Buenos Aires Agenda: December/Diciembre

Events/Eventos

dansah

AK Rockefeller

02-11 The Contemporary Dance Festival will be taking place throughout the city. Find the full program here.

El Festival de Danza Contemporánea se lleva a cabo en distintas localidades de la ciudad. La programación entera está disponible aquí.  

03/04 During the weekend of the 3rd and 4th, stop for a bite at one of the food trucks at the Food Fest BA that will take place in La Rural. Av. Sarmiento 2704, Palermo. 

Durante el fin de semana del 3 y el 4, se lleva a cabo el Food Fest BA en La Rural donde los food trucks darán a conocer las últimas tendencias gourmet de la ciudad. Av. Sarmiento 2704, Palermo.

06-11 The Feria Internacional de Artesanías (handcrafts fair) will be taking place at La Rural and could be a good place to buy unique Christmas gifts. Av. Sarmieto 2704, Palermo

La Feria Internacional de Artesanías se lleva a cabo en La Rural y podría ser un buen lugar para comprar regalos de navidad. Av. Sarmiento 2704, Palermo

06-13 The Colón Theatre will be staging a production of Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess. Get your tickets here!

El Teatro Colón presenta una producción de la ópera Porgy and Bess de George Gershwin. Entradas aquí

17-29 The Colón Theatre wraps up the year with a special production of the ballet Giselle. Tickets here.

Para cerrar el año, el Teatro Colón trae el ballet Giselle a su escenario. Entradas aquí.  

We will be posting Christmas and New Year updates closer to date. Find information about the holiday season in Buenos Aires here.

Publicaremos actualizaciones con respecto a las fiestas más cerca de la fecha. Puede encontrar más información con respecto a la celebración de Navidad y Año Nuevo aquí. 

Art/Arte

the-kitchen

Picasso- The Kitchen

03 –The last Gallery  Day event of the year will be taking place in the Palermo-Villa Crespo area from 6 to 8pm.

El último Gallery Day del año se lleva a cabo en el circuito Palermo- Villa Crespo de 18 a 20 hs. 

MALBA: The MALBA museum is featuring the works of Carlos Motta and Alicia Penalba and a new exhibit from the Fadel collection. Also, its permanent collection has a new postcolonial focus and is titled “Verboamérica” . Figueroa Alcorta 3415, Palermo. 

MALBA: El MALBA continúa exhibiendo la obra de Carlos Motta y Alicia Penalba una muestra de la colección Fadel. Además. Además, el museo propone un nuevo concepto curatorial con un enfoque poscolonial de su colección permanente bajo el título “Verboamérica” . Figueroa Alcorta 3415, Palermo. 

Fundación PROA: The art foundation in La Boca is showcasing an exhibit of Kazimir Malevich’s works until the 11th. Av. Pedro de Mendoza 1929, La Boca.

Fundación PROA: La fundación de arte en La Boca tiene en exhibición una retrospectiva de la obra del artista ruso Kazimir Malevich hasta el 11 de diciembre. Av. Pedro de Mendoza 1929, La Boca.

MNBA: The Buenos Aires fine arts museums will be celebrating its 120th birthday in December and will be staging special events, specially on the 12th. It is also showcasing the works of sculptor Norberto Gómez and of Ernesto de la Cárcova Av. Libertador 1473, Palermo.

MNBA: El Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes sus 120 años en diciembre, y habrán eventos especiales durante todo el mes a modo de festejo, en especial el lunes 12 de diciembre. Además tiene en exhibición la obra del escultor Norberto Gómez y de Ernesto de la Cárcova. Av. Libertador 1473, Palermo.

MAMBA:  The Modern Art Museum of Buenos Aires is showcasing a selection of drawings by Picasso, a collection of works by Antonio Berni, and a series of 3D audiovisual concerts.

