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Book Group – December Meeting Postponed til January

Happy Holidays from the BAIN Book Group. We have become quite an enthusiastic group – 9 people in attendance at our last meeting to discuss The Stranger by Albert Camus.

The November meeting was our last for 2017.

A list of the books we are scheduled to read for the first two months of 2018 is below. We will be voting on the books for the remaining 10 months at the January meeting and by email, so send your suggestions to Toni Quintana (tonilin@aol.com), who is compiling the list.

Our location for the second Tuesday of every month is ICANA, 3 de Febrero 821 between Maure and Gorostiaga, Aula B in Sector Casa. Please join us, whether you have read the book or not.

On January 9, 2018, we will discuss The Orphan Master’s Son by Adam Johnson.
In February we will discuss The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane by Lisa See.

The Orphan Master’s Son – Adam Johnson (443 pages) — An epic novel and a thrilling literary discovery, The Orphan Master’s Son follows a young man’s journey through the icy waters, dark tunnels, and eerie spy chambers of the world’s most mysterious dictatorship, North Korea. A towering literary achievement, The Orphan Master’s Son ushers Adam Johnson into the small group of today’s greatest writers.

The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane – Lisa See (384 pages)
A thrilling new novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author Lisa See explores the lives of a Chinese mother and her daughter who has been adopted by an American couple. A powerful story about a family, separated by circumstances, culture, and distance, Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane paints an unforgettable portrait of a little known region and its people and celebrates the bond that connects mothers and daughters.

Questions and comments can be addressed to Toni at tonilin@aol.com.

After Office Cocktail Tasting — Tuesday, Nov 28, 7:30 pm at La Mas Querida

This month we will be at La Mas Querida for a “Cocktail Tasting” to enjoy some of the best drinks in Buenos Aires. Charly, the master mixologist, will be pulling out all of the stops to present us with some of his original creations as well as some classics. You will be able to select 3 mini cocktails from a variety of options. Take this opportunity to mingle and meet new friends while enjoying something new!

Please kindly RSVP by Friday, November 24 – Jill@jillcollins.com

Event:  Tuesday, November 28, 2017  from 19:30 to 21:30

Location: La Más Querida (Palermo)
Ángel Justiniano Carranza 1875
(between El Salvador y Costa Rica)

Cost:  $450 Members – BAIN Downtown*, $550 Non-Members

*BAIN members benefit from a reduced price for member events.
Non-members may join at any of our events and benefit from that day’s discount. Annual membership is $400.

Drinks: Choice of 3 mini cocktails from 7:30-9:30pm (additional cocktails can be purchased during and after the event)
Food: A variety of their infamous artisanal pizzas a la parrilla (grilled pizzas) will be served throughout the evening

If you are unable to attend at the last minute, please let us know so are not charged. Thanks!

December Social Meeting — December 8 at Argenta Tower Hotel, 6 to 8 pm

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

BAIN Downtown Monthly Social Get-Together
FRIDAY, December 8​​, 2017 beginning at 6 p.m.

BAIN Downtown members and guests are invited to this month’s BAIN social get-together.

The event will start 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 – 100 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 400 pesos.

Wine & Tapas in Puerto Madero — Friday, November 24 — 7 pm

BAIN​ Downtown members are invited

for an evening of wine, tapas, and friendly conversation.

Location: Puerto Madero – Exact address provided upon RSVP

Date: Friday November 24th   Time: 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm

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 Joanna Graf at  jsharpegraf@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 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.

 

 

Ladies’ Night Out — Tuesday, November 7, 7:30 pm in Palermo

This Ladies’ Night Out is a great opportunity for you to purchase your tickets to the BAIN Downtown End-of-Year Event.  The Party is Thursday, November 16 at Pur Sang in Recoleta.  Ticket prices are: Members – 800 pesos; Non-Members – 900 pesos.

For the Ladies’ Night, please RSVP to silporta@hotmail.com

Location: Anasagasti Bar
Address: Pasaje Anasagasti 2067 – Palermo
Time: 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Deal: The Crow Time – Craft cocktails AR$ 100 and each of us will order food from the menu.
Anasagasti is located just off Santa Fe, it is a hidden gem in a little street near the Alto Palermo Shopping
http://www.anasagasti.com.ar/

There will be lively conversation, amazing drinks and the most important… girl friends time and chat!
First time? Don’t be shy. We are waiting to welcome you.

Hope to see you there!
Silvia

October Luncheon — Thursday, October 26, El Burladero — 12:30 pm

At this Luncheon, you can purchase your tickets to the BAIN Downtown End-of-Year Event which is on Thursday, November 16 at Pur Sang in Recoleta.​ Ticket prices are: Members – 700 p​esos (after October 31 – 800 pesos); Non-Members – 900 pesos.

​PLEASE SEND YOUR RSVP TO MICHAEL:​ ​mweldon213@yahoo.com or call 4815-466​​0​ ​

The brothers that run El Burladero, Fervor, Sexto, Quotidiano and Sotte Voce, know how to deliver excellence. As expected we will be served a glass of cider or beer to go with the bread and entrada, and a glass of wine with the meal.

Please note that the menu does not include water or coffee. If you order either it will be an additional cost. Tap water will be available on the table.

Cost: 330 pesos (includes wine and tip).  As usual correct change will be appreciated

Book Group – Tuesday, November 14, 2 pm, at ICANA in Belgrano

Please join us, whether you have read the book or not, to discuss The Stranger by Albert Camus.

