Buenos Aires Agenda March/Marzo 2016

Events/Eventos

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(Don’t put all your eggs in one basket by Charles Rodstrom)

Buenos Aires Fashion (BAF) Week takes place from the 1st to the 4th of March featuring the best of the local fashion design for the autumn and winter season. More information here.

Del 1 al 4 de marzo, Buenos Aires Fashion (BAF) Week presenta las mejores colecciones de diseño local para la temporada otoño/invierno 2016. Más información aquí.

The Shakespeare Festival is taking place until the 23rd of April. Activities include theatre functions, film projections, conferences, workshops and more. More information here.

El Festival de Shakespeare se lleva a cabo hasta el 23 de abril. Algunas de las actividades que se llevarán a cabo incluyen funciones de teatro, proyecciones de cine, conferencias, y talleres, entre otras. Más información aquí.

The Colón Theatre inaugurates its 2016 program with a series of Tchaikovsky concerts until the 5th of March. Then, from the 8th to the 11th, the experimental Transformations by Bob Ostertag will take place. Following that, the Beatrix Cenci opera will be staged from the 15th to the 20th. Finally, to wrap up the month and welcome autumn, the Swan Lake Ballet will take place from the 29th to the 31st. Tickets here.

El Teatro Colón inaugura su programa para el 2016 con una serie de conciertos de Tchaikovski hasta el sábado 5; luego Transformaciones: Bob Ostertag del 8 al 11 en el Centro de Experimentación del teatro; la ópera Beatrix Cenci del 15 al 20; y finalmente, para cerrar el mes y darle la bienvenida al otoño, el ballet El Lago de los Cisnes del 29-31. Entradas aquí.

Easter will take place in March this year, and the 24th and 25th are national holidays for this reason. Check out some typical Easter celebrations here.

Las Pascuas se festejan en marzo este año y en Argentina el 24 y 25 son feriados nacionales. Más información acerca de Semana Santa en Buenos Aires aquí. 

Art Exhibits/ Muestras de arte

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A Medio Siglo del Di Tella: The Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes celebrates the famous Di Tella Institute, key in promoting the local art scene in the 60’s, with a series of interventions and special activities until the 8th of March. http://www.mnba.gob.ar/

A medio siglo del Di Tella: Con una serie de intervenciones y actividades especiales, hasta el 8 de marzo, el Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes celebra al famoso Instituto Di Tella cuyo rol fue clave en la escena de arte local durante los sesentas. 

The MALBA inaugurates a new exhibit on the 4th of March that will take place until the 24th of June featuring the work of Claudia Andujar.

El 4 de marzo el MALBA inaugura una muestra de la obra de Claudia Andujar que estará en exhibición hasta el 24 de junio.

Concerts/Recitales

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John Cale: 3rd of March/ 3 de marzo. Teatro Opera Allianz. Tickets/Entradas.

Maroon 5: 5th of March/ 5 de marzo. Hipódromo de Palermo.Tickets/Entradas.

Ricky Martin: 11th of March/11 de marzo. Estadio Velez Sarsfield. Tickets/Entradas.

Iron Maiden: 15th of March/ 15 de marzo. Estadio Velez Sarsfield. Tickets/Entradas.

Lollapalooza 2016: 17th and 18th of March/ 17 y 18 de Marzo. Hipódromo de San Isidro. More information on tickets here.

This Week: 30th of March-5th of April 2015

Monday

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Huellas de lo real (Imprints of Reality), is the new photography exhibit taking place at Parque de la Memoria, featuring the works of Juan Travnik and Jonathan Molner. Rafael Obligado 6745, Costanera.

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 new UCO after office event! Soler 5862, Palermo.

Tuesday

A general transport strike will make getting around the city on public transportation somewhat difficult so keep in mind and plan ahead!

A great option for a perhaps drizzly Tuesday is stopping by the stunning Ateneo Grand Splendid, one of the most beautiful bookstores in the world! Av. Santa Fe 1860, Downtown.

In the evening, Tricky will be staging a live show at the Palermo centered Niceto Club. Tickets here.

Wednesday

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Take one of FotoRuta’s Street Scape tours and learn some photography tips while discovering the city from a different angle. More information here.

Later on, check out the vibrant Orquesta Típica Fernández Fierro that will be staging a live tango show starting at 11pm in Abasto. Sánchez de Bustamante 764, Abasto.

Easter Weekend

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Thursday and Friday are national holidays as the Easter celebrations begin. Check out some details about Easter in the city here.

From Thursday to Sunday a festival featuring music from South America’s Colonial period will be taking place at the Parroquia Inmaculada Concepción in Tigre. Avenida Liniers 1560, Tigre.

As always, UCO´s unique weekend brunch, is a great option to start the weekend just right! Soler 5862, Palermo.

