Buenos Aires Agenda: December/Diciembre

Events/Eventos

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02-11 The Contemporary Dance Festival will be taking place throughout the city. Find the full program here.

El Festival de Danza Contemporánea se lleva a cabo en distintas localidades de la ciudad. La programación entera está disponible aquí.  

03/04 During the weekend of the 3rd and 4th, stop for a bite at one of the food trucks at the Food Fest BA that will take place in La Rural. Av. Sarmiento 2704, Palermo. 

Durante el fin de semana del 3 y el 4, se lleva a cabo el Food Fest BA en La Rural donde los food trucks darán a conocer las últimas tendencias gourmet de la ciudad. Av. Sarmiento 2704, Palermo.

06-11 The Feria Internacional de Artesanías (handcrafts fair) will be taking place at La Rural and could be a good place to buy unique Christmas gifts. Av. Sarmieto 2704, Palermo

La Feria Internacional de Artesanías se lleva a cabo en La Rural y podría ser un buen lugar para comprar regalos de navidad. Av. Sarmiento 2704, Palermo

06-13 The Colón Theatre will be staging a production of Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess. Get your tickets here!

El Teatro Colón presenta una producción de la ópera Porgy and Bess de George Gershwin. Entradas aquí

17-29 The Colón Theatre wraps up the year with a special production of the ballet Giselle. Tickets here.

Para cerrar el año, el Teatro Colón trae el ballet Giselle a su escenario. Entradas aquí.  

We will be posting Christmas and New Year updates closer to date. Find information about the holiday season in Buenos Aires here.

Publicaremos actualizaciones con respecto a las fiestas más cerca de la fecha. Puede encontrar más información con respecto a la celebración de Navidad y Año Nuevo aquí. 

Art/Arte

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Picasso- The Kitchen

03 –The last Gallery  Day event of the year will be taking place in the Palermo-Villa Crespo area from 6 to 8pm.

El último Gallery Day del año se lleva a cabo en el circuito Palermo- Villa Crespo de 18 a 20 hs. 

MALBA: The MALBA museum is featuring the works of Carlos Motta and Alicia Penalba and a new exhibit from the Fadel collection. Also, its permanent collection has a new postcolonial focus and is titled “Verboamérica” . Figueroa Alcorta 3415, Palermo. 

MALBA: El MALBA continúa exhibiendo la obra de Carlos Motta y Alicia Penalba una muestra de la colección Fadel. Además. Además, el museo propone un nuevo concepto curatorial con un enfoque poscolonial de su colección permanente bajo el título “Verboamérica” . Figueroa Alcorta 3415, Palermo. 

Fundación PROA: The art foundation in La Boca is showcasing an exhibit of Kazimir Malevich’s works until the 11th. Av. Pedro de Mendoza 1929, La Boca.

Fundación PROA: La fundación de arte en La Boca tiene en exhibición una retrospectiva de la obra del artista ruso Kazimir Malevich hasta el 11 de diciembre. Av. Pedro de Mendoza 1929, La Boca.

MNBA: The Buenos Aires fine arts museums will be celebrating its 120th birthday in December and will be staging special events, specially on the 12th. It is also showcasing the works of sculptor Norberto Gómez and of Ernesto de la Cárcova Av. Libertador 1473, Palermo.

MNBA: El Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes sus 120 años en diciembre, y habrán eventos especiales durante todo el mes a modo de festejo, en especial el lunes 12 de diciembre. Además tiene en exhibición la obra del escultor Norberto Gómez y de Ernesto de la Cárcova. Av. Libertador 1473, Palermo.

MAMBA:  The Modern Art Museum of Buenos Aires is showcasing a selection of drawings by Picasso, a collection of works by Antonio Berni, and a series of 3D audiovisual concerts.

MAMBA: El Museo de Arte Moderno de Buenos Aires está exhibiendo una colección de dibujos de Picasso, una colección de Antonio Berni y una serie de conciertos audiovisuales 3D.

Buenos Aires Parties to Welcome 2014

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Porteños love to party and New Years in the city is perfect to farewell the old and welcome the new in full swing. The following are the hottest options to greet 2014 with tapping feet and brimming glasses!

DJs John Askew and Simon Patterson will be setting the beats of 2014 at Groove. Tickets here.

The largest international crowd will be at the Fiesta Piso Compartido, which reunites hostel guests, travelers and more at Club Niceto from 1.30am onwards.  Tickets here.

