With a particularly icy wind running through the city this week, it seems clear that we’ve hit the fast forward button through fall and have headed straight into winter. Thanks to the early onset of darkness at this point in June, it’s understandable if you’re tempted to hibernate for the remainder of the season. Lucky for you, tucking ourselves away in the lofty towers of BubbleAr HQ hasn’t, however, stopped us from finding the best of what a weekend in the city has to offer. From pay-what-you-can philosophy to international jazz concerts, there’s something to bring even the laziest of you out of hiding.
FRIDAY, JUNE 8TH
As part of Usina del Arte’s Especiales Internacionales series, this weekend will play host to contemporary jazz artists from around the globe. Beginning this weekend’s program will be Brazilian and Portuguese duo Guinga and Maria João, bringing together Portugal’s iconic, melancholic Fado and Brazil’s upbeat Bossa Nova. The concert promises an eclectic evening of tender music and poetry. While a reservation is not required, tickets are available for pick up two hours beforehand, so make sure to arrive early to avoid disappointment.
7 PM | Usina del Arte – Caffarena 1 | Free | More info
Club Cultural Matienzo will be inaugurating the fourth and last in their series of art installations “Lo hago por necesidad,” (I do it out of necessity). The diverse and inspiring event allows four young, upcoming artists to display their work in the open and receptive space located in Villa Crespo. Curated by Sasha Minovich, a young artist herself, the exhibition is worth a look at for the latest on Buenos Aires’ youthful contemporary art scene.
8 PM | Club Cultural Matienzo – Pringles 1249 | Free | More info
Tonight, Diego Singer will be hosting an open chat about French-Greek philosopher Cornelius Castoriadis and his work on power and the imagination. As part of Singer’s Filosofía a la gorra Series (pay-what-you-can), modern problems themed around a selected philosopher are presented to the audience, before a discussion is then opened to the floor where everybody is invited to have their say. Going strong for ten years, the series is an informal way to get a little more philosophical and have some deeper conversations beyond your typical Friday evening. Entrance is free and requires no previous reservations.
7 PM | Centro Cultural de la Ribera – Ugarte 2789 | Free | More info
Love is in the air tonight as both singer and guitarist Julian Oroz and David Amado take to the stage at El Universal Espacio Cultural. The evening’s songs will be centered around love and existentialism (naturally). Presenting new material tonight, including their latest video Milonga China, the duo usually like to experiment with their performances, mixing acting with singing, and making melodies that urge the spectator to get up and dance. Taking place in the low-key surroundings of El Univeral Espacio Cultural, the performance will be a laid-back start to your finde.
8.30 PM | El Universal Espacio Cultural – Soria 4940 | Free | More info
SATURDAY, JUNE 9TH
As part of the monthly independent theater cycle taking place over at the Centro Cultural 25 de Mayo, ‘Isabel de Guevara la Carta Silenciada’ will be brought to life by actress Mónica Villa. All about the importance of female participation in the 16th-century formation of the new world, the play tells the untold tale of the 13,000 women who arrived by boat to begin their new lives in the Americas. Focusing on Isabel Guevara’s arrival to Buenos Aires, the work concentrates on her conflict of both being one of the first European female settlers and her subsequent culture shock. If you need to brush up on your history a little, this one’s for you. Tickets may be bought online.
8.30 PM | Centro Cultural 25 de Mayo – Av. Triunvirato 4444 | AR $200 | More info
This week, mother and daughter duo Vivi Tellas and Rita Pauls will be reciting feminist poetry in San Telmo’s cozy Centro Cultural Caras y Caretas. Pauls, an actress best known for her role in hit local TV series ‘Historia de un Clan‘ along with her theater director mother Tellas will perform a mix of Pauls’ written work among with other poems which will no doubt leave the audience with a few thought-provoking questions. The evening, which is part of the center’s Mala Reputación festival, hosted by LatFem, is all about celebrating Latin American female participation in the arts. Rounding off the night, pop band Amor Elefante will take to the stage. Tickets can be bought at the door or online.
7 PM | Centro Cultural Caras y Caretas – Venezuela 370 | AR $150 | More info
If you fancy a free concert in Buenos Aires’ best and most beautiful concert venue, now’s your chance. Part of a cycle of four concerts dedicated to the 100th anniversary of French composer Claude Debussy’s death and all taking place in Teatro Colón’s grandiose Salón Dorado, the concert will be a retrospective of Debussy’s composing career, paying homage to his greatest works while exploring the mysteries of both his personal and professional life. Although free, only a limited number of tickets will be made available today (June 7th) to be collected in person at Teatro Colón’s box office located at Tucumán 1171 until 8 PM.
5 PM | Teatro Colón | Free | More info
Drawing on inspiration ranging from self-body identification to understanding personal movement, Casa Sofia’s thirteenth contemporary dance cycle is set to be an evening full of exploration and comprehending how the human body moves to music. Performed by recent students of choreography, the event will be composed of three different dance works, each telling a story through movement. The session will serve as an ideal introduction to the contemporary dance genre for those not in the know. Entrance is free and no reservation is needed.
6 PM | Casa Sofía – Fitz Roy 1327 | Free | More info
SUNDAY, JUNE 10TH
As part of history museum La Manzana’s de Las Luces‘ free movie program that focuses on the question of power, this week’s selected film will be the “Ides of March.” Starring George Clooney, the political drama tells the story of an idealistic candidate and his dealings with the dirty political world during his campaign. A thrilling and compelling look at the realities of politics, the movie will allow you an – albeit brief – escape from the Sunday Scaries. Entrance is free and doesn’t require a reservation.
7.30 PM | Cinema de las Luces – Perú 272 | Free | More info
This Sunday, Espacio Urbano will play host to the first showing of “Precipitación,” an experimental piece of physical theater which explores the relationship between human beings and outer space. In a world where four deranged beings roam the earth, time seems to have stopped, until it hasn’t really, and the four are forced to face reality. A dynamic and alternative play, it is certainly eerie and definitely intriguing. Tickets can be bought online.
6.30 PM | Espacio Urbano – Acevedo 460 | AR $180 | More info
A free vinyasa yoga class will be taking place over in Parque Centenario this morning. All you need to do is show up with your mat, some mate, and a desire to sweat the weekend’s bad behaviors away. With an extra meditation session, the class is there to help get you back in the zone for that dreaded start of the new week. Please note that the class won’t be taking place if it rains.
3 PM | Parque Centenario | Free | More info
As part of the Casa del Árbol’s initiative to make both tango and milonga appealing to the millennial generation, the cultural space will be hosting bands Dúo Fuertes Varnerín and energetic quartet Diez de Centolla for a Sunday evening that’s sure to make you wish you could dance the 2/4. Influenced by early criollo-style duets, Dúo Fuertes Varnerín is well known on the circuit, often performing at the city’s most traditional milongas. The space, which includes a bar and eatery, is perfect for an antidomingo end to the week.
8 PM | La Casa del Arból – Av. Córdoba 5217 | AR $150 | More info
The dates, times, and locations for each of these events reflect the information that was available at the time this edition of ‘What to Do in Buenos Aires this Weekend’ was published. The dates, times, and locations are subject to change at the event organizers’ discretion. For the most up to date information, click on the ‘More info’ link when it is listed under the event summary. If you have an event you would like to include in this column, please send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Publicado en Bubble.ar el 2018-06-07 10:42:14
Autor: Holly Stanley
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