This week: 6-12th of July

Monday

violetas

(Photo by Capitu (ou Marcela))

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.

In the afternoon, stop for some churros with dulce de leche at La Giralda or for some tea and sweet treats at the traditional Confitería Las Violetas and then work off those medialunas by dancing at the nearby Centro Cultural Konex where La Bomba del Tiempo, a percussion orchestra that has become one of the local musts, will be showing off their drumming skills. Sarmiento 3131, Abasto. 4864-3200

Tuesday

foucault

(Photo by thierry ehrmann)

Stop by the Centro Cultural Borges and check out artist Hugo Echarri’s exhibit inspired by Foucault’s famous Discipline and Punish. Florida 373, Dowtown.

Try some mate, practice some Spanish and meet new people at the Tuesday Mate Conversation Club that starts at 6.30pm. Sign up at mateclubdeconversacion@gmail.com . Uruguay 862, downtown.

Wednesday

purgatorio

(Photo by José María Perez Nuñez)

One of the city’s architectural landmarks 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. Av. de Mayo 1370, downtown.

From 9pm onwards you can stop by Isabel Bar in Palermo, one of the hottest nightspots for cocktails in the city. Uriarte 1664, Palermo. 

Thursday

pastelitos

(Photo by Jaan-Cornelius K.)

Thursday is a national holiday as Argentina celebrates its Independence Day. Stop by Avenida de Mayo for traditional hot chocolate and churros at one of the renowned café’s or head to Feria de Mataderos to catch some local folklore and other typical festivities.

Friday

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.

At 10pm catch Fritz Lang’s masterpiece, Metropolis with live music by the National Film Chamber Orchestra at the MALBAAv. Figueroa Alcorta 3415, Palermo.

Saturday and Sunday

Piano keyboard with phantom hands and Piano man Sheet Music and Mic. Black and white sepia image www.JamesInsogna.com

(Photo by Bo Insogna, TheLightningM)

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

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.

Throughout the weekend, check out the performances taking place as part of the Festival Piano Piano at the Centro Cultural Kirchner. More information here

This Week: 25th-31st of May

Monday

san martin

(Photo by Santiago Allaria)

Argentina celebrates its independence and the Fiesta de Colectividades will be taking place at Av Caseros for the occasion from 11am onwards. There will be food stands and typical folklore music and dances. Av. Caseros and Monteagudo, Parque Patricios.

Last chance to stop by the Puro Diseño design fair at La Rural in Palermo. More information here.

In the evening, BAMA cine arte will be screening David Lynch’s Wild at Heart at 7pm, and The Elephant man at 9.30pm. Diagonal Norte 1150, downtown.

Tuesday

Volatil felicidad (Fleeting Happiness) is the new photography exhibit taking place at Parque de la Memoria, which gathers a collection of images from Argentina in the nineties. Rafael Obligado 6745, Costanera.

In the evening, don’t miss the Buena Vista Social Club live concert at the Gran Rex Theatre. Tickets here.

Wednesday

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(Photo by Georgina)

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.

Tchaikovsky’s gorgeous Swan Lake ballet will be staged all week at the Colón Theatre. Tickets here.

Thursday

The B.15 Performance Biennial is still taking place until the 7th of June with works by renowned local and international artists including Laurie Anderson, Marina Abramovic, Marta Minujín, Sophie Calle and more. Find the full program here.

In the evening, renowned Argentine singer/songwriter Silvio Rodriguez will be staging a live show at the Luna Park Stadium Tickets here

Friday

planetario

 (Photo by nestor ferraro)

The Ciudad Verde Festival, which promotes sustainability and healthy lifestyle, will be taking place throughout the weekend from Friday to Sunday with exhibits of recycled garbage art, a food fair and more. Find the full program here.

At 8pm or 9.30pm there will be a live band at the Planetarium playing Pink Floyd covers under projections of impressive starry skies. Av. Sarmiento and Belisario Roldán, Palermo.

