This Week in Buenos Aires

Monday

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Don’t miss the stunning Yayoi Kusama exhibit at the MALBA that is taking place until September. Avenida Figueroa Alcorta 3415, Recoleta. 

Afterwards, stop by Centro Cultural Konex where  La Bomba del Tiempo, a popular percussion orchestra, stages its show. Centro Cultural Konex Sarmiento 3131, Abasto. 4864-3200.

 

Tuesday

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Sunny and mild is the forecast for Tuesday so outdoor touring is a must. Head to the Palermo 3 de Febrero parks for a stroll around one of the city’s greenest attractions.

In the evening, head to Boris Club de Jazz where bass player Matías Mendez will be presenting his new record that mixes genres like R&B, funk and jazz. Gorriti 5568, Palermo.

 

Wednesday

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The Palais de Glace in Recoleta is showcasing the annual exhibit of photojournalism, and is a great stop after touring the famous cemetery. Posadas 1795, Recoleta.

Later on, get into the party mood and head to Pacha Buenos Aires where renowned international DJ Paul Okenfold will be in charge of the music.

 

Thursday

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The annual BA agricultural event –Exposición Rural- kicks off until the 30th of July at La Rural in Palermo. Av. Sarmiento 2704, Palermo.

In the evening, you can catch the stunning Fuerza Bruta show being staged at the Centro Cultural Recoleta at 6.30pm. Tickets here.

 

Friday

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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.

After dinner, stop by Verne Cocktail Club for drinks by our celebrated happy hour bartender, Fede Cuco. Medrano 1475, Palermo.

 

Saturday and Sunday

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Remember to make a reservation for Hernán Gipponi’s unique must-try brunch, served on Saturdays and Sundays! Soler 5862, Palermo Hollywood. 3220-6800.  info@hgrestaurant.com.ar.

On Saturday evening, check out the popular Orquesta Típica Fernandez Fierro that stages weekly live shows at the Club Atlético Fernández Fierro in Almagro.  Sánchez de Bustamante 764, Almagro.

St Patrick’s Day in Buenos Aires

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Buenos Aires is known for its party lifestyle and throughout the years it has incorporated more and more international festivities, including one of the most popular, St. Patrick’s Day. With the 5th largest Irish community in the world and the jolly nature of the celebration, it’s no wonder. If you want to join the rest of the leprechauns with a frothy pint this weekend then check out the following St Paddy’s day parties and events:

Celtic Festival: Saturday 16th of March- 7:30pm. The Celtic festival will feature an exhibit and fair with everything Irish and Scottish on display. There will also be live bands, and typical Irish dances.  Virrey Loreto 2348, Belgrano.

St. Patrick’s Day Pub Crawl 16th of March- 9pm. The pub crawl costs $150 (pesos), and includes free wine and beer from 9-10pm, pizzas, a stop at three different bars with a free shooter at each, discounts on drinks and a last stop at a nightclub. Book your place in advance here.

St. Patrick’s Parade: 17th of March – 5pm. will take off at Arroyo and Suipacha, downtown, at 7pm, ending at Plaza San Martín. The parade will include traditional Irish music and dancing and a fairy and leprechaun costume contest.

Meanwhile, Reconquista Street in Retiro is the traditional city spot for St. Patrick’s Day feasting.  If you head in this direction, expect large crowds, a super street party and lively heavy drinking!

A full list of pubs that will be participating with special promotions, Guinness and more is available here.

Top secret bars in Buenos Aires

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The Speakeasy trend has become quite a big thing in the Buenos Aires bar scene and there are many hidden spots to discover. Some of the most reputed city bars follow this trend and are not so secret anymore, however, they are still very much worth visiting.

878– Having won international awards for its quality drinks and atmosphere, and reputed amongst the cities bartenders and sommeliers, this bar is hardly a secret anymore. It is one of BA`s most well established bars and is always buzzing despite its understated entrance.  Thames 878, Palermo.

Frank’s Bar– Also in Palermo is this mysterious and relative newcomer to the city scene that has become another star bar in Buenos Aires. To get it you have to decipher the weekly password through the clues they publish on their Facebook page. Arevalo 1445, Palermo.

Ferona Club Social- Another Palermo gem is this bar/restaurant with terrace that serves great drinks, great food and all to the sound of great music. It is currently closed until the 24th of January. Humboldt 1445, Palermo.

