Sunday Japanese Lunch at the Jazz Society Café!

Join us for another delicious Sunday Japanese Lunch!

Japanese lunch sampler for only $9 per person.

Your meals includes:

Miso soup
edamame
side salad
veggie tempura
gomae (spinach salad)
beef yoshinoya
Tonkatsu or Torikatsu
Ebi Furai served with Japanese rice

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Sisa Bowl restaurant

Introducing:

The Danish Blue Bacon Blaster Burger
Our signature Bacon Blaster Burger topped with Danish Blue Cheese.
Served with your choice of Regular or Sweet Potato Fries.
(Vegetarian options available)
Don’t forget about our Signature Sisa Bowls.

Simply pick your protein
A selection of Fresh Vegetables
Served on Rice or Rice Noodles
And your choice from our 12 homemade sauces.
Vegetarian and Gluten free options available!!

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Improv Storytelling Workshop

Storytelling is as ancient as the human race itself. Telling stories is how we connect with one another and keep our heritage alive. With the ever=growing presence of technology and virtually any picture show at your fingertips, storytelling seems to be slowly fading away and we’ve even begun to lose the ability to tell a story.

Join Karla Freeman for an exciting 2 week workshop where you will learn how to develop a story and take storytelling to a new level. This is your chance to lean into the stories that want to be told!

Tuesdays and Thursdays
1:30 – 3:30 PM
Oct. 4, 6, 11, 13

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This week, specials at Kolo Restaurant

Hola queridos amigos, sincerely hope all is going well in your lives. Would love to tell you about this week’s specials:

Breakfast Special :
Biscuit and Sausage gravy , served with hash brown and egg, coffee or tea or fresh juice included $5.99
Lunch Special :
Cuban Sandwich served with coleslaw and sweet potato fries $7 .
Enjoy!

September 17th, from 8 AM to 3 PM, Calle Luis Cordero 5-65 and Juan Jaramillo

Frank Gonzalez: frankic85@hotmail.com 099 297 5788

Best baklava money can buy in Cuenca

Place your order for the best tasting baklava made in Cuenca stuffed with premium walnuts.

Minimum one batch (20 pcs) $40.

For more info, please call 098 380 9210

16 Sep., Mariscal Sucre 15-140

Ali Ali Alkhoja: ali_alkhoja2000@yahoo.com

Delivery: real sourdough, bagels, and authentic Southern biscuits

Sunday Brunch Cuenca family. Here is our current product list:

Frozen:

Three cheese chicken and spinach lasagna $9.50
Chicken pot pie $7.50
Each container is two generous servings. Comes frozen, uncooked, and ready to bake when you are.
3-cheese ravioli comes frozen in a pack of 32 for $10.50

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Northern Roots at Sisa Bowl Restaurant

Join us at Sisa Bowl for a night of music featuring:
Northern Roots!

Thursday, September 22
6-8 PM

Space is limited so make your reservation now!

099 430 6408
Sisabowl@gmail.com

Thursday, September 22, $8, Paseo 3 de Noviembre 10 meters east of The Broken Bridge, Cuenca.

Sisa

Enjoy an entertaining day at the movies – Cuenca Car Share

Let’s go to the movies! Cuenca Car Share supporting Cuenca English Lions Club. This time, we will be showing Three Thousand Years of Longing on Saturday, Sep 24th at 10:30 AM at Batan Shopping Center Theater. Be sure to arrive at the theater at least 30 minutes before showtime to get the best seats. come and enjoy comedy, romance, drama and a little science fiction.

For this movie, 50% of proceeds go to the Lions Club service projects: Vision, Hunger, Environment, Diabetes, and Pediatric Cancer.
Tickets are non-refundable since we paid for your seat and we count on you.

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“Why are you so afraid?”

This is one of the many questions Jesus asks of us; and this Sunday, we at the International Christian Community will celebrate the faith that it illuminates. We invite you to join with us. Doing so will renew your faith, introduce you to new friends and give you a mission for living. We look forward to meeting you. Coffee, tea and snacks available after our service.

Sunday, September 18, 11 AM to 12:30 PM, free, Nicanor Aguilar and Solano (next to Medical Tower 4), Cuenca.

Phil D Kennemer: kennemerphi1@gmail.com

Group meditation with Shambhala Sundays

When your interior is calm, adversity is just part of the landscape. ~Thich Nhat Hanh

The Shambhala Meditation Group of Cuenca is thrilled to welcome the public to our regular programming live and online via Zoom. *We follow local health guidelines; please be vaccinated.

Our regular programming includes

Group meditation in English and Spanish
Every Sunday from 10:30 AM – noon. For meditation instructions, you’re invited to come at 10 AM.
The program includes seated meditation, walking meditation, and
text recitations from our tradition.

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St. Christopher Episcopal Mission – Evening Prayer, English

Worship is for everyone who longs for God – believers and seekers.

First time guests will experience Christ centered individuals within an inclusive, multi-cultural, bi-lingual, and multi-generational worshipping community of believers, with close bonds between members, committed to social justice while helping others.

St. Christopher Episcopal Mission is a Cuenca-based Christian faith community formed in 2019, as the first English-language Episcopal congregation in South America.

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Sourdough pizza in fire-wood oven

Have you ever enjoyed sourdough pizza in Cuenca? Come in and visit us with your family and friends. We are Entre Fuego y Leña Pizzería team. Here you can eat healthy and delicious pizza, yeast free.

Find us at Historical Center.

Some options:

Classic
Bacon
Hawaiian
Black pizza (with shrimp)
Onions and peppers
Fugazza (double dough)
Special figs and three cheeses and more!
In addition, we offer delicious Coffee, cappuccino, tea, and desserts.

We have home delivery.

From Monday to Saturday from noon to 8pm, Juan Jaramillo 5-10 and Mariano Cueva

Gabriela: 096 884 7990
https://www.facebook.com/pizzeria.masamadre/

Sourdough bread in Cuenca

Hello, we are Internacional Bakery team, we are great to offer you healthy sourdough bread, no chemicals, yeast free, gluten low and free. Made in wood fired oven, artisan and delicious.
Home delivery.

