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March Monthly Social — Friday, March 29, 6 pm

Join us for a social get together. Catch up. Check in. We’ll be glad to see you.

Please send your RSVP to Toni at tonilin@aol.com

FRIDAY, March 29, 2019, beginning at 6 p.m.

BAIN will provide light appetizers, and members and guests can purchase drinks from the extensive bar menu.

Location: Argenta Tower Hotel (Vivaldi Restaurant), Juncal 868, Microcenter

Fees: BAIN Downtown members – no charge

Guests – 250 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 now 800 pesos.

Wine & Tapas — Friday, March 8, 8 pm, in Recoleta

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

How does it work? 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! RSVP to mark@corporatephotographysydney.com.au .  The address will be sent to you via email response.

The event starts at 8 pm in Recoleta on Friday, March 8.

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 a BAIN Board Member or go to http://www.baindowntown.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.

WWine & 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.

MARCH MUSEUM TOUR AND LUNCH IN RECOLETA – March 7th

NATIONAL MUSEUM OF DECORATIVE ARTS. Guided tour in English. The furniture, the art and the beautiful building itself make this tour well worthwhile.

WHERE: Libertador 1902
WHEN: 13:15 Thurs. March 7th
COST: Free

LUNCH

Sintesis Tapas Asiaticas, 1.5 blocks from the museum. I just discovered this little gem. SPACE IS LIMITED to 12 people.  

WHERE: Jose Leon Pagano 2689
WHEN: 14:15
COST: 575 pesos cash to be paid to Joanna (exact change appreciated), includes  tip, glass of wine plus non-alcoholic drink, appetizer (choice of 5), main (choice of 8), coffee or ginger ice cream.

RSVP to Joanna Graf,          jsharpegraf@gmail.com by Tuesday, March 5th

February Monthly Social — Friday, February 22 — 6 pm — Argenta Tower Hotel

Join us for a social get together. Catch up. Check in. We’ll be glad to see you.

Please send your RSVP to Toni at tonilin@aol.com

FRIDAY, February 22, 2019, beginning at 6 p.m.

BAIN will provide light appetizers, and members and guests can purchase drinks from the extensive bar menu.

Location: Argenta Tower Hotel (Vivaldi Restaurant), Juncal 868, Microcenter

Fees: BAIN Downtown members – no charge

Guests – 250 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 800 pesos.

Museum and Lunch — Thursday, February 21st

Museum of Hispanoamerican art

RSVP to jsharpegraf@gmail.com by Feburary 19

RETIRO, MUSEUM OF HISPANO-AMERICAN ART Isaac Fernandez Blanco. An eclectic little museum with a collection of sculpture and silver items from North, Central and South America, located in an old mansion set in lovely grounds. An oasis in the middle of skyscrapers.
WHERE: Suipacha 1422, between Libertador and Arroyo
WHEN: 13:00 Thurs. Feb.21, for a self-guided tour
COST: 50 pesos

LUNCH

DA MINGO, one of my favourites, good food, service and atmosphere
WHERE: Juncal 887, across from Argenta Tower (2 blocks from the museum)
WHEN: 14:00
COST: 500 pesos cash to be paid to Joanna, includes  tip, glass of wine, appetizer, main (choice of 5, including low carb options, desert or coffee or water.

RSVP to Joanna Graf,          jsharpegraf@gmail.com by Tuesday, Feb. 19th.

February Book Group — Tuesday, February 12 — 2 pm — Palermo

We will meet in Palermo, not in Caballito (as we had planned at the last meeting).

At the February meeting we will be discussing There There by Tommy Orange.

The books we will read from February through May 2019 are listed below.  If you have suggestions or comments, send them to tonilin@aol.com.

Please join us for the discussion.  Whether or not you have read the book you are welcome to participate.  We meet on the second Tuesday of each month.

RSVP to tonilin@aol.com.  You will receive the address in response.

February — Orange, Tommy.  There There.  2018.  304 pp.

Orange’s debut is an ambitious meditation on identity and its broken alternatives, on myth filtered through the lens of time and poverty and urban life. Its many short chapters are told through a loosely connected group of Native Americans living in Oakland, Calif., as they travel to a powwow. They are all, as in Chaucer, pilgrims on their way to a shrine, or, as in Faulkner’s “As I Lay Dying,” an extended family crossing the landscape. The novel is their picaresque journey, allowing for moments of pure soaring beauty to hit against the most mundane, for a sense of timelessness to be placed right beside a clear eyed version of the here and now.

March — Roy, Arundhati, The God of Small Things. New York: Random House, 2008. 333 pp.

