This Week: 1st-7th of June

Monday

mundos

(Photo by Roger Schultz)

Kick off the month at the Ateneo Grand Splendid bookstore, considered to be one of the most beautiful in the world, and read something enticing over a cup of coffee. Av. Santa Fe 1860, Recoleta.

In the evening, 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

Volatil felicidad (Fleeting Happiness) is the new photography exhibit taking place at Parque de la Memoria, which gathers a collection of images from Argentina in the nineties. Rafael Obligado 6745, Costanera.

In the evening, at 8pm, Russian pianist Evgeni Kissin will be staging a live concert at the Colón Theatre. Tickets here.

Wednesday

barolo

(Photo by LostInIN)

One of the city’s architectural landmarks is the famous Palacio Barolo, full of references to poet Dante Alighieri. Guided tours take place from 4pm to 7pm and evening guided tours at 8.30pm include tasting of an awarded wine and a national delicacy. Av. de Mayo 1370, downtown.

At 7pm, head to La Trastienda for their Brazilian Wednesday event, Miércoles Carinhosos, and dance all the way past midnight. Balcarce 460, San Telmo.

Thursday

art

(Photo by Helga Weber)

The biggest art fair of Latin America kicks off its four day marathon on Thursday promising for a weekend full of creative surprises. Find more information here.

In the evening, the Buenos Aires Philharmonic Orchestra and Pipa Gao Hong as a soloist will be presenting Sang Keije’s Lovers’ Besieged, amongst other classical pieces at the Colón Theatre. Tickets here.

Friday

Take one of FotoRuta’s Street Scape tours and learn some photography tips while discovering the city from a different angle. More information here.

In the evening, French film fans can catch a screening of Godard’s masterpiece Contempt at 7.30 and 10pm at the Teatro San Martín. Av. Corrientes 1530, Downtown.

Saturday and Sunday

origami

(Photo by Gerwin Sturm)

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

Throughout June, every Saturday at 10pm, renowned Argentine folklore and jazz artist, Luis Salinas, will be playing a live show at Torcuato Tasso. Defensa 1575, San Telmo.

Throughout the weekend, there will be an origami exhibit at the Japanese Gardens in Palermo. Av. Casares 2966, Palermo

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.

This Week: 6-12th of October 2014

Monday

Milion- Photo by Pablo Curras

Last chance of stopping by the EGGO art fair at the Centro Cultural Recoleta and getting to know the local contemporary art scene and  market! Junín 1930, Recoleta.

Later on, stop for drinks at Milion, a nearby and popular bar set in a refurbished old house. Paraná 1048, Recoleta.

Tuesday

Palacio Barolo- Photo by blmurch

One of the city’s architectural landmarks is the famous Palacio Barolo, full of references to poet Dante Alighieri. Guided tours take place from 4pm to 7pm and evening guided tours at 8.30pm include tasting of an awarded wine and a national delicacy. Av. de Mayo 1370, downtown.

In the evening stop by La Catedral for a tango lesson at 6, 7.30 or 9pm. Sarmiento 4006, Almagro.


Wednesday

Museo de Arte Decorativo- Photo by Concepciones Relativistas

The stunning Museo de Arte Decorativo on Libertador Avenue is showcasing a new exhibit, Meraviglia dalle Marche II, featuring a beautiful collection of Renaissance, Mannerist and Baroque art from the Italian Marche region. Av.del Libertador 1902, Recoleta.

In the evening, at 8.30 pm, the Colón Theatre will be featuring its ballet production of Giselle staring Paloma Herrera. Tickets here.

Thursday

Teatro Colón- Photo by Gobierno de la Ciudad de Buenos Aires

Take a private tour with Buenos Aires Historico Tours. Their guides are historians and other humanities graduates from the Buenos Aires University and they will show you a unique side of the city! 4307-8539.buenosaireshistorico@yahoo.com.ar

In the evening, at 8.30pm, the Colón Theatre will be featuring its ballet production of Giselle staring Paloma Herrera. Tickets here. 

Friday

Photo by p!o

If you came to Buenos Aires and you’re not a 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!

In the evening, book your place at the mysterious Club Silencio to experience music with your eyes blindfolded and more surprises starting at 11pm. info@clubsilencio.com.ar

Saturday and Sunday

Fundación PROA- Photo by qfwfq78

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

On Sunday, head to Fundación PROA in La Boca to check out Alexei Fedorchenko´s mockumentary, Primeros en la Luna, about the first to arrive on the moon. Av. Pedro de Mendoza 1929, La Boca.

Or, head to Niceto Club in Palermo for a Coolio live concert if you´re looking for a more upbeat plan! Av Coronel Niceto Vega 5510, Palermo.

