VIP Club San Miguel: "The Smart Fit"

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Saturday, November 8, 2014

This VIP Club Newsflash is being sponsored by Obra Productions presenting I AM MY OWN WIFE starring Alan Jordan, A One woman show, performed by One man - One actor, thirty-six characters and One incredible life story!

I AM MY OWN WIFE the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winning play by Doug Wright is back in San Miguel by Popular Demand! Jordan's performance played to sold out houses in San Miguel, last February.

This is a limited engagement remount of a unique play. The production will be presented salon style - an intimate, one-of-a-kind theater experience within the cozy surroundings of FINCA Y FABRICA, Plaza Pueblito, Stirling Dickinson #28, Centro . There is free parking and taxis are familiar with Plaza Pueblito. 

Nearby restaurant La Frontera will be offering special meals during the play's run. (see attachments)

Eight performances only; 

Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, November 27, 28, 29 and December 4, 5, 6 at 7:00 P.M. Sunday matinee performances; November 30 and December 7 at 5:30 P.M.

Tickets for general seating available at SOLUTIONS, Recreo #11, Centro. $175 pesos.

(Attention business people: Any business or individual can sponsor a VIP Club newsflash! We send out over1900 emails to our members once-to-twice a month. Cost to sponsor a flash is 1000 pesos.)


Your VIP Club welcomes Gaia, Quebrada #41, 152-2254 open Wednesday through Sunday, 9 pm. to 4 pm. Gaia is an intimate breakfast and lunch nook away from the hustle and bustle of centro. Traditional breakfasts along with sandwiches for lunch. Specials, such as paella are sometimes on the menu. VIP Club members are entitled to 10% discount with cash or credit card, minimum purchase 100 pesos.

Your VIP Club welcomes Andre Pascal Salon, Hernandez Macias #110, 154-6441. Andre is locally renowned for his flare and creativity when it comes to fashion and style when it comes to grooming. The swank salon offers variable services; hair dressing, cut, coloring nails etc. VIP Club members may take 10% off the salons services when paying cash.

There will be a special service and dedication of a memorial plaque honoring all those who have worn their nation's uniforms during times of conflict, Tuesday, November 11th at 10:30 am. St. Paul's, Calzada del Cardo #6. The significant of the date coincides with Armistice Day, November 11th, 1918, commemorating the end of WW1. This honorable effort has been spearheaded by VIP club member and sanmiguelenses, Mike Amici and Paul Dickson, Mike a U.S. Navy veteran and Paul a Vietnam war veteran who served in the Australian forces. Thank you Paul for your dedication toward fellow vets. WE failed to mention in our last post that donations helping with the cost would be appreciated collected at La Conexion, Aldama #3. Include name etc. for rightful recognition. All are invited.

Your VIP Club welcomes Hecho Con Amor (catering) Service offering private dinners in homes for $300 pesos per person. Menus include a starter (an appetizer or soup or salad) a main course and dessert. The price includes the cost of the food as well as services for shopping, food preparation, table service and clean up. All menus are personalized and there is a wide variety of international cuisine available including Mexican, American comfort food, Italian, Mediterranean and Asian fusion. VIP members a 10% discount on parties of 6 or more. Hecho also offers catering services and tap parties. Prices vary based on the menu yet Hecho will offer 15% off the menu price for holiday parties for 10 people or more between now and the end of the year. In addition, dietary needs are respected and meals can be vegetarian, vegan, gluten or dairy free. See their website, email: or 415-117-2942

Your VIP Club welcomes Galeria Atotonilco, 185-2225, located five miles north of town. The gallery, in its ninth year, operated by VIP Club member Mayer Shacter, show cases an exquisite line up of fabulous, Mexican folk art, ceramics, blown glass, country antiques, historic photographs and vintage Saltilllo serapes making for great gifts or home decor. There's nothing like it anywhere, rated #1 for shopping in SMA by Trip advisor! Consider, Christmas is just around the corner. Open house Saturday and Sunday, November 15 - 16, Noon till 5 pm. VIP Club members may take 10% off when paying cash. (see attachment)

VIP Club's La Mesa Grande, Pila Seca y Zacateros, wants to remind members their tasty, full-on breakfasts, along with freshly baked goods, are served until 1 pm. Monday through Saturday. Dinner hours have been expanded to 10 pm. Thursday through Saturday with live music, 8 - 9 pm., Thursdays. Full bar including Mexican craft beers. With the cooler weather, soups, quiches and Chilean empanadas have been added along with soup/sandwich/salad/quiche combos throughout the day for $85 pesos! Soon to be a new menu format and new sandwiches. With the new smoker there will be plenty of new and delicious meats involved!

Your Club heard from participating VIP Club restaurant, Provecho, Ancha de San Antonio #10A, 152-2073. Provecho now has a full on liquor license! Some new weekly specials are now part of their diverse menu. Provecho lovers will be glad to know about their now extended hours: Thursdays y Fridays: 12:30-8:00 pm,, Saturdays y Sundays: 11:30-8:00. pm.Breakfast on weekends. Now taking Thanksgiving reservations for a 2:00 pm. seating, Thursday November.27th. Roasted, brined turkey, mushroom sausage stuffing, sweet potatoes( chipotle and pecan crunch), mashed potatoes, loads of luscious gravy, cranberry-orange relish, not your traditional green bean casserole, and pecan pie, or pumpkin. $400.00 pesos per person, 2 for 1 drinks. Warm regards, Siobhan and Joanna Bryne.

Long time VIP Club participating restaurant El Tomato, Mesones #62 has changed their name to Buenos Aires Bistro. Owner/operator and chief chef, Mariano, some time back gradually parlayed the popular vegetarian and health themed restaurant into a full-fledged Argentine style restaurant with great cuts of meats with other South American specialties yet he maintained the name familiar to locals. Mariano sensed it was time to name the Bistro for what it is all about. As usual, members an take 10% off when paying cash or credit card.

Another exciting theatrical production is also on the horizon presented by the San Miguel Theater Company, directed by VIP Club member Jim Newell. The presentation, "Broadway Babes" features six actors belting out 20 show tunes. (See details on attachment)

Century 21's Charming Real Estate office has moved to Mesones #57.

We do know VIP Club participating Pizza Pig is moving but as of the moment we don't have the new location. Pizza Pig! Pizza Pig! Pizza Pig! Pizza Pig! Pizza Pig! 

We're banging the drum for Servitaxi, 152-5993, for safe and secure taxi rides and also . . . along with the chilling thought that cold weather is on the way so make sure you fill your propane tank with Providencia Gas and get your VIP Club discount. Call the truck direct at 415-109-5357!

Support your local library. We urge all members to become a member of Biblioteca Publica. Membership sign up for a mere 100 pesos that alone will float the library's boat, a small way for members to become a big part of our community. Alas! Come celebrate Biblioteca's 60th anniversary, Friday, November 21, 5 pm. for a songfest with complementary food and drink.

Congrats to Andrea Fernandez and Luis Mandrazo on their recent marriage!

R.I.P. Jack Hartmann

R.I.P. I.M. Sheffield

Get better: Steve Solomons

Thank you for your continuous and loyal support.

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