You’re invited to meditate with Shambhala from home, Sunday

Leave things as they are, without judging. In this way, you yourself will learn how to be. ~Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche.

Dear Cuenca Community,

Shambhala Cuenca would like to invite you to meditate together from your home this Sunday at 10:30 AM. There are many forms and methods of meditation – the form you choose doesn’t matter, however it’s a very good thing to remember our shared humanity as we sit quietly and become mindful for a period of time.

Online meditation sessions are available at https://virtual-cushion.shambhalaonline.org
and
https://shambhalaonline.org/sunday-gatherings/

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Grand opening La Mia Mascota, vet and pet shop

Our newest location with a full-service veterinary clinic, grooming, pet shop will open Saturday in Challuabamba’s commercial center, Plaza Sur local #2. Come join us for the fun and festivities.

July 31 10 AM, free, CC Plaza Sur, local 2, Challuabamba, Cuenca.

Alexandra Montano: 07 408 9255 / 098 404 3395 / 099 020 6839

Free language exchange by YEES

A fun and relaxing environment to use your Spanish and English. Come and join us at Selina’s terrace (Calle Larga 7-93) every Saturday for a chance to practice with native English and Spanish speakers and meet new friends. This Exchange is basically a casual conversation where we switch languages every 30 minutes. This event is free, however, due to the pandemic, don’t forget to follow these directions:

– If the receptionist ask what do you want, tell him/her that you’re a member of #YEES and there’s a language exchange at the terrace that you’re attending.
– Even though Selina’s terrace is an open space and they have all the biosecurity measures, the pandemic isn’t over yet so don’t forget to keep social distance.
– The conversation will be spontaneous as usual. The only rule is switching languages every 30 minutes. You decide which language goes first.

July 31st, from 2 to 4 PM, Free event, Calle Larga 7-93, Cuenca.

Jorge Isaac Pena: jorge.isaac.pf@gmail.com

Paco’s Blues at La Yunta this Friday. Come on out and dance

Come out on Friday August 6th and dance to the blues at La Yunta (Av. 1 de Mayo near Av. Las Americas).

Please make reservations so that La Yunta can arrange tables. Parties of four or more are encouraged for the best table spacing.

For reservations:
Email us a reservation request (please include your name and the names of any additional guests) to pacosbluesband@gmail.com

-or-

Send us a Facebook message with your name and the names of any additional guests by going to the “Paco’s Blues” Facebook page and clicking on the Send Message button at the top of the page.

7 PM till later on.

It’s gonna be a great night… looking forward to seeing you there.

This event may have attendance limitations so please make your reservations early.

Friday August 6th from 7 PM till later on, $5, La Yunta Restaurante: 1 de Mayo between Las Americas y Fray Gaspar de Carvajal, Cuenca.

Pacos Blues: pacosbluesband@gmail.com

St. Christopher YouTube – Evening Prayer online

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

All are welcome at St. Christopher’s regardless of their faith tradition.

We gather online via Facebook and St. Christopher’s YouTube Channel, where you will discover new Evening Prayer services posted each Sunday. Our lectors, music and homilies are global. We invite you to participate.

Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/StChristopherCuenca/

YouTube:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOh2a0oDL3RwEEmrxHCcPVw/videos?view=57&flow=grid

Vision statement
St. Christopher Episcopal Mission

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Volleyball – International 6 on 6: Sunday, 3 – 6 PM

When: The new time seems to be working out. We will play Sunday, August 1, starting at 3 to 6 PM (weather permitting).

What: All experienced intermediate or advanced 6 on 6 regulation volleyball players are invited to join us for fun, friendship, and exercise. We have players who represent countries from around the world.

Where: We will set up this Sunday at Parque Lineal Yanuncay just west of Av. Fray Vicente Solano on the North side of Av Primero de Mayo.

How: We ask all who attend to wear a mask to protect themselves and others.

Why: Last week we had a good crowd, good competitive games, and good weather. Come join us this Sunday.

You can also join us on our Facebook page (Cuenca “Bump-Set-Spike” volleyball)
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1959316564147789

Sunday, August 1, 2021 – From 3 to 6 PM, Free, Parque Lineal Yanuncay just west of Av. Fray Vicente Solano on the North side of Av Primero de Mayo, Cuenca.

Garry: gl.e.volleyball@gmail.com

Tonight! Mi Cuenca Canta online concert

Online revival by Cuenca Andean musicians. Four-hour concert with three or four artists or groups per hour. Livestreamed on facebook and other platforms at 7 PM.

Varying styles and genres, as well as dancing, interviews and videos.

Support the musicians to help reactivate Cuenca’s music and concerts.
Visit facebook page for concert videos!

Mi Cuenca Canta
Catalina Ordonez, Director

https://www.facebook.com/MiCuencaCanta

July 31st, from 7 PM, Free, 1-85 Andres Beltran y Federico Proano, Cuenca.

Jeremiah Reardon: jerebelreardon@msn.com 098 385 8212

A special tribute to Selena

Last year Carnales Mexican Grill commemorated the 25 years since Selena’s tragic death by organizing a tribute show honoring her musical legacy and highlighting the many social contributions that she made to her community. Due to the high demand for more shows, we added a few extra dates, each one selling out. We are once again proud to announce the 4th Selena Tribute Concert schedule for Saturday, August 28th. Tickets are $15, and includes a special menu made just for this intimate event, plus ice cold margaritas or beer.

Carnales Mexican Grill offers the very best in Sonoran style cuisine, with your choice of 9 different grilled or braised meats, all served on hand made flour tortillas made fresh every single day.

August 28th, from 3 to 4:30 PM, $15, Avenida Gonzalez Suarez 858, Cuenca.

Richard: 098 434 8665

Fresh blueberries at Mega Feria Artesanal

Come visit us on Saturday, July 31st from 8 AM to 4 PM at the Mega Feria Artesanal next to Millenium on Cornelio Merchan and Florencia Astudillo.

Lots of vendors will be there to share their amazing products.
We will have fresh blueberries at $6/pound available for sale.

We hope to see you there.

Saturday, July 31st from 8 AM to 4 PM, Free event, Cornelio Merchan and Florencia Astudillo, Cuenca.

The Blue Biker: cuencablueberries@gmail.com

SRI VAT tax refund

Hello everyone. My name is Cristy Mora and I am very happy to be able to offer my services to the community as an accountant. I have experience in facilitating the opening of bank accounts, procedures with the SRI.

If you want help with your returns, statements or Bank CDs I can help you.

Contact me by email cris_scoutdb1@hotmail.com or WhatsApp 098 977 2330.
I know VAT returns for seniors and SRI / VAT returns.

Cristy Mora: cris_scoutdb1@hotmail.com 098 977 2330. Call after: 8 AM.

March 18, from 8 AM to 8 PM, $20, Ricaurte, Cuenca.

Mi Cuenca Canta online concert

Online revival by Cuenca Andean musicians. Four-hour concert with three or four artists or groups per hour. Livestreamed on facebook and other platforms at 7 PM.

Varying styles and genres, as well as dancing, interviews and videos.

Support the musicians to help reactivate Cuenca’s music and concerts.

Mi Cuenca Canta
Catalina Ordonez, Director

https://www.facebook.com/MiCuencaCanta

July 31st, from 7 PM, free, 1-85 Andres Beltran y Federico Proano, Cuenca.

Jeremiah Reardon: jerebelreardon@msn.com 098 385 8212

Mujeres Con Exito garage sale

Mujeres Con Exito will be hosting a garage sale. The sale will help fund training services for the Cuenca’s Women’s Shelter.

Items will include art, clothing, housewares and other miscellaneous items at great prices.

August 4th, from 9 AM to 3 PM, Free, Baltazara de Calderon 2-26 y Miguel Velez, Cuenca.

Dianita Vazquez Bravo: 098 474 7919

Come enjoy the music of Glenn David and friends

If you enjoy the music of Dylan, Prine, Cockburn, the Avett Brothers, and other great Americana artists, you’ll definitely enjoy this event.

And while you listen, you can sample the tasty offerings from Santorino Restaurant and Pizzeria.

Due to covid capacity limitations, it’s highly recommended that you make reservations by calling: 097 998 1179

August 7th at 5 PM, $5, Manuel Maria Palacios 1-13 y Remigio Crespo, directly behind Banco Pichincha, Cuenca.

Glenn David: muse.gdg@gmail.com

Horseback ride this weekend, July 30th and 31st

We have another great ride coming up this weekend and you’re invited to come along on our horseback riding treks. San Joaquin Riding welcomes riders of all levels and this weekend we are going to make a few changes to our usual program.

This Sunday, the meeting point will be at the JEP Bank, San Joaquin at 9:30 AM.
(The taxi driver will know where this is, but if you have any queries, just let us know…)
We will meet you there at 9:30 AM and walk across the road to the field where the horses are saddled up and waiting.

Just let us know your level of riding and if you prefer a Saturday or a Sunday ride. We can be flexible on those days this weekend.

The trail will be chosen on the day, but all the treks will give you a fabulous view of Cuenca.

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Announcing the Azuay Community Theater of the Air

While we’ve been working to once again present live performances at the Azuay Community Theater (and we hope that will happen very soon – watch for it!), we have been recreating old time radio dramas available to our current and future patrons for free.

We have just put up a classic detective mystery for your listening pleasure.

The Azuay Community Theater of the Air presents “The Medium Was Rare” following the adventures of one of the great detectives of the 1950s.

