12 Thurs., 4pm. AVOCADO FESTIVAL: Enjoy the distinctive taste of avocados as the main ingredient in 12 recipes prepared by students from the Universidad Francisco Marroquín School of Gastronomy, vote for your favorite! also, ART Watercolors by Irma de Luján depicting avocados discovered by Wilson Popenoe during his explorations (1916 to 1920).  Q30. Casa Popenoe (main garden) 1a av. sur #2, […]

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FUNDRAISER Fundación Namasté Guatemaya


11 Wed., 6:30pm. FUNDRAISER Join over 50 businesses supporting Namaste, enjoy a taste of the finest cuisine from eight restaurants (including Como Como, Tres Tiempos, Angeline, Gastroteca, Fernando’s Kaffee, Café Condesa and Chef Javier PLUS a silent auction (services and products: La Reunión, Ceiba Spa of Porta Hotel, Antigua Yoga, Healing Hands Therapy Spa, Antigua Canopy Tours, Ecofiltro, Jade Maya […]

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Narrative Slide Show, “Antigua: Behind the Walls”


11 Wed., 6pm. (English) Narrative Slide Show, “Antigua: Behind the Walls” with Elizabeth Bell. Enjoy a one-hour slide show with vintage and contemporary photographs collected over the past 40 years, accompanied by Elizabeth Bell’s expert narration. Q30 p/p. Questions encouraged. Autographed books available. Hotel Sor Juana, 4a calle oriente #45, La Antigua

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PHOTOGRAPHY by Daniel Chauche


11 Wed., 5-7pm: PHOTOGRAPHY “Encontrando Hoy el Futuro Pasado” by Daniel Chauche. “The essence of my work is to find, within the ordinary goings on of life, those individuals or situations that can be seen as emblematic of our society and the human condition in Guatemala …  In this way, the body of work becomes a historical narrative, rich in […]

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BENEFIT DINNER Kids Restaurant


5 Thurs., 6pm. DINNER (6:30pm) KIDS RESTAURANT is a project of TESS Unlimited (teaching children computer skills, English and cooking lessons). The “KIDS” are excited to present a dinner that they have carefully chosen and will prepared with the help of the Ubi´s Sushi chef. Dinner is a starter, main course and desert. Q125 p/p also includes the KIDS Restaurant […]

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TALK Manos Abiertas

27 Tues. 5:30pm — (English) TALK Manos Abiertas is an integrated women’s health clinic and natural birth center with two locations in Guatemala serving a population that otherwise wouldn’t have access to health care, providing full-scale gynecological and obstetric, pediatric care, midwifery services, health promoter training and education. Suggested donation Q25, all which goes directly to the NGO. Info. & […]

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BOOK LAUNCH “Mayan Whitewater Guatemala”


26 Monday 5:30pm — BOOK LAUNCH Celebrate the publication Mayan Whitewater Guatemala, the first paddling guide to the rivers of Guatemala with the author Greg Schwendinger. Greg will give a short talk accompanied by photographs. Happy hour 5:30 to 7pm. (see article, Revue Oct.) Info. & reservations, tel. 7832-1919. Rainbow Café, 7a av. sur #8, La Antigua

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NARRATIVE SLIDE SHOW “Antigua: Behind the Walls” with Elizabeth Bell


21 Wed. 6pm — (English) NARRATIVE SLIDE SHOW Antigua: Behind the Walls with Elizabeth Bell. Enjoy a one-hour slide show of Antigua and its heritage with vintage & contemporary photographs collected over the past 40 years, accompanied by Elizabeth Bell’s expert narration. Proceeds benefit educational programs in Antigua. Q30 p/p. Questions encouraged. Autographed books available. Join us at Hotel Sor […]

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MUSIC: CONTRASTES La Viola de Gamba de Stradivari


Recital by Israel Castillo Hernández Poseedor (Direct link to the event FB page) El título del recital esta inspirado en la actitud contrastante de este instrumento, por una parte robusto, rebelde y masculino; por otra delicado, elegante y gentil. También está inspirado en la unión entre los dos estilos más contrastantes de la época durante la cual Stradivari construyó sus violas alrededor […]

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La Antigua Guatemala has become THE wedding destination for Central America!

photos by José Pablo Martínez  www.jpmfoto.com

by Elizabeth Bell, author/historian November heralds weddings in La Antigua and guests come from all over the world to celebrate. Antigueños recently founded Asociación Destino Antigua to provide better service and to promote the city’s tourism. Due to the continual increase in the wedding segment, they have helped co-found the Honeymoon and Wedding Guild through the Chamber of Tourism. Guatemala’s finest […]

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Guatemala’s Most Famous Nun

Sor Juana de Maldonado y Paz by Elizabeth Bell, author/historian Guatemala’s most famous nun is Sor Juana de Maldonado y Paz (1598-1668), who lived at the Convento of La Concepción (La Antigua Guatemala). Ironically, very little “real” information is known about her although there is quite a bit written about her. We find her mentioned in the English Dominican Friar Thomas […]

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