This Week: 16th-22nd of March

Monday

UCO

If you’re visiting the Obelisco and strolling down Corrientes Avenue, stop by the Centro Cultural de la Cooperación which is hosting a photography exhibit about the social problematic related to last World Cup in Brazil. Av. Corrientes 1543, 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! Soler 5862, Palermo.

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

Tuesday

trebol

(Photo by Fabrizio Monti)

If you’re in the Recoleta area, stop by the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes which is hosting a new exhibit featuring collages by Eduardo Stupía, texts by Ricardo Piglia and music by Luis Nacht until the 22nd of March. Av. Del Libertador 1473, Recoleta.

Although celebrating St. Patrick’s Day is an Irish tradition, it has gained popularity in Buenos Aires as well and there will be plenty of pubs and bars to share beers, find luck in four leaf clovers and twirl with leprechauns. A full list of activities is available here.

Wednesday

ballet

(Photo by ChrisHaysPhotography)

Take one of FotoRuta’s Street Scape tours and learn some photography tips while discovering the city from a different angle. More information here.

In the evening, stop by the stunning Colón Theatre and catch the new ballet production being staged which features three chorography’s to music by Rachmaninov, Bartok and Mozart. Tickets here. 

Thursday

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.

Later on, Manu Chao will be staging a live show at Estadio Ferro. Tickets here.

Friday

infinite color

(Photo by @Doug88888)

Check out the new MALBA exhibition that will take place until the 8th of June featuring live installations, choreographies and more under the name “Infinite Experience”! Av. Figueroa Alcorta 3415, Palermo.

Afterwards, head to La Trastienda in San Telmo where the Mike Stern Band will be jazzing it up! Tickets here.

Saturday and Sunday

amp

(Photo by Bernhard Johannes Vogler)

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

The Sivory Museum, next to the  Palermo Rosedal offers free tours in English and German on Saturdays at 3pm and 5pm! Av. Infanta Isabel 555, Palermo.

The Lollapalooza festival will be taking place throughout the weekend! The line-up includes Jack White, Robert Plant, Pharrel Williams, The Smashing Pumpkins, Calvin Harris, Cypress Hill, Interpol,Foster The People, Kasabian, The Kooks, Bastille,Alt-J and Skrillex, amongst others. Tickets here. 

St Patrick’s Day in Buenos Aires

(Photo by Sunfell)

Buenos Aires is known for its party lifestyle and throughout the years it has incorporated more and more international festivities, including one of the most popular, St. Patrick’s Day. With the 5th largest Irish community in the world and the jolly nature of the celebration, it’s no wonder. If you want to join the rest of the leprechauns with a frothy pint this weekend then check out the following St Paddy’s day parties and events:

Celtic Festival: Saturday 16th of March- 7:30pm. The Celtic festival will feature an exhibit and fair with everything Irish and Scottish on display. There will also be live bands, and typical Irish dances.  Virrey Loreto 2348, Belgrano.

St. Patrick’s Day Pub Crawl 16th of March- 9pm. The pub crawl costs $150 (pesos), and includes free wine and beer from 9-10pm, pizzas, a stop at three different bars with a free shooter at each, discounts on drinks and a last stop at a nightclub. Book your place in advance here.

St. Patrick’s Parade: 17th of March – 5pm. will take off at Arroyo and Suipacha, downtown, at 7pm, ending at Plaza San Martín. The parade will include traditional Irish music and dancing and a fairy and leprechaun costume contest.

Meanwhile, Reconquista Street in Retiro is the traditional city spot for St. Patrick’s Day feasting.  If you head in this direction, expect large crowds, a super street party and lively heavy drinking!

A full list of pubs that will be participating with special promotions, Guinness and more is available here.

St Patrick’s Day in Buenos Aires

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It may seem odd that Buenos Aires celebrates St. Patrick’s Day with such fervor, but actually, when you combine the local party lifestyle and the fact that Argentina has the 5th largest Irish community in the world, it starts to make sense. Below are some listed activities that will be taking place to commemorate the festivity this Saturday.

