Foodie Hotspot: Mishiguene Fayer

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PH: Eduardo Bayon Perales

Mishiguene Fayer, which translates from Yiddish to “crazy fire”, is one of the city’s most awaited 2017 newcomers and is delivering just what it promises, gourmet Jewish immigrant cuisine combined with local influences. Whether you want to stop by to pick up a pastrami sandwich to take away for lunch, or to try the 10 step or 6 step tasting menus for dinner, Mishiguene is definitely worth discovering, for its great cuisine, and also for its top quality drinks. 011 4774-3313. Cerviño 4417, Palermo.

Top Mobile Apps for Travelers in Buenos Aires

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(Photo by Georgie Pauwels)

Technology has made travel all the easier, and there are a great variety of very useful mobile apps to help us when we are in a new city. Below, we’ve selected a few of those that we think are practical for people travelling to Buenos Aires.

Language

If you need a Spanish app, of course Google Translate is the most immediate option, however, we recommend Porteño Spanish  which will help you with the language and the local lingo.

Also, if you’re learning Spanish, or any other language, Hello Talk allows you to connect with native speakers to practice.

Money

Two useful apps while travelling anywhere are XE Currency, for exchange rates, and ATM Hunter, to help you find the closest ATM.

Transport

There are many apps to help you around the city in terms of transport. Como LLego offers you transport options and directions for getting from one place to the next, BA Subte  is the local subway app, Trenes en Vivo is a useful app for those who travel by train and lets you know at what time the next trains are coming in, Easy Taxi is an international Taxi app that also works in Buenos Aires for calling cabs, BA EcoBici lets you know where you can find public city bikes and bike paths.

City Guides

International city guides are available from Trip Advisor that offers offline city guides, including one for Buenos Aires, from Travel Guides by Triposo and a GPS guide by Digi Guide.

Dining, Wine-ing, Dancing

Guía Oleo and Restorando are two apps that offer restaurant listings and reviews that will help you pick out the best places to stop for a bite and make reservations.

Otherwise, try CookApp for closed door dinner options.

Argentina Wine App, in English, and Vinomanos, in Spanish, are two wine apps that specialize in Argentine wine and are useful to pick out and discover some of the best local bottles.

Hoy-Milonga is an app for Tango enthusiasts that want to know when and where the BA milongas are taking place.

LightOut is BA’s nightlife app for those that like to dance till dawn.

 

 

 

Buenos Aires Agenda: January/Enero 2016

Monday/Lunes

drum

(Photo by J-Bones)

Check out the new MALBA exhibit of Belgian artist Francis Alÿs’s poetic-political artwork. Av. Figueroa Alcorta 3415, Palermo. 

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 UCO  happy hour! 3220-6800. Soler 5862, Palermo.

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

El MALBA está exhibiendo una muestra del trabajo político-poético del artista belga Francis Alÿs. Av. Figueroa Alcorta 3415, Palermo.

A la tarde, desde las 17.30 hasta las 19.30hs., abre  el jardín de Fierro Hotel para ofrecer cócteles en el happy hour de UCO restaurante. 3220-6800. Soler 5862, Palermo.

También a la tarde, a partir de las 19hs., se presenta la orquesta de percusión La Bomba del Tiempo en el Centro Cultural KonexSarmiento 3151, Almagro.

Tuesday/Martes

jardin botanico

(Photo by José María Pérez Nuñez)

The Botanical Gardens in Palermo are so shady and filled with character that they are well worth visiting with a camera, a book or a drawing pad on these hot summer days.

BAMA Cine Arte is screening The Hateful Eight, Tarantino’s latest film. Diagonal Norte 1150, downtown.

Por su sombra fresca y particular identidad, El Jardín Botánico en Palermo es el lugar ideal para pasear con la cámara, un libro o un bloc de dibujo.

Durante enero, el cineclub BAMA Cine Arte proyecta Los ocho más odiados, la última película de Quentin Tarantino. Diagonal Norte 1150, downtown.

Wednesday/ Miércoles

asad

(Photo by Dani Vázquez)

Try a Parrilla Tour and taste all the typical local cuts, book your place for a Foto Ruta tour to get to know the city through your camera lens, or explore on an Off the Beaten Path Tour with Elisa and see where it takes you!

In the evening, Wiz Kalifa will be staging a live show at the Luna Park Stadium. Tickets here.