Some bread every day:

Ciabatta
Rye
Barley multi-seeds
Wheat whit walnut and cranberries
Turmeric
Sweet croissant
Cinnamon roll
Bagel
For special order: Focaccia, pumpernickel, baguette, pretzel (make your order one day before.

Store 1: Every day from 8 AM to 8 PM. Store 2: from Monday to Saturday from 9:30 AM to 7 PM, Store 1: Juan Jaramillo 5-18 and Mariano Cueva. Store 2: Gran Colombia and Manzaneros

International Bakery: 096 884 7990
https://www.facebook.com/PanaderiaInternacionalCuenca/

Cooking with Rey “Authentic Southeast Asian Cooking”

Cambodian Spring Wings: The name derives from this colorful and flavorful dish. Lemongrass and green onions provide the lovely spring greens and the red chilies provide the red colors of spring. Honey, garlic and ginger come together when seared into these beautiful wings, creating the perfect balance of sweet and spice.

See my website for the complete menu

Wednesday – Sunday 1 – 8:30 PM (last seating), San Sebastian Park next to the Museum of Modern Art

Sreymom: whatscooking@mailsam.com 099 544 3977
https://cookingwithrey.com/?page_id=49

Saturday dinner special

Don Colon’s Restaurant – Saturday dinner special:

Filet Mignon
or
Florida Lobster stuffed with crab meat

Both include:

Baked potato with sour cream and chives
Garlic bread
Onion soup
A glass of wine
Strawberry Shortcake

Only $19.95
Reservations please

Saturday, September 17, Corner of Parque Calderon

Colon Campos: 099 827 0703

A day out to Ayllu San Agustin with La Yunta

Earth, fire, wind, water

Lets enjoy a day in the woods

Ximena Peralta opens her paradise for us, join us in this new adventure
Only 25 min from Cuenca, we will have a fantastic day

Wednesday, Sept 21
From 9am to 5 PM

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October Fest 2 by Chill and Chela

We are waiting for you at the best festival; full of surprises. We will have 16 craft breweries from all over Ecuador, entrepreneurship stands, food, DJs, bands and much more.

Part of the funds raised will go to the foundation of animals.

Don´t miss it.
PS: remember that we are pet friendly.

September 23rd and 24th from 11 AM to 1 AM, 1, Hostería Caballo Campana. Street: 1 de Septiembre Km 4, Cuenca, Cuenca.

Pablo Castillo: 099 551 9095

La Korda: tango, jazz, Argentinian folk – live tonight

Tonight, Kultura – the German cultural network in Ecuador and the University of Cuenca present a spectacular concert in one of the finest event locations in Cuenca.

If you love music, don’t miss this great opportunity!

From Weill to Piazzolla
The new performance of La Korda Dúo (piano and violin) interprets compositions of Astor Piazzolla (1921-1992 Argentina) and Kurt Weill (1900-1950 Germany/USA).

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This Weekend at the Jazz Society Café

Enjoy a special evening this weekend at the Jazz Society Café!

This Friday: Featuring two great musicians, jazz ballads with pianist, Jim Gala, and excellent singer, Mariangel Mundaray.
¨Jazz Lovers Only¨
Saturday:
Enjoy chilled and scintillating jazz with the Jim Gala Trio with Ernest Whaley!

World–class jazz, delicious food, romantic atmosphere
Don’t miss this special events!
Food and beverage service from 6 PM. Jazz concert starts at 7 PM.
Reservations: jazzsocietyofecuador@gmail.com
Friday and Saturday, 16th and 17th of September, Jazz Society Cafe, Los Cedros y Los Claveles (one block North of Ordonez Lasso)

Debby Degamo: jazzsocietyofecuador@gmail.com 093 934 2714 English 096 322 3377 Español
https://goo.gl/maps/nuUkDAis6GnDDm899

Pájaro y Bestia menu for Friday

* Pork Spare Ribs
* Apple-Oink Sandwich
* Onion Fried Hamburger
* White Potato Salad
* Mac & Cheese
* Beans for the Beast

Apple-Oink sandwich is a new creation. Start with our famous ginormous sandwich roll, layer with cooked apples, cheddar cheese, pickled apples, pork belly rubbed with coffee and sugar then slow braised in artisanal beer, and topped with fresh spinach.

September 16, 1 – 8 PM, Gran Colombia 13-100

Leroy: Call or WhatsApp 098 321 8273

Live music with Luis Ullauri at the Otorongo Lounge

As every Friday, Luis Ullauri will be performing the best of his repertoire at the Otorongo Lounge this September the 16th at 8 PM. Cover: a voluntary contribution.

September 16th, from 8 to 10 PM, no cover charge, Plaza el Otorongo, Av. 3 de Noviembre, Cuenca.

Luis Ullauri: 099 998 7932

Banana Rock at Casa Yangoe, Friday 15

Live music at Casa Yangoe.

Banana Rock at Casa Yangoe this Friday. They will be playing music in English, rock, funk, disco, pop and more.

Come to Casa Yangoe and enjoy the music accompanied by our delicious menu, our different products and handicrafts.

We will wait for you…

September 16th, from 8:30 PM, $5, Benigno Malo 5-16 y Calle Larga, Cuenca.

Casa Yangoe: +593 96 832 4006

Reading Group at Carolina Bookstore

Don’t lose this opportunity to improve your Spanish by joining our Reading Group at Carolina Bookstore!

You will receive two reading sessions per week where you can learn more about Ecuadorian Culture while practicing your Spanish skills at the same time!

($10 for two sessions of one and a half hour, coffee and snack)

October 1st, from 2:30 to 4 PM, $10, 4-46 Hermano Miguel y Calle Larga (near “Las Escalinatas”), Cuenca.

Christian Canseco: superartcc@gmail.com 099 898 6482

‘It Had to Be You’ comedy run Friday, Sept 23 – Oct 2

A hilarious no holds barred, knock-down, drag-out battle of the sexes!

‘It Had to Be You,’ A comedy in two acts by Renêe Taylor and Joseph Bologna

September 23, 24, 25, 30 October 1 & 2, 2022 Doors open 3:30 Show at 4 PM

Featuring: Cher McFarlane-Clark & Ray Lewis Directed by: Paula Bailey

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Let´s go to Olón! one of the best beach towns in Ecuador!

Representatives of Olón will be in Cuenca on the 29th of September to share Olón with you!

