Events

Conference for Asset Report to SRI (Taxes)

Conference for Asset Report to SRI (Taxes)

Date: May 25th, 2022
Time: 11am-1pm

From: Lina Ulloa’s Office

Foreigners living in Ecuador are required to declare their assets whether is individually or jointly with their spouse.
The topics to be discussed are:

·        Requirement to file the net worth form, deadlines, assets, and liabilities to be considered.
·        Temporary contribution to be paid on the Estate of natural persons, who as an individual exceeds 1 million or if jointly exceed 2 million.
·        Abroad assets regularization
·        Inheritance taxes, donations, amounts to declare and exemptions.

Speaker: Dr. Paco Moscoso, former SRI attorney. Currently Attorney at Taxes Law

Place: Edificio Acrópolis – Av. José Peralta 1-119 and Av. 12 de Abril, 6th Floor Conference Office. Register your attendance to the following e-mail: uz.servicios@gmail.com or whatsapp number (only for whatsapp messages) 098-420-5336.

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Our Next OBG Dance

Hi all you dancers,
Our next OBG dance is this Wednesday May 25TH and we will be continuing playing your favorite dance tunes in a video format. Also if you come early at 6PM I will be playing some funny and unique videos like Rita Hayworth & Fred Astaire dancing to Led Zeppelin. I really think that you and your friends will enjoy this format.
Donation will be $5.00 and it will be happening at Common Grounds with happy hour from 5-7 music from 7-10 with great food all evening.
Please let us know as soon as you can so that we can reserve a space for you and your party.
gfedyna@yahoo.com

Dancing is a state of mind because if you try it you will want to do more of it!

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Ali Agca premiers his new trio at the Jazz Society Cafe!

Ali Agca premiers his new trio at the Jazz Society Cafe!

Turkish jazz guitarist Ali Agca has a brand new trio with Cuenca’s top bass player Christian Torres and drummer Pedro Ortiz. This Friday 13th they will play romantic jazz standards, spicy Thelonious Monk tunes and even a composition of Ali’s Turkish jazz-blues.
Enjoy a wonderful evening of dinner from 6:00 PM or come for drinks and live music from 7:00 PM.
Reserve your table at jazzsocietycafeofecuador@gmail.com

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Get Real – Meditate Online with Shambhala Sunday

If there’s a solution, why complain? If there’s no solution, why complain? ~Shantideva

Dear Cuenca Community,

Cuenca Shambhala Meditation Group would like to invite you to meditate together from your home this Sunday (and every Sunday). GOOD NEWS: Cuenca Shambhala is now offering the Sunday morning meditation via zoom from 10:30 AM – 12 noon (Ecuador time). If you would like to join us, the program we use for Cuenca Shambhala will be projected on the zoom screen; i.e. the words of the opening chants, the times for sitting & walking meditations & closing chants. Contact the information below to be added to the email list & notification will be sent with the link.

For instructions, you can search “Donna Williams Meditation” and “Pema Chodron Guided Meditation” for instructions on YouTube, or contact us for instructions.

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Djokano, las voces de Amazonia

Between musical gestures, Afro-Amazonian rhythms and sacred chants, the rich heritage (fauna, flora, population) of French Guiana is represented in this artistic work.

Yannick Théolade alias Great Dôkô Sawani Makan is the founder of the Amazonian martial art Djokan and doctor in musicology.

We are waiting for you this Wednesday at the Sucre Municipal Theater at 7:00 PM to live this great experience!

Choreography that mixes traditional Djokan chants and body expressions of the dancer, Yannick Lebrun.

Together with:

Régine Lapassion: singer

Yannick Théolade: percussionist, fighter, warrior dancer, singer.

Endie Théolade: percussionist, choir, fighter, warrior dance.

With the support of the Institut Francès.

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Local Masons Meet for Breakfast

Enjoy breakfast with local Masonic brothers. Cuenca Wayfarers Lodge #69 holds its monthly social breakfast at Kolo’s Restaurant, Luis Cordero 5-65 between Juan Jaramillo and Honorato Vazquez, second floor of the Hotel Vieja Mansion. We gather this Thursday at nine. All Masons, those interested in Masonry or those who simply would like to meet men who have lived here a number of years are most welcome.

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Cambodia Chicken Soup & The 2 Year Old Lemon

Cambodia Chicken Soup & The 2 Year Old Lemon

This Saturday, May 14th, I will be serving my homemade chicken lemon soup. A traditional dish in Cambodia. This soup is a delicate balance of traditional homemade chicken soup but with a twist; lemon. Not just any lemon, in order to get the perfect lemon flavor without bitterness the lemons must go through a process cleaning, sun, sea salt and purified water. Only after being stored for six months are the lemons ready for my soup. One year is better and two years, Wow!

