Incanto strikes gold with ‘Bingo with Pearl’ and ‘Two Tenors’ open next week
Weekly comedy ensues at Incanto with a flower-print dress wearing, saggy bosomed chicken farmer affectionately known as Aunt Pearl. With a sharp tongue and quick wit, Incanto owner Tracy Parks plays off the hilarious matriarchal character of the Greater Tuna series of comedic plays set in the fictional town of Tuna, TX, as ‘she’ calls BINGO on Saturdays in the piano bar. Originally written by and starring Jaston Williams and Joe Sears as Pearl Burras, Parks previously starred in two of the plays locally, including A Tuna Christmas with his brother, busy film actor Terry Dale Parks. A popular run of the original Greater Tuna starring Tracy Parks and Chaz Weathers was also a huge success here. BINGO is often secondary to the funny and bawdy stories Pearl tells about her escapades and infamous bus rides to P.V. Complete with weekly entertainment and prizes that include gift certificates to local bars, restaurants and more, cash donations received benefit local organizations with approximately 35,000 pesos raised in recent months for the Los Mangos Library, IAMPV Orchestra School and local dance group Ballet Folklorico Tradicionales. The folklorico group is raising funds to travel to Shanghai, China, to represent Jalisco in an international dance competition in September. BINGO with Pearl is held Saturdays at 5pm in Incanto’s comfortable and air-conditioned piano bar, overlooking the rio Cuale. No cover.
‘Two Tenors’ premiers on July 4th & 5th at 8pm in the cabaret theater. Starring classically trained singers Jorge Echeagaray from Mazatlan and Luis Bañuelos from Tepic, they will present opera classics and contemporary favorites. Formally trained by some of the best singers/instructors in Mexico, they are both incredibly gifted in their own right, and together are a feast for the ears! Many will remember Jorge from previous concerts with soprano Vanessa Amaro earlier this season. Maestro Salvatore will accompany on piano. Tickets are now available.
Sylvie & Jorge play classic rock on Tues. at 8pm. Azúca presents Gypsy swing and Latin jazz on Wed. & Sun. at 7:30pm. Open Mic hosted by Tracy Parks with Chris Kenny on guitar is every Thurs. at 7pm. Guitarist Gabriel Reyes plays ‘Last call’ on Wed. and Thurs. at 10:30pm. Due to overwhelming popularity, The Joanie Show, starring Joan Houston has been extended through summer on Fridays at 7:30, with Salvatore replacing the departing Bob Bruneau on piano. Chris Kenny plays blues and classic rock on Sat. at 8pm. A new Salsa Night with Incanto’s Renzo Sotelo, including performance and instruction, begins July 4th in the piano bar at 7pm. And Beverly Fairfax, Incanto’s Marketing Director, will celebrate his birthday with a big party in the piano bar with a variety of great entertainment, including Azúca, on July 6th starting at 6:30pm. All are welcome!
More information and online tickets are available at www.IncantoVallarta.com. They are open 9am -11:30pm Tues.- Sun. with all-day meal service. Salvatore plays piano 10am-2pm. Happy Hour is 2-6pm with 2×1 beers all day in June. Incanto also hosts public/private events. Contact Incanto’s General Manager, Gilberto Figueroa firstname.lastname@example.org. They are located at Insurgentes 109 (at the Rio Cuale). Box Office opens at 10am. Call 322 223 9756 for reservations. Closed Mondays.