This Week: 3-9th of Nov.

After the rain, a bit of sunshine finally puts the city back into perspective. And, it’s November, which means the return of the lovely Jacarandas!

Tuesday

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(Saint Francis Kneeling in Meditation)

The Museo Nacional de Buenos Aires has inaugurated a new exhibit of renowned artist El Greco. Av. Del Libertador, 1473, Recoleta.

In the evening, catch the last function of Elektra at the Colón Theatre. Tickets here.

Wednesday

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The MALBA has recently inaugurated a new exhibit featuring famous Argentine artist Antonio Berni’s work. Don’t miss it! Figueroa Alcorta 3415, Palermo.

Later on, starting at 8pm, there’s a contemporary music concert at the Fundación PROA in La Boca. Pedro de Mendoza 1929, La Boca.

Thursday

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(Photo by Jack Zalium)

The stunning Museo de Arte Decorativo on Libertador Avenue is showcasing an 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 stop by La Catedral for a tango lesson at 6, 7.30 or 9pm. Sarmiento 4006, Almagro

Friday

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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, 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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Fierro Hotel’s restaurant is closed this week for renovations. But it will be up and running again in no time! Stay tuned.

The annual Creamfields electronic party will be taking place on Saturday featuring DJ’s David Guetta, Deep Dish, and Sven Bath, amongst others. Autodromo de la Ciudad de Buenos Aires. Av. Roca y General Paz, Villa Lugano. Tickets here.

The Personal Fest will be taking place throughout the weekend with live acts by Monkeys, Calle 13, MGMT, The Hives, Morcheeba, Molotov, Echo & The Bunnymen, S.O.J.A. and James McCartney, amongst others. Tickets here.

This Week in Buenos Aires

Monday

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Stop by Museo Casa Carlos Gardel and learn more about the influential tango composer. Later on stay for the live tango concert starting at 6.30pm. Jean Jaures 735, Abasto.

Bjork will be playing the second of five shows where her album Biophilia Residency will be presented to the public. On the 6th, 9th, 12th, and 15 of April she will play intimate concerts at the Centro de Exposiciones and on the 21st she will be staging a larger concert at GEBA. Tickets here.

Sonic Youth front man, Thurston Moore, will be presenting his new solo album ¨Demolished Thoughts¨ at Niceto Club where he will share the stage with Kurt Vile and The Violators. Tickets here.

Tuesday

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Stop by Centro Cultural Konex for a unique experience in the dark. Dialogo en la Oscuridad is an international exhibit where the senses are rediscovered.  The public is guided in absolute darkness through different scenarios and learns to perceive everyday life in a different way.  Open Tue-Sun 5pm-10pm. Sarmiento 3131, Abasto. 4864 3200.

The legendary alternative nineties rock band, Jane´s Addiction, returns to the city to present their new album, “The Great Escape Artist”, and a selection of the band’s classics.  Tickets here. Av. Federico Lacroze 3455, Colegiales.

Sonic Youth front man, Thurston Moore, will be presenting his new solo album ¨Demolished Thoughts¨ at Niceto Club where he will share the stage with Kurt Vile and The Violators. Tickets here.

Wednesday

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From 11am-midday there will be a guided tour of the Lucien Hauman Botanical Gardens, which belong the the Buenos Aires agronomy university . To attend the tour you must sign up in advance at visitasguiadas@agro.uba.ar or call 4524-4008. Av. San Martín 4453, Agronomia.

In the evening stop by Ill Ballo del Mattone in Palermo for some homemade pasta and live jazz at 8pm. Gorriti 5950, Palermo.

Starting at 8.30pm Angela Gheorghiu and Roberto Alagna will present a concert at the Colón Theatre. Tickets here.

Thursday

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One of the most popular cultural events in Buenos Aires is the annual international independent film festival (¨Buenos Aires Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente¨BAFICI). Presenting over four hundred films by a great variety of both local and international directors, the festival is a cultural melting-pot with something for everyone. Check out the program and buy tickets here.

For a unique evening, 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 cost 25 USD per person and are limited to 7 people. Soler 5862, Palermo. 3220-6800.

Bjork will be playing the third of five shows where her album Biophilia Residency will be presented to the public. On the 6th, 9th, 12th, and 15 of April she will play intimate concerts at the centro de exposiciones and on the 21st she will be staging a larger concert at GEBA. Tickets here.

