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SATURDAY FEBRUARY 21. Expats Explorer Escape Carnival day trip to El Valle market, mud bath, and the beach. 9:00 a.m. $25. RSVP...
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
SATURDAY FEB 21, 22
XXVII Grand West Indian Fair with West Indian foods, music, dances. 10:00 a.m. on the grounds of the West Indian Museum (corner of Justo Arosemena Avenue and 24th Street East, in El Marañón.)
SATURDAY FEBRUARY 21 &NDASH; 24
Carnavales around the country. Info.: www.carnavaldepanama.com
SATURDAY FEB 21 &NDASH; 28
“Latin American Abstraction” collective exhibit at Arteconsult gallery, calle 50.
Exhibit of paintings by Dr. Justo Arosemena at the Cathedral Plaza, Monday to Friday 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Info.: 501-4128.
SATURDAY FEB 21 &NDASH; MARCH 6
“Puertas” (doors) exhibit at the Arlene Lachman Gallery (Calle 1ra El Carmen No. 101). All types of doors artistically enhanced by 22 artists. Monday – Friday 9:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Saturdays 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Info: 264-5257.
SATURDAY FEB 21 &NDASH; APRIL 6
“Cinderella”, Spanish play at Teatro Aba. Every Sunday. 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. Tickets $6.
SUNDAY FEBRUARY 22
English literature book exchange and garage sale at the parking lot of the Harley Davidson dealership on the corner of Via Italia and Balboa. 11:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. sellers $10/table, no entrance fee for buyers.
Adventure tour to the caves at the National Chagres Park. $59. Info.: email@example.com.
Expat Explorers “A night at the Oscars” at the private mezzanine level of the Marriott’s Royal Casino. $20 includes open bar and buffet. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
TUESDAY FEBRUARY 24
3 days/2 nights trip to Coiba Island. $2,000 for 10 people. Info.: 970-0059.
WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 25
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.
Jazz night at Las Terrazas, Multiplaza Pacific. Info.: 300-9462.
Independent film night at La Casona, Casco Viejo (one block past the Plaza Herrera). 8:30 p.m. Free entrance. Info.: 211-0740.
THURSDAY FEBRUARY 26
Jazz night at Platea Bar, Casco Viejo. 10:30 p.m. Info.: 228-4011
Tango presentation by the Argentinian Tango Academy of Panama at Pizza Piola. Tango lessons from 8:00 – 9:00 p.m. for $5. Info.: 263-4668.
FRIDAY FEBRUARY 27
Panamanian Cooking - Panamanian Wedding Soup, "Sopa Borracha". 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.
SUNDAY MARCH 1
Flea market at the Cathedral Plaza, Casco Viejo, starting at 9:30 a.m.
WEDNESDAY MARCH 4 &NDASH; 7
Expocomer 2009 at ATLAPA, business exhibits from more than 30 countries. 1:00 p.m.
THURSDAY MARCH 5 -12
Woody Allen’s “Writer’s Block” at Theatre Guild (next to Ancon DIJ). 8:00 p.m. Donation: $10. Info.: 212-0060.
FRIDAY MARCH 6 &NDASH; 8
Summer Fest 09 Panama, an event that unites all of the musical genres in the country. 20 national artists on stage at La Cascada, Dolega, Chiriqui. $5.
SATURDAY MARCH 7, 8
Extreme wheels & drift sponsored by Mas Movil, with drifting, sound competitions, and concerts by Sean Kingston and Flo Rida at Figali Convention Center. Doors open at 4:00 p.m. Saturday and 12:00 p.m. Sunday. Tickets $22, Blockbuster (valid for 2 days).
MONDAY MARCH 9
Expat happy hour social at Rhino’s. 7:30 – 11:00 p.m.
TUESDAY MARCH 10
St Andrew’s Society (Scottish Society) gathering at Rincon Aleman. 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
WEDNESDAY MARCH 11 &NDASH; 15
Le Grand Cirque in Panama at ATLAPA. Tickets $15 - $65 at Farmacias Metro, Extreme Planet and Hometek. Wed – Fri, 8:00 p.m. Sat 3:00 p.m., 8:00 p.m., Sun 2:00 p.m. , 7:00 p.m.
SATURDAY MARCH 14
American Society picnic on the grounds of the “Los Capitanes Hotel” in El Valle, Anton. 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. $18 members; $20 non-members. RSVP by March 12 at American.email@example.com.
SATURDAY MARCH 14, 15
Movistar Music Fest Panama 2009 at Plaza Figali with Aleks Syntek, Beto Cuevas, Carlos Vives, Luis Fonsi and more. Saturday 6:00 p.m., Sunday 11:00 a.m. One day: $15 general admission, $50 VIP. 2 days $20 general admission, $75 VIP, Blockbuster.
MONDAY MARCH 16
Expats Explorer Jungle boat tour to Lake Gatun. $85 / person, includes transportation to/from lake. RSVP by March 15 to firstname.lastname@example.org
TUESDAY MARCH 17
Expat Explorer La Pintada day trip. Visit Panama Hat makers, cigar makers, and tour a gold mine. 7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. RSVP my March 9 to email@example.com. $30 / person.
TUESDAY MARCH 24, 26
Fundacion Opera Panama presents “La Magia de la Opera” (The magic of opera) at the National Theater, with performances of the most beloved works of opera including Puccini, Mozart and Wagner. Tickets $10 - $85 at Blockbuster.
WEDNESDAY MARCH 25
Books & Arts Circle in English at Exedra Books. 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Come discuss literature and arts, with any book of your choice. $5.
WEDNESDAY APRIL 2
American Society of Panama and USA Caravana’s Annual Auction at the Plaza Paitilla Inn. Info.: 6583-1165.