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.

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Monday

Via Jocelyn Mandryk

Via Jocelyn Mandryk

It’s Día del Gourmet (Gourmet Day) today so we’d encourage you to take advantage of the final day of BA Food Week and drop by Hernán Gipponi Restaurant for dinner. Instead of the usual One Table dining experience, our doors are open with the special three-course dinner menu. Failing that, why not treat yourself to something tasty and gourmand from one of these places. Tuesday

Via FS BA

Via FS BA

If you’ve little time to check out the sport of kings, this might be the next best thing. Inspired by polo, Pony Line at the Four Seasons is scoring plenty of goals, thanks to its fabulous cocktails, artisan beers and delicious bar snacks. Smart and sophisticated, you’ll want to stay until the end of the chukkas. Posadas 1086, Recoleta. 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 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, from 8pm, Ciudad Cultural Konex, Sarmiento 3131, Almagro. 100 pesos. Thursday

Via Malbec World Day

Via Malbec World Day

Today is Malbec World Day! How will you be celebrating? At the Fierro we’ll be offering a tasting menu paired with every single type of Malbec possible, including a white one and a sparkler! More info, coming soon on Facebook!

Via Pick Up The Fork

Via Pablo Sánchez

Got a yen for some real beer? Check out the closed-door Bröeders craft beer night. Two Argentine brothers brew up a storm in Palermo and you get to sample three different pints. Book a communal table with friends or keep it intimate with a table for two. You’ll also be food with some delicious treats by the NOLA chef Liza Puglia, so expect some southern spice and flavour. We love the fried chicken!

 Friday
Courtesy of Malba

Courtesy of Malba

In what is likely to be the photographic exhibition of 2014 in BA, be sure to check out Mario Testino’s In Your Face at the Malba. The Peruvian photographer has snapped some of the world’d good and great in his time. This is his first and very long overdue Buenos Aires show. Malba, Figueroa Alcorta 3415, Palermo. Until June 16. Weekend We’d like to wish all our friends and readers a very happy and peaceful Easter this Sunday. If you’re feeling in the mood to be spoilt this East Sunday, we’ll be updating with you the best brunches and lunches in town. Happy Easter!

This Week 24-30 March

As Buenos Aires starts to adapt to a new season, take advantage of the sun while it’s out, and remember to take a jacket out for those deceptive evenings… Monday It’s a feriado (holiday) today so pack up your thermos, grab some medialunas and enjoy the autumnal sun with a picnic in the park! Why not head to the Palermo Woods and set up a corner near the Planetarium, possibly the most mind-blowing, intergalactic construction in the city…

Via Wikimedia

Via Wikimedia

This week’s One Table is fully booked so it’s time to be extremely unArgentine and think ahead to next week to dinner with our chef Hernán Gipponi taking centre stage! Reservations: 3220-6820. Tuesday 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.

Via Pain & Vin

Via Pain & Vin

Wednesday Following its glorious success in 2013, Usted Está Aquí, the interactive theater experience 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, from 8pm, Ciudad Cultural Konex, Sarmiento 3131, Almagro. 100 pesos.

Courtesy of Usted Está Aquí Experience
Courtesy of Usted Está Aquí Experience

Thursday Get down to the Malba today for a calmer, mid-week browse of the photographic exhibition of 2014. Mario Testino’s In Your Face opened a few weeks ago and there’s no sign of the fervour dying down quite yet. The Peruvian photographer has snapped some of the world’s good and great in his time. This is his first and long overdue Buenos Aires show. Malba, Figueroa Alcorta 3415, Palermo. 50 pesos. Until June 16.

Courtesy of Malba

Courtesy of Malba

Friday Too Epic For House is back with DJ duo Soundexile taking to the decks to create some digital mayhem. Oliverio and Baunder mix it up with special guests warming the night up. Shamrock Basement, Rodriguez Peña 1220, Recoleta. And if that doesn’t suit your fancy, legendary DJ Sven Vath will take over State this evening as he drops into Buenos Aires on his World Tour. Alsina 940, Monserrat.

