BAIN DT Monthly Zoom Social — Talk about the Movie — Saturday, July 24, 5 pm

 

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Event:  Zoom Meeting – Not Quite End of the Month Social

Presentation:  Talk about Mi Obra Maestra

Time:  Saturday, July 24, 5 pm BA time

Zoom:  email tonilin@aol.com for Zoom meeting info, or join the BAIN DT Zoom room as you have in the past

After you watch Mi Obra Maestra, let’s talk about it!  Find it on Netflix.  It has English subtitles.  You’ll enjoy the story and the Argentine slant.  We’ll also compare titles of other Argentine movies we might want to talk about together.  So bring your favorite titles.

 

BAIN DT Monthly Zoom Social — Saturday, June 26, 5 pm

 

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Monthly Zoom Meeting

Event:  Zoom Meeting – End of the Month Social

Presentation:  Catch Up

Time:  Saturday, June 26, 5 pm BA time

Zoom:  email tonilin@aol.com for Zoom meeting info, or join the BAIN DT Zoom room as you have in the past

Join us for a Catch Up.  Sorry about the last minute notice.  If you can be at the Zoom meeting, it would be so good to see you.  Share what you’ve been doing, plans you have, things you have watched, things you have read, things you plan to read. 

Come with an idea for our next month’s social.  Please!!!

Kahoot!! BAIN DT Monthly Zoom Social — Saturday, May 29, 5 pm

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Event:  Zoom Meeting – End of the Month Social

Presentation:  Kahoot! Quiz

Time:  Saturday, May 29, 5 pm BA time

What?   It’s not really hard at all — patience!!  You will be glad!!

A BAIN Downtown fun and interactive on-line quiz, hosted by Stephen & Philip (from UK and based in SoHo) as the quiz masters.  It will last 30-40 minutes with additional time for getting up and running on the game.

Before starting you must have access to a SMART cell phone or tablet and a lap top/notebook/MacBook.  Both need to have an active internet connection.  Explanation below.

The quiz will be a mixture of questions — general knowledge, current affairs, history, music, films and sports. And the answers be multiple choice, one word typed answers, or true/false. We will have a couple of sample questions at the beginning, to help us all get on board.

When?

Saturday, 29 May, at 5 pm Argentine time. Use the usual zoom link and password or email tonilin@aol.com and she will send them to you.

How?

The key thing to remember is that for this quiz, the quiz questions appear on your lap top/tablet and then you will enter your answers on a separate phone/ device.

To get started — first download and activate the free “Kahoot !” application on your phone/tablet (use either App Store for Apple or Google Play for Android devices). Please take a little time to do this a day or so before the meeting, so you have the time to deal with any technical glitches. Each person playing will need to download the Kahoot app onto their device. The app will ask you a few basic questions and ask you to create a username nickname – be creative!

Toni will be starting the BAIN zoom video conference in the normal way and you will then see the quiz questions appear as part of the BAIN zoom meeting, in exactly the normal way and then the BAIN May 2021 Quiz fun begins J

Questions – Feel free to contact Stephen on stephen_meechan_uk@hotmail.com 

BAIN DT Monthly Zoom Social — Saturday, April 24, 5 pm

 

BAIN DT Zoom

Monthly Zoom Meeting

Event:  Zoom Meeting – End of the Month Social

Presentation:  Catch Up

Time:  Saturday, April 24, 5 pm BA time

Zoom:  email tonilin@aol.com for Zoom meeting info, or join the BAIN DT Zoom room as you have in the past

Join us for a Catch Up.  Sorry about the last minute notice.  If you can be at the Zoom meeting, it would be so good to see you.  Share what you’ve been doing, plans you have, things you have watched, things you have read, things you plan to read. 

Next month we will have a game to play together put together by BAIN members, so be sure to hold May 29 free for that.

November Book Group

Hello Fellow Book Lovers,

We have moved the book group meeting to the second Tuesday of the month for November and December.  We will meet on November 10 at 3:30 pm in the Manhattan Club Grand Cafe.

This month we are reading Hopscotch by Julio Cortazar.  This book can be read sequentially or by using hopscotch.  My understanding is that one should read it first sequentially and then by following the “instructions” in the beginning of the book.

As organizers, we realize that this book selection is longer than our normal selections but we hope that you will attempt to read a portion of it prior to the book club.  We also will pay more attention to book length in the future.

Details of the meeting and summaries of the November and December selections are below.  As always, please send any suggestions for books to Jennifer Corrou at jendan@gmail.com.

November Book Club

Date:  November 10, 2015

Time:  3:30pm

Place:  Manhattan Club Grand Cafe

Address:  Cabildo 1792 (corner of La Pampa)

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Hopscotch: A Novel by Julio Cortazar

Horacio Oliveira is an Argentinian writer who lives in Paris with his mistress, La Maga, surrounded by a loose-knit circle of bohemian friends who call themselves “the Club.” A child’s death and La Maga’s disappearance put an end to his life of empty pleasures and intellectual acrobatics, and prompt Oliveira to return to Buenos Aires, where he works by turns as a salesman, a keeper of a circus cat which can truly count, and an attendant in an insane asylum. Hopscotch is the dazzling, freewheeling account of Oliveira’s astonishing adventures.

