This Week in Buenos Aires


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Don´t miss the new exhibits of Argentine art at the MALBA featuring an exhibit of Matias Duville’s celebrated contemporary art, and a retrospective of Victor Grippo’s best work.

In the afternoon stop for some tea and sweet treats at the traditional Confitería Las Violetas and then shake off the cold at the nearby La Bomba del Tiempo, a percussion orchestra that has become one of the local absolute musts. Centro Cultural Konex Sarmiento 3131, Abasto. 4864-3200


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Another rainy week is forecasted starting on Tuesday so plan for indoors! Find our list of rainy day suggestions here.

The much awaited tango world championships kick off and promise for two weeks of woeful romance, haunting music and passionate dancing. Find the full program here.

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


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Check out the Festival de la Luz (light festival), which aims at promoting photography. The festival takes place throughout August and September around the country.  Find the full list of exhibits and events here.

In the evening stop for a free concert of Argentine folklore music at the Centro Cultural Recoleta starting at 7pm. Junín 1930, Recoleta.


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The Green Film Fest kicks off, showing all the latest international films about the environment and the many things that can be done to protect it. The festival will take place at the Palermo Cinemark, only a few blocks away from the Botanical Gardens and the lush 3 de Febrero Parks.  Find the full program here. Beruti 3399, Palermo.

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, which include special tapas from Hernán Gipponi Restaurant, cost 25 USD per person and are limited to 7 people. Soler 5862, Palermo. 3220-6800.



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Don´t miss the free classical music concert that renowned director Zubin Mehta will be carrying out at 1pm at the stately Plaza San Martin in Retiro.

In the evening participate in one of the most popular Argie cultural activities: theatre going! The British Arts center is staging a production (in English) of Power by Nick Dear, directed by Hugo Halbrich starting at 9pm. More information here. Suipacha 4333, downtown.

Saturday and Sunday

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Remember to make a reservation for Hernán Gipponi’s unique must-try brunch, served on Saturdays and Sundays! Soler 5862, Palermo Hollywood.  3220-6800.

Don´t miss the much awaited tango world championships that promise for two weeks of woeful romance, haunting music and passionate dancing. Find the full program here.

On Sunday the Japanese Gardens will be celebrating the Dondoh fire ceremony! Av. Figueroa Alcorta and Av. Casares, Palermo.

The renowned international band, Dream Theatre, will be playing on the 19th of August at the Luna Park Stadium. Tickets here.


Find a ten-day weather forecast for this week here.

Looking for more suggestions? Check out this link with other recommended sources of information regarding what´s going on in Buenos Aires!

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