This Week in Buenos Aires

After last weeks concert madness, the pace appears to have settled down for this one, but look closer and you’ll see that appearances can be deceiving! The BAFICI film festival is still on, displaying some of the worlds best independent films, and other cultural and musical events are likely to keep you on the go!

Monday

Visit la Casa de Liniers, one of the oldest homesteads of the city dating back to the 1700s that once belonged to Santiago de Liniers, one of the last Viceroys of the country.

In the evening head over to La Cigale for drinks and live music at their Monday night classic “Los Lunes estan de moda.”  Also a great chance to see  “animalario,” an exhibition of collages and photomontage showing humanized animals and animalized humans, also at La Cigale.

Casa de Liniers

Venezuela 469, Monserrat

Opening hours: Mon-Fri 12-6PM

La Cigale-

25 de Mayo 597

4312-8275

Tuesday

The Fundacion Proa in the Boca area is one the city’s contemporary art epicenters and is now hosting an exhibit on Louise Bourgeois that is not to be missed. The French artists works, including sculptures and objects intimately related to psychoanalyses, are being displayed until June.

In the evening piano virtuoso Keith Jarret graces us with his presence at the Teatro Colon.

Fundacion Proa

Av. Pedro de Mendoza 1929, La Boca

Tel. [54-11] 4104-1000

www.proa.org

info@proa.org

Keith Jarret

Teatro Colon

Cerrito 628

+5411 4378 7100

www.teatrocolon.org.ar

info@teatrocolon.org.ar

Wednesday

The Centro Cultural Recoleta is hosting a quirky sculpture installation made of animal fur and other recycled materials that were donated and turned back into animals.

In the evening the Swedish rock band Embassy present The Sounds at Niceto Club.

R.I.P Rip Hurrah

Centro Cultural Recoleta

Junín 1930, Recoleta

4803 1040 – 4803 9799 

www.centroculturalrecoleta.org

Niceto Club

Niceto Vega y Humboldt ,

Capital Federal

4779-9396

www.nicetoclub.com

Thursday

A trip to the zoo could be just the thing to do this week, and not just to see the animals, but also to appreciate the natural and architectural beauty of this national historical monument built in 1888.

In the evening head to Club Cultural Matienzo for some of Go-Neko’s spacial rock at 10pm.

Zoologico de Buenos Aires

Av. Sarmiento and Av. Las Heras

4011-9900

http://www.zoobuenosaires.com.ar/

Opening hours: Tue-Sun 10am-6pm

Club Cultural Matienzo

Tte.B Matienzo 2424, Palermo.

http://clubculturalmatienzo.blogspot.com/

Friday

Take a guided tour of the San Martin theatre to get a behind the scenes feel of a theatre production. Tours in English are available from Tuesdays to Fridays at 12noon.

Later on in the evening check out Arde, an experimental production combining theatre and dance being staged at Entretelones at 10pm.

Afterwards head over to El Emergente for some live funk music and laughs. El Emergente is also a great option if you’re looking for a place to go to after catching a film at the Abasto screenings of the BAFICI film festival.

Teatro San Martin

Av. Corrientes 1530

4371-0111/18

http://www.teatrosanmartin.com.ar

Entretelones

Enrique Martinez 1427

Capital Federal – Buenos Aires – Argentina

Telephones: 4554-0087

http://www.entretelonesteatro.com.ar

El Emergente

Gallo 333, Abasto

elemergenteclub@hotmail.com

http://elemergentebar.blogspot.com/

Saturday

The Villa O Campo in the Neighborhood of San Isidro in the outskirts of Buenos Aires brought together intellectuals and renowned authors of twentieth century. Tours of the home and gardens are offered from Thursday to Sundays where you an also sit down for tea and scones in the afternoon.

In the evening Spanish guitarist Diego Garcia is playing at Boris Club.

Villa Ocampo

Tel (54-11) 4732-4988

Elortondo 1811 – B1643CSG

Beccar – Partido de San Isidro

Provincia de Buenos Aires

www.villaocampo.org

How to get there-

By train- From Retiro on the Train that goes to TIGRE. Get off at the Beccar station and either take a cab or walk 7 blocks until Puente Uriburu and then turn to the right at El Ortondo.

By car-Drive straight down Av.Libertador up to the 17,400 where Puente Uriburu is and turn right, one block,  then right again at El Ortondo.

Boris Club

info@borisclub.com.ar

+54 (011) 4777-0012

Gorriti 5568, Palermo Hollywood, Capital Federal, Buenos Aires

Sunday

For a great Sunday Brunch head to Recoleta’s Sirop Folie, a hidden French restaurant which serves a five course brunch every Saturday and Sunday from 11am to 5 pm. The food is delicious and the place, with its antique mirrors, old pictures chandeliers and French background music is lovely to sit in.

In the evening Argentine jazz king Walter Malosetti is playing at Notorious.

Sirop Follie

Vicente Lopez 1661, Local 12, Recoleta.

4813-5900

sirop@siroprestaurant.com

Notorious

Av. Callao 966, Palermo

disqueria@notorious.com.ar

4813-6888

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