Find a full weather forecast here.

This Week in Buenos Aires

Monday

(Photo by yo_axolotl)

Head to the Planetarium where you can join the outdoor Parks and Monuments Tour (starting at 10.30am) or the Parks and Museums Tour (starting at 2.30pm), both done on electric bicycles. The tours last 2 hours each, cost 70 pesos, and are carried out in Spanish, Portuguese and English. Please note that you must be at the Planetarium 30 minutes before the tour with an ID to certify that you are 18 or older. Planetario Galileo Galillei-Av. Sarmiento and Belisario Roldán, Palermo.

In the evening Japanese flute and drum artists, Kaoru Watanabe & Shinzui Daiko, will be playing a special concert at the Teatro del Globo downtown starting 9pm. Marcelo T. de Alvear 1155, Downtown. Tickets available at the Japanese Gardens in Palermo.

Tuesday

(Photo by jazzfestwien)

Pablo Siquier is an Argentine artist known for his impressive murals and installations. Throughout March a special exhibit held at the Centro Cultural Recoleta will be displaying some of his more experimental work from the eighties and nineties. Junín 1930, Recoleta. 4803 1040. Open: Mon-Fri 2pm-9pm, Sat-Sun 10am-9pm.

Later on stop by Sugar and meet other fellow travelers at the Beerlingual Bilingual Trivia Night from 7pm-9pm. Costa Rica 4619¸ Palermo.

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

Wednesday

(Photo of Xul Solar painting by The Wide Wide World.)

Head to the intimate Xul Solar art museum where you will find artists Xul Solar´s  colorful metaphysical dreamlike paintings, and also some of his nutty but brilliant inventions, such as a new global language, and the Panjuego, a game which he made up and played with many of his friends including Borges whose books he sometimes illustrated. 4824-3302.Monday to Friday from midday- 8pm.Saturday from midday to 7pm. Laprida 1212, Palermo.

Also in Palermo is  Fueguia, a scent lab where you can sniff out nature, or aromatic blends reminiscent of writers such as Borges. Cabello 3791, 2 J, Palermo. 4806-5619.

Thursday

(Photo by derekGavey)

The San Telmo Art Walk is offered by JuaneleAR from Tuesday to Friday at 3pm and guides you through the who is who and what is what of the neighborhood`s art-ridden streets. The three-hour walk includes a tour of both the street art and galleries; a great way to get to know the current Buenos Aires art scene whilst getting to know the charm of San Telmo neighborhood. More information here.

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.

Friday

(Photo of Basquiat paintings by mauidw)

Don´t miss the new MALBA exhibit, Bye Bye American Pie, which showcases some of the most influential works in contemporary art by artists such as Basquiat and Nan Goldin amongst others. Avenida Figueroa Alcorta 3415, Recoleta. 

In the evening, head to the Barrancas de Belgrano parks to see how dance interacts with urban landscapes at the Ciudanza festival, starting at 8pm.

Saturday and Sunday

(Photo by Silvio Tanaka)

On Saturday don´t miss the Orchid exhibit at the Japanese Gardens in Palermo.

On Sunday, the TC2000,  will allow for the city to witness some unique car racing at the obelisco, downtown.

This Week in Buenos Aires

Monday

Pablo Siquier is an Argentine artist known for his impressive murals and installations. Throughout March a special exhibit held at the Centro Cultural Recoleta will be displaying some of his more experimental work from the eighties and nineties. Junín 1930, Recoleta. 4803 1040. Open: Mon-Fri 2pm-9pm, Sat-Sun 10am-9pm.

Roger Waters, the British legend that was once part of Pink Floyd, will be playing at the River Plate Stadium!  Tickets here.

Tuesday

(Photo by masha_ioveva)

If you´re planning to visit the city center to see the Obelisco, or to take a tour of the Colón 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. Opening Hours: Mon-Fri 9am-1pm. Riobamba 750 – 1° Piso. 6319-1104.

Later on, stop by Sugar and meet other fellow travelers at the Beerlingual Bilingual Trivia Night from 7pm-9pm. Costa Rica 4619¸ Palermo.

Wednesday

(Photo by Roger Schultz)

Head to the stunning Colón theatre and tour one of the most celebrated opera houses in the world! Later on stay for La Pasión según San Marcos, an opera by Osvaldo Golijov.Cerrito 628, Downtown. 4378 7100

You can also stop by La Catedral in Almagro for a tango lesson for beginners starting at 9pm. Sarmiento 4006, doorbell 5, Almagro. 4342-4794.

Thursday

(Photo by febbrile)

Head to La Rural to the Presentes Otoño interior design fair which will be taking place from the 15th-18th of March. More information here.