MAMBA: El Museo de Arte Moderno de Buenos Aires está exhibiendo una colección de dibujos de Picasso, una colección de Antonio Berni y una serie de conciertos audiovisuales 3D.

This Week: 10-16th of August

Monday

couture

(Photo by davidcwong888)

Buenos Aires Fashion Week kicks off until the 14th of August, so put on your most stylish raincoat and head over to La Rural in Palermo to check out the latest fashion collections for the upcoming Spring/Summer season in Argentina. More information here.

In the evening, immerse yourself in complete silence and listen to U2 on a holophonic sound system at the Centro Argentino de Teatro Ciego. Tickets here.

Tuesday

anna-ancher-sorg-grief-1902

(Sorg- Anna Ancher)

The National Museum of Fine Arts (MNBA) is showcasing an exhibit of Nordic art, and a collection of indigenous art from Paraguay. Stop by if you’re in the Recoleta area and warm up over coffee afterwards at the famous La Biela cafe. Av. Del Libertador 14730, Recoleta.

Try some mate, practice some Spanish and meet new people at the Tuesday Mate Conversation Club that starts at 6.30pm. Sign up at mateclubdeconversacion@gmail.com . Uruguay 862, downtown

Wednesday

manzana de las luces

(Photo by Jennifer Morrow)

Guided tours at 3pm of  Manzana de las Luces, an old Jesuit residence from the 1700’s in the San Telmo area are well worth the experience! Peru 272, San Cristobal.

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

Thursday

The Centro Cultural Kirchner is showcasing an exhibit of controversial French photographer Sophie Calle’s work, featuring interpretations by different women of a break-up letter that the artist recieved. Sarmiento 151, downtown.

In the evening, don’t miss the Buenos Aires Philharmonic and Sergio Tiempo at the Colón Theatre that will be presenting pieces by Sibelius, Rachmaninov and Nielsen. Tickets here.

Friday

tango

(Photo by Zabara Alexander)

Lose yourself to dance at The Tango Festival and World Championship that will be taking place until the 27th of August. Find the full program here.

From 9pm onwards you can stop by Isabel Bar in Palermo, one of the hottest nightspots for cocktails in the city. Uriarte 1664, Palermo. 
Saturday and Sunday

disco

(Photo by Eugenia Loli)

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

The Tango Festival and World Championship will be taking place throughout the weekend until the 27th of August. Find the full program here.

On Saturday and Sunday you can also head to the Palermo Racetracks where the monthly Buenos Aires Market event will be taking place, offering great produce and food in a colorful outdoor setting! Avenida Libertador and Dorrego.

You can also 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.

On Sunday night, Mandarine Park nightclub will be hosting a big party with international DJ’s as Monday the 17th is a national holiday. Tickets are available here.

Top 5 BA Activities on a Budget

(Photo by slaff)

1- Costanera Sur Ecologic Reserve (and a chori): One of the most spectacular views of the city can be found at the ecologic reserve behind Puerto Madero, plus, on the outside, it is surrounded by choripan carts where you can get scrumptious chorizo  filled sandwiches for a fair price.

2- Buenos Aires Local Tours: Take a free tour of Buenos Aires with Jonathan, an Englishman in love with the city. Tours start every day at 11am at the centre of Plaza Italia by the Garibaldi Horse monument and cover the areas of Almagro, Congress and the Plaza de Mayo using local transport to get around. More information here.

3- The Recoleta Cemetery: Surrounded by some of the city’s most beautiful parks, this is a classic city landmark that is free for roaming and discovering, plus, nearby are the Centro Cultural Recoleta, the MNBA (national museum of fine arts), and the Palais de Glace which all host free exhibits regularly.

4-Palermo 3 de Febrero Parks: The Botanical Gardens, the Palermo Rosedal and the rest of the surrounding green areas are all beautiful city landmarks with sculptures, monuments, (a significant cat population) and even paddle-boats to enjoy on a sunny afternoon.

