Buenos Aires Agenda: October/Octubre

Events and Festivals

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13/10-16/10- Buenos Aires Photo: Check out LatAm’s most important photography fair at La Rural. More information hereAvenida Sarmiento 2704, Palermo. 

13/10-16/10- Buenos Aires Photo: No te pierdas la feria de fotografía más importante de Latinoamérica. Más información aquí. Avenida Sarmiento 2704, Palermo. 

14-15/10- Festival BUE: Two days of non-stop music with live acts including Iggy Pop, The Libertines, Mala Rodríguez, Pet Shop Boys, Flaming Lips and other talented musicians. Tickets and information about location and schedule here.

14-15/10- Festival BUE: Dos días de música sin parar con recitales de artistas como Iggy Pop, The Libertines, Mala Rodríguez, Pet Shop Boys, Flaming Lips  entre otros talentos. Entradas e información acerca de localidad y programa aquí

22-23/10- Personal Fest: The Kooks, the Magic Numbers, Cypress Hill and Richard Ashcroft are part of this year’s lineup for the Personal Music Festival. More info. and tickets here.

22-23/10- Personal Fest: Este año, el line up de bandas que tocan en el Personal Fest incluyen The Kooks, the Magic Numbers, Cypress Hill, y Richard Ashcroft, entre otros. Más información y entradas aquí

29/10- Museum Nights: The annual Museum Nights event is a great opportunity to get to mix and mingle in the city museums in the evening. More information here.

29/10- Noche de los Museos: La Noche de los Museos es la oportunidad ideal para socializar y conocer los museos de la ciudad en un contexto distinto. Más información aquí.

29-30/10- Food Fest BA: Foodies can stop by La Rural on the last weekend of October to satisfy their gourmet palates at the BA Food Fest event. More information hereAvenida Sarmiento 2704, Palermo. 

29-30/10: Food Fest BA: Los amantes de la buena comida podrán satisfacer sus paladares exigentes en el festival d gastronómico Food Fest BA. Más información aquíAvenida Sarmiento 2704, Palermo. 

Art

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MALBA: The MALBA museum is featuring its Yoko Ono “Dream Come True” retrospective until the end of the month, and will be showcasing the works of Carlos Motta and Alicia Penalba from the 14th of October onwards. Also, it is presenting a new curatorial concept of its permanent collection titled Verboamérica with a post colonial focus. Figueroa Alcorta 3415, Palermo. 

MALBA: Hasta fin de mes, el MALBA continúa exhibiendo su retrospectiva Dream Come True de Yoko Ono, y a partir del 14 de octubre mostrará la obra de Carlos Motta y Alicia Penalba. Además, el museo propone un nuevo concepto curatorial de su colección permanente bajo el título de Verboamérica con un enfoque poscolonial. Figueroa Alcorta 3415, Palermo. 

Fundación PROA: The art foundation in La Boca recently inaugurated a retrospective of Russian Kazimir Malevich’s works well worth visiting. Av. Pedro de Mendoza 1929, La Boca.

Fundación PROA: La fundación de arte en La Boca inauguró recientemente una retrospectiva de la obra del artista ruso Kazimir Malevich. Av. Pedro de Mendoza 1929, La Boca.

MNBA: The Buenos Aires fine arts museums will be showcasing two new exhibits from the 11th of October onwards featuring the works of sculptor Norberto Gómez and of kinetic and luminal artist Gyula Kosice. Av. Libertador 1473, Palermo.

MNBA: El Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes inaugura dos exposiciones nuevas el 11 de Octubre en las que se mostrarán las obras del escultor Norberto Gómez y del arte kinético y lumínico de Gyula Kosice. Av. Libertador 1473, Palermo.

Don’t forget to stop by our garden for our spring happy hour from 5.30-7.30pm!

Recuerden pasar a tomar unos tragos en el jardín en nuestro happy hour de primavera, todos los días de 17.30 a 19.30hs.!

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This Week in Buenos Aires

Tuesday

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Today is the much-awaited debut of the “ColónRing” opera, an adaptation of Wagner’s Der Ring des Nibelungen, to celebrate the bicentennial of the artist’s birth. The show begins at 2.30 pm. Musical adaptation by Cord Garben, Musical Direction by Julien Salemkour, Art Direction and Mise en Scene- Katharina Wagner.  Tickets here.

Later on don’t miss the Blues Festival taking place at La Trastienda from 8pm onwards. Tickets here.

Wednesday

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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.

At 8.30pm a concert by the German KlangForum Wien will be staged at the Colón theatre. Tickets here.

Thursday

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Check out  the MALBA’s new exhibit on celebrated contemporary British artist, Tracy Emin. Not to be missed. Avenida Figueroa Alcorta 3415, 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.

In the evening head to the Colón theatre to experience the choreographed interpretation of a compilation of works by Martin Matalon for instruments and solo singers processed by an electronic device in real time. Choreography by Diana Theocharidis. Tickets here.

At 8.30pm a concert by the German KlangForum Wien will be staged at the Colón theatre. Tickets here.

Friday

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Check out the Franz Ackermann exhibit being held at the Faena Art’s Center in the posh Puerto Madero. Also in the area is the ecological reserve and some of the city’s best-known restaurants!

Don’t miss the “ColónRing” opera, an adaptation of Wagner’s Der Ring des Nibelungen to celebrate the bicentennial of the artist’s birth. The show begins at 2.30 pm. Musical adaptation by Cord Garben, Musical Direction by Julien Salemkour, Art Direction and Mise en Scene- Katharina Wagner.  Tickets here.

Later on, starting at 8.30pm,  the Colón theatre will also stage the choreographed interpretation of a compilation of works by Martin Matalon for instruments and solo singers processed by an electronic device in real time. Choreography by Diana Theocharidis.  Tickets here.

In the evening stop by Fierro´s Thank Fierro its Friday Happy Hour from 6pm to 8.30 pm 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 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.

On Saturday from 3pm onwards don’t miss the Candombe parade that will dance through Defensa Street and Av. Independencia until Parque Lezama.

On Saturday evening, starting at 8.30pm,  the Colón theatre will also stage the choreographed interpretation of a compilation of works by Martin Matalon for instruments and solo singers processed by an electronic device in real time. Choreography by Diana Theocharidis.  Tickets here.

Throughout the weekend the annual Personal Fest will be taking place featuring live shows by Kings of Leon,  Molotov ,  Babasonicos ,  Illya Kuryaki and the Valderramas  and S.O.J.A. Tickets here.

On Sunday at 11 am there will be a free choir concert at the Colón theatre. Tickets must be picked up at the theatre’s box office two days in advance.

Find a ten-day weather forecast here.

This Week in Buenos Aires

Monday

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.