Buenos Aires Art Spree

(PH: Estrella Herrera for  Gobierno de la Ciudad de Buenos Aires)

Several artistic events will be taking place next week in Buenos Aires to wrap up May. The most well known is the annual arteBA fair, the biggest art fair in Latin America that will take place from May 24th to May 27th in La Rural, in Palermo. This year,  the  new FACA art fair  will also be taking place parallel to arteBA from the 25th to the 28th at the Palermo racetracks with food trucks, a beer lounge and DJ’s.

As if two art fairs in one week weren’t enough, the FAENA Arts Center will be showcasing a selection of works from the Biennale of Moving Things from the 23rd to the 30th of May. Also, the first Gallery Day event, taking place in La Boca, San Telmo and Barracas will be carried out on the 20th of May from 3-7pm.

Find out more about current exhibitions and other important BA events in our monthly agenda here.

La próxima semana, la ciudad se despide de mayo con un festín artístico en el que participa toda la movida del arte local. Para empezar, arteBA, la feria de arte más grande de latinoamérica, inaugura el 24 de mayo y se lleva a cabo hasta el 27 en La Rural en Palermo. En simultáneo, la nueva Feria de Arte Contemporáneo (FACA) abre sus puertas el 25 hasta el 28 en el Hipódromo de Palermo donde además habrán food trucks, patio cervecero y DJ’s. 

Como si fuera poco, se suma también una muestra con una selección de obras de la Biennale of Moving Images de Génova en el FAENA Arts Center del 23 al 30 de Mayo. Además, el 20 de mayo se lleva a cabo el primer Gallery Day con circuito en La Boca, San Telmo y Barracas. 

Más información acerca de exhibiciones de arte y otros eventos importantes en la ciudad aquí. 

Buenos Aires Agenda: November/Noviembre

Events and Festivals/ Eventos y festivales

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Elisabeth D’Orcy

27/10-06/11– The Buenos Aires Rojo Sangre Film festival will be screening both national and international films for those that like fantasy and horror. Find the full program here.

El festival de cine Buenos Aires Rojo Sangre va estar proyectando una selección de películas nacionales e internacionales para los fanáticos del cine fantástico y de terror. La programación entera se encuentra aquí.

05-16/11– The Latin Arab Film Fest will be taking place in different venues throughout the city and is a great chance to explore new cinematography.  Find the full program here.

El Latin Arab Film Fest se lleva a cabo en distintos puntos de la ciudad y es una buena oportunidad para explorar otras cinematografías. El programa completo se encuentra aquí. 

10/11- Music lovers should definitely stop by the local record stores on La noche de las disquerías (Record store night) where there will be live music and other related activities.

Los amantes de la música pueden aprovechar La noche de las disquerías para escuchar bandas en vivo y participar de otras actividades relacionadas a la música. 

9-11/11 The three day long Sparkling Nights event is  an excellent opportunity to start the holiday season early by tasting a few bubblies.

Durante tres días, el evento Sparkling Nights ofrece una excelente oportunidad para adelantarse a las fiestas y degustar algunos espumantes. 

14-20/11  Tango dancers, orchestras, singers and the like come together for the Queer Tango Festival on the second week of November.

Bailarines, orquestas y cantantes de tango se reúnen para el Festival de Tango Queer que se lleva a cabo la segunda semana de noviembre. 

19-20/11– During the weekend of the 19th and the 20th stop for a bite at one of the food trucks at the Food Fest BA that will take place in La Rural. Av. Sarmiento 2704, Palermo. 

Durante el fin de semana del 19 y el 20 se lleva a cabo el Food Fest BA en La Rural donde los food trucks darán a conocer las últimas tendencias gourmet de la ciudad. Av. Sarmiento 2704, Palermo.

23-28/11  The Buenos Aires Jazz Festival will be taking place around the city with live music and other related event. Find the full program here.

El Festival de Jazz de Buenos Aires se lleva a cabo en distintas localidades de la ciudad con una oferta variada de música en vivo y actividades relacionadas al jazz. La programación completa se encuentra aquí. 

Art/Arte

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La ciudad hidroespacial- Gyula Kosice / Steve Snodgrass

03/11 –The Gallery Nights event will be taking place in the Downtown area from 7 to 9.30pm.

El evento de arte Gallery Nights se lleva a cabo en el circuito centro de 19 a 21.30. 

