This Week in Buenos Aires

Monday

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Head to the MALBA and check out the Liliana Porter and Elba Bairón exhibits. 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.

Tuesday

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If you’re planning to visit the city center to see the obelisk, or to take a tour of the Colon Theatre, head to the Palacio de Aguas Corrientes (palace of running waters) on Cordoba Avenue and Riobamba first. Opening Hours: Mon-Fri 9am-1pm.  Riobamba 750 – 1° Piso. Tel: (54-11) 6319-1104.

Every Tuesday at 7pm throughout January and February, the world’s most famous operas will be screened at the Plaza del Vaticano. So if you’re touring the downtown area, stop by an ice-cream shop and then sit in the park to enjoy! Viamonte and Cerrito Street, downtown.

Wednesday

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Take one of the Buenos Aires Histórico Tours led by historians and other humanities graduates from the Buenos Aires University. 4307 8539. buenosaireshistorico@yahoo.com.ar

In the evening, head to Centro Cultural Konex which during the Summer turns into Club 3131 on Wednesday evenings starting at 7pm. The club space is perfect for drinks, a bite, and some fun activities like ping-pong, futbol and more. Sarmiento 3131, Abasto.

Thursday

(Photo by Manuel Maure)

At the starting point of the Paraná delta is the town of Tigre, set on an island lined by small rivers and streams. This rugged location surrounded by nature offers a variety of attractions including canoeing and kayak excursions, trekking, motorboat and commuter boats to take you to different places on the riverside, restaurants, spas, teahouses, picnic sites, a naval museum, an art museum, a mate museum, a casino, a crafts fair and an amusement park.

Friday

Stop by the stunning Museo de Arte Decorativo in Recoleta and get to know one of the architectural landmarks of the city, as well as the art of Guillermo Roux that is on display until the 2nd of March.

In the evening, stop by The Steve for some tapas and drinks! El Salvador 4968, Palermo

Saturday and Sunday

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.

Check out some of the free cultural events taking place around the city as part of the Verano in Buenos Aires program. More information here.

Free Cultural Summer Events 2014

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The 2014 Verano en la Ciudad, a program of free cultural events in the city for the summer, kicked off last week.  The events included include tango, live rock music, and dance, theatre and film, while for the younger ones, circus acts, magicians, outdoor screenings of children’s films and Muppets.

On Saturdays and Sundays there will be tango shows at 5pm at La Usina del Arte in La Boca, and on Thursdays at 8.30pm there will be a tango show at Parque Centenario.  There will also be drive-in cinema at the Palermo Rosedal, live rock music at Ciudad del Rock, and theater at different city parks in Belgrano, Almagro and Villa Urquiza. All the events are free of charge and the full program is available here.