This week Feb 24-March 2

Monday

And this is how the next seven days begin… Buenos Aires Fashion Week Autumn/Winter 2014. Actually BAF Week already kicked off last week with a show from women’s wear designer Benito Fernandez but official shows start tomorrow. La Rural, 2pm, 50 pesos.

Courtesy of BAF Week

Courtesy of BAF Week

But to warm matters up, head to Plaza Armenia this evening at 7pm for an outdoor show by Vero Ivaldi. For a sense of her women’s wear, check out her SS2014 collection, Cinemática,.

And as per Monday night, our very own chef Hernán Gipponi will lead hungry diners through his epic One Table, communal dining experience, complete with wine pairings.

Tuesday

To get a head’s up on one of the week’s closing fashion shows, drop by the Kostüme store in Palermo Soho. Sharp lines and a simple palette are key to men’s and women’s collections tailored by design duo Camila Milessi and Emiliano Blanco. Kostüme, Gurruchaga 1585, Palermo Soho.

Courtesy of Kostüme

Courtesy of Kostüme

Wednesday

Today’s runway pick is Cosiendo Redes, which helps people of any age to work their way into the textiles industry. From the very young to those looking to re-enter the work arena, it’s a great opportunity to get some practical experience. BAF Week, 4pm, La Rural, Plaza Italia.

Courtesy of Cosiendo Redes

Courtesy of Cosiendo Redes

Thursday

Today’s show of the day is Cora Groppa, a lady who’s been a staple on the design circuit for many years and is known for her voluminous style of women’s wear. Think elevated ruffs that appear to be held in place with plenty of hairspray. She brings her Anniversaire collection to the table this evening. BAF Week, 6pm, La Rural, Plaza Italia.

Courtesy of L'Inde Le Palais

Courtesy of L’Inde Le Palais

Friday

While Kostüme‘s unmissable show takes place at 6pm, the close of this AW2014 BAF goes to top dogs Garza Lobos. Fun, sexy and feminine sums up GL to a T. If you can get in to this final show, live it and love it. Then buy it. BAF Week, 8pm, La Rural, Plaza Italia.

Courtesy of Garza Lobos

Courtesy of Garza Lobos

Weekend

Jazz fans, give a warm, spontaneous, round of applause. There’s a new music club in town. Bebop Club opens tonight, kicking off with Delfina Oliver and Artistry Big Band as the very first artists to appear onstage. Saturday night’s late session will be led by Maxi Trusso, the voice behind the massive Poncho track Please Me. Bebop Club, Moreno 364, San Telmo Tel: 4331-3409

This Week in Buenos Aires

Monday

(MALBA. Victor Grippo. Photo by Sheep “R” Us)

An excellent exhibit on renowned Peruvian artist Fernando Bryce is being held at the MALBA until the 20th of August.  The artist´s work, which focuses on reconstructing history through artistic quotes of newspapers and other media, has earned him international acclaim.  The museum is also showcasing two new special exhibits; one on Matias Duville, and the other on Victor Grippo. Avenida Figueroa Alcorta 3415, Recoleta.

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 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

(Photo by vonKinder)

Another rainy day is expected on Tuesday so plan for indoors! Find our list of rainy day suggestions here.

Spring/Summer BAF week kicks off, offering the latest Argentine fashion until the 10th of August. This season’s BAF week combines fashion with street art, providing for colorful and inspired collections. Find a full list of runway shows and more here.

The Colón theatre is staging a special production of Sleeping Beauty on the 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th of August (tickets here).

 

Wednesday

(Photo by ANSESGOB)

Book a tour with Buenos Design Tours and find out more about the local design, the best boutiques, antiques and more. More information here.

In the evening stop for a free concert of Argentine folklore music at the Centro Cultural Recoleta starting at 7pm. Junin 1930, Recoleta.

 

Thursday

(Photo by vmiramontes)

The Museo de Arte Decorativo is a gorgeous museum in Recoleta and it is currently showcasing a very special exhibit of Italian art from the Marche region. Also, the museum cafe is a lovely place for a hot cup of tea and cakes.  Av.del Libertador 1902, Recoleta. 4801-8248.

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, which include special tapas from Hernán Gipponi Restaurant, cost 25 USD per person and are limited to 7 people. Soler 5862, Palermo. 3220-6800.