Probá los cortes de carne típicos de la Argentina con Parrilla Tour, reservá con Foto Ruta para conocer la ciudad a través del lente de una cámara, o explorá los recovecos menos conocidos de la ciudad con Elisa en uno de sus Off the Beaten Path tours.

A la noche, Wiz Kalifa se presenta en vivo en el Estadio Luna Park. Entradas aquí.

Thursday/ Jueves

costanera

(Photo by V.T. Polywoda)

The warm summer weather is ideal for a laid back two hour bike tour which you can take from the Planetarium.Av. Sarmiento and Belisario Roldán, Palermo. 

At 9.30pm, stop by Boris Club de Jazz to listen to Diego Frenkel’s new work titled Ritmo. Tickets here. 

El clima cálido de verano es ideal para hacer un tour relajado en bicicleta partiendo del Planetario. Av. Sarmiento and Belisario Roldán, Palermo.

A las 21.30hs. se presenta Diego Frenkel en Boris Club de Jazz para presentar su nuevo trabajo titulado Ritmo. Entradasaquí.

Friday/ Viernes

tigreverde

(Photo by Tigre Municipio)

If the weather is nice, a day trip to Tigre is a must while you’re in Buenos Aires. You can try a water sport, stop by the Mercado de Frutos where you can purchase local goods, go on a rollercoaster ride, stop by the newly inaugurated China Town, and even place your bets at the local Casino. Explore on your own or try a tour! 

In the evening, some outdoor drinks at  a nice bar with a terrace, or at Fierro’s outdoor garden!

Si el día está soleado, hacer una excursión al Tigre es una salida imperdible durante tu estadía en Buenos Aires. Se puede hacer deportes acuáticos, pasar por el Mercado de Frutos para comprar artesanías, subir a una montaña rusa, conocer el nuevo Barrio Chino de Tigre, e incluso probar suerte en el Casino. Explora por tu cuenta o súmate a un Tour.

A la noche, unos tragos al aire libre en algún bar con terraza o en el jardín de Fierro Hotel.

Saturday and Sunday/ Sábado y Domingo

año nuevo chino

(Photo by IQRemix)

Book your place at UCO´s delicious weekend brunch, with a great Irish version as well! 3220-6800Soler 5862, Palermo.

Chinese New Year celebrations will be taking place throughout the whole weekend at the Plaza Parques Nacionales on Figueroa Alcorta avenue, between Sucre and Echeverría in Belgrano.

Hacé tu reserva para degustar el brunch de UCO restaurante que  ofrece también una variante de desayuno irlandés. 3220-6800. Soler 5862, Palermo.

El Año Nuevo chino se festeja todo el fin de semana en la Plaza Parque Nacionales que queda sobre la Avenida Figueroa Alcorta, entre Sucre y Echeverría, en Belgrano.

Buenos Aires Agenda: December/Diciembre 1-6 2015

Monday/Lunes

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(Photo by Alessandro Prada)

The International Videoart Festival kicks off until Wednesday at the National Library and the Museo del Libro y de la Lengua in Recoleta. 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  UCO after office! 3220-6800. Soler 5862, Palermo.

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

Arranca el Festival Internacional de Videoarte hasta el miércoles en la Biblioteca Nacional y en el Museo del Libro y de la Lengua en Recoleta. La programación completa se encuentra aquí.

A la tarde, desde las 17.30 hasta las 19.30hs., abre  el jardín de Fierro Hotel para ofrecer cócteles en el after-office de UCO Restaurante. 3220-6800. Soler 5862, Palermo.

También a la tarde, a partir de las 19hs., la famosa orquesta de percusión, La Bomba del Tiempo, se presenta, como todos los lunes, en el Centro Cultural Konex.Sarmiento 3151, Almagro.

Tuesday/Martes

mercado de pulgas

(Photo by José María Pérez Nuñez)

The Dorrego Flea Market in Colegiales is ideal for browsing antiques and trinkets, and also for picking out some original Christmas presents to take back home. Av. Alvarez Thomas and Dorrego, Colegiales.

In the evening, the warm weather is perfect for outdoor drinks at  a nice bar with a terrace.

El Mercado de Pulgas de Dorrego, en Colegiales, es el lugar ideal para mirar antigüedades y elegir regalos originales de Navidad. Av. Alvarez Thomas and Dorrego, Colegiales.

