Night of tango tonight

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.

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