Best things to do this weekend in Santiago (Oct 16 - 18)

At last, the weekend is upon us in good ole Santiago, and per usual, there are an assortment of quirky (and affordable) activities to do around this bustling metropolis. For this upcoming weekend, expect to see a lot of zombies, premium electronic music and an array of design-oriented events to choose from!

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!

Nano Stern performs this Sunday. Photo courtesy <a href="http://www.gonzalodonoso.cl/" target="_blank">Gonzalo Donoso</a>
Nano Stern performs this Sunday. Photo courtesy Gonzalo Donoso

Friday (Oct 16)


Special Events

  • Perú Gourmet: Do you love Peruvian food? Good, because Parque Bustamante is hosting a three-day Peruvian food festival. Bring the whole family for this gastronomic adventure, full of interactive workshops, a kids kitchen, live shows and culinary competitions. Children can enter for free, but adults have to pay CP$4.000.
    http://www.facebook.com/events/991996660851576
  • Festarterótica 2015: Allow your freaky imagination and fantasies to soar at this erotic art festival this Friday at Cariola Theater. Tickets are CP$3.000 and will include a free audio-copy of Danyela Castillo Murillo's album entitled "Whispers to the Ear."
    http://www.facebook.com/events/493302574164626
  • Feria Social del Libro de La Granja: Two words: book fair. All weekend. In addition to books galore (more than 30 stands!) plan on seeing an abundance of exhibitions, discussion-based forums, theater, storytelling and films at your disposal. Also, visitors such as the Argentine writer, poet and educator Liliana Ancalao, the musical group Auna, and La Mala Class theater company are scheduled to pay a visit.
    http://www.facebook.com/events/1670070263237775
  • Festival Internacional de Cine de la Diversidad Sexual: The International Sexual Diversity Film Festival is kicking off tonight at Parque Forestal! Over 30 films from 10 countries will be shown throughout the event which ends on November 1st. Head over for the opening night in front of the Museo Bellas Artes at 9 p.m. Free.
    http://www.facebook.com/events/615581398544674
  • Le Village de France: And if Peruvian food isn't your thing but you're still itching for something delicious, indulge in French gastronomy over at the Plaza de la Aviacion (Metro Salvador) this weekend! This is actually part of the Semana Francesa en Chile event running through October 25. FREE.
    http://www.semanafrancesa.cl/le-village-de-france/
  • Charla de Psicoanálisis: Get up close and personal with the works of Freud (and other brainiacs!) at La Comuna this Friday. This psychology workshop seeks to explore the origins of psychoanalysis in hopes of understanding its theoretical contributions throughout society. For free registration, click here: http://goo.gl/forms/BQPDsPfWlL
    http://www.facebook.com/events/1476601992667830
  • Una guerra silenciosa e imposible: Looking for a unique art exhibit to spice up your weekend? Look no further! Continuing this weekend is the exhibit "Una guerra silenciosa e imposible" where artist Ivan Navarro uses lights and electrical energy to interpret contemporary history in a symbolic representation. Come by and enjoy a journey through Chilean history via carefully manipulated lights!
    http://www.facebook.com/events/944931872195696
  • Paisajes: All through this weekend Sebastian Mejia and Marcos Zegers display their photos, all of which explore the potential of photography to capture mundane moments or landscapes as something out of the ordinary. Come through EKHO Gallery to see the distinct ways in which these two artists capture landscapes.
    http://www.facebook.com/events/496841460480956
  • Expo Bebé: Event for new parents or soon-to-be parents! The Baby Fair is taking place at Casa Piedra in Vitacura throughout the weekend. Entry is CP$3000 for adults and CP$1000 for kids (we can't believe they're charging kids).
    http://www.facebook.com/events/1706250739595926
  • More:
    Lanzamiento "el imperio de los sentimientos: obra reunida" de antonio silva
    http://www.facebook.com/events/704281486369629
    Feria la "quinta de recreo" diseño, arte e ilustración.
    http://www.facebook.com/events/1499797366980906
    38a cicletada
    http://www.facebook.com/events/1475378922770316
  • Even more special events:
    Click here for additional special events on Friday

