This Week: 22-28th September 2014

Monday

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Start off the week by visiting the MALBA where a great collection of artwork by Julio Le Parc is being exhibited until the 6th of October. Av Pres. Figueroa Alcorta 3415, Palermo.

Later on, stop by to celebrate the arrival of Spring at Centro Cultural Konex where La Bomba del Tiempo will be staging their weekly percussion show. Sarmiento 3151, Almagro.

For some great post dancing local style pizza, head to nearby Los Cocos and order a fugazetta, an onion and mozzarella specialty. Los Cocos- Córdoba, Av. 3303, Almagro

Tuesday

(Photo by Roger Schultz)

The 2014 photography festival ¨Festival de la Luz¨ will be taking place at different venues around the city. A full list of exhibitions is available here.

The last function of the opera Falstaff will be taking place at 8.30pm at the Colón Theatre. Tickets here.

Wednesday

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Head to the beautiful 3 de Febrero parks in Palermo where you can rent paddle boats and make the most of the sunny Spring weather.

Later on, at 5pm, stop by the nearby planetarium that will be screening an immersive Tango show with music by Astor Piazzolla. Av. Sarmiento and Belisario Roldán, Palermo.

Thursday

(Photo by Ministerio de Cultura de la Nación)

Get a general overview of the city  on one of the “Pay What You Want” walking tours led by Jonathan, an Englishman in love with BA! More information here.

The Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes is hosting a new Thursday event that aims at creating an alternative experience of art. Head to the Recoleta area and stop by for the Bellos Jueves show at 7.30pm that will feature local bands Coiffeur and Paloma del Cerro amidst a beautiful art collection. Avenida Del Libertador 1473, Recoleta.

Friday

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If you came to Buenos Aires and you’re not a 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!

In the evening, Franz Ferdinand will be staging a live show in Estadio Malvinas Argentinas. Buy your tickets here.

Another option, in Abasto, is to catch the 7pm show by the Teatro Ciego (blind theatre) which will be playing Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon in absolute darkness. Zelaya 3006, Abasto.

Saturday and Sunday

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During the weekend, a Spanish dance festival will be taking place with flamenco shows and classes in different venues around the city. Check out the program here.

On both Saturday and Sunday, Joe Satriani will be staging live shows at the Gran Rex Theatre.

This Week: 26 May-1 June

Monday

Rusia Gallery via arteBA

Rusia Gallery via arteBA

There’s just one more day – today! – to get down to La Rural to check out the 23rd edition of arteBA. This year, photography has its own section – Photobooth – for the first time while other notable elements include U-TURN masterminded by Spanish curator Agustin Pérez Rubio. 90 pesos. Final day. La Rural, Plaza Italia.

Tuesday

Via Pain & Vin

Via Pain & Vin

 

Turn a glass of vino into something way more exciting and drop by Pain & Vin wine bar. This Palermo store-café-tasting room has a great selection from boutique Argentine producers, plus they speak great English to help you get the most from your choice. Take a Malbec home for later, or crack it open there and then. Gorriti 5132, Palermo Soho.

 

Wednesday

Courtesy of Usted Está Aquí Experience

Courtesy of Usted Está Aquí Experience

 

Following its glorious success in 2013, Usted Está Aquí, the interactive theater experience created by directors Natalia Chami and Romina Bulacio Sak is back for its second season. Without spoiling the plot, prepare for the unexpected as you’re transported to different towns, cities, countries and situations as you rove around the Tardis-like Konex, accompanied by a huge cast. Fun and fantastic. Four shows, 8pm, 8.30pm, 9pm, 9.30pm, also Sundays, Ciudad Cultural Konex, Sarmiento 3131, Almagro. 100 pesos.

 

Thursday

Via Masquecine

Via Masquecine

Did you know you can catch movies for free on Thursdays? The audiovisual district, better known as the north side of Palermo Hollywood, is screening once a week at El Dorrego. The month of May has been all about renowned director Pablo Trapero (he also directed Carancho) and today you can see Familia Rodante (2004). 7.30pm, Zapiola 50, Colegiales. Free.  

 

Friday

Via Foto-Ruta

Via Foto-Ruta

 

Feeling snap happy? Or simply want to improve your iPhone photo skills? FotoRuta‘s workshops let visitors (and residents!) take in Buenos Aires in a creative way, focusing on a particular theme in a certain neighbourhood. Check their site for more details.

