For your diary
TUESDAY MARCH 10. Expat Explorers learn to and/or play bridge at Rhino’s Restaurant. 6:30 p.m.
TUESDAY MARCH 10
Expat Explorers learn to and/or play bridge at Rhino’s Restaurant. 6:30 p.m.
St Andrew’s Society (Scottish Society) gathering at Rincon Aleman. 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
The Navy League dinner with Don Elder, Project Manager of the C.A.T. facility at Howard, at the Balboa Yacht Club. 7:00 p.m. RSVP to email@example.com.
TUESDAY MARCH 10 - 11
Japanese Culture Week free Origami workshop and Japanese lessons at the National Library. 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Info.: 263-6155.
TUESDAY MARCH 10 &NDASH; 15
Japanese Culture Week free movie screenings at Teatro en Circulo and Cinepolis. Info.: www.panama.emb-japan.go.jp
TUESDAY MARCH 10 &NDASH; APRIL 6
“Cinderella”, Spanish play at Teatro Aba. Every Sunday. 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. Tickets $6.
WEDNESDAY MARCH 11
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
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.
THURSDAY MARCH 12
Boquete Jazz Festival sponsors Gala at Oasis Hotel & Restaurant with Fantasy Jazz & Natural Sound Jr. 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Tickets $10, sold at: Valle Escondido Country Club, Bistro Boquete, Oasis B&B and Ana´s Sweet in Boquete, and Cocina Rica in David.
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.
Salsa lesson at Paradise Ballroom, on the corner of Via Brazil and Via España. Doors open 5:00 p.m. lessons start 6:00 p.m. $5.
THURSDAY MARCH 12, 13, 14
Woody Allen’s “Writer’s Block” at Theatre Guild (next to Ancon DIJ). 8:00 p.m. Donation: $10. Info.: 212-0060.
FRIDAY MARCH 13
Happy hour and live music at Shihan Sushi restaurant (Calle 51, banking area) from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. Info.: 264-1824.
FRIDAY MARCH 13 - 14
Boquete Jazz Festival concert at Valle Escondido Country Club with Luba Mason and her Trio, Reginald Boyce, and Panama’s Jazz Effects (Friday) and Imox Jazz Quartet, Hernan Romero Jazz Flamenco, and Yuri Honing Quartet (Saturday). 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Tickets per day: VIP (with table) $20, general admission: $15; sold at: Valle Escondido Country Club, Bistro Boquete, Oasis B&B and Ana´s Sweet in Boquete, and Cocina Rica in David.
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.firstname.lastname@example.org.
VI Diablos and Congos Festival, afro-colonial cultural showcase, in front of Portobelo’s park. 10:00 a.m. Sale of food and crafts, art exhibits and cultural performances. Info.: 264-4560.
Japanese Culture Week Anime and POP culture event at the University of Panama with Cosplay and a drawing contest, anime documentaries, karaoke, video games, fashion shows, and Japanese pop music. Free Entrance. Info.: 263-6155.
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.
SUNDAY MARCH 15
Boquete Jazz Festival’s free concert at the Domingo Medica Park wirh Natural Sound Jr., Outside Jazz Band, Sin Ensamble Jazz Quartet, and the symphonic band from Chiriqui’s Universidad Autonoma. 11:00a.m to 4:00p.m.
IX Kite festival by the Chinese - Panamanian Professionals Association at Amador, near TGIF. 2:00 – 6:00 p.m. Info.: 2367355.
Flea market at the Cathedral Plaza, Casco Viejo, starting at 9:30 a.m.
MONDAY MARCH 16
Expats Explorer Jungle boat tour to Lake Gatun. $85 / person, includes transportation to/from lake. RSVP by March 15 to email@example.com
MONDAY MARCH 16
Free Salsa lessons at Spanish Panama. 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. Info.: 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.
FRIDAY MARCH 20 &NDASH; 22
Backyardigans Live. Popular show for kids and preschoolers at the Anayansi Theater, ATLAPA. Ticket $10 - $45; Farmacias Metro, Extreme Planet.
SATURDAY MARCH 21
2009 Vallenato Fesival at Figali Convention Center. Tickets $28 - $133; Blockbuster.
III Annual Festival of Art in the Park of Penonome. Proceeds of sales go towards scholarship grants to art students. Free musical and artistic presentations. Info.: 997-8490.
MONDAY MARCH 23
Embera Indian village tour escorted by a fully bilingual guide. $75. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
TUESDAY MARCH 24, 26
Fundacion Opera Panama presents “La Magia de la Opera” (The magic of opera) at the National Theater, with performances of Puccini, Mozart and Wagner operas. 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. $5.
April 2: American Society of Panama and USA Caravana’s Annual Auction