This Week in Buenos Aires

Monday

(Photo by Sheep”R”us)

Lovers of modern art should definitely include a visit to the MAMBA (Museum of Modern Art) in San Telmo. The museum, which reopened in December of 2010, exhibits one of the most important art collections in Argentina today.

In the evening  head to Gran Bar Danzon for their wine happy hour from 7pm-9pm.

 

MAMBA

Av. San Juan 350, San Telmo

4342-3001

Open: Mon-Fri 12-7pm, Sat-Sun 11am-8pm

 

Gran Bar Danzon

Libertad 1161, Downtown

4811-1108

 

Tuesday

(Photo by malojavio. El Saucejo)

Visit a hatter for a unique fitting, have a traditional barber shop haircut and shave and finish up with a Cuban cigar and a whisky on Landing Pad BA’s original Gentleman Tour.

Meanwhile, the ladies can explore the Palermo area , which is full of small cafes, great and unexpected stores by independent designers, and contemporary art galleries. More on shopping in BA here.

In the evening don’t miss the experimental composer and pianist, Philip Glass, who graces the Coliseum Theatre’s stage at 9pm. Tickets here.

 

Coliseum Theatre

Marcelo T. de Alvear 1125, downtown

4816 3789

 

Wednesday

(Photo by Filo.mena)

Take a Fileteado Porteño Tour and discover the typical style of painting associated with Buenos Aires. The tour starts at 1.30pm in the Abasto area and moves to San Telmo either by bikes or public transport. It includes a snack in San Telmo and gives you the chance to try out the technique yourself! More information here.

In the evening starting 9pm, the Recoleta Cultural Center is staging Hombre Vertiente, an experimental performance including acrobatics, special lighting and interaction with the public, directed by Pichón Baldinu, one of the De La Guarda founders.

 

Centro Cultural Recoleta

Junin 1930, Recoleta

4803-1040

 

Thursday

(Photo by quacktaculous)

Head to the Museo de Arte Español Enrique Larrtea for an interesting peek at indigenous art being exhibited temporarily until the 11th of October.

Later on Book your place for the 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 cost 25 USD per person and are limited to 7 people.

Marianne Faithfull and guitarist Marc Ribot will be presenting a special acoustic show at the Coliseum Theatre as part of the Horses and High Heels Tour. Tickets here. 

 

Museo de Arte Español Enrique Larreta

Juramento 2291, Belgrano

4783-2640

Open: Mon-Fri 1pm-7pm and Sat 10am-8pm

 

Fierro Hotel Buenos Aires

Soler 5862, Palermo

3220-6800

 

Coliseum Theatre

Marcelo T. de Alvear 1125, downtown

4816 3789

 

Friday

(photo by longhorndave)

Take a day trip to the local bakery, butcher shop and market where Teresita will show you all the traditional foods and ingredients. Afterwards go back to her home and learnt to make empanadas before having a delicious gourmet 4-course meal with wine pairings! More on Teresita’s culinary tour here.

In the evening don’t miss the chance to see Wagner’s opera Lohengrin at the stunning Colón Theatre.

 

Teatro Colón

Cerrito 628, Downtown

4378 7100

 

Saturday & Sunday

(Photo by Zofie)

FIBA VIII Festival Internacional de Buenos Aires:  24th September- 8th of October . The international theatre festival brings the best-staged performances from around the globe. Program and tickets here.

Shishu (Japanese embroidery) exhibit at the Japanese Gardens in Palermo. Figueroa Alcorta and Av. Caseres.

Tickets to Buy in Advance: Rock Concerts and more!

(photo by Mike Licht. NotionsCapital.com)

 

September

Andy Summers & Roberto Menescal: 13th September 2011

The guitarist of The Police, Andy Summers, joins forces with bossa master Menescal to present United Kingdom of Ipanema at the Gran Rex Theatre. Tickets here.

 

Gotan Project: 15th September 2011

The successful modern tango group presents their new album at the Gran Rex Theatre. Tickets here.

 

Ricky Martin: 16th of September 2011

The Latin lover returns to Argentina to present his new album M.A.S (Musica, Alma, Sexo) at the River Plate Stadium. Tickets here.

 

Mike Patton: 17th -18th September 2011

Faith No More front man presents a one of a kind concert of 50’s and 60’s Italian Pop songs with an orchestra of 24 musicians at the Coliseum Theatre. Tickets here.