Listen to the half hour drama at:

https://soundcloud.com/wraylewis/mediumwasrare/s-6rbbAvmrIHL

And, if you missed it, find out what’s up with those strange Brewster sisters by listening to:

https://soundcloud.com/wraylewis/actaaol/s-rYxU52ze9m4

We hope you enjoy the shows, and look forward to seeing you back in our theater on Av. Ordonez Lasso near the Hotel Oro Verde in the near future.

By the way, send us a quick email if you would like to be on our mailing list and be among the first to know about upcoming shows.

Ray Lewis: azuaycommunitytheater@gmail.com .

City: Cuenca

The Atlas of a Face exhibition at idiomART

The Atlas of a Face is comprised of two projects by Robin Moulyn of Baños, Ecuador:
the Unforgettable Faces and Happy infectious Faces projects.

As Robin says, “Faces are the maps of our life. A living atlas worth learning and reading.

All these faces and what they have to say can help us find direction, purpose and understand the human condition. They express lives that may be similar to us or very different, but still sharing a unique perspective.

We are the same but different.”

If you haven’t had a chance to see the show, you still have time. This exhibit ends on Saturday, July 31. Gallery hours are Mon. – Fri. from 10 AM – 3 PM.

There is also space available for Robin’s workshop, “Principles of a Face”. Learn the fundamentals of drawing a face from a master. The class is $20 is on Friday, July 30 from 1 – 3 PM.

We look forward to seeing you at idiomART!

The exhibition is from July 26 – July 31, 2021, free, Presidente Cordova, between Miguel Angel Estrella y Manuel Vega (diagonal from Coral Centro downtown), Cuenca.

Sarah HB: idiomartcuenca@gmail.com

The NYC Jazz Quintet, Saturday, July, 31st

The Inner Space Trio Friday, July 30th

Authentic NYC style jazz that will thrill you.
The Jazz Society Café 4 — 7 PM
“A slice of Greenwich Village in Ecuador”

Reservations: jazzsocietyofecuador@gmail.com Phone: 09 393 4271

“In the years I’ve lived in Cuenca I’ve found that The Jazz Society Café’s contribution to the community is irreplaceable. It’s one of Cuenca’s outstanding cultural gems and simply unique among the city’s music venues. It’s a small miracle that a jazz venue of this caliber could exist here.” —Margaret Winter

La Guarida presents Colombian music: Cumbia

Don’t miss this incredible music experience. Call to make your dinner and concert reservations at 099 806 8071. Admission $10. 100% of the admission fee goes directly to the artists.

Cumbia is one of Latin America’s most contagious rhythms. Canela Club Band brings all the heat and energy necessary.

You’ll be sorry to miss this unique experience.

Concert begins at 7:30 PM. Doors open at 6 PM.

July 29th, from 6 to 9:30 PM, $10. Mariscal Lamar y Luis Pauta, Cuenca.

Andres: underalias@gmail.com 099 806 8071

Latin and Rock! Banda Panamericana plays CG on Thursday

Come listen, dance and party with Banda Panamericana at Common Grounds on Thursday.

A diverse band playing diverse music, you’ll hear classic Latin styles like cumbia, rhumba and salsa, classic American rock and blues, and even a little funk.

For reservations or more info, contact Cristian at 98 107 9406.

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2929107350680788/?ref=newsfeed

We represent four countries and all kinds of music:

Kike from Peru – guitar, vocals, quena
Mac from Texas – sax, keys, flute
Josep from Ecuador – bass, vocals
Pollo from Colombia – drums, vocals

See you Thursday.

Thursday, July 29 at 7:30 PM, $5, Eduardo Crespo Malo y Gran Colombia, Cuenca.

Andrew McLemore: traveler1375@gmail.com

This weekend, ride the Paco’s Blues tour bus to Vilcabamba

Paco’s Blues will be playing in Vilcabamba on Saturday, July 31st. We are getting a large, comfortable tourism bus for the trip. We will have extra seats available, so if you have an interest in spending a weekend in Vilcabamba and want to come along please let us know by sending us an email at PacosBluesBand@gmail.com.

We will be departing from Parque San Sebastian (next to Cafe San Sebas) on Friday, July 30th, at 10 AM and returning to Cuenca from the central park in Vilcabamba on Sunday, August 1st, at 2 PM (returning to Parque San Sebastian in Cuenca).

The cost will be $30 per person (round trip). This is for the bus trip only and you will need to make your hotel reservations separately.

It’s going to be a great time.

Friday, July 30th, to Sunday, August 31st. $30 per person, round trip, Parque San Sebastian, Cuenca.

Pacos Blues

The film “Titanic” attempted to be

La Guarida is happy to present on the big-screen:

Revolutionary Road
a film by Sam Mendes
presented in English with Spanish subtitles
with stirring performances by Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet

Wednesday, July 28th at 6:30 PM
Doors open at 5:30 PM
Reservations with dinner required
Limited capacity
Tel. 099 806 8071

About: “Revolutionary Road” is about an unhappy couple in the Connecticut suburbs whose marriage implodes. Frank and April have always seen themselves as special, different, ready and willing to live their lives based on higher ideals. So, as soon as they move into their new house on Revolutionary Road, they proudly declare their independence from the suburban inertia that surrounds them and determine never to be trapped by the social confines of their era. Yet for all their charm, beauty and irreverence, the Wheelers find themselves becoming exactly what they didn’t expect: a good man with a meaningless job whose nerve has gone missing; a less-than-happy homemaker starving for fulfillment and passion; an American family with lost dreams, like any other. Driven to change their fates, April hatches an audacious plan to start all over again, to leave the comforts of Connecticut behind for the great unknown of Paris. But when the plan is put in motion, each spouse is pushed to extremes – one to escape whatever the cost, the other to save all that they have, no matter the compromises.

July 28th, from 6:30 AM to 9:30 PM, Free, Mariscal Lamar y Luis Pauta, Cuenca.

Andres: underalias@gmail.com 099 806 8071

Free concert at the reopened Mansión Alcázar – Wed., July 28

Can you stand this much fun? Join pianist, Robert Brinkmoeller and vocalist, Kent Mills for an evening of fun where we will be performing in the elegant lobby of Mansión Alcázar on Simon Bolivar.

The performance is free and starts at 7 PM. We will be featuring many of your favorite songs. Come hear familiar songs that you know, love, and love to sing along to while making new friends with some songs from this century. Food and drinks are available (and encouraged). To help the Mansión prepare for food, drinks, and staff, please reserve to the email kentmills@protonmail.com

If you have attended similar concerts at the Mansión, then you know that you will have a wonderful time. If you haven’t attended a concert there, then this is going to be a wonderful surprise.

Wednesday, July 28, 2021 from 7 until 9 PM, Free, Calle Simon Boliver 12-55 y Tarqui, Cuenca., Cuenca., Cuenca.

Kent Mills: 07 282 3918 or 099 825 4612

The Angels, Heaven on Earth; art exhibit closes this Monday, Aug 2nd

Bronzes, drawings of Angel nudes, and photos of celestials closes this Monday, August 2 at the Old Cathedral.

Please try to come and appreciate the cosmic beings in classical renderings, sculptures, line drawings. Call the artists if you want a private tour.

Cathedral Vieja, Parque Calderon

Contact: Peter: 098 091 6648
mail@vanishingkingdoms.com

Forming Cuenca Gourmet Food and Wine Club

Greetings fellow food and wine enthusiasts:

First an Introduction: We previously started and ran the Gourmet Food and Wine Club in Costa Rica. The concept was streamlined from a Chicago Gourmet Society with lots of rules to the following basic premises:

1) Once a year, you agree with a partner of your choice to host The Monthly Gourmet Food and Wine Club. This may be hosted at your home or a restaurant of your choosing. Events are held the last Saturday of the month starting at 6 PM.
2) Members select and create a culinary theme with wines for their assigned month. Creativity in keeping with the theme is encouraged! (Caribbean, Black and White, Evening in Paris, New York Stork Club, Latin Fusion, etc. Let your culinary imagination run wild).
3) Members are encouraged to embrace the theme each month with spirit and attire.
4) While you fully host with your partner a Gourmet Club, one month a year, you enjoy 10 other fabulous evenings of food, wine and conversation. (Once a year a social is hosted, with individual member bringing their unique culinary creations and favorite wine). There is a maximum of 11 partners.
5) Note: In this era of COVID, so that everyone may enjoy mask free dining, proof of vaccination will be required for membership.
6) This is an ideal club for those who enjoy elegant gourmet food and wine and lively conversation as we emerge from the pandemic.
7) The first meeting to plan the calendar year will be the last Saturday night in August, 28th at 6 PM. We will advise of the restaurant location. This kick-off membership event will be organized for separate checks. Let’s get to know each other.

For more information and/or to confirm your attendance at the kick-off, contact Rosemary or Barry Rein. reinrosemary@gmail.com/ 1bbrbarry@gmail.com
Phone: 096 920 9764/Rosemary or 099 233 2453/Barry

Last Saturday of the Month at 6 PM, Varied, Cuenca, Ecuador, Cuenca.

Live Jazz this week at the Jazz Society Cafe

Friday, July 30th. The “Inner Space Trio” at the Jazz Society Café.
“A new direction in Jazz” 5 — 8 PM Don’t miss it.

“The presentation was absolutely out of this world! Never in our life have we seen such a passionate and powerful show. This band was on fire. Thank you for sharing your incredible talents with us!”
—Wolf & Ellen Wilbert

“The best food and jazz I’ve experienced in Ecuador!” —F. Pignon

“The NYC Jazz Quintet” Saturday, July, 31st
Authentic NYC style jazz that will thrill you!
“A slice of Greenwich Village in Ecuador”

July 30 to 31st, Friday 5 to 8 PM and Saturday 4 to 6 PM, free, Los Cedros y Los Claveles (one block north from Ordonez Lasso), Cuenca.

