Going out in Bogotá

Apr
25
Wed
Bogotá Fashion Week @ Centro de Convenciones
Apr 25 all-day

Bogotá Fashion Week40 designers come together to strut their stuff, or rather have models do it for them, in this event from the Bogotá Chamber of Commerce. It might not be London or Paris, but there will be plenty of haute couture goodies on display. Check out our article on page 19 for more info on opening designer Adriana Santacruz, who uses local and traditional methods to craft her designs. Unfortunately access to the catwalks, market experience, showrooms, pop up stores and academic forum are by invitation only, but you can follow all the fashion online on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.

Related: What else is there to do in Bogotá?


FILBo 2018, the Bogotá book fair @ Corferias
Apr 25 @ 10:00 am – 8:00 pm

Bogotá book fairThe 31st edition of one of Latin America’s largest book fairs is coming to town. Read here all about the fair with an interview with the Director of FILBo, recommendations of what to see and which authors are the ‘big names’ this year. During the event, all our coverage will be updated in here so you don’t have to miss anything!

Argentina are the guest of honour this year, and we look at everything from football to Mafalda. From fiction to science, football to music, there’s sure to be something that captures your imagination. There’s even panels on cooking. For those with children, there are a huge array of children and young adult attractions – you don’t have to be an old professor-type to like books.

*Fridays and Saturdays open until 9pm


 

Check out our full FILBo coverage below

Female empowerment; Male rage

FILBo addressed the issue of feminism, women’s rights and male anger with a stimulating chat between two prominent women championing the cause of feminism in Colombia.

 


Books for change at the Feria del Libro 2018

‘Books are the carriers of civilization. Without books, history is silent, literature dumb, science crippled, thought and speculation at a standstill.’

One aspect of this year’s FILBo is how books can change the world.


You’re sending me dotty: Braille workshops at FILBo

As part of the ‘More ways to read’ section of FILBo, multiple workshops on reading and writing braille have been organised in the FILBo: Talleres space.

 


Daniel Samper Pizano and Álex Grijelmo: The genie is out of the bottle

Leading journalists Daniel Samper Pizano and Álex Grijelmo discuss the English invasion of the Spanish language.

 


Don’t miss the local talent at FILBo 2018

Juliana Muñoz Toro, writer, professor of Creative Writing at Universidad Central and regular literary columnist for El Espectador, gives her recommendations on top Colombian authors to watch out for.


Argentina: Guest of honour

Pavilion 4 will be ‘a micro-universe from which event attendees can experience the culture of Argentina.’ This year’s guest of honour.

We list some of the top Argentinian guests to see at FILBo 2018.


Mafalda: the little girl with big ideas

When you think of social commentary and political satire, a comic strip featuring a six-year old girl may not be what first pops into your head. Yet, the outspoken curly-haired character, first published fifty years ago, is still relevant today.

In the light of Argentina, guest of honour at FILBo this year, we highlight Mafalda, the little girl with big ideas that almost many kids in Spanish speaking countries grew up with it.


Get the best out of FILBo 2018Bogotá bookfair

The literary bonanza that is FILBo is with us again from tomorrow until May 2 and we’ve got everything you need to get the most out of this splendiferous event. We spoke to Sandra Pulido Urrea and Andrés González Medina, two of the people behind FILBo 2018 to find out more. We also list some useful practicalities of the book fair this year.


 Related: What else is there to do in Bogotá?

El crimen del siglo @ Teatro Colón
Apr 25 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

On the 70th anniversary of el Bogotazo, the rioting that followed the assassination of Jorge Eliécer Gaitán in April 1948, Teatro Colon are presenting a play by acclaimed playwright and director Miguel Torres titled ‘el crimen del siglo.’ Directed by the playwright himself, and with a stellar Colombian cast, this play is the result of over 4 years of intensive investigation by Torres. For a refresher in recent Colombian history – el bogotazo has been called “the event that broke the history of Colombia in two forever – or just to see what looks to be a damn good play, head along to the Teatro Colon website and pick up a ticket.

