Upcoming Events: February 23 – March 1

We’ve been working on beefing up our social calendar, but we know it’s not yet complete! Please share your events with us so we can spread the word. We welcome recurring and one-time events of all sorts. If our readers might be interested in it, so are we! If you have an event you’d like to include here, please email it to  editor@vallartatribune.com and don’t forget to list it on the website for free.

Friday, February 23

Special Events

18TH ANNUAL SAN PANCHO MUSIC FESTIVAL – Friday, February 23-25, each night starting at 5 pm this free music festival fills the streets with live music and lots of great food, art, crafts and more to purchase. Two stages. Schedule on page 33 this week.

DEMOCRATS ABROAD ACADEMY AWARD WEEK: The Shape of Water— R | 2h 3min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy. Nominated for 13 Oscars. From master storyteller Guillermo del Toro comes The Shape of Water, an otherworldly fable set against the backdrop of Cold War era America circa 1962. In the hidden high-security government laboratory where she works, lonely Elisa (Sally Hawkins) is trapped in a life of isolation. Elisa’s life is changed forever when she and co-worker Zelda (Octavia Spencer) discover a secret classified experiment. Beginning on February 23, all nine Academy Award-nominated films for “Best Picture” will begin showing every night at 6 pm at The Jazz Foundation. Ticket donation is 100 pesos. Tickets will remain on sale during the week of films prior to each film for one hour, from 5 to 6 pm. The Jazz Foundation is located on the 2nd floor of Allende #116 overlooking the Malecón in downtown Puerto Vallarta.

Live Music & Entertainment

Puerto Vallarta

BRANDEN & JAMES – YOU HAD ME AT CELLO at 7:00 pm; Amy Armstrong – Livin’ La Diva Loca at 9:30 pm. The Palm Cabaret (Olas Altas 508, Zona Romántica | 322.222.0200 |  www.thepalmcaberet.com)

THE JOANIE SHOW at 5:00 pm; DUENDE at 7:00 pm; ZOE LEWIS at 8:00 pm; MICHAEL MCKASSEY at 10:00 pm. Incanto Vallarta (Insurgentes 109, Old Town Puerto Vallarta |  322.223.9756 | www.incantovallarta.com)

LEGENDS starring Paul Fracassi at 5:00 pm; CALIFORNIA DREAMING’ The Mamas and the The Papas tribute at 7:00 pm; SIMPLY THE BEST Tina Turner tribute at 7:30 pm; THE QUEEN OF GREEN Hedda Lettuce at 9:30 pm. Act II Entertainment Stages (Basilio Badillo 330, Altos, Emiliano Zapata | 322.222.1512 | www.act2pv.com)

FIESTA LATINA | LATIN PARTY— An Italian dinner show venture, Los Bambinos dinner seating begins at 6:30 pm, and music starts at 8:00 pm. Bambinos Trattoria (Aguacate 314 at Carranza street in Old Town Puerto Vallarta | 322.222.4357 | www.bambinostrattoria.com)

Bucerias

ERIC CLAPTON TRIBUTE SHOW with Cliff Edwards. Hear favorites like “Tears in Heaven,” “Lay Down Sally” and “Cocaine.” Luna Lounge (Avenida México 27, Bucerías | 329 298 3242 | lunaloungebucerias.com)

Markets & Shopping

MARSOL FRIDAY MARKET— 9:30 am to 1:30 pm by the Pier. Open every Friday all year located on Francisco Rodriguez.

BOHEMIO ARTISANS CO-OP— 10:00 am to 2:00 pm at 625 Lazaro Cardenas in Old Town.

SAYULITA MERCADO DEL PUEBLO— 9:00 am to 2:00 pm

Weekly Events

FREE MOVIE: “CRONOS”— 1:00 pm in the main auditorium at Centro Universitario de la Costa (Av. Universidad 203, Ixtapa | 322.222.1512 | www.cuc.udg.mx)

Saturday, February 24

Special Events

ANNUAL CHILI COOK OFF— Vote for your favourite chili, live music, raffle prizes and more in support of local charities. $250 peso admission includes order of riblets, drink and all you can eat chili. 1:00 to 5:00 pm at El Rio BBQ & Bar in Paso Ancho.

