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All the passion of the "Sport of Kings" will be on display at the VII Riviera Nayarit Polo Cup, celebrated from December 6-9, 2018, at La Patrona Polo & Equestrian Club.

The club is considered one of the best designed clubs in the country and lies tucked away in the tropical jungles of San Francisco (San Pancho), Nayarit. Although it's the cup's seventh year, this is only the second event hosted at the inimitable La Patrona Polo Club, which continues to boost this equestrian activity as one of the destination's luxury options.

Details were shared during a press conference held at the Tierra Tropical polo lounge. The event will welcome several top international players, with Canada as the guest country. The goal is to put Mexico and the region on the world map.

Present at the press conference were: Rubén Carrillo, managing director for Tierra Tropical; Silvia Duarte, Groups and Events manager at the Riviera Nayarit CVB; Hugo Ahumada, executive chef for La Patrona Polo & Equestrian Club; Martín Harriague, polo manager at La Patrona Polo & Equestrian Club; Claudia Vallarta, representative from the Nayarit Ministry of Tourism; and Froylán Caballero, director at Top Sports.

Source: Banderas News

 

 

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Casa Karma, the luxurious villa located in Conchas Chinas, will host Illumination II, a charity dinner to be held Friday, December 7, at 6 pm.

This event will include an excellent menu supervised by chef Memo Wulff (Barrio Bistro), along with chefs from two other Puerto Vallarta restaurants: Tintoque and De Cántaro. Paul Fracassi will perform the hits of Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra and Frankie Valli, among other legends, and you can also enjoy the flamenco sounds of Esau Galván Santos, one of the best guitarists on the bay.

In addition, there will be a silent art auction, which will include photographs, sculptures and paintings by both Mexican and international artists.

It is an exclusive event, with only 150 places available. If you wish to support this civic association, contact Barb Bremmer at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., (322) 223-0916 or (322) 103-7938. Ticket cost is $1,700 MXN per person. You can find more details at pasitosdeluz.org.

Source: Vallarta Lifestyles

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The Puerto Vallarta Gay Men’s Chorus (PVGMC) proudly continues its holiday musical tradition with the FA LA LA concert series at 8 PM on December 11 and 14 and at 3 PM on December 15 at Act II Stages Main Stage. This debut of new Artistic Director Derek Carkner will take you on both a light-hearted romp of Christmas music in English and Spanish as well as move you with more inspirational music. Joining the chorus will be Puerto Vallarta favorites Miss Conception and Steve Grand.

The PVGMC brings you the talents of gay men from Mexico, the United States, Canada and around the world. They perform choral music that entertains, enlightens and inspires, and they build bridges of understanding, acceptance and love. They are warmly embraced by the local Mexican and Ex-Pat community, as well as tourists from many cultures.   

No holiday season is complete without the gift of music. So brighten the season with us, and bring your loved ones and friends — what better gift could there be than a PVGMC concert ticket for someone you love?  

Buy your tickets today online or at the Act II Stages Box Office, 300 Insurgentes (up the stairs on Basilio Badillo) in the Romantic Zone, telephone 322-222-1512, and celebrate the most magical season of the year with the PVGMC! 

Source: PVGMC Press Release

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As we previously posted, the International Gourmet Festival is now underway in Vallarta, Riviera Nayarit and Tepic. For ten days (from November 23rd to December 2nd) you can delight your palate with the talent of 30 chefs, hosts or guests, from 27 restaurants and hotels of the highest category in the region.

These are some of the best events that are being hosted at the festival in its 24th edition, don’t forget to check the complete program so you do not miss out on any of these great culinary experiences.

The Culinary Fest of France (November 27th – 30th): Four dinners in which chefs Steve Benjamin, Raúl Hernández and Guillaume Morancé will serve menus in homage to the “Chef of the Century”, Joël Robuchon.

Mole and Mariachis Night at Café des Artistes (November 28th):Delight your palate and your ear to a Mexican-style experience with a 6-course menu, from renowned chef Ricardo Muñoz Zurita, paired with wines and tequilas as the mariachi light up the night.

The Vintage Wine Fair (December 1st): An incredible fair enlivened with live music, where wine is the main guest paired with Quesart Mexican cheese, French bread pre-cooked by Bridor in Paris and baked in Le Bristro.

You can check the Festival's full program here.

Source: Vallarta Nayarit Blog

 

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The 13th season of the very popular (and free!) Malecón Sculpture Walking Tours, created and conducted by Galería Pacifico owner Gary Thompson, is underway and will continue on a weekly basis through the middle of April.

The morning tour begins every Tuesday at 9:30 am in front of the "Millennium" sculpture, next to the Hotel Rosita at the north end of the Malecón in downtown Puerto Vallarta. There, sculptor Sr. Fernando Baños (also known as Mathis Lidice) starts the tour off by explaining the history, the making, and the details on this towering figure.

The Thursday evening sunset tours start at 6:00 pm at Galeria Pacifico, located at Aldama #174, between Juarez and Morelos Streets. This 1 1/2 hour tour goes south along the Malecón to the Demetro Galeria across from Lazaro Cardenas Park, where sculptor Jim Demetro talks about his public sculptures: Dancers of VallartaWoman Washing Clothes, and Andale Bernardo. As well, he is always happy to explain the complex wax process he still uses to create his sculptures in bronze, while his wife Eva offers wine and snacks.

Gary's personal experiences and interactions with the sculptors, as well as his numerous personal friendships with many of Vallarta's other artists, make the walk both entertaining and educational. And, as an added bonus, both sculpture tours support Biblioteca Los Mangos, Puerto Vallarta's public library and cultural center. Representatives of Los Mangos are on hand 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.

Read more about Sculptures on the Malecón HERE

Source: Banderas News

 

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