Medellín Events: June 2013

Andrés Calamaro, from a December 2007 concert.

Andrés Calamaro, live at a December 2007 concert.

The high season returns in June, and the month is full of great events.

We tried to give you a good variety in this listing, while focusing on what we feel are the best ones.

You can find out about more events, as well as more details for the ones listed below, at Tu Boleta.

Enjoy!

CONCERTS

Andrés Calamaro

June 6, Coliseo Cubierto UPB

The Latin Grammy winner brings his brand of rock to Medellín. Born and raised in Argentina, and later honed in Spain, Calamaro’s music should draw a good crowd here, where the people are aware of the world’s trendy pop culture.

The show starts at 8:45 p.m.

Bajofondo

June 29, Plaza Mayor

The month’s concert scene ends similar to the way it began: with an Argentine influence. Bajofondo is known internationally for its electronic tango, an interesting blend of genres.

The show starts at 9:30 p.m.

Imagine driving this car...

Imagine driving this car…

FESTIVALS

Concours d’ Elegance Colombia

June 8 to 10, Club Campestre Sede Llanogrande

You like cars? This is the event for you. A concert kicks off the first day of the show.

The event begins at 10 a.m. on each day.

Radamel Falcao on the attack against Paraguay.

Radamel Falcao on the attack against Paraguay.

FÚTBOL

Colombia vs Argentina

June 7

You can’t attend the game because it’s in Buenos Aires, but I would suggest getting to a bar by 4 p.m. because the game begins at 5:05 and most people here will not miss it. A lawyer friend of mine told me his boss instructed the staff not to schedule any hearings that afternoon.

Colombia, FIFA’s No. 6 team in the world, will move within a hair of qualifying for the World Cup with a victory over Argentina, FIFA’s No. 3 club, led by best-player-in-the-world Leonel Messi. But a loss for Colombia would not be devastating, as five more games remain to earn a spot in the World Cup.

In last year’s qualifier in Barranquilla, Argentina topped Colombia 2-1.

Colombia vs Perú

June 11

It’ll be easier to find a space at the bar for this one but I’d get there at least a half hour before the 3:30 p.m. start time because it’s still a World Cup qualifier. Or maybe you’re going to the game, because it is in Barranquilla.

Perú upset Colombia in the 2011 Copa America tournament, held every three to four years (depending on the World Cup, to avoid a conflict) among South America’s national teams. But Colombia got revenge in last year’s World Cup qualifier in Lima with a 1-0 victory.

Two wins in June would all but assure Colombia a trip to Brazil next year.

Liga Postobón

Two teams from Antioquia — Nacional and Itagüí — are in the Liga Postobón tournament, and both of them are in Group B. The winner of the group, which includes Pasto and Tolima, will face the winner of Group A, where Deportiva Cali, Once Caldas, Millonarios and Independiente Santa Fé will battle for the title.

The home games for Nacional and Itagüí are below. Game times have yet to be determined.

June 16: Itagüí vs Tolima, Metropolitano Ditaires

June 19: Nacional vs Itagüí, Atanasio Girardot

June 23: Itagüí vs Pasto, Metropolitano Ditaires

June 30: Nacional vs Tolima, Atanasio Girardot

July 3: Itagüí vs Nacional, Metropolitano Ditaires

July 7: Nacional vs Pasto, Atanasio Girardot

I didn't know lions and zebras could box.

I didn’t know lions and zebras could box.

THEATER

Madagascar en Vivo

June 19 to 23, Coliseo Cubierto UPB

This is the ultimate family event, especially for the kids. Maybe you’re an expat married to a paisa. Maybe you’ve befriended some paisas abroad and you’re in town with your family to visit a local family. This musical of the popular animated film might be a good event for you.

There are 10 shows available over the five days.

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