Best things to do this weekend in Santiago (Aug 21 - 23)

We're back! After a bit of an extended winter break, we're finally back with another edition of our weekend guide! This weekend we've picked a pretty diverse set of events we're recommending- a food truck festival, a craft fair, free film screenings, Fernando Milagros, Banda Conmocion, a circus festival, a heavy metal show, a coffee event in Barrio Italia, even a chance to dress up as a cat. Yes, you crazy cat-loving cosplayer- Sunday's your day.

Remember every Friday we'll post our picks for the weekend and please check this space often as we may update it with changes and/or new events that pop up. Enjoy!

Photo courtesy Fármacos.
Photo courtesy Fármacos.

Friday (Aug 21)


Special Events

Live Music

DJ Parties

Theater and Dance

  • Chan!: Chan! is one of the three performances selected from the Royal Court Theatre Workshop in Chile, that will also be presented at the Festival de Dramaturgia Femenina "Lápiz de Mina." Jose and Aurora return to Chile after finishing their studies in NY, but Jose finds it difficult to reinsert himself into life here, discovering that his new-found knowledge has no place in Chile's market society.
    http://www.facebook.com/events/742751385848207
  • Sub Terra: A play directed by Sergio Fuentes that's one of the best representations of the work by Chilean writer Baldomero Lillo (1867-1923). Lillo's Sub Terra, a collection of stories on the living conditions of miners in Chile, sparked huge interest within the country and paints a unique portrait of the human soul.
    http://www.facebook.com/events/816251481824126
  • Il turco in Italia: "The Turk in Italy" is an opera in two acts by Gioachino Rossini. The poet Prosdocimo is in search of a subject and finds it in the antics between Selim the Turk, Fiorilla, Fiorilla's husband Geronio and Narciso, her lover.
    http://www.facebook.com/events/942032132474050
  • El loco y la triste: The play shows us a reunion of two marginal characters; Eva, a prostitute full of frustrations, and Huinca, a drunk on the brink of death. They share their life experiences spicing up the stories with comic overtones and deep moments of honesty that defend the dignity of the dispossessed.
    http://www.facebook.com/events/808226869293424
  • Don Manu en la luna: Let yourself enjoy how beautiful it is to have the eyes of a child and come share with Mati, Nico, Mrs. Mary Juliet and Don Manu in this fun and simple story. Mati and Nico, two children of 8 years of age are friends and are fortunate to be neighbors. They get together to play during the day and every night the grandmother of one of them, Mrs. Mary Juliet, tells wonderful stories. This time she starts to tell them about a man named Manu who lives on the moon, and little by little the kids discover it's real.
    http://www.facebook.com/events/415816955294250
  • Pateando la nariz: One angry clown takes the stage and delivers a pretty venomous monologue. The event indicates, "with love - and a bit of hate." This is taking place at el Sindicato in Barrio Yungay.
    http://www.facebook.com/events/446850365501604
  • La Respuesta: Directed by Franco Toledo and produced by Katy Cabezas the play talks about how the media have settled in our daily lives permanently and how each new piece of technology or progress is quickly welcomed without any question.
    http://www.facebook.com/events/1603178866637004

Full list: http://www.agendarevolver.cl/?date=2015-08-21

Saturday (Aug 22)


Special Events

Live Music

DJ Parties

Theater and Dance

  • Hércules: The Centro Cultural Gabriela Mistral (GAM) presents the musical "Hercules: Zero to Hero" - a choreographic adaptation of the story of Greek gods and their rivalries.
    http://www.facebook.com/events/503231986496465
  • Uñas sucias: Directed by Nicolás Canales, the play tells a story of five young football (soccer) players competing with each other for the opportunity to join the First Team. Suddenly something happens in the dressing room and the girls are forced to stay the night locked up in one room.
    http://www.facebook.com/events/1621947358070413
  • Il turco in Italia: "The Turk in Italy" is an opera in two acts by Gioachino Rossini. The poet Prosdocimo is in search of a subject and finds it in the antics between Selim the Turk, Fiorilla, Fiorilla's husband Geronio and Narciso, her lover.
    http://www.facebook.com/events/942032132474050
  • El loco y la triste: The play shows us a reunion of two marginal characters; Eva, a prostitute full of frustrations, and Huinca, a drunk on the brink of death. They share their life experiences spicing up the stories with comic overtones and deep moments of honesty that defend the dignity of the dispossessed.
    http://www.facebook.com/events/808226869293424
  • Don Manu en la luna: Let yourself enjoy how beautiful it is to have the eyes of a child and come share with Mati, Nico, Mrs. Mary Juliet and Don Manu in this fun and simple story. Mati and Nico, two children of 8 years of age are friends and are fortunate to be neighbors. They get together to play during the day and every night the grandmother of one of them, Mrs. Mary Juliet, tells wonderful stories. This time she starts to tell them about a man named Manu who lives on the moon, and little by little the kids discover it's real.
    http://www.facebook.com/events/415816955294250
  • La Respuesta: Directed by Franco Toledo, the play talks about how the media have settled in our daily lives permanently and how each new piece of technology or progress is quickly welcomed without any question.
    http://www.facebook.com/events/1603178866637004
  • Even more theater:
    Click here for additional performances on Saturday

