Palermo Loves Hollywood: Live Music Venues

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Buenos Aires is a city of artists and musicians, so catching quality live shows, both on a local and international level is pretty easy on any week without having to look to hard. Palermo Hollywood has a couple of very worthwhile venues that are dedicated to inciting tapping feet.

Club Niceto is a classic BA nightlife option that offers live music shows by local and international artists, and also cutting-edge theme based parties. More information on their program here . Niceto Vega 5510, Palermo.

Boris Club de Jazz combines auteur cuisine with art and live jazz music, by both national and international acts. Find their program here. Gorriti 5568, Palermo.

Makena Cantina Club is a lively bar where local funk, rock and reggae bands often go to play in a relaxed atmosphere. More information here. Fitz Roy 1519, Palermo.

No Avestruz is a cultural center that offers live music shows, theatre performances, dance, and film screenings. Check out their program here.Humboldt 1857, Palermo.

This Week in Buenos Aires

Tuesday

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Today is the much-awaited debut of the “ColónRing” opera, an adaptation of Wagner’s Der Ring des Nibelungen, to celebrate the bicentennial of the artist’s birth. The show begins at 2.30 pm. Musical adaptation by Cord Garben, Musical Direction by Julien Salemkour, Art Direction and Mise en Scene- Katharina Wagner.  Tickets here.

Later on don’t miss the Blues Festival taking place at La Trastienda from 8pm onwards. Tickets here.

Wednesday

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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.

At 8.30pm a concert by the German KlangForum Wien will be staged at the Colón theatre. Tickets here.

Thursday

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Check out  the MALBA’s new exhibit on celebrated contemporary British artist, Tracy Emin. Not to be missed. Avenida Figueroa Alcorta 3415, Recoleta.

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.

In the evening head to the Colón theatre to experience the choreographed interpretation of a compilation of works by Martin Matalon for instruments and solo singers processed by an electronic device in real time. Choreography by Diana Theocharidis. Tickets here.

At 8.30pm a concert by the German KlangForum Wien will be staged at the Colón theatre. Tickets here.

Friday

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Check out the Franz Ackermann exhibit being held at the Faena Art’s Center in the posh Puerto Madero. Also in the area is the ecological reserve and some of the city’s best-known restaurants!

Don’t miss the “ColónRing” opera, an adaptation of Wagner’s Der Ring des Nibelungen to celebrate the bicentennial of the artist’s birth. The show begins at 2.30 pm. Musical adaptation by Cord Garben, Musical Direction by Julien Salemkour, Art Direction and Mise en Scene- Katharina Wagner.  Tickets here.

Later on, starting at 8.30pm,  the Colón theatre will also stage the choreographed interpretation of a compilation of works by Martin Matalon for instruments and solo singers processed by an electronic device in real time. Choreography by Diana Theocharidis.  Tickets here.

In the evening stop by Fierro´s Thank Fierro its Friday Happy Hour from 6pm to 8.30 pm 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.

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.

The Campeonato Argentino Abierto de Polo, one of the most important polo events of the year, is in full swing with tournaments throughout the weekend. Tickets here.

On Saturday from 3pm onwards don’t miss the Candombe parade that will dance through Defensa Street and Av. Independencia until Parque Lezama.

On Saturday evening, starting at 8.30pm,  the Colón theatre will also stage the choreographed interpretation of a compilation of works by Martin Matalon for instruments and solo singers processed by an electronic device in real time. Choreography by Diana Theocharidis.  Tickets here.

Throughout the weekend the annual Personal Fest will be taking place featuring live shows by Kings of Leon,  Molotov ,  Babasonicos ,  Illya Kuryaki and the Valderramas  and S.O.J.A. Tickets here.

On Sunday at 11 am there will be a free choir concert at the Colón theatre. Tickets must be picked up at the theatre’s box office two days in advance.

Find a ten-day weather forecast here.

This Week in Buenos Aires

Monday

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Don’t miss the Photography Biennial being held at the Centro Cultural Borges, right next to Galerias Pacifico. More than 220 artists from 39 countries are exhibiting their works that will be auctioned on the 14th of February at the MALBA. All the auctions proceeds are to go to Save the Children and Fleni Foundation. Opening hours: Mon-Sat 10am-9pm, Sun midday-9pm. Viamonte 525, downtown. 5555 5358/9. info@ccborges.org.ar,

In the evening New York City dance-punk band The Rapture will be staging an upbeat concert at Palermo Groove. Tickets here.