At this Book Group meeting, you can purchase your tickets to the BAIN Downtown End-of-Year Event. The End-of-Year Event is Thursday, November 16 at Pur Sang in Recoleta.​ ​Ticket prices are: Members – 700 p​esos (after October 31 – 800 pesos); Non-Members – 900 pesos.

On December 12 we will discuss The Orphan Master’s Son by Adam Johnson.

In January we will discuss The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane by Lisa See.

The Orphan Master’s Son – 443 pages by Adam Johnson — An epic novel and a thrilling literary discovery, The Orphan Master’s Son follows a young man’s journey through the icy waters, dark tunnels, and eerie spy chambers of the world’s most mysterious dictatorship, North Korea. Pak Jun Do is the haunted son of a lost mother – a singer “stolen” to Pyongyang – and an influential father who runs Long Tomorrows, a work camp for orphans. There the boy is given his first taste of power, picking which orphans eat first and which will be lent out for manual labor. Recognized for his loyalty and keen instincts, Jun Do comes to the attention of superiors in the state, rises in the ranks, and starts on a road from which there will be no return. Considering himself “a humble citizen of the greatest nation in the world,” Jun Do becomes a professional kidnapper who must navigate the shifting rules, arbitrary violence, and baffling demands of his Korean overlords in order to stay alive. Driven to the absolute limit of what any human being could endure, he boldly takes on the treacherous role of rival to Kim Jong Il in an attempt to save the woman he loves, Sun Moon, a legendary actress “so pure, she didn’t know what starving people looked like.” Part breathless thriller, part story of innocence lost, part story of romantic love, The Orphan Master’s Son is also a riveting portrait of a world heretofore hidden from view: a North Korea rife with hunger, corruption, and casual cruelty but also camaraderie, stolen moments of beauty, and love. A towering literary achievement, The Orphan Master’s Son ushers Adam Johnson into the small group of today’s greatest writers.

The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane – 384 pages by Lisa See

A thrilling new novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author Lisa See explores the lives of a Chinese mother and her daughter who has been adopted by an American couple. Li-yan and her family align their lives around the seasons and the farming of tea. There is ritual and routine, and it has been ever thus for generations. Then one day a jeep appears at the village gate—the first automobile any of them have seen—and a stranger arrives. In this remote Yunnan village, the stranger finds the rare tea he has been seeking and a reticent Akha people. In her biggest seller, Snow Flower and the Secret Fan, See introduced the Yao people to her readers. Here she shares the customs of another Chinese ethnic minority, the Akha, whose world will soon change. Li-yan, one of the few educated girls on her mountain, translates for the stranger and is among the first to reject the rules that have shaped her existence. When she has a baby outside of wedlock, rather than stand by tradition, she wraps her daughter in a blanket, with a tea cake hidden in her swaddling, and abandons her in the nearest city. After mother and daughter have gone their separate ways, Li-yan slowly emerges from the security and insularity of her village to encounter modern life while Haley grows up a privileged and well-loved California girl. Despite Haley’s happy home life, she wonders about her origins; and Li-yan longs for her lost daughter. They both search for and find answers in the tea that has shaped their family’s destiny for generations. A powerful story about a family, separated by circumstances, culture, and distance, Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane paints an unforgettable portrait of a little known region and its people and celebrates the bond that connects mothers and daughters.

October Luncheon — Thursday, October 26 — Hold the Date!

At this Luncheon, you can purchase your tickets to the BAIN Downtown End-of-Year Event. The End-of-Year Event is Thursday, November 16 at Pur Sang in Recoleta.​ ​Ticket prices are: Members – 700 p​esos (after October 31 – 800 pesos); Non-Members – 900 pesos.

The October luncheon will be on Thursday, October 26. Please hold the date!

Details to arrive shortly.

October Wine &Tapas — Friday, October 20, 7:30 pm, Las Canitas

Please join
BAIN Downtown
for an evening of wine, tapas, and friendly conversation
Location: Las Canitas – Exact address provided upon RSVP
Date: Friday, October 20
Time: 7:30 pm to midnight

At this event, you can purchase your tickets to the BAIN Downtown End-of-Year Event.  The Event is Thursday, November ​​16​ at Pur Sang in Recoleta​.
​Ticket prices are: Members – 700 pesos (after October 31 – 800 pesos); Non-Members – 900 pesos.

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 RHP@MM.ST

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 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.

Morning Coffee in Recoleta — Thursday, October 19 at 10:30 am

Please send your RSVP to Grace Ortolani: estudio_sabatini@fibertel.com.ar (note the underscore between estudio and Sabatini)

Let’s get together for Morning Coffee to meet old friends and make new ones. For this social event, please bring the 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
>Miga sandwiches
>Other baked goods

Your host will provide the venue and coffee.

Location: The home of Grace Ortolani in Recoleta
(You will receive the address after you send your RSVP)

Date and Time: Thursday, October 19 from 10.30 until noon.

RSVP: Grace Ortolani: estudio_sabatini@fibertel.com.ar (note the underscore between estudio and Sabatini)

Note: The Morning Coffee is held in a member’s private home. Please extend to 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.

At this Morning Coffee, you can purchase your tickets to the BAIN Downtown End-of-Year Event.  The Event is Thursday, November ​​16​ at Pur Sang in Recoleta​.
​Ticket prices are: Members – 700 pesos (after October 31 – 800 pesos); Non-Members – 900 pesos.

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