9:00pm and 8:00am and those who don’t comply with the law — and didn’t obtain prior approval to exceed the permitted decibel levels  — will have to reduce the volume within 30 minutes of being notified of the complaint or risk a fine of up to 50,000 pesos (US $2,640) and/or up to 36 hours detention. Businesses that violate the law more than twice in the same year will face permanent closures. Municipalities must also establish a service to which residents can anonymously report excessive noise at any time of day and night and having the capacity to measure the levels of noise that have been complained about. For now, it’s the squeaky wheel that gets the grease. Call regularly to complain: Dirección de Inspección y Reglamentos (322) 2240918 (322) 2247805 Calle La Merced #197 Col. Barrio Santa María, Vallarta

ADORABLE DOG IN THE SPOTLIGHT...JACK

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on´t be mislead by the serious look on this precious dog. Jack is anything but! We think he is a Labrador/Rottweiler mix about two years old and almost 29 pounds. He is just the most calm, easy going and happy-go-lucky guy around. Jack loves his people and especially getting lots of cuddles. He can be found snuggling close whenever his people are around. He would make a wonderful family dog. Jack has a medium energy level and is good on his short walks around the neighborhood. He is good around other dogs. Mostly he ignores them and just does his own thing. Jack is not good with cats however and will give chase. He was has been neutered, dewormed and vaccinated. Jack is now ready for adoption and we are accepting applications at spcapv@ gmail.com.


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Medical Matters Pam Thompson

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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

Medications, Prostates and Lungs!

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e have a great line up of speakers programs for this month! We start off with our emergency room specia-

list, Dr. Fernando Marquez who will cover any and all aspects about purchasing medications here. If you purchase generic medications from a ‘doc in the box’, are they as good as if you purchase from a well-known pharmacy? You might be surprised at the answers.

Are the medications here the same as what you buy north of the border? What’s in those injections that you receive for 40 pesos at a corner pharmacy? Are they safe? Do you need a prescription for all medications here? Why are some medications so much more expensive at one place than another? Join us on November 13, 2018

at 9am at Hospital San Javier Marina for this no charge event. We do require an RSVP as space is limited. Then, on November 20, 2018 at 9am, again at Hospital San Javier Marina, we will feature Dr. Carlos Garcia and Dr. Habid Becerra, urologists, at our ‘breakfast with a physician’ program. These are very popular as we gather around a table in an informal setting and you can ask them anything you want. Since this is Movember, Men’s Health month where the focus is on prostate and testicular cancer awareness month questions can be regarding that or any other men’s related health issues. Don’t be shy! November 27, 2018 we have Dr. Alejandro Rios, our pulmonologist and ICU specialist speaking on lung issues covering TB in the area (yes, we have it!), bronchial and pneumonia conditions especially focusing on this upcoming flu season. What is that nagging cough people have? Is it contagious? Is it an allergy? Rather than finding out from Dr. Facebook or Dr. Google, why not find out the true facts from an expert? Once again, 9am at Hospital San Javier Marina. No charge but again, RSVP is required as spaces are limited. As many saw and continue to

see on Facebook and other forms of social media, our Nayarit neighbors, specifically in the area called Tuxpan, were hit hard, more than hard, from flooding caused by Hurricane Willa. I was privileged to go there with some of my co-workers to deliver a huge amount (nearly 6 tons) of donations received by the wonderful people in the Puerto Vallarta area. It will be a day I will not soon forget as we literally trudged through mud, muck and garbage. It will be a very long time before Tuxpan and some of the surrounding small towns are ‘back to normal. They need tractors, backhoes, steam shovels and their homes re-built. It was a backbreaking and heartbreaking day and of course, we will not forget them and will continue to assist especially focusing on all important medical supplies. But as well, I never want to forget those in our own backyards who always need our assistance right here in Puerto Vallarta. Please keep them in your hearts as well. Someone most certainly opened the floodgates this past week as the streets, at least on the Southside are crowded with people once again. Where in the world did the summer go? We welcome back our winter residents! Here’s to a brilliant week!

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A New Season Begins: Parque de los Azulejos Returns

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t’s already that time of year again. The clocks are turned back, and a low-hanging sun welcomes Day of the Dead celebrations. With marigolds, face paint, parades, and altars dedicated to sweet memories of loved ones, we celebrate the arrival of a new season! Right on schedule, the snowbirds come flocking to the lush green hills and crystal blue waters of Banderas Bay, and Vallarta is once again abuzz with happy people fleeing the cold of the North for the warm embrace of friends they’ve missed for months. It’s also time to get back into the groove at Parque de los Azulejos! Our hiatus is over, and we’re all set for the 2018-19 season. It’s going to be awesome! Our first workshop of the season is coming up fast! All our workshops will focus on the newly retrofitted planters that line the perimeter of Parque de los Azulejos. Last year we tiled the columns

with our own designs, reflecting our unique personalities and the things we hold dear (think peace signs, rainbows, dog faces, and Frida). This year, it’s all about the abstract in our planter workshops. Designs that flow, moving seamlessly from one thing to another, with less focus on depicting objects and more focus on colors and patterns. We’re really looking forward to exploring this new design element with you, and continuing to bring Parque de los Azulejos to life. It has been an amazing time already… from the community it has brought together, to the creativity it has sparked, and the joy it brings to visitors when they see it for the first time. You can always tell when they’re seeing it for the first time, it’s a feast for the eyes to be sure. It’s magic. And it’s an honor to be here again with you this season! Let’s make beautiful art together. info@ tileparkpv.com www.tileparkpv.com

“If returning to the U.S. or Canada in the event of a serious medical emergency is important to you, then we invite you to register for one of our upcoming events in Puerto Vallarta” “ Can you afford to shell out thousands of dollars upfront if you or your loved one needs to get back to your home hospital? If the answer is no, then you can’t afford to miss this presentation! “ Enjoy Happy Hour with drinks and snacks and take advantage of the discounts when buying select memberships at one of SkyMed’s group presentations. Thursday, November 15 Happy Hour 4 - 6 pm Las Adellitas Avenida Fluvial #234, near Costco Contact: Kathleen Phelps -SkyMed International Medical Evacuations Representative of Puerto Vallarta area at kphelps1948@gmail.com, 322-142-2245 in Mexico Wednesday November 14 11:00 am at Estudio-Café: Paseo de la Marina 31, Nuevo Vallarta, Nayarit Friday Nov 16 11:00 am at Octopus’s Garden: Coral 66, La Cruz de Huanacaxtle, Nayarit

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From Here Leza Warkentin

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ent to see one of my all-time favorite movies, ‘Beetlejuice,’ the last ‘Dinner and a Movie’ for Paco Ojeda  at  Incanto. Many mutual friends stopped by to watch some Tim Burton magic; preceded by Paco’s history lesson on how/why the movie was made. Included were Paul Crist (go see his fantastic new men’s bathing suit store on Lazaro Cardenas);  Alain Perreault  (back in Montreal for some days helping his mother move); and the always ebullient, Lydia Damato  with a group of girlfriends.  Paco  is off to new ground at the  Boutique Community Theatre  over  Nacho Daddy Restaurant  on Basilio Badillo. To introduce himself at his

new venue, he gifted the crowd with “August Rush,” a beautifully moving film that left nearly all of us weeping with sappy joy at its conclusion. The food was excellent, with attractive, abundant choices. Paco Ojeda will be first up at the  Boutique Theatre’s Ted-like Talks. Halloween Night was a blast – my sister  Patrice,  and I started off at  Nathalie  Herling’s  street party at Art VallARTa. It was great showing my sister through  Nathalie’s  excellent art school/gallery/ theatre/hotel/workshops and more, for the first time. The party was well-attended, prizes given out for best costumes, and looming over all the partiers the monumental alebrije that was

unveiled on the Malecon a couple of days later during Day of the Dead festivities. We ran into loads of people we knew walking back to Nacho Daddy  to wish  Sean Moore and Tammy Prust a Happy 10th Anniversary. Here’s to another ten! My sister Patrice and I received the startling but happy news, mere days after her arrival in Vallarta, that our brother was coming to join us! Twenty hours of flying and waiting in airports (Mark lives in Stockholm, Sweden), we picked him up at the airport two days ago and settled in to get to know each other…again. It is the first time in our combined 190-plus-years we have been together without the influence or presence of girlfriends; boyfriends;

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: jackandshirley1@att.net Text 1 619 300 7377 Tel 044 322 130 5073

Web site: www.anglicanchurchpuertovallarta.org Complimentary parking at Sixt Rental Car

wives and/or husbands; children and/or parents AND two-thirds of us, my Brodie and I, no longer drink alcohol sooooo, it’s a brand new day! Three middle-aged adults – one of whom lives in Alberta, Canada; one lives with his wife and grown children in Scandinavia and, I live here in Paradise, so our discussions of weather and climate are relatively diverse and disparate! Politically we are all off the charts, so we decided immediately to just not go there! Mark lives in semi-darkness for months at a time being so close to the Arctic Circle; Patrice is about mid-way geographically, snowed in and freezing cold for much of the year…and I am in Vallarta. Odd, too, that they are experiencing peculiar weather for Vallarta for this time of year; they’ve never been through the tail end of a passing hurricane. We have many mini-events planned – a trip out to the Botanical Garden to visit Bob Price  and his glorious and exuberant gift to our city. The Grand Opening of  Qulture  this Thursday night and whatever else pops up on the horizon. We are so alike in many ways; in others - memories, for example – are we indeed the same family? Were we all at the same event (at the same time?) It is the tiny things we share – laughter that starts at all our toes and moves up – loudly and boisterously. Sometimes inappropriately, but hey! It’s laughter! I cry at the drop of a Hallmark card;  Patrice  only when she is really, really in pain and I can’t stand that part.  Mark  has lived in Sweden for longer than I’ve been in Mexico and has made a beautiful family of lovely daughters with his blond Viking wife, Eva. I think we are, each of us, interesting. We all carry essential lessons learned from our parents and unlike so many people we know all over the world – we really love and care for each other, through thick and thin and thousands of miles of distance separating us. We are Family who grew up in kindness and live to pass that along, From Here.

