St Patrick’s Day in Buenos Aires

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Buenos Aires is known for its party lifestyle and throughout the years it has incorporated more and more international festivities, including one of the most popular, St. Patrick’s Day. With the 5th largest Irish community in the world and the jolly nature of the celebration, it’s no wonder. If you want to join the rest of the leprechauns with a frothy pint this weekend then check out the following St Paddy’s day parties and events:

Celtic Festival: Saturday 16th of March- 7:30pm. The Celtic festival will feature an exhibit and fair with everything Irish and Scottish on display. There will also be live bands, and typical Irish dances.  Virrey Loreto 2348, Belgrano.

St. Patrick’s Day Pub Crawl 16th of March- 9pm. The pub crawl costs $150 (pesos), and includes free wine and beer from 9-10pm, pizzas, a stop at three different bars with a free shooter at each, discounts on drinks and a last stop at a nightclub. Book your place in advance here.

St. Patrick’s Parade: 17th of March – 5pm. will take off at Arroyo and Suipacha, downtown, at 7pm, ending at Plaza San Martín. The parade will include traditional Irish music and dancing and a fairy and leprechaun costume contest.

Meanwhile, Reconquista Street in Retiro is the traditional city spot for St. Patrick’s Day feasting.  If you head in this direction, expect large crowds, a super street party and lively heavy drinking!

A full list of pubs that will be participating with special promotions, Guinness and more is available here.

New Year’s Weekend in Buenos Aires

Saturday

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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.

Sunny days are forecast and are perfect for visiting the Palermo Parks. The Japanese Garden, which is in the area, is also open from 10am-6pm and until Sunday will be featuring a New Year’s wishing bell to clang on in hope for the great things to come. Avenida Casares 2966, Palermo.

A special exhibit on Carlos Gardel is taking place at Casa de la Cultura. Av de Mayo 575, downtown.

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

German DJ Mark Romboy will be kicking off the New Year parties early at Pacha. More information here.

Sunday

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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.

Sunny days are forecast and are perfect for visiting the Palermo Parks. The Japanese Garden, which is in the area, is also open from 10am-6pm and until Sunday will be featuring a New Year’s wishing bell to clang on in hope for the great things to come. Avenida Casares 2966, Palermo.

A special exhibit on Carlos Gardel is taking place at Casa de la Cultura. Av de Mayo 575, downtown.

At 7pm catch the Billy Wilder classic Some Like it Hot, staring Marilyn Monroe at the Centro Cultural Borges. Viamonte and San Martín, downtown.

Monday

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The MALBA museum will be open on the 31st from midday-6pm.  Avenida Figueroa Alcorta 3415, Recoleta. 4808-6500.

If you haven’t yet hurry and book your place at Hernán Gipponi Restaurant’s amazing New Year’s Dinner..  Book your place in advance at 3220 6820. Fierro Hotel, Soler 5862, Palermo

Don`t miss the Palacio Barolo New Year’s night tour which ends at midnight with a special toast at the stunning building’s cupola where the city fireworks can be appreciated!  4381-1885. info@palaciobarolotours.com

Magdalena’s party will be hosting a special black and white masquerade with free champagne at midnight! More information here.

Find a list of more New Year’s parties here.

Tuesday

 

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Hernán Gipponi Restaurant will be serving their famous New Year’s brunch complete with juices, breads, tapas, fish, lamb/chicken  and panettone! Book your place in advance at 3220 6820. Fierro Hotel, Soler 5862.

Don´t miss the Gran Danzon’s after New Year party that kicks off at 8 with a DJ, live music, great food  and a fabulous selection of wines and other drinks. Libertad 1161, downtown. 

The Centro Cultural Konex in Almagro offers some of the coolest cultural events in the city and during the summer they will be open in the evenings with live music, ping-pong, film screenings and more for the city folk to enjoy. The first of January will be no exception! Sarmiento 3131, Almagro.

New Year Parties in Buenos Aires

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The biggest party of the year always takes place for New Year and in Buenos Aires a whole roster of international DJ’s will be stopping by to help us say goodbye to the old and hello to the new. The following are the hottest options to greet 2013 in full swing!

John Digweed will be at Crobar in Palermo for a special New Years Party. Tickets here.

At the hip riverside club Mandarine, the Irish John O Callaghan will be setting the pace. Tickets here.

Pacha is a classic New Year spot for regular clubbers and this year Italian Stefano Noferini will be in charge of the music. Tickets here.

