Things to Do in Buenos Aires: March 31 to April 6

It is already fall in Buenos Aires and cultural life is vibrant. Theater and opera seasons have begun. The main cultural event this week is BAFICI, Buenos Aires International Independent Film Festival, a must-go for any independent cinema aficionado.

Things to Do in Buenos Aires: March 31st – April 6

1. Buenos Aires International Independent Film Festival (BAFICI)

BAFICI 2014

This annual film festival showcases an amazing display of independent movies. In this year’s edition, starting on April 2nd, more than 400 films will be available to the public. The festival includes a independent film contest, with over 40 works competing in different categories, and several spotlights and retrospectives.

BAFICI

When: April 2 – April 13
Where: 10 venues in Buenos Aires
More info: festivales.buenosaires.gob.ar/bafici

 

2. BA Food Week

Buenos Aires Food Week

During two weeks, 40 high-end restaurants offer a special, fixed-price menu to allow a larger public to discover their cooking. At AR$140 (about USD17) per person for lunch and $220 (about USD 27) for dinner, beverages and cubierto not included, menus are not as inexpensive as one would expect, but it is a good occasion to sample the food from some of the best chefs in town.

BA Food Week

When: April 1 – April 14
Where: 40 restaurants in Palermo, Recoleta, San Telmo, Puerto Madero and San Isidro
More info: www.bafoodweek.com

 

3. Caligula at Teatro Colón Opera

Caligula Opera Teatro Colon Buenos Aires

The 2014 Opera Season opens with this modern piece by Detlev Glanert, based on the homonymous theater play by French novelist Albert Camus.

Caligula at Teatro Colón Opera

When: April 1 – April 8
Where: Teatro Colón, Cerrito 628
More info: www.teatrocolon.org.ar/en/opera-en/caligula

 

4. Mario Testino exhibition at Malba

Mario Testino MALBA

Mario Testino is a famous fashion and portrait photographer from Lima, Peru. He has worked for renowned fashion brands such as Dolce & Gabbana, Versace, Gucci, Chanel, Dior and Lancôme, among others. This exhibition of 122 photographs chosen by the artist itself is the first one in Argentina.

In Your Face – Mario Testino exhibition at Malba

When: March 15 – June 16
Where: Malba (Latinamerican Museum of Modern Art), Figueroa Alcorta Ave. 3415
More info: malba.org.ar

 

5.  Malbec Making Noise – Malbec tasting in Palermo

Malbec World Day Buenos Aires

Enjoy your glass of Malbec in music and celebrate World Malbec Day. With over 400 producers at centro cultural El Dorrego, only blocks away from Palo Santo Hotel, you will have more choice than needed to discover multiple variations on Argentinean’s flagship vine.

Malbec Making Noise

When: April 4
Where: El Dorrego, Honduras St at Dorrego Ave.
More info: eventioz.com.ar/e/malbec-world-day

 

Have a nice week in Buenos Aires. If you have any question on these events, feel free to ask in the comments!

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