Grete Stern at the MALBA

(Photo by TheFutureIsUnwritten)

The MALBA is showcasing a new exhibit until the 1st of July on the work of Grete Stern.  The German/Argentine photographer began her prolific career in Berlin during the 30’s but the combination of living under the Nazi regime and meeting her Argentine husband led her to migrate first to London and then to Buenos Aires where she finally made her home.

In Buenos Aires she worked for different magazines including SUR and Idilio, a publication on psychoanalysis.  Whilst in Idilio, Stern produced a series of photomontages depicting the dreams that readers sent in to be analyzed. The oneiric images from this period are the protagonists of the exhibition.

The MALBA opens from midday to 8pm and is closed on Tuesdays.  On Wednesdays, the ticket is half price and the museum opens until 9pm.  Avenida Figueroa Alcorta 3415, Recoleta. 4808-6500.

This Week in Buenos Aires

Monday

(Photo by Catholic Church (England and Wales))

Today is the last day of the Buenos Aires Alta Moda (BAAM) Fashion Week at the Sheraton that shows all the haute-couture collections for Autumn-Winter 2013.  Runway shows by different designers are programmed at 6pm, 8pm, and 9.30pm. contacto@vrandvastyle.com.ar 4773 6233.

In the evening stop by La Peña del Colorado. 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.

 Staring at 10 pm there will also be a vigil outisde the Buenos Aires Metropolitan cathedral with live music shows and a broadcast of all the events at the Vatican starting at 5 am due to the inauguration of Pope Francisco.

Tuesday

(Photo by Megyarsh)

Stop by the new Gardel exhibit that is being showcased at the Casa de la Cultura until the 30th of April. The exhibition features the largest tango collection in the world! Av. De Mayo 575, first floor, downtown.

Later on, don’t miss the Colón Theatre’s first ballet of the year, Neoclassical Trilogy III. Tickets here.

Wednesday

(Photo by CMMooney)

Everything French will be celebrated on Wednesday at Plaza San Martin where there will be French cuisine, exhibits, performances and more from midday to 8pm.

In the evening the Orquesta Típica Fernandez Fierro will be staging a live tango show at the Club Atlético Fernandez Fierro in Abasto.  Sánchez de Bustamante 764, Abasto. info@caff.com.ar.

Thursday

(Photo by mikilgenio80)

Stop for a light lunch at hierbabuena in San Telmo and then check out the Margarita Paksa exhibit at the MAMBA, on until the 30th of March.  Av. San Juan 350, San Telmo.  4342-3001.

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.

Friday

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Book your place for a special lunch with the Argentine Experience who will give you the 411 on everything local and feed you great Argie meat and more! They also organize mate and dulce de leche tastings. More information here.

In the evening, Australian electro-pop duo The Presets will be staging a live show at the popular Palermo Club Niceto. Niceto Vega 5510, Palermo. 4779-9396.

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.

PM Open air music– Outdoor live music, art and more merge in this new Saturday event which takes place in Palermo from 2pm to 9pm. Paraguay 4905, Palermo

Find a ten-day weather forecast here.

St Patrick’s Day in Buenos Aires

(Photo by Sunfell)

Buenos Aires is known for its party lifestyle and throughout the years it has incorporated more and more international festivities, including one of the most popular, St. Patrick’s Day. With the 5th largest Irish community in the world and the jolly nature of the celebration, it’s no wonder. If you want to join the rest of the leprechauns with a frothy pint this weekend then check out the following St Paddy’s day parties and events:

Celtic Festival: Saturday 16th of March- 7:30pm. The Celtic festival will feature an exhibit and fair with everything Irish and Scottish on display. There will also be live bands, and typical Irish dances.  Virrey Loreto 2348, Belgrano.

St. Patrick’s Day Pub Crawl 16th of March- 9pm. The pub crawl costs $150 (pesos), and includes free wine and beer from 9-10pm, pizzas, a stop at three different bars with a free shooter at each, discounts on drinks and a last stop at a nightclub. Book your place in advance here.

St. Patrick’s Parade: 17th of March – 5pm. will take off at Arroyo and Suipacha, downtown, at 7pm, ending at Plaza San Martín. The parade will include traditional Irish music and dancing and a fairy and leprechaun costume contest.

Meanwhile, Reconquista Street in Retiro is the traditional city spot for St. Patrick’s Day feasting.  If you head in this direction, expect large crowds, a super street party and lively heavy drinking!

A full list of pubs that will be participating with special promotions, Guinness and more is available here.

Coming up: Buenos Aires Market

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Buenos Aires Market kicks off its 2013 edition this weekend at the 3 de Febrero Parks in Palermo. The market, which aims at promoting healthy lifestyle and organic products, will have over 60 stands and will be featuring different workshops on organic gardening, raw food and more. There will also be free yoga classes on both Saturday and Sunday at midday.

The fair will take place from 10 am to 7pm at the intersection of Sarmiento and Libertador Avenue.  If it rains the market will take place on the following weekend.

