This Week: 9-15 June

Monday

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Pit your wit (and knowledge) against the quiz master at the Pub Quiz Buenos Aires tonight. With three rounds of 10 general knowledge questions and one themed round of 25 questions, you’ll either be breezing through with a perfect score or scratching your head in extreme bafflement. 7.30pm for an 8pm start, La Cigale, 25 de Mayo 597 (corner of Tucumán). 15 pesos.

 

But, if your neurones aren’t quite up to scratch this evening, head to Pipi Cucu for a soul-gathering jazz piano session. Gera Cerruti will be tinkling the old joanna, this and every Monday evening. Ftom 9.30pm. Ciudad de la Paz 557, Belgrano. Tel: 4551-9314.

 

Tuesday

Via Rey de Copas

Via Rey de Copas

 

Some might think it’s crazy that Rey de Copas has just opened up a brand-new terrace in time for winter, but rain or shine, hot or cold, you can still sip on a mojito all year long. Thank goodness for that! Gorriti 5176, Palermo Soho.

 

Wednesday

Via Fuudis

Via Fuudis

 

For  an alternative dining experience, look no further than Fuudis. Promising three restaurants in one evening in San Telmo on their monthly barrio tour, diners will dip into Chochán, Amorinda Tutto Pasta and Aldo’s Vinoteca & Restorán over the course of an evening. Sociable and gastronomical at the same time, all foodies will love this night out.

 

Thursday

Via Gallery Nights

Via Gallery Nights

 

Some people might be getting in a right old state about the FIFA World Cup kicking off today, but others will be way more excited at the latest edition of Gallery Nights. With more bubbles,music and art than you can shake a stick at, also catch live music at galleries with extended openings around Recoleta and Retiro. 7pm-10pm. Tonight only.

 

Friday

Via Sabe la tierra

Via Sabe la tierra

The organic and sustainable Sabe la tierra market leaves its regular abode in the northern suburbs and head to Palermo for the weekend. Besides fruit and veg, organic chicken, eggs, wholewheat bread, oil, algas and teas, you can also expect  designers, sustainable businesses, co-ops and NGOs taking part. Galpón de Milagros, Gorriti 5417, Palermo. Today 6pm-11pm, Saturday 11-11pm, Sunday 11am-7pm.

 

Weekend

Argentina’s first World Cup game against Bosnia and Herzegovina takes place in Rio de Janeiro on Sunday at 6pm. Catch it  where you can: in all good restaurants, bars, cafés, clothes stores, design stores, shopping malls, plazas…

Via GCBA

Via GCBA

Also over the weekend at the Planetarium, there is free star-spotting of the galactic kind. Every Saturday and Sunday from 7pm to 8.30pm.  Av. Sarmiento and Belisario Roldán, Palermo.

This Week: 28 Apr-4 May

There’s plenty going on for culture vultures over the next seven days: highlights include the annual Book Fair and a photography exhibition by legendary rock ‘n roll snapper Bob Gruen at a hip restaurant.

Monday

Via Miami University

Via Miami University

It’s already in full swing but be sure to get down to the Fería del Libro for the largest book fair in the whole of Latin America. Celebrating its big 4-0 anniversary this year, From talks to presentations and book signings, one of today’s highlights is Un viaje por el Martín Fierro: “Martín Fierro interactivo that will cover everything you ever wanted to know about poet José Hernández and his gaucho hero, as organised by the National Library. 2pm-10pm, until May 12, La Rural, Plaza Italia. Entry $25, $40 at the weekend.

And of course, those in need of a fabulous feed should book at One Table – five course, five wine pairings, one chef – our very own Hernán Gipponi. Tel: 3220-6820. Reservation only.

Tuesday

Via Hype

Via Hype

There’s an all-star international cast of DJs at Hype at Kika tonight with a strong contingent from neighbouring Brazil. Wrong Bazz joins Hype regulars Matt Ashley and Fabricio Ruiz for a full-on night of electro, dubstep, hip hop, trap. moombahton, drum&bass and house. From midnight, Honduras 5539, Palermo Soho.

Wednesday

Via Rey de Copas

Via Rey de Copas

One Soho bar worth checking out for a Humpday cocktail is Rey de Copas. They just launched their winter drinks list *yesterday* so get down to this hot spot, filled with trombones and Moroccan-style cushioned booths and low tables for something refreshing. Gorriti 5156, Palermo Soho. Tel: 2068-5220.

Thursday

Via Taringa

Via Taringa

Turned on by cute cupolas and fancy façades? Make a beeline for the Balvanera neighbourhood, which is home to two stunning buildings both designed by Eduardo Rodriguez Ortega. La Casa de los Lirios is a residential building with a façade reminiscent of Gaudí, while the other has a stunning cupola with an insignia in Catalan that says no hi ha somnis imposibles (“there are no impossible dreams”). Don’t miss the chance to stop and admire these two examples of gorgeous local architecture. La Casa de los Lirios, Av. Rivadavia 2027 and the cupola, Av. Rivadavia 2009.

Friday

Via Gargola

Via Gargola

There’s a very cool and temporary exhibition at Gargola Salón Privado, which is hosting photographs by legendary rock ‘n roll snapper Bob Gruen, best known for his images of The Beatles as well as John and Yoko. Access is via a dinner reservation  – the menu changes regularly – but this is a rare artistic treat in Buenos Aires. Tel: 4972-1161, Colegiales.

Weekend

Via Pick Up The Fork

Via Pick Up The Fork

Busy day busting up your credit card in Palermo? Make a well-deserved pitstop at Pehache’s café. This concept store stocks gorgeous home wares and textiles – avert your eyes and power through to the back where the cake and the coffee awaits on the gorgeous patio. Gurruchaga 1418, Palermo Soho.

SAVE THE DATE

Via arteBA Fundación

Via arteBA Fundación

Coming up at the end of May is arteBA, a veritable artistic extravaganza that makes it the biggest contemporary art fair in Latin America. May 23-26, La Rural.

 

 

New in Town: Rey de Copas

September has brought a new French restaurant and welcoming tapas bar  to the Palermo Scene.  Although still in its initial opening phase, Rey de Copas is already making a name for itself.

At the front of the spacious venue is the restaurant, in charge of Alex Sourou who was the talent behind the hidden and well-reputed Les Anciens Combattants. The celebrated chef is known for his classic French cuisine, attention to detail, and for his friendly manners.

At the back is the impressive bar and lounge area which stands out for its ethnic decor and artistic quota, brought by the venue’s owner, artist Sebastian Paez Vilaró.  The bar serves cocktails and French inspired tapas (think delicious home made paté) and meanwhile entertains the eye with its unique objects, such as trumpets, Venetian marionettes, and art work. Gorriti 5176, Palermo / T. 2068-5220