This Week: 23-29 June

Monday

Via BASA

Via BASA

Long weekend thanks to the World Cup? Longer week ahead (thanks to the World Cup)? 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.

 

Tuesday

Via Jocelyn Mandryk

Via Jocelyn Mandryk

 

Turn a glass of vino into something way more exciting and drop by Pain & Vin wine bar. This Palermo store-café-tasting room has a great selection from boutique Argentine producers, plus they speak great English to help you get the most from your choice. Take a Malbec home for later, or crack it open there and then. Gorriti 5132, Palermo Soho.

 

Wednesday

Via Cocina Sunae

Via Cocina Sunae

Southeast Asian restaurant Cocina Sunae recently started to open its doors on Wednesday nights. Avoid the weekend rush and treat yourself to a mid-week spice kick you won’t regret. For a real bang, order a ginger kamikaze.

 

Thursday

Galeria Union via Marina Charles

Galeria Union via Marina Charles

Our guest blogger Marina Charles spilled the beans a few weeks ago, but tonight Galería UNION throws opens its doors to a brand-new street-art exhibit. Featuring works by the distinctive Cabaio who is known for his stencilling, “La Lluvia” presents his vibrant new artworks. Using multiple layers of stencils, he creates works which juxtapose layers of colour, iconic images and typography, using the power and chaos of the city as his inspiration. Opens tonight via invite, open Mon-Fri 12pm-7pm Carlos Calvo 736, San Telmo.

 

Friday

Via Gastronomique

Via Gastronomique

For outdoor drinking and beer on tap, check out new Recoleta pub slash campsite Camping. Although the beer list is short and sweet for the time being, they plan to start making their own brew in the near future. Log in to their WiFi and use their virtual jukebox, which is totally awesome and addictive. Pueyrredón 2501, Recoleta.

 

Weekend

Via Biography

Via Biography

Boris jazz club’s Boris Big Band puts on a special tribute to Duke Ellington this evening. Unmissable for fans of the legendary pianist and composer. 80 pesos. 8pm, Gorriti 5568, Palermo Hollywood.

 

Via GCBA

Via GCBA

Also over the weekend at the Planetarium, there is free star-spotting of the galactic kind. Every Saturday and Sunday from 7pm to 8.30pm.  Av. Sarmiento and Belisario Roldán, Palermo.

This Week: 19-25 May

Monday

Via Polo Circo

Via Polo Circo

Blow away the Monday blues with a trip… to the circus! Buenos Aires is currently hosting the sixth Polo Circo until 25 May. From burleque to cabaret and clowns and gravity-defying tumbles. Tickets are available from Cultural San Martín at Sarmiento 1551 and Buenos Aires Polo Circo on Juan de Garay and Combate de los Pozos.  Tuesday

Via Hype

Via Hype

There’s an all-star international cast of DJs at Hype at Kika tonight with a strong musical offering from Italy. Razihel joins Hype regulars Matt Ashley and Fabricio Ruiz for a full-on night of electro, dubstep, hip hop, trap. moombahton, drum&bass and house. From midnight, Honduras 5539, Palermo Soho.

Wednesday

Via Gastronomique

Via Gastronomique

For outdoor drinking and beer on tap, check out new Recoleta pub slash campsite Camping. Although the beer list is short and sweet for the time being, they plan to start making their own brew in the near future. Log in to their WiFi and use their virtual jukebox, which is totally awesome and addictive. Pueyrredón 2501, Recoleta.   Thursday Screen Shot 2014-05-19 at 13.29.38 Did you know you can catch movies for free on Thursdays? The audiovisual district, better known as the north side of Palermo Hollywood, is screening once a week at El Dorrego. May has been all about renowned director Pablo Trapero (he also directed Carancho) and today you can see Nacido y Criado (Born and Bred). 7.30pm, Zapiola 50, Colegiales. Free.   Friday

Document Art Gallery via arteBA

Document Art Gallery via arteBA

Aesthetes will be in their element from today and for the rest of the weekend as the 23rd edition of arteBA kicks off. This year, photography has its own section – Photobooth – for the first time while other notable elements include U-TURN masterminded by Spanish curator Agustin Pérez Rubio. 90 pesos. Until May 26. La Rural, Plaza Italia. Weekend

Via Pachamama Fotos

Via Pachamama Fotos

Sunday marks 25 May, one of the most important national holidays in Argentina. It commemorates the day in which the Viceroyalty of the Rio de la Plata was overthrown and replaced by the First Assembly; one of the turning points in Argentine independence. If ever there was a time to celebrate patriotism, this is it! Festivities include typical dances in folklore peñas, and patriotic foods such as locroempanadas, and pastelitos. Que rico!