This Week: 22nd- 28th of June 2015

Monday

antorcha

(Photo by Beatrice Murch)

If you’re planning to visit the city center to see the Obelisco, stop by the Palacio de Aguas Corrientes (palace of running waters) on Cordoba Avenue and Riobamba. The stunning building is now Aguas Argentinas´ (the local water company headquarters) and is also a museum. Open from 9am-1pm. Riobamba 750 – 1° Piso.  6319-1104.

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

matestrellado

(Photo by Manu Galindo)

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

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

Stop by the Casa del Bicentenario to check out the new exhibit, Legado Vivo, which showcases elements from Wichi and Maori cultures. Riobamba 985, downtown

Later on, at 10pm in the Abasto Neighborhood, the contemporary tango group Orquesta Típica Fernandez Fierro will be staging a live show. Sánchez de Bustamante 764, Abasto.

Thursday

lucharemos

(Lucharemos hasta borrar la ley- Sebastián Diaz Morales)

The MALBA will be inaugurating two new exhibits, one of renowned Argentine artist Rogelio Poleccelo, and the other of a collection of video art by different artists that depict controversial historical events. Av. Figueroa Alcorta 3415, Palermo.

At 8pm, the Buenos Aires Philharmonic Orchestra will be presenting clarinet pieces by John Corigliano and Antonin Dvorak at the Colón Theatre. Tickets here.

Friday

higuaín

(Photo by Articularnos.com)

Head to the new Centro Cultural Kirchner, which used to be the post office headquarters, and check out the exhibits on mail art and Sophie Calle. At 5pm, there will also be a performance by Fernando Rubio called Todo lo que está a mi lado. Sarmiento 151, downtown.

At 8.30pm, experience the Argentine football sentiment at one of the city bars with TV screens where you can drink beer, nibble on empanadas and watch the Copa America football match against Colombia with the locals.

Saturday and Sunday

rosdal

(Photo by Nathali López)

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

Throughout June, every Saturday at 10pm, renowned Argentine folklore and jazz artist, Luis Salinas, will be playing a live show at Torcuato Tasso. Defensa 1575, San Telmo

On Saturday evening, the Colón Theatre will be staging a concert by the Budapest Festival Orchestra (tickets here), and on Sunday at 11 am, the Mendoza University Choir will be presenting a medeley of choral pieces (tickets are free- 2 per person-  and handed out on a first come first serve basis at the Theatre’s ticket office on Saturday)

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.

This Week: 15th-21st of June

Monday

percusion

(Photo by Let Ideas Compete)

Kick off the week with a good book at the Ateneo Grand Splendid bookstore, considered to be one of the most beautiful in the world. Av. Santa Fe 1860, Recoleta.

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 UCO after office event that takes place every day! 3220-6800. Soler 5862, Palermo

In the evening, 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

matches

(Photo by Patrik Theander)

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

Don’t miss the Colón Theatre’s experimental choral adaptation of Hans Christian Anderson’s The Little Match Girl that will be staged from Tuesday through Friday at 8pm. Tickets here.

Wednesday

wine

(Photo by Patrik Theander)

The Ciudad Emergente Festival kicks off until the 21st of June with live music, dance performances, art, stand-up comedy and more. Find the full program here.

Book your place for a Palermo wine tour with Sorrel Moseley-Williams and sample six different wines as you get to know some of the area’s best purchasing spots. More information here.

Thursday

artesanía

(Photo by alejandro cañizares)

Stop by the Casa del Bicentenario to check out the new exhibit, Legado Vivo, which showcases elements from Wichi and Maori cultures. Riobamba 985, downtown.

In the evening, the monthly Gallery Nights event will be taking place in the Retiro, Recoleta and Barrio Norte neighborhoods from 7pm onwards. More information here.

Friday

medusa

(Medusa by Vic Muniz-Photo by Paradasos)

Renowned artist Vic Muniz will be showcasing his work in the Retiro area at the Universidad Nacional Tres de Febrero until the 14th of September. Av. Antartida Argentina 1355, downtown.

At 8pm, the MALBA will be screening John Ford’s The Iron Horse and after midnight, Dr Caligari’s Cabinet by Robert Weine. Both silent films will have live music by the National Film Chamber Orchestra. Av. Figueroa Alcorta 3415, Palermo

Saturday and Sunday

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

The Ciudad Emergente Festival will be taking place throughout the weekend with live music, dance performances, art, stand-up comedy and more. Find the full program here.