Live Music

DJ Parties

Full list: http://www.agendarevolver.cl/?date=2015-10-16

Saturday (Oct 17)


Special Events

  • Zombiewalk Post Apocalipsis: Prepare yourself to be grossed-out (and slightly horrified) at this imaginative zombie apocalypse where the dead shall walk among the living. Come dressed in your best zombie attire, for there will be prizes, not to mention many unexpected surprises! SIDE NOTE: the route of this deranged zombie crawl shall be revealed the day before the event.
    http://www.facebook.com/events/571333313005014
  • Street Feast: The Street Feast food event is taking place this Saturday in Vitacura in a special brunch format. Check out the waffles from Stroopwafels, Choco Kebab, Heatseeker Hotsauce and other stands at the Espacio Finlandia art gallery starting at noon.
    https://www.facebook.com/events/891342834293372
  • Encuentro Local: Did you know that October is the "Month of Design" throughout Chile? With that said, this "Local Meeting" will showcase more than 40 exhibits of furniture, woven blankets, ceramics, bags, toys, lamps AND MORE. If these aren't enticing enough, there will be activities for children, a series of documentaries, special activities, food trucks, not to mention free parking for cars and bicycles.
    http://www.facebook.com/events/144089782610541
  • Muestra de cine + video indigena: Sponsored by the National Council for Culture and the Arts, the ninth annual Indigenous Film and Video Festival will take place this weekend at Espacio Matta in La Granja. Twelve audio-visual projects and over 20 films are on the agenda, all of which aim to educate patrons about Chile's nine distinctive indigenous groups.
    http://www.facebook.com/events/117856535237351
  • Transmission "Open Art": Source Art Collective is hosting a new do-it-yourself exhibition full of fresh and innovative ideas from artists such as Soki, Les Gutierrez, Sebastian Martinez and Spika. In addition to cutting-edge art, patrons can expect: vegan sushi, gifts for sale, and even tattoos if you're feeling bold.
    http://www.facebook.com/events/431553010370418
  • Primer Encuentro de Ceramistas y Alfareros: Come celebrate the arts this Saturday at the first annual Gathering of Ceramists and Potters. With free admission, this event to be held at the Plaza Libertad de Prensa Barrio Concha y Toro (by the Republica metro stop) seems to be an ideal family outing.
    http://www.facebook.com/events/907151979351160
  • Perú Gourmet: Drop by Parque Bustamante for the three-day Peruvian food festival! Bring the whole family for this gastronomic adventure, full of interactive workshops, a kids kitchen, live shows and culinary competitions. Children can enter for free, but adults have to pay CP$4.000.
    http://www.facebook.com/events/991996660851576
  • Feria Social del Libro de la Granja: Two words: book fair. All weekend. In addition to books galore (more than 30 stands!) there will also be exhibitions, discussion-based forums, theater, storytelling and films at your disposal. Also, visitors such as the Argentine writer, poet and educator Liliana Ancalao, the musical group Auna, and La Mala Class theater company are scheduled to pay a visit.
    http://www.facebook.com/events/1670070263237775
  • Le Village de France: Check out the French gastronomy, live shows and more over at the Plaza de la Aviacion (Metro Salvador) this weekend! The fair is part of the Semana Francesa en Chile event running through October 25. Free
    http://www.semanafrancesa.cl/le-village-de-france/
  • Espacio Taconeras: A new edition of the Espacio Taconeras fashion fair is taking place at Parque Bicentenario this weekend. Fashion, trends, shoes, etc with over 90 stands. Tickets are CP$5.000.
    http://feriataconeras.taconeras.net/una-nueva-version-de-espaciotaconeras/
  • More:
    3er festival gratisemillas
    http://www.facebook.com/events/738894492923859
    15º cumpleaÑos bar el clan!
    http://www.facebook.com/events/912648918829346
    xxxix festival alcántara
    http://www.facebook.com/events/1636147733340755
    expo gestando criando celebrando la crianza en brazos
    http://www.facebook.com/events/865618983552926
    gran inaguración pin up bar
    http://www.facebook.com/events/400748513455660
  • Even more special events:
    Click here for additional special events on Saturday

