Starting today, February 2nd, and through the 19th, more than 200 artisans from 20 states in Mexico, as well as from the invited countries: Ecuador, Peru, Turkey and Colombia, will come together in Puerto Vallarta for the 10th National Meeting of Artisans in front of the Hacienda Buena Ventura hotel. The event is held with the purpose of spreading and preserving craft traditions.
This meeting, organized by the Mexican Federation of Artisans, has been developed in the main cities of the country consecutively, said Moisés Sánchez, the organization’s event coordinator. He noted that it is intended to provide the opportunity to the true artisans of the country so that they are the ones who market their products directly to the consuming public, and in this way obtain benefits for their families by offering what they know how to do with their hands and their talent. There will be an area where experts will be working live in front of the public works made in clay, wood, paper and some other traditional materials.There will also be products for the palate of the attendees such as the food and drinks of Oaxaca such as chocolate, black mole, grasshoppers, quesillo, tlayudas, yolk bread, carafe snow that is made fresh. As well as Puebla’s traditional mole, organic coffee from Chiapas, Guanajuato milk sweets, desserts and typical sweets from Michoacán, Jalisco and the State of Mexico, whose producers announce that they will prepare pan de fiesta every day.
As part of this 10th National Meeting of Artisans Puerto Vallarta 2018 the spectacle of the Guelaguetza de Oaxaca is planned, with the folkloric presentation of the seven regions of that state. This show will be on Sunday, February 11 at 6:00 p.m.
Source: Vallarta Daily
Our friends at Inside Mexico, shared the Aztec poem, “La amistad es lluvia de flores preciosas,” - “Friendship is like a shower of precious flowers.” Since pre-Columbian times, Mexicans have regarded friendship very highly, considering it a precious gift of life. No Way José! appreciates the Mexican tradition of honoring El Dia del Amor y la Amistad - The Day of Love and Friendship on February 14 as we extend our loving friendship to all our family of friends.
One of the most romantic terraces in La Zona Romántica invites you to join Piel Canela on one of the most romantic nights of the year at No Way José! Restaurant/Bar. Enjoy a special 4-course menu for only $839 pesos which includes:
Your choice of soup:
Cream of Passion
Velvety smooth cream of oyster – the original aphrodisiac served in a temptation red apple
Farmer’s Vegetable Soup
In season vegetables in a chicken broth
Watermelon, fresh spinach and watercress salad with parmesan cheese slices and a cilantro and basil vinaigrette with a fried gouda cheese nugget
Your choice of main course:
My True Love
Thick honey-glazed pork chop served with caramelized vegetables
Under the Sea
Mahi Mahi provencal filet and jumbo shrimp in a mussel sauce serve with cream-cheese filled eggplant
Beef filet and grilled octopus bathed in a delicate cilantro sauce served with agave-glazed mixed vegetables and garlic mashed potatoes
Your choice of dessert:
Mixed berries marinated in Chambord and bathed in a mint-scented white chocolate sauce
The No Way José! favorite chocolate mousse cake
For only an additional $350 pesos, add a wine pairing for each of your four courses for a complete dining experience, Our regular menu with your No Way José! favorites will also be available that evening.
Piel Canela romances us on Valentine’s night from 8pm to 10pm. The Terrace fills up fast for special events so reserve your table today.
No Way José! Restaurant/Bar welcomes you to La Zona Romantica on the south side of Vallarta at 5 de Febrero, just over the Vallarta street bridge on your left heading south from the Malecon. Open Tuesday – Sunday, 4pm to 11:00pm.
Seating is limited so make your reservations today by calling 223-2853 or online at www.NoWayJoseMX.com
The San Pancho Music Festival is celebrating its 18th year this February, running from Friday, Feb. 23rd through Sunday, Feb. 25th, 2018 in San Pancho, Nayarit. Over its many editions festival has become a valuable cultural event in Riviera Nayarit. It continuously attracts new tourists to the area, and has a growing population of followers. Without doubt the Festival has contributed significantly to the town's official designation as the Cultural Center of Nayarit.