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.

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love Mexican holidays so much. One of my favorites is Day of the Dead. I’ve always loved Halloween too, so that might be part of why I was always drawn to Dia de los Muertos. But as much as I love the ghost-y thrill of Halloween, I love the beauty and color of Mexico’s Day of the Dead even more. Not only does Day of the Dead have better food (I’m in my mid-forties and still love candy, but am probably up for a root canal in the next year or two), but it is a wondrous celebration of death as part of life and a way to remember those who go before us. I like to celebrate this and most other holidays by dragging my family through a variety of rituals which I deem as “special” or “memory-makers”. I won’t tell you what teen and tween children sometimes call them, because then you might feel sorry for me as I attempt to whip unwilling people into a nostalgic flutter. One of the things I like to do is make my own Pan de Muerto, because it’s a great way for me to help the children connect their Mennonite roots (a sugary carb for every season) to their Mexican roots (also a sugary carb for every season). This year was a bust, as I bought bad yeast. I served Rocas de Muerto to my kids as a joke. Then we went to the local panaderia down the street and bought a whole bunch of Pan to dip in our hot chocolate. We planned to have this snack while we watched Coco, after we went to the parade downtown. Well, at least we tried to go to the parade. I drove into the middle of town and was stopped from getting to any of the parking lots by


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Welcome Home Sheryl Novak

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several traffic police, who wanted people to drive enviously past lots and lots of parked cars in an orderly fashion. Once we were ushered out of the town’s center, I tried getting back in by taking the tunnel road. I entered Old Town and was ushered past that parking lot by more traffic police persons who also guided us back out of the town’s center. I drove past several decorated cars and people holding candles and bit my lip. In Mom Language this means “I’m going to cry but the children are watching”. My son, who had been complaining loudly about the time it was taking to not actually get anywhere, asked me what was wrong in an entirely different tone of voice. I managed to squeak out “I really wanted to be there” before biting my quivering lower lip again. My daughter informed the car that this is what happened when kids don’t appreciate what their parents try to do for them (which was great, because then I didn’t have to say it). They both lapsed back into silence. My son wrapped his arm awkwardly around my shoulder as we headed back home behind a long line of cars that seemed, in my emotional state, to be similarly dejected. And then he said “Sometimes when teenagers complain it doesn’t mean they don’t want to do the thing you are asking them to do. It just means they are teenagers. Let’s go tomorrow morning.” You know what? I suddenly felt like maybe I wasn’t just uselessly throwing myself against a wall of adolescent apathy, and that deep down (like way deep down), they appreciated my efforts. It was a good feeling. I started to sing my very own version of “Recuerdame” and no one corrected me, or even rolled their eyes. When we arrived home to find that we left the bag of Pan de Muerto wide open and the dogs had helped themselves, we all just chuckled a bit, shrugged, and heated up more hot chocolate. We may not have Pan de Muerto this year, but I’d say the memories are made.

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.

Redecorating Solution: Mexico Coastal Style

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t seemed like just yesterday when the owners of one of the most beautiful condo units in Bucerias purchased their home in Mexico. Since they were both busy with their business in Canada and not able to be here full time, they decided to rent out their unit. Now, ten years later, they have decided it is time to completely refresh their condo – new colors, new furniture, modern vibe. And after updating their unit, they plan to list and sell. Over the next few weeks, we will be transforming their rental home – taking it from traditional Mexican style décor to a posh, yet fun beach condo. We invite you to come along with us on this decorating adventure! Ten years ago, the owners chose the traditional Mexican or hacienda style of décor. At the time, this was the predominant décor style for vacation or retirement homes here. The owners initially chose to go with this décor theme because they wanted it to be different from what they decided for furnishings in their primary residence. Their unit features oversized wood furniture, marble-topped tables, dressers and

nightstands, and a bright yellow, orange, and red color palette. They also assumed that as a rental, it would make sense to keep the walls white so that any marks could easily be cleaned or painted over. The condo is a three-bedroom unit with over 320 square meters on two levels. Unfortunately, the overabundance of chunky, dark chocolate-stained wood furniture makes it feel much smaller. Our first step was to meet with the owner and discuss the scope of the project. Our goal is to complete the update within four weeks and a budget of MXN 50,000.00. To first lock down a décor style and color palette, we reviewed some concept photos with the client. For many, it is difficult to put into words how they want their home to look. I have found that by reviewing 5 to 7 images of each décor style with the customer and then showing 5 to 7 different color palettes, it makes it so much easier. In this case, our client has selected the coastal/beach décor style. Their color palette preference is sand, bright white, cream, blue and turquoise. With this decided, our next step is to do a walk-through of the home. Our in-house decorator loves to repurpose furniture and décor. Not only because it saves

money for our clients, but also because there is so much that we can do with what is already in place. For instance, she immediately identifies that the headboards can be made more contemporary in style (by merely cutting off the legs to lower the height) and painted a soft blue color. The chunky matching nightstands with old lamps will have to go, however. Already we can

picture floating nightstands or even smaller, glass side tables with coastal-themed lamps. Our next step is to create the project list so that we stay on time, and on budget. Not always an easy task in Mexico! Are you planning to update your home in Mexico? We are looking for our next project! Email me at furniture@solutionsmexico.com


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ne of the best things you can do for your body and mind is to get a massage on a regular basis. A variety of massages are available now in businesses, clinics, hospitals, airports and of course, on the playa! Finding a therapist that works for you is important. As a certified massage therapist, I know it is important to go with what my client’s body is requiring instead of what “I think” they need. Deeper is not always better. I ask questions to learn more about their body. It’s important to tell your massage therapist any specific needs or concerns you may have. Here are a few of the most common types of massage:

Swedish massage. This is a gentle yet firm form of massage that uses long strokes, kneading, deep circular movements that bring you to a very relaxed place physically and mentally. Deep tissue massage. This massage technique uses slower, more-forceful strokes to target the deeper layers of muscle and connective tissue, commonly to help with muscle damage from injuries. It’s important that the massage therapist warms up your tissues first before working deeper muscles. Sports massage. This is similar to Swedish massage, but it›s geared toward people involved

in sport activities to help prevent or treat injuries. Trigger point massage. This massage focuses on areas of tight muscle fibers that can form in your muscles after injuries or overuse. When I am stressed and tired; feeling like my nerves are fried, what I enjoy is a firm Swedish massage. Nothing to deep or trigger point that I will need to breathe all the way through to release the “discomfort” the massage may be creating, yet deep enough to move out the lymph; aid me in letting go and relaxing my nervous system. Massage helps my body feel more in alignment after sitting at a desk at the computer all day. Luckily for us on the Banderas Bay, we enjoy a wide variety of massage therapists at very reasonable rates of 350 pesos per hour average with several choices. Beach massage,

our local massage therapists in smaller spas, and the higher end spa massage that usually have more training under their belts. While it is our intention as massage therapists to help you to feel better, it is also possible to cause more damage without the proper training when it comes to past or current injuries. When you have a specific issue it’s best to find a trained and skilled therapist. Otherwise, a weekly “fluff and buff” massage is perfect to keep one in alignment and feeling their optimum health. A skilled massage therapist will usually use more than one style of massage techniques during your massage for different areas of your body. Other benefits from massage include: Anxiety, Digestive Disorders, Fibromyalgia, Tension Headaches,

Insomnia related to stress, Myofascial Pain Syndrome (connective tissues), Soft Tissue strains or injuries, Sports Injuries, Temporomandibular joint pain (jaw pain). Massage also produces feelings of caring, comfort and connection for those who are not in a relationship or touched often. Massage Risks: There are also risks of getting a massage that are important to know. Massage may not be in your highest interest if you have: Bleeding disorders or taking blood thinning medication, any Burns or healing wounds on the skin, Deep Vein Thrombosis (blood clots), Bone Fractures, Severe Osteoporosis or severe Thrombocytopenia (low blood platelet count). It’s always important to discuss massage options with your doctor, especially if you have cancer or unexplained pain. If at any time you feel discomfort or burning pain you should tell your therapist immediately. This is bruising the tissues. To aid in the flushing of toxins from your system it is wise to drink plenty of water before your massage, and after! This will decrease soreness and, if you do have a lot of toxin buildup, will help you to move them out. InJoy!


