Editor’s Note: A plethora of events this week

Vallarta Pride is in full swing with the parade happening tonight (Thursday, May 23). If it’s not too late, head to the Malecon to watch the spectacle! Friday afternoon starting at 4 pm is the Pulpito Drag Derby which is now being organized by SETAC, and they have a bunch of new events and things happening including a food court, a fashion show, and new games. This is always a ton of fun to watch. Get there early to find the best spot to see it all go down!

The City of Puerto Vallarta continues with its MayoFest events through to the end of the month. Probably the most exciting event is the free concert on the Malecon on May 31 featuring Los Azules Angeles, a very popular cumbia band. Expect large crowds! Restaurant week continues through June, and you can find details and more event information in the pages of the Tribune.

Starting on May 25, the 3rd Theater Festival of Puerto Vallarta is taking place at the Tercera Llamada Theater across the street from Macroplaza. The event spans six days and offers six different plays/theater productions – all in Spanish – but the language of theater is universal!

Finally, we are inching ever closer to the massive summer storms – I’ve seen several bets taking place with people predicting they come as early as this weekend. I’m no meteorologist, but what I do know is they eventually arrive and with them, a deluge of water that washes everything in its way into the rivers and ultimately the ocean. There are a couple of things you can do to help. 1. Reduce, Recycle, Reuse. 2. Pack a bag with you when you’re out and about so you can pick up the garbage that is all around you. 3. Follow FB group Limpia Tu Barrio PV for information on upcoming community sponsored clean-ups. 4. Read John Warren’s latest summer series – Vanishing Earth/Vanishing Home

Have a great week. Safe travels,

Photo courtesy of Limpia Tu Barrio PV