Wow! One of the easiest fundraisers in all of Vallarta to support! Just invite some friends and go out to breakfast, lunch or dinner on Tuesday, November 11 at one of the fine restaurants participating in the Dine OUT. The more people the better because the restaurants will contribute a percentage of their income – a percentage of your bill–for that one day to help fund the chorus.
Why support Puerto Vallarta Men’s Chorus (PVMC)? Aside from the cultural benefits to PV, a gay men’s chorus helps create a positive bond within the community and helps conquer discrimination. Wight’s story is a wonderful example.
Wight is a retired doctor. Despite financial success, all his life he has felt like an outsider – through high school, medical school and on into his retirement. He tried 3 times to end his life, serious attempts, but was found by friends each time. Then his pastor suggested he volunteer at the local gay chorus and Wight found a family, acceptance, and a reason to live. Now you can find him licking envelopes in the chorus office, buying food for rehearsals, taking tickets at concerts, donating money- no task too small, no chorus request too large. Within 10 minutes of meeting him, he will tell you, “The chorus saved my life.”
Although PVMC is only a couple of years old, we too have members who were isolated, even here in Puerto Vallarta! Many local gay people, both Mexican and gringo, continue to be afraid to share who they are with family, friends, employers or clients. Gay choruses help break down those barriers as people attend concerts and begin to recognize –we are all the same. Choruses create bonds within the organization and between family and community members. Choruses are doing this all over the US, Canada, Europe, and now, for the first time in Mexico!
So whether you are a tourist or a local, whether you are dining with your partner or several friends, choose one of the restaurants below and choose Tuesday, November 11 to Dine OUT and support Puerto Vallarta Men’s Chorus!
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Participating restaurants and bars are:
- Vitea – Breakfast
- El Mole de Jovita – Lunch, Dinner
- Embarcadero – Lunch, Dinner
- No Way José! – Dinner
- Bistro 156 – Dinner
- Trio – Dinner
- Layla’s – Dinner
- Salud Super Food – Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
- Nacho Daddy’s – Lunch, Dinner
- Archie’s Wok – Lunch, Dinner
- Hacienda San Angel – Dinner
- Coco’s Kitchen – Dinner
- Mister Pulpo – Dinner
- Garbo’s Piano Bar
- La Margarita Latino Bar
Go to www.pvmenschorus.org for more information.
Other upcoming events:
- Join us on November 15, 7:30 PM, in the Red Room at Act II Stages as we introduce our new Artistic Director with a coming out extravaganza and preview our 2014 – 2015 concert season.
- Our winter concerts are on December 4, 12 and 13 at the Main Stage at Act II Stages.