DEMOCRATS ABROAD ACADEMY AWARD WEEK: Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri— R | 1h 55min | Crime, Drama. Nominated for 7 Oscars. A darkly comic drama from Academy Award nominee Martin McDonagh (In Bruges). After months have passed without a culprit in her daughter’s murder case, Mildred Hayes (Academy Award winner Frances McDormand) makes a bold move, painting three signs leading into her town with a controversial message directed at William Willoughby (Academy Award nominee Woody Harrelson), the town’s revered chief of police. When his second-in-command Officer Dixon (Sam Rockwell), an immature mother’s boy with a penchant for violence, gets involved, the battle between Mildred and Ebbing’s law enforcement is only exacerbated. Ticket donation is 100 pesos. Tickets will remain on sale during the week of films prior to each film for one hour, from 5 to 6 pm. The Jazz Foundation is located on the 2nd floor of Allende #116 overlooking the Malecón in downtown Puerto Vallarta.

Live Music & Entertainment

Puerto Vallarta

BINGO WITH PEARL at 4:00 pm; VALLARTA VOCALIST ENSEMBLE at 4:00 pm; IAMPV RECITAL WITH DON at 7:00 pm; MEDIA LUNA at 7:30 pm; WELL-STRUNG! At 9:30 pm; MICHAEL MCASSEY at 10 pm. Incanto Vallarta (Insurgentes 109, Old Town Puerto Vallarta |  322.223.9756 | www.incantovallarta.com)

BOSSA NOVA with Nina Xolot & Cristian Gato. 8 to 10 pm. Taste Restaurant at Casacupula (Callejon de la Igualdad 129, Col. Amapas | 322.223.2484 ext. 151 | taste.com.mx)

BRANDEN & JAMES– “At the Corner of Symphony and Soul” at 7:00 pm; TRES LOCOS AMIGAS at 9:30 pm. The Palm Cabaret (Olas Altas 508, Zona Romántica | 322.222.0200 |  www.thepalmcaberet.com)

FIESTA LATINA | LATIN PARTY— An Italian dinner show venture, Los Bambinos dinner seating begins at 6:30 pm, and music starts at 8:00 pm. Bambinos Trattoria (Aguacate 314 at Carranza street in Old Town Puerto Vallarta | 322.222.4357 | www.bambinostrattoria.com)

US TWO at 5:00 pm; PLAZA SUIT at 7:00 pm; DEBBY HOLIDAY at 7:30 pm; DELIGHTED TOBEHERE at 9:30 pm; ROCKY HORROR SHOW at 10:00 pm. Act II Entertainment Stages (Basilio Badillo 330, Altos, Emiliano Zapata | 322.222.1512 | www.act2pv.com)

Bucerias

BOHEMIA VIVA: THE SOUND GARDEN— This is a truly original and unique performance that you won’t want to miss. Argentinian duo, Bohemia Viva, will perform a wonderful selection of inspiring Latin music and favorite pop tunes performed in Spanish. The harmonies that Andrea and Luis create are incredible and Luis’ guitar accompaniment is outstanding. Andrea and Luis will speak to the audience in English and translations will be given for the songs. Experience ‘live music’ at its best with Bohemia Viva! Luna Lounge (Avenida México 27, Bucerías | 329 298 3242 | lunaloungebucerias.com)

Markets & Shopping

OLAS ALTAS FARMER’S MARKET— 9:30 am to 2:00 pm at Lazaro Cardenas Park

THREE HENS & A ROOSTER MARKET— 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. at Venustiano Carranza 466

Sunday, February 25

Special Events

SWING BREAK MEXICO 2018— An incredible Lindy Hop festival on the beautiful beach of San Pancho, Nayarit, México is happening February 25 through March 4. Just 1 hour from Puerto Vallarta Airport. Featuring Lindy Hoppers Kevin St. Laurent & Jo Hoffberg (USA), Maxi Prado & Agustina Zero-Setién (Argentina), Tim Collins & Ruchi Aviles (Mexico), Eduardo Mercado León & La-Pao Aviles (Mexico) and musicians Jacob Sanders (USA), Jonathan Doyle (USA), and Swing México Jazz Band (México). Lindy Tech, Weekday and Weekend Classes, surfing adventures, sunset cocktails, exceptional music and more. More info at swingbreakmexico.com.

