This Week in Buenos Aires

Monday

Pablo Siquier is an Argentine artist known for his impressive murals and installations. Throughout March a special exhibit held at the Centro Cultural Recoleta will be displaying some of his more experimental work from the eighties and nineties. Junín 1930, Recoleta. 4803 1040. Open: Mon-Fri 2pm-9pm, Sat-Sun 10am-9pm.

Roger Waters, the British legend that was once part of Pink Floyd, will be playing at the River Plate Stadium!  Tickets here.

Tuesday

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If you´re planning to visit the city center to see the Obelisco, or to take a tour of the Colón 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. Opening Hours: Mon-Fri 9am-1pm. Riobamba 750 – 1° Piso. 6319-1104.

Later on, stop by Sugar and meet other fellow travelers at the Beerlingual Bilingual Trivia Night from 7pm-9pm. Costa Rica 4619¸ Palermo.

Wednesday

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Head to the stunning Colón theatre and tour one of the most celebrated opera houses in the world! Later on stay for La Pasión según San Marcos, an opera by Osvaldo Golijov.Cerrito 628, Downtown. 4378 7100

You can also stop by La Catedral in Almagro for a tango lesson for beginners starting at 9pm. Sarmiento 4006, doorbell 5, Almagro. 4342-4794.

Thursday

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Head to La Rural to the Presentes Otoño interior design fair which will be taking place from the 15th-18th of March. More information here.

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. Soler 5862, Palermo. 3220-6800.

John Zorn and his freestyle avant-garde jazz group Masada will be playing at the Teatro Coliseo. Tickets here

Roger Waters, the British legend that was once part of Pink Floyd, will be playing at the River Plate Stadium!  Tickets here.

Friday

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Head to the Museo de Arte Español Enrique Larreta. This Spanish Art Museum decorated as a renaissance palace and surrounded by a unique Spanish Muslim garden, was the home of author Enrique Larreta. His extensive collection of sculptures, paintings and furniture mostly from the Renaissance and Baroque periods can be appreciated in this ornamented historical landmark.  Juramento 2291, Belgrano, 4784-4040. Museum Opening Hours: Monday to Friday from 1pm-7pm. Saturday from 10am-8pm.

Later on head to the Isenbeck Beer Festival in Palermo where you can taste a variety of brews and listen to live bands.  Tribuna Plaza 4401, Palermo. Tickets Here.

Saturday and Sunday

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St Patrick’s day celebrations will be happening all around town, especially at the local pubs. For a traditional special St. Paddy´s day party head to The Casabar in Recoleta. 1150 Rodriguez Pena, Recoleta.

Renowned guitarist Scott Henderson will be playing at the ND/Ateneo on Saturday as part of his Well to the Bone Tour 2012. Tickets available here.

Another famous guitarist will also be staging a live show on Saturday. Luis Salinas will be playing at La Trastienda at 11.30pm. Tickets here.

Roger Waters, the British legend that was once part of Pink Floyd, will be playing at the River Plate Stadium on Saturday and Sunday!  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