Buenos Aires Agenda: October/Octubre 2015

Monday/Lunes

stairway to heaven

(Photo by Glenn Simmons)

The 30th edition of the Casa FOA design fair is taking place until the 30th of November at a specially remodeled 40’s style house in the Retiro area that is well worth visiting, especially for architecture and design enthusiasts. Basavilbaso 1233, downtown. 

In the afternoon, from 5.30pm to 7.30pm, you can stop by the Fierro Hotel garden and grab a couple of cocktails at the new UCO after office event! 3220-6800. Soler 5862, Palermo.

You can also head to the Centro Cultural Konex where famous percussion group, La Bomba del Tiempo, will be carrying out their Monday show starting at 7pm. Sarmiento 3151, Almagro.

La feria de diseño Casa FOA cumple 30 años y hasta el 30 de noviembre abre las puertas de una casa especialmente remodelada de la década del 40 en la zona de Retiro que vale la pena visitar, en especial si sos entusiasta de la arquitectura y el diseño. Basavilbaso 1233, microcentro.

A la tarde, desde las 17.30 hasta las 19.30hs., abre  el jardín de Fierro Hotel para ofrecer cócteles en el after-office de UCO restaurante. 3220-6800. Soler 5862, Palermo.

También a la tarde, a partir de las 19hs., la famosa orquesta de percusión, La Bomba del Tiempo, se presenta, como todos los lunes, en el Centro Cultural Konex.Sarmiento 3151, Almagro.

Tuesday/Martes

luna

(Photo by Fotero)

The MAMBA is featuring a remake of Marta Minujín’s famous La Menesunda installation which provides visitors with sensory stimulus in eleven different settings. Av. San Juan 350, San Telmo

In the evening, Irish musician Damien Rice will be staging a live show at the San Telmo centered La Trastienda. Tickets here

It’s also full moon Tuesday, so find yourself a nice bar with a terrace and enjoy a moonlit drink outdoors. 

El MAMBA está exhibiendo una nueva versión de la famosa instalación La Menesunda, de Marta Minujín, en la que el público puede experimentar diferentes estímulos sensoriales en once situaciones distintas.  Av. San Juan 350, San Telmo

A la noche, el músico irlandés Damien Rice se presenta en La Trastienda en San Telmo. Entradas aquí.

El martes también hay luna llena, ideal para tomar unos tragos al aire libre en algún bar con terraza.

Wednesday/Miércoles

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(Photo by S.Su)

Sculpture and dance come together at a joint exhibit by the national fine arts museum (MNAD) and the Centro Cultural Kirchner. Sarmiento 151, downtown.

Later, the Hypnotic Brass Ensemble will lively up the evening at Niceto Club. Tickets here

Escultura y danza se unen en la exhibición conjunta que presentan el Museo Nacional del Bellas Artes (MNAD) y el Centro Cultural KirchnerSarmiento 151, microcentro.

Más tarde, la Hypnotic Brass Ensemble le da vida a la noche porteña en Niceto Club. Entradas aquí.

Thursday/Jueves

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(Image from Fondo Antiguo de la Universidad de Sevilla)

Don’t miss the FASE 7 art, science and technology fair that will take place until Sunday at the Centro Cultural Recoleta. Junín 1930, Recoleta

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

No te pierdas la feria de arte, ciencia y tecnología FASE 7 que se lleva a cabo hasta el domingo en el Centro Cultural Recoleta. Junín 1930, Recoleta

Por la noche, Doppelganger Bar en San Telmo, es una buena opción para probar algunos de los mejores cócteles de Buenos Aires en uno de los ambientes más amenos de la ciudad. Juan de Garay 500, San Telmo.4300 0201.

Friday/Viernes

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(Photo by Helder Ribeiro)

If the weather is nice, a day trip to Tigre is a must while you’re in Buenos Aires. You can try a water sport, stop by the Mercado de Frutos where you can purchase local goods, go on a rollercoaster ride, and even place your bets at the local Casino. Explore on your own or try a tour!

