This Week: 8-14th of June

Monday

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Last chance to check out the interactive art and performance exhibit Experiencia Infinita (Infinite Experience) at the Malba, plus, at 7pm there will be a performance/conference by Manuel Segade. 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 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

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(Photo by Dani Alvarez)

Stop by the Ateneo Grand Splendid bookstore, considered to be one of the most beautiful in the world, and read something enticing over a cup of coffee. Av. Santa Fe 1860, Recoleta.

From the 9th to the 15th of June the renowned Café Vinilo will be hosting the Vinilo 015 Festival with live music acts by famous local jazz, folklore and tango musicians. Gorriti 3780, Palermo.

Wednesday

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Last week to stop by the Mona Hatoum exhibit at Fundación Proa which closes on Sunday! Av. Pedro de Mendoza 1929, La Boca

At 7pm, head to La Trastienda for their Brazilian Wednesday event, Miércoles Carinhosos, and dance all the way past midnight. Balcarce 460, San Telmo.

Thursday                

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Stop by 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.

In the evening, head to the Teatro Opera where the Chinese dance show Shen Yun: the Monkey King will take place starting at 8.30pm. Tickets here.

Friday

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.

In the evening, starting at 9pm, renowned Jazz musician Billy Cobham will be staging a live show at Teatro Coliseo. Tickets here.

Saturday and Sunday

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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

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.

On Sunday morning, at 11am there will be a free concert by the Camerata Bariloche at the Colón Theatre. Stop by the theatre on Saturday to get 2 free tickets per person on a first come first serve basis. Cerrito 628, downtown.

This Week: 27th of April- 3rd of May

Monday

The first edition of the B.15 Performance Biennial will be taking place until the 7th of June with works by renowned local and international artists including Laurie Anderson, Marta Minujín, Sophie Calle and more. Find the full 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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If you haven’t stopped by the International Book Fair yet make sure to head to La Rural in Palermo and join other bookworms on their quest for inspiring stories and lectures on the world of words. 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

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

In the evening, at 9pm, the Tango Championship kicks off until the 10th of May! More information here.

Thursday

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(Photo byMinisterio de Cultura de la Nación Argentina)

One of the city’s architectural landmarks 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. Av. de Mayo 1370, downtown.

Later on, from 7pm to 11.30pm, the Recoleta fine arts museum (MNBA) opens its doors for an alternative experience of art with live music, video projections and more! av. del Libertador 1473, Recoleta.  

Friday

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(Photo by David Stanley)

Friday is a national holiday due to Labor Day celebrations!

Stop by San Telmo and catch a glimpse of the stunning Rogelio Yrurtia monument to labor on Paseo Colón and Independecia Avenue.

In the evening, at 9.30pm head to Boris Club de Jazz in Palermo for a live show by Clave Cubana. Tickets here.

Saturday and Sunday 

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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 Monsters of Rock festival will be taking place during the weekend featuring live performances by Motorhead, Judas Priest and Ozzy Osborne. Tickets here.

This Week: 17-23 November

Monday

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The MALBA is showing a new exhibit featuring famous Argentine artist Antonio Berni’s work. Figueroa Alcorta 3415, Palermo.

In the evening, starting at 7pm there will be classic Hindu dances at the Centro Cultural Borges as part of the VI India Festival, taking place until the 24th of November. Viamonte and San Martín, downtown.

Tuesday

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Check out the new exhibit at the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes: Fatal Seduction. Erotic Imagery of the 19th Century. Av. Del Libertador 1473, Recoleta.

In the evening, Deep Purple will be staging a live show at the estadio Luna Park. Tickets here

Wednesday

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The international jazz festival kicks off and will be taking place until Monday the 27th of November. Find the full program here.

In the evening, head to the Centro Cultural Recoleta to catch the stunning Fuerza Bruta show. Tickets here.

Thursday

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The Bienal de Imágenes en Movimiento will be taking place from the 20th to the 30th of November featuring films and experimental video art from around the world. Find the full program here.

In the evening stop by La Catedral for a tango lesson at 6, 7.30 or 9pm. Sarmiento 4006, Almagro.

Friday

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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!

In the evening, book your place at the mysterious Club Silencio to experience music with your eyes blindfolded and more surprises starting at 11pm. info@clubsilencio.com.ar

Saturday /Sunday/ Monday

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

The Jazz Festival, the India Festival and the Bienal de Imagenes en Movimiento will all be taking place throughout the long weekend.

