This Week in Buenos Aires

Tuesday

(Photo by manu contreras)

For those of you interested in economics and Argentine economic history, head to the Museum of External Debt where you can find out more about the economic evolution of the country. Audio guides in English are offered.

Later on head to Doppelganger Bar in San Telmo for some of the city’s best drinks and atmosphere.

 

Museum of External Debt

José E. Uriburu 781, 1st floor, Downtown.

4374-4448

Open: Mon-Fri 11am-7pm

 

Doppelganger Bar

Juan de Garay 500, San Telmo

4300 0201

 

Wednesday

(Photo by Ignacio Sanz)

Buenos Aires Gastronomic Week is here and many activities such as free outdoor cooking lessons amongst others are on the schedule. On Wednesday tour the city’s pizzerias and try your favorite slices at the very best venues in town. More information on participating pizzerias and Buenos Aires Gastronomic week here.

In the evening the spectacular Chinese circus group, Sky Mirage, will be staging a show at the Opera Citi Theatre. Tickets here.

 

Opera Citi Theatre

Avenida Corrientes 860, Downtown

0800-444-6464

 

Thursday

Take a guided tour of the San Martin theatre to get a behind the scenes feel of a theatre production. Tours in English are available from Tuesdays to Fridays at 12noon.

Later on Book your place for the 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 cost 25 USD per person and are limited to 7 people.

 

San Martin Theatre

Avenida Corrientes 1530, Downtown

4374-8611

 

Fierro Hotel Buenos Aires

Soler 5862, Palermo

3220-6800

 

Friday

(Photo by blmurch)

The Villa O Campo in the Neighborhood of San Isidro in the outskirts of Buenos Aires brought together intellectuals and renowned twentieth century authors. Tours of the home and gardens are offered from Thursday to Sundays where you an also sit down for tea and scones in the afternoon.

In the evening, legendary guitarist and songwriter Eric Clapton will be gracing the stage of the River Plate Stadium at XPM. Tickets here.

 

Villa O Campo

Elortondo 1811, Beccar.

4732-4988

 

River Plate Stadium

Av. Figueroa Alcorta 7597, Nuñez

4789-1358

 

Saturday and Sunday

(Photo by Chechi Pe)

The Palais de Glace in Recoleta was once an ice skating rink, then a dance hall and now destined to art exhibitions. Tours of the exhibits are offered every Saturday from 4-5pm and aim to promote the understanding and discussion of art. Posadas 1725, Recoleta. 4804 -1163.

Take one of Landing Pad’s Graffiti Biking Tours on Sundays at 1pm and discover the streets of Buenos Aires and its hidden street art. More information here.

Deep Purple has been rocking since the 60’s and considerately visits the large community of local fans every few years, this time at the Luna Park Stadium on both Saturday and Sunday. Av. Madero 420, Downtown. 5279-5279. Tickets here.

Tickets to Buy in Advance: Rock Concerts and more!

(photo by Mike Licht. NotionsCapital.com)

 

September

Andy Summers & Roberto Menescal: 13th September 2011

The guitarist of The Police, Andy Summers, joins forces with bossa master Menescal to present United Kingdom of Ipanema at the Gran Rex Theatre. Tickets here.

 

Gotan Project: 15th September 2011

The successful modern tango group presents their new album at the Gran Rex Theatre. Tickets here.

 

Ricky Martin: 16th of September 2011

The Latin lover returns to Argentina to present his new album M.A.S (Musica, Alma, Sexo) at the River Plate Stadium. Tickets here.

 

Mike Patton: 17th -18th September 2011

Faith No More front man presents a one of a kind concert of 50’s and 60’s Italian Pop songs with an orchestra of 24 musicians at the Coliseum Theatre. Tickets here.

 

Pepsi Music Festival Opening: 18th of September 2011

The Red Hot Chili Peppers open up the Pepsi Music Festival with their new record I’m With You at the River Plate Stadium. Tickets here.

 

Judas Priest and Whitesnake: 18th September 2011.