5- La Bomba del Tiempo: This unique percussion orchestra event has become one of Monday’s highlights in the city and is a great alternative for dancing and experiencing a one-of-a-kind environment. The ticket is 50 pesos (same as for a cinema ticket) if bought in advance here, or 60 pesos at the door.

And on a Sunday, stopping by the Feria de Mataderos is a great way of getting a dose of the typical local gaucho customs for next to nothing if you don’t get too tempted by the leather goods and crafts on sale!

Hot Summer Nightspot: Soria

(Photo by fibroblast)

Set in the heart of Palermo, Soria offers the perfect summer hangout since 2012. The outdoor terrace and patio are the bar’s big attraction although it has indoor refuge for the occasional stormy day. Deck chairs, plants and starry skies but also great drinks and DJs make it a place for both relaxing with a cold beer and dancing the night away. Soria also serves bar food and has a spot to park bicycles, keeping up with all the latest city trends. Gorriti 5151, Palermo. 4832-1745.

Almagro Tango Festival 2012

tango

(Photo by cernIO)

Throughout the week, until the 2nd of December, Almagro, one of the city’s most renowned tango neighborhoods will be hosting their 2012 tango festival. The event will include, tango lessons, live concerts, and more. Find the schedule for upcoming tango events below:

Thursday

7pm- Tango lessons by Soledad Fernández and Eugenia Della Latta at Almagro Tango Club, Medrano 688, Almagro.

9.30 pm- Live tango music by Duo Greco- Liberati with guests Guillermo Fernández and the Orquesta Típica Almagro, and Osvaldo Peredo.  Almagro Tango Club, Medrano 688, Almagro.

Midnight- Live tango music by Pablo Motta Quintet at Sanata Bar, Sarmiento 3501, Almagro.

Friday

9.30pm- Live tango music by Dúo Daniel Binelli – Polly Ferman and Quasimodo Trío at Almagro Tango Club, Medrano 688, Almagro.

Midnight- Live tango music by Julián Quinteto and Quinteto Tanguísimo at Sanata Bar, Sarmiento 3501, Almagro.

Saturday

9pm- Elvino Vardano String Orchestra and Juan Pablo Navarro featuring “Fantasía Contrapiazzolisimo” and Quinteto Viceversa featuring  “Tangos nocturnos”.  Special guest: Julio Pane. Almagro Tango Club, Medrano 688, Almagro.

11pm-  Negro Falótico and Anibal Corniglio´s quintet at Almagro Tango Club, Medrano 688, Almagro.

Midnight- . Amores Tangos at Sanata Bar, Sarmiento 3501, Almagro.

Sunday

Closing ceremony featuring free tango lessons from 3pm and live music by Violentango/Rock de Nylon, Orquesta Típica Ariel Ardit, Orquesta Típica Conciertos Atorrantes and singers Cucuza Castiello, Guillermo Fernández, Alicia Vignola, Osvaldo Peredo, Negro Falotico and Limón García at Plaza Almagro Sarmiento 3800, Almagro.

There will also be seminars and master classes for accordion players, tango dancers and more. More information here.

Whilst in the area don’t miss these great Almagro hotspots!

Tango Festival and World Championship 2012

(Photo by femuruy)

One of the most important cultural events of the year, the Tango Festival and World Championship, kicks off today, promising for a full two weeks of traditional porteño music and dancing. The festival, which will be inaugurated today at La Usina del Arte with a special presentation at 8pm by Pablo Agri and la Orquesta Típica Sub25, will display both traditional and contemporary tango until the 28th of August.

Some of the participating venues include the Centro de Exposiciones, where dance lessons, world dance championship, a Piazzolla music program, and most of the tango concerts will take place; La Usina del Arte, in La Boca, where there will be a special program of acoustic tango concerts, as well as parties and “Milonga Raves”; the Anfiteatro del Parque Centenario, where various tango shows will take place, the Teatro Regio, in Chacarita; the Luna Park, where the tango dance world championship finals will take place, and the Colón Theatre, where there will be a special presentation by TangoContempo on the 20th of August. Additionally, there will be a product fair and permanent exhibition of Piazzolla in the Centro de Exposiciones from the 15th to the 26th of August.