 

Friday

(Photo by _Claudio_deste_)

Stop by the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes to check out the new Real/Virtual exhibit, featuring Argentine kinetic art from the 70´s. Av. Del Libertador 1473, Recoleta. 5288-9999

In the evening, at 10pm, the MALBA will be screening Fritz Lang´s classic Metropolis, with a live orchestra. Figueroa Alcorta 3415, Recoleta. 4808-6500.

 

Saturday and Sunday

(Photo by kevin.j)

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.

Don’t miss the latest trends at the Spring/Summer BAF week until the 10th of August. Find a full list of runway shows and more here.

On Sunday locals will be celebrating children’s day, so expect a lot of families and special activities for the younger ones!

 

August in Buenos Aires

(Photo by jorgeBRAZIL)

The cold continues in the Southern Hemisphere, however, during August, activity picks up as the school winter break ends, the skiing season slows down and spring is anticipated.

August is also a big tourism month because it is when the Tango festival and world championship takes place.

Below are all the August events to plan for and look forward to.

Estrellas de Ballet Ruso: Don´t miss the chance to see Russia’s top ballet dancers on stage at the Teatro Coliseo.  There will be three performances on the 31st of July and the 1st and 2nd of August at 8.30pm. Tickets here.

Buenos Aires Fashion Week: The latest Argentine fashion will be presented at the Spring/Summer BA Fashion week that will be taking place from the 7th to the 10th of August.

Tango Festival and World Championship: The largest worldwide tango event of the year takes place from the 14th to the 28th of August in Recoleta. An excellent opportunity to watch the best dancers, listen to best music and participate in all tango-related events.

Colón Theatre highlights during August include the Sleeping Beauty ballet 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th of August (tickets here) and I Due Figaro opera on the 28th and 30th of August (tickets here).  Renowned Hungarian/British classical pianist, András Schiff, will be offering a special concert on the 22nd of August (tickets here.The full Colón Theatre winter program is available here.

Riverdance: The renowned Irish dance company will be presenting a special show at the Gran Rex Theatre from the 22nd-29th of August. Tickets here.

Dream Theatre: 19th of August at the Luna Park Stadium. Tickets here.

Maroon 5: 31st of August at Estadio Ferro. Tickets here.

 

Temporary Exhibits:

MALBA (Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires)

–       Fernando Bryce: 29th of June- 20th of August

–       Victor Grippo: 27th of July- 22nd of October

–       Matias Duville: 27th of July-29th of October

MNBA (Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes)

–       Real/Virtual: Argentine kinetic art from the 70’s. 14th of June-19th of August.

MNAD (Museo Nacional de Arte Decorativo)

–       Meraviglie dalle Marche: 600 years of Italian Art. 7th of July-30th of September.

–       Racing motorcycles from the 70’s-80’s. 4th of July -2nd of September.

Fundación Proa

–        Arte de contradicciones. Pop, realismos y política. Brasil – Argentina 1960

–        Aizenberg y Amigos

This Week in Buenos Aires

Tuesday

(Photo by victorcamilo)

Head to the MAMBA (Modern Art Museum) in San Telmo to see the special Bruno Dubner photography exhibit. Museum opening hours: Mon- Fri from 12.00am to 7.00pm, Sat & Sun from 11.00am to 8.00pm. Av. San Juan 350, San Telmo. 4342-3001/2970.

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

 

Wednesday

(Photo by iphtjes)

Should the rain continue, as forecasted, head to one of the city’s indoor attractions such as the Colón theatre, or the Ateneo Grand Splendid (one of the most beautiful bookstores in the world!). Afterwards you can stop by one of our recommended spots for 5 o’clock tea.

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

 

Thursday

(Photo by Victor J. Trumbo)

For those who want to check out the 2012 Autumn-Winter fashion don’t miss the runway shows at Buenos Aires Fashion week, being held this week at La Rural. Av. Sarmiento 2704, Palermo. The full list or runway shows is available 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 by caipirhona)

Finally the sun will allow for some outdoor enjoyment. Book your place with Argentina Polo Day and spend the day 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

On Saturday and Sunday at 5pm, the San Martin Theatre Contemporary Ballet will be staging the 8 Estaciones Ballet (8 Seasons Ballet), a show that alternates each of Vivaldi´s 4 Seasons with the Piazzola versions. Av. Corrientes 1530, Downtown. 0800-333-5254.

On Sunday, Morrissey will be staging a live show at Estadio GEBA. Marcelino Freyre 3381, Palermo. Tickets available here.