 

Weekend

Via Bebop

Via Bebop

Nothing like some late-night blues to soothe the soul and The Honey Horns are here to do just that. The female brass trios comprising Paloma Sneh on tenor sax, Vanesa Harbek on trumpet and Marybeth Almendros on trombone, will get toes tapping and fingers clicking. Bebop Club, Moreno 364, Monserrat.

This Week: 12-18 May

In the run-up to next week’s arteBA, exhibitions are opening left, right and centre. Plus, a new terrace for sipping cocktails in Palermo Soho. 

Rusia Gallery via arteBA

Rusia Gallery via arteBA

Monday Test your mettle against the quiz master at the Pub Quiz Buenos Aires tonight. This is Sam Kelly’s first as the man with all the questions (and answers) following his seamless takeover from Jonathan Evans. 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. 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

Courtesy of Ninina

Courtesy of Ninina

All these grey skies getting you down? In need of an alcohol-free mid-week pick-me-up? Head to one of Palermo’s best new(ish) cafés, Ninina Bakery, which has a fabulous menu and serves the perfect caffeine injection in a no-handle cup in a beautiful open kitchen, From mouth-watering pastries and cakes to invigorating fruit juices, Ninina holds breakfast, brunch and tea in spades. We love the waffles. Gorriti 4738, Palermo Soho. Thursday

Via San Telmo Productions

Via San Telmo Productions

If you check out one film this week, get down to the Centro Cultural General San Martín to see Mujeres Con Pelotas (Goals for Girls: A Story of Women With Balls). Directed by an Argentine-American couple, the documentary shows how a group of women from the Villa 31 shantytown overcame various obstacles – and not least sexism as they were women playing football – to form the  Las Aliadas del 31 team.  Sarmiento 1551, Tribunales, Thursday and Saturday, 8pm. In Spanish with Spanish subtitles. Friday

Via Pabellón 4

Via Pabellón 4

In the run-up to arteBA, there are exhibitions a plenty going on to get the artistic juices flowing and one notable opening this week is Manuel Archain at Pabellón 4, With a background in drawings, film design and animation, his latest showing El sueño oculto de lo cotidano,is based on photography that takes everyday objects out of context, Uriarte 1332, Palermo Soho. Mon to Sat 4pm-8pm.   Weekend

Via Galeria Mar Dulce

Via Galeria Mar Dulce

One of our favourite Palermo art galleries, Galería Mar Dulce, also unveils its latest exhibition this week. WALDEINSAMKEIT (AKA the sensation of feeling alone in the forest) by Sofía Wiñazki opens today. The space specialises in small artworks so be prepared to fall in love with a pret-a-porter handbag-size piece to take home. Free fizz courtesy of Rosell Boher. From 4pm, Uriarte 1490, Palermo Soho. SAVE THE DATE! That’s right, we gave it  cheeky mention earlier in the blog but the much revered arteBA, Latin America’s largest contemporary art fair opens next week. Champagne, installations and critics galore await over the four days. 23-26 May, La Rural, Plaza Italia.

This Week 10-17 March

Monday

Test your mettle against the quiz master extraordinaire at the Pub Quiz Buenos Aires tonight, in what is the final and triumphant quiz organised by tour guide Jonathan Evans. Fear not though, trivia fans, the quiz will continue as normal next month with a brand-new host (we hear he’s pretty tough)… 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, La Cigale, 25 de Mayo 597 (corner of Tucumán). 15 pesos.

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.

Courtesy of Jocelyn Mandryk

Courtesy of Jocelyn Mandryk

Tuesday

For those of who you who like your comedy in English, get down to Gringo Standup this evening. Featuring local expat hero Daniel Tunnard (the Englishman who rode all the buses in Buenos Aires), Matt Roper AKA Wilfredo and the extremely hilarious Ana Carolina, you’ll be in for a rib-tickler of a night. The Cavern Pub, Av. Corrientes 1660, Paseo La Plaza. 10.30pm, 70 pesos.

Courtesy of Comedy in Buenos Aires (that porteños won't understand)

Courtesy of Comedy in Buenos Aires (that porteños won’t understand)

Wednesday

Ditch Palermo for one night only and head down to Retiro to one of the hippest bars in town. Part wine store, part florist and a whole lot of bar, Florería Atlántico was voted the best watering-hole in South America in 2013. What are you waiting for? We love the frogs’ legs and their grilled steak.

