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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.