This Week: 20-26th of April

Monday

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(Photo by Pedro)

The BAFICI Festival still has lots to offer in terms of cinematographic variety, until the 25th of April. If you’re not sure what to watch yet, check out Foto Ruta’s 2015 picks, or find the full festival program here.

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 Ministerio de Cultura de la Nación Argentina– Mirada interior- Guillermo Cuttica)

Make sure to stop by the Eugenio Cuttica exhibit at the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes in Recoleta and check out the artist’s exquisite introspective paintings. Av. Del Libertador 1473, Recoleta. 

In the evening, the last function of the Colón Theatre’s production of the opera Werther will be taking place at 8pm. Tickets here.

Wednesday

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

The Mestiza Festival, featuring a group of top local and international musicians including Kevin Johansen, Tomatito, and Egberto Gismonti, to name a few,  will be taking place at the Teatro Coliseo until Saturday. Tickets here.

Coco Rosie will also be in town and staging a live concert at the Palermo centered Niceto Club. Tickets here.

Thursday

kitkats

(Photo by Catunes)

The 2015 Buenos Aires book fair kicks off until the 11th of May with plenty of great reads to stock up on for the winter. Find all the information here.

Check out the new Mona Hatoum exhibit being held at Fundación PROA until the 14th of June. Av. Pedro de Mendoza 1929, La Boca.

The Mestiza Festival, featuring a group of top local and international musicians including Kevin Johansen, Tomatito, and Egberto Gismonti, to name a few,  will be taking place at the Teatro Coliseo until Saturday. Tickets here.

Friday

piano

(Photo by j_arlecchino)

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!

The Mestiza Festival, featuring a group of top local and international musicians including Kevin Johansen, Tomatito, and Egberto Gismonti, to name a few,  will be taking place at the Teatro Coliseo until Saturday. Tickets here.

The BAFICI film festival fares us well until next year with a screening at the Colón Theatre of a film about a family of women pianists. More information here.

Saturday and Sunday

rosedal

(Photo by José María Pérez Nuñez)

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

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.

The Mestiza Festival, featuring a group of top local and international musicians including Kevin Johansen, Tomatito, and Egberto Gismonti, to name a few,  will be taking place at the Teatro Coliseo until Saturday. Tickets here.

On Saturday, Ed Sheeran will be staging a live show at the Luna Park Stadium. Tickets here.

This Week: 6th-12th of April 2015

Monday

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(Photo by azarius)

The BAFICI (Buenos Aires independent film festival) is coming up and tickets go on sale today, find the program here.

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

mate cósmico

(Photo by CB shoots)

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.

Wednesday

palacio barolo

(Photo by Alberto Rodrigo Longo)

One of the city’s architectural landmarks is the famous Palacio Barolo, full of references to poet Dante Alighieri’s Divine Comedy and the quest for heaven. Guided tours take place from 4pm to 6pm and evening guided tours at 8.00pm include tasting of an awarded wine and a national delicacy. Av. de Mayo 1370, downtown.

Later on, immerse yourself in total darkness for a special experience of Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon. Tickets here.

Thursday

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(Photo by ManuB.)

Check out the new Mona Hatoum exhibit being held at Fundación PROA until the 14th of June. Av. Pedro de Mendoza 1929, La Boca.

Later on at 8pm, catch the free Piazzolla tribute featuring ex-Megadeth guitarist Marty Friedman at the Usina del Arte. Tickets will be handed out from 5pm onwards. Agustín Caffarena 1, La Boca.

Friday

There’s plenty to see and do in the Recoleta area including a visit to the cemetery, to the fine arts museum (MNBA) which is featuring an exhibit of Nordic art, and at 7 pm, a free screening of Tarkovski’s The Sacrifice, at the Palais de Glace.

At 9pm, Jason Mraz will be staging a live show at the Gran Rex Theatre. Tickets here.

Saturday and Sunday

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(Photo by thevince)

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

Check out the mysterious Foto Ruta Clue tours that take place on Saturdays, and hint your way through the city to discover it through a lens. More information 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.

On Saturday at 9pm, Jason Mraz will be staging a live show at the Gran Rex Theatre. Tickets here.

On Sunday, stop by the Feria de Mataderos to get a taste of typical local “campo” culture. Av de Los Corrales 6500, Mataderos.

This Week: 17-23 November

Monday

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The MALBA is showing a new exhibit featuring famous Argentine artist Antonio Berni’s work. Figueroa Alcorta 3415, Palermo.

In the evening, starting at 7pm there will be classic Hindu dances at the Centro Cultural Borges as part of the VI India Festival, taking place until the 24th of November. Viamonte and San Martín, downtown.

