This Week in Buenos Aires

Monday

(Photo by Carola)

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 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

(Photo by deglispiriti)

The Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes (MNBA) is showcasing a collection of Italian art from 1860-1945 until the 19th of February.  Opening hours Tue-Fri 12.30pm-8.30pm and Sat-Sun from 9.30am-8.30pm. Av. Del Libertador 1473, Recoleta.

If you’re looking for a laugh don’t miss the Grin Go! Stand Up comedy Show starting at 9pm at the Absinth Resto Bar. Bartolomé Mitre 1695, Downtown. 4371-6486. Be sure to make a reservation by emailing gringo@comicosdepie.com.ar.

Wednesday

(Photo by blmurch)

La Manzana de las Luces is a block of historical buildings that housed the first public school, university and library. On this block is the San Ignacio church, the oldest in Buenos Aires. A mysterious set of tunnels, dating back to the 1700’s is another of this landmarks attractions that can be toured starting 3pm. Perú 272, San Telmo.

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 10.30pm. Sánchez de Bustamante 764, Abasto. caff@fernandezfierro.com.

Thursday

(Photo by Carlos Novillo Martin. Rus)

Go on the San Telmo Art Walk, offered by Juanele every Tuesday and Thursday at 3pm and discover the who is who and what is what of the neighborhood’s art-ridden streets. The three-hour walk includes a tour of both the street art and galleries. More information here.

For a unique evening, book your place at 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.

Pop sensation Selena Gomez will be playing live at Estadio GEBA in the evening. Tickets here.

Friday

(photo by Brian Negin)

Start the week by visiting the Evita Museum to find out more about this emblematic political figure. Guided tours in English can be booked in advance and last about an hour. Tue-Sun 11am-7pm.  Lafinur 2988. 4807-0306.

Later on stop by one of these recommended bars for Happy hour! Or head to the  Luna Park to watch multilingual African reggae singer Alpha Blondie perform.  Tickets here.

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 having some tea with scones in.

The Summer Blues Festival will be taking place at La Trastienda this year with a focus on the harmonica. Tickets here.

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