Buenos Aires Agenda: March/Marzo 2018

EVENTS/ EVENTOS

BAF Week 2018

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BUENOS AIRES FASHION WEEK will be taking place from the 1st to the 9th of March and showing all the new fall-winter 2018 trends!

BAF WEEK se lleva a cabo la primera semana de marzo, del 1 al 9, con todas las tendencias que se vienen esta temporada de otoño-invierno 2018!

The COLÓN THEATRE kicks off with its 2018 program of operas, orchestras, experimental acts and ballet. Book tickets to any of the theatre’s shows here. 

El TEATRO COLÓN inaugura su programa de óperas, orquestas, funciones experimentales y ballet para el 2018. Las entradas se pueden adquirir aquí. 

The LOLLAPALOOZA FESTIVAL will be taking place from the 16th to the 18th of March with a line up that includes Pearl Jam, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Lana del Rey, amongst others. Find all of the upcoming rock concerts here.

FESTIVAL LOLLAPALOOZA del 16 al 18 de marzo se lleva a cabo el festival Lollapalooza en el que se presentan Pearl Jam, Red Hot Chili Peppers, y Lana del Rey entre otros. Puede encontrar una programación completa de recitales y música en vivo aquí.

UCO Restaurant

Happy Hour- UCO Restaurant

Special UCO Happy Hour Promo for InsideBA readers: Throughout March you can stop by our happy hour from 5.30-7.30pm and enjoy 2 cocktails for $180. As a gift to our readers we will be serving a complimentary empanada tapa. You will need to tell the waiter that you are a blog reader and answer the following question: what is the typical corn and bechamel empanada called? (You can find the answer here). 
 
Promo Happy Hour UCO- promo especial para lectores de insideBA: Todos los días de 17.30-19.30pm los invitamos al Happy Hour de UCO, donde pueden disfrutar de 2 tragos x $180. Durante el mes de marzo los lectores de insideBA además recibirán unas empanaditas de muzzarella, albahaca y tomates secos de cortesía. Para hacerlo, deberán decirle al camarero que son lectores del blog y responder la siguiente pregunta: ¿Qué nombre tienen las empanadas rellenas de choclo y salsa blanca? (Respuesta aquí). 

ART/ARTE

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Forced Labor by Liliana Porter/ PH: Michael Galpert

The MALBA inaugurates an photography exhibit on the 8th of March on the topic of peronism as seen through the lens of artist Sara Facio. Av. Figueroa Alcorta 3415, Palermo.

El MALBA inaugura el 8 de marzo una muestra de fotografía que retrata el peronismo a través del lente de la artista Sara Facio. Av. Figueroa Alcorta 3415, Palermo.

Until April, the MNBA fine arts museum is spotlighting women artists in a special exhibit dedicated to them and also renowned sculptor Auguste Rodin.

Hasta Abril, el MNBA pone a las artistas mujeres en foco con una muestra especial dedicada a ellas, y también continúa con la exposición del reconocido escultor, Auguste Rodin. 

FUNDACIÓN PROA is showcasing a special exhibit of Chinese artist Ai Wei Wei’s work until April.

FUNDACIÓN PROA tiene exhibición una muestra especial que finaliza en abril de la obra del artista chino Ai Wei Wei. 

 

Buenos Aires Agenda: August/ Agosto

Events/Actividades

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5-6 August: Food Fest BA  will take place at La Rural in Palermo for those who want to stop by and grab a bite. Av. Sarmiento 2704, Palermo.

5-6 agosto: Food Fest BA se llevará a cabo en La Rural en Palermo para quienes quieran pasar a degustar algún plato.   Av. Sarmiento 2704, Palermo. 

10-23 August: The Tango Festival and World Championship will take place in different venues around the city and will also be featuring a tango fair to take back home a good pair of dance shoes.

10-23 agosto: El Festival y Mundial de Tango se llevará a cabo en diferentes lugares de la ciudad y también ofrecerá una feria de productos tangueros donde elegir un buen par de zapatos de baile. 

23-25 August- BAF Week will take place at the end of August at La Rural and is a great chance to check out the local fashion trends for the upcoming spring-summer season.  Av. Sarmiento 2704, Palermo. 

23-25 agosto: A finales del mes en La Rural se llevará a cabo la BAF Week donde se podrán apreciar las tendencias de moda local para la temporada primavera-verano 2018. Av. Sarmiento 2704, Palermo.

Art/arte

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Luis Felipe Noé- Estamos en el siglo XXI

MALBA: The MALBA is showcasing two new exhibits, one of renowned photographer Diane Arbus, and the other of Peruvian artist Ximena Garrido-Lecca who works with copper . Figueroa Alcorta 3415, Palermo.

