Cuenca High Life logo
Click here to subscribe to daily news sent to your inbox!

Cuenca News

Crafts fair, Mercado upgrades, Yoga classes, Concert commemorating Josefina disaster

Domingo, 11/3/2018

Hola, Todos –

Today’s translation/summary is from El Tiempo.

Pagina ¿Qué Hacer? –

Cultura –

“Alba” – Film and talk – 13/3 a las 7:00 – Auditorio Alianza Francesa (Tadeo Torres y Av. Solano) – free.

MIRADA: Danza – 15/3 a las 20:00 in La Casa el Coco (Bolívar y Tarqui 12-60, at the top of Restaurante Lola) – paid – a new conceptual piece by Synove Urgilez with only 25 people per show.

Música –

Festival de Música Esperanza (Music of Hope Festival) – 16/3 a las 16:00 in Parque de la Madre – free – to remember 25 years since the 1993 Josefina disaster.

Orquesta La Sabrosura – 14/3 a las 20:00 -La Mesa salsa&son (Gran Colombia 3-35 y Tomas Ordóñez – paid – featuring Jay Loaiza form Colombia.

Workshops –

Tai Chi for beginners – 13/3 desde 19:30-20:30 – Centro Pascana (Escalinatas del Puente Roto y Paseo Tres de Noviembre – paid – 6 sessions with theory and practice.

Applying eyelashes – <Why are you men rolling your eyes like that?> – 12/3 desde 9:30-13:00 – Proescuela (Sucre 584 y Hermano Miguel) – paid – geared for professionals, a hair by hair realistic effect.

Breeding Respect – 16/3 desde 18:30-21:30 – Anois (corner of Calle Nicanor Aguilar y Padre Sodiro in the ECU911 sector.) – for parents learn how to raise and teach their kids in values – paid.

To share with friends and family –

Yuchos volando – 11/3 a las 12:30 – Bunker – Cantina&Galería (Puente Sixto Durán, Challuabamba) – free – an afternoon of family theater.

Infant theater – 17/3 a las 11:00 – Auditorio Alianza Francesa (Tadeo Torres y Solano) – “Une vie de chat” (The Life of the Cat) – free.

Teatro y títeres – 11/3 a las 11:00 – Atrapasueños Espacio Cultural (Juan Bautista Vásquez 4.131 y Ricardo Muñoz – free.

Otras cosas –

Titular – Deportivo Cuenca fue goleado por el Emelec (Deportivo Cuenca was thrashed by Emelec) – <So what more did you need to know?>

Market ladies – The ladies in the markets often work 12 hours a day, 7 days a week. Their sacrifice has allowed them to raise their children. <And I bet those ladies are keeping those kids in school as long as they can.> One lady wakes up at 4:30 and an hour later, she’s on the bus from Victoria del Portete to the Feria Libre where she has been selling produce for 45 years.

Mercados – The remodeling of the 27 de Febrero market will not be going ahead due to an internal disagreement between vendors. One side is opposed to renovation of the whole building since it would mean that the merchants would need to relocate and their clientele would diminish. The other side feels it’s necessary to give the market a facelift.

The 2 de Abril market is on schedule. By the end of the month, the parking area should be ready. The director of the Mercados de la Municipalidad said that the moving the stalls and providing services at the Doce de Abril will be done in an orderly manner. Informal sales around the plaza will not be allowed.

Fair – EDEC, the Economic Development Company of Cuenca is calling for participants for a craftsmen of Cuenca only fair during the fiestas of the city. The feria would include only the actual producers of the crafts. The feria would be in PRAC (Bolívar y Huayna Cápac). Applicants have until 31/3 to submit to EDEC at their offices at PRAC. Get the requirements on line at www.edec.gob.ec.

Community water – Water in the Nero project is a result of mingas. Saturday was the first minga of the year for the 350 users in Los Laureles. Members of the water sytem dug down 80 cm for over 700 meters to change the old water pipe for a larger one. This project has served 32,000 people in 42 communities in El Valle, Turi and Baños for over 35 years. The president of the Junta said that the new pipes cost $1,500 and without the minga, would have cost close to $50,000 for an outside contractor. <Would you rather dig up pipes or pay an extra $150.00 to improve the water system ($50,000 divided by 350 users)? Or would you nag the city to do it, assuming you cared about improving the system? Just curious.>

Yoga classes – There will be Ganesha Yoga Training este viernes, 16/3 de 16-17:00 y el sábado, 17/3 de 9-10:00 en Rumisol Yoga (calles Remigio Tamariz 2-100 y Agustín Cueva). Free.

Graphic narrative workshop – There will be a workshop el sábado 24/3 de 17-19:00 in the Palier Café-Libro (Luis Cordero y Pres. Córdova). If you’re interested in taking the workshop, you need to read “Virus tropical” by Power Paola and “Chamemé” by María Luque first. The workshop will result in a digital fanzine.

U. of Cuenca – Over 14,000 students are returning to class tomorrow after a 30 day holiday.

Women police pilot – María Elena Cárdenas is the first woman National Police pilot in Manabí, and one of 5 in the country. She got her license on a Cessna 172 and has had a 10 year career in the police. A police spokesperson said that the police has opened its ranks to women and is one of the pioneering institutions in this regard. <Ladies, do you remember your reaction on seeing your first woman cop in the US? I stared.>

And that´s all for today so Hasta Mañana –

Jeanne