This Week in Buenos Aires

Monday

(Photo by Luis Muñoz)

Head to La Rural in Palermo to check out Expotrastiendas Art Fair, organized by the Argentine association of art galleries.

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.

 

Expotrastiendas at La Rural

Av. Santa Fe 4201, Palermo

 

La Bomba del Tiempo at Centro Cultural Konex

Sarmiento 3131, Abasto

4864-3200

 

Los Cocos

Córdoba, Av. 3303, Almagro

4963-0457

 

Tuesday

(Photo by reflectification)

Take a guided tour in English at 11am or 4pm of the spectacular Congress Palace.

In the evening the centric and hip Le Bar is serving some of the best drinks in town, and also showcasing a interesting photography exhibit by Pix Talarico.

 

Palacio de Congreso

Hipólito Yrigoyen 1849, Downtown

Tours available Mon, Tue, Thus, Fri at 11am and 4pm.

 

Le Bar

Tucuman 422, Downtown

5219-0858

 

Wednesday

(Photo by Mellagi)

ANDA Responsible Travel is a tour agency that promotes social and environmentally friendly tourism.  One of the alternatives they offer is booking one of their experts to discuss in-depth economy, politics, history and culture of Argentina over coffee.  Choose one of the city’s historical cafes and get into context.  More information here.

In the evening get your dose of tango at Centro Cultural Torquato Tasso where orchestra Ojos de Tango will be playing at 21.30.

 

Centro Cultural Torquato Tasso

Defensa 1575, San Telmo

4307 6506

 

Thursday

(Photo by Luciano Belviso)

For those of you interested in economics and Argentine economic history, head to the Museum of External Debt where you can find out more about the economic evolution of the country. Audio guides in English are offered.

Later on 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.

Jazz fans will get a special treat on Thursday evening as the John Scofield Quartet will be playing at the Gran Rex Theatre starting 9.30pm. Tickets available here.

 

Museum of External Debt

José E. Uriburu 781, 1st floor, Downtown.

4374-4448

Open: Mon-Fri 11am-7pm

 

Fierro Hotel Buenos Aires

Soler 5862, Palermo

3220-6800

 

Teatro Gran Rex

Corrientes 857, Downtown.

4322-8000

 

Friday

(Photo by Jackie_oh)

Weather forecasts anticipate a warm sunny day, ideal for a walk in the ecological reserve in Puerto Madero where you can get the best view of the city!

In the evening head to aphrodisiac restaurant Te Mataré Ramirez where a free temporary exhibit of contemporary art is being displayed from 8.30pm onwards. Staying for a rather expensive dinner with an erotic puppet show is also an option.

 

Ecological Reserve

Av. Tristán Achával Rodriguez 1550

4315-4129

Open: Tue-Sun 8am-6pm

Saturday and Sunday

 

Te Mataré Ramirez

Gorriti 5054, Palermo

4831-9156

 

Saturday and Sunday

(Photo by capitanbar)

Head to the off the beaten path Caballito neighborhood where you can visit the natural sciences museum, a large market (Mercado del Progreso) and take a ride on antique trams.

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Monday

(By Bichuas)

Head to the National Theatre Museum where you can catch a glimpse of the city’s dramatic history. Costumes, props and manuscripts are amongst the objects exhibited. Whilst in the area, stop by traditional bar El Banderin for a warm submarino (Hot milk with a melted chocolate bar).

In the evening head to Gibraltar in San Telmo for some hearty curries and draught beer.

National Theatre Museum

Córdoba 1199

4815-8812

El Banderin

Guardia Vieja 3601, Almagro

4862-7757

Gibraltar

Peru 895, San Telmo

4362-5310

Tuesday

(San Martin by Santiagonostalgico)

Explore the local history at the Casa del Bicentenario where the temporary exhibit on Argentine economics is being displayed until the end of the week.  Whilst in the area check out some books and stop for coffee at the stunning Ateneo Grand Splendid.

In the evening head to chic Le Bar for cocktails and live music starting at 10pm.

Casa del Bicentenario 

Riobamba 985

4813.0301

Ateneo Gran Splendid

Av. Santa Fe 1860

4813.6052

Le Bar

Tucuman 422

5219-0858

Wednesday

(Cafe San Juan by canadianAEh)

Check out Fronteras en Mutacion (Of Bridges and Borders), an interesting interdisciplinary exhibit which shows sculptures, video art, drawing and other expressions of 13 international artists. Stop by Cafe San Juan for a great typical lunch in the area.

