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THURSDAY MAY 28. Forum against discrimination: “Respecting Negroid artistic expressions”, on the history of reggae in Panama, a...
THURSDAY MAY 28
Forum against discrimination: “Respecting Negroid artistic expressions”, on the history of reggae in Panama, at Teatro La Huaca, ATLAPA. 9:00 a.m. – noon. Free entrance.
Official inauguration of the IV Afro-Panamanian Festival at Teatro La Huaca, ATLAPA with artistic and cultural presentations. 5:30 p.m.
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.
Salsa dance lessons at Paradise Banquet Hall (corner of Via España and Via Brazil). $5. doors: 5:00 p.m. lessons: 6:00 – 10:00 p.m.
THURSDAY MAY 28 &NDASH; 30
“Fotos de señoritas y esclusas” play in Spanish at the Anita Villalaz Theater. Wednesdays to Saturdays 8:00 p.m. and Sundays 6:00 p.m. Tickets $8-$10 presale at Argossy and Allegro, $10-$12 at the door. Info.: 6701-9772.
THURSDAY MAY 28 &NDASH; 31
Crafts fair at ATLAPA convention center, with 400+ craftsmen from around Panama, presentations of folkloric groups and artists, and typical Panamanian food. Tickets $2 adults, $1 children and retirees. 10:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
“Gorditas”, play in Spanish of four ambitious women trying to enter the world of publicity. Teatro La Quadra. Tuesday – Saturday 8:00 p.m. Sundays 6:00 and 8:00 p.m. $12, $10 on presale. Info.: 214-3595.
Silvia Costa art exhibit at the INAC’s Visual Arts Gallery, Casco Viejo. Free Entrance.
THURSDAY MAY 28 &NDASH; JUNE 1
Carlos Cadavid’s exhibit “Entretelas” at Imagen Gallery (end of Calle 50 with Via Porras). Info.: 226-2649.
THURSDAY MAY 28 &NDASH; JUNE 6
Collective art exhibit by international artists Baju Wijono, James Mathison, Pablo Griss at Dgriss Art Gallery (Torre de las Americas, Punta Pacifica). 11:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. Info.: 201-5550 / firstname.lastname@example.org.
THURSDAY MAY 28 &NDASH; JUNE 7
Alfredo Saint Malo Music Festival. Tickets for the main classical music concerts on May 28, 29, June, 5 ,6 ,7 at the National Theater (Casco Viejo) are $5 - $15 and sold at Blockbuster. For more concert details and ticket prices, visit: www.asmfestivalpanama.com.
THURSDAY MAY 28 &NDASH; JUNE 12
“Fumar es Nocivo” (Smoking is harmful) art exhibit by Felipe Diaz at Diablo Rosso gallery in Calle 48, Bella Vista. Info.: 3998826.
THURSDAY MAY 28 &NDASH; JUNE 14
“Dr Doolittle” play in Spanish at Teatro Aba. 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. every Sunday. $5. Info.: 237-2185.
THURSDAY MAY 28 &NDASH; JUNE 15
“Materias blandas” (soft materials) interactive exhibit by the Pompidou Center in Paris, directed towards children and youngsters to stimulate the observation of everyday objects. Contemporary Art Museum, Ancon. Tuesday – Sunday 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Free Entrance. Info.: 262-8012.
FRIDAY MAY 29
Opera Panama performance at restaurante Las Huacas, at the Coronado Club Resort. 4:00 p.m. food, 5:00 p.m. music, with an entertaining program from Broadway songs to zarzuelas. Tickets $25, info.: 6714-3544 or 6885-6399.
FRIDAY MAY 29 &NDASH; JUNE 4
Trumpet, piano, violin, viola, cello, singing, and orchestra direction lessons offered by renowned local and international musicians as part of the Alfredo Saint Malo Music Festival. Anita Villalaz Theater. $2 per session. Info.: www.asmfestivalpanama.com.
SATURDAY MAY 30
Belly dance cardioton 2009 by Proyeccion Leyla Salam and Sandybell Start your fitness right studio at the 12 de Octubre Powerclub. 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. and 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. $8, or $14 for two. RSVP: 6683-1497.
Free performance by the US Navy hospital ship Comfort’s music band at the Albrook bus terminal, playing jazz, funk, bluegrass and Dixieland. 2:00 p.m.
SUNDAY MAY 31
“Presidente de la Republica” classic at hipodromo President Jose Remon, prize of $85,000 in 2,100 mts for all three year-old horses. Info.: 217-6060.
English literature book exchange at Rhino’s Restaurant (Federico Boyd Avenue) on a one-on-one basis. 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. All are welcome for a relaxing afternoon of socializing.
Free concert at the Cathedral Plaza (Casco Viejo) as part of the Alfredo Saint Malo Music Festival, with a special performance by the US Navy hospital ship Comfort’s music band. 1 – 6:00 p.m. Info.: www.asmfestivalpanama.com.
MONDAY JUNE 1
Free classical music concert sponsored by the Italian embassy at the National Theater, as part of the Alfredo Saint Malo Music Festival. 7:30 p.m. Concert will be based on music from Italian cinema.
THURSDAY JUNE 4
American Society of Panama’s new board installation dinner at the City Club, Calle 50. 7:00 p.m. Tickets $35 for semi-forminal dinner; contact American.email@example.com. Tickets must be purchased by 12 p.m. Monday June 1.
Inauguration of “8” art exhibit by Grupo Thalo at Imagen Gallery (End of Calle 50 with Via Porras). 7:00 p.m. Exhibit until June 30. Info.: 226-2249.
SATURDAY JUNE 6
Partial transit of the Panama Canal. 8:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Tickets $90, includes lunch and non-alcoholic beverages. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
THURSDAY JUNE 18
Improv Show at the Guild Theater. $10 donations. Info.: 212-0060 or email@example.com
SATURDAY JUNE 20
Joe Arroyo and his orchestra at the Ocean Club in the Figali Convention Center. Doors 8:00 p.m. show 10:00 p.m. Tickets $28 – 59; Blockbuster.
Gala “tipica” 2009 atATLAPA. Doors 7:00 p.m. show 8:00 p.m. Tickets $22 - $32; Blockbuster.