This Week: 28 Apr-4 May

There’s plenty going on for culture vultures over the next seven days: highlights include the annual Book Fair and a photography exhibition by legendary rock ‘n roll snapper Bob Gruen at a hip restaurant.

Monday

Via Miami University

Via Miami University

It’s already in full swing but be sure to get down to the Fería del Libro for the largest book fair in the whole of Latin America. Celebrating its big 4-0 anniversary this year, From talks to presentations and book signings, one of today’s highlights is Un viaje por el Martín Fierro: “Martín Fierro interactivo that will cover everything you ever wanted to know about poet José Hernández and his gaucho hero, as organised by the National Library. 2pm-10pm, until May 12, La Rural, Plaza Italia. Entry $25, $40 at the weekend.

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.

Tuesday

Via Hype

Via Hype

There’s an all-star international cast of DJs at Hype at Kika tonight with a strong contingent from neighbouring Brazil. Wrong Bazz joins Hype regulars Matt Ashley and Fabricio Ruiz for a full-on night of electro, dubstep, hip hop, trap. moombahton, drum&bass and house. From midnight, Honduras 5539, Palermo Soho.

Wednesday

Via Rey de Copas

Via Rey de Copas

One Soho bar worth checking out for a Humpday cocktail is Rey de Copas. They just launched their winter drinks list *yesterday* so get down to this hot spot, filled with trombones and Moroccan-style cushioned booths and low tables for something refreshing. Gorriti 5156, Palermo Soho. Tel: 2068-5220.

Thursday

Via Taringa

Via Taringa

Turned on by cute cupolas and fancy façades? Make a beeline for the Balvanera neighbourhood, which is home to two stunning buildings both designed by Eduardo Rodriguez Ortega. La Casa de los Lirios is a residential building with a façade reminiscent of Gaudí, while the other has a stunning cupola with an insignia in Catalan that says no hi ha somnis imposibles (“there are no impossible dreams”). Don’t miss the chance to stop and admire these two examples of gorgeous local architecture. La Casa de los Lirios, Av. Rivadavia 2027 and the cupola, Av. Rivadavia 2009.

Friday

Via Gargola

Via Gargola

There’s a very cool and temporary exhibition at Gargola Salón Privado, which is hosting photographs by legendary rock ‘n roll snapper Bob Gruen, best known for his images of The Beatles as well as John and Yoko. Access is via a dinner reservation  – the menu changes regularly – but this is a rare artistic treat in Buenos Aires. Tel: 4972-1161, Colegiales.

Weekend

Via Pick Up The Fork

Via Pick Up The Fork

Busy day busting up your credit card in Palermo? Make a well-deserved pitstop at Pehache’s café. This concept store stocks gorgeous home wares and textiles – avert your eyes and power through to the back where the cake and the coffee awaits on the gorgeous patio. Gurruchaga 1418, Palermo Soho.

SAVE THE DATE

Via arteBA Fundación

Via arteBA Fundación

Coming up at the end of May is arteBA, a veritable artistic extravaganza that makes it the biggest contemporary art fair in Latin America. May 23-26, La Rural.

 

 

This Week 24-30 March

As Buenos Aires starts to adapt to a new season, take advantage of the sun while it’s out, and remember to take a jacket out for those deceptive evenings… Monday It’s a feriado (holiday) today so pack up your thermos, grab some medialunas and enjoy the autumnal sun with a picnic in the park! Why not head to the Palermo Woods and set up a corner near the Planetarium, possibly the most mind-blowing, intergalactic construction in the city…

Via Wikimedia

Via Wikimedia

This week’s One Table is fully booked so it’s time to be extremely unArgentine and think ahead to next week to dinner with our chef Hernán Gipponi taking centre stage! Reservations: 3220-6820. Tuesday Turn a glass of vino into something way more exciting and drop by Pain & Vin wine bar. This Palermo store-café-tasting room has a great selection from boutique Argentine producers, plus they speak great English to help you get the most from your choice. Take a Malbec home for later, or crack it open there and then. Gorriti 5132, Palermo Soho.

Via Pain & Vin

Via Pain & Vin

Wednesday Following its glorious success in 2013, Usted Está Aquí, the interactive theater experience by directors Natalia Chami and Romina Bulacio Sak is back for its second season. Without spoiling the plot, prepare for the unexpected as you’re transported to different towns, cities, countries and situations as you rove around the Tardis-like Konex, accompanied by a huge cast. Fun and fantastic. Four shows, from 8pm, Ciudad Cultural Konex, Sarmiento 3131, Almagro. 100 pesos.

