Almagro Tango Festival 2012

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Throughout the week, until the 2nd of December, Almagro, one of the city’s most renowned tango neighborhoods will be hosting their 2012 tango festival. The event will include, tango lessons, live concerts, and more. Find the schedule for upcoming tango events below:

Thursday

7pm- Tango lessons by Soledad Fernández and Eugenia Della Latta at Almagro Tango Club, Medrano 688, Almagro.

9.30 pm- Live tango music by Duo Greco- Liberati with guests Guillermo Fernández and the Orquesta Típica Almagro, and Osvaldo Peredo.  Almagro Tango Club, Medrano 688, Almagro.

Midnight- Live tango music by Pablo Motta Quintet at Sanata Bar, Sarmiento 3501, Almagro.

Friday

9.30pm- Live tango music by Dúo Daniel Binelli – Polly Ferman and Quasimodo Trío at Almagro Tango Club, Medrano 688, Almagro.

Midnight- Live tango music by Julián Quinteto and Quinteto Tanguísimo at Sanata Bar, Sarmiento 3501, Almagro.

Saturday

9pm- Elvino Vardano String Orchestra and Juan Pablo Navarro featuring “Fantasía Contrapiazzolisimo” and Quinteto Viceversa featuring  “Tangos nocturnos”.  Special guest: Julio Pane. Almagro Tango Club, Medrano 688, Almagro.

11pm-  Negro Falótico and Anibal Corniglio´s quintet at Almagro Tango Club, Medrano 688, Almagro.

Midnight- . Amores Tangos at Sanata Bar, Sarmiento 3501, Almagro.

Sunday

Closing ceremony featuring free tango lessons from 3pm and live music by Violentango/Rock de Nylon, Orquesta Típica Ariel Ardit, Orquesta Típica Conciertos Atorrantes and singers Cucuza Castiello, Guillermo Fernández, Alicia Vignola, Osvaldo Peredo, Negro Falotico and Limón García at Plaza Almagro Sarmiento 3800, Almagro.

There will also be seminars and master classes for accordion players, tango dancers and more. More information here.

Whilst in the area don’t miss these great Almagro hotspots!

This Week in Buenos Aires

Monday

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From the 16th of November to the 25th of February the MALBA will be featuring a new exhibit on celebrated contemporary British artist, Tracy Emin. Not to be missed. Avenida Figueroa Alcorta 3415, Recoleta.  

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 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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Check out the new fileteado porteño exhibit that was recently incorporated to the  Museo de la Ciudad which showcases all kinds of different aspects of Buenos Aires including city doors, toys, musical instruments, advertisements and more. Defensa 219, San Telmo. 4331-9855

In the evening Joss Stone will playing at the Luna Park Stadium. Tickets here

Wednesday

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Book your place for a unique afternoon of wine, tapas and Argentine fashion (think amazing leather bags, jewelry and more) at the Fierro Hotel garden from 5pm-8pm. Organized by Shop Hop BA and Hernán Gipponi Restaurant. infoshopbuenosaires@gmail.com

The Buenos Aires Jazz Festival kicks off at 8.30pm at the Usina del Arte in La Boca with a show by the Tom Harrel Quintet. The festival will take place until the 26th of November, promising for swing filled days and many an outdoor show. Find the full program here. 

British band Pulp will also be staging a live concert at Estadio Luna Park. Tickets here.

Thursday

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Spring is the time for outdoor sightseeing and there are some great tours by air and water that make for perfect alternatives to get to know the city in a fun and novel way.

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.

In the evening Joss Stone will playing at the Luna Park Stadium. Tickets here

Friday

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Don’t miss the Caravaggio exhibit taking place at the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes (National Fine Arts Museum) until the 15th of December. Av. Libertador 1473, Recoleta.

In the evening stop by Fierro´s Thank Fierro its Friday Happy Hour from 6pm to 8.3opm and then head to one of the city´s top bars such as Isabel, Frank`s Bar, Unicorn Husset or 878! 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.

The Buenos Aires Open Air Market will be taking place throughout the weekend at Barrancas de Belgrano, offering fresh organic produce and more!

The Campeonato Argentino Abierto de Polo, one of the most important polo events of the year, is in full swing with tournaments throughout the weekend. Tickets here.

Don’t miss the Buenos Aires Jazz Festival that will take place until the 26th of November promising for swing filled days and many an outdoor show. Find the full program here. 

This Week in Buenos Aires

Monday

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Take a free tour of Buenos Aires with Jonathan, an Englishman in love with the city. Tours start every day at 11am at the center of Plaza Italia by the Garibaldi Horse monument and cover the areas of Almagro, Congress and the Plaza de Mayo using local transport to get around. More information here.

In the afternoon, stop for some tea and sweet treats at the traditional Confitería Las Violetas and then work off those medialunas by dancing at the nearby Centro Cultural Konex where La Bomba del Tiempo, a percussion orchestra that has become one of the local musts, will be showing off their drumming skills. Sarmiento 3131, Abasto. 4864-3200

Tuesday

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Don’t miss the Caravaggio exhibit taking place at the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes (National Fine Arts Museum) until the 15th of December. Av. Libertador 1473, Recoleta.

