Buenos Aires Agenda: 21-27 September/Septiembre



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It’s officially spring in the Southern Hemisphere, and there are plenty of ways to celebrate. A picnic in the parks if the weather is sunny, and of course, stopping by the local flower shops to pick a bouquet is a must! If it rains, Florería Atlántico (Arroyo, 872) restaurant in the Retiro area has both flowers and delectable dishes to offer.

In the afternoon, from 5.30pm to 7.30pm, you can stop by the Fierro Hotel garden and grab a couple of cocktails at the new UCO after office event! 3220-6800. Soler 5862, Palermo.

You can also head to the Centro Cultural Konex where famous percussion group, La Bomba del Tiempo, will be carrying out their Monday show starting at 7pm. Sarmiento 3151, Almagro.

La primavera comienza oficialmente en el hemisferio sur y hay muchas formas de celebrarlo. Si está soleado, hacer un picnic en uno de los parques es tradición ya para muchos, como también lo es, por supuesto, parar en una de las florerías de la ciudad a comprar un ramo. Si llueve, el restaurante Florería Atlántico (Arroyo, 872), en la zona de Retiro, ofrece flores y platos especiales para la ocasión. 

A la tarde, desde las 17.30 hasta las 19.30hs.,abre  el jardín de Fierro Hotel para ofrecer cocktails en el after-office de Uco restaurante. 3220-6800. Soler 5862, Palermo.

También a la tarde, a partir de las 19hs., la ya famosa orquesta de percusión, La Bomba del Tiempo, va a estar presentándose, como todos los lunes, en el Centro Cultural Konex.Sarmiento 3151, Almagro.



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The stunning Museo Nacional de Arte Decorativo in Recoleta is featuring a new exhibit of objects crafted in silver. The museum’s permanent collection is also well worth visiting, and their courtyard café- Croque Madame is the perfect spot for a pick-me-up coffee and a pastry.Av. Libertador 1902, Recoleta

Later on head to the Doppelganger Bar in San Telmo for some of the city’s best drinks and atmosphere. Juan de Garay 500, San Telmo.4300 0201.

El Museo Nacional de Arte Decorativo en Recoleta está exhibiendo una nueva colección de platería artesanal. También vale la pena visitar la colección permanente del museo y parar en Croque Madame, el café situado en el patio, un lugar perfecto para parar a la tarde a disfrutar de un café con alguna pastelería francesa. Av. Libertador 1902, Recoleta.

Por la noche, Doppelganger Bar en San Telmo, es una buena opción para probar algunos de los mejores cocktails de Buenos Aires en uno de los ambientes más amenos de la ciudad. Juan de Garay 500, San Telmo.4300 0201.



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The international literature festival FILBA will kick off until Sunday offering literary activities, perfomances and more, including an open pick-up/drop off book event at La Abadía (Gorostiaga 1908, Las Cañitas) on Friday and Saturday.

In the evening, the Colón Theatre will be staging an opera production of GiuseppeVerdi’s Don Carlo about the struggle against political and religious oppression. Tickets here.

El Festival Internacional de Literatura de Buenos Aires (FILBA) arranca su programación hasta el domingo con una oferta amplia de actividades literarias, presentaciones y más, incluyendo la biblioteca abierta en La Abadía (Gorostiaga 1908, Las Cañitas), donde se pueden llevar y dejar libros el viernes y el sábado.

A la noche, el Teatro Colón presenta una producción de ópera de la obra Don Carlo de Giuseppe Verdi acerca de la lucha contra la opresión política y religiosa. Las entradas se pueden conseguir aquí.



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The Vinos & Bodegas fair will be taking place from the 24th to the 26th of September at La Rural. Stop by on your way back from a stroll in the Botanical Gardens and sample Argentina’s best wines.

Arranca la feria Vinos y Bodegas en La Rural hasta el sábado 26 de septiembre. Pase a degustar los mejores vinos argentinos luego de salir a caminar  por el Jardín Botánico.



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Take a day trip to La Campiña, a 25 year old orange farm in the Buenos Aires town of San Pedro. Visits include a tour of the orange plantation, of a dovecot, of the jam making area, the storage room and restaurant. More information here.

Recomendamos una excursión de día a La Campiña, una plantación de naranjos en San Pedro. La visita incluye un tour de la plantación, de un palomar, de la dulcería, el almacén y un restaurante. Mas información aquí

Saturday and Sunday

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

The FIBA theatre festival and the FILBA literature festival will both continue to take place throughout the weekend. 

