This Week: 27th Oct – 2nd Nov.

Monday

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Rain is forecast for the night so catch a movie at the Anima Film Fest that is screening international films about awareness and conscious living- Find the full program here.  Cinemark Palermo, Beruti 3399, Palermo.

Tuesday

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Stop by the Museo Nacional del Libro y de la Lengua (the National Language Museum), where a special exhibit on Julio Cortazar is being held until November. Av. Las Heras 2555, Recoleta.

Later on, get ready for some opera at the Teatro Colón which is inaugurating a production of Elektra by Richard Strauss. Tickets here.

Wednesday

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One of the city’s architectural landmarks is the famous Palacio Barolo, full of references to poet Dante Alighieri. Guided tours take place from 4pm to 7pm and evening guided tours at 8.30pm include tasting of an awarded wine and a national delicacy. Av. de Mayo 1370, downtown.

In the evening, staring at 9.30pm, Peter Krantz will be playing French musique at Notorious, club de Jazz. av. Callao 966

Thursday

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The MALBA is inaugurating a new exhibit featuring famous Argentine artist Antonio Berni’s work. Figueroa Alcorta 3415, Palermo.

In the evening stop by La Catedral for a tango lesson. 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, starting at 6pm, the ragtime festival kicks off until Sunday at the Centro Cultural Recoleta. Junín 1930, Recoleta

Saturday and Sunday

Book your place at Fierro´s unique weekend brunch now revamped with an Irish version as well! Soler 5862, Palermo.3220-6800.

Stop by the ragtime festival taking place until Sunday at the Centro Cultural Recoleta. Junín 1930, Recoleta.

On Sunday evening, Caetano Veloso will be playing a live concert at the Luna Park Stadium. Tickets here.

This Week: 13th-19th October

 

Monday

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Stop by the MAMBA in San Telmo and check out the fun and interactive Fabio Cacero art exhibit being held until the 26th of October. Av. San Juan 350, San Telmo

Starting at 5.30pm, stop by to catch some local folklore music at La Usina del Arte where the chamamé fest will be taking place. Agustín Caffarena 1, La Boca

Tuesday

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The Palais de Glace in the Recoleta area is holding their annual art show featuring all the upcoming talents in the city. Posadas 1725, Recoleta

In the evening, head to the Centro Cultural Recoleta to catch the stunning Fuerza Bruta show. Tickets here.

Wednesday

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

In the evening stop by La Catedral for a tango lesson at 6, 7.30 or 9pm. Sarmiento 4006, Almagro.

Thursday

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The annual gourmet food fair, Feria Masticar, kicks off until Sunday offering the best produce, amazing meals by some of the city’s top chefs and more! Get your tickets in advance here.

In the evening, the Buenos Aires Philharmonic Orchestra will be presenting a violin concert at the Colón Theatre. Tickets here.

Friday

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The Centro Cultural Recoleta will be hosting the annual Buenos Aires Photo exhibit which is one of the largest Latin-American photography fairs in the region.  It will take place until. The 20th of October. Junín 1930, Recoleta.

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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Book your place at Fierro´s unique weekend brunch now revamped with an Irish version as well! Soler 5862, Palermo. 3220-6800.

The annual gourmet food fair Feria Masticar is taking place during the weekend offering the best produce, amazing meals by some of the city’s top chefs and more! Get your tickets in advance here.

The Centro Cultural Recoleta will be hosting the annual Buenos Aires Photo exhibit which is one of the largest Latin-American photography fairs in the region.  It will take place until. The 20th of October. Junín 1930, Recoleta.

This Week: 29th Sept- 5th Oct 2014

The city gets ready for an artful few days with new exhibitions and festivals coming up on this budding Spring week with music and clouds.

Find a ten day weather forecast here.

Monday

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Start off the week by visiting the MALBA where a great collection of artwork by Julio Le Parc is being exhibited until the 6th of October. Av Pres. Figueroa Alcorta 3415, Palermo.

Later on, stop by to celebrate the good weather at Centro Cultural Konex where La Bomba del Tiempo will be staging their weekly percussion show. Sarmiento 3151, Almagro.

