For your diary
FRIDAY APRIL 10. Easter Friday
FRIDAY APRIL 10
SATURDAY APRIL 11
Theater performance based on Alfred Jarry work, with opera, reggae, dances and more at the Baluarte (bulwark) Mano de Tigre, next to Parque Herrera in Casco Viejo. 7:00 p.m. Free Entrance.
Expat Explorer potluck dinner and jive dance night at a private home in Las Cumbres (directions with RSVP). 5:30 p.m. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org. $2 / person.
SATURDAY APRIL 11 &NDASH; 12
Orchids Fair in Boquete, Chiriqui. More than 100 exhibits from different orchids associations.
SATURDAY APRIL 11 - 26
Panama Grafico 09 exhibit at the Contemporary Art Museum, with artistic creations by national and international artists. Info.: Info@panamagrafico.com. Tickets: $3, $2 retirees, and $1 students.
SUNDAY APRIL 12
Easter sunrise service at the patio of the West Indian Museum in El Marañon (corner of the Justo Arosemena Ave and 24th St in Calidonia). 5:45 – 7:30 a.m. Service, choirs, dance troupes, refreshments and the annual Grace Walter’s Easter Hat Contest.
SUNDAY APRIL 12 - 30
Expo Divertimentos, digital drawings exhibit by Fernando Toledo at Restaurante Manolo Caracol, Casco Viejo. Mondays – Fridays and Sundays noon – 3:00 p.m and 7:00 – 10:00 p.m. Saturdays 7:00 – 10:00 p.m. Free entrance. Info.: 228-4640.
MONDAY APRIL 13
Expat explorer happy hour at Parillada Jimmy’s (next to ATLAPA). 7:00 p.m.
TUESDAY APRIL 14
St. Andrews (Scottish) Society gathering at Rincon Aleman, Calle 51. 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. All Scots, Scots descendants, and those interested in Scottish culture welcome. Info.: email@example.com.
Navy League Panama Awards dinner with Mr Littleton Tazewell, USAID mission director in Panama. 7:30 p.m. at The Bristol hotel. RSVP at: firstname.lastname@example.org
TUESDAY APRIL 14 &NDASH; 30
“Maestra Vida” musical based on Ruben Blades songs at Teatro en Circulo. Tuesdays to Saturdays 8:00 p.m. and Sundays 4:00 p.m. Info.: 261-5375.
WEDNESDAY APRIL 15
Movie night at La Casona de las Brujas, Casco Viejo with “Being John Malkovich”. 7:30 p.m. Beers half-prize. Free Entrance.
THURSDAY APRIL 16
Le Reve de Madame Clemence (Le Cirque Lyrique) at the National Theater, Casco Viejo. 8:00 p.m. Tickets $10 - $54; Blockbuster.
Art exhibit by Mariana Lleonart at the INAC’s Galerias de artes visuals Juan Manuel Cedeño in the French Plaza, Casco Viejo. 7:00 – 10:00 p.m.
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.
Jazz night at Platea Bar, Casco Viejo. 10:30 p.m. Info.: 228-4011
Jazz nights at Red String Café, Ave Federico Boyd. Info.: 214-3235.
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 APRIL 17
The American Chamber of Commerce & Industry in Panama’s Ninth Amigo & Golfista Golf Tournament at Tucan Country Club & Resort. 6:30 a.m. Registration by April 9: $90 AmCham members, $105 non-members. Info.: 301-3881.
Circo Tihany Spectacular at Albrook Mall. 8:00 p.m. Tickets $17 - $40 at Extreme Planet, Farmacias Metro, and Hometek.
SATURDAY APRIL 18
Panama Polo Open (2nd Cup) at Hacienda Country Club, Cerro Azul. Info.: 392-9285, 6613-3683.
Ministry of Sound: Summer Closing Fest with Harry Choo Choo Romero, DJ Rap and DJ Behrouz at Isla Perico, Amador. Tickets $28 - $44; Blockbuster.
Eddy Herrera and his orchestra and Samy and Sandra Sandoval benefit concert at the Azuero Fair. Concert to benefit Fundacion Ocalagan. Tickets $17 - $38; Blockbuster.
SUNDAY APRIL 19
Flea market at the Cathedral Plaza, Casco Viejo, starting at 9:30 a.m.
TUESDAY APRIL 21
Free English seminars on science-related issues at the Earl S. Tupper Conference Center in Ancon. Info.: 212-8076. 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
WEDNESDAY APRIL 22
Expat West meet and greet at El Rincon restaurant, Coronado. $10 for buffet. Info.: 66716449.
THURSDAY APRIL 23
American Society of Panama Election Night/Inauguration Dinner at the Fontanella Restaurant at Calle 71 and Via Israel (San Francisco). Tickets $20 members, $25 non-members; must be purchased in advance. Info.: American.email@example.com.
SATURDAY APRIL 25
Trip to Veracruz beach with the Canadian Association. 1:00 – 5:00 p.m. $20 adults/ $10 children for meal and 2 drinks. Enjoy a day of fishing, swimming, and horseback riding. Info.: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Folkloric tour of Herrera. Check out devils masks confections, crafts production, the Sarigua desert, and more. Info.: 970-0059.
Guided tour to Fuerte San Lorenzo in Colon. Info.: 6687-2047, email@example.com