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Wednesday, December 7

MUSIC/DANCE

Figali Convention Center: Willie Colón

Pencas: Tipico music and dance with Anaita de Azuero

Happy's: Acid jazz with Calle Mood

Sparkles (Hotel Miramar): Jazz starting at 10 pm

Siete Mares: Caribbean music with Marea Alta

 

THEATER

Theatre Guild of Ancon: Auditions for February performances of “The Importance of Being Earnest,” requiring several actors and actresses between the ages of 20 and 50. 7:30 pm at the Ancon Theatre

Teatro En Circulo: Last night for Bruce Quinn's holiday musical comedy “Sor-Cascanueces”

 

Thursday, December 8

Panamanian Mothers Day

Catholic Day of the Immaculate Conception

MUSIC/DANCE

Oz: Roberto Delgado y el Grupo Fiebre

Sparkles (Hotel Miramar): Jazz starting at 10 pm

Pizza Piola: Tango Night

Siete Mares: Caribbean music with Marea Alta

Las Tinajas: Tipico dance show

 

THEATER

Theatre Guild of Ancon: “Treasure Island,” a zany family pantomime, 8 pm

 

ETC.

Chiriqui Province: Highlands Fair, in Volcan

Cocle Province: Penonome Fair, in Penonome

Barro Colorado Island: BAMBI dinner & science lecture series. You must make reservations and get on the list for the launch ride in advance at the office in the Tupper Center in Ancon. Check the STRI website --- http://www.stri.org --- for details

 

Friday, December 9

MUSIC/DANCE

La Casona: Hacienda Libre de Bruce Lees, 10 pm

Las Tinajas: Tipico dance show

Siete Mares: Caribbean music with Marea Alta

Sparkles (Hotel Miramar): Jazz starting at 10 pm

 

THEATER

Theatre Guild of Ancon: “Treasure Island,” a zany family pantomime, 8 pm

 

ETC.

Cocle Province: Penonome Fair, in Penonome

Chiriqui Province: Highlands Fair, in Volcan

 

Saturday, December 10

Human Rights Day

Ganga-Bois in Haiti

MUSIC/DANCE

Siete Mares: Caribbean music with Marea Alta

Las Bovedas: Jazz night

Las Tinajas: Tipico dance show

Sparkles (Hotel Miramar): Jazz starting at 10 pm

 

THEATER

Theatre Guild of Ancon: “Treasure Island,” a zany family pantomime, 4 pm and 8 pm

FSU Auditorium:  El Taller de Juguetes de Navidad, a children's play in Spanish, 2 pm & 5 pm

 

SPORTS

Boxing: A non-title bout between WBA super-featherweight champ Vicente “El Loco” Mosquera and Colombia's Walter Estrada, and Ricardo “El Maestrito” Cordoba vs Yogli Herrera top a full professional boxing card at the Figali Convention Center

 

ETC.

Chiriqui Province: Highlands Fair, in Volcan

Cocle Province: Penonome Fair, in Penonome

 

Sunday, December 11

THEATER

FSU Auditorium:  El Taller de Juguetes de Navidad, a children's play in Spanish, 2 pm & 5 pm

Teatro ABA: El Tamborilero

 

SPORTS

Marathon: Isthmian Runners' - Union de Triatlon de Panama Albrook Duathlon, 6k run - 33k bicycle ride - 3k run

Mountain biking: BOA Cermeño ride. For contacts and more details, go to the sports section of The Panama News, scroll to the bottom of the page and click on the mountain biking button to get to the Bikers Off-road Association website

 

ETC.

Panama City: Mayor's Christmas parade

Cocle Province: Penonome Fair, in Penonome

Chiriqui Province: Highlands Fair, in Volcan

 

Monday, December 12

Our Lady of Guadalupe Day in Mexico and El Salvador

Agoué - Arroyo in Haiti

 

Tuesday, December 13

St. Lucy's Day in St. Lucia

MUSIC/DANCE

Iglesia St. Mary, Balboa: Orquesta Sinfonica Nacional, 8 pm

Las Tinajas: Tipico dance show

Sparkles (Hotel Miramar): Jazz starting at 10 pm

Siete Mares: Caribbean music with Marea Alta

 

THEATER

Teatro ABA: El Tamborilero

 

ETC.

Science Lecture: 4 pm science lecture at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute's Tupper Auditorium, free and in English. Check the STRI website --- http://www.stri.org --- for more details

 

Wednesday, December 14

MUSIC/DANCE

Iglesia Las Lajas, Las Cumbres: Orqesta Sinfonica Nacional, 8 pm

Pencas: Tipico music and dance with Anaita de Azuero

Happy's: Acid jazz with Calle Mood

Sparkles (Hotel Miramar): Jazz starting at 10 pm

Siete Mares: Caribbean music with Marea Alta

 

THEATER

Teatro ABA: El Tamborilero

 

Thursday, December 15

Kingdom Day in the Netherlands and the Dutch Antilles

MUSIC/DANCE

Iglesia El Bosque: Orquesta Sinfonica Nacional, 8 pm

Oz: Roberto Delgado y el Grupo Fiebre

Sparkles (Hotel Miramar): Jazz starting at 10 pm

Pizza Piola: Tango Night

Siete Mares: Caribbean music with Marea Alta

Las Tinajas: Tipico dance show

 

THEATER

Teatro ABA: El Tamborilero

 

SPORTS

Swimming: Delfines de Oro international swimming tournament, at the Piscina Eileen Coparropa

 

ETC.

