This Week: 14th-20th of September

Monday

Stop by the MALBA to check out the Polesello and Teresa Burga exhibits, as well as Jeff Koons Ballerina. Figueroa Alcorta 3415, Palermo. 

In the evening, at 8pm, head to the Centro Argentino de Teatro Ciego (Argentine blind theatre center), and experience the music of Daft Punk in absolute darkness. Tickets here.

Tuesday

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(Photo by Monica Müller)

Buenos Aires Food Week kicks off, which means you can taste three course menus at a special price of 170 pesos for lunch and 280 pesos for dinner at some of the cities best restaurants, including UCO! Make sure to book your place ASAP through the BA Food Week web page here.

Wednesday

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(Photo by Xime)

If the weather is nice, a day trip to Tigre is a must while you’re in Buenos Aires. You can try a water sport, stop by the Mercado de Frutos where you can purchase local goods, go on a rollercoaster ride, and even place your bets at the local Casino. Explore on your own or try a tour!

Later on, Marta Noguera will be playing at the Palacio Paz Piano Wednesday sessions that are taking place throughout September at 7.30pm.  Santa Fe 750, Retiro

Thursday

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(Groupe F, Photo by tommpouce)

The FIBA international theatre festival kicks off with a stunning performance by the French Groupe F at Parque Sarmiento at 9pm. Tickets are on sale at the Colón Theatre (Tucumán 1171, downtown) and at Casa de la Cultura (Av. de Mayo 575, downtown), both well worth visiting for their historical and architectural value as well.

Friday

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(Photo by Josiah Mackenzie)

Urban Running Tours are perfect for the sporty types. Those that prefer to eat will certainly enjoy a Parrilla Tour. Otherwise, for something cultural and really typical, try a fileteado porteño tour at 2pm and find out more about this unique local art style.

Later on, stop by the Centro Cultural Recoleta and catch one of the stunning Fuerza Bruta shows. Tickets here.

Saturday and Sunday

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(Photo by onthego tours)

Book your place at UCO´s unique weekend brunch, with a great Irish version as well! 3220-6800Soler 5862, Palermo.

In the spirit of greeting Spring, don’t miss the colorful Holi fest that will take place at the Palermo racetracks on Sunday from 2pm onwards. Tickets here.

At 5pm on Sunday, the Colón Theatre inaugurates their opera production of Don Carlo.  Tickets here.

Also on Sunday, Faith No More will be staging a live show at the Luna Park Stadium. Tickets here.

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.