The Puerto Vallarta Gay Men’s Chorus holds its sixth annual fundraising gala – Crystal Ball, an Evening Under the Stars – on Friday, March 23, 7 p.m. at the Casa Karma Boutique Resort (Barra de Navidad 1247, Conchas Chinas).
The cost of 1,800 pesos per person includes hors d’oeuvres and a sumptuous buffet meal prepared by resident chef Elvira Prado, and cocktails courtesy of celebrated mixologist Orlando Cano. Guests will also be the first to hear the Chorus’ Spring Concert, featuring Broadway and show tunes.
There will be “dancing under the stars” and a silent and live auction. Free valet parking will be available.
The Puerto Vallarta Gay Men’s Chorus includes approximately 50 to 100 singers from Mexico, Canada and the United States, as well as other countries. Directed by Alfonso Lopez, the group’s repertoire mixes traditional choral music with musical theater, jazz and pop. They always incorporate plenty of fun comedic material in both English and Spanish into their performances.
Tickets for the fundraising gala are on sale at the Timothy Real Estate Group office (Ignacio L. Vallarta 130) in the Rivera Molino Plaza. For more information, see pvmenschorus.org.
The 3rd Ballenarte Conservation Festival, scheduled Tuesday, March 20 through Friday, March 23, offers a series of ecological, cultural and recreational activities for the entire community, as well as visitors to the region.
The major aim of the festival is to raise awareness regarding the importance of protecting the humpback whale.
The event is organized by the federal Comisión Nacional de Áreas Naturales Protegidas (CONANP) and the non-profit Ecología y Conservación de Ballenas (ECOBAC).
Scheduled events are:
Tuesday, March 20, 8 p.m.: Sonic Sea Documentary, in Puerto Vallarta’s Jardin de la Luna
Wednesday, March 21: Yuba and the Ball in the Marina Riviera Nayarit at 4 p.m. and at the Punta de Mita Community Center at 6 p.m.
Thursday, March 22, 4 p.m.: Storytelling in Puerto Vallarta’s Los Mangos Library
Friday, March 23, 4 p.m.: Whales and Friends Environmental Fair in the Bucerias Plaza
Democrats Abroad Costa Banderas holds its annual membership meeting Monday, March 26, 5-7 p.m. in the upstairs theater at Nacho Daddy (Basilio Badillo 287).
The agenda for the event will include an evaluation of the last year, planning for the next several months before the U.S. election, the election of new board members, and a fun and challenging public affairs quiz with prizes for the best performance.
Nacho Daddy will be offering a 10-percent discount on food and drink during the event, and Democrats Abroad will pay 100 pesos on each member’s bill for all who come to the meeting.
Democrats Abroad’s third forum of the year, “North America: The Independent Continent,” will be Monday, March 19, 1-3 p.m. in the Red Room at ACT II Stages, (Insurgentes 330). For more information, visit the DemocratsAbroad CostaBanderas Facebook page.