Buenos Aires Agenda: December/Diciembre 1-6 2015

Monday/Lunes

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The International Videoart Festival kicks off until Wednesday at the National Library and the Museo del Libro y de la Lengua in Recoleta. Find the full program here

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  UCO after office! 3220-6800. Soler 5862, Palermo.

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

Arranca el Festival Internacional de Videoarte hasta el miércoles en la Biblioteca Nacional y en el Museo del Libro y de la Lengua en Recoleta. La programación completa se encuentra aquí.

A la tarde, desde las 17.30 hasta las 19.30hs., abre  el jardín de Fierro Hotel para ofrecer cócteles en el after-office de UCO Restaurante. 3220-6800. Soler 5862, Palermo.

También a la tarde, a partir de las 19hs., la famosa orquesta de percusión, La Bomba del Tiempo, se presenta, como todos los lunes, en el Centro Cultural Konex.Sarmiento 3151, Almagro.

Tuesday/Martes

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(Photo by José María Pérez Nuñez)

The Dorrego Flea Market in Colegiales is ideal for browsing antiques and trinkets, and also for picking out some original Christmas presents to take back home. Av. Alvarez Thomas and Dorrego, Colegiales.

In the evening, the warm weather is perfect for outdoor drinks at  a nice bar with a terrace.

El Mercado de Pulgas de Dorrego, en Colegiales, es el lugar ideal para mirar antigüedades y elegir regalos originales de Navidad. Av. Alvarez Thomas and Dorrego, Colegiales.

A la noche, el clima cálido es la excusa perfecta para tomar unos tragos al aire libre en algún bar con terraza.

Wednesday/Miércoles

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If the weather is nice, a day trip to Tigre is a must while you’re in Buenos Aires. You can try a water sport, stop by the Mercado de Frutos where you can purchase local goods, go on a rollercoaster ride, stop by the newly inaugurated China Town, and even place your bets at the local Casino. Explore on your own or try a tour!

Si el día está soleado, hacer una excursión al Tigre es una salida imperdible durante tu estadía en Buenos Aires. Se puede hacer deportes acuáticos, pasar por el Mercado de Frutos para comprar artesanías, subir a una montaña rusa, conocer el nuevo Barrio Chino de Tigre, e incluso probar suerte en el Casino. Explora por tu cuenta o súmate a un Tour.

Thursday/Jueves

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Check out the new MALBA exhibit of Belgian artist Francis Alÿs’s poetic-political artwork. Av. Figueroa Alcorta 3415, Palermo. 

The Buenos Aires Sonar festival is taking place in Vicente López next to the river. Check out the line up here and buy tickets here.

El MALBA tiene en exhibición una muestra de la obra político-poética del artista belga Francis Alÿs. Av. Figueroa Alcorta 3415, Palermo.

El Sonar de Buenos Aires se lleva a cabo en Vicente López al lado del río. La programación se puede encontrar aquí, y las entradas se pueden comprar aquí.

Friday/Viernes

The Colón Theatre inaugurates their opera production of Richard Wagner’s Parsifal. Functions will also take place on the 6th/9th and 11th of December. Tickets here

Buena Vista Social Club is also staging a live show at the Luna Park Stadium. Tickets here. 

El Teatro Colón estrena una producción de la opera Parsifal de Richard Wagner. El 6, 9 y 11 de diciembre, también hay funciones. Entradas aquí.

También se presenta Buena Vista Social Club en el Estadio Luna Park. Entradas aquí.

Saturday and Sunday/Sábado y Domingo

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(Photo by Gervasio Varela/Inspired by 2011 Space Odyssey)

Book your place at UCO´s delicious weekend brunch, with a great Irish version as well! 3220-6800Soler 5862, Palermo.

On Saturday evening at 8.30pm, the Museo Larreta in Belgrano is staging a stunning Lorca inspired Flamenco show. Juramento 2291, Belgrano.

On Saturday, the Colón Theatre is presenting a unique screening of Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: Space Odyssey with live music by the Buenos Aires Philharmonic Orchestra. Tickets here.

Hacé tu reserva para degustar el delicioso brunch de UCO restaurante que  ofrece también una variante de desayuno irlandés. 3220-6800. Soler 5862, Palermo.

El sábado a la noche a las 20.30hs., el Museo Larreta en Belgrano presenta un espectáculo impactante de flamenco inspirado en la obra de Federico García Lorca. Juramento 2291, Belgrano. 

El sábado, el Teatro Colón presenta una función especial de 2001: Odisea del Espacio, de Stanley Kubrick, con música en vivo de la Orquesta Filarmónica de Buenos Aires. Entradas aquí.

This Week: 31st of August- 6th of September

Monday

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Monday will be the warmest day of the week before the temperature takes a small dip for the remaining days. Make the best of it by choosing one of the great outdoor activities that the city has to offer such as taking a bike tour!

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! 3220-6800. Soler 5862, Palermo.

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

For some great post-dancing fugazzeta pizza, go to the nearby Los Cocos. Av Córdoba 3303, Almagro

Tuesday

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If you’re in the San Telmo area, stop by the Ethnographic museum and learn more about the Argentine indigenous community. Moreno 350, San Telmo.

Welcome springy September by awakening your taste buds with the new 6 course menu with D.V. Catena wine pairings offered every evening until the 13th of September at UCO Restaurant! 3220 6820. Soler 5862, Palermo.

Also, at 8pm, it’s tango time at the Colón Theatre with performances by Daniel Binelli, Eduardo Isaac, and Polly Ferman. Tickets here.

Wednesday

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(Photo by Maritè Toledo)

The Fundación PROA Daros Collection, which features contemporary Latin American art,is well worth taking a look at if you’re in the La Boca area. Av. Pedro de Mendoza 1929, La Boca. 

