Best things to do this weekend in Santiago (Sep 11 - 13)

Welcome to a slightly abbreviated version of the Weekend Guide! We're keeping this one short and sweet for a couple of reasons: One, Friday's Sep 11 and aside from a number of commemorative events related to the military coup d'état, it's probably best not to venture out too much as things historically get a bit complicated at night. And two, we're going to publish a special Fonda edition early next week! So stay tuned!

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 Sol y Lluvia
Photo courtesy Sol y Lluvia

Friday (Sep 11)


Special Events

  • Ruta por la memoria y la vida: The Municipality of Barrio Yungay organizes this pilgrammage to remember the young victims of the Military Regime, starting at 6 p.m. at the fountain on the corner of Cumming and Alameda. It tours several areas of historic importance, ending with a candle ceremony at Plaza Brasil at 8:30 p.m.
    http://www.facebook.com/events/127504777598017
  • Necrosis: Our friends at Perrera Arte are hosting a special event tonight at 8PM! This is a guided tour of the Necrosis exhibit by Claudio Pérez which deals with the deterioration of the Memorial to the Detained-Disappeared (on the Bulnes Bridge) which he created in 1999. Join the artist at the exhibit and tour the nearby bridge and memorial. FREE.
    http://www.perrerarte.cl/necrosis-vecinos-del-barrio-yungay-convocan-a-u...
  • Po'ā: DJ Hetu and Tero Haoa present the music of Rapa Nui at Centro el Cerro, alongside traditional Rapa Nui dance troupe Mana Ma´ohi. Entry CP $7,000 at the door.
    http://www.facebook.com/events/1487549064893355
  • Newentun: jazz y poesía: Jazz band Newentun: Jazz and Poetry will play a free session today at 4:30 p.m. in the Conchalí Public Library to inaugurate the photo exhibit "Fragmentos / Memoria / Imágenes a 40 años del Golpe," which will be open all month.
    http://www.facebook.com/events/891973750850163
  • Homenaje a mujeres detenidas desaparecidas: One of many commemorative demonstrations taking place to mark the 42nd anniversary of the Chilean military coup, students and faculty of Universidad Diego Portales will meet on campus at 2 p.m. and walk with candles to the Plaza Los Heroes, in memorial of the women who were disappeared during Chile´s military regime.
    http://www.facebook.com/events/1728875584006928
  • Semana de la Chilenidad: Can't wait until our upcoming Fonda guide? Get your cueca and empanada fix this weekend at Padre Hurtado (Bilbao 8651) as the major Fiestas Patrias event kicks off today. This runs through Sunday, Sep 20 and is actually pretty cool to check. Games for kids, food, live music, traditional games, stands, etc.
    http://www.semanadelachilenidad.cl/scw/site/edic/base/port/programa.html
  • IPHONDA: If you're still determined to have your choripan and terremoto this Friday, support our friends over at the Teatro U Mayor during their fundraising fonda event from 1:30 p.m. until 6:30 p.m.
    http://www.facebook.com/events/687185891417681
  • Even more special events:
    Click here for additional special events on Friday

