This Week: 16th-22nd of March

Monday

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If you’re visiting the Obelisco and strolling down Corrientes Avenue, stop by the Centro Cultural de la Cooperación which is hosting a photography exhibit about the social problematic related to last World Cup in Brazil. Av. Corrientes 1543, downtown.

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! Soler 5862, Palermo.

You can also stop by Centro Cultural Konex where famous percussion group, La Bomba del Tiempo, will be carrying out their Monday show starting at 7pm. Sarmiento 3151, Almagro.

Tuesday

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If you’re in the Recoleta area, stop by the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes which is hosting a new exhibit featuring collages by Eduardo Stupía, texts by Ricardo Piglia and music by Luis Nacht until the 22nd of March. Av. Del Libertador 1473, Recoleta.

Although celebrating St. Patrick’s Day is an Irish tradition, it has gained popularity in Buenos Aires as well and there will be plenty of pubs and bars to share beers, find luck in four leaf clovers and twirl with leprechauns. A full list of activities is available here.

Wednesday

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Take one of FotoRuta’s Street Scape tours and learn some photography tips while discovering the city from a different angle. More information here.

In the evening, stop by the stunning Colón Theatre and catch the new ballet production being staged which features three chorography’s to music by Rachmaninov, Bartok and Mozart. Tickets here. 

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.

Later on, Manu Chao will be staging a live show at Estadio Ferro. Tickets here.

Friday

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Check out the new MALBA exhibition that will take place until the 8th of June featuring live installations, choreographies and more under the name “Infinite Experience”! Av. Figueroa Alcorta 3415, Palermo.

Afterwards, head to La Trastienda in San Telmo where the Mike Stern Band will be jazzing it up! Tickets here.

Saturday and Sunday

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Book your place at Fierro´s unique weekend brunch, now revamped with an Irish version as well! Soler 5862, Palermo

The Sivory Museum, next to the  Palermo Rosedal offers free tours in English and German on Saturdays at 3pm and 5pm! Av. Infanta Isabel 555, Palermo.

The Lollapalooza festival will be taking place throughout the weekend! The line-up includes Jack White, Robert Plant, Pharrel Williams, The Smashing Pumpkins, Calvin Harris, Cypress Hill, Interpol,Foster The People, Kasabian, The Kooks, Bastille,Alt-J and Skrillex, amongst others. Tickets here. 

This Week: 9th-14th of March

Monday

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If you’re visiting the Obelisco and strolling down Corrientes Avenue, stop by the Centro Cultural de la Cooperación which is hosting a photography exhibit about the social problematic related to last World Cup in Brazil. Av. Corrientes 1543, downtown.

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! Soler 5862, Palermo.

You can also stop by Centro Cultural Konex where famous percussion group, La Bomba del Tiempo, will be carrying out their Monday show starting at 7pm. Sarmiento 3151, Almagro.

Tuesday

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Take one of FotoRuta’s Street Scape tours and learn some photography tips while discovering the city from a different angle. More information here.

It’s Milonga Week in the city so check the out the schedule here, pick a time and a venue, and stop by Bolívar 466 in San Telmo from 2pm to 6pm to pick up your free tickets.

Wednesday

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If you’re in the Recoleta area, stop by the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes which is hosting a new exhibit featuring collages by Eduardo Stupía, texts by Ricardo Piglia and music by Luis Nacht until the 22nd of March. Av. Del Libertador 1473, Recoleta.

At 7pm, head to La Trastienda for their Brazilian Wednesday event, Miércoles Carinhosos, and dance all the way past midnight. Balcarce 460, San Telmo.

Thursday

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The Ciudanza festival, featuring contemporary dance performances in urban settings, kicks off until Sunday!

Later on, catch an experimental performance combining theatre and poetry at the Teatro Colón starting at 8pm. Tickets here.

Friday

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Take one of graffitimundo’s North City Tours and check out the Buenos Aires street art scene in the Colegiales and Palermo neighborhoods. The tour ends at Post Bar where you can grab an icy beer and also purchase some urban art to take back home. More information here.

At 8pm and at 9.30pm, the Planetarium will be hosting live music concerts featuring covers of The Beatles with full dome projections of the diamond filled sky. Av. Sarmiento, Palermo.

And, if the street art tour left you hungry for more color, you can head to the Life in Color: World Largest Paint Party at Mandarine Park. Tickets here.

Saturday and Sunday

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Book your place at Fierro´s unique weekend brunch, now revamped with an Irish version as well!

The Sivory Museum, next to the  Palermo Rosedal offers free tours in English and German on Saturdays at 3pm and 5pm!Av. Infanta Isabel 555, Palermo.

On Saturday night, British DJ John Digweed will be in charge of setting the rhythm at Mandarine Park. Tickets here.

On Sunday, James Blunt will be staging a live show at the Luna Park Stadium. Tickets here.

This Week: 9th-15th of Feb.

Monday

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Stop by the MALBA and check out the exhibit of artist Antonio Berni´s stunning work. Av. Figueroa Alcorta 3415, Palermo.

Later on, stop by Centro Cultural Konex where famous percussion group, La Bomba del Tiempo, will be carrying out their Monday show starting at 7pm. Sarmiento 3151, Almagro.

Tuesday

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Take one of FotoRuta’s Street Scape tours and learn some photography tips while discovering the city from a different angle. More information here.

In the evening, British singer-songwriter Albert Hammond will be staging a live show at the Teatro Opera. Tickets here.  Av. Corrientes 860, downtown.

Wednesday

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One of the city’s architectural landmarks is the famous Palacio Barolo, full of references to poet Dante Alighieri. Guided tours take place at 4, 5 and 6pm and evening guided tours at 8pm include tasting of an awarded wine and a national delicacy. Av. de Mayo 1370, downtown.