What was once a tiny homegrown music festival in a resident's backyard, the San Pancho Music Festival has now grown to become one of the premiere music events in the region! Now in its 18th year, the Festival continues to be free to the public through the generosity of the artists, volunteers, donations from the public, and a few friends of the festival. With two stages the festival is able to switch between groups so that there is a minimal amount of waiting time between acts, compared to most other music festival formats.
As in past years, the Festival not only features many of the talented performers from our region, but it also includes artists from Mexico, the United States, Canada, and Latin America. With the variety of performers onboard for this year, we are confident that there will be something for everyone.
The Festival always takes place the last weekend in February. This year those dates are Friday, Feb 23rd, Saturday, Feb 24th, and Sunday, Feb. 25th. The music starts at 5pm and goes until 11pm each night. A schedule of acts performing each night will soon be published on the festival's website, as well as on our Facebook page. Please visit the website for more details on the performers, and their performance times.
El Festival tiene lugar en la Plaza del Sol, frente a la iglesia de San Pancho. Habrá venta de alimentos deliciosos en el lugar, opciones de bebidas alcohólicas y no alcohólicas, así como una selección de artes y artesanías para apreciar y admirar indudablemente. Tendremos sillas disponibles, sin embargo, serán ofrecidas por orden de llegada, por lo que es muy recomendable traer tus propias sillas para que disfrutes con tu familia y amigos de una noche de buena música y diversión.
Source: San Pancho Music Festival press release.
The 4th edition of the annual fundraiser 'What a Drag' will take place on Sunday, February 18 (8:00 pm) at Teatro Vallarta, with all proceeds going to the Banderas Bay Women's Shelter. Vallarta's finest men will get all dolled up, donning make-up, wigs, dresses and high heels, to compete in Puerto Vallarta's annual drag competition for men.
What started out in 2015 as a fun way to raise money and awareness for victims of domestic violence in the Banderas Bay area has become one of the most anticipated yearly events in Puerto Vallarta. And if you've ever attended, you know why. Every year these men trade in their boots for stilettos and get up on stage to entertain the audience with their hilarious antics - all to raise money for the Banderas Bay Women's Shelter.
To date, the event has sold-out every year, and has raised well over $1.5 million pesos to support the shelter, which offers women and children who are victims of domestic violence with an immediate, temporary and safe living environment.
Thanks to Mayor Arturo Dávalos Peña, this year's FUNdraiser will be held at Teatro Vallarta, where there will be plenty of seats for everyone who wants to enjoy an evening of laugh-out-loud fun, while supporting this worthy cause. Watching these brave straight men bravely and brazenly vie for the 'Miss What A Drag' crown in a competition that includes talent - from hilarious skits to singing, dancing and lip-synching - evening wear, and racy Q & A rounds, is an experience you won't soon forget.
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Source: Banderas News
Located in the heart of the Romantic Zone in Puerto Vallarta, the Act II Entertainment Stages complex boasts a 180 seat theater and a 98 seat cabaret where original productions are presented, as well as a cozy bar and lounge area where performers serenade patrons.
It all started in 2009, when Karrie Sebryk, founder of the Boutique Theater, brought Mininni back into the world of theater with the staging of Robin’s Hoods. Subsequently, Mininni would produce and direct The Foreigner and The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, both of which enjoyed unprecedented success. Those shows were the impetus for him and his partner, Elizabeth Wiggins, to begin to think about founding their own company. In 2012, ACT II Entertainment was born with the iconic musical The Rocky Horror Show as its first production. The success of The Rocky Horror Show inspired them to make a large investment and open their own space, where invited artists could also be presented. A year later, the site was inaugurated at the intersection of Basilio Badillo and Insurgentes streets (the point where El Centro and the Romantic Zone come together), offering three wonderful spaces designed to host different stage productions: The Main Stage, The Red Room Cabaret and The Encore Lounge.
Although the first two years were challenging, the perseverance of both Mininni and his partner Óscar Cisneros, operations manager, allowed ACT II to stay on its feet and emerge as the principal venue for music, cabaret, dance and theater. “Today, Puerto Vallarta is an ideal destination for culture and entertainment, attracting millions of visitors and temporary residents each year. To think that we have fostered that change is magnificent.” says Mininni. “What an incredible feeling when we see visitors purchasing show tickets for multiple shows months ahead of time, making their entertainment part of the vacation experience.”
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Source: Vallarta Lifestyles