We Recommend: Graffitimundo Tours

(Photo by dandeluca)

Street art has become increasingly popular in cities worldwide and has resignified art by brining it out of the academic context and into the city for every passer-by to see. Buenos Aires of course, with it’s flourishing artistic and design community,  is no exception, and it is common to find stunning visuals painted onto once forgotten walls of the different neighborhoods, which thanks to the intervention of young and cutting edge artists have recovered their appeal.

Aiming to promote the urban art scene in Buenos Aires, Graffitimundo offers off the beaten path tours of the city’s street art. Group tours, Bike tours and Private tours are available for those interested in learning more about these unique murals and the political and social context behind them.  For those looking to get involved in the creative process itself they offer a great stencil workshop as well.

More information on Graffitimundo tours, workshops and local street artists here.

5 Parties Not to Miss

Club Severino Cool Beats night by Francisco Marise

Club Severino

This is the place to go on a Monday night for some hip-hop, R&B, rap, pop and retro rock. A great place to start the week off partying and, a good option to continue the party after La Bomba del Tiempo.

Club Severino

Hipolito Yrigoyen 851, Downtown

Monday’s 11.30pm

Dengue Dancing at Gong

This Thursday underground party is set in a seventies style mirrored floor with red lights and plenty of retro dancers who move to the carefully selected music all night long. The place to go for a kitsch, sexy night of fun.

Dengue Dancing at Gong

Cordoba 634, Downtown

Happy Hour 11.30pm-12.30pm

Club 69 at Niceto Club

This wild Thursday party has been going for more than a decade now displaying a burlesque show, glitter clad transvestites, clowns and belly dancers and more. Bizarre, colorful, and entertaining this jam-packed party doesn’t stop until the break of dawn.

Niceto Club

Niceto Vega 5510, Palermo

Thursdays 11pm (Keep in mind that partying here doesn’t really start until 2am)

Ploox! at Wanna Club

These Friday parties have recently become a part of the city nightlife promising to be Miguel Salas and Will Aquinos next big hit after their popular Hip Hop Wednesday parties at Sugar. National and international DJs get  both the local and the foreign adult crowds going, promising a night of fun and non-stop dancing.

Ploox

Juan B. Justo 1636, Palermo

Fridays 12pm-6am

Fiestas Bubamara

This upbeat monthly party is inspired in Balcanic music and gipsy style.  They were born in 2002 from a wave of artistic youth who came across the films and music of Emir Kusturica  and decided to bring the increasingly popular gipsy aesthetic to the city nightlife. Now a days the parties have become so popular they have spread across the country offering boisterous nights of dancing, live acts and video projections in an unconventional party setting.

Check out Bubamaras Facebook page for news on their upcoming parties.

Off the Beaten Path: Museo Casa de Yrurtia

(Canto al Trabajo- Rogelio Yrurtia by puroticorico)

Once the home of sculptor Rogelio Yrurtia, this beautiful colonial house displays his belongings including interesting objects, textiles (which he collected) and ceramics, many from China, Japan, Holland and Java, a collection of Argentine paintings, and many of his own sculptures and sketches of some of the city monuments which he was responsible for. Amongst the monuments you may have seen whilst walking through the city are  “Canto al trabajo” on Paseo Colon and Independencia in San Telmo, “Justicia” in the Tribunales Palace, and Monument to Coronel Dorrego on Suipacha and Viamonte amongst others.

Museo Casa de Yrurtia

O Higgins 2390, Belgrano

4781-0385

Opening hours: Tue-Fri 1pm-7pm, Sat-Sun 3pm-7pm. Closed on national holidays.

Buenos Aires Nightlife #5

For those of you who prefer partying options that don’t involve excesively loud electronic music and huge nightclubs, or for those who are looking for some alternative fun, these three venues are worthwhile checking out!

El Living

El Living is a resto/lounge-club recreating a living room feel with lamps, couches, retro TVs and screens on which video clips and film clips are screened. The main room usually features classic 80’s and 90’s rock music whilst The Green Room has a more varied play list, both with vjs and a cool laid back atmosphere. This is definitely the place to go if you’re not that into heavy clubbing but still want a great late night out in the city with good music and a lively buzzing scene.

M.T. de Alvear 1540, Barrio Norte

+54 11 4815-3379 ‎

www.living.com.ar

living@living.com.ar

Club 74

This small disco, funk and soul nightclub opened in 1958 and has been kept alive by its owners ever since, evolving with the times and fashions until the 70’s and 80’s where they decided to remain. Now a day, the same vinyls from that era are spun for a fun loving crowd that dances uninhibited on its funky lit up dance floor on Saturdays. The psychedelic decor of the place also maintains the now retro style that was once the latest trend making this club an off the beaten path experience in itself.

Av. Figueroa Alcorta 7474, Belgrano

4782-4588

www.club74.com.ar

info@club74.com.ar

El Podesta Super Club de Copas

The Podesta is a popular club in Palermo with two seating and dancing areas where you can both move to 80’s, 90’s, classic dance tunes and moderate electronic music on the top floor,  or sit down for drinks and chat with friends.  The crowd is as cool as the place, which meshes both upbeat fun with laid back comfortable. Open Fridays, Saturdays and Holidays.

Armenia 1740, Palermo

4832-2776

www.podestafotos.com