This Week in Buenos Aires


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Head to the botanical gardens in Palermo and stop by ex-pat Beatrice Murch’s exhibit on the local Rosewood  trees, which decorate the city and have become a part of its character. Santa Fe 3951, Palermo. 4381-4527

Start the weeknight with an evening of tango at Salon Canning, which is open until 5am and stages  live tango bands as well as tango lessons and dancing. Scalabrini Ortiz 1331, Palermo. 4826-8351



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Take  a San Telmo art walk with Juanele starting 3pm at Balcarce 1150 , San Telmo. Book in advance here.

The legendary front man of The Byrds, Roger McGuinn will be playing at the Teatro Coliseo at 9pm.  Tickets here.

In the evening head to Magdalena’s Party for happy hour drinks from 8-midnight and continue on with them to Hype nightclub for some proper porteño style partying.  Thames 1795, Palermo. 833-9127



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The Lunfardo and Tango book fair  in San Telmo, offers a variety of tango paraphernalia, readings and shows. The fair will be held until the 30th of December from 3pm-9pm at the Academia Porteña del Lunfardo and is the perfect chance to get to know this interesting aspect of the local culture better.  Estados Unidos 1379, San Telmo. 4383.2393

In the evening head to Gibraltar, a popular English pub in the San Telmo area. Great draught beer, delicious curries, and a friendly laid back atmosphere make Gibraltar a great place to begin or end the night! Peru 895, San Telmo 4632-5310 Opening Hours: 6pm-4am



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A special photography exhibit is being showcased at the historic Espacio Virrey Liniers featuring old photographs of the city and daguerreotypes. 2pm-7pm.  Venezuela 469, San Telmo.

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. Soler 5862, Palermo. 3220-6800.



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With Christmas just around the corner, why not head to the eccentric Dorrego Flea Market in Palermo to browse and shop for original presents at bargain prices? Av.Dorrego and Conde, Palermo. Tue-Sun 10am-7pm

In the evening head to Notorious for the Friday night jazz jam and drinks. Callao 966, Palermo. 4813-6888


Saturday and Sunday

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Take a day trip to Tigre, a town in the outskirts of the city set on an island lined by small rivers and streams. The rugged location surrounded by nature offers a variety of attractions including canoeing, kayak and other excursions by boat, trekking, ecotourism, motorboat and commuter boats to take you to different places on the riverside, restaurants, spas, tea-houses, picnic sites, a naval museum, an art museum, a mate museum, a casino, a crafts fair and an amusement park. More information here.

Don’t miss percusion orchestra La Bomba del Tiempo´s end of the year party on Saturday starting at midnight. Sarmiento 3131, Almagro.

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