What to do this weekend
For the Herald
Music: Sergio Pángaro as The Black Swan
Sergio Pángaro is many things. He is a musician, a songwriter, a performer, a singer, a radio and TV host and even a poet. However, the one word that seems to describe him best is old-fashioned. He sings slow songs about preferring face-to-face meetings with his melodious and sugary voice, and he is not one to be found playing in plain jeans and a T-shirt. Famous for his records with his band Baccarat, such as ‘Autoayuda‘ and ‘Unos minutos con Baccarat‘, he is now playing with a jazz trio directed by Mariano Gianni at Bebop Club. But he is going with a sort of pseudonym this time: to remind himself of the duality in himself, most present when he chose a commercial career over evolving as an artist, he is playing under the name of The Black Swan, with Cocó Muro as a special guest.
Saturday 11th at 12am at Bebop Club
Tickets at $200 available at
www.bebopclub.com.ar or at the venue.
Recycling Fest at Club Cultural Matienzo
Who said taking care of the planet can’t be fun? Certainly not the people at Club Cultural Matienzo. The cultural centre is organising a series of workshops and activities for Saturday evening under the name of ‘Festichatarra.‘ All the programming is centred on the correct recycling and reusing of daily objects, and will feature one workshop for children and two for adults to teach them how to create useful things, such as musical instruments and handbags, for instance, from their very own residue. There will also be environmentalist short films, a circus show on recycling for children performed by Circo Reciclado and the reading of a play by Maruja Bustamante for adults.
Saturday 11th at 3pm at Club Cultural Matienzo (Pringles 1249). Free admission, open to the public.
Tango: Quinteto Real with Horacio Salgán
There are passions that simply run in certain families, and then there are those families where a tango-loving household can result in a man inheriting one of the most legendary tango ensembles in Argentine history. Such is the case of the Salgán family, with Horacio having created a quintet made up of some of tango’s most important figures, such as Néstor Marconi, Antonio Agri and Leopoldo Federico back in 1960. After more than fifty years since its conception, the band is now in good hands with his son, César Salgán, and musicians of the calibre of Carlos Corrales, Julio Peressni, Esteban Falabella and Juan Pablo Navarro. Their show this Friday will include splendid versions of classical tango tunes, as well as their own compositions.
Friday 10th at 9pm at Café Vinilo (Gorriti 3780).
Tickets at $300 available at www.cafevinilo.com.ar.
Dancing party: Club de baile Villa Diamante at Centro Cultural Recoleta
Villa Diamante offers more than a simple party. As their name suggests, they have come up with a brand-new concept: a mash-up between a party and a social club means a Dancing club, that is, a club of which you can become a member to get discounts for other similarly musicalised parties. In any case, it is the founding members and stars of the show, Villa Diamante and Pato Smink, who will bring the party to the Centro Cultural Recoleta’s rooftop. They are hip-hop artists, with a dash of cumbia, dancehall, moombah and electronic music in their repertoire, which is bound to bring some fresh and young groove to the cultural centre on Friday.
Friday 10th and 17th at 8pm at Centro Cultural Recoleta (Junín 1930).
Free admission. Postponed in case of rain.