Juan Gabriel Tribute, Paco Ojeda on Sondheim and ‘Lady Zen’ at Incanto

‘Lady Zen’ is an internationally known award-winning lyric poet and jazz singer/storyteller. Currently living in San Miguel de Allende, she will present ‘Always Something There to Remind Me’ a tribute to the 80’s music that influenced and inspired her. Fridays in June at 8pm.

“This show pays tribute to what I was hearing on the radio as a kid, songs that inspired me as a writer and performer. MTV was surging, and the commercial scene was in my ears, along with records of artists who had not yet reached their peak, like Bonnie Raitt. I was listening to the already classic pop voices like Carole King and James Taylor, while dancing in my room to Sting, Don Henley, and Elton John. I always come back to jazz, blues, and gospel roots, and solid voices from my sister singers like Bessie Smith, Mahalia Jackson, Roberta Flack to Aretha Franklin. But the pop scene is also part of who I am, and my new show, Always Something There to Remind Me, features songs that influenced and inspired me.”

Also playing at Incanto:

Vocalist Luis Villanueva presents a tribute show to Mexican singer/entertainer Juan Gabriel, accompanied by Music Director Fernando Uribe with their full band. Thursdays at 8pm.

Daniel Le Claire sings Broadway & Bublé with Bob Bruneau at the piano. May 23, 5pm and May 25, 8pm.

Gypsy Rumba plays traditional and original Flamenco, Gypsy and Latin rhythms with their full band on Sunday, May 27, 8pm.

‘Princesas Desesperadas’ is the hilarious comedy about four Disney Princesses who get together fifteen years after their “happily ever after”. Princesses has sold out most of the previous four seasons of performances and contains adult language. Presented in Spanish, May 26 at 8:30pm. Early reservations are recommended.

Paco Ojeda’s ‘Dinner and a Movie’ series is on Tuesdays at 7pm. Paco introduces the films, which are shown on a giant screen in the air-conditioned theater. A special dinner menu is also available. Paco will also present another in his Music Appreciation Lecture Series featuring Stephen Sondheim’s ‘Sunday in the Park with George’. Lecture May 30, 4pm. Screening of the full musical starring Bernadette Peters and Mandy Patinkin May 31, 4pm.

Greater Tuna starring Ron Spencer and Tracy Parks plays on Wednesdays at 8pm. The hilarious story of small town Texas with twenty-two eccentric characters played by two actors and forty-two costume changes. This is the first time the show has been presented during the summer season in Vallarta.

In the piano bar –

Tongo plays Latin/Cuban rhythms on his handmade flutes/drums on Tuesdays at 5pm. Also select mornings on the riverside terrace.

Spanish singer/songwriter and guitarist Santiago Martin Rumberia sings traditional flamenco, pop and Latin rhythms with his full band on Tuesdays, 7pm.

Joby Hernandez plays pop/rock/classic favorites in English and Spanish on guitar Wednesdays at 5pm. Also select mornings on the riverside terrace.

The Red Suitcases trio plays classic rock/pop covers in English and Spanish Sundays and Wednesdays, 7:30pm.

Singer-songwriters Zoe Wood and Eduardo León play Nuevo Flamenco and Latin standards featuring originals and covers. Thursdays, 5pm.

Open Mic is on Thursdays at 7:30pm. Sing, dance, play an instrument. The stage is yours. Arrive early to sign up.

‘The Joan Houston Show’ with Bob Bruneau at the piano features ‘The American Songbook’ Fridays at 5pm. Classic music, lots of laughs!

Luis Villanueva sings pop/Latin classics accompanied by Fernando Uribe at the piano/guitar on Fridays, 7:30pm.

Bingo with Pearl is on Saturdays at 4pm. Drink specials, gift certificates and cash prizes. Special guests Ballet Folklorico Tradiciones will perform.

Cheko Ruiz and Alex Gonzalez present acoustic Latin/flamenco covers on Saturdays, 7:30pm.

Salsa dancing/lessons is on Wednesdays & Sundays at 8pm on the upper terrace. All are welcome.

Yuvia Niebla is a local singer/guitarist. Her interpretive, heartfelt style is quite popular with audiences. Sundays, 5pm.

Happy Hour 2-6pm and 10pm-close. ‘The Zen Hour’ is 4-5pm daily with 2×1 tickets offered on select shows. Limited quantities.

For online tickets with no booking fees visit www.IncantoVallarta.com. No cover in the piano bar. Open 9am-Midnight Tues-Sun. Casual dining available 9am-11pm. Contact General Manager Gilberto Figueroa for event bookings at [email protected] Incanto is located at Insurgentes 109 (at the Rio Cuale). Call 322 223 9756 for reservations.

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