This Week: 11-17th of May

Monday

chess

(Photo by Honghu W)

Last chance to stop by the Buenos Aires International Book Fair and shop for some books to take back home or play a game of chess with the pros at 7pm. More information here.

Later on, 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

anima mundi

(Anima Mundi- Marina Abramovic)

The B.15 Performance Biennial is still taking place until the 7th of June with works by renowned local and international artists including Laurie Anderson, Marina Abramovic, Marta Minujín, Sophie Calle and more. Find the full program here.

In the evening, head to the Colón Theatre to attend the opera function of L’Elisir d’Amore starting at 8pm. Tickets here.

Wednesday

the wings of desire

(Photo from The Wings of Desire/ Wim Wenders)

The Buenos Aires Polo Circo Festival, featuring circus and trapeze acts from around the World and other related activities, is taking place until the 17th of May. Find the full program here.

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

Check out the new Mona Hatoum exhibit being held at Fundación PROA until the 14th of June.

In the evening, head to the Colón Theatre to attend the opera function of L’Elisir d’Amore starting at 8pm. Tickets here.

Friday


puerto madero

(Photo by Ernesto Lago)

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, the British band Jungle will be staging a live show at Niceto Club in Palermo. Tickets here.

Saturday and Sunday

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(Photo by Tom Gill)

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

The Buenos Aires Market, offering fresh organic produce and natural products will be taking place at the Palermo racetracks throughout the weekend.  More information here.

On Saturday evening, don’t miss the Zappa plays Zappa concert by Dweezil Zappa at the Teatro Opera. Tickets here.

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: 12-18th January 2015

Monday

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(Photo by Mattie B)

Stop by the MALBA and check out the exhibit of artist Antonio Berni´s stunning work. Av. Figueroa Alcorta 3415, Palermo.

In the evening, the Rosedal Park in Palermo will become a drive-in cinema featuring Guardians of the Galaxy. Cars, bikes and pedestrians welcome! Av. Del Libertador and Av. Sarmiento, Palermo

Tuesday

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(photo by Yen H Nguyen)

The forecast says rain, which should temper off the heat wave. Stop by the stunning Ateneo Grand Splendid bookstore, considered to be one of the most beautiful in the world, and read something enticing over a cup of coffee while the water does its thing outside. Av. Santa Fe 1860, Recoleta.

Later on, starting at 9pm, chill out with some reggae music at Guapa Bar. Costa Rica 4933, Palermo.

Wednesday

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(Photo by Margaret Bourke-White)

Check out the Margaret Bourke-White photography exhibit being showcased at the Centro Cultural Borges. Viamonte 525, downtown.

Afterwards, stop by La Catedral for a tango lesson. Sarmiento 4006, Almagro.

Thursday

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(Photo by Tigre Municipio)

With the sun back outand the temperatures in a moderate high, outdoor landmarks are at the top of the sightseeing list. Some suggestions include the Ecological reserve in Puerto Madero, The 3 de Febrero parks in Palermo, or, a little further away, the Tigre delta!

In the evening, at 8pm, an outdoor projection of the Colón Theatre’s production of Sleeping Beauty will be held at Plaza del Vaticano. Viamonte and Cerrito, Downtown.

Friday

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

At 9.30pm, Sandra and Vane Mihanovich will be staging a live show at Boris Club de Jazz! Gorriti 5568, Palermo

Saturday and Sunday

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(Photo by José María Pérez Nuñez)

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

This Saturday and Sunday at 6 pm the circus gets electronic participation from DJs and VJs at Buenos Aires Polo Circo. Combate de los Pozos 1700, Downtown.

On Saturday evening at 7pm, stop by the corner of Figueroa Alcorta and Pampa, in Palermo, and catch a free classical music concert!

Throughout January and February, every Sunday, starting at 6pm, enjoy something to sip on at La Munich and stay for the live love songs. Av. De los Italianos 851, Puerto Madero.

May 2013 in Buenos Aires

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25th of April- 13th of May- International Book Fair. Buenos Aires is a literary city and the annual book fair is a great place for browsing, shopping and seminars. The fair’s theme this year is books as bridges and there will be a special focus on Dutch literature. More information here.