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Vibes & Vices:

Magnolia Fast Food

AJ Freeman

cosmiccapt@gmail.com

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

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erspectives on what exactly constitutes a hot dog differ, but Historian AJ is going to go ahead and credit German culture for the frankfurter due to chiefly etymological reasons. What can I say, I’m a writer. An American-born writer at that, which means I am more likely than the average citizen of Earth to have developed an appreciation for the working class street food and outdoor grilling staple. In fact, I’ve always thought of the sausage link sandwich as kind of a social Sorting Hat, as anybody who claims to be above enjoying a good hot dog is probably not my kind of person. Indeed, hot dogs are one of the only things I miss about the old country, with the varieties commonly available before the wee hours of the morning here in Mexico typically less than satisfactory. Magnolia Fast Food aims to break that mold by bringing fully loaded American style dogs to the heart of the city for hungry, jovial drunkards such as myself. The Vibes: It was a particularly vibrant Wednesday night in downtown Vallarta. I was pleased to find out in my first year that Halloween is taken pretty seriously around here, and since then I had always adorned myself accordingly. Even though a few snarkers accused me of not even wearing a costume this year due to my nonstandard everyday attire, I assure you I was. In fact, I won 2,000 pesos in a local bar for it, so there. Meanwhile, back on topic, the Cosmic King was floating between bars holding court with his loyal subjects and referring to himself in the third person almost exclusively. After finding out the kitchen was temporarily closed at a favorite bar (feel better, Igor!), he--um, I put a bookmark in my tab and wandered out in search of sustenance to fuel a long night of social drinking. Remembering a nearby hot dog place that had recently opened, I rounded the corner and parked

myself at a sidewalk hightop, cold Vicky still at my fingertips. After a quick chat with the staff which I couldn’t record in my notebook that I had left in another establishment earlier, I went for the classic chili-cheese with an included side order of fries with the knowledge that the toppings that inevitably fell from the hot dog itself would be resurrected as chili cheese fries. Takes a fair measure of wisdom to be king. The Vices: As I waited for my order to come out of the kitchen, some smaller children, mistaking me for an adult, passed by in their costumes to demand candy. Luckily I had some that I had previously obtained through similar means. I decided to be cool about it and share. I reached into my cosmic cargo shorts and produced a few sugary treats for the younglings, but not before accidentally pulling out an unrelated bag, which the parents seemed much more interested in despite my best efforts to conceal my error. I decided to be even cooler and share some of that as well...you know, for after bedtime. After this amusing aside, my order arrived and it was evaluation time. Now, for full disclosure, I had definitely had a few by this point in the evening--I mean, does this sound like a sober series of events?--but as midnight snacks go, this one was a real winner... you know, like me in that costume contest. Bragging rights, brag brag boast brag. The toppings took the humble streetside frank to a regal new level. The chili was meaty and flavorful, the nacho cheese sauce was so endearingly artificial you can probably taste it right now, and the bun made an admirable effort to hold up under the portable buffet. A selection of sauces were made available for the fries, from standards like ketchup for us Yanks and mayo for any visiting Euro-

peans to more exotic options like chipotle cream. From this complement of condiments I crafted a delicious garlic cheese sauce which I recommend you try. Before long my tray was empty and I was ready to jump back into the festive fray...a pit stop worthy of a NASCAR crew.

The Verdict: Are hot dogs the next gourmet sensation coming to a wood-paneled chrome furnished restaurant in a recently renamed neighborhood near you? Let’s hope not. Still, hot dogs have been part of my life in various forms for just about all of it, and Magnolia Fast

Food definitely scratches the itch when the munchies strike on a long night. It’s even located conveniently near several of my most familiar haunts. Maybe I’ll catch you there. Info: Lázaro Cárdenas 267D, Emiliano Zapata


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What do crocodiles and health have in common?

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Que Paso at UDG CUC

Marcella Castellanos

marcella@marcellacastellanos.com

Hola, soy Marcella Castellanos. I´m a bilingual Mexican - Californian, living in Puerto Vallarta for a decade. As a forty-something certified health educator, I’m passionate about health, consciousness and sustainability. I help people revitalize their health, vitality and mindset through plant based cooking, adventure and helping bridge communication barriers with the people, places and culture of Mexico. www.youtube.com/channel/ UCg1mPB10KNNU3RLYPfFYR2g

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oes the sight or thought of crocodiles freak you out? Here along the coast, primarily in the mangroves along the shoreline and rivers, we co-habitat with crocodiles and have for as long as humans have been here. I recently took a tour to Estero El Salado across from Marina Vallarta with its crocodile nursery and education center, to learn more from the experts on our largest local reptiles. I have to admit, although they scare me a little, I find them fascinating, very primitive and very wrinkly in a wise ol’grandma/pa kind of way. But not all feel this way. In fact, have you heard or seen the news lately? Crocodiles have been spotted in Banderas Bay. Recently people have been attacked or killed by crocodiles and though they are a protected species, crocodiles have been killed by people - it seems like a bit of a battle, sadly. These events have caused me to ask, “What’s going on?” Some have gone as far to ask, “ Are crocodiles taking over Vallarta?” I wanted to get the facts straight and debunk the myths, so I visited the local

experts. To me living a healthy, conscious life means being willing to open your mind and approach life with curiosity. Having a mind, body, spirit connection is key and helps us to see our interconnectedness with others and other beings... and this was my effort to open my mind and get out of my comfort zone a bit - eek! I was amazed at what I found out. I won’t spoil the fun adventure of what’s to come. But two words that I think are important to keep in mind are conservation and consciousness, with a little sliminess. Spending some time at the Estero El Salado definitely did a lot to heighten my awareness and understanding of these magnificent creatures. We should appreciate the crocodiles’ role in the ecosystem and respect that they’ve been here for eons. They are an important part of a balanced ecosystem. I am curious to hear what you think! Visit or click the url for the video below to go on an adventure through the mangroves with me. I promise you’ll be safe. youtu.be/imvwP7yemV4

Michael Nolan

104.3wakeupshow@gmail.com

Michael Nolen is the host of ‘The Good Morning Wake Up Show,’ which is broadcast as part of the University of Guadalajara’s 104.3 FM radio station at the CUC campus in Puerto Vallarta. Every Saturday at 9 AM

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nd Int’l Forum of Sculptors to “Produce a reaction in the viewer” From the November 12 – 24 the UdG-CUC in conjunction with the private initiative will host the 2nd International Forum of Sculptors Puerto Vallarta 2018. It will be held on the university campus. The President of the University de Guadalajara of CUCosta, Dr. Marco Antonio Cortés said that the forum arises with the purpose of enriching the artistic urban heritage of Puerto Vallarta and provide the city with monumental work that strengthens the social and civic fabric of the city, while providing its inhabitants with new sources of collective pride and identification. “With this forum, we want to open

a permanent space for the realization of large format sculptural work and to promote innovative exhibition spaces.” The following internationally renowned artists will be working on the project. From Mexico: Yvonne Domenge, Antonio Nava, and Oscar Zamarripa; from Turkey: Umit Turgay and Kemal Tufan; from Japan: Cynthis Sha; from Poland: Piotr Twardowski; from Puerto Rico: Melquiades Rosario, and Nicolas Bertoux from France. These artists will be in Puerto Vallarta to create and complete, in just two weeks, this major sculptural project. Once completed, seven monumental sculptures will be donated, thanks to the sponsorship from

SPCA of Puerto Vallarta By Janice Gonzalez

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pening day at the Olas Altas Farmers Market was a bit quieter than we anticipated but we still managed to keep busy and enjoy visits from friends newly returned to Vallarta. Our new 2019 calendars were a big success and we received positive feedback on our new merchandise. We now have new V-neck t-shirts in black and also in blue with the slogan “Who rescued who” imprinted on

the back. In addition we have both beige and black ball caps with the slogan “Live Love Bark” stitched above the bill. Come by and see us! Don’t forget to get your tickets to 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

Tafer Resorts, The Villa Group, The St. Regis in Punta Mita, The Marigalante Pirate Ship, KIA of Vallarta, River Café, Basilio Restaurant, Barrio Bistro, Tintoque, Kaiser Maximilan and support from Cultura UDG, the Municipal government of Vallarta, and the Vallarta Opina. Visit the UDG CUC web site for more information. www.cuc.udg. mx More than 2,100 people gathered on Sunday, October 28, at the Agustín Flores Contreras sports complex to participate in the 2nd edition of the Carrera Leones Negros in Puerto Vallarta, with races of 2 km, 5 km and 10 km. The organizing committee would like to thank the public for the response to the event, since it was named the race with the most participants in 2018 in Puerto Vallarta. Likewise, the support of the sponsors, and the administration of the University of Guadalajara (UdeG), CUC. The Film That Started It All 2018 celebrates the 55th year since the filming of the movie that started it all. The Night of the Iguana is a 1964 film based on the 1961 play  of the same name  written by  Tennessee Williams. Directed by  John Huston, it featured  Richard Burton,  Ava Gardner, and Deborah Kerr. In honor of this anniversary, the UdG CUC will be showing this iconic film on Wednesday, November 14 at 11 am. Please join us and help celebrate this great film, and learn more about how it made the Bay of Banderas, what it is today. It is free and open to the public. And be sure to tune in to The Good Morning Wake Up Show every Saturday morning at 9 to 11 am. 104.3 FM or on the web at http:// udgtv.com/radio-puerto-vallarta/ en-vivo Please Remember: There are three kinds of people in this world: those who can count and those who can’t. Janice Chatterton underwrites the entire evening. Tickets are 2950 pesos each. Contact us at spcapv@gmail. com for yours! The mission of SPCA de PV is to help fund and promote sterilization, 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.


