This Week in Buenos Aires

Monday

(Barracas- Photo by paula soler-moya)

Coordinate a historical tour with the people from Eternauta who can not only guide you through the local landmarks but also take you to some of the well worth visiting forgotten neighborhoods such as Barrancas and Boedo.

In the evening don’t miss out on La Bomba del Tiempo a percussion orchestra that has become one of the local absolute musts.  For some great post dancing pizza, head to nearby Los Cocos and order a fugazetta pizza which is an onion and mozzarella local specialty.

Eternauta Tours

http://www.eternautas.com

La Bomba del Tiempo at Centro Cultural Konex

http://www.ciudadculturalkonex.org/web/actividades.php?codigo=29

Sarmiento 3131, Abasto

4864-3200

Los Cocos

Córdoba, Av. 3303, Almagro

4963-0457

Tuesday

(Leon Ferrari exhibit by we-make-money-not-art)

If you’re visiting the Recoleta Area you should stop by the Palais de Glace where you can check out five  different exhibitions. The exhibits include Argentine artist Leon Ferraris “Otras Bestias” focusing on social problematic and reflections on power, repression and violence, two photography exhibitions, A collection from the Argentine-Brazilian-Uruguayan Madi movement and a small collection of paintings and objects by Vivian Levinson.

In the evening head to San Telmo for drinks at Doppelganger one of the cities coolest bars. Happy hour is from 7pm-9pm

Palais de Glace

Posadas 1725, Recoleta

4804-1163

Doppelganger

Av. Juan de Garay 500, San Telmo

4300-0201

Wednesday

(Bartolome Mitre statue by micmol)

Take a lesson in Argentine History by visiting the Mitre Museum which is located in General Bartolome Mitres family home. The museum displays historical information, architecture from 1785, documents and objects belonging to the general.

In the evening head to the lively and easy going Cho Cha Abuela Kitsch Bar. Happy hour on Wednesdays serve drinks at half price.

Museo Mitre

San Martin 336

.4394-8240

Opening Hours: Mon-Fri 1pm to 5.30pm

Historical archives and library open on Wednesdays from 2pm-5.30pm

Cho Cha Abuela Kitsch Bar

Thames 1514, Palermo

4831 5382

Thursday

The Centro Cultural Recoleta is hosting Game On! an exhibition and debate about the artistic presence in videogames. The exhibition will showcase some national and international artistic and experimental video games and an exploration of the relationship between the player’s body and the game. The exhibition will be held until Sunday the 8th of May.

In the evening head to Notorious to listen to Nicolas Sorin an Argentine born jazz musician who combines his countries roots with jazz, classical music and elements of rock.

Centro Cultural Recoleta

Junín 1930
Recoleta,

Tel: 4803 1040 – 4803 9799

Notorius

Callao 966

4813-6888

Friday

(Ode to Labor: Photo by Boxchain)

Head to the Belgrano neighborhood and visit the Casa de Yrurtia, the home of the local renowned sculptor responsible for one of the most emblematic city monuments “Ode to Labor” in San Telmo. Whilst your in the area check out some Spanish art at the Enrique Larreta Spanish Art Museum.

Also in Belgrano is the highly recommended restaurant Pura Tierra which offers some of the best Argentine cuisine using local and seasonal ingredients.

Enrique Larreta Spanish Art Museum

Juramento 2291, Belgrano

4784-4040

Opening Hours: Mon-Tue-Fri-Sat-Sun 3pm-7pm

Casa de Yrurtia

Osvaldo Mastromauro O’Higgins 2390, Belgrano

4781-0385

Opening Hours Tue-Fri 1pm-7pm, Sat-Sun 3pm-7pm

Pura Tierra

3 de Febrero 1167, Belgrano

4899 2007

Mon- Sat 8pm to closing.

Saturday and Sunday

This weekend check out the Black Light Theatre at the Coliseum Theatre. Alan Parsons fans will also be able to enjoy live shows this weekend at the Gran Rex Theatre.

Coliseum Theatre

Marcelo T de Alvear 1125

4814-3056

Gran Rex Theatre

Av. Corrientes 857

4322-8000

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