Out & About
Luna Park (Bouchard 465, 5279-5279, www.lunapark.com.ar). 9.30pm. Tickets: from $180 at the www.ticketportal.com.ar
Argentine multi-instrumentalist Pedro Aznar and his band present their latest show A la carta, tonight at the Luna Park Stadium. The repertoire of the concert was chosen by the public who voted on the musicians website. The band features: Alejandro Oliva on percussion, Julián Semprini on drums, Coqui Rodriguez on guitar and Tomas Fares on keyboards. Aznar was a member of the local rock band Serú Girán and Pat Metheny’s group in the mid-80s.
Boris Club de Jazz (Gorriti 5568, 4777-0012, www.borisclub.com.ar). At midnight . Tickets: from $60 at the venue or www.ticketek.com.ar
Musician Nicolás Sorín started his musical career at Berklee College, studying with professors like Bob Brookmeyer, Maria Schneider and Vuk Kulenovic. Tonight, he plays with Octafonic — an octect which blends jazz, rock, pop and electronic music. Sorín on synthetizers, vocal efects and composition; Ramiro Flores, Leonardo Paganini and Francisco Huici on sax; Sergio Álvarez on electric guitar; Esteban Sehinkman on Fender Rhodes and Wurlitzer; Cirilo Fernández on electric bass and Ezequiel Piazza on drums.
The Old Woman
Teatro Opera Allianz (Av. Corrientes 860, 4322-8000). Tonight, 7pm and 11pm; and tomorrow, 7pm. Tickets: from $350 at the venue or www.ticketek.com.ar.
Famous US actor Willem Dafoe, Russian/Latvian actor and dancer Mikhail Baryshnikov and US director, stage designer and playwright Robert Wilson present The Old Woman in Buenos Aires tonight. The show will run until the end of August.The play received big ovations in Paris, New York and the most important European festivals. In English and Russian with Spanish subtitles.
Multiteatro (Av. Corrientes 1283, www.multiteatro.com.ar). Wednesdays and Thursdays, 8.30pm; Fridays and Saturdays, 8pm and 10.30pm; and Sundays, 8.30pm. Tickets: $250 at the venue or www.plateanet.com
Le Prénom, a comedy about friendship, love, hypocrisy and human bonds, develops in one evening at a couple’s home. They are entertaining friends that night and the small talk goes places and circumstances they never expected to tread on. Starting with a banal all-important event (the fact that a would-be-father has decided to name the baby “Adolf”). As the name automatically brings reminiscences of Nazi war criminal Adolf Hitler, everyone begins to argue the propriety of the unborn’s name.
Borges y yo
Teatro El Búho ( Tacuarí 215, 4342-0335, www.teatroelbuho.com.ar). Saturdays, 6.30pm. Tickets: $80 ($50 students and seniors) at the venue.
A quite good tribute paid in theatre to Jorge Francisco Isidoro Luis Borges. The show features an unforgettable song and poetry. A memorable combination of poems, prose writings of different literary genres — such as stories, philosophy, essays, novels, milongas, tangos and more. El Aleph, Fundación mítica de Buenos Aires, Vuelvo al Sur, Arte poética, El tango, Milonga del Trovador, Jacinto Chiclana, are admirably spoken and beautifully sung by the elegant Michelangelo Tarditti.