This Week: 9th-14th of March

Monday

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(Photo by Ministerio de la Nación Argentina)

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

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(Photo by Lee)

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

It’s Milonga Week in the city so check the out the schedule here, pick a time and a venue, and stop by Bolívar 466 in San Telmo from 2pm to 6pm to pick up your free tickets.

Wednesday

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(Photo by SpejoBlancoNegro)

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.

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

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(Photo by Parque de la Memoria-BsAs, Argentina)

The Ciudanza festival, featuring contemporary dance performances in urban settings, kicks off until Sunday!

Later on, catch an experimental performance combining theatre and poetry at the Teatro Colón starting at 8pm. Tickets here.

Friday

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(Photo by Nathan Ludwig)

Take one of graffitimundo’s North City Tours and check out the Buenos Aires street art scene in the Colegiales and Palermo neighborhoods. The tour ends at Post Bar where you can grab an icy beer and also purchase some urban art to take back home. More information here.

At 8pm and at 9.30pm, the Planetarium will be hosting live music concerts featuring covers of The Beatles with full dome projections of the diamond filled sky. Av. Sarmiento, Palermo.

And, if the street art tour left you hungry for more color, you can head to the Life in Color: World Largest Paint Party at Mandarine Park. Tickets here.

Saturday and Sunday

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

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.

On Saturday night, British DJ John Digweed will be in charge of setting the rhythm at Mandarine Park. Tickets here.

On Sunday, James Blunt will be staging a live show at the Luna Park Stadium. Tickets here.

This Week: 23rd Feb- 1st March 2015

Monday

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(A  Midsummer Night’s Dream, Photo Cesar Ojeda)

The Shakespeare Festival is taking place until the 28th of February featuring plays, films, Shakespeare walks and bike rides. 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

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Take a City Sailing tour and get to know Buenos Aires from atop a sail boat! More information here.

Tuesday evenings at BASA bar include great drinks and music by renowned local DJ Nico Cota from 9.30pm onwards. Basavilbaso 1328, downtown.

Wednesday

Stop by the Museo de Arte Moderno in San Telmo where a must-see exhibition of Leon Ferrari’s works is being showcased. Av. San Juan 350, San Telmo.

In the evening, head to Boris Club de Jazz and catch a live concert by Barbarita Palacios and Paloma del Cerro starting at 9.30pm. Gorriti 5568, Palermo.

Thursday

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(Photo by José María Perez Nuñez)

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. Sarmiento 4006, Almagro.

Friday

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(Photo by Rick Powell)

Take one of graffitimundo’s North City Tours and check out the Buenos Aires street art scene in the Colegiales and Palermo neighborhoods. More information here.

At 8pm and at 9.30pm, the Planetarium will be hosting live music concerts featuring covers of The Beatles with full dome projections of the diamond filled sky. Av. Sarmiento, Palermo.

Saturday and Sunday

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(Photo by Gobierno de la Ciudad)

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

Last chance to experience Carnaval festivities on Saturday. Stop by Darwin between Gorriti and Cabrera in Palermo between 7pm and 2am and experience the fun!

Juana Molina will be staging a live show at Centro Cultural Konex starting at 8pm. Sarmiento 3131, Abasto.

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.

This Week: 2nd-8th of February 2015

Monday

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(Photo by Leandro Martinez)

The weather is perfect for a stroll down Puerto Madero, and, if you’re here with your sweetheart, you can leave your love-lock at the Puente de la Mujer.

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

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(Photo by Matias Dutto)

The Museo Nacional de Arte Decorativo in Recoleta has recently reopened and is featuring an exhibit of photographs regarding the marriage of children. The museum’s permanent collection is also well worth visiting, and their courtyard café- Croque Madame is the perfect spot for a pick-me-up coffee and a pastry. Av. Libertador 1902, Recoleta.

Later on, starting at 9pm, chill out with some reggae music at Guapa Bar. Costa Rica 4933, Palermo.

