Buenos Aires Agenda: May/Mayo 2016

 

Events/Eventos

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The annual Book Fair is still taking place until May 9th in Palermo with a broad range of activities and events related to literature and books. More information here.

La Feria del Libro en Palermo continúa su oferta de actividades y eventos relacionados con la literatura y los libros hasta el 9 de mayo. Más información aquí.

The annual MASTICAR food fair will take place from the 5th to the 8th of May, offering a four day sample of the best of the local gastronomic scene. Conde and Concepción de Arenal, Colegiales.

La feria gastronómica MASTICAR se lleva a cabo del 5 al 8 de mayo para degustar en cuatro días lo mejor de la gastronomía local. Conde y Concepción Arenal, Colegiales

The Buenos Aires Tango Championship will be carried out from the 4th to the 15th of May with the grand finale taking place at the Usina del Arte. More information will be available here closer to date.

El Campeonato de Tango de Buenos Aires se llevará a cabo del 4 al 15 de mayo, y la gran final se llevará a cabo el domingo 15 en la Usina del Arte en La Boca. La información se irá actualizando aquí a medida que avance el evento. 

Those interested in design can stop by Feria Puro Diseño that will take place from the 24th to the 29th of May in Palermo. More information here.

Para los interesados en la escena de diseño local, La Feria Puro Diseño se lleva a cabo del 24 al 29 de mayo en Palermo. Más información aquí. 

Argentina celebrates one of its historical national holidays on the 25th of May which commemorates a key date in the process of independence and conformation of Argentine historical identity.

El 25 de Mayo se festeja en Argentina una de sus fechas patrias en las que se conmemora un momento clave en el proceso de independencia y en la conformación de la identidad nacional.

Art/Arte

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A Gallery Day event will be taking place on the 7th of May in the Palermo/Villa Crespo circuit. Find more information here.

El 7 de mayo se lleva a cabo el evento artístico Gallery Days en el circuito de Palermo/Villa Crespo. Más información aquí.

From the 19th to the 22nd of May, the ArteBA fair, one of the biggest art fairs in Latin America, will take place at La Rural in Palermo. More information here.

Del 19 al 22 de mayo, en La Rural en Palermo, se lleva a cabo ArteBA, una de las ferias de arte más importantes de Latinoamérica. Más información aquí.

The MNBA in Recoleta is showcasing a site specific work by renowned Argentine contemporary artist Jorge Macchi that complements the artist’s exhibits at the MALBA and Di Tella institute. On the 3rd of May, the museum is also inaugurating a new exhibit of Mexican muralists Siqueiros, Rivera, and Orozco’s works.

El MNBA en Recoleta tiene en exposición una instalación de Jorge Macchi que complementa las muestras del mismo artista en el MALBA y en el Instituto Di Tella. El 3 de mayo, el museo también inaugura una muestra de la obra de los muralistas mejicanos Siqueiros, Rivera y Orozco.

The MALBA in Palermo is showcasing a collection of Jorge Macchi’s work until the end of May, alongside a photography exhibit of Claudia Andujar’s work, and a temporary showcase of Juan Tessi’s paintings.

El MALBA en Palermo tiene en exposición una muestra de Jorge Macchi hasta finales de mayo. También presenta una muestra de fotografía de Claudia Andujar, y una muestra de pinturas de Juan Tessi.

The MAMBA in San Telmo is featuring Marta Minujin’s famous La Menesunda until the 22nd of May.

El MAMBA  en San Telmo exhibe la famosa instalación La Menesunda de Marta Minujín hasta el 22 de Mayo.

Fundación PROA in La Boca, in collaboration with the National Museum of 21st Century Arts (MAXII) is displaying Arte en Escena, an exhibit that explores connections between art and theatre in terms of the spatial aspects of staging.

La Fundación PROA en La Boca, con la colaboración del Museo Nacional del Arte del Siglo XXI (MAXII) presenta una muestra llamada Arte en Escena que explora la relación del arte con el espacio escénico. 

Once With Me- A cross disciplinary contemporary dance performance choreographed by Pam Tanowitz will take place at the Faena Arts Center in Puerto Madero on the 17th, 18th, 19th of May.

Once with me es una puesta de danza contemporánea interdisciplinaria cuya coreografía fue diseñada por Pam Tanowitz y se lleva a cabo en el Faena Arts Center en Puerto Madero del 17 al 19 de mayo.

Music/ Música

Marky Ramone- 13 & 14- Teatro Vorterix. Tickets here/entradas aquí. 

Paul McCartney- 17 & 19- Estadio Único de La Plata. Tickets here/entradas aquí. 

Limp Bizkit- 23- Luna Park. Tickets here/entradas aquí. 

