This Week: 7-14 April

Food Week is still going strong – what’s been your favourite restaurant so far? – while Argentina’s most legendary DJ is back in Buenos Aires for one night only. Plus a brand new exhibition in Palermo Soho. The next seven days in BA…

Monday

Via BASA

Via BASA

Long weekend? Longer week ahead? One bar that’s open on the barman’s day of rest is BASA. Head downtown and snap up the Moscow Mule (photo) – head bartender Ludo makes the ginger beer in house. Happy hour from 7pm. BASA Basement Bar, Basavilbaso 1328, Retiro.

Monday also sees our One Table dining event take place! Now taking reservations for 21 April.

Tuesday

Via Mass Media

Via Mass Media

Galería Foster Catena has just unveiled a brand-new exhibition by Elisa Strada called “Modelo para armar”. Works focus on painting and silk-screen printing on metal sheets and paper, inspired by urban demonstrations. Honduras 4882, first floor, Palermo Soho. Tuesdays to Saturday, 1pm to 7.30pm. Until 30 April.

Wednesday

Via Bar du Marché

Via Bar du Marché

What day of the week is it? Hump day, clearly, so given that Malbec World Day is creeping ever closer (17 April, grape fans), why not have a tipple at Hollywood wine bar Bar du Marché? With more than 50 wines by the glass, you’ll surely find the wine of your dreams, even if it’s just for one night. Nicaragua 5946, Palermo Hollywood.

Thursday

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There’s still a few more days to take advantage of the 40 restaurants under the Buenos Aires Food Week promo, and our very own Hernán Gipponi is one of them! Lunch is a snip at 140 pesos while dinner weighs in at 220 pesos. Soler 5862, Palermo Hollywood. Reservations: 3220-6820.

Friday

Via Park Hyatt

Via Park Hyatt

There’s another epic wine tasting event on the cards tonight as we continue the run-up to Malbec World Day. Tonight, the Palacio Duhau – Park Hyatt hosts a food and wine pairing fit for the gods in a stunning setting. Alvear 1661, Recoleta. 7pm. Reservations: 5171-1204.

Via Windish Agency

Via Windish Agency

And if electronic music is more your thing, Argentina’s most legendary DJ, Hernán Cattaneo, is back in town for one night. Catch him bringing the house down with his beats at State tonight. State, Alsina 940, Monserrat. Tickets here.

Weekend

There’s more Malbec mayhem on Saturday when Bodegas de Argentina sets up workshops and tasting all around Buenos Aires. Well-known wineries participating include Bianchi, Alfredo Roca, Luigi Bosca, Tapiz, Nieto Senetiner, Norton, Rutini, El Esteco, Trapiche, Casarena, Las Perdices, Sophenia, Secreto Patagónico and Vistalba. Free, but please contribute with non-perishable goods. In Spanish. For the full schedule, go here.

Via Manu Padilla

Via Manu Padilla

Plus PM Open Air Music holds its final outdoor session of the summer. it’s sure to be a cracker – dancing, in the day, by the river! – so check their Facebook for more info.

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!