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No. 13 - October 7/04. For a free subscription courtesy of PALMETTO REALTY write to whatsupanama@cableonda.net with the word "subscribe" in "Subject").

THEATER
Sep 3 to Oct 10
SI TE ESPIO ME GUSTAS MAS - Spanish (Comedy)
Director: Juan Manuel Ferrer
Producer: ABA Producciones
Cast: Karina Pérez Horta, Larry Díaz, Xochitl Benítez, Luis Carlos Alvarado, Luis Gustavo Macías, Elizabeth Jipsion, Carlos Caballero, Aurea Horta, Lucia Moreno y Marisol Salazar.
ABA Theater, Trans-Isthmian Highway, across from the Riba Smith Supermarket.
Phone 260-6316.
Tuesday thru Saturday 8:00 p.m., Sunday 4:00, 6:00 y 8:00 p.m.
Admittance: $10, "Retirees" $5.
http://www.teatrodepanama.com/


Sep 9 - Oct 17
PEPITA JIMENEZ - Spanish (Classical Comedy)
Director: César Robles
Artistic Advisor: Edwin Cedeño
Producer: Cultura Escénica
Cast: Alicia Alonso, Enrique Olivella, Lucho Goti, Enrique Pareja, Yimara Pérez Royko, Edgardo Molino, José Carranza y Mariela Aragón
Wardrobe: Jaime Ávila / Alicia Alonso
Alhambra Plus, Via España
Tuesdays - Saturdays: 8:00 p.m.
Sundays: 4:00 y 6:30 p.m. (the 6:30 p.m. function is at half price).
Tickets: Blockbuster and at the theater ticket booth
http://www.teatrodepanama.com/
edgardom@jimollaw.com


Every Sunday thru Nov 7
PINOCCHIO - Spanish (Children´s Theater)
By Carlos Colodi
Director: Pablo Salas
Producer: Anina Horta
Cast: Gabriel Chu (Gepeto), Adriana Mojica y Stefano Alessi (Pinocho), Ruben Sanchez (Antonio), Dolly Wilson (Hada Azul), Manuel Paz (El Zorro), Danitza Barrera (Gata), Andres Laguna y Rodrigo Hernandez (El Grillo), Fatima Perez (Polilla), Miguel A. Nino (Raton) and the special performance of Jonathan Prosper as Mr. Tacanini
Chorus and dancers: Ana Gabriela Piedra, Ana Lucia Troetch, Celso Arenas, Mariluz Espíno, Raul Arenas & Raymundo Castillo
ABA Theater, Trans-Isthmian Highway, across from the Riba Smith Supermarket.
Phone 260-6316.
Sundays: 11 a.m. y 1 p.m.
Admittance: Adults and children: $5.
http://www.teatrodepanama.com/

Oct 7 - 31
THE WIZARD OF OZ - Spanish
Children's musical
Director: Bruce Quinn
Producers: Bruce Quinn & Diana Abouganem
Cast: Juliette Roy, Amelia de Pezzotti, Eric De Leon, Martin Proaño, Juan Carlos Bordonea, Gabriel Díaz, Miguel Herrera, Elmir Fadúl, Juan Carlos Adames, Charles Brannan, Hannia Woodman, Paulette Thomas, Viren Sakhrani, Denis Guerra
Makeup & Assistant to the Director: Hannia Woodman
Lighting: Javier Sarsanedas
Teatro en Círculo
Phone 215-3357
http://www.teatrodepanama.com/