Saturday and Sunday

gaia

(Photo by Alice Popkorn)

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

The Ciudad Verde Festival, which promotes sustainability and healthy lifestyle, will be taking place throughout the weekend with exhibits of recycld garbage art, a food fair and more. Find the full program here.

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.

Long Weekend in Buenos Aires

(Photo by J-Cornelius)

The 9th of July is the Argentine Independence Day, so Monday will be a holiday. With the Caminos y Sabores taking place and the celebrations of the national festivity, the weekend promises to be full of tradition and local delicacies.

Saturday

Remember to make a reservation for Hernán Gipponi’s famous one of a kind brunch! Soler 5862,  Palermo Hollywood.  3220-6800.  info@hgrestaurant.com.ar.

There will be Armenian celebrations at Avenida de Mayo and Bolivar starting at midday. Typical food and dances will be on display.

The annual Caminos y Sabores  regional food fair is the perfect chance to get to know the culinary traditions from around the country. The fair takes place from the 6th to the 9th of July at La Rural in Palermo. Sarmiento 2704, Palermo

A new exhibit on renowned Peruvian artist Fernando Bryce is being held at the MALBA until the 20th of August. Avenida Figueroa Alcorta 3415, Recoleta.

At 4pm there will be a unique marimba presentation by Noriko Tsukagoshi at the Japanese Gardens. Book your place at 4804-9141 or at cultura@jardinjapones.org.ar. Av. Alcorta and Av. Caseres, Palermo.

Don’t miss the Colón Theatre’s production of La Sylphide (The Sylph). Choreography by Pierre Lacotte according to Filippo Taglioni, music by Jean-Madeleine Schneitzhoeffer, director- Javier Logioia.  3rd, 4th, 5th, 7th and 8th of July.  Tickets here.

Sunday

Remember to make a reservation for Hernán Gipponi’s famous one of a kind brunch, now served on Saturdays too! Soler 5862,  Palermo Hollywood.  3220-6800.  info@hgrestaurant.com.ar.

The annual Caminos y Sabores  regional food fair is the perfect chance to get to know the culinary traditions from around the country. The fair takes place from the 6th to the 9th of July at La Rural in Palermo. Sarmiento 2704, Palermo

A new exhibit on renowned Peruvian artist Fernando Bryce is being held at the MALBA until the 20th of August. Avenida Figueroa Alcorta 3415, Recoleta.

Starting at 4pm there will be a free eco/benefit concert, sponsored by Coca Cola at the Obelisk. The event will feature live music by local rock icon Vicentico and others, and will aim at collecting as many plastic bottles as possible from the crowds to later recycle them. The proceeds of the recycling of the bottles will go to providing water to a Santiago del Estero school.

Don’t miss the Colón Theatre’s production of La Sylphide (The Sylph). Choreography by Pierre Lacotte according to Filippo Taglioni, music by Jean-Madeleine Schneitzhoeffer, director- Javier Logioia.  3rd, 4th, 5th, 7th and 8th of July.  Tickets here.

Monday

Book your place for the special 9 de Julio brunch at Hernán Gipponi Restaurant. Soler 5862,  Palermo Hollywood.  3220-6800.  info@hgrestaurant.com.ar.

A new exhibit on renowned Peruvian artist Fernando Bryce is being held at the MALBA until the 20th of August. Avenida Figueroa Alcorta 3415, Recoleta.

From 11-8pm there will be patriotic celebrations at the Feria de Mataderos where a special folklore festival will be held for the occasion. Av. Lisandro de la Torre and Av. De los Corrales, Mataderos.

At the Peña del Colorado there will be a special folklore concert by  Tomás Lipan at 12.30pm. In the evening they will hold their weekly tango peña with a milonga lesson at 8.30 pm and the peña at 10pm. Guemes 3657, Palermo. 4822-1038.

