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Too Far South, Ecuador’s only Country Band, will be performing at La Yunta Restaurante, Saturday, September 23rd, 5:00pm. Join us for some great country music and dancing! This is an earlier start time, 5pm, for those who wish to dine and get home early! Hope to see you there! Cover $6.

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Too Far South Country Band


This post is for our animal-loving friends who love their music!
Time is running out to get your tickets to Cuenca’s Event of the Year with star-studded performances all evening.

“Gala FAAN-TASTICA” on October 7th will be at the historic and elegant Estancia Rosario near Hospital Del Rio and not only helps Cuenca’s dogs but gives you an evening of fantastic entertainment

Here’s the big show: A VIP Champagne Hour with Saxophone, Keyboard, and Percussions with “Chile Guajillo” and Acrobats, Diego Andre’s Peña y Jose Males.
Dinner music with Cuenca’s favorite guitarist, Luis Ullauri, followed by
After dinner music and dancing with the Du+Quartet.

There’s also of course amazing food, an open bar all evening, and a silent and live auction with Cuenca’s morning DJ from Radio Hit,
Danny (Mr. D) Tagle!
Don’t miss out on this FAAN-TASTIC event because we’re going all out to raise funds to build Ecuador’s most modern animal shelter.

All-inclusive tickets for the Gala are $60 and $85 with an added VIP Champagne and Entertainment Hour.
We are arranging for a taxi service at the end of the evening for the safety of our guests. 2) The VIP Champagne Hour is from 6:30 – 7:30 PM with Gala doors opening at 7:30 PM – 11 PM.

Tickets will not be sold at the door and the Gala will sell out. Grab your tickets this week online at or arrange to pick up your tickets in Cuenca this week with FAAN volunteers by writing

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The Cuenca Self-Realization Fellowship Center cordially invites all to a free public lecture on Yoga meditation as taught by Paramahansa Yogananda, author of the spiritual classic, “Autobiography of a Yogi”.

The talk will be held at 7 pm on Thursday, September 28 at Teatro Carlos Cueva Tamariz, Universidad de Cuenca, and will be given in English, with live translation into Spanish.

Contact information:

Self-Realization Fellowship


Saturday, Sept. 16th at the Jazz Society Café!
“The Con Alma Trio”
Jazz that speaks to your soul!
Featuring Jim Gala (piano), Christian Torres (bass), & Freddy Abad (drums)

Prepare to be swept away by their extraordinary renditions of your favorite songs! Limited seating, so reserve a table now, and experience an evening of unforgettable music and delicious food! Dinner service from 6PM, Music at 7 PM.

Remember, the Jazz Society Café isn’t just the only dedicated jazz club in Ecuador—it’s also a gourmet restaurant and intimate hangout to meet old friendsand make new ones.
Limited seating, so reserve a table now and experience an evening of unforgettable music and delicious food! Dinner service from 6PM, Music at 7 PM.

We look forward to welcoming you! —Leonardo Duran

Contact information:

Jazz Society Café

093 934 2714


Savor the fragrant colorful cooking’s of Southeast Asia. Pictured chicken spring roll light yet satisfying.
Spring Roll Vegetarian, beef, shrimp, chicken $14.95 includes two spring rolls, salad and drink.
Join us for lunch 12:30 – 3:00 Wednesday – Saturday

Please see my website for more information.
Phone: 0995443977

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Cooking With Rey " Authentic Southeast Asian Cuisine "



INBED Open House, your second chance for significant savings
Due to popular demand, we are back with a 15% discount on all our linen products
We are excited to announce the return of the INBED Open House after our last events tremendous success .join us once again, and this time the savings are bigger, the comfort is better and the pastries are delicious, it’s your opportunity to elevate your bedroom experience at a fraction of the cost
Sep 29th 10 am /12 pm / Remigio Tamariz 1/85 and Avenida Solano, to secure your spot please give us a call at 0987236847

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Every year, we celebrate the patrimony days.

For these Patrimony Days, we invite you to take part in several fascinating tours that explore the origins and development of a relationship that has marked the life of the city forever.

