This Week in Buenos Aires

Monday

(Courtesy of arteBA Fundación)

The city’s most important art fair, ArteBA, which will be open until Tuesday, is 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 the renowned Cuban orchestra Buena Vista Social Club will be presenting a live show next to Omara Portuondo at the Teatro Colegiales. Tickets here. Av. Federico Lacroze 3455, Colegiales.

Tuesday

(Photo by this is emily)

Book your place at the stunning Duhau Palace Restaurante and Vinoteca for the special Salta Cuisine menu paired with Colome wines that will be specially prepared throughout the week. Lunch: 300 pesos, Dinner: 400 pesos. Reservations at 5171 1340.

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 ::d::)

Throughout the week the Buenos Aires artisan pastry week will be celebrated around the city in cafes and cake houses. Check out the special offers and discounts and go on an indulgent quest to find the best medialunas in town!

In the evening the Tango Championship semifinals will be held at 11.30pm in La Viruta. Armenia 1366, Palermo.

Thursday

(Photo by irargerich)

Stop by the Buenos Aires Planetarium to experience the immersive show “Journey to the Stars” which traces stars through time. The experience was created in collaboration with the NASA, the American Museum on Natural Science in New York and a group of renowned scientists. Tue-Fri 1pm, 4pm, 5pm. Sat-Sun 2pm, 3pm. 4pm, 5pm, 6pm and 7pm. Av. Sarmiento and Belisario Roldan, 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.

Later on explore the city’s art galleries and museums with the rest of the crowd on the monthly Gallery Nights.

Friday

Friday is a national holiday as the May revolution is celebrated. Festivities will take place at Plaza San Martin starting 10am. Details will be updated on Thursday.

In the evening stop by La Peña del Colorado for some live guitar folklore and tango music by the talented trio Gorosito/Cataldi/de la Vega starting at 10pm.

Saturday and Sunday

(Photo by Peter Forret)

Throughout the long weekend the Japanese Gardens will be celebrating different culinary customs of the Japanese culture. Av. Figueroa Alcorta and Casares, Palermo.

On Saturday don’t miss  the City Tango Dance Finals, which will be held in the afternoon at La Usina de las Ideas. Tickets must be picked up on Friday at Casa de la Cultura ( Av. De Mayo 575) from midday to 5pm.

On Saturday at 8.30pm Chinese pianist Lang Lang presents Johann Sebastian Bach’s: Partita No.1 in E-flat major,  Franz Schubert’s Sonata in B-flat major, D. 960 and Frederic Chopin’s twelve studios, Op. 25. at the Colón Theatre.

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.

This Week in Buenos Aires

Monday

(By Bichuas)

Head to the National Theatre Museum where you can catch a glimpse of the city’s dramatic history. Costumes, props and manuscripts are amongst the objects exhibited. Whilst in the area, stop by traditional bar El Banderin for a warm submarino (Hot milk with a melted chocolate bar).

In the evening head to Gibraltar in San Telmo for some hearty curries and draught beer.

National Theatre Museum

Córdoba 1199

4815-8812

El Banderin

Guardia Vieja 3601, Almagro

4862-7757

Gibraltar

Peru 895, San Telmo

4362-5310

Tuesday

(San Martin by Santiagonostalgico)

Explore the local history at the Casa del Bicentenario where the temporary exhibit on Argentine economics is being displayed until the end of the week.  Whilst in the area check out some books and stop for coffee at the stunning Ateneo Grand Splendid.

In the evening head to chic Le Bar for cocktails and live music starting at 10pm.

Casa del Bicentenario 

Riobamba 985

4813.0301

Ateneo Gran Splendid

Av. Santa Fe 1860

4813.6052

Le Bar

Tucuman 422

5219-0858

Wednesday

(Cafe San Juan by canadianAEh)

Check out Fronteras en Mutacion (Of Bridges and Borders), an interesting interdisciplinary exhibit which shows sculptures, video art, drawing and other expressions of 13 international artists. Stop by Cafe San Juan for a great typical lunch in the area.

Later on  head to the Centro Cultural 25 de Mayo for the Multimilonga tango event being held at 8.30pm.

Fronteras en Mutación CCEBA

Balcarce 1150, San Telmo

4312-3214

Cafe San Juan

Av. San Juan 450, San Telmo

4300-1112

Multimilonga- Centro Cultural 25 de Mayo

Triunvirato 4440, Villa Urquiza

4524-7997

Thursday

(Palermo Parks by Danilo Trombela)

Walk through the lush Palermo parks and stop by the Sivory art museum to see the exhibits being displayed.

