This is Paradise
By Marcia Blondin
Vallarta is exploding with cultural events; there is so much to see and hear. All of a sudden. Those of us who have lived here for decades traded ‘culture’ years ago settling instead for perfect weather, beaches and palm trees. Our idea of an ‘event’ was catching a trio entertaining in a beach-side restaurant or bar. That has all changed in the last few weeks.
Coming to the Paradise Stage this extremely lucky Friday the 13th are the Banderas Bay Jazz Allstars starting at 8 pm. Last season their first show at the PCC Stage created a ripple effect in Vallarta and every subsequent show was sold out! Be there this week to welcome the Allstars back to Paradise. They are nothing short of fantastic!
Get Bedazzled this Saturday evening when Broadway show tunes make stars light up our stage and on Sunday (don’t forget Church services at 10:30am) the amazing Vallarta Chamber Orchestra presents their annual Christmas Concert at 3pm.
The following weekend Time to Play will have two shows on the Paradise Stage, Friday and Saturday evenings at 8pm, December 20th and 21st. Their new show is called “Always in Season”. Time to Play has six musicians and singers including Pastor Ric’s beautiful wife Joy who has the voice of an angel.
Intertwined with all this talent is our Saturday Co-op Farmer’s Market that begins at 9 am and runs until 1pm. Get fed, watered and take care of Christmas shopping all in one fell swoop. We’ve added a couple of new vendors, so join us under our fan-cooled palapa and find everything you need for yourself and start crossing off names on your Christmas List. Please remember that everything that goes on in the PCC – a show, dinner, buying a vintage garnet-studded pin from me or a cup of coffee – whatever – the profits go right back into the community through CompassioNet Impact to help feed, house, educate those in need.
So, spend your money in a place that makes sure your dollars and/or pesos keep on giving, and please treat our tourists like the gold they are.
Paradise Community Center, Pulpito 127 between Olas Altas and Amapas Streets in Old Town Puerto Vallarta smack in the middle of the Romantic Zone across from Coco’s Kitchen.