Long Weekend in Buenos Aires

Saturday

Remember to make a reservation for Hernán Gipponi’s unique must-try brunch, served on Saturdays and Sundays! Soler 5862, Palermo Hollywood.  3220-6800.  info@hgrestaurant.com.ar.

If the weather clears up head to the lush Palermo parks where there will be an organic food market set up for the weekend from 10 am to 6pm. Av. Sarmiento and Av. del Libertador.

The Green Film Fest will be showing all the latest international films about the environment and the many things that can be done to protect it. The festival will take place at the Palermo Cinemark, only a few blocks away from the Botanical Gardens and the lush 3 de Febrero Parks.  Find the full program here. Beruti 3399, Palermo.

Check out the Festival de la Luz (light festival), which aims at promoting photography. The festival takes place throughout August and September around the country.  Find the full list of exhibits and events here.

Don´t miss the much awaited tango world championships that promise for two weeks of woeful romance, haunting music and passionate dancing. Find the full program here.

Sunday

Remember to make a reservation for Hernán Gipponi’s unique must-try brunch, served on Saturdays and Sundays! Soler 5862, Palermo Hollywood.  3220-6800.  info@hgrestaurant.com.ar.

If the weather clears up head to the lush Palermo parks where there will be an organic food market set up for the weekend from 10 am to 6pm. Av. Sarmiento and Av. del Libertador.

The Green Film Fest will be showing all the latest international films about the environment and the many things that can be done to protect it. The festival will take place at the Palermo Cinemark, only a few blocks away from the Botanical Gardens and the lush 3 de Febrero Parks.  Find the full program here. Beruti 3399, Palermo.

Check out the Festival de la Luz (light festival), which aims at promoting photography. The festival takes place throughout August and September around the country.  Find the full list of exhibits and events here.

On Sunday the Japanese Gardens will be celebrating the Dondoh fire ceremony! Av. Figueroa Alcorta and Av. Casares, Palermo.

Another great event that will be taking place during the weekend is the International Artisan Beer festival. Different beer related events will be taking place around Recoleta including a beer tour on Sunday during the day and a festival at night. More information here.

Don´t miss the much awaited tango world championships that promise for two weeks of woeful romance, haunting music and passionate dancing. Find the full program here.

The renowned international band, Dream Theatre, will be playing on the 19th and 20th of August at the Luna Park Stadium. Tickets here.

Monday

The Feria de Mataderos is the perfect place to go to commemorate the death of San Martin. On Monday they will be holding a Folklore Festival from 11am to 8pm! Av. Lisandro de la Torre and Av. De los Corrales.

The Green Film Fest will be showing all the latest international films about the environment and the many things that can be done to protect it. The festival will take place at the Palermo Cinemark, only a few blocks away from the Botanical Gardens and the lush 3 de Febrero Parks.  Find the full program here. Beruti 3399, Palermo.

Check out the Festival de la Luz (light festival), which aims at promoting photography. The festival takes place throughout August and September around the country.  Find the full list of exhibits and events here.

Don´t miss the much awaited tango festival and world championships that promise for two weeks of woeful romance, haunting music and passionate dancing. Find the full program here.

 In the evening head to Almagro where La Bomba del Tiempo, a percussion orchestra that has become one of the local absolute musts, will be making sure everyone is dancing. Centro Cultural Konex Sarmiento 3131, Abasto. 4864-3200

The renowned international band, Dream Theatre, will be playing on the 19th and 20th of August at the Luna Park Stadium. Tickets here.

St Patrick’s Day in Buenos Aires

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It may seem odd that Buenos Aires celebrates St. Patrick’s Day with such fervor, but actually, when you combine the local party lifestyle and the fact that Argentina has the 5th largest Irish community in the world, it starts to make sense. Below are some listed activities that will be taking place to commemorate the festivity this Saturday.

– The St. Patrick’s parade will take off at Arroyo and Suipacha, downtown, at 7pm, ending at Plaza San Martín. The parade will include traditional Irish music and dancing and a fairy and leprechaun costume contest.

– Meanwhile the nearby pubs around Reconquista Street in Retiro will be hosting their biggest night of the year, as it is the traditional city spot for St. Patrick’s Day feasting.  If you head in this direction, expect large crowds, a super street party and lively heavy drinking!.

– Another option, to celebrate with other fellow travelers, is the St. Patrick’s Day Pub Crawl. The pub crawl costs $150 (pesos), and includes free wine and beer from 9-10pm, pizzas, a stop at three different bars with a free shooter at each, discounts on drinks and a last stop at the annual “Night Of The Drunken Leprechaun” party. Book your place in advance here.

