This Week: 29th of June- 5th of July

Monday

la giralda

(Photo by jennifer yin)

A rainy winter forecast makes for the perfect chance to browse through books at the Ateneo Grand Splendid, one of the most beautiful bookstores in the world.

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

vic

(Photo by Paradasos)

Renowned artist Vic Muniz, who makes art from food and other unlikely materials, will be showcasing his work in the Retiro area at the Universidad Nacional Tres de Febrero until the 14th of September. Av. Antartida Argentina 1355, downtown.

At 8.30pm, the Argentine football team will be playing the semi-final round of the copa América against Paraguay.

At 9pm, don’t miss the free concert by the Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional that will be interpreting pieces of Russian classical music at the Centro Cultural Kirchner. Two tickets per person will be handed out on a first come first serve basis two hours prior to the function. Bouchard 350, Downtown.

Wednesday

cocktail

(Photo by Edson Hong)

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

door

(Photo by chany crystal)

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

In the evening, call up to book your place at Colegiales based closed door restaurant Treinta Sillas and sample a flavorful meal paired with delicious wines. 4492-7046

Friday

steak

(Photo by Nic Taylor)

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.

In the evening, at 7pm, the Festival Piano Piano kicks off at the Centro Cultural Kirchner with performances by Hernán Jacinto and Danilo Pérez. More information 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 at 5pm, head to the Punte de la Mujer in Puerto Madero, dressed in white and with a mirror, to participate in an artistic performance by renowned Argentine artist Marta Minujín.

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: 1st-7th of June

Monday

mundos

(Photo by Roger Schultz)

Kick off the month at the Ateneo Grand Splendid bookstore, considered to be one of the most beautiful in the world, and read something enticing over a cup of coffee. Av. Santa Fe 1860, Recoleta.

In the evening, 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

Volatil felicidad (Fleeting Happiness) is the new photography exhibit taking place at Parque de la Memoria, which gathers a collection of images from Argentina in the nineties. Rafael Obligado 6745, Costanera.

In the evening, at 8pm, Russian pianist Evgeni Kissin will be staging a live concert at the Colón Theatre. Tickets here.

Wednesday

barolo

(Photo by LostInIN)

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.

At 7pm, head to La Trastienda for their Brazilian Wednesday event, Miércoles Carinhosos, and dance all the way past midnight. Balcarce 460, San Telmo.

Thursday

art

(Photo by Helga Weber)

The biggest art fair of Latin America kicks off its four day marathon on Thursday promising for a weekend full of creative surprises. Find more information here.

In the evening, the Buenos Aires Philharmonic Orchestra and Pipa Gao Hong as a soloist will be presenting Sang Keije’s Lovers’ Besieged, amongst other classical pieces 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.

In the evening, French film fans can catch a screening of Godard’s masterpiece Contempt at 7.30 and 10pm at the Teatro San Martín. Av. Corrientes 1530, Downtown.

Saturday and Sunday

origami

(Photo by Gerwin Sturm)

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

Throughout the weekend, there will be an origami exhibit at the Japanese Gardens in Palermo. Av. Casares 2966, 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.

Argentine Talents: Nazareno Orlandi

(Photo by Guillermo Tomoyose)

Born in Italy 1861 and later nationalized as an Argentine, Nazareno Orlandi was both a prolific painter and muralist.  He studied in Florence and was commissioned by the Argentine government to help remodel the government headquarters in Buenos Aires where he ended up making his home and most of his murals. Some of his best know work can be appreciated at a few of the city’s most emblematic architectural landmarks such as the Casa de la Cultura, the Atenéo Grand Splendid, Teatro La Comedia and Palacio Paz, all well worth visiting for their beauty. He also painted in the San Telmo church and in the San Salvador church on the corners of Tucuman and Callao. His work was not only limited to Buenos Aires as he also participated in the painting of murals in Córdoba and Santa Fé and exhibited internationally wining many awards.

This Week in Buenos Aires

Monday

(Photo by sapiamaia)

Start the week by browsing books and sitting down for a read over coffee at the stunning Ateneo Grand Splendid. The impressive bookstore is considered to be one of the most beautiful in the world.

In the evening don’t miss out on La Bomba del Tiempo, a percussion orchestra that has become one of the local absolute musts.  For some great post dancing pizza, head to nearby Los Cocos and order a fugazetta pizza, an onion and mozzarella local specialty.

 

Ateneo Grand Splendid

Av. Santa Fe 1860

4813.6052

 

La Bomba del Tiempo at Centro Cultural Konex

Sarmiento 3131, Abasto

4864-3200

 

Los Cocos

Córdoba, Av. 3303, Almagro

4963-0457

 

Tuesday

(Photo by doisporai)

Head to the Museo de Arte Hispano Americano where an impressive display of antique and religious objects, furniture, silver, and paintings dating back to the 1700´s are sure to take you back to a key historic moment where two very different cultures collided to define what South America is today. The museum will also be showcasing a special exhibit of renowned photographer Franz Mayer’s work.

Live jazz and tarot readings will be held at Centro Cultural Matienzo staring 6pm.

 

Museo de Arte Hispanoamericano

Isaac Fernández Blanco

Suipacha 1422

4327.0272

 

Centro Cultural Matienzo

Matienzo 2424, Belgrano

info@ccmatienzo.com.ar

15-6610-1520

 

Wednesday

Head to the Carlos Gardel Museum to see the special exhibit on Tita Merello, a famous Argentine actress and singer.

In the evening Manu Chao will be playing at Estadio Malvinas Argentinas. Tickets available here.

 

Museo Carlos Gardel

Jean Jaures 735, Abasto

4964-2015

 

Estadio Malvinas Argentinas

Gutemberg 360, Caballito

 

Thursday

(Photo by neural.it)

The Cultura y Media 6 festival kicks of on Thursday and runs through to Saturday showcasing visual art work and mixed media which incorporates new technology and interesting ways of rethinking culture. Check out the full program here.

Book your place for the Fierro Hotel’s Thursday wine tasting and sample some great Argentine wines, chosen by the president of the Argentine Sommelier Association Andres Rosberg and in-house Sommelier Martin Bruno.  Tastings cost 25 USD per person and are limited to 7 people.

 

Fierro Hotel Buenos Aires

Soler 5862, Palermo

3220-6800

 

Friday

(Photo by blmurch)

Take a day trip to the local bakery, butcher shop and market where Teresita will show you all the traditional foods and ingredients. Afterwards go back to her home and learnt to make empanadas before having a delicious gourmet 4-course meal with wine pairings! More on Teresita’s culinary tour here.

In the evening head to the Teatro Verdi to participate in the great milonga that will be held as part of the Festival de Tango de La Boca! (make sure to arrange for transport to and from the location with the Hotel as La Boca is dodgy at night).

 

Teatro Verdi

Almirante Brown 763, La Boca.

4361-2547

4361-7837

 

Saturday and Sunday

(Photo by El Garza)

The IV Festival de Musica de la Revolucion Mejicana will be held at the Palermo Rosedal this Saturday starting at midday and offering a variety of activities related to the Mexican revolution including live music and a food and culture fair. Av. Alcorta and Sarmiento.

The annual Campeonato Abierto de Polo is being held every Saturday and Sunday until the 10th of December at the Campo Argentino de Polo. This is a great chance for those looking to participate in a truly Argentine experience and watch top quality Polo. Tickets available here. Av. Del Libertador 4350, Palermo. 4777-8005