Here is the Christmas post direct to you — with news of some places where you can dance in Buenos Aires over Christmas and New Year 2014/15 — from Happy Tango: Sallycat’s Guide to Dancing in Buenos Aires.
Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day fall on Wednesdays and Thursdays this year. If you’re visiting Buenos Aires over the festive period, and using Happy Tango (2nd Edition) as your guide, here are a few places from the book, or from recent updates to it, that are promising Christmas and/or New Year tango. General rule of thumb for Buenos Aires tango over the festive break — quite a few places may open on 25th and 1st, many more places will be CLOSED on 24th and 31st.
Remember that public transport and taxi availability will be reduced, especially on 24th and 31st (the nights of the traditional family meals and celebrations in Argentina), so you might end up having to walk a bit further than usual; do take care as you go, especially as there will doubtless be lots of fireworks going off in the streets and from surrounding rooftops and balconies. As always, make a phone call or check the organiser’s website/Facebook page before setting out, to avoid disappointment!
La Viruta (www.lavirutatango.com)
Open on Wednesday 24th from midnight, and on Wednesday night of 31st from 1am.
Salon Canning (Soho Tango on Facebook)
Open on Thursday 25th (class at 9pm, milonga at 10.30pm)
Sueño Porteñ0 will be open on Wednesday 31st December, but in OBELISCO TANGO Entre Rios 1056, for a dinner (reservations only) and milonga after, please see details in the Sueño Porteñ0 Facebook post here.
Lujos in El Beso will open as normal, from 6.30pm on Thursday 25th December and 1st January.
If I hear of updates to these or additions, I will try to add them.
Thank you to everyone who has purchased or recommended Happy Tango in 2014. Do remember to tell your tango-dancing friends that the book is now available on Kindle as well as in paperback from Amazon worldwide. Read some reviews. Read some more reviews!
And, whether you’re in Buenos Aires or you’ve got snow or the beach (thanks to JHeart Tango for the photo of the 1st Edition of Happy T. taking a break on a beach somewhere in Australia!) this Christmas, may joy in tango and in life be yours over the festive season and in 2015!