To keep Happy Tango 2nd Edition readers up to date, here is the latest round up of things I’ve heard about since the last Happy Tango updates post. Please note, I’m not advising of everything new, as there’s too much to keep tabs on, but I am telling you of the main changes to the milongas and practicas mentioned in the book.
If you prefer more immediate updates than these occasional round-ups, I usually post things as soon as I hear of them on the Happy Tango Facebook Page, here—and there on the FB page, I do post some extras and new places! Stay in touch, go Like the Page!
Happy dancing to you all!
In Centro Región Leonesa, on Thursday night (previously the milonga Niño Bien ), there is Milonga de los Zucca (10.30pm-4am), and on Friday is Yira Yira (moved from La Nacional, 11pm-4am), Milonga de los Consagrados continues on Saturdays (4.30pm-11.30pm).
Obelisco Tango goes from strength to strength, with some milongas moved there from venues I originally mentioned in Happy Tango 2nd Ed. and I’ve updated this post about Obelisco with the latest milonga schedule as of June 2014.
Club Gricel has seen a few changes, and Mondays is now Derecho Viejo (9pm-3am, was previously in Plaza Bohemia Tuesdays) organised by Juan Lencina and Daniel Rezk who also continue to run La Cachila in Gricel on Thursdays… La Cachila continues to be popular with solos and solas favouring the trad-but-not-too-formal vibe and they are definitely accustomed to welcoming tourists among their dancers, so perhaps still a good one to try there first.
In Nuevo Salon La Argentina, El Arranque is no longer on Mondays. But Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays continue, with the same trad vibe and older-age-range clientele.
Club Villa Malcolm continues to host a range of more informal milongas and practicas, but Thursday’s Soho Tango has moved to Salon Canning. Zum Practica de Tango replaces Tango Cool on Fridays (11.30-3.30pm). Saturday’s Cachirulo moved to Obelisco Tango some time ago and is replaced by Fruto Dulce de Gala (22.30-4am) which also continues on Wednesdays in Malcolm.
La Maria Tango is taking an Autumn/Winter break, keep an eye on their La Maria Tango Facebook page for updates. Their home, the bohemian venue La Catedral remains open for classes and dance and music events.
There is no La Milonguita on Sundays at the moment, but it’s happening in the very lovely Sala Siranush in Palermo on Wednesdays.
La Piccola Milonga (previously Wednesdays) has closed.
These I think are the major changes since 2012! Amazing really how little actually does change… whatever is happening in the crazy world we live in, in the milongas… the dancing, blessedly, continues.
Don’t forget that since Happy Tango 2nd Ed. was published, the excellent App (and website) Hoy-Milonga became available. They do a good job of updates, so you can check what’s on on any given day. Things can always change at the last minute though, so the only way to be really sure is to check with the organisers of any milonga you plan to visit, or turn up and take the chance! But you already know that, right?
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