This Week in Buenos Aires

Plenty of alternative and off the beaten path activities will be hosted this week in Buenos Aires after a long and rainy weekend! Between the announcement of the presidential candidates and all the live music and theatre options, the city is sure to be abuzz.

Tuesday

(Picture taken in the Evita museum by Brian Negin)

Start the week by visiting the Evita Museum to find out more about this emblematic political figure. Guided tours in English can be booked in advance and last about an hour.

In the evening, head to the stately Claridge Hotel’s tea parlor for a free concert by Opera Singer Elena Tasisto at 7pm.

Evita Museum

Lafinur 2988

4807-0306

Tue-Sun 11am-7pm

Claridge Hotel

Tucumán 535

4314-2020

Wednesday

(9 de Julio and Corrientes Avenue by everdaniel)

Take a walk down Corrientes Avenue and stop by the Gran Rex Theatre for a free Vivaldi concert at 1pm.  Only 9 blocks away is the best pizza in town at El Cuartito.

Later in the evening you can catch the stunning Fuerza Bruta show being staged until Friday at the Luna Park.  Tickets here.

If you’re up for drinks, or some vegetarian food, head to Magdalena’s Party in Palermo, which opens from 8pm-3am.

Gran Rex Theatre

Av. Corrientes 857

4322-8000

El Cuartito

Talcahuano 937

4816-1758

Magdalenas Party

Thames 1795, Palermo

4833.9127

Thursday

(Museo Penitenciario by Edgar Zuniga Jr.)

Weather forecasts predict rain for Thursday so it’s a good day to visit museums. An interesting alternative is the Museo Penitenciario (the penitentiary museum) set in a building that dates back to 1732.  The display traces the history of the federal prison activity and shows objects, and archives.

Later on visit the Festival en Pantalla Chica, in the Centro Cultural Rojas, which will be screening a selection of the “Best youtube videos” At 7pm.

In the evening the Ernesto Jodos Trio will be playing jazz at Thelonious at 9.30pm.

Museo Penitenciario

Humberto Primo 378, San Telmo

4361-0917.

tomuseopenitenciario@spf.gov.ar

Opening Hours: Thur-Sun 2pm-6pm.

Guided tours: 5pm

Centro Cultural Rojas

Corrientes 2038

4954-5521

Thelonious

Salguero 1884, 1st floor, Palermo

4829-1562

Friday

(Museo Nacional de Arte Decorativo by Iggykaser)

Inside a beautiful French style building you will find The Decorative Art Museum, which showcases a collection of local and foreign objects and furniture. Currently they are also hosting a temporary exhibit of Swedish ceramics. The building in itself makes the museum well worth the visit and the cafe in the courtyard is a lovely place for an afternoon stop.

In the evening the British Arts center is staging Chekhov’s “The Marriage Proposal” at 9pm.

For some live music later on, head to Thelonious, where Pipi Piazzolla  (Astor Piazzollas grandson) will be playing at midnight.

Museo Nacional de Arte Decorativo

Av.del Libertador 1902

4801-8248

museo@mnad.org

British Arts Center

Suipacha 1333, downtown

4393-6941

Thelonious

Salguero 1884, 1st floor, Palermo

4829-1562

Saturday and Sunday

(Book Tower of Babel. skaycito)

Last few days to visit the Book Tower of Babel installed in the center of town.  Plaza San Martin from midday-8pm.

On Sunday head to the beautiful Japanese gardens where a Reiki marathon will be taking place.  Av. Figueroa Alcorta and Av. Casares from 10am-6pm.

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