Later on  head to the Centro Cultural 25 de Mayo for the Multimilonga tango event being held at 8.30pm.

Fronteras en Mutación CCEBA

Balcarce 1150, San Telmo

4312-3214

Cafe San Juan

Av. San Juan 450, San Telmo

4300-1112

Multimilonga- Centro Cultural 25 de Mayo

Triunvirato 4440, Villa Urquiza

4524-7997

Thursday

(Palermo Parks by Danilo Trombela)

Walk through the lush Palermo parks and stop by the Sivory art museum to see the exhibits being displayed.

Ballet lovers will get a chance to see Tchaikovsky’s Sleeping Beauty at the at 8.30 pm in the Colon Theatre which is flaunting a new curtain.

Sivory Art Museum

Av. Infanta Isabel 555, Palermo

4774-9452

Teatro Colon

Cerrito 628

4378-7100

Friday

(Cafe Tortoni by willposh)

Visit the Feria de las Artes  at the Plazoleta San Francisco on the corner of Alsina and Defensa.  Whilst you’re in the area don’t forget to stop by the Cafe Tortoni for coffee and medialunas (croissants).

For an upbeat party at the early dawn head to Crobar in Palermo.

Cafe Tortoni

Av. de Mayo 825/29

4342-4328

Crobar

Marcelo Freire. Paseo de la Infanta, Palermo.

4778 1500

Saturday and Sunday

(La Boca by Paula Soler-Moya)

Anime and Manga at the Japanese gardens. Av. Figueroa Alcorta and Av. Caseres, Palermo.

Brunch at POPA art gallery on Saturdays from 2pm-8pm. Lamadrid 882. La Boca

Tiempos que Corren is an original performance by circus actors that interact with three hangers full of clothes and space.  On Sunday 8pm. At   Galpon Las Catalinas. Benito Perez Galdós 93, La Boca. 4307-1097.

This Week in Buenos Aires

As the chill of winter approaches, indoor activities become the choice pastimes. Visiting art exhibits, visiting the Colon Theatre or attending special film screenings, such as the 8th exhibition of European Film which is on this week, are great ways to enjoy the city when it’s cold.

 

Monday

This is the last week to visit the exhibit of Argentine artist Oscar Grillo’s  drawings of people from London at the Centro Cultural Recoleta.  Stop by traditional bar La Biela afterwards for an afternoon snack.

In the evening head to Mundo Bizarro for great drinks in a quirky 40s-50´s ambiance.

 

Centro Cultural Recoleta

Mon- Fri 2pm-9pm

Sat-Sun 10-9pm

Junin 1930, Recoleta

4803 1040

 

La Biela

Av. Quintana 596, Recoleta

4804-0449

 

Mundo Bizarro

Serrano 1222, Palermo Viejo

4773-1967

 

Tuesday

(Mamba museum by Juanele)

Check out French video artist Pierrick Sorrin´s exhibition at the recently reopened MAMBA (Museum of Modern Art). For a great meal just a few blocks away head to Cafe San Juan.

In the evening 20´s style Virasoro Bar in Palermo is screening “Paycheck” directed by John Woo at 9.30pm.

 

MAMBA

Mon-Fri 12-7pm

Sat-Sun 11am-8pm

Av. San Juan 350, San Telmo

4342-3001

 

Cafe San Juan

Av. San Juan 450, San Telmo

4300-1112

Tue-Sun 12-4pm and 8pm-closing

 

Virasoro Bar

Guatemala 4328, Palermo

4831-8918

 

Wednesday

(La Manzana de las Luces by clixyou)

Guided tours at 3pm of The Manzana de las Luces, an old Jesuit residence from the 1700’in the San Telmo area, are worth taking.

Later on at 7.30pm get a glimpse of an imaginary future at La Fabrica where artists Federico Lamas and Monica Hellers exhibt their video installation “Brutal.”

Top off a great day by having a savory dinner at El Baqueano where you can taste native meats such as quail, chinchilla and llama amongst others.

 

Manzana de las Luces tours.