DEMOCRATS ABROAD ACADEMY AWARD WEEK: Dunkirk— PG-13 | 1h 46min | Action, Drama, History. Nominated for 8 Oscars. The film depicts the dramatic and true story of the Dunkirk evacuations from a war torn beach and harbor in France, following the seemingly doomed plight of allied soldiers in World War II. As the enemy forces close in it seems the troops have nowhere to go, but help is at hand and a fierce battle ensues. Written and directed by Christopher Nolan. Starring Fionn Whitehead, Barry Keoghan, and Mark Rylance. Ticket donation is 100 pesos. Tickets will remain on sale during the week of films prior to each film for one hour, from 5 to 6 pm. The Jazz Foundation is located on the 2nd floor of Allende #116 overlooking the Malecón in downtown Puerto Vallarta.

Live Music & Entertainment

Puerto Vallarta

GOSPELICIOUS GOSPEL BRUNCH at 12:00 pm; VALLARTA VOCALIST ENSEMBLE at 4:00 pm; DENNIS CROW at 5:00 pm; LOBO at 7:00 pm; THE RED SUITCASES BAND at 7:30 pm; SALSA DANCING & LESSONS at 8:00 pm; WELL-STRUNG! at 9:00 pm; MICHAEL MCASSEY at 10:00 pm. Incanto Vallarta (Insurgentes 109, Old Town Puerto Vallarta |  322.223.9756 | www.incantovallarta.com)

Gypsy Rumba at the Palm Caberet on February 25 at 9:30 pm.

#NATEONTHEKEYS at 7:00 pm; GYPSY RUMBA at 9:30 pm. The Palm Cabaret (Olas Altas 508, Zona Romántica | 322.222.0200 |  www.thepalmcaberet.com)

COCO TROPICAL— Sunday night dining at the beach with Rodolfo. 6:00 to 8:30 pm. Coco Tropical (Basillo Badillo 101 on the beach | 322.222.5485)

WOODSTOCK ’69 at 7:00 pm; PAUL FRACASSI IN “STAYIN ALIVE” at 7:30 pm; DUELING DRAG DIVAS at 9:30 pm. Act II Entertainment Stages (Basilio Badillo 330, Altos, Emiliano Zapata | 322.222.1512 | www.act2pv.com)

Bucerias

ZZ TOP TRIBUTE— Dinner show featuring classics like, “Legs,” “Gimmie All Your Lovin’” and “Sharp Dressed Man.” Luna Lounge (Avenida México 27, Bucerías | 329 298 3242 | lunaloungebucerias.com)

Markets & Shopping

HUANACAXTLE FARMER’S MARKET— 9:00 am to 3:00 pm at La Cruz Marina.

BOHEMIO ARTISANS CO-OP— 10:00 am to 2:00 pm at 625 Lazaro Cardenas in Old Town

Monday, February 26

Special Events

DEMOCRATS ABROAD ACADEMY AWARD WEEK: Lady Bird— R | 1h 34min | Comedy, Drama. Nominated for 5 Oscars. Set in Sacramento, California, it is a coming-of-age story of a high-school senior (Saoirse Ronan) and her turbulent relationship with her mother (Laurie Metcalf). Written and directed by Greta Gerwig. Watch the trailer. Ticket donation is 100 pesos. Tickets will remain on sale during the week of films prior to each film for one hour, from 5 to 6 pm. The Jazz Foundation is located on the 2nd floor of Allende #116 overlooking the Malecón in downtown Puerto Vallarta.

