Best things to do this weekend in Santiago (May 12 - 14)

Another weekend has arrived, and although water may be falling from the sky, nothing can rain on our parade! That's right, Revista Revolver's weekend guide is here just in time to tell you everything you need to know about this weekend's festivities. For those seeking refuge from the wet, we have the scoop on art exhibitions, theater, animation festivals, and live music from gypsie carnivals, to afro-electronica, to freestyle hip-hop to hardcore rock! But we haven't forgotten those brave souls willing to charge into the merciless downpours in search of fun! From bike, history, and photography tours, to outdoor yoga, everyone will have a blast!

Remember every week 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!


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Friday (May 12)


Special Events

Live Music

  • Carnavalito Gitano En Bar El Clan: This Friday, kick off your shoes, put on every beaded bracelet and bangle you can find and let Carnivalito Gitano transport you into a world of Baltic beats and gypsy motifs that hail from Asia, Africa and the Orient. And if you're left itching for more once the curtains close, DJs Para Prezz and Matías Pino will keep the show on the road at the afterparty so that you can keep on dancing until dawn (or 4:30am at least).^top
    http://www.facebook.com/events/200605377114406
  • Noche Africana / Ciclo De Música Afro Electrónica: The wildly successful and widely anticipated Noche Africana returns this Friday to bring you the biggest and baddest beats from the continent next door. Not only are the afrobeat jams guaranteed to get your heartrate high and your hips low, but if you get your name on the guestlist by posting on the event's Facebook wall, you can keep your bank balance steady and get in for free before 12:30.^top
    http://www.facebook.com/events/772444566263383
  • Follakzoid En Bar Loreto: Born and bred here in Santiago, Follakzoid are a cosmic rock band whose psychedelic, synth sounds lure you into a hypnotic trance and leave you naturally nodding along to their rhythmic riffs. Think Depeche Mode meets Kraftwerk. Think Berlin-esque beats in Santiago. Think you're interested? Then get yourself a ticket and get over to Bar Loreto this Friday and see them perform live and loud.^top
    http://www.facebook.com/events/1356558934390699
  • Vergel y Ricardo Ruz: If you're looking to keep it more low-key than loco this Friday, spend your night swaying to the sound of Ricardo Ruz and local band Vergel, who will be playing an intimate show this Friday in the historic space of Casa Museo Michoacán de los Guindos. Make the ambient sound of cellos, flutes and guitars the soundtrack to your weekend and have yourself a merry and mellow evening.^top
    http://www.facebook.com/events/1435286146527852
  • Hardcore Stylo Vida 12 Mayo 2017: If you're looking to go hard this Friday, then head over to Bar La Juguera this Friday for a night of hardcore, heavy rock music that'll leave you hoarse. With a line-up featuring artists such as 'Tiempos Duros' and 'Social Crisis', this event is guaranteed to make the ground shake and keep you wide awake.^top
    http://www.facebook.com/events/404473593264157
  • More:
    Festival De La Cosecha / 12 Y 13 De Mayo
    http://www.facebook.com/events/360162117717435
    Gondwana + Ky-mani Marley
    http://www.facebook.com/events/1623691624594025
    Alex Anwandter En Blondie
    http://www.facebook.com/events/402238543466512
    Los 4 Fantásticos Capitulo Final
    http://www.facebook.com/events/1301120679972476
  • Even more live music:
    Click here for additional live music on Friday

Full list: http://www.agendarevolver.cl/?date=2017-05-12

Saturday (May 13)


