Wine & Tapas — Canada Day!! — Friday, July 1, 8 pm, Recoleta

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Our next BAIN Downtown Wine and Tapas is on July 1, when we’ll be celebrating CANADA DAY at the home of Helen Wilkie!

Location: Recoleta — address to be provided on RSVP

Date: Friday, July 1, 2022

Time: 8 pm till whenever

Bring wine, finger food and your lovely self for a night of socializing, conversation and fun. You will not be required to sing Oh Canada, and you’ll be happy to know Helen will not be singing it either!

RSVP to helenwilkie@me.com

This is also a good occasion to pay your 2022 dues (AR$3000), if you haven’t already.

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 a limited number of BAIN members 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.

Wine & Tapas — June 18 — 8 pm — Palermo Botanico

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Please join ​BAIN​ Downtown for an evening of wine, tapas, and friendly conversation. This is also a good occasion to pay your 2022 dues (AR$3000), if you haven’t already.

Location: Palermo Botanico – Exact address provided upon RSVP

Date: Saturday, June 18

Time:  8:00 pm

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

Space is limited. Please RSVP to: jisaacs61@hotmail.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! One of our members has graciously opened their doors to create a social environment for a limited number of BAIN members 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

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  • 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.

Virtual Book Group — June 14 — 2 pm — NOTE NEW TIME

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In June we will discuss No Time to Spare by Ursula Leguin. The meeting will be on Google Meets at 2 pm, June 14. This is the second Tuesday of the month, as usual. To receive the meeting ID, please email tonilin@aol.com. The meeting will be an hour later than usual, to accommodate schedules. Please let us know how this time works for you.

The list of books to be read and discussed by the BAIN Downtown Book Group for the remainder of 2022 appears below. Hope to see you there.

June 2022 — No Time to Spare – Ursula Leguin – 240 pagesAn Amazon Best Book of December 2017: Ursula K. Le Guin is comfortable with her age. Or at least she’s comfortable with the fact that it’s not a completely comfortable arrangement. In the opener to this collection of personal essays, Le Guin notes that, now that she’s in her eighties, all her time is occupied by the activities of life—she has no spare time and no time to spare. Le Guin is a thoughtful and careful writer, and so her opinions are thoughtfully and carefully organized. She knows what she thinks, and she writes so well that you’ll want to return to these candid essays—the product of a blog she started when she was 81 years old—like returning to an older, wiser friend. —Chris Schluep, The Amazon Book Review

July 2022 — The Museum of Modern Love – 304 pp — 2018 —  An Amazon Best Book of December 2018: In any other hands, this novel centered around performance artist Marina Abramovic’s famous 2010 MoMA exhibit titled The Artist Is Present might not have worked. But Heather Rose’s poetic language, at once both accessible and heart-searing, is also a work of art. Movie composer Arky Levin is depressed and isolated from the family he’s known for 24 years after being written out of his wife’s legal wishes when she falls into a coma. He should be working on music for a new animated movie, but instead he finds himself sitting on the sidelines watching Marina’s silent performance every day, and over time, he is completely changed by the experience. This is a captivating story on the improbability of life, the power of art to transform our pain, a meditation on the fluidity of time, and the ruse of human separation. –Marlene Kelly

August 2022 — The Spectator Bird – Wallace Stegner – 224 pp —  2017This tour-de-force of American literature and a winner of the National Book Award is a profound, intimate, affecting novel from one of the most esteemed literary minds of the last century and a beloved chronicler of the West.  “A fabulously written account of regret, memory and the subtleties and challenges of a long successful marriage. Stegner deals with the dual threads of the novel with aplomb…. A thoughtful, crystalline book.” —Matthew Spencer, The Guardian

September 2022 — How Beautiful We Were – 284 pp – 2021 — A fearless young woman from a small African village starts a revolution against an American oil company in this sweeping, inspiring novel from the New York Times bestselling author of Behold the Dreamers.

ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR: The New York Times, People  ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR: The New York Times Book Review, The Washington Post, Esquire, Good Housekeeping, The Christian Science Monitor, Marie ClaireMs. magazine, BookPage, Kirkus Reviews

October 2022 — Migrations – 228 pp – 2021An Amazon Best Book of August 2020: Clear your calendar and settle in for a brilliant and breathless read. Migrations is about a woman who goes to the ends of the earth in search of herself and to track what just might be the last migration of Arctic terns, birds that travel from pole to pole every year. It’s also about love, adventure, climate change, and what happens when a person simultaneously runs away from her past and runs straight towards it. Migrations gets richer with every scene as you learn more about Franny Stone—why she boards a boat full of fishermen, why birds call to her, how she fell in love with her husband, and how death stalks her at every turn. From Antarctica to a prison in Ireland, Australia to Galway, Franny traverses the world and with every turn of the page, you learn more about why she’s always on the move. The novel’s pacing is phenomenal—and the candor, veracity, and clarity with which it’s written make it feel like a memoir. Migrations is confessional, intimate and one of the best books I’ve read this year. —Al Woodworth, Amazon Book Review

November 2022 – The Post Office Girl – Stefan Zweig —  2008 – 278 pp — Never before published in English, this extraordinary book is an unexpected and haunting foray into noir fiction by one of the masters of the psychological novel.

December 2022Captains of the Sands – Jorge Amado – 288 pp – 2013 — A Brazilian Lord of the Flies, about a group of boys who live by their wits and daring in the slums of Bahia.  “Amado was writing to save his country’s soul. . . . The scenes where the captains of the sands manage to fool the rich of the city and get away with it would have made Henry Fielding or Charles Dickens proud.” —Colm Tóibín, from the Introduction
“Amado is Brazil’s most illustrious and venerable novelist.”—The New York Times

“Brazil’s leading man of letters . . .  Amado is adored around the world!” —Newsweek

Wine & Tapas — Saturday, April 23, 7:30, San Telmo

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Please join ​BAIN​ Downtown for an evening of wine, tapas, and friendly conversation. This is also a good occasion to pay your 2022 dues (AR$3000), if you haven’t already.

