This Week in Buenos Aires

Monday

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One of the architectural landmarks of the city is the famous Palacio Barolo.  Guided tours are available Mondays and Thursdays from 4pm to 7pm. Evening guided tours are on Mondays and Wednesdays at 8pm and Thursdays at 8.30pm, they include a tasting of an awarded wine and a national delicacy. Av de Mayo 1370 9° P. Esc. 249/52. Tel/Fax: (54-11) 4381-1885. info@palaciobarolotours.com.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

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Head to the Museo Mitre and get in touch with Argentine history through a glimpse of Bartolomé Mitre’s life. The museum is also showcasing a temporary exhibit on Argentine advertising from 1881-1920. Open Mon-Fri from 1pm-5.30pm. San Martin 336, downtown.

In the evening stop by Ill Ballo del Mattone where you can catch some live acoustic guitar music by Jerónimo Guiraud at 8pm, and enjoy a wonderful plate of homemade pasta. Gorriti 5737.  47764247 reservas@ilballo.tv

Wednesday

(I’t’s a small world but not if you have to clean it, Barbara Kruger. Photo by Rich_Lem )

Don’t miss the new MALBA exhibit, Bye Bye American Pie, which showcases some of the most influential American contemporary art by Jean-Michel Basquiat, Larry Clark, Nan Goldin, Jenny Holzer, Barbara Kruger, Cady Noland, and Paul Mc Carthy. Avenida Figueroa Alcorta 3415, Recoleta. 

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

 Bjork will be playing the last of six intimate shows at the centro de exposiciones where her album Biophilia Residency will be presented to the public. On the 21st she will be staging a larger concert at GEBA. Tickets here.

Thursday

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At 1pm, the Buenos Aires tango orchestra will be playing for free at the Teatro Alvear. Corrientes 1659, Downtown.

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.

Don´t miss the free outdoor projection of Tropicalia, a documentary about Brazilian music, by director Marcelo Machado. The screening will take place as part of the BAFICI at the Parque Centenario in Caballito starting at 8pm.

The legendary Bob Dylan will be presenting a live show at the Teatro Gran Rex. Tickets here.

Supertramp’s front man Roger Hodgson will be presenting “Breakfast in America Tour 2012″ at the Lawn Tennis Club. Tickets here.

Friday

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From the 19th of April to the 7th of May, the city will be abuzz with literary activity at the annual international book fair. Tickets cost 20 pesos from Mon-Thur and 26 pesos on the weekend. Find the full program of activities here.

In the evening the Israeli theatre, dance and percussion group Mayumana will be presenting their new show, Momentum 2.0, at the Gran Rex Theatre. Av. Corrientes 857. 4322-8000. Tickets here.

The legendary Bob Dylan will be presenting a live show at the Teatro Gran Rex. Tickets here.

Saturday and Sunday

(Photo by jorgemejia)

From the 19th of April to the 7th of May, the city will be abuzz with literary activity at the annual international book fair. Tickets cost 20 pesos from Mon-Thur and 26 pesos on the weekend. Find the full program of activities here.

On Saturday,  the legendary Bob Dylan will be presenting a live show at the Teatro Gran Rex. Tickets here.

On Saturday, from 6pm-1pm, a special artistic event will be held in Buenos Aires. The exhibit will feature installations and other artwork by locally renowned artists. There will also be live performances by actors and musicians. Blanco Encalada 3270, Belgrano.

Bjork will be staging a large concert at GEBA to conclude her Buenos Aires visit where she presented her latest album/installation Biophilia Residency. Tickets here.

Don´t miss the free outdoor screening of Joy Division, a documentary by Grant Gee. The screening will take place as part of the BAFICI at the Parque Centenario in the Caballito neighborhood starting at 10pm.

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