(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
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org . Uruguay 862, downtown.
(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.
(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.
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 MALBA. Av. Figueroa Alcorta 3415, Palermo.
Saturday and Sunday
(Photo by Bo Insogna, TheLightningM)
Book your place at UCO´s unique weekend brunch, now revamped with an Irish version as well! 3220-6800. Soler 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