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Puerto Vallarta Bulletin - February 7, 2014

Preparations are underway for the Second Annual Puerto Vallarta Bugambilia Festival, which runs May 9-11.

To help raise funds the PV Garden Club is throwing a Gala Cocktail Party at the incredible Casa Chickie in the subdivision of Coto San Xoaquin, located just south of the city on Highway 200 on February 27, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. (Directions: Go south for 4.5 kilometers on Highway 200, after you pass Costa Sur Resort, turn left into the first driveway, which is the entrance to Coto San Xoaquin.)

Tickets for this party are 400 pesos and can be bought at Carol’s Boutique on Basilio Badillo 250, Mailboxes Etc. on Ignacio Vallarta 130, Galería Dante on Basilio Badillo 269 and

The evening includes passed appetizers by Chef Luis Villanueva and his team from ACES (Agencia de Catering Eventos y Servicios) a bugambilia essence welcome cocktail, tequila sampling, wine and non-alcoholic beverages.  There will be three entertainment areas with the following musicians: Bohemia Viva, Piel Canela and a mariachi band to be named. There will also be a painting by Kathleen Carillo that can be won as a door prize.

Chickie built her home with the idea of hosting many charitable affairs. It was designed with the largest palapa of any private home in Banderas Bay. The new owners Nick and Larry have opened their home and allowed the Vallarta Garden Club to host this cocktail party.

The Bugambilia Festival is part of the Garden Club’s efforts to make Puerto Vallarta the bougainvillea capital of the world and turn it into an international floral and cultural event with the hopes of drawing visitors from all over Mexico, the United States and Canada.

For more information visit their website at

Dragapella Divas

The sensational Kinsey Sicks will be singing a capella and making everyone laugh in Puerto Vallarta this month. They are doing two different shows. Their updated version of the inexplicably popular, “America’s Next Top Bachelor Housewife Celebrity Hoarder Makeover Star Gone Wild!” will be performed on February 11 and 13, 7:30 p.m. Catch the scandalous and especially naughty show, “Sickest of The Sicks” on February 12, 7:30pm.

All performance are at Act II Theater on Insurgentes 300 at the corner of Basilio Badillo and tickets are 24 dollars and can be purchased through

For over 16 years America’s favorite dragapella beautyshop quartet has served up a feast of music and comedy to audiences at performing arts centers, music venues and comedy festivals in every kind of town you can imagine in over 40 states.


The 2nd Annual Vallarta Real Estate Fair takes place in the heart of Puerto Vallarta Saturday, February 15, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. outdoors at Rivera Molino Plaza, Ignacio Vallarta 130.

This event is sponsored and organized by Timothy Real Estate Group. They will have 15 exhibitors ranging from home insurance to immigration to interior designers and attendance is free.

This year they have added a panel of professionals to give a brief introduction to a variety of relevant topics and then they will field questions from the audience. “Getting correct answers to the important questions can help everyone make the best of their international living experience,” says Carl Timothy, President of Timothy Real Estate Group.

The Vallarta Real Estate Fair is a wonderful opportunity for anyone who owns a home or is interested in buying or selling a Banderas Bay property.

The business environment is constantly changing and this event will assist you with all the important information about your real estate investments to help make your purchasing and foreign resident experience, both satisfying and enjoyable. For more information visit

Classical fun

This avant-garde musical group Well Strung is made up of four hunky, multi-talented young men and they are the latest rage. They combine classical and pop music with strings and vocals. You can catch their show at The Palm Cabaret, Olas Altas 508 in Zona Romantica starting at 7:30 p.m. The show dates include February 18, 19, 20, 22, 25, 26, 27 and March 1. Tickets are 24 dollars and can be purchased on

Well Strung is comprised of first violinist Edmund Bagnell, second violinist Chris Marchant, cellist Daniel Shevlin, and violist Trevor Wadleigh. They specialize in pairing classical music by Beethoven, Mozart, and Vivaldi with pop hits by Britney Spears, Kesha and Adele.

Open House

A real estate wonderland opens up to you during the International Friendship Club’s (IFC) Home Tours. Every Tuesday and Wednesday through April 9. You’ll travel in comfort on an air-conditioned tour bus while enjoying an entertaining narrative by friendly tour guides. They will take you to four unique Puerto Vallarta homes, ranging from small, traditional style casas to multi-million dollar beachfront condos and villas. Tours last approximately three hours and cost 450 pesos.

The IFC Home Tours depart at 10:30 a.m. from Sea Monkey Restaurant on Los Muertos beach at Calle Aquiles Serdán in Zona Romantica just south of Molino de Agua condos. Arrive at least 30 minutes before the 10:30 a.m. departure. Advance tickets are available online via PayPal at or in Mexican pesos at the International Friendship Club (on the corner of Calle Libertad and Miramar in Colonia El Centro) from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday. On tour days, tickets go on sale at 9 a.m. at the Sea Monkey Restaurant and are subject to availability and it is cash only.

For over 25 years the IFC has conducted these tours, which funds support various area non-profits. This season, money will be donated to the International Friendship Club’s Cleft Palate Surgery Program and a few other charitable organizations. Get your walking shoes ready, grab your camera, and get ready to enjoy a fun-filled day of discovery, while giving a helping hand to the less fortunate.


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