Sunday 6th March will take place the traditional Barranco Carnival. The event will start at 1 pm in Centenario street and will finish in the main plaza at midnight, presenting music and shows.

More info and the complete itinerary in the link.



Some parks of Miraflores are going to host live music concerts.

When & Where:  

Saturday 5th Raimondi Park (Malecón Cisneros cdra. 4) presents the tenor Freddy Oblitas. 5 pm.

Saturday 12th Intihuatana Park (Malecón de la Reserva, cdra. 7) presents Bossa Nova by Eric Burgos. 5 pm.




‘Centro Cultural de España’ – Santa Beatriz presents ‘Poder Verde’. Art pieces by a group of artists originally from the Amazon Forest. Until March 27. Free.

‘Centro Cultural Peruano Británico’ – Miraflores presents ‘Young artists from Arequipa’. March 3 until April 30. Free.
‘Amaranto’ Art Gallery – Barranco presents ‘Bitácora de Viaje’. Hosted in a beautiful and typical ‘rancho barranquino’, this new gallery exhibits paintings and sculptures by artists coming from different Peruvian regions. Ayacucho 269. March. Free.

‘Alianza Francesa’ – Miraflores presents an event called: ‘Volunteering, Solidarity and Cultural Exchange’ by France Volontaires. Film and discussion. March 15th 8:00 pm.

Films: AF – Miraf. presents also two of the best films by Jacques Tati: ‘Play Time’ (March 28) and ‘Parade’ (March 31st), both at 7:30 pm. Free.

‘Centro Cultural Inca Garcilaso’ presents 4 conferences about Lima. Architecture, Cartography and Sociology. Every Wednesday of March 7:00 pm. Free.


Current Events 02-Mar-11 Election Forum with Carlos Morelli

Have you seen all the election advertisements lining the streets? Have you wondered who the candidates are and what they stand for? South American Explorers is hosting an Election Forum, it will be a time to learn about and discuss different topics regarding the election. Carlos Morelli–from InsideLima–will give an introduction to the election and then there will be time for discussion and questions. The elections are April 10th so come and get informed about the 2011 general elections that are fast approaching. Cost: Members 4 soles, Non-members 7 soles. Date: March 2nd from 6pm until 7:45pm. Where: South American Explorers Lima Clubhouse, Calle Piura 135, Miraflores


Downtown Walking Tour
Following the success of our Halloween/Criollo Music Day walking tour back in October, we’re planning another walking tour with Carlos from InsideLima. This time it will be a tour of downtown Lima, visiting many points of interest in the city center, including the MALI museum. The tour will last approximately 3 hours, after which we’ll enjoy refreshments at a restaurant. To help us with organizing this event, we would be grateful if you could let us know if you are planning to join us (email here). The cost includes transport, the tour with professional guide, museum, drink and snacks.

+ Date: Sunday, February 6th at 3:15pm
+ Location: Meet at the Clubhouse, Calle Piura 135, Miraflores
+ Cost: Approx. $17 for Member, $20 for Non-member


26-Jan-11 The Origins of Lima with InsideLima This January will mark the 476th year since the city of Lima was founded by Francisco Pizarro and his Spanish conquerors. If you’d like to know more about the origins of Peru’s capital, then come to the clubhouse on the 26th of January when Carlos Morelli from InsideLima will be here to speak about the old city. If you’re thinking of joining us on our walking tour of downtown Lima at the end of the month, this is your chance to discover the history behind some of the places we will visit on the tour. Cost: Members 4 Soles, Non-members 7 Soles. Date: Wednesday 26th of January from 6pm until 7:45pm. Where: Lima Clubhouse, Calle Piura 135, Miraflores.


This weekend and the next week you can visit one of the many bars of Lima (check in the website which bars make discounts) and celebrate the city birthday (January 18th) drinking one of the most famous and easy-to-prepare local cocktails: the Chilcano. Seems to be that this drink appeared in Callao, created by Italian immigrants in the beginning of the 20th century.

‘The Chilcano Week ‘ ends on the 17th January


Lima celebrates its birthday on January 18th ( 475 years since its foundation) and normally the City Hall organizes many events (concerts, exhibitions, etc.) in the downtown area (Plaza de Armas, Plaza San Martin).