*On Sundays also a 5pm showing.

Related: What else is there to do in Bogotá?


 

Apr
26
Thu
Bogotá Fashion Week @ Centro de Convenciones
Apr 26 all-day

Bogotá Fashion Week40 designers come together to strut their stuff, or rather have models do it for them, in this event from the Bogotá Chamber of Commerce. It might not be London or Paris, but there will be plenty of haute couture goodies on display. Check out our article on page 19 for more info on opening designer Adriana Santacruz, who uses local and traditional methods to craft her designs. Unfortunately access to the catwalks, market experience, showrooms, pop up stores and academic forum are by invitation only, but you can follow all the fashion online on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.

Related: What else is there to do in Bogotá?


FILBo 2018, the Bogotá book fair @ Corferias
Apr 26 @ 10:00 am – 8:00 pm

Bogotá book fairThe 31st edition of one of Latin America’s largest book fairs is coming to town. Read here all about the fair with an interview with the Director of FILBo, recommendations of what to see and which authors are the ‘big names’ this year. During the event, all our coverage will be updated in here so you don’t have to miss anything!

Argentina are the guest of honour this year, and we look at everything from football to Mafalda. From fiction to science, football to music, there’s sure to be something that captures your imagination. There’s even panels on cooking. For those with children, there are a huge array of children and young adult attractions – you don’t have to be an old professor-type to like books.

*Fridays and Saturdays open until 9pm


 

Check out our full FILBo coverage below

Female empowerment; Male rage

FILBo addressed the issue of feminism, women’s rights and male anger with a stimulating chat between two prominent women championing the cause of feminism in Colombia.

 


Books for change at the Feria del Libro 2018

‘Books are the carriers of civilization. Without books, history is silent, literature dumb, science crippled, thought and speculation at a standstill.’

One aspect of this year’s FILBo is how books can change the world.


You’re sending me dotty: Braille workshops at FILBo

As part of the ‘More ways to read’ section of FILBo, multiple workshops on reading and writing braille have been organised in the FILBo: Talleres space.

 


Daniel Samper Pizano and Álex Grijelmo: The genie is out of the bottle

Leading journalists Daniel Samper Pizano and Álex Grijelmo discuss the English invasion of the Spanish language.

 


Don’t miss the local talent at FILBo 2018

Juliana Muñoz Toro, writer, professor of Creative Writing at Universidad Central and regular literary columnist for El Espectador, gives her recommendations on top Colombian authors to watch out for.


Argentina: Guest of honour

Pavilion 4 will be ‘a micro-universe from which event attendees can experience the culture of Argentina.’ This year’s guest of honour.

We list some of the top Argentinian guests to see at FILBo 2018.


Mafalda: the little girl with big ideas

When you think of social commentary and political satire, a comic strip featuring a six-year old girl may not be what first pops into your head. Yet, the outspoken curly-haired character, first published fifty years ago, is still relevant today.

In the light of Argentina, guest of honour at FILBo this year, we highlight Mafalda, the little girl with big ideas that almost many kids in Spanish speaking countries grew up with it.


Get the best out of FILBo 2018Bogotá bookfair

The literary bonanza that is FILBo is with us again from tomorrow until May 2 and we’ve got everything you need to get the most out of this splendiferous event. We spoke to Sandra Pulido Urrea and Andrés González Medina, two of the people behind FILBo 2018 to find out more. We also list some useful practicalities of the book fair this year.


 Related: What else is there to do in Bogotá?

Festival de Sabiduría Afrocolombiana @ Casa Kilele
Apr 26 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Festival de Sabiduría AfrocolombianaFighting against the homogenising influence of Western capitalist culture, this fourth edition of the Festival de Sabiduría Afrocolombiana -Festival of Afro-Colombian Wisdom- aims to “revitalise Afro-descendant traditional practices and knowledge.” If you’re looking for an ‘authentic’ experience past the common tourist attractions then this is a great opportunity. Conversation panels, film screenings and exhibitions will all feature in this three day festival of uniquity in the face of the modern era.

