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July Wine & Tapas — Friday, July 12, 2019 — 7 to 11 pm in Recoleta

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

Location: Recoleta–Exact address provided upon RSVP
Date:, Friday, July 12, 2019
Time:  7 to 11 pm

How does it work? Bring wine, finger food, and your sparkling self to join other BAIN Downtown members in a night of socializing and making new friends.  We look forward to catching up with you!

Please RSVP to smaneffa@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 any BAIN Downtown 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 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. If it turns out that you can’t come, inform your host at least 48 hours in advance of the event, as other members may be on a waiting list to attend.

Monthly Social — Friday, June 28, American Club — 5:30 to 7:30 pm

This month we will be meeting at the lovely venue you enjoyed last month.  The American Club of Buenos Aires has a bird’s eye view of the Teatro Colon and they are looking forward welcoming us!  Please join us on Friday, June 28, from 5:30 to 7:30 pm to enjoy the view and each other’s company.

Both BAIN Downtown and American Club members will pay an entrance of 200 pesos. The guest fee is 400 pesos.  Light appetizers will be provided, and members and guests can purchase drinks with a 2 for 1 special BAIN Downtown offer. 

Important — Since the American Club is a private club, your RSVP needs to be received by June 26.  Please RSVP to tonilin@aol.com.

Location: American Club of Buenos Aires, Viamonte 1133, 10° Piso – CABA

Fees:      BAIN Downtown members – 200 pesos         Guests – 400 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 800 pesos.

July Book Group — Monday, July 8 — 2 pm — Palermo

The BAIN Book Group meets on the second Monday of each month.  This month we will meet in Palermo.  Please send your RSVP to tonilin@aol.com for the exact address.  Do not communicate directly with bain.downtown@gmail.com, please.  Bring suggestions for future books to the meeting or send suggestions to tonilin@aol.com.  Books for the remainder of 2019 are listed below.

At the July meeting we will be discussing Where the Crawdads Sing, by Delia Owens

The wildlife scientist Delia Owens has found her voice in WHERE THE CRAWDADS SING, a painfully beautiful first novel that is at once a murder mystery, a coming-of-age narrative and a celebration of nature. … Owens here surveys the desolate marshlands of the North Carolina coast through the eyes of an abandoned child. And in her isolation that child makes us open our own eyes to the secret wonders — and dangers — of her private world.    — New York Times

 

Books for the Remainder of 2019

August – Sea Stories, William H. McRaven, 353 pages.

Following the success of his #1 New York Times bestseller Make Your Bed, which has sold over one million copies, Admiral William H. McRaven is back with amazing stories of adventure during his career as a Navy SEAL and commander of America’s Special Operations Forces.  Sea Stories is an unforgettable look back on one man’s incredible life, from childhood days sneaking into high-security military sites to a day job of hunting terrorists and rescuing hostages.

“A book to inspire your children and grandchildren to become everything that they can. … Most of all, it is a book that will leave you with tears in your eyes.”

―Wall Street Journal

 

September – The Dutch Wife, Ellen Keith, 352 pages

From the Netherlands to Germany to Argentina, The Dutch Wife braids together the stories of three individuals who share a dark secret and are entangled in two of the most oppressive reigns of terror in modern history. This is a novel about the blurred lines between love and lust, abuse and resistance, and right and wrong, as well as the capacity for ordinary people to persevere and do the unthinkable in extraordinary circumstances.

 

October — Timbuktu – Paul Auster, 204 pages

Meet discerning and sympathetic Mr. Bones, a dog who is unconditionally faithful to his troubled master, Willy G. Christmas. Auster’s leading human character is once again a tormented writer from Brooklyn who blindly believes in his ideals and willingly chooses to become a vagabond. But the real hero is the four-legged creature who follows him on his impromptu journeys and leads readers through the story.

This is not the kind of work Auster has been praised for, but it proves his hunger for innovation once again. Timbuktu will undoubtedly provoke mixed responses, but that is the price of originality. There is something plain yet mysteriously intricate beneath Auster’s trademark smooth writing.
AMirela Roncevic, “Library Journal”
Copyright 1999 Reed Business Information, Inc.

 

November – Nothing to be Frightened Of – Julian Barnes, 258 pages

NATIONAL BESTSELLER,  A NEW YORK TIMES BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR

A memoir on mortality as only Julian Barnes can write it, one that touches on faith and science and family as well as a rich array of exemplary figures who over the centuries have confronted the same questions he now poses about the most basic fact of life: its inevitable extinction. If the fear of death is “the most rational thing in the world,” how does one contend with it? An atheist at twenty and an agnostic at sixty, Barnes looks into the various arguments for, against, and with God, and at his own bloodline, which has become, following his parents’ death, another realm of mystery.

Deadly serious, masterfully playful, and surprisingly hilarious, Nothing to Be Frightened Of is a riveting display of how this supremely gifted writer goes about his business and a highly personal tour of the human condition and what might follow the final diagnosis.

 

December – The Island of Sea Women – Lisa See, 384 pages

A new novel from Lisa See, the New York Times bestselling author of The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane, about female friendship and family secrets on a small Korean island.

A book that will make you cringe, but eventually pull you in to a friendship that was special and the lives of these women of the sea. It is well written, well researched and the prose is wonderful. It is a novel that shows how much we miss, misjudge, when we fail to forgive.

