Hola, Todos –
Pagina cultural –
Today’s agenda events –
Stop motion workshop – A workshop for youth started Mon. at the Centro Cultural El Ángel in the Casa de Chagurarchimbana (calle de Las Herrerías).
Talk – There was a talk on audiovisual poetry Mon. in the Centro Cultural Casa de Las Posadas.
“Cuenta Cuenca, cuenta” – is a project with the Facultad de Arquitectura at the U. of Cuenca and the Fundación Municipal Turismo para Cuenca which will be given one sábado each month. For more info go to https://www.facebook.com/rutasacademicas/ which describes the upcoming events. (Upcoming events are on games and toys, the Ruta Francesa (French Route – which is nothing to do with the French Connection), and organic farms.) (You’ll have to do your own translating, but I just gave you a big head start.)
Articles about –
Bienal – Cristóbal Zapata, the Bienal’s coordinator, called it the biggest, most diverse, and most beautiful Bienal to date. (You’ll just have to go see for yourself and see if it’s an “accessible” show or is one for artists exploring the boundary of what’s art.)
Exhibit – Diego Buitrón is showing his work at the Galería Larrazábal (in San Sebastián)
Ad – for Mocedades and special artist, Camilo Blanes, son of Camilo Sesto – on 2/12 at 20:30 in the Centro de Convenciones at the Mall del Río. Tickets on sale at Musicalisimo and San Isidro Bakery & coffee.
Otras cosas –
Titular – Emelec frena invicto y título al Barcelona (Emelec puts the brakes on a win and a title for Barcelona) – fútbol.
Rain – Yesterday’s first rain after a long dry spell caused chaos with roads and houses “anegadas” (flooded – your word for the day, but hopefully not the state of your living room.), fallen trees, and overflowing rivers. The two hour downpour also dumped hail, heaviest in the Cajas. There was some falling rock in areas of De Las Américas and the vía rápida Cuenca-Azogues. Lightning caused some electrical cut-offs, including in Monay. Probability of rain for the next few days is 60% with showers and clouds and a predicted low of 11 C. tonight.
Christmas lights – La noche de sábado (Saturday night), the big tree in the plazoleta Santo Domingo was lit.
Frequencies – The competition for 1,069 radio and television frequencies is continuing. No date has been set for the awarding of the frequencies. (Or maybe it’s like a clearance sale – until stock runs out.)
Passports – Starting in 2017, passports will be issued by the Registro Civil and not the Cancellería (analogous to the State Department?). The two agencies have 180 to “make it so.” The prices will remain unchanged. (Not that there are that many of you with Ecuadorian passports – and if you have one, I’m jealous.)
Fidel Castro – articles about his death and reactions to it, the revolution, and his funeral. Correa’s response to Trump’s calling Castro a “brutal dictator” was “Las palabras de un ignorante.” (The words of an ignoramus.)
Mejores viales (roadway improvements) – The calle La Condamine, aka la subida de El Vado, got repaved over the weekend when traffic was lighter. The vía a Misicata also got new asphalt. This week the work will be on Abelardo J. Andrade, starting above the Racar Plaza. The next week will see the completion of av. Doce (12) de Abril.
Discuentos y compras –
Areldi Jeans – 50% off everything paid for in cash – 40% off with card payements – 2, 3, & 4/12 – only in El Centro, corner of Bolívar y Gerneral Torres.
And that´s all for today so Hasta Mañana –