This Week in Buenos Aires

Monday

(Photo by Lucky B)

One of the architectural landmarks of the city is the famous Palacio Barolo. Construction of this regal building full of references to poet Dante Alighieri began in 1919 for what was to be the tallest structure in Latin America. Guided tours are available Mondays and Thursdays from 4pm to 7pm and evening guided tours on Mondays and Wednesdays at 8pm and Thursdays at 8.30pm includes tasting of an awarded wine and a national delicacy.

In the evening, Erasure will be staging a live show at the Luna Park. Tickets available here.

 

Palacio Barolo

Av de Mayo 1370 9° P. Esc. 249/52

Tel/Fax: (54-11) 4381-1885

info@palaciobarolotours.com.ar

barolotours@gmail.com

 

Tuesday

(Photo by casimira parabolica)

Take a trip down the historical A-line Subway and travel through time whilst stopping to visit some of the city’s emblematic spots such as the “Casa Rosada,” “ Cafe Tortoni” and Congress.

Also starting on Tuesday is the Tango Festival that will last until the 30th of August. More information here.

Bossa nova fans will love the Brazilian Jazz Night being held at the Velma Cafe at 9pm.

 

Velma Cafe

Gorriti 5520, Palermo Hollywood

4772-4690

info@velmacafe.com.ar

 

 

Wednesday

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Explore the Tres de Febrero parks in Palermo. Between Av. Libertador and Lugones, and extending from Av. Casares in Palermo to La Pampa in Belgrano, this group of parks is composed of 25ha made up of 15 public parks and 21 private sport clubs and includes the “Rosedal”, an extensive rose garden, the Sivory Museum, the planetarium and the Japanese gardens.

In the evening head to the Decorative Arts Museum for a free concert of Argentine music at 7pm. Later on, the new “it” place, the Rio Cafe, is hosting their weekly Wednesday Rock in Rio.

 

Decorative Art Museum

Av.del Libertador 1902, Palermo

4801-8248

museo@mnad.org

 

Rio Café

Honduras 4772, Palermo‬

Open 10pm-3am‬

 

Thursday

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Take advantage of the Tango Festival this week to visit to Tango Product Fair where you can get souvenirs and other unique memorabilia!

In the evening get to know more about the local wine industry at the weekly tastings in the Fierro Hotel.

 

Tango Product Fair

Centro Municipal de Exposiciones

E. J. Couture 2231, Recoleta.

 

Fierro Hotel

Soler 5862, Palermo

3220 6800

recepcion@fierrohotel.com

 

Friday

(Photo by Hannap)

The Puppet Museum in San Telmo has a beautiful collection of puppets from all over the world as well as a specialized library and an antique puppet theatre where shows are occasionally staged.

At 8pm renowned tango dancer Mario Morales will be presenting Troileana at the Teatro 25 de Mayo for the Tango Festival.

 

Museo del Titere (puppet museum)

Piedras 905, San Telmo

4307 6917

Open on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays: 10am-12.30 and 3-6pm.

Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays: 3-6pm

 

Teatro 25 de Mayo

Av. Triunvirato 4444, Villa Urquiza.

4524-7997

Sat-Sun

(Photo by matthewvenn)

Experiment with your senses at the Centro Cultural Konex where the temporary exhibit “Dialogo en la Oscuridad” will guide you through a series of recreated situations, such as shopping or traveling in a boat,  in total darkness.  Sat-Sun 10am-5.30pm. Sarmiento 3131, Abasto. 4864-3200.

Head to the Japanese Gardens on Sunday where the Fire Ceremony will be taking place all day.  Av. Figueroa Alcorta and Av. Casares

Later on, starting at 12 PM the funky Fiesta Bubamara party will be hosted at the Colegiales Theatre. Av. Lacroze 3455.

 

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