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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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.

Buenos Aires Agenda: December/Diciembre 1-6 2015

Monday/Lunes

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The International Videoart Festival kicks off until Wednesday at the National Library and the Museo del Libro y de la Lengua in Recoleta. Find the full program here

In the afternoon, from 5.30pm to 7.30pm, you can stop by the Fierro Hotel garden and grab a couple of cocktails at the  UCO after office! 3220-6800. Soler 5862, Palermo.

You can also head to the Centro Cultural Konex where famous percussion group, La Bomba del Tiempo, will be carrying out their Monday show starting at 7pm. Sarmiento 3151, Almagro.

Arranca el Festival Internacional de Videoarte hasta el miércoles en la Biblioteca Nacional y en el Museo del Libro y de la Lengua en Recoleta. La programación completa se encuentra aquí.

A la tarde, desde las 17.30 hasta las 19.30hs., abre  el jardín de Fierro Hotel para ofrecer cócteles en el after-office de UCO Restaurante. 3220-6800. Soler 5862, Palermo.

También a la tarde, a partir de las 19hs., la famosa orquesta de percusión, La Bomba del Tiempo, se presenta, como todos los lunes, en el Centro Cultural Konex.Sarmiento 3151, Almagro.

Tuesday/Martes

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The Dorrego Flea Market in Colegiales is ideal for browsing antiques and trinkets, and also for picking out some original Christmas presents to take back home. Av. Alvarez Thomas and Dorrego, Colegiales.

In the evening, the warm weather is perfect for outdoor drinks at  a nice bar with a terrace.

El Mercado de Pulgas de Dorrego, en Colegiales, es el lugar ideal para mirar antigüedades y elegir regalos originales de Navidad. Av. Alvarez Thomas and Dorrego, Colegiales.

A la noche, el clima cálido es la excusa perfecta para tomar unos tragos al aire libre en algún bar con terraza.

Wednesday/Miércoles

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If the weather is nice, a day trip to Tigre is a must while you’re in Buenos Aires. You can try a water sport, stop by the Mercado de Frutos where you can purchase local goods, go on a rollercoaster ride, stop by the newly inaugurated China Town, and even place your bets at the local Casino. Explore on your own or try a tour!

Si el día está soleado, hacer una excursión al Tigre es una salida imperdible durante tu estadía en Buenos Aires. Se puede hacer deportes acuáticos, pasar por el Mercado de Frutos para comprar artesanías, subir a una montaña rusa, conocer el nuevo Barrio Chino de Tigre, e incluso probar suerte en el Casino. Explora por tu cuenta o súmate a un Tour.

Thursday/Jueves

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Check out the new MALBA exhibit of Belgian artist Francis Alÿs’s poetic-political artwork. Av. Figueroa Alcorta 3415, Palermo. 

The Buenos Aires Sonar festival is taking place in Vicente López next to the river. Check out the line up here and buy tickets here.

El MALBA tiene en exhibición una muestra de la obra político-poética del artista belga Francis Alÿs. Av. Figueroa Alcorta 3415, Palermo.

El Sonar de Buenos Aires se lleva a cabo en Vicente López al lado del río. La programación se puede encontrar aquí, y las entradas se pueden comprar aquí.

Friday/Viernes

The Colón Theatre inaugurates their opera production of Richard Wagner’s Parsifal. Functions will also take place on the 6th/9th and 11th of December. Tickets here

Buena Vista Social Club is also staging a live show at the Luna Park Stadium. Tickets here. 

El Teatro Colón estrena una producción de la opera Parsifal de Richard Wagner. El 6, 9 y 11 de diciembre, también hay funciones. Entradas aquí.

También se presenta Buena Vista Social Club en el Estadio Luna Park. Entradas aquí.

Saturday and Sunday/Sábado y Domingo

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Book your place at UCO´s delicious weekend brunch, with a great Irish version as well! 3220-6800Soler 5862, Palermo.

On Saturday evening at 8.30pm, the Museo Larreta in Belgrano is staging a stunning Lorca inspired Flamenco show. Juramento 2291, Belgrano.

On Saturday, the Colón Theatre is presenting a unique screening of Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: Space Odyssey with live music by the Buenos Aires Philharmonic Orchestra. Tickets here.

Hacé tu reserva para degustar el delicioso brunch de UCO restaurante que  ofrece también una variante de desayuno irlandés. 3220-6800. Soler 5862, Palermo.

El sábado a la noche a las 20.30hs., el Museo Larreta en Belgrano presenta un espectáculo impactante de flamenco inspirado en la obra de Federico García Lorca. Juramento 2291, Belgrano. 

El sábado, el Teatro Colón presenta una función especial de 2001: Odisea del Espacio, de Stanley Kubrick, con música en vivo de la Orquesta Filarmónica de Buenos Aires. Entradas aquí.

This Week: 15th-21st December

Monday

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The MALBA is showing a new exhibit featuring famous Argentine artist Antonio Berni’s work. Figueroa Alcorta 3415, Palermo.

