Santiago Chile Weekly Activities April 17-24

Santiago Chile April 17-24

A Grand Master Of Photography

The first Latin American photographer contracted by the agency Magnum, and perhaps the most famous in Chilean history, Sergio Larraín has an must-see exhibit at the Museo Bellas Artes. He abruptly left photography to study meditation, leaving many of his creations hidden for years. His shots of Valparaiso, Chilean Bohemia of the 50’s, abandoned children in the Rio Mapocho, Chiloe, the urban aesthetic of Paris and the widows of Sicily are just a few of the powerful images in the exhibit.

$600, Sunday Free. Parque Forestal. Closed Friday 18 for Semana Santa.

Valparaiso Needs Your Help!

Valparaiso has suffered a devastating fire and help is needed. Various bands are organizing concerts and shows to get money together for the victims of the disaster. Bar Constitución will have a show with rock, funk, punk, cumbia of Villa Cariño where part of your entry will go to Valparaiso (Thursday 17, 12AM. Constitución 67. $4.000). The show Beneficio Aguante Valpo will have  Anarkia Tropical, Carnavalito Gitano and Sepamoya with Dj Partisan and Picon (Sunday 20, 3PM. Alameda 776. $1.000+donations of food, clothing and cleaning supplies). The Tour a Beneficio de los damnificados de Valparaiso! in Club Subterráneo with reggae from Haumoana y Ocean Soldiers (Tuesday 22, 11PM. Orrego Luco 46. $2.000+donations of diapers, milk, food, blankets, cleaning supplies).

The Rhythm of Gospel

Semana Santa is here but this get-together will not be about chocolate eggs. The Encuentro de Música Sacra UC has prepared an event of rhythm presenting the Bethel Quartet followed by a Gospel Mass with a grand chorus taking to the stage. Excellent opportunity to visit the Campus Oriente of the Universidad Católica, located on the grounds of an old nun’s convent.

Thursday 24. FREE. 7PM. Jaime Guzmán Errázuriz 3300. From Metro Manuel Montt take bus D09.

Non-Stop Pizzas

The hottest thing in Barrio Bellavista is La Fábrica de Pizza where homemade pizzas are served up with thin crust, topped by fresh ingredients and accompanied by cheap beer. Lots of delicious options await including classics like the Napolitana, 4 Cheese, Primavera or new inventions such as the Retumba (rocotto, red onion, olives, chorizo), Chilena, Cannibal, or Vegana (no cheese, lots of veggies)

La Fábrica de Pizzas. Pío Nono 105.

Santiago From Below, Santiago From Above

You cannot visit Santiago without checking out Cerro San Cristobal, the main park of the city whose vantages offer a 360 degree view of the city. With the brisk autumn breeze at your back, hop on bicycle and climb the hill. The ride up will offer you many shops and stores to stop in, finishing with a traditional refreshing mote con huesillos at the top of the hill.

La Bicicleta Verde. 7 Days a Week 9am-6pm Loreto 6, Metro Bellas Artes MTN BIke Rentals 4 hrs for $9,000 clp. Tel 022-737-5649