Buenos Aires Agenda- April/Abril 2016

Events/Eventos

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(Thomas Hawk)

From the 4th to the 10th of April, Malbec Week will be celebrated around the city with wine tasting events, and more. Find the full program here.

Del 4 al 10 de abril se celebra la Semana del Malbec en toda la ciudad con degustaciones, charlas y más. El programa completo se pude encontrar aquí.

From the 9th to the 17th of April, the Ciudad Cultural Konex celebrates Mozart in the second edition of their Classical Music Festival. Tickets here.

Del 9 al 14 de Abril se festeja el nacimiento de Mozart en la segunda edición del Festival de Música Clásica. Entradas aquí.

The BAFICI film festival kicks off on the 13th and will feature a great selection of international independent films until the 24th. Buy your tickets in advance from the 4th of April onwards, and find the full program here.

El festival de cine BAFICI arranca el 13 de abril con una programación amplia de películas independientes que se proyectarán hasta el 24 del mismo mes. Las entradas se venden por anticipado a partir del 4 de abril, y el programa se encuentra disponible aquí

From April 21st to May 9th the annual Book Fair will be taking place in Palermo with a broad range of activities and events related to literature and books. More information here.

Del 21 de abril al 9 de mayo se lleva a cabo la Feria del Libro en Palermo que ofrece una variedad de actividades y eventos relacionados con la literatura y los libros. Más información aquí.

The Colón Theatre will be featuring two operas in April, the opera Don Giovanni from the 5th to the 12th of April; and an experimental opera based on a text by Albert Camus called Le Malentendu from the 7th to the 12th. The program for the month also includes two concerts by Joyce Didonato on the 18th and 19th, and a staging of the Don Quixote Ballet from the 26th to the 30th.  More information here.

El Teatro Colón presenta dos óperas en abril: del 5 al 12, una producción de Don Giovanni, y del 7 al 12 una ópera experimental basada en Le Malentendu, un texto de Albert Camus. También se llevarán a cabo dos conciertos de Joyce Didonato el 18 y el 19 de abril, y una producción de ballet de Don Quijote del 26 al 30. Más información aquí.

Art Exhibits/ Muestras de arte

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(Jorge Macchi by Lux & Jourik)

On Thursday 7th, the first Gallery Night of the year will take place from 7 to 10 pm in the Retiro, Barrio Norte and Recoleta neighborhoods. More information here.

El Jueves 7 se llevará a cabo el primer Gallery Night del año en Retiro, Barrio Norte y Recoleta. Más información aquí.

The MALBA museum in Palermo is showcasing the works of Jorge Macchi, Claudia Andujar and Juan Tessi Cameo. More information here.

El Museo de Arte Latinoamericano (MALBA) tiene en exhibición las obras de Jorge Macchi, Claudia Andujar y Juan Tessi Cameo. Más información aquí.

The MAMBA museum in San Telmo is featuring La Menesunda by Marta Minujín and a recommended exhibit of Argentine artist Ana Gallardo’s work.

En el Museo de Arte Moderno (MAMBA) en San Telmo se exhiben La Menesunda de Marta Minujín y una recomendada muestra de la artista argentina Ana Gallardo.

Fundación PROA in La Boca, in collaboration with the National Museum of 21st Century Arts (MAXII) is displaying Arte en Escena, an exhibit that explores connections between art and theatre in terms of the spatial aspects of staging.

La Fundación PROA en La Boca, con la colaboración del Museo Nacional del Arte del Siglo XXI (MAXII) presenta una muestra llamada Arte en Escena que explora la relación del arte con el espacio escénico. 

Concerts/Recitales

07/04- Meshell Ndegeocello. Teatro Coliseo. Tickets here/Entradas aquí.

16/04- Mark Anthony. Tecnópolis. Tickets here/ Entradas aquí.

27/04- The Count Bassie Orchestra. Tickets here/ Entradas aquí.

This Week in Buenos Aires

Tuesday

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Head to Puerto Madero for a nice stroll along the river and stop at the Museo del Humor, which exhibits fantastic Argentine comic art.  Av. De los Italianos 851, Puerto Madero.