For some great post dancing local style pizza, head to nearby Los Cocos and order a fugazetta, an onion and mozzarella specialty. Los Cocos- Córdoba, Av. 3303, Almagro

Tuesday

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Check out the Buenos Aires Stencil exhibition being held at Palermo based Hollywood in Cambodia that specializes in the work of local street artists. Thames 1885, first floor, Palermo.

In the evening stop by La Catedral for a tango lesson at 6, 7.30 or 9pm. Sarmiento 4006, Almagro.

Wednesday

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The contemporary dance festival kicks off until the 5th of October at different theaters around the city. Check out the full program here.

In the evening, catch some live music at Boris Club de Jazz where Christina Aguayo will be staging a live show at 9.30pm. Gorriti 5568, Palermo.

Thursday

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

In the evening at 8.30pm, the Colón Theatre kicks off its ballet production of Giselle staring Paloma Herrera. Tickets here. )

Friday

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The EGGO art fair kicks off until the 6th of October at the Centro Cultural Recoleta. Junín 1930, Recoleta.

Local folklore guru, Chango Spasiuk, will be staging a live show at the Teatro Coliseo starting at 9pm. Marcelo T. de Alvear 1125, downtown. Tickets here.

Saturday and Sunday

Book your place at Fierro´s unique weekend brunch now revamped with an Irish version as well! Soler 5862, Palermo. 3220-6800.

Homage to Clorindo Testa at Centro Cultural Recoleta

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Clorindo Testa was a renowned Italian-Argentina architect and artist who is known for his modernist architectural style. Some of the buildings he is known for include the Argentine National Library, the Bank of London and South America, the remodeling of the Centro Cultural Recoleta, the neighboring Buenos Aires Design Center and the Centro Cultural Konex.

Testa was born in Naples in 1923 but moved to Buenos Aires with his family when he was but a few months old. He studied architecture in Argentina, at the Buenos Aires University and was influenced by Le Corbusier’s modern style. From the 50’s onward, he also painted and drew, following an Informalist style and choosing objects such as bicycles, tools and bridges as his motifs. In April 2013 the architect and artist passed away at the age of 83.

The Centro Cultural Recoleta is showcasing an exhibit of Testa’s work as part of the architecture biennial that is taking place until the 13th of October. The exhibition includes paintings, drawings and building designs and is being held until the 20th of October. The cultural center is open from Tuesday to Friday from 2pm to 9pm and on weekends from midday to 9pm. Junín 1930, Recoleta.  4803 1040.

Liliana Porter at the MALBA

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Liliana Porter is an Argentine contemporary artist that works with mixed media. Her artwork deals with topics such as time, space, and the dual nature of destruction and creation. Many of her pieces include inanimate objects that she finds in flea markets and later gives new meaning through art. She also works with photography, engravings, drawings and video.

El hombre con el hacha y otras situaciones breves (the man with the axe and other temporary situations) is the name of the MALBA exhibit that is being displayed and portrays different characters carrying out actions that build the idea of paradox and ambiguity.

The exhibition is taking place until the 18th of November.  The museum is open from Thursday to Monday from midday to 8pm, and to 9pm on Wednesdays. Tickets are 40 pesos. Avenida Figueroa Alcorta 3415, Palermo. 4808-6500.

 

Buenos Aires Spring 2013

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Events

FIBA international theatre festival- 4th to the 20th of October. More information here.

International Jazz Festival- 20th to the 25th of November.  More information here.

Feria de las Naciones- 16th to the 25th of November. A display of foods and traditions from different countries at La Rural in Palermo.

Noche de los Museos– 9th of November. The city museums open their doors until 3am for a lively and arty night.

PM Open Air Music kicks off its Spring-Summer 2013 edition with live music and more every Saturday from 3pm onwards at San Pedro de Jujuy 101, Retiro.

Concerts

21st of September- Caetano Veloso- Teatro Gran Rex. Tickets here.

21st of September- John Digweed at Mandarine. Avenida Costanera Norte and Sarmiento.

21st of September- Steve Bug at Pacha. Av. Rafael Obligado 6151, Costanera.

26th of September- Bon Jovi at Estadio Velez Sarsfield. Tickets here.

