BAIN Monthly Meeting — August 30

Join us at the August Monthly Meeting for Buenos Aires International Newcomers!  We’ll be socializing over baked goods from Sugar and Spice, learning new information about our adopted country, and just having fun.

Place: ICANA, Maipú 672 (between Viamonte and Tucumán) in the city center

Our meeting will be on the ground floor in the library.

Date: Friday, August 30

Time: 4.00 p.m. – members and guests begin to arrive

4.30 p.m. – the program begins

5.30 p.m. – after-meeting social at the Sheraton Libertador, Cordoba 690

Program:  The topic of this month’s presentation will be; “Puerto Madryn, Ushuaia and Argentina’s Southern Travel Destinations” with Allan Falck from Sundance Spirit Travels.


BAIN Downtown members – no charge

Non-members/Guests – AR$50

We look forward to seeing you on Friday!

BAIN Downtown’s June Monthly Meeting

Daniel Taddese photo

“Emerging Chefs in Buenos Aires and Their Quest for a New Argentine Cuisine”

Friday, June 28, 4:00pm


 Come join us!

Daniel Taddese was raised in Spain and Italy, studied agriculture at the Instituto Agrario in Cesena, Italy before moving to West Africa as a young man. He received his culinary degree with honors from the International Culinary Institute at the Philadelphia Art Institute in the US and has worked for 5 star restaurants including Lacroix and Il Pitrore before moving to Buenos Aires in 2012.

Daniel’s presentation is on Argentine food and wine and the effect culture has played to make Buenos Aires one of the top culinary world capitals. A dynamic speaker and culinary expert, this is one BAIN monthly meeting you will not want to miss. Happy Hour (not included in the presentation) to follow Chef Daniel’s talk.

Location: ICANA, Maipú 672

This meeting is free for all BAIN Downtown members, AR$50 for guests.  The guest fee is waived if you join BAIN Downtown at the meeting!


ICANA Book of the Month Club

Book of the Month Club 2013

Hosted by Paula Varsavsky

 Book of the Month Club (annual).

Inicio: jueves 2 de mayo en Sede Central

Inicio: jueves 9 de mayo en Sede Belgrano

English speakers and readers are welcome to join the Book of the Month Club. Hosted by Argentine writer and journalist Paula Varsavsky at ICANA. We will enjoy and discuss one book every month. Either a fiction or non-fiction book is chosen by the host, suggestions done by participants are taken into account.

When it comes to fiction the focus is on characters, suspense, point of view, defamiliarization, sense of time and place, surprise, the reader in the text and other literary matters. As far as non-fiction is concerned the focus is on: subject, historical context, political and economic context, narrator and writing skills.

We will get together every Thursday of the first week of the month (or the second week)at 6:00pm for a one and a half hour gathering.

At the first meeting of the Book of the Month we will be reading a short-story together.

Informes e inscripción: 5382-1537

Reuniones mensuales. Nivel de Inglés requerido: Avanzado

Arancel: $100 por encuentro.

Dirección: ICANA Sede Centro Maipú 672

ICANA Sede Belgrano 3 de Febrero 821

Paula Varsavsky is the author of two novels Nadie alzaba la voz, also published in English in the U.S: No One Said a Word (Ontario Review Press) and El resto de su vida. She has also written a collection of interviews with British and American writers and short-stories. She is a regular contributor of local and foreign newspapers.

List of Books:

–       A Shower of Gold, short-story by Donald Barthelme (May)

–       Waiting for the Barbarians by J.M. Coetzee (June)

–       The Edible Woman by Margaret Atwood (July)

–       Thinks! By David Lodge (August)

–       Persuasion by Jane Austen (September)

–       The Honorary Council by Graham Greene (October)

–       The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion (November)

–       A Confederancy of Dunces by John Kennedy O´Toole (December)