Buenos Aires Spring 2013

(Photo by Lieutenant Pol)

Events

FIBA international theatre festival- 4th to the 20th of October. More information here.

International Jazz Festival- 20th to the 25th of November.  More information here.

Feria de las Naciones- 16th to the 25th of November. A display of foods and traditions from different countries at La Rural in Palermo.

Noche de los Museos– 9th of November. The city museums open their doors until 3am for a lively and arty night.

PM Open Air Music kicks off its Spring-Summer 2013 edition with live music and more every Saturday from 3pm onwards at San Pedro de Jujuy 101, Retiro.

Concerts

21st of September- Caetano Veloso- Teatro Gran Rex. Tickets here.

21st of September- John Digweed at Mandarine. Avenida Costanera Norte and Sarmiento.

21st of September- Steve Bug at Pacha. Av. Rafael Obligado 6151, Costanera.

26th of September- Bon Jovi at Estadio Velez Sarsfield. Tickets here.

27th of September- Iron Maiden at Estadio River Plate. Tickets here.

28th of September- Alice in Chains at Estadio Luna Park. Tickets here.

2nd of October- Al Di Meola at the Teatro Opera. Tickets here.

4th of October- Marc Houle, Magda and Troy Pierce at Mandarine Park.Avenida Costanera Norte and Sarmiento.

5th of October- Paul Van Dyke at Mandarine Park.Avenida Costanera Norte and Sarmiento.

6th of October- Black Sabath and Megadeth at Estadio Único de la Plata. Tickets here.

12th and 13th of October- Personal Fest featuring Aerosmith, Muse, Whitesnake and Janes Addiction. Tickets here.

1st  to the 3rd of November- Quilmes Rock featuring Blur and Tan Bionica at Ciudad del Rock. Tickets here.

8th of November- Ringo Starr at the Luna Park Stadium. Tickets here.

9th of November- Creamfields featuring Sven Bath and Richie Hawtin. Tickets here.

12th of November- Red Hot Chili Peppers- to be confirmed.

14th of November- Planeta Terra Fest featuring Travis, Lana del Rey and Beck at Tecnópolis. Tickets here.

15th of November- Paco de Lucía at the Gran Rex Theatre. Tickets here.

20th of November- Devendra Banhart at the Gran Rex. Tickets here.

23rd of November- Cat Stevens at Tecnopolis. Tickets here.

12th of December- Stevie Wonder at Estadio Velez Sarsfield. Tickets here.

14th of December- Metallica- To be confirmed.

14th of December- Buenos Aires Summer Break Fest 2013  featuring Dave Mathews, Incubus and SOJA at  Al Rio. Tickets here.

June 2013 in Buenos Aires

(Photo by wallygrom)

Art Attack: 7th of June at the Centro de Exposiciones de la Ciudad. This artistic experienced is aimed at children who participate in different creative activities for two hour duration of the event. Tickets here.

Cuisine & Vins Expo: The 2013 Cuisine Vins Expo will be taking place at the stunning Palacio Paz on the 13th and 14th of June from 5pm to 11pm. A must for foodie and wine enthusiasts alike! More information here.  Av. Santa Fe 750, Downtown. From 5pm-11pm.

Ciudad Emergente: The festival, which seeks to display emerging art and cultural expressions of the city, will take place from the 19th to the 23rd of June at the Centro Cultural Recoleta Junín 1930, Recoleta.

The Argentine national Flag Day is celebrated on the 20th of June, which is a national holiday Expect locro, pastelitos, and other typical festive delicacies!

Yayoi Kusama: To end the month with a punch, the much awaited Yayoi Kusama exhibit kicks off on the 30th of June at the MALBA. Av. Figueroa Alcorta 3415, Palermo. 4808-6500.

Live Music

5th of June- Esperanza Spalding- Gran Rex. Tickets here.

14th of June- Moonchild- Teatro Coliséo. Tickets here.

15th and 15th of June- Salif Keita- Club Niceto. Tickets here.

24th of June- Carl Barat and Gary Powell from The Libertines- Teatro Vorterix. Tickets here.

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.

Buenos Aires Summer 2013

(Photo by Shan Sheehan)

A new year is upon us, and with it, a whole new calendar to fill with events and activities in the city. Below are some of the monthly highlights to take into consideration for this Summer.

January

In Argentina January is always a month of legal recess so a lot of activity slows down and many a Porteño flee to the nearby beaches.  It is also a time chosen for renovations.  This year the A-line subway, with its antique wagons will be closed down for renovations during January and perhaps February too.   The decorative arts museum in Palermo is also closed for renovations until the 14th of January, as is the Planetarium until the 21st of January. The Colón Theatre remains open for touring but kicks off with its program in March.

Exhibits:

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

Alberto Giacometti/ Contemporary Argentine art- Fundacion PROA. Av. Pedro de Mendoza 1929, La Boca.  4104.1000.

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.

Homage to Arquitect Pablo Pater/ Nativity Scene by María Isabel Fotheringham- Museo de Arte Hispanoamericano Isaac Fernandez Blanco. Suipacha 1422, downtown. 4327- 0228.

February

Activity picks up in February with important sports events including a Boca-River football match and the Davies Cup tennis tournament. Also in February is the Shakespeare festival, that brings literature and theatre to the city scene,  and live concerts by Andrew Bird, Jamiroquai and Fatboy Slim as well as the Ultra Buenos Aires 2013 electronic music festival.

Exhibits:

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

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.

March

March marks the beginning of the school year and also the end of the Summer and the beach season. The Colón Theatre will be showcasing the ballet Neoclassic Trilogy III and their first concerts of the year.  The outdoor contemporary dance festival Ciudanza will also be taking place. International live acts in March include Elton John, Jethro Tull’s Ian Anderson and The Killers.  More events will continue to be announced closer to date.

Exhibits:

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

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.

New Year Parties in Buenos Aires

(Photo by Guus Krol)

The biggest party of the year always takes place for New Year and in Buenos Aires a whole roster of international DJ’s will be stopping by to help us say goodbye to the old and hello to the new. The following are the hottest options to greet 2013 in full swing!

John Digweed will be at Crobar in Palermo for a special New Years Party. Tickets here.

At the hip riverside club Mandarine, the Irish John O Callaghan will be setting the pace. Tickets here.

Pacha is a classic New Year spot for regular clubbers and this year Italian Stefano Noferini will be in charge of the music. Tickets here.

At Privilege the music will be at the hand of Slovakian Tomas Haverlik, at the Sudam New Year’s eve.

The largest international crowd will be at the Fiesta Piso Compartido, which reunites hostel guests, travelers and more at Club Niceto from 1.30am onwards.  Tickets here.

Club Severino celebrates an end of the world party that will feature live bands, music and more from 1.30 am onwards.

For a more alternative celebration get your tickets to Fiesta Pies Descalsos (the barefoot party) that will take place in San Telmo.  No shoes allowed, creativity, bathing suites and wacky costumes encouraged!