Some of the recommended events for the 2012 Tango Festival and World Championship include the Usina del Arte parties, where there will be remixes of electronic tango and late night dancing during the weekend from 8pm onwards; Gabriel Senanes Trio‘s Tango Monstrosos debut, with Pablo Agri, Pipi Piazzolla and Pedro Aznar as guests; the TangoContempo concert at the Colón Theatre on the 20th of August; the tango dancing world championship rounds, of course, and also, on Sunday the 26th of August the special tango dance shows that will be held at the Centro de Exposiciones from 2.30pm onwards.

The full program is available here.

Tickets to all the events are free of charge and for the Centro de Exposiciones, Anfiteatro del Parque Centenario, and Teatro Regio will be available on a first come first serve basis before the shows. Tickets (a maximum of two per person) for the Usina del Arte will be handed out with the following criteria: for shows starting at 5.30pm, tickets must be picked up at 2pm, for shows starting from 6pm onwards, tickets will be available at 5pm, and tickets are not required for the Usina parties. The tickets for the opening concert are being raffled by facebook. Tickets (again only two per person) for the Teatro Colón show will be available at the Centro de Exposiciones box office on Saturday the 18th of August from 11am. The Luna Park tickets for the dance finals will be available on Monday the 20th of August from 11am at the box office of the Centro de Exposiciones following the same two per person criteria.

Long Weekend in Buenos Aires

Tuesday is Labor Day, a national holiday for Argentines, and although it is not particularly eventful, the long weekend is. Below is a list of upcoming fun to be had.

(Photo by Robert Ostmann)

Saturday

Don’t forget to make a reservation for Hernán Gipponi’s famous one of a kind brunch, now served on Saturdays too! Soler 5862, Palermo Hollywood.  3220-6800.  info@hgrestaurant.com.ar.

Buenos Aires Food Market: Throughout the weekend a special organic outdoor market will be set up in San Telmo where visitors are welcome to stop for a savory healthy bite. The event will be postponed in case of rain.  Av. Caseros between  Bolivar and Defensa, San Telmo.

Don’t miss the new MALBA exhibits; Bye Bye American Pie, which showcases some of the most influential American contemporary art by Jean-Michel Basquiat, Larry Clark, Nan Goldin, Jenny Holzer, Barbara Kruger, Cady Noland, and Paul Mc Carthy, and the Leon Ferrari  showcase “Brailles, relectura de la biblia”. Avenida Figueroa Alcorta 3415, Recoleta. 

Vendimia en Boedo is a wine and art festival celebrating the local viticulture. Don’t miss the chance to experience different kinds of wine, live music and shows and art exhibits. Av. Boedo 880.

The city will be abuzz with literary activity until the 7th of May at the annual international book fair. Tickets cost 20 pesos from Mon-Thur and 26 pesos on the weekend. Find the full program of activities here.

Rock legend Bob Dylan will be presenting the third of four shows at the Gran Rex Theatre on Saturday. Tickets here.

Sunday

Don’t forget to make a reservation for Hernán Gipponi’s famous one of a kind brunch, now served on Saturdays too! Soler 5862,  Palermo Hollywood.  3220-6800.  info@hgrestaurant.com.ar.

Buenos Aires Food Market: Throughout the weekend a special organic outdoor market will be set up in San Telmo where visitors are welcome to stop for a savory healthy bite. The event will be postponed in case of rain.  Av. Caseros between  Bolivar and Defensa, San Telmo.

