This Week: 22nd- 28th of June 2015

Monday

antorcha

(Photo by Beatrice Murch)

If you’re planning to visit the city center to see the Obelisco, stop by the Palacio de Aguas Corrientes (palace of running waters) on Cordoba Avenue and Riobamba. The stunning building is now Aguas Argentinas´ (the local water company headquarters) and is also a museum. Open from 9am-1pm. Riobamba 750 – 1° Piso.  6319-1104.

In the afternoon, from 5.30pm to 7.30pm you can stop by the Fierro Hotel garden and grab a couple of cocktails at the new UCO after office event! 3220-6800. Soler 5862, Palermo.

You can also stop by Centro Cultural Konex where famous percussion group, La Bomba del Tiempo, will be carrying out their Monday show starting at 7pm. Sarmiento 3151, Almagro.

Tuesday

matestrellado

(Photo by Manu Galindo)

Take one of Foto Ruta’s Street Scape tours and learn some photography tips while discovering the city from a different angle. More information here.

Try some mate, practice some Spanish and meet new people at the Tuesday Mate Conversation Club that starts at 6.30pm. Sign up at mateclubdeconversacion@gmail.com . Uruguay 862, downtown.

Wednesday

Stop by the Casa del Bicentenario to check out the new exhibit, Legado Vivo, which showcases elements from Wichi and Maori cultures. Riobamba 985, downtown

Later on, at 10pm in the Abasto Neighborhood, the contemporary tango group Orquesta Típica Fernandez Fierro will be staging a live show. Sánchez de Bustamante 764, Abasto.

Thursday

lucharemos

(Lucharemos hasta borrar la ley- Sebastián Diaz Morales)

The MALBA will be inaugurating two new exhibits, one of renowned Argentine artist Rogelio Poleccelo, and the other of a collection of video art by different artists that depict controversial historical events. Av. Figueroa Alcorta 3415, Palermo.

At 8pm, the Buenos Aires Philharmonic Orchestra will be presenting clarinet pieces by John Corigliano and Antonin Dvorak at the Colón Theatre. Tickets here.

Friday

higuaín

(Photo by Articularnos.com)

Head to the new Centro Cultural Kirchner, which used to be the post office headquarters, and check out the exhibits on mail art and Sophie Calle. At 5pm, there will also be a performance by Fernando Rubio called Todo lo que está a mi lado. Sarmiento 151, downtown.

At 8.30pm, experience the Argentine football sentiment at one of the city bars with TV screens where you can drink beer, nibble on empanadas and watch the Copa America football match against Colombia with the locals.

Saturday and Sunday

rosdal

(Photo by Nathali López)

Book your place at UCO´s unique weekend brunch, now revamped with an Irish version as well! 3220-6800Soler 5862,Palermo.

Throughout June, every Saturday at 10pm, renowned Argentine folklore and jazz artist, Luis Salinas, will be playing a live show at Torcuato Tasso. Defensa 1575, San Telmo

On Saturday evening, the Colón Theatre will be staging a concert by the Budapest Festival Orchestra (tickets here), and on Sunday at 11 am, the Mendoza University Choir will be presenting a medeley of choral pieces (tickets are free- 2 per person-  and handed out on a first come first serve basis at the Theatre’s ticket office on Saturday)

Stop by the Palermo Rosedal where you can rent paddle boats to cruise the small lake alongside the ducks, and visit the Sivori Museum, which offers free tours in English and German on Saturdays at 3pm and 5pm! Av. Infanta Isabel 555, Palermo.

This Week in Buenos Aires

Monday

(Photo by Rodrigo Muniz)

Head to the MALBA and check out the Liliana Porter and Elba Bairón exhibits. Avenida Figueroa Alcorta 3415, Palermo.

One Table, the city’s top Monday event, is the best place to start the week with glorious foods, great wines and a chance to share with lovely people. Book your place at 3220-6820.

Tuesday

(Photo by blmurch)

If you’re planning to visit the city center to see the obelisk, or to take a tour of the Colon Theatre, head to the Palacio de Aguas Corrientes (palace of running waters) on Cordoba Avenue and Riobamba first. Opening Hours: Mon-Fri 9am-1pm.  Riobamba 750 – 1° Piso. Tel: (54-11) 6319-1104.

Every Tuesday at 7pm throughout January and February, the world’s most famous operas will be screened at the Plaza del Vaticano. So if you’re touring the downtown area, stop by an ice-cream shop and then sit in the park to enjoy! Viamonte and Cerrito Street, downtown.

Wednesday

(Photo by tadophoto)

Take one of the Buenos Aires Histórico Tours led by historians and other humanities graduates from the Buenos Aires University. 4307 8539. buenosaireshistorico@yahoo.com.ar

In the evening, head to Centro Cultural Konex which during the Summer turns into Club 3131 on Wednesday evenings starting at 7pm. The club space is perfect for drinks, a bite, and some fun activities like ping-pong, futbol and more. Sarmiento 3131, Abasto.

Thursday

(Photo by Manuel Maure)

At the starting point of the Paraná delta is the town of Tigre, set on an island lined by small rivers and streams. This rugged location surrounded by nature offers a variety of attractions including canoeing and kayak excursions, trekking, motorboat and commuter boats to take you to different places on the riverside, restaurants, spas, teahouses, picnic sites, a naval museum, an art museum, a mate museum, a casino, a crafts fair and an amusement park.

Friday

Stop by the stunning Museo de Arte Decorativo in Recoleta and get to know one of the architectural landmarks of the city, as well as the art of Guillermo Roux that is on display until the 2nd of March.

In the evening, stop by The Steve for some tapas and drinks! El Salvador 4968, Palermo

Saturday and Sunday

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.

Check out some of the free cultural events taking place around the city as part of the Verano in Buenos Aires program. More information here.

Anthony McCall and Mischa Kuball at the Faena Arts Center

(Photo by 島人)

The Faena Arts Center in Puerto Madero is kicking off a new exhibit of British artist Anthony McCall and German artist Mischa Kuball this Spring.

The exhibition is centered on the Borges story, El Aleph and deals with issues of time, space and light.

McCall’s work combines film, sculpture and two dimensional drawings that are projected in a way that they become seemingly tangible forms in space. Kuball works directly with light,  playing with  its movements to create a unique effect.

The showcase will be open throughout Spring on Saturday’s, Sunday’s and Monday’s from midday to 7pm. Tickets are 40 pesosAime Paine 1169, Puerto Madero.

This Week in Buenos Aires

Monday

(Photo by longhorndave)

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

(Photo by TuscanyArts)

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

(Photo by hanspetermeyer.ca)

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

(Photo by vmiramontes)

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.