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March Book Group — Monday, March 16 — 2 pm — Recoleta

Next month the BAIN Book Group meets on Monday, March 16.  We usually meet on the second Monday of each month — but not this March!  At the March meeting we will be discussing Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari.

RSVP to tonilin@aol.com for the location of the March meeting and to let us know you will be coming.

Votes for books to be read over the rest of 2020 have been tallied.  Email tonilin@aol.com to get a copy of the tentative schedule and titles.

Sapiens, A Brief History of Humankind, Yuval Noah Harari. 2018, 443 pages.  “Sapiens tackles the biggest questions of history and of the modern world, and it is written in unforgettably vivid language.” (Jared Diamond, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Guns, Germs, and Steel, Collapse, and The World until Yesterday)

“Sapiens is learned, thought-provoking and crisply written…. Fascinating.” (Wall Street Journal)

“In Sapiens, Harari delves deep into our history as a species to help us understand who we are and what made us this way. An engrossing read.” (Dan Ariely, New York Times Bestselling author of Predictably Irrational, The Upside of Irrationality, and The Honest Truth About Dishonesty)

“Yuval Noah Harari’s celebrated Sapiens does for human evolution what Stephen Hawking’s A Brief History of Time did for physics.… He does a superb job of outlining our slow emergence and eventual domination of the planet.” (Forbes)

Ladies´ Night Out — Thursday, February 20 — 7:30 pm

Please RSVP to silporta@hotmail.com

Hello BAIN Downtown and Suburbs ladies! We are back! So join us for this month’s Ladies Night Out special.
The plan is to meet at a special place in Palermo. La Dolfina Polo Bar is a clothes store selling the famous polo team brand with a very cool bar in the back.  Check the link and you will fall in love with it

https://www.facebook.com/ldpolobar/

There will be lively conversation, drinks and nibbles and the most important … time with girlfriends!

First time? Don’t be shy. We are waiting to welcome you.
When: Thursday, February 20th
Where: La Dolfina Polo Bar Av. Pres. Figueroa Alcorta 3301,
Time: 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Hope to see you there!
Silvia
+54-911-30733039

Book Group — Monday, February 10, 2 pm, Barrio Norte

The BAIN Book Group meets on the second Monday of each month — in February on the 10th at 2 pm in Barrio Norte.  At the February meeting we will be discussing Born a Crime, by Trevor Noah.  In March, we will be discussing Sapiens, by Yuval Noah Harari.

RSVP to tonilin@aol.com for the location of the February meeting and to let us know you will be coming.

If you have not voted for your reading preferences for the rest of 2020, please email tonilin@aol.com. Your input is vital!!

Born a Crime, Stories of a South African Childhood, Trevor Noah.  2017, 304 pages.  #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The compelling, inspiring, and comically sublime story of one man’s coming-of-age, set during the twilight of apartheid and the tumultuous days of freedom that followed.
NAMED ONE OF PASTE’S BEST MEMOIRS OF THE DECADE • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY Michiko Kakutani, New York Times • USA Today • San Francisco Chronicle • NPR • Esquire • Newsday • Booklist

 

Sapiens, A Brief History of Humankind, Yuval Noah Harari. 2018, 443 pages.  “Sapiens tackles the biggest questions of history and of the modern world, and it is written in unforgettably vivid language.” (Jared Diamond, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Guns, Germs, and SteelCollapse, and The World until Yesterday)

Sapiens is learned, thought-provoking and crisply written…. Fascinating.” (Wall Street Journal)

“In Sapiens, Harari delves deep into our history as a species to help us understand who we are and what made us this way. An engrossing read.” (Dan Ariely, New York Times Bestselling author of Predictably Irrational, The Upside of Irrationality, and The Honest Truth About Dishonesty)

“Yuval Noah Harari’s celebrated Sapiens does for human evolution what Stephen Hawking’s A Brief History of Time did for physics.… He does a superb job of outlining our slow emergence and eventual domination of the planet.” (Forbes)

Date Change!! Palacio Barolo and Lunch — Wedesday, February 12 — 11 am

We’d love you to join us for a visit to one of the oldest and still most spectacular views of Buenos Aires and lunch.

WHERE: Palacio Barolo & Salon 1923, Avenida de Mayo 1370

WHEN: Wedesday, February 12, from 11-14 [1.5 h tour + lunch]
MEETING POINT & TIME: 10:50 in the center of Palacio Barolo lobby
HOW TO GET THERE: Buses 60, 39, Metro A Saenz Peña
RSVP: +5491136782558 or Deirdre.malone@gmail.com
PRICE: ARS 1600 to include guided tour in English, lunch with sharing plates at Salon 1923 with a glass of wine, fresh lemonade or soft drink including tip & a Trivia Quiz about this fascinating building.