In the evening, stop by La Catedral for a tango lesson. Sarmiento 4006, Almagro.

Thursday

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Stop by the Museo de Arte Moderno in San Telmo where a must-see exhibition of Leon Ferrari’s works is being showcased. Av. San Juan 350, San Telmo

Later on, stop by for a sip of something worth tasting at the monthly Come Wine With Us event taking place from 7pm to 1am at Veggies & Co. in Palermo. Arevalo 2926, Palermo.

Friday

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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!

At 8pm and at 9.30pm, the Planetarium will be hosting live music concerts featuring covers of The Beatles with full dome projections of the diamond filled sky. Av. Sarmiento, Palermo.

Saturday and Sunday

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It’s Valentines Day on Saturday and what better way to show your love than to treat your significant other to a mouth-watering brunch? Book your place at UCO, Fierro’s fantastic restaurant and kick off the day with a glass of champagne, delicious food and great company in the lush green garden. Soler 5862, Palermo. 3220-6800.

You can also head to Puerto Madero to lip-lock and put a love-lock on the Puente de la Mujer. Later on at 9pm, stop by the nearby La Munich and catch an outdoor screening of a Buster Keaton film. Av. De los Italianos 851, Puerto Madero.

Or, if you’re looking for something less one on one and more party-like, join the Palermo Pub Crawl starting at 10pm. More information here. 

If you’re still feeling romantic on Sunday, stop by La Munich at 6pm where you can enjoy something to sip on and live love songs. Av. De los Italianos 851, Puerto Madero.

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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

Buenos Aires through Artists’ Eyes

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Fundación PROA in La Boca recently inaugurated a new exhibit featuring different representations of Buenos Aires as seen through artists’ eyes. The showcase, which includes photographs, films,  installations, paintings and more,  is an excellent way to get to know different aspects of this bustling lively city.

The exhibition is divided into four parts: the first, features different film fragments that portray the city’s independence and constant rhythmic pulse; the second, deals has the obelisk as its theme and includes photography by the likes of Grete Stern, Horacio Coppola and Juan di Sandro, amongst others, and also, the preparatory sketches and designs of the monument by Alberto Prebisch as well as different art objects inspired by the famous landmark; the third part of the exhibit deals with themes of poverty and alienation, and political and socio-economic aspects; finally, the fourth presents us with a vision for the future.

The exhibit is open until the 27th of October from Tuesday to Sunday from 11 to 7pm. Av. Pedro de Mendoza 1929, La Boca.

This Week in Buenos Aires

Monday

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Don’t miss the stunning Yayoi Kusama exhibit at the MALBA that is taking place until September. Avenida Figueroa Alcorta 3415, Recoleta. 

Afterwards, stop by Centro Cultural Konex where  La Bomba del Tiempo, a popular percussion orchestra, stages its show. Centro Cultural Konex Sarmiento 3131, Abasto. 4864-3200.

 

Tuesday

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Sunny and mild is the forecast for Tuesday so outdoor touring is a must. Head to the Palermo 3 de Febrero parks for a stroll around one of the city’s greenest attractions.

In the evening, head to Boris Club de Jazz where bass player Matías Mendez will be presenting his new record that mixes genres like R&B, funk and jazz. Gorriti 5568, Palermo.

 

Wednesday

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The Palais de Glace in Recoleta is showcasing the annual exhibit of photojournalism, and is a great stop after touring the famous cemetery. Posadas 1795, Recoleta.

Later on, get into the party mood and head to Pacha Buenos Aires where renowned international DJ Paul Okenfold will be in charge of the music.

 

Thursday

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The annual BA agricultural event –Exposición Rural- kicks off until the 30th of July at La Rural in Palermo. Av. Sarmiento 2704, Palermo.

In the evening, you can catch the stunning Fuerza Bruta show being staged at the Centro Cultural Recoleta at 6.30pm. Tickets here.

 

Friday

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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.

After dinner, stop by Verne Cocktail Club for drinks by our celebrated happy hour bartender, Fede Cuco. Medrano 1475, Palermo.

 

Saturday and 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.

On Saturday evening, check out the popular Orquesta Típica Fernandez Fierro that stages weekly live shows at the Club Atlético Fernández Fierro in Almagro.  Sánchez de Bustamante 764, Almagro.

Top 5 Art Tours in Buenos Aires

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San Telmo Art & History Walk: The perfect way to learn the who is who and what is what of San Telmo’s art-ridden streets. The three-hour walk includes a tour of both the street art and galleries; a great way to get to know the current Buenos Aires art scene whilst getting to know the charm of San Telmo neighborhood. More information here.

Graffitimundo:  This off the beaten path tour of the city streets aims to promote the booming urban art scene in Buenos Aires. Those interested in learning more about the local street art and the political and social context that is behind it should definitely pick this great option to get to know another side of Buenos Aires. More information on meeting points and prices here.

Foto Ruta: Professional photographer Jocelyn Mandrake and her associate Becky Hayes have taken tourist photography to a whole new level on their Saturday Foto Ruta tours.  What they propose is to get to know the city from another point of view, taking their travelers through off the beaten path locations and setting creative guidelines for the photographs to explore from a new perspective. More information on upcoming tours here.

Artist Atelier Tour: Meeting the artists and catching a glimpse of what their workspace is like and what they’re currently working on is one of the perks of these private tours which take you into the ateliers of four artists ending in a light lunch.  Book your place here.

Crème de la Crème: Whether it’s design, vintage finds or local art crème de la crème knows where it’s.  Their art scene tour takes you through the who is who of emerging and established argentine artists. More information here.