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SATURDAY FEB 14. “Mira fijamente” picture work by Enrique Jaramillo Barnes and poetry by Enrique Jaramillo Levy. Diablo Rosso. ...
SATURDAY 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.
SATURDAY FEB 14 &NDASH; 15
Baby Fair at ATLAPA. 1:00 – 9:00 p.m. $3. Info.: 236 – 3468. www.expobebepanama.com.
SATURDAY FEB 14 &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.
SATURDAY FEB 14 &NDASH; 20
“Mojado de Luna” 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.
SATURDAY FEB 14 &NDASH; 28
“Latin American Abstraction” collective exhibit at Arteconsult gallery, calle 50.
SATURDAY FEB 14 &NDASH; APRIL 6
“Cinderella”, Spanish play at Teatro Aba. Every Sunday. 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. Tickets $6.
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.
San Valentine’s Day Party at The Gallery. DJ Robbie Rivera, Edward Allen, DJ Tenshi, and Tom Sawyer. $12 presale, $15 VIP in the Plaza New York office.
Roof Saturdays @ San Valentine’s and Pre-carnival party at The Roof, Punta Pacifica. El Kid on stage. Info.: 226-0333.
Kuna dancing workshop to celebrate the day of friendship. Arte Guiled Workshop. Information: 302-0549 and 6633-3267.
SUNDAY FEBRUARY 15
Flea market at the Cathedral Plaza, Casco Viejo, starting at 9:30 a.m.
Old cars exhibit, artistic and folkloric presentations, food and plants stands and more sponsored by the Patronato Panama Viejo and Panama Classic Car Club at Panama Viejo. 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Free Entrance.
Tour to the caves at lake Bayano. $75. Info.: 261-5043.
Skydiving trip to Chilibre. 20 minute instruction, from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. $200, includes one trip. Info.: 269-0747.
Dog Festival at Melo Pet & Garden of 12 Octubre road. 3:00 p.m.
Solar observation exhibition given by the Panamanian Amateurs Astronomy Association. From 2:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. before the sun does down. Donation: $1.
50th Golden Jubilee Reunion Celebration & Dinner Dance of Paraiso & Rainbow City High Schools classes of 1959. Information: 954-330-1344.
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.
Alex Dey’s seminar entitled: Sales and Projections: Accomplish your Goals” at the Paradise Banquet Hall. Inscription: $40. Information 391-4678.
Rockband 2.0 competition at Karaoki Discotheque in Calle 50, next to Decameron’s office. Just bring your guitar. From 8:30 p.m. Information: 6655-3888
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
Birds photography exhibit at the Las Oropendolas room at the Metropolotican Park. 6:30 p.m. Free entrance. Info.: 232-5977.
FRIDAY FEBRUARY 20
Elk’s Club “Carnival Blast” at Elk’s Club in Ancon (behind Shamrock’s Restaurant). 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.
28th Grand Antillian Fair at the grounds of the Afro-Antillian Museum located in Calle 24 and Justo Arosemena Avenue from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Enjoy calypso music, drinks and Antillian food. Cost: $4. Information: www.samaap.org.
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 by February 17 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.
Adventure tour to the caves at the National Chagres Park. $59. Info.: firstname.lastname@example.org.
SATURDAY MAR 7-8
Drifting, sound competition and presentations from Sean Kingston and Flo Rida at the Figali Center, in Amador. Tickets for sale at Blockbuster $22.10. It is valid for the two days.
X-Treme Wheels and Drift
SUNDAY MARCH 8
Nike race to celebrate the International Women’s Day. Starting line New York Square in Calle 50. Inscriptions until March 6. Information: 214-7857.
FRIDAY MARCH 13
Hernan Romero in concert at the National Theater. 7:30 p.m. For more information contact at the theater entrance.
SATURDAY MARCH 14
Fifth Annual El Valle Picnic of the American Society of Panama on the grounds of Los Capitanes Hotel in el Valle de Anton. Cost for members $18 adults, $10 (children 13-15), $5 (children 7-12). Non-members $20. Information 233-5318 or 6618-8877
Movistar Music Fest 2009 at the Figali Plaza. From 6:00 p.m. on Satuday and 11:00 a.m. on Sunday. Tickets for sale at Blockbuster from $15.
SATURDAY MARCH 21
Vallenato Festival at the Figali Convention Center. Tickets for sale at Blockbuster from $28.35.
Backyardigans Live. Popular show for kids and preschoolers at the Anayansi Theater, Atlapa Convention Center. Tickets $15.
WEDNESDAY APRIL 2
American Society of Panama’s Annual Auction at the Plaza Paitilla Inn. Organized by the American Society of Panama and the USA Caravana. Information 6583-1165.