In the evening stop by Boris Club de Jazz where the Nicolàs Sorin Octeto will be playing at 9pm. Gorriti 5568, Palermo.

Wednesday

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Head to the National Library in Palermo (a landmark in itself) and check out the exhibit on local rock legend Luis Alberto Spinetta and the screenings of some of his live performances at 2pm. Aguero 2502, 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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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 showcasing Museo Pierrot, a music and art installation by Arnold Schonberg about the relationship between the music and the moon. 15th, 16th and 17th of November.

Friday

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From the 16th of November to the 25th of February the MALBA will be featuring a new exhibit on celebrated contemporary British artist, Tracy Emin. Not to be missed. Avenida Figueroa Alcorta 3415, Recoleta.  

In the evening stop by Fierro´s Thank Fierro its Friday Happy Hour from 6pm to 8.3opm and then head to one of the city´s top bars such as Isabel, Frank`s Bar, Unicorn Husset or 878! Soler 5862, Palermo. 3220-6800.

The Colón Theatre will be showcasing Museo Pierrot, a music and art installation by Arnold Schonberg about the relationship between the music and the moon. 15th, 16th and 17th of November.

Super star Lady Gaga will be wowing the crowds at Estadio River Plate. 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.

The Campeonato Argentino Abierto de Polo, one of the most important polo events of the year, kicks off on Saturday with tournaments throughout the weekend. Tickets here.

The Colón Theatre will be showcasing Museo Pierrot, a music and art installation by Arnold Schonberg about the relationship between the music and the moon. 15th, 16th and 17th of November.

On Saturday Manu Chao will be staging a live show at the Balneario Municipal San Pedro, outside of the city. Tickets here.

On Saturday Slash and Black Label Society will be playing at the Estadio Malvinas Argentinas. Tickets here.

Find a ten-day weather forecast here.

Buenos Aires Museums at Night 2012

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On Saturday night, the city museums will be open from 8pm to 3am. The cultural event will pay homage to Astor Piazzolla to commemorate the twenty-year anniversary of his death. Additionally, there will be live shows, ballet, and more at different city venues.

Some of the highlights of the evening will be:

The Teatro General San Martín Ballet will be staging Las ocho estaciones, by Astor Piazzolla, at the Planetarium starting at 8pm. Av Sarmiento and Belisario Roldán, Palermo.

Also at the Planetarium, there will be an exhibition of fashion and automobile design from 1920-2010 sponsored by Citroen. Av Sarmiento and Belisario Roldán, Palermo.

The Museo de la Cuidad will inaugurate an exhibition on the typical florid painting style present around the city known as Filete Porteño. Defensa 219, Downtown.

La Usina del Arte in La Boca will present a photography exhibit showcasing portraits of Latin American authors. Pedro de Mendoza 501, La Boca.

There will also be open bookstores in Av. Corrientes between 9 de Julio and Callao that will not only offer books but also different cultural activities.

Find the full program here.

San Martín de Tours- Patron Saint of Buenos Aires

Spanish colonizers had a tradition of blessing each new conquest by assigning a patron saint from their Catholic tradition. In Buenos Aires, this event took place on the 20th of October of 1580. The story goes that Juan de Garay and the first members of the cabildo (the government of the viceroyalty of the Rio de la Plata) gathered on this day to pick the patron saint. When San Martín de Tours was chosen randomly from a group of names pulled from a hat the neighbors objected because he had a French name so the procedure was carried out again. San Martin de Tours was randomly picked three times from the hat and so it was finally accepted as an act of God. Every 11th of November the patron saint of Buenos Aires is remembered.

This Sunday, at the Avenida de Mayo, there will be a special celebration to commemorate this historical figure. The event will feature a historic recreation of Colonial Buenos Aires and will include a screening about the history of San Martin de Tours, different parades and artistic events and a mass at the Buenos Aires cathedral starting at 4.30pm.

This Week in Buenos Aires

Monday

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Head to Puerto Madero for a nice stroll along the river, visit the nearby Ecologic Reserve, and stop at the Museo del Humor, which showcases fantastic Argentine comic art.  Av. De los Italianos 851, Puerto Madero

In the afternoon, stop for some tea and sweet treats at the traditional Confitería Las Violetas and then work off those medialunas by dancing at the nearby Centro Cultural Konex where La Bomba del Tiempo, a percussion orchestra that has become one of the local musts, will be showing off their drumming skills. Sarmiento 3131, Abasto. 4864-3200

 

Tuesday

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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. Av. Pedro de Mendoza 1929, La Boca.

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.

 

Wednesday

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Stop by the stunning Museo Nacional de Arte Decorativo (MNAD) where there is a showcase of Oriental art until the 11th of November. Afterwards stop for a refreshment at their smart cafe Croque Madame. Av.del Libertador 1902, Recoleta. 4801-8248.

