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Puerto Vallarta Bulletin - March 4, 2017

Fundraisers

Murphy’s Irish Pub on the Malecon is hosting two St. Patrick’s Day warm-up events for charity.

The Vallarta Celtfest on Saturday, March 11 is a live music celebration on the Malecon, across from Murphy’s and next to El Faro, from 3 p.m. Here’s the musical line-up:

3 p.m. - Daniel Oliveros Trio (traditional Celtic instruments).

4 p.m. - Dave Whitty (traditional Irish and Newfoundland Pub Songs).

5 p.m. - La Trez Cuartoz (Celtic rock band).

St. Patrick’s celebrations continue with more music in Murphy’s Pub from 6 p.m. until 2 p.m.

Celtic food specialties are available: corned beef and cabbage, Guinness stew, fish and chips and more.

Murphy’s is again the place for traditional music and food, for a pre-St. Patrick’s Party on Wednesday, March 15, noon-4 p.m.  The cost is 250 pesos, which is good for a full menu of authentic Irish dishes, including beer stew, mashed potatoes, corned beef and cabbage, fish and chips, salad and dessert.  

Live music will be going on throughout the afternoon. There will also be a donation raffle and a 50-50 drawing from 2 to 4 p.m.

Proceeds from both these events will benefit the playground in Vista Hermosa through the American Legion, the Navy League, the Jay Sadler Project and DIF Vallarta. 

Intercam Banco Puerto Vallarta is a sponsor of the Navy League playgrounds. This will be the second, following the first one opened in El Tuito.

Make New Friends

Expats in Vallarta is a free social group that has regular events throughout the year. This is a great way to meet others who live full or part time or are vacationing in Banderas Bay. Here are the March events.

Zumba – Every Wednesday, 9-10 a.m. in the plaza by the Iglesia Maria Reina de la Paz, Albatros 270 in the Marina. Classes are taught by professional Cathy Taylor and they are free. Everyone is invited to participate and this version of zumba is for beginners. For more details, contact Cathy at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Morning Joe – Tuesday, March 7 and Tuesday, March 21, 10 a.m. to noon at Starbucks in Marina Vallarta, Plaza Nima Bay, Paseo de la Marina 121, across from the whale statue. Grab a cup of coffee and come outside on the patio and meet other expats.

Sunset Fun – Tuesday, March 14 and Tuesday, March 28, 2017, 5-7 p.m. at Langostinos on Los Muertos Beach, Manuel M. Dieguez 109, next to the pier. Great drinks, appetizers and an amazing sunset.

Special Event Dinner – Thursday, March 16, 6 p.m. sharp, El Andariego Restaurant, Mexico 1358 in downtown Puerto Vallarta. Special Event Dinner - Thursday, March 30, 6 p.m. sharp, Las Adelitas Restaurant, Av. Fluvial Vallarta 234, near Costco. 

Reservations for special event dinners must be made in advance since no tickets are sold at door. Prices include tax and tip, beverages and drink tips are extra. To make a reservation, email Sara This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

For more information, check out expatsinvallarta.com.

PuRR Fundraiser

Join fellow feline supporters at Daiquiri Dick’s Restaurant, Olas Altas 314 in Old Town Puerto Vallarta on Tuesday, March 21, 6 p.m. for the PuRR Project Happy Hour.

Tickets are 450 pesos and include two creative cocktails, a splendid array of appetizers and a front-row seat for one of Puerto Vallarta’s fabulous sunsets on the outdoor patio. There will be a raffle with great prizes and live entertainment. Tips for waiters are included and there could be a surprise or two. You can also have an intuitive reading for just 100 pesos – bring a question for the psychic.

Tickets are on sale now and available at Daiquiri Dick’s or by contacting Marilyn at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

PuRR Project is a no-kill feline shelter located on one-half acre just north of Puerto Vallarta. Right now the shelter houses more than 150 cats. The adults roam free within a fenced garden, giving them a natural and safe environment in which to live. The kittens have their own nursery, which is an enclosed structure with an open-air patio. The sanctuary also has a clinic for surgeries and veterinary care.

Monies raised will help cover PuRR Project’s operating expenses which includes vet care, spaying and neutering, food, kitty litter and facility maintenance. For more information visit PurrProject.com or send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Oldies but Goodies

The Laurel Canyon show featuring the music of John Denver, Carole King, Linda Ronstadt, Judy Collins, the Beatles, Mamma Cass, the Eagles, David Crosby, Steven Sills, Graham Nash, Frank Zappa, Joni Mitchell and more can be seen at in The Red Room at Act II, Basilio Badillo 330, in Puerto Vallarta this month.

Musician Renee Armand worked with these artists during the height of the music’s popularity. The show is based on her travels with these famous singers and she also shares tales from the road. 

Enjoy and sing along in The Red Room on March 7, 9, 11, 14, 16 and 18. Ticket prices start at US$20 and can be purchased online at actiientertainment.com, at the box office (opens at 10 a.m. daily), or at the second box office location, across the street from Garbos on Calle Pulpito in the Romantic Zone.