If wild parties in outdoor locations are your kind of thing, then head to Quilmes for the Dancing Budhas New Year Outdoor party that will be taking place from 5pm on the 31st to 5pm on the 1st. Buses to and from microcentro will be available to transport partygoers and cost 25pesos. Call 1568967691 for tickets.

At Kika club in Palermo you can also celebrate at their New Year Hype party. Honduras 5339, Palermo.

Another great option (which is, by the way, free) is to stop by Plaza Armenia in Palermo where there will be an outdoor NY party. Surrounding bars will all be open of course! Armenia 1829, Palermo.

A classic NY party hotspot is Pacha, this year (and the beginning of next!) featuring DJ Stefano Noferini. Av. Rafael Obligado 6151, Costanera.

Another popular club in the Costanera area is Mandarine, which will have DJ´s Chris Schweizer, Tomás Heredia, Marcelo Fratini and Amitacek Muska in charge of the music at their New Year Heatbeat party. Tickets here.

Crobar, in Palermo, will also be hosting a special New Year party under the name of Human club. Tickets can be purchased in advance here.

One of our favorite bars, Verne Club, which opened this year and belongs to our in-house happy hour celebrity bartender Fede Cuco, will also be celebrating the New Year with a 5 step tasting menu and music and videos from midnight onwards. Book your place in advance at 4822-0980.

And, to recover from all the heavy partying, don’t forget to book your place at Hernan Gipponi’s special New Year brunch! 3220-6820.

New Year Parties in Buenos Aires

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The biggest party of the year always takes place for New Year and in Buenos Aires a whole roster of international DJ’s will be stopping by to help us say goodbye to the old and hello to the new. The following are the hottest options to greet 2013 in full swing!

John Digweed will be at Crobar in Palermo for a special New Years Party. Tickets here.

At the hip riverside club Mandarine, the Irish John O Callaghan will be setting the pace. Tickets here.

Pacha is a classic New Year spot for regular clubbers and this year Italian Stefano Noferini will be in charge of the music. Tickets here.

At Privilege the music will be at the hand of Slovakian Tomas Haverlik, at the Sudam New Year’s eve.

The largest international crowd will be at the Fiesta Piso Compartido, which reunites hostel guests, travelers and more at Club Niceto from 1.30am onwards.  Tickets here.

Club Severino celebrates an end of the world party that will feature live bands, music and more from 1.30 am onwards.

For a more alternative celebration get your tickets to Fiesta Pies Descalsos (the barefoot party) that will take place in San Telmo.  No shoes allowed, creativity, bathing suites and wacky costumes encouraged!

This Week in Buenos Aires

Wednesday

Bell

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Sunny days are forecast for the next few days and are perfect for visiting the Palermo Parks. The Japanese Garden, which is in the area, is also open from 10am-6pm and until Sunday will be featuring a New Years wishing bell to clang on in hope for the great things to come. Avenida Casares 2966, Palermo.

Later on stop by La Catedral in Almagro where you can take a tango lesson staring at 7.30 pm or 9pm. Sarmiento 4006, Almagro.

Thursday

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The Fundación PROA in La Boca is showcasing a must-see exhibit of renowned artist Alberto Giacometti’s sculptures and paintings. The arts center is also screening a documentary on the artist every hour.  Av. Pedro de Mendoza 1929, La Boca.

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 160 pesos per person and are limited to 8. Soler 5862, Palermo. 3220-6800.

The Colón Theatre will be staging their last ballet of the year, a production of Onieguin by Tchaikovsky. Tickets here.

Friday

full moon

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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.

Later on, starting at 9pm, stop by the Planetarium where there will be an end of the year full moon drum dance and live music. Everyone is welcome to bring instruments and participate!

 The Colón Theatre will be staging their last ballet of the year, a production of Onieguin by Tchaikovsky. Tickets here.

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.

Sunny days are forecast and are perfect for visiting the Palermo Parks. The Japanese Garden, which is in the area, is also open from 10am-6pm and until Sunday will be featuring a New Year’s wishing bell to clang on in hope for the great things to come. Avenida Casares 2966, Palermo.

The Museo Sivori, behind the beautiful Rosedal in Palermo, is displaying Contraluz, a new exhibit by renowned artist Juan Gatti. Av. Infanta Isabel 555, Palermo. The  second half of the exhibit is a special projection that takes place at the Planetarium starting at 8.30pm. Av. Sarmiento and Belisario Roldán.

