Beatriz Milhazes at the MALBA

(Photo by Blog do Planalto)

Brazilian artist Beatriz Milhazes’ paintings are known for their colorful shapes that merge modernism with her local Brazilian culture; until the 19th of November, they will be exhibited at the renowned MALBA art museum.

The exhibit has been organized by the Brazilian embassy as part of the Brazil Month in Buenos Aires activities.  It not only features over thirty vibrant paintings, but also includes a special installation designed for the museum’s gallery on the second floor. Avenida Figueroa Alcorta 3415, Recoleta. 

Viví Francia: A Week of French Culture in BA

(Photo by “André M.”)

Throughout the week the city will be filled with activities relating to French Culture including cuisine, arquitecture, fashion, music, film, and more. The event will take place from the 16th to the 23rd of September at different venues around the city.

The agenda includes tours to the French Embassy, an urban design tour of Palermo, a Santa Fe avenue tour, a visit to the Botanical gardens, tango influences in Recoleta, and a French hotspot tour in Retiro and Recoleta. (Find the tour schedules here).

There will also be live music events, theatre and film screenings (find schedule here), French lessons at the Alianza Francesa (here), conferences about Parisian fashion (here), and an interesting gourmet option including a French wine tasting at Grand Cru, a tea tasting event at Chez Pauline and a conference about French cuisine (more information here).

This Week in Buenos Aires

Monday

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Check out the new MALBA exhibit “Panamericano” by the Brazilian Beatriz Milhazes that showcases a selection of the renowned artist’s recent paintings. Avenida Figueroa Alcorta 3415, Recoleta. 

In the evening stop by La Peña del Colorado where a tango peña will be held at 8.30pm. This Palermo-centered peña serves traditional food and stages live shows as well as hosting folklore dances for the community.  From midnight onwards they also encourage the diners to play spontaneous guitar music. (They offer the guitars).  Güemes 3657, Palermo. 4822-1038. info@lapeniadelcolorado.com.

Tuesday

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Rain is forecasted for Tuesday so plan for indoors! Find our list of rainy day suggestions here.

If you’re looking for a laugh head to the Grin Go! Stand Up comedy Show starting at 9pm at the Absinth Resto Bar. Bartolomé Mitre 1695, Downtown. 4371-6486. Be sure to make a reservation by emailing gringo@comicosdepie.com.ar.

The Cirque du Soleil will be presenting their new show from the 8th-30th of September at Complejo al Rio, Vicente Lopez. Tickets here.

Wednesday

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Head to the Dorrego Flea Market in Palermo, which is often overlooked and is the perfect place to go on a treasure hunt.  Antiques and curious finds are waiting to be dug up and claimed in this charming neighborhood market. Open Tue-Sun 10am-7pm.  Av.Dorrego and Conde.

Later on, the Swedish electro band Covenant will be staging a live show at Niceto Club at 9pm.  Niceto Vega 5510, Palermo. Tickets here.

Thursday

 

(Photo by .Ines)

Don´t miss the Astor Piazzolla exhibit at the Centro de Exposiciones in Recoleta. J.E. Couture 2231, Recoleta.

Later on sip on different tea blends at the special tea tasting at Chez Pauline, in Recoleta, which is being held as part of Vivi Francia, the Buenos Aires France Week.  Book your place in advance at 4816-9988 or at info@chezpauline.com.ar.

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 35 USD per person and are limited to 7 people. Soler 5862, Palermo. 3220-6800.

Friday

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Celebrate the first day of Spring by heading to the ecological reserve behind Puerto Madero where you can catch one of the best views in the city!

(Keep in mind that as it is also student’s day, the Rosedal park in Palermo will be very crowded as it will be full of high school kids celebrating).

Later on stop by the Fierro Hotel garden where there will be a Springtime celebration with happy hour and tapas from 6pm-8pm! Soler 5862, Palermo. 3220-6800.

In the evening pick one of the many live shows that will be staged as part of the 2012 Buenos Aires Music Festival. Find a full program here.

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.

On Saturday take a tour of the French side of the city starting at 3pm at Cerrito and Av. Alvear.

In the evening pick one of the many live shows that will be staged as part of the 2012 Buenos Aires Music Festival. Find a full program here.

Find a ten-day weather forecast here.

This Week in Buenos Aires

Monday

 

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The Casa FOA Molina Ciudad 2012 will be taking place in La Boca until the 14th of October and is a great chance to get to know Argentine architecture and design tendencies. Av. Regimiento de los Patricios, La Boca.

In the afternoon, stop for some tea and sweet treats at the traditional Confitería Las Violetas and then celebrate the return of the sun at the nearby La Bomba del Tiempo, a percussion orchestra that has become one of the local absolute musts. Centro Cultural Konex Sarmiento 3131, Abasto. 4864-3200

Tuesday

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Stop by the Centro Cultural Borges where the new Jean Tinguely exhibit is being displayed! Viamonte and San Martín, downtown.

The Cirque du Soleil will be presenting their new show from the 8th-30th of September at Complejo al Rio, Vicente Lopez. Tickets here.

Wednesday

(Photo by Marisali)

Don´t miss the Astor Piazzolla exhibit at the Centro de Exposiciones in Recoleta. J.E. Couture 2231, Recoleta.

Whilst in the area, take advantage of the sunny weather and explore the surrounding parks and landmarks.

Head to La Rural in the evening and visit the Vinos y Bodegas expo,where Argentine wineries will be showcasing their best wines. More information here.

