Buenos Aires Agenda: October/Octubre 2017

Events/eventos

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5th-21st October: FIBA International Theatre Festival: Start buying your tickets now for the theatre performances that will be taking place this October as part of the FIBA!

5-21 de octubre: FIBA Festival Internacional de Teatro de Buenos Aires: ¡Ya están a la venta las entradas para las funciones de teatro que se llevarán a cabo este octubre como parte del FIBA!

16th of October: National Holiday as the Day of Respect for Cultural Diversity is commemorated. 

16 de octubre: Feriado nacional por el Día del Respeto a la Diversidad Cultural. 

22nd October: Legislative elections will take place, which means few things will be open. On the 21st, from 8pm onwards, nightclubs and bars will be closed and the sale of alcohol will be restricted.

22 de octubre- Se llevan a cabo las elecciones legislativas por lo que muchos lugares estarán cerrados.  La veda electoral comienza el 21 de octubre a partir de las 20hs:  las discotecas y los bares permanecerán cerradas, y se limitará la venta de alcohol. 

Art/arte

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8th September- 3rd of December- Bienalsur- The first edition of this Latin American contemporary art biennial is taking place until December. Check out the full program here.

8 de septiembre- 3 de diciembre- La primera edición de Bienalsur, dedicada al arte contemporáneo latinoamericano, se lleva a cabo hasta el 3 de diciembre. El programa completo se encuentra aquí. 

MALBA: The MALBA is showcasing two exhibits, one of renowned photographer Diane Arbus until the 9th of October, and the other of Peruvian artist Ximena Garrido-Lecca who works with copper until November. Figueroa Alcorta 3415, Palermo.

MALBA: El MALBA está exhibiendo dos muestras; una, hasta el 9 de octubre, de la reconocida fotógrafa Diane Arbus, y la otra, hasta noviembre, de la artista peruana Ximena Garrido-Lecca que trabaja con cobre. Figueroa Alcorta 3415, Palermo.

MAMBA:  On the 5th of October the MAMBA inaugurates an exhibit of Elba Bairón’s works. Also, don’t miss the artsy dj-vj sets at the museum on weekends. Av. San Juan 350, San Telmo

MAMBA: El 5 de octubre el museo inaugura una exposición de la obra de Elba Bairón. Además, los fines de semana no se pierdan las sesiones de música y videoarte. Av. San Juan 350, San Telmo

Usina del Arte: Until the 30th of December, stop by the Usina in La Boca to check out the showcase of Bjork’s digital works. Agustín R. Caffarena 1, La Boca

Usina del Arte: Hasta el 30 de diciembre, la Usina en La Boca exhibe las obras digitales de Bjork. Agustín R. Caffarena 1, La Boca

FILBA: BA’s International Lit Fest

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Heads up readers, Buenos Aires is wrapping up September with a bookworm compost fest that starts on Wednesday 27th of September and lasts all the way up till Sunday. It’s the city’s annual FILBA international literature festival, and this year the alphabet is getting more swing than ever.

Interspersed between the usual black rimmed debates there are a couple of sparkly speckled surprises including performances, live music, a silent reading party and more.

One of the many changes of the Festival this year is the location, a clear symptom that the literature scene in the city has grown and will continue to do so. Events will be taking place at the MALBA, the National Library, the Margarita Xirgu Theatre and the Casa Victoria OCampo. The topic of this edition is violence.

Some suggestions include:

MALBA: Figueroa Alcorta 3415, Palermo

27/09: Dance performance at 8pm.

28/09: Interview with Juan Echenoz.

29/09: Theatre performance based on a dialogue between John Gerassi and Simone De Beauvoir.

Also, on Thursday and Friday at 7pm, you can tour the museum’s Diane Arbus photography exhibit while listening to a reading of related literary texts.

National Library: Agüero 2502, Recoleta

On Saturday and Sunday most events will take place in the National Library. From 4pm onwards there will also be a book fair, and on Saturday, a literary performance between 4 and 6pm (sign up here: talleres@filba.org.ar  and bring along a book to donate), drinks and a poetry reading at 7.30pm, and a feminist poetry party at 9pm.  On Sunday, wind down at the Silent Reading Party at 4pm, and then head to the 5.30pm screening of four authors’ favourite violent film scenes.

Margarita Xirgu Theatre: Chacabuco 875, San Telmo

Julieta Venegas and Martín Buscaglia will play together at a live concert that will take place on Friday at 9.30pm. To get tickets, stop by the theatre on any of the festival days between 4pm and 8pm  and donate a book.

Casa Victoria O’Campo: Rufino de Elizalde 2831, Palermo

The rationalist house of emblematic local literary figure Victoria O’Campo will be hosting a special photography exhibit as part of the festival.

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.

This Week: 11-17th of May

Monday

chess

(Photo by Honghu W)

Last chance to stop by the Buenos Aires International Book Fair and shop for some books to take back home or play a game of chess with the pros at 7pm. More information here.

Later on, 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

anima mundi

(Anima Mundi- Marina Abramovic)

The B.15 Performance Biennial is still taking place until the 7th of June with works by renowned local and international artists including Laurie Anderson, Marina Abramovic, Marta Minujín, Sophie Calle and more. Find the full program here.

