Hola, Todos – Pagina cultural –
Today’s agenda events –
“Huésped Nativo” (Native Guest) – The city held a press conference Monday to present the “Huésped Natívo” artistic residency program.
Articles about –
El Museo Curiosidades del Mundo (Curiosities of the World Museum) – This private museum owned by Jorge Arías is located on calle Larga and Hermano Miguel, next to the Escalinatas, in the basement of a patrimonial house that is over 100 years old. When Arias bought the house the basement was in bad condition and he remodeled it to accommodate the collection. Many of the items are clothing and objects from traditional fiestas in Ecuador including the Diablada de Píllaro, the Diablos de Saraguro and the Taita Carnaval de Cañar. Hours are from lunes a sábado from 9-17;30 and los domingos from 9-13:00. Admission: $2.00.
Día del Teatro – Theater Day which is actually 27/3, was celebrated el sábado with a Ruta del Teatro which bused theater goers to various venues to see performances.
Otras cosas –
Titular – Cuenta regresiva para pago en bus solo con tarjetas (Countdown to card only payments for bus rides) – Starting el domingo, you will have to pay bus fare with an electronic card – Movilízate and Urbania. On the first day, there will be facilitators with cards to help riders and avoid inconvenience. <Can’t say that this change hasn’t been well publicized. Those of you who watch TV can tell me if the broadcast news has covered this.> About 60,000 discount cards have been given out. Another 74,024 regular cards and about 500 tourist cards <I picture young Europeans in shorts, backpacks and hiking boots.> have been purchased. The Cámara de Transporte de Cuenca also has 2 vehicles and 6 motorbikes to recharge cards at home for people who have difficulties getting to the card sales locations.
Festival FASEC – More than 3,000 people assistieron (attended) <One of those tricky words which looks like assisted but isn’t.) The 12th international food festival was reviewed. <What international food was around 12 years ago? Italian and chifas?>
Pedestrian bridge – Mayor Cabrera signed a contract to build pedestrian crossing over Las Américas and calle Ocarina in the Miraflores sector. The cost of the project is $1,149,763.74 <what precision – 74¢> with a construction period of 270 days.
Electric shut-offs – You can go to the Empresa Eléctrica Regional Centro Sur website at www.centrosur.gob.ec to find out when scheduled electrical service interruptions in agosto will be. <I wonder if it’s an interactive map.>
Semana Santa events –
Monday y Martes – desde las 9:00 – confessions in the Catedral.
Miércoles – sacred music concert – 17:00 in San Sebastián
Jueves – 9:00 in the Catedral – a blessing, a mass of the Last Supper, foot washing – starting in the afternoon, people can visit 7 churches.
Viernes Santo – Festival of Fanesca with various Centro Histórico restaurants participating – at 19:00, the Viacrucis.
Sábado – Easter vigil at 22:00 in the Catedral.
Domingo – masses at 9:30, 11:00, 12:00, 13:00 and 20:00.
Descuentos y compras –
Expo Vive Viajando (Travel Fair) – with representatives from countries, airlines, hotels and travel agencies – 6 & 7/4 a las 10-19:00 – Museo de la Ciudad (Gran Colombia y Benigno Malo) – Free <Not counting that $6,000 cruise you just had to sign up for.>.
And that´s all for today so Hasta Mañana –