This Week: 30 June-6 July

Monday

Via MP

Via MP

World Cup mania continues into its third wee and one of the hot drinking spots is Magdalena’s Party. With two giant screens and a whole heap of food and drink promos as well as a great international crowd, head to this expat haunt for all your Mundial needs – expect a big turnout for Tuesday’s Argentina game. Thames 1795, Palermo Soho.

 

Tuesday

 

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The question is, Argentina or Switzerland? And there’s only one answer of course: AR-GEN-TINA! For big-screen action and bigger crowd action, get down to Plaza San Martín or Parque Centenario in your light blue-and-white finery and pray it doesn’t get to penalty shootouts (again.) Also check out this guide of where to eat and drink the world cup games in Buenos Aires.

 

Wednesday

 

 

Via PicGifs

Via PicGifs

 

Argentina’s favourite cartoonist, Joaquín Lavado AKA Quino who created the effervescent Mafalda, bounces back in a brand-new exhibition. Quino por Mafalda is taking over the MuHu (Museo del Humor) Munich Factory in Puerto Madero until October 31. Edificio de la Munich, Av. de los Italianos 851, Costanera Sur, Mon-Fri 11-6pm weekends, 10-8pm.10 pesos.

 

Thursday

Courtesy of Florería Atlántico

Courtesy of Florería Atlántico

 

Ditch Palermo (for one night only) and head south to Retiro to one of the hippest bars in town. Part wine store, part florist and a whole lot of bar, Florería Atlántico was voted the best watering-hole in South America in 2013. What are you waiting for? We love the frogs’ legs and their grilled steak. Arroyo 872, Retiro. Tel: 4313-6093.

 

Friday

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Spice up your life with an early dinner, as recommended by our guest blogger Florencia. She says: “You can never go wrong with Korean BBQ. Belen Jung’s Bab offers enough meat to make any Argie feel at home even though it’s located in the heart of the Barrio Coreano. Pork belly (samgyeopsal), skirt steak (anchangsal), marinated beef (bulgogi) and other cuts can be picked from the menu and you get to grill it yourself. In Argentina, the parrilla is usually far from the table and the asador misses all the fun. So it’s quite smart and convenient to have the parrilla set, literally, right on the table. The menu includes loads of veggie banchan (side dishes), kimchi, rice and soup. Best time to go? Korean dinner time, around 6.30/7pm.” Moron 3155, Flores.

 

Weekend

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And of course, we are taking reservations for our epic weekend brunch sessions. Go with an empty tummy, leave with it more than sufficiently filled. HG Restaurant, Soler 5862, Palermo Hollywood. Tel: 3220-6820.

 

This Week: 23-29 June

Monday

Via BASA

Via BASA

Long weekend thanks to the World Cup? Longer week ahead (thanks to the World Cup)? One bar that’s open on the barman’s day of rest is BASA. Head downtown and snap up the Moscow Mule (photo) – head bartender Ludo makes the ginger beer in house. Happy hour from 7pm. BASA Basement Bar, Basavilbaso 1328, Retiro.

 

Tuesday

Via Jocelyn Mandryk

Via Jocelyn Mandryk

 

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

Via Cocina Sunae

Via Cocina Sunae

Southeast Asian restaurant Cocina Sunae recently started to open its doors on Wednesday nights. Avoid the weekend rush and treat yourself to a mid-week spice kick you won’t regret. For a real bang, order a ginger kamikaze.

 

Thursday

Galeria Union via Marina Charles

Galeria Union via Marina Charles

Our guest blogger Marina Charles spilled the beans a few weeks ago, but tonight Galería UNION throws opens its doors to a brand-new street-art exhibit. Featuring works by the distinctive Cabaio who is known for his stencilling, “La Lluvia” presents his vibrant new artworks. Using multiple layers of stencils, he creates works which juxtapose layers of colour, iconic images and typography, using the power and chaos of the city as his inspiration. Opens tonight via invite, open Mon-Fri 12pm-7pm Carlos Calvo 736, San Telmo.

 

Friday

Via Gastronomique

Via Gastronomique

For outdoor drinking and beer on tap, check out new Recoleta pub slash campsite Camping. Although the beer list is short and sweet for the time being, they plan to start making their own brew in the near future. Log in to their WiFi and use their virtual jukebox, which is totally awesome and addictive. Pueyrredón 2501, Recoleta.

