Upcoming Events: Thursday, August 2 – Wednesday, August 8

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Saturday, August 4

6TH PUNTA MITA BEACH FESTIVAL— This fun family summer event mixes sports, gastronomy and luxury in Mexico’s most exclusive residential community. More info: events.puntamita.com.

MONZON BREWING CO. ANNIVERSARY PARTY— Join Monzón Brewery for a birthday bash toasting their first year in Vallarta. The first 100 people in the door will receive a special thank-you surprise gift. Try the new jamaica-infused IPA, and enjoy a discount on 16 oz pours: $30 pesos from 4-6PM, $40 pesos from 6-8PM, and $50 pesos from 8-10PM. (All other beers priced normally.) There will be a craft beer pong tournament, and the kitchen will debut a special food menu with tasty treats featuring Monzón beer. 4 p.m. at Monzon Brewing Co. (Venustiano Carranza 239)

Sunday, August 5

CHERYL’S SHOEBOX 3RD ANNUAL SUMMER BASH— Help celebrate the 3rd annual Cheryl’s Shoebox Summer Bash held August 5th, 2018 at BabelBar located on the Isle Cuale. This fundraiser will feature live music and picnic style games where your favorite restaurants, bars and shops will compete for the title of Cheryl’s Shoebox Summer Beach Bash Champions. 2:00 pm to 8pm. Admission is $200 pesos More details at www.cherylsshoebox.org/summerbash.

Monday, August 6

CORN FESTIVAL— A visit to Jala and Xalisco this August can be a great way to experience the Riviera Nayarit and its traditions. Located just a short distance from the coast of Nayarit, the communities of Jala and Xalisco plan all sorts of events including dances, entertainment, horse races and cockfights. The festivities originated with the celebration of Our Lady of the Assumption and in Jala the biggest ear of corn wins a prize. August 6 – 15. More information at vallartanayaritblog.com.

RED WINES FROM AROUND THE WORLD WINE TASTING— Taste some of the most classic red wine grapes in the world, side by side. The wines in this tasting are premium bottles that retail between MXP $350-$900. The tasting also includes a substantial plate of cold cuts and cheese antipasto 6:30 PM at Medregal Restaurant (Pulpito 120 | www.uncorkmexico.com | hola@uncorkmexico.com)

Tuesday, August 7

EXPATS VALLARTA HAPPY HOUR— The local group of Expats In Vallarta is open to all ExPat residents, visitors and investors from other countries. The purpose of the group is informal fellowship and assistance for ExPats around Vallarta for those considering or living in the area. This week meeting Champions Sports Bar located in the Marina Marriott. Happy Hours are from 5-7 pm. There is no charge to attend, just pay for what you order. To make reservations for the Happy Hours and the Dinners, email sarawise45@gmail.com.

Wednesday, August 8

CHEF RUBEN’S MAGICAL MEXICAN SALSAS— Chef Ruben will take us on a journey of different sauces that can be used in many different ways. Taking classic Mexican ingredients and by doing a variety of cooking techniques he will show how you can get many different flavors, textures and options for other dishes. You will help in the preparation and we will eat different salsas as we prepare them. We will also learn how to make classic sopes with a filling and test all the salsas that we have made to have some wonderful flavors. Beer, wine, local spirits and jugos are included. $45 USD per person. 6 pm at ART Vallarta (213 Calle Pilitas | artvallarta.com)

MASTERS OF THE KITCHEN— Culinary Event with the presence of renowned chefs at an international level; Gilles Epie, Rob Gentile, Elizabeth Falkner among other international chefs. August 8 – 11. More Info: villagroupresorts.com/culinary-fests-2018/en/home

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)

DANCE

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. $50.00 pesos per class or $500.00 for the month (12 classes). Call Alberto for detailed information. Thu 7:32 PM · Vallarta’s First Ballroom (479 Juarez Street | 322 292 0026 | vallartasfirstballrom.com)

FILM

DINNER AND A MOVIE: MIDNIGHT EXPRESS— The weekly Tuesday 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)

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

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)

STAGE & THEATRE

GREATER TUNA— Local thespian and founder of Indianapolis’ Theatre in the Square, Ron Spencer joins Incanto’s owner Tracy Parks who both star in the reprise of the hit comedy ‘Greater Tuna’. This first in a series of comedic plays written by Jaston Williams, Joe Sears and Ed Howard is based upon the small fictional town of Tuna, Texas, a rural, small-minded hamlet chock full of eclectic characters who charm their way into the hearts of audiences. With over twenty characters played by just two actors with forty-two costume changes, it’s a wild, fun ride full of side-splitting comedy. Now back for a limited run on most Wednesdays at 8pm.  Reserve today with no online fees IncantoVallarta.com  8 pm at Incanto Vallarta (Insurgentes 109, Old Town Puerto Vallarta |  322.223.9756 | www.incantovallarta.com)

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)