April 2012

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El Beso to re-open from 31st July 2012, so this post is now history. Check the latest here instead.

Post updated Tuesday 22nd May to reflect most recent changes in Buenos Aires.

Nobody is confirming the long term future of El Beso, but the milongas previously held there are on the move. They are finding new homes fast. I’ll update this page as I hear of each one. So far this is the news:

Cachirulo on Tuesdays is suspended (no longer in Boedo Tango as of Tuesday 22 May). It continues in Club Villa Malcolm on Saturdays.

From Wednesday 25th April, La Bruja is moving to Club Fulgor de Villa Crespo, Loyola 828, with a start time of 9pm.

From Thursday 26th April, Lujos is moving to La Nacional, Alsina 1465, 6.30pm start time.

From Friday 27th April, La Marshall is moving to Alsina 2540, the new Plaza Bohemia, with an 11.30pm start time.

From Saturday 28th April, Milonga De Las Morochas is also moving from El Beso to Alsina 2540, the new Plaza Bohemia. The milonga start time is 10pm.

Fresh starts — here’s wishing success to all!

Thank you Polina Østensvig, recently in Buenos Aires from Oslo, for the gorgeous photograph of the red door of El Beso at the top of this post. It’s a doorway that has welcomed so many from all over the world. I’m saying thank you tonight for all the times it has welcomed me since 2007 when I first danced there.

Sallycat

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Happy Tango. Don’t leave for Buenos Aires without it!

Happy Tango travellers, alas I am very sorry to report that El Beso, one of the most well-known tango venues in Buenos Aires (and one of Happy Tango‘s 7 Traditional Places to Try First) closed it doors at the weekend, and as of today Wednesday 18th April, it remains closed. The exact reasons I do not know, but it seems it’s to do with permits and paperwork relating to the requirements of the city government. Naturally we are all hoping that the matter gets resolved and that El Beso opens its doors again prontísimo. Meanwhile no classes or milongas are being held in El Beso.

I will update this post as I hear more news of El Beso.

Update! For news of where the milongas are moving to, click here.

On a happier note, La Milonguita opens a new milonga on Wednesday nights, starting 7pm tonight 18th April, at Armenia 1353, Palermo. Its name is La Milonguita SOHO (not to be confused with Milonga SOHO, by different organisers, in Villa Malcolm on Thursdays). La Milonguita was forced to move from its original home in Centro Montañes (also due to various bureaucratic matters outside of its control) earlier this year, and happily it re-established itself in La Nacional on Sunday nights. How great to hear that there will now be both a Sunday night La Milonguita in La Nacional and a Wednesday night La Milonguita in Palermo! For full details see milonguitabaile.com.ar

So, changes are always afoot in Buenos Aires. I will continue to keep you informed here and on the book’s Facebook page of any that affect the content of Happy T. so you need never be out of date. A second edition of the book is in the making, but the majority of the content will not change; my advice remains the same, only some of the hard facts require an update.  I am hoping that both El Beso and La Milonguita will be a part of it!

Sallycat

Buy Happy Tango and start planning your tango adventure to Buenos Aires, today.

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If you’re in the UK or Buenos Aires and need the book faster than the online stores can do it, use the Contact Us button and we’ll do our best to help.

Want to get updates between editions of Happy Tango?

  • Check the book’s Updates Blog, by clicking here.
  • Join the book’s Facebook page, here.

Need to know more?

  • Read an extract from the book’s Introduction, here.
  • See reviews of the book, here.
  • Get to know the author, here.

Happy Tango. Don’t leave for Buenos Aires without it!