Events

April – Tuesday Cinema at the Alianza Francesa de Cuenca

🎬 Tuesday Cinema 🎬.

For the month of April, the Alliance Française of Cuenca offers free French cinema sessions every Tuesday. At 7pm, come and enjoy our projections in the auditorium of the Alliance Française.

Here is the line-up that is waiting for you:

👉Tuesday, April 5th, 2022: Two of Us (2019 moovie) : Nina and Madeleine, two retired women, are secretly deeply in love for decades. From everybody’s point of view, including Madeleine’s family, they are simply neighbors living on the top floor of their building. They come and go between their two apartments, sharing the tender delights of everyday life together. Until the day their relationship is turned upside down by an unexpected event leading Madeleine’s daughter to slowly unveil the truth about them.

👉Tuesday, April 12th, 2022: A night doctor (2020 Moovie) : Mikael is a night doctor. Between two patients from difficult neighborhoods, he treats those that nobody wants to see: drug addicts, the homeless. His life is in pieces. Especially with a pharmacist cousin who makes him make fake prescriptions for Subutex. In one night, he undertakes to get out of this traffic and rebuild his life. But the price to pay will be extraordinary.

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Gatos Negros Live At La Guarida.

For the first time, La Guarida is happy to host GATOS NEGROS and we can’t wait to have them perform at our beautiful colonial house. Join us.

Thursday, March 31st at 7:30 PM
Doors open at 6 pm
Reservations with dinner are required
Book by calling 099 806 8071

Admission: $7.00. 100% of your admission fee goes directly to Gatos Negros.

Don’t miss this incredible band, come dance and eat great food with us while supporting your local musicians.

We are located at Mariscal Lamar and Luis Pauta. A short Tranvia ride to La Cuadra station.

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Wake Up and Meditate with Shambhala

Meditation consists of waking up completely to our life, just as it is. ~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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The French Artist Benjamin Piat is coming to make you sing

You like the great classics of French music? You dream of listening to an artist with a unique repertoire? Then do not hesitate any more, this concert is made for you!
Organized by the Alianza Francesa of Cuenca, we invite you to a very special appointment with the French artist Benjamin Piat.
Self-taught, author, composer, and interpreter, he has toured the world during his last ElDorado tour, from Medellin to DC, and through many french festivals, benjamin will make you sing. Originally from the city of Angers in France, he is a pioneer of the francofonia and he comes to pay tribute to us for this very special month!

Join us at this event at the casa de la cultura, next tuesday 29 march at 7pm, free entrance.

WELCOME TO THE FRANCOFONIA !

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OBG dance

OBG dance

Hi All,
We will be starting our OBG dances again on Wednesday March 23RD with a great new format by playing your favorite dance tunes in a video format. So when you make reservations let me know what your favorite dance videos might be.
Also if you come early I will be playing some funny and unique videos like Pee Wee Herman dancing to Tequila with his biker friends. I really think that you and your friends will enjoy the new 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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Just Breathe – and Meditate with Shambhala

Just Breathe. Attention to the breath is a sort of bridge that connects the mind to the body. ~Thich Nhat Hahn

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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Month of FrancofonĂ­a: Second concert

Ecuador is bringing together the ambassadors of Canada, Egypt, France, Haiti, Lebanon, Switzerland and the European Union for the FrancofonĂ­a month.

The purpose of this month is to promote the values of FrancofonĂ­a, the French language, cultural diversity and dialogue between cultures.

It promotes exchanges with the Ecuadorian society by valuing culture and education.

In this continuity, we: The French Alliances of Ecuador, are happy to welcome you at our first of the three very special international concerts.
In order to do so, we propose you a second concert. This one is taking place at the Teatro sucre at 7:00pm on the 22 of march 2022. Manu Guerrero‘s music is mixing Andes and Afro-American jazz. Indeed, this famous French pianist will perform one of his latest compositions and also some very personal versions of themes from the jazz, pop or South American music repertoire.

The entrance is free; so do not hesitate to join us to enjoy the month of Francofonia and share a moment of diversity.

Welcome to the Francofonia !

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Turkish Jazz and Blues Guitarist Ali Agca

Turkish Jazz and Blues Guitarist Ali Agca

Ali Agca’s Mellow Jazz and Blues at the Jazz Society Cafe this Friday 18th

Enjoy fresh jazz and blues tunes with a Turkish twist this Friday at the Jazz Society Cafe. Turkish jazz guitarist Ali Agca and his new trio perform romantic jazz standards and passionate blues pieces you can enjoy and even have a conversation! Fabulous meals are available from 6PM and the music starts at 7PM. For an early evening out, you can leave after the first set at 8PM.
Music fee only $5.
Reserve your table by calling 096-322-3377 or email jazzsocietyofecuador@gmail.com

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Month of FrancofonĂ­a: International concert

Ecuador is bringing together the ambassadors of Canada, Egypt, France, Haiti, Lebanon, Switzerland and the European Union for the FrancofonĂ­a month.

The purpose of this month is to promote the values of FrancofonĂ­a, the French language, cultural diversity and dialogue between cultures.

It promotes exchanges with the Ecuadorian society by valuing culture and education.

In this continuity, we: The French Alliances of Ecuador, are happy to welcome you at our first of the three very special international concerts.

The first concert is occurring at the Teatro Pumapungo next Friday; the 18th of March at 8 PM. Come listen and dance into the music of Prince Ello. Elliot Alouidor, known in the artistic world as Prince Ello, is a Haitian singer, composer and arranger. He sings romantic kompas and slow kompas.

