This Week in Buenos Aires

Monday

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Stop by the MALBA and check out the latest modern Latin American art!  This Thursday the popular art museum will also be opening the Yayoi Kusama exhibit which will be on display until September. Figueroa Alcorta 3415, Recoleta.

In the evening, Hernán Gipponi Restaurant will be setting eighteen places for the new One Table event in which 4 tapas, 5 courses, and 5 wines selected by Andrés Rosberg will be shared. Book your place at 3220-6820.

Tuesday

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Walk the cobblestone streets of San Telmo until you wind up in literary restaurant El Historico set in what allegedly used to be author Jose Hernandez house. Don’t leave without trying their historical dessert platter. Mexico 524, San Telmo. 4307-4832.

Later on, if you’re looking for a laugh, don’t miss the Grin Go! Stand Up comedy Show starting at 9pm at Café Rivas in San Telmo. Estados Unidos 302.

Wednesday

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Head to the Dorrego Flea Market in Palermo, which is often overlooked and is the perfect place to go on a treasure hunt.  Antiques and curious finds are waiting to be dug up and claimed in this charming neighborhood market. Open Tue-Sun 10am-7pm.  Av.Dorrego and Conde.

In the evening, head to the Centro Cultural Recoleta and catch the stunning Fuerza Bruta show. Tickets here.

Thursday

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For an off the beaten path activity, don’t miss Fueguia in Palermo, a scent lab where you can sniff out nature, or aromatic blends reminiscent of writers such as Borges. For more unusual activities in Buenos Aires here. Cabello 3791, 2 floor, aparment J. 4806-5619.

No visitor to the city can leave without taking a tango lesson and the informal and friendly La Catedral is just the place for it. Sarmiento 4006, Almagro.

Friday

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Take a helicopter tour of the city with TANGOL and view Buenos Aires from above. The ride lasts 30-45 minutes and flies you over the city center and some of the outskirts of Buenos Aires including the Tigre delta.  More information and bookings here.

In the evening, head to the Rio Cafe and sip some cocktails before some porteño style partying. Honduras 4772, Palermo. 4832 2318.

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.

On Saturday, don’t miss the Luis Salinas show at Torcuato Tasso. More information here.

On Sunday, the Colón Theatre will be staging a new production of George Bizet´s ballet Carmen starting at 5 pm. Get tickets here.

Typical weekend activities in Buenos Aires include the San Telmo Antique Market and gaucho fun at Feria de Mataderos!

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