March in Buenos Aires

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March marks the end of summer and the beginning of autumn. As locals return from vacations and the school year starts, the city’s rhythm picks up.

Below are a few of the upcoming events and concerts that will be taking place throughout the month.

Events:

Colón Theatre Season: The Colón Theatre Season kicks off with the opera St.Mark Passion by Osvaldo Golijov and several concerts by the Buenos Aires Philharmonic. More information on dates and tickets here.

Presentes Otoño Fair:  The Presentes Otoño interior design fair will be taking place at La Rural from the 15th-18th of March. More information here.

Ciudanza: This annual event brings dance out of the theatre and into the city as urban landscapes become the stage. The selected dancers will be performing at Parque Chacabuco, Parque Lezama and Barrancas de Belgrano from   March 29th-1st of April. More information here.

*The MALBA will be closing some of its exhibit halls from the 12th-24th of March.

Concerts:

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.

Toquinho: 9th of March

The renowned Brazilian Bossa Nova artist will be staging a live show at the Gran Rex Theatre. Tickets here.

John Zorn-Masada: 15th of March

Freestyle avant-garde jazz group, Masada, will be playing at the Teatro Coliseo. Tickets here.

Joe Cocker: 19th of March

The English blues and rock singer will be playing at Estadio Luna Park. 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

Successful Canadian singer and actor, Michael Bublé, 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.

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.

This Week in Buenos Aires

Monday

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Buenos Aires, vereda de libros (sidewalks of books) will be taking place this week throughout the city where bookshops will be displaying their material on the sidewalks of the City. To kick off the event there will be an experimental reading with music held at the Biblioteca Ricardo Güiraldes at 2.30pm, and a recycling activity at 4pm at the Biblioteca Martín del Barco Centenera, where sculptures will be made from discarded paper and cardboard.

In the evening don’t miss out on La Bomba del Tiempo, a percussion orchestra that has become one of the local absolute musts.  For some great post dancing pizza, head to nearby Los Cocos and order a fugazetta pizza, an onion and mozzarella local specialty.

Biblioteca Ricardo Güiraldes

Talcahuano 1261, Downtown

4812-1840

Biblioteca Martín del Barco Centenera

Venezuela 1538, Monserrat

4381 1271

La Bomba del Tiempo at Centro Cultural Konex

Sarmiento 3131, Abasto

4864-3200

Los Cocos

Córdoba, Av. 3303, Almagro

4963-0457

Tuesday

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If your planning to visit the city center to see the obelisco, 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.  Originally built as a disguise for a water tower meant to provide clean drinking water to the people after the 1877 outbreak of yellow fever, the stunning palace now works as Aguas Argentinas (the local water company) headquarters and also as a museum.

For a great gourmet lunch in the nearby area head to Restó, just 5 blocks away from the Palace.

In the evening the Canadian group Broken Social Scene will be playing their new album “Forgiveness Rock Record” at La Trastienda.

 

Palacio de Aguas Corrientes

Riobamba 750 – 1° Piso

Opening Hours: Mon-Fri 9am-1pm

Tel: (54-11) 6319-1104

Restó

Montevideo 938, Downtown

4816-6711

Cash only

La Trastienda

Balcarce 460, San Telmo

4342-7650

 

Wednesday

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Head to the Museo de Arte Hispano Americano where an impressive display of antique and religious objects, furniture, silver, and paintings dating back to the 1700´s are sure to take you back to a key historic moment where two very different cultures collided to define what South America is today. Additionally you can visit the altar of the dead which has been temporarily set up to celebrate the Mexican Day of the Dead.

Later on head to Doppelganger Bar in San Telmo for some of the city’s best drinks and atmosphere.

Museo de Arte Hispanoamericano

Isaac Fernández Blanco

Suipacha 1422

4327.0272

Doppelganger Bar

Juan de Garay 500, San Telmo

4300 0201

Thursday

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The Buenos Aires Jazz Festival is being held through the week and a photo exhibit and free jazz concerts will be staged at the Centro Cultural Recoleta starting at 3.30pm. A full program of Jazz concerts is available here.

Later on 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.

Centro Cultural Recoleta

Junin 1930, Recoleta

4803-1040

Fierro Hotel Buenos Aires

Soler 5862, Palermo

3220-6800

Friday

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Head to the stunning Villa O Campo in the outskirts of the city,  which will be intervened by young artists from Thursday through the weekend.

In the evening the Personal Fest kicks off with shows by The Strokes and Goldfrapp amongst others. Tickets here.

Villa O Campo

Elortondo 1837, Beccar

4732-4988

Personal Fest at Estadio GEBA

Av. Figueroa Alcorta 5575, Palermo

Saturday and Sunday

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The Personal Fest closes with shows by INXS, Sonic Youth and Calle 13 amongst others. Tickets here. Estadio GEBA. Av. Figueroa Alcorta 5575, Palermo

7th Bossa Nova encounter in Argentina will be held at the Parque Centerario starting at 4pm on both Saturday and Sunday. Díaz Velez 4800, Caballito.