Ballet lovers will get a chance to see Tchaikovsky’s Sleeping Beauty at the at 8.30 pm in the Colon Theatre which is flaunting a new curtain.

Sivory Art Museum

Av. Infanta Isabel 555, Palermo

4774-9452

Teatro Colon

Cerrito 628

4378-7100

Friday

(Cafe Tortoni by willposh)

Visit the Feria de las Artes  at the Plazoleta San Francisco on the corner of Alsina and Defensa.  Whilst you’re in the area don’t forget to stop by the Cafe Tortoni for coffee and medialunas (croissants).

For an upbeat party at the early dawn head to Crobar in Palermo.

Cafe Tortoni

Av. de Mayo 825/29

4342-4328

Crobar

Marcelo Freire. Paseo de la Infanta, Palermo.

4778 1500

Saturday and Sunday

(La Boca by Paula Soler-Moya)

Anime and Manga at the Japanese gardens. Av. Figueroa Alcorta and Av. Caseres, Palermo.

Brunch at POPA art gallery on Saturdays from 2pm-8pm. Lamadrid 882. La Boca

Tiempos que Corren is an original performance by circus actors that interact with three hangers full of clothes and space.  On Sunday 8pm. At   Galpon Las Catalinas. Benito Perez Galdós 93, La Boca. 4307-1097.

This Week in Buenos Aires

Monday

(MALBA by lili.chin)

Start the week by visiting the new exhibit on contemporary Argentine Art at the Museum of Latin American Modern Art (MALBA) in Recoleta.

In the evening head to Club Serverino for their cool beats night party where you can kick the week off with a party, Buenos Aires style. (Take cabs for safety.)

 

MALBA

Avenida Figueroa Alcorta 3415, Recoleta

4808-6500

 

Club Severino

Hipolito Yrigoyen 851, San Nicolas

11pm. (Take a cab to and from here)

 

Tuesday

(Cafe de Los Angelitos by chinota)

 

The Isaac Fernandez Blanco Museum of Hispanic Art is exhibiting photographs of Brazil by Marc Ferrez. Both the museum and the exhibit are well worth the visit.

In the evening head to the beautiful traditional cafe Los Angelitos for dinner and a tango show. (Take cabs for safety).

 

Museo Isaac Fernandez Blanco

Suipacha 1422, Downtown

4327- 0228

Open Tue-Sun 2pm-7pm

 

Los Angelitos

Av. Rivadavia 2100, Abasto

4314-1121

Wednesday

(Wine by dhammza)

 

If you don’t have time to go to Mendoza to check out the wineries and the wine, then we suggest a wine tour in Buenos Aires with Anuva.  Book your tour online here.

Afterwards head to Trastevere Trattoria, an art gallery/Italian restaurant which will be serving lemonade and teaching bread making from 6-8pm Later, stay for some pasta.

 

Trastevere Trattoria

Costa Rica 5595, Palermo

47709452

 

Thursday

(Templo Libertad by puroticorico)

 

Visit the Jewish museum next to the stunning Templo Libertad in the downtown area. The museum offers English and Spanish tours and shows the integration of Judaism into the Argentine society.

Later on head to the close by Colon Theatre to listen to their in-house orchestra at 8.30pm

 

Jewish Museum

Libertad 769, Downtown

4372-2474

 

Colon Theatre

Cerrito 628

4378 7100

 

Friday

 

(Buenos Aires bakery by xiaozhuli)

 

Take a day trip to the local bakery, butcher shop and market where Tersita will show you all the traditional foods and ingredients. Afterwards go back to her home and learnt to make empanadas before having a delicious gourmet 4 course meal with wine pairings! More on Teresitas culinary tour here.

In the evening the Fuerza Bruta group are staging a stunning visual acrobatic show at the Luna Park.

 

Fuerza Bruta at Luna Park

Av. Madero 420, downtown.

5279-5279

 

Saturday and Sunday

 

Have a very late Saturday brunch at POPA.  La Madrid 822, La Boca, from 2-8pm

Festival Cuidad Emergente, displaying emerging art and cultural expressions of the city will be on from the 16th-20th of June at the Centro Cultural Recoleta.  Junin 1930, Recoleta.

This Week in Buenos Aires

After last weeks concert madness, the pace appears to have settled down for this one, but look closer and you’ll see that appearances can be deceiving! The BAFICI film festival is still on, displaying some of the worlds best independent films, and other cultural and musical events are likely to keep you on the go!

Monday

Visit la Casa de Liniers, one of the oldest homesteads of the city dating back to the 1700s that once belonged to Santiago de Liniers, one of the last Viceroys of the country.

