Buenos Aires Agenda June/Junio 2016

Events/ eventos

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20th of June- Is a national holiday as Flag Day is celebrated. If you didn’t get a chance to try locro in May, now is the time.

20 de Junio- Se festeja el Día de la Bandera por lo que es feriado nacional, y es una buena oportunidad para probar locro si no se pudo en mayo.

Art Exhibits/ Muestras de arte

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The MNBA in Recoleta is showcasing a new exhibit of Mexican muralists Siqueiros, Rivera, and Orozco’s works.

El MNBA en Recoleta tiene en exposición una muestra de la obra de los muralistas mejicanos Siqueiros, Rivera y Orozco.

Machu Picchu- Incas & Photographers- Fototeca Latinoamericana (FoLa): Until June 12th, in Palermo. Godoy Cruz 2620 / 2626 – Distrito Arcos (Palermo)

Hasta el 12 de junio, en Fototeca Latinoamericana (FoLa) está la exhibición de fotografía “Machu Picchu- Incas y fotógrafos”. Godoy Cruz 2620 / 2626 – Distrito Arcos (Palermo) 

The MALBA inaugurates its Yoko Ono exhibit on the 24nd of June showcasing works by the artist that span from the 60’s to the present day.

El 24 de junio, el MALBA inaugura una muestra de Yoko Ono en la que se mostrarán obras que abarcan la carrera de la artista a partir de los sesentas.

Renowned Argentine Artist, Guillermo Roux, is showcasing a collection of paintings at the Colón Theatre inspired by orchestras until the 17th of June. You can find the full June program of the theatre here.

En el Teatro Colón, hasta el 17 de junio, el reconocido artista argentino Guillermo Roux presenta una colección de pinturas inspiradas por las orquestas. La programación de junio del teatro está disponible aquí

Live Music/ Música en vivo

Kaiser Chiefs – 09/06- Museum (San Telmo). Tickets here/entradas aquí.

Pedro Aznar- 11/06- Luna Park. Tickets here/Entradas aquí.

Dream Theatre- 28/06- Luna Park. Tickets here/Entradas aquí.

Luis Salinas- 04/06, 18/06, 19/06, 25/06- Torcuato Tasso (San Telmo).

Coming Up: Chef Mun + Hernán Gipponi Flavor Feast

Renowned chefs Hernán Gipponi and Mun Kim will be pairing up in the following days to present a tasting menu inspired by both their culinary influences from both the East and West.  The event will take place on the 26th and 27th of June at Fierro Hotel‘s restaurant.

The menu will feature a medley of dishes, by each of the chefs.  Hernán Gipponi will break the ice with his signature Madryn prawns and Chef Mun will follow with a Brandsen Salad. Then, for the main course, Hernán will be spoiling his guests with the catch of the day including peas, string beans, beats and fried calamari (YUM!) and to follow, Chef Mun will start with salmon and tuna nigiri, and then a Korean style rib eye (mmm!). Finally, to seal the deal, Hernán will be presenting his famous yoghurt foam with passion fruit, lychees, and roasted pumpkin seeds.

The tasting menu costs 450 pesos and will include wine pairings by Bodega Casarena, mineral water and tea or coffee. Bookings must be made in advance at 3220-6820. Soler 5862, Palermo

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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Last week to visit the Adriana Varejao exhibit which will be on until the 10th of June at the MALBA  art. Figueroa Alcorta 3415, Recoleta.

In the evening, Hernán Gipponi Restaurant will be setting eighteen places for the new One Table event in which 4 tapas, 5 courses, and 5 wines selected by Andrés Rosberg will be shared. Book your place at 3220-6820.

Tuesday

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Visit one of the city’s traditional cafés and meet with one of ANDA Responsible Travel experts to discuss in-depth economy, politics, history and culture of Argentina over coffee. More information here.

Later on, if you’re looking for a laugh, don’t miss the Grin Go! Stand Up comedy Show starting at 9pm at Café Rivas in San Telmo. Estados Unidos 302.

Wednesday

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Take a tour of the stunning Colón Theatre and learn about the architecture and history of this emblematic opera house. More information here.

In the evening Jazz musician Esperanza Spalding will be staging a live show at the Gran Rex Theatre. Tickets here.

Thursday

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The forecast says sunny and warm which is perfect for strolling the city parks in Palermo or taking a day trip to Tigre!

No visitor to the city can leave without taking a tango lesson and the informal and friendly La Catedral is just the place to do it. Sarmiento 4006, Almagro.

Friday

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, stop by Fierro´s Thank Fierro its Friday Happy Hour from 6pm to 8.30 pm and then head to one of the best speakeasies in the city! Soler 5862, Palermo. 3220-6800.

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.