Later on, at 7 pm there will be a Porteño Drinks Class by José Luis Jáuregui. ISEHG- Tucumán 1610, Downtown. Book your place at soporte@probabuenosaires.com.

Also at 7 pm will be the Gastronomic Week photography contest at Foto Club Buenos Aires- Hipólito Yrigoyen 834, downtown. Book your place at soporte@probabuenosaires.com.

Wednesday

(Photo by Sebastián-Dario)

Don’t miss the gala at the Museo Fernandez Blanco that will take place at 6.30pm as part of the Gastronomic Week. Suipacha 1422, downtown. Book your place at soporte@probabuenosaires.com.

At 7pm there will be a special pastry class by the Mexican Pastry Tournament winners. ISEHG- Tucumán 1610, Downtown. Book your place at soporte@probabuenosaires.com

The spectacular Colón Theatre will be staging a concert by the Guarneri Prague Trio featuring pieces by Josef Suk, Bedrich Smetana and Antonin Dvorák. Tickets here.

Thursday

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Spring is the time for outdoor sightseeing and there are some great tours by air and water that make for perfect alternatives to get to know the city in a fun and novel way.

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 35 USD per person and are limited to 7 people. Soler 5862, Palermo. 3220-6800.

At 7 pm there will be a Porteño Drinks Class by José Luis Jáuregui. ISEHG- Tucumán 1610, Downtown. Book your place at soporte@probabuenosaires.com.

Friday

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From Friday throughout the weekend there will be a free art and technology festival, FASE 4, at the Centro Cultural Recoleta. Junin 1930, Recoleta.

In the evening head to Unicorn Huset, the most promising new addition to the Buenos Aires night scene. Trendsetters and world travelers meet at this Scandinavian inspired resto/bar-club for some stylish upbeat fun! Open from Wednesday’s to Saturday’s from 9pm onwards. Honduras 5730, Palermo Hollywood.

Saturday and Sunday

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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.

On Sunday, starting at 6pm,  the International Guitar Festival will close off with a live concert with all the guitarists at C. C. de la Memoria Haroldo Conti. Av. Del Libertador 8151, downtown.

Find a ten-day weather forecast here.

Colón Theatre Spring Program

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September

Opera: La Cenerentola (Cinderella) –Two act opera. 1817. Music by Gioachino Rossini and libretto by Giacopo Ferretti. Musical direction- Reinaldo Censabella. Mise en Scene- Sergio Renán. 25th, 28th, and 30th of September.

Concert:  Despliegues sonoros (Display of Sound). Clarinet soloist- Mariano Rey, English horn-Fernando Chiappero. Director- Alejo Perez. Featuring pieces by Alberto Williams, Fermina Casanova, Astor Piazzolla, Richard Strauss and  Jean Sibelius.  27th of September at 8.30pm.

Free Concert: Coro Nacional De Niños (Children’s national choir). Directed by María Isabel Sanz. Piano by Natalia Suriano.  Featuring a selection of choral pieces by György Orbán, Zoltán Kodály,  Francis Poulenc,  Claude Debussy,  Ángel Lasala and René Teseo.  30th of September 2012 at 11am. (Keep in mind that tickets to the Colon theatre’s free concerts must be picked up at the theatre’s box office 24hs. Prior to the function.)

October

Opera: La Cenerentola (Cinderella) –Two act opera. 1817. Music by Gioachino Rossini and libretto by Giacopo Ferretti. Musical direction- Reinaldo Censabella. Mise en Scene- Sergio Renán. 3rd, 5th, and 7th of October

Ballet: Trilogía Neoclásica II (Neoclassic Trilogy II). Part 1- Marguerite and Armand by Franz Liszt. Choreography by Frederick Ashton. Part 2- Fuga Técnica- “Possessed” for string quartet and percussion by Alexander Balanescu. Choreography by Eric Frederic. Part 3- Before Nightfall- Bohuslav Martinu. Choreography by Nils Christe. 14th, 16th, 17th, 18th, 19th, and 20th of October.