A la noche, el clima cálido es la excusa perfecta para tomar unos tragos al aire libre en algún bar con terraza.

Wednesday/Miércoles

tigreboat

(Photo by Martin Terber)

If the weather is nice, a day trip to Tigre is a must while you’re in Buenos Aires. You can try a water sport, stop by the Mercado de Frutos where you can purchase local goods, go on a rollercoaster ride, stop by the newly inaugurated China Town, and even place your bets at the local Casino. Explore on your own or try a tour!

Si el día está soleado, hacer una excursión al Tigre es una salida imperdible durante tu estadía en Buenos Aires. Se puede hacer deportes acuáticos, pasar por el Mercado de Frutos para comprar artesanías, subir a una montaña rusa, conocer el nuevo Barrio Chino de Tigre, e incluso probar suerte en el Casino. Explora por tu cuenta o súmate a un Tour.

Thursday/Jueves

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Check out the new MALBA exhibit of Belgian artist Francis Alÿs’s poetic-political artwork. Av. Figueroa Alcorta 3415, Palermo. 

The Buenos Aires Sonar festival is taking place in Vicente López next to the river. Check out the line up here and buy tickets here.

El MALBA tiene en exhibición una muestra de la obra político-poética del artista belga Francis Alÿs. Av. Figueroa Alcorta 3415, Palermo.

El Sonar de Buenos Aires se lleva a cabo en Vicente López al lado del río. La programación se puede encontrar aquí, y las entradas se pueden comprar aquí.

Friday/Viernes

The Colón Theatre inaugurates their opera production of Richard Wagner’s Parsifal. Functions will also take place on the 6th/9th and 11th of December. Tickets here

Buena Vista Social Club is also staging a live show at the Luna Park Stadium. Tickets here. 

El Teatro Colón estrena una producción de la opera Parsifal de Richard Wagner. El 6, 9 y 11 de diciembre, también hay funciones. Entradas aquí.

También se presenta Buena Vista Social Club en el Estadio Luna Park. Entradas aquí.

Saturday and Sunday/Sábado y Domingo

odisea

(Photo by Gervasio Varela/Inspired by 2011 Space Odyssey)

Book your place at UCO´s delicious weekend brunch, with a great Irish version as well! 3220-6800Soler 5862, Palermo.

On Saturday evening at 8.30pm, the Museo Larreta in Belgrano is staging a stunning Lorca inspired Flamenco show. Juramento 2291, Belgrano.

On Saturday, the Colón Theatre is presenting a unique screening of Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: Space Odyssey with live music by the Buenos Aires Philharmonic Orchestra. Tickets here.

Hacé tu reserva para degustar el delicioso brunch de UCO restaurante que  ofrece también una variante de desayuno irlandés. 3220-6800. Soler 5862, Palermo.

El sábado a la noche a las 20.30hs., el Museo Larreta en Belgrano presenta un espectáculo impactante de flamenco inspirado en la obra de Federico García Lorca. Juramento 2291, Belgrano. 

El sábado, el Teatro Colón presenta una función especial de 2001: Odisea del Espacio, de Stanley Kubrick, con música en vivo de la Orquesta Filarmónica de Buenos Aires. Entradas aquí.

Buenos Aires Agenda: 23-29 November/Noviembre

Monday/Lunes

icecream

(Photo by Mor)

Those with a sweet tooth will be able to indulge this week as Ice Cream Week kicks off until Sunday!

Check out the new MALBA exhibit of Belgian artist Francis Alÿs’s poetic-political artwork. Av. Figueroa Alcorta 3415, Palermo. 

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.

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

Los amantes del dulce pueden disfrutar esta semana de la 31º Semana del Auténtico Helado Artesanal que se lleva a cabo hasta el domingo.

El MALBA tiene en exhibición una muestra del trabajo político-poético del artista belga Francis Alÿs. Av. Figueroa Alcorta 3415, Palermo.

A la tarde, desde las 17.30 hasta las 19.30hs., abre  el jardín de Fierro Hotel para ofrecer cócteles en el after-office de UCO restaurante. 3220-6800. Soler 5862, Palermo.

También a la tarde, a partir de las 19hs., la famosa orquesta de percusión, La Bomba del Tiempo se presenta, como todos los lunes, en el Centro Cultural Konex.Sarmiento 3151, Almagro.

