This Week in Buenos Aires

Monday

 

(Photo by blmurch)

If you´re planning to visit the city center to see the Obelisco, or to take a tour of the Colón Theatre, head to the Palacio de Aguas Corrientes (palace of running waters) on Cordoba Avenue and Riobamba first.  Originally built as a disguise for a water tower meant to provide clean drinking water to the people after the 1877 outbreak of yellow fever, the stunning palace now works as Aguas Argentinas’s headquarters (the local water company) and also as a museum. Opening Hours: Mon-Fri 9am-1pm. Riobamba 750 – 1° Piso. 6319-1104.

 

Liven your evening at La Bomba del Tiempo a percussion orchestra that has become one of the local absolute musts.  For some great post dancing pizza, head to nearby Los Cocos and order a fugazetta pizza, an onion and mozzarella local specialty.

Tuesday

 

(Photo by Gustavo Minas)

Book a special shopping tour with Creme de la Creme. Roam the vintage scene, find the perfect souvenir, get into local designers or discover the art scene in Buenos Aires.  More information here.

Polish your Spanish and make new friends at the Tuesday conversation classes organized by Bueno, Dale! Spanish School in different city bars. The hour long practice sessions are open for all levels and all one must do is show up from 7pm to 8pm with a 30-peso fee. The location of each event is announced via Facebook.

Wednesday

(photo by lgerghi)

Don’t miss the new Harun Farocki exhibit at Fundación PROA in La Boca. Also nearby is the Quinquela Martín museum where you can get a taste of local art.

In the evening the Orquesta Típica Fernandez Fierro will be staging a live tango show at the Club Atlético Fernandez Fierro in Abasto.  Sánchez de Bustamante 764, Abasto. info@caff.com.ar.

Thursday

 

(Photo by Gobierno de la Ciudad de Buenos Aires)

The Casa del Historiador is the oldest colonial structure in the city and is open for visitors to get a taste of the local history and what colonial life was all about. Additionally, the San Telmo site has a great café inside, La Perichona, which serves great lunches and afternoon snacks. Venezuela 469, San Telmo. 4974-0265.  info@laperichona.com

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.

Friday

(photo by Books18)

The Shakespeare festival kicks off on Friday full with medieval village, live music, theatre of course, and more. More information here.

In the evening stop by Fierro´s Thank Fierro its Friday Happy Hour from 6pm to 8.30 pm and then head to one of the best speakeasies in the city! Soler 5862, Palermo. 3220-6800.

Saturday and Sunday

 

(Photo by _Juan Castro_)

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.

Expect loud drums and colorful costumes around different city neighborhoods as the murgas hit the streets for carnival on the  8, 9, 10, 11 and 12th of February.

PM Open air music– Outdoor live music, art and more merge in this new Saturday event which takes place in Palermo from 2pm to 9pm. Paraguay 4905, Palermo

Find a ten-day weather forecast here and don’t forget to stop for ice cream at one of these fantastic Buenos Aires heladerias!

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