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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.

SACS Beer & Burger Charity Night

This is not a BAIN event, but BAIN supports SACS and SACS events.

Book Group — Tuesday, October 10 at 2 pm — ICANA in Belgrano

RSVP to tonilin@aol.com

Please join us to discuss The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen (384 pages). We welcome your presence whether you have read the book or not.

Our location for the second Tuesday of every month is ICANA, 3 de Febrero between Maure and Gorostiaga, Aula B in Sector Casa. Tell the guard you are with the BAIN Group.

A list of the books we are scheduled to read for the remainder of 2017 is below.  We need your help with suggested reading for 2018.  Bring ideas to the meeting!

November The Puttermesser Papers by Cynthia Ozick (256 pages)
December to be decided — suggestions?

Walking Tour — Avenida Corrientes — Saturday, October 7 at 10:30 am

Corrientes Avenue — The early 20th century’s modernity in the veins of Buenos Aires

Corrientes Avenue has become one of the most important streets of Buenos Aires, a place where culture, shows, history and libraries meet to make this street a reference point of Porteño spirit.

We would like you to join us in this new walking tour in the city. This time we will stroll down a part of Avenida Corrientes, spotting the important buildings and putting them in the context of the early 20th century. We will also describe relationships between past tours, pointing out similarities or differences between neighborhoods.

Date: S​aturday, Octo​ber​ 7​
Starting at: 10:30 a.m. (please be on time!)
Total time: approximately 2 hours
Meeting point: Corner of Corrientes Avenue and Bouchard Street
Finishing point: Intersection of Corrientes Avenue and Carlos Pellegrini Avenue
Cost: 250 pesos for BAIN members – 300 pesos for non-BAIN members
Please bring exact change!

Note: Wear comfortable clothing and shoes

At this tour, you can purchase your tickets to the BAIN Downtown End-of-Year Event to take place on Thursday, November 20.   Ticket prices are: Members – 700 pesos; Non-Members – 900 pesos.

***IMPORTANT: If you sign up for this tour and then can’t come, please let Ezequiel know so that someone else can take your place​.

RSVP to Ezequiel: ezequielcerioni@gmail.com
(when signing up please add your cell phone number)

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Ezequiel Cerioni is a member of BAIN Downtown and a tour guide. He has previously led walking tours for BAIN, including:

Subway tour “Buenos Aires from Below” (April 2017)
“Colors in La Boca Neighborhood” (May 2017)
“Alvear Avenue: When the outskirts became glamorous” (June 2017)
“Parque Lezama: Uncovering the myths of the foundation of Buenos Aires” (July 2017)
And the recent “The Parks of the West: Parque Chas and Agronomía neighborhoods. The new “barrios” in the early 20th century. (August 2017)

Ladies’ Night Out — Thelonious Club — Wednesday, September 13, 8:45 pm

Please RSVP to amymolden@gmail.com
Hello BAIN ladies!
Join us on Wednesday Sept. 13 for this month’s Ladies​’​ Night Out.  We will meet at a special place for live jazz. Thelonious Club in Palermo is one of the traditional jazz clubs in BA. We will get together in this beautiful venue for appetizers, drinks, and live music. Check link http://www.thelonious.com.ar/

There will be live jazz, wine, pizza, picada, and most important… time with girlfriends! First time? Don’t be shy. We are waiting to welcome you.

When – Wednesday, 13 September 2017
Where – Thelonious Club – Salguero 1884, 1st floor
Time – 8.45 pm. (Doors open 8.30pm, show starts 9.30)

Amount – BAIN members: AR$ 450 / Non-BAIN members: AR$ 500 / Includes jazz show, drinks, light snacks.

Hope to see you there!
Your hostesses,

Silvia & Amy

+549-1130733039 Silvia / +54 911 4960 0571 Amy

After Office Happy Hour — Chicken Bros, September 25, 7:30 pm

Place:  Chicken Bros.Thames 1795, Thames y Costa Rica, Palermo
http://www.thechickenbros.com
Price: $400 BAIN Members* $480 Non-Members
*BAIN members benefit from a reduced price
Non-members may join at any of our events and benefit from that day’s discount. Annual
membership is $400.

Please kindly RSVP by Friday, September 22 – Jill@jillcollins.com
If you are unable to attend at the last minute, please let us know so are not charged. Thanks!

Drinks: Open Bar for all cocktails and craft beers between 19.30 and 21.30
(additional beverages can be purchased after that time)
Food: Chicken Bros. will showcase their menu with 5 courses, picada style:
• Flavored Fries (Cajun, Garlic & Rosemary, Mediterranean)
• Mac and Cheese
• Wings with their 7 signature sauces and 3 dry rubs
(Smokey BBQ, Curry, Sweet Chili Lime, Soy Sesame Ginger, Garlic Parmesan,
Buffalo, and Blazing Buffalo)
• “Polloclo” (popcorn chicken)
• And Deep-Fried Oreos!

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