Tuesday/Martes

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(Photo by Pedro Paulo Palazzo)

The MUNTREF art space in the Retiro area is showcasing a new collection of artwork which explores the theme of migration. av. Antártida Argentina 1355, Retiro.

Last chance to catch the Colón Theatre’s staging of Einer, an experimental contemporary opera production. Tickets here

El espacio MUNTREF en la zona de Retiro presenta una nueva colección de obras artísticas que exploran la temática de la migración. av. Antártida Argentina 1355, Retiro.

Última oportunidad de ver la producción de la ópera experimental y contemporánea Einer en el Teatro Colón. Entradas aquí. 

Wednesday/Miércoles

joss

(Photo by Foto Ruta‘s Jocelyn Mandryk)

A sunny Wednesday is perfect for taking a Foto Ruta Tour where you can get to know the city from a different perspective!

In the evening, check out some Scandinavian films at the Nordic Film Festival taking place at the Teatro San Martín. av. Corrientes 1530, downtown.

Un miércoles de sol es ideal para hacer un tour fotográfico de Buenos Aires con Foto Ruta y aprender a mirar a la ciudad desde otro ángulo.

A la noche, el Festival de Cine Nórdico se lleva a cabo en el Teatro San Martín y muestra una selección de películas escandinavas. av. Corrientes 1530, centro.

Thursday/Jueves

records

(Photo by Thomas)

At 2pm, stop by the Obelisk where a special ice-cream tasting event will take place, in which local ice cream makers will give a live demonstration on how it’s done.

Later on, at 8pm, the Buenos Aires Philharmonica will be playing at the Usina del Arte in La Boca. Agustín Caffarena 1, La Boca.

It’s also La Noche de las Disquerías (Record Shop Night), so there will be lots of live music and related activities around the city from 6pm onwards. 

A las 14 hs. en el Obelisco, se lleva a cabo una degustación especial de helados en la que los heladeros locales darán una demostración de como se hace el helado.

Más tarde, a las 20hs. se presenta la Orquesta Filarmónica de Buenos Aires en la Usina del Arte en La Boca. Agustín Caffarena 1, La Boca.

También se lleva a cabo la Noche de las Disquerías, por lo que habrá recitales y actividades relacionadas con la música alrededor de la ciudad desde las 18hs. en adelante.

Friday/Viernes

rainba

(Photo by Hernán Piñera)

Friday is a national holiday so expect some things to be closed and others to be crowded. If the weather forecast is right and it should rain, check out our recommended rainy day activities in Buenos Aires.

In the evening, DJ Guy Mantzur will be in charge of the party at CROBAR. Tickets here

El viernes es feriado por lo que algunos lugares estarán cerrados, y otros llenos de gente. Si el pronóstico del tiempo acierta y llueve, hay una lista de actividades recomendadas para hacer en Buenos Aires cuando llueve aquí.

A la noche, el DJ Guy Mantzur musicaliza la pista de CROBAR:  Entradas aquí.

Saturday and Sunday /Sábado y Domingo

fiambre

(UCO Restaurant)

Book your place at UCO´s delicious weekend brunch, with a great Irish version as well! 3220-6800Soler 5862, Palermo.

On Saturday evening at 8.30pm, the Museo Larreta in Belgrano is staging a stunning Lorca inspired Flamenco show. Juramento 2291, Belgrano.

On Sunday at 6pm, check out the Colón Theatre‘s free outdoor concert of French contemporary composer Phillippe Manoury’s Le livre des claviers. Plaza del Vaticano, Viamonte and Cerrito.

Hacé tu reserva para degustar el delicioso brunch de UCO restaurante que  ofrece también una variante de desayuno irlandés. 3220-6800. Soler 5862, Palermo.

El sábado a la noche a las 20.30hs., el Museo Larreta en Belgrano presenta un espectáculo impactante de flamenco inspirado en la obra de Federico García Lorca. Juramento 2291, Belgrano. 

El domingo, a las 18 hs. el Teatro Colón presenta una producción gratuita, al aire libre, de El Libro de los Teclados del compositor contemporáneo francés, Phillippe Manoury. Plaza del Vaticano, Viamonte y Cerrito.

