In June, 2011, Bar Frida turns 10 years old! One of the ways Fridas is celebrating is by offering a tshirt that reflects four of the favorite designs of the last 10 years. The shirts have arrived and can be purchased at the bar for 150 pesos. Get yours before they sell out and help Bar Frida celebrate 10 wonderful years serving Puerto Vallarta as the area’s only authentic Mexican gay cantina! Watch for the anniversary party in June, 2011!
Following up on last year’s successful Macho Vaquero weekend, the local group Vaqueros Jalisco will be in Vallarta for the long Revolution Day weekend, November 12 to 14, 2010. Kicking off the events on Friday, November 12 will be Bar Frida’s Cowboy Welcome Party where all the visiting cowboys will receive a free shot of Frida’s now famous tequila and a free hot dog. Frida’s kitchen will serve a full menu as well.
In addition to the opening night at Frida’s, events will be held at No Borders Bar on Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 13 and 14. For more information see No Borders facebook page here.
WELCOME to FRIDA’S! JALISCO VAQUEROS!
– Eartha Kitt
“There is no one like him!”
– Sordid Lives writer/director Del Shores
Puerto Vallarta, mEXICO, October 24, 2010: Mingo Mexico Productions announces the Puerto Vallarta debut of Mark Alan Smith, singing live at Paco’s Ranch, in a three-night engagement during the US Thanksgiving week: November 24, 25 and 26, 2010 at 8pm each night.
Mark’s LIVE vocal impressions (there is no lip sync in this show) of Cher, Bette Midler, Patti LaBelle, Judy Garland, Liza Manelli, Patsy Cline, Carol Channing, Louis Armstrong and many others leave his standing-room-only audiences begging for more. His stage presence and vocal range make this performer a must see!
For more than 20 years, Mark Alan Smith has traveled the US and other parts of the world selling out theatres, nightclubs and showrooms. He has performed with some of the greatest entertainers of our time including the legendary Eartha Kitt, Tiffany, The Weather Girls, Martha Wash, Thelma Houston and Sir Elton John, to name a few. A documentary about Mark, From a Jack to a Queen, directed by Erik Hayes, ran in short film festivals in 2003, winning an “Audience Favorite Award”.
Performances will be at the all-new Paco’s Ranch (Ignacio L. Vallarta 237 next to Club Roxy) in Vallarta’s old town/southside on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, November 24, 25 and 26, 2010 at 8pm each night. Tickets for VIP seating near the stage are 150 pesos. General admission tickets are 100 pesos. VIP tickets are encouraged for guaranteed seating. Groups of 6 or more qualify for discounted seating.
Tickets may be purchased at Bar Frida, Hotel Mercurio, VES Offices and online at www.MarkAlanSmith.eventbrite.com (note: there is no extra service fee online).
Opening Night, WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 24 is a special show to benefit VES, Vallarta Enfrenta el Sida, A.C. Proceeds from this performance will help VES continue their HIV education and outreach work in the Vallarta area.
Mark’s show is best suited for adults and, on most nights, contains adult humor. The solo performance is approx 90 minutes with no intermission. Cocktail service is available before and during the show. Doors open at 7:30pm. Showtime is 8pm. For more information call Mingo Mexico Productions at (322)168 9950 or in the USA at (405)240 6675. Or visit www.MarkAlanSmith.Eventbrite.com.
Here’s the lineup for the upcoming movie nights at Bar Frida:
Sep 08 Sordid Lives
Sep 15 No movie. Independence day
Sep 22 To Wong Foo…Julie Newmar
Oct 06 Brokeback Mountain
Oct 13: Transamerica
October 20th: Mambo Italiano
October 27th: Chicago
November 3rd: Billie Elliot
Free Popcorn! Cheap Drinks (15 pesos beer!) and a great cause! A 25 pesos donation is suggested per person to benefit VES, Vallarta En Frenta Sida. VES staff members will be on hand with information and little gifts for everyone.
On Tuesday, August 24, many of Vallarta’s gay bars sent representatives to Paco’s Ranch for SETAC’S “Manager’s Show”. At this event, employees from each bar did numbers in drag to help raise money for the many programs at Vallarta’s GLBT community center. Participating from Frida’s this year was bartender Mario. He’s the tall one, dressed as Frida Kahlo, below. His performance was a show-stopper. Simply terrific. (note: Mario and his gang are professional dancers since childhood, can ya tell?)