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.

Parrilla Tour Buenos Aires

(Photo by Bud_Spencer)

Most visitors that come to Buenos Aires have a couple of must do´s on their list, and eating meat at a traditional parrilla is definitely on the top of it. Of course there are a lot of great spots to do this, and many to recommend, but for those looking for a full parrilla experience, the Parrilla Tour is mandatory.

There are two versions of this carnivorous adventure; one takes place in the San Telmo neighborhood, the other in Palermo. Both include stops at three different neighborhood parrillas of different styles, and a grand finale at an ice-cream parlor (newcomers to Argentina may not know it yet, but Argentine ice-cream is the best.) The guides have interesting information about Argie cuisine and culture, and also make sure to recommend the top cuts.

Both tours last approximately three hours. The Palermo tour takes place on Tuesdays and Fridays and the San Telmo tour takes place on Wednesdays and Saturdays.  Advanced booking is required and can be done at 155 808 9687 or by email to info@parrillatour.com.