 

Tuesday

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The Museo de Arte Decorativo is showcasing a special exhibit on Russian Icons and art from Tibet. Additionally the museums marvelous collection of European and Oriental paintings and sculptures, the great hall and the impressive staircase make it well worth a visit.  Av.del Libertador 1902, Recoleta.  4801-8248. Tuesdays to Sundays from 2.00pm to 7.00pm.  Guided tours in English are available every day at 2pm.

Later on head to Doppelganger Bar in San Telmo for some of the city’s best drinks and atmosphere. Juan de Garay 500, San Telmo.4300 0201.

 

Wednesday

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Explore the Tres de Febrero parks in Palermo. Between Av. Libertador and Lugones, and extending from Av. Casares in Palermo to La Pampa in Belgrano, this group of parks is composed of 25ha made up of 15 public parks and 21 private sport clubs and includes the “Rosedal”, an extensive rose garden, the Sivori Museum, the Planetarium and the Japanese Gardens.

Il Ballo del Mattone is putting on their Bossa Nova Wednesdays where they serve typical Italian-Argentine dishes. Gorriti 5950, Palermo. 4776-8648. reservas@ilballo.tv

 

Thursday

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For those of you interested in economics and Argentine economic history, head to the Museum of External Debt, which reopens this week, where you can find out more about the economic evolution of the country. Audio guides in English are available. Open: Mon-Fri 11am-7pm. José E. Uriburu 781, 1st floor, Downtown.4374-4448.

Book your place for the 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 cost 25 USD per person and are limited to 7 people. Soler 5862, Palermo. 3220-6800.

 

Friday

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Book you place with Argentina Polo Day and spend the day out in the outskirts of the city exploring the world of polo. The day includes a wine tasting with ‘empanadas’, horseback riding, a Polo Match, polo lessons , the opportunity to talk to coaches and professional players, a typical asado,  and leisure time by the swimming pool. More information here.

 

Saturday and Sunday

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Take a day trip to, La Campiña, a 25 year old orange farm in the Buenos Aires town of San Pedro owned by a couple who wished to turn their love for the land into their life. Visits include a tour of the orange plantation (with the added joy of the orange blossoms perfume in the spring), of the selection process, of a dovecot, jam making area, storage and the restaurant. More information here.

The Buenos Aires Blues Festival kicks off this weekend at La Trastienda. Tickets here.

Upcoming Concerts

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January

James Blunt- 14th January

U.K. singer and songwriter James Blunt will be playing at the Luna Park Stadium at 9.30pm. Tickets available here.

Mayer Hawthorne– 29th January

Mayer Hawthorne will be presenting his combination of retro soul sounds with rap on his How Do You Do tour at La Trastienda. Tickets here.

The Rapture – 30th January

The New York City dance-punk band will be staging an upbeat concert at Palermo Groove. Tickets here.

February

Selena Gomez– 9th February

Pop sensation Selena Gomez will be playing live at Estadio GEBA. Tickets here.

Alpha Blondy-10th February

The multilingual african reggae singer will be staging a show at the Luna Park.  Tickets here.

Blues Festival-4th and 11th of February

The Summer Blues Festival will be taking place at La Trastienda this year with a focus on the harmonica. Tickets here.

March

Marc Anthony- 1st March

The renowned salsa and pop artist will be staging a show at Estadio Ferro. Tickets here.

Roger Waters -7, 9, 10, 12, 14, 15, 17 and 18th of March

The British legend that was once part of Pink Floyd will be back to the city and due to the outsold shows will be playing 8 dates at the River Plate Stadium!  Tickets here.

Creedence Clearwater Revival -20th March

The famous 60´s and 70´s rock band will be playing for their loyal local fans at Estadio Luna Park. Tickets here.

Michael Bublé 24th-25th March

The successful Canadian singer and actor will be staging a show at the Luna Park. Tickets here.

Caetano and Moreno Veloso 27th March

Brazilian bossa nova king Caetano Veloso and his son Moreno Veloso will be staging a show at the Gran Rex. Tickets here.

April

The Quilmes Rock festival will be taking place in April featuring the following shows at the River Plate Stadium:

3rd of April- Foo Fighters, MGMT, Band of Horses, Crosses, Jauria.

4th of April- Foo Fighters, Arctic Monkeys, TV on the radio, Massacre.

Tickets available here.

Roxette -24th April

Once again the Swedish duo visit the country to satisfy the Roxette hungry Argie fans at the Luna Park. Tickets here.

May

Rosana – 17th of May

Spanish singer and songwriter Rosana will be presenting her new album “Buenos Dias Mundo” at the Gran Rex Theatre. Tickets here.