We welcome all expats to come and experience our quaint pueblo on the beach Olon. We have many quality hotels to relax and experience, plenty of restaurants to entice any palate and long stretches of perfect sand to dream and wonder. We believe it to be the best Ecuadorian coastal town.

Would you like to learn more? Residents and communal leaders will conduct a presentation so you may learn more of its hidden treasures. Come join us …

Thursday, 29th of September, from 1 to 3 PM, free, Yaku Bistro, Luis Cordero 5-66 y Honorato Vásquez, Guayaquil.

Maria del Carmen Montesdeoca

Have you suffered the death of a partner or spouse recently?

A no-cost guided grief support group of 6-8 people is currently forming in Cuenca. We will meet weekly for 6 weeks. Before joining a brief interview will be scheduled. English speakers are welcome at this time.

Dying and death and feeling of loss are to be grieved in this group as a normal part of the life cycle. This kind of support is not recommended for those needing intensive psychotherapy, a different process.

As the group facilitator, I am a medical social worker, palliative board care certified. I have worked in hospice, community health programs and hospital settings in Oregon and California for 15 years. I welcome you into this process!

To be determined, Free, El Centro, Cuenca.

Susan: 096 841 9412

Banana Rock at Casa Yangoe, Friday (last chance until December)

Banana Rock at Casa Yangoe this Friday night, Sept 16.

I will be traveling, so this is our last gig until December.

Cover charge includes free glass of wine or small beer!

Hope you can come and listen and dance with us!

Friday, Sept 16, 8:30 PM, $5, Casa Yangoe: Benigno Malo 5-16 y Calle Larga, Cuenca.

Jan Wallace: Reservations: 593 96 832 4006

Opera Rigoletto by Verdi

National premiere of the opera Rigoletto, one of the most performed operas in the world, with national singers such as Alex Rodríguez, Vanesa Regalado, Vanessa Freire, Jorge Regalado, Viviana Rodríguez and international guests from Spain, Colombia, France. A great production of Napoli Ópera accompanied by the Guayaquil Symphony Orchestra in the beautiful Sánchez Aguilar Theater.

You can buy your tickets at http://www.teatrosanchezaguilar.org

September 16 and 17, $35, $50, $75, Sanchez Aguilar Theater (Samborondon), Guayaquil.

Vanesa Regalado: 098 707 0542

Mandalas & Coffee – a creative workshop with Erin Peacock

Join me for a wonderful afternoon of creative fun and delicious treats at Zatua Miski.

See photos for all details.
Prepay to reserve your spot.

I offer a variety of workshops, including punch needle and macrame.

More information on my website:
https://www.punchneedleecuador.com/

Sign up to be on my email list here:
https://www.punchneedleecuador.com/emaillist

Instagram & Facebook: Punch Needle Ecuador

14 September. 13:00 – 17:00, 45, Zatua Miski – Calle Alfonso Moreno Mora 2-42, Cuenca.

Erin: punchneedleecuador@gmail.com 0960604303

Mother & Son Family Kitchen, delivery menu!

Check out our new list of meals that you can store and reheat.
Full Menu
https://tinyurl.com/2cpdvpfw

Always remember that we deliver from Tuesday to Sunday, from noon to 5 PM. If you have any allergies or diet restrictions or specifications, please let us know. Your orders are prepared on the day of the delivery.
Please give us a day’s notice to shop and to prepare your order.

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Benefit concert at Bistro Yaku for young cancer patient this Thursday

One of our own expats, 14-year-old Lera, has cancer and will be undergoing surgery in about a week. She’s a great singer and entertainer, and would like to perform in public one more time before having the surgery that could forever alter her voice.

Some of Cuenca’s top musical acts have signed onto this event and will be performing multiple songs during the show:

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Road trip!

Join us for another awesome Cultural Road Trip! This month we are going to the small pueblo of Saraguro. Saraguro is south of Cuenca, nestled in the Andes mountains. The community has strong ties to its indigenous culture and traditions.

During this road trip, you will get to experience various aspects of this incredible culture.

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Dinner and workshop at Café San Sebas! Relax and connect!

Included in your ticket
Chance to win fine prizes, such as:
A – 1 month of classes at Pampamisayoc Qigong for no cost, for 2 people.
B – 2 sessions of Structural Enhancement.
C – 2 sessions of any treatment, Reiki, TFT-tapping or structural enhancement.
D – 100% discount on one workshop at Pampamisayoc Qigong in October – November.

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Sisa Bowl restaurant

Come join us at Sisa Bowl.

Introducing Goldi’s Cookies!
(Best cookies in town)
Chocolate Chip
Oatmeal Raisin
Lemon
Come get some while they last…

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Delicious and healthy Asian dinners special!

Mother and Son Family Kitchen delicious Asian dinners.
Available for delivery from Thursday to Sunday.
Please give us a day’s notice to prepare your order.
Dinners are enough for 2 servings.
WhatsApp 096 322 3377

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Mariangel Mundary with Jim Gala “Jazz for Lovers Only”

Friday, Sept. 16th at the Jazz Society Café!

Mariangel Mundary with Jim Gala “Jazz for Lovers Only”

World–class jazz, delicious food, romantic atmosphere

Don’t miss this amazing duo performing your favorite songs!

Food & Beverage service from 6 PM. Jazz concert starts at 7 PM

Reservations: jazzsocietyofecuador@gmail.com

$5 cover fee
Friday, 7 PM, 16th of September, Jazz Society Cafe, Los Cedros y Los Claveles ( one block North of Ordonez Lasso)

Debby Degamo: jazzsocietyofecuador@gmail.com 093 934 2714 English 096 322 3377 Español

Best of Cuenca award winning BBQ from Joes’ this week

Saturday, Sept. 17th. Dine-In. Join your friends at your community gathering place.
Sunday, Sept. 18th for take-out – pick up or delivery for a casual dinner with friends in the comfort and security of your home.

Our award-winning BBQ dinner will bring back memories from home. Best of Cuenca since 2014.

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Double D’s menu for the week of September 19

This menu has a cheesy theme. The casserole is a low-carb, roasted eggplant dish layered with a not-too-heavy cheese blend and our homemade marinara. Since the weather can’t figure out what it’s doing, we’re making a stew that’s not too heavy but satisfying all the same. Potatoes are cooked in a creamy base loaded with vegetables and chicken. The sweet is a twist on a childhood favorite from the neighborhood ice cream truck.