Debby Degamo: reservations@jazzsocietycafe.com 096 322 3377

OBG Dance this Wednesday

Our next dance is this Wednesday, July 28, 2021
Happy Hour is from 5 – 7 PM with great food all evening
Drink specials and music from 7 – 10 PM

Ed

Location: Eduardo Crespo Malo y Grand Columbia
Venue: Seating re-designed to accommodate our dancers
Parking: Free parking information: Behind Common Grounds on Jose Asutillo
Bus service: Bus service to Common Grounds location: #13, #14, #19, #3 & #50
Donation: $5 per person. Exact change is helpful.
Bar service: Full-service bar at reasonable prices.
Dancing: All styles are welcome to the music provided.
Music: A variety of music styles including Oldies Rock ‘n’ Roll supplied by George, played through our own proper sound system.
Smoking: Smoking of any kind (including electronic) is permitted outdoors only.
Club: This is a private party of people who just want to have fun dancing, without complications.
No dues. Please do not be shy. Just get up and dance as the mood strikes you. Most of the songs invite different dance styles, so don’t worry, just do your own thing, whether alone, as a couple, or in a group, it doesn’t matter. Feel free to invite your friends and come with the intention of having fun, and you will!!

Suggestions:
Please email us at obgdance@gmail.com and tell us if you are coming and the number of people joining you. This way we can keep everyone abreast of all development and we can set up the venue for the expected attendance.
Come early, enjoy great food and happy hour.
Bring along the phone number of your favorite taxi service. Wear your dancing shoes, be prepared to boogie and have a great evening.

We look forward to seeing you on the dance floor

We’re all here to have fun!

Happy Hour is from 5 – 7 PM with Great Food All Evening Drink Specials and Music from 7 – 10 PM, $5, Eduardo Crespo Malo y Grand Columbia, Cuenca.

George: gfedyna77@gmail.com

Marimba dance workshop

Within the framework of International Afro Women’s Day we invite you to a beautiful workshop that will take us from the body and the marimba movement to explore ourselves in creativity and diversity.

Led by the teacher: Maria de Lourdes Valencia Lerma, Former director-teacher of the Ecuadorian folk dance group in Paris “Piel de Tambor”. France. (2016) and current President of the Afro-Cultural Group “Verdes Palmeras” of Esmeraldas.

The teacher speaks Spanish, English and French

Reports and registrations: + 593 99 284 3724

Requirement: Marimba dance dress (you can rent it at the places of typical costumes and costume)

Dates: Thursday, 29th, Friday, 30th from 4 to 6 PM. Saturday, July 31 from 10 AM to noon, $45.

Place: CIDAP Auditorium Paseo 3 de Noviembre in front of the Tomembamba river, next to the stairs. Cuenca.

Mama Yama: 099 521 0283

Free concert at the reopened Mansión Alcázar – Wed., July 28

Can you stand this much fun? Join pianist, Robert Brinkmoeller and vocalist, Kent Mills for an evening of fun where we will be performing in the elegant lobby of Mansión Alcázar on Simon Bolivar.

The performance is free and starts at 7 PM. We will be featuring many of your favorite songs. Come hear familiar songs that you know, love, and love to sing along to while making new friends with some songs from this century. Food and drinks are available (and encouraged). To help the Mansión prepare for food, drinks, and staff, please reserve to the email kentmills@protonmail.com

If you have attended similar concerts at the Mansión, then you know that you will have a wonderful time. If you haven’t attended a concert there, then this is going to be a wonderful surprise.

Wednesday, July 28, 2021 from 7 until 9 PM, Free, Calle Simon Boliver 12-55 y Tarqui, Cuenca., Cuenca.

Kent Mills: kentmills@protonmail.com 07 282 3918 or 099 825 4612

A Colombian film masterpiece

La Guarida is happy to present on the big-screen:

Los Colores De La Montaña (The Colors of the Mountain)
a film by Carlos Cesar Arbelaez
presented in Spanish with English subtitles

Tuesday, July 27th at 6:30 PM
Doors open at 5:30 PM
Reservations with dinner required
Limited capacity
Tel. 099 806 8071

About: Manuel, 9, has an old ball with which he plays football every day in the countryside. He dreams of becoming a great goalkeeper. His wishes seem set to come true when Ernest, his father, gives him a new ball. But in playing he sends the ball flying into a minefield. Despite the danger, Manuel refuses to abandon his treasure… He convinces Julián and Poca Luz, his two friends, to rescue it with him. Amid the adventures and kids’ games, the signs of armed conflict start to appear in the lives of the inhabitants of La Pradera. An incredible view into the internal arms conflict that has plagued Colombia for so many years – this time from a very innocent and different perspective.

Don’t miss this awe inspiring Latin American film. Come have dinner and enjoy the best art-house in all of Cuenca.

July 27th, from 6:30 to 9 PM, Free, Mariscal Lamar and Luis Pauta, Cuenca.

Andres: underalias@gmail.com 099 806 8071

First Tuesday of the month walk up to Turi

It’s almost time for the First Tuesday walk to Turi. Tuesday, August 3rd, we will meet at the old – center bridge at Tres Puentes at 9 AM. Please reserve if you plan to come so we know to wait for you.

August 3rd, Free, Tres Puentes, Cuenca.

Paul Kaperick: paulkaperick@gmail.com

Weekend Feria at the Jazz Society Cafe

This Saturday, July 31st from 10 to 2 PM come and check out our weekend feria with your favorite goat cheese, sourdough breads, pickles, apple cider vinegar, sugar free and gluten free treats.

July 31st 10 AM to 2 PM, Free, Los Cedros y Los Claveles 203, Cuenca.

Deborah Degamo: reservations@jazzsocietycafe.com 096 322 3377

The Free & Fun Language Exchange on Zoom – all levels welcome

Please join an enthusiastic group of native Spanish and English speakers as we converse in each other’s language in an encouraging and supportive environment. After years of meeting in person, we are now continuing with Zoom.

All levels of ability are welcome, so don’t be shy–even if you don’t speak a word of the language you want to learn, you will be helped by those that do.

To facilitate conversation, we often have fun with tongue twisters, riddles, slang, crossword puzzles, etc. Or, we just simply converse on various subjects. Anything to practice speaking.

The Zoom meeting starts promptly at 6 PM every Monday, and we end at 7 PM.

No need to confirm your attendance; just show up and enjoy (and learn!).

ZOOM meeting link: https://utpl.zoom.us/my/effective
No password or meeting ID required.

See you there.

July 26th, from 6 to 7 PM, Free, 100 Zoom y 101 Zoom, Cuenca.

Bruce Peterson: 099 109 4835

Last week of July in La Guarida

An exciting week indeed in our beautiful, colonial house. We are excited for this last week of July and can’t wait to share the news with you. We are closing the month with two incredible films, an incredible high energy concert highlighting Colombia music and a Quarantine Cabaret benefit show.

Do not forget that we serve breakfast from Monday to Friday from 9 AM to 1 PM. During those times, you may come and see our new gallery called El Tiestero where we exhibit more than 60 works of art by the invaluable Maestro Eduardo Segovia. Don’t miss this experience.

Tuesday 6:30 PM – The Colors of the Mountain

Manuel, 9, has an old ball with which he plays football every day in the countryside. He dreams of becoming a great goalkeeper. His wishes seem set to come true when Ernest, his father, gives him a new ball. But an unexpected accident sends the ball flying into a minefield. Despite the danger, Manuel refuses to abandon his treasure. He convinces Julián and Poca Luz, his two friends, to rescue it with him. Amid the adventures and kids’ games, the signs of armed conflict start to appear in the lives of the inhabitants of La Pradera. A masterpiece from our neighbors from Colombia.

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Evening Prayer online

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

All are welcome at St. Christopher’s regardless of their faith tradition.

We gather online via Facebook and St. Christopher’s YouTube Channel, where you will discover new Evening Prayer services posted each Sunday. Our lectors, music and homilies are global. We invite you to participate.

Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/StChristopherCuenca/

YouTube:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOh2a0oDL3RwEEmrxHCcPVw/videos?view=57&flow=grid

Vision statement
St. Christopher Episcopal Mission

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Luis Ulluari live performance

Our dear Luis Ulluari s going to delight us next week with his songs.
Luis has been recognized as one of the best performers of trova by the community.

Our venue is Brocheta.
We hope you can join us and have a great night.

July 30, 8 to 11 PM, Free Admission, San Martin 1-07, Cuenca.

Gabriela Villavicencio: 099 388 4217

Invitation to meditate from home with Shambhala, Sunday

Nothing goes away until it’s taught us what we need to know.~ Pema Chödrön

Dear Cuenca Community,

Shambhala Cuenca would like to invite you to meditate together from your home this Sunday at 10:30 AM. There are many forms and methods of meditation – the form you choose doesn’t matter, however it’s a very good thing to remember our shared humanity as we sit quietly and become mindful for a period of time.

Online meditation sessions are available at https://virtual-cushion.shambhalaonline.org
and
https://shambhalaonline.org/sunday-gatherings/

To practice online regularly with a group, you can also visit https://boston.shambhala.org/getting-started/

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Volleyball – International 6 on 6: Sunday, new time – 3 PM

When: We are changing the time we play. Several people asked for this change so we are going to do it. We will play Sunday, July 25, starting at 3 to 6 PM (weather permitting).

What: All experienced intermediate or advanced 6 on 6 regulation volleyball players are invited to join us for fun, friendship, and exercise. We have players who represent countries from around the world.

