In honor of the good health news one of our members received this week, a Double Consider!
From rather different perspectives that our member should appreciate... ;-) )
"Health is the thing that makes you feel that now is the best time of the year." ---- Franklin P. Adams
"It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society." ---- Jiddu Krishnamurti
Rain - maybe even one of Montevideo's neat thunderstorms! - is in the forecast, but ends on Saturday. El Pais & others forecast Sunday to be mostly sunny, and El Pais says a nice 22° (71.6°F).
Of course this is because the Uruguay Info Exchange meets at La Papoñita every Sunday at 14:00 (2 pm)! So come join us this Sunday, the 8th of September, to meet new people, renew acquaintances with those you already know, and to discuss all manner of topics--whatever interests you.
This week's items of note include:
1. A number of folks have been enjoying the FREE Tango mini-class and Tango & Milonga dancing that began in August on Saturdays at Teatro Solís. The Tango mini-class is from 1-1:30pm, and is followed by a Tango exhibition. Each Saturday features a different pair dancing the Tango exhibition. After the exhibition there is Tango & Milonga dancing until ~3:30pm. One always knows when it's coming to an end as the last Tango is to La Cumparsita! If you like Tango and/or Milonga, or even if you're just curious, you can enjoy this until the last Saturday of September.
2. If instead Classical music is your thing, consider taking advantage of the concerts in town. The recent Temporada Sinfónica performance featured Argentinian flautist Jorge de la Vega. The highlight was his encore - a not-on-the-program performance of Astor Piazolla's Milonga Sin Palabras, accompanied only by piano. Here is a link to a performance from
some years ago, which unfortunately cuts short just before the end: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sbPgfqyh1YI. Prior bulletins have contained a list of events of possible interest, and can be read via the link below.
3. Don't care for Tango/Milonga? Classical music not your thing? Well, then, there's Fútbol! This is Uruguay, after all, and World Cup 2014 qualifying is well under way. Following a crucial victory over Venezuela, many Uruguayos will be glued to their TVs on Saturday watching Los Celestes play at Perú, and the shouts of glee or disappointment will be easy to hear. Wednesday should be even more crazy, as they're back home in Montevideo to take on Colombia.
4. So, not Fútbol either? You certainly are hard to please. One last try: How about Occult?! No, not that Occult - we're talking Astronomy! After joining us on Sunday, September 8, at La Papoñita, be sure to stay out for the beautiful evening and find a place to watch the Moon, Venus, & Saturn show!
The Moon and Venus are the brightest objects in the night sky, and Saturn is no slouch either. All 3 will be very close together in the low western evening/night sky. So close, in fact, that from certain places on earth, and Uruguay is one of those places!, the Moon will occult (cover over) Venus for a time! More details can be found here: http://earthsky.org/tonight/waxing-moon-pairs-up-with-venus-after-sunset-september-8. This also makes finding Saturn pretty easy, but its rings can't be seen without a telescope - a good pair of 10x binoculars held or braced very steady will still only show an oval...
5. We will be able to welcome back one of our own soon, but she needs a place to stay. The dates are October/November to March/April. A furnished rental flat in Pocitos/Punta Carretas area would be ideal, suitable for one plus occasional guests. One bedroom would suffice. Up to the US$1000 would be the maximum. Some place around the Ombu would be splendid, but anywhere in the area will be fine.