PALACIO BAROLO
Designed by Italian architect Mario Palanti for the businessman Luigi Barolo with many allegorical architectural references to classical poet Dante Alighieri´s Divine Comedy, Palacio Barolo is divided into three sections, heaven, hell and purgatory. Departing from hell, we’ll take the stairway to heaven, reaching the dome, which was inspired  by the indian temples Hawa Mahal in Jaipur and Rajarani in Bhubaneswar.

Inaugurated in 1923, the building was the tallest in South America until the construction of the Kavanagh building in 1935. It was also the first reinforced concrete building measuring more than 100 m and is topped by a searchlight which originally was able to communicate with a twin building, the Palacio Salvo, over the other side of the Río de la Plata in Montevideo, Uruguay.The Buenos Aires City Government undertook a restoration of the building in 2010, which included making the searchlight operational again, for the celebration of Argentina’s bicentenary.

Note there is some walking at the end of the tour up to the lighthouse via a spiral staircase.

SALON 1923

Situated on the 16th floor of Palacio Barolo, decorated to recreate a 1920s ambiance, the Salon has two terraces and a lovely lounge.

Wine & Tapas — Palermo — Saturday, February 15, 8 to 11 pm

Please join BAIN​ Downtown for an evening of wine, tapas, and friendly conversation.

Location: Palermo – Exact address provided upon RSVP

Date: Saturday 15th February

Time:  8.00 – 11.00

Bring wine, finger food, and your sparkling self to join other BAIN members in a night of socializing and making new friends.  We look forward to catching up with you!

Please RSVP to: dansmithmaryland@aol.com

The address will be sent to you via email response.

New to Buenos Aires? New to BAIN Downtown, or is this your first Wine & Tapas? It’s easier than you think! Two of our members have graciously opened their doors to create a social environment for any BAIN member interested in attending.

If you are interested in becoming one of these fabulous hosts or if you have any questions about the event, please contact Venetia Featherstone-Witty: email address  chefvenetia@yahoo.com

  • This event is limited to current BAIN Downtown members only, and their personal guests.  If you are interested in becoming a member of BAIN Downtown, please contact bain.downtown@gmail.com
  • Wine & Tapas is held in a member’s private home.  Please extend your host the courtesy of an RSVP, and if it turns out that you can’t come, inform your host of that fact in advance of the event.

Coctel para Koalas // Australia Day Cocktail Bushfire Appeal, Monday, 27 January, 2020 at 19:00 | Eventbrite

Australia Day Bushfire Appeal Cocktail

A special evening to celebrate Australia Day and support those incredible organisations that are doing such phenomenal work in the wake of these fires to ensure the survival of Australia’s unique wildlife.

The event is generously supported by the Four Seasons and will be held in their most exclusive venue – the Mansion – so it is bound to be an unforgettable evening.

The ticket includes food and drinks.

The fabulous Dos Dingos Ceveceria will also be blessing everyone with their delicious Australian craft beers on the night – and introducing an exciting new collaborative brew that’s bound to have some massive impact…..

Aussie performer Steve Voser will be playing his original music.

Ticket price: 5500 pesos per person

Group discounts and sponsorship packages available. For more information please contact info@somos21.org.

All funds raised on the night will be donated to Wildlife Victoria.

It’s not easy watching these fires from a distance and not knowing how to help…. So we’re excited to be able to come together with a bunch of big-hearted humans in Buenos Aires to do what we can for Australia’s beloved wildlife.

More information to follow so please keep an eye on this page.

And if you have any items that you would like to donate for raffle or silent auction on the night please just let us know by sending an email to info@somos21.org.

Vote for Book Group Reads for 2020 — return form by February 7

Readers, please choose 10 from among the 26 books listed as candidates for 2020 reading by the BAIN Book Group.  Even if you won’t be in town for every meeting, anyone interested is invited to vote.  Fiction, non-fiction, books in translation, classics, they are all on the list.  Give 10 points to your favorite, 9 points to your next favorite, etc.    Address comments, get the form, and return the form to Tonilin@aol.com.  In a continued effort to please everyone …  Toni will forward you to the voting form if the list below doesn’t serve you.

