As Buenos Aires starts to adapt to a new season, take advantage of the sun while it’s out, and remember to take a jacket out for those deceptive evenings… Monday It’s a feriado (holiday) today so pack up your thermos, grab some medialunas and enjoy the autumnal sun with a picnic in the park! Why not head to the Palermo Woods and set up a corner near the Planetarium, possibly the most mind-blowing, intergalactic construction in the city…
This week’s One Table is fully booked so it’s time to be extremely unArgentine and think ahead to next week to dinner with our chef Hernán Gipponi taking centre stage! Reservations: 3220-6820. Tuesday Turn a glass of vino into something way more exciting and drop by Pain & Vin wine bar. This Palermo store-café-tasting room has a great selection from boutique Argentine producers, plus they speak great English to help you get the most from your choice. Take a Malbec home for later, or crack it open there and then. Gorriti 5132, Palermo Soho.
Wednesday Following its glorious success in 2013, Usted Está Aquí, the interactive theater experience by directors Natalia Chami and Romina Bulacio Sak is back for its second season. Without spoiling the plot, prepare for the unexpected as you’re transported to different towns, cities, countries and situations as you rove around the Tardis-like Konex, accompanied by a huge cast. Fun and fantastic. Four shows, from 8pm, Ciudad Cultural Konex, Sarmiento 3131, Almagro. 100 pesos.
Thursday Get down to the Malba today for a calmer, mid-week browse of the photographic exhibition of 2014. Mario Testino’s In Your Face opened a few weeks ago and there’s no sign of the fervour dying down quite yet. The Peruvian photographer has snapped some of the world’s good and great in his time. This is his first and long overdue Buenos Aires show. Malba, Figueroa Alcorta 3415, Palermo. 50 pesos. Until June 16.
Friday Too Epic For House is back with DJ duo Soundexile taking to the decks to create some digital mayhem. Oliverio and Baunder mix it up with special guests warming the night up. Shamrock Basement, Rodriguez Peña 1220, Recoleta. And if that doesn’t suit your fancy, legendary DJ Sven Vath will take over State this evening as he drops into Buenos Aires on his World Tour. Alsina 940, Monserrat.
Weekend If you’re not resting in light of the epic music fest that kicks off next Tuesday, well, you’ve clearly been asleep for the past six months. Lollapalooza makes its Argentina debut with a two-day festival at San Isidro Hippodrome. Catch New Order (photo), Arcade Fire, Phoenix and Nine Inch Nails over the course of 48 hours – some one- and two-day passes are still available.
But if thumping rock concerts don’t turn you on, Saturday night at Bebop sees young singer-songwriter Cata Raybaud present her more delicate version of funk-rock in a far more intimate space. Moreno 364, Monserrat.