Buenos Aires International Jazz Festival 2013

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The Buenos Aires International Jazz Festival kicks off today at 8.30pm in La Boca with a live performance by the renowned Dutch ICP Orchestra. The festival, which will take place until the 25th of November, has become one of the annual favorites in the city, which is not surprising given the vibrant local musicality.

This year, the event features a rich program of both local and international artists including  Jonathan Kreissberg, Darmon Meader, Banda Mantiquiera, amongst others. Also, the festival’s special “Cruces” feature brings together local and international artists to collaborate on the same stage . These concerts will be taking place at Thelonius Club de Jazz and Café Vinilo. La Trastienda, in San Telmo, will be the place to go to for jamming and discovering upcoming artists who will be presenting their new records. Finally, free concerts will be taking place every day at the Centro Cultural Recoleta (which is right next to the Recoleta Cemetery) and at the Parque Centenario. The Centro Cultural Recoleta will also be screening films about jazz..

The full program is available here.  Tickets to International and Cruces concerts must be purchased in advance.

Palermo Loves Hollywood: Live Music Venues

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Buenos Aires is a city of artists and musicians, so catching quality live shows, both on a local and international level is pretty easy on any week without having to look to hard. Palermo Hollywood has a couple of very worthwhile venues that are dedicated to inciting tapping feet.

Club Niceto is a classic BA nightlife option that offers live music shows by local and international artists, and also cutting-edge theme based parties. More information on their program here . Niceto Vega 5510, Palermo.

Boris Club de Jazz combines auteur cuisine with art and live jazz music, by both national and international acts. Find their program here. Gorriti 5568, Palermo.

Makena Cantina Club is a lively bar where local funk, rock and reggae bands often go to play in a relaxed atmosphere. More information here. Fitz Roy 1519, Palermo.

No Avestruz is a cultural center that offers live music shows, theatre performances, dance, and film screenings. Check out their program here.Humboldt 1857, Palermo.

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.

Argentine Talents: Walter Malosetti

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Walter Malosetti was one of the greatest jazz composers and guitarists of the country. The musician, who recently passed away, was born in Córdoba in the thirties and was a big influence on the Argentine jazz scene. During the fifties he played with some of the most significant local orchestras including Guardia Vieja Jazz Band, California Ramblers and The Georgians Jazz Band. In the sixties, he founded a jazz and guitar institute where many of the locally renowned names, such as Armando Alonso, Francisco Rivero and Botafogo, went to study. Throughout the following decades, he continued to teach and to play and record music, both locally and abroad. His style was highly influenced by swing music and he often cited Louis Armstrong and Django Reinhardt as his greatest influences.

Argentine Talent: Luis Salinas

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Luis Salinas is one if the most prolific contemporary musicians of the country. Known for his superb guitar playing, and his interpretations of tango, folklore and Latin jazz, he has merged the traditional with the new, proving both his talent and ability.

The renowned guitarist, born in 1957 in Monte Grande, at the south of the Buenos Aires province,  he began playing at a young and recorded with artists such as Adolfo Ábalos, Horacio Salgán and Tomatito, amongst others.

Currently, every Saturday throughout June, he is staging live shows at Torcuato Tasso in San Telmo.  On the 15th of June (today), he will play a repertoire of funk, rock, blues and ballads. On the 22nd of June he will play traditional Latin music and on the 29th he will play Latin-Jazz. Tickets are 120 pesos and places must be booked in advance. The shows begin at 10pm, and the public must arrive at 9pm. More information here.

This Week in Buenos Aires

Monday

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Celebrate Earth Day by taking a day trip to Tigre, a town in the outskirts of the city set on an island lined by small rivers and streams. Enjoy nature and the variety of attractions this location offers including canoeing, kayak and other excursions by boat, trekking, ecotourism, restaurants, spas, tea-houses, picnic sites, a naval museum, an art museum, a mate museum, a casino, a crafts fair and an amusement park. More information here.

 

Tuesday

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One of the architectural landmarks of the city is the famous Palacio Barolo. Guided tours are available Mondays and Thursdays from 4pm to 7pm and evening guided tours on Mondays and Wednesdays at 8pm and Thursdays at 8.30pm includes tasting of an awarded wine and a national delicacy. More information here.

In the evening, stop by La Catedral in Almagro where you can take a tango lesson starting at 7.30 pm or 9pm. Sarmiento 4006, Almagro.

