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.

Buenos Aires: Where to Shop

Although some things may have gotten expensive in Buenos Aires as of late, others are still worth the purchase and this is especially true for those things unique to the place. We’re talking of dulce de leche of course, and alpargatas, but also of top range product by the local design talents, and vintage and antique goods. So, whether you’re on a thrift or splurge spree, here is a small guide to Buenos Aires: where to shop.

Top Design

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The local designer scene has been alive and kicking for many years now and we have Buenos Aires Fashion Week coming up this March to prove it. Designer Argentina isn’t only for clothes though, Fueguía offers designer scents at Casa Cavia in Palermo where you can also lunch, Monochrome offers designer bikes. So where are all these crafty goods?

The first place to look is the boutique lined Palermo streets. The neighborhood has long been the design epicenter of the city and it is where you will find top quality and also upcoming local design.

Another option is to explore the new Editor Market which is are recently opened designer department stores, one in Palermo and one on Corrientes Avenue, where everything including the coffee is designer something.

Finally, many designers offer their products in their private showrooms. Sophie Lloyd offers shopping tours in Buenos Aires and can probably guide you through this underground designer scene.

Antiques

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The city is also well known for its long standing antique markets, the most famous being the San Telmo Antique fair. Other places for antiques include the Dorrego Flea Market in Colegiales, and, in the outskirts of the city, the antique markets of the Barrancas and Maipu stations of the Tren de la Costa.

Local Goods

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There are also many beautiful local goods including leather, silver, knits and woven goods by the local indigenas that are great purchasing options. Here is a great guide to shopping for leather, and if you’re looking for upscale silver then head to the Marcelo Toledo or Juan Carlos Pallarols stores in San Telmo. For a rustic campo market head to the Feria de Mataderos. For textiles and other indigenous designs check out http://www.arteetnicoargentino.com/.

This Week: 10-16th of August

Monday

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Buenos Aires Fashion Week kicks off until the 14th of August, so put on your most stylish raincoat and head over to La Rural in Palermo to check out the latest fashion collections for the upcoming Spring/Summer season in Argentina. More information here.

In the evening, immerse yourself in complete silence and listen to U2 on a holophonic sound system at the Centro Argentino de Teatro Ciego. Tickets here.

Tuesday

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The National Museum of Fine Arts (MNBA) is showcasing an exhibit of Nordic art, and a collection of indigenous art from Paraguay. Stop by if you’re in the Recoleta area and warm up over coffee afterwards at the famous La Biela cafe. Av. Del Libertador 14730, Recoleta.

Try some mate, practice some Spanish and meet new people at the Tuesday Mate Conversation Club that starts at 6.30pm. Sign up at mateclubdeconversacion@gmail.com . Uruguay 862, downtown

Wednesday

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Guided tours at 3pm of  Manzana de las Luces, an old Jesuit residence from the 1700’s in the San Telmo area are well worth the experience! Peru 272, San Cristobal.

Later on, stop by the Centro Cultural Recoleta and catch one of the stunning Fuerza Bruta shows. Tickets here. 

Thursday

The Centro Cultural Kirchner is showcasing an exhibit of controversial French photographer Sophie Calle’s work, featuring interpretations by different women of a break-up letter that the artist recieved. Sarmiento 151, downtown.

In the evening, don’t miss the Buenos Aires Philharmonic and Sergio Tiempo at the Colón Theatre that will be presenting pieces by Sibelius, Rachmaninov and Nielsen. Tickets here.

Friday

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Lose yourself to dance at The Tango Festival and World Championship that will be taking place until the 27th of August. Find the full program here.

From 9pm onwards you can stop by Isabel Bar in Palermo, one of the hottest nightspots for cocktails in the city. Uriarte 1664, Palermo. 
Saturday and Sunday

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

The Tango Festival and World Championship will be taking place throughout the weekend until the 27th of August. Find the full program here.

On Saturday and Sunday you can also head to the Palermo Racetracks where the monthly Buenos Aires Market event will be taking place, offering great produce and food in a colorful outdoor setting! Avenida Libertador and Dorrego.

You can also stop by the Palermo Rosedal where you can rent paddle boats to cruise the small lake alongside the ducks, and visit the Sivori Museum, which offers free tours in English and German on Saturdays at 3pm and 5pm! Av. Infanta Isabel 555, Palermo.

On Sunday night, Mandarine Park nightclub will be hosting a big party with international DJ’s as Monday the 17th is a national holiday. Tickets are available here.

Fierro Loves Soho: Dressing Up

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Palermo Soho is THE place for shopping in Buenos Aires and an array of super stylish boutiques are lined one after the other in the neighborhood’s fashionable streets.  If you’re out and about looking for the perfect fit of something, or shopping for gifts to take back home, make sure to check out some of the following designers:

Women’s wear:

There are an unlimited amount of stores to pick from for the ladies. Some of the better-known and well-respected designers and fashion houses include Juana de Arco, Mariana Dappiano, Nadine Zlotogora, Agostina Bianchi and Cora Groppo. Other popular more mainstream stores include AY Not Dead (more of a rock n´roll aesthetic), Rapsodia (hippie-chic styles), and Vitamina, Paula Cahen DÁnvers, and Chocolate (more conservative, classic designs).