Courtesy of Florería Atlántico

Courtesy of Florería Atlántico

Thursday

In what has become the summer slash autumn mid-week party of the moment, go and get High on the Roof in Recoleta at Primafila.  Expect a beautiful crowd starting the weekend early with this early-evening rooftop sessions that ends at 1am. Entrance is free but by list only, so stop by for supper before shaking off the calories on the outdoor terrace. Once you’re done but still need to groove, head to Palermo classic Club 69 for funk, break-dancing and drag acts.

Courtesy of Club 69

Courtesy of Club 69

Friday

In what is likely to be the photographic exhibition of 2014, Mario Testino’s In Your Face opens today at the Malba. The Peruvian photographer has snapped some of the world’d good and great in his time. This is his first and long overdue Buenos Aires show. Malba, Figueroa Alcorta 3415, Palermo. 7pm. Until June 16.

Courtesy of Malba

Courtesy of Malba

Weekend

For a touch of urban intervention, San Telmo is the place to go. Quirky musical and artistic combo Al Ver Verás provide the visuals and the sounds for “music to look at” at what is likely to be a most interesting night.  Chez Praliné, address on reservation.

Courtesy of Leticia Fraguela

Courtesy of Leticia Fraguela

And of course, we are taking reservations for our epic weekend brunch sessions. Go with an empty tummy, leave with it more than sufficiently filled. HG Restaurant, Soler 5862, Palermo Hollywood. Tel: 3220-6820.

This Week: March 3-10

Electronic music parties are on the agenda, while an ultra-hip Palermo gallery unveils its latest exhibition. Presenting the week, March 3-10, 2014.

Monday

In case you weren’t aware, we are still on carnival alert, with both Monday and Tuesday national holidays. Follow the beat of the drums and go shake your booty like you’re in Brazil. In all good carnaval-loving neighborhoods including Colegiales, Montserrat, Palermo, San Telmo and Villa Crespo…

Courtesy of BA City government

Courtesy of BA City government

Tuesday

Today is the last day for some city beach action, as Buenos Aires Playa ends its 2014 summer cycle, goddamit. Get down to one of these hotspots for some final tanning and chilling.

Courtesy of BA City government

Courtesy of BA City government

Wednesday

For one of the most buzzing happy hours in town, get down to Pony Line bar in Recoleta. Lady of the musical night SRZ checks the tunes, while the superb drinks list will keep the most demanding of palates content. From 8pm. Pony Line, Posadas 1086, Recoleta.

Courtesy of Four Seasons

Courtesy of Four Seasons

Thursday

Primafila‘s High on the Roof by Estamos Felices cycle continues every Thursday until the end of March. Expect a beautiful crowd starting the weekend early with this early-evening rooftop sessions. Entrance is free but by list only, so stop by for a yummy supper before shaking off the calories on the outdoor terrace.

Courtesy of Gastronomique

Courtesy of Gastronomique

Friday

Ultra-hip art gallery Miau Miau unveils its latest exhibition, Piques de ensueño by Constanza Alberione. Expect fragile portraits lovingly painted with tiny brush strokes. From 7pm. Miau Miau, Bulnes 2705, Palermo,

Courtesy of Miau Miau

Courtesy of Miau Miau

Later on, start your weekend off with a bang, courtesy of party organizers HISS, who have lined up a big one at Liv tonight. David August headlines the Palermo nightclub, and will be backed up Ricky Ryan and Yamil Colucci. Start throwing your finest shapes now. From midnight. Liv, Juan B. Justo 1658, Palermo.

Weekend

And if you still need to get your groove on, the big bad Pacha nightclub throws opens its door after a low-profile summer. Dutch wonder Sander Kleinenberg brings the club back to life – make sure you keep at it until dawn to watch the sun rise over the River Plate. Pacha, Avenida Rafael Obligado 6151, Costanera Norte.

Courtesy of DJ Guide

Courtesy of DJ Guide

Come Sunday, what better than an Hernán Gipponi seven-course brunch to fuel that empty tank? Last booking, 2pm. HG Restaurant, Soler 5862, Palermo Hollywood.

This Week in Buenos Aires

Monday

(Photo by Rodrigo Muniz)

Head to the MALBA and check out the Liliana Porter and Elba Bairón exhibits. Avenida Figueroa Alcorta 3415, Palermo.

