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Puerto Vallarta Bulletin - December 28, 2019

Neonic Fest 2019

The Neonic Fest promises to transport listeners to “a place of multiple dimensions and new experiences.”

Featuring Diplo and Claptone, this inaugural annual music festival will also provide VIP lounges, on-site photos and fun activities, as well as gourmet food and drink options.

pg30Date and time: From 2 p.m. Saturday, December 28 until 2 a.m. Sunday, December 29. Tickets @ www.neonicfest.com.

Holiday shows

• La Gata-Foro Bar presents “Cri-Critica la Grilla Cantora: brilliant fight songs,” a show from Mexican-Argentine company Luna Negra, featuring the voice of Luciana Castellani and the mouse Gus-Gus, with Elliot Sandin Bañuelos on the guitar. This is a subversive, musical, and fun show not to be missed. Seating is limited.

Saturday, December 28, 9:30 p.m. Tickets 150 pesos presale, 200 pesos on day of the event.

La Gata-Foro Bar is at Matamoros 869-A. Reservations: 322-191-7478.

• Another holiday presentation is from Sutton Lee Seymour, known as the “Robin Williams of Drag.”

New York City’s campiest live-singing queen of stage and screen is now touring her best-selling shows in the United States, Mexico, Brazil and Europe – and also the seven seas with Atlantis Events! Her shows are always filled with great vocals, dance, and some of the craziest antics you have ever seen.

Sutton presents her last two shows of “Stocking Stuffer,” a comedic look at the holidays through jokes and original song, at The Palm on Tuesday, December 31 and Friday, January 3, 9:30 p.m. She will be back at The Palm with her new show, “Booby Tunes,” January 7, playing Tuesdays and Fridays, 9:30 p.m.

• Meanwhile, David Hernandez and Effie Passero return to The Palm for the second year in a row, coming together to create a modern-day Sonny & Cher.

Hernandez possesses vocals worthy of any stage, be it from the small theater to Carnegie Hall. Effie, who is also a songwriter, will sing her way into your heart with original and cover material. The two harmonize effortlessly, and the result is pure gold. A huge hit last year, they are guaranteed to up their game this holiday season. Their show opens on Thursday, December 26 and runs through January 6.

For more information, tickets and the 2019-2020 season’s complete line-up, visit ThePalmCabaret.com.

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Christmas Circus

Funny helpers and magical creatures take us on a journey of fun and adrenaline with circus arts, dance, music, joy and more. Come and have fun with a show for the whole family, as every adult ticket includes a free child ticket! The Christmas Circus show runs daily December 29 to January 5, 7 p.m. at the Teatro Vallarta.

Yelapa Gathering

All are invited to the first annual “Yelapa Gathering,” a sustainable, intimate congregation focused on music, art and human awareness.

This space has been created for like-minded individuals to manifest a community of conscious creatives – raising vibrations about social/environmental responsibility through expressiveness and unity while dancing in paradise.

The gathering takes place January 3 to 6 and will include two music stages (Beach & Jungle), workshops, temazcal and other ceremonies, vegetarian and vegan food vendors, art installations, and much more.

Dress to express yourself and let others do the same. This is a safe space for any gender, ethnicity or sexual orientation.

Come with an open mind and be ready to have the best weekend of the year. Stay in the loop by following @yelapa.gathering, https://yelapagathering.com.

New Year’s Eve parties

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While most of downtown Puerto Vallarta will become one huge street party on New Year’s Eve, there are plenty of indoor events and special dinners to choose from. Here are some of the highlights:

 

Residences SkyBar, Pulpito 220, Zona Romantica. 10 p.m.-2 a.m.  The best seats in Puerto Vallarta to enjoy the fireworks show and ring in 2020!  The 600-peso admission includes champagne for a New Year’s toast (admission with prepaid reservations only). Purchase bracelets at the bar, through Pinnacle Resorts Reception or at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 322-287-0371.

Marriot Resort, Paseo de la Marina Norte 435, Marina Vallarta. 8 p.m.-2 a.m.  Enjoy a New Year’s Eve party accompanied by an exquisite dinner and live music, including welcome cocktail with canapes, open bar, live music in the ballroom, a five-course gourmet dinner, countdown to 2020, fireworks, and mariachi to continue the party. Reservations: 322-226-0017.

Almar Resport/Top Sky Bar, Amapas 380, Zona Romantica. 8 p.m.-2 a.m.  “Dinner, fireworks, show, open bar, four-course dinner, glass of champagne, 12 grapes. Reservations: 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..

The Westin Resort & Spa, Paseo de la Marina Sur 205, Marina Vallarta. 8 p.m.-2 a.m. Live music, DJ, welcome canapes, gala dinner buffet, open bar, children’s area and surprises. Reservations: 322-226-1152, WhatsApp: 322-201-0664, or 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..

Sheraton Bougavillas, Blvd. Francisco Medina Ascencio 999, Hotel Zone. 8 p.m.-1 a.m. 1980s style celebration includes welcome cocktail, live orchestra, open bar, buffet, 12 grapes, raffle and fireworks.

Reservations: 322-226-0404, ext. 6310.

“Rewind,” A NYE party by Will Gorges, featuring DJ Roland Belmares.  Gorges has produced unforgettable gay parties in Amsterdam, Berlin, Puerto Rico, Long Beach, Malibu and Salt Lake City. Buy your tickets now and prepare yourself for the event of the year in one of the hottest gay destinations worldwide. See https://willgorges.com.

Toys for Tots

Monday, January 6, 2020 is Three Kings Day in Mexico, known as El Día de Reyes. The date commemorates The Epiphany on the church calendar – the 12th day after Christmas – when the three Magi arrived bearing gifts for the newborn baby Jesus. In Mexico, children traditionally receive gifts on Three King’s Day and often write letters to the Magi requesting a toy or gift that they would like.

Each and every year in Puerto Vallarta, Casa Magna Marriott Resort, The Navy League and local businesses join forces to distribute thousands of toys to children who would not receive a gift on Three King’s Day.

This year’s Toys for Tots distribution to the neediest communities in the Banderas Bay region – from Cabo Corrientes to Riviera Nayarit – will take place on Monday, January 6. If you would like to be part of one of the most heartwarming traditions in Vallarta, come to the parking lot of the Casa Magna Marriott in Marina Vallarta at 7 a.m. and help bring smiles to the children of Vallarta.