Buenos Aires Agenda: January/Enero 2016

Monday/Lunes

drum

(Photo by J-Bones)

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

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  happy hour! 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.

El MALBA está exhibiendo una muestra del trabajo político-poético del artista belga Francis Alÿs. Av. Figueroa Alcorta 3415, Palermo.

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

También a la tarde, a partir de las 19hs., se presenta la orquesta de percusión La Bomba del Tiempo en el Centro Cultural KonexSarmiento 3151, Almagro.

Tuesday/Martes

jardin botanico

(Photo by José María Pérez Nuñez)

The Botanical Gardens in Palermo are so shady and filled with character that they are well worth visiting with a camera, a book or a drawing pad on these hot summer days.

BAMA Cine Arte is screening The Hateful Eight, Tarantino’s latest film. Diagonal Norte 1150, downtown.

Por su sombra fresca y particular identidad, El Jardín Botánico en Palermo es el lugar ideal para pasear con la cámara, un libro o un bloc de dibujo.

Durante enero, el cineclub BAMA Cine Arte proyecta Los ocho más odiados, la última película de Quentin Tarantino. Diagonal Norte 1150, downtown.

Wednesday/ Miércoles

asad

(Photo by Dani Vázquez)

Try a Parrilla Tour and taste all the typical local cuts, book your place for a Foto Ruta tour to get to know the city through your camera lens, or explore on an Off the Beaten Path Tour with Elisa and see where it takes you!

In the evening, Wiz Kalifa will be staging a live show at the Luna Park Stadium. Tickets here.

Probá los cortes de carne típicos de la Argentina con Parrilla Tour, reservá con Foto Ruta para conocer la ciudad a través del lente de una cámara, o explorá los recovecos menos conocidos de la ciudad con Elisa en uno de sus Off the Beaten Path tours.

A la noche, Wiz Kalifa se presenta en vivo en el Estadio Luna Park. Entradas aquí.

Thursday/ Jueves

costanera

(Photo by V.T. Polywoda)

The warm summer weather is ideal for a laid back two hour bike tour which you can take from the Planetarium.Av. Sarmiento and Belisario Roldán, Palermo. 

At 9.30pm, stop by Boris Club de Jazz to listen to Diego Frenkel’s new work titled Ritmo. Tickets here. 

El clima cálido de verano es ideal para hacer un tour relajado en bicicleta partiendo del Planetario. Av. Sarmiento and Belisario Roldán, Palermo.

A las 21.30hs. se presenta Diego Frenkel en Boris Club de Jazz para presentar su nuevo trabajo titulado Ritmo. Entradasaquí.

Friday/ Viernes

tigreverde

(Photo by Tigre Municipio)

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! 

In the evening, some outdoor drinks at  a nice bar with a terrace, or at Fierro’s outdoor garden!

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.

A la noche, unos tragos al aire libre en algún bar con terraza o en el jardín de Fierro Hotel.

Saturday and Sunday/ Sábado y Domingo

año nuevo chino

(Photo by IQRemix)

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

Chinese New Year celebrations will be taking place throughout the whole weekend at the Plaza Parques Nacionales on Figueroa Alcorta avenue, between Sucre and Echeverría in Belgrano.

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

El Año Nuevo chino se festeja todo el fin de semana en la Plaza Parque Nacionales que queda sobre la Avenida Figueroa Alcorta, entre Sucre y Echeverría, en Belgrano.

Buenos Aires Carnival 2013

(Photo by Gobierno de la Ciudad de Buenos Aires)

Carnival is celebrated throughout many South American cities and towns during the month of February and with it come the sound of drums to the Buenos Aires streets. For 2013, in Argentina, Carnival weekend officially takes place from the 9th-12th of February and the 11th and 12th are national holidays.

In Buenos Aires different neighborhood murgas come out to parade the streets with drums and colorful costumes, meanwhile events are also being planned at the Parque Centenario. Below is a list of some of the parades and activities to look out for.

Murgas/Parades

Parades will take place on Saturdays 11th and 18th from 7pm to 2 am as well as throughout carnival weekend from 7pm to midnight.  Some of the centric locations near the hotel where there will be drumming and dancing are:

Almagro: Av. Corrientes between Av. Medrano and Bulnes

Colegiales: Av. Federico Lacroze between Gral. Ramón Freire and Martínez

Colegiales 2: Benjamín Matienzo between Conesa and Gral. Ramón Freire

Colegiales 3: Av. Federico Lacroze between Gral. Ramón Freire and Conesa

Palermo: Darwin between Honduras and Gorriti

San Telmo: Av. San Juan between Tacuarí and Perú

Villa Crespo: Av. Scalabrini Ortiz between Av. Corrientes and Velasco

Other Festivities

At the Anfiteatro Eva Perón in Parque Centenario, the city government is organizing live Carnival related shows on Fridays throughout February.