-Uniclub in the Abasto area will be hosting an alternative St. Patrick’s Day party starting at 11.30pm.  Live music and two different dance floors with rock music, reggae, ska, 80s, 90s, cumbia, will be setting the pace.  Guardia Vieja 3360, Abasto. 4867-6764 info@uniclub.com.ar.

-Isenbeck Beer Festival: Although not an official St. Patrick’ s Day party, a beer festival seems to be a very appropriate place to celebrate. More information here.

-Of course all the pubs in town will be participating in this lively festivity. A full list of pubs can be found at the official 2012 St. Patrick’s Day webpage.

Other events taking place on Saturday:

The weekend will also be chock full of alternative activities for those who wish to steer clear of the fairies and leprechauns.  Several concerts will be offered on Saturday as well as other events.

Buenos Aires Ukraine celebrations will be taking place at the 3 de Febrero parks in Palermo. Traditional music and dances, as well as food and more will be on display.

The city government will also be hosting an audiovisual night in the city featuring FX booths,  animation workshops, screenings and more. From 5pm-10pm. Dorrego and Freire, Palermo.

Renowned guitarist Scott Henderson will be playing at the ND/Ateneo on Saturday as part of his Well to the Bone Tour 2012. Tickets available here.

Another famous guitarist will also be staging a live show on Saturday; Luis Salinas will be playing at La Trastienda at 11.30pm. Tickets here.

Roger Waters, the British legend that was once part of Pink Floyd, will be playing at the River Plate Stadium on Saturday and Sunday!  Tickets here.

This Week in Buenos Aires

Monday

Pablo Siquier is an Argentine artist known for his impressive murals and installations. Throughout March a special exhibit held at the Centro Cultural Recoleta will be displaying some of his more experimental work from the eighties and nineties. Junín 1930, Recoleta. 4803 1040. Open: Mon-Fri 2pm-9pm, Sat-Sun 10am-9pm.

Roger Waters, the British legend that was once part of Pink Floyd, will be playing at the River Plate Stadium!  Tickets here.

Tuesday

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If you´re planning to visit the city center to see the Obelisco, or to take a tour of the Colón Theatre, head to the Palacio de Aguas Corrientes (palace of running waters) on Cordoba Avenue and Riobamba first.  Originally built as a disguise for a water tower meant to provide clean drinking water to the people after the 1877 outbreak of yellow fever, the stunning palace now works as Aguas Argentinas´ (the local water company) headquarters and also as a museum. Opening Hours: Mon-Fri 9am-1pm. Riobamba 750 – 1° Piso. 6319-1104.

Later on, stop by Sugar and meet other fellow travelers at the Beerlingual Bilingual Trivia Night from 7pm-9pm. Costa Rica 4619¸ Palermo.

Wednesday

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Head to the stunning Colón theatre and tour one of the most celebrated opera houses in the world! Later on stay for La Pasión según San Marcos, an opera by Osvaldo Golijov.Cerrito 628, Downtown. 4378 7100

You can also stop by La Catedral in Almagro for a tango lesson for beginners starting at 9pm. Sarmiento 4006, doorbell 5, Almagro. 4342-4794.

Thursday

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Head to La Rural to the Presentes Otoño interior design fair which will be taking place from the 15th-18th of March. More information 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. Soler 5862, Palermo. 3220-6800.

John Zorn and his freestyle avant-garde jazz group Masada will be playing at the Teatro Coliseo. Tickets here

Roger Waters, the British legend that was once part of Pink Floyd, will be playing at the River Plate Stadium!  Tickets here.

Friday

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Head to the Museo de Arte Español Enrique Larreta. This Spanish Art Museum decorated as a renaissance palace and surrounded by a unique Spanish Muslim garden, was the home of author Enrique Larreta. His extensive collection of sculptures, paintings and furniture mostly from the Renaissance and Baroque periods can be appreciated in this ornamented historical landmark.  Juramento 2291, Belgrano, 4784-4040. Museum Opening Hours: Monday to Friday from 1pm-7pm. Saturday from 10am-8pm.

Later on head to the Isenbeck Beer Festival in Palermo where you can taste a variety of brews and listen to live bands.  Tribuna Plaza 4401, Palermo. Tickets Here.

Saturday and Sunday

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St Patrick’s day celebrations will be happening all around town, especially at the local pubs. For a traditional special St. Paddy´s day party head to The Casabar in Recoleta. 1150 Rodriguez Pena, Recoleta.

Renowned guitarist Scott Henderson will be playing at the ND/Ateneo on Saturday as part of his Well to the Bone Tour 2012. Tickets available here.

Another famous guitarist will also be staging a live show on Saturday. Luis Salinas will be playing at La Trastienda at 11.30pm. Tickets here.

Roger Waters, the British legend that was once part of Pink Floyd, will be playing at the River Plate Stadium on Saturday and Sunday!  Tickets here.