Special Events

Live Music

  • Sara Hebe & Ramiro Jota: This Saturday night sees the girl next door, Argentinian hip-hop artist Sara Hebe, head over to Santiago for one night only to showcase her undeniable prowess, unabashed sass and mucho mas. Having made her name at Lollapalooza earlier this year, Hebe's unique musical style fuses relaxed, reggae sounds with pulsating, electronic beats, which form the backing for the crude and critical, but all the while poetic, urban lyrics. Accompanied by Ramiro Jota Bochatay and followed by a set by DJ NO (yes, seriously), this is definitely a night to get down in the diary.^top
    http://www.facebook.com/events/1950422885186081
  • Insular Friendly Sessions - Panoptic + Dinosauria: Consider your ultimate Saturday night sorted on your behalf by Insular Studios, who are back this weekend with one of their weekly Friendly Sessions, which this week sees the second round of their series focusing on female musicians. Bands Panoptic and Dinosauria will be performing live in Insular's intimate space, where the studio have stocked their bar with beers and will be offering artisan pizzas crafted by Warhol Oliviera, founder of a pizza pop-up which has been hailed as one of the best in London - save us a slice?^top
    http://www.facebook.com/events/1444174152548727
  • Hardcore Para Ñiños, BBS Paranoicos: Taking your kid to a rock concert might not be the first option that springs to mind when planning a Saturday night with the family, but this is Santiago, where the weird and wonderful abound. So take your little rockers by the hand and let them headbang as hard as they like at this niche night where there'll be no Parental Advisory labels and whole family can rock out to child-friendly punk.^top
    http://www.facebook.com/events/245471372526055
  • Música de la India: This Saturday, unwind your mind, cross your legs and experience the raw, ritualistic sounds of Indian music live at Casa Altro. The true-to-tradition band Hindustani have been bringing melodies inspired by nature and Northern India to Chile for over three decades, and this weekend you can feel the vibrations and veberterations of their powerful, percussive music live in Santiago.^top
    http://www.facebook.com/events/119207155309110
  • Guitars In Action 11: Discover the incredible sounds that can be produced on guitar strings when strummed and plucked by the best musicians in town by heading over to House Rock & Blues this Saturday night, where guitarists Sebastián Arriagada, Cler Canifru and Alejandro Silva will be pumping out powerchords and playing scorching riffs all night from 10pm.^top
    http://www.facebook.com/events/1673986219576457
  • Ciclo Orquesta Nuevo Mundo: Drop by the Universidad San Sebastian as they kick off their musical season with the New World Baroque Orchestra. Tonight will feature a concert performance of Jean-Baptiste Lully's score for Molière's "The Bourgeois Gentleman."
    http://www.facebook.com/events/264981257306073
  • More:
    Festival De La Cosecha
    http://www.facebook.com/events/360162117717435
    Rock En El Cerro! Julius Popper
    http://www.facebook.com/events/447074502300000
    Salvaje Decibel En 14 De La Fama
    http://www.facebook.com/events/1693017977661166
    Krishna Sambandha: Concierto Y Danzas De India.
    http://www.facebook.com/events/268551886941002
    Latin Bitman, Jimmy Fernéndez , C. Claudio En El Clan
    http://www.facebook.com/events/122160408338525
    Paz Court Y La Orquesta Florida En Vivo Sala Scd Plaza Egaña
    http://www.facebook.com/events/401987780181120
    Javier Barría, Set Solista En Pacto Arte Bar
    http://www.facebook.com/events/1882696228643728
    Operación Caf - Aniversario 21
    http://www.facebook.com/events/307838582952940
  • Even more live music:
    Click here for additional live music on Saturday

Full list: http://www.agendarevolver.cl/?date=2017-05-13

Sunday (May 14)


