Category Archives: culture

CENTRAL HOTEL PANAMA, A HISTORIC LANDMARK

As a curious fact, in 1873, the brother´s company Shuber began the construction and finished works in 1874, baptizing the building as the Grand Hotel Central, now known as Central Hotel Panama. In 1878, the hotel was destroyed by a fire that started by a detonation in the pharmacy located in one of the local commercials inside the hotel. The hotel was rebuilt and opened again in 1884. The new hotel boasts all of 19th century Europeanizing modernity. The most striking element of the hotel was the interior courtyard “The Palm Garden”, it was a tourist attraction and the meeting … Continue reading

Christmas Mass in San Francisco de Asís Church

On December 25th, at 12:30 PM (afternoon), in San Francisco de Asis Church, at Casco Antiguo, will have the Christmas Mass presided by Monsignor Jose Domingo Ulloa.

Musical in La Merced Church

Christmas is here and you can breathe that feeling of solidarity, unity, joy, hope, family, love and peace. La Merced Church in Casco Antiguo invites us to celebrate Christmas with a musical performance of the birth of baby Jesus on December 21st at 6:30 pm. Join us.

A PHOTO BIOGRAPHY RON HAVIV + LAUREN WALSH

On December 19th, 2016/ 7:00pm/American Trade Hall Ron Haviv is an American photojournalist who at his 23 years old, captured the iconic image of Guillermo “Billy” Ford attacked by a member of the Battalions of Dignity in Santa Ana in 1989. Haviv has covered more than 25 conflicts in 100 countries during last three decades. Walsh, is a visual media and historical memory  professor from New York University, she met the photojournalist during an interview. She realice the international importance of that portrait 27 years ago and she asked herself: What happened to that photo and when the world stopped … Continue reading

RAW VEGAN SUPPER IN CASCO

Aris Latham is inviting Casqueños and friends to his compound at the end of Calle 5 and the Kiddie Park for a raw vegan supper.  A native Panamanian, he is considered the father of gourmet ethical raw foods and voted one of the top vegetarian chefs in the USA.  Hope you will join us for a unique evening in Casco. Sunday, 18 December Hour: 5:30pm Price: $45.00 pp RSVP  Clara Hardin email:  clara@arcoproperties.com WhatsApp 6676-1165  

SIX DAYS OF CINEMA IN CASCO!

Anti- Corruption Film Festival, Cinema and audiovisual media have undoubtedly become the most effective tool to raise awareness, report injustices, promote advocacy and to move the audience’s sensitivity, weaving bridges for small and large actions alike. Aware of this power, Transparency International has teamed up with ECOCINEMA and BRITDOC to produce FILMS FOR TRANSPARENCY –Anti-Corruption Film Festival in parallel to the 17th IACC. They will presenting in Plaza Catedral and Plaza de Francia. Free entrance. Here is the schedule, Plaza Catedral: November 29th,  at 20:00        November 30th, at 18:30        December 1st, at 18:30       December … Continue reading

Beatlemania tomorrow in Danilo Perez Jazz Club

Beatlemania tomorrow in Danilo Perez Jazz Club, just like the love craze born in 1963 for everything Beatles related. Dust off your memories and sharpen up your knowledge because there won’t only be music, there will be trivia.

MACRO Casco Viejo is here! 2013 Edition

Panama Casco Viejo Starting now until March 16th MACRO Fest will take over Plaza V Centenario and will splash with art and fashion the whole Casco Antiguo. Check out here the schedule they have for this year. I`m very curious to see their runway with clothing with recycling materials!

Soccer, Super Bowl and Yoga in Casco Viejo

Panama, Casco Viejo Yes, that`s right… This month in Casco has had a bit of everything. On Sunday everyone enjoyed the Super Bowl at El Sitio del Casco (what a game!) and today the whole country will tune into the soccer game Panama vs Costa Rica.  Here it will be an event at the newly opened Barlovento, Casco`s new spot at the corner of Central Avenue and 10th. From there, it will be straight up partying from Saturday until Wednesday (carnivals) and finally on February 16th your soul will find peace at Los Del Patio with a nice, relaxing event … Continue reading

The making of Panama`s Christmas Parade Starts in Casco Viejo

Panama, Casco Viejo This is my favorite Casco Crew: they work like crazy, but never seem stressed. It is the only crew I know that loves working 24 hours straight, delivers on time and the product normally comes out better than you imagined. What do they do? floats! Franz and his team can take on any project, no matter how simple or complicated. Creative team of guys, we love to say it`s international: one for every Panamanian province, plus a couple of Italians, USA and from time to time even a Latvian! This past weekend they were responsible for some … Continue reading