Independence Day Fiesta, Paco Ojeda’s ‘Viva’ Mexico’ and Dinner/Movie resumes at Incanto

Join the fun at Incanto in the piano bar on Saturday, Sept. 15, for their Mexican Fiesta celebrating Independence Day. The fun starts at 4pm with Loteria with ‘Mariachito and Frida’ along with Aunt Pearl from ‘Greater Tuna’. Award-winning Ballet Folklorico Tradiciones will perform before leaving for China to compete again in an international dance festival. Amber, an internationally-known male belly dancer, will also perform. At 7:30pm, Cheko Ruiz & Danny Renteria play familiar Latin rhythms and covers, and Dennis Crow’s sing-along at the piano follows at 9:30pm. There will also be a no-host taco bar, special guests, two-for-one margaritas all night, and some fun surprises. Reservations are not required. No cover charge.

Local Artist Armando Reyes will present a second ‘Life Drawing’ art workshop on Friday, Sept. 14 at 8pm in the theatre. Audience members are invited to participate, however it is not a requirement to attend. Some art supplies will be provided, or you are welcome to bring your own. There will be a nude male model to draw. The artist will share his knowledge and techniques, and provide input and feedback. Your first drink is free! Visit Incanto’s website for more information.

Dinner and a Movie resumes at Incanto beginning Tuesday, Sept. 18 at 7pm in the theater with the 1992 film, ‘Like Water For Chocolate’. Host Paco Ojeda introduces the films and gives some interesting background information about them. A special dinner menu is also available. Enjoy Incanto’s cool air-conditioning and a fun evening with friends watching some of your favorites in a comfortable, relaxing atmosphere. Tuesdays at 7pm. Visit Incanto’s website and Facebook page for more information.

Paco Ojeda on Music presents another in his lecture series with ‘Viva Mexico’. In his own words, There is much more to Mexican music than ‘Cielito Lindo’,’Bésame Mucho’, ‘La Bamba’, and other popular Mexican songs, we sometimes force feed our tourists. In this lecture, we will take a close look at Mexico’s rich music history, from the first composers that sailed to America with Spanish conquistadors in the 16th Century, to some of today’s most vibrant contemporary composers.” Thursday, Sept. 20 at 7pm.

Visit Incanto’s website for more information www.IncantoVallarta.com. No cover charge in the piano bar. Located at Insurgentes 109 at the Rio Cuale. Current hours are 4pm-11:30pm Tues. – Sun. Phone: 322-223-9756. Casual dining. Closed on Mondays.