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The Panama Papers are out, the Vulture Funds aren’t being paid just yet, inflation is still on the rise, Cristina is “#Back”, Lázaro Báez has been arrested and we all need a fucking break.

Friday 8th

FOOD: If you’re down to get out of your Palermo comfort zone there is a pretty sweet food truck fest going on from Friday through to Sunday in Olivos. We’re talking food (obvio), music, art and buena onda. It starts at 12PM, ends at 7PM, it’s free and it’s at the Puerta de Olivos Food Truck Park, because yes, they have a park for food trucks, apparently (Juan Díaz de Solís 2600).

FOOD: Go to Panachef (Sanchez de Bustamente 1470), aka the Venezuelan food Gods, from 7PM to try out 11 different Caribbean hamburgers. Go with ten friends because you’ll want to try them all.

WINE: It’s Malbec week, guys. From 9PM to midnight, La Vinoteca de Don Aldo is hosting a free evening of wines from the following bodegas: Piattelli, Del Desierto, Laccarini y Domingo Hermanos. I repeat, it’s free.

MUSIC: From midnight at Club Cultural Matienzo (Pringles 1249) folk bands Los Mutantes del Paraná and PolleraPantalon will be playing. Check them out here. AR$80 on the door.

Saturday 9th

FOOD: For once, this is a food fair that allows you to pig out with a conscience: Otoño Sustentable en Belgrano will be at Sabe La Tierra (Juramento and Ciudad de la Paz) from 10AM to 7PM. Healthy, sustainable food, etc.

FAIR: Kilts out, bagpipes out, drink on, don’t pass out. Buenos Aires celebrates Scotland. Aye! The food, the beers, the music and the dancing will be taking place on Avenida de Mayo and Peru from 12PM to 6PM. Wear tartan. It’s free.

CLOTHES FAIR: These gals are selling a bunch of carefully selected clothes in Palermo from 12PM to 7PM. On Sunday too. You must send them a message to get the exact address, drink beer, listen to music and grab the bargains.

WINE: From 12PM to midnight at Palermo’s Hippodrome (Libertador 4101), the closing event of this week’s Malbec Week is taking place where there will be expert talks, wine tastings from Argentina’s best bodegas, live music, DJs and of course, food truck, which is what you’ll be going for really.

FAIR: Buenos Aires celebrates Japan from 2.30PM to 10.30PM. Why don’t you go to the sushi instead of having it come to you for once? Expect typical Japanese deliciousness. I’m talking yakitori, onigiri (rice balls), green tea and all things wasabi-covered. You can probably expect a good dose of kawaii too. Kanpai means cheers (when drinking), just FYI.

BEER: If you’re not one for Malbec, there are other options, always. Palermo’s Hippodrome (Libertador 4101) is hosting the Craft Beer Festival from 4PM. Expect 50 beers on tap, live music, DJs, food, buena onda, “surprises”, etc. You must get tickets by phoning 0810-122-2337.

EXHIBITION: From 6PM Juan Tauil’s documentary “T” about the struggle of transvestites prior to the gender equality law passed in 2012 will be projected (watch the trailer here), as well as an exhibition of Agustina García’s photographs of transgenders, at the Biblioteca Popular Eduardo Martedi (Pasco 555) for the FURIA TRAVESTI.

MUSIC: The Centro Cultural Konex (Sarmiento 3131) is hosting its second week-long Classical Music Festival and it kicks off at 8.30PM with violinist Shlomo Mintz. Tickets cost AR$100.

MUSIC: La Usina Del Arte is hosting an evening of music taken from three records of various artists. It’s free but you must pick up your tickets two hours before the show at the UDA.

MUSIC: Synthy electronic music will be playing and projections will be, well, projected from 11PM at Espacio Cultural Mi Casa (Aguero 787) for WITCHES XVIII. Tickets cost AR$50 and understandably it’s only for 18+. Way past your bedtime anyway, kids. (“It’s really cool and underground. It’s punky, kinda grungy, the walls are peeling and covered in paint” confirms an inside source.)

MUSIC: Come jam at El Quetzal (Guatemala 4516) for its last monthly Zulu Hip Hop Jam. Bring yourself, bring your instruments, your dance moves and your friends. Be there at from midnight. AR$30.

MUSIC: From midnight, make your way to Club Cultural Matienzo (Pringles 1249) for some #FUNK and beers.

Sunday 10th

FAIR: This is the only information available. So you just go and follow that gut feeling and get those bargains. From 10AM to 6.30PM at Suipacha 2584.

FREE CONCERT: AND IT’S AT THE TEATRO COLON (aka, one of the most beautiful theaters in the world)!!! Go for the aesthetics if you don’t go for the music. The concert starts at 11AM and you can only get tickets if you make your way to the theater’s box office (Tucumán 1171) on Friday from 10AM to 8PM. Go, go, go.

FOOD: Venezuelan flavors are making their way to Galpon Milagros (Gorriti 5417) from 2PM to 9PM.

MUSIC: Flute, violin, piano and films in Villa Crespo anyone? Heal that hangover with the Tertulia at quirky Casa Brandon (Luis María Drago 236). It starts at 8PM and costs AR$70.