The Botanical Gardens of Palermo, in Buenos Aires, are one of the most visited attractions in the neighborhood, owing to its beautiful vegetation, many greenhouses and stray cats. Throughout the gardens you´ll find over 30 different sculptures, and amongst them is one called Saturnalia.
He original brass monument was sculpted in 1900 by Italian artist Ernest Biondi, and was acquired by Hernán Cullen Ayersa, who requested a copy for the city of Buenos Aires. Due to its risqué nature, the sculpture was held in customs for two years before being allowed to enter the country. (more…)
The Sixth International Auto Show Buenos Aires (Salon Internacional del Automovil Buenos Aires 2013) will be occurring this year from 20 to June 30 at La Rural Exhibition Center.
This year the show will feature 25 unique automotive factories in Argentina who will showcase their most recent imports to the country.
As in years prior, the Auto Show will be held in La Rural Buenos Aires, on an expansive floor area exceeding 40,000 m².br />
Peruvian cuisine has boomed in Buenos Aires with classic restaurants like Contigo Perú in Belgrano and quality fusion at places like Sipán and Astrid & Gastón. And at the restaurant Mullu, raw fish is in abundance whether in the form of ceviche or sashimi. This small and cozy downtown serves yet another Peruvian-influenced menu that is truly inspired! The restaurant lives by the words “food for the gods” (and goddesses of course!). With ingredients like fresh marinated fish, desserts made from maracuya and lots of different piscos, you´ll surely feel like you´re in heaven at Mullu. Pasaje Ricardo Rojas 451, Downtown. 4311-2812. (more…)
Art Attack: 7th of June at the Centro de Exposiciones de la Ciudad. This is an event geared toward kids, allowing them to participate in different artistic activities during the 2 hour event!
Cuisine & Vins Expo: The 2013 Cuisine Vins Expo is happening at the Palacio Paz on the 13th and 14th of June from 5pm to 11pm. You don´t want to miss this if you love food and wine! More information here. Av. Santa Fe 750, Downtown. From 5pm-11pm.
Ciudad Emergente: This is an event which showcases up and coming art and culture in Buenos Aires. (more…)
The National Museum of Fine Arts in Buenos Aires has a new exhibition…“Botero, drawings on canvas and paper”, a display of 50 drawings by the famous Colombian artist Fernando Botero (born in Medellín, 1932). These works are all part of the artist´s personal collection, which is displayed infrequently, and then only in museums.
Botero uses watercolor, pencil, pastel, ink and charcoal on paper and canvas. He is especially skilled at working with sanguine, which is a soft, dark red pencil. This is a difficult skill rarely used by artists.
On May 26, 2013, the Auditorium of Buenos Aires Design Center (Av. Pueyrredon 2501, Recoleta. Level 2) will begin hosting Beer Day Festival, an event focusing on the tasting of specialty beers. The Festival with consist of 20 breweries from different parts of the country, together in one place showcasing their brews.
During the festival, guests will have the opportunity to practice cooking with beer, and trying dishes accompanied by the different specialty beers; to try more than 50 styles of beer; and to attend to talks about food pairing, sensory analysis of beer, the tasting process and the history of beer. (more…)
From Sunday, May 12th to Sunday, May 26th, 2013, Buenos Aires City Tango Dance Championship 2013 will be hosted in various “milongas”, theaters, and cultural centers throughout the city.
The competition is on the lookout for new winning couples in the following categories – Tango de Pista, Milonga, “Milongueros” of the World, and Waltz. The winners will qualify to participate in the World Tango Dance Championship in Buenos Aires in August of 2013.
The Championship will begin on May 12th (more…)
25th of April – 13th of May- International Book Fair. Buenos Aires is known as a very literary city, and a great place to experience this is the annual book fair. You can thumb through books, buy some, and attend seminars. The theme of the festival this year is Books as Bridges, with a special focus on literature from Holland.
9th of May – Gallery Nights. The monthly art event will take place at galleries in Palermo, Recoleta and Retiro.
9-19th of May – Festival Polo Circo. Although new to the city, the annual circus fest (more…)
Swing by the MALPA in Recoleta and check out the modern artwork of Latin American artists Grete Stern and Adriana Varejao. Figueroa Alcorta 3415, Recoleta.
At night com and check out Bomba del Tiempo, a local must-see percussion orchestra. After dancing, go grab some pizza at Los Cocos and order a fugazetta pizza, an onion and mozzarella local specialty. Los Cocos- Córdoba, Av. 3303, Almagro.
Try a free walking tour to get a real feel for the city. The tour will be guided by Jonathan (more…)