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Saturday morning language exchange

We kindly invite you to join our language exchange group Spanish-English/English-Spanish in the recently opened school, ¡Vamos!

The sessions are aimed at people willing to improve their conversational skills by putting them into practice in a realistic environment with native speakers.

The sessions are guided by a bilingual facilitator (a teacher with extensive experience in the field) who proposes the activities and conversation topics.

It involves several people whose native language is English and several people whose native language is Spanish. We get together so that the former can practice Spanish and the later can practice English.
Apart from the language learning, the sessions bring an excellent opportunity to meet and interact with local people while engaging in the city´s cultural activities.

Therefore, this language exchange complements formal language learning. It mainly serves for putting oral language skills into practice. Additionally, it provides a good opportunity to experience and gain an insight into aspects of Ecuadorian culture and Cuenca local life.

Please send us an email to confirm attendance as spots are limited.

September 17th, from 11 AM to 12:30 PM, $2 Voluntary Contribution, Calle Larga 11-43 (in front of Mercado 10 de Agosto), Cuenca.

Carmen Pais: vamoscuencaschool@gmail.com 098 299 9083

Salsa, Cumbia; Latin Rhythms with Guayaband

We have another incredible week of live music at La Guarida. Remember that our colonial house has perfect acoustics. Come enjoy intimate musical experiences that you won’t forget.

Guayaband

Thursday, September 15th at 7:30 PM
Doors open at 6 PM
Admission: $10
Reservations with dinner are required
Limited capacity
Tel. 099 806 8071

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Mujeres Garage Sale – donations being accepted

You have a month to clean out closets, drawers and garages to donate items for the October Mujeres Garage Sale. The Cuenca Women’s Shelter will use the proceeds to purchase a professional quality projector.

Items you no longer need or want might be exactly what someone else is looking for. Drop off your items at Mujeres con Exito or call Diana at 098 474 7919 for pickup of useable clothing, appliances, furniture, etc.

Such a good way to simplify!

Saturday, October 22 – from 9 until 1, 0, Baltazara de Calderon 2-26 y Miguel Velez, Cuenca.

Marilyn Appel: r.m.appel65@gmail.com

Retreat – Relax, De-Stress & Connect … Girón, Ecuador.

Need a Break?

Looking for a vacation with meaning and substance?

Are you missing connection with nature?

Join us for a retreat up in the mountains of Girón. With the majestic mountains around and the peaceful lake relaxation and connection will come easy …

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Poker

If you are interested in filling your Tuesday and/or Thursday afternoons, we are looking for up to 4 people interested in playing low stakes poker. Call or WhatsApp me for full details. The fee shown is the initial buy-in.

Tuesdays and Thursday afternoons, $11 buy-in, Av de los Ceresos y Calle del Serar, Cuenca.

Henry: 098 961 0882

Cooking with Rey “Authentic Southeast Asian Cuisine”

Join me in a warm relaxing environment as we explore the fragrant flavors and colors of Southeast Asia.

#1. Sticky & Sweet Hot Chicken: Tender pieces of chicken sauteed with garlic, honey, chilies and lemongrass.

#2. Sticky & Sweet Hot Shrimp: Medium sized shrimp sauteed with garlic, honey, chilies and lemongrass.

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Sourdough bread in Cuenca

Hello, we are Internacional Bakery team. We are glad to offer you healthy sourdough bread, no chemicals, yeast free, gluten low and free. Made in wood fired oven, artisan and delicious.
Home delivery.

Some bread every day:

Ciabatta
Rye
Barley multi-seeds
Wheat whit walnut and cranberries
Turmeric
Sweet croissant
Cinnamon roll
Bagel
For special order: Focaccia, pumpernickel, baguette, pretzel (make your order one day before.

Store 1: Every day from 8 AM to 8 PM. Store 2: from Monday to Saturday from 9:30 AM to 7 PM, Store 1: Juan Jaramillo 5-18 and Mariano Cueva. Store 2: Gran Colombia and Manzaneros

International Bakery: 096 891 1591
https://www.facebook.com/PanaderiaInternacionalCuenca/

Sisa Bowl restaurant

Come join us!

Goldies Cookies!
(Best cookies in town)
Chocolate Chip
Oatmeal Raisin
Come get some while they last…

Signature Sisa Bowls
Simply pick your protein
A selection of Fresh Vegetables
Served on Rice or Rice Noodles
And your choice from our 12 homemade sauces.
Vegetarian and Gluten free options available!!

Homemade Ice Cream

Vanilla
Vanilla Almond
Chocolate
Peanut Butter Chocolate
Blueberry Sorbet
Strawberry Sorbet

Available by the bowl or to take home!

Hungry for a burger? Try our signature Bacon Blaster Topped with your choice of Smoked Provolone, Smoked Gouda, Gouda, Pesto.
With your choice of Regular or Sweet Potato Fries.
Vegetarian options available!

Wings and Fries
With your choice of our 12 homemade sauces.

Craft Chocolate made from Organi Heirloom Cacao sourced from all over Ecuador.

Wednesday to Sunday noon – 7 PM, Paseo 3 Noviembre. 10 meters east of The Broken Bridge

Sisa: 099 430 6408

Thai Connection

Dear Customers. Thai Connection has the pleasure to indicate our newest schedule: Tuesday – until Saturday from noon to 9 PM. Sundays noon to 4 PM.
Feel free to visit us and try our special combos. Price $9.99 also drink is included (Thai Tea). We are waiting for you.

Mon-Sat 12-10 Sundays 12-4, Honorato Vázques y Hermano Miguel

Thai: 098 704 6607

Enjoy an entertaining day at the movies – Cuenca Car Share

Let’s go to the movies! Cuenca Car Share supporting Cuenca English Lions Club. This time, we will be showing Three Thousand Years of Longing on Saturday, Sep 24th at 10:30 AM at Batan Shopping Center Theater. Be sure to arrive at the theater at least 30 minutes before showtime to get the best seats. come and enjoy comedy, romance, drama and a little science fiction.

