Events: Thursday, July 5 – Wednesday, July 11

Thursday, July 5

FEATURED

WORLD KIZOMBA FLASH MOB PROJECT—  A group of more than 70 international instructors, DJs and promoters plan are planning a flash mob to be held Sunday,  July 22 in more than 30 countries around the world and we have the opportunity to be part of this historic moment. Register by July 11. Rehearsals begin Thursday, July 5. More information at www.worldkizombaproject.com or www.facebook.com/AcademiaSalsaenvallarta

ART

LA CRUZ MARINA FREE MOVIE NIGHT— In the VIP room at Marina Riviera Nayarit every Thursday at 8:00pm.

LECTURE: BASIC PHOTOGRAPHY AND PHOTOJOURNALISM— Directed to students of communication and / or photography sciences and interested in the subjects as a whole. 3 PM at Hotel Rosita (Paseo Díaz Ordaz # 901 Centro | facebook.com/VallartaPhotographer)

FOOD & BEVERAGE

PUNTA MITA CHEF’S TABLE: SUMMER SERIES— For foodies, this great event includes international guest chefs including Japanese Chef Yasuo Asaki visiting from July 5-7. Find the menu at www.facebook.com/puntamita. Beginning Thursday at 6 PM at Punta Mita, Nayarit.

ALL THAT SPARKLES: BUBBLES & CHEESE NIGHT— Enjoy a selection of 5 different sparkling wines paired with delicious artisan cheeses. 6:30 PM at Medregal Restaurant (Pulpito 120 | www.uncorkmexico.com | hola@uncorkmexico.com)

SPORTS

CAMPAMENTO DE JIU JITSU ROLLING ON THE BEACH— Summer Camp, 4 days of training, with Brazilian Jiu Jitsu World Champions. Beginning Thursday at 3 PM at Baan Singto Bahía in La Jarretadera, Nayarit. (Avenida de ingreso a Jarretaderas, No. 55)

Friday, July 6

ARTS

CINEMA CUC— New film every week, free and open to the public. 1:00 pm in the main auditorium at Centro Universitario de la Costa (Av. Universidad 203, Ixtapa | 322.222.1512 | www.cuc.udg.mx)

CINE CLUB EL MUÉGANO: FRIDAY CINEMA CYCLE ON SOCIAL NETWORKS— Enjoy movies about Social Networks at the Los Mangos Library Martes de Clássicos Cultural Center, 7pm. 20 pesos.  (Av. Francisco Villa No. 1001 | bibliotecalosmangos.com)

SIDDHARTHA THE MUSICAL— Siddhartha the musical is the adaptation based on the renowned novel by Hermann Hesse, which tells the story of a prince who decides to leave everything to seek the meaning of life. 8:30 PM at Teatro Vallarta (Uruguay 184 | teatrovallarta.com)

FOOD & BEVERAGE

WINE TASTING: PAIRING MEXICAN WINES AND CHEESES— Enjoy the best Mexican wines paired to perfection with the best Mexican artisan cheeses. 6:30 PM at Medregal Restaurant (Pulpito 120 | www.uncorkmexico.com | hola@uncorkmexico.com)

Saturday, July 7

FEATURED

2ND ANNUAL PUERTO VALLARTA MANGO FESTIVAL—held at Lazaro Cardenas Park on Saturday, July 7 from 4:00 to 10:00 pm. The event and entertainment is free. Tickets will be sold for 25 pesos to sample your favorite dish or mango drink. Come out and celebrate the sweetest produce of the summer – mangoes. Free live entertainment that starts with Orquesta Escuela de Puerto Vallarta at 5pm, followed by Hired Guns at 6pm, Da Crew at 7pm, Jose Carlos Olvera at 8pm and Alan Vallejo Garcia 9pm.

ARTS

QUE NO CULPE A NADIE DE MI MUERTE— Ramiro Daniel, award-winning director of ‘Princesas Desesperadas’, presents ‘Que no culpe a nadie de mi muerte’ (‘Let no one be blamed for my death’) returning Saturdays through July 28 at 8:30pm. Incanto Vallarta (Insurgentes 109, Old Town Puerto Vallarta |  322.223.9756 | www.incantovallarta.com)

RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS TRIBUTE— Favorite local musicians pay tribute to the Red Hot Chili Peppers. Presale $80, $100 event day. Reservation at 322 105 85 15 or inbox at www.facebook.com/roxyrockhousepvr. 11 pm at at Roxy Rock House (Ignacio L Vallarta 217)

GALA DE FOLCLOR INFANTIL— Vallarta Azteca presents the Children’s Folk Gala. Tickets available at the Vallarta Azteca Dance School and at www.teatrovallarta.com. 7 PM at Teatro Vallarta (Uruguay 184)

COMMUNITY

BINGO WITH PEARL— Saturdays at 4pm. Drink specials, gift certificates, and cash prizes. Special guests Ballet Folklorico Tradiciones will perform. Incanto Vallarta (Insurgentes 109, Old Town Puerto Vallarta |  322.223.9756 | www.incantovallarta.com)

Sunday, July 8

ARTS

DREAMING TOGETHER: GAY MEN’S CHOIR— On Sunday, July 8 at 7:30 pm, the Puerto Vallarta Gay Men’s Chorus, together with the Coro Gay Ciudad de México and the New York City Gay Men’s Chorus, will present a special concert, Dreaming Together, at Teatro Vallarta. Ticket prices range from $100 to $500 Pesos. Teatro Vallarta  (Uruguay 184 | teatrovallarta.com)

