This Week: 27th of July to 2nd of August

Monday

fugazetta

(Photo by Wally Gobetz)

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.

In the afternoon, from 5.30pm to 7.30pm, you can stop by the Fierro Hotel garden and grab a couple of cocktails at the new UCO after office event! 3220-6800. Soler 5862, Palermo.

You can also head to the Centro Cultural Konex where famous percussion group, La Bomba del Tiempo, will be carrying out their Monday show starting at 7pm. Sarmiento 3151, Almagro.

For some great post-dancing fugazzeta pizza, go to the nearby Los Cocos. Av Córdoba 3303, Almagro

Tuesday

rain

(Photo by Nicolas Alejandro)

The weather forecast anticipates some stormy weather for Tuesday so make sure to check out our rainy day suggestions here and have an umbrella handy.

Also, it’s free pass day at the San Telmo centered MAMBA museum which is featuring a must-see showcase of renowned Argentine artist Leon Ferrari’s work.  Av. San Juan 350, San Telmo.

Later on, stop by the Centro Cultural Recoleta and catch one of the stunning Fuerza Bruta shows. Tickets here. 

Wednesday

martha

(Photo by Ministerio de Cultura de la Nación Argentina)

Head to the annual Tecnopolis Fair in the outskirts of the city featuring scientific, artistic and technology exhibits, as well as an ice-skating rink and an aquarium. J.B. de la Salle 4365, Villa Martelli.

In the evening, Martha Argerich will be playing with the West-Easter Divan orchestra under the direction of Daniel Barenboim at the Colón Theatre. Tickets here.

Thursday

la rural

(Photo by David Lima Cohen)

The Expo Rural is still taking place until Sunday featuring horse shows, folklore, farm animals and more. More information here.

In the evening, Martha Argerich will be playing with the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra under the direction of Daniel Barenboim at the Colón Theatre. Tickets here.

Friday

Take one of FotoRuta’s Street Scape tours and learn some photography tips while discovering the city from a different angle. More information here.

From 6pm onwards, the MALBA will be screening Chaplin, Keaton, and Dreyer films, and to wrap up after midnight, Robert Weine’s famous The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari. Also, make sure to tour the museum before the screenings, and check out the new exhibit of Peruvian artist Teresa Burga. Av. Figueroa Alcorta 3415, Palermo.

Saturday and Sunday

reserva

(Photo by Klaus Balzano)

Book your place at UCO´s unique weekend brunch, now revamped with an Irish version as well! 3220-6800Soler 5862, Palermo.

Head to the Ecological Reserve behind Puerto Madero and look for the stunning monument La Fuente de las Nereidas which depicts the birth of Venus, and was sculpted by Lola Mora, one of Argentina’s most renowned women artists.

You can also 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.

This Week: 20-26th of July

Monday

frienday

(Photo by Kompania Piwowarska)

Check out the MALBA’s two new exhibits, one of controversial Argentine artist Rogelio Polesello, and the other of a collection of video art by different artists that depict important historical and socio-political events. Av. Figueroa Alcorta 3415, Palermo.

The country will also be celebrating Friendship Day, as it does every 20th of July, so make sure to book in advance for shows and restaurants. Taste the special menu created at UCO Restaurant for the occasion, and join the fun at one of the city bars or at the classic Monday party by La Bomba del Tiempo at Centro Cultural Konex!

Tuesday

Take one of Foto Ruta’s Street Scape tours and learn some photography tips while discovering the city from a different angle. More information here.

Last chance to catch the Cavalleria Rusticana and Pagliacci opera productions at the Colón Theatre! Tickets here.

Wednesday

nereidas

(Photo by Ignacio Sanz)

Head to the Ecological Reserve behind Puerto Madero and look for the stunning monument La Fuente de las Nereidas which depicts the birth of Venus, and was sculpted by Lola Mora, one of Argentina’s most renowned women artists.

At 6pm, stop by the Centro Cultural Recoleta and catch one of the stunning Fuerza Bruta shows. Tickets here. 

Thursday

The annual Expo Rural kicks off until Sunday featuring horse shows, folklore, farm animals and more. More information here.

Later on, don’t miss Cuban jazz artist Gonzalo Rubalcaba at the Centro Cultural Kirchner starting at 9pm. Tickets are free and must be picked up on a first come first serve basis two hours prior to the show. Bouchard 350, downtown.

Friday

asado

(Photo by Antonio García)

Friday is a day for indulging! Book your place for the full parrilla experience with Parrilla Tour. These filling excursions, which take place in San Telmo on Fridays, will surely leave you satisfied.

On Friday, Saturday and Sunday evening, Daniel Barenboim and Martha Argerich will be playing live concerts with the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra at the Colón Theatre. Tickets here.

Saturday and Sunday

Book your place at UCO´s unique weekend brunch, now revamped with an Irish version as well! 3220-6800Soler 5862, Palermo.

On Saturday and Sunday evening, Daniel Barenboim and Martha Argerich will be playing live concerts with the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra at the Colón Theatre. Tickets here.

On Saturday and Sunday you can also head to the Palermo Racetracks where the monthly Buenos Aires Market event will be taking place, offering great produce and food in a colorful outdoor setting! Avenida Libertador and Dorrego.

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.