 

Weekend

Via Biography

Via Biography

Boris jazz club’s Boris Big Band puts on a special tribute to Duke Ellington this evening. Unmissable for fans of the legendary pianist and composer. 80 pesos. 8pm, Gorriti 5568, Palermo Hollywood.

 

Via GCBA

Via GCBA

Also over the weekend at the Planetarium, there is free star-spotting of the galactic kind. Every Saturday and Sunday from 7pm to 8.30pm.  Av. Sarmiento and Belisario Roldán, Palermo.

This Week: 16-22 June

There’s plenty of down time between World Cup matches – where to watch and how to fill your time once those 90 minutes are over…

Monday

Via MP

Via MP

World Cup mania continues and one of the hot drinking spots is Magdalena’s Party. With two giant screens and a whole heap of food and drink promos as well as a great international crowd, head to this expat haunt for all your Mundial needs. Thames 1795, Palermo Soho.

 

Tuesday

 

Via Shop Hop BA

Via Shop Hop BA

 

Need to get your winter wardrobe fixed up? Allow cool hunter and stylist Sophie Lloyd from Shop Hop BA to lend an expert hand. Her bespoke shopping tours suit all budgets and styles – and can take in tango fashion to lovely leathers and appointment-only showrooms.

 

Wednesday

Courtesy of Usted Está Aquí Experience

Courtesy of Usted Está Aquí Experience

 

Following its glorious success in 2013, Usted Está Aquí, the interactive theatre experience created 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, 8pm, 8.30pm, 9pm, 9.30pm, also Sundays, Ciudad Cultural Konex, Sarmiento 3131, Almagro. 100 pesos.

 

Thursday

Via Pablo Sánchez

Via Pablo Sánchez

 

Got a yen for some real beer? Check out the closed-door Bröeders craft beer night. Two Argentine brothers brew up a storm in Palermo and you get to sample three different types of pint. Book a communal table with friends or keep it intimate with a table for two. You’ll also be well fed with some delicious treats from the NOLA chef Liza Puglia, so expect some southern spice and flavour. We love her fried chicken!

 

Friday

Via PicGifs

Via PicGifs

 

 

Argentina’s favourite cartoonist, Joaquín Lavado AKA Quino who created the effervescent Mafalda, bounces back in a brand-new exhibition. Quino por Mafalda is taking over the MuHu (Museo del Humor) Munich Factory in Puerto Madero until October 31. Edificio de la Munich, Av. de los Italianos 851, Costanera Sur, Mon-Fri 11-6pm weekends, 10-8pm.10 pesos.

 

Weekend

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The second Argentina game take place on Saturday at 1pm – so where will you be watching? One tip is La Dorita for an all-inclusive steak and beer extravaganza. Humboldt and Costa Rica, Palermo Hollywood.

 

Every Sunday, Graffiti Mundo runs a bike tour to check out some street art hotspots around the city. Get your pedal on and bring your artist’s eye to the three-to-four hour tour around Palermo and check out works such as this rather appropriate stencil by Cabaio.

Guest Blogger: Marina Charles

Marina Charles, co-founder of graffitimundo, shares her favourite art hot spots in Buenos Aires.

Via Post Street Bar

Via Post Street Bar

Buenos Aires is home to some extremely creative talents, particularly within the street art scene. We created graffitimundo in order to promote this incredible scene and its artists.    Here are a few of my favourite art stores and galleries, some street art related, some not, though all these spaces give an insight into what makes this city’s underground art scene so special.   Galería Patio del Liceo

via Pateo Liceo

via Pateo Liceo

Set in a former shopping arcade, this is a real hub of creativity filled with artists’ workshops, galleries, bookshops and independent clothing and design stores. It comes alive on Friday nights with exhibition opening parties on every floor. It’s an excellent place to buy cutting-edge art. Galería Patio del Liceo, Av Santa Fé 2729, Barrio Norte (no telephone)   Ruby Gallery

Via Ruby Gallery

Via Ruby Gallery

The very talented Irana Douer is an illustrator, curator and gallery owner. After years of working with artists all over the world she recently opened Ruby Gallery in the charming, low-key barrio of Colegiales. It showcases emerging Argentine artists work as well as ceramics, jewellery, clothing and fanzines. Ruby Gallery, Céspedes 3065, Colegiales (no telephone)   Post Bar/Hollywood in Cambodia

Via Lataco

Via Lataco

This is graffitimundo’s second home: Hollywood in Cambodia represents the heart of urban art culture in Buenos Aires. Run by a group of stencil artists, the gallery holds monthly changing exhibitions from urban artists as well as housing a huge array of artwork. You can find an original artwork for a really reasonable price. Post Bar is the adjoining bar decorated with thousands of stencils. Don’t miss the terrace upstairs. Post Bar/Hollywood in Cambodia, Thames 1885, Palermo Soho (no telephone)

Galeria UNION
Galeria Union via Marina Charles

Galeria Union via Marina Charles

Our very own gallery based in a period building in San Telmo, this beautiful space unites artists from across South America in a celebration of contemporary and urban art. The exhibitions change every three months and showcases the most exciting South American urban talents. 
 
