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Gloria Fiona’s Night of Burlesque 

Reprinted with permission of the author The gathered crowd was piped up for some burlesque. This creation features Gloria as the lead singer. She performs with Dúo Xochiquetzal, self-described "Eclectic duo with a Latin soul." The pair is Isabel Zuleta on piano, voice and composition and Jacob Ordoñez Rodriguez on electric guitar. Tonight represents Gloria's first production, a brand...

Patronage & Donorship Opportunities at Act2PV

Dear ACT2PV Family & Friends Around the World: Welcome to the 2024-25 season at ACT2PV! As detailed in my last email, which you should have received a few days ago, there are LOTS of exciting changes in the works this year for ACT2PV. One of these changes is a restructuring of our...

Lunch and Brunch; Bogie and Joy

Recap: Good Morning, From Here, May 17 - 23 Monday Pride Week starts today - it's going to be great! Pool parties, bar hopping, lectures, fashion shows, doggie walks, beach parties, and the best, most joyful parade ever. Selena Luna and I met at Coco's Kitchen for lunch last week....

Post-Dentist Shopping

I wanted to reward myself this past Saturday because I was so good at my dentist appointment.  I mean, I’m always good at the dentist because I don’t outwardly demonstrate my intense fear and don’t bite his finger when he revs up the high-powered scaler.  You see, I don’t enjoy the dentist, thanks...

The Notary, Closing Coordinator, and Real Estate Attorney

In Spanish-speaking countries, notaries are highly trained attorneys who provide legal advice and draft legal documents. In Mexico, a Public Notary is an experienced attorney appointed exclusively by the state governor. His or her role is to sign and authenticate documents and provide legal advice as necessary. If you...

Beyond The Sun Art Preview, Auction and Exhibit

May 24 and 25, 10 am - 4 pm, Arte Vallarta, Pilitas 213. Preview this vast collection of artwork. Sales benefit Arte Vallarta Museo. Additionally, during the private event on the 26th, there will be an announcement of an open call for queer artists across the country to create an...

From the Garden to the Beach 

By Séa Byrne Living in Mexico was always on the cards for me, given that my husband is a Tapatío. We met in San Francisco in the naughties when I was studying Multimedia.  In 2007, when we decided to move to Dublin, Ireland, we took the long route home...

Exercise Made Irresistible!

The migraine condition will take over your timetable. It's nearly impossible to keep a regular schedule because the pain from a migraine can be so debilitating that you barely have enough strength to take to your bed for an attack that lasts a few hours, a day, or a...

Chelation Therapy Part 2 of 2

Some of the advantages of chelation include, Removal of heavy metals: Chelation is a process that helps remove toxic heavy metals from the body, such as lead, mercury, arsenic, and cadmium, which can cause long-term health damage.  Improved cardiovascular health: EDTA chelation therapy has been used to treat coronary artery...

The Palm Cabaret & Bar Schedule, May 22-26

For 24 years, The Palm Cabaret has provided some of the best entertainment in Puerto Vallarta. Often, Grammy-award winners come to vacation and wind up onstage in this intimate theater in the heart of the Romantic Zone. The Palm Cabaret has been a stepping stone in countless careers, from drag queens and tribute...

Bogota Rules – Then and Now

While living in Bogota, Colombia, back in the early 1970s, there were very few non-Latins around, being the mercenaries from Vietnam looking for work with the M 13 or Pablito, draft dodgers, adventurers, and other kids.  No matter the circumstances of our getting there, we hung out and helped each other...

Dear Friends and Fans of ACT2PV

As the newest member of the ACT2PV team, I greet you with great excitement for the upcoming season! It promises to be one of ACT2PV's most artistically fulfilling seasons yet! For those of you who may not know, I have recently accepted a few key positions here at ACT2PV in Puerto...

What Is Love?

I am sharing this message of what is love by the Arcturian group and from my personal guidance and collaborators who speak to all of us as we begin to see with new eyes. Love is misinterpreted as an emotion, in reality, it is a state of consciousness, a way...

Show Stopper

Alejandro Balderas is a show-stopper—and he was born that way. In 1982, his incredibly talented mother, Maria De Los Angeles Balderas, won the OTI Galardon singing competition.  Thrilled to win the lead spot on the coveted subsequent tour, pregnant with Alejandro, Maria was told by a producer of the show that if...

Vallarta Gay+ Community Center Announces Permanent Board Members 

Matt Karimi has been appointed to the Board of Directors at Vallarta Gay+ Community Center as Fundraising Chair. Alongside his husband, David Smith, Matt has already demonstrated remarkable dedication and prowess by contributing to a significant fundraising effort, amassing over 80,000 USD for the Center. Operating as a program...

What the Vallarta Garden Club Does

Recently, the founder and first president of The Vallarta Garden Club, Señor Bob Price, AND our current president, Señora Sunny Rossi, met for a collaborative, productive chat at The Vallarta Botanical Gardens (also founded by Sr. Price). A perfect setting for two talented landscape designers to talk about the...

From Sadness to Utter Joy

Recap: Good Morning, From Here, May 10 to 16 Monday It's hard to write this morning. I spent Mother's Day saying goodbye to my last kitty. Miri was 19 and failing and was ready - we were both ready, for her to join her two sisters, Diani, who lived less...

Teacher Appreciation Day in Vallarta

Wednesday, May 15, was Teacher's Day, which is of special interest to me as a teacher. It is interesting for a number of reasons, two of the most interesting being: 1) I never experienced so much teacher appreciation as I have since I moved to Mexico. 2) I had the day off, which is always very...

Gloria Fiona Thrills Vallarta Audiences 

It's exciting to witness the result of talent and hard work coming together as singer Gloria Fiona's star continues to rise in Vallarta's entertainment scene.  Gloria has been around Vallarta for a decade, performing at clubs and bars, and this season, she has starred in original shows at some...

Our Violinist, Diego Mondragon, Needs Help

Dear Facebook Family, I've decided to go public with my recent health concerns for several reasons. First, let me tell you what's going on with me. Approximately two years ago, I noticed a small pea-sized growth next to my left nipple. I ignored it as most males often do...