Buenos Aires Agenda: October/Octubre 2015

Monday/Lunes

stairway to heaven

(Photo by Glenn Simmons)

The 30th edition of the Casa FOA design fair is taking place until the 30th of November at a specially remodeled 40’s style house in the Retiro area that is well worth visiting, especially for architecture and design enthusiasts. Basavilbaso 1233, downtown. 

In the afternoon, from 5.30pm to 7.30pm, you can stop by the Fierro Hotel garden and grab a couple of cocktails at the new UCO after office event! 3220-6800. Soler 5862, Palermo.

You can also head to the Centro Cultural Konex where famous percussion group, La Bomba del Tiempo, will be carrying out their Monday show starting at 7pm. Sarmiento 3151, Almagro.

La feria de diseño Casa FOA cumple 30 años y hasta el 30 de noviembre abre las puertas de una casa especialmente remodelada de la década del 40 en la zona de Retiro que vale la pena visitar, en especial si sos entusiasta de la arquitectura y el diseño. Basavilbaso 1233, microcentro.

A la tarde, desde las 17.30 hasta las 19.30hs., abre  el jardín de Fierro Hotel para ofrecer cócteles en el after-office de UCO restaurante. 3220-6800. Soler 5862, Palermo.

También a la tarde, a partir de las 19hs., la famosa orquesta de percusión, La Bomba del Tiempo, se presenta, como todos los lunes, en el Centro Cultural Konex.Sarmiento 3151, Almagro.

Tuesday/Martes

luna

(Photo by Fotero)

The MAMBA is featuring a remake of Marta Minujín’s famous La Menesunda installation which provides visitors with sensory stimulus in eleven different settings. Av. San Juan 350, San Telmo

In the evening, Irish musician Damien Rice will be staging a live show at the San Telmo centered La Trastienda. Tickets here

It’s also full moon Tuesday, so find yourself a nice bar with a terrace and enjoy a moonlit drink outdoors. 

El MAMBA está exhibiendo una nueva versión de la famosa instalación La Menesunda, de Marta Minujín, en la que el público puede experimentar diferentes estímulos sensoriales en once situaciones distintas.  Av. San Juan 350, San Telmo

A la noche, el músico irlandés Damien Rice se presenta en La Trastienda en San Telmo. Entradas aquí.

El martes también hay luna llena, ideal para tomar unos tragos al aire libre en algún bar con terraza.

Wednesday/Miércoles

brass

(Photo by S.Su)

Sculpture and dance come together at a joint exhibit by the national fine arts museum (MNAD) and the Centro Cultural Kirchner. Sarmiento 151, downtown.

Later, the Hypnotic Brass Ensemble will lively up the evening at Niceto Club. Tickets here

Escultura y danza se unen en la exhibición conjunta que presentan el Museo Nacional del Bellas Artes (MNAD) y el Centro Cultural KirchnerSarmiento 151, microcentro.

Más tarde, la Hypnotic Brass Ensemble le da vida a la noche porteña en Niceto Club. Entradas aquí.

Thursday/Jueves

fenakisticopio

(Image from Fondo Antiguo de la Universidad de Sevilla)

Don’t miss the FASE 7 art, science and technology fair that will take place until Sunday at the Centro Cultural Recoleta. Junín 1930, Recoleta

Later on, head to the Doppelganger Bar in San Telmo for some of the city’s best drinks and atmosphere. Juan de Garay 500, San Telmo.4300 0201.

No te pierdas la feria de arte, ciencia y tecnología FASE 7 que se lleva a cabo hasta el domingo en el Centro Cultural Recoleta. Junín 1930, Recoleta

Por la noche, Doppelganger Bar en San Telmo, es una buena opción para probar algunos de los mejores cócteles de Buenos Aires en uno de los ambientes más amenos de la ciudad. Juan de Garay 500, San Telmo.4300 0201.

Friday/Viernes

ferris wheel

(Photo by Helder Ribeiro)

If the weather is nice, a day trip to Tigre is a must while you’re in Buenos Aires. You can try a water sport, stop by the Mercado de Frutos where you can purchase local goods, go on a rollercoaster ride, and even place your bets at the local Casino. Explore on your own or try a tour!

Si el día está soleado, hacer una excursión al Tigre es una salida imperdible durante tu estadía en Buenos Aires. Algunas de las actividades que proponemos incluyen hacer deportes acuáticos, pasar por el Mercado de Frutos para comprar artesanías, subir a una montaña rusa, o probar suerte en el Casino. Explora por tu cuenta o súmate a un Tour.

Saturday and Sunday/ Sábado y Domingo

witches

(Photo by clotho98)

Book your place at UCO´s delicious weekend brunch, with a great Irish version as well! 3220-6800Soler 5862, Palermo.

