Buenos Aires Agenda: April/Abril 2017

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José María Pérez Nuñez

Buenos Aires is under the effects of Autumn and will be cooling down as the month advances which means more time for indoor culture, and delicious dining. Below, this month’s main events in the city.

Events/Eventos

Easter: This month, Easter, which is a national holiday, will be taking place from the 13th to the 16th of April. Get ready for some rosca de pascuas and chocolate eggs.

Pascuas: Este año las pascuas, que son feriado en Argentina, se festejan del 13 al 16 de abril, época para comer la típica rosca y huevos de chocolate.

Konex Classical Music Festival: 19-23 April, classical music lovers should definitely stop by this festival which will be homaging Beethoven this year.

Festival Konex de Música Clásica: Un imperdible para los amantes de música clásica que este año hace homenaje a Beethoven y se lleva a cabo del 19 al 23 de abril. 

BAFICI Film Festival: The biggest independent film fest of the year in Argentina takes place from the 19th to the 30th of April. We recommend you buy your tickets in advance.

BAFICI: el Festival de Cine Independiente de Buenos Aires se lleva a cabo del 19 al 30 de abril y es uno de los eventos culturales más importantes de la ciudad. Recomendamos adquirir sus entradas con anticipación. 

Annual International Book Fair: Buenos Aires is a literary city and its international book fair is a great opportunity to find books, readers and writers all in one place. This year it will be carried out from the 27th of April to the 15th of May.

Feria del Libro: Buenos Aires es una ciudad literaria y la Feria Internacional del Libro que se lleva a cabo todos los años es el lugar ideal para encontrar libros, lectores y escritores, todos en un mismo espacio. Este año se lleva a cabo del 27 al 15 de mayo. 

Art/arte

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MALBA: The MALBA is showcasing two exhibits this month, one of the art collective General Idea, and the other of Argentine artist Gastón Pérsico’s work . Figueroa Alcorta 3415, Palermo.

MALBA: Este mes, el MALBA presenta dos muestras, una del colectivo artístico General Idea, y el otro de la obra del artista argentino Gastón Persico. Figueroa Alcorta 3415, Palermo.

Fundación PROA: Fundación PROA is still showcasing its Yves Klein exhibit. Av. Pedro de Mendoza 1929, La Boca.

Fundación PROA: La fundación continúa teniendo en exhibición la obra de Yves Klein. Av. Pedro de Mendoza 1929, La Boca.

MNBA: The Buenos Aires fine arts museum is showcasing an exhibition of Xul Solar’s work .  Av. Libertador 1473, Palermo.

MNBA: El Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes tiene en exposición una retrospectiva de la obra de Xul Solar .  Av. Libertador 1473, Palermo.

FOLA: The Latin American photography library is showcasing the works of Vivian Maier, Angelica Dass, and Dani Yako. Godoy Cruz 2620, Palermo

FOLA: La Fototeca Latinoamericana está mostrando la obra fotográfica de Vivian Maier, Angelica Dass, y Dani Yako. Godoy Cruz 2620, Palermo

 

Buenos Aires Agenda- April/Abril 2016

Events/Eventos

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(Thomas Hawk)

From the 4th to the 10th of April, Malbec Week will be celebrated around the city with wine tasting events, and more. Find the full program here.

Del 4 al 10 de abril se celebra la Semana del Malbec en toda la ciudad con degustaciones, charlas y más. El programa completo se pude encontrar aquí.

From the 9th to the 17th of April, the Ciudad Cultural Konex celebrates Mozart in the second edition of their Classical Music Festival. Tickets here.

Del 9 al 14 de Abril se festeja el nacimiento de Mozart en la segunda edición del Festival de Música Clásica. Entradas aquí.

The BAFICI film festival kicks off on the 13th and will feature a great selection of international independent films until the 24th. Buy your tickets in advance from the 4th of April onwards, and find the full program here.

El festival de cine BAFICI arranca el 13 de abril con una programación amplia de películas independientes que se proyectarán hasta el 24 del mismo mes. Las entradas se venden por anticipado a partir del 4 de abril, y el programa se encuentra disponible aquí

From April 21st to May 9th the annual Book Fair will be taking place in Palermo with a broad range of activities and events related to literature and books. More information here.

Del 21 de abril al 9 de mayo se lleva a cabo la Feria del Libro en Palermo que ofrece una variedad de actividades y eventos relacionados con la literatura y los libros. Más información aquí.

The Colón Theatre will be featuring two operas in April, the opera Don Giovanni from the 5th to the 12th of April; and an experimental opera based on a text by Albert Camus called Le Malentendu from the 7th to the 12th. The program for the month also includes two concerts by Joyce Didonato on the 18th and 19th, and a staging of the Don Quixote Ballet from the 26th to the 30th.  More information here.

