Buenos Aires Agenda 2015: November/ Noviembre (9-15)

Monday/Lunes

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(Francys Alÿs/dOCUMENTA photo by Bernard Polet)

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 new UCO after office event! 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 tiene en exhibición 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 after-office de UCO restaurante. 3220-6800. Soler 5862, Palermo.

También a la tarde, a partir de las 19hs., la famosa orquesta de percusión, La Bomba del Tiempo se presenta, como todos los lunes, en el Centro Cultural Konex.Sarmiento 3151, Almagro.

Tuesday/ Martes

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(Photo by Linda)

The Buenos Aires Jazz Festival kicks off until Sunday! Check out the full program here. 

It is also the last chance to catch the Colon Theatre’s opera production of the Fiery Angel. Tickets here.

Arranca el Festival de Jazz de Buenos Aires hasta el domingo! La programación completa se encuentra aquí.

También es la última oportunidad de ver la producción de opera de El Ángel de Fuego en el Teatro Colón. Entradas aquí.

Wednesday/ Miércoles

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(Photo by Códice Tuna Colectivo de Arte)

The Latin Arab Film Fest is taking place until Sunday and is a great chance to catch screenings of independent films from different parts of the world. Find the full program here.

At 7pm, Alpha Blondie will be staging a live show at Groove in Palermo. Tickets here

El festival de cine Latin Arab 2015 se lleva a cabo hasta el domingo y es una buena oportunidad para ver películas independientes de distintos lugares del mundo. El programa completo se puede descargar aquí.

A las 19hs, Alpha Blondie se presenta en Groove en Palermo. Entradas aquí.

Thursday/Jueves

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(Photo by fs999)

Premium Tasting, an exclusive wine tasting event will be taking place at La Rural. Places are limited and must be booked in advance at INFO@PREMIUMTASTING.COM.AR

From 7pm onwards, check out the November edition of Gallery Nights that will take place in the Retiro, Recoleta and Barrio Norte neighborhoods.

From Thursday to Sunday the Colón Theatre Experimentation Center presents Emotions Lab presented by the Swiss duo UMS’n JIP. Tickets here.

Premium Tasting, un evento exclusivo de degustación de vinos, se realiza en La Rural. El cupo es limitado y se debe hacer una reserva previa a INFO@PREMIUMTASTING.COM.AR

A partir de las 19hs. se lleva a cabo el encuentro de Noviembre de las Gallery Nights en las zonas de Retiro, Recoleta y Barrio Norte.

Del jueves al domingo el Centro de Experimentación del Teatro Colón presenta Laboratorio de Emociones que lo presenta el dúo suizo UMS’n JIP. Entrada aquí.

Friday/ Viernes

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(Photo by Lionel Fernandez Roca)

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 Puerto de Frutos where you can purchase local goods, go on a rollercoaster ride, and even place your bets at the local Casino. Explore on your own or try a tour!

Si el día está soleado, hacer una excursión al Tigre es una salida imperdible durante tu estadía en Buenos Aires. Algunas de las actividades que proponemos incluyen hacer deportes acuáticos, pasar por el Puerto de Frutos para comprar artesanías, subir a una montaña rusa, o probar suerte en el Casino. Explora por tu cuenta o súmate a un Tour.

Saturday and Sunday/ Sábado y Domingo

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(Photo by David, Bergin, Emmett and Elliott)

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

On Saturday evening at 8.30pm, the Museo Larreta in Belgrano is staging a stunning Lorca inspired Flamenco show. Juramento 2291, Belgrano.

On Saturday, you can also catch the Creamfields electronic music festival (tickets here) and the Fashion meets Rock party that will take place in Mandarine Park from 5 to 10pm (tickets here).

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

El sábado a la noche a las 20.30hs., el Museo Larreta en Belgrano presenta un espectáculo impactante de flamenco inspirado en la obra de Federico García Lorca. Juramento 2291, Belgrano. 

El sábado también se lleva a cabo la fiesta electrónica Creamfields en Costanera Sur (entradas aquí) y la fiesta Fashion meets Rock en Mandarine Park de 17 a 22 hs.(entradas aquí).

This Week: 13-19th April 2015

Monday

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Check out the new MALBA exhibits featuring photographs by Annemarie Heinrich, and installations, choreographies and more under the name “Infinite Experience”. 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 new UCO after office event! 3220-6800. Soler 5862, Palermo.

You can also stop by Centro Cultural Konex where famous percussion group, La Bomba del Tiempo, will be carrying out their Monday show starting at 7pm. Sarmiento 3151, Almagro.

Tuesday

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(Photo by Juan Pablo Olmo)

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.

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.

The Colón Theatre inaugurates their production of Werther with functions until the 21st of April. Tickets here.

Wednesday

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(From Blue Velvet by David Lynch)

The Buenos Aires international independent film festival (BAFICI) kicks off with a fantastic program of local, foreign, old and new films to discover! Find the full program here, and make sure to get tickets in advance!

