Buenos Aires Agenda: May/Mayo 2016

 

Events/Eventos

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(Photo by Joshua Rappeneker)

The annual Book Fair is still taking place until May 9th in Palermo with a broad range of activities and events related to literature and books. More information here.

La Feria del Libro en Palermo continúa su oferta de actividades y eventos relacionados con la literatura y los libros hasta el 9 de mayo. Más información aquí.

The annual MASTICAR food fair will take place from the 5th to the 8th of May, offering a four day sample of the best of the local gastronomic scene. Conde and Concepción de Arenal, Colegiales.

La feria gastronómica MASTICAR se lleva a cabo del 5 al 8 de mayo para degustar en cuatro días lo mejor de la gastronomía local. Conde y Concepción Arenal, Colegiales

The Buenos Aires Tango Championship will be carried out from the 4th to the 15th of May with the grand finale taking place at the Usina del Arte. More information will be available here closer to date.

El Campeonato de Tango de Buenos Aires se llevará a cabo del 4 al 15 de mayo, y la gran final se llevará a cabo el domingo 15 en la Usina del Arte en La Boca. La información se irá actualizando aquí a medida que avance el evento. 

Those interested in design can stop by Feria Puro Diseño that will take place from the 24th to the 29th of May in Palermo. More information here.

Para los interesados en la escena de diseño local, La Feria Puro Diseño se lleva a cabo del 24 al 29 de mayo en Palermo. Más información aquí. 

Argentina celebrates one of its historical national holidays on the 25th of May which commemorates a key date in the process of independence and conformation of Argentine historical identity.

El 25 de Mayo se festeja en Argentina una de sus fechas patrias en las que se conmemora un momento clave en el proceso de independencia y en la conformación de la identidad nacional.

Art/Arte

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A Gallery Day event will be taking place on the 7th of May in the Palermo/Villa Crespo circuit. Find more information here.

El 7 de mayo se lleva a cabo el evento artístico Gallery Days en el circuito de Palermo/Villa Crespo. Más información aquí.

From the 19th to the 22nd of May, the ArteBA fair, one of the biggest art fairs in Latin America, will take place at La Rural in Palermo. More information here.

Del 19 al 22 de mayo, en La Rural en Palermo, se lleva a cabo ArteBA, una de las ferias de arte más importantes de Latinoamérica. Más información aquí.

The MNBA in Recoleta is showcasing a site specific work by renowned Argentine contemporary artist Jorge Macchi that complements the artist’s exhibits at the MALBA and Di Tella institute. On the 3rd of May, the museum is also inaugurating a new exhibit of Mexican muralists Siqueiros, Rivera, and Orozco’s works.

El MNBA en Recoleta tiene en exposición una instalación de Jorge Macchi que complementa las muestras del mismo artista en el MALBA y en el Instituto Di Tella. El 3 de mayo, el museo también inaugura una muestra de la obra de los muralistas mejicanos Siqueiros, Rivera y Orozco.

The MALBA in Palermo is showcasing a collection of Jorge Macchi’s work until the end of May, alongside a photography exhibit of Claudia Andujar’s work, and a temporary showcase of Juan Tessi’s paintings.

El MALBA en Palermo tiene en exposición una muestra de Jorge Macchi hasta finales de mayo. También presenta una muestra de fotografía de Claudia Andujar, y una muestra de pinturas de Juan Tessi.

The MAMBA in San Telmo is featuring Marta Minujin’s famous La Menesunda until the 22nd of May.

El MAMBA  en San Telmo exhibe la famosa instalación La Menesunda de Marta Minujín hasta el 22 de Mayo.

Fundación PROA in La Boca, in collaboration with the National Museum of 21st Century Arts (MAXII) is displaying Arte en Escena, an exhibit that explores connections between art and theatre in terms of the spatial aspects of staging.

La Fundación PROA en La Boca, con la colaboración del Museo Nacional del Arte del Siglo XXI (MAXII) presenta una muestra llamada Arte en Escena que explora la relación del arte con el espacio escénico. 

Once With Me- A cross disciplinary contemporary dance performance choreographed by Pam Tanowitz will take place at the Faena Arts Center in Puerto Madero on the 17th, 18th, 19th of May.