El Teatro Colón presenta dos óperas en abril: del 5 al 12, una producción de Don Giovanni, y del 7 al 12 una ópera experimental basada en Le Malentendu, un texto de Albert Camus. También se llevarán a cabo dos conciertos de Joyce Didonato el 18 y el 19 de abril, y una producción de ballet de Don Quijote del 26 al 30. Más información aquí.

Art Exhibits/ Muestras de arte

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(Jorge Macchi by Lux & Jourik)

On Thursday 7th, the first Gallery Night of the year will take place from 7 to 10 pm in the Retiro, Barrio Norte and Recoleta neighborhoods. More information here.

El Jueves 7 se llevará a cabo el primer Gallery Night del año en Retiro, Barrio Norte y Recoleta. Más información aquí.

The MALBA museum in Palermo is showcasing the works of Jorge Macchi, Claudia Andujar and Juan Tessi Cameo. More information here.

El Museo de Arte Latinoamericano (MALBA) tiene en exhibición las obras de Jorge Macchi, Claudia Andujar y Juan Tessi Cameo. Más información aquí.

The MAMBA museum in San Telmo is featuring La Menesunda by Marta Minujín and a recommended exhibit of Argentine artist Ana Gallardo’s work.

En el Museo de Arte Moderno (MAMBA) en San Telmo se exhiben La Menesunda de Marta Minujín y una recomendada muestra de la artista argentina Ana Gallardo.

Fundación PROA in La Boca, in collaboration with the National Museum of 21st Century Arts (MAXII) is displaying Arte en Escena, an exhibit that explores connections between art and theatre in terms of the spatial aspects of staging.

La Fundación PROA en La Boca, con la colaboración del Museo Nacional del Arte del Siglo XXI (MAXII) presenta una muestra llamada Arte en Escena que explora la relación del arte con el espacio escénico. 

Concerts/Recitales

07/04- Meshell Ndegeocello. Teatro Coliseo. Tickets here/Entradas aquí.

16/04- Mark Anthony. Tecnópolis. Tickets here/ Entradas aquí.

27/04- The Count Bassie Orchestra. Tickets here/ Entradas aquí.

This Week: 13-19th April 2015

Monday

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Check out the new MALBA exhibits featuring photographs by Annemarie Heinrich, and installations, choreographies and more under the name “Infinite Experience”. Av. Figueroa Alcorta 3415, Palermo.

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

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(Photo by Juan Pablo Olmo)

Huellas de lo real (Imprints of Reality), is the new photography exhibit taking place at Parque de la Memoria, featuring the works of Juan Travnik and Jonathan Molner. Rafael Obligado 6745, Costanera.

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.

The Colón Theatre inaugurates their production of Werther with functions until the 21st of April. Tickets here.

Wednesday

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(From Blue Velvet by David Lynch)

The Buenos Aires international independent film festival (BAFICI) kicks off with a fantastic program of local, foreign, old and new films to discover! Find the full program here, and make sure to get tickets in advance!

Later on, the Stuttgart Bach Akademie’s Chorus and Orchestra will be presenting a concert at the Colón Theatre, starting at 8pm. Tickets here.

Thursday

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Get ready for a mouth watering weekend as the city’s top chefs cook up a storm at the MASTICAR food fair taking place from the 16th to the 19th of April just a few blocks away from Fierro. Mmm… Zapiola 50, Colegiales.

In the evening, the monthly Gallery nights will be taking place in the downtown circuit until 10pm. Find a map here.

Kiss will also be staging a live show at the Velez Stadium at 9pm. Tickets here.

Friday

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(Photo by Mike)

If you came to Buenos Aires and you’re not vegetarian, chances are you want some of that famous Argentine beef! Book your place for the full parrilla experience with Parrilla Tour. These filling excursions, which take place in San Telmo on Fridays, will surely satisfy your meat cravings!

Later on, starting at 10 pm the Time Warp electronic festival will be taking place at Costa Salguero. Tickets here.

Saturday and Sunday

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(Photo by Simone Bosotti)

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

Catch a film at the BAFICI independent film festival taking place until the 25th of April. More information here.

Don’t miss the MASTICAR gourmet food fair this weekend at El Dorrego. Zapiola 50, Colegiales.

On Saturday, starting at 10 pm the last day of the Time Warp electronic festival will be taking place at Costa Salguero. Tickets here.

Also on Saturday, Vernon Reid from Living Color will be staging a live show at the ND Teatro. Tickets here.

The Sivory Museum, next to the Palermo Rosedal offers free tours in English and German on Saturdays at 3pm and 5pm! Av. Infanta Isabel 555, Palermo.

BAFICI Independent Film Festival 2013

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The annual international independent film festival, better known as BAFICI, kicks off today with an abundance of colorful images from around the world, insightful documentaries, retrospectives, newcomers to the big screen, conferences, live music and more.

