Winter in Puerto Vallarta is busy and there are plenty of things to keep you occupied during this festive time of year. Here are just a few.
The Puerto Vallarta Men’s Chorus sings a mix of traditional Christmas music along with their own renditions of a few popular holiday songs. The concert takes place at 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, December 15 at Teatro Vallarta on Uruguay 184 in el Centro.
This double bill includes singer, Kim Kuzma. She’s a long time entertainer in Puerto Vallarta, has a wonderful voice and a great sense of humor. The Alas, Escuelas de Canto will make a guest appearance. This chorus is led by Kharla Barrigan that assembled a group for young people who wanted to express themselves through singing.
Tickets are 100, 250, and 300 pesos and are available through Ticketmaster.com, at the Ticketmaster Outlet in Galerias Vallarta Mall (across for the cruise terminal) at the Teatro Vallarta Box Office on Uruguay 184, and at MailBoxes Etc. on I. L. Vallarta 130.
The extravaganza combining dance, music and theater is back at Teatro Vallarta for another exciting season. Fandango is a contemporary musical interpretation of Mexican cultural traditions. The production has 30 dancers and 15 musicians.
The stage show takes the audience through history. They start with pre-Hispanic myths leading to the rise of tequila and the traditional sounds of Jalisco and follow trends to the present day. The performance is enhanced by live mariachi music, a colorful wardrobe, acrobatic dancing and a dazzling light show.
Dates for Fandango: December 14, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 26, 27, 28, 29 and 31. The shows start at 6:30 p.m. and tickets are 400 pesos and children are free. Tickets can be purchased through http://www.ticketmaster.com.mx. For more information, visit their website, www.Fandango.mx.
Classic Holiday Music
The Puerto Vallarta Chamber Orchestra will perform its annual Christmas Concert at two venues. A 3 p.m. matinee on Sunday, December 15 at the Paradise Community Center on Pulpito 127 in Zona Romantica in Puerto Vallarta. The doors open at 2 p.m.
The second show takes place on Monday, December 16 at 8 p.m. at the Marival Resort Convention Center located on the corner of Blvd. Nuevo Vallarta and Paseo de los Cocoteros in Nuevo Vallarta. The doors open at 7p.m. The orchestra will play many traditional Christmas favorites.
Tickets are available at the door and the cost is 200 pesos per person and students and children are only 50 pesos.
The orchestra started out as a small group of friends who played chamber music together and the group has grown into a 30-piece ensemble. This year’s program will be conducted by Daniel Oliveros, one of the instructors at Puerto Vallarta’s Youth Orchestra School in Pitillal. He is a multi-faceted performer and has been very involved with the music community in Puerto Vallarta.
Local restaurateur and performer Sol Rose takes his talent to the next level in his show, The Rat Pack. This performance is filled with all your favorite songs from Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr. and Frank Sinatra. Sol brings those entertaining gents to life with flair and lots of humor. He is a one man show that continually satisfies his audience.
The Rat Pack can be seen at The Palm Cabaret and Bar on Olas Altas 508 in Zona Romantica, Puerto Vallarta. Dates for the shows include: December 11, 14 and 19 (Special Christmas Show), January 4, 5 p.m. and January 11, 5 p.m. and February 8, 15 and 21. Shows start at 7:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted. Tickets are 50 pesos and can be bought through the website, www.ThePalmPV.com.
“The Palm is an intimate lounge setting and is the perfect environment for this type of show,” says Sol Rose, Entertainer, “I am very blessed to have such a loyal audience in Puerto Vallarta. The support is fabulous.” His first two performances sold out on November 30 and December 5.
Rock The House
The four young men that stroll through Puerto Vallarta and play for tips at various restaurants continue to make strides in the performances. Los Bambinos return to Roxy Rock House for a two-hour stage show. The venue’s address is Ignacio L. Vallarta 217 on PV’s south side. They will perform every Tuesday night (except New Year’s Eve) from December 3, 2013 through April 22, 2014.
This energetic and talented group of brothers has devoted fans. They appeal to young and old alike because of their wide range of cover songs, which spans several decades. Their repertoire contains hits from the Beatles, the Beach Boys, Donna Summer, The Bee Gees, The Eagles, the Gypsy Kings and Lenny Kravitz, just to name a few. Tickets cost 250 pesos and can be purchased online via www.eventbrite.com.
Puerto Vallarta’s 12-day observances honoring the city’s patron saint, Our Lady of Guadalupe, began on December 1. During this period dozens of processions file through city streets each day to Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, adjacent to the main square.
The colorful processions are organized by civic groups, schools and community associations. Many of the walkers will wear traditional Mexican costumes and carry religious offerings to their saint. The celebrations conclude on December 12 – Dia de la Virgin de Guadalupe – with a fireworks display and fiesta on the main plaza.