SATURDAY 16th of September 2023

11:00 AM : Meet us at the Alianza Francesa of Cuenca (Tadeo Torres 1-92)
Join the French Route, witness the encounter between Cuenca and France and travel through time and space, a history full of anecdotes, beauty and memory. .

07:00 PM : Meeting at te Plaza del Otorongo
Participate in the cultural circuit “San Draque”, where we will discover the legends and best kept secrets of the San Roque neighborhood; through theatrical, musical and gastronomic dimensions.

To participate, reserve your place by filling out the form:

This day, we also invie ou to participate to a conference about the Cañarie’s cultures – saturday16th at 10:00 AM in the auditorium of the Alianza Francesa

Then, on the 21st of september in the Museum pumapungo, in the jardin more specifically, come asists to a Killa Raymi, It is a Celebration of the Moon and the Femininity, connecting you with the Andean world and the 4 elements of nature.

All the activities are free and open to public.

Do not loose these opportunities to learn more about the ecuatorian patimony!

Contact information:

Alianza Francesa de Cuenca


The Alianza Francesa of Cuenca is pleased to invite you to the inauguration of the Exposition :

Mundo Natural

By Francisco Delgado Suarez,

Next Thursday 14th of Septmber

At 07:00PM


Contact information:

Alianza Francesa de Cuenca


Can we say how excited are at FAAN at our community turn-out for
Gala FAAN-TASTICA on October 7th? Yes, our dogs speak Spanish!
Time is running out to purchase your tickets for Gala FAAN-TASTICA and drop off your treasures for our live and silent auction. By the way, 100% of the auction proceeds will be applied to construction costs for our new shelter in Tarqui. We bought the land and now it’s time to build.

Gala FAAN-TASTICA is hosted at the elegant and historic, Estancia Rosario and includes a VIP Champagne Hour, open bar all evening, multi-course dinner by Estancia Rosario Chefs, four live entertainment performances including dancing, and an exciting live and silent auction.
With tickets at $60 for the Gala and $85 for the Gala and VIP Champagne Hour, there’s not a better all-inclusive value in town or a more fantastic night in Cuenca. Plus, you’ll be helping FAAN (Fundación Familia Amor Animal) to make Cuenca known as the “City that Cares” about animal welfare.
Arrange for your ticket pick-up in Cuenca at or order your tickets online at

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Friday, September 15th: The Esteban Encalada Quartet!
Saturday, September 16th: The Con Alma Trio!
Enjoy an evening of great jazz & delicious food!
Food & Beverage service starts at 6:00pm. Jazz concerts start at 7:00pm to later. (Cover charge: $7 per person which goes directly to the musicians.)
If you’d like to attend one or both of these events, please reply to this email with the date & number of guests attending.
Remember, the Jazz Society Café isn’t just a cool jazz club—the only dedicated jazz club in Ecuador—it’s also a gourmet restaurant and intimate hangout to meet old friends and make new friends.
We look forward to welcoming you!
Leonardo Duran.

Contact information:

Jazz Society Café

093 934 2714


Jerry Joe Holland celebration of life event on Sunday September 17th at Common Grounds from 2:00 to 4:00, has been postponed due to illness. The event will be rescheduled.

Contact information:

Jo Austin



The Eurocine Festival is back for its 20th aniversary.
For the ocasion, we propose you 3 moovies and a cine-conciert during the month of september.
Here is the info you can’t miss:

21/09/2023 – 07:00 PM Alianza Francesa of Cuenca : Luxembourg Luxembourg, by Antonio Lukich, Ukraine, 2022, 105 min. In Ukrainian with Spanish subtitles

Kolya and Vasily learn that their father, who abandoned them as children, is dying in Luxembourg, far away from them.

22/09/2023 – 07:00 PM Alianza Francesa of Cuenca: Gentle, Original Title: Szelíd
László Csuja/Anna Nemes, Hungary/Germany, 2022, 92 min. In Hungarian with Spanish subtitles

Edina, a bodybuilder, is willing to sacrifice everything for the dream she shares with her life partner and trainer Adam: to win the Miss Olympia.

