As I was turning off my computer this evening, one final message popped up, and after reading it, I realized I would have to spend a few more minutes at the keyboard in order to let you know about a lovely event that’s coming up…
On Wednesday August 7th at 8:00 pm, Elena Martínez will present her latest collection of textile art at Amaros Restaurant-Gallery, located on Calle 59, between Calles 60 and 62
I have known Elena for at least 35 years and it is wonderful to see how her talent has developed. She uses appliqué, embroidery and fabric painting to produce whimsical pieces that depict simple every-day occurrences and feelings.
This latest exhibition is entitled: SE ME OLVIDÓ QUE TE OLVIDÉ (I forgot that I had forgotten you) Sounds intriguing, doesn’t it?
If you attend Elena’s show, you will probably want to stay for cocktails and dinner… Amaros has an extensive selection of vegetarian and meat dishes. As well, I can highly recommend the margaritas! And if the food & beverages and the art don’t entice you into Amaros, the restaurant also has live entertainment.
While I’m at it… I will tell you about another downtown entertainment venue I enjoy a lot.
La 68 reminds me of the coffee houses and bistros of my youth. This entertainment and cultural center shows short and feature length documentaries that certainly give me a lot to think about. Many of the films they show are in English with Spanish subtitles, but there are others that are in Spanish, with no subtitles.
La 68 has an outdoor dining area or if you prefer, you can order your food and drinks to enjoy while you watch the film. Different days of the week, the center has courses for children and adults. I have participated in the writing workshops and enjoyed them very much.
Neither Amaros or La 68 are air-conditioned, but under the shade of the leafy roofs, I never miss it. Both of these enterprises are locally owned, and patronizing them is a great way to support our community.
Maybe we’ll run into one another at Elena’s opening? I’m looking forward to it.