5 Activities to Enjoy on Rainy Buenos Aires Days

rain

(Photo by Klaus Balzano)

April has brought water galore with it this year, and this makes walking the streets a little less appealing than usual. Luckily, although Buenos Aires has some beautiful parks and outdoor sights, it also has plenty to offer for indoor indulgences. Here is our pick of five activities to enjoy on rainy Buenos Aires days.

Try the Wine

Rain, sun, hail, snow, it’s always a good time for a glass of wine, and Argentina knows it. Options to try the best that the local scene has to offer included heading to one of our recommended wine bars, or, booking your place at a wine tasting event.

Learn some Spanish

Take an intensive day course at one of the local Spanish schools and then put your skills to test at the Spanglish Exchange events that take place in different bars around the city.

Travel in Time

Explore the beautiful Palacio Barolo and then stop for coffee and a game of billiards at the traditional Los 36 Billares, right across the street.

Make Empanadas

Taking a cooking class is a fun, hands on experience that will give you something to sample and savor from the local culture, and something to take back home as well. Try Norma’s Saturday empanada courses and forget about the rain.

Indulge in a Decadent 5 O’Clock Tea

Traditionally served at either Las Violetas in Almagro (better for the ambience than the cakes), or, at the much posher Alvear Palace Hotel in Recoleta, 5 o clock tea, locally known as la merienda is just another excuse to indulge your sweet tooth. Smaller cafes also serve great pastry options and Allie Lazar from Pick Up the Fork has done a good job of reviewing many of them here.

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Monday

la giralda

(Photo by jennifer yin)

A rainy winter forecast makes for the perfect chance to browse through books at the Ateneo Grand Splendid, one of the most beautiful bookstores in the world.

In the afternoon, stop for some churros with dulce de leche at La Giralda or 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

Tuesday

vic

(Photo by Paradasos)

Renowned artist Vic Muniz, who makes art from food and other unlikely materials, will be showcasing his work in the Retiro area at the Universidad Nacional Tres de Febrero until the 14th of September. Av. Antartida Argentina 1355, downtown.

At 8.30pm, the Argentine football team will be playing the semi-final round of the copa América against Paraguay.

At 9pm, don’t miss the free concert by the Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional that will be interpreting pieces of Russian classical music at the Centro Cultural Kirchner. Two tickets per person will be handed out on a first come first serve basis two hours prior to the function. Bouchard 350, Downtown.

Wednesday

cocktail

(Photo by Edson Hong)

One of the city’s architectural landmarks 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. Av. de Mayo 1370, downtown.

From 9pm onwards you can stop by Isabel Bar in Palermo, one of the hottest nightspots for cocktails in the city. Uriarte 1664, Palermo. 

Thursday

door

(Photo by chany crystal)

Check out the MALBA’s two new exhibits, one of controversial Argentine artist Rogelio Poleccelo, and the other of a collection of video art by different artists that depict important historical events. Av. Figueroa Alcorta 3415, Palermo.

In the evening, call up to book your place at Colegiales based closed door restaurant Treinta Sillas and sample a flavorful meal paired with delicious wines. 4492-7046

Friday

steak

(Photo by Nic Taylor)

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, at 7pm, the Festival Piano Piano kicks off at the Centro Cultural Kirchner with performances by Hernán Jacinto and Danilo Pérez. More information here.

Saturday and Sunday

Book your place at UCO´s unique weekend brunch, now revamped with an Irish version as well! 3220-6800Soler 5862, Palermo.

On Saturday at 5pm, head to the Punte de la Mujer in Puerto Madero, dressed in white and with a mirror, to participate in an artistic performance by renowned Argentine artist Marta Minujín.

Stop by the Palermo Rosedal where you can rent paddle boats to cruise the small lake alongside the ducks, and visit the Sivori Museum, which offers free tours in English and German on Saturdays at 3pm and 5pm! Av. Infanta Isabel 555, Palermo.

