Book Group Meeting — December 13, 2022 — In Person and Google Meet — 12:30 or 2 pm

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In December we will discuss Captains of the Sands by Jorge Amado. We are invited to lunch together in Palermo and to discuss the book in person afterwards or you can join us on Google Meet at 2 pm, Tuesday, December 13. This is the second Tuesday of the month, as usual. To RSVP and to receive the address or Google Meet ID, please email tonilin@aol.com.

This will be the last book we discuss in 2022. What a good reading and discussing year it has been!

The list of books to be read and discussed by the BAIN Downtown Book Group for 2023 is now being prepared. If you would like to participate in the selection, if you want to see the draft list, or if you have a suggestion for next year, please email tonilin@aol.com. Your input is vital!

December 2022 — Captains 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 — Recoleta — Friday, November 11 — 8 pm

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

Location: Recoleta – Exact address provided upon RSVP

Date: Friday, November 11

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: beth@eviking.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.

Book Group Meeting — Tuesday, November 8, 2 pm, Google Meet and In Person

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In November we will discuss The Post Office Girl by Stefan Zweig. We are invited to lunch together in Palermo and discuss the book in person afterwards or you can join us on Google Meet at 2 pm, Tuesday, November 8. This is the second Tuesday of the month, as usual. To RSVP and to receive the address or Google Meet ID, please email tonilin@aol.com.

The list of books to be read and discussed by the BAIN Downtown Book Group for the remainder of 2022 appears below. Recommendations for 2023 are welcome. Please!

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 2022 — Captains 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

Strictly Social — Recoleta Grand Hotel — Friday, October 28, 6 pm

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

Please send your RSVP to tonilin@aol.com

FRIDAY, October 28, 2022 beginning at 6 p.m.

BAIN will provide light appetizers, and members and guests can purchase 2 for 1 drinks from the extensive bar menu.

Location: Recoleta Grand Hotel — Las Heras 1745, Recoleta

Fees: BAIN Downtown members – 1000 pesos

Guests – 2000 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 3000 pesos.

Wine & Tapas — Saturday, October 15 — 8 pm in Recoleta

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

Location: Recoleta – Exact address provided upon RSVP

Date: Saturday, October 15

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: richdavella@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

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.

Book Group Meeting — Tuesday, October 11

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In October we will discuss Migrations by Charlotte McConaghy. We can have lunch together in Palermo and discuss the book in person afterwards or you can join us on Google Meet at 2 pm, Tuesday, October 11. This is the second Tuesday of the month, as usual. To RSVP and to receive the address or Google Meet ID, please email tonilin@aol.com.

The list of books to be read and discussed by the BAIN Downtown Book Group for the remainder of 2022 appears below. Recommendations for 2023 are welcome. Please!

October 2022 — Migrations – Charlotte McConaghy — 228 pp – 2021— An 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 2022 — Captains 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

Strictly Social — Friday, September 30, 6 pm — Argenta Tower Hotel

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

Please send your RSVP to tonilin@aol.com

FRIDAY, September 30, 2022 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 – 1000 pesos

Guests – 2000 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 3000 pesos.

BAIN Downtown End of Month Social! Friday, July 29, 6 – 9 pm, Recoleta Grand Hotel

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Let’s get together like old times!  Let’s get together and make plans for the new times!  All BAIN Downtown members are invited to the first Strictly Social event since 2020! 

We will meet and mingle at the Recoleta Grand Hotel.  New members (and there are quite a few) and known faces will share stories of the city, travel,  This month, in celebration, BAIN pays for the picada.  The hotel offers 2×1 drinks.  

RSVP to bain.downtown@gmail.com as soon as possible so we can reserve the space.  

Welcome back special!  To celebrate our return!

Members — hug, beso, or fist bump of choice

Guests —  AR$ 1000

Yearly dues — AR$ 3000

Where:

  • Recoleta Grand Hotel
  • Las Heras 1745
  • Recoleta

When:

  • 6 to 9 pm
  • Friday
  • July 29

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

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.