This Week: 20-26th of July

Monday

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(Photo by Kompania Piwowarska)

Check out the MALBA’s two new exhibits, one of controversial Argentine artist Rogelio Polesello, and the other of a collection of video art by different artists that depict important historical and socio-political events. Av. Figueroa Alcorta 3415, Palermo.

The country will also be celebrating Friendship Day, as it does every 20th of July, so make sure to book in advance for shows and restaurants. Taste the special menu created at UCO Restaurant for the occasion, and join the fun at one of the city bars or at the classic Monday party by La Bomba del Tiempo at Centro Cultural Konex!

Tuesday

Take one of Foto Ruta’s Street Scape tours and learn some photography tips while discovering the city from a different angle. More information here.

Last chance to catch the Cavalleria Rusticana and Pagliacci opera productions at the Colón Theatre! Tickets here.

Wednesday

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(Photo by Ignacio Sanz)

Head to the Ecological Reserve behind Puerto Madero and look for the stunning monument La Fuente de las Nereidas which depicts the birth of Venus, and was sculpted by Lola Mora, one of Argentina’s most renowned women artists.

At 6pm, stop by the Centro Cultural Recoleta and catch one of the stunning Fuerza Bruta shows. Tickets here. 

Thursday

The annual Expo Rural kicks off until Sunday featuring horse shows, folklore, farm animals and more. More information here.

Later on, don’t miss Cuban jazz artist Gonzalo Rubalcaba at the Centro Cultural Kirchner starting at 9pm. Tickets are free and must be picked up on a first come first serve basis two hours prior to the show. Bouchard 350, downtown.

Friday

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(Photo by Antonio García)

Friday is a day for indulging! Book your place for the full parrilla experience with Parrilla Tour. These filling excursions, which take place in San Telmo on Fridays, will surely leave you satisfied.

On Friday, Saturday and Sunday evening, Daniel Barenboim and Martha Argerich will be playing live concerts with the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra at the Colón Theatre. Tickets here.

Saturday and Sunday

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

On Saturday and Sunday evening, Daniel Barenboim and Martha Argerich will be playing live concerts with the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra at the Colón Theatre. Tickets 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.

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.

Buenos Aires Celebrates Friendship

(Photo by amanda.venner)

On Friday, Argentines will celebrate Friendship Day. This festivity has a recent origin and dates back to the sixties when there was an international interest in determining a universal friendship day. Different dates were proposed for different reasons and in Argentina, Dr. Enrique Ernesto Febbraro, who was a psychology and philosophy professor, suggested that friendship day be celebrated on the anniversary of man´s landing on the moon. To him, this event symbolized a unified humanity. The date was finally made official and since then has stuck, despite the many objections to what it commemorates as many feel it doesn´t represent anything local. In any case, every 20th of July Argentines do celebrate friendship, usually during the evening and there are plenty of parties and fun things to do. Below we include a few of the activities that will be offered for the occasion.

Hernán Gipponi Friends Day Tasting Menu: The hotel’s lavish restaurant will be offering a special menu to celebrate friendship in good taste. The menu, with wine pairings by Escorihuela Gascón, will feature some of the new flavors the renowned chef has been working with, including grilled polenta with goat blue cheese and black pudding, and veal cheek, humita, cooking broth and tomato-pistachio vinaigrette. Some of his classics will of course also be present such as the 68° cooked egg, catch of the day and the famous granita and foamy lullo dessert (with a new twist).  Book your place at 3220 6820, info@hgrestaurant.com.ar. Fierro Hotel Buenos Aires, Soler 5862, Palermo.

Bomba del Tiempo Dia del Amigo: The Monday classic will be staging a special show for friends who wish to dance to the beat of the same drum. The event begins at 8pm at Ciudad Cultural Konex, Sarmiento 3131, Abasto.

Isenbeck Beer Friends Festival:  Starting at 8pm, this new edition of the Beer Friends Festival will feature live music by 90’s dance queen Crystal Walters and a great line up of DJ’s. There will also be kinetic games with special prizes and a photo booth. Tattersall, Av. Del Libertador 4595, Palermo. Tickets here.  

Bar Mágico, in San Telmo is celebrating their 15th anniversary with a special magic show and dinner. Places must be booked in advance at 4304-9336, shop@tangomagic.com . Carlos Calvo 1631, San Telmo.