COMING EVENTS
"LA MUJER DEL DIPUTADO-Spanish. Teatro La Cúpula, Oct 17 to Nov 1
"
PANAMA´S FOLKLORIC BALLET , Bohíos Alegres (Transistmian Highway), Oct 17, 10:00 a.m.
SORAYA, Blue & Rose Concert. Teatro Nacional, Oct 25. Tickets: $80, $65 y $20 (Ticket Center)
JUAN LUIS GUERRA in concierto. Figali Convention Center, October 27
BELINDA in concert. Anayansi, Theater Atlapa Convention Center, October 29, 6:00 p.m.Tickets: $60, $45, $30 & $20 (Blockbuster)
A SHOW TO DIE FOR. Murder/mystery play. Directed by Bernard Callaghan and Vernon Skitt. Theater Guild, October 28 - 30 , 8:00 p.m.
UNA CANITA AL AIRE-Spanish. Comedy. Teatro La Cúpula. Oct 12 - Nov 30
NOCHES DE AMOR EFIMIERO. Comedy. Teatro ABA. Oct 14 - 31
IVANO BELLINI VS. DONALD GLAUDE, Zoomba, October 30
ONTINA, Children's theater, Colegio San Agustín, October 30 & 31
THE OFFSPRING in concert. Figali Convention Center, Oct 31
TRIPLE B REGGAE FEST (Bounty Killer, Buju Banton, Binnie Man). Figali Convention Center, Oct 31
THE OFFSPRING y LOS RABANES, Figali Convention Center, October 31. Tickets: $60 (VIP) & $25
LOS DIEZ NEGRITOS-Spanish. Mistery Theater. Nov 9 - Dec 5
ESE MUERTO NO LO CARGO YO-Spanish. Commedy. Teatro ABA. Nov 9 - Dec.12
ROBI DRACO ROSA In concert (nominated to three Latin Grammy Awards)
TOTO. Figali Convention Center, November 7
DJ Paul Oakenfoald ("Trance" music creator). November 9.
DIEGO TORRES, November 18
BLONDIE, Next Discotheque, November 9
JUAN LUIS GUERRA en concierto. Figali Convention Center, 27 de octubre. Boletos $150, $100, $70 y $50 (Blockbuster)
BLONDIE, Discoteca Next, 9 de noviembre
THE BEAUTY AND THE BEAST-Spanish. Children´s Theater. FSU Auditorium. Nov. 18-21, Nov 25-28, Dec 2-5 y Dec. 9-12.


DJ MUSIC
09-Oct
DJ Sergio Mix
Next Lounge
Balboa Ave.
Tickets: $5
Phone 265-8746


POP MUSIC
Oct 7
HOMBRES G IN CONCERT
Next Discotheque
Balboa Ave.
Reservations: 265-8746 &265-8747


Oct 7
D-40
Panamanian Rock
Zoomba
Tickets: Gentlemen $8, ladies $5
Phone 265-8746 y 265-8747
10:30 p.m.


Oct 8
MONICA PORRAS
Zoomba
Tickets: Gentlemen $8, ladies free
Phones 265-8746 y 265-8747
10:30 p.m.


Oct 9
MALEZA y LAS ESTRELLAS DE ZONAZUL
Anita Villalaz Theater
Tickets: $5
8:00 p.m.


Oct 15
VICO C
Auto Depot


Oct 15
LUIS MIGUEL
33 Tour
Figali Convention Center
Tickets: $135, $75, $50 y $25 (Blockbuster)


PAINTING
Thru Oct 9
FERNANDO MARTINEZ CALVIT
“Exposition Animal”
Café de Asís
Plaza Bolívar, San Felipe (Casco Viejo)


Thru Oct 9
COLLECTIVE EXHIBITION
Carla Rey (Argentina), Yolanda Vicente, Nelson Naypiler Hackin, Melcina Rosas y Ela Spalding
Galería Nuevo Espacio/Arte Contemporáneo
51st. St. Bella Vista, next to "La Boheme" restaurant
Tel. 264-1700.


Thru Oct 15
NELLY TERRACINA
Galería La Boheme
51st. St. Bella Vista, next to "La Boheme" restaurant
Phone 264-0590


Thru Oct 17
ESAEL ARAUJO FUNES
"Textos de la Vida"
Weil Art
48 St. Bella Vista (Ground floor of the "EurAsia" restaurant).
Admittance: Free
Phone 264-9697.
weilart@cableonda.net


Permanent Exhibit
JEAN FRANCOIS PROVOST
Weil Art
48th. Street, Bella Vista (Ground floor of "EurAsia" restaurant).
Admittance: Free
Phone 264-9697.
weilart@cableonda.net


AMAYA SALAZAR (Dominican Republic)
"Baladas del Sol"
GALERIA ARTE IMAGEN
50th. St. & Vía Porras
Phone 226-2649


COLLECTIVE EXHIBITION
David Solís, Venacio Shinki, Guillermo Trujillo, Ureña Ramos, Vásquez Sáez
Galería Habitante
51st.. St., Bella Vista, next to "La Boheme" restaurant
Phone 264-1700.


