For your diary
MONDAY FEBRUARY 9. Expat happy hour social at The Greenhouse on Calle Uruguay. 7:15 p.m. – 10:45 p.m.
MONDAY FEBRUARY 9
Expat happy hour social at The Greenhouse on Calle Uruguay. 7:15 p.m. – 10:45 p.m.
Painting exhibit by Edwin Ortiz “Costumbrismo, Folclore y Tradicion de Panama” at the atrium of the Miraflores Visitors’ Center. Info.: 276-8449.
Summer 2009 live concert by Panama’s firemen music band at the visitor’s center, Panama Viejo. 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. Free Entrance. Info.: 226-8915.
MONDAY FEB 9 &NDASH; FEB 14
“Mira fijamente” picture work by Enrique Jaramillo Barnes and poetry by Enrique Jaramillo Levy. Diablo Rosso. Free Entrance. Info.: 399-8825.
“Bella durmiente del bosque” Spanish play at Teatro La Quadra. Tuesday – Friday 7:30 p.m. Saturdays 2:00, 4:00 p.m. Sundays 11:00 a.m., 2:00 p.m. Children $5, Adults $7, Retirees $3.50.
MONDAY FEB 9 &NDASH; FEB 20
Painting exhibit by artists Luis Felipe Oviedo at the Visual Arts Gallery of INAC. 7:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Free entrance. Info.: 501-4942.
MONDAY FEB 9 &NDASH; APRIL 6
“Cinderella”, Spanish play at Teatro Aba. Every Sunday. 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. Tickets $6.
TUESDAY FEBRUARY 10
St Andrews Society (Scottish Society) gathering at Rincón Aleman. 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. All Scots, Scots descendants as well as those interested in Scottish culture welcome. Info.: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Navy League dinner with HM ambassador Richard Austen, who will share some thoughts on climate change at Restaurante La Posta. 7:00 – 9:30 p.m. $35. Contact Hunter Schultz at email@example.com before Feb 6 for tickets.
WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 11
Concert dinner at Il Boccalino with Strauss’s vals and hungarian dances by J. Brahms. 7:00 p.m. Performances by Graciela Nuñez (violin), and Luis F. Morales (piano). Tickets $30, includes dinner. Info.: 6450-4788.
Independent film night at La Casona, Casco Viejo (one block past the Plaza Herrera). 8:30 p.m. Free entrance. Info.: 211-0740.
Jazz and bolero night at Casa Gongora (Casco Viejo) with Grupo Madeira and Trio Caribe, sponsored by the Mayor’s Office. Free entrance. 8:00 p.m.
Jazz night at Las Terrazas, Multiplaza Pacific. Info.: 300-9462.
THURSDAY FEBRUARY 12
Giacomo Puccini’s Turandot at Teatro Anayansi, ATLAPA. 7:00 p.m. Tickets $33 - $128, $17- $65 for retirees; Blockbuster.
Embera Indian village and waterfall tour. Meet the Embera in their natural habitat. $75. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org preferably before February 6.
Jazz night at Platea Bar, Casco Viejo. 10:30 p.m. Info.: 228-4011
Tango presentation by the Argentinean Tango Academy of Panama at Pizza Piola. Tango lessons from 8:00 – 9:00 p.m. for $5. Info.: 263-4668.
FRIDAY FEBRUARY 13
"Tarde de Amor y Boleros" ("Afternoon of LOVE and Boleros"). Panamanian cultural activities and basic Spanish lessons for free. 3:30 – 5:30 p.m. Location provided with RSVP. Info@spanishpanama.com.
Happy hour and live music at Shihan Sushi restaurant (Calle 51, banking area) from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. Info.: 264-1824.
FRIDAY FEB 13 &NDASH; 19
Discover Panama 7 days/ 6 nights tour of the interior: El Valle, Penonome, Las Tablas, Chitre, Pedasi, Isla Iguana, Volcan and Boquete. $595/ person, $445/person for retirees. RSVP and info: Juan Alberto 209-2000.
FRIDAY FEB 13 &NDASH; 15
Baby Fair at ATLAPA. 1:00 – 9:00 p.m. $3. Info.: 236 – 3468. www.expobebepanama.com.
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.
Library and Dell computer lab inauguration at Finca La Maya, a cultural arts and events center near San Carlos. 3:00 – 7:00 p.m. Info.: 240-8281.
SUNDAY FEBRUARY 15
Flea market at the Cathedral Plaza, Casco Viejo, starting at 9:30 a.m.
TUESDAY FEBRUARY 17
Free English seminar at The Tupper Conference Center (Smithsonian Institute, Ancon). 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. Free Entrance. Info.: 212-8076.
Comunidad Misionera Cristo Rey charity buffet dinner at the Continental Hotel. 7:00 p.m. Donation $125 (tax deductible). Info.: email@example.com
Expat Explorer happy hour mixer at Rincon Aleman (Calle 51). 7:30 – 9:30 p.m.
THURSDAY FEBRUARY 19
Boxing night at ATLAPA, with Luis “El Nica” Concepcion versus Santiago “El Vendaval” Acosta. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. Tickets $5 - $35, Blockbuster.
Expat Explorers Jungle boat safari tour. Experience the flora and fauna in and around Lake Gatun. 8:00 a.m. $85. Includes transportation to and from the lake and lunch. RSVP by Feb. 16 to firstname.lastname@example.org
FRIDAY FEBRUARY 20
Elk’s Club “Carnival Blast” in Ancon. Murga, unlimited draft beer, and DJ John Wolff. $10.
Conversational: "The Panamanian Carnaval". Panamanian cultural activities and basic Spanish lessons for free. 3:30 – 5:30 p.m. Location provided with RSVP. Info@spanishpanama.com.
SATURDAY FEBRUARY 21 &NDASH; 24
Carnavales around the country. Info.: www.carnavaldepanama.com
SATURDAY FEBRUARY 21
Expats Explorer Escape Carnival day trip to El Valle market, mud bath, and the beach. 9:00 a.m. $25. RSVP to email@example.com.
SUNDAY FEBRUARY 22
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 FEBRUARY 25
Books & Arts Circle in English at Exedra Books. 10:00 a.m. $5