At Privilege the music will be at the hand of Slovakian Tomas Haverlik, at the Sudam New Year’s eve.

The largest international crowd will be at the Fiesta Piso Compartido, which reunites hostel guests, travelers and more at Club Niceto from 1.30am onwards.  Tickets here.

Club Severino celebrates an end of the world party that will feature live bands, music and more from 1.30 am onwards.

For a more alternative celebration get your tickets to Fiesta Pies Descalsos (the barefoot party) that will take place in San Telmo.  No shoes allowed, creativity, bathing suites and wacky costumes encouraged!

Christmas Weekend in Buenos Aires

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Saturday

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 Christmas Park will be open until the 24th of December and is a great opportunity to donate gifts, to meet Santa and more. Parque Thays at Figueroa Alcorta and Callao.

If you´re still Christmas shopping stop by the Recoleta Christmas Fair from 2pm-8pm.  Ayacucho 1571, Recoleta.

On Saturday evening, starting at 9pm, renowned ballet dancer Eleonora Cassano will dance for the last time at a free event at the Obelisco. She will be staging The Nutcracker. 9 de Julio and Av. Corrientes, San Nicolás.

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

Both on Saturday and Sunday the Colón Theatre will be staging their last ballet of the year, a production of Onieguin by Tchaikovsky. Tickets here.

Those who want to start partying early on in the weekend stop by Pacha where DJ Barem will be from midnight onwards.  Av. Rafael Obligado 6151, Downtown.

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 Christmas Park will be open until the 24th of December and is a great opportunity to donate gifts, to meet Santa and more. Parque Thays at Figueroa Alcorta and Callao.

If you´re still Christmas shopping stop by the Recoleta Christmas Fair from 2pm-8pm.  Ayacucho 1571, Recoleta. 

Both on Saturday and Sunday the Colón Theatre will be staging their last ballet of the year, a production of Onieguin by Tchaikovsky. Tickets here.

Last minute shoppers will love Noche Shopping, the night in which all shopping malls remain open until 4am, offering discounts and perfect gift-picking opportunities!

Monday

Buenos Aires Christmas Park will be open until the 24th of December and is a great opportunity to donate gifts, to meet Santa and more. Parque Thays at Figueroa Alcorta and Callao.

The MALBA will be open on the 24th from  midday to 6pm. Don’t miss the Tracey Emin and Oscar Muñoz exhibits. Avenida Figueroa Alcorta 3415 , Recoleta.  

For a unique Christmas with tango included book your place at La Viruta after midnight milonga and Christmas dinner. Armenia 1366, Palermo.

If you haven’t yetm hurry and book your place at Hernán Gipponi Restaurant’s amazing Christmas Dinner. Check out the mouth-watering menu here.  Book your place in advance at 3220 6820. Fierro Hotel, Soler 5862, Palermo

Find all the Christmas Eve parties taking place around the city here.

Tuesday

Gipponi Restaurant will be serving their famous Christmas brunch complete with juices, breads, tapas, fish, lamb/chicken  and panettone! Book your place in advance at 3220 6820. Fierro Hotel, Soler 5862.

The Tierra Santa religious theme park will be open on Sunday the 25th from 4pm-10pm and Santa will be there to hand out sweets for the children. Av. Rafael Obligado 5790, Downtown. 4784-9551

Don´t miss the Gran Danzon’s after Christmas party that kicks off at 8 with a DJ, live music, great food  and a fabulous selection of wines and other drinks. Libertad 1161, downtown. 

Stop by Boris Club de Jazz in Palermo and celebrate the music at the Latin Jam starting at 9pm. Gorriti 5568, Palermo.

* Keep in mind that transport is complicated on Christmas Eve so call taxi companies at least a day in advance.

Christmas Eve Parties in Buenos Aires

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Christmas Eve is a big celebration in Argentina. Big family dinners, presents and fireworks are all part of the festivity, and afterwards its time for fun with friends at the great Christmas Eve parties around the city. Because this year Christmas Eve is on a Monday more places will be closed than usual, those open are listed below:

Club Severino: Navidad Terror. Starting at 1am, Club Severino, a Monday night nightclub will be celebrating Christmas with great DJs, surprises and more. Since they only celebrate once every seven years when Christmas falls on a Monday, its bound to be a night to remember. Hipólito Yrigoyen 851, Downtown.

Pacha Buenos Aires: This legendary nightclub will be holding their annual Christmas bash with their trademark electronic beats, at the hand this time of German DJ Tocadisco. Tickets available here.

