From St. Patrick’s Day to TFIF happy hour and a free bonus track for our Inside Buenos Aires readers, a look ahead at the coming week…
Happening all day today, Buenos Aires celebrates all things Irish, and with good reason – Argentina has the fifth-largest Irish community in the world and so it’s the perfect excuse to go wild on a Monday night. Our pick takes place at expat haunt Magdalena’s Party, which will start things early – from 5pm, scoff down bangers and mash and down green pints and Irish whiskey. The bar will also hold its Second Annual Irishman of the Year contest, in which eight Irishmen and women compete to take home the accolade – they will be chosen based on ability, character, dedication and spirit. Magdalena’s Party, Thames and Costa Rica, Palermo Soho.
Inside Buenos Aires is also thrilled to invite our readers to download a free track from Raglans, the Irish folk-rock band creating waves on the music scene. Their eponymous debut album is out on March 29 so hit up this link to grab your FREE copy, Limited to the first 200 downloads so get clicking!
Plus this week’s One Table is fully booked so it’s time to be extremely unArgentine and think ahead to next week! Reservations: 3220-6820.
Over at Blanch in Las Cañitas, a new edition of Cocina Intervenida takes place with shrimp fan Joey Lin taking over the kitchen for this one-off event that will set to make US southerners homesick for their food. Joey will be whipping up kilos of shellfish for Cajun Shrimp Boil, so go hungry because it’s all you can eat. Reservation only, 180 pesos, Andrés Arguibel 2813, Las Cañitas.
Following its glorious success, Usted Está Aquí, the interactive theater experience by directors Natalia Chami and Romina Bulacio Sak returns for a second season. Without spoiling the plot, prepare for the unexpected as you’re transported to different towns, cities, countries and situations courtesy of a huge cast. Four shows, from 8pm, Ciudad Cultural Konex, Sarmiento 3131, Almagro. 100 pesos.
Franco-Argentine tenor Yamil Le Parc, son of the famed artist Julio, takes to the stage for the third in a series of shows entitled Chansons & Tangos. Expect melodies from the likes of Michel Legrand, Kurt Weil and Astor Piazzolla. Clasica y Moderna, Callao 892, 9pm, Tel: 4813-6977.
Boom! TFIF – our much-loved monthly happy hour – is on tonight! Hernán Gipponi whips up tempting tapas, while guest bartender Fede Cuco delights with some cocktail faves – the Ginger Smash is always a big hit. Music comes from the delectable Buddha Beats duo.
One of Argentina’s musical revelations on the digital cumbia scene, El Remolón launches his latest album Selva with a free gig in the Botanical Garden on Saturday. With a supporting cast including ZZK record label stable mate Villa Diamante, this afternoon session is sure to be a blast. From 2.30pm, Jardín Botánico, Palermo.