Wednesday

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(Photo by UCL Institute of Education)

Stop by the MALBA and check out the exhibit of artist Antonio Berni’s stunning work which deals with traditional Porteño topics such as tango, immigration, poverty and hope in a unique and uplifting way. Av. Figueroa Alcorta 3415, Palermo.

In the evening, stop by La Catedral for a tango lesson. Sarmiento 4006, Almagro.

Thursday

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(Photo by José María Pérez Nuñez)

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 the free folklore concert by Marían Farías Gómez, and Inés Rinaldi at the Parque Centenario. Av. Angel Gallardo and Leopoldo Marechal, Caballito.

The Rock BA Fest kicks off and will be taking place throughout the weekend at Parque de la Ciudad.

Friday

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(Photo by Nicolás Santiago Romero)

Take one of graffitimundo’s North City Tours and check out the Buenos Aires street art scene in the Colegiales and Palermo neighborhoods. More information here.

At 8pm and at 9.30pm, the Planetarium will be hosting live music concerts featuring covers of The Beatles with full dome projections of the diamond filled sky. Av. Sarmiento, Palermo.

Saturday and Sunday

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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.

This Saturday and Sunday at 6 pm, the circus gets electronic participation from DJs and VJs at Buenos Aires Polo Circo.Combate de los Pozos 1700, Downtown.

Throughout January and February, every Sunday, starting at 6pm, enjoy something to sip on at La Munich and stay for the live love songs. Av. De los Italianos 851, Puerto Madero.

Off the Beaten Path: La Botica del Ángel

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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.

FIBA International Theatre Festival 2013

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The 2013 FIBA international theatre festival kicks off today offering a broad program with top quality performances from around the globe. The festival, which takes place every two years since 1997, is one of the most important theatre events in South America and this year will feature international and local acts, film screenings about theatre, experimental theatre, seminars and lectures, book presentations, a photography exhibit and more. The event will take place around different city theatres and cultural centers and the full program is available here.

This Week in Buenos Aires

Tuesday

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A special exhibit of renowned artist Quinquela Martin´s drawings is being showcased at the Museo de Bellas Artes de la Boca.

In the evening Julio Morales y los Afro Argentos  will be playing their new material from “Un Pasaje a otro Planeta” featuring funk, Afro Cuban rhythms and electronic music at the Teatro Alvear

For dinner head to one of the city’s Italian restaurants (we suggest Doppio Zero) and order a plate of gnocchi. Local tradition says that on the 29th of every month money must be placed under a plate of gnocchi in order to increase fortune!

 

Museo de Bellas Artes de La Boca Quinquela Martin

Av. Don Pedro de Mendoza 1835, La Boca

4301-1080 ‎

 

Teatro Alvear

Av. Corrientes 1659, downtown

4374 6076

 

Doppio Zero

Soldado de La Independencia 1238, Las Cañitas

4899 0162

Open Tue- Sat 8.30pm- closing and Sun 12.30pm-4pm

 

Wednesday

Aiming to promote the urban art scene in Buenos Aires Graffitimundo offers an off the beaten path tour of the city streets. Group tours are offered every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday starting at 3pm for those interested in learning more about the local street art and the political and social context that is behind it. This is a great option to get to know another side of Buenos Aires. More information on meeting points and prices here.

In the evening head to the Abasto neighborhood for a taste of tango presented by the Orquesta Típica Fernandez Fierro at the Club Atletico Fernández Fierro starting at 10pm.

 

Club Atlético Fernández Fierro

Sánchez de Bustamante 764, Abasto

caff@fernandezfierro.com

 

Thursday

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If your 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.

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.

 

Palacio de Aguas Corrientes

Riobamba 750 – 1° Piso

Opening Hours: Mon-Fri 9am-1pm

Tel: (54-11) 6319-1104

 

Fierro Hotel Buenos Aires

Soler 5862, Palermo

3220-6800

 

Friday

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Take a walk down Puerto Madero to the ecological reserve where you can get the best view of the city and see some of the local flora and fauna!