Once with me es una puesta de danza contemporánea interdisciplinaria cuya coreografía fue diseñada por Pam Tanowitz y se lleva a cabo en el Faena Arts Center en Puerto Madero del 17 al 19 de mayo.

Music/ Música

Marky Ramone- 13 & 14- Teatro Vorterix. Tickets here/entradas aquí. 

Paul McCartney- 17 & 19- Estadio Único de La Plata. Tickets here/entradas aquí. 

Limp Bizkit- 23- Luna Park. Tickets here/entradas aquí. 

The Colón Theatre will be in full swing during May and will stage two operas: Beethoven’s only opera, Fidelio, and, an experimental staging of Argentine composer Gandini’s operas at the direction of Michal Znaniecki. The theatre will also be holding various concerts. The full May program is available here.

El Teatro Colón presenta una programa extenso para mayo que incluye dos óperas: Fidelio, la única ópera que compuso Beethoven, y, una opera experimental del compositor argentino Gandini, dirigida por Michal Znaniecki. El teatro también presenta varios conciertos, detallados en el programa de mayo que se puede encontrar aquí.

This Week: 25th-31st of May

Monday

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(Photo by Santiago Allaria)

Argentina celebrates its independence and the Fiesta de Colectividades will be taking place at Av Caseros for the occasion from 11am onwards. There will be food stands and typical folklore music and dances. Av. Caseros and Monteagudo, Parque Patricios.

Last chance to stop by the Puro Diseño design fair at La Rural in Palermo. More information here.

In the evening, BAMA cine arte will be screening David Lynch’s Wild at Heart at 7pm, and The Elephant man at 9.30pm. Diagonal Norte 1150, downtown.

Tuesday

Volatil felicidad (Fleeting Happiness) is the new photography exhibit taking place at Parque de la Memoria, which gathers a collection of images from Argentina in the nineties. Rafael Obligado 6745, Costanera.

In the evening, don’t miss the Buena Vista Social Club live concert at the Gran Rex Theatre. Tickets here.

Wednesday

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(Photo by Georgina)

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.

Tchaikovsky’s gorgeous Swan Lake ballet will be staged all week at the Colón Theatre. Tickets here.

Thursday

The B.15 Performance Biennial is still taking place until the 7th of June with works by renowned local and international artists including Laurie Anderson, Marina Abramovic, Marta Minujín, Sophie Calle and more. Find the full program here.

In the evening, renowned Argentine singer/songwriter Silvio Rodriguez will be staging a live show at the Luna Park Stadium Tickets here

Friday

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 (Photo by nestor ferraro)

The Ciudad Verde Festival, which promotes sustainability and healthy lifestyle, will be taking place throughout the weekend from Friday to Sunday with exhibits of recycled garbage art, a food fair and more. Find the full program here.

At 8pm or 9.30pm there will be a live band at the Planetarium playing Pink Floyd covers under projections of impressive starry skies. Av. Sarmiento and Belisario Roldán, Palermo.

Saturday and Sunday

gaia

(Photo by Alice Popkorn)

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

The Ciudad Verde Festival, which promotes sustainability and healthy lifestyle, will be taking place throughout the weekend with exhibits of recycld garbage art, a food fair and more. Find the full program here.

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.

This Week: 11-17th of May

Monday

chess

(Photo by Honghu W)

Last chance to stop by the Buenos Aires International Book Fair and shop for some books to take back home or play a game of chess with the pros at 7pm. More information here.

Later on, 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

anima mundi

(Anima Mundi- Marina Abramovic)

The B.15 Performance Biennial is still taking place until the 7th of June with works by renowned local and international artists including Laurie Anderson, Marina Abramovic, Marta Minujín, Sophie Calle and more. Find the full program here.

In the evening, head to the Colón Theatre to attend the opera function of L’Elisir d’Amore starting at 8pm. Tickets here.

Wednesday

the wings of desire

(Photo from The Wings of Desire/ Wim Wenders)

The Buenos Aires Polo Circo Festival, featuring circus and trapeze acts from around the World and other related activities, is taking place until the 17th of May. Find the full program here.

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

Check out the new Mona Hatoum exhibit being held at Fundación PROA until the 14th of June.

