This Week in Buenos Aires

Tuesday

(Photo by Colros)

A special exhibit of renowned artist Quinquela Martin´s drawings is being showcased at the Museo de Bellas Artes de la Boca.

In the evening Julio Morales y los Afro Argentos  will be playing their new material from “Un Pasaje a otro Planeta” featuring funk, Afro Cuban rhythms and electronic music at the Teatro Alvear

For dinner head to one of the city’s Italian restaurants (we suggest Doppio Zero) and order a plate of gnocchi. Local tradition says that on the 29th of every month money must be placed under a plate of gnocchi in order to increase fortune!

 

Museo de Bellas Artes de La Boca Quinquela Martin

Av. Don Pedro de Mendoza 1835, La Boca

4301-1080 ‎

 

Teatro Alvear

Av. Corrientes 1659, downtown

4374 6076

 

Doppio Zero

Soldado de La Independencia 1238, Las Cañitas

4899 0162

Open Tue- Sat 8.30pm- closing and Sun 12.30pm-4pm

 

Wednesday

Aiming to promote the urban art scene in Buenos Aires Graffitimundo offers an off the beaten path tour of the city streets. Group tours are offered every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday starting at 3pm for those interested in learning more about the local street art and the political and social context that is behind it. This is a great option to get to know another side of Buenos Aires. More information on meeting points and prices here.

In the evening head to the Abasto neighborhood for a taste of tango presented by the Orquesta Típica Fernandez Fierro at the Club Atletico Fernández Fierro starting at 10pm.

 

Club Atlético Fernández Fierro

Sánchez de Bustamante 764, Abasto

caff@fernandezfierro.com

 

Thursday

(Photo by blmurch)

If your planning to visit the city center to see the obelisco, or to take a tour of the Colón Theatre, head to the Palacio de Aguas Corrientes (palace of running waters) on Cordoba Avenue and Riobamba first.  Originally built as a disguise for a water tower meant to provide clean drinking water to the people after the 1877 outbreak of yellow fever, the stunning palace now works as Aguas Argentinas (the local water company) headquarters and also as a museum.

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.

 

Palacio de Aguas Corrientes

Riobamba 750 – 1° Piso

Opening Hours: Mon-Fri 9am-1pm

Tel: (54-11) 6319-1104

 

Fierro Hotel Buenos Aires

Soler 5862, Palermo

3220-6800

 

Friday

(Photo by ag2078)

Take a walk down Puerto Madero to the ecological reserve where you can get the best view of the city and see some of the local flora and fauna!

In the evening join the BA Palermo Pub Crawl and get to know other travelers and the Buenos Aires nightlife. The pub crawl includes pizza, beer and wine from 10-11pm, complimentary shooters at 3 bars, drink discounts, and a club admission to Crobar, for a total of 100pesos. The night begins at Kuantum, in Palermo at 10pm.

 

BA Pub Crawl

15 5464 1886

Kuantum

 El Salvador 5567, Palermo

 

Saturday and Sunday

(Photo by Simba tango)

The annual Campeonato Abierto de Polo is being held every Saturday and Sunday until the 10th of December at the Campo Argentino de Polo. This is a great chance for those looking to participate in a truly Argentine experience and watch top quality Polo. Tickets available here. Av. Del Libertador 4350, Palermo. 4777-8005

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