Upcoming Events: Thursday, July 19 — Wednesday, July 25

Thursday, July 19

FEATURED

R.I.S.E. SUMMER BENEFIT— A benefit to support continuing education for the children of R.I.S.E. (Refugio Infantil Santa Esperanza) in Puerto Vallarta. All proceeds from the event will go to education funds for the children of R.I.S.E. Tickets are available at Warique Restaurant for only $400MXN! Beer/Wine and delicious Food included. Raffles, door prizes and 50/50 prizes. Join us to support this amazing cause and meet the awesome children from R.I.S.E. 6 to 10 PM at Warique Restaurant (Aquiles Serdan 280)

ART

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

HANDBUILDING WITH CLAY AT ART VALLARTA— This class will take the beginner student through each step of coil and slab building. 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 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)

FOOD & BEVERAGE

FESTIVAL DEL CHOCOLATE & COCKTAILS— From July 17 to 31 come to CafeDesArtistes in Vallarta and Tuna Blanca in Punta De Mita for a special menu of desserts made with Callebaut Chocolate, as well as a selection of exotic cocktails! Cafe Des Artistes ( Guadalupe Sanchez 740 | cafedesartistes.com)

ALL THAT SPARKLES! BUBBLES & CHEESE NIGHT— Enjoy a selection of 5 different sparkling wines paired with delicious artisan cheeses. Expect the classic Italian prosecco, Spanish cava and French champagne and a couple of surprise new world sparklings – including of course a Mexican wine. 6:30 PM at Medregal Restaurant (Pulpito 120 | www.uncorkmexico.com | hola@uncorkmexico.com)

Friday, July 20

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)

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 ART VallARTa . Drop-ins are welcome (based on space availability). Art Vallarta Gallery (Calle Pilitas 213 | facebook.com/artvallarta)

ESAÚ GALVÁN: FLAMENCO GUITAR— Enjoy romantic Flamenco music  played accomplished guitarist Esaú Galván.  Every Friday evening beginning at 7:30 PM. Daiquiri Dick’s Restaurant (Olas Altas 314)

HAND BUILDING WITH CLAY, INTRODUCTION TO WHEEL THROWING, OPEN CLAY STUDIO AT ART VALLARTA— See Thursday’s listings.

Saturday, July 21

FEATURED

VI SEA TURTLE FESTIVAL— This festival, held in the community of Platanitos, serves up activities aimed at protecting the environment and the conservation of the sea turtles.

More info: facebook.com/Festival-tortuga-marina-playa-platanitos

COMMUNITY

LOTERIA WITH PEARL & BEV— 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)

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. From 12:00 – 1:00 pm at Centro Cultural Cuale (Aquiles Serdan #437)

Monday, July 23

ARTS

HAND BUILDING WITH CLAY, INTRODUCTION TO WHEEL THROWING, OPEN CLAY STUDIO AT ART VALLARTA— See Thursday’s listings.

Tuesday, July 24

ARTS

ESAÚ GALVÁN: FLAMENCO GUITAR— Esaú Galván, talented flamenco guitarist, will entertain you while you have a cocktail or an excellent Italian meal at restaurant Da Simone (Basilio Badillo 180)

DINNER AND A MOVIE: BEHIND THE CANDELABRA— 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)

HAND BUILDING WITH CLAY, INTRODUCTION TO WHEEL THROWING, OPEN CLAY STUDIO AT ART VALLARTA— See Thursday’s listings.

COMMUNITIES

EXPATS VALLARTA HAPPY HOUR— The local group of Expats In Vallarta is informal fellowship and assistance for ExPats around Vallarta. El Andariego Restaurant in Colonia 5 de Diciembre. 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.

FOOD & BEVERAGE

WINE TASTING: PAIRING MEXICAN WINES AND CHEESES— Enjoy the best Mexican wines paired to perfection with the best Mexican artisan cheeses. All wines are exclusive, premium bottles and the cheeses are sourced directly from small producers. All cheeses are made in the European style (think Camembert, Morbier, and gruyere) but produced locally and with a Mexican twist. 6:30 PM at Medregal Restaurant (Pulpito 120 | www.uncorkmexico.com | hola@uncorkmexico.com)

Wednesday, July 25

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)

GREATER TUNA— Local thespian and founder of Indianapolis’ Theatre in the Square, Ron Spencer joins Tracy Parks who both star in the reprise of the hit comedy ‘Greater Tuna’. 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. 8 pm at Incanto Vallarta (Insurgentes 109, Old Town Puerto Vallarta |  322.223.9756 | www.incantovallarta.com)

FOOD & BEVERAGE

CHEF RUBEN INIGUEZ: 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. 780.00 pesos, approx $45 USD per person. Art VallARTa (Calle Pilitas 213 | artvallarta.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

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

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)

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)

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)

WORLD KIZOMBA FLASH MOB PROJECT—  A group of more than 70 instructors, DJs and promoters recognized internationally seek to create a beautiful dance and cultural experience with a unified platform open to all. The FLASH MOB will 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. Attend rehearsals beginning Thursday, July 5. More information at www.worldkizombaproject.com or www.facebook.com/AcademiaSalsaenvallarta