Special Events

  • Vinyasa Yoga en el parque: Start fresh this Sunday with a rejuvenating vinyasa yoga class in Parque Inés de Suárez. And if you're spending the day with Mom, bring her along to do some chaturanga flows side by side! Suggested donations are 2.000 CLP and class starts at 10am.^top
    http://www.facebook.com/events/1420807504678337
  • Festival Internacional Chilemonos 2017: This weekend come out for the sixth annual ChileMonos Festival, an event celebrating animation in Latin America and beyond! Movies, trailers, and episode viewings of select animations! Check out their website for a full schedule.^top
    http://www.m100.cl/programacion/chilemonos-en-m100/
  • Carnaval Brasilero Para Celebrar A Mama: Still searching for something fun to do with mom this Mother's Day? How about a Brazilian carnival catered with a delicious buffet of meats and other foods? For more information on tickets, head to their Facebook event!^top
    http://www.facebook.com/events/266789873729877
  • Bicitur Arte Urbano En Barrio Yungay: Looking for a bit of urban culture this Sunday? Grab your helmet and head on down to Barrio Yungay for a day of gentle biking through colorful streets and discover the artistic wonders of this quaint neighborhood. ^top
    http://www.facebook.com/events/1367153680038040
  • Recorrido Fotográfico Cites y Pasajes Barrio San Diego Matta: Hoping to capture the perfect photos of your Chilean adventure? Well here's an opportunity to go on a guided tour of the best photographable sites in Barrio Matta San Diego! Snap some photos and explore!^top
    http://www.facebook.com/events/1871567206465602
  • Muestra Nuevos Directores Peruanos: Looking for a cozy indoor activity as the rain begins to hit Santiago? For only 3.000 CLP head on down to the Centro Arte Alameda to see films by Peruvian directors and get to know the point of view from Chile's neighboring country through cinema.^top
    http://www.facebook.com/events/1872177216384775
  • Tour Santiago 1973 - Por Propinas: As Chile's November elections draw closer and take over the media, you may find yourself wondering about the political past of the country. This weekend immerse yourself in the history of Chile on this tour of 1973 Santiago, the year of the infamous coup d'etat. Post on the Facebook event to let the tour guides know you're coming!^top
    http://www.facebook.com/events/1891817291094067
  • Corrida de la Construcción Santiago 2017: For all those exercise fanatics out there, why not start your Sunday off with an early morning run? Lace up those sneakers and join La Cámara Chilena de la Construcción y Cordep as they take over the streets. Make the run fit your style by choosing your distance between 2K, 5K, 10K or 21K. ^top
    http://www.facebook.com/events/811973712284341
  • Feria de las artes y el diseño independiente: Santiago's Independent Art and Design Fair returns this Sunday, where artists, sculptors, illustrators, musicians and more come together to showcase the best of Santiago's independent art scene. Whether you spend the day hopping from stall to stall or taking time out to enjoy the music, poetry and dance performances promised, this is the perfect way to spend a lazy Sunday afternoon.^top
    http://www.facebook.com/events/1882908625285822
  • More:
    Pura Cerámica 2017
    http://www.puraceramica.cl/
    Feria Del Libro Arte - Objeto
    http://www.facebook.com/events/120756325143173
    Café Con Cables 11
    http://www.facebook.com/events/1264387703660035
    Fin De Semana De La Mama En El Secreto
    http://www.facebook.com/events/292655734508093
  • Even more special events:
    Click here for additional special events on Sunday

Live Music

  • Potoco Discos Presenta: Lanzamiento Oficial De Elefante: This Sunday sees Mente Sabia Crú, a local band hailing from the capital city itself, take to the stage of Club Chocolate to present their latest album, ELEFANTE. Potoco Discos, the label behind the band's recent release, will be the hosts of this night which, after warming up the stage with a series of DJ sets, will be showcasing the 68 minutes of mind-blowing beatboxing and lightning-speed rap that feature on this local band's latest compilation of work.^top
    http://www.facebook.com/events/659414400917289
  • Showroom Concert Live: If you're looking hear a little live music from emerging Chilean musicians this Sunday afternoon, then head over to Quinta Normal where Chilean band Asleep will be performing a live recording session, which despite the band's name, is guaranteed to keep your eyes open and ears entertained. Just send an email over to W-Producciones (email address provided on the Facebook event page) and you've got your Sunday sorted. ^top
    http://www.facebook.com/events/1160222920767430
  • Hospital Musical :): This weekend, witness the healing power of music and see medical instruments be replaced with musical ones at Hospital Santiago Oriente, who this Sunday afternoon will be holding a live Hospital Musical, where a series of bands will take to the wards rather than the stage. The performances might not be able to cure illnesses, but music is most certainly medicine for the soul.^top
    http://www.facebook.com/events/807671916048219
  • Villarreal Crom En Café Del MAC: Hailing from Buenos Aires, the Tango duo Villarreal Crom will be performing a session of romantic rhythms on their guitars this Sunday afternoon in the scenic setting of the Bellas Artes neighborhood. This free performance of tangos, waltzes and milongas at Café del MAC from 2pm is sure get your head swaying and your feet tapping; make sure you don't miss it!^top
    http://www.facebook.com/events/157641621434587
  • El Jardín del Pulpo: This Sunday, cultural platform El Jardin del Pulpo invites you over to Bar Popular for a night of live music to celebrate their second birthday. With traditional Spanish bolero music from Duo Razzano and nostalgic blues from Rosetta, this free event is the perfect excuse to enjoy a drink and a dance this Sunday evening.^top
    http://www.facebook.com/events/1436813219675572
  • Even more live music:
    Click here for additional live music on Sunday

Full list: http://www.agendarevolver.cl/?date=2017-05-14

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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