Tag Archives: Casco Viejo Lifestyle

Weekend running and racing in Casco Viejo

Panama, Casco Viejo, Casco Antiguo It is becoming more and more popular: people crossing Casco Viejo in their weekend running/bicycle path, and organizations creating marathons using Casco as one of their starting or finishing points (better if finish line, as they go straight to Unido for  coffee AND cookies…!) Here are some photos of last weekend´s marathon. Loved it! everyone showed up, even people running with their kids (and pets!) on strollers… awesome.

A night full of music and art

Panama Casco Viejo, Casco Antiguo Last night, Casco Viejo was full of great activities! free concerts at Plaza Catedral and Plaza V Centenario for completely different reasons: the celebration of Panama´s Red Cross 100 years and the celebration of Great! Britain´s week.  Panama is now sister city with Liverpool, so the event included a movie and music by the Beatles. Amazing cocktails! The Red Cross event had its own celebrities: the family of Lady Mallet, who founded Red Cross in Panama assisted. There is even a building in Casco called Casa Mallet, as per its original owner. Finally, we had … Continue reading

International Film Festival Panama 2017

Panama, Casco Viejo, Casco Antiguo Panama´s IFF Festival is here! several of the movies will be showing at the Anita Villalaz Theater and at the Cinta Costera. Starting March 31st, until the 5th of May, check out their extensive movie schedule at their webpage HERE.

Casco Yoga Schedule this Week

Panama Casco Viejo, Casco Antiguo From Yoga and Pilates to Salsa and Tai Chi, check out this week´s calendar for Casco Yoga

MACRO Fest 2017, Casco Viejo

Panama, Casco Antiguo, Casco Viejo Macro Fest is back! March 21st to 26th, this event gathers fashion, art, entrepreneurs in one week in Casco Viejo. If you are an artist or a fashion designer, or an entrepreneur with a cool project, contact Macro at http://macrofest.com/

Carnivals in Panama

Panama, Casco Viejo, Casco Antiguo Today is “Sábado de carnaval”, everyone is out either at the beach or at one of Panama´s countryside towns to celebrate. Casco gets pretty quiet, but if you walk to Central Avenue, you´ll see everyone buzzing, buying lottery tickets, hats, wigs and food, getting ready for the weekend and the parades.  Salsipuedes also has a traditional sale of school books, as the school calendar starts right after carnivals. We prefer to avoid the big party at Cinta Costera, if you are in Panama city, do explore Central Avenue or head to the beaches, specially Taboga … Continue reading

Panamanian Tales with a Twist: Micro Cinema

Panama, Casco Viejo, Casco Antiguo Last night was the second edition of Cine Animal at Temporal, Casco Viejo. The star film of the night was Cucarachita Mandi, a twist on the Panamanian fable “La Cucarachita Mandinga”.  All the films, including Mandi, were based on animation. Temporal also showed what it takes to make it: all the props (which were for sale) and the amazing number of people involved to do it. My favorite voice character was by Jaguar Clandestino, one of the really talented slam poets in Panama.  He raps pretty well too! Congratulations to the Temporal team and to … Continue reading

Pop up Movie Theatre in Casco Viejo

Panama, Casco Viejo, Casco Antiguo A mini movie theatre in Casco Viejo!   Arte Nómada and Cine Animal  transformed La Vecindad in a pop up mini cinema. This week, they opened with three short films by Panamanian artists and the place was packed. The films had fashion as a common theme, but they were all very different: from sci fi to abstract. Next week they´ll be doing “Neighborhood Film” night, so keep tuned! More about Arte Nomada click HERE

Crema y Nata , Casco Viejo

Panama, Casco Viejo, Casco Antiguo The Riba Smith group opened this week a small ice cream store in Casco Viejo! Located at Plaza Herrera, it has ice creams with very Panamanian fruits such as Jobo and Nance. Welcome Crema y Nata!

Great Start for 2017!

Panama, Casco Viejo, Casco Antiguo All of a sudden… puf! we are in 2017!  as in many places around the World, Panama is full of traditions to ensure a great start for 2017. From saving the seeds in 12 grapes (counting them, and buying a lottery ticket with the number), to exploding a life size doll packed with “bombitas” (fireworks… for those who like extreme sports), my favorites are always around the colorful foods that are available only in December. Going to the beach also ranks pretty high.  There is an important exodus that happens that week to every single … Continue reading