WED., Sept. 27th through SAT., Sept. 30th

Su Terry, Jim Gala, Sarita, Christian Torres, Pedro Ortiz,

Reinaldo arce & surprise guest artists!

Plus: Latin American music by RENATO ALBORNOZ between sets of jazz!

Enjoy an evening filled with the beauty and passion of great jazz and Latin American music.


(Upstairs (2nd Floor) of La Viña Italian Restaurant)

5-101 Luis Cordero y Juan Jaramillo


Wednesday through Saturday

Food & drink service begins at 6:30PM

Music starts at 7:30PM till 10:00PM

Limited Seating. PLEASE RSVP!

Name: Jazz Society of Ecuador

Invaluable advantages of learning Spanish at Insticuenca, are fluency, speed and pronunciation, all at the same time. Basic and real dialogues will open the doors to improve your standard of living, speaking Spanish in Cuenca.
We offer a special package for private classes. 1½ hour classes, twice a week, for 3 Weeks. That´s 9 hours total, for only $60 ($6.61/hour).
Address: Liribamba 1-36 y 24 de Mayo (close to beautiful Paraiso Park).
Teo or Sandra Perez:
099 581 3182 or 409 6416 or WhatsApp 593 097 997 5477

Name: Teo Perez
Phone: 0995813182 / 4096416 whatsApp 5930979975477

Learning Spanish (even enough to get around) is difficult (especially when you are my age!), Believe me when I say I have tried, and tried, and tried. Misael has made such a difference that in just two weeks I actually Speak and Understand more than from all the other tries combined. The secret? To me, it is that he first concentrates on HOW you pronounce each letter, working with you to teach your mouth to move with your brain. Amazing (although you will have sore jaw muscles jajaja) at first. He is trained in linguistics and truly understands languages and what they are and how to impart that to the student. He relates lessons to you — your situation and needs. Just want casual Spanish for taxi’s and shopping? No problem. In-depth to read novels? No problem. A young, energetic and personable young man to boot. Happy to take you on field trips. The best? He comes to your home on your schedule. Fees? So reasonable – $5.00 per hour per person (couple is $8.00), Feel free to drop me an email if you would like more information. Truly Misael is amazing. Happy to be his reference as are a number of my amigos.
Misael Chipana
098 708 3624
WhatsAp +58426 2337476

Name: Sandra Kraft
Phone: 0979070470


Sep 25, 2017 |

Hi All,
Another supply of 1 ounce bottles of CBD Oil has arrived. The strength and is as follows:
5,000mg=525 (only 3 bottles)
2,500mg=280 (back order taking reservations)
Please reserve for delivery to Cuenca at:
I will notify you of my travel dates to Cuenca and where you may receive the product. Hoping to be there this Friday September 29th……

Name: Chrystyna
Phone: 3057909811

Students of the English Language and Literature majors have created this club to help students improve their pronunciation and vocabulary skills and also to help expats to learn and improve their Spanish.

This is a way to integrate expats and students that have the same target; Learning a new language.

This club will meet every two weeks in the auditorium (second floor) of the Philosophy Faculty on 12 de Abril.

Our first meeting will be held this Friday, 29th at 4 PM.

Contact us for more information.

Friday, September 29th, from 4 PM to 6 PM, free, 12 de Abril, Cuenca.

Call after Call after: 1 PM.

Name: Pamela Urgiles
Phone: 099 869 5026

Join us for dinner at Don Colon’s this Saturday evening! Open menu, so you can eat whatever you’ve got a hankering for! LYN will be here, singing your favorites from 6:30 – 9pm! RESERVATIONS REQUIRED CALL 099 827 0703
** Don Colon’s, Benigno Malo y Sucre. **

Name: Marie
Phone: 0998270703

French Cooking class at the Alliance Française
Saturday, September 30th – 9AM-1PM
$10 for AF members – $15 public
Tadeo Torres 1-92 Y Av. Solano – Phone: (593) 07 282 5298
Please call Tania for reservation – Pre-paid only – No walk-in
Menu/class executed by French Chef Marc Dullin (now retired in Cuenca)
Menu includes (Recipes provided):
• Cold avocado soup – Buttery croutons – Straw onion
• Coconut shrimp – Spicy papaya salsa
• Creamy garlic/parsley -mushroom polenta
• Paul Bocuse’s thin apple pie
Price includes a generous serving/tasting of the menu + bring your own kitchen’s knives for a free sharpening.
For reservation or more information please call or write us at: (Tania) and visit us on Facebook

Name: Marc Dullin
Phone: 098 745 6825

On Thursday, September 28th from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., we will host 6 FREE workshops, taught by 3 writers and 3 visual artists. These instructors will teach sessions of varying lengths. During this day-long event you can go from artist to artist, spending time with each, completing up to 5 of the 6 activities or merely dropping in for an hour or two—as your schedule allows. We will have activities for both visual artists and writers.