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Gran Roca Wednesday, farm-to-table market and lunch at Los Balcones

We invite you to come to the Gran Roca Wednesday farm-to-table market and have a one-of-a-kind fresh, healthy and delicious lunch from noon – 2 PM at the beautiful Hotel Los Balcones on Presidente Borrero 12-08 y Sangurima, (Only 4 blocks from Parque Calderon), where you can pick up our fresh, healthy and delicious products all produced on our sustainable permaculture farm in the Yunguilla Valley, about an hour southwest of Cuenca. You’ll find our harvested-in-the-morning fresh vegetables and herbs, milk products, chicken eggs, chicken, turkey, beef, pork and smoked products.

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Sunday Brunch Cuenca, made-to-order sourdough, freezer meals, bagels

Sunday Brunch Cuenca family. Here is our current product list:

Frozen:

Three cheese chicken and spinach lasagna $9.50
Chicken pot pie $7.50
Each container is two generous servings. Comes frozen, uncooked, and ready to bake when you are.
3-cheese ravioli comes frozen in a pack of 32 for $10.50

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Entre Fuego y Leña Pizzería

Have you ever enjoyed sourdough pizza in Cuenca? Come in and visit us with your family and friends, we are Entre Fuego y Leña Pizzería team, here you can eat healthy and delicious pizza, yeast free.

Find us at Historical Center.

Some options:

Classic
Bacon
Hawaiian
Black pizza (with shrimp)
Onions and peppers
Fugazza (double dough)
Special figs and three cheeses and more!
In addition, we offer delicious Coffee, cappuccino, tea, and desserts.

We have home delivery.

From Monday to Saturday from noon to 8 PM, Juan Jaramillo 5-10 and Mariano Cueva

Gabriela: 096 884 7990
https://www.facebook.com/pizzeria.masamadre/

Cultural Workshop: Salsa Class at ¡Vamos!

Come and learn some salsa steps at ¡Vamos!

We will count with a professional instructor that will guide our moves. The workshop is for beginners with little or no experience with salsa dancing. There will be just two recommendations: enjoy the music and relax your body! It will be fun!

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Reading Group at Carolina Bookstore

There’s only two weeks before we start reading our next book… Don’t lose this opportunity to improve your Spanish by joining our Reading Group at Carolina Bookstore!

You will receive two reading sessions per week where you can learn more about Ecuadorian Culture while practicing your Spanish skills at the same time!
$10 for two sessions of one and a half hour, coffee and snack.

October 1st, from 2:30 to 4 PM, $10, 4-46 Hermano Miguel y Calle Larga (near “Las Escalinatas”), Cuenca.

Christian Canseco: 099 898 6482

Delicious and homemade – Vivaldi Ice Cream from Carlos

Do you enjoy delicious homemade ice cream? The kind that you ate growing up? You will love these flavors! Many flavors are not available anywhere else in Ecuador. Give your mouth a treat. What are you waiting for?

All ice cream is made with all-natural ingredients. Real cream, real sugar, real eggs, real fruit. No chemicals added.

I have the following flavors available for you this week. Enjoy.
New this week is a vegan option. Vegan Chocolate Ice-cream (Made with Cashews) 500ml Tub $8
1 liter $8 – 500ml $4.50
Mexican Horchata Ice Cream (Cinnamon and rice pudding flavor)
Oreo Ice Cream
Chocolate Ice Cream
Vanilla Ice Cream
Coffee Ice Cream
Mango Ice Cream
Lemon Ice Cream

1 liter $9 – 500ml $5
Apple Pie Ice Cream
Strawberry Pie Ice Cream
Cherry Pie Ice Cream
Red Velvet Cake Ice Cream
Brownie Ice Cream
Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

500ml – $6
Salted Caramel Ice Cream
Pistachio Ice Cream
Blueberry Pie Ice Cream

Sugar free ice cream made with Stevia
1 liter $11 – 500ml $6

Vanilla Ice Cream
Chocolate Ice Cream
Coffee Ice Cream
Strawberry Ice Cream

Vegan option
500ML – $7
Vanilla Vegan Ice Cream with Cashews

Follow me on Instagram: vivaldi.icecream.cuenca

Pick up your order for no charge. Delivery available for $1.50 – $3, depending on your location.

Available 7 days a week, Across Cuenca

Carlos Paez: 096 254 6303

Best of Cuenca award winning BBQ from Joes’ this week

Saturday, Sept. 17th. Dine-In. Join your friends at your community gathering place.
Sunday, Sept. 18th for take out – pick up or delivery for a casual dinner with friends in the comfort and security of your home.

Our award-winning BBQ dinner will bring back memories from home. Best of Cuenca since 2014.

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On tap at The Pub and Taco Tuesday Specials

Taco Tuesday Special – Three beef or veggie tacos and a draft beer for $6
Crunchy taco shell, Pico de Gallo, lettuce and cheddar cheese.

Carne Asada Street Tacos $1- Soft corn tortilla, marinated carne asada, cilantro onion salsa and lime.

Fish Street Tacos $1- Soft flour tortilla, battered Corvina, cabbage, Pico de Gallo and avocado salsa.

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7 Bakery Coffee

Business Hours
From Monday to Sunday and holidays
Home deliveries via WhatsApp 098 862 7147 With 24 hours of anticipation.

Physical store
Address: Av Gonzales Suarez 14-90 and Luis Martinez
Thursday to Sunday
From 9 AM – 5 PM or while supplies last

Donuts (minimum order 6 units):

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Pie day at La Yunta every Wednesday

Come to enjoy a fantastic meal at La Yunta, every Wednesday from noon to 8 PM

$12.50 pie and drink by the way we have black beer, IPA and more

Beef and ale pie with chips and peas

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Taste of New Orleans luncheon with Leslie Breen

A once-a-month event celebrating the most delicious cuisines of the world in a lovely private home. This month, indulge in the culinary delights of the Big Easy!