 

 

June Book Group — Monday, June 10, 2 to 4 pm — Palermo

This month we will be reading a short but powerful book, Night, by Elie Wiesel.  Please RSVP to mfkp4@msn.com for the exact address.

Books for the remainder of 2019 will be discussed at this meeting.  Please send suggestions to tonilin@aol.com, or bring ideas to the meeting.

 

Wine & Tapas — Saturday, June 15, 8-12 pm, Palermo Nuevo

Please join BAIN​ Downtown
for an evening of wine, tapas, and friendly conversation.
 
Location: Palermo Nuevo–Exact address provided upon RSVP
Date:, Saturday, June 15, 2019
Time:  8 – 12 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  dblioness2000@yahoo.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 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 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. If it turns out that you can’t come, inform your host at least 48 hours in advance of the event, as other members may be on a waiting list to attend.

Monthly Social — Friday, May 31, American Club — 5:30 to 7:30 pm

This month we will be meeting at the lovely venue you enjoyed last month.  The American Club of Buenos Aires has a bird’s eye view of the Teatro Colon and they are looking forward welcoming us!  Please join us on Friday, May 31, from 5:30 to 7:30 pm to enjoy the view and each other’s company.  Watch for the announcement of a possible dinner to follow.

BAIN Downtown members will pay an entrance of 200 pesos. The guest fee is 400 pesos.  Light appetizers will be provided, and members and guests can purchase drinks with a 2 for 1 special BAIN Downtown offer. 

Important — Since the American Club is a private club, your RSVP needs to be received by May 28.  Please RSVP to tonilin@aol.com.

Location: American Club of Buenos Aires, Viamonte 1133, 10° Piso – CABA

Fees:      BAIN Downtown members – 200 pesos         Guests – 400 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 800 pesos.

Tour and Merienda — Palacio San Martin — Thursday, May 16 — 2:45 pm

A last minute chance has opened up to tour the Palacio San Martin.  Their schedule of official events makes it difficult to secure a tour opportunity, and we have gotten their attention!

This sumptuous mansion was designed by the architect Alejandro Christophersen, who was also responsible for the facade of Café Tortoni and for the Russian Orthodox Church in San Telmo. He was commissioned by Mercedes Castellanos de Anchorena, whose family would live in the house until the 1930s.

This tour in English promises insights and a close up view of an iconic building.

Where: English tour at Palacio San Martin, Esmeralda 1231.
When: Thursday May 16th, 2:45.
Merienda to follow for those interested.

Please RSVP to Joanna Graf, jsharpegraf@gmail.com

Ladies Night Out — Palladio Hotel — Tuesday, May 7 — 7 to 9 pm

Please RSVP to silporta@hotmail.com

Hello BAIN Downtown ladies!

Join us for this month’s Ladies Night Out special.

Following my passion for hotel bars (generally well-trained staff and good food), we will meet at a new hotel in Recoleta. Palladio Hotel Buenos Aires, M Gallery by Sofitel is a boutique hotel with a modern design, signature dishes, and cocktails.

The plan is to order à la carte and enjoy time with girlfriends!

First time? Don’t be shy. We are waiting to welcome you.

 

Date: Tuesday, May 7th, 2019
Time: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Address: Av. Callao, 924. Recoleta.
Hope to see you there and feel free to invite a new friend in town! Just make sure you rsvp in time and make it on the night!

 

Silvia
+549-1130733039

Wine & Tapas — Friday, May 10, 8-11 pm, Recoleta

Please join BAIN​ Downtown
for an evening of wine, tapas, and friendly conversation.
 
Location: Recoleta – Exact address provided upon RSVP
Date: Friday, May 10, 2019
Time:  8 – 11 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  helen@mhwilkiebooks.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 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 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, with your request written in the main body of the email RSVP. If it turns out that you can’t come, inform your host at least 48 hours in advance of the event, as other members may be on a waiting list to attend.

May Book Group — May 14 — 2 pm — in Caballito

The BAIN Book Group meets on the second Tuesday of each month.  This month we will meet in Caballito.  Please send your RSVP to tonilin@aol.com for the exact address.  Do not communicate directly with bain.downtown@gmail.com, please.  Bring suggestions for future books to the meeting or send suggestions to tonilin@aol.com.  Books to be read for the remainder of 2019 will be decided on at the May meeting.

At the May meeting we will be discussing Lab Girl, by Hope Jahren.

Acclaimed scientist Hope Jahren has built three laboratories in which she’s studied trees, flowers, seeds, and soil. Her first book is a treatise on plant life—but it is also so much more. Lab Girl is told through Jahren’s remarkable stories: about her childhood in rural Minnesota with an uncompromising mother and a father who encouraged hours of play in his classroom’s labs; about how she found a sanctuary in science, and learned to perform lab work done “with both the heart and the hands”; and about the inevitable disappointments but also the exhilarating discoveries of scientific work. Central is a relationship Jahren forged with a brilliant, wounded man, who becomes her lab partner and best friend. Their adventures in science take them from the Midwest across the U.S.  and back again, over the Atlantic to the ever-light skies of the North Pole and to tropical Hawaii, where she and her lab currently make their home.  Lab Girl opens your eyes to the beautiful, sophisticated mechanisms within every leaf, blade of grass, and flower petal.

 

 

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