This Week: 4-10th of May

Monday

sophie calle

 (Sophie Calle- Voir la mer.  Photo by jan zuppinger)

The B.15 Performance Biennial is still taking place until the 7th of June with works by renowned local and international artists including Laurie Anderson, Marta Minujín, Sophie Calle and more. Find the full program here.

In the afternoon, from 5.30pm to 7.30pm you can stop by the Fierro Hotel garden and grab a couple of cocktails at the new UCO after office event! 3220-6800. Soler 5862, Palermo.

The Tango championship is still taking place until the 10th of May. Find the full program here, and don’t miss out on the finals this weekend!

Tuesday

rayuela

(Photo by Skip)

Stop by the Palais de Glace which is hosting De la Tierra al Cielo, an exhibit featuring photographs, drawings and other documents in homage of renowned argentine author Julio Cortazar. You can also catch Colores en el Alma, an exhibition of pictures by patients of a mental institution. Posadas 1725, Recoleta

Try some mate, practice some Spanish and meet new people at the Tuesday Mate Conversation Club that starts at 6.30pm. Sign up at mateclubdeconversacion@gmail.com . Uruguay 862, downtown.

Wednesday

hatoum

 (Infinity- Mona Hatoum, Photo by emmapatsie)

Check out the Mona Hatoum exhibit being held at Fundación PROA until the 14th of June. Av. Pedro de Mendoza 1929, La Boca.

In the evening, stop by Boris Club de Jazz and have a drink whilst listening to the live blues music of Jose Luis Pardo. Gorriti 5568, Palermo.

Thursday

One of the city’s architectural landmarks 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. Av. de Mayo 1370, downtown.

In the evening the Buenos Aires Philharmonic Orchestra will be staging a live concert at the Colón Theatre with music by Gershwin and Freddy Kempf at the piano. Tickets here.

Friday

laurie anderson

If you came to Buenos Aires and you’re not 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!

In the evening, don’t miss the Laurie Anderson concert taking place at 8pm at the Teatro Opera. Tickets here.

Also, the Colón Theatre kicks off their opera production of L’Elisir de Amore. Tickets here.

Saturday and Sunday

tango 2

(Photo by Roberto)

Book your place at UCO´s unique weekend brunch, now revamped with an Irish version as well! 3220-6800Soler 5862, 

On Saturday, Laurie Anderson is staging a live concert at 8pm at the Teatro Opera. Tickets here.

On Saturday and Sunday the Colón Theatre will be holding functions of the opera L’Elisir de Amore. Tickets here.

The Tango championship finals will be taking place during the weekend! More information here.

New in Town: El Perlado

Palacio Barolo is one of our favorite spots in the city, and now, there is finally a great new restaurant right around the corner to lunch or dine in after visiting the beautiful historical landmark. The restaurant, which opened in May, is a little bistro with a unique art deco setting that was designed by one of the four owners, Julián Benedit, who is also an artist. Portions are generous, and the menu features auteur dishes (by another owner, Sebastián Vollert) such pan fried prawns and lamb burgers. There is also a bright and colorful bar to either stop for a drink or grab a bite.  Just what the area needed!

El Perlado opens from Monday to Saturday from midday to 4pm and from 8pm to closing.  Hipólito Yrigoyen 1386, Congreso. 4382-8689.

This Week in Buenos Aires

Monday

Last chance to stop by the EGGO fair. The annual art fair showcases the collections of the city’s best art galleries. More information 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 roberta zouain)

Get ready for warm summer weather on both Tuesday and Wednesday and plan the day accordingly. Our suggestion- head out to Tigre and explore the mysterious Delta!

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

Wednesday

Freshen up at the hotel’s rooftop pool and then try out one of these extravagant tours by air or water!

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 Tim McFarlane)

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.

Check out the monthly Gallery Night event in which the city’s art galleries open to the public during the night and welcome an enthusiastic crowd of art lovers. More information here.