MALBA: El MALBA está exhibiendo dos muestras nuevas, una de la reconocida fotógrafa Diane Arbus, y la otra de la artista peruana Ximena Garrido-Lecca que trabaja con cobre. Figueroa Alcorta 3415, Palermo.

MAMBA: Last chance to visit Tomás Sarraceno’s amazing spider web art and Diego Bianchi’s spooky “intertextual”  installation that are being showcased at this beautiful San Telmo centered museum. Av. San Juan 350, San Telmo

MAMBA: Última oportunidad para ver la obra de telaraña de Tomás Saracceno y la espeluznante instalación “intertextual” de Diego Bianchi que se encuentran actualmente en exhibición en este hermoso museo de San Telmo. Av. San Juan 350, San Telmo

MNBA: The Buenos Aires Fine Arts Museum is showcasing an exhibit of Luis Felipe Noé’s works, as well as a William Kentridge exhibit.  Av. Libertador 1473, Palermo.

MNBA: El Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes está exhibiendo la obra de Luis Felipe Noé y de William Kentridge.  Av. Libertador 1473, Palermo.

Parque de la Memoria: Parque de la Memoria or Remembrance Park is showcasing an exhibit of Hindu artist Anish Kapoor’s work. Avenida Costanera Norte, Rafael Obligado 6745.

Parque de la Memoria: La obra del artista hindú Anish Kapoor se encuentra exhibida actualmente en el Parque de la Memoria. Avenida Costanera Norte, Rafael Obligado 6745.

 

Buenos Aires Agenda March/Marzo 2016

Events/Eventos

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(Don’t put all your eggs in one basket by Charles Rodstrom)

Buenos Aires Fashion (BAF) Week takes place from the 1st to the 4th of March featuring the best of the local fashion design for the autumn and winter season. More information here.

Del 1 al 4 de marzo, Buenos Aires Fashion (BAF) Week presenta las mejores colecciones de diseño local para la temporada otoño/invierno 2016. Más información aquí.

The Shakespeare Festival is taking place until the 23rd of April. Activities include theatre functions, film projections, conferences, workshops and more. More information here.

El Festival de Shakespeare se lleva a cabo hasta el 23 de abril. Algunas de las actividades que se llevarán a cabo incluyen funciones de teatro, proyecciones de cine, conferencias, y talleres, entre otras. Más información aquí.

The Colón Theatre inaugurates its 2016 program with a series of Tchaikovsky concerts until the 5th of March. Then, from the 8th to the 11th, the experimental Transformations by Bob Ostertag will take place. Following that, the Beatrix Cenci opera will be staged from the 15th to the 20th. Finally, to wrap up the month and welcome autumn, the Swan Lake Ballet will take place from the 29th to the 31st. Tickets here.

El Teatro Colón inaugura su programa para el 2016 con una serie de conciertos de Tchaikovski hasta el sábado 5; luego Transformaciones: Bob Ostertag del 8 al 11 en el Centro de Experimentación del teatro; la ópera Beatrix Cenci del 15 al 20; y finalmente, para cerrar el mes y darle la bienvenida al otoño, el ballet El Lago de los Cisnes del 29-31. Entradas aquí.

Easter will take place in March this year, and the 24th and 25th are national holidays for this reason. Check out some typical Easter celebrations here.

Las Pascuas se festejan en marzo este año y en Argentina el 24 y 25 son feriados nacionales. Más información acerca de Semana Santa en Buenos Aires aquí. 

Art Exhibits/ Muestras de arte

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A Medio Siglo del Di Tella: The Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes celebrates the famous Di Tella Institute, key in promoting the local art scene in the 60’s, with a series of interventions and special activities until the 8th of March. http://www.mnba.gob.ar/

A medio siglo del Di Tella: Con una serie de intervenciones y actividades especiales, hasta el 8 de marzo, el Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes celebra al famoso Instituto Di Tella cuyo rol fue clave en la escena de arte local durante los sesentas. 

The MALBA inaugurates a new exhibit on the 4th of March that will take place until the 24th of June featuring the work of Claudia Andujar.

El 4 de marzo el MALBA inaugura una muestra de la obra de Claudia Andujar que estará en exhibición hasta el 24 de junio.

Concerts/Recitales

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(Photo by Ron Lute)

John Cale: 3rd of March/ 3 de marzo. Teatro Opera Allianz. Tickets/Entradas.

Maroon 5: 5th of March/ 5 de marzo. Hipódromo de Palermo.Tickets/Entradas.

Ricky Martin: 11th of March/11 de marzo. Estadio Velez Sarsfield. Tickets/Entradas.

Iron Maiden: 15th of March/ 15 de marzo. Estadio Velez Sarsfield. Tickets/Entradas.