Where: We will set up this Sunday at Parque Lineal Yanuncay just west of Av. Fray Vecente Solano on the North side of Av Primero de Mayo.

How: We ask all who attend to wear a mask to protect themselves and others.

Why: We have a good competitive group. Come join us!
You can also join us on our Facebook page (Cuenca “Bump-Set-Spike” volleyball)
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1959316564147789

Sunday, July 25, 2021 – Starting at 3 to 6 PM, Free, Parque Lineal Yanuncay just west of Av. Fray Vecente Solano on the North side of Av Primero de Mayo, Cuenca.

Garry: gl.e.volleyball@gmail.com

Horseback ride, this Sunday, with San Joaquin Riding

Let’s go on another great horseback ride tomorrow, Sunday 25th.

It’s always a new and exciting experience to ride horseback in the Andes and “San Joaquin Riding” invites you to join in on one of Christian’s great treks around the countryside of San Joaquin.

Although some of our rides do require experienced only riders, this Sunday, Christian will take all levels of riding skills on a leisurely stroll through the evergreens.

There are a few minor changes to our usual schedule this weekend.

Make your way to our meeting point at the JEP Banco, San Joaquin by 9am.
This is where we will meet you and walk across the ride where the horses will be saddled and waiting.

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A special tribute to Selena

Last year Carnales Mexican Grill commemorated the 25 years since Selena’s tragic death by organizing a tribute show honoring her musical legacy and highlighting the many social contributions that she made to her community. Due to the high demand for more shows, we added a few extra dates, each one selling out. We are once again proud to announce the 4th Selena Tribute Concert schedule for Saturday, August 28th. Tickets are $15, and includes a special menu made just for this intimate event, plus ice cold margaritas or beer.

Carnales Mexican Grill offers the very best in Sonoran style cuisine, with your choice of grilled or braised meats, all served on hand made flour tortillas made fresh every day.

August 28th, from 3 to 4:30 PM, $15, Avenida Gonzalez Suarez 858, Cuenca.

Richard: 098 434 8665

More than 60 works of art in one place

This Saturday, we celebrate

Eduardo Segovia’s
83rd Birthday
with a new art exhibit titled:

Dreams in a Pandemic

Sculptures and paintings
by Master Ceramicist
Eduardo Segovia
in El Tiesto Gallery
located in La Guarida.

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International Christian Community

We invite you to join our celebration of the good news of Christ at 11 AM this Sunday. The theme for the day is “Being Guided by The Spirit”. Come and feel the presence of God and the joy of sharing the prayers, scriptures, music and message. We are here for you.

July 25, from 11 AM to 12:30 PM, free, Nicanor Aguilar and Solano, Cuenca.

Phil Kennemer: kennemerphi1@gmail.com

Come along on a bus trip to Vilcabamba July 30 – August 1st

Paco’s Blues will be playing in Vilcabamba on Saturday, July 31st. We are getting a large comfortable tourism bus for the trip. We will have extra seats available so if you have an interest in spending a weekend in Vilcabamba and want to come along please let us know by sending us an email at PacosBluesBand@gmail.com.

We will be departing from Parque San Sebastian (next to Cafe San Sebas) on Friday, July 30th, at 10 AM and returning to Cuenca from the central park in Vilcabamba on Sunday, August 1st, at 2 PM (returning to Parque San Sebastian in Cuenca).

Seating will be limited so let us know early.

The cost will be $30 per person (round trip). This is for the bus trip only and you will need to make your hotel reservations separately.

It’s going to be a great time.

Friday, July 30th, to Sunday, August 31st, $30, Parque San Sebastian, Cuenca.

Pacos Blues

OBG dance

Our next dance is Wednesday, July 28, 2021
Happy Hour is from 5 – 7 PM with great food all evening.
Drink specials and music from 7 – 10 PM

Location: Eduardo Crespo Malo y Grand Columbia
Venue: Seating re-designed to accommodate our dancers
Parking: Free parking information: Behind Common Grounds on Jose Asutillo
Bus service: Bus service to Common Grounds location: #13, #14, #19, #3 & #50
Donation: $5 per person. Exact change is helpful.
Bar service: Full-service bar at reasonable prices.
Dancing: All styles are welcome to the music provided.
Music: A variety of music styles including Oldies Rock ‘n’ Roll supplied by George, played through our own proper sound system.

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“The NYC Jazz Quintet” Saturday, July, 24th

Authentic NYC style jazz that will thrill you.
The Jazz Society Café 4—7 PM
“A slice of Greenwich Village in Ecuador”
Reservations: jazzsocietyofecuador@gmail.com Phone: 09 393 4271

“In the years I’ve lived in Cuenca I’ve found that The Jazz Society Café ’s contribution to the community is irreplaceable. It’s one of Cuenca’s outstanding cultural gems and simply unique among the city’s music venues.

It’s a small miracle that a jazz venue of this caliber could exist here.” —Margaret Winter

Free language exchange

A fun and relaxing environment to use your Spanish and English. Come and join us at Selina’s terrace (Calle Larga 7-93) every Saturday for a chance to practice with native English and Spanish speakers and meet new friends. This Exchange is basically a casual conversation where we switch languages every 30 minutes. This event is free, however, due to the pandemic, don’t forget to follow these directions:

– If the receptionist asks what you want, tell him/her that you’re a member of #YEES and there’s a language exchange at the terrace that you’re attending.
– Even though Selina’s terrace is an open space and they have all the biosecurity measures, the pandemic isn’t over yet so don’t forget to keep social distance.
– The conversation will be spontaneous as usual. The only rule is switching languages every 30 minutes. You decide which language goes first.

July 24th, from 2 to 4 PM, Free event, Calle Larga 7-93, Cuenca.

Jorge Isaac Pena: jorge.isaac.pf@gmail.com

Art exhibit and workshops at idiomART

We are so excited for our upcoming show, The Atlas of a Face, A Week with Robin Moulyn.

The show is July 26 – 31 and the opening in July 26 from 10 AM – 5 PM.

Robin wants to make the best of her time here in Cuenca so she has some wonderful things in store.

Have you ever wanted to create something beautiful but just can’t seem to find the right materials? Sign up for Robin’s class, Homemade Art Supplies, and learn how to make bad paper better, how to upgrade low grade materials and more. The workshop will include a field trip to help you know what’s worth buying and what should just stay on the shelf. This workshop is Wednesday and Thursday (July 28 & 29) from 9 AM – noon. It costs $60 and includes all materials and a hard copy of Robin’s book, “Homemade Art Supplies, a Survival Guide for Artists”.

She is also offering a class called The Principles of a Face where she will break it all down in easy steps. This class is Friday (July 30) from 1 – 3 PM and costs $20.

Each class has limited capacity so sign up today.

See you next week.

July 26 – July 31, costs vary, Presidente Cordova, between Miguel Angel Estrella y Manuel Vega (diagonal from Coral Centro downtown), Cuenca.

Sarah HB: idiomartcuenca@gmail.com

Eduardo Segovia’s 83rd birthday

This Saturday, we celebrate

Eduardo Segovia’s
83rd Birthday
with a new art exhibit titled:

Dreams in a Pandemic

Sculptures and paintings
by Master Ceramicist
Eduardo Segovia
in El Tiesto Gallery
located in La Guarida.

Saturday, July 24th from 3 to 9 PM
Free entrance

About:
Eduardo Segovia is one of the most beloved artists in Cuenca. This Saturday, the great ceramicist will turn 83-years old. To celebrate another year in his illustrious career, La Guarida has prepared a brand-new art exhibit with all of his latest works. During this health crisis Segovia never stopped working, in fact, his work speaks volumes about his dedication, passion and endless imagination. Fifty new works will be exhibited.

Don’t miss this wonderful exhibit and stop by to meet Maestro. We are honored to be able to create this special afternoon/evening with friends and family. The incredible Mariangel Mundarray will be joined by the pianist Natalie Rojas in a music celebration as well.

Join us. We’ll have a cash bar and snacks available.

July 24th, from 3 to 9 PM, Free, Mariscal Lamar y Luis Pauta, Cuenca.

Andres: underalias@gmail.com 099 806 8071

I know what you’re thinking

You’re thinking about coming to Common Grounds on July 22 before 6:30 to get a good seat for the show and great food.

Debut…Direct from the United States. Wes, The Mentalist. Donations for Hogar de Esperanza.

Sleight of mind, not sleight of hand. Skeptics welcome. Enjoy an hour or so of mystery and fun.

ESP, Mind-reading, predictions, and more.

Thought projection to all audience members to open the show. 5 people’s minds revealed. Skeptic renounces beliefs. Who done It? 4 people…the murderer is revealed. Funny papers…local newspapers contain secrets. Hypnotized audience member. Loving couple’s secrets revealed (if they don’t mind).

July 22, 6:30 show…early seating available, free, Common Grounds, Cuenca.

Wes Elliott: thementalistwes@gmail.com

Mini Ferias and a Gran Feria of Entrepreneurs

Every Friday morning, there is a Mini Feria at the Sunrise Café. There you will find bread, cheese, baked goods and more. From 10 AM until 1 PM (Kelbert often arrives at 9:30 AM)

The vendors will be at least the following:

*Artesana Family Bakery (Kelbert’s artisanal bread)
*Hacienda Chan Chan (Julie – awesome cheeses.)
*Adicciones Saludables (Hernán Patino-Healthy food.)
*Sweet and Light (Ximena – sugar free, high protein pastries)
And more.

Also, on the first Saturday of every month, there is a Gran Feria of Entrepreneurs from 10 AM until 3 PM at the CosasPrep store on Simón Bolivar.

The Next Gran Feria at CosasPrep will be on Saturday August 7. Stay tuned for the (large) list of vendors.

