This Week: 7th-13th of September

Monday

polesello

(Prisma- Rogelio Polesello. Photo by A.Davey)

Check out the MALBA’s current exhibits of Argentine artist Rogelio Polesello, and the other of Peruvian artist Teresa Burga. 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.

At 8pm, the BANFF film festival, which screens movies about extreme sports and mountaineering, will take place at the Hoyts Dot cinemas. Vedia 3626, Saavedra

Tuesday

The best of upcoming and emergent Argentine art will be on display the whole week at the Bienal de Arte Joven which kicks off on Tuesday until Sunday. Find the full program here, and don’t miss the free Juana Molina concert at Centro Cultural Konex at 9pm!

Wednesday

gilberto gil

(Photo by Back2Black Festival)

The Fundación PROA Daros Collection, which features contemporary Latin American art, is well worth taking a look at if you’re in the La Boca area. Av. Pedro de Mendoza 1929, La Boca. 

Later on, Croatian pianist Goran Filipcec will be playing at the Palacio Paz Piano Wednesday sessions that are taking place throughout September at 7.30pm.  Santa Fe 750, Retiro

In the evening, Caetano Veloso and Gilberto Gil will be staging a live show at the Luna Park Stadium. Not to be missed! Tickets here.

Thursday

buenos aires

(Photo by José María Pérez Nuñez)

The sunny Thursday forecast should prove perfect for exploring the city coast on a sailboat! More information here.

In the evening, a new Gallery Nights event will be taking place from 7-10pm in the Retiro and Barrio Norte areas. Make sure to stop by for champagne and a glance into the local art scene!

Or, if you didn’t catch the Caetano Veloso and Gilberto Gil concert on Wednesday, get your tickets for their Thursday function here!

Friday

fileteado

(Photo by Alejandra Garcia)

Urban Running Tours are perfect for the sporty types. Those that prefer to eat will certainly enjoy a Parrilla Tour. Otherwise, for something cultural and really typical, try a fileteado porteño tour at 2pm and find out more about this unique local art style.

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

Saturday and Sunday

rueda

(Photo by Marcos Mendoza Saavedra)

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

The annual electronic Moonpark Party will take place on Saturday. Get your tickets here!

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 Mercado 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 ownor try a tour!

This Week in Buenos Aires

Monday

(Photo by Abkar Simonse)

Stop by the Centro Cultural Borges where the new Jean Tinguely exhibit is being displayed! Viamonte and San Martín, downtown.

Korean lyricist Sumi Jo and the Argentine Dario Schmunck, will be giving a free performance at the Colón theatre at 8pm. Cerrito 628, downtown. 

Tuesday

(Photo by wallyg)

Take a private tour with Buenos Aires Historico Tours. Their guides are historians and other humanities graduates from the Buenos Aires University and they will show you a unique and very informed side of the city! 4307-8539.buenosaireshistorico@yahoo.com.ar.

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.

Renowned Russian pianist Arcadi Volodos will be playing the following pieces at the Colón Theatre: Franz Schubert: Piano sonata in A minor, D 784, Johannes Brahms: Intermezzi Op. 117, Nos. 1-3, Franz Liszt: Sonata in B minor.  4th of September at 8.30pm. Tickets here.

Wednesday

(Photo by blmurch)

The MACBA is a new contemporary art museum that recently opened in San Telmo, and because this is their inaugural week it will be free until the 8th of September. Whilst in the area don’t forget to stop by the MAMBA, the museum of modern art, which is just down the block. Av. San Juan, 328, San Telmo.

Don’t miss the Orquesta Típica Fernandez Fierro’s contemporary tango show at 10pm.  Sanchez de Bustamante 764, Abasto.

Thursday

(Photo by carlosoliveirareis)

Stop by the Centro Cultural Recoleta and check out some of the photography exhibits that are being displayed as part of the Festival de la Luz (light festival). The festival takes place throughout August and September around the country.

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.

Brazilian Bossa Nova king, Gilberto Gil, will be performing at the Gran Rex theatre. Tickets here.

Friday

(Photo by Gobierno de la Ciudad de Buenos Aires)

The Casa FOA Molina Ciudad 2012 will be taking place in La Boca until the 14th of October and is a great chance to get to know Argentina architecture and design tendencies. Av. Regimiento de los Patricios, La Boca.

Live Cuban music by singer Ibrahim Ferrer Jr. will be bringing rhythm and swing to the Palermo centered Velma Café. Tickets here.

Saturday and Sunday

(photo by stennstatelive)

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 Casa FOA Molina Ciudad 2012 will be taking place in La Boca until the 14th of October and is a great chance to get to know Argentina architecture and design tendencies. Av. Regimiento de los Patricios, La Boca.

 The Japanese gardens in Palermo will be hosting a Japanese embroidery exhibit throughout the weekend. Av. Figueroa Alcorta and Av. Casares.

The Cirque du Soleil will be presenting their new show from the 8th-30th of September at Complejo al Rio, Vicente Lopez. Tickets here.

 

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