Don’t miss the new MALBA exhibits; Bye Bye American Pie, which showcases some of the most influential American contemporary art by Jean-Michel Basquiat, Larry Clark, Nan Goldin, Jenny Holzer, Barbara Kruger, Cady Noland, and Paul Mc Carthy, and the Leon Ferrari  showcase “Brailles, relectura de la biblia”. Avenida Figueroa Alcorta 3415, Recoleta. 

Vendimia en Boedo is a wine and art festival celebrating the local viticulture. Don’t miss the chance to experience different kinds of wine, live music and shows and art exhibits. Av. Boedo 880.

The city will be abuzz with literary activity until the 7th of May at the annual international book fair. Tickets cost 20 pesos from Mon-Thur and 26 pesos on the weekend. Find the full program of activities here.

A city Photography Marathon will be held by Garrick-Arte y Cultura starting at midday. Sign up at esperamaraton@elgarrick.com.ar or call 3526 7439 to book your place.

Those visiting La Boca on Sunday should stop by the traditional Bar El Estaño 1880 where there will be live tango music from 1pm-4pm. Aristobulo del Valle 1100, La Boca.

On Sunday at 7.30pm, renowned local musician Pedro Aznar will be presenting a free live concert in Plaza Italia commemorating the music of Luis Alberto Spinetta. Later on, the book fair will be open free of charge.

Monday

Don’t miss the new MALBA exhibits; Bye Bye American Pie, which showcases some of the most influential American contemporary art by Jean-Michel Basquiat, Larry Clark, Nan Goldin, Jenny Holzer, Barbara Kruger, Cady Noland, and Paul Mc Carthy, and the Leon Ferrari  showcase “Brailles, relectura de la biblia”. Avenida Figueroa Alcorta 3415, Recoleta. 

The city will be abuzz with literary activity until the 7th of May at the annual international book fair. Tickets cost 20 pesos from Mon-Thur and 26 pesos on the weekend. Find the full program of activities here.

In the evening don’t miss out on La Bomba del Tiempo, a percussion orchestra that has become one of the local absolute musts. Centro Cultural Konex Sarmiento 3131, Abasto. 4864-3200

Rock legend Bob Dylan will be presenting the last of four shows at the Gran Rex Theatre. Tickets here.

Stop by La Peña del Colorado where a tango peña will be held at 8.30pm. This Palermo centered Peña serves traditional food and stages live shows by an array of performers as well as hosting folklore dances for the community.  From midnight onwards they also encourage the diners to play spontaneous guitar music. (They offer the guitars).  Güemes 3657, Palermo. 4822-1038. info@lapeniadelcolorado.com.

 

*Monday the 30th of April is the sign-up date for the 4th of May ecological reserve nocturnal tour. Don’t forget to book your place! Av. Tristán Achával Rodríguez 1550, Puerto Madero . 4893-1588/ 4893 -1597 interno 108. reserva_cs@buenosaires.gov.ar

Tuesday

The city will be abuzz with literary activity until the 7th of May at the annual international book fair. Tickets cost 20 pesos from Mon-Thur and 26 pesos on the weekend. Find the full program of activities here.

The Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes in Recoleta is presenting a new exhibit ¨Claridad, la vanguardia en lucha¨, showcasing Argentine art from the 20´s-40´s depicting different social and political aspects that the country was going through at the time. Av. Del Libertador 1473, Recoleta.

From 1pm-5pm there will be a Reiki marathon at the stunning Japanese gardens in Palermo. Av. Figueroa Alcorta and Av. Casares.

If you’re looking for a laugh don’t miss the Grin Go! Stand Up comedy Show starting at 9pm at the Absinth Resto Bar. Bartolomé Mitre 1695, Downtown. 4371-6486. Be sure to make a reservation by emailing gringo@comicosdepie.com.ar.

Buenos Aires Nightlife on Carnival Weekend

(Photo by olmo calvo)

Friday 17th

Throughout Carnival weekend a series of street parades called murgas, a carnival tradition including rhythmic drums and costumes, will be celebrating around town starting 7pm. In Palermo they will be setting up at Darwin between Honduras and Gorriti and in San Telmo they will be at San Juan and Tacuarí. A map with other murga locations is available here.

