Oscar-Winning Film Series, Lobo & Latcho’s ‘Primal Groove’, Zoe Lewis and Lady Zen

Incanto and Democrats Abroad have added additional screenings of recent select Oscar-winning films, as well as the popular non-Oscar related films, ‘Active Measures’ and Fahrenheit 11/9. All shown in the comfortable theatre on a big screen with state of the art sound. Visit Incanto’s website for more details. All showings 3 pm. There will be a 30 min. group discussion following the screenings of Active Measures.

Reunited for an encore performance, internationally renowned flamenco artists, Wolfgang ‘Lobo’ Fink (Willie & Lobo) and Latcho Bartelson of ‘The Blond Gypsies’ with special guest, Andrea, will present ‘Primal Groove’ on March 11 at 7pm. This will be another completely spontaneous session with the pounding rhythms of three guitars.

Zoë Lewis, aptly described as ‘A band in a body’ has toured with Judy Collins, Pat Benatar, and The Indigo Girls. Her clever, heartfelt original music is upbeat, amusing and perfect for all ages. Just back from performing a series of shows in Yelapa, she is back at Incanto through March 20. These are ticketed events in the piano bar.

Poet, songwriter, and mezzo-soprano Lady Zen presents ‘The Soul Music of Lady Zen’ featuring her favorite ‘70s music as a ticketed show in the piano bar starting March 12 at 7:30pm. She will also sing the music of Bessie Smith in an all-new show in the theatre starting March 17 at 7pm. More information and online tickets available at Incanto’s website.

Pianist Michael Ferreri has joined Incanto’s piano bar line-up. He has appeared in his own critically acclaimed cabaret act at The Jermyn Street Theatre. As Musical Director, he has appeared in ‘The Happy End’ at Lincoln Center in NYC and Philadelphia’s Wilma Theatre, and in ‘A Slice O’Minnelli’ at the Apollo Theatre in London. He has performed in concert with Michael Feinstein and Andrea McCardle and is featured on numerous recordings. Performances now through March 16 at 9:30pm. On alternate nights at 9:30pm (except Thurs), see Incanto’s pianist Dennis Crow. He has over 30 years experience as a musician and can play just about anything. Gather around the piano and sing along to your favorites! See calendar for dates.

Well-Strung, the popular NYC-based singing string quartet presents ‘The Movie Show’, now playing at Incanto through March 16. Their melding of classical strings and vocals with today’s hits is better than ever! Early reservations are recommended as shows often sell-out. Visit Incanto’s website for more information and online tickets.

Popular Vallarta entertainer, Dwight Blake, is back with his popular show ‘Memories of Motown’ accompanied by The Groove Brothers Band. Dwight’s high-energy performances are always a hit with audiences, often inspiring them to get up and dance! Now playing through early April.

Incanto’s Season Tribute Series continues with all-live performances of many popular music artists. On March 6, Philip Bauer presents Johnny Cash. Doug Varty presents Rod Stewart on March 9. Jeremy Wright presents a tribute to David Bowie on March 13. And Lennon & McCartney: A Tribute to The Beatles is on March 16. Spot-on performances and all-live vocals. All one night only. Visit Incanto’s website for info.

Now extended through March, Naked Boys Singing! is a fun, sassy, and witty musical comedy starring six young local Latino actors who sing and dance their way into your heart completely nude. Directed by original conceiver/director Robert Schrock, this very popular show is celebrating its twentieth anniversary off-Broadway, Presented in English.

Media Luna plays intense, high-energy flamenco, huapango, rock originals, and covers. Originally from San Miguel de Allende, they will welcome a variety of special guest musicians throughout the season. Thursdays at 7pm.

Cheko Ruiz presents ‘The Music of The Gipsy Kings and much more!’ on Sundays at 9:30pm. Featuring many of Vallarta’s premier musicians, including singer-songwriter Zoe Wood and percussionist Danny ‘Choy’ Renteria.

In the Piano Bar…

Singer-songwriter Stolie presents originals and covers on select Sundays. March 10, 24 at 5pm. Happy Hour 4-6pm. No cover.

Miguel ‘Mike’ Rodriguez plays Jazz Piano on select Sundays. He welcomes guest musicians to accompany him. March 17, 31 at 5pm.

Singer-songwriters Joby Hernandez and Tongo, who plays his own handmade flutes and drums, play on Mondays at 5pm. English and Spanish.

The Red Suitcases band plays Latin and American classic rock/pop covers in English and Spanish. Sundays at 7:30pm.

Singer-songwriters Zoe Wood and Eduardo León present ‘Thaumata’ with The Renteria Bros. Nuevo Flamenco, jazz, swing, Latin covers/originals, and Afro-Cuban rhythms. Mondays at 7:30pm. These are ticketed events in the piano bar.

Singer-songwriter George Gracia plays acoustic guitar and sings in English and Spanish. Tuesdays at 5pm. Smooth vocals and an easy-listening style.

Pianist Jean-Guy Comeau (‘Jay-Gee’) plays French, Latin and American love songs and classics in ‘Totally Romantico’. Wednesdays from 5-7pm.

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.

The Joan Houston Show, Fridays at 5pm with Bob Bruneau at the piano, features familiar favorites from ‘The Great American Songbook’ and lots of laughs.

Bingo with Pearl is on Saturdays at 4pm. Prizes include gift certificates, show tickets, and cash, with drink specials and live entertainment by Ballet Folklorico Tradiciaones. Loteria is typically held on the third Saturday of the month with a variety of guest hosts.

Zarapes de Neón. A group of musicians from Mexico and Colombia plays Salsa, Samba, Bossa Nova and more. Saturdays at 7:30pm.

Salsa Dancing/Lessons are held on Sundays and Wednesdays at 8pm (upper terrace) with professional instructor Francisco Ledezma. Lessons are free with your food/drink purchase. Beginners welcome.

Hours 9am-11:30pm daily. Breakfast served on the riverside terrace 9am-2pm. Box office opens at 10am. Lunch served 12pm-11pm. Casual evening dining is available on two riverside terraces and in the air-conditioned piano bar 4-11pm. Happy Hour features 2×1 house cocktails and beer 4-6pm. 2×1 show tickets for select current shows during ‘The Zen Hour’ 4-5pm daily. For more information and online tickets visit Incanto’s website www.IncantoVallarta.com. Contact them at [email protected] or call 322 223 9756. Located at Insurgentes 109 (at the Rio Cuale).

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