This Week in Buenos Aires

Monday

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Don’t miss the stunning Yayoi Kusama exhibit at the MALBA that is taking place until September. There is also a showcase of Argentine artist Kenneth Kemble’s works.  Avenida Figueroa Alcorta 3415, Recoleta. 

Afterwards, dance to the beats of La Bomba del Tiempo, a popular percussion orchestra bound to keep you on your toes! Centro Cultural Konex Sarmiento 3131, Abasto. 4864-3200.

Tuesday

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BAF Week, Buenos Aires Fashion Week, will be taking place at La Rural from the 6th to the 9th of August, showcasing the upcoming trends for the Spring/Summer seasons.

In the evening, starting at 9.30pm, jazz group Fernández 4, led by Cirilo Fernández, Miariano Sívori, Daniel Astor Piazzolla and Nicolás Sorin, will be staging a live show at the Boris Club de Jazz. Gorriti 5568, Palermo.

Wednesday

(Photo by Chile con Karine)

Check out the exhibit of Argentine couture designers taking place at the Centro Cultural Recoleta until the 18th of August.  Junín 1930, 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

Take a free tour of Buenos Aires with Jonathan, an Englishman in love with the city. Tours start every day at 11am at the center of Plaza Italia by the Garibaldi Horse monument and cover the areas of Almagro, Congress and the Plaza de Mayo using local transport to get around. More information here.

Later on, stop for hotdogs and a drink at the posh Verne Cocktail Club owned by Fede Cuco, our celebrated happy hour bartender. Medrano 1475, Palermo.

Friday

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.

Fierro‘s monthly happy hour event is becoming increasingly popular and has even featured marshmallow roasting over a cozy fire! Stop by this Friday; great music, great drinks, great tapas and great people are all guaranteed to be there too! Soler 5862, Palermo Hollywood. 3220-6800. 

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 Sunday, the country will be carrying out compulsory primary elections for the legislative assembly so plan ahead for the day as many things will be closed!

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