Live Music & Entertainment

Puerto Vallarta

BEATLE MANIA: TRIBUTE TO THE BEATLES— An Italian dinner show venture, Los Bambinos dinner seating begins at 6:30 pm, and music starts at 8:00 pm. Bambinos Trattoria (Aguacate 314 at Carranza street in Old Town Puerto Vallarta | 322.222.4357 | www.bambinostrattoria.com)

MISS CONCEPTION— 7:00 and 9:30 pm. The Palm Cabaret (Olas Altas 508, Zona Romántica | 322.222.0200 |  www.thepalmcaberet.com)

PACO OJEDA PRESENTS at 4:00 pm; JAY-GEE at the piano at 5:00 pm; WELL-STRUNG! At 7:00 pm; ZOE LEWIS at 8:00 pm; MEDIA LUNA BAND at 9:30 pm; DENNIS CROW on piano at 10:00 pm. Incanto Vallarta (Insurgentes 109, Old Town Puerto Vallarta |  322.223.9756 | www.incantovallarta.com)

US TWO at 5:00 pm; SOME ENCHANTED EVENING, a musical revue of the composers Rodgers & Hammerstein best music at 7:00 pm; MAMA TITS at 9:30 pm. Act II Entertainment Stages (Basilio Badillo 330, Altos, Emiliano Zapata | 322.222.1512 | www.act2pv.com)

Bucerias

THE BLUES BROTHERS TRIBUTE SHOW: SOUL BROTHERS— Chris and Geoff Dahl return with an encore performance. The audience just loved their shows last week and this is your last chance to catch this popular act at Luna Lounge. Luna Lounge (Avenida México 27, Bucerías | 329 298 3242 | lunaloungebucerias.com)

Tuesday, February 27

Special Events

DEMOCRATS ABROAD ACADEMY AWARD WEEK: The Post— PG-13 | 1h 56min | Biography, Drama, History. Nominated for 2 Oscars. A cover-up that spanned four U.S. Presidents pushed the country’s first female newspaper publisher and a hard-driving editor to join an unprecedented battle between the press and the government. Bread and Tulips previously scheduled for this evening will not be shown. Directed by Steven Spielberg. Starring Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks, and Sarah Paulson. Ticket donation is 100 pesos. Tickets will remain on sale during the week of films prior to each film for one hour, from 5 to 6 pm. The Jazz Foundation is located on the 2nd floor of Allende #116 overlooking the Malecón in downtown Puerto Vallarta.

Live Music & Entertainment

Puerto Vallarta

MOJO CANASTA GAME PLAN at 11:30 am; Stolie ACOUSTIC TUESDAY at 5:00 pm; GREATER TUNA at 7:00 pm; TONGO at 7:30 pm; VIBOLOGY BAND at 9:30 pm. Incanto Vallarta (Insurgentes 109, Old Town Puerto Vallarta |  322.223.9756 | www.incantovallarta.com)

TNT & JOKER TRIO— 2 for Tuesday featuring the two bands at 2:00 pm, 2×1 Coronas and margaritas, 2×1 jalapeno poppers, 2×1 pulled pork sandwiches. El Rio BBQ (Felipe Angeles 245, Paso Ancho | 322 222 2510 | elriobbqbar.com)

KIM KUZMA with “Evolution” at 7:00 pm; ERIC KROP at 9:30 pm. The Palm Cabaret (Olas Altas 508, Zona Romántica | 322.222.0200 |  www.thepalmcaberet.com)

BEATLE MANIA: TRIBUTE TO THE BEATLES— An Italian dinner show venture, Los Bambinos dinner seating begins at 6:30 pm, and music starts at 8:00 pm. Bambinos Trattoria (Aguacate 314 at Carranza street in Old Town Puerto Vallarta | 322.222.4357 | www.bambinostrattoria.com)

FREE CONCERT: ANTIGONE RISING from New York City— 11 am in the Main Auditorium at Centro Universitario de la Costa (Av. Universidad 203, Ixtapa | 322.222.1512 | www.cuc.udg.mx)

HEDDA LETTUCE at 5:00 pm; PLAZA SUITE at 7:00 pm; DEBBY HOLIDAY at 7:30 pm; DELIGHTED TOBEHERE at 9:30 pm. Act II Entertainment Stages (Basilio Badillo 330, Altos, Emiliano Zapata | 322.222.1512 | www.act2pv.com)

Bucerias

“The Crazy Bitches” are ready for their close up at Luna Lounge in Bucerias.