Living Colour will be staging a live show at the Gran Rex Theatre. Tickets here.

Maceo Parker will be staging a live show at the Coliseum Theatre. Tickets here.

Friday

(Photo by LuisRaa)

Drizzly grey means indoor sightseeing. Stopping by to see the stunning murals by Nazareno Orlandi at the Casa de la Cultura and the Ateneo Grand Splendid (also a great place for coffee and books) is an excellent rainy day plan.

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

Buenos Aires Market, the monthly organic food market, will be taking place throughout the weekend at Barrancas de Belgrano from 10am to 6pm. More information here.

On Saturday, Bruce Springsteen will be staging a live show at GEBA. Tickets here.

On Sunday, Bon Jovi will be playing at the Estadio Único de La Plata. Tickets here.

 

This Week in Buenos Aires

Monday

(Photo by wallyg)

One of the architectural landmarks of the city is the famous Palacio Barolo. Guided tours are available Mondays and Thursdays from 4pm to 7pm and evening guided tours on Mondays and Wednesdays at 8pm and Thursdays at 8.30pm includes tasting of an awarded wine and a national delicacy. More information here.

Tuesday

(Photo by @Doug88888)

Book a personalized food tour with Allie from famous BA food blog Pick Up the Fork and get to know the gastronomic side of the city you are most curious about. More information here.

Polish your Spanish and make new friends at the Tuesday conversation classes organized by Bueno, Dale! Spanish School in different city bars. The hour long practice sessions are open for all levels and all one must do is show up from 7pm to 8pm with a 30-peso fee. The location of each event is announced via Facebook.

Wednesday

(Photo by Judy **)

The BAFICI independent film festival kicks off until the 21st of April. Find the full schedule here and buy your tickets in advance!

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

Thursday

(Photo by Lynn Friedman)

Get a general overview of the city  on one of the free walking tours led by Jonathan, an Englishman in love with BA! Tours start at 11am at the center of Plaza Italia by the Garibaldi Horse monument and cover the areas of Almagro, Congress and Plaza de Mayo using local transport to get around. More information here.

In the evening, get ready for mingling in the local art scene as the first gallery night of the year kicks off from 7 to 10pm.

Friday

(Photo by bradalmanac)

Head to the stunning Museo de Arte Español Enrique Larreta in Belgrano and check out Spanish artist Ouka Leele‘s  photography which she treats as a form of visual poetry in images full of vibrant colors.

In the evening The Cure will be staging a live concert at Estadio River Plate startin at 9pm. Tickets here.

Saturday and Sunday

(Photo by Roger Schultz)

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

PM Open air music– Outdoor live music, art and more merge in this new Saturday event which takes place in Palermo from 2pm to 9pm. Paraguay 4905, Palermo

On Saturday evening don’t miss the Colón Theatre’s experimental program with the staging of Bluelight, an opera based on  Silvia Plath’s Three Women. More information here.

Find a ten-day weather forecast here.

Top Buenos Aires Views

(Photo by J)

Palacio Barolo: This architectural landmark, full of references to poet Dante Alighieri, began its construction in 1919, destined to be the tallest structure in Latin America at the time. The view from the top balcony is stunning, so much so that they offer a New Year midnight tour to see the fireworks from one of the best vantage points in the city. Guided tours are available Mondays and Thursdays from 4pm to 7pm, and evening guided tours on Mondays and Wednesdays at 8pm and Thursdays at 8.30pm include tasting of an awarded wine and a national delicacy. Av de Mayo 1370 9° P. Esc. 249/52. Tel/Fax: (54-11) 4381-1885. info@palaciobarolotours.com.ar

Galeria Guemes: This historic gallery, considered to be the city’s first skyscraper, where Antoine de Saint Exupery used to spend much of his time, and where Julio Cortazar set his story “The Other Sky”, has the only 360° view of the city. Unfortunately it is not always open to the public, and will be closed until spring. Florida 165, Downtown. 4331-3041.