Mon-Fri 3pm

Sat- Sun 3pm, 4.30pm and 6pm.

Starting at Peru 272, San Telmo

4342-3964

 

La Fabrica

Peru 442, San Telmo

 

El Baqueano

Chile 495,  San Telmo

4342-0802

Opening Hours: Tue- Sat 8pm-12pm

 

Thursday

(Mercado del Progreso by blmurch)

 

Take an off the beaten path day in the Caballito neighborhood where you can visit the natural sciences museum, a large market (Mercado del Progreso) and antique trams.

For a great lunch or dinner in the area check out Lo de Cholo, an apparently low key canteen which offers top quality local food with a gourmet twist.

In the evening the Wayne Shorter Quartet is playing at the Gran Rex Theatre. Tickets here.

 

Natural Science Museum

Open everyday from 2-7pm

Av. Angel Gallardo 470, Caballito

4982-6595

 

Mercado del Progreso

Mon-Sat 8am -1pm and 5pm- 8.30pm

Av. Rivadavia 5430, Caballito

4901-3038

 

Antique Trams

Emilio Mitre 500, Caballito

 

Lo de Cholo

Av. Gaona 1699, Caballito

4584-7601

 

Friday

(Orchid by richardoyork)

If you like orchids you wont want to miss the Fiesta de las Orchideas being held until Sunday.

In the evening top the week off with a visit to the Colon Theatre to watch Il Tritico.

 

Fiesta de las Orquideas

Fri10-Sun12 – 10am-7pm

Centro Okinawense

Av. San Juan 2651

 

Teatro Colon

Cerrito 628

4378 7100

 

Saturday and Sunday

(Japanese gardens in Palermo by Rafaelgomez)

All June Saturdays- Samba and Feijoada at 1pm in Notorious.

The Dance and Movies party on Saturdays invites you to enjoy movies that inspire dancing. Jorge Newberry 3663, first floor. 7pm.

Sunday is a great day to visit the Palermo parks and while your there, stop by the Japanese Park and watch the Sumo wrestlers!

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Monday

(El Estanciero, an Argentine version of Monopoly at the Museo de la Ciudad. Photo by i_gallagher)

Start the week off by visiting one of the few open museums on Monday, the Museo de la Ciudad (The City Museum). Current exhibitions include a display of the city’s doors, toys and musical instruments amongst others.

In the evening check out Opera Remix at the Maipo Theatre. This group of lyrical singers formed at the Colon Theatre present, as the name suggests, a remix of Opera, giving it a pop twist.  Tickets here.

Don’t miss out on some of the best pizza in town on the other side of Corrientes Avenue at Las Cuartetas.

Museo de la Ciudad 

Defensa 219 / 223, San Telmo

4331-9855

Open: Mon-Sun 11am-7pm

Maipo Theatre 

Esmeralda 449, Downtown

4394-5521

Las Cuartetas

Av. Corrientes 838, Downtown

4326-0171

Tuesday

(A 10 peso note from the Santa Fe Province in 1882. Photo by lu6fpj.)

For those of you interested in economics and Argentine economic history, head to the Museum of External Debt where you can find out more about the economic evolution of the country. Audio guides in English are offered.

Just a few blocks away from the museum is Av. Santa Fe which is great for shopping, and for an outstanding lunch, ten blocks away from the museum, is Spanish restaurant Oviedo.

In the evening head to chic downtown bar Le Bar for some great cocktails and live music.

Museum of External Debt

José E. Uriburu 781, 1st floor, Downtown.

4374-4448

Open: Mon-Fri 11am-7pm

Oviedo

Beruti 2602, Recoleta

4821-3741

Open: Mon-Sat 12-4pm and 8pm-closing.

Le Bar

Tucuman 422, Downtown

5219-0858

From 10pm onwards

Wednesday

(Little Red Riding Hood in Palermo. Photo by Oye Apitoño!)

Explore the city by setting out to find these three odd monuments: The football monument in Plaza de Mayo, a monument of Little Red Riding Hood in the Palermo 3 de Febrero parks and a small version of the Statue of Liberty at the Barrancas de Belgrano Parks (Sucre and Vertiz).

In the evening head to the Centro Cultural Konex in the Abasto area for their Wednesday La Garufa event where you can take a tango lesson at 8pm and witness/dance in a milonga at 11pm.