Wednesday

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Stop by the MALBA in Recoleta and get a glimpse of the Latin American modern art scene and of Grete Stern and Adriana Varejao’s work. Figueroa Alcorta 3415, Recoleta.

Daniel Johnston will be staging a live show starting at 9pm at the popular Palermo Niceto Club. Tickets can be purchased from Monday to Friday from midday to 6pm at Niceto Vega 5510, Palermo.

Thursday

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The annual book fair kicks off until the 13th of May and is a great place for browsing, shopping and seminars. The fair’s theme this year is Books as Bridges and there will be a special focus on Dutch literature.

The Buenos Aires Philharmonic Orchestra will be staging a concert at 8.30pm at the stunning Colón Theatre. Tickets here.

Friday

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Book your place for the full parrilla experience with Parrilla Tour. These filling excursions, which take place in San Telmo on Fridays, will surely leave you satisfied.

In the evening, jazz musician Fabian Zylberman will be presenting his new album at Thelonious starting at 9.30 pm.  Later on, after midnight, the Juan Nevani Jazz Trio will continue to bring music to the night. Salguero 1884, 1st floor, Palermo.

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.

PM Open air music– Outdoor live music, art and more merge in this new Saturday event which takes place in Palermo from 2pm to 9pm. Paraguay 4905, Palermo

The Colón Theatre will be presenting a free concert by the Philharmonic Quintet who will be playing pieces by Mozart and Schuller. Tickets must be picked up in advance.

On Sunday, Tales of the Cocktail Tour kicks off, promising for three days of cocktails, tango, New Orleans style brunch and great parties. More information here.

Also on Sunday, there will be a Sumo demonstration at the gorgeous Japanese gardens in Palermo starting at 3.30pm. Figueroa Alcorta and Av. Casares, Palermo.

Buenos Aires Jazz Festival

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The Buenos Aires Jazz Festival will be taking place until the 26th of November, promising for a music filled long weekend. The event, which will feature both local and international acts, will also include special classes by international artists, film screenings and a photography exhibit.

Concerts are divided into seven different sections:

–       The international acts section will take place at the Usina del Arte in La Boca and in the Teatro Regio downtown. It will feature live acts by the Alain Jean-Marié Trio/ Cajanegra, Agustín Moya Quinteto / Alain Jean-Marie Solopiano, Dúo Ralph Towner – Javier Girotto / Kirk Lightsey Solopiano, Marc Ducret Trío / Ramon Fossati Glowing Trío, John Hollenbeck Quintet / Kirk Lightsey Trío, and Banda Mantiqueira.

–       The outdoor shows section will feature free shows on the outdoor terrace of the Centro Cultural Recoleta and the Anfiteatro Parque Centenario.

–       The jazzology section will also take place at the Centro Cultural Recoleta and features a jazz program directed by Carlos Inzillo who has brought different artists together to promote the local jazz scene.

–       There will also be an unplugged section that will feature free concerts at the Centro Cultural Recoelta’s El Aleph auditorium.

–       Every evening staring at 11.30pm there will be a jam session at La Trastienda with renowned local jazz musician Gillespi.

–       The special projects section will also take place in La Trastienda and will feature free concerts presenting new records and concepts by different artists.

–       Finally, Cruces is the section destined to bringing local and international artists together on the same stage. Upcoming concerts taking place at Cafe Vinilo and Notorious include: Danny Grissett & Jeanfrançois Prins + Juan Manuel Bayón & Luciano Ruggieri, Ugonna Okegwo, Adam Cruz & Mark Aanderud + Alejandro Demogli & Mariano Loiácono, Louis Winsberg + Ezequiel Dutil, Hernán Mandelman & Sophie Lüssi, Gilles Naturel & Philippe Soirat + Tomás Fraga & Manuel Fraga, David Gilmore & Agustín Moya + Mariano Sivori & Tomas Babjaczuk, Alfio Origlio, Jérôme Regard & Raimundo Santander + Hernán Hecht, Eric Echampard, Bruno Chevillion & Joel Holmes + Luis Nacht, and Judy Niemack & Paula Shocron Trío.

The Centro Cultural Recoleta will also feature free film screenings and a photography exhibit. Additionally, there will be special workshops and classes offered by some of the international artists who have been invited to the event.

The full festival program is available here.

Tickets for special workshops, international concerts and Cruces concerts are available for purchase here.