Stop by the Faena Arts Center in Puerto Madero where a special exhibit by Russian collective AES + F is taking place throughout the weekend.  Aime Paine 1169, Puerto Madero. 4010 9233. 

Typical weekend activities in Buenos Aires include the San Telmo Antique Market and gaucho fun at Feria de Mataderos!

June 2013 in Buenos Aires

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Art Attack: 7th of June at the Centro de Exposiciones de la Ciudad. This artistic experienced is aimed at children who participate in different creative activities for two hour duration of the event. Tickets here.

Cuisine & Vins Expo: The 2013 Cuisine Vins Expo will be taking place at the stunning Palacio Paz on the 13th and 14th of June from 5pm to 11pm. A must for foodie and wine enthusiasts alike! More information here.  Av. Santa Fe 750, Downtown. From 5pm-11pm.

Ciudad Emergente: The festival, which seeks to display emerging art and cultural expressions of the city, will take place from the 19th to the 23rd of June at the Centro Cultural Recoleta Junín 1930, Recoleta.

The Argentine national Flag Day is celebrated on the 20th of June, which is a national holiday Expect locro, pastelitos, and other typical festive delicacies!

Yayoi Kusama: To end the month with a punch, the much awaited Yayoi Kusama exhibit kicks off on the 30th of June at the MALBA. Av. Figueroa Alcorta 3415, Palermo. 4808-6500.

Live Music

5th of June- Esperanza Spalding- Gran Rex. Tickets here.

14th of June- Moonchild- Teatro Coliséo. Tickets here.

15th and 15th of June- Salif Keita- Club Niceto. Tickets here.

24th of June- Carl Barat and Gary Powell from The Libertines- Teatro Vorterix. Tickets here.

National Flag Day

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Today is a national holiday as National Flag Day is celebrated on the anniversary of the death of Manuel Belgrano (who created the flag) in 1820. More information about the Argentine flag is available here.

For the occasion there will be a special event at the Centro Cultural Recoleta featuring live acts and more from 3.30 pm onwards. Junin 1930, Recoleta.

There will also be a special Folklore Peña at the traditional Feria de Mataderos where there will be folkloric dances, gaucho games, typical food and traditional crafts.

This Week in Buenos Aires

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The best of contemporary Argentine design will be on display until the 20th of June at the Feria Puro Diseño in La Rural. Sarmiento 2704, Palermo.

In the evening stop by La Peña del Colorado where a tango peña will be held at 8.30pm. This Palermo centered peña serves traditional food and stages live shows by an array of performers as well as hosting folklore dances for the community.  From midnight onwards they also encourage the diners to play spontaneous guitar music. (They offer the guitars).  Güemes 3657, Palermo. 4822-1038. info@lapeniadelcolorado.com.

 

Tuesday

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Whilst touring Recoleta remember to stop by the Palais de Glace where a special photography exhibit is being held until the 9th of July.  Opening hours: Tue-Sun midday-8pm. Posadas 1725, Recoleta.

In the evening don’t miss the last function of the special production of Rinaldo, an opera by Georg Friedrich Händel, which is being staged at the Colón theatre. Tickets here.

 

Wednesday

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Wednesday is a national holiday as National Flag Day is celebrated. For the occasion there will be a special event at the Centro Cultural Recoleta featuring live acts and more from 3.30 pm onwards. Junin 1930, Recoleta.

In the evening, renowned Mexican singer Lila Downs will be interpreting typical Mexican music at the Teatro Gran Rex. Tickets here.

 

Thursday

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Whilst visiting the polished Puerto Madero neighborhood make sure to stop by the new Faena Arts Center where two special exhibits by the Cuban art group Los Carpinteros, and by Argentine Daniel Amezoy are being showcased.  Faena Arts Center Aimé Paine 1169

For a unique evening, 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.

Pop diva Jennifer Lopez will be promoting her new record Love?  at GEBA. Tickets here.

 

Friday

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Check out the historic  Espacio Virrey Liniers which showcases diferent aspects of the founding of Buenos Aires city. Opening hours: Tue-Sun 2pm-7pm. Venezuela 469, Montserrat.

Later on stop by the hip Boris Club de Jazz in Palermo for a Mimi Maura concert starting at 10pm.  Tickets here.

 

Saturday & Sunday

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Head to the Planetarium in Palermo for one of the special screenings of Journey to the Stars. You can also access the planetariums telescopes to get unique views of the sky. Av. Sarmiento and Belisario Roldan. 4772-9265

On Sunday, the Colón Theatre will be hosting a free violoncello concert starting at 11 am. The repertoire includes music by Max Bruch, Bela Bartok, Sibelius, Julian Plaza and Piazzolla. Tickets must be picked up in advance at the theatre. Cerrito 628, Downtown.