Fun Events This Week: Day at the Bay, Theater, Thanksgiving

Panama, Casco Viejo, Casco Antiguo

Awesome weekend, and awesome week! Yesterday, the environmental ngo led the organization of a Day at the Bay, which is a community initiative where everyone “shows up” at Casco Viejo´s beach and … enjoys! yoga, circus, and beach games, the day was impeccable and tons of fun!

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Last night, Las Clementinas had a special evening, where theater mixed with your dinner. Loved the concept of the actors using the whole house as their stage, while people watched and had dinner. Fantastic!

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And yes, Casco Viejo´s neighborhood association (AVACA´s) Thanksgiving is coming! if you just moved to Casco, this is a great event to get to meet everyone. Bring food and a bottle of wine!


New Businesses: Palettamerica and Old Market

Panama, Casco Viejo, Casco Antiguo

At the corner of B Avenue and 8th Street, next to Tántalo and in front of Casa Sucre, two new businesses have opened: a conveniece store called Old Market and a lolly pop store called Palettamerica.

What I liked about Palettamerica was its fruit selection. Panamanian summer is starting, and believe me, nothing like a really cold popsicle to help you keep your cool. They are almost a survival tool. Plus, they are fun! Open from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.

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Car Wash in Casco Viejo! Welcome Plaza Amador

Panama Casco Viejo, Casco Antiguo

We all need to do it and we all hate leaving Casco for it. Casqueños try everything, from asking their concierges to doing it themselves when we have the time. However, nothing like pampering your car with the right products. The way I see it is that something that costs as much as a car should at least last … forever? well, or at try!

So, finally! a car wash in Casco Viejo! located at Plaza Amador, next to El Rey, Luis Moreno an Esperanza graduate, has opened his own business. He has over 20 years of experience in doing body work and detailing.  He is now offering individual washing services, as well as packages. Interesting: you don´t want to move your car? he´ll come to you!

Here are the packages and the info flyer. But nothing like a visit!

Learn more about how Esperanza helps local entrepreneurs: Programa Esperanza HERE.

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Red Bull takes Team to New York

Panama, Casco Viejo, Casco Antiguo

What an amazing event! Red Bull organized in our very small football field at Calle 4ta, Casco Viejo a very special match: every team in Casco and surrounding areas, competing against each other. The price? a trip to New York for the whole team!

First set of games were yesterday, today (Sunday) are the finals.  Crossing fingers! this will be an amazing experience for the winning team.  Congratulations Red Bull!

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Panama Food Tours, Casco Viejo

Panama Casco Viejo, Casco Antiguo

The food version of the famous bar crawls, Panama Food Tours will take you to different restaurants in Casco Viejo. They change each time! So you can repeat the tour with friends and family.  Prices around $39 to $49. Webpage: and  Facebook Page HERE

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Arquetipas at Jeronimo

Casco Viejo, Panama, Casco Antiguo

Two female artists showing their work at Jeronimo this week: Casco Viejo resident Federica Aiello Pini ( Italy) and Paula Roth (Swiss/Peruvian). They´ll be joined by violinist Elizabeth Jones.

When: Wednesday, October 28th, 7 p.m.

Where: Jeronimo at B Avenue and 10th Street

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Prisma speaks love!

Panama, Casco Viejo, Casco Antiguo

Last night was the closing of the PRISMA contemporary dance festival. It was simply the best contemporary dance performance I´ve ever seen.  And I think I´ve seen quite a few including really bad, really weird and really good!

Technique beyond amazing, strong concept, amazing coreography, comand of stage and audience. The company was Last Time from Belgium, and the  piece was called Speak Low if you Speak Love by Wim Wandekeybus.  Like a book you enjoy every chapter and you think you know who it is going to end but it surprises you, this piece was all about love (something you recognize or you think you know). This was the type of performance you have to see live. No way a video would convey the roaller coaster of emotions,  where you almost felt you had to “buckle up” for the ride of sweetness, anger, happiness, innocence, strangeness, comedy, vulnerability and the simple truth revealed at the end.

Live music on stage, musicians and singers were part of this almost mystical forest where bits of love lived in all their mighty power.  There is something about how live music hits you, it is a whole different experience and vibe.

Congratulations to the PRISMA team, I know they work hard all year and this was a tremendous effort. Last night´s standing ovation goes to all of you!

Contemporary dance and theater: October and November!

Panama, Casco Viejo, Casco Antiguo

PRISMA dance festival has started on a high note, with great performances.  If you are interested in modern dance, here is the WEBSITE will the full schedule of what, where and when. Only until October 19th!

And… coming soon!  theater night at Las Clementinas.  Have dinner and enjoy an experience as actors roam the house with the play Las Señoritas. $30 and includes the meal with a glass of wine. From November 18th to the 21st.

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Cancer Awareness Event at Papiro y Yo

Panama, Casco Viejo, Casco Antiguo

Last night we were at a beautiful event by Zaira and Ana at Papiro y yo / Franklin Panamá: a Yo Lucho (I fight) event pro Panama´s Cancer Association. A wonderful night full of laughter and beautiful, hand made merchandise that makes a difference no matter which day of the year you buy it. Last night it helped both cancer and the amazing ladies at Panama´s country side who create them. Good business, good people, good causes.  That´s my kind of shopping!

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Biodigestor at San Felipe Neri

Panama, Casco Viejo, Casco Antiguo

I am impressed. Finally, a biodigestor at the San Felipe Market! the Basura Cero program from the Major´s office has installed the first biodigestor as a prototipe to apply to the rest of the city´s markets. This is a huge step that took into account suggestions made from our community. The markets are known to produce a lot of organic garbage, that inevitably ends up on our streets.

This bio digestor is reported to have a capacity of 2.5m3 and can process up to 45 pounds daily.

We are glad that the Major´s office has taken Casco Viejo as the perfect place to try out this technology. This, along with a pilot program from the Garbage Authority that has raised the garbage recollection frequency is helping Casco get closer to the goal: Basura Cero – Zero Garbage.

HERE is the note from the Municipio