THE CRAZY BITCHES— ‘The Crazy Bitches’ are back every Tuesday and Wednesday with new music, fabulous costumes and naughty humor. After a wonderful meal from the grill, Miss Diva Divine and her gals will entertain you with musical parodies and adult comedy starring celebrities like, Beyoncé, Celine Dion, Cher, Madonna, Tina Turner, and more! Luna Lounge (Avenida México 27, Bucerías | 329 298 3242 | lunaloungebucerias.com)

La Cruz

WHOSE WIVES ARE THEY ANYWAY— A comedy dinner theatre show by Michael Parker with proceeds benefiting Amigos de la Cruz. Prices: front row table reserved 800MXN, general table 600MXN, theatre seating 300MXN. Show runs February 27, 28 and March 2, 4 6 and 7. Five evening and one matinee (March 4) performances at Restaurante Langosta DIEZ, La Cruz Centro. For tickets and more information go to amigosdelacruz.org.

Markets & Shopping

RIVIERA MARKET— 9:00 am to 2:00 pm in Nuevo Vallarta in the parking lot behind the Casino.

Weekly Events

MALECON SCULPTURE TOUR— 9:00 to 11:00 am. Meet the artists, learn about the sculptures that line the Malecon and support the local library. Starts in front of the Millennium Sculpture (in front of McDonalds)

Wednesday, February 28

Special Events

XIII TROFEO THIERRY BLOUET 2018 AWARD DINNER— 8:00 pm at Cafe des Artistes. Four-course dinner at $750 pesos per person, beverages, tax, and gratuities included. Reservations by calling 322.226.7200, WhatsApp at 322.159.5675 or e-mail info@cafedesartistes.com.

DEMOCRATS ABROAD ACADEMY AWARD WEEK: Get Out— R | 1h 44min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller. Nominated for 4 Oscars. Chris and his girlfriend Rose go upstate to visit her parents for the weekend. At first, Chris reads the family’s overly accommodating behavior as nervous attempts to deal with their daughter’s interracial relationship, but as the weekend progresses, a series of increasingly disturbing discoveries lead him to a truth that he never could have imagined. Directed by Jordan Peele. Starring Daniel Kaluuya, Allison Williams, and Bradley Whitford. Ticket donation is 100 pesos. Tickets will remain on sale during the week of films prior to each film for one hour, from 5 to 6 pm. The Jazz Foundation is located on the 2nd floor of Allende #116 overlooking the Malecón in downtown Puerto Vallarta.

IV BAHÍA CUP 2018— February 28 through March 4 in the Riviera Nayarit, 40 to 60 teams from 10 states in the Republic of Mexico will compete in a five day event at the San José del Valle Sports Arena, the San Vicente field (near the lienzo charro), the Jarretaderas Sports Arena, and, tentatively, the Bucerías Sports Arena. For more details please contact: José Ángel Aguiar Lamas, President of the Bahía Cup Organizing Committee. Tel: 322 294 2842 and 322 100 8617.

Live Music & Entertainment

Puerto Vallarta

JOBY HERNANDEZ at 5:00 pm; BOHEMIA VIVA at 6:30 pm; SALSA DANCING & LESSONS at 8:00 pm; ZOE LEWIS at 8:00 pm; WELL-STRUNG! At 9:30 pm. Incanto Vallarta (Insurgentes 109, Old Town Puerto Vallarta |  322.223.9756 | www.incantovallarta.com)

AMY ARMSTRONG in “Livin’ La Vida Loca” at 7:00 pm; ERIC KROP at 9:30 pm. The Palm Cabaret (Olas Altas 508, Zona Romántica | 322.222.0200 |  www.thepalmcaberet.com)

BIG GIRLS DON’T CRY: FRANKIE VALLI AND THE FOUR SEASONS TRIBUTE— An Italian dinner show venture, Los Bambinos dinner seating begins at 6:30 pm, and music starts at 8:00 pm. Bambinos Trattoria (Aguacate 314 at Carranza street in Old Town Puerto Vallarta | 322.222.4357 | www.bambinostrattoria.com)

