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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.