Monthly Archives: March 2015

Felipe Motta Opens Casco Viejo Store

Panama, Casco Viejo, Casco Antiguo They all come back! it only took 50 years, but that`s ok… Welcome!!! Felipe Motta is here! Open from Monday to Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.  Location: El Colegio building, behind Casa Neuman, a few steps away from Plaza Herrera. Photo by Ken Milburn Photo by Ken Milburn

Fatto in Italia Film Festival in Casco Viejo

Panama, Casco Viejo, Casco Antiguo For the first time, a week full of Italian movies in Casco! free entry to all movies, which will be held at different venues in Casco: Jerónimo Gallery, Anita Villalaz Theater and Compañía de Jesús monument.  Starting on March 24th until the 29th. See the photo here for movies, where and when.

Contemporary Dance: March 22nd and 23rd

Panama Casco Viejo, Casco Antiguo Fundación Espacio Creativo is having a performance at the Anita Villalaz Theater next week: March 22nd and 23rd.  This foundation is focused on gathering dancers and choreographers, and helping them produce and promote contemporary dance in Panama. Here is the info on next week`s performance:

New Businesses in Casco!

Panama, Casco Viejo, Casco Antiguo New start ups hit town! El Maná: Home made, Panamanian food delivered to your office or home in Casco. Healthy options included! daily menu starting at $3.75, seafood options on Fridays $4.50.  Call Yves Becerra at: 6344-1808 / 6410-2978 Hope SeaFood:  Seafood delivery to your restaurant or home. By Martín Williams and Juan Acevedo. Their product comes straight from the boat, as their family members are fishermen. Restaurants that are using this service are Manolo Caracol, Donde José, Las Clementinas and Super Gourmet. Tel. 6805-2773 (Martin/ Juan 6252-3869 Delivery Casco: Mini mobile store that roams … Continue reading

Wynton Marsalis played at American Trade Hotel

Panama, Casco Viejo, Casco Antiguo A phone call, a friendship, an amazing event: jazz legend Wynton Marsalis ended up playing at the American Trade Hotel in Casco Viejo after a trip to Venezuela was cancelled. The famous trumpet player was touring Latin America along with 20 musicians from New York`s Lincoln Center, so he reached out to his old friend (and Grammy Award winner) Danilo Perez  to see if he could pass by and support Danilo`s Jazz School in Panama, run by the Danilo Perez Foundation.   A workshop was given at Plaza Herrera, and a concert Saturday night at Danilo`s … Continue reading

Volunteer Day at Casco!

Panama Casco Viejo, Casco Antiguo We are so glad to see the International Volunteer Day being celebrated in Panama.  In Casco Viejo, with the number of ngo`s deeply involved in the community, volunteering is part of your lifestyle.  And to celebrate it, Fundación Calicanto re took AVACA`s art garbage tank project and along with artists and volunteers from Morgan & Morgan painted beautiful, almost zen like tanks that will be distributed through Casco this week.  Thumbs up for Sharia for coordinating and for everyone at Fundación Calicanto who made it happen!  

International Film Festival Panama 2015

Panama, Casco Viejo, Casco Antiguo IFF Panama is back! From the 9th to the 15th of April. This year it overlaps a bit with the big regional President´s meeting, so probably reality will be better than fiction! We heard President Obama is confirmed and so is Cuba. Go Panama! Here are the venues of the Festival: HERE And here the list of movies: HERE      

MACRO Fest 2015 Casco Viejo

Panama Casco Viejo, Casco Antiguo The Seventh Edition of Macro Fest is here. Starting next week, Plaza V Centenario at the very entrance of San Felipe, will host a number of activities featuring art and fashion. Other locations will be Los Del Patio, Clementinas, American Trade Hotel, Canal Museum, Diablo Rosso, Onplog and Casa del Soldado. Please note that you can park at Cinta Costera 1 and Macro will offer transportation in and out of Casco Viejo. Easy does it! Here is the Schedule: CLICK HERE And the translation of the events to English at the jpgs on this blog:

GREAT Britain is showcased at Arco Chato

Panama, Casco Viejo, Casco Antiguo Many don´t know about it, but Panama has had a long relationship with Great Britain (which probably involved pirates at some point, but it has gotten better!). To celebrate it, the British Embassy has organized a show at Arco Chato called GREAT! It will be on until the weekend.  Go check it out!      

El Rey opens this Wednesday!

Panamá, Casco  Viejo, Casco Antiguo I know we announced it in December, but, well… permits in Casco take time. Finally they got green light and Wednesday March 4th at 11 a.m. will be the official inauguration! This is the smallest and cutest of the existing El Rey stores. It is a whole new adventure for them and for Casco. So come and check it out! It is located at the Benedetti building, at Central Avenue diagonal to the American Trade Hotel.