The Colón Theatre will be in full swing during May and will stage two operas: Beethoven’s only opera, Fidelio, and, an experimental staging of Argentine composer Gandini’s operas at the direction of Michal Znaniecki. The theatre will also be holding various concerts. The full May program is available here.

El Teatro Colón presenta una programa extenso para mayo que incluye dos óperas: Fidelio, la única ópera que compuso Beethoven, y, una opera experimental del compositor argentino Gandini, dirigida por Michal Znaniecki. El teatro también presenta varios conciertos, detallados en el programa de mayo que se puede encontrar aquí.

Almagro Tango Festival 2012

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Throughout the week, until the 2nd of December, Almagro, one of the city’s most renowned tango neighborhoods will be hosting their 2012 tango festival. The event will include, tango lessons, live concerts, and more. Find the schedule for upcoming tango events below:

Thursday

7pm- Tango lessons by Soledad Fernández and Eugenia Della Latta at Almagro Tango Club, Medrano 688, Almagro.

9.30 pm- Live tango music by Duo Greco- Liberati with guests Guillermo Fernández and the Orquesta Típica Almagro, and Osvaldo Peredo.  Almagro Tango Club, Medrano 688, Almagro.

Midnight- Live tango music by Pablo Motta Quintet at Sanata Bar, Sarmiento 3501, Almagro.

Friday

9.30pm- Live tango music by Dúo Daniel Binelli – Polly Ferman and Quasimodo Trío at Almagro Tango Club, Medrano 688, Almagro.

Midnight- Live tango music by Julián Quinteto and Quinteto Tanguísimo at Sanata Bar, Sarmiento 3501, Almagro.

Saturday

9pm- Elvino Vardano String Orchestra and Juan Pablo Navarro featuring “Fantasía Contrapiazzolisimo” and Quinteto Viceversa featuring  “Tangos nocturnos”.  Special guest: Julio Pane. Almagro Tango Club, Medrano 688, Almagro.

11pm-  Negro Falótico and Anibal Corniglio´s quintet at Almagro Tango Club, Medrano 688, Almagro.

Midnight- . Amores Tangos at Sanata Bar, Sarmiento 3501, Almagro.

Sunday

Closing ceremony featuring free tango lessons from 3pm and live music by Violentango/Rock de Nylon, Orquesta Típica Ariel Ardit, Orquesta Típica Conciertos Atorrantes and singers Cucuza Castiello, Guillermo Fernández, Alicia Vignola, Osvaldo Peredo, Negro Falotico and Limón García at Plaza Almagro Sarmiento 3800, Almagro.

There will also be seminars and master classes for accordion players, tango dancers and more. More information here.

Whilst in the area don’t miss these great Almagro hotspots!

Long Weekend in Buenos Aires

Saturday

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.

If the weather clears up head to the lush Palermo parks where there will be an organic food market set up for the weekend from 10 am to 6pm. Av. Sarmiento and Av. del Libertador.

The Green Film Fest will be showing all the latest international films about the environment and the many things that can be done to protect it. The festival will take place at the Palermo Cinemark, only a few blocks away from the Botanical Gardens and the lush 3 de Febrero Parks.  Find the full program here. Beruti 3399, Palermo.

Check out the Festival de la Luz (light festival), which aims at promoting photography. The festival takes place throughout August and September around the country.  Find the full list of exhibits and events here.

Don´t miss the much awaited tango world championships that promise for two weeks of woeful romance, haunting music and passionate dancing. Find the full program here.

Sunday

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.

If the weather clears up head to the lush Palermo parks where there will be an organic food market set up for the weekend from 10 am to 6pm. Av. Sarmiento and Av. del Libertador.

The Green Film Fest will be showing all the latest international films about the environment and the many things that can be done to protect it. The festival will take place at the Palermo Cinemark, only a few blocks away from the Botanical Gardens and the lush 3 de Febrero Parks.  Find the full program here. Beruti 3399, Palermo.

Check out the Festival de la Luz (light festival), which aims at promoting photography. The festival takes place throughout August and September around the country.  Find the full list of exhibits and events here.

On Sunday the Japanese Gardens will be celebrating the Dondoh fire ceremony! Av. Figueroa Alcorta and Av. Casares, Palermo.

Another great event that will be taking place during the weekend is the International Artisan Beer festival. Different beer related events will be taking place around Recoleta including a beer tour on Sunday during the day and a festival at night. More information here.

Don´t miss the much awaited tango world championships that promise for two weeks of woeful romance, haunting music and passionate dancing. Find the full program here.

The renowned international band, Dream Theatre, will be playing on the 19th and 20th of August at the Luna Park Stadium. Tickets here.

Monday

The Feria de Mataderos is the perfect place to go to commemorate the death of San Martin. On Monday they will be holding a Folklore Festival from 11am to 8pm! Av. Lisandro de la Torre and Av. De los Corrales.