Centro Cultural Konex 

Sarmiento 3131, Abasto

4864 3200

Thursday

(Warholized Borges by TheAlieness GiselaGiardino)

Walk the Corrientes Avenue and explore books stores, cross the 9 de Julio Avenue where the famous Obelisco is and then head to one of the Notable Bars/Cafes in the area. Because Buenos Aires is the 2011 book capital, these cafes and bars will have Borges books available for you to read whilst enjoying a cup of coffee with pastries.  In the Corrientes area you can try La Giralda (Av. Corrientes 1453), El Gato Negro  (Av. Corrientes 1669), and Mar Azul (Tucumán 1700).

In the evening head to the Boris Club de Jazz to check out Pablo Decal’s presentation of his new album at 10pm.

Boris Club de Jazz

Gorriti 5568, Palermo Hollywood

4777-0012

Friday

(Ponchos by Eduardo Amorim)

Check out some of the cultural expressions of the rest of the country by visiting the exhibit of La Pampa artists and artisans being held in the Casa de la Cultura.

In the evening Cesar Ilella and La Negra Charga bring music from the north of the country to the intimate stage of La Trastienda in San Telmo.

Casa de la Cultura del FNA

Rufino de Elizalde 2831, Downtown

4808-0553

La Trastienda

Balcarce 460, San Telmo

Saturday and Sunday

(Details from the pillars of the Casa Rosada)

Take advantage of the free weekend tours of the Casa Rosada (the government house).

Tours run from 10am-6pm.

On Saturday Dancing Mood is playing at Niceto Club, one of the city’s hottest nightspots.

Niceto Club

Niceto 5510, Palermo

4779 9396

This Week in Buenos Aires

The 9th National Dance Championship, the Quilmes Rock Festival, the International Human Rights Film Festival, Marta Minujin’s art installation, a Tower of Babel made of books, and Arte BA, the country’s most important art fair all take place this week.

Monday:

(Palermo Corner by André M.)

The Palermo area is great to walk around and explore. Small cafes, great and unexpected stores by independent designers and contemporary galleries such as Braga Mendez Gallery, Milo Locket art space  and Galeria Foster Catena  are well worth visiting.

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.

Book your visit to Marta Minujin’s art installation “Tower of Babel” made of books.

La Bomba del Tiempo at Centro Cultural Konex

Sarmiento 3131, Abasto

4864-3200

Los Cocos

Córdoba, Av. 3303, Almagro

4963-0457

 

Tuesday:

(Marta Minujin´s Tower of Babel by Gustav´s)

With your previously booked place, visit local reknown artist Marta Minujin’s Tower of Babel made of books which is being displayed in Plaza San Martin. Whilst in the area, check out the Cavanagh Building, and the glorious Retiro area.

In the evening head to the Wherever Bar which specializes in whiskies, and British rock. Their happy hour is from 5pm-9pm.

Tower of Babel

Plaza San Martín

Opening hours: 11am-10pm

Wherever Bar

Fray Justo de Oro 2476, Palermo

4777-8029

whereverbar@hotmail.com.ar

Wednesday

Robert Doisneau- Picasso et Francoise Gilot

Visit French Robert Doisneau’s photography exhibition at the Centro Cultural Recoleta, which is half a block away from the famous must see cemetery. For a sweet treat and some warm afternoon tea, head to close by Sirop Folie.

In the evening head to La Viruta to watch some of the local dance talents as they compete in the 9th city dance competition to the sound of melodious milongas and soulful tangos.

Centro Cultural Recoleta

Junín 1930

Opens: Mon-Fri  2pm-9pm.

Saturdays and Sundays 10am-9pm

4803 104

Sirop Folie

Vicente Lopez 1661, Pasaje del Correo, Recoleta

4813-5900

9th National Dance Championship

La Viruta

Armenia 1366, Palermo

4774-6357

Entrance fee: 30 pesos

The show starts at midnight.

Thursday

(ArteBA 2009 by manuchis)

Arte BA is a contemporary art fair hosted every year in Buenos Aires and showcasing some of the most talented and prestigious artists of today’s scene.  Also in the area are the Botanical Gardens and Zoo.