Lollapalooza 2016: 17th and 18th of March/ 17 y 18 de Marzo. Hipódromo de San Isidro. More information on tickets here.

Adónde ir de compras en Buenos Aires

Aunque los precios en Buenos Aires hayan subido en el último tiempo, sigue habiendo oportunidades a la hora de hacer compras, sobre todo cuando se trata de especialidades locales. Nos referimos al dulce de leche por supuesto, y a las alpargatas, pero también a los productos de alta gama de diseño local y a las antigüedades. Aquí, nuestra pequeña guía de adónde ir de compras en Buenos Aires, ya sea que busque una ganga o un lujo.

Diseño de alta gama

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El ambiente local de diseño ya lleva mucho años de vital actividad y a principios de marzo se podrá constatar en el Buenos Aires Fashion (BAF) Week. Sin embargo, el diseño argentino no se limita únicamente a la indumentaria. Fueguía por ejemplo, ofrece perfumes en Casa Cavia en Palermo donde se puede también almorzar, y Monochrome diseña bicicletas.

Uno de los lugares principales donde se aloja el diseño local desde hace años es el barrio de Palermo en cuyas calles se encuentran las mejores boutiques de Buenos Aires.

Otra opción es ir a una de las sucursales de Editor Market, la nueva “tienda departamental” que abrió recientemente en la ciudad con sedes en Palermo y en Avenida Corrientes. Todo lo que ofrecen, hasta el café, está pensado desde el diseño.

Finalmente, muchos diseñadores ofrecen sus productos en sus showrooms privados. Sophie Lloyd hace tours enfocados hacia el ambiente de diseño local y se la puede contactar aquí.

Antigüedades

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John (little time)

Buenos Aires también es conocida por sus mercados de antigüedades. El más famoso es el Mercado de San Telmo, pero también vale la pena explorar el Mercado de Pulgas de Dorrego, en Colegiales, y a las afueras de la ciudad, los mercados de las estaciones Barrancas y Maipú del Tren de la Costa.

Productos autóctonos

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JLS Photography – Alaska

Argentina es un país diverso donde se producen muchas artesanías incluyendo productos de cuero, de plata, y tejidos indígenas. Puede encontrar una guía para comprar cuero local aquí, y para comprar platería de alta gama, los negocios más conocidos son los de Marcelo Toledo y Juan Carlos Pallarols en San Telmo. Feria de Mataderos es una feria más rústica de campo donde también se ofrecen artesanías y productos de plata y cuero, y en Arte Étnico Argentino se ofrecen tejidos y otras artesanías indígenas.

Buenos Aires: Where to Shop

Although some things may have gotten expensive in Buenos Aires as of late, others are still worth the purchase and this is especially true for those things unique to the place. We’re talking of dulce de leche of course, and alpargatas, but also of top range product by the local design talents, and vintage and antique goods. So, whether you’re on a thrift or splurge spree, here is a small guide to Buenos Aires: where to shop.

Top Design

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The local designer scene has been alive and kicking for many years now and we have Buenos Aires Fashion Week coming up this March to prove it. Designer Argentina isn’t only for clothes though, Fueguía offers designer scents at Casa Cavia in Palermo where you can also lunch, Monochrome offers designer bikes. So where are all these crafty goods?

The first place to look is the boutique lined Palermo streets. The neighborhood has long been the design epicenter of the city and it is where you will find top quality and also upcoming local design.

Another option is to explore the new Editor Market which is are recently opened designer department stores, one in Palermo and one on Corrientes Avenue, where everything including the coffee is designer something.

Finally, many designers offer their products in their private showrooms. Sophie Lloyd offers shopping tours in Buenos Aires and can probably guide you through this underground designer scene.

Antiques

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(photo by John (little time))

The city is also well known for its long standing antique markets, the most famous being the San Telmo Antique fair. Other places for antiques include the Dorrego Flea Market in Colegiales, and, in the outskirts of the city, the antique markets of the Barrancas and Maipu stations of the Tren de la Costa.

Local Goods

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(photo by JLS Photography – Alaska)

There are also many beautiful local goods including leather, silver, knits and woven goods by the local indigenas that are great purchasing options. Here is a great guide to shopping for leather, and if you’re looking for upscale silver then head to the Marcelo Toledo or Juan Carlos Pallarols stores in San Telmo. For a rustic campo market head to the Feria de Mataderos. For textiles and other indigenous designs check out http://www.arteetnicoargentino.com/.

This Week: 10-16th of August

Monday

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(Photo by davidcwong888)

Buenos Aires Fashion Week kicks off until the 14th of August, so put on your most stylish raincoat and head over to La Rural in Palermo to check out the latest fashion collections for the upcoming Spring/Summer season in Argentina. More information here.