Men’s wear:

The area also features a great variety of clothes stores for men that include the elegant and understated Hermanos Estebecorena and El Burgués, and the colorful hipster havens Bolivia and Felix. Bensimon and Bowen are also popular, and more mainstream stores in the area

Shoes:

Lucilla Lotti is internationally renowned for her gorgeous shoe designs, as is Josefina Ferroni. Handmade shoes are available at Chicco Ruiz and Mishka.

For men, 28 Sport is the place to go for leather shoes with a retro twist.

Unique fabrics:

Although we’re entering the Summer months in the Southern Hemisphere, those who are traveling back to rainy or cold spots should stop by Seco, which specializes in fashionable rain wear, and at Bully, which specializes in cashmere due to its three owners’ fascination with the fabric. Grupo 134 works with ecological fabrics and features great designs for both men and women.

Top 5 Art Tours in Buenos Aires

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San Telmo Art & History Walk: The perfect way to learn the who is who and what is what of San Telmo’s art-ridden streets. The three-hour walk includes a tour of both the street art and galleries; a great way to get to know the current Buenos Aires art scene whilst getting to know the charm of San Telmo neighborhood. More information here.

Graffitimundo:  This off the beaten path tour of the city streets aims to promote the booming urban art scene in Buenos Aires. Those interested in learning more about the local street art and the political and social context that is behind it should definitely pick this great option to get to know another side of Buenos Aires. More information on meeting points and prices here.

Foto Ruta: Professional photographer Jocelyn Mandrake and her associate Becky Hayes have taken tourist photography to a whole new level on their Saturday Foto Ruta tours.  What they propose is to get to know the city from another point of view, taking their travelers through off the beaten path locations and setting creative guidelines for the photographs to explore from a new perspective. More information on upcoming tours here.

Artist Atelier Tour: Meeting the artists and catching a glimpse of what their workspace is like and what they’re currently working on is one of the perks of these private tours which take you into the ateliers of four artists ending in a light lunch.  Book your place here.

Crème de la Crème: Whether it’s design, vintage finds or local art crème de la crème knows where it’s.  Their art scene tour takes you through the who is who of emerging and established argentine artists. More information here.

This Week in Buenos Aires

Monday

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If you´re planning to visit the city center to see the Obelisco, or to take a tour of the Colón Theatre, head to the Palacio de Aguas Corrientes (palace of running waters) on Cordoba Avenue and Riobamba first.  Originally built as a disguise for a water tower meant to provide clean drinking water to the people after the 1877 outbreak of yellow fever, the stunning palace now works as Aguas Argentinas’s headquarters (the local water company) and also as a museum. Opening Hours: Mon-Fri 9am-1pm. Riobamba 750 – 1° Piso. 6319-1104.

In the evening, French singer and songwriter Laetita Sadier will be staging a live show at Boris Club de JazzGorriti 5568, Palermo. 4777-0012.

 

Tuesday

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Don’t miss the latest Argentine fashion at the BAF Week which kicks off on Tuesday. For this Autumn- Winter season fashion designers and illustrators paired up to show inspiring ways of keeping warm and staying pretty.

Later on, stop by the trendy Palermo Club Niceto for Andrew Bird’s live show. The renowned multi-instrumentalist indie artist will be playing starting  9pm.  Tickets here.

Wednesday

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Stop by the Juan Gatti exhibit in the Sivory museum behind the Palermo Rosedal and then head to the Planetarium where an audiovisual exhibit by the same artist is being screened.

In the evening, the hip Palermo Shanghai Dragon hosts happy hour and a weekly beerlingual bilingual pub quizAráoz 1199, Palermo

Thursday

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Weather forecasts anticipate sunny days and perfect temperatures, ideal for a walk in the ecological reserve in Puerto Madero where you can get the best view of the city!

Later on stop by the stunning Colón Theatre where Sleeping Beauty is being projected in 3D from Tuesday’s to Saturday’s at 8pm.  Cerrito 628, Downtown.

Friday

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Book your place for a special lunch with the Argentine Experience who will give you the 411 on everything local and feed you great Argie meat and more! They also organize mate and dulce de leche tastings. More information here.

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.

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.

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

Elton John will be playing at Estadio Velez Sarsfield on Saturday. Get your tickets here.

Find a ten-day weather forecast here and don’t forget to stop for ice cream at one of these fantastic Buenos Aires heladerias!

High Tea Fashion at Fierro Hotel

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Shop Hop BA  and Fierro Hotel have put together a unique event for the lady fashionistas in the city, and all in perfect time for Christmas shopping.