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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If you’re planning to visit the city center to see the obelisk, or to take a tour of the Colon Theatre, head to the Palacio de Aguas Corrientes (palace of running waters) on Cordoba Avenue and Riobamba first. Opening Hours: Mon-Fri 9am-1pm.  Riobamba 750 – 1° Piso. Tel: (54-11) 6319-1104.

Every Tuesday at 7pm throughout January and February, the world’s most famous operas will be screened at the Plaza del Vaticano. So if you’re touring the downtown area, stop by an ice-cream shop and then sit in the park to enjoy! Viamonte and Cerrito Street, downtown.

Wednesday

(Photo by tadophoto)

Take one of the Buenos Aires Histórico Tours led by historians and other humanities graduates from the Buenos Aires University. 4307 8539. buenosaireshistorico@yahoo.com.ar

In the evening, head to Centro Cultural Konex which during the Summer turns into Club 3131 on Wednesday evenings starting at 7pm. The club space is perfect for drinks, a bite, and some fun activities like ping-pong, futbol and more. Sarmiento 3131, Abasto.

Thursday

(Photo by Manuel Maure)

At the starting point of the Paraná delta is the town of Tigre, set on an island lined by small rivers and streams. This rugged location surrounded by nature offers a variety of attractions including canoeing and kayak excursions, trekking, motorboat and commuter boats to take you to different places on the riverside, restaurants, spas, teahouses, picnic sites, a naval museum, an art museum, a mate museum, a casino, a crafts fair and an amusement park.

Friday

Stop by the stunning Museo de Arte Decorativo in Recoleta and get to know one of the architectural landmarks of the city, as well as the art of Guillermo Roux that is on display until the 2nd of March.

In the evening, stop by The Steve for some tapas and drinks! El Salvador 4968, Palermo

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.

Check out some of the free cultural events taking place around the city as part of the Verano in Buenos Aires program. More information here.

This Week in Buenos Aires

Monday

(Photo by Sebastián-Dario)

Start the week by paying a visit to the Museo Carlos Gardel and learn everything there is to know about the famous tango legend. Jean Jaures 735, Abasto. 4964-2015.

In the evening don’t miss out on La Bomba del Tiempo, a percussion orchestra that has become one of the local absolute musts.  For some great post dancing pizza, head to nearby Los Cocos and order a fugazetta pizza, an onion and mozzarella local specialty. Los Cocos- Córdoba, Av. 3303, Almagro

Tuesday

 

(Photo by scrambldmeggs)

Villa O Campo, located in San Isidro on the outskirts of Buenos Aires, brought together renowned twentieth century intellectuals and authors. Tours of the home and gardens are offered from Thursday to Sunday and afterwards some tea and scones are mandatory. 

In the evening, stop by Florería Atlántico for drinks, dinner and a lovely time. Arroyo 872, Retiro. 6761-2908

 

Wednesday

 

(Photo by melvelez)

Explore the Tres de Febrero parks in Palermo. Between Av. Libertador and Lugones, and extending from Av. Casares in Palermo to La Pampa in Belgrano, this group of parks is composed of 25ha made up of 15 public parks and 21 private sport clubs and includes the “Rosedal”, an extensive rose garden, the Sivori Museum, the Planetarium and the Japanese Gardens.

In the evening, the hip Palermo Shanghai Dragon hosts happy hour and a weekly beerlingual bilingual pub quizAráoz 1199, Palermo

Thursday

(Photo by wallyg)

Take a tour with graffitimundo and explore the city streets and its prolific art. Then stop by Hollywood in Cambodia where you can purchase the local street artists’ works.

In the evening, the Buenos Aires Philharmonic Orchestra will be playingat the stunning Colón Theatre starting 8.30pm. Cerrito 628, Downtown. 4378 7100.

 

Friday

(Photo by OndasDeRuido)

Stop by the Juan Gatti exhibit in the Sivori museum behind the Palermo Rosedal, and then head to the Planetarium where an audiovisual exhibit by the same artist is being screened.

In the evening, visit Fierro’s Thank Fierro its Friday Happy Hour from 6pm to 8.30 pm and then head to one of the best speakeasies in the city! Soler 5862, Palermo. 3220-6800.

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.

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

On Saturday, Ian Anderson, Jethro Tull’s leading man, will be playing live at the Gran Rex Theatre. Tickets here. 

On Sunday don’t miss the free concert at the Colón Theatre featuring the Camerata Bariloche at 11am. Be sure to pick up your tickets in advance! Cerrito 628, Downtown. 4378 7100.