On Easter Sunday, the Colón Theater’s children choir will be presenting music from the Baroque period starting at 11am. Get your tickets in advance at the theatre box office. Tucuman 1171, downtown.

Easter Brunch at Hernán Gipponi Restaurant

The long Easter weekend is the perfect excuse for leisurely brunching and the best place in Buenos Aires for sweet and savory indulgence is Hernán Gipponi Restaurant where special Easter brunch will be offered on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

On all three days, the brunch will feature a light entree of breads, juices, and fruit followed by egg in creamy carrot puree and tomato basil broth.  After that, some delicious tapas including shrimp and baby squid, prepared differently each day, and mackerel empanadas on Friday, spinach puffs on Saturday and goat cheese with mango chutney on Sunday, will set the tone for the rest of the deliciousness to come.

On Friday the main courses will consist of creamy rice with mussels and mushrooms and catch of the day with potatoes au gratin, and fresh greens with arugula oil.  On Saturday, the same fish main course will be served and also chicken breast with curry crème, sweet potatoes and red cabbage. Finally on Sunday, after the catch of the day, the moment of breaking lent will arrive with a delicious lamb in curry sauce, and sweet potatoes and red cabbage.

A deep red berry soup with vanilla ice cream and sable breton promises to end brunch on a sweet note.

On Saturday and Sunday, brunch is 150 pesos per person and on Sunday it is 200 pesos and includes a glass of premium Patritti wine.  Book your place in advance at 3220 6800. Soler 5862, Palermo.

 

Easter in Buenos Aires

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Easter weekend is coming up and should prove to be an eventful festivity given the enthusiasm that the naming of the new pope brought about the Argentine people. Also, since Monday and Tuesday have been added as national holidays in memory of the soldiers in the Malvinas war, the long weekend should prove to be extra long and many a porteño will leave the city for a few days of rest.

On Good Friday expect very little to be open except restaurants, museums and cinemas. We recommend double-checking beforehand.

For those who wish to participate in the religious festivities, the Buenos Aires Via Crucis, in which the fourteen stages of the cross are reenacted, will kick off at 8.30pm at Plaza Lorea on Av. de Mayo and Luis Saenz Peña and will end at Plaza de Mayo.

On Sunday the Catedral Metropolitana will be offering a special Easter mass, and otherwise the Parroquia Madre Admirable in Retiro offers Catholic mass in English at 10am.  Afterwards, the fun part is of course hunting for Easter eggs, breaking lent, and feasting on chocolates and rosca de pascua, a traditional pastry that is prepared for the occasion. Expect restaurants (specially parrillas) to be packed so book your places in advance.

For an alternative Easter celebration, head to the city of Tandil towards the south of the Buenos Aires province, where the locals go every year to gather around the sculptures of the 14 Stations of the Cross.

Don’t forget to shop for the best Easter eggs at these tempting chocolateries!

This Week in Buenos Aires

Monday

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The MALBA is showcasing a new exhibit until the 1st of July on the work of Grete Stern.  Avenida Figueroa Alcorta 3415, Recoleta. 4808-6500.

In the evening stop by La Peña del Colorado that 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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Take a private tour with Buenos Aires Historico 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

Polish your Spanish and make new friends at the Tuesday conversation classes organized by Bueno, Dale! Spanish School in different city bars. The hour long practice sessions are open for all levels and all one must do is show up from 7pm to 8pm with a 30-peso fee. The location of each event is announced via Facebook.

 

Wednesday

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Take a walk down Pasaje Rivarola, a beautiful hidden street which appears to be stuck in time in the historical downtown area. Built in 1926 and characterized by its mirrored buildings on both sides, it is a regular location for film productions looking for an old fashioned feel. Whilst you’re there visit “La Chacarita de Los Relojes”, a small shop specializing in antique clock and watch restoration.

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

Thursday

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Book a special shopping tour with Creme de la Creme. Roam the vintage scene, find the perfect souvenir, get into local designers or discover the art scene in Buenos Aires.  More information here.

Book your place for one of Anuva Wine tastings and discover great Argentine wines.

Friday

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Check out the newly remodeled A-line subway and stop at some of the city’s most emblematic historic landmarks including Plaza de Mayo and the Casa Rosada, Casa de la Cultura, Café Tortoni and 36 Billares, Congress, Las Violetas and Parque Centenario.

If you are a Beatles fan head to Boris Club de Jazz where Nube 9 will stage a live show at 10pm and interpret the White Album. Gorriti 5568, Palermo.

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

In the spirit of Easter go on an easter egg chocolate shopping spree at gourmet chocolateries Vassalisa in Recoleta, Tikal in Palermo, and Compañia de Chocolates in Palermo and Recoleta.  We also recommed you try the traditional rosca de pascua.