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.

John Zorn and his freestyle avant-garde jazz group Masada will be playing at the Teatro Coliseo. Tickets here

Roger Waters, the British legend that was once part of Pink Floyd, will be playing at the River Plate Stadium!  Tickets here.

Friday

(Photo by Andrea Schwartz)

Head to the Museo de Arte Español Enrique Larreta. This Spanish Art Museum decorated as a renaissance palace and surrounded by a unique Spanish Muslim garden, was the home of author Enrique Larreta. His extensive collection of sculptures, paintings and furniture mostly from the Renaissance and Baroque periods can be appreciated in this ornamented historical landmark.  Juramento 2291, Belgrano, 4784-4040. Museum Opening Hours: Monday to Friday from 1pm-7pm. Saturday from 10am-8pm.

Later on head to the Isenbeck Beer Festival in Palermo where you can taste a variety of brews and listen to live bands.  Tribuna Plaza 4401, Palermo. Tickets Here.

Saturday and Sunday

(Photo by FredMikeRudy)

St Patrick’s day celebrations will be happening all around town, especially at the local pubs. For a traditional special St. Paddy´s day party head to The Casabar in Recoleta. 1150 Rodriguez Pena, Recoleta.

Renowned guitarist Scott Henderson will be playing at the ND/Ateneo on Saturday as part of his Well to the Bone Tour 2012. Tickets available here.

Another famous guitarist will also be staging a live show on Saturday. Luis Salinas will be playing at La Trastienda at 11.30pm. Tickets here.

Roger Waters, the British legend that was once part of Pink Floyd, will be playing at the River Plate Stadium on Saturday and Sunday!  Tickets here.

This Week in Buenos Aires

Wednesday

(Photo by matualonso)

The day is perfect for some fun on the water. Smile on Sea offers special sailing trips that depart from Puerto Madero, and Soul Trips offer a similar service in Tigre although on a motorboat with drinks and snacks.

In the evening head to Mystique After Office for an early Carnaval Fest starting at 7pm. Sarmiento 1662, San Nicolás.

If late night partying is more to your liking, then Kika´s This is Ibiza party may be just for you. Honduras 5339, Palermo.

 

Thursday

(Photo by slaff)

Take advantage of the good weather and head to the Planetarium where you can join the outdoor Parks and Monuments Tour (starting at 10.30am) or the Parks and Museums Tour (starting at 2.30pm), both done on electric bicycles. The tours last 2 hours each, cost 70 pesos, and are carried out in Spanish, Portuguese and English. Please note that you must be at the Planetarium 30 minutes before the tour with an ID to certify that you are 18 or older. Planetario Galileo Galillei-Av. Sarmiento and Belisario Roldán, Palermo.

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.

At 9pm Dancing Mood will be presenting their new record, Non Stop, at the Centro Cultural Konex. Sarmiento 3131, Abasto. 4864-3200.

 

Friday

At 2pm the San Martin Theatre Contemporary Ballet will be staging the 8 Estaciones Ballet (8 Seasons), a show that alternates each of Vivaldi´s 4 Seasons with the Piazzola versions. Av. Corrientes 1530, Downtown. 0800-333-5254.

Head to the Casa Nacional del Bicentenario where a special exhibit showcasing the transformation of Buenos Aires through images and documents is being held until the end of February. Opening Hours: Tue-Sun from 3pm-9pm. Riobamba 985, Montserrat.

In the evening head to Notorious for the Friday jazz jam starting at 12pm. Av. Callao 966, Recoleta. 4813-6888.

 

Long Weekend

(Photo by puroticorico)

On Saturday at 6pm, renowned folkloric singer El Chaqueño Palavecino will be staging a live show at Club GEBA. Av. Cnel. Marcelino E. Freyre and Av. Dorrego Saavedra.

On Saturday at 8pm the Colón Theatre Philharmonic will be staging a free show at Parque Centenario in Caballito. Tickets must be picked up in advance on Thursday the 23rd, and Friday the 24th from 11am-7pm at Casa de la Cultura on Av. De Mayo 575. There are 1600 available tickets, and each person will get 2.

The last carnival festivities will be held during Saturday and Sunday.   A series of street parades called murgas, a carnival tradition including rhythmic drums and costumes, will be celebrating around town starting 7pm. In Palermo they will be setting up at Darwin between Honduras and Gorriti and in San Telmo they will be at San Juan and Tacuarí. A map with other murga locations is available here.

On Sunday at 7pm a musical about the Argentine flag will be held at the Planetarium in Palermo. Av. Sarmiento and Belisario Roldán.