Find a ten-day weather forecast here.

Open on New Year in Buenos Aires

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During New Years many of the local attractions close. We put together a list of some of the places that will remain open (other than many of the city restaurants, cafes and bars).

-The MALBA museum will be open on the 31st from midday-6pm. City museums run by the government (find a list here) will also remain open on Saturday the 31st of December from 10am-7pm. Avenida Figueroa Alcorta 3415, Recoleta. 4808-6500.

Palacio Barolo will be offering a nocturnal tour on the 31st finishing at their lighthouse for a midnight toast under the spark of fireworks.  The high altitude makes it an ideal viewing spot of the city skies. Cost for the tour is 50 USD/ person and includes midnight drinks and snacks as well as a bilingual tour guide.  Reservations must be made in advance and the tour starts at 11pm sharp.  Av de Mayo 1370 9° P. Esc. 249/52. (54-11) 4381-1885. info@palaciobarolotours.com.ar

-The ecological reserve in Puerto Madero will be open all weekend from 8am-6pm. Please note that if it should rain it will remain closed. Av. Tristán Achával Rodríguez 1550 Costanera Sur. 4893-1640/1580

-The Buque Museo Fragata in Puerto Madero is a frigate commissioned by the navy in 1898 to be used as a training vessel.  It will be open all weekend on its regular timetable from 10am to 7pm for visitors to roam on the deck and check out the memorabilia displayed. It will remain closed in the case of rain. Avenida Alicia Moreau de Justo 980, Puerto Madero. 4334 – 9386

-The Recoleta Cemetery will be open all weekend on its regular timetable from 7am-5.45.

-The San Telmo antique market will also remain open this Sunday as usual, all though it may be scanter of exhibitors.

-On the 1st of January at 4pm the monthly “Masa Critica” will kick off from the Obelisco. This event gathers bike riders once a month to ride around the city in thus promoting the use of bicycles as transport. If you would like to join you can rent a bike for 85 pesos from the 31st Dec-2nd Jan at Bici Naranja. They will be open on the 31st until 2pm and will also be offering a city tour on the 1st, also at 4pm. for 145 pesos. More information on Bici Naranja here.

-In the evening of the 1st starting at 9.30pm Notorious will be offering a live music tribute to Django Reinhardt and swing music. Callao 966, Palermo. 4813-6888.

Transport

Transport on New Year´s Eve can be complicated. Your best bet is to plan in advance.

– Keep in mind that radio taxis will work until 8pm-10pm on the 31st depending on the company, and will start up again on the 1st at approximately 6am.

– Trains will be working until 10pm on the 31st and resuming their service at approximately 6am.

– Subways will qork on Saturday the 31st from 5am-11pm, and on Sunday the 1st of Jan from 8am-10pm.

– Buses will be the only transport that will be operating all night long although with a low frequency (every 20 min. Approximately).

New Year’s Eve Dining Options

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Hernán Gipponi Restaurant- Fierro hotel´s star restaurant will be offering a very special New Years Eve tasting menu with wine pairings and a New Years brunch for all those who wish to join us in saying farewell to the old and in welcoming the new.  Reservations must be made in advance with a credit card as a no-show policy will be applied and 50% of the tasting menu will be charged per person should the reservation not show. Reservation priority will be given to hotel guests. New Years menu 175USD/person. New Years brunch 100 pesos/person for hotel guests, and 150 pesos/ person for external customers. To book your place please call 3220 6820  or email  info@hgrestaurant.com.ar. Soler 5862, Palermo.

Casa Cruz- This posh Palermo restaurant will also be offering a New Years Eve tasting menu complete with wine pairing, champagne and additional beverages. The Casa Cruz New Years dinner is priced at 240USD /person and must be booked in advance. Uriarte 1658, Palermo. 4833-1112. info@casacruz-restaurant.com

Ill Ballo del Mattone- If what you´re looking for is a fun loving trattoria with great pasta and a lively atmosphere then you should book your place at Ill Ballo´s New Years Dinner which will cost 300pesos/person. Gorriti 5737/5950, Palermo. 4776-4247.reservas@ilballo.tv .