– The St. Patrick’s parade will take off at Arroyo and Suipacha, downtown, at 7pm, ending at Plaza San Martín. The parade will include traditional Irish music and dancing and a fairy and leprechaun costume contest.

– Meanwhile the nearby pubs around Reconquista Street in Retiro will be hosting their biggest night of the year, as it is the traditional city spot for St. Patrick’s Day feasting.  If you head in this direction, expect large crowds, a super street party and lively heavy drinking!.

– Another option, to celebrate with other fellow travelers, is the St. Patrick’s Day Pub Crawl. The pub crawl costs $150 (pesos), and includes free wine and beer from 9-10pm, pizzas, a stop at three different bars with a free shooter at each, discounts on drinks and a last stop at the annual “Night Of The Drunken Leprechaun” party. Book your place in advance here.

-Uniclub in the Abasto area will be hosting an alternative St. Patrick’s Day party starting at 11.30pm.  Live music and two different dance floors with rock music, reggae, ska, 80s, 90s, cumbia, will be setting the pace.  Guardia Vieja 3360, Abasto. 4867-6764 info@uniclub.com.ar.

-Isenbeck Beer Festival: Although not an official St. Patrick’ s Day party, a beer festival seems to be a very appropriate place to celebrate. More information here.

-Of course all the pubs in town will be participating in this lively festivity. A full list of pubs can be found at the official 2012 St. Patrick’s Day webpage.

Other events taking place on Saturday:

The weekend will also be chock full of alternative activities for those who wish to steer clear of the fairies and leprechauns.  Several concerts will be offered on Saturday as well as other events.

Buenos Aires Ukraine celebrations will be taking place at the 3 de Febrero parks in Palermo. Traditional music and dances, as well as food and more will be on display.

The city government will also be hosting an audiovisual night in the city featuring FX booths,  animation workshops, screenings and more. From 5pm-10pm. Dorrego and Freire, Palermo.

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.

Isenbeck Beer Festival

(Photo by damiendebarra)

The Isenbeck Beer Festival kicks off today and will be held until Saturday at the Tribuna Plaza in the Palermo racetracks.

The event, which will be set up in a recreated village with bars and different stages, will feature an ample selection of local and international beers to sample and enjoy. There will also be a stand-up comedy stage, the Isenbeck theatre, where renowned local artists will be staging skits, and Dj sets to keep everyone on their tapping feet.

Tickets to the event are $50, and don’t include drinks. They are available here. Thursday 15th– Saturday 17th  March – 8pm. Tribuna Plaza. Av. Libertador 4401, Palermo. 4778-1500

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

(Photo by masha_ioveva)

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

(Photo by Roger Schultz)

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

(Photo by Andrea Schwartz)

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.

Happy St Patrick’s Day!

      

The city awaits a night of fun as the St Patricks Day celebrations approach. To join the ruckus, Av. San Martin and surrounding streets in Microcentro, where all the pubs are located, promise a great crowd and many a guinness!

Sugar and Buda Bar in the Palermo SOHO area are also hosting St. Patricks Day parties and if you want to listen to some bagpipes, the Irish-Argentine community has organized a parade starting 6.45 PM at Arroyo and Suipacha in Microcentro!

This week in Buenos Aires:

Overnight, the weather changed announcing the arrival of autumn, and with it comes not only cooler weather and browning leaves but also some great  theatre premiers, music and film festivals. This week hosts The Autumn Music Festival which brings togeather both modern and folkloric music from different regions of the world. (more information at http://www.festivaldeotonobue.com/) On Thursday the liveliest night of the week gets a boost from the St Patricks day celebrations!

Monday

A little bit of history is a great way to begin the week and a visit to the “Casa Rosada” and to the Presidential Museum is the perfect starting point. In the evening from 8pm onwards you can go to nearby traditional Bar Sur where you can sit and watch live tango.

