Buenos Aires Agenda: December/Diciembre

Events/Eventos

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02-11 The Contemporary Dance Festival will be taking place throughout the city. Find the full program here.

El Festival de Danza Contemporánea se lleva a cabo en distintas localidades de la ciudad. La programación entera está disponible aquí.  

03/04 During the weekend of the 3rd and 4th, stop for a bite at one of the food trucks at the Food Fest BA that will take place in La Rural. Av. Sarmiento 2704, Palermo. 

Durante el fin de semana del 3 y el 4, se lleva a cabo el Food Fest BA en La Rural donde los food trucks darán a conocer las últimas tendencias gourmet de la ciudad. Av. Sarmiento 2704, Palermo.

06-11 The Feria Internacional de Artesanías (handcrafts fair) will be taking place at La Rural and could be a good place to buy unique Christmas gifts. Av. Sarmieto 2704, Palermo

La Feria Internacional de Artesanías se lleva a cabo en La Rural y podría ser un buen lugar para comprar regalos de navidad. Av. Sarmiento 2704, Palermo

06-13 The Colón Theatre will be staging a production of Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess. Get your tickets here!

El Teatro Colón presenta una producción de la ópera Porgy and Bess de George Gershwin. Entradas aquí

17-29 The Colón Theatre wraps up the year with a special production of the ballet Giselle. Tickets here.

Para cerrar el año, el Teatro Colón trae el ballet Giselle a su escenario. Entradas aquí.  

We will be posting Christmas and New Year updates closer to date. Find information about the holiday season in Buenos Aires here.

Publicaremos actualizaciones con respecto a las fiestas más cerca de la fecha. Puede encontrar más información con respecto a la celebración de Navidad y Año Nuevo aquí. 

Art/Arte

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Picasso- The Kitchen

03 –The last Gallery  Day event of the year will be taking place in the Palermo-Villa Crespo area from 6 to 8pm.

El último Gallery Day del año se lleva a cabo en el circuito Palermo- Villa Crespo de 18 a 20 hs. 

MALBA: The MALBA museum is featuring the works of Carlos Motta and Alicia Penalba and a new exhibit from the Fadel collection. Also, its permanent collection has a new postcolonial focus and is titled “Verboamérica” . Figueroa Alcorta 3415, Palermo. 

MALBA: El MALBA continúa exhibiendo la obra de Carlos Motta y Alicia Penalba una muestra de la colección Fadel. Además. Además, el museo propone un nuevo concepto curatorial con un enfoque poscolonial de su colección permanente bajo el título “Verboamérica” . Figueroa Alcorta 3415, Palermo. 

Fundación PROA: The art foundation in La Boca is showcasing an exhibit of Kazimir Malevich’s works until the 11th. Av. Pedro de Mendoza 1929, La Boca.

Fundación PROA: La fundación de arte en La Boca tiene en exhibición una retrospectiva de la obra del artista ruso Kazimir Malevich hasta el 11 de diciembre. Av. Pedro de Mendoza 1929, La Boca.

MNBA: The Buenos Aires fine arts museums will be celebrating its 120th birthday in December and will be staging special events, specially on the 12th. It is also showcasing the works of sculptor Norberto Gómez and of Ernesto de la Cárcova Av. Libertador 1473, Palermo.

MNBA: El Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes sus 120 años en diciembre, y habrán eventos especiales durante todo el mes a modo de festejo, en especial el lunes 12 de diciembre. Además tiene en exhibición la obra del escultor Norberto Gómez y de Ernesto de la Cárcova. Av. Libertador 1473, Palermo.

MAMBA:  The Modern Art Museum of Buenos Aires is showcasing a selection of drawings by Picasso, a collection of works by Antonio Berni, and a series of 3D audiovisual concerts.

MAMBA: El Museo de Arte Moderno de Buenos Aires está exhibiendo una colección de dibujos de Picasso, una colección de Antonio Berni y una serie de conciertos audiovisuales 3D.

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.

This Week: 22-28th September 2014

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 arrival of Spring 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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The 2014 photography festival ¨Festival de la Luz¨ will be taking place at different venues around the city. A full list of exhibitions is available here.

The last function of the opera Falstaff will be taking place at 8.30pm at the Colón Theatre. Tickets here.

Wednesday

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Head to the beautiful 3 de Febrero parks in Palermo where you can rent paddle boats and make the most of the sunny Spring weather.