Live Music

  • Voces por la memoria: This free concert commemorates the 42nd anniversary of Chile's Military Coup with presentations by more than 15 Chilean artists. Folk icons Inti Illimani, Sol y Lluvia, and Illapu will be joined by present-day folk and rock trailblazers like Camila Moreno, Nano Stern, and Evelyn Cornejo. The concert starts at 6 p.m. and is first-come, first-served.
    http://www.facebook.com/events/983126921730557
  • Seidú: Folk Rock band Seidú takes a break from recording its second album for an intimate show in El Clan (tickets CP $5,000). Seidú's thought-provoking lyrics set to danceable rhythms will put you in the mood for Fiestas Patrias while allowing you to explore your inner anarchist. Combine that with catchy hooks and powerful vocals, and you get the kind of show that make you a loyal Seidú fan, whether you know them or not. Be prepared for a mini-mosh pit or two.
    http://www.facebook.com/events/161073307559971
  • Melié, sin Órbita and NVA Picton: This triple-whammy of a show at Bar Loreto explores three different sides of the electronic music genre. Melié brings a softer, post-rock approach that is heavy on vocals and brings a more acoustic feel, while Sin Órbita (who shares Melié co-creator Martin Pérez Roa) pairs catchy beats and haunting female vocals from Paula Reyes. NVA Picton ends the show with an interesting, if somewhat somber blend of house and trance mixed with hip-hop sampling. Talk about value, it appears as though entry is free with donation.
    http://www.facebook.com/events/1022746964424666
  • Batutazo!: Another trio show, this "Batutazo" is going to satisfy your rock craving like scratching an itch. Mala Senda, Jesusto and Cletus all know how to expertly balance melody and precise guitar for a sound that will take you back to the 90's. Tickets CP $3,000 at the door.
    http://www.facebook.com/events/1688556031373203
  • Leo Garcia: Besides having a 15-year award-winning career both in Chile and Argentina, Leo Garcia is notable for having accompanied Gustavo Cerati during his solo career and tours, and for his cover of Los Prisioneros' "Estrachez de Corazon." But if you plan on catching him at Club Chocolate, be prepared for more than classic singer-songwriter compositions. In his new project, Garcia experiments with techno-pop, incorporating beatboxes, synthesizers and new percussive elements. Tickets available via Ticketek.
    http://www.facebook.com/events/1679246102309957
  • More:
    Comercio Atletico // benefit cueca and salsa night
    http://www.facebook.com/events/161173520886674
    Duela de tinto // // Humano Bar
    http://www.facebook.com/events/885447021523827
    Sepamoya // // Ópera Catedral
    http://www.facebook.com/events/937678782960537
    Tributo Silvio Rodríguez & Jorge Drexler // // Bar Dos Gardenias
    http://www.facebook.com/events/404595643076755
    Perro Lcco // Stoner rock // Bar de Rene
    http://www.facebook.com/events/958696190861000
    Trikawe // // La Chimenea
    http://www.facebook.com/events/1526941734262415
  • Even more live music:
    Click here for additional live music on Friday

DJ Parties

  • Fact Chile: Head to Centro Cultural Amanda this Friday, if you're interested in dancing the night away to some Scottish house music. You can also join the VIP list if you want to enjoy some vodka redbulls.. to help ward of sleep, of course.
    http://www.facebook.com/events/1662157663999464
  • Party Monster: DJ's will be spinning mixes to famous hits by Lana Del Ray, Madonna, Lady Gaga, and more, at Blondie this Friday. Throw in some Chilean Electro-pop and you've got yourself a dance party.
    http://www.facebook.com/events/391633964372830
  • Hot Room: The Hot Room will be providing Santiago with the always classic 90's dance party. Friday night at Club Eve. They suggest grabbing a bite to eat at Occulto first, which should provide enough fuel to get you through the evening.
    http://www.facebook.com/events/1687789091454837
  • #breakout: Friday night's mambo night won't be for everyone. Unless you're over 28, you won't be able to celebrate the end of the week with Rodrigo Garcia and DJ Gonzalo Ibanez. Candelaria suggests arriving in style, by using a 15% discount for a chauffeur; details on Facebook.
    http://www.facebook.com/events/1657282164512498
  • More DJ parties:
    Click here for additional DJ parties on Friday

Exhibits

  • Nuevos Lenguajes del arte textil: A special textile exhibit is currently on display at Sala de Arte Las Condes (Metro El Golf). The works of over 10 Chilean textile artists will be on display through October 3.
    http://www.facebook.com/events/149048982100664
  • Necrosis: Our friends at Perrera Arte are hosting a special event tonight at 8PM! This is a guided tour of the Necrosis exhibit by Claudio Pérez which deals with the deterioration of the Memorial to the Detained-Disappeared (on the Bulnes Bridge) which he created in 1999. Join the artist at the exhibit and tour the nearby bridge and memorial. FREE.
    http://www.perrerarte.cl/necrosis-vecinos-del-barrio-yungay-convocan-a-u...
  • Una guerra silenciosa e imposible: Chilean contemporary artist Ivan Navarro has a new installation on display at CorpArtes in Las Condes. Using electricity, artificial lights and optical illusions, Ivan aims to deliver a strange contemplative experience to the viewer. On display through October 18.
    http://www.facebook.com/events/944931872195696
  • Dibujos Pobres: Drop by the Centro Arte Alameda to check out the Dibujuos Pobres (Poor drawings) exhibit by Pablo Costa (Figue) through Sep 27. The drawings run from the absurd, political (same thing?) and everyday life.
    http://www.facebook.com/events/446617332165601
  • Fotografías del Museo Quay Branly: The third floor of the Museum of Memory and Human Rights (Metro Quinta Normal) is hosting this exhibit related to the Mapuche people. Ends Sep 27.
    http://www.facebook.com/events/1002542849776339
  • Even more exhibits:
    Click here for additional exhibits on Friday