Later on, the Stuttgart Bach Akademie’s Chorus and Orchestra will be presenting a concert at the Colón Theatre, starting at 8pm. Tickets here.

Thursday

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Get ready for a mouth watering weekend as the city’s top chefs cook up a storm at the MASTICAR food fair taking place from the 16th to the 19th of April just a few blocks away from Fierro. Mmm… Zapiola 50, Colegiales.

In the evening, the monthly Gallery nights will be taking place in the downtown circuit until 10pm. Find a map here.

Kiss will also be staging a live show at the Velez Stadium at 9pm. Tickets here.

Friday

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(Photo by Mike)

If you came to Buenos Aires and you’re not vegetarian, chances are you want some of that famous Argentine beef! Book your place for the full parrilla experience with Parrilla Tour. These filling excursions, which take place in San Telmo on Fridays, will surely satisfy your meat cravings!

Later on, starting at 10 pm the Time Warp electronic festival will be taking place at Costa Salguero. Tickets here.

Saturday and Sunday

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(Photo by Simone Bosotti)

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

Catch a film at the BAFICI independent film festival taking place until the 25th of April. More information here.

Don’t miss the MASTICAR gourmet food fair this weekend at El Dorrego. Zapiola 50, Colegiales.

On Saturday, starting at 10 pm the last day of the Time Warp electronic festival will be taking place at Costa Salguero. Tickets here.

Also on Saturday, Vernon Reid from Living Color will be staging a live show at the ND Teatro. Tickets here.

The Sivory Museum, next to the Palermo Rosedal offers free tours in English and German on Saturdays at 3pm and 5pm! Av. Infanta Isabel 555, Palermo.

BAFICI Animation Film Festival 2013

(Photo by sergio_conda)

The 2013 BAFICI animation film festival kicks off today until the 28th of July. This second edition of the event is proof of the booming local industry and international popularity of animated films, in which 3D has taken protagonism. The festival will screen both local and international animated films, including 12 short film programs and 14 feature films that include movies for children (BAFICITO section) and adults (BAFICI section).  One of the most awaited releases of the year is Metegol (Foosball) a 3D film directed by Oscar winning director Juan José Campanella. At the Centro Cultural Recoleta, there will also be an exhibit of drawings, storyboards, and more related to the production of this ambitious film, which is the most expensive animated film produced in Latin America to date.

The program for the film festival can be acquired here. Tickets are sold from Wednesday to Sunday from 1pm to 9pm at the Centro Cultural San Martín.  Paraná and Sarmiento, Downtown. 

This Week in Buenos Aires

Monday

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Don´t miss the new exhibits of Argentine art at the MALBA featuring an exhibit of Matias Duville’s celebrated contemporary art, and a retrospective of Victor Grippo’s best work.

In the afternoon stop for some tea and sweet treats at the traditional Confitería Las Violetas and then shake off the cold at the nearby La Bomba del Tiempo, a percussion orchestra that has become one of the local absolute musts. Centro Cultural Konex Sarmiento 3131, Abasto. 4864-3200

Tuesday

(Photo by Martin Kimeldorf’s Pixel Playground)

Another rainy week is forecasted starting on Tuesday so plan for indoors! Find our list of rainy day suggestions here.

The much awaited tango world championships kick off and promise for two weeks of woeful romance, haunting music and passionate dancing. Find the full program here.

If you’re looking for a laugh don’t miss the Grin Go! Stand Up comedy Show starting at 9pm at the Absinth Resto Bar. Bartolomé Mitre 1695, Downtown. 4371-6486. Be sure to make a reservation by emailing gringo@comicosdepie.com.ar.

Wednesday

(Photo by Mikel Parial)

Check out the Festival de la Luz (light festival), which aims at promoting photography. The festival takes place throughout August and September around the country.  Find the full list of exhibits and events here.

In the evening stop for a free concert of Argentine folklore music at the Centro Cultural Recoleta starting at 7pm. Junín 1930, Recoleta.

Thursday

(Photo by Bharat Justa)

The Green Film Fest kicks off, showing all the latest international films about the environment and the many things that can be done to protect it. The festival will take place at the Palermo Cinemark, only a few blocks away from the Botanical Gardens and the lush 3 de Febrero Parks.  Find the full program here. Beruti 3399, Palermo.

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.

 

Friday

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Don´t miss the free classical music concert that renowned director Zubin Mehta will be carrying out at 1pm at the stately Plaza San Martin in Retiro.

In the evening participate in one of the most popular Argie cultural activities: theatre going! The British Arts center is staging a production (in English) of Power by Nick Dear, directed by Hugo Halbrich starting at 9pm. More information here. Suipacha 4333, downtown.

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.