Later on, at 5pm, stop by the nearby planetarium that will be screening an immersive Tango show with music by Astor Piazzolla. Av. Sarmiento and Belisario Roldán, Palermo.

Thursday

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Get a general overview of the city  on one of the “Pay What You Want” walking tours led by Jonathan, an Englishman in love with BA! More information here.

The Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes is hosting a new Thursday event that aims at creating an alternative experience of art. Head to the Recoleta area and stop by for the Bellos Jueves show at 7.30pm that will feature local bands Coiffeur and Paloma del Cerro amidst a beautiful art collection. Avenida Del Libertador 1473, Recoleta.

Friday

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

In the evening, Franz Ferdinand will be staging a live show in Estadio Malvinas Argentinas. Buy your tickets here.

Another option, in Abasto, is to catch the 7pm show by the Teatro Ciego (blind theatre) which will be playing Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon in absolute darkness. Zelaya 3006, Abasto.

Saturday and Sunday

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During the weekend, a Spanish dance festival will be taking place with flamenco shows and classes in different venues around the city. Check out the program here.

On both Saturday and Sunday, Joe Satriani will be staging live shows at the Gran Rex Theatre.

Palermo Loves Hollywood: Live Music Venues

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Buenos Aires is a city of artists and musicians, so catching quality live shows, both on a local and international level is pretty easy on any week without having to look to hard. Palermo Hollywood has a couple of very worthwhile venues that are dedicated to inciting tapping feet.

Club Niceto is a classic BA nightlife option that offers live music shows by local and international artists, and also cutting-edge theme based parties. More information on their program here . Niceto Vega 5510, Palermo.

Boris Club de Jazz combines auteur cuisine with art and live jazz music, by both national and international acts. Find their program here. Gorriti 5568, Palermo.

Makena Cantina Club is a lively bar where local funk, rock and reggae bands often go to play in a relaxed atmosphere. More information here. Fitz Roy 1519, Palermo.

No Avestruz is a cultural center that offers live music shows, theatre performances, dance, and film screenings. Check out their program here.Humboldt 1857, Palermo.

March in Buenos Aires

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As the legal recess comes to an end and schools begin a new academic year, the city picks up its pace and prepares to receive Autumn and the Easter bunny in full swing.

Live music, art exhibits, and the Colón Theatre Season are all part of the upcoming cultural program.

Festivals and Events

Inauguration of the A line: The historical A subway line, which has been closed during the Summer for renovations, will be reopening this March. On your way to the Tortoni and Congress, look out for the gorgeous new murals at the Plaza de Mayo station by Triangulo Dorado  and other artistic interventions at the different stations and on the subways themselves.

Masa Crítica: 3rd of March. This monthly event gathers bicycle riders the first Sunday of each month at the Obelisco on Av. 9 de Julio with the purpose of touring the city thus promoting the use of bicycles as transport. If you would like to join you can rent a bike at Bici Naranja.

Nighttime tour of the Ecological Reserve- 9th of March. Discover the nightlife of the city’s ecological reserve under the light of the moon.  Sign up in advance for the tour on the 5th of March at 0800-444-5343.

CiuDanza:  14th-17th of March.  Parque Las Heras, Plaza San Martín and Parque Patricios will be the stages for this dance festival that merges dance with urban spaces. Find the full program here.

Colón Theatre 2013 Program: The stunning theatre kicks off their annual program of operas, ballets and concerts. Check out the full program here.

Easter Weekend: 28th-31st of March. With the Autumn chill comes the friendly Easter bunny full of comforting chocolate. Friday the 29th is a national holiday.

Live Music

Elton John- 2nd of March. The legendary singer/songwriter will be playing at Estadio Velez Sarsfield on Saturday. Get your tickets here.

Ian Anderson- 10th of March. Jethro Tull’s leading man will be playing live at the Gran Rex Theatre. Tickets here. 

Moon Park- 16th of March.  The second part of the Moon Park electronic festival, featuring Sasha and Hernán Cattaneo will be taking place at Centro Costa Salguero. Tickets here.

The Killers- 31st of March. The popular Vegas band will be staging a live show at GEBA. Tickets here.

Art Exhibits

MALBA

Adriana Varejao- 27 Mar- 30 Jun.

MAMBA

Ronald Shakespeare Retrospective- 21st March

MACBA

Geometry in Argentina- 9th of March

Juan José Cambré- 16th of March- 12th of May

MNAD

Lucio Boschi Photography- 15 Mar- 28 Apr.