Casa Rosada and Presidential Museum
Yrigoyen 219, Buenos Aires
4344-3802

Bar Sur
Estados Unidos 299, Buenos Aires
+54 (11) 43626086
http://www.bar-sur.com.ar/

*The friday nocturnal tour of the ecological reserve must be booked no later than today- see Friday for more details.

Tuesday

La Boca is a famous ‘barrio’ known for its brightly painted houses and its conventillos, where mostly Italian immigrants settled. After walking through ‘caminito’,  visit the Quinquela Martin art museum where a collection of this local artists depictions of La Boca is displayed.  For a great lunch in the area, go to El Obrero, a very old traditional Argentine-Italian restaurant.
In the evening head to the Autumn Music Festival at La Trastienda to listen to French singer Berry’s music.

Museo Quinquela Martin
Pedro de Mendoza, Av. 1835- Buenos Aires
4301 1080
Opening hours: Mon-Sun 10am to 6pm

El obrero
Agustín R. Caffarena 64 – Buenos Aires
Tel: 4362-9912
No credit cards
http://www.bodegonelobrero.com.ar/

La Trastienda
Balcarce 460, San Telmo
4345-0411
www.latrastienda.com

Wednesday

La Manzana de las Luces is a block of historical buildings which housed the first public school, university and library. On this block is the San Ignacio church, the oldest in Buenos Aires. A mysterious set of tunnels, dating back to the 1700’s is another of this landmarks attractions.

Later on head to The New Brighton, a restored traditional british style restaurant that still keeps two magnificent wood carvings that the prince of Wales gave to the original Brighton in 1935.

In the evening the Rio Café, a classy resto-bar offers great music and drinks from 9pm onwards.

Manzana de las Luces
Perú 272, San Telmo

The New Brighton
Sarmiento 645, Buenos Aires
4322-1515
http://www.thenewbrightonsrl.com.ar

Rio Café
Honduras 4772-Palermo
4832-2318
http://riocafe.com.ar/

Thursday

For an off the beaten path experience of the local art scene Juanele offers the San Telmo Art Walk. The walk covers street and graffiti art and the major galleries in the San Telmo area. Walks start at 3pm at the Centro Cultural de España (CCEBA).

Later on in the night head to one of the pubs in town for some sure fun. Buda Bar in Palermo is also hosting a St Patricks day party which promises leprechauns, lucky charms and great music.

San Telmo Art Walk
CCEBA: Balcarce 1150, San Telmo Tuesdays and Thursdays
http://juanelear.com/tours/

Buda Bar
Costa Rica 4659, Palermo SOHO
4833-3200
http://budapalermo.com.ar/

Friday

Start the day late by having an upscale lunch at Chila in Puerto Madero. Whilst in the area check out Buque Museo Fragata, a frigate commissioned by the navy in 1898 to be used as a training vessel.

Later on in the evening take the guided nocturnal tour of the ecologic reserve which occurs once a month, on full moons. To take the tour you must book your place on Monday the 14th of March.

Chila
Alicia Moreau de Justo 1160- Puerto Madero
4343-6067
www.chilaweb.com.ar

Buque Museo Fragata Sarmiento
Next to “Puente de la Mujer”
Phone: 11/4334-9386

Reserva Ecológica
Av. Tristán Achával Rodríguez 1550 Costanera Sur
Teléfonos: 4893-1640/1580
http://www.buenosaires.gov.ar/areas/med_ambiente/reserva

Saturday

A great day to visit the Recoleta Cementary and the artisans fair in Plaza Francia.

In the evening, jazz bar/restaurant/record store, Notorious, hosts a jazz jam session from 11.30pm onwards.

Recoleta Cementary
Junín 1760 – CABA 
Open from 07,00 to 17,45.

Notorius
Av. Callao 966, Buenos Aires
4813-6888
www.notorius.com.ar

Sunday

Sunday afternoon is a great opportunity go to a horse race in the Palermo Hipodromo. Race timetables are confirmed on Wednesdays.

Hipodromo de Palermo
Avenida Del Libertador 4101
4778 2800
www.palermo.com.ar