This Week in Buenos Aires


(Photo by Foto Pamp)

Casa FOA-CMD is an annual design market showcasing architecture, interior design, art and landscaping ideas. The fair is held in the historic neighborhood of Barracas until the 10th of October.  Due to safety we suggest you take a cab to get there or one of the fairs free van rides which leave every hour and half from Cerrito 570, Downtown (12 am, 1.30pm , 3pm, 4.30pm y 6pm.) The last van returns to the city at 8pm.

In the evening head to the DOT shopping center to watch some of the exciting movies about kayaking experiences, long boards, climbing and more being screened at the BANFF Mountain Film Festival World Tour starting at 8pm.


Casa FOA- Centro Metropolitano de Diseño

Algarrobo 1041, Barracas.

Open from 12-8pm

Entry fee: 25pesos on Mondays, 50 pesos Tuesday-Friday.


DOT Shopping

Vedia 3632, Nuñez



(Photo by Bumpershine)

An exhibit of neoclassic terracotta ornaments, which became popular in both local and Greek domestic architecture during the early nineteenth century, is being displayed at the Museo de la Ciudad in San Telmo.

In the evening The Police guitarist, Andy Summers, joins forces with bossa master Menescal to present United Kingdom of Ipanema at the Gran Rex Theatre. Tickets here.


Museo de la Ciudad

Defensa 223, San Telmo


Open: Mon-Fri 11am-7pm, Sat-Sun 10am-8pm


Gran Rex

Av. Corrientes 587, San Nicolas



(Chimichurri. Photo by From Argentina with Love)

Amongst this weeks many fairs is the Caminos y Sabores fair, exhibiting a variety of local foods and products and the Vinos y Bodegas fair, especially for those interested in local wines and wineries.  Both Fairs will be held at La Rural in Palermo until the weekend.

Later on head to the new “it” place, the Rio Cafe, for drinks,  where they will be hosting their weekly Wednesday Rock in Rio.


La Rural

Av. Santa Fe 4201, Palermo


Rio Café

Honduras 4772, Palermo‬

Open 10pm-3am‬



(Photo by HenryO)

Take advantage of the sunny weather to explore the city’s monuments such as the Floralis Generica in Recoleta, The Puente de la Mujer in Puerto Madero and Canto al Trabajo in San Telmo.

Later on 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.

In the evening, successful modern tango group Gotan Project presents their new album at the Gran Rex Theatre. Tickets here.


Gran Rex

Av. Corrientes 587, San Nicolas


Fierro Hotel

Soler 5862, Palermo

3220 6800



(Photo by KennyEvans)

Hop on a sailboat in Puerto Madero and set off to see the city from the river. Smile on Sea offers 2 ½ hour trips, extended 4 ½ hour trips, full day trips and night sailing where you get to see the sun set behind the skyscrapers.  Contact:

Later on head to the MALBA for a special screening of black and white mute Argentine film ‘Nobleza Gaucha’ with live orchestra music at 5pm.

In the evening Ricky Martin presents his new album M.A.S (Musica, Alma, Sexo) at the River Plate Stadium. Tickets here.



Avenida Figueroa Alcorta 3415, Recoleta



River Plate Stadium

Figueroa Alcorta 7597, Nuñez.

4789 1200



(Photo by De Todos los Colores)

Mike Patton, Faith No More’s front man, presents a one of a kind concert of 50’s and 60’s Italian Pop songs with an orchestra of 24 musicians. Tickets here. Sat 17th-Sun 18th at the Coliseum Theatre. Marcelo T. de Alvear 1125, Downtown. 4816 3789.

The Red Hot Chili Peppers open up the Pepsi Music Festival with their new record I’m With You. Tickets here.. Sunday 18th at the River Plate Stadium.. Figueroa Alcorta 7597, Nuñez. 4789 1200.

FILBA- The international literature festival being held this week in Buenos Aires offers a variety of activities and lectures relating the literature. The festival closes on Sunday with a  reading in English by South African Nobel Prize winner John Maxwell Coetzee of one of his unedited stories at 8pm at the MALBA. Avenida Figueroa Alcorta 3415, Recoleta. 4808-6500.




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