Franz Ackermann at Faena Arts Center

(Photo by Kai Ross)

Renowned German contemporary artist Franz Ackermann is known for his colorful large-scale representations of his journeys through urban landscapes. Inspired by psychogeography, the artist roams different places and then puts together bright conceptual maps of the cities he visits, reflecting his psychological experience of the surroundings.

Throughout November, the Faena Arts Center in Puerto Madero will be exhibiting the artist’s latest work based on the his experience of Buenos Aires. The exhibits is open to the public from Friday to Sunday from midday to 7pm and tickets cost 30 pesos. Aimé Paine 1169, Puerto Madero. 4010 9233. info@faenaartscenter.org

This Week in Buenos Aires

Monday

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From the 16th of November to the 25th of February the MALBA will be featuring a new exhibit on celebrated contemporary British artist, Tracy Emin. Not to be missed. Avenida Figueroa Alcorta 3415, Recoleta.  

In the evening stop by La Peña del Colorado where a tango peña will be held at 8.30pm. This Palermo-centered peña serves traditional food and stages live shows as well as hosting folklore dances for the community.  From midnight onwards they also encourage the diners to play spontaneous guitar music. (They offer the guitars).  Güemes 3657, Palermo. 4822-1038. info@lapeniadelcolorado.com.

Tuesday

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Check out the new fileteado porteño exhibit that was recently incorporated to the  Museo de la Ciudad which showcases all kinds of different aspects of Buenos Aires including city doors, toys, musical instruments, advertisements and more. Defensa 219, San Telmo. 4331-9855

In the evening Joss Stone will playing at the Luna Park Stadium. Tickets here

Wednesday

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Book your place for a unique afternoon of wine, tapas and Argentine fashion (think amazing leather bags, jewelry and more) at the Fierro Hotel garden from 5pm-8pm. Organized by Shop Hop BA and Hernán Gipponi Restaurant. infoshopbuenosaires@gmail.com

The Buenos Aires Jazz Festival kicks off at 8.30pm at the Usina del Arte in La Boca with a show by the Tom Harrel Quintet. The festival will take place until the 26th of November, promising for swing filled days and many an outdoor show. Find the full program here. 

British band Pulp will also be staging a live concert at Estadio Luna Park. Tickets here.

Thursday

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Spring is the time for outdoor sightseeing and there are some great tours by air and water that make for perfect alternatives to get to know the city in a fun and novel way.

Book your place at Fierro Hotel’s Thursday wine tasting and sample some great Argentine wines, chosen by the president of the Argentine Sommelier Association Andres Rosberg and in-house Sommelier Martin Bruno. Tastings, which include special tapas from Hernán Gipponi Restaurant, cost 160 pesos per person and are limited to 8. Soler 5862, Palermo. 3220-6800.

In the evening Joss Stone will playing at the Luna Park Stadium. Tickets here

Friday

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Don’t miss the Caravaggio exhibit taking place at the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes (National Fine Arts Museum) until the 15th of December. Av. Libertador 1473, Recoleta.

In the evening stop by Fierro´s Thank Fierro its Friday Happy Hour from 6pm to 8.3opm and then head to one of the city´s top bars such as Isabel, Frank`s Bar, Unicorn Husset or 878! Soler 5862, Palermo. 3220-6800.

Saturday and Sunday

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Remember to make a reservation for Hernán Gipponi’s unique must-try brunch, served on Saturdays and Sundays! Soler 5862, Palermo Hollywood. 3220-6800.  info@hgrestaurant.com.ar.

The Buenos Aires Open Air Market will be taking place throughout the weekend at Barrancas de Belgrano, offering fresh organic produce and more!

The Campeonato Argentino Abierto de Polo, one of the most important polo events of the year, is in full swing with tournaments throughout the weekend. Tickets here.

Don’t miss the Buenos Aires Jazz Festival that will take place until the 26th of November promising for swing filled days and many an outdoor show. Find the full program here. 

Don’t Miss: Feria Masticar

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The Feria Masticar, a food and cooking fair organized by some of the city’s most prestigious chefs, kicks off today until the 18th of November.  Throughout the weekend, delicious food, top quality products and special cooking classes will all be offered at this first edition of the fair, which promotes itself under the slogan Comer rico hace bien (Eating delicious food is good for you).

A group called A.C.E.L.G.A, which is comprised of renowned chefs and businessmen from the culinary world, put the event together. The chefs themselves selected the products that will be on sale. Additionally, there will be plenty a chance to try some delicious traditional and novel local cuisine including a special menu by GAJO (a full list of participating restaurants and the menus they will be offering is available here). Also, some of Buenos Aires’ celebrity chefs will offer cooking classes and conferences throughout the three days (Find the full program here).

Tickets to the fair cost 30 pesos and include access to cooking classes and conferences (limited to available space). The fair will be open from midday to 11pm on Friday and Saturday, and until 10pm on Sunday. El Dorrego,  Zapiola 50, Colegiales

Tracey Emin at the MALBA

(Photo by Juan Nosé)

The MALBA is inaugurating a new exhibit this week, featuring works by renowned British artist Tracey Emin. The exhibition, called How It Feels, will feature five videos produced between 1995 and 2000.

The contemporary artist, who emerged as part of the group YBA (Young British Artists) is well known for her provocative and highly emotive and intimate work such as the installations Everyone I Have Ever Slept With 1963–1995 and My Bed. The videos that will be showcased play upon some of the common themes of the artist’s works including gender issues, sexuality, abortion and social class.