The Green Film Fest will be showing all the latest international films about the environment and the many things that can be done to protect it. The festival will take place at the Palermo Cinemark, only a few blocks away from the Botanical Gardens and the lush 3 de Febrero Parks.  Find the full program here. Beruti 3399, Palermo.

Check out the Festival de la Luz (light festival), which aims at promoting photography. The festival takes place throughout August and September around the country.  Find the full list of exhibits and events here.

Don´t miss the much awaited tango festival and world championships that promise for two weeks of woeful romance, haunting music and passionate dancing. Find the full program here.

 In the evening head to Almagro where La Bomba del Tiempo, a percussion orchestra that has become one of the local absolute musts, will be making sure everyone is dancing. Centro Cultural Konex Sarmiento 3131, Abasto. 4864-3200

The renowned international band, Dream Theatre, will be playing on the 19th and 20th of August at the Luna Park Stadium. Tickets here.

August in Buenos Aires

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The cold continues in the Southern Hemisphere, however, during August, activity picks up as the school winter break ends, the skiing season slows down and spring is anticipated.

August is also a big tourism month because it is when the Tango festival and world championship takes place.

Below are all the August events to plan for and look forward to.

Estrellas de Ballet Ruso: Don´t miss the chance to see Russia’s top ballet dancers on stage at the Teatro Coliseo.  There will be three performances on the 31st of July and the 1st and 2nd of August at 8.30pm. Tickets here.

Buenos Aires Fashion Week: The latest Argentine fashion will be presented at the Spring/Summer BA Fashion week that will be taking place from the 7th to the 10th of August.

Tango Festival and World Championship: The largest worldwide tango event of the year takes place from the 14th to the 28th of August in Recoleta. An excellent opportunity to watch the best dancers, listen to best music and participate in all tango-related events.

Colón Theatre highlights during August include the Sleeping Beauty ballet 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th of August (tickets here) and I Due Figaro opera on the 28th and 30th of August (tickets here).  Renowned Hungarian/British classical pianist, András Schiff, will be offering a special concert on the 22nd of August (tickets here.The full Colón Theatre winter program is available here.

Riverdance: The renowned Irish dance company will be presenting a special show at the Gran Rex Theatre from the 22nd-29th of August. Tickets here.

Dream Theatre: 19th of August at the Luna Park Stadium. Tickets here.

Maroon 5: 31st of August at Estadio Ferro. Tickets here.

 

Temporary Exhibits:

MALBA (Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires)

–       Fernando Bryce: 29th of June- 20th of August

–       Victor Grippo: 27th of July- 22nd of October

–       Matias Duville: 27th of July-29th of October

MNBA (Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes)

–       Real/Virtual: Argentine kinetic art from the 70’s. 14th of June-19th of August.

MNAD (Museo Nacional de Arte Decorativo)

–       Meraviglie dalle Marche: 600 years of Italian Art. 7th of July-30th of September.

–       Racing motorcycles from the 70’s-80’s. 4th of July -2nd of September.

Fundación Proa

–        Arte de contradicciones. Pop, realismos y política. Brasil – Argentina 1960

–        Aizenberg y Amigos

This Week in Buenos Aires

The Tango festival and dance world cup continues this week whilst the city celebrates the birthdays of two of our literary legends; Jorge Luis Borges and Julio Cortazar.

Tuesday

Check out the recently reopened Film Museum where you can find memorabilia and information on the thriving local industry.

In the evening the San Martin Theatre is staging a contemporary ballet version of A Streetcar Named Desire with music compose by Bela Bartok.

Film Museum (Museo del Cine Pablo Hickens)

Agustín R. Caffarena 49, La Boca

4303-2882

museodelcine@buenosaires.gob.ar

Open 11am-6pm

San Martin Theatre

Av. Corrientes 1530, Dowtown.

0800-333-5254

ctba@complejoteatral.gov.ar

Wednesday

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Take advantage of the Tango Festival this week to visit the Tango Product Fair where you can get souvenirs and other unique memorabilia!

Later on head to the new “it” place, the Rio Cafe, where they will be hosting their weekly Wednesday Rock in Rio.

Tango Product Fair

Centro Municipal de Exposiciones

E. J. Couture 2231, Recoleta.

 

Rio Café

Honduras 4772, Palermo‬

Open 10pm-3am‬

Thursday

(Photo by Gobierno de la Ciudad de Buenos Aires)

Whilst you’re in Buenos Aires you can’t miss a visit to the Colón Theatre. Guided tours in English are offered every day on an hourly basis from 11am-2pm.

For a coffee break in one of the city’s charming traditional bars head to the nearby Petit Colon.