Magic Christmas at Niceto Club: The Palermo centered club is always a great go-to place when looking to party and Christmas is no exception. Tickets here.

Christmas Husset: It bar Unicorn Husset will be brining in one of the most fun crowds for drinking and mischief starting at 1.30 a.m. Honduras 5730, Palermo.

Franks Bar: This popular Palermo speakeasy requires that you figure out their clues which they post on their Facebook page daily. For Christmas they will be serving festive cocktails after midnight. Arévalo 1445, Palermo.

878: Hidden in Villa Crespo, this bar is often recommended for its variety of wines and whisky’s and for its top quality drinks. Stop by after midnight and toast the night away. Thames 878, Villa Crespo

 

After party:

If on the 25th of December you’re still feeling like wine and bubbly then stop by the Gran Danzon’s after Christmas party that kicks off at 8 with a DJ, live music, great food  and a fabulous selection of wines and other drinks. Libertad 1161, downtown. 

Buenos Aires Nightlife: BA Pub Crawl

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Buenos Aires is known for its vibrant nightlife that ends well into the morning. As a visitor it may be difficult to decide on where to go to capitalize on diversion. Fortunately for the “party like a rockstar” types, there is a dedicated group of partiers who have organized the BA Pub Crawl, a fun packed bar hop where people from different nationalities and cultures meet to discover just how wild the BA night can be.

The Pub Crawls are held every night of the week, and explore different areas of the city. Thus, Monday’s event may be in San Telmo, Wednesday’s in Recoleta, Saturday’s in Palermo Hollywood, and so on. This allows travelers to get to know different spots around the city, and to socialize with other like-minded people.

The dedicated organizers of the pub crawl also plan special events for St. Patrick’s Day and Easter for example, whilst also hosting theme nights such as the upcoming Stoplight Pub Crawl on Sunday the 29th of April where everyone attending is expected to wear something red, yellow or green.

Pub Crawls start at different meeting points at 10pm each night. They cost 100 pesos and include free pizza, beer and wine through registration hour (10-11pm), a free shooter at every bar, drink discounts and free club admissions.

More information on upcoming pub crawls and meeting points is available here.

Long Weekend in Buenos Aires

April 2nd is a national holiday as it is Veterans Day and commemorates the fallen Malvinas soldiers. The long weekend will be full of activities detailed below.

Saturday

Throughout the weekend three city parks will be displaying unique contemporary dance performances for the Ciudanza festival, which seeks to fuse dance with urban landscapes. More information here.

Malvinas 30 Años, an exhibit by Adrián Rocha Novoa being held at the Centro Cultural Recoleta, invites visitors to reflect upon the war in 1982 and its effects on the present. Opening hours: Sat, Sun and national holidays from 10am-9pm. Junin 1930, Recoleta

Training and classification rounds of the TC2000 car race will be held on Saturday from 10 am-6.30pm. The racing circuit, on the streets of Buenos Aires, will be on Avenida 9 de Julio between Viamonte and Av. De Mayo, Diagonal Norte and Av. De Mayo and between Bolivar and Av. 9 de Julio.

The MALBA is featuring two new exhibits well worth visiting.  Bye Bye American Pie explores the cultural transformation of the United States through the pieces of seven renowned American contemporary artists; Jean-Michel Basquiat, Larry Clark, Nan Goldin, Jenny Holzer, Barbara Kruger, Cady Nolan and Paul Mc Carthy. Brailles y relecturas de la Biblia, is an important exhibit on Leon Ferrari, an Argentine artist who, like his American counterparts, also explores themes relating to cultural and political dominance. Open midday-8pm. Avenida Figueroa Alcorta 3415 , Recoleta. 4808-6500.

The Japanese Gardens in Palermo will be showcasing over 200 orchid species at their 32nd Orchid exhibit “Otoño con Orquideas.” Av. Figueroa Alcorta and Av. Casares, Palermo.

Dialogo en la Oscuridad is an international exhibit where the senses are rediscovered.  The public is guided in absolute darkness through different scenarios and learns to perceive every day life in a different way.  Open from 5pm-10pm. Sarmiento 3131, Abasto. 4864 3200.

At 9pm The Centro Cultural Recoleta is staging Hombre Vertiente, an experimental performance including acrobatics, special lighting and interaction with the public, directed by Pichón Baldinu, one of the De La Guarda founders. Junin 1930, Recoleta.

