Virtual Book Group — Tuesday, August 10 at 1 pm on Google Meets

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In August we will discuss Train Dreams by Denis Johnson.  The meeting will be on Google Meets at 1 pm, August 10. This is the second Tuesday of the month, as usual. To receive the meeting ID, please email tonilin@aol.com.

The list of books to be read and discussed by the BAIN Downtown Book Group for the remainder of 2021 appears below. Hope to see you there.

September Shuggie Bain Douglas Stuart 384 pages, 2020
October The Dutch House Anne Patchett 352 pages, 2019
November Margaret the First  Danielle Dutton 160 pages, 2016
December One True Thing  Anna Quindlen 289 pages, 1994
January A Pale View of Hills Kazuo Ishiguro 192 pages, 1982
February Lands of Lost Borders: A Journey on the Silk Road Kate Harris – non-fiction 320 pp, 2019

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

 

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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.

February 15 — Wine & Tapas

SAM_1414The monthly Wine & Tapas get together is a chance for newcomers, old hands and new, to come together to visit and catch up.

Bring wine and finger food to share. We meet this month in Palermo at 8 pm on Saturday, February 15.

Socialize, have a bite, have a sip, have fun.

RSVP to LTalluto@gmail.com to get exact location. Looking forward to seeing you there.

January Social Monthly Meeting

BAIN DOWNTOWN SOCIAL MEETING

FRIDAY, JANUARY 31, AT 6:00 pm

BAIN Downtown members are invited to join in this month’s Strictly Social Meeting.  Let’s keep cool together at the Downtown Matias in Recoleta, an Irish pub located next to Starbucks in the Terrazas Buenos Aires Design Center.

We will be there starting at 6:00 pm.  BAIN will provide appetizers and there is a 2 for 1 happy hour menu available!

Location: Downtown Matias at the Buenos Aires Design Center in Recoleta (next to the Recoleta Cemetery, nearest to the intersection of Av Libertador and Pueyrredon).

Date and Time:  Friday, January 31, 6:00 p.m.

Program:  Conversation!  Meet someone new!  Bring friends and introduce them to BAIN!  We will provide light appetizers and finger food while our guests enjoy the happy hour specials of 2 for 1 on beverages.

Fees: BAIN Downtown members – no charge

Guests and BAIN Suburbs members – AR$50*

*If you join BAIN at the meeting, your guest fee is waived.

(The fee to join BAIN for a year’s membership is AR$250)

Other Notes:

Check out our website at https://baindowntown.com/, or view our new page on Pinterest for our local recommendations and references!

Want to stay up to date with all of BAIN Downtown’s events?  Sign up to follow our blog, or like us on Facebook

October Wine & Tapas

SAM_1414The monthly Wine & Tapas get together is a chance for newcomers, old hands and new, to come together to visit and catch up.

Bring wine and finger food to pass. We will meet up in Recoletta at 8 pm on Saturday, October 12.

Socialize, have a bite, have a sip, have fun.

RSVP to Teresa at tezlg@hotmail.com to get exact location. Looking forward to seeing you there.

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 Morning Coffee

Come spend a morning making new friends and catching up with old ones.
This is a casual, fun way to mingle and meet new people and it’s open to all BAIN Downtown members.

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The next BAIN Morning Coffee is coming up! Mark your calendars!

Date: Tuesday, September 24th

Time: 10:30 am – 12:00
Where: Puerto Madero

Never been to a coffee event before? New to BAIN or Buenos Aires? We’d love to have you join us. Let us know in your RSVP if you have any questions!

Please RSVP to Katarina Nyssens at katarina.nyssens@gmail.com
*Exact address provided upon RSVP. We hope you can make it!