This Week: 24th-30th of August

Monday

coffee

(Photo by Linh Nguyen)

Start off the week with a steaming cup of top quality coffee at the coffee fair taking place from 11am to 8pm at the Four Seasons Hotel. More information here.

At 5 pm, the semi-finals of the Tango Festival and World Championship will be taking place at La Usina del Arte in La Boca. Tickets are free and will be handed out one hour prior to the show on a first come first serve basis. More information about the festival here.

Tuesday

past

(Photo by Benjamin Jopen)

It’s Italian cuisine week in Buenos Aires to the joy of pasta and pizza lovers alike. The event also features other activities related to Italian Culture. More information here.

You can also catch an eco-friendly film at the Green Film Fest taking place until the 26th of August. More information here.

Wednesday

ballet

(Photo by Aldo Tapia)

Check out the MALBA’s current exhibits of Argentine artist Rogelio Polesello, and the other of Peruvian artist Teresa Burga. Av. Figueroa Alcorta 3415, Palermo.

In the evening, don’t miss the ballet production of Sylvia being staged at the Colón Theatre on the 26th, 27th, 28th, and 29th of August. Tickets here.

Thursday

tangob

(Photo by Josadaik Alcântara Marques)

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

The Tango Festival and World Championship finals will be taking place at the Luna Park theatre at 7pm. More information here.

Friday

asador

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Friday is a day for indulging! Book your place for the full parrilla experience with Parrilla Tour. These filling excursions, which take place in San Telmo on Fridays, will surely leave you satisfied.

Book your place for the free concert that will be staged at the Palacio Paz in the evening. To book your place for the concert write to: festivalenre2015@gmail.com

Otherwise, head to Club Niceto in Palermo where indie band Clap Your Hands and Say Yeah will be staging a live show at 9pm. Tickets here.

Saturday and Sunday

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

On Saturday evening, Jazz legend Stanley Clarke will be staging a live show at the ND Ateneo Theatre. Tickets here.

Head to the Ecological Reserve behind Puerto Madero and look for the stunning monument La Fuente de las Nereidas which depicts the birth of Venus, and was sculpted by Lola Mora, one of Argentina’s most renowned women artists.

You can also stop by the Palermo Rosedal where you can rent paddle boats to cruise the small lake alongside the ducks, and visit the Sivori Museum, which offers free tours in English and German on Saturdays at 3pm and 5pm! Av. Infanta Isabel 555, Palermo.

This Week in Buenos Aires

Tuesday

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The Tango Festival and World Championship is taking place until the 27th of August. Check out the program here.

Later on, don’t miss the function of The Marriage of Figaro being staged at the stunning Colón Theatre. Tickets here.

Wednesday

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Don’t miss the stunning Yayoi Kusama exhibit at the MALBA that is taking place until September. There is also a showcase of Argentine artist Kenneth Kemble’s works.  Avenida Figueroa Alcorta 3415, Recoleta. 

Later on, don’t miss the function of The Marriage of Figaro being staged at the stunning Colón Theatre. Tickets here.

Thursday

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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.

In the evening, starting at 8.30pm the Colón Theatre will be staging a concert featuring a selection of music composed by Giuseppe Verdi. Tickets here.

Friday

Take one of graffitimundo’s tours that kick off at 3pm in Colegiales and learn more about the booming local street art scene. More information here.

Later on, stop for hotdogs and a drink at the posh Verne Cocktail Club owned by Fede Cuco, our celebrated happy hour bartender. Medrano 1475, Palermo.

Saturday and 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.

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

The Japanese Gardens in Palermo will be holing a demonstration of the Japanese Bontemae tea ceremony as well as a Manga display. Av. Figueroa Alcorta and Av. Casares. Palermo.  

This Week in Buenos Aires

Monday

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Stop by the MALBA and check out the Yayoi Kusama and the Kenneth Kemble exhibits! Figueroa Alcorta 3415, Palermo.

One Table is back! After a brief break, the city’s top Monday event returns with glorious foods, great wines and a chance to share with lovely people. Book your place at 3220-6820.

Tuesday

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The Tango Festival and World Championship kicks off until the 27th of August and brings the best tango shows of the year to the city . Check out the program here.

In the evening, the stunning Colón Theatre will be inaugurating an opera production of Mozart’s famous The Marriage of Figaro.  Tickets here.

Wednesday

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Check out the exhibit of Argentine couture designers taking place at the Centro Cultural Recoleta until the 18th of August.  Junín 1930, Recoleta.

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, the monthly art event, Gallery nights, will take place starting at 7pm.

Friday

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Take one of graffitimundo’s tours that kick off at 3pm in Colegiales and learn more about the booming local street art scene. More information here.

Later on, starting at 8pm, the stunning Colón Theatre will be staging an opera production of Mozart’s famous The Marriage of Figaro.  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.

Organic food and a lively vibe combine at monthly food fair Buenos Aires Market-that will take place throughout the weekend at the Palermo Parks.

On Saturday and Sunday evenings, starting at 8pm, the stunning Colón Theatre will be staging an opera production of Mozart’s famous The Marriage of Figaro.  Tickets here.

August in Buenos Aires

(Photo by Pedro J Pacheco)

BAF Week– Buenos Aires Fashion Week will be taking place at La Rural from the 6th to the 9th of August, showcasing the upcoming trends for the Spring/Summer seasons.

Tango Festival and World Championship– 13th to the 27th of August 2013- The annual tango event of the year, showcasing the best of the best, takes place during the chilly August month.

Gallery nights– the monthly art event will take place on Thursday the 18th of August starting at 7pm. Tickets here. http://www.gallery-nights.com.ar/

Fierro Happy Hour– Our monthly happy hour event is becoming increasingly popular and has even featured marshmallow roasting over a cozy fire! This month, happy hour will take place on Friday the 9th of August with great drinks, music and more.

Primary Legislative Elections- The country will be carrying out compulsory primary elections for the legislative assembly on Sunday the 11th of August so plan ahead for a day where many things will be closed!

Buenos Aires Market- Organic food and a lively vibe combine at this monthly food fair. This month it will take place at Parque Rivadavia on the 17th and 18th of August.

 

12th of August- Papa Roach at Luna Park. Tickets here.

19th of August- Herbie Hancock at the Gran Rex Theatre. Tickets here.

This Week in Buenos Aires

Monday

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Don´t miss the new exhibits of Argentine art at the MALBA featuring an exhibit of Matias Duville’s celebrated contemporary art, and a retrospective of Victor Grippo’s best work.

In the afternoon stop for some tea and sweet treats at the traditional Confitería Las Violetas and then shake off the cold 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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Another rainy week is forecasted starting on Tuesday so plan for indoors! Find our list of rainy day suggestions here.

The much awaited tango world championships kick off and promise for two weeks of woeful romance, haunting music and passionate dancing. Find the full program here.

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.

Wednesday

(Photo by Mikel Parial)

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.

In the evening stop for a free concert of Argentine folklore music at the Centro Cultural Recoleta starting at 7pm. Junín 1930, Recoleta.

Thursday

(Photo by Bharat Justa)

The Green Film Fest kicks off, 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.

For a unique evening, 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.

 

Friday

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Don´t miss the free classical music concert that renowned director Zubin Mehta will be carrying out at 1pm at the stately Plaza San Martin in Retiro.

In the evening participate in one of the most popular Argie cultural activities: theatre going! The British Arts center is staging a production (in English) of Power by Nick Dear, directed by Hugo Halbrich starting at 9pm. More information here. Suipacha 4333, downtown.

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.

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.

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

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

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