Heavy metal fans get a double treat on the farewell tour of these two legendary bands that will be playing at Estadio Racing Club de Avellaneda. Tickets here.

 

Philip Glass: 20th of September 2011

The experimental composer and pianist graces the Coliseum Theatre’s stage this month. Tickets here.

 

Marianne Faithfull & Marc Ribot: 22nd of September 2011

This legendary singer, songwriter and actress and great guitarist Marc Ribot will be presenting a special acoustic show at the Coliseum Theatre as part of the Horses and High Heels Tour. Tickets here.

 

FIBA VIII Festival Internacional de Buenos Aires:  24th September- 8th of October

The international theatre festival brings the best staged performances from around the globe. Program and tickets here.

 

Pepsi Music  Festival: 24th , 27th , 28th of September 2011

The yearly rock festival brings a great line up of bands this year:, Katy Perry, Snow Patrol, Primal Scream, Riddim, Bulldog, Jarabe de Palo amongst others. Tickets here.

 

October

 

Personal Fest  Opening: 2nd October 2011

Lenny Kravitz opens the annual Personal Fest and presents Black and White America at the Estadio G.E.B.A. Tickets here.

 

Buraka Som Sistema: 6th of October 2011

The popular Portuguese group bring Kuduro, a music-dance from Angola influenced by  sungura, afrobeat and ragga to Niceto Club in Palermo.

Tickets here.

 

Guns N Roses: 8th of October.

The legendary rock band returns to Argentina on their world tour of Chinese Democracy at Estadio Único de La Plata. Tickets here.

 

Eric Clapton: 14th October 2011

This superb guitarist will be gracing the stage of the River Plate Stadium. Tickets here.

 

Deep Purple:  15th and 16th  October 2011

The Hard Rock band has been rocking since the 60’s and considerately visits the large community of local fans every few years, this time at the Luna Park Stadium. Tickets here.

 

Aerosmith: 28th of October 2011

Aerosmith makes an unforgettable comeback on the stage of Estadio Unico de La Plata. Tickets here.

 

November

 

Personal Fest:  4th -5th of  November 2011

Featuring shows by The Strokes, Goldfrapp, Sonic Youth, INXS and Calle 13 amongst others at Estadio G.E.B.A.  Tickets here.

 

Ringo Starr: 7th and 8th  of November 2011

Once a Beatle and still a star, the famous Ringo will be playing at the Luna Park Stadium. Tickets here.

 

Faith No More: 8th of November 2011

This influential 90’s band will be playing at Estadio Único de La Plata. Tickets here.

 

Chris Cornell: 9th November 2011

The Soundgarden and Audioslave front man brings his solo tunes to the Gran Rex Theatre for a unique acoustic show.  Tickets here.

 

Megadeth: 10th November 2011

The popular bands heavy thrash metal shows sell out every time they come to the city, and this is no exception which is why they added this new date for their shows at Estadio Malvinas Argentinas. Tickets here.

 

Creamfields: 12th  November 2011

The best electronic party of the year brings Groove Armada, John Didweed, Sven Bath, and Pete Tong amongst others to the set at the Autodromo de la Ciudad de Buenos Aires. Tickets here.

 

Chango Spasiuk:  12th of November 2011.

This renown Argentine musician and composer returns to Buenos Aires after two years of absence to bring back traditional songs to the stage of the Opera Citi Theatre. Tickets here.

 

Pearl Jam: 13th of November 2011

The popular grunge band celebrate their 20 years at Estadio Único de La Plata. Tickets here.

 

Britney Spears: 20th of November 2011

The pop diva stops by Buenos Aires on her Femme Fatale World Tour to put on one of her famous shows at Estadio Unico de La Plata. Tickets here.

 

March 2012

 

Roger Waters: 7th , 9th , 10th , 12th , 14th , 15th , 17th , 18th of March 2012.

The British legend that was once part of Pink Floyd will be back to the city and due to the outsold shows will be playing 8 dates at the River Plate Stadium.  Tickets here. http://eventos.livepass.com.ar/eventperformances.asp?evt=44