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Start the week off by getting a general picture of Buenos Aires with Jonathan who offers free daily walking tours that start at 11am from the Garibaldi Statue at Plaza Italia. More information here.
In the afternoon, stop 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
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Stop by the Museo Carlos Gardel in Abasto where National Tango day will be taking place with inaugurations, live music and more from 5pm onwards. Jean Jaurés 735, Abasto.
Later on, continue celebrating tango at the free performance by renowned dancer Juan Pablo Ledo who will display his abilities in ballet and tango starting at 8.30pm at the Complejo Cultural 25 de Mayo. Av. Triunvirato 4444, Villa Urquiza
(Escalera by Juan Gatti. Photo by r2hox)
The Museo Sivori, behind the beautiful Rosedal in Palermo, is displaying Contraluz, a new exhibit by renowned artist Juan Gatti. Av. Infanta Isabel 555, Palermo.
Later on don’t miss the second half of the exhibit, a special projection that will take place at the Planetarium starting at 8.30pm. Av. Sarmiento and Belisario Roldán.
The last gallery night of the year will also be taking place in Palermo, so don’t miss the chance to check out some of the hippest city art whilst mixing and mingling with locals and foreigners alike from 7pm to 10pm. More information here.
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The Fundación PROA in La Boca is showcasing a must-see exhibit of renowned artist Alberto Giacometti’s sculptures and paintings. Av. Pedro de Mendoza 1929, La Boca.
Book your place at Fierro Hotel’s Thursday wine tasting and sample some great Argentine wines, chosen by the president of the Argentine Sommelier Association Andres Rosberg and in-house Sommelier Martin Bruno. Tastings, which include special tapas from Hernán Gipponi Restaurant, cost 160 pesos per person and are limited to 8. Soler 5862, Palermo. 3220-6800.
In the evening the stunning Colón Theatre will be staging a concert, De Raíces y Alturas (Roots and Heights). Director- Enrique Arturo Diemecke. Piano soloist- Nelson Goerner. Featuring pieces by Pascual de Rogatis, Sergei Rachmaninov, and Claude Debussy. Tickets here.
Later on, the legendary Madonna will be putting on a live show at the Estadio River Plate. Tickets here.
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.
In the evening stop by Fierro´s Thank Fierro its Friday Happy Hour from 6pm to 8.30 pm and then head to one of the city’s top bars such as Isabel, Frank’s Bar, Unicorn Huset or 878! Soler 5862, Palermo. 3220-6800.
Saturday and Sunday
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Head out and roam the city bookshops on Saturday evening when the city will be celebrating La Noche de las Librerias (bookstore night). Check out some of our favorite BA bookstores here.
On Saturday head to Av. de Mayo and Bolivar where there will be a free concert by Zamba Quipildor, a renowned singer from Jujuy who will be singing Christmas songs and Argentine folklore from 9.15 pm onwards.
Also on Saturday, the legendary Madonna will be putting on a live show at the Estadio River Plate. Tickets here.
On Sunday there is a free concert at the Colón Theatre featuring the Buenos Aires Instrumental Ensemble who will play pieces by Adolphe Blanc, Alberto Ginastera and Johannes Brahms at 11am. (Keep in mind that tickets to the Colon theatre’s free concerts must be picked up at the theatre’s box office 24hs. prior to the function.)