It’s that time of year again, when frankly it is just to hot to do anything during the day, and we all have to become even more nocturnal than we already are to prevent us from turning into antisocial hermits. Just saying. Luckily it seems we’re not the only ones thinking like this as there’s a whole host of evening open-air music and film coming to the Capital within the next month to keep you going.

Ever tried to slip into the cinema for free? Now you can, and it’s even legal, (we aren’t law breakers here at the Bubble). Every Saturday and Sunday between Saturday, February 17 and Sunday, March 4 there’ll be nightly showings of 2017 new release films in the patio outside of La Usina del Arte, our favorite a converted power station, in La Boca. You can expect everything from the light (really light) humor of The Emoji Movie to more serious affairs like Dunkirk. Even better, the showings will take place open air, allowing you to do a little stargazing too. How romantic.

Food (unfortunately not free) will be available from 8 PM so you can grab any pre/post movie sugar craving that may hit you. Visitors are encouraged to bring cushions and blankets to make themselves feel at home (don’t mind if we do).

More relaxing than your average cinema. Via
More relaxing than your average cinema. Via


The same cycle of movies will be happening over in Caballito in Patio de los Lecheros, the only difference being the schedule, with showings happening on Fridays (9 PM) and Saturdays (9 PM and 11 PM). So you can head to whichever location is convenient.

The full movie schedule for both locations can be viewed by scrolling to the bottom here.

If open-air cinema is your thing, and you’re feeling a little nostalgic, we have good news. Look out for the Noches de Autocine en el Rosedal. Basically, drive through Avenida Iraola until the Rosedal in the Bosques de Palermo, park up and enjoy the view of a cinema-sized screen playing a 2017 release from the comfort of your own car. Very retro USA, we know.

If you don’t own a set of wheels, you can still turn up on foot and chill out on provided chairs and beanbags, or of course bring your own. With film schedules beginning on Thursday, February 8, and lasting until Tuesday, February 13, a range of both Argentine and international films will be shown, with each viewing beginning at 8 PM.

The schedule can be found here.

The Teatro Colón may have finished its opera season for now, but if you’re still game for a bit of the old opera, there is some happening open air. Ok so it won’t be a live orchestra performing to you, but it will be outdoors, adjacent to the Teatro Colón. Located in the Plaza Vaticano and running from Saturday, January 20, until Sunday, February 18, starting at 8 PM, the fourth Festival de Música will also give you the opportunity to see both ballet and concert. Performances will be projected on a giant screen and deckchairs will be provided, so all you need to do is turn up and bag the best seats. The best part is that it’s free. Yeah that’s right people, world-class opera all for free.

Not a bad spot to enjoy free opera. Via gratis en Buenos Aires
Not a bad spot to enjoy free opera. Via gratis en Buenos Aires

For a full programme of events, take a look here.