In the evening head over to La Cigale for drinks and live music at their Monday night classic “Los Lunes estan de moda.”  Also a great chance to see  “animalario,” an exhibition of collages and photomontage showing humanized animals and animalized humans, also at La Cigale.

Casa de Liniers

Venezuela 469, Monserrat

Opening hours: Mon-Fri 12-6PM

La Cigale-

25 de Mayo 597

4312-8275

Tuesday

The Fundacion Proa in the Boca area is one the city’s contemporary art epicenters and is now hosting an exhibit on Louise Bourgeois that is not to be missed. The French artists works, including sculptures and objects intimately related to psychoanalyses, are being displayed until June.

In the evening piano virtuoso Keith Jarret graces us with his presence at the Teatro Colon.

Fundacion Proa

Av. Pedro de Mendoza 1929, La Boca

Tel. [54-11] 4104-1000

www.proa.org

info@proa.org

Keith Jarret

Teatro Colon

Cerrito 628

+5411 4378 7100

www.teatrocolon.org.ar

info@teatrocolon.org.ar

Wednesday

The Centro Cultural Recoleta is hosting a quirky sculpture installation made of animal fur and other recycled materials that were donated and turned back into animals.

In the evening the Swedish rock band Embassy present The Sounds at Niceto Club.

R.I.P Rip Hurrah

Centro Cultural Recoleta

Junín 1930, Recoleta

4803 1040 – 4803 9799 

www.centroculturalrecoleta.org

Niceto Club

Niceto Vega y Humboldt ,

Capital Federal

4779-9396

www.nicetoclub.com

Thursday

A trip to the zoo could be just the thing to do this week, and not just to see the animals, but also to appreciate the natural and architectural beauty of this national historical monument built in 1888.

In the evening head to Club Cultural Matienzo for some of Go-Neko’s spacial rock at 10pm.

Zoologico de Buenos Aires

Av. Sarmiento and Av. Las Heras

4011-9900

http://www.zoobuenosaires.com.ar/

Opening hours: Tue-Sun 10am-6pm

Club Cultural Matienzo

Tte.B Matienzo 2424, Palermo.

http://clubculturalmatienzo.blogspot.com/

Friday

Take a guided tour of the San Martin theatre to get a behind the scenes feel of a theatre production. Tours in English are available from Tuesdays to Fridays at 12noon.

Later on in the evening check out Arde, an experimental production combining theatre and dance being staged at Entretelones at 10pm.

Afterwards head over to El Emergente for some live funk music and laughs. El Emergente is also a great option if you’re looking for a place to go to after catching a film at the Abasto screenings of the BAFICI film festival.

Teatro San Martin

Av. Corrientes 1530

4371-0111/18

http://www.teatrosanmartin.com.ar

Entretelones

Enrique Martinez 1427

Capital Federal – Buenos Aires – Argentina

Telephones: 4554-0087

http://www.entretelonesteatro.com.ar

El Emergente

Gallo 333, Abasto

elemergenteclub@hotmail.com

http://elemergentebar.blogspot.com/

Saturday

The Villa O Campo in the Neighborhood of San Isidro in the outskirts of Buenos Aires brought together intellectuals and renowned authors of twentieth century. Tours of the home and gardens are offered from Thursday to Sundays where you an also sit down for tea and scones in the afternoon.

In the evening Spanish guitarist Diego Garcia is playing at Boris Club.

Villa Ocampo

Tel (54-11) 4732-4988

Elortondo 1811 – B1643CSG

Beccar – Partido de San Isidro

Provincia de Buenos Aires

www.villaocampo.org

How to get there-

By train- From Retiro on the Train that goes to TIGRE. Get off at the Beccar station and either take a cab or walk 7 blocks until Puente Uriburu and then turn to the right at El Ortondo.

By car-Drive straight down Av.Libertador up to the 17,400 where Puente Uriburu is and turn right, one block,  then right again at El Ortondo.

Boris Club

info@borisclub.com.ar

+54 (011) 4777-0012

Gorriti 5568, Palermo Hollywood, Capital Federal, Buenos Aires

Sunday

For a great Sunday Brunch head to Recoleta’s Sirop Folie, a hidden French restaurant which serves a five course brunch every Saturday and Sunday from 11am to 5 pm. The food is delicious and the place, with its antique mirrors, old pictures chandeliers and French background music is lovely to sit in.

In the evening Argentine jazz king Walter Malosetti is playing at Notorious.

Sirop Follie

Vicente Lopez 1661, Local 12, Recoleta.

4813-5900

sirop@siroprestaurant.com

Notorious

Av. Callao 966, Palermo

disqueria@notorious.com.ar

4813-6888