PHOTOGRAPHY
Thru Oct 24
FOTOSEPTIEMBRE
Works of Panamanian photographers Carlos Endara, Carlos Montúfar, Ana de Vicente & the winners of the Sony Digital Photography Contest.
Museo de Arte Contemporáneo
info@macpanama.org
museocontemp@cwpanama.net
Phone 262-8012 y 262-3380


UNICEF´s NATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY CONTEST
Atlapa Convention Center
Iromero@unicef.org


FOLKLORE
Oct 15-17
FESTIVAL OF THE "HANDSOME BULL"
Traditional folkloric festival of the province of Coclé
Antón
Phone 226-7000 (IPAT)


Oct 17
PANAMA'S FOLKLORIC BALLET
"Bohíos Alegres" (Transisthmian Highway)
10:00 a.m.


CONFERENCE
Oct 9
COLONEL JOHN BLASHFORD SHELL
Intrepid internationally famous archaeological and Scientific explorer recognized for his studies of an early Scottish settlement in Darién, will present the results of a recent expedition to Bahía Piñas, Panamá, conducted in January 2004 and will also be announcing details of new expeditions planned for 2005 and 2006.
Colonel Blashford-Snell is being assisted in organizing new expeditions by Carlos Navarro, Major of Panamá and Vernon Skitt, a British expatriate living in Panama.
Hosted / sponsored by Herman Bern.
Miramar Intercontinental Hotel
Saturday, October 9th
7:00 p.m.
Free Admittance


FAIRS & EXPOSITIONS
Oct 10
SCI-FI - STAR WARS
Radisson Decápolis Hotel , Metrópoli Room
Memorabilia, previews of Episode III, games, costumes contest, and presentation of two actors from the original trilogy
Tickets: Pre-sale $5 (ExcedraBooks); day of the event: $7
10:00 a.m.

Oct 15 y 16
XIX NATIONAL ORCHIDS EXPOSITION
Metropolitan Natural Park
Tickets: $1
Oct 15 & 16: 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Oct 17: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.


FASHION
Oct 12
FINALS: ELITE MODEL LOOK
Vasco Núñez de Balboa Convention Center, El Panamá Hotel
Tickets: $20 (VIP) y $15
physical@cableonda.net


Oct 13, 14 Y 15
FASHION DAYS IN PANAMA
Vasco Núñez de Balboa Convention Center, El Panamá Hotel
Fair: 3:00 p.m.
Fashion show: 4:30 p.m.
Main event: Wednesday, 4:30 p.m.
Phones 269-3535 & 263-9947
physical@cableonda.net

Oct 23
"I LOVE FASHION"
Salo Bihar
Next
Balboa Ave.
Phone 265-8746
9:30 p.m.
Tickets: $15


COURSES & SEMINARS
Oct 8
FENG SHUI
Luisa Villegas Lovera
Poll Mart, Ricardo J. Alfaro Ave. (El Dorado)
6:00 p.m.


Oct 9
NORWEGIAN CUISINE
With Chef Karen de Troncoso
SOS store, 50th. St.
$ 24
2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Phones 631--9009 & 263-2265


WEEKLY EVENTS
TUESDAYS
SCIENTIFIC LECTURE
Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute
Tupper Center, Ancón, Phone 212-8000
12:00 m.
Admittance: Free


WEDNESDAYS
JAZZ
Take Five Wine Bar
Fidel Morales y Trío
Take Five Wine Bar
Casco Viejo, in front of the Old Union Club
Phone 211-3199
10:00 p.m.
No cover charge


LIVE MUSIC
Pencas Bar Restaurant
With Carlos Campos
Amador Causeway


LIVE MUSIC
Carlos Rocha´s Me Río de Janeiro Group
San Diego Steak House
Multicentro
Phone 208-2616.


LIVE MUSIC
Manuel Escala & Boquiabierta Group
The Wine Bar
El Cangrejo, Ground Floor of Apartotel Las Vegas, Phone 269-5836.