MALBA: The MALBA museum is featuring the works of Carlos Motta and Alicia Penalba and will be inaugurating a new exhibit of the 25/11 of works from the Fadel colection. Also, it is presenting a new curatorial concept of its permanent collection titled “Verboamérica” with a post colonial focus. Figueroa Alcorta 3415, Palermo. 

MALBA: El MALBA continúa exhibiendo la obra de Carlos Motta y Alicia Penalba y el 25/11 inaugura una muestra de la colección Fadel. Además, el museo propone un nuevo concepto curatorial de su colección permanente bajo el título “Verboamérica” con un enfoque poscolonial. Figueroa Alcorta 3415, Palermo. 

Fundación PROA: The art foundation in La Boca recently inaugurated a retrospective of Russian Kazimir Malevich’s works well worth visiting. Av. Pedro de Mendoza 1929, La Boca.

Fundación PROA: La fundación de arte en La Boca inauguró recientemente una retrospectiva de la obra del artista ruso Kazimir Malevich. Av. Pedro de Mendoza 1929, La Boca.

MNBA: The Buenos Aires fine arts museums will be showcasing two new exhibits from the 11th of October onwards featuring the works of sculptor Norberto Gómez and of kinetic and luminal artist Gyula Kosice. Av. Libertador 1473, Palermo.

MNBA: El Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes inaugura dos exposiciones nuevas el 11 de Octubre en las que se mostrarán las obras del escultor Norberto Gómez y del arte kinético y lumínico de Gyula Kosice. Av. Libertador 1473, Palermo.

MAMBA:  The Modern Art Museum of Buenos Aires is showcasing a selection of drawings by Antonio Berni, and a series of 3D audiovisual concerts from the 12/11 onwards.

MAMBA: El Museo de Arte Moderno de Buenos Aires está exhibiendo una colección de dibujos de Antonio Berni y a partir del 12/11 inaugura una serie de conciertos audiovisuales 3D.

Buenos Aires Agenda- April/Abril 2016

Events/Eventos

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(Thomas Hawk)

From the 4th to the 10th of April, Malbec Week will be celebrated around the city with wine tasting events, and more. Find the full program here.

Del 4 al 10 de abril se celebra la Semana del Malbec en toda la ciudad con degustaciones, charlas y más. El programa completo se pude encontrar aquí.

From the 9th to the 17th of April, the Ciudad Cultural Konex celebrates Mozart in the second edition of their Classical Music Festival. Tickets here.

Del 9 al 14 de Abril se festeja el nacimiento de Mozart en la segunda edición del Festival de Música Clásica. Entradas aquí.

The BAFICI film festival kicks off on the 13th and will feature a great selection of international independent films until the 24th. Buy your tickets in advance from the 4th of April onwards, and find the full program here.

El festival de cine BAFICI arranca el 13 de abril con una programación amplia de películas independientes que se proyectarán hasta el 24 del mismo mes. Las entradas se venden por anticipado a partir del 4 de abril, y el programa se encuentra disponible aquí

From April 21st to May 9th the annual Book Fair will be taking place in Palermo with a broad range of activities and events related to literature and books. More information here.

Del 21 de abril al 9 de mayo se lleva a cabo la Feria del Libro en Palermo que ofrece una variedad de actividades y eventos relacionados con la literatura y los libros. Más información aquí.

The Colón Theatre will be featuring two operas in April, the opera Don Giovanni from the 5th to the 12th of April; and an experimental opera based on a text by Albert Camus called Le Malentendu from the 7th to the 12th. The program for the month also includes two concerts by Joyce Didonato on the 18th and 19th, and a staging of the Don Quixote Ballet from the 26th to the 30th.  More information here.

El Teatro Colón presenta dos óperas en abril: del 5 al 12, una producción de Don Giovanni, y del 7 al 12 una ópera experimental basada en Le Malentendu, un texto de Albert Camus. También se llevarán a cabo dos conciertos de Joyce Didonato el 18 y el 19 de abril, y una producción de ballet de Don Quijote del 26 al 30. Más información aquí.

Art Exhibits/ Muestras de arte

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(Jorge Macchi by Lux & Jourik)

On Thursday 7th, the first Gallery Night of the year will take place from 7 to 10 pm in the Retiro, Barrio Norte and Recoleta neighborhoods. More information here.

El Jueves 7 se llevará a cabo el primer Gallery Night del año en Retiro, Barrio Norte y Recoleta. Más información aquí.

