This Week: 26 May-1 June

Monday

Rusia Gallery via arteBA

Rusia Gallery via arteBA

There’s just one more day – today! – to get down to La Rural to check out the 23rd edition of arteBA. This year, photography has its own section – Photobooth – for the first time while other notable elements include U-TURN masterminded by Spanish curator Agustin Pérez Rubio. 90 pesos. Final day. La Rural, Plaza Italia.

Tuesday

Via Pain & Vin

Via Pain & Vin

 

Turn a glass of vino into something way more exciting and drop by Pain & Vin wine bar. This Palermo store-café-tasting room has a great selection from boutique Argentine producers, plus they speak great English to help you get the most from your choice. Take a Malbec home for later, or crack it open there and then. Gorriti 5132, Palermo Soho.

 

Wednesday

Courtesy of Usted Está Aquí Experience

Courtesy of Usted Está Aquí Experience

 

Following its glorious success in 2013, Usted Está Aquí, the interactive theater experience created by directors Natalia Chami and Romina Bulacio Sak is back for its second season. Without spoiling the plot, prepare for the unexpected as you’re transported to different towns, cities, countries and situations as you rove around the Tardis-like Konex, accompanied by a huge cast. Fun and fantastic. Four shows, 8pm, 8.30pm, 9pm, 9.30pm, also Sundays, Ciudad Cultural Konex, Sarmiento 3131, Almagro. 100 pesos.

 

Thursday

Via Masquecine

Via Masquecine

Did you know you can catch movies for free on Thursdays? The audiovisual district, better known as the north side of Palermo Hollywood, is screening once a week at El Dorrego. The month of May has been all about renowned director Pablo Trapero (he also directed Carancho) and today you can see Familia Rodante (2004). 7.30pm, Zapiola 50, Colegiales. Free.  

 

Friday

Via Foto-Ruta

Via Foto-Ruta

 

Feeling snap happy? Or simply want to improve your iPhone photo skills? FotoRuta‘s workshops let visitors (and residents!) take in Buenos Aires in a creative way, focusing on a particular theme in a certain neighbourhood. Check their site for more details.

 

Weekend

Via Bebop

Via Bebop

Nothing like some late-night blues to soothe the soul and The Honey Horns are here to do just that. The female brass trios comprising Paloma Sneh on tenor sax, Vanesa Harbek on trumpet and Marybeth Almendros on trombone, will get toes tapping and fingers clicking. Bebop Club, Moreno 364, Monserrat.

This Week: 19-25 May

Monday

Via Polo Circo

Via Polo Circo

Blow away the Monday blues with a trip… to the circus! Buenos Aires is currently hosting the sixth Polo Circo until 25 May. From burleque to cabaret and clowns and gravity-defying tumbles. Tickets are available from Cultural San Martín at Sarmiento 1551 and Buenos Aires Polo Circo on Juan de Garay and Combate de los Pozos.  Tuesday

Via Hype

Via Hype

There’s an all-star international cast of DJs at Hype at Kika tonight with a strong musical offering from Italy. Razihel joins Hype regulars Matt Ashley and Fabricio Ruiz for a full-on night of electro, dubstep, hip hop, trap. moombahton, drum&bass and house. From midnight, Honduras 5539, Palermo Soho.

Wednesday

Via Gastronomique

Via Gastronomique

For outdoor drinking and beer on tap, check out new Recoleta pub slash campsite Camping. Although the beer list is short and sweet for the time being, they plan to start making their own brew in the near future. Log in to their WiFi and use their virtual jukebox, which is totally awesome and addictive. Pueyrredón 2501, Recoleta.   Thursday Screen Shot 2014-05-19 at 13.29.38 Did you know you can catch movies for free on Thursdays? The audiovisual district, better known as the north side of Palermo Hollywood, is screening once a week at El Dorrego. May has been all about renowned director Pablo Trapero (he also directed Carancho) and today you can see Nacido y Criado (Born and Bred). 7.30pm, Zapiola 50, Colegiales. Free.   Friday

Document Art Gallery via arteBA

Document Art Gallery via arteBA

Aesthetes will be in their element from today and for the rest of the weekend as the 23rd edition of arteBA kicks off. This year, photography has its own section – Photobooth – for the first time while other notable elements include U-TURN masterminded by Spanish curator Agustin Pérez Rubio. 90 pesos. Until May 26. La Rural, Plaza Italia. Weekend

Via Pachamama Fotos

Via Pachamama Fotos

Sunday marks 25 May, one of the most important national holidays in Argentina. It commemorates the day in which the Viceroyalty of the Rio de la Plata was overthrown and replaced by the First Assembly; one of the turning points in Argentine independence. If ever there was a time to celebrate patriotism, this is it! Festivities include typical dances in folklore peñas, and patriotic foods such as locroempanadas, and pastelitos. Que rico!