23/09/2023 : Travel to the country of fairies, a cine-concert, at the teatro pumapungo, at 08:00 PM

A show by the French duo Catherine Vincent that brings to the present the magic of the cinema of the pioneers Georges Méliès and Lotte Reiniger. An event for children but also for parents who love music and cinema. .

27/09/2023 – 07:00 PM Alianza Francesa of Cuenca: Rasmus Mervioo, Estonia, 2021, 107 min.
In Estonian with English subtitles.

Children stay at grandma’s house without smartphones. Real life seems boring until they find instructions for kratt – magical creature that will do everything its master says. All they have to do now is buy a soul from the devil.

Contact information:

Alianza Francesa de Cuenca


Cuenca Wayfarers Lodge #69, the only English speaking Masonic lodge in Ecuador, will meet on Wednesday at the Sunrise Cafe, Calle Larga 9-40 y Beningno Malo. We gather at nine. All Masons and those interested in Masonry are very welcome.

Contact information:

Ron Watkins


Dear Expat Community in Cuenca,
We are thrilled to extend our invitation to an exceptional seminar set to take place in the beautiful city of Cuenca on September 21, 2023 at 16:00 in PIZZO TR3S, located in the Paseo 3 de Noviembre y escalinata Juana de Oro. This exclusive event will be an invaluable opportunity for you to gain insights and knowledge that will enhance your expat experience in Ecuador.
Venue Details:
Our distinguished panel of speakers includes:
1. Attorney Marcos Chiluisa: Founder and CEO of Ecuassist, a leading legal services firm dedicated to expat support. With his extensive expertise and compassionate approach, Marcos will guide you through the crucial aspects of “End Of life Documents. Wills, Medical POA y Affidavit of Remains” ensuring you have the necessary legal foundation.
2. Ing. Paul Wilches: CEO and Founder of Relocation Services of Ecuador with more than 13 year’s experience, our containers relocation session will guide you through the intricacies of moving your possessions to Ecuador. Learn about shipping regulations, customs procedures, and tips for a smooth transition. Make your move hassle-free and focus on embracing your new life.
3. MBA Carlos Ramirez: As the CEO and Founder of Ecuador’s most prestigious insurance representation BLUEBOX, Carlos will delve into the current insurance landscape, recent changes, and essential considerations in light of potential insurance cost increases. Protect your future effectively.
Join us for an enlightening day of knowledge-sharing and community building. Your journey in Ecuador is about to get even better.

Contact information:

Carlos Ramirez



Tuesday, September 12th, 6:45 pm: Join us for a unique cinematic experience as we screen the exclusive Banksy film, “Exit Through the Giftshop.” Explore the enigmatic world of Banksy, a graffiti artist whose impact spans the globe.

Wednesday, September 13th, 6:45 pm: Immerse yourself in the timeless classic, “The Remains of the Day,” featuring stellar performances by Emma Watson, Anthony Hopkins, and Christopher Reeve.

Thursday, September 14th, 7 PM: Another unforgettable evening of music with Trio La Comarca, featuring the Aguirre brothers (from the Ayllu Llakta band). Fresh from their tour in Italy and accolades at the IOCC Festival, they promise to dazzle with their outstanding music, energy, and charisma. Admission: $10.00. Eat, enjoy, and show your support!

Friday, September 15th, 5 PM – 9 PM: Embark on a culinary journey to the Middle East with our exquisite 7-course tasting menu. Indulge in a tantalizing hummus trio, a refreshing tabouli salad, perfect homemade falafels, juicy chicken shawarma, a perfect honey crispy baklava and much, much more. For just $27.50, this meal is an experience you can’t afford to miss.

Saturday, September 16th from 4 PM to 8 PM: We’ll be serving 3 drinks and 9 tapas. For only $8.50, you will get to try 3 different beers or for $12.00 you’ll get to try 3 different wines. Besides, we will have available 9 different tapas – each for only $2.00!

Please call or text us at 099 806 8071. Enjoy complimentary popcorn on all our movie nights!