The exhibit will be on display from the 16th of November to the 25th of February. Museum opening hours are from midday to 8pm, except for Tuesdays when it is closed. Tickets are 30 pesos. Avenida Figueroa Alcorta 3415, Recoleta. 4808-6500.

Coming Up: Argentina Open Polo Championship

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The most important Polo championship of the year kicks off this Saturday until the 8th of December.  The championship, which is the fifth oldest in the world and dates back to 1893, is one of the most prestigious social events of the year and is renowned internationally for its quality sport and horses. This makes it perfect for getting in touch with an emblematic aspect of Argentine culture, enjoying the grace of the sport and people watching.

The Open Polo Championship will take place at the posh Catedral de Polo in Palermo. Tickets to the matches are available here and can be bought for the whole tournament or for individual matches.  Prices for the whole tournament range from 445 pesos to 7980 pesos, depending on seating. Prices of the individual matches that have already gone on sale range between 50 pesos and 600 pesos.

Fileteado Porteño at Museo de la Ciudad

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The Museo de la Ciudad showcases all kinds of different aspects of Buenos Aires including permanent exhibits of city doors, toys, musical instruments, advertisements and more. Last Saturday it added a new permanent collection that features a typical porteño style of painting called Fileteado Porteño.

This typical Argentine painting style dates back to the nineteenth century when it was first used as a decoration for horse drawn carts used to transport foods. It was progressively developed as a way of advertising and because big letters were taxed, the focus was placed on elaborate ornamentation to frame smaller letters. The style also became popular amongst the tango scene and many traditional tango neighborhoods feature ornamented filetes on their walls.  It has since been used as a decoration for accordions, buses, furniture, home fronts and more. A visit to the museum is a great way to learn more about this colorful painting style, as is the Fileteado Porteño Tour. The museum is also showcasing a temporary exhibit on hats.

Museum opening hours are from Monday to Friday from 11am-7pm and on weekends from 1pm to 6pm. Tickets cost 1 peso. Defensa 219, San Telmo. 4331-9855

This Week in Buenos Aires

Monday

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Take a free tour of Buenos Aires with Jonathan, an Englishman in love with the city. Tours start every day at 11am at the center of Plaza Italia by the Garibaldi Horse monument and cover the areas of Almagro, Congress and the Plaza de Mayo using local transport to get around. More information here.

In the afternoon, stop for some tea and sweet treats at the traditional Confitería Las Violetas and then work off those medialunas by dancing at the nearby Centro Cultural Konex where La Bomba del Tiempo, a percussion orchestra that has become one of the local musts, will be showing off their drumming skills. Sarmiento 3131, Abasto. 4864-3200

Tuesday

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Don’t miss the Caravaggio exhibit taking place at the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes (National Fine Arts Museum) until the 15th of December. Av. Libertador 1473, Recoleta.

In the evening stop by Boris Club de Jazz where the Nicolàs Sorin Octeto will be playing at 9pm. Gorriti 5568, Palermo.

Wednesday

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Head to the National Library in Palermo (a landmark in itself) and check out the exhibit on local rock legend Luis Alberto Spinetta and the screenings of some of his live performances at 2pm. Aguero 2502, Palermo.

Later on stop by La Catedral in Almagro where you can take a tango lesson staring at 7.30 pm or 9pm. Sarmiento 4006, Almagro.

 

Thursday

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Book your place at Fierro Hotel’s Thursday wine tasting and sample some great Argentine wines, chosen by the president of the Argentine Sommelier Association Andres Rosberg and in-house Sommelier Martin Bruno. Tastings, which include special tapas from Hernán Gipponi Restaurant, cost 160 pesos per person and are limited to 8. Soler 5862, Palermo. 3220-6800.

The Colón Theatre will be showcasing Museo Pierrot, a music and art installation by Arnold Schonberg about the relationship between the music and the moon. 15th, 16th and 17th of November.

Friday

(Photo by AlineGomes.)

From the 16th of November to the 25th of February the MALBA will be featuring a new exhibit on celebrated contemporary British artist, Tracy Emin. Not to be missed. Avenida Figueroa Alcorta 3415, Recoleta.  

In the evening stop by Fierro´s Thank Fierro its Friday Happy Hour from 6pm to 8.3opm and then head to one of the city´s top bars such as Isabel, Frank`s Bar, Unicorn Husset or 878! Soler 5862, Palermo. 3220-6800.

The Colón Theatre will be showcasing Museo Pierrot, a music and art installation by Arnold Schonberg about the relationship between the music and the moon. 15th, 16th and 17th of November.

Super star Lady Gaga will be wowing the crowds at Estadio River Plate. Tickets here.

Saturday and Sunday

(Photo by Adrian Midgley)

Remember to make a reservation for Hernán Gipponi’s unique must-try brunch, served on Saturdays and Sundays! Soler 5862, Palermo Hollywood. 3220-6800.  info@hgrestaurant.com.ar.

The Campeonato Argentino Abierto de Polo, one of the most important polo events of the year, kicks off on Saturday with tournaments throughout the weekend. Tickets here.

The Colón Theatre will be showcasing Museo Pierrot, a music and art installation by Arnold Schonberg about the relationship between the music and the moon. 15th, 16th and 17th of November.

On Saturday Manu Chao will be staging a live show at the Balneario Municipal San Pedro, outside of the city. Tickets here.

On Saturday Slash and Black Label Society will be playing at the Estadio Malvinas Argentinas. Tickets here.

Find a ten-day weather forecast here.