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Puerto Vallarta Bulletin - January 20, 2018

Poker Tour

The Annual PV Poker Tour will be held Saturday, January 20,  Participants are required to make a 150-peso donation to take part in the event which will start at 1 p.m. at Steve’s Sports Bar, before heading to Escondida Sports Bar, The Salty Caesar, Nacho Daddy, All Access & Bar La Playa, Kelly’s Pour Favor. 

The tour will finish around 5 p.m. at Murphy’s Irish Pub with a raffle drawing and the poker hand winners. Transportation will be provided by the participating bars – players can ride in the shuttle or walk.

Half of the proceeds will be divided between the Torpedos (Pop Warner Football) and JSP Community Relations projects. The other half will be distributed to the top three winners.

Library fund-raiser

The Biblioteca Los Mangos hosts the 18th edition of its annual art auction and sale – “Subasta de Arte” – on Thursday, January 25, beginning 6 p.m.

Entrance is free of charge, and there will be a live auction, music and food and beverages for sale.

The art auction is the library’s primary fundraising event of the year.

The Puerto Vallarta library has been serving the community for 21 years, offering professional training to help stimulate the personal growth of the town’s inhabitants.

Notes the library’s website: “Keep in mind that if you donate, buy or come to dinner this night, you will be contributing to a unique organization that brings value, inspiration, training and opportunities to people of all ages, social conditions and nationalities … We hope to count on your support and surprise you with the effort to make a better event and fully honor the trust of our artists, donors and friends; all passionate about the mission of Los Mangos Library.”

The library is located at Francisco Villa 1001. Call (322) 224-9966 for more information or see bibliotecalosmangos.org.


Fashion show

Daiquiri Dick’s (Olas Altas 314) hosts the fifth annual PuRR Project Fashion Show and Brunch Tuesday, February 6, 10:30 a.m.

As well as seeing the creations of local fashionistas and jewelers, attendees will enjoy a delicious three-course meal, and can take part in a raffle for some fabulous prizes.

Tickets are 500 pesos and available at Daiquiri Dick’s, MailBoxes Etc. and Sucesos Boutique. You can also email 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 has over 130 adorable cats and kittens in residence. Donations are the only source of funding to provide food, shelter and veterinary care for these rescued animals and events like this help with these necessities.

Pasitos de Luz

A charity luncheon to raise funds for Pasitos de Luz will be held at The River Café (Isla Rio Cuale 4), Saturday, February 3, 1 p.m. The event is hosted by Alexander A Salon, who will be showcasing their new hair styles, along with fashions from Vogue Boutique.

Pasitos de Luz is a non-profit organization founded by the mothers of disabled children that serves the needs of children with disabilities and their low-income families. These children often suffer from acute physical and psychological illnesses and many are unable to enter the mainstream education system. By providing a safe place for these children during the day, both parents are able to go out to work. This extra income is essential for many families who live on the breadline. 

Tickets for the luncheon are 350 pesos and can be purchased from Alexander A Salon in Plaza Marina. Or call (322) 103-7938 for delivery details.  Also seepasitosdeluz.org for more information about the charity.


Incanto Cabaret, Piano Bar & Cafe has lined up some talented and entertaining performers over the next few weeks.

Acclaimed Cher impersonator Thirsty Burlington (aka Scott Townsend) continues his run on January 21, 23, 25 and 27, 9 p.m.

Duende is a trio comprised of Geo Uhrich, Luis Rascon and Lilly Alcantara who fuse classic masterpieces with new tones and rhythms. They use eights instruments – nylon guitar, electric violin, electric cello, cello, keyboards, electric guitar, flute, duduk and percussion – during their professionally scored performance. They play January 26; February 2, 9, 23 and March 1, 7 p.m.

The Gospelicious Gospel Brunch is a one-off show on Sunday, January 28, noon, featuring The Holy Host Singers, Hannah Brady, Hulda Hix, and Luis Villanueva. Troy Francis accompanies at the piano with the Resurrection Band. Advanced paid reservations are requested.

Well-Strung, a New York-based singing string quartet that blends pop/classical music, is booked for multiple dates between January 30 and February 28.

See Incanto’s website, incantovallarta.com, for the venue’s full schedule of events and times. The box office is open from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. It is located at Insurgentes 109; telephone (322) 223-9756/

Queen tribute

Outstanding Queen tribute artist Johnny Zatylny is visiting Mexico for the first time this month. He performs at The Luna Lounge in Bucerias on January 21, La Pina Colada in Guayabitos on January 23 and Incanto in Puerto Vallarta on January 24.  Critics say his vocal technique exhibits the excellent rhythm, smooth phrasing and stamina that Queen frontman Freddie Mercury was famous for.



Puerto Vallarta kicked off 2018 with a modest increase in its hotel occupancy rate compared with the previous year.  Occupancy for the first two weeks of the year was 95 percent – up four percent.

Vialidad Municipal (the local traffic department) has instigated its own version of the breathalyzer operations (Salvando Vidas) introduced in Guadalajara over the past few years. On the weekend of January 13-14, 140 drivers were tested, with 19 ticketed for being over the regulated limit of alcohol intake.  The difference with the Guadalajara program is that drivers are not taken off to the “drunk tank.” The checks will be ongoing, municipal authorities say.