Contact information:

La Guarida



Come and enjoy the best dance music of the 80’s with 80’s Vibe at Common Grounds on Saturday, September 16th, 7:00pm. Cover $6.

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80's Vibe


Don’t Miss out on Cuenca’s Event of the Season! FAAN’s Gala FAAN-TASTICA
We have only a few ambassador tables and tickets left, so be sure to get your tickets this week as we come together in high style as a community to build the most modern animal shelter in South America for the dogs of FAAN (Fundacion Familia Amor Animal).

Our team of animal-loving volunteers has created an evening to remember in Cuenca including a VIP champagne hour, a multi-course dinner at the elegant Estancia Rosario, an open bar all evening, four live entertainment performances, and a silent and live auction.

Tickets are $60 for the Gala and $85 for the Gala and a VIP Champagne Hour.
As for Dress we recommend either formal or cocktail attire with jackets for gentlemen. A FAAN photographer and videographer will be on hand to capture the magic of our guests and the evening.

This week, Gala Headquarters is in full swing with final ticket sales and a collection of auction items.
Arrange your FAAN-TASTICA rendezvous by calling or writing us.
Online tickets can be purchased at

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Gala FAAN-TASTICA Headquarters will be open on Sunday and Monday to pick up your tickets and drop off any auction items for FAAN’s Auction Palooza.
Our office is conveniently located near La Cuadra in Edificio Dali, Contact us for a time and directions.

This charity event of the year in Cuenca supports FAAN (Fundacion Familia Amor Animal) and the building of the new animal shelter in Tarqui.

We’ve been asked about the evening show flow at the elegant Estancia Rosario. Here goes! You can also check out the entertainment line-up on our gala website.

6:30 – 7:30: The VIP Champagne Hour and Auction Preview. Incredible music champagne and amazing hors devoures with magical acrobats while you explore treasures and begin bidding in our silent auction. Tickets for the Gala including this special VIP hour are $85

7:30 – 11:00: The Gala Begins with an open bar all evening, a multi-course dinner by the Estancia Rosario Chefs, two more live music performances with dancing, and FAAN’s Auction Palooza! (100 + items and counting) with a FAAN surprise celebrity auctioneer.
Gala Tickets are $60

What to Wear? Yes, we’ve been asked that too. You can go all out in formal wear (gowns or tuxedos) or opt in for your favorite evening, cocktail attire. Jackets are suggested for gentlemen.

Finally, we’ve also been asked about transportation home. We’re arranging for taxis to be available at the end of the evening for guest convenience and safety.

So that’s all for now!

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Do you want to tour a great overnight villa, groomer, and vet for your pet when you travel? The FAAN (Fundacion Familia Amor Animal) Team is happy to partner with Villa Club Animal in hosting a family day on Saturday beginning at 9 AM at their new grand opening. Our Education Team will be on hand with our coloring book “Be Kind” focused on early-grade education and we can talk with you about fostering, adopting, and joining us at FAAN as a volunteer.
You can also reserve tickets for Gala FAAN-TASTICA on October 7th and help us raise funds for the building of the new animal shelter.
There’s also a photo shoot for you and your best friend!

What do we love about Villa Club Animal? For one, the on-site vet clinic with Azuay’s only cancer treatment vet and the non-enclosed, luxury lodging for eight lucky dogs with access to the outside gardens. There’s also grooming onsite and a separate cat house. WOW and MEOW.

Hope to see you Saturday.

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Still seats available! Enjoy an authentic Cowboy Party in Gualaceo, food, horses, crafts, art exhibition, mechanical bull, line-dance lesson, live country music and dancing with Too Far South, Ecuador’s only country band. This Saturday afternoon, September 9th, you won’t want to miss it! Round-trip transportation is being offered departing at 12:30pm from Cuenca, Parque San Sebastien to Gualaceo. See the poster for details. Reserve your spot, Whatsapp message Paula: +593 99 812 9787. This will be a fun day! Note: If you reserve a seat on the bus ($6), you will pay the advance party ticket price ($7) and can pay at the door.

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Too Far South Country Band

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