Out & AboutFriday, January 6, 2017
What to do this weekend
For the Herald
Theatre: Terapia on Corrientes Avenue
Terapia, the fifth production by Elenco Celebrities, combines two things that are a dime a dozen in Buenos Aires: therapy and theatre. The story revolves around a patient with an Oedipus complex that seems to define everything else in his life and, as the play progresses, the stage becomes the place where he will finally face his issues regarding family, sexuality and loneliness. Terapia uses humour and wit through its main character, allowing them to practice some introspection which, in turn, encourages the audience to do the same.
Fridays and Saturdays at 9pm at Teatro Porteño (Av. Corrientes 1630).
Tickets at $250. Discounts available.
Art: Colombian and Brazilian art at MALBA
Two Latin American exhibitions will span the rest of the summer at MALBA. Colombian artist Carlos Motta, who currently resides in New York and has shown his work in many cities across Europe and America, has now landed in Buenos Aires with his work Requiem, which focuses on the relationship between religion and the wide spectrum of sexuality by using video installations and photography. In terms of Brazilian art, the Colección Fadel has loaned over 1,450 works to the museum for the exhibition Atropofagia y Modernidad, thus offering a complete picture of the different movements in modern art. It includes paintings, drawings and sculptures, and features works by Anita Malfatti, Maria Martins, Emiliano Di Cavalcanti and Rubens Gerchman, among others.
Requiem runs until February 19 and Atropofagia y Modernidad until February 26 at MALBA (Av. Figueroa Alcorta 3415).
Tickets at $90. Wednesdays at $45.
Discounts available for students, teachers and senior citizens.
Music: Lidia Borda and Daniel Godfrid at Café Vinilo
Legendary tango singer Lidia Borda is teaming up with pianist Daniel Godfrid for the third time in their career to put on a show this Saturday at Café Vinilo, in Palermo. The duo will perform songs from many different genres, such as country rock, tango and folklore, and will even play tunes that bring all of these diverse genres together. Borda herself has described this show as a chance to “present something different: songs of my repertoire and others, news from other genres, other languages, and other rhythms.” This show, then, presents the audience with an opportunity to listen to acclaimed musicians experiment with something new.
Saturday, January 7 at 9pm at Café Vinilo (Gorriti 3780).
Tickets at $200.
Music: Deborah Dixon & La Fundación del Funk
Deborah Dixon might be from Costa Rica, but her show is as cosmopolitan as it gets. After listening to Billie Holiday’s music from a very young age, Dixon knew that all she wanted to do was sing and play what she calls “black music.” And, sure enough, she has become a reference for funk and soul music in Argentina, where she has been living since 1984. Not only has she recorded a solo album, but she has also collaborated on records and shows by none other than BB King, Patricio Rey y sus Redonditos de Ricota, Willy Crook and Dancing Mood, among others.
Friday, January 6 at 9pm and 12am at Bebop Club (Moreno 364).
Tickets at $250 available online or at the venue.