Long Weekend in Buenos Aires

April 2nd is a national holiday as it is Veterans Day and commemorates the fallen Malvinas soldiers. The long weekend will be full of activities detailed below.

Saturday

Throughout the weekend three city parks will be displaying unique contemporary dance performances for the Ciudanza festival, which seeks to fuse dance with urban landscapes. More information here.

Malvinas 30 Años, an exhibit by Adrián Rocha Novoa being held at the Centro Cultural Recoleta, invites visitors to reflect upon the war in 1982 and its effects on the present. Opening hours: Sat, Sun and national holidays from 10am-9pm. Junin 1930, Recoleta

Training and classification rounds of the TC2000 car race will be held on Saturday from 10 am-6.30pm. The racing circuit, on the streets of Buenos Aires, will be on Avenida 9 de Julio between Viamonte and Av. De Mayo, Diagonal Norte and Av. De Mayo and between Bolivar and Av. 9 de Julio.

The MALBA is featuring two new exhibits well worth visiting.  Bye Bye American Pie explores the cultural transformation of the United States through the pieces of seven renowned American contemporary artists; Jean-Michel Basquiat, Larry Clark, Nan Goldin, Jenny Holzer, Barbara Kruger, Cady Nolan and Paul Mc Carthy. Brailles y relecturas de la Biblia, is an important exhibit on Leon Ferrari, an Argentine artist who, like his American counterparts, also explores themes relating to cultural and political dominance. Open midday-8pm. Avenida Figueroa Alcorta 3415 , Recoleta. 4808-6500.

The Japanese Gardens in Palermo will be showcasing over 200 orchid species at their 32nd Orchid exhibit “Otoño con Orquideas.” Av. Figueroa Alcorta and Av. Casares, Palermo.

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 from 5pm-10pm. Sarmiento 3131, Abasto. 4864 3200.

At 9pm The Centro Cultural Recoleta is staging Hombre Vertiente, an experimental performance including acrobatics, special lighting and interaction with the public, directed by Pichón Baldinu, one of the De La Guarda founders. Junin 1930, Recoleta.

The electro-tango Tanghetto will be presenting a live show at the ND Ateneo at 9pm. Tickets here.

Argentine guitar virtuoso Luis Salinas will be staging a show at La Trastienda starting at 11.30pm. Tickets here.

Reputed percussion orchestra La Bomba del Tiempo will be filling the night with rhythm from midnight onwards at a party held at the Centro Cultural Konex. Ciudad Cultural Konex- Sarmiento 3131, Abasto- 4864-3200.

Sunday

Throughout the weekend three city parks will be displaying unique contemporary dance performances for the Ciudanza festival, which seeks to fuse dance with urban landscapes. More information here.

Malvinas 30 Años, an exhibit by Adrián Rocha Novoa being held at the Centro Cultural Recoleta, invites visitors to reflect upon the war in 1982 and its effects on the present. Opening hours: Sat, Sun and national holidays from 10am-9pm. Junin 1930, Recoleta

Training and classification rounds of the TC2000 car race will be held on Saturday from 10 am-6.30pm. The racing circuit, on the streets of Buenos Aires, will be on Avenida 9 de Julio between Viamonte and Av. De Mayo, Diagonal Norte and Av. De Mayo and between Bolivar and Av. 9 de Julio.

The MALBA is featuring two new exhibits well worth visiting.  Bye Bye American Pie explores the cultural transformation of the United States through the pieces of seven renowned American contemporary artists; Jean-Michel Basquiat, Larry Clark, Nan Goldin, Jenny Holzer, Barbara Kruger, Cady Nolan and Paul Mc Carthy. Brailles y relecturas de la Biblia, is an important exhibit on Leon Ferrari, an Argentine artist who, like his American counterparts, also explores themes relating to cultural and political dominance. Open midday-8pm. Avenida Figueroa Alcorta 3415 , Recoleta. 4808-6500.