In the evening Jack Johnson plays in the Quilmes Rock Festival, (tickets here), Michael Bolton plays in Luna Park (tickets here) and Motley Crue present themselves in Estadio Malvinas Argentinas (tickets here).

Arte BA

La Rural

Av. Sarmiento 2704

4816-8704

Entrance Fee: 38 pesos

Opening Hours 1pm-9pm

Friday

(Vintage beer ad)

Visit the city’s museum headquarters housed in a legendary building once belonging to the Munich Brewery. The museum, in Puerto Madero and close to the ecologic reserve, is showcasing the brewery’s vintage advertisements from 1920’s-1957.

In the evening Jamiroquai will get the crowds revved up for the Quilmes Rock Festival. Another great option is Le Bar’s Pompeya party.

Museum Headquarters

Cerveceria Munich

Av. De los Italianos 851, Puerto Madero

4516-0944

Opening Hours: Mon-Fri 9am-7pm, Sat-Sun 11am-8pm

Tour guides in English must be booked: 4516-0944 int.215

Le Bar

Tucuman 422, Downtown

5219-0858

Saturday and Sunday

(San Isidro Cathedral by Juan Pablo G. Volonté)

Take a day trip to the San Isidro neighborhood in the outskirts of the city and visit Quinta Los Ombues, one of the oldest homestead in the city where a small historical museum is displayed overlooking a beautiful viewpoint of San Isidro. Close by is the San Isidro cathedral and an artisans fair in a shaded park. Also in San Isidro is the Casa de Victoria OCampo well worth visiting and having some tea with scones in.

On Saturday evening Tricky is presenting his tenth album “Mixed Race” at 7pm in Groove.  Av. Sta Fe 4389, Palermo. Tickets here.

On Sunday evening the dance competition closes with a milonga at the corner of Av. San Juan and Av. Boedo.

This Week in Buenos Aires

Monday

Most museums are closed on Mondays, so it’s a good day to view the city’s architectural landmarks, such as the Casa Rosada, The Cavanagh Building, and Congress amongst others. Check out some suggestions and quirky finds here.

(La Giralda by azotesdivinos)

Browsing the Corrientes bookstores is also an enjoyable option that should be accompanied by a hot chocolate with churros at traditional cafe La Giralda.

In the evening go to Club Severino party at ‘Previous’ nightlcub for a peek at the Buenos Aires nightlife.

La Giralda

Av. Corrientes 1453, Downtown

4371-3846

Open: Mon-Sun 8am-closing

Cash only

Previous

Hipólito Yrigoyen 851, Downtown

4342-9151

Tuesday

(San Telmo corner by _high plains drifter_)

Street art, contemporary art galleries and the recently reopened MAMBA, make San Telmo one of the artistic epicenters of the city.  Check out Masotta Torres Arte Contemporaneo  and Arte 713. Also in the area is renowned silversmith Marcelo Toledo’s showroom. For some great food in the area head to Café San Juan where the delicious and abundant portions will surely leave you satisfied.

In the evening the majestic Colon Theatre is staging The Magic Flute.

Cafe San Juan

Av. San Juan 450, San Telmo

4300-1112

Open: Tue-Sun 12am-4pm and 8pm-closing

Colon Theatre

Cerrito 628

4378 7100

Wednesday

(Fainá by mteson)

If you’re planning on going to the famous Av. 9 de Julio and to the obelisco, Wednesday might be a good day as you can catch a free classical music concert in the close by Gran Rex Theatre at 1pm. Right across the street from the theatre is “Las Cuartetas” one of the most famous pizza parlors in town. We recommend you try the ‘Fugazzeta’ (an onion and cheese pizza) and fainá, a thin chickpea “tortilla”

In the evening British singer Jaime Lydell presents his last record, Compass, in Niceto Club in Palermo.

Gran Rex

Av. Corrientes 857

4322-8000

Las Cuartetas

Av. Corriente 838

4326-0171

Open: Mon-Fro 12pm-4pm and 8pm-closing. Sun 6pm-closing.

Niceto Club

Niceto Vega 5510, Palermo

4779-9396

Tickets: $100 cash only on location or buy them here.

Thursday

(Palacio San Miguel by Mario Pernicone)

Visit the International Decorative Art Fair ENIARTE at the stunning Palacio San Miguel. Walk 3 blocks to the Piedras subway station on Av. de Mayo and take a ride in this historic subway line, to either plaza de mayo or in the other direction to congress.

