November 23, 2017

Out & About

Friday, December 2, 2016

What to do this weekend

Ver galería
By Veronica Stewart
For the Herald

Architecture: Open House

Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires’ architecture is as varied and erratic as can be, and Open House offers the perfect opportunity to get a glimpse of the city’s unique buildings in just two days. This weekend, around ninety buildings, both public and private, will be open for anyone who wishes to take a look around them and have guides tell them about their history and style. Famous buildings such as Teatro Colón, Palacio Barolo and the National Library are included in the list, and this year’s novelties include the Polo Científico y Tecnológico. Open House Buenos Aires is part of a global movement that looks to foster a greater understanding of people’s own. It includes Open Foto, Open Muro, Open Bici and Camina Buenos Aires, which look to shine a different light on the cities streets.

Saturday and Sunday, December 3 and 4, all across the city. Free and open to the public.

Some buildings require previous inscription at


Music: Willy Crook

at Bebop Club

If you’re up for some funk and soul music, Bebop Club is the place to be this weekend. Willy Crook and his Funky Torinos are presenting their newly released album X, and will be playing songs of their own and some classics not only from funk and soul, but also from jazz and R&B. Crook has been a part of bands like Sumo, Patricio Rey y sus Redonditos de Ricota, Los Abuelos de la Nada and those of Charly García and Andrés Calamaro, making him one of Argentine music’s biggest names in the genre. He has also played with the James Brown Band and with none other than David Bowie.

Saturday, December 3 at Bebop Club (Moreno 364).

Tickets at $280 available at


Theatre: Homemade

play in Villa Urquiza

Theatre is abundant in Buenos Aires, and one of the hundreds of plays now being put on stage is Solo llamé para decirte que te amo. It tells the story of a large household where a mother, her twin kids, her mother, her sister and one of her son’s girlfriend have to share the same roof. But what makes this play stand out is the fact that it is being put on at a private home. The Centro Cultural 25 de Mayo is leading a project where neighbours in Villa Urquiza can have their homes become theatres, if only for a few hours. This strengthens the ties between the Cultural Center and the community around it, and also makes for a different play every time its stage changes.

From November 19 to December 11 at different houses in Villa Urquiza.

For more information, visit


Art: National Museum of Fine Arts celebrates its 120th anniversaryDecember 25 is not only Christmas day, but it is also the day the National Museum of Fine Arts was founded back in 1896. This is why December marks a very special month for the Museum, with it being filled with activities to celebrate its 120th anniversary. The celebrations are going big and include plays, conferences, concerts, guided visits and activities for children in a month-long schedule that is bound to fill the museum’s hallways with people interested in all kinds of artistic disciplines. The main events will be taking place on Monday, December 12, starting at 8pm with a commemorative exhibit in the second floor and the Sexteto Irreal on the building’s rooftop, but the activities are starting as soon as Tuesday 6 and will span until Wednesday 28. There will be theatre in the auditorium, visits that will include a detailed retelling of the museum’s history and adventures for kids to unveil the secrets hiding among the hundreds of paintings at the museum.

From Tuesday, December 6 to Wednesday, December 28, at National Museum of Fine Arts (Av. Figueroa Alcorta 2280).

Free and open to the public. For more information, visit


Festival: El Conti no se achica

As a response to Human Rights Secretary Claudio Avruj’s comments that the Centro Cultural de la Memoria Haroldo Conti has too high a budget destined to its activities, the cultural centre has organized a festival to protest against the possible cuts in its budget planned for 2017. The movement to overcome this hardship that the Haroldo Conti has been suffering since December 2015 with the change of administration is supported by dozens aritsts, including Diego Capusotto, Cecilia Roth and Mauricio Kartún, among many others. The festival will feature Liliana Herrero, Cristina Banegas, Fernando Noy and Julia Amore, as well as poetry readings, artistic interventions and music.

Saturday, December 3 from 4pm at Centro Cultural de la Memoria Haroldo Conti (Av. Del Libertador 8151).

Free and open to the public.



  • Increase font size Decrease font sizeSize
  • Email article
  • Print
  • Share
    1. Vote
    2. Not interesting Little interesting Interesting Very interesting Indispensable

  • Increase font size Decrease font size
  • mail
  • Print

    ámbito financiero    Docsalud    

Edition No. 5055 - This publication is a property of NEFIR S.A. -RNPI Nº 5343955 - Issn 1852 - 9224 - Te. 4349-1500 - San Juan 141 , (C1063ACY) CABA - Director Perdiodístico: Ricardo Daloia