This Week in Buenos Aires

Monday

(La Bomba del Tiempo. Photo by Scorbette37)

Walk the cobblestone streets of San Telmo until you wind up in literary restaurant El Historico set in what allegedly used to be author Jose Hernandez house. Don’t leave without trying their historical dessert platter.

In the evening head to the Bomba del Tiempo at Centro Cultural Konex to dance to the rhythms of this acclaimed percussion orchestra- A Monday classic.

El Historico

Mexico 524, San Telmo

4307-4832

Centro Cultural Konex

Sarmiento 3131, Almagro

4864-3200

Tuesday

(Photo by Cecilia Brezzi)

For an off the beaten path activity, don’t miss Fueguia in Palermo, a scent lab where you can sniff out nature, or aromatic blends reminiscent of writers such as Borges. For more unusual activities in Buenos Aires here .

In the evening head to the Rio Cafe where the popular cocktail bar is hosting their Jazz and Funk night starting at 9pm.

Fueguia

Cabello 3791, 2 floor, aparment J

4806-5619

Rio Cafe

Honduras 4772, Palermo

4832-2318

Wednesday

(photo by kara brugman)

The MALBA (museum of Latin American art) is celebrating their 10th birthday with an exhibit of contemporary Argentine art from the 80´s to the present. Well worth the visit for those interested in the flourishing local art scene.

In the evening, Escalandrum, distinguished for its unique fusion of local popular music and jazz, will be playing at Thelonious at 9.30pm

MALBA

Av. Figueroa Alcorta 3415, Recoleta

4808-6500

Open 12-8pm. Tuesdays closed. Wednesdays open until 9pm.

Thelonious

Salguero 1884, Palermo,

4829-1562

Thursday

(Helicopter view of Puerto Madero by Roger Schultz)

Take a helicopter tour of the city with TANGOL and view Buenos Aires from above. The ride lasts 30-45 minutes and flies you over the city center and some of the outskirts of Buenos Aires including the Tigre delta.  More information and bookings here.

Book your place for the Fierro Hotel’s Thursday wine tasting and sample some great Argentine wines, chosen by the president of the Argentine Sommelier Association, Andres Rosberg, and in-house Sommelier Martin Bruno.  Tastings cost 25 USD per person and are limited to 7 people.

Fierro Hotel

Soler 5862, Palermo

3220 6800

recepcion@fierrohotel.com

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Wine Tasting at 7pm

Friday

(Photo by Maria Teresa Adalid)

The Puppet Museum in San Telmo has a beautiful collection of puppets from all over the world as well as a specialized library and an antique puppet theatre where shows are occasionally staged.

Head to Sala Siranush in Palermo to witness the kitschy dance show staged by Los Amados  where they dance to slow songs, cumbias, merengues and cha cha cha. The best part is there’s an open dance floor for the public to join the fun, and for those who would rather sit the dance out, dinner and drinks are also available! The show starts at 9pm.

Museo del Titere (puppet museum)

Piedras 905, San Telmo

4307 6917

Open on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays: 10am-12.30 and 3-6pm.

Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays: 3-6pm

Sala Siranush

Armenia 1353, Palermo

4775-2877

Saturday and Sunday

(photo by bop/P&S )

Unique interior design store Pehache is hosting an exclusive Saturday sale for those who go with this printed out flyer. They will also be offering special snacks and treats at their in-house coffee store. Gurruchaga 1418, Palermo. 4832-4022 http://pehache.com/

The Japanese gardens in Palermo will be hosting a one of a kind Bonsai exhibition on Sunday from 10 am- 6pm. Av. Figueroa Alcorta and Casares, Palermo. http://www.jardinjapones.org.ar/.

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