In the evening, head to the Colón Theatre to attend the opera function of L’Elisir d’Amore starting at 8pm. Tickets here.

Wednesday

the wings of desire

(Photo from The Wings of Desire/ Wim Wenders)

The Buenos Aires Polo Circo Festival, featuring circus and trapeze acts from around the World and other related activities, is taking place until the 17th of May. Find the full program here.

At 7pm, head to La Trastienda for their Brazilian Wednesday event, Miércoles Carinhosos, and dance all the way past midnight. Balcarce 460, San Telmo.

Thursday

Check out the new Mona Hatoum exhibit being held at Fundación PROA until the 14th of June.

In the evening, head to the Colón Theatre to attend the opera function of L’Elisir d’Amore starting at 8pm. Tickets here.

Friday


puerto madero

(Photo by Ernesto Lago)

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, the British band Jungle will be staging a live show at Niceto Club in Palermo. Tickets here.

Saturday and Sunday

apples

(Photo by Tom Gill)

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

The Buenos Aires Market, offering fresh organic produce and natural products will be taking place at the Palermo racetracks throughout the weekend.  More information here.

On Saturday evening, don’t miss the Zappa plays Zappa concert by Dweezil Zappa at the Teatro Opera. Tickets here.

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: 6-12th of October 2014

Monday

Milion- Photo by Pablo Curras

Last chance of stopping by the EGGO art fair at the Centro Cultural Recoleta and getting to know the local contemporary art scene and  market! Junín 1930, Recoleta.

Later on, stop for drinks at Milion, a nearby and popular bar set in a refurbished old house. Paraná 1048, Recoleta.

Tuesday

Palacio Barolo- Photo by blmurch

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


Wednesday

Museo de Arte Decorativo- Photo by Concepciones Relativistas

The stunning Museo de Arte Decorativo on Libertador Avenue is showcasing a new exhibit, Meraviglia dalle Marche II, featuring a beautiful collection of Renaissance, Mannerist and Baroque art from the Italian Marche region. Av.del Libertador 1902, Recoleta.

In the evening, at 8.30 pm, the Colón Theatre will be featuring its ballet production of Giselle staring Paloma Herrera. Tickets here.

Thursday

Teatro Colón- Photo by Gobierno de la Ciudad de Buenos Aires

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 side of the city! 4307-8539.buenosaireshistorico@yahoo.com.ar

In the evening, at 8.30pm, the Colón Theatre will be featuring its ballet production of Giselle staring Paloma Herrera. Tickets here. 

Friday

Photo by p!o

If you came to Buenos Aires and you’re not a 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, 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

Fundación PROA- Photo by qfwfq78

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

On Sunday, head to Fundación PROA in La Boca to check out Alexei Fedorchenko´s mockumentary, Primeros en la Luna, about the first to arrive on the moon. Av. Pedro de Mendoza 1929, La Boca.

Or, head to Niceto Club in Palermo for a Coolio live concert if you´re looking for a more upbeat plan! Av Coronel Niceto Vega 5510, Palermo.

Find a full weather forecast here.

Off the Beaten Path: La Botica del Ángel

(Photo by :Antonio)

Eduardo Bergara Leumann was a prolific actor, artist, couturier and art director who in the 1960s created a unique cultural space called La Botica del Ángel (the angel’s pharmacy) where many local artists kicked off their career. The improvised theater show involved different participants each night, and, upon arrival, spectators were given some wine with something to snack on and a washbowl, setting off an absurd and entertaining evening. The cultural event first took place downtown but then moved to an abandoned temple in Montserrat that Leumann redecorated. Today it stands as a museum with over 33 decorated spaces and features artwork by some of the most prolific local artists including Soldi, Berni, Noé, Minujin, Roux, Castagnino, Gorriarena, Robirosa, Borla, Benitez, Pla, and Lozza, manuscripts by authors like Borges and Sábato, and homages to tango and folklore musicians.

The Botica is managed by the Universidad del Sálvador and can be visited from Tuesday to Friday from 4pm to 6pm. On Thursday and Friday nights there are also live music shows and cultural events starting at 9pm. Additionally, the Centro Cultural Recoleta is hosting a photography exhibit of the Botica years.  Luis Saenz Peña 541, Montserrat.

Palermo Loves Hollywood: Live Music Venues

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Buenos Aires is a city of artists and musicians, so catching quality live shows, both on a local and international level is pretty easy on any week without having to look to hard. Palermo Hollywood has a couple of very worthwhile venues that are dedicated to inciting tapping feet.

Club Niceto is a classic BA nightlife option that offers live music shows by local and international artists, and also cutting-edge theme based parties. More information on their program here . Niceto Vega 5510, Palermo.

Boris Club de Jazz combines auteur cuisine with art and live jazz music, by both national and international acts. Find their program here. Gorriti 5568, Palermo.

Makena Cantina Club is a lively bar where local funk, rock and reggae bands often go to play in a relaxed atmosphere. More information here. Fitz Roy 1519, Palermo.

No Avestruz is a cultural center that offers live music shows, theatre performances, dance, and film screenings. Check out their program here.Humboldt 1857, Palermo.