Friday

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The Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes in Recoleta is presenting a new exhibit ¨Claridad, la vanguardia en lucha¨, showcasing Argentine art from the 20´s-40´s depicting different social and political aspects that the country was going through at the time. Av. Del Libertador 1473, Recoleta.

In the evening don´t miss the festive Bubamara party being held at Salon Real on Friday. Balkan music and lots of upbeat dancing are on the menu! JD Peron 1391, downtown.

Saturday and Sunday

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One of the most popular cultural events in Buenos Aires is the annual international independent film festival (¨Buenos Aires Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente¨ BAFICI). Presenting over four hundred films by a great variety of both local and international directors, the festival is a cultural melting pot with something for everyone. Check out the program and buy tickets here.

The Buenos Aires International Folklore Festival takes place annually in La Plata and is a great place for music enthusiasts to become acquainted with a part of the local identity through the native culture. More information here.

On Sunday, starting at 11am, there will be a free concert at the Teatro Colón  featuring Camerata Bariloche performing Vivaldi, Haydn, and Dvoràk.

This Week in Buenos Aires

Monday

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Take a day trip to Tigre, a town in the outskirts of the city set on an island lined by small rivers and streams. The rugged location surrounded by nature offers a variety of attractions including canoeing, kayak and other excursions by boat, trekking, ecotourism, motorboat and commuter boats to take you to different places on the riverside, restaurants, spas, tea-houses, picnic sites, a naval museum, an art museum, a mate museum, a casino, a crafts fair and an amusement park. More information here.

In the evening Estrella Morente will be presenting her flamenco show at the Coliseum Theatre as part of the international theatre festival. More information here.

 

Coliseum Theatre

Marcelo T de Alvear 1125, downtown.

4814-3056

 

Tuesday

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Inside a beautiful French style building you will find The Decorative Art Museum, which showcases a collection of local and foreign objects and furniture. The building in itself makes the museum well worth the visit and the cafe in the courtyard is a lovely place for an afternoon stop.

In the evening Katy Perry will be playing at Estadio G.E.B.A for the Pepsi Music Festival. Tickets here.

 

Museo Nacional de Arte Decorativo

Av.del Libertador 1902

4801-8248

museo@mnad.org

 

Estadio GEBA

Av. Dorrego 3600, Palermo

 

Wednesday

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Take a walk down Puerto Madero to the ecological reserve where you can get the best view of the city and see some of the local flora and fauna!

In the evening visit the Palermo and Belgrano art galleries that will be open all night for Buenos Aires Art Week.  More information here.

For some live music, check out Snow Patrol, Primal Scream and Jarabe de Palo who will be closing the Pepsi Music Festival at 9pm at Estadio GEBA. Tickets here.

 

Ecological Reserve

Av. Tristán Achával Rodriguez 1550

4315-4129

Open: Tue-Sun 8am-6pm

Saturday and Sunday

 

Estadio GEBA

Av. Dorrego 3600, Palermo

 

Thursday

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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.

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.

In the evening visit the San Telmo and Puerto Madero art galleries that will be open all night for Buenos Aires Art Week.  More information here.

 

Fierro Hotel Buenos Aires

Soler 5862, Palermo

3220-6800

 

Friday

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Now that the days are sunny and warm and Polo season is here, take a polo lesson with Polo Elite who also offer English speaking polo player guides for tournaments.

In the evening visit the downtown art galleries that will be open all night for Buenos Aires Art Week.  More information here.

 

Saturday-Sunday

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Saturday- The BIC Kids drawing festival will be held at the Rosedal to close Buenos Aires Art Week.  Throughout the day there will be various art shows and an area specially dedicated to kids. More information here.

Sunday- Lenny Kravitz opens the annual Personal Fest and presents Black and White America at the Estadio G.E.B.A. Tickets here.

 

Tickets to Buy in Advance: Rock Concerts and more!

(photo by Mike Licht. NotionsCapital.com)

 

September

Andy Summers & Roberto Menescal: 13th September 2011

The guitarist of The Police, Andy Summers, joins forces with bossa master Menescal to present United Kingdom of Ipanema at the Gran Rex Theatre. Tickets here.

 

Gotan Project: 15th September 2011

The successful modern tango group presents their new album at the Gran Rex Theatre. Tickets here.

 

Ricky Martin: 16th of September 2011

The Latin lover returns to Argentina to present his new album M.A.S (Musica, Alma, Sexo) at the River Plate Stadium. Tickets here.