Puerta Uno– This bar is located in Belgrano in the heart of china town, chances are if you´ve been in the area that you´ve walked past it plenty of times and never imagined that behind the insignificant black door there was such a stunning atmosphere. Juramento 1667, Belgrano

The Clubhouse: This exclusive urban members club is located in a four story house in Palermo complete will pool, bar and comfortable areas to lounge in and socialize. Art exhibits, pool parties, films screenings and more take place in this Buenos Aires haven. To get in, contact them here for a day pass.

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New Year Parties in Buenos Aires

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The biggest party of the year always takes place for New Year and in Buenos Aires a whole roster of international DJ’s will be stopping by to help us say goodbye to the old and hello to the new. The following are the hottest options to greet 2013 in full swing!

John Digweed will be at Crobar in Palermo for a special New Years Party. Tickets here.

At the hip riverside club Mandarine, the Irish John O Callaghan will be setting the pace. Tickets here.

Pacha is a classic New Year spot for regular clubbers and this year Italian Stefano Noferini will be in charge of the music. Tickets here.

At Privilege the music will be at the hand of Slovakian Tomas Haverlik, at the Sudam New Year’s eve.

The largest international crowd will be at the Fiesta Piso Compartido, which reunites hostel guests, travelers and more at Club Niceto from 1.30am onwards.  Tickets here.

Club Severino celebrates an end of the world party that will feature live bands, music and more from 1.30 am onwards.

For a more alternative celebration get your tickets to Fiesta Pies Descalsos (the barefoot party) that will take place in San Telmo.  No shoes allowed, creativity, bathing suites and wacky costumes encouraged!

Christmas Eve Parties in Buenos Aires

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Christmas Eve is a big celebration in Argentina. Big family dinners, presents and fireworks are all part of the festivity, and afterwards its time for fun with friends at the great Christmas Eve parties around the city. Because this year Christmas Eve is on a Monday more places will be closed than usual, those open are listed below:

Club Severino: Navidad Terror. Starting at 1am, Club Severino, a Monday night nightclub will be celebrating Christmas with great DJs, surprises and more. Since they only celebrate once every seven years when Christmas falls on a Monday, its bound to be a night to remember. Hipólito Yrigoyen 851, Downtown.

Pacha Buenos Aires: This legendary nightclub will be holding their annual Christmas bash with their trademark electronic beats, at the hand this time of German DJ Tocadisco. Tickets available here.

Magic Christmas at Niceto Club: The Palermo centered club is always a great go-to place when looking to party and Christmas is no exception. Tickets here.

Christmas Husset: It bar Unicorn Husset will be brining in one of the most fun crowds for drinking and mischief starting at 1.30 a.m. Honduras 5730, Palermo.

Franks Bar: This popular Palermo speakeasy requires that you figure out their clues which they post on their Facebook page daily. For Christmas they will be serving festive cocktails after midnight. Arévalo 1445, Palermo.

878: Hidden in Villa Crespo, this bar is often recommended for its variety of wines and whisky’s and for its top quality drinks. Stop by after midnight and toast the night away. Thames 878, Villa Crespo

 

After party:

If on the 25th of December you’re still feeling like wine and bubbly then stop by the Gran Danzon’s after Christmas party that kicks off at 8 with a DJ, live music, great food  and a fabulous selection of wines and other drinks. Libertad 1161, downtown. 

Halloween Parties in Buenos Aires

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Although Halloween is a foreign celebration for Argies, partying is plenty local, and any excuse to put on a costume and have a night of non-stop fun is more than welcome. This is why over the years this Anglo festivity has been embraced by many of the city’s clubs and bars, and their fellow clients. There may not be much trick or treating here, but there will certainly be a great many Halloween Parties. Below are a few of the top options:

All Hallows Eve Pub Crawl: Buenos Aires Pub Crawl is the most well known Halloween crawl of the city. How does it work? After signing up through their webpage, meet at 10pm at Plaza Armenia for pizza, beer, and wine, then start the ghoulish exploration of three or four city bars and dance the night away at a nightclub. The 120 peso price includes the pizza, beer, and wine at the starting point, a free shooter at each bar, drink discounts, and a free club admission.