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Movement as Medicine

By Via Anderson

yogawithvia@gmail.com

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.

Walking on beaches and cobblestones: Puerto Vallarta’s superfood

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o you know that the body needs movement like it needs food, air, and water? Contrary to popular opinion, movement is not optional. Lack of movement, like lack of food, air, or water, will lead to pain, illness, and disease. Movement is the most important missing factor in human health today, says Katy Bowman. Bowman is an expert on human biomechanics and the author of “Move Your DNA.” She says we are “starving” ourselves with more convenience and less movement. Does this perspective resonate with you? Are you looking for ways to move more? I would like to suggest an easy way to get started: walking (or walking more). This tropical paradise that we live in gives us many opportunities

for walking. On its streets, beaches, and trails. Are you intimidated by Puerto Vallarta’s famous cobblestone streets and uneven sidewalks? Are you afraid that you will trip or fall? It’s true, you may need to work on improving your balance. That’s a good topic for another column. But uneven surfaces like these are good for your feet. They stimulate the nerves on the bottoms of your feet. These nerves help move your body and keep you balanced. Walking barefoot on the sand is even better, according Dr. Emily Splichal. Because our feet are no longer confined by shoes. Dr. Emily Splichal is a podiatrist and an expert in human movement and surface science. Walking is available to almost everyone. It doesn’t need a gym or a coach or a class. Studies show that walking is one of the best things we can do to improve our health and increase our longevity. And it has one of the lowest rates of injury of any exercise. Walking also improves memory and cognitive function. It

could cut the risk of dementia by 40%. Walking reduces your stress level and improves your mood. You can start with small doses. Walking for 30 minutes per day, 5 times per week, can reduce your risk of dying by almost 33%. Do your feet hurt? Is it hard for you to walk or imagine walking? You may need to address your foot pain before you start walking any distance. Here is my favorite foot exercise that address several sources of foot pain. It’s called “short foot”. Short foot works on strengthening and activating the muscles in the bottom of your foot. I borrowed this version of “short foot” from Dr. Splichal because it’s the best I’ve seen. Short Foot 1. Start seated or standing with ankles, knees, hips, shoulders, ears stacked. 2. Breathe in. Breathe out. Become aware of your breath. 3. Keep both feet on the ground but focus on your right foot. 4. Become aware of your “foot tripod.” 3 points on the bottom of your foot: below your big toe, below your little toe, and in the center of your heel. 5. Press your big toe into the ground as if you were pressing on a button. 6. Release and repeat 3, 6, 9 times. 7. Repeat on the left foot. In summary, walking may be the easiest way to start to nourish your body with more movement. And increase your health and longevity. You may need to address balance or foot pain issues before you start walking. [Medical disclaimer: This information presented here is for educational purposes only. It is not substitute for the professional judgment of a medical professional.]

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Pitching Off Slopes Around the Green Tom Stickney

tom.stickney@puntamita.com

"Tom F. Stickney II is the Director of Instruction and Business Development at Punta Mita, (www.puntamita.com) He is a Golf Magazine “Top 100 Teacher,” and has been honored as a Golf Digest Best Teacher and a Golf Tips Top-25 Instructor. Tom is also a Trackman University Master/Partner, a distinction held by less than 15 people in the world. For more information please email: tom.stickney@puntamita.com"

Uphill Sidehill Lie

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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 shouldn’t intimidate you if you understand that the more loft you use the more the ball will move to the left. So, if you must use loft then aim right and play the small hook, if you have room, I would suggest taking less loft and aiming down the line a touch more. Watch this video for a demonstration on using this technique: https://youtu.be/3X5YLT7VzkA

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Sassy, Funny, Clever; ‘Naked Boys Singing!’ is a Hit!

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aked Boys Singing! Conceived and directed by Robert Schrock, opened to packed houses and outstanding reviews as the show recently premiered at Incanto. This hit musical comedy revue ran for over twelve years in NYC 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. “I could not be more proud of this talented group of absolutely fearless performers! Tracy Parks has pushed the envelope yet again with his production of Naked Boys Singing! at Incanto. Sassy, funny, clever, and witty. Go see this show. It’s amazing!“ - Julie Guerrero, Owner/No Way Jose! The show 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 details/tickets. Blue Knote Jazz Duet joins Incanto in the piano bar on Tuesdays from 5-7pm featuring Jazz/ Bossa Nova with Jorge Hernandez (The Zippers) on guitar and Chris Watters, vocals. Michel 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. He will be joined by pianist Dennis Crow

in the piano bar on Thursdays from 5-7pm beginning Nov. 8. Singer, author, philosopher/ storyteller, Lady Zen, returns to Incanto with ‘Songs I Want To Sing’ featuring Southern Blues. The show includes many of her favorites by Bessie Smith, Billie Holiday, Sade, Aretha Franklin and more. Performances begin Friday, Nov. 9 at 7pm. Singer-songwriter, Stolie, returns to Sundays at 5pm in the piano bar beginning December 9. In her all-new show ‘Songwriter Sessions’, she will perform with both acoustic guitar and piano and present a wide array of both original compositions and covers. With her

technologically advanced ‘looping’ pedal, Stolie arranges full compositions on the fly and will have you laughing and singing along as you enjoy your favorite cocktail. Happy Hour 2-6pm. Now playing in Incanto’s theater, internationally recognized 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. She will be accompanied by Andreas Piedra on piano. Saturdays at 7pm through Nov. 24. Cheko Ruiz presents ‘The Music of The Gipsy Kings’ on Sundays at 8pm. Featuring some of Vallarta’s premier musicians including Zoe Wood, Danny ‘Choy’ Renteria, and more! Reserve online at Incanto’s all-new website. Hours 9am-11:30pm daily. Visit Incanto’s all-new website www. IncantoVallarta.com for more information and online tickets. 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.

A Simple Greeting Makes All the Difference

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oday is the 79th birthday of a friend I met 14 years ago. He sits at the corner table of La Palapa Restaurant every weekday morning. He greets friends and strangers with a smile and a warm hello or good morning. If you stop to say a few words he will send you on your way with a “have a good day”, with the emphasis on good. I, as many others, have grown to look forward to this exchange. I realized about ten years ago how much I thought about seeing my friend, whom I barely knew, while I was packing for a trip to Puerto Vallarta. I wondered who he was and how he came to live in Vallarta. I knew I needed to wake up early for my morning walk, because he sometimes isn’t there if I pass by too late. On this trip, I asked if I could join him for coffee. He smiled and

with a quick reply offered me a seat. I learned he is from Delaware and lived in Brazil prior to moving to Puerto Vallarta. I observed his morning exchanges with the locals, friends, tourists and strangers and how much a simple “good morning” changes the outlook of person’s day. I have joined him many mornings since and never tire of hearing his stories or the new restaurants I should try on my visit. In recent years, I have grown to call him the mayor who holds court every morning at La Palapa. Sometimes when I pass by, there are no seats at the table but, he is incredibly kind and generous and always introduces me to his friends. His named is John. He has made a difference in my life and will always remain dear to my heart. Happy Birthday my friend!!! Lots of love always, LaDonna


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9 Can’t-Miss Events this November in Riviera Nayarit

