Autumn in Buenos Aires

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As autumn creeps up, the city resumes many of its activities after a summer of fun. Schools and universities kick-off the academic year, theatres and museums renew their programs and exhibits, football season picks up and some of the city’s main events, such as the Independent Film Festival (BAFICI), the Quilmes Rock Festival and the monthly Gallery Nights, liven it up.

During autumn, the weather is mild, ranging between 10-20°C (50-68°F).  Many consider this to be one of the best seasons to visit the city and rightly so; it is less rainy than Summer, the weather is perfect for asados and sailing, there are many cultural activities going on and the cooler afternoons are perfect for hot chocolate with churros at some of the city’s charming traditional bars.

Some of the events to look out for this autumn are:

Ciudanza: 29th March-1st April: Ciudanza combines contemporary dance with urban settings bringing this expressive art form out of the theatre and into the streets for everyone to admire. This year the event will take place in the Barrancas de Belgrano Park, in Parque Lezama in San Telmo and in Parque Chacabuco. More information here.

Quilmes Rock Festival: 3rd-4th and 7th April: This annual rock festival brings both local and international acts to the stage. This year the international line up includes Foo Fighters, Arctic Monkey and MGMT, amongst others. Big time local names such as Charly Garcia and Fito Paez will be staging shows on the 7th. Tickets here.

BAFICI: 11th-22nd April – The BAFICI film festival, held in various cinemas in Buenos Aires offers a wide range of independent local and international films. The full program for 2012 is not yet up but we will keep you posted.

Gallery Nights: Once a month from April-December the city’s art galleries open to the public during the night and welcome an enthusiastic crowd of art lovers.

Upcoming Concerts

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January

James Blunt- 14th January

U.K. singer and songwriter James Blunt will be playing at the Luna Park Stadium at 9.30pm. Tickets available here.

Mayer Hawthorne– 29th January

Mayer Hawthorne will be presenting his combination of retro soul sounds with rap on his How Do You Do tour at La Trastienda. Tickets here.

The Rapture – 30th January

The New York City dance-punk band will be staging an upbeat concert at Palermo Groove. Tickets here.

February

Selena Gomez– 9th February

Pop sensation Selena Gomez will be playing live at Estadio GEBA. Tickets here.

Alpha Blondy-10th February

The multilingual african reggae singer will be staging a show at the Luna Park.  Tickets here.

Blues Festival-4th and 11th of February

The Summer Blues Festival will be taking place at La Trastienda this year with a focus on the harmonica. Tickets here.

March

Marc Anthony- 1st March

The renowned salsa and pop artist will be staging a show at Estadio Ferro. Tickets here.

Roger Waters -7, 9, 10, 12, 14, 15, 17 and 18th of March

The British legend that was once part of Pink Floyd will be back to the city and due to the outsold shows will be playing 8 dates at the River Plate Stadium!  Tickets here.

Creedence Clearwater Revival -20th March

The famous 60´s and 70´s rock band will be playing for their loyal local fans at Estadio Luna Park. Tickets here.

Michael Bublé 24th-25th March

The successful Canadian singer and actor will be staging a show at the Luna Park. Tickets here.

Caetano and Moreno Veloso 27th March

Brazilian bossa nova king Caetano Veloso and his son Moreno Veloso will be staging a show at the Gran Rex. Tickets here.

April

The Quilmes Rock festival will be taking place in April featuring the following shows at the River Plate Stadium:

3rd of April- Foo Fighters, MGMT, Band of Horses, Crosses, Jauria.

4th of April- Foo Fighters, Arctic Monkeys, TV on the radio, Massacre.

Tickets available here.

Roxette -24th April

Once again the Swedish duo visit the country to satisfy the Roxette hungry Argie fans at the Luna Park. Tickets here.

May

Rosana – 17th of May

Spanish singer and songwriter Rosana will be presenting her new album “Buenos Dias Mundo” at the Gran Rex Theatre. Tickets here.