Courtesy of Usted Está Aquí Experience
Courtesy of Usted Está Aquí Experience

Thursday Get down to the Malba today for a calmer, mid-week browse of the photographic exhibition of 2014. Mario Testino’s In Your Face opened a few weeks ago and there’s no sign of the fervour dying down quite yet. The Peruvian photographer has snapped some of the world’s good and great in his time. This is his first and long overdue Buenos Aires show. Malba, Figueroa Alcorta 3415, Palermo. 50 pesos. Until June 16.

Courtesy of Malba

Courtesy of Malba

Friday Too Epic For House is back with DJ duo Soundexile taking to the decks to create some digital mayhem. Oliverio and Baunder mix it up with special guests warming the night up. Shamrock Basement, Rodriguez Peña 1220, Recoleta. And if that doesn’t suit your fancy, legendary DJ Sven Vath will take over State this evening as he drops into Buenos Aires on his World Tour. Alsina 940, Monserrat.

Via Soundexile

Via Soundexile

Weekend If you’re not resting in light of the epic music fest that kicks off next Tuesday, well, you’ve clearly been asleep for the past six months. Lollapalooza makes its Argentina debut with a two-day festival at San Isidro Hippodrome. Catch New Order (photo), Arcade Fire, Phoenix and Nine Inch Nails over the course of 48 hours – some one- and two-day passes are still available.

Via Discover Northern Ireland

Via Discover Northern Ireland

But if thumping rock concerts don’t turn you on, Saturday night at Bebop sees young singer-songwriter Cata Raybaud present her more delicate version of funk-rock in a far more intimate space. Moreno 364, Monserrat.

Via Bebop

Via Bebop

This Week 17-23 February

And it’s all about what you put in your mouth this week. From the Petit Marché to One Table and Cocina sin Fronteras, it’s a great week to be hungry in Buenos Aires.

 

Monday

Courtesy of Jocelyn Mandryk

Courtesy of Jocelyn Mandryk

Tonight’s One Table might already be fully booked – that tempting sirloin rump steak smoked in apple wood on today’s menu was clearly a sure-fire meal winner – so it’s full-steam ahead on the bookings front for the next few Mondays. Our chef Hernán Gipponi changes up his chef’s table menu each week, executive sommelier Andrés Rosberg picks the wine and the ensemble that is One Table is complete. Soler 5862, Palermo Hollywood.

 

Tuesday

Courtesy of RAW Fest.

Courtesy of RAW Fest

RAW Fest kicks off today for until Saturday for the first in a line of alternative eating and lifestyle events. Organized by Faena and Raw Club, RAW Fest will host various talks from local experts who will share their knowledge about raw diets, rebirthing and yoga. Subscritpion is daily and includes a live lunch, with yoga classes held by the Faena Hotel’s spa director Agustina Caminos. Faena Arts Center, Aime Paine 1169, Puerto Madero.

 

There’s more kitchen syncing when Daniel Kantorowicz takes over the kitchen at Blanch Restaurant, with the noble assistance of course, from Blanch’s owner Diego Rizzi. Expect poetry in motion as well as poetic dishes from the pop-up team. From 9pm, Andrés Arguibel 2813, Las Cañitas.

Thursday

Courtesy of Nicolas Faig

Courtesy of Nicolas Faig

One of BA’s more successful party nights is High on the Roof. Last year, the event took over the rooftop at La panadería de Pablo opposite a stunning church in Montserrat and the 13th floor at the Pulitzer; fresh for 2014, it’s takes place at Primafila at the BA Design Center. With music from Zuker, Santiago Martinez and Rumanians, this is guest list only so be sure to email over your details. From 8pm until 1am, Primafila,  Pueyrredón 2501, Recoleta.

 

Friday

Courtesy of Jocelyn Mandryk

Courtesy of Jocelyn Mandryk

Our monthly happy hour is back! That’s right, Thank Fierro It’s Friday returns for another evening of cocktail sipping and tapas picking in our gorgeous back garden. Tapas by Hernán Gipponi, drinks by Fede Cuco, music by Buddha Beats. For the tapas and drinks list, visit our Facebook page, and check out this blog for a look at what happened last time… 7pm to 10pm, Fierro Hotel, Soler 5862, Palermo Hollywood.