Vote Title Author Pages Year
1 News of a Kidnapping Gabriel Garcia Marquez 291 1996
2 No One Writes to the Colonel Gabriel Garcia Marquez 69 1978
3 The Beautiful and Damned F. Scott Fitzgerald 218 1922
4 Aunt Julia and the Script Writer Mario Vargas Llhosa 388 2011
5 One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich: A Novel Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn 201 1962
6 The Blazing World Siri Hustvedt 369 2014
7 What I Loved Siri Hustvedt 386 2004
8 All Over Creation Ruth Ozeki 432 2004
9 The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating Elisabeth Tova Bailey 209 2013
10 Spell of the Sensuous Perception and Language in a More-Than-Human World David Abrams 368 2012
11 God’s Hotel: A Doctor, a Hospital, and a Pilgrimage to the Heart of Medicine — Victoria Sweet 372 2012
12 The Muralist B. A. Shapir 369 2015
13 Fruit of the Drunken Tree Ingrid Rojas Contreras 304 2018
14 Next Year in Havana Chanel Cleeton 394 2018
15 Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria Beverly Daniel Tatum 358 2017
16 The Indigo Girl Natasha Boyd 343 2017
17 Where’d You Go, Bernadette Maria Semple 335 2012
18 A Single Thread Tracy Chevalier 331 2019
19 Disappearing Earth Julia Phillips 262 2019
20 Fleishman Is in Trouble Taffy Brodesser-Akner 376 2019
21 On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous Ocean Vuong 256 2019
22 Red at the Bone Jacqueline Woodson 207 2019
23 Three Women Lisa Taddeo 320 2019
24 Kitchen House Kathleen Grissom 368 2010
25 Gilead Marilynne Robinson 247 2004
26 Everything I Never Told You Celeste Ng 298 2014

Wine & Tapas — Friday, January 17, 7 pm, Recoleta

Please join BAIN​ Downtown for an evening of wine, tapas, and friendly conversation.

Location: Recoleta – Exact address provided upon RSVP

Date: Friday 17th January. Time:  7.00 – 10.30

 

Bring wine, finger food, and your sparkling self to join other BAIN members in a night of socializing and making new friends.  We look forward to catching up with you!

Please RSVP to: mark@corporatephotographysydney.com.au

The cocktail of the night will be Caipirinhas, made with Cachaça (sugarcane liquor), lime, ice and sugar. If that takes your fancy, just bring nibbles instead of wine.

There will be a small piano if anyone would like to play, sing, recite something, or do the tango or fandango. Numbers are limited for this one because the apartment isn’t big enough for too many, about 20 people maximum. Apologies in advance in case it becomes very subscribed.

The address will be sent to you via email response.

New to Buenos Aires? New to BAIN Downtown, or is this your first Wine & Tapas? It’s easier than you think! One of our members has graciously opened their doors to create a social environment for any BAIN member interested in attending.

If you are interested in becoming one of these fabulous hosts or if you have any questions about the event, please contact Venetia Featherstone-Witty: email address  chefvenetia@yahoo.com

  • This event is limited to current BAIN Downtown members only, and their personal guests.  If you are interested in becoming a member of BAIN Downtown, please contact bain.downtown@gmail.com
  • Wine & Tapas is held in a member’s private home.  Please extend your host the courtesy of an RSVP, and if it turns out that you can’t come, inform your host of that fact in advance of the event.

Monthly Social — Recoleta Grand Hotel — 6 pm — Friday, January 31, 2020

The first BAIN DT social of 2020 will be held at the Recoleta Grand Hotel, Las Heras 1745.  Please join us on Friday, January 31 from 6 to 9 pm.  Meet the many new members and greet those who are back in town.

At the social, BAIN Downtown members will pay an entrance of 300 pesos. The guest fee is 500 pesos.  Light appetizers will be provided, and members and guests can purchase drinks with a 2 for 1 special BAIN Downtown offer. 

Please send your RSVP to tonilin@aol.com.

Location: Recoleta Grand Hotel, Las Heras 1745, CABA

Fees:      BAIN Downtown members – 300 pesos         Guests – 500 pesos*

*If you join BAIN Downtown at the meeting, your guest fee is waived. The fee to join BAIN for one year’s membership is currently 1000 pesos.

Book Group — January 13 — Barrio Norte — 2 pm

The BAIN Book Group meets on the second Monday of each month.  This month we will meet in Barrio Norte.  Please send your RSVP to tonilin@aol.com for the exact address.  Do not communicate directly with bain.downtown@gmail.com, please.  We really need suggestions for 2020 books.  Please send any and all to tonilin@aol.com.  We look forward to seeing you.

The book for January is Fascism, A Warning — Madeleine Albright, 294 pages.

From the book cover — The twentieth century was defined by the clash between democracy and Fascism, a struggle that created uncertainty about the survival of human freedom and left millions dead. Given these horrors, one might expect the world to reject the spiritual successors to Hitler and Mussolini should they arise in our era. In Fascism: A Warning, Madeleine Albright draws on her experiences as a child in war-torn Europe and her distinguished career as a diplomat to question that assumption.

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