Si el día está soleado, hacer una excursión al Tigre es una salida imperdible durante tu estadía en Buenos Aires. Algunas de las actividades que proponemos incluyen hacer deportes acuáticos, pasar por el Mercado de Frutos para comprar artesanías, subir a una montaña rusa, o probar suerte en el Casino. Explora por tu cuenta o súmate a un Tour.

Saturday and Sunday/ Sábado y Domingo

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(Photo by clotho98)

Book your place at UCO´s delicious weekend brunch, with a great Irish version as well! 3220-6800Soler 5862, Palermo.

On Saturday and Sunday, the gourmet food fair Buenos Aires Market will be taking place at the mythical Mercado de las Pulgas. Álvarez Thomas and Concepción de Arenal, Colegiales

Although traditionally Argentines don’t celebrate Halloween, Sugar Club in Palermo is always up for some dress-up fun on the 31st and Milion Bar will be hosting a Haunted House night, and giving out a best-costume prize. 

Museum Night (La Noche de los Museos) will also be taking place on Saturday night with a chance to visit all the city museums under the ghoulish light of a fading moon. 

Hacé tu reserva para degustar el delicioso brunch de UCO restaurante que  ofrece también una variante de desayuno irlandés. 3220-6800. Soler 5862, Palermo.

El sábado y el domingo, la feria de alimentos gourmet Buenos Aires Market se lleva a cabo en el mítico Mercado de las Pulgas. Álvarez Thomas y Concepción de Arenal, Colegiales

Aunque en Argentina tradicionalmente no se festeja la Noche de Brujas, Sugar Club en Palermo siempre se disfraza el 31 de Octubre y el bar Milion también va a estar abriendo las puertas de su casa embrujada y dando premio al mejor disfráz.

La Noche de los Museosen la que se pueden visitar los museos de la ciudad bajo la luz tenue de la luna menguante, también va a llevarse a cabo el sábado a la noche.

Buenos Aires Agenda: October/Octubre 2015

Monday/Lunes

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(photo by Stephen Poff)

If you’re in the Recoleta area, don’t miss the last chance to visit the BA Photo exhibit! Guemes 4747, Recoleta 

In the afternoon, from 5.30pm to 7.30pm, you can stop by the Fierro Hotel garden and grab a couple of cocktails at the new UCO after office event! 3220-6800. Soler 5862, Palermo.

You can also head to the Centro Cultural Konex where famous percussion group, La Bomba del Tiempo, will be carrying out their Monday show starting at 7pm. Sarmiento 3151, Almagro.

Quienes estén en la zona de Recoleta pueden aprovechar la última oportunidad para visitar  la muestra de fotografía BA Photo! Guemes 4747, Recoleta 

A la tarde, desde las 17.30 hasta las 19.30hs., abre  el jardín de Fierro Hotel para ofrecer cocktails en el after-office de UCO restaurante. 3220-6800. Soler 5862, Palermo.

También a la tarde, a partir de las 19hs., la famosa orquesta de percusión, La Bomba del Tiempo, se presenta, como todos los lunes, en el Centro Cultural Konex.Sarmiento 3151, Almagro.

Tuesday/Martes

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(Photo by Veronica Aguilar)

The MAMBA is featuring a remake of Marta Minujín’s famous La Menesunda installation which provides visitors with sensory stimulus in eleven different settings. Av. San Juan 350, San Telmo

In the evening, don’t miss the live concert by Belle and Sebastian at the Gran Rex Theatre. Tickets here. 

El MAMBA está exhibiendo una nueva versión de la famosa instalación La Menesunda, de Marta Minujín, en la que el público puede experimentar diferentes estímulos sensoriales en once situaciones distintas.  Av. San Juan 350, San Telmo

A la noche, Belle and Sebastian se presenta en el Teatro Gran Rex. Entradas aquí. 

Wednesday/Miércoles

The stunning Museo Nacional de Arte Decorativo in Recoleta is featuring a new exhibit of objects crafted in silver. The museum’s permanent collection is also well worth visiting, and their courtyard café- Croque Madame is the perfect spot for a pick-me-up coffee and a pastry.Av. Libertador 1902, Recoleta

From Wednesday to Saturday the Colón Theatre will be featuring a special performance of El Ascenso (The Ascent), an experimental choreography by Luis Garay. Tickets here.

