This Week: 25th-31st of May

Monday

san martin

(Photo by Santiago Allaria)

Argentina celebrates its independence and the Fiesta de Colectividades will be taking place at Av Caseros for the occasion from 11am onwards. There will be food stands and typical folklore music and dances. Av. Caseros and Monteagudo, Parque Patricios.

Last chance to stop by the Puro Diseño design fair at La Rural in Palermo. More information here.

In the evening, BAMA cine arte will be screening David Lynch’s Wild at Heart at 7pm, and The Elephant man at 9.30pm. Diagonal Norte 1150, downtown.

Tuesday

Volatil felicidad (Fleeting Happiness) is the new photography exhibit taking place at Parque de la Memoria, which gathers a collection of images from Argentina in the nineties. Rafael Obligado 6745, Costanera.

In the evening, don’t miss the Buena Vista Social Club live concert at the Gran Rex Theatre. Tickets here.

Wednesday

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(Photo by Georgina)

Take one of Foto Ruta’s Street Scape tours and learn some photography tips while discovering the city from a different angle. More information here.

Tchaikovsky’s gorgeous Swan Lake ballet will be staged all week at the Colón Theatre. Tickets here.

Thursday

The B.15 Performance Biennial is still taking place until the 7th of June with works by renowned local and international artists including Laurie Anderson, Marina Abramovic, Marta Minujín, Sophie Calle and more. Find the full program here.

In the evening, renowned Argentine singer/songwriter Silvio Rodriguez will be staging a live show at the Luna Park Stadium Tickets here

Friday

planetario

 (Photo by nestor ferraro)

The Ciudad Verde Festival, which promotes sustainability and healthy lifestyle, will be taking place throughout the weekend from Friday to Sunday with exhibits of recycled garbage art, a food fair and more. Find the full program here.

At 8pm or 9.30pm there will be a live band at the Planetarium playing Pink Floyd covers under projections of impressive starry skies. Av. Sarmiento and Belisario Roldán, Palermo.

Saturday and Sunday

gaia

(Photo by Alice Popkorn)

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

The Ciudad Verde Festival, which promotes sustainability and healthy lifestyle, will be taking place throughout the weekend with exhibits of recycld garbage art, a food fair and more. Find the full program here.

Stop by the Palermo Rosedal where you can rent paddle boats to cruise the small lake alongside the ducks, and visit the Sivori Museum, which offers free tours in English and German on Saturdays at 3pm and 5pm! Av. Infanta Isabel 555, Palermo.

Neighborhood Markets and Fairs in Buenos Aires

(Photo by jvc)

Neighborhood markets are charming places to find local characters and unique flavors and knickknacks. Below is a list of markets in BA where you will come across traditional foods, trinkets, craftwork, bargain prices and freaky finds.

Belgrano

Feria Modelo de Belgrano: Foodies will enjoy this indoor European style fair which was started in the 50´s in a well preserved 1800´s building and is now the place to go for gourmet products such as Patagonian trout, mushrooms, cheeses, and unique meat cuts like quail or armadillo. Open Mon-Fri from 8am-1pm and 5pm-8.30pm, and Sat from 8am-1pm. Ciudad de la Paz and Juramento.

Barrio Chino: Also in Belgrano is the local china town, a popular place amongst locals and foreigners who seek oriental specialties, and unique colors and flavors.  Juramento and Arribeños.

Palermo

Mercado de Pulgas in Palermo: The Dorrego Flea Market in Palermo is often overlooked and is the perfect place to go on a treasure hunt.  Antiques and curious finds are waiting to be dug up and claimed in this charming neighborhood market. Open Tue-Sun 10am-7pm.  Av.Dorrego and Conde.

Recoleta

Feria de Artesanos Plaza Francia: If you´re looking for hand woven textiles, wood carvings, artisanal leather goods and other local craftwork the Artisans fair in Plaza Francia, right next to the Recoleta cemetery, is the place to go. Open on weekends and holidays from 11am-8pm. Av. Libertador and Pueyrredon.

San Telmo

Feria de Antiguedades de San Telmo: San Telmo is a world known antique center where valuable collectors items are sold, but also, where knick-knacks and unique objects from the immigrants that populated the country can be found.  Although the neighborhood is full of antique stores that can be visited during the week, it’s the fair on Sundays that gathers visitors and locals alike.  Defensa and Humberto 1.

Caballito

Mercado del Progreso: This food market in the Caballito neighborhood is one of the oldest in the city having opened in 1889. Colorful vegetable stands and butchers that sell meat fresh from the farms are what the market is known for. The market is also around the corner of the antique tram, which you can visit on the weekends.   Market open on Mon-Sat from 7.30am-1pm, and 5pm-8.30pm. Av. Rivadavia 5430.

Mataderos

Feria de Mataderos: The Mataderos fair is held every Sunday and offers regional foods, gaucho accessories, knitwear, and leather bags amongst others. Gaucho traditions, such as the “carrera de sortija” and typical dances from around the country are also carried out on a stage. The fair is on Lisandro de la Torre Avenue, in Mataderos on Sunday. To get there, we suggest you coordinate transport with the hotel, as you will have to go through some dodgy areas to arrive.

More:

For organic produce, eco products and a laid back atmosphere head to El Galpón de Chacarita. Wednesday and Saturday 9am to 6pm. Av. Fédérico Lacroze 4171, Chacarita. 4554 9330.

Cheap bargains, unusual finds (including odd shaped mannequins) and noisy crowds at the Once shopping district.