“Women Who Make Iberoamerica: Power Behind the Everyday” Photo Exhibition
to Dec 17

“Women Who Make Iberoamerica: Power Behind the Everyday” Photo Exhibition

Panamanian photographer Maria Fernanda Gonzalez will exhibit one of her works at the Hillyer Art Space Photo Exhibition: “Women Who Make Iberoamerica: Power Behind the Everyday”, located at 9 Hillyer Court, NW, Washington, D.C. Joins us for the free opening night on Friday November 2nd from 6:00PM to 10:00PM to meet Maria Fernanda and admire the power of Iberoamerican women!

If you can’t make on November 2nd, you can still view the exhibit from Friday, November 2nd to December 17th at the Hillyer Art Space, which will be open to the public and free of charge. Gallery hours: Mon 12-5pm, Tue-Fri 12-6PM, Sat 12-5PM, and Sun 11am-5pm.

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11:00 AM11:00


  • Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center (map)
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This year, the Embassy of Panama is participating in the 7th annual embassy showcase, Winternational. The event is from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM, Thursday, December 6, 2018, at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center.

Over 50 embassies will be participating in this year’s event!

Be sure to stop by our booth to learn more about our culture, food, arts, crafts and more!

This event is free of charge, you can register here: https://itcdc.com/winternational/

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PANAFEST Panamanian International Film Festival in Los Angeles, California
to Oct 28

PANAFEST Panamanian International Film Festival in Los Angeles, California

  • The Los Angeles Theatre Center (map)
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We are thrilled to announce the Film Lineup for the 4th edition of PANAFEST by the Panamanian International Film Festival in Los Angeles, California (PIFF/LA). This two-day event will include films, panels, and cultural activities that will take place on October 27 and 28, 2018 at the Lupe Ontiveros Theater at the LA Theater Center in Downtown LA (514 S Spring St, Los Angeles, CA 90013). Festival passes are now on sale! Purchase tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/panafest-a-two-day-film-festival-celebrating-latino-culture-tickets-50622912494



October 27, 2018


Night and Fun by Delfina Kroek (Panama)

Meeting Brown by Ana Lydia Monaco (USA)

Ultimo Supper by Eddie Zapata (USA)

Brillas by Juan Daniel Pinzón (Panama)

Pantalla Pura by Javier Farías (Venezuela)

Virgencita by Giselle Bonilla (USA)

Tortoise by Stephen Cervantes (USA)



Chicle by Art Bonilla (USA)

Being Bilingual by Elizabeth Lyle, Kimberly Lyle (Panama)

La Mola de Lucía by Ana Elena Tejera (Panama)

Pasajeros en Tránsito by Luis Romero (Panama)

Aurora by Laura García (Mexico) 

Alteridad + by Martín Proaño and Ginés Sánchez Arias (Panama)



Retiro by Miguel Dianda (Argentina)

Together Again by Antonio Darwiche

Desde el Principio by Miguel Soliman (USA)

Mi Amor by Yennifer Behrens (USA)

From Now On by Ivonne Coll (USA)

Familia? by Marlene Forte (USA)

Marisol by Juan Escobedo (USA)


El Contratista by José Angel Henrickson (USA/Mexico)  


October 28, 2018


Silencio y Siesta by Lucas Saporozi and Luz Marquez (Chile)

Sandman by Natalia Hermida (USA/Colombia)

Mientras Duermes by Morella Moret (Peru)

Del Mar y la Luna by Ramiro Maldini

Gamberger by Natalia Hermida (USA/Colombia)

Viajero Casero by Christian Bradford Alvarez (Panama)



Pasajeros en Trance by Natalia Hermida (USA/Colombia)

To Infinity by Gabriel Savodivker (USA)

Uno by Javier Marco (Spain)

I.C.E. Cream by Analisa Moreno (USA/Panama)

American Nightmare by Jesus Nebot (USA)



Las Hormigas by Mariana Wainstein (Argentina)

Entropia by Jairo Ramos (Panama)

Fuera de Control by Reynaldo Quijada (Panama)

Blood Stains by Blake Vaz (USA)

Exit by Haslam Ortega (Panama)

Terapia by Jhonathan Tabares (USA)



Una Noche de Calypso by Fernando Muñoz (Panama)

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Noche Iberoamericana
5:30 PM17:30

Noche Iberoamericana

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Don't miss a night of food, music, art, and more as the Ibero-American Cultural Attachés Association (AACIA) presents the fifth annual Noche Iberoamericana!

Come taste cuisine from Argentina, Ecuador, and Honduras while sipping on Chilean, Portuguese and Uruguayan wine, Peruvian pisco sours, Spanish Cava and Cuban mojitos. Finish it all off with Colombian coffee and dessert.