9th of May- Gallery Nights. The monthly art event will be taking place at the hippest Palermo, Recoleta and Retiro art galleries. More information here.

9-19th of May- Festival Polo Circo. Although recent in the city, the annual international circus festival has rapidly expanded over the years and hosts dazzling circus acts from around the world! More information here.

11-12th of May- Buenos Aires Market. Over 60 stands promoting healthy lifestyle and organic products will be at the intersection of Sarmiento and Libertador Avenue.  If it rains the market will take place on the following weekend.

21-26th of May- Feria Puro Diseño. The best of contemporary Argentine design will be on display at La Rural.  More information here

24-27th of May- Arte BA. The local artistic community will be abuzz in May as the most important contemporary art fair of the year takes place at La Rural. More information here.

Live Music

6th of May- 9pm- Kate Nash at Niceto Club. Tickets here.

16th of May- 9pm- Pet Shop Boys at Estadio Luna Park. Tickets here.

30th of May- 9pm- Yes at Estadio Luna Park. Tickets here.

31st of May-9pm- Bajofondo at Teatro Coliséo. Tickets here.

September in Buenos Aires

(Photo by Natalia Romay)

September is one of the most popular months of the year for travelers, as the weather gets warmer and spring arrives. This year there will be many events ranging from spiritual to culinary; details below.

Brazil Month in Argentina: During September Argentina celebrates Brazilian culture with a number of musical, and artistic events. Find the full program here.

FeVida 2012– from the 6th to the 9th of September there will be a spiritual convention with local and foreign visitors including Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, Isha, and others who will be talking about different aspects of spirituality. Find the full schedule of FeVida here.

On Sunday the 9th there will also be a massive international meditation, which in Buenos Aires will be led by Sri Sri Ravi Shankar at 2pm at Dorrego and Figueroa Alcorta in Palermo.

Casa FOA Molina Ciudad 2012 will be taking place in La Boca  from the 7th of September until the 14th of October and is a great chance to get to know Argentine architecture and design tendencies. More information here. Av. Regimiento de los Patricios, La Boca.

Vinos y Bodegas- Wine lovers can’t miss this three-day event at La Rural that will  showcase the best Argentine wines and wineries from the 13th to the 15th of September. More information here.

The Cirque du Soleil will be presenting their new show from the 8th-30th of September at Complejo al Rio, Vicente Lopez. Tickets here.

Live Music:

Brazilian Bossa Nova king, Gilberto Gil, will be performing at the Gran Rex theatre on the 6th. Tickets here.

Megadeth: 14th of September at the Estadio Malvinas Argentina’s. Tickets here.

Die Toten Hosen: 15th of September at the Estadio Malvinas Argentina’s. Tickets here.

Liza Minnelli will be staging a show on the 24th at the Luna Park Stadium. Tickets here.

The Jamaican band The Wailers will be celebrating Jamaica’s 50th independence anniversary at the Vorterix theatre in Colegiales on the 27th. Tickets here.

 

 

This Week in Buenos Aires

Monday

(Photo by jontyjago)

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’s headquarters (the local water company) and also as a museum. Opening Hours: Mon-Fri 9am-1pm. Riobamba 750 – 1° Piso. 6319-1104.

Popular British Indie band The Kooks will be presenting their new record “Junk of the Heart” at the Luna Park.  Tickets here.

 

Tuesday

(Photo by Pickersgill Reef)

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.

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. Be sure to make a reservation by emailing gringo@comicosdepie.com.ar.

 

Wednesday

(Photo by Paco CT)

The international circus festival, Polo Circo will be taking place until the 14th of May, and is a great opportunity to check out some of the most talented acrobats and circus shows around the world! Find the full program here.

Don’t miss Mora Godoy: Chantecler Tango, a tango musical directed by the British Stephen Rayne, that is being staged at the Teatro Alvear from Wednesday’s-Sunday’s. Avda. Corrientes 1659, Downtown. 4373-4245.

 

Thursday

(Photo by tkamenick)

The Museo de Arte Español Enrique Larreta is hosting a special exhibit on renowned Argentine poet Alejandra Pizarnik. The museum is open from 1pm-7pm. Juramento 2291, Belgrano.