Galeria UNION, Carlos Calvo 736, San Telmo, 011 3683 3219

Cualquier Verdura

Via Cool Hunting Project

Via Cool Hunting Project

Located in a 19th-century house in the historic San Telmo barrio, retro toys, vintage furniture and stylish kitchenware decorate each room and it’s all for sale. You can spend hours browsing here. The painted patio adorned with cat and bird-like characters is the work of Tec and Defi, two well-known local urban artists. Cualquier Verdura, Humberto 1º 517, San Telmo, 011 4300 2474

Marina Charles is director of Galeria UNION which works with contemporary and urban artists from across South America, and co-founder of graffitimundo, a non profit arts organisation supporting artists in Buenos Aires.

This Week: 9-15 June

Monday

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Pit your wit (and knowledge) against the quiz master at the Pub Quiz Buenos Aires tonight. With three rounds of 10 general knowledge questions and one themed round of 25 questions, you’ll either be breezing through with a perfect score or scratching your head in extreme bafflement. 7.30pm for an 8pm start, La Cigale, 25 de Mayo 597 (corner of Tucumán). 15 pesos.

 

But, if your neurones aren’t quite up to scratch this evening, head to Pipi Cucu for a soul-gathering jazz piano session. Gera Cerruti will be tinkling the old joanna, this and every Monday evening. Ftom 9.30pm. Ciudad de la Paz 557, Belgrano. Tel: 4551-9314.

 

Tuesday

Via Rey de Copas

Via Rey de Copas

 

Some might think it’s crazy that Rey de Copas has just opened up a brand-new terrace in time for winter, but rain or shine, hot or cold, you can still sip on a mojito all year long. Thank goodness for that! Gorriti 5176, Palermo Soho.

 

Wednesday

Via Fuudis

Via Fuudis

 

For  an alternative dining experience, look no further than Fuudis. Promising three restaurants in one evening in San Telmo on their monthly barrio tour, diners will dip into Chochán, Amorinda Tutto Pasta and Aldo’s Vinoteca & Restorán over the course of an evening. Sociable and gastronomical at the same time, all foodies will love this night out.

 

Thursday

Via Gallery Nights

Via Gallery Nights

 

Some people might be getting in a right old state about the FIFA World Cup kicking off today, but others will be way more excited at the latest edition of Gallery Nights. With more bubbles,music and art than you can shake a stick at, also catch live music at galleries with extended openings around Recoleta and Retiro. 7pm-10pm. Tonight only.

 

Friday

Via Sabe la tierra

Via Sabe la tierra

The organic and sustainable Sabe la tierra market leaves its regular abode in the northern suburbs and head to Palermo for the weekend. Besides fruit and veg, organic chicken, eggs, wholewheat bread, oil, algas and teas, you can also expect  designers, sustainable businesses, co-ops and NGOs taking part. Galpón de Milagros, Gorriti 5417, Palermo. Today 6pm-11pm, Saturday 11-11pm, Sunday 11am-7pm.

 

Weekend

Argentina’s first World Cup game against Bosnia and Herzegovina takes place in Rio de Janeiro on Sunday at 6pm. Catch it  where you can: in all good restaurants, bars, cafés, clothes stores, design stores, shopping malls, plazas…

Via GCBA

Via GCBA

Also over the weekend at the Planetarium, there is free star-spotting of the galactic kind. Every Saturday and Sunday from 7pm to 8.30pm.  Av. Sarmiento and Belisario Roldán, Palermo.

Guest Blogger: Florencia’s spicy bites

Asado, check. Empanadas, check. Pizza, milanesas and pasta, check. By now you have covered most of the Argentine cuisine staples and you are in the utmost need of some different porteño flavours that can be found within BA.