Future fairs will be taking place throughout the year at different locations:

March: 16th and 17th / 3 de Feberero Parks, Palermo

April: 13th and 14th / Barrancas de Belgrano

May: 11th and 12th / 3 de Febrero Parks, Palermo

June: 22nd and 23rd / Parque Rivadavia, Caballito

July: 13th and 14th / 3 de Febrero Parks, Palermo

August: 17th and 18th / Plaza San Martín

September: 14th and 15th / 3 de Febrero Parks, Palermo

October: 12th and 13th /La Boca- Usina del Arte

November: 23rd and 24th / 3 de Febrero Parks, Palermo

Ciudanza 2013

(Photo by Fábio_Martins)

Starting this Thursday, three city parks will be displaying unique contemporary dance performances for the Ciudanza festival, which seeks to fuse dance with urban landscapes.

The event will take place on the 14th and 15th of March at Parque Las Heras in Palermo and will feature 4 dance performances each day which will kick off at 8pm.

On the 16th and 17th the event will kick off at 3pm at Plaza San Martin in Retiro. There will be 4 performances each day that will include hip-hop and parkour.

On the 16th and 17th of March there will also be performances at Parque Patricios starting at 5pm.

The full program is available here.

At the Buenos Aires Core: Av. Corrientes

Avenida Corrientes is one of the city’s most emblematic avenues and spans from Puerto Madero to the Chacarita cemetery. Known as the street that never sleeps, due to the many theatres and cafes that line it, it is full of history and local identity.

 

(Photo by ‘J’)

It’s hard to believe that the lively avenue was once a narrow dirt road, but that is how it started out in the XVIII century. When Domingo Acasssuso inaugurated the San Nicolás de Bari temple (where the obelisk is today and where the Argentine flag was first raised in Buenos Aires), the street began to acquire a greater importance and progressively expanded. It had many different names and finally settled on Corrientes in 1822 to honor the Corrientes province’s involvement in the Argentine independence.

During the early 20th century, the first theatres began to open as well as cafes and restaurants. Tango was acquiring a great popularity in the city and the Abasto area boomed with Corrientes Av. at its heart.

 

(Photo by Evandro Flores)

Today, Av. Corrientes is one of the cultural epicenters of the city where live music acts, film screenings and theatre are always on offer. The Revue and music hall are genres that have been locally accepted and their main attractions are scantily dressed feather clad vedettes (female singers and entertainers). The area is also known for its bookstores, traditional cafe’s such as La Giralda and Gato Negro, and pizza venues such as Las Cuartetas and Guerrin.

This Week in Buenos Aires

Monday

(Photo by Marshall Astor – Food Fetishist)

The Buenos Aires Alta Moda (BAAM) Fashion Week kicks off at the Sheraton showing all the haute-couture collections for Autumn-Winter 2013.  Runway shows by different designers are programmed at 6pm, 8pm, and 9.30pm until the 18th of March. contacto@vrandvastyle.com.ar 4773 6233

At 9pm Interpol’s lead guitarist Paul Banks will be staging a live show at La Trastienda. Tickets here.

Tuesday

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Summer 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.

Later on head to  La Catedral in Almagro and take a tango lesson at either 7.30 pm or 9pm. Sarmiento 4006, Almagro.

Wednesday

(Photo by jikatu)

Head to the Dorrego Flea Market in Palermo, which is often overlooked and is the perfect place to go on a treasure hunt.  Antiques and curious finds are waiting to be dug up and claimed in this charming neighborhood market. Open Tue-Sun 10am-7pm.  Av.Dorrego and Conde.

In the evening, Maxim Resto Bar hosts happy hour and a weekly beerlingual bilingual pub quizJorge Luis Borges 1750, Palermo.

Thursday

(Photo by Parque de la Memoria – BsAs, Argentina)

CiuDanza kicks off at Parque Las Heras, Plaza San Martín and Parque Patricios where dance will magically merge with urban spaces until the 17th of March. Find the full program here.

In the evening, stop by Florería Atlántico for drinks, dinner and a lovely time. Arroyo 872, Retiro. 6761-2908

Friday

(Photo by Jack Zalium)

The stunning Muse National de Arte Decorative (MNAD) is inaugurating a new exhibit by photographer Lucia Busch.

In the evening, visit Fierro’s Thank Fierro its Friday Happy Hour from 6pm to 8.30 pm and then head to one of the best speakeasies in the city! Soler 5862, Palermo. 3220-6800.

Saturday and Sunday

(Photo by dailybeatz)

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.

Don’t miss the performances at the urban dance festival CiuDanza that will take place until the17th of March.  Parque Las Heras, Plaza San Martín and Parque Patricios will be the stages. Find the full program here.

PM Open air music– Outdoor live music, art and more merge in this new Saturday event which takes place in Palermo from 2pm to 9pm. Paraguay 4905, Palermo

On Saturday the second part of the Moon Park electronic festival will be taking place featuring Sasha and Hernán Cattaneo at Centro Costa Salguero. Tickets here.

Find a ten-day weather forecast here