Mini Feria: Friday July 23. Gran Feria of Entrepreneurs: Saturday, August 7, Free, Sunrise Cafe: Calle Larga 9-40 y Benigno Malo. Gran Feria at CosasPrep: Simon Bolivar 13-49 y Estevez de Toral, Cuenca., Cuenca.

Kent Mills: info@cosasprep.com

Emergency! The Compassion Concert on July 22 is canceled.

The event, due to emergencies, has been postponed till August. We regret the postponing of the concert for the street people, but it will be presented in 3 or 4 weeks.

For info call Peter: 098 091 6648

If you purchased tickets at Surdido, please return your ticket for a refund. Or save it till the next event.

Thank you.

Dreams in a pandemic. An art exhibit

La Guarida is proud to celebrate:

Eduardo Segovia’s
83rd Birthday
with a brand new art exhibit titled

Dreams in a pandemic
sculptures and paintings
by Master Ceramicist
Eduardo Segovia
El Tiesto Gallery

Saturday, July 24th from 3 to 9 PM
Free entrance

About:
Eduardo Segovia is one of the most beloved artists in Cuenca. This Saturday, the great ceramicist will turn 83-years old and to celebrate another year in his illustrious career, La Guarida has prepared a brand new art exhibit with all of his latest works. During this health crisis Segovia never stopped working, in fact, his work speaks volumes about his dedication, passion and endless imagination.

Don’t miss this incredible exhibit and stop by to meet Maestro. We are honored to be able to create this special afternoon/evening with friends and family. The incredible Mariangel Mundarray will be joined by the pianist Natalie Rojas in a music celebration as well.

Join us.

June 24th, from 3 to 9 PM, Free, Mariscal Lamar and Luis Pauta, Cuenca.

Andres: underalias@gmail.com 099 806 8071

Emergency! The Compassion Concert on July 22 is canceled…

Due to emergencies, the event has been postponed till August. We regret the postponing of the concert for the street people, but it will be presented in 3 or 4 weeks.

For info call Peter: 09 891 6648

If you purchased tickets at Surdido, please return your ticket for a refund. Or save it till the next event.

Thank you.

Friday, July 23rd: “The Inner Space Trio” —A New Direction in Jazz

The Jazz Society Café (Los Cedros y Los Claveles) 5—8 PM

Reservations: jazzsocietyofecuador@gmail.com

Reviews:

“Cuenca is blessed to have such an artist in Jim Gala. I’ve played with some of the greats on both sides of the Atlantic, yet I have never heard such a transformative, unique jazz pianist as Jim Gala. Simply put, he’s a true musical genius. Jim expresses fully the beauty, humanity and poignancy of the classic songs he chooses to play. He goes to a depth few musicians ever go.” —Bill Scott, Broadway arranger, composer

“Jim Gala is one of my musical idols. He is a real soul man. No one plays like him. His musical philosophy, sensibility, and taste are impeccable. He changed my life with his music. I actually quote him often and wrote about him in my book.” —John R. Cain, Author, Jazz Historian and pianist

“Elements of Ravel & Debussy in this incredible jazz trio” —Francois Pignon

“A master of beauty.” —Francis Pullara (renowned classical pianist)

“The very best of the world jazz scene!” —Aryam Hernandez

What’s on your mind

I get the mental impression that you’re thinking of coming to Tutto Matto Pizzeria on July 21st. No reservations! Come early for:

Debut…Direct from the United States, Wes, The Mentalist.

Donations for Hogar de Esperanza.

Sleight of mind, not sleight of hand. Skeptics welcome. Enjoy an hour or so of mystery and fun.
ESP, Mind-reading, predictions, and more.
Thought projection to all audience members to open the show. 5 people’s minds revealed. Skeptic renounces beliefs. Who done it? 4 people…the murderer is revealed. Funny papers…local newspapers contain secrets. Hypnotized audience member. Loving couple’s secrets revealed (if they don’t mind).

Tutto Matto Pizzeria, free, Solano y Moreno Mora, Cuenca.

Wes Elliott: thementalistwes@gmail.com

Gatos Negros at Chill and Chela Pub

Be part of a night of live music of classics in English from the 50s – 60s- 70s – 80s, delicious gastronomy and drinks so you can have an incredible time with your partner or friends.

Cover includes:

-Shot of Cristal +
-Choose: Wine / Tanqueray de Sevilla / High Ball of Jhonny Rojo / Craft beer 500 ml

Enjoy our promos all night long.

Limited capacity
We will be waiting for you

Saturday- July 24th at 9 PM, $10, Calle Larga 8-69 y Benigno Malo, Cuenca.

Pablo Castillo: 099 551 9095

Deb Davis – benefit concert

Deb Davis has been kind enough to agree to a second show as a benefit for “The Murals of Our Barrio Project,” ”Los Murales de Mi Barrio.” That’s right, Cuenca’s own balladeer has added Thur., July 22nd, to help fulfill our goal of beautifying our barrios with murals to cover old tags/graffiti. We have a few reservations left for each night. Don’t be left out.

This project, with the blessing of la Ciudad de Cuenca, is a positive approach to covering non-historic properties with murals by well-known street artists. Don’t miss out on this wonderful opportunity for a great concert supporting our local artists and this joint venture of Barrio Convencion de 45 and Barrio Tandacatu.

As always, La Guarida will offer a wonderful menu for all of our patrons to enjoy. Remember we use organic produce and buy local.

We thank all the local businesses, neighbors and supporters of this effort. Come join us for this intimate and wonderful event.

Tranvia Stop: Sector La Cuadra!
For reservations call.

June 21st, from 6 to 9 PM, $20, Mariscal Lamar and Luis Pauta, Cuenca.

Andres: underalias@gmail.com 099 806 8071

Life music at La Yunta

This coming Friday, July 23 at 7:30

Juan Manuel Ochoa, Canta a la Vida

Fantastic concert of Trova and love

$5 cover

Reservaciones

Friday, July 23, $5, Ave 1 de Mayo, entre ave Américas y fray Gaspar de Carvajal, Cuenca.

Sole Riquetti: Layuntatiendaycocina@gmail.com 098 945 6551

OBG Dance, July 28th

Our next dance is Wednesday, July 28, 2020
Happy Hour is from 5 – 7 PM with great food all evening.
Drink specials and music from 7 – 10 PM

Location: Eduardo Crespo Malo y Grand Columbia
Venue: Seating re-designed to accommodate our dancers
Parking: Free parking information: Behind Common Grounds on Jose Asutillo
Bus service: Bus service to Common Grounds location: #13, #14, #19, #3 & #50
Donation: $5 per person. Exact change is helpful.
Bar service: Full-service bar at reasonable prices.
Dancing: All styles are welcome to the music provided.
Music: A variety of music styles including Oldies Rock ‘n’ Roll supplied by George, played through our own proper sound system.
Smoking: Smoking of any kind (including electronic) is permitted outdoors only.
Club: This is a private party of people who just want to have fun dancing, without complications.
No dues. Please do not be shy. Just get up and dance as the mood strikes you. Most of he songs invite different dance styles, so don’t worry, just do your own thing, whether alone, as a couple, or in a group, it doesn’t matter. Feel free to invite your friends and come with the intention of having fun, and you will.

Suggestions:
Please email us at obgdance@gmail.com and tell us if you are coming and the number of people joining you. This way we can keep everyone abreast of all development and we can set up the venue for the expected attendance.

Come early, enjoy great food and happy hour.
Bring along the phone number of your favorite taxi service. Wear your dancing shoes, be prepared to boogie and have a great evening.

We look forward to seeing you on the dance floor

We’re all here to have fun!

Happy Hour is from 5 – 7 PM with great food all evening drink specials & music from 7 – 10 PM, $5, Eduardo Crespo Malo y Grand Columbia, Cuenca.

George: gfedyna77@gmail.com

La Guarida presents: Deb Davis Benefit, Artists Gotta Eat Too

Deb Davis has been kind enough to agree to a second show as a Benefit for “The Murals of Our Barrio Project,” ”Los Murales de Mi Barrio.” That’s right, Cuenca’s own balladeer has added Thur., July 22nd, to help fulfill our goal of beautifying our barrios with murals to cover old tags/graffiti.

This project, with the blessing of la Ciudad de Cuenca, is a positive approach to covering non historic properties with murals by well-known street artists. Don’t miss out on this wonderful opportunity for a great concert supporting our local artists and this joint venture of Barrio Convencion de 45 and Barrio Tandacatu.

Tranvia Stop: Sector La Cuadra!
For reservations call: 099 806 8071

Thursday, July 22nd, Doors open at 6 PM, $20, Luis Puata Y Mariscal Lamar, Cuenca.

Paul Marquis

An incredible week in La Guarida

What an incredible week here in La Guarida. Remember we open for breakfast from Monday to Friday from 9 AM to 1 PM. Come by and try the best omelet in town.

Tuesday, 6:30 PM – Neruda.

An inspector hunts down Nobel Prize-winning Chilean poet, Pablo Neruda, who becomes a fugitive in his home country in the late 1940s for joining the Communist Party. Who doesn’t want to know more about this Latin American poet, an icon and a Nobel winner? A film by the incredible Pablo Larraín (Jackie).

Wednesday 6:30 PM – The Birdcage.

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Special night with Mr. Robert Brinkmoeller

We are back! Sociedad Gourmet Hospitality group is glad to announce that Mansion Alcazar Boutique Hotel is going to be open on next Wednesday, July 21st.

This important boutique hotel reopens its doors to provide the best tourist services. We offer new and innovative proposals that will diversify the offer and contribute significantly to the tourist reactivation of Cuenca and the entire Ecuador.

