Art and Technology at Fase 4

(Photo by Xel.)

Starting today, there will be a special art and technology festival in which ecology and sustainability issues will be presented. The event will take place until the 14th of September at the Centro Cultural Recoleta, and is free of charge.

The exhibit will feature a showcase of comics, photography, video installations, mixed media pieces, performances and more. There will also be a homage to Gyula Kosice and different conferences covering topics dealing with art, technology and the environment. From Friday to Sunday at 2pm there will also be a workshop for children aged 5 to 8.

Some of the participating institutions and international guests include the Museo Nacional de La Plata, Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Fundación Telefónica and ITAU, Brazilian artist Angela Barbour, Catalan Marta Gracia and Enrique Rivera from Chile, amongst others.

The full program is available for download here. Centro Cultural Recoleta, Junin 1930, Recoleta.

This Week in Buenos Aires

Monday

(Photo by tanenhaus)

The stunning Palacio de Aguas Argentinas (Palace of Running Waters) is celebrating its hundredth anniversary with a special exhibit from midday to 8pm. Riobamba 750, Downtown. 6319-1104.

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

(Photo by Concepciones Relativistas)

The Museo de Arte Decorativo is a gorgeous museum in Recoleta and it is currently showcasing a very special exhibit of Renaissance art.  We recommend you visit this architectural and artistic hotspot on a weekday as there are long lines during the weekend to see the impressive Italian paintings. Also, the museum cafe is a lovely place for a hot cup of tea and cakes.  Av.del Libertador 1902, Recoleta. 4801-8248.

The Colón Theatre will be staging a program of two one-act operas in the evening; Erwartung (Expectation) by Arnold Schönberg and Marie Pappenheim, and Hagith by Karol Szymanowski and Felix Dörmann. 22nd, 24th, 26th and 28th of July. Tickets here.

Wednesday

(Photo by Carlos Jauregui)

Comic art fans should check out the new Museo del humor that features works by Quino and Fontanarrosa, amongst others. There are also regular screenings of animation shorts.  While you’re in the area stop by the stunning ecological reserve, which is just around the corner. Av. de los Italianos 851, Puerto Madero

Unicorn Huset is the most promising new addition to the Buenos Aires night scene. On Wednesday’s their lille lordag (little Saturday) party brings trendsetters and world travelers together for some stylish upbeat fun! Open from Wednesday’s to Saturday’s from 9pm onwards. Honduras 5730, Palermo Hollywood.

 

Thursday

(Photo by jayhsiao)

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 and very informed side of the city! 4307-8539.buenosaireshistorico@yahoo.com.ar.

For a unique evening, 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 25 USD per person and are limited to 7 people. Soler 5862, Palermo. 3220-6800.

The Colón Theatre will be staging a program of two one-act operas in the evening; Erwartung (Expectation) by Arnold Schönberg and Marie Pappenheim, and Hagith by Karol Szymanowski and Felix Dörmann. 22nd, 24th, 26th and 28th of July. Tickets here.

Friday

(Photo by PizzadeBarr)

Book your place for the full parrilla experience with Parrilla Tour. These filling excursions, which take place in San Telmo on Fridays, will surely leave you satisfied.

In the evening explore the city’s art galleries and museums with the rest of the crowd on the monthly Gallery Nights.

Saturday and Sunday

(Photo by Roger Schultz)

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.

Stop by La Rural, the annual agricultural and livestock show, and get a feel for the Argentine campo, where so much of the local identity and economy has been forged. The fair takes place from the 19th to the 31st of July at La Rural. Av. Sarmiento 2704, Palermo.

The Colón Theatre will be staging a program of two one-act operas in the evening; Erwartung (Expectation) by Arnold Schönberg and Marie Pappenheim, and Hagith by Karol Szymanowski and Felix Dörmann. 22nd, 24th, 26th and 28th of July. Tickets here.

The BAFICI animation film festival kicks off on Thursday and will be showcasing great animations until Sunday at the Centro Cultural San Martin. Find the full program here.

This Week in Buenos Aires

Monday

(Photo by pablitux)

Head to the Museo Nacional Ferroviario (the national train museum) near Retiro. Monday-Friday 10:30am-4pm. Avda. Libertador 405, Retiro.

Later on in the evening stop by Museo Casa Carlos Gardel in Abasto for some live tango music at 6.30pm. Jean Jaurès 735,  Abasto. 4964 2015.

English blues and rock singer  Joe Cocker will be playing at Estadio Luna Park. Tickets here.

Tuesday

(Photo by gandalf.blanco)

Pablo Siquier is an Argentine artist known for his impressive murals and installations. Throughout March a special exhibit held at the Centro Cultural Recoleta will be displaying some of his more experimental work from the eighties and nineties. Junín 1930, Recoleta. 4803 1040. Open: Mon-Fri 2pm-9pm, Sat-Sun 10am-9pm.

Later on, stop by Sugar and meet other fellow travelers at the Beerlingual Bilingual Trivia Night from 7pm-9pm. Costa Rica 4619¸ Palermo.

Roger Waters, the British legend that was once part of Pink Floyd, will be presenting The Wall at the River Plate Stadium!  Tickets here.

Creedence Clearwater Revival will be playing for their loyal local fans at Estadio Luna Park. Tickets here.

Wednesday

(Cortazae photo from pedrugo flick acount.)

The Cortazar-Perec Biennial  is being held this week at the Centro Cultural San Martín where a photography exhibit  and screenings of films that adapted the literary work of these authors to the screen, can be enjoyed. Av. Corrientes 1530, Downtown. See the full program here. 

In th evening head to the stunning Colón Theatre for a special viewing of La Pasión según San Marcos, an opera by Osvaldo Golijov.Cerrito 628, Downtown. 4378 7100

Thursday

(Metropolis by Fritz Lang)

The Museo de Arte Decorativo is showcasing a special exhibit on oriental art. Additionally,  the museum´s marvelous collection of European and Oriental paintings and sculptures, the great hall,  the impressive staircase, and the smart café make it well worth a visit.  Av.del Libertador 1902, Recoleta.  4801-8248. Tuesdays to Sundays from 2.00pm to 7.00pm.  Guided tours in English are available every day at 2pm.

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. 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.

Friday

(Photo by Argentina Polo Day)

Book your place with Argentina Polo Day and spend the day in the outskirts of the city exploring the world of polo. The day includes a wine tasting with ‘empanadas’, horseback riding, a Polo Match, polo lessons, the opportunity to talk to coaches and professional players, a typical asado, and leisure time by the swimming pool. More information here.

At 7pm, the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes will be staging  a contemporary music show.  Av.Libertador 1473, Recoleta.

Another option is heading to Ill Ballo del Mattone in Palermo for some homemade pasta and live jazz at 8pm. Gorriti 5950, Palermo.

Saturday and Sunday

(Photo by… simple me)

On Saturday there will be a picnic from 11am-2pm at the Lagos Bosques de Palermo to celebrate World Water Day.

On Saturday  evening, starting at 9pm, there will be a videogame exhibit at Club Cultural Matienzo. Matienzo 2424, Belgrano.

On Sunday at 4.30pm there will be a unique presentation of drums and Japanese flutes at the Japanese gardens in Palermo. Av. Figueroa Alcorta and Av. Caseres.