February in Buenos Aires

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As the year progresses the city picks up its rhythm with the return of many a porteño vacationer, an array of cultural activities and carnival! Below is the list of events to start planning for!

Carnival 2013: Expect loud drums and colorful costumes around different city neighborhoods as the murgas hit the streets on the 2, 3, 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12th of February. Also, on Fridays the 11th, 18th and 25th of February and on the 4th of March there will be carnival festivities in Parque Centenario.

Davies Tennis Cup: 1st-3rd of February- Sports fans should hurry to get tickets for one of the city’s most awaited tennis tournaments of the year. Tickets here.

Shakespeare Festival: 8th-16th of February- The city gets medieval with this festival that celebrates one of the most renowned playwrights in history. Theatre is of course one of the highlights but the festival also includes live music, the recreation of a medieval village, film screenings and a special bicycle adventure. More information here.

Ultra Electronic Music Festival: 19th & 23rd of February- The famous international electronic music festival brings its beats to Buenos Aires with a lineup including AVICII, Dash Berlin, Armin Van Buuren and Carl Cox. Tickets here.

In Mendoza:

February 24 to March 1, 2013- Crossing of the Andes- Mendoza. La Morada de Los Andes in Valle del Uco is organizing a once in a lifetime experience that combines adventure, culinary bliss and more at their annual crossing of the Andes by horseback tour. More information here.

Live music:

Jamiroquai: 15th of February. Starting at 10 pm this British artist will be making an enthusiastic Argie audience dance the night away at Club Ferro. Tickets here.

Fatboy Slim: 16th of February. The renowned international DJ will be playing a special set at Pacha, Buenos Aires’s electronic mecca. Tickets here.

Andrew Bird:  26th of February. The renowned multi-instrumentalist indie artist, who was once a part of the Squirrel Nut Zippers, will be staging a live show starting at 9pm and the trendy Palermo Club Niceto.  Tickets here.


Harún Farocki at the Fundación Proa. Av. Pedro de Mendoza 1929. 4104-1000.  

Traditional Argentine Figurative Art at the Museo Benito Quinquela Martín. Av. Pedro de Mendoza 1843, La Boca. 4301-1080.

Papeles Modernos- from Toulouse-Lautrec to Picasso.  Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes. Av. Del Libertador 1473, Recoleta. 

Tracey Emin/ Oscar Muñoz- MALBA. Avenida Figueroa Alcorta 3415, Recoleta. 4808-6511

Contraluz- Juan Gatti- Sivory MuseumAv. Infanta Isabel 555, Palermo. 4772-5628.

Margarita Paksa/ Massimo Listri/ Italian video art 2004-2012/ Lux Linder/Alejandro Somaschini/ Site Specific, Matías Ercole, Juan Malka and Kirsten Dosel-  MAMBA. Av. San Juan 350, San Telmo.  4342-3001.

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