This Week in Buenos Aires

Monday

(Photo by ‘J’)

Head to the stunning new Faena Arts Center in Puerto Madero, which is showcasing the centers’ opening Ernesto Neto exhibit, curated by the Tate Modern’s Jessica Morgan.

Because the city is celebrating its “cafe-bar day” there will be special deals and performances around the city. We recommend you catch the free tango show at 6pm at the historic Esquina Homero Manzi café.

 

Faena Arts Center

Aimé Paine 1169, Puerto Madero

4010 9233

 

Esquina Homero Manzi

Av. San Juan 3601, Boedo

4957-8488

 

Tuesday

(photo by santiagonostalgico)

Pay a visit to the Bicentennial House where a permanent exhibit of Argentine history is showcased and where you can also access the temporary display on Argentine economic and political history. The museum of the external debt is another alternative for those interested in the economic history of the country.

In the evening the Cuban orchestra, Buena Vista Social Club, will be playing live at the Luna Park.  Tickets here.

 

Casa del Bicentenario (Bicentennial House)

Riobamba 985, downtown

4813.0301

 

Luna Park

Av. Madero 420, downtown

5279-5279

 

Wednesday

(Photo by emehacheese)

Start the day by exploring color and space at the MALBA (museum of Latin American art), which is showcasing an exhibit of Venezuelan artist Carlos Cruz-Diez’s work centering on these subjects.

In the evening starting 9pm, the Recoleta Cultural Center is staging Hombre Vertiente, an experimental performance including acrobatics, special lighting and interaction with the public, directed by Pichón Baldinu, one of the De La Guarda founders.

 

MALBA

Figueroa Alcorta 3415, Recoleta

4808 6500

 

Centro Cultural Recoleta

Junin 1930, Recoleta

4803-1040

 

Thursday

(Photo by worldofoddy)

Experiment with your perception at the Centro Cultural Konex where the temporary exhibit “Dialogo en la Oscuridad” will guide you through a series of recreated situations, such as shopping or traveling in a boat, in total darkness. The exhibit is held from 5pm-9pm

Afterwards stop for 5 o’clock tea at the stunning Las Violetas teahouse, which is just a few blocks away.

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.

 

Centro Cultural Konex

Sarmiento 3131, Abasto.

4864-3200

 

Las Violetas

Av. Rivadavia 3899, Abasto.

4958-7387

 

Fierro Hotel Buenos Aires

Soler 5862, Palermo

3220-6800

 

Friday

(Photo by Rennett Stowe)

Catch a horse race at the Palermo racetracks and whilst you’re there take a look at the temporary exhibit of Gardel by local artists.

In the evening Aerosmith makes a comeback on the stage of Estadio Unico de La Plata. Tickets here.

Friday nights are also great for drinks at posh Isabel Bar.

 

Hipodromo de Palermo (racetracks)

Avenida Del Libertador 4101, Palermo

4778 2800

 

Isabel Bar

Uriarte 1664, Palermo

4834 6969

 

Saturday and Sunday

(Photo by micmol)

The international design festival will be held during the weekend and will be hosting alternative activities such as bike rides through city neighborhoods led by fashion designer Martin Churba,  Olivier Hanocq, and arquitect Emiliano Espasandín. More information here.

Also this weekend Buenos Aires Photo 2011 being held at the Palais de Glace in Recoleta from 1pm to 9pm. More information here.

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