Wine & Tapas — November 5, 7 to 10 pm in Caballito

Please send your RSVP to walcotth2@gmail.com.   You can buy your tickets to the November Year End Event at the Wine & Tapas!

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

Location: Caballito – Exact address provided upon RSVP

Date: Saturday, November 5, 2016

Time: 7:00 to 10 p.m.

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!

Please RSVP to walcotth2@gmail.com
The address will be sent to you via email response.

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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 Angela Restrepo: stila3107@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.

August Social — August 26 at 6 pm

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

BAIN Downtown members and guests are invited to the BAIN August social get-together.

The event will start at 6 p.m. at the Argenta Towers Hotel, Juncal 868.

BAIN will provide light appetizers, and members and guests can purchase two for the price of one drinks from the extensive bar menu.

Fees: BAIN Downtown members – no charge
Guests – 50 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 300 pesos.

Ninth Annual End of the Year Party — November 17, 2016

BAIN DOWNTOWN

NINTH ANNUAL END-OF-YEAR PARTY

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Date: Thursday, November 17, 2015

Time: 7 to 10 pm

Venue: Pur Sang in Recoleta
Quintana 191 (corner Montevideo)

Join us for BAIN Downtown’s
most popular event of the year!

Enjoy a sumptuous selection of canapés,
hot and chilled appetizers, sweets,
various juices and soft drinks,
red and white wine, and champagne!

Saxophone, guitar and vocals performed throughout the evening
by Fabián Giuri – http://www.fabiangiuri.com

Dress code? Anywhere from cocktail to casual!

Cost: Members – AR$400 if purchased before October 31
Members – AR$500 if purchased on or after November 1
Non-Members – AR$700*

*Guests who join at this event will pay only the member price
Cost of annual membership is AR$300

TICKETS MUST BE PURCHASED IN ADVANCE
(see any Board member at any BAIN event; contact information below)

Board members and contact information:
Toni – tonilin@aol.com
Walcott – walcotth2@gmail.com
Silvia – silporta@hotmail.com
Celia – celiacriseo@rauljak.com.ar
Bonnie – bonniekraft@yahoo.com

Ladies Night Out — Tuesday, May 24

RSVP to Silvia Portalanza silporta@hotmail.com
Join us for this month’s Ladies Night Out to do something different. We will visit a vegetarian closed door restaurant!
Check the link and you’ll love it too  https://juevesalamesa.wordpress.com/ 
There will be lively conversation, organic wine, and delicious food!
First time?  Don’t be shy.  We are waiting to welcome you.
Tuesday, May 24th, 2016
Price: AR$ 330, tip included.
IMPORTANT: we need 12 people to make it happen so please RSVP right away.  By confirming you agree to pay the mentioned amount.
RSVP to Silvia Portalanza silporta@hotmail.com

Monthly Meeting — Strictly Social — Friday, April 29

RSVP to tonilin@aol.com

Location:  Recoleta Grand Hotel, Las Heras 1745

Time:  6 pm to 8 pm

This popular meeting will be held at the bar in the lovely Grand Hotel in Recoleta.  BAIN will provide light appetizers and finger food, and members and guests can purchase drinks from the extensive bar menu.

Fees: BAIN Downtown members – no charge

Guests – 50 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 300 pesos.

Monthly Social Meeting — Friday, March 25

BAIN Downtown members and guests are invited to join in the March social get-together. This popular meeting will be held at a NEW VENUE this month: The lovely Grand Hotel in Recoleta.

 The event will start at 6 p.m. BAIN will provide light appetizers and finger food, and members and guests can purchase drinks from the extensive bar menu.

Location: The bar in the Grand Hotel in Recoleta, Las Heras 1745

Date and Time: Friday, March 25, beginning at 6 p.m.

Fees: BAIN Downtown members – no charge

Guests – 50 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 300 pesos.

(No RSVP is needed for this event)

March Wine and Tapas — Saturday, March 19

Send your RSVP to jisaacs61@hotmail.com 

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

Location: Palermo – Exact address provided upon RSVP

Time:  8:00 p.m.  

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!