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he eleventh month welcomes a number of culinary, cultural, sports, and recreational activities. November is one of the busiest months of the year with a calendar filled with cultural, culinary, and sports activities, plus social activities and dash of Mexican tradition. It’s the start of the best season to be in the Riviera Nayarit. 1st Riviera Nayarit Jazz Festival (November 16) Come enjoy the Riviera Nayarit Jazz Festival with Argentine singer Karen Souza and new material from Velvet Vault, produced by her in collaboration with Japanese musician Toku. The event will be held at Palmeiras Jardín de Eventos in Nuevo Vallarta. Tickets are available at Galerías Vallarta, Súper Colchones Plaza Marina and Plaza Lago Real, and Notaría Careaga in Paradise Village (from Monday through Friday). Tickets include open international bar and hors d’oeuvres. Watch the video: https://bit. ly/2EOewIJ San Blas Motomanía (November 23 – 25) This is one of the destination’s anchor events and includes the participation of over three thousand bikers from 15 states in Mexico. The town is bursting at the seams during these few days and the parade of bikes down the port’s main streets is a sort of kick-off for high season. It all takes place at the esplanade of the iconic port of San Blas: contests, live music, and exhibits. For more information: https://bit. ly/2AxnFRX XXIV International Gourmet Festival (November 23 – December 2) For 24 years, this festival has put Puerto Vallarta, Riviera Nayarit, and Tepic at the top of the international culinary world. Top international chefs bring new ideas to the table and over 30 restaurants and hotels participate as well, transforming these destinations into the consummate culinary, entertainment, cultural, and tourism showcase. For more information: http://www. festivalgourmet.com/ 10th Riviera Nayarit Half Marathon (November 24)

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Punta De Mita Foundation Has Great Events Lined Up This Season

F This is an open invitation to all runners and their families to participate in the 10th Riviera Nayarit 21K and 10K. This race is endorsed by the Mexican Federation of Athletic Associations and authorized by the Association of International Marathons and Distance Races (AIMS). The race’s excellent organization and the local natural landscapes are just two of the elements that continue to position this event among the top of its kind in Mexico, the United States, and Canada. For more information: http://www. mediomaratonrivieranayarit.com/ Culinary Fest by France Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit (November 27-30) This is unprecedented event will feature the culinary genius of Guillaume Morancé, Maître Cuisinier de France and Executive Chef at Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit; Raúl Hernández, Executive Chef for Piaf restaurant; and special guest Steve Benjamin, disciple and protégé of Michelin-star chef Joël Robuchon, Executive Chef for Las Vegas’ L’Atelier restaurant; winner of Food Network’s Chopped!; and Executive Chef at the Waldorf Astoria in Beverly Hills. For more details visit: https:// velasresorts.com/culinary-fest/ 3rd Wixarika Nayarit Cultural and Commercial Expo (November 29 – December 2) For the third year in a row, the Magical Town of Sayulita will host this event that includes the participation of 25 Wixaritari groups offering their extraordinary cultural riches in demonstrative workshops showcasing embroidery, beadwork, painting, etc. as well as the Indigenous Paradise and Culinary Pavilion. The latter includes a variety of traditional Nayarit food. Of note is the Traditional Medicine Pavilion with the participation of traditional

medicine doctors. More information: ly/2OhiMAg

undación Punta de Mita continues to move ahead strongly, with even more participation from the families in our communities. Over these past few months, 11 women were certified in a 42-hour baking/decoration course, 105 high school students have received classes through COMPAS and are now part of an eye clinic to receive glasses if needed, and kids from town are enjoying activities every afternoon at the Del Mar Community Center Think about how can you participate this fall to strengthen families in our region! Here are some other activities that you won’t want to miss:

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Punta Mita Gourmet & Golf Classic 2018 (November 29 – December 02) Every year this event, organized by The St. Regis Punta Mita Resort and Four Seasons Resorts, welcomes renowned wine experts, tequila masters, chefs, and visitors to be a part of a three-day gourmet tour de force that includes a series of wine and tequila tastings, parties, gourmet meals and cooking classes, along with a two-day golf tournament on the famous Pacífico and Bahía courses, both designed by Jack-Nicklaus. Visit their page at: https://bit. ly/2OhiMAg Punta Mita Charity Golf Classic (TBD) The Punta de Mita Foundation extends an invitation to its fund-raising events for the local community, including the well-known Punta Mita Charity Golf Classic at the Punta Mita Golf Course. The play format is the Foursome A-GoGo. The tournament benefits Peace Punta de Mita, the Punta de Mita Foundation, and the Community Project, which will become a cultural and personal enrichment center for the northern area of Bahía de Banderas. Click here: https://www.facebook. com/puntamitagourmetgolf Flavors of Punta Mita (TBD) The winter season has arrived and with it, Punta Mita’s most delicious flavors in an event that brings together some of the area’s favorite chefs, restaurants, tequila makers, cellars, guest DJs, and mixologists to demonstrate their new and signature proposals for the upcoming season. Click for details: https://bit. ly/2HrLUpA

December 11 - Mexican Posada at Centro Comunitario del Mar. January 12 - Charity Golf Classic at Punta Mita Pacifico Golf Course. February 7 - Community cocktail and fundraising at Centro Comunitario del Mar. March 10 - “Run on Wings“ recreational race at the Corral del Risco Sports Center, Punta de Mita

Construction of new bleachers begins! Fundación Punta de Mita is starting the construction of the cement bleachers at the Municipal Sports Center this month, thanks to a very generous donation through the Bronfman Family Fund. With the help of Arq. Carlos Estrada and Ing. Roman Hernández of Tewi Niukiyari Construcciones, the construction started on October 22 and is scheduled to be completed by the end of the year. Fundación Punta de Mita has served as administrator for the Municipal Sports Center for the past several years and pays approx. $18,000 USD in basic maintenance costs per year. The bleachers are one of several projects needed to be done over the next few years as these fields are growing in popularity region-wide and are now the home of 4th division soccer teams. Activities include several categories of soccer - of which the girl’s team has been in the top teams of the region for the past several years - taekwondo and zumba. Come by any weekday from 6 - 9 PM and join the action!  Or if you prefer a more quiet time of day, you are free to use the fields for running or walking in the mornings. All the details can be found at www.fundacionpuntademita.org/en/


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10 Spectacular Beaches found in Riviera Nayarit

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he Riviera Nayarit is a sun, sand, and beach destination: the perfect combination of ingredients for an ideal vacation. Visitors to the area will find plenty of places to enjoy the waves and indulge in watersports all along its 308 km (191 mi) of coastline that meanders along the municipalities of Bahía de Banderas, Compostela, San Blas, Santiago, and Tecuala. While there are dozens of spectacular beaches along the coastline, these ten standout. Playa Nuevo Vallarta – Hotels The beach at Nuevo Vallarta is right across from the Fraccionamiento Náutico Turístico Residencial neighborhood. Tourist services in this area are all high-end and the properties are five-star and Gran Turismo, making it one of the most sought-after destinations domestically and internationally. The waves along its 5 km (3 mi) of beachfront are calm, the sand is soft, and the water is warm—it’s the perfect place to chill out and relax. Of course, should you be in the mood for movement it’s also great for water sports. Playa Bucerías – Restaurants Bucerías means “place of the divers.” This picturesque fishing village draws those who prefer to stay away from the hustle and bustle of Puerto Vallarta but still need the amenities of a resort town. Bucerías’ cobblestone streets, warm Mexican hospitality, and charming atmosphere are a favorite with vacationers. One of its most important attractions is the gastronomy that can be enjoyed at any of the many restaurants near the main plaza or along Lázaro Cárdenas street, home to the bestknown eateries.

Playa el Amor

Playa Las Islitas Playa del Amor (also known as Hidden Beach) has brought to the Riviera Nayarit, so much so that it’s become this tourist destination’s top icon. Located on Isla Redonda, this place is chock full of wildlife and adventure—it’s a place you must visit at least once in your lifetime. The blue-footed booby is one of its unique inhabitants, but there are many other exotic species both underwater and on land. Playa Tortugas – Virgin beaches Playa Tortugas is in the municipality of Compostela very near Punta Custodio. Located across from an old coconut plantation, this nearly virgin beach is 8 km (5 mi) long and a refuge for hundreds of bird and reptile species. Its name comes from the different species of marine turtles that arrive there to lay their eggs every year. This beach also the perfect destination for ecotourists and surfers, in fact, it’s considered one of the top surf spots in all of Mexico. We invite you to come and enjoy one of the most unspoiled and beautiful places in the Riviera Nayarit!

Playa La Manzanilla – For kids This beach is very popular with local families and residents of the Riviera Nayarit. It’s just a few minutes from the town of La Cruz de Huanacaxtle and is known for its calm waves and camping sites, which are very similar to Sayulita’s.

Playa Lo de Marcos – Water sports The beaches of Lo de Marcos are great for working on your tan then going for a swim in its crystalline turquoise-colored water. Beach-goers can also enjoy watersports such as snorkeling, surfing, or SUP. It’s also a great place for kayaking, water skiing, water biking or tooling around on a banana boat. The best-known beaches include Los Venados, Las Minitas, El Atracadero, and Lo de Marcos.