Menu

Hors d’oeuvres
Creole Deviled Eggs
Hot Muffaletta Dip

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Surf or Turf Saturday

Don Colon’s Restaurant – Saturday Dinner Special

Filet Mignon
or
Florida Lobster stuffed with crab meat

Both include:

Baked potato with sour cream and chives
Garlic bread
Onion soup
A glass of wine
Strawberry Shortcake

Only $19.95
Reservations please

Saturday, September 17, Corner of Parque Calderon

Colon Campos: 099 827 0703

Double D’s: There’s still time to order, but not much

This menu’s casserole is a home-style classic loaded with tuna and tender-crisp vegetables in a cream sauce highlighted with dill and tarragon. The soup has a tomato base with black beans, corn, spinach, chickpeas/garbanzos, and a little bit of onion. It’s seasoned with curry and a touch of red pepper flakes. It’s not super spicy, but it will leave a tingle on your palate. The sweet is a twist on a traditional because that’s how we do things. Remember, all of our food is fully cooked then chilled for you to reheat and enjoy right away or to freeze and save for a later date.

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Live music-American hits! with Luis Ulluari

Come and enjoy us in La Pretzeleria in a fun environment and beautiful place with our delicious pretzels, sándwiches, beer, wine and more!

September 15, from 6 to 8 PM, Bolivar 9-88 y Padre Aguirre

Jennifer: 099 025 9984

Got questions? King Smokehouse has the answers!

Yes, it’s question and answer time at King Smokehouse!
What goes well with King Smokehouse Bacon? Why, Aunt Betty’s Biscuits, of course! Light and fluffy with a drizzle of honey. Yumm.
What goes best with our Country style sausage? Ohhh, not hard at all – Uncle Dave’s Pancake’s hands down! Golden brown with syrup and sausage. Perfect.
Hmm. What to have with my Smokehouse Ribs? Easy, Carolina Country Cornbread, no question.
I want Smokehouse pork chops tonight, what do you have? Sauerkraut! Hand cut and delicious, crispy with the right amount of tang.

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Gran Roca Wednesday, farm-to-table market and lunch at Los Balcones

We invite you to come to the Gran Roca Wednesday farm-to-table market and have a one-of-a-kind fresh, healthy and delicious lunch from noon – 2 PM at the beautiful Hotel Los Balcones on Presidente Borrero 12-08 y Sangurima, (Only 4 blocks from Parque Calderon), where you can pick up our fresh, healthy and delicious products all produced on our sustainable permaculture farm in the Yunguilla Valley, about an hour southwest of Cuenca. You’ll find our harvested-in-the-morning fresh vegetables and herbs, milk products, chicken eggs, chicken, turkey, beef, pork and smoked products.

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Starting today at Cuenca Creators Co-Op…Veggie Tuesdays!

Every Tuesday beginning today… 8 AM to 2 PM, fresh, organic vegetables sold at Cuenca Creators! Large selection, fresh from the fields to you!

Come in and get fresh vegetables to go with our excellent products from Pei’s Dumplings, Sunday Brunch Cuenca, and Gringo Grub! And, don’t forget to grab some fresh bread from Artesana Bakery…

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Gatos Negros at Common Grounds Sports Bar and Grill

Mark your calendars for Saturday, Sep. 17th at Common Grounds Sports Bar and Grill!
“Gatos Negros” Band will be rockin’ that night with electrifying Rock Blues pop and more great hits.
Come with your friends and have great time of live music, good food, drinks and best service.
Saturday, September,17th at 7:30 PM
$6 cover.
Support local musicians and live music events

Sep 17th from 7:30 to 10 PM, $$, Eduardo Crespo Malo and Gran Colombia, Cuenca.

Cristian: 098 107 9406

Open Mic Night with Ernest Whaley at the Jazz Society Café!

Wednesday Sept 14 Creators Open Mic at the Jazz Society Café
Originals and reimagined covers.
Dining starts at 6 Music at 7 PM.
Participants get a complimentary drink.
Come and join us!
Buy 2 cocktails and get your 3rd one for free!
Wednesday 7 PM, 14th of September, No cover fee, Jazz Society Cafe Los Cedros y Los Claveles, Cuenca.

Debby Degamo: jazzsocietyofecuador@gmail.com 093 934 2714 English 096 322 3377 Español

Our first film from Panama. Don’t miss it.

La Guarida is proud to present a new incredible film from Panama.

Plaza Catedral
a film by Abner Betnain
projected in Spanish with English subtitles

Tuesday, September 13th at 6:45 PM
Doors open at 5 PM
Reservations with dinner are required
Tel. 099 806 8071

About
Alicia is a 40-year-old-woman whose grief has caused her estrangement from society. Her world is turned upside down when 14-year-old Chief, a young boy who looks after people’s cars, stumbles into her house bleeding.

We are located at Mariscal Lamar and Luis Pauta.

September 12th, from 5 to 10 PM, Free, Mariscal Lamar 22-23 y Luis Pauta, Cuenca.

Andres: underalias@gmail.com 099 806 8071

The Story of Cuenca Told With Its Architecture

Saturday Salon at idiomART: The Story of Cuenca Told With Its Architecture

Art historian, Berenice Cárdenas, will explore different churches, houses, monasteries, markets, and squares which contributed to UNESCO making Cuenca a World Heritage site. The idea of modernity and progress in Cuenca, and in Latin America in general, illustrates an interesting reinterpretation of the architecture of the European centers where these styles were originally created. Discover why Cuenca has a variety of architectural styles which sometimes are contradictory to each other due to the globalization that has transformed our urban landscape, especially during the 20th and 21st centuries.

*optional city tour with Berenice in the afternoon; $10

Reservations: idiomartcuenca@gmail.com

Saturday, Sept. 24 10:30 am, $10 (for the lecture), Mariscal Lamar 14-25 y Estevez de Toral, Cuenca.

Sarah HB

Cultural road trip to Saraguro!

Join CCC Spanish and idiomART for another incredible cultural road trip.

This month we will be going to Saraguro! During this cultural road trip, you will get to experience the artisan and artistic cultural of this indigenous village! Saraguro is nestled in the Andean mountains and is a pueblo that has deep ties to its rich cultural and indigenous roots.

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Cuenca Language Exchange Club

You are invited to join our club and to get skill speaking in English-Spanish, free way. We are Spanish and English native speakers that want to share with you our languages. You just need to know basic English or Spanish. We are meeting every Monday and Thursday from 3 until 4:30 PM inside the Antigua Escuela Central. Address: Benigno Malo and Gran Colombia corner.