In the evening go to Señor Tango for an all out Broadway like tango show that, although pricy, will knock your socks off. Make sure to have the hotel and the theatre call a cab to go to and from this place as it is in a somewhat dodgy area.

Palacio San Miguel

Suipacha 84, Downtown.

4345-1534

ENIARTE open from 1pm-9pm

Señor Tango

Hipólito Vieytes 1653, Barracas

4303-0231

Mon-Sun 8.30pm- closing

Friday

(Reserva ecológica by ag2078)

Take advantage of the sunny weather and go for a walk to the ecological reserve in Puerto Madero where you can get the best view of the city!

In the evening head to Clásica y Moderna for a live musical concert “Un Tal Julio” inspired by the poetic universe of Julio Cortazar.

More live music in the Luna Park will be offered by John Fogerty.

Ecological Reserve

Av. Tristán Achával Rodríguez 1550

4315-4129

Open: Tue-Sun 8am-6pm

Clásica y Moderna

Callao 892, Recoleta

4812-8707

Luna Park

Av. Madero 420

5279-5279

Tickets  here

Saturday & Sunday

(La Bombonera by lphtjes)

Willy Gonzales & Micaela Vita– Modern Argentine folkloric music with jazz influences.  Saturday 9pm. La Oreja Negra. Uriarte 1271, Palermo.

-Boca/River football match on Sunday at the ‘bombonera’ (Boca Stadium). Go to Boca Experience to coordinate your visit to the stadium, the museum and the match.

-Mariano Mores bids farewell. Legendary pianist, composer, orchestra and tango director plays his last show this Sunday at 8pm at the Teatro Gran Rex. Corrientes 857.  Tickets here.

This Week in Buenos Aires

Monday

(Barracas- Photo by paula soler-moya)

Coordinate a historical tour with the people from Eternauta who can not only guide you through the local landmarks but also take you to some of the well worth visiting forgotten neighborhoods such as Barrancas and Boedo.

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 which is an onion and mozzarella local specialty.

Eternauta Tours

http://www.eternautas.com

La Bomba del Tiempo at Centro Cultural Konex

http://www.ciudadculturalkonex.org/web/actividades.php?codigo=29

Sarmiento 3131, Abasto

4864-3200

Los Cocos

Córdoba, Av. 3303, Almagro

4963-0457

Tuesday

(Leon Ferrari exhibit by we-make-money-not-art)

If you’re visiting the Recoleta Area you should stop by the Palais de Glace where you can check out five  different exhibitions. The exhibits include Argentine artist Leon Ferraris “Otras Bestias” focusing on social problematic and reflections on power, repression and violence, two photography exhibitions, A collection from the Argentine-Brazilian-Uruguayan Madi movement and a small collection of paintings and objects by Vivian Levinson.

In the evening head to San Telmo for drinks at Doppelganger one of the cities coolest bars. Happy hour is from 7pm-9pm

Palais de Glace

Posadas 1725, Recoleta

4804-1163

Doppelganger

Av. Juan de Garay 500, San Telmo

4300-0201

Wednesday

(Bartolome Mitre statue by micmol)

Take a lesson in Argentine History by visiting the Mitre Museum which is located in General Bartolome Mitres family home. The museum displays historical information, architecture from 1785, documents and objects belonging to the general.

In the evening head to the lively and easy going Cho Cha Abuela Kitsch Bar. Happy hour on Wednesdays serve drinks at half price.

Museo Mitre

San Martin 336

.4394-8240

Opening Hours: Mon-Fri 1pm to 5.30pm

Historical archives and library open on Wednesdays from 2pm-5.30pm

Cho Cha Abuela Kitsch Bar

Thames 1514, Palermo

4831 5382

Thursday

The Centro Cultural Recoleta is hosting Game On! an exhibition and debate about the artistic presence in videogames. The exhibition will showcase some national and international artistic and experimental video games and an exploration of the relationship between the player’s body and the game. The exhibition will be held until Sunday the 8th of May.

In the evening head to Notorious to listen to Nicolas Sorin an Argentine born jazz musician who combines his countries roots with jazz, classical music and elements of rock.