At the Centro Cultural Rojas there will be thematic film screenings about carnival from the 18th to the 22nd of February at 7pm and a live Carnival show on the 22nd of February at 9pm by Los Linyeras de la República Popular de la Boca.

Buenos Aires Nightlife on Carnival Weekend

(Photo by olmo calvo)

Friday 17th

Throughout Carnival weekend a series of street parades called murgas, a carnival tradition including rhythmic drums and costumes, will be celebrating around town starting 7pm. In Palermo they will be setting up at Darwin between Honduras and Gorriti and in San Telmo they will be at San Juan and Tacuarí. A map with other murga locations is available here.

Sandino Bar will be hosting a Back to the 80´s party starting at 11.30pm. Bolivar 624, San Telmo.

Babel Orkesta- This original group merges sounds from different cultures and forms a lively identity of its own. Their colorful and playful aesthetic is perfect to start getting into the Carnival mood. Ciudad Cultural Konex- Sarmiento 3131, Abasto- 4864-3200 – 12.30pm

Saturday 18th

La Boca Milonga at Vuelta de Rocha- starting at 6pm a special milonga featuring Adriana Varela, Max Van de Voorde and Solange Acosta will be held at the Vuelta de Rocha in La Boca.

Babel Orkesta– This original group merges sounds from different cultures and forms a lively identity of its own. Their colorful and playful aesthetic is perfect to start getting into the Carnival mood. Ciudad Cultural Konex- Sarmiento 3131, Abasto- 4864-3200 – 12.30pm

Throughout Carnival weekend a series of street parades called murgas, a carnival tradition including rhythmic drums and costumes, will be celebrating around town starting 7pm. In Palermo they will be setting up at Darwin between Honduras and Gorriti and in San Telmo they will be at San Juan and Tacuarí. A map with other murga locations is available here.

Sunday 19th

La Bomba del Tiempo- This percussion orchestra has gained quite a reputation for their upbeat shows full of rhythm. They will be staging a show at 7pm in the Anfiteatro Parque de la Costa, Tigre.

Fiesta Bubamara- These parties have become famous in Buenos Aires. Balkan music and lots of upbeat dancing are on the carnival weekend menu starting at midnight! Groove, Av. Sta Fe 4389, Palermo.

 Grito de Carnival en Buenos Aires- Those looking for serious Brazilian dancing are sure to find what they’re looking for at the Carnival party that will be held in Sala Siranush starting 11pm. Armenia 1353, Palermo. 4775-2678.

Throughout Carnival weekend a series of street parades called murgas, a carnival tradition including rhythmic drums and costumes, will be celebrating around town starting 7pm. In Palermo they will be setting up at Darwin between Honduras and Gorriti and in San Telmo they will be at San Juan and Tacuarí. A map with other murga locations is available here.

Monday 20th

La Bomba del Tiempo- This percussion orchestra has gained quite a reputation for their upbeat shows full of rhythm. They will be playing at Ciudad Cultural Konex 7pm and then continuing the party late into the night. . Ciudad Cultural Konex- Sarmiento 3131, Abasto- 4864-3200.

Throughout Carnival weekend a series of street parades called murgas, a carnival tradition including rhythmic drums and costumes, will be celebrating around town starting 7pm. In Palermo they will be setting up at Darwin between Honduras and Gorriti and in San Telmo they will be at San Juan and Tacuarí. A map with other murga locations is available here.

Fiesta Clandestina Especial Carnaval- This carnival foam party will guarantee a whole lot of fun with available costumes and surprise live acts. The party starts at 11pm at Groove. Av. Santa Fe 4389, Palermo.

Fiesta de Carnaval Mistico– Carnival festivities will also be taking center stage at Niceto Club starting at 11.45pm. Humboldt 1356 – Palermo.

Tuesday

Throughout Carnival weekend a series of street parades called murgas, a carnival tradition including rhythmic drums and costumes, will be celebrating around town starting 7pm. In Palermo they will be setting up at Darwin between Honduras and Gorriti and in San Telmo they will be at San Juan and Tacuarí. A map with other murga locations is available here.

Dancing The Malambo

(image by guerretto)

When people think of Argentina and traditional dancing, the first thing that comes to mind is probably Tango; however, over the vast country many different folkloric dances are practiced, the Malambo being one of the most stunning.

This typical dance which originated in the Pampean region is carried out by men who display their ability through their footwork and their skill with knives and boleadoras (a kind of sling used by the Patagonia natives and gauchos). The rhythmic music is usually played with a type of drum called Bombo Leguero and a guitar, although instruments vary depending on the area of the country.

Malambo shows in Buenos Aires are sometimes put on at the Feria de Mataderos ,  at tango venues and at estancias such as Estancia Santa Susana.