This Week in Buenos Aires

Monday

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Check out the MALBA‘s Beatriz Milhazes exhibit “Panamericano”  that showcases a selection of the renowned Brazilian artist’s recent paintings. Avenida Figueroa Alcorta 3415, Recoleta. 

In the evening stop by La Peña del Colorado where a tango peña will be held at 8.30pm. This Palermo-centered peña serves traditional food and stages live shows as well as hosting folklore dances for the community.  From midnight onwards they also encourage the diners to play spontaneous guitar music. (They offer the guitars).  Güemes 3657, Palermo. 4822-1038. info@lapeniadelcolorado.com.

Tuesday

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A rainy Tuesday is perfect for a Scandinavian film fest and there is one taking place at the Village Recoleta, right in front of the famous must-see cemetery.  Find the full program here.

In the evening don´t miss the new ballet being staged at the Colón Theatre. Trilogía Neoclásica II (Neoclassic Trilogy II). Part 1- Marguerite and Armand by Franz Liszt. Choreography by Frederick Ashton. Part 2- Fuga Técnica- “Possessed” for string quartet and percussion by Alexander Balanescu. Choreography by Eric Frederic. Part 3- Before Nightfall- Bohuslav Martinu. Choreography by Nils Christe. 14th, 16th, 17th, 18th, 19th, and 20th of October. Tickets here.

Wednesday

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Head to the National Library in Palermo (a landmark in itself) and check out the exhibit on local rock legend Luis Alberto Spinetta and the screenings of some of his live performances at 2pm. Aguero 2502, Palermo.

Later on, starting at 10pm,  the Orquesta Típica Fernandez Fierro will be playing upbeat tango at the Club Atlético Fernandez Fierro in Abasto. Sanchez de Bustamante 764, Abasto.

Thursday

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The Fundación PROA in La Boca is showcasing a must-see exhibit of renowned artist Alberto Giacometti’s sculptures and paintings. Av. Pedro de Mendoza 1929, La Boca.

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 35 USD per person and are limited to 7 people. Soler 5862, Palermo. 3220-6800.

The Pepsi Music Festival kicks off with special performances by Garbage, The Maccabees and others. Tickets and more information here.

Friday

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Book your place with Argentina Polo Day and spend the day in the outskirts of the city exploring the world of polo. It 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

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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.  info@hgrestaurant.com.ar.

The Buenos Aires Market will be taking place during the weekend where a great selection of organic products will be offered. Live music shows and other events will also be taking place for the ocassion at La Usina del Arte in La Boca. Av. Pedro de Mendoza 501, La Boca.

Don´t miss the Buenos Aires Mágica event at Polo Circo where illusionists, ventriloquists and magicians will be mesmerizing the crowds from 2pm onwards on Saturday and Sunday. Av. Juan de Garay and Combate de los Pozos, Parque Patricios.

 

Find a ten-day weather forecast here.

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