In the evening, Slovenian pianist Ivan Skrt will be inaugurating the Palacio Paz Piano Wednesday sessions that will take place throughout September at 7.30pm.  Santa Fe 750, Retiro

Thursday

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(Photo by Beatrice Murch)

Stop by the MALBA and check out the current Polesello and Teresa Burga exhibits, as well as the screening of Portuguese artist Vasco Araujo’s videos that will be showcase until Sunday from midday to 5pm. Av. Figueroa Alcorta 3415, Palermo.

In the evening, choose your favorite traditional bar notable, such as El Federal or Bar Sur in San Telmo, and either enjoy a meal or a drink in a typical porteño setting.

Friday

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(Photo by Manuel Maure)

A day trip to Tigre is a must while you’re in Buenos Aires. You can try a water sport, stop by the Mercado de Frutos where you can purchase local goods, go on a rollercoaster ride, and even place your bets at the local Casino. Explore on your own or try a tour!

Later on, stop by the Centro Cultural Recoleta and catch one of the stunning Fuerza Bruta shows. Tickets here. 

Saturday and Sunday

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

On Saturday and Sunday, the Buenos Aires Market gourmet food fair will be taking place at the corner of Av. Medrano and El Salvador, just a step away from one of our favorite cocktail bars in the city, Verne Club (Medrano 1475).

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: 17-23 November

Monday

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

In the evening, starting at 7pm there will be classic Hindu dances at the Centro Cultural Borges as part of the VI India Festival, taking place until the 24th of November. Viamonte and San Martín, downtown.

Tuesday

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Check out the new exhibit at the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes: Fatal Seduction. Erotic Imagery of the 19th Century. Av. Del Libertador 1473, Recoleta.

In the evening, Deep Purple will be staging a live show at the estadio Luna Park. Tickets here

Wednesday

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The international jazz festival kicks off and will be taking place until Monday the 27th of November. Find the full program here.

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

Thursday

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The Bienal de Imágenes en Movimiento will be taking place from the 20th to the 30th of November featuring films and experimental video art from around the world. Find the full program here.

In the evening stop by La Catedral for a tango lesson at 6, 7.30 or 9pm. 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, 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 /Sunday/ Monday

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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 Jazz Festival, the India Festival and the Bienal de Imagenes en Movimiento will all be taking place throughout the long weekend.

AES + F at Faena Arts Center

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Liminal Space Trilogy is the name of the new exhibit being showcased at the Faena Arts Center in Puerto Madero. The collection features the video installations of Russian collective AES+F who are centered in Moscow and work primarily with large-scale photography and video art. Throughout June, the arts center will be screening some of their most well known videos including The Feast of Trimalchio on the weekends of the 1st-3rd and 8th-10th of June, and Last Riot on the weekends of the 15th-17th and 22nd-24th of June.

Faena Arts Center is open from Saturday to Monday from midday to 7pm. Tickets are forty pesos. Aime Paine 1169 Puerto Madero. 4010 9233.

Harun Farocki at Fundación Proa

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Fundación PROA in La Boca has recently inaugurated a new exhibition of renowned German video artist and filmmaker Harun Farocki. The exhibit consists of five  video installations and screenings of his three latest films.

Farocki´s cinematographic universe is centered on the analysis of images produced by contemporary society and the forms of power involved in their production, exhibition and consumption.  Eye/Machine II (2002), for example, examines the role of images and media in the construction of war, whilst Workers Leaving the Factory in Eleven Decades shows different representations of workers throughout film history.

Fundación PROA is open from Tuesdays to Sundays from 11am to 7pm.  Guided tours are offered from Tuesdays to Fridays at 5pm and on weekends at 3pm and 5pm. Av. Pedro de Mendoza 1929, La Boca.  4104.1000.  info@proa.org.

Buenos Aires Art Galleries

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Buenos Aires is scattered with galleries that represent the city’s booming art industry, and they are well worth visiting for collectors and art lovers. Most of the galleries can be found in three main areas, the Retiro and Recoleta circuit, Palermo, and San Telmo.  Monthly gallery nights are held in different areas of the city and are a great chance to get to know this flourishing aspect of it.

Some recommended galleries include:

Retiro area:

Ruth Benzacar: founded in the sixties, it is one of the most prestigious galleries in the city and deals in contemporary Argentine art. Florida 1000, Buenos Aires. 4313 8480. info@ruthbenzacar.com.

Palermo:

Braga Mendez brings together thirty top-level artists producing independently and collectively, valuing a commitment to the idea of art stripped of a commercial focus.   Humboldt 1574, Palermo. 4775-5577. info@galeriabm.com.

Hollywood in Cambodia: Set atop a Palermo bar this hip space specializes in street art and is run by street artists. The gallery produces monthly shows and hosts many art related activities. Thames 1885, 1st floor. Palermo. hollywoodincambodia@gmail.com.

Arte x Arte: is a 1800m2 space dedicated to photography, video art and new media. They work to promote both the local artists in Argentina and abroad, and to introduce foreign artists to the local scene. Lavalleja 1062, Villa Crespo. 4773-2738.

Mar Dulce: Paintings, drawings, prints and photography by Argentine and Uruguayan upcoming artists are presented at this Palermo centered gallery. Uriarte 1490, Palermo. galeriamardulce@gmail.com

San Temo:

Arte Pampa: This gallery is dedicated to contemporary artwork that reflects the local traditions and heritage. It is a great place to buy gifts or something with a local feel to take back home.  Defensa 917, San Telmo. 4361-1138.

Zavaleta Lab: Also dedicated to contemporary Argentine art, they are intent on discovering and promoting new talents and are constantly renewing their program. Venezuela 571, San Telmo. 4331-2439.