I have enough of my two-year old lemons to make 18-20 bowls of soup. My next batch of one-year old lemons won’t be ready until the middle of June. So, join me in a traditional Cambodian meal. A generous amount of chicken in a broth you will never forget and a mixed drink on the house as we celebrate “Cambodian chicken soup & the two year old lemon”

Go to my website to see the full menu under “whats cooking” https://www.cookingwithrey.com

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Meditate on Zoom with Shambhala Sundays

Meditation allows you to understand something you had never understood before. ~Pema Chödrön

Dear Cuenca Community,

Cuenca Shambhala Meditation Group would like to invite you to meditate together from your home this Sunday (and every Sunday). GOOD NEWS: Cuenca Shambhala is now offering the Sunday morning meditation via zoom from 10:30 AM – 12 noon (Ecuador time). If you would like to join us, the program we use for Cuenca Shambhala will be projected on the zoom screen; i.e. the words of the opening chants, the times for sitting & walking meditations & closing chants. Contact the information below to be added to the email list & notification will be sent with the link.

For instructions, you can search “Donna Williams Meditation” and “Pema Chodron Guided Meditation” for instructions on YouTube, or contact us for instructions.

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Hearts of Gold Garage Sale

Hearts of Gold Garage Sale

The Hearts of Gold Charity Garage Sale is back, come to our offices at Chimborazo L-3 and Esmeraldas to drop off your items that you want to participate in the garage sale.
Remember that the garage sale will be held on May 25th and 26th, we are waiting for you!

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Trio La Comarca for MOTHER’S DAY.

La Guarida celebrate Mother’s Day with:

TRIO LA COMARCA
in an exclusive dinner-concert
on this very special date.

Sunday, May 8th at 7:00PM
Doors open at 5PM
Reservations with dinner are required
Book now by calling 099 806 8071

About
La Guarida celebrate Mother’s Day with Trio La Comarca. We can’t wait to host them for this very special day. As most of you know, Trio la Comarca is one of the most exciting musical groups in Cuenca. They will delight us on this very special evening. Our dinner choices are to die for. Don’t stay home and join us.

Admission: $10.00. (100% of your admission fee goes directly to the musicians).

La Guarida is located at Mariscal La Mar and Luis Pauta. An easy Tranvia ride to La Cuadra station.

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GATOS NEGROS in an exclusive dinner-concert at La Guarida.

La Guarida is honored to host on CINCO de MAYO:

GATOS NEGROS
in an exclusive dinner-concert
for Cinco de Mayo.

Thursday, May 5th at 7:30PM
Doors open at 6PM
Reservations with dinner are required
Book now by calling 099 806 8071

About
Last month, ‘Gatos Negros’ rocked the house making everyone dance and skip to their tune. We can’t wait to host them again on Cinco de Mayo. We are preparing an incredible Mexican themed menu and Omar surely makes the best margaritas and micheladas. Don’t miss ‘Gatos Negros’ this time around.

Admission: $7.00.
(100% of your admission fee goes directly to the musicians).

La Guarida is located at Mariscal La Mar and Luis Pauta. An easy Tranvia ride to La Cuadra station

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THE TRUMAN SHOW. Movies and Dinner at La Guarida.

La Guarida is happy to project the best selection of films in Cuenca. Come check out outstanding films on the big-screen:

THE TRUMAN SHOW
a film by Peter Weir
in English with Spanish subtitles
an Academy Award nominated film.

Wednesday, May 4th at 6:45 PM
Doors open at 5:30 PM
Reservations with dinner are required
Book now by calling 099 806 8071.

About
Seen at the time of its release as a poignant critique of reality television and the entertainment industry, Peter Weir’s 1998 film has developed an entirely different resonance in the age of internet surveillance, targeted advertising and ubiquitous social media. The film’s visual language, gender politics and representation of the panopticon are all worth revisiting twenty years on. For us, Jim Carrey at its finest.

La Guarida Cuenca is located at Mariscal Lamar and Luis Pauta. An easy Tranvia ride to La Cuadra station.

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LUNANA: A Yak in the Classroom. Movies and Dinner at La Guarida.

La Guarida is happy to project the best selection of films in Cuenca. Come check out outstanding films on the big-screen:

LUNANA: A YAK IN THE CLASSROOM
a film by Pawo Choyning Dorji
in Bhutanese with English and Spanish subtitles
an Academy Award nominated film.

Tuesday, May 3rd at 6:45 PM
Doors open at 5:30 PM
Reservations with dinner are required
Book now by calling 099 806 8071.

About
Our first ever Bhutanese film cannot be more heartwarming, beautiful and deep. An outstanding masterpiece that was nominated for Best Foreign film of the year by the Academy Awards. A disillusioned schoolteacher is transferred to the most remote school in the world, cut off from modern life deep in the Himalayan glaciers. In a classroom with no electricity or even a blackboard, he finds himself with only a yak and a song that echoes through the mountains. Simply incredible.

La Guarida Cuenca is located at Mariscal Lamar and Luis Pauta. An easy Tranvia ride to La Cuadra station.