Playa del Amor – A must! There’s no denying the fame

Playa Sayulita – Trendy Sayulita is the trendiest town

in Mexico: according to a report prepared by Despegar.com it was the most-visited domestic destination for 2016 and it’s always being recommended on the Internet as “a must-see.” The town has a cosmopolitan air and is full of life, though its ambiance is also friendly and relaxed with a “love and peace” 60’s vibe. As do many of the Riviera Nayarit’s coastal villages, Sayulita has much to offer beach lovers and water sports enthusiasts. Playa San Pancho – Relaxation You’ll find the beach just past the town of San Pancho at the end of Tercer Mundo avenue. The beach is very wide and clean, ready to welcome those looking for rest and relaxation by the water, as well as the adventurous ones who are ready to defy the Pacific on a surf board. Here you’ll find rustic restaurants where you can enjoy the authentic cuisine of the state of Nayarit: ceviches, aguachiles (shrimp marinated in lime juice), pescado a las brasas (charcoal grilled fish), and many other tasty delights. Playa Las Islitas – Tourism gems Playa Las Islitas is one of the gems of the San Blas tourism corridor, with 40 kilometers (25 mi) of virgin coastline perfect for family fun thanks to its gentle waves—it’s a very safe and comfortable place for anyone looking to enjoy a stressfree vacation. This lovely beach’s name (Las Islitas means “little islands”) comes from a rocky formation near the edge of the water. The shore is lined with the typical thatched palapas serving an exquisite array of traditional dishes prepared with fresh local fish and seafood.

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Playa Bucerías. Playa Novillero – The longest Located in the municipality of Tecuala, Nayarit, Playa Novillero boasts the Guinness World Record as the longest beach in Mexico. The beach extends over 90 km (55 mi) and is nearly 500 m (547 yards) wide, making it the second-longest in Latin America, the third-longest in the Americas, and the fifth-longest beach in the

world. Its territory is part of the National Wetlands Biosphere Reserve, the most extensive ecosystem of mangroves, coastal lagoons, and swamps in the Mexican Pacific. Playa Novillero is ideal for watersports or to relax and view the gorgeous sunsets. It’s also great for beach-combing, canoeing, or touring by boat.


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Love in Action: La Fuente Church in Bucerias Florelisa Hernandez

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ince I arrived in bucerias I have met many wonderful people, and one of my favorites is a very “out of this world” Canadian couple, the Hutzlers. (www.themarcopologroup.com) Back then I was 40, in another new beginning, starting a career in the Real Estate Industry with an agency in Bucerias. My personal life was in turmoil and the arrival of Mark and Tracey was a gust of fresh air. They had recently circumnavigated USA and Canada driving Olive, their VW van, while freelancing as the talented graphic designers they were.

They arrived one morning at the real estate office right from the airport. They transformed themselves, taking off their winter clothes with beautiful summer clothes underneath; they looked divine and perfect! Following a call from their heart, they had sold everything and left family and friends to start a life in Mexico. Mark joined the real estate brokerage as a salesperson and he was so good with people; clients gathered around him and enjoyed his talks, sincerity and kindness. One night they took me out for dinner and the way they treated

each other, and all the people around them, their generosity with staff, the loving aura that emanated from them, their whole way of being, it stirred a bunch of mixed emotions in myself. After that lovely evening, my way of perceiving people, life, relationships, my whole world was turned around. The immediate consequence of that reunion was a sense of despair and urgency to put an end to the turmoil in my personal life. By looking at them I realized how my relationship had all the opposite ingredients. I had many jobs and never had money. I had a partner and was always alone. I pretended I had a happy family but my life was wrong in so many ways. That night the whole world fell into my shoulders, and at the same time a big window of light and opportunity opened up. The Hutzlers invited me and the children to join them at their Sunday gatherings at LA FUENTE, the Christian Church in Bucerias, and I found acceptance, love, and all the support I needed to step out of my self-imposed condition, and start the series of changes I needed in order to move on and give myself and my children a better life.

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People at LA FUENTE were friendly, loving, devoted and peaceful. I saw few Mexican friends I did not know where Christians, and few months later I was baptized. My spiritual quest did not end there, and my sorrows did not magically disappear (but took on a much lighter tone). Since I was a child I always felt deep inside that GOD_LOVE is everywhere, as an adult, some might call me a “spiritual tourist” and that is perfectly fine with me, as I love Christianity, Buddhism, Judaism, and so many others. In my experience they lead to the same place: self love and acceptance, the first step to change and improvement.

Things in Mexico did not work out for the Hutzlers, and they ended up leaving soon after we met, at goodbye they told me that maybe the reason for them moving to Mexico was to meet me (and shed light into my life, although they were humble enough to never say that). The children and I will always be grateful for that.


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n the town of La Cruz de Huanacaxtle a group of ladies regularly meet over a delicious breakfast made by Ramón. On learning the dire circumstances of this beloved man, the team have organized a fundraiser to help Ramón rebuild his restaurant and they’re asking for your help too. ABOUT RAMONES Ramones, the rustic palapa restaurant, offers Mexican and American dishes made with fresh ingredients selected at our local markets. Ramón is an excellent chef boasting 30 years experience. He has cooked for various well-known people including Tony Hawk, the celebrity skateboarder. BACKGROUND Over his lifetime Ramón has faced many challenges. Living in “Cartolandia”, a town made of shacks in an area of extreme poverty and crime and having been robbed several times, he decided to move to La Cruz de Huanacaxtle to get away from the poor living conditions. Sleeping for

many months in his van and then camping in the restaurant until he saved enough money to build a small room, was a situation his family were willing to endure for a better life. Helping Ramón to free himself from Cartolandia, his friend offered him a piece of land to rent. After spending his life savings erecting the restaurant, he discovered a huge error. He had been advised incorrectly and had built on a lot that was not his friend’s. Everything

had to be torn down and moved. He dismantled and salvaged as much as possible. Over the past two years, Ramón has established loyal patrons who enjoy his excellent cooking. Due to unforeseen circumstances, his friend can no longer rent to him. Ramón must vacate the property by November 30, 2018. Having invested his earnings into the restaurant his funds are minimal to start over, yet again. Ramón is now tearing down and salvaging to rebuild on a third site,

a few lots over from the present location. He has secured a threeyear lease and reconstruction is underway. REQUIRED FUNDS Money is urgently needed so Ramón can participate in the upcoming high season. This is crucial, as earnings have to be budgeted to last through the following low season. APPROXIMATE COSTS Concrete Floor $10,000 pesos. Palapa Roof $2,000 pesos. Building $25,000 pesos.

Sinks and Cupboards $12,000 pesos. Stove $15,000 pesos. Fridge $15,000 pesos. Miscellaneous and Labour: $20,000 pesos. TOTAL: $99,000 PESOS. $6707.00 CAD $5127.00 USD Thank you. We hope we have inspired you enough to give generously to this campaign. h tt p s : / / w w w. g o f u n d m e . c o m / rescue-ramons-restaurant


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NEW THIS WEEK QULTURE ARTISTS’ CO-OP & JAZZ BISTRO GRAND OPENING— The day we have all been waiting for is almost here. Qulture celebrates its Grand Opening and what a night it will be. 300 Pesos Cover includes Everything. Reservations Required. Send your reservation request to jim@qulturepv.com and include how many guests. Open Bar all Night. Stunning hors d’oeuvres created by our new executive chef Gabriel Ramos-Flores. Live entertainment featuring our house jazz bands and several guest performers to be announced.Take the ultimate “art-walk” through our Art Gallery, The Collection Gift Shop and many of our artists’ individual gallery/ studios. Thursday, Nov 8 7pm (Calle Venustiano Carranza 466, Emiliano Zapata)

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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

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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

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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

Sunday

Huanacaxtle Farmer’s Market - 9am -3pm (Open Nov.4) Located at La Cruz Marina

Tuesday

Riviera Market 9am - 2 pm (Open Nov. 6) Located in Nuevo Vallarta in the parking lot behind the Casino.

Wednesday

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.

