This Week: 12-18 May

In the run-up to next week’s arteBA, exhibitions are opening left, right and centre. Plus, a new terrace for sipping cocktails in Palermo Soho. 

Rusia Gallery via arteBA

Rusia Gallery via arteBA

Monday Test your mettle against the quiz master at the Pub Quiz Buenos Aires tonight. This is Sam Kelly’s first as the man with all the questions (and answers) following his seamless takeover from Jonathan Evans. With three rounds of 10 general knowledge questions and one themed round of 25 questions, you’ll either be breezing through with a perfect score or scratching your head in extreme bafflement. 7.30pm for an 8pm start, La Cigale, 25 de Mayo 597 (corner of Tucumán). 15 pesos. Tuesday

Via Rey de Copas

Via Rey de Copas

Some might think it’s crazy that Rey de Copas has just opened up a brand-new terrace in time for winter, but rain or shine, hot or cold, you can still sip on a mojito all year long. Thank goodness for that! Gorriti 5176, Palermo Soho. Wednesday

Courtesy of Ninina

Courtesy of Ninina

All these grey skies getting you down? In need of an alcohol-free mid-week pick-me-up? Head to one of Palermo’s best new(ish) cafés, Ninina Bakery, which has a fabulous menu and serves the perfect caffeine injection in a no-handle cup in a beautiful open kitchen, From mouth-watering pastries and cakes to invigorating fruit juices, Ninina holds breakfast, brunch and tea in spades. We love the waffles. Gorriti 4738, Palermo Soho. Thursday

Via San Telmo Productions

Via San Telmo Productions

If you check out one film this week, get down to the Centro Cultural General San Martín to see Mujeres Con Pelotas (Goals for Girls: A Story of Women With Balls). Directed by an Argentine-American couple, the documentary shows how a group of women from the Villa 31 shantytown overcame various obstacles – and not least sexism as they were women playing football – to form the  Las Aliadas del 31 team.  Sarmiento 1551, Tribunales, Thursday and Saturday, 8pm. In Spanish with Spanish subtitles. Friday

Via Pabellón 4

Via Pabellón 4

In the run-up to arteBA, there are exhibitions a plenty going on to get the artistic juices flowing and one notable opening this week is Manuel Archain at Pabellón 4, With a background in drawings, film design and animation, his latest showing El sueño oculto de lo cotidano,is based on photography that takes everyday objects out of context, Uriarte 1332, Palermo Soho. Mon to Sat 4pm-8pm.   Weekend

Via Galeria Mar Dulce

Via Galeria Mar Dulce

One of our favourite Palermo art galleries, Galería Mar Dulce, also unveils its latest exhibition this week. WALDEINSAMKEIT (AKA the sensation of feeling alone in the forest) by Sofía Wiñazki opens today. The space specialises in small artworks so be prepared to fall in love with a pret-a-porter handbag-size piece to take home. Free fizz courtesy of Rosell Boher. From 4pm, Uriarte 1490, Palermo Soho. SAVE THE DATE! That’s right, we gave it  cheeky mention earlier in the blog but the much revered arteBA, Latin America’s largest contemporary art fair opens next week. Champagne, installations and critics galore await over the four days. 23-26 May, La Rural, Plaza Italia.

This Week: 21-28 April

Monday

Via BASA

Via BASA

Long weekend? Longer week ahead? One bar that’s open on the barman’s day of rest is BASA. Head downtown and snap up the Moscow Mule (photo) – head bartender Ludo makes the ginger beer in house. Happy hour from 7pm. BASA Basement Bar, Basavilbaso 1328, Retiro.

Via Jocelyn Mandryk

Via Jocelyn Mandryk

And at HG Restaurant, it’s the final night of our special Malbec-paired dinner in tribute to Malbec World Day. Check out our Facebook page for menu details, as there are some surprises – white Malbec, anyone?

Tuesday

Via Shop Hop BA

Via Shop Hop BA

Need to get your winter wardrobe fixed up? Allow cool hunter and stylist Sophie Lloyd from Shop Hop BA to lend an expert hand. Her bespoke shopping tours suit all budgets and styles – and can take in tango fashion to lovely leathers and appointment-only showrooms.

Wednesday

Via Cocina Sunae

Via Cocina Sunae

Southeast ASian restaurant Cocina Sunae recently started to open its doors on Wednesday nights. Avoid the weekend rush and treat yourself to a mid-week spice kick you won’t regret. For a real bang, order a ginger kamikaze.

Thursday

Courtesy of Club 69

Courtesy of Club 69

In what has become the autumn mid-week party of the moment, go and get High on the Roof in Recoleta at Primafila.  Expect a beautiful crowd starting the weekend early with these early-evening rooftop sessions that ends at 1am. Entrance is free but by list only, so stop by for supper before shaking off the calories on the outdoor terrace. Once you’re done but still need to groove, head to Palermo classic Club 69 for funk, break-dancing and drag acts.

Friday

Via Jocelyn Mandryk

Via Jocelyn Mandryk

We’ve got one word for you: TFIF! Our happy hour in the gorgeous back garden puts in its monthly appearance so it’s time to Thank Fierro It’s Friday. With cocktails by guest bartender Fede Cuco and tunes from Buddha Beats, start your weekend right with some hot tapas from Hernán Gipponi’s master hands, cool drinks and pumping tunes. From 6.30pm, Soler 5862, Palermo Hollywood.

Weekend

Via Ursa

Via Ursa

A fashion and art combo is on at one of our fave galleries on Saturday as Galeria Mar Dulce hosts a pop-up clothing sale with Ursa. US designer and artist Elizabeth Gleeson brings her sustainable knitwear – much of it produced by a women’s group in a Buenos Aires slum – to Palermo. Think loose-knit cardigans in bright and breezy colours that are perfect for the coming winter months. From 3pm. Uriarte 1490, Palermo Soho.

Via Graffiti Mundo

Via Graffiti Mundo

Every Sunday, Graffiti Mundo runs a bike tour to check out some street art hotspots around the city. Get your pedal on and bring your artist’s eye to the three-to-four hour tour around Palermo and check out works such as this rather appropriate stencil by Cabaio.