Sandino Bar will be hosting a Back to the 80´s party starting at 11.30pm. Bolivar 624, San Telmo.

Babel Orkesta- This original group merges sounds from different cultures and forms a lively identity of its own. Their colorful and playful aesthetic is perfect to start getting into the Carnival mood. Ciudad Cultural Konex- Sarmiento 3131, Abasto- 4864-3200 – 12.30pm

Saturday 18th

La Boca Milonga at Vuelta de Rocha- starting at 6pm a special milonga featuring Adriana Varela, Max Van de Voorde and Solange Acosta will be held at the Vuelta de Rocha in La Boca.

Babel Orkesta– This original group merges sounds from different cultures and forms a lively identity of its own. Their colorful and playful aesthetic is perfect to start getting into the Carnival mood. Ciudad Cultural Konex- Sarmiento 3131, Abasto- 4864-3200 – 12.30pm

Throughout Carnival weekend a series of street parades called murgas, a carnival tradition including rhythmic drums and costumes, will be celebrating around town starting 7pm. In Palermo they will be setting up at Darwin between Honduras and Gorriti and in San Telmo they will be at San Juan and Tacuarí. A map with other murga locations is available here.

Sunday 19th

La Bomba del Tiempo- This percussion orchestra has gained quite a reputation for their upbeat shows full of rhythm. They will be staging a show at 7pm in the Anfiteatro Parque de la Costa, Tigre.

Fiesta Bubamara- These parties have become famous in Buenos Aires. Balkan music and lots of upbeat dancing are on the carnival weekend menu starting at midnight! Groove, Av. Sta Fe 4389, Palermo.

 Grito de Carnival en Buenos Aires- Those looking for serious Brazilian dancing are sure to find what they’re looking for at the Carnival party that will be held in Sala Siranush starting 11pm. Armenia 1353, Palermo. 4775-2678.

Throughout Carnival weekend a series of street parades called murgas, a carnival tradition including rhythmic drums and costumes, will be celebrating around town starting 7pm. In Palermo they will be setting up at Darwin between Honduras and Gorriti and in San Telmo they will be at San Juan and Tacuarí. A map with other murga locations is available here.

Monday 20th

La Bomba del Tiempo- This percussion orchestra has gained quite a reputation for their upbeat shows full of rhythm. They will be playing at Ciudad Cultural Konex 7pm and then continuing the party late into the night. . Ciudad Cultural Konex- Sarmiento 3131, Abasto- 4864-3200.

Throughout Carnival weekend a series of street parades called murgas, a carnival tradition including rhythmic drums and costumes, will be celebrating around town starting 7pm. In Palermo they will be setting up at Darwin between Honduras and Gorriti and in San Telmo they will be at San Juan and Tacuarí. A map with other murga locations is available here.

Fiesta Clandestina Especial Carnaval- This carnival foam party will guarantee a whole lot of fun with available costumes and surprise live acts. The party starts at 11pm at Groove. Av. Santa Fe 4389, Palermo.

Fiesta de Carnaval Mistico– Carnival festivities will also be taking center stage at Niceto Club starting at 11.45pm. Humboldt 1356 – Palermo.

Tuesday

Throughout Carnival weekend a series of street parades called murgas, a carnival tradition including rhythmic drums and costumes, will be celebrating around town starting 7pm. In Palermo they will be setting up at Darwin between Honduras and Gorriti and in San Telmo they will be at San Juan and Tacuarí. A map with other murga locations is available here.

Buenos Aires Shakespeare Festival

(Photo by tonynetone)

Throughout the week, until Sunday the 19th, the city will be celebrating the famous English playwright at the 2nd annual Shakespeare festival. Free activities including calligraphy lessons, performances, workshops, and more will be held in different venues and theatres around the city. Additionally there will be a recreation of a medieval village in Buenos Aires Polo Circo (on Combate de los Pozos and Juan de Garay streets) where visitors will be able to enjoy Elizabethan designs, archery, dancing, cuisine, amongst other attractions. Information on activities and theatre productions during the Shakespeare Festival are available here.