27th of September- Iron Maiden at Estadio River Plate. Tickets here.

28th of September- Alice in Chains at Estadio Luna Park. Tickets here.

2nd of October- Al Di Meola at the Teatro Opera. Tickets here.

4th of October- Marc Houle, Magda and Troy Pierce at Mandarine Park.Avenida Costanera Norte and Sarmiento.

5th of October- Paul Van Dyke at Mandarine Park.Avenida Costanera Norte and Sarmiento.

6th of October- Black Sabath and Megadeth at Estadio Único de la Plata. Tickets here.

12th and 13th of October- Personal Fest featuring Aerosmith, Muse, Whitesnake and Janes Addiction. Tickets here.

1st  to the 3rd of November- Quilmes Rock featuring Blur and Tan Bionica at Ciudad del Rock. Tickets here.

8th of November- Ringo Starr at the Luna Park Stadium. Tickets here.

9th of November- Creamfields featuring Sven Bath and Richie Hawtin. Tickets here.

12th of November- Red Hot Chili Peppers- to be confirmed.

14th of November- Planeta Terra Fest featuring Travis, Lana del Rey and Beck at Tecnópolis. Tickets here.

15th of November- Paco de Lucía at the Gran Rex Theatre. Tickets here.

20th of November- Devendra Banhart at the Gran Rex. Tickets here.

23rd of November- Cat Stevens at Tecnopolis. Tickets here.

12th of December- Stevie Wonder at Estadio Velez Sarsfield. Tickets here.

14th of December- Metallica- To be confirmed.

14th of December- Buenos Aires Summer Break Fest 2013  featuring Dave Mathews, Incubus and SOJA at  Al Rio. Tickets here.

Spring Parties in Buenos Aires

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In Argentina, the first day of Spring is also traditionally students’ day, and so parks fill with joyous youth and parties abound. Since this year the 21st falls on a Saturday there will be plenty of Spring events around town to celebrate the season of love.

20th of September- Celebrate Spring’s eve at Fierro Hotel’s Thank Fierro it’s Friday event that has become increasingly popular due to the great cocktails, tapas and vibe! Soler 5862, Palermo. 3220-6800.

20th of September- Alicia Keys- GEBA. Tickets here.

20th-21st of September- A wide variety of live music acts will be taking place around the city as part of the BAFIM (Buenos Aires International Music Fair). Check out the program here.

21st of September- Caetano Veloso- Teatro Gran Rex. Tickets here.

21st of September- PM Open Air Music kicks off its Spring-Summer 2013 edition with live music and more from 3pm onwards at San Pedro de Jujuy 101, Retiro.

21st of September- La Bomba del Tiempo spring party at Konex. Dance the night away to the sound of drums from midnight onwards.  Sarmiento 3125, Abasto.

21st of September- John Digweed at Mandarine. If electronic music is more your thing, head down to Mandarine where British DJ John Digweed will be musicalizing the scene. Avenida Costanera Norte and Sarmiento.

21st of September- Steve Bug at Pacha. Another option for electronica lovers is to head to Pacha where German DJ Steve Bug will be synthing Spring. Av. Rafael Obligado 6151, Costanera.

21st of September-Fiesta Piso Compartido at Niceto Club will also be celebrating Spring! Niceto Vega 5510, Palermo.

This Week in Buenos Aires

Monday

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Start the week by browsing books and sitting down for a read over coffee at the stunning Atenéo Grand Splendid. The impressive bookstore is considered to be one of the most beautiful in the world. Av. Santa Fe 1860. 4813 6052.

One Table, the city’s top Monday event, is the best place to start the week with glorious foods, great wines and a chance to share with lovely people. Book your place at 3220-6820.

Tuesday

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Fundación PROA is showcasing a new exhibit that features images of Buenos Aires as seen through different artists eyes.  Av. Pedro de Mendoza 1929, La Boca.

In the evening, John Mayer will be staging a live show at the Luna Park. Tickets here.

Wednesday

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The Buenos Aires International Documentary Film Festival will be kicking off until the 23rd of September. Find the full program here.

Later on, stop by La Catedral in Almagro where you can take a tango lesson staring at 7.30 pm or 9pm. Sarmiento 4006, Almagro.

