It's time for the annual "Subasta de Arte" to raise funds for the Puerto Vallarta Public Library, Biblioteca Los Mangos. The event is scheduled to take place on Thursday, January 24 from 6-10 pm.

The Annual Subasta y Venta de Arte (art auction and sale) is the biggest fund raising event for Los Mangos which, since its inauguration in 1996, has been a valuable community resource, providing free access to information, extracurricular education, artistic initiation & creation, the strengthening of community dialogue and countless social and civic initiatives.

Scheduled to take place on Thursday, January 24 from 6-10 pm, this 19th annual event presents a unique opportunity for renowned artists, young creators, art lovers, and friends of the Library to come together for a single cause: to raise the funds that make it possible for Los Mangos to continue its mission of encouraging learning, culture and arts in the community, which has been its sole purpose for the last 22 years.

The Subasta is vast with numerous paintings to be auctioned off, and the silent auction and art sale give everyone a chance to bid on all kinds of great items - from hotel stays and spa treatments to fine dining certificates and more - all at a good price and for a good cause.

Make plans now to attend the 2019 Subasta de Arte on January 24th. Admittance is free, but please keep in mind that if you make a purchase or a donation, you will be contributing to a non-profit community organization that brings Value, Inspiration, Training and Opportunities to people of all ages, social conditions and nationalities, in the greater Banderas Bay area.

Source: Banderas News

Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit

The holiday numbers, meaning from Dec. 14 to Dec. 31, 2018, are higher than their 2017 counterparts; during the last week of the year hotel occupancy was over 90%.

Riviera Nayarit’s hotel industry is closing one of their best holiday periods on record. The region recorded an average of 88% of hotel occupancy for the Dec. 14 – Jan. 1 period and an economic income close to $10 million.

Based on numbers provided by the OVC (Riviera Nayarit’s Visitors and Conventions Office), we can already tell this past year represented a growth in Occupancy, Tourist Flow and Economic Impact, reaching an average of 86% occupancy for the year.

The highest point of the season as New Year’s Eve, with 96.65%, which means 31,348 people staying in 12,057 rooms out of the 12,475 total rooms registered in the Banderas Bay Hotel Association.

The economic impact in the region is also growing to over $10 million, from $9.2 million in 2017.

Source: Diario de Vallarta & Nayarit (Spanish)

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Act II STAGES is located in the Romantic Zone at the corner of Insurgentes and Basilio Badillo on the south side of Puerto Vallarta.

Act II closed the year 'On Top of The World' with more sold-out shows than ever in its history! And it's no wonder given that this season's lineup of entertainment features the best in live cabaret, music, comedy, stage plays and drag shows, not to mention new acts opening most every week!

OPENING THIS WEEK AT ACT II STAGES: Act II Entertainment's Founding Partner, Danny Mininni, returns to his first love - The Director's Chair - in the hilarious stage play, The Foreigner!

CONTINUING SHOWS AT ACT II: Little Shop of Horrors, Nunsense A-Men!, Twist and Shout, Divariety, Cinderella - The Musical, DragFlix, Steve Grand - Not the End of Me, Diana Villamonte's I Will Always Love You, Hedda Lettuce - Gringa In Paradise, Diana Villamonte - More Motown & Beyond, Mama Tits's All New Show - Triple D, US Two - The Best of ABBA & Elton, Dueling Drag Divas and Us Two - Musical Duo.

Act II is very proud of its talent this season and invites you to come and experience one (or two or three) shows for yourself!

Source: Banderas News

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Marina La Cruz

The fourteenth edition of the Vallarta Cup Race Series is now underway, these sailing competitions take place every Saturday in January with races set for Jan. 5, 12, 19 and 26.

Vallarta Cup is the traditional kickoff of the racing season in Banderas Bay. It is held 4 Saturdays in January, with a single race during the day and an evening party at the Vallarta Yacht Club clubhouse the evening of each race day. Everyone is welcome, from cruisers to performance boats. All boats will be rated using the VYC Handicapping System.

The 14th edition of the series started this Saturday, January 5, and Will continue on the 12, 19 and 26, organized by the Vallarta Yacht Club (VYC) located in Nuevo Vallarta.

“More than a race it’s about camaraderie for everyone assisting, every Saturday after the races there’s a themed party at the club”, noted Andy Barrow, Race Director.

Source: Vallarta Yacht Club

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The cruiseships Ruby Princess, Eurodamm and Carnival Splendor arrived at our shores this past Wednesday, January 2nd with over 9,200 people on board.

This past Wednesday, our port terminal welcomed three cruiships with over 9 thousand people on board, which means at least 20 million pesos economic potential for the city, according to money spent per passenger calculations.

It was the first triple arrival of the year of three that are expected to take place during January and even a quadruple on the 21st of this month, noted by sources at the API (Administración Portuaria Integral, or Integral Port Administration).

Without a doubt these giants of the oceans were a sight to behold last Wednesday as a New Year's gift.

Source: Vallarta Opina (Spanish)

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