This Week in Buenos Aires

Monday

(Photo by orazal)

Head to the Carlos Gardel Museum to see the special Fileteado Digital exhibit, the classic decorative painting style of tango folklore reinterpreted by graphic designer, ilustrator and artist Pablo Hoffman. Jean Jaures 735, Abasto. 4964-2015.

In the evening don’t miss out on La Bomba del Tiempo, a percussion orchestra that has become one of the local absolute musts. Centro Cultural Konex, Sarmiento 3131, Abasto, 4864-3200.

 

Tuesday

Don’t miss the New Latin American art exhibit at the MALBA museum in Recoleta. Avenida Figueroa Alcorta 3415, Recoleta. 4808-6500. Thursday to Monday: 12.00 am to 8.00 pm. Wednesdays 12.00- 9.00 pm.

In the evening head to Notorious for some drinks and live swing music at 9.30PM by trio Fraga-Motta-Giunta. Callao 966, Palermo. 4813-6888.

 

Wednesday

(Photo by rouseandgeorge)

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. Opening Hours: Mon-Fri 9am-1pm. Riobamba 750 – 1° Piso. 6319-1104.

Later on stop by Rio Cafe for a relaxed chilled out atmosphere and great drinks. Honduras 4772, Palermo‬. Open 10pm-3am‬.

 

Thursday

(Photo by  Roger Schultz)

Taking a helicopter to see Buenos Aires from above is a wonderful way to get a scenic view of the city whilst acquiring a sense of its dimensions and distribution. Helitours Buenos Aires offers 20-minute tours through Puerto Madero or La Boca, a 45-minute tour through the city center and its surroundings and a VIP 60 minute tour including outskirts of Buenos Aires such as Tigre and Pilar.  Helitours BA are offered every day from Monday to Saturday from 10am-6pm. Contact: 4555-4973, info@helitourba.com.

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

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Take a tour of archeological relic El Zanjon de Granados. Its mysterious hallways and tunnels date back to the 1500’s and were discovered under layers of constructions from other historical periods. Tours from Mon-Fri from 11am-3pmm every hour. Also in El Zanjon is casa minima, the smallest house in the city, which can be toured at 4pm on Fridays.  El Zanjon de Granados- Defensa 755, 4361-3002.

In the evening head for a special dinner at  Unik, a newcomer to the Palermo scene  which offers a combination of top quality gourmet dining and modern design. Soler 5231, Palermo. 4772-2230. info@unik.pro. Open: Lunch- Tue-Sat 12.30-3pm, Dinner: Mon-Sat 8.30pm-12pm.

 

Saturday and Sunday

(Photo by Gobierno de la Ciudad de Buenos Aires)

Argentine Films will be screened at 9pm at the drive in Cinema set up at the Palermo Rose Gardens for the summer weekends. Program available here.

On Sunday head to the Museo Historico Cornelio Saavedra  where contemporary art activity Che Isadora will be held in the garden at  5.30pm and where a musical duet will offer a show at 6pm. Open Tue-Fri from 9am-6pm and Sat-Sun from 10am-8pm. Crisólogo Larralde 6309, Saavedera. 4572-0746. museosaavedra_ecultural@buenosaires.gob.ar

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