On the first day, we invite you to enjoy of a special night with Mr. Robert Brinkmoeller, who will be playing the piano from 7 PM in our new restaurant, Cocotte, which brings a classical French Cuisine.

We’ll be waiting for you.

July 21st, 2021. From 7 PM, Simón Bolívar 12-55 y Tarqui. Cuenca, Ecuador., Cuenca.

Mansion Alcazar: 593 99 825 4612

An extravaganza of music, theatre, film to help feed the street people

Compassion Concert

Please join us for an extraordinary concert in the Old Cathedral to raise funds for food for the people in the streets: the homeless, refugee families, pensioners, unemployed workers, handicapped, struggling musicians and artists.

Thursday, July 22, 7 PM.
Old Cathedral, Luis Cordero y Sucre

Featuring renowned UFOlogist Jaime Rodriguez
Artists: Peter Dudar, Cindy Benson, Theatre Barojo, Luis Ullari,
Walter Hook, David Zoernig, Gaby Reinoso, Fer Navarro

Donations: $5, $10, $20

El Surdido Music Store or at the door

MacTet plays Sucre Sale tonight, (Best jazz in Cuenca)

The best jazz band in Cuenca (or at least the coolest) plays Sucre Sale on Tuesday. We just sold out at Bistro Yaku on Friday, so reservations are encouraged.

If you haven’t heard MacTet play, then you’re missing out some of the best jazz fusion, funk and Latin music in Cuenca.

See you tomorrow at Sucre Sale in Parque Calderon.

Tuesday, July 20, from 8 PM, $4, Luis Cordero 8-74, Cuenca.

Andrew: 096 361 9018

Wes the Mentalist

Debut…Direct from the United States. Wes, The Mentalist. Donations for Hogar de Esperanza.

Sleight of Mind, not Sleight of Hand. Skeptics Welcome. Enjoy an hour or so of mystery and fun.

ESP, mind-reading, predictions, and more.
Thought projection to all audience members to open the show. 5 people’s minds revealed. Skeptic renounces beliefs. Who done it? 4 people…the murderer is revealed. Funny papers…local newspapers contain secrets. Hypnotized audience member. Loving couple’s secrets revealed (if they don’t mind).

July 22, 6:30 PM, free, Common Grounds, Cuenca.

Wes Elliott: rpsbob@icloud.com

Wes the Mentalist

Debut: Direct from the United States. Wes, The Mentalist. Donations for Hogar de Esperanza.

Sleight of mind, not sleight of hand. Skeptics Welcome. Enjoy an hour or so of mystery and fun.

ESP, Mind-reading, predictions, and more. Thought projection to all audience members to open the show. 5 people’s minds revealed. Skeptic renounces beliefs. Who done it? 4 people…the murderer is revealed. Funny papers…local newspapers contain secrets. Hypnotized audience member. Loving couple’s secrets revealed (if they don’t mind).

July 21, 6:30 PM, free, Turtto Matto Pizza, Cuenca.

Wes the Mentalist: rpsbob@icloud.com

Travel with Paco’s Blues to Vilcabamba, July 30 – August 1st

Paco’s Blues will be playing in Vilcabamba on Saturday, July 31st. We are getting a large comfortable tourism bus for the trip. We will have extra seats available, so if you have an interest in spending a weekend in Vilcabamba and want to come along please let us know by sending us an email to PacosBluesBand@gmail.com.

We will be departing from Parque San Sebastian (next to Cafe San Sebas) on Friday July 30th at 10:00am and returning to Cuenca from the central park in Vilcabamba on Sunday August 1st at 2 PM (returning to Parque San Sebastian in Cuenca).

The cost will be $30 per person (round trip). This is for the bus trip only and you will need to make your hotel reservations separately.

It’s going to be a great time.

Friday, July 30th, to Sunday, August 31st, $30. Departing from Parque San Sebastian at 10 AM, Cuenca.

Pacos Blues

The Free and Fun Language Exchange on Zoom – all levels welcome

Please join an enthusiastic group of native Spanish and English speakers as we converse in each other’s language in an encouraging and supportive environment. After years of meeting in person, we are now continuing with Zoom.

All levels of ability are welcome, so don’t be shy–even if you don’t speak a word of the language you want to learn, you will be helped by those that do.

To facilitate conversation. we often have fun with tongue twisters, riddles, slang, crossword puzzles, etc. Or, we just simply converse on various subjects. Anything to practice speaking.

The Zoom meeting starts promptly at 6 PM every Monday, and we end at 7 PM.

No need to confirm your attendance; just show up and enjoy (and learn!).

ZOOM meeting link: https://utpl.zoom.us/my/effective
No password or meeting ID required.

See you there!

July 19th, from 6 to 7 PM, Free, 100 Zoom y 101 Zoom, Cuenca.

Bruce Peterson: 099 109 4835

International Christian Community welcomes you

Join us this Sunday at 11 AM during our In-Person worship experience at ICC. We have socially distanced seating, a section for those who wish to wear a face covering and another section for those who do not. This Sunday, Pastor Kennemer continues his three-part sermon series on “How Christ Leads Us” with a message on being led by Scripture. It is time to come together and focus on what is really important.

July 18, from 11 AM to 12:30 PM, free, Nicanor Aguilar and Solano, Cuenca.

Phillip Dwayne Kennemer: kennemer.phi1@gmail.com

Tonight see Jerry Joe Holland in concert

Great Blues Music from multiple regions and eras including Muddy Waters, John Lee Hooker, Sonny Boy Williamson, Freddie King, Willie Dixon, B.B. King, Savoy Brown, John Mayall, Otis Redding, Ann Peebles, and more. Come escape in the Blues; at Common Grounds Sports Bar & Grill, in a comfortable setting with tasty food/great drinks. July 17th at 7:30 PM.

Common Grounds is located at Calle Eduardo Crespo Malo y Gran Colombia, Cuenca. (07) 284 9162 / 098 107 9406
$5 cover added to bill. 7:30 PM Showtime.

July 17th at 7:30 PM,$5, Calle Eduardo Crespo Malo y Gran Colombia, Cuenca.

Cristian: 098 107 9406

Meditation from home Sunday with Shambhala

When you learn to open your heart, labels drop, judging stops, and basically you stop trying to change others and let them be. ~Pema Chödrön

Dear Cuenca Community,

Shambhala Cuenca would like to invite you to meditate together from your home this Sunday at 10:30 AM. There are many forms and methods of meditation – the form you choose doesn’t matter, however it’s a very good thing to remember our shared humanity as we sit quietly and become mindful for a period of time.

Online meditation sessions are available at https://virtual-cushion.shambhalaonline.org
and https://shambhalaonline.org/sunday-gatherings/

To practice online regularly with a group, you can also visit https://boston.shambhala.org/getting-started/

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Volleyball – International 6 on 6: Sunday, new time-3 PM

When: We are changing the time we play. Several people asked for this change so we are going to do it. We will play Sunday, July 18, from 3 to 6 PM (weather permitting).
What: All experienced intermediate or advanced 6 on 6 regulation volleyball players are invited to join us for fun, friendship, and exercise. We have players who represent countries from around the world.
Where: We will set up this Sunday at Parque Lineal Yanuncay just west of Av. Fray Vicente Solano on the North side of Av Primero de Mayo.
How: We ask all who attend to wear a mask to protect themselves and others.
Why: We have a good competitive group. Come join us.
You can also join us on our Facebook page (Cuenca “Bump-Set-Spike” volleyball)
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1959316564147789

Sunday, July 18, from 3 to 6 PM, Free, Parque Lineal Yanuncay just west of Av. Fray Vicente Solano on the North side of Av Primero de Mayo, Cuenca.

Garry: gl.e.volleyball@gmail.com

English-language Evening Prayer

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

All are welcome at St. Christopher’s regardless of their faith tradition.

We gather online via Facebook and St. Christopher’s YouTube Channel, where you will discover new Evening Prayer services posted each Sunday. Our lectors, music and homilies are global. We invite you to participate.

Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/StChristopherCuenca/

YouTube:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOh2a0oDL3RwEEmrxHCcPVw/videos?view=57&flow=grid

Vision statement
St. Christopher Episcopal Mission

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Cooking with friends, Mike Lella’s edition

This Sunday, La Guarida invites you to a special breakfast.

In order to create a community we must cook together; cooking is our way of expressing our love. Andres (from La Guarida) invited his neighbor Mike Lella (from CuencaSalmon) to cook breakfast with him. Andres will be making omelets and French toast while Mike will be making frittatas. Mike learned to make this incredible Italian dish from his grandparents in Grumo Italy. Get ready for his parsley and parmesan frittata, his smoked salmon frittata and as a side dish, fried asparagus (a well-kept family secret). Lastly, available will be cake infused with ginger from Cuenca Salmon’s Ginger Beer.

Join us this Sunday from 9 AM to noon. Our prices will range from $4.50 to $9.25. Did we mention that smoked salmon amongst other incredible CuencaSalmon products will be raffled?

No reservations required.

July 18th, from 9 AM to noon, Free, Mariscal Lamar and Luis Pauta, Cuenca.

Andres: underalias@gmail.com 099 806 8071

Honey wine, artesanal chocolate, and peanut butter Tasting

Saturday, July 17th, in the new Flor Caffe in Ortorongo Plaza in Cuenca from 10 till 2, come for a tasting of organic honey-based fruit wines as well as aromatic organic chocolates in 70% and 85% available to try and buy. Peanut butter made with sea salt as well as almond butter available to purchase $6 and $13 in glass jars. Chocolate items include chocolate covered almonds as well as peanut butter cups and peanut and almond bark. Avocado oil and avocado honey $18/liter and $10/liter respectively. Honey wines in dry and semi-sweet with exotic fruits from Ecuador with alc content of 14-20% to try and buy $10/750ml buy 4 get 5 deals. Come before we head back home to mindo!