The festival has become one of the most important cultural events in the city ever since its first edition in 1999 and clearly expresses the industry’s boom, which saw its “rebirth” with the New Argentine Cinema wave in the nineties.  To commemorate this flourishing period in local film that brought local customs, social problems and the Argentine middle class to the screen, the festival will be screening a selection of representative films from this cultural movement.

At the Centro Cultural Recoleta there will also be screenings of short films by newcomers to the industry and live music at the auditorium to end every festival day.

Outdoor projections will also take place at the Anfiteatro Parque Centenario and there will be special screenings, including Pink Floyd and Led Zeppelin documentaries, at the Planetarium.

The full festival program is available here.

This Week in Buenos Aires

Monday

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One of the architectural landmarks of the city is the famous Palacio Barolo. Guided tours are available Mondays and Thursdays from 4pm to 7pm and evening guided tours on Mondays and Wednesdays at 8pm and Thursdays at 8.30pm includes tasting of an awarded wine and a national delicacy. More information here.

Tuesday

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Book a personalized food tour with Allie from famous BA food blog Pick Up the Fork and get to know the gastronomic side of the city you are most curious about. More information here.

Polish your Spanish and make new friends at the Tuesday conversation classes organized by Bueno, Dale! Spanish School in different city bars. The hour long practice sessions are open for all levels and all one must do is show up from 7pm to 8pm with a 30-peso fee. The location of each event is announced via Facebook.

Wednesday

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The BAFICI independent film festival kicks off until the 21st of April. Find the full schedule here and buy your tickets in advance!

Later on stop by La Catedral in Almagro where you can take a tango lesson starting at 7.30 pm or 9pm. Sarmiento 4006, Almagro.

Thursday

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Get a general overview of the city  on one of the free walking tours led by Jonathan, an Englishman in love with BA! Tours start at 11am at the center of Plaza Italia by the Garibaldi Horse monument and cover the areas of Almagro, Congress and Plaza de Mayo using local transport to get around. More information here.

In the evening, get ready for mingling in the local art scene as the first gallery night of the year kicks off from 7 to 10pm.

Friday

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Head to the stunning Museo de Arte Español Enrique Larreta in Belgrano and check out Spanish artist Ouka Leele‘s  photography which she treats as a form of visual poetry in images full of vibrant colors.

In the evening The Cure will be staging a live concert at Estadio River Plate startin at 9pm. Tickets here.

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

On Saturday evening don’t miss the Colón Theatre’s experimental program with the staging of Bluelight, an opera based on  Silvia Plath’s Three Women. More information here.

Find a ten-day weather forecast here.

April in Buenos Aires

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A month full of music and art is in store for us in Buenos Aires, with great international live acts, the independent film festival and book fair, and the 2013 gallery nights kick-off coming up.  Start penciling in your cultural schedule because this April the city is brimming with things to do!

10th-21st of April- BAFICI. The renowned international independent film festival is one of the hottest cultural events of the year. Make sure to start checking out the who is who and buy tickets in advance! More information here.

11th of April- Gallery Nights. The monthly art event starts its 2013 season at the hippest Palermo, Recoleta and Retiro art galleries. More information here.

25th of April- 13th of May- International Book Fair. Buenos Aires is a literary city and the annual book fair is a great place for browsing, shopping and seminars. The fair’s theme this year is books as bridges and there will be a special focus on Dutch literature. More information here.

28th – 30th of April- Tales of the Cocktail Tour. This three-day cocktail tour will include seminars by international and locally renowned bartenders, barhops, tango, asado and more. For more information contact Barbara at bsugasti@gmail.com

Live Music:

2nd- 3rd of April- Pepsi Music Festival. Line up includes Queens of the Stone Age and Pearl Jam. Tickets here.

2nd of April – A Perfect Circle and Tomahawk –  Estadio Malvinas Argentinas. Tickets here.

6th of April- Regina Spektor- GEBA. Tickets here.

7th of April- Keane – Estadio Luna Park. Tickets here.

12th of April- The Cure- Estadio River Plate. Tickets here.

14th of April- Chuck Berry- Estadio Luna Park. Tickets here.

BAFICI Animated Film Festival

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The inaugural edition of the BAFICI animation film festival kicks off  tomorrow with a broad program of films from around the world. The festival, which has both a selection of films for adults, and one for children will take place at the Centro Cultural San Martin. Some of the most awaited titles include Arrugas, a feature film about Alzheimer’s by the Spanish Ignacio Ferreras that recently won the Goya award for best animated film; ¨Mundo exterior “, a group of short films by international directors; Plymptoons, a compilation of renowned animator Bill Plympton’s cartoons; the six-episode Russian saga Masha and the Bear and the Japanese The Secret World of Arriety, featuring a screenplay by the acclaimed Hayao Miyazaki.

Tickets to the festival are already on sale and are 20 pesos for adults, and 10 for students and children. They can be purchased online here, or at the Centro Cultural San Martín from midday to 9pm. Sarmiento 1551, downtown.