Theater

  • Inocentes: "Innocents" is the adaptation of the play "Victims and Perpetrators" by the German playwright Thomas Jonigk. The play is about family pedophilia and features two teenagers in a playground with no time or space, just a blank surface where they develop endless memories under the sarcastic look of others. The teens play with different characters, developing them to great lengths and crudely exposing the sexual abuse they suffered from their parents.
    http://www.facebook.com/events/911651438907091
  • Otras: Through simple elements and moments of biting humor, the three actresses on stage share historical facts and fiction in a dynamic that invites us to look at a web of relationships and social practices based on male domination.
    http://www.facebook.com/events/1612265899048429
  • El libro de Ojiisan: Witness a trip to the East, where movement, manipulation of objects, lights and sound will give life to the immaterial.
    http://www.facebook.com/events/502036926611005
  • Even more theater:
    Click here for additional performances on Friday

Full list: http://www.agendarevolver.cl/?date=2015-09-11

Saturday (Sep 12)



Special Events

Live Music

Exhibits

  • Chile from within: Final weekend to check out the "Chile from within" exhibit at the GAM which features a collection of images captured from 1973 until 1988, depicting Chile under military rule. The images were published in a book in 1990 and shown in the US, Canada and France.
    http://www.gam.cl/home/disciplina/exposiciones/detalle/chile-desde-adentro
  • Dibujos Pobres: Drop by the Centro Arte Alameda to check out the Dibujuos Pobres (Poor drawings) exhibit by Pablo Costa (Figue) through Sep 27. The drawings run from the absurd, political (same thing?) and everyday life.
    http://www.facebook.com/events/446617332165601
  • Nuevos Lenguajes del arte textil: A special textile exhibit is currently on display at Sala de Arte Las Condes (Metro El Golf). The works of over 10 Chilean textile artists will be on display through October 3.
    http://www.facebook.com/events/149048982100664
  • Una guerra silenciosa e imposible: Chilean contemporary artist Ivan Navarro has a new installation on display at CorpArtes in Las Condes. Using electricity, artificial lights and optical illusions, Ivan aims to deliver a strange contemplative experience to the viewer. On display through October 18.
    http://www.facebook.com/events/944931872195696
  • Fotografías del Museo Quay Branly: The third floor of the Museum of Memory and Human Rights (Metro Quinta Normal) is hosting this exhibit related to the Mapuche people. Ends Sep 27.
    http://www.facebook.com/events/1002542849776339
  • Even more exhibits:
    Click here for additional exhibits on Saturday

Theater

  • Trazo: TRAZO is a contemporary dance interpretation related to the creation of a new planet. Come and enjoy movements and body expressions that give an answer to the question of how to create a space to live in.
    http://www.facebook.com/events/1667983206757238
  • La noche de los pelicanos: The play tells the story of a mayor and her assistant, in the midst of absolute crisis of the Municipality of San Antonio. They are in search of a way to recover the lost votes to be able to win reelection. A junior student offers an idea to organize the biggest carnival in the region: Night of the pelicans. The project becomes the perfect solution to clean the image of the candidate, but her only source of funding is in the hands of the most dangerous drug lord of the central coast, a situation that will force an exchange that will take her desire of power to the limits of a senseless tragedy.
    http://www.facebook.com/events/877241752351196
  • Lambda: Lambda is a staging of contemporary dance, directed by a Chilean choreographer Marcela Ortí­z de Zárate, who works in collaboration with the French musician Jean Louis Carlotti, and a Chilean photographer Susana Ruiz Pizarro. Live music and montage are part of the staging.
    http://www.facebook.com/events/502520143237663
  • Even more theater:
    Click here for additional performances on Saturday