 

Mike Patton: 17th -18th September 2011

Faith No More front man presents a one of a kind concert of 50’s and 60’s Italian Pop songs with an orchestra of 24 musicians at the Coliseum Theatre. Tickets here.

 

Pepsi Music Festival Opening: 18th of September 2011

The Red Hot Chili Peppers open up the Pepsi Music Festival with their new record I’m With You at the River Plate Stadium. Tickets here.

 

Judas Priest and Whitesnake: 18th September 2011.

Heavy metal fans get a double treat on the farewell tour of these two legendary bands that will be playing at Estadio Racing Club de Avellaneda. Tickets here.

 

Philip Glass: 20th of September 2011

The experimental composer and pianist graces the Coliseum Theatre’s stage this month. Tickets here.

 

Marianne Faithfull & Marc Ribot: 22nd of September 2011

This legendary singer, songwriter and actress and great guitarist Marc Ribot will be presenting a special acoustic show at the Coliseum Theatre as part of the Horses and High Heels Tour. Tickets here.

 

FIBA VIII Festival Internacional de Buenos Aires:  24th September- 8th of October

The international theatre festival brings the best staged performances from around the globe. Program and tickets here.

 

Pepsi Music  Festival: 24th , 27th , 28th of September 2011

The yearly rock festival brings a great line up of bands this year:, Katy Perry, Snow Patrol, Primal Scream, Riddim, Bulldog, Jarabe de Palo amongst others. Tickets here.

 

October

 

Personal Fest  Opening: 2nd October 2011

Lenny Kravitz opens the annual Personal Fest and presents Black and White America at the Estadio G.E.B.A. Tickets here.

 

Buraka Som Sistema: 6th of October 2011

The popular Portuguese group bring Kuduro, a music-dance from Angola influenced by  sungura, afrobeat and ragga to Niceto Club in Palermo.

Tickets here.

 

Guns N Roses: 8th of October.

The legendary rock band returns to Argentina on their world tour of Chinese Democracy at Estadio Único de La Plata. Tickets here.

 

Eric Clapton: 14th October 2011

This superb guitarist will be gracing the stage of the River Plate Stadium. Tickets here.

 

Deep Purple:  15th and 16th  October 2011

The Hard Rock band has been rocking since the 60’s and considerately visits the large community of local fans every few years, this time at the Luna Park Stadium. Tickets here.

 

Aerosmith: 28th of October 2011

Aerosmith makes an unforgettable comeback on the stage of Estadio Unico de La Plata. Tickets here.

 

November

 

Personal Fest:  4th -5th of  November 2011

Featuring shows by The Strokes, Goldfrapp, Sonic Youth, INXS and Calle 13 amongst others at Estadio G.E.B.A.  Tickets here.

 

Ringo Starr: 7th and 8th  of November 2011

Once a Beatle and still a star, the famous Ringo will be playing at the Luna Park Stadium. Tickets here.

 

Faith No More: 8th of November 2011

This influential 90’s band will be playing at Estadio Único de La Plata. Tickets here.

 

Chris Cornell: 9th November 2011

The Soundgarden and Audioslave front man brings his solo tunes to the Gran Rex Theatre for a unique acoustic show.  Tickets here.

 

Megadeth: 10th November 2011

The popular bands heavy thrash metal shows sell out every time they come to the city, and this is no exception which is why they added this new date for their shows at Estadio Malvinas Argentinas. Tickets here.

 

Creamfields: 12th  November 2011

The best electronic party of the year brings Groove Armada, John Didweed, Sven Bath, and Pete Tong amongst others to the set at the Autodromo de la Ciudad de Buenos Aires. Tickets here.

 

Chango Spasiuk:  12th of November 2011.

This renown Argentine musician and composer returns to Buenos Aires after two years of absence to bring back traditional songs to the stage of the Opera Citi Theatre. Tickets here.

 

Pearl Jam: 13th of November 2011

The popular grunge band celebrate their 20 years at Estadio Único de La Plata. Tickets here.

 

Britney Spears: 20th of November 2011

The pop diva stops by Buenos Aires on her Femme Fatale World Tour to put on one of her famous shows at Estadio Unico de La Plata. Tickets here.

 

March 2012

 

Roger Waters: 7th , 9th , 10th , 12th , 14th , 15th , 17th , 18th of March 2012.

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. http://eventos.livepass.com.ar/eventperformances.asp?evt=44