Legendary Canadian television and stage drag personality, Gouda Gabor, presents three nights of comedy and song debuting her all-new show during Pride Week, May 21, 23, 25 at 9:30pm in the piano bar. She’ll be accompanied by the talented Derek Carkner at the piano for an evening of hilarious comedy, Broadway classics and pop favorites… with a twist! Gouda will also share her challenges with dating, dieting, drinking and the “gringa-life” in Mexico where she became the lost Gabor sister who is famous only as the “Bingo Babe of Bucerias”. “Gouda is a legendary West Coast drag performer, renowned for her razor-sharp wit, lightning fast comebacks, and sexily outrageous persona. Queens want to be her, boys want to be with her… Everybody wants a slice of Gouda!” – Adrian Chamberlin, Theatre Critic. Times Colonist.
Back by popular demand, former soccer star and classically trained vocalist Enrique de Allende returns for an encore performance for one night only, Friday, May 24 at 8pm. Described by iconic music producer David Foster as having “a very sweet but powerful voice”, Enrique sings many well-known favorites by Frank Sinatra, Elvis, Andrea Bocelli, Michael Bublé, as well as breathtaking versions of opera’s Caruso and Nessun Dorma. He will be accompanied by Nate Buccieri at the piano.
After a very successful seven-month run, Incanto is now presenting their final performances of Naked Boys Singing! This wildly popular show features six young local actors who sing and dance completely nude in this fun, sassy, clever musical comedy that is celebrating twenty-years off-Broadway. Directed by original conceiver/director, Robert Schrock. Presented in English. Final performances now playing through May 29. Visit Incanto’s website for more information and online tickets.
Incanto’s ongoing Pride Week celebration features special film screenings with host Dennis Crow. On Thursday, May 23 at 7:30pm he presents the 2006 animated Showtime comedy, Queer Duck, voiced by Jim J. Bullock. On Sunday, May 26, he will host the Original Broadway Cast Production of the hit musical-comedy ‘Victor Victoria’ starring Julie Andrews and Tony Roberts. Watch for more weekly movies to be added soon, all shown on a big screen with state of the art sound in the comfortable air-conditioned theatre. A special menu is also available for casual dining during the show. Visit Incanto’s website and Facebook page, Incanto Vallarta, for more details.
In the Piano Bar…
Joby & Tongo play Latin and American pop/classics in English and Spanish. Sundays at 5pm.
The Red Suitcases band plays Latin and American classic rock/pop covers in English and Spanish, Sundays at 7:30pm.
Salsa Dancing/Lessons are held on Sundays at 8pm (upper terrace) with professional instructor Francisco Ledezma. Lessons are free with your food/drink purchase.
Pianist Dennis Crow plays most evenings at 9:30pm. He loves requests. Gather around the piano and sing along!
Victor and Anais play romantic, pop and classics on acoustic guitar, Tuesdays at 5pm.
Award-winning vocalist Luis Villanueva presents ‘Revival’ and sings the hits of the ‘80s and more accompanied by Fernando Uribe at the piano. Tuesdays at 7:30pm.
Jean-Guy Comeau aka ‘Jay Gee’ plays romantic love songs and other favorites at the piano in ‘Totally Romantico’, Wednesdays at 5pm.
The Renteria Brothers play Afro-Cuban rhythms and more on Wednesdays at 7:30pm. Also, see them with Zoe & Leon on Fridays at 7:30pm.
Singer-songwriter Edgar Roxha sings in English and Spanish and plays acoustic guitar in a mellow, easy-listening style. Thursdays at 5pm.
Open Mic is on Thursdays at 7:30pm hosted by Tracy Parks and special guests. Sing, dance, play an instrument. No cover. Arrive early to sign up. Open Mic will end at 9:30 on Thursday, May 23 to allow for a ticketed event in the piano bar.
The Joan Houston Show plays on Fridays at 5pm with Bob Bruneau at the piano and features familiar favorites and lots of laughs!
Zoe & Leon with The Renteria Bros. play Nuevo Flamenco, jazz, swing and more, Fridays, 7:30pm.
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Bingo with Pearl is held on Saturdays at 4pm. Prizes include local gift certificates, show tickets, and cash, with live entertainment by Ballet Folklorico Tradiciones. Loteria is typically held on the third Saturday of each month hosted by ‘Mariachito’ with a variety of special guests.
Zarapes de Neón, a group of musicians from Mexico and Colombia, plays Salsa, Samba, Bossa Nova and more. Saturdays at 7:30pm.
Spring/Summer operating hours 9am-11:30pm Tues.- Sun. Closed on Mondays. Breakfast is served on the riverside terrace 9am-2pm. Lunch is served 12pm-11pm. Casual evening dining is available on two riverside terraces and in the air-conditioned piano bar 4-11pm. Happy Hour features two for one house cocktails, margaritas, and beer 4-6pm. Two for one show tickets for select current shows during ‘The Zen Hour’ 4-5pm daily. For more information and online tickets visit www.IncantoVallarta.com. Contact them at Incantopv@gmail.com or call 322 223 9756. Located at Insurgentes 109 (at the Rio Cuale).