MAMA TITS “Big and Loud” at 5:00 pm; PLAZA SUIT at 7:00 pm; WALK LIKE A MAN at 7:30 pm; DUELING DRAG DIVAS at 9:30 pm. Act II Entertainment Stages (Basilio Badillo 330, Altos, Emiliano Zapata | 322.222.1512 | www.act2pv.com)

Bucerias

THE CRAZY BITCHES— Miss Diva Divine and her gals will entertain you with musical parodies and adult comedy starring celebrities like, Beyoncé, Celine Dion, Cher, Madonna, Tina Turner, and more. Luna Lounge (Avenida México 27, Bucerías | 329 298 3242 | lunaloungebucerias.com)

La Cruz

WHOSE WIVES ARE THEY ANYWAY— See details on Tuesday, February 27.

Holiday Events

PURIM CELEBRATION— Experience Purim on Wednesday, February 28, by celebrating this joyous holiday with the Puerto Vallarta Jewish Community at 6:00 pm.  We will meet at Calles Venezuela and Paraguay on the concrete plateau over-looking the beach and ocean where we will read the Magellan. Dinner will follow at Pan y Que? Bring a cushion, blanket, etc. and a flashlight if you have one. Please RSVP by February 24th to: helth1@sbcglobal.net.

Markets & Shopping

BUCERIAS FOREVER SPRING MARKET— 9:00 am to 1:00 pm at Lazaro Cardenas / Javier Mina. (Opposite La Vida condos.)

VALLARTA ARTWALK— 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm through 13 galleries in Centro. More info at vallartaartwalk.com.

BOHEMIO ARTISANS CO-OP— 10:00 am to 2:00 pm at 625 Lazaro Cardenas in Old Town.

Weekly Events

FREE MOVIE: “CRONOS”— 1:00 pm in the main auditorium at Centro Universitario de la Costa (Av. Universidad 203, Ixtapa | 322.222.1512 | www.cuc.udg.mx)

Thursday, March 1

Special Events

WESMEX in Nuevo Vallarta. One of the preeminent sailing competitions in Mexico. It will used as a qualified for the Mexican Sailing Team to represent the country in various international competitions. March 1 – 4.

DEMOCRATS ABROAD ACADEMY AWARD WEEK: Darkest Hour— PG-13 | 2h 5min | Biography, Drama, History. Nominated for 6 Oscars. During the early days of World War II, the fate of Western Europe hangs on the newly-appointed British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, who must decide whether to negotiate with Hitler, or fight on against incredible odds. Directed by Joe Wright. Starring Gary Oldman, Lily James, and Kristin Scott Thomas. Ticket donation is 100 pesos. Tickets will remain on sale during the week of films prior to each film for one hour, from 5 to 6 pm. The Jazz Foundation is located on the 2nd floor of Allende #116 overlooking the Malecón in downtown Puerto Vallarta.

Live Music & Entertainment

Puerto Vallarta

KIM KUZMA in “The Seventies Show” at 7:00 pm; MISS CONCEPTION at 9:30 pm. The Palm Cabaret (Olas Altas 508, Zona Romántica | 322.222.0200 |  www.thepalmcaberet.com)

GREATER TUNA at 4:00 pm; DENNIS CROW at 5:00 pm; VALLARTA VOCALISTA ENSEMBLE at 7:00pm; OPEN MIC at 7:30 pm; STOLIE EN LA RUTA at 9:30 pm. Incanto Vallarta (Insurgentes 109, Old Town Puerto Vallarta |  322.223.9756 | www.incantovallarta.com)

MOTOWN AND BEYOND at 5:00 pm; THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW returns at 7:00 pm; DEBBY HOLIDAY in “Free 2 Be” at 7:30 pm; HEDDA LETTUCE at 9:30 pm. Act II Entertainment Stages (Basilio Badillo 330, Altos, Emiliano Zapata | 322.222.1512 | www.act2pv.com)

Markets & Shopping

BUCERIAS ARTWALK— 7 to 9 pm along Lazaro Cardenas.

MARINA VALLARTA NIGHT MARKET— 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm along the marina.

Weekly Events

EVENING MALECON SCULPTURE TOUR— Starts at 6:00 pm at Galeria Pacific on Aldama in Centro and ends at Demetro Galeria across from Lazaro Cardenas Park.