This Week: 13th-19th of July

Monday

reading

(Photo by Andreas Kristensson)

Ernest Hemingway was right when he said “there’s no friend as loyal as a book”, specially on a rainy Monday. Head to the Ateneo Grand Splendid or by one of these other recommended Buenos Aires bookstores and spend time over coffee and medialunas with your buddy of choice!

Later on, 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.

Tuesday

violin

(Photo by Photo Phiend)

As Shakespeare once said, “the Earth has music for those who listen” so why not head to Museo Isaac Fernández Blanco in the stunning Palacio Noel where a special collection of instruments is exhibited? Suipacha 1422, downtown.

In the evening, the Earth will be tuning sentiments of passion and jealousy at the Colón Theatre where the new opera productions of Pagliacci and Cavallería Rusticana will be staged this week. Functions are on the 14th, 16th, 17th, 18th and 21st of July.  Tickets here.

Wednesday

antiquetoys

(Photo by PINKÉ)

Irish dramatist George Bernard Shaw is credited with a popular phrase that says “you don’t stop playing because you grow old, you grow old because you stop playing”, so skip the wrinkle cream and head to the Museo del Humor, behind Puerto Madero, and check out the antique toy exhibit before exploring the sights at the nearby Ecologic Reserve. Av. de los Italianos 851, Costanera Sur.

Later on, play with your senses at one of Anuva’s wine tasting events. Book your place in advance here.

Thursday

barolo

(Photo by José María Pérez Nuñez)

If “the road to paradise starts in hell” as Dante Alighieri ominously claimed, then better get to the bottom of it fast and start climbing as soon as possible! The Palacio Barolo, a local architectonic landmark inspired by the poet’s Divine Comedy is a quick way to ascend to heaven where you can stay after the tour for a tango lesson starting at 6pm! More information here.

Later on, try a heavenly 7 course menu at UCO Restaurant which is headed by Irish chef Ed Holloway. Soler 5862, Palermo. 3220 6800.

Friday

stars

(Photo by NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center)

According to Oscar Wilde, “we are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars” so make sure to join the stargazers and  stop by the Planetarium after strolling through the Palermo promenades.

In the evening, party like a rockstar at one of our favorite Buenos Aires nightclubs.

Saturday and Sunday

horse

(Photo by Paul)

“There’s no denying the wild horse in us” according to Virginia Woolf, so pick the one you want to win, place your bets and embrace the spirit of the race at the Palermo Racetracks this weekend.  Av. Del Libertador 4101, Palermo.

Of course, don’t forget to get your healthy dose of juices, pastries, and other delicacies first at UCO Restaurant’s grade A brunch! Soler 5862, Palermo. 3220 6800.

On Saturday, Fuerza Bruta kicks off their stunning performances once again at the Centro Cultural Recoleta. Get your tickets here.

This week: 6-12th of July

Monday

violetas

(Photo by Capitu (ou Marcela))

Check out the MALBA’s two new exhibits, one of controversial Argentine artist Rogelio Polesello, and the other of a collection of video art by different artists that depict important historical and socio-political events. Av. Figueroa Alcorta 3415, Palermo.

In the afternoon, stop for some churros with dulce de leche at La Giralda or for some tea and sweet treats at the traditional Confitería Las Violetas and then work off those medialunas by dancing at the nearby Centro Cultural Konex where La Bomba del Tiempo, a percussion orchestra that has become one of the local musts, will be showing off their drumming skills. Sarmiento 3131, Abasto. 4864-3200

Tuesday

foucault

(Photo by thierry ehrmann)

Stop by the Centro Cultural Borges and check out artist Hugo Echarri’s exhibit inspired by Foucault’s famous Discipline and Punish. Florida 373, Dowtown.

Try some mate, practice some Spanish and meet new people at the Tuesday Mate Conversation Club that starts at 6.30pm. Sign up at mateclubdeconversacion@gmail.com . Uruguay 862, downtown.

Wednesday

purgatorio

(Photo by José María Perez Nuñez)

One of the city’s architectural landmarks is the famous Palacio Barolo, full of references to poet Dante Alighieri. Guided tours take place from 4pm to 7pm and evening guided tours at 8.30pm include tasting of an awarded wine and a national delicacy. Av. de Mayo 1370, downtown.

From 9pm onwards you can stop by Isabel Bar in Palermo, one of the hottest nightspots for cocktails in the city. Uriarte 1664, Palermo. 

Thursday

pastelitos

(Photo by Jaan-Cornelius K.)

Thursday is a national holiday as Argentina celebrates its Independence Day. Stop by Avenida de Mayo for traditional hot chocolate and churros at one of the renowned café’s or head to Feria de Mataderos to catch some local folklore and other typical festivities.

Friday

Book your place for the full parrilla experience with Parrilla Tour. These filling excursions, which take place in San Telmo on Fridays, will surely leave you satisfied.

At 10pm catch Fritz Lang’s masterpiece, Metropolis with live music by the National Film Chamber Orchestra at the MALBAAv. Figueroa Alcorta 3415, Palermo.

Saturday and Sunday

Piano keyboard with phantom hands and Piano man Sheet Music and Mic. Black and white sepia image www.JamesInsogna.com

(Photo by Bo Insogna, TheLightningM)

Book your place at UCO´s unique weekend brunch, now revamped with an Irish version as well! 3220-6800Soler 5862, Palermo.

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.

Throughout the weekend, check out the performances taking place as part of the Festival Piano Piano at the Centro Cultural Kirchner. More information here