This Week in Buenos Aires

Monday

(Photo by andre.leal)

Stop by the MALBA in Recoleta and get a glimpse of the Latin American modern art scene of Grete Stern and Adriana Varejao’s work. Figueroa Alcorta 3415, Recoleta.

In the evening don’t miss out on 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. Los Cocos- Córdoba, Av. 3303, Almagro

Tuesday

(Photo by “Out Shooting” photos 🙂)

Get a general overview of the city  on one of the free walking tours led by Jonathan, an Englishman in love with BA! Tours start at 11am at the center of Plaza Italia by the Garibaldi Horse monument and cover the areas of Almagro, Congress and Plaza de Mayo using local transport to get around. More information here.

Later on, don’t miss the party in San Telmo in celebration of  Prince William-Alexander and Maxima Zorriegueta’s crowning . The celebration will combine typical cuisine and drinks from Holland and Argentina, late-night dancing, and a lot of orange. The party begins at 9pm at Boutique San Telmo, Peru 535. Tickets are 200 pesos in advance and 250 pesos on the day of the party and include food and drinks throughout the night. More information here.

Wednesday

(Photo by WalshTD)

The Recoleta cemetery is one of the city’s most popular attractions and for good reason. Nearby is the Palais de Glace in Recoleta where a great new photography exhibit is being displayed. Posadas 1795, Recoleta.

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.

Thursday

(Photo by ohocheese)

Head to the annual book fair that is taking place at La Rural in Palermo until the 13th of May. The fair’s theme this year is Books as Bridges and there will be a special focus on Dutch literature. More information here.

At 8.30pm there will be a piano concerto by Pascal Rogé at the Colón Theatre featuring pieces by Schumann and Poulenc amongst others. Tickets here.

Friday

(Photo by su-lin)

Book your place for a special lunch with the Argentine Experience who will give you the 411 on everything local and feed you great Argie meat and more! They also organize mate and dulce de leche tastings. 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. postponed due to rain.

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 Sunday morning, starting at 11am, violins and cellos will be filling the Colón Theatre with music by Alexander Borodin and Bedrich Smetana. More information here.

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