Buenos Aires Agenda: October/Octubre 2015

Monday/Lunes

stairway to heaven

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The 30th edition of the Casa FOA design fair is taking place until the 30th of November at a specially remodeled 40’s style house in the Retiro area that is well worth visiting, especially for architecture and design enthusiasts. Basavilbaso 1233, downtown. 

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.

La feria de diseño Casa FOA cumple 30 años y hasta el 30 de noviembre abre las puertas de una casa especialmente remodelada de la década del 40 en la zona de Retiro que vale la pena visitar, en especial si sos entusiasta de la arquitectura y el diseño. Basavilbaso 1233, microcentro.

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

luna

(Photo by Fotero)

The MAMBA is featuring a remake of Marta Minujín’s famous La Menesunda installation which provides visitors with sensory stimulus in eleven different settings. Av. San Juan 350, San Telmo

In the evening, Irish musician Damien Rice will be staging a live show at the San Telmo centered La Trastienda. Tickets here

It’s also full moon Tuesday, so find yourself a nice bar with a terrace and enjoy a moonlit drink outdoors. 

El MAMBA está exhibiendo una nueva versión de la famosa instalación La Menesunda, de Marta Minujín, en la que el público puede experimentar diferentes estímulos sensoriales en once situaciones distintas.  Av. San Juan 350, San Telmo

A la noche, el músico irlandés Damien Rice se presenta en La Trastienda en San Telmo. Entradas aquí.

El martes también hay luna llena, ideal para tomar unos tragos al aire libre en algún bar con terraza.

Wednesday/Miércoles

brass

(Photo by S.Su)

Sculpture and dance come together at a joint exhibit by the national fine arts museum (MNAD) and the Centro Cultural Kirchner. Sarmiento 151, downtown.

Later, the Hypnotic Brass Ensemble will lively up the evening at Niceto Club. Tickets here

Escultura y danza se unen en la exhibición conjunta que presentan el Museo Nacional del Bellas Artes (MNAD) y el Centro Cultural KirchnerSarmiento 151, microcentro.

Más tarde, la Hypnotic Brass Ensemble le da vida a la noche porteña en Niceto Club. Entradas aquí.

Thursday/Jueves

fenakisticopio

(Image from Fondo Antiguo de la Universidad de Sevilla)

Don’t miss the FASE 7 art, science and technology fair that will take place until Sunday at the Centro Cultural Recoleta. Junín 1930, Recoleta

Later on, head to the Doppelganger Bar in San Telmo for some of the city’s best drinks and atmosphere. Juan de Garay 500, San Telmo.4300 0201.

No te pierdas la feria de arte, ciencia y tecnología FASE 7 que se lleva a cabo hasta el domingo en el Centro Cultural Recoleta. Junín 1930, Recoleta

Por la noche, Doppelganger Bar en San Telmo, es una buena opción para probar algunos de los mejores cócteles de Buenos Aires en uno de los ambientes más amenos de la ciudad. Juan de Garay 500, San Telmo.4300 0201.

Friday/Viernes

ferris wheel

(Photo by Helder Ribeiro)

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 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 Mercado 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

witches

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

On Saturday and Sunday, the gourmet food fair Buenos Aires Market will be taking place at the mythical Mercado de las Pulgas. Álvarez Thomas and Concepción de Arenal, Colegiales

Although traditionally Argentines don’t celebrate Halloween, Sugar Club in Palermo is always up for some dress-up fun on the 31st and Milion Bar will be hosting a Haunted House night, and giving out a best-costume prize. 

Museum Night (La Noche de los Museos) will also be taking place on Saturday night with a chance to visit all the city museums under the ghoulish light of a fading moon. 

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 y el domingo, la feria de alimentos gourmet Buenos Aires Market se lleva a cabo en el mítico Mercado de las Pulgas. Álvarez Thomas y Concepción de Arenal, Colegiales

Aunque en Argentina tradicionalmente no se festeja la Noche de Brujas, Sugar Club en Palermo siempre se disfraza el 31 de Octubre y el bar Milion también va a estar abriendo las puertas de su casa embrujada y dando premio al mejor disfráz.

La Noche de los Museosen la que se pueden visitar los museos de la ciudad bajo la luz tenue de la luna menguante, también va a llevarse a cabo el sábado a la noche.

Fierro Loves Soho: Interior Design

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The Soho area of Palermo is shoppers’ heaven, and one of the aspects it is strong in is interior design. Argentine design has seen a boom in the last 15 years and has veered towards innovation and creative new tendencies merging art, engineering, and architecture. Soho´s top spots for checking out furniture, lighting and decorations for the home include:

Paul Deco– Pablo Chiappore is a renowned local interior designer and his Palermo centered store is one of the area’s most beautiful spots for interior design and also for stopping for a sip of something in the store’s patio. Gorriti 4865, Palermo. 

