The Annual PV Poker Tour sponsored by Murphy’s Irish Pub, Nacho Daddy, Escondida Sports Bar, Gringo Loco Cantina, All-Access Sports Bar & Bar La Playa, Kelly's Pour Favor and Steve’s Sports Bar will be held on Saturday, January 18th at 1:00 pm.

Participants will be required to make a $150 peso donation to take part in the event, which will start at 1:00 pm at Nacho Daddy, 287 Basilio Badillo in Old Town. The last stop will be at 5:00 at Murphy's Irish Pub. At Murphy’s there will be Entertainment, Raffle and 50/50 drawings and the announcement of the Poker hand winners. Shuttle transportation will be provided by the participating bars. Players can ride in the shuttle or walk.

You will pick a card at each stop (7 stops in total) and the best hand using 5 cards will be the winners. 50% of the donation proceeds to the Jay Sadler Project - community relations projects. The other half will be distributed to the Poker winners, with First place receiving 50 percent, Second place receiving 30 percent and Third place with 20 percent.

This year’s proceeds will benefit the playgrounds Las Palmas Park (Colonia Las Palmas) and Vista Hermosa Park with the installation of two 8 foot picnic tables in each, Jim Mawdesley and Jim Ranallo will build the picnic tables and the Jay Sadler Project volunteers and Martin Escobar will install.

Source: Press Release

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Cruiseship Vidanta Elegant will take its inaugural trip during the first trimester of 2020.

This is what Grupo Vidanta told Forbes Life. The company had planned to raise anchors during fall 2019 but it was postponed due to the inclusion of a new team by Rockwell Group to finish some design details.

 The work focuses on projecting the cutting edge and hospitality characteristic of Grupo Vidanta.

Source: Forbes Mexico

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Vino Vallarta has announced the implementation of two programs certified by Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) from London 8which will take wine lovers one step closer to the Master of Wine certification.

The first of these programs is the WSET Level 1, an introduction to the fascinating world of wine, where attendants will be able to understand pairing elements, the fundamentals of wine service and storage, as well as receive an introduction of the seven most “noble” wine grapes in the world.  WSET Level 1is a two day course that will take place at Natureza Cowork (Mérida 75D, La Vena) on Wednesdays January 22nd and 29th of 2020, from 10:00am to 3:00pm.

On the other hand, WSET Level 2 will be focusing on the world’s most important wine regions, through comparative tastings of more than 50 examples of classic wine to identify the grape type and its region. To take this course it is mandatory to have previous knowledge about wine foundations.  WSET Level 2 is a four day course that will also take place at Natureza Cowork every Wednesday in February (5th, 12th, 19th and 26th), of 2020, from 10:00am to 3:00pm.

Source: Vallarta Lifestyles

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The 67º International Film Festival is now underway in Vallarta, it will run until January 20, 2020 at the auditorium of Instituto Vallartense de Cultura.

This initiative is part of the “Circuito Cineteca”, an extension program of Cineteca Nacional, whose main objective is the promotion of quality films in different cultural places located in diverse destinations of Mexico.

This way, visitors and residents of Vallarta · Nayarit will enjoy a selection of 12 films awarded in diverse international festivals, subtitled for the convenience of the attendees.

Source: Vallarta Lifestyles


Everyone will be able to enjoy the fireworks displays on December 30 and 31.

On December 30 and 31 Puerto Vallarta will host the Festival of pyrotechnic LuminiaFest 2019 at Malecón del Centro.

On both dates, the event will start at 7 pm with the presence of artists and bands who will turn on the festive atmosphere before two impressive pyrotechnic shows to say goodbye to 2019. Join us!

Source: Visit Puerto Vallarta

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