Tuesday

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(Photo by Anneke_B)

Check out the new exhibit at the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes: Fatal Seduction. Erotic Imagery of the 19th Century. Av. Del Libertador 1473, Recoleta.

In the evening, Deep Purple will be staging a live show at the estadio Luna Park. Tickets here

Wednesday

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(Photo by Min Lee)

The international jazz festival kicks off and will be taking place until Monday the 27th of November. Find the full program here.

In the evening, head to the Centro Cultural Recoleta to catch the stunning Fuerza Bruta show. Tickets here.

Thursday

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(Photo by Nick Kenrick)

The Bienal de Imágenes en Movimiento will be taking place from the 20th to the 30th of November featuring films and experimental video art from around the world. Find the full program here.

In the evening stop by La Catedral for a tango lesson at 6, 7.30 or 9pm. Sarmiento 4006, Almagro.

Friday

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(Photo by Alberto Ortiz)

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!

In the evening, book your place at the mysterious Club Silencio to experience music with your eyes blindfolded and more surprises starting at 11pm. info@clubsilencio.com.ar

Saturday /Sunday/ Monday

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

The Jazz Festival, the India Festival and the Bienal de Imagenes en Movimiento will all be taking place throughout the long weekend.

Beauty and the Beast at MAMBA

(Photo by  Bienal Artes Mediales CL)

The Chilean duo, Cristóbal León and Joaquín Cociña, have traveled all the way to BA to take over one of the MAMBA’s spaces and make sure that it is clear the cinema is indeed the 7th art. Animation, sculpture, literature and film come together in the works of León and Cociña and for this experience, the two artists will be filming a part of their film La Casa Lobo in one of the museum’s spaces and using it as a transformative set in which different artistic disciplines intermingle. The process will be on display for the public and there will also be screenings of three of the filmmakers’ short films in which the ideas of beauty and bestiality merge.

The exhibition is being held until the 6th of April and the museum opens from Tuesday to Friday from 11am to 7pm and on weekends from 11am to 8pm. Tickets are 10 pesos. Av. San Juan 350, San Telmo.

Buenos Aires through Artists’ Eyes

(Photo by soyalexreyes.com)

Fundación PROA in La Boca recently inaugurated a new exhibit featuring different representations of Buenos Aires as seen through artists’ eyes. The showcase, which includes photographs, films,  installations, paintings and more,  is an excellent way to get to know different aspects of this bustling lively city.

The exhibition is divided into four parts: the first, features different film fragments that portray the city’s independence and constant rhythmic pulse; the second, deals has the obelisk as its theme and includes photography by the likes of Grete Stern, Horacio Coppola and Juan di Sandro, amongst others, and also, the preparatory sketches and designs of the monument by Alberto Prebisch as well as different art objects inspired by the famous landmark; the third part of the exhibit deals with themes of poverty and alienation, and political and socio-economic aspects; finally, the fourth presents us with a vision for the future.

The exhibit is open until the 27th of October from Tuesday to Sunday from 11 to 7pm. Av. Pedro de Mendoza 1929, La Boca.

BAFICI Independent Film Festival 2013

(Photo by Morgennebel)

The annual international independent film festival, better known as BAFICI, kicks off today with an abundance of colorful images from around the world, insightful documentaries, retrospectives, newcomers to the big screen, conferences, live music and more.

The festival has become one of the most important cultural events in the city ever since its first edition in 1999 and clearly expresses the industry’s boom, which saw its “rebirth” with the New Argentine Cinema wave in the nineties.  To commemorate this flourishing period in local film that brought local customs, social problems and the Argentine middle class to the screen, the festival will be screening a selection of representative films from this cultural movement.

At the Centro Cultural Recoleta there will also be screenings of short films by newcomers to the industry and live music at the auditorium to end every festival day.

Outdoor projections will also take place at the Anfiteatro Parque Centenario and there will be special screenings, including Pink Floyd and Led Zeppelin documentaries, at the Planetarium.

The full festival program is available here.

Harun Farocki at Fundación Proa

(Photo by Media City Film Festival)

Fundación PROA in La Boca has recently inaugurated a new exhibition of renowned German video artist and filmmaker Harun Farocki. The exhibit consists of five  video installations and screenings of his three latest films.

Farocki´s cinematographic universe is centered on the analysis of images produced by contemporary society and the forms of power involved in their production, exhibition and consumption.  Eye/Machine II (2002), for example, examines the role of images and media in the construction of war, whilst Workers Leaving the Factory in Eleven Decades shows different representations of workers throughout film history.

Fundación PROA is open from Tuesdays to Sundays from 11am to 7pm.  Guided tours are offered from Tuesdays to Fridays at 5pm and on weekends at 3pm and 5pm. Av. Pedro de Mendoza 1929, La Boca.  4104.1000.  info@proa.org.