For your diary
WEDNESDAY JAN 7. Jazz night at Casa Gongora, Casco Viejo. 8:00 p.m. Info.: 212-1350.
WEDNESDAY JAN 7
Jazz night at Casa Gongora, Casco Viejo. 8:00 p.m. Info.: 212-1350.
WEDNESDAY JAN 7 &NDASH; 9
End of the year collective exhibit at Arlene Lachman Gallery. CALLE 1ra. El Carmen
“Bodies Revealed”, Santo Tomas Hospital, Avenida Balboa entrance. Exhibit shows the systems of the human bodies. Adults $20, seniors $12, children $10. Information: 393-5720
WEDNESDAY JAN 7 &NDASH; JAN 10
Collective photographic exhibit “Shadow Hunters” by Spanish artists at the Contemporary Art Museum in Ancon. 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Info.: 262-3380.
“Holidayzed & Confused” collective exhibit at Diablo Rosso’s art gallery, Calle 48 Bella Vista. Info.: 399-8825.
WEDNESDAY JAN 7 &NDASH; JAN 31
Pop art collective exhibit at Galeria ArteConsult: Aleman y Grimberg, Calle 50. Info.: 302-2646.
WEDNESDAY JAN 7 &NDASH; 14 2009
“La bella durmiente del bosque” play at La Quadra Theater. Tuesdays to Fridays 7:30 p.m., Saturdays 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m., Sundays 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. $5 children $7 adults. Info.: 214-8281.
WEDNESDAY JAN 7 &NDASH; 18
The annual Flower and Coffee International Fair, in Boquete Chiriqui. Showcase of the district’s landscapes with 44 gardens, and a huge variety of plants, flowers and coffee.
THURSDAY JAN 8
Jazz night at Bar La Platea, Casco Viejo. 10:00 p.m. Info.: 228-4011.
FRIDAY JAN 9
Happy hour and jazz music at Shihan Sushi Restaurant (Calle 51, banking area). 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. Info.: 264-1824.
SUNDAY JANUARY 11
Expat Explorer Jungle Boat Safari. Experience the flora, fauna, birds, animals, etc. in and around Panama's Lake Gatun. The trip includes transportation to and from the Gamboa dock. 8:00 a.m. cost: $85. RSVP by Jan 9 at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Flea market at Las Brisas de Amador, Causeway. Handicrafts sales, pets, food, real estate and more. 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Free admission. Info.: 314-3369.
Flea market at the Cathedral Plaza, Casco Viejo, starting at 9:30 a.m.
MONDAY JAN 12
Expat happy hour social at the Rockin’ Gorilla, Via Argentina. 2 x1 drink specials. 7:30 – 11:00 p.m.
TUESDAY JANUARY 13
St Andrews Society (Scottish Society) gathering at Rincon Aleman. 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. All Scots, Scots descendants as well as those with an interest in Scotland and its culture are welcome. Info.: email@example.com
WEDNESDAY JANUARY 14
Independent film night at La Casona, Casco Viejo (one block past the Plaza Herrera). 8:30 p.m. Free entrance. Info.: 211-0740.
Panama Jazz Festival’s Gala Night at the National Theater. Mediterranean Jazz Flamenco presented by the Spanish Embassy. Tickets for sale at the offices of the Danilo Perez Foundation (Avenida A
THURSDAY JAN 15
Panama Jazz Festival at Figali Convention Center. Marco Pignataro and legendary Cuban pianist Chucho Valdez Quintet. 8:00 p.m. Tickets $12 –107; Blockbuster. More information: www.panamajazzfestival.com.
FRIDAY JAN 16
Panama Jazz Festival at Figali Convention Center. Luba Mason, la banda kava and Wayne Shorter Quartet. 8:00 p.m. Tickets $12 –107; Blockbuster.
FRIDAY JANUARY 16 - 27
International Fair of La Chorrera. Annual fair with an array of cultural, folkloric performances, and crafts, plants and produce from around the country.
SATURDAY JAN 17
Friendly soccer match between the Panama and Denmark soccer teams. Agustín "Muquita" Sánchez Stadium, La Chorrera. Time TBD. Info.: www.marearoja.com/
Expat Explorer half-day Panama Canal tour. 7:30 a.m. – noon. $90. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
Panama Jazz Festival free concert at Plaza Cathedral, Casco Viejo. 1:00 pm - 11:00 pm. http://www.panamajazzfestival.com
Jazz night at La Casona, Casco Viejo. 10:00 p.m. Info.: 211-0740.
MONDAY JANUARY 19
First meeting of Phenomenal Women’s Network, a professional women’s network. 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. at the City Club, Calle 50. Cost: $25. RSVP: email@example.com
THURSDAY JAN 22
Free tango lessons and dancing at Pizza Piola in Calle 51, near Federico Boyd Ave. 7:30 – 11:00 p.m.
FRIDAY JANUARY 23
Miguel A Bernal’s fundraising campaign presents dinner and dancing with Osvaldo Ayala at Restaurante Lun Fung. 8:30 p.m. $20.
SATURDAY JANUARY 24
American Society of Panama’s Dry Season Picnic at the Balboa Yacht Club. $10 for members and $25 for non-members. 12 – 4:00 p.m. info.: American.firstname.lastname@example.org
Expat Explorer exclusive Murder Mystery dinner aboard the Isla Morada yacht. A night of intrigue, dinner, and open bar. 3:30 p.m. $75 Info.: www.expatexplorers.com.
SUNDAY JAN 25
English literature book exchange (and drop in socializing) at Rhino’s, Federico Boyd. Trade books on a one to one basis. 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
WEDNESDAY JAN 28
Books & Arts Circle in English at Exedra Books. 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Come discuss literature and arts, with any topic-related book of your choice. $5.
Expats West Meet at Restaurante El Rincon in Coronado. Socializing meet and greet for Altos del Maria, Coronado, San Carlos and area. Everyone’s welcome. $10 for buffet.