Participants will have the chance to sign-up for their preferred workshops starting at 10 a.m. Spots are limited and will be available on a first-come-first-serve basis. If you do not get a spot, you will be able to watch and learn but not complete the activity. You will be welcome to drop in any time during the day, walk through, see what’s happening, have a pastry, and enjoy a cup of coffee.

Instructors: Amelia Earl, Franny Hogg Lochow, Kimberley Wood, Magdalena Herreshoff, MagyPeña and Jeanne McCafferty

idiomART is located at 5-92 Manuel Vega y Juan Jaramillo, in el Centro, Cuenca Ecuador. The studio is on the second level of a corner building. The door is on far end of the building on Manuel Vega.

For additional information, email

Name: Sara Coppler
Phone: 8593611466

Relationship therapist in Cuenca

Sep 25, 2017 |

Robert Higgins LMFT, CH has spent 15 years as a licensed relationship therapist in the US working as a supervisor for a family services clinic. For the past four years Robert has been seeing clients in Cuenca as well as North American couples by SKYPE. Most couple challenges arise due to communication issues. Robert specialized in helping couples communicate effectively, problem solve, negotiate win-win situations when conflict occurs and working with intimacy issues, sexual challenges and connection issues.

Miguel A Estrella 3-50 y Alfonso Jervis

Name: Robert Higgins

English speaking driver

Sep 25, 2017 |


I am very pleased and honored to provide transportation to the expat community, such as:
Pick-up and drop off to any airport, at any time, sightseeing, take you to other towns-in the country, do errands, and facilitator.

Transportation can be done by: cab, SUV, van, and up to 40 passengers.
We are ready to work with you 24 / 7.


Kind regards,

Name: Nestor Reinoso
Phone: 096 742 1444

Handyman Solutions Services

Sep 25, 2017 |

As a company with years of experience we provide a variety of services, our team of professionals, carpenters, plumbers, Masons, cleaning people can help you to solve all your needs.

Home Additions
Kitchen Remodels
Bathroom Remodels
Custom Living
Outdoor Living
Exterior Finishes

Contact us to learn more about our services and discuss your home remodeling project

9 AM, Cuenca

Name: James

Cancellation of Wednesday Jam

Sep 24, 2017 |

Friends of Casa Maria Amor,
Unfortunately, we are cancelling Wednesday Jam. Although we knew it would be a successsful fundraiser other issues popped up to cause us to reconsider.

Your continued support of Casa Maria Amor/Mujeres con Exito is vital to the foundation to provide the valuable services for the women suffering from domestic violence.

All donations can be dropped off at Mujeres con Exito, Baltazara de Calderon 2-26 y Miguel Velez (two blocks west of San Sebastian Park) or you can email me Susan McBride at and I will assist.

Best wishes

Name: Susan McBride
Phone: 09791905

Hit Attractions Trading will be at Filippo’s on Benigno Malo across from Parque Calderon, Wednesday, September 27th, 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm. In addition to our exquisite wines from Portugal we will have our now famous French Roast Coffee from our family farm in Vilcabamba. We will also have our high mountain, wildflower, organic honey from Vilcabamba. You can also order from us at 10% discount on case wine purchases. Order 5 items for free delivery.

Name: Hugh and Rosalba
Phone: 0995375396

Starting in October, we will live in Cuenca, Ojala!

I need an English speaking tutor to help my son with high school subjects, especially in math and English grammar as well as reading.

He speaks a lot of Spanish already but needs to understand the finer points
of the language such as future and past tense as well as the spelling of the words.

Thank you so much for emailing me and letting me know your rates and how many hours you would be available.
We are on a very limited budget, death benefits, so please keep that in mind when contacting me. Thank you so much! 🙂

Name: Alanna
Phone: 4247778322

There are only a few days left to take advantage of our September special.

From September 21st through September 30th we are having a special offer in recognition of the Jewish High Holy Days.

All 125 gram bagels are now $9.00/baker’s dozen instead of $12.00.
All 150 gram bagels are now $12.00/baker’s dozen instead of $15.00

As well as the usual choices you may select from: Chocolate Chunk or Chocolate Chunk w/ chili, Cinnamon Raisin, Oatmeal Cinnamon Raisin, Cranberry/Orange, Cranberry/Walnut, and Cranberry/Almond, Parmesan/Rosemary/Onion (or garlic), Parmesan/Basil/Garlic (or onion) Parmesan varieties available chili, all these varieties are also available with Tilsit cheese.