July 17 from 10 AM to 2 PM, Prices from $1 to $18, Otorongo Plaza 3 de Noviembre, Cuenca.

Robbie: Mieldelcielo@gmail.com 098 249 1246

Matthew Hart & Paco Lightfoot Acoustic at La Yunta, tonight

Matthew Hart and Paco Lightfoot will be doing an acoustic show tonight (Friday July 16th) at La Yunta Restaurante.

La Yunta is a one of Cuenca’s best acoustic music venues so come on out and enjoy an evening of Acoustic Blues and Americana music from two of Cuenca’s favorite musicians.

Be sure to make reservations. Seating is limited and this show will likely fill up.

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Night for men

The best night of the year, in an event for men only, where you will enjoy the highlights of acoustic rock, with the participation of Julian Salazar and Paco Vélez, who will perform the best of their repertoire.

An outstanding aerial dance show, drink tastings and a few more surprises.
Come with your friends! We will wait for you.

Value of cover $10.

July 22nd, from 8 PM, $10, Autopista Cueca – Azoguez Km 2, Cuenca.

Esteban Orellana: info@bmj-productions.com +593 95 962 4370

Free Language Exchange by YEES

A fun and relaxing environment to use your Spanish and English. Come and join us at Selina’s terrace (Calle Larga 7-93) every Saturday for a chance to practice with native English and Spanish speakers and meet new friends. This Exchange is basically a casual conversation where we switch languages every 30 minutes. This event is free, however, due to the pandemic, don’t forget to follow these directions:

– If the receptionist asks what you want, tell him/her that you’re a member of #YEES and there’s a language exchange at the terrace that you’re attending.
– Even though Selina’s terrace is an open space and they have all the biosecurity measures, the pandemic isn’t over yet so don’t forget to keep social distance.
– The conversation will be spontaneous as usual. The only rule is switching languages every 30 minutes. You decide which language goes first.

July 17th, from 2 to 4 PM, Free event, Calle Larga 7-93, Cuenca.

Jorge Isaac Pena: jorge.isaac.pf@gmail.com

“The Jazz Society NY Jazz Quintet” Saturday, July, 17th (4—7 PM)

“The presentation was absolutely out of this world. Never in our life have we seen such a passionate and powerful show.
This band was on fire! Thank you for sharing your incredible talents with us” —Wolf & Ellen Wilbert

“The best food and jazz I’ve experienced in Ecuador!” —F. Pignon
“The very best of the world jazz scene!” —Aryam Hernandez

Reservations: jazzsocietyofecuador@gmail.com

A special tribute to Selena

Last year we commemorated the 25 years since Selena’s tragic death by organizing a tribute show honoring her musical legacy and highlighting the many social contributions that she made to her community. Due to the high demand for more shows, we added a few extra dates, each one selling out. We are once again proud to announce the 4th Selena Tribute Concert schedule for Saturday, August 28th. Tickets are $15, and includes a special menu made just for this intimate event, plus ice cold margaritas or beer.

August 28th, from 3 to 4:30 PM, $15, Avenida Gonzalez Suarez 858, Cuenca.

Richard: 098 434 8665

A divine evening of music, theatre, film to help feed the street people

Compassion Concert

Please join us for an extraordinary concert in the Old Cathedral to raise funds for food for the people in the streets: the homeless, refugee families, pensioners, unemployed workers, handicapped, struggling musicians and artists.

Thursday, July 22, 7 PM,
Old Cathedral, Luis Cordero y Sucre

Featuring renowned UFOlogist Jaime Rodriguez
Artists: Peter Dudar, Cindy Benson, Theatre Barojo, Luis Ullari,
Walter Hook, David Zoernig, Gaby Reinoso, Fer Navarro

Donations: $20, $10, $5. Tickets at El Surdido Musica or at the door.
Contact: 098 091 6648

Happy-Hour Friday, last chance to check out our art exhibit

Every Friday in July, La Guarida highlights traditional dishes and cocktails from different Latin American nations. This week we are celebrating Bolivia and their Pique Macho and Chuflay.

Pique Macho is a combo to die for. Beef tenderloin and peppers, smoked chicken sausage, French fries and of course some heat. A perfect and delicious treat to follow with a refreshing ‘chuflay.’ Ginger beer mixed with a dash of spirits to make a sparkling, delicious and balanced cocktail. Chuflays will be 2×1 all afternoon.

Come enjoy a wonderful afternoon with delicious treats in one of most inviting places in Cuenca. Don’t miss our art exhibit. Friday will be the last day to see it. Two great reasons to join us. And did we mention that pique macho is only $5.75.

Take the Tranvia and get off La Cuadra Station. You can’t miss us. No reservations required.

July 16th, from 2 to 6 PM, $5.75, Mariscal Lamar y Luis Pauta, Cuenca.

Andres: underalias@gmail.com 099 806 8071

MacTet brings Jazz, Latin Music to Bistro Yaku this Friday

Cuenca’s best jazz group will play Bistro Yaku this Friday. Come enjoy an intimate evening of jazz and Latin music, and probably a surprise guest or two. You never know who’s going to sit in with MacTet.

For reservations, contact Pepe Apolo at 098 748 6890.

Friday, July 16 at 8 PM, $5, Luis Cordero 5-66, Cuenca.

Mac: traveler1375@gmail.com

Debut: Wes the Mentalist

Direct from the United States. Wes, The Mentalist. Donations for Hogar e Esperanza
Sleight of mind, not sleight of hand. Skeptics welcome. Enjoy an hour or so of mystery and fun. ESP, Mind-reading, predictions, and more.

Thought projection to all audience members to open the show. 5 people’s minds revealed. Skeptic renounces beliefs. Who done it? 4 people…the murderer is revealed. Funny papers…local newspapers contain secrets. Hypnotized audience member. Loving couple’s secrets revealed (if they don’t mind).

July 21 Tutto Matto Pizza; July 22 Common Grounds. 6:30 PM, free, Common Grounds, Cuenca.

Robert Wesley Elliott: thementalistwes@gmail.com

San Joaquin Horseback Riding welcomes you this weekend

We have some great rides coming up this weekend and you’re invited to come along on our horseback riding treks. San Joaquin Riding welcomes riders of all levels and this weekend we are going to make a few changes to our usual program.

On Saturdays, for the newbies and all those just wanting a nice quiet amble and maybe a few quicker steps, make your way to our meeting point at the JEP Bank, San Joaquin.
We will meet you there at 9.30 AM and walk across the road to the field where our horses are saddled and waiting.

On Sundays, for the more experienced and riders wanting a quicker pace, we will take a new trail through the areas of Banos and San Joaquin.

Just let us know your level of riding and if you prefer a Saturday or a Sunday ride, we can be flexible on those days.

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Jerry Joe Holland in concert this Saturday

Jerry is continually upgrading his Blues/R&B Show. Great Blues Music from multiple regions and eras including Muddy Waters, John Lee Hooker, Sonny Boy Williamson, Freddie King, Willie Dixon, B.B. King, Savoy Brown, John Mayall, Otis Redding, Ann Peebles, & more. Come escape in the Blues; at Common Grounds Sports Bar & Grill, in a comfortable setting with tasty food/great drinks. July 17th at 7:30 PM

Common Grounds is located at Calle Eduardo Crespo Malo y Gran Colombia, Cuenca. (07) 284 9162 / 098 107 9406
$5 cover added to bill. 7:30 PM Showtime.

July 17th at 7:30 PM, $5, Calle Eduardo Crespo Malo y Gran Colombia, Cuenca.

Cristian: 098 107 9406

Bolivian music, Andes sounds and rhythms

La Guarida is honored to present a very special concert with:

Music of Bolivia
with performances by the incredible
Alex Loayza
and special guest
Kike Pacherres

Thursday, July 15th at 7:15 PM
Doors open at 6 PM
Admission: $8.66
Reservations with dinner necessary
Tel. 099 806 8071
Limited capacity

Don’t miss this incredible music performance. Alex and Kike will take us through the Andes, its sounds, its instruments, its tunes, its pain and its glory. An intimate musical performance that pays tribute to Bolivia. to the Andes. A one-of-a-kind concert. Don’t miss out.

We are located in Mariscal Lamar and Luis Pauta.

July 15th, from 7:15 PM to 9:30 PM, $8, Mariscal Lamar y Luis Pauta, Cuenca.

Andres: underalias@gmail.com 099 806 8071

Online session at Ana Luisa Spanish Class, July 19th

Classes run from July 19th to August 27th. Join us for a six-week program based on the Oral Approach Method to develop conversation skills using an innovative story-based method that puts fun back into learning. Each class has practical features that will help you grow leaps and bounds in your understanding of Ecuadorian culture and the Spanish language through our teaching of cultural context, current events and everyday situations.

All levels–Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced classes will be online. Each class includes 16 hours of instruction over a 6-week period and meets twice a week for 1h20 hours.
Tuiton: $100

During this session we will have two optional activities.
Saturday, August 7th visit to Museo Gastronómico de Cuenca.
Duration: 4 hours
Student Trip: Sayausí Community projects. Saturday, August 28th. Half day.

To determine your level, please take the exam by clicking on the link.
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1qAzOnm5AToix7KtC75Y3Me0IHKMniREY2ootOvxtzmY/edit?usp=drive_web.

July 19th, $100, Bernardo de Legarda y Miguel de Santiago., Cuenca.