 

Pepsi Music Festival Opening: 18th of September 2011

The Red Hot Chili Peppers open up the Pepsi Music Festival with their new record I’m With You at the River Plate Stadium. Tickets here.

 

Judas Priest and Whitesnake: 18th September 2011.

Heavy metal fans get a double treat on the farewell tour of these two legendary bands that will be playing at Estadio Racing Club de Avellaneda. Tickets here.

 

Philip Glass: 20th of September 2011

The experimental composer and pianist graces the Coliseum Theatre’s stage this month. Tickets here.

 

Marianne Faithfull & Marc Ribot: 22nd of September 2011

This legendary singer, songwriter and actress and great guitarist Marc Ribot will be presenting a special acoustic show at the Coliseum Theatre as part of the Horses and High Heels Tour. Tickets here.

 

FIBA VIII Festival Internacional de Buenos Aires:  24th September- 8th of October

The international theatre festival brings the best staged performances from around the globe. Program and tickets here.

 

Pepsi Music  Festival: 24th , 27th , 28th of September 2011

The yearly rock festival brings a great line up of bands this year:, Katy Perry, Snow Patrol, Primal Scream, Riddim, Bulldog, Jarabe de Palo amongst others. Tickets here.

 

October

 

Personal Fest  Opening: 2nd October 2011

Lenny Kravitz opens the annual Personal Fest and presents Black and White America at the Estadio G.E.B.A. Tickets here.

 

Buraka Som Sistema: 6th of October 2011

The popular Portuguese group bring Kuduro, a music-dance from Angola influenced by  sungura, afrobeat and ragga to Niceto Club in Palermo.

Tickets here.

 

Guns N Roses: 8th of October.

The legendary rock band returns to Argentina on their world tour of Chinese Democracy at Estadio Único de La Plata. Tickets here.

 

Eric Clapton: 14th October 2011

This superb guitarist will be gracing the stage of the River Plate Stadium. Tickets here.

 

Deep Purple:  15th and 16th  October 2011

The Hard Rock band has been rocking since the 60’s and considerately visits the large community of local fans every few years, this time at the Luna Park Stadium. Tickets here.

 

Aerosmith: 28th of October 2011

Aerosmith makes an unforgettable comeback on the stage of Estadio Unico de La Plata. Tickets here.

 

November

 

Personal Fest:  4th -5th of  November 2011

Featuring shows by The Strokes, Goldfrapp, Sonic Youth, INXS and Calle 13 amongst others at Estadio G.E.B.A.  Tickets here.

 

Ringo Starr: 7th and 8th  of November 2011

Once a Beatle and still a star, the famous Ringo will be playing at the Luna Park Stadium. Tickets here.

 

Faith No More: 8th of November 2011

This influential 90’s band will be playing at Estadio Único de La Plata. Tickets here.

 

Chris Cornell: 9th November 2011

The Soundgarden and Audioslave front man brings his solo tunes to the Gran Rex Theatre for a unique acoustic show.  Tickets here.

 

Megadeth: 10th November 2011

The popular bands heavy thrash metal shows sell out every time they come to the city, and this is no exception which is why they added this new date for their shows at Estadio Malvinas Argentinas. Tickets here.

 

Creamfields: 12th  November 2011

The best electronic party of the year brings Groove Armada, John Didweed, Sven Bath, and Pete Tong amongst others to the set at the Autodromo de la Ciudad de Buenos Aires. Tickets here.

 

Chango Spasiuk:  12th of November 2011.

This renown Argentine musician and composer returns to Buenos Aires after two years of absence to bring back traditional songs to the stage of the Opera Citi Theatre. Tickets here.

 

Pearl Jam: 13th of November 2011

The popular grunge band celebrate their 20 years at Estadio Único de La Plata. Tickets here.

 

Britney Spears: 20th of November 2011

The pop diva stops by Buenos Aires on her Femme Fatale World Tour to put on one of her famous shows at Estadio Unico de La Plata. Tickets here.

 

March 2012

 

Roger Waters: 7th , 9th , 10th , 12th , 14th , 15th , 17th , 18th of March 2012.

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. http://eventos.livepass.com.ar/eventperformances.asp?evt=44