Via Soundexile

Via Soundexile

Weekend If you’re not resting in light of the epic music fest that kicks off next Tuesday, well, you’ve clearly been asleep for the past six months. Lollapalooza makes its Argentina debut with a two-day festival at San Isidro Hippodrome. Catch New Order (photo), Arcade Fire, Phoenix and Nine Inch Nails over the course of 48 hours – some one- and two-day passes are still available.

Via Discover Northern Ireland

Via Discover Northern Ireland

But if thumping rock concerts don’t turn you on, Saturday night at Bebop sees young singer-songwriter Cata Raybaud present her more delicate version of funk-rock in a far more intimate space. Moreno 364, Monserrat.

Via Bebop

Via Bebop

This Week 17-23 March

From St. Patrick’s Day to TFIF happy hour and a free bonus track for our Inside Buenos Aires readers, a look ahead at the coming week…

Monday

Happening all day today, Buenos Aires celebrates all things Irish, and with good reason – Argentina has the fifth-largest Irish community in the world and so it’s the perfect excuse to go wild on a Monday night. Our pick takes place at expat haunt Magdalena’s Party, which will start things early – from 5pm, scoff down bangers and mash and down green pints and Irish whiskey. The bar will also hold its Second Annual Irishman of the Year contest, in which eight Irishmen and women compete to take home the accolade – they will be chosen based on ability, character, dedication and spirit. Magdalena’s Party, Thames and Costa Rica, Palermo Soho.

Via Magdalena's Party

Via Magdalena’s Party

 

Inside Buenos Aires is also thrilled to invite our readers to download a free track from Raglans, the Irish folk-rock band creating waves on the music scene. Their eponymous debut album is out on March 29 so hit up this link to grab your FREE copy, Limited to the first 200 downloads so get clicking!

Courtesy of K1 Entertainment

Courtesy of K1 Entertainment

Plus this week’s One Table is fully booked so it’s time to be extremely unArgentine and think ahead to next week! Reservations: 3220-6820.

Tuesday

Over at Blanch in Las Cañitas, a new edition of Cocina Intervenida takes place with shrimp fan Joey Lin taking over the kitchen for this one-off event that will set to make US southerners homesick for their food. Joey will be whipping up kilos of shellfish for Cajun Shrimp Boil, so go hungry because it’s all you can eat. Reservation only, 180 pesos, Andrés Arguibel 2813, Las Cañitas.

Via Blanch

Via Blanch

Wednesday

Following its glorious success, Usted Está Aquí, the interactive theater experience by directors Natalia Chami and Romina Bulacio Sak returns for a second season. Without spoiling the plot, prepare for the unexpected as you’re transported to different towns, cities, countries and situations courtesy of a huge cast. Four shows, from 8pm, Ciudad Cultural Konex, Sarmiento 3131, Almagro. 100 pesos.

Courtesy of Usted Está Aquí Experience

Courtesy of Usted Está Aquí Experience

Thursday

Franco-Argentine tenor Yamil Le Parc, son of the famed artist Julio, takes to the stage for the third in a series of shows entitled Chansons & Tangos. Expect melodies from the likes of Michel Legrand, Kurt Weil and Astor Piazzolla. Clasica y Moderna, Callao 892, 9pm, Tel: 4813-6977.

 

Friday

Boom! TFIF – our much-loved monthly happy hour – is on tonight! Hernán Gipponi whips up tempting tapas, while guest bartender Fede Cuco delights with some cocktail faves – the Ginger Smash is always a big hit. Music comes from the delectable Buddha Beats duo.

Courtesy of Jocelyn Mandryk

Courtesy of Jocelyn Mandryk

Weekend

One of Argentina’s musical revelations on the digital cumbia scene, El Remolón launches his latest album Selva with a free gig in the Botanical Garden on Saturday. With a supporting cast including ZZK record label stable mate Villa Diamante, this afternoon session is sure to be a blast. From 2.30pm, Jardín Botánico, Palermo.

Via El Remolón

Via El Remolón