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If you’re planning to visit the city center to see the Obelisco, stop by the Palacio de Aguas Corrientes (palace of running waters) on Cordoba Avenue and Riobamba. The stunning building is now Aguas Argentinas´ (the local water company headquarters) and is also a museum. Open from 9am-1pm. Riobamba 750 – 1° Piso. 6319-1104.
You can also stop by Centro Cultural Konex where famous percussion group, La Bomba del Tiempo, will be carrying out their Monday show starting at 7pm. Sarmiento 3151, Almagro.
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Try some mate, practice some Spanish and meet new people at the Tuesday Mate Conversation Club that starts at 6.30pm. Sign up at firstname.lastname@example.org . Uruguay 862, downtown.
Stop by the Casa del Bicentenario to check out the new exhibit, Legado Vivo, which showcases elements from Wichi and Maori cultures. Riobamba 985, downtown
Later on, at 10pm in the Abasto Neighborhood, the contemporary tango group Orquesta Típica Fernandez Fierro will be staging a live show. Sánchez de Bustamante 764, Abasto.
(Lucharemos hasta borrar la ley- Sebastián Diaz Morales)
The MALBA will be inaugurating two new exhibits, one of renowned Argentine artist Rogelio Poleccelo, and the other of a collection of video art by different artists that depict controversial historical events. Av. Figueroa Alcorta 3415, Palermo.
At 8pm, the Buenos Aires Philharmonic Orchestra will be presenting clarinet pieces by John Corigliano and Antonin Dvorak at the Colón Theatre. Tickets here.
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Head to the new Centro Cultural Kirchner, which used to be the post office headquarters, and check out the exhibits on mail art and Sophie Calle. At 5pm, there will also be a performance by Fernando Rubio called Todo lo que está a mi lado. Sarmiento 151, downtown.
At 8.30pm, experience the Argentine football sentiment at one of the city bars with TV screens where you can drink beer, nibble on empanadas and watch the Copa America football match against Colombia with the locals.
Saturday and Sunday
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Book your place at UCO´s unique weekend brunch, now revamped with an Irish version as well! 3220-6800. Soler 5862,Palermo.
Throughout June, every Saturday at 10pm, renowned Argentine folklore and jazz artist, Luis Salinas, will be playing a live show at Torcuato Tasso. Defensa 1575, San Telmo
On Saturday evening, the Colón Theatre will be staging a concert by the Budapest Festival Orchestra (tickets here), and on Sunday at 11 am, the Mendoza University Choir will be presenting a medeley of choral pieces (tickets are free- 2 per person- and handed out on a first come first serve basis at the Theatre’s ticket office on Saturday)
Stop by the Palermo Rosedal where you can rent paddle boats to cruise the small lake alongside the ducks, and visit the Sivori Museum, which offers free tours in English and German on Saturdays at 3pm and 5pm! Av. Infanta Isabel 555, Palermo.