The event, which will take place on Wednesday the 21st of November at 5 pm in the lush hotel garden, will bring together some of Buenos Aires’s trendiest designers, including Gabriela Horvat, Marina H Diseños, Escudo Prana, Delgè, Blue Bagz Tees and  Adeli Paris. Meeting many of them will be possible, browsing and shopping as well, and to top it all off there will be a choice of five wines to sip on and a cold buffet and tapas from the hotel’s renowned Hernán Gipponi Restaurant.

Attendance must be confirmed in advance at infoshopbuenosaires@gmail.com and the cost is 150 pesos which includes the snacks and wine. Fierro Hotel is on Soler 5832, Palermo.

More information about Shop Hop BA is available at www.shop-buenosaires.com

This Week in Buenos Aires

Monday

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From the 16th of November to the 25th of February the MALBA will be featuring a new exhibit on celebrated contemporary British artist, Tracy Emin. Not to be missed. Avenida Figueroa Alcorta 3415, Recoleta.  

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

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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

In the evening Joss Stone will playing at the Luna Park Stadium. Tickets here

Wednesday

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Book your place for a unique afternoon of wine, tapas and Argentine fashion (think amazing leather bags, jewelry and more) at the Fierro Hotel garden from 5pm-8pm. Organized by Shop Hop BA and Hernán Gipponi Restaurant. infoshopbuenosaires@gmail.com

The Buenos Aires Jazz Festival kicks off at 8.30pm at the Usina del Arte in La Boca with a show by the Tom Harrel Quintet. The festival will take place until the 26th of November, promising for swing filled days and many an outdoor show. Find the full program here. 

British band Pulp will also be staging a live concert at Estadio Luna Park. Tickets here.

Thursday

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Spring is the time for outdoor sightseeing and there are some great tours by air and water that make for perfect alternatives to get to know the city in a fun and novel way.

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.

In the evening Joss Stone will playing at the Luna Park Stadium. Tickets here

Friday

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Don’t miss the Caravaggio exhibit taking place at the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes (National Fine Arts Museum) until the 15th of December. Av. Libertador 1473, Recoleta.

In the evening stop by Fierro´s Thank Fierro its Friday Happy Hour from 6pm to 8.3opm 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.

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.

The Buenos Aires Open Air Market will be taking place throughout the weekend at Barrancas de Belgrano, offering fresh organic produce and more!

The Campeonato Argentino Abierto de Polo, one of the most important polo events of the year, is in full swing with tournaments throughout the weekend. Tickets here.

Don’t miss the Buenos Aires Jazz Festival that will take place until the 26th of November promising for swing filled days and many an outdoor show. Find the full program here. 

Buenos Aires Design Tours

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Buenos Aires is internationally known for its great local design scene. Anyone who has walked San Telmo and Palermo, explored BAF week shows or searched for designer shoes, clothes and more knows that there is a lot to choose from. Buenos Aires Design Tours is not only a way to filter through the wide variety of options, but also, a great way to learn more about each designer and the local scene.

The tours are carried out by local designers who really know their stuff. They offer a San Telmo tour, a Palermo tour, a tango shoe tour that is followed by a tango show and dinner, and specialized or customized tours of flea markets, design fairs, shows and more.

If you’re looking to shop while learning about the city and the flourishing local design scene then you should definitely give these tours a go.

Humberto Primo 400 | San Telmo.  0054 911 624 7869. More information here.

BAF Week Spring-Summer 2012/2013

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As spring approaches so do new the new trends for the colorful and bright warmer seasons.  BAF week brings us everything new in the world of fashion and with a unique theme this edition that combines fashion with street art.

From the 7th to the 10th of August Garza Lobos teams up with Jaz, Juana de Arco with Pum Pum, Vicki Otero with Consuelo Vidal, Mariana Dappiano with Luna Portnoi, Cora Groppo with Natalia Molinero, Rudbeckia with Tian Dink and Jessica Trosman with Lean Frizzera. The results are colorful explosions of unique prints and lines.

Most runway shows will be taking place at La Rural from 1pm to 10pm. There will also be runway shows by invitation only at Paseo Alcorta, and the Semillero UBA runway show at Paseo Alcorta on Friday at 3pm which is open to the public and showcases upcoming designers. Tickets to La Rural are 30pesos for the day or 80pesos with preferential seating.

Some of the recommended shows include:

Juana de Arco– Tuesday 7pm. Presenting a collection full of prints and neon colors inspired by spray paint.

Vero Ivaldi– Wednesday 7pm. Presenting a collection that represents the idea of movement taken from the Muybridge studies, and frame-by-frame cinematography.

Fabian Zitta– Thursday 8pm. Presenting a collection for men and women inspired by the movements of water.

Garza Lobos-Thursday 9pm. Presenting a collection inspired in John Hubley, Paul Gauguin, and the Hungarian Herend porcelain.

Mariana Dappiano- Friday 6pm. Presenting a collection full of colorful references to confetti and party favors.

The full schedule can be found here.