 

Weekend

Leonardo Choi courtesy of El Baqeuano

Leonardo Choi courtesy of El Baqeuano

 

One innovative dining event that takes place on a monthly basis is Cocina sin Fronteras. Chef and owner of San Telmo’s El Baqueano, Fernando Rivarola, invites his fellow chefs and friends from around Argentina and South America to literally cook without borders together. Saturday sees Argentine chef Leonardo Choi and Peruvian-Nikkei chef Mitsuharu Tsumura team up with Rivarola for a six-handed, 12-course tasting menu. Expect ceviche, alligator gyoza and slow-cooked Wagyu beef among other creations. 8pm, Chile 499, San Telmo. Tel: 4342-0802.

 

Courtesy of Buenos Aires Market

Courtesy of Buenos Aires Market

 

Also this weekend, Buenos Aires Market makes its debut in  the Palermo Hollywood-Colegiales borders, Two days of food fair fun will take place at El Dorrego, Zapiola 50, Colegiales. From midday, Saturday and Sunday. SAVE THE DATE: Next week is all about fashion and style. BA Fashion Week swings into action, as does La Ciudad Es Moda.

 

And for the Francohiles, the Petit Marché makes a welcome return to the market scene on Sunday. For one day only, crepes and eclairs and all manner of yummy French-ness will be happening. More info here.

This Week in Buenos Aires

Monday

If you’re planning to visit the city center to see the obelisk, or to take a tour of the Colon Theatre, head to the Palacio de Aguas Corrientes (palace of running waters) on Cordoba Avenue and Riobamba first. Opening Hours: Mon-Fri 9am-1pm.  Riobamba 750 – 1° Piso. Tel: (54-11) 6319-1104.

One Table, the city’s top Monday event, is the best place to start the week with glorious foods, great wines and a chance to share with lovely people. Book your place at 3220-6820.

Tuesday

(Photo by Christchurch City Libraries)

Head to La Boca and stop by Fundación PROA to check out the stunning Ron Mueck exhibit! The exhibit is open from Tuesdays to Sundays from 11am to 7pm. Av. Pedro de Mendoza 1929, La Boca.

Every Tuesday at 7pm throughout January and February, the world’s most famous operas will be screened at the Plaza del Vaticano. So if you’re touring the downtown area, stop by an ice-cream shop and then sit in the park to enjoy! Viamonte and Cerrito Street, downtown.

Wednesday

(Photo by FJTUrban (sommelier d mojitos))

Take a tour with Buenos Aires Art Nouveau and check out some of the most stunning buildings in the city! Tours must be booked in advance with Cecilia Alzano at 15-5376 1305 or at ceciliasalzano@hotmail.com. Find a full list of art nouveau buildings in BA here.

Later on, stop by La Catedral in Almagro where you can take a tango lesson staring at 7.30 pm or 9pm. Sarmiento 4006, Almagro.

Thursday

(Photo by Edgardo Schener)

The sunny summer weather is ideal for discovering the city from another point of view by sailing down the Rio de la Plata! (see smile on sea for sailing options.)

In the evening, stop by La Esperanza de los Ascurra for some delicious tapas and refreshing beers! Aguirre 526, Villa Crespo/ Fitz Roy 1818, Palermo

Friday

If you came to Buenos Aires and you’re not a vegetarian chances are you want some of that famous Argentine beef! Book your place for the full parrilla experience with Parrilla Tour. These filling excursions, which take place in San Telmo on Fridays, will surely satisfy your meat cravings!

Later on, at 9.30pm, Fernandez 4 will be staging a live show at Boris Club de Jazz. Gorriti 5568, Palermo.

Saturday and Sunday

(Photo by veintiun_gramos)

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.

Check out some of the free cultural events taking place around the city as part of the Verano in Buenos Aires program. More information here.

This Week in Buenos Aires

Monday

Head to the MALBA and check out the new Liliana Porter exhibit. Avenida Figueroa Alcorta 3415, Palermo.

One Table, the city’s top Monday event, is the best place to start the week with glorious foods, great wines and a chance to share with lovely people. Book your place at 3220-6820.

Tuesday

(Photo by Salim Virji)

Take advantage of the sunny spring weather and take a biking tour of the city with Buenos Aires Biking tours.  More information here.

Later on, stop by La Catedral in Almagro where you can take a tango lesson staring at 7.30 pm or 9pm. Sarmiento 4006, Almagro.

Wednesday

(Photo by Andrés Bustos)

If you’re in the Recoleta area, stop by the Centro Cultural Recoleta and check out the Clorindo Testa exhibit being held until the 20th of October.

In the evening, stop for hotdogs and a drink at the posh Verne Cocktail Club owned by Fede Cuco, our celebrated happy hour bartender. Medrano 1475, Palermo.