Centro Cultural Recoleta

Junín 1930
Recoleta,

Tel: 4803 1040 – 4803 9799

Notorius

Callao 966

4813-6888

Friday

(Ode to Labor: Photo by Boxchain)

Head to the Belgrano neighborhood and visit the Casa de Yrurtia, the home of the local renowned sculptor responsible for one of the most emblematic city monuments “Ode to Labor” in San Telmo. Whilst your in the area check out some Spanish art at the Enrique Larreta Spanish Art Museum.

Also in Belgrano is the highly recommended restaurant Pura Tierra which offers some of the best Argentine cuisine using local and seasonal ingredients.

Enrique Larreta Spanish Art Museum

Juramento 2291, Belgrano

4784-4040

Opening Hours: Mon-Tue-Fri-Sat-Sun 3pm-7pm

Casa de Yrurtia

Osvaldo Mastromauro O’Higgins 2390, Belgrano

4781-0385

Opening Hours Tue-Fri 1pm-7pm, Sat-Sun 3pm-7pm

Pura Tierra

3 de Febrero 1167, Belgrano

4899 2007

Mon- Sat 8pm to closing.

Saturday and Sunday

This weekend check out the Black Light Theatre at the Coliseum Theatre. Alan Parsons fans will also be able to enjoy live shows this weekend at the Gran Rex Theatre.

Coliseum Theatre

Marcelo T de Alvear 1125

4814-3056

Gran Rex Theatre

Av. Corrientes 857

4322-8000

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Monday

Retiro: This emblematic neighborhood which features the impressive retiro train station, the Torre Monumental, the beautiful Plaza San Martin with its Malvinas monument, and the deco Cavanah building, will charm architecture lovers.

In the evening go to La Cigale for drinks and some live acoustic music from 11pm onwards.

La Cigale,
25 de Mayo 597, downtown.
4893 2332.
Monday-Friday 6pm until late
Saturdays 9pm–4am.
Cash only. Happy hour until 10pm.

Tuesday

Teatro Colon: A synonym of magnificence, the Teatro Colón is one of the most beautiful and prestigious buildings of the city. Internationally recognized for its acoustics and architecture, this is a place to see and experience.  Tours of the theatre are available every day from 9am-3.45pm. We also recommend you see one of the productions being staged.

Later on, you can also check out one of the free music concerts offered by la Casa de la Cultura on Tuesdays.  Featuring tango singer Gladys Reccia this week.  Or for jazz lovers, the swing summit brings together some of Argentinas best jazz musicians at 9.30pm in Notorious.

Teatro Colon
Cerrito 628
4378-7100
http://www.teatrocolon.org.ar

La Casa de la Cultura,
Rufino de Elizalde 2831, Palermo.
4808 0553

Notorious
Callao 966
4813-6888

Wednesday

If want to learn how to make a proper Argentine asado, take a coking class with Teresita! Starting at 11 am, she will take you to the butcher shop to show you the different cuts, then guide you through the preparation of asado and empanadas, and afterwards, allow you to enjoy the meal! After you’ve taken a ‘siesta’ to recover from lunch, head to the Coliseo Theatre for the opening of the Ushuaia International Classical Music Festival featuring the Moscow Symphonica.

Cooking with Teresita
Spiro 456, Adrogue
4293-5992
http://try2cook.com/Argentina-Cookery-Course.html

Coliseo Theatre
Marcelo T. de Alvear 1125
4814-3056
http://fundacioncoliseum.com.ar/

Thursday

One of the most beautiful places to do shopping in Buenos Aires is the upscale Galeria Pacifico, well worth visiting for its aesthetic and architectural appeal. You can ask for audio-guides at the information center on Mondays through Fridays from 11.30am-4.30pm. Later on you can check out a homage to the muralists of the Galeria by renowned artist Julio Le Park which is being exhibited at the Centro Cultural Borges.

Galeria Pacifico
Florida and Av. Cordoba
5555-5110

Centro Cultural Borges
Viamonte and San Martin
5555-5359

Friday

Art lovers should definitely take the Calle Arroyo tours offered every Wednesday and Friday from 3.30pm-5.00pm. The walk begins at the Spanish American Art Museum and takes you through antique stores, design houses, galleries and historic buildings.
Later on in the evening, an exiting alternative, is the acrobatic show “Tiempos que corren” starting at 9pm.