Hotel Panamericano: This lavish downtown hotel overlooks the 9 de Julio Avenue, the Obelisk and the Colón Theatre. It has a privileged view at the top floor where the solarium and spa are, and the Buenos Aires program “Miradores de Buenos Aires” often does tours to visit the stunning location (book your place with one of their tours at 4323-9400, int. 2756).  Carlos Pelegrini 551, downtown. 4348-5000.

Reserva Ecologica: The ecologic reserve in Puerto Madero has one of the best views of the city, albeit from the ground. This is one of the best spots to see the sunset behind the backlit city buildings, framed by leafy trees.  The ecologic reserve is open to visitors from Tuesday to Sunday and can be toured on weekends from 9.30am-4pm. One Friday a month, the closest to a full moon, a nocturnal tour of the reserve is organized. To participate you must call to sign up on the previous Monday. Av. Tristán Achával Rodríguez 1550, Puerto Madero.  4893-1588/ 4893 -1597 int. 108. reserva_cs@buenosaires.gov.ar

This Week in Buenos Aires

Monday

(Photo by jduvall71)

One of the architectural landmarks of the city is the famous Palacio Barolo.  Guided tours are available Mondays and Thursdays from 4pm to 7pm. Evening guided tours are on Mondays and Wednesdays at 8pm and Thursdays at 8.30pm, they include a tasting of an awarded wine and a national delicacy. Av de Mayo 1370 9° P. Esc. 249/52. Tel/Fax: (54-11) 4381-1885. info@palaciobarolotours.com.ar

In the evening don’t miss out on La Bomba del Tiempo, a percussion orchestra that has become one of the local absolute musts. Centro Cultural Konex Sarmiento 3131, Abasto. 4864-3200

Tuesday

(Photo by micmoli¿)

Head to the Museo Mitre and get in touch with Argentine history through a glimpse of Bartolomé Mitre’s life. The museum is also showcasing a temporary exhibit on Argentine advertising from 1881-1920. Open Mon-Fri from 1pm-5.30pm. San Martin 336, downtown.

In the evening stop by Ill Ballo del Mattone where you can catch some live acoustic guitar music by Jerónimo Guiraud at 8pm, and enjoy a wonderful plate of homemade pasta. Gorriti 5737.  47764247 reservas@ilballo.tv

Wednesday

(I’t’s a small world but not if you have to clean it, Barbara Kruger. Photo by Rich_Lem )

Don’t miss the new MALBA exhibit, Bye Bye American Pie, which showcases some of the most influential American contemporary art by Jean-Michel Basquiat, Larry Clark, Nan Goldin, Jenny Holzer, Barbara Kruger, Cady Noland, and Paul Mc Carthy. Avenida Figueroa Alcorta 3415, Recoleta. 

In the evening head to the Abasto neighborhood for a taste of tango presented by the Orquesta Típica Fernandez Fierro at the Club Atletico Fernández Fierro. Sánchez de Bustamante 764, Abasto. caff@fernandezfierro.com.

 Bjork will be playing the last of six intimate shows at the centro de exposiciones where her album Biophilia Residency will be presented to the public. On the 21st she will be staging a larger concert at GEBA. Tickets here.

Thursday

(Photo by Gobierno de la Ciudad de Buenos Aires)

At 1pm, the Buenos Aires tango orchestra will be playing for free at the Teatro Alvear. Corrientes 1659, Downtown.

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 cost 25 USD per person and are limited to 7 people. Soler 5862, Palermo. 3220-6800.

Don´t miss the free outdoor projection of Tropicalia, a documentary about Brazilian music, by director Marcelo Machado. The screening will take place as part of the BAFICI at the Parque Centenario in Caballito starting at 8pm.

The legendary Bob Dylan will be presenting a live show at the Teatro Gran Rex. Tickets here.