This Week in Buenos Aires

Monday

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Don´t miss the exhibits of Argentine art at the MALBA featuring Matias Duville’s celebrated contemporary art, and a retrospective of Victor Grippo’s best work. Avenida Figueroa Alcorta 3415, Recoleta.

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 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

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Rain is forecasted for Tuesday so it is a great chance to get to know some of the city’s indoor landmarks. Find some great rainy day suggestions in Buenos Aires here.

In the evening don´t miss the opening of the international guitar festival that will take place from the 2nd to the 14th of October.  The opening show will feature typical music from Argentina and Peru and begins at 8pm at Avenida Independencia 2880, San Telmo.

Wednesday

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October is a great month to visit the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes (MNBA) due to their recent remodeling and temporary showcase of an El Greco painting. Avda. Libertador 1473, Recoleta.

The Colón Theatre is one of the most internationally renowned opera houses and during October it will be staging 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. Tickets here.

Thursday

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The Buenos Aires Contemporary Dance Festival kicks off and brings renowned international and local acts to the city scene until the 8th!

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.

Friday

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The Buenos Aires Culinary Week kicks off with many discounts and special events. From 4pm-6pm there will be an outdoor cooking class at the Barrancas de Belgrano parks.

In the evening Linkin Park will be playing at GEBA. Tickets 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. 3220-6800.  info@hgrestaurant.com.ar.

The International Buenos Aires Marathon will take place early on Saturday morning starting at 7.30pm from Av. Figueroa Alcorta and Monroe in Belgrano. More information here.

On Saturday evening Snow Patrol will stage a live show at Estadio Luna Park. Tickets here.

On Sunday head to the Feria de Mataderos to experience gaucho traditions, folklore music and typical foods. (Take a cab to avoid getting lost as it is on the outskirts of the city).

Find a ten-day weather forecast here.

Buenos Aires Spring 2012

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The spring months are some of the most popular for tourism in Argentina and for good reason. Not only are the flowers in bloom and the weather perfect, but also it is a time where there are many events including a lot of music festivals and more.

Festivals

Semana del Arte (Buenos Aires Art Week): 23rd-29th of September. The first week of Spring kicks off with an art filled agenda including three consecutive gallery nights, a drawing festival and more.

Festival Buenos Aires Danza Contemporanea: Throughout the 4th to the 8th of October the contemporary dance festival will take place promising for a week filled with inspiring moves!

Semana de la Gastronomía Porteña (Buenos Aires Culinary Week): Also during October, from the 5th to the 12th, is this food lovers event where open air cooking classes, special restaurant discounts and more will be offered.

Pepsi Music Festival: From the 18th-22nd of October the city will be receiving international artists including Garbage and a closing concert by Suede. The festival will also have a special opening concert on the 27th of September featuring The Wailers. Tickets for The Wailers here, for Suede here and for the rest of the festival here.

Maquinaria Festival: Marilyn Manson, The Prodigy, and Deftones are just a few of the names that will be participating in the Maquinaria Festival which will take place from the 8th-10th of November at Estadio Malvinas Argentinas. Tickets here.

Creamfields 2012: The most awaited electronic party of the year will take place on the 10th of November at the Autodromo de la Ciudad de Buenos Aires. This year’s lineup includes Richie Hawtin, Sven Vath, Infected Mushroom and Paul Van Dyk amongst others. Tickets here.

Buenos Aires Jazz: Spring and Jazz festivals go together like cafe con leche y medialunas, and from the 21st to the 26th of November both will be available around city cafes and stages!

International Artisans Fair: From the 4th to the 9th of December artisans from around the world will gather at La Rural where they will display their masterful crafts just in time for Christmas shopping.

 

International Live Acts

Linkin Park- 5th of October. GEBA. Tickets here.

Snow Patrol- 7th of October. Estadio Luna Park. Tickets here.

Robert Plant- 1st  and 2nd of November. Estadio Luna Park.  Tickets here.

Lady Gaga -16th of November. Estadio River Plate. Tickets here.

Slash and Black Laberl Society- 17th of November. Estadio Malvinas Argentinas. Tickets here.

Pulp- 21st of November. Estadio Luna Park. Tickets here.

Joss Stone- 22nd of November. Estadio Luna Park. Tickets not on sale yet.

Norah Jones- 8th of December. Estadio Luna Park. Tickets here.

Madonna- 13th of December. Estadio River Plate. Tickets here.