Buenos Aires culinaria y literaria

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PH: Floris van Halm

Buenos Aires es conocida por su tradición literaria y en los últimos diez años también ha adquirido reconocimiento por su movida gastronómica. Este fin de semana se combinan ambas en Feria Leer y Comer donde el sábado y el domingo habrán puestos de comida, librerías, firma de libros y charlas y debates acerca de cocina y literatura de 12 a 21 hs. , y un evento de tango el domingo a las 19hs. Concepción Arenal 4865, Chacarita. 

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PH: Nuria Pico

El sábado a la noche, también se lleva a cabo La Noche de las Librerías en la que las librerías, principalmente de la Avenida Corrientes, ofrecerán actividades relacionadas a la industria editorial y a la literatura. Habrán lecturas de poesía, debates, talleres y performances en diferentes locales y también en la calle, así como un jam de jazz a las 19hs. en el living Alfonsina Storni en Corrientes 1900, y una exposición de libros antiguos con visita guiada en el hermoso Palacio de Aguas Corrientes. Se invita además a todos los lectores a comprar un libro de alguna editorial independiente y compartir una foto del mismo en las redes sociales con el hashtag #indiebookday.

This Weekend: Buenos Aires for Bookworms and Foodies

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PH: Floris van Halm

Buenos Aires is known for its literary heritage and in the last ten years has developed a gourmet cuisine scene that has also become one of its attractions. This weekend both combine at Feria Leer y Comer (Read and Eat Fair) where there will be food trucks, book sales, signings and literary and culinary talks and debates from 12 to 9pm on both Saturday and Sunday. Concepción Arenal 4865, Chacarita. 

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PH: Nuria Pico

Also this weekend, on Saturday night is La Noche de las Librerías (Bookshop Night) which will offer the possibility of attending poetry readings, debates, and of visiting different bookshops around the city. The event will take place from 6pm to midnight, mostly on Avenida Corrientes, and also offers some activities that non spanish speakers can also understand such as an outdoor jazz jam at 7pm at the Alfonsina Storni stand on Corrientes 1900, and an exhibit of antique book at the beautiful Palacio de Aguas Corrientes (Palace of Running Waters). Readers are also invited to buy a book published by an independent publisher and to share a picture of it on social media with the hashtag #indiebookday.

This Week in Buenos Aires

Monday

(Photo by Magia en foco)

Buenos Aires, vereda de libros (sidewalks of books) will be taking place this week throughout the city where bookshops will be displaying their material on the sidewalks of the City. To kick off the event there will be an experimental reading with music held at the Biblioteca Ricardo Güiraldes at 2.30pm, and a recycling activity at 4pm at the Biblioteca Martín del Barco Centenera, where sculptures will be made from discarded paper and cardboard.

In the evening don’t miss out on La Bomba del Tiempo, a percussion orchestra that has become one of the local absolute musts.  For some great post dancing pizza, head to nearby Los Cocos and order a fugazetta pizza, an onion and mozzarella local specialty.

Biblioteca Ricardo Güiraldes

Talcahuano 1261, Downtown

4812-1840

Biblioteca Martín del Barco Centenera

Venezuela 1538, Monserrat

4381 1271

La Bomba del Tiempo at Centro Cultural Konex

Sarmiento 3131, Abasto

4864-3200

Los Cocos

Córdoba, Av. 3303, Almagro

4963-0457

Tuesday

(Photo by masha_ioveva)

If your planning to visit the city center to see the obelisco, or to take a tour of the Colon Theatre, head to the Palacio de Aguas Corrientes (palace of running waters) on Cordoba Avenue and Riobamba first.  Originally built as a disguise for a water tower meant to provide clean drinking water to the people after the 1877 outbreak of yellow fever, the stunning palace now works as Aguas Argentinas (the local water company) headquarters and also as a museum.

For a great gourmet lunch in the nearby area head to Restó, just 5 blocks away from the Palace.

In the evening the Canadian group Broken Social Scene will be playing their new album “Forgiveness Rock Record” at La Trastienda.

 

Palacio de Aguas Corrientes

Riobamba 750 – 1° Piso

Opening Hours: Mon-Fri 9am-1pm

Tel: (54-11) 6319-1104

Restó

Montevideo 938, Downtown

4816-6711

Cash only

La Trastienda

Balcarce 460, San Telmo

4342-7650

 

Wednesday

(Image by Belicosa)

Head to the Museo de Arte Hispano Americano where an impressive display of antique and religious objects, furniture, silver, and paintings dating back to the 1700´s are sure to take you back to a key historic moment where two very different cultures collided to define what South America is today. Additionally you can visit the altar of the dead which has been temporarily set up to celebrate the Mexican Day of the Dead.

Later on head to Doppelganger Bar in San Telmo for some of the city’s best drinks and atmosphere.

Museo de Arte Hispanoamericano

Isaac Fernández Blanco

Suipacha 1422

4327.0272

Doppelganger Bar

Juan de Garay 500, San Telmo

4300 0201

Thursday

(Photo by echoaa23)

The Buenos Aires Jazz Festival is being held through the week and a photo exhibit and free jazz concerts will be staged at the Centro Cultural Recoleta starting at 3.30pm. A full program of Jazz concerts is available here.

Later on 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.

Centro Cultural Recoleta

Junin 1930, Recoleta

4803-1040

Fierro Hotel Buenos Aires

Soler 5862, Palermo

3220-6800

Friday

(Photo by blmurch)

Head to the stunning Villa O Campo in the outskirts of the city,  which will be intervened by young artists from Thursday through the weekend.

In the evening the Personal Fest kicks off with shows by The Strokes and Goldfrapp amongst others. Tickets here.

Villa O Campo

Elortondo 1837, Beccar

4732-4988

Personal Fest at Estadio GEBA

Av. Figueroa Alcorta 5575, Palermo

Saturday and Sunday

(Photo by viajero)

The Personal Fest closes with shows by INXS, Sonic Youth and Calle 13 amongst others. Tickets here. Estadio GEBA. Av. Figueroa Alcorta 5575, Palermo

7th Bossa Nova encounter in Argentina will be held at the Parque Centerario starting at 4pm on both Saturday and Sunday. Díaz Velez 4800, Caballito.

Palace of Running Waters, one of the most characteristic buildings in Buenos Aires

Palacio de Aguas Corrientes

Decorated with more than 300,000 terracota pieces from the British firm Royal Doulton this magnificent building is certainly one that polarizes the public opinion in Buenos Aires: Some love it and some think it looks like an over decorated cake.

Whatever you think about it is really interesting seeing it with its imposing architecture and its colorful walls.

It was built between 1,887 and 1,894 by Swedish engineer Carolos A. B. Nystromer, Norwegian architect Olaf Boye and British study Bateman, Parsons and Bateman.

It’s worth visiting as it’s only a few blocks away from Avenida Santa Fe in Barrio Norte.

Whatever your thoughts about it just the level of detail you see on the works its magnificent:

Door Detail

Address: Avenida Cordoba y Riobamba.

Photos by: blmurch and Tanenhaus