TALK Asociación Manos Abiertas

Guatemala events

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

Guatemala events

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

Guatemala events

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

Guatemala art

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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ARTIST PROFILE: Eny Roland Hernández

Guatemala art

Antigüeños are in for a special treat this month when the work of the very talented and spirited photographer Eny Roland Hernández will be featured in a solo exhibition at La Galeriá Mesón Panza Verde in La Antigua Guatemala. Even better is that our beloved Antigüeños are the subject matter of this playful and provocative new show titled Pueblo Chico, […]

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Antigua Over The Years

Since 1992, much effort has been dedicated to preserving Antigua with an eye toward finding a balance between preservation and economic development. It is sometimes difficult to remember how abandoned the city truly was. After the 1773 earthquake, most residents did not want to move to muddy empty lots in Guatemala City during the rainy season. It took a royal […]

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Música en Las Aldeas

Classical Music Education for Antigua’s Children by Benjamin Patrick Reeves La Antigua Guatemala does not have a premier institution for providing musical education to children, but Carolina Palomo aims to change that with the opening of a new, non-profit music school, Musica en Las Aldeas. “For 12 years [children] don’t receive any art classes in the public schools,” Palomo said. […]

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A “New” Mayor for Antigua Guatemala

Former City Council member, Edgar Ruiz, gets the official green light to move the town forward. It’s official! Edgar Ruiz, who was a City Council member, was approved by Guatemala’s Tribunal Supremo Electoral (TSE), as interim mayor on March 20. He had been acting mayor since Sept. 17, 2012 and, with his new official title, will have more of a […]

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The Doors of Antigua Guatemala

Entrance to La Merced Monastery, one of the few original doors of Antigua  (César Tián / www.revue.gt)

Visitors usually are not aware that we are welcome inside any open door in Antigua. Well, that is if both doors are open. Door etiquette has it that if one part of the door is open, that is not considered “open doors” (peek but do not enter), but if both sides of the door are open, we are welcome to explore behind the walls.

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Inauguration of FOTO 30 Photo Festival in Guatemala

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Guatemala’s largest photo festival, FOTO 30, it’s celebrating its 10th anniversary and will open this September 1st with the photo exhibits by Rodrigo ABD at Centro de Formación de la Antigua Guatemala at 7pm and by Club Fotográfico de la Antigua Guatemala en el Museo de Arte Colonial at 6pm. Check the entire program of events for FOTO 30 below […]

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Gallery of Los Patojos Gigantes Project

Gallery of Los Patojos Gigantes Project by Nelo Mijangos

El Proyecto Socialeducativo y Cultural “Los Patojos” se integro a la tradición del Baile de los Gigantes con sus propios gigantes que son bailados por niños y jóvenes del proyecto. De esta forma están preservando esta tradición tan antigüeña al involucrar a todos estos pequeños patojos gigantes. Para más información y noticias de Los Patojos visitar: [Facebook] Fanpage del Proyecto […]

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III Festival Gastronómico de La Antigua Guatemala

Festival Gastronómico in Antigua Guatemala (photo by Nelo Mijangos)

El domingo 15 de julio entre las celebraciones realizadas por estar próximo el 25 de julio, día en que se celebra al patrono de la Ciudad Santiago Apóstol se llevó a cabo el 3er Festival Gastronómico de La Antigua Guatemala y sus aldeas. El festival reúne a distintos grupos de las aldeas quienes participan con todo tipo de comidas y […]

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Holy Week Procession Schedule for Antigua Guatemala

Posición/Position: 2do lugar / 2nd place Premio: Q300 Tema/theme: Semana Santa / Holy Week Título/title: Miserere nobis Lugar/place: La Antigua Guatemala Autor/author: Nery Racancoj

April 1 — Palm Sunday: Procession of Jesús Nazareno de La Merced, La Merced church. April 2 — Holy Monday: Vigil of Jesús Nazareno de La Merced, La Merced church. April 3 — Holy Tuesday: Vigil of Jesús Nazareno del Perdón, San Francisco El Grande church. April 4 — Holy Wednesday: Vigil of Señor Sepultado, Escuela de Cristo Church. 2pm […]

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YogAntigua: 108 Sun Salutations — for Education

As many people have discovered, yoga is good for the mind, body and soul. It turns out that this year it will also be good for education! On March 10 at 4:30 p.m. YogAntigua will host its third “108 Sun Salutations” event at El Cerro de La Cruz. Similar to a walkathon, participants commit to practicing up to 108 sun […]

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Traditions: Posadas and Nacimientos

Guatemalan Nativity scene (photo by Rudy A. Giron)

The nacimiento is still the star of the show in Guatemala. What is now the most important celebration of the year came to the Americas with the Spanish Christian evangelists. The Guatemalans, already an innately spiritual people closely in tune with nature and in whom creativity thrives, had no trouble adapting to the new religious event. The timing was good. […]

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ITEMP Offers Fresh Start for Entrapped Women & Children

Rescued children get a chance at a new life (courtesy by Nuestros Ahijados)

María, 21, mother of four, fled dire poverty to come to La Antigua Guatemala hoping for a better future. But she didn’t find the tranquil, colonial paradise that makes Antigua so appealing to travelers worldwide. Instead, she and her older daughter were forced to work long hours for the owner of the house she lived in and barely got anything […]

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Antigua International School

Director Jim Pastore

Teaching kids how to think, not what to think As the founding director of a new, international school in La Antigua Guatemala, longtime educator Jim Pastore is confident that the 21st century curriculum will launch kids on a lifetime of learning that will prepare them for the jobs of the future, those that may not even exist today. “My concern […]

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El Tesoro de El Calvario

El Tesoro de El Calvario

Patrimonio de La Antigua Guatemala This book was produced in order to promote the rescue and appreciation of the Ermita de El Calvario at La Antigua Guatemala. It is dedicated to Santo Hermano Pedro who lived in the Ermita and was canonized in July 2002. Spanish language, 156 pages, color plus black and white photographs, fully indexed; cover water color […]

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