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 mikilgenio80)

The city’s most important art fair Arte BA kicks off on Friday providing for a great opportunity for art enthusiasts and collectors to see the latest Argentine art on the market.  Open from 1pm-9pm. More information here.

In the evening, don’t miss the Tango Championship where the country’s best dancers will show the best of their abilities.  Find the full program here. 

 

Saturday and Sunday

(Photo by Dominic Meissner)

On Saturday, starting at 2pm TedxJovenes@RiodeLaPlata will be showcasing inspiring proposals, artwork and music by Argentine youth from 16-21 years of age at Ciudad Cultural Konex. Sarmiento 3131, Abasto.

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. 

On Sunday at 11am the Colón Theatre will be presenting a tribute to George Enescu free of charge. Tickets must be picked up at the city in advance. Cerrito 628, Downtown. 4378 7100

On Sunday between2pm-4pm there will be a special origami demonstration at the Japanese Gardens in Palermo. Av. Figueroa Alcorta and Av.Casares.

This Week in Buenos Aires

Monday

(Photo by el_rogos)

Monday is the last chance to stop by the annual international book fair. Tickets cost 20 pesos and the fair is open from 2pm-10pm. Find the full program of activities here.

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

                                     

(Photo by Club Atlético de Poetas)

The Museo de Arte Español Enrique Larreta is hosting a special exhibit on renowned Argentine poet Alejandra Pizarnik. The museum is open from 1pm-7pm. Juramento 2291, Belgrano.

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. Be sure to make a reservation by emailing gringo@comicosdepie.com.ar.

Wednesday

(Photo by Goodnight London)

The international circus festival, Polo Circo will be taking place until the 14th of May, and is a great opportunity to check out some of the most talented acrobats and circus shows around the world! Find the full program here.

Don’t miss Mora Godoy: Chantecler Tango, a tango musical directed by the British Stephen Rayne, that is being staged at the Teatro Alvear from Wednesday’s-Sunday’s. Avda. Corrientes 1659, Downtown. 4373-4245.

 

Thursday

 

(Photo by tkamenick)

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.

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 lazzarello)

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, don’t miss the Tango Championship where the country’s best dancers will show the best of their abilities.  Find the full program here.

Saturday and Sunday

(Photo by rachel a.k.)

Professional photographer Jocelyn Mandryk (who took Fierro’s latest photographs) and her associate Becky Hayes have taken tourist photography to a whole new level on their Saturday Foto Ruta tours.  What they propose is to get to know the city from another point of view, taking their travelers through off the beaten path locations and setting creative guidelines for the photographs so that they can explore the local colors and characters through the lens from a new perspective, finding what they normally wouldn’t on a typical tourist location. The Foto Ruta tour runs every Saturday from 2pm-6pm and costs 100 pesos. Upcoming locations are listed on the Foto Ruta webpage.

On Saturday don’t miss the free jazz concert at Boris Club de Jazz where singer-songwriter María Eva will be presenting Ciclo Bienestar at 11.30pm. Gorriti 5568, Palermo.

Every Sunday until the 13th of May from 1pm-4pm there will be live tango music and milongas at the traditional Bar El Estaño 1880. Aristóbulo Del Valle 1100, La Boca

Buenos Aires Polo Circo 2012

(Photo by rodcasro)

Although recent in the city, the annual international circus festival has rapidly expanded over the years. This year it will take place from the 3rd to the 14th of May and will be hosting dazzling circus acts from around the world at the traditional Polo Circo venue, as well as the newly added Espacio Cultural Julián Centeya, Espacio Cultural Carlos Gardel, Espacio Cultural Adán Buenos Aires, Centro Cultural San Martín and the Centro Municipal de Exposiciones.

The program features shows by circuses from France, Sweden, Switzerland, Australia, Brazil, Chile and of course Argentina. At the Polo Circo venue there will also be free shows by independent acts one hour before the official performances begin. Additionally there will be a Bar del Circo from 10pm onwards with live bands, drinks and DJ´s.

National shows are free of charge and international presentations cost between 30-60 pesos. The full program is available here and tickets can be purchased here.