In the evening, immerse yourself in complete silence and listen to U2 on a holophonic sound system at the Centro Argentino de Teatro Ciego. Tickets here.

Tuesday

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(Sorg- Anna Ancher)

The National Museum of Fine Arts (MNBA) is showcasing an exhibit of Nordic art, and a collection of indigenous art from Paraguay. Stop by if you’re in the Recoleta area and warm up over coffee afterwards at the famous La Biela cafe. Av. Del Libertador 14730, Recoleta.

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

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(Photo by Jennifer Morrow)

Guided tours at 3pm of  Manzana de las Luces, an old Jesuit residence from the 1700’s in the San Telmo area are well worth the experience! Peru 272, San Cristobal.

Later on, stop by the Centro Cultural Recoleta and catch one of the stunning Fuerza Bruta shows. Tickets here. 

Thursday

The Centro Cultural Kirchner is showcasing an exhibit of controversial French photographer Sophie Calle’s work, featuring interpretations by different women of a break-up letter that the artist recieved. Sarmiento 151, downtown.

In the evening, don’t miss the Buenos Aires Philharmonic and Sergio Tiempo at the Colón Theatre that will be presenting pieces by Sibelius, Rachmaninov and Nielsen. Tickets here.

Friday

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(Photo by Zabara Alexander)

Lose yourself to dance at The Tango Festival and World Championship that will be taking place until the 27th of August. Find the full program here.

From 9pm onwards you can stop by Isabel Bar in Palermo, one of the hottest nightspots for cocktails in the city. Uriarte 1664, Palermo. 
Saturday and Sunday

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(Photo by Eugenia Loli)

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

The Tango Festival and World Championship will be taking place throughout the weekend until the 27th of August. Find the full program here.

On Saturday and Sunday you can also head to the Palermo Racetracks where the monthly Buenos Aires Market event will be taking place, offering great produce and food in a colorful outdoor setting! Avenida Libertador and Dorrego.

You can also 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.

On Sunday night, Mandarine Park nightclub will be hosting a big party with international DJ’s as Monday the 17th is a national holiday. Tickets are available here.

This week Feb 24-March 2

Monday

And this is how the next seven days begin… Buenos Aires Fashion Week Autumn/Winter 2014. Actually BAF Week already kicked off last week with a show from women’s wear designer Benito Fernandez but official shows start tomorrow. La Rural, 2pm, 50 pesos.

Courtesy of BAF Week

Courtesy of BAF Week

But to warm matters up, head to Plaza Armenia this evening at 7pm for an outdoor show by Vero Ivaldi. For a sense of her women’s wear, check out her SS2014 collection, Cinemática,.

And as per Monday night, our very own chef Hernán Gipponi will lead hungry diners through his epic One Table, communal dining experience, complete with wine pairings.

Tuesday

To get a head’s up on one of the week’s closing fashion shows, drop by the Kostüme store in Palermo Soho. Sharp lines and a simple palette are key to men’s and women’s collections tailored by design duo Camila Milessi and Emiliano Blanco. Kostüme, Gurruchaga 1585, Palermo Soho.

Courtesy of Kostüme

Courtesy of Kostüme

Wednesday

Today’s runway pick is Cosiendo Redes, which helps people of any age to work their way into the textiles industry. From the very young to those looking to re-enter the work arena, it’s a great opportunity to get some practical experience. BAF Week, 4pm, La Rural, Plaza Italia.

Courtesy of Cosiendo Redes

Courtesy of Cosiendo Redes

Thursday

Today’s show of the day is Cora Groppa, a lady who’s been a staple on the design circuit for many years and is known for her voluminous style of women’s wear. Think elevated ruffs that appear to be held in place with plenty of hairspray. She brings her Anniversaire collection to the table this evening. BAF Week, 6pm, La Rural, Plaza Italia.

Courtesy of L'Inde Le Palais

Courtesy of L’Inde Le Palais

Friday

While Kostüme‘s unmissable show takes place at 6pm, the close of this AW2014 BAF goes to top dogs Garza Lobos. Fun, sexy and feminine sums up GL to a T. If you can get in to this final show, live it and love it. Then buy it. BAF Week, 8pm, La Rural, Plaza Italia.

Courtesy of Garza Lobos

Courtesy of Garza Lobos

Weekend

Jazz fans, give a warm, spontaneous, round of applause. There’s a new music club in town. Bebop Club opens tonight, kicking off with Delfina Oliver and Artistry Big Band as the very first artists to appear onstage. Saturday night’s late session will be led by Maxi Trusso, the voice behind the massive Poncho track Please Me. Bebop Club, Moreno 364, San Telmo Tel: 4331-3409