COMMUNITY

CORASUN DANCE EXPERIENCE #2— Allow your body to move, flow and connect. Early Bird Ticket until 7th July 200pesos. At the door, 250pesos. 10:45 AM at Plataforma 322 Producción Arte Cultura (Lucerna 153. Col. Versalles | corasun.boletia.com)

Monday, July 9

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VALLARTA DANCE FESTIVAL— The Vallarta Dance Festival workshop brings the culture of the Ballet Clasico and the Contemporary Dance to Vallarta. The project will develop knowledge and skills for young people through study of classical ballet and contemporary dance, culminating in a final public show. The course includes 32 hours of training (3 hours per day, 2 weeks of workshop) and the opportunity to be on stage and dance in front of the public. Begins Monday at 1 PM at Plataforma 322 Producción Arte Cultura (Lucerna 153. Col. Versalles | 01 322 225 4125 |www.plataforma322.com)

Tuesday, July 10

ARTS

DINNER AND A MOVIE: STEEL MAGNOLIAS— This week’s film begins at 7:15 pm, and will be preceded by a short, 15-minute introduction by local musicologist, Paco Ojeda. Presented in English with Spanish subtitles when available. Incanto Vallarta (Insurgentes 109, Old Town Puerto Vallarta |  322.223.9756 | www.incantovallarta.com)

CINE CLUB EL MUÉGANO: MARTES DE CINE— Enjoy movies at the Los Mangos Library Martes de Clássicos Cultural Center, 7pm. 20 pesos.  (Av. Francisco Villa No. 1001 | bibliotecalosmangos.com)

FOOD & BEVERAGE

POLISH PIEROGIES NIGHT— Delicious, authentic Polish handmade potatoes, cheese and bacon pierogies made by hand with a family recipe. By Reservations Only. tableagent.com/puerto-vallarta/warique-restaurant. 6 PM at Warique Restaurant (Aquiles Serdan 280 | 01 322 223 0889 | www.warique.x10.mx)

WINE TASTING: PAIRING MEXICAN WINES AND CHEESES— Enjoy the best Mexican wines paired to perfection with the best Mexican artisan cheeses. 6:30 PM at Medregal Restaurant (Pulpito 120 | www.uncorkmexico.com | hola@uncorkmexico.com)

Wednesday, July 11

ARTS

CINEMA CUC— Free. 1:00 pm in the main auditorium at Centro Universitario de la Costa (Av. Universidad 203, Ixtapa | 322.222.1512 | www.cuc.udg.mx)

CINE CLUB EL MUÉGANO: JAVIER BARDEM FILMS— Enjoy a retrospective of the cinema of actor Javier Bardem every Wednesday in July. $20 pesos. 7pm at the Library Los Mangos Cultural Center (Av. Francisco Villa No. 1001 | bibliotecalosmangos.com)

FOOD & BEVERAGE

BLIND WINE TASTING GAME— Test 5 amazing monovarietal wines from 5 different countries. All we know is the type (white or red), and we will try to guess the grape, the country, and the price range. Wine enthusiasts with all levels of wine knowledge welcome. 6:30 PM at Medregal Restaurant (Pulpito 120 | facebook.com/uncorckmexico)

MEXICAN COOKING CLASS: PESCADILLAS Y CEVICHE ESTILO ACAPULCO— Learn to prepare this summer-friendly, fresh, healthy and delicious meal, pescadillas and ceviche estilo Acapulco. 4 PM at the Spanish Experience Center (Calle Republica de Chile 182, Colonia 5 de Diciembre | 01 322 223 5864 | info@spanishexperiencecenter.com )

HEALTH & WELLNESS

BEACH YOGA— Bring your mat down to the beach for a gentle morning flow, every Wednesday at 9am at playa los camarones, in front of Barracuda restaurant. 70 pesos per person and children under 12 are free when accompanying an adult. Barracuda (Calle Paraguay 1290)

ONGOING EVENTS

SALSA DANCING/LESSONS— Wednesdays & Sundays at 8pm (upper terrace). All are welcome. Incanto Vallarta (Insurgentes 109, Old Town Puerto Vallarta |  322.223.9756 | www.incantovallarta.com)

DANCE HOT VALLARTA— Have fun, gain confidence, become a sought after partner, get your mind and body fit to the rhythm of music. No partner needed or date your mate. These classes are ongoing throughout the summer on Mondays, Thursdays and Sundays Thu 7:30 PM · Vallarta’s First Ballroom (479 Juarez Street | 322 292 0026 | vallartasfirstballrom.com)

MALECON SCULPTURES 101— Enjoy a relaxed walk by the ocean while chatting about the sculptures on the Malecon and the local art scene, plus a delicious Mexican brunch or snack at a charming and very unique spot. Wed, Thu and Fri at 9:00am. Make reservations through Vallarta101 (facebook.com/welovevallarta | 01 322 100 2253)

FOR THE LOVE OF GARLIC AND MANGO— Special menu available through July 31 featuring Mango & Garlic merged for a unique dining experience. River Cafe (Isla Rio Calle 4 | rivercafe.com.mx)

ART EXHIBITION: MARTINE SECHOY WOLFF— The works of Paris born artist on display from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm Monday-Friday at Art VallARTa Gallery through July 16. Free. (Calle Pilitas 213 | artvallarta.com)

PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION: 100 YEARS 70 IMAGES IN THE ROSITA—Photographers Estrellita Velasco, Josef Kondoll, Andrés Barria Davison, David Diaz, Soko Sandoval, Eva Sica, Arturo Pasos, Kristians Sics, Alma Castro, Luz Aurora Peres. 11 AM to 8 PM through July 16 at Hotel Rosita (Paseo Díaz Ordaz # 901 Centro | facebook.com/VallartaPhotographer)