Viernes, 19/2/2016: City buses fail emissions test, Urbanism conference, Antique pharmacy opens on San Fran Plaza, Cuenca foundation

Feb 20, 2016 | 0 comments

Hola, Todos –

Pagina cultural –

Sticker workshop – this Sun, 21/2 at 10:30 in the colectivo Lakomuna (on the stairs at Plaza El Otorongo). Attendees should bring papelógrafos (Google says flip charts), newspaper, water paints and tape.chl jeanne logo

Cine y charla (Movie and talk) – Fri. at 19:00 in the Sala Comunitaria del Museo Pumapungo. (All over now.)

Concierto – Mexican singer Caloncho was in Cuenca for the 1st time Fri at 21:00 in the Centro Cultural República Sur (Pres. Córdova 5-55 y Hermano Miguel).

Meeting on Urbanism – from 17-20/10 in Quito – the “Ecuador rumbo a Hábitat III Quito, Conferencia de las Naciones Unidas sobre Vivienda y Desarrollo Urbano Sostenible” (Ecuador towards Habitat III Quito, UN Conference on Sustainable Housing and Urban Development.)

Articles about –

OSC is readying a competition to choose a conductor. There was a concert Fri. at 20:00 in the Teatro Pumapungo (Calle Large y av. Huayna Cápac). Since there is no permanent conductor, the symphony’s concerts will be with guest conductors, weekly on Fridays.

A photo retouching workshop is Sat. (20/2) at 13:00 with space for 10. You need to be minimally familiar with Adobe Photoshop, bring your computer loaded with Photoshop, Adobe Lightroom and Camara Raw. The workshop lasts 8 hours and costs $130.00. Register at
A book by Manuel Jacinto Sánchez about the history of the Atahualpa canton in El Oro.

Otras cosas –

Titular – En un año se elegirá a sucesor de Rafael Correa (Rafael Correa’s successor to be elected in one year) Election Day will be 19/2/2017 with a run-off on 2/4 if needed. Candidates must declare by 18/8.

Fiestas de Abril – The Permanent Festival Committee is accepting proposals for events to be included in the festival Agenda for the Foundation of Cuenca. Go to El Comité Permanente de Festejos on the 4th floor of City Hall (Bolívar y Borrero). These can be from individuals, public and private institutions, and businesses. (So if you’re planning an art/crafts/stage show in April – here’s a chance to advertise.)

The Botica Olmedo – is back home at San Francisco in the restored Pasaje León building (Pres. Córdova y General Torres). The pharmacy replicated the cabinetry from when the pharmacy opened in 1932 and they sell their own line of cosmetics and personal care products and formulate master medicines. The principal branch on Juan Jaramillo will stay.

IX cabalgata (9th horseride) – to commemorate the Route of the Heroes in the Battle of Tarqui will start this Sat at 8:00 in parque Calderón. I think it’s a two day ride.

EMOV employees – are inspecting buses when they are stopped at the ends of their routes. Technicians are inspecting the glass, tires, emissions (really? if they don’t knock you out they’re within limits?), seats and floors, exhaust, leaks, lights, horn, wipers, rear view mirrors and general condition. They are also inspecting to make sure no one’s attached an air horn. Of the 19 buses inspected at the 27 de Febrero market and in Misicata, 8 were cited for excessive emissions, one for an air horn, and one for not having rear window wipers. (Now what do they make the bus owners do about those emissions? Are the buses taken off the street until they’re fixed? Not good if 10 out of 19 – more than 59% – have citable deficiencies.)

Your sliver of life article today – is about a barrista class being held  Fri and Sat. It’s being given by La Sociedad de Baristas del Ecuador, la Academía del Café Ecuador Fresh & Roast, and Siena Hotel. For more info, call 099 806 2292 or 2822 522. (I hope this doesn’t mean a cup of coffee is going to go up to $5.00, have a funny name and no longer be small, medium or large.)

Amenidades –

Movies – as usual, go to for show times and locations. The following movies open this week.
2D Deadpool – Esp & Sub.
2D Como ser Soltera – Esp.
The following movies are continuing.
2D Zoolander 2 – Esp.
2D la Verdad Oculta – Esp.
2D Revenant – Esp & Sub.
2D Space Dogs 2 – Esp.
2D Finest Hours – Esp.
2D 5th Wave – Esp.

Internacional –

Colombia – FARC violated agreements reached in the peace talks by leaving their camps and interacting with civilians and doing it in uniform and armed.

Mexico – Tras su visita en el país más poblado de Centroamérioca, el pontifice manifestó: no se merece un dolor como éste. (After his visit to the most populated country in Central America, the Pope stated: it doesn’t deserve pain like this) (This is my last chance at a word for the day so I’m picking “merece” or merecer – to deserve. This is our geography lesson for the day, too. Mexico is in Central America.)

Deportes –

And that´s all for today so Hasta Domingo –




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