Paco Ojeda’s ‘Talkies’, Hannah Brady sings the classics at Incanto

Local musicologist Paco Ojeda takes us back to the early 1920s in his next lecture, ‘Talkies’, when the first feature-length motion pictures with music and sound were released. “Music and sound in film is something we take for granted,” commented Ojeda. “By looking at clips from timeless films and their music scores, we will gain a deeper appreciation for the way film composers enhance the moviegoing experience.” Thursday, Oct. 11 at 7:30pm. Paco also hosts Dinner & Movie on Tuesdays at 7pm in the air-conditioned theater. Watch many of your favorite classic films on their giant screen while enjoying a special dinner menu.

Step into Incanto’s theatre for ‘A Golden Era Evening’, as popular, internationally known vocalist Hannah Brady takes you on a musical journey featuring classic jazz, swing, and a dash of Broadway. Familiar favorites include I’ll Be Seeing You, Lost and Found, People, and a few other musical comedy gems that will have you reeling with laughter. Hannah will be accompanied by Andres Piedra on piano. Saturdays starting Oct. 13 – Nov. 10, 8pm.

Incanto’s popular riverside breakfast/lunch service resumes on Tuesday, Oct. 16 at 9am. Enjoy returning favorites and some new delicious menu selections. Great coffee, a full bar and live entertainment by a variety of artists starting at 10am on most days. Reservations are not required but are recommended for large groups.

Local singer-songwriter Cheko Ruiz presents: ‘The Music of the Gipsy Kings’ on Sundays at 8pm in the air-conditioned theatre. Several new musicians have joined the group including singer-songwriter Zoe Wood, percussionist Danny Renteria, with Emmanuel de la Rosa on bass. Exciting and high energy versions of your favorite songs from the iconic Grammy-winning group.

Tickets are now on sale for the off-Broadway musical hit, Naked Boys Singing! Conceived and directed by Robert Schrock, this musical comedy revue had its New York premier twenty years ago and ran for over twelve years to become the second longest-running musical in off-Broadway history. It stars six actors who sing and dance au-natural, with music direction by David Troy Francis and Bob Bruneau. The all-Latino ensemble features actors/singers Max Albertos, Mitchell Guzman, Joby Hernandez, Fidel Rebolledo, Renzo Sotelo, and Luis Villanueva. Opening night Oct 31 at 7pm.

Local artist Armando Reyes’ ‘Life Drawing’ Art Workshops are now on select Wednesdays at 4pm. Some art supplies will be provided, and you can bring your own. There will be a nude model to draw and the artist will share his talent and expertise. Participation is encouraged but not required. Beginners welcome. Your first drink is included. See Incanto’s website calendar and facebook page for more details and information.

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 at 7pm. Final show Oct. 9.

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. Join him 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.

Open Mic is on Thursdays at 7:30 hosted by Tracy Parks and Joby Hernandez. Sing, dance, the stage is yours. No cover.

The Joan Houston Show is on Fridays at 5pm with Bob Bruneau at the piano. Favorites from ‘The Great American Songbook’ and lots of laughs.

Luis Villanueva sings Latin favorites and American pop/standards in English and Spanish accompanied by Fernando Uribe at the piano. Fridays at 7:30pm.

Bingo with Pearl is on Saturdays at 4pm. Great prizes, drink specials, cold A/C, and live entertainment. (Loteria is held on the third Saturday of the month).

Cheko Ruiz and Friends present familiar acoustic Latin/gypsy flamenco rhythms and covers on Saturdays at 7:30pm. Special guest musicians will join each week.

George Gracia is a local singer-songwriter who is known for his acoustic guitar music featuring soul, pop, and blues plays on Sundays at 5pm.

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

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 their box office. Their all-new website www.IncantoVallarta.com is coming soon, and there is now a temporary calendar available. No cover in the piano bar. Current hours are 4pm-11:30pm Tues.- Sun. Casual dining is available on two riverside terraces and in the air-conditioned piano bar. Contact them at [email protected]. Located at Insurgentes 109 (at the Rio Cuale). Call 322 223 9756 for reservations.

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