DECEMBER (December 14, 2015)

My Struggle: Book by Karl Ove Knausgaard  (Author), Don Bartlett (Translator)

My Struggle: Book One introduces American readers to the audacious, addictive, and profoundly surprising international literary sensation that is the provocative and brilliant six-volume autobiographical novel by Karl Ove Knausgaard. It has already been anointed a Proustian masterpiece and is the rare work of dazzling literary originality that is intensely, irresistibly readable. Unafraid of the big issues–death, love, art, fear–and yet committed to the intimate details of life as it is lived, My Struggle is an essential work of contemporary literature.

Ladies’ Night Out — Thursday, June 11

This month we will enjoy an amazing blend of elegance and tradition at thelobby lounge of the Park Tower (the Luxury Collection Hotel attached to the Sheraton in Retiro).

Place: Park Tower, Av. Leandro N. Alem 1193
Date: Thursday, June 11th
Time: 6:30 pm
Deal: 210 pesos includes a picada, wine and champagne.

Please RSVP to silporta@hotmail.com

REMINDER – Get your tickets for the Fall Fling! Thursday, March 27, 6 p.m.

Additional contact information at end of message!

FALL FLING!

Date: Thursday, March 27
Time: 6.00 to 10.00 p.m.
Venue: Pur Sang in Recoleta, Quintana 191 (corner Montevideo)

 

 

Dress code? Anywhere from cocktail to casual!

Cost: Members – AR$150
Non-Members – AR$250*
*Guests who join at this event will pay the AR$150 member cost. Cost of membership is AR$250

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

Join us for BAIN Downtown’s newest event of the year

Fall Fling will be reminiscent of the NovemberEnd of Year Party, but on a slightly smaller scale.
Enjoy sweet and savory appetizers, juices and soft drinks, red and white wine, and champagne.
Saxophone, guitar and vocals performed throughout the evening by Fabián Giuri

For more information or to purchase your tickets, come to any BAIN Downtown event, contact a BAIN Downtown Board Member:
Toni at tonilin@aol.com
Bonnie at bonniekraft@yahoo.com
Silvia at silporta@hotmail.com
Solange at shmecham25@gmail.com
Raisa at raisa.rautala@formin.fi
or send a note to bain.downtown@gmail.com

Vintium Bags – You could win a bag all your own!

Paola Castro is an Uruguayan woman leaving in Buenos Aires with extensive experience in the hospitality industry and loves to travel.  She has combined her love for wine and fashion and created the company Vintium Bags, the best accessory to any “Bring Your Own Wine” event.  If you are heading to a friend’s house for dinner or just taking a picnic to the park, a Vintium Bag is the best way to transport your vino from point A to point B.

Vintium is a 100% Argentinian brand inspired by the latest international design trends.  The name is of Latin origin and was inspired by the Classical history of Wine.

Each bag is 100 % Argentinian Leather they are Eco Friendly – no more plastic bags to throw away, and no synthetic materials are used.  There are many unique designs and a wide range of colors and combinations.  They are squashable and foldable, which makes them ideal for traveling.

Vintium’s exclusive products combine the best Argentinian leather, providing the ideal accessory for all of your wine related needs. Functional and trendy, it provides the ideal way to transport your valuable wine. There are now designs that go beyond the world of wine and include purses and travel totes.

For more information about Vitium Bags, www.vintium.com, search for Paola Vintium on Facebook or email vintiumbags@gmail.com.

Vintium Bags is also a sponsor of the BAIN Downtown End of Year Party.  We will be raffling off a beautiful, high quality wine bag at the event.  If you haven’t done so yet, get your tickets now!

The Annual End of Year Cocktail Party

ANNUAL END-OF-YEAR COCKTAIL PARTY

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

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Date:  Thursday, November 14

Time:  7.00 to 10.00 p.m.

Venue:  Pur Sang in Recoleta

Quintana 191 (corner Montevideo)

Dress code?  Anywhere from cocktail to casual!

Cost:  Members – AR$100

Non-Members – AR$250*

*Guests who join at this event will pay only the AR$100 member cost

Cost of membership is AR$250

TICKETS MUST BE PURCHASED IN ADVANCE

(see any Board member at any BAIN event; more contact information below)

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 www.fabiangiuri.com

For more information or to purchase your tickets, come to any BAIN Downtown event or contact:

Dawn Gill at dawn.e.gill@gmail.com

or Bonnie Ridley Kraft at bonniekraft@yahoo.com
or send a note to bain.downtown@gmail.com

September Luncheon

The date for the September luncheon is Thursday, September 19. Please note this is a week earlier than we normally have the luncheons.

On Thursday September 19, at 1:00 pm we will have lunch at the Benihana restaurant next to the Alto Palermo shopping center,  Ave. Coronel Díaz y Arenales (one block from Santa Fe), one of our most reliable and enjoyable venues.

Benihana restaurants are traditional Japanese hibachi steakhouses, which feature the Japanese cooking method known as “teppanyaki.”  Your meal is prepared fresh and served by a performing chef, right before your eyes. For a nice writeup on the history of the restaurant visit  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benihana. Our group has dined there previously with great reviews.

You can choose the chicken, steak or shrimp priced at 95 pesos for the chicken or 100 pesos for the other options. This includes soup, salad, water or gaseosa and the main course. Please note that the hibachi chicken rice is an optional extra. If this is offered by the waitress, it is an additional 10 pesos!

Check out their Spanish language site at   http://www.benihana.com.ar/Benihana

Date:          Thursday September 19

Time:         1:00 pm

Place:        Benihana, Coronel Diaz y Arenales

Cost:          95 or 100 pesos depending on menu choice

Please RSVP to secure a place.

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