Sugar Bar’s Halloween Night: Another great option is heading to Sugar Bar in Palermo where there will be screenings of scary music videos and Halloween movies, prizes for best costumes and special discounts on drinks! Costa Rica 4619, Palermo. 4831 3276 

Million’s Haunted House Halloween Party: This hot bar in the Recoleta area is perfect for Halloween. Set in an old remodeled house, full with chandeliers, black cat and all, it offers the perfect setting for mysterious masks and more. They will also be offering special discounts on some drinks and prizes to the best costume. Paraná 1048, Recoleta. 4815-9925 

Dubstep.ar Halloween Special at Club Niceto: Admittedly you don’t need Halloween to play dress up at Niceto but its still a great excuse and their electronic parties are known to last until the break of dawn, so this should be no exception! Niceto Vega 5510, Palermo. 4779 9396

Magdalena’s Party is also celebrating Halloween and they are not leaving the candy out!! Special treats, Jell-O shots, a pumpkin carving contest and prizes to the best costume will be part of the festivity.  Thames 1795, Palermo. 4833 9127 

This Week in Buenos Aires

Monday

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The stunning Palacio de Aguas Argentinas (Palace of Running Waters) is celebrating its hundredth anniversary with a special exhibit from midday to 8pm. Riobamba 750, Downtown. 6319-1104.

In the evening stop by La Peña del Colorado where a tango peña will be held at 8.30pm. This Palermo-centered peña serves traditional food and stages live shows as well as hosting folklore dances for the community.  From midnight onwards they also encourage the diners to play spontaneous guitar music. (They offer the guitars).  Güemes 3657, Palermo. 4822-1038. info@lapeniadelcolorado.com.

Tuesday

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The Museo de Arte Decorativo is a gorgeous museum in Recoleta and it is currently showcasing a very special exhibit of Renaissance art.  We recommend you visit this architectural and artistic hotspot on a weekday as there are long lines during the weekend to see the impressive Italian paintings. Also, the museum cafe is a lovely place for a hot cup of tea and cakes.  Av.del Libertador 1902, Recoleta. 4801-8248.

The Colón Theatre will be staging a program of two one-act operas in the evening; Erwartung (Expectation) by Arnold Schönberg and Marie Pappenheim, and Hagith by Karol Szymanowski and Felix Dörmann. 22nd, 24th, 26th and 28th of July. Tickets here.

Wednesday

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Comic art fans should check out the new Museo del humor that features works by Quino and Fontanarrosa, amongst others. There are also regular screenings of animation shorts.  While you’re in the area stop by the stunning ecological reserve, which is just around the corner. Av. de los Italianos 851, Puerto Madero

Unicorn Huset is the most promising new addition to the Buenos Aires night scene. On Wednesday’s their lille lordag (little Saturday) party brings trendsetters and world travelers together for some stylish upbeat fun! Open from Wednesday’s to Saturday’s from 9pm onwards. Honduras 5730, Palermo Hollywood.

 

Thursday

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Take a private tour with Buenos Aires Historico Tours. Their guides are historians and other humanities graduates from the Buenos Aires University and they will show you a unique and very informed side of the city! 4307-8539.buenosaireshistorico@yahoo.com.ar.

For a unique evening, 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 25 USD per person and are limited to 7 people. Soler 5862, Palermo. 3220-6800.

The Colón Theatre will be staging a program of two one-act operas in the evening; Erwartung (Expectation) by Arnold Schönberg and Marie Pappenheim, and Hagith by Karol Szymanowski and Felix Dörmann. 22nd, 24th, 26th and 28th of July. Tickets here.

Friday

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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 explore the city’s art galleries and museums with the rest of the crowd on the monthly Gallery Nights.

Saturday and Sunday

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Remember to make a reservation for Hernán Gipponi’s unique must-try brunch, served on Saturdays and Sundays! Soler 5862,  Palermo Hollywood.  3220-6800.  info@hgrestaurant.com.ar.

Stop by La Rural, the annual agricultural and livestock show, and get a feel for the Argentine campo, where so much of the local identity and economy has been forged. The fair takes place from the 19th to the 31st of July at La Rural. Av. Sarmiento 2704, Palermo.

The Colón Theatre will be staging a program of two one-act operas in the evening; Erwartung (Expectation) by Arnold Schönberg and Marie Pappenheim, and Hagith by Karol Szymanowski and Felix Dörmann. 22nd, 24th, 26th and 28th of July. Tickets here.

The BAFICI animation film festival kicks off on Thursday and will be showcasing great animations until Sunday at the Centro Cultural San Martin. Find the full program here.