Top Tango Venues in Buenos Aires

(Photo by Christian Haugen)

If you’re visiting Buenos Aires chances are tango is on your agenda. Of course due to the popularity of this music genre and dance there are innumerable places to go to for live music, dancing, and tango shows. We’ve put some of them together to point you in the right direction.

Tango Shows

Complejo Tango: Complejo Tango is one of the most popular tango shows in the city and for good reason. They offer superb tango as part of their show, and also a tango lesson prior to it, plus, the food is good.  Av. Belgrano 2608, Buenos. Aires. 4941-1119. reservas@complejotango.com.ar

Rojo Tango: This stunning and intimate show is set in the flamboyant Faena Hotel and is one of the best, albeit pricy, tango shows in the city. For those who like elaborate costumes and choreographies, then this is the place. Faena Hotel & Universe.  Martha Salotti 445, 5787-1536.

Piazzolla Tango: A treasure cove of mischief and distorted fantasies, the basement of the Pasaje Guemes, with its cabaret, theatre and restaurant, has charmed its eclectic public during the 1920′s throughout the 50′s. Now a days Piazzolla Tango offers the chance to visit the beautiful interior of the cabaret, theatre and restaurant whilst serving dinner and staging great tango shows! San Martin 170 // Florida 165, downtown. 4344 8201.

Milongas

Confitería La Ideal: This beautiful confiteria is one of the oldest in the city. Built in the early 1900’s it is graced with high ceilings, vitrauxs, chandeliers, a marble staircase and an old lift reminiscent of a past magnificence. The gorgeous coffee house is also one of the nicest places to go for tango lessons, live tango shows and milongas. Suipacha 380, Downtown, 5265-8069

Salon Canning: For those who are looking for a more authentic and local tango experience, then an evening at Salon Canning should definitely be on the agenda. This Palermo centered milonga is THE place where local tango veterans dance the night away. Scalabrini Ortiz 1331, Palermo. 4826-8351

La Catedral: This somewhat grungy alternative tango hall in Almagro is popular amongst the younger more laid back tango crowds which start the night early with a tango class and then dance the night away into the early dawn. The ample space, the mismatched chairs, the Carlos Gardel shrine add to its appeal whiles its vegetarian restaurant is loved by some and hated by others (eating can always happen else where at the nearby Pierino for example, a family restaurant owned by Italians). All in all, a great place to take a tango lesson and dance all night afterwards in a laid back and fun atmosphere. Sarmiento 4006, Almagro. 155-325-1630.

Live Tango Music

Los 36 Billares: This traditional cafe on Av. De Mayo is an old city treasure that regularly stages tango shows for its local and foreign guests. Also close by is the famous Cafe Tortoni, where shows are also occasionally staged. Av. De Mayo 1265, Downtown,  5353-6670 info@los36billares.com.

El Bar de Roberto: Gardel and other tango-passionates frequented this traditional bar, which was bought by a Spaniard from Asturias in the 1930s. Now a days it’s still kept as in the day, with the same bottles adorning the walls and late night live tango sessions to charm the intimate and usually crowded bar. Bulnes 331, Almagro. 4862-0415

Orquesta Tipica Fernandez Fierro: This youthful and energetic tango orchestra delivers an alternative tango sound at many local popular venues. They are well worth taking into consideration both for the tango and the cool vibe of their shows.

Outdoors

If watching tango dancers out in the fresh air is more to your liking, then you can find talent on San Telmo’s Plaza Dorrego on Sundays. You can also find milongas and tango lessons at La Glorieta in the Belgrano neighborhood where a more local crowd gather to dance under a charming arbor.