Don´t miss the much awaited tango world championships that promise for two weeks of woeful romance, haunting music and passionate dancing. Find the full program here.

On Sunday the Japanese Gardens will be celebrating the Dondoh fire ceremony! Av. Figueroa Alcorta and Av. Casares, Palermo.

The renowned international band, Dream Theatre, will be playing on the 19th of August at the Luna Park Stadium. Tickets here.

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Find a ten-day weather forecast for this week here.

Looking for more suggestions? Check out this link with other recommended sources of information regarding what´s going on in Buenos Aires!

April in Buenos Aires

(Photo by Justin Ornellas)

Easter, autumn, and a whole lot of cultural activities come together in one of the busiest months of the year, in terms of entertainment and leisure at least. With three long weekends and some of the city’s most important cultural events, such as the BAFICI film festival and the international book fair, Buenos Aires is bound to be abuzz with things to do in every city corner. Below are some of the highlighted events to get ready for this month!

1984– Directed by Tim Robbins- The San Martín Theatre will be welcoming renowned American actor Tim Robbins this month as he lands in the city to direct a version of 1984 for the stage. Throughout the following weeks the theatre will be screening some of his best known films in anticipation of the event.

BAFICI-11th -22nd of April.- One of the most popular cultural events in Buenos Aires is the annual international independent film festival (BAFICI). Presenting over four hundred films by a great variety of  both local and international directors, the festival is a cultural melting pot with something for everyone. Check out the program and buy tickets here.

FIFBA Folklore Festival 13th-15th of April- The Buenos Aires International Folklore Festival takes place annually in La Plata and is a great place for music enthusiasts to become acquainted with a part of the local identity through the native culture. More information here.

Feria Internacional del Libro 19th of April-7th of May- Another of Buenos Aires´s most popular cultural events of the year is the international book fair which takes place each year at La Rural in Palermo. More information on readings and seminars here.

Also, don’t miss some of the great exhibits that are being held at the MALBA (Museum of Latin American Art) and the Colon Theater’s upcoming productions, find their Autumn program here.

Concerts:

Gipsy Kings– 3rd of April- Flamenco Pop group Gipsy Kings will be staging a live show at the Gran Rex Theatre. Tickets here. 

The Quilmes Rock festival will be taking place at the River Plate Stadium featuring the following acts:

3rd of April- Foo Fighters, MGMT, Band of Horses, Crosses, Jauria.

4th of April- Foo Fighters, Arctic Monkeys, TV on the radio, Massacre.

7th of April- Charly García, Fito Paez.

Tickets available here.

Bjork will be playing five shows presenting her album Biophilia Residency 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.

Jane’s Addiction– 10th of April- The legendary alternative nineties rock band returns to the city to present their new album, “The Great Escape Artist”, and a selection of the band’s classics.  Tickets here.

Roger Hodgson-19th of April- Supertramp’s front man Roger Hodgson will be presenting “Breakfast in America Tour 2012” at the Lawn Tennis Club. Tickets here.

Roxette -24th April- Once again the Swedish duo visit the country to satisfy Roxette-hungry Argie fans at the Luna Park. Tickets here.

Bob Dylan 26th-30th of April- Rock legend Bob Dylan will be presenting 4 shows at the Gran Rex Theatre. Tickets here.

Autumn in Buenos Aires

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As autumn creeps up, the city resumes many of its activities after a summer of fun. Schools and universities kick-off the academic year, theatres and museums renew their programs and exhibits, football season picks up and some of the city’s main events, such as the Independent Film Festival (BAFICI), the Quilmes Rock Festival and the monthly Gallery Nights, liven it up.

During autumn, the weather is mild, ranging between 10-20°C (50-68°F).  Many consider this to be one of the best seasons to visit the city and rightly so; it is less rainy than Summer, the weather is perfect for asados and sailing, there are many cultural activities going on and the cooler afternoons are perfect for hot chocolate with churros at some of the city’s charming traditional bars.

Some of the events to look out for this autumn are:

Ciudanza: 29th March-1st April: Ciudanza combines contemporary dance with urban settings bringing this expressive art form out of the theatre and into the streets for everyone to admire. This year the event will take place in the Barrancas de Belgrano Park, in Parque Lezama in San Telmo and in Parque Chacabuco. More information here.

Quilmes Rock Festival: 3rd-4th and 7th April: This annual rock festival brings both local and international acts to the stage. This year the international line up includes Foo Fighters, Arctic Monkey and MGMT, amongst others. Big time local names such as Charly Garcia and Fito Paez will be staging shows on the 7th. Tickets here.

BAFICI: 11th-22nd April – The BAFICI film festival, held in various cinemas in Buenos Aires offers a wide range of independent local and international films. The full program for 2012 is not yet up but we will keep you posted.

Gallery Nights: Once a month from April-December the city’s art galleries open to the public during the night and welcome an enthusiastic crowd of art lovers.