Every Monday and Thursday from 3 to 4:30 PM, free, Benigno Malo and Gran Colombia corner (Antigua escuela central), Cuenca.

Paulina: paulinaurgiles4@gmail.com 098 890 7549

Common Grounds weekly activities

Common Grounds offers a wide variety of entertainment and specials ranging from Live Bands on Weekends and much more.
Monday Night Football 7 PM
Fun Trivia” Tuesdays. from 6:30 to 8 PM with Debra L
Bilingual Gringo Bingo Wednesday 12:30 – 3:30 PM with Marty D
Thursday Tacos and 2×1 Margaritas all day long, and Thursday night football.
Friday night Fun Karaoke. at 7:30 PM with Johnson and Mariam
Saturday Night Live music: This Saturday Sep,17th, 7:30 PM; Gatos Negros Band is Rocking the night! $6 cover.
Sunday NFL football all day.
Weekday Happy Hour: 3 to 7 PM. Be sure to check out our Facebook page to see what’s happening every week at Common Grounds Sports Bar and Grill, best sports bar in town
more information and reservations: 098 107 9406 Cristian.

Sep 12th from Noon to 10 PM, $$, Eduardo Crespo Malo and Gran Colombia, Cuenca.

Cristian: 098 107 9406

This week at La Guarida

Our first week back was incredible. We sold-out most of our events. Don’t be left out. Make your reservation by calling 099 806 8071.

– Canelazo Stories –
Monday, September 12th (6:30 PM).
Another sold-out night for this incredible and very unique cultural evening in Cuenca. Canelazo Stories celebrates its 4th edition and we have lined up an incredible group of speakers. The adventure begins with the incredible music of Renato Albornoz and continues with stories told by local luminaries: Daniel Williams, Sheryl Goldin Strong, Joyce Cymerman, Rosemary Rein, Boris Ordoñez and Jason Scott.

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QiGong and Dao Yoga – For Health, Spirit & Longevity

Be in charge of your physical, spiritual, & mental health.

QiGong is the daily practice used in China for thousands of years to prevent sickness and to keep the Body, Mind and Spirit healthy and strong.

The practice involves breathing, movements to release tensions and block energy and flowing moving meditations. The whole practice is done with a strong intent, to focus and strengthen your mind. It empowers you to take charge of your own health.

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Vivaldi Ice cream

Do you enjoy delicious homemade ice cream? The kind that you ate growing up? You will love these flavors! Many flavors are not available anywhere else in Ecuador. Give your mouth a treat! What are you waiting for?

All ice cream is made with all-natural ingredients. Real cream, real sugar, real eggs, real fruit. No chemicals added.

I have the following flavors available for you this week. Enjoy.

1 liter $8 – 500ml $4.50

Mexican Horchata Ice Cream (Cinnamon and rice pudding flavor)
Oreo Ice Cream
Chocolate Ice Cream
Vanilla Ice Cream
Coffee Ice Cream
Mango Ice Cream
Lemon Ice Cream

1 liter $9 – 500ml $5

Apple Pie Ice Cream
Strawberry Pie Ice Cream
Cherry Pie Ice Cream
Red Velvet Cake Ice Cream
Brownie Ice Cream
Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

500ml – $6

Salted Caramel Ice Cream
Pistachio Ice Cream
Blueberry Pie Ice Cream

Sugar free ice cream made with Stevia
1 liter $11 – 500ml $6

Vanilla Ice Cream
Chocolate Ice Cream
Coffee Ice Cream
Strawberry Ice Cream

Vegan option

Vegan Chocolate Ice Cream with Cashews 500ml – $8

Follow me on Instagram: vivaldi.icecream.cuenca

Pick up your order for no charge. Delivery available for $1.50 – $3, depending on your location.

Available 7 days a week, Across Cuenca

From Mondays to Sundays, Cuenca

Carlos Paez: cpaezleguisamo@gmail.com WhatsApp 096 254 6303

Thanks from Gringo Grub

We want to thank everyone for trying our products and we hope you enjoyed a little bit of home when you eat our food. We have gotten deliveries straightened out and this week to show our appreciation we are running a special of $1 off per quart size product and deliveries $30 or more are on us.

The best option for delivery is WhatsApp with a Google maps location and your order. We do our best to have a great selection but we haven’t figured out the trends yet. If you order and we are out of stock we will notify before the order is sent in case you want to try something else. Our Facebook page is up again, it’s GringoGrubCuenca and we look forward to seeing you there. It will probably be more up to date and we will be running specials just for the Facebook friends. We look forward to seeing our loyal customers and new friends in the future. Order during business hours of 8 to 2 only, please. WhatsApp 095 862 2251. Thanks again for your support.

Monday through Sunday 8 to 2, Calle Larga, Sunrise Cafe

Ed: WhatsApp 095 862 2251

Thanks from Paradise Indian Restaurant

Your hostess, Chinnu, and all the staff at Paradise in Cuenca send their sincere thanks to everyone who attended our annual Onam Sadhya feast last Wednesday. It was great to see old friends and make new ones over a very special meal and to celebrate this festival of nature’s abundance. We look forward to seeing all of you again soon and to serving your favorite meals from the Paradise menu. All the best to you!

Open Daily 10 AM – 9 PM, Federico Malo 1-160 between 12 de Abril and Tadeo Torres (Parque de la Madre)

Paul Anthony: paradiseindianrestaurantcuenca@gmail.com 098 462 8976 / 099 528 6389

Last-minute spots open on Walking with Dogs Adventure

We have two last-minute open spots on our sold-out volunteer adventure in Tarqui this Saturday from 9 – 3. If you love dogs and nature, join us! We’re a great group of Cuenca ex-pats and FAAN volunteers.

The adventure begins in Zona Rosa/Cuenca and includes a continental breakfast, a private bus trip to Tarqui, walking with shelter dogs in the mountains, and a traditional, picnic lunch learning about indigenous traditions and our work to create a permanent shelter.

This trip is fully sponsored by a community member and your $10 donation directly goes to building the new shelter. Contact me asap to snag an open spot and learn how to volunteer and support Cuenca’s abused and neglected dogs, and meet really nice “dog people”.

September 17th from 9 AM – 3 PM, $10, Zona Rosa – Tarqui, Cuenca.

