Virus. ND Teatro (Paraguay 918). At 9pm. Tel: 4328-2888. www.ndteatro.com.ar. www.facebook.com/NDTEATRO. Tickets from Plateanet.
Virus, the rock band that, to a large extent, defined the pop-rock music scene of the 1980s and sort of disbanded after the death of lead singer Federico Moura, is back with two shows for nostalgia-ridden audiences. Repeat performance tomorrow at 9pm.
This year saw a resurrection of sorts of Virus’ music with the release of the thriller Muerte en Buenos Aires, set in BA in 1989. In it, actor singer Carlos Casella performs one of Virus’ biggest hits, Qué hago en Manila, in a style all his own and yet bringing powerful reminiscences from the original that made you go back to your vinyl collection for a scratchy listening of Federico Moura’s vocals.
Festival Maratón Desgenerada. Tecnópolis. Pabellón Somos Cultura (J.B. de la Salle 4365, Villa Martelli, BA Province). www.tecnopolis.ar. At 4pm. Free admission.
Desgenerada is billed as a groundbreaking, avant garde music festival featuring the newest bands in town and in the Greater BA area. If not new, at least it promises to bring fresh sounds to an otherwise traditional music scene. Headliners: Me Peinó Miguel, Carnavale Di Vendetta, Fútbol y La Jóven Guarrior.
BA Tango Fest
Tango BA Tango Festival y Mundial 2014. Several venues. Through August 26.
BA breathes tango through August 26 at several venues around town, ending with a big bash (a dance competition) at the Luna Park arena.
This year’s dance motifs are Tango Pista and Tango escenario, two styles that have performers clinging to each other through the end of the music number.
This all-around festival features music concerts, dance shows, exhibitions, competitions, dance lessons, milongas, conferences, and all-night-long parties with revellers from the world over. Free admission to all activities.
An intergenerational and multidisplicinary event, the Festival will feature the new, the well-established and hordes of fans and lovers of the genre, whether as music or dance, or a combination of both. New this year, El Galpón de La Boca is a new venue hosting La Milonga del Puerto, a huge dance floor with live music, dance exhibitions and lessons. Other venues include the Teatro de La Ribera, the Museo del Cine, Radio Bar, and the Academia Nacional del Tango, on the top floor of the traditional Café Tortoni. The most important venue will undoubtedly be the Luna Park. There, the Tango Pista and Tango Escenario competitions will be held on August 25 and 26 respectively. Free admission to all activities.
>> On stage
Le Prénom. Tickets $250. At Multiteatro, Av. Corrientes 1283). www.multiteatro.com.ar
Le Prénom, a comedy about friendship, love, hypocrisy and human bonds, develops in one evening at a couple’s home. They are entertaining friends that night and the small talk goes places and circumstances they never expected to tread on. Starting with a banal-all important event (the fact that a would-be-father has decided to name the baby “Adolf”). As the name automatically brings reminiscences of Nazi criminal Adolf Hitler, everyone begins to argue the propriety of the unborn’s name.