The MALBA museum in Palermo is showcasing the works of Jorge Macchi, Claudia Andujar and Juan Tessi Cameo. More information here.

El Museo de Arte Latinoamericano (MALBA) tiene en exhibición las obras de Jorge Macchi, Claudia Andujar y Juan Tessi Cameo. Más información aquí.

The MAMBA museum in San Telmo is featuring La Menesunda by Marta Minujín and a recommended exhibit of Argentine artist Ana Gallardo’s work.

En el Museo de Arte Moderno (MAMBA) en San Telmo se exhiben La Menesunda de Marta Minujín y una recomendada muestra de la artista argentina Ana Gallardo.

Fundación PROA in La Boca, in collaboration with the National Museum of 21st Century Arts (MAXII) is displaying Arte en Escena, an exhibit that explores connections between art and theatre in terms of the spatial aspects of staging.

La Fundación PROA en La Boca, con la colaboración del Museo Nacional del Arte del Siglo XXI (MAXII) presenta una muestra llamada Arte en Escena que explora la relación del arte con el espacio escénico. 

Concerts/Recitales

07/04- Meshell Ndegeocello. Teatro Coliseo. Tickets here/Entradas aquí.

16/04- Mark Anthony. Tecnópolis. Tickets here/ Entradas aquí.

27/04- The Count Bassie Orchestra. Tickets here/ Entradas aquí.

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: 9-15 June

Monday

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Pit your wit (and knowledge) against the quiz master at the Pub Quiz Buenos Aires tonight. With three rounds of 10 general knowledge questions and one themed round of 25 questions, you’ll either be breezing through with a perfect score or scratching your head in extreme bafflement. 7.30pm for an 8pm start, La Cigale, 25 de Mayo 597 (corner of Tucumán). 15 pesos.

 

But, if your neurones aren’t quite up to scratch this evening, head to Pipi Cucu for a soul-gathering jazz piano session. Gera Cerruti will be tinkling the old joanna, this and every Monday evening. Ftom 9.30pm. Ciudad de la Paz 557, Belgrano. Tel: 4551-9314.

 

Tuesday

Via Rey de Copas

Via Rey de Copas

 

Some might think it’s crazy that Rey de Copas has just opened up a brand-new terrace in time for winter, but rain or shine, hot or cold, you can still sip on a mojito all year long. Thank goodness for that! Gorriti 5176, Palermo Soho.

 

Wednesday

Via Fuudis

Via Fuudis

 

For  an alternative dining experience, look no further than Fuudis. Promising three restaurants in one evening in San Telmo on their monthly barrio tour, diners will dip into Chochán, Amorinda Tutto Pasta and Aldo’s Vinoteca & Restorán over the course of an evening. Sociable and gastronomical at the same time, all foodies will love this night out.

 

Thursday

Via Gallery Nights

Via Gallery Nights

 

Some people might be getting in a right old state about the FIFA World Cup kicking off today, but others will be way more excited at the latest edition of Gallery Nights. With more bubbles,music and art than you can shake a stick at, also catch live music at galleries with extended openings around Recoleta and Retiro. 7pm-10pm. Tonight only.

 

Friday

Via Sabe la tierra

Via Sabe la tierra

The organic and sustainable Sabe la tierra market leaves its regular abode in the northern suburbs and head to Palermo for the weekend. Besides fruit and veg, organic chicken, eggs, wholewheat bread, oil, algas and teas, you can also expect  designers, sustainable businesses, co-ops and NGOs taking part. Galpón de Milagros, Gorriti 5417, Palermo. Today 6pm-11pm, Saturday 11-11pm, Sunday 11am-7pm.

 

Weekend

Argentina’s first World Cup game against Bosnia and Herzegovina takes place in Rio de Janeiro on Sunday at 6pm. Catch it  where you can: in all good restaurants, bars, cafés, clothes stores, design stores, shopping malls, plazas…

Via GCBA

Via GCBA

Also over the weekend at the Planetarium, there is free star-spotting of the galactic kind. Every Saturday and Sunday from 7pm to 8.30pm.  Av. Sarmiento and Belisario Roldán, Palermo.

This Week in Buenos Aires

Monday

Head to the MALBA and check out the new Liliana Porter exhibit. Avenida Figueroa Alcorta 3415, Palermo.

One Table, the city’s top Monday event, is the best place to start the week with glorious foods, great wines and a chance to share with lovely people. Book your place at 3220-6820.

