Antigua Guatemala Events

Oct
23
Mon
Trova & Reggae with Gustavo Santos @ Las Palmas
Oct 23 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Trova and reggae night with Gustavo Santos. From 8PM – 10PM.

Las Palmas Antigua Guatemala - Reggae

Oct
24
Tue
Niños de Guatemala (NGO) Tour – San Lorenzo El Cubo @ Departure from Iglesia Santa Lucia, Antigua Guatemala
Oct 24 @ 7:45 am

San Lorenzo El Cubo Tour – Carpentry, Worry Doll Making and El Porvenir School

We start with a chicken bus ride (local bus) from Antigua to San Lorenzo el Cubo (20 minutes away, fare covered by tour cost) and discuss the history and community of San Lorenzo. San Lorenzo is a small town, a different world from Antigua and even Ciudad Vieja.

Out first stop is to the house of one of the families whose children attend our school. We visit the carpentry workshop of the father and learn about his working conditions and the furniture industry in Guatemala.

Our next stop is to sit down with the mother and learn about traditional worry dolls (Quitapenas), which 80% of the mothers at our school make their living from. The best part is that each person gets to make a doll – but beware it is harder than it looks!

We finish by visiting our school El Porvernir, where we meet the children, tour the school and then enjoy a local snack while we learn about the programs we run at the school as well as the NGO itself, Niños de Guatemala, and how we are helping to break the poverty cycle.

We return to Antigua by private shuttle around midday.

Chocolate-Making Workshop – 11AM, 1:30PM, 4PM @ ChocoMuseo
Oct 24 @ 11:00 am

Chocolate-making workshops: From bean to bar.

Choco Museo Workshop

Romantic Bossa Nova at Las Palmas @ Las Palmas
Oct 24 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Romantic Bossa Nova music. From 7:30PM – 10PM.

Bossa Nova and Blues at Las Palmas Antigua

Gustavo, Latin & Western at Rainbow Cafe @ Rainbow Cafe
Oct 24 @ 8:00 pm
Gustavo, Latin & Western at Rainbow Cafe @ Rainbow Cafe | Antigua Guatemala | Sacatepéquez | Guatemala

Gustavo, Latin and Western at Rainbow Cafe. From 8PM.

Oct
25
Wed
Chocolate-Making Workshop – 11AM, 1:30PM, 4PM @ ChocoMuseo
Oct 25 @ 11:00 am

Chocolate-making workshops: From bean to bar.

Choco Museo Workshop

Film Series @ CFCE
Oct 25 @ 6:00 pm
Film Series @ CFCE | Antigua Guatemala | Sacatepéquez | Guatemala

International films in a private movie theater. Click link for schedule.

Trova & Reggae with Gustavo Santos @ Las Palmas
Oct 25 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Trova and reggae night with Gustavo Santos. From 8PM – 10PM.

Las Palmas Antigua Guatemala - Reggae

Live Music at Ocelot Welsh Tavern @ Ocelot Welsh Tavern
Oct 25 @ 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Live Music at Ocelot Welsh Tavern @ Ocelot Welsh Tavern | Antigua Guatemala | Sacatepéquez | Guatemala

Live music with guest artists. From 9:00PM – 11:00PM.

Oct
26
Thu
Niños de Guatemala (NGO) Tour – Ciudad Vieja @ Departure from Iglesia Santa Lucia, Antigua Guatemala
Oct 26 @ 8:15 am

Ciudad Vieja Tour – Chicken Buses, Coffins and Nuestro Futuro School

We will start with a chicken bus ride (local bus) from Antigua to Ciudad Vieja (15 minutes away, fare covered by tour cost), and discuss the history of Ciudad Vieja, the site of Guatemala´s second capital city.

Our first stop will be to a chicken bus refurbishing shop, where they turn US and Canadian school buses into the chicken buses you see throughout the country, and you will learn exactly how these incredible transformations occur, how the public transport system works, as well as why being a bus driver is the most dangerous job in Guatemala.

Our next visit is to a family-owned coffin carpentry workshop, where we see how they put together, paint and decorate coffins. We will talk about the industry and the cultural traditions related to death in Guatemala.

Next, we take a short walk through the neighborhood where many of our families live who send their children to our school. We will discuss the socio-economic situation of the families and the difficulties that they face.

We finish back at our beautiful school Nuestro Futuro, where we will learn about the school, the different projects we run, the NGO ´Niños de Guatemala´, and how we are helping to break the cycle of poverty and help the community achieve a better life. We also have a snack while we rest!

We then return to Antigua by local bus, around midday or a bit after.