Monthly Archives: July 2014

Street Birthday Party

Panama Casco Viejo, Casco Antiguo Loved street birthday parties. One of my earliest memories was hitting a piñata so hard I broke the wooden stick, which ended up hitting an adult several feet away. Hey, no one told him to be that close! Then there is another one, where a piñata finally broke and candies fell from the sky and somehow all of a sudden it was ok to jump in there and grab as much as you could, by force if you needed to. Awesome. But in today`s world, when was the last time you saw a street birthday … Continue reading

Casco Viejo at Escapes Magazine

Panama, Casco Viejo, Casco Antiguo This month`s edition of Escapes Magazine was devoted to Casco Viejo. Usually you see it in the planes in domestic flights, specially Air Panama.

Dueling Pianos! Tantalo on Friday

Just got this event… Dueling Pianos! Where? Tantalo When? Friday July 18th Bookings: 262-4030 or

The Tamarind Room at the Presidential Palace

Panama, Casco Viejo, Casco Antiguo I love learning new things about buildings and history in Casco Viejo. The other day visiting the Tamarind Room at the Presidential Palace, I had the opportunity to see the beautiful paintings by Roberto Lewis, and a whole series of portraits at the adyacent “Yellow Room” of the first “governors” of Panama, previous to the Republic (starting 1874, Panama became the Republic of Panama 1903). I find it fun and fitting that Roberto chose the humble tamarind to be the center of his painting to depict the tropical life of rural Panama. He was so … Continue reading

EnYogame – Free Event at Cuarto Rojo

Panama, Casco Viejo, Casco Antiguo Anything plan for August 2nd? what about a day enjoying yoga and vegetarian food? join everyone at El Cuarto Rojo at Calle 4ta for free! I`ve been to the events before and it is a great vibe. Do email them to reserve your spot and come early! they have mats, but the best is to bring your own. See more HERE.

Silent Auction: Doors of Casco Viejo Reimagined

Panama, Casco Viejo, Casco Antiguo I`m excited! On July 29th, Casco Viejo`s Neighborhood Association AVACA is holding a special fundraising event: it is a silent auction of original old doors of Casco Viejo, re imagined by amazing local artists. By re imagined we mean everything: painted, worked at, sculptured, you`ll love it! .I`ve seen some finished already and they are awesome.  And how can they not be? the artists involved are some of Panama`s most recognized names: Amalia Tapia, Eduardo Navarro, Rolo de Sedas, Miky Fabrega , Alexander Wtges, Braulio Matos, Christopher Hancock, Ivan Blasser, Insano, Leslie Nielsen, Maria Camila … Continue reading

Puppy Love! Rescue Accomplished

Panama, Casco Viejo, Casco Antiguo Beautiful team work: a month or so ago a stray dog gave birth to seven puppies at a local bar in Plaza Herrera. Saturday night! bar owner his friend were helping the mother with the birth of the little furry puppies.  Once the situation was stable, they shot an email to Casco Viejo`s community association (AVACA) reaching out for help. Immediately, emails exchange, and the puppies plus mom got transferred to a safe area where she was able to nurse them and be cared for. Everyone rushed into “rescue mission” mode: Mauricio led the team. … Continue reading

The Tourists, by Io Carrion and José Lerma

Panama, Casco Viejo, Casco Antiguo check out Diablo Rosso`s new art show! opening tomorrow, from 7 p.m to 9 p.m.

Opera Carmen at National Theater

Panama, Casco Antiguo, Casco Viejo Opera Joven is an organization that promotes opera in Panama. They`ve been active for some years now, and slowly but surely results are being produced.  This month, they`ll be doing a gala night with no more nor less than Carmen! one of my favorite ballets, hoping to see the full version at some point! Here is the info: