Buenos Aires Agenda: June/Junio 2017


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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- Es feriado nacional por el Día de la Bandera, una buena oportunidad para probar locro si en mayo no se pudo.

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MALBA: The MALBA is showcasing two exhibits this month, one of the art collective General Idea, and the other of Argentine artist Gastón Pérsico’s work . Figueroa Alcorta 3415, Palermo.

MALBA: Este mes, el MALBA presenta dos muestras, una del colectivo artístico General Idea, y el otro de la obra del artista argentino Gastón Persico. Figueroa Alcorta 3415, Palermo.

MAMBA: Tomás Sarraceno’s amazing spider web art, Diego Bianchi’s “intertextual” pieces, Antonio Berni’s drawings, and Gabriel Chaile’s “Patricia” are all being showcased at this beautiful San Telmo centered museum. Av. San Juan 350, San Telmo

MAMBA: La telaraña transformada de Tomás Saracceno, las obras “intertextuales” de Diego Bianchi, los dibujos de Antonio Berni,  y “Patricia” de Gabriel Chaile se encuentran actualmente en exhibición en este hermoso museo de San Telmo. Av. San Juan 350, San Telmo

Fundación PROA: Fundación PROA is showcasing an Yves Klein exhibit until July that is not to be missed. Av. Pedro de Mendoza 1929, La Boca.

Fundación PROA: Hasta julio la Fundación presenta una muestra imperdible de la obra de Yves Klein. Av. Pedro de Mendoza 1929, La Boca.

MNBA: The Buenos Aires fine arts museum is showcasing a temporary exhibition of Xul Solar’s work, also of Lucio Fontana, William Kentridge, and IM Heung-soon and Hugo Aveta .  Av. Libertador 1473, Palermo.

MNBA: En el Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, una retrospectiva de la obra de Xul Solar, otras exposiciones temporarias del museo incluyen las muestras de Lucio Fontana, William Kentridge, IM Heung-soon y Hugo Aveta.  Av. Libertador 1473, Palermo.

Parque de la Memoria: Parque de la Memoria or Remembrance Park is showcasing a wonderful exhibit of Hindu artist Anish Kapoor’s work. Avenida Costanera Norte, Rafael Obligado 6745.

Parque de la Memoria: La esplendida obra del artista hindú Anish Kapoor se encuentra exhibida actualmente en el Parque de la Memoria. Avenida Costanera Norte, Rafael Obligado 6745.

Sun is Shining on the Argentine Flag

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National Flag Day is celebrated today in Argentina. Typical festivites including folklore peñas and asados, and local dishes including hearty locro and pastelitos, will be enjoyed around the country.

The national flag is attributed to General Manuel Belgrano who first raised the eye-catching light blue and white national symbol, inspired by the Argentine cockade, on The 27th of February of 1812 in Rosario during the independence war. Although the first triumvirate did not approve the flag, it was allowed as a war flag until 1816, when it was finally made official after the declaration of independence.

The sun symbol was a later addition to the initial flag design, and is inspired by the Inca symbol of the sun god Inti.  The flag’s sun symbol has 16 rays in clockwise position and 16 in counterclockwise position, and is the same as the sun on the first Argentine coin.  The designer was the Peruvian Juan de Dios Rivera.

The sun symbol has also been referred to as the May Sun as on the rainy 25th of May of 1810, an emblematic date in the Argentine independence process, the sun finally shone through.


June in Buenos Aires

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Festivals and Events

Cuisine Vins Expo: The 2012 Cuisine Vins Expo will be taking place at the stunning Palacio Paz from the 6th-8th of June. A must for foodie and wine enthusiasts alike! 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 6th to the 10th of June at the Centro Cultural Recoleta Junín 1930, Recoleta.

Feria Puro Diseño: The best of contemporary Argentine design will be on display at La Rural from the 14th to the 20th of June. Sarmiento 2704, Palermo.

Fura dels Baus at the Colón Theatre: Alex Ollé, from the famous Catalan theatre group La Fura dels Baus, will be staging a unique coproduced version of Oedipus at the Colón Theatre on the 1st, the 3rd and the 5th of June. Tickets here.

Rinaldo, an opera by Georg Friedrich Händel, will also be staged at the Colón theatre on the 12th, 15th, 17th, and 19th of June. Tickets here.

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!

Live Concerts

Chick Corea: 6th of June at Teatro Gran Rex.  The famous jazz pianist will be presenting Together next to Stanley Clarke and Lenny White. Tickets here.

Hugh Laurie: 8th and 9th of June at the Luna Park. Dr.House’s leading man will be presenting his new record Let Them Talk with The Copper Bottom Band. Tickets here.

Jennifer Lopez: 21st of June at GEBA.  The Pop diva will be promoting her new record Love? Tickets here.