Thursday

(Photo by Amodiovalerio Verde)

One of the architectural landmarks of the city 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.

Later on, don’t miss the monthly gallery night event that will take place in the Retiro, Barrio Norte and Recoleta neighborhoods.  More information here.

Friday

(Photo by t.bo79)

Book your place for a Foto Ruta Academia tour where you can get to know the city through the lens while benefiting from professional photography tips! More information here.

In the evening, check out Spam, the spoken opera that will be performed at the Colón Theatre as part of the FIBA festival. More information here.

Saturday and Sunday

(Photo by laviddichterman)

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, PM Open Air Music will be taking place with live music and more from 3pm onwards at San Pedro de Jujuy 101, Retiro.

The monthly organic food fair, Buenos Aires Market, will be taking place on Saturday and Sunday at La Usina del Arte in La Boca. More information here.

Throughout the weekend, catch some live music at the Personal Fest, featuring Aerosmith, Muse, Whitesnake and Janes Addiction. Tickets here.

This Week in Buenos Aires

Monday

(Liliana Porter. Man with an axe. Photo by Medieval Karl)

Head to the MALBA and check out the new Liliana Porter exhibit. Avenida Figueroa Alcorta 3415, Palermo.

One Table, the city’s top Monday event, is the best place to start the week with glorious foods, great wines and a chance to share with lovely people. Book your place at 3220-6820.

Tuesday

(Photo by Brian Negin)

Fundación PROA is showcasing a new exhibit that features images of Buenos Aires as seen through different artists eyes.  Av. Pedro de Mendoza 1929, La Boca.

Last chance to catch Britten’s War Requiem that is being staged at the Colón Theatre. Tickets here.

Wednesday

(Photo by Tom Marcello)

Take a free tour of Buenos Aires with Jonathan, an Englishman in love with the city. Tours start every day at 11am at the center of Plaza Italia by the Garibaldi monument and cover the areas of Almagro, Congress and Plaza de Mayo using local transport to get around. More information here.

In the evening,  Al Di Meola will be staging a live concert at the Teatro Opera. Tickets here.

Thursday

(Photo by Anztowa)

The annual gourmet food fair, MASTICAR, which is organized by some of the cities most prestigious chefs, will be taking place until the 6th of October. More information here.

Later on, stop by La Catedral in Almagro where you can take a tango lesson staring at 7.30 pm or 9pm. Sarmiento 4006, Almagro.

Friday

(Photo by sniggie)

FIBA, the international theatre festival kicks off until the 20th of October.  More information here.

Later on, stop by Fierro Hotel for the monthly Thank Fierro it’s Friday happy hour! Soler 5862, Palermo.

Saturday and Sunday

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, PM Open Air Music will be taking place with live music and more from 3pm onwards at San Pedro de Jujuy 101, Retiro.

This Week in Buenos Aires

Monday

 

Don’t miss the chance to check out the Buenos Aires International Documentary Film Festival . Find the full program here.

One Table, the city’s top Monday event, is the best place to start the week with glorious foods, great wines and a chance to share with lovely people. Book your place at 3220-6820.

Tuesday

(Photo by Gobierno de la Ciudad de Buenos Aires)

The international Video Dance Festival kicks off until the 29th of September at the Centro Cultural Conti. Find the full program here.

In the evening, starting at 8.30pm, the Colón Theatre will be staging Britten’s War Requiem. Tickets here.

Wednesday

(Photo by Arstuce)

Head to the MALBA and check out the new Liliana Porter exhibit. Avenida Figueroa Alcorta 3415, Palermo.

Starting at 9.30pm, Matias Mendez will be presenting his new record, Bass Boost at Boris Club de Jazz. Gorriti 5568, Palermo. 4777-0012.

Thursday

(Photo by Martiis)

Take advantage of the sunny spring weather and take a biking tour of the city with Buenos Aires Biking tours.  More information here.

In the evening, Bon Jovi will be staging a live show at Estadio Velez Sarsfield. Tickets here.

 Friday

(Photo by Anne Marthe Widvey)

Take advantage of the sunshine and book your place for a Foto Ruta Academia tour where you can get to know the city through the lens while benefiting from professional photography tips! More information here.

Later, Iron Maiden will be staging a live show at Estadio River Plate. Tickets here.

Saturday and Sunday

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, Alice in Chains will be staging a live show at Estadio Luna Park. Tickets here.

Don’t miss the Colón Theatre’s production of Britten’s War Requiem. Tickets here.