This Week: 23-29 June

Monday

Via BASA

Via BASA

Long weekend thanks to the World Cup? Longer week ahead (thanks to the World Cup)? One bar that’s open on the barman’s day of rest is BASA. Head downtown and snap up the Moscow Mule (photo) – head bartender Ludo makes the ginger beer in house. Happy hour from 7pm. BASA Basement Bar, Basavilbaso 1328, Retiro.

 

Tuesday

Via Jocelyn Mandryk

Via Jocelyn Mandryk

 

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.

 

Wednesday

Via Cocina Sunae

Via Cocina Sunae

Southeast Asian restaurant Cocina Sunae recently started to open its doors on Wednesday nights. Avoid the weekend rush and treat yourself to a mid-week spice kick you won’t regret. For a real bang, order a ginger kamikaze.

 

Thursday

Galeria Union via Marina Charles

Galeria Union via Marina Charles

Our guest blogger Marina Charles spilled the beans a few weeks ago, but tonight Galería UNION throws opens its doors to a brand-new street-art exhibit. Featuring works by the distinctive Cabaio who is known for his stencilling, “La Lluvia” presents his vibrant new artworks. Using multiple layers of stencils, he creates works which juxtapose layers of colour, iconic images and typography, using the power and chaos of the city as his inspiration. Opens tonight via invite, open Mon-Fri 12pm-7pm Carlos Calvo 736, San Telmo.

 

Friday

Via Gastronomique

Via Gastronomique

For outdoor drinking and beer on tap, check out new Recoleta pub slash campsite Camping. Although the beer list is short and sweet for the time being, they plan to start making their own brew in the near future. Log in to their WiFi and use their virtual jukebox, which is totally awesome and addictive. Pueyrredón 2501, Recoleta.

 

Weekend

Via Biography

Via Biography

Boris jazz club’s Boris Big Band puts on a special tribute to Duke Ellington this evening. Unmissable for fans of the legendary pianist and composer. 80 pesos. 8pm, Gorriti 5568, Palermo Hollywood.

 

Via GCBA

Via GCBA

Also over the weekend at the Planetarium, there is free star-spotting of the galactic kind. Every Saturday and Sunday from 7pm to 8.30pm.  Av. Sarmiento and Belisario Roldán, Palermo.

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