Location: San Telmo – Exact address provided upon RSVP

Date: Saturday, April 23

Time:  7:30 pm

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

Space is limited. Please RSVP to: gillbschneiderman@gmail.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! One of our members has graciously opened their doors to create a social environment for a limited number of BAIN members 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

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  • 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 — Picnic in a Park — Saturday, March 5 — 6 to 8 pm

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Event: In Person Monthly Social!!

Bring:  your picnic basket with whatever you choose, mosquito repellent, blanket to sit on, party attitude

Time:  Saturday, March 5 — will be re-scheduled for inclement weather

Location:  Plaza Luis Leloir, Aguero 2501

Info or questionstonilin@aol.com  

A lovely outside venue to chat and catch up.  A chance to meet and make plans.  Share what you bring — or not.  It will be so good to see you!
 
You might also want to pay your AR$ 3000 dues for 2022, if you so choose.

Wine & Tapas — November 13 at 7 pm — Recoleta

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

Location: Palermo – Exact address provided upon RSVP

Date: Saturday, November 13

Time:  starts at 7:00 pm

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

Only members who have received two doses of vaccine are welcome.

Space is limited Please RSVP to: helenwilkie@me.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! One of our members has graciously opened their doors to create a social environment for a limited number of BAIN members 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

Wine and Tapas
  • 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.

Space and covid restrictions apply.

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Ladies’ Nights Out are back! October 7th. 19hs.   

RSVP to silporta@hotmail.com

Dear BAIN Downtown members, 
Ladies’ Nights are back!
We will get together at the beautiful terrace of the Emperador Hotel.  Take a look at their social media here: 
https://www.facebook.com/emperadorbsashttps://www.instagram.com/hotelemperador_bsas/
Time to get together for a chat with girlfriends! 
And if it’s your first time, don’t be shy, we are waiting to welcome you.

When: Thursday, October 7th,  2021 (Perfect to start the long weekend)

Where: Hotel Emperador – Av. Del Libertador 420

Time: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

IMPORTANT: Due to COVID protocols, the hotel won’t accept more than 16 people so please let us know if you want to attend. First RSVP, first on the list. 
Hope to see you there!
Silvia +549-11 3073 3039

BAIN DT Monthly Zoom Social — Talk about the Movie — Saturday, July 24, 5 pm

 

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Event:  Zoom Meeting – Not Quite End of the Month Social

Presentation:  Talk about Mi Obra Maestra

Time:  Saturday, July 24, 5 pm BA time

Zoom:  email tonilin@aol.com for Zoom meeting info, or join the BAIN DT Zoom room as you have in the past

After you watch Mi Obra Maestra, let’s talk about it!  Find it on Netflix.  It has English subtitles.  You’ll enjoy the story and the Argentine slant.  We’ll also compare titles of other Argentine movies we might want to talk about together.  So bring your favorite titles.

 

BAIN DT Monthly Zoom Social — Saturday, June 26, 5 pm

 

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Monthly Zoom Meeting

Event:  Zoom Meeting – End of the Month Social

Presentation:  Catch Up

Time:  Saturday, June 26, 5 pm BA time

Zoom:  email tonilin@aol.com for Zoom meeting info, or join the BAIN DT Zoom room as you have in the past

Join us for a Catch Up.  Sorry about the last minute notice.  If you can be at the Zoom meeting, it would be so good to see you.  Share what you’ve been doing, plans you have, things you have watched, things you have read, things you plan to read. 

Come with an idea for our next month’s social.  Please!!!

Kahoot!! BAIN DT Monthly Zoom Social — Saturday, May 29, 5 pm

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Event:  Zoom Meeting – End of the Month Social

Presentation:  Kahoot! Quiz

Time:  Saturday, May 29, 5 pm BA time

What?   It’s not really hard at all — patience!!  You will be glad!!

A BAIN Downtown fun and interactive on-line quiz, hosted by Stephen & Philip (from UK and based in SoHo) as the quiz masters.  It will last 30-40 minutes with additional time for getting up and running on the game.

Before starting you must have access to a SMART cell phone or tablet and a lap top/notebook/MacBook.  Both need to have an active internet connection.  Explanation below.

The quiz will be a mixture of questions — general knowledge, current affairs, history, music, films and sports. And the answers be multiple choice, one word typed answers, or true/false. We will have a couple of sample questions at the beginning, to help us all get on board.

When?

Saturday, 29 May, at 5 pm Argentine time. Use the usual zoom link and password or email tonilin@aol.com and she will send them to you.

How?

The key thing to remember is that for this quiz, the quiz questions appear on your lap top/tablet and then you will enter your answers on a separate phone/ device.

To get started — first download and activate the free “Kahoot !” application on your phone/tablet (use either App Store for Apple or Google Play for Android devices). Please take a little time to do this a day or so before the meeting, so you have the time to deal with any technical glitches. Each person playing will need to download the Kahoot app onto their device. The app will ask you a few basic questions and ask you to create a username nickname – be creative!

Toni will be starting the BAIN zoom video conference in the normal way and you will then see the quiz questions appear as part of the BAIN zoom meeting, in exactly the normal way and then the BAIN May 2021 Quiz fun begins J

Questions – Feel free to contact Stephen on stephen_meechan_uk@hotmail.com