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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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
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“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.