Compared favorably to the works of Faulkner and Dickens, Arundhati Roy’s modern classic is equal parts family saga, love story, and political drama. The seven-year-old twins Estha and Rahel see their world shaken irrevocably by the arrival of their beautiful young cousin, Sophie. It is an event that will lead to an illicit liaison and tragedies accidental and intentional, exposing “big things [that] lurk unsaid” in a country drifting dangerously toward unrest. Lush, lyrical, and unnerving, The God of Small Thingsis an award-winning landmark that started for its author an esteemed career of fiction and political commentary that continues unabated.

April — Boyne, John. The Boy in the Striped Pajamas. Oxford, England: David Fickling Books, 2007. 215 pp.

Bruno is 9 years old. His father has a cool job, he’s in charge of a lot of stuff. He runs a big place, with a huge wire fence, and a lot of people—men and boys—on the other side. They are skinny, they work hard, they are all very dirty, they are all wearing what looks like striped pajamas. There are soldiers, who poke at and laugh at the men and boys. Bruno has overheard his parents talking, and knows that his father’s boss, “The Fury,” arranged for them to move to the new home. Bruno’s older sister tells him that the place is called Out With.Bruno is not allowed to approach the camp, or the fence. But, since he plans on becoming an explorer when he grows up, he decides to go exploring. And on the other side of the fence he sees a speck. A tiny thing that, as he gets closer, reveals itself to be a boy. Perhaps a boy for Bruno to play with. This book is startling, horrifying, and yet the story is told in a charming way. Bruno and his friendship with Shmuel through the fence is just the story of two boys, but also a story of a Jewish Concentration Camp, told through the unaware eyes of the son of the man in charge of the camp. Bruno’s naivete brings humanity into the story.

May — Hope, Jahren. Lab Girl. New York: Vintage, 2017. 290 pp.

Acclaimed scientist Hope Jahren has built three laboratories in which she’s studied trees, flowers, seeds, and soil. Her first book is a treatise on plant life—but it is also so much more. Lab Girl is told through Jahren’s remarkable stories: about her childhood in rural Minnesota with an uncompromising mother and a father who encouraged hours of play in his classroom’s labs; about how she found a sanctuary in science, and learned to perform lab work done “with both the heart and the hands”; and about the inevitable disappointments but also the exhilarating discoveries of scientific work. Central is a relationship Jahren forged with a brilliant, wounded man, who becomes her lab partner and best friend. Their adventures in science take them from the Midwest across the U.S.  and back again, over the Atlantic to the ever-light skies of the North Pole and to tropical Hawaii, where she and her lab currently make their home.  Lab Girl opens your eyes to the beautiful, sophisticated mechanisms within every leaf, blade of grass, and flower petal.

Tour and Lunch – Wednesday, January 23

TOUR

MICROCENTRO – CASA ROSADA MUSEUM, museum located in the remains of the Fort of Buenos Aires
WHERE: Hipolito Yrigoyen just to the right and behind Casa Rosada.
WHEN: meeting time is 11:45 for the self-guided tour, you decide how much time you want to spend.
COST: free

LUNCH

CHINO CENTRAL, great food with some spicy options.
WHERE: Rivadavia 656 near Plaza de Mayo ( between Florida and Maipu. )
WHEN: 13:00
COST: 500 pesos cash to be paid to Joanna, includes cover, tip, drink, appetizer, main, desert or coffee.

RSVP to
Joanna Graf, jsharpegraf@gmail.com by Monday, Jan. 21.

Wine & Tapas — Saturday, February 2, 2019 — Recoleta — starts at 8 pm

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

How does it work? 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!

RSVP to jimvillage@icloud.com.  The address will be sent to you via email response.  The event starts at 8 pm in Recoleta on Saturday, February 2.

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 a BAIN Board Member or go to http://www.baindowntown.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.

January Monthly Social — Friday, January 25 — 6 pm — Argenta Tower Hotel

Join us for a social get together. Catch up. Check in. We’ll be glad to see you.

Please send your RSVP to Toni at tonilin@aol.com

FRIDAY, January 25, 2019, beginning at 6 p.m.

BAIN will provide light appetizers, and members and guests can purchase drinks from the extensive bar menu.

Location: Argenta Tower Hotel (Vivaldi Restaurant), Juncal 868, Microcenter

Fees: BAIN Downtown members – no charge

Guests – 250 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 now 800 pesos.

January Book Club, changed to Thursday, January 10, 2 pm, Caballito

At the January meeting we will be discussing Give People Money by Annie Lowrey.