THURSDAYS
LIVE MUSIC
Tambo´s Bar
Orlando Barroso & His Orchestra
50rh. St. & Vía Brasil
Valet Parking
Phone 263-8147 y 265-2914


"ALWAYS ON THURSDAYS"
Café Asis
Music, literature and plastic arts - public invited to participate actively
Casco Viejo, Plaza Bolívar
7:00 p.m.


TANGO
Pizza Piola
Academia de Tango Argentina de Panamá. The public is welcomed to participate
with instruments and singing
51st. St. Bella Vista
8:30 p.m.

TANGO
Take Five Wine Bar
Roberto Gradin (Argentina)
"A" Avenue, San Felipe (Casco Viejo), across from the old Unión Club
11:00 p.m.


THURSDAYS & FRIDAYS
JAZZ
Take Five Wine Bar
Barbara Willson (singer) and Fidel Morales Trio
Casco Viejo, in front of the Old Union Club
Phone 211-3199
9:15 p.m.
No "cover charge"


THURSDAYS, FRI. & SATS
LIVE CARIBBEAN MUSIC
Buena Vista Social Club
Mariela & La Orquesta Clave with Roberto Delgado
Casco Viejo, next to the Presidential Palace
11:00 p.m.


LIVE MUSIC
Marea Alta Live (Live music)
Siete Mares Lounge Bar
Mezzanine of the “Siete Mares Restaurant”, El Cangrejo, phone 264-0144
For the "Over Forty" crowd
9:00 p.m.


LIVE MUSIC
Waldo & Justine Ensemble
Café Santé
Multicentro
Phone 208-2534


JAZZ NIGHT
Shamrocks Grill & Restaurant
791 La Boca Road, Balboa, behind the Arnulfo Arias monument
8:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Phone 314-1436


FRIDAYS & SATURDAYS
LIVE JAZZ
Las Bóvedas Restaurante Jazz Bar
Plaza de Francia, San Felipe (Casco Viejo)
Phone 228-8058.
10:00 p.m.
No se cobra “cover charge”.


FRIDAYS
LIVE MUSIC
Pavo Real Pub
Juan Sin Tierra y sus Malas Influencias
51st. St. Campo Alegre, Phone 269-0504
Phone 269-0504


LIVE MUSIC
Habibi´s Restaurant
Salsa
48 St. & Uruguay St., Bella Vista
Phone 264-3647


LIVE MUSIC
Tambo´s
Grupo Evolución
50th. St. & Vía Brazil
Phone 263-8147


LIVE CLASSIC SALSA
La Cachamba Group
Guaguancó (Bar)
Bella Vista, 42nd. Street
9:00 p.m.


LIVE CLASSICAL SALSA
Guaguancó (Bar)
Hermanos Cruz y La Cachamba
42nd. St. Bella Vista
Phone 225-3348
9:00 p.m.


SATURDAYS
JAZZ
Fidel Morales Trio
Take Five Wine Bar
Casco Viejo, in front of the Old Union Club
Admittance: Free
10:00 p.m.
Phone 211-3199


LIVE CUBAN TRIO
Guaguancó (Bar)
42nd. St. Bella Vista
Phone 225-3348.
9:00 p.m.
Free admittance


LIVE MUSIC
Hooligans (Bar)
Amador Causeway
Free admittance


CALYPSO
Habibi´s Restaurant
48th. St. & Uruguay St., Bella Vista
Phone 264-3647


KARAOKE
VIVA NAOS BEACH BAR
Amador´s Causeway
Every Saturday


OZ BAR & LOUNGE
"La Florida" commercial center, Marbella
Every Tuesday


STARLIGHT
Uruguay St., Bella Vista
Every Friday
6:00 p.m.
Phone 302-STAR


MICHELANGELO KARAOKE/BAR
48th. St. Bella Vista
Thursdays & Fridays: 5:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Saturdays: 7:00 p.m.
Phone 214-4507


LOUNGES
SAHARA
Uruguay St. Bella Vista, 2nd. Floor of Habibi´s restaurant
Fridays and Saturdays
Phone 264-3647


LOUNGE DEL HOTEL DECAPOLIS
Radisson Decápolis Hotel
Balboa Ave.
Phone 264-3647215-5000