El Museo Nacional de Arte Decorativo en Recoleta está exhibiendo una nueva colección de platería artesanal. También se puede visitar la colección permanente del museo y parar en Croque Madame, el café situado en el patio, un lugar perfecto para pasar a la tarde a disfrutar de un café acompañado de pastelería francesa. Av. Libertador 1902, Recoleta.

A partir del miércoles, hasta el sábado, el Teatro Colón presenta una función especial de El Ascenso, una coreografía experimental a cargo de Luis Garay. Entradas aquí.

Thursday/Jueves

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Sculpture and dance come together at a joint exhibit by the national fine arts museum (MNAD) and the Centro Cultural Kirchner. Sarmiento 151, downtown.

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

Escultura y danza se unen en la exhibición conjunta que presentan el Museo Nacional del Bellas Artes (MNAD) y el Centro Cultural Kirchner. Sarmiento 151, microcentro.

Por la noche, Doppelganger Bar en San Telmo, es una buena opción para probar algunos de los mejores cocktails de Buenos Aires en uno de los ambientes más amenos de la ciudad. Juan de Garay 500, San Telmo.4300 0201.

Friday/Viernes

The MUNTREF art space in the Retiro area is showcasing a new collection of artwork which explores the theme of migration. av. Antártida Argentina 1355, Retiro.

In the evening, Murnau’s famous Nosferatu will be screened at the Colón Theatre with live orchestra music. Tickets here.

El espacio MUNTREF en la zona de Retiro presenta una nueva colección de obras artísticas que exploran la temática de la migración. av. Antártida Argentina 1355, Retiro.

Más tarde, el Teatro Colón ofrece una proyección especial de Nosferatu, la famosa película de Murnau, con música en vivo. Entradas aquí.
Saturday and Sunday/ Sábado y Domingo

 palo borracho

(Photo by Cristóbal Poyato)

Book your place at UCO´s delicious weekend brunch, with a great Irish version as well! 3220-6800Soler 5862, Palermo.

On Saturday, head to Niceto Club to the Dune International Psychedelic Rock Fest (tickets here) or stop by the Buddha Sounds concert at the ND Teatro (tickets here).

It’s also the best time of the year to head to the 3 de Febrero Palermo parks as the roses, jacarandas and silk floss trees are in bloom! A great outing for Sunday as many things will be closed due to national presidential elections taking place. 

No olvides hacer tu reserva para degustar el delicioso brunch de UCO restaurante que  ofrece también una variante de desayuno irlandés. 3220-6800. Soler 5862, Palermo.

Dos opciones para el sábado por la noche: el Dune International Psych Fest en Niceto Club (entradas aquí), o el concierto de Buddha Sounds en el ND Teatro (entradas aquí).

También es la mejor época del año para pasear por el Parque 3 de Febrero en Palermo ya que están en flor las rosas, los jacarandás y los palo borrachos. Una excelente opción para el domingo ya que se estarán llevando a cabo las elecciones presidenciales.

This Week: 27th Oct – 2nd Nov.

Monday

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(Photo by jayneandd)

Rain is forecast for the night so catch a movie at the Anima Film Fest that is screening international films about awareness and conscious living- Find the full program here.  Cinemark Palermo, Beruti 3399, Palermo.

Tuesday

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(Photo by Manuel P Báñez)

Stop by the Museo Nacional del Libro y de la Lengua (the National Language Museum), where a special exhibit on Julio Cortazar is being held until November. Av. Las Heras 2555, Recoleta.

Later on, get ready for some opera at the Teatro Colón which is inaugurating a production of Elektra by Richard Strauss. Tickets here.

Wednesday

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(Photo by Beatrice Murch)

One of the city’s architectural landmarks is the famous Palacio Barolo, full of references to poet Dante Alighieri. Guided tours take place from 4pm to 7pm and evening guided tours at 8.30pm include tasting of an awarded wine and a national delicacy. Av. de Mayo 1370, downtown.