The books we will read from January through 2019 are listed below.  If you have suggestions or comments, send them to tonilin@aol.com.

Please join us for the discussion.  Whether or not you have read the book you are welcome to join in.  We meet on the second Tuesday of each month.

RSVP to tonilin@aol.com.  You will receive the address in response.

1  January — Lowery, Annie. Give People Money: How a Universal Basic Income Would End Poverty, Revolutionize Work, and Remake the World.New York: Crown, 2018. 272 pp.

A brilliantly reported, global look at universal basic income—a stipend given to every citizen—and why it might be necessary in an age of rising inequality, persistent poverty, and dazzling technology. Imagine if every month the government deposited $1,000 into your bank account, with no expectations. It sounds crazy. But it has become one of the most influential and debated policy ideas of our time. In this sparkling and provocative book, economics writer Annie Lowrey examines the UBI movement from many angles. She travels to Kenya to see how a UBI is lifting the poorest people on earth, India to see how inefficient government programs are failing the poor, South Korea to interrogate UBI’s intellectual pedigree, and Silicon Valley to meet the tech titans financing UBI pilots in expectation of a world with advanced artificial intelligence and little need for human labor.

2  February — Orange, Tommy.  There There.  2018.  304 pp.

Orange’s debut is an ambitious meditation on identity and its broken alternatives, on myth filtered through the lens of time and poverty and urban life. Its many short chapters are told through a loosely connected group of Native Americans living in Oakland, Calif., as they travel to a powwow. They are all, as in Chaucer, pilgrims on their way to a shrine, or, as in Faulkner’s “As I Lay Dying,” an extended family crossing the landscape. The novel is their picaresque journey, allowing for moments of pure soaring beauty to hit against the most mundane, for a sense of timelessness to be placed right beside a cleareyed version of the here and now.

3  March — Roy, Arundhati, The God of Small Things. New York: Random House, 2008. 333 pp.

Compared favorably to the works of Faulkner and Dickens, Arundhati Roy’s modern classic is equal parts family saga, love story, and political drama. The seven-year-old twins Estha and Rahel see their world shaken irrevocably by the arrival of their beautiful young cousin, Sophie. It is an event that will lead to an illicit liaison and tragedies accidental and intentional, exposing “big things [that] lurk unsaid” in a country drifting dangerously toward unrest. Lush, lyrical, and unnerving, The God of Small Thingsis an award-winning landmark that started for its author an esteemed career of fiction and political commentary that continues unabated.

4 April — Boyne, John. The Boy in the Striped Pajamas. Oxford, England: David Fickling Books, 2007. 215 pp.

Bruno is 9 years old. His father has a cool job, he’s in charge of a lot of stuff. He runs a big place, with a huge wire fence, and a lot of people—men and boys—on the other side. They are skinny, they work hard, they are all very dirty, they are all wearing what looks like striped pajamas. There are soldiers, who poke at and laugh at the men and boys. Bruno has overheard his parents talking, and knows that his father’s boss, “The Fury,” arranged for them to move to the new home. Bruno’s older sister tells him that the place is called Out With.Bruno is not allowed to approach the camp, or the fence. But, since he plans on becoming an explorer when he grows up, he decides to go exploring. And on the other side of the fence he sees a speck. A tiny thing that, as he gets closer, reveals itself to be a boy. Perhaps a boy for Bruno to play with. This book is startling, horrifying, and yet the story is told in a charming way. Bruno and his friendship with Shmuel through the fence is just the story of two boys, but also a story of a Jewish Concentration Camp, told through the unaware eyes of the son of the man in charge of the camp. Bruno’s naivete brings humanity into the story.

5 May — Hope, Jahren. Lab Girl. New York: Vintage, 2017. 290 pp.

Acclaimed scientist Hope Jahren has built three laboratories in which she’s studied trees, flowers, seeds, and soil. Her first book is a treatise on plant life—but it is also so much more. Lab Girl is told through Jahren’s remarkable stories: about her childhood in rural Minnesota with an uncompromising mother and a father who encouraged hours of play in his classroom’s labs; about how she found a sanctuary in science, and learned to perform lab work done “with both the heart and the hands”; and about the inevitable disappointments but also the exhilarating discoveries of scientific work. Central is a relationship Jahren forged with a brilliant, wounded man, who becomes her lab partner and best friend. Their adventures in science take them from the Midwest across the U.S.  and back again, over the Atlantic to the ever-light skies of the North Pole and to tropical Hawaii, where she and her lab currently make their home.  Lab Girl opens your eyes to the beautiful, sophisticated mechanisms within every leaf, blade of grass, and flower petal.

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