Later on, stop by Centro Cultural Konex where the famous percussion group, La Bomba del Tiempo, will be carrying out their Monday show starting at 7pm. Sarmiento 3151, Almagro.

Tuesday

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Chinese artist Cai Guo-Quiang is showcasing his first exhibit in Argentina at Fundación PROA. His work includes installations and portraits and landscapes (in this case of the Misiones and Salta provinces) made with gunpowder. Av. Pedro de Mendoza 1929, La Boca.

In the evening, the Colón Theatre inaugurates its ballet production of Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker with functions on the 16th, 17th, 18th, 19th, 20th, 21st, 23rd, 26th and 27th of December. Tickets here.

Wednesday

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The Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes (MNBA) kicks off a new photography exhibit on the topic of Latin America. The museum is also showcasing a collection of erotic art, and an exhibit dedicated to El Greco. Av. Del Libertador 1473, Recoleta. 

In the evening, head to the Centro Cultural Recoleta to catch the stunning Fuerza Bruta show. Tickets here.

Thursday

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The Isaac Fernandez Blanco museum in the Retiro neighborhood is showcasing a collection of antique dolls and toys. Hipólito Yrigoyen 1420, Downtown.

Afterwards, stop by La Catedral for a tango lesson. Sarmiento 4006, Almagro.

Friday

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Explore the 3 de Febrero parks in Palermo and later, at 5pm, catch the tango show at the Planetarium. Av. Sarmiento and Belisario Roldán, Palermo. 

Starting at 9pm, a Piazzolla tribute led by Escalandrum, the band Piazzolla’s grandson plays in, will take place at Boris Club de Jazz . Gorriti 5568, Palermo.

Saturday and Sunday

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

On Saturday, celebrate the last day of Spring at the Holi Festival of Colors starting at 3pm in Palermo. Tickets here.

Christmas Eve Parties in Buenos Aires

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Christmas Eve is a big celebration in Argentina. Big family dinners, presents and fireworks are all part of the festivity, and afterwards its time for fun with friends at the great Christmas Eve parties around the city. Because this year Christmas Eve is on a Monday more places will be closed than usual, those open are listed below:

Club Severino: Navidad Terror. Starting at 1am, Club Severino, a Monday night nightclub will be celebrating Christmas with great DJs, surprises and more. Since they only celebrate once every seven years when Christmas falls on a Monday, its bound to be a night to remember. Hipólito Yrigoyen 851, Downtown.

Pacha Buenos Aires: This legendary nightclub will be holding their annual Christmas bash with their trademark electronic beats, at the hand this time of German DJ Tocadisco. Tickets available here.

Magic Christmas at Niceto Club: The Palermo centered club is always a great go-to place when looking to party and Christmas is no exception. Tickets here.

Christmas Husset: It bar Unicorn Husset will be brining in one of the most fun crowds for drinking and mischief starting at 1.30 a.m. Honduras 5730, Palermo.

Franks Bar: This popular Palermo speakeasy requires that you figure out their clues which they post on their Facebook page daily. For Christmas they will be serving festive cocktails after midnight. Arévalo 1445, Palermo.

878: Hidden in Villa Crespo, this bar is often recommended for its variety of wines and whisky’s and for its top quality drinks. Stop by after midnight and toast the night away. Thames 878, Villa Crespo

 

After party:

If on the 25th of December you’re still feeling like wine and bubbly then stop by the Gran Danzon’s after Christmas party that kicks off at 8 with a DJ, live music, great food  and a fabulous selection of wines and other drinks. Libertad 1161, downtown. 

On The Argentine Christmas Table: Vitel Thoné

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The Argentine Christmas menu is varied, sometimes it includes asado and others a broad selection of cold dishes such as chicken, stuffed tomatoes, deviled eggs, piononos, palm hearts, salads and more.  Most often it is a combination of the two. What is almost never missing is a Piedmontese dish called Vitel Thoné, which consists of cold sliced meat coated by a sauce of egg, tuna, capers, olive oil, cream and anchovies. Below we share the recipe in case you want to bring it to your own Christmas table:

Ingredients:

–  1-11/2 Kg of round stake/silverside

–  Onion, carrot, bay leaf, and garlic for the broth

–  8 hard-boiled eggs

–  1 cup of olive oil

–  10-12 anchovies

–  2 cans of tuna fish (in brine or oil)

–  1 cup of cream or 1 cup of mayonnaise

–  2 teaspoons of  dijon mustard

–  2 teaspoons of capers

–  Salt and pepper to taste.

Instructions:

– Clean the steak from fat or covering membrane.

– Place steak with salt and vegetables for broth in a large pot of water and boil for approximately an hour or an hour and a half (until it is tender).

– Let cool in the broth.

– Slice into thin pieces.

– In a blender combine the yolks of the 8 hard-boiled eggs, the tuna and the olive oil until a paste is formed.

