This Week in Buenos Aires

Monday

(Photo by ollarte.olie)

Literature enthusiasts will have a whole week to explore detective fiction at the Buenos Aires Negra festival which will feature book readings, films, theatre, and a fake-trial, amongst others activities. From the 11th-17th of June. Find the full program 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

 

Tuesday

(Photo by Sebastian-Dario)

Don’t miss the temporary exhibit on Jesuit missionary cultural activities in Latin America, being held at the Museo de Arte Hispanoamericano Isaac Fernandez Blanco. Tours of the museum are also available in English with prior booking at 4327-0272 or mifb_educativa@buenosaires.gob.ar. Suipacha 1422, Downtown.

In the evening don’t miss the special production of Rinaldo, an opera by Georg Friedrich Händel, which will be staged at the Colón theatre on the 12th, 15th, 17th, and 19th of June. Tickets here.

 

Wednesday

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Whilst touring Recoleta don’t forget to stop by the Palais de Glace where a special photography exhibit is being held until the 9th of July.  Opening hours: Tue-Sun midday-8pm. Posadas 1725, Recoleta.

In the evening head to the Abasto neighborhood for a taste of tango presented by the Orquesta Típica Fernandez Fierro at the Club Atletico Fernández Fierro. Sánchez de Bustamante 764, Abasto. caff@fernandezfierro.com.

 

Thursday

(Photo by Gustav’s)

Stop by Argentina’s national library and learn more about this historically rich site. Guided tours are available on weekdays from 10am-2pm with prior reservation at 4808-6025 visitas@bn.gov.ar. Additionally, the library hosts many exhibits and cultural events. Find a full program here.  Aguero 2502, Palermo. 4808-6040. contacto@bn.gov.ar.

Close to the library is the Museo del Libro y de la Lengua (the book and language museum), also worth visiting. Open from Tuesdays to Sundays from 2pm-7pm.  Av. Las Heras 2555, Recoleta. 4808-0090.  museodellibro@bn.gov.ar

For a unique evening, book your place at Fierro Hotel’s Thursday wine tasting and sample some great Argentine wines, chosen by the president of the Argentine Sommelier Association Andres Rosberg and in-house Sommelier Martin Bruno. Tastings, which include special tapas from Hernán Gipponi Restaurant, cost 25 USD per person and are limited to 7 people. Soler 5862, Palermo. 3220-6800.

 

Friday

(Photo by Gobierno de la Ciudad de Buenos Aires)

Visit the Feria de las Artes at the Plazoleta San Francisco on the corner of Alsina and Defensa.  Whilst you’re in the area don’t forget to stop by the Cafe Tortoni for coffee and medialunas (croissants).

In the evening don’t miss the special production of Rinaldo, an opera by Georg Friedrich Händel, which will be staged at the Colón theatre on the 12th, 15th, 17th, and 19th of June. Tickets here.

 

Saturday and Sunday

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The best of contemporary Argentine design will be on display from the 14th to the 20th of June at Feria Puro Diseño in La Rural. Sarmiento 2704, Palermo.

Head to the Planetarium in Palermo for one of the special screenings of Journey to the Stars. You can also access the planetariums telescopes to get unique views of the sky. Av. Sarmiento and Belisario Roldan. 4772-9265

On Sunday don’t miss the special production of Rinaldo, an opera by Georg Friedrich Händel, which will be staged at the Colón theatre on the 12th, 15th, 17th, and 19th of June. Tickets here.

Also on Sunday, to end the Buenos Aires Negra festival, there will be a Venetian Party at FILO starting at 10pm. San Martin 975, Downtown.

This Week in Buenos Aires

Monday

(ArteBA by Fabio Tellez)

Today is the last chance to visit ArteBA for those that weren’t able to last week. In the vicinity is Feria Puro Diseño (the best of Buenos Aires Design) which is on until Wednesday.

In the evening head to the Carlos Gardel Museum for a tango concert.

Museo Carlos Gardel

Jean Jaures 735, Almagro

4964-2015

Open: Mon, Wed, Thur, Fri, Sat, Sun- 11am-6pm

Concerts: Mondays at 6.30pm

Tuesday

(Floralis Generica in Recoleta by henry0)

For the more athletic, an urban running tour around Recoleta and Palermo is a great way to squeeze in some exercise whilst getting to know interesting information about the city sites, which also work as rest stops. More information here.

In the evening the Argentina Independent is hosting a May Pub Quiz (in English) in La Tribu bar where you can meet people and maybe win something! Another great option for the night is heading to nightclub Bahrein for its Tuesday Drum and Bass party.

Bar de La Tribu

Lambaré 873, Almagro

Starting 8PM

Contact: events@argentinaindependent.com to reserve your place in a team.

Bahrein

Lavalle 345, downtown.

From 11pm onwards (remember partying starts later here at pox 1am)

Wednesday

Independence day “pastelitos”  by j-cornelius)

Celebrate the Argentine Independence by heading to the Feria de Mataderos (we recommend you take a cab) where you can experience the national folklore, and typical customs related to the gauchos. Don’t miss out of the “locro”, a typical soup made on national holidays which has legumes and different meat cuts. Another festive bite to try are the “pastelitos” which are sweet crispy pastries filled with sweet potato jam or quince jam.

In the evening, the Rio Café host their Wednesday hit “Rock in Rio”.

Feria de Mataderos

Mercado Nacional de Hacienda

‪Lisandro de la Torre Av. and Los Corrales Av.  ‬

Rio Café

Honduras 4772, Palermo‬

Open 11pm-3am‬

Thursday

(Palacio Paz by alanlangdon)

Take an English tour of the stunning Palacio Paz at the Circulo Militar at 3.30pm and discover the Parisian influence on Buenos Aires architecture.

In the evening, catch Canadian circus group PSY at Parque Patricios for a great show that is sure to surprise you.

Palacio Paz

Av. Santa Fe 750, Downtown

4311-1071

PSY- Polo Circo

Combate de los Pozos 1700, between Garay and Brazil, Parque Patricios.

Tickets: 40 pesos, available on location or at Casa de la Cultura.

Friday

(Clavel del Aire-Luis Perlotti  by felixion)

Check out some of the local sculpture at Museo de Esculturas Luis Perlotti set in the sculptors home and atelier in Caballito. Also exhibited in the museum is a temporary display of ceramics by Carlota Cairo.

In the evening continue with the art scavenging at the monthly gallery nights, where you can explore the cities art galleries amongst enthusiastic crowds.

Another alternative is heading to the Oreja Negra to listen to some of Pablo Dacals’ talent and music.

Museo de Esculturas Luis Perlotti

Pujol 644, Caballito

4433-3396

Open: Tue-Sun 11am-7pm

La Oreja Negra

Uriarte 1271, Palermo

info@laorejanegra.com.ar

The show starts at 9pm. Entrance fee 30 pesos.

Saturday and Sunday

(Planetarium by henry0)

Visit the Planetarium  at 3pm to get a very special view of the sun.