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What to do in Buenos Aires on Christmas and New Year’s eve? Here’s the agenda for the toast.

1360665_53239785This holiday season gives us an opportunity to spend time with our loved ones, to think about our achievements and also to go out and celebrate, specially in the hot summer nights of Buenos Aires.

What to do after Christmas dinner, the main Argentine celebration? How to spend New Year’s eve?

Enjoying drinks and dancing until the wee hours are required precepts. There are lots of options and here’s our pick:

CHRISTMAS

  • Hype: Every Tuesday, Kika Club has international Djs set showcasing the latest in indie music, hip hop, dubstep and electro. Although they have not yet confirmed guests for the 24th, hosts Matt Ashley, Nacho Menendez and Fabricio Ruiz will warm up the track, promising a different Christmas Eve. Free Admission before 1 am at Honduras 5339. A similar party will be held on December 31st. More info at www.facebook.com/hypeba .
  • Magic: This Christmas, Niceto Club will welcome guests with one of the most recognized DJs on the national scene: Javier Bussola, who will perform a six hour set, non stop. Niceto Vega 5510 . More info at atwww.facebook.com/magicBA.
  • La Loka: With variety of fun drinks, this bar located in the heart of Palermo offers a Christmas Eve party on the terrace to enjoy a lovely summer night. Nicaragua 5549. A similar party will be held on December 31st. More info at www.facebook.com/LokaOficial.

NEW YEAR –

  • Groove: 2014 New Years Eve will be hosted by Simon Patterson, Irish DJ that rocks Irish clubs of London , along with one of the best producers and dj trance, John Askew . Both local talent accompanied by Javier Bussola. Santa Fe Av 4389 . More info at www.facebook.com/BuenosAiresTrance
  • Piso Compartido: A special party for all expats of Buenos Aires. This special edition will vibrate with an international flavor.  Niceto Vega 5510 . More info at www.facebook.com/fiestapisocompartido.
  • Pony Line: For those looking to start the year in a cool and stylish atmosphere, then the bar of the Four Seasons Buenos Aires Hotel is the place to be. Famous for its great cocktails and great food and music. Posadas 1086. More info at www.facebook.com/PonyLine .

Cool Britania in Buenos Aires

We welcomed Spring on 21 September and we have 21 British acts ready to rock Buenos Aires in the horizon!

Fancy some of the big names? Kasabian, Suede, The Maccabees, Snow Patrol, Pulp, The Magic Numbers …..spoiled for choice?

Do golden Oldies do it for you? Of course, including Rick Wakeman from Yes who is performing two nights at the Gran Rex doing two different shows with two different bands: Journey to the Centre of the Earth or The Six Wives of Henry VIII, your call? Robert Plant anyone? Marillion? One of the best guitars of Rock n Roll with Slash?

Wanna dance yourself to oblivion? Enjoy the eight British acts at Creamfields or the three at the Buenos Aires Trance 5 Festival in this case, all coming from Belfast. More? Try Anjunabeats, or DJ Shadow?

Boybands? “The Wanted” play GEBA so do avoid the area if you don’t enjoy loud shrills!

Now if you want to see more than a show, someone’s love story with Buenos Aires, you won’t want to miss Joss Stone’s third tour of Buenos Aires!

Ready, steady, go ….. get your tickets now and enjoy some of the Best of British…here, in Buenos Aires!

Cooltips: 6 places to see and be seen @ Buenos Aires night

Caracas Bar

Caracas Bar has become  the spot where latinamerican expats meet. Open from Monday to Saturday, from 7pm. They have a terrace where you can try all sorts of Ron.
Caracas Bar: Guatemala 4802, tel.: 4776-8704.

Soria

Another new bar: they opened las year and thanks to their great garden they have become once of the most visited bar before going out to party all night long. Open from Tuesday to Thursday from 8pm to 2 am. Saturday from 9pm to 4 am.
Gorriti 5151, Palermo. Tel.: 4832-1745.

Makena Cantina Club

From Monday to Monday you’ll see live bands: every day there is something going on. Since it’s not very big, we suggest you getting there early.
Open from 8am to 4 pm and from 8 pm.
Fitz Roy 1519, Palermo. Tel.: 4772-8281.