PM Open air music– Outdoor live music, art and more merge in this new Saturday event which takes place in Palermo from 2pm to 9pm. Paraguay 4905, Palermo

Don’t miss the free concert at the Colón Theatre at 11 am on Sunday. Pick up your tickets in advance! Cerrito 628, Downtown.

On Sunday The Killers will be staging a live show at GEBA. Tickets here.

Find a ten-day weather forecast here.

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

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Adriana Varejao- 27 Mar- 30 Jun.

MAMBA

Ronald Shakespeare Retrospective- 21st March

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Geometry in Argentina- 9th of March

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

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Lucio Boschi Photography- 15 Mar- 28 Apr.

Easter Weekend in Buenos Aires

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Thursday

At 1pm and at 3pm there will be two Polo matches at the Catedral de Polo in Palermo. The entry is free. Av. Libertador 4350, Palermo

Don’t miss the new MALBA exhibit, Bye Bye American Pie, which showcases some of the most influential works in contemporary art by artists such as Basquiat and Nan Goldin, amongst others. Avenida Figueroa Alcorta 3415, Recoleta.

A special tour of seven historic churches of the city will be held as part of the Easter weekend starting at 5pm at the Basilica Nuestra Señora de la Merced at the corner of Reconquista and Presidente Peron, downtown.

Fierro Hotel hosts it´s Thursday wine tasting where you can 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.

At 10pm Fritz Lang’s Metropolis will be screened with a live orchestra at the MALBA. Avenida Figueroa Alcorta 3415, Recoleta. 4808-6500.

Sign up for the Easter Egg Hunt Pub Crawl and get to know the one and only Easter bunny, plus hunt for eggs in different bars and trade them for free drinks! More information here.

Friday

A Japanese tea ceremony will be demonstrated at 4pm at the Japanese Gardens in Palermo.  Av. Figueroa Alcorta and Av. Casares, Palermo.

Don’t miss the new MALBA exhibit, Bye Bye American Pie, which showcases some of the most influential works in contemporary art by artists such as Basquiat and Nan Goldin, amongst others. Avenida Figueroa Alcorta 3415, Recoleta.

The Jewish community will be celebrating the first night of Pesach at the historic Templo de Libertad where Passover celebrations will kick off at 7.30pm. Libertad 769.  4814-3637.

The Buenos Aires Via Crucis is held every year on Good Friday at Avenida de Mayo where a procession, including a choir and a multitude of lit candles,  will be transiting the historic avenue starting 8.30pm and finishing at 10pm at the Buenos Aires Cathedral.

Bjork will be playing the first of five shows where her album Biophilia Residency  will be presented to the public. On the 6th ,9th , 12th , and 15th of April she will play intimate concerts at the centro de exposiciones and on the  21st she will be staging a larger concert at GEBA. Tickets here.

The 2012 Ultra Music Festival Buenos Aires will be taking place in Costanera Sur with a big DJ line-up including Justice, John Digweed, and Chris Liebing amongst others.  Tickets here.

Saturday

At 1pm and at 3pm there will be two Polo matches at the Catedral de Polo in Palermo. The entry is free. Av. Libertador 4350, Palermo

Don’t miss the new MALBA exhibit, Bye Bye American Pie, which showcases some of the most influential works in contemporary art by artists such as Basquiat and Nan Goldin, amongst others. Avenida Figueroa Alcorta 3415, Recoleta.

The Jewish community will be celebrating Seder at the Gran Templo Paso, a synagogue on Paso 423, Downtown. 4951-2306/5329. info@grantemplopaso.org.ar

The Orquesta Típica Fernandez Fierro will be playing a lively tango show at CAFF in Abasto starting at 11.30pm. Sanchez de Bustamante 764, Abasto.

The Colón Theatre will be presenting the ballet Carmen. Music by Georges Bizet, Isaac Albeniz, Joaquin Turina with arrangements by Luis Gorelik, Colón orchestra director. Choreography by Mauricio Wainrot.

Sunday

If you would like to attend Catholic Easter mass in English you can go to the Parroquia Madre Admirable near Retiro at 10am. Otherwise, the Christian United Community Church in Acassuso, in the suburbs of the city, offers services in English.

Don’t miss the new MALBA exhibit, Bye Bye American Pie, which showcases some of the most influential works in contemporary art by artists such as Basquiat and Nan Goldin, amongst others. Avenida Figueroa Alcorta 3415, Recoleta.

La Oreja Negra in Palermo will be hosting a folklore and tango peña starting at 8pm. Uriarte 1271, Palermo.

The Colón Theatre will be presenting the ballet Carmen. Music by Georges Bizet, Isaac Albeniz, Joaquin Turina with arrangements by Luis Gorelik, Colón orchestra director. Choreography by Mauricio Wainrot.