Fashion Forward Guatemala

Fashion Antigua Guatemala

“Guatemala is a spectacular explosion of color and culture,” says international fashion designer Raúl Briceño. “Since moving here four years ago, this beautiful country and its amazing people have inspired me to pay homage to the rich cultural history by fusing its many unique, traditional Mayan fabrics with modern fashion designs. “It’s exciting to be a part of Guatemala’s rapidly […]

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ART The Hottest New Looks this Summer by Jessica Waters Gordon

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Jessica Waters Gordon has exhibited her work in Sydney, Australia at Tap Gallery, Blank Space Gallery and Global Gallery; her murals are on display as well in Australia and Mexico; and other works were featured in a collective travelling exhibition in Mexico campaigning for non-genetically modified corn. In the last five years, Gordon has been working consistently with two contrasting […]

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TALK: CANI Asociación Casa del Niño

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Tues. (English) TALK CANI Asociación Casa del Niño, a non-profit assoc. working in Jocotenango is dedicated to education and prevention programs aimed at the most vulnerable children and youth in the area. It takes a holistic approach to education by immersing children in art, culture, sports and recreation. Suggested donation Q25, all which goes directly to the NGO. Info. & […]

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Art in Guatemala “Before the Eclipse” by Jaime Permuth

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Recent photographs taken in two fascinating cities: Havana and Beijing. Inauguration of the exhibition, Wed. June 8 from 5-7pm at Galería Panza Verde, La Antigua I grew up in Guatemala during the country’s decades-long civil war and endured arduous years of repressive military dictatorships. Communism was a taboo subject. In particular, Cuba and Nicaragua were seldom discussed. And when they […]

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BENEFIT DINNER to support the work of Unidos Para Los Animales

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Tues. BENEFIT DINNER at Fridas, Antigua’s premier Mexican Restaurant, to support the work of Unidos Para Los Animales: rescue, rehabilitation, adoptions, spay & neuter clinics, children and teen programs for dog & puppy care and training and a lot more Visit UPA on Facebook & website unidosparalosanimales.org Q150 p/p incls. a beverage, a delicious dinner (appetizer, main course and dessert). Team […]

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MAYAN DANCES by Nuevo Amanecer

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Tues. MAYAN DANCES by Nuevo Amanecer (New Dawn) a local NGO dedicated to assisting indigenous children in San Andres Itzapa by facilitating self-sufficiency through education while preserving and strengthening their cultural identity though language and dances which are currently being lost at an alarming rate. Suggested donation Q25, all which goes directly to the NGO. Info. & reservations, tel: 7832-1919. […]

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TALK Mi Escuelita

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Tues. (English) TALK Mi Escuelita provides tuitoring for children from poverty-level families in San Pedro Las Huertas to reduce the number who fail a grade in school. This represents cost and time for parents and some children are not able to continue their education. Find out more about this extra-curricular school founded by a local teacher. Suggested donation Q25, all […]

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Spotlight on Dining — Samsara Tea Lounge & Gallery

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When deciding where to live in Central America any doubt was erased when I arrived in La Antigua Guatemala. Though I’m not saying that discovering a fabulous restaurant in town that features a lot of vegan dishes was a deciding factor, but certainly Samsara played a role. With the slogan “a place to feed your body and mind,” Samsara has […]

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TALK: Cooperativa Tejidos Cotzal

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Tues. (English) TALK Cooperativa Tejidos Cotzal is a group of 42 Maya women from San Juan Cotzal, Quiche who are all passionate weavers. They will share their stories, explain how the cooperative works, including the eco-tours, and also demonstrate their weaving technique and the beautiful products they produce. More info at tejidoscotzal.org Suggested donation Q25, all which goes directly to […]

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TALK Asociación Manos Abiertas

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Tues. (English) TALK Asociación Manos Abiertas is an integrated women’s health clinic and natural birth center with two locations in Guatemala. We serve a population that otherwise would not have access to health services. Over 2,000 woman have been attended since opening its doors in 2008, most of whom have become regular clients. It also provides full-scale gynecological and obstetric […]

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LIVE MUSIC The Kossoy Sisters

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Sat. American folk music at its best performed by The Kossoy Sisters. Their first album Bowling Green (1956) included “I’ll Fly Away.” The Coen brothers used this track in the 2000 film Oh Brother, Where Art Thou? Another cut from the same album, “Single Girl, Married Girl” is on the sound track of Obvious Child, a film released in 2014. […]

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DANCE Nuevo Amanecer

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Tues. DANCE Nuevo Amanecer dedicated to helping more than 30 indigenous children in San Andrés Itzapa. Its vision is to facilitate self-sufficiency and empowerment through education. It also seeks to preserve and strengthen the cultural identity of the indigenous Maya people through language & dance. Suggested donation Q25, all which goes directly to the NGO. Info. & reserv., tel: 7832-1919. […]

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ART “Nos-Otros” Sculptor Keith L. Andrews

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Sat. ART “Nos-Otros” Sculptor Keith L. Andrews collaborates with artists from five nations using various mediums, sharing a diversity of visions. The artist will be present at the inauguration. While explicit teamwork among equals is the norm in most human activities—in business, science, social activities, music, dance, film and many others—it is relatively uncommon in the visual arts. In the […]

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