Monday is a one time national holiday as the country celebrates the bicentennial anniversary of the creation of the Argentine flag.

This Week in Buenos Aires

Monday

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Indulge in decadent 5 O clock tea at Las Violetas in Almagro and then dance those cakes off at 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

(Photo by Edgardo Schener)

In the spirit of Valentines Day why not get to know the city from a romantic viewpoint? Smile on Sea offers a special romantic sailing trips that depart from Puerto Madero, and Soul Trips offer a similar service in Tigre although on a motorboat with candlelight, drinks and snacks.

In the evening don’t miss out on the special Valentines Day tasting menu at Hernan Gipponi Restaurant. More information here. Soler 5862, Palermo. 3220-6820. info@hgrestaurant.com.ar.

Wednesday

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Take a Fileteado Porteño Tour and discover the typical style of painting associated with Buenos Aires. The tour starts at 1.30pm in the Abasto area and moves to San Telmo either by bikes or public transport. It includes a snack in San Telmo and gives you the chance to try out the technique yourself! More information here.

In the evening head to Italian trattoria Ill Ballo del Mattone for some pastas and jazz, swing and bossa nova music! Gorriti 5950, Palermo. 47768648. reservas@ilballo.tv

Thursday

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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.

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.

Friday

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A visit to the ethnographic museum is a great way to learn more about the country’s indigenous identity and ethnic background. Opening hours: Tue-Fri 1pm-7pm, Sat-Sun 3pm-7pm Sat-Sun from 3pm-7pm. Moreno 350, San Telmo, 4345-8196/97.

Later on stop by Centro Cultural Konex for a unique experience in the dark. Dialogo en la Oscuridad is an international exhibit where the senses are rediscovered.  The public is guided in absolute darkness through different scenarios and learns to perceive every day life in a different way.  Open Tue-Sun 5pm-10pm. Sarmiento 3131, Abasto. 4864 3200.

Saturday and Sunday

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The Italian Filarmonica Clown will be staging Amleto Avvisato Mezzo Salvato at the Shakespeare festival starting 8.30pm at Buenos Aires Polo Circo. Combate de los Pozos 1700, corner. Av. Garay, Capital Federal. More information here.

On Saturday evening, starting at 6.30pm a special milonga featuring Adriana Varela, Max Van de Voorde and Solange Acosta will be held at the Vuelta de Rocha in La Boca.

Don´t miss the festive Bubamara party being held at Groove on Sunday. Balkan music and lots of upbeat dancing are on the carnaval weekend menu! Av. Sta Fe 4389, Palermo.  Sunday starting at middnight.

This Week in Buenos Aires

Monday

(Photo by Aracelota)

The Lunfardo and Tango bookfair kicked off yesterday in San Telmo, offering a variety of tango paraphernalia, readings and shows. The fair will be held until the 30th of December from 3pm-9pm at the Academia Porteña del Lunfardo.  Estados Unidos 1379, San Telmo. 4383.2393

In the evening head to Boris Club de Jazz  for a guitar concert by Alvarado starting at 10pm. Gorriti 5568, Palermo. 4777-0012.

 

Tuesday

(Photo by VeronikaB)

For an off the beaten path activity, don’t miss Fueguia in Palermo, a scent lab where you can sniff out nature, or aromatic blends reminiscent of writers such as Borges. Cabello 3791, 2 J, Palermo. 4806-5619.

In the evening starting at 7pm you can explore the city’s art galleries and museums at the last Gallery Night of the year.

If you’re looking for a laugh don’t miss the Grin Go! Stand Up comedy Show starting at 9pm at the Absinth Resto Bar. Bartolomé Mitre 1695, Downtown. 4371-6486

 

Wednesday

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The International Artisan Fair is being held this week at La Rural and is a great chance to see and purchase local and international artisan designs whilst getting to watch the artisans at work. Open 3-10pm daily, until 11th December. Av. Sarmiento 2704, Palermo.

In the evening catch one of the circus shows being put on at Campus Polo Circo starting 7pm. Av. Juan de Garay and Combate de los Pozos, Parque Patricios.

 

Thursday

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Head to the Japanese gardens in Palermo and visit the annual exhibit of Japanese paintings. Figueroa Alcorta and Av. Casares.

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

(Photo by Argentina Polo Day)

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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Argentines cross over to Uruguay frequently for weekend getaways to lovely towns and summer holidays at the beach. One of the common destinations for a weekend away is Colonia del Sacramento, a historic town founded in 1680 with a combination of Portuguese, Spanish colonial and Post-Colonial styles. Take a ferry to this unique town for a short rest from the busy city.  Ferry rides available form Buquebus and Colonia Express.