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‘Part of what I want you to do is make you laugh, make you think differently.’ Thelonious Monk

‘Part of what I want you to do is make you laugh, make you think differently.’ Thelonious Monk

The Ali Agca Jazz trio will present a unique tribute performance of the iconic jazz musician, Thelonious Monk on Friday, 29 April at the Jazz Society Café. This will be the first ever such tribute in Cuenca…and in Ecuador Itself.   And possibly the first played on guitar, as ‘Monk’ was a piano player.

INTERNATIONAL JAZZ WEEK AT THE JAZZ SOCIETY CAFÉ

The tribute performance will kick off UNESCO’s ‘International Jazz Week’ at the Jazz Society Café in Cuenca. It is the 10th year Cuenca has been chosen to represent Ecuador in this most prestigious global event. The Jazz Society of Ecuador has been recognized and acknowledged by the Herbie Hancock Institute of Jazz even before 2019 and was known as the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz. So, the fit between the tribute performance and Jazz Society of Ecuador couldn’t be better.

KING OF BEBOP

Known as “the George Washington of bebop,” Thelonious Monk mastered the new harmonic developments in jazz during the 1940s.  During that era, Monk was dubbed “The High Priest of Bop,” and along with Dizzy Gillespie and Charlie Parker he led a generation of musicians through the bebop era.

Monk’s open sound was totally brand-new. It had rhythm that felt similar …

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Meditate with Shambhala from Home Sunday

You are the sky. Everything else is just the weather. ~Pema Chödrön

Dear Cuenca Community

Shambhala Cuenca would like to invite you to meditate together from your home this Sunday at 10.30 am and any other time – a daily practice is great. 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 with Shambhala are available free.

If you would like to use it, the form we use at Shambhala Cuenca is outlined below, and you can search “Donna Williams Meditation” and “Pema Chodron Guided Meditation” for instructions on YouTube, or contact us for instructions.

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Enjoy The Flavors of Southeast Asia

Enjoy The Flavors of Southeast Asia

Delicious Southeast Asian cuisine made fresh every Thursday – Friday – Saturday.
Cambodian fish amok is the national dish of Cambodia, and for very good reason. Deliciously creamy and mild when compared to neighboring Thailand’s curries, this is one of the best traditional Cambodian food recipes!

Come enjoy the wonderful flavors of Southeast Asia with Chef Sreymom.
Experience true authentic Southeast Asian cuisine spiced just the way you like it.
See website for details https://www.cookingwithrey.com

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Concert of the Symphonic Orchestra of Cuenca with the famous conductor : Nicolas Krauze.

If you are passionate about classical music, do not miss the concert of the Cuenca Symphonic Orchestra this next Friday, April 29 at 20:00 at the theater Pumapungo.
The Orchestra will be led by Nicolas Krauze, a famous French conductor. Nicolas Krauze is the first guest conductor of the National Philharmonic of Ukraine in Kiev. He is also the musical director of the New Europe Chamber Orchestra. He graduated from the Gnessin Institute and the Tchaikovsky Conservatory in Moscow with five first prizes.

This free event is a unique opportunity for all classical music lovers.

Inviting also the soloist violinist from Cuenca Santy Abril, this concert will transport you in a unique place where you will be able to live a magic and precious moment, between you, the 48 musicians of the symphony orchestra, our two guests of reputation: Nicolas Krauze and Santy Abril.

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Meet the experts at Mujeres con Exito or on Zoom

Mujeres con Exito is hosting a free luncheon on April 26th from 12:30 – 3:00 pm for a discussion by:

*Dr. Gabriel Tenorio, Geriatric Physician on primary care and pain management
*Poulin J, Nurse and owner of VIP Healthcare on nursing and palliative care, medical care alert system
*Diana Vera, Medical Facilitator, navigating IESS and end of life documentation
*Dra. Consuelo Cote Carrrasco, Attorney and Notary Public, on updated rules for Power of Attorney and banking laws

As space is limited for the luncheon, we will offer the seminar in ZOOM for those unable to attend in person. Lunch is meat or vegetarian lasagna.

Contact Susan McBride (tpvcseminar@gmail.com) for lunch reservations and send your email to receive link for ZOOM connection.

The luncheon/presentation will be held at Mujeres con Exito, Baltazara de Calderon 2-26 y Miguel Velez.

Doors open at 12:30 and presentation begins at 1:00 pm

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OBG Dance

Hi all you dancers,
We are happy to announce a great new feature to our dances by having free dance lessons like for The Electric Slide and The Cupid Shuffle dances which will make your OBG experience even greater. These lessons will be given by Dale & Keli who recently gave dance lessons for a country western night at Common Grounds that was really well received and enjoyed by the dancers. Let us know when you make your reservations if there is a certain dance that you would like to learn?

Our next OBG dance will be Wednesday April 27TH and we will be continuing playing your favorite dance tunes in a video format. Also if you come early I will be playing some funny and unique videos starting at 6PM like Pee Wee Herman dancing to Tequila with his biker friends. I really think that you and your friends will enjoy this format.
Donation will be $5.00 and it will be happening at Common Grounds with happy hour from 5-7 music from 7-10 with great food all evening.
Please let us know as soon as you can so that we can reserve a space for you and …

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