In the evening, staring at 9.30pm, Peter Krantz will be playing French musique at Notorious, club de Jazz. av. Callao 966

Thursday

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(Photo by lili chin)

The MALBA is inaugurating a new exhibit featuring famous Argentine artist Antonio Berni’s work. Figueroa Alcorta 3415, Palermo.

In the evening stop by La Catedral for a tango lesson. Sarmiento 4006, Almagro.

Friday

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(Photo by Marcel van Leeuwen)

If you came to Buenos Aires and you’re not vegetarian, chances are you want some of that famous Argentine beef! Book your place for the full parrilla experience with Parrilla Tour. These filling excursions, which take place in San Telmo on Fridays, will surely satisfy your meat cravings!

In the evening, starting at 6pm, the ragtime festival kicks off until Sunday at the Centro Cultural Recoleta. Junín 1930, Recoleta

Saturday and Sunday

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

Stop by the ragtime festival taking place until Sunday at the Centro Cultural Recoleta. Junín 1930, Recoleta.

On Sunday evening, Caetano Veloso will be playing a live concert at the Luna Park Stadium. Tickets here.

This Week: 13th-19th October

 

Monday

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(Photo by bogavanterojo)

Stop by the MAMBA in San Telmo and check out the fun and interactive Fabio Cacero art exhibit being held until the 26th of October. Av. San Juan 350, San Telmo

Starting at 5.30pm, stop by to catch some local folklore music at La Usina del Arte where the chamamé fest will be taking place. Agustín Caffarena 1, La Boca

Tuesday

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(Photo by _Sredni_Vashtar_)

The Palais de Glace in the Recoleta area is holding their annual art show featuring all the upcoming talents in the city. Posadas 1725, Recoleta

In the evening, head to the Centro Cultural Recoleta to catch the stunning Fuerza Bruta show. Tickets here.

Wednesday

Sensual street Tango

Sensual street Tango

Take a private tour with Buenos Aires Histórico Tours. Their guides are historians and other humanities graduates from the Buenos Aires University and they will show you a unique side of the city! 4307-8539.buenosaireshistorico@yahoo.com.ar

In the evening stop by La Catedral for a tango lesson at 6, 7.30 or 9pm. Sarmiento 4006, Almagro.

Thursday

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(Photo by Pascal Bovet)

The annual gourmet food fair, Feria Masticar, kicks off until Sunday offering the best produce, amazing meals by some of the city’s top chefs and more! Get your tickets in advance here.

In the evening, the Buenos Aires Philharmonic Orchestra will be presenting a violin concert at the Colón Theatre. Tickets here.

Friday

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(Photo by Anne Marthe Widvey)

The Centro Cultural Recoleta will be hosting the annual Buenos Aires Photo exhibit which is one of the largest Latin-American photography fairs in the region.  It will take place until. The 20th of October. Junín 1930, Recoleta.

In the evening, book your place at the mysterious Club Silencio to experience music with your eyes blindfolded and more surprises starting at 11pm. info@clubsilencio.com.ar

Saturday and Sunday}

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

The annual gourmet food fair Feria Masticar is taking place during the weekend offering the best produce, amazing meals by some of the city’s top chefs and more! Get your tickets in advance here.

The Centro Cultural Recoleta will be hosting the annual Buenos Aires Photo exhibit which is one of the largest Latin-American photography fairs in the region.  It will take place until. The 20th of October. Junín 1930, Recoleta.

This Week: 6-12th of October 2014

Monday

Milion- Photo by Pablo Curras

Last chance of stopping by the EGGO art fair at the Centro Cultural Recoleta and getting to know the local contemporary art scene and  market! Junín 1930, Recoleta.

Later on, stop for drinks at Milion, a nearby and popular bar set in a refurbished old house. Paraná 1048, Recoleta.

Tuesday

Palacio Barolo- Photo by blmurch

One of the city’s architectural landmarks is the famous Palacio Barolo, full of references to poet Dante Alighieri. Guided tours take place from 4pm to 7pm and evening guided tours at 8.30pm include tasting of an awarded wine and a national delicacy. Av. de Mayo 1370, downtown.

In the evening stop by La Catedral for a tango lesson at 6, 7.30 or 9pm. Sarmiento 4006, Almagro.