Cuenca Bagels Best of Cuenca 2017 winner. Your order baked exclusively for you. Visit us at

Name: Rich
Phone: 096 891 5310

Hello everyone! I have decided to offer the following goodies for next Saturday, September 30:
Flavors of New Orleans soup, with red beans, rice, chicken, and sausage, sold by the liter container for $4.00
Caramel Clouds at $3.00 a piece
Double chocolate cookies with chocolate chunks at $1.00 a piece
Cinnamon oatmeal raisin cookies at $1.00 a piece

Mix and match what you would like. No minimum order.

Orders must be placed by the end of the day on Wednesday, September 27, and will be ready for pick up at 11:00 AM on Saturday. Please email me directly to place your order and for pick-up location.
Thanks so much, and have a great week!

Name: Michelle
Phone: 0968646378

The GRAN ROCA Wednesday Farm Fresh Market will be on September 27th, from 2-3:30 at Filippo on Benigno Malo across from Parque Calderon. Enter through the big archway between Raymipampa and Tutto Freddo.

We offer a large selection of farm fresh products and unique varieties not available anywhere else. Our produce is harvested in the morning for pickup in the afternoon. Can your favorite supermercado do that? (Not even close.)

This Week’s Fresh Market Produce:

Fruits: Our Special Bananas, Strawberries, Real Lemons
Tomatoes: Heirloom Tomatoes (limited), Heirloom Cherry Tomatoes, Bitter-Free Eggplant, Green and Red Peppers, Hot Peppers
Cucurbits: Cucumbers, Special Zucchini (limited)
Brassicas: Broccoli, Cabbage, Cauliflower, Curly and Dinosaur Kale
Beans: Green Beans
Greens: Lettuce (heirloom romaine), Real Spinach, Bok Choy
Fresh Herbs: including Real Peppermint, Cilantro, Green Onions, Garlic Chives, Basil

We continue to expand our offerings and volumes. Please email us if you are looking for a quantity of an item or if you would like something not listed above. For example, we have a large variety of herbs we bring only upon request.

Name: Rob Gray

Wednesday Jam – Mujeres con Exito

When: Wednesday, September 27th
Where: Mujeres con Exito, Baltazara de Calderon 2-26 y Miguel Velez
Time: 5:30 – 9:00
Donation: $10
Enjoy the music of the LIMELITERS (BIll Keyes, Keyboard; Dave Troop, Saxophone; Bob Noren, Clarinet; and, Jeff Jones, Drums) with Special Guest CINDY BENSON and a buffet of chicken wings with hot sauce or blue cheese dressing; artichoke dip with pita chips; guacamole with chips; and, foccacio with various toppings. Wine, Beer and Soda for purchase.
Reservations please:

Name: Susan McBride
Phone: 0979731905

A 6 week on-line class: “What is real? The Basic Goodness of Reality” taught in English with Spanish subtitles by Acharya John Rockwell. In this recorded course, participants explore the ordinary magic of reality and learn about the progressive stages of discovering non-dual perception of the elements, and thus, the nature of mind. Students will be taking sense perceptions and the elements as their teachers. The course is experientially oriented to see, hear, touch, taste and smell reality afresh. We awaken to the innate capacity we all possess to explore and directly experience the essence of reality, the essence of basic goodness. Acharya Rockwell is one of Shambhala’s best teachers!!! starts Sunday, October 1st, 12:15 pm at the WindHorse Cafe (Calle Larga 6-16 y Hermano Miguel). Classes continue every Sunday for 6 weeks. Cost is $25. Free to those who have taken it before. Generosity policy applies. No one turned away for lack of funds. Prerequisite: previous shambhala meditation instruction. If you need instruction, make an appointment with Craig Adams, meditation instructor, Craig’s #s :
(07)284 9334 (business) (07)418 7291(house)

Name: Craig Adams
Phone: (07) 418-7291

If it’s Saturday, Double D’s Delights is at El Salon with samples to taste and a limited supply to buy. This Saturday and Sunday, we’re delighted to partner with End the Cycle of Poverty. 10% of our sales will be donated to help them improve the lives of Cuencan@s enrolled in an intensive literacy program.
This week’s sampling menu includes
~English Muffins
~Iced Cinnamon Rolls
~Bagels (plain, jalapeno cheese, chocolate chip, sesame)
~Dulce de Leche Brownies (with nuts)
~Fudge Brownies (without nuts)
Come by to see what we’ve baked up this week!

Name: Double D's Delights Cuenca
Phone: 096.802.2524