NEXT LOUNGE
Balboa Ave.
Phone 264-3647265-8746


WASABI SUSHI LOUNGE
54 St., Marbella
Admittance: Gentlemen: $10, Ladies: $5
Phone 264-3647264-1863


OTHER ACTIVITIES
LIBRARIES
NATIONAL LIBRARY
Parque Omar, Vía Porras
Phone 224-9466


CALYPSO
Habibi´s Restaurant
48th. St. & Uruguay St., Bella Vista
Phone 264-3647


CUISINE
Le Petit Gourmet
San Francisco
Phone 322-0225 & 322-0716


BELLY DANCING
RASHEDA
Phones 259-2681 & 612-5532.
rasheda29@yahoo.com.

BAYADERKA DANCE STUDIO
Beginner's class
Mon.-Fri., 6:30 p.m., phone 635-5831 (Nuris Garrido)


SPANISH DANCE
ACADEMIA DE BELLAS ARTES RAISA GUTIERREZ
Phone 222-0611


ECOADVENTURES
Club de Excursionistas del Istmo
Phone 637-0467
www.pisopuesto.org.istmo


EMERALDS
Emerald Museum
Centro Comercial Plaza Paitilla
Via Italia, Punta Paitilla
Monday - Saturday, 9:00 a.m. 7:00 p.m.
Free admittance
Phone 215- 1665
info@museodelaesmeralda.com


FENG SHUI
With Luisa Villegas Lovera
Phones 215-3078 y 774-0729


FOLKLORIC PANAMANIAN DANCE
Las Tinajas Restaurant
51st. Street, Bella Vista, No. 22
Phone 263-7890


HORSE RACING
Hipódromo Presidente Remón
Juan Díaz
Thursdays and Sundays
Phone 217-6060


LANGUAGE COURSES
French
Alianza Francesa
49 St. Bella Vista, phone 223-7376

German
Centro Cultural Alemán
Phone 225-1926
centroaleman@uistmo.edu

Italian
Sociedad Italiana de Beneficencia
Phones 226-8919 & 226-1528


ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE
Therapeutic Dance
Centro de Orientación Naturista
Tuesdays & Thursdays
Phone: 261-5968


MUSIC EDUCATION
Academia Musical Concierto
Bal Harbour, Punta Paitilla
Phone 265-0660


MUSEUMS
PANAMANIAN ASSOCIATION OF MUSEOLOGISTS (APAMUSEO)
Internet Portal
www.apamuseos.com


MUSEUM OF THE INTEROCEANIC CANAL
Plaza de la Catedral, Casco Viejo
Open Tuesdays to Sundays, 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.


RADIO BROADCASTS
JAZZ & LATIN JAZZ
101.1 FM (Estéreo Azul)
Mondays, 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.


ETCETERA
20th. Century & Alternative music
101.9 FM (Radio Nacional)
Sundays
5:00 p.m.


REIKI
Morgan Ave., Balboa, Casa 879X
By appointment
Phones 314-0661 y 511-7613


TAEKWONDO
Panacasa
Villa Cáceres
Phone 260-6552 y 615-1249


YOGA
THE ART OF LIVING FOUNDATION
Phone: 226-5139

YOGA: RESPIRATION
With Gabriel Henriquez.
Mondays & Thursdays, 7:00 p.m.
$5.00 per class
Phone: 676-7798.
http://www.geocities.com/yogapanama/Benares

YOGA WITH MILVIA MARTINEZ
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 10:00 a.m.
Steps Academy
Phones 264-6844 y 581-6321

SHABANNA
Vía Argentina
Phone 593-0879


EXPATS LINKS IN PANAMA
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/viviendo_en_panama/
Mostly retirees living in the countryside.

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/americans_in_panama
Mostly expats living in Panama City

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/RETIREnPANAMA
Expats with flair.

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Stationed_In_Panama/
It’s name says it all.

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/panamaexpats
"Monitored by 3 expats each with over 20 years of living in Panama"

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/panbocas
For expats living "La Vida Bocas".

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Young_Expats_in_Panama/
For the younger crowd - anything goes.

http://www.palmettorealty.biz/
Real Estate services to Panama's expatriate community

http://www.panapublishing.com/
Publications about Panama

http://www.centraldeseguros.com
Insurance for Expats

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