Full list: http://www.agendarevolver.cl/?date=2015-08-22

Sunday (Aug 23)


Special Events

  • Gato Fest 4: From 11:00 to 20:00, the Centro Cultural La Moneda is hosting THE special event for cats lovers. Here you can adopt a pet (under specific conditions), find care products and talk with specialists. There's also going to be cat-oriented cosplay. The event is free but donations go to cat organizations.
    http://www.facebook.com/events/135544493444390
  • 2K de Juventud: This Sunday from 12PM to 10PM Maipu is celebrating the international day of youth with "2KM" of activities including live music, sport demonstrations, art shows and food trucks. Some of the acts include: Shamanes, Ana Tijoux, La Konchetucumbia, S.W.S, La Casi cumbia, Monkey Man, El forastero, La poco Original, La triciclo, Acontraluz, Staccato, Moorfina, Mentes Discretas, Sin Arte, Natural Matiz, Farneman, Matias Black MC, and Birlibirlokus. Definitely the event to go out with children and enjoy a (hopefully) sunny day.
    http://www.facebook.com/events/1628279987449588
  • Jazz Manouche al aire libre: Nothing better than a bit of music to raise some funds! The gypsy music group "De Perilla" is trying to head to the Django Festival Colombia and will be performing at the Plaza Ñuñoa as part of this extremely popular Jazz Manouche jam session. If you like the music, tip them and help them out. This is right on the plaza so head over and hang out on the grass with some friends and enjoy the music and good vibes.
    http://www.facebook.com/events/392803517584319
  • A recorrer el mundo: What better way to spend a Sunday afternoon than discovering and enjoying Chilean musicians in an off-the-beaten path cultural center in Barrio Brasil? Los Mareados, La Vereda del Sabor, and Carlos Fuentes (among many others) will be performing.
    http://www.facebook.com/events/731797736943718
  • Entreruedas: Final day to catch the food truck festival over at Parque Bustamante. Food and music courtesy Combi DJ, Signuz and Revolver-favorite Mákina Kandela! Free.
    http://www.facebook.com/events/412474638957580
  • Cine//B Agosto: Last chance to check out the FREE films being shown over on Francisco Bilbao! Sunday will feature a mix of short films and feature length productions from places including Argentina, Spain, and Romania.
    http://www.facebook.com/events/1628886480693047
  • Tercer encuentro ciclistico canabico cervecero: The name's pretty descriptive. This is at Parque Ramon Cruz.
    http://www.facebook.com/events/1142886402404597
  • Even more special events:
    Click here for additional special events on Sunday

Theater and Dance

  • La Patota: te cuento un circuento: Children's show that mixes circus with theater. The play tells the story of two dwarfs in search of a dream and a fairy with a big problem. These characters get together and decide to help each other by undertaking a journey of magic and circus, so that the fairy learns to fly and the dwarfs find their treasure, discovering the importance of friendship and dreams.
    http://www.facebook.com/events/1618488981743574
  • El loco y la triste: The play shows us a reunion of two marginal characters; Eva, a prostitute full of frustrations, and Huinca, a drunk on the brink of death. They share their life experiences spicing up the stories with comic overtones and deep moments of honesty that defend the dignity of the dispossessed.
    http://www.facebook.com/events/808226869293424
  • Bello Futuro: The play takes place on the day that "La Conejo" announces that Mrs. Lucía Hiriart (wife of Pinochet) is going to visit the town for the end-of-year exhibitions, sparking discussions between the women of the foundation: the idea of having the regime present before their eyes, having to work for them, the fact that they are going to be associated with that image and what consequences all of that might bring. This situation will make these women devise a plan that can change history and their lives.
    http://www.facebook.com/events/1473627849602679
  • Don Manu en la luna: Let yourself enjoy how beautiful it is to have the eyes of a child and come share with Mati, Nico, Mrs. Mary Juliet and Don Manu in this fun and simple story. Mati and Nico, two children of 8 years of age are friends and are fortunate to be neighbors. They get together to play during the day and every night the grandmother of one of them, Mrs. Mary Juliet, tells wonderful stories. This time she starts to tell them about a man named Manu who lives on the moon, and little by little the kids discover it's real.
    http://www.facebook.com/events/415816955294250
  • La Respuesta: Directed by Franco Toledo and produced by Katy Cabezas the play talks about how the media have settled in our daily lives permanently and how each new piece of technology or progress is quickly welcomed without any question.
    http://www.facebook.com/events/1603178866637004
  • Even more theater:
    Click here for additional performances on Sunday

Full list: http://www.agendarevolver.cl/?date=2015-08-23

And remember to check out our agenda for a list of events happening every day in Santiago: http://www.agendarevolver.cl

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