Please RSVP to jisaacs61@hotmail.com 

The address will be sent to you via email response.

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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 Angela Restrepo: stila3107@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.

Dinner — March 17

Please RSVP to Jorge Jakimczuk at jorgejak@sion.com

Join us for our BAIN Downtown March dinner, this time with fabulous Italian food at the Ristorante Bella Italia.

Where: Ristorante Bella Italia, Republica Arabe Siria 3285 in Palermo

When: Thursday, March 17 at 8 p.m.

Cost: 470 pesos in cash (wine and tip are not included)

 

March Morning Coffee — March 18

Come join us for a Morning Coffee!

For this social event, please bring food of your choice.  Be creative! This might include:

Fresh fruit
Fresh vegetables with dip
Deviled eggs
Sliced apples with dulce de leche
Picada (small squares of ham or turkey and cheese)
Medialunas from your local bakery
Other baked goods

Your host will provide the venue and coffee.

Location: The home of Ricardo Hadis in La Imprenta, Belgrano
(You will receive the address after you send your RSVP.)

Date and Time: Friday, March 18 from 10.30 until noon

RSVP: Ricardo Hadis at richadis@myfastmail.com

Please note: The Morning Coffee 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.

This event is limited to current BAIN Downtown members and their personal guests. If you are interested in becoming a member of BAIN Downtown, please contact bain.downtown@gmail.com.

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January Book Group — Address Update

For January, we chose The Harder They Come by TC Boyle.

Please note if there is still strong interest in reading My Struggle by Karl Ove Knausgard, we will take that into consideration. Please email me (jendan@gmail.com) with your thoughts on My Struggle and we will make a decision about whether it will be the book for our book group.

As always, please email Jennifer (jendan@gmail.com) with any ideas you have for future book clubs.

Next meeting of the book club:

Date:  January 12, 2016

Time:  3:30 pm

Location: Libros del Pasaje, Thames 1762

RSVP: Toni Quintana at tonilin@aol.com

January 12, 2016

The Harder They Come by TC Boyle

Set in contemporary Northern California, The Harder They Come explores the volatile connections between three damaged people—an aging ex-Marine and Vietnam veteran, his psychologically unstable son, and the son’s paranoid, much older lover—as they careen towards an explosive confrontation.

On a vacation cruise to Central America with his wife, seventy-year-old Sten Stensen unflinchingly kills a gun-wielding robber menacing a busload of senior tourists. The reluctant hero is relieved to return home to Fort Bragg, California, after the ordeal—only to find that his delusional son, Adam, has spiraled out of control.

Adam has entered a relationship with a much older woman who is a right-wing anarchist.  As Adam becomes increasinly unstable, he kills two people and then runs into the woods resulting in the largest manhunt in California history.

As he explores a father’s legacy of violence and his powerlessness in relating to his equally violent son, T. C. Boyle offers unparalleled psychological insights into the American psyche. Inspired by a true story, The Harder They Come is a devastating and indelible novel from a modern master.

 

Empire by Niall Ferguson

February 16, 2016

The British Empire was the largest in all history: the nearest thing to world domination ever achieved. By the eve of World War II, around a quarter of the world’s land surface was under some form of British rule. Yet for today’s generation, the British Empire seems a Victorian irrelevance. The time is ripe for a reappraisal, and in Empire, Niall Ferguson boldly recasts the British Empire as one of the world’s greatest modernizing forces. An important new work of synthesis and revision, Empire argues that the world we know today is in large measure the product of Britain’s Age of Empire. The spread of capitalism, the communications revolution, the notion of humanitarianism, and the institutions of parliamentary democracy-all these can be traced back to the extraordinary expansion of Britain’s economy, population, and culture from the seventeenth century until the mid-twentieth. On a vast and vividly colored canvas, Empire shows how the British Empire acted as midwife to modernity. Displaying the originality and rigor that have made him the brightest light among British historians, Ferguson shows that the story of the Empire is pregnant with lessons for today-in particular for the United States as it stands on the brink of a new era of imperial power, based once again on economic and military supremacy. A dazzling tour de force, Empire is a remarkable reappraisal of the prizes and pitfalls of global empire.