– Add approximately one cup of broth.

– Add anchovies, mustard, salt and a generous amount of pepper.

– Add the cream/mayonnaise.

– If the sauce is too thick then add a bit more broth.

– Layer the steak slices in a deep dish and cover each layer with the sauce. Sprinkle the capers on top.

– Refrigerate for a few hours to enhance the flavor.

This Week in Buenos Aires

Monday

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The MALBA is featuring a new exhibit on celebrated contemporary British artist, Tracy Emin. Not to be missed. Avenida Figueroa Alcorta 3415, Recoleta.  

In the evening head to the Teatro Gran Rex where the Chinese ballet company Shen Yun will represent 5000 years of Chinese history through dance. Tickets here.

Tuesday

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The Museo Sivori, behind the beautiful Rosedal in Palermo, is displaying Contraluz, a new exhibit by renowned artist Juan Gatti. Av. Infanta Isabel 555, Palermo.

Later on don’t miss the second half of the exhibit, a special projection that will take place at the Planetarium starting at 8.30pm. Av. Sarmiento and Belisario Roldán.

Wednesday

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Check out the new fileteado porteño exhibit that was recently incorporated to the  Museo de la Ciudad, which showcases all kinds of different aspects of Buenos Aires including city doors, toys, musical instruments, advertisements and more. Defensa 219, San Telmo. 4331-9855

Later on stop by La Catedral in Almagro where you can take a tango lesson staring at 7.30 pm or 9pm. Sarmiento 4006, Almagro.

Thursday

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If you still haven’t finished your Christmas shopping, head to the quirky Mercado de Pulgas in Palermo, which is a great place to visit and to shop for unique objects and trinkets for your loved ones.

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 160 pesos per person and are limited to 8. Soler 5862, Palermo. 3220-6800.

Friday

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Take advantage of the sunshine and book your place for a Foto Ruta Academia tour where you can get to know the city through the lens while benefiting from professional photography tips! More information here.

In the evening stop by Fierro´s Thank Fierro its Friday Happy Hour to celebrate the Summer solstice from 6pm to 8.30 pm and then head to one of the city’s top bars such as Isabel, Frank’s Bar, Unicorn Husset or 878! Soler 5862, Palermo. 3220-6800.

The Colón Theatre will be staging their last ballet of the year, a production of Onieguin by Tchaikovsky. 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.

On Saturday evening, starting at 9pm, renowned ballet dancer Eleonora Cassano will dance for the last time at a free event at the Obelisco. She will be staging The Nutcracker. 9 de Julio and Av. Corrientes, San Nicolás.

Both on Saturday and Sunday the Colón Theatre will be staging their last ballet of the year, a production of Onieguin by Tchaikovsky. 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).

A ten-day weather forecast is available here.

Almagro Tango Festival 2012

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Throughout the week, until the 2nd of December, Almagro, one of the city’s most renowned tango neighborhoods will be hosting their 2012 tango festival. The event will include, tango lessons, live concerts, and more. Find the schedule for upcoming tango events below:

Thursday

7pm- Tango lessons by Soledad Fernández and Eugenia Della Latta at Almagro Tango Club, Medrano 688, Almagro.

9.30 pm- Live tango music by Duo Greco- Liberati with guests Guillermo Fernández and the Orquesta Típica Almagro, and Osvaldo Peredo.  Almagro Tango Club, Medrano 688, Almagro.

Midnight- Live tango music by Pablo Motta Quintet at Sanata Bar, Sarmiento 3501, Almagro.

Friday

9.30pm- Live tango music by Dúo Daniel Binelli – Polly Ferman and Quasimodo Trío at Almagro Tango Club, Medrano 688, Almagro.

Midnight- Live tango music by Julián Quinteto and Quinteto Tanguísimo at Sanata Bar, Sarmiento 3501, Almagro.

Saturday

9pm- Elvino Vardano String Orchestra and Juan Pablo Navarro featuring “Fantasía Contrapiazzolisimo” and Quinteto Viceversa featuring  “Tangos nocturnos”.  Special guest: Julio Pane. Almagro Tango Club, Medrano 688, Almagro.

11pm-  Negro Falótico and Anibal Corniglio´s quintet at Almagro Tango Club, Medrano 688, Almagro.

Midnight- . Amores Tangos at Sanata Bar, Sarmiento 3501, Almagro.

Sunday

Closing ceremony featuring free tango lessons from 3pm and live music by Violentango/Rock de Nylon, Orquesta Típica Ariel Ardit, Orquesta Típica Conciertos Atorrantes and singers Cucuza Castiello, Guillermo Fernández, Alicia Vignola, Osvaldo Peredo, Negro Falotico and Limón García at Plaza Almagro Sarmiento 3800, Almagro.

There will also be seminars and master classes for accordion players, tango dancers and more. More information here.

Whilst in the area don’t miss these great Almagro hotspots!