*May 3-5 the festival takes place at Museo Nacional

Related: What else is there to do in Bogotá?


 

El crimen del siglo @ Teatro Colón
Apr 26 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

On the 70th anniversary of el Bogotazo, the rioting that followed the assassination of Jorge Eliécer Gaitán in April 1948, Teatro Colon are presenting a play by acclaimed playwright and director Miguel Torres titled ‘el crimen del siglo.’ Directed by the playwright himself, and with a stellar Colombian cast, this play is the result of over 4 years of intensive investigation by Torres. For a refresher in recent Colombian history – el bogotazo has been called “the event that broke the history of Colombia in two forever – or just to see what looks to be a damn good play, head along to the Teatro Colon website and pick up a ticket.

*On Sundays also a 5pm showing.

Related: What else is there to do in Bogotá?


 

Apr
27
Fri
FILBo 2018, the Bogotá book fair @ Corferias
Apr 27 @ 10:00 am – 8:00 pm

Bogotá book fairThe 31st edition of one of Latin America’s largest book fairs is coming to town. Read here all about the fair with an interview with the Director of FILBo, recommendations of what to see and which authors are the ‘big names’ this year. During the event, all our coverage will be updated in here so you don’t have to miss anything!

Argentina are the guest of honour this year, and we look at everything from football to Mafalda. From fiction to science, football to music, there’s sure to be something that captures your imagination. There’s even panels on cooking. For those with children, there are a huge array of children and young adult attractions – you don’t have to be an old professor-type to like books.

*Fridays and Saturdays open until 9pm


 

Check out our full FILBo coverage below

Female empowerment; Male rage

FILBo addressed the issue of feminism, women’s rights and male anger with a stimulating chat between two prominent women championing the cause of feminism in Colombia.

 


Books for change at the Feria del Libro 2018

‘Books are the carriers of civilization. Without books, history is silent, literature dumb, science crippled, thought and speculation at a standstill.’

One aspect of this year’s FILBo is how books can change the world.


You’re sending me dotty: Braille workshops at FILBo

As part of the ‘More ways to read’ section of FILBo, multiple workshops on reading and writing braille have been organised in the FILBo: Talleres space.

 


Daniel Samper Pizano and Álex Grijelmo: The genie is out of the bottle

Leading journalists Daniel Samper Pizano and Álex Grijelmo discuss the English invasion of the Spanish language.

 


Don’t miss the local talent at FILBo 2018

Juliana Muñoz Toro, writer, professor of Creative Writing at Universidad Central and regular literary columnist for El Espectador, gives her recommendations on top Colombian authors to watch out for.


Argentina: Guest of honour

Pavilion 4 will be ‘a micro-universe from which event attendees can experience the culture of Argentina.’ This year’s guest of honour.

We list some of the top Argentinian guests to see at FILBo 2018.


Mafalda: the little girl with big ideas

When you think of social commentary and political satire, a comic strip featuring a six-year old girl may not be what first pops into your head. Yet, the outspoken curly-haired character, first published fifty years ago, is still relevant today.

In the light of Argentina, guest of honour at FILBo this year, we highlight Mafalda, the little girl with big ideas that almost many kids in Spanish speaking countries grew up with it.


Get the best out of FILBo 2018Bogotá bookfair

The literary bonanza that is FILBo is with us again from tomorrow until May 2 and we’ve got everything you need to get the most out of this splendiferous event. We spoke to Sandra Pulido Urrea and Andrés González Medina, two of the people behind FILBo 2018 to find out more. We also list some useful practicalities of the book fair this year.


 Related: What else is there to do in Bogotá?

Festival de Sabiduría Afrocolombiana @ Casa Kilele
Apr 27 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Festival de Sabiduría AfrocolombianaFighting against the homogenising influence of Western capitalist culture, this fourth edition of the Festival de Sabiduría Afrocolombiana -Festival of Afro-Colombian Wisdom- aims to “revitalise Afro-descendant traditional practices and knowledge.” If you’re looking for an ‘authentic’ experience past the common tourist attractions then this is a great opportunity. Conversation panels, film screenings and exhibitions will all feature in this three day festival of uniquity in the face of the modern era.

