Upcoming Events: September 13 – 19

Is your venue or organization hosting an upcoming or ongoing event? We are looking for events of all kinds to share with our readers so send the details our way to be listed here and in our various online calendars! To be included please add your listing at vallartatribune.com/eventos. Deadline for print publication is Friday before the Thursday publication date, but events appear online instantly and may still be included in our email newsletters.

THIS WEEK

DIA DE LA INDEPENDENCIA CELEBRATIONS

Viva México Fest at Mantamar Beach Club Friday, Sep 14 -through Sunday, Sep 16.

Captain Don’s Independence Day Party on Saturday, September 15.

Fiesta Mexicana at Sheraton Buganvilias Resort & Convention Center on Saturday, September 15 at 6pm.

Fiesta Patria at El Parque Hidalgo with civic ceremonies, traditional dances, commemorative parades, exhibitions, mariachis, food and lots of color and end the night with music and fireworks. Beginning Saturday at 8 am and lasting all day.

Incanto Celebrates ‘Día de la Independencia Mexicana’ featuring loteria with Mariachito & Frida and Aunt Pearl at 4 pm with Ballet Folklorico Tradiciones and Amber the male belly dancer.  Cheko Ruiz and Danny Renteria play Latin rhythms at 7:30. No-host taco bar and 2×1 margaritas all night and Dennis Crow piano sing-along at 9:30. No cover, more info at incantovallarta.com

14 Septiembre Dia del Charro with traditional Mexican parade commorating the Mexican Cowboy and hundreds of years of unique tradition. Charreria is a custom that started in the 1600’s and can now be seen on Friday, September 14 at 11:00 am along the Malecon in Puerto Vallarta.

Kermesse Mexicana 2018 at The Westin Resort & Spa on Saturday at 6pm. Mexican buffet for 410 pesos for adults and 205 pesos for children under 12 years old. In addition there will be mariachi, marimba and mechanical bull.  Reservations: 2261152

OTHER EVENTS

VALLARTAZO ELECTRONICO 2018— The first Vallartazo Electrónico, a festival with the most recognized D.J’s worldwide and the best of national talent, will entertain crowds at Esplanade Flamingos attras of the Mega.Zona Hotelera Norte. Fco Medina Ascencio Blvd. Saturday from 6 PM – 1 AM

LIFE DRAWING ART WORKSHOP— 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 included, 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 online tickets or buy in person at the box office after Sept. 10. Adults only 18+. IncantoVallarta.com

ONGOING EVENTS

ART

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. A fantastic cultural experience with a local friend. Wed, Thu and Fri at 9:00am. Make reservations through Vallarta101 (facebook.com/welovevallarta | 01 322 100 2253)

HANDBUILDING WITH CLAY AT ART VALLARTA— This class will take the beginner student through each step of coil and slab building. The instructor will familiarize you with terms ,tools and processes, supporting your creative vision. You will build simple projects from choosing your idea, applying techniques you learn, finishing with firing and glazing. Monday and Friday from 10:00am to 1:00pm and 1:30pm to 4:30pm; Tuesday and Thursday from 1:30pm to 4:30pm. 350 pesos plus Clay Kit (462 pesos). Art Vallarta Gallery (Calle Pilitas 213 | facebook.com/artvallarta)

INTRODUCTION TO WHEEL THROWING AT ART VALLARTA— This is the next step after fundamental building with clay. You  will be guided in interactive instruction on the electric potter’s wheel; learning basic techniques, necessary for progressing as an artist in clay using the potter’s wheel. Basic finishing techniques in high – fire clay, glazing, firing and loading the kiln. 350.00 pesos plus clay (462 pesos). Monday and Friday from 10:00am to 1:00pm and 1:30pm to 4:30pm; Tuesday and Thursday from 1:30pm to 4:30pm. 350 pesos plus Clay Kit (462 pesos). Art Vallarta Gallery (Calle Pilitas 213 | facebook.com/artvallarta)

OPEN CLAY STUDIO AT ART VALLARTA— Have a project you want to work on independently? Come take part working side by side with student’s from all classes and artists currently in the studio. No instruction is provided, but Rob will be present and available to help you out with equipment and basic needs. 350.00 pesos plus Clay Kit (if you need one). Monday and Friday from 10:00am to 1:00pm and 1:30pm to 4:30pm; Tuesday and Thursday from 1:30pm to 4:30pm. 350 pesos plus Clay Kit (462 pesos). Art Vallarta Gallery (Calle Pilitas 213 | facebook.com/artvallarta)

HARNESS THE POWER OF PAINTING WITH DOUGLAS SIMONSON— This class is for both beginning and experienced acrylic painters. Painter Douglas Simonson has 35 years of experience painting in acrylics and he will work with you in whatever area of painting you want to focus on, or he can help you decide on your focus. Class is every Friday from 1:30 PM to 4:30PM. Cost is $350 pesos per class. Easels, paints and brushes are available but bring your own brushes if you have your preferences. Bring your own canvas or purchase one at the ART VallARTa Art Supply Store located on the first floor. Drop-ins are welcome (based on space availability) or you can attend several classes for more in-depth study, or if you’re working on a more involved project. Art Vallarta Gallery (Calle Pilitas 213 | facebook.com/artvallarta)

FILM

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

CINEMA CUC— Free. 1:00 pm on Wednesdays and Fridays 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: MARTES DE CINE— Enjoy movies at the Los Mangos Library Martes de Clássicos Cultural Center, Tuesdays at 7pm. 20 pesos.  (Av. Francisco Villa No. 1001 | bibliotecalosmangos.com)

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, Fridays at 7pm. 20 pesos. (Av. Francisco Villa No. 1001 | bibliotecalosmangos.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)

SPIRITUAL & METAPHYSICAL LECTURE— Journey of self discovery at the Center For Spiritual Living Puerto Vallarta. Each week offers inspirational talk using spiritual tools for personal growth, along with discussion and fellowship afterwards. An open and inclusive spiritual community, all are welcome. Saturdays from 12:00 – 1:00 pm at Centro Cultural Cuale (Aquiles Serdan #437)

OTHER

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)

FURNITURE SHOPPING TOUR— Looking for an easy way to get around Vallarta and/or Guadalajara to check out furniture offerings for your new home or condo in Mexico? Save time, money and stress with this tour. Call, email, or sign up on the “Tours” tab on our website. (044 329 298 6399 | furniture@solutionsmexico.com | solutionsmexico.com)