Incanto: Princesas, Gipsy Kings and Juan Gabriel Tributes begin, Soprano Vanessa Amaro, and Cinco De Mayo

Gypsy Rumba plays traditional and original flamenco, gypsy and Latin rhythms on Sundays at 8pm in the main theater. Bandleader Cheko Ruiz will also present a tribute to ‘The Gipsy Kings’ on alternate Sundays starting May 6 at 8pm, featuring an irresistible blend of traditional flamenco styles. A variety of Special Guest musicians will join, including Eduardo Leon (Piel Canela) and Alex Gonzalez (Gypsy Rumba).

Loteria with Pearl and Renzo kicks off Incanto’s Cinco de Mayo celebration on Saturday, May 5 at 4pm. The party starts at 7:30pm with a variety of live entertainment, including Renzo ‘The Sexy Mariachi’, Ballet Folklorico Tradiciones, Tongo and surprise musicians. Mexican food and 2×1 margaritas all night long! No cover.

Paco Ojeda’s ‘Dinner and a Movie’ series is on Tuesdays at 7pm. He introduces the films, which are presented in English with Spanish subtitles (when available). Movies are shown on a new giant screen in air-conditioned comfort with a special menu available. Visit Incanto’s website for more details.

Vocalist Luis Villanueva presents a tribute show to iconic Mexican entertainer Juan Gabriel, accompanied by Music Director Fernando Uribe at the piano on May 3 at 8pm. Present local ID for discount tickets.

Opera soprano Vanessa Amaro presents ‘The Beautiful Voice’ on two Thursdays, May 10, 17 at 7pm. Stunning renditions of works from Puccini, Verdi and others will be performed, accompanied by pianist and composer David Troy Francis.

Hit comedy Greater Tuna starring Ron Spencer and Tracy Parks plays on Wednesdays at 8pm. The hilarious story of small town Texas with twenty-two eccentric characters played by two actors, with forty-two costume changes during the show.

In the piano bar

Tongo plays Latin/Cuban rhythms on his handmade flutes/drums on Tuesdays at 7:30pm. Also select mornings starting at 10am on the riverside terrace.

Joby Hernandez plays pop/rock favorites in English and Spanish on guitar most Wednesdays at 5pm. Also select mornings starting at 10am on the riverside terrace.

The Red Suitcases band plays classic rock/pop covers in English and Spanish Sundays and Wednesdays at 7:30pm.

Singer-songwriter Zoe Wood and Eduardo Leon (Piel Canela) play Nuevo Flamenco and Latin standards featuring originals and covers on Thursdays at 5pm.

Open Mic is on Thursdays at 7:30pm. Sing, dance, play an instrument. The stage is yours. Arrive early to sign up.

‘The Joan Houston Show’ with Bob Bruneau at the piano features The American Songbook Fridays at 5pm. Classic music and lots of laughs.

Bingo with Pearl is on most Saturdays at 4pm. Drink specials, gift certificates and cash prizes. Special guests include Ballet Folklorico Tradiciones.

Cheko Ruiz and Alex Gonzalez present acoustic Latin/flamenco covers in the piano bar on select Saturdays at 7:30 or 9:30pm. See calendar.

Luis Villanueva sings Mexican favorites, as well as American pop/classics in English and Spanish accompanied by Fernando Uribe at the piano on Fridays at 7pm.

Salsa dancing/lessons is on Wednesdays & Sundays at 8pm on the outdoor upper terrace. Friendly, supportive group. Newcomers welcome.

Incanto is located at Insurgentes 109 (at the Rio Cuale). For online tickets visit www.IncantoVallarta.com email Incantopv@gmail.com and call 322 223 9756 for reservations.

Princesas Desesperadas – Happily back in Vallarta

Perro Bravo Productions returns to Puerto Vallarta this spring with the Spanish adapted version of Tomas Ustusastegui’s comedy “Princesas Desesperadas”.

Under the clever direction of multi-award winner, Ramiro Daniel, and with the participation of award-winning actors Juan Pablo Hernandez, Juan Carlos Ramirez, Cesar Trujillo, and Cesar Bravo,  “Princesas Desesperadas” is a fast-paced comedy that tells the story of four Disney Princesses who get together fifteen years after their “happily ever after.” None of them are happy that they are not yet queens, and the sharp vaudeville-esque comedy quickly puts the audience in a voyeuristic situation as the characters, one by one, become unraveled as they peel off the tragedy of their lives piece by piece, drawing the spectators into a very private conversation among women; a conversation not meant to be heard by anyone else.

“Princesas Desesperadas” – in Spanish – began in Puerto Vallarta in April 2014, and has enjoyed overwhelming success ever since, playing to over two thousand people and receiving accolades from the media and the public.  Pero Bravo’s co-founder Cesar Bravo says “those who have seen this joyful production have become ardent – very ardent fans, with some having seen the production seven times!”

“Princesas Desesperadas” plays Incanto on Saturdays at 8:30pm, May 12, 19, 26 and June 2, 16, 23.