December 7, 2013
Centro Cultural Torquato Tasso (Defensa 1575, 4307-6506 www.torquatotasso.com.ar). Thursdays, 10pm. Tickets: $100 ($70 in advance) at the venue.
Tango & canción criolla singer Hernán Lucero presents Noches Criollas. During this season he will perform a repertoire of tango and canción criolla with guest performers. Tonight, is the turn of Jorge Marziali.
La Trastienda Club (Balcarce 460, 4342-7650, www.latrastienda.com). 9pm. Tickets: from $80 at the venue or www.tuentrada.com
Vocalist, drummer and percussionist Minino Garay and his band Los Tambores del Sur present their latest album Asado tonight at La Trastienda. Asado is a tribute to his home town Córdoba, its musicians and cuarteto. Well-known artists, such as León Gieco, Kevin Johansen, Jairo, Chango Spasiuk and Facundo Guevara collaborate with Garay in Asado, which is a return to his roots and origin.
Boris Club (Gorriti 5568, 4777-0012, www.borisclub.com.ar). 9.30pm. Tickets: from $50 at the venue or www.tuentrada.com
Agustina Zárate and her No Rehab Band pay tribute to UK soul singer Amy Winehouse, who died in July, 2011. The show recreates the atmosphere of Winehouse’s performances, combining soul, jazz, R&B, rock’n’roll and ska. Amy Z’s band is made up of six great musicians.
Sonata de otoño
El Picadero (Pasaje Enrique Santos Discépolo 1857, 5199-5793). Wednesdays 8pm, Thursdays and Fridays 10.15pm, Saturdays 8pm and Sundays 7pm. Tickets: from $120.
This is a local version of Swedish filmmaker Ingmar Bergman’s Autumn Sonata. After having neglected her children for many years for the sake of an international career as a classic pianist, Charlotte visits her daughter Eva. Much to her surprise, she finds that her other daughter, the mentally-disabled Helena, is there as well. Charlotte had Helena committed as soon as she had a chance, but Eva, more caring than their mother, has taken her sister home. The mother-daughters reunion is uncomfortable and tension builds up slowly until one night Charlotte and Eva hold the conversation they never had and they owed one another. Daniel Veronese’s staging concentrates on this bleak universe with agonizing acumen. Starring Cristina Banegas, María Onetto, Luis Ziembrowsky and Natacha Córdova.
Triste golondrina macho
Teatro Regio (Av.Córdoba 6056, 4772-3350). Thursday to Saturday, 8.30pm and Sunday, 7.30pm. Tickets: $40 and $60 ($35 on Thursdays).
Widely regarded as one of Manuel Puig’s most intriguing plays, Triste golondrina macho draws from melodrama, drama, farce, comedy, surrealism, and even vampirism and gothic novel. Once again, Puig revisits his troubled relationship with his hometown of General Villegas, Buenos Aires Province, thinly disguised as Peyton Place-style Vallejos in the seminal Boquitas pintadas. In Puig’s own words, Triste golondrina macho embodies the petty acts and the uncertainty of such townsfolk. This production, a good approximation to Puig’s universe, is directed by Blas Arrese Igor and Guillermo Arengo, who also star in it with Romina Gaetani, Julieta Vallina and Mónica Raiola. Music by Diego Frenkel.