Rosemary Rein: reinrosemary@gmail.com 096 920 9764

Yin & Yang workshop – probably more than you think

Today and tomorrow!

Deepen your understanding of Chinese Cosmology, and how it is applicable to all aspects of your life.

According to Chinese Medicine, all diseases are a result of a Yin & Yang imbalance within. You can learn how to recognize and balance these energies within you.

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Sisa Bowl Restaurant

Come join us at Sisa Bowl.

Introducing Goldies Cookies!
(Best cookies in town)
Chocolate Chip
Oatmeal Raisin
Come get some while they last…

Signature Sisa Bowls
Simply pick your protein
A selection of Fresh Vegetables
Served on Rice or Rice Noodles
And your choice from our 12 homemade sauces.
Vegetarian and Gluten free options available!!

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Sunday delivery special: Juicy pan-seared pork tenderloin medallions.

Sunday delivery special: Juicy pan-seared pork tenderloin medallions
Mother and Son Family kitchen makes your Sunday very special at your home.
Order via WhatsApp 096 322 3377 for Sunday Delivery
Email: motherandsonfamilykitchen@gmail.com

Juicy pan-seared pork tenderloin medallions $12
with mushroom gravy served with mashed potatoes, roasted Brussels sprouts, and honey-glazed carrots.

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Saturday at Pájaro y Bestia

Pork Spare Ribs (limited supply)
Pork Belly Burnt Ends
Onion Fried Hamburger
Mustard Potato Salad
Mac & Cheese
Beans for the Beast

September 10, 1 – 8 PM, Gran Colombia 13-100

Leroy: Phone or WhatsApp 098 321 8273

Jazz guitarist, Ali Agca is back in town!

After a 2-month hiatus in his native Turkey, jazz guitarist Ali Agca is back in Cuenca this Friday…and every Friday…at the Jazz Society Cafe!
Joined by Cuenca’s top jazz drummer Pedro Ortiz and bass player Christian Torres, the trio presents world class jazz music. The repertoire is diverse to satisfy not only jazz lovers, but also blues junkies and fusion fans…in addition to some of Ali’s own compositions.

Delicious food is served from 6 PM – or just come for drinks to enjoy live music from 7 PM.

September 9th, from 7 to 9:30 PM, Los Cedros y Los Claveles north of Ordonez Lasso

Ali Agca: marthahooper04@gmail.com

Language Exchange

Hello.
Do you want to be part of Cuenca Language Exchange Club?
It’s very easy, you just have to visit us and share a nice afternoon meeting new people, practicing English and Spanish, totally free.
We are waiting for you.

Liz Campoverde
Cuenca Language Exchange Club Coordinator

Monday and Thursday 3 to 4:30 PM, free, Benigno Malo and Gran Colombia(Corner) Antonio Lloret Bastidas” Library, Cuenca.

Liz Campoverde: liz.campoverde.e@hotmail.com 099 996 9472

No cost QiGong this Saturday – Parque de La Madre

All levels and ages are welcome to join us for a Qigong class in the park this Saturday, for no cost.

QiGong is a very simple practice, cultivated for the purpose of enhancing health through the body, mind and spirit. Come and try it out and see for yourself.

Classes are every other Saturday in the park, and will be held in English and or Spanish depending on the participants.

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Come s at ICC

The International Christian Community invites you to join with us a we begin a new series of programs this Sunday based on “The Questions Jesus Asks Us”. Sunday we will focus on the questions Jesus asks about what we would do if we had 100 sheep and one wonder off. Would you go after the lost one or cut your losses. Also, Walter Hook will provide our Special Music for the day with a solo from “The Little Prince” entitled “I Will Walk with God”. Great homemade refreshments and coffee or tea will be served after. See you Sunday.

Sunday, September 11, 11 AM to 12:30 PM, free, Nicanor Aguilar and Solano (next to Medical Tower 4), Cuenca.

Phil D Kennemer: kennemerphi1@gmail.com

Saturday Fun Day with Movies by Cuenca Car Share

Let’s go to the movies! Cuenca Car Share supporting Cuenca English Lions Club. This time, we will be showing Three Thousand Years of Longing on Saturday, Sep 24th at 10:30 AM at Batan Shopping Theater. Be sure to arrive at the theater at least 30 minutes before showtime to get the best seats. come and enjoy comedy, romance, drama end little science fiction.

For this movie, 50% of proceeds go to the Lions Club service projects: Vision, Hunger, Environment, Diabetes, and Pediatric Cancer.
Tickets are non-refundable since we paid for your seat and we count on you.

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All are welcome at St. Christopher Episcopal Mission

Worship is for everyone who longs for God – believers and seekers.

First time guests will experience Christ centered individuals within an inclusive, multi-cultural, bi-lingual, and multi-generational worshipping community of believers, with close bonds between members, committed to social justice while helping others.

St. Christopher Episcopal Mission is a Cuenca-based Christian faith community formed in 2019, as the first English-language Episcopal congregation in South America.

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You are welcome to join us ~ Come as you are

Join us on Sundays at 10 AM. This Sunday we take a look at how to be the church as God wants it to be.

We are a diverse church with people from many different countries, cultures, and backgrounds. We come together to explore the true meaning of God’s word and how to apply it to our lives; build strong relationships; serve each other and serve our community.

We desire to be a true expression of the love of Jesus. Worship is in English and Spanish. Our message is in English with simultaneous translation in Spanish via state-of-the-art translation equipment.

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Shambhala’s new space is open for Sunday meditation

Explore Basic Goodness – The Shambhala Meditation Group of Cuenca is thrilled to welcome the public to our regular programming live and online via Zoom. *We follow local health guidelines; please be vaccinated.

Our regular programming includes:

Group meditation in English and Spanish
Every Sunday from 10:30 AM – noon. For meditation instructions, you’re invited to come at 10 AM.
The program includes seated meditation, walking meditation, and
text recitations from our tradition.

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Friday at Pájaro y Bestia

Pork Spare Ribs
Pork Belly Burnt Ends
Onion Fried Hamburger
Mustard Potato Salad
Mac & Cheese
Beans for the Beast

September 9, 1 – 8 PM, Gran Colombia 13-100, y Estévez de Toral

Leroy: Call or WhatsApp 098 321 8273
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