December 19, 2014
Teatro Flores (Av. Rivadavia 7806, www.elteatroonline.com.ar. Today at 9pm, Tickets from Full Ticket.
Singer-multi-instrumentalist Daniel Melingo, who’s delved into rock’n’roll and fused his brand of hard rock with River Plate folklore, such as tango and milonga, appears for a series of Saturday concerts.
Buenos Aires Negra 2014
Centro Cultural San Martin. Sarmiento 1771, 6th floor). BAN, or Noir Novel Festival in its Spanish-language acronym, is held through August 9pm.
Apart from book launchings and readings, BAN will feature art exhibitions, lectures and other noir-related activities.
Since its creation in 2011, BAN has grown to the extent that it has deservedly won pride of place on the international noir calendar, just like the Semana Negra Gijón, Barcelona Negra and Getafe Negro; Mord & Hellweg, Germany; Polars du Sud, France; and Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Writing, UK.
With over 100 guests from Argentina, Spain, Italy, France, Mexico, Congo, China, Uruguay, the US and the UK, as well as local journalists, BAN offers visitors the necessary clues to unravel new mysteries and creative writing workshops for aspiring novelists and short story writers.
Although BAN is mostly concerned with literature, it also includes other disciplines such as cinema, theatre, painting, comics, photography, and also education lectures by lawyers, forensics, criminologists, sociologists, policemen and even former criminals.
Such an overwhelming amount of activities is aimed at fostering literary and other types of noir creation, bringing writers and publishers closer together, and encouraging visitors to perform a ritual that’s been gradually being lost: reading, which has lost a vast audience to audiovisual creation. Reading, BAN organizers maintain, laying special emphasis on noir novels or polars, is entertaining, expands the readers’ imagination and horizons, helps understand the human condition and transcend the appearances built through non-literary genres.
As for the relation between fiction and reality, BAN does not eschew the urgent issue of insecurity, criminal activities and power, society, economy and education.
Caperucita & Blancanieves
ALICIA ROCK (LA GALERA ENCANTADA, Humboldt 1591, corner Gorriti. Tel: 4771-9295, 153-150-2003. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Web: www.lagaleraencantada.com.ar). 4.15pm. Also at 3pm Teatro Larreta, Mendoza 2250, City. Tel: 4771-9295 / 4786-0280.
Héctor Presa’s free version of Alice in Wonderland. Set to infectious rock music and with a bunch of characters eager to tell her a story. This is how Caperucita learns about injustice, wisdom, the human need to choose, desire, the celebration of life and abuse of power.
Caperucita interacts differently with each character and learns something different from them.
BLANCANIEVES Y LOS 8 ENANITOS. (LA GALERA ENCANTADA). 5.30pm. Also at 3pm at Teatro Larreta, Mendoza 2250, City. Tel: 4771-9295 / 4786-0280. Héctor Presa’s free version of Snowwhite and the Seven Dwarves, which this time have grown in number to become eight little men. They coalesce to help Snowwhite return to the palace she has been expelled from. Blancanieves y los ocho enanitos highlights the value of helping others regardless of personal differences.