Join the fun at Incanto in the piano bar on Saturday, Sept. 15, for their Mexican Fiesta celebrating Independence Day. The fun starts at 4pm with Loteria with ‘Mariachito and Frida’ along with Aunt Pearl from ‘Greater Tuna’. Award-winning Ballet Folklorico Tradiciones will perform before leaving for China to compete again in an international dance festival. Amber, an internationally-known male belly dancer, will also perform. At 7:30pm, Cheko Ruiz & Danny Renteria play familiar Latin rhythms and covers, and Dennis Crow’s sing-along at the piano follows at 9:30pm. There will also be a no-host taco bar, special guests, two-for-one margaritas all night, and some fun surprises. Reservations are not required. No cover charge.
Local Artist Armando Reyes will present a second ‘Life Drawing’ art workshop on Friday, Sept. 14 at 8pm in the theatre. Audience members are invited to participate, however it is not a requirement to attend. Some art supplies will be provided, or you are welcome to bring your own. There will be a nude male model to draw. The artist will share his knowledge and techniques, and provide input and feedback. Your first drink is free! Visit Incanto’s website for more information.
Dinner and a Movie resumes at Incanto beginning Tuesday, Sept. 18 at 7pm in the theater with the 1992 film, ‘Like Water For Chocolate’. Host Paco Ojeda introduces the films and gives some interesting background information about them. A special dinner menu is also available. Enjoy Incanto’s cool air-conditioning and a fun evening with friends watching some of your favorites in a comfortable, relaxing atmosphere. Tuesdays at 7pm. Visit Incanto’s website and Facebook page for more information.
Paco Ojeda on Music presents another in his lecture series with ‘Viva Mexico’. In his own words, “There is much more to Mexican music than ‘Cielito Lindo’,’Bésame Mucho’, ‘La Bamba’, and other popular Mexican songs, we sometimes force feed our tourists. In this lecture, we will take a close look at Mexico’s rich music history, from the first composers that sailed to America with Spanish conquistadors in the 16th Century, to some of today’s most vibrant contemporary composers.” Thursday, Sept. 20 at 7pm.
In the piano bar –
Tongo plays Latin/Cuban rhythms on his handmade instruments and sings in English and Spanish. Tuesdays at 5pm.
Singer-songwriter Edgar Roxha plays acoustic guitar and sings in English and Spanish. Tuesdays through Oct. 2 at 7pm.
Joby Hernandez plays pop/rock/classic favorites in English and Spanish on Wednesdays at 5pm. Also, see him as co-host of Open Mic on Thursdays at 7:30pm.
‘The Red Suitcases’ band plays Latin favorites and American classic rock/pop covers in English and Spanish Sundays and Wednesdays at 7:30pm.
Pianist Dennis Crow plays standards and show-tunes Tues., Wed., Fri., Sat., Sun. at 9:30pm. Gather around the piano and sing along to your favorites!
Singer-songwriters Zoe Wood and Eduardo León play Nuevo Flamenco and Latin standards, covers, and originals with Danny Renteria on percussion. Thursdays at 5pm.
Luis Villanueva sings Latin favorites and American pop/standards in English and Spanish accompanied by musical director, Fernando Uribe at the piano/guitar. Fridays at 7:30pm.
Cheko Ruiz and Danny Renteria present familiar acoustic Latin/gypsy flamenco rhythms and covers on Saturdays at 7:30pm.
Salsa Dancing/Lessons are on held on Sundays at 8pm (upper terrace) with instructor Francisco Ledezma. All are welcome. Salsa lessons are free with your food/drink purchase.
Yuvia Niebla is a local singer/guitarist. Beautiful vocals in English and Spanish. Sundays at 5pm.
Two Happy Hours daily 4-6pm and 10pm-close. ‘The Zen Hour’ features soft music and 2×1 tickets offered on select shows 4-5pm daily in the piano bar.
For more information and online tickets visit www.IncantoVallarta.com. No cover in the piano bar. Current hours are 4pm-11:30pm Tues.- Sun. Casual dining is available 4pm-11pm on two riverside terraces and in the air-conditioned piano bar. Riverside breakfast service resumes in October. Happy Hour 4-6pm and 10pm-close. Contact them at Incantopv@gmail.com. Incanto is located at Insurgentes 109 (at the Rio Cuale). Call 322 223 9756 for reservations.