Thursday

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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XIII FESTIVAL MADONNARI PUERTO VALLARTA— Incredible chalk art on the sidewalks of Plaza Principal! Beautiful location between the ocean and the cathedral. Artists from Vallarta and other cities in Mexico will be participating with artists from Santa Barbara, California. Friday, Nov 9, 7pm Plaza Principal, Puerto Vallarta

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)

4A EXPO TATTOO INTERNACIONAL PUERTO VALLARTA— Over 100 tattoo artists from around the world visit Puerto Vallarta for two days to showcase their art. November 10 – 11 at 11 am, Club de Leones (Calle Francisco I. Madero 280, Col. Emilano Zapata)

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)

MOVEMBER HEALTH FAIR — Movember is Men’s Health Month! Join in this lively family event for games, prizes, health info, beer, tacos, music, contests and much more! Local businesses will be participating from gyms to hospitals, barber shops to labs! Join in the festivities. No charge! Sponsored by Urovallarta, The Print Company, Diagnosti-K and Healthcare Resources. Saturday November 10 3pm – 8pm at Grupo Diagnosti-k (Francisco Villa 1389, Fluvial.) DANCING BODIES— Dancing bodies is a dance workshop focused on movement and body awareness aiming to improve physical mobility, creativity, body strength, balance and flexibility and overall feelings of well-being. Directed to adults with an interest in working with sensory stimulation, the creation of your own dance, creative movement, and body consciousness. Tuesdays from 10 to 10:45 at ART VallARTa (213 Calle Pilitas | artvallarta.com) VINYASA YOGA— Vinyasa Flow Yoga is a dynamic and vigorous practice in which breathing and progressive movement lead to a meditative state. This style is focused on developing consciousness and awareness of the proper alignment for each body as we go through the different postures (asanas). Directed to people of all ages and levels. Thursdays from 9 to 9:45 am at ART VallARTa (213 Calle Pilitas | artvallarta.com) PILATES CLASS— The Pilates Method is a physical workout method that builds strength, flexibility and lean muscle tone. It focuses on lengthening and alignment of the spine with proper engagement of core muscles. For people of all ages and levels of training, immediate benefits of the method include improvement of posture, balance and overall wellness. Tuesdays from 9 to 9:45 am at ART VallARTa (213 Calle Pilitas | artvallarta.com)

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.

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ART EXHIBIT: THE IMMACULATE LOVE COLLECTION— Colorestrue, Casa con Arte, started 2016 by Leonardo Tejeda, expressionist artist, opens a new location with the Art Exhibit of Leonardo´s new collection, THE IMMACULATE LOVE COLLECTION opened November 2 and will be open to the public, Monday to Saturday from 10 a.m to 6 p.m. at Colorestrue, Casa con Arte (Francisco I. Madero 441) AMIGOS HAPPY HOUR— Join the Amigos Happy Hour every second Friday November through April. The first AHHH (Amig’s Happy Hour) of the year will be Friday, Nov 9 at 5:30 at Oso’s Oyster Bar in La Cruz Marina. Next up on December 14 at 5:30 pm we’ll meet at Xoklo (former Roberto’s Restaurant). ALL volunteers, wannabe volunteers, Amigos and amigos....please join us! No host bar. Not a meeting. Not a fundraiser. Just plain fun and frolic.

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

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Live Music Calendar This listing features ongoing acts and events at bars, restaurants and venues.

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)

VALLARTA 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 Babel Bar (Aquiles Serdán 437, Isla del Cuale) Esaú Galván Flamenco Guitar on Wed 1 to 3 pm Moruno Mediterranean music on Thu 1 to 3 pm Ruiz and Rentería, Gypsy kings on Fri 1 to 3 pm Zoe & León flamenco, rumba on Sat 1 to 3 pm Esaú Galván Flamenco Guitar on Sun 1 to 3 pm

FOOD

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

MEXICAN WINE & CHEESE TASTING NIGHT— Our most 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 hola@uncorkmexico.com or visit our website: www.uncormexico.com. Tuesday at 6 pm at Petit Hotel Villa Mercedes (Amapas 175)

Cuates y Cuetes (Francisca Rodriquez 101) Fiery Flamenco Tatewari on Wed from 8 to 10 pm Daquiri Dick’s Flamenco Guitar by Esaú Galván on Tue 7 to 9:30 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

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)

Encore Restaurant & Lounge (51 Lazaro Cardenas | Bucerias) Live Jazz Thu and Fri from 7 to 10 pm Gringo Loco Cantina (Francisco I Madero 403) The Band Paranoia on Wed from 7 to 10 pm Martin (solo) on Thu from 7 to 10 pm The Change Band on Sat from 7 to 10 pm

HEALTH & WELLNESS

Incanto (Insurgentes 109) Zen Hour is Tue-Sun at 4:00 pm Red Suitcase Band on Sun and Wed at 7:30 pm Zoe Wood & Eduardo Leon on Mon at 7:30 pm

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 afterward. 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 afterwards. Love offerings welcomed and appreciated. Tuesdays from 7 to 8 pm.

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Open Mic on Thu at 7:30 pm Joan Houston on Fri at 5:00 pm Luis & Fernando on Fri at 7:30 pm Dennis Crow on Fri-Sun and Tue-Wed at 9:30 pm George Gracia on Sun at 5:00 pm Cheko Ruiz Gypsy Kings on Sun at 8:00 pm Tongo on Tue at 5:00 pm Edgar Roxha on Tue at 5:00 pm The Blue Knotes Duet on Tue at 7:00 pm Joby Hernandez on Mon at 5:00 pm Jay-Gee, Romantic Piano on Wed at 5:00 pm 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 pm 3:Tones on Fri at 7 pm Soul Trip on Sat at 7 pm Warique (Aquiles Serdan 280) Live Music on Fri and Sun from 7 to 10 pm Que?Pasa (625 Aquiles Serdan) Bob Tansen & Son every Mon from 7 to 9 pm Dennis Decrenet every Tue from 7 to 9 pm Da Crew every Friday from 6:30 to 9:30 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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OTHER 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 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)


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Marsol Friday Market by the Pier by Marcia Blondin Leaf Motif

L LOCAL FOOD. LOCAL PLACES. LOCAL PEOPLE Enjoy a Culinary & Cultural Journey though Old Town, Pitillal & Downtown Neighborhoods of Puerto Vallarta!

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ove this time of year! So many returning friends flocking into Market for hugs and to see everything familiar and meet our new, inventive vendors. Laurie is one of them. She creates ‘Leaf Motif’ (my term!) using real leaves pressed into concrete then gaily painted and decorated. They are functional as dishware, beautiful and absolutely one of a kind. Not as heavy as one may think;

however she is creating a line of smaller pieces that will slide into your carry-on luggage and barely make a dent. Cheryl is another addition to Marsol Market creating fabulous, lightweight shawls that you can dress up or down. Each one is hand-crocheted in a myriad of colors and very different styles. We also have a chiropractor, Dale Charette, who will be doing adjustments at Market just as soon as his table arrives! Be sure

to introduce yourself to him – he will be making house calls throughout Old Town and can also receive you in his home for treatments. Kim’s sticky buns are back, as are her fantastic peanut butter cookies. If you walk into the Market with your pooch, you will be led directly to Kim’s table for her complimentary doggie treats. Ricardo’s Warrior Extract is gaining fame as a surefire strength booster in the gym. Your focus will improve dramatically. Lalo returns with his fabulous collection of antique jewelry from around the world. He spent the summer touring Europe and buying up estate sales of superb pieces. Be the first to see what he has! Visit all our vendors every Friday at the Marsol

Hotel by the Pier. Open from 9:30 am to 1:30 pm year-round.

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nother season of Galeria Pacifico`s Free Malecon Sculpture Tours will start at 9:30 on Tuesday morning, November 13, the tour`s thirteenth year. Two days later the Free Sunset Malecon Sculpture Tour will begin its second season at 6:00 on Thursday evening, November 15. The morning tour starts at the north end of the Malecon next to the rear of the Hotel Rosita, where the creator of the Millennium sculpture, Mathis Lidice, speaks extensively about that sculpture while guests enjoy seating provided by the Rosita. When the walking starts Kevin Simpson of Peyote People Gallery explains the Huichol Indian symbols created by small black pebbles imbedded in the pavement. The tour lasts about one hour and a half, ending at Galeria Pacifico where free beverages are served. The sunset tour starts at 6:00 at Galeria Pacifico´s second floor location at 174 Aldama Street, between Juarez And Morelos Streets and only 75 feet from the Malecon. This hour and a

Galeria Pacifico Resumes the Free Malecón Sculpture Tours

MURPHY’S IRISH PUB Located on the Historic Malecon across from the lighthouse statue (El Faro) beautiful sunset views every night! Delicious traditional pub menu. Live Rock Music - Wed - Sat @10:30pm Watch all sports w 2 satellites. Pool Table.

484 Morelos - 2nd floor - Centro Vallarta Open daily 11 am

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half tour goes south along the Malecon to the Demetro Galeria across from Lazarro Cardenas Park and features the sculptor Jim Demetro, who explains his projects and how bronzes are made, while his wife Eva offers wine and snacks. The owner of Galeria Pacifico, Gary Thompson, serves as the guide of both of these tours, and he is assisted by Memo Lira of Vallarta 101 tour company. The sculpture tours are in support of Vallarta´s nonprofit

library and cultural center, Biblioteca Los Mangos, which receives no government funding. Representatives of Los Mangos are present at the end of both tours to explain their many worthwhile projects and services, and to gratefully accept any donations offered to help support these activities.