Promoting the cultural exchange and valuing the French language. This free concert is a great way to spend a good time and learn more about cultural diversity.

Feel free to join us and stay tuned for the two next concerts to come.

Welcome to the FrancofonĂ­a month!

18th of March at 8 PM, Free, Teatro Pumapungo, Cuenca.

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Ali Agca at the Jazz Society Café

Reserve your table while there is space at the Jazz Society Cafe to hear Turkish jazz guitarist Ali Agca’s trio this Friday 18th of March. Their fresh repertoire includes romantic jazz standards and blues plus Ali’s original compositions with a Turkish twist.
Enjoy delicious food or drinks after dinner.
For reservations, call 093 934 2714 or email jazzsocietyofecuador@gmail.com
Los Cedros y Los Claveles just north of Ordonez Lasso

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Menu at Porto & Gaia This Week

Coming up this week at Porto y Gaia:

Monday:
Strawberry and Candied Pecan Salad. The Classic Wedge Salad. Augusta Masters Pimento Cheese and Egg Salad Sandwiches.

Tuesday:
Corned Beef on Rye Sandwich
Grilled Ham and Cheese Sandwich
Roast Beef Sandwich

Wednesday:
Chicken Pecan Grape Salad and Chicken Pecan Grape Sandwich

Thursday:
Shrimp & Grits, Charleston (Please make a reservation as we currently have bookings)

Friday
BBQ Nachos

Sides available on certain days:
Deviled Eggs
Collard Greens
Cucumber, Tomato and Onion Salad
Carrot Raisin Salad
Corn Bread

24 different Portuguese wines and 4 from Spain.

Award winning coffee.

Porto y Gaia is located at Unidad Nacional 3-86 y Calle Del Batan.

Dine in or delivery.
Whatsapp +5930968263588
“A Taste of The Old South”

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Be Yourself and Meditate with Shambhala Sundays

The essence of meditation consists of being ourselves, whatever happens.~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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Ali Agca Returns to the Jazz Society Cafe Friday 11th

Ali Agca Trio returns to the Jazz Society Cafe this Friday 11 March! Reserve your table while there is still space to hear Turkish jazz guitarist Ali Agca and his new trio at the Jazz Cafe!
Ali’s repertoire includes romantic jazz standards and blues plus Ali’s original compositions with a Turkish twist. And not so loud so you can actually have a conversation!
Enjoy delicious food or just drinks – bring your friends for a fun night out.
Food served from 6:00 and music begins at 7:00.
For an early night out, leave at 7:45 after the first set.
For reservations, call 093-934-2714 or email jazzsocietyofecuador@gmail.com

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Holistic Weekend Retreat Tour

PaintourArt & Inti Kamari brings the Holistic Weekend Retreat Tour
March 26 & 27, 2022
Hosted by Victor Rexach and Wilson Ochoa

Approaching everything as a part of the whole, nature, body, mind, spirit and emotions, the quest for optimal health and wellness. The perfect weekend to get away from stress and worries of actual day to day life. A holistic view of life comes down to healthy choices, for your body and mind, and taking the time to focus on your health. A holistic life is a lifestyle and way of thinking.

Tour Includes:

*Bus round trip transportation from
Plaza Otorongo on Saturday 26, 8:30 a.m.
to Inti Kamari Holistic Retreat in Yunguilla.
This will be 1 hour and a half ride. Returning
to Otorongo Plaza, Sunday 27, at 5:30 p.m.

*All meals, 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches and 1 dinner
*Permaculture and Regenerative
Agriculture Tour
*Yoga and Meditation
*Sound Therapy Session
*Painting Gathering, with Artist Cristian Leon.
All materials included
*Folkloric group presentation with live music

Cost per person:
$195 double accommodation
$215 single room

Cash payment only, on or before
Friday, March …

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Dance and Music for international womenswear day

Tomorrow, Tuesday the 8th in Hommage to International womens day, a unique presentation will take place at the Teatro de la Casa de la Cultura de Cuenca, you can’t miss it!
Susana Reyes, Ecuadorian world renowned dancer and choreographer together with live music by Moti DEREN, Cuban American musician composer will present at 7:30 pm “A la luz de los salmos” (At the light of the psalms)
A return performance after their December 14th premiere!
Susanas amazing Butoh dance will be accompanied by a fine selection of psalm and created music and singing in Hebrew, Aramaic and Spanish!
see you tomorrow!🙏

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Paco’s Blues, Common Grounds 8th Anniversary Party Saturday March 12th

Yep it’s happening, Paco’s Blues is playing the Common Grounds Anniversary Party this Saturday, March 12th.

Common Grounds is celebrating it’s 8th anniversary and will be hosting a “HAPPY HOUR ALL NIGHT” special menu.

Come enjoy the great music, the great dancing, and the great company.

Music kicks off at 7:00pm and goes till later on.

It’s gonna be the best time… looking forward to seeing you there.

Make your reservations now by calling (07) 284-9162.

$5

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March 9th free samples of new offerings

Mujeres con Exito Special Event
To Commemorate
International Women’s Day

Baltazara de Calderon 2-26 y Miguel Velez
March 9th from 10:00 – Noon

We will be introducing our new Loaded Potatoes and Soft Twisted Pretzels

Come and enjoy the free samples

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