The Japanese Gardens in Palermo will be showcasing over 200 orchid species at their 32nd Orchid exhibit “Otoño con Orquideas.” Av. Figueroa Alcorta and Av. Casares, Palermo.

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 from 5pm-10pm. Sarmiento 3131, Abasto. 4864 3200.

At 9pm The Centro Cultural Recoleta is staging Hombre Vertiente, an experimental performance including acrobatics, special lighting and interaction with the public, directed by Pichón Baldinu, one of the De La Guarda founders. Junin 1930, Recoleta.

American indie-rock band Cage the Elephant will be presenting “Thank You, Happy Birthday” at La Trastienda at 9pm. Tickets here.

Niceto Club will be hosting a new edition of their Undertones party at 12.20pm. Niceto Vega 5510, Palermo.

Monday

Malvinas 30 Años, an exhibit by Adrián Rocha Novoa being held at the Centro Cultural Recoleta, invites visitors to reflect upon the war in 1982 and its effects on the present. Opening hours: Sat, Sun and national holidays from 10am-9pm. Junin 1930, Recoleta

The MALBA is featuring two new exhibits well worth visiting.  Bye Bye American Pie explores the cultural transformation of the United States through the pieces of seven renowned American contemporary artists; Jean-Michel Basquiat, Larry Clark, Nan Goldin, Jenny Holzer, Barbara Kruger, Cady Nolan and Paul Mc Carthy. Brailles y relecturas de la Biblia, is an important exhibit on Leon Ferrari, an Argentine artist who, like his American counterparts, also explores themes relating to cultural and political dominance. Open midday-8pm. Avenida Figueroa Alcorta 3415 , Recoleta. 4808-6500.

The Japanese Gardens in Palermo will be showcasing over 200 orchid species at their 32nd Orchid exhibit “Otoño con Orquideas.” Av. Figueroa Alcorta and Av. Casares, Palermo.

As usual reputed percussion orchestra La Bomba del Tiempo will be setting the beat at the Centro Cultural Konex. Ciudad Cultural Konex- Sarmiento 3131, Abasto- 4864-3200.

A tango peña will be held at  La Peña del Colorado 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.

Ciudanza 2012

(Photo by pollobarba)

Starting this Thursday, three city parks will be displaying unique contemporary dance performances for the Ciudanza festival, which seeks to fuse dance with urban landscapes.

 

On Thursday and Friday four performances will be held at the Barrancas de Belgrano parks, starting at 8pm.

Afecto, is a performance by Fabiana Capriotti and Gabriel Greca, which brings the theme of affection and being affected to the stage by exploring the limits of physical contact.

El suicidio de Madame B., inspired by Flaubert’s Madame Bovary, brings Emma’s character to life, to the sound of music by PJ Harvey and Schubert amongst others.

Invisible is a group choreography that weaves fleeting physical constructions and actions with the landscape.

Una Fauna occurs in the division of two territories; the Pampas and the Rio de la Plata. Between the two is a new animal life that comes to life with nocturnal sounds and music.

 

On Saturday and Sunday performances will be held in Parque Lezama in San Telmo, starting 3pm, and in Parque Chacabuco starting 5pm.

 

The program for Parque Lezama is as follows:

Jujuy, interpreted by Rosaura García and Emanuel Ludueña, deals with interdependence and a fragile balance where permanent conflict reigns.

Lazos is a group choreography that deals with the different types of bonds people make. Some come together, others, come apart.

Loop Imperfecto is a group choreography that brings to stage an abstract performance where a path is traced and movement is put into circulation.

 

In Parque Chacabuco:

Coctel. Con la mancha en la blusa explores the idea of living in the moment, being open to possibilities, and going with the flow.

Horario de descarga, explores different levels of rigidity between two dancers, and their relationship with a Cartwright.

Tiempos que corren is an acrobatics performance where a number of clothing items are interchanged causing different reactions in the performers.

More information here.

March in Buenos Aires

(Photo by Alex PC)

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.