‘ICPNA’ ART GALLERY – MIRAFLORES: ‘Percepciones – María Cecilia Piazza 1975 – 2010’ is a very interesting photo exhibition, which includes her experience as a photo reporter for different local magazines, as well as photos taken in La Habana and Irak. Av. Angamos 160, Tuesday to Sunday 11:00 am – 8:00 pm. Until January 23 (new closing date). Free.

‘CENTRO CULTURAL UNIVERSIDAD CATÓLICA’ – SAN ISIDRO: The Calder exhibition showing his very first drawings goes on until January 20. Mon-Sun 10:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. Free. Starting on January 20 it will be possible to watch the best films of 2010.

‘MALI – MUSEO DE ARTE DE LIMA’ – DOWNTOWN: Exhibition about ‘Los Funerales de Atahualpa’, important painting of the XIX century, including also the techniques for its restoration. You can also appreciate 2 interesting MALI collections: modern art pieces and Pre-Columbian textiles.

‘CENTRO CULTURAL DE ESPAÑA’ – SANTA BEATRIZ: The 6 best films of 2010 according to ‘Godard’ Film Magazine. January 11 – January 20. Free.

‘AMARANTO’ ART GALLERY – BARRANCO: Last days for visiting one of the bests art expositions in town. Local artist Ricardo Wiesse presents ‘Pieles’, art pieces that represent the Ica dunes using different techniques. Ayacucho 269, Barranco, close to the Bridge of Sighs. Until January 9th. Free.


29-Dec-10 Inside Lima – La Victoria

This month, Carlos Morelli from InsideLima will be back at the clubhouse to speak about La Victoria, one of the 49 districts of Lima. Although this district will never be included in a standard city tour, ‘La Rica Vicky’ has a strong identity and many points of interest for those who want to explore the real Lima. Some of its most notable landmarks include Polvos Azules black market, the San Cosme and El Pino hills (considered among the first shanty towns of the city), Alianza Lima Stadium and La Parada Market. La Victoria is famous for hosting two important brothel zones, in the past, Huatica and México. You can also see the Interbank building, the most modern construction in town, designed by the famous Austrian architect Hans Hollein, or eat what some consider to be the best cebiche in the world at Chez Wong.

As always, Carlos will provide an interesting insight into aspects of the city that you won’t find in a guidebook, so join us for this unique opportunity to get to know the real Lima.

Date: Wednesday 29th of December from 6pm until 7:45pm.
Where: Lima Clubhouse, Calle Piura 135, Miraflores.


‘Centro Cultural Britanico’ hosts in the ‘John Harriman Art Gallery’ an exhibition dedicated to Carlos Bernasconi. The works of this versatile and multiple artist include sculpture, painting, jewelry, pottery and other disciplines. Until December 17th. Free.

‘Centro Cultural San Marcos’ presents an exhibition of black and white paintings by Alberto Quintanilla (Cusco, 1934). The famous artist left the colors behind and prepared this works during the last 2 years. Until December 22nd. 10:00- 13:00 / 14:00-17:00. Free.

‘Centro Cultural de España’ presents ‘Afrocine’, 1st African Film Festival. December 7th – 19th. As part of the festival, on Saturday 11th at 4:00 pm will take place a concert by ‘Colectivo Palenke’. Free.

‘Instituto Italiano de Cultura’ presents a piano recital by Carmen Escobedo and Diego Puertas. They will play Italian compositions and also pieces by Debussy, Fauré, Ravel and Velarde. December 22nd 7:30 pm, ‘Luigi Pirandello’ Theatre (Alejandro Tirado 274, Santa Beatriz). Free.

‘Del Barrio’ Art Gallery presents ‘Circus Vitae’, paintings and art objects by Alberto Lama. Until January 2nd. Bernardino Cruz 148, Chorrillos. Free.

‘Centro Cultural CAFAE’ presents a cycle of claustrophobic films. You can enjoy films like ‘Repulsion’ (Roman Polanski, 1965), ‘Shock corridor’ (Samuel Fuller, 1963), ‘The Narrow Margin’ (Richard Fleischer, 1952). Every weekend of December (Sat&Sun) at 7:30 pm. Av. Arequipa 2985, San Isidro. Free.

‘Forum’ Art Gallery presents ‘No solo los chanchos vuelan’ (Not only pigs fly), a collection of mobiles by Aldo Shiroma where the artist wants to express his desire of flying. All December. Larco 1150 (Basement), Miraflores. Free.

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