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 in Buenos Aires 10-17 Feb

Monday

Test your mettle against the quiz master extraordinaire at the Pub Quiz Buenos Aires tonight. 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, La Cigale, 25 de Mayo 597 (corner of Tucumán). 15 pesos.

And of course, those in need of a fabulous feed should book at One Table – five course, five wine pairings, one chef – our very own Hernán Gipponi. Tel: 3220-6820. Reservation only.

Courtesy of Pub Quiz Buenos Aires

Courtesy of Pub Quiz Buenos Aires

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tuesday

There’s an all-star international cast of DJs at Hype at Kika tonight with a strong contingent from the US. Mr Kitt and Nebakanza join Hype regular Matt Ashley for a full-on night of electro, dubstep, hip hop, trap. moombahton, drum&bass and house. From midnight, Honduras 5539.

Courtesy of Lucas Calderón

Courtesy of Lucas Calderón

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday

Still riding high after their third anniversary, Rocking Rio is still the night to be seen at come Wednesday evening. Wander through the crowded bar to the buzzing back patio and find the beautiful people sipping on cooling beers. From 11pm, Honduras 4772.

Courtesy of Rocking Rio

Courtesy of Rocking Rio

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thursday

Continuing with the fantastic Rolling Stones tribute – Stones 50 – a photography exhibition of Michael Cooper’s work with the legendary band curated by his son Adam at the Centro Cultural Borges, get your groove on with Casino Boogie. Live and direct, this tribute band is set to bring the proverbial house down. 6.30pm, Viamonte 525. 60 pesos.

Courtesy of CC Borges

Courtesy of CC Borges

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Friday

“When you trip over love, it is easy to get up. But when you fall in love it is impossible to stand again” Albert Einstein Love is in the air alright, and the best way to your beloved’s heart is obviously through their stomach. Hernán Gipponi Restaurant has concocted a romantic menu so why not give the gift of fine dining this Valentine’s Day.

Weekend

One of our favorite new cafés 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 fruit-laden waffles and invigorating fruit juices, Ninina Bakery holds breakfast, brunch and tea in spade. Gorriti 4738.

Courtesy of Ninina

Courtesy of Ninina