*May 3-5 the festival takes place at Museo Nacional

Related: What else is there to do in Bogotá?


 

El crimen del siglo @ Teatro Colón
Apr 27 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

On the 70th anniversary of el Bogotazo, the rioting that followed the assassination of Jorge Eliécer Gaitán in April 1948, Teatro Colon are presenting a play by acclaimed playwright and director Miguel Torres titled ‘el crimen del siglo.’ Directed by the playwright himself, and with a stellar Colombian cast, this play is the result of over 4 years of intensive investigation by Torres. For a refresher in recent Colombian history – el bogotazo has been called “the event that broke the history of Colombia in two forever – or just to see what looks to be a damn good play, head along to the Teatro Colon website and pick up a ticket.

*On Sundays also a 5pm showing.

Related: What else is there to do in Bogotá?


 

Apr
28
Sat
FILBo 2018, the Bogotá book fair @ Corferias
Apr 28 @ 10:00 am – 8:00 pm

Bogotá book fairThe 31st edition of one of Latin America’s largest book fairs is coming to town. Read here all about the fair with an interview with the Director of FILBo, recommendations of what to see and which authors are the ‘big names’ this year. During the event, all our coverage will be updated in here so you don’t have to miss anything!

Argentina are the guest of honour this year, and we look at everything from football to Mafalda. From fiction to science, football to music, there’s sure to be something that captures your imagination. There’s even panels on cooking. For those with children, there are a huge array of children and young adult attractions – you don’t have to be an old professor-type to like books.

*Fridays and Saturdays open until 9pm


 

Check out our full FILBo coverage below

Female empowerment; Male rage

FILBo addressed the issue of feminism, women’s rights and male anger with a stimulating chat between two prominent women championing the cause of feminism in Colombia.

 


Books for change at the Feria del Libro 2018

‘Books are the carriers of civilization. Without books, history is silent, literature dumb, science crippled, thought and speculation at a standstill.’

One aspect of this year’s FILBo is how books can change the world.


You’re sending me dotty: Braille workshops at FILBo

As part of the ‘More ways to read’ section of FILBo, multiple workshops on reading and writing braille have been organised in the FILBo: Talleres space.

 


Daniel Samper Pizano and Álex Grijelmo: The genie is out of the bottle

Leading journalists Daniel Samper Pizano and Álex Grijelmo discuss the English invasion of the Spanish language.

 


Don’t miss the local talent at FILBo 2018

Juliana Muñoz Toro, writer, professor of Creative Writing at Universidad Central and regular literary columnist for El Espectador, gives her recommendations on top Colombian authors to watch out for.


Argentina: Guest of honour

Pavilion 4 will be ‘a micro-universe from which event attendees can experience the culture of Argentina.’ This year’s guest of honour.

We list some of the top Argentinian guests to see at FILBo 2018.


Mafalda: the little girl with big ideas

When you think of social commentary and political satire, a comic strip featuring a six-year old girl may not be what first pops into your head. Yet, the outspoken curly-haired character, first published fifty years ago, is still relevant today.

In the light of Argentina, guest of honour at FILBo this year, we highlight Mafalda, the little girl with big ideas that almost many kids in Spanish speaking countries grew up with it.


Get the best out of FILBo 2018Bogotá bookfair

The literary bonanza that is FILBo is with us again from tomorrow until May 2 and we’ve got everything you need to get the most out of this splendiferous event. We spoke to Sandra Pulido Urrea and Andrés González Medina, two of the people behind FILBo 2018 to find out more. We also list some useful practicalities of the book fair this year.


 Related: What else is there to do in Bogotá?