The evening's program will include live musical presentations courtesy of the Embassies of Panama and Venezuela. The Mexican Cultural Institute's exhibit Constructing MEXICO68 will also be on display. Plus, two round trip tickets to Costa Rica will be offered in a raffle! Guatemala will wrap up the night with a farewell souvenir. You won't want to miss it.

This year, Noche Iberoamericana will also offer a VIP ticket option that will include all of the above in addition to Paraguayan appetizers, Chilean and Uruguayan wine, a signature cocktail from El Salvador, a raffle for two round trip tickets to Mexico, and a diplomatic greeting and tour of the Historic Mansion that houses the Cultural Institute of the Embassy of Mexico.

The evening start at 6:30 PM for VIP Guests and 7:30 PM for General Admission guests. Please arrive on time. There are many facets to the event and the evening is planned so that you can mingle and walk inside the Mexican Cultural Center to enjoy your evening. Kindly note that the event is not organized as a sit-down event or dinner function but rather as a stand up cocktail reception with authentic food tastings.

Business or cocktail attire requested. Please reserve your tickets now, as the event is expected to sell out in advance. All attendees must be 21 and over.

Please note that parking is limited to street parking in the vicinity of the venue. Due to the limited availability of parking, we highly recommend a cab, Uber/Lyft or other transportation option. The event start at the designated time so please allow sufficient time for traffic/travel/transportation and parking as these factors are beyond our control.

All ticket sales benefit the Ibero- American Cultural Attachés Association's (AACIA) cultural activities and are tax-deductible.

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Embassy Chef Challenge
6:30 PM18:30

Embassy Chef Challenge

  • Ronald Reagan International Building (map)
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The Embassy of Panama is proud to announce that it will be participating in the Embassy Chef Challenge on May 17th, 2018! Every Embassy will be bringing their own Chef to represent their country's gastronomy to compete against the other chefs to determine who made the most delicious dish. 

Our country's gastronomy will  be represented by the renowned Chef Felipe Milanes, who is travelling all the way from Panama for this competition. 

Don't miss this amazing opportunity to try food from all over the world in a single evening, and please come support our Chef who has worked very hard to create his dish and drink. 

You can buy tickets here: https://tickets.eventsdcembassychefchallenge.com/event/10th-Anniversary-Events-DC-Embassy-Chef-Challenge-Presented-by-TCMA

For more information please click this link: https://www.eventsdcembassychefchallenge.com/ 

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Around the World Embassy Tour
11:00 AM11:00

Around the World Embassy Tour

  • Student Center of the University of the District of Columbia (map)
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The Embassy of Panama will be participating in the Around the World Embassy Tour of Passport D.C. in the joint location of the University of the District of Columbia at 4200 Connecticut Avenue. Come learn about our country's folklore, art, dance and culture! T

This event is free to the public and it is from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. 

There is also free parking available at the University of the District of Columbia at 4200 Connecticut Avenue (Van Ness Street entrance).

Photo ID is required for admission. 

For the full list of the Embassies participating, please click this link: https://www.culturaltourismdc.org/portal/signature-events

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International Children's Festival
12:00 PM12:00

International Children's Festival

  • Ronald Reagan International Building (map)
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 The Embassy of Panama joins 20+ other embassies to present culture in various facets to children and families at the 2018 Culturfied International Children’s Festival in Washington, DC.

The festival will be held April 29, 2018 from Noon-4 PM at the Ronald Reagan Building & International Trade Center.

The International Children’s Festival was originally created and presented up until 2012 by Meridian International Center Educational Outreach Programs and will be relaunched and presented this year by Culturfied Foundation.

The Culturfied Foundation is a leading non-profit organization headquartered in Washington, D.C. Through strategic partnerships the foundation offers a cultural literacy program to elementary and middle school students annually in the Washington metro area.

The International Children’s Festival is the foundation’s latest project to join their portfolio of more than a dozen cultural education programs and events each year.

Mele Melton, President of Culturfied Foundation says, “We are proud to present the 2018 festival and we are delighted that it is FREE and open to the public! We expect large attendance from Washington, D.C. metro area elementary, middle and high schools students and their families, as well as Diplomatic staff, Hill staff and their families. We are looking forward to a great day of learning and sharing.”

The Culturfied International Children’s Festival is designed to provide Washington D.C metropolitan area families with a unique exposure to international customs from a wide variety of cultures, all conveniently located in one central location.  Every child will become a ‘global explorer’ and will have the opportunity to:

·         Travel to embassy-sponsored booths and get their passport stamped 

·         Sample international cuisine and make traditional arts and crafts 

·         Learn about the diverse traditions and world geography 

·         Try on attire of countries around the world 

·         Enjoy international dance, music, and comedic acts; many groups will delight children and their families by inviting them on stage for interactive lessons.

For more information about Culturfied Foundation, visit http://culturfied.org/  or search ‘Culturfied’ on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to connect.

For more information about the International Children’s Festival,

sign up for FREE here:


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