Alianza Française will present an evening of tango tonight as part of the Art City Tour 2001.
The program is titled “La vida es una milonga,” referring to what a program for tango is called. A musician identified as Oscar López Salaberry will play the bandoneon, the traditional accordion that accompanies tango songs.
The French cultural center on Avenida 7 in Barrio Amón will also offer discussions and mini-courses in an effort to recreate Paris in the 1930s when the tango was at its height. The program starts at 5 p.m. and runs until 9 p.m.
The Art City Tour seeks to have residents rediscover the city with trips to cultural events, art galleries, parks and musuems. Points of departure are at the Museo de Arte y Diseño Contemporáneo, the Museo Nacional, the Museo del Banco Central and the Museo de Jade where residents have the option of taking a bus. Buses leave at 4:30 p.m. and they are identified by colored signs.
Some 15 museums are participating but each bus will not go to all of them.
At 8:45 p.m. a DJ is scheduled in Plaza de la Democracía as well as a demonstration of Capoeira.