Throughout June, every Saturday at 10pm, renowned Argentine folklore and jazz artist, Luis Salinas, will be playing a live show at Torcuato Tasso. Defensa 1575, San Telmo

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.

This Week: 25th-31st of May

Monday

san martin

(Photo by Santiago Allaria)

Argentina celebrates its independence and the Fiesta de Colectividades will be taking place at Av Caseros for the occasion from 11am onwards. There will be food stands and typical folklore music and dances. Av. Caseros and Monteagudo, Parque Patricios.

Last chance to stop by the Puro Diseño design fair at La Rural in Palermo. More information here.

In the evening, BAMA cine arte will be screening David Lynch’s Wild at Heart at 7pm, and The Elephant man at 9.30pm. Diagonal Norte 1150, downtown.

Tuesday

Volatil felicidad (Fleeting Happiness) is the new photography exhibit taking place at Parque de la Memoria, which gathers a collection of images from Argentina in the nineties. Rafael Obligado 6745, Costanera.

In the evening, don’t miss the Buena Vista Social Club live concert at the Gran Rex Theatre. Tickets here.

Wednesday

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(Photo by Georgina)

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

Tchaikovsky’s gorgeous Swan Lake ballet will be staged all week at the Colón Theatre. Tickets here.

Thursday

The B.15 Performance Biennial is still taking place until the 7th of June with works by renowned local and international artists including Laurie Anderson, Marina Abramovic, Marta Minujín, Sophie Calle and more. Find the full program here.

In the evening, renowned Argentine singer/songwriter Silvio Rodriguez will be staging a live show at the Luna Park Stadium Tickets here

Friday

planetario

 (Photo by nestor ferraro)

The Ciudad Verde Festival, which promotes sustainability and healthy lifestyle, will be taking place throughout the weekend from Friday to Sunday with exhibits of recycled garbage art, a food fair and more. Find the full program here.

At 8pm or 9.30pm there will be a live band at the Planetarium playing Pink Floyd covers under projections of impressive starry skies. Av. Sarmiento and Belisario Roldán, Palermo.

Saturday and Sunday

gaia

(Photo by Alice Popkorn)

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

The Ciudad Verde Festival, which promotes sustainability and healthy lifestyle, will be taking place throughout the weekend with exhibits of recycld garbage art, a food fair and more. Find the full program here.

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.

This Week: 20-26th of April

Monday

cinema

(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.

Argentine Talents: Atahualpa Yupanqui

(Photo by Patricio Irisarri)

Atahualpa Yupanqui is considered to have been the most important folklore musician of the country.  His real name was Hector Roberto Chavero Aramburu, and the pseudonym he adopted is Quechua for “he who comes from a faraway land to tell something.” The renowned musician was not only a singer, songwriter and guitarist, but also a poet and an author, and is remembered both for his music and his lyrics.

One of the great influences on his work was his second wife Nenette, a French musician who immigrated to Buenos Aires in the thirties. Since she was the artist’s second wife, and at the time they met he was still not divorced, and also because of the strong traditional imprint in Yupanqui’s work and the sexist conditions of Argentine culture at the time, Nenette worked under the pseudonym Pablo del Cerro.  Credited to Pablo/Nenette are 66 songs, most in collaboration with Yupanqui.

Argentine Talents: José Larralde

Argentine folklore is characterized for its poetic representation of the land and the local people. Talented songwriters and singers have helped to configure the identity of indigenes and gauchos, rivers and birds, and the ever-present Argentine nostalgia of farewell. One of the most low-key and yet stunning voices of the local folklore scene is José Larralde, who has recorded over twenty records since the late sixties, dealing with themes of injustice and inequality. The singer and songwriter has also worked as a construction worker, mechanic, and rural worker amongst other jobs that colored his music with the experience of the common working man.

Argentine Talents: Eduardo Falú

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Eduardo Falú was one of the most important folklore artists of the country. The guitarist, composer and singer, was known for his warm voice and for combining the traditional sounds of the northwestern region of the country, which is where he was from, and classical aspects of music, which he dedicated his life to studying.

 In the sixties and seventies he became one of the voices of the “nueva canción” in which folkloric elements combined with social protest, although he was less political than other renowned voices of this movement. He also composed music for words by the likes of Borges and Sábato.

Born in Salta, the influence of the region’s indigenous music marked him and he began to learn guitar on his own, at a local barbershop (it is rumored). The renowned artist passed away this past 9th of August at the age of ninety and the traditional sounds of his home and his soulful talent are ever present in his music, a rich addition to Argentine culture.