Panama Audubon Society: Potluck dinner for the annaual Christmas Bird Count. To get more information and ways to contact the society, go to the outdoors section of The Panama News, scroll down to the bottom of the page, and click on the Panama Audubon Society button

Barro Colorado Island: BAMBI dinner & science lecture series. You must make reservations and get on the list for the launch ride in advance at the office in the Tupper Center in Ancon. Check the STRI website --- http://www.stri.org --- for details

 

Friday, December 16

MUSIC/DANCE

Iglesia San Martín de Porres, David: Orquesta Sinfonica Nacional

Las Tinajas: Tipico dance show

Siete Mares: Caribbean music with Marea Alta

Sparkles (Hotel Miramar): Jazz starting at 10 pm

 

THEATER

Teatro ABA: El Tamborilero

 

SPORTS

Swimming: Delfines de Oro international swimming tournament, at the Piscina Eileen Coparropa

 

Saturday, December 17

MUSIC/DANCE

Auditorio de Gobernacion, David: Jazz with Carlos Garnett Quartet, 8 pm

Siete Mares: Caribbean music with Marea Alta

Las Bovedas: Jazz night

Las Tinajas: Tipico dance show

Sparkles (Hotel Miramar): Jazz starting at 10 pm

 

THEATER

Teatro ABA: El Tamborilero

FSU Auditorium:  El Taller de Juguetes de Navidad, a children's play in Spanish, 2 pm & 5 pm

 

SPORTS

Swimming: Delfines de Oro international swimming tournament, at the Piscina Eileen Coparropa

 

Sunday, December 18

THEATER

FSU Auditorium:  El Taller de Juguetes de Navidad, a children's play in Spanish, 2 pm & 5 pm

Teatro ABA: El Tamborilero

 

SPORTS

Mountain biking: BOA Salamanca ride. For contacts and more details, go to the sports section of The Panama News, scroll to the bottom of the page and click on the mountain biking button to get to the Bikers Off-road Association website

Swimming: Delfines de Oro international swimming tournament, at the Piscina Eileen Coparropa

 

ETC.

Panama Audubon Society: Christmas Bird Count, Pacific side portion. To get more information and ways to contact the society, go to the outdoors section of The Panama News, scroll down to the bottom of the page, and click on the Panama Audubon Society button

 

Monday, December 19

Separation Day in Anguilla

MUSIC/DANCE

Hospital de Niño: Orquesta Sinfonica Nacional, 8:30 pm

 

Tuesday, December 20

Official day of mourning for those killed in 1989 invasion

MUSIC/DANCE

Iglesia Divina Misericordia, Paitilla: Orquesta Sinfonica Nacional, 7:30 pm

Las Tinajas: Tipico dance show

Sparkles (Hotel Miramar): Jazz starting at 10 pm

Siete Mares: Caribbean music with Marea Alta

 

ETC.

Science Lecture: 4 pm science lecture at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute's Tupper Auditorium, free and in English. Check the STRI website --- http://www.stri.org --- for more details

 

Wednesday, December 21

Winter Solstice

MUSIC/DANCE

Santuario Nacionial: Orquesta Sinfonica Nacional, 8 pm

Pencas: Tipico music and dance with Anaita de Azuero

Happy's: Acid jazz with Calle Mood

Sparkles (Hotel Miramar): Jazz starting at 10 pm

Siete Mares: Caribbean music with Marea Alta

 

Thursday, December 22

MUSIC/DANCE

Oz: Roberto Delgado y el Grupo Fiebre

Sparkles (Hotel Miramar): Jazz starting at 10 pm

Pizza Piola: Tango Night

Siete Mares: Caribbean music with Marea Alta

Las Tinajas: Tipico dance show

 

ETC.

Barro Colorado Island: BAMBI dinner & science lecture series. You must make reservations and get on the list for the launch ride in advance at the office in the Tupper Center in Ancon. Check the STRI website --- http://www.stri.org --- for details

 

Friday, December 23

MUSIC/DANCE

Las Tinajas: Tipico dance show

Siete Mares: Caribbean music with Marea Alta

Sparkles (Hotel Miramar): Jazz starting at 10 pm

 

Saturday, December 24

Christmas Eve

 

Sunday, December 25

Christmas

 

 Monday, December 26

Hanukkah begins

Boxing Day in the UK and Canada

ETC.

Panama Audubon Society: Christmas Bird Count, Volcan and Central Panama portions. To get more information and ways to contact the society, go to the outdoors section of The Panama News, scroll down to the bottom of the page, and click on the Panama Audubon Society button

 

Coming Up...

Muñecos in Panama Oeste: Between Christmas and New Year's Eve, particularly in Chame and San Carlos, people will display muñecos --- effiigies that symbolize the old year --- which will be burned at New Year's bonfire parties. The practice is also found here and there in other parts of Panama

Third Annual Panama Jazz Festival: January 19-21, this time dedicated to the late jazzman Mauricio Smith, again organized by Danilo Pérez, with  the Randy Weston African Group, the David Sanchez Group, the Kurt Rosenwinkel Group featuring Mark Turner, the New England Conservatory Ensemble, the University Panama Big Band, led by Vitin Paz with special guests, Santi Debriano and the Sounds of Ashé From the University of Massachusetts, the Carlos Garnett Quartet,  Mauricio Smith’s Tribute Band and more acts to be announced

 

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