The Smithsonian’s Bocas Station’s “Open House”

Those interested in Panama’s flora and fauna will want to take advantage of the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute’s (STRI) “Open House” activity at their Bocas del Toro Research Station on Saturday, July 26 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event is intended to make the public aware of studies being conducted at the Institute through presentations by its scientists and is free of cost.

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Technology and innovation at the Panama Food Expo

The Atlapa Convention Center plays host to the 4th annual Panama Food Expo Show from Thursday, August 7 to Saturday, August 9. The event is intended to boost sales in the agro-food industry by placing producers, distributers and buyers in contact, serving the national and regional markets.

Visitors will be able to learn about and sample some of the locally-produced fresh fruits and vegetables. Manufacturers … Continue reading

Artists donate work for auction

FundAHrte and Galería ArteConsult are hosting a silent art auction until 9 p.m. on Friday, July 25 at Le Meridien Hotel’s Latitude Bar. Money raised will benefit the Panamanian selection of artists attending the 9th edition of the “Bienal de Artes Visuales del Istmo” (The Visual Arts Biennial of the Isthmus) in Guatemala, also known as BAVIC. The public is invited to bid on work … Continue reading

Istmian Update – Some of the news in Panama

Plan to boost Ngäbe Bugle region

During a meeting with executives of the Andean Development Corporation (CAF) in Boquete, Chiriqui, the Minister of Government, Milton Henriquez, proposed project funding for the study, design and construction of the capital of the Ngäbe Bugle region. Representatives of CAF were told that this project includes the construction of buildings to house various government entities as well as schools, universities, … Continue reading


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Figali Convention Center, 9 p.m. The 90s salsa legend returns to the country to sing his greatest hits. After party by El Roockie and Dr. Brooklyn. Tickets $20, $35 and $60, available through Ticketplus. Table reservations at 6550-7348.



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Romeo and Juliet, the musical

AFICHE_ROMEO_Baja_fmtThe musical version of William Shakespeare’s classic love story will be presented at the National Theater from Thursday, August 7 to Monday, August 19. This is the first time that it will be presented in Panama in this format. The proceeds will benefit the “Pro Niños del Darien Foundation”.

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Smile Factory, the fun and party house

The Smile Factory is a concept recreation center for entertaining kids and pre-teens, ideal for birthdays and other celebrations. It is located near the University of Panama’s Curundu campus in the Albrook Canal Plaza shopping center (next to the Puma gas station). Parents can organize events for up to 40 children with a plethora of activities to choose from. Smile Factory also holds a “Kid’s … Continue reading