Category Archives: various and sundry

Casco Viejo Events: Great Thanksgiving Video

Casco Viejo Panama Casco Antiguo Panama Real Estate For Sale For Rent Our friend Steve sent us this great video of all the fun we had in Thanksgiving.  Couldn´t find how to embed it, but please check it out!

Panamá Cultural Events: National Theater Young Opera

Panama Casco Viejo For Sale Panama Casco Antiguo For Rent Historic Real Estate by Iranovy Grenald (Excerpt from La Prensa) For 4th consecutive years, young voices come to the National Theater. It was the soprano Nicole Puga and the Baritone Ricardo Velásquez, both from Panama, and Spanish Tenor Gabriel Blanco, who created the concert “Young Opera”. This Lyrical event is to benefit the Fundaniños, and to a Women foundation that provides economic and psychological support to the Panamanian childhood .

Enjoyable gastronomic experience with Argimiro at Canal House in Casco Antiguo

Casco Antiguo, San Felipe Panama, Casco Viejo Last night, a group of friends organized a tapas night at Canal House in Casco Viejo with Argimiro, a Panamanian young chef who studied in Spain and even did his professional practice at the famous El Bulli Restaurant (Ferrán Adriá, 2 and 3 Michelin stars!).  When Argimiro returned to Panama, he fell in love with Casco Viejo and I have to say we fell in love with his food, so anytime he organizes a party or just a tapas night we are more than thrilled. And last night was really great. The thing … Continue reading

Casco Viejo Events: From opera to photography shows

Panama, Casco Antiguo Casco Viejo, San Felipe August seems to start with great enthusiasm. It is the National Theatre´s 100 year anniversary, plus other events are at hand. Here is the latest on cultural events in the Casco: August 7th with a concert to commemorate the Artist´s Day. August 8th: Ttu Concert. German jazz band playing along with panamanian bands. Tickets at ExedraBooks. $25, $20 and $15 August 28th, the soprano Nicole Puga will sing in a gala from the Fundación Bel Canto. October 1st: The National Orchestra performance October 6th to the 8th: National Ballet will perform Bayadere. October … Continue reading

Panama Real Estate: Cinta Costera moving forward.

Panama, Casco Viejo Casco Antiguo, San Felipe Every Sunday I do my grocery shop trip to the “outsides”. “Las Afueras” in Spanish, were all the areas outside Casco Viejo. They used to be a mix between country houses (Bella Vista), cattle farm (Paitilla) and mangrove. Either riding on a bus or in a car, I pass by Avenida Balboa which was built on top of all these beauties in the name of progress. My mind wanders back to the historic picture I have in my office and how different both landscape and culture where changed when the city grew. Finally, … Continue reading

Panama Expats: Attention!

A suggestion from one of our dear expat neighbors for a flash – blog: it might be of your interest to be reminded that all Americans Expats living in Panama have to report before June 30 to the US Government  any foreign bank account or be subject to a $10,000 fine. You can download the form at  

Panama Art II: Saint Malo Music Festival Inaugurates in Casco Viejo

Panama, Casco Viejo Casco Antiguo, San Felipe Flash post! The Saint Malo Music Festival just inaugurated. Check it out at: MAY 2008 FRIDAY 30   8 PM Teatro Nacional de Panamá Tickets: $2, $5, $10, $15 Elementary and High School Students: Free On sale at Ticketcenter Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional de Panamá Jorge Ledezma Bradley, Director Luis Casal, violín Isaac Casal, cello Victor Soto, piano Program: Beethoven: Sinfonia N° 7, en la mayor Intermission: Beethoven: Triple concierto, for violin, violoncello and piano, op. 56     SATURDAY 31   3:30 PM Museo Antropológico Reina Torres de Araúz Tickets: $5 Elementary … Continue reading

Panama Art: 15000 Watts in Casco Viejo

Panama, Casco Antiguo Casco Viejo, Plaza Herrera Last night I went to the opening of the show “15000 Watts” at La Casona de Brujas in Plaza Herrera.  The show is a meditation on the current energy crisis, in Panama, in the world, and how it touches all of us at different levels. It combined photos and paintings from both artist Miguel Lombardo and Cartooch. Miguel, in a more dramatic tone and Cartooch using their children-like style, it was a good combination on such a serious issue.  Most of the pieces by Cartooch had buttons to “turn on” the lights which … Continue reading

Art show and upcoming events

Remember to always check our Casco Antiguo Event Calendar at Thursday 29 May: 7:30 p.m. At La Casona: Photographic Art Show about the Energy Crisis. Artists: Miguel Lombardo and Cartooch. You can see more of Miguel´s work at and Cartooch´s work at: 9:00 p.m. Jazz night at Platea, with Carlos Garnet Friday 30 May: 5:30 p.m. Wine Tasting at Super Gourmet 9:00 p.m. Salsa with Andy Bush (not THAT Bush…although that would be pretty funny! ) at Platea Saturday 31 May: 10 p.m. Rock Concert at La Casona: Señor Loop Tickets $7 gents $5 ladies. Señor Loop … Continue reading

The Panama Art Bienale is here!

Every year, around September, a group of artists present their work at the Contemporary Art Museum. This year, several “Casco Addicts” are competing: film directors Abner Benhaim and Enrique Castro Ríos. Other years have had photographer Rachelle Mozman, who is also a Casco resident. So check it out: Here is the program of activities announced in their web: PROGRAM OF ACTIVITIES 2008 Art exhibition of the 8th Biennial From September 9th to October 21st, the Panama Art Biennial will present works by 13 local and international artists chosen by Mexican curator Magali Arriola. The participating artists are: Abner Benaim, … Continue reading