In the evening join the BA Palermo Pub Crawl and get to know other travelers and the Buenos Aires nightlife. The pub crawl includes pizza, beer and wine from 10-11pm, complimentary shooters at 3 bars, drink discounts, and a club admission to Crobar, for a total of 100pesos. The night begins at Kuantum, in Palermo at 10pm.

 

BA Pub Crawl

15 5464 1886

Kuantum

 El Salvador 5567, Palermo

 

Saturday and Sunday

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The annual Campeonato Abierto de Polo is being held every Saturday and Sunday until the 10th of December at the Campo Argentino de Polo. This is a great chance for those looking to participate in a truly Argentine experience and watch top quality Polo. Tickets available here. Av. Del Libertador 4350, Palermo. 4777-8005

This Week in Buenos Aires

Monday

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Start the week by paying a visit to the Carlos Gardel Museum and learn everything there is to know about the famous tango legend. If you stay until 6.30 pm you can watch some live tango and at 8pm  a screening of the monthly tango film (with English subtitles!) which is the documentary “Astor Piazzola, La otra cara del tango.” this month.

Later on head to Isabel, a glitzy posh bar with a dark seventies inspired interior in Palermo that offers great drinks which you trade purchased casino chips (isabelinas) for.

 

Museo Carlos Gardel

Jean Jaures 735, Abasto

4964-2-15

 

Isabel

1664 Uriarte, Palermo Soho

4834 6969

 

Tuesday

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Take advantage of the sunny forecast and spend some time getting to know the city outdoors on one of the city bike tours.

In the evening head to Boris Club de Jazz for some live music and drinks.

 

Boris Club de Jazz

Gorriti 5568, Palermo

4777-0012

info@borisclub.com.ar

 

Wednesday

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Zona Norte- Start the day off with a meditation at 10 pm in the San Fernando Tren de la Costa station where you can also enjoy a nourishing organic breakfast at the organic market. Then continue on to Tigre for a day out on the river.  More information on Tigre and how to get there here.

In the evening stop for drinks at  Rio Café or indulge in one of Hernán Gipponi’s tasting menus. (check out The Lost Asian’s great review of the restaurant.)

 

Rio Café

Honduras 4772, Palermo‬

Open 10pm-3am‬

 

Hernán Gipponi Restaurant

Fierro Hotel

Soler 5862, Palermo

3220-6800

 

Thursday

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Head to Plaza de la República (Av. 9 de Julio and Corrientes) to catch a glimpse of Las cajas voyeuristas,  an urban intervention by the Mexican Dora García who stages scenes of forgotten women of Mexican history inside “voyeur boxes” that spectators peek into.  Starting at 1.30pm. More information here.

Later on 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.

In the evening the popular Portuguese group, Buraka Som Sistema, bring Kuduro, a music-dance from Angola influenced by  sungura, afrobeat and ragga to Niceto Club in Palermo. Tickets here.

 

Fierro Hotel Buenos Aires

Soler 5862, Palermo

3220-6800

 

Niceto Club

Niceto Vega 5510, Palermo

4799-9396

 

Friday

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Sign up for one of the city’s religious tours, which take you to different temples and churches in the city for an overview of the religious identity, history and architecture of Buenos Aires. The tours are carried out the first and third Fridays of every month starting at 10AM. Book your place at cultos@buenosaires.gob.ar or visitasguiadasdgcul@yahoo.com.ar, or by phone: 4323-9410 / 4323-8000 int. 2855/2797

In the evening check out the city’s other religion (football)  at the Argentina vs. Chile match, which starts at 8pm at the River Plate Stadium.  Tickets here.

 

River Plate Stadium

Figueroa Alcorta 7597, Belgrano

4789-1200

club@cariverplate.com.ar

 

Saturday and Sunday

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On Saturday the legendary rock band Guns N Roses return to Argentina on their world tour of Chinese Democracy at Estadio Único de La Plata. Tickets here.

Check out the MALBA´s special screenings of silent films with live music from the National Film Chamber Orchestra. On Saturday there will be a midnight screening of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and on Sunday at midnight a screening of Metropolis. Avenida Figueroa Alcorta 3415, Recoleta.