This Week in Buenos Aires

Monday

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Stop by Museo Casa Carlos Gardel and learn more about the influential tango composer. Later on stay for the live tango concert starting at 6.30pm. Jean Jaures 735, Abasto.

In the evening stop by La Peña del Colorado where a tango peña will be held at 8.30pm. This Palermo centered Peña serves traditional food and stages live shows by an array of performers as well as hosting folklore dances for the community.  From midnight onwards they also encourage the diners to play spontaneous guitar music. (They offer the guitars).  Güemes 3657, Palermo. 4822-1038. info@lapeniadelcolorado.com.

 

Tuesday

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A new temporary exhibit will be displayed at the Espacio Virrey Liniers showcasing the latest archeological explorations of Buenos Aires city. Opening hours: Tue-Sun 2pm-7pm. Venezuela 469, Montserrat.

Don’t miss out on the chance to see an opera at the Colón Theatre. This week the famous Opera house will be staging La Forza del Destino-Music by Giuseppe Verdi. Libretto by Francesco Maria Piave (1869 revised version.)  22nd, 24th, 26th and 28th of April. Tickets here.

 

Wednesday

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The Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes in Recoleta is presenting a new exhibit ¨Claridad, la vanguardia en lucha¨, showcasing Argentine art from the 20´s-40´s depicting different social and political aspects that the country was going through at the time. Av. Del Libertador 1473, Recoleta.

In the evening head to the upbeat and colorful AcaBar for some great drinks and board games. Honduras 5733, Palermo Viejo. 4772-0845.

 

Thursday

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Don’t miss the new MALBA exhibit, Bye Bye American Pie, which showcases some of the most influential American contemporary art by Jean-Michel Basquiat, Larry Clark, Nan Goldin, Jenny Holzer, Barbara Kruger, Cady Noland, and Paul Mc Carthy. Avenida Figueroa Alcorta 3415, Recoleta. 

For a unique evening, 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 cost 25 USD per person and are limited to 7 people. Soler 5862, Palermo. 3220-6800.

Rock legend Bob Dylan will be presenting the first of four shows at the Gran Rex Theatre. Tickets here.

 

Friday

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The city will be abuzz with literary activity until the 7th of May at the annual international book fair. Tickets cost 20 pesos from Mon-Thur and 26 pesos on the weekend. Find the full program of activities here.

In the evening explore the city’s art galleries and museums with the rest of the crowd on the monthly Gallery Nights.

Rock legend Bob Dylan will be presenting the second of four shows at the Gran Rex Theatre. Tickets here.

 

Saturday and Sunday

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Don’t forget to make a reservation for Hernán Gipponi’s famous one of a kind brunch, now served on Saturdays too! Soler 5862,  Palermo Hollywood.  3220-6800.  info@hgrestaurant.com.ar.

Rock legend Bob Dylan will be presenting the third of four shows at the Gran Rex Theatre on Saturday. Tickets here.

Those visiting La Boca on Sunday should stop by the traditional Bar El Estaño 1880 where there will be live tango music from 1pm-4pm. Aristobulo del Valle 1100, La Boca.

On Sunday at 7.30pm, renowned local musician Pedro Aznar will be presenting a free live concert in Plaza Italia commemorating the music of Luis Alberto Spinetta. Later on, the book fair will be open free of charge.

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. Evening guided tours are on Mondays and Wednesdays at 8pm and Thursdays at 8.30pm, they include a tasting of an awarded wine and a national delicacy. Av de Mayo 1370 9° P. Esc. 249/52. Tel/Fax: (54-11) 4381-1885. info@palaciobarolotours.com.ar

In the evening don’t miss out on La Bomba del Tiempo, a percussion orchestra that has become one of the local absolute musts. Centro Cultural Konex Sarmiento 3131, Abasto. 4864-3200

Tuesday

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Head to the Museo Mitre and get in touch with Argentine history through a glimpse of Bartolomé Mitre’s life. The museum is also showcasing a temporary exhibit on Argentine advertising from 1881-1920. Open Mon-Fri from 1pm-5.30pm. San Martin 336, downtown.

In the evening stop by Ill Ballo del Mattone where you can catch some live acoustic guitar music by Jerónimo Guiraud at 8pm, and enjoy a wonderful plate of homemade pasta. Gorriti 5737.  47764247 reservas@ilballo.tv

Wednesday

(I’t’s a small world but not if you have to clean it, Barbara Kruger. Photo by Rich_Lem )

Don’t miss the new MALBA exhibit, Bye Bye American Pie, which showcases some of the most influential American contemporary art by Jean-Michel Basquiat, Larry Clark, Nan Goldin, Jenny Holzer, Barbara Kruger, Cady Noland, and Paul Mc Carthy. Avenida Figueroa Alcorta 3415, Recoleta. 

In the evening head to the Abasto neighborhood for a taste of tango presented by the Orquesta Típica Fernandez Fierro at the Club Atletico Fernández Fierro. Sánchez de Bustamante 764, Abasto. caff@fernandezfierro.com.

 Bjork will be playing the last of six intimate shows at the centro de exposiciones where her album Biophilia Residency will be presented to the public. On the 21st she will be staging a larger concert at GEBA. Tickets here.

Thursday

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At 1pm, the Buenos Aires tango orchestra will be playing for free at the Teatro Alvear. Corrientes 1659, Downtown.

For a unique evening, 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 cost 25 USD per person and are limited to 7 people. Soler 5862, Palermo. 3220-6800.

Don´t miss the free outdoor projection of Tropicalia, a documentary about Brazilian music, by director Marcelo Machado. The screening will take place as part of the BAFICI at the Parque Centenario in Caballito starting at 8pm.

The legendary Bob Dylan will be presenting a live show at the Teatro Gran Rex. Tickets here.

Supertramp’s front man Roger Hodgson will be presenting “Breakfast in America Tour 2012″ at the Lawn Tennis Club. Tickets here.

Friday

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From the 19th of April to the 7th of May, the city will be abuzz with literary activity at the annual international book fair. Tickets cost 20 pesos from Mon-Thur and 26 pesos on the weekend. Find the full program of activities here.

In the evening the Israeli theatre, dance and percussion group Mayumana will be presenting their new show, Momentum 2.0, at the Gran Rex Theatre. Av. Corrientes 857. 4322-8000. Tickets here.

The legendary Bob Dylan will be presenting a live show at the Teatro Gran Rex. Tickets here.

Saturday and Sunday

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From the 19th of April to the 7th of May, the city will be abuzz with literary activity at the annual international book fair. Tickets cost 20 pesos from Mon-Thur and 26 pesos on the weekend. Find the full program of activities here.

On Saturday,  the legendary Bob Dylan will be presenting a live show at the Teatro Gran Rex. Tickets here.

On Saturday, from 6pm-1pm, a special artistic event will be held in Buenos Aires. The exhibit will feature installations and other artwork by locally renowned artists. There will also be live performances by actors and musicians. Blanco Encalada 3270, Belgrano.

Bjork will be staging a large concert at GEBA to conclude her Buenos Aires visit where she presented her latest album/installation Biophilia Residency. Tickets here.

Don´t miss the free outdoor screening of Joy Division, a documentary by Grant Gee. The screening will take place as part of the BAFICI at the Parque Centenario in the Caballito neighborhood starting at 10pm.