February Activities in Casco – from the 1st to the 15th

Friday 12> PRESS CONFERENCE. II MUSIC FESTIVAL OF EARLY PANAMANIAN MUSIC

11:00 am

The II Music Festival of Early Panamanian Music will be held from the 24th to the 28th of February at the Panama Viejo ruins, and at the Anita Villalaz and Amador Theaters in Casco Viejo. The final objective of the festival will be explained at the press conference, as well as the academic programming and concert schedules.

+INFO // Asist for free: centrocultural@aecid.org.pa

https://www.facebook.com/festivalmusicaantiguapanama

 

Sunday 14> CINEMA SUNDAYS: “EL SUR”

11:00 am

“La Gaviota” is a house with a weather-vane situated in the outskirts of Northern Spain. That is where Agustin, a doctor and clairvoyant, lives with his wife Julia, a persecuted teacher in the times of the Civil War, and their daughter Estrella. Estrella will grow from childhood into adolescence suspecting there is something hidden regarding her father’s life.
+INFO // Free entrance: centrocultural@aecid.org.pa

 

EXHIBITION “EXQUISITE PANDORA: VISUAL NARRATIVES WITH THE CITY”

Exquisite Pandora. Visual Narratives with the City is a way of  exploring Panama City in a creative way, a metropolis with thousands of stories to tell. Based on accounts told by characters such as a taxi driver, a politician, someone who takes care of parked cars, or a lady from high society, 18 illustrators have created pieces that encompass the essence of their stories.

http://ccecasadelsoldado.org/site/pandora-exquisita-narrativas-visuales-con-la-ciudad/

 

LIBRARY

Monday closed.
Tuesday 2 from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm. Tuesday 9 closed.
Wednesday 3 y 10 de 10:00 am to 6:00 pm.
Thursday 4 y 11 from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm.
Friday 5 from 10:00 am to 8:00 pm. Friday 12 from 1:00 pm to 8:00 pm.
Saturday 6 closed. Saturday 13 from 10:00 am to 8:00 pm.
Sunday 7 closed. Sunday 14 from 1:00 pm to 8:00 pm.

You can consult the library catalog here
Ask for assistance from the CCE personnel for WiFi access  y to regulate the AC.
Free entry.

Paddle Race starting at Casco Viejo this weekend

Panama Casco Viejo, Casco Antiguo

I love how the beach is getting used more and more for wonderful activities! This time by CREBA (Club de Remos de Balboa/ Balboa´s Rowing Club), which is the organization that year after year organizes the famous Cayuco Race.

This race will start at Santo Domingo Beach in Casco Viejo (enter by Third Street) and will be “stand up paddle”, for all levels: amateur to pro. Starting early! 7:30 a.m.  To participate is $10, and they are fundraising for Hearts Cry Children Ministry Foundation.

paddle board

Games and Casco Lifestyle

Panama Casco Viejo, Casco Antiguo

There are always so many different things that you can be part of in this neighborhood.  Take this week, for example: yesterday, a chess tournament at Plaza Catedral.  Walk any night by Plaza Herrera around 7 p.m., and you´ll see children (and young adults!!!) playing “Calle 7″, a popular TV show with the classic obstacle race. They use every since bench in the park, and are quite good at it! in the middle of the laughing and crazy running, a group of about 100 or more ciclysts entered the scene, going around the plaza and then on to tour Casco. Quite an impressive view!

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Casa Sucre 3rd Anniversary in Casco Viejo!

Panama, Casco Viejo, Casco Antiguo

Congratulations to Alyce and Richard! Their Coffeehouse at Casa Sucre is celebrating its third anniversary tomorrow! Starting noon and until 4:30 p.m. , they´ll have different activities going on, from organic coffee tasting (12:00) to champagne toast and raffle with gifts.

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Chef Felipe Milanés opens restaurant in Casco Viejo

Panama, Casco Viejo, Casco Antiguo

After working for years in restaurants and TV Shows in the States, and travelling everywhere from Iceland to Dubai, chef Felipe Milanés returns to Panama to open a restaurant at 12th Street and A Avenue in Casco Viejo.

Magazine K featured his career and new proyect in Casco called Tomillo, check it out:

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Danilo Perez awarded at Universidad de Panama

Panama, Casco Viejo, Casco Antiguo

Last night, musician and grammy award winner Danilo Perez was awarded at Universidad de Panama with an Honoris Causa degree to celebrate his prolific career and beautiful achievements.  La Prensa published a note, where Danilo is quoted: “stop thinking of art as a simple ornament to public life”.  Danilo, who has made his life about how to provoke social change through music, has also been an advocate of music as a path to inner truth,  team work and cultural change. As he once told us about corruption and education: most people in jail for corruption are people with high education degrees. It is not an issue of education, but of culture. And that is where art can be most effective.

Congratulations Danilo for the award, but above all, thanks for bringing your amazing energy to Casco Viejo and helping bring the best of our culture out.

La Prensa Note: http://www.prensa.com/entretenimiento/Danilo-Doctor-Honoris-Universidad-Panama_0_4396810431.html

 

 

 

Beautiful day at the Panama Jazz Festival

Panama, Casco Viejo, Casco Antiguo

It was a beautiful day at the Panama Jazz Festival concert this past weekend. We had a wonderful time. Music was amazing.  We were at Ciudad del Saber, surrounded by Casqueños! =) Loved the back section where El Cuarto Rojo was giving circus classes to kids.  I was starving, so bought a tamal de olla at the Sabores de mi Barrio (from Casco) section. Could have eaten two…

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Panama Jazz Fest is Here! 2016

Panama Casco Viejo, Casco Antiguo

Panama Jazz Festival is here! inauguration will be at City of Knowledge tonight, and I´ll have the honor of being the MC for the night! Exciting! Also, the whole week will have great shows at the Danilo Jazz Club in Casco Viejo. And, of course, the already famous concert on Sunday at Ciudad del Saber.

Here is the info:

CALENDAR OF EVENTS click HERE

DANILO´S JAZZ CLUB PAGE

PANAMA JAZZ FESTIVAL PAGE

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Chess Tournament at Plaza Catedral, Casco Viejo

Panama, Casco Viejo, Casco Antiguo

Walking around I saw this poster and almost had a heart attack: a chess tournament in Casco! amazing, and a great idea.  January 21st to 24th! see details here:

chess in Plaza

A Casco Dog´s Life: Mobile Services

Panama, Casco Viejo, Casco Antiguo

Walking up and down, I bumped into this service that I thought was simply fantastic: a mobile beauty salon for your dog! if you are travelling, or simply don´t have time, no worries: just call ShowerDog !  panama@showerdog.com

Morgan´s face … priceless…!

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