This Week in Buenos Aires

Monday

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Head to Puerto Madero for a nice stroll along the river, visit the nearby Ecologic Reserve, and stop at the Museo del Humor, which showcases fantastic Argentine comic art.  Av. De los Italianos 851, Puerto Madero

In the afternoon, stop for some tea and sweet treats at the traditional Confitería Las Violetas and then work off those medialunas by dancing at the nearby Centro Cultural Konex where La Bomba del Tiempo, a percussion orchestra that has become one of the local musts, will be showing off their drumming skills. Sarmiento 3131, Abasto. 4864-3200

 

Tuesday

(Photo by Chile con Karine)

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.

Later on stop by La Catedral in Almagro where you can take a tango lesson staring at 7.30 pm or 9pm. Sarmiento 4006, Almagro.

 

Wednesday

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Stop by the stunning Museo Nacional de Arte Decorativo (MNAD) where there is a showcase of Oriental art until the 11th of November. Afterwards stop for a refreshment at their smart cafe Croque Madame. Av.del Libertador 1902, Recoleta. 4801-8248.

If you want to follow up on US elections head to Sugar Bar in Palermo where they will be screening the coverage of the event and offering happy hour starting at 7pm. Costa Rica 4619, Palermo

Renowned rock band Kiss will be staging a live show at River Plate Stadium. Tickets here. 

Thursday

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Don’t miss the  Caravaggio exhibit taking place at the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes (National Fine Arts Museum) until the 15th of December. Av. Libertador 1473, Recoleta.

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 160 pesos per person and are limited to 8. Soler 5862, Palermo. 3220-6800.

The Maquinaria Festival kicks off at 1pm to midnight. Thursday’s lineup includes Marilyn Manson and Slayer. Tickets here.

Friday

Take advantage of the sunshine and book your place for a Foto Ruta Academia tour where you can get to know the city through the lens while benefiting from professional photography tips! More information here.

In the evening stop by Fierro´s Thank Fierro its Friday Happy Hour from 6pm to 8.3opm and then head to one of the city´s top bars such as Isabel, Frank`s Bar, Unicorn Husset or 878! Due to the heavy rain and flooding this activity has been cancelled. We apologize and look forward to seeing you next week.

The Maquinaria Festival will be taking place from 1pm to midnight. Friday’s lineup includes The Prodigy and Deftones. Tickets here.

Saturday and Sunday

(Photo by Roger Schultz)

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.

On Saturday night don’t miss Noche de los Museos (Museum Night) during which the city museums will remain open way past their bedtime offering guided tours, live music, shows and more.

Also taking place on Saturday night is the Creamfields electronic music festival featuring DJ’s Richie Hawtin, Sven Vath, Infected Mushroom and Paul Van Dyk, amongst others. Tickets here.

If classical is more your thing, get your tickets for the Saturday night concert at the Colón Theatre starring Renée Fleming and Gerald Martin Moore on the piano.  Tickets here.

Find a ten-day weather forecast here.

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