La Maison Another option is the French La Maison New Years Dinner with wine pairings which is priced at 500pesos/person. Honduras 5774, Palermo. 3979 2970 info@lamaisonba.com

Tegui- This chic auteur restaurant hidden in Palermo is offering a 5 step tasting menu, high end wine and champagne for 240USD/person. Additionally they will be handing party favors out at midnight to get the party started. Costa Rica 5852, Palermo. 5291-3333.

Las Pizarras- A unique concept is behind the ever-changing dishes determined by what Chef Rodrigo Castillo picks daily from the market. The resulting menu is displayed in the evening on chalk boards (pizarras) promising a singular dinning experience imbued with flavors, freshness and overall quality.  What might you find on Las Pizarro chalkboards?  Pate, quail, duck, beef, homemade raviolis, and fish amongst other delicacies. For New Years the popular chef will be serving a 4 step tasting menu high end wines and champagne for 80USD/person. Thames 2296, Palermo. 4775-0625

Confiteria La Ideal- For a more traditional twist this gorgeous old cafe and tango house will be offering a New Years Dinner complete with tango show, champagne and after midnight dancing. Suipacha 380, Downtown, 5265 8069.

Sipan- This upscale Peruvian-Japanese fusion restaurant will be offering a special New Years dinner at their Palermo location. For the occasion they will be serving a set menu, with complimentary drinks and live Afro-Peruvian music. The dinner menu will be 250USD/person or 330USD including tickets to the next door party at Isabel Bar. Reserve your place from Thursday onwards. Paraguay 624, Downtown. 4315-0763. info@sipan.com.ar.

This Week in Buenos Aires

Monday

 

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Purchase an online PDF of Buenos Aires Domes (U.S $3.99) from Endless Mile and go on a dome hunt to discover these local architectural landmarks and the city while you’re at it!

In the evening don’t miss out on La Bomba del Tiempo, a percussion orchestra that has become one of the local absolute musts. Centro Cultural Konex, Sarmiento 3131, Abasto, 4864-3200.

For some great post dancing pizza, head to nearby Los Cocos and order a fugazetta pizza, an onion and mozzarella local specialty. Av. Córdoba 3303, Almagro, 4963-0457.

Tuesday

 

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If you’re in the Recoleta area, visiting the cemetery or the MALBA, stop by the Centro Cultural Recoleta where x200mas, an art exhibit of predictions for the next 200 years, is being showcased. Junin 1930, Recoleta. 4803-1040

The impressive Colón Theatre will be staging the famous Le Corsair ballet, interpreted by the American Ballet Theatre starting at 8.30pm. Cerrito 628, Downtown. 4378 7100

Wednesday

 

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La Manzana de las Luces is a block of historical buildings that housed the first public school, university and library. On this block is the San Ignacio church, the oldest in Buenos Aires. A mysterious set of tunnels, dating back to the 1700’s is another of this landmarks attractions that can be toured starting 3pm. Perú 272, San Telmo.

Later on head to hip bar Le Bar for great drinks and live music by Ven Fresca. Tucuman 422, Downtown. 5219-0858

Thursday

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The Lunfardo and Tango book fair in San Telmo, offers a variety of tango paraphernalia, readings and shows. The fair will be held until the 30th of December from 3pm-9pm at the Academia Porteña del Lunfardo and is the perfect chance to get to know this interesting aspect of the local culture better. Estados Unidos 1379, San Telmo. 4383.2393

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. Soler 5862, Palermo. 3220-6800.

Friday

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Spend some time browsing books and sitting down for a read over coffee at the stunning Ateneo Grand Splendid. The impressive bookstore is considered to be one of the most beautiful in the world. Av. Santa Fe 1860. 4813.6052

Later on head to Doppelganger Bar in San Telmo for some of the city’s best drinks and atmosphere and some pre New Year fun! Juan de Garay 500, San Telmo, 4300 0201

Saturday and Sunday

 

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Book your place at one of the city restaurants for a memorable New Year Eve dinner. Some suggestions are HG Restaurant at the Fierro Hotel, which will be serving a special tasting menu, or the traditional Confiteria La Ideal, which will be offering a special tango show with dinner, a midnight toast and dancing.

On the 31st the stunning Palacio Barolo will be offering a nocturnal tour finishing at their lighthouse for a midnight toast under the light of fireworks. Av de Mayo 1370 9° P. Esc. 249/52. (54-11) 4381-1885. info@palaciobarolotours.com.ar