Live Music

DJ Parties

  • Live Natural 2015: Live Natural? A two-day festival in Aqua Buin? This is your chance to experience trance music in a unique landscape in Aqua Buin just south of Santiago. Bundle up and head to this festival to catch Saturday´s headliner Josh, as well as Brazilian acts Traxon and Minimal Criminal (who headline Sunday). Tickets are CP$15.000.
    http://www.facebook.com/events/524624780942579
  • Da Tweekaz: Get ready to blow off some serious steam with a show by hardstyle Norwegian DJs Da Tweekas, who remix top 40 hits to high-octane dance beats. The Santiago show is part of their Chilean tour. Tickets are CP$16.000.
    http://www.facebook.com/events/1596452163951939
  • Parklife: Blondie´s consolation prize for anyone who missed Blur´s live show last week is a night dedicated to the band with music to satisfy all your anglophilic cravings, including special blocks dedicated to Two Door Cinema Club and Placebo. Tickets CP$4.000.
    http://www.facebook.com/events/508010569375413
  • Fiesta en la ciudad: We picked this set above all the others just for those of you who may be feeling a bit homesick or nostalgic (maybe it´s the weather?). Our cure is Evolution, a Journey tribute band that will hit the regular DJ party at Club Eve at 11:30 p.m. Tickets are CP$12.000.
    http://www.facebook.com/events/1669632933282323
  • Todd Terje: Ex-Oz continues a weekend full of Euro flair with a promising show by Norwegian DJ and producer Todd Terje, who was named by Rolling Stone as "One of the 25 DJs that Rule the Earth." Tickets are CP$15.000 at the door.
    http://www.facebook.com/events/1430033520639716
  • More DJ parties:
    Click here for additional DJ parties on Saturday

Exhibits

Full list: http://www.agendarevolver.cl/?date=2015-10-17

Sunday (Oct 18)