Thursday

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One of the architectural landmarks of the city is the famous Palacio Barolo full of references to poet Dante Alighieri. Guided tours take place from 4pm to 7pm and evening guided tours at 8.30pm include tasting of an awarded wine and a national delicacy.

In the evening, don’t miss the live concert at the Colón Theatre featuring Latin American music. Tickets here.

Friday

Celebrate Spring’s eve at Fierro Hotel’s Thank Fierro it’s Friday event that has become increasingly popular due to the great cocktails, tapas and vibes! Soler 5862, Palermo. 3220-6800.

Caetano Veloso will be staging a live show at the Teatro Gran Rex. Tickets here.

Alicia Keys will be staging a live show at GEBA. 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.

On Saturday night celebrate the arrival of spring at Centro Cultural Konex where famous percussion orchestra La Bomba del Tiempo will be staging a special performance to entice all flowers to bloom! Tickets here.

High Tea Fashion at Fierro Hotel

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Shop Hop BA  and Fierro Hotel have put together a unique event for the lady fashionistas in the city, and all in perfect time for Christmas shopping.

The event, which will take place on Wednesday the 21st of November at 5 pm in the lush hotel garden, will bring together some of Buenos Aires’s trendiest designers, including Gabriela Horvat, Marina H Diseños, Escudo Prana, Delgè, Blue Bagz Tees and  Adeli Paris. Meeting many of them will be possible, browsing and shopping as well, and to top it all off there will be a choice of five wines to sip on and a cold buffet and tapas from the hotel’s renowned Hernán Gipponi Restaurant.

Attendance must be confirmed in advance at infoshopbuenosaires@gmail.com and the cost is 150 pesos which includes the snacks and wine. Fierro Hotel is on Soler 5832, Palermo.

More information about Shop Hop BA is available at www.shop-buenosaires.com

This Week in Buenos Aires

Monday

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From the 16th of November to the 25th of February the MALBA will be featuring a new exhibit on celebrated contemporary British artist, Tracy Emin. Not to be missed. 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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Check out the new fileteado porteño exhibit that was recently incorporated to the  Museo de la Ciudad which showcases all kinds of different aspects of Buenos Aires including city doors, toys, musical instruments, advertisements and more. Defensa 219, San Telmo. 4331-9855

In the evening Joss Stone will playing at the Luna Park Stadium. Tickets here

Wednesday

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Book your place for a unique afternoon of wine, tapas and Argentine fashion (think amazing leather bags, jewelry and more) at the Fierro Hotel garden from 5pm-8pm. Organized by Shop Hop BA and Hernán Gipponi Restaurant. infoshopbuenosaires@gmail.com

The Buenos Aires Jazz Festival kicks off at 8.30pm at the Usina del Arte in La Boca with a show by the Tom Harrel Quintet. The festival will take place until the 26th of November, promising for swing filled days and many an outdoor show. Find the full program here. 

British band Pulp will also be staging a live concert at Estadio Luna Park. Tickets here.

Thursday

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Spring is the time for outdoor sightseeing and there are some great tours by air and water that make for perfect alternatives to get to know the city in a fun and novel way.

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 160 pesos per person and are limited to 8. Soler 5862, Palermo. 3220-6800.

In the evening Joss Stone will playing at the Luna Park Stadium. Tickets here

Friday

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Don’t miss the Caravaggio exhibit taking place at the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes (National Fine Arts Museum) until the 15th of December. Av. Libertador 1473, Recoleta.

In the evening stop by Fierro´s Thank Fierro its Friday Happy Hour from 6pm to 8.3opm and then head to one of the city´s top bars such as Isabel, Frank`s Bar, Unicorn Husset or 878! Soler 5862, Palermo. 3220-6800.

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 Buenos Aires Open Air Market will be taking place throughout the weekend at Barrancas de Belgrano, offering fresh organic produce and more!

The Campeonato Argentino Abierto de Polo, one of the most important polo events of the year, is in full swing with tournaments throughout the weekend. Tickets here.

Don’t miss the Buenos Aires Jazz Festival that will take place until the 26th of November promising for swing filled days and many an outdoor show. Find the full program here.