Calle Arroyo Tours: Ayres de Arte
Book in Advance
4327-0228
mifb.turismocultural@gmail.com.

Tiempos que corren
Polo Circo
Combate de los Pozos and Juan de Garay
Tickets: $30

Saturday

Sunny Saturdays are a great day to take a bike tour through the city. Bike your way through the lakes, the north side, the south side or the outskirts of the city and find out more about the city whilst enjoying the fresh air!

http://www.labicicletanaranja.com.ar/english/index_english.html

Sunday

Feria de matadors: This local traditional fair reopens this Sunday and displays local folklore, gaucho competitions and great typical food! We recommend you go before 1.30pm as that is when the music starts. To be on the safe side, we suggest you plan your transportation with the hotel beforehand as to get to the fair you must go through some of Buenos AIres less charming areas.


Av. Lisandro de la Torre and Av. de los Corrales (Mercado Nacional de Hacienda)

This week in Buenos Aires:

Monday:

Have some tea and cakes at historical tea house Las Violetas in the location of Almagro before heading to the nearby Centro Cultural Konex for the 7 PM Monday classic, La Bomba del Tiempo. This outdoor percussion orchestra is guaranteed to get your feet tapping and arms swinging in a unique rhythmic experience.

Las Violetas:
Av. Rivadavia 3899
4958-7387

Centro Cultural Konex
Sarmiento 3131
Tel: (+ 5411) 48643200

Tuesday:

Visit the Rosedal, a beautiful rose filled park where you can take a stroll or pedal a boat on one of the lakes. Don’t forget to check out the Museo Sivori in the back where you can find a small collection of Argentine art.
Later in the evening starting at 10.30PM  live jazz and tarot readings at Centro Cultural Matienzo.

Museo Sivori/ Rosedal
Av. Infanta Isabel 555
Tel./Fax +54 011 4774-9452

Centro Cultural Matienzo
Matienzo 2424
y Av. Cabildo al 300, Bs. As.
Tel: 15-6526-8080

Wednesday:

The Museo de Arte Moderno, recently reopened in the neighborhood of San Telmo and is a great place to check out some of the local contemporary artists. Afterwards take the opportunity to walk through the streets of this beautiful neighborhood and have a cup of coffee at the traditional “Bar el Federal.”
In the evening head out to Uni Club to the Latin Jam party where you can move to jazzy latin rhythms!

Museo de Arte Moderno
Av. San Juan 350 (C1143AAO)
4342-3001/2970
Bar el Federal
Peru corner with Carlos Calvo
Tel: 4300-4313

Latin Jam
Uni Club
Guardia Vieja 3360
4867 6764

Thursday:

The Xul Solar museum is a place filled with the rich imagination of this playful, symbolic  and colorful artist. Guided tours are offered at 4pm.
In the evening head to Thelonious Bar for drinks featuring live jazz music at 9.30PM by Marina Quiroga.

Museo Xul Solar
Laprida 1212
Tel: (54 11) 4824-3302

Thelonious
Salguero 1884 1st floor
4829-1562

Friday:

Head to the MALBA and check out Grete Stern’s ‘Dreams’, a series of vintage photomontages done by German/Argentine designer and photographer Grete Stern for the Argentine magazine “Idilio” to illustrate the dreams of readers for a segment dedicated to psychoanalysis.

In the evening starting at 8.30PM you can take a beginner tango lesson at “La Catedral”

MALBA
Avda. Figueroa Alcorta 3415
C1425CLA Buenos Aires, Argentina
T +54 (11) 4808 6500 | 6515

La Catedral
Sarmiento 4006, doorbell 5 (Almagro)
Teléfono: 4342-4794

Saturday and Sunday:

7th Tattoo show- A gathering of tattoo artists, for the daring.
Bauen Hotel- 4-6th of March-
Callao 360 ,
Capital Federal 
4370-0400

Plaza Francia Artisan Fair
A large fair in Plaza Francia where the best local artisans display their array of leather, metal, and  woven goods. A great place to shop and browse after visiting the Recoleta Cemetery.

Flea Market in Colegiales
A wonderful collection of antiques, odd objects and surprising finds! The Market is located on Dorrego and Niceto Vega.