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FRIDAY JAN 16. Panama Jazz Festival at Teatro Anayansi, ATLAPA. Luba Mason, la banda kava and Wayn e Shorter Quartet. 8:00 p.m....
FRIDAY JAN 16
Panama Jazz Festival at Teatro Anayansi, ATLAPA. Luba Mason, la banda kava and Wayn e Shorter Quartet. 8:00 p.m. Tickets $12 –107; Blockbuster.
Panama Jazz Festival classical afternoon concert at Teatro Ascanio Arosemena. 3:00 p.m. – Niel Lenard (techno). 4:00 p.m. – Grupo La Raza.
Panama Jazz Festival jamming session at Scena Platea in Casco Viejo. 11:00 p.m.
The Pedasi Foundation hosts its first international investment meeting at the Miramar Intercontinental Hotel, 4:00 p.m. in order to unify individual stakeholders involved in the development of the region. Info.: email@example.com
FRIDAY JAN 16 &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.
FRIDAY JAN 16 &NDASH; 31
Pop art collective exhibit at Galeria ArteConsult: Aleman y Grimberg, Calle 50. Info.: 302-2646.
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
Arte en vivo. Witness local artists create original artwork. 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. at Plaza Bolivar, Casco Antiguo. Following the event there will be a silent auction benefiting the Danilo Perez Foundation. 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Panama Jazz Festival closing party: Salsa Meets Jazz at “No name Place,” former Flags in Causeway Amador. 10:00 p.m. $5 Info.: 232-7623.
Blue Note Jazz Quartet at La Casona, Casco Viejo. 11:00 p.m. Free entrance. Info.: 211-0740.
Second recycling fair in Parque Omar. Games, educational videos, and exhibits by different institutions that promote recycling. 10:00 a.m.
SUNDAY JANUARY 18
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.
SUNDAY JAN 18 &NDASH; FEB 18
“Mira fijamente” picture work by Enrique Jaramillo Barnes and poetry by Enrique Jaramillo Levy. Diablo Rosso. Free Entrance.
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.
Jazz night at Bar La Platea, Casco Viejo. 10:00 p.m. Info.: 228-4011.
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.
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.
Independent film night at La Casona, Casco Viejo (one block past the Plaza Herrera). 8:30 p.m. Free entrance. Info.: 211-0740.
Jazz night at Casa Gongora, Casco Viejo. 8:00 p.m. Info.: 212-1350.
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.
SATURDAY JANUARY 31
American Society of Panama’s Dry Season Picnic at the U.S. ambassador’s residence in La Cresta. $10 for members and $25 for non-members. 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Contact American.firstname.lastname@example.org before January 28 for tickets.
THURSDAY FEBRUARY 12
Giacomo Puccini’s Turandot at Teatro Anayansi, ATLAPA. 7:00 p.m. Tickets $33 - $128, $17- $65 for retirees; Blockbuster.
SATURDAY FEBRUARY 14
Anime weekend at the Yuyin Luzcando gym in Betania. 2:00 – 9:00 p.m. $2. Costume contest, karaoke, Cosplay Cup competition, video games tournament and more. Info.: www.cosplaypanama.blogspot.com
VFW Post 3835 Valentine’s Day Fish Fry at Post Home, Diablo No. 24. Karaoke, blackjack and poker. 3:00 –10:00 p.m. Tickets $7 in advance, $8 door. Info.: Lyle Chatham 269-9645.