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house demolishing parties

goodbye house party August 2007 

While we can’t remember the last time that we’ve been invited to a house warming party, the soy so lindo team has been to two house demolishing parties in the past month. That is, a huge blow-out party the night before the tenants are being kicked out because they don’t want to/can’t pay the increased rents.

goodbye house party July 2007 goodbye house party July 2007

While the parties always prove to be fun– with phrases and images scribbled all over the walls, huge bonfires, and even live bands playing to a packed room–they’re also a bit depressing. The combination of inflation and the real estate boom (bubble?) here in Buenos Aires means that it’s getting more and more expensive to live in Capital Federal. If it’s not out-of-control rents that get you, it’s developers buying the building just to tear it down and build up something bigger and better.

As New Yorkers, we’ve seen this trend before and believe us, it doesn’t end pretty. It was just reported that rates of homelessness in NY are the highest they’ve been in twenty years, thanks to the real estate and development boom (aka gentrification).

While we love a good party, let’s hope that this is a coincidence, rather than a trend.–REBECCA

August 7, 2007 at 2:34 pm Leave a comment

mi querido diversión

Just because the weather forecast for the weekend is all wind, rain, and almost-freezing temperatures doesn’t mean that you can’t go out. soy so lindo’s got our top picks for the weekend, all taking place in the warm indoors.

Saturday, August 4: Mel Mann + Kirlian + the Baseball Furies

Nevermind the recent buzz Mel Mann has been getting in the indie rock scene, if there’s a reason to go to this show, it’s because it’s at the Hotel Bauen, our favorite venue in the entire city. Think spiral staircase with black and white piano keys adorning the wall, leather banquettes, and disco lighting.

Auditorio Hotel Bauen, Av. Callao 360, 21 hs, $8

Sunday, August 5: Maratón Alejandro Jodorowsky:

An entire day of Jodorowsky films equals a whole lot of trippiness. All Movie Guide describes his films as, what might have resulted if Luis Bunuel, Michelangelo Antonioni, and George Romero had all dropped acid and made a movie together.” Sounds about right. Films start at 2:30, 5, 7:30, and 10 p.m.

Sala Lugones, Teatro San Martin, Corrientes 1530

For more events, check out soy so lindo’s calendar.

August 4, 2007 at 1:07 pm Leave a comment

riding the new wave

 

 Anyone who has sat through Film Theory 101 knows Eric Rohmer. While Godard and Truffaut have become near-brand names of French new wave, Rohmer was an equally integral member to the movement. From 1958 to 1962, Rohmer was editor of the film theory/criticism bible Cahiers de Cinema, writing some of the very texts that today epitomize new wave film. It was soon after that Rohmer put his theories to the test, making gems like Ma nuit chez Maud and La Marquise de O… throughout the 60s and70s.

C.C. Borges gives Rohmer the attention he deserves with a month-long film ciclo showcasing nine of his films, starting tomorrow. To see the full screening schedule and learna bout other events in Buenos Aires this month, check out soy so lindo’s event calendar (click the button below).–REBECCA

August 2, 2007 at 5:17 pm Leave a comment

el campo te llama

 

The distinct smell of animal s**t in Palermo means only one thing– it’s Buenos Aires’ annual Exposicion Rural!

Entering its 121st year, the Exposicion Rural is the agriculture show not just of Latin America but, arguably, of the world. Besides livestock, there are fruits, vegetables, and even the cultivators of said products on display. Last year the New York Times showered the exhibition with praise, saying,

There are livestock fairs all over the world from Fort Worth to Paris, but nothing quite compares to the pageantry, historical magnitude and pure fun of La Rural, which attracts more than a million spectators — Argentines and foreigners — many of whom crowd the viewing stands to watch the judging of the champions.

 

The show, opening today and continuing through August 7, demands a $10 peso entrance fee. But imagine all of the bovines, birds, and broccoli you could see! Judging won’t begin until later in the week, so if you want to see some ribbons handed out, you best be checking the schedule. Otherwise, plan to go on any day but Saturday or Sunday, since it will be a total zoo (haha) on the weekend and these types of shows bring out pushiest people.

And in case you’re still on the fence about going to the Exposicion Rural, this quote from the New York Times article should convince you:

Señor Sol’s father, Satán, a past grand champion, commands a $35,000 price tag, and will earn more money than that from frequent sales of his sperm. When Satán was declared the best-in-show in 2004, his gaucho attendant, Fernando Pondovila, burst into tears. “After all those months spent with the animal and to have him recognized as the greatest of his breed — well, I was so happy that I just couldn’t contain my emotions,” Mr. Pondovila said.

Let’s hope for a repeat performance this year.–REBECCA

July 26, 2007 at 12:43 pm Leave a comment


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