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January 15, 2009


Happy New Year to members past and present!

Lots of information below about happenings around town that fellow members promote. 

Biblioteca Publico, our local library, Insurgentes #25, desires to increase its membership. They've enlisted Your VIP Club for help. Buy or renew your VIP Club Membership, and Your VIP Club will pay for your renewal or new library card! You'll get a year's worth of savings and a new library card to boot, both good for one full year at once price $400 pesos! This offer is valid until February 28, 2009. The offer is valid only at the library! 

VIP Club Member Christine Conway, owner of the The Cutting Garden, Codo #4, 154-9130, continues, on Thursdays only, from now until the end of February. Christine will give VIP Club members 20% off her regular rates.

Now Showing: VIP Club member Stefanie Glick is debuting her original stage play: "The Death of Reason" at Santa Ana Theater, inside Biblioteca Publica January 14-18, 8 pm nightly, 6 pm for the Sunday performance. (break a leg) 

VIP Club participating establishment Art Print, San Francisco #11, presents: another day in paradise..., a photography exhibition by Mark Alor Powell. The cocktail opening will take place this coming Friday, January 16 at 7:30 p.m. Music by DJ Dieggeaton

VIP Club participating restaurant, Market Bistro, Hernandez Macias #95 invites all to their new Barbecue Buffet, Sundays 1-7 pm. They'll offer a variety of appetizers: grilled rabbit, chorizo, lamb chops, and much more! The price: $150 pesos also includes a free Margarita or Sangria. More information on our website: Market Bistro also features a new Daily Menu from 1-5 pm for 95 pesos including appetizer, main course and a delicious desert. (Certain specials, and all you can eat buffets are not part of the VIP Club Program.)

Visit Market Bistro's website (posted above) and sign up as to get notices of the fine films inside their intimate theater three times a day, a mere 50 pesos entitles viewers to a classic film and a cocktail.

Hot Salsa! 8 p.m., with "Frank Bravo and Son Soneros," Wednesday, January 21 at VIP Club participating restaurant, Mi Casa Restaurant, inside Instituto Allende, $100 peso cover. 

VIP Club participating restaurant La Fonda Rosa/Mexican Kitchen, San Antonio Abad #17, invites all members for cocktails on Friday, January 23, 6 p.m., a reception and art opening, Linda Soberman. Also from the 27th until January 30 La Fonda Rosa will present dinner and classic Italian cinema.

Romanos Restaurant, Hernandez Macias #93, has some major-league, big-time, downtown exciting entertainment news to share with members to go along with Romanos' good eating, Friday night, January 23, 9 pm. Romanos presents: George Worthmore, diversified and extraordinary guitarist making a special performance. George is a big timer, so if any are into guitar Romanos is the place to be, $100 peso cover. To find out more about George go to   

Members remember what has become one of San Miguel's very best fund raisers that's now the 3rd Annual International Chjili Cook-off, 2009, taking place Saturday, January 24, Noon- 6 p.m. at Hotel Real de MInas. Great music, family entertainment, children under 12 free, international and local chili cooks, door prizes, great food and drink. Tickets $80 pesos (cheap) get tickets in advance at Nirvana's, Romanos, Casa Maxwell, Longhorn Smokehouse and up on the Jardin, benefitting: Centro de Crecimiento, (Rehabilitation, Education and Training for Children with Disabilities.) (It's a great cause.)

Same weekend, Saturday and Sunday January 24-25, right up the street, Instituto Allende's Arts and Crafts Fair.

Here are some of the upcoming readings taking place by San MIguel's Authors Sala. Many readers listed below are talented and fellow members of Your VIP Club!

January 20, Joe Persico: President Roosevelt's Remarkable Women

January 27, Susan Page: Surprising New Strategies for Your Relationship.

February 3, Austin Briggs: The joys of Joyce: A portrait of the Artist as a Young Man. 

February 10, Jeannie Rlston: Bloom Where You're Planted

February 17, Walter Meagher: Wild & Wonderful: Nature Up Close in El Charco

February 24, Sandra Gulland: What, no panties? The 17th century revealed.

For all other details visit

VIP Club member Doctor Beverly Johnson would like to tell our fellow members about a special event at Life Path, Recreo #80, between Jan 26-31.Eduardo and Silvia Morales - Cranio-Sacral and Polarity Therapy say, "By balancing the Vital Energy with a soft, gentle, and careful touch during an hour session, the person experiences a very deep relaxation, so deep that as a result the person can experience clarity of mind, pain reduction or the complete absence of pain, and emotional release. Healthy for the body and healthy for the mind." According to Beverly, Eduardo and Silvia recommend at least 3 consecutive sessions to fully integrate the benefits. Sessions are offered by each practitioner separately. 10 am - 6 pm each day.  Appointment: 154.8465 or email

Harry's New Orleans Cafe and Oyster Bar, Hidalgo now has free valet parking for their customers!

Fernando Montoya, owner of Cafe San Antonio, Refugio Sur 24, Col. San Antonio is now open for the season from 10 AM to 4 PM, Tuesday to Saturday. Cash Only. He says, "Our specialty at Cafe San Antonio is Ukranian and Russian Cuisine, we also serve Italian and Mexican. Now serving Negra Modelo, Victoria and Corona, also Micheladas." VIP Club members may take 10% off when paying cash.

Juan Villasenior, of Ten-Ten Pie fame, a VIP participating restaurant, Cuadrante and Cuna Allende, has taken over the management of VIP participating restaurant El Chimi Churri, Sterling Dickinson # 5. Juan Welcomes your business and best wishes to Veronica for her past generosity.

VIP Club member Kris Rudolph and owner of VIP Club participating restaurant Buen Cafe is having a clothing drive for the impoverished. Take whatever you don't use to Buen Cafe, corner Jesus and Cuadrante, open 8 - 4 p.m. Cold weather garb is highly sought after!

VIP Club members Eva Hunter and Kris Rudolph are planning a writers workshop for a week in Umbria, Italy in May. This looks like a fantastic trip. Due to space restraints, to find out more, to get all the specifics email Eva at: evamhunter@gmail.comor call 1526378

VIP Club member Joan Zimmerman needs help using her Apple lLaptop. She's looking for lessons.

VIP Club members, Diego and Aurora Joleen of Yam, Instituto Allende,  are leaving San Miguel for a new life in Argentina. Aurora is giving sumstancial discounts off her highly thought of jewelry. (Best wishes to you both, :))

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R.I.P. Valerie Jennings Sr.

R.I.P. W. D. Snodgrass

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Your San Miguel VIP Club


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