Concert: Puntos Cardinales (Cardinal Points). Director- Carlos Vieu. Bassoon soloist- Gabriel La Rocca. Trumpet soloist- Fernando Ciancio. Featuring pieces by Alberto Williams, Carl Maria von Webber, Alexander Arutiunian and Carl Nielsen. 4th of October.

Concert: Flemáticos Apasionados (Passionate Phlegmatic).  Director Tao Fan. Violoncello soloist- Natalie Clein. Featuring pieces by Benjamin Britten and Edward Elgar.  25th of  October.

Concert: Guarneri Prague Trio. Featuring pieces by Josef Suk, Bedrich Smetana and Antonin Dvorák.  10th of October.

Free Concert: Ensamble de Percusión  (Percussion Ensemble). Director- Angel Frette. Featuring a selection of modern percussion pieces by Amadeo Roldán,  Edgard Varèse, Carlos Chávez, John Cage,  Emmanuel Sejourne, Iannis Xenakis,  Steve Reich, and Michael Torke. 7th of October 11am. (Keep in mind that tickets to the Colon theatre’s free concerts must be picked up at the theatre’s box office 24hs. Prior to the function.)

Free Concert: Cuarteto Gianneo. String Quartet- Nicolás Favero Urbiztondo, Sebastián Masci,  Elizabeth Ridolfi, and Matías Villafañe. Guest accordion by Rodolfo Mederos.  Featuring pieces by Jose Bragato, Lios Gianneo,  Astor Piazzolla, and Maurice Ravel. 21st of October at 11am. (Keep in mind that tickets to the Colon theatre’s free concerts must be picked up at the theatre’s box office 24hs. Prior to the function.)

Free Concert: Jorge de la Vega and string quartet. “From Mozart to Gardel”.  Featuring a selection of pieces by Mozart, Piazzolla, Christoph Willibald Gluck, Giacomo Puccini, José Carli, Pablo Fraguela, Franz Doppler and Carlos Gardel. 28th of October at 11am. (Keep in mind that tickets to the Colon theatre’s free concerts must be picked up at the theatre’s box office 24hs. Prior to the function.)

Contemporary Tendencies: Inventarios Argentinos II (La ciudad) (Argentine Inventory II- The City). Mixed media concert composed by Martin Luit, combined with texts by Pablo Katchadjian, and filmic material by Alejo Hoijman. Musical direction by Néstor Andrenacci. 18th, 19th and 20th of October..

November

Opera- “Colón – Ring”: 7-hour version of Wagner’s  Der Ring des Nibelungen. Musical adaptation by Cord Garben, Musical Direction by Julien Salemkour, Art Direction and Mise en Scene- Katharina Wagner. 27th and 30th of November.

Concert: Renée Fleming and Gerald Martin Moore on the piano. 10th of November.

Contemporary Tendencies: Museo Pierrot. A music and art installation by Arnold Schonberg about the relationship between the music and the moon. 15th, 16th and 17th of November.

Contemporary Tendencies: Díptico- Martín Matalón. A choreographed interpretation of a compilation of works by Martin Matalon for instruments and solo singers processed by and electronic device in real time. Choreography by Diana Theocharidis. 29th and 30th of November.

December

Contemporary Tendencies: Díptico- Martín Matalón. A choreographed interpretation of a compilation of works by Martin Matalon for instruments and solo singers processed by and electronic device in real time. Choreography by Diana Theocharidis. 1st of December.

Opera- “Colón – Ring”: 7-hour version of Wagner’s  Der Ring des Nibelungen. Musical adaptation by Cord Garben, Musical Direction by Julien Salemkour, Art Direction and Mise en Scene- Katharina Wagner. 4th and 7th of December.

Concert:  De Raíces y Alturas (Roots and Heights). Director- Enrique Arturo Diemecke. Piano soloist- Nelson Goerner. Featuring pieces by Pascual de Rogatis, Serguei Rachmaninov, and Claude Debussy. 13th of December.