Full list: http://www.agendarevolver.cl/?date=2015-09-12

Sunday (Sep 13)


Special Events

  • Ciclo Domingos Musicales: This Sunday the Teatro Municipal will be hosting their frequented Ciclo Domingos Musicales, offering a classical music show to the public, including a brief explanation before each piece. Featuring Ensamble Filarmónico, el Trío Filarmónico, Solístico Santiago and Ensamble Zero, the event is perfect for anyone looking for an educational and entertaining afternoon of classical music.
    http://www.municipal.cl/detalle-ciclo-domingos-musicales-1287
  • Fiestas Patrias en el Gran Yungay.: Final day to drop by Plaza Brasil for Barrio Yungay's Fiestas Patrias event. Featuring an artisan fair and live performances throughout the day. Highly recommended for a Sunday afternoon.
    http://www.facebook.com/events/1483614861939458
  • Simao: Enjoy a Sunday afternoon listening to local bands Silabario, Martina Lluvias, Erika Needs and Animalistas. For just one thousand pesos, you get to listen to four incredible Chilean Indie Rock bands, and if that is not enough, the venue will be selling beer and terremotos! Slow down, grab a terremoto, and enjoy the soothing sounds of these up-and-coming indie bands!
    http://www.facebook.com/events/1724952191066430
  • Museo Histórico Nacional: Last day to catch the free activities planned by the Museo Histórico Nacional (Metro Plaza de Armas). Sunday will feature a folk group at noon and a cueca class and live performance at 4PM. Free.
    http://www.museohistoriconacional.cl/618/w3-article-53322.html
  • Samo Allstar: Don't miss Samo Allstar at Teatro Caupolican this Sunday! The Mexican Pop star will be playing in Santiago as part of his South American tour, charming his way through Chile, Argentina, and Peru.
    http://www.facebook.com/events/1793999380826335
  • Street Feast 4: Another edition of the Street Feast food festival is taking place this Sunday. Event kicks off at 1PM and tickets are CP$2.000 with dishes costing around $2,000 - $3,000.
    http://www.facebook.com/events/1637807943170623
  • Semana de la Chilenidad: For the impatient- start your Dieciocho activities a bit early by heading over to Parque Hurtado (Bilbao 8651). They've already started with the celebrations which will run through Sep 20. Recommended - games for kids, food, live music, traditional games, stands, etc.
    http://www.semanadelachilenidad.cl/scw/site/edic/base/port/programa.html
  • Encuentro amoroso de meditación en luna nueva: Meditation gathering this Sunday at Quinta Normal. Meditation, yoga, share a Sunday evening with others.
    http://www.facebook.com/events/316630488461187
  • Casa de canto a 4 manos: Casa de Canto "A 4 Manos" has got the perfect way to bring in fiestas patrias! Not only will there be live music played by Los Meta y Ponga to which you can learn to dance cueca, but you can also enjoy a full menu of traditional Chilean food. And all of this for just 12,000 pesos per person!
    http://www.facebook.com/events/429913437198224
  • Santiago Violento: Final day to catch the free Chilean film screenings at Matucana 100 (Metro Quinta Normal) at 7:30PM. Sunday's film deals with three friends, trapped in miserable daily work routines, who only look forward to the weekends to get wasted and wind up venturing into the Santiago Centro underworld.
    http://www.m100.cl/programacion/cine-tricolor-para-empezar-a-zapatear/
  • Even more special events:
    Click here for additional special events on Sunday

Theater

  • Otras: Through simple elements and moments of biting humor, the three actresses on stage share historical facts and fiction in a dynamic that invites us to look at a web of relationships and social practices based on male domination.
    http://www.facebook.com/events/1612265899048429
  • El libro de Ojiisan: Witness a trip to the East, where movement, manipulation of objects, lights and sound will give life to the immaterial.
    http://www.facebook.com/events/502036926611005
  • Don Manu en la luna: Remind yourself 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
  • Even more theater:
    Click here for additional performances on Sunday

Full list: http://www.agendarevolver.cl/?date=2015-09-13

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

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