May Day and Pride Press Conference

“Rabbit, Rabbit, Rabbit!” There, I said that out loud first thing this morning, and ensured great luck for this entire month. That advice comes from Deirdre Morgan, a new columnist for Vallarta Mirror. Watch for her column, Heart to Heart, coming soon.

It’s May Day, a National holiday. Banks and schools are closed as Mexico celebrates workers by, um, not working and taking the day off.

Head over to and read beautifully written “Memories of Beltane – May Day,” about celebrations in the life of one of our columnists and dearest friend, Chiara Montante.

The Vallarta Pride 2024 Press Conference, held yesterday at Industry Night Club, was full of information about the upcoming Pride Week in Vallarta. There will be a march, pet parade, talks, fashion shows, flag raising, a kick-ass parade, and an unprecedented three-consecutive-day friendly take-over of Parque Lazaro Cardenas, offering everything from soup to nuts and real estate booths.

The Pride committee works all year round, pulling all the pieces together to ensure a safe, happy environment for visitors and residents during Pride Week. For a full rundown of events, go to their beautiful website

Thanks to Jerry Jones at Out & About Puerto Vallarta magazine for extending the invitation to Industry, and to Paul Crist and Tim Wilson for sharing a bench with me.

Jordon Carnegie brings Hedwig and the Angry Inch to The Palm tomorrow. It is that rock musical’s debut in this country!