On Saturday at 9pm, Juana Molina and Moreno Veloso will be staging a live show at the Centro Cultural Kirchner. Tickets must be booked in advance on Monday the 21st  or Tuesday the 22nd of September by phone (011 68416400) or through the center’s webpage.

Haga su reserva para degustar el delicioso brunch de UCO restaurante que  ofrece también una variante irlandesa. 3220-6800Soler 5862, Palermo.

El festival de teatro FIBA y el festival de literatura FILBA continúan su programación a lo largo del fin de semana. 

El sábado a las 21hs. se presentan Juana Molina y Moreno Veloso en el Centro Cultural Kirchner. Las entradas se deben reservar el lunes 21 o el martes 22 de septiembre por teléfono (011 68416400) o por medio de la página web del centro cultural. 

This Week in Buenos Aires


Head to the MALBA and check out the new Liliana Porter exhibit. Avenida Figueroa Alcorta 3415, Palermo.

One Table, the city’s top Monday event, is the best place to start the week with glorious foods, great wines and a chance to share with lovely people. Book your place at 3220-6820.


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Take advantage of the sunny spring weather and take a biking tour of the city with Buenos Aires Biking tours.  More information here.

Later on, stop by La Catedral in Almagro where you can take a tango lesson staring at 7.30 pm or 9pm. Sarmiento 4006, Almagro.


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If you’re in the Recoleta area, stop by the Centro Cultural Recoleta and check out the Clorindo Testa exhibit being held until the 20th of October.

In the evening, stop for hotdogs and a drink at the posh Verne Cocktail Club owned by Fede Cuco, our celebrated happy hour bartender. Medrano 1475, Palermo.


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One of the architectural landmarks of the city is the famous Palacio Barolo full of references to poet Dante Alighieri. Guided tours take place from 4pm to 7pm and evening guided tours at 8.30pm include tasting of an awarded wine and a national delicacy.

Later on, don’t miss the monthly gallery night event that will take place in the Retiro, Barrio Norte and Recoleta neighborhoods.  More information here.


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Book your place for a Foto Ruta Academia tour where you can get to know the city through the lens while benefiting from professional photography tips! More information here.

In the evening, check out Spam, the spoken opera that will be performed at the Colón Theatre as part of the FIBA festival. More information here.

Saturday and Sunday

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Remember to make a reservation for Hernán Gipponi’s unique must-try brunch, served on Saturdays and Sundays! Soler 5862, Palermo Hollywood. 3220-6800.  info@hgrestaurant.com.ar.

On Saturday, PM Open Air Music will be taking place with live music and more from 3pm onwards at San Pedro de Jujuy 101, Retiro.

The monthly organic food fair, Buenos Aires Market, will be taking place on Saturday and Sunday at La Usina del Arte in La Boca. More information here.

Throughout the weekend, catch some live music at the Personal Fest, featuring Aerosmith, Muse, Whitesnake and Janes Addiction. Tickets here.

FIBA VIII International Theatre Festival

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Every two years the city stages receive special guests from around the world who come to Buenos Aires to participate in the international theatre festival. Both local and international plays are staged in various theatres presenting the best of both classic and avant garde performances.

This years repertoire brings plays from Germany, Italy, France, Burkina Faso, Mexico, Spain, Brazil, Chile and Uruguay as well as presenting a large selection of Argentine plays.

All plays are carried out in their original language with Spanish subtitles, some are dance choreographies, and others experimental representations including video projections, music and puppets.


Some interesting options include

Las cajas voyeuristas:  An urban intervention by the Mexican Dora García who stages scenes of forgotten women of Mexican history inside “voyeur boxes” that spectators peek into.

Médeé: This coo production between France and Burkina Faso directed by Jean-Louis Martinelli brings an adaptation of the Greek classic focusing on the themes of exile and the strengths of African culture.

Une Flute Enchanteé: Mozart’s famous opera is adapted by Peter Brook and turned into this magical musical play that has earned itself a 2011 Moliere Award.

De Fierro- Puppet representation for adults of the Argentine classic Martin Fierro.

Hombre Rebinado by Margarita Ball is a virtual play that is carried out through a video projection of bodies over real objects.

More information about the festival, programming and tickets here.