Want to give this a go? (Photo via Asociación Recoleata)

If you’ve been out and about in Buenos Aires over the last few weeks, you have probably realized that March has been a pretty big deal for women. The wrongly called “weaker sex” proved they’re nothing of the sort, challenging the status quo and fighting for gender equality, with March 8 showcasing just how much remains be changed.

However, moments like International Women’s Day also serve as a chance to celebrate both the progress that has been made and women’s achievements across the globe. In light of this, the Centro Cultural Recoleta has chosen the name of their new fall program, “Mujeres Acá y Ahora,” which fittingly translates as “Women Here and Now.” Taking place throughout March and April, the new season is all about celebrating women and their achievements in frequently male-dominated arts areas like cinema, music, stand-up comedy, theater, and thought. And because Buenos Aires is beautiful (and the CCR even more so), it’s all totally free of charge, without too much need to book in advance.

FILM

Celebrating women in the film industry, a different movie directed by a woman will be shown at the culture center every Thursday. Next week will dazzle us with “Sita Sings the Blues” by Nina Paley – a lovely animated tale that combines ancient mythology with a modern scene, and everyone’s sure to love.

Thursdays, March 22nd and 29th | 8 PM | Free | Pick up your (free) ticket within the hour before at the Center.

COMEDY

Led by Argentine comedian and radio host Malena Guinzburg, a cycle of female stand up comedy will be taking place every Friday this month. Inviting the likes of comics Noelia Custodia and Connie Ballarini to take to the mic, it’s sure to be an evening of laughs with some of the city’s famous and up-coming female comedians. Taking advantage of the last summery balmy evenings, each stand up event will be held in Plaza Francia, just outside of the Culture Center.

Fridays, March 16th, 23rd | 8 PM | Free | Plaza Francia

Comedian Melena Guizburg will be leading a cycle of female stand - up performances. (Photo via Cuatro Bastardos).
Comedian Melena Guizburg will be leading a cycle of female stand – up performances. (Photo via Cuatro Bastardos).

MUSIC

If you’d prefer to see an al fresco rock performance, turn up at the Patio de los Naranjos any remaining Saturday of this month to hear female rockers playing some tunes.

Saturdays, March 17th, 24th, 31st | 19.30 | Free | Patio de Los Naranjos

La Piba Berreta performing at one of the Center's rock nights. (Photo via Buenos Aires gobierno).
La Piba Berreta performing at one of the Center’s rock nights. (Photo via Buenos Aires gobierno).

HIP HOP

Having proved to be very popular during the Center’s Amor de Verano program, the Saturday hip hop dance sessions will continue to be on all throughout April, but this time with female performers and DJs taking center stage.

Saturdays, March 7th, 14th, 21st April | check for times | Free | Patio del Aljibe

Kris Alanis at the Recoleta Centro Cultural. (Photo via Buenos Aires gobierno).
Kris Alanis at the Recoleta Centro Cultural. (Photo via Buenos Aires gobierno).

DISSERTATION

If you want to feel inspired, look out for the series of female based chats where interviewer Lala Pasquinelli, founder of feminist activist group Mujeres Que No Fueron Tapa, will be talking with several women who are at the forefront of their respective fields. Speakers will include the economist and feminist Mercedes D’Alessandro, and head of La Fundación Microjusticia Argentina, Alejandra Martinez.

Every Saturday during April | 7 PM | Free | Patio de Los Naranjos

(Photo via Buenos Aires gobierno).
(Photo via Buenos Aires gobierno).

 

For the full program of events, check the schedule here.