Free Outdoor Cultural Events in Buenos Aires Makes Summertime Sweet

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Murga Belgrano Corso

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Buenos Aires in the summer is one-of-a-kind. The empty streets breathe tranquility with a good part of the population on vacation at the beach. You can walk comfortably through the city fairs. Sidewalk cafes turn into people watching spots or even tanning salons. Ice cream is that much sweeter during the excessively hot weather. February sales and markdowns are at an all time low in some of our favorite stores and boutiques. Parks turn into the most popular daytime hangouts (which these days is well past 9 pm).

BA’s summer cultural agenda also makes this season stand out on its own. The government of Buenos Aires prepares free outdoor cultural events and entertainments throughout the city during these months. Here is the what, when and where of free dance and theater taking place in BA this weekend.

  • Carnaval Porteño 2008

  • Popular festivities with 112 murgas (band of street musicians) and 40 corsos (carnival parades) throughout the city.

    When:Saturday, February 23 from 7 pm-2 am
    Sunday, February 24 from 7 pm-12 am
    Visit the Government of Buenos Aires’ website to find a corso near you.

  • Encuentro Danza y Performance 2008

  • Modern dance and performance featuring over 80 independent artists from Argentina, Chile, Mexico Uruguay and Spain.

    Outdoor performance

    When:Thursday, February 21 from 5:30-10 pm
    Where:Explanada de la Biblioteca Nacional (Avenida las Heras and Aguero)

    Performance samples

    When:Saturday, February 23 from 6-8 pm and from 8:30-10 pm
    Where: Casa de Alfaro, Ituzaigó 557 (San Isidro)

    Impro Jam/Closing Fest

    When: Sunday, February 24 from 6-8 pm
    Where:Centro Cultural El Árbol, Ituzaigó 590 (San Isidro)
    Visit the Biblioteca Nacional’s website for additional details.

  • Historias del Jardín

  • This is an interactive artistic approach of Mario Benedetti and Ileana Ledesma’s text, directed by Tina Serrano. Every Friday at 7:30 pm, an actor leads the audience, during 50 minutes, through the Garden paths and bringing them face to face with character of poetry.

    When: Friday, February 22 at 7:30 pm
    Where: Jardín Botánico: Av. Santa Fe 3951
    Important: tickets are limited and will be given out half an hour before the show.
    Visit the Government of Buenos Aires’ website for additional details.

  • Theater: “La Biblioteca de Babel”

  • “La Biblioteca de Babel” is a play in memory of the time when Jorge Luis Borges was an employee at Biblioteca Miguel Cané. With Ingrid Pelicori, Horacio Peña and Pablo Caramelo.

    When: Saturday, February 23 at 8 pm
    Where: Biblioteca Miguel Cané (Carlos Calvo 4319)
    You must arrive one hour before the show.

  • Theater: “A buen entendedor”

  • A unique modern comedy composed of different stories. “A buen entendedor” is open to the general public.

    When: February, Fridays and Saturdays at 6:30 pm
    Where: Museo Eduardo Sívori (Av. Infanta Isabel 555; in front of the Rosedal of Palermo)
    Visit the Museo Eduardo Sívori´s website for additional details.

  • Theater: “Aquí durmió Gardel”

  • A Diego Mileo play directed by Mónica Vázquez, with Daniel Ricco (Cornisa), Silvia Berdo (La René) and Jorge Diaco (Rosendo).

    When: February, Saturday 13 at 6 pm
    Where: Museo Casa de Carlos Gardel (Jean Jaures 735)

  • Theater: Project “Extrovertidos”

  • Ana Maria Cores presents the monologue “Cuarenta y tantas…”
    This is a story of a woman in her forties that goes to see her psychologist. She gets stuck in the elevator on her way there. During that time she remembers different moments of her life, going constantly back and forth. At the end of the play, she will come to a decision that will change her life.

    When: Monday, February 25 at 9:30 pm
    Where: Plaza Barrancas de Belgrano (Av. Juramento y Cuba – Monumento -)
    Visit the Government of Buenos Aires’ website for additional details.

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