This Week in Buenos Aires

Monday

(Photo by J)

ANDA Responsible Travel is a tour agency that promotes social and environmentally friendly  tourism.  One of the alternatives they offer is booking one of their experts to discuss in-depth economy, politics, history and culture of Argentina over coffee.  Choose one of the city’s historical cafes and put yourself in context.  More information here.

In the evening join locals and tourists for a night of fun at the Buenos Aires Pub Crawl, who are organizing a 4th of July celebration. More information here.

Tuesday

(Photo by Pablo SSt)

Head to San Telmo to the charming Museo del Traje (Clothing Museum) and explore the fashions of the 1850´s-1915, 20´s, wedding attire, and children’s clothing between 1860´s-1960´s amongst others.

In the evening the Colon Theatre is staging a production of Tchaikovsky’s Sleeping Beauty.

Muse del Traje

Chile 832, San Telmo

4343-8427

museodeltraje@gmail.com

Open Tue-Sun 3pm-7pm

Teatro Colon

Cerrito 628

4378-7100

Wednesday

(Photo by Lionel Fernandez Roca)

Visit  the governments cultural headquarter (Casa de la Cultura) and tour the stunning 19th century French style building which originally belonged to “La Prensa” newspaper.  This historical gem also displays different exhibits and concerts in the famous golden room.

Internationally acclaimed Tango orchestra El Arranque, which has won prizes and played with the like of Winston Marsalis amongst others, are celebrating their 15th birthday at 8.30pm in the Teatro 25 de Mayo.

Espacio Casa de la Cultura

Av. de Mayo 575, Subsuelo

or Av. Rivadavia 576

Te. 4323-9669

Tue-Sun 2pm-8pm

El Arranque

Teatro 25 de Mayo

Triunvirato 4444, Villa Uquiza.

4524-7997

Thursday

(Wine tastings at the Fierro Hotel)

Check out the photography exhibition “El Tiempo Detenido. Imagenes de la danza”  at the San Martin theatre capturing special moments in dance.  Whilst you’re in the area don’t forget to try some of the best pizza in the city at close by Guerrin or a warm Submarino (hot milk with a melted chocolate bar) at La Giralda.

Book your place for the Fierro Hotel’s  Thursday wine tasting and sample some great Argentine wines, chosen by the president of the Argentine wine association Andres Rosberg and in-house Sommelier Martin Bruno.  Tastings cost 25 USD per person and are limited to 7 people.

Teatro San Martin

Avda. Corrientes 1530

0800-333-5254

Open midday onwards

Pizzeria Guerrin

Av. Corrientes 1368

4371-8141

La Giralda

Av. Corrientes 1453

4371-3846

Fierro Hotel

Soler 5862, Palermo

3220 6800

recepcion@fierrohotel.com

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Wine Tasting at 7pm

Friday

(Photo by La FruU///LitaBosch)

Explore the charming Dorrego Flea Market in Palermo where you will find all sorts of interesting knick-knacks and antiques.

In the evening head to the Centro Cultral Rojas to view one of the dance shows being put on for their annual dance festival, or to participate in a contact improvisation! More information here.

Dorrego Flea Market

Av.Dorrego and Conde, Palermo

Tue-Sun 10am-7pm

Saturday and Sunday

(Photo by :Antonio)

Saturday is the Argentine Independence day, so keep an eye out for pastelitos, locro and traditional festivities.

Also on Saturday is the Winter Blues Festival at La Trastienda starting 9pm. More information here.

On Sunday’s head to the Iskon Festival for some Bhakti yoga and mantra meditation starting at 5 pm and ending at 8pm with a vegetarian dinner. Cuidad de la Paz 394, Belgrano, 3532-9996.

This Week in Buenos Aires

As the chill of winter approaches, indoor activities become the choice pastimes. Visiting art exhibits, visiting the Colon Theatre or attending special film screenings, such as the 8th exhibition of European Film which is on this week, are great ways to enjoy the city when it’s cold.

 

Monday

This is the last week to visit the exhibit of Argentine artist Oscar Grillo’s  drawings of people from London at the Centro Cultural Recoleta.  Stop by traditional bar La Biela afterwards for an afternoon snack.

In the evening head to Mundo Bizarro for great drinks in a quirky 40s-50´s ambiance.

