This Week in Buenos Aires

Monday

(Photo by Lu Monte)

Start the week by paying a visit to the Carlos Gardel Museum and learn everything there is to know about the famous tango legend. If you stay until 6.30 pm you can watch some live tango.

The Buenos Aires Tango Queer Festival also starts today and will be hosting workshops, classes and dance shows throughout the week. More information here.

In the evening head to La Cigale to participate in the monthly Pub Quiz (in English) where you can meet people and maybe win something!

Museo Carlos Gardel

Jean Jaures 735, Abasto

4964-2015

La Cigale

25 de Mayo 597, Downtown.

4893-2332

Tuesday

(Photo by claudioruiz)

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. Throughout November there is a photography exhibit about the Mayas at the Rosedal.

In the evening head for a special dinner at  Unik, a newcomer to the Palermo scene  which offers a combination of top quality gourmet dining and modern design.

Unik

Soler 5231, Palermo

4772-2230

info@unik.pro

Open:

Lunch- Tue-Sat 12.30-3pm, Dinner: Mon-Sat 8.30pm-12pm

Wednesday

(Photo by Jack Zalium)

Inside a beautiful French style building you will find The Decorative Art Museum, which showcases a collection of local and foreign objects and furniture. The building in itself makes the museum well worth the visit and the cafe in the courtyard is a lovely place for an afternoon stop.

In the evening the Stone Temple Pilots play at the Luna Park Stadium. Tickets here.

Museo Nacional de Arte Decorativo

Av.del Libertador 1902

4801-8248

museo@mnad.org

Luna Park

Av. Madero 420, Downtown

5279-5279

Thursday

(Photo by MarenYumi)

Head to the stunning new Faena Arts Center in Puerto Madero, which is showcasing the center´s opening Ernesto Neto exhibit, curated by the Tate Modern’s Jessica Morgan.

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

Faena Arts Center

Aimé Paine 1169, Puerto Madero

4010 9233

Fierro Hotel Buenos Aires

Soler 5862, Palermo

3220-6800

 Friday

(Photo by Robert Ostmann)

Aiming to promote the urban art scene in Buenos Aires Graffitimundo offers an off the beaten path tour of the city streets. Group tours are offered every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday starting at 3pm for those interested in learning more about the local street art and the political and social context that is behind it. This is a great option to get to know another side of Buenos Aires. More information on meeting points and prices here.

In the evening Alexandre Babel, Nuno Aroso, Bruno Lo Bianco, Martín Diez  and Gonzalo Pérez will be interpreting James Tenney´s contemporary percussion pieces at the Colón Theatre.

Teatro Colón

Cerrito 628, Downtown

4378 7100

Saturday and Sunday

(Photo by calafellvalo)

Take a day trip to, La Campiña, a 25 year old orange farm in the Buenos Aires town of San Pedro owned by a couple who wished to turn their love for the land into their life. Visits include a tour of the orange plantation (with the added joy of the orange blossoms perfume in the spring), of the selection process, of a dovecot, jam making area, storage and the restaurant. More information here.

Pop Diva Britney Spears stops by Buenos Aires on her Femme Fatale World Tour to put on one of her famous shows at Estadio Unico de La Plata on Sunday 20th of November. Tickets here.

The Hidden Passages of the City

Sometimes, mistakes can result in wonderful surprises. Such is the case with some of the cities hidden passages, consequence of urban miscalculations. These narrow streets are charm filled corners to stumble upon whilst losing oneself in the city maze.

Pasaje Rivarola

Mirrored buildings and an eighty-year-old man who fixes antique clocks make walking into this passage almost like walking into a story. Additionally, the art bookstore and small independent gallery ‘Asunto Impreso’ makes for an interesting visit in the historic neighborhood of San Nicolas.

Pasaje Rivarola- Bartolomé Mitre 1300, between Talcahuano and Uruguay.

Pasaje Bollini

A historic passage in the Palermo neighborhood which housed immigrants and working class in the early nineteen hundreds. The cobblestones and low houses survived the real estate boom and now coexist with the neighboring streets full of high-rise buildings. This passage, which Jorge Luis Borges wrote a poem about (La Cortada Bollini), is now home of the Bollini foundation  and of La Dama de Bollini, an elegant cultural cafe in which poetry readings, live jazz and exhibitions take place.

Pasaje Bollini- Between Austria, Sanchez de Bustamante, French and Pacheco de Melo in Palermo

Pasaje Corina Kavanagh

The Kavanagh building in the Retiro area is said to have been commissioned by Corina Kavanagh to avenge the rejection of the Anchorena family of the romance between Mrs. Kavanagh´s daughter  (who wasn’t considered aristocratic enough) and one of the Anchorenas.  The instructions the architects received were to block the view from the Anchorena palace to the Santisimo Sacramento church they had built (which they were very proud of) with the Kavanagh building. From then on the only frontal view of the church that remains is through the passage.

Pasaje Corina Kavanagh- Between Florida, San Martín and Marcelo T. de Alvear.

Pasaje del Correo/Pasaje Suizo


A quaint passage in the Recoleta area with antique French style constructions and balconies. Once residential, it is now a place to stop for something to eat. We recommend brunch at Sirop Folie.

Pasaje del Correo- On Vicente Lopez between Rodriguez Peña and Montevideo.

Pasaje Zelaya

Tango and the Abasto market characterize the Abasto neighborhood, where Carlos Gardel grew up. In the neighborhood is a colorful passage of painted houses where cultural activities abound.

Pasaje Zelaya- Between Aguero, Jean Jaures, Tucuman and Lavalle.

Pasaje Lanin

Way of the beaten path, in the neighborhood of Barracas, is a beautiful passage that was intercepted by artist Marino Santa Maria who not only painted the facades of the houses but also decorated them with mosaics and pieces of glass.  The historical neighborhood, although somewhat unsafe, is also lined with grandiose houses of early rich immigrants who abandoned the neighborhood after an outbreak of yellow fever.

Pasaje Lanin- Between Branden, Suarez Jose Aaron Salun Feijoo and Dr. Ramon Carrillo.