Act II announced its 2018-2019 theater season and is looking for cast members for next season's shows! General Auditions will be held at Act II Stages on Saturday, March 17, at 1:00 pm. The Act II Entertainment STAGES complex is located on the corner of Insurgentes and Basilio Badillo on the South side of Puerto Vallarta. 

Many people have told us that they would like to be involved in the theater, but are feeling scared or shy. You absolutely don't need to be afraid! Most of our performers on the Main Stage have never acted before, or may not have acted since high school. When you are cast into a production at Act II, you will go through an 8-week rehearsal process with the best directors in Mexico! You will learn how to act, you will make new friends, and you will become a part of the very special "Act II Family!"

We are excited to announce the list of shows that we plan on doing next year! Little Shop of Horrors, Hair, The Great American Trailer Park Musical, Rogers and Hammerstein's Cinderella, The Gershwin Music review, Nunsense AMEN, and I Love You You're Perfect, Now Change.

High on our wish list is Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, and to celebrate the very beginning of great theater in Puerto Vallarta, Act II Owner, Danny Mininni, will return to the Director's Chair with the play that started it all in Puerto Vallarta, The Foreigner. (All shows are subject to change, depending on casting.)

Come and join the fun at Act II Entertainment! Audition Saturday, March 17 at 1:00 pm!

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Source: Banderas News


Murphy’s Irish Pub on the Malecón is hosting their annual Pre Saint Patrick’s Day charity event and Celtfest on Wednesday March 14th.

Pre St. Patrick’s Charity Event, will be held from Noon to 3 pm and the pub will be offering a $250 pesos ALL YOU CAN EAT Buffett – Corned Beef N Cabbage, Guinness Stew, Fish N Chips, Mashed Potatoes, and Garden Salad. There will also be a Donation Raffle of Patron Tequila & 50-50 Drawing from 12-3 pm.

Entertainment: The Clan Macnaughton Pipe Band (Edmonton, Alberta) and Larry Foley (Traditional Pub Musician from St.John’s Newfoundland). Noon to 12:15 – Clan Macnaughton Pipe Band. 12:15 to 3 pm – Larry Foley.

‘Vallarta Celtfest,’ a live music celebration set to be held on the Malecón, across from Murphy’s and next to El Faro, on Wednesday, March 14 from 4-7 pm. There is no cost to attend event on the Malecon but voluntary charitable donations will be accepted.

Proceeds from these events will benefit the Playground in Vista Hermosa and Projecto Busca un Amigo a day care center for Handicap Children located in Pitial and the Jay Sadler Project.

Murphy’s Irish Pub is located at Morelos 484, in downtown Puerto Vallarta. For more information contact Dennis Rike of the Jay Sadler Project at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 322-138-8891

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Source: Vallarta Daily

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ExPats in Vallarta, the local community of expats open for all foreign visitors, investors and residents in Puerto Vallarta, announced their different open to the public events scheduled for March.

Happy Hour gatherings, from 5:00 to 7:00pm. There is no charge for Happy Hours, just pay for what you order:

  • Tuesday, March 13 at Champions Sports Bar at the Casamagna Marriott Hotel, Marina Vallarta
  • Tuesday, March 27 at El Andariego Restaurant, Col. 5 de Diciembre, Downtown Puerto Vallarta

Two ExPats Dinners will be held in Puerto Vallarta. Advance reservations and purchased tickets for the dinners are necessary:

  • Thursday March 8, at Las Adelitas on Av. Fluvial Vallarta near Costco
  • Thursday March 22, at Mariscos Tino’s El Pitillal (formerly Capitan Mantarraya)

Free Zumba classes are held each Wednesday morning at 9:00am, in the Marina at the Plaza on Albatros next to the Catholic Church.

A Wine and Appetizer Evening will be held on Wednesday, March 28th in the Marina area.  Advance reservations are necessary.

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Source: Vallarta Lifestyles


SPCA PV opened their sanctuary in January of 2012 on the outskirts of Puerto Vallarta, they're a no-kill shelter and can house up to 130 animals at once.  We rescue and find permanent homes for over 200 animals each year.


According to the Chinese zodiac, 2018 is The Year of the Dog, which emphasizes dependability, loyalty and reunions with family and friends, a lovely champagne brunch will be held at Casa Kimberly on Wednesday, March 7 at 11:00 am to benefit the SPCA of PV.

The mission of SPCA de PV is to help fund and promote sterilization, adoption and health care efforts for companion animals in the Puerto Vallarta area, with the goal of eliminating the euthanasia of healthy and adoptable animals.

Tickets to "The Year of the Dog" Champagne Brunch fundraiser cost just $595 pesos. Monies raised will support these various goals in ways that are most feasible within the community. This event is being entirely underwritten by Hacienda San Angel owner Janice Chatterton, so 100% percent of the proceeds will go to the SPCA de PV.

Seating is limited, and tickets will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis, so send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or stop by the Olas Altas Farmers Market on Saturdays to get your tickets today!


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More than 35 artists from across the Banderas Bay region are coming together to support the Corazón de Niña children's home in an "Artists for Orphans Garden Party" fundraiser on Sunday, March 11, from 2:00-5:00 pm at La Hacienda de Carlota Restaurant.

Corazón de Niña opened in 2012 to offer a stable, nurturing environment for children from broken homes, dysfunctional families, and other unfortunate circumstances.

Rather than housing the children in an institutional setting, Corazón de Niña provides a real home with house parents and separate residences for boys and girls. Counseling, education and long-term support are provided to help the children grow into successful adults who are able to support themselves and make their own contributions to the community.

"We so appreciate the efforts by the artists to support us in giving our children opportunities to grow up in ways they most likely would not have," says Melissa Canez, the home's Director and co-founder. "In turn, we invite everyone in the greater Puerto Vallarta area to come and support the artists at this wonderful event, while also supporting the children in our home."

The Artists for Orphans Garden Party will feature live acoustic music by Piel Canela, renowned Mexican folk, flamenco, and gypsy guitarists. La Hacienda de Carlota will serve tapas and provide a no-host full bar.

Tickets are 500 pesos and available by emailing Cecil Kerfont at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or at the following Puerto Vallarta establishments:

• La Hacienda de Carlota Restaurant, Calle Lázaro Cárdenas #388
• Cassandra Shaw Jewelry, Basilio Badillo #276
• Lucy Cucu Cabana, Basilio Badillo #295
• Corazón de Niña Thrift Shop, Marina Las Palmas 1, Frente Hotel Melia, Marina Vallarta

Source: Banderas News


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