From 8pm-10pm the popular drum orchestra La Bomba del Tiempo will  be holding their weekly percussion fest with special gusts  Richard Serranía and Lucas Kinoshita from Brazil and Marc Shulman from New York. Sarmiento 3131, Abasto.

This Week in Buenos Aires

Monday

(Photo by J)

ANDA Responsible Travel is a tour agency that promotes social and environmentally friendly  tourism.  One of the alternatives they offer is booking one of their experts to discuss in-depth economy, politics, history and culture of Argentina over coffee.  Choose one of the city’s historical cafes and put yourself in context.  More information here.

In the evening join locals and tourists for a night of fun at the Buenos Aires Pub Crawl, who are organizing a 4th of July celebration. More information here.

Tuesday

(Photo by Pablo SSt)

Head to San Telmo to the charming Museo del Traje (Clothing Museum) and explore the fashions of the 1850´s-1915, 20´s, wedding attire, and children’s clothing between 1860´s-1960´s amongst others.

In the evening the Colon Theatre is staging a production of Tchaikovsky’s Sleeping Beauty.

Muse del Traje

Chile 832, San Telmo

4343-8427

museodeltraje@gmail.com

Open Tue-Sun 3pm-7pm

Teatro Colon

Cerrito 628

4378-7100

Wednesday

(Photo by Lionel Fernandez Roca)

Visit  the governments cultural headquarter (Casa de la Cultura) and tour the stunning 19th century French style building which originally belonged to “La Prensa” newspaper.  This historical gem also displays different exhibits and concerts in the famous golden room.

Internationally acclaimed Tango orchestra El Arranque, which has won prizes and played with the like of Winston Marsalis amongst others, are celebrating their 15th birthday at 8.30pm in the Teatro 25 de Mayo.

Espacio Casa de la Cultura

Av. de Mayo 575, Subsuelo

or Av. Rivadavia 576

Te. 4323-9669

Tue-Sun 2pm-8pm

El Arranque

Teatro 25 de Mayo

Triunvirato 4444, Villa Uquiza.

4524-7997

Thursday

(Wine tastings at the Fierro Hotel)

Check out the photography exhibition “El Tiempo Detenido. Imagenes de la danza”  at the San Martin theatre capturing special moments in dance.  Whilst you’re in the area don’t forget to try some of the best pizza in the city at close by Guerrin or a warm Submarino (hot milk with a melted chocolate bar) at La Giralda.

Book your place for the Fierro Hotel’s  Thursday wine tasting and sample some great Argentine wines, chosen by the president of the Argentine wine association Andres Rosberg and in-house Sommelier Martin Bruno.  Tastings cost 25 USD per person and are limited to 7 people.

Teatro San Martin

Avda. Corrientes 1530

0800-333-5254

Open midday onwards

Pizzeria Guerrin

Av. Corrientes 1368

4371-8141

La Giralda

Av. Corrientes 1453

4371-3846

Fierro Hotel

Soler 5862, Palermo

3220 6800

recepcion@fierrohotel.com

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Wine Tasting at 7pm

Friday

(Photo by La FruU///LitaBosch)

Explore the charming Dorrego Flea Market in Palermo where you will find all sorts of interesting knick-knacks and antiques.

In the evening head to the Centro Cultral Rojas to view one of the dance shows being put on for their annual dance festival, or to participate in a contact improvisation! More information here.

Dorrego Flea Market

Av.Dorrego and Conde, Palermo

Tue-Sun 10am-7pm

Saturday and Sunday

(Photo by :Antonio)

Saturday is the Argentine Independence day, so keep an eye out for pastelitos, locro and traditional festivities.

Also on Saturday is the Winter Blues Festival at La Trastienda starting 9pm. More information here.

On Sunday’s head to the Iskon Festival for some Bhakti yoga and mantra meditation starting at 5 pm and ending at 8pm with a vegetarian dinner. Cuidad de la Paz 394, Belgrano, 3532-9996.