Supertramp’s front man Roger Hodgson will be presenting “Breakfast in America Tour 2012″ at the Lawn Tennis Club. Tickets here.

Friday

(Photo by grittycitygirl)

From the 19th of April to the 7th of May, the city will be abuzz with literary activity at the annual international book fair. Tickets cost 20 pesos from Mon-Thur and 26 pesos on the weekend. Find the full program of activities here.

In the evening the Israeli theatre, dance and percussion group Mayumana will be presenting their new show, Momentum 2.0, at the Gran Rex Theatre. Av. Corrientes 857. 4322-8000. Tickets here.

The legendary Bob Dylan will be presenting a live show at the Teatro Gran Rex. Tickets here.

Saturday and Sunday

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From the 19th of April to the 7th of May, the city will be abuzz with literary activity at the annual international book fair. Tickets cost 20 pesos from Mon-Thur and 26 pesos on the weekend. Find the full program of activities here.

On Saturday,  the legendary Bob Dylan will be presenting a live show at the Teatro Gran Rex. Tickets here.

On Saturday, from 6pm-1pm, a special artistic event will be held in Buenos Aires. The exhibit will feature installations and other artwork by locally renowned artists. There will also be live performances by actors and musicians. Blanco Encalada 3270, Belgrano.

Bjork will be staging a large concert at GEBA to conclude her Buenos Aires visit where she presented her latest album/installation Biophilia Residency. Tickets here.

Don´t miss the free outdoor screening of Joy Division, a documentary by Grant Gee. The screening will take place as part of the BAFICI at the Parque Centenario in the Caballito neighborhood starting at 10pm.

BAFICI- Independent Film in Buenos Aires

(Photo by Judy**)

Every year crowds of film enthusiasts gather at the Abasto shopping mall to take note and buy tickets for the many screenings they will attend the days to come. The Buenos Aires Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente, more commonly known as BAFICI, is after all, one of the city’s most popular cultural events of the year. It is also the most important film festival of Latin America, and consequently a good opportunity to get in touch, not only with independent cinematography, but also with the Latin American culture and film industry, which is at a very prolific moment.

Some of our picks for this year’s BAFICI include:

Narcisa Hirsch retrospective:

Narcisa Hirsch was born in Berlin in 1928, but has lived in Argentina since a very young age and is a pioneer in the Argentine experimental circle. Her works include installations, graffitis and experimental films. Four Hirsch programs will be exhibited in the festival; program one will feature works that deal with identity with an autobiographical twist, the second program is thematically more diverse and will explore the filmmaker’s style,  the third program will include five films screened in their original 16mm format and the fourth program will showcase some of her documentaries. More information here.

El Rascacielo Latino by Sebastian Schindel:

This documentary by Sebastian Schindel is about the Palacio Barolo, often mentioned in this blog as one of the city’s highlights. If architecture and literature are you’re thing, then surely you will enjoy both the documentary and a visit to the place itself. Find timetables here.

Dromomanos by Luis Ortega

Argentine film maker Luis Ortega depicts an estranged and marginal world where he tells the tale of five wanderers who roam the city’s streets and a shanty town, each with their own coping strategy (a trio fascinated with pigs, an alcoholic psychiatrist and a neuropsychiatric patient who believes to have found the love of his life). The world the director shows is nocturnal and lyrical, imprinting his artistic vision of the city and the characters that explore it. More information here.

Joy Division  and Meeting People is Easy by Grant Gee

These two documentaries, one about Joy Division, the other about Radiohead’s 1997 OK Computer tour, are built in a way that the bands’ idiosyncrasies are depicted through the visual decisions and the points of view that the director chooses to describe them. More information here.

This year also features a special program for children (BAFICITO) where two animated films -Supernovas, a love story between a rocket scientist and a star, and Victor y Garu, about the intergalactic adventures of two friends-  will be screened at the Planetarium. See program here.