If you want to follow up on US elections head to Sugar Bar in Palermo where they will be screening the coverage of the event and offering happy hour starting at 7pm. Costa Rica 4619, Palermo

Renowned rock band Kiss will be staging a live show at River Plate Stadium. Tickets here. 

Thursday

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Don’t miss the  Caravaggio exhibit taking place at the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes (National Fine Arts Museum) until the 15th of December. Av. Libertador 1473, Recoleta.

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 Maquinaria Festival kicks off at 1pm to midnight. Thursday’s lineup includes Marilyn Manson and Slayer. Tickets here.

Friday

Take advantage of the sunshine and book your place for a Foto Ruta Academia tour where you can get to know the city through the lens while benefiting from professional photography tips! More information here.

In the evening stop by Fierro´s Thank Fierro its Friday Happy Hour from 6pm to 8.3opm and then head to one of the city´s top bars such as Isabel, Frank`s Bar, Unicorn Husset or 878! Due to the heavy rain and flooding this activity has been cancelled. We apologize and look forward to seeing you next week.

The Maquinaria Festival will be taking place from 1pm to midnight. Friday’s lineup includes The Prodigy and Deftones. 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.

On Saturday night don’t miss Noche de los Museos (Museum Night) during which the city museums will remain open way past their bedtime offering guided tours, live music, shows and more.

Also taking place on Saturday night is the Creamfields electronic music festival featuring DJ’s Richie Hawtin, Sven Vath, Infected Mushroom and Paul Van Dyk, amongst others. Tickets here.

If classical is more your thing, get your tickets for the Saturday night concert at the Colón Theatre starring Renée Fleming and Gerald Martin Moore on the piano.  Tickets here.

Find a ten-day weather forecast here.

November in Buenos Aires

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Events

The month kicks off with the very special GAJO culinary event at Hernán Gipponi Restaurant. GAJO is a deluxe culinary team made up of the city`s top chefs (including Hernán Gipponi) who combine their talents and local ingredients to deliver the best of fine dining at different venues around the city. Soler 5862, Palermo. 3220-6800.

Celebrate the Day of the Dead, Mexican style at Museo de Arte Hispanoamericano Isaac Fernández Blanco where a special alter with calavaeritas in honor of Carlos Fuentes, Carlos Loiseau “Caloi”, Chavela Vargas and Astor Piazzolla will be displayed.  The event, on Friday the 2nd of November, will include traditional dances from Argentina and Mexico and more.

Noche de los Museos (Museum Night): On the 10th of November the city museums will remain open way past their bedtime and will offer guided tours, live music, shows and more.

Buenos Aires Open Air Market will take place on the 24th and the 25th of November at Barrancas de Belgrano, offering fresh organic produce and more!

Festivals

Maquinaria Festival: Marilyn Manson, The Prodigy, and Deftones are just a few of the names that will be participating in the Maquinaria Festival that will take place from the 8th-10th of November at Estadio Malvinas Argentinas. Tickets here.

Creamfields 2012: The most awaited electronic party of the year will take place on the 10th of November at the Autodromo de la Ciudad de Buenos Aires. This year’s lineup includes Richie Hawtin, Sven Vath, Infected Mushroom and Paul Van Dyk amongst others. Tickets here.

Buenos Aires Jazz: Spring and Jazz festivals go together like cafe con leche y medialunas, and from the 21st to the 26th of November both will be available around city cafes and stages!

International Live Acts

Robert Plant- 1st and 2nd of November. Estadio Luna Park.  Tickets here.

Lady Gaga -16th of November. Estadio River Plate. Tickets here.

Slash and Black Label Society- 17th of November. Estadio Malvinas Argentinas. Tickets here.

Manu Chao- 17th of November, Balneario Municipal San Pedro. Tickets here.

Pulp- 21st of November. Estadio Luna Park. Tickets here.

Exhibitions

The Bienal de Imagen en Movimiento (Audiovisual Biennial) takes place until the 4th of November featuring a variety of experimental works by local and international artists at the Centro Cultural San Martin and the Allianza Francesa. Find the full program here.

A Caravaggio exhibit is taking place at the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes (National Fine Arts Museum) until the 15th of December. Av. Libertador 1473, Recoleta.

The Fundación PROA in La Boca is showcasing a must-see exhibit of renowned artist Alberto Giacometti’s sculptures and paintings. Av. Pedro de Mendoza 1929, La Boca.

At the MALBA Brazilian artist Beatriz Milhazes exhibition Panamericano can be visited until the 7th of December. From the 15th of November it is also possible to visit Tracey Emin’s exhibit How it Feels. Avenida Figueroa Alcorta 3415, Recoleta. 4808-6500.

At the Museo Nacional de Arte Decorativo (MNAD) there is a showcase of Oriental art which will take place until the 11th of November. Av.del Libertador 1902, Recoleta. 4801-8248.

The National Library in Palermo (a landmark in itself) is showcasing an exhibit on local rock legend Luis Alberto Spinetta. Aguero 2502, Palermo.