Buenos Aires Weekly Event Roundup: Sept 14 – 20
A hand picked selection of our favorite things to see, eat, listen to, dance with this week in Buenos Aires.
See An Art Show
There are three collective art shows this week worth checking out. On Wednesday, one of our favorite galleries, Honeycomb, will be opening their new Palermo Soho gallery. Identidad will feature work by 17 artists, with many recognizable names from the street art community including Diego Roa, Pum pum, Corona, Sael, Parbo and El Marian. On Friday, Espacio Cabrera will be hosting Peppersoul, an international traveling art show that features work by 40 up and coming Colombian illustrators, the tour will be making a stop in Buenos Aires after shows in Mexico City and Bogota. Convoi is a new art space that houses a gallery, a book store and classes. This Saturday they will be opening the shop with a show titled UNO, which will bring together work by 30 local photographers. For a laid back show with a little bit of dancing, check out a visual show with the intergalactic Andean art of Paula Duró with music by Alejandro Sordi at the Matienzo on Sunday.
Catch A Film
The Archibrazo had us sold at free popcorn, watching Wong Kar Wai’s Happy Together doesn’t hurt either. This love story of two Chinese immigrants living in La Boca is maybe more porteño then any Argentine film we have ever seen. The film is screened on Tuesday night in Almagro. Cineclub Dynamo is a traveling film club that moves around the city to different bars and cultural centers with their 16mm film projector. This week you will have the opportunity to see two very rare Argentine films that explore life in rural Argentina. On Tuesday, Shunko (1960) by Lauturo Murúa, will be playing at La Libre. Shunko tells the story of a young teacher from the city sent to teach in rural Santiago de Estero. On Tuesday at Monte you can catch Prisoneros de la tierra (1939), a film about exploited yerba mate farmers; Mario Soffici’s film is often cited as the first example of social cinema in Argentina and one of the country’s best films. Gloria, about a free spirited 50-something divorcee that embarks on an affair with a retired naval officer, was a hit in its native Chile and can be seen Monday through Wednesday Buenos Aires Mon Amour. The 15th Annual International DanceVideo Festival begins Tuesday through Sunday, with film projections, live dance, classes and a photo exhibit at the Conti.
Eat Good Food
Get out those elastic waistlines because this week it’s time to feast. BA Food Week and for the next two weeks restaurants across the city will be offering three course meals for lunch and dinner at special prices. Some of our favorites include Aldos, Brasserie Petanque, Ralph’s, Olaya, Astor, Puratierra, Topinambour and Sipan. Or hit up Le Marche and sample food from different French restaurants. This weekend the French Embassy will be hosting this two day food feast with a number of stands to manger your face off. There are promises of french onion soup, waffles, ratatouille, French cheeses, oysters and fresh croissants.
Regia Mag, a magazine dedicated to art and fashion, will be hosting the Regia Mag Crew this Saturday at the Usina del Arte. This all day event will feature live music, runway shows, art exhibits, food trucks, and stands from independent book stores and music shops. Go early for a tranqui afternoon, or hit the the evening catwalks and dj shows. For old school cumbia lovers, the CC Matienzo will be putting on a dance party every Thursday night with music by San Bomba to keep those caderas moving. A different kind of cumbia party will be happening on Saturday at Beat Flow with music by electro-cumbia duo Faauna, and as is customary in cumbia parties, haircuts by Sagrado Luck. Cumbia fun for everyone, hair stylings for the brave.
Work by Rascolnikoff, who will be present at Regia Mag
Check Out A Concert
Grab some cocktails at Palermo bar Sheldon and get the weekend started early on Thursday wit a show by the ladies of Shona, the whimsical folk band that describes their style as a “devotional storm”. The dreamy South Argentina inspired folk band Shaman y los Pilares de la Creación will be releasing their new album Sueña Real this Saturday at Cara y Caretas. Girl bands galore at this weekend’s TripPop Festival, with four different bands that mix singer songwriters with trance djs and electro pop.
What are your plans for the week? Let us know in the comments below.
Throughout the week
Food: BA Food Week @ venues across the city, lunch and dinner, reserve your spot here
Film/Dance: 15th Annual International DanceVideo Festival @ Haroldo Conti, Av. del Libertador 8151, Nuñez, Tuesday-Sunday full schedule here
Film: Gloria @ Buenos Aires Mon Amour, Av. Roque Saenz Peña 1150, Microcentro, 4 and 8:20pm
Film: Shunko @ La Libre, Bolívar 646, San Telmo, 9pm
Film: Happy Together @ Archibrazo, Mario Bravo 441, Almagro, 10pm
Art Opening: Identidad @ Honeycomb Gallery, Thames 2176, Palermo Soho, 7pm
Film: Prisoneros de la tierra @ Monte, Carlos Calvo y Defensa, San Telmo, 9pm contact Dynamo for the exact address
Music: Shona @ Sheldon, Honduras 4969, Palermo, 9pm
Party: Santo Jueves @ CC Matienzo, Pringles 1249, Villa Crespo, 10pm
Art Opening: Peppersoul @ Espacio Cabrera, Cabrera 3641, Palermo Viejo, 7pm
Food: Le Marche @ French Embassy, Retiro, 12:30pm
Party: Regia Mag Fashion Crew @ Usina del Arte, Agustin Caffarena 1, La Boca, 2pm throughout the day
Art Opening: UNO @ Convoi, Malabia 1066, Villa Crespo, 7pm
Music: Shaman y Los Pilares de la Creación @ Caras y Caretas, Sarmiento 2037, Microcentro, 9pm
Music: TripPop Femme Pop Festival @ G104, Gascon 104, Almagro, 11:30pm
Party: Fiesta Galactica @ Beat Flow, Av Cordoba 5509, Palermo, 11pm
Food: Le Marche @ French Embassy, Cerrito y Arroyo, Retiro, 12:30pm
Party: Loop @ CC Matienzo, Pringles 1249, Almagro, 8pm