Wednesday

Museo de Arte Decorativo- Photo by Concepciones Relativistas

The stunning Museo de Arte Decorativo on Libertador Avenue is showcasing a new exhibit, Meraviglia dalle Marche II, featuring a beautiful collection of Renaissance, Mannerist and Baroque art from the Italian Marche region. Av.del Libertador 1902, Recoleta.

In the evening, at 8.30 pm, the Colón Theatre will be featuring its ballet production of Giselle staring Paloma Herrera. Tickets here.

Thursday

Teatro Colón- Photo by Gobierno de la Ciudad de Buenos Aires

Take a private tour with Buenos Aires Historico Tours. Their guides are historians and other humanities graduates from the Buenos Aires University and they will show you a unique side of the city! 4307-8539.buenosaireshistorico@yahoo.com.ar

In the evening, at 8.30pm, the Colón Theatre will be featuring its ballet production of Giselle staring Paloma Herrera. Tickets here. 

Friday

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If you came to Buenos Aires and you’re not a vegetarian, chances are you want some of that famous Argentine beef! Book your place for the full parrilla experience with Parrilla Tour. These filling excursions, which take place in San Telmo on Fridays, will surely satisfy your meat cravings!

In the evening, book your place at the mysterious Club Silencio to experience music with your eyes blindfolded and more surprises starting at 11pm. info@clubsilencio.com.ar

Saturday and Sunday

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

On Sunday, head to Fundación PROA in La Boca to check out Alexei Fedorchenko´s mockumentary, Primeros en la Luna, about the first to arrive on the moon. Av. Pedro de Mendoza 1929, La Boca.

Or, head to Niceto Club in Palermo for a Coolio live concert if you´re looking for a more upbeat plan! Av Coronel Niceto Vega 5510, Palermo.

Find a full weather forecast here.

Feria Masticar 2013

(Photo by Bill Selak)

Masticar means to chew in Spanish and that is exactly what is the MASTICAR fair is all about, chewing on the best local produce and the most delicious food. The annual gourmet food fair, which kicked off very successfully last year, is organized by a young group of celebrity chefs and entrepreneurs who have grouped themselves under the name of A.C.E.L.G.A, which means chard but also stands for the Asociacion de Cocineros y Empresarios Ligados a la Gastronomía.

The fair, which takes place from the 3rd to the 6th of October from 2pm to 11pm on Thursday and from midday to 11pm the rest of the days, features food stands, local products from different regions around the country, cooking classes and lectures. This year there will also be wine and beer tasting and a wine bar, so stopping by is a must, if not to taste some of the delectable cuisine and check out colorful varieties fruits and vegetables, at the very least to sample some of the country’s great wines.

The event will take place at El Dorrego- Distrito Audiovisual in Colegiales, which neighbors with Palermo. Tickets to the fair cost 40 pesos and include free access to cooking classes and lectures (subject to availability). More information here. Zapiola 50, between Dorrego and Concepción de Arenal.

Homage to Clorindo Testa at Centro Cultural Recoleta

(Photo by hhzorrilla)

Clorindo Testa was a renowned Italian-Argentina architect and artist who is known for his modernist architectural style. Some of the buildings he is known for include the Argentine National Library, the Bank of London and South America, the remodeling of the Centro Cultural Recoleta, the neighboring Buenos Aires Design Center and the Centro Cultural Konex.

Testa was born in Naples in 1923 but moved to Buenos Aires with his family when he was but a few months old. He studied architecture in Argentina, at the Buenos Aires University and was influenced by Le Corbusier’s modern style. From the 50’s onward, he also painted and drew, following an Informalist style and choosing objects such as bicycles, tools and bridges as his motifs. In April 2013 the architect and artist passed away at the age of 83.

The Centro Cultural Recoleta is showcasing an exhibit of Testa’s work as part of the architecture biennial that is taking place until the 13th of October. The exhibition includes paintings, drawings and building designs and is being held until the 20th of October. The cultural center is open from Tuesday to Friday from 2pm to 9pm and on weekends from midday to 9pm. Junín 1930, Recoleta.  4803 1040.