Gibraltar

One of the most succesfull bars of San Telmo: their specialty is beer. Open from Monday to Sunday, from 6pm.
Perú 895, San Telmo. Tel.: 4362-5310.

Frank’s Bar

One of the first speakeasies of Buenos Aires. Great drins & music. In order to get in you’ll need a password, which can be obtained following the clues on teir Facebook page.
Open fron 10pm
Arévalo 1445.

Crobar Buenos Aires

The great heir of the local electronic move, thanks to its location and good selection of international DJs. Open only on Fridays, Saturdays.
Crobar Buenos Aires is on Marcelino Freire s / n (near Av del Libertador 3886), Paseo de la Infanta, Arch 17, Palermo. Ticket prices range from $ 40 to $ 100. Do not go with your cap on, they will not let you in.

Peñas folkloricas: one of the traditions of the Argentine countryside

A peña is social event involving a variety of singers, poets, ballet and folk orchestras that present their work in confined spaces, before an audience seated at candlelit tables, which often consume wine and empanadas. Sometimes, members of the public are invited to participate spontaneously and improvised with a number of art.

Invited by the traditional music, “good vibe” and guitars, more and more people come for the night at folk clubs in the city of Buenos Aires.

Want to try one of the traditions of the Argentine countryside? Here are the peñas we recommend:

La peña del colorado: Güemes 3657 http://www.lapeniadelcolorado.com.ar
El empujon del diablo: Carranza 1969 http://www.elempujondeldiablo.com.ar/
Lo de Pueyrredon: Armenia 1378
Peña Los cumpas: Solís 485 http://www.loscumpas.com.ar/

Inspiration Fest Buenos Aires 2010

Inspiration Fest Buenos Aires 2010, is a meeting that promotes creative industries in all its manifestations: a multidisciplinary outline of national and international conferences, workshops, installations, exhibitions, screenings and opportunities for collective creativity.

The first edition was held on December 5, 2009, and featured more than 2,000 attendees and a very comprehensive schedule of activities, highlighting the international conference of Dice Tsutsumi (USA), Lichtfaktor (Germany), Guillaume Vallée (Canada), Julius Wiedemann (Germany) and Tony Michiels (Netherlands), as well as workshops, exhibitions, documentaries, musical presentations and visual artists and the international design competition Cut & Paste live.

This year, Inspiration Fest Buenos Aires will continue inspiring people on  November 26 and 27 at Ciudad Cultural Konex.

Home Hotel Buenos Aires is sponsoring this event.

Buenos Aires Hot Festival

In 2001 a rock festival called it the “Hot Festival” was organized. It set a milestone in terms of festivals in Argentina  and at that time important bands such as REM, Beck, Oasis and Neil Young played here.

10 years later the Hot Festival returns and the list of bands is no less impressive: Smashing Pumpkins, Scissor Sisters, Mika, Massive Attack, Thievery Corporation, Phoenix, Hot Chip, Pavement, Benjamin Biolay, Girl Talk, Stereophonics, Catupecu Machu and Cobra Starship are some of the bands featured on this Hot Festival.

The Buenos Aires Hot Festival will start with Smashing Pumpkins. The organization of the festival also promises lots of music, massage, nightclubs, places 2.0 (karaoke, rockband, space, Facebook and Twitter, etc) and even a motel in Costanera Sur. A must for this long weekend.

Monotennis parties are coming back @ Home!

Starting this Friday Nov 5th,  Monotennis parties make a comeback at Home Hotel Buenos Aires, with music by Dj TomRixton (UK), Miguel Castro (Victoria Mil) and Jay Pace (UK).


Monotennis parties are held at the Home Hotel bar, where you can enjoy a happy hour, from 7pm to 9pm. There is a variety of excellent drinks, as well as tapas, snacks and sandwiches.

If you like electronic music you can dance to the rithm the DJs play. Otherwise, you can relax in the garden, having a drink with friends and enjoying the night outdoors. Parties go on until midnight.

Why are they named Monotennis? Ask the DJ. Only he knows the answer.