Ana Luisa Alvarracin: analuisaspanishclass@gmail.com 099 835 8680

Garage sale date has changed to August 4th.

Mujeres Con Exito Furndraiser Garage Sale coming soon.

Aug 24, from 9 AM to 3 PM, Free, Baltazara de Calderon 2-26 y Miguel Velez, Cuenca, Cuenca.

Debby Larsen: mcereservations2019@gmail.com

Wes the Mentalist

Debu…direct from the United States. Wes, The Mentalist. Donations for Hogar de Esperanza.
Sleight of Mind, not Sleight of Hand. Skeptics Welcome. Enjoy an hour or so of mystery and fun.
ESP, Mind-reading, predictions, and more.
Thought projection to all audience members to open the show. 5 people’s minds revealed. Skeptic renounces beliefs. Who done it? 4 people…the murderer is revealed. Funny Papers…local newspapers contain secrets. Hypnotized audience member. Loving couple’s secrets revealed (if they don’t mind).

July 22, 6:30pm PM, free, Common Grounds, Cuenca.

Robert Elliott: thementalistwes@gmail.com

La Guarida Presents: Drag Cabaret

One of Cuenca’s finest. He is a writer, director, actor and the foremost creator of “Quarantine Cabaret” Hernan and fellow actor Ale take drag to a new art form. Mark your calendars; better still. call 099 806 8071 to make your reservations.
Doors open at 6 PM. Thank you Drag Cabaret for providing the entertainment for this benefit event.

Proceeds will be donated to ” Los Murales de Mi Barrio”, “The Murals, Of My Barrio. This project with the blessing of the Ciudad de Cuenca is to help create a mural district on non-historic walls and buildings in Barrio Tandacatu and Barrio Convencion de 45. Not only does the project cover tags it also provides in come to street artists and performers who have suffered greatly during the pandemic.

Show is selling out. Reserve now: 099 806 8071
We are located 75m east of the Sector la Cuadra Tranvia stop.

July 30, 2021, 6 PM, $20, Mariscal Lamar y Luis Pauta, Cuenca.

Paul Marquis: 099 291 6457

Saturday, July 17th at the Jazz Society Café

“The Jazz Society All-Star Quintet” (4—7 PM)
You don’t want to miss it.

Reservations: jazzsocietyofecuador@gmail.com

“The presentation was absolutely out of this world! Never in our life have we seen such a passionate and powerful show. This band was on fire. Thank you for sharing your incredible talents with us!”
—Wolf & Ellen Wilbert

“The best food and jazz I’ve experienced in Ecuador!”
—F. Pignon

“The very best of the world jazz scene!”
—Aryam Hernandez

La Guarida’s small milestone

We have reached our 300th film screening. We cannot be happier to project incredible films week after week. This is our fourth year in this endeavor and we love doing it. To celebrate we are projecting our first film choice. La Guarida is honored to present on the big-screen:

Todo sobre mi madre
(All About My Mother)
a film by Pedro Almodóvar
presented in Spanish with English Subtitles
with the incredible performances by Marisa Paredes and Penélope Cruz

Wednesday, July 14th at 6:30 PM
Doors open at 5:30 PM
Reservations with dinner required
Tel. 099 806 8071
Limited Capacity

About: Pedro Almodóvar directed this story of a woman and her circle of friends who find themselves suffering a variety of emotional crises. Displaying Almodóvar’s trademark visual style and a unusually strong sense of character-driven drama, Todo Sobre Mi Madre/All About My Mother received a highly anticipated theatrical run in Spain before winning the Best Director award at the 1999 Cannes Film Festival; in 2000, Almodóvar would receive the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.

Don’t miss this incredible film.

July 14th, from 6:30 to 9 PM, Free, Mariscal Lamar y Luis Pauta, Cuenca.

Andres: underalias@gmail.com 099 806 8071

Music of Bolivia

La Guarida is honored to present a very special concert with:

Music of Bolivia
with performances by the incredible
Alex Loayza
with special guest
Kike Pacherres

Thursday, July 15th at 7:15 PM
Doors open at 6 PM
Admission: $8.
Reservations with dinner necessary
Tel. 099 806 8071
Limited capacity

Don’t miss this incredible music performance. Alex and Kike will take us through the Andes, its sounds, its instruments, its tunes, its pain and its glory. An intimate musical performance that pays tribute to Bolivia. A one-of-a-kind concert. Don’t miss out.

We are located in Mariscal Lamar and Luis Pauta.

July 15th, from 7:15 PM to 9:30 PM, $8, Mariscal Lamar y Luis Pauta, Cuenca.

Andres: underalias@gmail.com 099 806 8071

Matthew Hart & Paco Lightfoot at La Yunta this Friday at 6 PM

Matthew Hart and Paco Lightfoot will be doing an acoustic show on Friday July 16th at La Yunta Restaurante.

La Yunta is a one of Cuenca’s best acoustic music venues so come on out and enjoy an evening of Acoustic Blues and Americana music from two of Cuenca’s favorite musicians.

Be sure to make reservations. Seating is limited and this show will likely fill up.

Due to the configuration of La Yunta please consider inviting guest and making reservations for tables of 3 or more.

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La Guarida presents: Deb Davis, 2nd show

Deb Davis has been kind enough to agree to a second show as a Benefit for “The Murals of Our Barrio Project” ,”Los Murales de Mi Barrio”. That’s right Cuenca’s own balladeer has added Thur. July 22nd to help fulfill our goal of beautifying our barrios with murals to cover old tags/graffiti.

This project with the blessing of la Ciudad de Cuenca is a positive approach to covering non historic properties with murals by well-known street artists.

Don’t miss out on this wonderful opportunity for a great concert supporting our local artists and this joint venture of Barrio Convencion de 45 and Barrio Tandacatu.
This project is supported by The Sharks Pool Club, Cuenca Salmon, De Shan Tang, and Farmacia El Arupo as well committed neighbors.

We are located 75m east on Lamar. Tranvia Stop, Sector La Cuadra.
Reservations please call: 099 806 8071

Thursday July 22, 2021 6 PM, $20, Mariscal Lamar y Luis Pauta, Cuenca.

Paul Marquis: 099 291 6457

A great time at Kolo for Patan Animal Rescue fundraiser

This Thursday the 15th, come enjoy some great music with Peter Dudar and Cindy Benson with David Zoernig, a wonderful meal (2 choices or vegetarian) and our silent auction.

Some amazing offers for the auction are Spa services with facials & massages, an UV-ultraviolet germicidal lamp, Wi-Fi boosters and routers, vet services choice of grooming or teeth cleaning, a fabulous full-size custom locally made quilt, lots of art on display from local artists including paintings and Ecuadorian ceramics, dental service teeth cleaning and for your next private party, Jerry Joe Holland musical entertainment for 2-3 hours.

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The Blood of the Condor

La Guarida Cuenca presents on the big-screen:

Yawar Mallku
(The Blood of the Condor)
a Bolivian film by Jorge Sanjinés
presented in Quechua with English subtitles.

Tuesday, July 13th at 6:30 PM
Doors open at 5:30 PM
Reservations with dinner necessary
Tel. 099 806 8071
Limited Capacity

About: This Bolivian film was banned both in Bolivia and the United States. It tells a quasi-historical narrative of a Peace Corps medical clinic that was sterilizing, without their knowledge or consent, Quechua indigenous women who had come in for treatment. While the film is a dramatization, it is based on actual events which occurred in Bolivia in 1968 when the government imposed, with the help of the United States, a population control program. Jorge Sanjinés, through interviews and fictional footage, straightforwardly tells the indigenous’ story while creating a sophisticated commentary on the place of indigenous culture in Bolivia. In 1970, Peace Corps were forced out of Bolivia due to rising anti-U.S. sentiment fueled by the film’s release. Blood of the Condor was a vanguard of the Latin American cinema revolution and remains a central masterpiece in the history of anti-imperialist thought.

We are located in Mariscal Lamar and Luis Pauta.

July 13th, from 6:30 to 9 PM, Free, Mariscal Lamar y Luis Pauta, Cuenca.

Andres: underalias@gmail.com 099 806 8071

Andrea’s Cantos at the Jazz Society Cafe!

This is your last chance to hear Andrea for a while before she moves to Quito.
Let’s all give her a nice send-off party.
Join us this Wednesday, 6 – 9 PM.

Don’t miss this.
No cover fee (tips are very much appreciated).
Happy hour starts 5 PM on special cocktails.

Join our mailing list and your first wine of glass is on us.
https://mailchi.mp/e662af453f55/aglassofwine

Wednesday, July 14th 5 to 9 PM, Free, Los Cedros y Los Claveles 203, Cuenca.

Jazz Society Cafe: reservations@jazzsocietycafe.com 096 322 3377

Volleyball – International 6 on 6: Sunday, Noon

All experienced intermediate or advanced 6 on 6 regulation volleyball players are invited to join us for fun, friendship, and exercise. We have players who represent countries from around the world. We will play Sunday, July 11, starting at Noon to 2 PM (weather permitting).

We will set up this Sunday at Parque Lineal Yanuncay just west of Av. Fray Vecente Solano on the North side of Av Primero de Mayo.

We ask all who attend to wear a mask to protect themselves and others.

We have a good competitive group. Come join us! You can also join us on our Facebook page (Cuenca “Bump-Set-Spike” volleyball)
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1959316564147789

Sunday, July 11, starting at Noon to 2 PM, Free, Parque Lineal Yanuncay just west of Av. Fray Vecente Solano on the North side of Av Primero de Mayo, Cuenca.

Garry: gl.e.volleyball@gmail.com
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