Free Concert: Estudio coral de Buenos Aires (Buenos Aires Choir Studio). Featuring a two-act compilation of choir pieces from around the world from  1870-1970.   Director- Carlos Lopez Puccio. 2nd of December at 11 am. (Keep in mind that tickets to the Colon theatre’s free concerts must be picked up at the theatre’s box office 24hs. Prior to the function.)

Free Concert: Colón  Theatre’s Children Choir. ISA Academic Orchestra.  9th of December at 11am. (Keep in mind that tickets to the Colon theatre’s free concerts must be picked up at the theatre’s box office 24hs. Prior to the function.)

Free Concert: Buenos Aires Instrumental Ensemble. Featuring pieces by Adolphe Blanc, Alberto Ginastera and Johannes Brahms. 16th of December at 11am. (Keep in mind that tickets to the Colon theatre’s free concerts must be picked up at the theatre’s box office 24hs. Prior to the function.)

Contemporary Tendencies: “La rosa…” (primera audición) by Martin Matalon, based on texts by Jorge Luis Borges. Dates to be confirmed.

Contemporary Tendencies: “Nadie me dijo que había venido a este mundo para olvidarme de aquello que alguna vez soñé” (No one told me I came to this world to forget what I once dreamt of).  Theatre by Fernando Rubio. 13th, 14th and 15th of December.

Tickets for all functions (except for free concerts) can be bought online through the theatre’s web page.

Colón Theatre Free Concert

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On Monday the 3rd of September at 8.30pm, the Colón Theatre will be opening its lavish doors to the public for a special concert featuring renowned Korean soprano Sumi Jo and the local tenor Dario Schmunk, directed by Arturo Diemecke. The event, which celebrates Argentina’s fifty-year anniversary of diplomatic relations with Korea, will include a broad spectrum of music pieces by Beethoven, Verdi, Tchaikovsky, Adam, Lehar, Offenbach and Ahn.

Tickets to the event will be available on Saturday from 10am at the Colón Theatre box office and a maximum of two tickets per person will be handed out until the theatre`s capacity is reached.  Cerrito 628, Downtown. 4378 7100.

This Week in Buenos Aires

Monday

(Photo by Juliano Campos)

Don’t miss the last days of The Tango Festival and World Championship! Check out the Piazzolla exhibit at the Centro de Exposiciones, and the concerts and shows! Find the full program here.

Tuesday

(Jean Tinguely. Photo by wccwang)

Stop by the Centro Cultural Borges where the new Jean Tinguely exhibit is being displayed! Viamonte and San Martín, downtown.

Later on, the stunning Colón Theatre will be staging a special production of Il Due Figaro. Tickets here.

Wednesday

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Take a free tour of Buenos Aires with Jonathan, an Englishman in love with the city. Tours start every day at 11am at the center of Plaza Italia by the Garibaldi Horse monument and cover the areas of Almagro, Congress and the Plaza de Mayo using local transport to get around. More information here.

In the evening check out Riverdance! The renowned Irish dance company will be presenting a special show at the Gran Rex Theatre. Tickets here.

Thursday

(Photo by Svetlana Zhukova)

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 afterwards.  Av.del Libertador 1902, Recoleta. 4801-8248.

 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.

Later on the stunning Colón Theatre will be staging a special production of Il Due Figaro. Tickets here.

Friday

(Photo by willposh)

Take a trip down the historical A-line Subway and travel through time whilst stopping to visit some of the city’s emblematic spots such as the Casa Rosada, Cafe Tortoni and Congreso.

Art lovers should definitely check out the monthly Gallery Night that will be taking place in the Recoleta and Barrio Norte areas from 7pm to 10pm.  More information here.

Saturday and Sunday

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Remember to make a reservation for Hernán Gipponi’s unique must-try brunch, served on Saturdays and Sundays! Soler 5862, Palermo Hollywood.  3220-800.  info@hgrestaurant.com.ar.

On Saturday there will be a live Alan Parson’s Project show at the Luna Park Stadium. Tickets here.  

 

Find a ten-day weather forecast here