In the evening, head to the Colón Theatre to attend the opera function of L’Elisir d’Amore starting at 8pm. Tickets here.

Friday


puerto madero

(Photo by Ernesto Lago)

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, the British band Jungle will be staging a live show at Niceto Club in Palermo. Tickets here.

Saturday and Sunday

apples

(Photo by Tom Gill)

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

The Buenos Aires Market, offering fresh organic produce and natural products will be taking place at the Palermo racetracks throughout the weekend.  More information here.

On Saturday evening, don’t miss the Zappa plays Zappa concert by Dweezil Zappa at the Teatro Opera. Tickets here.

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.

25th of May Celebrations in Buenos Aires

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The 25th of May is one of the most important national holidays in Argentina. It commemorates the day in which the Viceroyalty of the Rio de la Plata was overthrown and replaced by the First Assembly; one of the turning points in Argentine independence.

Festivities include typical dances in folklore peñas, and patriotic foods such as locro (find Hernán Gipponi’s recipe here), empanadas, and pastelitos.

There are also festivities organized by the government and this year they will take place at the Plaza de Mayo where the president will speak this year and there will be live bands, dancing and other celebrations.

ArteBA, the most important art fair in the country, and Feria Puro Diseño will also be taking place throughout the weekend at La Rural. And, of course, there will also be brunch at Hernán Gipponi Restaurant both on Saturday and Sunday.

Arte BA 2013

(Photo by TinyTall)

The biggest art fair of the year will be taking place throughout the weekend featuring the both local and international galleries and mostly contemporary Latin American art. The displays include works by renowned local artists such as Kosice and Marta Minujín, new talents at the Barrio Joven that features the works of young artists, and international art represented by Argentine galleries at the U-Turn Project rooms. Also, the Petrobras Prize will be awarded to five of four hundred Argentine artists who submitted works under the theme of exile. Finally, artists Alexander Wagner, Marcelo Cidade, Guillermo Peters, Roberto Winter, Sophie Erlund and Daniel Jackson will also be present at ArteBA. More information here.

The fair is open until the 27th of May from 1pm to 9pm at La Rural. Tickets are 70 pesos and can be purchased online here.

May 2013 in Buenos Aires

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25th of April- 13th of May- International Book Fair. Buenos Aires is a literary city and the annual book fair 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. More information here.

9th of May- Gallery Nights. The monthly art event will be taking place at the hippest Palermo, Recoleta and Retiro art galleries. More information here.

9-19th of May- Festival Polo Circo. Although recent in the city, the annual international circus festival has rapidly expanded over the years and hosts dazzling circus acts from around the world! More information here.

11-12th of May- Buenos Aires Market. Over 60 stands promoting healthy lifestyle and organic products will be at the intersection of Sarmiento and Libertador Avenue.  If it rains the market will take place on the following weekend.

21-26th of May- Feria Puro Diseño. The best of contemporary Argentine design will be on display at La Rural.  More information here

24-27th of May- Arte BA. The local artistic community will be abuzz in May as the most important contemporary art fair of the year takes place at La Rural. More information here.

Live Music

6th of May- 9pm- Kate Nash at Niceto Club. Tickets here.

16th of May- 9pm- Pet Shop Boys at Estadio Luna Park. Tickets here.

30th of May- 9pm- Yes at Estadio Luna Park. Tickets here.

31st of May-9pm- Bajofondo at Teatro Coliséo. Tickets here.

New Contemporary Art Exhibit at Fundación PROA

(Photo by lgerghi)

Fundación PROA in La Boca inaugurated a new exhibit this past weekend featuring contemporary art from the nineties to today. The exhibition showcases Gustavo Bruzzone’s private collection of nineties art, Esteban Tedesco’s collection of the early 2000’s and Alejandro Ikonicoff’s collection of works from the last five years.

The art center also inaugurated a collective art installation by Esteban Álvarez, Pablo Rosales and Cristina Schiavi in which the artists incorporated the traditional La Boca facade aesthetic to Fundación Proa’s architecture.

Fundación PROA is open from Tuesday to Sunday from 11am to 7pm. Av. Pedro de Mendoza 1929, La Boca.