Santiago Chile Activities April 24-May 1

Santiago Chile Activities April 24-May 1

A Treasure of Colonial Jewels

The earthquakes, fires and 500 years of decay still couldn’t bring down the walls of the Basílica de La Merced. The church houses a beautiful organ, ornate altars and a carillon that demonstrates the age and worth of the church, and a museum where you will find a wonderful collection of colonial art, pre-hispanic objects, silverworks, archaeological textiles and artifacts from Rapanui culture.

Museo de la Merced.Monday to Friday 10AM to 2PM and 3PM to 6PM. Mac-Iver 341, entrance beside the Basílica de La Merced.

April: Design, Objects, Lots of Art!

This weekend in STGO, Chile’s best local design fare will be uniting more than 120 stands of architecture, design items, gourmet and garden products. There will also be an exhibit with 20 of Chile’s most important artists showing off their paintings, illustrations and photos. The tunes will be left in charge of sets by Nicolás Cantry, Mákina Kandela, Pre Históricos and Needle DJ Set.

Thursday 24 to Sunday 27. 11AM to 10PM. $5.000 and $1.000 for those who arrive on bike. Estación Mapocho, metro Cal y Canto.

Saying Goodbye With Music!

La Despedida or the goodbye, It´s About Music. Three different stages of the Teatro Caupolicán will be taken over by great local and international artists. On Stage 99 Ignacio Aguirre, Paula Wapsas b2b Mañungo, Tomás Villarroel b2b Frans Vander Hoek, The Gypsis b2b MK2, Aldo Cadiz b2b Aldo Foschino and others will take over. On Stage Psychedelic Trance Djane Maitryk, Zoologic, Josh DJ Set, Anden Trip y Tkalli will perform.  Finally the Stage Monique Underground will be hosting Inti Kunza, Haiti aka Afrik, Diegors, Roman & Castro, Hans Buckel, Grandsonbeats and Nico.A b2b Sean Goldcamp.

Wednesday 30. 10PM. $8.000. Teatro Caupolican. San Diego 850.

Vendimia in Santiago

The valleys of Chile are picking their grapes and making wine and they have decided to unite in the beautiful Patio Bellavista with tastings from the different regions of Chile… all guided by an expert sommelier. The night will be capped off with the voice of some tasty soul and R&B from national singer GO.

Wednesday 30. 7PM. FREE. Anfiteatro Patio Bellavista.

Pedaling in Río Mapocho

The dream was born over two years ago: turn the río Mapocho into a bike path for the cruisers of STGO. In 2013, nearly 4,000 cyclists pedalled it, and this Saturday 26 they are expecting more than 8,000. The Mapocho Pedaleable will be open between 10AM and 5PM for runners, rollerbladers, cyclists and walkers between the Puente de Abasto (in front of the Tirso de Molina Market) and the Puente Huelén. What’s even cooler, there will be theater, yoga, juggling, artists, live music and storytellers in the Teatro Puente and the the Racamalac, Patronato and Abasto bridges.

La Bicicleta Verde. 7 Days a Week 9am-6pm. Loreto 6, Metro Bellas Artes. Hire a bike for $5,000 clp for 4 hrs.

Grab a Michelada in Lastarria!

While cruising through the beautiful Lastarria Neighborhood you owe it to yourself to stop into this old restored house right in front of the the Palacio Bruna. The mansion, now converted into Casa de la Luna Azul, offers  great daily lunch menu ($3.990), live music at night and some of the best micheladas in town!

Estado Unidos 367, Barrio Lastarria.