 

Centro Cultural Recoleta

Mon- Fri 2pm-9pm

Sat-Sun 10-9pm

Junin 1930, Recoleta

4803 1040

 

La Biela

Av. Quintana 596, Recoleta

4804-0449

 

Mundo Bizarro

Serrano 1222, Palermo Viejo

4773-1967

 

Tuesday

(Mamba museum by Juanele)

Check out French video artist Pierrick Sorrin´s exhibition at the recently reopened MAMBA (Museum of Modern Art). For a great meal just a few blocks away head to Cafe San Juan.

In the evening 20´s style Virasoro Bar in Palermo is screening “Paycheck” directed by John Woo at 9.30pm.

 

MAMBA

Mon-Fri 12-7pm

Sat-Sun 11am-8pm

Av. San Juan 350, San Telmo

4342-3001

 

Cafe San Juan

Av. San Juan 450, San Telmo

4300-1112

Tue-Sun 12-4pm and 8pm-closing

 

Virasoro Bar

Guatemala 4328, Palermo

4831-8918

 

Wednesday

(La Manzana de las Luces by clixyou)

Guided tours at 3pm of The Manzana de las Luces, an old Jesuit residence from the 1700’in the San Telmo area, are worth taking.

Later on at 7.30pm get a glimpse of an imaginary future at La Fabrica where artists Federico Lamas and Monica Hellers exhibt their video installation “Brutal.”

Top off a great day by having a savory dinner at El Baqueano where you can taste native meats such as quail, chinchilla and llama amongst others.

 

Manzana de las Luces tours.

Mon-Fri 3pm

Sat- Sun 3pm, 4.30pm and 6pm.

Starting at Peru 272, San Telmo

4342-3964

 

La Fabrica

Peru 442, San Telmo

 

El Baqueano

Chile 495,  San Telmo

4342-0802

Opening Hours: Tue- Sat 8pm-12pm

 

Thursday

(Mercado del Progreso by blmurch)

 

Take an off the beaten path day in the Caballito neighborhood where you can visit the natural sciences museum, a large market (Mercado del Progreso) and antique trams.

For a great lunch or dinner in the area check out Lo de Cholo, an apparently low key canteen which offers top quality local food with a gourmet twist.

In the evening the Wayne Shorter Quartet is playing at the Gran Rex Theatre. Tickets here.

 

Natural Science Museum

Open everyday from 2-7pm

Av. Angel Gallardo 470, Caballito

4982-6595

 

Mercado del Progreso

Mon-Sat 8am -1pm and 5pm- 8.30pm

Av. Rivadavia 5430, Caballito

4901-3038

 

Antique Trams

Emilio Mitre 500, Caballito

 

Lo de Cholo

Av. Gaona 1699, Caballito

4584-7601

 

Friday

(Orchid by richardoyork)

If you like orchids you wont want to miss the Fiesta de las Orchideas being held until Sunday.

In the evening top the week off with a visit to the Colon Theatre to watch Il Tritico.

 

Fiesta de las Orquideas

Fri10-Sun12 – 10am-7pm

Centro Okinawense

Av. San Juan 2651

 

Teatro Colon

Cerrito 628

4378 7100

 

Saturday and Sunday

(Japanese gardens in Palermo by Rafaelgomez)

All June Saturdays- Samba and Feijoada at 1pm in Notorious.

The Dance and Movies party on Saturdays invites you to enjoy movies that inspire dancing. Jorge Newberry 3663, first floor. 7pm.

Sunday is a great day to visit the Palermo parks and while your there, stop by the Japanese Park and watch the Sumo wrestlers!

We Recommend: El Ateneo Grand Splendid

(photo by m4caque)
This impresive bookstore is considered to be one of the most beautiful in the world.  Set in what was once the Grand Splendid Theatre,  and conserving the grandiose architecture whilst adapting its function to a bookstore, it is one of the city’s jewels.
The balconies, the original velvet curtains, and the cupola, on which an allegoric representation of peace was painted after world war one, can all be enjoyed whilst browsing for books or having something to eat on the once stage.

Av. Santa Fe 1860, Recoleta

4813-6052

Opening Hours:

Mon-Thur 9am-10pm

Fri-Sat 9am-12pm

Sun 12am-10pm