This Week in Buenos Aires

Monday

(Photo by Patricia Turo)

If you’re in the Recoleta area, visiting the cemetery or the MALBA, stop by the Centro Cultural Recoleta where x200mas, an art exhibit of predictions for the next 200 years, is being showcased. Junin 1930, Recoleta. 4803-1040

In the evening head downtown to the Centro Cultural Borges for a tango show starting at 8pm. Tickets 70 pesos. Viamonte 525, Downtown. 5555 5358

 

Tuesday

(Photo by robert ostmann)

Anyone who has been on the graffitimundo, or Juanele AR tours has had the chance to see that the local urban art is booming. Don’t miss the last days of Palermo art gallery Hollywood in Cambodia’s special sale of some of the best local stencils, graffitis, and illustrations by some of the most active urban artists of the Buenos Aires scene. Bellow the gallery is the Post Street Bar, which is decorated with graffiti and stencils and is a good place for a quick beer. Gallery opens from 5pm-9pm. Sale from 8pm-9pm. Thames 1885 1st floor. hollywoodincambiodia@gmail.com.

For a great meal in the area, just four blocks away try Las Pizarras. Thames 2296, Palermo. 4775-0625

 

Wednesday

(Photo by Diego3336)

Take a free tour of Buenos Aires with Jonathan, an Englishman in love with the city. Tours start every day at 11am at the center of Plaza Italia by the Garibaldi Horse monument and cover the areas of Almagro, Congress and the Plaza de Mayo using local transport to get around. More information here.

Later on head to Doppelganger Bar in San Telmo for some of the city’s best drinks and atmosphere. Juan de Garay 500, San Telmo. 4300 0201

 

Thursday

(Photo by derekGavey)

Head to the Carlos Gardel Museum to see the special exhibit on Tita Merello, a famous Argentine actress and singer. Jean Jaures 735, Abasto. 4964-2015

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.

Friday

(Photo by Lu Monte)

Every Friday the historical San Francisco Basilica in the Monserrat neighborhood hosts an arts fair where paintings, sculptures and photography can be bought. Adolfo Alsina 380, Monserrat.

In the evening head to Centro Cultural Konex for the Plop party featuring theatrics, quirky entertainment and a lot of dancing! Sarmiento 3131, Almagro.  864-3200

 

Saturday and Sunday

(Photo by scrambldmeggs)

Take a day trip to the San Isidro neighborhood in the outskirts of the city and visit Quinta Los Ombues, one of the oldest homestead in the city where a small historical museum is displayed overlooking a beautiful viewpoint of San Isidro. Close by is the San Isidro cathedral and an artisans fair in a shaded park. Also in San Isidro is the Casa de Victoria OCampo well worth visiting and worth stopping in for some tea with scones.

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