The electro-tango Tanghetto will be presenting a live show at the ND Ateneo at 9pm. Tickets here.

Argentine guitar virtuoso Luis Salinas will be staging a show at La Trastienda starting at 11.30pm. Tickets here.

Reputed percussion orchestra La Bomba del Tiempo will be filling the night with rhythm from midnight onwards at a party held at the Centro Cultural Konex. Ciudad Cultural Konex- Sarmiento 3131, Abasto- 4864-3200.

Sunday

Throughout the weekend three city parks will be displaying unique contemporary dance performances for the Ciudanza festival, which seeks to fuse dance with urban landscapes. More information here.

Malvinas 30 Años, an exhibit by Adrián Rocha Novoa being held at the Centro Cultural Recoleta, invites visitors to reflect upon the war in 1982 and its effects on the present. Opening hours: Sat, Sun and national holidays from 10am-9pm. Junin 1930, Recoleta

Training and classification rounds of the TC2000 car race will be held on Saturday from 10 am-6.30pm. The racing circuit, on the streets of Buenos Aires, will be on Avenida 9 de Julio between Viamonte and Av. De Mayo, Diagonal Norte and Av. De Mayo and between Bolivar and Av. 9 de Julio.

The MALBA is featuring two new exhibits well worth visiting.  Bye Bye American Pie explores the cultural transformation of the United States through the pieces of seven renowned American contemporary artists; Jean-Michel Basquiat, Larry Clark, Nan Goldin, Jenny Holzer, Barbara Kruger, Cady Nolan and Paul Mc Carthy. Brailles y relecturas de la Biblia, is an important exhibit on Leon Ferrari, an Argentine artist who, like his American counterparts, also explores themes relating to cultural and political dominance. Open midday-8pm. Avenida Figueroa Alcorta 3415 , Recoleta. 4808-6500.

The Japanese Gardens in Palermo will be showcasing over 200 orchid species at their 32nd Orchid exhibit “Otoño con Orquideas.” Av. Figueroa Alcorta and Av. Casares, Palermo.

Dialogo en la Oscuridad is an international exhibit where the senses are rediscovered.  The public is guided in absolute darkness through different scenarios and learns to perceive every day life in a different way.  Open from 5pm-10pm. Sarmiento 3131, Abasto. 4864 3200.

At 9pm The Centro Cultural Recoleta is staging Hombre Vertiente, an experimental performance including acrobatics, special lighting and interaction with the public, directed by Pichón Baldinu, one of the De La Guarda founders. Junin 1930, Recoleta.

American indie-rock band Cage the Elephant will be presenting “Thank You, Happy Birthday” at La Trastienda at 9pm. Tickets here.

Niceto Club will be hosting a new edition of their Undertones party at 12.20pm. Niceto Vega 5510, Palermo.

Monday

Malvinas 30 Años, an exhibit by Adrián Rocha Novoa being held at the Centro Cultural Recoleta, invites visitors to reflect upon the war in 1982 and its effects on the present. Opening hours: Sat, Sun and national holidays from 10am-9pm. Junin 1930, Recoleta

The MALBA is featuring two new exhibits well worth visiting.  Bye Bye American Pie explores the cultural transformation of the United States through the pieces of seven renowned American contemporary artists; Jean-Michel Basquiat, Larry Clark, Nan Goldin, Jenny Holzer, Barbara Kruger, Cady Nolan and Paul Mc Carthy. Brailles y relecturas de la Biblia, is an important exhibit on Leon Ferrari, an Argentine artist who, like his American counterparts, also explores themes relating to cultural and political dominance. Open midday-8pm. Avenida Figueroa Alcorta 3415 , Recoleta. 4808-6500.

The Japanese Gardens in Palermo will be showcasing over 200 orchid species at their 32nd Orchid exhibit “Otoño con Orquideas.” Av. Figueroa Alcorta and Av. Casares, Palermo.

As usual reputed percussion orchestra La Bomba del Tiempo will be setting the beat at the Centro Cultural Konex. Ciudad Cultural Konex- Sarmiento 3131, Abasto- 4864-3200.

A tango peña will be held at  La Peña del Colorado at 8.30pm. This Palermo centered Peña serves traditional food and stages live shows by an array of performers as well as hosting folklore dances for the community.  From midnight onwards they also encourage the diners to play spontaneous guitar music. (They offer the guitars).  Güemes 3657, Palermo. 4822-1038. info@lapeniadelcolorado.com.