August in Buenos Aires

(Photo by jorgeBRAZIL)

The cold continues in the Southern Hemisphere, however, during August, activity picks up as the school winter break ends, the skiing season slows down and spring is anticipated.

August is also a big tourism month because it is when the Tango festival and world championship takes place.

Below are all the August events to plan for and look forward to.

Estrellas de Ballet Ruso: Don´t miss the chance to see Russia’s top ballet dancers on stage at the Teatro Coliseo.  There will be three performances on the 31st of July and the 1st and 2nd of August at 8.30pm. Tickets here.

Buenos Aires Fashion Week: The latest Argentine fashion will be presented at the Spring/Summer BA Fashion week that will be taking place from the 7th to the 10th of August.

Tango Festival and World Championship: The largest worldwide tango event of the year takes place from the 14th to the 28th of August in Recoleta. An excellent opportunity to watch the best dancers, listen to best music and participate in all tango-related events.

Colón Theatre highlights during August include the Sleeping Beauty ballet 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th of August (tickets here) and I Due Figaro opera on the 28th and 30th of August (tickets here).  Renowned Hungarian/British classical pianist, András Schiff, will be offering a special concert on the 22nd of August (tickets here.The full Colón Theatre winter program is available here.

Riverdance: The renowned Irish dance company will be presenting a special show at the Gran Rex Theatre from the 22nd-29th of August. Tickets here.

Dream Theatre: 19th of August at the Luna Park Stadium. Tickets here.

Maroon 5: 31st of August at Estadio Ferro. Tickets here.


Temporary Exhibits:

MALBA (Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires)

–       Fernando Bryce: 29th of June- 20th of August

–       Victor Grippo: 27th of July- 22nd of October

–       Matias Duville: 27th of July-29th of October

MNBA (Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes)

–       Real/Virtual: Argentine kinetic art from the 70’s. 14th of June-19th of August.

MNAD (Museo Nacional de Arte Decorativo)

–       Meraviglie dalle Marche: 600 years of Italian Art. 7th of July-30th of September.

–       Racing motorcycles from the 70’s-80’s. 4th of July -2nd of September.

Fundación Proa

–        Arte de contradicciones. Pop, realismos y política. Brasil – Argentina 1960

–        Aizenberg y Amigos