Thursday

(Photo by SebKe)

This is a perfect time of year for sailing so hop on a boat in Puerto Madero and explore the city from the water! Smile on Sea offers 2 ½ hour trips, extended 4 ½ hour trips, full day trips and night sailing where you get to see the sun set behind the skyscrapers.  Contact: info@smileonsea.com.

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 25 USD per person and are limited to 7 people. Soler 5862, Palermo. 3220-6800.

Megadeth will be staging a live show at the Estadio Malvinas Argentina’s. Tickets here.

Friday

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Take advantage of the sunshine and book your place for a Foto Ruta Academia tour where you can get to know the city through the lens while benefiting from professional photography tips! More information here.

In the evening, stop by Palermo’s new hotspot Rey de Copas, where you can sit down comfortably for drinks and French inspired nibbles! Gorriti 5176, Palermo / T. 2068-5220

Die Toten Hosen will be playing at the Estadio Malvinas Argentina’s. Tickets here.

Saturday and Sunday

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At the starting point of the Paraná delta, in the outskirts of the city, is the town of Tigre, set on an island lined by small rivers and streams. This 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.

Find a ten-day weather forecast here.

New in Town: MACBA Contemporary Art Museum

(Julio Le Parc. Photo by laimagendelmundo)

Its doors opened only five days ago and already it promises to be one of the city’s art hotspots. The MACBA, is the new Buenos Aires museum of contemporary art in San Telmo, just down the block from the MAMBA, the Buenos Aires museum of modern art.

The museum showcases a permanent collection with an emphasis on geometric and op-art by artists such as Julio Le Parc, Víctor Vasarely, Roberto Aizenberg, Alejandro Puente, Raúl Lozza, Manuel Alvarez, César Paternosto an Mira Schendel, amongst others. Additionally there is a temporary collection, Intercambio global- abstracción geometrica desde 1950, which has been curated by the renowned Joe Houston.

Entrance to the museum is free until the 8th of September and otherwise costs 15 pesos.  Opening hours are from Wednesday to Monday from 11am-7pm and there are guided tours at 5pm. info@macba.com.ar.  Av. San Juan 328, San Telmo.

This Week in Buenos Aires

Monday

(Photo by Abkar Simonse)

Stop by the Centro Cultural Borges where the new Jean Tinguely exhibit is being displayed! Viamonte and San Martín, downtown.

Korean lyricist Sumi Jo and the Argentine Dario Schmunck, will be giving a free performance at the Colón theatre at 8pm. Cerrito 628, downtown. 

Tuesday

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Take a private tour with Buenos Aires Historico Tours. Their guides are historians and other humanities graduates from the Buenos Aires University and they will show you a unique and very informed side of the city! 4307-8539.buenosaireshistorico@yahoo.com.ar.

If you’re looking for a laugh don’t miss the Grin Go! Stand Up comedy Show starting at 9pm at the Absinth Resto Bar. Bartolomé Mitre 1695, Downtown. 4371-6486. Be sure to make a reservation by emailing gringo@comicosdepie.com.ar.

Renowned Russian pianist Arcadi Volodos will be playing the following pieces at the Colón Theatre: Franz Schubert: Piano sonata in A minor, D 784, Johannes Brahms: Intermezzi Op. 117, Nos. 1-3, Franz Liszt: Sonata in B minor.  4th of September at 8.30pm. Tickets here.

Wednesday

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The MACBA is a new contemporary art museum that recently opened in San Telmo, and because this is their inaugural week it will be free until the 8th of September. Whilst in the area don’t forget to stop by the MAMBA, the museum of modern art, which is just down the block. Av. San Juan, 328, San Telmo.

Don’t miss the Orquesta Típica Fernandez Fierro’s contemporary tango show at 10pm.  Sanchez de Bustamante 764, Abasto.

Thursday

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Stop by the Centro Cultural Recoleta and check out some of the photography exhibits that are being displayed as part of the Festival de la Luz (light festival). The festival takes place throughout August and September around the country.

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 25 USD per person and are limited to 7 people. Soler 5862, Palermo. 3220-6800.

Brazilian Bossa Nova king, Gilberto Gil, will be performing at the Gran Rex theatre. Tickets here.

Friday

(Photo by Gobierno de la Ciudad de Buenos Aires)

The Casa FOA Molina Ciudad 2012 will be taking place in La Boca until the 14th of October and is a great chance to get to know Argentina architecture and design tendencies. Av. Regimiento de los Patricios, La Boca.

Live Cuban music by singer Ibrahim Ferrer Jr. will be bringing rhythm and swing to the Palermo centered Velma Café. Tickets here.

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 Casa FOA Molina Ciudad 2012 will be taking place in La Boca until the 14th of October and is a great chance to get to know Argentina architecture and design tendencies. Av. Regimiento de los Patricios, La Boca.

 The Japanese gardens in Palermo will be hosting a Japanese embroidery exhibit throughout the weekend. Av. Figueroa Alcorta and Av. Casares.

The Cirque du Soleil will be presenting their new show from the 8th-30th of September at Complejo al Rio, Vicente Lopez. Tickets here.

 

Find a ten-day weather forecast here.

This Week in Buenos Aires

Monday

(Photo by ::d::)

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

(Photo by iggykaser)

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

(photo by lbonini)

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

(Photo by Ruben Charles)

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

(Photo by Patrick Q)

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.