There will also be free outdoor screenings of eight films (two of them for children) at Anfiteatro del Parque Centenario. Find the program here.

The full BAFICI program is available here. We recommend you buy tickets as soon as you can as they do sell out fast.

This Week in Buenos Aires

Monday

(Photo by blmurch)

One of the architectural landmarks of the city is the famous Palacio Barolo. Construction of this regal building full of references to poet Dante Alighieri began in 1919 for what was to be the tallest structure in Latin America. Guided tours are available Mondays and Thursdays from 4pm to 7pm and evening guided tours on Mondays and Wednesdays at 8pm and Thursdays at 8.30pm includes tasting of an awarded wine and a national delicacy.

Once a Beatle and still a star, the famous Ringo will be playing at the Luna Park Stadium tonight . Tickets here.

 

Palacio Barolo

Av de Mayo 1370 9° P. Esc. 249/52

Tel/Fax: (54-11) 4381-1885

info@palaciobarolotours.com.ar

 

Luna Park

Av. Madero 420, Downtown

5279-5279

 

Tuesday

(Photo by kevin dooley)

Lots of Mexican themed activities will be held in Buenos Aires this month. Amongst them is the exhibit on Mexican deities and rituals “Dioses, ritos y oficios” being held at Fundación Proa.

In the evening head to the chic ¨Le Bar¨ for some great drinks and 50s-70s music starting at 10pm.

 

Fundacion Proa

Av. Pedro de Mendoza 1929, La Boca

4104-1000

info@proa.org

 

Le Bar

Tucuman 422, Downtown

5219-0858

 

Wednesday

(Photo by Shayne Kaye)

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 Horse monument and cover the areas of Almagro, Congress and the Plaza de Mayo using local transport to get around. More information here.

Soundgarden and Audioslave front man, Chris Cornell, brings his solo tunes to the Gran Rex Theatre for a unique acoustic show.  Tickets here.

 

Gran Rex Theatre

Av Corrientes 857, Downtown

4322-8000

 

Thursday

(Wine by timsnell)

Find our more about the country’s ethnographic heritage at the Museo Etnografico.

Later on Book your place for the 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 cost 25 USD per person and are limited to 7 people.

 

Museo Etnografico

Moreno 350, San Telmo

4345-8196

Open: Tue-Fri 1pm- 7pm. Weekends 3pm-7pm.

 

Fierro Hotel Buenos Aires

Soler 5862, Palermo

3220-6800

 

Friday

(Photo by diego3336)

Start the day late by having an upscale lunch at Chila in Puerto Madero. Whilst in the area check out Buque Museo Fragata, a frigate commissioned by the navy in 1898 to be used as a training vessel.

Later on in the evening take the guided nocturnal tour of the ecologic reserve that occurs once a month, on full moons. To take the tour you must book your place on Monday the 7th of November.

 

Chila

Alicia Moreau de Justo 1160- Puerto Madero

4343-6067

 

Buque Museo Fragata Sarmiento

Next to “Puente de la Mujer”

Phone: 11/4334-9386

 

Reserva Ecológica

Av. Tristán Achával Rodríguez 1550 Costanera Sur

Teléfonos: 4893-1640/1580

 

Saturday and Sunday

(Photo by TheAlieness GisellaGiardino)

On Saturday night the city museums will be open to the public and will be staging special musical events as well as offering access to their exhibits. More information here.

Creamfields: The best electronic party of the year brings Groove Armada, John Didweed, Sven Bath, and Pete Tong amongst others to the dance floor on Saturday at the Autodromo de la Ciudad de Buenos Aires. Tickets here.

Renowned Argentine musician and composer Chango Spasiuk returns to Buenos Aires after two years of absence to bring back traditional songs to the stage of the Opera Citi Theatre on Saturday. Tickets here.

Join the Russian Celebrations at Avenida de Mayo on Sunday and participate in the dances, music and food of this unique country.