This Week April 14-20

Monday

Via Jocelyn Mandryk

Via Jocelyn Mandryk

It’s Día del Gourmet (Gourmet Day) today so we’d encourage you to take advantage of the final day of BA Food Week and drop by Hernán Gipponi Restaurant for dinner. Instead of the usual One Table dining experience, our doors are open with the special three-course dinner menu. Failing that, why not treat yourself to something tasty and gourmand from one of these places. Tuesday

Via FS BA

Via FS BA

If you’ve little time to check out the sport of kings, this might be the next best thing. Inspired by polo, Pony Line at the Four Seasons is scoring plenty of goals, thanks to its fabulous cocktails, artisan beers and delicious bar snacks. Smart and sophisticated, you’ll want to stay until the end of the chukkas. Posadas 1086, Recoleta. Wednesday

Courtesy of Usted Está Aquí Experience

Courtesy of Usted Está Aquí Experience

Following its glorious success in 2013, Usted Está Aquí, the interactive theater experience by directors Natalia Chami and Romina Bulacio Sak is back for its second season. Without spoiling the plot, prepare for the unexpected as you’re transported to different towns, cities, countries and situations as you rove around the Tardis-like Konex, accompanied by a huge cast. Fun and fantastic. Four shows, from 8pm, Ciudad Cultural Konex, Sarmiento 3131, Almagro. 100 pesos. Thursday

Via Malbec World Day

Via Malbec World Day

Today is Malbec World Day! How will you be celebrating? At the Fierro we’ll be offering a tasting menu paired with every single type of Malbec possible, including a white one and a sparkler! More info, coming soon on Facebook!

Via Pick Up The Fork

Via Pablo Sánchez

Got a yen for some real beer? Check out the closed-door Bröeders craft beer night. Two Argentine brothers brew up a storm in Palermo and you get to sample three different pints. Book a communal table with friends or keep it intimate with a table for two. You’ll also be food with some delicious treats by the NOLA chef Liza Puglia, so expect some southern spice and flavour. We love the fried chicken!

 Friday
Courtesy of Malba

Courtesy of Malba

In what is likely to be the photographic exhibition of 2014 in BA, be sure to check out Mario Testino’s In Your Face at the Malba. The Peruvian photographer has snapped some of the world’d good and great in his time. This is his first and very long overdue Buenos Aires show. Malba, Figueroa Alcorta 3415, Palermo. Until June 16. Weekend We’d like to wish all our friends and readers a very happy and peaceful Easter this Sunday. If you’re feeling in the mood to be spoilt this East Sunday, we’ll be updating with you the best brunches and lunches in town. Happy Easter!

This Week: 31 March-6 April

It’s a big week in Buenos Aires, and the next seven days are jam-packed with music, film, food, wine tasting and more. Here are our picks over the next seven days.

Via Gastronomique

Via Gastronomique

Monday

Well, what do you know. Today is Mexican Taco Day! One place we like to go to for a dose of comida mejicana is María Félix.  Order a trio of yummy pork tacos al pastor, slather on some hot sauce and kick back with some Margaritas. It’s two for one on tacos today so it really is a feliz día del taco!

Via Grimy Goods

Via Grimy Goods

Tuesday

Today is a huge day, with the very first Lolapallooza Argentina taking place. Some one- and two-day tickets are still available to see the likes of Nine Inch Nails (photo), New Order and Arcade Fire creating musical havoc at this giant music festival. San Isidro Hippodrome. Today and tomorrow.

Plus, the third edition of Buenos Aires Food Week also swings into motion today, and naturally our very own Hernán Gipponi Restaurant is participating with tempting lunch and dinner menus over the next fortnight. Other Palermo favorites participating include Bernata, Azema Exotic Bistró, Unik and M. Check out our menu here! Until April 14.

Courtesy of Jocelyn Mandryk

Courtesy of Jocelyn Mandryk

Wednesday

Movie buffs will thrill at the next two weeks, given that Bafici, Latin America’s largest independent and international film festival, kicks off. This is the perfect time to become acquainted with local film makers who are making their mark in this hard-to-please industry. In the Argentina competition, our pick is Santiago Loza’s Si Je Suis Perdu, C’est Pas Grave.  At cinemas and open-air venues around the city. Tickets can be purchased online. Bafici HQ – Abasto Shopping Mall. Until April 13.

Via Bafici

Via Bafici

Thursday

Guitarist and composer Matias Ravier launches his third solo album tonight, called Cizaña, which draws inspiration from his time living in in Mexico and Paris. Check out this intimate gig at La Oreja Negra, which promises samba, bossa nova and funk. Uriarte 1271, Palermo. 9pm. 50 pesos.

Via Flor Carrozza

Via Flor Carrozza

Friday

Getting ahead of preparations before Malbec World Day on April 17, head El Dorrego for an evening of tasting and sampling and, oh okay, drinking at the Malbec Making Noise event. With more than 400 producers, this looks to be an awesome way to kick of celebrating Argentina’s favorite fermented grape juice. El Dorrego, Honduras and Dorrego, Palermo Hollywood. From 6pm to 1am. 180 pesos.

Via Anuva

Via Anuva

Weekend

Those English speakers who like a good yarn and don’t mind telling it in front of other people would do well to head to Second Story on Sunday. This story-telling performance group makes its monthly appearance at Sr. Duncan, with the theme of Happy Endings, Rivadavia 3832, Almagro.

Courtesy of Jocelyn Mandryk

Courtesy of Jocelyn Mandryk

PLUS: Save the date! Our next TFIF Happy hour will take place on April 25. You heard it here first!