Later on head the Museo de Arte HispanoAmericano for a Haiku reading in English starting at 7.30pm

In the evening get to know more about the local wine industry at the weekly tastings in the Fierro Hotel.

Teatro Colon

Cerrito 628, Downtown

4378 7100

info@teatrocolon.org.ar

Petit Colon

Libertad 505, Downtown

4382-7306

Museo de Arte HispanoAmericano

Suipacha 1422, Downtown

4327- 0228

mifb_prensa@buenosaires.gob.ar

Fierro Hotel

Soler 5862, Palermo

3220 6800

recepcion@fierrohotel.com


Friday

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Fundación PROA in La Boca is showcasing Sistemas, Acciones y Procesos- 1965 a 1975  which displays an array of art work form the 60´s and 70´s by renown local and international artists.

In the evening explore the city’s art galleries and museums with the rest of the crowd on the monthly Gallery Nights.

Fundación PROA

Av. Pedro de Mendoza 1929, La Boca

[54.11] 4104.1000

info@proa.org

Open 11am-7pm

Saturday and Sunday

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The environmentally friendly Green Film Fest will be hosted from the 25-31st of August at the Palermo Cinemark. More information here.

If you’re walking the 3 de Febrero parks in Palermo stop by the Japanese gardens where an Ikebana exhibit will be displayed all weekend. Av. Figueroa Alcorta and Av. Casares.

This Week in Buenos Aires

Monday

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One of the architectural landmarks of the city is the famous Palacio Barolo. Construction of this regal building full of references to poet Dante Alighieri began in 1919 for what was to be the tallest structure in Latin America. Guided tours are available Mondays and Thursdays from 4pm to 7pm and evening guided tours on Mondays and Wednesdays at 8pm and Thursdays at 8.30pm includes tasting of an awarded wine and a national delicacy.

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

 

Palacio Barolo

Av de Mayo 1370 9° P. Esc. 249/52

Tel/Fax: (54-11) 4381-1885

info@palaciobarolotours.com.ar

barolotours@gmail.com

 

Tuesday

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Take a trip down the historical A-line Subway and travel through time whilst stopping to visit some of the city’s emblematic spots such as the “Casa Rosada,” “ Cafe Tortoni” and Congress.

Also starting on Tuesday is the Tango Festival that will last until the 30th of August. More information here.

Bossa nova fans will love the Brazilian Jazz Night being held at the Velma Cafe at 9pm.

 

Velma Cafe

Gorriti 5520, Palermo Hollywood

4772-4690

info@velmacafe.com.ar

 

 

Wednesday

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Explore the Tres de Febrero parks in Palermo. Between Av. Libertador and Lugones, and extending from Av. Casares in Palermo to La Pampa in Belgrano, this group of parks is composed of 25ha made up of 15 public parks and 21 private sport clubs and includes the “Rosedal”, an extensive rose garden, the Sivory Museum, the planetarium and the Japanese gardens.

In the evening head to the Decorative Arts Museum for a free concert of Argentine music at 7pm. Later on, the new “it” place, the Rio Cafe, is hosting their weekly Wednesday Rock in Rio.

 

Decorative Art Museum

Av.del Libertador 1902, Palermo

4801-8248

museo@mnad.org

 

Rio Café

Honduras 4772, Palermo‬

Open 10pm-3am‬

 

Thursday

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Take advantage of the Tango Festival this week to visit to Tango Product Fair where you can get souvenirs and other unique memorabilia!

In the evening get to know more about the local wine industry at the weekly tastings in the Fierro Hotel.

 

Tango Product Fair

Centro Municipal de Exposiciones

E. J. Couture 2231, Recoleta.

 

Fierro Hotel

Soler 5862, Palermo

3220 6800

recepcion@fierrohotel.com

 

Friday

(Photo by Hannap)

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.

At 8pm renowned tango dancer Mario Morales will be presenting Troileana at the Teatro 25 de Mayo for the Tango Festival.

 

Museo del Titere (puppet museum)

Piedras 905, San Telmo

4307 6917

Open on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays: 10am-12.30 and 3-6pm.

Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays: 3-6pm

 

Teatro 25 de Mayo

Av. Triunvirato 4444, Villa Urquiza.

4524-7997

Sat-Sun

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Experiment with your senses at the Centro Cultural Konex where the temporary exhibit “Dialogo en la Oscuridad” will guide you through a series of recreated situations, such as shopping or traveling in a boat,  in total darkness.  Sat-Sun 10am-5.30pm. Sarmiento 3131, Abasto. 4864-3200.

Head to the Japanese Gardens on Sunday where the Fire Ceremony will be taking place all day.  Av. Figueroa Alcorta and Av. Casares

Later on, starting at 12 PM the funky Fiesta Bubamara party will be hosted at the Colegiales Theatre. Av. Lacroze 3455.