This Week: 29th Sept- 5th Oct 2014

The city gets ready for an artful few days with new exhibitions and festivals coming up on this budding Spring week with music and clouds.

Find a ten day weather forecast here.

Monday

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Start off the week by visiting the MALBA where a great collection of artwork by Julio Le Parc is being exhibited until the 6th of October. Av Pres. Figueroa Alcorta 3415, Palermo.

Later on, stop by to celebrate the good weather at Centro Cultural Konex where La Bomba del Tiempo will be staging their weekly percussion show. Sarmiento 3151, Almagro.

For some great post dancing local style pizza, head to nearby Los Cocos and order a fugazetta, an onion and mozzarella specialty. Los Cocos- Córdoba, Av. 3303, Almagro

Tuesday

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Check out the Buenos Aires Stencil exhibition being held at Palermo based Hollywood in Cambodia that specializes in the work of local street artists. Thames 1885, first floor, Palermo.

In the evening stop by La Catedral for a tango lesson at 6, 7.30 or 9pm. Sarmiento 4006, Almagro.

Wednesday

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The contemporary dance festival kicks off until the 5th of October at different theaters around the city. Check out the full program here.

In the evening, catch some live music at Boris Club de Jazz where Christina Aguayo will be staging a live show at 9.30pm. Gorriti 5568, Palermo.

Thursday

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Take a private tour with Buenos Aires Histórico Tours. Their guides are historians and other humanities graduates from the Buenos Aires University and they will show you a unique side of the city! 4307-8539.buenosaireshistorico@yahoo.com.ar

In the evening at 8.30pm, the Colón Theatre kicks off its ballet production of Giselle staring Paloma Herrera. Tickets here. )

Friday

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The EGGO art fair kicks off until the 6th of October at the Centro Cultural Recoleta. Junín 1930, Recoleta.

Local folklore guru, Chango Spasiuk, will be staging a live show at the Teatro Coliseo starting at 9pm. Marcelo T. de Alvear 1125, downtown. Tickets here.

Saturday and Sunday

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

May in the City

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Festivals and Events

UMF: The renowned international electronic music festival will be taking place on Saturday the 5th of May. Justice will be playing live, as well as John Digweed amongst others. Tickets here.

Buenos Aires Polo Circo: The International Circus Festival will be held from the 3rd to the 14th of May. Find the full program here.

Buenos Aires Tango Championship: From the 10-26th of May the Buenos Aires Tango Championship will be held in all of the popular tango venues of the city. Find the full program here.

On the 25th of May, Argies also celebrate Independence Day making for a great excuse to try typical dishes such as locro and pastelitos.

Also, don’t forget to check out the Colón Theatre program and MALBA’s new exhibits.

Live Concerts

Duran Duran- The new wave British rock band will be presenting a live show at the Luna Park on the 4th and 5th of May. Tickets here.

Noel Gallagher- Oasis front man brings his new solo album “High Flying Birds” to Club GEBA on the 6th of May. Tickets here.

Crosby, Stills & Nash- The classic 70’s folk rock band will be staging a live show at the Luna Park on the 6th of May. Tickets here.

The Kooks: The popular British Indie band will be presenting their new record “Junk of the Heart” at the Luna Park on the 14th of May.  Tickets here.

Buena Vista Social Club- The sensational Cuban orchestra, made Famous by a Wim Wenders documentary on their music, will be playing at the Teatro Vorterix on the 21st of May. Tickets here.

Buenos Aires Shakespeare Festival

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Throughout the week, until Sunday the 19th, the city will be celebrating the famous English playwright at the 2nd annual Shakespeare festival. Free activities including calligraphy lessons, performances, workshops, and more will be held in different venues and theatres around the city. Additionally there will be a recreation of a medieval village in Buenos Aires Polo Circo (on Combate de los Pozos and Juan de Garay streets) where visitors will be able to enjoy Elizabethan designs, archery, dancing, cuisine, amongst other attractions. Information on activities and theatre productions during the Shakespeare Festival are available here.