Arte prehispánico: recorrido por el ciclo del oro desde el arte @ Museo del Oro
Apr 28 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Arte prehispánico

A journey through the Museo del Oro in La Candelaria, examining pre-hispanic cultures and their art. Explore the process of mining, smelting and crafting gold, the symbolism of the substance for pre-hispanic cultures, and the beautiful art created from the malleable metal. It’s like the normal Gold Museum, but on steroids. The  mythical stories and hidden meanings of many of these mastercrafted pieces transcends the modern conception of gold as simply valuable, and offers an insight to a time less concerned with cost and material wealth.

Related: What else is there to do in Bogotá?


 

Festival de Sabiduría Afrocolombiana @ Casa Kilele
Apr 28 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Festival de Sabiduría AfrocolombianaFighting against the homogenising influence of Western capitalist culture, this fourth edition of the Festival de Sabiduría Afrocolombiana -Festival of Afro-Colombian Wisdom- aims to “revitalise Afro-descendant traditional practices and knowledge.” If you’re looking for an ‘authentic’ experience past the common tourist attractions then this is a great opportunity. Conversation panels, film screenings and exhibitions will all feature in this three day festival of uniquity in the face of the modern era.

*May 3-5 the festival takes place at Museo Nacional

Related: What else is there to do in Bogotá?


 

Apr
29
Sun
FILBo 2018, the Bogotá book fair @ Corferias
Apr 29 @ 10:00 am – 8:00 pm

Bogotá book fairThe 31st edition of one of Latin America’s largest book fairs is coming to town. Read here all about the fair with an interview with the Director of FILBo, recommendations of what to see and which authors are the ‘big names’ this year. During the event, all our coverage will be updated in here so you don’t have to miss anything!

Argentina are the guest of honour this year, and we look at everything from football to Mafalda. From fiction to science, football to music, there’s sure to be something that captures your imagination. There’s even panels on cooking. For those with children, there are a huge array of children and young adult attractions – you don’t have to be an old professor-type to like books.

*Fridays and Saturdays open until 9pm


 

Check out our full FILBo coverage below

Female empowerment; Male rage

FILBo addressed the issue of feminism, women’s rights and male anger with a stimulating chat between two prominent women championing the cause of feminism in Colombia.

 


Books for change at the Feria del Libro 2018

‘Books are the carriers of civilization. Without books, history is silent, literature dumb, science crippled, thought and speculation at a standstill.’

One aspect of this year’s FILBo is how books can change the world.


You’re sending me dotty: Braille workshops at FILBo

As part of the ‘More ways to read’ section of FILBo, multiple workshops on reading and writing braille have been organised in the FILBo: Talleres space.

 


Daniel Samper Pizano and Álex Grijelmo: The genie is out of the bottle

Leading journalists Daniel Samper Pizano and Álex Grijelmo discuss the English invasion of the Spanish language.

 


Don’t miss the local talent at FILBo 2018

Juliana Muñoz Toro, writer, professor of Creative Writing at Universidad Central and regular literary columnist for El Espectador, gives her recommendations on top Colombian authors to watch out for.


Argentina: Guest of honour

Pavilion 4 will be ‘a micro-universe from which event attendees can experience the culture of Argentina.’ This year’s guest of honour.

We list some of the top Argentinian guests to see at FILBo 2018.


Mafalda: the little girl with big ideas

When you think of social commentary and political satire, a comic strip featuring a six-year old girl may not be what first pops into your head. Yet, the outspoken curly-haired character, first published fifty years ago, is still relevant today.

In the light of Argentina, guest of honour at FILBo this year, we highlight Mafalda, the little girl with big ideas that almost many kids in Spanish speaking countries grew up with it.


Get the best out of FILBo 2018Bogotá bookfair

The literary bonanza that is FILBo is with us again from tomorrow until May 2 and we’ve got everything you need to get the most out of this splendiferous event. We spoke to Sandra Pulido Urrea and Andrés González Medina, two of the people behind FILBo 2018 to find out more. We also list some useful practicalities of the book fair this year.


 Related: What else is there to do in Bogotá?

Ecuadorian Cinema / Muestra de Cine Ecuatoriano @ Cinemateca Distrital
Apr 29 @ 1:00 pm – 9:15 pm