Pehache– This is probably one of the most successful design stores in the city and for good reason. The design hotspot is set in a remodeled old Palermo house where every room displays a different style. The cafe in the garden is perfect for unwinding after a long shopping day. Additionally, Pehache regularly hosts different events. This Saturday, they will be celebrating their third birthday with live piano music in the garden. Gurruchaga 1418, Palermo. 

La Mersa- Retro designs inspired in the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s are La Mersa’s trademark style. Here you will find designer furniture, and mundane objects such as bicycle wheels acquire a whole new dimension. Nicaragua 4835, Palermo. 

Gaby de Grazia- Florid curtains and bedspreads, and a whole section of the store dedicated to babies and children’s rooms makes for the success of this cozy decoration store.  Armenia 1914, Palermo.

Wathemala– This is a cute spot to stop by if you’re looking for decorations and household objects with an antique twist. Grandma style teapots, candleholders and vases are what you’ll find! Guatemala 6090, Palermo.

Violraviol– For super retro accessories such as aprons, tote bags and flowery place mats then head to this sweet spot which will surely inspire you to head home to cook cakes and sugary goods. El Salvador 5894, Palermo.

Leather Goods in Argentina

(Photo by Eduardo Amorim)

In the country of asados it is only natural that there be a booming leather industry too.  We always get asked by visitors where the best places to buy are, so here is an overview!

Clothes and Shoes

There are many stores that specialize in leather jackets, belts, purses, shoes and more. The best known are Casa Lopez, that offers top-quality goods with tasteful classic designs, Lopez Taibo that specializes in shoes, Silvia Eisele for custom made leather designs, and Murillo 666 for leather jackets. Prune is also popular amongst women and offers a variety of clothing items, shoes, and bags.  Find some more suggestions here.

Equestrian Accessories

Argentina is also renowned for its equestrian sports, especially polo, and is one of the world’s most important producers of leather accessories for riding such as stirrups, riding mounts, boots and more. The place to go for these items are “talabarterias”, where some also sell other leather items including clothing, wallets and more with a more local Pampas style design. Some of the best known are La Martina, Arandu and Jorge Canaves who specializes in saddles.

Rugs and Accessories for the Home

Another area in which leather and cowhides are very popular is in interior design. Lifestyle by Cara offers all kinds of leather designs for the home and, has an online store that ships everywhere.  Cowhide Argentina also ships abroad and as the name implies specializes in cowhides and leather patchwork rugs. Eugenio Aguirre offers gorgeous designer furniture in which he mixes leather with wood.

The Feria de Mataderos and San Antonio de Areco are also great places to get typical leather goods.

March in Buenos Aires

(Photo by Alex PC)

March marks the end of summer and the beginning of autumn. As locals return from vacations and the school year starts, the city’s rhythm picks up.

Below are a few of the upcoming events and concerts that will be taking place throughout the month.

Events:

Colón Theatre Season: The Colón Theatre Season kicks off with the opera St.Mark Passion by Osvaldo Golijov and several concerts by the Buenos Aires Philharmonic. More information on dates and tickets here.

Presentes Otoño Fair:  The Presentes Otoño interior design fair will be taking place at La Rural from the 15th-18th of March. More information here.

Ciudanza: This annual event brings dance out of the theatre and into the city as urban landscapes become the stage. The selected dancers will be performing at Parque Chacabuco, Parque Lezama and Barrancas de Belgrano from   March 29th-1st of April. More information here.

*The MALBA will be closing some of its exhibit halls from the 12th-24th of March.

Concerts:

Roger Waters: 7, 9, 10, 12, 14, 15, 17 and 18th of March

The British legend that was once part of Pink Floyd will be back to the city and due to the outsold shows will be playing 8 dates at the River Plate Stadium!  Tickets here.

Toquinho: 9th of March

The renowned Brazilian Bossa Nova artist will be staging a live show at the Gran Rex Theatre. Tickets here.

John Zorn-Masada: 15th of March

Freestyle avant-garde jazz group, Masada, will be playing at the Teatro Coliseo. Tickets here.

Joe Cocker: 19th of March

The English blues and rock singer will be playing at Estadio Luna Park. Tickets here.

Creedence Clearwater Revival: 20th March

The famous 60´s and 70´s rock band will be playing for their loyal local fans at Estadio Luna Park. Tickets here.

Michael Bublé:  24th-25th March

Successful Canadian singer and actor, Michael Bublé, will be staging a show at the Luna Park. Tickets here.

Caetano and Moreno Veloso: 27th March

Brazilian bossa nova king Caetano Veloso and his son Moreno Veloso will be staging a show at the Gran Rex. Tickets here.