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Bab

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You can never go wrong with Korean BBQ. Belen Jung’s Bab offers enough meat to make any Argie feel at home even though it’s located in the heart of the Barrio Coreano. Pork belly (samgyeopsal), skirt steak (anchangsal), marinated beef (bulgogi) and other cuts can be picked from the menu and you get to grill it yourself. In Argentina, the parrilla is usually far from the table and the asador misses all the fun. So it’s quite smart and convenient to have the parrilla set, literally, right on the table. The menu includes loads of veggie banchan (side dishes), kimchi, rice and soup. Best time to go? Korean dinner time, around 6.30/7pm. Moron 3155, Flores.

 

Fukuro Noodle Bar

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Three words: ramen, dumplings, dumplings. In that order. The upcoming winter and the perfect excuse to have some legit ramen soup and quite probably, my favourite dumplings in the whole city. Japanese-inspired stools make it really cool for those who like to eat alone or a 1:1 company. Costa Rica 5514, Palermo Hollywood.

 

Chan Chan

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Spicy Peruvian food with fresh ingredients and at affordable prices. The menu is not very extensive but you will find the basics: ceviche, chicharron, chicha morada and pisco sour. Best at early noon when it’s not too crowded. Hipólito Yrigoyen 1390, Congreso.

 

Club Sueco

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Located on the fifth floor in the barrio of Monserrat, you’d never guess there is a Swedish place. Except if you pass by and see the flag hanging outside. during the week at lunch time, you can find a very attractive executive menu. They offer tastings of salmon, lacha, and during winter their soups are to die for. Tacuarí 147, Monserrat.

 

iLatina

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Latin American closed-door restaurant. The Colombian siblings who run this place have reached perfection from the moment you sit on the lovely table. The dinner course it has seven steps plus wine which will leave you full and happy. And wanting to come back. Murillo 725, Villa Crespo.

 

You can follow Florencia on Twitter @Florencia and @140FoodReviews

All photos via Florencia, except Club Sueco (Trip Advisor).

This Week: 2-8 June

Monday

Pum Pum via GM

Pum Pum via GM

Feet itching to do some unusual sightseeing? Aiming to promote the urban art scene in Buenos Aires, Graffitimundo offers off-the-beaten path tours of the city’s varied street art. Group, bike and private tours highlight these unique murals and the political and social context behind them.

Tuesday

Via Ciudad Emergente

Via Ciudad Emergente

We’re giving you an advanced warning dressed up as a polite reminder so you can get FREE tickets to Fuerza Bruta at the Ciudad Emergente arts festival, which kicks off later in the week.  This watery wonder of a show is some of the best dance and acrobatics around, wowing audiences around the world. 12pm, tickets in advance today only from the Information stand at CC Recoleta, Junin 1930, Recoleta. Shows start at 1.30pm.

 

Wednesday

Via Ciudad Emergente

Via Ciudad Emergente

 

One of Buenos Aires’ finest free festivals returns for another edition. Ciudad Emergente, now in its seventh year, promises turns from Fuerza Bruta, Hip Hop Battles, street art, a retrospective of the Rolling Stones, fashion shows, stand-up comedy, more than 200 bands and artists playing live music and plenty more. Starts today until Sunday 8. For full schedule, click here. CC Recoleta, Junin 1930, Recoleta. Free.

 

Thursday

Via The Ovnis

Via The Whistles

 

With a huge list of activities going on at Ciduad Emergente, our pick for today is local musical heroes The Ovnis. Their brand of new wave, post punk that harks back to the 1970s will get you jumping up and down. 6pm, CC Recoleta, Junin 1930, Recoleta.

 

Friday

Via Puro Tico Rico

Via Puro Tico Rico

 

Time for some traditional culture. Once the home of sculptor Rogelio Yrurtia, this beautiful colonial house-turned-museum displays his belongings including interesting objects, textiles (which he collected) and ceramics, many from China, Japan, Holland and Java, a collection of Argentine paintings, and many of his own sculptures and sketches of some of the city monuments which he was responsible for. Museo Casa de Yrurtia, O Higgins 2390, Belgrano. Tue-Fri 1pm-7pm, Sat-Sun 3pm-7pm. Closed on national holidays.

 

Weekend

 

Via Salta Conmigo

Via Salta Conmigo

El Mercado de Pulgas flea market in Palermo – not to be confused with the outdoor antique market surrounding Plaza Dorrego in San Telmo – is a great place for knick-knacks, antique furniture and unique finds. The market offers all sorts of distinctive objects from all around the globe due to the colorful migratory history of the country. Also keep your eyes peeled for some interesting urban art in the area. Tuesday to Sunday, 10am to 7pm, Dorrego and Alvarez Thomas, Palermo Hollywood and Colegiales.