This Week in Buenos Aires

Monday

(Photo by rodrigoferrari)

 

Don’t miss the Photography Biennial being held at the Centro Cultural Borges, right next to Galerias Pacifico. More than 220 artists from 39 countries are exhibiting their works that will be auctioned on the 14th of February at the MALBA. All the auctions proceeds are to go to Save the Children and Fleni Foundation. Opening hours: Mon-Sat 10am-9pm, Sun midday-9pm. Viamonte 525, downtown. 5555 5358/9. info@ccborges.org.ar,

In the evening New York City dance-punk band The Rapture will be staging an upbeat concert at Palermo Groove. Tickets here.

 

Tuesday

(Photo by piano piano!)

The Museo de Arte Decorativo is showcasing a special exhibit on Russian Icons and art from Tibet. Additionally the museums marvelous collection of European and Oriental paintings and sculptures, the great hall and the impressive staircase make it well worth a visit.  Av.del Libertador 1902, Recoleta.  4801-8248. Tuesdays to Sundays from 2.00pm to 7.00pm.  Guided tours in English are available every day at 2pm.

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.

 

Wednesday

(Photo by melvelez)

Explore the Tres de Febrero parks in Palermo. Between Av. Libertador and Lugones, and extending from Av. Casares in Palermo to La Pampa in Belgrano, this group of parks is composed of 25ha made up of 15 public parks and 21 private sport clubs and includes the “Rosedal”, an extensive rose garden, the Sivori Museum, the Planetarium and the Japanese Gardens.

Il Ballo del Mattone is putting on their Bossa Nova Wednesdays where they serve typical Italian-Argentine dishes. Gorriti 5950, Palermo. 4776-8648. reservas@ilballo.tv

 

Thursday

(Photo by Luciano Belviso)

For those of you interested in economics and Argentine economic history, head to the Museum of External Debt, which reopens this week, where you can find out more about the economic evolution of the country. Audio guides in English are available. Open: Mon-Fri 11am-7pm. José E. Uriburu 781, 1st floor, Downtown.4374-4448.

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 7scout7)

Book you place with Argentina Polo Day and spend the day out in the outskirts of the city exploring the world of polo. The day includes a wine tasting with ‘empanadas’, horseback riding, a Polo Match, polo lessons , the opportunity to talk to coaches and professional players, a typical asado,  and leisure time by the swimming pool. More information here.

 

Saturday and Sunday

(Photo by fjenciso)

Take a day trip to, La Campiña, a 25 year old orange farm in the Buenos Aires town of San Pedro owned by a couple who wished to turn their love for the land into their life. Visits include a tour of the orange plantation (with the added joy of the orange blossoms perfume in the spring), of the selection process, of a dovecot, jam making area, storage and the restaurant. More information here.

The Buenos Aires Blues Festival kicks off this weekend at La Trastienda. Tickets here.

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