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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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he Jay Sadler Project and American Legion Post 14 is organizing the November 11th observance of Remembrance Day & Veterans Day event. This is the 100th anniversary for the observance. Although you are visiting Mexico or even making it your home, there are certain traditions you don’t want to lose. or many expats and members of American Legion Veteran’s Day is one of those traditions, as is Remembrance Day (also known as ‘Poppy Day’ or ‘Armistice Day’), a Memorial Day observed in Commonwealth countries since the end of World War I to remember the members of their armed forces who have died in the line of duty. This day is also recognized as a special day for war remembrances in many non-Commonwealth countries. Remembrance Day is observed on 11 November to recall the end of hostilities of World War I on that date in 1918. The MX Navy Zone Color Guard will be performing with their drum and bugle corps. To honor service members of the U.S. and Canadian armed forced the American Legion and Jay Sadler Project is organizing a Veteran’s / Remembrance memorial on November 11th. The event will take place Parque Hidalgo at 11am. The park is the first park & garage as you enter Puerto vallart’s Centro neighbourhood, across from Starbucks and a block from MacDonalds on the Malecon. The park is on Calle Peru

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and Jesus Langarica below the Hidalgo church. Coffee, Pastry and water will be served starting at 10:30 provided by Holly Campbell. To find out more about the Jay Sadler Project visit www.jaysadlerproject.com and American Legion activities please visit americanlegion14.org, stop by the headquarters at Steve’s Sports Bar to ask for more information, or email dennis2rike(at)hotmail.com. or call 322-138 8891. Serving Puerto Vallarta, La Cruz and Guayabitos, the mission of American Legion Post 14, , is to Support All Veterans in the Banderas Bay area; to maintain an updated website with information to assist Veterans, to provide sources for medical treatment in Vallarta, and . Meetings are held every 1st Thursday and 3rd Tuesday at Steve’s Sports Bar. Visit AmericanLegion14.org for more information and meeting locations. The Jay Sadler Project Provides necessary resources to improve various institutions in the Banderas Bay area. These include day care centers, senior citizen homes and schools for the deaf, public schools in rural areas and other private charitable institutions. Provided building maintenance, repairs and install playgrounds in the community. We appreciate the support by DIF and the Culture Department of the Municipal Government, American Consultant, Jim Mawdesley & Donna Wong.

olynesian Dance Performance by Academia Danza de Moorea ** Hula Contest ** Friday, December 14 5:00 p.m. Sea Monkey Restaurant Aquiles Serdan and the Malecon Your ticket includes a delicious buffet dinner on the beach, two drink tickets, live entertainment, a raffle for fabulous prizes, a 50/50 raffle, and our annual hula contest on the Malecon!  Those of you who’ve attended this event before will remember the platters of grilled pork, mashed potatoes and gravy, corn on the cob, cole slaw, fresh fruit, and a yummy dessert.  All  food and drink for this fun event will be generously donated by Troy Valens, the owner of Sea Monkey, and  all  proceeds will benefit the 200+ cats at the PuRR

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from Puerto Vallarta, Bucerias, Sayulita, Guadalajara, Autlan and Octenbulle, our special guest coming from Canada. The event starts at 2:00pm at the Cultural Center, right at the far end of the Cuale Island.

PuRR Project adoption booth at Daiquiri Dick’s, or by contacting Marilyn Khan at exkhan@usfamily. net.  Come to a hukilau, where the lau lau is the kau kau at the big luau!

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ate: Saturday, November 10 (one day only) Time: 8:00 am until 3:00 pm Place:  Gaviotas #143 in Marina Vallarta. Driving Directions: Turn into the Marina at the big whale sculpture; take the first right

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harity Bingo will be played every other Wednesday at 4:00 pm throughout the Winter/Spring to raise money for two very important Puerto Vallarta non-profit organizations: Pasitos de Luz and the Colina Spay & Neuter Clinic. 2018-2019 Charity BINGO Schedule October 31, 2018 November 14 & 28 December 12 & 26 January 9 & 23 February 6 & 20 March 6 & 20 April 3 & 17

Brewmaster Festival Returns he 2nd edition of the Brewmasters Festival is coming back to PV. Get ready and join us on November 17 and 18, 2018  and sample over that 50 different kind of craft beers presented by 13 breweries

Project shelter. Tickets are $400 pesos (about $20us) and are very limited, so don’t delay!  They are available now at Sea Monkey, at the Saturday morning

The entrance is free and you´ll find special prices starting at $35 pesos per beer, food area, live music and a kid’s club. For more info visit BREWMASTERS PV on Facebook.

onto Pelicanos; the next right is Gaviotas. All proceeds of the sale will benefit the furry residents of the PuRR Project shelter - it’s been a long, hot, wet summer and the coffers are needing replenishment.

PuRR Project is a Non-Profit shelter in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico that provides homeless cats and kittens a recuperative stay with the ultimate goal to adopt them out to loving homes. PuRRProject.com 

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istening to local live music is a great way to get to know a city. The joyous culture of Puerto Vallarta really comes through in Los Bambinos’ SIX weekly shows, so mark your calendar! The group brings masterful guitar and soaring harmonies to the upbeat and feel-good performances they are known for. Los Bambinos Dinner & Show becomes a sensation! Don’t miss a night at Bambinos Trattoria with friends and loved ones during your time in Puerto Vallarta! Announcing Big Girls Don't Cry featuring Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons Wednesdays at 8pm. In this show Los Bambinos beautifully synchronize their voices capturing an authentic sound. Eldest brother, Carlos Morales conquers the emblematic soprano of the group, and the four Morales’ overall voice ranges bring the essence of the music to life! This show takes you on a walk down memory lane with

other great artists like The Rolling Stones, Carlos Santana and the Gypsy Kings along with Latino Salsa rhythms. Los Bambinos concerts o MONDAY NOVEMBER 12TH AND TUESDAY THE 20TH, 8PM The Beatles Los Bambinos unique spin on the International rock selections, setting the wellloved songs into the Mexican


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very Tuesday from November 6 – April 18, the Corazon de Niña Humanitarian Tour is a truly heartwarming experience. For a donation of $250 pesos you will receive a lovely breakfast, a tour

of the home and an opportunity to interact with the children. Email for information and reservations: casahogarcorazondenina@ hotmail.com

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16TH AND SATURDAY 24TH 8PM Latin Party! 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. **Only applies on seated meals** Bambinos Trattoria is a great place to enjoy fresh Italian Food, prepared by a team of talented Chefs. 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!

welve years ago in the town of La Cruz de Huanacaxtle, three young men joined together with their love of guitar music and launched their own band dedicated to spreading the appreciation of Spanish flamenco guitar music to their community and as far as it could reach. Esaú Galván, Alberto “Mimi” Ramírez and Dany Márquez, known together as Tatewari after the Huichol Grandfather Fire, began playing at small venues and events in San Pancho, La Cruz and Puerto Vallarta. Their first paying gig was at El Gallo Restaurant in San Pancho. In those days all they had to initiate their enterprise were their guitars, enthusiasm and a devotion to their

music. As the years passed they gained recognition and furthered their educations in music including a journey for Esaú to Madrid to study flamenco guitar with maestros at the Academia Cañarroto el Entri. (See esaugalvan.com) In 2011 as the group was perfor-

ming at the Sunday Market in La Cruz’s Marina, a young man from Canada hearing them play from his apartment above asked if he could join them. Sonny Davis made up the fourth member of the band playing cajon and, taking advantage of his sparkling sense of humor, introducing the group at events. He tells me that it was one of the highlights of his life to be brought into this talented and inviting group. In those days the fellows would load up Dany’s vintage Volkswagen with instruments and sound equipment, strapping Sonny’s wheelchair to the roof of the car and go off to gigs all around the bay. Three CD’s and many, many performances later they are hotter than ever and have matured in their compositions and interpretations. Tatewari’s 12th anniversary will be marked by the release of their fourth CD called XII.IV after their 12 years together and their 4th CD. The celebration will be held at the Tree House Bar, Jardin del Pulpo, in La Cruz de Huanacaxtle on Thursday, November 22 at 7:00. It will be a very special evening, one not to be missed. For reservations: lacruz.dinnershows@gmail.com or 322-182-4026. The group will introduce the new CD to Puerto Vallarta at Incanto Vallarta’s prestigious Cabaret Theater on the River Cuale, on December 8, 7:00 PM (incantovallarta.com for reservations). This popular group has been proficient arranging and interpreting original compositions by Esaú as well as classical and traditional pieces. Their fans are many and devoted. Their new CD is comprised of eight new pieces composed by Galván and exquisitely performed by the group and invited guests. It speaks to us of the love of life and the natural beauty of the Banderas Bay Area. Tatewari plays regularly at Cuates y Cuetes near the pier in the Zona Romantica (Wednesdays at 8:00 PM) and are asked to join in community events in Puerto Vallarta such as Puerto Vallarta’s Mayofest and Cuates y Cuetes Annual Jazz Festival held on March 21 every year. This year they have five concerts scheduled at the Tree House Bar at Jardin del Pulpo in La Cruz de Huanacaxtle, Coral #66. The introduction of the new CD at Incanto Puerto Vallarta will be a very special show in the Cabaret on the River Cuale, Zona Romantica, Insurgentes #109. Currently they are fundraising for a Western Canada Tour August of 2019. See Tatawarimusic.com for more information.


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