Special Events

  • Fiesta de la Primavera 2015: Bathe in the splendor of spring this Sunday at Paseo El Sol. There should be plenty of good vibes to go around amongst friends and family, with good weather and music bringing a smile to everyone's face.
    http://www.facebook.com/events/1641883649433893
  • Domingo Familiar: Three of Chile's most beloved musicians are scheduled for an epic performance this Sunday at the Municipal Theater of San Joaquín. Personally, the jazzy-rock of Nano Stern is like walking on water, the funky beats of Juanito Ayala oh so fresh, and the downright bodacious instrumentals of Santaferia simply divine. While admission is CP$5.000, children under five years old can enter for free.
    http://www.facebook.com/events/779697605474630
  • Perú Gourmet: Last chance to head over to Parque Bustamante for the Peruvian food festival. Bring the whole family for this gastronomic adventure, full of interactive workshops, a kids kitchen, live shows and culinary competitions. Children can enter for free, but adults have to pay CP$4.000.
    http://www.facebook.com/events/991996660851576
  • Le Village de France: Last day to check out French gastronomy, live shows and more over at the Plaza de la Aviacion (Metro Salvador) as part of the Semana Francesa en Chile. Free.
    http://www.semanafrancesa.cl/le-village-de-france/
  • Independent Book Fair: Centro Arte Alameda (Metro Baquedano) is hosting the Feria del Libro Independiente this weekend. The event's open from 11AM until 9PM and is featuring over 30 exhibitors. Free.
    https://www.facebook.com/events/942955825777690/
  • The Old Man and the Sea: Up for a street theater interpretation of Hemingway's novel? Forty-minute performances featuring large-sized puppets starting at 3PM at the MAC (Museo de Arte Contemporáneo) by Parque Forestal (Metro Bellas Artes).
    https://www.facebook.com/events/352688218188565/
  • Capítulos de Invierno: The second annual ¨Winter Chapters¨ should be a glorious occasion, full of creative collaboration and good vibrations. The peppy-rock of Gameover, the meditative soft-lullabies of Tortuganomia, and punk-vibes of Dumo are certainly going to raise the roof. Admission is CP$2.000.
    http://www.facebook.com/events/761845653961984
  • Encuentro Local: October's the ¨Month of Design¨ throughout Chile and Sunday's your last chance to check out the "Local Meeting" event which will showcase more than 40 exhibits of furniture, woven blankets, ceramics, bags, toys, lamps AND MORE. If these aren´t enticing enough, there will be activities for children, a series of documentaries, special activities, food trucks, not to mention free parking for cars and bicycles.
    http://www.facebook.com/events/144089782610541
  • Feria Social del Libro: Two words: book fair. All weekend. In addition to books galore (more than 30 stands!) there will also be exhibitions, discussion-based forums, theater, storytelling and films at your disposal. Also, visitors such as the Argentine writer, poet and educator Liliana Ancalao, the musical group Auna, and La Mala Class theater company are scheduled to pay a visit.
    http://www.facebook.com/events/1670070263237775
  • Revolucion #8: Contemporary dance fans! "Revolucion" is a project being led by María Betania González and features national contemporary dancers performing artistic interventions in public spaces throughout the city. Sunday at 10AM 34 dancers will perform at the Parque Fluvial Renato Poblete in Quinta Normal. Take a camera!
    https://www.facebook.com/events/901179883290510
  • Muestra de cine + vídeo indígena: Sponsored by the National Council for Culture and the Arts, the ninth annual Indigenous Film and Video Festival will take place this weekend at Espacio Matta in La Granja. Twelve audio-visual projects and over 20 films are on the agenda, all of which aim to educate patrons about Chile's nine distinctive indigenous groups.
    http://www.facebook.com/events/117856535237351
  • Marwan: This Spanish mastermind of music and poetry might leave you a little teary-eyed and enamored, not to mention inspired to start writing again. His lyrics are on point and his vocal range endless. Come witness Marwan's heartfelt work this Saturday and Sunday in Bellavista.
    http://www.facebook.com/events/394782010728866
  • Live Natural: Final day to experience trance music in a unique landscape in Aqua Buin just south of Santiago. Bundle up and head to this festival to catch acts including Traxon and Minimal Criminal. Tickets are CP$15.000.
    http://www.facebook.com/events/524624780942579
  • Una guerra silenciosa e imposible: Looking for a unique art exhibit to spice up your weekend? Look no further! Continuing this weekend is the exhibit "Una guerra silenciosa e imposible" where artist Ivan Navarro uses lights and electrical energy to interpret contemporary history in a symbolic representation. Come by and enjoy a journey through Chilean history via carefully manipulated lights!
    http://www.facebook.com/events/944931872195696
  • Paisajes: All through this weekend Sebastian Mejia and Marcos Zegers display their photos, all of which explore the potential of photography to capture mundane moments or landscapes as something out of the ordinary. Come through EKHO Gallery to see the distinct ways in which these two artists capture landscapes.
    http://www.facebook.com/events/496841460480956
  • More:
    Expo Bebé
    http://www.facebook.com/events/1706250739595926
    Expomappin
    http://www.facebook.com/events/311146789009031
    Lanzamiento libro "Poemas en torno aún pan con queso"
    http://www.facebook.com/events/440166696188903
    Revolucion #8 - 34 intérpretes
    http://www.facebook.com/events/901179883290510

Full list: http://www.agendarevolver.cl/?date=2015-10-18

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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