On Saturday and Sunday, the gourmet food fair Buenos Aires Market will be taking place at the mythical Mercado de las Pulgas. Álvarez Thomas and Concepción de Arenal, Colegiales

Although traditionally Argentines don’t celebrate Halloween, Sugar Club in Palermo is always up for some dress-up fun on the 31st and Milion Bar will be hosting a Haunted House night, and giving out a best-costume prize. 

Museum Night (La Noche de los Museos) will also be taking place on Saturday night with a chance to visit all the city museums under the ghoulish light of a fading moon. 

Hacé tu reserva para degustar el delicioso brunch de UCO restaurante que  ofrece también una variante de desayuno irlandés. 3220-6800. Soler 5862, Palermo.

El sábado y el domingo, la feria de alimentos gourmet Buenos Aires Market se lleva a cabo en el mítico Mercado de las Pulgas. Álvarez Thomas y Concepción de Arenal, Colegiales

Aunque en Argentina tradicionalmente no se festeja la Noche de Brujas, Sugar Club en Palermo siempre se disfraza el 31 de Octubre y el bar Milion también va a estar abriendo las puertas de su casa embrujada y dando premio al mejor disfráz.

La Noche de los Museosen la que se pueden visitar los museos de la ciudad bajo la luz tenue de la luna menguante, también va a llevarse a cabo el sábado a la noche.

Buenos Aires for Kids

(Photo by Mora)

During July, Argentine children have winter holidays, and a broad variety of activities are offered for the young ones. Below are a list of fun activities and sights to visit with children.

Parks

The city is full of beautiful parks and in Palermo, the Rosedal is one of the most attractive. You can rent pedal boats to go around the lake. Nearby are the Japanese gardens where it is common to see kids with their grandparents enthusiastically feeding the fish.

The Planetarium is another great spot to go with children. It is currently showcasing the immersive show “Journey to the Stars” which traces stars through time. The experience was created in collaboration with the NASA, the American Museum on Natural Science in New York and a group of renowned scientists. Av. Sarmiento and Belisario Roldan, Palermo.

Fun Parks

Parque de la Costa: Tigre is an interesting place to visit in the outskirts of the city and boat rides and other fun activities abound in this unique district. One of the main attractions for children in this area is the Parque de la Costa where roller coasters and cotton candy promise to seduce the heart of every child.

República de Los Niños: This Disney-inspired children’s theme park on the outskirts of La Plata was built in the early fifties for civic learning. The team of architects based the design on stories by Hans Christian Andersen, the Grimm brothers and legends by Tennyson and Mallory. The park also includes a doll museum with dolls from all over the world. The theme park can be visited every day from 10am-6pm. Camino General Belgrano and 501, M. B. Gonnet, La Plata. 0221-484-1409.

Zoos

The Buenos Aires Zoo is a special place in the city, not only because it displays a large variety of exotic animals, but also because it is an important research center and has beautiful architecture that dates back to the late 1800´s.  It also hosts many special events for children. Av. Las Heras y Av. Sarmiento.

Temaiken Biopark: This popular well-kept biopark on the outskirts of Buenos Aires, in Escobar, is more than a zoo; it aspires to be a combination of Botanical Garden, Zoo, Aquarium, and Natural History and Anthropology Museum. A guaranteed child pleaser. There are special buses that take you there leaving from Plaza Italia.

Museums

Museo de los niños: This interactive museum for children in the Abasto shopping mall is a small scale reproduction of the city and allows kids to look at how businesses function and to play at being a part of them. A popular place for the young ones!

Buque Museo Fragata: This frigate commissioned by the navy in 1898 to be used as a training vessel is now docked in Puerto Madero and is open as a museum.

Museo Participativo de Ciencias: This fun interactive science museum is set inside the Centro Cultural Recoleta, right next to the famous Recoleta Cemetery. Its motto is “Prohibido no tocar” which translates to Forbidden not to touch, and pretty much sums up the idea.

Museo de Ciencias Naturales de La Plata: This famous natural sciences museum in La Plata has a permanent exhibit that traces the history of life from the inorganic to the organic concluding with mankind and culture. It showcases over 2,500,000 objects including dinosaur fossils.  Paseo del Bosque S/Nº. La Plata. (54-221) 425-7744 / 9161 / 9638. museo@museo.fcnym.unlp.edu.ar.

Museo del Titere (Puppet Museum): The Puppet Museum in San Telmo has a beautiful collection of puppets from all over the world as well as a specialized library and an antique puppet theatre where shows are occasionally staged. Piedras 905, San Telmo. 4307 6917.

MALBA: The MALBA museum of Latin American art regularly offers special activities for children where different works of art from the museum are discussed. The discussions are then followed by a creative activity where they make their own work related to what they saw.  For these winter holidays they have also organized a recycling workshop and a live presentation of how different things from daily life, such as soap and knits, are made.

Theatre and shows

Winter is also the time for children’s theatre productions. The city government organizes many of these, including clown, dance and puppet shows. (Find full schedule here).

The annual Disney on Ice is also a big hit and features ice-skating performances of Disney musicals.