Tuesday

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Take advantage of the sunny spring weather and take a biking tour of the city with Buenos Aires Biking tours.  More information here.

Later on, stop by La Catedral in Almagro where you can take a tango lesson staring at 7.30 pm or 9pm. Sarmiento 4006, Almagro.

Wednesday

(Photo by Andrés Bustos)

If you’re in the Recoleta area, stop by the Centro Cultural Recoleta and check out the Clorindo Testa exhibit being held until the 20th of October.

In the evening, stop for hotdogs and a drink at the posh Verne Cocktail Club owned by Fede Cuco, our celebrated happy hour bartender. Medrano 1475, Palermo.

Thursday

(Photo by Amodiovalerio Verde)

One of the architectural landmarks of the city is the famous Palacio Barolo full of references to poet Dante Alighieri. Guided tours take place from 4pm to 7pm and evening guided tours at 8.30pm include tasting of an awarded wine and a national delicacy.

Later on, don’t miss the monthly gallery night event that will take place in the Retiro, Barrio Norte and Recoleta neighborhoods.  More information here.

Friday

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Book your place for a Foto Ruta Academia tour where you can get to know the city through the lens while benefiting from professional photography tips! More information here.

In the evening, check out Spam, the spoken opera that will be performed at the Colón Theatre as part of the FIBA festival. More information here.

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.

On Saturday, PM Open Air Music will be taking place with live music and more from 3pm onwards at San Pedro de Jujuy 101, Retiro.

The monthly organic food fair, Buenos Aires Market, will be taking place on Saturday and Sunday at La Usina del Arte in La Boca. More information here.

Throughout the weekend, catch some live music at the Personal Fest, featuring Aerosmith, Muse, Whitesnake and Janes Addiction. Tickets here.

October in Buenos Aires

Events and Festivals

3rd-6th of October- The annual gourmet food fair, MASTICAR, which is organized by some of the cities most prestigious chefs, will be taking place in Colegiales. More information here.

4th of October/18th of October- Fierro Hotel Happy Hour, which features great music, drinks by celebrity bar tender Fede Cuco and tapas by the one and only Hernán Gipponi will be taking place at the Hotel’s lush green garden every fortnight from 6pm to 9pm. Soler 5862, Palermo.

4th-20th of October- FIBA, the international theatre festival will be taking place at theatres around the city.  More information here.

10th of October- The monthly art event, Gallery nights, will be taking place throughout Retiro, Barrio Norte and Recoleta. More information here.

12-13th of October- The monthly organic food fair, Buenos Aires Market, will be taking place at La Usina del Arte in La Boca. More information here.

20th-25th of October- The international jazz festival will be setting the tunes for Spring. More information here.

Every Saturday, throughout Spring and Summer, the PM Open Air Music will be taking place with live music and more starting at 3pm at San Pedro de Jujuy 101, Retiro.

Concerts:

2nd of October- Al Di Meola at the Teatro Opera. Tickets here.

4th of October- Marc Houle, Magda and Troy Pierce at Mandarine Park.Avenida Costanera Norte and Sarmiento.

5th of October- Paul Van Dyke at Mandarine Park.Avenida Costanera Norte and Sarmiento.

6th of October- Black Sabath and Megadeth at Estadio Único de la Plata. Tickets here.

12th and 13th of October- Personal Fest featuring Aerosmith, Muse, Whitesnake and Janes Addiction. Tickets here.

Colón Theatre:

Opera:

Bebe Dom and The City Planet.  20/22/25/29 October.

Concerts:

A Tribute to Music- Featuring music composed by Britten, Williams and Prokief for the viola. 3rd of October.

Sounds in Music: Featuring organ music composed by Gounod, Bizet and Saint-Saenz. 10th of October.

Expressive Depths- Featuring cello compositions by Khachaturian and Brahms. 24th of October.

Free Sunday Morning Concerts (tickets must be picked up 48 hours prior to the concerts at the theatre’s box office. A maximum of two per person are handed out until full capacity is reached.)

Chango Spasiuk Trio- 6th of October at 11am.

Ernesto Jodos Trio- 13th of October at 11am.

Other events:

Screening of Metropolis with live orchestra music- 23rd of October at 8.30pm.

Spam- Spoken opera that will be performed as part of the FIBA festival. 10/11/12/13/18th of October.

Purchase tickets online for Colón Theatre functions here.