This Week: 3rd to 9th of August

Monday

graffiti

(Photo by Ignacio Sanz)

Fierro Hotel is kicking off the month with a renovated façade that showcases the work of talented local street artists. Want to see more? The unexpectedly warm winter weather is perfect for strolling the city streets on one of Graffitimundo’s tours which will show you the who is who and the whereabouts of Argentine street art.  More information 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.

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

For some great post-dancing fugazzeta pizza, go to the nearby Los Cocos. Av Córdoba 3303, Almagro

Tuesday

mate

(Photo by Sam Verhaert)

The new exhibit at the MNBA (Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes) features indigenous art from Paraguay. Av. del Libertador 1473, Recoleta.

And while on the topic of Paraguay, practice Spanish and try some mate, a typical drink inherited from the Guaraní culture, at the Tuesday Mate Conversation Club that starts at 6.30pm. Sign up at mateclubdeconversacion@gmail.com . Uruguay 862, downtown.

Wednesday

música

(Photo by Carolina Bello)

If you’re in the San Telmo area, stop by the Ethnographic museum and learn more about the Argentine indigenous community. Moreno 350, San Telmo.

Later on, stop by the Centro Cultural Recoleta and catch one of the stunning Fuerza Bruta shows. Tickets here. 

Thursday

The Museo de Arte Hispanoaméricano Isaac Fernandez Blanco, located in the stunning Palacio Noel, is featuring a special retrospective of Ecuadorian photographer Hugo Cifuentes.  Suipacha 1422, downtown.

In the evening, the first performance of Antidiaspora, featuring music by Argentine musicians developed in France, will be taking place at the Colón Theatre. Functions will be taking place on the 6th, 7th and 8th of August. Tickets here.

Friday

helado

(Photo by Filipe Fortes)

Expect Summery warm weather on Friday and make sure to stop by one of our recommended spots for ice-cream after spending the day outdoors!

In the evening, the first performance of Antidiaspora, featuring music by Argentine musicians developed in France, will be taking place at the Colón Theatre. Functions will be taking place on the 6th, 7th and 8th of August. Tickets here.

Saturday and Sunday

las nereidas

(Photo by Ignacio Sanz)

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

For an off the beaten path outing, check out the Caballito neighborhood and stop by Parque Rivadavia where the Buenos Aires Market gourmet food fair will be taking place throughout the weekend. Av. Rivadavia 4800, Caballito.

Head to the Ecological Reserve behind Puerto Madero and look for the stunning monument La Fuente de las Nereidas which depicts the birth of Venus, and was sculpted by Lola Mora, one of Argentina’s most renowned women artists.

You can also 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: 20-26th of July

Monday

frienday

(Photo by Kompania Piwowarska)

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

The country will also be celebrating Friendship Day, as it does every 20th of July, so make sure to book in advance for shows and restaurants. Taste the special menu created at UCO Restaurant for the occasion, and join the fun at one of the city bars or at the classic Monday party by La Bomba del Tiempo at Centro Cultural Konex!

Tuesday

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

Last chance to catch the Cavalleria Rusticana and Pagliacci opera productions at the Colón Theatre! Tickets here.

Wednesday

nereidas

(Photo by Ignacio Sanz)

Head to the Ecological Reserve behind Puerto Madero and look for the stunning monument La Fuente de las Nereidas which depicts the birth of Venus, and was sculpted by Lola Mora, one of Argentina’s most renowned women artists.

At 6pm, stop by the Centro Cultural Recoleta and catch one of the stunning Fuerza Bruta shows. Tickets here. 

Thursday

The annual Expo Rural kicks off until Sunday featuring horse shows, folklore, farm animals and more. More information here.

Later on, don’t miss Cuban jazz artist Gonzalo Rubalcaba at the Centro Cultural Kirchner starting at 9pm. Tickets are free and must be picked up on a first come first serve basis two hours prior to the show. Bouchard 350, downtown.

Friday

asado

(Photo by Antonio García)

Friday is a day for indulging! 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.

On Friday, Saturday and Sunday evening, Daniel Barenboim and Martha Argerich will be playing live concerts with the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra at the Colón Theatre. Tickets 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 and Sunday evening, Daniel Barenboim and Martha Argerich will be playing live concerts with the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra at the Colón Theatre. Tickets here.

On Saturday and Sunday you can also head to the Palermo Racetracks where the monthly Buenos Aires Market event will be taking place, offering great produce and food in a colorful outdoor setting! Avenida Libertador and Dorrego.

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.